Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Reading Challenges

Another new year is here and it's time for me to set some new challenges for myself. These will just be personal reading challenges for now. I'm still trying to decide which official challenges to join if any, so you may see a few signup posts related to those as well if there are any I decide to join.

Personal Reading Challenges for 2013:
  • Continuing on my journey to read 1 million pages in my lifetime: Currently: 72,348 pages
  • Read for 1 hour each day: I may keep a log of minutes read and report it in my Sunday posts to keep myself accountable.
  • Read 105 books. I'm really hoping for more than this, but I'll start out small and increase the goal if I go over it.
  • Read at least 30,000 pages this year.

Group Reading Challenges:

Last year I signed up to do a 12X12 challenge on Goodreads. The idea was to read 12 different books in 12 different categories. Since I only read 104 books I didn't make it, but I figured I'd try again this year, but the GR group I'm in One Million Pages Per Lifetime  is letting us choose the number of categories we want to do. We have to read 13 books in each category: Right now I'm planning to do 10 categories

My Categories:

Author Review Requests
First in Series
Further in Series
Paranormal Creatures-Witches
Books won from Giveaways
Food and Drink

My progress will be updated on my 2013 Reading Challenges page on a weekly basis. I'm thinking I'll update the page on Saturdays or Sundays.

What reading challenges have you joined or what reading goals have you set for yourself this year?


biochemguy said...

Wow, one million pages in your lifetime is a TON of reading! Good luck! I have some lofty aspirations this year, 365 books (obviously one for each day in the year) being the main one. I won't necessarily read a book each individual day, but 7/week is a must, so it should be fun! ^.^

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

Wow, 7 books a week is a lot, I can usually only get 2 or 3. Good luck!

Ashna Banga said...

Those are a lot of books! It's good you've decided to read in different genres, I've never considered it. Good luck with your challenge and happy reading! :)

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

Thanks Ashna! :)