Whew! I did it – 200 books (actually 201) read in 2012. I had a lot of fun reading all those books, too. I’m not sure I would have made it if it hadn’t been for some work projects, like the Magic Tree House Party and creating book lists for a local parenting publication (which I still need to post about sometime). It also helped that I loosened up my parameters a bit, allowing myself to count graphic novels and audiobooks. I am quite proud of my accomplishment. It was nice to have a goal to challenge myself over the year, and even better to have achieved that goal.
But… I’m not going to do a challenge per se for 2013. Instead, I’d really like to tackle my To Be Read list this year. In particular, I’d like to wrap up some series I’ve been working on for a while now and get to work on some longer books and series I might have been avoiding in my quest to read more books last year (example: Game of Thrones, which I am halfway through and loving). I also want to make more of a concerted effort to read any Newbery or Newbery Honor titles I haven’t read yet, beginning with 2012 and working my way back. I think starting at the beginning and working my way forward might drag me down (no offense to the earlier winners and honorees).
So, here’s to another great year of reading!