The 100+ Reading Challenge hosted by Home Girl's Book Blog challenged participants to read over 100 books for the year. My final count: 83 (4 less than I read last year but still not bad).
The 2010 Historical Fiction Challenge was actually two different challenges I participated in on the Paperbackswap Historical Fiction Forum. Challenge #1 was to read 1 book from each category with 10 categories total. I completed this one. Yay! The other was a historical fiction A-Z challenge. I am working on my last two books for this one and will have it done by the end of this year.
The Books of the Century Challenge consisted of reading books listed on Daniel Immerwahr's Books of the Century website. My goal was 5 and I read 7 which earned me the Popular Literary Culture 101 designation.
The Jean Plaidy Challenge hosted by Arleigh and Lucy at Royal Intrigue was one I also did in 2009. Sadly I did not give JP as much love as she deserved this year and only read 3. I'm hoping to read more Plaidy's this year as I really like her books. There's just never enough time!
And up for 2011....
This is the 2011 challenge from the Historical Fiction Forum on PBS. This time its a 4 parter:
- The It's About Time Challenge: Read a book in each of 11 specific time periods
- It's a Small World: 1 Book from each continent (except Antarctica)
- Up to You: Read a book for 8 out of the 12 proposed categories
- Its All Relative: Read 6 books that are somehow related
Then of course there is my Chivalrous Deeds Challenge. Feel free to go gallivanting through history with me visiting royal courts.
Adam @ Roof Beam Reader is hosting the 2001 Books To Be Read Challenge. The goal here is to read 12 books from the teetering TBR. This is the type of challenge I need to do as my house is slowly being taken over by books.
Taylor @ All Things Historical Fiction is hosting the Georgette Heyer Reading Challenge. I have 75% of GH's books and haven't read a one of them. What better motivation than a challenge? The minimum goal is 3. I think I can do that.