I love taking part in reading challenges, and I've done so since 2010. Each year I've tried to beat the previous year's goals, though this year that didn't happen. However, I did accomplish my reading goals. In 2012 I read at total of 267 books, accomplishing my over all reading goal of 222. 220 were YA/MG books (I set a goal of 150) and 75 were debut author books. Those numbers are much smaller than they were the previous year, but with all that was going on this year I'm excited to have read that many books. I'm hoping to read a few more than that this year, so we'll see what happens.
There are a lot of great challenges going on this year that I'd love to take part in, but one of my goals this year is to simplify. If I took part in every reading challenge I wanted to, I wouldn't be simplifying, so I'm keeping with two challenges I've been doing which are Twilight Moms 100 Books Challenge and the Debut Author Challenge.
I set my goal of 222 books last year and was surprised to accomplish my goal by reading 267 books over all. I feel lamo for such a small number considering in 2011 I read a total of 405 books and had a goal of 250. This year I'm going with the same as last year's goal and shooting for 222. This year another goal of mine is to incorporate more ebooks and audiobooks into my reading time.
I love this challenge! Twilight Moms originally started, and now Eve's Fan Garden has taken it over. The goal is to read 100 different books, and 50 of those books have to be by different authors. Last year's goal was 150, and I read 220. This year's goal is 175. Even though I beat last year's goal I've got a lot going on outside of blogging and I'm hoping I can get to 175. If I were being honest my TBR list exceeds this number, and I lived in a reading fantasy world I'd be able to read complete TBR list this year. #notgoingtohappen