In 2010 I managed to read 53 books. In 2011, I read 46 books. In 2012, I read 44 books. In 2013, I read 33 books. The trend seems to be to read increasingly less as the years go by. This year I will reverse that trend.
While this is called the “100+ Books Challenge”, all I really want to achieve this year is reading more than I did last year. And if I can beat 2010, I’ll be supremely happy. Again this year, I’ll be including literary journals, but only if I read them cover-to-cover.
1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.
2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.
3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2013. Books started before the 1st do not count.
Here I will post books I’ve read, along with a link to its review (if I write/wrote one)…
0. (which means I started the book in 2013, so can’t count it towards my goal…) A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride.
1. Tracks, by Robyn Davidson
2. Foreign Soil, by Maxine Beneba Clarke
3. Tender at the Bone, by Ruth Reichl
4. A Field Guide to Getting Lost, by Rebecca Solnit
5. On Being Blue, by William H Gass
6. The Joys of Excess, by Samuel Pepys
7. The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again, by Sven Birkerts
8. Salad Days, by Ronnie Scott
9. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo, by Luke Ryan
10. The Gastronomical Me, by MFK Fisher
11. Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon
12. I am a Bacha Posh, by Ukmina Manoori