Books...books...books. I love books - no surprise there. Several years back, I discovered the book blogging world, and oh my, the world of books opened up to me so much more than I could have dreamed. With the discovery of the book blogging world, book challenges became a part of my reading life. Over the last several years, I have learned, I do not complete challenges - for the most part. Why? I just cannot abide by a list especially since my reading moods overtake.
The following are my bookish plans for 2012.
For each plan, I will briefly explain my intent.
Logan at Rememorandom posted about his 2012 Book Manifesto. I like his plan, and it fits well with where I am at in my thoughts on wanting to decrease accumulation into my life. Also, it fits well with where I truly would like to focus my bookish life.
I am going to take Logan’s lead.
The following three challenges, bookclub, and other reading will keep in line with my manifesto.
I have HUGE TBR pile, and I did not do very good with decreasing said pile during 2011. I am determined to decrease it during 2012. This TBR challenge is the motivation, and the help that I need to hopefully stay focused on my 2012 Book Manifesto.
Adam has set up specific guidelines for this challenge. I like these guidelines because it forces me to choose older books that have been sitting around waiting for some reading love.
For further information and to see my book list for this challenge - please see my 2012 TBR Pile Challenge page.
Yes, yes....I am signing up for two TBR type challenges. Why? They have their distinct differences which I think will help me stay motivated to read through my TBR pile rather than the newest book rave of the year.
The 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge is hosted by several bloggers, and they have come up with a way to keep motivation going throughout the year. At the end of each month one of the hosts will post a wrap-up. Every wrap-up will have it's unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this month. For each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It's open to INTERNATIONALS. For participating in the mini-challenge you will get +1 entry.
This Challenge is Hosted by:
Evie from Bookish - @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Read - @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home – @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life - @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading – @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read - @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea - @alouetteuette
Christa from Hooked On Books - @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision - @mermaidvisions
For further information and to see which level I chose for this challenge as well as my book list - please see my 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge page.
A Classics Challenge is hosted by November’s Autumn.
Not only do I want 2012 to be the year I concentrate on my TBR pile of books, I also want to read more classics than I did during 2011. Besides, this one looks fun as November’s Autumn has added a neat twist.
For further information and to see my classics reading list - please see my A Classics Challenges page.
Reading To Know Bookclub
I do love bookclubs, and I do enjoy reading Carrie’s blog - Reading to Know. When I saw her post for a bookclub, I was intrigued. I looked over the list of books, and thought....I am interested...this should be fun and a challenge. Beyond that, I do not feel any pressure to read every book.
Here is a bit about the bookclub:
I asked a handful of other bloggers that I know fairly well to each take a month next year and choose a book for the rest of us to read together. These other bloggers will host the bookclub discussion each month here at Reading to Know.
Again, each month we'll read and talk about their selected choice! Each individual will lead the discussion but the common meeting ground for the group will be here.
January - Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias.
February - Running Away to Home by Jennifer Wilson
March - The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
April - Any title by P.G. Wodehouse of your choosing
May - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
June - A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter
July - Any book in the Chronicles of Narnia series (as part of the Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge hosted annually at Reading to Know)
August - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente
September - Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage
October - Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
November - Jewel of Persia by Roseanna White
December - A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
For further information and to join up - please see Reading To Know Bookclub.
Beyond all that I have listed, I do plan on participating in group reads that come my way that gain my interest. I also will continue with my Wheel of Time buddy read that I have going with Suey at It’s All About Books. There are also smaller challenges that occur throughout the year that I may join.
I should not forget to mention - I will be reading something in regards to the Bible. Either, reading through the Bible using some sort of plan, OR reading through Charles Swindoll’s Great Lives series.
Whew! This is all enough for me. I am certain some spontaneous books will be thrown in throughout 2012.
Happy Reading to you all during 2012!