Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Goodreads Challenge

Besides being an author and writer, I am also an avid reader. (Don't those two things go hand in hand?)

One of my favorite sites on the internet is Goodreads, where I can mark down all the books I read, make friends with other readers, read and write reviews, and find lots of other good books I want to read.

This year, I once again took part in the Goodreads Challenge. Because it was 2012, I challenged myself to read 112 books. (Last year I read 128, so I figured it would be no problem.)

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Linda has completed her goal of reading 112 books in 2012!

But as the middle of an extremely busy December rolled around, I was a little behind. Eek, could I make my goal? Truth be told, I also had just read about 1/3 of the way through two rather dark literary books, and decided not to finish them. So I didn't count those.

But I did take myself to the library a few days ago, and found some relatively easy, short books that I gobbled up quickly. Was that cheating? No, I don't think so.

But I made my goal! Last night, I finished my 112th book for the year, and I'm already reading another. I might even make 113 for the year.

Here is what I've read this year:

Linda's bookshelf: read

Cat Found
Man and Mustang
The Lost Island
Crow Call
Panda: A Guide Horse for Ann
Guernica: A Novel
Each Kindness
The Day of the Pelican
Broken Harbor
Wilderness: A Novel
Off to Camp and Discovering Art
The Lighthouse Road: A Novel
Wish Upon a Horse
The Dog Who Danced
A Hologram for the King
Dog in Charge
She Walks the Shore
The Curious Number
The Perfect Ride
Race the Wild Wind: A Story of the Sable Island Horses

Linda's favorite books »
Here's wishing a Happy New Year, and a Happy Reading Year, to all of you!

May the year 2013 bring you the best of everything!

By the way, I plan to read at least 113 books next year! :-)

1 comment:

Sharon Ledwith said...

Honestly, I wish I had your energy, my friend. Wishing you all the best in 2013! Enjoy your reads!