Happy New Year to everyone!
In 2011, I vowed to read 60 books and ended up reading 16 books over that number! Despite being in school full-time, working 20 hours a week, and doing a Teen Services internship, I was able to indulge in my favorite pastime: reading young adult and middlegrade novels!
As a result, I have high hopes for myself for this year. That being said, the below challenges are just that–challenges! It’s possible that I won’t be able to do them all, but a girl can dream, right?
On a side note, I often feel that I could spend the rest of my life reading and not get to all the books that I want to. Does anyone else ever feel that way? Anyway on to the challenges….
I am going to *try* complete the following challenges:
√ The Story Siren‘s 4th Annual Debut Author Challenge: The objective here is to read and review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012–January 31, 2013. Click on the image for full DAC details.
√ Goodreads.com’s 2012 Reading Challenge: I am going to try read at least 100 books in 2012 (that’s 24 more books than I read last year!). You can click the image to see my progress if you’re interested.
√ Chick Loves’s Lit awesome Sophomore Reading Challenge: This is a challenge to read at least 1o second young adult or middlegrade novels published in 2012. It can be the second in a series, a new series, or a standalone. The only requirement is that it’s published in 2012 and is the second book the author has published in the YA or MG realm.
Some other various blog goals:
- Although I read a lot last year, I wasn’t always very good about writing reviews. This year, I want to review more of the books that I read.
- I plan to post more booklists so that educators and fans can find readalikes for their favorite books.
- Include more booktalks for both middlegrade and young adult books.
- My hope is to shorten the blog name and redesign the entire site within the next few months! I have big plans, now I just need to execute them!