Reading Challenges for 2013

It’s that time again, and I’m looking forward to some fun reading this year. I’m also looking forward (and thinking positively) about doing really well on the challenges I’m setting for myself.

First, of course, I’ll read the books on the Cybils Shortlist. I’ve just seen the list and am having a love/hate reaction to the list as a whole. Let’s see what happens when I start reading…

Next, I’m going to get back to the Nancy Drew Challenge. I swear!

I’m also going to read more from my own stacks this year. My goal is twelve (not added in 2013…) I really need to do this.

I’m going to play with the Book to Movie Challenge because we never watch movies and it would be fun to see some books brought to the big screen. Right? (I could use recommendations for this one!)

Some non-reading but book related challenges I’m also working on are:
– I’m going to start using GoodReads. Or try to. (Wish me luck, I’m going to need it.)
– I really want to get back in the habit of reviewing my reading every month. (Mostly because it helps me at the end of the year with my tallies but also because I think it helps me keep on track with my challenges. Wish me luck, again.)
– I’m going to donate $1 for every book I read, to charity — but which charity? If you’ve got suggestions, share them! I have all year to decide…

And that’s it. Happy reading in 2013 to you all.


  1. Hmm how do you want to use Goodreads? I really never review books there but I use it to track #s.

    For Books to Movies – do you want movies that are coming out or that are already available?

  2. Hey, I really like the dollar a book idea Denise. I think I might use that one too. Donate to the library maybe? It’s also my goal to keep better track on Goodreads of what I read in 2013. So I know how many books I read! :)

  3. I use GoodReads to track my books but nothing else really.

    Of course there are the obvious books to movies starting with all the classics or are you looking for more current books/movies?

  4. This year, I really enjoyed Anna Karenina, The Help, and Eat, Pray, Love as both books and movies. The Hunger Games and Holes were pretty good too. Other than that, you can always check out the list from other people doing the challenge by going through the linky on the sign up page for lots of ideas :) Thanks for joining the challenge!

  5. Wild Iris Foundation? Friends of the Library? The Dewey readathon people’s charity? Reading is fundamental?