Happy New Year everyone! I'm definitely looking forward to 2011. After getting sick at the end of the year I'm going into the new year healthy which feels great. This year is also my 30th birthday and my 5th wedding anniversary, so lots to celebrate this year. I have also been blogging about books for one year now! I've had a great time doing it, met so many fabulous book bloggers and read some pretty amazing books. Let's look at ahead at my 2011 in books!
Last year I set challenges for myself. This year, in addition to aiming for 100 books again, I'm participating in 3 blogger challenges.
The Canadian Book Challenge 4 is hosted by The Book Mine Set. It runs from July 1 2010 to July 1 2011. The purpose is to read and promote Canadian literature and the goal is to read 13 Canadians books in the year. So far, I have read 12!
The Persons of Colour Reading Challenge highlights authors and characters of colour. It's hosted here. I am aiming for level 4 which is to read 10-15 POC books.
The 2011 Christian Fiction Reading Challenge is hosted by The Book Junkie's Bookshelf. The goal is to read 12 Christian Fiction novels in 2011.
Books I'm Looking Forward To
This is my favourite part of the new year, finding out all the books that are scheduled for release. Here is a list of some of the books I have seen so far.
Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah (Feb)
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith (Mar)
A Good Man is Hard to Find by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Mar)
Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal (Mar)
The Baby Planner by Josie Brown (Apr)
The Kid by Sapphire (Apr)
Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell (Apr)
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) by Betty White (May)
The Deal, The Dance and the Devil by Victoria Christopher Murray (June)
Escape by Barbara Delinsky (July)
How does 2011 look for you? What book releases are you looking forward to?