Year in Review

Another year has come to an end! It's time to look back at how well I did on the challenges I set for myself at the beginning of 2011.

Read 100 Books
I aim for this every year. Last year I hit 99. So I figured this year I had it in the bag. And I ended up with.....88. What? I didn't get much reading done this summer, we were busy travelling and just enjoying the two months that no one had school or work. And I hit a nice little slump in December. So something to aim for again in 2012.

Canadian Book Challenge - 13 books
I read 28 for this challenge. I discovered so much fantastic Canadian literature and of course I signed up for the challenge again. So far I'm at 8. (This challenge starts on Canada Day, July 1.)

POC (Persons of Colour) Challenge - 10-15 books
This challenge involved books written by people of colour or involving characters of colour. I read 21, surpassing the goal I set for myself.

Christian Fiction Challenge - 12 books
This challenge involves Christian books of any genre. I came in at 15. Looking back at this challenge I realized I read mostly Urban Christian, but along the way I discovered historical Christian and I think I may be drawn in.

Non-Fiction Challenge - 7 books
I knew I should have picked a higher number. I finished this challenge with a total of 20 books read. There were some great celebrity books out this year!

That is how I did with my reading in 2011. It was a great year for books and I especially enjoyed reading the Giller Prize nominated books. There was some great Canadian talent joining the bookshelves this year. I look forward to what 2012 brings and some new reading challenges for me!


  1. You are such a great reader! Love picking up recommendations from you :)


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