February 22, 2011

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

  • Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011(books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. You can sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2011 than you did in 2010See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
  • You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
  • Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge”). If you are not on either of those sites then you can list the books you read for this challenge in the comments on my wrap-up post, which will be up at the end of 2011.
     Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books      Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books      Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books      I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

So I've decided to do this reading challenge that's being hosted over at The Book Vixen's blog. I was a very bad reader last year and only managed to read thirty or so books. This year I'm aiming to read 80-100, so I'll be aiming for the I'm On Fire! level. I figured this would be great motivation for me to keep up with this goal, so hopefully I can stick to it.

Books I've read in 2011:
1. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
2. Matched by Ally Condie
3. Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
4. The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
7. I Am Asher Lev by Chaim Potok


  1. Good luck on the challenge!

    I hope you and your family are okay with the earth quake over there.

  2. good luck!
    also, judging by nic's comment, im assuming you live in new zealand? i LOOOVE that country. seriously. and i hope you're okay, if you live in christchurch, that is. its really heartbreaking, how many people have already died :(
    and also, sorry about the comment-spamming, hehe :D