Get Read-y For 2012 Challenge
December 2, 2011 18 Comments
Get Read-y for 2012 is final challenge for this year to get as many books off your shelves as possible, before the new year starts.This is organised by Loving Books and runs for the whole of December, with weekly check-ins and a giveaway.
The goal is to reduce your to-be-read pile, and especially any review books that you haven’t got round to so you can start 2012 with a more manageable pile of books. More information HERE and sign up HERE on the Mr Linky.
I’m not just going to read, I’m also going to sort out some book-related tasks that are long due.
Read off the TBR
- I have finished all but one of my review books and I think none are due to come in until January (or at least, the reviews are not due until then).
- I gave up on one challenge, but for two other challenges I’d like to finish one more book.
- Then, I’d like to read all the books I have that were published this year, 2011. I started doing that in November so there are only a few left.
- And then there are some other books I’d love to read before the new year.
Books from 2011: More Than You Can Say by Paul Torday Books from 2011: Low Town by Daniel Polansky Books from 2011: Donderdagskind (Far to Go) by Alison Pick Books from 2011: A Twitter Year by Kate Bussmann Books from 2011: Vissen veranderen bij kou van zwemrichting (Fish change swimming direction when cold) by Pierre Szalowski Books from 2011: Een steek diep (Under the Ground) by F. Starik TBR Challenge: We by Jevgeni Zamyatin(DNF)
- Japanese Challenge: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami [Still not got this, reserved at library]
Just because: Don’t Look Now by Daphne Du Maurier Boekgrrls book of the month: XY by Sandro Veronesi The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian (review book)
It’s definitely do-able, as I read about 12-15 books per month. If I get any more books that were published this year, I’ll add them.
I also read: Little Children by Tom Perrotta; The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, Eleven by Mark Watson, Dodelijke hobby [Deadly Hobby] by MPO Books (long short story), Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
I still have a few reviews to write. Some are of books that are on my Dutch blog (first 5), and I simply need to translate them. Others are only going on the English blog (next 3).
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray The Trout Opera by Matthew Condon
- Fauna by Alissa York
The Ugly Sister by Jane Fallon
- My Year With Eleanor by Noelle Hancock
Garden Spells by Sarah Allen The Centenarian Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Left Neglected by Lisa Genova The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
- More Than You Can Say by Paul Torday
XY by Sandro Veronesi Far to Go by Alison Pick Low Town by Daniel Polansky A Twitter Year by Kate Bussman Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier Vissen veranderen bij kou van zwemrichting (Fish change swimming direction when cold) by Pierre Szalowski Little Children by Tom Perrotta The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto Eleven by Mark Watson Dodelijke hobby [Deadly Hobby] by MPO Books Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Een steek diep (Under the Ground) by F. Starik
Update review list
ALL DONE: https://leeswammes.wordpress.com/reviews/ On my blog, I keep a list of all reviews I have done. But I think I’m about 50 books or more behind. So, it would be good to update that. In 2012 I’ll start a new list, because the old one is getting rather long.
Update my Shelfari book shelf
According to my Shelfari I Am Reading shelf, I am currently reading 22 books. That’s not true, but I have not updated a lot of books to go to the I Have Read shelf. So, I need to update those.
A lot to do. What about you?
Will you participate?