As I look back on my reading in 2011., I can tell that most of what I was reading was for the sole purpose of relaxing and getting rid of stress, which is why I went through the whole HP series twice in the last year.
I am happy to say that I read more books in the last year than in the previous one but I think that is mostly due to the fact that I had to get through a bunch of them for my thesis so the number grew a bit. I believe I finished the year with 81 but it is possible I missed one or two on the way (it happens). 🙂
I don’t believe I will be participating in any this year though. I do plan on writing about books and keeping a list. The only one I find interesting to join is 100 books in a year (which I doubt I will ever manage) but this year non-fiction isn’t allowed so I’m skipping it (as I know I will read some non-fiction as well and if it doesn’t count, no way am I getting near to what I read in 2011).
As I can tell from how well I did in my challenges, there is no point in participating in the Speculative fiction one, as that’s the easiest for me to finish – each year before the summer, since it’s mostly what I read.
It turns out I don’t read so much Mystery and Suspense, I only managed 10 out of 12.
And I’m ashamed to say, it was my idea to ask for the Vampire Chronicles challenge which I didn’t even begin. I’ve been wanting to read those books again for some time, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be in 2011. Possibly this year…
I’ll see where 2012. takes me reading-wise. I’m bound to enjoy again many, many books, some again, some for the first time.