Monday, February 21, 2011

OutDo Yourself Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by The Book Vixen at her blog The Book Vixen. This challenge is very straightforward. Simply challenge yourself to read more books in 2011 than you did in 2010. My annual number of books read has been creeping up every year for the last three years from 61 books to 79 books to 83 books last year. So my goal for the OutDo Yourself Challenge will be to read 84 books in 2011.

Although I REALLY hope to reach 100+ books.

I'm keeping a running list of the books I read this year in my 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge post, but be sure there will be at least some celebrating going on once I've reached the 84 book mark later this year. If I'm on schedule that should be some time late October, early November.

You can sign up for this challenge HERE.

******** CHALLENGE COMPLETED ON OCTOBER 28, 2011 *********


  1. Best of luck with this challenge!!
    I'm doing it too and I'm aiming to read 121 books, one more than I did last year.

  2. I'm hoping to get 100+ books done too! Have a great week.....

  3. Good luck to you, too, Alex! :)
    I was going to make my goal for this challenge at 90 books, but decided not to push my luck and just go for last year's number plus one. LOL!

    Good luck, Julie! I hope we can do it! :)

  4. All the best with this challenge!

  5. YOU CAN DO IT! I have complete faith that you'll read more book this year and meet the challenge!

  6. 83 is not that far off from 100 - you can do it, Christine. :) I'm aiming to read 100 books this year too and I'm keeping tabs via the Good Reads 2011 Reading Challenge. :)

  7. Thanks for the good luck wishes!

    I'd better make it to 84 books this year. I will be seriously disappointed if I don't.

    Jace, I'm keeping tabs of my books on the GoodReads 2011 Reading Challenge, too! I get a little thrill clicking on that button to see the covers of all the books I've read so far this year. ^_^

  8. Another great challenge. You are all about the challenges this year! I hope you make it to at least 84 but really I'm hoping you make it closer to the 100 book mark!

  9. LOL, another challenge?!? :) You do keep yourself very motivated! I'll be cheering for you, Christine :)

  10. I'm hoping to put a dent in my tbr pile with my tbr challenge, so this should help me read more :)

    Post on my blog about the q-n-a for Bet Me, if you can do the Q's tomorrow or Friday that would be great!

    Tomes Devotee

  11. Thanks, Deanna! I do love signing up for those reading challenges!

    nath, I think I just like making and keeping lists. :)

    Paula, I need to make a dent in my TBR pile, too. At least mine isn't growing as rapidly as it used to, largely because I use the library as much as I can.

    I am planning on posting a BET ME review and Q&A post tomorrow, but didn't expect to be out this evening... hopefully I'll still pull it together on time for sometime tomorrow. I'll be sure to come by and post it at your place! Thanks, Paula! :)

  12. I out did myself! I read my 84th book the other day! YAY!!!

    Now if I could just make it to 100 by December 31!!!


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