Monday, January 24, 2011

2011 Reading Challenges

These are the very first book challenges that I’ll be participating  for 2011.

There are quite a number of book challenges for 2011. Since this would be my first time, I have chosen to participate in 3 of them that are quite simple and attainable. Still, I’m not contended, so I made a book challenge of my own. Here it is…

For more detail on joining this challenge…visit the sign up page here.


2011 Christian NonFiction Challenge

Hosted by Journey to the End of the TBR Pile. This challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2011. The challenge is to read at least 10 Christian non-fiction books. Books can be used for multiple challenges.


  • 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 2010. See 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


Another book challenge that really caught my attention is this South Asian Challenge hosted by S. Krishna’s Books .
For this challenge, you must read a book that is by a South Asian author or set in a South Asian country or about South Asian. The countries that qualify are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives.
S. Krishna’s Books has  South Asian Review Database which is a good place to start to find authors and books about South Asia.
The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
There are 6 levels:
South Asian Encounter – 1 book
South Asian Wanderer – 3 books
South Asian Explorer – 5 books
South Asian Adventurer – 7 books
South Asian Hero/Heroine – 10 books
South Asian Guru – Over 10 books (you can set your own goal)


Another book challenge that is close to my heart,  because I’m from this part of the world! :-) Hosted by Violet Crush

Which countries are included in the Challenge?
Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
How many books do I have to read?
Minimumnumber of books = 3
All the 3 books should be from different countries. After 3 you can read as many as you can, repeating the countries if you wish.
I’m sure be reading more than 3 for this challenge:-)


Another easy level for a beginner like me.

2011 Global REading Challenge

The Easy Challenge
The challenge says to read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2011: However, since I’m not really a big fan of novels, I’ll change this one a little. I’ll be reading non-fiction books around the globe instead.
North America
South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you)
The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).
From your own continent: try to find a country, state or author that is new to you.


Timeline: January 2011 – Dec 2011
- Take books out your local library and read them
- Do a post about the Library Reading Challenges on your blog (if you have one)
- Add your link to the challenge post on your blog below
- Books do not need to be added in advance
- The books must be read during January 1st – December 31st 2011
- Post reviews on your blog/goodreads/shelfari and you can post your links on my blog once a month
- Crossover books are fine


Memorable Memoirs 2011
Hosted by Betty Boo Chronicles. I like this one because I love reading memoirs.
About the Challenge: If you enjoy reading memoirs or really haven’t explored them as much as you’d like to, then this is the challenge for you.  Anything that in your mind qualifies as a memoir will meet the challenge requirements. Letters, diaries, autobiographies, books on writing memoirs … in my book, they all count as Memorable Memoirs.  Books, e-books, audiobooks are all fine.


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