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I can’t believe I’m already wrapping up my 2012 reading challenges.  It seems like I say this every year, but this year just flew by.  Here’s a break-down of my challenge progress:

hosted by War Through the Generations

I signed up for the Wade level of 4-10 books for the 2012 World War I Reading Challenge at War Through the Generations, which I co-hosted with Serena.  I wish I would’ve had more time to read all the World War I books on my shelf, but at least I completed the challenge.

1. The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian
2. Mr. Darcy’s Angel of Mercy by Mary Lydon Simonsen
3. The Beauty and the Sorrow by Peter Englund
4. A Long, Long Way by Sebastian Barry
5. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
6. The Penguin Book of World War I Poetry edited by Jon Silkin
7. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey
8. Shadows Walking by Douglas R. Skopp
9. Archie’s War by Marcia Williams
10. My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
11. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
12. Overseas by Beatriz Williams

hosted by Existing’s Tricky

I signed up for the Explore the Many Genres of Jane Austen Challenge because I liked the idea of reading Austenesque novels in different categories.  The challenge was hosted by Shanna from Existing’s Tricky, who passed away in April.  Her passing made me determined to complete the challenge in honor of her love of reading.  I completed the challenge by reading a total of 8 books.

1. Variation:  Henry Tilney’s Diary by Amanda Grange
2. Sequel:  The Three Colonels by Jack Caldwell
3. Jane Austen as a Fictional Character:  Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe
4. Paranormal:  Emma and the Vampires by Jane Austen and Wayne Josephson
5. Modern Adaptation:  Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly
6. Mystery:  The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy by Regina Jeffers
7. Supporting Characters:  The Unexpected Miss Bennet by Patrice Sarath
8. Books by Jane Austen:  Emma by Jane Austen

hosted by Historical Tapestry

I signed up for the Severe Bookaholism level of 20 books for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2012 at Historical Tapestry.  Once again, I was an overachiever and completed the challenge with 43 books.  I don’t think it’s much of a challenge for me to read historical fiction, but I challenge myself to see how many books in this genre I can read in one year.

1. The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian
2. The Last Nude by Ellis Avery
3. Catalyst by Paul Byers
4. Summer of My German Solider by Bette Greene
5. The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy
6. The Golden Hour by Margaret Wurtele
7. A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
8. My Secret War Diary by Marcia Williams
9. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
10. The Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney
11. Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
12. The Three Colonels by Jack Caldwell
13. The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose
14. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey
15. The Music in Her Mind by Robert Gilkes
16. Obedience by Jacqueline Yallop
17. Shadows Walking by Douglas R. Skopp
18. City of Thieves by David Benioff
19. I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
20. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
21. The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer
22. The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley
23. Archie’s War by Marcia Williams
24. The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla
25. My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
26. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
27. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
28. The Shadow Children by Steven Schnur, illustrated by Herbert Tauss
29. Flight From Berlin by David John
30. Across the Mekong River by Elaine Russell
31. The Siren of Paris by David LeRoy
32. The Mirrored World by Debra Dean
33. The Time of Women by Elena Chizhova
34. Khatyn by Ales Adamovich
35. The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
36. The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy
37. A Parachute in the Lime Tree by Annemarie Neary
38. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin
39. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
40. Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
41. The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Àngels Anglada
42. None But the Brave by Anthony A. Goodman
43. The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman

hosted by Savvy Verse & Wit

I signed up to read at least 1 book for the 2012 Fearless Poetry Exploration Challenge at Savvy Verse & Wit.  I completed the challenge, reading a total of 7 books.

1. Mountain Intervals, Poems From the Frost Place 1977-1986 edited by Donald Sheehan
2. The Penguin Book of WWI Poetry edited by Jon Silkin
3. Catalina by Laurie Soriano
4. What Looks Like an Elephant by Edward Nudelman
5. Three Women: A Poetic Triptych and Selected Poems by Emma Eden Ramos
6. Sonics in Warholia by Megan Volpert
7. Beyond the Scent of Sorrow by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

hosted by Suko’s Notebook

I signed up to read 1 book for The Jodi Picoult Project at Suko’s Notebook, and I completed the challenge by reading the Jodi Picoult book that had been sitting on my shelf unread for too long.

1. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

I think keeping my challenge participation to a minimum meant that I was able to finish them all this year.  Let’s see if I can keep to that in 2013.  I’ll be posting my 2013 reading challenges later today.

© 2012 Anna Horner of Diary of an Eccentric. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce or republish content without permission.

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I signed up for 8 challenges in 2011, and as the end of the year approaches, I’m still choosing my final selections to complete them.  So for 2012, I thought I would pull back on the challenges a bit as I work my way through review copies and concentrate more on the books that have been sitting on my shelf for quite a long time.  Although I’m only signing up for 3 challenges for the upcoming year, I expect to take part in some read-alongs and other events as they arise.

January 1-December 31

Of course, I’ll be participating in the World War I Reading Challenge that Serena and I are co-hosting on War Through the Generations.  I’m committing to 4-10 books, hopefully more.  I haven’t made a list, but I know for sure that I will be reading A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway for the challenge read-along.

January 1-December 31

Serena is bringing back the Fearless Poetry Exploration Challenge for its second year, which is exciting.  Serena really works hard to get people excited about poetry and to just give it a try.  I’m going to commit to reading at least 1 poetry book next year, but I hope to read more.

January 1-December 31

I couldn’t resist signing up for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge at Historical Tapestry.  I’m committing to the “Severe Bookaholism” level of 20 books.  Since I’ve already read 40 books for the challenge this year (with a few left to go), it’s one I’m going to enjoy!  I don’t have a list ready yet, but since I didn’t stick to my list for this year’s challenge, it’s probably best for me to wing it.

UPDATED:  Apparently I can be persuaded to take on more challenges, try as I might to resist:

October 2011 – October 2012

Suko’s Notebook is hosting The Jodi Picoult Project through October 2012, and by kindly pointing me toward her post, she convinced me to sign up. I’m only signing up to read 1 Jodi Picoult book, Second Glance, since it’s on my shelf already.

What challenges are you taking on in 2012?

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