Friday, 4 January 2013

2013 Book Challenge

I set myself a challenge of reading four books a month last January and you can see my results here - some months were better than others!

I'm setting myself the challenge again this year.  I know Jo @ Beauty and the Books is also taking up the challenge this year.  She's also my 100 Day Spending Ban buddy!

Here are some of the books I'm planning on reading this year:





Friday's Makes, Bakes & Learns will be back next week - I took a holiday!

34 comments:

  1. I got the Hunger Games for Christmas, I'm looking forward to reading them! I usually read on average 2 books a month which is actually a lot more than most people, so I think it's not too bad :) x

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    1. Will look forward to hearing what you think of them - I've heard so many good things - like addictive once you start! x

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  2. The Hunger Games is amazing, couldn't stop reading it, read the whole thing in a weekends. Good luck with your challenge, I am aiming for a less impressive one a month. Plus trying a new thing out everyday. Looking forward to makes, bakes and learns coming back though x

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    1. I can't wait to read it! Will look forward to your book reviews as I love finding new books to read & am interested to read about your new thing every day challenge :) Thanks! x

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  3. that's a great challenge :) more reading is also on my list of things I wish to do more off... my plan is to eliminate the stash of reading I accumulated last year :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope to manage to do it this year! x

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  4. Great challenge! :) I'm really wanting to start reading more this year too.

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  5. You're off to a great start with so many books lined up! If you like The Hunger Games, you might like the Divergent series by Veronica Roth too. The style and setting is similar.

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    1. That's just half of them ;) Thanks I'll look into that x

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  6. I should totally do this. I'm ashamed to say I haven't read a book for a very long time. The only time I do is when I'm on holiday... I get so distracted, I spend any spare time reading blogs...there's not enough hours in the day!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. I know I can always find time to read blogs! x

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  7. I'm doing a reading challenge this year too! I literally just posted about it! Good luck! x

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    1. Oooh I'll go and check it out! x

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  8. Oh those books look fab! Looking forward to your reviews, the only book I have read from that pic is the Diane Chamberlain one.

    I got the hunger games books for my birthday but haven't got round to reading them yet.

    Hopefully the 100 day spending ban gives us more time to read ;)

    Jo
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    1. Thanks! Ditto yours too. I definitely plan to read more especially at lunchtimes x

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  9. I'm doing a similar challenge, to read 50 books, not really bothered if i make it to 50 but the fact that i tried will mean that i am spending more time doing things that i love and that cant be a bad thing!

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    1. Will look forward to your reviews! x

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  10. Great challenge! I love reading, but I seem to be reading more blogs than books at the moment! The Hunger Games is fab. Can't wait to see how you get on with them all Sandra. I take it you will have to beg, borrow or steal these books as you are on your 100 day ban or had you stockpiled them already ;)

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    1. I kind of find that too. I've got a huge stockpile of books so they should last me x

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  11. good luck!!! i wish i had the time to read more, i got oh dear silvia for xmas cant wait to start reading it!!! xx

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    1. Thanks! I picked it up last week in Asda - it looks really good! x

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  12. You're so organised to have them all bought already! I miss reading, I don't get the time these days xx

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    1. I've got problems with book buying as I do with beauty buying! See it want it so I've got a good supply ;) x

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  13. Looks a great selection. I've read other books by a few of the authors you've got there, Adriana Trigiani and Lisa Jewell. A good way to take your mind off the spending and onto a bit of page turning. x

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    1. Thanks! I definitely need something to take my mind off spending! x

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    2. I got about 10 books for christmas but never thought of doing a post on them! Think you've helped me to decide. x

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    3. I love reading book reviews as I always find new books to add to my Amazon wishlist x

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  14. Hunger Games is addictive, but I noticed you're got Deluxe there as well. I will look forward to hearing what you think on that because it's on my wishlist. x

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    1. I've heard that! I've read a lot of interesting reviews about Deluxe - can pass it onto you after I've read it x

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  15. I'm sure you'll love The Hunger Games and good luck with your reading challenge :) I got a copy of Nothing To Envy for xmas so I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into that soon x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. :) Thanks! I love your book posts - you always read such interesting looking books x

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  16. Hey! I followed you through the "I Love my Post" blog hop! So glad I found your blog, i'm a new follower :) Come follow back if you'd like!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll go check out your blog x

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