- 100+ Reading Challenge - As mentioned above, I finished 76 books, including just over a dozen rereads. Next year I am confident I will be able to reach 100. I won't be participating in any official 100+ challenge in 2012 (especially as Amy, the host of the challenge I took on this year, is upping it to 150+ which I am confident I would not be able to achieve :P), but I do have a personal goal of reading more books in 2012 than I read in 2011, the ideal number of which would be 100 ;)
- 2011 Global Reading Challenge - I didn't think I would come anywhere near completing this challenge, but I pulled it together in December and nearly reached the easy level (one book from each continent - I only made it part of the way in to my books from Africa and South America), even though I had initially signed up for medium. If only I hadn't gotten carried away with Japanese authors ;P I liked this challenge because it made me expand my reading, so many of the authors I read are just American or British.
- Memorable Memoirs Reading Challenge, 2011 Edition - Here's a challenge I completely bombed! When I was browsing challenges back in December 2010, I liked the idea of reading more memoirs and selected some that I had heard of and sounded like must-reads, but I didn't really have any desire to read the books I'd chosen and sort of ignored them for the entire year...I do plan on reading Girl, Interrupted early in 2012, though.
- Foodie's Reading Challenge 2011 - This was my favourite challenge that I participated in. I love reading about food; food plays such an incredibly significant role in our lives and it can be fascinating to read about. I easily completed this challenge, which was nice ;P
- 2011 TBR Pile Challenge - I have only just noticed that this challenge is supposed to be 12 books, not 10. I managed eight out of ten, thinking 'Not so bad' but it's really eight out of 12. Oops. This is the only official challenge I'll be taking on again next year, so hopefully I will get it right this time! This challenge helped me discover some new all-time favourites (1984, Kafka on the Shore, Catch-22) and I very much liked the other books I read as well. I enjoy reading Adam's blog and look forward to tackling this challenge again.
- Harry Potter 2011 Book Challenge - Last and, honestly, least, the Harry Potter challenge I took on and completed in the first part of the year. I felt like it was my duty to reread the series before taking on my duty of watching the final movie. I'm glad I did because I've only read each book once, often just at the time of its release, and it was good to give the whole series another shot and reflect on the story.
That summarizes my 2011 and my goals for 2012. I'm looking forward to blogging in the New Year! :)