Challenges 2011

I know I am crazy, I had made myslef believe that I was not going to join any challenges, but here I am AGAIN…lol! I guess every year I say the same thing…**deep sigh**

So the challenges I am joining this year are…

TwentyEleven Challenge – This one is hosted by Bart’s Bookshelf. It runs from January 1 through December 31, 2011.  To fulfill the requirements of the challenge, I need to read a minimum of one book and maximum of two books in each of the following categories.

1. To YA or not YA… (I read YA and adult fiction, since I mostly read YA fiction, I think I will go for adult fiction)

2. …With a Twist (focus on a subgenre I don’t normally read.. I haven’t read any sci-fi, I want to read that)

3. Hot off the Presses (book(s) published in 2011)

4. It Wasn’t Me (Books picked up on the recommendation of another blogger)

5. Show it Who is Boss! (TBR books already on your shelf as of December 2010)

6. Bablefish (Read books that are translated from a language that is not your own.)

7. Will-Power? What Will-Power? (Book bought new during 2011; Second-hand books do not count for this one, but, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts or won in a giveaway also count.)

8. Mind the Gap (Final book needed to complete/get caught up on a series)

9. Back in the Day (Re-read an old favorite)

10. Way Back When (Published before you were born)

11. Slim Pickings (Any book between 90 and 150 pages long)

2011 EBook Reading Challenge – Hosted by The Ladybug Reads. I am joining the Addicted level( 12 e-books.)

I am also joining Swapna’s S. Krishna’s BooksSouth Asian Author Challenge in2011. I loved participating in it this year, And I have also decided on focusing on Indian authors more, because I read so less of them.

Criteria – 1) A book must be by a South Asian author
2) A book must be about South Asia
This one is running from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011 and I am going to do the South Asian Explorer ( 5 books). You can sign up here

Beth F is hosting one of my favorite challenges, What’s in a Name Challenge 4, and of course I am joining in the fun 🙂

  • A book with a number in the title
  • A book with jewelry or a gem in the title
  • A book with a size in the title
  • A book with travel or movement in the title
  • A book with evil in the title
  • A book with a life stage in the title

Violet is hosting the East and SouthEast Asia Challenge, which I am joining too! Countries included here are – 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. Long overdue reading I think…

Last but not the least –

Last time I joined this challenge and did not complete it but I had a good score 🙂 It is fun and I am sure I am not going to complete it but A BookShelf Monstrosity posted about it and I was tempted to join :o)
The challenge runs from December 1st, 2010 – March 31st, 2011.
FIVE POINT CHALLENGES:
Read a book by your favorite author
Read a YA book:
Read a book written in 2010 – All’s Fair in Love and Law by K.M. Daughters
Read a book with a color in the title
Read a book set in any country other than your own – Tiny Angel by Nancy Carty Lepri
TEN POINT CHALLENGES:
Read a book with any ‘family’ name in it.  Eg: Father, daughter, uncle, etc.
Read a book you’ve read before
Read a book a book you’ve been meaning to read for ages
Read a book set in the same country you live in – The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle
FIFTEEN POINT CHALLENGES:
Read a book written before you were born
Read a book suggested by a blog
Read a book set in a country/place you’d like to visit
Read a book about a person who is still alive (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc)
Read a book that is the first in a series
TWENTY POINT CHALLENGES
Read a book about a person who is passed (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc)
Read a classic you’ve never read before
Read a book you need to read for another challenge
Read a book of short stories
Read a book with a food in the title

Total = 30 points already 😀

Thanks to all these wonderful ladies for hosting these challenges, it is fun and addictive. Which Challenges are you joining next year 🙂

And a HUGE THANKS to A Novel Challenge, for posting about each and ever challenge that is going on in the blogosphere, it is a HUGE help.

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  1. Veens, you are a Reading Challenge Addict! I admire your ambition, and wish you the best of luck with each of these. 🙂 As for me, I am a real slouch when it comes to reading challenges!

  2. I must agree with MyWordlyObsessions, these are some wonderful sounding challenges. But I must stay focus. Besides, half the year is already over. But I will definitely come see what your plans are for next year.

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