2012 was a mediocre year of books for me. I read some "good" books but none were absolutely "great." This post is bittersweet for me. Bitter because I did not meet my book goal. Sweet because I read 14 more books than I did in 2011. I really enjoyed the "book challenges" I participated in this year they really kept me motivated.
I'm excited about the books I will encounter in 2013! I'm starting the new year with The Twelves Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis along with a new and old novel from Jennifer Haigh (that I will review side by side) whom I fell in love with after reading Faith.
I hope to incorporate more bookish posts this year to break up the monotony of posting reviews only. I want my readers to become more engaged in 2013 (cough, cough). I plan on setting a more realistic book goal for 2013 with the hopes of exceeding it. The most shocking challenge I have set for myself for 2013 is a "book buying ban." If I make it one month without buying a book that will be news enough! I shall persevere in all my 2013 challenges!
::cues Rocky music::
2012 Challenge Review
TBR Challenge: 3 books out of the pile in the time alloted
Outdo Challenge: 14 books more than last year
Ebook Challenge: 10 book goal completed 20
Southern Literature Challenge: 3 book goal completed 10
Library Challenge: 12 book goal completed 10
Favorite Book of 2012
Happy New Year Bookhearts!
I appreciate each and every one of you. Let's make 2013 a good "book year." Thanks for reading!