Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

After failing at the 100+ Reading Challenge multiple times, I have decided that it is time to rethink my goals for 2012.  When I saw the 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge, I knew that this was exactly what I was looking for and I am so excited to join in!  In 2011, I read 58 books.  I would like to reach 70 in 2012, so I am shooting for Breaking a Sweat Level of 11-15 more books


What’s your reading goal for 2012? If it’s to read more books, then this is the reading challenge for you There were 227 readers who wanted to outdo themselves in 2011. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Runs January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 (books read prior to 1/1/12 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2012 than you did in 2011. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Grab the reading challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you could track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.

Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books


The following is the total list of books read in 2012:
  1. Quatrain by Sharon Shinn
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  3. Locke and Key #1:  Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
  4. Locke and Key #2:  Head Games by Joe Hill
  5. Bone #7:  Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith
  6. Bone #8:  Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith
  7. Bone #9:  Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith
  8. Fables #3:  Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
  9. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
  10. Infernal Devices #2:  The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  11. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
  12. Kingdom Keepers #1:  Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
  13. Fables #4:  March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
  14. Fables #5:  The Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham
  15. Locke and Key #3:  Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill
  16. Locke and Key #4:  Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill
  17. Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
  18. Kingdom Keepers #2:  Disney at Dawn by Ridley Pearson
  19. Kingdom Keepers #3:  Disney in Shadow by Ridley Pearson
  20. Kingdom Keepers #4:  Power Play by Ridley Pearson
  21. Kingdom Keepers #5:  Shell Game by Ridley Pearson
  22. The Walking Dead:  Book One by Robert Kirkham
  23. The Walking Dead:  Book Two by Robert Kirkham
  24. The Walking Dead:  Book Three by Robert Kirkham
  25. The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg
  26. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
  27. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 by Jeff Kinney
  28. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2:  Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  29. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3:  The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  30. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4:  Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  31. Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
  32. Fables #6:  Homelands by Bill Willingham
  33. Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
  34. The Walking Dead:  Book Four by Robert Kirkham
  35. The Walking Dead:  Book Five by Robert Kirkham
  36. The Walking Dead:  Book Six by Robert Kirkham
  37. The Walking Dead:  Book Seven by Robert Kirkham
  38. Uglies #1:  Uglies by Scott Westerfield
  39. Newsflesh #3:  Blackout by Mira Grant
  40. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  41. Locke and Key #5:  Clockworks by Joe Hill
  42. Fables #7:  Arabian Nights (and Days) by Bill Willingham
  43. The Passage by Justin Cronin


  1. Haven't decided if I'm going to do this one or not, but I think it's a great challenge as you're basically competing against yourself. Good luck!

  2. Alexia561 ... Thank you! I will be watching to see if you join in!

  3. Good luck and thanks for participating! Looking forward to see which books you read :)

  4. The Book Vixen ... You're welcome and thank YOU! :)


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