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Year in Review – Reading Challenge

I’m down to the wire, my friends; I have hours left to read one last book for my reading challenge! Also, for the record – halfway through the year I changed my reading challenge goal from 100 to 50 because I realized what a reckless fool I was to think I could read 100 books this year.

…maybe next year. Or not.

Anyway, I’m a super nostalgic person, so I always love looking back at the year and reflecting. Now that you’ve seen my best books of 2011 picks, let’s look at the cold hard facts: my reading challenge numbers. (dun dun duuunnnn).

2011 Reading Challenge Results:

Well, like I said earlier – I failed. BUT I AM SO FLIPPIN CLOSE!

I’ve read 49 books. 49!!!! If I manage to pull off reading another book today, I will let you know… but don’t hold your breath or anything. :) All the awesome books I’ve read during my reading challenge this year, can be viewed on my Book Challenge page.

Numbers Break Down

Check out these reading challenge stats courtesy of Goodreads:

2011 Reading Challenge stats


  • Books Read: 49 (gah!)
  • Pages Read: 19126
  • Only One Star Book Read: Modelland by Tyra Banks
  • Longest Book Read: Mad Ship by Robin Hobb at 901 pages (!!)


To see your own Reading Challenge stats on Goodreads, scroll down on the “Home” page until you see the “2011 Reading Challenge” button on the sidebar. Click the numbers listed next to the progress bar: “__ of ___ (__%)”

Then you’ll see a really cute page with images of all the books you’ve read so far this year. Click “view your stats” in the white box at the top of the page. Then click “Details” next to the orage progress bar that says 2011. Give yourself a pat on the back for all the awesome reading you’ve done this year. (That last part is optional 😉 ).

Did you make your 2011 reading challenge goal? What helped you reach your goals or held you back from completing your reading challenge?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://twitter.com/sillylittle Linda P

    I surpassed my goal. I didn’t think I would but I had a few months were I was able to read more than I usually do.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Congrats, Linda. It’s such a good feeling when you can meet goals!

  • http://twitter.com/heylisarenee lisa

    49 books is still amazing! GO YOU!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Thanks, Lisa! YOU GO, too. 😀

  • http://ems-reviews-books.blogspot.com/ Ems

    Well done!! I set another big goal, but this is my year to go out and get a life…so I might switch it up once that happens… 😛

  • http://janicu.wordpress.com/ Janicu

    Ohhh, sooo close. Unless… did you make it in those last few hours?

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Sadly…I didn’t. Oops. That’s ok, though. This year, I will…this year. :)

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  • Kate

    I started my challenge late (discovery of Goodreads: best moment of my life) and so wasn’t quite sure what to set my challenge as. I had 60 as a goal, and made it to 69! So going for 80 this year which will be a stretch but here goes :)

  • Melissa Hayden

    Well, my goal was 65 I think and I hit 68 books this year. So I’m going to work towards 70 in 2012. :) Good luck this year!