Even though I didn’t meet the goals of the AWW 2012 Reading Challenge, there were many elements that I enjoyed about the whole initiative.
I’m writing this on New Year’s Day, and I’ll be signing up for AWW 2013 shortly. It’s fun to think of taking on the challenge this year with a cohort of readers from the 2012 round.
Twitter makes a huge difference in the level of engagement I would have in a challenge. If it was up to reviews only to generate discussion and chatting, I’d probably never get off the blocks.
Having the everydayness of Twitter chat, though, makes it easier to feel a part of the AWW community. It’s also dead easy to pick up more recommendations than you’ll ever know what to do with!
I really enjoyed reviewing more books on the blog.
I’ll be aiming for the Franklin level this year: 10 books read, and at least 6 reviewed. Another element I’m adding is that the books I read this year for the challenge will be from sci-fi and fantasy, and also horror.
There were quite a few books that I didn’t get around to reading in 2012, including Melina Marchetta’s Lumatere series, more Kirsty Eagar, and Queenie Chan’s The Dreaming.
I haven’t decided on all the books for 2013 yet as I will be happily trawling 2012 reviews and recs. If you have a book you’d rec, feel free!