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Wrap-Up of Reading Challenges 2013

Happy 2014!

If you are an active follower of reader of this blog, or you befriend me on Goodreads, Twitter or Facebook, then there’s a chance that you would know that 2013 was not too friendly for me in case of reading books. And at the beginning of the year I got overwhelmed too by joining too many reading challenges. No need to say that with my even tighter schedule during the year, I failed in most reading challenges I’ve joined in 2013. But, a wrap-up post must I make. I am writing this post with a promise to myself that I WON’T join too many reading challenges in 2014, and if I do join some I will try hard to complete them.

Here are the challenges I joined in 2013 and the books I managed to read for them. If I have written a review for the book then it should look like this : [Book Title] by [Author] (reviewed)

Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge

GR challenge

At the beginning of the year I set a target of 50 books to be read in 2013, but I changed it a couple of times throughout the year. The last time I changed my target, it was 35 books. Somehow I managed to read 39 books out of 35 (that’s 111% completed). Click the image above to see the books I have read in 2013. I’ve set a reading target of 40 books for 2014. I hope that I could manage to complete it well!

TBR Reading Challenge 2013 hosted by Roof Beam Reader

2013tbrpilechallRead and reviewed: 3 out of 12 books (25%)

  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  2. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Books on France 2013 hosted by Words and Peace

books-on-france3

Read: 4 out of 6 books, but only reviewed 3 books (67% read, 50% reviewed)

  1. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola (reviewed)
  2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (reviewed)
  3. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (reviewed)
  4. Guy de Maupassant’s short stories collection

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Fun Year Event with Children’s Literature hosted by Bacaan Bzee

Read: 10 out of 12 books, but only reviewed 3 books (83% read, 25% reviewed)

  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (reviewed)
  2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (reviewed)
  3. Matilda by Roald Dahl (reviewed)
  4. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  5. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  6. Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
  7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  8. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  9. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
  10. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

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Books in English 2013 hosted by Ketimbun Buku

books in English challenge

Read:  16 out of 12 books, but only reviewed 8 books (133% read, 67% reviewed)

  1. Our Town by Thornton Wilder (reviewed)
  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (reviewed)
  3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (reviewed)
  4. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (reviewed)
  5. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (reviewed)
  6. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (reviewed)
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (reviewed)
  8. Matilda by Roald Dahl (reviewed)
  9. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell
  10. The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy
  11. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  12. More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell
  13. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  14. Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
  15. Austenland by Shannon Hale
  16. Harry Potter Three Short Stories by Bruce T. Forbes

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What’s in a Name Challenge 2013 hosted by Ren’s Little Corner

Read: 16 out of 20 books, but only reviewed 13 books (80% read, 65% reviewed)

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reviewed) – Januari
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (reviewed) – Februari
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (reviewed) – Maret
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (reviewed) – April
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (reviewed) – Mei
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (reviewed) – Juni
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (reviewed) – Juli
  8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (reviewed) – Januari
  9. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola (reviewed) – Januari
  10. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (reviewed) – Februari
  11. Oidipus Sang Raja by Sophocles (reviewed) – Maret
  12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (reviewed) – Mei
  13. Matilda by Roald Dahl (reviewed) – Agustus
  14. Jody dan Anak Rusa (The Yearling) by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Goodreads link) – Juni
  15. Austenland by Shannon Hale (Goodreads link) – Oktober
  16. Cecilia dan Malaikat Ariel (Through A Glass, Darkly) by Jostein Gaarder (Goodreads link) – Desember

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Finding New Authors 2013 hosted by Ren’s Little Corner

finding new authors button

Read 18 out of 20 books, but only reviewed 9 books (90% read, 45% reviewed)

  1. Emile Zola: Therese Raquin (reviewed) – Januari
  2. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 (reviewed) – Januari
  3. Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (reviewed) – Januari
  4. Brian Selznick: The Invention of Hugo Cabret (reviewed) – Februari
  5. Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind (reviewed) – Maret
  6. Sophocles: Oedipus Rex (reviewed) – Maret
  7. F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby (reviewed) – Mei
  8. Roald Dahl: Matilda (reviewed) – Agustus
  9. E. B. White: Charlotte’s Web (Goodreads link) – Juni
  10. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling (Goodreads link) – Juni
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit (Goodreads link) – Juli
  12. Maggie Tiojakin: Selama Kita Tersesat di Luar Angkasa (Goodreads link) – Agustus
  13. Shel Silverstein: The Giving Tree (Goodreads link) – September
  14. Irving Stone: Lust for Life (Goodreads link) – Oktober
  15. Shannon Hale: Austenland (Goodreads link) – Oktober
  16. Anna Sewell: Black Beauty (Goodreads link) – Desember
  17. William Pène du Bois: The Twenty-One Baloons (Goodreads link) – Desember
  18. Guy de Maupassant: Cinta Sejati (Goodreads link) – Desember

5 thoughts on “Wrap-Up of Reading Challenges 2013

  1. untuk buku-buku yang udah dibaca tapi belum direview pasti susah yaa menemukan kembali mood untuk mereview buku-buku itu? kamu gitu gk? *ini nyari temen*

  2. How could keep reading like you?
    I’ve been reading Jane Eyre since early 2013 but
    I couldn’t finish at early 2014…give up then just reading the review

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