2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

I am trying to not start too many challenges this year, but this one looks like a good one!

The 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

I am going to start with the Medium Challenge and commit to read 5-10 books that feature strong female characters or support feminist ideals in 2013!  I haven’t decided which books they will be, but I will update this post as I read them.
  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (2/2/13)
  2. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell (4/27/13)

Blog fail…

I ended up not even keeping up with what I was reading monthly.  Sad!  I was derailed in August because I did a Sci-Fi Lit class where I was only reading parts of books and some were eBooks, so I lost track of how many pages I’d read.  Then I got busy and stopped reading as much, which happens in the fall a lot, and I moved, which took up a lot of time.  Now I am back to reading quite a bit, but I’m rereading instead of reading new books.  But I do love the Harry Potter series so much!

It wasn’t a bad year, though.  I didn’t finish the alphabet challenge, but I did finish the PBS YA Challenge.  I’ll be attempting that challenge again in 2013, so I’ll put up a new post soon.  I’m going to attempt to do monthly posts again, maybe with a small tweak to the format.  I like that I am reading whatever I want to, not because it fits a challenge category or whatever, so I hope to continue that as the year begins and not get caught up in finishing the challenges and stuff like that.  We shall see!

July Recap

Books read in July: 7
Pages read in July: 2,287
Avg pages per day: 74
Avg rating: 3.45

Books read towards Alpha Challenge: 0

Favorite book this month: Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Least favorite book this month: Household and Children’s Stories by The Brothers Grimm

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Books read in 2012 YTD: 60
Pages read in 2012 YTD: 21, 180
Avg pages per day YTD: 99
Avg rating YTD: 3.45

Books read towards YA Challenge YTD: 33/33
Books read towards Alpha Challenge YTD : 21/26
June-August Reading Challenge: 7/10
Fantasy and Science Fiction Class: 1/14

June Recap

Books read in June: 6
Pages read in June: 2,108
Avg pages per day: 70
Avg rating: 3.83

Books read towards Alpha Challenge: 3

Favorite book this month: Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Least favorite book this month: I don’t really have one this month – I liked the stuff I read.

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Books read in 2012 YTD: 53
Pages read in 2012 YTD: 18,893
Avg pages per day YTD: 104
Avg rating YTD: 3.45

Books read towards YA Challenge YTD: 33
Books read towards Alpha Challenge YTD : 21

May Recap

Books read in May: 12
Pages read in May: 4,157
Avg pages per day: 134
Avg rating: 3.25

Books read towards Alpha Challenge: 3

Favorite book this month: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Least favorite book this month: Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

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Books read in 2012 YTD: 47
Pages read in 2012 YTD: 16,785
Avg pages per day YTD: 110
Avg rating YTD: 3.4

Books read towards YA Challenge YTD: 33
Books read towards Alpha Challenge YTD : 18

April Recap

Books read in April: 9
Pages read in April: 3,259
Avg pages per day: 109
Avg rating: 3.0

Books read towards YA Challenge: 9
Books read towards Alpha Challenge: 2

Favorite book this month: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Least favorite book this month: Devil’s Breath by David Gilman

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Books read in 2012 YTD: 35
Pages read in 2012 YTD: 12,628
Avg pages per day YTD: 104
Avg rating YTD: 3.45

Books read towards YA Challenge YTD: 33 – Complete!
Books read towards Alpha Challenge YTD : 15

March Recap

Books read in March: 11 (one was a re-read)
Pages read in March: 4,199
Avg pages per day: 135
Avg rating: 3.6

Books read towards YA Challenge: 9
Books read towards Alpha Challenge : 5

Favorite book this month: I guess I can’t say Hunger Games since it was a re-read, so I’ll say Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Least favorite book this month: Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher

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Books read in 2012 YTD: 26
Pages read in 2012 YTD: 9369
Avg pages per day YTD: 103
Avg rating YTD: 3.62

Books read towards YA Challenge YTD: 24
Books read towards Alpha Challenge YTD : 13

February Recap

A day early, but I won’t finish anything tomorrow. :)

Books read in February: 5
Pages read in February: 1,816
Avg pages per day: 63
Avg rating: 4.2

Books read towards YA Challenge: 5
Books read towards Alpha Challenge : 2

Favorite book this month: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
Least favorite book this month: Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

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Books read in 2012 YTD: 15
Pages read in 2012 YTD: 5,170
Avg pages per day YTD: 86
Avg rating YTD: 3.53

Books read towards YA Challenge YTD: 15
Books read towards Alpha Challenge YTD : 8

January Recap

Yes, I’m aware it’s almost the end of February, but I just thought of this, so I am doing January now. :)

Books read in January: 10
Pages read in January: 3,354
Avg pages per day: 108
Avg rating: 3.2

Books read towards YA Challenge: 10
Books read towards Alpha Challenge : 6

Favorite book this month: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Least favorite book this month: Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Jenna likes to read…

…but Jenna doesn’t really like to blog about it. :)

I went through a funk this fall where I didn’t really want to read as much as normal.  I did end up finishing most of 2011 challenges, but some where very last minute.  This year I’ve decided to do the PBS YA Challenge again, but that’s it.  We’ll see how far I get on it, but I am not going to push myself.  I need to read because I want to, not because I have to for a challenge or a swap.  Just for fun.

So my little blog here will probably be pretty quiet this year.  Maybe I’ll start blogging again, maybe not.  We’ll see.