This was the year of reading challenges for me. I completed 12 reading challenges. The variety and new horizons this led me to was quite interesting. I started the year out by overwhelming myself with challenges, but quickly learned to pick and choose which challenges I joined to in order to keep the reading enjoyable and not stressful. I have to leave time for what I call my “whimpulse” reads.

Challenges Completed
The Winter Classics Challenge
The Chunkster Challenge
The Southern Reading Challenge
The Summer Mystery Challenge
The Non-Fiction Five Challenge
The Medical Mysteries Challenge
The RIP II Challenge
The 2007 TBR Challenge
The Unread Authors Challenge
The 2nds Challenge
The Hometown Challenge
The From the Stacks Challenge

Overall I read less books, but more pages than last year. Those chunksters had an impact! As for audiobooks, I didn’t complete as many this year as I did last year, but that means less time was spent in the car so that’s not such a bad thing.

2007 statistics:

Books Read 74
Pages Read 28,904
Audiobooks 18

Best of 2007
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (the translation by Richard Pevear)
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt
The Last Catholic in America by John R. Powers
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain