50 Book Challenge – 100% Completed!

50 Book Challenge - 100% Completed!

So it’s the end of another year and the end of another reading challenge. I reached my goal of reading 70 books in 2012 (although I did downgrade it slightly from 72!). You can see the books I read January-June 2012 here and books I read in the second half of the year below.

In my previous 50 Book Challenge post, I talked about my favourite books so far, but you can read about my Top 10 Books of 2012 here. I have decided that I am no longer going rate books using half stars, which is why there’s only one below (and it actually should’ve received 5 stars!). I still have a few more 2012 books to review, but you can read the ones I have already posted by clicking on the title.

January-June 2012 – click here
July-December 2012

★★★★★
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Classic #7)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Unwind by Neal Shusterman (re-read)
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (re-read)
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace (re-read) (Classic #9)
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge (Classic #10)
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (Classic #11)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Classic #12)

★★★★½
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

★★★★
Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
The Dead of the Night by John Marsden
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Classic #8)
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts
Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (review held until in January 2013)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness

★★★
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

How many books did you challenge yourself to read in 2012? Did you reach your goal?

10 thoughts on “50 Book Challenge – 100% Completed!

  1. I read 45 books this year….which I’m not happy about, because I know I can do better. But I sort of don’t want to set an official challenge for myself b/c don’t want to feel pressurized!

    • I know what you mean – it’s nice to have a balance. I used to set myself 50 because I knew it was doable, but still a little tricky. I didn’t manage to complete it the first time!

  2. I read 40 books in 2012. My initial goal was 25 so I’m pleased I was able to read an extra 15. This year, I’m aiming for 50. Most of my reading will be done during the summer when I have no university work to keep me from reading.

  3. I was pleased with myself as well when I managed to read more than I set myself to. I hope I can do the same this year as well.
    Good job. 🙂

  4. I have just set myself the 50 book challenge as one of my New Years resolutions for 2013 and have just started a blog where I hope to review all the books I read! I really like your blog!

  5. Hi Stacey! You are my inspiration for the book challenge! I stumbled upon your tumblr in 2011 and I was intrigued by the book challenge which you joined so I participated in it too out of curiosity lol. I read 22/50 in 2011, but I managed to complete it in 2012 with 50 =) Admittedly, I could have done a better job spacing out the time between each book lol; I was reading like crazy in December last year because I wanted to complete it so badly. But it was still a great reading journey =)

    This year I’m going to aim for 60, 3 of which must be non-fiction & 1 classic because my speed becomes a lil slower when it comes to these genres.

    Happy 2013! =) I really do enjoy your blog, you’re such an aspiration!

    • Thank you for following Pretty Books for so long, Genevieve! I think it’s an excellent idea to include classics and non-fiction. Good luck with your challenge this year!

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