100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge 2013!

Welcome to the 100 Books in a Year Challenge 2013! Please see below for all the details of the challenge. Enjoy and have fun! ūüėÄ


To sign up you MUST make a post on your blog about participating in the challenge. Please feel free to use the banner above, however, a link via the image back to this post, so others can join the challenge if they wish, would be much appreciated.


  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2013 – 31 Dec 2013
  • Rules: Read 100 books in 2013 (any genre)
  • You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • You can join at anytime. All books read in 2013 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.
  • Audiobooks are accepted.
  • Only fiction, no non-fiction.
  • This challenge can crossover to other challenges.
  • You don’t have to have a blog to join in – for those without a blog but who use Goodreads, Amazon, LibraryThing etc, you can add the URL to where you track your books. If you don’t have a URL at all then choose a name you would like to use and then copy and paste the following link:¬†


Please use the¬†DIRECT URL¬†of your participation post to sign up to the challenge by adding it to Mr Linky below.¬†DO NOT¬†just add your¬†BLOG URL¬†as people won’t be able to see how you’re doing and offer support!


Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!


Laura December 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yay audiobooks are included this year :) I may stand more of a chance to reach 100 in 2013 ūüėÄ
As usual I shall give it a whirl, maybe third year lucky and I’ll make it?


Carolyn December 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

As you know I don’t, or shall I say can’t, listen to audiobooks. I just end up falling asleep and missing lots of chapters, or if I’m listening to it while doing the housework, my mind wonders and I forget what’s happened. I’ve tried and tried, just not for me.

Hopefully we’ll both be successful in 2013 – this year was just awful for me – just 33 books :(


Laura December 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

You should try it if you have a long drive I find they’re great for then. I never listen to mine in the house, just driving to and from work :-)


Laurie Carlson February 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Hi Carolyn,
I SO agree with you about Audiobooks! I also tend to fall asleep while listening to audiobooks, and lose chapters and chapters because of it! Again, just like you, if I try to listen to them while doing something like the dishes, my mind wanders as well! I’ve tried and tried as well, and just can’t do it!
I’m glad to know I’m not the only one this happens to!
Thanks for sharing your experience with them. It’s great to know “I’m not the only one!”.
I will admit I ‘did’ listen to them when they used to be on cassette, but this goes back 20+ years ago! It was when I had over an hour drive to and home from work, although the books available back then were VERY limited. It was nothing like it is today! I will even go so far as to say I was a much more conscious driver, too, while listening to them! I had to pay attention to the story so much, that I paid attention to the traffic better, as well!
Today, I can no longer drive due to a neurological muscle disease, so Audiobooks do nto fit in my life due to the reasons above.
Audiobooks are gret for certain people, just not for me.
It’s GREAT that you’ve included them for the people who ‘do’ use them!
Good Luck to EVERYONE!


Mel@thedailyprophecy December 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Yeah, after participating last year (and reaching it) I had to join again. Great! ūüėÄ


Carolyn December 30, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Welcome to the challenge Mel! Hope you are as successful in 2013 as you were this year – good luck! ūüėÄ


Virginia Loer January 6, 2013 at 5:03 am

What a great goal to strive for. I’m most certainly going to go for it this year!


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Carol Peace December 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I have a Goodreads page and keep check on there I hit £52 last year but would love to try the 100 this year. Keeping my fingers crossed.


Carolyn December 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Good luck, Carol – hope you succeed! ūüėÄ


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Lynn January 12, 2013 at 12:02 am

Love this challenge. Did well the first year but failed last year – think I only managed 80! Big fail – too busy reading everyone else’s reviews and adding books to Mount TBR! Thanks for hosting this again.
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Kate January 25, 2013 at 5:10 am

i have so many book on my shelf that i’m going to attempt to only read books that i have not already read, but reading 100, as my friends say, will “be a breeze” as i always seemed to have a new book whenever they saw me


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This is the first I’ve heard of 100 Books in A Year, super excited to join! What a great idea :-)


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I joined up in Dec. 2012, but I forgot to add my links for January and the linky tool is closed, do these no longer count? Not sure what to do.
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