I'm sure you're on tenterhooks about my reading challenge. I read 25 of the 50 books I hoped to read, discarded a couple because I discovered there were good reasons that I hadn't read them, and found that another couple of books were more reference titles than books to sit down and read from cover to cover.
Of the ones I did read, there were a few undiscovered gems, some that went straight on the Oxfam pile, but a lot of generally enjoyable reading ensued from the challenge. However, I haven't really reduced the proportion of unread
books in my library, thanks mainly to a bumper year for book tokens, something I find very difficult to complain about. I have got more into the habit of returning charity shop finds to the charity shop they came from, especially for crime and modern fiction. Possibly having 10% of your books unread is a healthy proportion, a useful resource to draw on should funds dry up or libraries close. Possibly I'm just better at acquiring books I want to read than I am at actually reading them.
There are a few blog posts to come about the books I did read, but there will be no 2013 reading challenge as 2013's big challenge is to finish writing my PhD thesis. A very happy new year to anyone reading this, and best of luck with any challenges you may meet in 2013.