2011 eBook Reading Challenge

La Coccinelle, of The Ladybug Reads, is hosting the E-Book Reading Challenge.  I’m now a Kindle owner and want to read more ebooks next year.  This challenge will help me accomplish this goal.

There are four levels:

  • — Curious – Read 3 e-books.
  • — Fascinated – Read 6 e-books.
  • — Addicted – Read 12 e-books.
  • — Obsessed – Read 20 e-books.

I’m going for Addicted – 12 ebooks.

2010 Young Adult Challenge ~ Completed!

Another challenge completed!  Here’s what I read…

  1. Heartless – Sara Shepard
  2. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
  3. Scandal – Kate Brian
  4. Runaway – Meg Cabot
  5. Gimme a Call – Sarah Mlynowski
  6. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner – Stephenie Meyer
  7. Forget You – Jennifer Echols
  8. Wanted – Sara Shepard
  9. Sweet Deceit – Kate Brian
  10. The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han
  11. Vanished – Kate Brian
  12. Pure Sin – Kate Brian

Thriller & Suspense Challenge 2010 ~ Completed!

January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Goal: 12 books

Here’s a list of what I read for this challenge:

  1. Quick Study – Maggie Barbieri
  2. The Secret of the Old Clock – Carolyn Keene
  3. Worst Case – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  4. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme – Krista Davis
  5. The Bride Collector – Ted Dekker
  6. Caught – Harlan Coben
  7. The 9th Judgment – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  8. Don’t Blink – James Patterson & Howard Roughan
  9. Private – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  10. A Killer Plot – Ellery Adams
  11. The Quick and the Thread – Amanda Lee
  12. The Shadow of Your Smile – Mary Higgins Clark

What’s in a Name 4 Challenge

Candace of Beth Fish Reads is hosting What’s in a Name 4 again in 2011.  Here are the categories she’s asked us to read:

  1. A book with a number in the title
  2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title
  3. A book with a size in the title
  4. A book with travel or movement in the title
  5. A book with evil in the title
  6. A book with a life stage in the title

The challenge starts January 1st and ends December 31st.  For more information and to sign-up, click here.

Countdown Challenge ~ Not Finished

September 9, 2009 – October 10, 2010
Goal: 55 books

For the past two years, I’ve participated in this challenge and have yet to complete it!  Here’s what I did read:

2010

  1. Not My Daughter – Barbara Delinsky
  2. Heartless – Sara Shepard
  3. Worst Case – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  4. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
  5. The Bride Collector – Ted Dekker
  6. The Power to Prosper – Michelle Singletary
  7. Love in Mid Air – Kim Wright
  8. Scandal – Kate Brian
  9. Caught – Harlan Coben
  10. The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen

2009

  1. Dial Emmy for Murder by Eileen Davidson
  2. After You by Julie Buxbaum
  3. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
  4. Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark
  5. Suspicion by Kate Brian
  6. Peaks and Valleys by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  7. The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate
  8. Hounding the Pavement by Judi McCoy
  9. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

2008

  1. Moving Day by Meg Cabot
  2. The New Girl by Meg Cabot
  3. Testimony by Anita Shreve
  4. The Professors’ Wives’ Club – Joanne Rendell
  5. Dress Reversal – Stefan Petrucha
  6. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme – Krista Davis

2007

  1. I Heard a Rumor by Nancy Krulik
  2. The New Girl by Nancy Krulik
  3. The Department of Lost & Found – Allison Scotch Winn
  4. Ghost in the Machinery – Stefan Petrucha
  5. The Disoriented Express – Stefan Petrucha
  6. Summer at Tiffany – Marjorie Hart
  7. Queen of Babble in the Big City – Meg Cabot

2006

  1. The Fake Heir – Stefan Petrucha
  2. Mr. Cheeters is Missing – Stefan Petrucha
  3. The Charmed Bracelet – Stefan Petrucha
  4. Global Warning – Stefan Petrucha
  5. Queen of Babble – Meg Cabot

2005

  1. The Demon of River Heights – Stefan Petrucha
  2. Writ in Stone – Stefan Petrucha
  3. The Haunted Dollhouse – Stefan Petrucha
  4. The Girl Who Wasn’t There – Stefan Petrucha

2004


2003

  1. The Present – Spencer Johnson, M.D.

2002


2001


Random Reading Challenge ~ Not Finished

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August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010
Goal: 9 books

So close, but I didn’t manage to finish this challenge.  With two books shy of my goal, here’s what I did read:

  1. Best Friends Forever – Jennifer Weiner
  2. Twenty Boy Summer – Sarah Ockler
  3. Easy on the Eyes – Jane Porter
  4. Heartless – Sara Shepard
  5. The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen
  6. Between Friends – Kristy Kiernan
  7. The 9th Judgment – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The Four Month Challenge Part Three ~ Wrap-up

March 1, 2010 – June 30, 2010
Maximum: 250 pts

This was the first time that I participated in this challenge.  I earned 90 points.  Here’s my breakdown:

5 Point Challenges

  • Read a book by an author you’ve never read before
    The Diva Runs Out of Thyme – Krista Davis
  • Read a book with a one word title
    Scandal – Kate Brian
  • Read a book with an animal name in the title
  • Read a book with a proper name in the title
  • Read a fantasy

10 Point Challenges

  • Read an ‘Austenesque’ book
  • Read a book with a two word title
    Worst Case – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  • Read a book that is part of a series
    Runaway – Meg Cabot
  • Read a book about a real person
  • Read a mystery

15 Point Challenges

  • Read a book written in the 60’s (any century)
  • Read a book with a number in the title
  • Read a book by an author born in March, April, May or June
    Heart of the Matter – Emily Giffin
  • Read a book with a three word title
    Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
  • Read a book by an author with three names
    The Art of Devotion – Samantha Bruce-Benjamin

20 Point Challenges

  • Read a book with over 500 pages
  • Read a book with a four word title
    Love in Mid Air – Kim Wright
  • Read a book by two authors
  • Read a book written in the 70s (any century)
  • Read a book that has been number one on the NYT Best-sellers list