2008 Challenges

In December 2007, I discovered Library Thing which led me to reading challenges.  The 888 group on Library Thing had a link to Michele’s (3M) Triple 8 Challenge.  From there I found out about A Novel Challenge and immediately joined Wendy’s Yahoo group.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  I didn’t start blogging until mid-June, so I tracked my challenges in an Excel spreadsheet.  Here is a list of challenges I completed in 2008:

  1. The Pub 2008 Challenge
  2. Young Reader Challenge
  3. 2New2U Challenge
  4. Royalty Rules Challenge
  5. Heart of a Child Challenge
  6. D.E.A.R. Challenge
  7. Spring Reading Challenge
  8. Numbers Challenge
  9. Spring Reading Thing 2008 Challenge
  10. Banned Book Challenge
  11. You Set It Paperback Challenge
  12. Young Adult Challenge
  13. Chunkster Challenge
  14. Stephenie Meyer Mini-Challenge
  15. July Book Blowout Challenge
  16. Romance Challenge
  17. Chick Lit Challenge
  18. Summer Challenge
  19. Summer Reading Thing Challenge
  20. Novella Challenge
  21. Cozy Mystery Challenge
  22. Casual Reading Challenge
  23. Amateur Sleuth Challenge
  24. YA Romance Challenge
  25. Unread Authors Challenge
  26. Triple 8 Challenge
  27. 1st in a Series Challenge
  28. A Well-Rounded Challenge
  29. What’s in a Name Challenge
  30. 100+ Challenge
  31. 2nds Challenge
  32. Fall into Reading Challenge
  33. From the Stacks Challenge
  34. Winter Holiday Reading Challenge

Not bad for my first year!

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Mysteryreadercafe Reading Challenge

I love reading mysteries, so here’s another challenge for me to do:  Mysteryreadercafe.

The rules are simple:

  1. Read a mystery with the word “murder” in its title.
    Asking for Murder by Roberta Isleib
  2. Read a mystery set in your region.
  3. Read a mystery that has been on your shelf for at least a year.
  4. Read a mystery from a “new to you” author.
    Deadly Advice by Roberta Isleib

On the Porch Swing Reading Challenge

Yep, another 2009 challenge:  On the Porch Swing.  The rules are simple:

  1. Pick a title with the word “marriage” or “marrying” in it.
  2. Pick a title with word “friends” or “friendship” in it.
  3. Pick a title with the word “summer” or “winter” in it.
  4. Pick a title with a flower name in it.

This challenge was originally created for the Yahoo Group, however you do not have to be a group member to participate.  To learn more details about this challenge, click here.

My list:

1. Questions to Ask Before Marrying by Melissa Senate

2. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

3. Life Without Summer by Lynne Griffin

4. Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins

Winter Reading Challenge

My Two Blessing is hosting the Winter Reading Challenge.  The rules can be found here.  The challenge started on December 21st and will end on March 20, 2009.  My goal is to read at least three books from the list.  I have numerous books to choose from to read in 2009, so I’m thinking I may be a mood reader and do not want to trap myself.

My List:

  1. Good Luck – Whitney Gaskell
  2. No Time for Goodbye – Linwood Barclay
  3. The Host – Stephenie Meyer
  4. The Pre-Nup – Beth Kendrick [review]
  5. Time of My Life – Allison Winn Scotch [review]

2009 Audiobook Challenge

J. Kaye is hosting the 2009 Audiobook Challenge.  The rules are simple:  listen to 12 audiobooks in 2009.  More details can be found here.

My list:

  1. Princess Mia by Meg Cabot [review]
  2. Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella [review]
  3. Grace by Richard Paul Evans [review]
  4. Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski [review]
  5. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  6. 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
  7. 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber [review]
  8. 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber [review]
  9. 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber [review]
  10. 50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber [review]
  11. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen [review]
  12. Jinx by Meg Cabot [review]

TBR Challenge

MizB is hosting the TBR Challenge again in 2009.  The challenge requires you to create a list of 12 books, from your TBR stack, to read in 2009.  After January 1st, you may not make any changes to your list.  You also have the option to create an alternates list.

My list:

  1. All the Pretty Girls – J.T. Ellison
  2. Defenseless – Celeste Marsella
  3. Fifteen Minutes of Shame – Lisa Daily
  4. Little Earthquakes – Jennifer Weiner
  5. Good Luck – Whitney Gaskell
  6. Matrimony – Joshua Henkins
  7. Nice to Come Home To – Rebecca Flowers
  8. No Time For Goodbye – Linwood Barclay
  9. The Department of Lost and Found – Allison Winn Scotch
  10. The Good Liar – Laura Caldwell
  11. The Pre-Nup – Beth Kendrick
  12. Your Roots Are Showing – Elise Chidley

Alternates List

  1. Charley’s Web – Joy Fielding
  2. Die For Me – Karen Rose
  3. Dying Breath – Wendy Corsi Staub
  4. Forget About It – Caprice Crane
  5. Hide – Lisa Gardner
  6. Lost and Found – Carolyn Parkhurst
  7. Mommy Tracked – Whitney Gaskell
  8. Shoe Addicts Anonymous – Beth Harbison
  9. Spa Vacation – Theresa Alan
  10. The Next Killing – Rebecca Drake
  11. The Spinister Sisters – Stacey Ballis
  12. Too Close to Home – Linwood Barclay

2009 Themed Reading Challenge

I joined another challenge:  The 2009 Themed Reading Challenge hosted by Wendy at Carbiousmom.  The goal is to read 4-6 books linked by the same theme.
More details can be found here.  The challenge is from February 1 – July 31, 2009.

My theme is new-to-me female authors who live in New York City.

My list:

  1. Emily Listfield – Acts of Love
  2. Elizabeth Noble – Things I Want My Daughters to Know
  3. Sherri Rifkin – LoveHampton
  4. Allison Winn Scotch – The Department of Lost and Found