Library Challenge 2009 ~ Completed!

I loved this challenge!  Initially, I thought I would sign-up for 25 books, but soon thought “where’s the challenge?”  I love going to the library so 25 books would not have been too hard for me to finish.  Fifty is a good number, although I really could keep going!  Anyway, here’s what I read:

My List:

  1. The Pre-Nup by Beth Kendrick
  2. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
  3. Flawless by Sara Shepard
  4. Perfect by Sara Shepard
  5. Unbelievable by Sara Shepard
  6. Wicked by Sara Shepard
  7. Extracurricular Activities by Maggie Barbieri
  8. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
  9. Run for Your Life by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  10. Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris
  11. Forever Princess by Meg Cabot
  12. Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins
  13. Questions to Ask Before Marrying by Melissa Senate
  14. 100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
  15. Lizzy’s Ups and Downs by Jessica Harper
  16. And to Think That I Saw it on Mulbery Street by Dr. Seuss
  17. Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss
  18. While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
  19. True Colors by Kristin Hannah
  20. Still Life by Joy Fielding
  21. Never Give Up by Joyce Meyer
  22. Can You Get an F in Lunch? by Nancy Krulik
  23. The Law of Attraction Plain and Simple by Sonia Ricotti
  24. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
  25. Life Without Summer by Lynne Griffin
  26. Invitation Only by Kate Brian
  27. Untouchable by Kate Brian
  28. Confessions by Kate Brian
  29. Inner Circle by Kate Brian
  30. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
  31. The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  32. Madame President by Nancy Krulik
  33. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  34. Deadly Advice by Roberta Isleib
  35. Preaching to the Corpse by Roberta Isleib
  36. Asking for Murder by Roberta Isleib
  37. Legacy by Kate Brian
  38. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield
  39. This Is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone
  40. Hollywood Car Wash by Lori Culwell
  41. The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal
  42. Airhead by Meg Cabot
  43. Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham
  44. Ambition by Kate Brian
  45. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
  46. Revelation by Kate Brian
  47. The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven
  48. Privilege by Kate Brian
  49. Dune Road by Jane Green
  50. Paradise Lost by Kate Brian
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Romance Reading Challenge ~ Completed

This was a fun challenge for me.  I normally do not read romance novels.  The Cedar Cove series has been on my TBR List for years and this challenge allowed me to cross them off my list.  Here’s what I read:

  1. 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
  2. 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
  3. 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber
  4. 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber
  5. 50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber

Random Reading Challenge

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August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010

Wendy, of Caribousmom, is hosting the Random Reading Challenge.  I really don’t need another challenge, however I love the idea behind this one.   So of course, I had to sign up.

Here are the rules:

  1. NO lists allowed. Books for the challenge are chosen one at a time when the mood strikes.
  2. Sign up at any time during the challenge period using Mr. Linky below. Please give me a direct link to your blog post about the challenge. If you do not have a blog, no worries. Simply enter your name and leave the URL box on Mr. Linky blank.
  3. Book reviews are not required, but if you want to write a review I will be providing a review Mr. Linky after August 1st.
  4. Books are selected one at a time using the following procedure:
  • Randomly select any number of books from either your physical OR your virtual TBR pile (I don’t care how you do this, but it must be random…no “cherry picking” allowed)
  • Assign a number to each book based on how many books you selected (ie: if you selected 14 books, assign each book a number from 1 through 14; if you selected 28 books, assign each book a number from 1 through 28…you get the idea)
  • Go to THIS SITE and use the TRUE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR located in the upper right hand corner of the page to randomly select the book you will read. NO CHEATING – whatever the random number generator generates is the book you must read!
  • Each time you select a book for the challenge, you will use this procedure. You many select different books each time, choose a different amount of books each time, etc…have fun, mix it up, keep it random.

Wendy asks us to choose a level:

Level I: Read 6 books
Level II: Read 9 books
Level III: Read 12 books

I will participate in Level II.

  1. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
  2. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

What an Animal! Challenge ~ Completed


What an Animal! reading challenge ended on June 30th, so I’m a little late with writing my wrap-up post.  I have to admit, I found this challenge a bit hard to complete.  I wasn’t reading any books with animal titles or animals on the front cover.  About half of the books listed, I didn’t realize they would fit the challenge until after I finished reading and updated my Excel spreadsheet.  I didn’t think I would complete the challenge, but manage to squeeze in the last book days before the challenge ended.  Here’s what I read:

1. Summer Blowout – Claire Cook
2. Dashing Through the Snow – Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
3. Deadly Advice – Roberta Isleib
4. Asking for Murder – Roberta Isleib
5. The Lost Recipe for Happiness – Barbara O’Neal
6. Being Nikki – Meg Cabot