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

Random Reading ~ 4

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My fourth random read was selected from the three stacks of books currently on my nightstand.  I chose the first book from each stack:

  1. The School of Essential Ingredients – Erica Bauermeister
  2. Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah
  3. Heartless – Sara Shepard

Random.org picked #3: Heartless.

Random Reading ~ 3

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My third random read was selected from two library books and two books from my shelves:

  1. The Love of Her Life – Harriet Evans (my book)
  2. Nanny Returns – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (library book)
  3. Easy on the Eyes – Jane Porter (my book)
  4. The Professors’ Wives’ Club – Joanne Rendell (library)

Random.org picked #3:  Easy on the Eyes, which I’ll start reading later this week.

Countdown Challenge ~ 2009-2010

Michele is hosting the Countdown Challenge again!  The idea is to read 10 books published in 2010, 9 books published in 2009, 8 books published in 2008. . .well, you get the idea.  Sounds fun, huh?   Want to join in?  Click here.  Challenge runs from 09/09/09 – 10/10/10.

2010

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

2007

  1. I Heard a Rumor by Nancy Krulik
  2. The New Girl by Nancy Krulik

2006


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2004

2003

2002

2001

Random Reading ~ Book #2

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My second random read was selected from the 27 (gasps!) library books I currently have checked out. I listed them from shortest to longest.  I won’t write each book here, however Random.org picked #8:

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

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