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

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

Random Reading ~ 5

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My fifth random read was selected from two recently purchased books and two library books:

  1. The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen
  2. Between Friends – Kristy Kiernan
  3. Get Lucky – Katherine Center
  4. The Cougar Club – Susan McBride

Random.org picked #1: The Opposite of Me.

2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge – Completed!

My second completed challenge for 2010 is the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge.  There are four levels to this challenge and I chose “The Mini” which required me to read 25 books.  Here’s what I read:

  1. Family Affair – Caprice Crane
  2. Quick Study – Maggie Barbieri
  3. Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  4. The Present – Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  5. The Demon of River Heights – Stefan Petrucha
  6. Writ in Stone – Stefan Petrucha
  7. Not My Daughter – Barbara Delinsky
  8. The Professors’ Wives’ Club – Joanne Rendell
  9. The Haunted Dollhouse – Stefan Petrucha
  10. I’m So Happy for You – Lucinda Rosenfeld
  11. Heartless – Sara Shepard
  12. The Girl Who Wasn’t There – Stefan Petrucha
  13. The Fake Heir – Stefan Petrucha
  14. Mr. Cheeters is Missing – Stefan Petrucha
  15. The Charmed Bracelet – Stefan Petrucha
  16. Global Warning – Stefan Petrucha
  17. Ghost in the Machinery – Stefan Petrucha
  18. The Disoriented Express – Stefan Petrucha
  19. Worst Case – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  20. Scandal – Kate Brian
  21. The Cougar Club – Susan McBride
  22. Get Lucky – Katherine Center
  23. Heart of the Matter – Emily Giffin
  24. Just Like Me, Only Better – Carol Snow
  25. Runaway – Meg Cabot

Although the challenge may be finished for me, I still will continue to check out books from the library.  I will not, however, track them for this challenge.  My original post can be found here.

The 2010 Pub Challenge – Completed!

My first completed challenge in 2010!  The 2010 Pub Challenge is hosted by Michelle of 1 More Chapter.  Rules were simple:  read a minimum of ten books published in 2010.  No YA books allowed – as this is the pub!  Here is what I read for this challenge:

1. Not My Daughter – Barbara Delinsky
2. Worst Case – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
3. The Bride Collector – Ted Dekker
4. The Power to Prosper – Michelle Singletary
5. Love in Mid Air – Kim Wright
6. Caught – Harlan Coben
7. The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen
8. The Cougar Club – Susan McBride
9. Get Lucky – Katherine Center
10. Heart of the Matter – Emily Giffin

I will continue reading newly released books, however I will no longer track them for this challenge.

My original post can be found here.

Spring Reading Thing 2010


It’s time for another favorite reading challenge!  Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting the 2010 Spring Reading Thing. I LOVE this challenge as it’s so laid-back and we’re able to change our lists if needed.  Katrina also encourages us to set reading goals if we want.

Now that the first quarter of 2010 is almost over (!!), I’m realizing I’m a bit behind schedule with reading my own books and reaching my goal of 144 books read in 2010.  I’m going to change things up a bit this time and INCREASE the number of books I want to read for this challenge.  My list will contain my unread, purchased books and library books.  Here’s what I want to accomplish by the end of this challenge:

My books:

  1. Bundle of Trouble – Diana Orgain
  2. Caught – Harlan Coben
  3. Fairytale of New York – Miranda Dickinson
  4. House Rules – Jodi Picoult
  5. I Heart New York – Lindsey Kelk
  6. Long Lost – Harlan Coben
  7. Motherhood is Murder – Diana Orgain
  8. Points of Power – Yolanda Adams
  9. So Long, Insecurity – Beth Moore
  10. The Diva Paints the Town – Krista Davis
  11. The Diva Takes the Cake – Krista Davis
  12. The Love of Her Life – Harriet Evans

Library books:

  1. Between Sisters – Kristin Hannah
  2. Fear the Worst – Linwood Barclay
  3. Live to Tell – Wendy Corsi Staub
  4. Magnolia Wednesdays – Wendy Wax
  5. Never Look Away – Linwood Barclay
  6. Poor Little Bitch Girl – Jackie Collins
  7. Scandal – Kate Brian
  8. Sleeping with Anemone – Kate Collins
  9. The Cougar Club – Susan McBride
  10. The Opposite of Me – Sarah Pekkanen
  11. The Wild Zone – Joy Fielding
  12. Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah

Not yet released (as of this posting):

  1. Heart of the Matter – Emily Giffin
  2. The Shadow of Your Smile – Mary Higgins Clark
  3. The 9th Judgment – James Patterson
  4. The Second Time Around – Beth Kendrick