Random Reading Challenge ~ Not Finished


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 ~ Book #2


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


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

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