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

The Four Month Challenge – Part 3

March 1 – June 30, 2010

The Four Month Challenge Part 3 is hosted by She Read a Book.  Here are the categories:

5 Point Challenges

  • Read a book by an author you’ve never read before
  • Read a book with a one word title
  • 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
  • Read a book that is part of a series
  • 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.
  • Read a book with a three word title
  • Read a book by an author with three names

20 Point Challenges

  • Read a book with over 500 pages
  • Read a book with a four word title
  • 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

Cozy Mystery Challenge 2010

Kris from Not Enough Books is hosting the Cozy Mystery Challenge.  Challenge starts April 1st and ends September 30th.  The rules are simple:

  1. Read at least 6 cozy mysteries, one for each month. You can choose to read more, but you must read 6 in order to complete this challenge. You don’t have to read 1 each month, you can read them whenever you like, you just have to read at least six.
  2. While you can overlap with other challenges, please try to have at least 2 of the books only count towards this challenge.

Participants who complete the challenge will receive a bookmark made by Kris.

I love cozy mysteries!  I plan to read at least 6, but may try to read more as I have plenty of cozy mystery series I would like to start.

My list:

  1. The Diva Takes the Cake – Krista Davis
  2. The Diva Paints the Town – Krista Davis
  3. Dead Air – Mary Kennedy
  4. Bundle of Trouble – Diana Orgain
  5. Motherhood is Murder – Diana Orgain
  6. Sleeping Anemone – Kate Collins

Reading Resolutions ~ Progress Report #1

Every two months, Jenny at Jenny Loves to Read, is asking participants to check-in with how we are doing with our goals.

My 2010 Reading Goals:

1.  Read 144 books in 2010.
I’m doing well with this goal.  So far, I’ve read 31 books.  I’m ahead of schedule!

2. Write reviews for 80% of the books I read in 2010.
Out of 31 books read, I’ve written 19 reviews which is 60%.

3.  Read at least 75 books from my shelves.
I’m hardly making any progress on this goal.  Out of the 31 books I’ve read, 3 are my own books.  Sadly to say, goal #5 is preventing me from doing this.

4.  Complete 80% of the challenges I signed up for in 2010.
I’m doing well with challenges so far.  I feel that I’m at a good pace.  Of course it’s still early though!

5.  Limit the number of library books I have checked out at one time.
Um…. yeah…. not doing well with this goal AT ALL!!  With all the 2010 releases arriving on the shelves, holds coming in, it’s really, really, really, hard for me to stop checking out books!  I know, I know… excuses!!