Sunday, June 6, 2010

100+ Reading Challenge

I only made it to 90 books this year. I am reading 2 now, but will not finish either before the end of the month. I have enjoyed participating in this challenge and look forward to starting my new list in January. I have new goals set for the new year and have become a more proficient blogger, so I have high hopes for 2011. Happy Reading--Beverly G ♥
1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

--Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post. To learn how to sign up without having a blog, click here.

2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.

What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.

I still feel I'm very new to blogging and so I'm kind of proud of myself today because I figured out how to get the challenge logo and rules over here to my post without blowing any thing up or seriously damaging my blog. After I finis this post I will see if I can get the logo as a clickable link on my side bar so all you visitors who might be interested in joining won't have to find this post in the archives.
When I found this challenge I looked back at my reading list for last year and I had read a total of 109 books and at this time last year I had read 51. However, last year I had not read any Chunkster books either.  Even though half of the year is gone I'm going to sign up and see if I can make it to 100 and hopefully surpass that number.  Without futher ado here is my--
List of Books Read in 2010 

1. A Veiled Deception---Annette Blair                   
2. The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse---LeAnn Sweeney
3. Finished Off---Rebecca Kent
4. The Diva Takes the Cake---Krista Davis
5. Death Loves A Messy Desk---Mary Jane Maffini
6. Scoop---Hannah Dennison
7. Homicide in Hardcover---Kate Carlisle
8. The Matters at Mansfield---Carrie Bebris
9. The Treacherous Teddy---John J. Lamb
10. The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion---Alice Kimberly
11. Stuck on Murder---Lucy Lawrence
12. Eggs Benedict Arnold---Laura Childs
13. A Death in Gascony---Sarah D'Almeida
14. Days of the Dead---Barbara Hambly
15. Booked to Die---John Dunning
16. Spackled & Spooked---Jennie Bentley
17. Outlander---Diana Gabaldon--850 pgs.
18. Dragonfly in Amber---Diana Gabaldon--947 pgs. 
19. Voyager---Diana Gabaldon--1059 pgs.
20. Drums of Autumn---Diana Gabaldon--1070 pgs.
21. The Fiery Cross---Diana Gabaldon--1443 pgs. 
22. A Breath of Snow and Ashes---Diana Gabaldon--979 pgs. 
23. An Echo in the Bone---Diana Gabaldon--820 pgs.
24. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade---Diana Gabaldon
25. Lord John and the Hand of Devils---Diana Gabaldon
26. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie---Alan Bradley--370 pgs.
27. Murder on Bank Street---Victoria Thompson--324 pgs. 
28. The Sword in the Grotto (Araminta Spookie)---Angie Sage--
        146 pgs.

29. Murder at the Portland Variety---M. J. Zellnik--317 pgs. 
30. A Death at the Rose Paperworks---M. J. Zellnik--299 pgs.
31. The Shadow Thieves: Book One-The Cronus Chronicles---Anne Ursu--420 pgs. 
32. Rotten to the Core---Sheila Connolly--289 pgs.
33. The Lightning Thief---Rick Riordan--375 pgs.
34. The Sea of Monsters---Rick Riordan--279 pgs.
35. Fever Dream---Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child--405 pgs.
36. A Corpse for Yew---Joyce & Jim Lavene--277 pgs.
37. Death in the Truffle Wood---Pierre Magnan--201 pgs.
38. The Tale of Briar Bank---Susan Wittig Albert--294 pgs.
39. Patriot Hearts---Barbara hambly--399 pgs.
40. Bookplate Special---Lorna Barrett--301 pgs.
41. Some Danger Involved---Will Thomas--290 pgs.
42. To Kingdom Come---Will Thomas--276 pgs.
43. The Limehouse Text---Will Thomas--337 pgs. 
44. The Hellfire Conspiracy---Will Thomas--311 pgs.
45. The Black Hand---Will Thomas--289 pgs. 
46. With A Single Spell---Lawrence Watt-Evans--288 pgs. 
47. Riptide---Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child--465 pgs. 
48. The Sign of the Book---John Dunning--513 pgs. 
49. Death of a Witch---M. C. Beaton--227 pgs.
50. In The Nick of Time(Mrs. Jeffries)---Emily Brightwell--260 pgs.
51. Ringing In Murder---Kate Kingsbury--247 pgs. 
52. Harp, Pipe, & Symphony---Paul DiFilippo--288 pgs.
53. Wicked(The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West)---Gregory Maguire--409 pgs. 
54. The Capture---Kathryn Lasky--226 pgs.
55. The Journey---Kathryn Lasky--244 pgs.
56. The Rescue---Kathryn Lasky--197 pgs.
57. The Bone-Pedlar---Sylvian Hamilton--264 pgs.
58. Deadlier Than The Pen---Kathy Lynn Emerson--265 pgs.
59. Fatal As A Fallen Woman---Kathy Lynn Emerson--274 pgs.
60. No Mortal Reason---Kathy Lynn Emerson--273 pgs.
61. Lethal Legend---Kathy Lynn Emerson--237 pgs.
62. The Physician's Tale---Ann Benson--655 pgs.
63. The Necromancer---Michael Scott--389 pgs.
64. Ghost a' la Mode---Sue Ann Jaffarian--286 pgs.
65. If Books Could Kill---Kate Carlisle--280 pgs.
66. Street of the Five Moons---Elizabeth Peters--338 pgs.
67. A Poisoned Season---Tasha Alexander--306 pgs.
68. Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon---Nancy Atherton--278 pgs.
69. Mute Winess---Charles O'Brien--323 pgs.
70. The Windup Girl---Paolo Bacigalupi--359 pgs.
71. Black Ship---Carola Dunn--294 pgs.
72. Murder Past Due---Miranda James--294 pgs.
73. Oolong Dead---Laura Childs--307 pgs. 
74. The Capture---Kathryn Lasky--226 pgs.
75. The Journey---Kathryn Lasky--242 pgs.
76. The Rescue---Kathryn Lasky--194 pgs.
77. The September Society---Charles Finch--310 pgs.
78. The Enchanted Forest---Patricia C. Wrede--617 pgs.
79. Toast Mortem---Claudia Bishop--211pgs.
80. The Water Room---Christopher Fowler--356 pgs.
81. Seventy-Seven Clocks---Christopher Fowler--496 pgs.
82. The Magicians and Mrs. Quent---Galen Beckett--498 pgs.
83. The House on Durrow Street---Galen Beckett--685 pgs.
84. In a Gilded Cage---Rhys Bowen--274 pgs.
85. Legend of the Jade Dragon---Yasmine Galenorn--278 pgs.
86. Fire in the Mist---Holly Lisle--282 pgs.
87. The Court of the Air---Stephen Hunt--599 pgs. 
88. White Corridor---Christopher Fowler--
89. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag---Alan Bradley--
90. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz---L. Frank Baum--

I have included number of pages in my most recent reads and will continue to do so from here on out, did not keep up with that before I found this challenge. 

Happy Reading,
Beverly G ♥

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your 100-book goal! I started it and said I would only list "fun reads" and not those read for research, but you have encouraged me to change my mind LOL; I think I'll go gather all the non-fiction I have read this year so far and see if I can keep up with you ;-)