January 3, 2011

100+ Reading Challenge

Challenge Summary:*This challenge is usually hosted over at J. Kaye's Book Blog, but I haven't heard anything from her about hosting it.

As of today, I have read and reviewed 278 books for 2010. I have many more to post before the finish date of December 31, 2010. I know that I will be able to finish this challenge next year, but I am challenging you to beat your 2010 record this year! Can you read over 100 books this year?

1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.

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, 2011. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.

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.

Hosted by/Link: My Overstuffed Bookshelf

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

My Progress: 100/100 - COMPLETED November 9, 2011

My List:

1) Industrial Magic - Kelley Armstrong
67) Wake - Robert J. Sawyer
68) No Humans Involved - Kelley Armstrong
69) Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
70) Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
71) The Awakening - Kate Chopin
72) My Name is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira
73) Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
74) A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
75) The Cat's Table - Michael Ondeetje
76) A Cup of Friendship - Deborah Rodriguez
77) The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells
78) An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor
79) An Empty Room - Mu Xin
80) Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
81) Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
82) I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
83) Beautiful Assassin - Michael White
84) The Night Circus - Erin Morgernstern
85) The Garden Party - Katherine Mansfield
86) The Sleeping Beauty - Mercedes Lackey
87) Valmiki's Daughter - Shani Mootoo
88) The Finkler Question - Howard Jacobson
89) Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
90) Roswell (SG-1 #9) - Sonny Whitelaw and Jennifer Fallon
91) Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
92) The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole 
93) The Cloud Messenger - Aamer Hussein
94) Good to a Fault - Marina Endicott
95) Exogenesis (SGA #5) - Sonny Whitelaw and Elizabeth Christensen
96) Bluebeard's Egg - Margaret Atwood
97) Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
98) The Antagonist - Lynn Coady
99) Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague - Geraldine Brooks
100) Halcyon (SGA #4) - James Swallow

Final Thoughts/Wrap-UP:

This is my third of forth attempt at this challenge and it's the first time I've finished it, with a lot of time to spare. Managed to read some good books, and some not good ones, but I'm happy I finished the challenge. Reading 100 books in a year has been a challenge of mine since I started blogging.

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