Sunday, December 27, 2009

2010 100+ Reading Challenge/Library Challenge

All right, I am doing a few reading challenges in 2010. One is the 2010 Debut Author's Challenge, for which I will read at least a dozen YA novels written by new authors on the scene.

Another is the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge. Now that one I know is going to be a bit of a stretch. In the long free days of my youth, I averaged a book or two a day; the day job and school both sort of interfere with my reading these days, though. I *think* a book every 3 days is still manageable, though, assuming I avoid the thick non-fiction books (like the one on the history of eugenics in America that I'm working on now). As much as I love some brilliant non-fiction, I need more novels in my life anyway!

And, since I plan to make hearty use of my local library, I am also doing the 2010 Local Library Reading challenge, also hosted by J. Kaye. My goal is to check out and read at least 50 library books, so half of my 100+ reading challenge.

I'm updating this particular blog entry with the books I've read in 2010, and links to reviews as (if) I manage them.





Books read from the library:
Everyone Is Beautiful: A Novel  Reviewed here
The Life You Longed For: A Novel  Reviewed here
Exclusive: Reporters in Love...and War: A Novel Reviewed here
Liar Reviewed here
Going Too Far Review coming soon
Jacob Have I Loved Review coming soon
Some Girls Are Review coming someday
Shiver Review coming someday
The Fiction Class Reviewed here
Impossible  Review coming
Chasing Brooklyn  by Lisa Schroeder, Review coming soon
Switch by Carol Snow, Review coming soon
Story of a Girl  by Sara Zarr
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet  by Jamie Ford
The Dark Divine  by Bree Despain
Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials  by Rosalind Wiseman
The Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins
See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit by Sarah Mylnowski, Farrin Jacobs
Lady Vernon and Her Daughter: A Novel of Jane Austen's Lady Susan  by Jane Rubino, Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
The Good Nanny: A Novel  by Benjamin Cheever
Hush, Hush  by Becca Fitzpatrick
Beautiful Creatures  by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)  by Suzanne Collins
Girl, Hero by Carrie Jones
House Rules: A Novel  by Jodi Picoult
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Candor by Pam Bachorz
The Body Finder  by Kimberly Derting
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Hex Hall (Book 1) by Rachel Hawkins
Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
The Reinvention of Edison Thomas by Jacqueline Houtman
The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Changeless by Gail Carriger
Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half by Chrissy Pate and Kristin McKee
Dead and Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel  by Charlaine Harris
Adam by Ted Dekker
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell
Before I Fall  by Lauren Oliver
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Every Last One: A Novel  by Anna Quindlen
The Shack by William P. Young
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
Scenes From A Holiday: The Eight Dates Of Hanukkah\Carrie Pilby's New Year's Resolution\Emma Townsend Saves Christmas (Red Dress Ink Novels) by Laurie Graff, Caren Lissner and Melanie Murray
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Silent to the Boneby E.L. Konigsburg
Godless  by Pete Hautman
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster
My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto  by Jen Lancaster
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libby Bray
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Graceling by Kristin Cashnore
The Rebel Angels by Libby Bray
The Sweet Far Thing by Libby Bray
Baby Proof  by Emily Griffin
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
A Bad For Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
Need by Carrie Jones
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend  by Emily Horner
Revision: A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction by David Michael Kaplan
The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
The Mark by Jen Nadol

Books read from other sources:
Plot & Structure: (Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot That Grips Readers From Start To Finish) (Write Great Fiction)
The Lightning Thief by Rich Riordan
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman
Larger Than Life by Adele Parks
A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock
Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
Land of a Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagan
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Get Lucky: A Novel by Katherine Center
Devilish by Maureen Jonhson
Please Excuse My Daughter  by Julie Klam
The Stolen Heart: A Novel of Suspense by Lauren Kelly
Paper Towns by John Green
Normal Girl: A Novel by Molly Jong-Fast
Peeps by Scott Westerfield
Girl Most Likely To by Poonam Sharma
Jack Absolute by C.C. Humpherys
The Magicians: A Novel by Lev Grossman
Dead Until Dark (Original MM Art) (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)  by Charlaine Harris
Model Summer by Paulin Prizkova
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel by Ben Sherwood
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
Blameless by Gail Carriger
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
Perilous  by Tamara Hart Heiner
Fallen by Lauren Kate
An Abundance of Katherines  by John Green
Wish by Alexandra Bullem

Final tally of 2010: 106 books so far

4 comments:

J. Kaye said...

Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge! So glad you are joining. This is going to be an exciting new year!!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Good luck!

shopgirl101 said...

The Library Challenge sounds like an awesome idea! I actually just started a book club for my friends this year so I could read more...I will try to work this into it, too.

Guinevere said...

Thanks, J. Kaye and Stephanie!

Shopgirl, I'm pretty excited about the Library Challenge. I've done my best to curb my Borders addiction (the one where I used to spend $30 a week at Borders? yeah, bad) and am trying to use my local library more.

Right now I'm wait-listed for half a dozen books I'm dying to read, but that's OK. Hopefully I'll get them sometime early in the new year for the challenge!