Daily Archives: December 31, 2009

2010 Genre Challenge

Hosted by Genre Challenge
January 1 – December 31, 2010

This challenge is pretty flexible – choose the number of genres you would like to read. My goal is 12 books from the genres listed below.

My Genres:

  1. Action/AdventureAngels Flight by Michael Connelly
  2. Autobiography/BiographyDelivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
  3. LawyersAlex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson
  4. Detective/Spy – Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. Graphic NovelTwilight: Graphic Novel Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer
  6. HistoricalRichest Man in Babylon by George Clason
  7. Horror - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
  8. Mystery - From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  9. PoetryTarantula by Bob Dylan
  10. RomanceAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  11. Suspense - Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  12. Thriller - The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper

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Flashback Reading Challenge 2010

Hosted by Aarti and Kristen
January 1 – December 31, 2010

This challenge is all about re-reading books. I don’t reread very often, if ever, so I’m looking forward to an excuse to relive the adventures of old books. I will be choosing the Scholar Level – reading 4-6 books evenly through the mini-challenge categories below.

You can sign up for the following levels:

  • Bookworm – Up to three books
  • Scholar – Four to six books
  • Literati – Over six books

Within these levels, there will be mini-challenges! These are:

1. Re-read a favorite book from your childhood
2. Re-read a book assigned to you in high school
3. Re-read a book you loved as an adult

MY LIST

Childhood

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
High School
  1. TBD
  2. TBD
Adult
  1. 1st to Die by James Patterson
  2. 2nd Chance by James Patterson

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Chill Baby Chill 2010

The Chill Baby, Chill Challenge runs from 12/21/09 through 3/19/10 and is being hosted by Book Dragon at Book Dragon’s Lair.

The rules are extremely easy…just read 6 books…they can be anything you want…other challenge books, new books, TBR books, etc. You don’t have to list them early. If you review your books…post a link in the comment section. Then do a wrap-up post in March. That’s all there is to it!!

This challenge seemed pretty simple and it’s always good to have an easy one mixed in. Since I joined late, I will only count books started on or after December 31, 2009.

My List:

  1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  2. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
  3. What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life by Niki Anderson
  4. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
  5. Dear Jane Austen by Patrice Hannon
  6. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

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2010 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge

Hosted by Reading With Tequila
January 1 – December 31, 2010
Reading with Tequila created this great challenge where she had bloggers recommend books then created a large list from 2009. Click here to see the entire 2009 Book Blogger Recommendation List. I am choosing Level IV – Read 20 books

Some of the Rules:

  • Chose your own books from the list. You can decide to read books only on the Top 25 list or from the entire recommendation list. You do not have to make a list of books before the challenge begins.
  • All forms of books acceptable (audiobooks, eBooks, etc.)
  • Rereads do not count towards the completion of the challenge. The challenge is about discovering books that are new to you.
  • Reviews, while always appreciated, are not mandatory.
Here is the list of books I would like to read/choose from:
  1. Hunger Games
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
    TheĀ  Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. Book Thief
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  5. The Road
  6. Deception Point
  7. Salem’s Lot
  8. The Other Boleyn Girl
  9. Undead and Unwed
  10. Flowers in the Attic by Anonymous
  11. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  12. Shining
  13. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  14. Princess Diaries
  15. The Stand
  16. Rhett Butler’s People
  17. The Bell Jar
  18. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  19. Five People You Meet in Heaven
  20. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  21. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  22. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

This way I have at least 2 alternatives – and who knows if I might choose something else on the list not mentioned above.

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3rd Mystery Read-a-Thon

The 3rd Mystery Read-A-Thon will take place
January 16, 2010 to January 17, 2010

The goal is to
read mysteries for 12 hours during those two days

You can find all the details HERE. I’m hoping to join in and complete the 12 hours if not more. I already have a lot of mysteries on my list so this way I can knock quite a few of the Stephanie Plum, Women’s Murder Club, and In Death series books off the list early.

List of books to be read coming soon.

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