Daily Archives: October 1, 2009

SEPTEMBER 2009 – Review

Well, not a very productive reading month, a couple challenges finished, only bought one book and received the other as a gift. Two library book sales coming up which means I will probably be adding even more. Technically I added quite a lot because my grandma gave me her entire collection of books, but there are so many I figure that eventually they will make it on the list. While As Man Thinketh was on CD and given to me, and Smile and Move was also a gift, I still managed to read only one book that I had to return to someone and is still not in my collection. I find that pretty impressive. I’m going to try and read more than 9 books again, hopefully closer to the 20 side if I’m ever going to be able to finish challenges this year.

Books Read:

  1. Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson (TBR)
  2. London Bridges by James Patterson (TBR)
  3. Mary Mary by James Patterson (TBR)
  4. As Man Thinketh by James Allen (TBR)
  5. Cross by James Patterson (TBR)
  6. High Five by Janet Evanovich (TBR)
  7. D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton (TBR)
  8. Smile and Move by Sam Parker (TBR)
  9. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Books Added:

  1. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters and Jane Austen
  2. Smile and Move by Sam Parker

Challenges Finished: 2009 Countdown Challenge, RYOB Challenge, New Authors Challenge
Challenges DNF: Summer Reading Challenge
Challenges Joined: Fall Into Reading 2009, 2010 Countdown Challenge

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3rd Quarter Stats – Sept 09 + Challenge Progress

Progressively getting worse in my reading, however I am more focused and finished a record number of challenges, I believe. October will be another big month, I should be able to knock off quite a few challenges. I’m more focused and will stick to my reading plan instead of veering too far off like previously.

3rd Quarter Stats

Total Books Read – 30 (out of 118)
Total Page Counter Q3 – 8,219

New Authors – 11
Female – 6
Male – 11

Fiction – 14
Non-Fiction – 7
Children – 4
YA – 0
Graphic Novels – 4

Total Challenges Attempting – 28 + 5 perpetual challenges

Challenges Finished – Eleven (11)

  • Create a Colorful Summer (20/20)
  • Chronicles of Narnia Challenge (5/5)
  • 2009 Pub Challenge (9/9)
  • Summer Vacation Reading Challenge (6/6)
  • 1st in Series Challenge (12/12)
  • Countdown Challenge (45/45)
  • RYOB Challenge (50/50)
  • August Reading Challenge (9/9)
  • Christmas in July (20/20)
  • Non-Fiction Five (5/5)
  • New Author Challenge (50/50)

Challenges DNF – One (1)

  • Summer Reading Challenge (6/10)

Current Challenges –

  1. Classics Challenge (3/5) ends 10.31
  2. Chunkster Challenge (3/5) ends 11.15
  3. Series Challenge Season 3 (13/15) ends 11.30
  4. Fall Into Reading 2009 (1/15) ends 12.20
  5. 999 Challenge (80/81) ends 12/31
  6. 999×2 Challenge (31/81) ends 12/31
  7. 100+ Challenge (116/100) ends 12/31
  8. Daniel Defoe Challenge (1/2) ends 12/31
  9. Scott Westerfeld Challenge (1/2) ends 12/31
  10. Decades Challenge (14/20) ends 12/31
  11. A-Z Challenge (17/26) authors (19/26) titles ends 12/31
  12. Romance Reading Challenge (2/5) ends 12/31
  13. 2009 YA Challenge (6/12) ends 12/31
  14. 2009 TBR Challenge (8/12) alternatives (5/12) ends 12/31
  15. What’s in a Name (5/6) ends 12/31
  16. Book vs. Movie Challenge (15/20) ends 12/31
  17. 1% Well Read Challenge (4/10) ends 12/31
  18. A Visit to Oz Challenge (2/5) ends 12/31
  19. Book Awards III Challenge (0/5) ends 12/31
  20. Everything Austen Challenge (1/6) ends 2010
  21. What an Animal II Challenge (3/6) ends 2010
  22. Sookie Stackhouse Challenge (3/10) ends 2010
  23. Random Reading Challenge (1/12) ends 2010
  24. Women’s Murder Club Challenge (0/9) ends 2010
  25. James Patterson Challenge (4/10) ends 2010
  26. Countdown Challenge (2/55) ends 2010
  27. Stephanie Plum Challenge (1/15) ends 2010
  28. Project Fill in the Gaps (9/100) ends 2014

Perpetual Challenges –

  • 1,001 Books you Must Read (64/1001)
  • EW’s New Classic Books (14/100)
  • TBR Stack (8/132)
  • Operation Actually Read the Bible (0/12) months
  • Stephen King/Richard Bachman Challenge (2/-)

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