Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012 Dean Koontz Reading Challenge

Hosted By: The Book Garden
January 1 – December 31, 2012

I’ve been wanting to read some Dean Koontz for awhile … mainly the Odd Thomas and Frankenstein series. This is a great way to get started. I’m going to stick with the Odd Thomas’ Mailman level and commit to 3 books.

MY LIST:

  1.  Odd is on Our Side – december 15, 2012
  2. TBD
  3. TBD

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2012 Mystery & Suspense Challenge

Hosted By: Book Chick City
January 1 – December 31, 2012

I loved this challenge in 2012 and I know I’ll be reading my share of mysteries this year so I’m going to be bold and go with Level 2 – 24 Mystery & Suspense Books. Can’t wait to get started.

MY LIST:

  1. Witness in Death by J.D. Robb
  2. Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb
  3. Sizzlin’ Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  4. Max by James Patterson
  5. Private by James Patterson
  6. Heat Rises by Richard Castle
  7. Now You See Her by James Patterson
  8. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
  9. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
  10. 11th Hour by James Patterson
  11. Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb
  12. Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
  13. Maximum Ride: Volume 1 by James Patterson
  14. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  15. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  16. Interlude in Death by J.D. Robb
  17. Maze Runner by James Dashner
  18. Private #1 Suspect by James Patterson
  19. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  20. Tick Tock by James Patterson
  21. Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb
  22. Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  23. Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
  24. It by Stephen King

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2012 Finishing the Series Challenge

Hosted By: Socrates’ Book Reviews
January 1 – December 31, 2012

I think this a new challenge for this year and similar to ones I’ve done in the past but I love reading series and have quite a few I would like to get caught up on.

I’m going to go with Level 3 – finish 3 or more series. Let’s hope I can finish these and maybe more.

Alex Cross

  • Kill Alex Cross – march 29, 2012

Michael Bennett

  • Tick Tock – october 10, 2012

Maximum Ride

  • Max – february 11, 2012
  • Fang
  • Angel

Stephanie Plum

  • Sizziling Sixteen – february 4, 2012
  • Smokin’ Seventeen – july 28, 2012
  • Explosive Eighteen – december 13, 2012

The Hunger Games

  • Catching Fire – july 28, 2012
  • Mockingjay – december 15, 2012

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12 in 12 Reading Challenge

I didn’t quite finish the 11 in 11 Reading Challenge last year so I’m revamping my version of the 12 in 12 Challenge. 12 different categories but only 1-12 books to read in desending order. It took me awhile to figure this one out but I’m excited to get started.

UPDATE: Review still pending but updated with books read

I. Published in 2012 (12 books) – COMPLETE

  1. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  2. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
  3. Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans
  4. Drinking with Dead Women Writers by AK Turner
  5. 11th Hour by James Patterson
  6. Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life by Hammerness
  7. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  8. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  9. Private #1 Suspect by James Patterson
  10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  11. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
  12. Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

II. Cozy Mysteries (11 books)

  1. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
  2. Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
  3. Tick Tock by James Patterson
  4. Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  5. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen
  6. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
  7. Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
  8. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  9. Odd is on Our Side by Dean Koontz
  10. A Brewing Storm by Richard Castle
  11. tbd

III. Bought Prior to 2009 (10 books)

  1. Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb
  2. Against Medical Advice by James Patterson
  3. tbd
  4. tbd
  5. tbd
  6. tbd
  7. tbd
  8. tbd
  9. tbd
  10. tbd

IV. New Authors (9 books) – COMPLETE

  1. Social Media Guide to Real Estate by Mike Lyon
  2. Little Black Book of SEO Secrets by Jim Adams
  3. Socialnomics by Erik Qualman
  4. Happiness Now By Robert Holden
  5. We Are All Weird by Seth Godin
  6. Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  7. I, Steve by George Beahm
  8. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
  9. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

V. Library Books (8 books) – COMPLETE

  1. Five Love Languages for Singles by Gary Chapman
  2. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  3. Bogus to Bubbly by Scott Westerfeld
  4. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  5. War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  6. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
  7. Elements of Fiction Writing by William Tappley
  8. To Heaven and Back by Mary Neal

VI. Next in Series (7 books) – COMPLETE

  1. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  2. Heat Rises by Richard Castle
  3. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steven Hockensmith
  4. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
  5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  6. Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
  7. The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen

VII. 1001 Books (6 books)

  1. Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. tbd
  3. tbd
  4. tbd
  5. tbd
  6. tbd

VIII. In Death Series (5 books)

  1. Witness in Death by J.D. Robb
  2. Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb
  3. Interlude in Death by J.D. Robb
  4. Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. tbd

IX. James Patterson Books (4 books) – COMPLETE

  1. Max by James Patterson
  2. Private by James Patterson
  3. Now You See Her by James Patterson
  4. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

X. Project Fill in the Blanks (3 books)

  1. It by Stephen King
  2. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  3. tbd

XI. Graphic Novels (2 books) – COMPLETE

  1. Maximum Ride: Volume 1 by James Patterson
  2. Gonzo by Will Bingley

XII. Classic Chunkster (1 book)

  1. tbd

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2012 Read Your Own Books Challenge

Hosted By: Tales From the Crypt
January 1 – December 31, 2012

I’ve participated in this one a few times and have fun with it. My goal is to only read books purchased prior to 2012. I’m going with Level 4 (21+ books) with the hope of reading 50 from my TBR pile if not more this year.

My List:

  1. Social Media Guide to Real Estate by Mike Lyon
  2. Little Black Book of SEO Secrets by Jim Adams
  3. Socialnomics by Erik Qualman
  4. Witness in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. We Are All Weird by Seth Godin
  6. Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  7. I, Steve by George Beahm
  8. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
  9. Max by James Patterson
  10. Private by James Patterson
  11. It’s Not About You by Bob Burg
  12. Evil Plans by Hugh MacLeod
  13. Heat Rises by Richard Castle
  14. Now You See Her by James Patterson
  15. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  16. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
  17. Christmas Wedding by James Patterson
  18. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steven Hockensmith
  19. Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James
  20. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
  21. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
  22. Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans
  23. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
  24. Drinking Wine With Dead Women Writers by AK Turner
  25. 11th Hour by James Patterson
  26. Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb
  27. Organize You Mind, Organize Your Life by Hammerness
  28. The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
  29. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  30. Smokin Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
  31. Maximum Ride: Volume 1 by James Patterson
  32. When God Winks on You by Squire Rushnell
  33. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  34. The On Purpose Person by Kevin McCarthy
  35. Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walters
  36. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  37. Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  38. Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry Phillips
  39. Interlude in Death by J.D. Robb
  40. Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice
  41. Tick Tock by James Patterson
  42. Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb
  43. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
  44. Reflected in You by Sylvia Day
  45. How Winning Works by Robyn Benincasa
  46. Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  47. Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
  48. It by Stephen King
  49. Bridget Jones’s Guide to Life by Helen Fielding
  50. Risky is the New SAfe by Randy Gage
  51. The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
  52. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen
  53. Tales of the Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  54. Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
  55. Against Medical Advice by James Patterson
  56. Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
  57. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  58. Odd is on Our Side by Dean Koontz
  59. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel Part 1
  60. A Brewing Storm by Richard Castle
  61. My Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount
  62. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  63. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

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2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge

Hosted By: Eclectic Bookshelf
January 1 – December 31, 2012

I like participating in this challenge to help support my local library. I really need to read the books on by shelves so I’m going to go for the level 1 – 12 books this year.

My List:

  1. Happiness Now by Robert Holden
  2. Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb
  3. Five Love Languages for Singles by Gary Chapman
  4. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  5. Bogus to Bubbly by Scott Westerfled
  6. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  7. War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  8. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
  9. Gonzo by Will Bingley
  10. Private #1 Suspect by James Patterson
  11. Elements of Fiction Writing by William Tappley
  12. To Heaven and Back by Mary Neal

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2012 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge

Hosted By: Reading With Tequila
January 1 – December 31, 2012

I’ve loved this challenge but I never seem to complete it. This past year I only read one book, but this year I’m going to go with level 1 (5 books) so hopefully I will have better luck this time.

Check out the challenge post for all the details.

My list to choose from:

  • The Book Thief
  • The Maze Runner – September 3, 2012
  • The Eyre Affair
  • On the Road
  • Bonk
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower – December 30, 2012
  • Practical Magic

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