2011

Total Pages: 8086
Total Hours: 300.5
1. Marked by PC and Kristin Cast, 9.5 hours
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, 12 hours
3. Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd, 363 pages
4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, 15.5 hours
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 180 pages
6. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, 17 hours
7. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott, 10 hours
8. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns, 13 hours
9. The Eternal Kiss by Tricia Telep, 12.25 hours
10. The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, 6.5 hours
11. Candide by Voltaire, 176 pages
12. Chosen by  PC and Kristin Cast, 8.25 hours
13. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich, 7 hours
14. The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead, 343 pages
15. Avalon High by Meg Cabot, 7 hours
16. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Wiggin, 8 hours
17. Untamed by PC and Kristen Cast, 11 hours
18. Among Others by Jo Walton, 304 pages
19. Hunted by PC and Kristen Cast, 11 hours
20. The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig, 416 pages
21. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, 199 pages
22. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, 277 pages
23. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, 232 pages
24. Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind, 820 pages
25.  Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, 9 hours
26. Anansi Boys: A Novel by Neil Gaiman, 10 hours
27. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, 229 pages
28. The Three Weissmanns of Westport: A Novel by Cathleen Schine, 231 pages
29. Flight Volume Six, 281 pages
30. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, 560 pages
31. Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper, 9.5 hours
32. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, 424 pages
33. Tempted by PC and Kristen Cast, 9 hours
34. Fallen by Lauren Kate, 11 hours
35. First they Killed my Father by Loung Ung, 239 pages
36. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson, 422 pages
37. Jericho: Season 3–Civil War by Shotz, Levine, Federman, Burns, 150 pages
38. Savvy by Ingrid Law, 342 pages
39. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, 12 hours
40. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen, 7.5 hours
41. The Maze Runner by James Dashner, 11 hours
42. Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich, 6.5 hours
43. Burned by PC and Kristen Cast, 13 hours
44. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, 576 pages
45. Juliet by Anne Fortier, 20 hours
46. Ivy and Intrigue: A Very Selwick Christmas by Lauren Willig, 112 pages
47. Dragon’s Oath by PC and Kristin Cast, 3.5 hours
48. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, 9 hours
49. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick, 9.5 hours
50. Delirium by Lauren Oliver, 12 hours
51. Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, 544 pages
52. Jane Austen Made Me Do it by Laurel Ann Nattress, 464 pages
53. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (trans. by Natasha Randall), 203 pages

Last year was my first foray into the world of Reading Challenges.  Although I really only accomplished a couple, I did more reading than I have in many years, so I’m quite pleased with my progress.  This year, I’ve joined a couple more challenges, but there’s still lots of overlap, so I have great hopes for my reading in 2011.  Happy Reading!

TwentyEleven Challenge–This year, I need to read 20 books from 11 categories (at least 1 from each category and 2 from some to make 20). COMPLETE :-)

  1. To YA or not YA…–COMPLETE
    1. Clockwork Angel by Clare, 2. Among Others by Walton
  2. …With a Twist–Graphic Novels–COMPLETE
    1. Flight Volume 6, 2. Jericho: Season 3
  3. Hot off the Press–COMPLETE
    1. The Orchid Affair by Willig, 2. City of Fallen Angels by Clare
  4. It Wasn’t Me! (aka Bad Bloggers*)–COMPLETE
    1. Hush, Hush by Fitzpatrick, 2. Juliet by Fortier
  5. Show it Who is Boss!–COMPLETE
    1. Northanger Abbey by Austen, 2. Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver
  6. Bablefish.
    1. We by Zamyatin
  7. Will-Power? What Will-Power? COMPLETE
    1. Ivy and Intrigue: a Very Selwick Christmas by Willig, 2. Jane Austen Made me do it by Nattress
  8. Mind the Gap–COMPLETE
    1. Mockingjay by Collins, 2. Son of Neptune by Riordan (this isn’t the last in the series, but it’s the latest released)
  9. Back in the Day.
    1. The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
  10. Way Back When.–COMPLETE
    1. Candide by Voltaire, 2. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Wiggin
  11. Slim-Pickings–COMPLETE
    1. Wind in the Willows by Grahame, 2. Dragon’s Oath by Cast

What’s in a Name 4 ChallengeCOMPLETE :-)

  1. A book with a number in the title–I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title–The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Scott ( decided this works because an alchemyst makes gold and gems) :-)
  3. A book with a size in the title–Maximum Ride by Patterson
  4. A book with travel or movement in the title– The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead
  5. A book with evil in the title–Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd
  6. A book with a life stage in the title–First they Killed my Father by Ung

Gilmore Girls Challenge–For this, I need to read 10 books in 3 different categories from the books mentioned or seen on the show compiled on this list.

Update–I didn’t reach the Rory level, but I did reach Loreli as I can sub up to two movies.

Young Adult–1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, 2. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Wiggin

Classics–1. Candide by Voltaire, 2. Northanger Abbey by Austen, 3. Jane Eyre (2011 movie)

Modern Classics–1. The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald

TBR 2011 Challenge–This is the challenge that I totally failed last year.  Some of the books I carried over and some I moved up from the alternates and some are new.  Let’s try this one more time.

1. Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner
2. Traveling Mercies by Lamott
3. Life of the Beloved by Henri JM Nouwen
x4. The Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver
5. Avalon by Lawhead
6. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Dillard
x7. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
x8. Candide by Voltaire
9. The Last of the Mohicans by Cooper
10. Omnibus by Roald Dahl
11. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Lewycka
12. Everything Bad is Good for you by Johnson

Alternates:
1. My Name is Asher Lev by Potok
x 2. The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
x3. We by Zamyatin
4. Birdsong by Faulks
5. Lasso the Wind by Egan
6. The Archivist by Cooley
7. The Historian by Kostova
8. Tarzan of the Apes by Burroughs
9. Fast Food Nation by Eric Scholsser
10. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Nafisi
11. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
12. Dancing Girls and other stories by Margaret Atwood

Mixology–Last year, I planned poorly for this challenge, not really considering the types of books I’d be reading for my other challenges, so this year, I’m not separating my other challenges in this list.  These are my overall goals, so all of my challenges will be worked into each of the larger categories rather than be separate.

1. Nonfiction: 10 books–1. A Long Way Gone by Beah, 2. First they Killed my Father by Ung,
2. Short Stories:5 books–1. The Eternal Kiss by Telep, 2. Flight Volume 6, 3.  Jane Austen Made me do it by Nattress
COMPLETE 3. New in 2011(books published or new to me authors): 10 books–1. The Orchid Affair by Willig, 2. Wizard’s First Rule by Goodkind, 3. Hush, Hush by Fitzpatrick, 4. The Three Weissmanns of Westport: A Novel by Schine, 5. City of Fallen Angels by Clare, 6. Romiette and Julio by Draper, 7. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by Patterson, 8. Fallen by Kate, 9. Dead Reckoning by Harris, 10. The Maze Runner by Dashner
COMPLETE 4. YA Fiction:10 books–1. Mockingjay by Collins, 2. Clockwork Angel by Clare, 3. The Perks of being a Wallflower by Chbosky, 4. I am Number Four by Lore, 5. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Scott, 6. Chosen by Cast, 7. Avalon High by Cabot, 8. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Wiggin, 9. Untamed by Cast, 10. Hunted by Cast
COMPLETE 5. Adult Fiction: 10 books–1. Murder at Mansfield Park by Shepherd, 2. Cold Sassy Tree by Burns, 3. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich, 4. Skin Map by Lawhead, 5. Among Others by Walton, 6. Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver, 7. The Mountain Between Us by Martin, 8. Smokin’ Seventeen by Evanovich, 9. Ivy and Intrigue: A Very Selwick Christmas by Willig, 10. Juliet by Fortier
6. Classics: 10 books–1. The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, 2. Candide by Voltaire, 3. Wind in the Willows by Grahame, 4. A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, 5. Northanger Abbey by Austen
7. Random (this will allow me to read more in whatever categories I’m in the mood for):20 books–1. Anansi Boys: A Novel by Gaiman, 2. Jericho, 3. Tempted by Cast, 4. Savvy by Law, 5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness, 6. Burned by Cast, 7. The Lost Hero by Riordan, 8. Dragon’s Oath by Cast, 9. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, 10. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick, 11. Delirium by Lauren Oliver, 12. Son of Neptune by Riordan

Outdo Yourself 2011–I just need to read 75 books which is more than I read in 2010.

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