2010

2010 Reading

Totals: 12365 pages,  323.5 hours
1. Wake by Lisa McMann, 210 pages
2. Fade by Lisa McMAnn, 248 pages
3. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, 8 hours
4. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, 7 hours
5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, 7.5 hours
6. Redwall by Brian Jacques, 11 hours
7. The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig, 416
pages
8. Gone by Lisa McMann, 214 pages
9. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, 10 hours
10. The Titan’s Curse, by Rick Riordan, 9 hours
11. Vanity and Vexation by Kate Fenton, 277 pages
12. The Help by Kathryn Stockett, 451 pages
13. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, 6 hours
14. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen, 8 hours
15. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard, 238 pages
16. Book of a Thousand Days by Sahnnon Hale, 6.5 hours
17. Murder at Longbourn by Tracy Kiely, 308 pages
18. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford, 299 pages
19. Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger, 357 pages
20. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen, 8 hours
21. Fire Watch by Connie Willis, 271 pages
22. Enna Burning by Shannon Hale, 8.5 hours
23. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, 292 pages
24. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris, 291 pages
25. Peony in Love by Lisa See, 13 hours
26. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris, 292 pages
27. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, 7 hours
28. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris, 291 pages
29. School of Essential Ingredients by  Erica Bauermeister, 6 hours
30. Changeless by Gail Carriger, 388 pages
31. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, 361 pages
32. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan, 381 pages
33. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris, 295 pages
34. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris, 324 pages
35. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, 18 hours
36. NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, 263 pages
37. The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements by Christine Valters Paintner, 142 pages
38. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake, 370 pages
39. The Man who Loved Pride and Prejudice by Abigail Reynolds, 448 pages
40. Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake, 356 pages
41. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 32.5 hours
42. A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 247 pages
43. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon, 538 pages
44. The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James, 9.5 hours
45. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 412 pages
46. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris, 10 hours
47. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, 105 pages
48. Dawnbreaker by Jocelynn Drake, 372 pages
49. 21st Century Skills by Trilling and Fadel, 177 pages
50. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth  Gilbert, 12.5 hours
51. Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston, 298 pages
52. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, 6.25 hours
53. Jane Austen Ruined my Life by Beth Pattillo, 272 pages
54. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris, 10.25 hours
55. Playing Beyond the Scoreboard by Craig Hillier, 190 pages
56. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, 123 pages and 9 hours
57. Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris, 3.5 hours
58. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris, 9 hours
59. The Girl who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen, 7 hours
60. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 202 pages
61. The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldman, 8 hours
62. Dracula by Bram Stoker, 326 pages
63. The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katharine McMahon, 12 hours
64. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller, 227 pages
65. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, 21 hours
66. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, 11 hours
67. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, 11.5 hours
68. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris, 10 hours
69. The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas by Lauren Willig, 352 pages
70. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich, 7 hours
71. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 251 pages
72. Vacations from Hell by Bray, Clare, Gray, Johnson, Mlynowski, 280 pages
73. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, 235 pages
74. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell, 202 pages

So, I’ve been marginally a part of this whole world of book blogging for a few years now.  In that time, I’ve done a bit of blogging, participated in some give aways, and read some great books at the recommendation of others.  However, I’ve never participated in any of the plethora of Reading Challenges presented in cyberspace.  This year I’ve decided to join a few challenges to help me, hopefully, have a more productive and enjoyable reading year.

To Be Read 2010

1. Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner
x2. Dracula by Stoker
3. Avalon by Lawhead
x4. Mansfield Park by Austen
x5. The Secret Garden by Burnett
6. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Dillard
7. The Magicians and Mrs. Quent
8. The Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver
9. The Last of the Mohicans by Cooper
10. Traveling Mercies by Lamott
11. Three Cups of Tea by Mortenson and Relin
12. Dynamo by Dougan

Alternates:
1. My Name is Asher Lev by Potok
2. Ender in Exile by Card
3. We by Zamyatin
4. Birdsong by Faulks
5. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Lewycka
6. The Archivist by Cooley
7. The Historian by Kostova
8. Princes of Ireland by Rutherfurd
9. Northanger Abbey by Austen
10. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Nafisi
11. The Big Burn by Egan
12. Everything Bad is Good for you by Johnson

2010 Challenge–COMPLETE

  1. Young Adult–COMPLETE
    1. Wake by Lisa McMan 2. Fade by Lisa McMann
  2. T.B.R. ** COMPLETE
    1. Dracula by Bram Stoker, 2. The Secret Garden by Burnett
  3. Shiny & New–COMPLETE
    1. 21st Century Skills by Trilling and Fadel, 2.NurtureShock by Bronson and Merryman
  4. Bad Blogger’s ***–COMPLETE
    1. Vanity and Vexation by Kate Fenton, 2. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
  5. Charity–COMPLETE
    1. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Smith
  6. New in 2010–COMPLETE
    1. The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig, 2. Gone by Lisa McMann
  7. Older Than You–COMPLETE
    1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  8. Win! Win! –COMPLETE
    1. Fire Watch by Connie Willis, 2. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. Who Are You Again?–COMPLETE
    1. The Help by Katheryn Stockett 2. Murder at Longbourn by Tracy Kiely
  10. Up to You! My category will be Nonfiction. –COMPLETE
    1. The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements by Paintner, 2. A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

2010 Mixology

57 books total
Categories:
1. YA Fiction: 10 books–COMPLETE
1. Wake by Lisa McMann, 2. Fade by Lisa McMann, 3.Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, 4.The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, 5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, 6. Redwall by Brian Jacques,7. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, 8. The Titan’s Curse, by Rick Riordan, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, 10. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale


2. TBR: 12 books
1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 2. Dracula by Bram Stoker, 3. The Secret Garden by Burnett

3. Short Story Collections: 3 books–COMPLETE
1. Fire Watch by Connie Willis, 2. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, 3. Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

4. Nonfiction: 10 books
1. Nurture Shock by Bronson and Merryman, 2. The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements by Paintner, 3. A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink, 4. 21st Century Skills by Trilling and Fadel, 5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth  Gilbert, 6. Playing Beyond the Scoreboard by Craig Hillier, 7. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller, 8. Developing the Leader Within You by Maxwell

5. New in 2010 (books published or new to me authors): 10 books–COMPLETE
1. The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig, 2. Gone by Lisa McMann, 3. Vanity and Vexation by Kate Fenton, 4. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen, 5. Prada And Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard 6. Murder at Longbourn by Tracy Kiely, 7. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, 8. School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, 9. Changeless by Gail Carriger, 10. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake

6. Fantasy: 6 books–COMPLETE
1. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford, 2. Soulless by Gail Carriger, 3. Enna Burning by Shannon Hale, 4. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris, 5. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris, 6. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

7. Historical Fiction: 6 books
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett, 2. Peony in Love by Lisa See, 3. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, 4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 5. The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

Once Upon a Time–COMPLETE

I found one more challenge that looks interesting to me, so I decided to join it as well.  I’ve decided on the second level which is to read five fantasy, folk, fairy tale, and/or myth by June 20.  I’ve read a bunch already this year, but I’m excited to read more.

1. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
2. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
3. Soulless by Gail Carriger
4. Enna Burning by Shanon Hale
5. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Show Me Five Saturday
Weekly Geeks

I’d also like to set a goal of posting something at least once a week using either of the above two memes.  Since I have now posted twice in the last year, this seems like a really good goal. :-)


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