Friday, December 11, 2009

100+ Reading Challenge for 2010

I can't believe that I actually have decided to join this challenge, but hey, what have I got to lose?  I don't think the challenge police are going to come and lock me up if I don't complete it.  J. Kaye's Book Blog is hosting this challenge and I thought it would be a great way to keep a running tally of the books that I read during the year. 

This is a pretty laid back challenge as you can include just about any book that you read from January 1 to December 31, 2010.  You can check out all of the rules yourself and sign up for the challenge here if you think this interests you. 

I will be sure to update this post as I make progress on this challenge. 

1. The Cost of Dreams by Gary Stelzer--Completed 1/10/2010
2. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman--Completed 1/16/2010
3. Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful by Bon Jovi--Completed 1/17/2010
4. Matrimony by Joshua Henkin--Completed 1/27/2010
5. The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley--Completed 2/5/2010
6. Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith--Completed 2/10/2010
7. Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin--Completed 2/22/2010
8. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks--Completed 2/28/2010
9. The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani--Completed 3/2/2010
10. The Circle of Friends Book V: Heather by L. Diane Wolfe--Completed 3/13/2010
11. The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris--Completed 3/14/2010
12. The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson--Completed 3/28/2010
13. The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini--Completed 3/31/2010
14. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner--Completed 4/13/2010
15. Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani--Completed 4/17/2010
16. Where Grace Abides by BJ Hoff--Completed 4/20/2010
17. Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge--Completed 4/27/2010
18. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova--Completed 5/17/2010
19. Black Hills by Dan Simmons--Completed 5/17/2010
20. The Age of Orphans by Laleh Khadivi--Completed 5/28/2010
21. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons--Completed 6/1/2010
22. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith--Completed 6/2/2010
23. The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen--Completed 6/13/2010
24. Cross Country by James Patterson--Completed 6/19/2010
25. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks--Completed 6/22/2010
26. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais--Completed 6/30/2010
27. Absolute Power by David Baldacci--Completed 7/20/2010
28. 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan--Completed 7/22/2010
29. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard--Completed 7/27/2010
30. Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch--Completed 8/9/2010
31. Home in Carolina by Sherryl Woods--Completed 8/30/2010
32. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker--Completed 9/1/2010
33. Finny by Justin Kramon--Completed 9/13/2010
34. The Passage by Justin Cronin--Completed 9/19/2010
35. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood--Completed 9/21/2010
36. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson--Completed 9/24/2010
37. Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi--Completed 10/5/2010
38. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich--Completed 10/9/2010
39. The Auschwitz Violin by Maria Angels Anglada--Completed 10/12/2010
40. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand--Completed 10/28/2010
41. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent--Completed 11/1/2010
42. How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway--Completed 11/8/2010
43. Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro--Completed 11/9/2010
44. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani--Completed 11/17/2010
45. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith--Completed 11/28/2010
46. The Whole Truth by David Baldacci--Completed 12/2/2010
47. Oogy by Larry Levin--Completed 12/9/2010
48. Drinking Closer to Home by Jessica Anya Blau--Completed 12/11/2010
49. The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund--Completed 12/26/2010 
50. The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw--Completed 12/27/2010 
51. Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah--Completed 12/28/2010

Good luck everyone!

10 comments:

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I joined too for the same reasons. Last year was my first year and I honestly didn't know how many I read in a year's time. But now I do. I'm on track to complete 110 by the end of the year. So, you can do it. I'm sure of it. Good luck.

Lezlie said...

You can do it!!

Lezlie

lilly said...

Lol! I hope there are not going to be any 'challenge police' locking anyone up! It is a laid back challenge and this year it motivated me to actually read 100 books which happened for the first time in my life ever. I am def. signing up for 2010.
Glad you're joining it too!

bermudaonion said...

Good luck!

RyGuy said...

Yikes, that is a lot of books! To anyone that can accomplish this task, kudos to them!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

You go girl! I tried the 2009 challenge and failed miserably! I made it almost half-way! I don't think I'll try again - I fail at too many things as there is! Good luck!

Dar said...

I'd be in big trouble if the challenge police came looking for those not finishing challenges. lol. Good luck Jo-Jo. I joined this one too.

J. Kaye said...

Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge. I am so glad you have decided to join us in the fun. 2010 is going to be a great year in reading. I can just feel it!

Toni said...

Good luck on this one. If I get my life in order, I say I must do this one next year. My hat is off to you.

Ti said...

I am doing this one again. There is absolutely nothing to lose. If you don't make the 100 then at least you'll have a nice list of books read.