Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Goodreads Reading Challenge

So the last couple of years I signed up for the 100+ Reading Challenge and failed miserably.  But I signed up mostly just to keep a list of the books that I have read throughout the year.  This year I noticed that the challenge that is out there does not allow you to use audiobooks, and since that makes up at least a dozen of the books that I read (or listen to in this case), I decided to forego the 100+ Challenge.  I found this challenge on Goodreads that allows you to set your own number (now that is more up my alley).  I am challenging myself to 70 books this year, which is probably unrealistic since I didn't even hit 50 last year, but that's ok!  I will list the books on this post as I read or listen to them for this challenge:

1. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings--Completed 1/26/12
2. Night Road by Kristin Hannah--Completed 1/31/12
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern--Completed 2/5/12
4. Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons--Completed 2/11/12
5. Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos--Completed 2/27/12
6. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith--Completed 3/4/12
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins--Completed 3/8/12
8. Clair de Lune by Jaretta Carleton--Completed 3/21/12
9. Come a Little Closer by Dorothy Garlock--Completed 4/2/12
10. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran--Completed 4/2/12
11. Cross Currents by John Shors--Completed 4/16/12
12. The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay--Completed 4/17/12
13. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne--Completed 5/1/12
14. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins--Completed 5/11/12
15. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett--Completed 5/15/12
16. Come Home by Lisa Scottoline--Completed 5/24/12
17. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin--Completed 5/28/12
18. The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker--Completed 6/6/12
19. An American Family by Peter Lefcourt--Completed 6/29/12
20. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel--Completed 7/6/12
21. The World Without You by Joshua Henkin--Completed 7/22/12
22. The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar--Completed 8/4/12
23. More Than You Know by Penny Vincenzi--Completed 8/18/12
24. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese--Completed 9/5/12
25. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Phillipa Gregory--Completed 9/11/12
26. Surviving Hitler by Andrea Warren--Completed 9/13/12
27. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenaugh--Completed 9/23/12
28. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire--Completed 9/26/12
29. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls--Completed 9/30/12
30. Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci--Completed 10/13/12
31. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova--Completed 10/19/12
32. A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama--Completed 10/24/12
33. Summer Island by Kristin Hannah--Completed 10/26/12
34. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger--Completed 11/06/12
35. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins--Completed 11/12/12
36. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe--Completed 11/27/12
37. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore--Completed 12/4/12
38. The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey--Completed 12/16/12
39. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson--Completed 12/23/12


bermudaonion said...

Good luck to you!

Serena said...

I had no idea there was another version of this challenge. I never signed up to the 100 reading challenge, but I always set my own goal for this funny

I wish you luck

Marce said...

Enjoy JoJo, how do I find you on Goodreads?

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I failed miserably too on the 100+ but I also failed at my Goodreads challenge. I've been doing more audio and I'm counting that!!! I'm not giving myself a goal this year.
Good luck!

Angie Vik said...

You're off to a good start. It's funny, I don't try to encourage myself to read more. I try to make myself read less. I don't have much self control when it comes to reading. Hope you're able to make your goal this year.

Yes, I'd like to go with you to Washburn tomorrow night. If you get this will you please call me.