Monday, January 3, 2011

Final Results for the 100+ Reading Challenge 2010

I was very excited to join this challenge that was hosted by  J. Kaye's Book Blog in 2010.  You may recall that I really didn't intend to read 100 books, but I just wanted to have a complete list of books that I read during the year.  So I only read a total of 51 books throughout the year and I know for many of you that is small bananas, but that is pretty darn good for me!  I'm hoping to read more than that in 2011.

Here is the complete list of books that I read during 2010 and you should be able to click on the title if I have posted my review:

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 

My favorite books out of this list are the following:
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Finny by Justin Kramon

My favorite audiobooks included:
Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
Absolute Power by David Baldacci

A couple of special interest books that I enjoyed were:
Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful
Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin

And then last but not least is the Christmas book that I just completed:
Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

So I think that was a pretty good reading year for me and here's to surpassing 51 books read for 2011!


Jess said...

Glad to hear that you enjoyed Finny. My book club is reading it soon.

bermudaonion said...

That's almost a book a week, which is pretty darn good, if you ask me.

Veens said...

51 books is awesome. I am aiming for 50 books this year too :) And I did only 30 something, so this a darn huge number for me :)

You did great!

Beth Hoffman said...

That's a LOT of books! I'm tickled that CeeCee is on your list; thanks so much for reading my novel.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

The Bumbles said...

Wow - that is a lot of books to me! I am still hoping one day to get through 30. It isn't the quantity but the quality that I try to focus on. Here's to another year of quality reading!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You did great! Nice job!

Jenny Girl said...

Great job jo-jo! Here's to an even better 2011 :)