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2009 Books Challenges


Challenges


(Note: Post rotates to first of every month)

Hosted by Callapidder Day's
September 22nd through December 20, 2009
Link to book reviews



  1. Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (banned book week)
  2. Vanished - Joseph Finder (Take a Chance Challenge) (400)
  3. The Arc, The Reed and The Firecloud - Jenny Cote (Random Reading Challenge)(464)
  4. The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny (review book) (384)
  5. The Red Siren - M.L. Tyndale (288)
  6. Kill Her Again - Robert Gregory Browne (320)
  7. Nightwatch - Sergie Lukyanenko (464)
  8. The Wyndham Case - Jill Paton Walsh (223)
  9. Silent Thunder - Iris Johansen (384)
  10. A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin (674)


Hosted by Jenners
June - November 30, 2009
Done
  1. Random Book Selection: Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper
  2. Random Word: Lady Liberty by Vicki Hinze
  3. Birth Year Book: 1959 Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell (shelved)
  4. Judge a Book By Its Cover: Vanished by Joseph Finder
  5. Phoning An Author: The Venetian Affair - Helen MacInnes (shelved)
  6. Public Spying:
  7. Random Bestseller: 1976 - Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
  8. Lit Riff
  9. Poetic Review
  10. Movie/Book Comparison: Inkheart

Really Old Classics Challenge
hosted by Rebecca and Heather
Goal to read really old works per 1600 AD
November 2009 to February 2010

1. Confessions of St Augustine
2. Bonus book - to be determined.



Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge
Hosted by BethF of Beth Fish Reads
July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010

  1. Dead Until Dark
  2. Living Dead in Dallas
  3. Club Dead
  4. Dead to the World
  5. Dead as a Doornail
  6. Definitely Dead
  7. All Together Dead
  8. From Dead to Worse
  9. Dead and Gone





Lisa Jackson Reading Challenge
Hosted by J.Kaye Book Blog
August 2009 through December 2010

  1. Hot Blooded
  2. Cold Blooded
  3. The Night Before
  4. Shiver
  5. Lost Souls
  6. Wicked Games

Challenged by Heather J.
Challenge Blog
To be completed by 4/10/10

  1. Watch The Princess Bride
  2. Watch Willow
  3. Watch The Last Unicorn
  4. Watch Labyrinth
  5. Watch at least 3 episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess
  6. Read Dune by Frank Herbert
  7. Read The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  8. Read The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  9. Read Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
  10. Do a video blog about at least one of these items

Hugo Award Reading Challenge
Hosted by Me

  1. 1953 The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (have)
  2. 1954 Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  3. 1955 They'd Rather be Eight - Mark Clifton
  4. 1956 Double Star - Robert Heinlein
  5. 1957 none
  6. 1958 The Big Time - Fritz Leiber
  7. 1959 A Case of Conscience - James Blish
  8. 1960 Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein
  9. 1961 A Canticle for Leibwitz - Walter Miller
  10. 1962 Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
  11. 1963 The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
  12. 1964 Here Gather the Stars - Clifford D. Simak
  13. 1965 The Wanderer - Fritz Leiber
  14. 1966 Dune - Frank Herbert
  15. 1967 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
  16. 1968 Lord of Light - Roger Zelany
  17. 1969 Stand on Zanzibar - John Brunner


Perpetual Challenges

Agatha Christie Reading Perpetual Challenge
Hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise
Dropping out as of 2010
  1. Spider's Web
  2. Hercules Poirot Christmas
  3. Mysterious Affair at Styles
  4. 4.50 from Paddington
  5. The ABC Murders
  6. And then there were none


  1. His Excellency George Washington by Joseph Ellis
  2. John Adams by David McCullough














Winter Reading Challenge

Hosted by Me!


  1. The Unseen by T.L. Hines (finished 2008)
  2. Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb (# 1)
  3. Wicked by Gregory Maguire (# 2) (#1 52 books)
  4. If There Be Dragons by Kay Hooper (# 3)(#2 52 books)
  5. Love by Design (2 classic novels) by Nora Roberts (#4)
  6. Fire Dancer by Colleen Coble (# 5) (Also Christian Readers)
  7. Five in a Row by Jane Coffey (Romance Challenge) (# 6)
  8. Bad Faith by Aimee Thurlo (# 7)
  9. Unspeakable by Sandra Brown (# 8)(# 3 52 books)
  10. Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble (#9) (Christian Readers)
  11. To Catch a Thief by Christina Sky (# 10)
  12. Black Sands by Colleen Coble (# 11) (Christian Readers)
  13. Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods (# 12)
  14. Split Second by David Baldacci (# 13(#4 52 books)
  15. Kiss - Ted Dekker (1/06/09) (#14)(Pub Challenge)
  16. Spider's Web by Agatha Christie (# 15)
  17. Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur (#16)
  18. Prey for a Miracle by Aimee Thurlo (# 17)(#5 52 books)
  19. The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen (#18)
  20. The Wild Sight by Loucinda McGary (#19)
  21. Dance with the Dragon by David Hagberg (# 20)
  22. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (#21)
  23. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (#23)
  24. Hercules Poirot Christmas by Agatha Christi (#24)(#6 52 Books)
  25. A Ghost in the Machine by Caroline Graham (# 25)



Christian Readers Challenge – 2009


  1. Fire Dancer by Colleen Coble
  2. Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble
  3. Black Sands by Colleen Coble
  4. The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
  5. Line of Duty by Teri Blackstock
  6. Coral Moon by Brandilyn Collins
  7. Dangerous Depths by Colleen Coble
  8. Fireproof by Eric Wilson
  9. Hadassah by Tommy Tenney



Series to Finish Challenge 2009
(all books apply to Romance Challenge as well)
Hosted by Kathrin at Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic
  1. Killing Fear (1) Allison Brennan
  2. Playing Dead (3) Allison Brennan
  3. Blood Bound (2) Patricia Briggs
  4. Iron Kissed (3) Patricia Briggs
  5. Take No Prisoners (2) Cindy Gerard
  6. Whisper No Lies (3) Cindy Gerard
  7. For Her Eyes Only (3) Cait London
  8. Edge of Midnight (4) Shanna McKenna
  9. Thread of Fear - Laura Griffin (3)


Once Upon A Time III
Hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings

  1. Eon: Dragon Eye Reborn - Allison Goodman
  2. House of Dark Shadows - Robert Liparulo
  3. Full Moon Rising (Riley Jensen, Guardian 1) - Keri Arthur
  4. Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  5. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
  6. On a Pale Horse - Piers Anthony
  7. The Alchemist: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - Michael Scott
  8. The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan ( also src)
  9. The Mystery of Grace - Charles De Lint
Spring Reading Thing 2009
Hosted by Katrina at Callipidder Day's
Theme: First time author reads.
  1. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
  2. 1st to Die – James Patterson
  3. 14 - J.T. Ellison
  4. A World I Never Made - James LePore
  5. French Bred - Frederic Guarino
  6. Homicide in Hard Cover - Kate Carlisle
  7. House of Dark Shadows – Robert Liparulo
  8. Inside Out - John Ramsey Miller
  9. Long Lost - Harlan Coben
  10. Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stuart (didn't finish - meh!)
  11. Re-Deal: A Time Travel Thriller - Richard Turner
  12. Safe Haven - Hannah Alexander
  13. Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader- Joe Hilley
  14. Stone's Fall - Iain Pears
  15. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure - Alice Kimberely
  16. The Lightning Thief - Riordan
  17. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  18. The Link - B. Sandy (shelved)
  19. The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane -Katherine Howe
  20. The Soul Collectors - Charles Quince
  21. The Titian Committee - Iain Pears
  22. Too Hot To Handle - Robin Kaye
  23. Virgin River - Robyn Carr

Dewey's Books Reading Challenge

Hosted by Robin at A Fondness for Reading
and Chris at Stuff as Dreams are Made On
  1. Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
  2. The Uncommon Reader (also part of casual challenge)
  3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  5. House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton


Random Reading Challenge
Hosted by Caribousmom
August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010
Level III - 12 books randomly picked from TBR list and read randomly
Link to reviews

  1. The Blackening Song - Aimee and David Thurlo
  2. Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  3. Side by Side - John Ramsey Miller
  4. R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton
  5. Charmed and Dangerous - Toni McGee Causey
  6. The Magician - Michael Scott
  7. The Angel - Carla Neggers
  8. The Arc, The Reed, and the Fire Cloud - Jenny Cote
  9. The Red Siren - M.L. Tyndale
  10. The Associate - John Grisham
  11. The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
  12. Sizzle and Burn - Jayne Ann Krenze


Comments

  1. You know... I thought my challenge round-ups were scary... But yours beats that easily!

    I hope you're enjoying the challenges, though! ^-^

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