Monday, January 25, 2010

100+ Reading Challenge



So I was looking at the Debut Author Challenge and realized that most of my titles I can't even get before late spring or summer because they aren't released yet. That won't do me any good.

I looked around for another challenge and one of my favs at Callapidder Days won't start until spring either.

Bummer.

But I persisted and found this one.



The goal is to read 100 or more books in 2010. Easy-peasy.

Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

And you can count re-reads and books you read for other challenges. Now that's my kind of reading challenge!

[LINKS GO TO MY REVIEWS]

JANUARY
  1. Once Bitten — Kalayna Price (3)
  2. Exposure — Brandilyn Collins (4)
  3. Dark Pursuit — Brandilyn Collins (3)
  4. Hush, Hush — Becca Fitzpatrick (3)
  5. Servant of a Dark God — John Brown (4.5)
  6. Sapphire Flute, The — Karen E. Hoover (3.5)

    FEBRUARY
  7. Devil's Food Cake — Josi S. Kilpack (4.5)
  8. Last Waltz, The — G.G. Vandagriff (4.5)
  9. Bright Blue Miracle — Becca Wilhite (4)
  10. Previously Engaged — Elodia Strain (3)
  11. My Fair Godmother — Janette Rallison (4)
  12. Tribunal — Sandra Grey (4)
  13. Alma — H.B. Moore (4)
  14. Chosen One, The — Carol Lynch Williams (4.5)
  15. Route, The — Gale Sears (4)
  16. No Going Back —Jonathan Langford (3.5)
  17. Fablehaven 4: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary —Brandon Mull (4)
  18. Courting Miss Lancaster —Sarah M. Eden (4.5)
  19. Counting the Cost — Liz Adair (4.5)
  20. Murder by the Book — Betsy Brannon Green (3.5)
  21. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet — Jamie Ford (4)
  22. In the Company of Angels by David Farland (3.5)
  23. Santa Maybe by Aubrey Mace (3.5)
  24. Undaunted, The by Gerald Lund (3.5)
  25. Gravity vs the Girl —Riley Noehren (4.5)

    MARCH
  26. Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows 1) — Kim Harrison (4)
  27. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — Seth Grahame-Smith (3.5)
  28. Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, 5) — Patricia Briggs (4)
  29. Fablehaven 5: Keys of the Demon Prison —Brandon Mull (4.5)
  30. Tombs of Terror —T Lynn Adams (4)
  31. The Dark Divine — Bree Despain (4.5)
  32. Wrong Number —Rachelle J Christensen (3.5)
  33. Dangerous Connections —Julie Coulter Bellon (3.5)
  34. My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, 1) — Rachel Vincent (4.5)
  35. My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, 2) — Rachel Vincent (4.5)

    APRIL
  36. Alcatraz vs the Knights of Crystallia —Brandon Sanderson (4.5)
  37. Farworld: Land Keep —J. Scott Savage (4)
  38. Impossible —Nancy Welin (4)
  39. Wicked Lovely —Melissa Marr (4)
  40. Women of the Book of Mormon — Heather B. Moore (4)
  41. Secret Sisters —Tristi Pinkston (4.5)
  42. The Thorn — Daron D. Fraley (3)
  43. Mr. Monster —Dan Wells (4.5)
  44. Fade Out (Morganville Vampires, 7) — Rachel Caine (4)
  45. Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires, 8) — Rachel Caine (4)

    MAY
  46. Grave Peril —Jim Butcher (3)
  47. Lightning Thief, The —Rick Riordan (4)
  48. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo —Stieg Larsson (2)
  49. The Good, The Bad and the Undead (The Hollows 2) — Kim Harrison (4)
  50. Every Which Way But Loose (The Hollows 3) — Kim Harrison (3.5)
  51. A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows 4) — Kim Harrison (3.5)
  52. 33 Habits of a Really Good Man — Yvonne Swinson (4.5)
  53. The Road Show — Braden Bell (4)

    JUNE
  54. Soul Identity —Dennis Batchelder (4)
  55. Soul Intent —Dennis Batchelder (4)
  56. For a Few Demons More (The Hollows 5) — Kim Harrison (3.5)
  57. The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows 6) — Kim Harrison (3.5)
  58. Marked (House of Night, 1) —PC & Kristen Cast (3.5)
  59. Grave Surprise — Charlaine Harris (4)
  60. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins (4.5)
  61. The Demon Lexicon — Sarah Rees Brennan (4)
  62. Life Expectancy —Dean Koontz (4)
  63. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake #1) —Laurell K Hamilton (3.5)
  64. Shudder — Jennie Hansen (3.5)
  65. Shadow and Smoke —Tanya Huff (2)
  66. Enchantment Emporium, The —Tanya Huff (3)
  67. Betrayed (House of Night, 2)—PC & Kristen Cast (3)
  68. A Time to Die — Jeffrey S. Savage (4)
  69. Princess of Glass — Jessica Day George (4)
  70. Band of Sisters — Annette Lyon (4)
  71. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner — Stephenie Meyer (3)

  72. JULY
  73. Pillage — Obert Skye (4)
  74. By the Light of the Moon — Dean Koontz (4)
  75. Icebound — Dean Koontz (3)
  76. Sole Survivor — Dean Koontz (4)
  77. The Fourth Nephite — Jeffrey S. Savage (4.5)
  78. Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson (5)
  79. Ill Wind (Weather Warden #1) — Rachel Caine (4)
  80. Heat Stroke (Weather Warden #2) — Rachel Caine (4)
  81. Chill Factor (Weather Warden #3) — Rachel Caine (3)
  82. Windfall (Weather Warden #4) — Rachel Caine (4)
  83. The Sharp Edge of a Knife — D.N. Giles

    AUGUST
  84. Shiver —Maggie Stiefvater (3)
  85. The Iron King – Julie Kagawa (3)
  86. Fallen — Lauren Kate (4)
  87. Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins (5)
  88. Mockingjay — Suzanne Collins (5)

    SEPTEMBER
  89. Cold as Ice — Stephanie Black (4)
  90. Key Lime Pie — Josi S. Kilpack (5)
  91. The Limit — Kristen Landon (4)
  92. In Their Footsteps — Tess Gerritsen (4)
  93. Thief of Hearts — Tess Gerritsen (4)
  94. Paranormalcy — Kiersten White (5)

    OCTOBER
  95. Summer in Paris —Michele Ashman Bell (3.5 adults/4 teen girls)
  96. Altared Plans — Rebecca Talley
  97. Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires #9) — Rachel Caine (4)
  98. Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly #2) — Charlaine Harris (4)
  99. An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly #3) — Charlaine Harris (3)
  100. Clockwork Angel — Cassandra Clare (4)

    NOVEMBER 
  101. The Quick and the Thread (Marcy Singer #1) — Amanda Lee (4)
  102. Dead Pan (Daphne Martin #2) — Gayle Trent (4)
  103. One Door Away from Heaven — Dean Koontz (4)
  104. Dragon Tears—Dean Koontz (3)
  105. Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye #1) — Victoria Laurie (3.5)
  106. Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye #2) — Victoria Laurie (3.5)
  107. A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye #3) — Victoria Laurie (3.5)
  108. Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery #1) — Lorena McCourtney (4)
  109. Pigs in Heaven —Barbara Kingsolver (4)
  110. Saving Fish from Drowning — Amy Tan (3)

    DECEMBER
  111. Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) —J.R. Rain (3)
  112. Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx #1) — Terry Garey (3)
  113. Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) —Amanda Hocking (3)
  114. In Plain Sight (Ivy Malone Mystery #2) — Lorena McCourtney (3.5)
  115. Deadly Sanctuary — Sylvia Nobel (3)
  116. Vampire Moon (Vampire for Hire #2) —J.R. Rain (1)
  117. Deeper Water — Robert Whitlow



    Sometimes I never get around to writing a full review. So, here's a quick rating system: 0 = HATED. Could not even finish it. (These books I don't bother to put on the list here.)
    1 = Didn't like. Cannot recommend to others.
    2 = Didn't like—but other people might.
    3 = Ambivalent. Liked some things about it; not others. Probably won't read again.
    4 = Liked. May read again sometime.
    5 = Loved! Own or want to own; will read again and again.

    3 comments:

    J. Kaye said...

    Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge of 2010. I’m so excited to get this new year underway. I think there are going to be lots of great books published this year.

    Have fun!

    Nichole Giles said...

    Cool! If we're counting books in 2010, I'm already like six or seven into it! Yahoo.

    I wonder if reading our own manuscripts count? I mean, you know, if we're looking over galleys or something? Probably should, huh?

    Nichole

    J. Kaye said...

    Nichole Giles, Nope, those don't count. The book has to have its own ISBN.