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Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Reading Challenges!

I was really thinking I wasn't going to participate in any reading challenges in 2011 since I was so bad at keeping up with challenges in 2010. But then I remember how much fun I actually had with my 2010 challenges :)

I'm going with estimates here since I was a real slacker BUT 2011 will be better - I swear ;)

2010 Debut Author Challenge
Hosted by: The Story Siren
Goal: as many as possible :)
END TOTAL:  33 Books!

Books Read:
1. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
2. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
3. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
4. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
5. The Line by Teri Hall
6. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
7. The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter
8. Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr
9. Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecourt White
10. Freaksville by Kitty Keswick
11. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
12. The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones
13. Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
14. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
15. The Krybosian Stairpath by S.R.R. Colvin
16. Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
17. The Reinvention of Edison Thomas by Jacqueline Houtman
18. The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
19. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
20. Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
21. Other by Karen Kincy
22. The Death (and Further Adventures) of Silas Winterbottom: The Body Thief by Stephen M. Giles
23. Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
24. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
25. Hush by Eishes Chayill
26. Fledgling: Jason Steed by mark A. Cooper
27. The Absolute Vaule of -1 by Steve Brezenoff
28. 13 to Life by Shannon Delany
29. The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos
30. Awakened by Ednah Walters
31. The Mark by Jen Nadol
32. Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
33. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Support Your Local Library Challenge
Hosted by: Home Girl's Book Blog
Goal: To check out 75 books from my local libraries
END TOTAL: about 35 books :(

Graphic Novels Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Graphic Novels Challenge
Goal: 10+ novels

Books Read:
01. Stitches by David Small
02. Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel by Jordan Mechner
03. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer
04. The Merchant of Venice: A Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds
05. Serenity Vol 1: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon and others
06. Serenity Vol 2: Better Days by Joss Whedon and others
07. The Drained Brains Caper by Trina Robbins
08. Return to Labyrinth Vol 1 by Jake T. Forbes
09. Return to Labyrinth Vol 2 by Jake T. Forbes
10. Return to Labyrinth Vol 3 by Jake T. Forbes
11. Return to Labyrinth Vol 4 by Jake T. Forbes
12. The Adventures of OOk and Gluk by Dave Pilkey and George Beard
13. The Good Neighbors by Holly Black
14. Twilight The Graphic Novel Vol 1 by Stephenie Meyer


  1. How fun! It looks like you did pretty well with your graphic novel and debut author challenges! Good luck next year!

  2. Looks like you read a lot of great books and graphic novels this year! I haven't read any of the graphic novels on your list but a lot of them sound interesting. I might have to check some of those out.

  3. What a great list. I have a lot in common.

  4. What a cool challenge! How did I not have any idea that Holly Black wrote graphic novels?

  5. I love the Debut Author challenge. It's such a good on to support. And, some of my favorite books of the year were read for this challenge. I can't wait for the 11ers to come out!

  6. That is quite a list! I don't see how you're going to top it in 2011, but I have faith that you will!

  7. You did pretty well on your challenges!

  8. Yay! Two out of Three completed! WOot woot! I think I only got about half of mine completed.

  9. Congrats! I was terrible at keeping track this year. Making me try to decide if I really want to join a lot this year.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  10. Kudos! I have decided to check out more books from the library this year (ahh, being poor!) and I need to read more graphic novels this year too. I always have such a hard time finding graphic novels though.

  11. Wow, you are a reading machine! And you still have time to eat and sleep? Wow, hats off to you!

  12. I tried one or two challenges this last year, but alas I didn't finish either one :(

  13. Going to go and check out the Support you local library challenge! I love my library and am there at least twice a week, lol. And congrats one completing 2 or the 3 challenges!


  14. Oooh, I liked that library challenge you particpated in. That sounds like a good idea. Too bad you didn't reach your goal, but you still did a good job at it! That's a lot more books than I checked out of the library in 2011.


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