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Friday, December 31, 2010

Challenge Round Up!

Here is were I will update my 2011 reading challenges throughout the year
Last updated: 6.1.11

Debut Authors Reading Challenge
Hosted by The Story Siren
Goal: 40 books
Progress: 18/40
Books Read:
01. Human .4 by Mike A. Lancaster
02. XVI by Julia Karr
03. The Water Wars by Camerson Stracher
04. Clarity by Kim Harrington
05. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
06. The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
07. Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
08. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
09. OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
10. Divergent by Veronica Roth
11. Wildefire by Karsten Knight
12. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
13. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
13. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
14. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
15. Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut
16. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
17. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
18. Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars by Nick James
19. Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
20. Fury by Elizabeth Miles
21. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
22. Flyaway by Helen Landalf
23. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
24. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
25. Enclave by Ann Aguirre


Audio Book Challenge
Hosted by Teresa's Reading Corner
Goal: 20 books
Progress: 7/20
Books Listened to:
01. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
02. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillio
03. The Ask the The Answer by Patrick Ness
04. The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
05. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
06. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
07. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
08. The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge


100 Books In A Year
Hosted by Book Chick City
Goal: 200 books
Progress: 85/200
Books Read


Mystery + Suspense Challenge
Hosted by Book Chick City
Goal: 20 books
Progress: 0/20
Books Read:


  1. I, too, am participating in the Debut Author Challenge...40 books, though! That's a lot. I probably will read 25 or so. Maybe 40. Judging by this year, though, it's sure to be less.

    I am not so much of a reader of suspense and mysteries...It's just not my favorite genre.

    I have also signed up for a Dystopian Challenge. I don't know if you're intersted in that one, but I see that you're reading The Ask and the Answer. I love that series!

  2. Go you aiming for 200 books! :)

  3. I love reading challenges! I am trying not to join any more, because I'm already in like 6, but I like some of the ones you have listed, so maybe I will... :)

  4. I'm doing quite a few reading challenges as well! I wish you luck in yours!

  5. I haven't joined any challenges, but may join one or two. I'm thinking about the 90's YA challenge.

  6. Nice billing! I will have to check these out! :)

  7. 200 books in a year?!? How fast can you read? That's amazing.

  8. Are all these challenges separate or can you use some for more than one? That's a lot of books!

  9. That's a lot of challenges (and books)! Good luck with all of them :)

  10. Good luck! That's a challenge.

  11. Wow, 200 books! I read pretty fast when I'm really into the book, but not that fast. Doing any challenge would be hard for me since I don't usually stick to any one genre.

  12. Good Luck! Looking forward to seeing how you do and what books you choose.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  13. So many challenges, so little time!

  14. So far, the only challenge I'm doing is the Debut Author Challenge. I'm looking into the other ones right now.


  15. Not bad! I think this is a good load of challenges. I think you'll be able to accomplish them all. Still, good luck!


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