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Friday, January 2, 2009


So I have Jolly Ranchers and Doritos and some free time on my hands, so I thought I'd post about the reading challenges I'm going to do this year. I found them all here. Very cool blog, indeed.

I need a link, so I'm going to post this and then edit it. Back in a moment.

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2009

This looks so fun. And I like the buttons. :D

  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  2. Rebel Angels -//-
  3. The Sweet Far Thing -//-
No I haven't read these. But I'm going to!

Chick Lit Challenge

Someone once told me I never read Chick Lit, so I thought I'd try this one. Adorable button, too.

I need ten books here. Have no clue what they're going to be! Wish me luck!
  1. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  2. On the Bright Side, I am Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God -//- (UK - It's Okay, I'm Wearing really big knickers)
  3. Knocked Out of My Nunga-Nungas -//-
  4. Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants -//-
  5. ...And That's When it Fell Off in My Hand (US - Away Laughing on a Fast Camel - not sure which I can get, 'cause of the whole Canada thing.) -//-
  6. Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers -//-
  7. Startled by His Furry Shorts -//-
  8. Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing -//-
  9. Stop in the Name of Pants! -//-
  10. The Luxe by Anna Godberson
Read Your Name Challenge

Does this not sound fun?? I think I'll read "Laina".

  1. L: Little, Little by M. E. Kerr
  2. A: Audrey, Wait! Robin
  3. I: Irreversible by Liz Maverick
  4. N: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohen and David Levathin
  5. A: Airhead by Meg Cabot
My Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge 2009

I couldn't resist that one. With a title like that, how could I not do it?

My list:
  1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer (I don't usually read science fiction, and anything by her non-Twilight related is slightly scary to me.)
  2. Moonheart by Charles de Lint (Just not my usual type of book)
  3. Dracula by Bram Stoker (I tried to read this once, and never finished it.)
  4. Eldest by Christopher Paolini (I read Eragon a couple years ago and never got around to reading this one.)
  5. Girl in the Attic by Valerie Mendes (This one has just been on my list for the longest time. For some reason I've put off reading it, but no more!!)
  6. Lyra's Oxford by Phillip Pullman (I loved His Dark Material, so this one is a nervous read for me.)
  7. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (I've wanted to read this one for a while, but I've been a little nervous about ordering it from my library, just because of the title... they give me weird looks sometimes. Also, it's a challenged book in 2008, a theme I'm going for here.)
  8. Sandpiper by Ellen Wittlinger (A challenged book.)
  9. Prep by Curtis Sittenfield (A challenged book.)
  10. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (A challenged book.)
  11. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (or maybe Pride and Predjudice, depending on which is better. Dangerous because of what a classic it is.)
  12. Flowers for Algernon by David Keyes (A classic, I've heard, and what I've read about it made me a little nervous about it, so here it is.)
100+ Reading Challenge

My reading has slowed down since I got my computer, but I'm hoping this'll help with that. Besides, it's just fun.

  1. Rowan of Woods by Christine Rose & Ethan Rose (YA)
  2. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (A)
  3. Dawn’s Awakening by Lora Leigh (A)
  4. Twisted Creek by Jodi Thompson (A)
  5. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (A)
  6. The Bride of Time by Dawn Thompson (A)
  7. The Healer by Sharon Sala (A)
  8. Mum’s the Word by Kate Collins (A)
  9. Slay it with Flowers -//- (A)
  10. Dearly Depotted -//- (A)
  11. Snipped in the Bud -//- (A)
  12. Acts of Violets -//- (A)
  13. A Rose from the Dead -//- (A)
  14. Shoots to Kill (A)
  15. Girl in the Attic by Valerie Mendes (MG)
  16. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Lousise Rennison (YA)
  17. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (YA)
  18. Life As It Comes by Anne-Laure Bondoux (YA)
  19. Bad Girls Club by Judy Gregorson (YA)
  20. Ever Ride a Dinosaur by Scott Corbett (MG)
  21. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (YA)
  22. Tweaked by Katherine Holubitsky (YA)
  23. Across the Pond by Storyheart (YA)
  24. Roastbeef’s Promise by David Jerome (A)
  25. Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (A)
  26. The Invisible by Mats Wahl (YA)
  27. Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach (YA)
  28. White Heat by Cherry Adair (A)
  29. My True Love by Cherly Holt (A)
  30. Priceless by Christina Dodd (A)
  31. Thigh High -//- (A)
  32. Too Wicked to Wed by Cheryl Holt (A)
  33. A Dangerous Love by Brenda Joyce( A)
  34. Little Little by M. E. Kerr (YA)
  35. A Dangerous Man by Janmarie Anello (A)
  36. The Rules for Hearts by Sara Ryan (YA)
  37. Irreversible by Liz Maverick (A)
  38. Star-Crossed by Linda Collison (YA)
  39. The Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt (YA)
  40. Ace is Wild by Penny McCall (A)
  41. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland (A)
  42. Phenomenal Girl 5 by A. J. Mender (A)
  43. Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep (A)
  44. The Dream of the Stone by Christina Askounis (YA)
  45. Red by Jordan Summers (A)
  46. The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands (A)
  47. Wait til Your Vampire Gets Home by Michelle Bardsley (A)
  48. The Darkest Touch by Jaci Burton (A)
  49. I’m Your Santa by Lori Foster, Dianne Castell & Karen Kelley (A)
  50. Passions of the Ghost by Sara Mackenzie (A)
  51. Key of Light by Nora Roberts (A)
  52. Key of Knowledge -//- (A)
  53. Key of Valor -//- (A)
  54. Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz (YA)
  55. Suite 606 by J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan, and Mary Kay McComas (A)
  56. Salvation in Death by J. D. Robb (A)
  57. Promises in Death -//- (A)
  58. Walk by Faith by Rosanne Bittner (A)
  59. Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction For Real Girls Edited by Deb Loughead & Jocelyn Shipley (MG - YA)
  60. Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard (A)
  61. Water Witch by Deborah LeBlanc (A)
  62. Night Fall by Cherry Adair (A)
  63. Someone Like You by Leigh Greenwood (A)
  64. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway (YA)
  65. The Tarnished Lady by Sandray Hill (A)
  66. Hot Night by Shannon McKenna (A)
  67. To Seduce a Bride by Nicole Jordan (A)
  68. Dragon Lovers by Jo Beverly, Mary Jo Putney, Karen Harbaugh, & Barbara Samuel (A)
  69. Shadow Music by Julie Garwood (A)
  70. One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren (A)
  71. Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)
  72. Rebel by Heather Graham (A)
  73. The Stone of Alexandria by Lleu Christopher (YA -A)
  74. The Austin Family Chronicles 1: Meet the Austins by Madeleine L'Engle (YA)
  75. The Austin Family Chronicles 2: The Moon by Night -//- (YA)
  76. The Austin Family Chronicles 3: The Young Unicorns -//- (YA)
  77. The Austin Family Chronicles 4: A Ring of Endless Light -//- (YA)
  78. The Austin Family Chronicles 5: Troubling a Star -//- (YA)
  79. Hawk's Way: Carter & Falcon by Joan Johnston (A)
  80. Bloodline by Maggie Shayne (A)
  81. The Angel and the Highlander by Donna Fletcher (A)
  82. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke (A)
  83. Paisley Hanover Acts Out by Cameron Tuttle (YA)
  84. Joker by Ranulfo (YA)
  85. Airhead by Meg Cabot (YA)
  86. Eternal Lober by Hannah Howell, Lyndsay Sands, Jackie Kessler & Richelle Mead (A)
  87. Tall, Dark and Deadly by Lorie O'Claire (A)
  88. Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (A)
  89. This Is Me by Stephanie Craig (YA)
  90. Love Bites by Lyndsay Sands (A)
  91. Scandolous by Lori Foster (A)
  92. The Sins of Lord Easterbrook by Madeline Hunter (A)
  93. How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson (A, YA crossover appeal)
  94. Three Songs for Courage by Maxine Trottier (YA)
  95. Luna by Julia Anne Peters (YA)
  96. Tales From the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird by Vivan Vande Velde (MG)
  97. Ricky by Eric Walters (MG)
  98. Lucas by Kevin Brooks (YA)
  99. Becoming Ruby by Kathy Stinson (YA)
  100. Sing a Song of Tuna Fish by Esmé Raji Codell (MG)
  101. Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks (YA)
  102. The Actual Real Reality of Jennifer James by Gillian Shields (YA)
  103. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (YA)
  104. Dustin Grubbs: One Man Show by John J. Bonk (MG)
  105. The Immortal Hunter by Lyndsay Sands (A)
  106. Sleepless in Scotland by Karen Hawkins (A)
  107. Jingle Boy by Keiran Scott (YA)
Done!! At least that one. :P

So, leave me a comment telling what challenges, if any, you guys are doing. (Also, some suggestions on the Chick Lit one would be nice. As you all know, I don't know that genre very well.) Happy reading!

Love, Laina


  1. Wow you going to read Chick Lie, yay for you.

    I am going to join the Challange and read as many books as I can, if I am not going to reach the 100 book, I am still happy just for reading.

  2. Yeah, I am. Go me!! lol

    Good luck!

  3. Wanted to stop in and welcome you to the 100+ Reading Challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.

  4. Cool, Ashley, you should!!

    And thanks. :)

  5. Thanks for the suggestions... I'm going to look into the reading dangerously one. One of my resolutions is to read 3 books a week so I don't know if I'll do the 100 challenge sense I already have that covered. I am also going to read 12 books off the "100 most banned books" list and 12 books by debut authors this year. (the debut authors 09 challenge is on Story Siren's Blogspot)


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