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My 2009 Reading Challenge

For 2009 I have set myself the challenge of reading at least 100 books. Therefore, I've joined the 2009 100+ Reading Challenge hosted at J. Kaye's Book Blog. This is my very first ever official reading challenge and I don't know whether I'll make it or not, but I'm sure I'll get to read lots of great books in the attempt. So, throughout the year, I'll be keeping track of all my books read in 2009 within this post.

ETA: I called off this challenge after my house fire, but continued to keep track of the books I read.

Listed books with a '*' after them are highly recommended works that are both engrossing and well-written, as well as being among the best books I've read in my life. There shouldn't be too many of these, since they're the 'best of the best'.

 

  1. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  3. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  5. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  6. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  7. A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
  8. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
  9. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  10. Child of the Night by Nancy Kilpatrick
  11. Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep by Gail Carson Levine
  12. Cinderellis and the Glass Hill by Gail Carson Levine
  13. The Fairy's Mistake by Gail Carson Levine
  14. The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine
  15. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  16. Pendragon Book One: The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale
  17. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  18. Ranger's Apprentice Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  19. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  20. On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  21. Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  22. A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
  23. Church of Lies by Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown
  24. Run into Trouble by Alan Cook
  25. The Noticer by Andy Andrews
  26. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (reread)
  27. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (reread)
  28. Afraid by Jack Kilborn
  29. The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle*
  30. Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall
  31. Thirteen Buttonholes by Joann C. Odenwelder
  32. Resemblance by Yolanda Stokes
  33. A Cursed Heart by Keelia Greer
  34. Sparta Rose by Ginger Simpson
  35. Wild Justice by Phillip Margolin
  36. I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
  37. Wake by Lisa McMann
  38. Hissy Fit: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews
  39. Hunted by S. W. Vaughn
  40. Jeanne of Clairmonde by Joyce Moore
  41. The Dream King by Tara Newlands
  42. Fade by Lisa McMann
  43. Summer Sprite by Aubrie Dionne
  44. Sisters in Time by Ginger Simpson
  45. Need by Carrie Jones
  46. Swollen by Melissa Lion
  47. The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
  48. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  49. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
  50. After Dark (Vamps, Book 3) by Nancy A. Collins

Comments

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ext_85672
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
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 (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/100-plus-book-challenge) where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.

Also, the links to post your reviews are up in the right sidebar at J. Kaye’s Book Blog (http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com).

P.S. Love your blog!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 25th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
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ext_120059
Apr. 10th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
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presentinglenore.blogspot.com
Apr. 20th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
LOL - I first read your title as May 2009 reading challenge and thought you planned to read 100 books in the month of May!! That would be CRAZY amazing. But 100 in a year is awesome as well.
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