9 Jan 2011

2011 100+ READING CHALLENGE.

Thanks to JENNERS informing us she was participating in this years 100+ Reading Challenge (click HERE to see how she is getting on) I thought why not, I'll be reading the books anyway and am hoping to pass last years total of 86 books read.
THE RULES.
 The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.

Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts. What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.

No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

Challenge begins January 1st through to December 2011. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.

When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.

BOOKS READ.
(January)
  1.  SUNSHINE by Robin McKinley.
  2. THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry.
  3. WEDLOCK: HOW GEORGIAN BRITAIN'S WORST HUSBAND MET HIS MATCH by Wendy Moore.
  4. FOREVER OURS: A CORONER'S TALE OF LIFE, DEATH AND IMMORTALITY  by Janis Amatuzio.
  5.  LULLABIES FOR LITTLE CRIMINALS by Heather O'Neill.
  6. MRS HARTLEY AND THE GROWTH CENTRE by Philippa Gregory.
  7. GOLDEN BATS AND PINK PIGEONS by Gerald Durrell. *
  8. DEAD WITCH WALKING by Kim Harrison. *
  9. THE TRUTH ABOUT MELODY BROWNE by Lisa Jewell. (9)

(February)
  1.  THE DISAPPEARED by Kim Echlin. *
  2. MILLY MOLLY MANDY STORIES by Joyce Lankester Brisley. *
  3. MORE OF MILLY MOLLY MANDY by Joyce Lankester Brisley. (Link as above)*
  4. FURTHER DOINGS OF MILLY MOLLY MANDY. (Link as Milly Molly Mandy Stories))*
  5. MILLY MOLLY MANDY AGAIN. (Link as above)*
  6. LIFE IN REWND by  Terry Weible Murphy with Edward E. Zine and Michael A. Jenike MD *
  7. SORTING OUT BILLY by Jo Brand. *
  8. ROOM by Emma Donoghue. *
  9. THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES by Caroline Lawrence. *
  10. SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES by MaryJanice Davidson. *
  11. STORM FRONT  by Jim Butcher. * (20)

(March)
  1. FOR THE LOVE OF A SISTER by Meg Hutchinson.
  2. ONCE UPON A MORE ENLIGHTENED TIME by James Finn Garner. (Link as above)
  3. SERENA by Ron Rash.
  4. ELEVEN HOURS by Paulina Simons. *
  5. STREET KID by Judy Westwater.
  6. FIRESTARTER by Catherine Forde.
  7. READIING IN BED by Sue Gee.
  8. VITTORIO THE VAMPIRE by Anne Rice.
  9. FUGITIVE PIECES by ANNE MICHAELS.
  10. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett.
  11. GRAVE SIGHT by Charlaine Harris.
  12. GRAVE SURPRISE by Charlaine Harris (Link as above) (33)
(April)
  1. AN ICE COLD GRAVE by Charlaine Harris (Link as Grave Sight)
  2. TEN THOUSAND SORROWS by Elizabeth Kim.
  3. HAVING A LOVELY TIME by Jenny Eclair.
  4. ALONE IN BERLIN by Hans Fallada.
  5. A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE by Malla Nunn.
  6. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNDEAD by Kim Harrison.
  7. THE FINAL TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY BIBLE by James Frey. (40)
(May)
  1.  ARTEMIS FOWL by Eion Colfer.
  2. THE FLOWING QUEEN by Kai Meyers.
  3. WICKED by Gregory Maguire. *
  4. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen.
  5. A DOUBLE THREAD - A CHILDHOOD IN MILE END AND BEYOND by John Gross. *
  6. PRISM by Kaye and Aliza Kellerman.
  7. SPIDER BONES by Kathy Reichs.
  8. THE HISTORY OF LUCY'S LOVE LIFE IN 10 1/2 CHAPTERS by Deborah Wright. (48)
(June)
  1.  ASH by Malinda Lo.
  2. SECOND HAND HEART by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
  3. KITTY GOES TO WASHINGTON by Carrie Vaughn.
  4. THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall.
  5. THE DEMISE OF THE SOCCER MOMS by Cathryn Grant.
  6. THIRTY-THREE TEETH by Colin Cotterill.
  7. THE OTHER MRS JORDAN - A TRUE STORY OF BIGAMY AND BETRAYAL by Mary Turner Thomson.
  8. FOOL MOON by Jim Butcher. (56)
(July)
  1.  THE GRASS IS SINGING by Doris Lessing.
  2. THE FOUNDLING by Philip Boast.
  3. FLODDEN FIELD: A NOVEL by Elizabeth McNeill
  4. THE UNADULTERATED CAT by Terry Pratchett.
  5. BLUE MOON by Laurell K Hamilton.
  6. BEING EMILY by Anne Donovan.
  7. THE LOLLIPOP SHOES by Joanne Harris.
  8. DEAD RECKONING by Charlaine Harris. (64)

 (August)
  1. THE PEBBLES GO TO TOWN by Michael Cooper.
  2. THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU by Rosie Alison.
  3. DON'TS FOR WIVES - 1913 by Blanche Ebbott.
  4. THE STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Rachel Simon.
  5. RED DUST ROAD by Jackie Kay.
  6. THE SHIP OF BRIDES by JoJo Moyes (70)
(SEPTEMBER)
  1.  THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery.
  2. BEFORE THE KNIFE by Carolyn Slaughter.
  3. CITY OF VEILS by Zoe Ferraris.
  4. THE READER by Bernhard Schlink.
  5. TRIPWIRE by Lee Child.
  6. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by Jennifer Weiner.
  7. BROOMSTICKS AND BEASTICLES by Barbara Sleigh.
  8. WHISPERS IN THE GRAVEYARD by Theresa Breslin (78)
(OCTOBER)

  1. MIRROR MIRROR by Edgar J Hyde.
  2. A GREAT DAY FOR HAUNTING by Louise Arnold.
  3. STARTER FOR TEN by David Nicholls.
  4. ANGEL INSPIRATION by Diana Cooper.
  5. MY SISTER'S KEEPER by Jodi Picoult. *
  6. MY TEACHER THE GHOST by Emma Fischel.
  7. GRAVE PERIL by Jim Butcher.
  8. THE TURQUOISE RING by Grace Tiffany.
  9. NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION by Patrick Gale.
  10. THE PINK HOTEL by Anne Stothard..
  11. SING YOU HOME by Jodi Picoult. *  (Link as My Sister's Keeper) (89)
(November)
  1.  SUMMER KNIGHT by Jim Butcher. (Link as Grave Peril.)
  2. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells.
  3. HOLLY by Albert French.
  4. THE WORLD'S BELLYBUTTON by Tanya Landman.
  5. THE BURRY MAN'S DAY by Catriona McPherson.
  6. THE BLUE FLOWER by Penelope Fitzgerald.
  7. THE WINTER SOLSTICE (THE SACRED TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS) by John Matthews. * (link as above)
  8. THE STUPIDEST ANGEL (A HEARTWARMING TALE OF CHRISTMAS TERROR) by Christopher Moore. *
  9. BEFORE THE STORM by Diane Chamberlaine. (100)
(December)

  1. POLITICALLY CORRECT HOLIDAY STORIES by James Finn Garner. *
  2. LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS by J.R.R. Tolkien. *
  3. SILENT BOY by Torey Hayden.
  4. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY by John Boyne.
  5. ALONE by Lisa Gardner.


 * USED IN OTHER READING CHALLENGES.

16 comments:

Misha said...

I am participating in it too though I doubt I will reach 100. Best of luck for the challenge!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I always join this one because I read 100+ books anyways, and it is a great place to track them all as well. Have fun!

naida said...

good luck with it!
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Arti said...

100 books in a year... I dont think I have read that many in the last 25 years let alone one year!!!
Good luck to you, Tracy, I think you can do it.

dr.antony said...

That is a real challenge.I start many at a time,but often do not complete,unless they are real good.

Sridharan said...

Reading 100 books in a year is more difficult than doing 1000 blog posts.. at least for me..! I am sure there are many contenders..! All the best to those..

Oddyoddyo13 said...

One hundred books?! *whistles* I admire your bravery.

BookQuoter said...

Good luck on this challenge. You are correct in that you will probably read that much anyway. Maybe I will do it too!! Thanks.

Nikki-ann said...

Good luck! It's not one I'll be joining in with as I only read half that this year, I think. That and I have a nephew on the way and I suspect my reading time might get a little shorter!

Suko said...

Let the reading begin!
Good luck, Petty!

Melissa Gill said...

As much as you read, you should have it made. I might try this, if for no other reason than to do a better job at keeping track of the books I read.

Alexia561 said...

Good luck! My goal for 2011 is to read 100 books too, so here's hoping we both make it! :)

chitra said...

You know me well, I don't think I would be able to do this. let me be honest about it. But I will be surely here to see and read your reviews.

Kelly said...

Good luck! I'm sure this one's beyond my capabilities.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

100 books? That is a real challenge; you're my hero!
Good luck with it!

Hope all is going well for you today.

Big hugs!
B xx

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Wow! I'm thinking 50 is more my speed. I do like challenges to maybe, just maybe, if I can't find a 50 challenge for 2012...I'll just start one! Sandra