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Dec272009

100+ Reading Challenge


There are a good number of reading challenges ramping up for the start of the new year.  I'm not a big fan of picking books ahead of time because I read based on my mood, so I don't want to sign up for anything too specific.  However, I am going to go ahead and sign up for the 100+ challenge.  This year, I've read right at 85 books (although I'm probably missing a few because I wasn't keeping close track early on) and that was without really trying.  That was just my normal reading.  So I figure, I can knock this 100 book challenge out next year with just a little extra effort.

I'll be keeping track of what I read here in case anyone is interested.  :)  If you want to sign up for this challenge or check out some other challenges, visit J.Kaye's Book Blog for the rules.  Happy Reading!

1.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2.  Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
3.  Heated Rush by Leslie Kelly
4.  The Curse of Culcraig by Dawn Brown
5.  Nicholas: Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
6.  Raine: Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
7.  Coming Undone by Lauren Dane
8.  Gone by Lisa McMann (my review)
9.  Sweet Temptation by Maya Banks
10. Delicious by Shayla Black
11. Submission by Lora Leigh
12. Marnie's Secret by Eileen Ann Brennan
13. Masters of Shadowland by Cherise Sinclair
14. Natural Law by Joey W. Hill
15. Ice Queen by Joey W. Hill
16. Mirror of My Soul by Joey W. Hill
17. Songbird by Maya Banks
18. Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun
19. Passionate Ink: A Guide To Writing Erotic Romance by Angela Knight
20. Dare to Surrender by Lilly Feisty
21. Branded Sanctuary by Joey W. Hill
22. Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
23. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
24. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
25. Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton
26. When Alex Was Bad by Jo Davis
27. Tempest by Julie Cross (beta read, but I'm counting it!)
28. Rough Canvas by Joey W. Hill
29. Holding the Cards by Joey W. Hill
30. Seducing the Duchess by Ashley March
31. Riding the Night by Jaci Burton
32. Riding Temptation by Jaci Burton
33. Colter's Woman by Maya Banks
34. Four Play by Maya Banks and Shayla Black
35. Hill Country Holdup by Angi Morgan
36. Seven Day Loan by Tiffany Reisz
37. The Challenge by Megan Hart
38. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
39. Inside Out by Lauren Dane
40. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Reader Comments (14)

Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge! I am thrilled you joined. 2010 is going to be such a fantastic year. I can just feel it!

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Kaye

Wow. I don't think I've read that many books ever. XD Sounds fun though.

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGavin

I signed up to do it, too. I'm excited because I have never tracked my reading before.

I may have to pick up some YA in 2010 -- shorter reads to pad my list a little. :)

In all seriousness, I am thrilled to read some YA next year. It's a genre I haven't kept up with in the past decade. You'll have to give me a few reqs!

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Tidd Murphy

JKaye, thanks, look forward to it.

Gavin, snap to it, then! j/k

Amber, girl, you're missing out! YA has changed SO much in the last few years. Seriously awesome stuff. I have all kinds of recs if you want them: 13 Reasons Why, Mortal Instruments series (City of Bones), Vampire Academy series...It would probably depend on what types of books you like to read too--romance, fantasy, literary, etc.

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoni @ FictionGroupie

This one's probably a bit more than I can handle right now, but it sounds like a fun one! :)

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon O'Donnell

I wish I had time. I used to read a book a week. Now with school and kids it is hard to read a book a month. It does sound like fun though. I am like you, I read what I am in the mood to read. I have a bunch of books that I need to get started on.

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristiejolu

I read as much as I can, but 100 books in a year is quite a task. Good job tackling it!

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEva O'Dell

Good for you, Roni! I keep thinking about signing up for one of these reading challenges, but I haven't yet. I read a ton and have been tracking my reading the past couple of years, but I haven't read 85 novels this year--that I know for sure. You're fast! YA is my favorite genre (no surprise there), but I also love MG and books for adults. For example, I read a YA last week, but this week I'm finally hitting WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. I look forward to hearing what you'll say about THE HUNGER GAMES. I love that book. I'm going to read CATCHING FIRE very soon!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Simon

Hey, Roni! I joined this too, because I wanted to count if I will be able to read 100+ books a year. Haven't counted before, ever. :)

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSilver @ The Raving Readers

Sounds like uber fun! Reading is always a welcomed escape. This year I can only escape to my MS. I will sprinkle a few reads here and there for spark to my crative juices, but craft books is where I will live this year as far as reading goes.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTamika:

I'm amazed by how much you read, and I consider myself an avid reader. My problem is that I go in spurts. I'll read 6 books in 6 days and then not again for 2 months (while I write).

Last year I think I read bout 35 books, so there's no way I can get to 100. But I'll cheer you on!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElanaJ

If MG books count, and I can count books I listen to in the car, I AM THERE!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Wow what a task! That would be so great...I think for me, it should be read 100 screenplays in a year :-)

Happy Reading!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJMay

Hunger games is next on my list :-)

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLivia

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