Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 100+ Reading Challenge

I'm so excited! This is the first year that I will be participating in any year-long reading challenges, and it was so incredibly difficult to narrow down my list to a number of challenges that I feel is manageable. One challenge that I have wanted to join since I heard about it mid-2009 is the 100+ Reading Challenge, hosted by J.Kaye's Book Blog! So, the first challenge that I am joining for 2010 is the 100+ Reading Challenge!

The rules:

1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

--Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post. To learn how to sign up without having a blog, click here.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.

6. 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.
I haven't counted the number of books that I've read in the past year, but my blogging has definitely picked up in the last 6 months. I'm excited to see if I can reach my first- year goal of reading 100 books, and will list them here as I complete them.

1. After the Falls by Catherine Gildiner
2. Crossing the Bridge by Michael Baron
3. Where We Have to Go by Lauren Kirshner
4. Spin by Catherine McKenzie
5. Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin
6. A Bad Bride's Tale by Polly Williams
7. In The Wake of Loss by Sheila James
8. Sex Dungeon For Sale by Patrick Wensick
9. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
10. The Penny Pincher's Club by Sarah Strohmeyer
11. Toby: A Man by Todd Babiak
12. Love Struck by Chantel Simmons
13. Holly's Inbox by Bill Surie
14. The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield
15. Cleaving by Julie Powell
16. The Parabolist by Nicholas Ruddick
17. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
18. The Way Home by George Pelecanos
19. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
20. The Heights by Peter Hedges
21. Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman
22. Stolen by Lesley Pearse
23. A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer
24. Cool Water by Dianne Warren
25. The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen
26. My Own Personal Soap Opera by Libby Malin
27. Corked by Kathryn Borel
28. The Wedding Girl by Madeline Wickham
29. Just Like Me, Only Better by Carol Snow
30. Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal For Book Lovers by Rachelle Rogers Knight
31. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
32. The One-Week Job Project by Sean Aiken
33. The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills
34. Love Nest by Julia Llewellyn
35. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
36. If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous
37. A Gift From Brittany by Marjorie Price
38. On Folly Beach by Karen White
39. The Icing on the Cupcake by Jennifer Ross
40. Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell
41. Either You're In or You're In The Way by Logan and Noah Miller
42. A Corner of Universe by Rebbie Macintyre
43. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
44. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
45. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
46. Small Change by Sheila Roberts
47. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
48. Pesto Packin' Mama by Nan D. Arnold
49. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
50. The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
51. Promises to Keep by Jane Green
52. The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax
53. The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
54. The Journey Home by Michael Baron
55. The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
56. Jessica Z. by Shawn Klomparens
57. J'adore New York by Isabelle Lafleche
58. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
59. Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara
60. Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart
61. So Much For That by Lionel Shriver
62. Farm Fatale by Wendy Holden
63. Cold Rock River by Jackie Lee Miles
64. The Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier
65. A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei
66. Girl Crazy by Russell Smith
67. Get Lucky by Katherine Center
68. My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
69. Sand in My Eyes by Christine Lemmon
70. Pieces of Happily Ever After by Irene Zutell
71. Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many by Heather Wardell
72. Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook
73. Two Years, No Rain by Shawn Klomparens
74. The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center
75. Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker by Marla Martenson
76. All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins
77. Mixed Doubles by Jill Mansell
78. Beach Week by Susan Coll
79. The Baby Trail by Sinead Moriarty
80. This Must Be The Place by Kate Racculia
81. Tuesday Tells It Slant by Holly Christine
82. Holly's Inbox: Scandal in the City by Holly Denham
83. The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
84. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
85. The Truth About Delilah Blue by Tish Cohen
86. Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
87. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
88. Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
89. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
90. She's Gone Country by Jane Porter
91. Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright
92. Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison
93. Sima's Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross
94. The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro
95. Still the One by Robin Wells
96. Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster
97. Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
98. The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart
99. Love in Translation by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
100. Bridesmaids by Jane Costello
101. Queen Mum by Kate Long
102. Conversations With the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
103. Last Night At Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
104. The Recessionistas by Alexandra Lebenthal
105. Mothers & Other Liars by Amy Bourett
106. Life After Yes by Aidan D. Rowley
107. Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe by Jenny Hollowell
108. Caroline's Sister by Sheila O'Flanagan
109. The Lovers by Vendela Vida
110. YOU comma Idiot by Doug Harris
111. Green Beauty Recipes by Julie Gabriel
112. Juliet by Anne Fortier
113. Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
114. Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell
115. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
116. Planning to Live by Heather Wardell
117. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
118. Russell Wiley is Out To Lunch by Richard Hine
119. Some Great Thing by Lawrence Hill
120. Falling Home by Karen White
121. Room by Emma Donoghue
122. What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
123. Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles
124. Perfection by Julie Metz
125. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
126. She Tells All by Judah Lee Davis
127. Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch
128. Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
129. Hollywood Ending by Lucy Simone
130. The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate
131. The Educated Heart by Janet Logan
132. Dating Mr.December by Phillipa Ashley
133. Elusive Dawn by Gabriele Wills
134. The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook by Matt Dunn
135. 10 Reasons Not to Fall in Love by Linda Green
136. The Girls by Lori Lansens
137. A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
138. The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
139. The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
140. The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
141. Learn, Laugh, Cook by Mandy Fernandez
142. Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson
143. The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
144. Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham
145. Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh


  1. Hey Jonita! I am so glad you are joining this one. Can you believe 2010 is only a couple of days away? I've been looking forward to it for a couple of months

  2. This is a good one (I have to get around to joining it again). I am particularly bad about posting my reviews on J. Kaye's blog but I do enjoy her challenges. :-)