Thursday, December 11, 2008

book challenge

I'm taking up this challenge to read 100+ books in 2009. Obviously, that means roughly 2 books a week, and I don't know if I can do it. But I can certainly try... and the only bad thing that'll happen if I lose is I'll be shamed for life. So.

Some rules:
1) You can join anytime as long as you don’t start reading your books prior to 2009.

2) This challenge is for 2009 only. The last day to have all your books read is December 31, 2009.

3) You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

6) All books count: children’s, YA, adults, fiction, non-fiction, how-tos, etc.

I will be posting my books below:
  1. Coraline by Niel Gaiman 01/02/09 – 01/03/09
  2. Wolf Princess by Alexa 01/02/09
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling 01/04/09 – 01/05/09
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  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling 01/06/09 – 01/07/09
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling 01/07/09 – 01/08/09 (I feel like I'm cheating, starting this year with rereading. Easy rereading at that.)
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling 01/08/09 – 01/12/09
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling 01/12/09 – 01/18/09
  9. MirrorMask by Niel Gaiman 01/15/09 – 01/15/09 (I liked this.)
  10. Water for Elephants 01/15/09 – 01/15/09 (I didn't like this. It was not compelling. I wouldn't've finished it if I hadn't been lead to believe that it would have a good ending - which it didn't.)
  11. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 01/18/09 (aprox.) – 01/21/09 (aprox.)
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 01/21/09 (aprox.) – 01/23/09
  13. Nathan Quist and the Curious Affair of the Crescent Earrings by Adam Stück (I don't remember what day)
  14. Here's Lily! by Nancy Rue 02/03/09 – 02/03/09 (Cute and ultra-predictable with annoying characters.)
  15. A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories by Robin McKinley 02/03/09 – 02/05/09
  16. Wesley Intrepid by Squishy 02/07/09 – 02/07/09
  17. Leaping Beauty by Gregory Maguire
  18. Nanny McPhee by Christianna Brand 02/03/09 – ? (meh)
  19. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
  20. The Metamorphosis: the Graphic Novel by Franz Kafka, adapted by Peter Kuper 02/22/09 – 02/22/09 (Hilarious. It only took about ten minutes to read, too.)
  21. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card 02/22/09 – 02/23/09 (within 24 hours) (First time EVER.)
  22. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott o2/23/09


  1. Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this 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.

  2. I think I'm going to try this, too. Thanks for the idea!

  3. I tried to do this a few years ago. I only got around 70 books, but I liked listing what I read and when. This reminds me to list what I read this year, just to see how many I can read while trying to keep up with classes.