Sunday, January 9, 2011

100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2011

Host: Book Chick City
Challenge: Read 100+ books from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

I've inched closer and closer to reading 100 books every year in the last several years that I've kept track of the books I read.

In 2008, I read 61 books.
In 2009, I read 79 books.
In 2010, I read 83 books.

In 2011, I'm hoping to read 100 books.

I'll keep a running list of the books I read this year in this post.

1. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
2. The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum
3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
4. The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams
5. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
6. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

7. A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch
8. Kiss Me Deadly anthology edited by Trisha Telep
9. A Lover's Dictionary: A Novel by David Levithan
10. Marly's Ghost by David Levithan
11. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
12. Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
13. The Good Neighbors Book One: Kin 
             by Holly Black & Ted Naifeh
14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Graphic Novel adaptation
             by Amy Corzine
15. Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber

16. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
              by Mary Ann Shaffer
17. Foiled by Jane Yolen
18. Amulet: Book Two The Stonekeeper's Curse 
             by Kazu Kibuishi
19. Amulet: Book Three The Cloud Seekers by Kazu Kibuishi
20. Elfland by Freda Warrington
21. Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands
22. The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
23. Imitation In Death by J.D. Robb

24. Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
25. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 
26. My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
27. Reaper by Rachel Vincent, novella
28. Frankenstein The Graphic Novel by Mary Shelley
29. Knight of Passion by Margaret Mallory 
30. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
31. Pieces of Paper by Jeannie Lin
32. Still Life With Husband by Lauren Fox
33. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

34. Remember When by Nora Roberts & J.D. Robb
35. The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
36. It Happened One Season by Stephanie Laurens et. al.
37. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
38. My One and Only by Kristan Higgins
39. Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
40. The First Cut by Dianne Emley

41. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
42. The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith
43. Burnout by Rebecca Donner, illustrated by Inaki Miranda
44. Harvey by Hervé Bouchard, illustrated by Janice Nadeau
45. Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
46. Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
47. Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
48. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
49. A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
50. Burning Up by Angela Knight et. al.
51. Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian

52. Three Wishes by Carey Goldberg et. al.
53. Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
54. Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian
55. A Lady's Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran
56. Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian
57. Divided In Death by J.D. Robb
58. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
59. The Bride by Julie Garwood
60. The Wedding by Julie Garwood

61. Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase
62. Visions In Death by J.D. Robb
63. A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
64. Everything Changes by Megan Hart
65. Naked by Megan Hart
66. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
67. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris

68. Simply Irresistible by Jill Shlavis
69. Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
70. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
71. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
72. Night After Night by Kathryn Smith
73. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
74. Beowulf by Gareth Hinds
75. Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb

76. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
77. Something About You by Julie James
78. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
79. When Beauty Tamed The Beast by Eloisa James
80. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Biography 
                by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
81. I Love The Earl by Caroline Linden
82. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
83. Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
84. Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

85. The Bastard by Brenda Novak
86. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
87. The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne 
88. My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
89. Dream A Little Dream by Susan Elisabeth Phillips

90. Origin in Death by J.D. Robb
91. Once Upon a Winter's Eve by Tessa Dare
92. A Taste of Midnight by Lara Adrian
93. The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland -- For A Little While by Catherynne M. Valente
94. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
95. Memory in Death by J.D. Robb
96. Haunted in Death by J.D. Robb
97. To Desire a Soundrel by Tracy Sumner
98. The French Maid by Sabrina Jeffries
99. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, script adaptation by John MacDonald
100. after the quake by Haruki Murakami

Favorites are highlighted in pink. 

**** CHALLENGE MET DECEMBER 31, 2011 ****


  1. You're making great progress toward your goal of reading 100 books a year! Good luck! (I read more than a 100 a year so it wouldn't be fair for me to engage in this challenge.) I wish the best to all who try!

  2. This is nice. I joined this one as well - I've also started tracking in Goodreads to make sure I don't miss something.

  3. Go Christine! I'm sure you can do it ;) Also, your daughters are getting older, so you should have more time to yourself :)

  4. Brandy...
    Thanks! Maybe this year, I'm only destined to reach the 90s, but you never know, right? Thanks for the good luck wishes. I could use them! :)

    Do you keep a record anywhere of the books you read every year?

    Gina... Good luck to you with this challenge, too!

    nath... thanks! I hope this is the 100+ year!
    Yes, it's true. The girls are getting older and spend less and less time with us now. :( Yet I always seem to fill that extra time with something else besides reading.

    How many books did you read in 2010? I'm still working on my wrap up post. :/

  5. I keep a word document with the Year, Month, title and author and whether it's a reread. I also include which genre it is (ex. YA, Humor, Bio, Fiction, etc.). Last year I read 164 books. But, that's low compared to Dru! *g*

  6. Wooooooooo! I just finished my first book of 2011.

    One down.... 99 to go! ;)

  7. Congrats on the first book! I managed 100 books last year, but that's because I read so much manga :)


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