Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge



January 1 - December 31, 2011


Jamie at The Book Junkie's Bookshelf is hosting the 2011 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. She writes:

I participated in this challenge last year when it was hosted by J. Kayes book blog. But it seems that J. Kaye is no longer blogging and I really wanted to do this challenge again so I thought that I would try my hand at hosting it.
The Rules:

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 on Jamie's blog.
Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – basically any book counts just as long as it is checked out from the library. Books MUST be checked out like with a library card, books purchased at a library DO NOT count.
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.
There are four levels to this challenge...Pick your poison:

The Mini – Check out and read 30 library books.
"Fun" Size – Check out and read 40 library books.
Jumbo Size – Check out and read 50 library books.
Mega Size – Check out and read 51+ library books.

Learn more and sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.

2011 Romance Reading Challenge


2011 Romance Reading Challenge



January 1 - December 31, 2011


Jamie from Nitty Gritty Romance and Erotica Reviews is hosting the 2011 Romance Reading Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to read AT LEAST 12 novels that are in the Romance genre (ANY kind of romance). Books read before January 1, 2011 do NOT count towards the challenge.

Guidelines:

Non-Bloggers: You are welcome to join too. Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post on Jamie's blog.

Audio, eBooks, paper all count.
Re-reads are ok but try to keep them to a minimum.
Cross overs from other challenges are ok.
There is no need to create your list now. Please feel free to use your challenge post to keep track of your titles if you so desire.

For more information and to sign up, visit the post about the challenge.

2011 Sexy Reading Challenge

Photobucket

January 1-December 31, 2011


Brazen Broads are hosting the Sexy Reading Challenge. They write:


Okay, we Broads have decided to offer a reading challenge for the next year-the 2011 Sexy Reading Challenge! Any book with sexy romance or erotica qualifies, so that means regency, Steampunk, paranormal (vamps, weres, shapeshifters), even sci-fi, if it's sexy. The goal is to read 12 books in 2011 that qualify.

Each time we see a review, you'll be entered to win a prize that we'll randomly select at the end of the year from everyone who read all 12 books. It's that easy!


We hope you'll sign up for the 2011 Sexy Reading Challenge! It's a chance to find some new authors and sub-genres of romance and erotica, and maybe revisit some of your favorite authors for a second or third time.


To join, go to Sexy Reading Challenge.

A-Z Mystery Author Challenge




January 1-December 31, 2011


Michelle at Red Headed Book Child is hosting her very first Challenge, the A-Z Mystery Author Challenge. She writes:


This challenge came out of one of my shifts at the library. I was shelving in the mystery section and I discovered an amazing amount of authors who I have never read and have never heard of. I knew there are many mystery authors out there having come from book retail but the library seemed to have more of a variety vs. the bestsellers. I liked that!


Mysteries being one of my favorite genres I am confident I will enjoy this challenge. I thought it would help to do it in an A-Z format. Keep it simple and organized!My goal for this challenge is to simply discover new mystery authors, whether they are suspense, cozy, noir, or thriller. I am going to try to use the last name of the author in my A-Z but if I have to, I may use the first name as well.

To complete the challenge, I would read 26 books, one for each letter of the alphabet. That would be TOP but I would be happy if I read 12, one for every month. I am working on a prize for anyone who completes the challenge. It will either be a new mystery book to giveaway OR a favorite of mine!
Sign up ends February 1, 2011.
Read A-I, J-P or Q-Z. You choose. The letter group you choose must be the last name of the author. (i.e= S for John Sandford).
Mystery genre can include Cozy, Suspense, Thriller, or Noir. All Adult novels please.

Write a post about this challenge and which group/s you pick. You can list the authors you choose or do it as you go.

To join, go to A-Z Mystery Author Challenge.

Celebrate the Author Challenge



January 1-December 31, 2011

Becky over at Becky's Book Reviews has hosted the Celebrate the Authors Challenge in the past. She has decided not to host this one in 2011, and has passed it on to Lu's Raves and Rants. Lu writes:

The challenge is designed to “celebrate” author birthdays. Choose one author for each month of the year. Read at least one book a month. 12 authors. 12 birthdays. If you like, you can read MORE than that. Read the books IN ANY ORDER YOU LIKE. As long as you've got one book representing an author birthday from each month of the year by the end, then you're good.

You can choose picture books, poetry books, early readers, chapter books, fiction for middle grades, fiction for teens, adult reads, nonfiction, whatever you want.

The challenge is designed to ‘celebrate’ the special bond–the connection–that occurs between the author AND the reader as well as the connection between readers. It is very easy to “bond” with other readers over certain works, certain authors, etc. To find out author birthdays, visit these helpful sites:

Author birthdays by date (pdf),author birthdays by name (pdf), kidsreads.com, teenreads.com, author birthday directory, etc.
Or conduct google searches of your own. (Hint: typing the authors name, a “+” and the word ‘birthday’, tends to work if you assume that wikipedia gets such things right.)
No lists are necessary. You can make a list if you like. But you *don't* have to make a list and stick to it.

To join, go to Celebrate the Authors Challenge.

Books Won Challenge 2011



January 1-December 31, 2011

Teddy of So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is hosting the Books Won Challenge for a second year. She writes:

I created this challenge last year to challenge myself and others that have won books, to read and review some of them. The reason publishing companies supply books for book bloggers to give away is to get word out about the books and create buzz. I didn't do very well with this challenge in 2010, I only read one won book. However, 2011 is a New Year and a fresh start. I feel bad that I haven't read many of the book I have won and want to make an effort to read them in 2011.

If you would like to join me, here are the levels:

Honorable Mention: Read 1-3 book you won.
Bronze: Read 4-6 books you won.
Silver: Read 7-9 Books you won.
Gold: Read 10 or more books you won.

The Rules:

1. You must write a review for each book that you read for it to count. If you do not have a blog you can write your reviews on a place like Amazon, Powell's, Chapters, etc.

2.Crossovers with other challenges are okay.
3. Audiobooks and ebooks count, as long as you won them.

4. You can change up levels but cannot go back down a level.

5. You don't have to make a list ahead of time for this challenge but you can if you want to.

To join, go to Books Won Challenge.

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2011



Fatin of Romance Book Maven is once again hosting the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. She writes:

Last year Pearl of Pearl’s World of Romance hosted the first Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. With the new job she started recently, she decided not to host the challenge this year but I offered to host it in her place because this was one challenge I really enjoyed doing this year and I didn’t want to see it end already.

I’m basically copying what Pearl had for the challenge last year because I’m not changing anything of the challenge. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, you know?

Details –
1. By contemporary romance I mean straight contemporary, so without paranormal, fantasy or time-travel elements. Sexy, steamy contemporaries are eligible and so are category romances. (i.e. Harlequin Blaze, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Super Romances, Silhoutte Desires, etc.)

2. Read at least 10 contemporaries between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011

3. You don’t have to pre-select your books, you can just add them as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed. Nothing is set in stone! Also, the books you choose can crossover into or from other challenges you are participating in.

To join, go to Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Buy One Book and Read It Challenge 2011



January 1-December 31, 2011


Amy is hosting the Buy One Book and Read It Challenge again in 2011. She writes:


It's that time of year again! The time of year when I encourage you to pull out those wallets and buy a book...and then actually read it! The Buy One Book and Read It Challenge is back.

This challenge started when I read the depressing statistics that something like half of the adults in the United States wouldn't read a single book over the course of the year. Nothing plunges me into the depths of despair like that, so I decided to encourage people to read a book. When I also realized that bookstores and the publishing industry was suffering, I decided to add on the buying part.


There are two levels to this challenge:
1) Buy One Book and Read It.
This level is good for people who don't read often but think that would like to read more. It's also good for people who don't buy books. If you don't read much or don't buy many books, this is your level.
2) Level Two--Buy one book and read it every month
You don't have to buy a book in January and read it in January, but you must buy 12 books that you also go on to read during the year. This level is ideal for book bloggers notorious for the buying part, but not so much the reading part.

Rules
1) The book you read must be for pleasure. It cannot be a book you are reading to your children, for work, for research. This is all about fun.
2) The book(s) can be print or electronic. Unless you are unable to read print, audiobooks don't count towards this challenge.

Prizes: Everyone who completes the challenge at the level they signed up for will be entered into a drawing to win a ten dollar gift certificate from Gift Certificates.

To join, go to the Buy One Book and Read It Challenge.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Outdo Yourself Reading Challnge 2011



I think I'm going to try level 2: Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books


I had hoped to read 100+ books this year(2010) and am not sure if I'm going to do it. I'm at 73 with not enough time left.

So here I am again trying to read 100 books.

Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge 2011

Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge

I'll start with this level: First Date – Read 1–4 Nicholas Sparks novels and hopefully read more since he is one of my favorite authors.

I'll copy the whole list from Book Vixen, but I'm not sure which ones I'll read.

List of Nicholas Sparks novels:

The Notebook
Message in a Bottle
A Walk to Remember
The Rescue
A Bend in the Road
Nights in Rodanthe
The Wedding
The Guardian
Three Weeks With My Brother
True Believer (read this first, before At First Sight)
At First Sight (read this after True Believer)
The Choice
Dear John
The Lucky One
The Last Song
Safe Haven

Monday, August 16, 2010

A to Z Challenge 2010






January 1 - December 31, 2010


Becky of Becky's Book Reviews is hosting the A to Z Challenge 2010. Pick the participation level that works for you:

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.
Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.
Authors & Titles -- Commit to reading 52 books

To learn more and sign up, visit this post on the dedicated blog.



Authors

A – Abbott, Tony - The Postcard
A - Ahlberg, Allan - Each Peach Pear Plum
A – Andrews, Mary Kay - Savannah Blues
B - Barishnakof, Mikhail - Because...
B - Blume, Judy - Superfudge
B - Brown, Margaret Wise - Goodnight Moon
B – Bryant, Annie - Freestyle with Avery

B – Bryant, Annie - Maeve on the Red Carpet
B – Byrd, Sandra - Let Them Eat Cake
B - Barrent, Barbara - Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't)
C – Christopher, Matt - The Year Mom Won the Pennant
C – Carson, Carole - Remembering When I was Young
D - Du Bois, William Pene - The Twenty One Balloons

E - Eagar, Edward - Half Magic (Audio)
E - Eastman, P. D. - Are You My Mother?

E – Evanovich, Janet - Hero At Large
E - Edward, Julie Andrews - Home A Memoir of My Early Years
F – Frank, Dorothea Benton - The Christmas Pearl
F - Freeman, Dan - Courduroy
F – Fischer, Scott – Jump!
G - Glazer, Melissa - A Fatal Slip
G – Greeley, Andrew M - Star Bright: A Christmas Story
G – Greene, Rhonda Gowler – Jamboree Day
G – Grisham, John - Playing for Pizza

H – Harris, Godfrey – The Essential Event Planning Kit
H – Harris, Godfrey - The Essential Cooking Planning Kit
H – Hopkins, Cathy - Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras
I
J
K
L – London, Jonathan - Froggy Bakes A Cake
L – London, Jonathan - Froggy Gets Dressed
M -Metroke, Marie Sanderlin - The Turkey's Treat
M – Macomber, Debbie – Twenty Wishes
M – Macomber, Debbie - Back on Blossom Street
M – Macomber, Debbie - Summer on Blossom Street
M – Mayer, Mercer – A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend
M – Mayer, Mercer - One Frog Too Many
M - Mayer, Mercer - Frog, Where are You?

M - Mayer, Mercer - Frog On His Own
M - Mayer, Mercer - Frog Goes to Dinner
M - Murdock, Catherine Gilbert - Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) (Audio)
N – Nolan, Janet - The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah
O - O'Connor, Sandra Day - Chico
P – Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
P – Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of Peter Rabbit
P – Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

P – Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
P – Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
P – Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of Samuel Whiskers

Q
R - Ruderman, Harriett - The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words
R – Ryan, Dot - Corrigan's Pool
R – Roberts, Nora - Bed of Roses
R - Roberts, Nora - Savor the Moment
R – Roy, Ron – The Haunted Hotel (A-Z Mysteries)
R – Roy, Ron – The Invisible Island (A-Z Mysteries)

R – Roy, Ron - The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries)
S – Swanson, James L. - Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

T
U
V
W - Weisner, David - Flotsam
X
Y
Z


Titles

A - A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer
B - Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
B - Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)

B - Because by Mikhail Barishnakof
C - The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)
C - Corrigan's Pool by Dot Ryan

D
E - Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
F - Frog, Where are You? by Mercer Mayer
F - Frog On His Own by Mercer Mayer
F - Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer
G - Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
H - Home A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews Edwards (audio)
I - The Invisible Island (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (Audio)
J - Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
J - The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (Audio)
J - Jump! by Scott M. Fischer

K
L - The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words by Harriett Ruderman
L - Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio)
M - Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio)

M - Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
M - Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't) by Barbara Barrent
M - Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio)
N
O - One Frog Too Many by Mercer Mayer
O -Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) byCatherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
P - The Postcard by Tony Abbott (Audio)
P - Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (Audio)

Q
R - Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson
S - Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew M. Greeley
S - Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
S - The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah by Janet Nolan
S - Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
S - Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
T - The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
T - Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
T – The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
T - The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
T - The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
T - The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
T - The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
T - The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter

U
V
W
X
Y - The Year Mom Won the Pennant by Matt Christopher
Z

100+ Reading Challenge 2010








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, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.


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.




1 Froggy Bakes a Cake - Jonathan London
2 Froggy Gets Dressed - Jonathan London
3 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words - Harriett Ruderman
4 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
5 Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio)
6 The Christmas Pearl - Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)
7 Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew M. Greeley
8 Corrigans Pool by Dot Ryan
9 The Postcard - Tony Abbott(Audio)
10 Savannah Blues - Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
11 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
12 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
13 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
14 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
15 Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio)
16 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
17 The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
18 Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
19 The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah by Janet Nolan
20 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
21 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
22 Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich
23 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter
24 Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
25 Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio)
26 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
27 The Year Mom Won the Pennant by Matt Christopher
28 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (Audio)
29 Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't) by Barbara Barrent
30 The Essential Event Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris
31 The Haunted Hotel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
32 The Invisible Island (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
33 The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
34 Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson
35 Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
36 Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio)
37 A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer
38 One Frog Too Many by Mercer Mayer
39 The Essential Cooking Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris
40 Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)

41 Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
42 Home A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews Edwards (audio)
43 Frog, Where are You? by Mercer Mayer
44 Frog On His Own by Mercer Mayer
45 Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer
46 Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
47 Because by Mikhail Barishnakof
48 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
49 Superfudge by Judy Blume (Audio)
50 Corduroy by Dan Freeman
51 Flotsam by David Wiesner
52 Are You My Mother? By P. D. Eastman
53 A Fatal Slip by Melissa Glazer
54 Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio)
55 The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois (Audio)

41
42
43
44
45






Princess in the Spotlight - Meg Cabot
Knock Off - Rhonda Pollero
Knit One, Kill 2 - Maggie Sefton
Fool Me Once - Fern Michael
Murder and the First Lady - Elliott Roosevelt
Rediscovering God in America - Newt Gingrich
Twilight Whispers (audio) - Barbara Delinsky
On the Move (NASCAR) - Pam Britton
Free Fall - Fern Michaels
The Tale of the Holly Cow - Susan Wittig Albert
Celebrate Kwanzaa
Baseball Jokes - Patrick Girouard
Celebrate Chinese New Year - Elaine A. Kule
The Girls From Ames -
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts

YA Through the Decades 2010





January 1 - December 31, 2010


Whitney of Youth Services Corner is hosting the YA through the Decades Challenge.
Here's what she says:


I only started reading YA literature a few years ago and tend to read current books. With the recent release of the Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick, which looks back at teen lit from decades past, I’ve been itching to read some older YA books. So, why not start a reading challenge?


There’s some debate about when YA lit first started. In Michael Cart’s “Naming Names” column from March 15, 2009’s Booklist, he lists The Outsiders (1967), Catcher in the Rye (1951), Seventeenth Summer (1942), Sue Barton Student Nurse (1936) and even Little Women (1868) as contenders for the first book for teen readers. For the purposes of this challenge, though, I’m defining early YA pretty broadly, in that the book should feature a teen point of view and be accessible to young people, even if it wasn’t published for teens.


Rules:
1. Books should be considered YA or, for older books, should feature a teenaged main character or point of view. Let’s say from roughly ages 12-18.
2. Read at least one book from each decade: 1930s or earlier; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s. Re-reads are fine. Check the main challenge page for book ideas for each time period.
3. Sign up either by commenting or signing the Linky at the bottom of the page. You can use the graphic on your blog to promote the challenge if you wish. You can start this challenge at any time during the year.


Optional
Post your reading list on your blog!To join, go to YA through the Decades Challenge




1930 or Earlier
1940 - The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois (Audio)
1950 - Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio)
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000 -
2001 - Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio)
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007 - Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)

Perpetual - Books Around The States





Started 10/22/08 - ????


Bonnie has started a new blog and challenge called: Book Around The States. She is challenging participants to find 50 books for 50 states and then read a book about each state, maybe a handful at a time. Why not go visit her?




Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California- Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
Colorado - Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio)
Connecticut - Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
Delaware
Florida - The Postcard by Tony Abbott (Audio)
Georgia - Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois – Sam’s Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson (Lake Geneva, Chicago)
Illinois - Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew M. Greeley (Chicago)
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine - Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Newbery Medal Winner)
Maryland - Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio)
Massachusetts - Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew M. Greeley
Massachusetts - Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio)
Massachusetts - Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
Michigan
Minnesota – Knitting Bones – Monica Ferris (Excelcior)
Minnesota - Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York - Superfudge by Judy Blume (Audio)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio)
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina - The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont - A Fatal Slip by Melissa Glazer
Virginia - Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio)
Washington - Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
Washington - Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich
Washington - Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio)
Washington - Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
Washington - Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
West Virginia
Wisconsin - Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
Wyoming – Wyoming Kid, The – Debbie Macomber

Washington DC - Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio)

Read and Review Challenge 2010






January 1-December 31, 2010


Jenn is hosting the Read and Review Challenge in 2010 - but it has a new site from last year's challenge. Jenn writes:

Review each book you read between January 1st and December 31st of the current year.

PLEASE keep your reviews clean & respectful ~ these books we read are the hard work of an author, and we don’t need to be mean. Even if you didn’t like the book, please try to find something you can say that would be encouraging to the author.

Guidelines:
reviews can be as short, or long, as you wish
you MAY overlap with other challenges
eBooks and Audiobooks ARE allowed
if there will be spoilers in your review, please note this in the subject line of your post so that those who don’t want to read them can skip that review




1 Froggy Bakes A Cake by Jonathan London
2 Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
3 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words by Harriett Ruderman
4 Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio)
5 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
6 The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)
7 Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew M. Greeley
8 Corrigan's Pool by Dot Ryan
9 The Postcard by Tony Abbott (Audio)
10 Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
11 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
12 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
13 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
14 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
15 Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio)
16 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
17 The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
18 Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
19 The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah by Janet Nolan
20 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
21 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
22 Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich
23 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter
24 Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
25 Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio)
26 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
27 The Year Mom Won the Pennant by Matt Christopher
28 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (Audio)
29 Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't) by Barbara Barrent
30 The Essential Event Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris
31 The Haunted Hotel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (Audio)
32 The Invisible Island (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (Audio)
33 The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (Audio)
34 Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson
35 Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
36 Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio)
37 A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer
38 One Frog Too Many by Mercer Mayer
39 The Essential Cooking Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris
40 Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
41 Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
42 Home A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews Edwards (audio)
43 Frog, Where are You? by Mercer Mayer
44 Frog On His Own by Mercer Mayer
45 Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer
46 Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
47 Because by Mikhail Barishnakof
48 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
49 Superfudge by Judy Blume (Audio)
50 Corduroy by Dan Freeman
51 Flotsam by David Wiesner
52 Are You My Mother? By P. D. Eastman
53 A Fatal Slip by Melissa Glazer
54 Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio)
55 The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois (Audio)
56
57
58
59
60


37
38
39
40
41
42

Princess in the Spotlight - Meg Cabot
Knock Off - Rhonda Pollero
Knit One, Kill 2 - Maggie Sefton
Fool Me Once - Fern Michael
Murder and the First Lady - Elliott Roosevelt
Rediscovering God in America - Newt Gingrich
Twilight Whispers (audio) - Barbara Delinsky
On the Move (NASCAR) - Pam Britton
Free Fall - Fern Michaels
The Tale of the Holly How - Susan Wittig Albert
Celebrate Kwanzaa
Baseball Jokes - Patrick Girouard
Celebrate Chinese New Year - Elaine A. Kule

Young Adult Reading Challenge




January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010


J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Books in starting a new challenge, the 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge.
Here's what J.Kaye says:


1. 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. There are four levels:-

-The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.

--Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels.

--Stepping It Up YA Reading Challenge – Read 50 Young Adult novels.

--Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge – Read 75 Young Adult novels.


3. Audio, eBooks, paper all count. 4. 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.





1 The Postcard by Tony Abbott(Audio)
2 Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio)
3 Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
4 The Year Mom Won the Pennant by Matt Christopher
5 Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio)
6 Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
7 Superfudge by Judy Blume (Audio)

8 Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio)

9
10

The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt
Princess in the Spotlight - Meg Cabot

Audio Book Challenge 2010






January 1 - December 31, 2010


The Royal Reviews is hosting The Audio Book Challenge in 2010. They write:

With most of us having IPods or MP3 players these days listening to audio books has become an easy activity. Personally doing housework, driving the kids to school or sitting waiting for soccer training to finish has never been more enjoyable.
Challenge Guidelines:

Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section on the post about the challenge.

Audio books only.

You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.
There are four levels of participation:

Curious – Listen to 3 Audio Books.
Fascinated – Listen to 6 Audio Books.
Addicted – Listen to 12 Audio Books.
Obsessed – Listen to 20 Audio Books.

Want to join? Visit the post about the challenge.


1. Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer - James L. Swanson (Audio)
2 The Christmas Pearl- Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)
3 The Postcard - Tony Abbott(Audio)
4 Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
5 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
6 Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio)
7 Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
8 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
9 Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio)
10 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
11 Playing for Pizza - John Grisham (Audio)
12 The Haunted Hotel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
13 The Invisible Island (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
14 The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
15 Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio)
16 Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
17 Home A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews Edwards (audio)
18 Superfudge by Judy Blume (Audio)

19 Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio)
20 The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois (Audio)



21
22
23
24
25


Twilight Whispers - Barbara Delinsky (audio)
The 8th Confession - James Patterson (Audio)
Tuck Everlasting

Pages Read Challenge Season 2

the one with the Pages Read Challenge Season 2


The end of the year is coming closer and closer and I really wonder where all the months went. Wasn't it May just yesterday??? What happened to summer and autumn?But then, the end of the year also means that all those wonderful reading challenges pop up again and we have to figure out which ones we want to join in.

In 2009, I hosted the Pages Read Challenge for the first time and I will host it again in 2010, so post a comment to sign up!

The rules are easy: 1) Pick a number of pages you'll be attempting to read in 2010. It doesn't matter whether your goal is 10,000 or 100,000. You can always up your number as we go along, so you don't need to go all up high with your page count.

2) Write a blog post about it in which you will keep track of your page count.

3) Comment here with your goal number and a link to your blog post (if you have a blog - otherwise, just leave a comment with your name and the goal number). I'll then add you to the list of participants below.

4) The challenge starts January 1, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010. Only pages read after the new year has begun count in for the challenge, but any and every page you read counts for this challenge.

I don't care about re-reads, overlaps with other challenges, or e-books! Just count the pages you read, no matter what type of book you're reading :-) See, it's a really easy challenge!5) As usual: Have fun!

1 Froggy Bakes A Cake by Jonathan London (32)
2 Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London (32)
3 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words by Harriett Ruderman (32)
4 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke (24)
5 Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio) (496)
6 The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio) (176)
7 Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew M. Greeley (127)
8 Corrigans Pool by Dot Ryan (474)
9 The Postcard by Tony Abbott(Audio) (368)
10 Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio) (432)
11 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio) (384)
12 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (358)
13 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter (56)
14 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (69)
15 Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio) (240)
16 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter (59)
17 The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter (57)
18 Maeve on the Red Carpet by Anne Bryant(Audio) (240)
19 The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah by Janet Nolan (28)
20 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter (57)
21 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio) (448)
22 Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich (288)
23 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter (82)
24 Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene (30)
25 Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio) (304)
26 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio) (400)
27 The Year Mom Won the Pennant by Matt Christopher (130)
28 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (Audio) (304)
29 Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't) by Barbara Barrent (24)
30 The Essential Event Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris (58)
31 The Haunted Hotel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (87)
32 The Invisible Island (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (96)
33 The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy (96)
34 Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson (48)
35 Jump! by Scott M. Fischer (32)
36 Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio) (160)
37 A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer (32)
38 One Frog Too Many by Mercer Mayer (32)
39 The Essential Cooking Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris (60)
40 Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio) (288)

41 Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts (342)
42 Home A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews Edwards (audio) (352)
43 Frog, Where are You? by Mercer Mayer (32)
44 Frog On His Own by Mercer Mayer (32)
45 Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer (32)
46 Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg (32)
47 Because by Mikhail Barishnakof(32)

48 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (32)
49 Superfudge by Judy Blume (Audio) (192)
50 Corduroy by Dan Freeman (32)
51 Flotsam by David Wiesner (36)
52 Are You My Mother? By P. D. Eastman (64)
53 A Fatal Slip by Melissa Glazer (224)
54 Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio) (208)
55 The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois (Audio) (192)
56
57
58
59
60


The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt (278)
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella (406)
Savor the Moments by Nora Roberts




(7851 of 20,000)

The 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge






January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

J. Kaye from J.Kaye's Book Blog is hosting the2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge again, where participants are encouraged to read from their libraries.

There are four levels of participation you may choose from for 2010:



--The Mini – Check out and read 25 library books. - COMPLETED

--Just My Size – Check out and read 50 library books.

--Stepping It Up – Check out and read 75 library books.

--Super Size Me – Check out and read 100 library books.

(Aim high. As long as you read 25 by the end of 2010, you are a winner.)

Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – any book as long as it is checked out from the library count. Checked out like with a library card, not purchased at a library sale.

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.



1 Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (Audio)
2 The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank(Audio)
3 Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Andrew M. Greeley
4 The Postcard by Tony Abbott(Audio)
5 Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
6 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
8 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
9 Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant (Audio)
10 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
11 The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
12 Maeve on the Red Carpet by Annie Bryant (Audio)
13 The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah by Janet Nolan
14 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
15 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter
17 Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
18 Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio)
19 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
20 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (Audio)
21 Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't) by Barbara Barrent
22 The Haunted Hotel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
23 The Invisible Island (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
24 The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
25 Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
26 Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins(Audio)
27 A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer
28 One Frog Too Many by Mercer Mayer
29 Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Audio)
30 Home A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews Edwards (audio)
31 Frog, Where are You? by Mercer Mayer

32 Frog On His Own by Mercer Mayer
33 Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer
34 Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
35 Because by Mikhail Barishnakof
36 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
37 Superfudge by Judy Blume (Audio)
38 Corduroy by Dan Freeman
39 Flotsam by David Wiesner
40 Are You My Mother? By P. D. Eastman
41 Half Magic by Edward Eager (Audio)
42 The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois (Audio)


43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50

Celebrate Kwanzaa
Baseball Jokes by Patrick Girouard
Celebrate Chinese New Year by Elaine A. Kule
Home for Christmas by Andrew Greeley
The Girls From Ames by

Monday, June 21, 2010

Read You Own Books Challenge 2010




January 1-December 31, 2010

Jenn is hosting the Read Your Own Books Challenge for 2010. She writes:

For 2010, I am planning to continue with the RYOB (Read Your Own Books) challenge! The rules are simple:

Pick a number of books you’d like to read in one year
Choose those books from your OWN collection
Read them between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010
And, that’s it!
Some other guidelines for this challenge:
Re-Reads are NOT allowed (the challenge is to get more of your own books read that have been sitting there waiting!)
Audiobooks & e-books ARE allowed
You do NOT need a blog to participate



1 Froggy Bakes a Cake - Jonathan London
2 FroggyGets Dressed - Jonathan London
3 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words - Harriett Ruderman
4 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
5 Corrigans Pool by Dot Ryan
6 The Essential Cooking Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris


Princess in the Spotlight - Meg Cabot
Knock Off - Rhonda Pollero
Knit One, Kill 2 - Maggie Sefton
Fool Me Once - Fern Michael
Murder and the First Lady - Elliott Roosevelt
Rediscovering God in America - Newt Gingrich
Twilight Whispers (audio) - Barbara Delinsky
On the Move (NASCAR) - Pam Britton
Free Fall - Fern Michaels
The Tale of the Holly How - Susan Wittig Albert

1st In A Series 2010






This challenges was previously hosted by J. Kaye's Book Blog. When J. Kaye kindly offered to let Royal Reviews take over running this host we jumped at the chance.

As so many of us love reading our series this one gives you the chance to include them in your challenges. As with all our other challenges there are various levels from the Curious to the Obsessed. If you start out at the Curious level and find yourself on the Addicted level then just change you post accordingly.


Challenge Guidelines:
1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

-- Curious– Read 3 novels that are first in a series.

-- Fascinated – Read 6 novels that are first in a series.

-- Addicted – Read 12 novels that are first in a series.

-- Obsessed – Read 20 novels that are first in a series.

3. Any genre counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to the post about the 1st in a Series Challenge. Include the URL so that other participants can find join in and read your reviews and post.



1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
2 A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer

3
4
5


The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt

Reading From My Shelves Project in 2010




January 1 - December 31, 2010


Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea is hosting the Reading From My Shelves Project in 2010. Diane writes:

So with 2010 just around the corner, I've decided to try to lessen the weight on my bookshelves, by reading books from my shelves, and then passing the books on to someone else: a friend, relative, the library, used book store, swap them, just as long as the book leaves my house once it has been read. I'm setting an ambitious goal of (75 books).

To participate:

grab the button
decide how many books you want to read from your shelves (minimum of 20 - no maximum)

find a new home for the books once you read them
post the titles and the authors of books you've read and passed on
Learn more and sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.



1 Froggy Bakes a Cake - Jonathan London
2 Froggy Gets Dressed - Jonathan London
3 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words - Harriett Ruderman
4 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
5 Corrigans Pool by Dot Ryan
6 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
7 The Essential Event Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris
8 Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson
9 The Essential Cooking Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris

10
11
12
13
14
15



Princess in the Spotlight - Meg Cabot
Knock Off - Rhonda Pollero
Knit One, Kill 2 - Maggie Sefton
Fool Me Once - Fern Michael
Murder and the First Lady - Elliott Roosevelt
Rediscovering God in America - Newt Gingrich
Twilight Whispers (audio) - Barbara Delinsky
On the Move (NASCAR) - Pam Britton
Free Fall - Fern Michaels
The Tale of the Holly How - Susan Wittig Albert
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt
Savor the Moments by Nora Roberts

TBR Challenge 2010


TBR Challenge 2010




January 1 - December 31, 2010




Jenn has a new home for the TBR Challenge for 2010. Here is the information about this challenge:

** Pick 12 books – one for each month of the year - that you’ve been wanting to read (that have been on your “To Be Read” list) for 6 months or longer, but haven’t gotten around to.
** OPTIONAL: Create a list of 12 “Alternates” (books you could substitute for your challenge books, given that a particular one doesn’t grab you at the time)
** Then, starting January 1, read one of these books from your list each month, ending December 31. )
(for more information, please read the challenge FAQs)

Additional rules/guidelines for this challenge:
* the challenge is to read 12 TBR books in 12 months — you can read those all in one month if you want, or one a month, or however you wanna do it.
* you should have a list posted somewhere for others to see* you CANNOT change your list after January 1st, of the current year!!!
* you can create an Alternates list of MAXIMUM 12 books, if you want, in order to have options to choose from (you can read these in place of books on your original list).
* audiobooks and e-books ARE allowed* re-reads are NOT allowed, as they aren’t TRUE “TBRs”
* you CAN overlap with other challenges
* OPTIONAL: you can join the Yahoo! Group created for participants of the TBR Challenge, if you want to have a place to keep your list, or just to share with others about how you’re doing!

Learn more on the post about the challenge

1 Froggy Bakes a Cake - Jonathan London
2 Froggy Gets Dressed - Jonathan London
3 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words - Harriett Ruderman
4 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
5 Corrigans Pool by Dot Ryan
6 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
7 The Essential Event Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris
8 Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson
9 The Essential Cooking Planning Kit by Godfrey Harris

10



Princess in the Spotlight - Meg Cabot
Knock Off - Rhonda Pollero
Knit One, Kill 2 - Maggie Sefton
Fool Me Once - Fern Michael
Murder and the First Lady - Elliott Roosevelt
Rediscovering God in America - Newt Gingrich
Twilight Whispers (audio) - Barbara Delinsky
On the Move (NASCAR) - Pam Britton
Free Fall - Fern Michaels
The Tale of the Holly How - Susan Wittig Albert
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt
Savor the Moments by Nora Roberts

P B and J Challenge



No Time Limit


Becky at Becky's Book Reviews is hosting the P.B. and J.Challenge - it's all about reading picture books and juvenile literature. There are no set number of books and no time limit - participants create their own, individualized challenge...the only "rule" is the books must either be picture books or juvenile literature. Becky says:


This "challenge" is to just incorporate the good stuff into your reading lifestyle. It's for all ages. It would be a great challenge for parents or grandparents, a place to discuss the books you read with your kids or grandkids. (Or if you're an aunt or uncle, those books shared with your "favorite" niece or nephew.) But kids are not a requirement by any means. All are welcome. All book lovers are welcome that is!


Go to the post about this challenge to read more. Becky has also started a social network for all participants.


1 My Great Aunt Phibian - Sherry Gerstein (Frog on Cover)
2 Frog In The Kitchen Sink - Jim Post(Animal in title)
3 Little Tad Grows Up - Giuliano Ferri
4 One Frog Sang - Shirley Parenteau
5 Froggy Rides a Bike - Jonathan London
6 Curious George Tadpole Trouble – Mark London Williams
7 Hungary Harry - Joanne Partis
8 Hop on Pop – Dr. Seuss
9 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Dr. Seuss
10 Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Richard and Florence Atwater (Audio)
11 Gerald R. Ford: Thirty-eight President, 1974-1977 - Mike Venezia
12 Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale – Jan Carl
13 Dumpy to the Rescue - Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton
14 The Trellis and the Seed (Audio) - Jan Karon
15 Froggy Bakes a Cake - Jonathan London
16 Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
17 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words by Harriett Ruderman
18 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
19 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
20 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
21 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
22 The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
23 The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah by Janet Nolan
24 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
25 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter
26 Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
27 Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't) by Barbara Barrent
28 Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson
29 Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
30 A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer
31 One Frog Too Many by Mercer Mayer

32
33
34
35

What an Animal III Challenge (March 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011)


Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews will be hosting the third installment of the What An Animal Challenge as Kristi (Passion for the Page) will no longer be able to host.



Here are the guidelines:


1. Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:



a. there is an animal in the title of the book



b. there is an animal on the cover of the book



c. an animal plays a major role in the book



d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).


2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea...



3. You can still sign up after March 1st as long as you can get 6 books read by February 28, 2011 4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.



5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.



6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).



7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.



8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.



To learn more or to sign up (or link up reviews), visit the post about the challenge.




1 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
2 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
3 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
4 The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
5 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
6 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter
7 Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
8 The Jaguar's Jewel (A-Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy
9 Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
10 A Boy, a Dog, A Frog, and A Friend by Mercer Mayer
11 One Frog Too Many by Mercer Mayer

12
13
14
15

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monthly Mixer Mele (Nov 1, 2009 - Nov 2, 2010)

Monthly Mixer Mele

All you have to do is read a book that begins with a letter of each month or read a book that begins with the authors name (first or last name, doesn’t matter).

There are 74 letters so you will have to have 74 different books to complete the challenge. Books can however be used to complete other challenges.

You don’t have to do the months in any kind of order, just fill in books as you go along until you have each letter a book by it.

Challenge begins November 1, 2009 and ends November 2, 2010 so you have a whole year to complete! Lets break out them books and get busy!

N

O

V

E. L. Konigsburg - From The Mixed-Up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Mary Jane Maffini - The Cluttered Corpse

B

E

R



D

E

Cynthia Ozick - The Shawl (Audio)

E

M

B

E

R - Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon - Lisa Papademetroiu



Jonathan London - Froggy Bakes a Cake
Jonathan London - Froggy Gets Dressed
James L. Swanson - Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer(Audio)

Andrew M. Greeley - Star Bright: A Christmas Story

N

U

Abbott, Tony - The Postcard(Audio)

Ryan, Dot - Corrigans Pool

Y



F

E

B

R

U

Andrews, Mary Kay - Savannah Blues(Audio)

R

Y



Macomber, Debbie - Twenty Wishes(Audio)

Annie Bryant - Freestyle with Avery (Audio)

Roberts, Nora - Bed of Roses

C

H



Annie Bryant - Maeve on the Red Carpet(Audio)

Potter, Beatrix - The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

R

I

L



M - Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
The Year Mom Won the Pennant by Matt Christopher


A

Y



J - Playing for Pizza by John Grisham (Audio)
Jump! by Scott M. Fischer


U

N

E



J

U

L

Y


A

U

G

U

S

T



S

E

P

T

E

M

B

E

R



O

C

T

O

B

E

R


If you decide to join me in the 2009/2010 Monthly Mixer Mele, create a post on your blog telling others about this event. In your post, be sure to include the link to this post on your blog. That way others can find their way here and join in the fun!

When you sign up under Mr. Linky, list the direct link to your post where your books will be listed in the URL spot.

No need to link your reviews to here just come back and let us know how your coming along in this same post. :)

The most important thing is to have fun!

Young Readers Reading Challenge for 2010





January 1 - December 31, 2010


Becky of Becky's Book Reviews is hosting the Young Readers Reading Challenge for 2010. The goal is to read 12 children's books. Becky writes:

Think of this as referring to the "E" (Easy) and "J" (Juvenile or Junior) sections of the library.

A list is not required. Choose what you like. Choose as you go. Or plan it all out now. Whatever you want.

Learn more and sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.

1 Froggy Bakes a Cake - Jonathan London
2 Froggy Gets Dressed - Jonathan London
3 The Laceyville Monkeys: Say the Right Words - Harriett Ruderman
4 The Turkey's Treat by Marie Sanderlin Metroke
5 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
6 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
7 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
8 The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter
9 The St. Patrick's Day Shillelah by Janet Nolan
10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
11 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter
12 Jamboree Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
13 Miss Brooks Loves Books ! (and I don't) by Barbara Barrent
14 Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson
15 Jump! by Scott M. Fischer

Buy One Book and Read It 2010




January 1 - December 31, 2010

Amy of My Friend Amy is hosting the Buy One Book and Read It Challenge in 2010.
Here's what she says:

Buy One Book and Read It was started when I realized over 50% of Americans had not read a single book in a year. This is the most disturbing news possible to a book lover like myself, so I wanted to encourage an easy fun way to make sure people read a book in a year!
And it's back! With options!
This year there are three levels of participation:
Level One!Buy one book and read it before December 31st, 2010.
Level Two!Buy six books and read them before December 31st, 2010.
Level ThreeBuy 12 books and read them before December 31st, 2010.
Options:To add a little twist to this year's challenge you are encouraged to choose one of the following options to add to your level.
Indie Option--Make sure the book or books you buy are purchased at an independent bookstore.
Book Blogger Option--Buy only books you learn about on book blogs.


1 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (March 2010)
2 Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich (April 2010)

3 Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
4
5

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Romance Reading Challenge 2010





January 1 - December 31, 2010



Naida of The Bookworm is hosting the Romance Reading Challenge again in 2010. Here's what she says:



I'm happy to say that my Romance Reading Challenge is going into it's third year! Wow! Thank you all who have joined and read and posted thier reviews. That's amazing to me, that I started a challenge and other bloggers joined up and participated, it's really great. I hope you will sign up again this year. So, without further ado, here's the rules:


1. "Romance" isn't limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.


2. Choose at least 5 novels to read. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine.

3. Read them at your own pace in 2010 then post the link to your review(s).



1 Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
2 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
3 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
4 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
5 Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich
6 Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd(Audio)
7 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
8
9
10


Twilight Whispers (audio) - Barbara Delinsky
On the Move (NASCAR) - Pam Britton

Romance Challenge 2010




January 1 - December 31, 2010


The Royal Reviews is hosting the Royals Romance Challenge for 2010. They write:
This is the second year we have run the Romance Reading Challenge.


Although this year it will be a little different with more options for those die hard lovers of Romance novels. This challenge includes all sub genres of Romance i.e. paranormal, young adult, historical etc. So this should give you plenty of options.


Challenge Guidelines:
Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section on the post about the challenge.

Any book format counts.

You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.


There are four levels of participation:
Curious – Read 3 Romance Fiction novels.
Fascinated – Read 6 Romance Fiction novels.
Addicted – Read 12 Romance Fiction novels.
Obsessed – Read 20 Romance Fiction novels.


Want to join? Visit the post about the challenge.



1 Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews(Audio)
2 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
3 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
4 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)
5 Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich
6 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio)



Twilight Whispers (audio) - Barbara Delinsky
On the Move (NASCAR) - Pam Britton

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge In 2010




January 1 - December 31, 2010


Pearl at Pearl's World of Romance is hosting the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge in 2010.


She writes:
While searching and coming across challenges to join for 2010, I didn't find the contemporary romance reading challenge I was looking for. And what do you do when you don't find what you're looking for? You create it yourself. So here it is...and I hope you will join me in the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2010!


Pearl emphasizes that by contemporary romance she means: 'straight contemporary, so without paranormal, fantasy or time-travel elements. Sexy, steamy contemporaries are eligible and so are category romances. (i.e. Harlequin Blaze, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Super Romances, Silhoutte Desires, etc.)


Guidelines:
Read at least 10 contemporaries

You don't have to pre-select your books, you can just add them as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed. Nothing is set in stone!


The books you choose can crossover into or from other challenges you are participating in.

Pearl will be creating review posts where you can link your own reviews, but reviews are optional. To learn more or join the challenge, visit the post about the challenge.


1 Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (Audio) (March 2010)
2 Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (March 2010)
3 Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio) (April 2010)
4 Hero At Large by Janet Evanovich (April 2010)
5 Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Audio) (May 2010)
6
7
8
9
10