Saturday, September 5, 2009

100+ Reading Challenge

*****Updated Sept 05/09******

Well I've done it - I hit 100 yesterday. And by some strange twist of fate, #100 was the latest by my favourite author!! First challenge ever attempted, so I feel pretty good about finishing it. But just for fun, I'll keep adding to it and see where I finish up....

I've decided to throw my hat in the ring and Join the 100+ Reading Challenge hosted by J.Kaye's Book Blog. I think I'll just aim for 100! And this will be where I keep track of them - with links to my reviews.

1. Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell
2. The Charlemagne Pursuit - Steve Berry
3. The Friday Night Knitting Club
4. Cross Country
5. Love and Other Natural Disasters
6. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
7. A Long Stone's Throw
8. The Chalk Circle Man
9. Freeman Walker
10. Breakfast at Sally's
11. Plum Spooky
12. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
13. I Love You, Beth Cooper
14. Little Pink House
15. Houston, We Have a Problema
16. Apologize, Apologize
17. Little Bee
18. Got You Back
19. Drood
20. Beat the Reaper
21. The Lost City of Z
22. Above the Law
23. Breaking Lorca
24. Darkness at the Stroke of Noon
25. The Engine 2 Diet
26. Welcome to the Departure Lounge
27. Letters Between Us
28. Galway Bay
29. The Makedown
30. Mutiny on the Bounty
31. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home
32. The Redeemer
33. A Reliable Wife
34. Still Life
35. An Offer You Can't Refuse
36. Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet
38. Linen, Wool, Cotton
39. BoneMan's Daughters
40. Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word
41. Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts
42. Six Months in Sudan
43. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
44. Case Histories
45. Follow Me
46. The Calling
47. Socks From the Toe Up
48. Fire Me
49. The Alexander Cipher
50. The Crossing Places
51. Four Corners of the Sky
52. To My Senses
53. Holly's Inbox
54. The Little Stranger
55. Crazy for the Storm
56. Mating Habits of the North American WASP
57. Right of Thirst
58. Miranda's Big Mistake
59. The G-Free Diet
60. The Good Mayor
61. The Scarecrow
62. Secrets to Happiness
63. Gone Tomorrow
64. Run for Your Life
65. Best Intentions
66. Die For You
67. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
68. Far North
69. Priceless Memories
70. Sunnyside Blues
71. A Worthy Legacy
72. The Castaways
73. The Neighbor
74. The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns
75. The 8th Confession
76. Library of the Dead
77. Ravens
78. Blind Eye
79. First Family
80. The Price of Love
81. Living Beauty
82. The Divorce Party
83. How Not to Look Old
84. Cemetery Dance
85. The Angel's Game
86. Start and Run a Real Home-Based Business
87. Fragile Things
88. The Penny Pinchers Club
89. The Horse Boy
90. Do the Web Write
91. Twenties Girl
92. The Doomsday Key
93. The Book of Unholy Mischief
94. The Way Home
95. Lux's Practical Erotica Adventures
96. Fear the Worst
97. Millie's Fling
98. The Juror
99. Swimsuit
100!! The Wife's Tale

101. Swan For the Money
102. Jack Wakes Up
103. Galore
104. It Can Happen to You
105. Friends Like These
106. Benny & Shrimp
107. Confessions of a Trauma Junkie
108. Waiting for Columbus
109. Starting Over
110. Alex Cross's Trial
111. The Law of Nines
112. Ripley's Belive it or Not - Seeing is Believing
113. A Circle of Souls
114. Mathilda Savitch
115. Nine Dragons
116. The Alibi
117. Angels
118.No Impact Man
119. In Color
120. Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind
121. Real Simple Solutions
123. Scranton The Electric City
124. Intent to Kill
125. Trauma Farm
126. Step Back from the Baggage Claim
127. Sesame Street: A Celebration
128. The Taken
129. The Murder of King Tut
130. Norman Rockwell - Behind the Camera
131. Genesis
132. A Touch of Dead
133. Bear Portraits
134. Perfect Timing
135. Everything Sucks
136. One Hundred Butterflies
137. Detectives Don't Wear Seatbelts
138. Alex & Me
139. The Brightest Star in the Sky
140. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
141. i am neurotic
142. True Blue - David Baldacci
143. Secrets of a Christmas Box - Steven Hornby
144. Wishin' and Hopin' - Wally Lamb
145. A Christmas Promise - Anne Perry


Tricia said...

I'm going to join this one too. I didn't make 100 in 2008, but I'm hoping to in 2009!

Anonymous said...

Gee, I am so taking my time to welcome you to this challenge. You've already joined the Yahoo! I am soooo behind!

Anonymous said...

Mom - I don't know how you read so much! I think I would be at 5 by the end of the year. Although, I read through Inside-Out Girl in about a week! It was so good!

Unknown said...

I have a serious problem, I am a member of"Biblioholics Anonymous". We cannnot really meet because if someone talks it annoys us and we read so fast that if some one wants to sit and talk on and on about the book, it is interesting, but, I am just waiting to start the book on my bedside table. Just joshing, but, I read 100 plus in 2008, the library computer shows 89 and I use another library also to add to it. I do not have enough money to buy books so I depend on libraries. Unfortunately, the libraries near to me are not big enough to buy books fast enough to keep me in books (the new ones). However, God Bless our libraries, I have no idea what I would do without them. My ex husband and my present husband both were and are heavy readers also, that helps too.

Cynthia said...

As one bookworm to another, I think this challenge will be fun.
First let me run over and find
out the details.

christine (booktumbling) said...

Congratulations - quite an accomplishment!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, we need to get some Demo Tapes on that list of yours!

Congratulations on hitting 100 read. I'll be lucky to hit 100 for the year, and I'm not terribly happy about that. I miss reading more, but this author stuff takes up my reading time!

(btw, VERY sad article you sent the link to. That's why people encourage cyclists to NOT argue and stay cool. I'm too emotional and would probably argue, so no judgment from ME! Just sadness.)

Baba said...

Congratulations! I also am trying to complete this challenge. Unfortunately I statrted in July or August of thsi year so I'm no entirely optimistic about completing 100 books by teh end of 2009, but I will try!!

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!!

Susan said...

Congratulations! I "finished" this challenge as well, although I'll just keep on reading like the good little book-a-holic I am :)

Patti V. said...

I am so impressed. You amaze me!!

Tricia said...

I just finished today. Woo hoo! Congrats Luanne!