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May Progress – 2014 Reading Challenges

I thought I would share my progress on my reading challenges at the end of the month so everyone can see how I’m doing, for better or worse!  How are you doing on meeting your reading challenges this year?

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TBR Pile

The goal is to read as many books on your shelf as possible, those books that you haven’t started but that you had when 2014 started.

I am participating at the Friendly Hug level, meaning that I am going to try to read 11-20 books that are sitting on my shelves right now!

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
2. Dear Life by Alice Munro
3. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
4. Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin
5. Accused by Lisa Scottoline
6. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
7. Lexicon by Max Barry
8. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
9. One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier
10. Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington (not yet reviewed)

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The Classics

The challenge is to read classics (must have been published prior to 1980) this year and I am signing up to read 3 .

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Nonfiction

The goal is to read more non-fiction books.  I signed up for the Explorer level, with the goal of reading 6-10 non-fiction books.

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland
2. The Adventures of Henry Thoreau by Michael Sims
3. The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
4. The Remedy by Thomas Goetz
5. March: Book One by John Lewis
6. The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

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Cruisin’ Through the Cozies

I signed up for the Super Sleuth level and will try to read 13-20 books for this challenge.

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin
2. Accused by Lisa Scottoline
3. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
4. Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs
5. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
6. Killer Physique by G.A. McKevett
7. Buried in a Book by Lucy  Arlington (not yet reviewed)
8. Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart (not yet reviewed)
9. Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum

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Chunksters 

Chunksters are adult or young adult books that are over 450 pages in length.  My goal is to read 10 chunksters this year.

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
2. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
3. The Son by Philipp Meyer
4. Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies
5. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
6. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
7. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
8. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
9. Under the Wide and Starry Sky  by Nancy Horan

 

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What’s in a Name?

The goal is to read a book that has the following in its title (for a total of books):

  1. Reference to Time – Split Second by David Baldacci
  2. Position of Royalty
  3. A Number Written in Letters – The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
  4. Forename (or names) – Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies
  5. Type or Element of Weather – The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
  6. A School Subject –  A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland

i love library booksLibrary Books Reading Challenge 

The goal is to read books from your local library.  I signed up for the Just Insert IV level with the goal of reading 50 books from the library.

What I’ve Read So Far:

1. Heaven is High by Kate Wilhelm
2. Damned if You Do 
by Robert B. Parker & Helen Brann
3. The Impossible Knife of Memory 
by Laurie Halse Anderson
4. The Lowland
 by Jhumpa Lahiri
5. The Signature of All Things 
by Elizabeth Gilbert
6. The Cold Cold Ground
 by Adrian McKinty
7. I Hear Sirens in the Street 
by Adrian McKinty
8. Matched 
by Ally Condie
9. Crossed 
by Ally Condie
10. Reached 
by Ally Condie
11. The Son 
by Philipp Meyer
12. Belle Cora 
by Phillip Margulies
13. A Little History of Literature
 by John Sutherland
14. Counting by 7s 
by Holly Goldberg Sloan
15. Killer 
by Jonathan Kellerman
16. Beautiful Creatures 
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
17. Beautiful Darkness 
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
18. Beautiful Chaos 
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
19. Beautiful Redemption 
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
20. Perfect 
by Rachel Joyce
21. A Star for Mrs. Blake 
by April Smith
22. Steeped in Evil 
by Laura Childs
23. Blackberry Pie Murder
 by Joanne Fluke
24. Adventures of Henry Thoreau by Michael Sims
25. The Boy on the Wooden Box 
by John Lewis
26. Under the Wide and Starry Sky 
by Nancy Horan
27. Killer Physique 
by G.A. McKevett
28. By Its Cover 
by Donna Leone
29. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry 
by Gabrielle Zevin
30. The Reading Circle 
by Ashton Lee
31. Brass Verdict 
by Michael Connelly
32. The Reversal 
by Michael Connelly
33. Will & Whit 
by Laura Lee Gulledge
34. March: Book One 
by John Lewis
35. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass 
by Meg Medina
36. The Word Exchange 
by Alena Graedon
37. Chestnut Street 
by Maeve Binchy
38. The Fifth Witness 
by Michael Connelly
39. The Target 
by David Baldacci (not yet reviewed)
40. Unlucky 13  
by James Patterson (not yet reviewed)
41. Gods of Guilt 
by Michael Connelly (not yet reviewed)
42. Death at the Door 
by Carolyn Hart (not yet reviewed)
43. We Were Liars 
by E. Lockhart
44. Robert B Parker’s Cheap Shot 
by Ace Atkins (not yet reviewed)
45. The Hit  
by David Baldacci
46. Split Second
 by David Baldacci
47. Field of Prey 
by John Sanford (not yet reviewed)

100 books in a year

100 Books in a Year

The challenge is to read 100 fiction books in a year – any genre and any format.

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
2. Heaven is High by Kate Wilhelm
3. Damned if You Do by Robert B. Parker & Helen Brann
4. Dear Life by Alice Munro
5. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
6. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
7. Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin
8. Accused by Lisa Scottoline
9. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
10. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
11. The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
12. I Hear Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty
13. Matched by Ally Condie
14. Crossed by Ally Condie
15. Reached by Ally Condie
16. The Son by Philipp Meyer
17. Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies
18. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
19. Killer by Jonathan Kellerman
20.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
21. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
22. Orfeo by Richard Powers
23. Lexicon by Max Barry
24. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
25. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
26. Island of Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
27. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
28. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
29. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
30. Perfect by Rachel Joyce
31. A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
32. Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs
33. Blackberry Pie Murder by  Joanne Fluke
34. In the Morning I’ll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty
35. One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier
36. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
37. Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
38. Killer Physique by G.A. McKevett
39. By Its Cover by Donna Leone
40. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
41. The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee
42. Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
43. The Reversal by Michael Connelly
44. Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington (not yet reviewed)
45. Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge
46. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
47. The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
48. The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
49. Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
50. The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
51. The Target by David Baldacci (not yet reviewed)
52. Unlucky 13  by James Patterson (not yet reviewed)
53. Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (not yet reviewed)
54. Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart (not yet reviewed)
55. Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum
56. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
57. Robert B Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins (not yet reviewed)
58. The Hit  by David Baldacci
59. Split Second by David Baldacci
60. Field of Prey by John Sanford (not yet reviewed)
61. Hollow Girl  by Reed Farrel Coleman (not yet reviewed)

 

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You Read How Many Books?

How many books can I read in a year – any genre and any format?  I signed up for Level 3 with the goal of reading over 200 books in 2014.

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
2. Heaven is High by Kate Wilhelm
3. Damned if You Do by Robert B. Parker & Helen Brann
4. Dear Life by Alice Munro
5. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
6. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
7. Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin
8. Accused by Lisa Scottoline
9. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
10. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
11. The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
12. I Hear Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty
13. Matched by Ally Condie
14. Crossed by Ally Condie
15. Reached by Ally Condie
16. The Son by Philipp Meyer
17. Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies
18. A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland
19. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
20. Killer by Jonathan Kellerman
21.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
22. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
23. Orfeo by Richard Powers
24. Lexicon by Max Barry
25. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
26. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
27. Island of Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
28. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
29. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
30. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
31. Perfect by Rachel Joyce
32. A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
33. Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs
34. Blackberry Pie Murder
35. In the Morning I’ll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty
36. One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier
37. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
38. Adventures of Henry Thoreau by Michael Sims
39. The Remedy by Thomas Goetz
40. The Boy on the Wooden Box by John Lewis
41. Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
42. Killer Physique by G.A. McKevett
43. By Its Cover by Donna Leone
44. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
45. The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee
46. Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
47. The Reversal by Michael Connelly
48. Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington (not yet reviewed)
49. Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge
50. March: Book One by John Lewis
51. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
52. The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
53. The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
54. Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
55. The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
56. The Target by David Baldacci (not yet reviewed)
57. Unlucky 13  by James Patterson (not yet reviewed)
58. Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (not yet reviewed)
59. Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart (not yet reviewed)
60. Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum
61. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
62. Robert B Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins (not yet reviewed)
63. The Hit  by David Baldacci
64. The Map Thief  by Michael Blanding
65. Split Second by David Baldacci
66. Field of Prey by John Sanford (not yet reviewed)
67. Hollow Girl  by Reed Farrel Coleman (not yet reviewed)

Tuesday Top Ten

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

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