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January 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 (not yet reviewed)
5. Accused by Lisa Scottoline (not yet reviewed)
6. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (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 (not yet reviewed)

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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:
I’ll start soon!  I promise!

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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 (not yet reviewed)
2. Accused by Lisa Scottoline (not yet reviewed)
3. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (not yet reviewed)

chunkster challenge

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

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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
  2. Position of Royalty
  3. A Number Written in Letters
  4. Forename (or names)
  5. Type or Element of Weather – The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty (not yet reviewed)

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.  I’m trying to meet the goal with just books that I review on the blog.

What I’ve Read So Far:
1. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
2. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
3. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
4. The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty (not yet reviewed)
5. Matched by Ally Condie (not yet reviewed)
6. Crossed by Ally Condie (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 (audio)
3. Damned if You Do by Robert B. Parker & Helen Brann (audio)
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 (not yet reviewed)
8. Accused by Lisa Scottoline (not yet reviewed)
9. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
10. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
11. The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty (not yet reviewed)
12. Matched by Ally Condie (not yet reviewed)
13. Crossed by Ally Condie (not yet reviewed)
14. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (not yet reviewed)
15. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (not yet reviewed)

how many

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 (not yet reviewed)
8. Accused by Lisa Scottoline (not yet reviewed)
9. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
10. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
11. The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty (not yet reviewed)
12. Matched by Ally Condie (not yet reviewed)
13. Crossed by Ally Condie (not yet reviewed)
14. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (not yet reviewed)
15. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (not yet reviewed)

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