Jan 022012
 
Time to clear out the challenge page and make room for 2012. Here are all the 2011 challenges I completed.
 
11 From 11 During 11
11 from 11 during 11 reading challenge hosted by The BooKrushers. The challenge is to read 11 books during 2011 that were published in 2011.
This challenge runs Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2011.
Progress:
1. thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything by Leah Dieterich
2. Before Cain Strikes by Joshua Corin
3. Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson
4. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
5. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
6. Dance Lessons: A Novel by Aine Greaney
7. Love Letters by Geraldine Solon
8. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain
9. Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew by Stuart Ross
10. Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
11. Equations of Life by Simon Morden

Completed effective March 21, 2011.

ARC Reading Challenge 2011

The ARC Reading Challenge 2011 hosted by So Many Precious Books, So Little Time.
This challenge runs Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2011.

For this challenge, the term ARC is used loosely and means any book a publisher or author gives you with the expectation that you review it.

There are 4 levels, and I am aiming for the highest at Level Platinum – Read 30 ARCs.

Progress:
1. Desserts 4 Today by Abigail Johnson Dodge
2. Dining with the Dollar Diva by Elizabeth Fisher
3. Future Files: A Brief History of the Next 50 Years by Richard Watson
4. thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything by Leah Dieterich
5. Before Cain Strikes by Joshua Corin
6. Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson
7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
8. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
9. Dance Lessons: A Novel by Aine Greaney
10. Love Letters by Geraldine Solon
11. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain
12. Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew by Stuart Ross
Reached Level Bronze.
13. Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
14. Equations of Life by Simon Morden
15. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
16. Snow Burn by Joel Arnold
17. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
18. Galore by Michael Crummey
19. The Secret of A Spicy Jalapeno by Charlie Courtland
20. Slate by Brian Rowe
21. Smuggled by Christina Shea
22. The Prophecy by Alison O’Neill Hess
23. A Small Hotel: A Novel by Robert Olen Butler
24. Cameo the Assassin by Dawn McCullogh-White
Reached Level Silver.
25. Faking Smart!: Get Hired, Get Promoted and Become a V.P. in Six Short Weeks – Guaranteed! by Karl Wolfbrooks Ager and Martin Fossum
Reached Level Gold.
26. In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault 
27. Theories of Flight by Simon Morden
28. Other People’s Heroes by Blake Petit
29. Don’t Breathe a Word: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
30.  Riversong by Tess Hardwick
Completed challenge at Platinum level on May 18, 2011.

100 Book Challenges:
These challenges run Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2011.
Progress: Completed 100 books on May 31, 2011.

The 100+ Challenge hosted by Home Girl’s Book Blog.

The 100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge 2011 hosted by Book Chick City.

The 100+ Reading Challenge 2011 hosted by My Overstuffed Bookshelf.

The Canadian Book Challenge 4

The Canadian Book Challenge 4 hosted by The Book Mine Set.
This challenge ran July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011.

For this challenge, books written by Canadian authors (by birth or immigration), be written about Canada, or be set in Canada. The ultimate goal is to read 13 Canadian books. Each book read moves you up the mountain from peak to peak.
Progress:
1. The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis – Glen Valley level
2. Room by Emma Donoghue – White Hill level
3. Waiting for Joe by Sandra Birdsell – Ishpatina Ridge level
4. The Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers – Mount Carleton level
5. Snow Burn by Joel Arnold – Baldy Mountain level
6. Leon the Chameleon by Melanie Watt – Cypress Hills level
7. Galore by Michael Crummey – Mont D’Iberville level 
8. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens – Mount Caubvick level 
9. Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew by Stuart Ross – Barbbeau Park level
10. Bury Your Dead (Armand Gamache #6) by Louise Penny – Mount Nirvana level
Didn’t quite make it. But a very respectable finish. 

Audiobook Challenge:

2011 Audio Book Challenge hosted by Teresa’s Reading Corner.

This challenge runs Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2011.

There are four levels, and I am aiming for the highest level: Obsessed – 20 audio books or more.

Progress:
1. Heat Wave 
2. Nerve Damage
3. Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron
Reached Curious level in Feb.
4. Pandora’s Daughter
5. Naked Heat by Richard Castle
6. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Reached Fascinated level in Mar.

7. Death of a Gentle Lady by M C Beaton
8. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
9. Shade (Shade #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready
10. Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld #11) by Kelley Armstrong
11. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
12. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Steifvater
Reached Addicted level in July.
13. Double Minds by Terri Blackstock
14. Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice #1) by Joseph Delaney
15. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
16. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
17. Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday by Laura Bennett
18. Ripple Effect (Time Thriller Trilogy #1) by Paul McCusker
19. Kiss by Ted Dekker
20. Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer     
Reached Obsessed level in August.

2011 E-book Reading Challenge

The 2011 E-book Challenge hosted by The Ladybug Reads.
This challenge runs Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2011.

There are 7 levels, and I am aiming for the highest: Monomaniacal – read 100 e-books.

Progress:
1. Desserts 4 Today by Abigail Johnson Dodge
2. Dining with the Dollar Diva by Elizabeth Fisher
3. Future Files: A Brief History of the Next 50 Years by Richard Watson
Reached curious level.
4. thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything by Leah Dieterich
5. Before Cain Strikes by Joshua Corin
6. Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson
Reached Fascinated level.
7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
8. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
9. Dance Lessons: A Novel by Aine Greaney
10. Love Letters by Geraldine Solon
11. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain
12. Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew by Stuart Ross
Reached Addicted level.
13. Equations of Life by Simon Morden
14. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens 
15. Snow Burn by Joel Arnold
16. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
17. Galore by Michael Crummey
18. The Secret of A Spicy Jalapeno by Charlie Courtland
19. Slate by Brian Rowe
20. The End of Marking Time by CJ West
Reached Obsessed level.
21. Smuggled by Christina Shea
22. The Prophecy by Alison O’Neill Hess
23. A Small Hotel: A Novel by Robert Olen Butler
24. Cameo the Assassin by Dawn McCullogh-White
25. In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault
26. Theories of Flight by Simon Morden
27. Soaring by Flavio Olcese
28. Other People’s Heroes by Blake Petit
29. Don’t Breathe a Word: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
30. The Abandoned (The Graveyard Queen Prequel) by Amanda Stevens
31.  Riversong by Tess Hardwick
32. Chasing the Nightbird by Krista Russell
33. Predators of Darkness (Darkness Series #1) by Leonard D Hilley II
34. The Advice Girl (Dalara series #1) by L.A. Shaw 
35. Inklings by Aparna Warrier
36. Icarus Rising (Icarus series #1) by David Pauly
37. The Life and Times of Delila by Lindsay Klug
38. S’Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She’s Mailed Him by Adam Chester
39. The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
40. What Ho, Automaton! by Chris Dolley
41. Davi (Tales of Suruale #1) by Roy Booth and Brian Woods
42. Stolen Hearts by Jane Tesh      
43. Frost Moon (Skindancer #1) by Anthony Francis
44. Nia by Mella Reese
45. The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1) by Aimee Carter
46. The Survivors by Amanda Harvard
47. The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert
48. Insight (Insight #1) by Jamie Magee
49. Embody (Insight #2) by Jamie Magee
50. The Rafters (Somnambulist Saga #1) by AC Montgomery
Reached Possessed level.
51. Ashfall (Ashfall #1) by Mike Mullin
52. Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time by Ali Naqvi
53. Machine Man by Max Barry         
54. This Human Condition by Petal Pusher Press 
55. Mind Cafe by Lizzy Ford 
56. Dawn of Avalon by Anna Elliott
57. Redheart (Leland Dragon Series #1) by Jackie Gamber
58. Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess
59. Anasazi Intrigue (The Adventures of John and Julia Evans #1) by Linda Weaver Clarke
60. Across Eternity by Aris Whittier
61. The Angelic Mysteries by James Sanderson
62. Dreams Unleashed by Linda Hawley
63. Cassie by Marcia Lee Laycock
64. The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden
65. Dandelions in the Garden (Countess Elizabeth Bathory #1) by Charlie Courtland
66. The Hidden Will of the Dragon (Countess Elizabeth Bathory #2) by Charlie Courtland
67. The Third by Abel Keogh
68. The Paris Secret by Angela Henry
69. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
70. Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster
71. Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi
72. Dark Corners by Liz Schulte
73. XX (Phoenix Book #1) by KH Lemoyne
74. Betrayal’s Shadow (The Guardians of Eden #1) by KH Lemoyne
75. Warrior Reborn (The Guardians of Eden #2) by KH Lemoyne
Reached Fanatical level.
76. The Trust by Sean Keefer
77. The Witch Queen’s Secret by Anna Elliot
78. Space Junque (Apocalypto #1) by LK Rigel
79. Spiderwork (Apocalypto #2) by LK Rigel
80. Bleeder (Apocalypto #3) by LK Rigel
81. Nether by Jason Beymer
82. Without Mercy by Belinda Boring 
83. Motion to Kill (Lou Mason #1) by Joel Goldman
84. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
85. Napier’s Bones by Derryl Murphy
86. The Last Witness (Lou Mason #2) by Joel Goldman
87. Townhouse by Brian Rowe
88. A Line in the Ice by Jamie Craig
89. The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker
90. The Gift of Illusion: A Thriller by Richard Brown
91. Quarter Square (Wild Times #1) by David Bridger
92. The Egyptian (Dominic Grey #2) by Layton Green
93. Shades of Gray (Jude Magdalyn #1) by LM Pruitt
94. Beyond the Darkness (Darkness Series #2) by Leonard D Hilley II
95. The Game of Pawns (Darkness Series #3) by Leonard D Hilley II
96. Between the Land and the Sea (Marina’s Tales #1) by Derrolyn Anderson
97. The Moon and the Tide (Marina’s Tales #2) by Derrolyn Anderson   
98. Nightcry by Gregory M Thompson
99. Eternal Knight by Matt Heppe
100. Hot Ticket (Ticket Trilogy #1) by Tracy Marchini
Completed in September 2011. 

  One Response to “2011 Completed Challenges”

  1. What an awesome job. Congratulations.

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