2009 100+ Book Challenge!

100_challengeThe 2009 100+ Book Challenge!

I’m going to attempt the 100+ Book Challenge for 2009. How close will I come to finishing? Stay tuned find out!

Challenge goal: read 100 books!

  1. The Raw Shark Texts, by Steven Hall, 428 pages
  2. Phineas L. MacQuire Blasts Off!, by Frances O’Roark Dowell, 208 pages
  3. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, by Lynne Jonell, 346 pages, library challenge, young adult challenge
  4. The Stupidest Angel:  A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, by Christopher Moore
  5. Junie B. Jones: Boss of Lunch,  Barbara Park 77 pages
  6. The Eight, by Katherine Neville, 598 pages
  7. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl, by Stacey O’Brien, 229 pages, library challenge
  8. In the Woods, by Tana French, 428 pages, police procedural – thriller challenge and library challenge
  9. Dog On It, by Spencer Quinn, 305 pages, private detective mystery
  10. Relic, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, 382 pages, March 7
  11. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, 311 pages, March 9
  12. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, 552 pages, March 22
  13. Handle With Care, by Jodi Picoult, 477 pages, March 28
  14. Testimony, by Anita Shreve, 305 pages, April 21
  15. Lost Souls, by Lisa Jackson, 432 pages, April 28
  16. Absolute Fear, by Lisa Jackson, 404 pages, May 22
  17. The Woods, by Harlan Coben, 324 pages, May25
  18. The Old Willis Place:  A Ghost Story, by Mary Downing Hahn, 199 pages (May 30)
  19. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, 312 pages, June 6
  20. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, 288 pages, June 11
  21. The Sims 3 Prima Official Game Guide, by Catherine Browne, 256 pages, June 12
  22. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, 374 pages, June 14
  23. Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld, 425 pages,  June 19
  24. The Wednesday Sisters, by Meg Waite Clayton, June 30, 306 pages
  25. Shift, by Jennifer Bradbury, 245 pages, July 3
  26. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, by Joshilyn Jackson, 308 pages, July 9
  27. Diamond Willow, by Helen Frost 111 pages, July 11
  28. New Moon, by Stephanie Meyer, 563 pages, July 22
  29. The Leanin’ Dog, by K.A. Nuzum, 250 pages, July 26
  30. Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale, 144 pages, July 27
  31. Fragment, by Warren Fahy, 356 pages, July 28
  32. 11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System, by David Aguilar, 48 pages, July 29
  33. The Blue Notebook, by James A. Levine, 210 pages
  34. Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris, 310 pages, August 9
  35. Shooting the Moon, Frances O’Roark Dowell, 163 pages, August 11
  36. Skeleton Creek, by Patrick Carman, 186 pages, August 13
  37. Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka, by Jon Scieszka, 106 pages, August 14
  38. Beneath My Mother’s Feet, by Amjed Qamar, 198 pgaes, August 16
  39. Hidden Roots, by Joseph Bruchac, 136 pages
  40. Found, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, 314 pages, August 18
  41. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, 391 pages, September
  42. Dork Diaries, by Rachel Renee Russell, 282 pages, September 12
  43. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, 508 pages, September 30
  44. The Impostor’s Daughter, by Laurie Sandell, 247 pages, October
  45. The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg, 176 pages, October 24
  46. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, 180 pages, October 24
  47. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, 233 pages, October 24
  48. The Strain, by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hoga, 401 pages, October 31
  49. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel, 240 pages, November 2
  50. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, 342 pages, November 15
  51. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling, audio book, November 17
  52. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi, 153 pages, November
  53. The Sims 3 World Adventures Prima Guide, by Catherine Browne, 224 pages, November 28, 2009
  54. The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, 374 pages, December 13, 2009
  55. Skim, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, 143 pages, December 14
  56. We Are on our Own : A memoir, by Miriam  Katin, 129 pages, December 15
  57. Pretties, by Scott Westerfeld, 370 pages, December 30
  58. The Eternal Smile, by Gene Luen Yang, 170 pages, December 31
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4 Responses

  1. Wanted to stop in and welcome you to the 100+ Reading Challenge. If you haven’t already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.

    Also, the links to post your reviews are up in the right sidebar at J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

    Sorry I am so late with this message!

  2. Thanks!

  3. This is a nice challenge. When I was book to school, I probably fulfilled it by reading 4 fiction books per week on average, a bookworm indeed. Then, law school kicked in, and I had no time for fiction, sadly, but looking forward to going back to it. Do you have A favorite book?

  4. AspiringArtists – When I was in school for my masters and then teaching grad school (on top of my regular job) I also found it difficult, if not impossible, to read books for pleasure. I’m so glad to be at a point in my life where I am back to reading books for me. One of my favorite books was from last year, The Art of Racing in the Rain. I love dogs, so that is why that book stuck with me. The year, I love Hunger Games, and Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

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