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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Dec 31, 2011 09:11PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9130 comments 2011 Create-Your-Own Reading Challenge

With the year almost ending, most of us have started looking forward to the new year and have some reading goals we really want to reach.

This is the place to Create-Your-Own-Reading Challenge for 2011.

I've used the acronym SMART to explain how you can put yours together.

SPECIFIC - Sure we have goals and resolutions, but for this challenge you need to be specific on what you will read. Are you going for all classics, books of a specific author, books you already own, etc? You set the parameters, but make sure there is one.

MEASURABLE - Please don't say as many as I can read, please :). Knowing the titles in advance is not required, but you need to put a number of books as your goal. This is a requirement to participate in this challenge.

ATTAINABLE - Be realistic for this challenge. I know how we can go overboard, but you know, how many hours you read in a day. Do not set yourself up to fail. On this note, you are only allowed to have one Create-Your-Own Reading Challenge entry.

REWARDING - A tenet I follow everytime I create and/or join a challenge, is that it should be fun. This is not a punishment, but an activity that you really want to do. You get a better chance of completing it, if you are enjoying yourself.

TIME-BOUND - This challenge is good for the whole year. If you want to set a different start and end date, its up to you, but make sure I can see the duration period of your challenge.

Here is the suggested format:

Challenge Title:
Duration:
Number of Books:
Challenge Description:
List of Books: (you can post it in advanced or post as you complete them)

There is it, everyone. Anyone can sign up anytime, although I hope you'll all wait for the first of the year to begin.


message 2: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9130 comments Sabrina Fair wrote: "I'm in! We sign up in here right? I'm going to put a challenge together strictly for books that I own, I have to dig into the pile I've been accumulating."

Yes, this is the place.

If you need ideas, you can check the 2010 Create-your-own-Reading Challenge thread.


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 20, 2011 04:21AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2652 comments READ: 32/55


List of Books:
Acts of Mercy - Mariah Stewart 5/29
An Enchanted Season - Maggie Shayne/Nalini Singh 4/24
Ashes of Midnight - Lara Adrian 4/29
Bad Moon Rising - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Beg for Mercy - Toni Andrews 8/10
Be Still My Vampire Heart - Kerrilyn Sparks
Blood Lines - Tanya Huff
Bloodring - Faith Hunter 1/29
Born of Fire - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Ice - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon 4/17
Breaking Midnight - Emma Holly 2/27
Burning Alive - Shannon Butcher
Call After Midnight - Tess Gerritsen
Covet - J.R. Ward
Dark Hunger - Rita Herron
Dark Slayer - Christine Feehan 2/1
The Darkest Passion - Gena Showalter 7/28
Dawnbreaker - Jocelyn Drake
The Demon You Know - Christine Warren
The Devil Who Tamed her - Johanna Lindsey
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson 6/19
Hidden Fire - Jo Davis
High Stakes - Erin McCarthy 2/27
If He's Wicked - Hannah Howell
If Wishing Made It So - Lucy Finn 8/1
The Immortal Hunter - Lynsay Sands 6/8
Last Dragon Standing - G.A. Aiken 2/26
Lord of Sin - Susan Krinard
Lover Mine - J.R. Ward 3/15
Lucinda Darkly - Sunny
Naked Dragon - Annette Blair 1/17
Night's Rose - Annaliese Evans 1/22
Passion Untamed - Pamela Palmer 3/5
The Phoenix Charm - Helen Scott Taylor 6/9
Possess Me at Midnight - Shayla Black 6/15
Promises in Death - J.D. Robb 4/20
Queen of Song and Souls - C.L. Wilson 11/30
The Renegade Hunter - Lynsay Sands 3/17
A Scotsman in Love - Karen Ranney
Sea Lord - Virginia Kantra 4/21
Seduce Me in Shadow - Shayla Black 4/24
Shifting Plains - Jean Johnson 7/31
Skin Trade - Laurell K. Hamilton 1/21
Skykeepers - Jessica Andersen
Sold to a Laird - Karen Ranney
So Still the Night - Kim Lenox 7/23
Storm Born - Richelle Mead 1/16
Storm of Shadows - Christina Dodd
Storm of Visions - Christina Dodd
Unhallowed Ground - Heather Graham 5/18
Vamps and the City - Kerrilyn Sparks 3/11
The Viking - Margaret Moore
Waking Nightmare - Kylie Brant
Walk on the Wild Side - Christine Warren 5/28


message 4: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Morgan I am in this year I read 108 books so far
I am going for the number of 130
I also want to do the A to Z challegne can I use the same books
In that challenge or do they have to be different book titles


message 5: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9130 comments Barbara wrote:I am in this year I read 108 books so far
I am going for the number of 130
I also want to do the A to Z challegne can I use the same books
In that challenge or do they have to be different book titles "


Yes, you can cross-challenged books.


message 6: by Kim (last edited Jan 05, 2011 08:07PM) (new)

Kim (catmommie) Budget Freeze (Read Before You Buy)
Description: Read books in my TBR pile for challenges, especially ones that I've been indecisive over.
Duration: 01.1.11 through 12.31.11
Number: 25 minimum
List: In progress.



message 7: by ~Vixhen~ (last edited Oct 09, 2011 06:39PM) (new)

~Vixhen~ (Vixhen) | 67 comments Vixhen's Fickle Pickle Challenge

Duration : Jan 1 2011 to Dec 31 2011

Description: I'm really bad when it comes to finishing series. I start with all intentions of finishing that particular series. But then some hot guy shows up on another cover, and I'm following him into a new series. My goal is to finally finish all those unfinished series. I will allow myself one exception only: Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione. I'm sorry when this comes out the end of March 2011, all bets are off, but then I'm right back in the saddle again.

UPDATE 5/15/11 - As my regular book collection is currently overflowing, I have added an addendum to my challenge. I need to read 10 books from my paper stash before 12/31/11. I will list them as I go.

Number of Books: 53

List:

BDB: JR Ward- Lover Unleashed (release date 3/29/10) 1 BOOK

LOTU: Gena Showalter - The Darkest Prison, The Darkest Whisper, The Darkest Angel, The Darkest Passion, The Darkest Lie, The Darkest Secret (3/29/11), The Darkest Surrender 10/11) 7 BOOKS

IAD: Kresley Cole - Dark Desires After Dusk, Kiss of a Demon King, Deep Kiss of Winter, ,Pleasure of a Dark Prince, Demon from the Dark, Dreams of a Dark Warrior (2/15/11) 6 BOOKS

DARK HUNTER: Sherrilyn Kenyon - Redemption (8/8/11) 1 BOOK

THE GUARDIANS OF ETERNITY - Alexandra Ivy:- When Darkness Comes, Darkness Revealed, Darkness Unleashed, Beyond the Darkness, Devoured by Darkness 5 BOOKS

NIGHT HUNTRESS: Jeaniene Frost - This Side of the Grave (2/22/11) 1 BOOK

MOUNTAIN MASTERS - Cherise Sinclair - Master of the Mountain, Master of the Abyss - 2 BOOKS,

NIGHT WATCH – Cynthia Eden: I’ll Be Slaying You, Eternal Flame 2 BOOKS

VAMPIRE QUEEN – Joey W Hill – Vampire Mistress, Vampire Trinity, Vampire Instinct (7/11), 3 BOOKS

FALLEN ANGELS – JR Ward – Crave, Envy (10/1/11) 2 BOOKS

NIGHT TRACKER – Cheyenne McCray- Vampires Not Invited, Zombies Sold Separately 2 books

WICKED LOVERS – Shayla Black – Decadent, Delicious, Surrender to Me (3/1/11), Belong to Me (10/4/11) 4 BOOKS

SUCCUBUS DIARIES – Jill Myles – My Fair Succubi (12/28/10) 1 BOOK

CLARE POINT – VK Forrest – Ravenous (4/1/11) 1 BOOK

DARK KISS TRILOGY - LIZ STRANGE – A Second Chance at Forever 1 BOOK

ANGLER - Annie Nicholas – Bait 1 BOOK

BLACK WOLF GORGE – Gale Stanley – Call of the Wilds, 1 BOOKS

MASTERS OF SHADOWLANDS - Make Me Sir - Cherise Sinclair 1 Book

PAPER BOOKS:

1. The Art of Desire - Cherie Feather
2. Silent Partner - Dina Matos McGreevy
3. Blood on Silk - Marie Treanor
4. Life With My Sister, Madonna - Christopher Ciccone
5. Devil in Winter - Lisa Kleypas
6. Skin Deep - Anna J Evans
7. Hot Mail - Janice Maynard
8. The Last Kiss - Red Garnier
9. Wild For Him - Janelle Denison
10.Desire's Edge - Eve Berlin



message 8: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7292 comments so I failed miserably at my 2010 one, but i'm going to try again...my goal this next year is to diversify the genres I read (outside of the romance ream), that being said, my goal is going to be to read 10 books from several different categories (re-reads don't count but audiobooks do):

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message 9: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9130 comments Sabrina Fair wrote: I put my challenge up, does that look OK? :)
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Looks very good to me. : )


message 10: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7292 comments I call them my 'them's thinkin books ;) i'm actually reading a bio about kennedy right now

Sabrina Fair wrote: "Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "so I failed miserably at my 2010 one, but i'm going to try again...my goal this next year is to diversify the genres I read (outside of the romance ream), tha..."


message 11: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Oct 02, 2011 08:54AM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB RRRC Personal Challenge for 2011:

There are 50 books I have not yet read on the All About Romance Top 100 Romances Poll list for 2010.

I picked 36 of those books to try to read in 2011 :)

1. A Kingdom of Dreams (#21) by Judith McNaught
2. A Knight in Shining Armor: Saga Montgomery (# 71) by Jude Deveraux - 1/17/11, ★★★★
3.A Summer to Remember (#32) by Mary Balogh
4. Ain't She Sweet? (#87) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 1/29/11, ★★★★
5. All Through the Night (#90) by Connie Brockway
6. Almost Heaven (#29) by Judith McNaught
7. And Then He Kissed Her (#99) by Laura Lee Guhrke
8. As You Desire (#48) by Connie Brockway
9. Bound by Your Touch (#96) by Meredith Duran
10. Dreaming of You (#2) by Lisa Kleypas - 10/2/11, ★★★★
11. The Duke of Shadows (#94) by Meredith Duran
12. Honor's Splendour (#39) by Julie Garwood - 3/19/11, ★★★★
13. Lady Sophia's Lover (#56) by Lisa Kleypas
14. The Last Hellion (#66) by Loretta Chase
15. Lord Perfect (# 14) by Loretta Chase
16. More Than a Mistress (#78) by Mary Balogh
17. Morning Glory (#59) by Lavryle Spencer
18. Mr. Impossible (#11) by Loretta Chase
19. My Dearest Enemy (#86) by Connie Brockway
20. Once and Always (#72) by Judith McNaught
21. Passion (#65) by Lisa Valdez - 3/9/11, ★★★
22. The Proposition (#63) by Judith Ivory - 7/29/11, ★★★★1/2
23. The Rake (#91) by Mary Jo Putney
24. Saving Grace (# 84) by Julie Garwood
25. The Secret Pearl (# 41) by Mary Balogh - 6/26/11, ★★★★★
26. See Jane Score (#50) by Rachel Gibson - 7/1/11, ★★★★
27. The Shadow and the Star (#83) by Laura Kinsale
28. Slightly Dangerous (#7) by Mary Balogh
29. Something Wonderful (#62) by Judith McNaught
30. The Spymaster's Lady (#20) by Joanna Bourne
31. Then Came You (#54) by Lisa Kleypas - 9/21/11, ★★★★
32. To Beguile a Beast (#68) by Elizabeth Hoyt
33. To Have and To Hold (#60) by Patricia Gaffney
34. Untie My Heart (#95) by Judith Ivory
35. Whitney, My Love (#38) by Judith McNaught
36. Worth Any Price (#85) by Lisa Kleypas


message 12: by Cassie (last edited Dec 12, 2010 03:01PM) (new)

Cassie (casswish) | 245 comments There are 135 books on my "to-read" pile that were added in 2009...and I actually have all these in my possession! So, this means 135 books I've had sitting around for a year or longer.

My goal is going to be to get 50 of these read and out the door, hopefully by including them into other challenges! I will list them as I go.

0/50 dusty books read


message 13: by Vanessa (last edited Dec 12, 2010 04:02PM) (new)

Vanessa (Vanessamc) | 394 comments I'm not going to make this year's challenge and so I decided to scale down just a bit. I'm woefully behind on the books on my shelf that I own, and so I'll make a list of those.

Challenge Title: My Shelves are a Bustin!!
Duration: January 1, 2011 to December 31st, 2011.
Number of books: 30
Description: I'm not going to make this year's challenge and so I decided to scale down just a bit. I'm woefully behind on the books on my shelf. Here is my preliminary list of books that have been there way too long!!

0/30

1. Prince Charming by Julie Garwood
2. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
3. Ransom by Julie Garwood
4. Dark Emerald by Lisa Jackson
5. Present Danger by Susan Andersen
6. A Whisper in the Dark by Linda Castillo
7. Beyond the Dark by Angela Knight
8. Never Sleep With Strangers by Heather Graham Pozzessere
9. Impulse by Catherine Coulter
10. The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter
11. Midsummer Magic by Catherine Coulter
12. Knight of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
13. Sorceress by Lisa Jackson
14. The Hunt by Allison Brennan
15. A Seduction in Scarlet by Sara Bennett
16. Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran
17. The Dark and Deadly Pool by Joan Lowery Nixon
18. Dead Midnight by Marcia Muller
19. In the Highlander's Bed by Cathy Maxwell
20. Don't Be Afraid by Rebecca Drake
21. Master of Surrender by Karin Tabke
22. Forbidden Magic by Cheyenne McCray
23. Thrill Me to Death by Roxanne St. Claire
24. Die for You by Lisa Unger
25. The Warrior by Sharon Sala
26. When the Laird Returns by Karen Ranney
27. Two by Twilight by Maggie Shayne
28. Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
29. Key to Forever by Christina Skye
30. Scottish Brides by Christina Dodd


message 14: by Tania (last edited Feb 17, 2011 06:26PM) (new)

Tania | 644 comments Challenge Title: Stop surfing and start reading challenge
Duration: 1 January - 31 December
Number of Books:200 books
Challenge Description: The title says it all really. I need to get off the internet and start reading the books I've been collecting. 200 is a stretch but doable.

Read books:

Hell Fire (Corine Solomon, #2) by Ann Aguirre Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax, #2) by Ann Aguirre Naked in Death (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Covet (The Fallen Angels, #1) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) by Karen Chance Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward
Witch Fire (Elemental Witches, #1) by Anya Bast Witch Blood (Elemental Witches, #2) by Anya Bast

List of Books Read:
1. Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre
2. Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
3. Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre
4. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
5. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
6. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
7. Covet by J.R. Ward
8. Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
9. Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
10. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
11. Witch Fire by Anya Bast
12. Witch Blood by Anya Bast


message 15: by Sandy (last edited Mar 21, 2011 07:05PM) (new)

Sandy | 205 comments Challenge Title: Expand My Horizons
Duration: January1 - December 31 2011
Number of Books: 30
Description: Read 1 book each by 30 authors who's work I have never read. Books can be in any genre.


1. Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst 1/1
2. Hard Day's Knight by John G Hartnes 1/7
3. Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins 1/9
4. Fatal Fixer-Upper by Jennie Bentley 1/11
5. Forest of Adventures by Kate M John 1/12
6. Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy 1/13
7. Zapped by Carol Higgins Clark 1/14
8. Love Bites by Tori Carrington 1/16
9. Night Camp by L.C. Evans 1/20
10. Nevada Rose by Jeome Preisler 1/22
11. Quilt As You Go by Arlene Sachitano 1/29
12. The Other Side of Life by Jess C. Scott 2/2
13. X Dames by J.J. Henderson 2/4
14. Black Wings by Christina Henry 2/10
15. Death Has A Name by Jerry Hanel 2/11
16. The Particular Sadness oF Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender 2/12
17. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White 2/13
18. 'Tis Herself by Maureen O'Hara 2/18
19. Lost Empire by Clive Cussler 2/20
20. Lorena McCourtney - Invisible 2/23
21. Kim Wilkins - Giants of the Frost 2/27
22. H.P. Mallory - Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
23. Scott Kenemore - Zombie, Ohio 3/2
24. Jerrilyn Farmer - The Flaming Luau of Death 3/4
25. H. P. Mallory - Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble 3/6
26. Sophie Kelly - Curiosity Thrilled The Cat 3/6
27. Elsbeth Edgar - The Visconti House 3/8
28. Rachel Neumeier - The Floating Islands 3/17
29. Tera Lynn Childs - Forgive My Fins 3/21
30. VJ Chambers - Little Sister Vampire 3/21


message 16: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) (last edited Dec 14, 2010 06:06AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) (Gatadelafuente) | 350 comments Danielle's 2011 RRRC Create Your Own Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1- December 31, 2011
Goal: Read 100 Harlequin/Silhouette Romances of any kind over the year of 2011 out of my tbr pile/collection. Also includes other category romances, such as Loveswept. They can be older or newer, as long as I own them.

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message 17: by Rossy (last edited Dec 13, 2010 02:47PM) (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Learning from last year, i will not center on one genre because of my reading phases.

Challenge Title: New & Started Series
Duration: January 1,2011 to December 31,2011
Number of Books: 100
Challenge Description: I love reading series but i tend to forget about the next releases when they get buried on my TBR pile. This will keep me organized on authors whose series i want to continue and challenge me to try new series in various genres.
List of Books: I'll edit this post with the series i have already started, and will post the new series as i start reading them.

*Gathering series names*


message 19: by Julianna (last edited Nov 06, 2011 10:00AM) (new)

Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 1413 comments I'm in, and since it worked so well for me, I'm going to do the same challenge I completed for 2010 with a little extra add-on.:-)

Challenge Title: 10 Oldest Books from the TBR + Book to Movie Challenge
Duration: January 1,2011 to December 31,2011
Number of Books: 13
Challenge Description: Read the ten oldest books from my GR TBR shelf. I will make an exception for two books that I added not knowing they were later books in a series, and replace them with the first book of that series. I also want to read at least three books that have been made into movies and watch the movie.

10 Oldest from the TBR Shelf:
1.Bad Boys Online by Erin McCarthy (7/12)
2.Fair Game by Diane Farr (9/19)
3.Tea for Two by Cathy Maxwell, Liz Carlyle (5/19)
4.The Gilded Knight by Donna Lea Simpson
5.The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner (8/28)
6.Murder List by Julie Garwood (10/19)
7.Honey and the Hired Hand by Joan Johnston (11/3)
8.Leaping Hearts by Jessica Bird (7/31)
9.Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare (2/16)
10.The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh (5/10)

Completed 9/10
Bad Boys Online by Erin McCarthy Fair Game (Signet Regency Romance) by Diane Farr Tea for Two by Cathy Maxwell The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner Murder List (Buchanan, #4) by Julie Garwood Honey and the Hired Hand (Silhouette Desire, #746) by Joan Johnston Leaping Hearts by Jessica Bird Extreme Exposure (I-Team, #1) by Pamela Clare The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh

Book to Movie: TBD - will post as I go.
1.Sounder by William H. Armstrong (2/24) *MW (6/15) *MW (6/23)
2.Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke (3/9) *MW (3/19)
3.The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis (4/18) *MW (4/24)
4.Love's Enduring Promise by Janette Oke (5/23) *MW (5/28)
5.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (6/14) *MW (6/25)

Read 5/3
*MW = Movie Watched 6/3
Sounder by William H. Armstrong Love Comes Softly (Love Comes Softly, #1) by Janette Oke The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" (The Chronicles of Narnia, #3) by C.S. Lewis Love's Enduring Promise (Love Comes Softly #2) by Janette Oke To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


message 20: by Rachel- Goodbye Borders (last edited Mar 26, 2011 08:06AM) (new)

Rachel- Goodbye Borders | 186 comments I changed it- hope that's ok
Rachel’s NON-FICTION CHALLENGE 1/1/11-12/31/11
Goal: 5 books
Read 5 non-fiction books for 2011. (Since I have a stack that look interesting and they keep piling up)
1.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


message 21: by Jane (last edited Mar 18, 2011 05:41PM) (new)

Jane Carls Challenge Title: The list of books I want to read, but never seem to get to
Duration:jan 1-dec. 31, 2010
Number of Books: 25
Challenge Description: I will read 25 of the books that are sitting on my bookshelves begging for me to make time for them.
List of Books: will post as I go.
1. Cluny Brown


message 22: by Sherrie (last edited Dec 19, 2010 10:22AM) (new)

Sherrie (VampireKisses2) | 48 comments Challenge Title: Death by Chick Lit
Duration: January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 50
Challenge Description: I'm up to my neck in Chick Lit and need to clear some out.

Will post as I go.


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message 23: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Dec 19, 2010 06:02PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 10049 comments OK - I'm going to give this a go! But I'm going to closely follow Yz's advice and make it achievable and fun - so I'm going in soft...

Challenge: Operation Loofah aka Reject Pile aka Bus Stop
Duration: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2011
Number of books: 12 (roughly one/mth)
Challenge Description: I am going to commit to reading some of my books that I have waiting (waiting, waiting) in my piles at home that keep getting thrown back on those piles 'cos they don't catch my eye (or I just shouldn't have bought them)!

I will post a tentative list (subject to change of course!) once I can sort through the mounds.


message 24: by Steph (last edited Jan 04, 2012 09:27PM) (new)

Steph (Angel4492) | 386 comments I'm in again. It worked well for me last year (50 1st-in-series), so I'm hoping it'll help me along in 2011 as well. I could almost make it an A-Z, pretty close to all. :)

Steph's "One Till Done" Challenge
Duration: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2011
Number of Books: 30
Challenge Description: Ongoing series with one new release coming in 2011 - read that book and I'll be caught up until the next release in 2012+ (Obviously, I could run into problems if any of these are set for a late Dec '11 release, I'll modify the list if/as needed.)

Read: 29/30 (** Finished final book @ 1/2/12)

Series Pending 2011 Release:
#3 A Southern Witch Novel by Kimberly Frost ~ READ: 3/3/11 4★
#5 Accidental Friends by Dakota Cassidy ~ READ: 4/24/11 4★
#7 Anna Strong by Jeanne C. Stein ~ READ: 10/9/11 5★
#9 BDB by J.R. Ward ~ READ: 4/27/11 4★
#4 Black London by Caitlin Kittredge ~ **READ: 1/2/12 4★
#3 Bloodsinger by Cat Adams ~ READ: 5/5/11 5★
#8 Broken Heart, OK by Michele Bardsley ~ READ: 11/29/11 4★
#5 Cassandra Palmer by Karen Chance ~ READ: 12/10/11 4★
#6 Dark Days by Jocelynn Drake ~ READ: 7/1/11 5★
#3 Dark Swan by Richelle Mead ~ READ: 4/8/11 3★
#5 Fever by Karen Marie Moning ~ READ: 2/9/11 5★
#2 Hoodoo by Adrian Phoenix ~ READ: 8/30/11 4★
#3 Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter ~ READ: 5/15/11 5★
#5 Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews ~READ: 6/13/11 5+★
#6 Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs ~ READ: 3/10/11 5★
#5 Monere by Sunny ~ READ: 11/11/11 2.5★
#4 Moonlight Quad by Nancy Gideon ~ READ: 11/26/11 5★
#5 Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost ~ READ: 2/24/11 5★
#3 Novel of Fallen Angels by J.R. Ward ~ READ: 10/12/11 3.5★
#10 Psy-Changelings by Nalini Singh ~ READ: 6/5/11 5★
#10 Queen Betsy by MaryJanice Davidson ~ READ: 10/29/11 2.5★
#9 Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison ~ READ: 3/20/11 4★
#2 Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ~ READ: 11/10/11 3.5★
#3 Sabina Kane by Jaye Wells ~ READ: 2/16/11 5★
#11 Southern Vampire by Charlaine Harris ~ READ: 6/2/11 3★
#4 The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood ~ READ: 6/20/11 4★
#4 The Maker's Song by Adrian Phoenix ~ READ: 4/14/11 4★
#2 Vamp Princess by Tate Hallaway ~ READ: 10/17/11 3★
#3 Void City by J.F. Lewis ~ READ: 7/13/11 4★
#12 Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong ~ READ: 8/1/11 4★


Halfway Hexed (Southern Witch, #3) by Kimberly Frost Accidentally Catty (Accidental Friends, #5) by Dakota Cassidy Crossroads (Anna Strong Chronicles, #7) by Jeanne C. Stein Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Devil's Business (Black London, #4) by Caitlin Kittredge Demon Song by Cat Adams Must Love Lycans (Broken Heart Vampires, #8) by Michele Bardsley Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer, #5) by Karen Chance Burn the Night (Dark Days, #6) by Jocelynn Drake Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3) by Richelle Mead Shadowfever (Fever, #5) by Karen Marie Moning Black Heart Loa (Hoodoo, #2) by Adrian Phoenix Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3) by Faith Hunter Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Mona Lisa Eclipsing (A Novel of the Monere) by Sunny Bound by Moonlight (Moonlight, #4) by Nancy Gideon This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost Envy (The Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh Undead and Undermined (Undead, #10) by MaryJanice Davidson Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim Harrison Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane, #3) by Jaye Wells Frostbound (The Dark Forgotten, #4) by Sharon Ashwood Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris Etched in Bone (The Maker's Song, #4) by Adrian Phoenix Almost Final Curtain (Vampire Princess of St. Paul, #2) by Tate Hallaway Crossed (Void City, #3) by J.F. Lewis Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong


message 25: by Mojca (last edited Dec 15, 2010 10:47PM) (new)

Mojca | 890 comments I wanted to do the same thing as last year, but decided to keep it a little simpler, and a lot more effective on my Mount TBR.

Challenge title: (Almost) Everything must go!
Duration: January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 25
Challenge Description: Read 25 books (of any genre) that were added to the TBR pile before January 1, 2011. Only books from the TBR pile allowed, no re-reads!

I'll start with 25 for now, we'll see how it goes. As proof I'll post the "date added" with every book...List to follow.


message 26: by Amanda Maria (last edited Jun 19, 2011 03:47PM) (new)

Amanda Maria | 24 comments Challenge Title: TBR Minimizer
Duration: Jan 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
Number of Books: 45
Challenge Description: I need to start reading some books off my TBR list. I seem to keep adding more to the list but don't ever take any off! This list can be changed at any time based on what I get from the library but all the books must have been on my TBR list prior to Jan 1, 2011.

Current Status: 5/45

Book List:
1. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
2. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
3. Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre
4. Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
5. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
6. Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8. Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★☆ 1/17
9. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Goddess of Light by P.C. Cast
11. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
12. Stray by Rachel Vincent
13. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
14. The Duke And I by Julia Quinn
15. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
16. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
17. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
18. You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
19. Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
20. Her Only Desire by Gaelen Foley
21. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
22. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
23. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
24. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
25. The Prize by Julie Garwood
26. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
27. Sunshine by Robin McKinley
28. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
29. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ★★★★☆ 1/2
30. The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
31. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
32. The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein
33. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
34. If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
35. One Day by David Nicholls
36. The Taking by Erin McCarthy
37. Out of the Light, Into the Shadows by Lori Foster
38. The Accidental Vampire - Lynsay Sands ★★★☆☆ 2/24
39. The Dream Thief by Shana Abé
40. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
41. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
42. Steamed by Katie MacAlister
43. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman ★★★★★ 6/14
44. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
45.Jekel Loves Hyde - Beth Fantaskey ★★★★☆ 5/14


The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion, #1) by Francine Rivers Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax, #2) by Ann Aguirre Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures, #1) by Jennifer Ashley Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2) by Lisa Kleypas The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Goddess of Light (Goddess Summoning, #3) by P.C. Cast Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1) by Kelley Armstrong The Duke And I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1) by Sarah MacLean You Slay Me (Aisling Grey Guardian, #1) by Katie MacAlister Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, #1) by Deborah Cooke Her Only Desire (Spice Trilogy, #1) by Gaelen Foley The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer The Prize by Julie Garwood Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Sunshine by Robin McKinley The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant The Becoming (Anna Strong Chronicles, #1) by Jeanne C. Stein Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles If Angels Burn (Darkyn, #1) by Lynn Viehl One Day by David Nicholls The Taking (Seven Deadly Sins, #3) by Erin McCarthy Out of the Light, Into the Shadows (Includes Vegas Vampires, #6 & #7) by Lori Foster The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau, #7) by Lynsay Sands The Dream Thief (Drakon, #2) by Shana Abé Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich Steamed (Steampunk Romance, #1) by Katie MacAlister The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey


message 27: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2085 comments I don't think I can finish by the end of the year, darn it! Only 11 shy of completing!

Challenge: Val's stolen from LibraryLass & tweaked
Span: 1/1/10 - 12/31/10
51/62 Done
Detail: Books I need to finish!
10 TBR
1. Legend of the Jade Dragon by Y Galenorn 10/11 ****
2. Ecstasy by J Frank 1/10 ***
3. Rapture by J Frank 5/26 ****
4. Darkest Pleasure by G Showalter 2/6 ****
5. Taken by Sin by J Burton 2/12 ****
6. In Over Her Head by J Fennell 3/4 ***
7. Red Fire by D Knight 1/14 ****
8. Lord of the Highlands by V Wolff 1/5 ****
9. Eyes of Fire by C.J. England 1/20 ***
10. Elijah by J Frank 6/6 ****
Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank Rapture (Shadowdwellers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #3) by Gena Showalter Taken by Sin (Demon Hunters, #4) by Jaci Burton In Over Her Head (Tritone Trilogy, #1) by Judi Fennell Red Fire (Gods of Midnight, #1) by Deidre Knight Lord of the Highlands (Highlands, #4) by Veronica Wolff Eyes of Fire by CJ England Elijah (Nightwalkers, #3) by Jacquelyn Frank
9 PNR/UF
1. Eve of Chaos by S.J. Day 2/4 *****
2. Torn by J Kenner 3/5 ****
3. Turned by J Kenner
4. Dark Nights, Dark Dreams by S Russe 1/18 ****
5. Gideon by J Frank 4/7 ***
6. Bit the Jackpot by E McCarthy 7/24 *****
7. Bled Dry by E McCarthy 11/29 ****
8. Sucker Bet by Erin McCarthy
9. Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by M Harper 1/7 *****
Eve of Chaos (Marked, Book 3) by S.J. Day Torn (The Blood Lily Chronicles, #2) by Julie Kenner Turned (The Blood Lily Chronicles, #3) by Julie Kenner Dark Nights, Dark Dreams (Sisterhood of the Sight, #1) by Savannah Russe Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank Bit the Jackpot (Vegas Vampires, #2) by Erin McCarthy Bled Dry (Vegas Vampires, #3) by Erin McCarthy Sucker Bet (Vegas Vampires, #4) by Erin McCarthy Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson, #2) by Molly Harper
8 that finish a series.
1. Twilight Fall by Lynn Viehl 2/9 ****
2. Stay The Night by Lynn Viehl 11/10 *****
3. Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian 1/28 *****
4. Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian 3/7 *****
5. Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian 4/6 *****
6. Ashes of Midnight by Lara Adrian 5/15 *****
7. Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian 8/4 *****
8. Lord of the Night by Robin T. Popp 1/25 ****
Twilight Fall (Darkyn, #6) by Lynn Viehl Stay the Night (Darkyn, #7) by Lynn Viehl Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed, #4) by Lara Adrian Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #5) by Lara Adrian Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6) by Lara Adrian Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian Lord of the Night (Night Slayer Book, #4) by Robin T. Popp
7 Cozy Myst
1. Corpse Pose by Diana Killian 1/31 ****
2. Just Desserts by G.A. McKevett 1/1 ***
3. Faux Finished by Peg Marberg 2/3 **
4. Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorn 5/2 ***
5. Fool's Puzzle by Earlene Fowler 2/20 ****
6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke 2/23 ****
7. Murder On Ice by Alina Adams 1/24 **
Corpse Pose (Mantra for Murder, #1) by Diana Killian Just Desserts (Savannah Reid Mystery, Book 1) by G.A. McKevett Faux Finished (An Interior Design Mystery, #1) by Peg Marberg Fool's Puzzle by Earlene Fowler Ghost of a Chance (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke Murder on Ice (A Figure Skating Mystery, #1) by Alina Adams
6 HQN
1. Eternally by M Child 11/25 ****
2. Vow to Protect by Ann Voss Peterson 2/28 ***
3. Zombie Moon by L Devoti 11/30 ****
4. Agent's Proposition by L Stone 3/15 **
5. Holiday With A Vampire by M Child 12/6 ***
6. Scene of the Crime:Bridgewater, Texas by C Cassidy 4/28 ****
Eternally (Silhouette Nocturne Series #4) (Guardians, #1) by Maureen Child Vow To Protect (Wedding Mission) (Harlequin Intrigue #937) by Ann Voss Peterson Zombie Moon (Silhouette Nocturne) by Lori Devoti The Agent's Proposition (Special Ops #3) (Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1592) by Lyn Stone Holiday With A Vampire Christmas Cravings\Fate Calls (Silhouette Nocturne) by Maureen Child Scene of the Crime Bridgewater, Texas (Harlequin Intrigue #1175) by Carla Cassidy
5 Romantic Suspense
1. Shoot to Thrill by Nina Bruhns 12/14 ****
2. Untraceable by Laura Griffin 10/28 ***
3. The Second Betrayal by Cheyenne McCray 10/17 ****
4. No More Lies by Susan Squires 10/19 ***
5. Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh 3/14 ****
Shoot to Thrill (Passion For Danger, #1) by Nina Bruhns Untraceable (Tracers, #1) by Laura Griffin The Second Betrayal (Lexi Steele, #2) by Cheyenne McCray No More Lies by Susan Squires Hidden Agendas (Tempting SEALs, #4) by Lora Leigh
4 New Authors
1. Tracey O'Hara - Nights Cold Kiss 1/3 *****
2. Monica Burns - Assassin's Honor 11/8 ****
3. Juliet Blackwell - Secondhand Spirits 2/7 ****
4. Jessa Slade - Seduced in Shadows 9/16 ****
Night's Cold Kiss (Dark Brethren, #1) by Tracey O'Hara Assassin's Honor (Order of the Sicari, #1) by Monica Burns Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Seduced By Shadows (Marked Souls, #1) by Jessa Slade
3 Y/A
1. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine 3/27 ***
2. Dead Girls Dance by Rachel Caine 4/12 ****
3. Wake by Lisa McMann 7/26 ****
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1) by Rachel Caine The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2) by Rachel Caine Wake (Dream Catcher, #1) by Lisa McMann
2 Chick-Lit
1. The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter 4/9 ****
2. A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's Court by Marianne Mancusi 2/19 ****
The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter A Connecticut Fashionista In King Arthur's Court by Marianne Mancusi
1 Full Series
1. Wolf Tales 1-8 by K Douglas 8/27
Wolf Tales I by Kate DouglasWolf Tales II by Kate DouglasWolf Tales III (Aphrodisia) by Kate DouglasWolf Tales IV by Kate DouglasWolf Tales V by Kate DouglasWolf Tales VI by Kate DouglasWolf Tales VII by Kate DouglasWolf Tales VIII by Kate Douglas



message 28: by Steph (new)

Steph (Angel4492) | 386 comments That was a big list, for sure. You've knocked off a lot though. :) I'm rooting for ya! Go, Val, go! *ra*ra*ra


message 29: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 682 comments I'm in and I will post my challenge soon


message 30: by Angie (last edited Nov 03, 2011 05:43AM) (new)

Angie | 534 comments Challenge Title: Out of My Safety Zone Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 36
Challenge Description: During 2010 I read over 200 books but when I looked at my list I realised most of them fitted into two catagories, paranormal and paperback. This year isn't about the amount, but trying to read something new and/or something which has been sat on my bookshelf for a while so I've chosen three categories that will force me out of my comfort zone, a new-to-me author, a non-paranormal and a hardback or 'Chubby Chunkster' book. I need to read one of each of these a month which will make 36 in total. No re-reads allowed but they can fit in with other challenges.

January
New Author: Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer - January 6
Non-Paranormal: To The Edge by Cindy Gerard - January 20
Hardback/Chubby: Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon - January 7
Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors, #1) by Pamela Palmer To the Edge (Bodyguard, #1) by Cindy Gerard Blood Trinity (Belador, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

February
New Author: A Perfect Darkness - Jaime Rush - February 11
Non-Paranormal: Hard and Fast - Erin McCarthy - February 13
Hardback/Chubby: Riding The Storm - Sydney Croft - February 6
A Perfect Darkness (Offspring, #1) by Jaime Rush Hard and Fast (Fast Track, #2) by Erin McCarthy Riding the Storm (ACRO, #1) by Sydney Croft

March
New Author: Kiss of Fire - Deborah Cooke - March 19
Non-Paranormal: The Mercenary - Cherry Adair - March 25
Hardback/Chubby: Crave - J.R. Ward - March 9
Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, #1) by Deborah Cooke The Mercenary (T-FLAC, #1) by Cherry Adair Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward

April
New Author: Demon's Kiss - Eve Silver - April 6
Non-Paranormal: Baby, It's Cold Outside - Cathy Yardley - April 12
Hardback/Chubby: Skykeepers - Jessica Andersen - April 5
Demon's Kiss (Compact of Sorcerers, #1) by Eve Silver Baby, It's Cold Outside (Harlequin Blaze #366)(Blush)  by Cathy Yardley Skykeepers (Final Prophecy, #3) by Jessica Andersen

May
New Author: Night's Cold Kiss - Tracey O'Hara - May 13
Non-Paranormal: Hot Finish - Erin McCarthy - May 18
Hardback/Chubby: Last Dragon Standing - G.A. Aiken - May 5
Night's Cold Kiss (Dark Brethren, #1) by Tracey O'Hara Hot Finish (Fast Track, #3) by Erin McCarthy Last Dragon Standing (Dragon Kin, #4) by G.A. Aiken

June
New Author: The Untamed Beast - Kate Donovan - June 25
Non-Paranormal: The Heir - Grace Burrowes - June 28
Hardback/Chubby: Demon Moon - Meljean Brook - June 8
Untamed Beast by Kate Donovan The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1) by Grace Burrowes Demon Moon  by Meljean Brook

July
New Author: Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Marilyn Kaye
Non-Paranormal: To The Limit - Cindy Gerard - July 3
Hardback/Chubby: Invincible - Sherrilyn Kenyon - July 6
Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Gifted, #1) by Marilyn Kaye To the Limit (Bodyguard, #2) by Cindy Gerard Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

August
New Author: Forsaken - Jana Oliver - August 5
Non-Paranormal: On Target - Catherine Mann - August 6
Hardback/Chubby: The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong - August 11
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1) by Jana Oliver On Target (Special Operations, #3) by Catherine Mann The Gathering (Darkness Rising Trilogy, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

September
New Author: The Seeking Kiss - Eden Bradley - September 16
Non-Paranormal: The Chase – Erin McCarthy - September 3
Hardback/Chubby: The Dead-Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan - September 9
The Seeking Kiss (Midnight Playground, #1) by Eden Bradley The Chase (Fast Track, #4) by Erin McCarthy The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2) by Carrie Ryan

October
New Author: Samson's Lovely Mortal - Tina Folsom - October 17
Non-Paranormal: An Unforgettable Lady - J.R. Ward - October 20
Hardback/Chubby: Nauti Boy - Lora Leigh - October 15
Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, #1) by Tina Folsom An Unforgettable Lady (An Unforgettable Lady, #1) by Jessica Bird Nauti Boy (Nauti, #1) by Lora Leigh

November
New Author: The Hunter's Prey - Diane Whiteside
Non-Paranormal: The Soldier - Grace Burrowes
Hardback/Chubby: Forbidden - Jana Oliver
The Hunter's Prey Erotic Tales of Texas Vampires by Diane Whiteside The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2 ) by Grace Burrowes Forbidden (The Demon Trappers, #2) by Jana Oliver

December
New Author: Immortal - Lauren Burd
Non-Paranormal: Slow Ride - Erin McCarthy
Hardback/Chubby: Ruthless Game - Christine Feehan
Immortal by Lauren Burd Slow Ride (Fast Track, #5) by Erin McCarthy Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers, #9) by Christine Feehan


message 31: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2085 comments Steph wrote: "That was a big list, for sure. You've knocked off a lot though. :) I'm rooting for ya! Go, Val, go! *ra*ra*ra"

Thanks Steph, I may try and squeeze one more in before the end of the year!


message 32: by Steph (new)

Steph (Angel4492) | 386 comments :D


message 33: by Shea (last edited Dec 16, 2010 07:26PM) (new)

Shea | 230 comments Challenge Title: Complete Unfinished 2010 Challenge Books
Duration: January 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
Number of Books: 13
Challenge Description: My plan is to read all the books placed on 2010 challenge lists that I did not complete.
List of Books: 0/13 completed

1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

2. Zandia by Tilly Greene

3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

7. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien

8. Dangerous by Amanda Quick

9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

10. The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien

11. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

12. Bad to the Bone by Debra Dixon

13. Body Contact by Rebecca York


Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Zandia by Tilly Greene The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1) by Caragh M. O'Brien Dangerous by Amanda Quick Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Hobbit Or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset Bad to the Bone (Treasured Tales, #4) (Loveswept, #774) by Debra Dixon Body Contact (Harlequin Blaze #31) by Rebecca York



message 34: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 169 comments I'm in this one Still deciding what I want to do


message 35: by Katherine (last edited May 05, 2011 09:49AM) (new)

Katherine (kebrand0112) I'm in.
Challenge Title: The Owned and the Old
Duration: January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 120
Challenge Description: I want to reduce the number of books I own and haven't read, as well as the books on my TBR(and I will be starting from the oldest on that list and moving forward.)
List of Books:


message 36: by Mandy (last edited Dec 19, 2010 02:52PM) (new)

Mandy Beyers (MandyBeyers) | 739 comments Challenge Title: The Owned and the Old (stolen from Katherine :) - sorry!)
Duration: January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 250
Challenge Description:
I constantly have new (to me) books from Paperbackswap or other sources arriving, but am doing a poor job of finishing what is already in my house. My goal for 2011 is that at LEAST 250 books that I read will be those that are physically in my possession prior to 12/31/2010. To that end, I am trying to get them all on my TBR shelves on GR, so that I can see where the end of the tunnel will be!


message 37: by Sandy (last edited Dec 28, 2010 04:50PM) (new)

Sandy (sandyc88) | 1209 comments Challenge Title: Sandy's 2011 100 Books Challenge
Duration:January 1, 2011-December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 100
Challenge Description: I will finish 2010 having read at least 100 books, so I think this is a realistic challenge. Books will include series clean-ups, classics, Newbery Award winners, miscellaneous books I'm using for other challenges, and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R Ward
1. Lover Enshrined
2. Lover Avenged
3. Lover Mine
4. Lover Unleashed

Fallen Angels Series by J.R. Ward
5. Crave

Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris
6. Dead to the World
7. Dead as a Doornail
8. Definitely Dead
9. All Together Dead
10. From Dead to Worse
11. Dead and Gone
12. Dead in the Family

Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
13. Four to Score
14. High Five
15. Hot Six
16. Seven Up
17. Hard Eight
18. To the Nines
19. Ten Big Ones
20. Eleven on Top
21. Twelve Sharp
22. Lean Mean Thirteen
23. Fearless Fourteen
24. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
25. Sizzling Sixteen

Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
26. Darkfever
27. Bloodfever
28. Faefever
29. Dreamfever
BONUS Shadowfever (thanks, Dee!)

Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
30. Blood and Gold
31. Blood Canticle

Blue Bloods Series by Melissa De La Cruz
32. Masquerade
33. Revelations
34. The Van Alen Legacy
35. Misguided Angel

Georgina Kincaid Series by Richelle Mead
36. Succubus Blues
37. Succubus on Top
38. Succubus Dreams
39. Succubus Heat
40. Succubus Shadows

Wallflowers by Lisa Kleypas
41. Scandal in Spring
42. A Wallflower Christmas

20 Newbery Award Winners
43. Island of the Blue Dolphins
44. Julie of the Wolves
45. The Wheel on the School
46. A Wrinkle in Time
47. The Westing Game
48. Walk Two Moons
49. Strawberry Girl
50. Sounder
51. Number the Stars
52. Onion John
53. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
54. The Midwife's Apprentice
55. Maniac Magee
56. Johnny Tremain
57. Jacob Have I Loved
58. Invincible Louisa
59. The High King
60. The Graveyard Book
61. The Giver
62. The Door in the Wall

10 From 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
63. The Gathering by Anne Enright
64. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
65. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
66. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
67. Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho
68. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
69. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
70. Dracula by Bram Stoker
71. Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud

Miscellaneous
72. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke
73. Salem's Lot by Stephen King
74. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
75. The Queen's Lover by Vanora Bennett
76. One Day by David Nicholls
77. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
78. Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
79. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
80. An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
81. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
82. Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
83. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
84. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
85. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
86. Geek Love by Katherine Dunne
87. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
88. The Witch of Cologne by Tobsha Lerner
89. The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
90. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
91. Love Story by Erich Segal
92. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
93. Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Mansay
94. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
95. Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
96. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
97. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
98. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
99. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
100. Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts


message 38: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 10049 comments My list as promised : interestingly they are pretty much all from the first page on my TBR pile on Goodreads.

Operation Loofah aka Reject Pile aka Bus Stop
Duration: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2011
Number of books: 12 (roughly one/mth)
Challenge Description: Read some of my books that I have waiting (waiting, waiting) in my piles at home

Completed: 0/12

1. Lover Enshrined
2. Gabriel's Ghost
3. Atlantis Awakening
4. Forbidden Magic
5. Kiss of Midnight
6. Pleasure Unbound
7. Angels' Blood
8. Unearthed
9. Burning Lamp
10.The Star King
11.Master of the Night
12.Uneasy Alliance


message 39: by Dina (new)

Dina (MissDina) | 807 comments Valorie wrote: "I don't think I can finish by the end of the year, darn it! Only 11 shy of completing!

Challenge: Val's stolen from LibraryLass & tweaked
Span: 1/1/10 - 12/31/10
51/62 Done
Detail: Books I need to..."


Valorie, this thread is for the 2011 CYOR Challenge. Has the Holidays madness gotten into you yet? LOL


message 40: by Dee, Moderator (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7292 comments Sandy - are you going to add book 5 of the fever series to your list, since its due out in a month...and i hear book 4 ends up with a huge cliff-hanger!

Sandy wrote: "Challenge Title: Sandy's 2011 100 Books Challenge
Duration:January 1, 2011-December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 100
Challenge Description: I will finish 2010 having read at least 100 books, so I thin..."



message 41: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (sandyc88) | 1209 comments Yes, I guess I will have to! I will edit my posting now. Also realized I forgot Sookie #10. Darn it! I don't want to re-number so I'll just make them bonus reads. :-)


message 42: by Say (new)

Say (say_22) | 85 comments 2011 CREATE YOUR OWN CHALLENGE
Challenge Title: Please Continue....
Duration: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011
Number of Books: 50
Challenge Description: To finish all the books that i have started reading but end up not finishing. This includes stand alone books and series.

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message 43: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) | 458 comments I'm going to do the same challenge that I did in 2010.

Challenge Title: 2011 - 1001 Books Challenge
Duration: 1/1/11 to 12/31/11
Number of Books: 50
Challenge Description: Read 50 books this calendar year from the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die edited by Peter Boxall


message 44: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2085 comments Dina wrote: "Valorie wrote: "I don't think I can finish by the end of the year, darn it! Only 11 shy of completing!

Challenge: Val's stolen from LibraryLass & tweaked
Span: 1/1/10 - 12/31/10
51/62 Done
Detail..."


Yikes! All these new challenge threads must me getting me! I'll re-post in the correct thread!
Holidays are killin me!


message 45: by Sarah (last edited Dec 24, 2010 08:08PM) (new)

Sarah | 31 comments I'm in for this one!


Challenge Title: Not Packing Them All
Span: January 1, 2011- December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 150
Challenge Description: My husband (well he will be in just 5 more days) and I are planning on building a house in 2012. I thought I'd use this next year to clean out a ton of the books already sitting on bookcases. I will post as I go. (As an added detail, I plan on NOT purchasing any books until I have read at least 75 books. I'd better get to reading because there are several coming out this year that I will want as soon as they hit the shelf.)


message 46: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd (last edited Dec 25, 2010 02:55PM) (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 682 comments Challenge Title: Out with the old and in with the new
Duration: Jan 1 2011-Dec 31 2011
Number of Books: 56
Challenge Description: To finish 10 series and start 10 new series
( 1 book pre new series)

Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011
0/56

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Blue Bloods- 4 books
Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5) by Melissa de la Cruz Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6) by Melissa de la Cruz Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz
Shifters- 5 books
Rogue (Shifters, #2) by Rachel Vincent Pride (Shifters, #3) by Rachel Vincent Prey (Shifters, #4) by Rachel Vincent Shift (Shifters, #5) by Rachel Vincent Alpha (Shifters, #6) by Rachel Vincent
Soul Screamers- 6 books
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) by Rachel Vincent My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5) by Rachel Vincent My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3) by Rachel Vincent My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4) by Rachel Vincent If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5) by Rachel Vincent Reaper by Rachel Vincent
House of Night- 4 books
Awakened (House of Night, #8) by P.C. Cast Destined (House of Night, #9) by P.C. Cast Untitled (House of Night, #10) by P.C. Cast The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P.C. Cast
Hush Hush- 2 books
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Love at Stake- 9 books
Vamps and the City (Love at Stake, #2) by Kerrelyn Sparks Be Still My Vampire Heart (Love at Stake, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks The Undead Next Door (Love At Stake, #4) by Kerrelyn Sparks All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire (Love At Stake, #5) by Kerrelyn Sparks Secret Life of a Vampire (Love at Stake, #6) by Kerrelyn Sparks Forbidden Nights With a Vampire (Love at Stake, #7) by Kerrelyn Sparks The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake, #8) by Kerrelyn Sparks Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9) by Kerrelyn Sparks Vampire Mine (Love at Stake, #10) by Kerrelyn Sparks
Mortal Instruments- 3 books
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare
Darkest Powers- 2 books
The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2) by Kelley Armstrong The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3) by Kelley Armstrong
Immortals After Dark- 8 books
Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5) by Kresley Cole Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #5) by Kresley Cole Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #9) by Kresley Cole Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #11) by Kresley Cole The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole
Glory St. Clair- 3 books
Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs (Glory St. Clair, #5) by Gerry Bartlett Real Vampires Have More to Love (Glory St. Clair, #6) by Gerry Bartlett Real Vampires Don't Wear Size Six (Glory St. Clair, #7) by Gerry Bartlett

New
NightShade
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) by Andrea Cremer
Alex Craft
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) by Kalayna Price
Shade
Shade (Shade, #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready
The Resurrection Chronicles
Afterlife (The Resurrection Chronicles, #1) by Merrie Destefano
Dark Redemption
Highborn (Dark Redemption, #1) by Yvonne Navarro
Madeline Black
Black Wings (Madeline Black, #1) by Christina Henry
Shadow World
Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan
Archangel Academy
Unnatural (Archangel Academy #1) by Michael Griffo
The Infernal Devices
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
Golgotham
Right Hand Magic (Golgotham, #1) by Nancy A. Collins

DONE


message 47: by Lory (last edited Dec 26, 2010 10:48PM) (new)

Lory (Moty) | 12 comments Challenge Title: "SIX FOR ONE"
Duration: January 1,2011 to Dec 31, 2011
Number of Books: 60
Challenge Description: I will allow myself to get a new book after reading 6 of my old ones in my TBR list the I owned already. It will be better if I read all 60 for the ones I own but common there are coming a lot of good books on 2011 the I want to read too :0)
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message 48: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 1070 comments I’m taking inspiration from (or copying) FlibBityFLooB and using the AAR Top 100 as a starting point. Only I’m less ambitious so I’ll be trying for 25 of my 61 unread titles. :)

Challenge Title: AAR Top 100
Duration: 1/1/11 to 12/31/11
Number of Books: 25
Challenge Description: To read 25 of my 61 unread titles on the AAR Top 100 List. The planned 25 titles are listed in advance but may be swapped out for one of the other 61 in case of issues with availability or a DNF.

1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase (AAR #1)
2. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas (AAR #2)
3. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh (AAR #7)
4. It Had to Be You by SEP (AAR #15)
5. Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise (AAR #16)
6. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas (AAR #18)
7. The Bride by Julie Garwood (AAR #19)
8. The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne (AAR #20)
9. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard (AAR #23)
10. Nobody's Baby But Mine by SEP (AAR #28)
11. A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh (AAR #32)
12. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Cruise (AAR #36)
13. Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood (AAR #39)
14. This Heart of Mine by SEP (AAR #40)
15. As You Desire by Connie Brockway (AAR #48)
16. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson (AAR #50)
17. The Proposition by Judith Ivory (AAR #63)
18. The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase (AAR #66)
19. To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt (AAR #68)
20. Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas (AAR #69)
21. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts (AAR #74)
22. Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann (AAR #81)
23. Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney (AAR #88)
24. Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran (AAR #96)
25. And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke (AAR #99)


message 49: by Toni (last edited Jan 06, 2011 08:38AM) (new)

Toni | 255 comments Title: All 50 states & 1 District
Duration: 1/1/11 to 12/31/11
# of books: 51
Challenge Description: Read 1 book that is set in each of the 50 states and Washington, DC.

1. Trenton, New Jersey - Visions of Sugar Plums 1/3/11
2. Salem, Mass. - Wicked Appetite 1/5/11
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Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 140 comments Sarah wrote: "I'm in for this one!


Challenge Title: Not Packing Them All
Span: January 1, 2011- December 31, 2011
Number of Books: 150
Challenge Description: My husband (well he will be in just 5 more da..."


That is a great idea for a challenge! I fear I do not have your dedication!


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