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message 1: by Ashley (Apt Reader) (last edited Oct 28, 2010 04:33PM) (new)

Ashley (Apt Reader) (aptreader) | 66 comments Mod
This challenge will begin January 1, 2011 and end December 31 at midnight.

I kind of found this challenge in another group, aptly named 50 Books in a Year, but I thought it would be nice to have the challenge here. The goal is to read 50 books in one year. Pick your books out ahead of time and try to read them all (or more) throughout the year. It doesn't matter which books you pick, as long as you have 50. You can pick your books by theme, genre, alphabetical order, whatever--mix and match!

*The 50 Books
*Any interesting/unique way of organizing your 50 book challenge?
*Have you done this type of challenge before?
*Do you think you'll go beyond the 50 books?

message 2: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Nov 27, 2011 11:27AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 44 comments 25/50 DONE; UPDATED: 11.27

You are enabling my book addition! hee...hee. These books will be from those that I own.

Part 1 of challenge list:

Books #1-25 that I read:

1. The King's Grace A Novel by Anne Easter SmithThe King's Grace: A Novel by Anne Easter Smith 576 pages (2.26)

2. Deadly Notions (A Southern Sewing Circle, #4) by Elizabeth Lynn CaseyDeadly Notions by Elizabeth Lynn Casey 292 pages (5.5)

3. The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters 308 pages (5.10)

4. The Bodyguard (Captive Hearts, #3) by Joan Johnston The Bodyguard by Joan Johnston 402 pages (5.16)

5. Danger in a Red Dress (Fortune Hunter, #4) by Christina DoddDanger in a Red Dress by Christina Dodd 380 pages (5.28)

6. The Merry Monarch's Wife (Queens of England, #9) by Jean PlaidyThe Merry Monarch's Wife by Jean Plaidy 336 pages (7.2)

7. McKettricks of Texas Austin by Linda Lael MillerMcKettricks of Texas: Austin by Linda Lael Miller 378 pages (7.12)

8. The Stand by Stephen King The Stand by Stephen King 1,174 pages (6.6 - 7.15)

9. Erased From Memory  by Diana O'HehirErased From Memory by Diana O'Hehir 295 pages (9.7)

10. Up Island by Anne Rivers SiddonsUp Island by Anne Rivers Siddons 512 pages (10.7)

11. The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry by Steve Berry 512 pages (10.10)

12. Cat in a Flamingo Fedora (Midnight Louie, #7) by Carole Nelson DouglasCat in a Flamingo Fedora by Carole Nelson Douglas 384 pages (10.21)

13. Through Wolf's Eyes (Firekeeper Saga, #1) by Jane LindskoldThrough Wolf's EyesJane Lindskold594 pages (10.26)

14. An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion, #2) by Francine RiversAn Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers 480 pages (10.27)

15. Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha ChristieMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 336 pages (10.28)

16. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah HarknessA Discovery of WitchesDeborah Harkness 579 pages (11.5)

17. The Godwulf Manuscript (Spenser, #1) by Robert B. ParkerThe Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker 208 pages (11.6)

18. Pirates by Linda Lael MillerPirates byLinda Lael Miller 309 pages (11.10)

19. Wyoming! (Wagons West, #3) by Dana Fuller RossWyoming! by Dana Fuller Ross355 pages (11.11)

20. 204 Rosewood Lane (Cedar Cove, #2) by Debbie Macomber204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber 384 pages (11.16)

21. The Hot Flash Club by Nancy ThayerThe Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer384 pages (11.19)

22. Silent Honor by Danielle SteelSilent Honor by Danielle Steel 432 pages (11.20)

23. Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence (A Miss Zukas Mystery, #8) by Jo DereskeMiss Zukas Shelves the Evidence byJo Dereske 256 pages (11.22)

24. Magic Hour by Kristin HannahMagic Hour by Kristin Hannah 480 pages (11.23)

25. 44 Cranberry Point (Cedar Cove Series, #4) by Debbie Macomber44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber 384 pages (11.24)

message 3: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Dec 28, 2011 06:40AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 44 comments Part 2 of challenge list:

29/50 DONE; UPDATED: 12.28

Books #26-50 that I read:

26. Promise Canyon (Virgin River, #13) by Robyn CarrPromise Canyon by Robyn Carr 342 pages (12.5)

27. 311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove Series, #3) by Debbie Macomber311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber 384 pages (12.8)

28. Ten Little Bloodhounds (Bloodhound) by Virginia LanierTen Little Bloodhounds by Virginia Lanier 352 pages (12.20)

29. Whispering Rock (Virgin River, #3) by Robyn CarrWhispering Rock by Robyn Carr 363 pages (12.21)

message 4: by Lizz (new)

Lizz I will be in this challenge too

message 5: by Amy (new)

Amy (celesi) | 11 comments Ooh, I like this. Pick 50 books you commit to reading? Sounds like fun!

message 6: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 44 comments One down...49 to go!

message 7: by Amy (new)

Amy (celesi) | 11 comments Posting my books from LibraryThing, because I'm beginning to like GoodReads better!

Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs
Excellent 11 by Ron Clark
Essential 55 by Ron Clark
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
Other People's Children by Lisa Delpit
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith
Teach with Your Heart by Erin Gruwell
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
Emma by Jane Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Nai'An
Dream of Red Mansions by Cao Xueqin
Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer
Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer
Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer
Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki
The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
St Lucy's School for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Matched by Ally Condie
Child Thief by Brom
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
The Good The Bad and The Undead by Kim Harrison
Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison
Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong
Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong
Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
Broken by Kelley Armstrong
Shift by Rachel Vincent
Alpha by Rachel Vincent
Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow
Minion by LA Banks
The Awakening by LA Banks
Fueling the Teen Machine by Ellen Shanley & Colleen Thompson
Avalanche Dance by Ellen Schwartz
A Gentleman Always Remembers by Candace Camp
A Lady Never Tells by Candace Camp
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo
Magic in the Mirrorstone by Steve Berman
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
A Language of Threads by Gail Tsukiyama
Numb by Sean Ferrell
Paper Towns by John Green
Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Bollywood Nights by Shobhaa De
Peony in Love by Lisa See
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
Outlet by Randy Taguchi
The Luxe by Ana Godberson
Fade by Lisa McMann
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
Keys to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Shine Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Empress by Shan Sa
The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
Covet by J.R. Ward
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Eve of Darkness by S.J. Day
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

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Ashley (Apt Reader) (aptreader) | 66 comments Mod
I guess everyone is planning out their books for the year? I guess I'm going as it will. I will post the books I've read so far later.

message 10: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 44 comments I've decided to delete my previously posted TBR list for this challenge and just list the books as I read them. I'm still sticking with reading only books that I all ready own for this challenge, and I'm hoping that quite of few of those choices will reduce my GRTBR shelf.

message 11: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Sep 10, 2011 07:35AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 44 comments I should be reading through this challenge a lot faster now because for the rest of this year, I'm picking my books for the other challenges I do mostly from books I own (and not library books). I've actually read 122 books thus far this year, but for this challenge, I'm only counting the "50" goal as books I've read that I own.

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