Where has the year gone? A challenge update

22 Dec

Well, crikey! It’s almost Christmas and I haven’t posted too many times in the last couple of months. Sorry about that, folks! So here’s an update on the Outdo Yourself challenge I signed up to via the The Book Vixen.

Last year, as you may recall, I read a total of 23 books in 2010.

Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 (books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge).
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2011 than you did in 2010. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
  • You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
  • Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge.

Challenge levels:

Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

I am well and truly on fire! Not only have I read more than last year, I have read five times more than last year!!! Because I am so behind in posting reviews here, I have added links to my Good Reads reviews from the latter part of the year.

Here are my books read to date:

2011 Challenge books:

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke – Completed January 2, 2011

2. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris – Completed January 5, 2011

3. Covet by J.R. Ward – Completed January 9, 2011

4. Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo – Completed January 10, 2011

5. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child – Completed January 14, 2011

6. 61 Hours by Lee Child – Completed January 16, 2011

7. Worth Dying For by Lee Child – Completed January 20, 2011

8. The Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton – Completed January 22, 2011

9. Crave by J.R. Ward – Completed January 24, 2011

10. Hotter After Midnight by Cynthia Eden – Completed January 26, 2011

11. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning – Completed January 27, 2011

12. Bloodfever by Karen Marine Moning – Completed January 28, 2011

13. Faefever by Karen Marie Moning – Completed January 30, 2011

14. Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas – Completed February 1, 2011

15.Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning – Completed February 4, 2011

16. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – Completed February 6, 2011

17.Fallen Angel by Willa Cline – Completed February 8, 2011

18. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning -Completed February 12, 2011

19. Killing Floor by Lee Child – Completed February 17, 2011

20. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Completed February 22, 2011

21. The Watson Brothers by Lori Foster – Completed February 25, 2011

22. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris – Completed February 28, 2011

23. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – Completed March 3, 2011

24. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson – Completed March 5, 2011

25. Black Wings by Christina Henry – Completed March 10, 2011

26. Unwritten Rules by M.A. Stacie – Completed March 14, 2011

27. Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson – Completed March 16, 2011

28. Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson – Completed March 17, 2011

29. Old Wounds by N.K. Smith – Completed March 22, 2011

30. Mistakes by A.M. Hayward and L.J. Holder – Completed March 24, 2011

31. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Completed March 27, 2011

32. Little Battles by N.K. Smith – Completed March 31, 2011 (advanced copy)

33. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr – Completed April 1, 2011

34. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater – Completed April 3, 2011

35. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward – Completed April 7, 2011

36. Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davison – Completed April 9, 2011

37. Feed by Mira Grant – Completed April 14, 2011

38. Necrophenia by Robert Rankin – Completed April 17, 2011

39. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian – Completed April 19, 2011

40. Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux – Completed April 23, 2011

41. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child – Completed April 26, 2011

42. The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole – Completed April 27, 2011

43. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde – Completed May 6, 2011

44. Slave by Sherri Hayes – Completed May 12, 2011

45. Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning – Completed May 13, 2011

46. Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye – Completed May 15, 2011

47. Weight of the World by N.K. Smith – Completed May 19, 2011

48. 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom – Completed May 26, 2011

49. Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh – Completed June 1, 2011

50. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James – Completed June 6, 2011

51. Caressed by Moonlight by Amanda J. Greene – Completed June 7, 2011

52. Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson – Completed June 12, 2011

53. One Day by David Nicholls – Completed June 13, 2011

54. Connected by Kathryn Gayle – Completed June 14, 2011

55. Convergence by J.D. Watts – Completed June 16, 2011

56. The Darkness of Perfection by Michael Schneider – Completed June 16, 2011

57. Induction by J.D. Watts – Completed June 21, 2011 – advanced copy (review to come on publication)

58. Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian – Completed June 22, 2011

59. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris – Completed June 27, 2011

60. You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister – Completed June 29, 2011

61. A Banshee’s Tale by Veronica Breville – Completed July 4, 2011

62. The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell – Completed July 8, 2011

63. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James – Completed July 16, 2011

64. Mocked by Faith by Michele Richard – Completed July 18, 2011 – advanced copy (review to come on publication)

65. Blood Destiny by Tessa Dawn – Completed July 19, 2011

66. Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning – Completed July 21, 2011

67. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione – Completed July 22, 2011

68. Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning – Completed July 25, 2011

69. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – Completed July 27, 2011

70. Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister – Completed July 29, 2011

71. Where All Things Will Grow by N.K. Smith – Completed August 3, 2011

72. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Completed August 3, 2011

73. Break Out by Nina Croft – Completed August 5, 2011

74. The List by J.A. Konrath – Completed August 6, 2011

75. Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian – Completed August 10, 2011

76. Frostbite by Richelle Mead – Completed August 11, 2011

77. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison – Completed August 16, 2011

78. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – Completed August 19, 2011

79. Fallen by Lauren Kate – Completed August 21, 2011

80. The Last Keeper by Michelle Birbeck – Completed August 25, 2011 – advanced copy (review to come on publication)

81. Echo Burning by Lee Child – Completed August 26, 2011

82. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – Completed September 2, 2011

83. Ghosts of our Pasts by Sophia Duane – Completed September 4, 2011

84. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb – Completed September 7, 2011

85. Second Son by Lee Child – Completed September 7, 2011

86. Wildefire by Karsten Knight – Completed September 7, 2011

87. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James – Completed September 11, 2011 – advanced copy (review to come on publication)

88. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant – Completed September 13, 2011

89. The Lollypop Shoes by Joanne Harris – Completed September 15, 2011

90. At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost – Completed September 16, 2011

91. Healing the Faith by Michele Richard – Completed September 16, 2011 – advanced copy (review to come on publication)

92. Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken – Completed September 18, 2011

93. Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost – Completed September 23, 2011

94. Wings of Fate by T.M. Hobbs – Completed September 24, 2011

95. Jenna and Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin – Completed September 27, 2011

96. Broker by Kathryn Gayle – Completed October 2, 2011 – advanced copy (review to come on publication)

97. Cataclysm by C.L. Parker – Completed October 4, 2011

98. Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard – Completed October 7, 2011

99. Demon’s Fall by Karalynn Lee – Completed October 8, 2011

100. Seasons of Love by S. Hayes, J. Schmidt, C.M. Smith and L. Gray – Completed October 10, 2011

101. Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane – Completed October 11, 2011

102. Among the Living by Jordan Castillo Price – Completed October 13, 2011

103. Envy by J.R. Ward – Completed October 15, 2011

104. Three Daves by Nicki Elson – Completed October 17, 2011

105. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole – Completed October 19, 2011

106. Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane – Completed October 23, 2011

107. Without Fail by Lee Child – Completed October 30, 2011

108. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione – Completed November 1, 2011

109. Criss Cross by Jordan Castillo Price – Completed November 2, 2011

110. Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione – Completed November 4, 2011

111. Persuader by Lee Child – Completed November 8, 2011

112. Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione – Completed November 9, 2011

113. Something About You by Julie James – Completed November 11, 2011

114. Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke – Completed November 15, 2011

115. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead – Completed November 16, 2011

116. Get a Clue by Jill Shalvis – Completed November 18, 2011

117. Hounded by Kevin Hearne – Completed November 22, 2011

118. The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning – Completed November 23, 2011

119. My Only by Sophia Duane – Completed November 25, 2011 – advanced copy (review to come on publication)

120. A Lot Like Love by Julie James – Completed November 29, 2011

121. Deadly Intent by Lynda La Plante – Completed December 2, 2011

122. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione – Completed December 8, 2011

123. Hexed by Kevin Hearne – Completed December 13, 2011

124. North of Need by Laura Kaye – Completed December 19, 2011

125. Parasouls by Michele Richard – Completed December 20, 2011 - advanced copy (review to come on publication)

126. City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane – Completed December 21, 2011

127. Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke – Completed December 24, 2011

128. The Debutante’s Dilemma by Elyse Mady – Completed Decmber 26, 2011

129. Light My Fire by Katie MacAlister – Completed December 30, 2011

Wow! The covers looks really fabulous!

So I’m going to sign up to do the 2012 challenge. I might manage another couple of books this year yet, so my goal is going to be more than about 130 books… that sounds daunting! Lucky I’m a Kindle addict :)

2 Responses to “Where has the year gone? A challenge update”

  1. The Book Vixen December 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Woo Hoo! Well done! You read A LOT of books this year :)

    • mrsaubergine December 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

      Thanks for setting me the challenge! I blame my Kindle – it’s just too easy to buy the next book in a series… and then the next :)

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