2010

2010 BOOKS READ

60. Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us by Allen Salkin (129 pages)
59. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (DailyLit)
58. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (21 hours)
57. Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott & Porter Grand (393 pages)
56. Hanna’s Christmas by Melissa Peterson
55. Where Did They Hide My Presents? by Alan Katz & David Catrow
54. Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A Kimmel
53. Santa’s Favorite Story by Hisako Aoki
52. Santa Duck by David Milgrim
51. How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky
50. Santa’s Kwanzaa by Garen Eileen Thomas
49. The Gifts of Kwanzaa by Synthia Saint James
48. K is for Kwanzaa by Juwanda G Ford
47. When Mindy Saved Hanukkah by Eric A Kimmel
46. The Jar of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm by Eric A Kimmel
45. Miss Julie by August Strindberg (DailyLit)
44. Moishe’s Miracle by Laura Krauss Melmed
43. The Miracle of the First Poinsettia by Joanne Oppenheim
42. Festival of Lights by Maida Silverman
41. Seven Spools of Thread by Angela Shelf Medearis
40. Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
39. The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket
38. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (499 pages)
37. The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig (339 pages)
36. Ligeia, The Black Cat, and The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether (short stories) by Edgar Allan Poe (read on PoeStories.com)
35. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe (99 pages)
34. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (418 pages)
33. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (246 pages)
32. Blameless by Gail Carriger (355 pages)
31. Changeless by Gail Carriger (374 pages)
30. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (155 pages)
29. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (146 pages)
28. Soulless by Gail Carriger (357 pages)
27. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (431 pages)
26. The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro (349 pages)
25. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (174 pages)
24. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (372 pages)
23. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (401 pages)
22. The Summer Before by Ann M. Martin (215 pages)
21. Blackbeard’s Ghost by Ben Stahl (184 pages)
20. The Secret River by Kate Grenville (334 pages)
19. Jennifer Government by Max Barry (320 pages)
18. Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende (457 pages)
17. The Rain Catchers by Jean Thesman (182 pages; reread)
16. Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis (pseud. for Edward Everett Tanner)(275 pages)
15. Auntie Mame, An Irreverant Escapade by Patrick Dennis (pseud.)(280 pages)
14. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (291 pages)
13. The Swan Theives by Elizabeth Kostova (18 hours)
12. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (215 pages)
11. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (146 pages)
10. Blankets by Craig Thompson (582 pages)
9. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (310 pages)
8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (415 pages)
7. Room with a View by EM Forster (DailyLit)
6. Genesis by Bernard Beckett (150 pages)
5. Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig (401 pages)
4. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (318 pages)
3. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (6.5 hours)
2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (13 hours)
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by JA & Seth Grahame-Smith (317 pages)

2010 CHALLENGES

Those in green are my completed challenges. Those in red are being counted in two categories–as I read more, I hope to replace some on each list so no one book counts for more than one challenge.

Historical Fiction Challenge

*Fascinated Level = read 6 Historical Fiction novels
1. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
2.
Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig
3.
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
4.
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
5. Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
6. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Canadian Author Challenge

*Level 1 = read 3 novels written by Canadian authors
1.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
2.
The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
3.
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

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Aussie Author Challenge

*Tourist Level = read 3 novels written by Australian authors
1.
Jennifer Government by Max Barry
2. The Secret River by Kate Grenville
3. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Readers Imbibing Peril (RIP) Challenge (Sept. 1st – Oct. 31st)

*Peril the Second = read 2 novels, short stories, etc. that are considered Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, and/or Supernatural.
1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
2. miscellaneous works of Edgar Allan Poe, including the poems The Haunted Palace, The Raven, and The Conqueror Worm in The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe and the short stories Ligeia (1838), The Black Cat (1845), and The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether (1856) via PoeStories.com.

2010 Resolutions

*read at least 5 books published in 2010
1. Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

2. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
3. Changeless by Gail Carriger
4. Blameless by Gail Carriger
5. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

*read at least 26 books (finish 1 every 2 weeks, on average)
as of December 31, 2010: 60 books read (47 “adult” books)

*read nothing related to Jane Austen
January 2011: ACCOMPLISHED!! 🙂

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