Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My 50 Book Challenge for 2009

Okay, so at the very beginning of this year I challenged myself (and my fellow nerdfighters!) to read 50 books for 2009. While this may seem like an easy task for a librarian, let me assure you that we do NOT have the luxury of reading all the time. Le sigh. With a little help from Shelfari, I've been keeping track of what I read (for the most part...), so let's see how I did. And remember I still 10 days to go!

1. Kiss of Life by Dan Waters
2. Chalice by Robin McKinley (goodness this one took forever)
3. Need by Carrie Jones
4. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (met her!)
5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
6. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
7. Evermore by Alyson Noel
8. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
9. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
10. FADE by Lisa McMann
11. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Darkside by Beth Fantaskey
12. Swoon by Nina Malkin
13. A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
14. Envy by Anna Godbersen
15. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (met her too!)
16. Everyone Worth Knowing by Laura Weisberger (don't judge me--I was on vacation)
17. Size 14 is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot (more vacation reading)
18. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
19. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
20. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (beach reading)
21. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
22. Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
23. Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Elizabeth M. Harbinson
24. Secrets of a Shoe Addict by Elizabeth M. Harbinson
25. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
26. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
27. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
28. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (THE BEST!)
29. Diary of a Witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde
30. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica George Day
31. Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
32. Wicked by Sara Shepard
33. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
34. Skinned by Robin Wasserman
35. Crashed by Robin Wasserman
36. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
37. Vacations from Hell anthology
38. Killer by Sara Shepard
39. The Treasure Map of Boys of e. lockhart
40. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
41. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
42. The Immortal Realm by Frewin Jones
43. Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey
44. Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison
45. Fire by Kristin Cashore
46. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (yes, I reread it)
47. Splendor by Anna Godbersen (still reading)
48. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (still reading)
49. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (just started)
50. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves (a copy is being brought to me tomorrow!)

And if I can finish all those (assuming I didn't leave any off the list), I will have exactly 50 books! I'll give an update along with my Top Ten Books of 2009 on January 1st. So stay tuned :-) I just received a whole new box of ARCs to rifle thru and read, so I'll have plenty of reviews for the New Year & my next challenge.


Anonymous said...

Hi! I saw your thread at Nerdfighters and thought I would check out your blog. I'm reading 50 books for 2010 too (50 new books to be precise) and I too am posting updates on MY blog, so it was fun to see someone else's list :) Did you finish all of those books for 2009? Good luck!

Daniel Dragomirescu said...

Interesting and nice. Congratulations.
Daniel D. Peaceman, writer and editor
E-mail: drgdaniel@yahoo.com

Allison said...

I did indeed complete my 2009 challenge...and then immediately forgot to start keeping track for 2010! Eeek. I'll have to see if I can figure out what I've read...and check out your blog.