Thursday, January 28, 2010

Reading Challenge 2010

All right, so last year I didn't quite make my goal of 52 new books in 52 weeks. I certainly read at least that many books, but I did several repeats - like the Harry Potter series and the Sookie Stackhouse series, and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, among others.

Well, here we are in a new year and I am determined to make it this time! I'm already off to a good start, since our moving truck was so late and I had nothing to do other than sit around and read.

So, my list so far is:

1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston
4. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner

I think I have one more but my mind is blanking so I'll have to go check my bookshelves and see what new books I have there :) (update: Ha! The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. I knew I had another one in there :D Update 2: Found another one! Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs. Definitely on track for this year :) )

Right now, I am reading Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - and am totally loving it.

And on my to-read shelf are The Queen Jade by Yxa Maya Murray, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Brethren by Robyn Young, and Leonardo's Swans by Karen Essex. I've got more on my wish list, of course, but I think these will get me started :D

For updates, check out my side-bar. I'll keep a running tally.

How about you? What good books have you read lately? Up for a challenge? :D


Stephanie L. McGee said...

I'm planning a challenge of my own for this summer. As for right now, my TBR pile is a whopping 22 books long.


Soon as I finish the first draft of my WiP I'm taking a reading break.

Good luck with your challenge! (Oh, and I loved The Lightning Thief. I've read the whole series. Very good.)

Elana Johnson said...

I totally bombed last year, but this year I'm already one week ahead!

I've read:
Paper Towns by John Green
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (I think)
Liar by Justine L-something
Silver Phoenix by Ciny Pon
Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Girls, Drums and Dangerous Pie by someone I can't remember.

And I think one more. I'll have to go check Goodreads. :)

Nisa said...

Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series! So unique. I love it!

Jen Chandler said...

Good for you! I'm only on my second book of the year, but my good excuse is that I'm editing one of my own *grin*!

Happy Thursday,

Patti said...

I;ve read the Hunger Games and Catching Fire, awesome books. I read Hush Hush this year and How I live now, can't remember the author, but it was interesting.

Next is Beautiful Creatures.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I've been working my way through the Percy Jackson series. I also read Gone and Hunger, both by Michael Grant.

Michelle McLean said...

Ooo, lots of books for my list - keep 'em coming!!

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Love the mystery writer joke! ;)