In the interest of full disclosure, books labeled with this icon have been written by members of my local RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter. I always strive to give my honest opinion in all reviews on Passion for the Page and I try not to let my personal feelings sway my opinion, but just so ya know--I've meet these authors at least once.
Challenges I'm Participating In
Seasonal Reading Challenge (SRC)
SRC Summer 2011 Challenge -- 6/1/11-8/31/11
11 / 57 tasks. 19% done!
Tasks in progress: 2
2011 Reading Resolutions -- 1/1/11-12/31/11
1. Read 125 books -- 30/125
2. Read 50 books from physical TBR shelf -- 12/50
3. Read 3 books in 5 different series I’ve already started -- 2/15 4. Read 12 books on my Filling in the Gaps list -- 2/12 5. Read 12 books on the New Classics list -- 3/12 6. Read 10 category romances that have been sitting on my shelf forever! -- 2/10 7. Read 10 books for Around the World in 80 Books -- 3/10 8. Read 1 book in each Dewey Decimal classification -- 2/10 9. Read 10 1001 Books -- 4/10 10. Read 5 hardbacks on my shelves -- 0/5 11. Read 5 books for Booking Around the States -- 1/5 12. Read 5 books from my Trade Paperback shelf -- 2/5
AL = When Did We Lose Harriet? by Patricia Sprinkle AK = Time Bandit by Andy & Johnathan Hillstrand AZ = The Man From Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller AR = CA = East of Eden by John Steinbeck CO = The Sign of the Book by John Dunning CT = Vision in White by Nora Roberts DE = FL = Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston GA = Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell HI = Moloka'i by Alan Brennert ID = IL = I'm Watching You by Karen Rose IN = IA = Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter KS = In Cold Blood by Truman Capote KY = Irish Rebel by Nora Roberts LA = Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells ME = The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson MD = Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts MA = Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman MI = A Superior Death by Nevada Barr MN = Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik MS = Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg MO = MT = Left to Die by Lisa Jackson NE = NV = NH = Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult NJ = Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich NM = NY = A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith NC = Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen ND = OH = Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie OK = OR = PA = Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer RI = SC = Islands by Anne River Siddons SD = Black Hills by Nora Roberts TN = The Fifth Victim by Beverly Barton TX = Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr UT = VT = Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich VA = Tribute by Nora Roberts WA = True Colors by Kristin Hannah WV = Red Helmet by Homer Hickam WI = WY =
35 / 50 states. 70% done!
Around the World in 80 Books
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak -- Germany 2. Paddy Clarke Ha, Ha, Ha by Roddy Doyle -- Ireland 3. Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs -- Canada 4. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Nigeria 5. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry -- Denmark 6. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez -- South America 7. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- Somalia 8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz -- Dominican Republic 9. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez -- Panama 10. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga -- India 11. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson -- Sweden 12. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer -- Nepal 13. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert -- Italy, India, Indonesia 14. The Red Door by Charles Todd -- England 15. River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds -- Brazil 16. Wild Swans by Jung Chang -- China 17. The Lost City of Z by David Grann -- Brazil 18. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows -- Guernsey 19. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat -- Haiti 20. By the River by Steven Herrick -- Australia