Saturday, January 2, 2010

100+ and Pages Read Challenges Finished

In 2009, I was also able to finish the 100+ Reading Challenge hosted by J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog with exactly 100 books. In the process, I also finished a related challenge -- the Pages Read Challenge hosted by Kathrin of Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic. My goal was to read 30,000 pages in 2009. I finished up the year with 31,936 pages. 

I haven't reviewed all of the books I read in 2009 and I doubt that I will. I enjoyed the challenge of trying to get 100 books read in a year, but I found that trying to review all of them as well was too much. In 2010, I'd like to do a better job of reviewing the books that I read so I'll probably cut down on the number of books that I read. In the meantime, here are the 100 books I read in 2009:

1. Silent Night by J.D. Robb, Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes, Claire Cross
2. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
4. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
5. Shadow Game by Christine Feehan
6. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
7. Undercover Stranger by Pat White
8. The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts
9. True Colors by Kristin Hannah
10. Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb
11. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B. J. Daniels
12. I'm Watching You by Karen Rose
13. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
14. Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber
15. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
16. Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
17. Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
18. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
19. The Lost Pet Chronicles by Kat Albrecht
20. Platinum Cowboy by Rita Herron
21. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
22. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
23. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
24. It Happened in Florida by E. Lynne Wright
25. The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Harold Schechter and David Everitt
26. Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb
27. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
28. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
29. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
30. A History of Smuggling in Florida by Stan Zimmerman
31. Knit Together by Debbie Macomber
32. In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell
33. Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
34. Shimmer by Eric Barnes
35. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
36. Hidden Evidence by David Owen
37. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
38. Behind the Mystery by Stuart Kaminsky
39. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
40. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
41. Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose
42. Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons
43. Writing Mysteries edited by Sue Grafton
44. The Phantom of Black's Cove by Jan Hambright
45. They Wrote the Book: Thirteen Women Mystery Writers Tell All edited by Helen Windrath
46. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
47. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
48. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
49. Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
50. True Stories of Law & Order by Kevin Dwyer and Jure Fiorillo
51. You Can't Hide by Karen Rose
52. Kill Me Twice by Roxanne St. Claire
53. Hot Damn!: Alligators in the Casino, Nude Women in the Grass, How Seashells Changed the Course of History, and Other Dispatches from Paradise by James W. Hall
54. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
55. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
56. Dirty Little Secrets by Julie Leto
57. Count to Ten by Karen Rose
58. Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen
59. Islands by Anne River Siddons
60. Left to Die by Lisa Jackson
61. The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
62. Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson
63. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
64. From the Heart by Nora Roberts
65. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
66. Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan
67. Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
68. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
69. Marley & Me by John Grogan
70. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
71. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
72. The Vigorous Mind by Ingrid Cummings
73. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
74. Leilani Zan by Barbara Casey
75. Irish Rebel by Nora Roberts
76. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
77. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
78. Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell
79. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
80. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
81. Scene & Structure by Jack Bickham
82. Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
83. Vision in White by Nora Roberts
84. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
85. Amethyst Dreams by Phyllis Whitney
86. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
87. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
88. Black Hills by Nora Roberts
89. Does She Dare? by Tawny Weber
90. Nerd in Shining Armor
91. Big Sky Dynasty by B. J. Daniels
92. Rogue by Cheryl Brooks
93. An Irregular Moon by Sara King
94. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
95. Master of Murder by Christopher Pike
96. The Gift by Nora Roberts
97. Familiar Fire by Caroline Burnes
98. The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem
99. Outcast by Cheryl Brooks
100. Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber 


Literary Feline said...

Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I hope you reach that goal this year.

Unknown said...

Congrats on finishing those two challenges! :-)
Did you sign up for another year of counting pages yet? ;-)