Monday, January 17, 2011


COMPLETED! See full list below (sorry, no reviews linked..too many)

UPDATED: April 30, 2011

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2011 hosted by The Book Vixen.

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•Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 (books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. You can sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
•The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2011 than you did in 2010. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
•Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
•Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
•You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
•Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
•You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge”). If you are not on either of those sites then you can list the books you read for this challenge in the comments on my wrap-up post, which will be up at the end of 2011.


Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

I read 25 books in 2009 and 50 in 2010 so I definitely doubled my total...but I wanted to read 100+ so I'm going to choose the I'm on fire! level and try to get as close to 100 as I can 'Out of breath' level. I realized a couple of months ago that there was no possible way I was going to reach 100.

  1. Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig 
  2.  By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan 
  3.  Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff  
  4.  The Dinosaur Hunter by Homer Hickam
  5.  The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn
  6.  The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  7.  Blue by Lou Aronica
  8.  The Raven Queen by Jules Watson
  9.  The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
  10.  Across the Veil by Lisa Kessler
  11.  My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  12. What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
  13.  The King's Mistress by Emma Campion
  14. The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason
  15. BE: Embracing the Mystery by Shirlee Hall
  16. Promised Valley Rebellion by Ron Fritsch
  17. Queen By Right by Anne Easter Smith
  18. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  19. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  20. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  21. Authenticity Accelerator by Robert Rabbin
  22. Johnny One-Eye by Jerome Charyn
  23. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  25. Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie
  26. Thumbing Through Thoreau by Kenny Luck
  27. The Egyptian by Layton Green
  28. Night Walker by Lisa Kessler
  29. Captivity by Deborah Noyes
  30. Eromenos by Melanie McDonald
  31. Danny Marble and the Application for Non-Scary Things by Jessica McHugh
  32. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  33. The Memoir of Marilyn Monroe by Sandi Gelles-Cole
  34. Dust by Joan Frances Turner
  35. The Christmas Village by Melissa Ann Goodwin
  36. The Commander and Den Asaan Rautu by Michelle Franklin
  37. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  38. Invisible Sun by S.J. Davis
  39. Road to the West by Rosanne E. Lortz
  40. The Reindeer Keeper by Barbara Briggs Ward
  41. The Darkness by Crystal Connor
  42. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  43. The Art of War by Angela Panayotopulos
  44. Tick Tock by Dean Koontz
  45. The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory
  46. The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
  47. Catherine by Sigrid Weidenweber
  48. What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
  49. The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
  50. Tumbleweed Christmas by Beverly McClure Stowe
  51. The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose
  52. Bag of Bones by Stephen King
  53. Write Your Way by Julie Smith
  54. Little Shepherd by Cherly Malandrinos
  55. Jane was Here by Sarah Kernochan
  56. The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
  57. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  58. Wise Bear William by Arthur Wooten

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