Saturday, November 27, 2010

Outdo Yourself 2011 Reading Challenge

I found a few reading challenges that I will be partaking in next year, because, you know, here pretty soon, I will have a ton of extra time in the evenings that will need to be filled with something.

The first is:

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

This should be fairly easy for me, since this year (2010) I've only read 16 books so far (with another 2 I will hopefully finish by December.)

I ended the year with 22 books (including chapter read alouds with my oldest daughter.)

I'm going for the "Out of Breath" level - read 6-10 more books than the previous year.  So, that would put my goal at:  28-32 books next year.

I will be keeping track of what books I read on this post.
Want to join me?  See the challenge here at The Book Vixen's blog!

Books Read:
  1.  Matched by Ally Condie.  Finished 1/3/11.  2 out of 5 stars.  Meh.
  2. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Finished 1/15/11. 4 out of 5 stars.
  3. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks.  Finished 1/17/11.  2 out of 5 stars.  Just not my genre.
  4. Gooney Bird Green by Lois Lowry.  Finished 1/23/11.  4 out of 5 stars. 
  5. The Whale by Cynthia Rylant.  Finished 1/25/11.  3 out of 5 stars.  Super quick, I almost don't want to add it in, but I said I was counting read aloud books, too.  I did expect this one to be longer, though. Oh well. 
  6. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin. 1/19-27.  4 out of 5.  Thought provoking. (Hidden because this book deals with my rav swap, and I don't want to give my spoilee any clue that I'm her spoiler...) 
  7. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins by David Adler.  1/28/11. 3 out of 5 stars.  These are getting to be too easy for night time chapter read alouds.  I'm thinking Miss Dainty will just have to start reading these herself. 
  8. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. 2/2/11.  4 out of 5 stars.   
  9. Bleach Volume 1: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers by Tite Kubo.  2/5/11.  4 out of 5 stars. 
  10. 1984 by George Orwell.  2/9/11.  5 stars! 
  11. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  2/16/11.  3 stars 
  12. The Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life by Glenn Beck and Keith Ablow, M.D.  2/20/11 
  13. The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman.  2/23/22.  4 stars.
  14. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  2/27/11.  4 stars.
  15. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers.  3/11/11.  5 stars. 
  16. An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers.  3/16/11.  5 stars. 
  17. Schooled by Gordon Korman.  3/16/11.  3 Stars. 
  18. The Color of the Earth by Kim Dong Hwa.  3/21/11.  5 stars. 
  19. As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers.  3/29/11.  5 stars. 
  20. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  3/31/11.  4 stars. 
  21. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.  4/5/11.  2 stars.
  22. What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg.  4/7/11.  3 stars. 
  23. 100 Income Streams for Full Time Moms by Randi Lynn Millward.  5/10/11.  4 stars.  Good starting point. 
  24. The Color of Water by Kim Dong Hwa.  5/17/11.  5 stars. 
  25. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  5/25/11.  4 stars. 
  26. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  6/5/11.  4 stars.
  27. The Color of Heaven by Kim Dong Hwa. 6/16/11. 5 stars.
  28. The Giver by Lois Lowry.  6/23/11.  3 stars.
    Reached original goal!

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