2011: Challenges – Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2011

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The Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2011 is hosted by The Book Vixen.  This is going to be my replacement for J-Kaye’s 100 book reading challenge.

Details:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Levels:

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

You can sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog! I am aiming for the Out of Breath option. I managed 108 books in 2010, so I’m going to shoot for a slightly higher goal of 115. My list will be below:

Last updated: 10/3/11

  1. Senseless – Mary Burton 
  2. Star Island – Carl Hiaasen 
  3. Labor Day – Joyce Maynard 
  4. Bite Me – Christopher Moore 
  5. Bolt – Dick Francis
  6. The Cypress House – Michael Koryta 
  7. Vows, Vendettas & a Little Black Dress – Kyra Davis
  8. Crazy Hot – Tara Janzen 
  9. Charm City – Laura Lippman
  10. Deeper Than The Dead – Tami Hoag
  11. The Pickup – Nadine Gordimer 
  12. Bloody Mary – J.A. Konrath 
  13. Moonlight Mile – Dennis Lehane
  14. Diavolino – Steve Emmett 
  15. The Silent Hour – Michael Koryta 
  16. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  17. Black Magic Sanction – Kim Harrison
  18. Rocket Surgery Made Easy – Steve Krug 
  19. The Raising – Laura Kasischke 
  20. Merciless – Mary Burton 
  21. Love in Infant Monkeys – Lydia Millet 
  22. The Likeness – Tana French 
  23. The Woman He Married – Julie N. Ford 
  24. The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
  25. The Complaints – Ian Rankin
  26. Heads You Lose – Lisa Lutz & David Hayward 
  27. Pale Demon – Kim Harrison
  28. Blood Vines – Erica Spindler
  29. In the Name of Honor – Richard North Patterson
  30. A Drop of the Hard Stuff – Lawrence Block 
  31. Never Look Back – Linwood Barclay
  32. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  33. Ricochet – Sandra Brown
  34. Every Secret Thing – Laura Lippman
  35. Packing for Mars – Mary Roach
  36. Blood Rites – Jim Butcher
  37. The Heights – Peter Hedges
  38. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender
  39. The Cold Room – J.T. Ellison
  40. I Love You, Beth Cooper – Larry Doyle 
  41. Dead Reckoning – Charlaine Harris 
  42. Moon Called – Patricia Briggs 
  43. Hush – Kate White
  44. Fallen – Karin Slaughter 
  45. TrappedMichael Northrop
  46. Madapple – Christina Meldrum
  47. Haunted Heart – Carolyn Rosewood
  48. Bloodline – Mark Billingham
  49. Maine – J. Courtney Sullivan
  50. Kushiel’s Legacy – Jacqueline Carey
  51. Killing My Boss – Colin F. Barnes & Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff
  52. Smokin’ Seventeen – Janet Evanovich
  53. 22 Indigo PlaceSandra Brown
  54. Motor Mouth – Janet Evanovich
  55. Before I Go To Sleep – S.J. Watson
  56. Dead End DatingKimberly Raye
  57. The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt
  58. In the Shadow of Gotham – Stefanie Pintoff
  59. The Pale Blue Eye – Louis Bayard
  60. A Hard Death – Jonathan Hayes

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