2008: Challenges – Read Your Own Books Challenge

readown3 The Read Your Own Books Challenge is exactly what I need to keep whittling down my TBR pile! I tend to get myself caught up in review copies and library books and forget that I have (more than) a few hundred unread books hanging around my living room and bedroom.

The rules for this challenge are super simple:

  • set a goal for how many of your OWN books you’d like to read in 2009
  • read from your own collection between January 1st and December 31st, 2009

That’s it! The goal I’m going to set is 30.  If I read slightly over 100 books, which I expect to, that means that one-third of them are ones non-review copies. And, to make this a little harder on myself, I’m not counting ebooks or audiobooks in this challenge.  Hard copy only!

I’ll be keeping track here:

last updated 12/11/09

  1. Skin Tight – Carl Hiaasen
  2. All Night Long – Jayne Ann Krentz
  3. Kiss of the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  4. Summer Knight – Jim Butcher
  5. Soul Catcher – Michael White
  6. Can You Keep a Secret? – Sophie Kinsella
  7. Whiskey Sour – J.A. Konrath
  8. Drop Shot – Harlan Coben
  9. Full Blast – Janet Evanovich
  10. Dead Girls Are Easy – Terri Garey
  11. Tell No One – Harlan Coben
  12. Sunny Chandler’s Return – Sandra Brown
  13. Tripwire – Lee Child
  14. Kitty and the Midnight Hour – Carrie Vaughn
  15. Night Play – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  16. Courting Catherine – Nora Roberts
  17. On Writing – Stephen King
  18. Killer Takes All – Erica Spindler
  19. A Man for Amanda – Nora Roberts
  20. For the Love of Lilah – Nora Roberts
  21. Suzanna’s Surrender – Nora Roberts
  22. The Girl with the White Flag – Tomiko Higa
  23. Megan’s Mate – Nora Roberts
  24. Unnatural Exposure – Patricia Cornwell
  25. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  26. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
  27. Seize the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  28. Death Masks – Jim Butcher
  29. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  30. Chill Factor – Sandra Brown

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