Saturday, August 1, 2009

Book challenges, part 1-Small Challenges

As an avid book reader, I also try to participate and win some book challenges. Some I finish, some I don't. I can't do them all. Besides my own Book a day (BAD) challenges, I've won J-Kaye's 100+ book challenge last month and will keep on going. All books I've read so far are in bold and in ABC order. Asterisks are for books on my TBR list to read. Here's my challenges to finish this year:

Revenge of the Steel-Iron Flamingo by Donna Andrews
Buried by Breakfast by Claudia Bishop
Echo Burning by Lee Child
The Tunnels by Michele Gagnon
Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart
The Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
Life at These Speeds by Jeremy Jackson
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The Blood Ballad by Rett MacPherson
Move to Strike by Perri O'Shaughnessy
September by Rosamunde Pilcher
Bone Cold by Erica Spindler

Love My Library Challenge
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
Margin of Error by Edna Buchanon
Watermind by MM Buckner
State of Fear by Michael Crichton
Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler
Freezing Point by Karen Dionne
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
When Darkness Falls by James Grippando
First Class Killing by Lynne Heitman
Wrong Time Wrong Place by Andrea Kane
Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
Lifelines by CJ Lyons
The Attorney by Steve Martini
The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer
Turbulance by John Nance
Lie by Midnight by Amanda Quick
The Big Shuffle by Laura Pedersen
Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons
Black Order by James Rollins
The Lions in Lucerne by Brad Thor
Swimming to Catalina by Stuart Woods

1st in Series Challenge
A Quiche of Death by MC Beaton
Hold the Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford
A Real Basketcase by Beth Groundwater
This Pen for Hire by Laura Levine
The Body in the Bonfire by Katherine Page
1st to Die by James Patterson
Shell Games by Kirk Russell
Dying in Style by Elaine Viets

2nd by Author Challenge
The Chick and the Dead by Casey Daniels
Whiteout by Ken Follett
Whack a Mole by Chris Grabenstein
The Lighthouse by PD James
Eureka by Jim Lehrer
Black Rose by Nora Roberts

Murder Mystery Cozy
Murder-Murder as a Fine Art (might change by 11/30)-VOIDED
Region-Casey Daniels, The Chick and the Dead
Shelf-Getting Away is Murder **
New-High Rhymes and Misdemeanors

On the Porch Swing
Summer/Winter-Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
Marriage-The Marriage Spell by Mary Jo Putney ** currently reading
Friendship-Friends in High Places by Donna Leon
Flower-Black Rose by Nora Roberts

"G" author-Dead on the Dance Floor by Heather Graham

Dare to Dream-New Romance authors
Publish Post

Mary Kay Andrews
Sabrina Jeffries
Jayne Krantz
Stephanie Laurens
Cara Lockwood
Linda Lael Miller **
Barbara Parker
Amanda Quick
Anne Rivers Siddons
Sharon Sala

That's it for my small book challenges.


  1. I am a challenge junkie. You're doing a great job!!


  2. I love reading challenges. I joined quite a few of them, too. I'm sure I won't finish them all, but that's okay. I'm having fun :)

  3. Hello Kristen!

    It's great to read your blog - and well done on all the challenges!

  4. Thanks Amros, Yvonne and Lezlie for stopping by. I'll be doing part 2 real soon.

  5. I think one of the best parts of signing up for challenges is thinking up all the books I want to read for each of them. :-) I have such fun doing them. I used to be a stickler for finishing them, but have sense grown rather lax about it. I don't feel guilty if I can't finish one or even have to drop out.

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  6. Congratulations on finishing the 100+ challenge. I love doing challenges but signed up for way too many. Next year I will practice restraint.


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