Sunday, January 3, 2010

My 2010 challenges--big and small

Since I did hit or miss in last year's reading challenges, I'm only doing a select few this year. I added only new one. Other than the 50 and 100+ book challenge I always win on Shelfari and with J_Kaye's book challenge, I'm only doing these challenges, including the Lisa Jackson contest I didn't start last fall; the non-challenge books count too. In parenthesis, that's the month I've designated to read it. Bonus books and book club books are also included and will be added, when I get them, excluding my leftover 2009 TBR books. Underlined books show books I won/brought. Only my challenge books will have the months in parenthesis. I've also included the links to join my five egroups that have the mini book challenges this year, if you want to join for free. All books marked by Asterisks are for my Suspense/Thriller Challenge at


** New additions: Any books I've requested to purchase at the library that aren't there, but are now, are added to the list they're going to be read. They originally counted.

1. Vanished by Karen Robards (January)
2. First You Run by Roxanne St. Claire (February)
3. Suzanne's Garden by Debbie Macomber (March)
4. Alone by Lisa Gardner (April)
5. Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr (May)
6. Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter (June)
7. Mad Mouse by Chris Grabenstein (July)
8. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs (August)
9. Rebel Island by Rick Riordan (September)
10. Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag (October)
11. Kane by Jennifer Blake (November)
12. The Tale of Holly How by Susan Wittig Albert (December)

1. Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur (January)
2. Night of the Living Dead by Casey Daniels (February)
3. Killing Fear by Allison Brennan (March)
4. One Last Scream by Kevin O'Brien (April)
5. Handyman by Linda Nichols (May)
6. Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose (June)
7. Waking Evil by Kylie Brant (July)
8. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger (August)
9. Harvest of Murder by Ann Ripley (September)
10. Four to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich (October)
11. Cooking Up Murder by Miranda Bliss (November)
12. To the Brink by Cindy Gerard (December)

TBR Lite
1. Losing You by Nicci French (February)
2. Sense of Evil by Kay Hooper (April)
3. Frill Kill by Laura Childs (June)
4. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (August)
5. Cries and Whispers by Clea Simon (October)
6. Janeology by Karen Harrington (December)

Lisa Jackson Challenge
1. Left to Die (January)
2. Deep Freeze (February)
3. Whispers (April)
4. Hot Blooded (July)
5. Malice (August)
6. Chosen to Die (October)

Mystery Lovers Corner Challenge
1. Author that last name begins with "B": Monkey See, Monkey Die by Cynthia Baxter (January)
2. 2010 Challenge: Silent Scream by Karen Rose (December) {I know it's not a mystery/cozy--Might change it}
3. 1st in series: On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (April) {Challenge crossover}
4. Different Country: Cheetah Chase by Karin McQuillin (December) {Challenge crossover}

Love the Library Challenge (Just my Size-52 books, 1/week)
1. January picks: Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries, Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter, Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron, Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
2. February picks: Bloody Mary by JA Konrath, The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer, As the World Churns by Tamar Myers, I'll Be Watching You by Andrea Kane
3. March picks: Don't Scream by Wendy Corsi Staub, Act of Treason by Vince Flynn, Breakneck by Erica Spindler, Killer Mousse by Melinda Wells
4. April picks: Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich, Dragon by Clive Cussler, Dante's Numbers by David Hewson, The Man From Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller
5. May picks: Dirt by Stuart Woods, Shoot from the Lip by Leeann Sweeney, The Murder Room by PJ James, A Grave Mistake by Stella Cameron, Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too by Nancy Martin
6. June picks: Black Orchid by Karen Harper, Death on Bloodhound Red by Virginia Lanier, Northern Lights by Nora Roberts, The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell
7. July picks: The Murder List by Julie Garwood , Strangers in the Night by Linda Howard, The Blueberry Muffin Killer by Joanne Fluke, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
8. August picks: The Program by Greg Hurwitz, Lightning by Danielle Steel, One Dead Under the Cuckoo's Nest by Lori Avocato, Dot Dead by Keith Raffel
9. September picks: The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly, Austenland by Shannon Hale, Tied Died and Dead by Sharon Short, No One Left to Tell by Jordan Dane
10. October picks: Drop Shot by Harlan Coben, Die for You by Lisa Unger, Kill for Me by Karen Rose, The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount by Julia London, Close Enough to Kill by Beverly Barton
11. November picks: The Spice Box by Lou Jane Temple, Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder, A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava, Kill Zone by Vicki Hinze
12. December picks: You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews, Murder of a Sweet Old Lady by Denise Swanson, Still Life by Louise Penny, The Chocolate Mouse Trap by Joanna Carl

Romance Book Club Challenge
1. Author's last name with first initial of mine: Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (March)
2. Pick a title that came from 2007: The Devil Who Tamed Her by Johanna Lindsey (September)
3. Pick a title that's first in the series: Some Like it Wicked by Teresa Medeiros (October)
4. Pick a title that deals with reunited lovers: To the Brink by Cindy Gerard (December){Crossed over}

On the Porch Swing Challenge (Not listed on site, but in an email awhile ago).
1. Pick an author's name with Mary: String of Lies by Mary Ellen Hughes (March)
2. Pick two author's last names with D: The Coffin Dancer by Jeffrey Deaver (January), Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky (April)
3. Pick two book titles with your initials: Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein (May), Kitty Hitter by Andy Straka (October)
4. Short Story Collection: My Scandalous Bride by Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Celeste Bradley and Lesley Lafroy (November)
5. Biography: Louisa May Alcott by Elizabeth Silverthorne

Global Challenge (thanks to @Bethfishreads at Twitter)
1. North America: Red Hot Lies by Laura Caldwell (Chicago) {January)
2. Europe: Fatal Remedies by Donna Leon (Italy) {March}
3. Australasia: Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox (Australia) {June}
4. Asia: Rain Storm by Barry Eisler (Japan) {July}
5. South America: Buried Strangers by Leighton Gage (Brazil) {September}
6. Africa: Cheetah Chase by Karin McQuillin (December) {Challenge crossover}

100+ Book Challenge (other than challenge) picks

Trust Me By Brenda Novak

Cold Pursuit by Carla Neggers

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr

Hemlock Bay by Catherine Coulter

Third Degree-Greg Iles

Tourist Season by Carl Hiassen

Buzz Cut by James Hall

Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper

Murder on a Hot Tin Roof by Amanda Matetsky

Dark Birthright by Jeannie Treat

This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James

Dark Roots and Cowboy Boots by LuAnn McLane

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Dark Legacy by Anna De Stephano


Quantico by Greg Bear

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Dark Paradise by Tami Hoag

The Reeve's Tale by Margaret Frazer

Cry Mercy by Toni Andrews

At the Scent of Water by Linda Nichols

Mary Mary by James Patterson

Ceremony in Death by JD Robb

Lawman by Diana Palmer

Antiques to Die For by Jane Cleland

Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day

Cypress Nights by Stella Cameron

End in Tears by Ruth Rendell

The Last Cowgirl by Jana Richman

Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella

Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg

Twilight by Maya Bohnhoff


Isle of Palms by Dorothea Frank

The Villa of Mysteries by David Hewson

Too Many Cooks by Joanne Pence

May the Best Man Die by Deborah Donnelly

A Fine and Bitter Snow by Dana Stabenow

Blood Trail by CJ Box

Don't Tell by Karen Rose

Asking for Murder by Roberta Isleib

Fantasy Lover by Sherillyn Kenyon

Justice by Faye Kellerman

The Man with the Look of Mischief by Martha Grimes

Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews

Jingle Bell Bark by Laurien Berenson

Getting Away is Deadly by Sara Rosett

A Cold Day in Hell by Stella Cameron

Blackout by Lisa Unger

Testimony by Anita Shreve


See No Evil by Allison Brennan

Silent Treatment by Michael Palmer

Brothers in Arms by Marcus Wynne

Dreaming of Bones by Deborah Crombie

Dirty Martini by JA Konrath

Sisters by Danielle Steel

A Brace of Bloodhounds by Virginia Lanier

Dying Breath by Wendy Corsi Staub

Have You Seen Her? By Karen Rose

Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan

Land of the Living by Nicci French

The Tale of Hilltop Farm by Susan Wittig Albert

Summer Garden Murder by Ann Ripley

Parallel Attraction by Deirdre Knight


Final Breath by Kevin O'Brien

Water Inc. by Varda Burstyn **

The Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught

Animal Appetite by Susan Conant

I'm Watching You by Karen Rose

311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber

Summer Breeze by Catherine Anderson

The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner

The Prey by Allison Brennan

Glory in Death by JD Robb

Preaching to the Corpse by Roberta Isleib

Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs

The Liars Diary by Patry Francis

Silver of Truth by Lisa Unger

Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper

Crepes of Wrath by Tamar Myers

Stalemate by Iris Johansen

All Fall Down by Erica Spindler

A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

The Garden of Evil by David Hewson

The Third Circle by Amanda Quick


True Evil by Greg Iles

Self-Defense by Jonathan Kellerman

Late Bloomer by Fern Michaels

Deep in the Valley by Robyn Carr

Dark Harbor by Stuart Woods

Dead on Arrival by Lori Avocato

Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown

Acheron by Sherillyn Kenyon

Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich

Tombstone Courage by JA Jance

Right from the Gecko by Cynthia Baxter

Guilty as Sin by Tami Hoag

Cross Country by James Patterson

Deadly Gamble by Linda Lael Miller

Term Limits by Vince Flynn

Deadly Appraisal by Jane Cleland

Revenge of the Innocents by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg


Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels

Red by Erica Spindler **

Indigo Slam by Robert Crais

Black Wind by Clive Cussler

Relics by Mary Anna Evans

Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow by Cynthia Baxter

Origin in Death by JD Robb

The Dark of Day by Barbara Parker

A Search for Eden by Linda Nichols

It Happen One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

No Way Out by Andrea Kane

Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

Adam and Eve by Ruth Rendell

Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag

Count to Ten by Karen Rose

Hell Hath No Curry by Tamar Myers

Lights Out Tonight by Mary Jane Clark

Mum's the Word by Kate Collins

Storming Heaven by Kyle Mills

Nightshade by Susan Wittig Albert

18 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Die for Me by Karen Rose **

Blackout by John Nance

Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn

The Murder Room by PD James

A Season for the Dead by David Hewson

The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

No Eye Can See by Jane Kirkpatrick

Rusty Nail by JA Konrath

Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Killer Keepsakes by Jane Cleland

The Forgotten by Faye Kellerman


Justice Denied by JA Jance

Dead Giveaway by Leann Sweeney

Probable Claws by Clea Simon

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Ruffly Speaking by Susan Conant

Effigies by Mary Anna Evans

The Garden of Evil by David Hewson

A Search for Eden by Linda Nichols

Red Lily by Nora Roberts

Dead Wrong by JA Jance

Justice by Faye Kellerman

Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Whiskey Sour by JA Konrath

Silent Thunder by Iris and Roy Johansen **

A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander

Spackled and Spooked by Jennie Bentley

Scream for Me by Karen Rose

Ricochet by Sandra Brown


Magic Hour by Susan Isaacs

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

Double Cross by James Patterson

Southtown by Rick Riordan

Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn **

Death of a Garden Pest by Ann Ripley

Bad Blood by Jonathan Kellerman

Adam and Eve by Ruth Rendell

Death in Lay Orders by PD James

Murders Melts in Your Mouth by Nancy Martin

Bungaloo Two by Danielle Steel

The Phony Marine by Jim Lehrer

Permed to Death by Nancy Cohen

Home is Where You Hang Your Hat by Susan Isaacs

Next to Die by Marliss Melton

Darkfever by Karen Moning

Fine Feathered Death by Linda Johnston

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

I've Heard that Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark


Desperardo by Diana Palmer

Sleeping With the Fishes by Mary Janice Davidson

Mutation by Robin Cook

Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts

Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

When Day Breaks by Mary Jane Clark **

Thuderhead by Lincoln and Preston

No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

The Mark by Jason Pinter

The Bourne Betrayal by Robert Ludlum

Steamed by Jessica Conant-Park

I Can See You by Karen Rose

Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag

Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman

The Jasmine Moon Murder by Laura Childs

Serendipity by Fern Michaels


Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer **

Mulch by Ann Ripley

All Shots by Susan Conant

Reliquary by Lincoln and Preston

Pandora's Clock by John Nance

The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

Flying Crows by Jim Lehrer

Hail to the Chief by Julie Hyzy

You Can Run by Carlene Thompson

Gone by Jonathan Kellerman

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Slay Ride by Chris Grabenstein

Dance of Death by Child and Preston

The Lake House by James Patterson


  1. You are so organized! I can't even know wich will be the next book I'll read after I finish this Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I'm enjoying right now.
    It may be YA as I bought lots for Christmas and haven't started yet (they were a present for my daughter, but I'll be reading them too shh). But it could also be some Mathew Pearl book, or a Janet Evanovich. Haven't started with her yet.
    But feel really humbled when I see you've got all thought out :)

  2. Welcome to the 100+ & Support Your Local Library Reading Challenges. This is going to be a fun reading year.

    Happy New Year!!


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