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150+ Reading Challenge for 2013


1. The goal is to read 150 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.

2. Allowed are: Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.

What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible and comic books.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st, 2013 thru December 31, 2013. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.

6. When you sign up under Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.


READY......SET.....SIGN UP!!!!



Okay, I did this challenge last year and almost reached 150... only in the 130's though.... and that surprised me since I previously reached almost 200 the past couple of years. With family and life drama, my habits lessened, but I hope to bring it back up in 2013!



1. Readers Digest Treasury of Joy and Inspiration
2. Iron's Prophecy - Julie Kagawa
3. Caarina the Cooking Fairy - Julia Dweck
4. Home Workout - DK Canada Publishing
5. The Lost Prince - Julie Kagawa
6. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers
7. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
8. Sophie & Carter - Chelsea Fine
9. Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L James
10. Zombie Cat - Isabel Atherton
11. Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson
12. Heaven Sent - E. Van Lowe
13. Get Started Pilates - Anya Hayes
14. The Bracelet - Roberta Gately
15. Rally 'Round the Corpse - Hy Conrad
16. My Dog's Got Fleas - Julia Dweck
17. The Love Dog - Elsa Watson
18. The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa
19. Writers' Devotions To Go - LeAnn Campbell
20. The Map of the Sky - Felix J. Palma
21. Diva Delights Devotions To Go - Marilyn Nutter
22. Men Don't Pee Straight - Rick Dean
23. Baked Alaska - Josi Kilpack
24. Edgewood - Karen McQuestion
25. Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters
26. India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy - Carol K. Carr
27. Trouble in the Tarot - Kari Lee Townsend
28. Complete Painting and Drawing Handbook
29. The Stonecutter - Camilla Lackberg
30. The Sunshine When She's Gone - Thea Goodman
31. I Am Alive - Cameron Jace
32. Around the World Cookbook - Abigail Johnson Dodge
33. A Shade of Vampire - Bella Forrest
34. The Big Book of Things to Make
35. Lead Your Family Like Jesus - Blanchard, Hodges & Goyer
36. The Secret of Ella & Micha - Jessica Sorensen
37. The House at the End of Hope Street - Menna van Praag
38. Pilgrimage of Promise - Cathy Bryant
39. Evidence of Life - Barbara Taylor Sissel
40. Jack Templar Monster Hunter - Jeff Gunhus
41. Always Watching - Chevy Stevens
42. Secrets to a Creative Mind - David Judd Nutting
43. The Keeper of Dawn - J.B. Hickman
44. The Kitchen Garden Cookbook
45. A Work in Progress - Brad Cotton
46. Duchess - Susan May Warren
47. A Shade of Blood - Bella Forrest
48. Guilty Wives - James Patterson
49. Candy and the Cankersaur - Jason Sandberg
50. Running Away To Home - Jennifer Wilson
51. The Promise Box - Tricia Goyer
52. Reader's Digest: Stories In Uniform
53. Unremembered - Jessica Brody
54. Impostor - Susanne Winnacker
55. Last Train To Omaha - Ann Whitely-Gillen
56. The Fallen Prince - Shea Berkley
57. I, Spy - Jordan McCollum
58. Linked - Imogen Howsen
59. Jack Templar and the Monster Academy - Jeff Gunhus
60. Chameleon - Kelly Oram
61. Real Mom's Devotions To Go
62. A Castle of Sand - Bella Forrest
63. Two-way Street - Lauren Barnholdt
64. How My Summer Went Up In Flames - Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
65. Ghost Light - E.J Stevens
66. Bekka of Thorns - Steve Shilstone
67. Dirty Little Secret - Jennifer Echols
68. On My Knees - Periel Aschenbrand
69. What The Spell - Brittany Geragotelis
70. OCD Love Story - Corey Ann Haydu
71. Off The Clock - Kenzie Michaels
72. Poison Princess - Kresley Cole
73. Three Little Words - Susan Mallery
74. Rory - Ciye Cho
75. The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden - Jessica Sorensen
76. The Redemption of Callie & Kayden - Jessica Sorensen
77. Cougar Football Cookbook - Holly Mendenhall
78. The Forsaken - Lisa M. Stasse
79. Kotowaza: Useful Japanese Proverbs & Sayings
80. What Really Happened in Peru - Cassandra Clare
81. Cute and Funny Cat Pictures - Grace Bryant
82. The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley - Jan Andrews
83. Burn For Burn - Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
84. A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan
85. A Christmas Gift for Rose - Tricia Goyer
86. Rocky Road - Josi S. Kilpack
87. Star Wars Beware The Dark Side - DK Readers
88. You Can Draw Star Wars - DK
89. The Iron Traitor - Julie Kagawa
90. Dangerous Girls - Abigail Haas
91. Rot & Ruin - Jonathan Maberry
92. A Christmas Carol - Michele Gorman
93. Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires - Jeff Gunhus
94. Inspector Hobbes and the Blood - Wilkie Martin
95. Fury - Elizabeth Miles
96. The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland--For A Little While - Cathrynne M. Valente
97. Billy Moon - Douglas Lain
98. The Romney Family Table Cookbook - Ann Romney
99. The Star Attraction - Alison Sweeney
100. Little Shepherd - Cheryl C. Malandrinos
101. Shadow - Amanda Sun
102. Night Chill - Jeff Gunhus
103. Pies Sweet & Savory
104. Hidden - Catherine McKenzie
105. Dog Encyclopedia
106. Forbidden Sister - V.C. Andrews
107. Ink - Amanda Sun
108. Lucky Man - Michael J. Fox
109. AARP 2013 Almanac
110. Art That Changed The World
111. A Shadow of Light - Bella Forrest
112. Haven - Kristi Cook
113. The Slow Cooker Cookbook
114. Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan
115. The List Lover's Guide to Jane Austen - Joan Strasbaugh
116. Butter My Butt and Call Me A Biscuit and Other Country Sayings
117. The Panopticon - Jenni Fagan
118. Gardening Day-to-Day Seeds of Wisdom 2013
119. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook

Comments

  1. I'm not sure how many books I will be able to read in 2013, but I'm shooting for 100. That's quite a number you've set for yourself. Good luck! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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