Friday, January 7, 2011

Bookworm Challenge 2011

Even though I'm not exactly feeling in a challengey-sort-of mood, I decided that in the spirit of the new year, I still wanted to participate in the Busy Bookworm Challenge for 2011.  Last year I listed twelve books, and by December 31st, I had read eight of them.  In reality I actually read several books over those eight, but many of them were off-list items (such as The Host by Stephenie Meyer).  I'm sure the same thing will happen again this year, given that it's a bit tricky to know what you're going to want to read eight months from now.  But for the sake of having something to aim for, here is my brand new reading list for 2011 (in no particular order):

  1. Lightening by Dean Koontz Finished 4/20/11
  2. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  3. Wither by Lauren DeStefano  Finished 4/28/11
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury  Finished 5/6/11.
  5. Call me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips*
  6. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells  Finished 5/25/11
  7. Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray Finished 7/7/11 
  8. Matched by Ally Condie  Finished 5/18/11
  9. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon
  10. Under the Dome by Stephen King
  11. Replay by Ken Grimwood  Finished 3/27/11
  12. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  13. The Princess Bride by William Goldman  Finished 2/?/11
Four of these titles are simply roll-overs from last year's list.  Three of these books deal with time travel in some sort of way (Lightening, The Time Machine, and Replay).  That was no accident.  For some reason I have had a little bit of a fixation with time lately.  I don't know why I listed 13 books this time, when I couldn't seem to finish my twelve from last year...I guess I wanted to go for a baker's dozen.*

*Off list Books:
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter  Finished 5/20/11
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende  Finished 6/2/11
Beastly by Alex Flinn  Finished 6/29/11
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  Finished 6/10/11
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins  In progress
Holy Bible-NIV  In progress

*Books that I started to read, but dropped due to lack of interest


  1. Great list! I think I own "Kaffir Boy" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes", so don't buy those two yet. You could probably borrow "The Stand" from mom. And I want to borrow "Lighning" after you are done reading it. I have bought that book at least four times, but I love it so much that I always make someone else read it when I am done, and never get it back. :)

  2. I only read "Lightening" ONCE (as a kid or teen), so I literally can not remember anything about the book, other than the fact that it deals with time travel. I remember that I loved it though and I am so excited to read it again! That's great that you have two of the books on my list, that'll save me some $$!

  3. I think I'm going to try to do it again this year too, even though I failed at it miserably last year. I listed like 12 books, and only got about half of them read. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Good Kristyn, because the last time I checked the bookworm site, I was the only one participating! A lot of people seemed to have forgotten this year.


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