Saturday, February 28, 2009

Winter 2008 Reading Challenge

2/27: I'm done. I read 2 for each category EXCEPT the Lisa Kleypas book category, where I read only 1.

Here's the LIST:

1. Reader’s Choice Place any book here
Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips re-read 12/6 ***** audio
First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - re-read 1/14 ***** audio

2. Book that was read and Reviewed in the Fall Challenge:
Pearl Jinx by Sandra Hill read 12/22 ****
Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann - in my TBR Pile

3. Read a book that has a “D” word in it for December:
My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway finished 1/3/09 ***** (posted at RRBC blog)
Tall, Dark and Cajun by Sandra Hill - 2/6/09 - ****

4. Arranged marriage or Marriage of Convenience
Beast by Judith Ivory *** READ 12/1 (posted on RRBC blog)
Nobody's Baby But Mine ***** 1/25 audio re-listen

5. For Valentines Day, read a book that has love, kiss or heart in the title:
Acts of Love by Judith Michael *** read 12/15 (posted at RRBC blog)
One Night for Love by Mary Balogh - read 1/12/09 ****

6. Read a book by Lisa Kleypas
Suddenly You - read it 12/3 ** (posted on RRBC blog)

7. A book that makes you think about Christmas:
A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr *** read 12/13
Here Comes Santa Claus, an anthology by Sandra Hill and 2 others 12/17 **

8. A title that has 4 words in it:
A Summer To Remember by Mary Balogh *** read 12/9
Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer ** audio 12/28 (posted at RRBC)

9. Read a story that features a military or civil servant:
Unleashed by Lori Borrill, read 12/4 *** (posted on RRBC blog)
All Through The Night, Connie Brockway (an AAR Top 100) read 1/11 ****

10. Read a book that has a Viking or Pirate in it!
Wild Jinx by Sandra Hill - sorta cheating, but it has Jean Lafitte's treasure! read 12/25 **** (posted at RRBC blog)
The Reluctant Viking by Sandra Hill

11. Pick a book that was first published in 2008:
To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt - 1/25 ***
To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt - 2/23 ****

12. Read a series (Harlequin or Silhouette):
Below The Belt by Sarah Mayberry audio 12/2 ***
Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard 1/25 ****

13. Read a book that the author has 3 names -
Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke **** on audio
It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - ***** a re-read on audio

14. For the New Year-Pick a book that has been in your TBR pile for a long time
Out w/ the old in w/ the new!
The House On Olive Street by Robyn Carr *** - I bought this a few years ago at a library sale
A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons ** 2/25

15. Read a book that has a “W” word for Winter:
Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught- AAR Top 100 of 2007 *** read 12/5
The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky **** read 12/18

and here's DA RULES:
1. Select 5, 10, or 15 books to read that fit the category.
2. Post your list on the discussion board and blog (Name’s Winter Challenge List)
3. If you need title suggestions please use the Discussion titled WINTER TITLE SUGGESTIONS if you don't see it please search (to try and minimize number of discussions)
4. Once you have read a book please find the corresponding discussion by searching you can search by 08 Winter # and use the number that corresponds with the list. (one will be created for each number on December 1, again, to try and minimize number of discussions) and post the book and title you read and rating, and review.
5. It is not required, but if you could post your review on the blog that would be great.
6. Reviews on the blog please include labels list the rating, author, and # of challenge only.
7. Audio books are okay
8. Rereads are okay
9. You can change your list at anytime


Cindy W said...

You are reading a LK book????????? GASP!!!

aunt rowena said...

I know, I know, it shocked me too. But a Challenge is a Challenge! So I got it as a freebie in a PBS deal.

Heather's Books said...

well crap, I still have a few more to read for the fall challenge

Carpoolqueen (formerly known as Beth) said...

You've been bookwormed! Yay! I'm awarding you the coveted "Bookworm Award" check out this post for more details!

Cindy W said...

I just bookwormed you, tag!