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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2010 Reading challenges March Update

I have created a Challenge page which gets updated pretty regularly, and so this roundup will only include March books (except for the new challenge or completed challenges). To see the full lists of what I've read for each Challenge this year, check out the page. Also I realized this month that I had forgotten that part of most Challenges is linking back to your review when you have posted a review of a Challenge book, so I have done that this month too.

Still haven’t started:
The Memorable Memoir Challenge
Participants are to read at least 4 memoirs/diaries/letters/autobiography books in 2010.
My bad. I still haven’t read one. I have read 2 books that have elements of Memoir to them but they’re not strictly speaking memoirs. I’m still not worried though. I’ll knock out a lot when I do my summer nonfiction Challenge (see below).

The 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge
The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
No need to list your books in advance, 2010
It's funny but all the books I've read for the Shelf Discovery Challenge I feel fall squarely into Middle Readers, not YA, although I'd thought there'd be a lot of overlap. I have been collecting a small stack of these though.

Making Headway:
The Art History Reading Challenge
Read at least 3 books about art in 2010. These books can be either fiction or nonfiction, and they can span every genre.
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Finally I started! I’m feeling inspired and I might be able to knock these out in the next few months. 1/3

Rainbow Connection Reading Challenge
Single Rainbow (reading 7 books) by either Author (first or last name) or Title starting with R, O, Y, G, B, I and V (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet) books. This challenge is from January 1- June 30, 2010.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon DONE O
Innocent by Scott Turow DONE I
I’m nearly done, having read ROYGBI. Only V remains.

TBR *Lite* 2010
TBR= books that have been on your “To Be Read” list for 6 months or longer, but you haven’t gotten around to.
OPTION B: read 6 books in 12 months ~ you CAN change your reading list throughout the year
Nutureshock by Po Bronson
Halfway through! 3/6

Chunkster Reading Challenge
February 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011
A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction). A chunkster should be a challenge. Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - 4 Chunksters
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Technically, I’ve read 3/4 but I’m pretty sure I’ll replace the first one, The Help, because it’s exactly 451 which seems to be a cheat. In fact, a friend has even debated if it is 451 but we seem to have slightly different pagination for some bizarre reason.

AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE 2010
TOURIST - Read and review 3 books by 3 different Australian authors
Read 1/3, none this month

Shelf Discovery Challenge
November 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
5/6 1 month left

Finished:
Raved Reads
Create – and read! – a list of books that you’ve always heard others rave about, and thought you should read yourself… but always put off reading “until later”. Your list has to have at least 3 books on it. There are no limitations on genre. And no time limit.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
Finished Challenge! Of course, I will continue to read Raved Reads books and I’ll continue to add to the list on my Challenge page.

Read’n'Review
Review each book you read in 2010. So far, so good!

New Challenge I’ve signed up for:
Audio Books Challenge
Fascinated – Listen to 6 Audio Books. 2010
You Were Always Mom's Favorite by Deborah Tannen
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
3/6








New Summer Challenges To Come:
Southern Reading Challenge
you read three (fiction or nonfiction) between May 15th and August 15th.


This is still listed for 2009 on the host site, I am hoping she'll post an update soon for 2010.








NON-FICTION FIVE CHALLENGE
MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
2. Read at least one non-fiction book that is different from your other choices (i.e.: 4 memoirs and 1 self-help)

1 comment:

Grace said...

You should read Ms. American Pie by Margaret Sartor for one of you memoirs!