Reading Challenge

>> Saturday, January 16, 2010

**FUTURE UPDATES WILL BE IN THE PAGE AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN MARKED READING CHALLENGE 2010**

I have been inspired!! LOL

One of the blogs I started following that I found because of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge (see link on the side of my blog), I'll insert blog if I get permission from owner, is participating in a rather impressive list of reading challenges.

I have decided to follow suit! Here's the challenges I have decided to participate in:

The 2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge
As I JUST got my library card this week for my local library I think it rather fitting that I participate! LOL My plan is to aim for 50.

Books from the Library:
1. Nursing America: One Year Behind the Nursing Stations of an Inner-City Hospital, by Sandy Balfour
2. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3. 1984, by George Orwell
4. Summer, by Karen Kingsbury
5. Someday, by Karen Kingsbury
6. Sunrise, by Karen Kingsbury
7. Soldier Dead, by Michael Sledge
8. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
9. Redemption, by Gary Smalley and Karen Kingsbury
10. Sunset, by Karen Kingsbury
11. Remember, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
12. Return, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
13. Rejoice, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
14. Reunion, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
15. Shades of Blue, by Karen Kingsbury
16. A Company of Swans, by Eva Ibbotson
17. The Yada Yada Prayer Group, by Neta Jackson
18. Divine, by Karen Kingsbury
19. The Parting: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, by Beverly Lewis
20. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
21. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down, by Neta Jackson
22. The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, by Beverly Lewis
23. Fame, by Karen Kingsbury

Christian Non-Fiction Challenge
For this challenge I need to read 10 Christian Non-Fiction books by the end of the year.

***6 March 2010: I am considering not doing this challenge at this point. I have become VERY intrigued in a couple different Christian fiction series that I am so interested in completing that I am not sure I have time to do this. BUT, I am not removing the challenge from my list, I still may be able to finish it!***

Christian Non-Fiction:
1.

The Colorful Reading Challenge
For this challenge I will read 9 different books with 9 different colors in the title.

Colorful Books:
1. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2. Shades of Blue, by Karen Kingsbury

Black Beauty (Proposed)


The Chunkster Challenge
CHALLENGE COMPLETED
This one will probably be my biggest actual challenge. Chunksters are books that are at least 450 pages long (525 pages if Large Print books are used). THIS challenge runs February 1, 2010 to January 31, 2011. I am aiming for the level of 3 books.

Chunkster Books-:
1. Remember, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley, 593 pages Large Print
2. Rejoice, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley, 530 pages Large Print
3. Reunion, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley, 575 pages Large Print
4. American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld 550 pages Regular Print

100+ Reading Challenge
This sounds hard, but it isn't! LOL Since literally ANYTHING counts. I know I can do this one!! Even my Bible reading counts!! :)

100+ Reading Books:
1. Bible (In Progress)
2. Nursing America: One Year Behind the Nursing Stations of an Inner-City Hospital, by Sandy Balfour
3. What a Girl Wants, by Kristin Billerbeck
4. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
5. 1984, by George Orwell
6. How Starbucks Saved My Life, by Michael Gates Gill
7. Summer, by Karen Kingsbury
8. Someday, by Karen Kingsbury
9. Sunrise, by Karen Kingsbury
10. Soldier Dead, by Michael Sledge
11. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
12. Redemption, by Gary Smalley and Karen Kingsbury
13. Sunset, by Karen Kingsbury
14. Remember, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
15. Return, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
16. Rejoice, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
17. Reunion, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
18. Shades of Blue, by Karen Kingsbury
19. A Company of Swans, by Eva Ibbotson
20. American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld
21. The Yada Yada Prayer Group, by Neta Jackson
22. Divine, by Karen Kingsbury
23. The Parting: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, by Beverly Lewis
24. Rebecca's Promise (Adam's County Trilogy Series #1), by Jerry Eicher
25. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
26. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down, by Neta Jackson
27. The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, by Beverly Lewis
28. Fame, by Karen Kingsbury


Buy One and Read it in 2010
This challenge is different because I MUST purchase the books for this challenge. They must be both bought and read in 2010. My goal is 12 books, one a month.

Buy One and Read It in 2010 Books:
1. What a Girl Wants, by Kristin Billerbeck
2. How Starbucks Saved My Life, by Michael Gates Gill
3. American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld
4. Rebecca's Promise (Adam's County Trilogy Series #1), by Jerry Eicher

Just when I thought I'd found enough...

New-To-Me Christian Author Challenge

I must read 20 books by 20 different Christian Authors I have not read from before. For me this is good because I'm such a new Christian and should expand my authors list.

New-To-Me Christian Authors Books:
1. What a Girl Wants, by Kristin Billerbeck
2. Summer, by Karen Kingsbury
3. Redemption, by Gary Smalley (and Karen Kingsbury who is not new to me anymore)
4. The Yada Yada Prayer Group, by Neta Jackson
5. The Parting: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, by Beverly Lewis
6. Rebecca's Promise (Adam's County Trilogy Series #1), by Jerry Eicher

Max Lucado (Proposed)


451 Challenge
Read 7 books from the master list on the link above. Several books on here I've been wanting to read or re-read!

451 Challenge Books:
1. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2. 1984 - George Orwell
3. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

4. Charlotte's Web - E.B. White (Proposed)
5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling (Proposed)
6. Little Women - Louise May Alcott (Proposed)
7. The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (Proposed)
8. Black Beauty - Anna Sewall


Now this time I really am done!! LOL

April 25, 2010: Okay, so since I have recently become virtually ADDICTED to some series' of books I thought it might be good to add these challenges too! LOL

First In A Series Challenge
CHALLENGE COMPLETED
To qualify, a book must be the first book in a series. There are 4 levels to the challenge, I am going to try to achieve the second level, 6 books.

First in a Series books:
1. What a Girl Wants, by Kristin Billerbeck
2. Sunrise, by Karen Kingsbury
3. Redemption, by Gary Smalley and Karen Kingsbury
4. The Yada Yada Prayer Group, by Neta Jackson
5. The Parting: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, by Beverly Lewis
6. Rebecca's Promise (Adam's County Trilogy Series #1), by Jerry Eicher
7. Fame, by Karen Kingsbury (Firstborn Series)

The 2nd Challenge
CHALLENGE COMPLETED
To qualify, a book must either be second in a series or the second book you have read by a particular author. Again, since I've REALLY gotten into series, or particular authors, this should be easy for me! This also has four levels and I am aiming for the second level of 6 books.

The 2nd Books:
1. Summer, by Karen Kingsbury 2nd in a series
2. Animal Farm, by George Orwell 2nd book by George Orwell
3. Return, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley 2nd in a series
4. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury 2nd read by Ray Bradbury (been a LOOOONG time, not on this list)
5. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down, by Neta Jackson 2nd in a series
6. The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, by Beverly Lewis 2nd in a series

Finish That Series Challenge
To qualify, there is no number of BOOKS I must read, it is simply a matter of how many SERIES I finish. For the sake of simplicity I will list the book that COMPLETED the series however and then in parenthesis what the series title is if there is one. I'm pretty excited about this challenge and am shooting for the third level of FIVE series.

Finish That Series Challenge Books:

1. Sunset, by Karen Kingsbury (Karen Kingsbury's Sunrise Series, 4 books)
2. Reunion, by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley (Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley's Redemption Series, 5 books)


4 comments:

SuperMom January 17, 2010 at 11:25 PM  

Welcome to the 20 New-To-Me Christian Author Challenge!
Glad to have you along for the journey!

Excited to see what authors you find throughout the year to read!

I'm gonna be taking a look at some of the other challenges you are doing, sounds fun!

SuperMom @ What You Reading Now?

Elizabeth January 22, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

I'm so glad to have you join us in the 451 Challenge! Can't wait to see what you think of the books you choose. =)

SuperMom January 31, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

For joining and the challenge and helping promote it you can enter this giveaway for your choice of two books from the listed titles.
Come enter.
I am extending it through February 3!

http://whatyoureadingnow.blogspot.com/2010/01/promote-2010-new-to-me-author-challenge.html

J. Kaye February 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

Welcome to the 100+ & the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenges! So glad you are joining in.

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