January 4, 2009

999 Book Reading Challenge

This is my first ever attempt to complete a reading challenge. The rules for this challenge are simple. Read 9 books each in 9 different categories in 2009 with an added challenge of finishing by 9/9/09. Below are the books I've got on my list so far. The rules allow for up to 9 over-lapping books but I'm going to try to fill it with 81 different books. I have a tracker at the bottom of my blog and the button in my sidebar will link to this page.

Feel free to offer suggestions via the comments or correct me on any books I may have in the wrong category.

The Categories
1. ARC/ER/Galleys
2. Cozies
3. Paranormal
4. YA
5. Fantasy/Urban fantasy/Sci-fi
6. E-Books
7. Romance(Contemporary or Suspense)/Chic-lit
8. Series books
9. Non-fiction


The Books
ARC/ER/Galleys
1. Red-Headed Stepchild - Jaye Wells
2. Whisper of Warning - Laura Griffin
3. Holly's Inbox - Holly Denham
4. Irreplaceable - Stephen Lovely
5. The Girl She Used To Be - David Cristofano
6. Life Sentences - Laura Lippman
7. Obsession - Gloria Vanderbilt
8. Blood and Bone - William Lashner
9. Darling Jim - Christian Moerk

Cozies
1. Peppermint Twisted - Sammi Carter
2. The Chocolate Cat Caper - JoAnna Carl
3. The Chocolate Bear Burglary - JoAnna Carl
4. Goody Goody Gunshots
5. Crazy Fool Kills Five - Gwen Freeman
6. Dead Write - Sheila Lowe
7. Dying For Dinner - Miranda Bliss
8. Poison Pen - Sheila Lowe
9. The Big Dirt Nap - Rosemary Harris

Paranormal
1. Stakes and Stilettos - Michelle Rowen
2. Lady & the Vamp - Michelle Rowen
3. Blood Bar - Norm Applegate
4. Accidentally Dead - Dakota Cassidy
5. Intertwined - Gena Showalter
6. Passion Unleashed - Larissa Ione
7. Desire Unchained - Larissa Ione
8. Undead and Unwelcome - MaryJanice Davidson
9. You Are So Undead to Me - Stacey Jay

YA
1. Elijah's Coin - Steve O'Brien
2. Fade - Lisa McMann
3. Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not-So-Fabulous Life - Rachel Renee Russell
4. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X - James Patterson
5. Oh My Goth - Gena Showalter
6. Speed Demon - Erin Lynn
7. Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace - MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi
8. Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light - MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi
9. Dramarama - E. Lockhart

Fantasy/Urban fantasy/Sci-fi
1. Death's Daughter - Amber Benson
2. Gray Apocalypse - James Murdoch
3. Bleak History - John Shirley
4. In Quest of Theta Magic - Enid Wilson
5. Ice Tomb - Deborah Jackson
6. Modern Magic - Anne Cordwainer
7. Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
8. Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
9. Faefever - Karen Marie Moning


E-Books
1. Invisible - Kimber Chin
2. Dirty Little Angels - Chris Tusa
3. Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione
4. The Blue Pen - Lisa Rusczyk
5. Host - Stephenie Meyer
6. The Elf and The Princess - Anna del C. Dye
7. Trouble in Elf City - Anna del C. Dye
8. Elfs in a Conquered Realm - Anna del C. Dye
9. Selling Forever - Kimber Chin

Romance(Contemporary or Suspense)/Chic-lit
1. Blood Blothers - Nora Roberts
2. Time of My Life - Allison Winn Scotch
3. One Deadly Sin - Annie Solomon
4. A Treasure Worth Seeking - Sandra Brown
5. Invisible - Kimber Chin
6. The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks
7. Fifteen Minutes of Shame - Lisa Daily
8. Sleeping Arrangements - Madeleine Wickham
9. Sundays At Tiffany's

Series Books
1. Immortal Outlaw - Lisa Hendrix
2. Dog on It - Spencer Quinn
3. Thereby Hangs a Tail - Spencer Quinn
4. City of the Dead - T.L. Higley
5. Divine Justice - David Baldacci
6. Snitch - Rene Gutteridge
7. Lifelines - CJ Lyons
8. The Demon King and I - Candace Havens
9. The Accidental Werewolf - Dakota Cassidy

Non-fiction
1. UFOs, JFK and Elvis - Richard Belzer
2. Retail Anarchy - Sam Pocker
3. Priceless Memories - Bob Barker
4. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
5. Little Pink House - Jeff Benedict
6. The Lennon Prophecy - Joseph Niezoga
7. Steve Martin - Morris Walker
8. The Towering World of Jimmy Choo - Lauren Goldstein Crowe
9. My Little Read Book - Rachel Kauder Nalebuff



5 comments :

Kimberly said...

How about for non-fiction "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Last Lecture"?

I give you all the credit in the world!!!! 999 is very ambitious but I know you can do it!

**Lisa Daily** said...

Hi!

Lisa Daily here, great blog.

I just wanted to say thanks for crossing FIFTEEN MINUTES OF SHAME off your list first! Hope you enjoyed it.

Best,

Lisa Daily
http://www.lisadaily.com

Wrighty - said...

Wow! You've never done a challenge and you chose a big one like that! That is ambitious but you will get that done, no problem. I've never done one either so I'm scouting them out. Good luck!

Lisa Hendrix said...

Hey, Monie -- Can I offer up IMMORTAL OUTLAW (June 09) as one of your series books?

The Book Resort said...

Wow! You go, girl ;]. Happy Reading!!!