Thursday, October 29, 2009

Challenge Updates

Well it is almost the end of the month. Here is how my various challenges are going.

101 Memoirs/Autobiographies/Biographies
Part of my 101 books in 1,001 Days

1) Rage to Survive - Etta James
2) Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia & Bulimia - Mayra Hornbacher
3) The Last Lecture - Randy Paucsh
4) The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs
5) Einstein: His Life and Universe - Walter Isaacson
6) Have A Little Faith - Mitch Albom
7) Crossing Over - Ruth Irene Garrett

75 Book Challenge

I've read 66 books thus far. So that is 9 more to go. I plan to be there by mid-December, but we'll see.

2009 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. I only signed for 25 books, but I have gone beyond that. I think I'll up that number next year.

1. Daisy Miller - Henry James
2. 1001 Books for Every Mood - Hallie Ephron
3. The Rosary - Gary Jansen
4. A Short Guide to a Happy Life - Anna Quindlen
5. The Beach House - Jane Green
6. The Prodigal God - Timothy Keller
7. Being Perfect - Anna Quindlen
8. Showboat - Edna Ferber
9. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg
10. How Starbucks Saved My Life - Michael Gates Gill
11. Outlander (Book 1) - Diana Gabaldon
12. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
13. Lamb - Christopher Moore
14. Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
15. Turbulent Souls - Stephen Dubner
16. Shade's Children - Garth Nix
17. A Capatalist Romance - Ruth Brandon
18. Shade's Children - Garth Nix
19. A Capatalist Romance - Ruth Brandon
20. A Tale of Two Cities (audiobook - CD) - Charles Dickens
21. Summer (audiobook download) - Edith Wharton
22. Silas Marner (audiobook - CD) - George Eliott
23. Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story - Etta James & David Ritz
24. Waisted: A Memoir of Anorexia & Bulimia - Marya Hornbacher
25. The Third Jesus - Deepak Chopra
26. The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
27. Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
28. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs
29. Duma Key - Stephen King
30. Dead Man's Cell Phone - Sarah Ruhl
31. When The Heart Cries - Cindy Woodsmall
32. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks
33. Have A Little Faith - Mitch Albom
34. Night Flight - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
35. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate - Jacqueline Kelly
36. The Christmas List: A Novel - Richard Paul Evans
37. Crossing Over - Ruth Irene Garrett

R.I.P. IV (2009)

I opted to read 2 horror/scary books for this year's challenge, but have only managed to finish one. I'm in the middle of "The Thirteenth Tale", but that won't be finished by Saturday.

Duma Key by Stephen King was the only book I finished in time for this challenge. Which fits in nicely with the Stephen King/Richard Bachman challenge (ongoing).

Operation Actually Read Bible Challenge

This month I have not read from the Bible.
*slaps own wrist*

The next two months only find me doing 3 NEW challenges which overlap. My own Mini-Christmas Reading Challenge, Winter Reading Challenge and the Christmas Reading Challenge.

Still continue with the Library, 75 Books, Stephen King, 101/1,001 and Bible Challenges.


A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Wow! You are a challenge machine! I need to get on track with mine.

reviewsbylola said...

Looks like you made a lot of headway with your challenges. Good job!

gautami tripathy said...

You did well completed so many challenges!

RIP IV Wrap-up