Saturday, January 1, 2011

100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge 2011.

Well, the title says it all. :)
I don't think I'll be able to reach it, but if I exceed 76 from last year, I'll be satisfied. This one is again hosted by Book Chick City and here is the sign-up page if anyone is interested in participating.

Challenge Details

•Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011

•Rules - Read 100 or more books in 2011

•All books can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

•Only print books and ebooks count (no audiobooks).

•You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.

•You can also follow the progress others are making and chat about the VC books you read on twitter too - just use #100BooksInAYear

P.S. Turns out I read 77 books last year (I misnumbered 2 titles and ended up a book short). :)
Books in 2011:

1. Rachel Vincent: Stray
2. Linda Howard: Blood Bound
3. Lee Child: The Killing Floor
4. Steven Brust: Jhereg
5. Steven Brust: Yendi
6. Sean Slater: The Survivor
7. Steven Brust:: Teckla
8. Sabrina Jeffries: How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
9. Kristin Cashore: Graceling
10. Kresley Cole: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
11. Steven Brust: Taltos
12. Steven Brust: Athyra
13. Steven Brust: Phoenix
14. Steven Brust: Orca
15. Mary Balogh: A Secret Affair
16. Kelley Armstrong: The Gathering
17. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall
18. Lois McMaster Bujold: Shards of Honour
19. Lois McMaster Bujold: Barrayar
20. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Warrior's Apprentice
21. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Mountains of Mourning
22. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Vor Game
23. Lois McMaster Bujold: Cetaganda
24. Lois McMaster Bujold: Labyrinth
25. Lois McMaster Bujold: The Borders of Infinity
26. Lois McMaster Bujold: Brothers in Arms
27. Lois McMaster Bujold: Mirror Dance
28. Lois McMaster Bujold: Memory
29. Rachel Hawkins: Demonglass
30. J.D Robb: Treachery in Death
31. Shelly Laurenston: Hunting season (The Gathering)
32. Mary Balogh: A Secret Affair
33. Lois McMaster Bujold: Komarr
34. William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream
35. Lois McMaster Bujold: A Civil Campaign
36. Lois McMaster Bujold: Winterfair Gifts
37. Lois McMaster Bujold: Diplomatic Immunity
38. Sabrina Jeffries: Forbidden Lord
39. James Rollins: The Devil colony
40. Charlaine Harris: Dead Reckoning
41. Sabrina Jeffries: The Dangerous Lord
42. Lee Child: Die Trying
43. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
44. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
45. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
46. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
47. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix
48. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince
49. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
50. Stephanie Laurens: Four in Hand
51. Sabrina Jeffries: A Hellion in Her Bed
52. Stephanie Laurens: The Reasons for Marriage
53. James Rollins: The Skeleton Key (novella)
54. JD Robb: Indulgence in Death
55. Tess Gerritsen: The Silent Girl
56. Suzanne Enoch: Stolen Kisses
57.Stephanie Laurens: Rose in Bloom (a novella)
58. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
59. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
60. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
61. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
62. MJ Rose: In Session
63. J. Quinn: Just Like Heaven
64. Melissa Darnell: Crave
65. Nalini Singh: Lord of the Abyss
66. Kasey Michaels: A Midsummer Night's Sin
67. Tom Knox: The Lost Goddess
68. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix
69. John W. Dean: Worse than Watergate : The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
70. Ines de la Fressange: Parisian Chic
71. Mark A. Noll, ed.: Religion and American Politics
72. J. Butler, G. Wacker; R. Balmer: Religion in American Life
73. Timothy J. Lynch : After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy
74. Scott McLellan: What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception
75.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
76. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
77.  J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit
78. STEPHEN MANSFIELD: The Faith Of George Bush
79. Deborah Harkness: A Discovery of Witches
80. John W. Dean: Broken Government
81. PC and Kristen Cast: Awakened (House of Night)


  1. I failed last year. (Whimper.) And I seem to be on a different challenge, the one from J. Kaye's Book Blog. But the rules are the same. Maybe I'll make it this year.

  2. Wow, 76 books in a year is mind boggling to me. Well done! I do hope to read more this year, but there are a great many other things I would like to do as well, so we'll see. Good luck!

  3. CF, so did I. :) But who cares, I read so many great books I don't really care I didn't hit 100. PLus, now at least I have an idea of what and how much I actually read.
    I participated in J. Kaye's last year but since BCC is my favourite book blog, since she's hosting her own, I decided to join hers.

  4. Thanks Jospehine! :) REading is what I do to unwind from a day and what helps me deal with stress. That's why so many. :) Besides, I don't really watch TV.
    We all have stuff we love to do, it just happens I love reading extremely (have since I learned to read). :) I'm off now to do some more of it.

  5. Happy new Ines, all the best. This really interests me, and I do love reading, but like Josephine, I could never see myself reading a complete book every 3 to 4 days, and I think the pressure would get to me. Which reminds me slightly of that movie Julie and Julia, where Julie attempts to cook every recipe (524-odd) in Julia Child's recipe book!

  6. Good luck with your challenge! I tried J.Kaye's challenge last year, but ended with only 60 or so books. Wrong year to take up that kind of challenge :)
    And I agree with you-quality over quantity!

  7. I really wish you good luck. While I love reading I don't think I could read 100 books in one year. I also think it is better to read good books even if they are not 100. But then, everyone has their opinion!
    Best Wishes and big Hugs

  8. Thank you Michael, all the best to you as well!
    I only managed to get to 76 books because all I do once I'm on a vacation is read (and 3 weeks of reading make my list grow).
    I didn't see Julie and Julia but it sounds interesting from what I heard of it.

  9. Ivana, thanks, we'll see how lucky I'll get with reading this year. :) At the moment I'm contemplating re-reading Hobbit and LoTR, it's been too long since I read them last.

  10. Thanks Vintage Lady. I actually thought I could get to 100 books but after summer it became obvious I was being a bit too optimistic. Oh, well, nothing wrong with that. ;)

  11. 76 sounds like a lot of books. Even one a week sounds like a heck of a lot of books. Great idea to have a year-long challenge. I would love to read 100 books in a year. Maybe one day.

  12. MPL, I don't think having children works well with a reading challenge. :) It's one of the things that I know I will have to give up when I decide to have children. And then eventually get back into.

  13. You all are fantastic! I'm lucky if I can read 15! I don't have much of an attention span, though, maybe the discipline will come to me in a few years. Right now I'm reading the Communist Manifesto, and I'm thinking "This? It isn't nearly as well reasoned as the book that launched a thousand wars should be."

  14. Thanks Joan for the comment. :) It's just a matter of what one likes to do to relax and books just do it for me.
    But I definitely don't attempt reading books as Communist Manifesto, I think that's very brave from you in regards to being able to finish it and keep up your interest.

  15. wondeful idea- I'm not sure I could pull it off- although I'd like to think I could get close. So far this year I have only read 4 magazines, not a great start...

  16. Rose, getting close is pretty much the best I can do too. I'd say I'm off to a good start - 2 books so far. :)

  17. Hi Ines! I jumped over here from WAFTbyCarol as I too am an avid reader. I checked my Kindle account and found that since June 1, 2011 (when I bought the Kindle), I've read 140 books! And that's just on the Kindle; doesn't count hard copies read! Yikes!! No wonder my house is dusty.

    I've now bookmarked you and I look forward to reading both your perfume and book reviews.

  18. Hi Donna,

    thanks for reading my blog. :)

    More than 140 books in 6 months?! Oh, I am so envious! :)

    I'd consider it pure heaven if I had time to read so many books - well, actually, any time I can use for reading books is heaven for me (I just wish there was more of it - there are so many books I just don't have the time to read).

  19. I have to tell you that I was shocked myself as I do work full time. I'm not married though, nor do I have children, so that definitely frees up some time. Also, I don't watch television (except University of Kentucky basketball!).

  20. Rappleyea, that all goes for me too but I am still nowhere near that amount. :)
    Although, it might have to do something with all the extra activities I have each day... :)