Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EW Summer Books Challenge

Sign up for this challenge at:

Runs from May 1, 2010 through September 6, 2010 (Labor Day)

After you read a book, just write a review to share your thoughts with others!

Prizes: There will be some prizes. Your chances of winning will increase with each review you write.

Here's EW's list of the summer's must-reads:

THIS BODY OF DEATH by Elizabeth George (April 20)

HALF LIFE by Roopa Farooki (April 27)

GIRL IN TRANSLATION by Jean Kwok (April 29)

THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE by Julie Orringer (May 4)

THE LAST STAND by Nathaniel Philbrick (May 4)


WAR by Sebastian Junger (May 11)




THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin (June 8)

SO COLD THE RIVER by Michael Koryta (June 9)

THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR by Allegra Goodman (July 6)

LUCY by Laurence Gonzales (July 13)

RED HOOK ROAD by Ayelet Waldman (July 13)

I CURSE THE RIVER OF TIME by Per Pettersson (August 3)

YOU LOST ME THERE by Rosecrans Baldwin (August 12)

MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins (August 24)

Entry From Booking Mama:

Since I want this to be fun and stress-free (just like a summer vacation!), I've decided to include lots of levels, and the first one only challenges you to read one book -- how easy is that? (And I know almost every one of you will be reading MOCKINGJAY before the summer ends.) The names of levels might look familiar to you. Remember those swimming lessons you took at the YMCA when you were a kid?


1-3 Books: Polliwog

4-6 Books: Guppy

7-9 Books: Minnow

10-12 Books: Fish

13-15 Books: Flying Fish

16-18 Books: Shark

I am going to sign up for the Guppy Level. I think I should be able to read at least 4 books this summer!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2010 Erotica Romance Reading Challenge

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010
  • Rules: To read TEN(10) Erotica Romance in 2010

I love to read books from this category so I had to sign up for this.

My Books:

1. Beyond the Dark by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Emma Holly, Diane Whitesite

2. Night Embrace (Dark Hunter #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

3. Sheer Pleasure by Maggie Shayne

4. Riding Wild by Jaci Burton

2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge

Sign up at:
There are four levels:--The Mini – Check out and read 25 library books. --Just My Size – Check out and read 50 library books.--Stepping It Up – Check out and read 75 library books.--Super Size Me – Check out and read 100 library books.(Aim high. As long as you read 25 by the end of 2010, you are a winner.)

I will try for Stepping It up because I am sure I can read 75 library booksHere is my list so far:
1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
2. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
3. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
4. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
5. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
6. The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
7. Up for Renewal by Cathy Alter
8. Fallen
9. Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead
10. Postmortem by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
11. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
12. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
13. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
14. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
15. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
16. Night Embrace (Dark Hunter #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
17. Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead
18. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
19. Sheer Pleasure by Maggie Shayne
20. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
21. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
22. Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
23. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister 3/23/10
24. Irrepleaceable by Stephen Lovely 4/10
25. Bad Apple by Laura Ruby 4/2/10
26. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton 4/6/10
27. Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
28. Small-Town Brides by Janet-Tronstad & Debra Clopton 4/7/10
29. Perfection A Memoir by Julie Metz 4/9/10
30. Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt 4/10/10
31. The Haunting by Joan Lowery Nixon
32. Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman 4/14/10
33. Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg 4/17/10
34. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 4/22/10
34. Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright 4/26/10
35. Bloodsucking Fiends (Love Story#1) by Christopher Moore 4/29/10
36. You Suck (Love Story #2) by Christopher Moore 5/2/10
37. Crashed by Robin Wasserman 5/15/10
38. The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg 5/16/10
39. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Childby Marc Weissbluth 5/16/10
40. Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child : Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundariesby Robert J.
41. Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3) by Charlaine Harris 5/31/10
42. A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic 6/3/10
43. Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson 6/5/10
44. Never Say Never by Dwayne S. Joseph 6/7/10
45. If your Girl Only Knew by Dwayne S. Joseph 6/12/10
46. In too Deep by Dwayne S. Joseph 6/13/10
47. Caught by Harlan Coben 6/29/10
48. Dark Lover by J. R. Ward 7/26/10
49. Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery 7/28/10
50. Horns by Joe Hill 8/1/10
51. Look Again by Lisa Scottoline 8/3/10
52. Raven by
Allison van Diepen 8/4/10
53. No Legal Grounds by James Scott Bell 8/17/10
54. Godchild by Vincent Zandri 8/27/10
55. Livin Ain't Easy by Peron Long 8/28/10
56. As Catch Can by Vincent Zandri 9/3/10
57. Gigolos Get Lonely Too by Dwayne S. Joseph 9/5/10
59. Eternal Lover by Hannah Howell 9/15/10
60 Body of Evidence by Roy Glenn 9/18/10
62. Around The Way Girls by La Jill Hunt 9/24/10
63. Casanegra by Blair Underwood, 9/29/10
65. Murder at the Ingham County Fair by Richard Baldwin 10/6/10
66. Drama Queen by La Jill Hunt 10/16/10

Young Adult Reading Challenge

I read a lot of young adult books, so I definately have to join this reading challenge. This is my first year for any reading challenges.I think I will start with level: Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels. I can always read more and probably will, but that's a good place to startIf you're interested in signing up, visit this page.If you'd like to read reviews of books read for this challenge, you can do so here.If you'd like to know who has completed this challenge, that information can be found here.
My 2010 YA reads include:
4. Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
9. Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead
10. The Haunting by Joan Lowery Nixon
11. Crashed by Robin Wasserman
12. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (to read)
13. Raven by Allison van Diepen 8/4/10
14. The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Blackwelder 10/19/10

Read Your Name Reading Challenge

Check this challenge out at http://namereading.blogspot.com/2009/12/2010-sign-ups.html

The challenge is to read your name in book title first letters, ultimately spelling out your name. That means:

Using your first name, or blogger name, or your pets name, or even your favorite literary character's name; whichever you like, choose books with first title letters that spell out your name. (Audio books and eBooks are also okay.)

The challenge runs from Jan. 1st 2010, to Dec. 31st 2010.

Crashed by Robin Wasserman

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (3/4/10)

Eye for an Eye by Dwayne S. Joseph (10/12/10)

Riding Wild by Jaci Burton

Year of Pleasures (The), by Elizabeth Berg (1/10)

Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright (4/26/10)