2011 Challenges

My Challenges for 2011 were – you can find my challenge updates for 2011 and my challenges for 2012

Firstly, participating in three different book challenges:

2011 Debut Author Challenge

2011 Debut Author Challenge

The 2011 Debut Author Challenge - not yet sure what I plan to read but thinking of taking a look at Choker by Elizabeth Woods or XVI by Julia Carr.
This is a Story Siren blog challenge.

January:

  1. His Last Duchess, Gabrielle Kim
  2. Entangled, Cat Clarke
  3. Pi**ed Off Parents Club, Mink Elliott
  4. Sister, Rosamund Lupton

February

  1. A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
  2. Before I Die, Jenny Downham

March

  1. Soulless, Gail Carriger
  2. Paranormalcy, Kiersten White

May

  1. The Guardian Angel’s Journal, Carolyn Jess-Cooke

June

  1. Die for Me, Amy Plum
  2. Turning the Tide, Chrisine Stovell
  3. Unearthly, Cynthia Hand
  4. I am Legend, Richard Matheson

July

  1. Divergent, Veronica Roth

August

  1. Long Lankin, Lindsey Barraclough
  2. Black Swan Rising, Lee Carroll
  3. The Small Hand, Susan Hill
  4. A Long Long Sleep, Anna Sheehan
  5. Fury, Elizabeth Miles

September

  1. Nightshade, Andrea Cremer

December

  1. Prince of Thorns, Mark Lawrence
British Book Challenge

British Book Challenge

The British Books Challenge again, not sure what I want to read yet but I like the look of Entangled, Tyme’s End and Ghost of a Chance.
This is a Bookette blog challenge.

January:

  1. Girl on the Landing, Paul Torday
  2. His Last Duchess, Gabrielle Kim
  3. Entangled, Cat Clarke
  4. Sister, Rosamund Lupton

February

  1. Before I die, Jenny Downham
  2. My Last Duchess, Daisy Goodwin
  3. The Woman in Black, Susan Hill
  4. You Against Me, Jenny Downham

March

  1. Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch

April

  1. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters

May

  1. Friendly Fire by Patrick Gale
  2. The Guardian Angel’s Journal, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
  3. The Jewel of St Petersburg, Kate Furnivall
  4. Sunshine, Robin McKinley
  5. The Ballad of Lee Cotton, Christopher Wilson

June

  1. Turning the Tide, Christine Stovell

August

  1. Long Lankin, Lindsey Barraclough
  2. The Scarlet Kimono, Christina Courtenay
  3. Witch Light, Susan Fletcher

September

  1. Florence and Giles, John Harding

October

  1. Afterwards, Rosamund Lupton
  2. The Dead of Winter, Chris Priestley

November

  1. The Act of Roger Murgatroyd, Gilbert Adair
  2. The Lady of the Rivers, Philippa Gregory

December

  1. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2011

100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2011

The 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2011! 100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge 2011 – This is a Book Chick City blog challenge.

January – 11 Books:

  1. Girl on the Landing, Paul Torday
  2. Fade Out, Morganville Vampires – Rachel Caine
  3. His Last Duchess, Gabrielle Kim
  4. Entangled, Kat Clarke
  5. Desert Spear, Peter V Brett
  6. Matched, Ally Condie
  7. Pi**ed Off Parents Club, Mink Elliott
  8. Room, Emma Donoghue
  9. Sister, Rosamund Lupton
  10. Beautiful Darkness, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  11. Lies, Michael Grant

February – 10 books

  1. I’d Tell You I Loved You But Then I’d Have to Kill You,
  2. A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
  3. Before I Die, Jenny Downham
  4. My Last Duchess, Daisy Goodwin
  5. I am Number Four, Pittacus Lore
  6. The Woman in Black, Susan Hill
  7. You Against Me, Jenny Downham
  8. Crimson China, Betsy Tobin
  9. Darkest Mercy, Melissa Marr
  10. Red Riding Hood, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

March – 11 books

  1. Soulless, Gail Carriger
  2. Changeless, Gail Carriger
  3. Blameless, Gail Carriger
  4. Paranormalcy, Kiersten White
  5. Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch
  6. The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Sarah Addison-Allen
  7. White Cat, Holly Black
  8. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King
  9. Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. Outside In, Maria Snyder
  11. Fear the Worst, Linwood Barclay

April

  1. Kiss of Death, Rachel Caine
  2. All Together Dead, Charlaine Harris
  3. From Dead to Worse, Charlaine Harris
  4. City of Fallen Angels, Cassandra Clare
  5. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters
  6. The Borgia Bride, Jeanne Kalogridis
  7. Sisters Red, Jackson Pearce
  8. Delirium, Lauren Oliver
  9. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Ally Carter

May

  1. Friendly Fire, Patrick Gale
  2. The Guardian Angel’s Journal, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
  3. Unwind, Neal Shusterman
  4. The Jewel of St Petersburg, Kate Furnivall
  5. Sunshine, Robin McKinley
  6. The Ballad of Lee Cotton, Christopher Wilson
  7. Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris
  8. Dead in the Family, Charlaine Harris
  9. Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires No.9), Rachel Caine
  10. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover, Ally Carter

June

  1. The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss
  2. Die for Me, Amy Plum
  3. The Dark and Hollow Places, Carrie Ryan
  4. Plague, Michael Grant
  5. Turning the Tide, Christine Stovell
  6. Moon Called, Patricia Briggs
  7. Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs
  8. Unearthly, Cynthia Hand
  9. I am Legend, Richard Matheson
  10. Hannah’s Dream, Diane Hammond
  11. Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs
  12. Bloodstone, Gillian Philips

July

  1. Wake, Robert Sawyer
  2. The Winter Sea, Susanna Kearsley
  3. Divergent, Veronica Roth
  4. Heartless, Gail Carriger
  5. Bone Crossed, Patrica Briggs

August

  1. Red Glove, Holly Black
  2. Long Lankin, Lindsey Barraclough
  3. The Scarlet Kimono, Christina Courtenay
  4. Black Swan Rising, Lee Carroll
  5. Silver Borne, Patricia Briggs
  6. The Small Hand, Susan Hill
  7. Graveminder, Melissa Marr
  8. Witch Light, Susan Fletcher
  9. A Long Long Sleep, Anna Sheehan
  10. Fury, Elizabeth Miles
  11. Feed, Mira Grant

September

  1. Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch
  2. Florence and Giles, John Harding
  3. No and Me, Delphine de Vigan
  4. River Marked, Patricia Briggs
  5. Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris
  6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
  7. Nightshade, Andrea Cremer
  8. Fellowship of the Ring (book 1 of LOTR), Tolkien
  9. Bite Club, Rachel Caine (book 10 of the Morganville Vampires)

October

  1. Ashes by Ilsa J Bick
  2. Vanish by Sophie Jordan
  3. Ape House by Sara Gruen
  4. The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
  5. Afterwards, Rosamund Lupton
  6. A Game of Thrones, George RR Martin
  7. The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien
  8. Last Breath, Rachel Caine
  9. The Dead of Winter, Chris Priestley

November

  1. The Act of Roger Murgatroyd, Gilbert Adair
  2. The Lady of the Rivers, Philippa Gregory
  3. Storm Front, Jim Butcher, No.1 of the Dresden Files
  4. Immortal Beloved, Cate Tiernan
  5. The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman
  6. The Return of the King, Book 3, Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  7. Avenger’s Angel, Heather Killough-Walden
  8. People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks

December

  1. The Madonnas of Leningrad, Debra Dean
  2. The Princess Bride, William Goldman
  3. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  4. Fool Moon, Jim Butcher
  5. Prince of Thorns, Mark Lawrence
  6. Twelve, Jasper Kent

And secondly – a personal challenge – which is to exercise more, eat and drink more healthily!¬† I’ve been so lazy for the past couple of months – and been very festive and jolly for December – so now is the time for payback.¬† This is nothing to do with books whatsoever but I’m going to try and track how I’m doing and maybe it will give me an incentive to keep up! (And then again maybe not!)

I have completed the night time walking marathon which was on Sunday May 1st in Manchester with my hubby in aid of cancer research uk and ran the BUPA Great Manchester 10k run. Walked some of it to be totally honest.

April

The Little Strange, Sarah

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2 Responses to “2011 Challenges”

  1. Becky the Bookette

    Entangled is fab!

    Welcome to the challenge. Hope you get to read some great British talent.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I hope so too. Think your challenge and your site are great – I love being able to look at all these blogs – so many people with such a passion for reading. I used to feel so freaky for being such a bookish type of person but there’s a whole other world out there with all this.

      BTW I absolutely loved Firebrand but I read it on the 31st of December! So can’t have it for this year’s challenge unfortunately… saw your review for it which was excellent. I just adore that book and can’t wait for number two!

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