Monday, December 19, 2011

How Did I Do With The Reading Challenges For 2011???

I didn't participate in that many reading challenges for 2011, but here is how I did on the ones I signed up for...

Goodreads Reading Challenge ~ I originally chose 50 books, but I moved it up a couple of times to where I am now - 80 books!
  1. The Witness by Josh Mcdowell
  2. The Crimson Cipher by Susan Page Davis
  3. Head Game by Tim Downs
  4. Deceit By Brandilyn Collins
  5. The Pawn by Steven James
  6. The Rook by Steven James
  7. The Knight by Steven James
  8. In The Shadow of Evil by Robin Caroll
  9. Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon
  10. False Pretenses by Kathy Herman
  11. No Safe Haven by Kimberley and Kayla Woodhouse
  12. The Bishop by Steven James
  13. Leaving by Karen Kingsbury
  14. Possession by Rene Gutteridge
  15. Against All Odds by Irene Hannon
  16. An Eye For An Eye by Irene Hannon
  17. In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon
  18. Over The Edge by Brandilyn Collin
  19. The Alarmists by Don Hoesel
  20. Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann
  21. Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson
  22. A Lady Like Sarah (#1) by Margaret Brownley
  23. A Suitor For Jenny (#2) by Margaret Brownley
  24. A Vision of Lucy (#3) by Margaret Brownley
  25. The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper: A Novel by Kathleen Y'Barbo
  26. Anna Finch and the Hired Gun: A Novel by Kathleen Y'Barbo
  27. The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck: A Novel by Kathleen Y'Barbo
  28. Inside Threat: A Riley Covington Thriller by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn
  29. Treasuring Emma, Middlefield Family Series #1 by Kathleen Fuller
  30. False Witness by Randy D. Singer
  31. The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz
  32. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
  33. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
  34. Reluctant Burglar by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  35. Learning: Bailey Flanigan Series (Book 2) by Karen Kingsbury
  36. Cherished by Kim Cash Tate
  37. Formula for Danger (Sonoma Series #2) by Camy Tang
  38. CASCADE by Lisa T. Bergren
  39. Mercy Come Morning by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  40. Reluctant Runaway (#2) by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  41. Reluctant Smuggler (#3) by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  42. The Queen: A Patrick Bowers Thriller by Steven James
  43. Torrent (River of Time #3) by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  44. To Die For by Sandra Byrd
  45. Deadly Pursuit: Guardians of Justice (#2) by Irene Hannon
  46. The Chair by James L. Rubart
  47. Vigilante by Robin Parrish
  48. The 2012 Biblical Guide to Voting by Frontline Books
  49. Heiress by Susan May Warren
  50. The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
  51. The Economics of Ego Surplus by Paul McDonnold
  52. A Dime a Dozen by Mindy Starns Clark
  53. The Hardest Thing to Do by Penelope Wilcock 
  54. A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes 
  55. Refuge on Crescent Hill: A Novel by Melanie Dobson
  56. Shadows on the Sand: A Seaside Mystery by Gayle G. Roper 
  57. A Quarter for a Kiss (Million Dollar Mysteries Series #4) by Mindy Starns Clark
  58. Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love 
  59. Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay
  60. The Keeper: A Short Story Prequel to Forbidden by Ted Dekker
  61. Dangerous Mercy: A Novel by Kathy Herman 
  62. Longing (Bailey Flanigan #3) by Karen Kingsbury 
  63. Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills
  64. The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
  65. Mortal by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee
  66. Shadows from the Past by Ashley Dawn
  67. Protection for Hire by Camy Tang
  68. Out of Control by Mary Connealy
  69. Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie
  70. Dark Liaison by D.I. Telbat
  71. Deep Cover by Sandra Orchard
  72. Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable
  73. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  74. Christmas Haven by Hope White
  75. Solitary by Travis Thrasher
  76. The Christmas Rescue by Laura Scott
  77. The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
  78. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  79. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  80. The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher
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2011 Christian Suspense Challenge

The level I chose ~ 40 books!

Here's what I accomplished:
  1. The Witness by Josh Mcdowell
  2. The Crimson Cipher by Susan Page Davis
  3. Head Game by Tim Downs
  4. Deceit By Brandilyn Collins
  5. The Pawn by Steven James
  6. The Rook by Steven James
  7. The Knight by Steven James
  8. In The Shadow of Evil by Robin Caroll
  9. Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon
  10. False Pretenses by Kathy Herman
  11. No Safe Haven by Kimberley and Kayla Woodhouse
  12. The Bishop by Steven James
  13. Possession by Rene Gutteridge
  14. Against All Odds by Irene Hannon
  15. An Eye For An Eye by Irene Hannon
  16. In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon
  17. Over The Edge by Brandilyn Collin
  18. The Alarmists by Don Hoesel
  19. Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann
  20. Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson
  21. Inside Threat: A Riley Covington Thriller by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn
  22. False Witness by Randy D. Singer
  23. Reluctant Burglar (#1) by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  24. Formula for Danger (Sonoma Series #2) by Camy Tang
  25. Reluctant Runaway (#2) by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  26. Reluctant Smuggler (#3) by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  27. The Queen: A Patrick Bowers Thriller by Steven James
  28. Deadly Pursuit: Guardians of Justice (#2) by Irene Hannon
  29. The Chair by James L. Rubart
  30. Vigilante by Robin Parrish
  31. The Economics of Ego Surplus by Paul McDonnold
  32. A Dime a Dozen by Mindy Starns Clark
  33. Refuge on Crescent Hill: A Novel by Melanie Dobson
  34. Shadows on the Sand: A Seaside Mystery by Gayle G. Roper 
  35. A Quarter for a Kiss (Million Dollar Mysteries Series #4) by Mindy Starns Clark
  36. The Keeper: A Short Story Prequel to Forbidden by Ted Dekker
  37. Dangerous Mercy: A Novel by Kathy Herman
  38. Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills
  39. The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
  40. Mortal by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee
You can sign up for the 2012 Christian Suspense Challenge ~ click here



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The level I chose ~ Series Expert: Read 12 books that are the first in any series.

Here is what I accomplished:


  1. The Pawn - A Patrick Bowers Thriller (Book 1) by Steven James
  2. False Pretenses - Kathy Herman
  3. Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon
  4. Leaving: Bailey Flanigan Series (Book 1) - Karen Kingsbury
  5. Against All Odds - Irene Hannon - Heroes of Quantico Book 1
  6. A Lady Like Sarah (#1) by Margaret Brownley
  7. The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper: A Novel by Kathleen Y'Barbo
  8. Treasuring Emma, Middlefield Family Series #1 by Kathleen Fuller
  9. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
  10. Reluctant Burglar by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
  11. Heiress by Susan May Warren
  12. A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes 




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The level I chose ~  A full plate - Read 12 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you've read the author.

  1. The Rook, A Patrick Bowers Thriller (Book 2) - Steven James (2nd book I've read by author)
  2. Against All Odds - Irene Hannon - Heroes of Quantico Book 1 (2nd book I've read by author)
  3. An Eye for an Eye - Irene Hannon - Heroes of Quantico Book 2 (2nd book in series)
  4. A Suitor For Jenny (#2) by Margaret Brownley (2nd book I've read by author)
  5. Anna Finch and the Hired Gun: A Novel by Kathleen Y'Barbo (2nd book I've read by author) 
  6. Learning: Bailey Flanigan Series (Book 2) by Karen Kingsbury (2nd book in series)
  7. Formula for Danger (Sonoma Series #2) by Camy Tang (2nd book in series)
  8. CASCADE by Lisa T. Bergren (both)
  9. Reluctant Runaway (#2) by Jill Elizabeth Nelson (both)
  10. Deadly Pursuit: Guardians of Justice (#2) by Irene Hannon (2nd book in series)
  11. Dangerous Mercy: A Novel by Kathy Herman (2nd book in series)
  12. The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy (2nd book I've read by author) 

I completed all of the reading challenges for 2011!!!

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