Thursday, October 22, 2009

Year of the Historical (2010)


Year of the Historical
Host: Lurv a la mode
Challenge: Read Historical Fiction/Historical Romance
Dates: All of 2010

Reviews will be at Becky's Book Reviews.

What I read:

1. The Silent Governess. By Julie Klassen.
2. The Apothecary's Daughter. By Julie Klassen.
3. The Dog in the Wood. By Monika Schroder.
4. Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story. By Lisa Fiedler
5. The Counterfeit Guest. Rose Melikan.
6. The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer.
7. The Blackstone Key. By Rose Melikan.
8. A Lady Like Sarah. By Margaret Brownley.
9. My Name is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom. Afua Cooper
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New Author Challenge (2010)


New Authors Challenge
Host: Literary Escapism
Challenge: Read 25 or 50 new-to-you authors in 2010
Dates: January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Reviews for each book (author) will be on one of three blogs: Becky's Book Reviews, Young Readers, or Operation Actually Read Bible.

1. Ice Land by Betsy Tobin
2. Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have. By Allen Zadoff.
3. The Dog in the Wood. By Monika Schroder.
4. The First Escape (The Doppel Ganger Chronicles #1) by G.P. Taylor.
5. A Lady Like Sarah. By Margaret Brownley.
6. The Blackstone Key. By Rose Melikan.
7. Juliet, Naked. Nick Hornby.
8. Prada & Prejudice. by Mandy Hubbard.
9. 2001 A Space Odyssey. By Arthur C. Clarke
10. Tiger Moon. Antonia Michaelis.
11. Of All The Stupid Things. Alexandra Diaz.
12. For Keeps. Natasha Friend.
13. How To Say Goodbye in Robot. Natalie Standiford
14. Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
15. Magic Under Glass. Jaclyn Dolamore
16. Under the Dome by Stephen King.
17. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming.
18. Out With The In Crowd by Stephanie Morrill
19. The Jane Austen Book Club. Karen Joy Fowler
20. American Rust by Philipp Meyer.
21. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
22. Running Man. Michael Gerard Bauer
23. Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story. By Lisa Fiedler
24. Candor. By Pam Bachorz.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Plotting Through The Rest of The Year

Commitments:

Willoughby's Return by Jane Odiwe (October 19 - November 13)
Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer (November 8 - 14)
Searching for Pemberley by Mary Lydon Simonsen (November 16 - December 18th)
Touched By A Vampire by Beth Felker Jones (November 16 through 20th) (Faith and Fangs Blog Tour)
Thirsty by Tracey Bateman (November 16 through 20th) (Faith and Fangs Blog Tour)
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell (November 20th) (Classics Circuit Blog Tour)
Arabella by Georgette Heyer (month of November)
Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins (December 4th) (Classics Circuit Blog Tour)
The Way We Live Now (self-imposed deadline December 19th)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Final Frontier Reading Challenge


1. Marsbound by Joe Haldeman
2. The Moon is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
3. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
4. Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
5.The Last Colony by John Scalzi
6. Movie: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I completed the "Starman" level of this one which was to read four to six books.