Monday, November 23, 2009

2010 100+ Book Reading Challenge

Yep, I'm signing up for this challenge again! 2009 was my first year ever to challenge myself to read 100 books. I'm not quite there yet (I think I'm around 87 or 88 right now), but I'm so very close. I am going to change a few things, though, regarding the goals that I set.

First of all, I am not going to pre-select books to read for 2010. That got me nowhere fast for 2009. So, for 2010, I'm going to let the wind take me where it will regarding what I decide to read.

Next, between blog tours and other required reading, it was hard to pick up a book to read that had no strings attached and enjoy it for what it was. So for 2010, I plan to do a lot more pleasure reading and a lot less required reading. (I'm excited about that already! :o)

This post will be home base for this challenge, and all the books that I read will be recorded here. Wish me luck!

1. The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher--1/2/10
2. The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen--1/8/10
3. A Sinister Silence by Jane Peart--1/9/10
4. Outlaw Bride by Lori Copeland--1/10/10
5. A Shattered Life, An Amazing God by Madeline A. Spencer--1/15/10
6. Michal by Jill Eileen Smith--1/21/10
7. Burn by Ted dekker and Erin Healy--1/26/10
8. Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand--1/29/10
9. A Place Called Bliss by Ruth Glover--1/31/10
10. The Pastor's Wife by Jennifer AlLee--2/4/10
11. Texas Heat by Debra White Smith--2/6/10
12. A Kiss for Cade by Lori Copeland--2/11/10
13. Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith--2/20/2010
14. Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Jones Gunn--2/21/2010
15. The Parting by Beverly Lewis--2/22/2010
16. Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge--2/25/2010
17. Fit to Be Tied by Robin Lee Hatcher--3/2/2010
18. June Bug by Chris Fabry--3/6/2010
19. Torch Red by Melody Carlson--3/7/2010
20. Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti--3/8/2010
21. One Smooth Stone by Marcia Lee Laycock--3/12/2010
22. Halfway to Forever by Karen Kingsbury--3/14/2010
23. Wind by Calvin Miller--3/16/2010
24. Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson--3/19/2010
25. The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake--3/22/2010
26. Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis--3/24/2010
27. Above All Things by Deborah Raney--3/26/2010
28. Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson--4/2/2010
29. Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd--4/4/2010
30. The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake--4/8/2010
31. The Desires of Her Heart by Lyn Cote--4/15/2010
32. Her Inheritance Forever by Lyn Cote--4/22/2010
33. Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers--4/24/2010
34. A Stranger's Wish by Gayle Roper--4/24/2010
35. No Place for a Lady by Maggie Brendan--4/28/2010
36. Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy--5/1/2010
37. Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy--5/3/2010
38. Gingham Mountain by Mary Connealy--5/8/2010
39. Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot--5/10/2010
40. A Woman Called Sage by DiAnn Mills--5/13/2010
41. Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell--5/16/2010
42. One Perfect Gift by Kathleen Morgan--5/16/2010
43. Wanted by Shelley Shepard Gray--5/17/2010
44. Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson--5/22/2010
45. Almost Forever by Deborah Raney--5/27/2010
46. A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher--5/28/2010
47. The Winter Pearl by Molly Noble Bull--5/29/2010
48. The Sheriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis--6/1/2010
49. Deceit by Brandilyn Collins--6/3/2010
50. Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin--6/8/2010
51. Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James--6/14/2010
52. Through Thick and Thin by Sandra Byrd--6/16/2010
53. Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley--6/22/2010
54. Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart--6/27/2010
55. In a Heartbeat by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy--6/28/2010
56. The Gunsmith's Gallantry by Susan Page Davis--7/5/2010
57. The Sister Wife by Diane Noble--7/6/2010
58. A Rose for Melinda by Lurlene McDaniel--7/8/2010
59. The Other Daughter by Miralee Ferrell--7/8/2010
60. Angel's Den by Jamie Carie--7/11/2010
61. The Road Winds On by Francena Arnold--7/11/2010
62. Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon--7/13/2010
63. Shattered Dreams by Irene Spencer--7/16/2010
64. Predator by Terri Blackstock--7/24/2010
65. Brink of Death by Brandilyn Collins--7/26/2010
66. The Gifted Sophmores by Terri Blackstock--7/30/2010
67. Adrienne by Judy Baer--8/1/2010
68. Light of My Heart by Ginny Aiken--8/2/2010
69. Adam by Ted Dekker--8/3/2010
70. Stain of Guilt by Brandilyn Collins--8/7/2010
71. Forgotten by Melody Carlson--8/8/2010
72. The Price of Freedom by Carol Umberger--8/9/2010
73. The Mark of Salvation by Carol Umberger--8/14/2010
74. Masquerade by Nancy Moser--8/20/2010
75. Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers--8/27/2010
76. Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss--8/27/2010
77. Jillian Dare by Melanie M. Jeschke--8/30/2010
78. Where My Heart Belongs by Tracie Peterson--9/3/2010
79. Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman and Ellen Vaughn--9/6/2010
80. The Vigilante's Bride by Yvonne Harris--9/7/2010
81. For Time and Eternity by Allison Pittman--9/9/2010
82. The Bride Blunder by Kelly Eileen Hake--9/13/2010
83. Fighting for Bread and Roses by Lynn A. Coleman--9/14/2010
84. Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad--9/20/2010
85. The Seeker by Ann Gabhart--9/27/2010
86. A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman--9/28/2010
87. Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson--9/29/2010
88. The Dead Rise First by Ragan/McLaughlin--9/30/2010
89. Weaving a Future by Susan Page Davis--10/01/2010
90. The Sunroom by Beverly Lewis--10/02/2010
91. Dated Jekyll, Married Hyde by Laura Jensen Walker--10/03/2010
92. The Lumberjack's Lady by Susan Page Davis--10/07/2010
93. Menu for Romance by Kaye Dacus--10/09/2010
94. Over the Waters by Deborah Raney--10/09/2010
95. Hearts Twice Met by Freda Chrisman--10/09/2010
96. Sooner or Later by Vickie McDonough--10/10/2010
97. Banking on Love by Janice A. Thompson--10/10/2010
98. Mozart's Sister by Nancy Moser--10/10/2010
99. The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher--10/16/2010
100. I Am Nujood, Age 10, and Divorced by Nujood Ali--10/17/2010
101. Forgiven by Shelley Shepard Gray--10/18/2010
102. Winter's Awakening by Shelley Shepard Gray--10/20/2010
103. A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller--10/22/2010
104. Grace by Shelley Shepard Gray--10/24/2010
105. Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar--10/29/2010
106. Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio by Annalisa Daughety--10/31/2010
107. The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly--10/31/2010
108. An Honest Love by Kathleen Fuller--11/03/2010
109. Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman--11/10/2010
110. Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman--11/20/2010
111. Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman--11/22/2010
112. Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman--11/24/2010
113. Anna's Return by Marta Perry--12/05/2010
114. Anne by Muriel Canfield--12/06/2010
115. True Light by Terri Blackstock--12/12/2010
116. Dawn's Light by Terri Blackstock--12/19/2010
117. A Plain and Simple Christmas by Amy Clipston--12/20/2010
118. Seek Me With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman--12/21/2010
119. The Blacksmith's Bravery by Susan Page Davis--12/26/2010
120. Sunset by Karen Kingsbury--12/27/2010


  1. So glad to have you join the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge. This is going to be an exciting year in books! I can feel it.

  2. Hey I gave you an award on my blog, come on over and get it!


  3. I had a really slow reading year. *shrug* I'm going to enjoy the challenge more next year too.

  4. Ohhhh have fun with this one!!!!!

    xoxo~ Renee

  5. I'm on the fence about this one...I really want to try, but when I do the math...I would need to read 2 books a week! Sometimes I may only read 2 books in a MONTH! I guess the point is the help me push myself to read more...hence the "challenge", huh?

    I've still got a month to decide, so I'll see how I do with the 2009 Holiday Reading Challenge, and go from there. :)

    Thanks for sharing, Christy!

  6. Lori,

    I was sorta on the fence last year about participating in 2009, but when I looked back and saw that I had read almost 90 books in 2008, I knew it was doable. I hope you decide to join in! :o)


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