Challenges 2011


1.Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel

2.One Summer by David Baldacci

3.A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner

Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2011

12 books in 12 months.

1. January- Virgin River by Robyn Carr (no review)
2. February- Get Lucky by Katherine Center
3. March- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
4. April- The Sister Wife by Diane Noble
5. May- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. June- The Bird Sister by Rebecca Rasmussen
7. July- Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
8. August- The Art Of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan
9. September- Escape by Barbara Delinsky
10. October- Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
11. November- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik
12. December- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

ARC Reading Challenge 2011

Note: I use the term "ARC" loosely,any book a publisher or author gives you with the expectation that you review it, counts for this challenge.

The Levels

Level Bronze: .a. All of us who have or will have less than 12 ARCS must read all of the ARCS we have. Note, that if you have 11 ARC's and then receive a 12th one you will be bumped up to catagory b.

b. All of us who have or will have 12 or more than 12 ARCS must read and review at least 12.

Level Silver: Read 24 ARCS

Level Gold: Read 25 ARCS

Level Platinum: Read 30 or more ARCS

1.Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman
2.The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
3.The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore
4.Saturday Morning by Lauraine Snelling
5. Room by Emma Donoghue
6.Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina
7. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
8. Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello
9. Night Road by Kristin Hannah
10. Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
11. The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas
12. Leaving by Karen Kingsbury
13. The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
14. The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins
15. Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer
16. Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
17. The Orchard by Jeffrey Stepakoff
18. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
19. Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman
20. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
21. The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe
22. Next To Love by Ellen Feldman
23. A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner
24. Southern Fried Women by Pamela King Cable
25. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik
26. Yankee Doodle Dixie by Lisa Patton
27. The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
28. South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
29. The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker
30. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Reading From My Shelves Challenge

Here are the details if you are interested:

* Challenge runs from January 1 - December 31, 2011.
* Read books from your own shelves, and then pass the books on to someone else: a friend, relative, the library, used book store, swap them, just as long as the book leaves your house once it has been read.
* Decide on your goal (12 is the minimum - no maximum). Cross over books are allowed.
* Grab the button and do a post about the challenge.
* Keep a running list of the books you've read and passed on.
* Leave a comment with a link to your post and you are entered (no Mr. Linky).
* Have Fun and GOOD LUCK!
1.Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

Okra Picks Challenge

To make this challenge fun for everyone, I’m going to include four different levels:

1-3 Books: Goober
4-6 Books: Tater
7-9 Books: Peach
10-13 Books: Okra


The Okra Picks Challenge will run from October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. To join this challenge, all you have to do is pick your level of participation (you can always go up levels, but not down.) Then after you read any of the books, write a review to share your thoughts with others!

I'm A Goober

1.Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family by Christy Jordan

Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge

In celebration of the April 1st, 2010 release date of the Read, Remember,
Recommend reading journal, Bibliobabe is hosting a new reading challenge.
April 1st, 2010 to April 1st, 2011

» Check out all the amazing books (thousands!) mentioned in Read, Remember, Recommend and plan your attack. Books do not need to be decided upon in advance. All books must be mentioned in the journal lists.

» Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to the Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge post.

» Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, share this with other challenge participants by adding a direct link to your book review to the list in a comment at this post. If you do not have a blog, leave your review as a comment.

» Read as many books from the Read, Remember, Recommend reading journal as you can in one year. Books read before April 1st, 2010 do not count. Overlaps with other challenges (including the Read, Remember, Recommend Teen Reading Challenge) are acceptable – and encouraged!
» Rereading doesn’t count – have fun exploring new authors, awards and books!
» Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable.
» Post your review or link to your review in a comment here.
» You can change your commitment level at anytime.

» Notable Newbie – 5 books
» Armchair Librarian – 10 books
» The Library of Congress Calls Me Daddy – 20 books
» A Book Intervention is Needed – 30 books

1.Heart Of The Matter by Emily Giffin-Pennie's Picks(The Costco Connection)
2.Shanghai Girls by Lisa See-Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Book Award for Fiction
3.Room by Emma Donoghue Best Fiction 2010, NY Times Best Books of 2010, Quill & Quire Magazine Best Books of the Year 2010