Saturday, January 17, 2009

2009 100+ Reading Challenge

Since I surpassed my goal of 100 books in 2008, I've decided to aim for the same goal again in 2009. I'll be keeping track of my progress here.

January - 20 Books; 2,442 Pages
1. Doctor Who: Martha in the Mirror by Justin Richards
2. Bella Baxter and the Lighthouse Mystery by Jane B. Mason & Sarah Hines Stephens
3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
4. Doctor Who: The Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner
5. Lily Quench and the Lighthouse of Skellig Mor by Natalie Jane Prior
6. The Boxcar Children: The Lighthouse Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
7. The Baby-Sitter's Club: Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost by Ann M. Martin
8. Manning the Light by Terry Webb
9. The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea by Ronda and David Armitage
10. The Lighthouse and the Three Little Pigs by Katherine Von Ahnen
11. Florida Lighthouses for Kids by Elinor DeWire
12. Lighthouses for Kids by Katherine L. House
13. Lighthouse Ghosts and Legends by Nin Costopoulos
14. The Keeper of Lime Rock by Lenore Skomal
15. The Lighthouse Activity Book by Elinor DeWire
16. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift
17. Sammy the Boston Lighthouse Dog by Sally R. Snowman
18. The Lighthouse Family: The Whale by Cynthia Rylant
19. The Lighthouse Family: The Turtle by Cynthia Rylant
20. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

February - 11 Books; 2,341 Pages
21. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
22. The Kerry Hill Casecrackers: The Case of the Lighthouse Ghost by John F. Warner and Peggy Nicholson
23. The Girls of Lighthouse Lane: Katherine's Story by Erika Tamar
24. The Berenstain Bears: The Haunted Lighthouse by Jan Berenstain
25. Drood by Dan Simmons
26. The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
27. Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan by Tony O'Brien and Mike Sullivan
28. A Letter of Mary by Laurie King
29. The Mystery of the Dark Lighthouse by Laura E. Williams
30. Three Cousins Detective Club: The Mystery of the Haunted Lighthouse by Elspeth Campbell Murphy
31. Dear America: A Light in the Storm by Karen Hesse

March - 13 Books; 1,537 Pages
32. Fearless by Elvira Woodruff
33. The Girls of Lighthouse Lane: Rose's Story by Erika Tamar
34. The Girls of Lighthouse Lane: Lizabeth's Story by Erika Tamar
35. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Dust of Ages by Justin Richards
36. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Graves of Mordane by Colin Brake
37. The Lighthouse Cat by Sue Stainton
38. Abbie Against the Storm by Marcia Vaughan
39. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Arielle North Olson
40. Who Sees the Lighthouse? by Ann Fearrington
41. The Sea Chest by Toni Buzzeo
42. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
43. The Moor by Laurie R. King
44. Lighthouse by Megan O'Hara

April - 8 Books; 2,880 Pages
45. O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King
46. Justice Hall by Laurie R. King
47. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
48. The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
49. The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer
50. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
51. The Game by Laurie R. King
52. Locked Rooms Laurie R. King

May - 5 Books; 1,211 Pages
53. The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes by Bruce Wexler
54. The Science of Sherlock Holmes by E. J. Wagner
55. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
56. Classic Starts: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Chris Sasaki
57. The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
58. The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King
59. Jillian Dare by Melanie M. Jeschke
60. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
61. Angel's Advocate by Mary Burton

62. The Sherlock Files: The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett
63. The Lady Grace Mysteries: Assassin by Patricia Finney
64. They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie
65. Doctor Who: Made of Steel by Terrance Dicks
66. Doctor Who: Revenge of the Judoon by Terrance Dicks
67. Doctor Who: The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner
68. Doctor Who: Wooden Heart by Martin Day
69. Doctor Who: The Many Hands by Dale Smith
70. Doctor Who: Peacemaker by James Swallow
71. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Colour of Darkness by Richard Dungworth
72. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Depths of Despair by Justin Richards
73. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Vampire of Paris by Stephen Cole
74. Doctor Who Darksmith Legacy: The Game of Death by Trevor Baxendale

No books! I moved in July and all of my books were in storage for most of the month.

75. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
76. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Again, no books as we finally got unpacked and started doing some major work on the house.

77. The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
78. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
79. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
80. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
81. Torchwood: Almost Perfect by James Goss

82. Blankets by Craig Thompson

83. Murder on the Cliffs by Joanna Challis
84. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
85. Torchwood: Into the Silence by Sarah Pinborough

Fell a bit short of 100 this year, but I'll give it another go in 2010.


  1. Thanks Kathy! I need to grab my reading journal and bring it down here so I can fill in January. As it is now, this post looks lonely and rather daunting. Kind of like a house when you first move in but haven't gotten your things unpacked yet.

  2. I have said it before, but i just find all challenges too stressful... lol
    I most likely read 100 books in a year...but I don't want to feel that I have to read 100 books.

  3. I've joined this one too Ruth - my first challenge.

  4. Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.

    Also, the links to post your reviews are up in the right sidebar at J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

    Sorry if this is all a repeat, but I'd rather be safe now rather than sorry later.