Challenge Wrap-Up: 100+ Reading Challenge

November 28, 2009 at 3:52 am (Challenge Wrap-Up) ()

One of the first book challenges I joined was the 100+ Reading Challenge, hosted by J. Kaye over at J. Kaye’s Book Blog. As the name would suggest, the goal was simply to read over a hundred books in 2009. I joined a little late (I didn’t even start this blog till mid-April), but I had a good feeling that this was one challenge that would present few difficulties for me. I had always wanted to keep track of my reading, but I always lost lists, or just stopped adding to them. The 100+ Challenge kept me organized, both with my read list and posting reviews both here and with links on the challenge pages.

This Challenge also helped alter my reading habits, getting me out of my re-reading rut (I do love re-reading books!), and provoking me into looking for new and interesting books at the library, something I hadn’t done for some time. I didn’t like that my re-reads were so far outpacing my new books in my tracker, so I made a lot of effort to change that–and read some damn fine books in the process. I also liked going through reviews by other participants, just to see how they were doing, and what sorts of books they were reading.

I’m sure I’ll participate again next year, but I think I’ll try to hit the 200+ Club in 2010. Wish me luck.

100+ Reading Challenge: 20 April – 6 November

1. The House with a Clock in Its Walls, John Bellairs
2. The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring, John Bellairs
3. Gigi & The Cat, Colette
4. The Curse of the Blue Figurine, John Bellairs
5. The Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey
6. Strip Tease, Carl Hiassen
7. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brönte
8. Anno Dracula, Kim Newman
9. Fright, Cornell Woolrich
10. We Speak No Treason, Rosemary Hawley Jarman
11. As Meat Loves Salt, Maria McCann
12. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
13. Dragonsinger, Anne McCaffrey
14. Rendezvous in Black, Cornell Woolrich
15. The Black Angel, Cornell Woolrich
16. White Fang, Jack London
17. Faerie Tale, Raymond E. Feist
18. The Last Unicorn, Peter Beagle
19. Conan the Swordsman, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, and Björn Nyberg
20. Queen of the Black Coast, Robert E. Howard
21. Red Nails, Robert E. Howard
22. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
23. New Spring, Robert Jordan
24. The Mirror of Her Dreams, Stephen R. Donaldson
25. A Man Rides Through, Stephen R. Donaldson
26. Brief Gaudy Hour, Margaret Campbell Barnes
27. Abundance, Sena Jeter Naslund
28. The Oracle Glass, Judith Merkle Riley
29. Black Alibi, Cornell Woolrich
30. A Factory of Cunning, Philippa Stockley
31. Circus Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
32. Movie Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
33. Gemma, Noel Streatfeild
34. Gemma Alone, Noel Streatfeild
35. An Assembly Such as This, Pamela Aidan
36. Confessions of a Teenage TV Addict, Ellen Leroe
37. Rouse a Sleeping Cat, Dan Crawford
38. Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin
39. Something Blue, Emily Giffin
40. The Loving Highwayman, Helen Ashfield
41. Babyproof, Emily Giffin
42. Love the One You’re With, Emily Giffin
43. Melinda Takes a Hand, Patricia Beatty
44. The Bearkeeper’s Daughter, Gillian Bradshaw
45. Dark Angels, Karleen Koen
46. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
47. Lacy Makes a Match, Patricia Beatty
48. Spellbound, Christopher Pike
49. Somebody’s Horse, Dorothy Nafus Morrison
50. Mademoiselle Boleyn, Robin Maxwell
51. To Dream of Snow, Rosalind Laker
52. O the Red Rose Tree, Patricia Beatty
53. Tales for the Midnight Hour, JB Stamper
54. Ballerina, Edward Stewart
55. When Christ and His Saints Slept, Sharon Kay Penman
56. A Night in Transylvania: The Dracula Scrapbook, Kurt Brokaw
57. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
58. Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder
59. Captive Bride, Carol Finch
60. Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder
61. Born to Run, Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon
62. Within the Hollow Crown, Margaret Campbell Barnes
63. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
64. Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
65. The Concubine, Norah Lofts
66. A Long, Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott
67. Once is Not Enough, Jacqueline Susann
68. Hunger of the Beast, John Driver
69. The Marsh King’s Daughter, Elizabeth Chadwick
70. The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
71. Nightwalker, Sidney Filson
72. Lady into Fox, David Garnett
73. The Terror, Damn Simmons
74. The Pistachio Prescription, Paula Danzinger
75. Swan Song, Robert R. McCammon
76. Remember Me to Harold Square, Paula Danzinger
77. There’s a Bat in Bunk Five, Paula Danzinger
78. This Place Has No Atmosphere, Paula Danzinger
79. The Morland Dynasty: The Founding, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
80. The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, Joseph Delaney
81. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Kate Douglas Wiggin
82. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me, Alfred Hitchcock, ed.
83. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 16 Skeletons from My Closet, Alfred Hitchcock, ed.
84. Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Phyllis Cerf, Wagner and Herbert Wise, eds.
85. Shanny on Her Own, Lael Littke
86. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Patrick Süskind
87. The Morland Dynasty: The Dark Rose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
88. Hell House, Richard Matheson
89. Meet the Austins, Madeline L’Engle
90. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
91. The Moon by Night, Madeline L’Engle
92. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
93. Sorcery & Cecilia, or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot, Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevemer
94. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
95. Anne of Windy Poplars, LM Montgomery
96. The India Fan, Victoria Holt
97. The Morland Dynasty: The Princeling, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
98. Date with a Dead Doctor, Toni Brill
99. The Story Girl, LM Montgomery
100. Witch Week, Diana Wynne Jones
101. Moccasin Trail, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
102. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
103. The Morland Dynasty: The Oak-Apple, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
104. The Morland Dynasty: The Black Pearl, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
105. The Morland Dynasty: The Long Shadow, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
106. The Blue Castle, Lucy Maud Montgomery
107. Offbeat Bride, Ariel Meadow Stallings
108. Here Be Dragons, Sharon Kay Penman
109. The Captive, Victoria Holt
110. One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, Rebecca Mead
111. The Joyous Season, Patrick Dennis
112. The Morland Dynasty: The Chevalier by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
113. Christmas Stars: Fantastic Tales of Yuletide Wonder, ed. by David G. Hartwell
114. The Morland Dynasty: The Maiden, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
115. The Boyfriend School, Sarah Bird
116. ‘Salem’s Lot, Stephen King
117. Rhett Butler’s People, Donald Craig
118. Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading (A Reading Memoir), Lizzie Skurnik
119. The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s [sic] A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits, Les Standiford
120. The Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
121. A Yuletide Universe: Sixteen Fantastical Tales, ed. by Brian M. Thomsen
122. Christine, Stephen King
123. Ghosts I Have Been, Richard Peck
124. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
125. Shivers for Christmas, ed. Richard Dalby
126. Morland Dynasty: The Flood-Tide, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
127. The Grounding of Group 6, Julian F. Thompson
128. Treasure Mountain, Evelyn Sibley Lampman
129. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks



  1. J. Kaye said,

    Wow! You totally rocked this year!

  2. Jenny said,

    Well done you! Very excellent year. 🙂

  3. Schatzi said,

    Thank you, ladies! I hope to be even more excellent next year!

  4. 2010 100+ Reading Challenge « the stacks my destination said,

    […] Post) Since I so enjoyed participating in J. Kaye’s 100+ Challenge in 2009 (see my list here), I’m signing up for the 2010 Challenge as well. Only this time, my personal goal will be set […]

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