Sunday, November 27, 2011

100 Books in a Year Challenge Recap

When I signed up, I had no doubt in my mind I would complete the 100 Books in a Year Challenge. According to Goodreads, I read 150 last year (which I put as my goal this year, but I am falling short), so I knew I could do 2/3rds of that easily (and I can do it again next year). Here is the list:

1. The New Weird by Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
2. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
3. Tsubasa: Those with Wings 3 by Natsuki Takaya
4. Happy Cafe 2 by Kou Matsuzuki
5. Maid Sama! 4 by Hiro Fujiwara
6. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
7. Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass
8. Maid Sama! 5 by Hiro Fujiwara
9. ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes Year 1 by Susan Helene Gottfried
10. Happy Cafe 3 by Kou Matsuzuki
11. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
12. Blue by Lou Aronica
13. Happy Cafe 4 by Kou Matsuzuki
14. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
15. Broken Angels 1 by Setsuri Tsuzuki
16. Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
17. Alice in the Country of Hearts 2 by Soumei Hoshino & Quinrose
18. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
19. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
21. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
22. I Am J by Chris Beam
23. Summer by Eden Maguire
24. The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun by Christopher Mahoney
25. The Crime Stories by Louis L'Amour
26. Most Wanted by Michele Martinez
27. Grand Guignol Orchestra 1 by Kaori Yuki
28. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
30. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
31. You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
32. The Dark-Hunters 4 by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Claudia Campos
33. A Thousand Times More Fair by Kenji Yoshino
34. Huntress by Malinda Lo
35. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
36. Trevor's Song by Susan Helene Gottfried
37. Alice in the Country of Hearts 3 by Soumei Hoshino & Quinrose
38. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
39. The Allegra Biscotti Collection by Olivia Bennett
40. Alice in the Country of Hearts 4 by Soumei Hoshino & Quinrose
41. Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
42. The Cypress House by Michael Koryta
43. The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
44. Missing Persons by Clare O'Donohue
45. Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
46. Western Classics by Graphic Classics
47. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
48. Princess Ai: The Prism of Midnight Dawn 2 by Courtney Love, Stuart "DJ Milky" Levy, Christine Boylan, & Misaho Kujiradou
49. Odd Is on Our Side by Dean Koontz, Fred Van Lente, & Queenie Chan
50. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
51. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
52. Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
53. Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz
54. Divergent by Veronica Roth
55. Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle
56. Where's My Wand? by Eric Poole
57. The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
58. The Nature of Wonder by Frank Beddor, Liz Cavalier, & Sami Makkonen
59. The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman
60. Into the Dark by Gena Showalter
61. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
62. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
63. Who What Wear by Olivia Bennett
64. Secrets in the Attic by Damian Serbu
65. Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber
66. The Paradise Prophecy by Robert Browne
67. The Haunted by Jessica Verday
68. OtherWorlds by Tom Kidd
69. Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
70. Fire by Robin McKinley & Peter Dickenson
71. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
72. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
73. Nightschool: The Weirn Books 1 by Svetlana Chmakova
74. The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar
75. A Bride's Story 1 by Kaoru Mori
76. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
77. In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard
78. All You Desire by Kirsten Miller
79. Spellweaver by Lynn Kurland
81. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
82. Honolulu by Alan Brennert
83. Impeding Justice by Mel Comley
84. City of Thieves by David Benioff
85. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
86. Bond Girl by Erin Duffy
87. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery by Graphic Classics
88. Gandhi by Kazuki Ebine
89. Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet by Kirk Scroggs
90. Reasons to Be Happy by Katrina Kittle
91. The Buddha at Culver by Richard Gwyn Davies
92. Freshman by Corinne Mucha
93. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
94. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
95. The Half Life by Jennifer Weiner
96. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
97. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
98. Primal Desires by Susan Sizemore
99. Queer by Kathy Belge & Marke Bieschke
100. Ghost Hunt by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson


  1. This is great! I'm going to visit the link and see if the 2012 challenge is up yet! Good job on meeting your goal!

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  2. I'm with Sarah! I need to check this one out. 100 books usually isn't a problem for me, so I should be able to keep up with it. It'll help keep me on track, too!

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