Sunday, November 30, 2014

2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

***Challenge Complete. See my wrap-up post HERE.***

Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2015
Hosted by: The Book Vixen

Guidelines (quoted from the challenge announcement page):
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more in 2015 than you did in 2014. 
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio). 
  • Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, mystery, etc.). 
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge. 
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed. 
  • See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself. 
  • Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 (books read prior to 1/1/2015 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime before 9/30/2015. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  1. Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1–5 more books (or 250–1,499 more pages)
  2. Out of Breath: read 6–10 more books (or 1,500–2,749 more pages) 
  3. Breaking a Sweat: read 11–15 more books (or 2,750–3,999 more pages) 
  4. I’m on Fire!: read 16+ more books (or 4,000+ more pages) 

I'm signing up at the "Getting My Heart Rate Up" level, so I'll be trying for 1-5 more books than I read in 2014 (I read 46 books in 2014).

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the challenge announcement post HERE.
● See the challenge review link HERE.
● See my wrap-up post HERE.

MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
  1. The Red House Mystery. A.A. Milne
  2. Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown. Roger Moore
  3. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce #7). Alan Bradley
  4. The Case of the Velvet Claws (Perry Mason #1). Erle Stanley Gardner
  5. The After House. Michael Phillip Cash 
  6. Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury. Virginia Burton
  7. Against the Fall of Night. Arthur C. Clarke
  8. The Resurrection Maker. Glenn Cooper 
  9. The Room. Jonas Karlsson 
  10. The Third Man. Graham Greene 
  11. Elidor. Alan Garner 
  12. The Book of Speculation. Erika Swyler 
  13. Nightbird. Alice Hoffman
  14. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie ("Sister" Jane #9). Rita Mae Brown 
  15. The Witch of Painted Sorrows. M.J. Rose 
  16. The Fifth Gospel. Ian Caldwell 
  17. A Fine Summer's Day (Inspector Ian Rutledge #17). Charles Todd 
  18. Wylding Hall. Elizabeth Hand 
  19. As the Crow Flies (DI Nick Dixon #1). Damien Boyd
  20. Fear the Darkness (Brigid Quinn Thriller #2). Becky Masterman
  21. Gently Does It (Inspector George Gently #1). Alan Hunter
  22. A Saintly Killing (Faith Morgan Mystery #3). Martha Ockley
  23. Beethoven's Tenth. Brian Harvey
  24. The Ice Twins. S.K. Tremayne 
  25. Jack of Spades. Joyce Carol Oates 
  26. The Silence of Ghosts. Jonathan Aycliffe 
  27. Vertigo. Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac 
  28. Pines (Wayward Pines #1). Blake Crouch 
  29. The Tale of Despereaux. Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Timothy Basil Ering 
  30. A Head Full of Ghosts. Paul Tremblay 
  31. The Truth and Other Lies. Sascha Arango (trans. by Imogen Taylor) 
  32. Tail Gait (Mrs. Murphy #23). Rita Mae Brown 
  33. The Angel Court Affair (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #30). Anne Perry 
  34. The Forgotten Room (Jeremy Logan #4). Lincoln Child
  35. In the Dark Places (Inspector Banks #22). Peter Robinson 
  36. Goodbye Stranger. Rebecca Stead 
  37. Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Beverly Cleary 
  38. Newport: A Novel. Jill Morrow 
  39. A Man of Some Repute. Elizabeth Edmondson
  40. The Quick. Lauren Owen 
  41. The Postman Always Rings Twice. James M. Cain
  42. Champagne for One (Nero Wolfe #31). Rex Stout
  43. Slade House. David Mitchell 
  44. The Maltese Falcon. Dashiell Hammett
  45. The Night Sister. Jennifer McMahon 
  46. The Anger Meridian. Kaylie Jones 
  47. Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Potting Shed Mystery #3). Marty Wingate 
  48. South of the Border, West of the Sun. Haruki Murakami 
  49. What We Keep. Elizabeth Berg
  50. Backstabbing in Beaujolais. Jean-Pierre Alaux, Noël Balen; trans. by Anne Trager  
  51. Five picture books:
    Anatole. Eve Titus; illus. by Paul Galdone (1956; 40 pages)
    Corduroy. Don Freeman (1948; 32 pages)
    Harry and the Lady Next Door. Gene Zion; illus. by Margaret Bloy Graham (1960; 64 pages)
    Harry the Dirty Dog. Gene Zion; illus. by Margaret Bloy Graham (1956; 32 pages)
    One Morning in Maine. Robert McCloskey (1952; 62 pages)

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