Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Challenges Update

My sidebar is getting rather cluttered and I have actually finished a lot of challenges, but have just been keeping them there anyway. I am going to do a bit of a progress report now so I can clean the sidebar off a bit, but if books still apply I will probably continue to keep track... Just not on my sidebar.

The Series Challenge Season 3
December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009

Read Four Books that Finish an On-going series:
1. Mercy Thompson Series - Book 4 - Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
2. Grave Goods: A Mistress of the Art of Death Novel by Ariana Franklin
3. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver Trilogy, Book 2)
4. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver Trilogy, Book 3)
The Guests of War Trilogy - Book 3 - The Lights Go On Again by Kit Pearson (need to review)

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

Dewey's Books Reading Challenge
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2009

Read 5 Books that Dewey Reviewed:
1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
2. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
3. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
4. Looking for Alaska by John Green
5. American Born Chinese by Gene Luch Yang
6. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
7. Paper Towns by John Green
8. The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot
9. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
10. So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body by Courtney E. Martin
12. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg
13. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
14. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
15. Nation by Terry Pratchett
16. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
17. One Piece, Volume 1 by Eiichiro Oda

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

Read 5 books by any women:
1. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme - Book Two - The Thief Queen's Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon
2. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
3. Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver Trilogy, Book 3)
4. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
5. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale
6. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
- Still Need to Review

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

New Author Challenge 2009
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Read Ten New Authors:
1.Hiro Mashima
2.Barbara Randall Kesel
3.Bill Willingham
4. Art Spiegelman
5. David Wolman
6. Jon & Kate Gosselin
7. Katherine Barber
8. John Green
9. Gene Luch Yang
10. David Michaelis
11. James Bow
12. Scott Westerfeld
13. Ellen Hopkins
14. Carrie Vaughn
15. Edith Pattou
16. Queenie Chan
17. Trenton Lee Stewart
18. Christine Fletcher
19. Melissa Marr
20. Linda Medley
21. Jo Graham
22. Jessica Abel
23. Nick Abadzis
24. Kaoru Mori
25. J.H. Sweet
26. Bryan Talbot
27. Jeff Smith
28. Alison Bechdel
29. Natsuki Takaya
30. Clamp
31. Mary E. Pearson
32. David B.
33. Colleen Doran
34. Derek Landy
35. Charles Burns
36. Eizabeth Wein
37. Ingrid Law
38. April Lurie
John Scalzi
40. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
41. Francesca Lia Block
42. Eiichiro Oda
43. Sara Nelson
44. Courtney E. Martin
45. Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg
46. K.L. Going
47. Nick Hornby
48. Ysabeau S. Wilce
49. Sonya Sones
50. Erich Von Daniken
51. Megan Whalen Turner
52. Claudia Gray
53. Mark Crilley
54. Carolyn Turgeon
55. Susan Beth Pfeffer
56. Ted Naifeh
57. Christopher Barzak
58. Carrie Ryan
59. Marc Eliot
60. Raymond Briggs
61. Sharon Creech
62. Ali Smith
63. Erica Kirov
64. Kristin Cashore
65. Suzanne Collins
66. Bryan Lee O'Malley
67. David Almond
68. Anne Fadiman
69. Melina Marchetta
70. Lesley Livingston
71. Pierre Bayard
72. Andi Watson
73. Ellen Potter
74. Rachel Neumeier
75. Philippa Pearce
76. Alessandro Baricco
77. Jay Asher
78. Philip Reeve
79. Holly Lisle
80. Per Petterson
81. Jennifer Holm
82. Kelly Link
83. Margaret Peterson Haddix
84. Janet Taylor Lisle
85. Chris Wooding
86. Martin Wilson
87. M.T. Anderson

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

Rhinoa's Manga Challenge
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009

Read Six Mangas:
1. Fairy Tail - Volume 1
2. Fairy Tail - Volume 2
3. Legends of the Dark Crystal - Volume 1
4. The Dreaming Vol 1
5. The Dreaming Vol 2
6. The Dreaming Vol 3
7. Emma - Volume 1
8. Emma - Volume 2
9. Emma - Volume 3
10. Emma - Volume 4
11. Emma - Volume 5
12. Emma - Volume 6
13. Emma - Volume 7
14. Chobits Vol. 1
15. Fruits Basket Vol 1
16. Fruits Basket Vol 2
17. Chobits Vol. 2
18. Chobits Vol. 3
19. Fruits Basket Vol 3
20. Fruits Baskey Vol 4
X/1999: Prelude by Clamp (Volume 1)
22. X/1999: Overture by Clamp (Volume 2)
23. Chobits Vol. 4
24. One Piece: Romance Dawn by Eiichiro Oda (Volume 1)
25. One Piece: Buggy the Clown by Eiichiro Oda (Volume 2)
26. One Piece: Don't Get Fooled Again by Eiichiro Oda (Volume 3)
27. Emma - Volume 8 by Kaoru Mori
28. Miki Falls - Book 1: Spring by Mark Crilley
29. Miki Falls - Book 2: Summer by Mark Crilley
30. Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer's Night Dream
31. Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Life - Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
32. Manga Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet
33. Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet
34. Manga Shakespeare: The Tempest

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

Graphic Novels Challenge
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Read Six Graphic Novels:
1. Fables Volume 1: Legends in Exile
2. Fables Volume 2: Animal Farm
3. The Book of Ballads
4. Maus - Volume 1: My Father Bleeds History
5. Maus - Volume 2: And Here My Troubles Began
6. Fables - Volume 3: Storybook Love
7. Fables - Volume 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers
8. Fables - Volume 5: The Mean Seasons
9. Fables -Volume 6: Homelands
10. Fables: Volume 7: Arabian Nights (And Days)
11. American Born Chinese
12. Fables - Volume 8: Wolves
13. Fables - Volume 9: Sons of Empire
14. Castle Waiting
15. Life Sucks
16. Laika
17. Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment
18. Rose
19. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
20.Epileptic by David B.
21. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
22. A Distant Soil - Volume 1 - The Gathering by Colleen Doran
23. A Distant Soil - Volume 2 - The Ascendant by Colleen Doran
24.Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
25. The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot
26. Black Holes by Charles Burns
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg
28. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
29. The Good Neighbors: Kin: Book One by Holly Black & Ted Naifeh
30. Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs
31. Clubbing by Andi Watson
32. Babymouse: Our Hero by Jennifer Holm
33. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

2nd Canadian Book Challenge, Eh!
July 1, 2008 - July 1, 2009

Read 13 Canadian Books:

1.Traveling Music by Neil Peart
2. Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
3. Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
4. The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
5. Lord Beaverbrook by David Adams Richards
6. Coventry by Helen Humphreys
7. Jolted by Arthur Slade
8. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
9. Conceit by Mary Novik
10. What They Wanted by Donna Morrissey
11. Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa
12. Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
13. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
14. I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors by Bernice Eisenstein
15. Santa Claus: A Biography by Gerry Bowler
16. Cats I Have Known and Loved by Pierre Berton
17. Louis Riel: A Comic Book Biography by Chester Brown
18.Turtle Valley by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
19. one good story, this one by Thomas King
20. Men of the Otherword by Kelley Armstrong
21. Only in Canada, You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language by Katherine Barber
22. The Unwritten Girl by James Bow
23. Dust by Arthur Slade
24. JPod by Douglas Coupland

25. The Golden Phoenix and Other Fairy Tales from Quebec Edited by Marius Barbeau & Michael Hornyansky
26. Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Life - Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
27. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley
28. The Guests of War Trilogy - Book 3 - The Lights Go On Again by Kit Pearson
29. Wonderous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!


  1. Wow! I think I might have finished two challenges so far. But I'm not sure. You're doing great!

  2. Well, finishing all these means starting more!

  3. Anonymous4:26 AM

    O_O All I can say is "wow". Congratulations on finishing so many challenges!

  4. Good job on finishing so many challenges.

  5. That's incredible Kelly.. wow!
    congratulations on all those completions!
    Do you think by joining the challenges it spurs you on to read "more"?? Do you think you'd read as much as you do without any challenges?? (just curious)

  6. Congrats on finishing all those challenges! I'm doing well when it comes to joining them this year, but not so much with finishing them :P

  7. I haven't even started some of my challenges! haha...

    You are doing great! Congrats on completing so many of them already.

  8. libritouches: If I don't read for the challenges like right away, I tend to let them slide and then I don't finish them!

    Marg: Thanks!

    Deslily: It is really hard to say. I am in more challenges this year than I was last year and I have read more this year than last... I really don't know, though!

    Nymeth: Yeah, like I say above, if I don't get going on the challenges right away I never finish them...

    Iliana: I haven't started some of my challenges yet, either!

  9. Wow, Kailana! You're doing awesome with your challenges!!! :-) Congrats!


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