Friday, December 16, 2011

Wrapping up 2011 Challenges

The Great Reading Swap of 2011
January 1, 2011 - March 1, 2012

This challenge was expected to stop on December 31, but because of my slow reading I have extended the challenge to March.
Books Completed:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (review)
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill (review)
North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell (review)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (review pending)
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (review)
Witness in Death by J.D. Robb (review)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (review)
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (review)
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis (review pending)

Uncompleted Books:

Heather's List:
Drood by Dan Simmons
Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris
The Spiritualist by Megan Chance
Ireland by Frank Delaney

Ana's List:
Passion by Jude Morgan
Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine

Marg's List:
The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons

Kate's List:
The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Amy's List:
Melusine by Sarah Monette
Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja

Historical Tapestry Reading Swap:
Katherine by Anya Seton

January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Hosted by Rhinoa.

My list:
1. Nightschool: The Weirn Books - Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova
2. Chobits Volume 5 by Clamp
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Volume 2) by Bryan Lee O'Malley
4. Chobits Volume 6 by Clamp
5. One Piece Volume 4 - The Black Cat Pirates by Eiichiro Oda
6. Chobits Volume 7 by Clamp
7. Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 2 by Svetlana Chmakova
Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Books Read:
1. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan - Completed March 4, 2011
2. The Infinity Gate by Sara Douglass - Completed July 28, 2011
3. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton - Completed October 29, 2011
Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

My List:
1. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
2. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
3. The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown
4. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
5. Correspondence: An Adventure in Letters by N. John Hall
6. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
7. Outlander (Outlander Series, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon
8. The Things We Cherished by Pam Jenoff
9. The Legacy by Katherine Webb
10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
11. Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
12. Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow
13. Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

Essay Reading Challenge
January 1, 2011 - November 30, 2011

Hosted by Carrie.

My List:

1. That's the Way we Roll by Neil Peart
2. Every Road Has Its Toll by Neil Peart
3. Shunpikin' it Old Skool by Neil Peart
4. Haste Ye Back by Neil Peart
5. The Hour of Arriving by Neil Peart
6. The Best February Ever by Neil Peart
7. South by Southwest by Neil Peart
8. When the Road Ends by Neil Peart
9. Independence Day by Neil Peart
10. The Drums of October by Neil Peart

11. December in Death Valley by Neil Peart
12. A Winter's Tale of Summers Past by Neil Peart
13. The Quest for the Phantom Tower by Neil Peart
14. Under the Marine Layer by Neil Peart
15. A Little Yellow Cabin on Yellowstone Lake by Neil Peart
16. The Ballad of Larry and Suzy by Neil Peart
17. Autumn Serenade by Neil Peart
18. Fire on Ice by Neil Peart
19. Time Machines by Neil Peart
20. Theme and Variations by Neil Peart
21. Cruel Summer by Neil Peart
22. The Power of Magical Thinking by Neil Peart

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!

Ireland Challenge 2011
January 1, 2011 - November 30, 2011

Hosted by Carrie.
My list: NOTHING!

Challenge Status: FAILED!

The TwentyEleven Challenge
January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Hosted by Darren:

Challenge Status: COMPLETED!


  1. Looks like you did pretty good to me! I've had a couple of challenge fails this year too but a couple of big successes as well.

  2. **Amused: Yes, I find I am actually better at shorter challenges. With year-long I get to thinking I have lots of time and procrastinate...

  3. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Looks like you did pretty good this year!! *hugs*

  4. Very impressive! You were definitely more ambitious than I was and very successful too for someone who said she wasn't reading very much this year! Congratulations!

  5. I'm so glad that I came and had a look as I do have 2 books you read and wasn't even aware they are Australian. Lanagan and Morton. Wonderful! I wanted to read both this year.


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