Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fall Into Reading 2010 Challenge - Finish Line

Another challenge has come to a close. As you can see from my list, I finished reading 23 out of the 25 books I had listed and I am in the middle of reading one right now. I was also able to read an additional 11 books  during this time that were not on my original list. That puts my total number of books read from September 22 to December 20 to 34 books!!!

Here's my original list:
  1. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  2. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapri
  3. Love Means Zero by Daisy Jordan
  4. Let's Eat by Denise Burroughs
  5. Devil's Foodcake by Josi S. Kilpack
  6. Key Lime Pie by Josi S. Kilpack
  7. What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
  8. Killer Heat by Brenda Novak
  9. A Royal Likeness by Christine Trent READING NOW
  10. Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
  11. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  12. A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair
  13. Kiss Me if You Can by Carly Phillips
  14. Love Me if You Dare by Carly Phillips
  15. A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
  16. House Rules by Jodi Piccoult
  17. Honeymoon by James Patterson
  18. Don't Blink by James Patterson
  19. Cross Fire by James Patterson
  20. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs - DID NOT READ YET
  21. 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber
  22. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
  23. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  24. The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  25. Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
Additionally I read the following:
  1. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
  2. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  3. The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen
  4. Perfection by Julie Metz
  5. The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate
  6. Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone
  7. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  8. Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young
  9. Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
  10. Anne of the Island by LM Montgomery
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Thank you to Katrina over at Callapidder Days for hosting this challenge!!! I got a lot of books read that have been sitting on my bookshelves, in addition to all the review books I had to read. I particularly enjoyed the weekly questions that Katrina came up with each week. It was a great way to get to know the other participants a little better. 

I read a lot of great books this time around and it's hard to pick one favorite, but some of the top books were: American Wife, A Vintage Affair, and A Royal Likeness (which I am still reading). 

In order to get through more books this time, I started listening to audio books and have to say I am now hooked. While I was only able to listen to 2 audio books that were on my list, I did manage to listen to 2 addition audio books not on my list. 

This is the second reading challenge I have participated in where I listed the books to be read beforehand and it's the second time I did not finish the entire list, although I came very close. I did manage to read quite a few additional books not on my original list, so I ended up reading more than I initially planned. I guess you could call it a wash...and that's just fine with me!


  1. Impressive list! I see a Lucy Maud Montgomery book in there...love her! :)

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. You did great! AND you got to read a LOT of good titles! WTG!

  3. Great list! Love the Anne books.

  4. Wow, 34 books is awesome! Great job, Kristin! Thanks for being part of the challenge. Happy New Year!


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