By the End of 2010 Challenge


A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey
The Search by Nora Roberts
The Waters Rising by Sherri Tepper
Black Out and All Clear by Connie Willis
Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb
Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark
Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
The X Factor by Andre Norton
Something from the Nightside by Simon Green
Blood Rites by Barry Nazarian
Side Jobs by Jim Butcher
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler

Actually I did pretty good. Of the original list, I still have three and one half books left. Then I added three books and read two of those. So I’m only one and a half books from my original goal if you count numbers.

The hardest part about this challenge was talking myself out of grabbing something else. I wanted (still do) to read these. But I also wanted to read other books on my shelves (like the Charles Martin novels I borrowed from my daughter over a year ago). Plus I’ve added a couple books to my Nook. A friend lent me The Girl Who Played With Fire that I plan to read this month. Then there are the series books I’m reading that I borrow from the library.

In other words, the list goes on and on.

Should I challenge myself again this year? I haven’t decided. I can find all sorts of reading challenges through my friend Shree. Who knows?


  1. Comment by Mrs. Undomestic:

    I was thinking a bit of a contest/challenge. How about you, Sardonic Girl and I do something that includes having 1 specific book we read in a month along with seeing who can read the most books. It should also include something like having to read certain types (classics, non-fiction, etc). We should all figure this out and do it!

  2. Comment by Aravis:

    I admire you and our other friends who tackle lists like this. I couldn’t do it. My reading depends heavily on mood, and I just can’t make myself read something (unless it’s for school). That’s why I don’t take part in book clubs.

    Congrats on getting through almost all of that list!