Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Reading Challenge List - Prepare to be Amazed...

164 books are sitting on my bookshelves screaming over the top of each other with their gripping summaries and creative covers. Some are old, some are new. Some are borrowed. Some, I want to read a lot more than others. So, to keep things fair and unprejudiced, I will have the next book I read selected by Here’s how my self-imposed contest will work:

  • I will pick a book.
  • I will read the book (you can read it with me, if you want. Hey! We can do our own little book club!).
  • I will post about the book.
  • I will pick another book and start this all over again.
  • Maybe even I’ll try and come up with some way cool contest and sweet prizes for fun.
  • We can even have our own little book club (But we have to promise to be enjoying a big cup of coffee when we discuss the book).
'Cuz I’m cool like that.


  1. Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain
  2. The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
  3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  5. Dead Funny by Tom Holt
  6. Falling Sideways by Tom Holt
  7. White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner
  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  9. Tuck by Stephen Lawhead
  10. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  11. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  12. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  13. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  14. The Horse Boy: A Fathers Quest to Heal His Son by Rupert Isaacson
  15. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  16. Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos
  17. The Paradise War Book One in the Song of Albion Trilogy
  18. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
  19. Tempted House of Night Book 6 by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast (YA)
  20. Zombies vs. Unicorns by Black vs. Larbalestier (YA)
  21. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine Lengle (YA)
  22. Mondays New Beginning by Janice Hildreth
  23. Sundays Promise by Janice Hildreth
  24. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
  25. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
  26. BloodFever by Karen Marie Morning
  27. Faefever by Karen Marie Morning
  28. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  29. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich
  30. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  31. The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove (YA)
  32. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  33. Fireproof by Eric Wilson
  34. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Roirdan (YA)
  35. The Titans Curse by Rick Roirdan (YA)
  36. The Shadow of the Moon by M. M. Kaye
  37. The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
  38. The Lost Cyclist by David V. Herlihy
  39. Jesus Freaks by D. C. Talk
  40. Jesus Freaks Revolutionaries by D. C. Talk
  41. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card (YA)
  42. Self-editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King
  43. Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson & Peter Economy
  44. Stephen King on Writing a Memoir of the Craft
  45. The First Five Pages: A Writers Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman
  46. No Plot? No Problem! A Low-stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Vhris Baty
  47. The Writers Little Helper by James V. Smith, Jr.
  48. Revision & Self-editing by James Scott Bell
  49. *ARC - Death Cloud Young Sherlock Holmes the Legend Begins by Andrew Lane (YA)
  50. *ARC - The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor (YA)
  51. *ARC - Three Seconds by Roslund Hellstrom
  52. *ARC - When the Thrill is Gone a Leonid McGill Mystery by Walter Mosley
  53. *ARC - Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
  54. *ARC - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
  55. *ARC - The Athena Project by Brad Thor
  56. Shakespeares Champion by Charliane Harris
  57. Shakespeares Landlord by Charlaine Harris
  58. Shakespeares Christmas by Charlaine Harris
  59. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  60. Gone Tomorrow A Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  61. Alvor by Laura Bingham (YA)
  62. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  63. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  64. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (YA)
  65. The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
  66. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  67. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  68. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
  69. Every Which Way but Dead by Kim Harrison
  70. Harms Way by Stephen White
  71. Private Practice by Stephen White
  72. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson (YA)
  73. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  74. Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
  75. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
  76. Whats a Ghoul to Do?
  77. Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorn
  78. Don of the Dead by Casey Daniels
  79. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
  80. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
  81. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  82. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Emma by Jane Austen
  3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  4. First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  5. Rumours of Rain by Andre Brink
  6. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
  7. The Gospel of Judas by Simon Mawer
  8. A Sky so Close by Betool Khedairi
  9. On the Night Plain by J. Robert Lennon
  10. The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
  11. Chalktown by Melinda Haynes
  12. Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
  13. The Foxs Walk by Annabel Davis-Goff
  14. Forever by Pete Hamill
  15. The Whole Truth by David Baldacci
  16. Simple Genius by David Baldacci
  17. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  18. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  19. Driftwood Summer by Patti Callahan Henry
  20. Dead Aim by Iris Johansen
  21. The Camel Club by David Baldacci
  22. The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
  23. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  24. Torment by Lauren Kate (YA)
  25. Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison
  26. The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
  27. Dark Visions by L. J. Smith (YA)
  28. Fencing the Sky by James Galvin
  29. River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke
  30. The Fallen by T. Jefferson Parker
  31. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
  32. Testimoney by Anita Shreve
  33. Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
  34. A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  35. Genesis of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  36. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  37. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  38. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
  39. The Hard Way by Lee Child
  40. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (YA)
  41. Cold Pursuit by T. Jefferson Parker
  42. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
  43. Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
  44. Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead
  45. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
  46. Say Youre One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  47. Half a Heart by Rosellen Brown
  48. First Family by David Baldacci
  49. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
  50. Shadow Prey by John Sandford
  51. Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
  52. The Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman
  53. True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman
  54. The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
  55. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
  56. Back Spin by Harlan Coben
  57. Cross Country by James Patterson
  58. Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
  59. Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
  60. Light Before Day by Christopher Rice
  61. The Confessor by Daniel Silva
  62. The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
  63. The Dark Tide by Andrew Gross
  64. Divine Justice by David Baldacci
  65. Power Play by Joseph Finder
  66. Die in Plain Sight by Elizabeth Lowell
  67. In for the Kill by John Lutz
  68. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
  69. Damage COntrol by J. A. Jance
  70. Now & Then by Robert B. Parker
  71. Stranger in Paradise by Robert B. Parker
  72. The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver
  73. Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
  74. The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
  75. Slow Kill by Michael McGarrity
  76. Dont Look Twice by Andrew Gross
  77. The Jury Master by Robert Dugoni
  78. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (YA)
  79. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (YA)
  80. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
  81. Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth Kelly
  82. The Imperfectionist by Tom Rachman


  1. Stranger! Well, the obvious comment I have is "Where's the Bible on your list?" Perhaps I missed it in your 1,000,000 list, ( :D ), but don't forget to keep His love letter to you as top reading priority! I'm reading in Genesis & 1 Corinthians, & I'm in 5 books right now: Shadow Divers, Emma, The Savage Nation, Crazy Love & When the Almond Tree Blossoms. I can't wait to get together with you soon!

  2. Holy cow!! Five books at once?! That's amazing. :) We do need to get together soon. As soon as San Fran is out of the way, we will. And, I've already read through the Bible once, so it's not on my 'unread' list. :D

  3. Oh, but sister, one can never read the Bible too much! I have been discovering so many amazing things in Genesis (a book I've read many times) that I can't get past chapter 9!!! :) I'm just trying to be that "iron sharpens iron", especially as we see the Day approaching. Love to you!