What is Simply...Challenging?

In brief, Simply...Challenging is my challenge blog. Here, I'm only listing the reading (and 1 writing) challenges I am/have taken part in, as well as book lists for each. My reviews are posted at Goodreads. Yes, it seems weird, but right now, it works for me. ;)

Monday, May 16, 2011

100+ Reading Challenge

1 January 2011 - 31 December 2011

Amy from My Overstuffed Bookshelf is hosting the 100+ Reading Challenge - can you read 100 (or more!) books this year?

The exceptions are easier to list - short stories/chapters in the Bible.  Otherwise, if it has an ISBN, it counts.

I'm more than sure I can achieve this challenge, though you never know what crops up in life...

However, I have two personal exceptions to add. 

1.  Since I'm also participating in the Support Your Local Library Challenge (with a personal goal of 100 books), I'm planning (and hopefully it'll work out that way!) to complete that challenge before I begin this one - thus, I'll have 100 books read which are not on this list (since most - though not all - books I read are from the library). 

2.  The second exception is picture books - I'm taking part in the Read to Me Picture Book Challenge with an unlimited number of - you guessed it - picture books.  So any pictures books read this year will also not appear on this list. 

At the end of the year (when I find out my total!), I'm going to add the totals from both of those list, and thus I'll able to find out how many books I've actually read in 2011.  Wish me luck!

Titles will be added as they are read
1.  Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
2.  Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
3.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
4.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
5.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
6.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
7.  A Night in Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
8.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
9. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
10.  Migrant Mother by Don Nardo
11.  Secrets, Monsters and Magic Mirrors: Stone Arch Fairy Tales, volume 2 ed. by Donald Lemke
12.  Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
13.  Searching For Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
14.  Writing the Paranormal Novel by Steven Piziks
15.  Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by Rev. James Baikie
16.  Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
17.  The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen; ill. by Rebecca Guay
18.  Sorry I Pooped In Your Shoe (and Other Heartwarming Letters From Doggie) by Jeremy Geenberg
19.  First Draft in 30 Days by Karen S. Wiesner
20.  From First Draft to Finished Novel by Karen S. Wiesner
21.  Cat Versus Human by Yasmine Surovec
22.  Mousenet by Prudence Breitrose; ill. by Stephanie Yue
23.  Dream Lover by Adrienne Staff
24.  Death at Gallow's Green by Robin Paige
25.  Patrick Lose's whimsical cross-stitch by Patrick Lose
26.  Cross stitch collection: christmas stockings by Gillian Souter et al
27.  Ghost hunting by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson
28.  Cross stitch card collection: 101 original designs by Claire Crompton
29.  Storybook favorites in cross-stitch by Gillian Souter
30.  The haunted castle by Geronimo Stilton
31.  My missing monsters by Sean O'Reilly
32.  Case of the cryptic crinoline by Nancy Springer
33.  Simon's cat: beyond the fence by Simon Tofield
34.  Muddle Earth by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
35.  The thirteen ghosts by Geronimo Stilton
36.  Meet me in horrorwood by Geronimo Stilton
37.  Lost in spooky forest by Sean O'Reilly
38.  5 people who died during sex: and 100 other terribly tasteless lists by Karl Shaw
39.  The Ghost Files by Jeff Belanger
40.  Seeking spirits by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson
41.  How to hunt ghosts: a practical guide by Joshua P. Warren
42.  Binky under pressure by Ashly Spires
43.  Amulet: the stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
44.  Amulet: the stonekeeper's curse by Kazu Kibuishi
45.  Amulet: the cloud searcher's by Kazu Kibuishi
46.  Ghost hunters: a guide to investigating the paranormal by Yvette Fielding and Ciaran O'Keeffe
47.  Adele Welsby's cross stitch characters by Adele Welsby
48.  Joan Elliott's native american cross stitch by Joan Elliott
49.  An introduction to reiki: healing energy for mind, body and spirit by Mary Lambert
50.  Muddle earth too by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
51.  Hand-stitched boxes: plastic canvas, cross stitch, embroidery and patchwork by Meg Evans
52.  Cute and cuddly cross stitch by Gillian Souter
53.  Cross Stitch Silhouettes by Adele Welsby
54.  Cross Stitch Sentiments and Sayings by Joan Elliott
55.  Magical Cross Stitch by Claire Crompton et al
56.  Oriental Cross Stitch by Debbie Minton
57.  Cross Stitch Antique Style Sampers by Jane Greenoff
58.  50 Nature Cross-Stitch Designs by Lynda Burgess
59.  The Art of Blackwork Embroidery by Rosemary Drysdale
60.  Cross-Stitch in Blue and White by Trice Boerens et al
61.  Scandinavian Cross Stitch Designs by Jana Hauschild Lindberg
62.  Cross Stitch Cards 100 by Joanne Sanderson
63.  120 Celebration Cross Stitch Cards by Gillian Souter
64.  55 Embroidery Projects in Minature by Meg Evans
65.  Splendid Samplers to Cross-Stitch by Chris Rankin
66.  Cross Stitch Cards and Keepsakes by Jo Verso
67.  A Cross Stitcher's Oriental Odyssey by Joan Elliott
68.  Blackwork by Brenda Day
69.  Crafting Cross Stitch Cards by Sue Cook
70.  Cross Stitch Angels by Sue Cook et al
71.  Mother and Baby Animals Cross Stitch by Pollyanna Pickering
72.  Cross Stitch Fairies by Claire Crompton et al
73.  Charted Folk Designs for Cross-Stitch Embroidery by Maria Foris
74.  Medieval Cross Stitch Samplers by Angela Wainwright
75.  Celtic Cross Stitch Samplers by Angela Wainwright
76.  Cathy Livingston's Cross Stitch Artistry by Cathy Livingston
77.  Bookhunter by Jason Shiga
78.  New Monster in School by Sean O'Reilly
79.  The Great Pretenders: the True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries by Jan Bondeson
80.  Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson
81.  Frequently Asked Questions by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
82.  Read Responsibly by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
83.  All I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat by Suzy Becker
84.  Sharkpedia by Nancy Ellwood
85.  Amulet: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
86.  84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
87.  Doctor Who: Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Rayner
88.  Dr. Fred and the Spanish Lady: Fighting the Killer Flu by Betty O'Keefe and Ian MacDonald
89.  Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
90.  Book Club by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
91.  Unshelved by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
92.  Reader's Advistory by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
93.  Library Mascot Cage Match by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
94.  What Would Dewey Do? by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
95.  Large Print by Gene Ambaum; ill. by Bill Barnes
96.  King of Hell by Ra In-Soo and Kim Jae-Hwan (vol. 1)
97.  Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (vol. 1)
98.  Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya (vol. 1)
99.  Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya (vol. 2)
100.  Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya (vol. 3)

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I just found you have this book "Charted Folk Designs for Cross-Stitch Embroidery by Maria Foris".

    I lost this book unfortunately :(

    Could you please help me by finding this particular brown house with trees design within the colored pages in the book and scan it?

    It is my kind request.
    Thank you.