Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge (K)

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

I'm excited to join this LAST (I swear) reading challenge, hosted by The Book Vixen.


* Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 (books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge).
* The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2011 than you did in 2010. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
* Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
* Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
* You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
* Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
* You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge”). If you are not on either of those sites then you can list the books you read for this challenge in the comments on my wrap-up post, which will be up at the end of 2011.

Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

I'm going with the I'm on Fire! Level. I've only read 274 books (and my goal was 300) so I will once again aim for 300 and hope I make it this time! I'll be keeping count below.

The Vyne: Mystery of the Hidden Ember by Daniel Walls
2. Hexbound by Chloe Neill
3. Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
4. Blood Prophecy by Stefan Petrucha
5. Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith
6. Heresville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
7. Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
8. Illegal by Betinna Restrepo
9. Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates
10. Drought by Pam Bachorz
11. The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
So Shelly by Ty Roth
13. Elliot and the Goblin War by Jennifer Nielsen
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Kindred by Tammar Stein
By These Ten Bones by Clare B. Dunkle
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan
19. Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
20. Murder Princess, v.1 by Sekihiko Inui
Spray by Harry Edge
22. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
23. Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
24. Chasing Alliecat by Rebecca Fjelland Davis
25. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
26. The Problem Child by Michael Buckley
Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer
28. The Chaos by Rachel Ward
29. Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey
30. Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
31. Ten True Tales: Kid Pirates by Allan Zullo
32. In the Belly of the Bloodhound by L.A. Meyer
33. Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry
34. The Shadows by Jacqueline West
35. The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
36. Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
37. Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise
38. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
39. Nickel Plated by Aric Davis
40. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
41. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
42. A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
43. The Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers
44. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
45. Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen
46. Mississippi Jack by L.A. Meyer
47. The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg
48. Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese
49. Aya by Marguerite Abouet
50. Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
51. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
52. Heist Society by Ally Carter
53. Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
54. Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
55. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
56. Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent
57. Just Grace by Charise Harper
58. Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
59. Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
61. Still Just Grace by Charise Harper
62. Julian Rodriguez by Alexander Stadler
63. Foiled by Jane Yolen
64. Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan
65. Just Grace Walks the Dog by Charise Harper
66. Just Grace Goes Green by Charise Harper
67. More Starlight To Your Heart Volume 1 by Hiro Matsuba
68. More Starlight To Your Heart Volume 2 by Hiro Matsuba
69. Mark of the Succubus, #1 by Ashly Raiti
70. Amelia Rules! Funny Stories Volume 1 by Jimmy Gownley
71. The Last Knight by Hilari Bell
72. Elixir by Hilary Duff
73. The Shifter by Janice Hardy
74. NERDS by Michael Buckley
75. Intrinsical by Lani Woodland
76. North of Beautiful by Justine Chen Headley
77. The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
78. The Princess and the Snowbird by Mette Ivie Harrison
79. Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger
80. Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
81. Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
82. Kind by Holly Black
83. Spellbinder by Helen Stringer
84. What Comes After by Steve Watkins

85. My Bonny Light Horseman by L.A. Meyer
86. Rapture of the Deep (Bloody Jack, #7) by L.A. Meyer
87. The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier
88. The Midnight Gate by Helen Stringer
89. Finding Family by Tonya Bolden
90. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
91. Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon
92. Better Days by Joss Whedon
93. The Shepherd's Tale by Zack Whedon
94. Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms by Fumiyo Kouno
95. Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
96. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
97. Starcrossed by Elizabeth Bunce
98. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
99. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller
100. Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley
101. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
102. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
103. The Escapists by Brian K. Vaughan
104. Scott Pilgrim Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
105. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley
106. Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O'Malley
107. Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley
108. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O'Malley
109. 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man by Matt Kindt
110.Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brian Sanderson
111. March Story vol. 1 by Hyung min Kim, Kyung Il Yang
112. Girl Genius Omnibus vol. 1 by Phil Foglio
113. Candleman: The Society of Dread by Glenn Dakin
114. Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky
115. The Wake of Lorelei Lee by L.A. Meyer
116. Bakuman vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
117. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
118. Bakuman vol. 2 by Tsugumi Ohba
119. Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour by Bryan O'Malley
120. Bakuman vol. 3 by Tsugumi Ohba
121. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Schultz
122. January (Conspiracy 365) by Gabrielle Lord
123. The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
124. Bakuman vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba
125. Bakuman vol. 5 by Tsugumi Ohba
126. Siren's Storm by Lisa Papedemetriou
127. Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
128. Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror by Jennifer Boylan
129. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
130. Demon Sacred, Volume 1
131. Gimmick!, Volume 1
132. Uzumaki, Volume 1
133. Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 1
134. Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 2
135. Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 3
136. Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 4
137. Library Wars: Love & War, Volume 5
138. Keesha's House by Helen Frost
139. Hollow Fields, Volume 1
140. Hollow Fields, Volume 2
141.Hollow Fields, Volume 3
142. Mockingbird by Katheryn Erskine
143. Nice Shot, Cupid! by Kate McMullen
144. Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Volume 1
145. Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Volume 2
146. Higurashi When They Cry: Eye Opening Arc, Volume 1
147. Higurashi When They Cry: Eye Opening Arc, Volume 2
148. Higurashi When They Cry: Eye Opening Arc, Volume 3
149. The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
150. Sakura Taisen Volume 1
151. Say Cheese, Medusa! by Kate McMullen
152. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Johnathan Auxier
153. Quest of the Warrior Sheep by Christine Russell
154. Glass by Ellen Hopkins
155. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
156. Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
157. Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
158. Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
159. Forgotten by Cat Patrick
160. Fables: Arabian Nights and Days by Bill Willingham
161. Fables: Homelands by Bill Willingham
162. Fables: The Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham
163. Jack of Fables: The New Adventures of Jack and Jill by Bill Willingham
164. Jack of Fables: The Fulminate Blade by Bill Willingham
165. Hounded by Kevin Hearne
166. Fables: Wolves by Bill Willingham
167. Fables: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham
168. Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge
169. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
170. Now Playing by Ron Koertge
171. Miss Child Has Gone Wild by Dan Gutman
172. Mr. Harrison is Embarrisin' by Dan Gutman
173. Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki
174. Panda Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder
175. Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
176. The Vision by Jen Nadol

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  1. I think I joined that challenge too, or at least a similar challenge. I kept my goals on it low, though, saying that I only wanted to read 6-10 more books in 2011 than I did in 2010. This was, however, before assuming the challenge to read 100 books or more next year, which would make the count well over 10 more books! Maybe I should update that goal accordingly. :p

    best of luck with the challenge!

  2. I read 314 books last year so I don't really want to go any higher. I think I'll try to keep it closer to 200-250. I think this is a great challenge though.

  3. Definitely signing on for this. Had a lot of writing/revising to do last year, so definitely going to try for I'm on fire this year. Embarassed to say I'm not sure how many books I read last year, but I'm sure I didn't get past 100 so I'm going to set my sights on at least 101 (and hopefully many more).

  4. Wow, 275 books?!!! I didn't even make 100! I'm definitely going to try to read 100 books in 2011. Thanks for participating!

  5. Awesome! I'm participating in this challenge too, and I'm pretty excited about it! It should be a lot of fun!

  6. Good luck with your challenge! I'm aiming for 250 books again (what I read in 2009; this year I only read 238) but I'm worried my lack of time spent on a bus (because I'm not commuting to school anymore!) this year will hurt my reading time, lol.

  7. That is an amazing goal to set; and you were so close last time! Good luck with this :) I think I am going to go for 75.

  8. Good luck on this challenge!
    FYI, if you're interested in discovering Childrens/YA books you might not have previously heard of (though you're a librarian, so I'm sure you know everything already ;)), I just started my fist reading challenge complete with monthly giveaways! :)
    You don't have to read a certain number of books to reach a certain level, so maybe it could help you reach the goal of this challenge?
    Would love to have you join if it’s something that at all interests you.
    Keep up the great blogging!
    Your follower,
    YS Princess


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