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100+ Reading Challenge

The 100+ Reading Challenge will be hosted at J. Kaye’s Book Blog this year. Here are the guidelines:

1) You can join anytime as long as you don’t start reading your books prior to 2009.

2) This challenge is for 2009 only. The last day to have all your books read is December 31, 2009.

3) You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

4) If you don’t have a blog, please join our Yahoo Groups.

5) When you sign up under Mr. Linky, list the direct link to your post where your 100+ books will be listed. If you list just your blog’s URL, it will be removed.

6) All books count: children’s, YA, adults, fiction, non-fiction, how-tos, etc.

7) Feel free to post in the comment section or on Yahoo Groups your monthly progress as well as your favorite books that month.

8 ) If you have any questions, feel free to ask below or email J. Kaye at jkayeoldner@yahoo.com. Comments usually get a quicker response.

This is the list of books I’m reading for the 100+ Reading Challenge, with links to my reviews:

  1. The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson
  2. Fodor’s New York City 2009
  3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  4. Writing Romance by Vanessa Grant
  5. Blog Blazers by Stephane Grenier
  6. Free to Be … You and Me by Marlo Thomas and Friends
  7. Family Planning by Karan Mahajan
  8. The Memorist by M. J. Rose
  9. The Vigorous Mind by Ingrid E. Cummings
  10. Testimony by Anita Shreve
  11. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  12. Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfmann
  13. Breathing Out the Ghost by Kirk Curnutt
  14. ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes, Year 1 by Susan Helene Gottfried
  15. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  16. The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks
  17. Fodor’s Walt Disney World with Kids 2009 by Kim Wright Wiley
  18. The Shack by William Paul Young
  19. Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
  20. Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek
  21. The Usborne Book of Science Activities, Volume One
  22. The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer
  23. Drawers & Booths by Ara 13
  24. The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel
  25. Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
  26. The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
  27. The Man’s Book by Thomas Fink
  28. A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father by Augusten Burroughs
  29. To The World of Men, Welcome by Nuala Ni Chonchuir
  30. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield
  31. 101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You’re 12! by Joanne O’Sullivan
  32. How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp
  33. The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein
  34. Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me by Alice Pung
  35. Resistance by Anita Shreve
  36. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
  37. The Game On! Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson
  38. The Crypto-Capers: The Case of the Missing Sock by Renee Hand
  39. The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
  40. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  41. V is for Venus Flytrap by Eugene Gagliano
  42. Step Back from the Baggage Claim by Jason Barger
  43. Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman
  44. The Twinkies Cookbook
  45. Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
  46. The Center of the Universe: A Memoir by Nancy Bachrach
  47. It’s Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
  48. Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story by Janet Halffman
  49. Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
  50. Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti
  51. Murder at Longbourn by Tracy Kiely
  52. Fat Families Thin Families by Amy Hendel
  53. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  54. The Curse of the Good Girl:  Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence by Rachel Simmons
  55. Ned’s New Home by Kevin Tseng
  56. Blame by Michelle Huneven
  57. Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan
  58. Beg, Borrow, Steal by Michael Greenberg
  59. The Widow’s Season by Laura Brodie
  60. Behind the Mask … No More by Byron Nease
  61. Lopsided by Meredith Norton
  62. The Listeners by Gloria Whelan
  63. J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet by Denise Brennan-Nelson
  64. 31 Hours by Masha Hamilton
  65. The 13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene
  66. The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Gwen Millward
  67. Work Hard. Be Nice. by Jay Mathews
  68. Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo
  69. Ripley’s Believe It or Not – Seeing is Believing
  70. The Cake Mix Doctor Returns! by Anne Byrn
  71. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman
  72. Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset
  73. America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven
  74. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  75. The Puzzle King by Betsy Carter
  76. The Random House Book of Bible Stories retold by Mary Pope Osborne
  77. Vera and the Ambassador by Vera and Donald Blinken
  78. What Should I Make? by Nandini Nayar
  79. I Call My Grandma Nana by Ashley Wolff
  80. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  81. What Darwin Saw by Rosalyn Schanzer
  82. Love or Something Like It by Deirdre Shaw
  83. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  84. Leah’s Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
  85. Kids’ Kitchen by Fiona Bird
  86. When She Flew by Jennie Shortridge
  87. What Can I Bring? Cookbook by Anne Byrn
  88. The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
  89. Requiem, Mass. by John Dufresne
  90. Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
  91. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  92. Eggbert the Slightly Cracked Egg by Tim Ross
  93. Try Again Sally Jane by Mary Diestel-Feddersen
  94. Pigsty by Mark Teague
  95. Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
  96. The Musical Life of Gustav Mole by Kathryn Meyrick
  97. The Always Prayer Shawl by Sheldon Oberman
  98. A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn
  99. The Fabulous Flying Fandinis by Ingrid Slyder
  100. Cadillac by Charles Temple

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