Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge


  • Anyone can join.
  • You don't need a blog to participate. If you are a Non-blogger please leave a comment with a link (if you review elsewhere) to your review or with the book(s) you read.
  • Audio, ebooks (some libraries allow ebooks to be checked out), bound books are ok.
  • No re-reads
  • Create a sign up post and post the link in the linky below.
  • Challenge goes from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Level 1 - Read 12 library books
Level 2 - Read 24 library books
Level 3 - Read 36 library books
Level 4 - Read 37+ library books

I am participating in the 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge being hosted by Jamie at The Eclectic Bookshelf.

As the majority of the books that I read are borrowed from the library, I am joining the Level 4 challenge to read 37+ library books.

If you would like to sign up and participate in this challenge then you can sign up here.

To record the books that I read for this challenge I will keep a record on my reading challenge blog here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A-Z Reading Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers A-Z Reading challenge. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The details of the challenge are as follows:

Those kindles and Nooks make this challenge easy as they alphabetize things for you, so why not go for it?
It looks like this:

Authors -- Read alphabetically by author. Commit to 26 books.

Titles -- Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.

(*Note- some people combine the above 2 and it can be EITHER Author or title, it's completely up to you) Or you can go for the big one and do this
-------------> Authors & Titles
-- Commit to reading 52 books

I have signed up for Title - Read alphabetically by title. Commit to 26 books.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

CFD Author Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devours CFD Author Challenge. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The challenge details are as follows:

We have a plethora of wonderful authors right here at Christian Fiction Devourer's (CFD) that we would love to be able to support. If you would like to see our authors and their books then, please check out our bookshelves and they are listed there. Here is a link:CFD authors


Startin' out easy - 1 book

Pickin' up steam - 5 books

Gettin' hooked - 10 books

Really into it now - 20 books

All out die hard fan- 30 books

Hopelessly devoted to CFD authors!- 50 books

I have signed up for Gettin' hooked - 10 books.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kindle/Nook Freebie Challege

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers Kindle/Nook Freebie Challenge. You can check it out and sign up here.

The details of the challenge are as follows:

You know all about all those great freebies that we get, right, well how about a challenge that intentionally goes after reading some of those gems. Join on in, if you'd like. Here are the levels for all those great ebooks!:

Floppy disk - 5 ebooks

CD - 10 ebooks

DVD - 25 ebooks

Memory stick - 50 ebooks

Hard drive - 75 ebooks

Server - 100 ebooks

Human brain - 150 ebooks

I have been downloading some kindle freebies to my computer but haven't actually read them as yet as I don't really like reading books on my computer. I have just downloaded the kindle app to my ipod touch so going to try reading some of the freebie books on that.

I have signed up for Floppy disk - 5 ebooks.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mt. TBR Challenge

I have signed up to participate in the Christian Fiction Devourers Mt. TBR Challenge at goodreads. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The challenge details are as follows...

Mt. TBR Challenge—Books from the to be read pile
Challenge Levels-

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s

Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 books from your TBR pile/s

El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s

Mt. Everest: Read 100+ books from your TBR pile/s

I have signed up for M. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s.

This should be an easy challenge to complete as I have quite a long wishlist of books I would like to read. I borrow the majority of the books that I read from the library as I couldn't afford to be able to keep buying all the books that I want to be reading. I still have books here at home as well though that I will be using for this challenge.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What's In A Name Reading Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers What's In A Name Reading Challenge at goodreads. You can check out the challenge and sign up here.

The challenge details are as follows:

This one is different but I thought it could be fun for our adventurous readers- it's called "What's in a name challenge?" You would need to read a total of 6 books meeting the following criteria:

1) A book with a food in the title- ie "The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder".

2) A book with a body of water in title- ie" Wonderland Creek".

3) A book with a "title" in the title -ie "The Queen" or "All the President's men"

4) A book with a plant/tree in the title -ie- "The Wind in the Willows"

5) A book with a place in the title- The "Love finds you" series would be perfect to fit in here.

6) A book with a music term in the title- ie- "Song of Solomon"

I haven't actually chosen my books for this challenge yet.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Author-To-You Reading Challenge

I am participating in the Christian Fiction Devourers New Author-To-You Reading Challenge at goodreads. You can check it out here.

The challenge details are as follows:

New Authors Challenge—Challenge yourself to read a certain amount of books by new-to-you authors


• Curious – 2 new authors
• Fascinated – 3 new authors
• Addicted – 5 new authors
• Obsessed – 10 new authors

I have chosen Obsessed - 10 new authors.

I have quite a few authors on my wishlist which will easily fit this challenge.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

goodreads Reading Challenges

If you aren't already a member you should check out the goodreads site here.

You can log all the books that you read, create wishlists of books to read, join reading groups, participate in reading challenges, follow your favourite authors and so much more.

In 2011 I joined in their reading challenge to read 125 books which I completed by reading exactly 125 books. This year I have again challenged myself to read 125 books. If you sign up on their website you can log each book as you read it and it will update how much of the book you have read as you update each time and also keeps a count of how many books you have read and what percentage of your challenge you have completed.

I also belong to several groups that have a monthly book or two selected to read each month and also have reading challenges. I will list the challenges I am participating in seperate posts.

My wishlist continues to grow daily as see all the great books everyone else is reading and recommending.

Check out goodreads and join in some fun challenges, meet other avid readers and watch your wish list of books continue to grow.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Books Read in 2011

I set myself a goal of 125 books to read in 2011 and I cut it pretty fine finishing my last book at the end of 31 December 2011 but I managed to complete my challenge of reading exactly 125 books in 2011.


1 All I Have To Give - Melody Carlson

2 Between Sundays - Karen Kingsbury

3 Twisted Creek - Jodi Thomas

4 Christmas Eve At Friday Harbour - Lisa Kleypas

5 Harbour Lights - Sherryl Woods

6 The Man You'll Marry - Debbie Macomber

7 Fireflies in December - Jennifer Erin Valent

8 Never Too Late - Robyn Carr

9 Dad's E-Mail Order Bride - Candy Halliday

10 The Pregnancy Plan - Brenda Harlen

11 Small Wonders
Tabloid Baby - Candace Camp
Cullen's Child - Dallas Schulze
The Baby Machine - Ann Major
The Baby Invasion - Raye Morgan

12 Amazing Gracie - Sherryl Woods

13 The Christmas Shores - Donna VanLiere

14 The Seeker - Ann H. Gabhart

15 Angel's Peak - Robyn Carr

16 Family Affair - Debbie Macomber

17 A Chesapeake Shores Christmas - Sherryl Woods

18 The Marriage - Dallas Schulze

19 Moonlight Road - Robyn Carr

20 Crossing Oceans - Gina Holmes

21 An Amish Love
Healing Hearts - Beth Wiseman
A Marriage Of The Heart - Kelly Lone
What The Heart Sees - Kathleen Fuller

22 Classified Christmas - B J Daniels

23 An Amish Christmas
A Miracle For Miriam - Kathleen Fuller
A Choice To Forgive - Beth Wiseman
One Child - Barbara Cameron
Christmas Cradles - Kelly Long

24 Where Yesterday Lives - Karen Kingsbury

25 Homecoming - Laura Abbot

26 The Preacher's Bride - Jody Hedlund

27 While We're Far Apart - Lynn Austin

28 The One I want - Allison Winn Scotch

29 The House On Malcome Street - Leisha Kelly

30 Embers Of Love - Robyn Carr

31 Promise Canyon - Robyn Carr

32 Midnight Kiss
Midnight Confessions - Robyn Carr
Midnight Surrender - Jean Brashear
Midnight Assignment - Victoria Dahl

33 Plain Perfect - Beth Wiseman

34 Plain Pursuit - Beth Wiseman

35 Plain Promise - Beth Wiseman

36 Plain Paradie - Beth Wiseman

37 The Amish Midwife - Mindy Starns Clark Leslie Gould

38 The Tender Years - Janette Oke

39 A Searching Heart - Janette Oke

40 A Quiet Strength - Janette Oke

41 The Judgment - Beverly Lewis

42 Plain Proposal - Beth Wiseman

43 Oceans Apart - Karen Kingsbury

44 Wild Man Creek - Robyn Carr

45 Harvest Moon - Robyn Carr

46 Left Neglected - Lisa Genova

47 A Turn In The Road - Debbie Macomber

48 Bygones - Kim Vogel Sawyer

49 Beginnings - Kim Vogel Sawyer

50 Blessings - Kim Vogel Sawyer

51 365 Thank Yous - John Kralik

52 The Caregiver - Shelley Shepard Gray

53 Quaker Summer - Lisa Samson

54 Like Gold Refined - Janette Oke

55 Welcome To Last Chance - Hope Ramsey

56 Sarah's Garden - Kelly Long

57 Lily's Wedding Quilt - Kelly Long

58 A Gift Of Grace - Amy Clipston

59 Smiling At Shadows - Junee Waites and Helen Swinbourne

60 The Perfect Blend - Trish Perry

61 Escape - Barbara Delinsky

62 Deep Down True - Juliette Fay

63 Running Around (and Such) - Linda Byler

64 When Strawberries Bloom - Linda Byler

65 The Knitting Diaries
The Twenty-First Wish - Debbie Macomber
Coming Unraveled - Susan Mallery
Return To Summer Island - Christian Skye

66 Tea For Two - Trish Perry

67 The Cowboy's Lady - Debbie Macomber

68 The Sheriff Takes A Wife - Debbie Macomber

69 Two Tickets To The Christmas Ball - Donita K. Paul

70 My Life With Aspergers - Megan Hammond

71 A Promise Of Hope - Amy Clipston

72 The Sweet By And By - Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

73 Plain Jayne - Hillary Manton Lodge

74 Simply Sara - Hillary Manton Lodge

75 Sunset Bay - Susan Mallery

76 The Promise Of An Angel - Ruth Reid

77 Kelly's Chance - Wanda E. Brunstetter

78 Betsy's Return - Wanda Brunstetter

79 Sarah's Choice - Wanda Brunstetter

80 1105 Yakima Street - Debbie Macomber

81 Hidden - Shelley Shepard Gray

82 Wanted - Shelley Shepard Gray

83 Forgiven - Shelley Shepard Gray

84 Grace - Shelley Shepard Gray

85 Plain Wisdom - Cindy Woodsmall Miriam Flaud

86 The Inheritance - Tamera Alexander

87 Promises, Promises - Erica James

88 The Mercy - Beverly Lewis

89 Big Decisions Linda Byler

90 A Place Of Peace - Amy Clipston

91 Any Minute - Joyce Meyer Deborah Bedford

92 The Truth Teller - Angela Hunt

93 Fairer Than Morning - Rosslyn Elliot

94 Playing For Keeps - Luann McLane

95 True Colors - Kristin Hannah

96 In Care Of Sam Beaudry - Kathleen Eagle

97 One Cowboy One Christmas - Kathleen Eagle

98 Cool Hand Hank - Kathleen Eagle

99 Once A Father - Kathleen Eagle

100 1225 Christmas Tree Lane - Debbie Macomber

101 The Journey - Wanda Brunstetter

102 When The Heart Cries - Cindy Woodsmall

103 When The Morning Comes - Cindy Woodsmall

104 When The Soul Mends - Cindy Woodsmall

105 A Hopeful Heart - Kim Vogel Sawyer

106 Montana Man - Barbara Delinsky

107 To Hand And To Hold - Tracie Peterson Judith Miller

108 The Atonement Child - Francine Rivers

109 Morning Comes Softly - Debbie Macomber

110 My Heart Remembers - Kim Vogel Sawyer

111 A Time To Dance - Karen Kingsbury

112 Bring Me Home For Christmas - Robyn Carr

113 Fall From Pride - Karen Harper

114 Beside Still Waters - Tricia Goyer

115 Falling To Pieces - Vannetta Chapman

116 Cowboy Fever - Joanne Kennedy

117 Groom Wanted - Debbie Macomber

118 Black Heels To Tractor Wheels - Ree Drummond

119 Picture Perfect - Nancy J. Farrier

120 The Christmas Wedding - James Patterson Richard DiLallo

121 Dont' Mess With Texas - Christie Craig

122 Polar Opposites - Susan Page Davis

123 Saving Money Is Easy - Cath Armstrong

124 With The Heart Sees - Kathleen Fuller
A Miracle For Miriam
A Place Of His Own
What The Heart Sees

125 Summer On Blossom Street - Debbie Macomber

Of these books I read I borrowed 119 books from the library. I do my best to support my local libraries and book the majority of the books that I read as being an avid reader I just couldn't afford to buy all the books that I would like to.

This doesn't mean to say that I didn't buy many books myself in 2011 as I certainly did. I just tend to borrow as many as I can as I just don't have the dollars nor the storage to be able to support my reading habit. LOL....

Sunday, January 1, 2012