2011 Challenges

I wanted a place to list all of the challenges for 2011 and how I am doing with them.  As I do things for the challenges, I will try to update this page.

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For this challenge, I am to read 1 book each month just for fun.  No stress, no worries, just because I felt like it.

  1. January – Someone Will Be With You Shortly by Lisa Kogan
  2. February –
  3. March –
  4. April –
  5. May –
  6. June –
  7. July –
  8. August –
  9. September –
  10. October –
  11. November –
  12. December –

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For this challenge, I need to read 6 books where the title fits into one of the following categories.

  1. Number – Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich (once released later this year)
  2. Jewelry or Gem –
  3. Size –
  4. Travel or Movement – Journey Into Joy by Regina Wieman Voegele, Ph.D.
  5. Evil –
  6. Life Stage –

Into The Old World Reading Challenge

For this challenge, I just need to read books that were published before 2009.

Tough Cookie by Diane Mott Davidson – published 2000

Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke – published 2004

The Lexical Funk by Daniel Clausen – published 2008

The Witch and The Warrior by Karyn Monk – published 1998

Shop Till You Drop by Elaine Viets – published 2003

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This challenge isn’t so much about reading books.  It’s more about making changes in your life that will create a better life for you.  That could be in regards to health, wealth, whatever.  Any changes to really make your life worth living.

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This challenges goals are to read fantasy books.  I chose the fascinated level to start with.  For that I need to read 6 fantasy books this year.  That should be fairly easy for me to do.

The Witch and The Warrior by Karyn Monk

52 books blog widget  for 2010

This challenge is exactly like the title sounds.  Read 52 books in 52 weeks.  Basically that is 1 book a week for the year.

Week 1 – Tough Cookie by Diane Mott Davidson

Week 2 – The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher

Week 3 – Journey Into Joy by Regina Wieman Voegele, Ph.D.

Week 4 – My Gift To You by Lori Nawyn

Week 5 – Shop Till You Drop by Elaine Viets

Week 6 – Ringing True by Robert Morrow

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This challenge is to read cozy mysteries.  That could include authors like Joanne Fluke, Denise Swanson, Madelyn Alt, Elaine Viets, and many more).  I chose the snoop level to start with.  For that level I just need to read 1-6 books in the year.  I may bump it up to more if I can see that I can accomplish it.

Tough Cookie by Diane Mott Davidson

Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Truly, Madly by Heather Webber

Shop Till You Drop by Elaine Viets

Escape Between The Pages

And last but not least is the Highlander Reading Challenge.  This is going to be the yummiest of all!  For this challenge I get to read 20 books about yummy men wearing kilts!!  My imagination is already running wild with this one.

1.  The Witch and The Warrior by Karyn Monk

Loving the Reviews Challenge

The Good, The Bad, and Two Women Flyfishing by Randy Kadish

The Fly Caster Who Tried To Make Peace With The World by Randy Kadish

Shop Till You Drop by Elaine Viets

Ringing True by Robert Morrow

Izzy’s Pop Star Plan by Alex Marestaing

I know that I had said there weren’t going to be any more, well guess what…  HEHE!  Here is another.  I figure I will probably add and drop as time goes one.  So just keep checking back.  Anyway, for this one I am challenging myself to lose 10 pounds by February 23rd.

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