Book Challenge 2011

Goodreads threw down, I answered.

The challenge? How many books can you read in a year. You set a goal and they keep track for you as you add books to your “read” shelf.

My goal? 100 books. AND I READ 101!!!!

Here is what I read, most of which I adored.

1. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd
2. Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn
3. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
4. The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig
5. The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney
6. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
7. Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
8. Bless the Bride by Rhys Bowen
9. The Bodhran Makers by John B. Keane
10. Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
11. The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
12. Juliet by Anne Fortier
13. Where Shadows Dance by C.S. Harris
14. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
15. For the King by Catherine Delors
16. The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen
17. World Without End by Ken Follett
18. Far To Go by Alison Pick
19. Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
20. Treason at Lisson Grove by Anne Perry
21. The School of Night by Louis Bayard
22. The Informer by Craig Nova
23. 13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
24. Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis
25. You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
26. The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter
27. India Black by Carol K. Carr
28. Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor
29. Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona
30. The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Patton Walsh
31. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
32. The Winter of the World by Carol Ann Lee
33. 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
34. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness
35. A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell
36. Secret of the White Rose by Stefanie Pintoff
37. The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas
38. The House by the Fjord by Rosalind Laker
39. The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene
40. A Night of Long Knives by Rebecca Cantrell
41. The Mermaid Garden by Santa Montefiore
42. Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware
43. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
44. The Italian Matchmaker by Santa Montefiore
45. Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong
46. The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore
47. The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn
48. Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane
49. Before Versailles by Karleen Koen
50. Last Voyage of the Valentina by Santa Montefiore
51. The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason
52. A Game of Lies by Rebecca Cantrell
53. The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore
54. Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen
55. The Paradise Prophecy by Robert Browne
56. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
57. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
58. Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell
59. Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
60. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
61. Madame Bovary’s Daughter by Linda Urbach
62. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
63. Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
64. The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss
65. Two For Sorrow by Nicola Upson
66. Little Face by Sophie Hannah
67. A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
68. The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelley
69. Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
70. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
71. The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
72. In the Woods by Tana French
73. Revenger by Rory Clements
74. The Likeness by Tana French
75. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
76. Faithful Place by Tana French
77. Vienna Waltz by Teresa Grant
78. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
79. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
80. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
81. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
82. The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall
83. A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
84. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
85. A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander
86. The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson
87. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
88. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
89. Daphne by Justine Picardie
90. The Devil’s Ribbon by D.E. Meredith
91. A Burial at Sea by Charles Todd
92. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
93. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
94. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
95. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
96. An Irish Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor
97. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
98. India Black and the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr
99. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
100. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
101. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

If you want to set up your own challenge for 2012, pop over to Goodreads and sign up!


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