Welcome, one and all! I’ll be signing up for challenges in the coming months, the first of which being my own 200 children’s books in 2009 (with the occassional young adult novel slipped in). Enjoy my reviews!

This post will be continually updated with the titles of the books for each challenge after they have been completed. Let the Challenges begin:

Namereading.blogspot.com http://namereading.blogspot.com/ (lots of double and triple letters for bookblogger, my e-mail)
B Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
O One False Note by Gordon Korman
O On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
K Karma for Beginners by Jessica Blank
B The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
L Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
O Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks
G Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone by Margie Palatini
G The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
E Ellie McDoodle Have Pen Will Travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw
R Rules by Cynthia Lord

12 Young Adult Books in 2009 Challenge http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/11/2009-young-adult-book-challenge.html

12 Audiobooks in 2009 Challenge http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/11/2009-audiobook-challenge.html
1. No Talking by Andrew Clements
2. Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
3. Savvy by Ingrid Law

100+ Books Challenge http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/11/2009-100-reading-challenge.html

Completed August 20, 2009

Book Around the States (read a book for each of the 50 states) http://bookaroundthestates.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-to-joine-this-challenge.html
Alabama:
Alaska:
Arizona: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (Mica, AZ)
Arkansas:
California: Al Capone Does My Shirts (Alcatraz, CA)
California: Higher Power of Lucky (Hard Pan, CA)
Colorado:
Connecticut:
Delaware:
Florida: Piper Reed by Kimberly Willis Holt (Pensacola, FL)
Georgia:
Hawaii:
Idaho: Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus by Kristen Tracy
Illinois:
Indiana:
Iowa:
Kansas/Nebraska: Savvy by Ingrid Law
Kentucky: Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Louisiana: Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli
Maine:
Maryland:
Massachusetts: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (Boston MA) (It starts there)
Massachusetts: Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (Concord, MA)
Michigan: Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel (Higgins Lake, MI)
Minnesota:
Mississippi:
Missouri:
Montana:
Nebraska:
Nevada:
New Hampshire:
New Jersey:
New Mexico:
New York: Lily’s Crossing (Rockaway Beach, NY)
North Carolina: Greetings from Nowhere (Shawnee Gap, NC)
North Dakota:
Ohio: All of the Above (Cleveland, OH)
Oklahoma: If I Stay
Oregon:
Pennsylvania:
Rhode Island:
South Carolina:
South Dakota:
Tennessee:
Texas:
Utah:
Vermont: Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Virginia:
Washington: Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger (Tacoma, WA)
West Virginia:
Wisconsin: Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks (Wawatosa WI)
Wyoming:

Fourth Annual National Just Read More Novels Month (after failing miserably at NaNoWriMo, this one seems more my style) http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com/2009/01/fourth-annual-najuremonomo.html

Read 10 books in Janurary

Read 10 books in Janurary

Pages Read Challenge (since I’m reading 200 books at approximately 250 pages each, I’ll say 50,000 pages). http://cozymurders.blogspot.com/2008/12/pages-read-challenge.html
Total to date: 22,967 pages (98 books)

What’s in a Name? Challenge (picking books by title criteria) http://whatsinaname-2.blogspot.com/2008/10/welcome.html
1. A book with a “profession” in its title. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
2. A book with a “time of day” in its title. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
3. A book with a “relative” in its title. As If Being 12 3/4 isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother is Running for President! by Donna Gephart
4. A book with a “body part” in its title. The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
5. A book with a “building” in its title. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
6. A book with a “medical condition” in its title. She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer by Sally Hobart Alexander

The 999 Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/groups/999challenge
1. Nonfiction
Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition
2. Biographies
She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer by Sally Hobart Alexander and Robert Alexander.
3. Historical Fiction
Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Secret School by Avi
Who is Jim Hines? by Jean Alicia Elster
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli
4. Fantasy
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esme Raji Codell
Dragonsdale by Salamanda Drake
Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones by Brandon Sanderson
Riding the Storm by Salamanda Drake
5. Science Fiction
6. Award Winners
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Newbery Award Winner 2009)
Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (Newbery Award Winner 2007)
7. New Releases
The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
If the Witness Lied by Caroline Cooney
Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
8. Books Adapted into Movies
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (release date: Feb. 6, 2009)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (release date: Feb. 2010)
Frog Princess by E.D. Baker (release date Nov. 2010)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (release date April 2010)
9. Graphic Novels
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Korgi Book 1 by Christian Slade
Korgi Book 2 by Christian Slade