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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

My Progress:

4 / 30 books. 13% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (1)
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- California (2)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia (1)
- Hawaii
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- South Carolina (1)
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- Vermont (2)
- Virginia
- Washington (1)
- West Virginia
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- Washington, D.C.*


- Australia (1)
- Ireland (1)

My Progress:

13 / 51 states. 25% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

4 / 25 books. 16% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

15 / 50 books. 30% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

17 / 52 books. 33% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

20 / 52 books. 38% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

13 / 40 books. 33% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

8 / 40 books. 20% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

4 / 25 books. 16% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

12 / 25 books. 48% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

22 / 109 books. 20% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Resistance Is Futile (Or, Why I'm Joining Another Reading Challenge When I Already Have Enough Review Books to Outfit A Small Library)

Since last year saw me fail SPECTACULARLY at all the challenges for which I signed up, I have been trying to restrain myself from joining any in 2009. I've literally been sitting on my hands to stop myself from doing Carl's RIP Challenge. I've got waaaayyy too much to read and review right now. So, when I heard about Linda Ellen's Middle Grade Book Challenge, which doesn't end until next year at this time, I thought, "Now, that's one I can handle." Since I'm already reading so much MG literature, it should be "easy cheesy" as my kids say.

If you're interested in joining me, you can find all the info here.

Even though a list is not required, I love lists, so I'm making one. Just try and stop me :) Here goes:

1. This Book Is Not Good for You by Pseudonymous Bosch - my review

2. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

3. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

4. Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko - my review

5. Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix - my review

6. Ever by Gail Carson Levine

7. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall - my review

8. The Penderwicks of Gardham Street by Jeanne Birdsall - my review

9. My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath

10. Heaven Eyes by David Almond

11. Skellig by David Almond

12. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

13. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

14. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

16. The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristen Kladstrup - my review

17. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

18. The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

19. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

20. Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

21. The Treasures of Weatherby by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

22. Beauty by Robin McKinley

23. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

24. The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

25. Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach


  1. This one sounds fun. I'm headed over there now myself!

  2. I already took the plunge a few days ago!!!

  3. I love your list! There are a number of books on your list that I'm really looking forward to your reviews if you're posting them, like the Al Capone series, Ella Enchanted, Inkdeath, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Because of Winn-Dixie . . .

    Wow, that's a good list. I hope you'll have fun with this challenge and thank you so much for joining. =)

    -- Linda Ellen

  4. It looks like you have a lot of terrific books on your list. I am especially fond of Because of Winn Dixie.

  5. I'm giving away a copy of The Tale of Despereaux. Have you read it? Swing by when you have the time.=)


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