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Past Challenges


2017
Aim: 100 
Read: 126
ACHIEVED




Aim: 45
Read: 49
ACHIEVED




Aim: 25
Read: 26
ACHIEVED


Aim: 24
Read: 8
FAILED


Print
Aim: 24
Read:   12
FAILED


Ebook
Aim: 24

Read: 19  
FAILED




Print
Aim: 24
Read: 1
FAILED


Ebook
Aim: 24
Read:  3
FAILED








2016


60 Book reading Challenge
Aim: 60  
Read: 124  
Achieved

Aim: My Precious (30-50)
Read: 41 
Achieved




Australian Women's Challenge
Aim: 15
Read: 23
Achieved




Aim: A-Z male and female
Completed









TBR challenge (print) and TBR challenge (ebook)

Print
Aim: 15 
Read: 22  
Achieved

Ebook
Aim: 15
Read: 16  
Achieved








Read:  11








2015


AIM: 100 books 
READ: 49 
(Not achieved; Goodreads Aim of 50 books almost achieved)
  1. Fake by Beck Nicholas - 5 stars! 
  2. Home for Christmas by Fiona Greene (novella) - 5 stars! 
  3. After Dark (Harmony #1) by Jayne Castle (audio)
  4. Much Ado About You (Essex Sisters #1) by Eloisa James - 5 stars!
  5. Room With a View (Flesh #1.5) by Kylie Scott (short story)
  6. Scary Kisses edited by Liz Grzyb (anthology)
  7. Liminal (Liminals #1) by Maree Anderson - 5 stars!
  8. Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz 
  9. More Than Just One Night (Selwood Sisters #1) by Claire Baxter (novella)
  10. Dressed to Kill (Darkheart & Crosse #1) by Harper Allen
  11. Keeping Your Business Organized: Time management & workflow by James Fischer
  12. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #1) Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan et al 
  13. Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard #2) by Charlaine Harris (audio)
  14. Vampaholic (Darkheart & Crosse #2) by Harper Allen - reread (had read first years ago but decided to read again)
  15. Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
  16. Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity by David Allen (audio)
  17. Split (Makkadee Vanderwall #2) by Tara Moss
  18. The Sandman: The Game of You (Sandman #5) by Neil Gaiman (graphic novel)
  19. Dead Is the New Black (Darkheart & Cross #3) by Harper Allen
  20. The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss (non-fiction)
  21. Organising A Conference: how to plan and run a successful conference by Pauline Appleby (non-fiction)
  22. Events Made Simple: organise your next function on time and within budget by Stefanie Lewis (non-fiction)
  23. Crazy In the Blood (Latter-Day Olympians #2) by Luciene Diver
  24. The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter
  25. Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh
  26. The Lake Monster Mystery (Choose Your Own Adventure) by Shannon Gilligan (childrens)
  27. The Man in the Blue Flowered Shorts by Susan Lodge (short story, ebook)
  28. My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3) by Rachel Vincent
  29. Reckless by Amanda Quick (audio)
  30. Divine by Mistake (Parthalon #1) by P.C. Cast
  31. Poison Kissed (Shadowfae Chronicles #3) by Erica Hayes
  32. Reaper (Soul Screamers #3.5) by Rachel Vincent
  33. Writing a Blog by Luisa Plaja
  34. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl GN #1) by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin 
  35. Blogging for Writers: How Authors & Writers Build Successful Blogs by Robin Houghton
  36. The Universe by Maureen O'Keefe
  37. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion
  38. Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #1) by Charlaine Harris
  39. The Road to Ruin by Bronwyn Stuart
  40. An ANZAC Tale by Ruth Starke (illustrated)
  41. The January Wish by Juliet Madison
  42. Deenie by Judy Blume
  43. What is the Solar System? by Carmen Bredeson
  44. Safe House (Vanished #3 - 1800 WHERE ARE YOU) by Meg Cabot (writing as Jenny Carroll)
  45. Sanctuary (Vanished #4- 1800 WHERE ARE YOU) by Meg Cabot (writing as Jenny Carroll)
  46. Change of Heart by Lilliana Rose
  47. The Solar System, Meteors and Comets (Watch This Space!) by Clive Gifford (Wayland Publishing UK)
  48. Little Gems Short Story Anthology 2011: Garnet by Romance Writers of Australia
  49. Dark Tower Volume 1: The Gunslinger Born by Robin Firth (Stephen King) (Graphic Novel)


AIM: 10-15 - Stenographer level 
READ: 8 
(Stenographer not achieved; Weekend Warrior level achieved)

Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50
Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+

  1. After Dark (Harmony #1) by Jayne Castle 
  2. Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz
  3. Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard #1) by Charlaine Harris
  4. Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
  5. Getting Things Done by David Allen 
  6. Split (Mak Vanderwall #2) by Tara Moss
  7. Reckless by Amanda Quick
  8. Real Murders by Charlaine Harris


Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal 
AIM: 15 
READ: 14
(Not achieved but Franklin level achieved)


Stella: read 4 – if reviewing, review at least 3
Miles: read 6 – if reviewing, review at least 4
Franklin: read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6
Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal


    1. Fake by Beck Nicholas - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
    2. Home for Christmas by Fiona Greene (novella) - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
    3. Room With a View by Kylie Scott (short story) - 4 stars - review on Goodreads
    4. Scary Kisses edited by Liz Grzyb - 4 stars - brief review on Goodreads
    5. More Than Just One Night (Selwood Sisters #1) by Claire Baxter (novella) - review on Goodreads
    6. Split by Tara Moss - 4 stars
    7. The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss - 5 stars!
    8. Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
    9. Poison Kissed by Erica Hayes - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
    10. The Road to Ruin by Bronywn Stuart - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
    11. The January Wish by Juliet Madison - 4.5 stars - review on Goodreads
    12. Anzac Tale by Ruth Starke (graphic novel) - 5 stars!
    13. Change of Heart by Lilliana Rose - review on Goodreads
    14. Little Gems Short Story Antholgy 2011: Garnet by Romance Writers of Australia - mention on Goodreads

    Author Name Challenge

    Not Achieved

    Special Rules
    ▬ Authors may only be used once.
    ▬ When you complete a book, link it, date it, and rate it!
    ▬ Have Fun! Try new authors! Re-reads are allowed as long as they are read during the time frame of the challenge.


    Levels of Participation:
    Easy – You may use male and female character names (combined list) on one list. (26 books)
    Medium – You may use choose to use male or female names (one or the other) on one list. (26 books)
    Hard – Two lists. One for male. One for female. (52 books)


    Female Names

    A- Jayne Ann Krentz - Falling Awake
    B - Beck Nicholas - Fake
    C - Claire Baxter - More Than Just One Night
    D - Lucienne Diver - Crazy In The Blood
    E  - Eloisa James - Much Ado About You
    F - Fiona Greene - Home for Christmas
    G - Liz Grzyb - Scary Kisses (editor)
    H - Harper Allen - Dressed to Kill
    I
    J - Jayne Castle - After Dark
    K - Kylie Scott - Room With A View
    L - Susan Lodge - The Man in the Blue Flowered Shorts
    M - Maree Anderson - Liminal
    N -
    O
    P - P.C. Cast - Divine by Mistake
    Q - Amanda Quick - Reckless
    R - Lilliana Rose - Change of Heart
    S - Gena Showalter - The Darkest Kiss
    T - Tara Moss - The Fictional Woman
    U
    V - Rachel Vincent - My Soul to Keep
    W
    X
    Y
    Z



    Male Names

    A - David Allen - Getting Things Done: the art of stress free productivity
    B
    C
    D
    E - Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl the Graphic Novel
    F
    G - Clive Gifford - The Solar System, Meteors and Comets
    H
    I
    J - James Fischer - Keeping Your Business Organised: Time management & workflow
    K
    L
    M
    N
    O
    P
    Q
    R- Rick Riordan - The Lighting Thief (graphic novel)
    S
    T
    U
    V
    W
    X
    Y
    Z


    2014
    Rapture in Death (In Death #4) by J.D. Robb - audio
    1. Paying the Forfeit by S.E. Gilchrist (short story)
    2. Identity Shift by Mel Teshco (short story)
    3. Temptation in a Bottle by Shona Husk (short story)
    4. The Outcast Prince (Court of Annwyn #1) by Shona Husk 
    5. Lord of the Hunt (Court of Annwyn #2) by Shona Husk
    6. The Rebel King  (Suddenly Royal #1) by Melissa James 
    7. Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14) by Janet Evanovich - audio
    8. The Killing Hour (Quince & Rainie #4) by Lisa Gardner
    9. Fatal Voyage (Tempereance Brennan #4) by Kathy Reichs
    10. The Blood She Betrayed by Cheryse Durrant
    11. The Exile by Diana Gabaldon (Graphic Novel)
    12. Bad Blood (Latter-Day Olympians #1) by Lucienne Diver
    13. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas
    14. All I Want for Chrismtas by Nora Roberts
    15. The Heir by Johanna Lindsey
    16. Dr No Commitment by Virginia Taylor
    17. A Feast of Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R. R. Martin
    18. The Changeling Soldier (Court of Annwyn #2.5) by Shona Husk
    19. Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels #1) by Keri Arthur
    20. Time Thief (The Anomaly Trilogy #1) by Anna Hackette (novella)
    21. The Last Honest Woman (The O'Hurleys #1) by Nora Roberts  (audio)
    22. Dance to the Piper (O'Hurley #2) by Nora Roberts (audio)
    23. Skin Deep (The O'Hurleys  #3) by Nora Roberts (audio)
    24. Without a Trace (The O'Hurleys #4) by Nora Roberts (audio) 

    - didn't reach goal




      • Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal 
      Didn't reach goal of 20.



      1. Paying the Forfeit by S.E. Gilchrist (review on Goodreads)
      2. Identity Shift by Mel Teshco (review on Goodreads)
      3. Temptation in a Bottle by Shona Husk (short story)
      4. The Outcast Prince (Court of Annwyn #1) by Shona Husk (review: March Reading Adventures
      5. Lord of the Hunt (Court of Annwyn #2) by Shona Husk (review: March Reading Adventures
      6. The Rebel King  (Suddenly Royal #1) by Melissa James 
      7. The Changeling King (Court of Annwyn #2.5) by Shona Husk
      8. The Blood She Betrayed by Cheryse Durrant (review: Goodreads)
      9. Dr No Commitment by Virginia Taylor
      10. Darkness Unbound (Dark Angel #1) by Keri Arthur (review: Goodreads)
      11. Time Thief by (The Anomaly Trilogy #1) by Anna Hackett




      Levels:
      Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20


      but reached Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10


      1. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
      2. All I Want for Christmas by Noral Roberts
      3. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas
      4. The Heir by Johanna Lindsay
      5. The Last Honest Woman (The O'Hurleys #1) by Nora Roberts  (audio)
      6. Dance to the Piper (O'Hurley #2) by Nora Roberts (audio)
      7. Skin Deep (The O'Hurleys  #3) by Nora Roberts (audio)
      8. Without a Trace (The O'Hurleys #4) by Nora Roberts (audio) 

      Author Names Challenge
      Special Rules
      ▬ Authors may only be used once.
      ▬ When you complete a book, link it, date it, and rate it!
      ▬ Have Fun! Try new authors! Re-reads are allowed as long as they are read during the time frame of the challenge.


      Levels of Participation:
      Medium – You may use choose to use male or female names (one or the other) on one list. (26 books)


      Author names

      A-  Keri Arthur - Darkness Unbound - Dec - 5 stars
      B
      C - Cheryse Durrant - The Blood She Betrayed - 4 stars
      D - Lucienne Diver - Bad Blood - Oct - 5 stars
      E  - Janet Evanovich - Fearless Fourteen - Mar - 5 stars
      F
      G - S.E. Gilchrist - Paying the Forfeit - 3 Jan - 4 stars
      H - Anna Hackett - Time Thief - Dec - 5 stars
      I
      J - J.D. Robb - Rapture in Death - 2 Jan - 5 stars
      K - Kathy Reichs - Fatal Voyage - Apr - 4 stars
      L - Lisa Gardner - The Killing Hour - Mar - 5 stars
      M - Melissa James - The Rebel King - Mar - 5 stars
      N - Nora Roberts - All I Want For Christmas - June - 4 stars
      O
      P
      Q
      R - George R.R. Martin - A Feast of Crows - Oct - 4 stars
      S - Shona Husk - The Outcast Prince - Feb - 5 stars
      T - Mel Teshco - Identity Shift - 3 Jan - 5 stars
      U
      V - Virginia Taylor - Dr No Commitment - Oct - 4 stars
      W
      X
      Y
      Z

      - didn't reach goal



      Level 2: The Wayfarer


      - The Wayfarer doesn’t like to plan; he/she likes to journey as the need takes them, deciding where to go on a whim or inspiration or simply how they’re feeling
      - Read a minimum of 4 books over the course of the year
      - Books can be set in any country, but they must all be different countries
      - You do not need to decide on your choice of books ahead of time. You can select books as you go
      - No re-reads
      - Any genre is okay (including non-fiction) BUT books MUST be set in a specific country or region with a noticeable attention to the location or environment; some genre books won’t be much use for this challenge


      I decided on the Wayfarer as I like that I can select the books as I go. 

      1. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich - New Jersey, USA
      2. The Rebel King by Melissa James - Hellenica (made up principality) 
      3. Lord of the Hunt by Shona Husk - Annwyn (land of faeries) - made up
      4. Idenity Shift by Mel Teshco - Australia
      5. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas - England

      2013



      100+ books, graphic novels, novellas....


      1. Curse The Dark (Retreivers #2) by Laura Anne Gilman
      2. Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger
      3. Finding Veronica by Louise Forster
      4. Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie - audio
      5. Code Name Cassandra by Meg Cabot (Vanished Book 2 - formerly 1800-WHERE-R-U)
      6. The Last Timekeepers & The Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith (MG)
      7. An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham (audio)
      8. A Storm of Swords: book 2: Blood & Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, book 3) by George R.R. Martin
      9. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - audio
      10. My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers prequel) by Rachel Vincent
      11. My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent
      12. My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent
      13. Switched (Trylle #1) by Amanda Hocking
      14. Covet (Makadee Vanderwall #3) by Tara Moss - audio
      15. The Inner Gentleman by Alli Kincaid
      16. The Truth about Magic (School of Magic #1) by Dave Luckett - audio
      17. A Weekend With Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly - audio
      18. Tangled Reigns by Stephanie Laurens
      19. Cityglitter by Carla Caruso
      20. Apollo Rising by Nancy DiMauro
      21. Sin's Dark Caress by Tracey O'Hara
      22. The Time Machine by H.G Wells
      23. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
      24. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
      25. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
      26. Creating Wings by Lilliana Rose (poetry collection)
      27. The Wolves in the Walls | Crazy Hair | The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman (Children's) (audio - read by Neil Gaiman)
      28. Boyfriend in A Bottle by Shona Husk (novella)
      29. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman (Children's) (audio - read by Neil Gaiman)
      30. Gather the Bones by Alison Stuart
      31. Caroline by Neil Gaiman (Children's) (audio - read by Dawn French)
      32. Wild Encounter by Nikki Logan
      33. Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft
      34. Masquerade by Sloane Taylor
      35. Shut Up and Kiss Me (Hot Down Under series) by Rhian Cahill (short story)
      36. Three Days to Dead (Dreg City #1) by Kelly Meding
      37. Thief of Light (The Four Sided Pentacle #2) by Denise Rossetti
      38. Her Royal Behindness by Kerri Lane (children's)
      39. Zoo Goo by Kerri Lane (children's)
      40. In Focus by Anna Jacobs (audio)
      41. Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher #1) by Kerry Greenwood
      42. Harbinger by Peta Crake
      43. SNOOP (Snoop Cases #1) by Eleni Konstantine *
      44. I.C.U.R. Private Detectives by Kerri Lane (Children's)
      45. A Sporting Chance (Hot Down Under series) by Rhyll Biest (short story)
      46. Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie (audio)
      47. Flesh (Flesh #1) by Kylie Scott
      48. The Sandman Vol 4: Seasons of Mists by Neil Gaiman (Comic book)




      1. Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie
      2. An Angel at Christmas by Heather Graham
      3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
      4. Covet by Tara Moss
      5. The Truth About Magic by Dave Luckett
      6. A Weekend With Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly
      7. Tangled Reigns by Stephanie Laurens
      8. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells | War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (same release)
      9. The Ultimate Neil Gaiman Audio Collection by Neil Gaiman -
        [The Wolves in the Walls, Crazy Hair, The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish, Odd and the Frost Giants, Coraline] 
      10. Three Days To Dead by Kelly Meding (read by Xe Sands)
      11. In Focus by Anna Jacobs
      12. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
      13. Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie





      reached...
      One Howl: Read 12 UF/PNR books in 2013


      1. Curse the Dark by Laura Anne Gilman
      2. Blameless by Gail Carriger (historical)
      3. My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent (novella)
      4. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
      5. My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
      6. Sin's Darkest Caress by Tracey O'Hara
      7. Apollo Rising by Nancy DiMauro
      8. Boyfriend in A Bottle by Shona Husk (novella)
      9. Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft
      10. Three Days To Dead by Kelly Meding (audio)
      11. Thief of Light by Denise Rossetti
      12. Harbinger by Peta Crake
      13. Flesh by Kylie Scott (post apocalyptic - paranormal romance) 





      Goal: Read and review books written by Australian women writers – hard copies, ebooks and audiobooks.

      No set amount - whatever I can....

      This year, I'll be adding my DarkSider reads to this to help spread the word about Aussie Women Writers.
      1. Finding Veronica by Louise Forster (review on Goodreads)
      2. The Inner Gentlemen by Alli Kincaid  (review on Goodreads)
      3. Tangled Reigns by Stephanie Laurens (review on Goodreads)
      4. Cityglitter by Carla Caruso (review on Goodreads)
      5. Sin's Darkest Caress by Tracey O'Hara (on Goodreads)
      6. Creating Wings by Lilliana Rose (on Goodreads)
      7. Boyfriend In A Bottle by Shona Husk (review on Goodreads)
      8. Gather the Bones by Alison Stuart (review on Goodreads)
      9. Wild Encounter by Nikki Logan (review on Goodreads)
      10. Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft (review on Goodreads)
      11. Shut Up and Kiss Me by Rhian Cahill (review on Goodreads)
      12. Thief of Light by Denise Rossetti (review on Goodreads)
      13. In Focus by Anna Jacobs (review on Goodreads)
      14. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (review on Goodreads)
      15. Harbinger by Peta Crake (review on Goodreads)
      16. It's Love, Dude by Jenny Schwartz (review on Goodreads)
      17. A Sporting Chance by Rhyll Biest (review on Goodreads)
      18. Flesh by Kylie Scott (review on Goodreads)


      2012




      100+ books, graphic novels, novellas....
      (41 out of 100)




      1. Insatiable (Meena Harper, 1) by Meg Cabot
      2. The King's Bastard (The Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin, 1) by Rowena Cory Daniells.
      3. Little Gems Topaz anthology by Romance Writers of Australia
      4. The Bird King and Other Sketches by Shaun Tan
      5. The Secret Ones (The Dream of Asralai, book 1) by Nicole Murphy
      6. Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark
      7. Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling 1) by Nalini Singh
      8. You Had Me at Halo by Amanda Ashby (ebook)
      9. The Liar by Stephen Fry (audio)
      10. The Keepers (The Keepers Trilogy 1) by Heather Graham
      11. The Keeprs (The Keepers Trilogy 2) by Alexandra Sokoloff
      12. Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices, 1) by Cassandra Clare (audio)
      13. The Goblin King (Shadowlands Book 1) by Shona Husk
      14. Allegra Fairweather, Paranormal Investigator (Allegra Fairweather, Book 1) by Janni Nell (ebook)
      15. The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff
      16. Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff
      17. Fetish (Makedde Vanderwall book 1) by Tara Moss
      18. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
      19. Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal
      20. Gateway to Hell (A Warder Tale 1) by Eleni Konstantine
      21. Vengeance Born (The Light Blade 1) by Kylie Griffin
      22. Magical Gains (Magic Books 1) by Nicola E. Sheridan
      23. Taken (A Forbidden Fantasy) by Cathleen Ross
      24. An Elemental Tail by Shona Husk
      25. Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling 2) (audio) by Nalini Singh
      26. Shadowglass (The Shadowfae Chronicles 2) by Erica Hayes
      27. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire 2) by George R.R. Martin
      28. Under The Dome by Stephen King
      29. Dead To the World (Southern Vampires, #4) by Charlaine Harris
      30. The Blood Countess (Pandora English #1) by Tara Moss
      31. Fortune's Fool (The 500 Kingdoms #3) by Mercedes Lackey
      32. Mercy Burns (Myth and Magic #2) by Keri Arthur
      33. When Lightning Strikes (Vanished #1) by Meg Cabot
      34. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (audio)
      35. Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard #1) by Charlaine Harris (audio)
      36. Shipwrecked with Mr Wrong by Nikki Logan
      37. Price of Freedom (Out of the Bottle #1) by Jenny Schwartz
      38. Dream Lover (Hot Down Under) by C.T. Green (short story)
      39. Beneath the Light of a Silver Moon (Hot Down Under) by Mel Teshco
      40. Dead Awake (Dead Series, #1) by Lizzie T. Leaf
      41. A Storm of Swords, part 1 (A Song of Ice and Fire #3a) by George R.R. Martin





      (4 out of 10)
      Goal: Read and review books written by Australian women writers – hard copies, ebooks and audiobooks.

      Devoted eclectic: as many genres as you can find

      Franklin-fantastic (read 10 and review at least 4 books)*
      * The higher levels should include at least one substantial length review


      1. Little Gems Topaz anthology by Romance Writers of Australia
      2. Fetish by Tara Moss (audio)
      3. The Blood Countess by Tara Moss
      4. Shipwrecked with Mr Wrong by Nikki Logan







      Achieved DarkSider Challenge (12 books) but didn't reach Down Under level (24)

      There will be three levels -

      Lighter Side challenge - 6 books
      DarkSider challenge - 12 books
      Down Under challenge - 24 books



      1. The King's Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells
      2. Secret Ones by Nicole Murphy
      3. You Had Me at Halo by Amanda Ashby
      4. Enchanted Realms by Eleni Konstantine (yep adding my own as had to reread it and edit!) (short stories)
      5. The Goblin King by Shona Husk
      6. Allegra Fairweather, Paranormal Investigator by Janni Nell
      7. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
      8. Gateway to Hell by Eleni Konstantine (yep another round of revisions and had to reread) (novella)
      9. Vengeance Born by Kylie Griffin
      10. Magical Gains by Nicola E. Sheridan
      11. Taken by Cathleen Ross (short story)
      12. An Elemental Tail by Shona Husk (novella)
      13. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
      14. Mercy Burns by Keri Arthur
      15. Price of Freedom by Jenny Schwartz (novella)
      16. Dream Lover by C.T. Green
      17. Beneath the Light of a Silver Moon by Mel Teshco




      FAILED - 3/24


      There are two levels:

      - Read TWENTY FOUR (24) horror & urban fantasy novels in 2012
      - Read FORTY EIGHT (48) horror & urban fantasy novels in 2012

      I'm going for level 1 in first instance.
      1. The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff (H)
      2. Under the Dome by Stephen King (H) - one of those cross genre books. The horror is people's natures.
      3. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (UF)






      failed - 5/12


      Rules: There are TWO LEVELS you can choose from:

      - Read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2012
      - Read TWENTY FOUR (24) mystery & suspense novels in 2012

      I will aim for 12 books in the first instance
      1. Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark
      2. Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff (thriller mystery)
      3. When Lightning Strikes by Meg Cabot (suspense)
      4. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark 
      5. Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris



      (One Sexy Demon Reached)

      Rules: There are FOUR (4) LEVELS to choose from:
      - One Sexy Demon: Read 6 Speculative Romance novels in 2012
      - Two Sexy Werewolves: Read 12 Speculative Romance novels in 2012
      - Three Sexy Vampires: Read 18 Speculative Romance novels in 2012
      - Four Sexy Archangels: Read 24 Speculative Romance novels in 2012

      I will aim for the Three Sexy Vampires.

      1. Insatiable by Meg Cabot (romantic elements)
      2. The Keepers by Heather Graham
      3. The Shifters by Alexandra Sokoloff
      4. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
      5. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
      6. Fortune's Fool by Mercedes Lackey (romantic elements)



      (Failed - 1/6)

      1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


      2011

      The 100+ book challenge...


      Target aim: 100
      Target not reached
      74 books read


      1. The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson
      2. The Gift by Cecilia Ahern
      3. At Twilight (Wings of the Night series, books 4 & 5) by Maggie Shayne (contains Born In Twilight and Beyond Twilight)
      4. Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
      5. House of Cards (Book 2 of The Negotiator Trilogy) by C.E. Murphy
      6. The Dead of the Night (Book 2 Tomorrow Series) by John Marsden
      7. The Right Chord by Elisabeth Rose
      8. Love is a Four-Legged Word by Kandy Shepherd
      9. Generation 18 (Book 2 of the Spook Squad series) by Keri Arthur
      10. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
      11. Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson & Sam Stall
      12. Shaun of the Dead graphic novel by Titan Books (GN)
      13. Glory in Death (Book 2 of the In Death series) by J.D. Robb
      14. Astonishing X-Men: Exogenetic by Ellis and Jimenez (GN)
      15. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Book 1 of the Millienium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson 
      16. Mistral's Kiss (Book 5 of the Merry Gentry Series) by Laurell K. Hamilton
      17. Fantastic Four: Family of Heroes (Vol 1) Marvel Adventures, by Jeff Barker & Akira Yoshida 
      18. The Avengers: I am an Avenger (collection of issues 1, 16, 137, 151, 181, 211, 221, 300, 329) by Marvel Comics
      19. Storyteller: Writing Lessons From 27 Years of The Clarion Writers' Workshop by Kate Wilhelm 
      20. Getting Even With Fran by Christine Stinton
      21. Castles by Colin Thompson (illustrated children's)
      22. One Good Knight (Book 2 of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series) by Mercedes Lackey
      23. Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
      24. Club Dead (Book 3 in Southern Vampire Mysteries) by Charlaine Harris
      25. The Disworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
      26. The Day My Bum Went Psycho (Book 1 of the BUM series) by Andy Griffiths
      27. Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Book 6 of the Dark-Hunter novels)
      28. The Illiad (Marvel Illustrated, issues 1-8 in collection), by Roy Thomas
      29. Athena the Brain (Goddess Girls book 1) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
      30. Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum series between-the-numbers) by Janet Evanovich
      31. The Stone Mage & The Sea (First Book of The Change) by Sean Williams
      32. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman (collection of short stories for children)
      33. Her Dark Lord by Mel Teshco (Nocturne Bites)
      34. Leviathan (book 1, Leviathan series) by Scott Westerfeld
      35. Immortal In Death (Book 3, In Death Series) by J.D. Robb
      36. Dream Country (vol 3. The Sandman) by Neil Gaiman
      37. Angel's Blood (book 1, Guild Hunter series) by Nalini Singh
      38. Carnal Moon by Mel Teshco (novelette)
      39. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelener
      40. A Game of Thrones (Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin
      41. The Ghost Brigades (Book 2 of Old Man's War series) by John Scalzi
      42. Fool Moon (Book 2 of The Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
      43. Medalon (Book 1, Demon Child) by Jennifer Fallon
      44. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (childrens
      45. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
      46. Rapunzel in New York by Nikki Logan
      47. Galactic Burn by Mel Teshco
      48. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, 1) by Stephen King
      49. The Ruthless Greek's Virgin Princess by Trish Morey
      50. Take A Chance by C.E. Murphy (5 issue series)
      51. Greek Myths by Deborah Lock (children's)
      52. Her Cattleman Boss by Barbara Hannay
      53. Persephone the Phony (Goddess Girls Book 2) by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams (childrens)
      54. Penumbra (Spook Squad 3) by Keri Arthur
      55. End of the Night Girl by Amy T. Matthews
      56. At the Billionaire's Beck and Call? by Rachel Bailey
      57. Pregnant: Father Wanted by Claire Baxter
      58. Wanted: Royal Wife and Mother by Marion Lennox
      59. Cast in Shadow (Book of Elantra, 1) by Michelle Sagara
      60. Death's Sweet Embrace (Book 2 of The Dark Brethren) by Tracey O'Hara
      61. Covet (Book 1 of The Fallen Angels) by J.R. Ward
      62. The Sheikh's Destiny by Melissa James
      63. Troubletwisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
      64. Seize the Night (Book 6 of the Dark-Hunter novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
      65. Home Is Where The Bark Is by Kandy Shepherd
      66. When He Was Bad... by Anne Oliver
      67. Teach Yourself Visually iMac by Guy Hart-Davis (non-fiction)
      68. Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell
      69. The Rebel by J.R. Ward writing as Jessica Bird
      70. One Night With The Wolf by Anna Hackett (novella)
      71. Demon Hunts (The Walker Papers book 5) by C.E. Murphy
      72. Captive (Forbidden, book 2) by Christina Phillips
      73. Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, book 1) by Patricia Briggs
      74. His Captive Lady (Devil Riders, Book 2) by Anne Gracie






      .Target: of 12 novels with Spec Fiction theme.
      Target reached. 13 books.


      1. The Gift by Cecelia Ahern - this has paranormal elements.
      2. At Twilight by Maggie Shayne (has Born In Twilight and Beyond Twilight)
      3. One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey (Fantasy)
      4. Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (Paranormal)
      5. Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Paranormal romance)
      6. The Stone Mage & The Sea by Sean Williams (Fantasy)
      7. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman (short story collection) (Fantasy)
      8. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (Steampunk)
      9. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Epic Fantasy)
      10. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Sci Fi)
      11. Medalon by Jennifer Fallon (Fantasy)
      12. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
      13. Troubletwisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams



      Target: Min 24 books
      Target not reached
      12/24 = 50%


      1. House of Cards by C.E. Murphy (UF)
      2. Generation 18 by Keri Arthur (UF)
      3. Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson & Sm Stall (H) - although sci-fi and humourous too.
      4. Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton (UF)
      5. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (UF)
      6. Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh (UF)
      7. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (UF)
      8. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (UF)
      9. Penumbra by Keri Arthur (UF)
      10. Death's Sweet Embrace by Tracey O'Hara (UF)
      11. Demon Hunts by C.E. Murphy (UF)
      12. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (UF)

      Target: Min 12 books
      Target not reached
      4 books read.

      1. Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
      2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
      3. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
      4. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb


      Target: 6 or 12 books
      Target not reached
      Read 1 book


      1. The Gunslinger (Dark Tower, 1)

      Target: 24 books
      Target not reached.
      21 books read.

      1. Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
      2. The Right Chord by Elisabeth Rose
      3. Love is a Four-Legged Word by Kandy Shepherd
      4. Lover Unleashed (Book 9 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward (Paranormal romance)
      5. Rapunzel in New York by Nikki Logan (HM&B RIVA)
      6. Galactic Burn by Mel Tescho (erotic romance)
      7. The Ruthless Greek's Virgin Princess by Trish Morey (Harlequin Presents)
      8. Her Cattleman's Boss by Barbara Hannay (HM&B Sweet)
      9. At the Billionaire's Beck and Call? by Rachel Bailey (Silhouette Desire)
      10. Pregnant: Father Wanted by Claire Baxter (HM&B Sweet)
      11. Wanted: Royal Wife and Mother by Marion Lennox (HM&B Sweet)
      12. Covet by J.R. Ward (Paranormal romance)
      13. The Sheikh's Destiny by Melissa James (HM&B Sweet)
      14. Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Paranormal romance)
      15. Home Is Where the Bark Is by Kandy Shepherd
      16. When He Was Bad... by Anne Oliver (HM&B Sexy)
      17. Tempt The Devil by Anna Campbell (Regency historical romance)
      18. The Rebel by J.R. Ward writing as Jessica Bird
      19. One Night with the Wolf by Anna Hackett (Nocturne Bites)
      20. Captive by Christina Phillips (Erotic Historical Romance)
      21. His Captive Lady by Anne Gracie (Regency Historical Romance)




      2010


      The challenges I undertook in 2010 were:



      Target aim: 50
      Target not reached.
      48 borrowed and read




      1. Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordon
      2. Astonishing X-men Vol 1: Gifted by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      3. Astonishing X-men Vol 2: Dangerous by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      4. Drawing Faces by Rosie Dickins and Jan McCafferty

      5. Iron Soldiers: a story of arms & armour by Dave Luckett

      6. Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon

      7. The Curse of Dracula by Marv Wolfman

      8. Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich

      9. Astonishing X-men Vol 3: Torn by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      10.The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

      **

      11. Lover Avenged by JR Ward

      12. Astonishing X-Men Vol 4: Unstoppable by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      13. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (childrens)

      14. Fallen by Lauren Kate (YA)

      15. Border Watch by Helene Young

      16. Soulless by Gail Carriger

      17. Fantasy by Jo Ryan (Heinenamm English Project) - Non Fiction

      18. Astonishing X-men: Ghost Box (Vol 5) by Warren Ellis

      19. Naked in Death by J.D Robb

      20. Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thomspon
      **

      21. Changeless by Gail Carriger 
      22. Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Greece by Leon Ashworth
      23. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
      24. The Dark-Hunters: Volume 1 (Manga) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
      25. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (Manga) by Kou Sasakura
      26. Buck Rogers: Vol 1: Future Shock by Scott Beatty (Graphic Novel)
      27. Twilight The Graphic Novel by Stephanie Meyer (adapted by Young Kim)
      28. The Rabbits by John Marsden & Shaun Tan (Children's picture book)
      29. The Red Tree by Shaun Tan (Children's picture book)
      30. The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner
      **

      31. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward 
      32. Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
      33. The Tangled Web by Elisabeth Rose
      34. A Surfing Christmas by Meryl Harris (Children's book)
      35. Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden (YA)
      36. One Beastly Beast (Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales) by Garth Nix (Children's Book)
      37. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton
      38. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Volume 1 by Joss Whedon (Graphic Novel) 
      39. I Can Draw Magical Creatures by DK Publishing (Children's non-fiction)
      40. Write Your Own...Fantasy: create your own spellbinding stories and enchanting tales by Pie Corbett (Children's non-fiction)

      **
      41. Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, Lani Diane Rich
      42. The Sandman, Volume One: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman et al (Graphic Novel) 
      43. Torment by Lauren Kate (YA) 
      44. Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller (Graphic Novel) 
      45. Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
      46. Miss Chopsticks by Xinran
      47. Phredde and the Zombie Librarian and Other stories to Eat with a blood Plum by Jackie French (Vol 3)
      48. The Sandman, Vol 2: The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novel)
      49.
      50.



      Target aim: 100
      Target not met.
      93 titles read




      1. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordon (childrens) 




      2. Astonishing X-men Vol 1: Gifted by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      3. Lights, Camera...Kiss The Boss by Nikki Logan (debut book!)

      4. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer 

      5. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich 

      6. Astonishing X-men Vol 2: Dangerous by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      7. The Morcai Battalion by Diana Palmer

      8. Walking Dead by C.E. Murphy

      9. Executive Mother-To-Be by Nicola Marsh

      10. Hot Boss, Wicked Nights by Anne Oliver

      **

      11. Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur

      12. Drawing Faces by Rosie Dickins and Jan McCafferty

      13. The Greek Boss's Demand by Trish Morey

      14. Iron Soldiers: a story of arms & armour by Dave Luckett

      15. Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon

      16. The Curse of Dracula by Marv Wolfman

      17. Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich

      18. Astonishing X-men Vol 3: Torn by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      19. Claiming His Brought Bride by Rachel Bailey

      20. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

      **

      21. Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur

      22. Sizzle, Seduce & Simmer compiled by Marion Lennox

      23. Lover Avenged by JR Ward

      24. Astonishing X-Men Vol 4: Unstoppable by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

      25. Pregnant by the Playboy Tycoon by Anne Oliver26. Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur

      27. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (childrens)

      28. Heart & Craft edited by Valerie Parv (non-fiction)
      29. Fallen by Lauren Kate (YA)
      30. Wind Kissed, Fire Bound by Anna Hackett (Novella)
      **
      31. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (YA, Novella)
      32. Shadowfae by Erica Hayes 
      33. Border Watch by Helene Young
      34. Soulless by Gail Carriger
      35. Fantasy by Jo Ryan (Heinemann English Project) - Non Fiction
      36. Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Box volume 5 by Warren Ellis
      37. One Small Miracle by Melissa James
      38. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
      39. Batman: Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader? by Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novel)
      40. Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
      ** 
      41. Changeless by Gail Carriger42. Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Greece by Leon Ashworth 
      43. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
      44. The Dark-Hunters: Volume 1 (Manga) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
      45. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (Manga) by Kou Sasakura
      46. The Cattleman, The Baby And Me by Michelle Douglas 
      47. Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur
      48. Their Newborn Gift by Nikki Logan
      49. Buck Rogers: Vol 1: Future Shock by Scott Beatty (Graphic Novel)
      50. Twilight The Graphic Novel by Stephanie Meyer (adapted by Young Kim)
      **
      51. Rhiana by Michelle Hauf
      52. Untouched by Anna Campbell
      53. Business in the Bedroom by Anne Oliver
      54. The Rabbits by John Marsden & Shaun Tan
      55. The Red Tree by Shaun Tan
      56. The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner
      57. The Blackmailed Bride's Secret Child by Rachel Bailey
      58. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
      59. Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
      60. Expecting Miracle Twins by Barbara Hannay
      ** 
      61. Memory Zero by Keri Arthur 
      62. The Tangled Web by Elisabeth Rose 
      63. A Surfing Christmas by Meryl Harris (childrens book) 
      64. Falling for the Frenchman by Claire Baxter65. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich 
      66. Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden 
      67. Who Do You Trust? by Melissa James 
      68. One Beastly Beast (Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales) by Garth Nix
      69. Pregnant On Arrival by Fiona Lowe 
      70. Ice-Cold Lover by Mel Teshco (novella)
      ** 
      71. Taken By the South Wind by Anna Hackett (novella)72. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton73. The Unruly Chaperone by Elizabeth Rolls 
      74. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Volume 1 by Joss Whedon (Graphic Novel) 
      75. A Scandalous Liaison by Elizabeth Rolls (Historical Undone e-novella) 76. Blame it On the Moonlight by Tracie Sommers (Spice Briefs - e-short) 
      77. I Can Draw Magical Creatures by DK books (children's)
      78. Write Your Own Fantasy by Pie Corbett (children's non-fiction) 
      79. Quest by Shannah Jay 
      80. The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan (illustrated Children's)
      **
      81. Dogs and Goddesses by Jenny Crusie, Anne Stuart, and Lani Diane Rich 
      82. Forbidden by Christina Phillips 
      83. The Sandman, Volume One: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman et al. (Graphic Novel)
      84. Torment by Lauren Kate (YA) 
      85. Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller (Graphic Novel) 86. Tempting the Negotiator by Zana Bell 
      87. The Mancini Marriage Bargain by Trish Morey
      88. Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
      89. Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
      90. Miss Chopsticks by Xinran
      ** 
      91. Phredde and the Zombie Librarian and Other stories to Eat with a blood Plum by Jackie French
      92. Serenity, Vol 1: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon (Graphic Novel)
      93. The Sandman, Vol 2: The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novel)





      Target aim: 24. Target reached.







      and Harlequin community Reading Challenges

      Count down Challenge
      Target 55. Not reached. 50 books read. 

      2010
      1 -Lights, Camera...Kiss The Boss by Nikki Logan (13 Jan)
      2 - Claiming His Bought Bride by Rachel Bailey (24 Mar)
      3 - Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (30 May - in Group of Various post)
      4 - Border Watch by Helene Young (27 Jun)
      5 - One Small Miracle by Melissa James (12 Jul)
      6 - Changeless by Gail Carriger (28 Aug)
      7 - The Cattleman, The Baby And Me by Michelle Douglas (18 Sep)
      8 - Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur (21 Sep)
      9 - Their Newborn Gift (Outback Baby Tales book 3) (27 Sep)
      10 - The Blackmailed Bride's Secret Child by Rachel Bailey (18 Oct)

      2009
      1 - Walking Dead by C.E. Murphy (The Waker Papers, Book 4) (4 Feb)
      2 - Hot Boss, Wicked Nights by Anne Oliver (16 Feb)
      3 - Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur (21 Feb)
      4 - The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern (30 Mar)
      5 - Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward (5 May)
      6 - Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur (30 May)
      7 - Heart & Craft edited by Valerie Parv (30 May)
      8 - Fallen by Lauren Kate (15 Jun)
      9 - Shadowfae by Erica Hayes (26 Jun)

      2008
      1 Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga Book 4) (22 Jan)
      2 The Morcai Battalion By Diana Palmer  (31 Jan) - Australian edition
      3 Executive Mother-To-Be by Nicola Marsh (8 Feb)
      4 - Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur (6 Apr)
      5 - Pregnant by the Playboy Tycoon (30 May)
      6 - Business in the Bedroom by Anne Oliver (10 Oct)
      7 - A Surfing Christmas by Meryl Harris (10 Nov) - in group of shorts entry.
      8 - Miss Chopsticks by Xinran (28 Dec)

      2007
      1 - Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum, Between the numbers) (18 Mar)
      2 - Sizzle, Seduce & Simmer collected by Marion Lennox (19 Apr)
      3 -  Untouched by Anna Campbell (9 Oct)
      4 - Falling for the Frenchman by Claire Baxter (15 Nov)
      5 - Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich  (Book 13, Stephanie Plum series) (19 Nov)
      6 - Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton (Book 3, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter( (4 Dec) - *this 2007 edition has a new afterward by the author*
      7 - One Beastly Beast (Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales) by Garth Nix in Group of Shorts by Various (17 Dec)

      2006
      1 - Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series 12) (22 Jan)
      2 - Fantasy by Jo Ryan (Heinemann English Project) - NonFiction - in Group of Shorts (1 Aug)
      3 - Rhiana by Michele Hauf (The Changelings, book 3) (4 Oct)
      4 - Pregnant On Arrival by Fiona Lowe (29 Nov)
      5 - x
      6 - x

      2005
      1 - Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordon (Percy Jackson & The Olympians Book 1) (7 Jan)
      2 - Old Man's War by John Scalzi (Book 1 of Old Man's War) (11 Sep)
      3 - Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden (Book 1, The Tomorrow Series) (24 Nov) - audio release = 2005
      4 - The Unruly Chaperone by Elizabeth Ross (7 Dec)
      5 - The Mancini Marriage Bargain by Trish Morey (27 Dec)

      2004
      1 - The Greek Boss's Demand by Trish Morey (26 Feb)
      2 - Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon (2 Nov)
      3 - Memory Zero by Keri Arthur (8 Nov)
      4 - Phredde and the Zombie Librarian and other stories to eat with a blood plum by Jackie French (2 Jan 11)

      2003
      1 - Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson (4 Aug)
      2 - Who Do You Trust? by Melissa James (26 Nov)
      3 - x 

      2002
      1 - x
      2 - x

      2001
      1 - The Next Accident (Book 3, Quincy/Rainie series) (16 Oct) 

      Total books: 50

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      A-Z (Author)
      Target 26. Not reached - 23 read.


      A - Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur (21 Feb)
      B - Claiming His Bought Bride by Rachel Bailey (24 Mar)
      C - Walking Dead by C.E. Murphy (The Waker Papers, Book 4) (4 Feb)
      D - Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (In Death, Book 1) (19 Jul)
      E - Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum book 12) (22 Jan)
      F - Pregnant On Arrival by Fiona Lowe (29 Nov)
      G - Soulless by Gail Carriger (Book 1 of The Parasol Protectorate)
      H - Shadowfae by Erica Hayes (Book 1 of Shadowfae books) (26 Jun)
      I - Eva Ibbotson's The Secret Countess (not completed)
      J - Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum, Between the numbers) (18 Mar)
      K - Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark Hunter Novel) (13 Mar)
      L - Lights, Camera...Kiss the Boss by Nikki Logan (13 Jan)
      M - Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Book 4 of The Twilight Saga) (22 Jan)
      N - Executive Mother-To-Be by Nicola Marsh (8 Feb)
      O - Hot Boss, Wicked Nights by Anne Oliver (16 Feb)
      P - The Morcai Battalion By Diana Palmer  (31 Jan)
      Q - The Project Gutenberg EBook of What Dress Makes of Us, by Dorothy Quigley (Not completed)
      R - Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordon (Book 1 of Percy Jackson & The Olympians) (7th Jan)
      S - Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (30 May - in group in various)
      T - The Greek Boss's Demand by Trish Morey (26 Feb)
      U - The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuinn (not completed)
      V - Heart & Craft edited by Valerie Parv (30 May)
      W - Lover Avenged by J.R Ward (Book 7 of Black Dagger Brotherhood) (5 May)
      X - Miss Chopsticks by Xinran (28 Dec)
      Y - Border Watch by Helene Young (27 Jun)
      Z - Tempting the Negotiator by Zana Bell (21 Dec)



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      A-Z (title)
      Target: 26


      A - The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner (16 Oct)
      B - The Cattleman, The Baby And Me by Michelle Douglas (18 Sep)
      C - Changeless by Gail Carriger (28 Aug)
      D - Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
      E - Expecting Miracle Twins by Barbara Hannay (7 Nov)
      F - Fallen by Lauren Kate (15 Jun)
      G - Their Newborn Gift by Nikki Logan (27 Sep)
      H - Dark Hunters: Vol 1 (Manga) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (10 Nov) - in Group of shorts entry
      I - Iced-Cold Lover by Mel Teshco (9 Dec - in group of shorts)
      J - A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne (audio recording) (not completed)
      K - Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon (4 Nov)
      L - Lover Mine by J.R. Ward (1 Nov)
      M - Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur (21 Sep)
      N - Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson (4 Aug)
      O - One Small Miracle by Melissa James (12 Jul)
      P - Pregnant by the Playboy Tycoon (30 May)
      Q - Quest by Shannah Jay (14 Dec)
      R - Rhiana by Michele Hauf (4 Oct)
      S - Sizzle, Seduce & Simmer collected by Marion Lennox (19 Apr)
      T - The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
      U - Untouched by Anna Campbell (9 Oct)
      V - Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Book 1 by Heather Brewer (IN blog entry Two shorter tales) (27 Dec)
      W - Old Man's War by John Scalzi (11 Sep)
      X- Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon & John Cassidy
      Y - Who Do You Trust? by Melissa James (26 Nov)
       Z - Phredde and the Zombie Librarian and other stories to eat with a blood plum by Jackie French (in group of shorts) (2 Jan 11)


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      Mini-series challenge

      Target: 24. Target reached. 39 books read.


      1 - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1 of Percy Jackson & The Olympians) by Rick Riordon (7 Jan)
      2 - Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga Book 4) (22 Jan)
      3 - Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum Book 12) (22 Jan)
      4. The Morcai Battalion by Diana Palmer (31 Jan)
      5. Walking Dead by C.E. Murphy (The Waker Papers, Book 4) (4 Feb)
      6. Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur (Riley Jensen, Book 6) (21 Feb)
      7. Dance with the Devil (A Dark Hunter Novel) (11 Mar)
      8. Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum, Between the numbers) (18 Mar)
      9 Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur (Book 1 of the Myth and Magic series) (6 Apr)
      10 Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward (Book 7 of The Black Dagger Brotherhood) (5 May)
      11 Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur (Book 8 of the Riley Jensen Guardian series) (30 May)
      12 Fallen by Lauren Kate (Book 1 of The Fallen series) (15 Jun)
      13 Shadowfae by Erica Hayes (Book 1 of Shadowfae) (26 Jun)
      14 Soulless by Gail Carriger (Book 1 of The Parasol Protectorate)
      15 One Small Miracle by Melissa James (Outback Baby Tales Book 1) (12 Jul)
      16 Naked in Death by J.D Robb (In Death, Book 1) (18 Jul)
      17 Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Box (vol 5) by Warren Ellis - in Group of Shorts (1 Aug)
      18 Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson (4 Aug)
      19 Changeless by Gail Carriger (28 Aug)

      20 Old Man's War by John Scalzi (Book 1 of Old Man's War) (11 Sep)

      21 The Cattleman, The Baby And Me by Michelle Douglas (Outback Baby Tales Book 2) (18 Sep)

      22 Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur (Riley Jensen Guardian Series 9) (21 Sep)

      23 Their Newborn Gift by Nikki Logan (Outback Baby Tales Book 3) (27 Sep)

      24 Rhiana by Michele Hauf (The Changelings, book 3) (4 Oct)

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      25. The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner (Book 3, Quincy/Rainie series) (16 Oct) 

      26. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward (Book 8, Black Dagger Brotherhood) (1 Nov)

      27. Kiss of the Night  by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Book 6, Dark Hunter Novels) (4 Nov)

      28. Expecting Miracle Twins by Barbara Hannay (Baby Steps into Marriage, 1) (7 Nov) 

      29. Memory Zero by Keri Arthur (Spook Squad, Book 1) (8 Nov) 

      30. Dark Hunters Vol 1. Graphic Novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark Hunters) (10 Nov) in Group of shorts entry. 

      31.  Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich  (Book 13, Stephanie Plum series) (19 Nov)

      32. Tomorrow When the Word Began by John Mardsen (Book 1, The Tomorrow series) (24 Nov)

      33. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton (Book 3, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter) (4 Dec)

       34. Quest by Shannah Jay (Book 1, The Chronicles of Tenebrak) (14 Dec)

       35. Forbidden by Christina Phillips (Book 1, Forbidden series) (17 Dec)

      36. Torment by Lauren Kate (Book 2, Fallen series) (19 Dec)

      37. The Mancini Marriage Bargain (Book 2, The Arranged Brides) (27 Dec)

      38. Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod, Book 1 (27 Dec) 

      39. Deadly Decisions (Book 3, Temperance Brennan novels) (28 Dec)


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