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Past Book Challenges

2010 Book Challenge List
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  1. Snowy Nights by Heather Graham, Lindsay McKenna, Marilyn Pappano, & Anette Broadrick (1/10/10)
  2. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1/13/10)
  3. Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh (1/17/10)
  4. Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark (1/19/10)
  5. A Quilter's Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini (2/4/10)
  6. A Marriage of Inconvenience by Debbie Macomber (2/5/10)
  7. The High IQ Bathroom Reader by Cliff Roads Books (2/7/10)
  8. The Christmas Clock by Kat Martin (2/8/10)
  9. Touch Of Enchantment by Teresa Medeiros (2/12/10)
  10. After Midnight by Teresa Medeiros (2/14/10)
  11. The Vampire Who Loved Me by Teresa Medeiros (2/16/10)
  12. Breath Of Magic by Teresa Medeiros (2/19/20)
  13. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn (2/21/10)
  14. Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn (2/23/10)
  15. Timeless Moon by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp (3/5/10)
  16. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (3/6/10)
  17. Cold Moon Rising by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp (3/9/10)
  18. Undead And Unworthy by Mary Janice Davidson (3/14/10)
  19. Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke (3/15/10)
  20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (3/17/10)
  21. Undead And Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson (3/18/10)
  22. Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong (3/24/10)
  23. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (3/31/10)
  24. The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace (4/5/10)
  25. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs (4/6/10)
  26. Big Spankable Asses (it's a ROMANCE y'all, don't judge by the title) by Angie Daniels, Kimberly Kaye Terry, and Lisa G. Riley (4/8/10)
  27. At Last by Lisa G. Riley (4/11/10)
  28. Caught Up In The Rapture by Lisa G Riley (4/13/10)
  29. The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks (4/17/10)
  30. Summer of the Sea Serpent by Mary Pope Osborne (4/19/10)
  31. The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark (4/20/10)
  32. Secret Life Of A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (4/22/10)
  33. Forbidden Nights With A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (4/23/10)
  34. The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (4/25/10)
  35. All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (4/26/10)
  36. The Vampire And The Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks (5/2/10)
  37. Angel Time by Anne Rice (5/5/10)
  38. The Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan (5/6/10)
  39. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (5/7/10)
  40. Shattered by Karen Robards (5/10/10)
  41. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (5/10/10)...yeah, I read it again. Joey had me read it to him aloud.
  42. Vision In White by Nora Roberts (5/12/10)
  43. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (5/14/10)
  44. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (5/17/10)
  45. A Deep Dark Secret by Kimberla Lawson Roby (5/18/10)
  46. Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon by Kathy E. Magliato, MD (5/19/10)
  47. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (5/20/10)
  48. Delighted by Bertrice Small, Susan Johnson, Nikki Donovan, and Liz Madison (5/24/10)
  49. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The DemiGod Files by Rick Riordan (5/24/10)
  50. Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (5/26/10)
  51. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (5/29/10)
  52. Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz (5/31/10)
  53. A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber (6/2/10)
  54. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (6/3/10)
  55. Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (6/9/10)
  56. The Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan (6/9/10)...read aloud to Joey
  57. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts (6/10/10)
  58. Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber (6/12/10)
  59. Misconceptions: One Couple's Journey From Embryo Mix-Up To Miracle Baby by Paul and Shannon Morell with Angela Hunt (6/13/10)
  60. Three In Death by J.D. Robb (6/18/10)
  61. Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo (6/20/10)
  62. The Love Affair of an English Lord by Jillian Hunter (6/24/10)
  63. Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber (6/26/10)
  64. House of Testosterone by Sharon O'Donnell (7/1/10)
  65. Witchcraft by Jayne Anne Krentz (7/5/10)
  66. Shameless by Karen Robards (7/7/10)
  67. Breathless by Dean Koontz (7/12/10)
  68. Nobody's Baby But Mine By Susan Elizabeth Phillips (7/14/10)
  69. Burn by Linda Howard (7/17/10)
  70. The House on Teacher's Lane by Rachel Simon (7/23/10)
  71. Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) (7/26/10)
  72. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (8/4/10)
  73. Scandalous by Karen Robards (8/9/10)
  74. Irresistible by Karen Robards (8/11/10)
  75. What Happens In London by Julia Quinn (8/14/10)
  76. Raine's Blues by Sharon Cullars (8/15/10)
  77. Let's Do It Again by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb (8/16/10)
  78. The Seduction of an English Scoundrel by Jillian Hunter (8/17/10)
  79. That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey (8/18/10)
  80. All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins (8/26/10)
  81. Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey (8/28/10)
  82. The Wedding Night of an English Rogue by Jillian Hunter (8/31/10)
  83. The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman by Jillian Hunter (8/31/10)
  84. The Wicked Games of a Gentleman by Jillian Hunter (9/1/10)
  85. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn (9/3/10)
  86. 10 Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn (9/5/10)
  87. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen (9/8/10)
  88. Waking The Witch by Kelley Armstrong (9/9/10)
  89. Dark Peril by Christine Feehan (9/14/10)
  90. Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie (9/16/10)
  91. Mockingjay (final book in The Hunger Games trilogy) by Suzanne Collins (9/17/10)
  92. Wicked As Sin by Jillian Hunter (9/20/10)
  93. The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke by Jillian Hunter (9/21/10)
  94. Mind Game by Christine Feehan (9/28/10)
  95. Blockade Billy by Stephen King (9/28/10)
  96. Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone (10/8/10)
  97. The One That Got Away by Victoria Alexander, Liz Carlyle, Eloisa James, and Cathy Maxwell (10/15/10)
  98. Never Lie To A Lady by Liz Carlyle (10/20/10)
  99. Never Deceive a Duke by Liz Carlyle (10/21/10)
  100. Big Guns Out Of Uniform by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liz Carlyle, and Nicole Camdem (10/25/10)
  101. An Improper Aristocrat by Deb Marlowe (10/28/10)
  102. Never Romance A Rake by Liz Carlyle (11/1/10)
  103. Christmas Heat by Devon Vaughn Archer (11/3/10)
  104. Juliet by Anne Fortier (11/17/10)
  105. The Lost Heroes by Rick Riordan (11/18/10)
  106. A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh (11/21/10)
  107. What A Rogue Desires by Caroline Linden (11/22/10)
  108. The Season by Sarah MacLean (11/25/10)
  109. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean (11/26/10)
  110. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine To The World Of Food And The People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain (12/2/10)
  111. Hooked On Murder by Betty Hechtman (12/8/10)
  112. Scandal by Amanda Quick (12/10/10)
  113. Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (12/16/10)
  114. Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean (12/19/10)
  115. A Gift Of  Love by Judith McNaught, Kimberly Cates, Andrea Kane, Judith O'Brien, and Jude Deveraux (12/22/10)
  116. The Night Before Christmas by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Jill Shalvis, Kathy Love, Katherine Garbera, and Kylie Adams (12/27/10) 
  117. SEALed with a Kiss by Mary Margret Daughtridge (12/30/10)
  1. Rock Star Wedding (link is at bottom of page) by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb (1/14/10)
  2. Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson (multiple times, at least a couple of nights a week so far)
  3. Henry and Jim by J.M. Snyder (5/3/10)
  4. The Duke Blue Devils Men's Basketball Team by Tim O'Shei (5/20/10)
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2009 Book Challenge List
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  1. Your Heart Belongs To Me by Dean Koontz
  2. Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
  3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. Dark Desire by Christine Feehan
  5. Dark Gold by Christine Feehan
  6. Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
  7. Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands
  8. Unravelled by Robyn Harding
  9. Remember When by Nora Roberts/JD Robb
  10. Dark Legend by Christine Feehan
  11. White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz
  12. Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz
  13. So Close by Tertia Albertyn
  14. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  15. Dark Fire by Christine Feehan
  16. Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan
  17. Dark Dreamers by Marjorie M. Liu and Christine Feehan...(a)Dark Dreams by Christine Feehan (b)A Dream of Stone & Shadow by Marjorie M. Liu
  18. Wedding Belles by Haywood Smith
  19. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  20. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan
  21. No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
  22. The Children of Men by PD James
  23. Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
  24. Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu
  25. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
  26. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  27. Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu
  28. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
  29. Cooked Goose by G.A. McKevett
  30. Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier
  31. One Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling
  32. Santa Clawed by Rita Mae Brown
  33. Rock Star by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb
  34. The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
  35. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
  36. Navigating The Land Of IF by Melissa Ford
  37. Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
  38. Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs
  39. Many Bloody Returns by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, and more
  40. Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas
  41. Never Nosh A Matzo Ball by Sharon Kahn
  42. Marley & Me: life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan
  43. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (6/20/09)
  44. How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (6/22/09)
  45. Vamps And The City by Kerrelyn Sparks (6/24/09)
  46. Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris (6/26/09)
  47. Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steele (6/27/09)
  48. Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown (7/5/09)
  49. Sugarplums and Scandal by Loria Avocato, Dana Cameron, Mary Daheim, Cait London, Suzanne Macpherson, and Kerrelyn Sparks (7/12/09)
  50. Be Still My Vampire Heart by Kerrelyn Sparks (7/14/09)
  51. Eat, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
  52. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  53. Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan (8/1/09)
  54. Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson (8/2/09)
  55. High Noon by Nora Roberts (8/4/09)
  56. Any Way You Want It by Kathy Love (8/6/09)
  57. Fantasy by Christin Feehan, Sabrina Jeffries, Emma Holly, and Elda Minger (8/8/09)
  58. Dark Melody by Christine Feehan (8/12/09)
  59. Dark Destiny by Christine Feehan (8/14/09)
  60. Men Of The Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (8/23/09)
  61. The Fire King by Marjorie Liu (8/25/09)
  62. Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed by Craig Dirgo (8/28/09)
  63. Hot Blooded by Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, and Angela Knight (9/7/09)
  64. Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan (9/9/09)
  65. The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood (9/10/09)
  66. A Bite To Remember by Lynsay Sands (9/12/09)
  67. The Last Twilight by Marjorie M. Liu (9/14/09)
  68. A Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsey (9/16/09)
  69. The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop (9/20/09)
  70. Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke (9/22/09)
  71. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan (9/23/09)
  72. The Red Heart Of Jade by Marjorie M. Liu (9/28/09)
  73. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (10/6/09)
  74. Soul Song by Marjorie M. Liu (10/8/09)
  75. The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands (10/12/09)
  76. Colliding Forces by Constance O'Day-Flannery (10/14/09)
  77. A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands (10/18/09)
  78. Blackwork by Monica Ferris (10/22/09)
  79. Love Bites by Lynsay Sands (10/25/09)
  80. Tall, Dark, & Hungry by Lynsay Sands (10/27/09)
  81. The Lottery by Patricia Wood (10/30/09)
  82. Vampire, Interrupted by Lynsay Sands (11/1/09)
  83. Shadow Game by Christine Feehan (11/5/09)
  84. Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands (11/9/09)
  85. Knit The Season by Kate Jacobs (11/16/09)
  86. Vampires Are Forever by Lynsay Sands (11/17/09)
  87. The Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands (11/18/09)
  88. Mr. and Miss Anonymous by Fern Michaels (11/29/09)
  89. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (12/11/09)
  90. Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke (12/14/09)
  91. The Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham and The Useless Information Society (12/30/09)