Monday, January 02, 2012

2012 Reading Challenges

I recently discovered an amazing world that I new little to nothing about, reading challenges. I was blog snooping and saw a post listing challenges the the blogger planned to enter. Intrigued, I clicked on the links and saw some that interested me so here are the challenges I plan to enter for 2012: -Click on the titles for my reviews (if applicable)


Queen 12+ Books

1.The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
2.Heiress by Susan May Warren
3.Ransome's Crossing by Kaye Dacus
4.Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus
5.The Measure of A Lady by Deeanne Gist
6.Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist
7.Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Ellliott
8.In Too Deep by Mary Connealy
9.Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love
10.Prairie Hills by Susan May Warren and 2 others
11.The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake
12.A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin


13.To Catch A Thief by Carol Cox and 3 others

14.The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo
15. Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser
16. The Messenger by Siri Mitchell
17. Dawn Comes Early by Margaret  Brownley
18. Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan




CD - 10 ebooks


1. First Date by Krista McGee
2.
Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love

3. The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo 
4. Jennifer O'Malley by Dee Henderson
5.
Dawn Comes Early by Margaret  Brownley

6. The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck




Mt. Kilimanjaro: 50 books from your TBR pile

1.The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
2.Heiress by Susan May Warren
3.Ransome's Crossing by Kaye Dacus
4.Ransome's Quest by Kaye Dacus
5.Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy
6.The Measure of A Lady by Deeanne Gist
7. Hometown Princess by Lenora Worth
8. Novel Crimes by Susan May Warren and 3 others
9. Point Blank Protector by Stephanie Newton
10. Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist
11. Nobody by Creston Mapes
12. Running Blind by Shirlee McCoy
13.
The Cowboy Next Door by Brenda Minton 
14.
Baby Makes A Match by Arlene James 
15.United We Stand by Joan Croston and 3 others
16.Second Guessing God by Brian Jones
17.The Baby Promise by Carolyne Aarsen
18.Where Love Abides by Irene Hannon
19.Soul Sister by Beth Redman
20.Dakota by Lauraine Snelling
21.Vanishing Act by Liz Johnson
22.Finding God in the Land of Narnia by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware
23.Why I Believe by D. James Kennedy
24. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt

25. A Little Help From My Friends by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt 
26. Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley
27. Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan
28.Prairie Hills by Susan May Warren and 2 others
29.Another Stab At Life by Anita Higman
30.The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake
31.A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin
32.The Signature of Jesus by Brennan Manning
33.To Catch A Thief by Carol Cox and 3 others
34.Her Only Protector by Lisa Mondello
35.Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser
36.Finding Her Way Home by Linda Goodnight
37.Wife Wanted in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad
38.Bayou Brides-Janet Lee Barton and three others




The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels. 


1.First Date by Krista McGee
2.Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
3.Asking For Trouble by Sandra Byrd
4.A Little Help From My Friends by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
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Read 25 books by authors you've never tried before

I finished my goal of 15 books and it's only Feb, so I upped my goal.


1. First Date by Krista McGee
2. Hometown Princess by Lenora Worth
3. Point Blank Protector by Stephanie Newton
4.The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
5.Nobody by Creston Mapes
6.Running Blind by Shirlee McCoy
7.Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Ellliott
8.Second Guessing God by Brian Jones
9.The Baby Promise by Carolyne Aarsen
10.Soul Sister by Beth Redman
11.Asking For Trouble by Sandra Byrd
12.
Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love
13. Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley 
14.
Pure Love Pure Life by Elsa Kok Colopy 
15.
Another Stab At Life by Anita Higman

16.The Signature of Jesus by Brennan Manning
17.Her Only Protector by Lisa Mondello
18.Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser
19.Wife Wanted in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad
20. Vanishing Act by Liz Johnson
21.The Messenger by Siri Mitchell
22.Dawn Comes Early by Margaret  Brownley
23.The Cowboy Next Door by Brenda Minton
24.Baby Makes A Match by Arlene James



Read books that are set in each of the fifty states.


Alabama: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck 
Alaska:
Arizona: 
Dawn Comes Early by Margaret  Brownley 
Arkansas

California: The Measure of A Lady by Deeanne Gist
Colorado: In Too Deep by Mary Connealy
Connecticut:
Delaware
Florida: Point Blank Protector by Stephanie Newton
Georgia: Hometown Princess by Lenora Worth
Hawaii:
Idaho:
Illinois:
Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy
Indiana:
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky:
Louisiana
Maine:
Maryland
Massachusetts:
Michigan:
A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri:
Where Love Abides by Irene Hannon
Montana: 
Wife Wanted in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad 
Nebraska
Nevada:
Nobody by Creston Mapes
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York:
Heiress by Susan May Warren
North Carolina:
North Dakota:
Dakota by Lauraine Snelling
Ohio: Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Ellliott
Oklahoma: 
Finding Her Way Home by Linda Goodnight 
Oregon
Pennsylvania: 
The Messenger by Siri Mitchell 
Rhode Island
South Carolina:
South Dakota: 
Prairie Hills by Susan May Warren and 2 others
Tennessee: First Date by Krista McGee
Texas: Running Blind by Shirlee McCoy
Utah
Vermont
Virginia: 
Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser 
Washington:
West Virginia
Wisconsin:
Wyoming:
The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake





Read your name in book title first letters
A Little Help From My Friends by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt 
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
In Too Deep by Mary Connealy
G
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nother Stab At Life by Anita Higman

In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
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What's In A Name

Reading Challenge


1) A book with a food in the title -
2) A book with a body of water in title - 
Wife Wanted in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad 
3) A book with a "title" in the title - Heiress by Susan May Warren
4) A book with a plant/tree in the title -
5) A book with a place in the title - 

6) A book with a music term in the title - Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott





A-Z Reading Challenge
Read through the alphabet by author and by title
Title
A- Little Help From My Friends by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt 
B- Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
C- Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist
D-Dawn Comes Early by Margaret  Brownley
E-
F- First Date by Krista McGee
G-
H- Heiress by Susan May Warren 
I- In Too Deep by Mary Connealy 
J- Jennifer O'Malley by Dee Henderson
K-
L-
M- The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
N- Nobody by Creston Mapes
O-
P- Point Blank Protector by Stephanie Newton 
Q-
R- Ransome's Crossing by Kaye Dacus
S- Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Ellliott 
T-
U-
V- Vanishing Act by Liz Johnson
W- Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser
X- X(Ten) Plagues by Mary Nealy
Y-
Z-

Author
A- Lynn Austin
B- Sandra Byrd
C- Mary Connealy 
D- Kaye Dacus
E- Rosslyn Ellliott 
F-
G- Deeanne Gist
H- Irene Hannon
I-
J- Liz Johnson
K- Julie Klassen
L- Dorothy Love
M- Krista McGee
N- Stephanie Newton 
O-
P-
Q-
R- Kelly Ann Riley
S- 
T- Janet Tronstad
U-
V- May Vanderbilt
W- Susan May Warren 
X-
Y- Kathleen Y'Barbo
Z-

3 comments:

Katie Hart - Freelance Writer said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Bev Hankins said...

So glad you're joining me on the Mount TBR Challenge! Good luck scaling Kilimanjaro!

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

Bev
Thanks for the encouragement, and for the Challenge!

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