Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reading Challenges for 2014

Another year, another batch of challenges.

New Year's Resolution Challenge 2014 - Short term, Through January 31 (hosted by Joy's Book Blog)

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Mental Illness Advocacy Reading Challenge 2014 (hosted by: Opinions of a Wolf)

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Dive Into Poetry: A Reading Challenge 2014 (hosted by: Savvy Verse & Wit)

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2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge (hosted by: The Book Vixen)

Like last year, the goal of this challenge is to read more books in 2014 than in 2013. There are four levels: Getting my heart rate up (Read 1–5 more books) Out of breath (Read 6 –10 more books) Breaking a sweat (Read 11–15 more books) I’m on fire! (Read 16+ more books)

Since I've fallen short of my goal for the last two years, I'm aiming for the lowest level, a Getting My Heart Rate Up 1-5 books more than last year. If I can do better I definitely will.

    1. The List of Seven (audiobook) - Mark Frost  
    2. The Invisible Man (audiobook) - H.G. Wells
    3. It Can't Happen Here (audiobook) - Sinclair Lewis
    4. The Picture of Dorian Gray (audiobook) - Oscar Wilde
    5. Son of Holmes (ebook)- John Lescroart   
    6. "W" is For Wasted - Sue Grafton
    7. Syndrome E (audiobook) - Franck Thilliez 
    8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor (audiobook) - Thomas C. Foster 
    9. Reiki Meditations for Self-Healing (audiobook) - Bronwen Stiene
    10. Brain Bugs (audiobook) - Dean Buonomano  
    11. Monkey Mind (audiobook) - Daniel B. Smith  
    12. Stories of Hope (audiobook) - Chronic Pain Anonymous
    13. 29 Gifts (audiobook) - Cami Walker   
    14. The Healing Garden - Sue Minter
    15. Accessible Gardening for People With Disabilities - Janeen R. Adil  
    16. Accessible Gardening - Joann Woy   
    17. Get Fit Through Gardening - Jeffrey P. Restuccio
    18. Garden Your Way to Health and Fitness - Bunny Guinness & Jacqueline Knox 
    19. New Selected Poems of Stevie Smith - Stevie Smith     
    20. Rasputin's Revenge (ebook) - John Lescroart   
    21. The Black Echo (ebook) - Michael Connelly   
    22. The Black Ice - (ebook) - Michael Connelly
    23. The Concrete Blonde - (ebook) - Michael Connelly   
    24. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (audiobook) - Mark Twain  
    25. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (audiobook) - Mark Twain     
    26. The Now Habit (audiobook) - Neil Fiore, Ph.D.    
    27. 100 Ways of Bringing Out Your Best (audiobook) - Roger Fritz  
    28. The Memory Doctor (audiobook) - Douglas Mason    
    29. We Are Completely Beside Ourselves (audiobook) - Karen Joy Fowler   
    30. What the Dead Know (audiobook) - Laura Lippman  
    31. Sofie Metropolis (audiobook) - Tori Carrington
    32. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman    
    33. Dirty Laundry (audiobook) - Tori Carrington  
    34. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (audiobook) - Maria Konnikova      
    35. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman
    36. I Like You (audiobook) - Amy Sedaris
    37. Mrs. Hudson's case (ebook) - Laurie R. king     
    38. American Classics: A Celebration of the Short Story (audiobook) - Symphony Space, ed.   
    39. The Black Mountain (audiobook) - Rex Stout
    40. Before Midnight (audiobook) - Rex Stout
    41. And Four to Go (audiobook) - Rex Stout  
    42. The Lineup (audiobook) - Otto Penzler      
    43. Murder in the 11th House (audiobook) - Mitchell Scott Lewis 
    44. Nice Class of Corpse (ebook) - Simon Brett 
    45. Advent of Dying - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie  
    46. The Missing Madonna - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie 
    47. Wicked Autumn (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
    48. Aimless Love (audiobook) - Billy Collins 
    49. And Be a Villain (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
    50. The Sins of the Fathers (audiobook) - Lawrence Block   
    51. The Last Coyote (ebook) - Michael Connelly
    52. Trunk Music (ebook) - Michael Connelly
    53. Angels Flight (ebook) - Michael Connelly
    54. Darkness More Than Night (ebook) - Michael Connelly   
    55. The Dalai Lama's Cat (ebook) - David Michie   
    56. Mrs., Presumed Dead (ebook) - Simon Brett   
    57. City of Bones (ebook) - Michael Connelly    
    58. Mrs. Pargeter's Package (ebook) - Simon Brett      
    59. Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh (ebook) - Simon Brett
    60. Mrs. Pargeter's Plot (ebook) - Simon Brett    
    61. William Shakespeare's Star Wars (ebook) - Ian Doescher
    62. A Drink Before the War (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane
    63. Death on the Downs (audiobook) - Simon Brett  
    64. The Element (audiobook) - Ken Robinson, Ph. D.     
    65. The Unexpected Man (audiobook) - Yasmina Reza     
    66. Deadly Gamble (audiobook) - Connie Shelton
    67. Charm City (audiobook) - Laura Lippman   
    68. Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer (audiobook) - Maya Angelou
    69. The Summer of the Danes (audiobook) - Ellis Peters 
    70. Poets Against the War - Sam Hamill, Sally Anderson, et al. 
    71. The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life - Marion Roach Smith 
    72. Princesses Behaving Badly (audiobook) - Linda Rodriguez McRobbie 
    73. The Drunken Botanist (audiobook) - Amy Stewart 
    74. Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour (ebook) - Simon Brett 
    75. The Reason I Jump (ebook) - Naoki Higashida 
    76. Murder as a Fine Art (ebook) - David Morrell  
    77. Lost Light (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
    78. Death in the 12th House (audiobook) - Mitchell Scott Lewis 
    79. Darkness Take My Hand (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
    80. The Coroner's Lunch (audiobook) - Colin Cotterill 
    81. Sacred (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
    82. The Narrows (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
    83. Prayers for Rain (ebook) - Dennis Lehane 
    84. Moonlight Mile (ebook) - Dennis Lehane 
    85. The Closers (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
    86. Echo Park (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
    87. Double, Double (ebook) - Ellery Queen * Last year's total!
    88. Gone, Baby, Gone (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
    89. The Big Sleep (audiobook) - Raymond Chandler 
    90. The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress (audiobook) - Ariel Lawhon 
    91. Butcher's Hill (audiobook) - Laura Lippman 
    92. The Missing Madonna - Sister Carol O'Marie 
    93. Murder in Ordinary Time - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie 
    94. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    95. In the Best Families (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
    96. The Overlook (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
    97. The Brass Verdict (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
    98. Whose Body? (audiobook) - Dorothy L.Sayers 
    99. The Sins of the Father (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    100. 9 Dragons (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
    101. Black Irish (audiobook) - Stephan Talty 
    102. Detective Inspector Huss (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
    103. The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You (ebook) - Johnny B. Truant 
    104. Indemnity Only (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    105. The Reversal (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
    106. Deadlock (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    107. The Monkey's Raincoat (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    108. Time to Murder and Create (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    109. The Drop (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
    110. The Black Box (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
    111. The Torso (ebook) - Helene Tursten
    112. The Glass Devil (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
    113. In Big Trouble (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
    114. Blood Shot (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    115. Night Rounds (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
    116. Burn Marks (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    117. Upon the Dull Earth and Other Stories (audiobook) - Philip K. Dick 
    118. Lancelot - Walker Percy 
    119. Not quite Dead Enough & Booby trapped (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
    120. In the Midst of Death (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    121. A Stab in the Dark (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    122. Cat of Many Tails (audiobook) - Ellery Queen 
    123. Tunnel Vision (audiobook) - Sara Paretsky 
    124. The Golden Calf (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
    125. Stalking the Angel (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    126. The Sugar House (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
    127. In a Strange City (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
    128. The Last Place (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
    129. Fire Sale (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    130. Body Work (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    131. Breakdown (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    132. Free Fall (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    133. Eight Million Ways to Die (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    134. Hardball (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    135. A Long Line of Dead Men (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    136. Death at the Alma Mater (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
    137. Lullaby Town (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    138. Voodoo River (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    139. The Guardian Angel (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
    140. The Torso in the Town (audiobook) - Simon Brett 
    141. The Devil Knows You're Dead (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    142. A Fatal Winter (audiobook) - G.M.Malliet 
    143. Pagan Spring (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
    144. The Fire Dance (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
    145. Out on the Cutting Edge (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
    146. Indigo Slam (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    147. Sunset Express (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    148. The Forgotten Man (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    149. The Sentry (ebook) - Robert Crais 
    150. Murder Makes A Pilgrimage - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie 
    151. Killer - Jonathan Kellerman 
    152. The Litter of the Law - Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown 
    153. Hard Time (ebook) - Sara Paretsky


      2014 Audiobook Challenge (hosted by: The Book Nympho & Hot Listens)

      "The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2014 than you did in 2013. Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)"
      Levels: * 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+

      Last year, finances found most of my reading coming from my local library, and because of this I discovered the benefits of audiobooks. I actually ended the year with that being my dominant type of reading. I can now read while I'm doing other things! So I plan to aim high . . . My goal level is: My Precious.

      [UPDATE 1/1/14]: Loupe Duffy, at Hot Listens, has put together a guide to finding great deals on audiobooks, and many places offer them for free. {Hop on over and check it out}

      1. The List of Seven (audiobook) - Mark Frost  
      2. The Invisible Man (audiobook) - H.G. Wells
      3. It Can't Happen Here (audiobook) - Sinclair Lewis
      4. The Picture of Dorian Gray (audiobook) - Oscar Wilde
      5. Syndrome E (audiobook) - Franck Thilliez   
      6. How to Read Literature Like a Professor (audiobook) - Thomas C. Foster 
      7. Reiki Meditations for Self-Healing (audiobook) - Bronwen Stiene
      8. Brain Bugs (audiobook) - Dean Buonomano  
      9. Monkey Mind (audiobook) - Daniel B. Smith  
      10. Stories of Hope (audiobook) - Chronic Pain Anonymous
      11. 29 Gifts (audiobook) - Cami Walker  
      12. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (audiobook) - Mark Twain  
      13. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (audiobook) - Mark Twain     
      14. The Now Habit (audiobook) - Neil Fiore, Ph.D.    
      15. 100 Ways of Bringing Out Your Best (audiobook) - Roger Fritz  
      16. The Memory Doctor (audiobook) - Douglas Mason    
      17. We Are Completely Beside Ourselves (audiobook) - Karen Joy Fowler   
      18. What the Dead Know (audiobook) - Laura Lippman  
      19. Sofie Metropolis (audiobook) - Tori Carrington
      20. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman    
      21. Dirty Laundry (audiobook) - Tori Carrington  
      22. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (audiobook) - Maria Konnikova      
      23. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman
      24. I Like You (audiobook) - Amy Sedaris
      25. American Classics: A Celebration of the Short Story (audiobook) - Symphony Space, ed.   
      26. The Black Mountain (audiobook) - Rex Stout
      27. Before Midnight (audiobook) - Rex Stout
      28. And Four to Go (audiobook) - Rex Stout  
      29. The Lineup (audiobook) - Otto Penzler      
      30. Murder in the 11th House (audiobook) - Mitchell Scott Lewis * I'm on a roll!
      31. Wicked Autumn (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
      32. Aimless Love (audiobook) - Billy Collins 
      33. And Be a Villain (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
      34. The Sins of the Fathers (audiobook) - Lawrence Block
      35. A Drink Before the War (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane
      36. Death on the Downs (audiobook) - Simon Brett  
      37. The Element (audiobook) - Ken Robinson, Ph. D.      
      38. The Unexpected Man (audiobook) - Yasmina Reza     
      39. Deadly Gamble (audiobook) - Connie Shelton
      40. Charm City (audiobook) - Laura Lippman   
      41. Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer (audiobook) - Maya Angelou
      42. The Summer of the Danes (audiobook) - Ellis Peters 
      43. Princesses Behaving Badly (audiobook) - Linda Rodriguez McRobbie 
      44. The Drunken Botanist (audiobook) - Amy Stewart 
      45. Lost Light (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
      46. Death in the 12th House (audiobook) - Mitchell Scott Lewis 
      47. Darkness Take My Hand (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
      48. The Coroner's Lunch (audiobook) - Colin Cotterill 
      49. Sacred (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
      50. Gone, Baby, Gone (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
      51. The Big Sleep (audiobook) - Raymond Chandler 
      52. The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress (audiobook) - Ariel Lawhon 
      53. Butcher's Hill (audiobook) - Laura Lippman
      54. In the Best Families (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
      55. The Overlook (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
      56. The Brass Verdict (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
      57. Whose Body? (audiobook) - Dorothy L.Sayers 
      58. The Sins of the Father (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
      59. 9 Dragons (audiobook) - Michael Connelly  
      60. Black Irish (audiobook) - Stephan Talty 
      61. The Reversal (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
      62. Time to Murder and Create (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
      63. The Drop (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
      64. The Black Box (audiobook) - Michael Connelly
      65. Upon the Dull Earth and Other Stories (audiobook) - Philip K. Dick 
      66. Not quite Dead Enough & Booby trapped (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
      67. In the Midst of Death (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
      68. A Stab in the Dark (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
      69. Cat of Many Tails (audiobook) - Ellery Queen 
      70. Tunnel Vision (audiobook) - Sara Paretsky 
      71. Eight Million Ways to Die (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
      72. A Long Line of Dead Men (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
      73. Death at the Alma Mater (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
      74. The Torso in the Town (audiobook) - Simon Brett 
      75. The Devil Knows You're Dead (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
      76. A Fatal Winter (audiobook) - G.M.Malliet 
      77. Pagan Spring (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
      78. Out on the Cutting Edge (audiobook) - Lawrence Block


        2014 Ebook Reading Challenge (hosted by: Workaday Reads)

        Any book counts, as long as it is in ebook format, and you can plan your books in advance or as you read them. The Levels are: Floppy disk (5 ebooks) CD (10 ebooks) DVD (25 ebooks) Memory stick (50 ebooks) Hard drive (75 ebooks) Server (100 ebooks) Human brain (150 ebooks)

        At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews for that month. The linky will remain open for the remainder of the year, so if you forget, feel free go back and add them when you remember.

        I read ebooks but I've also added audio books from the library to my repertoire, so once again I will aim low at the CD level with 10 books.

          1. Son of Holmes (ebook)- John Lescroart
          2. Rasputin's Revenge (ebook) - John Lescroart   
          3. The Black Echo (ebook) - Michael Connelly   
          4. The Black Ice - (ebook) - Michael Connelly
          5. The Concrete Blonde - (ebook) - Michael Connelly   
          6. Mrs. Hudson's case (ebook) - Laurie R. king * Last year's total!
          7. Nice Class of Corpse (ebook) - Simon Brett 
          8. The Last Coyote (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
          9. Trunk Music (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
          10. Angels Flight (ebook) - Michael Connelly * Sentience is just around the corner!
          11. Darkness More Than Night (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
          12. The Dalai Lama's Cat (ebook) - David Michie 
          13. Mrs., Presumed Dead (ebook) - Simon Brett 
          14. City of Bones (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
          15. Mrs. Pargeter's Package (ebook) - Simon Brett 
          16. Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh (ebook) - Simon Brett 
          17. Mrs. Pargeter's Plot (ebook) - Simon Brett     
          18. William Shakespeare's Star Wars (ebook) - Ian Doescher 
          19. Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour (ebook) - Simon Brett 
          20. The Reason I Jump (ebook) - Naoki Higashida 
          21. Murder as a Fine Art (ebook) - David Morrell 
          22. The Narrows (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
          23. Prayers for Rain (ebook) - Dennis Lehane 
          24. Moonlight Mile (ebook) - Dennis Lehane 
          25. The Closers (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
          26. Echo Park (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
          27. Double, Double (ebook) - Ellery Queen
          28. Detective Inspector Huss (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
          29. The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You (ebook) - Johnny B. Truant 
          30. Indemnity Only (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          31. Deadlock (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          32. The Monkey's Raincoat (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          33. The Torso (ebook) - Helene Tursten
          34. The Glass Devil (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
          35. In Big Trouble (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
          36. Blood Shot (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          37. Night Rounds (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
          38. Burn Marks (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          39. The Golden Calf (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
          40. Stalking the Angel (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          41. The Sugar House (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
          42. In a Strange City (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
          43. The Last Place (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
          44. Fire Sale (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          45. Body Work (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          46. Breakdown (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          47. Free Fall (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          48. Hardball (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          49. Lullaby Town (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          50. Voodoo River (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          51. The Guardian Angel (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
          52. The Fire Dance (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
          53. Indigo Slam (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          54. Sunset Express (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          55. The Forgotten Man (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          56. The Sentry (ebook) - Robert Crais 
          57. Hard Time (ebook) - Sara Paretsky
            
          I Love Library Books Reading Challenge 2014 (hosted by: Book Dragon's Lair)

          This challenge is a win-win: you get to support your local library at the same time as you give your budget some relief.


          The eight Levels are: board book (3) picture book (6) early reader (9) chapter book (12) middle grades (18) Young adult (24) adult (36) just insert IV (50)


          I'm going to try reading an adult 36 library books this year. 
            1. The List of Seven (audiobook) - Mark Frost  
            2. The Invisible Man (audiobook) - H.G. Wells
            3. It Can't Happen Here (audiobook) - Sinclair Lewis
            4. The Picture of Dorian Gray (audiobook) - Oscar Wilde
            5. Son of Holmes (ebook) - John Lescroart   
            6. Syndrome E (audiobook) - Franck Thilliez   
            7. How to Read Literature Like a Professor (audiobook) - Thomas C. Foster 
            8. Reiki Meditations for Self-Healing (audiobook) - Bronwen Stiene
            9. Brain Bugs (audiobook) - Dean Buonomano  
            10. Monkey Mind (audiobook) - Daniel B. Smith  
            11. Stories of Hope (audiobook) - Chronic Pain Anonymous
            12. 29 Gifts (audiobook) - Cami Walker   
            13. Rasputin's Revenge (ebook) - John Lescroart   
            14. The Black Echo (ebook) - Michael Connelly   
            15. The Black Ice - (ebook) - Michael Connelly
            16. The Concrete Blonde - (ebook) - Michael Connelly   
            17. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (audiobook) - Mark Twain  
            18. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (audiobook) - Mark Twain     
            19. The Now Habit (audiobook) - Neil Fiore, Ph.D.    
            20. 100 Ways of Bringing Out Your Best (audiobook) - Roger Fritz  
            21. The Memory Doctor (audiobook) - Douglas Mason    
            22. We Are Completely Beside Ourselves (audiobook) - Karen Joy Fowler   
            23. What the Dead Know (audiobook) - Laura Lippman  
            24. Sofie Metropolis (audiobook) - Tori Carrington
            25. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman    
            26. Dirty Laundry (audiobook) - Tori Carrington  
            27. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (audiobook) - Maria Konnikova      
            28. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman
            29. I Like You (audiobook) - Amy Sedaris
            30. American Classics: A Celebration of the Short Story (audiobook) - Symphony Space, ed.   
            31. The Black Mountain (audiobook) - Rex Stout
            32. Before Midnight (audiobook) - Rex Stout
            33. And Four to Go (audiobook) - Rex Stout  
            34. The Lineup (audiobook) - Otto Penzler      
            35. Murder in the 11th House (audiobook) - Mitchell Scott Lewis 
            36. Nice Class of Corpse (ebook) - Simon Brett  * * * My original goal * * *
            37. Wicked Autumn (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
            38. Aimless Love (audiobook) - Billy Collins
            39. And Be a Villain (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
            40. The Sins of the Fathers (audiobook) - Lawrence Block    
            41. The Last Coyote (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            42. Trunk Music (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            43. Angels Flight (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            44. Darkness More Than Night (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            45. The Dalai Lama's Cat (ebook) - David Michie 
            46. Mrs., Presumed Dead (ebook) - Simon Brett 
            47. City of Bones (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            48. Mrs. Pargeter's Package (ebook) - Simon Brett 
            49. Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh (ebook) - Simon Brett 
            50. Mrs. Pargeter's Plot (ebook) - Simon Brett * Where do I get my IV?
            51. William Shakespeare's Star Wars (ebook) - Ian Doescher 
            52. A Drink Before the War (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
            53. Death on the Downs (audiobook) - Simon Brett 
            54. The Element (audiobook) - Ken Robinson, Ph. D. 
            55. The Unexpected Man (audiobook) - Yasmina Reza 
            56. Deadly Gamble (audiobook) - Connie Shelton 
            57. Charm City (audiobook) - Laura Lippman 
            58. Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer (audiobook) - Maya Angelou 
            59. The Summer of the Danes (audiobook) - Ellis Peters
            60. Princesses Behaving Badly (audiobook) - Linda Rodriguez McRobbie 
            61. The Drunken Botanist (audiobook) - Amy Stewart 
            62. Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour (ebook) - Simon Brett 
            63. The Reason I Jump (ebook) - Naoki Higashida 
            64. Murder as a Fine Art (ebook) - David Morrell  
            65. Lost Light (audiobook) - Michael Connelly 
            66. Death in the 12th House (audiobook) - Mitchell Scott Lewis 
            67. Darkness Take My Hand (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
            68. The Coroner's Lunch (audiobook) - Colin Cotterill 
            69. Sacred (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
            70. The Narrows (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            71. Prayers for Rain (ebook) - Dennis Lehane 
            72. Moonlight Mile (ebook) - Dennis Lehane 
            73. The Closers (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            74. Echo Park (ebook) - Michael Connelly 
            75. Double, Double (ebook) - Ellery Queen  
            76. Gone, Baby, Gone (audiobook) - Dennis Lehane 
            77. The Big Sleep (audiobook) - Raymond Chandler 
            78. The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress (audiobook) - Ariel Lawhon 
            79. Butcher's Hill (audiobook) - Laura Lippman
            80. The Glass Devil (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
            81. In Big Trouble (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
            82. Blood Shot (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            83. Night Rounds (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
            84. Burn Marks (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            85. Upon the Dull Earth and Other Stories (audiobook) - Philip K. Dick 
            86. Not quite Dead Enough & Booby trapped (audiobook) - Rex Stout 
            87. In the Midst of Death (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
            88. A Stab in the Dark (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
            89. Cat of Many Tails (audiobook) - Ellery Queen 
            90. Tunnel Vision (audiobook) - Sara Paretsky 
            91. The Golden Calf (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
            92. Stalking the Angel (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            93. The Sugar House (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
            94. In a Strange City (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
            95. The Last Place (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
            96. Fire Sale (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            97. Body Work (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            98. Breakdown (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            99. Free Fall (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            100. Eight Million Ways to Die (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
            101. Hardball (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            102. A Long Line of Dead Men (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
            103. Death at the Alma Mater (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
            104. Lullaby Town (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            105. Voodoo River (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            106. The Guardian Angel (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            107. The Torso in the Town (audiobook) - Simon Brett 
            108. The Devil Knows You're Dead (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
            109. A Fatal Winter (audiobook) - G.M.Malliet * Maybe an implant ... 
            110. Pagan Spring (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
            111. The Fire Dance (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
            112. Out on the Cutting Edge (audiobook) - Lawrence Block 
            113. Indigo Slam (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            114. Sunset Express (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            115. The Forgotten Man (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            116. The Sentry (ebook) - Robert Crais 
            117. Hard Time (ebook) - Sara Paretsky


            2014 Women Challenge (hosted by: peek a book)

            "This challenge will make us want to read more books of any kind written by women, so choose whatever you like and get involved! Set your level and, if you like, leave me a comment listing your three favourite women writers, in order to suggest new names to other participants as well."


            Level 1: BABY GIRL - read 5 books Level 2: GIRLS POWER - read 6 to 15 books Level 3: SUPER GIRL - read 16 to 20 books Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books (written by women authors of course)     {Link for Reviews}

            I reached Wonder Woman last year and that will be my goal again this year.

            1. "W" is For Wasted - Sue Grafton
            2. Reiki Meditations for Self-Healing (audiobook) - Bronwen Stiene
            3. 29 Gifts (audiobook) - Cami Walker   
            4. The Healing Garden - Sue Minter
            5. Accessible Gardening for People With Disabilities - Janeen R. Adil  
            6. AccessibleGardening - Joann Woy 
            7. Garden Your Way to Health and Fitness - Bunny Guinness & Jacqueline Knox  
            8. New Selected Poems of Stevie Smith - Stevie Smith        
            9. We Are Completely Beside Ourselves (audiobook) - Karen Joy Fowler   
            10. What the Dead Know (audiobook) - Laura Lippman  
            11. Sofie Metropolis (audiobook) - Tori Carrington
            12. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman    
            13. Dirty Laundry (audiobook) - Tori Carrington  
            14. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (audiobook) - Maria Konnikova      
            15. Baltimore Blues (audiobook) - Laura Lippman
            16. I Like You (audiobook) - Amy Sedaris
            17. Mrs. Hudson's case (ebook) - Laurie R. king
            18. Advent of Dying - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie  
            19. The Missing Madonna - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie 
            20. Wicked Autumn (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
            21. The Unexpected Man (audiobook) - Yasmina Reza 
            22. Deadly Gamble (audiobook) - Connie Shelton 
            23. Charm City (audiobook) - Laura Lippman 
            24. Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer (audiobook) - Maya Angelou 
            25. The Summer of the Danes (audiobook) - Ellis Peters 
            26. Poets Against the War - Sam Hamill, Sally Anderson, et al. 
            27. The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life - Marion Roach Smith 
            28. Princesses Behaving Badly (audiobook) - Linda Rodriguez McRobbie 
            29. The Drunken Botanist (audiobook) - Amy Stewart 
            30. The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress (audiobook) - Ariel Lawhon 
            31. Butcher's Hill (audiobook) - Laura Lippman  
            32. The Missing Madonna - Sister Carol O'Marie 
            33. Murder in Ordinary Time - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
            34. Whose Body? (audiobook) - Dorothy L.Sayers 
            35. Detective Inspector Huss (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
            36. Indemnity Only (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            37. Deadlock (ebook) - Sara Paretsky * Last year's total!
            38. The Torso (ebook) - Helene Tursten
            39. The Glass Devil (ebook) - Helene Tursten
            40. In Big Trouble (ebook) - Laura Lippman
            41. Blood Shot (ebook) - Sara Paretsky
            42. Night Rounds (ebook) - Helene Tursten
            43. Burn Marks (ebook) - Sara Paretsky
            44. Tunnel Vision (audiobook) - Sara Paretsky
            45. The Golden Calf (ebook) - Helene Tursten
            46. The Sugar House (ebook) - Laura Lippman
            47. In a Strange City (ebook) - Laura Lippman
            48. The Last Place (ebook) - Laura Lippman 
            49. Fire Sale (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            50. Body Work (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            51. Breakdown (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            52. Hardball (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            53. Death at the Alma Mater (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
            54. The Guardian Angel (ebook) - Sara Paretsky 
            55. A Fatal Winter (audiobook) - G.M.Malliet 
            56. Pagan Spring (audiobook) - G.M. Malliet 
            57. The Fire Dance (ebook) - Helene Tursten 
            58. Murder Makes A Pilgrimage - Sister Carol Anne O'Marie 
            59. The Litter of the Law - Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown 
            60. Hard Time (ebook) - Sara Paretsky
            . ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ .

            A little unfinished business from 2012: 

            The Challenges may have ended before I could complete them, but I intend to try and reach the goals anyway.


            . ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ . Try: A Novel Challenge - to find your next reading challenge(s)

            5 comments:

            1. Hi there!
              Welcome again to the Women Challenge :)
              Happy reading!

              Valentina
              www.peekabook.it

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            2. Good luck with all of your challenges and thanks for participating in the Outdo Yourself challenge!

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            3. If you are interested in, you could have a look to the challenge I launched, the “2015 Women Challenge”. Have fun with me and my challenge! ^_^

              http://www.peekabook.it/2014/12/2015-women-challenge.html

              Bye and enjoy your books!

              Valentina
              www.peekabook.it

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              1. Thank you. I have joined for 2015 as well.

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