I signed up for 3 separate reading challenges this year. I think I'm doing pretty well, so far!
First off, I'm doing a James Patterson Reading Challenge. Most, if not all of the James Patterson books I'm "reading" are audio books. I do a lot of driving, so I listen to the books in my car. I've challenged myself to read 10+ James Patterson books. The challenge ends on September 1, 2011. I have 15 books on my list, as seen on this blog post . I'm happy to report, as of this morning, I have 6 books under my belt!!
Another challenge I have signed for is the Nicholas Sparks book challenge. I've never read any of Nicholas Sparks books and I've seen one or two of the movies! I have all of Nicholas Sparks listed here on this blog post. There are 4 books crossed off this list so far. This challenge ends at the end of the year.
The last challenge I'm doing is the Outdo Yourself reading challenge! This one is cool because I can include my James Patterson books AND my Nicholas Sparks books I've read to the list! I have those books listed here. I'm happy to report that I have finished 17 books so far and have 3 in the works as I type!
If you click on the links to see the books I've read, there is also a link to the Challenges themselves!
My goal is to read 100 book in 2011. I hope to read or listen to all he Nicholas Sparks books that are out there (he has a new one coming out soon too!) I had a big head start on the James Patterson books! I read quite a few of this books before this challenge even started, so all the books I have listed are his newest ones. In my more general challenge, I'm including my very favorite authors, among them Sarah Pekkanen, Jennifer Weiner, Janet Evanovich, Lisa Scottoline, Paul Levine, Stieg Larsson, Eleanor Brown, Elin Hilderbrand and many more! If you're looking for some new authors to read, why not check out some of these fine authors! My guess is you won't be sorry!