Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Quarterly Challenge Progress

Because I'm a lazy blogger, and it takes way too much effort to keep up with all my stats, I'm instituting a quarterly challenge update post. And after my first three months of 2009 challenging, I believe I'm off to a relatively good start.

100+ Reading Challenge (130 personal goal)
  • I've read 40 books so far, and the list can be seen, along with links to completed reviews in the middle sidebar.
A to Z Challenge (29 out of 52)

By Title:
  • A: Artemis Fowl
  • B: Blond Roots
  • C: Cairo
  • D: DeNiro's Game
  • E:
  • F: The Fruit Hunters
  • G: Ghost World
  • H: The Hunger Games
  • I: Inkheart
  • J: Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year
  • K:
  • L: The Lonely Londoners
  • M: The Misadventures of Oliver Booth
  • N: Neverwhere
  • O: One False Note
  • P: People of the Book
  • Q:
  • R:
  • S: Speak
  • T: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  • U:
  • V: Violent Cases
  • W: The Woman in White
  • X:
  • Y:
  • Z:
By Author:
  • A: Allende, Isabel
  • B: Bronte, Charlotte
  • C: Conrad, Joseph
  • D:
  • E: Eisner, Will
  • G: Funke, Cornelia
  • H: Hemingway, Ernest
  • I:
  • J:
  • K:
  • L: Lowry, Lois
  • M: McMann, Lisa
  • N:
  • O:
  • P: Powell Julie
  • Q:
  • R:
  • S: Summerscale, Kate
  • T:
  • U:
  • V:
  • W:
  • X:
  • Y:
  • Z:
Countdown: (37 of 45) I'm not going to list these, just what I need to complete.
  • 2009: 2 books
  • 2008: completed
  • 2007: 1 book
  • 2006: completed
  • 2005: 1 book
  • 2004: 3 books
  • 2003: completed
  • 2002: 1 book
  • 2001 Completed
Casual Classics: (3 of 4)
  • The Woman in White
  • A Moveable Feast
  • Villette
Latin American: (1 of 4)
  • House of the Spirits
The Pub: (1 of 9)
  • Blonde Roots
Decades: (2 of 9)
  • Villette (1850s)
  • Heart of Darkness (1890s)
Jewish Literature: (2 of 4)
  • Sarah's Key
  • People of the Book
Well-Seasoned Reader: (2 of 3)
  • DeNiro's Game
  • A Moveable Feast
What's in a Name: (4 of 6)
  • Profession: The Fruit Hunters
  • Body Part: Heart of Darkness
  • Building: The House of Spirits
  • Medical Condition: Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party
  • Time of Day:
  • Relative:
Young Adult: (7 of 12)
  • The Hunger Games
  • Speak
  • Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year
  • The Goose Girl
  • Wake
  • Paper Towns
  • Fever 1793
Series Challenge: (6 of 12 committed) Listing what needs to be completed
  • Dead and Gone
  • The Last Olympian
  • The Sword Thief
  • War and Pieces
  • Breaking Dawn
  • The Kingdom on the Waves
1st in a Series: (5 of 12)
  • Inkheart
  • The Hunger Games
  • Artemis Fowl
  • The Goose Girl
  • Wake
Reading Dangerously: (1 of 12)
  • Villete
999: (33 of 81) (no repeats within list) See LT post for completed list. Need to complete:
  • 5 graphic novels
  • 2 YA
  • 5 classics
  • 4 nonfiction
  • 5 new authors
  • 7 works in translation
  • 8 books into film
  • 6 women authors
  • 5 review copies/arcs
Audiobook: (3 of 12)
  • Coraline
  • Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party
  • The Giver
2009 ARC: (7 of 12)
  • Life After Genius
  • Little Giant of Aberdeen County
  • Sarah's Key
  • Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year
  • The Misadventures of Oliver Booth
  • A Reliable Wife
  • People of the Book
Graphic Novels: (4 of 24)
  • Violent Cases
  • The Contract With God
  • Ghost World
  • Cairo
Diversity Rocks (1 of 6 from a committed list, actually much more)
  • House of Spirits
Dream King: (4 of 6)
  • Neverwhere
  • Coraline audio
  • Coraline movie
  • Violent Cases
Spring Reading Thing: (4 of 11 committed, 8 of 30 total)
  • The Fruit Hunters
  • Julie and Julia
  • Oranges
  • Paper Towns
  • A Distant Shore
  • Grip of the Shadow Plague
  • Secrets of the Dragon
  • Fever 1793
Once Upon a Time III: (1 of 4)
  • Fantasy: Grip of the Shadow Plague
  • Folklore:
  • Fairy Tale:
  • Mythology:

Challenges I haven't started:
  • Scott Westerfeld (2 books)
  • 9 books for 2009
  • Unshelved Reading
  • World Citizen
Completed Challenges: (still working on the reviews and wrap ups)
  • Cornelia Funke (3 books) (3/1/2009)
  • Winter Reading (13 books) (3/20/2009)
  • Books About Food (5 books) (3/29/2009)

**I grabbed this cute little hedge from www.loosetooth.com

2 comments:

Literary Feline said...

You are very organized! I need to do something like this too. Maybe I'll work on it this weekend. I'm a little afraid to see how little progress I have made though. :-)

YA Book Realm said...

Whoa! Forty books in 3 months! I wish I read that many. *Envy* But as you know, from my recent post, Iz in a reading slump. =( But I fixed it. ;)

And whoo Hunger Games! I want to read the 2nd one SOOO bad.

And btw did you write a review for Paper Towns and Wake, I wanna see what you thought of them.