Initials Reading Challenge

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Skin Deep by E.M. Crane
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews


Series (Second) Challenge Completed

Crazy Cozy Murders is hosting a second series challenge. It *officially* begins June 1rst, 2008. It ends November 30, 2008.

I’m going to try to make my goals very specific this go-round.

The Anne series:

1) Anne of Green Gables
2) Anne of Avonlea
3) Anne of the Island
4) Anne of Windy Poplars
5) Anne’s House of Dreams
6) Anne of Ingleside
7) Rainbow Valley
8) Rilla of Ingleside

The rest of the Chronicles of Narnia series (a continuation from round one of challenge)

Horse and His Boy
Magicians Nephew
The Last Battle

The rest of the Twilight series

1) Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The Lord of the Rings


As you can see, I didn’t finish Lord of the Rings. At one point–I think in August or September, I got about fifty pages in before I had to put it away to take care of other commitments. Maybe one day.

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

Themed Reading Challenge 2009

Themed Reading Challenge 2009
Wendy of Caribousmom

February 1, 2009 – July 31, 2009
4 to 6 books

Becky’s Theme(s)
1) Books with a proper name in the title
2) Classics published before 1920

Pool of books to choose from:

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Roxana by Daniel Defoe
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Joseph Andrews (and Shamela) by Henry Fielding
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
Fanny Hill by John Cleland
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
Felix Holt by George Eliot
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (if I’m brave)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (if I’m brave)
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
Evelina by Fanny Burney
Cecilia by Fanny Burney
Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope
Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope
Hester* by Margaret Oliphant (if I buy it)
Miss Marjoribanks* by Margaret Oliphant (if I buy it)
Anna Karenina* by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Richard Pevear. (if I buy it)

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews


Read Your Own Books Challenge


MizB is hosting the Read Your Own Books 2009 Challenge.


Unshelved Reading Challenge

Unshelved Reading Challenge
host: Becky of Becky’s Book Reviews
dates: February 1, 2009 – June 1, 2009

books required: 3

Books must be from this list.

Books I’m thinking about reading: Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden, Spud by John Van De Ruit, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

The three I read:





2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge

Hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

Becky’s progress will be kept here.

I’ll be reading 50 books. (The third option)

You all know what a supporter of the library my family and I are. What better way to pay homage than by having a reading challenge in 2009? Since we are all different, there will be three sizes of challenges.

** The first is to read 12 books from your local library in 2009.
** The second is to read 25 books from your local library in 2009.
** The third is to read 50 books from your local library in 2009.

You decide which one of the three challenges is best for you.

Here are the guidelines:

1) You can join anytime as long as you don’t start reading your books prior to 2009.

2) This challenge is for 2009 only. The last day to have all your books read is December 31, 2009.

3) You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

4) When you sign up under Mr. Linky, list the direct link to your post where your library books will be listed. If you list just your blog’s URL, it will be removed. If you don’t have a blog, leave the URL blank.

6) Our goal is to read 12, 25, or 50 books checkout from our local library in 2009. Please decide which when you sign up and don’t change it.

7) These can be audios, downloads, children’s, YA. As long as it’s a book, format and target age group does not matter.

8) Feel free to post a link to your reviews in the comment section below. That way, we can visit your blog and read your review.

9) If you have any questions, feel free to ask below or email me at Comments usually get a quicker response.


Perpetual Challenge: iPoe Short Story Reading Challenge

Rob Around Books is hosting the iPoe Short Story Reading Challenge. To read all of Poe’s (73) short stories.