2009 Commitments

Becky’s Joined These 2009 Challenges:
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Serial Readers Challenge (Becky’s Progress)

Celebrate the Author
January: House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
February: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck, The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, Burning Bright by John Steinbeck, Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
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April: The Warden by Anthony Trollope
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2009 Decades Challenge (Jan-Dec)


1. Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil Brinton (1910s)
2. House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne (1920s)
3. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck (1930s)
4. Pemberley Shades by D.A. Bonavia-Hunt (1940s)
5. Burning Bright by John Steinbeck (1950s)
6. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck (1960s)
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8. Anubis Gates by Tim Powers (1980s)
9. The Banishment by Marion Chesney (1990s)

2009 Casual Classics Challenge (Jan-December)

1. Emma by Jane Austen
2. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
3. Silas Marner by George Eliot
4. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
5. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
6. The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
7. Burning Bright by John Steinbeck
8. Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
10. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
11. The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard

First in a Series 2009 Challenge. I’m joining this one. The goal is to read twelve books that are first in a series.


1. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
2. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
3. The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost
4. The Fire of Ares by Michael Ford
5. Eon Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman.
6. The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins.
7. Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 by PJ Haarsma.
8. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar.
9. Gone by Michael Grant.
10. A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman.
11. The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling.
12. The Warden. Anthony Trollope.
13.Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

2009 TBR Challenge


1. Mothstorm by Philip Reeve
2. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
4. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
5. Emil & Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn
6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
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2009 YA Reading Challenge


War Through the Generations: WW2



1. Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
2. Veronica by Jane Claypool Miner
3. Tropical Secrets by Margarita Engle
4. In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
5. Maus I by Art Spiegelman; Maus II by Art Spiegelman
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A to Z (December 2009)

999 Challenge (December 2009)

Countdown Challenge (December 2009)

18th and 19th Century Women Writers (December 2009)


1. Emma by Jane Austen
2. Silas Marner by George Eliot
3. The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard
4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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Ignite Your Faith Mini-Challenge
1. Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians. by James Byrd
2. On Church Leadership by Mark Driscoll
3.Red Letters edited by Timothy Beals
4. John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God by John Piper
5.Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff
Sarah Dessen Mini-Challenge (December 2009)
1. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
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Daniel Defoe Mini-Challenge (December 2009)
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John Steinbeck Mini-Challenge (December 2009)
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
Burning Bright by John Steinbeck
Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Jan 1 – March 31, 2009)</strong
1.Veronica by Jane Claypool Miner
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Romance 2009 Challenge (December 2009)1. Veronica by Jane Claypool Miner
2. Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts
3. Amanda by Candice F. Ransom
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Centuries Challenge (December 2009)


1. Emma by Jane Austen (1815)
2. Fanny Hill by John Cleland (1749)
3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1605/1615)
4. Wycliffe New Testament (1388)
5. Silas Marner by George Eliot (1861)
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42 Challenge (December 3, 2009)
Becky’s Progress, 42

Themed Reading Challenge (july 31, 2009)


1. Emma by Jane Austen
2.Fanny Hill by John Cleland
3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
4. Silas Marner by George Eliot
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Really Old Classics (july 31, 2009)
1. Wycliffe New Testament
2. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
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2nd Canadian (July 1, 2009)

2009 Victorian Challenge


1.Silas Marner by George Eliot

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Daring Book (June 15, 2009)


Unshelved Reading (june 1, 2009)
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Book Awards (June 1, 2009)

Hans Christian Andersen Award (May 1, 2009)
1. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
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Jewish Reading Challenge (April 27, 2009)
1. Hanukkah by Roni Schotter
2. In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
3. Freefall by Anna Levine
4.As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson
5. Memories of Babi by Aranka Siegal

Arthurian Challenge (March 31, 2009)

Well-Seasoned Reading Challenge (March 31, 2009)
1. Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Australian author; Muslim culture)
2. Nerfertiti by Michelle Moran (Ancient Egyptian culture)
3. Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qamar (Pakistan; Muslim culture)
4. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Spain)
5. Chocolat by Joanne Harris (Food in the title)
6. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck (Food in the title)
7. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck (Travels)
8. Tropical Secrets by Margarita Engle (Cuba)

Winter REading Challenge (Operation Actually Participant)

1. In the Company of Secrets by Judith Miller
2. Whispers Along the Rail by Judith Miller
3. An Uncertain Dream by Judith Miller
4. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
5. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
6. The Courtship of the Vicar’s Daughter by Lawana Blackwell
7. Gingham Mountain by Mary Connealy
8. The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
9. The Desires of Her Heart by Lyn Cote
10. Heart of a Lion by Gilbert Morris
11. Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson

1% Well REad (February 28, 2009)

Sci-Fi Experience 2009 (January 1, 2009 through February 28, 2009)

1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (dystopia)
2. Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
3. Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan
4. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
5. Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve
6. Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve
7. Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33 by Mark Kneece
8. Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street by Mark Kneece
9. A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve
10. Mothstorm by Philip Reeve
11. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson

Read Your Own Books 2009 Challenge (Becky’s Progress)

J. Kaye’s Support Your Local Library Challenge (All of 2009) Becky’s Page

L.M. Montgomery Mini-Challenge (January 1 – November 30, 2009)

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Dewey’s Books REading Challenge

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Christian Readers Challenge (Jan-April 30, 2009)

1.The Courtship of The Vicar’s Daughter by Lawana Blackwell

2.Heart of a Lion by Gilbert Morris

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2009 Audio Book Challenge (challenge progress)

My Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge (12 Books) (All of 2009)



1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
2. Wycliffe New Testament
3. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
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New Author Challenge
1. Judith Miller, In Company of Secrets
2. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
3.Gingham Mountain by Mary Connealy
4. The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
5. The Desires of Her Heart by Lyn Cote
6. Heart of a Lion by Gilbert Morris
7. Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson
8. The Passion of Mary Margaret by Lisa Samson
9. Journey to the Well by Diana Wallis Taylor
10. Michal by Jill Eileen Smith
11. Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent
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100+ Reading Challenge (Christian fiction/nonfiction–Operation Actually Challenge)

Buy & Read It Challenge
Becky’s Twelve:

1.Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses

  1. Love the ticker with each challenge. It so organize. Oh if only I could be so clever! 🙂

  2. I would love to know how to attach a second page to my blog that contains all my challenges!! Those tickers are so cute!!

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