Buy & Read It Challenge

The *wonderful* blogger, Amy, is hosting the Buy One Book and Read It Challenge. There are two levels. The first level is just to read one book in 2009 and read it. The second level–option two is to commit to buying TWELVE books in 2009 and reading them. There is a small loophole. You can use three books you bought prior to 2009 for your twelve–books already on your TBR pile. But most of your books should be bought in 2009. Reviews can be shared via Mr. Linky here on her blog.

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© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

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A to Z Challenge 2009

Challenge Website (for posting links to reviews and signing up)

Option C: Read both authors A to Z and titles A to Z (52 books; this is the challenge Joy created)

Hosted by Becky, Sally, and Patti

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© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

First in a Series 2009 Challenge


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

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© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

TBR 2009 List

It is that time of year again. Time to contemplate the TBR Challenge. Here are the rules:

* the challenge is to read 12 TBR books in 12 months — you can read those all in one month if you want, or one a month, or however you wanna do it.
* you need to have a list posted somewhere for others to see (even if it’s in a comment here)
* you CANNOT change your list after January 1st, 2009!!!
* you can create an Alternates list of MAXIMUM 12 books, if you want, in order to have options to choose from (you can read these in place of books on your original list).
* audiobooks and e-books ARE allowed
* re-reads are NOT allowed, as they aren’t TRUE “TBRs”
* you CAN overlap with other challenges
* OPTIONAL: you can join the Yahoo! Group created for participants of the TBR Challenge, if you want to have a place to keep your list, or just to share with others about how you’re doing! 🙂

Becky’s 2009 List

1. Mothstorm by Philip Reeve
2. Antsy Does Time by Neal Shusterman
3. Highway Cats by Janet Taylor Lisle
4. Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
5. Bliss by Lauren Myracle
6. Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
7. The Indigo King by James A. Owen
8. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
9. Nation by Terry Pratchett
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
11. Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
12. My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath

Alternates
1. Small Eternities by Michael Lawrence
2. The Underwood See by Michael Lawrence
3. Guardian by Julius Lester
4. Dune by Frank Herbert
5. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
6. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
7. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear
8. Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
9. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
10. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
11. Emil & Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn
12. Chocolat by Joanne Harris

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

War Through the Generations: WWII: All of 2009


How could I resist this one? Here’s the challenge site. The rules: “To participate in the WWII Reading Challenge, you must commit to reading at least five books throughout the year. We plan to read more than that, and feel free to do the same! The books can be fiction or non-fiction, and they can be about any aspect of WWII. WWII should be the primary or secondary theme, and it doesn’t matter whether the book takes place during the war or after the war.”

I’m committing to reading EIGHT books.

1. In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
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War Through the Generations WWII
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Read Your Own Books Challenge

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MizB is hosting the Read Your Own Books 2009 Challenge.