I finished up with 101 books for the year. I’d have gotten more but my fall, as always, was a crazy blur of running about and so my reading really tapered off.

I stuck with my reading challenges through the first half the year, being successful each month. I’m pretty proud of that since it was reading nine books a month. I wish I could have kept it up!

The only thing that bums me out is that I didn’t manage to clear out a large portion of this reading list! Of course that means I have plenty of books for this year, right? Sure!

Always a silver lining. No way am I going to count those books tonight though. I can tell you it’s probably scarily close to 300. Yikes.

My goal to get through the alphabet did well, but I didn’t complete it. Some letters are HARD! Missing letters: J, K, Q, X, and Z. Not bad if you ask me, since Q, X, and Z are kind of hard anyway. I have no real excuse for J and K that I can think of. Especially since I’d probably be embarrassed by how many titles I have starting with those letters in my TBR. (Seriously? I have no clue.)

The nine books a month challenge would have meant a total of 108 books read, so while I didn’t finish any challenges in the latter half of the year, I did get close to the 108 total. Yay! It was really to help you get through your TBR and it sure helped!

I’ve never done reading challenges before this year and I had a lot of fun. I’d like to try to do some reading challenges this year, though maybe not quite so heavy as nine books a month! (Though really with this TBR I should probably be trying to read close to a book a day. I just don’t have time for that! HAHA) If you have interesting challenges you’d like me to try, comment! If you’d like me to continue posting my reading lists, also drop a comment. Sorry I was too busy and didn’t keep up my monthly posts. I really meant to and am kind of sad I didn’t. I’ll try to do better in 2010!

One thing I’m missing is a good book group. I’m so sad without my book group. I’ve really missed it. *SIGH*

So what are the 101 books I read this year? Here’s the master list!

The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Accidental Witch Trilogy, #3) (Berkley Sensation) Blair, Annette
Welcome to the Jungle (The Dresden Files, Prequel) Butcher, Jim
Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery, Book 5) Fluke, Joanne
84, Charing Cross Road (Paperback) Hanff, Helene
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery, Book 3) Fluke, Joanne
Backup (The Dresden Files, #10.2) Butcher, Jim
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery, Book 4) Fluke, Joanne
Young Wizards, Book 6: A Wizard Alone (Paperback) Duane, Diane
Plum Spooky (A Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novel, #4) Evanovich, Janet
Circus of the Darned (Mass Market Paperback) Maxwell, Katie
The Accidental Werewolf (Accidental Friends, Book 1) Cassidy, Dakota
Dead Over Heels (Paperback) Davidson, MaryJanice
American History Stories You Never Read in School but Should Have (Vol.1) Pratt, Mara L.
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (Includes: Dirk & Steele, #6.5; Dark Ones, #1.5; The Dresden Files, #9.2; Black London Prequel) Elrod, P.N.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous! (Gorgeous, #2) Davidson, MaryJanice
Doctor Janeway’s Plague (Paperback) Farrell, John
Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket (Hardcover) Richards, Justin
Echoes (Podiobook) Butler, Nathan P
Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise (Hardcover) Brake, Colin
Heaven (Podiobook) Lafferty, Mur
Heaven – Season Three: Earth (Podiobook) Lafferty, Mur
Heaven – Season Two: Hell (Podiobook) Lafferty, Mur
Heaven – Season Four: Wasteland (Podiobook) Lafferty, Mur
Accidentally Dead (Accidental Friends, Book 2) Cassidy, Dakota
Playing for Keeps (ebook) Lafferty, Mur
Tall, Dark & Dead (Garnet Lacey, Book 1) Hallaway, Tate
The Front (Winston Garano, #2) Cornwell, Patricia
The Vampire of Venice Beach (Two Pairs of Private Eyes Are Better Than One) Colt, Jennifer
The Haunting (Harlequin Blaze #317)(Extreme Blaze) Tarr, Hope
Blue Moon (Nightcreature, #1) Handeland, Lori
Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel (Paperback) Thompson, Ronda
This Is How It Happened (Paperback) Barrett, Jo
Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) Briggs, Patricia
I Love You To Death (Paperback) Garvey, Amy
Blood Lite (Includes: Dark Hunter, Related books, #9; The Dresden Files, #10.1) Anderson, Kevin J.
Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) Briggs, Patricia
Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) Briggs, Patricia
Dead Sexy (Garnet Lacey, Book 2) Hallaway, Tate
In the Garden of Iden (The Company, #1) Baker, Kage
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (Sookie Stackhouse, #8.2; Kitty Norville, #2.2) Harris, Charlaine
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) Butcher, Jim
Heroes Arise (Hardcover) Hill, Laurel Anne
Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home (Broken Heart Vampires, #4) Bardsley, Michele
Your Planet or Mine? (Otherworldly Men, #1) Grant, Susan
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) Patterson, James
School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride, #2) Patterson, James
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Mead, Richelle
Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) Briggs, Patricia
The Accidental Human (Accidental Friends, Book 3) Cassidy, Dakota
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) Briggs, Patricia
Don’t Talk Back To Your Vampire (Broken Heart Vampires, #2) Bardsley, Michele
Magic Study (Study, #2) Snyder, Maria V.
Storm Glass (Glass, #1) Snyder, Maria V.
Doctor Who: Forever Autumn (Hardcover) Morris, Mark
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)
The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4) Patterson, James
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) Butcher, Jim
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) Butcher, Jim
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) Butcher, Jim
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) Butcher, Jim
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) Butcher, Jim
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) Butcher, Jim
White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) Butcher, Jim
Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) Butcher, Jim
The Other Woman (Paperback) Green, Jane
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) Butcher, Jim
Because Your Vampire Said So (Broken Heart Vampires, #3) Bardsley, Michele
Romancing the Dead (Garnet Lacey, Book 3) Hallaway, Tate
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9) Harris, Charlaine
Undead and Unwelcome (Undead, #8) Davidson, MaryJanice
Dead If I Do (Garnet Lacey, Book 4) Hallaway, Tate
You Slay Me (Aisling Grey: Guardian, #1) MacAlister, Katie
Hunter’s Moon (Nightcreature, #2) Handeland, Lori
Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey: Guardian, #2) MacAlister, Katie
Like a Charm (Paperback) Havens, Candace
Finger Lickin’ Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) Evanovich, Janet
Peeps (Peeps, #1) Westerfeld, Scott
Deja Demon: The Days and Nights of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Kate Connor, Book 4) Kenner, Julie
The Wizard Heir (The Heir Trilogy, #2) Chima, Cinda Williams
Fire Study (Study, #3) Snyder, Maria V.
Nobody Gets the Girl (Paperback) Maxey, James
The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1) Baldacci, David
Young Wizards, Book 7: Wizard’s Holiday (Paperback) Duane, Diane
Shoe Addicts Anonymous (Hardcover) Harbison, Beth
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (Mercedes Thompson, Prequel) Briggs, Patricia
A Taste of Magic (Magic, # 1) Madison, Tracy
Mommy by Mistake (Paperback) Coleman, Rowan
Swapping Lives (Hardcover) Green, Jane
Story of the Walnut Tree (Hardcover) Staheli, Don H.
Young Wizards, Book 8: Wizards at War (Hardcover) Duane, Diane
A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1) Guin, Ursula K. Le
The Alchemist (Paperback) Coelho, Paulo
Discovered Country Fleischer, Nora
Flashforward (Mass Market Paperback) Sawyer, Robert J.
The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1) Smith, L.J.
Empire (Mass Market Paperback) Card, Orson Scott
Would-Be Witch (Southern Witch, Book 1) Frost, Kimberly
When You Can’t Do It Alone (Hardcover) Top, Brent L.
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Stiefvater, Maggie
Charmed and Dangerous (Bronwyn the Witch, Book 1) Havens, Candace
Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery, Book 7)

Pretty impressive right? I think so! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to read that much.

Let’s see how many I read in 2010!

Happy New Year to everyone. Let’s wrap up this decade in style!! Let’s rock it with books! Go 2010!

–Lady O

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