A Reading Year in Review 2009 Pt2

A Reading Year in Review 2009 Pt2 Welcome to part 2 of my yearly review. (If you missed yesterday’s post, where I break down my reading and blogging stats, you can find it here.)

Today, I’ll be looking at how I did with all the challenges I entered this year, so if that kind of thing doesn’t interest you, feel free to skip this one! (and come back tomorrow when I’ll announce my books of the year!).

(Click on any of the links if you want to see what I thought of any of the books.)

Young Adult Book Challenge

Target 12 Books – Completed!

  1. The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgwick
  2. Old Magic by Marianne Curley
  3. Deep End by Sam Hutton
  4. Final Shot by Sam Hutton
  5. River Boy by Tim Bowler
  6. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  7. Glass Houses – Morganville Vampires #1 by Rachel Caine
  8. The Dead Girls’ Dance – Morganville Vampires #2 by Rachel Caine
  9. Midnight Alley – Morganville Vampires #3 by Rachel Caine
  10. The Quillan Games – Pendragon #7 by D. J. Machale
  11. So Much to Tell You by John Marsden
  12. Circle of Flight by John Marsden

Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge

Target 5 Books – Completed!

  1. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green | My Review
  2. Nation by Terry Pratchett | My Review
  3. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff | My Review
  4. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron | My Review
  5. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer | My Review

What’s in a Name 2

Target 6 Books – Completed!

  1. A book with a “profession” in its title. – The New Policeman by Kate Thornton
  2. A book with a “time of day” in its title. – Marked (A House of Night Novel) by PC & Kirsten Cast
  3. A book with a “relative” in its title. – Seventh Son, by Orson Scott Card.
  4. A book with a “body part” in its title. – Blood Brothers by Malcolm Rose
  5. A book with a “building” in its title. – 84 Charing Cross Road
  6. A book with a “medical condition” in its title. – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Once Upon a Time III

Target 5 Books – Completed!

  1. The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  2. Apocalypse by Tim Bowler
  3. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
  4. Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
  5. The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick
  6. Storm Catchers by Tim Bowler

R.I.P. IV

Target 4 Books – Completed!

  1. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
  2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  3. The Other Ones by Jean Thesman
  4. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
  5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  6. Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
  7. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  8. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively

New Authors Challenge

Target 50 Authors – Completed!

  1. Richard Poole
  2. John Scalzi
  3. Helen Hanff
  4. Ray Bradbury
  5. Marianne Curley
  6. Sam Hutton
  7. Annette Curtis Klaus
  8. Rachel Caine
  9. Matsuri Hino
  10. Suzanne Collins
  11. Rachel Ward
  12. Scott Westerfeld
  13. Alison Bechdel
  14. Ali Smith
  15. PC & Kirsten Cast
  16. T.A. Barron
  17. Sergei Lukyanenko
  18. Appollo & Lewis Trondheim
  19. Guy Gavriel Kay
  20. Melissa Marr
  21. Ellen Potter
  22. Meg Rosoff
  23. Diana Wynne Jones
  24. Terry Trueman
  25. Gary Crew
  26. Jonathon Carrol
  27. Holly Black
  28. Joss Whedon
  29. Susan Beth Pfeffer
  30. Elizabeth Lieknes
  31. P Robert Smith
  32. Douglas Coupland
  33. Dan Rhodes
  34. David Nicholls
  35. Margaret Peterson Haddix
  36. Richelle Mead
  37. Simon R Green
  38. Heather Brewer
  39. Mortimus Clay
  40. Kelly Armstrong
  41. Kate Thompson
  42. Danica Novgorodoff
  43. Jean Cocteau
  44. Steve Kluger
  45. Shirley Jackson
  46. Patrick Ness
  47. Penelope Lively
  48. Laura Whitcomb
  49. Jean Thesman
  50. Paul Fleischman

Lost in Translation Challenge

Target 6 Books – Completed!

  1. At the Edge of Light by Maria Peura
  2. Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau
  3. Vampire Knight v1 by Matsuri Hino
  4. Château d’Argol by Julien Gracq
  5. The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  6. Bourbon Island 1730 by Appollo & Lewis Trondheim

Clear off Your Shelves Challenge

Target 33% (Off the Shelves) – Completed!

Off the Shelf

  1. The Ghost of Thomas Kemp by Penelope Lively
  2. Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
  3. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
  4. Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
  5. Animal Farm by George Orwell

New to the TBR Pile

  1. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  2. The Red Tree by Shaun Tann
  3. Bat Lash (Guns and Roses) by Peter Brandvold and Sergio Aragonés, with artwork by John Severin
  4. After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr
  5. Fables #1 Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
  6. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  7. Château d’Argol by Julien Gracq
  8. At the Edge of Light by Maria Peura

Graphic Novels Challenge

Target 12 Books – Completed

  1. Vampire Knight
  2. Fun Home
  3. Bourbon Island 1730
  4. The Plain Janes
  5. Tagged
  6. The Savage
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Long Way Home
  8. Slow Season
  9. The Red Tree
  10. Bat Lash – Guns and Roses
  11. Fables #1 Legends in Exile
  12. Blankets

Decades’09

Target 9 Books – DNF

  1. 1910s:
  2. 1920s: Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau
  3. 1930s: Château d’Argol by Julien Gracq
  4. 1940s: Animal Farm by George Orwell
  5. 1950s: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  6. 1960s: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  7. 1970s: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  8. 1980s: Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
  9. 1990s: Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones

9 for ‘09

Target 9 Books – DNF

  1. Long: Nation by Terry Pratchett
  2. Free: The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
  3. Letter: River Boy by Tim Bowler
  4. Strange: Les Enfants Terribles
  5. Distance:  Graven Images by Paul Fleichman
  6. Alive or Not/Award Winner: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  7. Cover:
  8. Dusty:
  9. Used:

100 Books Reading Challenge

Target 100 Books – Completed!

  1. The Brass Key by Richard Poole
  2. Nation by Terry Pratchett
  3. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  4. The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgwick
  5. Fahrenheit 911 by Ray Bradbury
  6. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  7. Old Magic by Marianne Curley
  8. Deep End by Sam Hutton
  9. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (Audiobook)
  10. Final Shot by Sam Hutton
  11. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  12. River Boy by Tim Bowler
  13. The General by Robert Muchamore
  14. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  15. Glass Houses – Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  16. The Dead Girls’ Dance – Morganville Vampires  by Rachel Caine
  17. Midnight Alley – Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  18. Vampire Knight v1 by Matsuri Hino
  19. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
  20. Feast of Fools – Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  21. Numbers by Rachel Ward
  22. The Quillan Games – Pendragon by D. J. Machale
  23. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  24. The Pilgrims of Rayne – Pendragon by D. J. Machale
  25. So Much to Tell You by John Marsden
  26. Parasite Positive by Scott Westerfeld
  27. Circle of Flight by John Marsden
  28. Fun Home by Alison Beschel
  29. The Last Colony by John Scalzi
  30. Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis by Ali Smith
  31. Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
  32. Bourbon Island by Appollo & Lewis Trondheim
  33. The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  34. Apocalypse by Tim Bowler
  35. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
  36. Marked (A House of Night Novel) by PC & Kirsten Cast
  37. Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
  38. The Young City by James Bow
  39. The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick
  40. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg
  41. Storm Catchers by Tim Bowler
  42. Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
  43. Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eion Colfer
  44. The Secret Hour by Scott Westafeld
  45. SLOB by Ellen Potter
  46. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  47. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  48. Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones
  49. Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
  50. Tagged Gary Crew
  51. Touching Darkness by Scott Westafeld
  52. The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones
  53. The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carrol
  54. Tithe by Holly Black
  55. Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon & Geroges Jeanty
  56. The Savage by David Almond – Illustrated by Dave McKean
  57. Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  58. The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Susan Leiknes
  59. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  60. Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog by P Robert Smith
  61. Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
  62. Gold by Dan Rhodes
  63. Seraph of Sorrow (A Jennifer Scales Novel) by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi
  64. One Day by David Nicholls
  65. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  66. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  67. Something From the Nightside by Simon R. Green
  68. Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond
  69. Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer
  70. Ninth Grade Slays: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer
  71. Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
  72. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  73. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
  74. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
  75. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  76. The Purloined Boy by Mortimus Clay
  77. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  78. Blood Brother by Malcolm Rose
  79. The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
  80. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (Audiobook)
  81. Slow Storm by Danica Novgorodoff
  82. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
  83. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collin
  84. Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau
  85. My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
  86. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  87. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  88. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  89. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively
  90. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcombe
  91. The Other Ones by Jean Thesman
  92. Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
  93. Bat Lash (Guns and Roses) by Peter Brandvold & Sergio Aragones – Art by John Severin
  94. The Red Tree by Shaun Tan
  95. Hard Love by Ellen Witlinger
  96. After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr
  97. The Magicians by Lev Grossma
  98. Fables – Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
  99. Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
  100. Château d’Argol by Julien Gracq
  101. The Kiss of Death by Marcus Sedgwick
  102. Ravens Rise – Pendragon Book by D J MacHale
  103. At the Edge of Light by Maria Peura
  104. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  105. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  106. Shadows by Tim Bowler
  107. Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
  108. Clay by David Almond
  109. Soldiers of Halla – Pendragon by D J MacHale
  110. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  111. Ice Shock by MG Harris
  112. The Kites are Flying! by Michael Morpurgo
  113. My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
  114. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

If you’ve made it down here, well done! A Reading Year in Review 2009 Pt2 But more importantly don’t forget to come back tomorrow when I’ll announce my books of the year!

One of the best things about this time of year is reading everyone else’s end-of-year wrap-ups! So, if  you’ve posted one yourself, please feel free to post a link to it in the MrLinky below. (I’ve taken the opportunity to add a few I’ve already come across)

Darren

Bart, is a fully signed up member of Book Addicts Anonymous ;) Despite, constantly fighting a losing battle against his T.B.R pile, he is never happier than when he manages to sneak a new book in to the house!

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17 Responses

  1. Clare Swindlehurst says:

    That’s an impressive list of completed challenges! I’m looking forward to your twenty ten challenge – I need to get back on the challenge horse :)
    .-= Clare Swindlehurst´s last blog ..Shotgun Shopping – How to Materialize Anything You want Through the Metaphor of Shopping by Sheevaun Moran =-.

  2. Nymeth says:

    Well done you. Sadly this year I failed some of mine, but at least there’s no challenge police :P
    .-= Nymeth´s last blog ..Woodson, Wodehouse and Beagle =-.

  3. Amanda says:

    Wow, that’s an intersting idea, to list them all out in one post. Now I’m going to need to resist doing the same…
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Quick note… =-.

  4. Carl V. says:

    Impressive number of challenges that you participated in, and most of them you completed and then some! Wow! That is some big time reading. Can’t wait to see what ends up in your ‘best of’ list tomorrow.
    .-= Carl V.´s last blog ..2009: A Literary Year in Review =-.

  5. cbjames says:

    Impressive. Have I mentioned how much I like the design of your blog, before? It’s really one of the best.

  6. Molly says:

    SO impressive!

    I will definitely have to return and follow the links to your reviews. I am sure I will be adding more books to the TBR pile!
    .-= Molly´s last blog ..I’m a Ding Dong! =-.

  7. Amused says:

    I’m impressed!
    .-= Amused´s last blog ..Just a Thought =-.

  8. Kailana says:

    Congrats on all the challenges you managed to finish!
    .-= Kailana´s last blog ..7 Things I Love (Aside from Books) =-.

  9. Beth F says:

    Super year — challenges galore for next year.

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