Completed Challenges

I read 15 books of poetry for this challenge, completing the Vietnam War expert badge (I created) by reading 4+ books, read 2 books by Fred Marchant, and completed the contemporary poetry expert badge by reading 4+ books of contemporary poetry.  Read the reviews here.

This challenge ran from May 2009-May 2010, and I completed it by reading 11-15 contemporary poetry books.  If you’re interested in these reviews, go here.

For the 2010 Ireland Reading Challenge I signed up at the Shamrock level to read 2 books.  I surpassed that goal and read 3 books.  Check out the reviews.

For this challenge, I signed up to read 3 books and met my goal.  Check out my reviews.

For this challenge, I originally signed up to read 15 new-to-me authors, but re-upped to 50 new authors.  I surpassed even that new goal and read 61 new-to-me authors’ books.  Check out the reviews.

For this challenge, I had to read just 12 thriller or suspense novels over the course of the year.  No, I didn’t read all James Patterson.  I promise.  The breakdown of thriller/suspense novels including those in the paranormal and other categories helped me read more than I thought I would.  I read 15 books for this challenge.  Check out the reviews.

For this challenge, I had to read six Austen-themed books or movies.  I read 9.  Check out the reviews.

For my very own challenge, I signed up to read 11+ books.  I’ve read 13.  However, there are 2-3 more books I hope to finish before the end of the year, so there may be additional reviews coming your way.  Check out the reviews.

That’s it for the completed challenges so far.  This year I went a little overboard on the reading challenges and signed up for 12 challenges.  I’ve completed 8 challenges thus far.  Only 4 more to complete.  I’m probably only going to finish up 1 more challenge before the end of the year, so I will have to post a failed challenges post sometime soon.


  1. You did so much better on your challenges than I did on mine (I hope to remedy my fails in 2011). WTG!
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  2. Wow! Congrats on doing so well on your challenges. So how many books have you read in the year?!
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  3. Congrats on finishing all these challenges! I think we are both a bit addicted to reading challenges. haha!
    Kris´s last blog post ..An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller

  4. Congrats on completing so many challenges!
    Carrie K.´s last blog post ..My favorite children’s fiction of 2010

  5. Wow, you’re amazing! Congratulations on rocking your challenges!

    • Thanks, Kathy. I think I’m disappointed because I didn’t finish Sookie or the Jane Austen originals challenge, but I may still have time for one of those…most likely the Jane Austen Originals. I think I only need 2-3 more of those.

  6. Reading is supposed to be fun, and as long as you’re having fun, you can’t fail! 😉

    Congrats on all of the completed challenges. You done good. 😛
    Anna´s last blog post ..2011 Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge