Tuesday, September 22, 2009

100+ Challenge Wrap-Up

For me, the 100+ Reading Challenge is officially over. I finished my 100th book over the weekend. I'll still continue to list my books read and link to my reviews, but it's nice to be able to mark one more challenge off the list.

Here are my 100 books:

1. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (review), finished 01/03/092. Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum (review), finished 01/04/09
3. Damage Control by JA Jance (review), finished 1/05/09
4. The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones (review), finished 1/08/09
5. Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster (review), finished 1/13/08
6. Invisible Prey by John Sandford (review), finished 1/20/09
7. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon by Nick Trout (review), finished 1/24/09
8. Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories by Lauren Groff (review), finished 1/27/09
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (review), finished 1/29/09
10. Mighty Queens of Freeville, The: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them by Amy Dickinson (review), finished 1/31/09
11. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese (review), finished 1/31/09
12. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (review), audio, finished 2/02/09
13. The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood (review), audio, finished 2/03/09
14. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review), finished 02/06/09
15. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (review), audio, finished 2/09/09
16. Waiting to Surface by Emily Listfield (review), finished 2/11/09
17. A Child's Journey out of Autism: One Family's Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure by Leeann Whiffen (review), finished 2/13/09
18. Mixed Blood by Roger Smith (review), finished 2/16/09
19. The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver (review), finished 2/18/09
20. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (review), finished 2/20/09
21. Dry by Augusten Burroughs (review), finished 2/21/09
22. Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward (review), finished 2/23/09
23. A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson (review), finished 2/24/09
24. Bahama Burnout by Don Bruns (review), finished 3/01/09
25. Siam Nights: A Love Story by JF Gump (review), finished 3/05/09
26. Looking for Alaska by John Green (review), audio, finished 3/05/09
27. The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano (review), finished 3/07/09
28. Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan (review), finished 3/07/09
29. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (review), finished 3/10/09
30. The Plague by Joanne Dahme (review), finished 3/12/09
31. Life on the Refrigerator Door: Notes Between a Mother and Daughter by Alice Kuipers (review), audio, finished 3/14/09
32. Honolulu by Alan Brennert (review), finished 3/18/09
33. Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away by June Cross (review), finished 3/24/09
34. Illegal by Paul Levine (review), finished 3/27/09
35. Breakneck by Erica Spindler (review), finished 3/28/09
36. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (review), finished 3/30/09
37. BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker (review), finished 4/03/0938. A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden McClure (review), finished 4/06/09
39. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (review), finished 4/08/09
40. Invisible Sisters by Jessica Handler (review), finished 4/09/09
41. Resistance by Anita Shreve (review), finished 4/13/09
42. The Simplest of Acts: And Other Stories by Melanie Haney (review), finished 4/14/09
43. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review), finished 4/16/09
44. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal (review), finished 4/19/09
45. Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid (review), audio, finished 4/24/09
46. Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (review), finished 4/26/09
47. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (review), finished 5/01/09
48. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez (review), finished 5/04/09
49. Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff (review coming soon), finished 5/05/09
50. My Antonia by Willa Cather (review), audio, finished 5/10/09
51. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (review), finished 5/12/09
52. Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward (review), finished 5/16/09
53. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (review coming soon), audio, finished 5/17/09
54. Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John (review), finished 5/20/09
55. Precious by Sandra Novack (review), finished 5/22/09
56. Defending Angels by Mary Stanton (review), finished 5/24/09
57. Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton (review), finished 5/25/09
58. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (review), finished 5/27/09
59. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (review), audio, finished 5/30/09
60. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield (review), finished 5/31/09
61. A Final Arc of Sky: A Memoir of Critical Care by Jennifer Culkin (review), finished 6/04/09
62. True Colors by Kristin Hannah (review), finished 6/06/09
63. Run for Your Life by James Patterson (review), finished 6/09/09
64. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (review coming soon), finished 6/11/09
65. Notes From The Underbelly by Risa Green (review), finished 6/15/09
66. Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz (review coming soon), finished 6/18/09
67. The Blue Notebook by James Levine (review), finished 6/21/09
68. The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips (review), finished 6/22/09
69. The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips (review), finished 6/28/09
70. Lost Boy by Brent Jeffs (review), finished 6/29/09
71. Good Harbor by Anita Diamant (review coming soon), finished 6/30/09
72. The Associate by John Grisham (review), finished 7/01/09
73. Lifeguard by James Patterson (review), finished 7/02/09
74. Beach Road by James Patterson (review), finished 7/04/09
75. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (review), finished 7/07/09
76. The 8th Confession by James Patterson (review), finished 7/08/09
77. Loitering with Intent by Stuart Woods (review coming soon), finished 7/09/09
78. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult (review), finished 7/12/09
79. Honey, It's All in the Shoes: Celebrating the Footsteps of the Contemporary Woman by Phyllis Norton Hoffman (review), finished 7/16/09
80. What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen (review), finished 7/19/09
81. The Natural Laws of Good Luck: A Memoir of an Unlikely Marriage by Ellen Graf (review), finished 7/20/09
82. Lost Girls by George D. Shuman (review coming soon), finished 7/25/09
83. Phantom Prey by John Sandford (review coming soon), finished 7/28/09
84. Blue Heaven by CJ Box (review coming soon), finished 7/31/09
85. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton (review), finished 8/02/09
86. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (review), finished 8/05/09
87. The End of the Alphabet CS Richardson (review), finished 8/08/09
88. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (review), finished 8/12/09
89. Undone by Karin Slaughter (review), finished 8/14/09
90. Dead Time by Stephen White (review), finished 8/16/09
91. Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie (review coming soon), finished 8/19/09
92. Wicked Prey by John Sandford (review coming soon), finished 8/20/09
93. Death Perception by Victoria Laurie (review coming soon), finished 8/25/09
94. Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods (review coming soon), finished 8/26/09
95. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (review), finished 8/29/09
96. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (review), finished 9/01/09
97. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (review), audio, finished 9/07/09
98. Deeper by Megan Hart (review coming soon), finished 9/08/09
99. Dead Time by Stephen White (review coming soon), finished 9/09/09
100. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr (review coming soon), audio, finished 9/12/09


Ceri said...

Congratulations Melissa! :-D

Wow - 100 books! That's amazing. I'm still on number 33. You've done really well. :-D

Caroline said...

Congrats!! I'm always reading but I have never thought to do a challenge, I'll have to start.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing. I am only at 52 or 53 books finished for this challenge. Still got lots to go. :)

Jenny said...

Wow! Congrats on finishing!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats melissa....you are doing great!!!

Becky W. said...


RC said...

Congrats --- what a great collection of books, such a good variety.