Monday, March 12, 2012


The 10-10 Reading Challenge for 2011


Copyright by Melissa Klug In January 2010, I was challenged by Melissa Klug, director of marketing for Glatfelter book paper manufacturers, to take up the original 1010 challenge for Reading in 2010. The challenge called for reading 10 books in 10 categories by October 10, 2010. We were to report in to the challenge on the 101010Reading blog.
Used and Discarded Books a series of painting copyrighted by Ephraim Rubenstein

I modified the challenge as follows: Read any number of books in 10 categories, other than romance, by December 10 to finish the challenge. Also the overarching aim was to reduce the to-be-read TBR mountain. (For a complete list of my books, go HERE.)

Detective, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
—"Talking About Detective Fiction" by P.D. James
—"The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog" by Elizabeth Peters
—"The Hippopotamus Pool" by Elizabeth Peters
—"Seeing a Large Cat" by Elizabeth Peters
—"The Ape Who Guards the Balance" by Elizabeth Peters
—"The Falcon at the Portal" by Elizabeth Peters
—"He Shall Thunder in the Sky" by Elizabeth Peters
—"Lord of the Silent" by Elizabeth Peters
—"Tomb of the Golden Bird" by Elizabeth Peters
—"Unnatural Causes" by P.D. James

Literary
—"Funny in Farsi" by Firoozeh Dumas

Women's
—"How to Bake a Perfect Life" by Barbara O'Neal

Young Adult
—"Princess Academy" by Shannon Hale
—"Before Midnight" by Cameron Dokey

Mythological Tales
—"Norwegian Folktales" by Peter Christian Asbjørnsen & Jørgen Moe

Biographies & Memoirs
—"All You Need to be Impossibly French" by Helena Firth Powell
—"Welcome to My World" by Johnny Weir

Organizational Advice & Spiritual Guidance
—"What Am I Feeling" by John Gottman
—"Being Perfect" by Anna Quindlen
—"A Short Guide to a Happy Life" by Anna Quindlen
—"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach

Writing Craft
—"A Time to Write" by Kelly Stone

Writing Research
—"North American Romance Writers" edited by Kay Mussell
—"Dangerous Men & Adventurous Women" edited by Jayne Krentz

Travel
—"Kauai Handbook" by J.D. Bisignani

Categories for 2012
—Detective, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
—Women's & Literary
—Children's & Young Adult
—Poetry
—Humor
—Mythological Tales
—Biographies & Memoirs
—Parenting Tips
—Spiritual Guidance
—Organizational Advice
—Writing Craft & Research


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