Monday, February 4, 2013


The 10-10 Reading Challenge for 2012


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
—"Death Comes to Pemberley" by PD James
—"Strong Poison" by Dorothy Sayers
—"Have his Carcase" by Dorothy Sayers
—"When Maidens Mourn" by C.S. Harris
—"Madam, Will You Talk" by Mary Stewart
—"The Cocoa Conspiracy" by Andrea Penrose
—"The Queen's Man" by Sharon Kay Penman
—"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" by John Le Carré

Chick-Lit, Women's Fic, Literary Fic
—"Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen
—"The Garden of Happy Endings" by Barbara O'Neal
—"Mariana" by Susanna Kearsley
—"The Chocolate Thief" by Laura Florand
—"Garden Spells" by Sarah Addison Allen
—"Master of the World" by Jules Verne

Children's & Young Adult
—"Tales from Hitopdesa" by Asha Bhalekar
—"Africa is Not a Country" by Margy Burns Knight & Mark Melnicove
—"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White

Poetry
—"Seven Poems" by Hans Christian Andersen
—"Why I Live on a Mountain: 30 Chiense Poems from the Great Dynasties" by C.H. Kwôck and Vincent McHugh

Humor
—"The Good Fellow's Toast Book" by George N. Madison (The Reilly & Britton Co., 1914)

Mythological Tales
—"Tales from Hitopdesa" by Asha Bhalekar

Parenting Tips
—"Bringing Up Bebe" by Pamela Drucker
—"The New Age Baby Name Book" by Sue Browder
—"Sleep: The Brazelton Way" by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Joshua D. Sparrow

Biographies & Memoirs
—"Paris in Love" by Eloisa James

On Writing
—"The Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language: Dictionary of Errors" by Sherwin Cody (The Old Greek Press, 1905)
—"Beacon Lights of History: Great Writers" by John Lord (WM. H. Wise & Co, NYC, 1896)
—"Everything I Know about Love I Learned from Romance Novels" by Sarah Wendell

Books Pubbed More Than 50 Years Ago
—"Beacon Lights of History: Great Writers" by John Lord (WM. H. Wise & Co, NYC, 1896)
—"The Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language: Dictionary of Errors" by Sherwin Cody (The Old Greek Press, 1905)
—"The Good Fellow's Toast Book" by George N. Madison (The Reilly & Britton Co., 1914)

Categories for Reading in 2013

Detective, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Chick-Lit & Women's Fic
Literary Fic
Children's & Young Adult
Poetry
Humor
Biographies & Memoirs
Organizational Tips
Parenting Tips
On Writing


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