Sunday, December 02, 2007

50 Book Challenge- FINISHED!!

I made it! What a fun challenge, although scary to see how many books I read when I didn't do anywhere my normal this year because we had such a crazy busy year .... Here's the whole list (please note how the year started with a diet book and will probably end with one too - no pounds lost in between):

I've joined a challenge at to read 50 Books in 2007. Here's my list so far. I'm going to get back in the habit of adding the date read. It was looking touch and go during our move, but I feel confident I'll read 50+ by the time we're knocking back the eggnog. A few of the books are from my friend, Nikki's, who is doing the British "Read Along with Richard and Judy."

1. The Fat SMASH Diet (1/3 too rigid)
2. The Rescuer, Dee Henderson (#6 O'Malley Series) (1/26)
3. Be My Valentine, Debbie Macomber (1/27)
4. Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (1/30)
5. Maggie's Miracle, Karen Kingsbury
6. The Witness, Dee Henderson --- VERY good mystery, Christian writer
7. Family, Karen Kingsbury
8. Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
9. The Winter Lodge, Susan Wiggs
10. The Undomestic Goddess, Sophie Kinsella (I'm really enjoying her books - light and funny)
11. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
12. Shopaholic Ties the Knot
13. Shopaholic and Sister
14. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
15. Inside My Heart, Robin McGraw
16. Crime and Clutter, Cyndy Salzmann
17. Chocolate Cat Caper, JoAnna Carl
18. Before I Wake, Dee Henderson (a cliffhanger, first in the series)
19. Death Dines at 8:30 - a great collection of culinary short mysteries!
20. Chicks with Sticks (It's a Purl Thing) - it's a teen book but really cute and one of the main character also crochets
21. A Dash of Death, Claudia Bishop -- another culinary mystery
22. The Loop, Nicholas Evans -- such a wonderful read
23. 6 Rainier Drive, Debbie Macomber
24. Shopaholic and Baby,
25. Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral, Kris Radish
26. QBQ! Question Behind the Question
27. The Madonnas of Leningrad
28. Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, Kris Radish
29. Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly, Robert Dalby
30. Country Brides, Debbie Macomber
31. Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
32. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Paul Torday (* from a British Must-Read list)
33. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught, Neta Jackson
34. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (7/22)
35. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (#6) (7/26)
36. How to Talk to a Widower, Jonathan Tropper (* from a British Must-Read list) (7/27)
37. Out to Pasture, Effie Leland Wilder (7/19)
38. The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs (7/28)
39. The Savage Garden, (British List, Mark Mills (7/27)
40. The Mill House, Paul McCusker (8/17)
41. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (#5)
42. A Good Day to Die, Simon Kernick (I can't get his other book on my must-read-list)
43. Scots on the Rocks: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery, by Mary Daheim
44. The Summer I Dared, Barbara Delinski (swap rec'd)
45. Blood Orange Brewing, Laura Childs
46. Sunday List of Dreams, Kris Radish (not my style)
47. Sugar Cookie Murder, Joanne Fluke
48. The Magician's Nephew, CS Lewis
49. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
50. Playing for Pizza, John Grisham
51. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Joanne Fluke
52. Strawberry Shortcake Murder, Joanne Fluke
53. Blueberry Muffin Murder, Joanne Fluke
54. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, Joanne Fluke
55. Fudge Cupcake Murder, Joanne Fluke
56. Peach Cobbler Murder, Joanne Fluke
57. The Main Corpse, Diane Mott Davidson
(my streak of culinary mysteries has my daughter a little worried! LOL!!)


Devonshire said...

I some great books to add if you are interested.....

knitphomaniac said...

50 books in one year?!?! yimminy! I'm lucky if I can find the time to read a book a month! lol! :) More power to ya! It looks like a great reading list so far!

NotSoCarbonNeutral said...

Hey Shawnee, I am reading the Savage Garden by Mark Mills this week. I thinks it's great so if you ever get that far down the list, let me know what you think.
P.S. Did you ever get my parcel of tea and biscuits?

Mystery Pal said...

I love to read as well! However, I spend so much time with my knitting that I don't get to crack books open as much anymore. And my husband doesn't work at Half Price Books now so no more cheap books for me!

Mystery Pal said...

And I should also mention that I've been working hard on your package and I think you're going to love it!!

Dorothy said...

I read the Narnia series a few years ago. It's so good!

Crochetoholic Debb said...

oh my your almost there ...wowwwy....good for you... :) I have probably made the grade too, maybe for 2008 I will start one...


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