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Edited: Jan 7, 2010, 7:17pm Top

I came into the group to find something beyond a 100 Challenge and found this instead! Now I will have to come up with 10 categories, some of which I will take for the 2009 one and some will be new and I have some ideas. I like the open-endedness of it, too.

This will keep track of the actual number of books I read, while the posts below will keep track of the categories. This way I only have to enter the books once.

Aug 24, 2009, 12:24pm Top

Welcome! It's a fun group to hang out with! You can always change your categories during the year to match what you're reading. Seeing people's categories is my favorite part.

Aug 24, 2009, 7:11pm Top

I used a similar format to extend my 999 Challenge which I finished last month, but nine categories, obviously, instead of ten. I almost have that finished, too - well, in that I have read at least one book in the nine categories of my extended 999. My ninth category should be finished August 25, I hope, but I have already read around 20 books for that challenge. I just love to read and seem to pick up one back after I have finished another.

Edited: Nov 7, 2010, 8:38am Top

Nineteenth Century Authors
1) Wuthering Heights - 1/27/2010

2) Emma - 3/23/2010

3) Growing Up in the 1850s - 5/16/2010

4) Dracula - 6/25/2010

5) Sense and Sensibility - 7/17/2010

6) Tess of the D'Urbervilles - 9/7/2010
7) Under the Greenwood Tree - 9/18/2010

8) The Well-Beloved Hardy - 10/5/2010

9) Tom Sawyer, Detective - 11/4/2010
10) Tom Sawyer Abroad - 11/6/2010

Edited: Nov 13, 2010, 9:42am Top

1) The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin - 2/15/2010
2) The Cat Who Went to Paris - 2/23/2010

3) A Cat Abroad - 6/7/2010

4) The Cat Who'll Live Forever - 6/13/2010

5) Marie Curie Quinn - 8/5/2010
6) American Lion - 8/19/2010

7) Steve and Me - 9/9/2010

8) Katie Up and Down the Hall - 10/1/2010 (ER)
9) The Christmas Chronicles Slover - 10/9/2010 (ER)
10) Louisa May - 10/23/2010

Edited: Oct 18, 2010, 10:01am Top

Authors Not Born in the US
1) Breath Winton - 1/16/2010 (Australian)

2) Love in the Time of Cholera - 2/15/2010 (Colombian)

3) The Witch of Portobello - 5/4/2010 (Brasilian)

4) Reflex Francis - 6/1/2010 (British)
5) The Sum of Our Days - 6/27/2010

6) The Thirteenth Tale - 8/10/2010
7) The Color of Magic - 8/11/2010
8) The Light Fantastic - 8/31/2010

9) Equal Rites - 9/27/2010

10) And Another Thing ... - 10/14/2010
11) Small Gods - 10/18/2010

Edited: Nov 13, 2010, 9:43am Top

Children/Young Adult
1) Wind in the Willows - 1/13/2010

2) After The Dancing Days - 3/6/2010
3) Stuart Little - 3/15/2010

4) Trumpet of the Swan - 4/30/2010

5) Peter Pan - 6/28/2010

6) The Nativity Sanderson - 7/12/2010 (ER)

7) The Westing Game - 8/12/2010

8) Skyclan's Destiny - 9/11/2010

9) The Bungalow Mystery - 10/6/2010
10) Mysterious Summer - 10/7/2010

Edited: Dec 22, 2010, 9:39am Top

Science Fiction/Fantasy
1) Star Trek Foster, the movie of 2009 - 1/10/10
2) Catalyst McCaffrey - 1/22/2010
3) Star Trek Log Eight - 1/30/2010

4) The Clone Wars - 2/5/2010
5) Star Trek Log Nine - 2/16/2010
6) Star Trek Log Ten - 2/21/2010
7) Paul of Dune - 2/28/2010

8) Titan Synthesis - 3/14/2010
9) Bradley's Sword of Avalon - 3/28/2010

10) Shards and Shadows - 4/4/2010
11) Star Wars Backlash - 4/25/2010

12) New Frontier Treason - 5/9/2010
13) Empire Card - 5/22/2010
14) Jumper Cable - 5/28/2010

15) Beneath The Raptor's Wing - 6/6/2010
16) Star Trek Seven Deadly Sins - 6/20/2010
17) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts (Star Trek (IDW)) - 6/26/2010

18) Star Wars Fate of the Jedi Allies - 7/9/2010
19) Provenance of Shadows - 7/30/2010

20) Star Wars The Force Unleashed Williams - 8/8/2010
21) The Fire and the Rose - 8/25/2010

22) The Star to Every Wandering - 9/15/2010

23) Dragongirl - 10/30/2010

24) Against All Things Ending - 11/2/2010
25) Out of the Cocoon - 11/4/2010
26) Lords and Ladies - 11/25/2010

27) Mort - 12/17/2010
28) Seize the Fire Martin - 12/22/2010

Edited: Dec 10, 2010, 2:58pm Top

1) Back on Murder - 1/9/2010 (ER)
2) Murder Most Divine Greenberg - 1/18/2010

3) Kisser Woods - 2/10/2010
4) Dare to Die - 2/11/2010

5) Lemon Meringue Pie Murder - 3/2/2010
6) Fudge Cupcake Murder - 3/18/2010

7) A River in the Sky - 4/17/2010
8) Cat of the Century - 4/21/2010
9) Wrecked Clark - 4/22/2010

10) Laughed 'Til He Died - 5/1/2010

11) Sugar Cookie Murder - 6/29/2010

12) The Pharos Objective - 7/19/2010
13) The Chocolate Jewel Case - 7/23/2010

14) Peach Cobbler Murder - 8/3/2010
15) Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme - 8/20/2010
16) Spider Bones - 8/27/2010

17) Cherry Cheesecake Murder - 9/4/2010
18) A Nose for Justice - 9/30/2010

19) Candy Cane Murder - 11/9/2010
20) The Seven Per-Cent Solution - 11/16/2010

21) Cat Under the Mistletoe - 12/10/2010

Edited: Dec 24, 2010, 12:34pm Top

General Fiction
1) The Cat who Came In From the Cold Masson - 1/14/2010

2) The Waterworks - 2/2/2010
3) God in Ruins - 2/8/2010
4) The Appeal John Grisham - 2/20/2010

5) Island of Betrayal - 3/5/2010 (ER)
6) The Cougar Club - 3/29/2010 (ER)

7) Recessional - 4/20/2010
8) Lucid Intervals - 4/26/2010
9) Foreign Body - 4/28/2010
10) The Chocolate Bridal Bash - 4/29/2010

11) Finding Jeena - 5/11/2010 (ER)
12) 4672::The Notebook - 5/23/2010

13) King of Torts - 7/6/2010
14) The Cider House Rules - 7/12/2010
15) Crisis Cook - 7/24/2010

16) Smokescreen Dick Francis - 8/1/2010
17) How To Wash A Cat - 8/14/2010
18) Coast Road - 8/21/2010

19) Sizzling Sixteen - 10/8/2010
20) The Bishop and the Three Kings - 10/15/2010
21) The Chocolate Snowman Murders - 10/16/2010

22) Playing the Game Bradford - 11/13/2010 (ER)
23) Cat Coming Home - 11/18/2010
24) Angels at Christmas - 11/20/2010
25) State of Fear - 11/23/2010

26) Santa Fe Edge - 12/2/2010
27) Return to Paradise - 12/7/2010
28) To Have and to Kill - 12/12/2010
29) Flight Lessons - 12/24/2010

Edited: Dec 30, 2010, 10:43am Top

General Non-fiction
1) The First Paul Borg - 2/7/2010
2) The First Christmas Borg - 2/22/2010

3) The Last Week - 3/1/2010
4) A Brief History of Scranton Pennsylvania - 3/6/2010

5) The Council of Dads - 5/14/2010 (ER)
6) Making the Rounds with Oscar - 5/19/2010
7) The Devil in the White City - 5/31/2010

8) Thunderstruck - 6/11/2010
9) Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry - 6/17/2010 (ER)
10) Wish You Were Here... Hiddlestone - 6/27/2010
11) Can You Trust a Tomato in January? - 6/30/2010

12) Industrial Pioneers Brown - 8/6/2010
13) Waiting on a Train - 8/23/2010

14) Rising from the Rails - 9/2/2010
15) Golden Gate Starr - 9/28/2010 (ER)

16) No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook - 10/19/2010

17) Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure - 11/14/2010
18) More Political Babble - 11/19/2010

19) The Innocent Man - 12/1/2010
20) Grant and Twain - 12/3/2010
21) Satan's Circus - 12/12/2010
22) Toward a True Kinship of Faiths - 12/14/2010
23) Live Longer, Live Better Gott - 12/21/2010
24) Dewey's Nine Lives -12/27/2010
25) Issac's Storm - 12/30/2010

Edited: Nov 29, 2010, 11:32am Top

Classic Authors
1) East of Eden - 1/7/2010

2) The Town: A Novel Faulkner - 3/9/2010

3) The Winter of Our Discontent - 4/11/10

4) The Last Tycoon - 6/22/2010

5) The Great Gatsby - 7/14/2010

6) Tender is the Night - 8/29/2010

7) This Side of Paradise - 9/17/2010

8) The Mansion - 10/10/2010

9) Cat's Cradle - 11/5/2010
10) Gulliver's Travels - 11/11/2010

Edited: Nov 9, 2010, 12:34pm Top

18th and 19th Century America
1) On Many a Bloody Field - 1/31/2010

2) The Day The American Revolution Began - 3/16/2010

3) Battle Cry of Freedom - 6/7/2010
4) Partisans and Redcoats - 6/21/2010

5) Shades of Gray James - 7/4/2010
6) Nothing Like It In the World - 7/27/2010

7) Rise to Rebellion - 9/21/2010

8) O'Hara's Choice - 10/4/2010
9) The Glorious Cause - 10/14/2010

10) The Attack and Defense of Little Round Top - 11/9/2010

Aug 24, 2009, 10:24pm Top

Sounds like some fun categories. I think lindapanzo is doing a Civil War category too.

Aug 25, 2009, 8:20am Top

Maybe I should also start another Civil War thread in January?

Aug 25, 2009, 10:02pm Top

I have a category for the War between states next year too.

Aug 25, 2009, 10:44pm Top

#15 if you're referring to the one over in the book talk group, I think it's still semi-active. At least I still see posts there occasionally. It's been going a long time!

I did civil war category in the 999 and found it to be one of the hardest categories - but enjoyable. I really had to make an effort to go find books to read - and ended up reading a lot of things I'd never have seen otherwise. I will be watching for all your civil war books next year.

Aug 26, 2009, 8:45am Top

I know about the Civil War thread - I started it, but I just figured new year - new thread.

I have been enjoying the Civil Wat books, especially when I started including books with the Civil War as background and not just books about the battles. The people are interesting, too.

Sep 28, 2009, 10:16am Top

On 9/28 I added Revolutionary War to my Civil War category because I noticed that I have a number of books about that war on my shelves and also thought I'd break out and try something "new."

Oct 1, 2009, 5:43pm Top

Hi Koalamom, we share some of the same categories - mystery, fantasy and YA - so I will be interested to see how you fill in those categories in particular. I'm looking forward to January and the start of this challenge.

Oct 2, 2009, 8:40am Top

me, too - to both questions

picking out books is "like eating from a box of chocolates" as I misquote that famous line - you never know what you are going to feel like reading and you never know how a book is going to affect you - you may love i t before you read and find it's terrible or read it begrudgingly and find a new friend

Dec 12, 2009, 8:29am Top

only two weeks and five days until I can finally start this thread - I have read over 150 books this year (as of 12/12/09) and may have a couple more before 2009 ends

Jan 7, 2010, 7:19pm Top

There on January 7, 2010 I started this challenge.

Jan 10, 2010, 9:51pm Top

1/10/10 - three books since the first of the year and in three different categories - not bad

Jan 13, 2010, 9:37am Top

four books as of today and four different categories

how long before I add a second book to a category but still have categories to fill?

Jan 13, 2010, 9:50am Top

In some ways it's nice to have so many options to pick from but it's also difficult in narrowing the choice down to what to read next. I've also taken the What category haven't I touched yet approach.

Jan 14, 2010, 8:46am Top

I'll do that, too. I already know that I have a couple of book son my reading table that will go into the same category - just not sure yet which, but they are library books so I have to read them and get them back.

Edited: Jan 17, 2010, 7:55am Top

As of today I have read 6 books each in a different category. I have two books on my table and both will be second books in two of the categories. I have decided to get one book from each of the four remaining and put them on my table, thus completing my only rule of at least one in each category though I do hope that I can actually read more than one in each.

Jan 18, 2010, 9:12am Top

first double today before I got to read one of each

Jan 30, 2010, 8:43pm Top

10 books finished in January alone - maybe eleven

Jan 31, 2010, 3:12pm Top

yep - made eleven books in January - if I keep up this pace I'll have read 132 books and I am shooting for 150 - that's doable - I have been known to read more than one book in a day!

Feb 7, 2010, 3:31pm Top

just missing that bio of Ben Franklin that I have on my table to give me at least one book in each category

then I shall strive to get at least two in each, but I may not push that as much, but I should have one in each by the end of February

Feb 15, 2010, 10:59am Top

Today I have completed the first part of the challenge - to read one book in each of ten categories - I will endeavor to read at least one more in each (or more) and will now go on to read 150 books by the end of the year.

Feb 15, 2010, 4:18pm Top

two finished in one day - been at both for about a week

Feb 16, 2010, 11:06pm Top

I like the title of the biography you just finished. How did you like the book?

Edited: Feb 17, 2010, 8:27am Top

It was very good.

I did a review.

I learned a lot about Franklin that I didn't know.

Mar 1, 2010, 8:20am Top

I read 14 books in February - that's one every other day,

Mar 23, 2010, 7:09pm Top

As of March 23, I have read at least two books in each category. Finished Emma today and have to admit while I didn't really like Pride and Prejudice I did like this one though it did start to drag a bit - but in terms of the times it was written in, it was probably just right.

Apr 3, 2010, 2:09pm Top

11 books in March

Apr 22, 2010, 3:32pm Top

thought because of my illness and the 50th anniversary stuff at the library that I would get behind in my reading for April, but I just finished my fourth book in as many days - guess it just depends on what you are reading!

Apr 26, 2010, 1:24pm Top

seemed to have made up for lost time in the past week

Apr 30, 2010, 10:13am Top

actually managed to read 11 books in April despite being sick for the first two weeks!

Apr 30, 2010, 10:17am Top

# books read per month for the first four months


total 49 - missed a couple in March

May 1, 2010, 3:37pm Top

May 1st - one third of the way toward my goal of 150 books in 2010

May 31, 2010, 9:39am Top

End of May - have read 11 books this month, bringing my total to 60 so far this year

almost didn't think I'd make the 60th, but the book The Devil in the White City proved to be one I couldn't put down - thanks, Sarah, for lending it to me)

Jun 7, 2010, 11:05am Top

as of today - only one category where I haven't read at least three books - and I ma almost done with that, too (biography)

Jun 7, 2010, 2:20pm Top

wow - finished two in one day - ok, I had started each a while a go - well one a while a go and the other yesterday - this (A Cat Abroad) now makes three books in every category

Jun 26, 2010, 9:24am Top

as of yesterday I have read four books in each category

I am not sure that I will actually do ten in each, but that isn't part of the rules, just tradition

I am into number 72 Sum of Our Days but do not think I can actually make 75 books, to get half way to my goal half way through 2010, but I will come close

Jun 27, 2010, 7:07pm Top

maybe I will make 75 before the end of June???

Jun 28, 2010, 7:03pm Top

Yes, I did it! I managed to read half the number of books in my quota by the end of the first half of the year.

Edited: Jun 30, 2010, 4:05pm Top

I read 16 books in June and am over half way to attaining my goal for 2010.

I have also read at least five books in all but three categories and I have a book ready to start for one of those (Civil War). This leaves 19th Century and Classic American to read a fifth book for.

Jul 4, 2010, 4:55pm Top

how interesting to finish a book set in the Civil War on July 4

Jul 30, 2010, 4:23pm Top

12 books read in July and a total of 89 books read in seven months

61 to go in five months - that's 12 a month plus 1 more - doable depending on the books

Aug 5, 2010, 9:28pm Top

as of this date I have read at leas five books in each category
I'll now make an effort to get that to six in each
doubtful I shall make ten in each, but one step at a time

Aug 19, 2010, 12:20pm Top

as of 8/19 I am at 99 and 100 is in the works - and I think two more as well

Aug 20, 2010, 7:05pm Top

August 20, 2010 - 100 books read - fifty to go by December 31

Aug 30, 2010, 8:20am Top

I read 15 books in August.
I need only 45 books to make 150 by the end of the year.
I only need one more book in 19th century authors to make it six that I have read in all ten categories.
I then need one book in four categories to make it seven in each. I may not make ten in each but I am going to get as close as I can, but I will make the 150 books for the year (only need 11 a month plus 1).

Aug 31, 2010, 1:05pm Top

Make that 16 books in August and only 44 left to make 150 for the year. I think I am obsessing here. Do I read too much? I should be able to reach my goal - maybe even surpass it.

Aug 31, 2010, 1:11pm Top

Reading too much? Obsessing over books? Oh, surely not. Here at LT we are such moderate types!! :-)

Good luck on reaching your goal.

Edited: Aug 31, 2010, 7:07pm Top

It's good to hear someone say that. The only one I know, personally, who reads more than me is my son - I guess he's a chip off the old block - and it's generational - my mom was always reading, too - sometimes 6 or 7 at a time - she'd just line them up and read what hit her fancy at that moment!

Sep 1, 2010, 1:56pm Top

It runs in my family too, my Mom is a huge reader and all three of us kids are readers as well. I have a daughter who loves reading and a step-daughter who I have introduced to reading and now always has a book on the go. We are trying to introduce the kids to as many books as we can in the hope of more readers in the family. I think it is such a gift, you are never alone when you have a book in your hand.

Sep 2, 2010, 4:31pm Top

yeah - we read to the kids every night - one book each (we have a daughter too - she reads a bit as well and some in Portuguese) - both my husband and myself feel reading is essential

Sep 22, 2010, 7:49am Top

As of yesterday, I have now read at least seven books in all ten categories. I will attempt to make it eight, but doubt I'll hit ten.

Sep 30, 2010, 8:46am Top

Eleven for September and only 33 to go for the year - that's 11 a month

am currently reading one but have 200 pages to go so may not finish it by midnight

Sep 30, 2010, 4:43pm Top

make that 12 for September - I did mange to finish that book after all - and it isn't even five o'clock yet (pm)

Sep 30, 2010, 10:27pm Top

You're making excellent progress - keep up the good work!!

Oct 1, 2010, 5:36pm Top

And I just finished one more - 31 to go

Oct 11, 2010, 9:32am Top

As of yesterday - 10/10/10 - I have completed reading eight books in each of my ten categories.

I have two categories where I only need one more book to finish 10, which I may be able to do, and three others that require two more to make ten. I am not pushing myself to do so and am more interested in completing 150 - and actually think I have done pretty good!

We shall see.

Oct 24, 2010, 6:02pm Top

As of this date I only need to read 17 books to complete my quest of 150 books by the end of 2010.

I also only need two more books from my categories 19th century authors (and I have one on my table) and Classic (again one is on my table) and I need one more from my category representing 19th and 19th Century America.

Maybe I can make both goals happen?

Oct 30, 2010, 4:23pm Top

October - 16 books read

I now have only 16 books to read to make 150 and that would mean 8 books for each of the next two months - shouldn't be too hard

I have three categories left to read two books each in to make it ten for each category - this would be nice but I am not going to worry about it - I have one book of each on my table to read so I will make it to nine in each category

Nov 5, 2010, 7:04pm Top

12 books to 150 and only one book in three categories to complete my 10-10-10 Challenge and I have those on my table right now

Not long ago I didn't feel I would finish the 10-10-10 and now I'll do it before the end of November,

Nov 7, 2010, 8:41am Top

11 to go for 150

just 1 more book each in two different categories to finish my 10-10-10 and I am a third of the way through one of those - should have this part done very soon and I should go over 150

I read a lot, like most but then can't remember half of them later on! I guess I enjoy for the moment.

Nov 9, 2010, 12:35pm Top

10 to go to the 150th

and only one category that needs its tenth book and that is already half finished and should be done by the end of the week

I didn't think I'd finish the category challenge but never had doubts of finishing the 150 books in 2010.

Nov 9, 2010, 2:29pm Top

9 to go to make 150 - finished two in one day - well the last was short, but seasonal

Edited: Nov 10, 2010, 9:30am Top

8 - well, actually I decided that the book I was claiming is really just a part of a three book volume written by the same author

after putting Candy Cane Murder in with Laura Levine as author, I discovered it just pointed to the one with Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier (same person???) so I will count Candy Cane Murder as one book of three parts and leave it at that
so as of right now it's still 9 to go

Nov 11, 2010, 8:16am Top

this time it is 8 left to read, for sure and with a little twist of a category name I have completed the 10/10/10 category

Edited: Nov 13, 2010, 9:49am Top

I discovered that I actually have an eleventh category here - Early Reviewers - and I have read 10 books in that category read as of this date and the eleventh almost finished, to be added soon. I have marked these book (ER) in their respective "other" categories.

Nov 13, 2010, 4:02pm Top

7 to go and I have two on my table ready to read

Nov 15, 2010, 7:50am Top

only 6 left to read to make 150 - how many will I get done before the end of November to leave the "gravy" for December??

Nov 19, 2010, 9:03am Top

somehow I forgot to mention 5 to go and now it's 4 to go with one on the table and one waiting for me at the library - dare I think that I can actually make 150 before the end of November, but I am a pessimist

Nov 19, 2010, 12:32pm Top

3 to go

Nov 20, 2010, 12:56pm Top

only 2 left to read for 150

Nov 22, 2010, 2:40pm Top

Almost there!

Nov 24, 2010, 8:46am Top

yep - and now only one more to read and I have that already on my table - looks like I'll make the 150 mark before the end of November - little birthday present to myself

Nov 26, 2010, 8:48am Top

And let it be known that on November 25, 2010 Thanksgiving Day (night actually) I finished my 150th book for the year 2010 - and will continue to read, of course - and the last book was a Fantasy

and now on to 160?

Nov 26, 2010, 9:32am Top

Wow! Congrats on hitting the 150 mark for this year!

Nov 26, 2010, 10:01am Top

Congratulations on hitting your target.

Nov 26, 2010, 10:58pm Top

Congratulations on completing your 1010 Challenge.

Nov 29, 2010, 11:31am Top

thank you everyone!

Nov 29, 2010, 11:33am Top

I read 17 books in November - and anything in December will be gravy - and as of now I have two on my table and one almost at the library that I have been waiting ages for!

Nov 29, 2010, 8:57pm Top


Dec 1, 2010, 3:34pm Top

and here's number 151 - all December books are extra

Dec 21, 2010, 5:46pm Top

as of dec 21 - 10 books past 150 and 5 are non-fiction

Dec 27, 2010, 3:14pm Top

Entered book 163 which may also be the last book I read for 2010 - my six non-fiction of December no less- but it was about Dewey - a cat

This will make 13 books for December and 163 for the year - unless I do mange to read one more but no more than that - then onto 2011

there will be no limits/no goals in 2011 - just a recording of what I have read in a particular month - I want to read because I like the books, not to meet a goal which may make me read to the goal and not for the pleasure of the book

Dec 30, 2010, 10:45am Top

this time, definitely, last book for 2010 - 164 for year and 14 for December and a lot of non-fiction

joining LT has definitely broadened my reading selections

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