Thursday, September 03, 2009

2 More Challenges Finished

I absolutely loved this challenge hosted by J.Kaye at J.Kaye's Book Blog, loved it so much that I'm going to keep going with the YA reads & reviews. There are just too many fantastic YA novels out there to stop now! (hey you never know, I might get it completed twice lol.) This is one I definitely want to participate in again next year so J.Kaye I hope this one is on your 'run' list  for 2010 :-)

Ok here's my list of YA novels completed - Click on the title to see my reviews

Long Night Dance by Betsy James

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

Willow by Julia Hoban

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I chose the Mor-book-ly Obese challenge - 6 or more chunksters (450 pages or more of Adult literature) OR three tomes of 750 pages or more. My completed list is:

Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong - 462 pages

Tribute by Nora Roberts - 451 pages

Royal Blood by Rona Sharon - 490 pages

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult - 477 pages

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson - 465 pages

Stolen by Kelley Armstrong - 532 pages

To Dance With Kings by Rosalind Laker - 624 pages

This month on The Eclectic Reader you could win Fire by Kristen Cashore OR Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick OR Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome


  1. Kudos for finishing two challenges

    Now finish two more :D

  2. LOL April, trouble is I do the easy, fun ones and leave the hard ones like the TBR challenge!!

  3. Congratulations! I'm listening to If I Stay right now.

  4. Congratulations on finishing two more. Well down, now to tackle the TBR one LOL. You've still got a few months!

  5. Congrats :)
    I am so not finishing one challenge I meant to do since I haven't even started it

  6. Well done you. Fabulous challenges to finish. I managed the YA one with ease, but I am struggling with the Chunkster - too many books to read, so put off by the chunkies.

  7. Good job on finishing those challenges. Next year I'm going to join the Chunkster Challenge.

  8. Amazing! Congrats on finishing TWO challenges....I wouldn't even try! Good for you!

  9. Awesome Job! I wish I could read as fast as you!

  10. Congrats! I've read The Summoning, The Awakening and If I Stay to! Need to review the two latter though. When I come to think of it I'm just one book away from finishing this challenge myself.

  11. Way to go!

    @ Vivienne, LMAO @ "too many books to read, so put off by the chunkies." You are so funny! Thanks for the gr8 laugh, Viv.

  12. WAY TO GO!!! :) Doesn't it feel so good to be finished? It would for me if I didn't keep signing up for more. (lol)

  13. Back again :)

    Left you an award over at my place

  14. stacybuckeye ~ Hope you're loving If I Stay, it was a favourite this year.

    Alaine ~ but I don't want to read the tbr's, I have so many new, fun books to read and I seriously don't want to read the ones I put on my list in January. Maybe that's one challenge I'm not going to finish.

    Blodeuedd ~ LOL I'm with you there, I think I've started all of them but there are 2 that I know I'm not going to finish cause I don't even try!

    nanscorner ~ I'm going to do the chunkster challenge again next year and I think I'll stick with the same level.

    Viv ~ I loved the YA challenge, I'm still on a YA binge. Chunkster wasn't too bad but I did choose the level 450 pages and above so not too stressful.

    Bingo ~ I've really enjoyed the challenges, they help me stay focused but I will cut out the ones I haven't enjoyed.

  15. Krista ~ LOL don't worry there have been plenty of weeks where I've been flat out getting one book read. I wish I could speed read, that would be cool!

    Ladybug ~ yay get it done, but then you know you're stuck with the ones you keep putting off LOL

    Diane ~ thanks. I'm like Viv except not with chunkies it's with my tbr challenge (they're so boring.) It's way too easy to go pick up something more exciting

    J.Kaye ~ LMAO thanks for giving me ideas, sign up for something else and give myself the perfect excuse for not commpleting my tbr challenge. LOVE IT!!

  16. If you want a truly worthy "chunkster", try MM Kaye's THE FAR PAVILIONS. At 955 pages, it's a doorstop of a book, but I guarantee her characters will live in your heart forever!

  17. Congrats, two challenges! Wow! I haven't finished any of the ones I'm in. I'm not really good on the whole challenge thing, lol. Sometimes, I think I like being difficult.

    Dottie :)

  18. Hi TeddyRee!
    Way to go finishing TWO challenges already! Impressive! I've fallen behind in all four of the reading challenges I joined... but the year's not over yet!!! LOL

  19. Em ~ holy cow, now THAT'S a chunkster! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Dottie ~ too funny, I think I should give up on a couple as a bad joke!

    Christine ~ now that's a positive attitude, "the year's not over yet." I should gain some motivation from that fact, but nah, there I go straight back into procrastination looking for a new challenge to join LOL

  20. Congrats on finishing these challenges. Those YA books are all books that I've read or want to read!

  21. How cool - two challenges finished! I really need to get with it. I have three I am involved in and have hardly made any progress with everything else I have been reading!

  22. ohh no! I have done only 6 for the YA challenge :(

    but CONGRATS!!!!!!!


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