Sunday, January 2, 2011

Reading Challenges for 2011


Yes I said challenges not challenge!  I was so proud of myself for reading through 59 books in 2010. (actually 61 since we were able to get a couple more books in before the end of 2010) I decided to sign up once again for the 100+ Reading Challenge!  I am excited this year to see how many books I will actually read. I already have a huge stack on my nightstand just wanting to be read!



I am also once again going to be joining in the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge.  All the library books that are read will be noted with this (library) after all books read from our library.  We are huge library supporters here! We love our library and our wonderful librarians! I would be so lost without them!


This year I am also signing up for the Winners Challenge. This challenge is to read award winning books for young people! After each award winning book we read I will have (winner).

I decided to add one more reading challenge to the ones I have already listed above. I will be participating in the 52 books in 52 weeks Challenge!


I will be keeping all the lists of our books read here on this page. I have decided this year I will be keeping track of ALL the books we read both my books and all the books I read to the boy’s, both picture and chapter books. That in itself will be a challenge. I will keep our lists separate to make it a bit easier to keep track.

Would anyone like to join me? You can sign up for any of the challenges by clicking on the links or buttons above!

Happy Reading!!


Michele’s Reading:

  1. The Little Book of Snowflakes~Kenneth Libbrecht (library)
  2. The Search~Suzanne Woods Fisher (review)
  3. The Butterfly Effect~Andy Andrews (library)
  4. The Testings of Devotion: The Heavenly Host~Cheryl Dellasega (review)
  5. An Unlikely Blessing~Judy Baer (review) **
  6. The Search~Suzanne Woods Fisher (review)
  7. Heaven is for Real~Todd Burpo (audiobook, review)
  8. The Mountain’s Bow Down~Sibella Giorello (review) **
  9. A Trail of Ink~Mel Starr (review)**
  10. Beside Still Waters~Tricia Goyer(review)**
  11. Mine is the Night~Liz Curtis Higgs (review)**
  12. Point of No Return~Susan May Warren (review)
  13. Mission: Out of Control~Susan May Warren (review)
  14. Undercover Pursuit~Susan May Warren (review)
  15. How Huge the Night~Heather & Lydia Munn (review)**
  16. A Reluctant Queen~Joan Wolf (review)**
  17. Breath of Angel~Karyn Henley (review)**
  18. Imaginary Jesus~Matt Mikalatos (kindle)
  19. Dead as A Doornail~Charlaine Harris (audiobook, library)**
  20. Definitely Dead~Charlaine Harris (audiobook, library)**
  21. Beneath the Night Tree~Nichole Baart
  22. Ashes, Ashes~ (audiobook, review)**
  23. Addie Slaughter (review)
  24. All Together Dead~Charlaine Harris (audiobook, library)**
  25. The Hiding Place~Corrie Ten Boom
  26. From Dead to Worse~Charlaine Harris (audiobook, library) **
  27. Across the Wide River~Stephanie Reed **
  28. Grave Sight~Charlaine Harris (library) **
  29. Dead and Gone~Charlaine Harris (audiobook,           library**
  30. Beneath the Night Tree~Nicole Baart (review) **
  31. Blue Skies Tomorrow~Sarah Sundin (review) **
  32. Dead in the Family~Charlaine Harris (audiobook, library)**
  33. The Island of Heavenly Daze~Angela Hunt & Lori Copeland (library)**
  34. Grace in Autumn~Angela Hunt & Lori Copeland (library)**
  35. Reclaiming Lily~Patti Lacy (review) **
  36. Refuge on Crescent Hill~Melanie B. Dobson (review) **
  37. A Lasting Impression~Tamera Alexander (review)**
  38. Remembering You~Tricia Goyer (review)**
  39. Christmas At Harrington’s~Melody Carlson

The Boy’s Reading (Picture Books)

  1. Winter on the Farm (My First Little House Books)
  2. Sunshine Makes the Seasons Lets Read and Find Out About Science Stage 2
  3. Snowflake Bentley~Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  4. Why Do Bears Sleep All Winter~A Book About Hibernations(A First Fact Book) (Library)
  5. The Big Snow~Berta Hader
  6. Grandmother Winter~Phyllis Root
  7. Winter An Alphabet Acrostic~Steven Schnur
  8. The Three Snow Bears~Jan Brett (library)
  9. Substitute Groundhog~Pat Miller (library)
  10. Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather~Bruce Koscieniak (library)
  11. God Gave Us the World~Lisa Tawn Bergren (review)
  12. The Dragon & the Turtle Go on Safari~Donita K. Paul (review)
  13. There’s No Place Like Space: All About the Solar System~Trish Rabe
  14. The Berenstain Bears on the Moon~Stan and Jan Berenstain
  15. The Moon Book~ Gail Gibbons
  16. The Sea of Tranquility~Mark Haddon
  17. Goodnight Moon~Margret Wise Brown
  18. A is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A-Z (library)
  19. What the Moon is Like: Let’s Read and Find Out About Science (library)
  20. Gravity is a Mystery: Let’s Read and Find Out About Science (library)
  21. George Washington, Farmer, Solider, President~
  22. Space Hero’s Amazing Astronauts~DK reader (library)
  23. New Clothes for New Year’s Day~Hyun-joo Bae
  24. Ruby’s Wish~Shirin Yim and Sophie Blackall
  25. Bee Bim Bop~Linda Sue Park and Ho Baek Lee
  26. Corn~Gail Gibbons (library)
  27. The Life & Times of Corn~Charles Micucci (library)
  28. That’s When I talk to God~Dan & Ali Morrow (review)**
  29. Usborne Lift A Flap Creepy Crawlies
  30. Tea with the Queen~ Catherine and Peter Boyce
  31. Tiger Lift a Flap book
  32. The Great Kapok Tree~Lynne Cherry
  33. The M&M’s brand counting book (library)
  34. The Hershey Kisses Addition Book  (library)
  35. I love Chocolate~Davide Cali (library)
  36. The Hershey Kisses Subtraction Book (library)
  37. The Hershey Kisses Weights & Measures Book (library)
  38. Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot~Margot Theis Raien
  39. Chocolate Island~Usborne Young Puzzlers Adventures
  40. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus~Mo Willems (library)
  41. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late~Mo Willems (library)
  42. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy~Mo Willems (library)
  43. Olivia and the Haunted Hotel~Jodie Shepard (library)
  44. There’s A Bird on Your Head (Elephant & Piggie)~Mo Willems (library)
  45. My Friend is Sad (Elephant & Piggie) Mo Willems (library)
  46. I Love My New Toy (Elephant & Piggie) Mo Willems (library)
  47. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Fraction Book (library)
  48. Have you Filled Your Bucket Today?~Carol McCloud (library)
  49. The Sea Chest~Toni Buzzeo (library) **
  50. Sharks~Gail Gibbons (library)
  51. Sharks~National Geographic Kids (library)
  52. Sharks~Time for Kids (library)
  53. All About Sharks~Jim Arnosky (library)
  54. 100 Things You Should Know About Sharks~Steve Parker (library)
  55. Ten Apples Up On Top~Dr. Seuss (library)
  56. Apple Fractions~Jerry Pallotta (library)
  57. Green Grass and White Milk~Aliki (library)
  58. Apples~Gail Gibbons (Iibrary)
  59. Apple Trees~Dorothy~Henshaw Patent (library)
  60. The Life & Times of the Apple~Charles Micvcci (library)
  61. Applesauce Season~Paul Showers (library)
  62. The Milk Makers~Gail Gibbons (library)
  63. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember~Dr. Seuss (library)
  64. Cranberry Halloween~Wende & Harry Devlin (library)**
  65. Behind the Mask~Yang Sook Choi (library)**
  66. The Runaway Pumpkin~Kevin Lewis (library)
  67. Too Many Pumpkins~
  68. Pumpkin Jack~Will Hubbell (library) **
  69. A Picture Book of God 3 in 1~ **
  70. Explorers Who God Lost **
  71. A House for Hermit Crab~Eric Carle (library) **
  72. Diary of a Fly~Doreen Crokin (library) **
  73. Fireboat~ (library)**
  74. September Roses~** (library)
  75. How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin~Margaret McNamara (library)**
  76. The Thanksgiving Door~Debbie Atwell (library)**
  77. The First Thanksgiving (A counting story)~Laura Krauss Melmed (library)**
  78. Squanto’s Journey~Joseph Bruchac (library)**
  79. Goody O’ Grumpity~Carol Ryrie Brink (library)
  80. In November~Cynthia Ryland (library)**

The Boy’s Reading (Chapter Books)

  1. Day of the Blizzard~Marietta Moskin
  2. Winter Rescue (Sugar Creek Gang #3)~Paul Hutchens (library)
  3. Neil Armstrong~COFA**
  4. The Trumpet of the Swan~E.B. White**
  5. Journey to the Cross~Helen Haidle**
  6. The Imagination Station Voyage with the Vikings~Adventures in Odyssey
  7. The Mystery in Chocolate Town~Carole Marsh
  8. Chocolate by Hershey~Betty Burford
  9. The Pink Motel~Carol Ryrie Brink (Library) **
  10. Milton Hershey COFA  **
  11. Runaway Ralph~Beverly Cleary (library) **
  12. The Great Shark Escape~Magic School Bus #7
  13. The Boxcar Children Surprise Island~Gertrude Chandler Warner
  14. The Wizard of Oz~ (kindle)
  15. Wonderstruck~Brian Selznick (library) **
  16. Stories of the Pilgrims~ (kindle)**


Debbie said...

I'll join you on the 100+ one and maybe the Winners Challenge. What is the number for the Winners Challenge? The post didn't say. Do picture books count? : )

Michele said...

Debbie here is the link for the Winners Challenge.
The number for the winners it 25. I should go and change those links.

mom25mcclains said...

I think I will join you Michele!