Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Challenges Update

This is my challenge update post for this week's Weekly Geeks.

Are you ready? I'm not sure I am but we will see how it goes! Bear in mind that I have managed to complete 3 challenges so far this year, so I won't be mentioning those again in this post.

Pub 08 Challenge

Of the books that I originally nominated for this challenge, I own both Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith and Fire Study by Maria V Snyder, but I haven't started reading them yet.

I have Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland, The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin The Pyjama Girls of Lambert Square by Sara Donati and The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig out from the library at the moment. I will get to them in the next few weeks.

I have read People of the Book by Geraldine Brook, but not written the review yet, but have both read and reviewed The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott.

Romance Reading Challenge

Not much movement on this challenge recently. I have read two of the books that I nominated (Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan, Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter and Mine Til Midnight by Lisa Kleypas). I still need to read The Huntress by Susan Carroll and The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick.

Chunkster Challenge

I have read (and reviewed) all of the books that I nominated for this challenge except for Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden. I currently have this book out of the library so should get to it soon.

Pulitzer Project

Wow...haven't made any progress on this long term challenge. I have just requested The Known World because I am going to read something for this challenge soon.

The Complete Booker

I have managed to read a few books for this long term challenge. I need to have a look at my lists and request the next book from the library for this one.

The Orange Prize Project

I just finished a book for this project...just need to write the review!

100+ Reading Challenge

Today I read my 93rd book of the year, so I should be able to finish this challenge in the next 3 or 4 weeks tops!

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Of the six books I nominated for this challenge I have read four, plus one of the alternate books I listed. Now I just need to finish off some of the reviews! One of the books was the one that I read today, so it's still pretty fresh in my mind!

Heard It Through the Grapevine Challenge

I was quite surprised when I looked at the list of books that I nominated for this challenge and found that I had actually read one! I have the other two books out from the library at the moment, so will hopefully get to them soon!

Stephenie Meyer Mini Challenge

I am currently reading The Host, and I am no. 10 in the queue for Breaking Dawn at the library so I think I have this challenge pretty much under control.


  1. 93 books already this year? Wow! Just wow!

  2. I can't believe you've read 93 books already, congrats! What has been your favorite book so far?

  3. Hi, thanks for the welcome comment. How do you manage so many book challenges? crazy.

  4. I think my favourite so far this year is the book I am reading at the moment - The Host by Stephenie Meyer!

  5. Wow you must be the book Goddess! I probably be lucky if I read 93 in a year! Way to go :-)

  6. You are an impressive reader and challenge participant!