Sunday, December 6, 2009

Reading from My Shelves Project 2010

I had vowed not to do any challenges in 2010 and instead concentrate on reading the books I already own.
But, Diane from Bibliophile by the Sea has come up with the perfect challenge: Read from your shelves project for 2010. I am committing myself to 24. I should certainly be able to read 2 books a month for the challenge but I certainly hope to get many more off the shelves and out of here than 24. Most of them will not be reviewed.
Does this sound like something you'd like to do as well? If so, feel free to join in:
  • grab the button
  • decide how many books you want to read from your shelves (minimum of 20 - no maximum)
  • find a new home for the books once you read them
  • post the titles and the authors of books you've read and passed on
  • project runs from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
  • crossover challenge books are allowed
Here's my list:

  1. Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill
  2. If There be Dragons by Kay Hooper
  3. Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amonte
  4. The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell
  5. Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo
  6. Stirring up Strife by J.B. Stanley
  7. Death in a Cold Hard Light by Francine Mathews
  8. Other People's Skeletons by Julie Smith
  9. The Art of French Kissing by Kristin Harmel
  10. Who Rides a Tiger by Doris Miles Disney
  11. Miss Julia Renews her Vows by Ann B. Ross
  12. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart
  13. The Father's Day Murder by Lee Harris
  14. Dead Water by Ngaio Marsh
  15. The Sexiest Man Alive by Diana Holquist
  16. Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh
  17. Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh
  18. Saving CeeCeeHoneycutt
  19. Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer
  20. Stand-In for Murder by Lynn Bradley
  21. No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer
  22. The Last Curve by Margaret Allison
  23. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
  24. Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes
  25. The Medium is Murder by Molly McKettereck
  26. High Marks for Murder by Rebecca Kent
  27. Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts
  28. Angel by Carla Neggers
  29. The Dead Room by Heather Graham
  30. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  31. War on the Margins by Libby Cone
  32. Rough Justice by Lisa Scottoline
  33. The Fourth Perimeter by Tim Green
  34. The Target by Catherine Coulter
  35. Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas
  36. Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
  37. Buried Evidence by Nancy Rosenberg
  38. Peppermint Twisted by Sammi Carter
  39. The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch
  40. The Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb
  41. Southern Fried by Cathy Pickens
  42. Death by Inferior Design by Leslie Caine
  43. Cooked Goose by G.A. McKevett
  44. The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh
  45. The Homecoming by Jillian Hart
  46. TradeWind by M.M. Kaye
  47. Saffron Skies by Lesley Lokko
  48. Saffron Dreams by Shailah Abdullah
  49. Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
  50. A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal
  51. Lethal Justice by Fern Michaels
  52. Silent Killer by Beverly Barton
  53. Too Hot to Handle by Robin Kaye
  54. Run for your Life by Andrea Kane
  55. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippmann
  56. Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase
  57. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
  58. Spiced to Death by Peter King
  59. Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst
  60. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (DNF so awful)
  61. Interred With Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell
  62. Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth George
  63. Death on the Lizard by Robin Paige
  64. Killed by Clutter by Leslie Caine
  65. Sleep No More by Susan Crandall
  66. The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
  67. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  68. Call Me Mrs.Miracle by Debbie Macomber
  69. The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber


  1. I'm also doing this challenge but haven't had the nerve to compile a list. I'm aiming for one or two books off the shelf/month. I think I have enough to do 4 or 5/month but that seems too daunting : ) Good luck to us!

  2. I joined this one too!! I cutting wayyyyy back on ARCs and just concentrating on what I own and library books. They seem to bring me the most joy anyway!!! Good luck with 24!!

  3. I love this one, but can't possibly commit to giving them away. I want to keep all my books, because I never know when I'll want to read them again. So I'm destined to own thousands of books. My challenge is to read as many as possible.

    If it were food, I'd say "eyes bigger than stomach".

  4. Wow.. I love your list. Good luck with your challenge. I may choose this one. I really enjoyed The Gate House.

  5. Interesting how a smart idea can come from a simpIe premise. I had decided to do the same thing but not in such a fun and proactive way. Thanks for the great idea and thanks for including my book on your list.

    Belinda Acosta
    austin, Texas

  6. I think 2 of 3 challenges is excellent!! That's 2 more than I would have completed. I haven't done any challenges yet but this sounds like a good one. I'm considering making this my first. I have a lot of my own books to catch up on and I'm looking forward to all of them! Thanks Kaye! This is a great idea!

    **As always, Pudgy is too darn cute!! I think he really likes those costumes. Will he be Baby New Year too? :D

  7. I've decided to read a book week and 36 of the books are from my own shelf. Great minds think alike. Good luck....Stacy

  8. So glad u decided to join this challenge Kaye. Have fun

  9. I'm doing this one as well. Good luck!

  10. Great List! Mary Stewart was the first romance author I read!! I read This Rough Magic when I was a teen.
    I haven't signed up for any of the challenges yet - but I think I will and this is certainly a good one!

  11. I love the idea. There are so many to pick from. I am as bad as you Kaye. LOL
    I will post my list and join this challenge, but I can't guarantee that I will complete this one either. I am just no good at these challenges.


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