Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 Reading From My Shelves Project

This is one of my favorite challenges. This year I pledged to read 24 books from my shelves and ended up reading 68. I was thrilled to see that Diane of  Bibliophile by the Sea  is once again hosting the challenge. If you would like to sign up here are the details :
  • Challenge runs from January 1 - December 31, 2011.
  • Read books from your own shelves, and then pass the books on to someone else: a friend, relative, the library, used book store, swap them, just as long as the book leaves your house once it has been read.
  •  Decide on your goal (12 is the minimum - no maximum). Cross over books are allowed.
  • Grab the button and do a post about the challenge.
  • Keep a running list of the books you've read and passed on.
  • Leave a comment with a link to your post and you are entered (no Mr. Linky). Have Fun and GOOD LUCK!
I am committing to 48 books. That's  twice last year's original goal of 24 but I hope to get more than that off the shelves and into a new home. As per last year, the majority of these will just be rated and not reviewed, maybe a little blurb that I liked/didn't like.

  1. From Away by David Carkeet 1/11
  2. McNally's Luck by Lawrence Sanders   1/11
  3. The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden  1/11
  4. Savannah by Eugenia Price 1/11
  5. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison H. Bartlett  1/11
  6. In Silence by Erica Spindler  1/11
  7. Endless Night by Agatha Christie  1/11
  8. Nemesis by Agatha Christie 1/11
  9. The Cat in the Jeweled Jump Suit by Carole N. Douglas 1/11
  10. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen 1/11
  11. The Vendetta Defense by Lisa Scottlline 1/11
  12. Exhaustive Inquiries by Betty Rowlands  1/11
  13. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon  2/11
  14. L.A. Justice by Christopher Darden  2/11
  15. Sea Change by Jeremy Page 2/11
  16. Brick Lane by Monica Ali  2/11
  17. Beyond Recognition by Ridley Pearson  2/11
  18. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens  2/11
  19. Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie  2/11
  20. Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier 3/11
  21. A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans  3/11
  22. Stand the Storm by Breena Clark 3/11
  23. An Absence so Great by Jane Kirkpatrick  3/11
  24. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld  3/11
  25. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg 3/11
  26. Keeping Counsel by R.A. Forster 3/11
  27. Death of a Chimney Sweep by M.C. Beaton  3/11
  28. In Harm's Way by Ridley Pearson  3/11
  29. No Mardi Gras for the Dead by D.J. Donaldson 3/11
  30. Suspicion of Guilt by Barbara Parker 04/11
  31. How Sweet It Is by Sophie Gunn 04/11
  32. Grave Concerns by Rebecca Tope 04/11
  33. White Priory Murder by Carter Dickson 4/11
  34. Split Second by Alex Kava 04/11
  35. Just One Look by Harlan Coben 04/11
  36. Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell 04/11
  37. Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods 4/11
  38. Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley 05/11
  39. The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey 05/11
  40. Run For Your Life by James Patterson 05/11
  41. Capture the Night by Geralyn Dawson 05/11
  42. Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani 5/11
  43. The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen 06/11
  44. The Heartbreakers by Susan Howitch 06/11
  45. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax 06/11
  46. Corner of Love and Heartache by Curtiss Ann Matlock 06/11
  47. The Orchid Memorandum by Tony Attanasio 06/11
  48. The Blackheath Poisonings by Julian Symons 06/11
  49. Murder, My Deer by Jacqueline Girdner 06/11
  50. Missing Persons by Stephen White 06/11
  51. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon 06/11
  52. Nobody Lives Forever by Edna Buchanan 07/11
  53. Now You Don't by Roma Greth 07/11
  54. Roses are Red by James Patterson 07/11
  55. The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans 08/11
  56. Cul-de-Sac by David Martin 08/11
  57. The Light in the Window by Jan Karon 08/11
  58. Deadly Masquerade by Tracey Tillis 09/11
  59. Willow by V.C. Andrews 09/11
  60. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly 09/11
  61. The Attorney by Steve Martini 09/11
  62. Twice Burned by Kit Craig 10/11
  63. The Man Who Cast Two Shadows by Carol O'Connell 10/11
  64. No Lesser Plea by Robert Tanenbaum 10/11
  65. Button  Holed by Kylie Logan 10/11
  66. Quick Step to Murder by Ella Barrick 10/11
  67. Bitter Harvest by Sheila Connolly 11/11
  68. First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde 11/11
  69. When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber  11/11
  70. Iron Lake by William Kent Kreuger


  1. I really want to get a lot of my books read. Then, give them away. This challenge will help me stay on track. Thanks for giving it.

  2. Yay! This challenge is so great I don't know why everyone doesn't join. I've started rating non-arc review books or linking to my brief Goodreads review. I just don't have time to devote to longer blog reviews at this point so I like your rating idea.

  3. I like the idea of reading my own books, but struggle with the giving away bit.LOL

  4. You rocked that challenge last year! I hope 2011 goes just as well for you.

  5. This is a great idea for a challenge. I wish I'd joined it in 2010. I also like your rating but not big review idea.


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