100+ Book Challenge for 2011

100+ Book Challenge hosted by My Overstuffed Bookshelf


1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.

2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.

What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2011. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.

  1. The War Prayer by Mark Twain (1-10-11)
  2. Casey at the Bat (Visions in Poetry) by Ernest L. Thayer (1-11-11)
  3. Helen's Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher by Marfe Ferguson Delano (1-11-11)
  4. Making Waves by Cassandra King (1-13-11)
  5. Hearts on a String by Kris Radish (1-16-11)
  6. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (1-18-11)
  7. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1-27-11)
  8. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (2-10-11)
  9. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain (2-24-11)
  10. Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout (3-1-11)
  11. My Reading Life by Pat Conroy (3-5-11)
  12. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (3-12-11)
  13. The Adrian Mole Diaries by Sue Townsend (3-21-11)
  14. Thrift Store Saints by Jane Knuth (3-23-11)
  15. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (3-24-11)
  16. The Only Girl in the Car by Kathy Dobie (3-28-11)
  17. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (4-5-11)
  18. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (4-7-11)
  19. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (4-10-11 DNF)
  20. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson (4-15-11)
  21. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (4-19-11)
  22. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (4-20-11) 
  23. Dear Author: Letters of Hope by Joan Kaywell (4-21-11 DNF) 
  24. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst (5-4-11)
  25. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (5-6-11)
  26. Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss (5-6-11)
  27. Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family and Finding the Perfect Lipstick by Molly Ringwald (5-12-11)
  28. The Servants' Quarters by Lynn Freed (5-12-11)
  29. English as a Second F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life by Sterling Johnson (5-14-11)
  30. Watch Your F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Exlained in Explicit Detail and Enhanced by Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life by Sterling Johnson (5-16-11)
  31. Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman (5-19-11)
  32. Lucky by Alice Sebold (5-23-11) 
  33. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (6-6-11)
  34. The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich (6-10-11) 
  35. My Life as a Belching Baboon with Bad Breath by Bill Myers (6-10-11)
  36. Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow (6-21-11) 
  37. The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor (currently reading)
  38. The English Major by Jim Harrison (6-30-11) 
  39. Because I Could Not Stop My Bike and Other Poems by Karen Shapiro (7-1-11)
  40. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (7-5-11)
  41. The Gambler by Feodor Dostoyevsky (7-15-11) 
  42. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (8-11-11) 
  43. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton (8-27-11)
  44. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (8-30-11)
  45. No Time to Wave Goodbye by Jacqueline Mitchard (9-10-11) 
  46. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (9-27-11)
  47. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (currently reading)
  48. Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill (currently reading)
  49. Family History by Dani Shapiro (currently reading)
  50. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (currently reading)
  51. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (on hold)