Reading Challenges … the bane of my existence. Okay, not really … but I find them difficult to resist and even harder to complete! Oh well. I did horrible with my challenges this year (only completing 1 out of the 5 I signed up for……)
This challenge always interests me. I’ve participated in 2012, 2013 and 2014. And I have yet to finish the darned thing!
I completed 5 out of 12 books for 42% done.
Award Winning – Fade Away by Myron Bolitar (won the Edgar Award)
True Crime (Non Fiction) – If I Can’t Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen & Rebecca Morris
Alternate History Fiction – The Blonde by Anna Godbersen
Cosy Mystery Fiction
War/Military Fiction – The Hostage by W.E.B. Griffin
Medical Thriller Fiction
Travel (Non Fiction)
Published in 2014 – The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
I have always been hesitant to sign up for this challenge because you have to make a list and stick to it. I’m very much a mood reader and I have trouble with challenges that require set reading. But for whatever reason, I wanted to try it this year. I didn’t do *too* bad, but I could have done a lot better…..
I completed 7 out of 12 books for 58%
- The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl (which has been on my shelf since 2007, no joke)
- A Time to Kill by John Grisham
- The Hostage by W.E.B. Griffin
- The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott
- New York Dead by Stuart Woods
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
- Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
- Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
- Killing Floor by Lee Child
- The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry
- Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins
- Mallory’s Oracle by Carol O’Connell
- McNally’s Secret by Lawrence Sanders
I finished 3 out of 5 books for 60%.
- A reference to time
- A position of royalty
- A number written in letters – The Three by Sarah Lotz
- A forename or names – If I Can’t Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen & Rebecca Morris
- A type or element of weather – The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
And finally, I once again signed up for the RIP Challenge. I technically finished this challenge, but only with the minimum 4 books that I signed up for. I would have preferred to read more than that, but it’s okay … it’s still a completed challenge!