Winter Break Book Blogger Challenge: Day Ten

Challenges, Food For Thought, Random



Hello Readers!

I was going to post about this at the very end of the year, but since it’s today’s book blogger challenge, I figured why not!

Day Ten: A Look Back – Did you meet any goals you set for yourself?

Why yes, I did meet some goals. Specifically, reading goals.

At the beginning of every year I set up a reading goal for myself. That goal means reading a certain amount of books. This year’s goal was to read one hundred and twenty-five books. That number doesn’t include re-reads, but it includes children, young adult, and even a few adult titles in print, audio, and electronic formats.

When 2013 first started I didn’t think I was going succeed. I’m not a fast reader, and there was a lot of things going on personally this year. But now, as the year is about to come to a close, I’ve made my goal. In fact, I surpassed it, reading one hundred and fifty-five books.

So, in order of reading here are the one hundred and fifty-five books I read (so far) in 2013:

1. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

2. A Home For Bird by Philip C. Stead

3. This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

4. Whatever Happened to Janie by Caroline B. Cooney

5. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

6. I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

7. Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio Illustrated by Heather Ross

8. Being Wendy by Fran Drescher Illustrated by Amy Blay

9. Forsythia & Me by Vincent X. Kirsch

10. Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett Illustrated by Adam Rex

11. Splintered by A.G. Howard

12. Swamplandia by Karen Russell

13. Hysteria by Megan Miranda

14. Kiss by Book by Jamie Michaels

15. Cats Night Out by Caroline Stutson Illustrated by J. Klassen

16. One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo Illustrated by David Small

17. This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

18. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

19. The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney

20. The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis Grab

21. Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

22. Golden by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

23. Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby

24. The Archived by Victoria Schwab

25. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussman

26. Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeire Illustrated by Suzy Lee

27. Madam President by Lane Smith

28. Story of a Gril by Sara Zarr

29. Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein

30. Wilfred by Ryan Higgins

31. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

32. The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

33. Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

34.Sleuth or Dare: Partners in Crime by Kim Harrington

35. Croak by Gina Damico

36. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

37. My Beautiful Hippie by Janet Nichols Lynch

38.The Dark by Lemony Snicket Illustrated by Jon Klassen

39. Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers

40. Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

41. Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino

42. The French Fry King by Roge

43. Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

44. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

45. The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall

46. Paper Towns by John Green

47. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

48. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

49. Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine Illustrated by Scott Nash

50. Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

51. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

52. The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes

53. This is W.A.R. by Lisa and Laura Roecker

54. Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

55. Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom by John Rocco

56. Doll Bones by Holly Black

57. Unicorn Things He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea

58. Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan

59. Tea Rex by Molly Idle

60. A Wounded Name by Dot Huntchinson

61. Bad Astrid by Eileen Brennan Illustrated by Regan Dunnick

62. Sing Lyrics and Music by Joe Raposo Story in Pictures by Tom Lichtenheld

63. The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce

64. A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

65. The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford

66. All I Need by Susane Colasanti

67. Creature Carnival by Marilyn Singer Illustrated by Gris Grimly

68. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

69. Falling In Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen

70. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint – Exupery

71. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

72. If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano Illustrated by Erin E. Stead

73. Pantomime by Laura Lam

74. Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka

75. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

76. Bugs in My Hair by David Shannon

77. Life After Theft  by Aprilynne Pike

78. Misadventures of Salem Hyde

79. Tiger in my Soup by Kashmira Sheth Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

80. Wooby & Peep by Cynthea Liu Illustrated by Mary Peterson

81. Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long

82. Doggy Slippers by Jorge Lujan

83. Where’s Your Nose

84. My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

85. Little Mouse by Alison Murray

86. Stick! by Andy Pritchett

87. Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr.

88. A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

89. The Littlest Dinosaur’s Big Adventure by Michael Foreman

90. Horns to Toes by Sandra Boynton

91. If I Were A Jungle Animal by Amanda Ellery

92. Who Am I? by Gervase Phinn

93. Thumpy Feet by Betsy Lewin

94. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

95.  Someone’s Sleepy by Deborah Lee Rose

96. Kiss Kiss Good Night by Kenn Nesbitt

97. Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee

98. The Wee Hours by Stephanie Watson

99. I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau

100. A Long Way Away by Frank Viva

101. Toys in Space by Mimi Grey

102. Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

103. Julius’s Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes

104. Corduroy’s Halloween by Don Freeman

105. Halloween Hats by  Elizabeth Winthrop

106. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

107. Golden by Jessi Kirby

108. Haunted House, Haunted Mouse by Judy Cox

109. Bat Child’s Haunted House by Mercer Mayer

110. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

111. Good Night, Chickie by Emile Jadoul

112. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton

113. The Pigeon Has Feelings Too by Mo Willems

114. Ruby In Her Own Time by Jonathan Emmett

115. Duck & Goose How Are You Feeling by Tad Hills

116. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

117. Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan

118. Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman

119. Hiding Phil by Eric Barclay

120. Too Many Frogs by Ann Hassett

121. Fang & Nugget by Tammi Sauer

122. Wild by Emily Hughes

123. Splish Splash Splosh by David Melling

124. 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

125. Uh Oh Dodo by Jennifer Sattler

126. Chick’n’Pug Meet the Dude by Jennifer Sattler

127. Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin

128. Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard

129. Dig Those Dinosaurs by Lori Haskins

130. Moo Hoo by Candace Ryan

131. I’m Not Reading by Jonathan Allen

132. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

133. Dig In! by April Jones Prince

134. Out of Easy by Ruta Sepetys

135. Again by Emily Gravett

136. Who Wants a Dragon by Jame Mayhew

137. Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen

138. Oh No, Little Dragon by Jim Averbeck

139. One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long

140. Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

141. Bunny Eats Lunch by Michael Dahl

142. Brownie & Pearl Grab a Bite by Cynthia Rylant

143. Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

144. Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

145. Somewhere to Sleep  by Daniel Howarth

146. Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows

147. Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

148. Sleep Black Bear Sleep by Jane Yolen

149. Bedtime for Little Bears! by David Bedford

150.It’s Winter by Jimmy Pickering

151. If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws by Kim Norman

152. Red Sled by Patricia Thomas

153. Chaucer’s First Winter by Stephen Krensky

154. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

155. Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

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