My Own Book Challenge

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I saw over on Deb’s blog that she was participating in Vickie’s 10 Book Reading Challenge. Of course, me being me, I missed the sign up deadline. But, I thought I’d pull together my own little list, since October is closing in on us and my thoughts have started to turn to the end of the year. As you can see in my sidebar, I’ve now read 13 books for the year. I’d really like to hit 25 for the year, so I’m in need of 12 more. But, what to read for my 12?

Well, first and foremost, I need to finish what I’m currently reading. So…

1. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
2. Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by L.J. Smith

And of course, I’ve got another book club coming up in November. For that meeting, we’ll be discussing The Leopard. So…

3. The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

But, what else?

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My friend, Sherri, gifted me with a book for my birthday.

4. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

And Missy has been feeding my new addiction to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, so I’ll have to throw at least a couple of those in there…

5. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
6. Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward
7. Lover Unbound by J. R. Ward

What else? Oh, the book I bought for Eric just arrived last night…

8. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

And I believe I have a couple of new purchases sitting on my shelves as well.

9. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
10. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

And with the new movie coming out later this year, I’d really like to finish reading…

11. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

And for my last pick, I thought I’d choose something I don’t currently have on my shelves, but really want to read…

12. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Of course, my list is subject to change at any time based on my whims, but for now, I like the sound of that. And there is nothing better than a good book in the fall and winter months. Something wonderful to curl up with…

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Note: the photos here are from an art & antiques show that I was invited to several months ago at someone’s home. Don’t you love that fireplace?

I am grateful for some cooler fall-like weather.

38 thoughts on “My Own Book Challenge”

  1. Your book choices sound most interesting – you’ll have to give us a critic review of each as you finish. Good Luck with your challenge to finish 12 more this year.

  2. Your book choices sound most interesting – you’ll have to give us a critic review of each as you finish. Good Luck with your challenge to finish 12 more this year.

  3. Michelle-I love all the photos in your post.

    Your reading list is most excellent.

    Ahhh, the Black Daggar Brotherhood, be still my heavy breathing heart…..

  4. Michelle-I love all the photos in your post.

    Your reading list is most excellent.

    Ahhh, the Black Daggar Brotherhood, be still my heavy breathing heart…..

  5. Love your book choices Michelle. I hope that you make it through all of them. I’m not sure I’ll get through mine, but I’ll have fun trying. And you don’t have to stick to the list you made today – you can change out if you want – I already did. It’s like projects – I can’t stay on what I intended to for very long. LOL

    Post critiques as you go through them so we know whether they’re worth reading or not.

  6. Love your book choices Michelle. I hope that you make it through all of them. I’m not sure I’ll get through mine, but I’ll have fun trying. And you don’t have to stick to the list you made today – you can change out if you want – I already did. It’s like projects – I can’t stay on what I intended to for very long. LOL

    Post critiques as you go through them so we know whether they’re worth reading or not.

  7. Great book choices Michelle! I’m curious about some of these so I hope you report back. Of these, I’ve only read The Lovely Bones. I am really, really curious about The Lace Reader.

  8. Great book choices Michelle! I’m curious about some of these so I hope you report back. Of these, I’ve only read The Lovely Bones. I am really, really curious about The Lace Reader.

  9. Nice reading list! I’d love to hear what you and your book group think of The Leopard. Sounds interesting! As do the others. I’m looking forward to the Sherlock Holmes movie, aren’t you?

  10. Nice reading list! I’d love to hear what you and your book group think of The Leopard. Sounds interesting! As do the others. I’m looking forward to the Sherlock Holmes movie, aren’t you?

  11. Oh crap…my list keeps growing and growing and now I think I have another series that I didn’t know about…those J.R. Wards look like something I need to go check out!
    I’ve read the Host, and I hated it. But I know others have given it rave reviews. I’ve read some of the Edwards books too…I can’t remember which ones though. Here’s a set that I LOVE…Karen Marie Moning “Fae Series” maybe she calls it the Dark Series…anyway…EXCELLENT!

  12. Oh crap…my list keeps growing and growing and now I think I have another series that I didn’t know about…those J.R. Wards look like something I need to go check out!
    I’ve read the Host, and I hated it. But I know others have given it rave reviews. I’ve read some of the Edwards books too…I can’t remember which ones though. Here’s a set that I LOVE…Karen Marie Moning “Fae Series” maybe she calls it the Dark Series…anyway…EXCELLENT!

  13. OOops…before you think what? I meant I’ve read some of the L.J. Smith Vampire books…and I liked them…but I can’t remember the titles. 🙂
    I think I was thinking about the Twilight series when I said Edward…LOL!

  14. OOops…before you think what? I meant I’ve read some of the L.J. Smith Vampire books…and I liked them…but I can’t remember the titles. 🙂
    I think I was thinking about the Twilight series when I said Edward…LOL!

  15. Hi Michelle,

    I was reading over your book choices and I was wondering if anyone has ever finished “New Moon”, I started this book (more than once) but I just couldn’t get into it, so now it sits on my shelf unread, possibly collecting dust. If anyone would like it, send me an email to dipdiddly143@gmail.com and you can gladly have it. Take care.

  16. Hi Michelle,

    I was reading over your book choices and I was wondering if anyone has ever finished “New Moon”, I started this book (more than once) but I just couldn’t get into it, so now it sits on my shelf unread, possibly collecting dust. If anyone would like it, send me an email to dipdiddly143@gmail.com and you can gladly have it. Take care.

  17. I too missed the sign up for the book challenge, i may do my own in the new year.
    You must read the lovely Bones, i read it a few years a go – it’s a good read!

    I loved all your photos – great shots!

  18. I too missed the sign up for the book challenge, i may do my own in the new year.
    You must read the lovely Bones, i read it a few years a go – it’s a good read!

    I loved all your photos – great shots!

  19. You will LOVE The Lovely Bones. It’s a fantastic book. My mom gave me that one. Great list and pics Michelle. No, I’ve not seen the Vampire Diaries-if it’s on HBO or something I don’t have that, so I guess I’ll be relegated to grabbing the seasons as they become available for rental! I’m happy if I can squeeze in three or four books anymore. I mostly read while waiting to pick up my son from school, lol.

  20. You will LOVE The Lovely Bones. It’s a fantastic book. My mom gave me that one. Great list and pics Michelle. No, I’ve not seen the Vampire Diaries-if it’s on HBO or something I don’t have that, so I guess I’ll be relegated to grabbing the seasons as they become available for rental! I’m happy if I can squeeze in three or four books anymore. I mostly read while waiting to pick up my son from school, lol.

  21. I would love to know what you think of each book as you read them! I think I’ve probably read too many books to count this year and am always up for a really good one! Loved the photos, especially the fireplace.

  22. I would love to know what you think of each book as you read them! I think I’ve probably read too many books to count this year and am always up for a really good one! Loved the photos, especially the fireplace.

  23. I always love hearing what you think of books, Michelle, so hope you’ll share your thoughts as you finish each one. I missed the sign up for the challenge, too, so will speed up my reading and hopefully participate, too. 😉

    That fireplace–incredible.

  24. I always love hearing what you think of books, Michelle, so hope you’ll share your thoughts as you finish each one. I missed the sign up for the challenge, too, so will speed up my reading and hopefully participate, too. 😉

    That fireplace–incredible.

  25. I like your personally designed book challenge, Michelle! Have fun reading. I love Sherlock Holmes books and movies and look forward to hearing what you think about the book/

  26. I like your personally designed book challenge, Michelle! Have fun reading. I love Sherlock Holmes books and movies and look forward to hearing what you think about the book/

  27. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Dear Michelle, Thanks for such a wonderful post. I just adore books and pictures of them and all that you’re reading…everything!
    Hugs,
    Deb

    :] I just finished “Mr. Darcy Vampyre” and I strongly recommend it.

  28. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Dear Michelle, Thanks for such a wonderful post. I just adore books and pictures of them and all that you’re reading…everything!
    Hugs,
    Deb

    :] I just finished “Mr. Darcy Vampyre” and I strongly recommend it.

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