Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011 Challenges Close out.

What did I read in 2011?

Well, I thought I'd try doing one of these posts to close out my Challenges of 2011 as well.  Quite a year here!  If you would like to check out any of these reviews, look the title up on the Title Review link Page or by Genre and Author link Page. :) (Across top bar)

I challenged myself to 65 books this year, and read 67!  Doing better. :)

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2011:



44.) Head Rush by Carolyn Crane
43.) Flame of Destiny by Colleen Helme
42.) Enclave by Ann Aguirre
41.) In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton
40.) The Viscount and the Witch by Michael J. Sullivan
39.) The Necromancer's Apprentice by R.M. Prioleau
38.) Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa
37.) Aftermath by Ann Aguirre
36.) Armageddon Bound by Tim Marquitz
35.) Ada, Legend of a Healer by R.A. McDonald
34.) Killbox by Ann Aguirre
33.) Legends Reborn by Douglas R. Brown
32.) The Adventures of Dalton Quayle by Paul Kane
31.) Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine
30.) The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman
29.) Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre
28.) Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
27.) The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan
26.)Lodestone: The World of Ice and Stars by Mark Whiteway
25.) Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre
24.) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
23.) Shadow's Lure by Jon Sprunk
22.) Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
21.) Sword of Fire and Sea by Erin Hoffman
20.) Thief by Sarah-Jane Lehoux
19.) Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre
18.) Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
17.) Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa
16.) Iron King by Julie Kagawa
15.) A Moth in Darkness by Frances Pauli
14.) Billibub Baddings: The Singing Sword by Tee Morris
13.) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
12.) Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
11.) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
10.) The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay
9.) Chasing the Bard by Philippa Ballantine
8.) The Unfinished Song: Initiate by Tara Maya
7.) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
6.) Triune by Willow Polson
5.) The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
4.) Cybermage by Alma Alexander
3.) Lodestone Bk1: The Sea of Storms
2.) The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman
1.) Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro

YA Reading Challenge:

I was just the "Fun Size" YA reader in 2011.  I'm very good with that. :)
21.) Enclave by Ann Aguirre
20.) In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton
19.) All Wounds by Dina James
18.) Dael and the Painted People by Allan Richard Shickman
17.) Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagaw
16.) Ada, Legend of a Healer by R.A. McDonald
15.) Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
14.) The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan
13.) Lodestone: The World of Ice and Stars
12.) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
11.) Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
10.) Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa
9.) Iron King by Julie Kagawa
8.) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
7.) Zan-Gah book2 by Allan Richard Shickman
6.) Zan-Gah book1 By Allan Richard Shickman
5.) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
4.) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
3.) The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
2.) Cybermage by Alma Alexander
1.) Lodestone Bk 1: The Sea of Storms

Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge:



I failed this one.  24 was the minimum to read, and I was just shy.  Darn the last to months of missed reading!
21.) Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
20.) The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay
19.) All Wounds by Dina James
18.) Devil's Business by Caitlin Kittredge
17.) Fate of the Fallen by Sharron Riddle
16.) Wild & Steamy by Meljean Brook, Jill Myles, Carolyn Crane
15.) Hunter by Skyla Dawn Cameron
14.) The Renfield Syndrome by J.A. Saare
13.) Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong
12.) City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane
11.) Immortalis: Hunters & Prey
10.) Immortalis: Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas
9.) Bloodlines by Skyla Dawn Cameron
8.) Shady Lady by Ann Agurre
7.) Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells
6.) Road Trip of the Living Dead by Mark Henry
5.) Violet Tendencies by Jaye Wells
4.) The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay
3.) The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells
2.) Siren's Call by Devyn Quinn
1.) Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry

So... that was the year in books.  Shame I seemed to get lost in November and December... due to Nanowrimo and the Holidays.  I'm going to have to figure out a way around that next year. :)

Again, if you would like to check out any of these reviews you can find the links on my Review pages found across the top of the page here. :)

Here's to closing out a great year, and starting a new one!

I'll be joining a few Challenges this year.  You can find the new ones on the left side bar! And I'm looking to add more for my Fantasy and Urban Fantasy addiction. :)

9 comments:

  1. I managed to get through most of the challenges I aimed for last year, but fell short of some of them.

    I'm skipping participating in challenges this year. My only book-related challenge is to read 75 books in 2012, and hopefully another 100, but we'll see how it goes. Maybe in 2013 I'll feel up to doing community challenges again.

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  2. YAY! Good Job, Melissa!!!

    I wish I had done as well as you.

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  3. Very impressive accomplishments, Melissa!

    I resolve to do better reading this year.

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  4. You did better than me with challenges last year, the reason I didn't do any wrap up posts. Of the 5 challenges I signed up for, I only completed two. One of the challenges, I didn't even read one book for it.

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  5. A great year of books Melissa, well done on all those challenges. Here's to happy reading in 2012.

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  6. Looks like you had a great year. I kind of gave up on a couple of the challenges I signed up for last year.

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  7. YaY! You rocked it! I only am doing one challenge again this year. Zombies! Eek!

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  8. You did a great job with your challenges! Congrats on beating your goal of 65 books read! And you were SO close with the Horror and Urban Fantasy challenge. I had a couple of major fails, but maybe 2012 will be our year! :)

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  9. Bibliotropic - Challenges are hard to get through sometimes. I was bummed that I was so close to finishing the Horror and Urban Fantasy one, but oh well. Good luck with reading your number of books in 2012. :) Have a great year!

    Missie - Thank you! Oh, I'm sure you did wonderfully with your challenges. :)

    StephanieD - Thank you. And I'm with you this year, to do better reading. :) Thank you!

    Ryan - Oh wow. You had a tough year last year though. Lots of working and stuff. So that's all okay. :) Hope you have a better year this year. :)

    Petty Witter - Thank you very much. And hope you have a wonderful year in books and all in 2012 as well.

    Carol - It's so easy to forget about the challenges. I think for me, having the lists on the side bar helps remind me. Hope you have a great year this year.

    Melissa (Books&Things) - Oh, wow! ZOMBIES!!! You better wear some really good head protection... Briaaaans ;D lol! Hope you have fun!

    Alexia - I'm hoping for 2012 as well. But, I'm afraid I won't fair so well, that I might have bite off more than I can chew this round. But we will see. :) Have a great year!

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