Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2010 RYOB Challenge

This is the post where I plan to list the books from the RYOB challenge. I have been wanting to shrink my "To Be Read" pile for a long time - now I have a contest to be in too! Can't wait! I am shooting for no less than 25 books, and I am planning to start with Beautiful Creatures, In Too Deep (39 Clues book 6), Deadlock, and Doomsday Can Wait.

Books I have read for the RYOB challenge:

1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - This was awesome!
2. Doomsday Can Wait by Lori Handeland - Loved this -

3. In Too Deep by Jude Watson - March 6, 2010 - on to the next book and more clues!
4. Shift by Rachel Vincent - This is a super fast read! Now waiting on the next one Alpha.
5. Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag - 3/2/10 - it's a page turner!

6. Apocalypse Happens by Lori Handeland
7. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
8. Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
9. Viper's Nest - 39 Clues Book #7 - - by Pete Lerangis
10. Touch the Dark by Karen Chance - - 6/10/2010
11. A Little Faith by Nora Roberts
12. and Falling, fly by Skyler White
13. Irish Born by Nora Roberts
14. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
15. Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor

2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge

This will be the post where I list the books that I have read or am planning to read for the 2010 YA Reading Challenge.

Books read:

1. My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent - January 17, 2010
2. Immortal: Love Stories with Bite edited by P.C. Cast - January 5, 2010 (this is a short story collection so I am not sure if it counts).
3. Firespell by Chloe Neill - February
4. Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford - Feb. 26,2010
5. In Too Deep: 39 Clues #6 by Jude Watson - March 6, 2010
6. Viper's Nest: 39 Clues #7 by Pete Lerangis
7. Intertwined by Gena Showalter
8. The Coming of Dragons by A.J. Lake
9. Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George
10. An Awfully Beastly Business: Werewolf versus Dragon
11. The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson
12. Remote Control by Jack Heath
13. Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation
14. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
15. Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor

2010 Debut Author Challenge

I have joined the 2010 Debut Author Challenge! I am hoping that this will keep me both blogging and reading, while getting to know more great books for the students I work with. Here is the list of my potential reads for this challenge (found on Good Reads):
1. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting - - really enjoyed this one! 6/18/2010
2. Gaurdian of the Dead by Karen Healey
3. 13 to Life: A Werewolf's Tale by Shannon Delany - loved this one - can't wait for more! 7/2/10
4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - loved this too! 2/14/10 - Another great new story!
5. Firespell by Chloe Neill -  2/6/10 - - can't wait for more!

6. Mark by Jen Nadol - - hoping for a sequel! 6/17/2010
7. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
8. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
9. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
10. The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones
11. Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
12. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey - read this one - LOVED it!
13. The Turning by Helen Ellis
14. Wereling by Steve Feasey - - currently reading
15. Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson
16. Magic Under Glass - 2/16/10
17. Intertwined by Gena Showalter
18. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins - - 3/2010
19.  Wings by Aprilynne Pike - - 6/15/2010

The Body Finder

I just started following Kimberly Derting's blog and wanted to add the trailer for her upcoming book The Body Finder. Check out the trailer! I can't wait for the story!