Sunday, January 25, 2009

Challenges for 2009 Part 1- Triple 9

Some challenges are just great to motivate you and others make you resent having to read. I take challenges to be in the first group and so I decided to join just as many challenges this year as in 2008 but with fewer restrictions.

The first challenge I joined was this year’s version of Triple 8. It’s called Triple 9 and here are the rules:

Triple 9 Challenge

Read 9 books each in 9 different categories in 2009.

1. Challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2009.
2. Choose 9 categories of your own that you would like to read 9 books EACH in.
3. You will be allowed 9 overlaps (books that fit into more than one category).
4. You may overlap your titles with any other challenge.
5. You may change your list or your categories at any time.

To make it harder --- If you need more of a challenge…Complete all your books by 9/9/09

Group 1: Paranormals:
1) Swallowing Darkness by Hamilton
2) Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
3) Back From Hell by Shiloh Walker
4) Lover Avenged by J.R Ward
5) Dance with the Devil by Kenyon
6) Kiss the Night by Kenyon
7) Night Play by Kenyon
8) Fangs for the Memories by Kathy Love
9) Bitten by Kelly Armstrong

Group 2: Young Adults:
1) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
2) The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
3) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
4) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
5) Vampire Academy by Mead
6) The Uglies by Westerfield
7) Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
8) The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
9) Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Group 3: Suspense
1) The Appeal by John Grisham
2) Divine Justice by David Baldacci
3) Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer
4) Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstien
5) Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
6) Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner

Group 4: 2009 New Releases
1) Lover Avenged by J.R Ward
2) Fragile by Shiloh Walker
3) Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann
4) Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh
5) First Family by David Baldacci
6) Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstien
7) Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
8) Burn by Linda Howard
9) What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Group 5: Published on or before 2000
1) Bodyguard by Suzanne Brockmann
2) Menage by Emma Holly
3) Iresistible by Mary Balogh
4) Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (1983)
5) Undercover Princess by Suzanne Brockmann

Group 6: Series/Category Romance:
1) Baby I’m yours by Catherine Mann
2) Price for Passion by Susan Napier
3) Reckless Conduct by Susan Napier
4) Accidental Mistress by Susan Napier
5) In Bed with the Boss by Susan Napier
6) Under the Millionaire's Influence by Catherine Mann

Group 7: Books in Series:
1) Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn
2) Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh
3) Naked in Death by JD Robb
4) Confessions of a Shopoholic by Sophia Kinsella
5) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
6) Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
7) Split Second by David Baldacci
8) Tempted by His Kiss by Tracy Anne Warren
9) First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh

Group 8: New Authors
1) Salve to Sensation by Nalini Singh
2) Baby I’m yours by Catherine Mann
3) My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
4) The Bride Bed by Linda Needham
5) Shards of Honor by Lois McMasters Bujold
6) Fangs for the Memories by Kathy Love
7) Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis
8) An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
9) Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter

Group 9: Historicals
1) Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn
2) Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
3) To Sin With a Stranger by Kathryn Caskie
4) To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt
5) To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt
6) It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
7) Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
8) Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan

Some categories are easier to fill up while others will remain open until I run into a book that might fit the bill.

I have decided to break up this post on challenges so that each challenge will have it's own link.
Keep your eyes out for the other challenges.

One challenge I won't be posting about is the Chunkster Challenge. I was keeping an eye out so I could join on time but reading the rules it does not allow for YA books (which I think should not have been put as a limit since some of us love YA books and read them a lot) and it also restricts the chunksters from being Audiobooks (which I also think unfair but I can understand since some people don’t consider Audiobooks as a valid reading vehicle) – so that challenge is out!


Brenda said...

This post was too long....couldn't you break it up into bite size challenges? Some of us cannot follow this challenge "thing".... and it was hard to find the end to post my first comment, about this:
>>If you need more of a challenge…Complete all your books by 9/9/09<<
as if I could read 81 books in nine months, hahahaha~

Brenda said...

What kind of crap is this? I am boycotting the chunksters!
>>it also restricts the chunksters from being Audiobooks (which I also think unfair but I can understand since some people don’t consider Audiobooks as a valid reading vehicle)<< what about the blind? Hello! Not all books come in braille y'know!UGH! The nerve!

Brenda said...

This challenge thing is way too complicated for my simple mind. I will just have to watch and enjoy your fave would be the 100+ challenge because I could include my audibooks and my homeschool books, LOL!You think that would have been frowned upon as cheating?

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