Saturday, January 2, 2010

The 100+ Reading Challenge

I decided yesterday to join the 100+ Reading Challenge hosted by J. Kaye. It will be my fourth challenge for 2010, besides the Erotic Romance, the Contemporary Romance and the M/M Romance challenges I joined earlier. The 100+ challenge will be a good way for me to keep track of all the books I read for the different challenges and list them in one view. And it will be a real challenge of course to read that many books!

I'm actually looking for one more challenge for 2010 that will help me to read more of the paranormal romance genre... Do you have any suggestions for a good one?
The 2010 DIK Book Reading Challenge is on my radar too, but it gives me too much opportunity to skip the paranormal romances and I really want to challenge myself with that genre... Doesn't mean I won't do the DIK challenge as well though...

The rules for the 100+ Reading Challenge are:
1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.
3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.
6. You can sign up at J. Kaye's Book Blog.

My list:

1. Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels Finished, 5 stars
2. Cuffed and Dangerous by Bronwyn Green Finished, 4 stars
3. Mind F*cked by Mia Watts, Finished, 4 stars
4. Beth's Acceptance by Teal Ceagh, Finished, 4 stars
5. Blind Faith by Claire Thompson, Finished, 4 stars
6. Hard to Hold (Hold trilogy, #1) by Stephanie Tyler Finished, 3 stars
7. The Broken H by J.L. Langley, Finished, 4 stars

8. This Side of Heaven by Fallon Blake, Finished, 4.5 stars
9. Seeing You by Dakota Flint, Finished, 4 stars
10. Upwardly Mobile by Clare London, Finished, 3.5 stars
11. Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mystery Series #1) by Josh Lanyon, Finished, 4 stars
12. A Dangerous Thing (Adrien English Mystery Series #2) by Josh Lanyon, Finished, 4.5 stars
13. Racing Hearts (A Calculated Risk\An Outside Chance\This Time Around) by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Nancy Warren, Dorien Kelly, Finished, 2.5-3 stars
14. Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy, Finished, 5 stars
15. Magnus by Jambrea Jo Jones, Finished, 3 stars
16. The Runaway Man by Jambrea Jo Jones, Finished, 3.5 stars
17. Snowed In by Rhianne Aile & Madeleine Urban, Finished, 4.5 stars

18. Midnight Dalliance by S.J. Frost, Finished, 3.5 stars
19. Conquest by S.J. Frost, Finished, 4 stars
20. Catch Me If You Can by L.B. Gregg, Finished, 4 stars
21. The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld, #0.5, Prequel) by Gena Showalter, Finished, 2 stars
22. The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter, Finished, 4 stars
23. Issue of Trust by Lorie O'Clare, Finished, 3.5 stars
24. Rope Dreams by Eliza Gayle, Finished, 3 stars
25. Somebody Killed His Editor (Holmes & Moriarity, #1) by Josh Lanyon, Finished, 4 stars
26. More by Sloan Parker, Finished, 5 stars
27. Freeze Frame (Faerily Imperfect, #3) by Mia Watts, Finished, 4 stars

28. Only Yours by J.R. Patrick, Finished, 3.5 stars
29. Dangerous Distraction by Mia Watts, Finished, 3.75 stars
30. Two Steps Up by Sean Kennedy, Finished, 3.5 stars
31. Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf, Finished, 3.75 stars
32. Oleander House (Bay City Paranormal Investigation #1) by Ally Blue, Finished, 4 stars
33. What Hides Inside (Bay City Paranormal Investigation #2) by Ally Blue, Finished, 4 stars
34. Ratchet (Deviations, #2.5) by Chris Owen & Jodi Payne, Finished, 3 stars
35. Pineapples & Chocolate by E.M. Lynley, Finished, 3 stars
36. Twilight (Bay City Paranormal Investigation #3) by Ally Blue, Finished, 3.5 stars
37. Closer (Bay City Paranormal Investigation #4) by Ally Blue, Finished, 4 stars
38. An Inner Darkness (Bay City Paranormal Investigation #5) by Ally Blue, Finished, 4.5 stars
39. Where The Heart Is (Bay City Paranormal Investigation #6) by Ally Blue, Finished, 4 stars
40. Happy Ending (Men of Smithfield, #2) by L.B. Gregg, Finished, 3.5 stars
41. Icing On The Cake by Shayla Kersten, Finished, 4 stars
42. Perfect Man by Shawn Lane, Finished, 4 stars
43. Another Chance by Shawn Lane, Finished, 4.5 stars
44. Trust by Shawn Lane,Finished, 4.5 stars
45. Heart and Soul (Assignment, #4) by Evangeline Anderson, Finished, 3 stars
46. Turquoise and Leather (Collared, #1) by Kim Dare, Finished, 3.5 stars
47. Centrefold by Kris Norris, Finished, 3 stars

48. Night Shift by Jenna Byrnes, Finished, 3.5 stars
49. JackMagic by Jillian Snyder, Finished, 4 stars
50. Bound by Deception (Bound, #1) by Ava March, Finished, 4.5 stars
51. Bound to Him (Bound, #2) by Ava March, Finished, 5 stars
52. Deliberately Unbound (Bound, #3, Free story) by Ava March, Finished, 3.5 stars
53. Cheating Chance (Taking the Odds, #1) by James Buchanan, Finished, 4.5 stars
54. Inland Empire (Taking the Odds, #2) by James Buchanan, Finished, 5+ stars
(plus - not counting for this Challenge - a few Taking the Odds free reads and stories from anthologies:
Squirrel Run (c) 2008Spree (c) 2007
Measure Up (c) 2008
Technique from Toy Box: Handcuffs (2007)
A Little Trust from Toy Box: Rope (2008)
55. Give and Take by Anne Brooke, Finished, 3.5 stars
56. An Australian Christmas In New York by Sean Kennedy, Finished, 3.5 stars
57. Start From The Beginning by Chrissy Munder, Finished, 3.75 stars
58. Out of My Mind by M.L. Rhodes, Finished, 4.5 stars
59. Broken Bones, Mended Hearts by William Cooper, Finished, 3.75 stars
60. Toy Box: Handcuffs by James Buchanan, Lorne Rodman, Chris Owen, Jodi Payne, Finished, 3.5 stars
61. Somatesthesia by Ann Sommerville, Finished, 3.75 stars
62. Positive Possibilities by Shayla Kersten, Finished, 4 stars
63. Gaps in Your Soul by Shayla Kersten, Finished, 4 stars
64. Mark's Toy Box by Laine Williams, Finished, 4 stars
65. Under Control (Lessons in Mastery, #1) by Laine Williams, Finished, 4 stars
66. Under Restraint (Lessons in Mastery, #2) by Laine Williams, Finished, 4 stars
67. Under Fire (Lessons in Mastery, #3) by Laine Williams, Finished, 4 stars
68. Hidden Hands (Hands, #3) by Shayla Kersten, Finished, 4 stars
69. Heaven (Heaven Sent, #1) by Jet Mykles, Finished, 4 stars
70. Never Let Go (Always, #1) by M.L. Rhodes, Finished, 4 stars
71. Hearts & Bones (Always, #2) by M.L. Rhodes, Finished, 4 stars
72. On Fire (On Fire, #1) by Drew Zachary, Finished, 4 stars
73. Black Wade: The Wild Side of Love by Franze & Andaerle, Finished, 4 stars
74. On Fire II: Still Burning (On Fire, #2) by Drew Zachary, Finished, 4 stars
75. More Than Just a Good Book by Sloan Parker, Finished, 5 stars
76. Timing by Mary Calmes, Finished, 4 stars
77. Sub for Hire by Claire Thompson, Finished, 4 stars
78. Swap Meet by Lolita Lopez, Finished, 4 stars
79. Past Lies by Shayla Kersten, Finished, 5 stars
80. The Cost of Eternity (Eternity, #1) by Shayla Kersten, Finished, 4 stars

81. Car Wash by Shawn Lane, Finished, 3 stars
82. Captured by Julia Rachel Barrett, Finished, 4 stars
83. Bi Now, Gay Later by Kim Dare, Finished, 3.5 stars
84. Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone, Finished, 5 stars
85. Under My Skin by M.L. Rhodes, Finished, 3.75 stars
86. Under My Skin II by M.L. Rhodes, Finished, 4 stars
87. Bad Brad by Cheryl Dragon, Finished, 2.75 stars
88. Jungle Heat by Bonnie Dee, Finished, 4.5 stars
89. Bad Boys, Bad Boys (Boys in Blue, #1) by Mia Watts, Finished, 3.5 stars
90. Love & Loyalty (Faith & Fidelity, #2) by Tere Michaels, Finished, 4 stars
91. Three Wrong Turns in the Desert by Neil Plakcy, Finished, 4 stars
92. Bring The Heat by M.L. Rhodes, Finished, 3.5 stars
93. Duty & Devotion (Faith & Fidelity, #3) by Tere Michaels, Finished, 4.25 stars
94. I Fell in Love with a Zombie by Sean Kennedy, Finished, 3.75 stars
95. Reasonable Doubt (Boys in Blue, #2) by Mia Watts, Finished, 4.5 stars
96. Caught Running by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux, Finished, 4.75 stars
97. Pool Hall Green by Sara Bell, Finished, 3 stars
98. A Detour Home by Devon Rhodes, Finished, 4 stars
99. Love Mode Vol. 1 by Yuki Shimizu, Finished, 3.5 stars
100. Pack of Lies by Vanessa Vaughn, Finished, 4 stars

101. Double Shot Cappuccino by Stephani Hecht, Finished, 4 stars

100+/100+ books. 100% done!


The rest of my 2010 Reading list can be found here.

You can also check my list on my 100+ Reading Challenge shelf in my GoodReads library.


  1. You're so courageous Janna, this challenge is my monster challenge as in that I've got no clue if I'll make it to a hundred reads, let alone cross that number. Have fun with it Janna and i look forward to seeing you read your way to the finish line :)

  2. Well, I don't know if it has anything to do with courage... It's not if anyone is going to spank me if I don't make it, is it? :) Than again, I might even like that ;)
    My goodreads lists told me I read over a 100 books since August 2009, but that included the short stories too... We'll see if I make it to the finish line :) Thanks for cheering me on, hon!

  3. I meant: 'It's not AS if anyone...' of course *sigh*

  4. AAhhh, secret fantasies revealed *wink* Challenges are meant to be fun, I know, but a hundred books o-0 I so don't know if I personally would reach the hundred marker *eek*

    PS: Typo's are a frequent thing with me too and i got the gist of it ;)

    PPS: I grabbed your button ;)

  5. LOL! It will be fun :D
    Thanks for grabbing! ;)

  6. If you are going to start paranormal romances, then be sure to give J.R. Ward a try. The first book is Dark Lover. She is a genius!

  7. I can hook you up with paranormal m/m recs that might be on the DIK list, too. :D

  8. Do you like YA at all? If so, I have some FANTASTIC paranormal YA suggestions for you. :)

  9. @Samantha: Welcome to my place, girl! Thanks for the tip, I'll be looking into it :)

    @Chris: Your recs have not disappointed me so far... and maybe paranormal is easier to take when it's m/m! When the titles are on the DIK list it would even be better :)

    @Bronwyn: ehm... haven't really tried it yet... I have this idea that YA will not be smutty enough for my inner naughty girl ;)
    But when you have 'FANTASTIC' recs I probably can't resist them... :)

  10. You have a great starter list there. I've read a couple of them and they are gerat. Good luck with your challenge. :)

    TA Chase has a couple paranormal. I love ALL of his books. Carol Lynne has one called GHOSTS OF ALCATREZ that is REALLY good. :)

  11. Paranormal m/m from the DIK list:

    Jenre: Camp Hell Jordan Castillo Price (you would need to read the rest of the PsyCop books first, of course)

    Jessewave: (I haven't read either of these, so...) Soul Mates: Secrets by Jourdan Lane & Draegan Lords by M.L.Rhodes

    Paranormal m/m I'd recommend: PsyCop was fabulous!
    The With or Without series by JL Langley was very, very good - highly recommended.
    Immortality Is the Suck by AM Riley.
    Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
    Change of Heart by Mary Calmes
    The Bay City Paranormal Investigations series by Ally Blue
    Notturno by ZA Maxfield
    Feral and Marked by Joely Skye

  12. @Jambrea: Thanks :) I've written your suggestions down and will check them out. Haven't you written any paranormal romances? ;)

    @Chris: Thanks again, this is great! Ehm, how many books are there in this PsyCop series... I'll go check it out, sounds interesting. Seems that there are enough paranormal books on the DIK list!

  13. There are 5 books (so far!) in PsyCop, plus some freebie short stories. The freebie that Tam reviewed takes place between books 3 and 4 and won't make much sense before that!

  14. Okay, I better start with Among the Living than. I just downloaded the first 7 chapters for free from the authors site. Can hardly wait to start reading...

  15. You know...I thought about the YA not being smutty enough *after* I left the comment - lol! But, if you ever get the urge, I have to recommend anything by Maggie Stiefvater - the woman is positively AMAZING. I've read Shiver (werewolves) and Lament (faeries - not the sparkly fluttery kind, but the badass ones who'll screw you over.) ;) I'm about to start the second in that series called Ballad.

    Also, for you MM challenge, I'd like to recommend Brynn Paulin's Single White Knight - it's a time travel (medieval/present day) and it's phenomenal!!! It made me laugh...and cry and the sex is HOT! It's published by TEB.

  16. OMG!!! Single White Knight...ROCKED! That is a good one to try Bron.

    Um...yes...I have a couple paranormal. :)

  17. @Bronwyn: if I ever get the urge I'll remember Maggie Stiefvater! Thanks :) I have seen Shiver around bloglandia quite a lot...
    Now, Single White Knight is one that's going straight on my list! Thanks for the rec. I've bought her Phantoms' Pleasure last weekend...

    @Jambrea: Great :) I've searched the internet bookstores and I've found a few of your paranormals! It took me a while cos I couldn't find it on your blog... You made me work hard for some information *wink*... but then I remembered to check your emails and luckily I found some links at the bottom! Even Fictionwise had 2 of your titles, short ones though. I wonder why their assortment is never complete *sigh*... I'm gonna look into it more! :)

  18. OMG! I made your list!! I'm am permanently indebted! :)

    I'm trying to think of cool suggestions to add to your list, but I'm several days late on these. and they'd only end up in that canned loser sound category: Fra-fra-fraaaaaaaa.

  19. Hi Mia, great to see you again!
    Yep, your on my M/M Challenge and 100+ Challenge list :)
    Any cool recs are welcome, especially paranormal ones, till the end of the year! I bet you can come up with some ;)

  20. Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge! And thank you for the Happy Smutty 2010. It really made me

  21. Thanks J.Kaye! And I'm glad I made you smile :)


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