Friday, August 31, 2007

50 Challenge books: August

In one of my Yahoo reading group, members participates in a challenge call 50 Challenge Books. Our goal was to see if we can read reach 50 books by the end of the year. So at the end of each months we post a list of books that we have read. We wrote down the titles of the book, the authors name, a tidbit (or reviews) about each books and grade them. It is challenge to our self to see how many reading can we do by the end of the year. Some get pass the 50 books and then proceed to continue to read until they reach 100. It is lot of fun, cause it help members to find "new to me authors" and learn who have common taste in books that you do. Or just talk about your favorite authors and books. I think we been doing this for 3yrs running now. I just never posted it here before but I have done them at my Yahoo group reading. Below, is the list of books I read in August(click each titles book to read my reviews). This month, I have read 7 books. But since January, I have read total of 41 books so far.

P.S. My good friend Darla is the list owner of that Yahoo group and she is participating in 50 Challenge Books as well. I think the idea came from her. Please visit her blog and see her book reviews. :)

AUGUST

35. The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann(Contemp. Military Romance)(Re-read) 4.5
36. Curveball by Kate Angell (Contemp. Romance) 5.5
37. Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann (Contemp. Military Romance)(Re-Read) 5.5
38. Harry Potter: And the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (fantasy) No review 4.5
39. The Unfortunate Miss Fortune by Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer and Anne Stuart (Romance) 4.5
40. Out of Control by Suzanne Brockmann (Contemp. Military Romance)(Re-Read) 5.5
41. Take Me Tonight by Roxanne St. Claire (Romance Suspense) 5.5

9 comments:

Alice Teh said...

It is exciting to discover new authors. I know I am because right now, I'm 'testing out' quite a few here. Hehe... Happy reading, Julia!

Julia said...

Alice - I'm always more happy to recommend you more books hehehe :) There are alot that I can recommend to you...

Have you ever tried Susan Elizabeth Phillips? She write a series book about a group of football team "Chicago Stars" and each team members get their own stories. There are humors, great cast of characters, emotions and great dialogues.

Alice Teh said...

I have not tried the books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Thanks for the recommendation. Will go check them out too. :)

Melody said...

50 Challenge books!!! I know you'll be able to do it, Julia!

Happy reading! :)

Julia said...

Alice - Let me know what you think when you try them :)

Hi Melody, thanks for the couragement! I'll do my best to reach 50 books! :)

kat said...

You know for me, the challenge in this is getting my hands on them, not to finish it ehehehe. Good luck! Let us know how it goes. :)

Alice Teh said...

I know you can, Julia! Chia you! Chia you! (Do you understand Mandarin?)

Julia said...

Kat - why don't you start challenge yourself that you can get your hand on books LOL! Thanks for the luck, I sure do need it. And I promise to let you know how it go...at the end of this month (September).

Alice - Thanks for couragement..and...er...no I don't understand Mandarin, but I take it that it mean "go you" ? LOL

Alice Teh said...

Something like that Julia. Something like that...LOL.