Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Reading Blitz Completed!

Read 30 books in 30 days in the month of June. Hosted by Reading and Ruminations.

1. The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen
2. Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery
3. When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
4. Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne
5. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
6. All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare
7. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
8. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson
9. Skellig by David Almond
10. Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
11. Two Parties, One Tux, etc. by Steven Goldman
12. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
13. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
14. The Painter From Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein
15. When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton
16. Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery
17. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
18. The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
19. Darkwood by M.E. Breen
20. Ghost Town by Richard W. Jennings
21. A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery
22. Middlemarch by George Eliot
23. The City in the Lake by Rachel Neumeier
24. A Bride in the Bargain by DeeAnne Gist
25. The Wall by Peter Sis
26. Margaret Mitchell & John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone With The Wind by Marianne Walker
27. Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
28. Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
29. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
30. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

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Lenore Appelhans 3:14 AM  

Wow! I would have to take off work to complete such a challenge.

DesLily 5:05 AM  

wow becky! I say wow, but you can't surprise me much anymore, you are a reading machine! lol..

I have a few of those on the wish list thanks to you and I'm reading the Dragon of Trelian right now! (blame, blame blame!)

Sandra 8:57 PM  

You'd have to be young to manage such a feat, either that or have servants. lol Well done.

Shanra 7:57 AM  

O_O Wow! Congratulations! (and on finishing your other challenge too.)

Anonymous,  10:09 PM  

Hey! I did this too! :) Except that I read "only" 24 ;) You, on the other hand, did an amazing job of reading all 30! Is it a lot more than what you usually read? Or similar?

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