Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holiday Break Reading Challenge Activity #17

Today is the final day of the Holiday Break Reading Challenge.  I had so much fun and I hope everyone else did too.  For those of you who won prizes, everything should be put in the mail on Monday, January 4th.  The books will be mailed Media Mail so it should take about a week to get to you.

For our final Activity here is what I want to do.  I would like you to post your final results, how many books did you read and how many reviews did you write?

So, in the comment section of this post please answer like this:


I read 7 books during the challenge:

BONESHAKER by Cherie Preist 
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead 

LOCKDOWN by Walter Dean Myers
RAGE by Julie Anne Peters
THE RETURNERS by Gemma Malley
THE LINE by Teri Hall

I wrote 0 reviews.

Then, be sure to attach your reviews to the REVIEW PAGE of the blog.

**As for the prizes for this Activity I'll choose one of the commenters randomly like usual, but to encourage the addition of your book reviews to the Holiday Break Reading Challenge Review list, I'll choose another random Book Review post for another prize.**


  1. Samantha LeAnne

    I read 2 books during the challenge. (Family issues messed me up majorly)

    Beautiful by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
    Candor by Pam Bachorz

    I wrote 2 reviews (but I haven't gotten either posted yet)

  2. Kathy

    I read 13 books during the challenge:

    *Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
    *First Lord’s Fury by Jim Butcher
    *Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
    Alpha Turned by K B Alan
    Kiss and Kin by Kinsey Holley
    Serengeti Heat by Vivi Andrews
    *Immortal: Love Stories That Bite edited by P. C. Cast
    *Changing the World: All-New Stories of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey
    The Queen in Winter
    Shadowlight by Lynn Viehl

    All talked about in this post:

    Eternal Desire by Roxanne Rhoads
    *Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper
    *Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles

    I wrote separate blog posts for the ones that are starred.

    I am currently reading Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow but probably won’t finish it today. I have read her Young Adult books – Strange Angels and Betrayals (written as Lili St. Crow) and wanted to see how her adult books are. I have just begun but it starts out well.

  3. Hattie DeRaps

    I read 6 books during this challenge (and I'm almost done with #7, which is a re-read).

    They are:

    RX by Tracy Lynn
    Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
    A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson
    The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
    If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    And, I'm almost finished with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

    I wrote reviews for 4 of these books. I still need to write a review of An Abundance of Katherines and one for The Book Thief. I won't write one for The Help because it was a grown-up read for an adult lit book club I belong to. I only write reviews of books for titles that will be made available to my students. It was an amazing book, though! I loved it.

    I've also loved this challenge. It's the first time that I've ever done anything like it. Thanks for all of these awesome assignments, Karin. I hope that this happens again next year!

  4. Melissa Helmers

    I read 6 of the 7 books I wanted to others I didn't list because I couldn't get the 7th.

    Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
    Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
    Fallen by Lauren Kate
    Shadowland by Alyson Noel

    I wrote reviews for 5 of the 6 books. I haven't written for Shadowland yet because I haven't had the time.

    This was such a great challenge! I loved it.

  5. I had a blast participating- thanks for hosting this.

    I read 5 books- written 2 reviews - 2 more still to come.

    Bran Hambric- Kaleb Nation
    The Maze Runner - James Dashner
    Need- Carrie Jones
    Linger ARC- Maggie Stiefvater
    The Returners ARC- Gemma Doyle.
    The last two will get reviewd, just need a little time.

  6. Briana

    I've finished 3 books and am thisclose to being done with the 4th.

    Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
    Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
    Slob by Ellen Potter
    Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

    I wrote one review and will write another for Strange Angels when I'm finished.
    Thanks for the awesome challenge!

  7. Leslie

    I read 19 books during the challenge.

    The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger
    The Monstrumologist by Richard Yancey
    Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
    Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
    Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz
    Feed by M.T. Anderson
    The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
    The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    Finding Grace by Alyssa Brugman
    Splendor by Anna Godbersen
    The Minister's Daughter by Julie Hearn
    Wake by Lisa McMann
    My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
    Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
    Good Enough by Paula Yoo
    Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
    Good Fortune by Noni Carter
    Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook

    I wrote 0 reviews.

  8. Mariana

    I read 3 books (and a half xD) during the challenge:

    Keeping the moon by Sarah Dessen
    The Empress of the ethereal kingdom by Laura Gallego
    Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa

    I wrote 3 reviews.

  9. Kristin

    I had a great time reading, but failed on the participating in activities and writing reviews part.

    My goal was to read 15 books and I read 24:

    Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
    Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt
    Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
    Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne
    Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne
    Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne
    The Hollow by Jessica Verday
    Larceny and Lace by Annette Blair
    Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
    Shadowland by Alyson Noel
    Bad Apple by Laura Ruby
    The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
    Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
    The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols
    Slept Away by Julie Kraut
    At Face Value by Emily Franklin
    The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner
    The Season by Sarah MacLean
    Geektastic edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
    Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me by Louise Rennison
    A Pearl Among Princes by Coleen Paratore
    Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
    Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
    Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

    I wrote 0 full reviews, but in my final post ( I have a few sentences about each book.

  10. Kristen Harvey

    I read 27 books:

    Firespell by Chloe Neill
    Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder
    Looking for Alaska by John Green
    Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder
    The Mozart Question by Michael Morpugo
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    Rare Beasts by Charles Ogden
    The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
    Hate List by Jennifer Brown
    Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading by Charity Tahmaser and Darcy Vance
    Etta: A Novel by Gerald Koplan
    Princess Candy: Sugar Hero by Michael Dahl
    Princess Candy: The Marshmallow Mermaid by Michael Dahl
    Monster in the Outfield by Robert Marsh
    Mr. Wolf Bounces Back by Tony Bradman
    Jack and the Bean Snacks by Tony Bradman
    Goldilocks and the Just Right Club by Tony Bradman
    Rapunzel Lets Her Hair Down by Tony Bradman
    The Frog Prince Hops to It by Tony Bradman
    The Teacher Who Forgot Too Much by Steve Brezenoff
    The Village that Almost Vanished by Steve Brezenoff
    City of Fire by Laurence Yep
    Lost Worlds by John Howe
    Constance and the Great Escape by Pierre Le Gall
    Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
    Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds
    Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala

    I reviewed 11 of them.

    This was a fantastic challenge!

  11. Erica

    During the challenge I read 7 books:

    Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
    Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
    The Secret Year by Jennifer R Hubbard
    The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
    Ex-Mas by Kate Brian
    Murder At the Lake by Bren Gaudet
    Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

    I wrote 4 reviews.

    This was such a fun challenge!

  12. Julie

    I finished 9 books:

    1. The Mystery of the Phantom Grasshopper by Kathryn Kenny
    2. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
    3. A Shadow in the Dark by Ronica Stromberg
    4. Beastly by Alex Flinn
    5. Right Behind You by Gail Giles
    6. Living It Up To Live It Down by Ronica Stromberg
    7. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
    8. By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
    9. Pride and Prejudice Adapted by Nancy Butler and Hugo Petrus

    I wrote 8 reviews

  13. I've said it before and I'll say it again----I loved doing this challenge!

    I finished 10 books (which was my goal - yay!)and I will finish the 11th in a bit and post my final two reviews later tonight or tomorrow.I read:

    Swoon by Nina Malkin
    How to Steal a Car by Pete Hautman
    The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade
    Ash by Malinda Lo
    A Brief History of Montmaray
    by Michelle Cooper
    Malice by Chris Wooding
    Kith by Holly Black
    Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
    When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
    and I am finishing up
    If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    Thanks for the fun and hope to see you all in some 2010 challenges!

  14. Nikki

    I wanted to read 5 books in this challenge and I read 7.

    The Maze Runner by James Dashner
    -The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
    -Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler
    -When We Were Saints by Han Nolan
    -Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
    -Gossip Girl (#2): You Know You Love Me by Cecily von Ziegesar
    -Gossip Girl (#3): Because I'm Worth It by Cecily von Ziegesar

    I wrote 7 reviews (#7 will be up later)

    Here's the post with links to my reviews(They are also on the review page):

  15. Andrea (mg)

    I read 4 books.

    1- The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
    2- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
    3- The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
    4- Impossible by Nancy Werlin

    Wrote 3 reviews (one will be posted very soon and the other review will be up during this week possibly).

    Link to post talking about the reviews/challenge:

  16. Jill of The O.W.L.

    Books Read

    Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
    The Dark Divine by Bree Dispain
    Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
    Intertwined by Gene Showalter
    The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
    The Line by Teri Hall

    The Dark Divine went up already
    Lockdown will go up Friday for For the Guys Friday
    The Line - I need to check with Teri Hall to see if she's ok with reviews now or if she'd like them closer to the release date
    The other 3 will come this week and next

  17. Kim of LJHS Book Blog

    I read three books:

    The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante

    The Devouring by Simon Holt

    Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

    I haven't written any reviews.

    Thanks for hosting this challenge. It was a lot of fun!

  18. I only read 3 books and 1/2 way done with two others.

    I completed and reviewed:
    Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
    Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
    Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

  19. Mandy

    I read 10 books.

    Gone by Lisa Mcmann

    The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

    Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison

    Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

    The Vampire Is Just Not That Into You by Vlad Mezrich

    Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

    Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

    The Everafter by Amy Huntley

    The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X by James Patterson

    I reviewed the first 5 books.

  20. I read 11 books, but didn't post many reviews. Had a lot of fun though.

    By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
    Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
    Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
    Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
    Firespell by Chloe Neill
    Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
    Numbers by Rachel Ward
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
    Dream Girl by Lauren Mechling
    Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale

  21. Scott

    Hays Public Library Young Adult Department (or HPL YA)

    I read 8 books

    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Vol. 10 by Hirohiko Araki
    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Vol. 11 by Hirohiko Araki
    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Vol. 12 by Hirohiko Araki
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    The Ruins by Scott Smith
    A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
    Boilerplate: History's Modern Marvel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
    Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

    And I did 6 reviews (I lumped the 3 JoJo's together into a review of the whole series (so far.))

    I only planned on reading The Road . . . so Expectations Exceeded! Thank you for hosting this, my teens will be so excited by the prize I won!

    I hope to do a wrap-up with pie charts tomorrow morning!

  22. I read 9 books during the challenge:

    Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
    Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter
    Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
    A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
    Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
    Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
    Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
    Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
    Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh

    So far I've reviewed Hunting Ground, Deep Kiss of Winter, A Touch of Dead and Slave to Sensation. I ended up traveling for most of my break so things didn't go as I'd planned at all, but overall this was a fantastic event and I'd definitely participate again next year! Happy New Year!

  23. Rebecca Herman

    Well, I was majorly lazy. I planned to read about 5 books and I ended up only finishing 2 and starting a 3rd because I wasted too much time on the computer!

    I finished:
    The Raven Saint by ML Tyndall
    Ashes by Kathryn Lasky

    and I started Brightly Woven by Alexndra Bracken.

    Howver I wrote/posted 4 reviews - this included the two books I finished during the challenge as well as two books I finished earlier, but waited til the release date to review as requested.


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