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Subject: 2011 Christian Reading Challenge - Lists Only!!!
Date Posted: 11/10/2010 10:24 PM ET
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This thread is for the 2011 Christian Reading Challenge beginning January 1, 2011, and is for your LISTS ONLY

Anyone can join in at any time (after Jan 1 of course)

This year I decided that instead of the Challenge being for fiction only, to incorporate a couple of categories that would apply to non-fiction and one category for audio books. 

In order to successfully complete the challenge, you will need to choose 14 categories out of the 20 categories listed below.  For those of you who want to do all 20, that is wonderful and highly recommended! 

There is also a points category which will accumulate throughout the year.  Everyone is welcome to participate if they so wish.  More information will be given on how to record your points at a later date but before January.  Prizes will be awarded by myself and will be decided on at the end of next year.

You can fill in your lists before the challenge starts, or you can fill it in as you go along.  And, of course, you can change your lists up as time goes along too.  You are not locked into your choices if you make them now.

You are welcome to add your own categories to your list or if you would like you can send me a PM and I will see about adding them to the main list.

All of the categories and Points categories pertain to Christian books only, whether they are fiction or non-fiction.

Copy and Paste the following to set up your list:

1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day (fiction or non)

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series in 2011 (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

 

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next



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Page for My Challenge Listing:

1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010

  1. Don't Look Back (Women of Justice, Bk 2) :: Lynette Eason    368 pages   1-4-11
  2. Tandem  by Tracey Bateman  304 pages 2-9-11
  3. Tomorrow We Die  by Shawn O'Grady   352 pages   2-25-11
  4. Medical Error (Prescription for Trouble, Bk 2)  288 pages  3-24-11

     

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before
                          Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady   2-25

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011
       Winter by Keven Newsome

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 
        Saturdays with Stella: How My Dog Taught Me to Sit, Stay, and Come When God Calls by Allison Pittman

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field    
               Medical Error (Prescription for Trouble, Bk 2)   3-24-11                           

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalypse     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 
                 Soon by Jerry Jenkins   2-17-11

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)
               Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady   2-25

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

 

TBR 10 Book LIsting:



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010 - I read 30 in 2010, so my goal for 2011 is 31!

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!  Within My Heart by Tamara Alexander (complete 3/1, 384 pages, 4 stars)

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Jones Gunn (complete 3/4, 297 pages, 4.5 stars)

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    The Lightkeeper's Ball by Colleen Coble (complete 10/12)

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    The Girl in the Gatehouse (complete 7/20, 5 stars)

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart (complete 4/30, 295 pages, 3 stars)

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:   Cowboy for Keeps by Debra Clopton (complete 2/28, 224 pages, 3 stars)

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!! Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:   Amish Grace (complete 1/5, 4 stars, 240 pages)

11.  Are you an Activist? The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir (complete 5/17, 4 stars)

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake (Complete 1/8, 2 1/2 stars, 387 pages)

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By HearingLove's Pursuit by Siri Mitchel (Complete 2/16, 4.5 stars)

15.  Salute to Our HeroesThe Stone's Cry Out by Sibella Giorello (Complete 7/14)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:  A Pagan's Nightmare by Ray Blackston (Complete 8/26)

17.  I Feel Pretty:  What A Girl Wants by Kristen Billerbeck

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  The Pawn, The Rook, The Bishop, The Knight by Steven James

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:  Levi's Will by Dale Cramer

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Healing Sands by Nancy Rue (complete 2/18, 5 stars, 416 pages)

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

 That Certain Spark - Jan
Within My Heart - Mar
Tailor-Made Bride - Mar
 

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read.  

And the Shofar Blew Francine Rivers
Distant Dreams Judith Pella/Tracie Peterson
Flies in the Butter Denise Hildreth
Gardenias for Breakfast Robin Jones Gunn
In Search of Eden Linda Nichols
Leather and Lace DiAnn Mills
Letter Perfect Cathy Marie Hake
Summer of Light Dale Cramer
The Hidden Kathryn Mackel
What A Girl Wants Kristen Billerbeck

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next

Amish Grace - 240 pages Jan
That Certain Spark - 387 pages Jan
The Road to Forgiveness - 224 pages Feb
Cowboy for Keeps - 224 pages Feb
Gardenias for Breakfast - 297 pages Mar
Within My Heart - 384 pages Mar
A Tailor-Made Bride - 352 pages Mar
Healing Sands - 416 pages Feb
Leather and Lace - 288 pages Apr
Love, Charleston - 295 pages Apr


 



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 than 2010    6/32

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   A Window to the World- Susan Meissner

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas- Janice Hanna

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Beach Dreams- Trish Perry

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book 

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

 

POINTS CATEGORIES:  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM 
1. LFY in Poetry, Texas
2. Beach Dreams
3. Jane Austen Ruined my Life
4. The Pastor's Wife 

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  One Point for each one read. 

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next-  1816 pages



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 than 2010

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   For the Love of Dogs by Suzanne Woods Fisher 1/8/2011

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen 1/6/2011

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist 1/2/2011. Christy Award winner, Romance, 2007

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

POINTS CATEGORIES:  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only) # Discussion posts:

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  # WL books:

List the 10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  2 Points for each one read. 

Count the Pages: 12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010 - I don't have a number for 2010 so I have nothing to measure against for a total, but I'll try to read more than 16 categories which was the number I finished in the 2010 CF Reading Challenge.  Surpassed

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before  A Promise to Remember by Kathryn Cushman

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.   Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011  Leaving (Bailey Flanigan, Bk1) by Karen Kingsbury

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.  Valeria's Cross by Kathi Macias and Susan Wales

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title  Love Finds You in Treasure Island Florida by Debby Mayne

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction  The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!  Leather and Lace (Texas Legacy, Bk 1) by DiAnn Mills

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration  A Texas Legacy Christmas (Texas Legacy, Bk 4) by DiAnn Mills

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul   Faith Hope & Hilarity (originally titled Look Wh's Laughing) by Ann Spangle, Shari MacDonald

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller  Angels Flight by Tracie Peterson and James Scott Bell

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field  Critical Care (Mercy Hospital, Book 1) by Candace Calvert

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic   Soon: The Beginning of the End (Underground Zealot, Bk 1) by Jerry Jenkins

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian  All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)  Against All Odds (Heroes of Quantico Series, Book 1) by Irene Hannon

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day  Three Weddings and a Giggle by Liz Curtis Higgs, Carolyn Zane, and Karen Ball

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit  Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series) Broadmoor Legacy Series by Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller
       A Daughter's Inheritance (Broadmoor Legacy, Book 1), An Unexpected Love (Broadmoor Legacy, Book 2), A Surrendered Heart (Broadmoor Legacy, Book 3)       

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com     Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages  Gideon's Torch by Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn (551 Pgs)

 

 

POINTS CATEGORIES:  Prize Given at End of Year

Tracking Moved to:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/2011-Christian-Reading-Challenge-Points/topic/225427/?ls=0#p4726072

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  One Point for each one read.
  Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear by Max Lucado
  Life Management for Busy Women: Living Out God's Plan With Passion and Purpose by Elizabeth George
  A Woman's High Calling by Elizabeth George
  Texas Brides: Three Gifts Lead Brothers to Romance in a New Country by Cathy Marie Hake - Read January, 2011
  Gideon's Torch by Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn - Read February, 2011
  The Pursuit (The English Garden, Bk 4) by Lori Wick
  The Visitor (English Garden, Book 3) by Lori Wick
  Texas by Debra White Smith
  Ulterior Motives (Sun Coast, Bk 3) by Terri Blackstock
  Presumption of Guilt (Sun Coast, Bk 4) by Terri Blackstock

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next
 



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010 (read 178 in 2010) read 197 in 2011

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen 2/5

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    A Daughter's Inheritance by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller 1/2

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer 2/6

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey 1/29

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Love Finds You in Valentine Nebraska by Irene Brand 1/28

7.    Read a Christian Classic: Katharine's Yesterday by Grace Livingston Hill 2/18 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Unbridled Dreams by Stephanie Grace Whitson 1/13

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  A Plain & Simple Christmas by Amy Clipston 1/25 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:   Be Still...and Let Your Nail Polish Dry by Andrea Boeshaar, etc. 4/15 

11.  Are you an Activist?  America the Beautiful by Laura Hayden 5/13 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:  Code Blue by Richard Mabry 2/25  

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  The End is Now by Rob Stennett  4/8   

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel 1/10 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Breach of Trust by Diann Mills 1/16

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones 2/3

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Gone to Green by Judy Christie 2/12 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Smart Chick Mystery series (3 books) by Mindy Starns Clark 1/9

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser (finalist 2009) 1/11

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Healing Sands by Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn 1/19

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only) 197

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  86

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

The Believer by Ann Gabhart 1/24
Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser 1/11
Unbridled Dreams by Stephanie Grace Whitson 1/13
Frasier Island by Susan Page Davis 1/27
The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer 1/29
Blind Dates Can Be Murder by Mindy Starns Clark 1/8
Elementary My Dear Watkins by Mindy Starns Clark 1/9
A Daughter's Inheritance by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller 1/2
An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller 1/3
A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller 1/5

 

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next  62,421 pages

Totals:

Books read/reviews posted: 197
WL books posted: 86
Pages read: 62,421


 



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010 - 2010 read 130 / 2011 read 140

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before
Head in the Clouds :: Karen Witemeyer 2/5/11

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.
June Bug :: Chris Fabry 9/20

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011
A Billion Reasons Why :: Kristin Billerbeck  Publication Date:2/1/2011 3/30

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.
Sisterchicks Go Brit! (Sisterchicks, No 7) :: Robin Jones Gunn 1/14

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title
Love Finds You in Hope Kansas :: Pamela Griffin 1/29

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction
Joshua :: Joseph Girzone 2/19

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!
A Cowboy's Touch (Big Sky, Bk 1) :: Denise Hunter 6/8

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 
The Snowbirds :: Annie Jones   2/21

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 
Never the Bride :: Rene Gutteridge 5/31  a great story to remind me that God has a Plan for me! -- not the same plan as the storyline, but my own plan :)

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller
Kiss :: Ted Dekker, Erin Healy 2/28

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field
Vital Signs (Baxter, Bk 3) :: Kathy Herman 1/27

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic
Soon: The Beginning of the End (Underground Zealot, Bk 1)
:: Jerry B. Jenkins 12/24

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian
Beyond the Gathering Storm
:: Janette Oke 12/13

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)
Ransomed Dreams (Defenders of Hope) :: Amy Wallace (FBI) 2/24

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day
Leaving Carolina (Southern Discomfort, Bk 1) 2/27

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 
My Life as a Doormat (in Three Acts) :: Rene Gutteridge  2/14

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com
Breach of Trust (Call of Duty, Bk 1) :: DiAnn Mills  7/5

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages
The Drifter :: Lori Copeland (large print) 417 pages 5/19

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only) 140 points

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  59 points

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read.  10 books read x 2 points = 20 points

  1. Joshua:: Joseph Girzone 2/18
  2. Any Man of Mine (Love Inspired):: Carolyne Aarsen 4/19
  3. To Love Again (Steeple Hill Love Inspired (Large Print)):: Bonnie Winn 9/14
  4. A Soldier's Promise (USAF Pararescue Jumper, Bk 1) (Love Inspired, No 430) (Larger Print):: Cheryl Wyatt 12/16
  5. A Stitch in Time: No Man's Land Blossoms with Love in Four Novellas:: Cathy Marie Hake, Carol Cox, Tracey V. Bateman, Vickie McDonough 12/21
  6. Rainbow's End (Love Inspired):: Irene Hannon 11/27
  7. When the Heart Cries (Sisters of the Quilt, Bk 1):: Cindy Woodsmall  3/17
  8. A Journey by Chance:: Sally D. John 5/13
  9. Colorado Wings: Four Inspirational Love Stories With a Dash of Intrigue (Inspirational Romance Collections):: Tracie Peterson 12/8
  10. Whirlpool (Julesburg, Bk 1):: Lorena McCourtney  3/15

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next 45,863 pages = ? Points

January .......3801
February......4115
March.......... 5217
April.............4982
May.............3914
June............4031
July..............3988
August........1392
September..3812
October......4376
November...2528
December... 3707



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010 (must read more than 228 books)

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before : Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer - 1/3/11

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state. Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes - 2/1/11

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011: Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer - 1/4/11

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.:  The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen - 1/4/11

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Love On Assignment by Cara Lynn James - 1/5/11

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul An Unlikely Blessing by Judy Baer 2/2/11

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)  Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon - 1/14/11

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day Operation Bonnet by Kimbery Stuart - 1/18/11

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages The Damascus Way by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke -1/29/11



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I think I'm up for participating in my first PBS challenge! Sounds fun!
 

1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010
2.    NICE TA MEETCHA! 
  Rekindled :: Tamera Alexander
3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.
4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011
5.    FAR, FAR AWAY   
A Valley of Betrayal (Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War) :: Tricia Goyer (Spain)
6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington :: Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss
7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction
8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!
9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration
10.  Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul
11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller
12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field
13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic    
14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian
15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)
16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day
17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit
18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)
19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com
20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

 

10 Books on my TBR list the longest (two points for each one read):

A Valley of Betrayal (Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War) :: Tricia Goyer (1/10)
Miss Katie's Rosewood (Carolina Cousins, Bk 4) :: Michael Phillips
Blessed Assurance :: Lyn Cote
The Edge of Light (At Home in Beldon Grove, Bk 1) :: Ann Shorey
Song of Erin :: BJ Hoff
When Love Blooms :: Robin Lee Hatcher
Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel) :: Tracie Peterson, Judith Pella
Hope Beyond , A :: Judith Pella, Tracie Peterson
Secrets on the Wind, 3-in-1 :: Stephanie Grace Whitson
The Hope of Refuge (Ada's House, Bk 1) :: Cindy Woodsmall



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010  only met 9 categories last year in the Christian Challenge. Read a total of 30 books in 2010.

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before  Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist  FEBRUARY, Hearts Surrender by Marianne Evans MARCH, Take Your Best Shot by Austin Gutwein MAY, Flies on the Butter by Denise Hildreth JULY

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.  A Delirious Summer by Ray Blacksotn  FEBRUARY

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011   Weird by Craig Groeschel  JULY

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title Crazy Love by Francis Chan JANUARY

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis   JANUARY

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration  The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere  AUGUST  & The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere  AUGUST & The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere SEPTEMBER & The Christmas Promise by Donna Van Liere  SEPTEMBER & The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere  OCTOBER & The Christmas Journey by Donna VanLiere  NOVEMBER

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul  Looking Up When Life Is Looking Down by Beth Moore  JULY

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic    The New Temple and the Second Coming by Grant R. Jeffrey  NOVEMBER

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury JANUARY

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)  Too Close To Home by Lynette Eason  MARCH

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com      

Zora & Nicky: A Novel in Black & White by Claudia Mair Burney APRIL

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

 

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

1.That's My Son by Rick Johnson  APRIL

2.One Month to Live by Kerry & Chris Shook  JULY

3. A Jewel in His Crown by Priscilla Shirer   OCTOBER

4. Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado  JANUARY

5. The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers  NOVEMBER

6. The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

7. The Elevator by Angela Hunt   JUNE

8. Trusting God Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges   OCTOBER

9. The Great House of God by Max Lucado   APRIL

10. Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur   OCTOBER

11. When Wallflowers Dance by Angela Thomas   JANUARY

12. Be Anxious For Nothing by Joyce Meyer   MAY

 

ADDTIONAL BOOKS-DO NOT FIT IN CATEGORY ABOVE

Redemption by Karen Kingsbury   DECEMBER

Remember by Karen Kingsbury   DECEMBER



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA! Tender Vow by Sharlene MacLaren

3.    HOME SWEET HOME: Michigan Brides (Romancing Amercia) -- Detroit,MI by Amber Miller Stockton

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL: Leaving (Bailey Flanigan, Bk 1) by Karen Kingsbury

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY: Angel Harp by Michael Phillips

6.    Faith - Hope - Love: Love Finds You in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California by Sandra D. Bricker

7.    Read a Christian Classic: Christy by Catherine Marshall

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy: Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas, Bk 1) by Mary Connealy

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!! : Sarah's Christmas Miracle by Mary Ellis

10.  Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift: Embraced by the Spirit: The Untold Blessings of Intimacy with God by Charles R. Swindoll

11.  Are you an Activist?: America the Beautiful (America Series, Bk 1) by Laura Hayden

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor awayCode Blue ( Prescription for Trouble Series, Bk 1) by Richard Mabry

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic: What in the World is Going On? by David Jeremiah   

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book: Her Mother's Hope (The Marta's Legacy Series, Bk 1) by Francine Rivers 

15.  Salute to Our HeroesNightshade (Discarded Heroes Series, Bk 1) by Ronie Kendig  

16.  A Merry Heart Does You GoodMaking Waves (Lake Manawa Summers, Bk.1) by Lorna Seilstad

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit: Dining With Joy (A Low Country Romance) by Rachel Hauck

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series): Timber Ridge Reflections by Tamera Alexander

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book: How Sweet It Is by Alice J. Wisler

20. I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:  The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies, Bk 1) by Kristen Heitzmann    

                                               

 Looking forward to starting this challenge on January 1st, 2011. Thanks for setting it up.



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 than 2010 - 10

          Estimated read in 2010 - 90.

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!  Close To Home (Women of Justice Bk 1) by Lynette Eason  

3.    HOME SWEET HOME  

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL   A Billion Reasons Why by Kristen Billerbeck

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:   

11.  Are you an Activist? Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes  Nightshade Discarded Heroes by Ronie Kendig 

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:  Remember to Forget by Deborah Raney 

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

 

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next



 



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My 2011 CF Challenge

1. Read More Books in 2011 that 2010 

  • cf read in 2010: 68
  • cf read in 2011: 21 (as of 4/3)

2. Nice ta Meetcah:  Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before

3. Home Sweet Home: Read a book that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town,city, general area, at least the same state.

4. Ah, that new book smell:   Read a new release for 2011

5. Far, Far Away: Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

6. Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7. Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8. Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9. Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10. Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11. Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12. An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13. He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14. Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15. Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16. A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17. I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18. Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19. You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

21. Other CF Books read in 2011

 



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 than 2010

29 read in 2010                33 2/3 read in 2011

                                           1 audio

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before

  1. Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson (2-5-11) 350 pages, 5 Stars (swap book)
  2. Love Finds You in Humble, Texas by Anita Higman (5-9-11) 320 pages, 3 Stars
  3. Love Finds You in Calico, California by Elziabeth Ludwig (7-3-11) 348 pages, 4 Stars
  4. Two Brides Too Many by Mona Hodgson (7-7-11) 308 pages, 4 Stars (swap book)
  5. Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana by Melanie Dobson (9-14-11) 335 pages. 3 1/2 stars (loaner)
  6. Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer, (10-1-11) 367 pages,  5 Stars (swap book)
  7. Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena Miller, (10-23-11) 320 pages, 5 Stars (swap book)

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona by Miralee Ferrell, (5-7-11) 317 pages, 5 Stars

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

Tahn by L. A. Kelly (1-3-11), 331 pages  (Time and place not given, but since it was during medieval times, definitely not NA) 4 stars

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

  1. Love Finds You in Hope, Kansas by Pamela Griffin (2-21-11) 327 pages, 4.5 stars
  2. Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss (2-3-11) 348 pages, 4.5 stars    Posted to WL
  3. Love Finds You in Last Chance, California by Miralee Ferrell (5-28-11) 320 pages, 5 stars

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

  1. Wildflower Bride by Mary Connealy (2-8-11) 318 pages, 5 Stars
  2. A Woman Called Sage by DiAnn Mills (3-21-11) 320 pages, 5 Stars (swap book)
  3. Wrangler in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Bk. 2) by Mary Connealy (11-21-11) 315 pages, 5 Stars
  4. Sharpshooter in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Bk. 3) by Mary Connealy (12-6-11) 315 pages, 5 Stars

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

  1. Wild West Christmas: Plain Trouble / Charlesy's Accountant / Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter / A Breed Apart by Lena Nelson Dooley, Darlene Franklin, Vickie McDonough, Kathleen Y'Barbo (1-18-11) 367 pages, 4 Stars
  2. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg, (12-15-11) 356 pages, 5 Stars

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

Bluebonnet Belle by Lori Copeland (3-3-11) 379 pages, 4.5 Stars

Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie's Daughters, Bk. 1) by Mary Connealy (9-25-11) 320 pages,  4.5 Stars (swap book)

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

Glorious Appearing (Left Behind, Bk. 12) audio CD by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, 3-15-11, 5 Stars

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

  1. The Bride Backfire (Prairie Promises, Bk 2) by Kelly Eileen Hake (1-12-11) 286 pages 4.5 Stars (swap book)
  2. The Bride Blunder (Prairie Promises, Bk. 3) by Kelly Eileen Hake, (8-21-11) 320 pages, 4 Stars (swap book)

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

  1. Leather and Lace (Texas Legacy, Bk 1) by Diann Mills, 3-18-11, 319 pages, 4.5 stars
  2. Lanterns and Lace (Texas Legacy, Bk. 2) by DiAnn Mills, 5-4-11, 317 pages. 4 stars
  3. Lightning and Lace (Texas Legacy, Bk. 3) by DiAnn Mills.  5-16-11, 317 pages. 5 Stars
  4. A Texas Legacy Christmas (Texas Legacy, Bk. 4)  by DiAnn Mills,  12-27-11, 288 pages, 5 Stars (not WL, but will be posted)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

  1. The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen (2-13-11) 415 pages, 5 stars (swap book)
  2. The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz (6-25-11) 413 pages, 4.2 stars (swap book)

Other:

  1. An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County by Barbara Cameron, Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman (1-14-11)  (last 2 stories, 290 pages)  4 stars
  2. Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar, Bk 1) by Colleen Coble (4-7-11) 320 pages,  4 Stars
  3. Too Rich for a Bride (Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, Bk. 2) by Mona Hodgson, (7-26-11) 313 pages, 4 Stars (swap book)
  4. Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy (10-11-11) 320 pages, 3.5 stars (swap book)
  5. A Lady Like Sarah (Rocky Creek Romance, Bk. 1) by Margaret Brownley, (10-15-11) 320 pages,  5 Stars (swap book)

 

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

14 reviews

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM 

  1. Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss    Posted to WL  2-5-11
  2. Wildflower Bride by Mary Connealy   Posted to WL 4-19-11

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

  1. Australia: Four Inspirational Love Stories from the Land Down Under (Inspirational Romance Collections) by Mary Hawkins
  2. A Stitch in Time: No Man's Land Blossoms with Love in Four Novellas by Cathy Marie Hake, Carol Cox, Tracey V. Bateman, Vickie McDonough
  3. A Silence in the Heart (Love Inspired) by Carolyne Aarsen
  4. The Unexpected Gift (Sisters & Brides) (Love Inspired) by Irene Hannon
  5. Freedom's Promise (Reardon Brothers, Book 1) by Dianna Crawford
  6. Freedom's Hope (Reardon Brothers, Book 2) by Dianna Crawford
  7. Florida: Four Inspiring Love Stories from the Sunshine State by Peggy Darty, Muncy G. Chapman, Eileen M. Berger, Stephen A. Papuchis
  8. Second Chance Mom (Love Inspired) (Larger Print) by Mary Kate Holder
  9. Freedom's Belle (Reardon Brothers #3) by Dianna Crawford
  10. Colorado: Love Carves out a Home on the Mountainside by Rosey Dow

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next. 

           Total pages read:        10,933

 



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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010      

2010 read 88 books/ 60 were christian  2011:  total books 43---- Christian books 34

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before

Wild Grows the Heather in Devon by Michael Phillips pgs 447  Feb 17, 2011

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.   

Love Finds You in Bethlehem New Hampshire by Lauralee Bliss     Pgs 295  Jan 4, 2011

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

A Heart for Home by Lauraine Snelling pgs 356   March 25, 2011

The Dawn of a Dream by AnnShorey  pgs342   April 28, 2011

The Judgment by Beverly Lewis  July 8, 2011   pgs325

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

The Road to Cana by Anne Rice  pgs 321 April 17, 2011

His Watchful Eye By Jack Cavanaugh  pgs 384  April 25, 2011

Priscilla &Aquila by LLois T. Henderson and Haold Ivan smith    Pgs 343    Jan 24, 2011

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

Her Mothers Hope by Francine Rivers  pgs 483

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

The Pilgrim's Progress by john Bunyan   pgs379

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

Unbridled Dreams by Stephanie Grace Whitson  pgs 347 March 15, 2011

 

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

What is Heaven Like? by MOrton Kelsey   March 14, 2011

The Quest for Character by Charles R Swindoll April 11, 2011  pgs204

And the Angels were Silent by Max Lucado   June 7, 2011 Pgs 193

Skidmarks on the Road to Life   By Ann Downing  Aug, 22 2011 pgs 142

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical fiel

 A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling   Jan 8, 2011  pgs 367

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic

Storm Warning by Billy Graham  July 31, 2011  pgs 282     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

Ruby by Lauraine Sneling  April 12, 2011 pgs320

Pearl by Lauraine Snelling July 1, 2011 349

Opal by Lauraine Snelling Aug 5, 2011 Not really a comedy but went with this series  pgs348

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

On Hummingbird Wings by Lauraine Snelling July 5, 2011  340

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a seri

A Voice in the Wind book 1 by Francine Rivers May 10, 2011 pgs 496

Echo in the Darkness book 2 by Francine Rivers May 14, 2011 pgs43 3As Sure as the Dawn book 3 by Francine Rivers May 22, 2011 pgs 473

HIgh Hurdles 5 books in one  by Lauraine Snelling  July 20, 2011 Pgs 620

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

While Mortals Sleep by Jack Cavanaugh       Jan 18,2011   Pgs 378

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pag

 The Watcher by Mark Andrew Olsen     pg 411  Feb. 2, 2011

2011 

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only

posts   Love finds you in Bethleham          Wild grows the Heather in Devon                      Unbridled Dreams

                 A Measure of Mercy                        The Thorn                                                              Joshua The homecoming

               No Distance to Far                            A Higher Calling                                                  A Heart for HOme

               While Mortals Sleep                             Rebecca's Choice                                       Quest for Character

                  Priscilla & Aquila                                Simple Secrets                                                  Ruby

                  Watchers                                               Sarah's Choice                                     The Road to Cana

                 Lydia"s Charm                                         What is Heaven like                                The Atonement Child  pgs 374

                   His Watchful Eye                                 The Dawn of A Dream                             A voice in the Wind

              an Echo in the Darkness                        As Sure as the Dawn                                 Her Mothers Hope

                And the Angels were Silent                             Heathersleigh Homecomeingpgs429        A New Dawn over Devon  pgs 444

           Pearl  pgs 349                                              October Song   pgs236                                            Hummingbird by Lauraine Snelling

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM :

The Waiting by Suzane Woods Fisher 1/2/2011 posted

Love Finds you in Behhleham NH    1/30/2011 posted

Lydia's Charm by Wanda Brunstetter  2/6/2011 Posted

Rebecca's Choice byt Jerry S Eicher  3/3/2011 Posted

Simple Secrets by Nancy Mehl        3/8/2011 POsted

The Road to Cana by Anne Rice 4/16;2011 posted

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers 4:20?2011 posted

The Dawn of a Dream  4/28/2011

A voice in the wind 5/10, 2011

An echo in the wilderness 5/14;2011

AS Sure as the Dawn 5/22/ 2011

Her Mothers Hope 6/1/201

The Judgment 7/8/2011

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

 

Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen not christian

Catching Heaven by Sand Hall( Istarted this book but  did not finish it as I did not like it at all infact it was not CF as I thought it was)

A Higher Call By Harold Bell Wright

Quest for Character by Dr. Charles R Swindoll

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

The Watchers by Mark Andrew Olsen

Wild Grows the Heather in Devon

No Distance to Far by Lauraine Snelling

A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling     Jan 8, 2011

Lydia's Charm by Wanda E Brunsterrer   

Joshua The Home Coming by Joseph F Girzone   I don't have a very large TBR list.
 



 



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Tracking each book per month in points tracking forum;  updating here after month ends.

PERSONAL CHALLENGES  (adding book title and changing to blue font as challenge is completed)

 

 1.       NICE TA MEETCHA!   Dark Star : Confessions of a Rock Idol (Rock Star Chronicles) :: Creston Mapes

 2.       HOME SWEET HOME    Alabama: Southern Charm Reigns In Four Inspiring Romances (4-In-1 Romance Fiction)   by  Kay Cornelius  

 3.       AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Leaving (Bailey Flanigan, Bk 1) :: Karen Kingsbury

 4.      FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

 5.      Faith - Hope - Love:  Love Walked In,  A Perfect Love,  Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana

 6.      Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe by  Anita Higman, Irene Brand 

 7.      Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective :: Andy Andrews;   Hot Flashes and Cold Cream :: Diann Hunt

 8.      An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Tomorrow We Die :: Shawn Grady 

 9.      Salute to Our Heroes:  Ever After :: Karen Kingsbury

 10.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas

 11.  I Feel Pretty:  Hot Flashes and Cold Cream :: Diann Hunt
 

 12.  Whole, Not in Part:  Firstborn Series by Karen Kingsbury including Fame, Forgiven, Found, Family, and Forever 

13.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book 

14.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   New Mexico Sunrise :: Tracie Peterson

               COUNT THE PAGES--------9315 pages    Points---?????????????

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD: Total points----28

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM:  Total points---3

10 BOOKS THAT HAVE BEEN ON TBR THE LONGEST:   Total points--20 (read all 10 of the oldest)



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I have never entered a challenge before!  Looking forward to this.

Sue in Boulder City, NV

 

 

1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

 

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

Count the Pages:  12 Points given for most read, 9 for next, 6 for next, 3 for the next



 

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1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

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Point tracking:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=225427

1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010/   read 40 books in 2010.
2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before
The Road Home :: Tommy Tenney, Mark Andrew Olsen    1/1/11 - 400 pages, review posted.  4 stars
 
3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.
4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011
5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.
Whisper on the Wind (The Great War, Bk 2)  Author: Maureen Lang  3/8/11, 417 pages, review posted.  4.5 stars
 
6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title
Love Finds You In Bethlehem New Hampshire 320 pages,  review posted, 1/20/11, 4 stars
 
7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 
8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!
Wagered Heart :: Robin Lee Hatcher  352 pages, 1/10/11, review posted 1/10/11, 1 star
 
9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration One perfect Day, Lauraie Snelling, 303 pages.  5 stars 7/5/11
10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued Author: Kim Meeder, Kim Meeder.  3 stars
 
11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 
12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:  Cure, The :: Athol Dickson 
13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic       Soon: The Beginning of the End (Underground Zealot, Bk 1), 2/10, review posted 2/10, 347 pages, 4 stars
14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 
Ruth: The Message of Redemption & Revival in the Book of Ruth CDs, Nancy Leigh DeMoss 1/31/11
15.  Salute to Our HeroesTomorrow We Die Author: Shawn Grady 4/1/11 5 stars 352 pages
16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day A Mile in My Flip-Flops
Author: Melody Carlson, review posted 3/13, 330 pages, 4.5 stars
 
17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit Hating Valentine's Day (Red Dress Ink) Author: Allison Rushby, review posted 2/16, 288 pages, 1/2 star
 
18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)
19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book.  Bad Ground Author: W. Dale Cramer, review posted 2/23, 382 pages, 5 stars
20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages
 

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read. 

 

TITLE AUTHOR
Firefly Blue

Jake Thoene (after starting, realized I've already read it.  Replace with:A Time to Mend: A Safe Harbor Novel :: Gary Smalley, Sally John
 

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Book 1 Neta Jackson
Hidden Motives Diann Mills - Gail Gaymer Martin - Carol Cox - Jill Stengl 1/14/11
When the Day of Evil Comes : A Novel of Suspense Melanie Wells
Bad Ground W. Dale Cramer  2/23/11
Waking Lazarus T. L. Hines
Wagered Heart Robin Lee Hatcher 1/10/11
Remember to Forget Deborah Raney   1/7/11
The Brushstroke Legacy Lauraine Snelling

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Lenora's books read 2011:

1.    Read More Books in 2011 than 2010 (est. 120 in 2010; est. 95 CF in 2010)

104 books read      81 CF read  as of 12.31.2011

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before

The Wedding Caper   by Janice Thompson   320 pages    1.6.2011   reviewed on book discussion thread

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

Flying to Tombstone  by  Gordon McBride     316 pages     8.8.11

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011

Out of Control  by  Mary Connealy     329 pages     9.4.11

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.

Out of the Devil's Mouth  by  Travis Thrasher  320 pages  2.19.11   reviewed on book discussion thread 2.28.11

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!

Wildflower Bride   by Mary Connealy   318 pages   1.14.2011     reviewed on book discussion thread

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 

Engaging Father Christmas   by Robin Jones Gunn   176 pages   1.28.11   reviewed on book discussion thread

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

Mulberry Park   by Judy Duarte     272 pages     5.20.11      reviewed on book discussion thread 8.6.11

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller

Flies on the Butter  by  Denise Hildreth    320 pages    3.11.11     reviewed on book discussion thread 3.30.11

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field

Along Came a Cowboy  by Christine Lynxwiler    288 pages  1.15.11     reviewed on book discussion thread

Doctor in Petticoats  by   Mary Connealy   320 pages  2.26.11   reviewed on book discussion thread 2.28.11

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

The Reluctant Prophet   by Nancy Rue     396 pages    7.25.11     reviewed on book discussion thread 8.6.11

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

While We're Far Apart  by  Lynn Austin     4.16.11     reviewed on book discussion thread 4.18.11

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

The Chairman  by  Harry Lee Kraus     473 pages     6.5.11     reviewed on book discussion thread 8.6.11

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

Hot Flashes & Cold Cream   by Diann Hunt   320 pages     2.12.11     reviewed on book discussion thread   2.28.11

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

Catch a Rising Star   by Tracey Bateman   304 pages   2.4.11    reviewed on book discussion thread 2.28.11 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

Let Them Eat Cake  (#1)  by Sandra Byrd   304 pages   1.30.11      reviewed on book discussion thread   2.17.11

Bon Appetit  (#2)   by Sandra Byrd   304 pages   1.31.11     reviewed on book discussion thread   2.17.11

Piece de Resistance (#3)    by Sandra Byrd   304 pages   2.14.11   reviewed on book discussion thread   2.17.11

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

Sisterchicks in Gondolas  by Robin Jones Gunn  304 pages (Christy Award 2007 - Lit.)  1.21.11     reviewed on book discussion thread

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

Lady of Milkweed Manor  by  Julie Klassen   408 pages (PBS says 352)  2.24.11    reviewed on book discussion thread 2.28.11

POINTS CATEGORIES (Christian Only Fiction or Non-Fiction):  Prize Given at End of Year

ONE POINT FOR EACH POST MADE TO BOOK DISCUSSION THREAD (POST MUST BE CONCERNING A BOOK READ ? WHETHER IT WAS GOOD, BAD, OR SO-SO.  GIVE STAR RATING FOR BOOK. (point is given for original post only)

ONE POINT FOR EACH WL BOOK POSTED TO SYSTEM  

List the10 Books that have been on your TBR for the Longest.  Two Points for each one read.         

1.  Chestnut Valley Farm :: Lori Wick  Wish Date: 2/28/2009

2.  Entertaining Angels :: Judy Duarte  Wish Date: 7/17/2009      completed 3.23.2011

3.  The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister: Books 6 - 8 :: Michael Phillips, Judith Pella  Wish Date: 7/20/2009

4.  Last Mango in Texas: A Novel :: Ray Blackston  Wish Date: 10/10/2009 

5.  Wildflower Bride (Montana Marriages, Bk 3) :: Mary Connealy  Wish Date: 4/7/2010  completed 1.14.2011

6.  Hometown Ties: A Novel (The Four Lindas) :: Melody Carlson  Wish Date: 7/24/2010   completed 11.2011

7, 8.  The Reluctant Prophet (Reluctant Prophet, Bk 1) :: Steve Arterburn, Nancy Rue  Wish Date: 7/27/2010    completed 7.25.2011

Chasing Lilacs :: Carla Stewart  Wish Date: 7/27/2010

9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14   Catch a Rising Star (Drama Queens, Bk 1) :: Tracey Bateman  Wish Date: 8/25/2010    completed 2.4.11

You Had Me at Good-bye (Drama Queen, Bk 2) :: Tracey Bateman  Wish Date: 8/25/2010  completed 12.2011

Dangerous Heart (Westward Hearts, Bk 3) :: Tracey Bateman  Wish Date: 8/25/2010

That's (Not Exactly) Amore (Drama Queens, Bk 3) :: Tracey Bateman  Wish Date: 8/25/2010

Beloved Castaway (Fairweather Keys Series #1) (Truly Yours Romance Series #16) :: Kathleen Y'Barbo  Wish Date: 8/25/2010 

Anna Finch and the Hired Gun (Women of the West, Bk 2) :: Kathleen Y'Barbo  Wish Date: 8/25/2010

 

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Here's my list too... Happy Reading... hugs...

1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before
       2-16-11       The Choice  Suzanne Woods Fisher

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.1-10-11
          Bloodroot :: Amy Greene

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011
         2-24-11    A Time To Heal    Barbara Cameron

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent.    

                  A Garden In Paris    Stephanie Grace Whitson 2-7-11 

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title  1-6-11

         Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania (Large Print)
:: Loree Lough  

 

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 
         The Lion, The Witch  The Wardrobe   C S Lewis  1-17-11

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west!
            Frontier Lady   Tracie Peterson      3-8-11

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration 
         2-11-11        An Amish Christmas in Lancaster County   Barbara Cameron,  Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul 

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

        2- 17-11        The Cross Examination of Jesus Christ   Randy Singer

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field
          A Time to Mend   Angela Hunt 2-28-11

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

          Kingdom Come, The Final Victory,   Tim Lahaye 3-1-11

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

          The Truth Seeker     Dee Henderson 3-6-11

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen)

          Fireproof    Eric Wilson 4-2-11

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day

   3-16-11       Three Weddings and a Giggle  Liz Curtis Higgs  Carolyn  Zane Karen Ball

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 1-4-11
You Had Me at Good-bye (Drama Queen, Bk 2)Author: Tracey Bateman 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series)

    3-19 thru 3-28-11  From A Distance,   Beyond This  Moment and Within My Heart     Tamera Alexander

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

            Bad Ground   W Dale Cramer  4-7-11

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

          The Puritans    Jack Cavanaugh  3-12-11

Ten TBR books I have wanted to read..

The Choice Suzanne W Fisher 2-16
Beyond this Moment  T Alexander -19-28
Color the Sidewalk for me...B Collins
A Cousins Prayer  Brunstetter
An Amish Christmas in Lancaster Co.  Cameron, Fuller, Wiseman 2-11
Bad Ground W Dale Cramer 4-7
Kalidesope Eyes K Ball
The Last Song  N Sparks
From A Distance  T Alexander  3-19-28
Within My Heart T Alexander 3-19-28



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Thanks to Lisa (LDN) I found the challenge and will join in.

1.    Read More Books in 2011 that 2010 Read for the month of January, 11 CF books.

Read for the month of Febuary 13  CF books.

Read 8 CF books during the month of March

Read 8 CF books in April

Read 5 CF books in May

Read 8 CF books in July.

Read 12 CF books in August

Read 26 CF books in September.

Read 21 CF books in October

Read 29 CF books in November.

Read 22 CF books in December

A Total of 189 CF books read this year.

2.    NICE TA MEETCHA!   Read a CF book that is written by an author you've never read before Against All Odds by Irene Hannon, 01/24/11

A Hopeful Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer, 01/28/11. Another Chance to Love You by Robin Lee Hatcher 03/12/11.

3.    HOME SWEET HOME    Read a book (any Christian genre) that takes place as close as possible to where you live--same town or city or general area would be great, but at least in the same state.

4.    AH, THAT NEW-BOOK SMELL    Read a new release for 2011 The Search, 01/22/11

5.    FAR, FAR AWAY    Read a book that takes place at a locale NOT on the North American continent. Sisterchicks do the Hula, 06/08/11

6.    Faith - Hope - Love:  Read a book that has one of these words in the title Love Finds You in Revenge Ohio 01/14/11

7.    Read a Christian Classic: whether fiction or non-fiction 

8.    Did you ever want to be a Cowboy:  Read a western and not one just set in the west! Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy 01/17/11

9.    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Read a book that centers around a holiday or celebration The Christmas Bus, 08/26/11.

10.    Does your spirit feel like it needs a lift:    Read a book that has the intention of refreshing your soul Amish Grace 01/07/11

11.  Are you an Activist? Read a Legal/Political Thriller 

12.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away:    Read a fiction book that centers on the medical field Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy, 02/12/11

13.  He Shall Come as a Thief in the Night:  Read a Prophecy/End Times/Apocalyptic     

14.  Faith Comes By Hearing:  Listen to an Audio Book, fiction or non-fiction as long as it is Christian 

15.  Salute to Our Heroes:  Read a Military or Police Action book (would also include EMTs and firemen) Against All Odds, 01/24/11

    An Eye for an Eye, 01/25/11, Sticks and Stones by Susan Meissner 02/02/11.

16.  A Merry Heart Does You Good:   Read a comedy and brighten your day Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas 02/28/11. Not really a comedy but gave me many smiles thru out the book.

17.  I Feel Pretty:  Read a chick-lit 

18.  Whole, Not in Part:  Read a complete series (minimum 3 to make a series) Read the three books in  a series by Mary Connealy, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain

A Cousins Promise, 02/05/11, A Cousin's Prayers. 02/07/11 and A Cousin's Challenge 02/09/11 all by Wanda E. Brunstetter.

19.  You Like me, You Really Like Me:   Read a Christy Award book  http://www.christyawards.com

Levi's Will by Dale Cramer

20.  I Can't Believe I Read the Whole Thing:   Read a book over 400 pages

The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher, 508 pages, finished 01/22/11.

 



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