Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pages Read Challenge 2009

So after organizing my challenges into a summary post, I decided to join a third one today--the Pages Read Challenge hosted by Kathrin at Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic. :-D But really, it's almost as if I'm cheating because this challenge is based on EVERYTHING I read this year.

Never having counted the number of pages read before, I'm taking a shot in the dark at what I think I'll read 1/1/09 - 12/31/09... 30,000 pages. We'll see how it goes! Take a look below to see how I'm doing...

Jarka Ruus by Terry Brooks (416 pages/416 total)
Tanequil by Terry Brooks (368 pages/784 total)
Straken by Terry Brooks (384 pages/1,168 total)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling (111 pages/1,279 total)
Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly (224 pages/1,503 total)
The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall by L. J. Smith (592 pages/2,095 total)
Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie (271 pages/2,366 total)
Term Limits by Vince Flynn (656 pages/3,022 total)
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (208 pages/3,230 total)
Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark (304 pages/3,534 total)
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy (214 pages, 3,748 total)
Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick (204 pages, 3,952 total)
The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak (304 pages/4,256 total)
The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy (368 pages/4,624 total)
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (304 pages/4,928 total)
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (304 pages/5,232 total)
The Maidenstone Lighthouse by Sally Smith O'Rourke (224 pages/5,456 total)
At Risk by Patricia Cornwell (224 pages/5,680 total)
Appointment With Death by Agatha Christie (255 pages/5,935 total)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (374 pages/6,309 total)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (272 pages/6,581 total)
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (272 pages/6,853 total)
Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (368 pages/7,221 total)
Publish or Perish by Margot Kinberg (212 pages/7,433 total)
The Host
by Stephenie Meyer (624 pages/8,057 total)
Sin & Vengeance by CJ West (368 pages/8,425 total)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (448 pages/8,873 total)
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (384 pages/9,257 total)
No Place For a Lady by Maggie Brendan (304 pages/9,561 total)

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (328 pages/9,889 total)
Deadly Exchange by Geoffrey Gluckman (337 pages/10,226 total)
The Crimes of Paris by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler (384 pages, 10,610 total)
The Dawning of Power by Brian Rathbone (696 pages, 11,306 total)
A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman (477 pages, 11,783 total)
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (325 pages/12,108 total)
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr (389 pages/12,497 total)
Willow by Julia Hoban (336 pages/12,833 total)
Murder Is Binding by Lorna Barrett (271 pages/13,104 total)
The Chameleon Conspiracy by Haggai Carmon (365 pages/13,469 total)
A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman (477 pages/13,946 total)
Murder In Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (284 pages/14,230 total)
Need by Carrie Jones (306 pages/14,536 total)
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (409 pages/14,945 total)
Sophie's Dilemma by Lauraine Snelling (334 pages/15,279 total)
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (441 pages/15,720 total)
Naked In Death by J. D. Robb (271 pages/15,991 total)
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (332 pages/16,323 total)
Frostbite by Richelle Mead (327 pages/16,650 total)
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (443 pages/17,093 total)
Dreamstone by P.A. Hendrickson (529 pages/17,622 total)
Wings by Aprilynne Pike (290 pages/17,912 total)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (291 pages/18,203 total)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (237 pages/18,440 total)
Foundling by D. M. Cornish (313 pages/18,753 total)
A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman (463 pages/19,216 total)
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb (380 pages/19,596 total)
Marked by P. C. & Kristin Cast (306 pages/19,902 total)
Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder (441 pages/20,343 total)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (485 pages/20,828 total)
For Glory by Elisabeth Lee (333 pages/21,161 total)
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (371 pages/21,532 total)
Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland (324 pages/21,856 total)
The Jewel of Gresham Green
by Lawana Blackwell (415 pages/22,271 total)
That Summer by Sarah Dessen (198 pages/22,469 total)
Boston Scream Pie by Rosemary & Larry Mild (180 pages/22,649 total)
The Manning Brides by Debbie Macomber (475 pages/23,124 total)
T'aragam by Jack W. Regan (286 pages/23,410 total)
Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander (394 pages/23,804 total)
Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer (329 pages/24,133 total)
After the Fire by Belva Plain (291 pages/24,424 total)
7th Heaven by James Patterson (376 pages/24,800 total)
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (453 pages/25,253 total)
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (541 pages/25,794 total)
The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby (292 pages/26,086 total)
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (352 pages/26,438 total)
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (471 pages/26,909 total)
Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham (665 pages/27,574 total)
Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen (228 pages/27, 802 total)
A Deadly Habit by Andrea Sisco (270 pages/28,072 total)
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (390 pages/28,462 total)
A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist (347 pages/28,809 total)
The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Baron (326 pages/29,135 total)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (652 pages/29,787 total)
A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi (339 pages/30,126 total)
**Goal Reached on 7/30/09**
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (82 pages/30,208 total)
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (279 pages/30,487 total)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (375 pages/30,862 total)
Fade To Blue by Sean Beaudoin (201 pages/31,063 total)
Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch (283 pages/31,346 total)
Fire by Kristin Cashore (461 pages/31,807 total)
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (250 pages/32,057 total)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (391 pages/32,448 total)


  1. Glad you're joining in, Melissa! :-)

  2. I joined blindly, too, having no idea how many I would read in a year. I guessed at 25,000. I'm already over 20,000 for the year. Oops! Maybe I'll join for a second time this year, and up guess a little bit. At the rate you're going, you'll definately meet your goal! Good luck!


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