2011 Reading Challenges – an update

Posted by on October 2, 2011

It’s October – and we’re just past the 9 month mark for this years BCC Reading Challenges. Time flies a little too quickly when you’re having reading (and gaming) fun, so I’m a bit behind where I’d hoped to be.

I’ve tagged the books listed below with a rough indication of which challenge they apply to:  G is the General 100 books challenge, H is for the 24 Horror/Urban Fantasy Books challenge, and M is for the 12 Mystery/Suspense books challenge.


Cornelia Funke – The Inkheart Series (just book 1 and 2):

Inkheart and Inkspell  (G 1 & 2)


Richelle Mead –   Vampire Academy Series (6 books):

Vampire Academy,  Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice.

(G 3 to 8 , H 1 to 6).


Stephanie Meyer – The short second life of Bree Tanner. (G 9, H 7 )


Kelley Armstrong – The Darkest Powers Trilogy:

The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning (G 10 to 12, H 8 to 10)


Steven King - The Stand, Hearts in Atlantis, Insomnia, and Under The Dome (G 13 to 16, H 11 to 14)


Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently Series books 1 and 2:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul. (G 17 and 18, M 1 and 2)


Kristin Cashore – Graceling (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy Book 1). (G 19, H 15)


Lincoln Preston – Pendergast Series Books 1 and 2:

Relic, and Reliquary (G 20 and 21, H 16 and 17, M 3 and 4)


Karin Slaughter – Grant Country Series 1 – 4:

Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, and Indelible. (G 22 to 25, M 5 to 8 )


LJ Smith –  The Secret Circle Series:

The Initiation, The Captive, and The Power. (G 26 to 28).


Maggie Furey – Artifacts of Power Series:

Aurian, Harp of Winds, The Sword of Flame, and Dhiammara (G 29 to 32)


Anne McAffrey – The Acorna Series books 1 to 5 (with Margaret Ball and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)

Acorna, Acorna’s Quest, Acorna’s People, Acorna’s World, and Acorna’s Search. (G 33 to 37)


David Eddings – The Mallorean Series (books 1 and 2 so far):

Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos. (G 38 and 39)


So, my current stats are 39 /100 read for the main challenge, 17/24 for the Horror and Urban Fantasy challenge, and 8/12 for the Mystery and Suspense Challenge.  With three months still to go, I don’t see any problem with completing the two smaller challenges, but the full 100 books is looking quite out of reach. Still, if I could hit the 60 mark, this would still be a big improvement over last year!

Anyone else doing the challenge? How are you getting on?


Happy Reading :D


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