Friday, January 1, 2010

10 Book Challenge and the Olympic Reading Challenge

Out ten book challenge ended last night. I was excited to see so many people who participated in sitting a goal to read 10 books. I have heard from: Karin, Carol, Susan, CJ, and Betty. Did anyone else finish??? Let me know so I can draw and send you the prize!!
I am setting up another challege for the 2010 year. Since this is the year of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC, we will have a Bronze, Silver and Gold Level. There will be no prize for this challenge. You keep a record of your books in your notebook. blog, etc.Since this is a year long do not have to preselect your books!! Email me when you have FINISHED your Challenge. To win a reading medal just pick a level:
Bronze: 25 Books in 2010
Silver: 50 Books in 2010
Gold: 100 Books in 2010
I can't wait to see who participates!!!


Silverlotus said...

I'm sorry that I forgot to let you know that I finished. I posted about it on my blog back in October:

It turned out that I hardly read anything I planned to read, but I did discover some great books.

I love the Olympic Reading Challenge idea. I usually average about 50 books a year. I wonder how I will do this year.

Carol's Stitching said...

Count me in! :) Sounds like a blast and we probably will end up giving each other a good list of books to read. I'm going to try and blog on the books I read this year in my blog. Happy New Year Vickie and Mark!

Kathryn said...

Yes, I finished the Ten Book Challenge in October.

Since I read 125 books this year, I feel pretty confident that I will also finish over 100 in 2010. The list of my books is always available in my sidebar and at

I have specific collections for 2008, 2009, and soon, 2010.

Thanks for gathering together the stitchers and readers!

Deb said...

Count me in for next year. I didn't make 10 books, probably because the last book I picked to read has about 500 pages, and with the holidays didn't get as much reading time as I had hoped.

Susan said...

Happy new year to you, Vickie!

I'm going for the gold this year. I'll include audio books in my count unless you tell me that's not OK. With audio books included I usually read about 80 books a year, so this will be a stretch for me.

Susan said...

I'm sorry-I forgot to update you. I did finish-even had more than 10 books.

1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Finished 9/15/09
2. The Boy I Loved Before by Jenny Colgan Finished 9/15/09
3. A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice Fnished 9/16/09
4. South of Broad by Pat Conroy-Finished 10/16/09
5. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White-Finished 9/19/09
6. The Condition-Jennifer Haigh-finished 10/17/09
7.Have A Little Faith by Mith Albom-finished 10/18/09
8. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros-Finished 10/22/09
9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schafer and Annie Barrows-Finished 10/23/09
10. Bring the Jubliee by Ward Moore-Finished 10/19/09

I have also changed my blog from Wordpress to Blogger.

PamelaSueJames said...

Count me in for the Bronze.
Pamela in Kansas

CJ said...

Vickie -

Happy New Year! Count me in on the Olympic Book Challenge. It will be fun keeping track of the books I read throughout the year. I am excited to get started.


For Sale Or Trade dannmurray said...

I would like to take part in this, this year. It sounds like fun and I love to read. I have a bunch of books from that I have stacked to read. Great place to trade books. Take a look. I look forward in seeing how many books I can read in one year.
Debi M.

Beth Ann said...

Hi Vickie,

I would love to participate in this challenge !! Count me in for the Gold...I am pretty sure I can do 100 books in one year...I usually read at least 2 books a I should be good :).

Thanks for setting this up ! I will list my books in my blog, I'll have to try to figure out how to make a list or something to keep track of them. If you want to check out my blog, I have a link on my FB page :).

Beth Ann ( Queenocats )

Loves Christmas said...

Count me in again. I created a new blog just for reading; you can find it at One post shows the books I read during the last challenge (I know there's more but I forgot to write them down). The other is the start for 2010.


Nita said...

I also finished the challenge on 18 Novemebr, but am still keeping track of the books I read in the lsit in my sidebar.
Cout me in also for 2010!

Jo said...

Count me in as well; I'll go for the gold as i'm reading more than usual thanks to the school runs! Do audio books count as ive started listening to them while stitching? I'll keep a running list on my blog....must update.

Laura said...

I have decided to join you, and I am going to go for the silver, 50 books in the year. I will also keep track of them in my sidebar. Should be fun!

Vicki in CO said...

Count me in. I love to read, but tend to read VERY long books, so think I'll just try for Bronze this year. I'll set up a list in my blog sidebar. Sounds like fun! Thanks for hosting.

lynda said...

Are audiobooks allowed as well? I would like to try for the silver. Thanks!

Sweet said...

My 10 year old son and I are going to join your challenge. I will have to see about setting up a blog for our endeavor too!

Anonymous said...

Hi vickie! and happy new year to you and your bunch.
You can add my name to the list. So I'm guessing to sign up for the silver it means I read 50 this year. This will be a challenge, but I want to give it a try.
Thanks for the challenge!
babs in alabama

Dawn said...

I would love to join in this challenge. I love to read. I also listen to audio books if those count towards the total. I will try for the bronze, don't think I can make

Azzie said...

I was just thinking to myself today that I need to get reading all the books I bought this year so this will be the perfect challenge for me. I'm aiming for bronze. I'll list them on my blog.

Clare said...

Count me infor the reading challenge. Do we have to post each book as we read it?


Lyn said...

Congrats on the finish, it is great!

Anne Sans Tete said...

This is a great idea! I can't wait to see how many books I actually read this year! I'll be keeping track of my progress on my blog.

Annylizibits said...

Hi! I would love to join! I'll go for the Gold.That would be a very interesting idea.I hope audiobooks are accepted.I can download them online from my library.I haven't written on my blog in a long tome and this will be motivation.Blog address Thank you!

Blu said...

Hey a challenge for which I don't have to do anything new!
I read a ridiculous amount of books, so hitting 100 shouldn't be an issue.
I see that audiobooks are allowed. Awesome!
Do re-reads count or do they have to be books I haven't read before?

Rebecca said...

Hi! I'd love to join the book challenge. I'll probably end up with a silver, but I'm going to shoot for a gold! I really need to set up a reading blog...that might be my project for this long weekend.