Outdo Yourself Challenge 2011

, by Kt Clapsadl

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge


* Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011(books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. You can sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
* The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2011 than you did in 2010. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
* Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
* Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
* You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
* Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
* You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge”). If you are not on either of those sites then you can list the books you read for this challenge in the comments on my wrap-up post, which will be up at the end of 2011.


Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

Well I read 300 books last year, and yes I know that is an insane number. I have a serious obsession with reading. I'm just lucky to be able to read really fast. Since I'm all about increasing my numbers I'm going to shoot for the I'm on fire! status, and hope that I am not completely batty. I'll continue to update this page periodically throughout the year.

*Update... Well for the first half the year I was flying through the books, sometimes being 10 or more books ahead of pace, but then a two week vacation hit (with no reading) and add in several bouts with being sick (I don't do well with antibiotics, they make me nauseous) I'm finding myself scrambling to keep up. I'm going to back my goal back down to what I read last year, and hope for the best at this point. There is still plenty of time left, but I hate to feel rushed into things.

Books Read:
  1. American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout
  2. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
  3. Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper
  4. Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper
  5. Death's Sweet Embrace by Tracey O'Hara
  6. Awakened by PC Cast
  7. Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
  8. Secrets of the Demon by Diana Rowland
  9. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  10. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  11. Pack of Lies by Laura Anne Gilman
  12. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Reread)
  13. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  14. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Reread)
  15. Faefever by Karen Marie Moning (Reread)
  16. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (Reread)
  17. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
  18. Stealing Time by Elisa Paige
  19. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
  20. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
  21. Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow
  22. Hunter's Prayer by Lilith Saintcrow
  23. Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens
  24. Redemption Alley by Lilith Saintcrow
  25. Shadowplay by Elisa Paige
  26. Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
  27. Maelstrom by Elisa Paige
  28. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  29. Blood Wyne by Yasmine Galenorn
  30. Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
  31. Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler
  32. Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn
  33. Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
  34. Flesh Circus by Lilith Saintcrow
  35. Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells
  36. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Reread)
  37. This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
  38. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Reread)
  39. Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
  40. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  41. Matched by Ally Condie
  42. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
  43. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  44. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  45. Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
  46. Once Upon a Time in Space by Heather Massey
  47. Storm Born by Richelle Mead
  48. Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead
  49. Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead
  50. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
  51. Etched in Bone by Adrian Phoenix
  52. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  53. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
  54. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
  55. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
  56. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
  57. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
  58. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
  59. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  60. Once Bitten Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
  61. Another One Bites the Dust by Jennifer Rardin 
  62. Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin
  63. Stormwalker by Allyson James
  64. Spirit Dances by CE Murphy
  65. Firewalker by Allyson James 
  66. XVI by Julia Karr
  67. Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
  68. Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin
  69. One More Bite by Jennifer Rardin
  70. Bite Marks by Jennifer Rardin
  71. The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason
  72. Bitten in Two by Jennifer Rardin
  73. Numbers by Rachel Ward
  74. Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
  75. Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur (Reread) 
  76. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  77. Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  78. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
  79. Skeleton Crew by Cameron Haley
  80. The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason
  81. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
  82. Twilight Prophecy by Maggie Shayne
  83. Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  84. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
  85. Ascension by Sable Grace 
  86. Magic on the Hunt by Devon Monk
  87. Embraced in Darkness by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  88. Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan
  89. Ordinary Angels by India Drummond
  90. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  91. The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  92. Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  93. Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  94. Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur (Reread)
  95. Cinderella Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
  96. Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong 
  97. The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason
  98. Angel Burn by LA Weatherly
  99. The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin
  100. First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost (Reread)
  101. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep (Reread)
  102. Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep (Reread)
  103. Venom by Jennifer Estep (Reread)
  104. Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep
  105. The Neon Graveyard by Vicki Pettersson 
  106. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (Reread)
  107. Howling For My Baby by Beverly Rae
  108. Regina in the Sun by R.G. Alexander
  109. Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost (Reread)
  110. Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend
  111. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Reread)
  112. Irresistable Forces by Brenda Jackson
  113. Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill (Reread)
  114. Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill (Reread)
  115. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris 
  116. Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
  117. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
  118. Bite Club by Rachel Caine
  119. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
  120. The Blood that Bonds by Christopher Buecheler
  121. One Lucky Cowboy by Carolyn Brown 
  122. Twilight Guardian by R.G. Alexander
  123. Lux in Shadow by R.G. Alexander
  124. Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  125. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (Reread)
  126. Dead Iron by Devon Monk
  127. Stolen by Kelley Armstrong (Reread) 
  128. How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
  129. Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
  130. Early to Death, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison
  131. Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong (Reread)
  132. Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong (Reread)
  133. Haunted by Kelley Armstrong (Reread)
  134. Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison
  135. Broken by Kelley Armstrong (Reread) 
  136. No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong (Reread)
  137. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (Reread)
  138. Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews (Reread)
  139. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (Reread)
  140. Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (Reread) 
  141. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
  142. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
  143. Feast by Merrie Destefano
  144. The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
  145. Touch the Dark by Karen Chance (Reread) 
  146. Claimed by Shadow by Karen Chance (Reread)
  147. Embrace the Night by Karen Chance (Reread)
  148. Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance (Reread)
  149. Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance
  150. Hexed ~ Anthology
  151. Grave Witch by Kalayna Price (Reread)
  152. Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
  153. Hit List by Laurell K Hamilton
  154. Shadow Walker by Allyson James
  155. Afterlight by Elle Jasper (Reread)
  156. Everdark by Elle Jasper
  157. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (Reread)
  158. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris (Reread)
  159. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris (Reread)
  160. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris (Reread) 
  161. Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield
  162. Burn the Night by Jocelynn Drake
  163. Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn 
  164. Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn
  165. Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
  166. Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
  167. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
  168. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (Reread)
  169. Misfit by Jon Skovron
  170. Ward Against Death by Melanie Card
  171. Stealing Time by Elisa Paige (Reread)
  172. Killing Time by Elisa Paige 
  173. Blood Work by Kim Harrison
  174. Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter
  175. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  176. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa 
  177. Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
  178. One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen
  179. Beyond the Grave by Mara Purnhagen
  180. Working Stiff by Rachel Caine 
  181. Another Kind of Dead by Kelly Meding
  182. Knight's Curse by Karen Duvall
  183. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  184. Twilight Fulfilled by Maggie Shayne
  185. Crossroads by Jeanne C. Stein
  186. Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong
  187. My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
  188. Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe
  189. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
  190. Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn (Reread)
  191. Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn
  192. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  193. Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman
  194. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
  195. Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Anderson
  196. Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
  197. Shadow Kin by M.J. Scott
  198. After the Fire by Kathryn Shay
  199. Stone Cold Seduction by Jess Macallan
  200. Blood by K.J. Wignall
  201. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
  202. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
  203. Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
  204. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
  205. The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter
  206. The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter
  207. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead (Reread)
  208. Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead (Reread)
  209. This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Reread)
  210. Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead (Reread)
  211. Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead (Reread)
  212. Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead (Reread)
  213. One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
  214. Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
  215. The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek
  216. Altered Destiny by Shawna Thomas
  217. Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
  218. Fresh Blood by Jennifer Colgan
  219. Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
  220. Viper Moon by Lee Rowland
  221. Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh
  222. Deadtown by Nancy Holzner
  223. Hellforged by Nancy Holzner
  224. Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner
  225. Radiant Desire by Inara Scott
  226. Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul
  227. Chosen by Fate by Virna DePaul
  228. Seers by Heather Frost
  229. Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
  230. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  231. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  232. A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
  233. Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
  234. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
  235. If I Die by Rachel Vincent
  236. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
  237. Twisted by Gena Showalter
  238. The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay
  239. Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep
  240. Darkness Unbound by Keri Arthur
  241. The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper
  242. Changling Moon by Dani Harper
  243. Last Breath by Rachel Caine
  244. Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
  245. I, Robot: To Protect by Mickey Zucker Reichert
  246. Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn
  247. Bone Magic by Yasmine Galenorn (Reread)
  248. The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
  249. The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter
  250. Death Magic by Eileen Wilks
  251. Magic on the Line by Devon Monk
  252. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  253. The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter
  254. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
  255. The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison
  256. The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter
  257. Heart of Darkness Anthology
  258. The Bite Before Christmas Anthology
  259. Crave by Melissa Darnell
  260. Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur
  261. Who Do, VooDoo? by Rochelle Staub
  262. Tricks of the Trade by Laura Anne Gilman
  263. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter
  264. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey (Reread)
  265. Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
  266. Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey
  267. A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands
  268. Once A Cowboy by Linda Warren
  269. Colters' Woman by Maya Banks
  270. Love Bites by Lynsay Sands
  271. Eyes to See by Joseph Nassise
  272. Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews
  273. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
  274. Acquainted With the Night by Piper Maitland
  275. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
  276. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  277. Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione
  278. Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
  279. Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla
  280. Supervolcano: Eruption by Harry Turtledove
  281. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
  282. Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke
  283. On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane
  284. Winging it by Deborah Cooke
  285. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  286. One Perfect Night by Rachel Johns
  287. Immortal Temptress by Aileen Fish
  288. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
  289. Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead
  290. Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione
  291. Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
  292. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
  293. Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
  294. Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
  295. The Mortal Bone by Marjorie M. Liu
  296. The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
  297. Firespell by Chloe Neill
  298. Hexbound by Chloe Neill
  299. Charmfall by Chloe Neill
  300. Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland
  301. Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
  302. A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom
  303. All I Want for Christmas Is You by Lisa Mondello
  304. Blood of Eden by Tami Dane


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