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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011: Wrap-up Post

Hi, everyone!


The Fall Into Reading 2011 Challenge ran from September 23rd to December 21st.

From my original list of 35 books, I managed to read and review nearly a quarter of them:
  1. Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer
  2. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward (Book #7 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series)
  3. Blood's Voice by Áine P. Massie (Book #1 of the House Millar Series)
  4. The Santa Club by Kelly Moss
  5. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward (Book #8 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series)
  6. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (Book #9 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series)
  7. Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe (Book #2 of the Royal House of Shadows Series)
  8. Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen (Book #3 of the Royal House of Shadows Series)
  9. The Black Witch by Michael Rivers
  10. Forbidden Temptation of a Vampire: Sidhi Summer Camp Series by Jodie B. Cooper
  11. Loose Gravel by David Holmes
  12. Candy and Cigarettes by CS DeWildt
  13. The Witches Lottery by Krystal McLaughlin
  14. A Dragon Forsaken by Krystal McLaughlin
  15. Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  16. Fangs For Nothing by Adrianne Ambrose
  17. In My Dreams by Cameo Renae
  18. Progeny by R.T. Kaelin
  19. Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask by Darlene Foster
  20. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
  21. The Siesta And The Midnight Sun by Jessa Gamble
  22. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
  23. The Case of the Missing Deed by Ellen Schwartz
  24. Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella's Story by J.R. Ward
  25. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  26. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  27. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
  28. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  29. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  30. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Book #1 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)
  31. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (Book #2 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)
  32. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (Book #3 of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)
  33. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  34. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  35. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

I knew that I wouldn't get through my list, but I wanted to put my TBR list in here so that I could keep track of my upcoming reads!

The books that were not included in my original list that I read and reviewed during this period are:
  1. Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
  2. Missing in Mexico by Stuart Gustafson
  3. A Kid's Guide to Being a Winner by C.D. Shelton 
  4. North American Indians by Marie and Douglas Gorsline 
  5. Native Homes by Bobbie Kalman (Native Nations of North America Series)
  6. Native Peoples by Robert Livesey and A.G. Smith (Discovering Canada Series)
  7. A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
  8. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Mud and Rainbows by Howard Binkow (Howard B. Wigglebottom, Book #4) 
  9. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It's OK to Back Away by Howard Binkow (Howard B. Wigglebottom, Book #5)
  10. Defining Diana by Hayden Trenholm (Book #1 of The Steele Chronicles)
  11. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor (Book #1 of Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series)
  12. Mrs. Claus Takes A Vacation by Linas Alsenas
  13. Walk the World's Rim by Betty Baker 
  14. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook (Book #1 of the Iron Seas Series)
  15. Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray
  16. The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads
  17. The Christmas House by Carol Bullman
  18. Vostaas: White Buffalo's Story of Plains Indian Life by William White Buffalo
In total, I read and reviewed 26 books during this seasonal challenge! I am really pleased with the results!

My favourite books that I read during the challenge were the last three books of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward: Lover Avenged, Lover Mine, and Lover Unleashed; as well as Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series, which is due for release in Fall 2012, as well as the 10th installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Reborn, which is coming in March 2012.

My least favourite book was, without question, Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite. You will have to read my review to see why :)

I am a planner, so I enjoyed making my TBR list for the challenge! Even though I didn't finish them all (I knew I wouldn't), I made a great dent in my stack!

I am planning to join the Spring Reading Thing 2012 Challenge as well!

Thanks again for hosting, Callapidder Days!

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