Doing another reading challenge…

Babbette over at Babbette’s Book Blog is hosting the 2010 Mixology Challenge, and I’m in!

Here are the guidelines:
1. List how many books total you want to read in 2010.
2. List no fewer than 4 categories for these books and determine how many you’ll read in each category. Examples of categories:
by class: fiction / non-fiction / contemporary / classic / newly published / award winning (Booker, Pulitzer)
by genre: historical fiction, religious fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian literatur, memoir, biography, personal or professional growth
by class of author: female / male / Asian / Middle Eastern
other: TBR / review (ARC) books

3. These books can overlap with other challenges AND even fit more than one category within this challenge.

4. Audio books do count; re-reads do not.

Here are my 2010 Mixology goals:
75 books total
10 newly published
10 biographies
5 audiobooks
5 romance
the rest = anything at all
This page will be my home base for this challenge.
10 Newly Published
1. Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy

6.

A Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow

8.

Drink the Tea by Thomas Kaufman
9.

This Is Just Exactly Like You by Drew Perry


10.

FDR’s Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance by Robert Klara

10 Biographies
1. Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency by Elizabeth Smith Brownstein
2. The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop

5 Audiobooks
2. Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley (read by the author)

5 Romance

2. Dark Lover by J. R. Ward

3. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

The full list of 75

1. A Great Day to Fight Fire: Mann Gulch, 1949 by Mark Matthews

13. Apollo: Race to the Moon by Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox

14. The Balance Thing by Margaret Dumas
15. Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley
16. Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency by Elizabeth Smith Brownstein
17.

They Dared Return: The True Story of Jewish Spies behind the Lines in Nazi Germany by Patrick K. O’Donnell

19.

Live a Little! Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health by Susan M. Love and Alice D. Domar

21.

The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig

23. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

24. Dark Lover by J. R. Ward

25. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

26.

A Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow

28. Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez

29. Drink the Tea by Thomas Kaufman

30.

The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors by Hal Niedzviecki



32. FDR’s Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance by Robert Klara


33. This Is Just Exactly Like You by Drew Perry
34. The Camera Never Blinks: Adventures of a TV Journalist by Dan Rather
35. Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

36.

The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur & Orville Wright by Noah Adams

37. The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig

One thought on “Doing another reading challenge…

  1. Welcome to Mixology & thanks for joining. I look forward to following your progress! I like your blog & that you ask your readers questions (ie, speed reading) – I've found some of my most interesting comments / discussions are on book & reading theory more so than book reviews. Anyway, nice to 'meet' you!

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