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2010 Reading Challenge

J. Kaye’s Book Blog: 100+ Reading Challenge

  • Challenge: Read 100+ books
  • Date: January 1 – December 31, 2010

January

1. The Strain (Book #1 in The Strain Trilogy) by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
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2. Uglies (Book #1 in Uglies Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld
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3. The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
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4. Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
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5. Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry
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6. More Than a Mistress by Mary Balogh
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7. BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine by Lisa Jervis, Andi Zeisler
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8. Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) by Charlaine Harris
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9. War Dances by Sherman Alexie
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10. My Summer of Love by Helen Cross
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11. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
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12. Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne
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13. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
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14. Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank
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15. The Wedding Challenge (Matchmaker Series #3) by Candace Camp
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16. A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse The Complete Stories by Charlaine Harris
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17. A Merry Heart (Brides of Lancaster County #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter
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18. The Diaries of Avalon Rose: First Blush by Sharon Hooper
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19. The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton
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20. A Cousin’s Promise (Indiana Cousin’s Book #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter
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21. No Man’s Mistress by Mary Balogh
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February

22. True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy
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23. Push by Sapphire
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24. Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love by Courtney Love
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25. Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress by Elizabeth Boyle
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26. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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27. At Last Comes Love (Huxtable Series #3) by Mary Balogh
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March

28. Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton
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29. The Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery by Stephanie Barron
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30. Witch-hunt : mysteries of the Salem witch trials by Marc Aronson
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31. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
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32. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke Series #1) by Julia Quinn
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April

33. Paper Rose by Diana Palmer
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34. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton
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35. Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell & Candy Tan
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36. Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography by James Burge
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37. Dangerous Men & Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance
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38. Bossman Billionaire (Silhouette Desire) by Kathie Denosky
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39. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
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40. Kiss & Tell by Amy Sohn
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41. Insecure At Last by Eve Ensler
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42. Night by Elie Wiesel
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43. He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt & Liz Luccillo
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44. Antiquity: Civilization of the Ancient World by Norman F. Cantor
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45. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts About Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
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May

46. Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween by David J. Skal
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47. Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength by Laurie A. Helgoe
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48. In Her Shoes : A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
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49. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden
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50. Religious literacy : what every American needs to know, and doesn’t by Stephen Prothero
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51. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
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52. Out of Sync by Lance Bass
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53. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
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54. What Happens in London (Bevelstoke Series #2) by Julia Quinn
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55. Pride and prejudice : a study in artistic economy by Kenneth L. Moler
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56. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
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June

57. In Between The Sheets by Ian McEwan
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58. Most Eagerly Yours: Her Majesty’s Secret Servants by Allison Chase
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59. The Giver by Lois Lowry
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60. Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
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61. Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives
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62. Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
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63. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
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64. Bright Star: Love Letters & Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne by John Keats
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65. God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World–and Why Their Differences Matter by Stephen Prothero
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July

66. The Year of Living Famously by Laura Caldwell
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67. I Can’t Think Straight by Shamim Sarif
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68. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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69. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski
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70. The Seduction of an Unknown Lady by Samantha James
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71. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
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72. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
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73. Emma by Jane Austen
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74. Beauty and the Duke by Melody Thomas
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75. His at Night by Sherry Thomas
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76. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
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77. Myths About Suicide by Thomas Joiner
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78. For the Love of Pete by Julia Harper
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79. A Question of Upbringing (A Dance to the Music of Time #1) by Anthony Powell
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80. The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison
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81. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives of North Koreans by Barbara Demick
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82. Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran
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83. The Shiksa Syndrome by Laurie Graff
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84. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
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August

85. Messages: Signs, Visits, & Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11 by Bonnie McEneaney
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86. Translation is a Love Affair by Jacques Poulin
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87. The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn
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88. Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn
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89. The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
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90. Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke Series #3) by Julia Quinn
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91. Seven Secrets of Seduction by Anne Mallory
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92. I Am Nujood, Age Ten & Divorced by Nujood
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93. Prayers for Bobby: a mother’s coming to terms with the suicide of her gay son by Leroy Aarons
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94. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
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95. The Typist by Michael Knight
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96. Mine Till Midnight (Hathaway Series #1) by Lisa Kleypas
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97. One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club #1) by Tessa Dare
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98. The Doctor & the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell
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99. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, & Pee by Sarah Silverman
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September

100. Nightlight: A Parody by the Harvard Lampoon
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101. Two Histories of England by Jane Austen & Charles Dickens
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102. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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103. How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
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104. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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105. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
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106. Waiting: A Novel by Ha Jin
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107. Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu
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108. Seduce Me at Sunrise (Hathaway Series #2) by Lisa Kleypas
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109. Tempt Me at Twilight (Hathaway Series #3) by Lisa Kleypas
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110. Love In The Afternoon (Hathaway Series #5) by Lisa Kleypas
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111. Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule
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112. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
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113. The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis
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October

114. Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
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115. A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
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116. A Courtesan’s Kiss by Mary Blayney
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117. Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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118. After Midnight by Teresa Medeiros
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119. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
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120. The Lady’s Tutor by Robin Schone
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121. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
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122. The Dangerous Duke by Christine Wells
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123. The Book of Scandal by Julia London
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