November 4, 2009

FINISHED! New Authors Challenge

I have officially completed the New Authors Challenge! Woohoo!

I love completing challenges. It is such a rush to set and reach a goal.

Here is the list of books I read and included in this challenge, 30 in all:

1. Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns (Jan. 2009)
2. Seymour M. Hersh The Dark Side of Camelot (Jan. 2009)
3. Louis L'Amour The Tall Stranger (Jan. 2009)
4. Beth Gutcheon The New Girls
5. Kathleen Lewis Celebrate Life: New Attitudes for Living with Chronic Illness
6. Yann Martel Life of Pi (Feb. 2009)
7. Alisa Kwitney On the Couch (Feb. 2009)
8. Zilpha Keatley Snyder The Egypt Game
9. Chris Bohjalian Midwives
10. Willa Cather My Antonia(March 2009)
11. Lynda Resnick Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business (April 2009)
12. Anne Tyler Back When We Were Grownups (April 2009)
13. Pearl Cleage What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Apr. 2009)
14. Kathy Reichs Bare Bones (May 2009)
15. Toni Morrison Beloved (May 2009)
16. Ellen DeGeneres The Funny Thing Is...(June 2009)
17. C. Alexander and Annellen Simpkins Simple Taoism (June 2009)
18. Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch (read May 2009, reviewed June 2009)
19. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver (July 2009)
20. Miller, Sonia The Attraction Distraction: Why the Law of Attraction Isn't Working for You...and How to Get Results-FINALLY! (July 2009)
21. Williamson, Miryam Ehrlich The Fibromyalgia Relief Book: 213 Ideas for Improving Your Quality of Life (July 2009)
22. Bonfigli, Barbara Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island (July 2009)
23. Murakami, Haruki Norwegian Wood (August 2009)
24. Prose, Francine The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired (August 2009)
25. Wagman, Fredrica The Lie (August 2009)
26. Forester, E.M. A Passage to India (August 2009)
27. Freeman, Ru A Disobedient Girl (September 2009)
28. Weiner, Eric The Geography of Bliss (September 2009)
29. Burgess, Anthony A Clockwork Orange (October 2009)
30. Abdullah, Shaila Saffron Dreams (October 2009)

Thanks so much to Jackie at Literary Escapism for hosting this challenge!


  1. Congrats on finishing the challenge! You read a lot of books!

  2. Good for you, Rebecca!
    Which one was your favorite?
    Hugs :)

  3. Congratulations on completing this challenge!

  4. Congrats on completing this challenge. You have quite an impressive list of books you finished.

  5. Holy smokes, that's quite an accomplishment!

  6. Congratulations! That was one big challenge! :-)

  7. Congratulations! It looks like you read some great books.

  8. Whoo-hoo, congrats on completing this challenge! I've kinda gotten behind on tracking this one; I need to check to see where I'm at, although I'm afraid I won't finish it this year.

  9. Congratulations on successfully completing the challenge! 30 books is amazing :)

  10. w00t! Holy cow, that pile of books is dizzying! :D

  11. Thank you!

    Kelly- It's hard to choose a favorite but probably A Thousand Splendid Suns, Norwegian Wood, Saffron Dreams, and The Fibro Relief Book would be tops.

  12. Yay for Rebecca!! I know how much you love making lists and then being able to cross things off!! What a great job on this one and I find your list pretty interesting!!

  13. Woo hoo! you should feel proud -- and it is a rush to finish a challenge that is a real challenge. Good for you.


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