2011 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge - FAILED

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
hosted by The Book Vixen


  • 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

I am going for the I’m on fire! level. I read 86 books in 2010. My goal for 2011 is to read 100 books. Here is my list of books for this challenge (links go to my review):

  1. Life, Liberty, and Pursuit by Susan Kaye Quinn
  2. One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake
  3. Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James
  4. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  5. Compromising Positions by Jenna Bayley-Burke
  6. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
  7. Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
  8. Sugar Creek by Toni Blake
  9. Free Falling by Sandy James
  10. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
  11. Legacy by Kate Kaynak
  12. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  13. Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
  14. Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
  15. Pink by Lili Wilkinson
  16. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  17. Blank Confession by Pete Hautman
  18. Hot Finish by Erin McCarthy
  19. Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
  20. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  21. Tempt Me by Shiloh Walker
  22. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
  23. Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
  24. Hunter’s Fall by Shiloh Walker
  25. Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell
  26. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  27. Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
  28. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  29. Trust in Advertising by Victoria Michaels
  30. Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley
  31. The Wish List by Gabi Stevens
  32. One Night by Debbie Macomber
  33. As You Wish by Gabi Stevens
  34. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  35. When You Dare by Lori Foster
  36. Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese
  37. Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery
  38. The Legend of Michael by Lisa Renee Jones
  39. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  40. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  41. Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery
  42. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
  43. Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
  44. Trace of Fever by Lori Foster
  45. Savor the Danger by Lori Foster
  46. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  47. Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill
  48. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
  49. Bad Girl by Night by Lacey Alexander
  50. Make Her Pay by Roxanne St. Claire
  51. Secrets by Lauren Kunze & Rina Onur
  52. Inside by Brenda Novak
  53. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
  54. Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski
  55. You Belong to Me by Karen Rose
  56. Nightfall by Ellen Connor
  57. Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
  58. Cover Me by Catherine Mann
  59. Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey
  60. The Chase by Erin McCarthy
  61. Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare
  62. Something About You by Julie James
  63. Only Mine by Susan Mallery
  64. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
  65. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
  66. The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry
  67. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  68. Turn It Up by Inez Kelley
  69. Crux by Moira Rogers
  70. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  71. Glow by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
  72. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
  73. The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
  74. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
  75. Love Story by Jennifer Echols
  76. In Seconds by Brenda Novak
  77. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
  78. Only Yours by Susan Mallery
  79. Fateful by Claudia Gray
  80. Dangerous Race by Dee J. Adams
  81. Only His by Susan Mallery
  82. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  83. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  84. If You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker
  85. Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep
  86. Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep
  87. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  88. Eve by Anna Carey
  89. The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton
  90. The Storm That is Sterling by Lisa Renee Jones
  91. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  92. Hot Zone by Catherine Mann
  93. Open Me by Reina Stowe
  94. In Close by Brenda Novak
  95. All I Want for Christmas by Liliana Hart
  96. A Present for Christmas by Shiloh Walker
  97. Four Kisses by Bonnie Dee
  98. Make Mine Midnight by Annmarie McKenna
  99. Baby, I’m Yours by Stephanie Bond
  100. Only Us by Susan Mallery

I missed my goal by 2 books. Better luck next year.

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


  1. Great. I think I'll join this challenge for next year. My number of books I read seem to get lower and lower every year! Thanks for hosting, will post participation on my blog soon. In the meantime, happy reading!

  2. Great challenge I am going to try Breaking a Sweat. Dont have a blog by will leave books in the comment section

  3. This sounds fun. I will also join in and try to read the most as I Love to read to myself and my son both.

  4. Great challenge!
    I'm participating:D


  5. Great challenge! I've signed up.


  6. Great challenge. Now, I need to remember to keep track of them all. Last year I didn't do such a great job, now I have a goal to keep me on track. I am going to shoot for 100 books of mixed genres.

  7. I will be joining and will do the "On Fire". I will also be posting this on my blog.

  8. I've outdone myself :) hehe yay! Challenge complete! :D


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