04 January 2015

Reading Challenges 2015

I love to read and I love to find new reading challenges to do every year. Last year, I did an Alphabet Reading Challenge, but I didn't finish it. I did read over 140 books in the year, but I didn't finish the alphabet. I didn't read anything that started with X or Z in 2014. I got sidelined. I try to read everything my girls read and that takes a lot of time as some of the books they are reading are quite long and I have little time to read. I compiled the list of books I did complete over the year and I found a new challenge to try this year. I know that there will be one book that I will not read. It says to read one book that scares you. I will not read many of the books by Stephen King as I never finished reading "Pet Semetary" by him because it scared me too much and I woke up screaming one night while reading it. I will attempt the rest of the list and find out how close I can come to finishing it in a year. The 2015 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge is what I am going to attempt this year.

Here is a link for books to read before Visiting New Orleans and a list of books Neil deGrasse Tyson feels intelligent people should read.

Also, my girls have loved books written by Lauren Brandenburg, they started a fan page for her and her books. Books of the Gardener Fan Page Come check it out.

My List of 2014 Read Books. This is incomplete as I read some books with the kids and didn't log them into Goodreads.

Name of Book Author
200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match Eaton, Jan
A Diet of Treacle Block, Lawrence
Abraham Lincoln Osborne, Mary Pope
American Revolution Osborne, Mary Pope
Amusements in Mathematics Dudeney, Henry Ernest
Angora Alibi Goldenbaum, Sally
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie
Beginners Guide to Knitting Socks Thompson, Chloe
Believing God Day by Day Moore, Beth
Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin and His Good Mouse Amos Lawson, Robert
Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 Circles, Hexagons, Triangles, Squares and Other Unexpected Shapes Eckman, Edie
BigIQkids Book #1: Ugh…You Again! Marcionette, Alexis
Blackberry Pie Murder Fluke, Joanne
Bones are Forever Reichs, Kathy
Boone, The Sanctified Brandenburg, Lauren
Boone: The Forgotten Brandenburg, Lauren
Boone: The Ordinary Brandenburg, Lauren
Chemo Caps & Wraps Ellison, Connie
Cherry Cheesecake Murder Fluke, Joanne
Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids in the Kitchen: Tasty Recipes and Fun Activities for Budding Chefs Canfield, Jack
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop Penzler, Otto
Conform: Exposing the Truth About Schools Beck, Glenn
Crochet One-Skein Wonders Durant, Judith
Death of a Mad Hatter McKinlay, Jenn
Dinosaur Cat Allen, Garrison
Discovering Joy in Your Creativity: You Are Made in the Image of a Creative God Women of Faith
Division Math Skills Challenge Math4Math Games
Don Quixote Brook, Henry
Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire Dobbs, Michael
Duck Dynasty - Hunting for Spiritual Truths, Season 1 Franz, Alisa
Easy Knitted Socks: Fun and Fashionable Designs for the Novice Knitter Trotman, Jeanette
Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting Drysdale, Rosemary
Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury, Ray
Fried by Jury Bishop, Claudia
Fun Learning Facts about Egyptian Gods and Goddesses: Illustrated Fun Learning for Kids Roche, Jess
Funny Things I Heard at the Bus Stop: The Complete Collection Girous, Angela
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution Kilmeade, Brian
George Washington's Spy Woodruff, Elvira
Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape McKellar, Danica
Glazed Murder Beck, Jessica
Grammar Nazi: Words You Should Be Getting Right Burns, Antonio
Headband - Quick and Easy Knitting Pattern Taylor, Sarah
Henry Huggins  Cleary, Beverly
High Time for Heroes Osborne, Mary Pope
Hilda Hopkins, Murder She knit Fagan, Vivienne
Hot X: Algebra Exposed McKellar, Danica
Illegally Iced Beck, Jessica
Kate Middleton: Our Princess Bell, Irene
Killer Crullers Beck, Jessica
Killing Cupid Levine, Laura
Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss McKellar, Danica
Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles; 20 Original Designs Curtis, Alice
Knits of Tomorrow: Toys and Accessories for your Retro-Future Needs Culligan, Sue
Knitting Circles Around Mittens and More: Creative Projects on Circular Needles Gillingham, Antje
Knitting for Intermediate Knitters: How to Knit the Complete Guide on Intermediate Knitting with Step by Step Instructions with Detailed Pictures to Expand…Knitting Skills and Knowledge Wilston, Kathy
Knitting Nell Roth, Julie Jersild
Knitting with The Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio Fassett, Kaffe
Knitty Gritty Knits (DIY): 25 Fun & Fabulous Projects Howell, Vickie
Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class Esham, Barbara
Little Boy Lost Hobbs, Eric
Macaron Murder Lin, Harper
Magic Tricks from the Tree House: A fun Companion to Magic Tree House #50: Hurry Up, Houdini! Osborne, Mary Pope
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill Patterson, James
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Patterson, James
Monday Morning Motivation Jones, Monica Marie
Multiplication Math Skills Challenge Math4Math Games
My Morning View: An iPhone Photography Project about Gratitude, Grief & Good Coffee Strobel, Tammy
New Prayer Shawl Companion, 35 Knitted Patterns to Embrace, Inspire, & Celebrate Life Cole-Galo, Victoria A. 
Nutty as a Fruitcake Daheim, Mary
Odd Ball Knitting: Creative Ideas for Leftover Yarn Albright, Barbara
One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Stories You Solve With Science Yoder, Eric
Operation Cowboy: The Secret American Mission to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of WWII Talty, Stephan
Owls Well That Ends Well Andrews, Donna
Paleo Bread: Easy and Delicious Gluten Free Bread Recipes Anderson, Aimee
Paleo Dinner Recipes: Gluten Free, Grain Free Recipes for Dinner Stone, Martha
Pilgrims Osborne, Mary Pope
Please Do Feed the Cat Babson, Marian
Qi Stephen, Elizabeth Svigar
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder Fluke, Joanne
Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos Andrews, Donna
Rumble Fish Hinton, S.E.
Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans Limbaugh, Rush
Samantha Loses the Box Turtle Griffin, Daisy
Scooby-Doo! And the Ghostly Gorilla Gelsey, James
Sea Monsters Osborne, Mary Pope
Shawls, Wraps, & Ponchos Weiss, Rita
Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures with the World's Most Dangerous Reptiles Stevens, Austin
Spider Woman's Daughter Hillerman, Anne
Stashbuster Knits: Tips, Tricks, and 21 Beautiful Projects for Using Your Favorite Leftover Yarn Leapman, Melissa
That Was Then, This is Now Hinton, S.E.
The 7 Day Prayer Warrior Experience Omartian, Stormie
The Alpine Yeoman Daheim, Mary
The Benjamin Carson Prayer Breakfast Speech: An Unauthorized Guide to Dr. Ben Carson's Confrontation with President Barack Obama Jessop, K.
The Colossus Rises Lerangis, Peter
The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion: 37 Patterns to Embrace, Inspire, and Celebrate Life Bristow, Janet
The Demigod Diaries Riordan, Rick
The Demigod Files Riordan, Rick
The Dragon Prophecy Stilton, Geronimo
The Duck Commander Devotional Robertson, Alan
The First Eagle  Hillerman, Tony
The Journey Through Time Stilton, Geronimo
The Kingdom of Fantasy Stilton, Geronimo
The Lemonade War Davies, Jacqueline
The Mystery of Falcon Falls Lake Sanford, L. Parks
The Orphan Lerangis, Peter
The Outsiders Hinton, S.E.
The Penguins Who Knew Too Much Andrews, Donna
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Chbosky, Stephen
The Prayer Shawl Ministry, Volume 2 Leisure Arts
The Promise of Security Moore, Beth
The Specialists: At Any Cost Wells, P. B. 
The Story Shell Repp, Gloria
The Testing Charbonneau, Joelle
The Ultimate Crochet Guide: Entangle Yourself in the Colorful World of Crocheting Moore, Kara
The Whole Enchilada Davidson, Diane Mott
Thea Stilton and the Prince's Emerald: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure Stilton, Thea
Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn Hillerman, Anne
Twenty Four Edgar Degas's Paintings Cesar, Stanley
Twenty Four Edgar Degas's Paintings Cesar, Stanley
Twenty Four Marc Chagall's Paintings Cesar, Stanley
Twenty Four Rembrandt's Paintings  Cesar, Stanley
Unhappily Ever After Hobbs, Eric
Unlucky 13 Patterson, James
Vogue Knitting the Ultimate Sock Book: History Technique Design Vogue Knitting
War Shots: Norm Hatch and the U. S. Marine Corps Combat Cameramen of WWII Jones, Charles
Why Are Farts Stinky? And Other Human Body Questions Kids Ask!  Brooks, Jem
You Called 9-1-1 for What? Konig, Dave

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