Amazon-Best of 2010 Reading Challenge

Over at Reading with Martinis they are holding the Amazon-Best of 2010 Reading Challenge.

This is my first ever challenge and, I'm excited to do it! Amazon releases a list of Editor's Picks books and Customer Favorites. There are 100 books in each list and the point of the Challenge is to pick 10 books from Editor's Picks and 10 books from Customer Favorites. We have to have all 20 books read by November 30th 2011. 

1. The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
2. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
3. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
5. Let's Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Coldwell
6. Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
7. Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place On Earth by James M. Tabor
9. Unbroken by Laura Hillenboard
10. The Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

2. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy Book 5) by Richelle Mead
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
5. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
6. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
7. Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
8. The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Life Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott
9. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
11. Life by Keith Richards

I know I picked 11 for the Customer's Picks but there were a few books I couldn't decide between and a couple people keep telling me to check out Life by Keith Richards. So, I'll just read an extra from that list.

It was actually really difficult to choose 20 books out of 200. There were a lot of other books I wanted to read but I needed to narrow it down. And there were a lot of books that I won't read. Like cook books lol. There were a TON of diet books and cook books on the Customer's Picks list.

Has anyone read any of these books yet? What did you think of them? And, are there any you would recommend that I do or do not read?


I just found out about this challenge over at My Overstuffed Bookshelf called the 100+ reading challenge. It is exactly what it looks like, you have to read 100 books in 2011. Any books before January 1st, 2011 don't count. You can read any book as long as it's purchasable.

9. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
10. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
11. Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure by Allan R Shickman
12. Zan-Gah And The Beautiful Country by Allan R Shickman
13. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
14. Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon
15. Mercy by Rebecca Lim
16. Textual Healing by Eric Smith
17. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
18. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
19. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
20. The Vampire's Promise by Caroline B Cooney
21. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
22. The Princess of Las Pulgas by C. Lee McKenzie
23. Familiar Origins by B. Pine
24. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
25. Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
26. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
27. Hereafter by Tara Hudson
28. My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond
29. Steel by Carrie Vaughn
30. Flip by Martyn Bedford
31. Wereling by Steve Feasey
32. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
33. Evermore by Alyson Noel
34. Evernight by Claudia Gray
35. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
36. The Magician by Michael Scott
37. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
38. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
39. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
40. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
41. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
42. The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki
43. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
44. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
45. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
46. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
47. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
48. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
49. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
50. The Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
51. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
52. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
53. Released by Megan Duncan
54. Oriana's Eyes by Celeste Simone