Thursday, January 1, 2009

1st quarter 2009 Reading Challenge

I have decided to take the 1st quarter 2009 reading challenge along with my sisters at APOOO. So, I commit to read a book a week or 13 books from January 1st through March 31st 2008. My list is comprised of books I have on my shelf at home that I need to get through as well as a few galleys I have to review. I will be adding a few BOM reads from my two online reading groups(APOOO and SexyEbonyBBWAA Book Club) as well as any review books I may receive, so I know my list will grow beyond the 13. I hope that you are inspired to check out a few of my titles or go to any of the blogs I have on my homepage and see what others are reading. Reading is a great exercise for your mind and allows a little break from the drama of your everyday world. Here is my list in no special order:

  1. In Blood We Trust By F.D. Davis - 2

  2. After the Lies By Mandessa Selby

  3. J -Pop Love Song By Shiree McCarver - 4

  4. What White Boyz Ride By multiple authors -4

  5. Love TKO By Pamela Yaye

  6. The Players Proposal By Angie Daniels

  7. Seducing the Matchmaker By Elaine Overton - 4

  8. Sex and the Single Braddock By Robyn Amos(This is a re-read, because I need a refresher)

  9. Second Chance Baby By A.C Arthur

  10. The Object of His Protection By Brenda Jackson

  11. The Holiday Inn By Phyliss Bourne Williams, Farrah Rochon and Stefanie Worth - 3(My favorite story was the one by Farrah Rochon but they were all cute stories)

  12. Seduced by Moonlight By Janice Sims

  13. Fledgling By Octavia E Butler

  14. Just Too Good to Be True By E. Lynn Harris
  15. Dying for Revenge By Eric Jerome Dickey - 5 (this was actually a 2008 book that I put down to complete some reviews I had to do)
  16. Sinful Chocolate By Adrianne Bryd
  17. Men, Money and Gold Diggers By Je'Caryous Johnson - 3
  18. The Cassandra Cookbook By Shawn James - 4

I know I keep adding to the list. My list is a work in progress and when a book calls me I have to pick it up.

I have now decided there is a need for books I gave up on. Boy this post has changed dynamics): I am not sure at this time if I will revisit the books listed:

  1. Where the Line Bleeds By Jesmyn Ward

Stop by APOOO and take a look at what books made peoples list. You may find your next great read.


Yasmin said...

Hey Lashonda and Happy New Year! Thanks for participating in the challenge and good luck on achieving your goal.

Yasmin said...

Hey Lashonda Butler is a great author...too bad she was taken away from us too soon.

Ladysilver said...

I agree. Kindred left such a mark on me.That book always comes to mind as one of the best books I ever read. Thanks for stopping by.

Dera Williams said...

I forgot that I wanted to read Holiday Inn. Thanks for your list.

relentlessaaron said...

Okay, so I don't get it. Are you boycotting my books?

Ladysilver said...

Thanks for stopping by. I have not had the opportunity to read anything by you. I am always open to adding authors to the books I read.