2011 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 read 29 Books last year (that’s not a lot), so I need at least 30 to qualify for this Challenge but I am trying to get more than that. It would be nice to make it to 50 Books.

Here is my List of books I read:

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  2. Die Geisterfeger (The Remains of the Dead) by Wendy Roberts
  3. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  4. Die Bücherdiebin (The Book Thief) by Markus Zusak
  5. Der Hund von Baskerville (The Hound of the Baskervilles) by Arthur Conan Doyle (Audiobook)
  6. Wie ein einziger Tag (The Notebook) by Nicholas Sparks
  7. Bis(s) zum ersten Sonnenstrahl (The short second Life of Bree Tanner) by Stephenie Meyer
  8. Traummann an der Angel (Sleeping with the Fishes) [Frederika Bimm #1] by MaryJanice Davidson
  9. Die Tribute von Panem (The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
  10. Die erste Liebe [nach 19 vergeblichen Versuchen] (An Abundance of Katherines) by John Green
  11. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
  12. The House of Night – Gezeichnet (Marked) by P.C. and Kristin Cast
  13. Alcatraz und die dunkle Bibliothek (Alcatraz Versus the evil Libarians) by Brandon Sanderson
  14. Die Tribute von Panem – Gefährliche Liebe (The Hunger Games. Catching Fire) by Suzanne Collins
  15. Evermore – Die Unsterblichen (Evermore) by Alyson Noël
  16. Heaven – Stadt der Feen by Christoph Marzi
  17. Die Tribute von Panem – Flammender Zorn (The Hunger Games. Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins
  18. Evernight (#1) by Claudia Gray
  19. Flora Segundas Magische Missgeschicke (Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog) by Ysabeau S. Wilce
  20. Öko – Al Gore, der neue Kühlschrank und ich by Peter Unfried
  21. The Story of Stuff – Wie wir unsere Erde zumüllen by Anny Leonard
  22. Saubere Sachen: Wie man grüne Mode findet und sich vor Öko-Etikettenschwindel schützt by Kirsten Brodde
  23. Nackt schlafen ist Bio (Sleeping Naked is Green) by Vanessa Farquharson
  24. Luxus Girl by Andrea Brown (3,5 Chocolate Hearts)
  25. M.J. Holliday #1: Rendezvous um Mitternacht (What’s a Ghoul to do? – Ghost Hunter Series) by Victoria Laurie
  26. Evernight #2: Tochter der Dämmerung (Stargazer) by Claudia Grey
  27. M.J. Holliday #2: Gespenster küsst man nicht (Demons are a Ghoul’s best friend) by Victoria Laurie
  28. Stücke 1 by Thomas Bernhard
  29. Chicagoland Vampires #1: Frisch Gebissen (Some girls bite) by Chloe Neill
  30. Jill Kismet #1: Dämonenmal (Jill Kismet #1: Night Shift) by Lilith Saintcrow
  31. Tote Mädchen lügen nicht (Thirteen Reasons Why) by Jay Asher

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