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The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury

100+ Reading Challenge

As written about in my blog post; I plan to try and carry out the 100+ Reading Challenge as part of my Day Zero Project; some of you may know me, usually a book takes me a fair few days; if not weeks to complete; and here I am setting my self of reading almost two a week; also as part of this challenge I intend to invite 20 friends to suggest one book each for me to read.

The goal is to read 100 or more books in a year:

  1. Audio Books, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Non-fiction; as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
  2. What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.
  3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
  4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
  5. Challenge begins January 1st and runs till the end of December, 2011 2017. Books started before the 1st do not count.

Where I am up to…

Attempt #3


Attempt 2

I failed on my first attempt to complete the 100+ Reading Challenge, so I will be running it again. I started on April 1st 2012, and will be finishing on March 31st 2013.

I will be listing the books again below; and at the bottom of this page will be my 1st attempt list.

  1. Roger Halse’s “The Somersetshire Coal Canal – A Second Pictorial Journey”

I am still reading Christopher Winn’s “I Never Knew that about the Thames“; as that is part of Task 8: Walk the Thames from Source to Port of London. and at some point I will have to finish Catherine Millet’s “The Sexual Life of Catherine M.” as I am yet to finish it.

Attempt 1

If you want to keep track of my progress you can view all blog posts in the category 100+ Challenge, or view my list below:

  1. Ken Silverstein’s “The Radio Active Boy Scout“. – Done
  2. Tamora Pierce’s “Alanna; The First Adventure” First Song of the Lioness Book. – Done
  3. Tamora Pierce’s “In the Hand of the Goddess” Second Song of the Lioness Book. – Done
  4. Tamora Pierce’s “The Woman who Rides like a Man” Third Song of the Lioness Book. – Done
  5. Tamora Pierce’s “Lioness Rampant” Fourth book in the Song of the Lioness series. – Done
  6. Peter Grimwade’s “Doctor Who – Time Flight” – Done
  7. Lee Rourke’s “The Canal” – Done
  8. Catherine Millet’s “The Sexual Life of Catherine M.” – Still Failed so far
  9. Anne O’Connell’s “Weekend Captive” – Done
  10. Chris Fehily’s “Cancel Cable: How Internet Pirates Get Free Stuff” – Done
  11. Jess C Scott’s “Master & Servant” – Done
  12. Anne O’Connell’s “Training Amy” – Done
  13. Elinor Carr’s “Pleasing Him: An Erotic Story of Submission” – Done
  14. Leonna Black’s “Rough Sex: An Explicit Fantasy” – Done
  15. Marie Le Prince de Beaumont’s “Beauty and the Beast” – Done
  16. Jason Vale’s “7 lbs in 7 days” – Done
  17. Lisa Myhre’s “Nemi v.4” – Done
  18. Gordon Jarvie’s; “Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales” – Done
  19. Dr Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” – Done
  20. Dan Vice’s “The Little Book of Goths” – Done
  21. Emrhys Barrell’s “Inland Waterways Manual: The Complete Guide to Boating on Rivers, Lakes and Canals” – Done
  22. Nick Billingham’s “Narrow Boats: Care and Maintenance” – Done
  23. Voltaire’s “Paint it Black” – Done
  24. Tony Wrench’s “Building a Low Impact Roundhouse” – Done
  25. Chris Hallbeck’s “Book of Biff” – Done
  26. Lust and Longing” Erotic Tails from Madame B – Done
  27. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple” – Done
  28. Living Aboard (Towpath Guides)” – Done
  29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” – Done
  30. The Gruffalo” – Done
  31. Ratatouille” – Done
  32. The Canal Boat Manual” – Done
  33. Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power: A Do It Yourself Guide (Simple Living)” – Done
  34. Douglas Adams’ “Starship Titanic” – Done
  35. Chancie Walker’s “Her Master’s Slut (Training Eleanor)” – Done
  36. 10 Fun Things To Do With Your Microwave” – Done

Books that don’t Count!