Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Reading Competition Champion of 2011 is...

No one.

Yeah, probably didn't expect that one. Neither of us because neither of complied to the rules we set last January in our secret hovel known as Rosalie's computer room. I did not read two Christian books and Rosalie didn't read two classics.

So we both failed.

(Although, technically, I won.)

See all the gore and glory below and the check back for the new reading competition starting... tomorrow!

In the words of  Emma Paxton pretending to be Sutton Mercer-- Game on, bitches.





Rules for the 2011 Reading Competition
  1. Must be a book. No textbooks, magazines, blogs, journals, newspapers, etc.
  2. Books that you have read before are allowed, but you must read a never-read-before book in-between old books. More than one new novel in a row is allowed and encouraged.
  3. No reading while the other is driving or hitting.
  4. To qualify for the title of Reading Champion 2011, you must have read at least 2 classic books, 2 Christian/spiritual books, 1 auto/biography and 1 book that is gathering dust in shame on your shelf.


Rosalie:
January:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 374 pages.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. 391 pages.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. 390 pages.
Uglies by Scott Westfield. 425 pages.
February: 
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty. 280 pages.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 550 pages.
March:
The Host by Stephenie Meyer. 619 pages. (book gathering dust)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. 331 pages.
April:
When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy. 249 pages. (Christian #1)
May:
Forgotten God by Francis Chan. 166 pages. (Christian #2)
June:
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. 405 pages.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. 530 pages.
July:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. 759 pages.
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty. 349 pages.
August:
Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty. 360 pages.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. 464 pages.
September:
A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers. 496 pages.
October: 
An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers. 432 pages.


Total: 7570 pages

vs.

Bells:
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty. 280 pages. (1-8)
Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty. 360 pages. (1-16)
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty. 349 pages. (1-16)
Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty. 305 pages. (1-19)
Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty. 255 pages. (1-23)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. 281 pages. (1-30) [Classic #1]
On The Road by Jack Kerouac. 307 pages. (2-0) [Classic #2]
Something Blue by Emily Griffin. 338 pages. (2-18)
Generation X by Douglas Coupland. 181 pages. (2-28)
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. 218 pages. (3-3)
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. 331 pages. (4-20)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. 485 pages. (5-9)
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. 453 pages. (5-29)
Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee. 274 pages. (6-3)
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman. 243 pages. (6-21)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 374 pages. (6-26)
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. 345 pages. (7-5) [Book Gathering Dust]
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. 288 pages. (7-14)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. 391 pages. (7-19)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. 400 pages. (7-28)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. 451 pages. (8-11)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. 288 pages. (8-27)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. 352 pages. (9-03)
Vampire Kisses: The Beginning by Ellen Schreiber. 576 pages. (9-22)
A Week at the Airport by Alain de Botton. 107 pages. (10-2)
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead. 589 pages. (10-5)
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. 594 pages. (10-12)
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. 452 pages. (10-23)
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. 321 pages. (10-27)
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris. 291 pages. (11-3)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. 222 pages. (11-18) [Memoir/Autobiography]
One Day by David Nicholls. 435 pages. (12-01)
Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. 292 pages. (12-08)
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. 357 pages. (12-15)


Total: 11821 pages


Difference: 4251 pages to Bells.