Just For the Love Of It…



I’m so excited to share my list for my Just the Love Of It Challenge 2009:

Breathing Out The Ghost – Curnutt

Hypocrite in a White Pouffy Dress by Susan Jane Gilman

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Deleted: The Bible Illuminated: The Book New Testament

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

FaeFever – Moning

Recovering Charles – Jason F. Wright

Desire & Deceit – Mohler

Five Things I Can’t Live Without –  Shumas

Deleted: The Rapture of Canaan – Reynolds

The Makedown – Daneshavri

Deleted: The End of Iraq – Galbraith

Deleted: Odd Mom Out – Porter

Nearlyweds – Kendrick

Fire Me – Malin

The Vigorous Mind – Cummings

Love & Other Natural Disasters – Shumas

Deleted: Wuthering Heights – Bronte

Something Borrowed – Giffin

Mrs. Perfect – Jane Porter

Of Mice & Men – Steinbeck

The Secret Life of Bees – Monk Kid

Deleted: Lord of the Flies – Golding

Delete: The Frog Prince – Porter

To Kill a Mockingbird

New:  The Diving Bell & The Butterfly

New: Snow Flower & The Secret Fan

New:  Nearlyweds

New: The Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

New: Revolutionary Road

New:  Peony in Love

New: Never Let Me Go

New: The Wednesday Letters

New: Sarah’s Key

New: The Prenup

New: Loving Frank

New: The Ten Year Nap

New: This One is Mine

New: Undress Me In The Temple of Heaven

New: This is Water

New:  Keeper of Light and Dust

New: Follow Me

New:  The 8th Confession

New: B as in Beauty

New: Up At The College

New: The Help

New: The Prosecution Rests

New: Disquiet

New: The Uncommon Reader

New: Shanghai Girls

New: Edgewise

New: Who Made You A Princess?

New: The Invisible Wall

New:  Finding Grace

New:  Angela’s Ashes

New:  The Secret Life of Bees

New: Cradle and All

New: Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

New: Holly’s Inbox


Do you want to join me on my challenge?

Here’s Mr. Linky:




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35 Responses

  1. Menagerie

    December 30th, 2008 at 1:39 am

    I hope you join me!

  2. bethany canfield

    December 30th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    perfect! thanks for hosting this.

  3. Shana @ Literarily

    December 30th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Sher, I’m definitely IN for this one. How fun. I need to make up my book list, then I’ll sign Mr. Linky.

    Great idea, girl!

  4. deslily

    December 31st, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Happy New Year Sheri…
    Just popping in to say I hope you have a great new year, and to let you know my prize book came today!! Thank you again! It’s wonderful!

  5. Literate Housewife

    December 31st, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Sher, this is an awesome, brilliant challenge!!! I am going to figure out my list and then I’ll post about it. I can’t wait to get this all figured out. :)

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  7. Alessandra

    January 1st, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Oooh, this challenge is tempting. Very tempting. I’m going to post about it when I come up with a list. Happy New Year, Sher!

  8. Alyce

    January 1st, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I adjusted my list for the challenge to reflect all of the books I want to read from January through April. It includes a lot of ARCs (showing how weak I am about requesting them) but to be honest, they are all books I am excited to read, so it’s all good!

  9. Menagerie

    January 1st, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    COOLIO! Stoked to have y’all on board!

  10. Margo

    January 2nd, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    You gently convinced me that this is the perfect challenge for me to “get my feet wet” in the book blogging and reading challenge world. That word “challenge” scares the garbage out of me, but this one sounds just right. I’m looking forward to coming up with my list! Thank you!

    Margo’s last blog post..Tooth Fairy: MIA and ADHD

  11. Heather J.

    January 2nd, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Sheri – This sounds like a great challenge but I’m going to restrain myself … my list of commitments is already getting out of hand!

    Heather J.’s last blog post..Breaking Dawn

  12. Lisamm

    January 2nd, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I love the idea of your challenge but I’m going to “pull a Heather” :-) and restrain myself as well. I’ve only entered one challenge this year; one that only requires 3 books. That’s enough for me. I like having the freedom of reading ‘whatever’ and not being committed to a list. Although I do get it that the list can be changed!! Still.. I think I’ll just go with the flow instead of deciding in advance what to read this year.

    Have fun with it!!

    Lisamm’s last blog post..Review: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

  13. Menagerie

    January 3rd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Boo. Hiss. You should join. Is the peer pressure working?

  14. Stephanie S.

    January 3rd, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I think I may join this one! Since I can make my own list, I may include books from other challenges (is that ok?)

    I’ll work on my list tomorrow and then try out Mr. Linky.

    Stephanie S.’s last blog post..My currently reading side bar……..and other book notes

  15. Lisamm

    January 4th, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I’m sorry!!! Wait.. are there prizes or somethin’? LOL

    Lisamm’s last blog post..The Removal of Christmas

  16. phd in yogurtry

    January 4th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    What a great list! Just want to put in my two cents – I loved, loved Atonement. It took me awhile to get into the rhythm and flow of McKewan’s writing, but once I was hooked it was an amazing read. The movie was done beautifully too. I rarely say that about books-to-movies.

    phd in yogurtry’s last blog post..advances in personal feminism

  17. Shelly Burns

    January 4th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    OK, I’m in, but I need some more info. How do I come up with the list? Sorry if I’m being a little “dumb” here, but I’m not sure I understand.

    Shelly Burns’s last blog post..More Book Challenges to Join

  18. Molly

    January 4th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    OK — since you made it sound so easy – and fun – I will attempt to sign up this semester rather than wait until the summer :)

    Thanks for the gentle nudge!

    Molly’s last blog post..The Sunday Salon – 1.4.09

  19. Menagerie

    January 5th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    OH So HAPPY!
    Chris from bookarama joined!
    Hee Hee!

  20. Menagerie

    January 5th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    And, Molly too!

  21. Menagerie

    January 5th, 2009 at 1:47 am


  22. Menagerie

    January 5th, 2009 at 1:48 am

    I loved the movie and can’t wait to start the book

  23. April

    January 8th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Oh! This sounds perfect! I have TONS of books that I am so excited to read, but get put off! I think I will have to join you on this one! Thanks so much for hosting!!

    April’s last blog post..Thriller Thursday

  24. Stephanie S.

    January 11th, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Ok, I’m in!!

    Stephanie S.’s last blog post..In my mailbox today:

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  26. Nely

    January 14th, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I’m In! Where do we list our reviews?


    Nely’s last blog post..Just for the Love of It Reading Challenge 2009

  27. Lisa

    January 15th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I’ve found your blog through one of my friends blog…I love some of your suggestions and I’m up for a reading challenge as well….loving the fact that I can change my list whenit suits me!



    Lisa’s last blog post..New year

  28. Lisa

    January 17th, 2009 at 11:34 pm


    I’ve added a list at my blog…but I’m having trouble getting the widget thing.

    Any helps will be appreciated!



    Lisa’s last blog post..Books for 2009 and a challenge…

  29. Nely

    January 20th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Hey Sheri:

    Here is my first review for the challenge.


    I wasn’t sure if you were going to have a separate mr. linky for the reviews. If so, let me know and I’ll gladly post the link there.

    ♥ Nely

    Nely’s last blog post..The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows

  30. (Judy) Intergalactic Bookworm

    January 24th, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I overlooked this challenge. I have alot of favorites I would like to share with this group. Judy

    (Judy) Intergalactic Bookworm’s last blog post..Movie: 2001: A Space Odysey—Book to Movie Challege and Lit Flic Challenge

  31. (Judy) Intergalactic Bookworm

    January 24th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I overlooked this challenge. I have alot of favorites I would like to share with this group. Judy

  32. Shana @ Literarily

    February 25th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Sher – Where / how are we supposed to post our reviews for this challenge?

    Shana @ Literarily’s last blog post..Monday’s Movie: He’s Just Not That Into You

  33. Judy (Intergalactic Bookworm)

    March 7th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

  34. Judy (Intergalactic Bookworm)

    March 7th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

  35. Judy (Intergalactic Bookworm)

    March 27th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

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