I'm using this to log my books this year.
January's challenge: read a book that is concerned with or depicts the end of the world or it's aftermath.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 374 pages (Completed 1/20/12)
February's Challenge: read a book with something related to Valentine's day in the title or author's name (flowers, jewelry, hearts, or romance)
47 Roses by Peter Sheridan 217 pages (Completed 1/26)
Eve by Iris Johansen 378 pages (Completed 3/31)
March Challenge: read a "folklore book". It could deal with faeries, myth, magical realm, Bigfoot, etc.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini 849 pages (Completed 2/16)
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher 401 Pages (Competed 6/22)
Once Upon A Spring Morn by Dennis L. McKiernan 379 pages (Completed 7/3/12)
Wings by Aprilynne Pike 290 pages (Completed 9/23/12)
Spells by Aprilynne Pike 359 pages (Completed 11/5/12)
April's Challenge: April Fool's day is all about deception. Since mysteries are the ultimate deception (or so the antagonist thinks) let's read a suspense, or mystery.
2nd Chance by James Patterson 390 Pages (Completed 1/1/12)
Quinn by Iris Johansen 374 pages (Completed 4/21/12 )
Bonnie by Iris Johansen 373 pages (Completed 4/29/12)
Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett 288 pages (Completed 9/30/12)
And Then You Die by Iris Johansen 344 pages (Completed 10/29/12)
May's Challenge: April shower's bring May flowers..... Let's read a book about flowers (theme, flower in title, etc.)
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts 319 pages (Completed 6/6/12)
June's Challenge: With school ending and kids free to roam, let's go back to the tried and true classics. This could be a classic or children's classic.
Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle 245 page -extra features included (completed 6/20/12)
July's Challenge: Read a book where the main character or premise of the story revolves around an animal or animals.
The Art of Racing in Rain by Garth Stein 321 pages (Completed 7/18/12)
August's Challenge: As school starts I think about all of the cliques and groups. This month's challenge is to read a book that centers around a particular group of friends/people. (Jane Austen Book Club, Christmas Cookie Club, Hot Flash Club etc.)
Chicks with Sticks by Elizabeth Lenhard 244 pages (Completed 9/2/12)
September's Challenge: in remembrance of Sept. 11th, this month the challenge is to read something from the political realm. This could be fiction or non-fiction; about politics, war or military.
The Innocent by David Baldacci 422 pages (Completed 9/16/12)
October's Challenge: So the challenge for October is to read a book with a body part in the title, or as part of the author's name.
Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer 366 pages (completed 5/5/12)
November's Challenge: not all countries celebrate Thanksgiving. For this month read a book by a foreign author, takes place in a foreign country or has a foreign country in the title.
If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle 304 pages (completed 7/26/12)
December's Challenge: Mary and Joseph journeyed to Bethlehem, the Wise Men travelled from afar to see the Christ child. This month read a book about someone taking a literal or mental journey.
The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick 291 pages (completed 8/31/12)
Read a first time author
Looking for Salvation At The Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore 293 pages (Completed 6/3/12)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer 387 pages (Completed 6/10/12)
A book about technology or biographies of someone in this field
The Witness by Nora Roberts 488 pages (Completed 5/28/12)
Read a book with a Shakespearean title
Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown 320 pages (Completed 5/23/12)
Sports related book in honor of the Olympics
Read a book about giving to others less fortunate; fiction or non-fiction (Street Lawyer is an excellent fiction pick for this category - just saying.)</b>
I need to add a section to log books I've read that don't really fit anywhere. I'll list those here:
Books That Don't Fit Anywhere:
Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning 396 pages (Completed 1/7/12)
Dark Prince by Christine Feehan 484 Pages (Completed 2/23/12)
I Wish I Were Engulfed In Flames by Jeni Decker 218 pages (Completed 3/8/12)
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 289 pages (Completed 6/28/12)
Paladin Prohecy by Mark Frost 539 pages (Completed 10/9/12)
Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer 363 pages (Completed 11/1012)
The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts 324 pages (Completed 11/181/12)