So I've had some time to read a few more books and I can check off a few more things on the reading challenge list.
A trilogy and a book set in the future were checked off the list by three Margaret Atwood books:
Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam
A book you can read in a day was checked off by a JD Robb book, Celebrity in Death. I tell people I consider her books to be brain candy or book junk food and just like a bag of chips, sometimes you just keep eating and before you know it the bag is empty!