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Subject: 2016 Historical Fiction Challenge - Lists Only
Date Posted: 10/28/2015 11:52 AM ET
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There are three challenges to pick from. 

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 10/28/2015 11:52 AM ET
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There are three challenges to pick from. 

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016   Conspiracy by SJ Parris  (May '16)

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)  

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)  Martyr by Rory Clements  Read 2/29/16

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs) The Yard by Alex Grecian  Read 2/15/16

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)   The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)  Winter of the World by Ken Follett

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.  

                                        A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (London)  Read 4/7/16

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.  Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye  Read 3/12/16

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

                       A Curtain Falls by Stephanie Pintoff

                       Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye   Read 5/31/16

                        Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

                        Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

                        The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye  Read 2/7/16

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.   What Angels Fear by CS Harris   Read 2/20/16

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.  Poldark by Winston Graham

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

The Hunter's Tale by Margaret Frazer   Read 7/14/16

CHALLENGE #3      2556 Pages Total

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye   Read 3/19/16   448pgs.

A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King.   Read 4/16/16.  315pgs

When Gods Die by C.S. Harris  Read 4/25/16   380pgs.

Why Mermaids Sing  by CS Harris    Read 5/1/16   341pgs

The Moor by Laurie. R. King   Read 6/18/16   320pgs

The Black Country  by Alex Grecian   Read 7/25/16  384pgs.

When Maidens Mourn by CS Harris   Read 7/30/16   368pgs



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Making my list for the 2016 challenge.

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (2016) - 7/5 - 4****

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs) Euphoria by Lily King, 256 pp. - 3/24 - ****

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs) The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin, 396 pp. - 1/6 - ***

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs) The Song of Troyby ColleenMcCullough, 407 pp. - 5/28- *****

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs) Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice, 566 pp. - 4/15- *****

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown 4/26   3.5*** (Boston)

5) Check That Ego At The Door - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris 6/8 5*****

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet. All the Light We Cannot See byAnthony Doerr  9/1 4 1/2**** Barkskins by Annie Proulx  6/27  5*****   Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood 4/23 3***

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.The Last Painting of Sarade De Vos by Dominic Smith 5/2 5*****

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS. A Tabernacle for the Sun by LInda Proud 8/4 5*****

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy. The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau 4/30 5*****

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable) Gray/Black The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 10/20 5***** The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 10/30 3***

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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1) Get Your Giggle On - The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry - 1/23/16

2) Current Affairs - Two Bronze Pennies by Chris Nickson - 1/16/16

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs) Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson - 1/7/16

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)  A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin - 1/4/16

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs) Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan - 4/10/16

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs) The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee - 3/31/16

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - The Visitors by Sally Beauman - 1/6/16.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter 2/6/16.

6) Learn Your ABC's -   C - Cardington Crescent by Anne Perry 1/30/16
                                    D - A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd 3/19/16
                                    E - The Evening Spider by Emily Arsenault 5/27/16
                                    F - Fire and Fog by Dianne Day 7/22/16
                                    G - A Game of Lies by Rebecca Cantrell 7/24/16

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade - 1/24/16

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Mata Hari's Last Dance by Michelle Moran - 7/21/16

10) Three Shades of Grey - Green - Platinum Doll by Anne Girard - 2/20/16, A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear - 2/20/16, The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan - 6/12/16

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

1. Mrs Jeffries Pinches the Post - 1/1/16

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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My spot

There are three challenges to pick from. 

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani done 8/25/16

Out of the Dawn Light by Alys Clare done 12/30

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan published 2015 finished 4/14

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

                                     The Shirt on His Back by Barbara Hambly done 3/16 250 pages

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)

A Secret and Unlawful Killing by Cora Harrison done 2/5

Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbottom done 11/22

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

The Tiger Queens by Stephanie Thornton done 1/30

Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley done 6/22

Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes done 10/2

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray done 12/29

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

                           Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meisner done 3/22--England

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.

Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner done 4/30

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber done 6/19

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain done 2/20

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson done 8/11

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

The Dutch Girl by Donna Thorland done 8/27

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable) color is blue

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler done 1/11

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams done 2/8

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner done 3/7

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

Dangerous Highlander by Donna Grant done 10/25

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

     Vatican Princess by CW Gortner--done 4/1   Borgia TV series. I am thinking the series may have inspired the book I konw off category a bit.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick done 11/4

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

 



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My spot.

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016......No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd......2/16/16

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

  • The Constant Lover by Chris Nickson......1/7/16
  • The Broken Token by Chris Nickson......1/11/16

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)......Two Bronze Pennies by Chris Nickson......1/18/16

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)........The Curse of the House of Foskett by M.R.C. Kasasian......3/24/16

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)...The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Potzsch....1/6/16

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.....Season of the Witch by Árni Þórarinsson (Iceland)....3/3/16

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative....The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.....1/2/15

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

  • The Accidental Murder by J. New......1/27/16
  • Brooklyn on Fire by Lawrence H. Levy.....1/23/16
  • The Color of Poison by Toni Mount.......4/13/16
  • A Death in the Highlands by Caroline Dunford.....3/16/16
  • Ellis Island by Kate Karrigan..........6/18/16

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life......The Distant Hours by Kate Morton......1/24/16

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.....The Curse of the House of Fockett by M.R.C. Kasasian.......3/24/16

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy........Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye......4/16/16

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

 

 



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Linda's Lists

LITE - Read 6 books                  GRANDE - Read 10 books                      VENTI - Read 14 books

 

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016  Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

           a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)  Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell  (298)

           b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)   Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (373)

           c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)   Lake House by Kate Morton  (492)

           d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)  Shaman by Noah Gordon  (570)

           e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)  Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George  (627)

           f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)   The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati  (732)

           g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)   11/22/63  by Stephen King  (849)

           h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

           i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a book set somewhere you'd like to visit.  Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck (set in Key West, FL)

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.  The Impersonator by Mary Miley

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

      Agnes Cannon's War (Deborah Lincoln) -- Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) -- Corruptible Crown (Gillian Bradshaw) -                            A Dangerous Place (Jacqueline Winspear) -- Even in Darkness (Barbara Stark Nemon)

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.  My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.  The Wild Girl by Jim Fergus

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.   An Officer and a Spy (Robert Harris)

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)  RED covers:  Lazaretto by Diane McKinney-Whetsone  --  The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye  --  Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

Including the books already listed for Challenge #1, I read a total of 37,734 pages,  but am not up to listing them all.

 

 

BRONZE - 5000 pages total       SILVER - 7500 pages total         GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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Kelly's Spot!

LITE - Read 6 books                  GRANDE - Read 10 books                      VENTI - Read 14 books

 

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh. The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R. King, 9 Jul, 5/5

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016 : Dead Wake, Erik Larson, 28 Jan, 5/5

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

           a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs) : Kristin Lavransdatter, The Wreath, Sigrid Undset, 26 Jan, 3/5

           b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs) : People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks, 5 Mar, 5/5

           c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs) : Ship of Brides, JoJo Moyes, 24 Jan, 3.5/5

           d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs) : Epitaph, Mary Doria Russell, 17 Apr, 4.5/5

           e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

           f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs) : The Gilded Hour, Sara Donati, 27 Oct, 5/5

           g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs) : New York, Edward Rutherford, 3 May, 5/5

           h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

           i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a book set somewhere you'd like to visit. (England) (After the War is Over, Jennifer Robson, 9 May, 3.5/5)

5) Check That Ego At The Door - 1st person narrative : Circling the Sun, Paula McLain, 11 Feb, 5/5

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

   a. K: Kydd, Julian Stockwin, 15 Mar, 4/5

   b. L: Lady of Ashes, Christine Trent, 26 Apr, 4.5/5

   c. M: The Masqueraders, Georgette Heyer, 13 May, 5/5

   d. N: The Nonsuch Lure, Mary Luke, 15 Aug, 4/5

   e. O: The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin, 15 Sep 3.5/5

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a character's lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life. Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan, 21 Feb, 5/5

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS. All the Light You Cannot See, Anthony Doerr, 13 May, 3.5/5

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy. An Officer and A Spy, Robert Harris, 19 May, 5/5

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable) The Brown Family.

     a) My Mother's Secret, J.L. Witterick, 15 Feb, 4/5

     b) An Impartial Witness, Charles Todd, 28 Mar, 3.5/5

     c) The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks, 22 May 5/5

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries. The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Melanie Benjamin, 6 Nov, 5/5

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

1) Acquired June, 2013: After Rome, Morgan Llywelyn, 9 Feb, 3.5/5

2) Acquired February, 2007: Rebel, Bernard Cornwell, 3 Jun, 4/5

3) Acquired August, 2011: The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson, 27 Jul, 4/5

4) Acquired January, 2012: A Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winspear, 4 Aug, 4/5

5) Acquired September, 2013: Out of the Easy, Ruta Sepetys, 31 Oct, 4/5

6) Acquired March, 2014: City of Jasmine, Deanna Raybourn, 11 Dec, 4/5

7) On Mount TBR for years: Cotillion, Georgette Heyer, 16 Dec, 4.5/5

8) Acquired February, 2010: River of Darkness, Rennie Airth, 26 Dec, 5/5

 

OTHER BOOKS THAT DON"T FIT ANYWHERE ELSE

1. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson, 2 Apr 3.5/5 ... Non HF

2. The Midwife of Hope River, Patricia Harman, 16 May, 5/5

3. Mademoiselle Chanel, C.W. Gortner, 23 June, 3.5/5  

4. Warriors of the Storm, Bernard Cornwell, 27 June, 5/5 

5. The Truth According to Us, Annie Barrows, 17 Jul, 5/5

6. Glory Over Everything, Kathleen Grissom, 9 Aug, 5/5

7. The Boston Girl, Anita Diamant, 4 Sep, 5/5

8. At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier, 9 Sep, 4/5

9. A Memory of Violets, Hazel Gaynor, 13 Sep, 4/5

10. Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys, 14 Sep, 5/5

11. Seven for a Secret, Lindsay Faye, 3 Oct, 4.5/5

12. What She Left Behind, Ellen Marie Wiseman, 14 Nov, 5/5

13. Mischling, Affinity Konar, 18 Nov, 4/5

14. The Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly, 2 Dec, 4.5/5

15. The Summer Before the War, Helen Simonson, 19 Dec, 3/5



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My spot!  Love this one!  Thanks, Carolyn, for making this one so flexible. 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

 

1.  River God, by Wilbur Smith.  2/10/16 -- 528 pages

 



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There are three challenges to pick from.   Looks like fun!

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 17 books  

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.  - Parsifal's Page by Gerald Morris, 3/14/2016, 4 stars 

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016: Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear, 7/15/2016, 4 stars  

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:  

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)  The Hermit of Eyton Forest - Brother Cadfael, Bk 14 by Ellis Peters, 3/23/2016, 4 stars

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)  

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)   Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, 4/2016, 5 stars

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)  

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)  River God by Wilbur Smith, 3/5/2016, 4 stars

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)  The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons, 1/25/2016, 4.5 stars

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a book set somewhere you'd like to visit.  The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz (Japan), 1/11/2016, 4.5 stars

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative:  Redfield Farm by Judith Redline Coopey, 3/17/2016, 5 stars

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.  Etta by Gerald Kolpan, 2/7/2016, 4 stars

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.  The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, 7/12/2016, 3 stars

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.  The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini, 3/14/2016, 5 stars

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)  Green:  Theft of Life by Imogen Robertson, 8/2016 4.5 stars; The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley, 10/12/2016, 5 starsThe Wild Irish by Robin Maxwell, 10/15/2016, 4.5 stars.

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

CHALLENGE #2  ( My favorite as I can whittle my shelf.)

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

1.  The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset, 2/2/2016, 4 stars

2.  Regeneration by Pat Barker, 2/12/2016, 4.5 stars

3.  The Mistress of Husaby by Sigurd Undset, 2/22/2016, 4 stars

4.  The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker, 3/4/2016, 4 stars

5.  The Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner, 3/2/2016, 5 stars

6. The Book of Madness and Cures by O'Melveny, Regina, 2/22/2016, 4 stars

7.  The Ballad of Sir Dinadan(The Squire's Tales, #5) by Gerald Morris,. 5/14/2016, 4 stars

8.  The Absolutist by John Boyne, 9/19/2016, 4 stars

9.  Heidegger's Glasses by Thaisa Frank, 9/19/2016, 4 stars

10. Murder on Mulberry Bend(Gaslight Mystery, #5) by Victoria Thompson, 9/12/2016

11. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, 9/8/2016, 4 stars

12. Murder on Black Friday (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, #4), by P. B. Ryan, 9/6/2016, 3 stars

13. Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons, 8/27/2016. 4 stars

14.  Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters, 9/29/2016, 4 stars

15.  The Impersonator by Mary Miley, 10/2/2016, 4 stars

16.  Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini. 10-/2016, 1 STAR

17.  Devil's Lair by Sharon Kay Penman, 10/2016, 5 stars

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.CHALLENGE #3

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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There are three challenges to pick from. 

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.  Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell 6/22/16

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016  Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran 3/15/16

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)  Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer 1/18/16

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)  Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini 4/17/16

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)  Wars of the Roses:  Trinity by Conn Iggulden 6/1/16

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)  Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell  5/12/16

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)  Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh 7/29/16

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.  The She-Wolf by Maurice Druon 4/09/16  England and France

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.  Euphoria by Lily King 3/12/16

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel 8/29/16

Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik 9/6/16

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye 9/12/16

Empire Rising by Sam Barone 10/14/16

The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye 10/21/16

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.  The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone 1/26/16

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.  The Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough 4/11/16

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.  Rome:  The Emperor's Spy by M.C. Scott 5/27/16

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)  (Black)

      The Lily and the Lion by Maurice Druon 4/22/16

      The King Without a Kingdom by Maurice Druon 5/4/16

      Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte 8/9/16

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)  Mirage by Pauline Gedge 1/12/16

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.  Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 8/23/16

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total 

Code Named Verity by Elizabeth Wein 352 pages

Tyrant of the Mind  by Priscilla Royal  241 pages

Tabula Rasa by Ruth Downie 332 pages

Fin Gall by James L. Nelson 288 pages

When Gods Die by C. S. Harris 388 pages

Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris 341 pages

The Iron Castle by Angus Donald 504 pages

The Tudor Conspiracy by C. W. Gortner 335 pages

The Tudor Vendetta by C. W. Gortner 292 pages

America's First Daughter by Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Drey 592 pages

Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik 500 pages

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks 302 pages

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley 315 pages

The Dark Monk by Oliver Potzsch 528 pages

5,310 Pages Total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte 267 pages

The Twice Born by Pauline Gedge 671 pages

Seer of Egypt by Pauline Gedge 575 pages

Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley 396 pages

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

 



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Myy spot!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

And, of course, my annual personal Alphabet Challenge (which I've never successfully completed!)

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1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016 ~ Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by S. Meissner

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

 

 

 

 

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There are three challenges to pick from. 

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016    Shadow of the Raven by Tessa Harris

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)  Face Down Below the Banqueting House by Kathy Lynn Emerson (230 pages) 

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)  The Clerk's Tale by Margaret Frazer (312 pages)

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)  Murder in the Afternoon by Frances Brody (400 pages)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.  The Paper Magician by Charlie M Holmberg (London, England)

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.   Foxworth Academy (Volume 1) by Chris Blewitt

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.  Strong As Death by Sharan Newman

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.   Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross by Kathy Lynn Emerson 

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)(Brown)

  • Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  • The Damascened Blade (Detective Joe Sandilands, Bk 3) by Barbara Cleverly
  • The Bloody Tower (Daisy Dalrymple, Bk 16) by Carola Dunn

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.  The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel by Alice Hoffman

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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There are three challenges to pick from. 

CHALLENGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books (will choose from list below)

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - The Last Kind Words Saloon by McMurtry (4/9/16) 2.5 stars

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs): 

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs) The Janissary Tree by Goodwin (10/16/16) 1.5 stars

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs) River of Darkness by Airth

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs): Rise to Rebellion by Shaara (11/13/16) 4 stars

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs) 

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!) 

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Silent in the Grave by Dearborn (12/18/16) 1.5 stars

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS: A College of Magics by Stevermer (6/27/16) 1 star

9) Double Duty - Istanbul Passage by Kanon (7/11/16) 4 stars

10) Three Shades of Grey - 

  • The Iron KIng by Druon (1/31/16) 3.5 stars
  • City of Thieves by Benioff (10/29/16) 5 stars
  • The Archer's Tale by Cornwell

11) Great Scot! 

12) Action!   

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

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CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)     When the Devil Drives by Caro Peacock 3/16/16

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)     The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro 1/17/16

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.  The Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran 2/29/16

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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There are three challenges to pick from. 

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey (Ireland)

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character) Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (931 pages, tv series)

12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.
 

1. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

 

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (931 pages)



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There are three challenges to pick from. 

This challenge begins on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016.  There will be a separate thread for lists.  Happy reading!

CHALLENEGE #1

LITE - Read 6 books

GRANDE - Read 10 books

VENTI - Read 14 books

1) Get Your Giggle On - Read a book that made you laugh, for whatever reason.

  •  

2) Current Affairs - Read a book published in 2015/2016

  •  

3) Size Does Matter - Choose 4 books lengths to read:

                                a) 200 page range (200pgs-299pgs)

                                b) 300 page range (300pgs-399pgs)

                                c) 400 page range (400pgs-499pgs)

                                d) 500 page range (500pgs-599pgs)

                                e) 600 page range (600pgs-699pgs)

                                f) 700 page range (700pgs-799pgs)

                                g) 800 page range (800pgs-899pgs)

                                h) 900 page range (900pgs-999pgs)

                                i) 1000+ page range (YOU"RE AWESOME!)

4) California Dreaming - Read a books set somewhere you'd like to visit.

5) Check That Ego At The Door - Read a book written in 1st person narrative.

  •  

6) Learn Your ABC's - Read 5 books in alphabetical order.  You can start on any letter, but the subsequent books must continue the alphabet.

7) "Picture it. Sicily, 1922..." - Read a book that spans a characters lifetime, or at least 20 years of their life.

  •  

8) PBS Gold - Read a book you acquired from PBS.

9) Double Duty - Read a book that contains a spy.

10) Three Shades of Grey - Read 3 books with the same book cover color (different shades acceptable)

11) Great Scot! - Read a book where a character wears a kilt. (does not need to be main character)

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12) Action! - Read a book that was turned into a movie/tv series/tv miniseries.

 

CHALLENGE #2

Read 15 books on your Mount TBR.  Books/ebooks must have been acquired before 2015.  List your titles below.

  • Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell
  • Footprints in the Desert by Maha Ahktar
  • Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell
  • Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Shogun by James Clavell
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • Exodus by Leon Uris
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamint
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • Saga by Jeff Janoda
  • The Eagle and the Raven by James Michener

CHALLENGE #3

Pick one of the following page total goals to read in 2016.  List your books and their page numbers below.

BRONZE - 5000 pages total

SILVER - 7500 pages total

GOLD - 10,000 pages total



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