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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018



Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
Dates: Throughout 2018

Guidelines (quoted from announcement/sign-up page):
  • Read at least one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.
  • The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example: Your title could include the word 'icicle' or 'icing' even though the key word is 'ice.'
  • Key words can be tweaked. For example: You could read a book with "Bowler" or "Bonnet" for the key word 'Hat' and that would be just fine. If the key word is 'Family' then your title could include the word 'Sister' or 'Father.' If the key word is 'Food' then your title could include the word 'Cake.' 
  • You may sign up any time from now until November 1, 2018. But to complete the challenge you will need to read (or have already read) books with keywords from any months missed by the time of sign-up.
  • There will be a headquarters site with links for monthly reviews.
  • You don't need a blog to participate. 
  • Key word books should be read in the month with which they are associated. 

List of Monthly Key Words:



• See my original post about the challenge HERE.
• See the challenge announcement/sign-up post HERE.
• See the Challenge Headquarters page HERE.

MY READING LIST:

JAN:
• If Morning Ever Comes. Anne Tyler (See Review)

FEB:
• Miss Zukas and the Library Murders (Miss Zukas #1). Jo Dereske (See Review)

MAR:
Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain (See Review)

APR:
Time Out of Joint. Philip K. Dick (See Review)

MAY:
At the Mountains of Madness. H.P. Lovecraft (See Review)
Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels. Katherine Anne Porter (See Review)


JUN:


JUL:
AUG:
SEP:
OCT:
NOV:
DEC:

POSSIBLE  CHOICES  FOR  JUNE:
  1. Back When We Were Grownups. Anne Tyler  (2001; 336 pages)
  2. The Bell at Sealey Head.  Patricia A. McKillip  (2008; 288 pages) 
  3. The Bell.  Iris Murdoch  (1958; 322 pages) 
  4. The Bell Jar.  Sylvia Plath  (1963; 244 pages) 
  5. The Birds and Other Stories.  Daphne du Maurier   (1952; 208 pages) 
  6. Brief Lives.  Anita Brookner  (1990; 272 pages)  
  7. Dream When You're Feeling Blue.  Elizabeth Berg  (2007; 306 pages)
  8. The River King. Alice Hoffman  (2000; 344 pages)
  9. River Out of Eden.  Richard Dawkins  (1994; 172 pages) 
  10. Run River.  Joan Didion  (1963; 272 pages) 
  11. Sadie When She Died (87th Precinct #26).  Ed McBain  (1972; 160 pages) 
  12. So Long as You Both Shall Live (87th Precinct #31).  Ed McBain  (1976; 165 pages)
  13. Some Lie and Some Die (Inspector Wexford #8). Ruth Rendell (1973; 181 pages)
  14. Something New (Blandings Castle #1).  P.G. Wodehouse  (1915; 233 pages) 
  15. The Spectator Bird.  Wallace Stegner  (1976; 226 pages) 
  16. Trouble in the Town Hall (Dorothy Martin #2).  Jeanne M. Dams  (1996; 256 pages) 
  17. When the Music's Over (Inspector Bank #23).  Peter Robinson  (2016; 497 pages)
  18. When You Reach Me.  Rebecca Stead  (2009; 210 pages) 
  19. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.  Kate Wilhelm  (1976; 251 pages)
  20. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.  Haruki Murakami  (1994; 607 pages) 


POSSIBLE  CHOICES  FOR  MAY:
  1. At the Mountains of Madness. H.P Lovecraft (1936; 130 pages) 
  2. Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe #9). Rex Stout (1942; about 200 pages) [for key word "Flower"]
  3. The Blue Flower. Penelope Fitzgerald (1995; 226 pages) 
  4. Fire on the Mountain. Edward Abbey (1962; 192 pages) 
  5. Fire on the Mountain. Anita Desai (1977; 162 pages)  
  6. Flowers for His Funeral (Mitchell & Markby #7). Ann Granger (1994; 288 pages) 
  7. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tracy Chevalier  (1999; 240 pages)
  8. The Magic Mountain. Thomas Mann (1924; about 800 pages) 
  9. The Mountain: Stories. Paul Yoon (2017; 224 pages)  
  10. Never Go Back (Harry Barnett #3). Robert Goddard (2006; 402 pages) 
  11. Never Look Away. Linwood Barclay (2010; 425 pages) 
  12. Never Saw It Coming. Linwood Barclay (2010; 244 pages)
  13. The Pale Blue Eye. Louis Bayard (2006; 432 pages)
  14. The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie (1961; about 290 pages)
  15. Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Katherine Anne Porter (1939; 205 pages) 
  16. Pale View of the Hills. Kazuo Ishiguro (1982; 196 pages)
  17. Ready Player One. Ernest Cline (2011; 386 pages) 
  18. Ring Around the Sun. Clifford D. Simak (1952; 200 pages)  
  19. Time Travelers Never Die. Jack McDevitt (2009; 371 pages) 
  20. To Say Nothing of the Dog. Connie Willis  (1998; 493 pages) 
  21. We Never Talk About My Brother: Short Fiction. Peter S. Beagle  (2009; 219 pages) 


POSSIBLE  CHOICES  FOR  APRIL:
  1. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. Fannie Flagg (2013; 369 pages) 
  2. All Hallows' Eve. Charles Williams (1945; 273 pages)
  3. All Passion Spent. Vita Sackville-West (1931; 174 pages) 
  4. Alone of All Her Sex. Marina Warner (1976; 400 pages) 
  5. As She Climbed Across the Table. Jonathan Lethem (1997; 227 pages)
  6. Basket Case (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #1). Nancy Haddock (2015; 304 pages) 
  7. A Burnt-Out Case. Graham Greene (1960; 210 pages) 
  8. The Case of the Gilded Lily (Perry Mason #50). Erle Stanley Gardner (1956; 188 pages) 
  9. Clear Light of Day. Anita Desai (1980; 194 pages) 
  10. The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway #1). Elly Griffiths (2009; 320 pages)
  11. The Egyptian Cross Mystery (Ellery Queen #5). Ellery Queen (1932; 320 pages)
  12. Goodbye to All That. Robert Graves (1929; 288 pages) 
  13. The Hanging Valley (Inspector Banks #4). Peter Robinson (1989; 324 pages) 
  14. How It All Began. Penelope Lively (2011; 229 pages) 
  15. Lily's Ghosts. Laura Ruby (2003; 258 pages) 
  16. Out of Circulation (Miss Zukas #5). Jo Dereske (1997; 212 pages) 
  17. Out of the Deep. Walter de la Mare (2017; 288 pages)
  18. Out of the Past (Miss Silver #23). Patricia Wentworth (1953; 267 pages) 
  19. Put Out More Flags. Evelyn Waugh (1942; 286 pages) 
  20. Rain and Other South Sea Stories. W. Somerset Maugham (1921; 166 pages) 
  21. Service of All the Dead (Chief Inspector Morse #4). Colin Dexter (1979; 340 pages) 
  22. Stay Out of the Basement (Goosebumps #2). R.L. Stine (1992; 144 pages)
  23. Summer Crossing. Truman Capote (2005; 142 pages) 
  24. Time Out of Joint. Philip K. Dick (1959; 240 pages)  


POSSIBLE  CHOICES  FOR  MARCH: 
  1. Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery  (1908; 200+ pages) 
  2. The Children of Green Knowe. L.M. Boston (1954; 192 pages) 
  3. The Door Into Summer. Robert A. Heinlein  (1957; 200 pages) 
  4. Eating People Is Wrong. Malcolm Bradbury  (1959; 300 pages)
  5. Give the Boys A Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain (1960; 204 pages)
  6. A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1). Elizabeth George  (1988; 400+ pages) 
  7. Green for Danger (Inspector Cockrill #2). Christianna Brand  (1944; 256 pages) 
  8. The Greengage Summer. Rumer Godden (1958; 196 pages)
  9. Thrush Green. "Miss Read"  (1959; 240 pages) 
  10. Voyage Into Violence (Mr. & Mrs. North #21). Frances & Richard Lockridge (1956; 223 pages) 
  11. The Wrong Box. Robert Louis Stevenson  (1889) 
...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 Picture Book Challenge

Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
Dates: January - December 2018

Click HERE to see my Challenge Update posts.

Guidelines:
  • Goal: To have adults read more picture books. 
  • Minimum number of books = 6.

Choose an Option:
  • Option 1: Read six picture books of your choice.
  • Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author's work. 
  • Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below. (I'll probably be going with this option.)

Becky's Checklist:
_1. Title beginning with A
_2. Author beginning with A
_3. Title beginning with B
_4. Author beginning with B
_5. Title beginning with C
_6. Author beginning with C
_7. Title beginning with D
_8. Author beginning with D
_9. Title beginning with E
_10. Author beginning with E: Feathers for Lunch, by Lois Ehlert (1996; illus. by author)
_11. Title beginning with F
_12. Author beginning with F
_13. Title beginning with G
_14. Author beginning with G
_15. Title beginning with H
_16. Author beginning with H
_17. Title beginning with I
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J
_21. Title beginning with K
_22. Author beginning with K
_23. Title beginning with L
_24. Author beginning with L
_25. Title beginning with M
_26. Author beginning with M
_27. Title beginning with N
_28. Author beginning with N
_29. Title beginning with O
_30. Author beginning with O
_31. Title beginning with P
_32. Author beginning with P
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R: The Rabbit and the Shadow, by Mélanie Rutten (2013; illus. by author)
_35. Author beginning with R
_36. Title beginning with S
_37. Author beginning with S
_38. Title beginning with T
_39. Author beginning with T
_40. Title or Author beginning with U: Umbrella, by Taro Yashima (1958; illus. by author)
_41. Title or Author beginning with V or W
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
_43. Title beginning with Y
_44. Author beginning with Y
_45. Title or Author beginning with Z
_46. An alphabet book
_47. A counting book
_48. A color word in the title
_49. A number word in the title
_50. Concept book of your choice – picture book
_51. Concept book of your choice – board book
_52. bedtime book – board book
_53. bedtime book – picture book
_54. book that rhymes – picture book
_55. book that rhymes – early reader OR board book
_56. holiday of your choice – board book or early reader
_57. holiday of your choice – picture book
_58. wordless picture book
_59. new to you author
_60. new to you illustrator
_61. favorite author
_62. favorite illustrator
_63. free choice
_64. fairy or folk tale adaptation
_65. fairy or folk tale traditional
_66. a title with the word “first” in it
_67. a book set in the state you live
_68. a book set in a place you’d like to visit
_69. a book set in an imaginary place
_70. a book set in the past – fiction or nonfiction
_71. a book set in the present
_72. picture book for older readers – fiction
_73. picture book for older readers – nonfiction
_74. early reader – fiction
_75. early reader – nonfiction
_76. picture book with photographs
_77. one word title
_78. long title (four or more words)
_79. oversized book
_80. tiny book
_81. a book about playing (hide and seek, tag, or peekaboo, etc.)
_82. a book about school
_83. a book about hobbies (art, dance, music, crafts, sports)
_84. a title that is a question
_85. a title that is an exclamation
_86. an award winner or an honor book
_87. a collection (of poems OR stories)
_88. a book with animals (fiction)
_89. a book with animals (nonfiction)
_90. a book about books or reading
_91. a book celebrating family
_92. first book in a series
_93. any book in a series
_94. book with an adventure or misadventure
_95. a book about a pet
_96. A title with the word “yes” or “no” in it
_97. A title with the word “big” or “little” in it
_98. a classic published before 1968
_99. a book you think should be considered a classic
_100. Out of print
_101. Library book
_102. Impulse Pick
_ 103. Board book published in 2018
_ 104. Picture book published in 2018


Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Reading Challenge Announcements

As of January 1, 2018, this list is no longer being updated.
For a more recent version, see the list at A Little Reading.

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This is just a list of reading challenges announced (or in some cases, planned though not yet announced) for 2018, with links to blogs and sign-up pages.

Please NOTE: This list is NOT meant to be a complete list of ALL the reading challenges available for 2018. It's mainly just challenges that seem attractive to me. But I'm not necessarily recommending any of these — just keeping track.

Two more things. In general I'm not a fan of the "check list" type of reading challenge with a bunch of set categories — so I'll list a few, but maybe not every one of them. Also, I don't do a lot of social media hanging out, so if a challenge is being hosted primarily on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, you probably won't find it on this list.

For more comprehensive, up-to-date lists of 2018 Reading Challenges, you can check the A Novel Challenge website or the Reading Challenge Addict website.

Challenges in red are ones I've signed up for.
  1. 2018 All About the Trope Challenge | Host: The Herd Presents
  2. 2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge | Host: Escape with Dollycas
  3. 2018 A to Z Reading Challenge | Host: Megan and Crystal @ Ginger Mom
  4. Aussie Author Challenge 2018 | Host: Booklover Book Reviews
  5. Author Love Challenge 2018 | Host: Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life
  6. Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 | Host: Books and Chocolate
  7. Beat the Backlist 2018 | Host: Novel Knight
  8. Birth Year Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Hotchpot Cafe
  9. British Books Challenge 2018 | Host: Chelle @ Tales of Yesterday
  10. Charity Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  11. 2018 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge | Host: Host: Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!.
  12. 2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  13. 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge | Host: Andi's ABCs
  14. COYER Winter Switch | Hosts: Berls @ Fantasy Is More Fun; Michelle @ Because Reading; Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!.
  15. Craving For Cozies 2018 | Host: Escape With Dollycas
  16. Creativity Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!
  17. Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  18. 2018 Debut Author Reading Challenge | Host: Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
  19. Epistolary Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!
  20. 2018 European Reading Challenge | Host: Rose City Reader
  21. Family Tree Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
  22. 2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge | Host: Celebrity Readers
  23. Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge 2018 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  24. Foodies Read 2018 | Host: Heather @ Based On a True Story
  25. Full House Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Kathryn T @ The Book Date
  26. 2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge | Host: Passages to the Past
  27. Humor Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  28. Kitty Lit Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  29. Let's Read Indie 2018 Reading Challenge | Host: As Told By Tina
  30. LGBTQIA Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Moyas Buchgewimmel
  31. 2018 Literary Escapes Reading Challenge | Host: Escape With Dollycas
  32. Literary Loners Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!
  33. Literary Voyage Around the World Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Gathering Books.
  34. 2018 Memoir Reading Challenge | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  35. 2018 Middle Grade Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  36. Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  37. 2018 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge | Host: Kimberly Lynne @ girlxoxo.com
  38. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  39. 2018 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge | Host: Bookish Things & More
  40. 2018 Newbery Reading Challenge | Host: Julie @ Smiling Shelves
  41. 2018 New Release Reading Challenge | Host: Lexxie @(un)Conventional Book Views. 
  42. 2018 Nonfiction Reading Challenge | Host: Doing Dewey
  43. The Official 2018 TBR Pile Reading Challenge | Host: Roof Beam Reader
  44. Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Katie Fitzgerald @ Read-at-Home Mom.
  45. 2018 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge | Host: Everyday Gyaan
  46. 2018 Paranormal Reading Challenge | Host: Whole Latte Ideas
  47. 2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  48. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge | Host: Popsugar.com.
  49. The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  50. Reading Challenge Addicts 2018 | Host: Bev (of My Reader's Block) @ Reading Challenge Addict blog
  51. Reading Naturally Challenge 2018 | Host: Hotchpot Cafe
  52. 2018 Reading the Bible as Literature Event | Host: Roof Beam Reader
  53. 2018 Read It Again, Sam Reading Challenge | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  54. 2018 Read the Rainbow Reading Challenge | Host: Mia Sutton
  55. 2018 Reformation Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Operation Actually Read the Bible.
  56. 2018 Share-a-Tea Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  57. Strictly Print Reading Challenge | Host: Book Dragon's Lair
  58. 2018 Try Something New Challenge | Host: The Herd Presents
  59. Twelve Months of Books - A 2018 Reading Challenge | Host: Book Fifty
  60. 2018 Victorian Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  61. 2018 Victorian Reading Challenge | Host: Belle's Library
  62. Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2018: Just the Facts | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block.
  63. 2018 What An Animal Reading Challenge | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  64. What's In A Name 2018 | Host: Charlie @ The Worm Hole
  65. 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge | Host: Sam @ Taking On a World of Words
  66. While I Was Reading 2018 Reading Challenge | Host: Ramona Mead @ While I Was Reading
  67. Wild Wild West Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Nick Senger @ One Catholic Life
  68. 2018 Wish List Reading Challenge | Host: Elsa @ La Cercatrice di Storie
  69. 2018 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge | Host: Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
  70. 2018 YA Reading Challenge | Host: Whole Latte Ideas


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2018


Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2018
Host: Bev @ MY READER'S BLOCK

Guidelines
  • Sign-up anytime before November 1, 2018.
  • Choose a level of participation. Once you choose, you're locked in for at least that many books. You can increase your level; all books counted for lower levels carry over towards the new level.
  • Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2018. No library books.
  • Books can be counted for other challenges.
  • Reviews aren't required, and a blog isn't necessary.
  • Rereads may count (see challenge announcement page for details).
  • Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.
  • You may count any "currently reading" book that you begin prior to January 1– provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2017.
  • "Did Not Finish" books can be counted, under some circumstances (see challenge announcement page for details).
  • You can submit a list in advance, or add your books as you read them.
  • There will be quarterly check-ins.

Challenge Levels:
  1. Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
  2. Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
  3. Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
  4. Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
  5. Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
  6. El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
  7. Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
  8. Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

✸ I'm signing up at the first level (Pike's Peak), so I'll be trying for 12 books from my TBR pile.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the challenge announcement page HERE.
● See the review pages:
JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC.
● See the quarterly check-in pages:
  • Check Point #1 (March) [See my #1 Check-in post HERE.]
  • Check Point #2 (July)
  • Check Point #3 (October)
  • Check Point #4 (December) 

MY READING LIST (Books I've read, with links to reviews):
  1. Five Children and It. E. Nesbit (pub. 1902; read in March) 
  2. Just Kids. Patti Smith (pub. 2010; read in February) 
  3. A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5). Agatha Christie (pub. June 1950; read in January) 
  4. Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn #5). Ngaio Marsh (pub. 1937; read in January) 
  5. Time Out of Joint. Philip K. Dick (pub. 1959; read in April)
  6. The Quiet American. Graham Greene (pub. 1955; read in May) 
  7. Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels. Katherine Anne Porter (first pub. 1939; read in May)
  8. At the Mountains of Madness. H.P. Lovecraft (first pub. 1936; read in May)



Books I'd Like to Read in 2018 (many of these have been on the shelves for a LONG time):
  • Afternoon Men. Anthony Powell 
  • American Eve. Paula Uruburu 
  • The Art of Mending. Elizabeth Berg 
  • The Bell. Iris Murdoch 
  • The Bell Jar. Sylvia Plath 
  • The Berlin Stories. Christopher Isherwood 
  • The Black Prince. Iris Murdoch 
  • Black Sun. Geoffrey Wolff 
  • The Book of the Dead. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • Busman's Honeymoon. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • Cast, In Order of Disappearance (Charles Paris #1). Simon Brett 
  • The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt 
  • The Cottingley Secret. Hazel Gaynor 
  • Cutwork (Needlecraft Mysteries #7). Monica Ferris 
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick 
  • The Enchanted April. Elizabeth von Arnim 
  • The Europeans. Henry James 
  • Family Album. Penelope Lively 
  • The Fencing Master. Arturo Pérez-Reverte 
  • Five Red Herrings. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • Flaubert's Parrot. Julian Barnes 
  • Foundation. Isaac Asimov 
  • Framed in Lace (Needlecraft Mysteries #2). Monica Ferris 
  • The Ghost Writer. Philip Roth 
  • The Glass Room. Simon Mawer 
  • Hanging By a Thread (Needlecraft Mysteries #6). Monica Ferris
  • The Haunted Bookshop. Christopher Morley 
  • How It All Began. Penelope Lively 
  • How to Be Human. Paula Cocozza 
  • Identity. Milan Kundera 
  • Invitation to the Waltz. Rosamond Lehmann 
  • Istanbul Passage. Joseph Kanon 
  • Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte 
  • July and August. Nancy Clark 
  • Jumping the Queue. Mary Wesley 
  • Just Kids. Patti Smith 
  • The Lake House. Kate Morton 
  • Let the Devil Sleep (Dave Gurney #3). John Verdon 
  • Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon 
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Eric Hodgins 
  • Mrs. Malory and a Death in the Family. Hazel Holt
  • Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End. Hazel Holt
  • The Moonstone. Wilkie Collins 
  • Murder At the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1). Agatha Christie 
  • A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5). Agatha Christie 
  • Murder Must Advertise. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • My Sister's Bones. Nuala Ellwood 
  • The Mystery of Lewis Carroll. Jenny Woolf 
  • The Night She Died (Inspector Thanet #1). Dorothy Simpson 
  • The Nine Tailors. Dorothy L. Sayers  
  • Oracle Night. Paul Auster 
  • The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie 
  • Prater Violet. Christopher Isherwood 
  • Prophecy. S.J. Parris 
  • Providence. Anita Brookner 
  • Relic. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • The Road to Lichfield. Penelope Lively 
  • The Secret Keeper. Kate Morton 
  • Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising series, final book). Susan Cooper 
  • The Sisters: The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters. David Grafton
  • The Takeover. Muriel Spark
  • Time and Again. Clifford D. Simak 
  • Two Serious Ladies. Jane Bowles 
  • The Spoils of Poynton. Henry James 
  • The Unicorn. Iris Murdoch 
  • Unnatural Death. Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • When the Music's Over (DCI Banks #23). Peter Robinson
  • When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead 
  • A Wreath of Roses. Elizabeth Taylor 
  • The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion 
  • The Young Widower's Handbook. Tom McAllister 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2018 European Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Rose City Reader
Dates: January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Guidelines (quoted from the announcement page):
The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from). The books can be anything – novels, short stories, memoirs, travel guides, cookbooks, biography, poetry, or any other genre. You can participate at different levels, but each book must be by a different author and set in a different country – it's supposed to be a tour. 
  • Books should be read between January 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.  If you participated in the 2017 European Reading Challenge, you can only count books read in January 2017 for one year -- either the end of the 2017 challenge or the start of the 2018 challenge -- you don't get to count one book for both challenges. 
  • You do not have to commit to your choices now; and you can change your mind about books at any time. 
  • Overlap with other challenges is allowed -- and encouraged! 
  • Re-reads count. 
  • Audiobooks count. 
  • E-books count. 
  • Self-published books count. 
  • There will be a page for linking your reviews. Reviews are not necessary, unless you are going for the prize, in which case only books reviewed count.
  • If you do not have a blog, put your reviews or reports in a comment on the announcement post. 
  • There will be a page for posting links to wrap-up posts. 
Levels of participation:
  1. Five Star (Deluxe Entourage): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.
  2. Four Star (Honeymooner): Read four qualifying books.
  3. Three Star (Business Traveler): Read three qualifying books.
  4. Two Star (Adventurer): Read two qualifying books.
  5. One Star (Pensione Weekender): Read just one qualifying book.
List of Countries:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.

✹ I'm signing up for the Three Star ("Business Traveler") level.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the challenge announcement page HERE.
● See the review page HERE.
● See the page for challenge wrap-ups HERE.


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
1. United Kingdom: How to Be Human. Paula Cocozza
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2018




Host: Doing Dewey
Dates: January - December 2018

Guidelines:
  • Read nonfiction.
  • Set your own goals. Read as much as you want from any nonfiction genres.
  • Sign up by January 15th.
Set your own goals:
  • Read X nonfiction books
  • Read X% nonfiction
  • Read nonfiction in certain categories
  • Read X books from a list, such as buzzfeed’s important nonfiction you should be reading, the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, or something from a  Goodreads list.
⁕ I'm going with the first option here, and just reading as much nonfiction as I can. Hope to read at least four books that qualify.

See my original post about the challenge HERE.
See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.
For review linkup, see the Nonfiction Friday posts HERE.


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews/notes):
  1. Balthus: Cats and Girls. Sabine Rewald (2013; art/art history; 176 pages)
  2. Just Kids. Patti Smith (2010; memoir; 304 pages)




POSSIBILITIES (A) - Books I'd definitely like to read this year.
  • Blue Nights. Joan Didion (autobiography/memoir)
  • Books. Larry McMurtry (memoir)
  • Just Kids. Patti Smith (memoir)
  • The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws. Margaret Drabble (autobiography/memoir)
  • South and West: From a Notebook. Joan Didion (essays, notes)
  • The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion (autobiography/memoir)


POSSIBILITIES (B) - Other books I'm considering; many from my TBR stacks.
  • American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century. Paula Uruburu (history) 
  • A Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne Jones, Agnes Poynter, and Louisa Baldwin. Judith Flanders (history)
  • Clover: The Tragic Love Story of Clover and Henry Adams and Their Brilliant Life in America's Gilded Age. Otto Friedrich (biography) 
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. Ann Fadiman (essays)
  • A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. Nicholas A. Basbanes (cultural history)
  • The Hemingses of Monticello. Annette Gordon-Reed (history)
  • Here at The New Yorker. Brendan Gill (literary history) 
  • A History of Reading. Alberto Manguel (history) 
  • In Cold Blood. Truman Capote (true crime) 
  • The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. Fiona MacCarthy (biography, art history)
  • The Life of Emily Dickinson. Richard B. Sewall (biography)
  • Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. A. Scott Berg (literary history)
  • The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created "Alice in Wonderland". Jenny Woolf (biography)
  • The Sisters: Babe Mortimer Paley, Betsy Roosevelt Whitney, Minnie Astor Fosburgh: The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters. David Grafton (biography, history)
  • The Writing Life. Annie Dillard (autobiography/memoir)

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2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge



Host: Amy @ Passages to the Past
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2018

Guidelines:
  • Choose your level.
  • Read any sub-genre of historical fiction (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, etc.)
  • You don't need a blog to participate.
  • There will be a monthly link for reviews.

Levels:
  1. 20th Century Reader - 2 books
  2. Victorian Reader - 5 books
  3. Renaissance Reader - 10 books
  4. Medieval - 15 books
  5. Ancient History - 25 books
  6. Prehistoric - 50+ books

My goal: "Victorian Reader" (5 books).

● See my original post about the challenge HERE
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up post HERE.
● See the pages for linking reviews: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December .


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
1. Holmes Entangled. Gordon McAlpine (2018; set in early 20th Century)
2. The Cottingley Secret. Hazel Gaynor (2017; set in early 20th Century)
3. Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels. Katherine Anne Porter (1939; pre-WWI setting)
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POSSIBILITIES (some books I'd like to knock off my TBR pile):
  • Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood 
  • The Alienist. Caleb Carr 
  • The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt 
  • The Conjurer's Bird. Martin Davies 
  • The Cottingley Secret. Hazel Gaynor 
  • The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga #1). Mary Stewart 
  • The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje 
  • Flora. Gail Godwin 
  • The Fountain Overflows. Rebecca West 
  • A Gentleman in Moscow. Amor Towles 
  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Susan Vreeland 
  • The Glass Room. Simon Mawer 
  • The House of the Spirits. Isabel Allende 
  • I Am Madam X. Gioia Diliberto 
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. Dominic Smith
  • Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon 
  • Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper. Harriet Scott Chessman 
  • A Mercy. Toni Morrison 
  • The Mists of Avalon. Marion Zimmer Bradley 
  • Number the Stars. Lois Lowry 
  • Remarkable Creatures. Tracy Chevalier 
  • Rules of Civility. Amor Towles 
  • The Secret Keeper. Kate Morton 
  • The Summer Before the War. Helen Simonson 
  • The Virgin in the Garden. A.S. Byatt 
  • When We Were Orphans. Kazuo Ishiguro 
  • Wide Sargasso Sea. Jean Rhys 
  • The Women in the Castle. Jessica Shattuck 
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

2018 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge


Hosted by: Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Barb @ Booker T's Farm
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2018

Rules and Guidelines:
  • Any book from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres qualifies. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of those genres.
  • A blog isn't necessary to participate, but you do need a place to post your reviews to link up. (A blog, Goodreads, booklikes, etc.)
  • Sign-up until April 15, 2018. Post your goal for the challenge and link it back to the sign-up page.
  • Books should be novellas or novels (no short stories), and should be over 100 pages. 
  • Books can crossover with other challenges.
  • There will be a monthly link up to check your progress and show everyone your reviews. At the halfway mark and at the end there will be a giveaway for those participating.
  • If you tweet about your progress or reviews, use the hashtag #CloakDaggerChal so others can find it.

Levels:
  1. Amateur sleuth  (5-15 books)
  2. Detective  (16-25 books)
  3. Inspector  (26-35 books)
  4. Special agent  (36-55 books)
  5. Sherlock Holmes  (56+ books)

I'm signing up at the "Amateur Sleuth" level, and will try for 15 books.

See my original post about the challenge HERE.
See the challenge announcement/signup page HERE.
See the review linkups: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC.


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
1. Intruder in the Dark (Chief Inspector Littlejohn #43). George Bellairs (1966; police procedural)
2. A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5). Agatha Christie (1950; mystery)
3. Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn #5). Ngaio Marsh (1937; police procedural)
4. My Sister's Bones. Nuala Ellwood (2017; psychological thriller)
5. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders (Miss Zukas #1). Jo Dereske (1994; cozy mystery, amateur sleuth)
6. Coffin, Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Mysteries #1). Colin Watson (1958; police procedural)
7. Holmes Entangled. Gordon McAlpine (2018; mystery; historical mystery)
8. Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain (1960; police procedural)
9. Murder in the Meadow (DI Hillary Greene #7). Faith Martin (2008; police procedural; originally published as Beside a Narrow Stream)
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14.
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POSSIBILITIES (books I'd like to knock off my TBR pile):
  • The Book of the Dead  (Pendergast #7). Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  • The Bookwoman's Last Fling  (Cliff Janeway #5). John Dunning 
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities  (Pendergast #3). Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • The Case of the Gilded Fly  (Gervase Fen #1). Edmund Crispin 
  • Cast, in Order of Disappearance  (Charles Paris #1). Simon Brett 
  • Cutwork  (Needlecraft Mysteries #7). Monica Ferris 
  • Death at the President's Lodging  (Sir John Appleby #1). Michael Innes 
  • Death in Disguise  (Inspector Barnaby #3). Caroline Graham 
  • Death is a Word  (Sheila Malory #21). Hazel Holt 
  • Death of a Hollow Man  (Inspector Barnaby #2). Caroline Graham 
  • Dumb Witness  (Hercule Poirot #16). Agatha Christie 
  • Faithful Unto Death  (Inspector Barnaby #5). Caroline Graham 
  • Final Curtain  (Roderick Alleyn #14). Ngaio Marsh 
  • Five Red Herrings  (Lord Peter Wimsey #7). Dorothy L. Sayers 
  • Framed in Lace  (Needlecraft Mysteries #2). Monica Ferris 
  • Gallows View  (Inspector Alan Banks #1). Peter Robinson 
  • Hanging By a Thread  (Needlecraft Mysteries #6). Monica Ferris 
  • In the Best Families  (Nero Wolfe #13). Rex Stout
  • Last Bus to Woodstock  (Inspector Morris #1). Colin Dexter
  • Last Seen Wearing  (Inspector Morris #2). Colin Dexter 
  • The League of Frightened Men  (Nero Wolfe #2). Rex Stout 
  • Let the Devil Sleep  (Dave Gurney #3). John Verdon 
  • The Little Sister  (Philip Marlow #5). Raymond Chandler 
  • Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon 
  • The Man in the Queue  (Inspector Alan Grant #1). Josephine Tey 
  • The Man Who Died Laughing  (Stewart Hoag #1). David Handler 
  • Miss Zukas and the Library Murders  (Miss Zukas #1). Jo Dereske 
  • The Moving Finger  (Miss Marple #4). Agatha Christie 
  • Mrs. Malory and a Death in the Family  (Sheila Malory #17). Hazel Holt 
  • Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End  (Sheila Malory #20). Hazel Holt 
  • Murder Must Advertise  (Lord Peter Wimsey #10). Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The Murder on the Links  (Hercule Poirot #2). Agatha Christie
  • Murder, She Meowed  (Mrs. Murphy #5). Rita Mae Brown 
  • Murder with Mirrors  (Miss Marple #8). Agatha Christie 
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train  (Hercule Poirot #6). Agatha Christie
  • Nemesis  (Miss Marple #12). Agatha Christie 
  • The Night She Died  (Inspector Thanet #1). Dorothy Simpson 
  • Origin  (Robert Langdon #5). Dan Brown 
  • Pay Dirt  (Mrs. Murphy #4). Rita Mae Brown 
  • Reliquary  (Pendergast #2). Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • Say It with Poison  (Mitchell & Markby #1). Ann Granger 
  • The Second Confession  (Nero Wolfe #12). Rex Stout 
  • The Sign of the Book  (Cliff Janeway #4). John Dunning 
  • The Singing Sands  (Inspector Alan Grant #6). Josephine Tey 
  • Still Life  (Chief Inspector Gamache #1). Louise Penny 
  • Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd  (Flavia de Luce #8). Alan Bradley
  • Too Many Clients  (Nero Wolfe #23). Rex Stout 
  • The Wheel of Darkness  (Pendergast #8). Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 
  • When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead 
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Family Tree Reading Challenge


Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
Dates: January - December 2018

Goal: "To read a book from the birth year of your selected family members. You do not have to mention them by name, unless you want. But do please list the years you'll be reading. You may include yourself in your 'family tree.' "

Number of books: three (or more) books (and three family members).

• See my original post about the challenge HERE.
• See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.

I'll be trying for at least one book from each of the following years: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1960.

MY READING LIST (books read, with links to reviews/discussions):
  1. A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple #5). Agatha Christie (pub. June 1950)
  2. Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain (pub. 1960) 



POSSIBLITIES:

Published 1949:
  • The Case of the Cautious Coquette (Perry Mason #34). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Catherine Wheel (Miss Silver #15). Patricia Wentworth
  • The Little Sister (Philip Marlow #5). Raymond Chandler
  • Love in a Cold Climate. Nancy Mitford
  • The Mating Season (Jeeves #9). P.G. Wodehouse
  • Miss Silver Comes to Stay (Miss Silver #16). Patricia Wentworth
  • The Moving Target (Lew Archer #1). Ross Macdonald
  • The Second Confession (Nero Wolfe #15). Rex Stout
  • The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Hardy Boys #28). Franklin W. Dixon 
  • A Tree of Night and Other Stories. Truman Capote 
  • Trouble in Triplicate (Nero Wolfe #14). Rex Stout 

Published 1950:
  • The Case of the Negligent Nymph (Perry Mason #35). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (Perry Mason #36). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Double, Double. Ellery Queen
  • The Drowning Pool (Lew Archer #2). Ross Macdonald
  • Henry Huggins (Henry Huggins #1). Beverly Cleary
  • In the Best Families (Nero Wolfe #17). Rex Stout
  • The Secret of the Wooden Lady (Nancy Drew #27). Carolyn Keene
  • Strangers on a Train. Patricia Highsmith
  • Three Doors to Death (Nero Wolfe #16). Rex Stout
  • Time and Again. Clifford D. Simak
  • To Love and Be Wise (Inspector Alan Grant #4). Josephine Tey  

Published 1952:
  • The Birds and Other Stories. Daphne du Maurier
  • The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (Perry Mason #39). Erle Stanley Gardner
  • The Groves of Academe. Mary McCarthy
  • Hemlock and After. Angus Wilson
  • The Ivory Grin (Lew Archer #4). Ross Macdonald 
  • The Mystery at the Ski Jump (Nancy Drew #29). Carolyn Keene 
  • Prisoner's Base (Nero Wolfe #21). Rex Stout
  • Ring Around the Sun. Clifford D. Simak
  • The Sailor from Gibraltar. Marguerite Duras
  • The Singing Sands (Inspector Alan Grant #6). Josephine Tey
  • They Do It with Mirrors (Miss Marple #6). Agatha Christie

Published 1960:
  • The Cricket in Times Square. George Selden
  • Don't Tell Alfred. Nancy Mitford
  • A Fine and Private Place. Peter S. Beagle
  • Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct #11). Ed McBain
  • The Heckler (87th Precinct #12). Ed McBain
  • Hons and Rebels. Jessica Mitford
  • How Right You Are, Jeeves (Jeeves #12). P.G. Wodehouse
  • Pleasant Dreams: Nightmares. Robert Bloch
  • Rabbit, Run. John Updike
  • Take a Girl Like You. Kingsley Amis
  • Too Many Clients (Nero Wolfe #34). Rex Stout  
  • Venice. Jan/James Morris 
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Henry Farrell



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII


Dates: September 1 through October 31, 2017
Hosted by: Estella's Revenge 

Guidelines:

✸ There are several different levels of participation:
  • Peril the First: Read four books of any length, from any of the challenge categories.
  • Peril the Second: Read two books of any length, from any category.
  • Peril the Third: Read one book of any length, from any category.
  • Peril of the Short Story: An extra option, for those who want to read shorter works.
  • Peril on the Screen: Another extra option, for those who like to watch scary or suspenseful fare on the large or small screen.
  • Peril of the Group Read: This year the group will be reading Slade House by David Mitchell.
✸ Choose books from the following categories:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Supernatural

✷ I'm signing up at the Peril the First level (four books), and I'll be combining that with Peril on the Screen and possibly Peril of the Short Story.

See my original post about the challenge HERE.
See the challenge announcement page HERE.
See the review site HERE.

MY BOOK LIST (books read, with links to any reviews/notes):
  1. An Echo of Murder (William Monk #23). Anne Perry / category: Mystery (detective fiction)
  2. See What I Have Done. Sarah Schmidt / category: Mystery (historical mystery fiction)
  3. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #3). Agatha Christie / category: Mystery (mystery fiction - amateur detective) 
  4. The Graveyard Apartment. Mariko Koike; trans. by Deborah Boliver Boehm / category: Horror (haunted house)

MY SCREEN PERIL LIST, Part 1 (Movies):
  1. Nosferatu (1922; directed by F.W. Murnau)
  2. The Mummy (1932; the original with Karloff - I rewatch this one every year)
  3. The Wolf Man (1942; another rewatch of a favorite show) 
  4. The Relic (1997); directed by Peter Hyams, based on the thriller by Preston & Child)
  5. Return of the Fly (1959; also one I think I'd seen before, but I really had no memory of it)
  6. What Lies Beneath (2000; another favorite that I haven't seen in quite a while)



MY SCREEN PERIL LIST, Part 2 (TV Shows):
  1. Garage Sale Mysteries: The Art of Murder (2016)
  2. Garage Sale Mysteries: Murder by Text (2017) 



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Perilous Reading Possibilities:
  • Beyond the Ice Limit. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Blue Labyrinth. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • The Book of Lost Things. John Connolly
  • The Colony. F.G. Cottam 
  • Doll Bones. Holly Black; illus. by Eliza Wheeler
  • The Girl on the Train. Paula Hawkins
  • The Haunted Hotel. Wilkie Collins 
  • Lovecraft Unbound. Ellen Datlow, ed.
  • The Midnight Side. Natasha Mostert
  • My Sister's Bones. Nuala Ellwood 
  • A Shadow on the Wall. Jonathan Aycliffe
  • Shadow Ritual. Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne
  • A Song of Shadows. John Connolly 
  • Strangers on a Train. Patricia Highsmith 
  • This House Is Haunted. John Boyne
  • When the Music's Over. Peter Robinson 

Screen Peril Possibilities:
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016 film)
  • Dream House (2011 film) 
  • The Gift (2015 film)
  • The Haunting (1963 film; I watch this every year) 
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994 film)
  • I Confess (1953 film; Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013 film) 
  • The Invisible Ray (1936 film) 
  • The Maze (1953 film)
  • Murder! (1930 film; Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Perception (TV series, 2012-15) 
  • Person of Interest (TV series, 2011-2016)
  • The Uninvited (1944 film; another one I watch every time RIP comes around) 
  • The Watcher in the Woods (1980 film)



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Reading Challenge Addict: Keeping Track of My Challenges


Yes, I am a reading challenge addict. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that, but it's a reality and I have to face it. I always start out saying "only one or two this year," and inevitably end up signed up for a dozen or more (16 so far this year). So, I figure I might as well join the group and declare myself. Also hoping this will help me keep myself organized in 2017. (See my original blog post about the challenge HERE.)

My 2017 Reading Challenges:

Reading Goal: 2 books each in 17 categories
Books Read:  


Reading Goal: 50 books


Reading Goal: 50 books


Reading Goal: 12 books


Reading Goal: 2-6 books


Reading Goal: 10 books


Reading Goal: 4 books


Reading Goal: 5 books


Reading Goal: 12 books


Reading Goal: 15-20 books


Reading Goal: No set number of books


Reading Goal: 20 books 


Reading Goal: at least 6 books


Reading Goal: Peril the First (4 books)


Reading Goal: 1-5 books


Reading Goal: at least 6 books


Reading Goal: 6 books

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