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2017 Reading Self-Challenge

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8/20

Finished reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King and George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Starting to get back on track. Hopefully I can keep up this pace.  

My sub goals are:

1- read from the books I currently own first, then any new ones I buy (unless Winds of Winter comes out)

- 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Ice Dragon', 'The Exorcist', 'First They Killed My Father', 'Rogues', 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', 'George's Marvellous Medicine', 

2- I want to read 10 books written by women

1/10 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung

3- I want to read 5 non fiction books (finish the ones I'm reading first)

1/5 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 

4- I want to read 5 anthologies and short story collections

2/5 - 'Rogues', by GRRM and Gardner Dozois, 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', by Stephen King 

5- I want to read at least 5 Children's books (not Picture Story books)

2/5 - 'The Ice Dragon' by GRRM, 'George's Marvellous Medicine', by Roald Dahl

6- I want to read at least 10 novels from any genre

3/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist

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9/20

Finished reading Reading Magic by Mem Fox

This one wasn't on my book list, i was given it.

My sub goals are:

1- read from the books I currently own first, then any new ones I buy (unless Winds of Winter comes out)

- 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Ice Dragon', 'The Exorcist', 'First They Killed My Father', 'Rogues', 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', 'George's Marvellous Medicine', 

2- I want to read 10 books written by women

2/10 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox

3- I want to read 5 non fiction books (finish the ones I'm reading first)

2/5 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox 

4- I want to read 5 anthologies and short story collections

2/5 - 'Rogues', by GRRM and Gardner Dozois, 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', by Stephen King 

5- I want to read at least 5 Children's books (not Picture Story books)

2/5 - 'The Ice Dragon' by GRRM, 'George's Marvellous Medicine', by Roald Dahl

6- I want to read at least 10 novels from any genre

3/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist

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Reads for 2017, May in bold:

1) The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker.
2) The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence.
3) The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence.
4) American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
5) Methuselah's Children by Robert A. Heinlein.
6) The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker.
7) Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein.
8) A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates.
9) The Green Mile by Stephen King.
10) The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker.
11) Push by Sapphire.
12) Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin.
13) Rose Madder by Stephen King.
14) Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.
15) The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.
16) Lisey's Story by Stephen King.
17) The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.
18) Horns by Joe Hill.
19) Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
20) Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison.
21) Desperation by Stephen King.
22) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
23) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.
24) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
25) The Hateful Eight (Screenplay) by Quentin Tarantino.
26) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
27) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
28) The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.
29) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
30) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
31) Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.

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My 2017 40 Book Challenge (May Update)

  1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  2. The Acts of the Apostles by Ellen G. White
  3. Centuries of Changes by Ian Mortimer
  4. Dangerous Women 1 edited George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  5. The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White
  6. In Search of the Golden Rainbow by Charles Armistead
  7. Lighter of Gospel Fires by Ella M. Robinson
  8. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2 by Edward Gibbon
  9. A Bold One for God by Charles G. Edwards
  10. Scars of Independence by Holger Hoock
  11. Blood Stain (Volume Two) by Linda Sejic
  12. Herald of the Midnight Cry by Paul A. Gordon
  13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  14. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
  15. Home to Our Valleys! by Walter Utt
  16. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea by Thomas Cahill (reread)
  17. Prairie Boy by Harry Baerg
  18. Blood Brothers by Philip Samaan
  19. The Millennium Bug by Jon Paulien (reread)
  20. The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson
  21. National Sunday Law by A. Jan Marcussen
  22. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 3 by Edward Gibbon
  23. The New World Order by Russell Burrill
  24. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  25. Sabbath Roots by Charles E. Bradford (reread)
  26. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  27. The Antichrist and the New World Order by Marvin Moore

This past month I read just four books, which after my huge months of March (10) and April (7) is actually back to my norm. Anyway to the statistics: 27/40 overall and 24/30 first time reads.

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1) The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) from Brent Weeks 3/5
2) The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer #2) from Brent Weeks 3/5
3) The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) from Brent Weeks 2/5
4) The Last Wish (The Witcher #1) from Andrszej Sapkowski 3/5
5) Sword of Destiny (The Witcher #2) from Andrszej Sapkowski 3/5
6) Blood of Elves (The Witcher #3) from Andrszej Sapkowski 3/5
7) The White-Luck Warrior (Second Apocalypse #5) from R. Scott Bakker 3/5
8) Time of Contempt (The Witcher #4) from Andrszej Sapkowski 4/5
9) Baptism of Fire (The Witcher #5) from Andrszej Sapkowski 3/5
10) The Tower of Swallows (The Witcher #6) from Andrszej Sapkowski 2/5
11) Lady of the Lake (The Witcher #7) from Andrszej Sapkowski 3/5
12) Thrawn from Timothy Zahn 3/5
13) The Great Ordeal (Second Apocalypse #6) from R. Scott Bakker 2/5
14) Assassin's Fate (Realm of the Elderlings #16) from Robin Hobb 4/5

14/26 so far, I think that I need to increase the challenge to 36.

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10/20

Yay! Halfway there!

I actually think I have a shot at completing my challenge this year....Maybe not all my sub goals but the overall challenge.

Finished reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

My sub goals are:

1- read from the books I currently own first, then any new ones I buy (unless Winds of Winter comes out)

- 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Ice Dragon', 'The Exorcist', 'First They Killed My Father', 'Rogues', 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', 'George's Marvellous Medicine', 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw',

2- I want to read 10 books written by women

2/10 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox

3- I want to read 5 non fiction books (finish the ones I'm reading first)

2/5 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox 

4- I want to read 5 anthologies and short story collections

2/5 - 'Rogues', by GRRM and Gardner Dozois, 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', by Stephen King 

5- I want to read at least 5 Children's books (not Picture Story books)

3/5 - 'The Ice Dragon' by GRRM, 'George's Marvellous Medicine', by Roald Dahl, 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw', by Jeff Kinney

6- I want to read at least 10 novels from any genre

3/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist

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Just passed the half-way mark myself.  My pace is likely to slow further over the next couple of months though, so I'm not sure if I'll make my target or not. 

31) The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde)

32) Europe In Autumn (Dave Hutchinson)

33) A Tyranny Of Queens (Foz Meaddows)

34) Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)

35) Complete Short Stories Volume 1 (J. G. Ballard)

36) Neptune's Brood (Charlie Stross)

37) Lyonesse / Suldrun's Garden (Jack Vance)

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My 2017 40 Book Challenge (June Update)

  1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  2. The Acts of the Apostles by Ellen G. White
  3. Centuries of Changes by Ian Mortimer
  4. Dangerous Women 1 edited George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  5. The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White
  6. In Search of the Golden Rainbow by Charles Armistead
  7. Lighter of Gospel Fires by Ella M. Robinson
  8. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2 by Edward Gibbon
  9. A Bold One for God by Charles G. Edwards
  10. Scars of Independence by Holger Hoock
  11. Blood Stain (Volume Two) by Linda Sejic
  12. Herald of the Midnight Cry by Paul A. Gordon
  13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  14. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
  15. Home to Our Valleys! by Walter Utt
  16. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea by Thomas Cahill (reread)
  17. Prairie Boy by Harry Baerg
  18. Blood Brothers by Philip Samaan
  19. The Millennium Bug by Jon Paulien (reread)
  20. The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson
  21. National Sunday Law by A. Jan Marcussen
  22. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 3 by Edward Gibbon
  23. The New World Order by Russell Burrill
  24. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  25. Sabbath Roots by Charles E. Bradford (reread)
  26. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  27. The Antichrist and the New World Order by Marvin Moore
  28. Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin
  29. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
  30. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
  31. Tell It to the World by Mervyn Maxwell
  32. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

This past month I completed five books putting my total for the year overall at 32/40 overall and 29/30 first time reads.

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Reads for 2017, June in bold:

1) The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker.
2) The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence.
3) The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence.
4) American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
5) Methuselah's Children by Robert A. Heinlein.
6) The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker.
7) Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein.
8) A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates.
9) The Green Mile by Stephen King.
10) The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker.
11) Push by Sapphire.
12) Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin.
13) Rose Madder by Stephen King.
14) Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.
15) The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.
16) Lisey's Story by Stephen King.
17) The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.
18) Horns by Joe Hill.
19) Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
20) Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison.
21) Desperation by Stephen King.
22) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
23) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.
24) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
25) The Hateful Eight (Screenplay) by Quentin Tarantino.
26) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
27) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
28) The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.
29) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
30) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
31) Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.
32) Gerald's Game by Stephen King.
33) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
34) Slade House by David Mitchell.
35) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.

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11/20

Finished reading Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

My sub goals are:

1- read from the books I currently own first, then any new ones I buy (unless Winds of Winter comes out)

- 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Ice Dragon', 'The Exorcist', 'First They Killed My Father', 'Rogues', 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', 'George's Marvellous Medicine', 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw', 'Mostly Harmless', 

2- I want to read 10 books written by women

2/10 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox

3- I want to read 5 non fiction books (finish the ones I'm reading first)

2/5 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox 

4- I want to read 5 anthologies and short story collections

2/5 - 'Rogues', by GRRM and Gardner Dozois, 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', by Stephen King 

5- I want to read at least 5 Children's books (not Picture Story books)

3/5 - 'The Ice Dragon' by GRRM, 'George's Marvellous Medicine', by Roald Dahl, 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw', by Jeff Kinney

6- I want to read at least 10 novels from any genre

4/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist', 'Mostly Harmless'

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Two thirds of the way to my target now.  Since my last update:

38) Death's End (Cixin Lie; translated by Ken Liu)

39) City Of Stairs (Robert Jackson Bennett)

40) The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet (Becky Chambers)

41) A Closed And Common Orbit (Becky Chambers)

42) Full Fathom Five (Max Gladstone)

43) Four Roads Cross (Max Gladstone)

44) On A Red Station, Drifting (Aliette de Bodard)

45) The Delirium Brief (Charlie Stross)

46) Public Library and Other Stories (Ali Smith)

47) The Court Of Broken Knives (Anna Smith Spark)

48) Golden Hill (Francis Spufford)

Will post thoughts on the more recent of these in the July reading thread.

For my subgoals, I've read 38 different authors (aiming for 52), 22 authors I've never read anything by before (beating my target of 20) and I've read 4 short story collections (aiming for 6).

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My 2017 40 Book Challenge (June Update)

  1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  2. The Acts of the Apostles by Ellen G. White
  3. Centuries of Changes by Ian Mortimer
  4. Dangerous Women 1 edited George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  5. The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White
  6. In Search of the Golden Rainbow by Charles Armistead
  7. Lighter of Gospel Fires by Ella M. Robinson
  8. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2 by Edward Gibbon
  9. A Bold One for God by Charles G. Edwards
  10. Scars of Independence by Holger Hoock
  11. Blood Stain (Volume Two) by Linda Sejic
  12. Herald of the Midnight Cry by Paul A. Gordon
  13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  14. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
  15. Home to Our Valleys! by Walter Utt
  16. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea by Thomas Cahill (reread)
  17. Prairie Boy by Harry Baerg
  18. Blood Brothers by Philip Samaan
  19. The Millennium Bug by Jon Paulien (reread)
  20. The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson
  21. National Sunday Law by A. Jan Marcussen
  22. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 3 by Edward Gibbon
  23. The New World Order by Russell Burrill
  24. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  25. Sabbath Roots by Charles E. Bradford (reread)
  26. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  27. The Antichrist and the New World Order by Marvin Moore
  28. Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin
  29. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
  30. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
  31. Tell It to the World by Mervyn Maxwell
  32. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  33. Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill (reread)
  34. Heretics and Heroes by Thomas Cahill

This past month I completed just two books (thanks complete Edgar Allan Poe) putting my total for the year overall at 34/40 overall and 30/30 first time reads, thus achieving one of my 2017 goals.

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Another slow one this month:

1) The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker.
2) The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence.
3) The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence.
4) American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
5) Methuselah's Children by Robert A. Heinlein.
6) The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker.
7) Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein.
8) A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates.
9) The Green Mile by Stephen King.
10) The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker.
11) Push by Sapphire.
12) Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin.
13) Rose Madder by Stephen King.
14) Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.
15) The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.
16) Lisey's Story by Stephen King.
17) The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.
18) Horns by Joe Hill.
19) Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
20) Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison.
21) Desperation by Stephen King.
22) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
23) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.
24) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
25) The Hateful Eight (Screenplay) by Quentin Tarantino.
26) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
27) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
28) The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.
29) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
30) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
31) Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.
32) Gerald's Game by Stephen King.
33) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
34) Slade House by David Mitchell.
35) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
36) Shogun by James Clavell.
37) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling.
38) My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem.
39) Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling.

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Being busy at work, planning a wedding, getting married and going on a honeymoon really cramped my postings, but not my reading thankfully!

I have read 50 books to date according to my Goodreads account.

   
   
Forsworn Brian McClellan
The Dakota Cipher William Dietrich
The Heart of What Was Lost Tad Williams
Naamah's Kiss Jacqueline Carey
Naamah's Curse Jacqueline Carey
Naamah's Blessing Jacqueline Carey
Barren Lands Kevin Krajick
A Passage of Stars Kate Elliott
Babylon's Ashes James S.A. Corey
Mexico James Michener
Prince of the Blood Raymond Feist
The King's Buccaneer Raymond Feist
Mira's Last Dance Lois McMaster Bujold
The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World Adrienne Mayor
Anne's House of Dreams Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Barbary Pirates William Dietrich
Steelheart Brandon Sanderson
Mitosis Brandon Sanderson
Firefight Brandon Sanderson
Revolution's Shore Kate Elliott
The Price of Ransom Kate Elliott
The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way Bill Bryson
Written in My Own Heart's Blood Diana Gabaldon
Warrior Zoe Archer
Scoundrel Zoe Archer
Rebel Zoe Archer
Stranger Zoe Archer
Calamity Brandon Sanderson
Gods of Risk James S.A. Corey
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Steve Olson
Beguilement Lois McMaster Bujold
My Name is Red Orhan Pamuk
The Book of Deacon Joseph Lallo
Legacy Lois McMaster Bujold
A Time for Grief Adrian Tchaikovsky
Passage Lois McMaster Bujold
Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
The Queen's Vow C.W. Gortner
Horizon Lois McMaster Bujold
Scottish Gaelic Glenn Dixon
Unbound Shawn Speakman
The Vital Abyss James S.A. Corey
The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids Michael McClung
The Thief Who Spat in Luck's Good Eye Michael McClung
The Thief Who Knocked on Sorrow's Gate Michael McClung
The Thief Who Wasn't There Michael McClung
City of Fortune Roger Crowley
Traitor's Blade Sebastien de Castell
Knight's Shadow Sebastien de Castell
Saint's Blood Sebastien de Castell
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
     
     
     
   
     
     
     

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My 2017 40 Book Challenge (August Update)

  1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  2. The Acts of the Apostles by Ellen G. White
  3. Centuries of Changes by Ian Mortimer
  4. Dangerous Women 1 edited George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  5. The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White
  6. In Search of the Golden Rainbow by Charles Armistead
  7. Lighter of Gospel Fires by Ella M. Robinson
  8. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2 by Edward Gibbon
  9. A Bold One for God by Charles G. Edwards
  10. Scars of Independence by Holger Hoock
  11. Blood Stain (Volume Two) by Linda Sejic
  12. Herald of the Midnight Cry by Paul A. Gordon
  13. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  14. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
  15. Home to Our Valleys! by Walter Utt
  16. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea by Thomas Cahill (reread)
  17. Prairie Boy by Harry Baerg
  18. Blood Brothers by Philip Samaan
  19. The Millennium Bug by Jon Paulien (reread)
  20. The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson
  21. National Sunday Law by A. Jan Marcussen
  22. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 3 by Edward Gibbon
  23. The New World Order by Russell Burrill
  24. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  25. Sabbath Roots by Charles E. Bradford (reread)
  26. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  27. The Antichrist and the New World Order by Marvin Moore
  28. Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin
  29. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
  30. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
  31. Tell It to the World by Mervyn Maxwell
  32. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  33. Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill (reread)
  34. Heretics and Heroes by Thomas Cahill
  35. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
  36. Spy Schools by Daniel Golden
  37. Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
  38. The 12th Planet by Zecharia Sitchin (reread)

This past month I completed four books putting my total for the year overall at 38/40 overall and 33/30 first time reads.  This weekend I'll be officially completely my personal year challenge when I finish my primary book and my home read.  It'll be the earliest that I've ever officially completed a challenge.

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1) The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker.
2) The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence.
3) The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence.
4) American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
5) Methuselah's Children by Robert A. Heinlein.
6) The White-Luck Warrior by R. Scott Bakker.
7) Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein.
8) A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates.
9) The Green Mile by Stephen King.
10) The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker.
11) Push by Sapphire.
12) Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin.
13) Rose Madder by Stephen King.
14) Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.
15) The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.
16) Lisey's Story by Stephen King.
17) The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.
18) Horns by Joe Hill.
19) Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
20) Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison.
21) Desperation by Stephen King.
22) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
23) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.
24) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
25) The Hateful Eight (Screenplay) by Quentin Tarantino.
26) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
27) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
28) The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.
29) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
30) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
31) Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.
32) Gerald's Game by Stephen King.
33) Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
34) Slade House by David Mitchell.
35) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
36) Shogun by James Clavell.
37) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling.
38) My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem.
39) Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling.
40) Tai-Pan by James Clavell.
41) If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo.
42) Dune by Frank Herbert.

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On 23 April 2017 at 3:41 PM, Castellan said:
2017 goals
 
I think I made some silly goal last year and never looked at it again. This will probably turn out to be the same, but I have more time this year to try.
 
Read 50 books total - I think I will easily achieve this, especially if I backdate to January by checking my Kindle purchases. The thing is, for the last few years I have been reading rubbish, pretty exclusively. So, my subgoals are more important to me than the total. I tried to keep my goals conservative so I wouldn't give up immediately:
 
read at least 10 novels that I consider more like quality literary fiction with a serious purpose than what I usually read
read at least 10 memoirs, travel books, or similar.
a bit off the reading track but - see at least three plays
read at least 10 other non-fiction books.
 
Lets see how I go.
 

OMG!

I will easily make 50 but as for quality ... I better get cracking .... and not a play has been seen.

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12/20

Finished reading Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism, by Marina Warner

My sub goals are:

1- read from the books I currently own first, then any new ones I buy (unless Winds of Winter comes out)

- 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Ice Dragon', 'The Exorcist', 'First They Killed My Father', 'Rogues', 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', 'George's Marvellous Medicine', 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw', 'Mostly Harmless', 'Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism', 

2- I want to read 10 books written by women

3/10 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox,  'Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism', Marina Warner

3- I want to read 5 non fiction books (finish the ones I'm reading first)

3/5 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox,  'Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism', Marina Warner

4- I want to read 5 anthologies and short story collections

2/5 - 'Rogues', by GRRM and Gardner Dozois, 'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams', by Stephen King 

5- I want to read at least 5 Children's books (not Picture Story books)

3/5 - 'The Ice Dragon' by GRRM, 'George's Marvellous Medicine', by Roald Dahl, 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw', by Jeff Kinney

6- I want to read at least 10 novels from any genre

4/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist', 'Mostly Harmless'

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Can I start this challenge in September?

 

If so, I have already read 24 books this year, so I think a reasonable yet ambitious number for the end of the year would be 40.

2017 reads:

- The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton.
On Fairy Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien
Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book by J.R.R. Tolkien
Leaf, by Niggle by J.R.R. Tolkien
Smith of Wooton Major by J.R.R. Tolkien
All of the underlined qualifies as one book.

The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien
Short Cuts: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
Poésies I et II by Lautréamont
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien
- A bunch of short stories by Ernest Hemingway (qualifies as one book)
Heart of Darkness and Youth by Joseph Conrad
- A bunch of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe (qualifies as one book)
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Des femmes qui tombent by Pierre Desproges
The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney
La personne et le sacré by Simone Weil
L'Iliade ou le poème de la force by Simone Weil
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Book 13 of The Confessions by Saint Augustin
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Colline by Jean Giono
Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Currently reading: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin + Short Stories by H.P. Lovecraft.

 

All of these are first reads.

Edited by Pilusmagnus

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Haven't updated my list here in quite a while, so here I go:

1.     Schuld by Ferdinand von Schirach 

2.     The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen 

3.     Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder 

4.     Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel 

5.     Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth 

6.    North Korea: State of Paranoia by David French 

7.     Verheißung by Jussi Adler Olsen 

8.     In order to live by Yeonmi Park

9.     Im Wald by Nele Neuhaus

10.    A game of thrones (Audiobook) by George R. R. Martin

11.    Best served Cold by Joe Abercrombie 

12.    Schön aber tot by Eva Rossmann 

13.     Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight 

14.     A killing Winter  by Tom Callagham (read in German) 

15.    I call myself a feminist Essaycollection written by multiple authors 

16.    The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie 

17.   The fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen 

18.    The Handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood

19.    The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms  by N.K. Jemisin (read in German)

20.     The Geek feminist revolution by Kameron Hurley

21.      The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (read in German)

22.     Vietnam rising dragon by Bill Hayton

23.     Ash by Malinda Lo

24.     Too like the lightning by Ada Palmer

25.     Bridging the Gaps by Kate Warren

26.     Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

27.     Devil’s knot the true story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt

28.     The Grim Company by Luke Scull

29.      Waiting to be heard by Amanda Know (read in German) 

30.       The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin (read in German) 

31.      A vindication of the rights of woman by Mary Wolstonecraft

32.      Dying of the Light by George R, R. Martin 

33.       Sumerland: Prinzessin Serisada by Johannes Ulbricht

 

I've read 33 of my goal to read 55 books, but I think I shoud still manage this part of the challenge.

Subgoal: Reading at least 10 books in German: 9/10 And I'm currently two other books in German this one works fine. 

Subgoal: Reading at least three books written in French: 0/3 . Not sure if I'll read any books in French this year. 

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