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2017 Reading Self-Challenge

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I'm not going to list all the books I've read, but I had set a goal for 60 books and am now sitting at 69. 

This was aided in part by consuming Lawrence Block's "Matt Scudder" series in a matter of a few months.  I anticipate hitting at least 80 by 12/31.

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My 2017 40 Book Challenge (September 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)
  39. Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith
  40. Christianity by Roland H. Bainton
  41. The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
  42. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  43. Op-Center by Jeff Rovin (reread)
  44. Republic by Plato translated by Robin Waterfield
  45. Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell
  46. 500 Years of Protest and Liberty by Nicholas Patrick Miller

This past month I completed eight books putting my total for the year overall at 46/40 overall and 40/30 first time reads.  Now that I've completed both my overall and first reads challenges, I'm going to be all over the place on my TBR list for the next three months instead of the reading list I can up with at the beginning of the year.

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On 02/01/2017 at 9:17 PM, Andorion said:

I have a rather complicated book year planned out:

First of all I have set my Goodreads challenge at 80 books, but frankly I am aiming at 100.  142 read

First of all, I have a 24 book Classic challenge to tackle.

Gone With the Wind -Margaret Mitchell
Bleak HouseCharles - Dickens
The Idiot - Dostoevsky
The Divine Comedy - Dante
Ivanhoe - Walter Scott
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smity
Emma - Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
How Green was my Valley - Richard Llewellyn
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Unbearable Lighness of Being - Milan Kundera
Razor's Edge - Somerset Maugham
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Aenid - Virgil
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Secondly, I have a few targeted authors

Finish Janny Wurts' Wars of Light and Shadow. (This is a big one)
Finish Bakker

Read at least another three books of Black Company
Read at least two books of Ursula K Leguin
Read at least two books of GG Kay 1 book
Finish Mark Lawrence's second trilogy
Finish Tad Williams' Memory Sorrow and Thorn
Finish Alastair Reynolds' Poseidon's Children trilogy

Read at least one book by China Mieville

Thirdly, read 23 books coming out this year which are continuations to existing series I am reading Mostly done

Fourthly try to trim my TBR

Haven't posted here in some time but I got a lot of reading done. 

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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.
43) King Rat by James Clavell.
44) Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King.
45) The Unholy Consult by R. Scott Bakker.
46) Firestarter by Stephen King.
47) Crash Override by Zoe Quinn.
48) Gemma by Meg Tilly.
49) Joyland by Stephen King.

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13/20

Finished reading The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

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', 'The Light Fantastic'

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

5/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist', 'Mostly Harmless', 'The Light Fantastic', 

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My 2017 40 Book Challenge (October 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)
  39. Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith
  40. Christianity by Roland H. Bainton
  41. The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
  42. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  43. Op-Center by Jeff Rovin (reread)
  44. Republic by Plato translated by Robin Waterfield
  45. Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell
  46. 500 Years of Protest and Liberty by Nicholas Patrick Miller
  47. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  48. Renegade: Martin Luther, The Graphic Biography by Andrea Grosso Ciponte & Dacia Palmerino
  49. William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken by Ian Doescher
  50. The Stairway to Heaven by Zecharia Sitchin (reread)
  51. Blood Stain Volume Three by Linda Sejic
  52. The Division of Christendom by Hans J. Hillerbrand

This past month I completed six books putting my total for the year overall at 52/40 overall and 45/30 first time reads.  Now that I've completed both my overall and first reads challenges, I'm going to be all over the place on my TBR list for the next two months instead of the reading list I can up with at the beginning of the year.

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As of yesterday I've equalled the 61 books I read last year, which means that I'm more or less or track to reach this year's target.

Since my last update:

49) Woman on the Edge of Time (Marge Piercy)

50) Annihilation (Jeff VanderMeer)

51) Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (Denis Diderot)

52) Last First Snow (Max Gladstone)

53) The Stone Sky (N. K. Jemisin)

54) Floating Worlds (Cecelia Howard)

55) Children of Earth and Sky (Guy Gavriel Kay)

56) Europe at Midnight (Dave Hutchinson)

57) Something Coming Through (Paul McAuley)

58) The Scarab Path (Adrian Tchaikovsky)

59) Our Lady of the Ice (Cassandra Rose Clarke)
 
60) Replay (Ken Grimwood)

61) Emergence (Ken MacLeod)

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(The list in the opening post of this thread should be up to date now, I think.  If you've set or reached a target and I haven't added your name, please let me know and I'll modify the list accordingly.)

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October update:

 

- The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton.
- Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien
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
Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Beowulf translated by J.R.R. Tolkien
Beowulf translated by William Ellery Leonard
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (first time reading in English)

Currently reading: Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift; La Disparition by George Perec; Le Hobbit; translated by Daniel Lauzon; Experiences in Translation by Umberto Eco.

(You will have noticed that I am a student in translation)

 

Even though I almost finished Gulliver's Travels, I'm still very far from reaching my objective. But what's a challenge if you're always sure you can make it?

Edited by Pilusmagnus

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14/20

I'm falling behind again... Hopefully I can complete this goal

Finished reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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', 'The Light Fantastic', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', 

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

6/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist', 'Mostly Harmless', 'The Light Fantastic', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', 

 

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I don't know you guys manage to read as much as you do, I am quite jealous. My target for the year was 30 books but right now Im sitting at 14 and thats including books ive ended up reading for school as well. Im hoping to add at least one more before the end of the year, but we will see.

My list right now of books ive read for fun is as follows:

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin 5/5

The Guns of August 5/5

If the Allies Had Fallen: Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II 2/5

Cloud Atlas 4/5

Red Mars 4/5

John Adams 4/5

The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two 4/5

The Unholy Consult 5/5

Yikes, eight books is far less than I was hoping to have read this read, but life and school have got in the way more than I would have hoped.

I'm currently reading Citizens by Simon Schama, but that effort has gotten bogged down as of late so i've turned to Shadow of the Swords for now.

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My 2017 40 Book Challenge (October 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)
  39. Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith
  40. Christianity by Roland H. Bainton
  41. The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
  42. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  43. Op-Center by Jeff Rovin (reread)
  44. Republic by Plato translated by Robin Waterfield
  45. Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell
  46. 500 Years of Protest and Liberty by Nicholas Patrick Miller
  47. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  48. Renegade: Martin Luther, The Graphic Biography by Andrea Grosso Ciponte & Dacia Palmerino
  49. William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken by Ian Doescher
  50. The Stairway to Heaven by Zecharia Sitchin (reread)
  51. Blood Stain Volume Three by Linda Sejic
  52. The Division of Christendom by Hans J. Hillerbrand
  53. Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 by Carlos M.N. Eire

This past month dominated by one book that brought my total for the year overall at 53/40 overall and 46/30 first time reads.  I'm currently reading another long book, which I'm almost two-thirds of the way through.  Unless there is some miracle (there won't be) I'll not set a record for books read like I have the last few years, but I'm still pretty happy with this year's reading.

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November update:

 

- The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton.
- Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien
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
Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Beowulf translated by J.R.R. Tolkien
Beowulf translated by William Ellery Leonard
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (first time reading in English)
Le Hobbit translated by Daniel Lauzon
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
La Disparition by Georges Perec (not read to the end but I read articles about it so it counts)
The Fellowship of the Ring translated by Daniel Lauzon

33/40. Seven to go in one month. I'm in deep shit.

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15/20

I'm feeling slightly positive now I only have 5 more books to read and I'm almost finished one more. 

Finished reading Myth and Sexuality by Jamake Highwater. 

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', 'The Light Fantastic', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', 'Myth and Sexuality', 

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)

4/5 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox,  'Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism', Marina Warner, 'Myth and Sexuality', Jamake Highwater, 

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

6/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist', 'Mostly Harmless', 'The Light Fantastic', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', 

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@Plessiez 

I used to be Lady of Whsiperers, but I've changed my username

Here is my updated list: 

1.    Schirach Schuld by Ferdinand von

2.     The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johanson

3.      Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder 

4.     Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantell

5.     Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

6.     North Korea: State of  Paranoia by Davidd 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) read 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 Callaghan (read in German)

15.  I call myself a feminist by various authors

16.  The Heroes by Joe Ambercrombie

17.   The fate of the Tearling by Erika Johanson

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 Mara Leveritt

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

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

31.       A vindication of the rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

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

33.       Sumerland Prinzessin Serisada by Johannes Ulbricht 

34.       Sumerland Prinz Zazamael by Johannes Ulbricht 

35.       Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

36.       War and Peace by  Leo Tolstoy  (read in German)

37.        Who fears death by Nnedi Okorafo

38.         The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley

39.       Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

40.       What happened by Hilliary Rodham Clinton (Audiobook

 

That's 40 towards my goal of 50. I doubt I'll manage to read 12 books in one months, though I might try to do it by reading many novellas)

Subgoal: Reading at least 10 books in German: 11/10 

Subgoal: Reading at least three books written in French: 0/3 . Doubt I'll read any books in French this year. 

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16/20

4 more to go! I can do this! 

Finished reading the illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling. 

I've read the book before - but not illustrated and so I'm including it in the challenge. It is also on my to-read-list. 

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', 'The Light Fantastic', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', 'Myth and Sexuality', 

2- I want to read 10 books written by women

4/10 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox,  'Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism', Marina Warner, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', JK Rowling

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

4/5 - 'First They Killed My Father', Loung Ung, 'Reading Magic', Mem Fox,  'Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism', Marina Warner, 'Myth and Sexuality', Jamake Highwater, 

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)

4/5 - 'The Ice Dragon' by GRRM, 'George's Marvellous Medicine', by Roald Dahl, 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw', by Jeff Kinney, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', JK Rowling

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

6/10 - 'Life, the Universe and Everything', 'So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish', 'The Exorcist', 'Mostly Harmless', 'The Light Fantastic', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', 

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Well, I have read 97 books of my goal of 60.  I seem to have had a little more time on my hands this year.  (And that's not counting some books I re-read). 

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