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Jun 15, 2018 09:14PM

22454 The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
#36 spot = 36 points
218 pages = 2 points
Author's initial in SUMMER (Ruiz) = 5 points
Book total = 43
Challenge total = 95
Jun 11, 2018 06:40PM

22454 Supernova by C.A. Higgins
#45 spot = 45 points
290 pages = 2 points
MC takes a trip = 5 points
Book Total = 52 points
Challenge Total = 52 points
May 10, 2018 07:09PM

22454 50: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
49: The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
48: The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley
47: Invictus by Ryan Graudin
46: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon
45: Supernova by C.A. Higgins
44: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
43: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
42: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
41: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
40: The Circle of Ceridwen by Octavia Randolph
39: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
38: Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn
37: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
36: The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
35: The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
34: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg
33: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
32: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
31: The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
30: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
29: The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
28: Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
27: The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
26: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
25: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
24: Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer
23: A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama
22: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
21: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller
20: The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
19: The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
18: Plain Kate by Erin Bow
17: Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles
16: Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman
15: The Racketeer by John Grisham
14: Panorama City by Antoine Wilson
13: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
12: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
11: In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin
10: Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
9: A Young Wife by Pam Lewis
8: Down to a Soundless Sea by Thomas Steinbeck
7: In the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck
6: Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell
5: Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
4: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
3: A World Away by Nancy Grossman
2: The Mongoliad: Book One by Neal Stephenson
1: A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts by Sebastian Faulks
Mar 12, 2017 09:08AM

22454 Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
18th Century - 10 points
494 pages - 4 points
Book Total - 14 points
Challenge total - 35 points
Feb 12, 2017 04:19PM

22454 The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
20th Century - 10 points
675 pages - 6 points
Bonus f - Set in Europe - 5 points
Book Total 21 points
Feb 12, 2017 04:09PM

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The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Lord John Grey, #2) by Diana Gabaldon
Sep 10, 2013 04:11PM

22454 Every reader is different; "too far" for one may not be enough for another. Be true to your characters and convey what it is that they want you to convey. I personally have read things in books I wish I could "unread", or at least take my brain out and wash it off a little afterwards. But those scenes have stuck with me, so.....
Aug 09, 2013 07:30PM

22454 just finished Gene Of Isis and it fits what you are looking for. listened on audio and very well narrated.
May 31, 2013 01:36PM

22454 Red Prophet (Tales of Alvin Maker, #2) by Orson Scott Card

3. Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card = 3 points
311 pages = 4 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Book total = 12

These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1) by Nancy E. Turner
2. These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner = 2 points
384 pages = 4 points
HF = 5 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Book total = 16

Final Challenge total = 451
May 29, 2013 09:27AM

22454 The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
18. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis = 18 points
256 pages = 2 points
HF = 5 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 30

Challenge total = 423
May 29, 2013 09:25AM

22454 The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
18. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis = 18 points
256 pages = 2 points
HF = 5 points
Review = 5 points

Book total = 30

Challenge total = 423
May 27, 2013 11:33AM

22454 Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins
10. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 10 points
323 pages = 4 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 19

Challenge total = 393
May 24, 2013 10:08AM

22454 Whoops! Thanks for letting me know right away!
May 24, 2013 08:44AM

22454 Running with the Demon (Word & Void, #1) by Terry Brooks

50 point bonus: Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks from Becky's TBR.
350 pages = 4 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 59

Challenge total = 433
May 22, 2013 11:25AM

22454 Curveball The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

22. Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick = 22 points
285 pages = 2 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 29

Challenge total = 374
May 20, 2013 03:39PM

22454 Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1) by Tom Rob Smith

23. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith = 23 points
528 pages = 6 points
HF = 5 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 39

Challenge total = 345
May 18, 2013 03:59PM

22454 Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1) by Isaac Marion

13. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion = 13 points
240 pages = 2 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 20

Challenge total = 306
May 17, 2013 02:22PM

22454 The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

12. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain = 12 points
314 pages = 4 points
HF = 5 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 26

Challenge total = 286
May 16, 2013 01:46PM

22454 The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

21. The Cutting Season by Attica Locke 21 points
384 pages = 4 points
Review = 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total = 30

Challenge total = 260
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