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message 1: by Lisarenee (last edited Dec 31, 2012 03:43PM) (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Untitled

This challenge was inspired by Tia, who asked:

"I was wondering if we could do a 'Female Author Challenge' (but with a wittier title). So many of the books published and written have male authors, so I think this would be a good way to push people outside of their comfort zones and give female authors the recognition it deserves."

What we, the moderators, noticed is that many of us have the exact opposite problem from Tia, we read mostly books written by female authors. So we decided to make this a Ying Yang type of challenge.

So, with that said, look at your book shelves and determine which you read more of--books written by male authors or books written by female authors--and try to set yourself a goal to read more of the ones you are significantly lacking in.

Thanks Tia. I hope you like it.
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Levels:
Novice - Read 1 - 6 books
Amateur - Read 7 - 12 books
Freelance - Read 13 - 18 books
Professional - 19 or more books


message 2: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Reserved.


message 3: by Desperado (last edited Dec 31, 2012 04:45PM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 27 comments Great idea, Lisarenee & Tia! I don't even need to look at my TBR shelves to know it's an estrogen Tupperware party. I definitely need to read more books by the oblivious sex.

NBRC's "2013 He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Reading" Challenge
Level: Amateur
Duration: January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013
Goal: 0/10


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message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 380 comments This is a great challenge! I definitely read wayyy more female authors than male authors, and I'd love to expand. I will use this post if I decide to join.


message 5: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments I read a fair amount of both..what should I do?


message 6: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1397 comments I'm in. I definitely read more female authors ~ go girl power and all that. I will work at reading more male authors.

question? do all the books read need to be by different male authors??


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

I love what you did with this idea! I especially like the idea of including both male and female authors so then anyone can participate. Plus, the title is much wittier than mine. ;)

Thanks so much for using my idea as inspiration for something this cool!


message 8: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Tia wrote: "I love what you did with this idea! I especially like the idea of including both male and female authors so then anyone can participate. Plus, the title is much wittier than mine. ;)

Thanks so muc..."


You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it.


message 9: by Stefani (last edited Jan 20, 2013 06:38PM) (new)

Stefani (steffiebaby140) | 807 comments Oh, this is a great idea! Let's look at my 2012 read, 79 total...30 male and 49 female. It's pretty even, but I'm definitely leaning toward more women so I will try for more male authors.

2013 He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Reading Challenge
Level: Amateur
Duration: January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013
Goal: 1/12


1. The 19th Wife - 1/12/13


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I think I'm going to shoot for Freelance, but hopefully I'll make Professional! I'll need to think of the list, but I know for sure Doris Lessing is going to be on it.


message 11: by Mary (last edited Apr 08, 2013 11:09AM) (new)

Mary (merinwe) | 1043 comments I'm challenging myself to read more books by male authors than I read last year. I read over 100 books last year and only 18 were written by men.

I'll aim to read at least 25 books by men this year. I guess that would make me an amateur, since I'm reading seven more than last year.

Start date: January 2, 2013
End date: December 31, 2013
Books read: 14/25

1. Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett - Good Omens - 1/17/13
2. Kevin Hearne - Hammered - 1/23/13
3. Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game - 1/26/13
4. Kevin Hearne - Tricked - 1/29/13
5. L.A. Meyer - Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy - 2/23/13
6. John Green & David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson - 2/24/13
7. Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book - 2/26/13
8. Kevin Hearne - Trapped - 3/4/13
9. L.A. Meyer - Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady - 3/6/13
10. L.A. Meyer - Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber - 3/12/13
11. Isaac Marion - Warm Bodies - 3/18/13
12. Rick Yancey - The 5th Wave - 3/24/13
13. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Wind, Sand, and Stars - 3/29/13
14. Neal Shusterman - Unwind - 4/6/13

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4) by Kevin Hearne Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #5) by Kevin Hearne Curse of the Blue Tattoo Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (Bloody Jack, #2) by L.A. Meyer Under the Jolly Roger Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #3) by L.A. Meyer Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) by Isaac Marion The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Wind, Sand, and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman


message 12: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 03:13PM) (new)

Barbara ★ WOW 300 female authors to 90 male authors in 2013. Well actually I counted books not individual authors so lots of duplicates, but still that 3:1.

My reading list for 2013 has 51 different male authors so I'm going to attempt to read them all unless of course a book I have chosen to read is unavailable or impossible to get my hands on. I've already had to knock one male off since I can't find his book anywhere so this list is subject to change.

Level: Professional - 19 or more books

READ: 44/51
Alternates: 21/21

✔1. The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston 1/18
✔2. In Golden Blood - Stephen Woodworth 2/6
✔3. The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8
✔4. The Convicts - Iain Lawrence 1/7
✔5. Hungry As The Sea - Wilbur Smith 1/27
✔6. Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13
✔7. Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld 1/16
✔8. Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31
✔9. The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton 2/28
✔10. Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla 10/3
✔11. Creepers - David Morrell 2/24
✔12. Grendel - John Gardner 2/16
✔13. Mortal Coil - Derek Landy 3/29
✔14. On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story - Cdr. Richard Jadick 2/27
✔15. Sea Hunter - Paul Garrison 2/16
✔16. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane 2/19
✔17. Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card 2/13
✔18. Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff 2/13
✔19. The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry 7/8
✔20. Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman 2/8
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben
✔22. A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin 3/25
✔23. The Forgotten - David Baldacci 3/14
✔24. Six Seconds - Rick Mofina 6/29
✔25. On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5
✔26. Snow Angels - James Thompson 5/7
✔27. Blue Latitudes - Tony Horwitz 2/25
✔28. Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer 10/17
✔29. Unnatural - Michael Griffo 2/28
30. Bermuda Schwartz - Bob Morris (Not Available at Library)
✔31. Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6
32. Flesh - Khanh Ha (attempted to read, terribly boring)
✔33. Florence of Arabia - Christopher Buckley 5/15
✔34. The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington 5/13
✔35. Guilty Wives - James Patterson 2/25
36. The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
37. Lethal Investments - K.O. Dahl
38. Lords of the Pacific - Grant Hyde (Not Available at Library)
✔39. Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne 8/20
✔40. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith 5/18
41. Private Dancer - Stephen Leather (Not Available at Library)
✔42. Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26
✔43. The Skull Mantra - Eliot Pattison 6/14
✔44. The Bridge to Never Land - Dave Barry/Ridley Pearson 3/31
45. The Templar Legion - Paul Christopher
✔46. This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel 6/26
✔47. Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peter 11/11
48. The Yemen Connection - M.H. Sargent (Not Available at Library)
49. Hellhole West Virginia - Rich Bottles (Not Available at Library)
50. Libriomancer - Jim Hines
✔51. The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari 5/26

Alternates:
✔52. Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz 1/17
✔53. Someone Like You - Roald Dahl 6/7
✔54. Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5
✔55. Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11
✔56. NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18
✔57. The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24
✔58. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26
✔59. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 7/26
✔60. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4
✔61. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16
✔62. Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11
✔63. Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross 8/26
✔64. Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson 9/4
✔65. Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9
✔66. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 9/28
✔67. Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1
✔68. The Terror - Dan Simmons 10/23
✔69. Blood Rites - Jim Butcher 10/29
✔70. Eternity Base - Bob Mayer 11/21
✔71. Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill 12/22
✔72. Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin 12/27

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 13: by Juuli (new)

Juuli | 11 comments Last year I read over 160 books and only 23 were written by male authors. So this year I would like to read more. Because I found this challenge just now, I have a question. Can I go back in time and add the books I have already read this year?


message 14: by Suzanne (last edited Jun 21, 2019 12:22PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1123 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges
2013 He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Reading Challenge
Duration:
4/1/2013 - 3/31/2014

Progress: 24 out of 19 (Professional)

1. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley - **** - 4/2/2013
2. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler - **** - 4/16/2013
3. Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover - ***** - 6/2/2013
4. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley - **** - 7/11/2013
5. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl - *** - 7/11/2013
6. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl - **** - 7/12/2013
7. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl - * - 7/12/2013
8. Curran, Vol. I by Gordon Andrews - ***** - 7/23/2013
9. Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher - ***** - 7/28/2013
10. The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm by Jim Butcher - ***** - 7/30/2013
11. The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 2: Maelstrom by Jim Butcher - ***** - 8/1/2013
12. Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley - ***** - 8/20/2013
13. Mister Monday by Garth Nix - * - 8/27/2013
14. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff - ***** - 8/28/2013
15. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell - ***** - 8/29/2013
16. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher - **** - 9/3/2013
17. Zoo by James Patterson - *** - 9/4/2013
18. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings - **** - 9/6/2013
19. The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon by John Hanc - ***** - 10/24/2013
20. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher - ***** - 10/28/2013
21. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - ***** - 10/31/2013
22. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss - *** - 11/5/2013
23. Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov - *** - 11/12/2013
24. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt - ***** - 12/11/2013

A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) by Alan Bradley Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler Unclean Spirits (The Black Sun's Daughter, #1) by M.L.N. Hanover I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4) by Alan Bradley James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Charlie Bucket, #2) by Roald Dahl Curran (Curran POV #1-2) by Gordon Andrews Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files Storm Front, Volume 1 The Gathering Storm by Jim Butcher Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files Storm Front, Volume 2 Maelstrom by Jim Butcher Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5) by Alan Bradley Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #1) by Garth Nix The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff The Tipping Point How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher Zoo (Zoo #1) by James Patterson The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings The Coolest Race on Earth Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon by John Hanc Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt


message 15: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments This one, too, Suzanne? Great!


message 16: by Juuli (last edited Jan 07, 2014 05:37AM) (new)

Juuli | 11 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges
2013 He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Reading Challenge
Duration: 01 January 2013 - 31 December 2013


Because nobody answered my question I decided to add the books I have already read this year. If it's not allowed, I'll remove them later and change the duration of the challenge.

As I wrote some days ago, I read 23 books written by male last year. So, my goal for this year is to read more books by male authors.

Original titles:
1. Dead Simple by Peter James
2. Steget efter by Henning Mankell
3. Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny
4. Dr. Dave's Stallside Manner: More Adventures Of A Country Vet by David Perrin
5. Dick Francis's Gamble by Felix Francis
6. Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham
7. Crossfire by Dick Francis and Felix Francis
8. Ivan Orava mälestused, ehk, Minevik kui helesinised mäed by Andrus Kivirähk
9. Inglid kuuendas B-s by Ilmar Tomusk
10. Mördare utan ansikte by Henning Mankell
11. Bolt by Dick Francis
12. Snømannen by Jo Nesbø
13. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
14. Mannen som log by Henning Mankell
15. Der Funke Leben. by Erich Maria Remarque
16. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
17. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote


Covers of the Estonian editions:
Surm suu ääres (Roy Grace, #1) by Peter James Sammu võrra maas by Henning Mankell Needuste allee by Roger Zelazny Doktor Dave laudas ja tallis. Maaloomaarsti uued juhtumused by David Perrin Õnnemäng by Felix Francis Theodore Boone lapserööv by John Grisham Risttuli by Dick Francis Ivan Orava mälestused, ehk, Minevik kui helesinised mäed by Andrus Kivirähk Inglid kuuendas B-s by Ilmar Tomusk Näota mõrvarid (Wallander, #1) by Henning Mankell Polt by Dick Francis Lumememm by Jo Nesbø Postiteenistus (Kettamaailm, #33) by Terry Pratchett Naeratav mees by Henning Mankell Elusäde by Erich Maria Remarque Alkeemik (Surematu Nicholas Flameli saladused, #1) by Michael Scott Hommikueine Tiffany juures by Truman Capote


message 17: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30934 comments Mod
Sorry for not getting back to you, Juuli. Yes, by all means, you can post-date to January. Looks good, by the way.


message 18: by Juuli (new)

Juuli | 11 comments Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges wrote: "Sorry for not getting back to you, Juuli. Yes, by all means, you can post-date to January. Looks good, by the way."

Thank you. :)


message 19: by Jex (new)

Jex (jexball) | 2227 comments So I originally didn't do this challenge because I had no idea which to choose, male or female. Therefore, I'm going to use this challenge to figure it out! I'm going to read both and do my best to try to keep them even as I go. We'll see what happens. (post dating to January).


message 20: by Jex (last edited Jan 03, 2014 12:15PM) (new)

Jex (jexball) | 2227 comments He Said, She Said, He Wrote, She Wrote
Start: January 1st, 2013
End: December 31st, 2013
Score: 19 Male - 15 Female

Male Authors:
1. Genesis - 1/12/13 - ★★★★★
2. A Drizzle of Zombies - 1/16/13 - ★★★☆☆
3. Maus, Vol. 1: My Father Bleeds History - 3/11/13 - ★★★☆☆
4. The Magicians - 3/15/13 - ★★★★☆
5. Maus, Vol. 2: And Here My Troubles Began - 4/8/13 - ★★★☆☆
6. Unwind - 4/8/13 - ★★★★☆
7. Stay Awake - 4/29/13 - ★★★☆☆
8. Little Brother - 5/4/13 - ★★★★★
9. UnStrung - 4/16/13 - ★★★★☆
10.UnWholly - 4/24/13 - ★★★★☆
11. Memoirs of a Geisha - 6/2/13 - ★★★☆☆
12. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend - 6/3/13 - ★★★★☆
13. The Passage - 7/14/13 - ★★★★☆
14. The Lost Symbol - 8/18/13 - ★★★☆☆
15. I Suck at Girls - 8/21/13 - ★★★☆☆
16. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - 10/31/13 - ★★★★☆
17. Coraline - 11/5/13 - ★★★☆☆
18. The Graveyard Book - 11/20/13 - ★★★☆☆
19. Next - 12/23/13 - ★★★☆☆

Genesis by Bernard Beckett A Drizzle of Zombies (Book 1 of The Annals of Absurdity) by Joshua Price Maus I A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1) by Art Spiegelman The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) by Lev Grossman Maus, Vol. 2 And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2) by Art Spiegelman Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman Stay Awake by Dan Chaon Little Brother (Little Brother, #1) by Cory Doctorow UnStrung (Unwind, #1.5) by Neal Shusterman UnWholly (Unwind, #2) by Neal Shusterman Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks Coraline by Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Next by Michael Crichton

Female Authors:
1. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor - 1/11/13 - ★★★★☆
2. Legend - 1/22/13 - ★★★★★
3. Level 2 - 1/27/13 - ★★☆☆☆
4. The Restorer - 2/18/13 - ★★★☆☆
5. Paper Valentine - 2/24/13 - ★★★★☆
6. Carnival of Souls - 3/26/12 - ★★☆☆☆
7. Firelight - 4/25/13 - ★★★☆☆
8. A Discovery of Witches - 5/1/13 - ★★★★☆
9. The Age of Miracles - 7/14/13 - ★★☆☆☆
10. Splintered - 8/21/13 - ★★★★☆
11. Mind Games - 9/15/13 - ★★★☆☆
12. Dualed - 11/6/13 - ★★★★☆
13. Under the Never Sky - 11/28/13 - ★★★☆☆
14. Kiss Me First - 11/29/13 - ★★★☆☆
15. Beautiful Creatures - 12/23/13 - ★★★☆☆

Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1) by Lenore Appelhans The Restorer (Graveyard Queen, #1) by Amanda Stevens Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr Firelight (Darkest London, #1) by Kristen Callihan A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) by Kiersten White Dualed (Dualed, #1) by Elsie Chapman Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia


message 21: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Very equable of you, Jex.


message 22: by Jex (last edited Apr 06, 2013 03:47PM) (new)

Jex (jexball) | 2227 comments If by equable of me, you mean very indecisive, then yes, definitely :-P


message 23: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments


message 24: by Jex (new)

Jex (jexball) | 2227 comments Magically still exactly even between male and female although I'm not trying to even it out.


message 25: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Amazing, Jex! **giggles**


message 26: by Holly (new)

Holly | 5 comments Male Authors
Start Date 1/1/2014 Completion Date:
Trying for Professional 0/19

1.


message 27: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Welcome to the challenge, Holly!


message 28: by Tammie (new)

Tammie Tackett question how do we do this


message 29: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30934 comments Mod
Tammie wrote: "question how do we do this"

Tammie, do you read more books by male authors, or by female authors? Whichever is least, set your goal to read a certain number by the lower sex.


message 30: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ Well I didn't read the original 51 mainly because a few were unavailable at the library but I did read 21 additional male authors for a total of 63 so I'm calling this challenge complete.


message 31: by Shan ~A~ (last edited Aug 22, 2014 09:16PM) (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 697 comments NBRC's "2013 He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Reading" Challenge
Level: Amateur (Reading Male Authors)
Duration: January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014
Goal: 4/12

1.The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 4/23
2.Moonwalk by Michael Jackson 6/13
3.Unlucky 13 by James Patterson 7/26
4.Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard 8/22
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message 32: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 01, 2014 09:14PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30934 comments Mod
Woohoo! Congrats, Barbara★!

Welcome to the challenge, Shan!


message 33: by Jex (new)

Jex (jexball) | 2227 comments For 2013 my goal was to read an equal number of male and female authors. I came close - 19 males, 15 female.

Post Link


message 34: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30934 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Jex. **hee hee**


message 35: by Juuli (last edited Jan 02, 2015 05:13AM) (new)

Juuli | 11 comments I failed miserably last year. So, I want to try again.

Nothing but Reading Challenges
2014 He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Reading Challenge
Goal: 24 books by male authors
Duration: 01 January 2014 - 31 December 2014


1. Hundarna i Riga by Henning Mankell
2. Salapärasuste käsiraamat by Mauri Kunnas
3. Pyramiden by Henning Mankell
4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
5. Even Money by Dick and Felix Francis
6. Сказка о царе Салтане by Aleksandr Puškin
7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
8. Vahva rätsep by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
9. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
10. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
11. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
12. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
13. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
14. Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
15. Aesop's Fables by Aesop
16. Gallows View by Peter Robinson
17. La sombra del viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
18. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
19. A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson
20. The Danger by Dick Francis
21. The Frightened Lady by Edgar Wallace
22. Simple Peter Cradd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
23. Põhjavalgus by Raimond Kaugver
24. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
25. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
26. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
27. Jõulujutud by Mauri Kunnas

Covers of the editions I read
Riia koerad (Kurt Wallander #2) by Henning Mankell Salapärasuste käsiraamat by Mauri Kunnas Püramiid by Henning Mankell Labürindijooksja (Labürindijooksja, #1) by James Dashner Võrdne tõenäosus by Dick Francis Muinasjutt tsaar Saltaanist by Alexander Pushkin The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Vahva rätsep by Jacob Grimm Tähetolm by Neil Gaiman Päevaraamat by Nicholas Sparks Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Detektiiv Luuker Leebesurm (Detektiiv Luuker Leebesurm, #1) by Derek Landy Pikk tee alla by Nick Hornby Saga, Volume 1 (Saga #1-6) by Brian K. Vaughan Aesop's Fables by Aesop Pilk pimedusest (Inspektor Banksi lood, #1) by Peter Robinson Tuule vari by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher Pühendunud mees (Inspektor Banks, #2) by Peter Robinson Oht by Dick Francis Hirmunud tütarlaps by Edgar Wallace Tema unelmate naine by E. Phillips Oppenheim Põhjavalgus by Raimond Kaugver Haldjasõjad by Herbie Brennan Enderi mäng by Orson Scott Card Gängstamemm by David Walliams Jõulujutud by Mauri Kunnas


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Welcome back to the challenge, Juuli! Good luck.


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Beth | 503 comments Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
Level: Freelance
Goal: 15 books by women writers (I only read 6 women writers last year)
I'll cross these off as I go.

1. The Hero and the Crown Robin McKinley 3/5/2014 **
2. Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora ed. Sheree Thomas - 4/30/2014 ****
3. The Door in the Hedge Robin McKinley 5/22/2014 **
4. Deathless Valente, Catherynne 6/10/2014 ***
5. The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye A.S. Byatt 6/27/2014****
6. Swamplandia! Karen Russell 7/23/2014 **
7. To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf 8/20/2014 ***
8. A Bed of Earth Tanith Lee 8/25/2014 **
9. The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart 9/10/2014 **
10. Who Fears Death Nnedi Okorafor 9/27/2014 ***
11. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - finished 11/30/2014 ***
12. The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif - finished 12/6/2014 ****
13. The Borders of Life by Gael A. Kathryns - finished 12/16/2014 ****
14. The Book of the Mad by Tanith Lee - finished 12/19/2014 ***
15. Greenwitch by Susan Cooper - finished 12/31/2014 ***


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Welcome to the challenge, Beth!


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Hi I have a few questions about this challenge. Are we going by the authors we read last year? And what happens if you have almost an even amount? Because last year I read 34 males and 36 females. I tend to be fair when it comes to reading. LOL just kidding. It just happened that way. :) so I'm at a lost. Was wondering if I could do a split of the 2 genders. Help :)


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Hey, Carmen. Sure, feel free to shoot for a 50/50 split and keep things equal. That could be a challenge by itself.


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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments NBRC's "2013 He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Reading" Challenge
Level: Professional (1/2 female and 1/2 male)
Duration: January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014
Goal completed: 13/20

Female:

✔1.
The Husband's Secret,Liane Moriarty, 1/9/14
2. Hearts in Darkness, Laura Kaye,1/12/14
3. A Wicked Hunger, Kriesten Fay, 1/17/14
4. Naked in Death, JD Robb, 1/30/14
5. Until the End, Tracy Ward,2/3/14
6. Tangled, Emma Chase,2/7/14
7. My Life as a White Trash Zombie, Diana Rowland,2/19/14
8. First Ink, Laura Wright, 2/22/14
9. Seducing Simon, Maya Banks,2/27/14
10. Covet, Felicity E. Heaton, 3/8/14

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye A Wicked Hunger (Creatures of Darkness, #1) by Kiersten Fay Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb Until the End (Quarantined, #1) by Tracey Ward Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland First Ink (Wicked Ink Chronicles, #1) by Laura Wright Seducing Simon by Maya Banks Covet (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance, #1) by Felicity E. Heaton


Male

✔1.
Zero Day,David Baldacci, 1/24/14
2. The Book of Lost Things,John Connolly, 1/24/14
3. Switchblade, Michael Connelly, 1/27/14
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Zero Day (John Puller, #1) by David Baldacci The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly Switchblade by Michael Connelly

I need to work more on my male authors because I have read a lot of females. I may up the amount on both since I do have other females but first I'm going to play catch-up. :)


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Welcome (officially) to the challenge, Carmen!


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Juuli | 11 comments I can't believe it, but I actually finished this challenge in 2014. My goal was to read 24 books written by male authors and I read 27. Yes! :)


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