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message 1: by katie (last edited Feb 24, 2016 07:21PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Well, I didn't make it halfway to 30 last year, but I'm going to give myself another shot at it!

I usually like to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, and thanks to Goodreads I have figured out that I have about 157 books that I own but have not read yet! So my goal is to make myself read those books and get down to a more reasonable number. Using challenges from this group was helping me make a dent last year, so I'll give it another try!

And now to go post some more challenges!


message 2: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments Currently reading: The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles by John Fowles


message 3: by katie (last edited Mar 16, 2016 01:55AM) (new)

katie | 160 comments The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
finished 3/15/16
for East Bay Classic Fiction book club

Next reading
The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir by Simone de Beauvoir
for March East Bay Classic Fiction book club


message 4: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Good luck, Katie! Reading books I already own is my goal this year too.


message 5: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments Cassandra wrote: "Good luck, Katie! Reading books I already own is my goal this year too."
Thanks, Cassandra! I haven't done well at that goal so far, but I'm working on it ;o)


message 6: by katie (last edited Mar 31, 2016 12:46PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
finished 3/29/16
for March East Bay Classic Fiction book club

WHEW, those were two REALLY long books. I'm going to aim for some shorter ones next!

Next reading: i'm going to work on 2 simultaneously:

Sacré Bleu A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore by Christopher Moore
Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre letters of Jean-Paul Sartre


message 7: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Still lots of time to catch up! Don't worry about it too much. :)

I've never read Christopher Moore before. Have you read other books by him? Which is your favorite?


message 8: by katie (last edited Mar 31, 2016 12:51PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments i haven't read any yet. My boyfriend loved this book and loaned it to me so we can talk about it, because he knows I love the Post-Impressionists, so I'm looking forward to checking him out for the first time ;o)

Which is cheating on my plan for the year, since i didn't own the book already, OOPS! but he's so excited to talk about it with me, I can't help it, haha


message 9: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments That's really cool. I look forward to hearing what you think of this one. :)


message 10: by katie (last edited Apr 15, 2016 02:37PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Sacré Bleu A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore
finished 4/15/16

Personal Challenge: 3/30

Continuing Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre
Next Reading:
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe
for April East Bay Classic Fiction Book Club
and Around the World Challenge


message 11: by katie (last edited Apr 27, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe
finished 4/25/16

Personal Challenge: 4/30

Continuing:
Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre by Jean-Paul Sartre
Continuing from last year:
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende by Isabel Allende


message 12: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende by Isabel Allende
finished 5/3/16

Personal Challenge: 5/30

Continuing:
Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre by Jean-Paul Sartre
Washington Rules America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew J. Bacevich by Andrew Bacevich


message 13: by katie (last edited May 19, 2016 08:30PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
finished 5/17/16

Personal Challenge: 6/30

Still working on
Washington Rules America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew J. Bacevich by Andrew Bacevich

Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre by Jean-Paul Sartre


message 14: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments Washington Rules America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew J. Bacevich by Andrew Bacevich
finished 5/25/16

Personal Challenge: 7/30

Started
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown by Dee Brown
Still continuing
Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre by Jean-Paul Sartre


message 15: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments Remembered that Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut by Kurt Vonnegut is on my TBR Randomizer list and I really need to pick up the pace with some shorter books! So, I started reading this today. Hope to finish in a week!


message 16: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut by Kurt Vonnegut
Finished super quick!!
6/1/2016

Personal Challenge: 8/30

Yay for picking up the pace!
Continuing:
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre


message 17: by katie (last edited Jun 15, 2016 10:19PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown by Dee Brown
Finished 6/15/2016
5/5 Stars

Personal Challenge: 9/30

Continuing:
Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre
Starting:
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
for June East Bay Classic Fiction Book Club


message 18: by katie (new)

katie | 160 comments Quiet Moments in a War The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1940-63 by Jean-Paul Sartre by Jean-Paul Sartre
Finished 6/26/16
3/5 Stars

Personal challenge 10/30


message 19: by katie (last edited Jul 12, 2016 07:25PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis by Sinclair Lewis
Finished 6/27/16
2/5 Stars

Personal challenge 11/30

Whew, finally starting to catch up!

Next:
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë by Anne Brontë
For All About Books Group Classic Read
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot by T.S. Eliot
TBR Randomizer Challgne


message 20: by katie (last edited Jul 12, 2016 07:30PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë by Anne Brontë
Finished 7/5/16
3/5 Stars
For All About Books Group Classic Read
Personal Challenge 12/30

Nothing Daunted The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden by Dorothy Wickenden
Finished 7/12/16
3/5 Stars

Personal Challenge 13/30
TBR Randomiser Challenge 4/10

Next up:
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot by T.S. Eliot
TBR Randomizer Challenge

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson
For Seasonal Nonfiction Theme


message 21: by katie (last edited Jul 22, 2016 10:02PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments El túnel by Ernesto Sabato by Ernesto Sabato
Finished 7/20/16
4/5 Stars

Personal Challenge 14/30
Around the World Challenge 4/10

Continuing:
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot by T.S. Eliot
TBR Randomizer Challenge

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson
For Seasonal Nonfiction Theme


message 22: by katie (last edited Aug 21, 2016 09:07PM) (new)

katie | 160 comments Finished
High Tide by Inga Ābele by Inga Ābele
8/17/16
4/5 Stars

Personal Challenge 15/30


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