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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Is your TBR list out of control?

For our reading month of July - we need to identify what should be read from our TBRs. Get rid of those books that have been languishing and waiting - calling out but not being heard. July is the month to read and reduce our TBRs as much as we can!



Here we have a list of suggestions for the month, and let's see how many we can complete before month's end :)

Rules:

#1. You need to complete at least three of the categories listed below to finish this challenge (but let's all try for more!) One read = one book per category.
#2. Do your best to read as many Aussie Authors as you can - a minimum of one if you read the 3 criteria.
#3. List (and LINK) all the books you plan to read for the challenge.
#4. Upon completion of a book, rate it and update your progress.
#5. Don't forget our guidelines HERE


SUGGESTION: Copy and paste this list in your post and link your book choices next to each category...

Only one from each category required:)

1) The book that's been on your list the longest
2) A book recommended by a GR friend
3) A book from your favourite genre
4) A book with over 400 pages
5) A book by an author new to you
6) The book you want to read the most
7) A book by a male author
8) A book by one of your favourite authors
9) A book by a female author
10) A book with a cover you love
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author
12) A book set in another country

Make sure everything you choose is solely from your TBR lists!



Relax and reduce! Happy reading!


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jul 21, 2016 11:56PM) (new)


message 3: by Jess (last edited Aug 11, 2016 09:59PM) (new)

Jess (holdenv84) | 38 comments 1) The book that's been on your list the longest Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson read 17/07 4*
2) A book recommended by a GR friend Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
3) A book from your favourite genre Fractured by Ruth Dee
4) A book with over 400 pages The Help by Kathryn Stockett
5) A book by an author new to you
6) The book you want to read the most All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
7) A book by a male author Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
8) A book by one of your favourite authors The Valley by Di Morrissey
9) A book by a female author Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
10) A book with a cover you love Wrong Way Round: One Country, One Camper Trailer, One Family, One Amazing Adventure by Lorna Hendry
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author Spirits of the Ghan by Judy Nunn
12) A book set in another country Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera 25/07 4 ★


message 4: by Tien (last edited Aug 01, 2016 04:52PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 585 comments caught me just as I got online -so excited ;)

Um, I'm totally at ALL is LOST (the number on the image is 100 but I'm waaaayyy past that :p)

11/12 tasks completed as at 28/07

1) The book that's been on your list the longest: Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov -Read 28/7
2) A book recommended by a GR friend
3) A book from your favourite genre (time-travel): Hourglass (Hourglass #1) by Myra McEntire -Read 13/07
4) A book with over 400 pages: Kokoda by Paul Ham* -624 pages -Read 22/07
5) A book by an author new to you: Silence by Shūsaku Endō -Read 07/07
6) The book you want to read the most: The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively by Gary Chapman & D. Ross Campbell -Read 05/07
7) A book by a male author: The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor -Read 10/07
8) A book by one of your favourite authors: The Raven's Wing by Frances Watts* -Read 07/07
9) A book by a female author: Journey's End by Jennifer Scoullar* -Read 13/07
10) A book with a cover you love: Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon -Read 19/07
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author: The Twisted Knot by J.M. Peace* -Read 14/07
12) A book set in another country: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway -Read 03/07

*Aussie authors


message 5: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jul 18, 2016 07:09PM) (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
12/12

1)
The book that's been on your list the longest - (since mid 2012) - A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery by C.A. Newsome 4s
2) A book recommended by a GR friend - (Jools) - The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough 4.5s (AA)
3) A book from your favourite genre - (Romantic Suspense) - Jewel of the Kimberley by Erin Moira O'Hara 5s
4) A book with over 400 pages - (544pp) - Entry Island by Peter May 5s
5) A book by an author new to you - All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker 5s
6) The book you want to read the most - Frontier Defiant by Leonie Rogers 5s (AA)
7) A book by a male author - NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson 4s
8) A book by one of your favourite authors - Madeline House by Maggie Christensen 5s (AA)
9) A book by a female author - Outback Blaze by Rachael Johns 5s (AA)
10) A book with a cover you love - Murder is a Family Business by Heather Haven 5s
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author - Flare Up by Felicity Young 5s (AA)
12) A book set in another country - Bloody Passage by Jack Higgins 5s

A Shot in the Bark A Dog Park Mystery (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, #1) by C.A. Newsome The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough Jewel of the Kimberley (Steele Ops #3) by Erin Moira O'Hara Entry Island by Peter May All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker Frontier Defiant by Leonie Rogers NYPD Red 3 (NYPD Red, #3) by James Patterson Madeline House (The Oregon Coast Series #3) by Maggie Christensen Outback Blaze (Bunyip Bay, #2) by Rachael Johns Murder is a Family Business (The Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series, #1) by Heather Haven Flare Up (Cam Fraser, #2) by Felicity Young Bloody Passage by Jack Higgins


message 6: by Kerri (last edited Jul 30, 2016 09:39PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments I love a challenge that helps reduce my TBR shelf.

1) The book that's been on your list the longest Memoirs of a Geisha
✔2) A book recommended by a GR friend Redemption Road
✔3) A book from your favourite genre Missing Pieces
✔4) A book with over 400 pages The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
✔5) A book by an author new to you The Girls from See Saw Lane
✔6) The book you want to read the most Lilac Girls
7) A book by a male author Heart-Shaped Box
8) A book by one of your favourite authors The Survivors Club
✔9) A book by a female author Don't You Cry
10) A book with a cover you love The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel
✔11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author The Secrets in Silence
✔12) A book set in another country Suspect
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Redemption Road by John Hart Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown The Girls from See Saw Lane A novel of friendship, love and tragedy in 1960s Brighton (Brighton Girls Trilogy, #1)) by Sandy Taylor Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill The Survivors Club by Lisa Gardner Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica The First Rule of Swimming A Novel by Courtney Angela Brkic The Secrets in Silence by Nicole Trope Suspect (Scott James & Maggie, #1) by Robert Crais


message 7: by Marianne (last edited Jul 30, 2016 11:43PM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8169 comments LOL, Brenda, fits in very nicely with my personal challenge!

1) The book that's been on your list the longest: like, forever! Cross Stitch 5★s
2) A book recommended by a GR friend: it's Dale's fault I'm reading this series, even if she didn't formally recommend it The Advent of Murder 5★s
3) A book from your favourite genre: cosy crime The Reluctant Detective 5★s
4) A book with over 400 pages For the Term of His Natural Life AA 3★s and thank goodness that's over!
5) A book by an author new to you: Nadja Spiegelman I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir 4★s
6) The book you want to read the most The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall 5★s
7) A book by a male author: Pierre Lemaitre Blood Wedding 4.5★s
8) A book by one of your favourite authors: Alexander McCall Smith My Italian Bulldozer definite 5★s
9) A book by a female author: Danielle Wood Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls AA 3.5★s
10) A book with a cover you love Dying A Memoir by Cory Taylor Dying: A Memoir AA 4.5★s
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author: Stephen Orr Time's Long Ruin AA 5★s
12) A book set in another country: South Africa The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery a BIG 5+++★s


message 8: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
I almost commented that you might join us for July Marianne ;)


message 9: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8169 comments And you would have been right ;)


message 10: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
I'm really glad :)


message 11: by Jenn (last edited Aug 02, 2016 02:17AM) (new)

Jenn (jumpapa) | 603 comments Love this challenge...I am at all is lost too. Last I checked my TBR was looking at about 633 books. So many books so little time...

1) The book that's been on your list the longest A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond E. Feist

2) A book recommended by a GR friend Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett 4 stars

3) A book from your favourite genre Gabe by M. Malone

4) A book with over 400 pages Bastard's Baby by B.B. Hamel 468 pages 4 stars

5) A book by an author new to you A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 4 stars

6) The book you want to read the most Royal Rock: A Bad Boy Royal Romance by B. B. Hamel 3.5 stars

7) A book by a male author Fearless by Devon Hartford 4 stars

8) A book by one of your favourite authors Packing Heat by B.B. Hamel 4 stars

9) A book by a female author Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan 5 stars

10) A book with a cover you love Endure by S.E. Hall

11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author Standing Strong by Fiona McCallum

12) A book set in another country Dirty by Kylie Scott


message 12: by Kathryn (last edited Jul 16, 2016 03:38AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3496 comments I am definitely in for this one, and I'm sure I'll complete it one way or another, however the books I am about to list are purely for the fun of it because I'm sure these won't be the books I end up choosing!!

And I'm not sure how many categories I'll get through, but these are possible options if I did the whole lot...

Completed 6/12

1) The book that's been on your list the longest - Silver Wedding by Maeve Binchy
2) A book recommended by a GR friend - Useful by Debra Oswald (recommended by Marianne) - AA - 4★
3) A book from your favourite genre - The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth - AA
4) A book with over 400 pages - The Distant Hours by Kate Morton - AA
5) A book by an author new to you - Mary Bennet by Jennifer Paynter - 4★ - AA
6) The book you want to read the most - Rain Music by Di Morrissey - AA
7) A book by a male author - Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner - 3.5★
8) A book by one of your favourite authors - The Last Dance by Fiona McIntosh - AA
9) A book by a female author - Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet - 3★
Hoping I still get to my original choice Blood Born by Kathryn Fox - AA
10) A book with a cover you love - The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author - Let Her Go by Dawn Barker - 5★
Would still like to get to The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham - both AAs
12) A book set in another country - Lost by Michael Robotham - 3★ - AA

Now if I was to read all of those, 10 out of the 12 would be Aussie authors - but I won't manage all of those, and I can guarantee that of the ones I do manage, many of the choices will change! But this looks fun - I may even use this list beyond July to help guide my reading...
Edited to add: I've already made changes to my book choices - and my number of Aussie authors is dropping!


message 13: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jun 19, 2016 11:16PM) (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
We thought it was about time we had a REDUCE YOUR TBR challenge :)


message 14: by Sally906 (last edited Jul 31, 2016 02:47AM) (new)

Sally906 I am committing to 3 - but I am SURE that I'll end up reading more!

So here is my list:
2) A book recommended by a GR friend - An Ordinary Epidemic by Amanda Hickie - 5★s (recommended by a few here in Aussie Readers) - Aussie author
3) A book from your favourite genre - An American Werewolf In Hoboken by Dakota Cassidy - paranormal romance - 3★s
4) A book with over 400 pages - Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir (612pgs) - 3★s
5) A book by an author new to you - Juggle the Dice by Ifeoma Ndiolo - 3★s
8) A book by one of your favourite authors - Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs - 4★s
9) A book by a female author - City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn - 2★s
10) A book with a cover you love - A Dreadful Daughter's Spells by Leah Broadby - 2★s - Aussie author
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author - Life Support by Nicki Edwards - 4★s - Aussie author
12) A book set in another country - A Scone To Die For by H.Y. Hanna set in Oxford UK - 4★s - Aussie author


message 15: by Jülie ☼♄  (last edited Jul 30, 2016 10:33PM) (new)

Jülie ☼♄  | 6275 comments Here is my list featuring 9 Aussie Authors:


1.) The book that's been on your list the longest: The House At The Bottom Of The Hill by Jennie Jones AA.*
2.) A book recommended by a GR friend: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (Deanna)
3.) A book from your favourite genre: One by Patrick Holland AA.
4.) A book with over 400 pages: Golden Hope by Johanna Nicholls AA.*
5.) A book by an author new to you: A Gem of a Problem by Irene Sauman AA.
6.) The book you want to read the most: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
7.) A book by a male author: Coming Rain by Stephen Daisley AA............*Reading now
8.) A book by one of your fave authors: The Beekeeper's Secret by Josephine Moon AA.
9.) A book by a female author: The Twisted Knot: Constable Sammi Willis #2 by J.M. Peace AA.*4★s
10.)A book with a cover you love: Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson AA.
11.) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author: The Submerged Cathedral by Charlotte Wood AA.
12.) A book set in another country: Play Dead by Angela Marsons 5★s

The House At The Bottom Of The Hill (Swallows Fall Book 3) by Jennie Jones All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood One by Patrick Holland Golden Hope by Johanna Nicholls A Gem of a Problem (Emma Berry Murray River Mystery #1) by Irene Sauman The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
Coming Rain by Stephen Daisley The Beekeeper's Secret by Josephine Moon The Twisted Knot (Constable Sammi Willis, #2) by J.M. Peace Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson The Submerged Cathedral by Charlotte Wood Play Dead (D.I. Kim Stone #4) by Angela Marsons
*Subject to change ;)


message 16: by Cindy (last edited Jun 21, 2016 10:06PM) (new)

Cindy | 31 comments Very happy. The readathon has me back reading so will be up for this one.

1) The book that's been on your list the longest - Living The Good Life: How One Family Changed Their World From Their Own Backyard by Linda Cockburn (AA)
2) A book recommended by a GR friend
3) A book from your favourite genre - Kitchen Gardens of Australia: Eighteen Productive Gardens for Inpsiration and Practical Advice by Kate Herd (AA)
4) A book with over 400 pages - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
5) A book by an author new to you - The Drowning Game by L.S. Hawker
6) The book you want to read the most - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
7) A book by a male author - Breath by Tim Winton (AA)
8) A book by one of your favourite authors - Corrag by Susan Fletcher
9) A book by a female author - Skewed by Anne McAneny
10) A book with a cover you love - Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1) by Robert Beatty Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author - Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (AA)
12) A book set in another country - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

0/11


message 17: by Rosie (last edited Jun 19, 2016 11:44PM) (new)

Rosie | 275 comments I am in.

I will be back with my list of books

1) The book that's been on your list the longest The Princess and the Goblin
2) A book recommended by a GR friend
3) A book from your favourite genre
4) A book with over 400 pages
5) A book by an author new to you Summers With Juliette
6) The book you want to read the most
7) A book by a male author
8) A book by one of your favourite authors
9) A book by a female author Nine Days
10) A book with a cover you love Bedknobs and Broomsticks
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author Hope's Road
12) A book set in another country 311 Pelican Court


message 18: by MichelleG (last edited Jun 20, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

MichelleG (michellegreiss) | 1186 comments Count me in, I'll fill in the details when I get home :)

July challenge - Reduce your tbr (if that's even possible) ;)


message 19: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Cindy wrote: "Very happy. The readathon has me back reading so will be up for this one.
Will fill in the titles shortly.

1) The book that's been on your list the longest
2) A book recommended by a GR friend
3)..."


That's great Cindy!


message 20: by Zoey (last edited Jul 31, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1034 comments Ok, lets see how many of these we can get done??? :)

5/12
1) The book that's been on your list the longest – U Is for Undertow by Sue Grafton 4.5★
2) A book recommended by a GR friend – House for all Seasons by Jenn J. McLeod
3) A book from your favourite genre - Dirty Weekend by Gabrielle Lord
4) A book with over 400 pages – The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
5) A book by an author new to you - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
6) The book you want to read the most – After You by Jojo Moyes 4★
7) A book by a male author – A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke 4★
8) A book by one of your favourite authors – A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory
9) A book by a female author – Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson 3★
10) A book with a cover you love – Meows, Magic & Murder by Madison Johns
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author – The Engagement by Chloe Hooper
12) A book set in another country – Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope 3.5★

U Is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) by Sue Grafton House for all Seasons by Jenn J. McLeod Dirty Weekend by Gabrielle Lord The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson Meows, Magic & Murder (Lake Forest Witches, #1) by Madison Johns The Engagement by Chloe Hooper Death in the Cotswolds (Thea Osborne, #3) by Rebecca Tope


message 21: by Rhonda (new)

Rhonda | 2 comments I don't think I'll be able to read 3 but I'll try. Here are my books:

-The book that's been on your list the longest:Armada by Ernest Cline

-A book recommended by a GR friend: A.I. Apocalypse by William Hertling

-A book with over 400 pages: The Invaders by John Flanagan


message 22: by Mish (last edited Jun 20, 2016 12:22AM) (new)

Mish | 3495 comments Yes it is out of control! Count me in. :)

1) The book that's been on your list the longest - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
2) A book recommended by a GR friend - A Dreadful Daughter's Spells by Leah Broadby - AA
3) A book from your favourite genre - Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
4) A book with over 400 pages - Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse - AA
5) A book by an author new to you - Useful by Debra Oswald - AA
6) The book you want to read the most - You Against Me by Jenny Downham
7) A book by a male author - Lord of the Flies by William Golding
8) A book by one of your favourite authors - Forest by Sonya Hartnett - AA
9) A book by a female author - Smoke in the Room by Emily Maguire - AA
10) A book with a cover you love - The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine by Krissy Kneen - AA
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author - The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham - AA
12) A book set in another country - At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen


message 23: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Rhonda wrote: "I don't think I'll be able to read 3 but I'll try. Here are my books:

-The book that's been on your list the longest:Armada by Ernest Cline

-A book recommended by ..."


Give it your best shot Rhonda :) Great you're joining us!


message 24: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Some great titles coming through! Love to check them out :) Though I'll try not to add them to my TBR - that would be defeating the purpose wouldn't it! lol


message 25: by Kathryn (last edited Jun 20, 2016 12:28AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3496 comments Mish wrote: "Yes it is out of control! Count me in. :)

1) The book that's been on your list the longest - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
2) A book recommended by a GR friend ..."


I'd forgotten about The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham, Mish... Maybe I'll read that for the same category as you instead of Let Her Go... Will see which is easiest to get hold of - if I get around to either!


message 26: by Ace (last edited Jul 27, 2016 08:47AM) (new)

Ace (aceonroam) I will try to for 3 from the list below.

1) The book that's been on your list the longest
Its actually Utopia, but that's a bit heavy, I will go to the next one
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4) A book with over 400 pages
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

5) A book by an author new to you
Buy Me the Sky: The remarkable truth of China’s one-child generations by Xinran

11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak


message 27: by Carolyn (last edited Jul 30, 2016 10:54PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7971 comments Can definitely do this one :)
Will try for six to start with:

1) The book that's been on your list the longest - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (hmm..... it's one of those books I think I should read but don't really want to)
2) A book recommended by a GR friend (Marianne) Murder With the Lot by Sue Williams 4 ★
3) A book from your favourite genre The Stepmother by Claire Seeber 5★
4) A book with over 400 pages The Passage by Justin Cronin (snap Ace - has been on my tbr for ages!)
5) A book by an author new to you The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith 5★
6) The book you want to read the most Wildlight by Robyn Mundy 4★
7) A book by a male author The Fireman by Joe Hill 5★
8) A book by one of your favourite authors When Gods Die by C.S. Harris 4★
9) A book by a female author All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
10) A book with a cover you love Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson 4★
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author A Donation of Murder by Felicity Young 4★
12) A book set in another country (Venice, Italy) The Serpent by Claire North 5★

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Murder With the Lot by Sue Williams The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin The Stepmother by Claire Seeber The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith Wildlight by Robyn Mundy
The Fireman by Joe Hill When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr #2) by C.S. Harris All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson A Donation of Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #5) by Felicity Young The Serpent (Gameshouse, #1) by Claire North


message 28: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8169 comments Carolyn wrote: "Can definitely do this one :)

1) The book that's been on your list the longest
2) A book recommended by a GR friend Murder With the Lot by Sue Williams (Marianne)..."


:))


message 29: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4577 comments I will start with 3 from the list and see how I go :)

3. A book from your favourite genre - Nowhere Else by Fiona McCallum

4. A book with over 400 pages - Matthew Flinders' Cat by Bryce Courtenay

9. A book by a female author - Another Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass

Nowhere Else by Fiona McCallum Matthew Flinders' Cat by Bryce Courtenay Another Forgotten Child  by Cathy Glass


message 30: by Bianca (last edited Jun 27, 2016 06:51PM) (new)

Bianca | 111 comments Very doable, here's hoping I won't fail. Again.

1) The book that's been on your list the longest - The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
2) A book recommended by a GR friend - Out of the Ice by Ann Turner
3) A book from your favourite genre - The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
4) A book with over 400 pages - Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman
5) A book by an author new to you - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
6) The book you want to read the most - The Sea by John Banville
7) A book by a male author - A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
8) A book by one of your favourite authors - Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
9) A book by a female author - Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
10) A book with a cover you love - The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author - Rhubarb by Craig Silvey - Also local WA author
12) A book set in another country - The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

I haven't decided which ones I'll read; I've got all of them available to me. Decisions...


message 31: by Glenn (new)

Glenn (waltandmartha) This would be great but I generally only get through two books a month these days. Would be good to focus on TBR pile though instead of constantly grabbing new books. It's so hard to do when you work in a library though!


message 32: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Glenn wrote: "This would be great but I generally only get through two books a month these days. Would be good to focus on TBR pile though instead of constantly grabbing new books. It's so hard to do when you wo..."

That's why we call it a challenge Glenn :) To get yourself out of your comfort zone (in your case reading 2 per month and not taking those reads from your TBR) - if you'd like to join in, you're most welcome to set yourself 3 from the above criteria (at least one Aussie author), take them all from your TBR and do your best :)


message 33: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 859 comments Thanks - this is EXACTLY the challenge I need for this time of the year. I never seem to reduce my TBR list, so I'm absolutely IN for this month's challenge.


message 34: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Great Mary!


message 35: by Glenn (last edited Jun 20, 2016 03:00AM) (new)

Glenn (waltandmartha) 1) The book that's been on your list the longest The Passage
2) A book recommended by a GR friend The Convent
3) A book from your favourite genre Six Earlier Days
4) A book with over 400 pages The Luminaries
5) A book by an author new to you The Secret Keeper
6) The book you want to read the mostThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power
7) A book by a male author The Rest of Us Just Live Here
8) A book by one of your favourite authors Wide Awake
9) A book by a female author The Three
10) A book with a cover you love Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author One Would Think the Deep
12) A book set in another country Two Boys Kissing


message 36: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Well done Glenn! Great you're joining us :) Your name will be at the top to click on to bring you back to your original post when you need it!


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Ace (aceonroam) Brenda wrote: "Well done Glenn! Great you're joining us :) Your name will be at the top to click on to bring you back to your original post when you need it!"

Oooh very clever Brenda. This will help tremendously when I am looking for my little list!


message 38: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Sorry you didn't realise Ace :) I'll edit that post to show more details!


message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
There you go :)


message 40: by Odette (last edited Jul 23, 2016 12:05AM) (new)

Odette (odman) | 942 comments I would like to join in, but know my limitations and also doing other challenges. I will pick 4 but may only get to read 3. These have been on my TBR for some time:

5) A book by an author new to you: Saving Mona Lisa by Michael Harrington - 3★
9) A book by a female author: Sunset Ridge by Nicole Alexander - 5★
10) A book with a cover you love: Tainted Tree by Jacquelynn Luben - 3★
Tainted Tree by Jacquelynn Luben
12) A book set in another country: Milan KunderaThe Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Saving Mona Lisa by Michael Harrington Sunset Ridge by Nicole Alexander The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera


message 41: by Helen (last edited Jun 20, 2016 03:38AM) (new)

Helen (helen57) | 947 comments OK I will give it a go and put my list up tomorrow hopefully, this should be fun

Have Fun
Helen


message 42: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Odette wrote: "I would like to join in, but know my limitations and also doing other challenges. I will pick 4 but may only get to read 3. These have been on my TBR for some time:

1) The book that's been on your..."


Three is perfectly fine Odette :) Glad you're joining us!


message 43: by MaryG2E (last edited Jun 26, 2016 04:40PM) (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 859 comments I'll be moving house in mid-July, so I'm going to be very busy. Therefore I'm aiming to complete the minimum number of books required for the challenge. If I finish 3 in good time, I'll add more to the list...but for now my TBR choices are as follows. Note all three books are written by Aussie Authors, two of whom are new to me:

2. A book recommended by an AR friend:
All That is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster
5. A book by an author new to me:
Blood Secret by Jaye Ford
12. A book set in another country:
The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch


message 44: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Good luck with your move Mary :)


message 45: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 859 comments Brenda wrote: "Good luck with your move Mary :)"

Thanks Brenda, I'm going to need all the good luck I can muster!


message 46: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Didn't you move a few months ago? Or am I thinking of this one that's coming up?


message 47: by Kelly (last edited Jul 04, 2016 03:47AM) (new)

Kelly Higgins | 105 comments I'm only going to put in 3 because I will be starting uni soon again. But who knows.

1) The book that's been on your list the longest Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
2) A book recommended by a GR friend
3) A book from your favourite genre
4) A book with over 400 pages Cujo
5) A book by an author new to you Of Introductions And Abductions
6) The book you want to read the most
7) A book by a male author
8) A book by one of your favourite authors
9) A book by a female author
10) A book with a cover you love
11) A book set in Australia by an Aussie author A Waltz for Matilda
12) A book set in another country


message 48: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 859 comments Brenda wrote: "Didn't you move a few months ago? Or am I thinking of this one that's coming up?"
You are correct, in that I sold my house in Melbourne in March. Now I'm moving out of my rental house in Bendigo into the new house bought with the proceeds of the Melbourne sale...tedious in the extreme.


message 49: by Ace (new)

Ace (aceonroam) Brenda wrote: "There you go :)"

Haha, am I the only one who didn't know about the links? I'm a bit slow and blame old age!


message 50: by Ace (new)

Ace (aceonroam) Carolyn wrote: "
4) A book with over 400 pages The Passage by Justin Cronin (snap Ace - has been on my tbr for ages!).."


Carolyn, I actually only just added this to my TBR in the last few days and then it turned up at the Library STRAIGHT AWAY together with book 2. I need to pull a few sickies just to get through these. (I wish)


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