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message 2: by Louise (last edited Jan 01, 2019 10:27AM) (new)

Louise | 245 comments Genre Challenges

Classics Challenge
5/10

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy * The Old Man of the Moon by Shen Fu The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
*Omibus edition 3 novels, 1 paperback


Non Fiction Challenge
15/10

The Old Man of the Moon by Shen Fu Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow Harry Potter A History of Magic by British Library Wild Swans Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang Black and British A Forgotten History by David Olusoga The Monkey's Voyage How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life by Alan de Queiroz The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge Other Minds The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith Women & Power A Manifesto by Mary Beard
This is Going to Hurt Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay Blue A Memoir- Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces by John Sutherland Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel Sylvia Pankhurst Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire (Revolutionary Lives) by Katherine Connelly The Hungry Empire How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World by Lizzie Collingham
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


Translated Books
4/6

The Old Man of the Moon by Shen Fu Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel The President's Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli After Dark by Haruki Murakami


message 3: by Louise (last edited Nov 30, 2018 11:46AM) (new)

Louise | 245 comments Saving money challenges!

Bookshelf Challenge (Books owned prior to 2018)
15/15 - CHALLENGE COMPLETE

The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan - Purchased 2017
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy - Purchased 2014
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien - Purchased 2017
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn - Purchased 2017
The Long Song by Andrea Levy - Gifted 2016
The Old Man of the Moon by Shen Fu - Purchased 2015
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow - Gifted 2017
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga - Purchased 2017
The Monkey's Voyage by Alan de Queiroz - Purchased 2016
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh - Purchased 2016
Much Obliged, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse - Purchased 2017
Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech - Purchased 2017
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by P.G. Wodehouse - Purchased 2017
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - Purchased 2017
Beloved by Toni Morrison - Gifted 2015

Borrowed Books
10/10 CHALLENGE COMPLETE

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - Flatmate
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - Flatmate
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang - Mum
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay - Flatmate
Blue: A Memoir- Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces by John Sutherland - Friend
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - Flatmate
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel - Flatmate
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin - Flatmate
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Mum
The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill - Flatmate


message 4: by Louise (last edited Jan 01, 2019 10:27AM) (new)

Louise | 245 comments Author Challenges

Read Women
39/30 - CHALLENGE COMPLETE

1. *Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing
2. *Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor
3. *Andrea Levy, The Long Song
4. *Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
5. *Libba Bray, Beauty Queens
6. *Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (NF)
7. *Jane Harper, The Dry , Force of Nature
8. Lauren Beukes, Zoo City
9. *Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (NF)
10. *Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees
11. *Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
12. *Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto (NF)
13. *Caroline Wallace, The Finding of Martha Lost
14. *Megan Hunter, The End We Start From
15. *Louise Beech, Maria in the Moon
16. *Sarah J. Harris, The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder
17. *Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate
18. *Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire
19. *Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Stay With Me
20. *Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
21. *Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (NF)
22. *Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul
23. Becky Chambers, Record of a Spaceborn Few
24. *Jenny Han, To All The Boys I've Loved Before
25. Amy Stewart, Lady Cop Makes Trouble , Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions
26. *Emma Donoghue, The Wonder
27. N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season
28. *Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
29. Nnedi Okorafor, What Sunny Saw In The Flames
30. *Louise Candlish, Our House
31. *Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
32. *Katherine Connelly, Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire (NF)
33. Toni Morrison, Beloved
34. Katherine Arden, The Girl in The Tower
35. *Louise O'Neill, The Surface Breaks
36. *Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale
37. *Marina J. Lostetter, Noumenon
38. *Lizzie Collingham, The Hungry Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World (NF)
39. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

New Authors
44/30 - CHALLENGE COMPLETE

1. John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga (Books 1-3)
2. *Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing
3. *Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor
4. *Andrea Levy, The Long Song
5. Shen Fu, The Old Man of the Moon (NF)
6. Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (NF)
7. *Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
8. *Libba Bray, Beauty Queens
9. *Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (NF)
10. *Jane Harper, The Dry , Force of Nature
11. David Olusoga, Black and British: A Forgotten History (NF)
12. Alan de Queiroz, The Monkey's Voyage (NF)
13. Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies
14. *Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (NF)
15. *Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees
16. Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds
17. *Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
18. *Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto
19. *Caroline Wallace, The Finding of Martha Lost
20. *Adam Kay, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor (NF)
21. *Megan Hunter, The End We Start From
22. *Louise Beech, Maria in the Moon
23. *Sarah J. Harris, The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder
24. *Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate
25. *Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire
26. Muhsin Al-Ramli, The President's Gardens
27. *Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Stay With Me
28. John Sutherland, Blue: A Memoir- Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces (NF)
29. *Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
30. Andrew Caldecott, Rotherweird
31. *Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (NF)
32. *Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul
33. *Jenny Han, To All The Boys I've Loved Before
34. *Emma Donoghue, The Wonder
35. *Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
36. *Louise Candlish, Our House
37. *Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
38. Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow
39. *Katherine Connelly, Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire (NF)
40. Haruki Murakami, After Dark
41. *Louise O'Neill, The Surface Breaks
42. *Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale
43. *Marina J. Lostetter, Noumenon
44. *Lizzie Collingham, The Hungry Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World (NF)

*Fit in both challenges


message 5: by Louise (last edited Aug 26, 2018 12:05AM) (new)

Louise | 245 comments Around the World in 80 Books - Ongoing Challenges

Fiction
42 Countries Visited

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39. Jamaica: The Long Song by Andrea Levy (British Jamaican)
40. South Africa: Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
41. Mexico: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
42. Turkey: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

* Author does not come from said country. May later be replaced by author who does.
Only half of book set in said country. May later be replaced by book set entirely there.


Non-Fiction
7 Countries Visited

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8. China: The Old Man of the Moon by Shen Fu


message 6: by Louise (last edited Jan 01, 2019 10:29AM) (new)

Louise | 245 comments Boring stats and stuff

New Books:Rereads: 70:0

New Authors:Previously Read: 44:16*
*Rod Duncan
Ben Aaronovitch
Brian K. Vaughan
Lauren Beukes
Sylvain Neuvel
Rick Riordan
P.G. Wodehouse
Becky Chambers
Amy Stewart
N.K. Jemisin
Garth Nix
Nnedi Okorafor
Toni Morrison
Katherine Arden
Andy Weir
Ursula K. Le Guin

Fiction:Non-Fiction: 55:15
Books:Comics (Fiction): 52:3
Standalone:Series (Fiction): 25:30

Books - Female Authored:Male Authored:Mixed 41:27:2
Authors - Female:Male:Mixed 39:21:2
Fiction books - Female:Male 33:14
Non-Fiction books - Female:Male:Mixed 6:7:2
New Authors - Female:Male 31:13

Most Read Authors:
Ben Aaronovitch (3)
John Galsworthy (3)
Jane Harper (2)
Sylvain Neuvel (2)
Amy Stewart (2)
P.G. Wodehouse (2)


message 7: by Louise (last edited Jan 01, 2019 10:31AM) (new)

Louise | 245 comments Series Data

Series Read: 22 (30 books)
The Map of Unknown Things [Gas-Lit Empire]
The Forsyte Saga [Forsyte Chronicles] (3)
Tales of the Otori
Aaron Falk (2)
Rivers of London (1) & Side-Comics (2)
Saga
Ibis Trilogy
The Themis Files (2)
The Trials of Apollo
Jeeves and Wooster (2)
Creekwood
Rotherweird
Wayfarers
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Kopp Sisters (2)
Broken Earth
Legacy of Orisha
The Old Kingdom
Akata Witch
The Winternight Trilogy
Noumenon
Hainish Cycle


New Series Started: 13
The Map of Unknown Things [Gas-Lit Empire]
The Forsyte Saga
Tales of the Otori
Aaron Falk
Ibis Trilogy
Creekwood
Rotherweird
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Broken Earth
Legacy of Orisha
Akata Witch
Noumenon
Hainish Cycle


Series Finished: 3
The Forsyte Saga
The Themis Files
Jeeves and Wooster


Series I'm unlikely to/won't continue: 4
The Forsyte Chronicles
Tales of the Otori
Akata Witch
Hainish Cycle


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