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Clare Skeets | 969 comments After 30 books in 2015
And 50 books in 2016
And 65 for 2017
Sticking with a realistic 65 for 2018

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Clare Skeets | 969 comments Clare's 65 for 2018

1 The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde****
2 Assassins Hunted Rachel Amphlett*****
3 The Text Claire Douglas***
4 Cold Kill P.J. Tracy****
5 Assassins Vengeance Rachel Amphlett****
6 Assassins Retribution Rachel Amphlett*****
7 Nothing Stays Buried P.J. Tracy****
8 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl****
9 Local Girl Missing Claire Douglas****
10 The 13 Clocks; and, The wonderful O James Thurber****
11 The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie***
12 The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas****
13 Endless Night Agatha Christie****
14 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle***
15 The Sisters Claire Douglas***
16 Shiver Maggie Stiefvater****
17 Ink and Bone Rachel Caine****
18 Nightbird Alice Hoffman***
19 Monk's Hood Ellis Peters****
20 The Railway Children E. Nesbit****
21 Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine****
22 Killman Creek Rachel Caine***
23 Lion: A Long Way Home Saroo Brierley*****
24 Look Closer Rachel Amphlett****
25 Wonder R.J. Palacio*****
26 The Collectors Philip Pullman***
27 No. More. Plastic.: What you can do to make a difference – the #2minutesolution Martin Dorey****
28 Northern Lights Philip Pullman****
29 The Sculthorpe Murder Karen Charlton***
30 The Twits Roald Dahl***
31 Now You See Her Heidi Perks****
32 The Sans Pareil Mystery Karen Charlton***
33 Bring Me Back B.A. Paris****
34 The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris*****
35 Ink Alice Broadway****
36 Forever . . . Judy Blume****
37 The Fault in Our Stars John Green****
38 Animal Farm George Orwell****
39 Moriarty Anthony Horowitz****
40 The House of Silk Anthony Horowitz****
41 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Seek Anthony O'Neill**
42 A Dog of Flanders Louise De La Ramee****
43 A Girl Called Owl Amy Wilson****
44 Katie Watson and the Painter's Plot Mez Blume**
45 The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle John Dickson Carr****
46 Tin Man Sarah Winman****
47 The Girls in the Garden Lisa Jewell***
48 Matilda Roald Dahl****
49 Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma David Boyle****
50 The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway****
51 Tithe Holly Black***
52 Valiant Holly Black***
53 Ironside Holly Black***
54 Sealskin Su Bristow****
55 The Girl Who Cried Wolf Bella James***
56 The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson****
57 Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare****
58 Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare****
59 Clockwork Princess Cassandra Clare****
60 The Lost Plot Genevieve Cogman****
61 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark****
62 The Girl With All the Gifts M.R. Carey****
63 Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Neil Gaiman****
64 King's Cage Victoria Aveyard****
65 The Moon of Gomrath Alan Garner****

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Clare Skeets | 969 comments Long term Challenge 1:

Reading Britain

Cheshire: Sing Me To Sleep 2016
Cornwall: Ross Poldark
Devon: The Dragonfly Pool
Dorset: What Doesn't Kill You
East Sussex
Hereford and Worcester
Humberside: Val Wood
Isle of Wight
Kent: The Silent Touch of Shadows
Lancashire: The Daylight Gate
Norfolk: ideas PD James Unnatural Causes / Nicci French
North Yorkshire: Bram Stoker Dracula / Bronte
Northumberland: The Heiress of Linn Hagh Karen Charlton
Nottinghamshire: DH Lawrence Sons and Lovers / similar
Oxfordshire: White Gold Rachel Amphlett
Shropshire: A Morbid Taste for Bones Ellis Peters
Somerset: Local Girl Missing Claire Douglas
West Sussex


Edinburgh: Saints of the Shadow Bible 2016

Cardiff: Blue Sky July Nia Wyn 2016

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Clare Skeets | 969 comments Long Term Challenge 4:
BBC The Big Read 0-100

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
✓The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Dec 2017
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne read Jan 2017
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson 2017
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez June 2017
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 2018
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Dune by Frank Herbert
Emma by Jane Austen
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - read Dec 2015
✓The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Mar 2018
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Animal Farm by George Orwell - Aug 2018
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Stand by Stephen King
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - read Dec2016
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
The Magus by John Fowles
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
Matilda by Roald Dahl 2018
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Ulysses by James Joyce
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
The Twits by Roald Dahl 2018
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Holes by Louis Sachar
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Magician by Raymond E. Feist
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Katherine by Anya Seton
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot March 2016
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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Clare Skeets | 969 comments Long term Challenge 4 continued:
BBC The Big Read 101 - 200

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
The Beach by Alex Garland
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend
The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The Dare Game by Jacqueline Wilson
Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde Jan 2018
Shōgun by James Clavell
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging Louise Rennison
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
✓ The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Oct 2015
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Girls in Tears by Jacqueline Wilson
Sleepovers by Jacqueline Wilson
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
It by Stephen King
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Green Mile by Stephen King
Papillon by Henri Charrière
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
River God by Wilbur Smith
Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
Girls Out Late by Jacqueline Wilson
The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
✓ The Witches by Roald Dahl 0 Oct 2015
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
They Used to Play on Grass by Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
The Old Man and the Seaby Ernest Hemingway
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
✓ Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder Dec 2016
Dustbin Baby by Jacqueline Wilson
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Silas Marner by George Eliot
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Man and Boy by Tony Parsons
The Truth by Terry Pratchett
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews

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Clare Skeets | 969 comments Long term Challenge 5:

A book published every year since I was born
1974: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
1975:Forever . . . Judy Blume
1977: A Morbid Taste for Bones Ellis Peters
1979: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
1980: Monk's Hood Ellis Peters

1986: Redwall Brian Jacques
1988: Matilda Roald Dahl

1991: The Story of Tracy Beaker Jacqueline Wilson
1993: The Giver Lois Lowry
1995: Favorite Greek Myths Bob Blaisdell
1996: A Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin
1997: Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
1998: A Clash of Kings George R.R. Martin
1999: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging Louise Rennison

2002: Tithe Holly Black
2004: Astonishing X-Men, Volume 1: Gifted Joss Whedon
2005: The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
2006:The Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan
2007: Blue Sky July Nia Wyn
2008: The White Tiger Aravind Adiga
2009: The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi
2010: Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare

2011: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Catherynne M. Valente
2012: In the Land of the Long White Cloud Sarah Lark
2013: Song of the Spirits Sarah Lark
2014: Five Children on the Western Front Kate Saunders
2015: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow Katherine Woodfine
2016: The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth Katherine Woodfine
2017: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Michael Finkel
2018: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/popula...) then change 2010 to whatever year you're looking for.

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Clare Skeets | 969 comments Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018

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1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. True crime
3. The next book in a series you started: King's Cage Victoria Aveyard
4. A book involving a heist
5. Nordic noir
6. A novel based on a real person The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
8. A book with a time of day in the title: Endless Night Agatha Christie
9. A book about a villain or antihero: The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
10. A book about death or grief
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym: Monk's Hood Ellis Peters
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist Tin Man Sarah Winman
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you Wonder R.J. Palacio
15. A book about feminism
16. A book about mental health
17. A book that was given to you as a gift Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Neil Gaiman
18. A book by two authors Cold Kill P.J. Tracy
19. A book about or involving a sport
20. A book by a local author
21. A book with your favorite color in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel: A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
24. A book with a weather element in the title
25. A book set at sea The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway
26. A book with an animal in the title Lion Saroo Brierley
27. A book set on a different planet
28. A book with song lyrics in the titles Bring Me Back B.A. Paris
29. A book about or set in Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins: The Sisters Claire Douglas
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read: Matilda Roald Dahl
34. A book that’s published in 2018: The Lost Plot Genevieve Cogman
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner The Fault in Our Stars John Green
36. A book set in the decade you were born
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to: The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
38. A book with an ugly cover
39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library: Ink and Bone Rachel Caine
40. You favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges A book based on mythology Sealskin Su Bristow

41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
42. A cyberpunk book
43. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
44. A book tied to your ancestry
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
46. An allegory Animal Farm George Orwell
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare
48. A microhistory
49. A book about a problem facing society today No. More. Plastic.: What you can do to make a difference – the #2minutesolution Martin Dorey
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge

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