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message 1: by Kathryn (last edited Feb 21, 2018 07:20PM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments I haven't committed to as many challenges this year as last year (when I certainly over-committed myself!).

I’m hoping to participate in 5 yearly organized challenges, a personal challenge that will take all year (and will most likely be ongoing!), possibly some 3 month seasonal challenges if they take my fancy, a TBR twin read in the 2018 Reading Challenge group if I have the time and remember to sign up, and monthly reads in various groups as time permits and as the inclination strikes!

Books for some challenges will overlap with other challenges. All lists are subject to change throughout the course of the year, dependent on availability and mood ☺

I will aim to keep track of my progress in this thread as well as in the relevant challenge threads.


message 2: by Kathryn (last edited Jan 01, 2018 01:35AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Yearly organized challenges
1. Annual Aussie Author Challenge (Aussie Readers’ Group)
2. Aussie Author A-Z Challenge (Aussie Readers’ Group)
3. Bingo Challenge (Bound Together Group)
4. Popsugar Reading Challenge (Ultimate Popsugar Challenge Group)
5. 2018 Reading Challenge - Part One
2018 Reading Challenge - Part Two(Around The Year In 52 Books)

Personal challenge – to take all year (or longer!) Links not working yet from here down:
- new authors and previously read authors to read more of
- owned/borrowed and unread books
- Aussie Readers' Top Books of 2017
- Christian fiction
- non-fiction
- new releases
- twin reads

Aussie Readers’ Seasonal Challenges
1. Summer 2017/2018 – January/February
2. Autumn – March/April/May
3. Winter – June/July/August
4. Spring – September/October/November –
5. Summer 2018/2019 – December –

Any Quarterly Challenges I participate in in other groups

Link to series list below

Link to series I'd like to start

Links to monthly reading lists and challenges below:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


message 3: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 25, 2018 03:59AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Yearly challenge #1
Annual Aussie Author Challenge - Read Around Australia (Aussie Readers’ group)
Duration: 1 January, 2018 - 31 December, 2018

Completed 48/48


This year's Aussie Author challenge is a little different. Whether you are a dinky die Aussie or an international reader wanting to discover some talented new authors, the Annual Aussie Author Challenge 2018 is for you!

Read a minimum of 12 books for the year by Australian Authors...

3 x Male Authors
3 x Female Authors
3 x 2018 New Release
3 x Favourite genre (Mystery, Horror, Romance, YA, etc)

Level One: 12 titles (one set)
Level Two: 24 titles (two sets)
Level Three: 36 titles (three sets)

Male authors
1. Marlborough Man by Alan Carter - 4★
2. The Mystery of Swordfish Reef by Arthur W. Upfield - 3★
3. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (ATY - wk11) - 3.5★
4. Troll Mountain by Matthew Reilly - 3.5★
5. Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly - 4★
6. The Story Of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay - 3★
7. Paperback Hero by Antony J. Bowman - 4★
8. Safari by Tony Park - 3★
9. The Love That I Have by James Moloney - 5★
10. Kingdom of the Strong by Tony Cavanaugh (ATY - wk29) - 3★
11. South of Darkness by John Marsden - 3.5★
12. The Tournament by Matthew Reilly - 4★

Marlborough Man by Alan Carter The Mystery of Swordfish Reef by Arthur W. Upfield Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey Troll Mountain by Matthew Reilly Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves (Shane Schofield, #4) by Matthew Reilly The Story Of Danny Dunn by Bryce Courtenay Paperback Hero by Antony J. Bowman Safari by Tony Park The Love That I Have by James Moloney Kingdom of the Strong (Darian Richards, #4) by Tony Cavanaugh South of Darkness by John Marsden The Tournament by Matthew Reilly


Female authors
1. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey - 4★
2. Force of Nature by Jane Harper - 4★
3. The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney - 4★
4. The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty - 3.5★
5. Last Chance Cafe by Liz Byrski - 3.5★
6. Web of Deceit by Katherine Howell - 4.5★
7. Forgotten by Nicole Trope - 5★
8. Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder - 3.5★
9. To The Sea by Christine Dibley - 3.5★
10. Lost & Found by Brooke Davis (ATY wk17) - 2.5★
11. The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville - 3★
12. Deserving Death by Katherine Howell - 4★

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2) by Jane Harper The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty Last Chance Cafe by Liz Byrski Web of Deceit (Detective Ella Marconi #6) by Katherine Howell Forgotten by Nicole Trope Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder To The Sea by Christine Dibley
Lost & Found by Brooke Davis The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville Deserving Death (Detective Ella Marconi, #7) by Katherine Howell

New releases
1. The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan - 4★
2. Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer - 4★
3. Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon - 4★
4. The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper - 4★
5. Into the Night by Sarah Bailey - 4★
6. The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning - 3★
7. The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale - 3.5★
8. The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell - 3.5★
9. Happy Never After: why the happiness fairytale is driving us mad by Jill Stark - 3.5★
10. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland - 3.5★
11. Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer - 4★
12. On quiet by Nikki Gemmell - 3★


The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2) by Sarah Bailey The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell Happy Never After why the happiness fairytale is driving us mad (and how I flipped the script) by Jill Stark The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer On quiet by Nikki Gemmell


Favourite genre - Historical fiction
1. Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman - 3.5★
2. We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow - 3.5★
3. A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay - 4.5★
4. Gilgamesh by Joan London - 2.5★
5. The Girl from Munich by Tania Blanchard - 3★
6. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - 3.5★
7. Present Darkness by Malla Nunn - 3★
8. Pied Piper by Nevil Shute - 3★
9. Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader - 3.5★
10. The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater - 3.5★
11. The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - 4★
12. The Juliet Code by Christine Wells - 5★

Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay Gilgamesh by Joan London The Girl from Munich (The Girl from Munich #1) by Tania Blanchard The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris Present Darkness (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #4) by Malla Nunn Pied Piper by Nevil Shute Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton The Juliet Code by Christine Wells


message 4: by Kathryn (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:16AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Yearly challenge #2
Aussie Readers’ A-Z Challenge (Aussie Readers’ group)
Duration: 1 January, 2018 - 31 December, 2018


Completed 25.5/26

A - Book by an AUTHOR from a country you've never visited
Under a Black Sky by Inger Wolf - 4★

B - Book which you BORROWED
The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey - AA - 4★

C - Book with a CAT on the cover
Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly - 3★
Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly

D - Book which has DARK themes
Marlborough Man by Alan Carter - AA - 4★

E - Book with an EMERALD cover
Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder - AA - 3.5★
Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder

F - Book which is FIRST in a series
A Cotswold Killing by Rebecca Tope - 4★

G- Book from a GENRE you don't usually read
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - science fiction - 4.5★

H - Read a HISTORICAL book set in two different time periods
The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper - AA - 4★

I - Book about an INTERESTING woman
The Juliet Code by Christine Wells - AA - main character Juliet inspired by spy Noor Inayat Khan - 5★

J - Book where the main character goes on a JOURNEY
Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman - AA - 3.5★

K - Book with a KNIFE on the cover
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss - 3.5★
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #1) by Theodora Goss

L - Read a book which is your LATEST purchase
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee - 4★

M - Read a book where MAGIC is a main part
To The Sea by Christine Dibley - AA - 3.5★

N - Read a book with a NUMBER in the title
Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon - AA - 4★

O - Read a book with a ONE word title
Gilgamesh by Joan London - AA - 2.5★

P - Read a book where the author uses a PSEUDONYM
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith - 4★

Q - Read a book with a QUEEN either on the cover or in the text
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris - in progress

R - Read a book which has been RECOMMENDED to you
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - recommended by Mish - 5★

S - Read a book with one of the four SEASONS in the title
The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell - AA - 3.5★

T - Read a book which has lingered on your TBR for too long
The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee has been on my list since the end of Dec 2012! - 3.5★

U - Read a book with an UMBRELLA on the cover
The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith - 3.5★
The Right Attitude to Rain (Sunday Philosophy Club, #3) by Alexander McCall Smith

V - Read a book with a VIVID cover
A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay - AA - the Jacarandas are vivid - 4.5★

W - Read a book set in WAR time
We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow - AA - 3.5★

X - Read a book about music - finding a XYLOPHONE in the text would be good
The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan - AA - 4★
- unless I read Music And Freedom by Zoë Morrison (AA) and find it includes a xylophone!

Y - Read a book with a YELLOW cover
Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy - 3★
Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy

Z - Read a book with ZANY characters
Louisa Clark in Still Me by Jojo Moyes is quite a zany character - 4★

Under a Black Sky (Part of the Daniel Trokics Series) by Inger Wolf The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly Marlborough Man by Alan Carter Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder A Cotswold Killing (Thea Osborne, #1) by Rebecca Tope Dark Matter by Blake Crouch The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper The Juliet Code by Christine Wells Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #1) by Theodora Goss Friendship Bread by Darien Gee To The Sea by Christine Dibley Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon Gilgamesh by Joan London Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith Q Ready Player One by Ernest Cline The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee The Right Attitude to Rain (Sunday Philosophy Club, #3) by Alexander McCall Smith A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy Still Me (Me Before You #3) by Jojo Moyes


message 5: by Kathryn (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:24AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Yearly challenge #3
Bound Together BINGO (Bound Together group)
Duration: 1 January, 2018 - 31 December, 2018


Completed 24/25

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Row 1:
B. Hobbledehoy - a clumsy or awkward youth - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - the main character, Will, was an awkward youth in real life, so he spent most of his life in virtual reality (in 2044) where he could take on a different, more confident, persona - 5★
I. Billingsgate - foul, vulgar abusive language - The Scandal by Fredrik Backman - 2.5★
N. Symmachy - fighting jointly against a common enemy - especially appropriate for Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves when Scarecrow joins up with a group trying to get him in order to defeat a larger enemy - 4★
G. Lepid - amusing or pleasant - The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney was both amusing and pleasant - 4★
O. Luctation - a struggle - there was a struggle to survive the plane crash for 2 of the characters in Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - 4★

Row 2:
B. Recherché - rare, exotic, obscure, unusual; also, pretentious - The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss - definitely unusual - 3.5★
I. Hygge - feeling of coziness, comfort; happiness and warmth - Friendship Bread by Darien Gee epitomized this! - 4★
N. Emberlucock - to confuse or bewilder - Everything You Told Me by Lucy Dawson was definitely bewildering! - 4.5★
G. Gallimaufry - a mixture of different things; hodge-podge - The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan - the lost things collected by Anthony Peardew were a real hodge-podge! 3.5★
O. Unguiferous - producing, having, or supporting nails or claws - several of the animals/characters in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling had nails or claws - 4★

Row 3:
B. Quantulum - a small amount or portion - lots of small amounts in a book of short stories - Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy - 3★
I. Impavid - fearless - Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman - this describes the main character very well - 3.5★
N. Contumacious - stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient - the main character in Ella Minnow Pea was definitely perverse in fighting for what she believed in - 3★
G. Crackjaw - hard to pronounce - being set in Ireland, a lot of the place names and local words were hard for me to pronounce in Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly - 3★
O. Dowsabel - sweetheart - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - the story is of the main character, lake, and his love for the sweetheart he met at Auschwitz, Gita - 3.5★

Row 4:
B. Rampallion - ruffian, scoundrel, villain - Marlborough Man by Alan Carter had several scoundrels/villains in it - 4★
I. Trouvaille - something lovely found by chance - The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith - 4★
N. Fardel - anything cumbersome or irksome - I found Bel Canto by Ann Patchett to be rather cumbersome - 2★
G. Niveous - snowy, white - set in Alaska in winter (I think), so lots of snow in Under a Black Sky by Inger Wolf - 4★
O. Tsundoku - buys books and doesn’t read them

Row 5:
B. Lachrymogenic - causing tears or weeping - The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan - lots of weeping by the main character - 4★
I. Morbus - disease, sickness - Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer - 4★
N. Urbicolous - of or pertaining to a city; urban - the city of Brisbane plays a big part in A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay - 4.5★
G. Scrimshank - to avoid one's obligations or share of work; shirk responsibility - I have been avoiding obligations and shirking responsibility in order to read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling - 5★
O. Parviscient - having little knowledge - The Litigators by John Grisham fits this very well - the main characters had very little knowledge about a case they were taking to trial! - 4★

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline The Scandal by Fredrik Backman Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves (Shane Schofield, #4) by Matthew Reilly The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #1) by Theodora Goss Friendship Bread by Darien Gee Everything You Told Me by Lucy Dawson The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling

Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Marlborough Man by Alan Carter The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Under a Black Sky (Part of the Daniel Trokics Series) by Inger Wolf O4

The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling The Litigators by John Grisham


message 6: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 29, 2018 12:52AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Yearly challenge #4
Popsugar Challenge (Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge group)
Link to challenge in Bookclub
Duration: 1 January, 2018 - 31 December, 2018


Completed 34/50

1. A book made into a movie you've already seen
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - 4★
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly (ATY8)
The Giver by Lois Lowry

2. True Crime
Milat: Inside Australia's Biggest Manhunt - A Detective's Story by Clive Small - AA - 3★

3. The next book in a series you started
Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly - AA - 4★

4. A book involving a heist
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom

5. Nordic noir
Under a Black Sky by Inger Wolf (ATY6) - 4★

6. A novel based on a real person
Return to Me by Lynn Austin (ATY5) - 4★

7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
Antactica –
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond (ATY31) - 4★
Clade by James Bradley – AA

8. A book with a time of day in the title
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore - 4★

9. A book about a villain or antihero
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - 4.5★
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan (ATY25)

10. A book about death or grief
Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder - 3.5★

11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith - 4★

12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
Deserving Death by Katherine Howell - 4★

13. A book that is set in/around the theatre/entertainment industry (originally "also a stage play or musical")
The Glitter Game by Judy Nunn - AA
Centre Stage by Judy Nunn - AA - 3.5★
Araluen by Judy Nunn - AA

14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
That Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng??
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
Anything by Randa Abdel-Fattah
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Unashamed by Lecrae Moore

15. A book about feminism
Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists by Robert Wainwright – AA?

16. A book about mental health
Lost & Found by Brooke Davis - AA - 2.5★
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
Into the Night by Sarah Bailey - AA - 4★

18. A book by two authors
The Memory Game by Nicci French - 3★

19. A book about or involving a sport
The Scandal by Fredrik Backman - 2.5★

20. A book by a local author
Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon - 4★

21. A book with your favorite color in the title
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery - 4★

22. A book with alliteration in the title
Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly - 3★

23. A book about time travel
The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - (ATY33) - not exactly time travel, but close enough, I think - 4.5★

24. A book with a a celestial body in the title (originally "weather element")
Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman – AA - 3.5★

25. A book set at sea
South of Darkness by John Marsden – AA - 3.5★

26. A book with an animal in the title
The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale - 3.5★
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg
Currawong Manor by Josephine Pennicott – AA
Silkworm Secrets by Lea Davey – AA

27. A book set on a different planet
The Martian by Andy Weir - 5★

28. A book involving music (originally “with song lyrics in the title”)
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - AA - 4★

29. A book about or set on Halloween
Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope (#3 Thea Osborne)
Fiber and Brimstone by Laura Childs (#8 Scrapbooking)
Gossamer Ghost by Laura Childs (#12 Scrapbooking)
Ming Tea Murder (#16 Tea Shop)
Frill Kill (#5 Scrapbooking)

30. A book with characters who are twins
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - 5★

31. A book mentioned in another book
A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
The Group by Mary McCarthy
(all mentioned in The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club)

32. A book recommended by a friend's book club (or as originally - "from a celebrity book club")
Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey by Sharon Garlough Brown
or Reese Witherspoon: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
or Emma Watson: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
or Oprah: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

33. A childhood classic you've never read
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

34. A book that's published in 2018
Still Me by Jojo Moyes - 4★

35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson (ATY16)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

36. A book set in the decade you were born
Calico Joe by John Grisham
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to
Losing Kate by Kylie Kaden - AA (ATY41)
The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

38. A book with an ugly cover
Pig City: From The Saints to Savage Garden by Andrew Stafford - AA
Pig City From The Saints to Savage Garden by Andrew Stafford

39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin (ATY28) - 3★
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom

40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges
Book that takes place in your hometown – 2015 - A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay - 4.5★
Book from an author you love but haven’t read yet – 2015 - Liane Moriarty - AA
Book based on a fairytale - 2016 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


2018 Popsugar Advanced Reading Challenge

1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
Malice by Danielle Steel?

2. A cyberpunk book
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - 5★

3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
The Testament of Caspar Schultz by Jack Higgins - 3.5★

4. A book involving adoption (originally “tied to your ancestry”)
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
?A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

5. A book with any food in the title (originally “fruit or vegetable”)
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee - 4★

6. An allegory
Animal Farm? by George Orwell
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
Web of Deceit by Katherine Howell - AA - 4.5★

8. A microhistory
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach??
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

9. A book about a problem facing society today
Teenage overweight/obesity - Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall - 5★

10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
From Mish:
The Girl In Times Square by Paullina Simons
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova



message 7: by Kathryn (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:29AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Yearly challenge #5
Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge (Around the Year in 52 Books group)
Duration: 1 January, 2018 - 31 December, 2018


Completed 41/52

AA︎ Australian Author
⌘ Non-fiction
✓ Owned

First half

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title – 1/1 – 5/1
Are Those Your Underpants on the Conveyor?: Hilarious Tales of Travel on a Very Small Planet by Mark Sheehan
The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee - 3.5★
Days Like These by Kristian Anderson
French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani


2. A book from the first 10 books added to your TBR list (sorted by date; i.e. the books on your TBR the longest) – 6/1 – 12/1
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Following the Equator by Mark Twain ⌘ ✓
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men And Mountains by Jon Krakauer
Travels by Michael Crichton
April Fool's Day by Bryce Courtenay AA
The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham
The Rector's Daughter by F.M. Mayor
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee - 4★
Days Like These by Kristian Anderson
Life In His Hands by Susan Wyndham
London by Edward Rutherfurd

3. A book from the 2017 GR Choice Awards – 13/1 – 19/1
The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey - 4★

4. 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author name, etc) – 20/1 – 26/1
Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly - 3★
To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

5. A book about or inspired by real events – 27/1 – 2/2
Return to Me by Lynn Austin - 4★
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

6. A book originally written in a language other than English – 3/2 – 9/2
Under a Black Sky by Inger Wolf - Danish - 4★

7. A gothic novel – 10/2 – 16/2
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss - 3.5★
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

8. An "own voices" book (a book about marginalised protagonists (by ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, mental illness, etc) written by an author who shares that same identity) – 17/2 – 23/2
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly

9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) – 24/2 – 2/3
Life In His Hands by Susan Wyndham
One Pair of Hands by Monica Dickens
One Pair of Feet by Monica Dickens

10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) – 3/3 – 9/3
The Girl from Munich by Tania Blanchard - 3★

11. A literary fiction – 10/3 – 16/3
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey AA - 3.5★

12. A book set in Africa or South America – 17/3 – 23/3
Zambezi by Tony Park ☀︎
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - 2.5★

13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) – 24/3 – 30/3
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris ✓ - 4★
A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter

14. 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #2 Fire – 31/3 – 6/4
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling - 5★
Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay AA
Keep the Home Fires Burning by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

15. A book with an unique format/writing structure – 7/4 – 13/4
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn - 3★

16. A narrative nonfiction – 14/4 – 20/4
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

17. A book you expect to make you laugh – 21/4 – 27/4
Sadly it didn't make me laugh, although it was a bit farcical by the end... - Lost & Found by Brooke Davis AA - 2.5★

18. A book with a location in the title – 28/4 – 4/5
The Girl In Times Square by Paullina Simons
London by Edward Rutherfurd
At Home in Thrush Green by Miss Read
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan
The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
Paris Letters by Janice Macleod
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris AA - 3★
The Safest Place in London by Maggie Joel AA

19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) – 5/5 – 11/5
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - 4★
John le Carré
Dorothy Gilman
Stephen King
Ken Follett
Margaret Maron
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends – 12/5 – 18/5
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - 4.5★
The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner

21. A book written in first person perspective – 19/5 – 25/5
Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall - 5★

22. A book you have high expectations or hope for – 26/5 – 1/6
Force of Nature by Jane Harper AA - 4★

23. A medical or legal thriller – 2/6 – 8/6
The Brethren by John Grisham
The Appeal by John Grisham
The Litigators by John Grisham - 4★

24. A book with a map – 9/6 – 15/6
The Martian by Andy Weir - 5★
The Last Hours by Minette Walters

25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view – 16/6 – 22/6
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - 4.5★
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan

26. A book with a text only cover – 23/6 – 29/6
The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey ✓AA
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss


message 8: by Kathryn (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:28AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge (Around the Year in 52 Books group

Second half of the challenge

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, the apocalypse, serious illness, etc) – 30/6 – 6/7
Gilgamesh by Joan London AA - 2.5★
The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

28. 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #3 Water – 7/7 – 13/7
The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper - 4★
The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin
The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright
Paris Letters by Janice Macleod
Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay AA︎

29. A book with a "Clue" weapons on the cover or in the title (i.e. lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, or wrench) – 14/7 – 20/7
Kingdom of the Strong by Tony Cavanaugh AA︎ - person is holding a gun that can (just) be seen - 3★

30. A short book (your interpretation) – 21/7 – 27/7
On quiet by Nikki Gemmell - 3★

31. A book set in a country you would like to visit but have never been to – 28/7 – 3/8
Antarctica:
Clade by James Bradley AA
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
Canada:
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery - 4★
Still Life by Louise Penny

32. An alternate history book – 4/8 – 10/8
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson??
Devoured by D.E. Meredith
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr
The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Titanic Secret by Jack Steel
The Ripper Secret by Jack Steel

33. A book that is connected (e.g. title, cover, content) to a word or phrase "born" in the same year as you (link) – 11/8 – 17/8
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - 4.5★

34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 Polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close call (link) – 18/8 – 24/8
A book picked off your TBR by a family member or a friend
The Girl In Times Square by Paullina Simons - chosen by Mish
or A book that is set during the winter or in a snowy environment
The Scandal by Fredrik Backman - 2.5★

35. A book featuring a murder – 25/8 – 31/8
Signal for Vengeance by Edward Marston - 3.5★

36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before – 1/9 – 7/9
Sixty Seconds: How long is the road to forgiveness? by Jesse Blackadder AA
The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller
Forgotten by Nicole Trope AA - 5★
Blame by Nicole Trope AA
To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith AA
A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Unashamed by Lecrae Moore
Music And Freedom by Zoë Morrison AA

37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (lists) – 8/9 – 14/9
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson - 2.5★
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

38. A science book OR a science fiction book – 15/9 – 21/9
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - 5★

39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title – 22/9 – 28/9
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link) – 29/9 – 5/10
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - 5★
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
The Giver by Lois Lowry

41. A book by an author with the same first and last initial – 6/10 – 12/10
The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney - 4★
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson,
The Tenth Gift (Crossed Bones) by Jane Johnson
Losing Kate by Kylie Kaden ☀︎
Take Two by Karen Kingsbury
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater – 13/10 – 19/10
Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer - 4★ ☀︎

43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence – 20/10 – 26/10
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - 5★
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
All That Is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon
Keep the Home Fires Burning by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

44. A ghost story – 27/10 – 2/11
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - 4★

45. A book that intimidates/ scares you – 3/11 – 9/11

46. 4 books linked by the four elements: Book #4 Air – 10/11 – 16/11
All That Is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon

47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own – 17/11 – 23/11
Something by Randa Abdel-Fattah
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

48. A book related to one of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) – 24/11 – 30/11

49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link) – 1/12 – 7/12
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - 3.5★
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) – 8/12 – 14/12
The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith - 3.5★

51. An award-winning short story or short story collection – 15/12 – 21/12
Australia Day by Melanie Cheng ☀︎
Reasons I Won't Be Coming by Elliot Perlman ☀︎
Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks (I'm hoping this one wins an award at some point before the end of 2018!)

52. A book published in 2018 – 22/12 – 28/12
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (if published in 2018)
Still Me by Jojo Moyes - 4★


message 10: by Kathryn (last edited Nov 28, 2018 02:48AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Owned/borrowed and unread (carried over from 2016)
Physical books:
Kimberley Sun - Di Morrissey
Griffith Review 32: Wicked Problems, Exquisite Dilemmas – Griffith Review
Brother FishBryce Courtenay
Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
Le Chateau by Sarah Ridout
Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman - 3.5★
The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion by Leonard Sweet
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee - 4★
We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow - 3.5★
The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan - 4★
The Good Teacher by P.J. Kelly
Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman
She's All That by Kristin Billerbeck
Yesterday by Felicia Yap
The Cat's Miaow by Jacqueline Perry-Strickland
A Mother's Confession by Kelly Rimmer
Eleanor's Secret by Caroline Beecham
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

iBooks:
Transgression by Randy Ingermanson
Far Horizons by Katharine Swartz
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner
Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris - 4★

Kindle:
The Gardener Who Could See by John Jetty
Following the Equator by Mark Twain
The Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Under a Black Sky by Inger Wolf - 4★
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan - 3.5★


message 11: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 25, 2018 04:09AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Aussie Readers’ Top Books of 2017

Aussie authors:
1. The Road to Winter by Mark Smith - Brenda
2. Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer - Brenda, Sally
3. Thirst by L.A. Larkin - Brenda
4. The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham - Sally
5. Forgotten by Nicole Trope - Odette - 5★
6. Force of Nature by Jane Harper - Odette, Carolyn, Phrynne - 4★
7. To The Sea by Christine Dibley - Deborah - 3.5★
8. When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett - Andrea
9. The Tournament by Matthew Reilly - Noelene - 4★
10. Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett - Carolyn

International authors:
1. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris - Sally - 4★
2. Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil - Sally
3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Odette, Phrynne
4. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - Andrea - 4★
5. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - Ace
6. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore - Carolyn
7. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - Carolyn - 4.5★


message 12: by Kathryn (last edited Aug 30, 2018 01:07AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Christian Fiction – 1/month

Completed 3/12

1. Return to Me by Lynn Austin - 4★
2. If I Live by Terri Blackstock
3. Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin - 3★
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message 15: by Kathryn (last edited Feb 06, 2018 01:57PM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments TBR Twin Reads

January
N/A

February
A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay with Simply Kristen

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


message 16: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 31, 2018 09:23PM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Series I am currently reading
Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear
1. Maisie Dobbs
2. Birds of a Feather
3. Pardonable Lies
4. Messenger of Truth
5. An Incomplete Revenge
6. Among the Mad
7. The Mapping of Love and Death
8. A Lesson in Secrets
9. Elegy for Eddie
10. Leaving Everything Most Loved
11. A Dangerous Place
12. Journey to Munich

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith
1. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
2. Tears of the Giraffe
3. Morality for Beautiful Girls
4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men
5. The Full Cupboard of Life
6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
7. Blue Shoes and Happiness
8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
10. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
11. The Double Comfort Safari Club
12. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
13. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
14. The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
15. The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café
16. The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
17. Precious and Grace
18. The House of Unexpected Sisters
19. The Colours of all the Cattle

The Isabel Dalhousie series by Alexander McCall Smith
1. The Sunday Philosophy Club
2. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
3. The Right Attitude to Rain
4. The Careful Use of Compliments
5. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
6. The Lost Art of Gratitude
7. The Charming Quirks of Others.
8. The Forgotten Affairs Of Youth
9. The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
10. The Novel Habits of Happiness

The Irish Country series by Patrick Taylor
1. An Irish Country Doctor
2. An Irish Country Village
3. An Irish Country Christmas
4. An Irish Country Girl
5. An Irish Country Courtship
6. A Dublin Student Doctor
7. An Irish Country Wedding
8. Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor
9. An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War
10. An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea: An Irish Country Novel
11. An Irish Country Love Story

The Railway Detective - Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck series by Edward Marston
1. The Railway Detective
2. The Excursion Train
3. The Railway Viaduct
4. The Iron Horse
5. Murder on the Brighton Express
6. The Silver Locomotive Mystery
7. Railway to the Grave
8. Blood on the Line
9. The Stationmaster's Farewell
10. Peril on the Royal Train
11. A Ticket to Oblivion
12. Timetable of Death
13. Signal for Vengeance
14. The Circus Train Conspiracy
15. A Christmas Railway Mystery

The Detective Ella Marconi series by Katherine Howell
1. Frantic
2. The Darkest Hour
3. Cold Justice
4. Violent Exposure
5. Silent Fear
6. Web of Deceit
7. Deserving Death
8. Tell the Truth

The Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte series by Arthur W. Upfield
1. The Barrakee Mystery
2. The Sands of Windee
3. Wings Above the Diamantina
4. Murder Down Under
5. Winds of Evil
6. The Bone is Pointed
7. The Mystery of Swordfish Reef
8. No Footprints in the Bush
9. Death of a Swagman
10. The Devil's Steps
11. An Author Bites the Dust
12. The Mountains Have a Secret
13. The Widows of Broome
14. The Bachelors of Broken Hill
15. The New Shoe
There are actually 29 in this series, but this will do for the moment!!

The Joseph O'Loughlin series by Michael Robotham
1. Suspect
2. Lost
3. Shatter
4. Bleed for Me
5. The Wreckage
6. Say You're Sorry
7. Watching You
8. Close Your Eyes

The Theodore Boone series by John Grisham
1. Theodore Boone
2. The Abduction
3. The Accused
4. The Activist
5. The Fugitive

The Convict Girls series by Deborah Challinor
1. Behind the Sun
2. Girl of Shadows
3. The Silk Thief
4. A Tattooed Heart

The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith
1. The Cuckoo's Calling
2. The Silkworm
3. Career of Evil
4. Lethal White
5.

The Wishes series by G.J. Walker-Smith
1. Saving Wishes
2. Second Hearts
3. Storm Shells
+ 3 others

The Max Tudor series by G.M. Malliet
1. Wicked Autumn
2. A Fatal Winter
3. Pagan Spring
4. The Haunted Season
5. Devil's Breath

The Frieda Klein series by Nicci French
1. Blue Monday
2. Tuesday's Gone
3. Waiting for Wednesday
4. Thursday's Child
5. Friday on My Mind

The Dr Dody McLeland series by Felicity Young
1. A Dissection of Murder
2. Antidote to Murder
3. The Scent of Murder
4. The Insanity of Murder
5. A Donation of Murder

The Poldark Saga by Winston Graham
1. Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
2. Demelza
3. Jeremy Poldark
4. Warleggan
5. The Black Moon
6. The Four Swans
7. The Angry Tide
8. The Stranger from the Sea
9. The Miller's Dance
10. The Loving Cup
11. The Twisted Sword
12. Bella Poldark

The Thea Osborne series by Rebecca Tope
1. A Cotswold Killing
2. A Cotswold Ordeal
3. Death in the Cotswolds
4. A Cotswold Mystery
5. Blood in the Cotswolds
6. Slaughter in the Cotswolds
7. Fear in the Cotswolds
8. A Grave in the Cotswolds
9. Deception in the Cotswolds
10. Malice in the Cotswolds
11. Shadows in the Cotswolds
12. Trouble in the Cotswolds
13. Revenge in the Cotswolds
14. Guilt in the Cotswolds
15. Peril in the Cotswolds
16. Crisis in the Cotswolds


message 17: by Kathryn (last edited Nov 14, 2018 03:58AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Series I like the sound of and completed series
The Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny - Still Life

The Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries series by Julia Spencer-Fleming - In the Bleak Midwinter

The Darko Dawson series by Kwei Quartey - Wife of the Gods

Love and Inheritance Trilogy by Fay Weldon - Habits of the House

The Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo - Sworn to Silence

The Chief Inspector Barnaby series by Caroline Graham - The Killings at Badger's Drift

The Crochet Mystery series by Betty Hechtman - Hooked on Murder

The Harris Stuyvesant series by Laurie R. King - Touchstone

The Commissario Brunetti series by Donna Leon - Death at La Fenice

The Mobile Library Mystery series by Ian Sansom - The Case of the Missing Books

The Detective Jill Jackson series by Leah GiarratanoVodka Doesn't Freeze


Completed Series

The Scarecrow series by Matthew Reilly - COMPLETED
1. Ice Station
2. Area 7
3. Scarecrow
4. Hell Island
5. Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves

The Detective Emmanuel Cooper series by Malla Nunn - COMPLETED
1. A Beautiful Place to Die
2. Let The Dead Lie
3. Blessed Are the Dead
4. Present Darkness

The Mitchell Parker series by Helen Goltz - COMPLETED
1. Mastermind
2. Graveyard of the Atlantic
3. The Fourth Reich

The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie - COMPLETED
1. Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
2. Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
3. Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
4. Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins
5. Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation
6. Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love

The Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson - COMPLETED
1. The Yada Yada Prayer Group
2. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down
3. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real
4. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough
5. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught
6. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling
7. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out

Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin - COMPLETED
1. Gods and Kings
2. Song of Redemption
3. The Strength of His Hand
4. Faith of My Fathers
5. Among the Gods

The Bill Hodges series by Stephen King - COMPLETED
1. Mr. Mercedes
2. Finders Keepers
3. End of Watch

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs - COMPLETED
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
2. Hollow City
3. Library of Souls

The Dr Anya Crichton series by Kathryn Fox - COMPLETED
1. Malicious Intent
2. Without Consent
3. Skin and Bone
4. Blood Born
5. Death Mask
6. Cold Grave
7. Fatal Impact

The Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke - COMPLETED
1. Inkheart
2. Inkspell
3. Inkdeath

The Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood - UP TO DATE
1. Cocaine Blues
2. Flying Too High
3. Murder on the Ballarat Train
4. Death at Victoria Dock
5. The Green Mill Murder
6. Blood and Circuses
7. Ruddy Gore
8. Urn Burial
9. Raisins and Almonds
10. Death Before Wicket
11. Away With the Fairies
12. Murder in Montparnasse
13. The Castlemaine Murders
14. Queen of the Flowers
15. Death by Water
16. Murder in the Dark
17. Murder on a Midsummer Night
18. Dead Man's Chest
19. Unnatural Habits
20. Murder and Mendelssohn

The Mistress of the Art of Death series by Ariana Franklin - COMPLETED
1. Mistress of the Art of Death
2. The Death Maze (also known as The Serpent's Tale)
3. Relics of the Dead: Mistress of the Art of Death 3 (also known as Grave Goods)
4. The Assassin's Prayer: Mistress of the Art of Death 4 (also known as A Murderous Procession)

The Will Harris series by Alex Hammond - COMPLETED as at 30/6/17
1. Blood Witness
2. The Unbroken Line

The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer - COMPLETED
1. Only Time Will Tell
2. The Sins of the Father
3. Best Kept Secret
4. Be Careful What You Wish For
5. Mightier Than the Sword
6. Cometh the Hour
7. This Was a Man

The Darian Richards series by Tony Cavanaugh
1. Promise
2. Dead Girl Sing
3. The Train Rider
4. Kingdom of the Strong


message 19: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 26, 2018 02:24AM) (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments 2018 list


All That Is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon - ATY46
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris - ATY39
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly - ATY19
Bleachers by John Grisham
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay - AA
Calico Joe by John Grisham
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson - ATY16
Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
Dissolution by C.J. Sansom - ATY10
Full House by Maeve Binchy - ATY30
The Gardener Who Could See by John Zanetti
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris - ATY7
The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan - ATY44
The Girl In Times Square by Paullina Simons - ATY34
The Giver by Lois Lowry - ATY40
The Good Teacher by P.J. Kelly - AA
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan - ATY25
The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion by Leonard Sweet
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly - ATY8
Keep the Home Fires Burning by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - ATY14
Kimberley Sun by Di Morrissey - AA
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory - ATY21
The Last Hours by Minette Walters - ATY24
Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
Losing Kate by Kylie Kaden - AA - ATY41
Malice by Danielle Steel? MB eBook
Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists by Robert WainwrightAA?
Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd - ATY35
Music And Freedom by Zoë Morrison - AA - ATY36
The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester - AA
Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett - AA
The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner - ATY20
Pig City: From The Saints to Savage Garden by Andrew Stafford - AA
A Place to Remember by Jenn J. McLeod - AA
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith - AA
The Royal We by Heather Cocks
The Safest Place in London by Maggie Joel - AA - ATY18
The Secrets at Ocean's Edge by Kali Napier - AA
Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer - AA - ATY42
The Secrets She Keeps byMichael Robotham - AA
The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey - AA - ATY26
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher - ATY50
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - ATY37
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
That Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson
Thirst by L.A. Larkin - AA
Three Crooked Kings by Matthew Condon - AA
Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - ATY47
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver - ATY43
When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett - AA
A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford (mentioned in The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club)
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Completed
Forgotten by Nicole Trope - AA
If I Live by Terri Blackstock
The Litigators by John Grisham - ATY23
The Martian by Andy Weir - ATY38
Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly - AA
Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy
Web of Deceit by Katherine Howell - AA
Still Me by Jojo Moyes - ATY52
A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay - AA
Gilgamesh by Joan London - AA - ATY27
Return to Me by Lynn Austin - ATY5
Force of Nature by Jane Harper - AA - ATY22
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly - ATY4
The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey - AA - ATY3
Stars Across the Ocean by Kimberley Freeman - AA
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee - ATY2
The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan - AA
The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee - ATY1
We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow - AA
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris - ATY13
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - ATY12Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey - AA - ATY11Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Lost & Found by Brooke Davis - AA - ATY17
The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale - AA
To The Sea by Christine Dibley - AA
Under a Black Sky by Inger Wolf (Dark September = #1 but no copies MB/BCC) - ATY6
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - ATY49
Kingdom of the Strong by Tony Cavanaugh - AA - ATY29
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin - ATY28
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - ATY33
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Centre Stage by Judy Nunn - AA
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn - ATY15
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond - ATY31
The Tournament by Matthew Reilly - AA


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Kathryn | 3508 comments Summer Reading Challenge (Aussie Readers' Group)
Duration: 1/12/18 - 28/2/19
Level: Hard

Completed 8/12


#1. Yellow
Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman - AA

#2. Orange
Milat: Inside Australia's Biggest Manhunt - A Detective's Story by Clive Small - 3.5★

#3. Red
Centre Stage by Judy Nunn - AA - 3.5★

#4. Green
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn - 3★

#5. Blue
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond - 4★

#6. Purple
The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith - 3.5★

Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman Milat Inside Australia's Biggest Manhunt - A Detective's Story by Clive Small Centre Stage by Judy Nunn Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

Part B:

#7. Title: A book with any of 'Sun', 'Summer', 'Heat' or 'Hot' in the title.
Kimberley Sun by Di Morrissey - AA

#8. 25th December: A novel with a Christmas setting.
The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson - 2.5★

#9. New Years Eve: Read a book that was published this year!
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

#10. Cover - Read a book with EITHER a snow scene OR a beach scene on the cover
Starry Night by Debbie Macomber - 3★

#11. Holiday - A book where the MC (main character) is on holidays
TBD

#12. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - 3★


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Kathryn | 3508 comments GR keyboard tips - remove underscore to use:
&_lt;s> and &_lt;/s> - to show what to type to strike out (replace s with b, i and u for bold, italics and underline)
&_hearts; - to type a heart – ♥
&_#9733; - to type a full star – ★
&_#9734; - to type a blank star – ☆
&_nbsp; - to type a space (use as many times as required for specific formatting involving spaces)

Type &read_at=year after a shelf's URL and replace year with a 4-digit year e.g. 2016 to see the books on that shelf read in that year. (Don't remove underscore for this one.)


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Can I try again? Good luck Kathryn! Happy reading :)


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Kathryn | 3508 comments Brenda wrote: "Can I try again? Good luck Kathryn! Happy reading :)"

Thanks! Yes - all done now!


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I was hoping I wasn't stuck in the middle of your unfinished posts! That's why I deleted it :)


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Kathryn | 3508 comments Brenda wrote: "I was hoping I wasn't stuck in the middle of your unfinished posts! That's why I deleted it :)"

:-)


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Deborah Ideiosepius | 1888 comments My goodness gracious... That is so incredibly organised and planned that I am in AWE.

Btw, I have been sucked into the popsugar for this year too ;)


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Kathryn | 3508 comments Deborah wrote: "My goodness gracious... That is so incredibly organised and planned that I am in AWE.

Btw, I have been sucked into the popsugar for this year too ;)"


Yes - I saw!!! Hope you enjoy! I've still got some blank spots that I can't decide on!

And I've done this for several years now - it's quite good to have everything in one place - didn't help me to complete challenges last year when I overcommitted, however!! And you don't want to see my Excel spreadsheet that I've been using for my reads, but have started using for planning for 2018...!!


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments I have to agree with Deborah! This is super organised! Massive kudos to you! Good luck with it all, and Happy Reading! :)

I'm hoping mine (when I get it posted) is half as organised! This appeals to the logical side of my brain!


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Kathryn | 3508 comments Kylie wrote: "I have to agree with Deborah! This is super organised! Massive kudos to you! Good luck with it all, and Happy Reading! :)

I'm hoping mine (when I get it posted) is half as organised! This appeals..."


Thanks, Kylie! A lot of it is copy and pasting from the year before since I use the same kind of template, and then I just have to change links and book titles.

Hope you enjoy your year's reading!


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Kerri | 373 comments Kathryn that is amazing, it would have taken ages to compile, I wish I could be bothered to do the same. Good luck with your reading goals for 2018.


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