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message 1: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments I'd love to climb higher but several of my TBR books for the year are library books or I bought them post Jan 1st 2018 so I'll start here and see how I go. This challenge sounds so fun though, I am very excited :D


message 2: by Lynna (new)

Lynna Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your progress! :-)


message 3: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Thanks, Good luck to you and looking forward to watching your progress too! I need to back log my books that count so far 😄


message 4: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments First 8 books of my climb, for star ratings and written reviews see my 2018 read shelf or my Mt. Ararat shelf: 1. The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey started 12/17, finished 1/6/18, on owned TBR since 4/17.
2. The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie, started 1/18, finished 1/18/18, on owned TBR for a few years.
3. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal, started 1/18, finished 3/8/18, on owned TBR for a few years (maybe since 2014).
4. Anne of Windy Poplars by LM Montgomery, read 3/18, on owned TBR since 4/17.
5. Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde (specifically read Salome and Lady Windemere's Fan to finish up this bindup), read 3/18, on owned TBR since 2013.
6. Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare, read 4/18, on owned TBR since summer 2017.
7. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, read 4/18, on owned TBR for several years.
8. The Giver by Lois Lowry, started 4/18, finished 5/3/18, on owned TBR since 2014.


message 5: by Jessika (new)

Jessika (jessika_56) Good job so far


message 6: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Jessika wrote: "Good job so far"

Thanks Jessika!


message 7: by Lynna (last edited May 12, 2018 06:14PM) (new)

Lynna That's a nice selection...several of them are on my TBR. Hope you get lots of reading done this weekend :-)

P.S. Sense and Sensibility just moved up on my TBR as I just found a copy I bought 2 years ago on my shelf...lol


message 8: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Oh good! Thanks, you too! Yay for S&S! So excited to know what you think :).


message 9: by Carolyn (last edited Jul 07, 2018 10:15AM) (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Ok y'all, here are the next 5 in my climb, again see my page and 2018 read shelf for proper reviews.
9.Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie-Read 5/18, owned for 4 or 5 years,
10.Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell-Read 5/18-6/4/18, owned 3 or 4 years.
11.Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie-read 6/18, finished 6/16/18, owned since 2010-12.
12. ABC Murders by Agatha Christie-listened to and read 6/18, finished 6/23/18. owned in a 5 book Christie bindup for a few years.
13. Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Wisp (JK Rowling)-read 6/24/18. Listened to the audiobook which came out this year but followed along in my physical copy which I bought a second copy of (and still had never read it) back in 2012.


message 10: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Another 7, again see my page and 2018 read shelf for proper reviews.
14. The Gryphon by Nick Bantock-Book 1 in the Morning Star trilogy or Book 4 in the Griffin and Sabine Saga. Owned since about 2006. Weirdly, I thought I read this years ago, because I have read the first 3 books several times in the last decade. However, I must have only read half of it then put it aside for some reason because I hardly remembered any of it while reading it recently and knew I had never read the ending. Read 7/28/18.
15. Alexandria by Nick Bantock- Book 2 in the Morning Star trilogy or Book 5 in the Griffin and Sabine Saga. Owned since about 2006. Read 7/28/18.
16. The Morning Star by Nick Bantock-Book 3 in the Morning Star trilogy or Book 6 in the Griffin and Sabine Saga. Owned since about 2006. Read 7/28/18.
17. Lady Susan by Jane Austen. Owned as a free ebook since 2016. Read 7/15/18.
18. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick. This is basically an expanded novelization of the webseries the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which is itself a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Owned since 2014. Read 8/5/18-8/6/18.
19. The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley. Owned since 2013. Read 9/7/18-9/9/18.


message 11: by Lynna (new)

Lynna Excellent work! You are almost half way there :-)


message 12: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Thanks Lynna! I wish I was a bit further along since it is well over halfway through the year but hopefully I'll make up for it in these last few months. I've actually read so much more than this but a lot of what I've read came from the library or I bought it after January 1st lol.


message 13: by Carolyn (last edited Dec 24, 2018 03:04PM) (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Ok y'all another 7...
20. As You Like It by William Shakespeare- read 9/16/18, owned for a few years. 5*s! Definitely my favorite romantic comedy of Shakespeare's, full review (I think) up on my page.
21. Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham- third book in the Poldark series- finished 9/16/18, owned since 2016. 4*s, a good one but I did enjoy the first 2 slightly more. Love the series overall though and the show.
22. Warleggan by Winston Graham- fourth book in the Poldark series- finished 10/10/18, owned since December 2017 (I think). 4*s, I really like this series as I have said before but this book takes a few darker turns than we have seen in the previous books and it broke my heart at times. Full review on my page.
23. Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie- finished 12/4/18, owned in a Poirot bindup for several years. 4.5*s, loved this one because Christie brought 4 of her detectives together, full review is on my page.
24. Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie- finished 12/15/18, owned several years. 4*s, full review on my page.
25. I am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley- finished 12/21/18, owned several years. 4.5*s, I thoroughly enjoyed this one because not only is it a Flavia de Luce but it is set at Christmas and the guest characters are all at Buckshaw making a film :D, full review on my page.
26. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie- finished 12/23/18, owned in a Poirot bindup for several years. 4.5*s, full review on my page :D.
Hopefully I can get at least another 5 read before the year is over but sadly I don't think I will end up being able to complete my climb, I ended up reading a lot of things from the library this year and caved a few times when it came to buying books.


message 14: by Jessika (new)

Jessika (jessika_56) Those darn library books get me, too!


message 15: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Ok everyone, last 3 of the year...
For full reviews see my page/2018 read shelf
27. Troll Bridge graphic novel by Neil Gaiman illustrated by Colleen Doran. Read 12/30/18 owned since 6/17. I still enjoy the story (read the short story this is adapted from a few years ago) but forgot how depressing it is and I have trouble with stories with unlikeable main characters so this one wasn't as much fun as I hoped.
28. Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie-read 12/29-12/31/18, owned since 2013 or 2014. 5*s :D.
29.The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber narrated by Ben Stiller. I've owned this very short audio version of this short story since the film came out a few years ago and this was a similar situation to Curious Case of Benjamin Button where I saw the film first and liked it much better.
Well that's all folks, I didn't complete my climb but I still read a lot more than this this year and loved most of it and will try again next year! Hope you all had a wonderful reading year and 2018, Happy 2019!


message 16: by Jessika (new)

Jessika (jessika_56) Good effort!


message 17: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (cam00105) | 29 comments Jessika wrote: "Good effort!"

Thanks Jessika!


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