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message 1: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (last edited May 08, 2018 09:01AM) (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
lease use this thread to sign-up with by creating your TBR list posting. You do not need to link to the individual books, but give title and author.

Example:
50. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
49. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
48. The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck
47. The Passage by Justin Cronin
46. The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Kay Penman

You will be able to edit this thread up until May 31th. Please edit your post (do not create a new post each time). You may want to book mark your post.

Reminder: Your starting date will determine the number of books in your list.
June 1: 50 books
July 1: 25 books
Aug 1: 15 books

There will be two opportunities to re-arrange your list on the 1st of each month.

Rules/Questions


Please do not post questions here. They will be deleted. Use the Rules/Questions thread.
Scoring thread will be set up closer to the start of the challenge.


message 2: by Jackie (last edited Jun 30, 2018 08:27PM) (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2227 comments 50. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman (2008/Own)
49. Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian (2009/HF/Own)
48. Finn by Jon Clinch (2008/Own/HF)
47. To Shield the Queen (2009/Own/HF)- June
46. Prodigal Summer (2008/Own) by Barbara Kingsolver- June
45. Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution (2010/Ebook/HF) *
44. Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray (2010/HF/Own)
43. Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie Thornton (2014/HF/Own)
42. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (2018/Own) (#1)
41. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (2008/Own) - June

40. Circe by Madeline Miller (2018/ebook) (#2)
39. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (2017/Own/HF)
38. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott (2017/NF/Ebook)
37. A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World by Don George (2018/ebook) (#5)
36. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (2017/Own/HF)
35. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore (2017/NF/Hoopla)
34. The Chosen by JR. Ward (2016/Ebook)
33. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman| (2018/HF/Own)
32. The Loop by Nicholas Evans (2009/Own)
31. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern (2008/Own)

30. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal (2018/ebook) (#3)
29. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik- (2018/library) (#4)
28. The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson (2009/Own)*
27. Company of Liars by Karen Maitland (2008/HF/Ebook)
26. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (2012/Ebook)
25. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (2016/Ebook)-June
24. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama (2016/HF/Own)
23. Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony by Libbie Hawker ((2014/Ebook/HF)
22. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2017/HF/Ebook)- June
21. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by
by Margot Lee Shetterly (2017/Ebook/NF)

20. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall (2018/Own)
19. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (2018/NF/Own)
18. The House Girl by Tara Conklin (2018/HF/Own)
17. Six of Crows (2017/Ebook)
16. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (2018/HF/Own)
15. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (2018/Own)
14. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (2017/Own)
13. Pearl of China by Anchee Min (2010/HF/Own)
12. Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris (2011/Own)*
11. Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive Thompson (2015/Own)

10. Sabriel by Garth Nix (2009/Ebook)
9. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (2016/Own)
8. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (2011/Own/HF)
7. Dune by Frank Herbert (2009/Ebook)
6. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler (2018/Own)
5. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (2014/Ebook)
4. The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard (2018/HF/Hoopla)
3. Artemis by Andy Weir (2017/Ebook)
2. Changes by Jim Butcher (2017/Ebook)
1. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (2017/Ebook)

Mod Bonus (June/Jasmine): Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


message 3: by Erica (last edited Jun 29, 2018 04:46PM) (new)

Erica | 362 comments 50 Being Magdalene by Fleur Beale
49 The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
48 Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman by Alice Steinbach*
47 Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
46 The Virgin and the Whale by Carl Nixon*
45 A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale*
44 The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
43 The Secret River by Kate Grenville*
42 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
41 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
40 Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
39 Union Belle by Deborah Challinor
38 The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley*
37 Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
36 Chasing the Light byJesse Blackadder*
35 The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
34 Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager
32 Pretender at the Gate by S.J. Garland
31 The Words in My Hand by Guinevere Glasfurd
30 The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
29 Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Svetlana Alexievich
28 Any Human Heart by William Boyd
27 Tin Man by Sarah Winman
26 Sapphire Skies by Belinda Alexandra
25 Wonder by R.J. Palacio*
24 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks*
23 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
22 We of the Never Never by Jeannie Gunn
21 Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
20 The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens*
19 The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
18 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
17 Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
16 A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay
15 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
14 All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
13 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
12 Angel by Colleen McCullough
11 Cruel & Unusual by Patricia Cornwell(SUB1)
10 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
9 The Party by Elizabeth Day (SUB2)
8 Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende*
7 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
6 Marlene by C.W. Gortner
5 Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
4 Going West by Maurice Gee
3 Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
2 The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild
1 War Horse by Michael Morpurgo


message 4: by CandyBeans (last edited Aug 01, 2018 07:18AM) (new)

CandyBeans | 61 comments 50. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
49. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
48. Hild by Nicola Griffith
47. City of the Sun by Juliana Maio
46. The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
45. The Saint's Mistress by Kathryn Bashaar
44. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
43. Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson
42. Back Story by David Mitchell
41. Honolulu by Alan Brennert
40. The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan by Rafia Zakaria
39. Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet
38. Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck
37. Pompeii by Robert Harris
36. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
35. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
34. What Is Visible by Kimberly Elkins
33. At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
32. The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott
31. Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
30. The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
29. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
28. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott*
27. The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton*
26. The Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici Florence by Elizabeth Loupas*
25. Princess of Wisdom: The Spiritual Journey of Yeshe Tsogyal by Mayra Sonam Paldon*
24. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
23. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
22. El Caballo y el Muchacho by C S Lewis
21. The King Must Die by Mary Renault
20. The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte by Ruth Hull Chatlien
19. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel*
18. The Three by Sarah Lotz*
17. The Circle by Dave Eggers*
16. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
15. The Coffee Trader by David Liss
14. Katherine by Anya Seton
13. The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand by Elizabeth Berg
12. The Orphan Sky by Ella Leya
11. Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo by Lisa J. Shannon
10. The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC - 1492 AD by Simon Schama
9. Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn
8. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
7. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
6. Heresy by S.J. Parris
5. Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland
4. Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution by Jeff Shaara
3. Vinland by George Mackay Brown
2. The Way Things Are: The De Rerum Natura
by Titus Lucretius Carus
1. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Revised August 1.


message 5: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Jun 26, 2018 09:20AM) (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3416 comments Mod
Revised list as of 26Jun2018 12:19pm EST:

50 The Outsider
49 The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark #1
48 In Cold Blood
47 Cibola Burn #2
46 I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
45 Never Let Me Go
44 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
43 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
42 A Natural History of Dragons
41 Abaddon's Gate
40 Nemesis Games #3
39 The Farm
38 P.S. I Love You
37 Thank You for Smoking
36 Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
35 The Vast Fields of Ordinary
34 The Sleepwalker Tonic
33 A Land More Kind Than Home
32 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
31 The Last Coyote ( Bosch #4)
30 Trunk Music (Bosch #5)
29 Angels Flight (Bosch #6)
28 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
27 Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
26 The Book of Night Women
25 In a Dark, Dark Wood
24 Snape: A Definitive Reading
23 A Head Full of Ghosts
22 Doc
21 Everything You Need to Know About the Universe: The big bang, the big crunch and everything in between
20 The White Widow
19 City of Thieves
18 The House Girl
17 The Kitchen House
16 God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation
15 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
14 A Reliable Wife
13 Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers
12 Queen's Gambit
11 The Bell Jar
10 Artemis
9 Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
8 Cleopatra: A Life
7 Save Yourself
6 True Grit
5 Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
4 The Things They Carried
3 Norse Mythology
2 The Black Tower
1 Case Histories


message 6: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (last edited Jul 31, 2018 01:39PM) (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
50. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
49. The Virgin's Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I by Jeane Westin
48. Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
47. The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
46. Something Other than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler
45. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
44. Shelby by Katie Murphy
43. The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II by Susan Holloway Scott
42. Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton
41. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
40. After You by Jojo Moyes
39. Brazen by Katherine Longshore
38. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
37. The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel
36. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
35. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
34. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
33. Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
32. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead #3
31. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
30. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
29. The Green Phoenix: A Novel of the Woman Who Re-Made Asia, Empress Xiaozhuang by Alice Poon
28. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie #1
27. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
26. ] Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
25. The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
24. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare*
23. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
22. Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz
21. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin #2
20. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
19. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand
18. Uprooted by Naomi Novik*
17. All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church
16. House Rules Jodi Picoult
15. Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
14. Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I by Tracy Borman
13. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
12. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
11. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
10. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
9. First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower
8. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
7. Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn, Volume I by Sarah Morris
6. Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth
5. To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd
4. We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill
3. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
2. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
1. Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund


message 7: by Rachel (last edited Jun 29, 2018 11:18AM) (new)

Rachel (rdlevee) | 22 comments 50. The Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman
49. Death of a Cad - M. C. Beaton (#1)
48. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - Alan Bradley
47. The Dragonet Prophecy - Tui T. Sutherland
46. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
45. Matched - Ally Condie
44. The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah
43. Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake (#2)
42. The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton *
41. Fer-de-Lance - Rex Stout
40. A Long Time Gone - Karen White
39. The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Armin *
38. Dissolution - C. J. Sansom *
37. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy - Jeanne Birdsall *
36. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas *
35. The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
34. My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell *
33. The Witchfinder's Sister - Beth Underdown *
32. Last Train to Istanbul - Ayse Kulin *
31. Waking Gods - Sylvain Neuvel
30. America's First Daughter - Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie *
29. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
28. Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
27. God Wants A Powerful People - Sheri Dew
26. Named of the Dragon - Susanna Kearsley *
25. Legendary - Stephanie Garber *
24. Two Dark Reigns - Kendare Blake *
23. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande
22. Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers (#3)
21. Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood *
20. Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
19. Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith *
18. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
17. The Guests on South Battery - Karen White *
16. Run Silent Run Deep - Edward L. Beach *
15. Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
14. Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler (#4)
13. A Year in Provence - Pater Mayle
12. The Chosen - Chaim Potok
11. Bellewether - Susanna Kearsley
10. The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 - David McCullough
9. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Alborn
8. The Four Swans - Winston Graham
7. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
6. Enna Burning - Shannon Hale
5. Jerusalem: The Eternal City - David B. Galbraith, D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner
4. The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
2. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque (#5)
1. Prelude to Glory, Vol. 1: Our Sacred Honor - Ron Carter


message 8: by Linda (last edited Aug 30, 2018 11:27AM) (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 762 comments 130. Homelandby John Jakes (this is my exception book) finished 6/11/
49. Walk in My Soul by Lucia St. Clair Robson finished 6/12/2018
48. Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon finished 6/15/2018
47. Queen By Right by Anne Easter Smith finished 6/17/2018
46. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner finished7/13/2018
45. The Forestby Edward Rutherfurd finished 7/12//2018
44. Storm Clouds Rolling In by Virginia Gaffney finished 6/28/2018
43. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (moved from # 6 spot) finished 7/28/2018
42. The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll finished 6/26/2018
41. Far Horizons by Katherine Swartzfinished 7/17/2018
40. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson finished 7/20/2018
39. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman finished 7/25/2018
38. Threads West: An American Sagaby Reid Lance Rosenthal finished 7/31/2018
37. The Benedict Bastard by Cate Campbell finished 8/8/2018
36. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley finished 8/7/2018
35. Helen of Spartaby Amalia Carosella finished 8/16/2018
34. Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman (moved from #23 spot) *
33. In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin finished 8/21/2018
32. After the War Is Overby Jennifer Robson finished 8/19/2018
31. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear finished 8/12/2018
30. Gracie by Ellie Keaton
29. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
28. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
27. America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray finished 8/28/2018
26. Daughters of the Night Skyby Aimee K. Runyun
25. Penny by Ellie Keaton
24. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein finished 8/30/2018
23. 212 by Alifair Burke (moved from #34 spot)*
22. In the Time of the Butterfliesby Julia Alvarez
21. The Princes of Irelandby Edward Rutherfurd
20. The Lacemakers Of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
19. To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd
18. The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily by Nancy Goldstone
17. Crestmont by Holly Weiss
16. Rules of Civilityby Amor Towles
15. Sacred Treason by James Forrester
14. Shadows in Bronze by Lindsay Davis
13. Polly's Story by Jennie Walters
12. The General's Women by Susan Wittig Albert
11. The Last Boleyn by Karen Harper
10. The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England by Susan Higginbotham
9. To Hold the Crown by Jean Plaidy
8. Promise the Nightby Michaela MacColl
7. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
6. Blood Sisters: The Women Behind The War Of The Roses by Sarah Gristwood ( moved from #43 spot)
5. A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
4. The Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
3. The Ghost Brideby Yangtze Choo
2. She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
1. Peony by Pearl S. Buck


June Moderator bonus-The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley (from Jolene's list) finished 6/29/2018
July Moderator bonus The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou by Susan Higgenbotham from Jackie's TBR finished 7/31/2018
August Moderator bonus News of the World by Paulette Jiles from Jasmine's TBR finished 8/23/2018


message 10: by Cheryl A (last edited Jul 31, 2018 03:27PM) (new)

Cheryl A | 943 comments So excited to save my place! Now, just to not get distracted by the shiny new books...

Here we go

50. Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
49. Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams
48. A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson
47. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
46. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan
45. Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor
44. North Sea Requiem by A.D. Scott
43. The War Bride's Scrapbook by Caroline Preston
42. Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart
41. What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson
40. The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill (Aug #1)
39. The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland
38. The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders
37. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
36. Ruler of the Night by David Morrell
35. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
34. The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan
33. Small Island by Andrea Levy (July #1)
32. The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay
31. The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake
30. Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
29. Diana's Altar by Barbara Cleverly
28. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
27. Spoils of Victory by John A. Connell
26. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (July #2)
25. A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
24. The Curse of the House of Foskett by M.R.C. Kasasian
23. The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye
22. Tyringham Park by Rosemary McLoughlin
21. De Potter's Grand Tour by Joanna Scott
20. The Arnifour Affair by Gregory Harris
19. The Major's Daughter by J.P. Francis
18. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley
17. Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
16. The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
15. The Mapmaker's Daughter by Laurel Corona
14. One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming (July #3)
13. The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
12. Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
11. Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
10. The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
9. Flight From Berlin by David John
8. The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett
7. Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson
6. Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride
5. Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indriðason
4. Borderline by Nevada Barr
3. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
2. Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
1. The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant


message 11: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8075 comments I’m
Joining my space


message 13: by JC (last edited Jul 31, 2018 07:21PM) (new)

JC (jmnc) | 521 comments 50: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
49: The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
48: Sunshine by Robin McKinley
47: Invictus by Ryan Graudin
46: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss(#5)
45: Supernova by C.A. Higgins
44: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
43: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
42: Beartown by Fredrik Backman
41: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
40: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean (#1)
39: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
38: Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall (#2)
37: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
36: The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
35: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile(#3)
34: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg
33: In the Shadow of the Warlock Lord by Terry Brooks(#4)
32: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
31: The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
30: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
29: The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
28: Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
27: The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
26: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
25: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
24: Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer
23: A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama
22: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
21: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller
20: The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
19: The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
18: Plain Kate by Erin Bow
17: Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles
16: Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman
15: The Racketeer by John Grisham
14: Panorama City by Antoine Wilson
13: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
12: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
11: In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin
10: Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
9: A Young Wife by Pam Lewis
8: Down to a Soundless Sea by Thomas Steinbeck
7: In the Shadow of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck
6: Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell
5: Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
4: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
3: A World Away by Nancy Grossman
2: The Mongoliad: Book One by Neal Stephenson
1: A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts by Sebastian Faulks


message 14: by Chris (last edited Jun 27, 2018 08:41AM) (new)

Chris | 466 comments Edited Jun 27th
50. The Soldier's Wife Margaret Leroy
49 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt
48 The Fiery Cross Diana Galbadon
47. Sarah's Sin Tami Hoag
46. The House of Velvet and Glass Katherine Howe
45. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
44. Only Time Will Tell Jeffrey Archer
43. The Line of Beauty Alan Hollinghurst
42. The Sins of the Father Jeffrey Archer #1
41. The God of Small Things A. Roy
40. The Paris Architect Charles Belfoure
39. The Fifth Profession David Morrell
38. Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer Tad Szulc
37. Separate Beds LaVyrle Spencer
36. Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucía
35. The Wicked Day Mary Stewart
34. R is for Ricochet Sue Grafton
33. The Bride Margaret Irwin
32. As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda Gail Collins
31. Shadow of Night D. Harkness
30. Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution Jeff Shaara *
29. Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey
28. Talking God Tony Hillerman
27. Eclipse Alan Moorehead
26. Murder in the Smithsonian M. Truman
25. Harvest Belva Plain
24. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
23. [book:The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George
22. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival Joe Simpson
21. The Secret Chord G. Brooks
20. A Tourist In Africa Evelyn Waugh
19. The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon
18. The Negotiator
17. City of Falling Angels
16. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Gann
15. The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels
14. Shock Wave Clive Cussler
13. The Power of One Bryce Courtenay
12. The Rebels
11. Death in a Strange Country
10. The Legend of the Slain Soldiers Marcia Muller #2
9. Eliza Stanhope Joanna Trollope
8. Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois
7. Cut to the Quick Kate Ross
6. The Patient Michael Palmer
5. The Secret Keeper Kate Morton
4. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
3. Final Appeal Lisa Scottoline
2. Moby-Dick or, The Whale Melville #3
1. Ramses: The Lady of Abu Simbel C. Jacq


message 15: by Kathleen (last edited Jul 31, 2018 07:30PM) (new)

Kathleen Freeman | 237 comments Count me in for this year...

June 29 - Replaced #19, 18 and 7
July 31 - Replaced #4

50. The Address by Fiona Davis – completed June 8
49. The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis - completed June 6
48. The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths - completed June 4
47. Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson – completed June 22
46. The Summer I met Jack by Michelle Gable – completed June 28
45. Dreams of Falling by Karen White – completed June 19
44. The Ringmasters Wife by Kristy Cambron – completed June 9
43. The Illusionists Apprentice by Kristy Cambron – completed June 11
42. Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
41. As Bright as the Heavens by Susan Meissner – completed June 14
40. The Silk Merchant’s Daughter by Dinah Jefferies – completed June 16
39. Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
38. The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo – completed June 24
37. The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
36. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
35. Belleweather by Susanna Kearsley
34. Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
33. Daughter of Australia by Harmony Verna – completed June 17
32. Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigani
31. The Secrets of Nanreath Hall by Alix Rickloff – completed June 25
30. On the Way to London by Alix Rickloff
29. Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry – completed June 2
28. Treason at Lisson Grove by Anne Perry – completed June 7
27. Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry – completed June 14
26. Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry
25. Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry
24. A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
23. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
22. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn
21. What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
20. Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn
19. The Great Deception by Joy Chambers
18. The Glass Blower of Murano by Marina Fiorato
17. Wilde in Love by Eloisa James
16. Let Darkness Bury the Dead by Maureen Jennings
15. The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston - have
14. The Devil’s Breath by Tessa Harris
13. Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson
12. A Donation of Murder by Felicity Young
11. Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander
10. The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby
9. Seven Days in May by Kim Izzo
8. The Romanov Empress by CW Gortner
7. The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn
6. The Devil’s Feast by MJ Carter
5. A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
4. In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant (#1)
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
2. I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
1. Tangerine by Christine Mangan
Bonus Book 1 - Jackie - The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry – completed June 20
Bonus Book 2 - Jasmine - The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
Bonus Book 3 - Jolene - The September Society by Charles Finch


message 16: by Lindsey (last edited Sep 01, 2018 05:25AM) (new)

Lindsey | 264 comments Love this challenge!

50. Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy
49. Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman
48. The Courts of Love by Jean Plaidy
47. The Queen's Pawn by Christy English
46. Julian by Gore Vidal
45. The Inquisitor's Wife by Jeanne Kalogridis
44. Strong as Death by Sharan Newman
43. The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan
42. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
41. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
40. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
39. Zero K by Don DeLillo
38. The Three Emperors by William Dietrich
37. Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins
36. The Mayan Red Queen by Leonide Martin (#1)
35. Letters From Pemberley by Jane Dawkins
34. Brazen by Katherine Longshore
33. Lies Across America by James Loewen
32. Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
31. Esther, Royal Beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt
30. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
29. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (exception book 500+pgs)
28. Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd
27. Servants: A Downstairs History by Lucy Lethbridge
26. The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
25. Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
24. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
23. The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
22. Ode To a Banker by Lindsey Davis
21. The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax
20. Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
19. My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
18. Mata Hari's Last Dance by Michelle Moran
17. Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah
16. A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock
15. Demelza by Winston Graham
14. Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
13. A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain
12. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
11. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
10. Home Front by Kristin Hannah
9. The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
8. The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
7. Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
6. Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
5. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
4. The Linnet Bird by Linda Holeman
3. The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
2. The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick
1. A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard

Bonus 1: Mademoiselle Chanel by CW Gortner (Jolene), June
Bonus 2: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Jasmine), August
Bonus 3: When Gods Die by CS Harris (Gretchen), July


message 17: by Ann☕ (last edited May 31, 2018 11:33AM) (new)

Ann☕ (ann_reads) 50 Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
49 The Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
48 My Dear Hamilton - Stephanie Dray
47 The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #1) - Elizabeth Chadwick
46 News of the World - Paulette Jiles
45 The Orphan's Tale - Pam Jenoff
44 A Memory of Violets - Hazel Gaynor
43 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - JK Rowling
42 Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
41 The Alice Network - Kate Quinn
40 Dust Bowl Girls - Lydia Reeder
39 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian - Sherman Alexie
38 Finding Gobi: The Amazing True Story - Dion Leonard
37 Love and Ruin - Paula Mclain
36 The House At Riverton - Kate Morton
35 I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai
34 Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
33 Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys
32 Stargazing - Peter Hill
31 Lab Girl - Hope Jahren
30 Those Who Save Us - Jenna Blum
29 An American Princess - Annejet van der Zijl
28 Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters, #1) - Amy Stewart
27 The Last Midwife - Sandra Dallas
26 Last Train to Istanbul - Ayşe Kulin
25 The Last Days of Night: A Novel - Graham Moore
24 Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters, #2) - Amy Stewart
23 Wherever You Go, There You Are - Jon Kabat-Zinn
22 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
21 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - Bryan Stevenson
20 TransAtlantic: A Novel - Colum McCann
19 Uncommon Type: Some Stories - Tom Hanks
18 Victoria: The Queen - Julia Baird
17 Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
16 The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
15 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
14 The Women in the Castle - Jessica Shattuck
13 Katherine of Aragon - Alison Weir
12 Carnegie's Maid - Marie Benedict
11 Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance
10 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
09 Glory Over Everything - Kathleen Grissom
08 French Lessons - Peter Mayle
07 Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear
06 Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok
05 The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation - Elizabeth Berg
04 War Brides - Helen Bryan
03 A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy
02 The Stranger From the Sea (Poldark, #8) - Winston Graham
01 Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel - Mark T. Sullivan



Moderator Bonus Possibilities (50 pts):
Jolene - A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor (own)

Summer Theme Bonus: (5 pts):
a) Set During Summer: The Summer Queen
b) main character takes a trip:
c) Summer scene on the cover:
d) Set in a different country than where you live:
e) Author's initials is in the word SUMMER:


message 18: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (last edited May 31, 2018 10:20PM) (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1287 comments Mod
50. The Power (DTB - bookclub)
49. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (hold: audio - library/KUL)
48. The Immortalists (audio-library)
47. A Great and Terrible Beauty (audio-library/kindle)
46. Graceling (kindle/library has audio)
45. The Alice Network (DTB/library has audio)
44. The Unusual Suspects (audio-library)
43. The Keeper of the Mist (library)
42. Behold the Dreamers (DTB)
41. 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas (kindle)
40. The Shadow Sister - (avail@library)

39. The Queen's Man - (avail@library)
38. The Weight of Ink
37. The Bear and the Nightingale - kobo
36. Zeitoun - DTB
35. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service - audible
34. Winter (may not get from library)
33. The Wrath and the Dawn (Kindle)
32. Off to Be the Wizard
31. The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better

30. Tigana - audible
29. The Hypnotist's Love Story - DTB?
28. A Town Like Alice - audible
27. Someone Else's Fairytale
26. Summer Desserts
25. The Silkworm - audible
24. Shadowshaper - kindle
23. The Wicked City - kindle
22. The Phantom Tollbooth
21. The End of Your Life Book Club - DTB

20. An Ember in the Ashes
19. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales - audible
18. From Sand and Ash
17. Purple Hibiscus
16. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
15. Akata Witch
14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
13. The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
12. The Lies of Locke Lamora
11. The Obelisk Gate

10. Lonesome Dove
9. An Extraordinary Union
8. I, Eliza Hamilton
7. The Merry Heart: Reflections on Reading Writing & the World of Books
6. The Art of Travel
5. Illuminae
4. Lexicon
3. The Sunne in Splendour
2. The Last Days of Magic
1. City of Dark Magic


message 20: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8075 comments My
Books

50 Shadow Sister Lucinda Riley
49 Green Phoenix Alice Poon

48 Mansfield Park Jane Austen
47 How we’ll live on Mars Steven Petranek
46 Ten days that shook the world John Reed
45 The evolution of beauty Richard Prum
44 The iPhone revolution van Fernandez
43 cry the beloved country Alan Paton
42 Thousand tales of Johannesburg Harry Kilmer
41 Saddled with Death Irene Sauman
40A brief history of anyone who ever lived Adam Rutherford
39 Lost horse park Troy Kecheley
38 The American Henry James
37 Blue zones solutions Solution Dan Buettner
36 The Borgias celebrated crimes Alexandre Dumas
35 Hecate’s Moon Carol Anne Dobson
34 Song for Sarah Jonathan Jansen
33 Agaat Marlene van Niekerk
32 The Shallows how the internet changed.. Nicholas Carr

31 Brunelleschi’s Dome Ross King
30 The Caliban Shore: The Fate of the Grosvenor Stephen Taylor
29Bridget a Western Historical Romance Diana Nicholas
28 The Boleyn King Laura Anderson
27 The Last Child John Hart
26 Winds of winter Ed O’Loughlin
25 Mysteries of the Oceans Marc Houser
24 Tannie Maria and the Satanic Mechanic Sally Andrew
23 Born a Crime Trevor Noah
22 if you want to learn early AFRICAN history start here Robin Walker
21 Paper Menagerie Ken Liu
20 The elegance of the hedgehog Muriel Barbery
19 Not without a Fight Helen Zille
18 Little Boy lost Clive Webb
17 Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
16 The Narrow Road to the deep north Richard Flannagan
15 Mycelium Running Paul Stamets
14 Seeing a Ghost a Medieval romance Lisa Shea
13 The vegetarian Han Kang
12 Grinding it out the history of McDonalds Ray Kroc
11 Beneath the Surface Richard Phelps
10 The Hunger Games Suzanne Colins
9 Lets pretend this never happened Jenny Lawson
8 Major Pettigrew’s Last stand Helen Simonson
7 July’s People Nadine Gordimer


message 21: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8075 comments 6 Howard’s End EM Forster
5 Confession John Grisham
4 Scarlet Letter John Hawthorne
3 The Bell at Sealey Head Patricia McKillip
2 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
1 The Art of racing in the rain Garth Stein


I hope I’m in time with this list. Sorry it’s in two parts. Done from my phone and the first part loaded before I finished. Sorry too I can’t type it into my reserved space a limitation of using the Goodreads app. Thank you I look forward to this challenge.


message 22: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
You made it in time.


message 23: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Lists are open for editing. They will close July 2nd. When you swap a book out please put a # next to it. You can swap out five. So for example:

50. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
49. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
48. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (#1)
47. The Passage by Justin Cronin
46. The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Kay Penman

If you move books on your list please just put an * next to them so I know. Thanks everyone!


message 24: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1223 comments Mod
Lists are open for editing. They will close August 3rd. When you swap a book out please put a # next to it. You can swap out five. So for example:

50. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
49. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
48. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (#1)
47. The Passage by Justin Cronin
46. The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Kay Penman*

If you move books on your list please just put an * next to them so I know. Thanks everyone!


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