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message 1: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Oct 23, 2019 06:53AM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments I think I need a place to gather all of my challenges and challenge ideas under one roof, so this will be it. Like a Bullet Journal, this first comment will be my Index of Challenges:

Message #1: INDEX

Message #2: Completed! 2018 Bingo Challenge (Catching up on Classics...)

Message #4: Completed! 2018 Back to the Classics challenge (Books and Chocolate blog)

Message #6: Read a book set in each of the 50 U.S. States (no deadline)

Message #7: Read a book set in each of the 7 Continents (no deadline)

Message #12: A-Z Authors Challenge (no deadline)

Message #13: A-Z Title Challenge (no deadline)

Message #14: Read a book set in each century beginning with the 1st century (no deadline)

Message #30: 2019 Reading Plan


message 2: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Oct 23, 2019 06:36AM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Books to be read for the 2018 Bingo Challenge (Catching up on Classics...)

Updated 12/16/2018: 25 of 25 books read

√ B1: Written by Nobel Laureate (1986): Completed 09/24/18
Night (1958) by Elie Wiesel

√ B2: Children’s Classic: Completed 07/03/18
Little House in the Big Woods (1932) by Laura Ingalls Wilder

√ B3: Government Banned Book (the Soviet Union): Completed 02/13/18
1984 (1949) by George Orwell

√ B4: Classic Made into a Film/TV: Completed 03/09/18
Death on the Nile (1937) by Agatha Christie

√ B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize (1989 Man Booker Prize):
The Remains of the Day (1989) by Kazuo Ishiguro


☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕

√ I1: 20th Century Classic: Completed 09/06/18
The Return of the Soldier (1918) by Rebecca West

√ I2: New-to-You Author: Completed 05/08/18
A Bell for Adano (1944) by John Hersey

√ I3: Mystery or Crime Classic: Completed 06/25/18
In Cold Blood (1966) by Truman Capote

√ I4: Classic of More than 500 Pages: Completed 01/22/18
The Woman in White (1859) by Wilkie Collins

√ I5: 18th Century or Earlier Classic: Completed 12/16/18
Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕

√ N1: North American Classic: Completed 07/12/18
The Giver (1993) by Lois Lowry

√ N2: Classic Short Story: Completed 07/29/18
10 Days in a Madhouse (1887) by Nellie Bly

√ N3: FREE SPACE: Completed 08/17/18
My Ántonia (1918) by Willa Cather

√ N4: Classic Play: Completed 02/19/18
Macbeth (1623) by William Shakespeare

√ N5: African Classic: Completed 11/17/18
Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton

☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕

√ G1: 19th Century Classic: Completed 04/09/18
White Nights (1848) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

√ G2: Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith & Editors): Completed 08/22/18
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) by Alexandre Dumas

√ G3: Adventure or Action Classic: Completed 11/30/18
All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) by Erich Maria Remarque

√ G4: Group Read: Completed 01/26/18
Alias Grace (1996) by Margaret Atwood

√ G5: 21st Century Potential Classic: Completed 07/26/18
Gilead (2004) by Marilynne Robinson

☕ ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕

√ O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region (America's Pulitzer Prize, 1947) - reading this because I live in Louisiana and sadly only the names have changed: Completed 10/26/18
All the King's Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren

√ O2: Lesser known book by a famous author: Completed 03/23/18
Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) by George Orwell

√ O3: Australia, Antarctica, or Oceania Classic: Completed 12/15/18
My Brilliant Career (1901) by Miles Franklin

√ O4: A Classic that you have put off reading: Completed 03/28/18
Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand

√ O5: Classic written by a Female Author: Completed 04/21/18
O Pioneers! (1913) by Willa Cather


message 3: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2441 comments What a nice list! You have some of my favorite books here -- hope you enjoy them! I have A Bell for Adano on my list and am looking forward to that one. Good luck & happy Reading :)


message 4: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Oct 23, 2019 06:37AM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Books to be read for the Books and Chocolate's 2018 Back to the Classics challenge

Updated 12/16/2018: 12 of 12 books read

√ 1. 19th century classic (1800-1899):
White Nights (1848) by Fyodor Dostoeyevsky

√ 2. 20th century classic (1900-1968):
1984 (1949) by George Orwell

√ 3. Classic by a woman author:
O Pioneers! (1913) by Willa Cather

√ 4. Classic in translation:
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) by Alexandre Dumas

√ 5. Children's classic:
Little House in the Big Woods (1932) by Laura Ingalls Wilder

√ 6. Classic crime story (fiction or non-fiction):
In Cold Blood (1966) by Truman Capote

√ 7. Classic travel or journey narrative (fiction or non-fiction):
Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes

√ 8. Classic with a single-word title:
Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare

√ 9. Classic with a color in the title:
The Woman in White (1859) by Wilkie Collins

√ 10. Classic by an author that's new to me:
A Bell for Adano (1944) by John Hersey

√ 11. Classic that scares me (one I've been putting off):
Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand

√ 12. Re-read a favorite classic:
Death on the Nile (1937) by Agatha Christie


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Terris wrote: "What a nice list! You have some of my favorite books here -- hope you enjoy them! I have A Bell for Adano on my list and am looking forward to that one. Good luck & happy Reading :)"

Thank you so much, Terris!


message 6: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Oct 26, 2019 05:14PM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Books to be read for the challenge to read one book set in each of the 50 states

Updated 12/11/2018: 10 of 50 books read (potential books listed in italics)

1. Alabama :
A Christmas Memory (1956) by Truman Capote;
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee;
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (1987) by Fannie Flagg;
All Over But the Shoutin' (1997) by Rick Bragg;
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! (1998) by Fannie Flagg;
A Redbird Christmas (2004) by Fannie Flagg;
Gods in Alabama (2005) by Joshilyn Jackson

2. Alaska :
The Call of the Wild (1903) by Jack London
White Fang (1905) by Jack London
A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River (2006) by Dan O'Neill

3. Arizona :
Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story (1929) by Oliver La Farge
The Andromeda Strain (1969) by Michael Crichton
 All 18 Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee novels (1970 - 2006) by Tony Hillerman
Rock with Wings (2015) by Anne Hillerman
Song of the Lion (2017) by Anne Hillerman
Cave of Bones (2018) by Anne Hillerman
The Tale Teller (2019) by Anne Hillerman

4. Arkansas :
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) by Maya Angelou
A Painted House (2001) by John Grisham

5. California :
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) by James M. Cain
Cannery Row (1945) by John Steinbeck

6. Colorado :
Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand
The Legend of Baby Doe: The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West (1974) by John Burke
The Shining (1977) by Stephen King
The Stand (1978) by Stephen King
Misery (1987) by Stephen King

7. Connecticut :
The Other (1971) by Thomas Tryon
The Stepford Wives (1972) by Ira Levin

8. Delaware :

9. Florida :

10. Georgia :
   Gone with the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell
   The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) by Carson McCullers
   Cold Sassy Tree (1984) by Olive Ann Burris
   Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994) by John Berendt

11. Hawaii :
   Hawaii (1959) by James Michener

12. Idaho :

13. Illinois:

14. Indiana:

15. Iowa :
   Gilead (2004) by Marilynne Robinson

16. Kansas :
   In Cold Blood (1965) by Truman Capote
   The Persian Pickle Club (1995) by Sandra Dallas

17. Kentucky :
   Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (2016) by J.D. Vance

18. Louisiana :
   Twelve Years a Slave (1853) by Solomon Northup
   All the King's Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren
   Interview with the Vampire (1976) by Anne Rice
   A Lesson Before Dying (1993) by Ernest J. Gaines
   The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007) by James Lee Burke
   In the Sanctuary of Outcasts (2009) by Neil W. White III

19. Maine:

20. Maryland:

21. Massachusetts:
   Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard (2018) by Paul Collins

22. Michigan:

23. Minnesota:

24. Mississippi :
   The Ponder Heart (1953) by Eudora Welty
   Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (1997) by John M. Barry
   The Help (2009) by Kathryn Stockett

25. Missouri:
    Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

26. Montana:

27. Nebraska:
   My Ántonia by Willa Cather

28. Nevada:

29. New Hampshire:

30. New Jersey:

31. New Mexico:

32. New York:
   10 Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly

33. North Carolina:

34. North Dakota:

35. Ohio:

36. Oklahoma:

37. Oregon:

38. Pennsylvania:

39. Rhode Island:

40. South Carolina:

41. South Dakota:

42. Tennessee:
   Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation by John Sedgwick

43. Texas:
   News of the World by Paulette Jiles

44. Utah:

45. Vermont:

46. Virginia:

47. Washington:

48. West Virginia:

49. Wisconsin:
   Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

50. Wyoming:


message 7: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Oct 23, 2019 06:49AM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Read a book set in each of the 7 Continents

Updated 06/07/2019: 5 of 7 books read

√ 1. Africa: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Completed 11/17/18

√ 2. Asia: The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi - Completed 03/31/19

√ 3. Europe: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - Completed 08/22/18

√ 4. North America: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Completed 06/07/19

5. South America: Facundo: or Civilization and Barbarism by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

6. Antarctica: Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford

√ 7. Australia/Oceania: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin - Completed 12/15/18


message 8: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9439 comments Mod
Shirley (stampartiste) you always have something new and fun going on here.


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Aw... thank you so much for the kind compliment, Katy! I just want to read everything but also make it fun. 😁


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Finished reading My Ántonia (1918) by Willa Cather. It was such a great book. My review is here.


message 11: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments I read My Antonia back in 10th grade (which was...a few years ago). I really need to re-visit that one. Thanks for the reminder.


message 12: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Sep 11, 2018 02:13PM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Books to read for the 2018 A-Z Authors Challenge

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Updated 09/11/18: Completed: 13/26

A: √ Atwood, Margaret - Alias Grace (completed 01/26/18)
  √ Angers, Trent - Growing Up in South Louisiana (completed 05/05/18)

B: √ Blum, Howard - In the Enemy's House (completed 05/03/18)
  √ Bryson, Bill - One Summer: America, 1927 (completed 06/11/18)
  √ Berendt, John - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (completed 06/15/18)
  √ Bly, Nellie - Ten Days in a Mad-House (completed 07/29/18)

C: √ Collins, Wilkie - The Woman in White (completed 01/22/18)
  √ Christie, Agatha - Death on the Nile (completed 03/09/18)
  √ Cather, Willa - O Pioneers! (completed 04/21/18)
  √ Capote, Truman - In Cold Blood (completed 06/25/18)
  √ Cather, Willa - My Ántonia (completed 08/17/18)
  √ Collins, Paul - Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard (completed 09/09/18)

D: √ Dugard, Martin- Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone (completed 03/09/18)
  √ Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - White Nights (completed 04/09/18)
  √ DeFelice, Jim - West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express (completed 07/07/18)
  √ Dumas, Alexandre - The Count of Monte Cristo (completed 08/22/18)

E:

F:

G:

H: √ Hillerman, Anne - Cave of Bones (completed 04/24/18)
  √ Hersey, John - A Bell for Adano (completed 05/08/18)

I:

J: √ Jiles, Paulette - News of the World (completed 07/11/18)

K: √ Kushner, Rachel - Telex from Cuba (completed 04/14/18)

L: √ Lowry, Lois - The Giver (completed 07/12/18)

M:

N:

O: √ Orwell, George - 1984 (completed 02/13/18)
  √ Orwell, George - Down and Out in Paris and London (completed 03/23/18)

P: √ Philbrick, Nathaniel - The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn (completed 01/07/18)

Q:

R: √ Rand, Ayn - Atlas Shrugged (completed 03/28/18)
  √ Robinson, Marilynne - Gilead (completed 07/26/18)

S: √ Shakespeare, William - Macbeth (completed 02/19/18)
  √ Sides, Hampton - In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette (completed 04/06/18)
  √ Stevens, Amanda - The Restorer (completed 06/22/18)

T:

U:

V:

W: √ Wilder, Laura Ingalls - Little House in the Big Woods (completed 07/03/18)
  √ West, Rebecca - The Return of the Soldier (completed 09/05/18)

X:

Y:

Z:


message 13: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Sep 11, 2018 03:38PM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Books to read for the 2018 A-Z Title Challenge

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Updated 09/11/18: Completed: 14/26

A: √ Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (completed 01/26/18)
  √ Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (completed 03/28/18)

B: √ (A) Bell for Adano by John Hersey (completed 05/08/18)
  √ Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard by Paul Collins (completed 09/09/18)

C: √ Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman (completed 04/24/18)
  √ (The) Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (completed 08/22/18)

D: √ Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (completed 03/09/18)
  √ Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (completed 03/23/18)

E:

F:

G: √ Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (completed 07/26/18)
  √ (The) Giver by Lois Lowry (completed 07/12/18)
  √ Growing Up in South Louisiana by Trent Angers (completed 05/05/18)

H:

I: √ Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone by Martin Dugard (completed 03/09/18)
  √ In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (completed 06/25/18)
  √ In the Enemy's House by Howard Blum (completed 05/03/18)
  √ In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides (completed 04/06/18)

J:

K:

L: √ Last Stand, The: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick (completed 01/07/18)
  √ Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (completed 07/03/18)

M: √ Macbeth by William Shakespeare (completed 02/19/18)
  √ Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (completed 06/15/18)
  √ My Ántonia by Willa Cather (completed 08/17/18)

N: √ 1984 by George Orwell (completed 02/13/18)
  √ News of the World by Paulette Jiles (completed 07/11/18)

O: √ O Pioneers! by Willa Cather (completed 04/21/18)
  √ One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson (completed 06/11/18)

P:

Q:

R: √ (The) Restorer by Amanda Stevens (completed 06/22/18)
  √ (The) Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West (completed 09/05/18)

S: √ Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson (completed 02/16/18)

T: √ Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner (completed 04/14/18)
  √ Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly (completed 07/29/18)

U:

V:

W: √ Woman in White, The by Wilkie Collins (completed 01/22/18)
  √ White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (completed 04/09/18)
  √ West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express by Jim DeFelice (completed 07/07/18)

X:

Y:

Z:


message 14: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Aug 28, 2018 06:31AM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Read a book written in and/or set in each century beginning with the 1st century

Updated 08/31/18: 2 of 20 books read

1. 1st century (1 - 100):
   Quo Vadis (1895) by Henryk Sienkiewicz - 1905 Nobel Prize winner

2. 2nd century (101 - 200):
   The Twelve Caesars (121) by Suetonius

3. 3rd century (201 - 300):

4. 4th century (301 - 400):

5. 5th century (401 - 500):

6. 6th century (501 - 600):

7. 7th century (601 - 700):

8. 8th century (701 - 800):

9. 9th century (801 - 900):

10. 10th century (901 - 1000):

11. 11th century (1001 - 1100):

12. 12th century (1101 - 1200):

13. 13th century (1201 - 1300):

14. 14th century (1301 - 1400):
   Kristin Lavransdatter (1920) by Sigrid Undset - 1928 Nobel Prize winner

15. 15th century (1401 - 1500):

16. 16th century (1501 - 1600):

17. 17th century (1601 - 1700):
  Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

18. 18th century (1701 - 1800):

19. 19th century (1801 - 1900): √ Completed 08/22/18
  The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) by Alexandre Dumas

20. 20th century (1901 - 2000): √ Completed 03/28/18
  Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand


message 15: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments That is a great idea for a challenge. Good luck!


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Tammy wrote: "I read My Antonia back in 10th grade (which was...a few years ago). I really need to re-visit that one. Thanks for the reminder."

You're very welcome. It's amazing how our tastes change over time. As a teenager, I found Cather's writing boring. Now I realize what a powerful author she actually was. Hope you enjoy your re-reading of it.


message 17: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Aug 27, 2018 09:56PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9439 comments Mod
I'm looking forward to following this one Shirley. What a neat idea.


message 18: by Hayley (last edited Aug 27, 2018 09:16PM) (new)

Hayley Shaver | 172 comments Are you even sure you can do this? Books started becoming scarce that were available to the general public before the 12th century mark.


message 19: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1870 comments great idea!
for 14th century, may I suggest Kristin Lavransdatter


message 20: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2052 comments Great Idea ,Shirley.Happy Reading and Gophering!


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Katy wrote: "I'm looking forward to following this one Shirley. What a neat idea."

Thank you, Katy! I'm looking forward to researching, selecting and reading the books for this challenge.


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Rosemarie wrote: "That is a great idea for a challenge. Good luck!"

Thank you, Rosemarie. I'm really looking forward to it.


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Hayley wrote: "Are you even sure you can do this? Books started becoming scarce that were available to the general public before the 12th century mark."

You are definitely correct about the difficulty in finding books written/published/preserved in each century. I thought a great deal about this, especially for the earlier centuries and the Dark Ages. My purpose for taking on this challenge was to combine my love of history and reading. I wanted to get a sense of what the world was like through the centuries, hopefully through primary sources, but if not, through well-researched/written later writers. I wanted to understand how earlier times shaped our world and our perceptions, but do this by reading great literature rather than dull history books.

So after thinking about this, I chose to select great books that were written during a particular century, with an eye toward selecting books that gave me a sense of that century and/or how the people and events in that century shaped history. In the absence of finding such books, I would rely on later authors who would do the same thing for me. For instance, for the first century, I looked at reading Ovid's Metamorphoses (written in Year 8), but I felt that first century history was more important than first century mythology. So instead, I chose Quo Vadis (a 1905 Nobel Prize winner) because it melded the history of the Roman, Greek and emerging Christian world.

Thank you so much for your comment, Hayley, and for letting me know of the pivotal point in history (the 12th century) when books were removed from public access. I did not know that! Do you know what the reason for this was, as I believe the Dark Ages were during an earlier time period? Again, thank you!


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Darren wrote: "great idea!
for 14th century, may I suggest Kristin Lavransdatter"


Thank you so much, Darren, for the suggestion. After reading the synopsis, I found this book fits in perfectly with my purpose and added it to my list. Again, thank you so much! It sounds like a great book!


message 25: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2052 comments Definitely a thread for following...


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments siriusedward wrote: "Great Idea ,Shirley.Happy Reading and Gophering!"

Thank you, siriusedward! You're right about the gophering! LOL This is going to take some serious digging to find great books for some of these centuries! But sometimes, digging for and finding new gems is just as much fun as reading them. 😄


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments siriusedward wrote: "Definitely a thread for following..."

Aw-shucks... as my late (Southern) mother-in-law used to say! 😁 Thank you!


message 28: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1870 comments Shirley (stampartiste) wrote: "Darren wrote: "great idea!
for 14th century, may I suggest Kristin Lavransdatter"

Thank you so much, Darren, for the suggestion. After reading the synopsis, I found this book fits in p..."


I have read the first two of the three books and it is superb
You will find that the earlier Archer & Scott translation is more inexpensive compared to the more recent Nunnally translation (imo both translations are pretty darned good - the Archer contains more archaic language but that's pretty in-keeping anyway)


Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments Darren wrote: "I have read the first two of the three books and it is superb. You will find that the earlier Archer & Scott translation is more inexpensive compared to the more recent Nunnally translation (imo both translations are pretty darned good - the Archer contains more archaic language but that's pretty in-keeping anyway) "

Thank you so much for the additional information, Darren. This will save me a lot of time. It takes me forever to research and settle on a particular translation (like this year's The Count of Monte Cristo and Don Quixote that I am getting ready to read). I will look into both of these translations. I can usually get great prices on used books at Biblio.com.

Again, thank you!


message 30: by Shirley (stampartiste) (last edited Dec 12, 2018 03:26PM) (new)

Shirley (stampartiste) | 722 comments My 2019 Reading Plan :


Reading for:
1. Classic Bingo 2019 Challenge (Catching Up on Classics...)
2. Back to the Classics 2019 (Books and Chocolate blog)
3. History Book Club (local)
4. Golden Girls Book Club (local)
5. Other

January 2019 :
1.
2.
3. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny (2017: 232 pages) by Brian Kilmeade
4. The Rosie Project (2013: 297 pages) by Graeme Simsion
5.

February 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. The Red Tent (1997: 336 pages) by Anita Diamant
5.

March 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. The Sun Also Rises (1926: 251 pages) by Ernest Hemingway
5.

April 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. A Spool of Blue Thread (2015: 358 pages) by Anne Tyler
5.

May 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. None
5.

June 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. The Light Between Oceans (2012: 343 pages) by M.L. Stedman
5.

July 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (2017: 327 pages) by Gail Honeyman
5.

August 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (1997: 368 pages) by Jon Krakauer
5.

September 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion (2013: 369 pages) by Fannie Flagg
5.

October 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. None
5.

November 2019 :
1.
2.
3.
4. None
5.

December 2019 :
1.
2. Same as #4 (Challenge: Classic novella - 250 pages or less)
3.
4. A Child's Christmas in Wales (1952: 48 pages) by Dylan Thomas
5.


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