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message 1: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments I am going to continue to reduce my TBR in 2019 and also books lying around the house. I plan to read everything I added to my TBR in 2014. Each month I plan to read 12 books:
6 books added to TBR in 2014
2 books I own (dead tree)
2 books on TBR other years
2 free choice

I have signed up for the Popsugar challenge and plan to do at least 3 other annual challenges. I am going to be more careful about monthly challenges as I feel when I over commit I don't enjoy reading as much as feeling like I need to finish books to cross them off.


message 2: by Kerri (last edited Oct 21, 2019 01:22PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge

47/50
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45. A LitRPG book maybeOtherworld
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49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom The Three Musketeers
✔50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent The Poisoned Pilgrim


message 3: by Kerri (last edited Nov 16, 2019 01:55PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Aussie Authors Annual Challenge
31/36
✔Contemporary
Small Blessings
The Family Next Door
Summers With Juliette

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth Summers With Juliette by Emily Madden Small Blessings by Emily Brewin

✔Historical Fiction
Eleanor's Secret
Tiger Men
Spirit of Lost Angels
Eleanor's Secret by Caroline Beecham Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat Tiger Men by Judy Nunn

✔Non Fiction
Women of a Certain Age
Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
Wedderburn
The Jaidyn Leskie Murder by Michael Gleeson Wedderburn by Maryrose Cuskelly Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing by David Leser Women of a Certain Age by Jodie Moffat

✔Crime
Violent Exposure
Lost
Shatter
Violent Exposure (Detective Ella Marconi #4) by Katherine Howell Lost (Joseph O'Loughlin #2) by Michael Robotham Shatter (Joseph O'Loughlin, #3) by Michael Robotham

✔Mystery
The Lost Man
The Ruin
The Scholar
The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan

Romance
The Last Dance
When I Lost You
Fingersmith
The Last Dance by Fiona McIntosh Fingersmith by Sarah Waters When I Lost You by Kelly Rimmer

Horror
The Bus on Thursday
The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

Chick-Lit
Those Other Women
Nine Perfect Strangers

Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Award Winner/Nominee List of Awards
Oscar and Lucinda
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

✔Thriller/Suspense
The Nowhere Child
Hangman
Hunter
Hangman (Timothy Blake #1) by Jack Heath The Nowhere Child by Christian White Hunter (Timothy Blake #2) by Jack Heath

Memoir/Biography
Eggshell Skull: A memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back
The Man Behind the Uniform: One man's struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress
Eggshell Skull A Memoir About Standing Up, Speaking Out and Fighting Back by Bri Lee The Man Behind the Uniform One man's struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress by J.C. Hall

Romantic Suspense
The Profiler
The Profiler (The Munro Family #1) by Chris Taylor

Science Fiction
Illuminae
The Lost Girls
The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

✔Children's
The Dog with Seven Names
Lenny's Book of Everything
My Australian Story: Bushfire
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer My Australian Story Bushfire by Sally Murphy

Aussie Readers Author Challenge Colours
Level:Medium
24/24
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message 4: by Kerri (last edited Oct 12, 2019 08:26PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Aussie Crime Annual
A - Z Challenge
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message 5: by Kerri (last edited Oct 24, 2019 01:21AM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Aussie Readers Annual Series Challenge
Level: Easy, to start with
20/12
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message 6: by Kerri (last edited Oct 12, 2019 08:29PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Summer Challenges: COMPLETED
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Annual Author Challenge, A-Z
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message 7: by Kerri (last edited Apr 30, 2019 03:12AM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments (view spoiler)

January:
2014 TBR
✔1. The One Good Thing
✔2. Burden of Breath
✔3. Birdsong
✔4. Breathe
✔5. Raising John
✔6. Aberration
✔7.Catfish Alley
✔8,The Dead Zone
✔9.The Best of Me
✔10.The Bone House
✔11.That Night
Owned
✔7. Lenny's Book of Everything
✔8. The Life You Want
TBR
✔9. The Family Next Door
✔10. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Free
✔11.The Word Is Murder
✔12.Nine Perfect Strangers

# books read 23
# books added to TBR 12


message 8: by Kerri (last edited Apr 08, 2019 06:10PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments February:

2014 TBR
✔1. Night Music
✔2. On Mystic Lake
✔3. One True Thing
✔4. Rainwater
✔5. Hold Still
✔6. PSYCHOPHILIA
✔7.Skewed
✔8.Tea Cups & Tiger Claws
✔9.The Longest Ride
Owned
✔7. The Nowhere Child
✔8. The Bus on Thursday
TBR
✔9. The Great Alone
✔10. Summers With Juliette
Free
✔11. Emma in the Night
✔12. The Ruin

# books read 22
# books added to TBR 5


message 9: by Kerri (last edited May 13, 2019 05:47PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Autumn Challenges:
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message 11: by Kerri (last edited Apr 30, 2019 03:11AM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments April

2014 TBR
✔1.Awaken
✔2.When I Married My Mother:A Daughter's Search for What Really Matters--and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo
✔3.Palisades Park
✔4.One Grave Too Many
✔5.Only the Truth
✔6.A Little Something Different
✔7.Second Glance
✔8.Palisades Park
✔9.Sisterland
✔10.The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
✔11.Red Lotus
✔12.River Road
✔13.The Lost Wife
Owned
✔7.The True Story of Maddie Bright
✔8.The Slap
TBR
✔9.The Map of Salt and Stars
✔10.Tiger Men
Free
✔11.The Witch Elm
✔12.The Hate U Give
# books read 26
# books added to TBR 15

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message 12: by Kerri (last edited Aug 19, 2019 12:49AM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments May:

2014 TBR
✔1.Friendship
✔2.Out of the Sun
✔3.Object Lessons
✔4.Time Is a River
✔5.Two Sisters
✔6.Secret Lives
✔7.Sacred Road: my journey through abuse, leaving the Mormons & embracing spirituality
✔8.A Test of Wills
✔9.Landed On Black
✔10.Life Drawing
✔11.Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three
Owned
✔7.Hunter
✔8.Eleanor's Secret
TBR
✔9.The Lost Man
✔10.I Liked My Life
Free
✔11.The Daughter
✔12.The Honeyman and The Hunter

# books read 26
# books added to TBR 11

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message 13: by Kerri (last edited Aug 19, 2019 12:48AM) (new)

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message 16: by Kerri (last edited Sep 01, 2019 06:10PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments August:

2014 TBR
✔1.The View on the Way Down
2015 TBR
✔2.What You Left Behind
✔3.Practical Magic
✔4.You Belong To Me
✔5.Let The Dead Lie
✔6.The Last Letter from Your Lover
✔7. Peacock Emporium
Owned
✔7. The Wonder of Lost Causes
✔8.Wedderburn
TBR
✔9.The Mother-in-Law
✔10.The One Who Got Away
Free
✔11.The Chain
✔12.My Absolute Darling

# books read 25
# books added to TBR 6
# books added to maybe 13


message 18: by Kerri (last edited Oct 01, 2019 02:26PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments September:

2015 TBR
✔1.The Final Cut
✔2.Under This Unbroken Sky
3.The Forgotten Girl
✔4.The Sound of One Hand Clapping
✔5.The Little Stranger
✔6.Lost & Found
Owned
7.Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing read 1/2
✔8.The Wave
TBR
✔9.Cilka's Journey
✔10. I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Free
✔11.The Orphan Sisters
✔12.Three Secrets

# books read 26
# books added to TBR 11
# books added to maybe 34


message 19: by Kerri (last edited Nov 01, 2019 05:29PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments October:

2015 TBR
✔1.The Forgotten Girl
✔2.Asylum
✔3.Mr. Peanut
✔4.Beautiful Malice
✔5.The Cake House
✔6.Haunting Refrain
✔7.My Life as a Fake
✔8,The Green Road
✔9.The Quickening Maze
Owned
✔7.The Orchardist's Daughter
✔8.Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
TBR
✔9. Lie With Me
✔10. What She Never Told Me
Free
✔11.The Beggar King
✔12.Call Me Evie

# books read 25
# books added to TBR 8
# books added to Maybe 31


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message 21: by Kerri (last edited Dec 16, 2019 10:41PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments December:

2015 TBR
✔1. All the Blue-Eyed Angels
✔2. Tropical Depression
✔3. The Edge of Lost
✔4. Dead Secret
✔5. The Silent Room
✔6. Lethal
Owned
✔7. Silver
✔8. The Red Coast
TBR
✔9. Himself
✔10. Unsheltered
Free
✔11.The Weekend
✔12.Going Under

# books read
# books added to TBR


message 22: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Ideiosepius | 1861 comments It looks very organised Kerri! I look forward to seeing how you go.


message 23: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69328 comments Mod
Goodness, you're very prepared Kerri! Good for you and good luck :)


message 24: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Thanks ladies. I've been thinking about it for a while since I wasn't happy with my 2018 challenge. I decided I needed to have a more structured approach for 2019.


message 25: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69328 comments Mod
Well if this doesn't work, nothing will! lol


message 26: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3496 comments Look at you go, Kerri!! I have had a structured plan for the last few years, but each time I still go rogue and read off the plan!! Good luck with enjoying your reading, whatever happens!


message 27: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments I have no doubt I 'll end up going rogue too, but at least I'm starting with good intentions.


message 28: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4559 comments Good luck and happy reading in 2019!


message 29: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7945 comments Some excellent books there Kerri. Good luck!


message 30: by Kylie (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Wow, terrific preparation Kerri! I like it! All the best, and happy reading! xo :)


message 31: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1620 comments Super excited that you've got The Three Musketeers on your challenge list as it's my favourite book of all time! I'll be keeping an eye out for your thoughts!

Good luck! :)


message 32: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Krystal wrote: "Super excited that you've got The Three Musketeers on your challenge list as it's my favourite book of all time! I'll be keeping an eye out for your thoughts!

Good luck! :)"


The copy I have is an abridged version, but if I like it and after having read your review, I might pick up a full version later on :)


message 33: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3496 comments Looks like you're doing well with your challenges, Kerri!


message 34: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Thanks Kathryn, so far so good! I've been on a bit of a mission and only have 5 books left from 2014 though 2 I can't locate. I'm still overcommitting to challenges though.


message 35: by Kerri (last edited Dec 20, 2019 07:06PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Crime Club Annual Challenge. A-Z with a Difference 2020
Duration: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2020

Progress: 0/26
A - Read a book set in Australia Wimmera by Mark Brandi
B - Read a book with a blue cover The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley
C - Read a Crime book of your choice
D - Read a Debut novel The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
E - Read a book set in England
F - Read a book with a four word title (a,an and the DO count) The Ones You Trust by Caroline Overington
G - Read a book where you can find the letters GUN in the title (any order) The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
H - Read a book where the title starts with H How I Lost You byJenny Blackhurst
I - Read a book where both of the author's initials can be found in MYSTERY Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham
J - Read a book published in January of any year. Flight Risk by Michael McGuire
K - Read a book where the author's first or last initial is K The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur
L - Read a book you borrowed from the Library Broken Promise Linwood Barclay
M - Read a Mystery of your choice. Where the Memories Lie by Sibel Hodge
N - Read a new book (Published in 2020) The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan
O - Read an old book (Published before 1999)
P - Read a book with more than 400 pages Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz
Q - Read a book where the title (including a series title) has a q in it. Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre
R - Read a book with a red cover
S - Read a book which is part of a seriesWhen She Was Good
T - Read a Thriller of your own choice The Experiment of Dreams by Brandon Zenner
U - Read a book set in the USA The Housekeeper by Natalie Barelli
V - Read a book with a variety of colours on the cover (at least four)Poison Orchids by Sarah A. Denzil
W - Read a book with a weapon on the cover
X - Read a book which is EXTRA good (lots of five star reviews)
Y - Read a book with a yellow cover
Z - Read a book where the title (including a series title) has a Z in it.


message 36: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69328 comments Mod
Kerri, not sure if you're aware but we've opened the personal challenge folder for 2020 (this is 2019 and your challenge is 2020) Also, in case you've put it in the wrong place, it goes in the Crime group :)


message 37: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Thanks Brenda. I'm just using this space as a note pad at the moment. I'm not sure I want to enter this challenge yet, there are some spaces I don't think I'll be able to fill and don't want to overcommit again.


message 38: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69328 comments Mod
No problems Kerri :) You can change your header and mark it - Kerri's note pad for 2020 or something similar, and if you can't transfer it to the 2020 folder, I can do it for you :)


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