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message 1: by Erica (last edited Dec 19, 2019 10:29PM) (new)

Erica | 867 comments For 2019 I want to read at least:

15 books from my TBR pile (on my TBR prior to 1 Jan 2018)

1. More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops (on my TBR since Sept 2015)
2. Stay with Me (on my TBR since Jul 2017)
3. Turtles All the Way Down (on my TBR since Dec 2017)
4. She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me (on my TBR since Jun 2013)
5. Into the Wild (on my TBR since Apr 2013)
6. Daughter of Fortune (on my TBR since Jul 2014)
7. The Good Girl (on my TBR since Dec 2014)
8. In Cold Blood (on my TBR since Aug 2016)
9. Big Little Lies (on my TBR since Dec 2014)
10. Circling the Sun (on my TBR since Aug 2015)
11. Beartown (on my TBR since May 2017)
12. The Left Hand of Darkness (on my TBR since Oct 2014) DNF
13. The God Delusion (on my TBR since Apr 2013)
14. The Secret History (on my TBR since Sep 2014)
15. Bel Canto (on my TBR since Jan 2015)

16. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (on my TBR since Oct 2014)
17. Gilead (on my TBR since Apr 2017)
18. Voyager (on my TBR since Oct 2015)
19. If I Stay (on my TBR since Aug 2014)
20. The Improbability of Love (on my TBR since May 2016)

10 of the oldest books on my Goodreads TBR shelf

READ1. She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me
READ2. Daughter of Fortune
3. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
4. Homage to Catalonia
5. Shantaram
READ6. In Cold Blood
7. The Thirteenth Tale
8. Ender's Game
9. Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
10. Katherine

10 books from my home bookshelf (on my bookshelf prior to 1 Jan 2019)

1. Milkman
2. Stay with Me
3. Anna Karenina
4. Witness the Night
5. My Sister, the Serial Killer
6. How to be Champion
7. Daughter of Fortune
8. The Good Girl
9. The Library Book
10.Young Adolf

11. Don't You Cry
12. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
13. The Age of Miracles
14. The Party
15. The Night Watch
16. Normal People
17. The Secret History
18. Bel Canto
19. The Song of Achilles
20. Union Belle
21. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
22. Gilead
23. Voyager
24. The Improbability of Love

5 books from this Guardian list

1. The Old Man and the Sea
2. Anna Karenina
3. Under the Skin
4. The Left Hand of Darkness DNF
5. The Secret History

6. Gilead

10 books from B.A.M.E authors - black, asian, minority ethnicities

1. Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
2. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
3. A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
4. An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
5. Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai
6. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
7. Real World by Natsuo Kirino
8. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
9. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

message 2: by Erica (last edited Sep 26, 2019 12:29AM) (new)

Erica | 867 comments This is where I will list the countries I have read about:

1. Northern Ireland
2. Spain
3. Cuba
4. Nigeria
5. U.S.A
6. Ireland
7. Angola
8. Lebanon
9. South Africa
10. India
11. Russia
12. England
13. Chile
14. Australia
15. Scotland
16. Kenya
17. Japan
18. Sweden
19. New Zealand
20. Greece

message 3: by Erica (last edited Oct 15, 2019 10:38PM) (new)

Erica | 867 comments Stoked I've already read one book for my challenge to read 5 from the Guardian list. Some others I would like to get to are:

READ 1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
2. Evelina by Fanney Burney
3. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
4. Any Human Heart by William Boyd
5. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
6. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
7. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
READ 8. Gilead by Marilyn Robinson
9. Kindred by Octavia Butler
DNF 10. The Lefthand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

message 4: by Erica (new)

Erica | 867 comments Yay I've met my goal of reading 5 books off the Guardian list (something I try and do every year). Still hoping to get to Gilead this year.

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