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message 1: by Joy D (last edited Dec 04, 2019 01:11PM) (new)

Joy D | 3231 comments Trim the TBR:

1. House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest by Craig Childs
2. The Doctor's Daughter: Journey to Justice by Belle Blackburn - completed 12/4/19 - 457 pages - My Review
3. Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors by James D. Hornfischer - completed 9/4/19 - 4 stars - 546 pages - My Review
4. Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral by Mary Doria Russell
5. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
6. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
7. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
8. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943) by Rick Atkinson
9. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Greatest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
10. Heat and Light: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh
11. From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
12. Educated by Tara Westover - completed 4/13/19 - 4 stars - 352 pages - My Review
13. The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler
14. Damaged by Pamela Callow
15. Wolfsong by T.J. Klune
16. The Brothers K by David James Duncan - completed 8/9/19 - 4 stars - 645 pages - My Review
17. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay - completed 2/3/19 - 3 stars - 448 pages My Review
18. Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
19. Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong - completed 1/7/19 - 3 stars - 496 pages - My Review
20. The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
21. The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna
22. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
23. Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell - completed 7/21/19 - 4 stars - 614 pages - My Review
24. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry - completed 5/13/19 - 5 stars - 624 pages - My Review
25. Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK by Gerald Posner
26. The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison
27. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
28. Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris - completed 11/12/19 - 3 stars - 730 pages - My Review
29. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - HC
30. The Rainmaker by John Grisham - completed 6/4/19 - 4 stars - 711 pages - My Review
31. Spill Summer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
32. The Humans by Matt Haig - completed 10/5/19 - 5 stars - 285 pages - My Review
33. Bearskin by James McLaughlin
34. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - completed 3/4/19 - 3 stars - 658 pages - My Review
35. Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
36. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell


message 2: by Joy D (last edited Dec 15, 2019 01:20PM) (new)

Joy D | 3231 comments Books Read for 2019 Monthly Tags:

January - Action/Adventure
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt - completed 1/2/19 - 4 stars

Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides - completed 1/15/19 - 5 stars

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - completed 1/28/19 - 4 stars

February - Life
Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request by Mitch Albom - completed 2/1/19 - 3 stars

We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt - completed 2/2/19 - 2 stars

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne - completed 2/7/19 - 4 stars

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande - completed 2/9/19 - 4 stars

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan - completed 2/12/19 - 4 stars

March - Debut
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - completed 3/4/19 - 3 stars

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob - completed 3/20/19 - 4 stars

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - completed 3/24/19 - 4 stars

Pickle's Progress by Marcia Butler - completed 3/25/19 - 2 stars

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - completed 3/27/19 - 4 stars

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue - completed 3/27/19 - 4 stars

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - completed 3/31/19 - 4 stars

April - History
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck by Gary Kinder - completed 4/3/19 - 4 stars

The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism by John U. Bacon - completed 4/11/19 - 5 stars

The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr - completed 4/21/19- 3 stars

May - Beautiful
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry - completed 5/13/19 - 5 stars

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende - completed 5/18/19 - 4 stars

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey - completed 5/20/19 - 5 stars

The Hours by Michael Cunningham - completed 5/23/19 - 5 stars

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare - completed 5/26/19 - 3 stars

June - Retellings
Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood - completed 6/11/19 - 4 stars

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski - completed 6/14/19 - 4 stars

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov - completed 6/18/19 - 4 stars

July - London
Atonement by Ian McEwan - completed 7/7/19 - 5 stars

White Teeth by Zadie Smith - completed 7/14/19 - 4 stars

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes - completed 7/23/19 - 4 stars

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake - completed 7/27/19 - 3 stars

August - 21st Century
Quichotte: A Novel by Salman Rushdie - completed 8/2/19 - 4 stars

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong - completed 8/11/19 - 3 stars

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson - completed 8/17/19 - 4 stars

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak - completed 8/20/19 - 5 stars

September - Cultural
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk - completed 9/6/19 - 3 stars

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - completed 9/8/19 - 4 stars

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence - completed 9/10/19 - 4 stars

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi - completed 9/12/19 - 3 stars

October - Crime Fiction
Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent - completed 10/8/19 - 4 stars

The Dry by Jane Harper - completed 10/14/19 - 3 stars

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: A Novel by Ron Hansen - completed 10/21/19 - 3 stars

November - American History
Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin - completed 11/7/19 - 4 stars

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - completed 11/16/19 - 4 stars

A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial by James Reston Jr. - completed 11/18/19 - 4 stars

December - 2005

The Sea by John Banville - completed 12/12/19 - 4 stars

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy - completed 12/15/19 - 3 stars


message 3: by Joy D (new)

Joy D | 3231 comments All my challenges are being tracked in one place (the first GR group I joined where I participated regularly):

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 4: by Karen (last edited Jun 23, 2019 11:25AM) (new)

Karen | 41 comments Joy D wrote: "All my challenges are being tracked in one place (the first GR group I joined where I participated regularly):

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/......"


Out of curiosity I followed your link and fojnd morw chal,enges. I cannot do another challengw! But I joined anyway. 😉

You have read some excellent books!


message 5: by Joy D (new)

Joy D | 3231 comments Karen wrote: "Out of curiosity I followed your link and fojnd morw chal,enges. I cannot do another challengw! But I joined anyway...."

Thanks, Karen. I joined a bunch of them not really knowing if I could complete them all. Best of luck!


message 6: by Joy D (new)

Joy D | 3231 comments updated 12/13/19


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