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message 1: by Jenny (last edited Mar 12, 2019 09:25AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments 2018 has been rotten for my various health concerns - hence the title!

I hope to read 130 books this year, but I'm adding an extra 12 just in case I have to 'dnf' or none of my planned books fit the tag so 142 in total.


message 2: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 10:06AM) (new)


message 3: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:28AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments Trim the TBR:

January: #19 In Farleigh Field
February: #17 The Hangman's Daughter
March: #34 Verdict of Twelve
April: #12 Dead Simple
May: #24 Macbeth
June: #30 See What I Have Done
July: #23 A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
August: #16 The Golden Age of Murder
September: #3 Big Little Lies
October
November
December

1. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie ~ Joi
2. The Angel of Darkness - Caleb Carr
3. Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
4. An Almond for a Parrot - Elizabeth Foyster
5. A Burnable Book - Bruce Holsinger
6. The Breaker - Minette Walters
7. The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway ~ Barbara
8. The Chatelet Apprentice - Jean-Francois Parot
9. Crime's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Legal History - Peter J Seddon
10. The Crow Girl - Erik Axl Sund
11. Dead Letters - Caite Dolan-Leach
12. Dead Simple - Harry Bingham
13. Dangerous Women - George R R Martin
14. The Fatal Tree - Jake Arnott
15. Gentleman Captain - J D Davies
16. The Golden Age of Murder - Martin Edwards
17. The Hangman's Daughter - Oliver Potzsch

18. Hawksmoor - Peter Ackroyd
19. In Farleigh Field - Rhys Bowen
20. Jane Austen at Home - Lucy Worsley
21. The Einstein Girl - Philip Snelton
22. Gilgamesh - Joan London
23. The Language of Flowers - Mandy Kirkby
24. Macbeth - Jo Nesbo

25. How to be a Woman - Cait Morlan
26. Necropolis: London and Its Dead - Catharine Arnold
27. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
28. A Plague on Both Your Houses - Susanna Gregory
29. Raising the Dead: The Men Who Created Frankenstein - Andy Dougan
30. See What I Have Done - Sarah Schmidt
31. The Mistress - Danielle Steel
32. Swimming Lessons - Claire Fuller
33. Newton and the Counterfeiter - Thomas Levenson
34. Verdict of Twelve - Raymond Postgate
35. Versailles - Elizabeth Massie
36. The Wardrobe Mistress - Patrick McGrath


message 4: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:31AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments A-Z Stage Adaptations

A - American Gods - Neil Gaiman
B - The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
C - Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand
D - Death Comes to Pemberley - P D James
E - An Enemy of the People - Henrik Ibsen
F - The Favourite - Ophelia Field
G - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
H - The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allen Poe
I - The Idiot - Fyoder Dostoevsky

J - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
K - The King's Speech - Mark Logue
L - Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov
M - Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
N - Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
O - The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
P - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
Q - A Lady of Quality - Frances Hodgson Burnett
R - A Room With A View - E M Forster
S - A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
T - The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker
U - Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
V - The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith
W - The Witness for the Prosecution - Agatha Christie
X - X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Christopher Yost
Y - A Connecticut Yankee in New York - Mark Twain
Z - Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak


message 5: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:32AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments Booked 2019

A seasonal book challenge that happens on Litsy

Winter (Oct-Dec)
1. Female Detective - Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters
2. Fairy Tale Retelling - The Woodcutter - Kate Danley
3. Reminds Me of my Happy Place - More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops - Jen Campbell
4. Features on a Podcast - A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
5. Set in Ireland/Written by an Irish Author - The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
6. New to You Author - Long Way Home - Eva Dolan

Spring (Jan-Mar)
7. Night-Oriented Title - Edinburgh Twilight - Carole Lawrence
8, Cli-fi - The Fifth Season - N K Jemisin
9. Indigineous Author - Life Among the Piutes - Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins
10. Features a Musician - A Minor Deception - Nupur Tustin
11. Social Media Focus - #MeToo - Lori Perkins
12. Has Food or Drink on the Cover - Strawberries & Creme Murder - Susan Gillard


Summer (Apr-Jun)
13. Genrebusting - Chronin - Alison Wilgus
14. Written by a Muslim author/Has a Muslim as a Main Character - The Language of Secrets - Ausma Zehanat Khan
15. Book to Movie - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
16. Comic/Graphic Novel - X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Christopher Yost
17. Gifted - The Fairy Tales of Herman Hesse - Herman Hesse
18. Diverse Middle Grade - Refugee - Alan Gratz



message 6: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:34AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments Modern Mrs Darcy

A book you've been meaning to read - Confessions of the Fox - Jordy Rosenberg
A book about a topic that fascinates you - Burke's Last Witness - C J Dunford
A book in the backlist of your favourite author - Very Good Lives - J K Rowling
A book recommended by someone with great taste - Heroines and Harlots - David Cordingly

Three books by the same author - Death Comes to Pemberley, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman & Cover Her Face - P D James
A book you chose for the cover - The Mitford Murders - Jessica Fellowes
A book by an author who is new to you - Long Way Home - Eva Dolan
A book in translation - Seven Brief Lessons on Physics - Carlo Rovelli
A book outside your (genre) comfort zone - The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan

A book published before you were born - The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck


message 7: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:34AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments Reading Gifts 2019

Books that have been given to me as presents!

A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton
At Bertram's Hotel / The Thirteen Problems - Agatha Christie
The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
Buried in a Book - Lucy Arlington
The Fairy Tales of Herman Hesse - Herman Hesse
The Grace of Kings - Ken Liu

The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert
Jane and the Damned - Janet Mullany
The Mitford Murders - Jessica Fellowes
Mythos - Stephen Fry
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Sherlock: A Study in Pink - Steven Moffat
Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel
Still Life - Louise Penny
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter - Theodora Goss
The Strangler Vine - M J Carter
The Witness for the Prosecution - Agatha Christie


message 8: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:36AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments Serial Reader 2019

A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
At Bertram's Hotel / The Thirteen Problems - Agatha Christie
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
Buried in a Book - Lucy Arlington
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
Cover Her Face - P D James
Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
Edinburgh Twilight - Carole Lawrence
The Fifth Season - N K Jemisin

Forrest Gump - Winston Groom
The Grace of Kings - Ken Liu
The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert
Jane and the Damned - Janet Mullany
The Language of Secrets - Ausma Zehanat Khan
The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan

Long Way Home - Eva Dolan
A Minor Deception - Nupur Tustin
The Mitford Murders - Jessica Fellowes
Mythos - Stephen Fry
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Sherlock: A Study in Pink - Steven Moffat
Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel
Snobbery with Violence - Marion Chesney
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter - Theodora Goss
The Strangler Vine - M J Carter
Strawberries & Creme Murder - Susan Gillard
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman - P D James
X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Christopher Yost



message 9: by Jenny (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:38AM) (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 704 comments Social Justice 2019 (also includes my Listopia "Books White People Need to Read")

#MeToo - Lori Perkins
Black and British - David Olusoga
The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
Desire - Haruki Marakami
Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies) - Scarlett Curtis
Fifty Shades of Feminism - Lisa Appignanesi

Freedom - Margaret Atwood
The Gender Games - Juno Dawson
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla
I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin
Injustice - Richard Wright
Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
Liberty - Virginia Woolf
Love - Jeanette Winterson
The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House - Audre Lorde
No Innocent Bystanders - Christopher Doucot
Notes on Nationalism - George Orwell
On Tyranny - Timothy Snyder
Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
Passing - Nella Larsen
A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
Purple Prose - Kate Harrad
The Souls of Black Folk - W E B Du Bois
Tell Me How it Ends - Valerie Luiselli
Trans Britain - Christine Burns
Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup
The Vagina Monologues - Eve Ensler
Very Good Lives - J K Rowling
War - Sebastian Faulks
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
Women & Power - Mary Beard



message 10: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8872 comments Wow! I am both tired and impressed!


message 11: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (athena78) | 74 comments You've got to be a speed reader! There's no way I'd be able to get through half these lists at my slow pace...plus, wow! All I can say is best of luck!


message 12: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8872 comments Anita has language of flowers on her list of 36.

Jenny, I hope you have a healthy and wonderful year!


message 13: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 5582 comments Thanks Amy for helping people find matches. You're wonderful.

I loved Language of Flowers. Jenny, let me know if you switch it, and I'll create a buddy read list for you.


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