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message 1: by Nicole (last edited Dec 17, 2018 09:40AM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments 1. Read at least 1 book for each PBT month
2. Read 12 PBT Trim that TBR Books (selected by randomizer)
3. Read 12 books that fit PBT monthly Cultural Challenge
4. Read 4 selected 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners
5. Read 6 books off of the 100 F PBT list
6. Read 6 books off of the 100 NF PBT list
7. Read 1 book from each PBT Top 10 years


message 2: by Nicole (last edited Dec 16, 2019 10:06AM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Books Read in 2019

1. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos {Jan. 2}
2. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch {Jan. 6}
3. Black Flags by Joby Warrick {Jan. 7}
4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E Wein {Jan. 14}
5. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon {Jan. 27}

6. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders {Feb. 5}
7. The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel {Feb. 13}
8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell {Feb. 18}

9. Morning Star by Pierce Brown {Mar. 7}
10. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker {Mar. 14}
11. White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht {Mar. 22}
12. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin {Mar. 26}

13. Bonk by Mary Roach {Apr. 5}
14. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell {Apr. 10}
15. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon {Apr. 19}

16. Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser {May 3}
17. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder {May 5}
18. The River of Doubt by Candice Millard {May 8}
19. Less by Andrew Sean Greer {May 15}
20. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles {May 22}

21. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas {Jun. 5}
22. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks {Jun. 10}
23. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder {Jun. 16}
24. Circe by Madeline Miller {Jun. 20}
25. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni {Jun. 28}

26. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder {Jul. 4}
27. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder {Jul. 18}


28. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder {Sept. 5}
29. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder {Sept. 11}
30. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder {Sept. 13}
31. The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian {Sept. 21}
32. Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie {Sept. 22}

33. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte {Oct. 1}
34. Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen {Oct. 7}
35. Night Sins by Tami Hoag {Oct. 10}
36. Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler {Oct. 17}
37. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot {Oct. 22}

38. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy {Nov. 4}
39. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford {Nov. 8}


40. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough {Dec. 7}


Bury My Heat at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown


message 3: by Nicole (last edited Dec 16, 2019 10:07AM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Read at least 1 book for each PBT month

January: action-adventure
1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch {Jan. 6}
2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E Wein {Jan. 14}
3. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon {Jan. 27}

February: life
1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell {Feb. 18}

March: debut
1. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker {Mar. 14}
2. White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht {Mar. 22}

April: history
1. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell {Apr. 10}
2. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon {Apr. 19}

May: beautiful
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte {Oct. 1}

June: retelling
1. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks {Jun. 10}
2. Circe by Madeline Miller {Jun. 20}
3. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni {Jun. 28}

July: London
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker {abandoned}

August: 21st Century
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot {Oct. 22}

September: cultural
1. The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian {Sept. 21}
2. Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie {Sept. 22}

October: crime fiction
1. Night Sins by Tami Hoag {Oct. 10}

November: American history
1. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford {Nov. 8}

December: 2005
1.


message 4: by Nicole (last edited Dec 03, 2019 01:15PM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Read 12 PBT Trim that TBR Books (selected by randomizer)

January: 19. Love Walked in by Marisa de los Santos {Jan. 2}
February: 17. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders {Feb. 5}
March: 34. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker {Mar. 14}
April: 12. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin {Mar. 26}
May: 24. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles {May 22}
June: 30. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks {Jun. 10}
July: 23. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
August: 16. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot {Oct. 22}
September: 3. Beartown by Fredrik Backman {abandoned}
October: 32. Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler {Oct. 17}
November: 28. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
December: 2. 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson


message 5: by Nicole (last edited Dec 16, 2019 10:07AM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Read 12 books that fit PBT monthly Cultural Challenge

January: Iraq > Black Flags by Joby Warrick {Jan. 7}
February: Portugal > The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel {Feb. 13}
March: South Korea > White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht {Mar. 22}
April: Italy > A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell {Apr. 10}
May: Brazil > The River of Doubt by Candice Millard {May 8}
June: Greece > Circe by Madeline Miller {Jun. 20}
July: Syria > The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian {Sept. 21}
August: Australia > The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough {Dec. 7}
September: Egypt > Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie {Sept. 22}
October: Spain > Hot Milk by Deborah Levy {Nov. 4}
November: Native American > Bury My Heat at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
December: Dominican Republic >


message 6: by Nicole (last edited May 16, 2019 05:49AM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Read 4 selected 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners

Fiction: Less by Andrew Sean Greer {May 15}
Biography: Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser {May 3}
History: The Gulf by Jack E. Davis
General Non-Fiction: Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr.


message 7: by Nicole (last edited Dec 16, 2019 10:07AM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Read 6 books off of the 100 F PBT list

1. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell {Apr. 10}
2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas {Jun. 5}
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte {Oct. 1}
4. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy {Nov. 4}
5. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough {Dec. 7}
6.

Read 6 books off of the 100 NF PBT list

1. Bonk by Mary Roach {Apr. 5}
2. The River of Doubt by Candice Millard {May 8}
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot {Oct. 22}
4. Bury My Heat at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
5.
6.


message 8: by Nicole (last edited Dec 03, 2019 01:17PM) (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Read 1 book from each PBT Top 10 years

2008: Love Walked in by Marisa de los Santos {Jan. 2}
2009: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford {Nov. 8}
2010: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot {Oct. 22}
2011: 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
2012: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles {May 22}
2013: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker {Mar. 14}
2014: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin {Mar. 26}
2015: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks {Jun. 10}
2016: Hot Milk by Deborah Levy {Nov. 4}
2017: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders {Feb. 5}
2018: Circe by Madeline Miller {Jun. 20}


message 9: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments Love seeing all your PBT centered goals!!!! Warms my heart. xo


message 10: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8855 comments Nicole, I have given 5 stars to 15 of your 36, and they are lifetime favorites! I am so excited for you! This is going to be an awesome challenge and reading year for us all, but especially for you!


message 11: by Barbara M (new)

Barbara M (barbara-m) | 2275 comments I've read 17 of the books on you list of 36! At least 10 of them I loved! I hope you get to read with the randomizer!


message 12: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 6197 comments I had Hot Milk on my list and lined it up to match your number.


message 13: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8855 comments That’s a fabulous book! (Hot Milk)


message 14: by NancyJ (last edited Dec 21, 2018 07:12PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 5575 comments Nicole, we have many books in common! Are you interested in doing buddy reads? If so I'll try to match your numbers.
Especially 3, 11, 12, 31, 36.
Probably also 6, 16, and a couple others.

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry is a lovely book for book lovers.


message 15: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 430 comments BooknBlues and Nancy - That would be so much fun, I would love to do buddy reads!! :)

I pulled all my random books from PBT’s annual top ten lists. I figured this way I was bound to find some great reads! Very excited to start the year


message 16: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 5575 comments Nicole wrote: "BooknBlues and Nancy - That would be so much fun, I would love to do buddy reads!! :)
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Great! Let's use your #3 for Beartown!


message 17: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 7872 comments I have 22 Britannia Road at my # 2 also!


message 18: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 430 comments Joanne wrote: "I have 22 Britannia Road at my # 2 also!"

Fantastic! :) It'll be so much fun to read with people throughout the year.


message 19: by NancyJ (last edited Dec 25, 2018 11:31PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 5575 comments Hi Nicole, we have a group for #34 for Golem & The Jinni.

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


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