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message 1: by Sushicat (last edited Nov 12, 2019 10:57AM) (new)

Sushicat | 804 comments PBT monthly tags

✅ January - action/adventure - William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher - 5 stars
✅ February - life - Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans - 2.4 stars
✅ March - debut - Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams - 3.4 stars
April - history - Firedrake's Eye by Patricia Finney - dnf
✅ May - beautiful - The Arrival by Shaun Tan - 4.6 stars
✅ June - retelling - Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry - 3 stars
✅ July - London - Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch - 4.4 stars
✅ August - 21st century - Gumballs by Erin Nations - 3.4 stars
✅ September - Culture - Death Undercover by Martin Walker - 4 stars
October - Crime Fiction -
November - American History -
December -


message 2: by Sushicat (last edited Sep 26, 2019 01:24PM) (new)

Sushicat | 804 comments PBT Culture Challenge
I'll stick with last year's guiding principle: Books about other cultures from authors that are from that culture or have lived there, preferably women, preferably African

Links to find good African books:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...
http://whatsonafrica.org/50-books-by-...
http://booksinafrica.com/
https://www.ascleiden.nl/content/webd...
https://www.africabookclub.com/catego...

✅ January - Iraq - Si je t'oublie, Bagdad by Inaam Kachachi - 3 stars (finished in February)
February - Portugal - Der Kabbalist von Lissabon by Richard Zimler - not even started
✅ March - South Korea - Als Mutter verschwand by Kyung-Sook Shin - 3.4 stars
Histoire Couleur Terre Tome 1 / Histoire Couleur Terre Tome 2 / Histoire Couleur Terre Tome 3 by Kim Dong Hwa - I loved the complete set, but at the end it was longish and a bit repetitive - 4 stars for the whole, I rated the first one higher
April - Italy -
May - Brazil -
✅ June - Greece - Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry - 3 stars
✅ July - Syria - Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick - 4 stars
August - Australia - Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
September - Egypt - Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi
October - Spain -
November -
December -


message 3: by Sushicat (last edited Nov 12, 2019 10:56AM) (new)

Sushicat | 804 comments PBT TBR Challenge
If I'm any better than an abysmal failure at this one I'll consider it well done. I don't do well with reading a particular book at a given time.
✅ January - Scott Free by John Gilstrap - 3.6 stars
February - I See You by Greg Hurwitz - not even started
✅ March - Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams - 3.4 stars
April - Firedrake's Eye by Patricia Finney - dnf
✅ May - Die Mauer by Max Annas - 4 stars
✅ June - Morningstar by David Gemmell - 4.4 stars
✅ July - Bullenpeitsche by Simone Buchholz - 4.4 stars
✅ August - Hangman's Root by Susan Wittig Albert - 3.4 stars
September - Chronique d'une mort annoncée by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
October - A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
November - Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
December -


message 4: by Sushicat (last edited Dec 18, 2018 05:40AM) (new)

Sushicat | 804 comments PBT TBR Challenge - The List
I quickly chose from among the physical shelves (which I would be more than happy to make some inroads on) 12 each of sff, suspense and general fiction. Nothing too long, nothing too tough:
01. Gloryland by Shelton Johnson
02. The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
03. Chronique d'une mort annoncée by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
04. Grendel by John Gardner
05. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
06. Blue Lorries by Radwa Ashour
07. Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
08. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
09. The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
10. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
11. Koala by Lukas Bärfus
12. Firedrake's Eye by Patricia Finney
13. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
14. Schattwand by Urs Augstburger
15. Debout les morts by Fred Vargas
16. Hangman's Root by Susan Wittig Albert
17. I See You by Greg Hurwitz
18. Total Khéops by Jean-Claude Izzo
19. Scott Free by John Gilstrap
20. Aareschwimmen by Toni Dreher
21. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
22. Das kalte Jahr by Roman Ehrlich
23. Bullenpeitsche by Simone Buchholz
24. Die Mauer by Max Annas
25. Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick
26. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
27. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
28. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
29. Strange Evil by Jane Gaskell
30. Morningstar by David Gemmell
31. Chernevog by C.J. Cherryh
32. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
33. Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
34. Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
35. Peace by Gene Wolfe
36. The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper


message 5: by Sushicat (last edited Sep 01, 2019 10:49AM) (new)

Sushicat | 804 comments Non-Fiction Pulitzers

✅ 1. Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick
2. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
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Other Non Fiction


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