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message 1: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 26, 2018 03:40PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Challenges

1. PBT tag of the month - at least one book
2. PBT trim the TBR
3. Expand our PBT Horizons
4. Personal culture challenge -Books read beyond the culture of the month.
5. Books through the ages -historical fiction or nonfiction
6. Books released in 2019
7. Nonfiction books
8. 85 books for 2019


message 2: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 21, 2019 12:18PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments PBT Tag of the Month

January - Action-Adventure - Bearskin - James A. Mclaughlin
On the Java Ridge -Jock Serong

February - Life- The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - Robert Dugoni

March - Debut - The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
Winter Loon - Susan Bernhard

April -History -Educated -Tara Westover
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt - Stephanie Marie Thorton
Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies

May - Beautiful - A Family Farm in Tuscany: Recipes and Stories from Fattoria Poggio Alloro
Unbranded

June - Retellings -The Song of Achilles

July -London - Everyone Brave is Forgiven- Chris Cleave

August - 21st Century - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk
September -Cultural - Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race - Lara Prior-Palmer
Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams
October- Crime Fiction - Disappearing Earth - Julia Phillips
November- American History - The Yellow House - Sarah M. Broom
December - 2005 - Still Life - Louise Penny


message 3: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 21, 2019 12:21PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Trim the TBR

January #19 Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator -Homer Hickham
February #17 Black Rock White City -A.S. Patric
March #34 Winter Loon - Susan Bernhard
April #12 Educated - Tara Westover
May #24 The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After -Clemantine Wamariya
June #30 -In the Distance - Hernan Diaz
July#23 -Stray: Memoir of a Runaway - Tanya Marquardt
August -#16 The Invisible Bridge - Julie Orringer
September- #3 An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny - Laura Schroff
October- #32 -A Kind of Freedom -Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
November#28 - Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse - Andrea de Robilant
December#2 - Before the Fall - Noah Hawley


message 4: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 21, 2019 12:22PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Trim the TBR Book Choices

1. The White Tiger*
2. Before the Fall *
3. An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
4. Ghana Must Go
5.For Rouenna
6.Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo
7. The Lizard Cage
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
9. Mischling*
10. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
11. From Sand and Ash*
12. Educated
13.Lily and the Octopus
14. Hot Milk *
15. Thirteen Moons *
16. The Invisible Bridge - Read for August
17. Black Rock White City - Read for February
18. Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #1)
19. Carrying Albert Home Read for January
20. The Heavenly Table
21. Erotic Stories of Punjabi Widows*
22. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
23. Stray: Memoir of a Runaway - Read for July
24. The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After
25. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
26. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
27. The Ragged Edge of Night
28.Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
29. The Hired Man
30. In the Distance
31.The Sadness
32. A Kind of Freedom: A Novel
33. A Tale for the Time Being
34. Winter Loon -Read
35. The World Without Us
36. Reign of the Marionettes


message 5: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 31, 2019 09:22PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Personal culture challenge -Books read beyond the culture of the month

So I am pretty terrible at tracking, but besides those lissted, I counted 20 others.

Australia - On the Java Ridge -Jock Serong
Black Rock White City -A.S. Patric
Bolivia/Mennonite - Women Talking - Miriam Toews
Brazil -The Caregiver by Samuel Park
France -Murder on Brittany Shores: A Mystery - Jean-Luc Bannalec
The Flight Portfolio - Julie Orringer
The Body in the Castle WellMartin Walker
Iraq - The Gardener of Baghdad -Ahmad Ardalan
Mexico -The Murmur of Bees - Sofia Segovia
South Korea - Cycling South Korea: Seoul to Northeast, East Sea Coast & Busan to Seoul
Tibet - Bones of the Earth
Portugal - A Rooster Crows in Lisbon - Janice Inman
Rwanda - The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After - Clementine Wamariya


message 6: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 31, 2019 09:26PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Books through the ages -historical fiction or nonfiction
Medieval-
I counted 20 other books besides the ones listed.

13th century- Murder at Broadstowe Manor -Jason Vail
14th century Traitor's Codex - Jeri Westerson
1900-1970 -American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt - Stephanie Marie Thorton
1930's - Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator- Homer Hickam
World War II - The Lost Girls of Paris- Pam Jenoff
1950's - The Gardener of Baghdad -Ahmad Ardalan


message 7: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 30, 2019 04:02PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Books released in 2019
1. The Lost Girls of Paris - Pam Jenoff
2. The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
3. American Spy - Lauren Wilkinson
4. A Birthday Lunch - Martin Walker
5. Bones of the Earth - Eliot Pattison
6. Women Talking -Miriam Toews
7. Traitor's Codex - Jeri Westerson
8. American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt - Stephanie Marie Thorton
9. Lost Children Archive - Valeria Luiselli
10. A Transcontinental Affair - Jodi Daynard
11. Dominicana - Angie Cruz
12. The Yellow House - Sarah M. Broom
13. The Women of the Copper Country - Mary Doria Russell
14. The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead
15. Night Boat to Tangier - Kevin Barry
16. Fleishman Is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Ackner
17. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong
18. The Body in the Castle Well - Martin Walker
19. Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning - Elliot Ackerman
20. Biloxi - Mary Miller
21. Disappearing Earth - Julia Phillips
22. The Flight Portfolio - Julia Orringer
23. The Tubman Command: A Novel - Elizabeth Cobbs
24. Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race - Lara Prior-Palmer
25. The Murmur of Bees -Sofia Segovia
26. Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams
27. Daisy Jones & The Six. - Taylor Jenkins-Reid
28. Lanny - Max Porter
29. The Snow Gypsy - Lindsay Ashford


message 8: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 30, 2019 03:35PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments 85 books for 2019

1. Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal -Alexandra Natapoff
2.Bearskin -James McLaughlin
3. Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator - Homer Hickham
4. The President's Gardens - Muslin Al-Ramli
5. On the Java Ridge -Jock Serong
6. The Caregiver - Samuel Park
7. Murder on Brittany Shores: A Mystery - Jean-Luc Bannalec
8. The Gardener of Baghdad - Ahmad,Ardalan*
9. Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border -Porter Fox
10.Black Rock White City - A.S. Patric
11. Firewater, potholes & sardines - stories of a Brit abroad - Jenny Grainer
12. The Lost Girls of Paris - Pam Jenoff
13. Murder at Broadstowe Manor - Jason Vail
14. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - Robert Dugoni
15. A Rooster Crows in Lisbon - Janice Inman
16. The Silent Patient- Alex Michaelides
17. Winter Loon -Susan Bernhard
18, American Spy - Lauren Wilkinson
19. This Burns My Heart - Samuel Park
20. Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist - Mike Farrell
21. A Birthday Lunch - Martin Walker
22.Cycling South Korea: Seoul to Northeast, East Sea Coast & Busan to Seoul - Tomas Belcik
23. Bones of the Earth - Eliot Pattison
24. Educated - Tara Westover
25. Women Talking - Miriam Toews
26. Traitor's Codex - Jeri Westerson
27. Preparation for the Next Life -Atticus Lish
28.American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt -Stephanie Marie Thorton
29. Silence Is Golden - Laura Mercuri
30, Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies - J.B. West
31. Lost Children Archive - Valeria Luiselli
32. Blood of the Wicked - Leighton Gage
33. A Family Farm in Tuscany: Recipes and Stories from Fattoria Poggio Alloro - Sarah Fioroni
34. The Flight Portfolio - Julie Orringer
35. The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After - Clemantine Wamariya
36. The Den - Abi Maxwell
37.Unbranded - ben Masters
38. The Murmur of Bees - Sofia Segovia
39. Biloxi - Mary Miller
40. How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals - Sy Montgomery
41. The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
42. Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid
43. In the Distance - Hernan Diaz
44.The Body in the Castle Well - Martin Walker
45. The Tubman Command: A Novel - Elizabeth Cobbs
46. The House by the River - Lena Manta
47.The Wolf and the Watchman -Niklas Natt och Dag
48. Greece on My Wheels - Edward Enfield
49. Stray: Memoir of a Runaway - Tanya Marquardt
50. Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave
51.Homes: A Refugee Story -Abu-Bakr Al Rebeeah
52. Fleishman Is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner
53. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous- Ocean Vuong
54.Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage- Kathleen Winter
55. The Nickel Boys- Colson Whitehead
56.Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning - Elliot Ackerman
57. The Invisible Bridge - Julie Orringer
58. Lanny - Max Porter
59. The Lost Man - Jane Harper
60. The Women of the Copper Country - Mary Doria Russell
61. Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration - Carla Hall
62. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk
63. Spinifex & Sunflowers - Avan Judd Stallard
64. Gunshot Road - Adrian Hyland
65. Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race - Lara Prior-Palmer
66. An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny - Laura Schroff
67. Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams
68. Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff - Rosemary Mahoney
69. Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward
70. Night Boat to Tangier - Kevin Barry
71.The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom - Nujeen Mustafa
72. A Kind of Freedom- Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
73. The Snow Gypsy - Lindsay Jayne Ashford
74. Disappearing Earth - Julia Phillips
75. Make Your Home Among Strangers - Jennine Capo Crucet
76.The Girl with the Leica: Based on the true story of the woman behind the name Robert Capa - helena Janeczek
77. Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse - Andrea di Robilant
78. The Yellow House - Sarah M. Broom
79. Still Life - Louise Penny
80. Before the Fall - Noah Hawley
81. Where the Dead Sit Talking - Brandon Hobson
82. A Transcontinental Affair - Jodi Daynard
83. Nantucket White Christmas: A feel-good, small town, Christmas story - Pamela M. Kelley
84.The Mountain Between Us - Charles Martin
85. Crouchback - Sarah Woodbury
86. John Adams - David McCullough
87. Dominicana - Angie Cruz


message 9: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8282 comments Just wanted to say that the invisible bridge is on my list of 36. 33% chance it gets packed. I’m gonna need someone to make me read that book because I have wanted to for a long time, but it is over 700 pages. So if the randomizer wants us to do it I guess were both then. I think it’s your number nine. I wonder what number it is for me? Let’s keep each other posted.


message 10: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Amy wrote: "Just wanted to say that the invisible bridge is on my list of 36. 33% chance it gets packed. I’m gonna need someone to make me read that book because I have wanted to for a long time, but it is ove..."

Let's coordinate our numbers, just in case. I know people whose opinion I value who loved this, but I never have managed to bring it to the top of my reading list.

I tried to make a list of books, I felt I wanted to read but didn't "Have To REad."


message 11: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments My TBR list is set and I will make no further changes to it.


message 13: by NancyJ (last edited Dec 26, 2018 03:59PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 4980 comments Booknblues wrote: "My TBR list is set and I will make no further changes to it."

It's a great list! It was cool to see the book (#19) by the guy from October Sky (my husband loves that movie so we've seen it several times).


message 14: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 31, 2019 09:32PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Expand your horizons
I completed this but did not record here.
January -Iraq - The President's Gardens - Muslin Al-Ramli
February - Portugal Firewater, potholes & sardines - stories of a Brit abroad - Jenny Grainer
March - South Korea -This Burns My Heart - Samuel Park
April - Italy - Silence Is Golden -Laura Mercuri
May - Brazil - Blood of the Wicked - Leighton Gage


message 15: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 31, 2019 09:32PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments Dead Tree Books

sorry that is it. Clearly failed here.
1. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - Robert Dugoni


message 16: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 31, 2019 09:36PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments 5 Star Reads for 2019

I read 14 5 star books this year, but clearly didn't track them very well.

1. The President's Gardens - Mushin Al-Ramli
2. Bones of the Earth -Eliot Pattison
3. Educated - Tara Westover
4. Women Talking - Miriam Toews
5. Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies - J.B. West
6. Lost Children Archive - Valeria Luiselli


message 17: by Booknblues (last edited Jul 06, 2019 12:00PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments June's Plan
This is me-
Retelling: The Third Witch(Macbeth)
The Song of Achilles (also Horizon)

Horizon:
The Song of Achilles
The House by the River
Greece on My Wheels -Edward Enfield finished in July

Trim the TBR-
In the Distance

I wanted to do the other 2 tags for this month
Military - The Tubman Command(really excited about this)
Creepy - The Wolf and the Watchman

The ones which are struck through have been read.


message 18: by Booknblues (last edited Jul 31, 2019 05:41PM) (new)


message 19: by Booknblues (last edited Aug 19, 2019 08:48PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments August's Plan

This Month's Tag -21st Century
Lanny -Max Porter

Horizon- Australia
The Lost Man - Jane Harper

TBR Challenge
The Invisible Bridge - Julie Orringer

July's leftover
Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-torn Syria in a Wheelchair -Nunjeen Mustafa


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message 21: by Booknblues (last edited Oct 31, 2019 12:24PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments October Plans-\\

TBR Challenge
A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Horizon Spain:
The Snow Gypsy
Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God
All This I Will Give to You
The Girl from Oto
The Girl with the Leica

Tag Crime Fiction:
Disappearing Earth
Two Kinds of Truth

Fall Flurries:
Make Your Home Among Strangers Jennine Capo Crucet -Hispanic Heritage month (this book was recently burned by Georgia University students because author discussed white privilege.


message 22: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 31, 2019 12:59PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments November Plans:

TBR Challenge: #28
Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

Horizon- Native American
Where the Dead Sit Talking

Tag - American History
John Adams by David McCullough
Jefferson & Madison: The Great Collaboration by Adrienne Koch
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

Fall Flurries:
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel

Leftovers:
Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God
All This I Will Give to You
The Girl from Oto
The Girl with the Leica
Two Kinds of Truth


message 23: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments So a word about November, I didn't do so well in reading and meeting my goals this month. Like October when I was reading Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God, I was slowed down by reading John Adams. I stopped reading both because I wanted to meet my goals and not get to slowed down to not meet my Goodreads, reading goal for the year.

I was really disappointed to not start Where the Dead Sit Talking, because I had wanted to read it since last January and it is why I nominated Native Americans for the Horizon tag. Every month I kept hoping for it. :(

Next year, I am definitely not going to try for so many books because I want to take my time and finish a book which I am enjoying.


message 24: by Booknblues (last edited Dec 31, 2019 01:01PM) (new)

Booknblues | 5499 comments December Plans:

TBR Challenge #2. ,Before the FallBefore the Fall *

Horizon -Dominican Republic
Dominicana

Tag -2005
Still Life-Louise Penny

Fall Flurries
Nantucket White Christmas: A feel-good, small town, Christmas story

Bookswap
Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch - Late December buddy read with Theresa

Leftovers:

Where the Dead Sit Talking
John Adams by David McCullough
Jefferson & Madison: The Great Collaboration by Adrienne Koch
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God
All This I Will Give to You
The Girl from Oto
Two Kinds of Truth


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