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message 1: by Penny (new)

Penny | 681 comments Mod
Jennifer asked for a specific folder for challenges and here it is!


message 2: by JenniferD (last edited Mar 22, 2017 09:07AM) (new)

JenniferD (jooniperd) | 343 comments sa-weet!! you guys are so responsive. thank you!!


2016
o Ruby, by Cynthia Bond
The Green Road, by Anne Enright
The Glorious Heresies, by Lisa McInerney
The Portable Veblen, by Elizabeth Mckenzie
The Improbability of Love, by Hannah Mary Rothschild
o A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara

2015
Outline, by Rachel Cusk
o The Bees, by Laline Paull
A God in Every Stone, by Kamila Shamsie
o How to be both, by Ali Smith
A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler
The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters

2014
The Undertaking, by Audrey Magee
Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
o A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
May We Be Forgiven, by A.M. Homes
o NW, by Zadie Smith
o Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel
Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

2012
State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett
o Foreign Bodies, by Cynthia Ozick
o The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
Half Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
Painter of Silence, by Georgina Harding
The Forgotten Waltz, by Anne Enright

2011
o Great House, by Nicole Krauss
The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht
o Room, by Emma Donoghue
Annabel, by Kathleen Winter
Grace Williams Says It Loud, by Emma Henderson
o The Memory of Love, by Aminatta Forna

2010
o The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, by Monique Roffey
A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore
Black Water Rising, by Attica Locke
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
The Very Thought of You, by Rosie Alison

2009
Burnt Shadows, by Kamila Shamsie
o Home, by Marilynne Robinson
Scottsboro, by Ellen Feldman
The Wilderness, by Samantha Harvey
o The Invention of Everything Else, by Samantha Hunt
Molly Fox's Birthday, by Deirdre Madden

2008
The Outcast, by Sadie Jones
The Road Home, by Rose Tremain
Lottery, by Patricia Wood
o Lullabies for Little Criminals, by Heather O'Neill
When We Were Bad, by Charlotte Mendelson
o Fault Lines, by Nancy Huston

2007
Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Observations, by Jane Harris
Digging to America, by Anne Tyler
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, by Xiaolu Guo
The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai
o Arlington Park, by Rachel Cusk

2006
o On Beauty, by Zadie Smith
o The Night Watch, by Sarah Waters
The Accidental, by Ali Smith
Beyond Black, by Hilary Mantel
The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss

2005
We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, by Marina Lewycka
Liars and Saints, by Maile Meloy
The Mammoth Cheese, by Sheri Holman
o Old Filth, by Jane Gardam
Billie Morgan, by Joolz Denby

2004
The Colour, by Rose Tremain
Ice Road, by Gillian Slovo
Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Small Island, by Andrea Levy
o Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
The Great Fire, by Shirley Hazzard

2003
Property, by Valerie Martin
o The Autograph Man, by Zadie Smith
Heligoland, by Shena Mackay
Unless, by Carol Shields
o The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt
Buddha Da, by Anne Donovan

2002
Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett
The Siege, by Helen Dunmore
No Bones, by Anna Burns
The White Family, by Maggie Gee
A Child's Book of True Crime, by Chloe Hooper
Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters

2001
o The Idea of Perfection, by Kate Grenville
Horse Heaven, by Jane Smiley
Homestead, by Rosina Lippi
Hotel World, by Ali Smith
The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
Fred & Edie, by Jill Dawson

2000
When I Lived in Modern Times, by Linda Grant
White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
Amy and Isabelle, by Elizabeth Strout
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells
The Dancers Dancing, by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
If I Told You Once, by Judy Budnitz

1999
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
Paradise, by Toni Morrison
A Crime in the Neighborhood, by Suzanne Berne
Short History of a Prince, by Jane Hamilton
The Leper's Companions, by Julia Blackburn
Visible Worlds, by Marilyn Bowering

1998
Larry's Party, by Carol Shields
The Weight of Water, by Anita Shreve
The Ventriloquist's Tale, by Pauline Melville
The Magician's Assistant, by Ann Patchett
Lives of the Monster Dogs, by Kirsten Bakis
Love Like Hate Adore, by Deirdre Purcell

1997
Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels
Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
One by One in the Darkness, by Deirdre Madden
Hen's Teeth, by Manda Scott
I Was Amelia Earhart, by Jane Mendelsohn
Accordion Crimes, by Annie Proulx

1996
Ladder of Years, by Anne Tyler
A Spell of Winter, by Helen Dunmore
Eveless Eden, by Marianne Wiggins
The Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan
Spinsters, by Pagan Kennedy
The Book of Color, by Julia Blackburn


strikethrough = read
o = owned, unread
unmarked = unowned & unread


message 3: by Penny (last edited Jan 28, 2015 11:09AM) (new)

Penny | 681 comments Mod
Jennifer wrote: "sa-weet!! you guys are so responsive. thank you!! so i see you renamed the other thread as 'winners challenge', so i guess this is for all of the contenders.

i will claim my spot here, and come ba..."


WOW Jennifer you are fast! I was still fiddling about re-naming. I've called this one the SHORTLIST CHALLENGE. There are 6 books on each year's shortlist. I will gradually add them to a dedicated shelf as well so they will be easier to find.
Not sure if people are up for the entire longlist but we could add one of those too!


message 4: by Penny (last edited Aug 07, 2015 06:12AM) (new)

Penny | 681 comments Mod
I'm going to list the books on the shortlist for each year if you want to copy it into your own post and then edit as you go feel free! It's quite long - but hey we only have ourselves to please so here goes!

2015
How to be Both
A Spool of Blue Thread
Outline
The Bees
A God in Every Stone
The Paying Guests


2014
The Undertaking
Burial Rites
Americanah
A Girl is a half-formed Thing
The Goldfinch
The Lowland

2013
Where'd You go Bernadette?
May We Be Forgiven
N W
Life After Life
Bring Up The Bodies
Flight Behaviour

2012
State of Wonder
Foreign Bodies
The Song of Achilles
Half Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
Great House
The Tiger's Wife
Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
The Lacuna
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate At The Stairs
Black Water Rising
Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of YOU

2009
Burnt Shadows
Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
The Road Home
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
Half A Yellow Sun
The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers
The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
The History of Love

2005
We Need to Talk about Kevin
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
The Colour
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
Small Island
Oryx and Crake
The Great Fire

2003
Property
The Autograph Man
Heligoland
Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
Bel Canto
The Seige
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
Fingersmith

2001
The Idea of Perfection
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
The Blind Assassin
Fred and Edie

2000
When I Lived in Modern Times
White Teeth
Amy and Isabelle
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once

1999
The Poisonwood Bible
Paradise
A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions
Visible Worlds

1998
Larry's Party
The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale
The Magician's Assistant
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
Fugitive Pieces
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I was Amelia Earhart
Accordion Crimes

1996
Ladder of Years
A Spell of Winter
Eveless Eden
The Hundred Secret Senses
Spinsters
The Book of Colour


message 5: by Jayme (last edited Jun 17, 2017 05:15AM) (new)

Jayme Jayme's Short list Challenge
54/114 books read

2017
♥ The Power
Stay With Me
The Dark Circle
The Sport of Kings
First Love
Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2016
The Glorious Heresies 9/18/16
Ruby 12/21/14
The Green Road 6/24/16
The Portable Veblen 7/25/16
The Improbability of Love 7/8/16
A Little Life 8/10/16

2015
How to be both 6/15/15
The Bees 5/10/15
Outline
A God in Every Stone
A Spool of Blue Thread 8/4/15
The Paying Guests

2014
♥ A Girl is a half-formed Thing
The Goldfinch 2/2/14
Burial Rites 11/26/13
The Lowland 3/2/14
The Undertaking
Americanah

2013
♥ May We be Forgiven
Life After Life 5/26/13
Flight Behavior 11/9/14
Where'd You Go, Bernadette 8/1/16
NW
Bring Up the Bodies

2012
The Song of Achilles 6/4/12
State of Wonder 5/22/12
Foreign Bodies
Half Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
The Tiger's Wife 1/31/12
Great House
Room
Annabelle
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
♥ The Lacuna
Wolf Hall 1/29/11
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate at the Stairs
Black Water Rising
The Very Thought of You

2009
Home 7/5/12
Molly Fox's Birthday 11/28/10
Burnt Shadows 2/22/2017
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else

2008
The Road Home 7/27/12
The Outcast
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
Half A Yellow Sun 2010ish
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers 3/14/15
The Observations
Digging to America 1/16/11
The Inheritance of Lose
Arlington Park

2006
♥ On Beauty
Beyond Black 2010ish
The History of Love 1/8/2012
The Night Watch
The Accidental 7/8/15
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

2005
♥ We Need to Talk About Kevin
The Mammoth Cheese 2008ish
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
Billie Morgan
Old Filth

2004
♥ Small Island
Purple Hibiscus 7/21/12
Oryx and Crake DNF
The Colour
Ice Road
The Great Fire

2003
Property 6/28/15
The Autograph Man
Heligoland
Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
Bel Canto 8/6/12
Fingersmith
A Child's Book of True Crime
The White Family
The Siege
No Bones

2001
The Idea of Perfection 6/29/16
The Blind Assassin 2003ish
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Fred & Edie
Hotel World

2000
When I Lived in Modern Times 7/8/14
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2008ish
White Teeth
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once
Amy and Isabelle

1999
A Crime in the Neighborhood 6/19/12
The Poisonwood Bible 2000ish
Short History of a Prince
Paradise
Visible Worlds
The Leper's Companion

1998
Larry's Party 6/26/15
The Weight of Water 9/13/10
The Magician's Assistant 7/15/15
Lives of the Monster Dogs 8/10/15
Love Like Hate Adore
The Ventriloquist's Tale 9/4/16

1997
Fugitive Pieces 7/5/15
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth 7/11/16
I was Amelia Earhart 8/1/15
Accordion Crimes

1996
A Spell of Winter 1/21/12
The Hundred Secret Senses 2009ish
Ladder of Years 2010ish
Eveless Eden 8/16/15
Spinsters 7/28/15
The Book of Color 8/12/15

♥ = winner that year


message 6: by Jen (last edited May 03, 2022 02:49AM) (new)

Jen | 114 comments Fun! I have a long way to go.

2021
The Vanishing Half
Piranesi
Transcendent Kingdom
Unsettled Ground
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
No One is Talking About This


2020
Dominicana
Girl, Woman, Other
A Thousand Ships
The Mirror and the Light
Hamnet
Weather

2019
Circe
The Silence of the Girls
Milkman
My Sister, the Serial Killer

Ordinary People
An American Marriage

2018
Home Fire
Sing, Unburied, Sing
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

Sight
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
The Idiot

2017
*The Power
Stay With Me

The Dark Circle
The Sport of Kings
First Love
Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2016
Ruby
The Green Road
The Glorious Heresies
The Portable Veblen
The Improbability of Love
A Little Life

2015
How to be Both
A Spool of Blue Thread
Outline
The Bees
A God in Every Stone
The Paying Guests

2014
The Undertaking
Burial Rites
Americanah
A Girl is a half-formed Thing
The Goldfinch
The Lowland

2013
Where'd You go Bernadette?
May We Be Forgiven
N W
Life After Life
Bring Up The Bodies
Flight Behaviour

2012
State of Wonder
Foreign Bodies
The Song of Achilles
Half Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
Great House
The Tiger's Wife
Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
The Lacuna
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate At The Stairs
Black Water Rising
Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of YOU

2009
*Burnt Shadows
Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
The Road Home
Lottery
*Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
Half A Yellow Sun
The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers
*The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
The History of Love

2005
We Need to Talk about Kevin
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
*The Colour
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
Small Island
Oryx and Crake
The Great Fire

2003
Property
The Autograph Man
Heligoland
*Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
*Bel Canto
The Seine
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
Fingersmith

2001
The Idea of Perfection
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
The Blind Assassin
Fred and Edie

2000
When I Lived in Modern Times
*White Teeth
Amy and Isabelle
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
*If I Told You Once

1999
*The Poisonwood Bible
Paradise
A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions
Visible Worlds

1998
*Larry's Party
The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale
The Magician's Assistant
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
Fugitive Pieces
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I was Amelia Earhart
Accordion Crimes

1996
*Ladder of Years
A Spell of Winter
Eveless Eden
The Hundred Secret Senses
Spinsters
The Book of Colour


message 7: by Val (last edited Jan 28, 2015 02:12PM) (new)

Val You have done a lot of work on setting this up Penny. I'm awed!


I have tried setting up a Group Challenge for the winners, but I have never done this before, so I apologise if it doesn't work.


message 8: by Jayme (new)

Jayme Thanks Penny for putting the list together.


message 9: by Jessica (last edited Apr 28, 2021 02:01PM) (new)

Jessica Haider (jessicahaider) | 155 comments Mod
Jessica's Short List Challenge

2021
The Vanishing Half
Transcendent Kingdom
No One is Talking About This
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps...

Piranesi
Unsettled Ground

2020
Dominicana
Girl, Woman, Other

A Thousand Ships
The Mirror and the Light
Hamnet
Weather

2019
Circe
The Silence of the Girls
Milkman
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Ordinary People
An American Marriage

2018
The Idiot
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Sight
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
Home Fire
Sing, Unburied, Sing

2017
The Dark Circle
The Power
The Sport of Kings
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Stay With Me
First Love

2016
A Little Life
The Improbability Of Love
The Portable Veblen
The Glorious Heresies
Ruby
The Green Road

2015
How to be Both
A Spool of Blue Thread
Outline
The Bees
A God in Every Stone
The Paying Guests

2014
The Undertaking
Burial Rites
Americanah
A Girl is a half-formed Thing
The Goldfinch
The Lowland

2013
Where'd You go Bernadette?
May We Be Forgiven
N W
Life After Life
Bring Up The Bodies
Flight Behaviour

2012
State of Wonder
Foreign Bodies
The Song of Achilles
Half Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
Great House
The Tiger's Wife
Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
The Lacuna
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate At The Stairs
Black Water Rising
Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of YOU

2009
Burnt Shadows
Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
The Road Home
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
Half A Yellow Sun
The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers
The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
The History of Love

2005
We Need to Talk about Kevin
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
The Colour
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
Small Island
Oryx and Crake
The Great Fire

2003
Property
The Autograph Man
Heligoland
Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
Bel Canto
The Seige
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
Fingersmith

2001
The Idea of Perfection IN PROGRESS
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
The Blind Assassin
Fred and Edie

2000
When I Lived in Modern Times
White Teeth
Amy and Isabelle
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once

1999
The Poisonwood Bible
Paradise
A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions
Visible Worlds

1998
Larry's Party
The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale
The Magician's Assistant
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
Fugitive Pieces
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I was Amelia Earhart
Accordion Crimes

1996
Ladder of Years
A Spell of Winter
Eveless Eden
The Hundred Secret Senses
Spinsters
The Book of Colour


message 10: by Val (last edited Jul 10, 2020 09:25AM) (new)

Val I have read quite a lot of them from recent shortlists and very few from the earlier ones.
Most of them were borrowed from the library, although I did buy some in paperback or kindle format.

2020
Dominicana
Girl, Woman, Other
A Thousand Ships
The Mirror and the Light
Hamnet
Weather

2019
Circe
The Silence of the Girls
Milkman
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Ordinary People
An American Marriage

2018
Home Fire
Sing, Unburied, Sing
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
Sight
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
The Idiot

2017
Stay With Me
The Power
The Dark Circle
The Sport of Kings
First Love
Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2016
Ruby
The Green Road
The Glorious Heresies
The Portable Veblen
The Improbability of Love
A Little Life

2015
How to be Both
The Bees
Outline
A God in Every Stone
A Spool of Blue Thread
The Paying Guests

2014
The Undertaking
Burial Rites
Americanah
A Girl is a half-formed Thing
The Goldfinch
The Lowland

2013
Where'd You go Bernadette?
May We Be Forgiven
N W
Life After Life
Bring Up The Bodies
Flight Behaviour

2012
State of Wonder
Foreign Bodies
The Song of Achilles
Half Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
Great House
The Tiger's Wife
Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
The Lacuna
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate At The Stairs
Black Water Rising
Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of You

2009
Burnt Shadows
Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
The Road Home
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
Half A Yellow Sun
The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers
The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
The History of Love

2005
We Need to Talk about Kevin
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
The Colour
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
Small Island
Oryx and Crake
The Great Fire

2003
Property
The Autograph Man (December 2017)
Heligoland (August 2017)
Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
Bel Canto
The Siege
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
Fingersmith

2001
The Idea of Perfection
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
The Blind Assassin
Fred and Edie

2000
When I Lived in Modern Times
White Teeth
Amy and Isabelle
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once

1999
The Poisonwood Bible
Paradise (December 2017)
A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions (December 2017)
Visible Worlds

1998
Larry's Party
The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale (February 2018)
The Magician's Assistant
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
Fugitive Pieces
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I was Amelia Earhart
Accordion Crimes

1996
Ladder of Years (February 2017)
A Spell of Winter
Eveless Eden
The Hundred Secret Senses
Spinsters
The Book of Colour


message 11: by Jayme (last edited Jun 13, 2015 04:01AM) (new)

Jayme I decided to challenge myself and commit to read 10 books for this challenge from June-August. I am currently reading How to Be Both and have several others lined up. I am starting with the early years, but am finding it difficult to get my hands on some titles. Is anyone else having that problem?


message 12: by Val (last edited Feb 14, 2016 01:00AM) (new)

Val The library is less likely to have copies of the old ones, although I presume they did at the time. Quite a lot of them have been republished for kindle though. If you don't have a kindle, have you tried looking for second-hand copies?


message 13: by Jayme (last edited Jun 13, 2015 07:27AM) (new)

Jayme Val wrote: "The library is less likely to have copies of the old ones, although I presume they did at the time. Quite a lot of them have been republished for kindle though, so I am not finding it too difficult..."

I have found several on Paperback Swap. I have a kindle, but I'm cheap and would rather not pay for a book if I don't have to :)


message 14: by Drew (new)

Drew (drewlynn) | 18 comments I'm with you, Tasha - I can't resist either a book challenge or a list! I've read some of these for the Tournament of Books.

2015
&*How to be Both
&✔The Bees
&✔A Spool of Blue Thread
&The Paying Guest
A God in Every Stone
Outline

2014
The Undertaking
&✔Burial Rites
Americanah
*A Girl is a half-formed Thing
&The Goldfinch
The Lowland

2013
&Where'd You go Bernadette?
&*May We Be Forgiven
N W
&✔Life After Life
Bring Up The Bodies
Flight Behaviour

2012
&✔State of Wonder
Foreign Bodies
&✔*The Song of Achilles
&✔Half Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
Great House
&*The Tiger's Wife
&✔Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
&✔*The Lacuna
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate At The Stairs
Black Water Rising
&Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of YOU

2009
Burnt Shadows
*Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
*The Road Home
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
*Half A Yellow Sun
✔The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers
The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
*On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
✔The History of Love

2005
*We Need to Talk about Kevin
&✔A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
The Colour
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
&*Small Island
&Oryx and Crake
The Great Fire

2003
*Property
&The Autograph Man
Heligoland
Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
&业*Bel Canto
The Seige
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
&✔Fingersmith

2001
*The Idea of Perfection
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
&✔The Blind Assassin
Fred and Edie

2000
*When I Lived in Modern Times
&White Teeth
Amy and Isabelle
&Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once

1999
&✔The Poisonwood Bible
Paradise
*A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions
Visible Worlds

1998
*Larry's Party
✔The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale
&The Magician's Assistant
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
*Fugitive Pieces
&Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I was Amelia Earhart
Accordion Crimes

1996
Ladder of Years
*A Spell of Winter
Eveless Eden
&The Hundred Secret Senses
Spinsters
The Book of Colour


message 15: by Penny (new)

Penny | 681 comments Mod
I think I will have to be sure to read each year's books before the end of that year or I will never catch up! I was making steady progress until I realised I hadn't added 2015's books yet


message 16: by Jayme (new)

Jayme Penny wrote: "I think I will have to be sure to read each year's books before the end of that year or I will never catch up! I was making steady progress until I realised I hadn't added 2015's books yet"

I know how you feel... I have read 8 books for my own personal challenge to read 10 short-listed books during the summer. Crossing my fingers to have read all of 1996 before school starts and teachers have to go back to work


message 17: by Jayme (new)

Jayme Well I hit my goal for my summer challenge and read 12 short-listed books. I really enjoyed Eveless Eden and I Was Amelia Earhart.


message 18: by Tasha (new)

Tasha that's great! congrats. :)


message 19: by Sheri (new)

Sheri | 50 comments Impressive, Jayme!


message 20: by Kai (last edited Jul 04, 2016 02:21PM) (new)

Kai Coates (southernbohemian) I have a long way to go!

2016
Ruby
The Green Road
The Glorious Heresies
The Portable Veblen
The Improbability of Love
A Little Life

2015
How to be Both
A Spool of Blue Thread
Outline
The Bees
A God in Every Stone
The Paying Guests


2014
The Undertaking
Burial Rites
Americanah
A Girl is a half-formed Thing
The Goldfinch
The Lowland

2013
Where'd You go Bernadette?
May We Be Forgiven
N W
Life After Life
Bring Up The Bodies
Flight Behaviour

2012
State of Wonder
Foreign Bodies
The Song of Achilles
Half Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
Great House
The Tiger's Wife
Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
The Lacuna
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate At The Stairs
Black Water Rising
Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of YOU

2009
Burnt Shadows
Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
The Road Home
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
Half A Yellow Sun
The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers
The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
The History of Love

2005
We Need to Talk about Kevin
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
The Colour
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
Small Island
Oryx and Crake
The Great Fire

2003
Property
The Autograph Man
Heligoland
Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
Bel Canto
The Seige
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
Fingersmith

2001
The Idea of Perfection
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
The Blind Assassin
Fred and Edie

2000
When I Lived in Modern Times
White Teeth
Amy and Isabelle
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once

1999
The Poisonwood Bible
Paradise
A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions
Visible Worlds

1998
Larry's Party
The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale
The Magician's Assistant
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
Fugitive Pieces
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I was Amelia Earhart
Accordion Crimes

1996
Ladder of Years
A Spell of Winter
Eveless Eden
The Hundred Secret Senses
Spinsters
The Book of Colour


message 21: by Lagullande (last edited Apr 29, 2022 05:38AM) (new)

Lagullande | 76 comments Kai wrote: "I have a long way to go!
..."


Don't worry, Kai. Me too!

2018
Sight finished 31/3/18
When I Hit You finished 2/5/18
Home Fire finished 13/3/18
Sing, Unburied, Sing finished 27/10/18
The Idiot
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock finished 27/2/18

2017
Stay With Me finished 17/4/17
*The Power finished 29/4/17
The Dark Circle finished 8/5/17
The Sport of Kings finished 22/5/17
First Love finished 7/6/17
Do Not Say We Have Nothing finished 25/5/17

2016
Ruby
The Green Road finished 21/4/16
*The Glorious Heresies finished 28/4/22
The Portable Veblen
The Improbability of Love finished 13/6/16
A Little Life

2015
*How to be Both
finished 23/12/14
A Spool of Blue Thread finished 26/5/15
Outline finished 28/3/15
The Bees finished 20/4/15
A God in Every Stone finished 11/2/15
The Paying Guests finished 14/3/15


2014
The Undertaking finished 30/8/17
Burial Rites finished 9/7/14
Americanah finished 8/4/17
*A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing finished 9/11/17
The Goldfinch finished 29/8/14
The Lowland finished 8/2/14

2013
Where'd You go Bernadette?
*May We Be Forgiven finished 29/5/16
N W finished 5/4/16
Life After Life
Bring Up The Bodies finished 14/4/17
Flight Behaviour

2012
State of Wonder
Foreign Bodies
*The Song of Achilles finished 26/6/16
Half Blood Blues finished 29/8/16
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz finished 14/11/21

2011
Great House
*The Tiger's Wife
Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
*The Lacuna finished 27/3/19
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate At The Stairs
Black Water Rising
Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of YOU

2009
Burnt Shadows finished 13/2/17
*Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
*The Road Home
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
*Half A Yellow Sun finished 8/2/16
The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise English-Chinese Dictionary for Lovers
The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
*On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
The History of Love
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

2005
*We Need to Talk about Kevin finished 15/4/22
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
The Colour
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
*Small Island finished 30/4/14
Oryx and Crake finished 19/12/21
The Great Fire

2003
*Property finished 11/2/18
The Autograph Man
Heligoland
Unless
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
*Bel Canto
The Siege
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
Fingersmith

2001
*The Idea of Perfection
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
The Blind Assassin finished 17/1/16
Fred and Edie

2000
*When I Lived in Modern Times
White Teeth
Amy and Isabelle
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once

1999
*The Poisonwood Bible
Paradise
A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions
Visible Worlds

1998
*Larry's Party finished 24/1/21
The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale finished 6/2/18
The Magician's Assistant
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
*Fugitive Pieces finished 1/5/21
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I was Amelia Earhart
Accordion Crimes

1996
Ladder of Years finished 6/2/17
*A Spell of Winter finished 13/7/21
Eveless Eden
The Hundred Secret Senses
Spinsters
The Book of Colour


message 22: by Val (last edited Feb 14, 2016 12:55AM) (new)

Val At least you have plenty of good books to look forward to.


message 23: by Tasha (new)

Tasha good point!


message 24: by Jayme (new)

Jayme It seems I only attack this challenge when I am off for summer vacation. I am going to try and read 7 books this summer. Just finished The Green Road - depressing story with unlikable characters.


message 25: by Carol (last edited Oct 05, 2022 12:27AM) (new)

Carol | 49 comments This will be a very long term challenge but looking forward to it

👍2022👍
The Bread the Devil Knead
*The Book of Form and Emptiness
Great Circle
The Sentence ✅ Wow! What a book 😊
Sorrow and Bliss
The Island of Missing Trees

👍2021👍
Transcendent Kingdom
The Vanishing Half
*Piranesi
Unsettled Ground
No One Is Talking About This
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

👍2020👍
Dominicana
Girl, Woman, Other
A Thousand Ships
The Mirror & the Light
*Hamnet
Weather

👍2019👍
Circe
The Silence of the Girls
Milkman
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Ordinary People
*An American Marriage

2018
*Home Fire
Sing, Unburied, Sing
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
Sight
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
The Idiot 📚👂currently reading

2017
Stay with Me
*The Power
The Dark Circle
The Sport of Kings
First Love
Do Not Say We Have Nothing CURRENTLY READING K

2016
Ruby
The Green Road
* The Glorious Heresies
The Portable Veblen
The Improbability of Love 📚
A Little Life ✅❤️

2015
*How to Be Both
The Bees📚
Outline
A God in Every Stone
A Spool of Blue Thread
The Paying Guests

2014
The Undertaking
Burial Rites
Americanah
* A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
The Goldfinch
The Lowland 📚K

2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
* May We Be Forgiven
NW
Life after Life ✅❤️
Bring Up the Bodies
Flight Behavior📚

2012
State of Wonder 📚
Foreign Bodies
*The Song of Achilles
Half-Blood Blues
Painter of Silence
The Forgotten Waltz

2011
Great House
* The Tiger's Wife
Room
Annabel
Grace Williams Says It Loud
The Memory of Love

2010
*The Lacuna
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
A Gate at the Stairs
Black Water Rising
Wolf Hall
The Very Thought of You🌻

2009
Burnt Shadows
* Home
Scottsboro
The Wilderness🌻
The Invention of Everything Else
Molly Fox's Birthday

2008
The Outcast
* The Road Home
Lottery
Lullabies for Little Criminals
When We Were Bad
Fault Lines

2007
*Half of a Yellow Sun ✅ I loved this book ❤️
The Observations
Digging to America
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
The Inheritance of Loss
Arlington Park

2006
*On Beauty
The Night Watch
The Accidental
Beyond Black
The History of Love📚
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

2005
*We Need to Talk About Kevin
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian📚
Liars and Saints
The Mammoth Cheese
Old Filth
Billie Morgan

2004
The Colour 📚👂
Ice Road
Purple Hibiscus
* Small Island
Oryx & Crake
The Great Fire

2003
* Property
The Autograph Man📚
Heligoland
Unless🌻
The Little Friend
Buddha Da

2002
* Bel Canto
The Siege
No Bones
The White Family
A Child's Book of True Crime
Fingersmith

2001
* The Idea of Perfection
Horse Heaven
Homestead
Hotel World
The Blind Assassin
Fred & Edie 🌻

2000
*When I Lived in Modern Times
White Teeth 📚
Amy and Isabelle
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Dancers Dancing
If I Told You Once

1999
The Poisonwood Bible📚K
Paradise
*A Crime in the Neighbourhood
The Short History of a Prince
The Leper's Companions
Visible Worlds

1998
*Larry's Party
The Weight of Water
The Ventriloquist's Tale
The Magician's Assistant📚K
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Love Like Hate Adore

1997
* Fugitive Pieces
Alias Grace
One by One in the Darkness
Hen's Teeth
I Was Amelia Earhart
Accordian Crimes 🌻

1996
Ladder of Years
* A Spell of Winter
Eveless Eden
The Hundred Secret Senses🌻
Spinsters
The Book Of Colour: A Family Memoir

Progress 83 / 162
😊

✅ read
📚have but haven’t read yet
* winner for that year


message 26: by Carol (new)

Carol | 49 comments I finished the incredible Americanah today so have updated my progress to 42 😊


message 27: by Carol (new)

Carol | 49 comments Carol wrote: "I finished the incredible Americanah today so have updated my progress to 42 😊" Read a few more, progress now 46 out of 150, just finished the chilling Burial Rites


message 28: by Carol (last edited Jul 03, 2021 12:58PM) (new)

Carol | 49 comments Today I finished reading the epic Life after Life what an incredible book, absolutely loved it. What a wonderful 5 ⭐️book.


message 29: by Carol (new)

Carol | 49 comments Carol wrote: "This will be a very long term challenge but looking forward to it

👍2021👍
Transcendent Kingdom
The Vanishing Half
*Piranesi
[book:Unsettled Gro..."



message 30: by Carol (last edited Sep 17, 2022 01:57AM) (new)

Carol | 49 comments Just updated my shortlist thread to add in this years books, which puts the total up to 162. I’m 72 in so still a long way to go.

UPDATE Sept 22 I’m now 82 in of 162 which means over halfway! Whoop!


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