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message 1: by Kimberly (last edited Dec 23, 2011 10:10AM) (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments Here are the tasks:

Month 1: Read a book that is set in your Birthday Month, or has the name of the month in the title.
As Once in May by Antonia White


Month 2: Read a book that has your Birthstone in the title, is about your birthstone, or the cover is the colour of your birthstone. Birthstones as listed here http://www.galleries.com/minerals/births...
Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

Month 3: Read a book that was originally published in the year you were born. The version you read may be a subsequent publication.
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson


Month 4: Read a book written by an author from your country.
Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong


Month 5: Read a book set in a country you'd like to visit.
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee


Month 6: Read a book from your favorite genre.
Montana by Debbie Macomber


Month 7: Read a book written by an author who shares your first or last name.
Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory by Kimberly L. Craft


Month 8: Read a book that has your favorite flower either on the cover or in the title.
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean

Month 9: Read the book that has been on your TBR list the longest.
Iceberg by Clive Cussler

Month 10: Read a book that has your favorite animal or bird on the cover.
The white lions of Timbavati by Chris McBride


Month 11: Read a memoir or biography of someone you admire.
No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu


Month 12: Read a book about an issue/cause that is meaningful to you.
In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall


As Once in May by Antonia White Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4) by Kelley Armstrong Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee Montana by Debbie Macomber Infamous Lady The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory by Kimberly L. Craft The Orchid Thief A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean Iceberg (Dirk Pitt, #3) by Clive Cussler The white lions of Timbavati by Chris McBride No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall


message 2: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments It feels kind of wierd for me to be plotting out what books I'm going to read in advance.


message 3: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) I like your list! I find it interesting to see the Cussler as a long-time TBR - is there a story abut that?


message 4: by Kimberly (last edited Dec 23, 2011 01:32PM) (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments Nope I just haven't gotten around to reading it since I uploaded it to my list on Goodreads and since it is the book I've had marked as TBR the longest I figure I should read it soon. I love Clive Cussler but his earlier books can be harder to find in used bookstores :)


message 5: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) You def. haunt different used bookstores than I do. 'Course, I also haunt thrift stores & the library. I'm just babbling - just trying to say it seems like I've seen several different copies of this 'floating' around. My husband is a big Cussler fan.


message 6: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments Usually I see his newer books in the thrift stores/used bookstores I go to here and I think he's more popular where you are since you're in the states and there doesn't seem to be as many canadian fans.. I could get it from the library they have like 30 copies but I like to own his books :)


message 7: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 44730 comments Good job on your list Kimberly. If you are doing the Around the World in 52 books challenge, Disgrace could double in that one.


message 8: by Kimberly (last edited Dec 23, 2011 03:52PM) (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments I am doing the but I have another that I'm going to read for South Africa :) I'm going to read My Traitor's Heart A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience by Rian Malan for that :)


message 9: by Judy (new)

Judy (patchworkcat) | 5760 comments Nice variety. :-) I see a couple that have me interested.


message 10: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3494 comments Wow. Looks good.


message 11: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments Judy wrote: "Nice variety. :-) I see a couple that have me interested."

Which ones? :)


message 12: by Anna Marie (new)

Anna Marie I miss Harry Potter, so I'm curious about that Quidditch book.


message 13: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments I think I read it when I was 11 or so but I remember liking it. I'm still a Harry Potter fangirl :)


message 14: by Judy (new)

Judy (patchworkcat) | 5760 comments The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession, In the Shadow of Man and The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. You couldn't pay me enough money to read Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory. I read a short bio about her once and never have been able to forget it. That was one gruesome woman. Hitler, Napoleon and Stalin are nice guys compared to her. :-)


message 15: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments Judy wrote: "The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession, In the Shadow of Man and The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. You couldn't pay me enough..."

I'll let you know how The Orchid Thief and In The Shadow of man and The Mother Tongue: English and how it got that way are :)


message 17: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 2033 comments I've actually decided to change The Orchid Thief A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean to The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley :)


message 18: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 44730 comments Ooooh - The Orchid House looks very interesting. I've added it to my every growing (out of control) wishlist. :)


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