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 Post subject: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2021, 09:59 
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Here we go again, folks :D .

Happy new year, and welcome to the CBB Book a Week Challenge for 2021! At least we've still got books!!

The rules are the same as always, and the challenge is to read at least one book for every week during the year. I'm not sure how many people actually "do" the challenge and how many of us just like to have a place for recording which books we've read during the year, but whatever :lol: .

If you're new to the challenge, the rules are as follows:

1. Re-reads not included
2. At total of 52 books to be read by the end of the year. This equates to roughly one a week, although obviously some books take longer to read than others
3. All books are allowed, as are transcripts of something you would otherwise have read in book form. Textbooks etc count, as long as you've read the whole thing!
4. This is a personal challenge and not competitive

Everyone taking part in the challenge should create their own personal challenge post on this thread. Use that post for the rest for the year when you finish each book. Please edit your post as follows:

1/52 Book One-Author
2/52 Book Two-Author
and so on right up to 52 (and beyond if the mood takes you!)

Or just number them 1,2,3,4 etc if you prefer.

If you would like to contribute more information, please feel free to post reviews in another thread within the Recommendations forum. This thread should only be used to update your own post with your book count, though, please .

If you just fancy using this thread to record the books you've read through the year, rather than aiming for 52, and or to use different colours for different genres, or indeed anything else, then please feel free to do so.

Happy reading, all.

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2021, 09:59 
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1 - Golden Poppies by Laila Ibrahim
2 - Covid Christmas Parade by Milan Kumar
3 - Botticelli's Muse by Dorah Blume
4 - Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
5 - The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow
6 - Timothy's Book by Verlyn Klinkenborg
7 - Love and Death in Vienna by Bunny Paines-Cleme
8 - Calico and Silk by Christine Evans

9 - Let's Do It: the authorised biography of Victoria Wood, by Jasper Rees
10 - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
11 - Barkskins by Annie Proulx
12 - Harlot Queen by Hilda Lewis
13 - A Most English Princess by Clare McHugh
14 - The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
15 - The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak
16 - The Lady of the Ravens by Joanna Hickson

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2021, 12:27 
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January

1/52 All The Devils Are Here - Louise Penny
2/52 Words In Pain (Letters on life and death) - Olga Jacoby
3/52 Moorings (Bk3, DI Tanner Mystery) - David Blake
4/52 A Midwinter Promise - Lulu Taylor
5/52 Lark Song - Jane Bailey
6/52 Three Rivers (Bk 4, DI Tanner Mystery) David Blake
7/52 Dead Land - Sara Paretsky
8/52 The Body In The Transept - Jeanne M Dams

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2021, 17:05 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
1/52 House of the Glimmering Light - Jane Shaw
2/51 The Secret - Lorna Hill
3/52 A New Role for Natasha - Phyllis Matthewman
4/52 Two Fair Plaits - Malcolm Saville
5/52 In the Lion's Den: A House of Falconer Novel - Barbara Taylor Bradford
6/52 A Granite Springs Christmas - Maggie Christensen
7/52 The World of Elizabeth Goudge - Sylvia Gower
8/52 The Life She Creates - Maggie Christensen
9/52 The Forgotten Home Child- Genevieve Graham
10/52 What I Mean- Joan Didion
11/52 The Pull of the Stars - Emma Donoghue


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2021, 23:08 
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Location: Glasgow
January
1/52 Travel Light- Naomi Mitchison (1952)
2/52 The Bridge of San Luis Rey- Thornton Wilder (1927)
3/52 Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race- Reni Eddo- Lodge (2017)
4/52 When Breath Becomes Air- Paul Kalanithi (2016)

5/52 The Moon is Down- John Steinbeck (1942)
6/52 The Tormentors- George Bellairs (1962)
7/52 Verdict of Thirteen: A Detection Club Anthology- Various (1979)
8/52 Running in the Family-Michael Ondaatje (1982)
9/52 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell (1949)

February
10/52 The Day Watch- Sergei Lukyanenko (2000)
11/52 The Godmother- Hannelore Cayre (2019)
12/52 Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson (1886) (novella)
13/52 The Government Inspector-Nikolai Gogol (1836) (play)
14/52 One Day- David Nicholls (2009)
15/52 Evelyn Finds Herself-Josephine Elder (1929)
16/52 Surfeit of Suspects- George Bellairs (1964)
17/52 Manchester Happened- Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (2019)
18/52 Manja- Anna Gmenyer (1938)
19/52 Bramton Wick- Elizabeth Fair (1952)
20/52 Near Neighbours- Molly Clavering (1956)


Re-reads
1. Bayou Moon- Ilona Andrews (2010)
2. Fate's Edge- Ilona Andrews (2011)
3. Steel's Edge- Ilona Andrews (2012)
4. The Fellowship of the Ring- J. R. R. Tolkien (1954)
5. Howl's Moving Castle- Diana Wynne Jones (1986)
6. Little Boy Lost- Marghanita Laski (1949)
7. The Two Towers- J. R. R. Tolkien (1954)

8. Madensky Square- Eva Ibbotson (1988)
9. The Return of the King- J. R. R. Tolkien (1955)

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2021, 07:51 
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I’ve recently started a Chalet re-read so am not expecting to read so many new books this year.

1/52 The Legacy - Yrsa Sigurdardottir
2/52 Murder on a Summer’s Day - Frances Brody

Re-reads
1 Juliet of the Chalet School - Caroline German
2 Deira joins the Chalet School - Caroline German
3 Princess of the Chalet School - Elinor M Brent-Dyer
4 Juniors of the Chalet School - Katherine Bruce
5 Visitors for the Chalet School - Helen McClelland
6 Head Girl of the Chalet School - Elinor M Brent-Dyer
7 The Chalet School and Cornelia - Katherine Bruce


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2021, 13:50 
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1/52Tsarina By Ellen Alpsten
2/52 The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1The Field Guide By Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black
3/52 The Seeing Stone By Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black
4/52 Lucinda's Secret By Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black
5/52 The Ironwood Tree By Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black
6/52 The Wrath Of Mulgrath By Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black
7/52 The Irish Princess By Elizabeth Chadwick
8/52 Bridgerton The Duke And I By Julia Quinn
9/52 Fallen Angel By Tracy Borman
10/52 Jo Returns To The CS By EBD (GGB Edition)
11/52 The Dragon Girl 2 By Carla Kerr

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2021, 14:18 
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1/52 A Conspiracy of Bones - Kathy Reichs
2/52 The Other Bennet Sister - Janice Haddow
3/52 Square Haunting - Francesca Wade
4/52 The Flight of the Wren - Orla McAlindon
5/52 Just My Luck - Adele Parks

Re-reads
They knew Mr Knight - Dorothy Whipple
The Secret of Happy Ever After - Lucy Dillon
Caught - Harlan Coben
Memoir - John McGahern
Our Lady of Darkness - Peter Tremayne
Rathcormick - Hoban Potterton
Foreign Affairs - Patricia Scanlon


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2021
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2021, 14:26 
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1/52 Bright Ruin - Vic James
2/52 Emperor: The Gates of Rome - Conn Iggulden
3/52 The Chalet School in Guernsey - Katherine Bruce
4/52 Emperor: The Death of Kings - Conn Iggulden
5/52 Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
6/52 Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History's Mightiest Matriarchs - Jason Porath
7/52 True Stories of Law & Order: SVU: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show - Kevin Dwyer and Juré Fiorillo
8/52 Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita - Robert Roper
9/52 Enter Mrs. Bertie - Pradeep Swaminathan

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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2021, 15:02 
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1. Cemetery Boys - Aiden Thomas (YA urban fantasy)
2. The Umbrella Academy vol 1 - Gerard Way (graphic novel)


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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2021, 12:52 
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1. The Chalet School in Guernsey
2. The Unofficial Downton Abbey cookbook


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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2021, 16:12 
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1.Mirror, Mirror - Patricia Scanlan
2. Highland Fling - Katie Fforde


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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2021, 21:17 
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Here's to another year of reading!

1/52 – No Room at the Little Cornish Inn – Nancy Barone
2/52 – Greek Island Escape – Patricia Wilson
3/52 – The Second Form at Malory Towers – Enid Blyton
4/52 – Third Year at Malory Towers– Enid Blyton
5/52 – Upper Fourth at Malory Towers– Enid Blyton
6/52 - In the Fifth at Malory Towers – Enid Blyton
7/52 – Last Term at Malory Towers – Enid Blyton
8/52 – The Forgotten Orphan – Glynis Peters
9/52 – The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
10/52 - Three Cheers Secret Seven – Enid Blyton
11/52 - Three Boys and a Circus – Enid Blyton (Mary Pollack)
12/52 - Mischief at St. Rollo's– Enid Blyton (Mary Pollack)
13/52 - The Hidey-Hole– Enid Blyton
14/52 – The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes – Suzanne Collins
15/52 – The Holiday House – Enid Blyton
16/52 – Puzzle for the Secret Seven – Enid Blyton
17/52 – Shock for the Secret Seven– Enid Blyton
18/52 – Good Old Secret Seven– Enid Blyton
19/52 – The War Girls – Rosie James
20/52 – Normal People – Sally Rooney
21/52 – The Children of Kidillin – Enid Blyton
22/52 – The Mystery That Never Was – Enid Blyton
23/52 – Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
24/52 – The Chalet – Catherine Cooper
25/52 – Come To the Circus – Enid Blyton
26/52 – The Winter Promise – Rosie Goodwin
27/52 – Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron
28/52 – Women at War – Jan Casey
29/52 – Her Last Flight – Beatriz Williams




Re-reads:
1/52 –The Return - Victoria Hislop
2/52 – The Adventurous Four – Enid Blyton
3/52 – The Adventurous Four Again – Enid Blyton
4/52 – The Secret of Killimooin – Enid Blyton
5/52 – Princess in Tatters - EJO


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PostPosted: 18 Jan 2021, 13:02 
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1/52 Wanderers: A History of Women Walking - Kerri Andrews
2/52 The Winter Ground - Catriona MacPherson
3/52 The Body in the Transept - Jeanne M Dams
4/52 The Winter Garden Mystery - Carola Dunn
5/52 Table Two - Marjorie Wilenski
6/52 Death at Wentwater Court - Carola Dunn
7/52 A Dangerous Goodbye - Fliss Chester
8/52 Murder at the Manor - Catherine Coles
9/52 Ladies of the Manor - Pamela Horn
10/52 The Long Weekend - Adrian Tinniswood
11/52 Mutual Admiration Society - Mo Moulton

12/52 The Dead of Winter - Nicola Upson
13/52 Monica's Last Term - Winifred Norling
14/52 Sins out of School - Jeanne M Dams
15/52 The Christmas Wish List - Heidi Swan
16/52 In Love and Murder - M S Morris



Re-reads
R1 Chris in Command - Irene Mossop


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PostPosted: 26 Jan 2021, 10:18 
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1) A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan
2) In the Tropic of Serpents - Marie Brennan
3) The Voyage of the Basilisk - Marie Brennan
4) In the Labyrinth of Drakes - Marie Brennan
5) Within the Sanctuary of Wings - Marie Brennan

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PostPosted: 16 Feb 2021, 00:00 
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1/52 Endymion Spring - Matthew Skelton

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