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 Post subject: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2020, 08:42 
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Here we go again, folks :D .

Happy new year, and welcome to the CBB Book a Week Challenge for 2020! I can't believe that we're in the '20s, and nearly a century on from the publication of the first Chalet School 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, then please feel free to do so.

The first person to finish a book in 2020 may have the pleasure of starting their list first!

Happy reading, all.

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2020, 14:38 
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You were up early, Alison! :wink: A happy New Year to you, too, and to everyone on the board.

January

1/52 The Language of Kindness (Nurse's story) - Christie Watson
2/52 The Silkworm (Vol1,Cormoran Strike) - Robert Galbraith
3/52 Phoebe (a deacon of Paul's) - Paula Gooder
4/52 Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
5/52 The Occupation (of Jersey) - Deborah Swift
6/52 A Career of Evil (Vol2 C Strike) - Robert Galbraith
7/52 The Beekeeper of Aleppo - Christy Lefteri
8/52 Mutual Admiration Society (DL Sayers+friends) - Mo Moulton
9/52 His Bright Life (life+death of bipolar son)-Danielle Steele
10/52 Blue Sky July (re cerebral palsy) Nia Wyn


February

11/52 Those Who Are Loved - Victoria Hislop
12/52 A Noble Radiance - Donna Leon
13/52 The Temptation of Forgiveness - Donna Leon
14/52 The Burning Chambers - Kate Moss
15/52 The Body On The Train - Frances Brody
16/52 A Career of Evil (Vol3 C Strike) Robert Galbraith
17/52 A Place Called Freedom - Ken Follett
18/52 Burning Island - Suzanne Goldring
19/52 The Child On Platform One - Gill Thompson
20/52 The Other Half of Augusta Hope - Joanna Glen
21/52 The Binder of Lost Stories - Cristina Caboni
22/52 The Other Side of Silence (Depression)- Linda Gask

March

23/52 Blood In Eden (Fidelma) - Peter Tremayne
24/52 A Gift of Hope (helping the homeless) Danielle Steele
25/52 I Know My Name - C J Cooke
26/52 The French Photographer - Natasha Lester
27/52 A Man I Think I Know - Mike Gayle
28/52 The Dressmaker's Gift - Fiona Valpy
29/52 Lethal White (v4 Corm Strike)- Robert Galbraith
30/52 Murder In Venice - Maria Luisa MinarelliStill Life
31/52 Rushing Waters - Danielle Steele
32/52 A Woman's Place - Lynn Austen
33/52 Gravitas - Caroline Goyder






* Non-fiction

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2020, 16:13 
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A Happy New Year to one and all from me, too.

1/52 A Refuge for the Chalet School - Amy Fletcher
2/52 Christmas at the edge of the World - Kate Hewitt
3/52 The Family Next Door - Sally Hepworth
4/52 Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop - Elaine Roberts
5/52 A Perfect Cornish Christmas - Phillipa Ashley
6/52 Cupcakes for Christmas - Kate Hewitt
7/52 After Abigail - Gillian Burrington
8/52 A Wedding in December - Sarah Morgan
9/52 Twopenny Rainbows - Anna Jacobs
10/52 The Woolworths Girls - Elaine Everest
11/52 Murder in the Minster - Helen Cox
12/52 A Body in the Bookshop - Helen Cox
13/52 A Ration Book Childhood- Jean Fullerton
14/52 The Life She Deserves - Maggie Christensen
15/52 A Daughter's Journey - Anna Jacobs
16/52 The Weight of Ink - Rachel Kadish
17/52 The Life She Chooses - Maggie Christensen
18/52 The Life She Wants - Maggie Christensen
19/52 Band of Gold - Maggie Christensen


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2020, 18:01 
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1 - The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley
2 - The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea
3 - Jakob's Colours by Lindsay Hawdon
4 - Clifford's Blues by John A Williams
5 - Spiderweb for Two by Elizabeth Enright
6 - The Children's Block by Otto B Kraus
7 - Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser

7b - Curtain Up/Theatre Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (re-read)
8 - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
9 - Gentleman Jack by Anne Choma
10 - Broken Bridge by Lynne Reid Banks
11 - The Co-operative Revolution: A Graphic Novel
12 - Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45 by Julie Summers
12b - Shocks for the Chalet School by Elinor M Brent-Dyer (re-read)
13 - Iceland Defrosted by Edward Hancox

14 - Moonstone by Sjon
15 - Lonely Planet Iceland
16 - Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
17 - The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson
18 - The Woman in the Shadows by Carol McGrath
19 - What Katy Read by Shirley Foster and Judy Simons
20 - Enid Blyton and the Mystery of Children's Literature by David Rudd
21 - Iceland's Bell by Haldor Laxness

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2020, 21:33 
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1/52 A Refuge For The CS By Amy Fletcher
2/52 The Curse Of The Spellbound Child By Mercedes Lackey
3/52 The Red Scrolls Of Magic By Cassandra Clare
4/52 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit By Judith Kerr
5/52 The CS And The Lintons By EBD (GGB Version)


Re:reads
1) Good Omans By Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2020, 17:38 
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Happy New Year to everyone, and may the good things about 2020 not be restricted to just books.

1/52 A Refuge For The Chalet School - Amy Fletcher
2/52 Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
3/52 The Trumpet-Major - Thomas Hardy
4/52 Unspeakable Things - Jess Lourey
5/52 Ex-Isle - Peter Clines
6/52 The Starless Sea - Erin Morganstern
7/52 A Coronet for Cathie - Gwendoline Courtney
8/52 The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
9/52 The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2020, 20:16 
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Well I failed miserably at this last year, so perhaps I can do better this year....

1/52 - Theadora and the Chalet School - EBD
2/52 - An Incomplete Revenge - Jacqueline Winspear
3/52 - Leaving everything most loved - Jacqueline Winspear
4/52 - Journey to Munich - Jacqueline Winspear


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2020, 20:20 
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I read a record number of books last year and fully expect to read fewer this year. :-)

1/52 – The Summer Queen - Margaret Pemberton
2/52 – Proof – Dick Francis
3/52 – Murder at Mistletoe Manor – Holley Tierney-Bedord
4/52 - Hemingway Found: A Ryan Bodean Tropical Thriller - David F. Berens, Steven Moore
5/52 - Death in the Park - (Firefly Junction #1) - London Lovett
6/52 - The Surplus Girls - Polly Heron
7/52 - Boston Bride Salvation - Chloe Carley
8/52 – Spy - Danielle Steel
9/52 - Coming Home - Patricia Scanlan
10/52 - Sharp Turn - Marianne Delacourt
11/52 - Beauchamp Hall- Danielle Steel
12/52 - The Dark Side - Danielle Steel
13/52 - Blessing in Disguise - Danielle Steel
14/52 - Lost and Found - Danielle Steel
15/52 - The Last Journalist - A.C. Fuller
16/52 - The Move - Felicity Everett
17/52 - The Secret Messenger - Mandy Robotham
18/52 - The Christmas Wish List - Heidi Swain
19/52 - Wrapped Up for Christmas - Katlyn Duncan
20/52 - The Caravan Family - Enid Blyton
21/52 - The Saucy Jane Family - Enid Blyton
22 / 52 – The Pole Star Family – Enid Blyton
23/52 – The Seaside Family – Enid Blyton
24/52 – The Shop Girls of Harpers - Rosie Clarke
25/52 - Schooldays at The Abbey - Elsie J. Oxenham

Re-reads:
1/52 – Wyatt’s Hurricane – Desmond Bagley
2/52 – Selma at the Abbey – EJO
3/52 – Strangers at the Abbey – EJO
4/52 – The Secret Island - – Enid Blyton
5/52 – The Secret of Spiggy Holes – Enid Blyton
6/52 – The Secret Mountain – Enid Blyton
7/52 – The Secret of Killimooin – Enid Blyton
8/52 – The Secret of Moon Castle – Enid Blyton
9/52 – Mr. Galliano’s Circus – Enid Blyton
10/52 Hurrah for the Circus – Enid Blyton
11/52 – Circus Days Again – Enid Blyton


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 20 Jan 2020, 06:32 
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1) The Twisted Ones - T. Kingfisher
2) The Seventh Bride - T. Kingfisher
3) This is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone
4) The Naughtiest Girl in the School - Enid Blyton
5) The October Man - Ben Aaronovich
6) The 10,000 Doors of January - Alix E. Harrow
7) Last Term At Malory Towers - Enid Blyton
8) Gods of Jade and Shadow - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
9) Bryony and Roses - T. Kingfisher
10) Jackalope Wives - T. Kingfisher
11) Paladin's Grace - T. Kingfisher
12) The House of Diamond - Ursula Vernon
13) The Mountain of Iron - Ursula Vernon
14) The Twins at St. Clare's - Enid Blyton

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 20 Jan 2020, 12:28 
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1/52 Erebus - Michael Palin
2/52 All Among the Barley - Melissa Harrison
3/52 The Death of Lucy Kyte - Nicola Upson
4/52 The Secret Life of Snow - Giles Whittell
4/52 Camino - Sunrise Walking - Reginald Spittle
5/52 To Each Their Own Camino - Roxey Edwards

6/52 The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox - Claire Gradidge
7/52 The Kingdom of the Blind - Louise Penny
8/52 A Step so Grave - Catriona McPherson
9/52 Nepeta's First Term - Mary Gervaise
10/52 Leave it to Madge - Marjorie Saunders
11/52 The Flower Show Murder - Faith Martin
12/52 Around the World in 80 Trains - Monisha Rajesh
12/52 The Strange Case of Harriet Hall - Moray Dalton
13/52 Spam Tomorrow - Verily Anderson
14/52 The Ghost of Exlea Priory - E L Haverfield
15/52 Two Feet on the Camino - Alastair Wilson
15/52 Dead on Account - Mariah Kingdon
16/52 The Abbey Girls on Trial - EJO
17/52 Schooldays at the Abbey - EJO
18/52 Steps out of Time - Katharine Soper
19/52 A New History of Early Christianity - Charless Freeman
20/52 Britain's DNA Journey - Alistair Moffat

21/52 Harriet - Catherine Christian
22/52 An Altar in the World - Barbara Brown Taylor
23/52 Republic of Lies - Anna Merlan

24/52 Making Conversation - Elizabeth Longford

Re-reads

1 A Chalet School Champion - Adrienne Fitzpatrick
2 The Chalet School and Robin - Caroline German
3 Sisters at the Chalet School - Amy Fletcher
4 A Chalet School Headmistress - Helen Barber
5. Harriet Takes the Field - Catherine Christian
6. The School at Emery's End - Catherine Christian


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 23 Jan 2020, 22:24 
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Taking part in this for the first time - I’m quite picky when it comes to what I read :D

1/52 A Refuge for the Chalet School - Amy Fletcher
2/52 Blinky Bill Grows Up - Dorothy Wall
3/52 Blinky Bill and Nutsy - Dorothy Wall
4/52 Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens
5/52 Babysitters Club 91: Claudia and the First Thanksgiving - Ann M Martin
6/52 Babysitters Club 92: Mallory’s Christmas Wish - Ann M Martin
7/52 Babysitters Club 93: Mary Anne and the Memory Garden - Ann M Martin
8/52 Babysitters Club 94: Stacey McGill, Super Sitter - Ann M Martin
9/52 Babysitters Club 95: Kristy + Bart = ? - Ann M Martin
10/52 Babysitters Club 96: Abby’s Lucky Thirteen - Ann M Martin
11/52 Babysitters Club 97: Claudia and the World’s Cutest Baby - Ann M Martin
12/52 Babysitters Club 98: Dawn and Too Many Sitters - Ann M Martin
13/52 Babysitters Club 99: Stacey’s Broken Heart - Ann M Martin
14/52 Babysitters Club 100: Kristy’s Worst Idea - Ann M Martin
15/52 The Haunted Hotel - Wilkie Collins
16/52 A Death in the Dales - Frances Brody


Rereads
1 The Woman in Black - Susan Hill
2 Carrie’s War - Nina Bawden
3 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A Week Challenge 2020
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2020, 08:46 
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February
1/52 Spam Tomorrow- Verily Anderson
2/52 A Surfeit of Lampreys- Ngaio Marsh
3/52 The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle- Stuart Turton
4/52 Stepsister- Jennifer Donnelly

March
5/52 Agent Zigzag- Ben MacIntyre
6/52 To War With Whitaker- Hermione Ranfurly
7/52 Ordeal by Innocence- Agatha Christie
8/52 Sweep of the Blade- Ilona Andrews
9/52 Shakespeare- Bill Bryson
10/52 Sweep with Me- Ilona Andrews (novella)
11/52 Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman
12/52 Death in Zanzibar- M M Kaye

Re-reads
1. Spindle's End- Robin Mckinley
2. Appointment with Death- Agatha Christie
3. Cleansweep- Ilona Andrews
4. Sweep in Peace- Ilona Andrews
5. One Fell Sweep- Ilona Andrews

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