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 Post subject: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2018, 14:45 
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Here we go again, folks :D .

Happy new year, and welcome to the CBB Book a Week Challenge for 2018!

The rules are the same as always, and the challenge is to read at least one book for every week during the year.

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!)

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 2018 may have the pleasure of starting their list first!

Happy reading, all.

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2018, 20:19 
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Shall I be the first to kick off? :roll:

1/52 Now I Walk on Death Row - Dale S Reccinella
2/52 The Midwife of Hope River - Patricia Harman
3/52 Hattie's Mill - Marcia Willett
4/52 The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets - Eva Rice
5/52 The Woman in Blue - Ellie Griffiths
6/52 Still Lolo (finding hope amid pain) - Lauren Scruggs
7/52 The Fact of a Body - Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
8/52 The Library at the Edge of the World - Felicity Hayes-McCoy
9/52 The Married Girls - Diney Costeloe

* non-fiction

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2018, 20:50 
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1/52 The Lie Tree - Francis Hardinge
2/52 The Silver Wedding - Maeve Binchy (cannot understand how I've missed this one!)


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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2018, 12:28 
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I'm going to have another go this year, as I read lots of books, but often forget to post them on here.

1/52 Trafficked - Sophie Hayes
2/52 Damage - Felix Francis
3/52 The Glovemaker's Daughter - Leah Fleming
4/52 The O'Hara Affair - Kate Thompson
5/52 A Place to Call Home - Dilly Court
6/52 The Mistletoe Murder - PD James
7/52 Street Pastors - Les Isaac
8/52 Sleep No More - PD James
9/52 A Winter Love Song - Rita Bradshaw
10/52 The Racketeer - John Grisham
11/52 Beyond the Sunset - Anna Jacobs

Non-fiction

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2018, 12:35 
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Last year I stopped posting after a couple of months. This year I intend to complete the year!

1/52 Hostages to Fortune - Elizabeth Cambridge
2/52 The Happy Tree - Rosalind Murray


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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2018, 17:04 
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Still reading the last two books from last year :)

Dawn Study By Marie V Synder
The Devine Comedy By Dante

1/52 Over Sea Under Stone By Susan Cooper

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2018, 11:22 
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Let's see if I can keep this up....

1/52 The Fortnight in September - RC Sherriff
2/52 Greengates - RC Sherriff
3/52 A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine l'Engle
4/52 The House at Ladywell - Nicola Slade (loved it :D )
5/52 Nutshell - Ian McEwan
6/52 Bramton Wick - Elizabeth Fair


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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2018, 11:58 
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I only made it to about October the last couple of years. Let's see if I can manage the full year this time.

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1/52 The Nutmeg Tree- Margery Sharp

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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2018, 23:12 
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1/52 Evening Chorus - Helen Humphreys
2/52 The Unknown Bridesmaid - Margaret Forster
3/52 Sink: Old Man's Tale - Perrin Briar
4/52

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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2018, 14:33 
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Back for another year!

1/52 - He Shall Thunder in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters
2/52 - The Light Between Oceans - M. L. Stedman
3/52 - The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
4/52 - Goodbye Mallory Towers- Pamela Cox
5/52 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce


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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2018, 18:59 
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1 - Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini
2 - Guardian of the Dawn by Richard Zimler
3 - The Pearl by Douglas Smith

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2018, 14:11 
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1/52 - Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
2/52 - The Mystery Term - E.E. Cowper
3/52 - Notes from a Big Country - Bill Bryson
4/52 - Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson
5/52 - The Holiday School - E.E. Cowper
6/52 - The Fifth Form Adventurers - E.E. Cowper
7/52 - The House at Ladywell - Nicola Slade
8/52 - The Stainless Steel Rat Returns - Harry Harrison

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2018, 23:21 
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Feel rather chuffed that I completed the challenge for the first time last year :D Here's hoping that 2018 is another great reading year!

1/52 Political Death - Antonia Fraser
2/52 City of Friends - Joanna Trollope
3/52 Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2018
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2018, 03:13 
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I've never completed this, but here goes for another year...

1/52 Mistletoe & Murder - Robin Stevens
2/52 The Odessa File - Frederick Forsyth
3/52 A Chalet School Headmistress - Helen Barber
4/52 Murder by the Barrel - Lesley Cookman


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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2018, 16:28 
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1/52 St Catherine's College - Angela Brazil
2/52 Back in Blighty - Gerard DeGroot
3/52 Travellers in the Third Reich - Julia Boyd

4/52 They Rang up the Police - Joanna Cannan


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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2018, 16:49 
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Managed to keep last year's list going right to the end, here's hoping I can do so once again.

1/52 The Lake House - Kate Morton
2/52 A Circle of Quiet - Madeleine L'Engel
3/52 The House at Ladywell - Nicola Slade
4/52 The Summer of the Great-Grandmother - Madeleine L'Engel
5/52 Secrets of Cavendon -Barbara Taylor Bradford


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