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 Post subject: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2019, 14:20 
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Here we go again, folks :D .

Happy new year, and welcome to the CBB Book a Week Challenge for 2019!

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!)

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 2019 may have the pleasure of starting their list first!

Happy reading, all.

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2019, 20:10 
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January

1/52 The Guest Cat - Takashi Hiraide
2/52 The Corset - Laura Purcell
3/52 The Paris Secret - Lily Graham
4/52 The School By The Sea - Angela Brazil
5/52 The New Girl at St Chad's - Angela Brazil
6/52 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
7/52 Seraphina - Mary K Harris
8/52 Triple Crown - Felix Francis
9/52 Dying In The Wool - Frances Brody
10/52 A Medal for Murder - Frances Brody
11/52 Murder In The Afternoon - Frances Brody
12/52 Things We Couldn't Say (Dutch Resistance) - Diet Eman

February

13/52 Kingdom Of The Blind- Louise Penny
14/52 The Trumpeter Swan - Temple Bailey
15/52 Wallflowers - Temple Bailey
16/52 The Sixth Lamentation (Brother Anselm) William Broderick
17/52 The Jolliest School of All - Angela Brazil
18/52 A Woman Unknown - Frances Brody
19/52 Terms and Conditions - Ysenda Maxtone Graham
20/52 Pulse - Felix Francis
21/52 Judy - Temple Bailey
22/52 Murder On A Summer's Day - Frances Brody
23/52 Death of An Avid Reader - Frances Brody
23/52 A Death In The Dales - Frances Brody
24/52 Unnatural Habits (Phryne Fisher) - Kerry Greenwood
25/52 Becoming - Michelle Obama

March

26/52 Murder On Christmas Eve - short stories by Ellis Peters, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, GK Chesterton and others.
27/52 The Son-in-Law - Charity Norman
28/52 The Songbird - Marcia Willett
29/52 The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Hiro Harikawa
30/52 Death At The Seaside - Frances Brody
31/52 Gardens Of The Dead (Brother Anselm) William Brodrick
32/52 A Whispered Name (Brother Anselm) William Brodrick




* non-fiction

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2019, 10:30 
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Last year was my best year yet! Here we go again! :-)

1/52 - Christmas at Tiffany's - Karen Swan
2/52 - Christmas Before the Magic - W. J. May
3/52 - Rae of Hope - W. J. May
4/52 - Dark Nebula - W. J. May
5/52 - House of Cards - W. J. May
6/52 - Royal Tea - W. J. May
7/52 - Under Fire - W. J. May
8/52 - End in Sight - W. J. May
9/52 – Stage Kiss – M.F. Lorson
10/52 – A Store at War - Joanna Toye
11/52 – The Woman Who Kept Everything – Jane Gilley
12/52 – The Hidden Women – Kerry Barrett
13/52 – The Last Policeman – Ben H. Winters
14/52 – A Woman of War – Mandy Robotham
15/52 – A Thrilling Term at Janeways - EBD
16/52 – Hotel Gondola – Nicky Pellegrino
17/52 - This Summer at the Lake - Daphne James Huff
18/52 - Downfall: A Brady Novel of Suspense - J. A. Jance
19/52 - Caroline the Second - EBD
20/52 - The Traitor and the Thief - Gareth Ward
21/52 – The Advocate’s Illusion – Teresa Burrell
22/52 – A Country Escape – Katie Fforde
23/52 – A Flair for Beignets – Deborah Garner
24/52 – Anatomy of a Scandal - Sarah Vaughan


Re-reads:
1/52 – Anne of the Island – L.M. Montgomery


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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2019, 12:20 
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1/52 Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother By Lucy Worsley
2/52 The CS Annexe By Adrianne Fitzpatrick
3/52 The Queen Of Air And Darkness By Cassandra Clare
4/52 Alice By Christina Henry
5/52 A Practical Guide To Irish Spirituality By Lora O'Brien




Re Reads
1) Outlander By Diana Gabaldon

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 Post subject: The Book A week challenge 2019
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2019, 03:50 
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I did pretty well last year - let's hope I can keep it up in 2019.

1/52 Magic Flutes - Eva Ibbotson
2/52 The Clockmaker's Daughter - Kate Morton
3/52 The Last Telegram - LIz Trenow
4/52 The Last Secret of the Deverills - Santa Montefiore
5/52 Drawing Lessons - Patricia Sands
6/52 The Bridge Club - Patricia Sands
7/52 A Company of Swans - Eva Ibbotson
8/52 The Morning Gift - Eva Ibbotson
9/52 The Winters - Lisa Gabriele
10/52 The Dragonfly Pool - Eva Ibbotson
11/52 Jean Erskine's Secret - D. E. Stevenson
12/52 The Runaway Children - Sandy Taylor
13/52 The Librarian - Sally Vickers
14/52 Sarah Morris Remembers - D. E. Stevenson
15/52 Sarah's Cottage - D. E. Stevenson
16/52 The Foyles Bookshop Girls - Elaine Roberts
17/52 The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War - Elaine Roberts
18/52 The Good Sister - Maggie Christens
19/52 Isobel's Promise - Maggie Christens


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A week challenge 2019
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2019, 10:18 
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I love Magic Flutes! but I do worry about what happened next to them all - Anschluss, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2019, 12:50 
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Might as well start the year with good intentions.....


1/52 - The Fur Person - May Sarton
* 2/52 - Racing through the Dark - David Millar
3/52 - The Chalet School and the Island - EBD
4/52 - Lavender Laughs at the CS - EBD
5/52 - Joey Goes to the Oberland - EBD
6/52 - Chernobyl - Serhii Plokhy
7/52 - When the trees say nothing - Thomas Merton




* Non fiction


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 Post subject: Re: The Book A week challenge 2019
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I can't even keep up with one thread but there actually seem to be two of them....

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 Post subject: Re: The Book A week challenge 2019
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2019, 19:35 
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cestina wrote:
I can't even keep up with one thread but there actually seem to be two of them....


Sorry, Cestina, that was my fault - I made an error when trying to start up my list last night and it ended up as a new thread, which I didn't intend. :roll: Thank you to whoever has moved it into the master thread.

ETA - Sealpuppy, I agree wholeheartedly with your comment.


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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 02:18 
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This year, I am intending to concentrate on re-reading and shall be aiming to read no more than 104 new books. I shall be listing my new reads only.

Non-fiction GN = graphic Novel K=Kindle

January
1: The Dark Is Rising - Susan Cooper
2: Life of Samuel Johnson vol.1 - James Boswell
3: Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket - Fay and Kynaston

4: Greenwitch - Susan Cooper
5: The Little Princess of Tower Hill - LT Meade
6: Whatever - Michel Houellebecq
7: Atomised - Michel Houellebecq
8: Diana Takes A Chance - Catherine Christian
9: My Friend Mr Leakey - JBS Haldane

February
10: The Guide Adventurers - Margaret Middleton
11: Too Marvellous for Words - Julie Welch
12: Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine
13: Alison In A Fix - Winifred Darch
14: Platform - Michel Houellebecq
15: The Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
16: Lies Sleeping - Ben Aaronovitch
17: An Academic Question - Barbara Pym
18: Elizabeth and Timothy - HC Cradock
19: The Long Recessional - David Gilmour

March
20: The Fabled Coast - Kingshill and Westwood
21: The Road to Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson
22: Waterways - Jasper Winn
23: Rise Up. Women - Diane Atkins

24: The Possibility of an Island - Michel Houellebecq
25: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times - Michael Burleigh
26: The Friendly Young Ladies - Mary Renault


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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 15:09 
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1 - A Fortunate Term by Angela Brazil
2 - The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley
3 - The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley
4 - The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley
5 - Spanish Lavender by Joan Fallon
6 - Fateless by Imre Kertesz
7 - Castles Burning by Magda Denes
8 - Coronation Street: The War Years by Daran Little and Christine Green

9 - I Kiss Your Hands Many Times by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
10 - Budapest 1900 by John Lukacs
11 - The Silver Crest by Kornei Chukovsky
12 - The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley
13 - Lonely Planet Pocket Budapest
14 - Berlitz guide to Budapest
15 - Snowfall by K M Peyton
16 - An Exclusive Love by Johanna Adorjan
16b - The Chalet School and Jo by Elinor M Brent-Dyer (re-read)
17 - Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb
18 - Two Prisoners by Lajos Zilahy

19 - Marjorie Dean, High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
20 - Embers by Sandor Marai
20b - Peace Comes to the Chalet School by Katherine Bruce (re-read)
21 - The Bridge at Andau by James A Michener
22 - Bookworm by Lucy Mangan
23 - The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
24 - A Concise History of Hungary by Miklos Molnar

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 18:30 
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+ non-fiction

1/52 The Alps - Stephen O'Shea
2/52 Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer
3/52 The Convalescent Corpse - Nicola Slade
4/52 Glass Houses - Louise Penny
5/52 A Fortunate Term - Angela Brazil
6/52 The Head Girl at the Gables - Angela Brazil
7/52 The Jolliest Term on Record - Angela Brazil
8/52 The Girls of St Bede's - Geraldine Mockler
9/52 Smouldering Fire - D E Stevenson
10/52 Etherdreda the Ready - Mrs G de H Vaizey
11/52 The Bells at Old Bailey - Dorothy Bowers
12/52 Tension - E M Delafield
13/52 Strangeways to Oldham - Andrea Frazer
14/52 Balancing on Blue - Keith Foskett
15/52 The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd

16/52 The Twins at School - Evelyn Smith

Re-reads
R1 The New Prefect - Dorothea Moore


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I know it's not a competition, but how do many of you read so many books? :) curious!

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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
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emma t wrote:
I know it's not a competition, but how do many of you read so many books? :) curious!


Basically, I don't have anything else to do. All the time people spend on working, interacting with their families and socialising, I spend reading.


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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2019, 22:39 
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1/52 They Called Her Patience - Lorna Hill
2/52 Letters to the Lost - Iona Grey
3/52 Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch
4/52 The Wife - Meg Wolitzer
5/52 The Princess Bride - William Goldman

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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2019, 22:44 
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1. Unmasked - Andrew Lloyd Webber
2. Oh What a Circus - Tim Rice
3. Watching You - Lisa Jewell
4. Poirot and Me - David Suchet
5.Tell Me a Secret - Jane Fallon
6. Love, Iris - Elizabeth Noble
7. Murder at Archly Manor - Sara Rosett
8. Agatha Raison and the Witches' Tree - M. C. Beaton
9. The Life and Loves of a He Devil - Graham Norton
10. The Friendship Test - Elizabeth Noble
11. Hyde Park Heist (Piccadilly Ladies Club Book 1) - Bettie Jane


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1. Ghost Wall - Sarah Moss
2. The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot (n-f)
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1/52 The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
2/52 The Chalet School Annex - Adrianne Fitzpatrick
3/52 Meg: Nightstalkers - Steve Alten
4/52 Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
5/52 The Prophecy - Erin Rhew

(Green means nonfiction)

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