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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



* 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


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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 Annex By Adrianne Fitzpatrick

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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. Magic Flutes - Eva Ibbotson
2. The Clockmaker's Daughter - Kate Morton
3. The Last Telegram - LIz Trenow
4. The Last Secret of the Deverills - Santa Montefiore


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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


* Non fiction


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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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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
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


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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

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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


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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 19:35 
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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
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2019, 23:39 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Book a Week Challenge 2019
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

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