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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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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
24/52 A Death In The Dales - Frances Brody
25/52 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 et al.
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 (Bro Anselm) William Brodrick
32/52 A Whispered Name (Bro Anselm) William Brodrick
33/52 A Train In Winter (Female Resistance in France + their captivity in Auschwitz) - Caroline Moorehead

April

34/52 Bloodmoon (Sister Fidelma) - Peter Tremayne
35/52 Earthly Remains - Donna Leon
36/52 The Jerusalem Chronicles - Bodie Thoene
37/52 Walking Shadows - Faye Kellerman
38/52 The Discourtesy of Death (Bro Anselm)- William Brodrick
39/52 The Boys In The Boat (re US rowing crew who won Olympic gold in 1936 Berlin Games) - Daniel James Brown.
40/52 The Day Of The Lie (Bro Anselm) - William Brodrick
41/52 The Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine
42/52 Pastel Orphans - Gemma Liviero
43/52 Chudleigh Hold - Elinor Brent-Dyer
44/52 Flight to Arras - Saint-Exupéry (re-read)

May

45/52 The Pursuing God - Joshua Ryan Butler
46/52 Missing Isaac - Valerie Fraser Luesse
47/52 The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry
48/52 The Jane Austen Treasury - Janet Todd
49/52 North to The Orient - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
50/52 Heads You Win - Jeffrey Archer
51/52 The Blue Castle - L M Montgomery
52/52 Jane of Lantern Hill - L M Montgomery
53/52 The Ghost Tree - Barbara Erskine

June

54/52 Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews - Michael Smith
55/52 The Forgotten Village - Lorna Cooke
56/52 The English Girl - Margaret Leroy
57/52 According To Luke (Bryn Awbrey) - Rosanne Dingli
58/52 Be Not Afraid - Jean Vanier
59/52 The Missing - Jane Casey
60/52 The Secret Orphans - Glynis Peters
61/52 House of Gold - Natasha Solomons
62/52 The Frozen Sea (Bryn Awbrey)- Rosanne Dingli
63/52 The Hidden Auditorium (B Awbrey)-Rosanne Dingli
64/52 Against The Inquisition - Marcos Aguinis

July

65/52 Lettre à un otage - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
66/52 We Must Be Brave - Frances Liardet
67/52 Anna and Mister God - Flyn
68/52 The Quiet Man - James Carol
69/52 One Lavender Ribbon - Heather Burch
70/52 I Can't Begin To Tell You - Elizabeth Buchan
71/52 Messandrierre - Angela Wren
72/52 Come Rain or Come Shine - Jan Karon
73/52 To Be Where You Are - Jan Karon
74/52 Selected Letters of Willa Cather - edited: A Jewell & J Stout

August

75/52 Fragile Lives (Heart Surgeon's Stories) - Stephen Westaby
76/52 Account Rendered - Vera Brittain
77/52 A God In Ruins - Kate Atkinson
78/52 A House of Many Rooms - Marius Gabriel
79/52 Magpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz
80/52 Burying the Honeysuckle Girls - Emily Carpenter
81/52 A Taste for Vengeance (Bruno) - Martin Walker
82/52 The Tuscan Secret - Angela Petch
83/52 The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
84/52 More Glimpses of Heaven (hospice work) - Trudy Harris RN
85/52 Dani's Story (adopting abused child)-Diane & Bernie Lierow
86/52 Teachings of Rumi - trans by E H Whinfield


September

87/52 A Better Man - Louise Penny
88/52 The Song of Hild - Vibeke Vasbo (translator:Gaye Kynoch)
89/52 The Sea Before Us (Normandy Beaches) - Sarah Sundin
90/52 The Murmur of Bees - Sofía Segovia
91/52 The Coroner's Daughter - Andrew Hughes
92/52 The Knitting Circle - Ann Hood
93/52 The Lines We Leave Behind - Eliza Graham
94/52 The Four Loves - CS Lewis
95/52 Silence - Shusaku Endo
96/52 The Apostle: A Life of Paul - John Pollock

October

97/52 Unto Us A Son Is Given - Donna Leon
98/52 The Ragged Edge of Night - Olivia Hawker
99/52 Halos - Kristen Heitzmann
100/52 Full Circle - Davis Bunn
101/52The Russians Collection (7 books)M Phillips & J Pella
102/52 The French Adventure - Lucy Coleman
103/52 Days of Wonder - Keith Stuart

November

104/52 Remembrance - Teresa Breslin
105/52 Seven Choices (Grief's aftermath) - Elizabeth Harper Neeld
106/52 The Rose Garden - Susanna Kearsley
107/52 Echo Burning - Lee Child
108/52 Life's Great Questions - Jean Vanier
109/52 Reflections - Marcia Willett
110/52 A Home from Home - Veronica Henry
111/52 Claws for Concern - Miranda James
112/52 No Cats Allowed - Miranda James
113/52 The Strings of Murder - Oscar de Muriel





* non-fiction

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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
25/52 – Off Center – M.F. Lorson
26/52 – Rebound Boyfriend – Daphne James Huff
27/52 – The Skylarks’ War – Hilary McKay
28/52 – The Lost Girls of Paris – Pam Jenoff
29/52 – The Forgotten Secret – Kathleen McGurl
30/52 – Kate Morton – The Clockmaker’s Daughter
31/52 – Nancy Drew Diaries – Famous Mistakes – Carolyn Keene
32/52 – The Messenger Bird – Ruth Eastham
33/52 – The Durrells of Corfu – Michael Haag
34/52 – The Newcomer – Fern Britton
35/52 – A Grosvenor Square Christmas – Multiple authors
36/52 – Silent Night – Danielle Steel
37/52 – The Feud of the Fifth Remove – EBD
38/52 – Candy Nevill – Clare Mallory
39/52 - The Outcasts of Time - Ian Mortimer



Re-reads:
1/52 – Anne of the Island – L.M. Montgomery
2/52 – The Eye of the Needle – Ken Follet
3/52 – Bahama Crisis – Desmond Bagley
4/52 – Two Form Captains – EJO
5/52 – The Captain of the Fifth – EJO
6/52 – Troubles of Tazy - EJO


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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
6/52 The CS And Cornelia By Katherine Bruce
7/52 The Lady Anne Bolyen book 3 By G.Lawrence
8/52 The Lady Of The English By Elizabeth Chadwick
9/52 Anna Of Cleeves By Alison Weir
10/52 The King's Witch By Tracey Bornman
11/52 Hereward (Hereward 1) By James Wilde
12/52 The Lady Anne Bolyen book 2 By G Lawrence
13/52 Exploits Of The CS By EBD (GGB Version)
14/52 The Winter Of The Witch By Katherine Arden
15/52 Court Of Wolves:New world Rising Book 2 By Robyn Young
16/52 Gentleman Jack By Angela Steidele
17/52 Geography Readers Vol 1 By EBD
18/52The Dragon Girl By Carla Kerr
19/52 The Last Kingdom Book 1 By Bernard Cornwall
20/52 Theodora And The CS By EBD
21/52 A A reimagining Of Snow White By Melanie
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22/52 The Harp Of Kings By Juliet Mariller
23/52 The Lady Anne Bolyen Book 4 By G Lawerence


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 Christensen
19/52 Isobel's Promise - Maggie Christensen
20/52 A Vineyard Christmas - Jean Stone
21/52 Silver Street - Ann Stafford
22/52 The Tea Planter's Daughter - Janet McLeod Trotter
23/52 The Tea Planter's Bride - Janet McLeod Trotter
24/52 The Girl in the Tea Garden - Janet McLeod Trotter
25/52 Secrets of the Tea Garden - Janet McLeod Trotter
26/52 All the Things we Lost - Liz Trenow
27/52 The Chalet School and Cornelia - Katherine Bruce
28/52 The Lost Soldiers - Liz Trenow
29/52 Amberwell - D. E. Stevenson
30/52 Summerhills - D. E. Stevenson
31/52 The Beekeeper's Promise - Fiona Valpy
32/52 The French for Always - Fiona Valpy
33/52 The French for Love - Fiona Valpy
34/52 The French for Christmas - Fiona Valpy
35/52 The Violinist of Venice - Alyssa Palombo
36/52 Sea of Memories - Fiona Valpy
37/52 The Confectioner's Tale - Laura Madeleine
38/52 Confetti at the Cornish Cafe - Phillipa Ashley
39/52 Bloodmoon - Peter Tremayne
40/52 The Lost Girls of Paris - Pam Jenoff
41/52 Summer at the Cornish Cafe - Phillipa Ashley
42/52 The Temptation of Gracie - Santa Montefiore
43/52 Christmas at the Cornish Cafe - Phillipa Ashley
44/52 A Vicarage Christmas - Kate Hewitt
45/52 A Vicarage Reunion - Kate Hewitt
46/52 Lethal White - Robert Galbraith
47/52 A Vicarage Wedding - Kate Hewitt
48/52 A Taste for Vengeance - Martin Walker
49/52 A Vicarage Homecoming - Kate Hewitt
50/52 A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes - Patricia Sands
51/52 The Kingdom of the Blind - Louise Penny
52/52 Bruno Chief of Police - Martin Walker
53/52 The Dark Vineyard - Martin Walker
54/52 Black Diamond - Martin Walker
55/52 The Crowded Grave - Martin Walker
56/52 A Cotswold Christmas - Kate Hewitt
57/52 Meet Me at Willoughby Close - Kate Hewitt
58/52 Find Me at Willoughby Close - Kate Hewitt
59/52 Kiss Me at Willoughby Close - Kate Hewitt
60/52 Marry Me at Willoughby Close - Kate Hewitt
61/52 The Gown: A novel of the Royal Wedding - Jennifer Robson
62/52 Looking Forward - Marcia Willett
63/52 Holding On - Marcia Willett
64/52 Winning Through - Marcia Willett
65/52 Marlene - C. W. Gortner
66/52 The Piano Maker - Kurt Palka
67/52 The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District - James Rebanks
68/52 The Word is Murder - Anthony Horowitz
69/52 Last Train to Istanbul - Ayse Kulin
70/52 Quintette in Queensland & Verena in New Zealand - E M Brent-Dyer
71/52 Josie Moves Up - Phyllis Matthewman
72/52 The Violin Maker's Daughter - Sharon Maas
73/52 Date with Death - Julia Chapman
74/52 Date with Malice - Julia Chapman
75/52 Broken Strings - Eric Walters & Kathy Kacer
76/52 Sisters under the Skin - Marcia Willett
77/52 After the War is Over - Jennifer Robson
78/52 Spam Tomorrow - Verily Anderson
79/52 Wartime at Woolworths - Elaine Everest
80/52 Redshank's Warning - Malcolm Saville
81/52 The Dressmaker's Gift - Fiona Valpy


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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
8/52 - Wind, Sand and Stars - Antoine de St. Exupery
9/52 - Between the Acts: Community Mental Health Services 1959 - 1983 - FM Martin
10/52 - Farewell to the East End - Jennifer Worth

11/52 - Songs of Innocence and Experience - William Blake
12/52 - Eleven Kinds of Loneliness - Richard Yates
13/52 - Challenge for the CS - EBD
14/52 - Prefects of the CS - EBD
15/52 - A Lesson in Secrets - Jacqueline Winspear
16/52 - Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear
17/52 - The CS Reunion - EBD
18/52 - The New CS - EBD
19/52 - The CS and Barbara
20/52 - In the Shadow of the workhouse - Jennifer Worth
20/52 - CS goes to it

Re-reads
New House at the CS - EBD
Head Girl of the CS - EBD
CS in Camp - EBD
Highland Twins at the CS

Do drabbles count? Am working my way through the CBB archives and have read many......



* Non fiction
Poetry


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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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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
27: Ranger Rose - Ethel Talbot
28: Slipstream - Elizabeth Jane Howard
29: The Brontes Went to Woolworths - Rachel Ferguson
30: Troubled Waters - Margaret Cornish

April
31: The Grey King - Susan Cooper
32: STTNGSA: Mystery of the Missing Crew - Michael John Friedman
33: No Fear or Favour - Henry Cecil
34: Sally At School - Ethel Talbot
35: Star Trek: The Human Factor - Barrett and Barrett
36: Hitler's British Isles - Duncan Barrett


May
37: Jeeves and the King of Clubs - Ben Schott
38: The Gendered Brain - Gina Rippon
39: The Thursday Kidnapping - Antonia Forest
40: 21st-Century Yokel - Tom Cox
41: Other Minds - Peter Godfrey-Smith
42: ST: Where No One Has Gone Before - JM Dillard

43: Young Entry - Molly Keane

[because of the Board being down for 4 weeks. I have terminated keeping a record here]


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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 Fallony
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
25 - A Price to Pay by Alex Capus
26 - Central Europe by Lonnie R Johnson
27 - The Chalet School and Cornelia by Katherine Bruce
28 - Second Serve by Renee Richards with John Ames
29 - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
30 - Bombs on Aunt Dainty by Judith Kerr

31 - A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr
32 - Budapest: A History of Grandeur and Catastrophe by Joe Hajdu
33 - The Familiars by Stacey Halls
34 - The Beckoning Silence by Joe Simpson
35 - The Youngest Sister: A Tale of Manitoba by Bessie Marchant
36 - My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
37 - No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton
38 - Wherever There Is Light by Peter Golden

39 - A Space to Be Herself: Locating Girlhood in Children's Literature by Louise Helene Johnson
40 - The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
41 - New Term at Malory Towers by Pamela Cox
42 - The Bastard by John Jakes
42b - Exploits of the Chalet Girls by Elinor M Brent-Dyer (re-read)
43 - Slow Train to Switzerland by Diccon Bowes
44 - Swiss Watching by Diccon Bewes
45 - Berlitz Switzerland Pocket Guide
46 - Lonely Planet Guide to Switzerland
47 - A Concise History of Switzerland by Clive H Church and Randolph C Head
48 - The Stronghold by Albrecht Behmel

49 - Small World by Martin Suter
50 - The Life of Zamenhof by Aleksander Korzhenkov, translated by Ian M Richmond, edited by Humphrey Tonkin
51 - Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon
52 - The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney
53 - The Swiss Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
54 - Our Own Country by Jodi Daynard
55 - The Wool-Pack by Cynthia Harnett
55b - Heidi by Johanna Spyri (re-read)
55c - Heidi Grows Up by Charles Tritten (re-read)
55d - Heidi's Children by Charles Tritten (re-read)
56 - New Class at Malory Towers by various authors

57 - Mischief at St Rollo's by Enid Blyton
58 - The Adventure of the Secret Necklace by Enid Blyton
59 - The Bobbsey Twins by Laura Lee Hope
60 - Willliam Tell by Friedrich Schiller (cartoon version!)
61 - The Headsman, or The Abbaye des Vignerons by James Fenimore Cooper
62 - Favourite Stories of Courageous Girls: inspiring heroines from classic children's books
63 - The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
64 - How to be a Heroine; Or, what I've learned from reading too much by Samantha Ellis
65 - Queen of the North by Anne O'Brien
66 - The Summer Queen by Margaret Pemberton
67 - Fodor's Travel Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire
68 - Lonely Planet New England
69 - The Hudson Valley Book by Evelyn Kanter
70 - Fruitlands: the Alcott family and their search for Utopia by Richard Francis

71 - Frommer's New York State
72 - Ann the Word by Richard Francis
73 - As the Poppies Bloomed by Maral Boyadjian
74a - Lonely Planet Pocket Boston
74b - Lonely Planet Boston
75 - DK Eyewitness Travel New England
76 - Jews Queers Germans by Martin Duberman
77 - The Peterloo Affair by Lucinda Elliot
78 - Massachusetts by Nancy Zaroulis
79 - Sanditon by Jane Austen
80 - God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
81 - Dragonwyck by Anya Seton
82 - Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield

83 - City of Dreams by Tyler Anbinder
84 - Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
85 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
86 - The Hudson: A History by Tom Lewis
87 - The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
88 - The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner
89 - The Flowering of New England by Van Wyck Brooks
90 - A Quintette in Queensland by Elinor M Brent-Dyer
91 - Verena visits New Zealand by Elinor M Brent-Dyer
92 - Redcoats and Rebels by Christopher Hibbert
93 - A History of the American Revolution by John R Alden
94 - The Dark Circle by Linda Grant

95 - A Tapestry of Treason by Anne O'Brien
96 - Blood Queen by Joanna Courtney
97 - The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey
98 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
99 - The Sound of Music Story by Tom Santopietro
100 - The Greatest Comeback by David Bolchover
101 - The Match by Bruce Schoenfeld
102 - The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
102b - The New House at the Chalet School by Elinor M Brent-Dyer (re-read)
103 - The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan
104 - Last Waltz in Vienna by George Clare

105 - Berlitz Vienna
106 - Lonely Planet Vienna
107 - I Carried A Watermelon by Katy Brand
108 - Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell
109 - Tennis Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
110 - The String of Pearls by Joseph Roth

111 - Pack Up Your Troubles by Cynthia Harrod -Eagles

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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
17/52 Raw Spirit - Iain Banks
17/52 Thinking on my Feet - Kate Humble

18/52 The Chalet School and Cornelia - Katherine Bruce
19/52 Fear for Miss Betony - Dorothy Bowers
20/52 The Librarian - Salley Vickers
21/52 Since Records Began - Paul Simon
21/52 Ruth at Rooksby - Brenda Page
22/52 Return to St Margarets - Helen Humphries
23/52 The Western Wind - Samantha Harvey
24/52 Joan Tudor's Triumph - E L Haverfield
25/52 - A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and A Great War - Joseph Laconte
25/52 Reconciliation - Muthuraj Swamy
26/52 Divided - Tim Marshall
27/52 The Hungry Empire - Lizzie Collingham
28/52 I May be Some Time - Francis Spufford

29/52 The Clockmaker's Daughter - Kate Morton
30/52 Murder by Matchlight - E Lorac
31/52 A Cotswold Murder - Roy Lewis
32/52 Murder Isn’t Cricket - Radford, E & MA
33/52 Judith - Noel Streatfeild
34/52 Twice Dead - E M Channon
35/52 A (Very) Public School Murder - Simon Parke
36/52 Our 52 Day Retirement Adventure - Dick Handscombe
36/52 Mountain Lust: The Allure of Mont Blanc - Jon Miller
37/52 The Final Curtsey - Margaret Rhodes
38/52 The Moor - William Atkins
39/52 Our Uninvited Guests - Julie Summers
40/52 Swell - Jenny Landreth
41/52 Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret - Craig Brown

42/52 The Division Bell Mystery - Ellen Wilkinson
43/52 A Girl Called Justice - Elly Griffiths
44/52 The Retirees Guide to Travelling the Camino - Debra Tufts
44/52 Why we get the wrong politicians - Isabel Hardman

45/52 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - May Ann Shafer
46/52 The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Fowler
47/52 The Geography Readers Vol 1 - EBD
48/52 Death in Captivity - Michael Gilbert
49/52 The Quest for Queen Mary - Hugo Vickers
50/52 The Rhine - Ben Coates

51/52 Murder at the Cathedral - Frances Evesham
52/52 Murder by the Minster - Helen Cox
53 Murder Undeniable - Anita Waller
54 The Skylarks' War - Hilary McKay
55 Dead Men's Morris - Gladys Mitchell
56 Nicky of Nine Schools - Dorothea Moore
57 Secrets at St Bride's - Debbie Young
58 The Girls of St Wode's - L T Meade
59 The Crossway - Guy Stagg
59 Ego Trip: 40 Days and 40 Nights on the Camino - Paul McGranagh
60 Buen Camino - Peter Murtagh

61 The Vicarage Murder - Faith Martin
62 The Penderwicks - Jeanne Birdsall
63 A Countess at School - E M Channon
64 Murder at Melrose Court - Karen Baugh Menuhin
65 The Wintry Years - O Douglas




Re-reads
R1 The New Prefect - Dorothea Moore
R2 The Wrenford Tradition - Dorothea Moore
R3 Christine of the Fourth - W E Eastways
R4 Beauty for Ashes - Margaret Neill
R5 The Chalet School Goes to It - EBD
R6 Chiltern School - Mabel E Allan
R7 Chalet School World - Helen Barber
R8 Holy Disorders - Edmund Crispin
R9 Love Lies Bleeding - Edmund Crispin
R10 The Handsome Hardcastles - E M Channon
R11 Monksbury College - Sarah Doudney
R12 The New Housemistress - EBD
R13 The Lost Staircase - EBD


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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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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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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
6/52 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - Claire North

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Location: Bristol, UK
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
12. The Moon Sister - Lucinda Riley
13. 59 Memory Lane - Celia Anderson
14. Sweet Caress - William Boyd
15. Staying at Daisy's - Jill Mansell
16. These Wonderful Rumours: A Young Schoolteacher's Wartime Diaries - May Smith
17. This Could Change Everything - Jill Mansell
18. The Secretary - Renee Knight
19. Sail Away - Celia Imrie
20. The Flower Girls - Alice Clark-Platts
21. I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh
22. The House at Chorlton - Prue Leith
23. Mack the Life - Lee Mack
24. A Fatal Inheritance - Rachel Rhys
25. The Garden of Lost and Found - Harriet Evans
26. The Girl at the Window - Rowan Coleman
27. Till the Cows Come Home - Sara Cox
28. Swallowtail Summer - Erica James
29. Something to Tell You - Lucy Diamond
30. Other People's Secrets - Louise Candlish
31. Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate - M.C. Beaton
32. Not Quite Nice - Celia Imrie
33. The Strawberry Thief - Joanne Harris
34. The Last Anniversary - Liane Moriarty
35. Platform Seven - Louise Doughty
36. Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel - Ruth Hogan
37. The Peppermint Tea Chronicles - Alexander Mccall Smith
38. The Family Upstairs - Lisa Jewell
39. The Holiday - T. M. Logan
40. A Fatal Flaw - Faith Martin
41. Transcription - Kate Atkinson
42. What You Did - Claire McGowan
43. Murder in Venice (The Posie Parker Mystery Series) - L.B. Hathaway
44. Where the Story Starts - Imogen Clarke
45. The Burning Issue of the Day - T. E. Kinsey
46. Britty Britty Bang Bang - Hugh Dennis
47. Never Have I Ever - Joshilyn Jackson
48.Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas - Adam Kay
49. Lies Lies Lies - Adele Parks
50. A Home from Home - Veronica Henry
51. Bright Young Dead - Jessica Fellowes
52. Death Beside the Seaside - T. E. Kinsey
53. The Sun Sister - Lucinda Riley
54. Postcards at Christmas - Imogen Clarke
55. Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy - David Mitchell


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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 Annexe - Adrianne Fitzpatrick
3/52 Meg: Nightstalkers - Steve Alten
4/52 Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
5/52 The Prophecy - Erin Rhew
6/52 Queen of This Realm - Jean Plaidy
7/52 Who Do You Love - Jennifer Weiner
8/52 Jane Eyre's Daughter - Elizabeth Newark
9/52 The Mistresses of Cliveden - Natalie Livingstone
10/52 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
11/52 One Child - Mei Fong
12/52 The Chalet School and Cornelia - Katherine Bruce
13/52 We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
14/52 The Long War - Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
15/52 Stillhouse Lake - Rachel Caine
16/52 Circe - Madeline Miller
17/52 And the Rest is History - Marlene Wagman-Geller
18/52 The Thistle and the Rose - Jean Plaidy
19/52 A Head Girl's Difficulties - EBD
20/52 The Post-Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
21/52 Bright We Burn - Kiersten White
22/52 Killman Creek - Rachel Caine
23/52 Blood Family - Brent Winter
24/52 The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
25/52 Wolfhunter River - Rachel Caine
26/52 Here Be Dragons - Sharon Kay Penman
27/52 So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson
28/52 Sisterland - Curtis Sittenfeld
29/52 Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
30/52 Gerry Goes to School - EBD
31/52 Marilou Is Everywhere - Sarah Elaine Smith
32/52 The Only Girl in the World - Maude Julien
33/52 Lady Macbeth - Susan Fraser King
34/52 Love and Friendship - Walt Stillman
35/52 The Girls Next Door - Christina Gowans Whyte
36/52 Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
37/52 Falls the Shadow - Sharon Kay Penman
38/52 Tarnished City - Vic James
39/52 Elizabeth of the Garrett Theatre - Gwendoline Courtney
40/52 Lorna of Wynyards - EBD
41/52 Stepsisters for Lorna - EBD
42/52 The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu - Joshua Hammer
43/52 Santa Viking - Sandra Hill

(Green means nonfiction)

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1/52 The Grenville Garrison- Gwendoline Courtney
2/52 Bookworm- Lucy Mangan
3/52 They Both Die at the End- Adam Silvera
4/52 Murder by Matchlight- E. C. R. Lorac
5/52 The Division Bell Mystery--Ellen Wilkinson

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Not in order, as I can't remember what I read first earlier in the year...
*s indicate shorter works like novellas.

01/52 Knife Children* - Lois McMaster Bujold
02/52 The Flowers of Vashnoi - Lois McMaster Bujold
03/52 The Tea Master and the Detective - Aliette de Bodard
04/52 The Book of the Unnamed Midwife* - Meg Ellison
05/52 The Book of Etta* - Meg Ellison
06/52 The Book of Flora* - Meg Ellison
07/52 The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter - Theodora Goss
08/52 European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman - Theodora Goss
09/52 Demon's Den and Other Tales of Valdemar - Tanya Huff
10/52 The Future Falls - Tanya Huff
11/52 Into the Fire - Tanya Huff
12/52 The Obelisk Gate - N.K. Jemisin
13/52 The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin
14/52 The Stone Sky - N.K. Jemisin
15/52 Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin
16/52 Broken Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin
17/52 Kingdom of the Gods - N.K. Jemisin
18/52 The Awakened Kingdom* - N.K. Jemisin
19/52 A Brightness Long Ago - Guy Gavriel Kay
20/52 Nine Goblins - T. Kingfisher
21/52 Clockwork Boys - T. Kingfisher
22/52 The Raven and the Reindeer - T. Kingfisher
23/52 Swordheart - T. Kingfisher
24/52 The Wonder Engine - T. Kingfisher
25/52 Minor Mage - T. Kingfisher
26/52 Binti - Nnedi Okorafor
27/52 Binto: Home - Nnedi Okorafor
28/52 Binti: The Night Masquerade - Nnedi Okorafor
29/52 The Dreaming Stars - Tim Pratt
30/52 The Wrong Stars - Tim Pratt
31/52 Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach - Kelly Robson
32/52 Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw
33/52 Hope for the Best - Jodi Taylor
34/52 And Now for Something Compeltely Different* - Jodi Taylor
35/52 The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes
36/52 The Prophecy Con - Patrick Weekes
37/52 The Paladin Caper - Patrick Weekes
38/52 The Demon and the City - Liz Williams
39/52 The Iron Khan - Liz Williams
40/52 Precious Dragon - Liz Williams
41/52 The Shadow Pavlion - Liz Williams
42/52 Snake Agent - Liz Williams
43/52 First Term at Malory Towers - Enid Blyton
44/52 Second Form at Malory Towers - Enid Blyton
45/52 Third Year at Malory Towers - Enid Blyton
46/52 Upper Fourth at Malory Towers - Enid Blyton
47/52 Archived - V.E. Schwab
48/52 Unbound - V.E. Schwab
49/52 Grey Mask - Patricia Wentworth
50/52 The Case is Closed - Patricia Wentworth
51/52 Lonesome Road - Patricia Wentworth
52/52 Danger Point - Patricia Wentworth
53/52 The Bartered Brides - Mercedes Lackey
54/52 Circe - Madeline Miller
55/52 Daemon Voices - Philip Pullman

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