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2018 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge

Post your goal under this thread, and then post your completed reads under that goal! One post for each month, and then you can keep editing throughout the month. When we start a new month, you'll just hit 'reply', edit a bit in the subject line if needed etc. Just follow my example.

Go get 'em! AND ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... WE'RE ... OFF!

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Quick Review (There will not be a quiz!)

Any book counts, as long as you INTENDED to read it before January 2018. This includes books on hand (As some have pointed out, they may not be registered, but we're on the honor system, OK?) bookrings you've signed up for before January 1, bookrays & books from bookboxes you signed up for before January 1, even trades you arranged prior to the challenge beginning. No new purchases, trades, etc AFTER January 1 should be counted. That would be books ADDED to your pile. We want to REDUCE the piles we have on hand NOW! It would be fun if you could find your OLDEST TBRs and tried to focus on those. I try to do that sometimes.

When you have met your goal, you have accomplished your challenge for the year! We won't be making up new goals through the year. That's just *TOO* confusing. Thank you for carefully considering your goals at the beginning of the challenge!



Sounds like fun?

Then you can start setting your goals in this thread.

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A Little Ditty Just for Us! By Arnold Lobel ...
Books to the ceiling!
Books to the sky!
My pile of books is a mile high!
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!

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I am going to give your Challenge a try this year, Dove-i-libri, as the "short" of my Bookcrossing goal for 2018 is to READ and RELEASE some of the FABulous Books (I will need to keep it simple and try for 12) I have received from other BCers...the "long" of it is here. ; )
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My sentiments, exACTly, Dove-i-libri!!! ; ) I very much appreciate you hosting this challenge. I'd been wanting to try it, and joining in this year to help keep track was an added motivation for me to get going...THANK YOU!!! : D

This is not my oldest TBR, but it is the one I am bringing into the New Year for the month of January:

Touched by Angels by Debbie Macomber
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January [1/12]...
Touched by Angels by Debbie Macomber

February [2/12]...
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya


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1. Juliet's Nurse TBR since ? Completed: January 14, 2018

2. Coffee Rings TBR since November 14, 2015. Completed: 1/24/2018

3. First Light
TBR since: ??? COMPLETED: 1/25/2018

4. The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler TBR since before The Librettos were BORN! Completed: Jan 31, 2018

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5. True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes TBR since September 05, 2014. Completed: 2/24/2018
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6. The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani TBR since Autumn 2013. Completed: March 30, 2018

Will be sent to Titi-i-Libri (Capricorn0103)


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7. Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson, TBR since 2013. Completed: 4/4/2018

8. Paper Bridges TBR since April 19, 2017. Completed: April 26, 2018

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9. Dark Shadows: Angelique's Descent TBR since Christmas 2014. Completed: May 4, 2018

10. Earthquake at Dawn by Kristiana Gregory TBR since ?? Completed: May 31, 2018

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11. Caught Dead in Philadelphia TBR since July 16, 2013. Completed: June 9, 2018 (44%)

12. The Doctor's Daughter TBR since August 16, 2014. Completed: 6/16/18 (48%)
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13. The Front TBR since August 24, 2012. Completed: 7/28/2018 (52%)

14. The Picture of Dorian Gray TBR since ~2000. Completed: 7/30/2018 (56%)
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15. The Swiss Family Robinson
TBR since ~2000, Completed: August 1, 2018 (60%)

16. The Call of the Wild
TBR since ~2000, Completed: August 3, 2018 (64%)

17. A Bit on the Side by William Trevor TBR since ? Completed: 8/5/2018 (68%)

18. The Invisible Man TBR since ~2000, Completed: August 18, 2018 (72%)

19. The Violets of March
TBR since September 2017. Completed: August 30, 2018 (76%)
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20. Black Beauty TBR since ~2001. Completed 9/6/18. (80%)

21. I Love You Like a Tomato TBR since July 28, 2015. Completed: 9/29/2018 ( 84%)

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23. Killer Heat TBR since August 2016. Completed: ( %)


Dove-i-Libri starts * 2018 * with /25 completed. ( %)

Not TBR ---> Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel Will be sent to Titi-i-Libri (Capricorn0103)

Not TBR ---> Hardcore Twenty-Four: A Stephanie Plum Novel Will be sent to Titi-i-Libri (Capricorn0103)

Little Giant of Aberdeen County TBR since November 22, 2012. Completed: ( %)

Memoirs of a Medieval Woman TBR since December, 2009. Completed: ( %)

A Northern Light TBR since 2009. Completed: ( %)

The Pink Suit TBR since February 14, 2017. Completed: ( %)

Sam's Letters to Jennifer TBR since ? Completed: ( %)

The Veil of Ignorance TBR since April 14, 2018. Completed: ( %)

Never No More by Maura Laverty TBR since ? Completed: ( %)

Summer at Tiffany TBR since February 27, 2017. Completed: ( %)

Rumpole a la Carte TBR since February 21, 2017. Completed: ( %)

Comforting One Another TBR since ??? Completed: ( %)

The Astronauts Wives Club TBR since Christmas 2014. Completed: ( %)

Italian Lessons TBR since August 13, 2011. Completed: ( %)
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I did this once or twice some years ago and then took a break, but my shelves are encouraging me to try again ;)

My goal is to reduce my Mount TBR by 120 books, including the 12 oldest registered by others and another 12 oldest registered by me.

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1. Giorgio Bassani: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
TBR since May 2010, completed on 1.1.2018

2. Nadja Sumanen: Rambo (in Finnish)
TBR since November 2017, completed on 2.1.2018

3. Kazuo Ishiguro: When We Were Orphans
TBR since July 2014, completed on 23.1.2018

4. Anna Gavalda: 35 kiloa toivoa
TBR since January 2016, completed on 2.1.2018

5. Will Schwalbe: Elämän mittainen lukupiiri (in Finnish)
TBR since November 2017, completed on 18.1.2018

6. Sue Townsend: Adrian Mole and the Cappuccino Years*
TBR since January 2009, completed on 17.1.2018

7. Tania Kindersley: Elvis Has Left the Building
TBR since May 2010, completed on 12.1.2018

8. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Goethe
TBR since January 2015, completed on 4.1.2018

9. Ilene Beckerman: Love, Loss, and What I Wore
TBR since March 2016, completed on 4.1.2018

10. Arja Tiainen: Suomi go go
TBR since February 2010, completed on 24.1.2018
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11. Ulla Vaarnamo: Tähtien välinen pimeys
TBR since June 2010, completed on 1.2.2018

12. Bohumil Hrabal: I Served the King of England
TBR since May 2012, completed on 5.2.2018

13. René Lefebvre: Naukuva kissa
TBR since February 2015, completed on 15.2.2018

14. Emer McCourt: Elvis, Jeesus ja minä**
TBR since March 2008, completed on 19.2.2018

15. Monica McInerney: Family Baggage*
TBR since October 2009, competed on 23.2.2018
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16. Katrin Johanson: Läbikäidavad toad
TBR since February 2017, completed on 8.3.2018

17. Marisa de los Santos: Belong to Me
TBR since February 2016, completed on 12.3.2018

18. Sarah McCoy: The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico
TBR since May 2012, completed on 16.3.2018

19. Michael Pearce: Dmitri and the One-Legged Lady
TBR since July 2014, completed on 30.3.2018
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20. Heidi Jaatinen: Kaksi viatonta päivää
TBR since December 2014, completed on 1.4.2018

21. Mari Jungstedt: Viimeinen näytös
TBR since July 2015, competed on 2.4.2018

22. Sirpa Puskala: Pikkuruu Mustanmusta*
TBR since March 2010, completed on 2.4.2018

23. Alex Witchel: Me Times Three
TBR since September 2014, completed on 3.4.2018

24. Pirkko Arhippa: Yön syli armoton
TBR since September 2017, completed on 8.4.2018

25. Diego Marani: New Finnish Grammar
TBR since September 2017, completed on 14.4.2018

26. Robin Sloan: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
TBR since September 2014, completed on 22.4.2018

27. Gil Courtemanche: A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
TBR since November 2012, completed on 24.4.2018

28. Denise Rudberg: Yksi tappava syrjähyppy
TBR since November 2015, completed on 28.4.2018

29. Astrid Lindgren: Kati Amerikassa
TBR since September 2016, completed on 29.4.2018
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30. Adriana Triginia: Lucia, Lucia
TBR since June 2010, completed on 2.5.2018

31. Lisa Boyer: That Dorky Homemade look
TBR since August 2012, completed on 3.5.2018

32. E. B. White: Charlotte's Web
TBR since October 2013, completed on 4.5.2018

33. Henriikka Tavi: Kaksitoista
TBR since 2016(?), completed on 5.5.2018

34. John Verdon: Numeropeli
TBR since September 2013, completed on 7.5.2018

35. Victoria Thompson: Murder on Astor Place
TBR since July 2016, completed on 13.5.2018

36. Estelle Monbrun: Murder Chez Proust
TBR since May 2012, completed on 14.5.2018

37. Sinikka Laine: Kuujuhla
TBR since November 2017, completed on 17.5.2018

38. Maria Turtschaninoff: Maresi
TBR since November 2015, completed on 20.5.2018

39. Anne Tyler: A Patchwork Planet
TBR since October 2010, completed on 23.5.2018

40. Bali Rai: (Un)arranged marriage
TBR since August 2011, completed on 29.5.2018
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41. Kim Edwards: The Secrets of a Fire King
TBR since July 2009, completed on 4.6.2018

42. Marsha Mehran: Rosewater and Soda Bread
TBR since May 2011, completed on 6.6.2018

43. Jaana Airaksinen: Vailla varjoa
TBR since February 2010, completed on 9.6.2018

44. Ann Patchett: Patron Saint of Liars
TBR since December 2013, completed on 11.6.2018

45. Matti Mäkelä: Vapaan ajattelun esteet
TBR since June 2016, completed on 12.6.2018

46. Denis Thériault: The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman
TBR since September 2014, completed on 12.6.2018

47. Gaetan Soucy: Tulitikkutyttö
TBR since September 2011, completed on 15.6.2018

48. Riikka Ala-Harja: Kanaria
TBR since September 2013, completed on 16.6.2018

49. Virpi Hämeen-Anttila: Sokkopeli
TBR since April 2008, completed on 19.6.2018

50. Emma Puikkonen: Näköala
TBR since April 2008, completed on 20.6.2018

51. Katrin Raimus: Kus tramm ei käi
TBR since August 2008, completed on 23.6.2018

52. Alice Munro: The Moons of Jupiter
TBR since December 2014, completed on 26.6.2018

53. Toni Schlesinger: Five Flights Up and Other New York Apartment Stories
TBR since September 2014, completed on 29.6.2018

54. Umberto Eco: How to Travel with a Salmon &amp; Other Essays
TBR since April 2008, completed on 2018
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55. Katherine Mansfield: At The Bay
TBR since October 2013, completed on 2.7.2018

56. Rajaa Alsanea: Girls of Riyadh
TBR since December 2010, completed on 6.7.2018

57. Jyrki Kiiskinen: Suomies
TBR since June 2012, completed on 7.7.2018

58. Grégoire Delacourt: A List of My Desires
TBR since September 2014, completed on 10.7.2018

59. Annie Sanders: A Gap Year for Grown Ups
TBR since October 2012, completed on 17.7.2018

60. Elaine Dundy: The Dud Avocado
TBR since May 2012, completed on 19.7.2018

61. Patrick Süskind: Perfume
TBR since August 2011, completed on 23.7.2018

62. Faïza Guène: Just Like Tomorrow
TBR since November 2017, completed on 24.7.2018

63. Mari Jungstedt: Joka yksin kulkee
TBR since July 2015, completed on 28.7.2018

64. Aislinn Hunter: Mitä meille jäi
TBR since March 2015, completed on 29.7.2018
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65. Jo Walton: Among Others
TBR since November 2017, completed on 7.8.2018

66. Anne Tyler: Ladder of Years
TBR since April 2010, completed on 11.8.2018

67. Julia Bell: Ahmatti
TBR since July 2010, completed on 13.8.2018

68. John O'Farrell: Parasta miehelle
TBR since September 2011, completed on 14.8.2018

69. Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Floating World
TBR since July 2016, completed on 17.8.2018

70. Eila Kostamo: Vaiteliaat vuodet
TBR since June 2012, completed on 18.8.2018

71. Sándor Màrai: Embers
TBR since July 2014, completed on 19.8.2018

72. Anne Leinonen: Viivamaalari
TBR since September 2013, completed on 21.8.2018

73. Helen Moster: Hylky
TBR since September 2012, completed on 25.8.2018
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74. Daniëlle Hermans: Tulppaanimurhat
TBR since May 2016, completed on 1.9.2018

75. Niina Hakalahti: Hengenahdistusta
TBR since October 2011, completed on 1.9.2018

76. Riikka Pulkkinen: Vieras
TBR since December 2016, completed on 2.9.2018

77. Andre Dubus III: House of Sand and Fog
TBR since May 2010, completed on 6.9.2018

78. Carol Shields: Unless
TBR since February 2010, completed on 8.9.2018

79. Tuula-Liina Varis: Vaimoni
TBR since June 2012, completed on 9.9.2018

80. Riikka Ala-Harja: Jättiläinen
TBR since May 2009, completed on 10.9.2018

81. H.E. Bates: The Darling Buds of May
TBR since May 2012, completed on 18.9.2018

82. Henriikka Tavi: Esim. Esa
TBR since July 2015, completed on 14.9.2018

83. Saila Susiluoto: Carmen
TBR since August 2011, completed on 15.9.2018
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84. Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza: A Window in Copacabana
TBR since April 2012, completed on 2.10.2018

85. Sari Malkamäki: Yöpäivystäjä
TBR since August 2017, completed on 4.10.2018

86. Anja Kauranen: Tushka*
TBR since December 2009, completed on 11.10.2018

87. Wille Crawfoord: Gloria
TBR since March 2015, completed on 16.10.2018
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88. Alexandra Marinina: Murhaaja vastoin tahtoaan
TBR since November 2011, completed on 4.11.2018
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I have 50 ish books ABC TBRs so I’ll focus on them this year. I’ll be on the honour system again with my unregistered books ☺I don’t tend to register my own books until I’ve read them and can find a home to RABCK them otherwise they go to the British Heart Foundation shop unregistered .

If listed pre-2009 then the book has my maiden name initials in it. If pre-2005 then it’s moved house at least twice! If 2017 then I know I've had it longer than this year - I'm just not sure how long :)

Happy New Year everyone!
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1. - A Boy Made of Blocks - Keith Stuart [2016]
2. - The Child - Fiona Barton [2017]
3. - The Leopard - Jo Nesbo [2017]
4. - The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan [2017]
5. Women Who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes (audio) [2017]
6. - The Roanoke Girls - Amy Engel [2017]
7. - 253- Geoff Ryman [2017]
8. - E is for Evidence - Sue Grafton [pre 2005]
9. - How to Stop Time - Matt Haig [2017]
10. The Quiet American - Graham Greene (audio) [2016]
11. F is for Fugitive - Sue Grafton (non BC) [pre 2005]
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12. - White Teeth - Zadie Smith [initialled AM so TBR at least 2009!]
13. G is for Gumshoe - Sue Grafton (non BC) [pre 2005]
14. - Someone Else's Skin - Sarah Hilary [2017]
15. H is for Homicide - Sue Grafton (non BC) [pre 2005]
16. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen (audio) [2015]
17. - A Year of Marvellous Ways - Sarah Winman [2016]

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18. Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee (audio) [2017]
19. I is for Innocent- Sue Grafton (non BC) [pre 2005]
20. J is for Judgement- Sue Grafton (non BC) [pre 2005]
21. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green (audio) [2017]
22. - Run for your Life - James Patterson [2017]
23. - Dead Men's Bones - James Oswald [2017]
24. Brighton Rock - Graham Greene (audio) [2017]
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25. - The Witchfinder's Sister - Beth Underdown [2017]
26. - L is for Lawless - Sue Grafton [2017]
27. Die of Shame - Mark Billingham (audio) [2017]
28. - Scared to Live - Stephen Booth [2017]
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29. When will there be good news - Kate Atkinson (audio) [2017]
30. - Dying to Sin - Stephen Booth [2017]
31. - O is for Outlaw - Sue Grafton [2017]
32. - P is for Peril - Sue Grafton [2017]
33. - Sweet Caress - William Boyd [2016]
34. - The Betrayals - Fiona Neill [2017]
35. - The Loving Husband - Christobel Kent [2016]
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36. Playing the Moldovans at Tennis - Tony Hawks (kindle) [2011]
37. - Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult [2017]
38. IQ84 - Haruki Murakami (audio) [2016]
39. - A Death in Tuscany - Michele Giuttari [2017]
40. The Night Manager - John le Carre (audio) [2016]
41. - Dead Man’s Grip - Peter James [2017]
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42. - Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord - Louis des Bernieres [pre 2009]
43. - The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly [2017]
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Life events in the past year or so have seriously hindered my reading and Bookcrossing activities, so I didn't complete this challenge in 2017. But a new year is starting and life is looking up, so here I go! My goal is to read 50 TBRs, including the 12 oldest books on my shelf registered by others.
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1. The House of All Sorts by Emily Carr (TBR since 2015)
2. Suite Franҫaise by Irene Nemirovsky (TBR since 2013)
3. The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne (TBR since 2017)
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4. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (TBR since 2014)
5. Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg (TBR since 2012)
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6. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (TBR since 2017)
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7. The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb (TBR since 2016)
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8. The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (TBR since 2017)
9. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen (TBR since 2017)
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10. Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai (TBR since 2012)
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With struggling to give preference to the 283 ABC TBRs lurking in the house as the year gets started
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Managed 8 of mine and 6 from others this month
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a bit of a slow go so far

8 of mine & 2 ABC TBRs....not the right proportion. Will try to straighten that up
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still slanted to mine: 3 vs 2
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14 books (out of 16) with the split of 9 of mine and 7 ABC TBRs. Still slacking in moving those ABC ones along by a smidge.

Total YTD: 55 so 36% done

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oops - forgot to keep track

So end of august totals here:
YTD: 104 so far
of that # 69 were registered by me and 35 by others
and to further split 24 from others were non-romance, but only 14 of mine were non-romances (i.e. the ones that usually take longer to read!)
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This entry will serve to keep track of my monthly goals, but I will make separate posts for each month.

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I did this in 2010 and 2011 and after a small break it's time to enter again :)
Thanks for the challenge Dove-i-libri! My goal is 100, a little less than in 2011.
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1. J.P. Delaney: Edellinen asukas
2. Raija-Sinikka Rantala: Optimisti
3. Tytti Parras: Rakkaat
4. Juha Hurme: Niemi
5. Antti Heikkinen: Mummo
6. J.K. Johansson: Laura
7. J.K. Johansson: Noora
8. Thomas Bernhard: Haaskio
9. Selja Ahava: Taivaalta tippuvat asiat
10. Janne ja Valeriina Silas: Perheloma El Caminolla
11. A. W. Yrjänä: Arcana
12. Hella Wuolijoki: Enkä ollut vanki
13. Hameeda Lakho, Magda van der Rijst: Särkynyt kehä - äidin kohtaaminen
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I'm going to aim to read at least 75 books with the focus being books from my BXing TBR pile. This includes books registered by myself as well as ABC books from 2017 or earlier. I will also add books from my audio and ebook TBR libraries that are from before Jan 1, 2018.

Some of the books registered by me may be registered in 2018, but will have been purchased earlier as I am weeding out some shelves this year too hopefully.
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1.) Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper ebook that has been on my nook since 2016
2.) Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith audiobook that has been sitting in my audible library since sometime in 2016
3.) The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams - registered in 2018 but has been sitting in my personal TBR pile since early 2017 -
4.) Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber one of the last 3 books registered by me in 2017 -
5.) Starry Night: A Christmas Novel - one of the last 3 books registered by me in 2017
6.) The Witches by Roald Dahl - Picked up from a local little free library in the summer of 2017
7.) Monica's Untold Story: An Amorality Tale by Bill Plympton, Anonymous - from HI77 in 2017
8.) Definition by Ariel Schrag - from HI77 in 2017
9.) The Christmas Wish: All I Want for Christmas\First Impressions by Nora Roberts - one of the last 3 books registered by me in 2017
10.) Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - from Eriskgal in 2015
11.) Rose Harbour in Bloom by Debbie Macomber - recently registered by me but picked up from a local little free library last summer.
12.)Cold Flat Junction by Martha Grimes - from Tribefan in 2013
13.) I Shudder at Your Touch edited by Michelle Slung - from GreyFlank in 2015
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I tried for 70 books in 2017 and didn't quite make it. I'm going to try harder this year and I lowered my goal by ten books for this year.
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1. Home to Crossroads Ranch TBR since Feb. 2017
2. Panic Button TBR since Dec. 2017
3. Billie the Hippo TBR since June 2015
4. Mr. Monk Gets on Board TBR since Mar. 2017
5. The Professor and the Madman TBR since Mar. 2017
6. Nate the Great Goes Undercover TBR since Sept. 2017
7. Heirs and Graces TBR since July 2015
8. B.C. Truckin On Down TBR since Nov. 2017
9. Purses and Poison TBR since Aug. 2016
10. Old Before My Time TBR since May 2017
11. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff TBR since Sept. 2014
12. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader TBR since Sept. 2016
13. The More the Terrier TBR since Jan. 2014
14. The Cowboy's Homecoming TBR since Nov. 2017
15. The Wondrous Wizard of Id TBR since Nov. 2017
16. Someone to Trust TBR since Jan. 2017
17. So Many Books, So Little Time TBR since Oct. 2017

Goal:17 /60
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18. Making Rounds with Oscar TBR since Apr. 2014
19. Trail of Secrets TBR since Oct. 2017
20. The Muppets Go Camping TBR since Nov. 2014
21. Belles on Their Toes TBR since Dec. 2017
22. Speak to me of Love TBR since Nov. 2016
23. Encyclopedia Brown Carries On TBR since Sept. 2017
24. How to Train Your Dragon TBR since Oct. 2017
25. Lion's Lady TBR since Aug. 2014
26. How to Be a Pirate TBR since Nov. 2017
27. How to Speak Dragonese TBR since Nov. 2017
28. Crash TBR since Apr. 2017

Goal: 28/60
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29. Belles on Their Toes TBR since Dec. 2017
30. Shiver TBR since Sept. 2016
31. Execution Dock TBR since Jan. 2015
32. What Creatures Teach Us TBR since Oct. 2017
33. Dookie, Sookie, and Big Mo TBR since Sept. 2017
34. Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man TBR since Dec. 2017
35. Jungle Heroes TBR since Sept. 2017

Goal: 35/60
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36. A Blunt Instrument TBR since Oct. 2016
37. On What Grounds TBR since Mar. 2017.
38. Through the Grinder TBR since Mar. 2017.
39. Sting! TBR since Dec. 2017.
40. Latte Trouble TBR Mar. 2017.
41. Redwall TBR since Mar. 2017.
42. Pickle Puss TBR since Dec. 2017.

Goal: 42/60
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43. Bad Pets on the Loose TBR since Dec. 2017
44. Parables for a New Millennium TBR since Jan. 2015
45. Scooby-Doo! and the Rowdy Rodeo TBR since Apr. 2015
46. A Turn for the Bad TBR since Aug. 2016

Goal 46/60
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47. Arthur's Reading Race TBR since Dec. 2016
48. Labor of Love TBR since Oct. 2015

Goal: 48/60
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49. Nail Biter TBR since Oct. 2016
50. Murder at the Cat Show TBR since Mar. 2015
51. Survival in Auschwitz TBR since Mar. 2016
52. Race for the Gold TBR since Oct. 2017

Goal: 52/60
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53. Brooklyn Graves TBR since Oct. 2017
54. Saving Zasha TBR since Feb. 2017
55. The Colonel's Daughter TBR since May 2017
56. Revive Us Again TBR since Sept. 2017

Goal: 56/60
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57. The Price of Freedom TBR since Apr. 2017
58. At His Command TBR since Aug. 2015
59. Voyage on the Great Titanic TBR since May 2015
60. Christietown TBR since Mar. 2015

Goal: 60/60......My goal has been reached!
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I haven't tried this challenge before, but have a huge mountain TBR, so here goes. This year I'm also going to try and read more of my oldest TBR books.
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1. The Twins. TBR since December 2017 - Completed 5 January 2018.

2. The Dry. TBR since December 2017 - Completed 9 January 2018.

3. One Last Kill. TBR since October 2017 - Completed 11 January 2018.

4. The Whites. TBR since June 2017 - Completed 14 January 2018

5. Stoner. TBR since August 2017 - Completed 15 January 2018

6. Hidden Figures. TBR since April 2017 - Completed 18 January 2018

7. Bitter Wash Road. TBR since October 2017 - Completed 20 January 2018 (This from a box of books bought at a Book Fair in October 2017, which are being registered as I read them.)

8. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises. TBR since September 2017 - Completed 22 January 2018

9. The Spare Room. TBR since November 2017 - Completed 23 January 2018

10. The Weight of Blood TBR since April 2017. Completed 28 January 2018.

11. Force of Nature. TBR since December 2017. Completed 31 January 2018
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In 2017, I only finished a total of 18 books, many of which were new because I read them for a book club. However, I have 15 books half-read, so that should help me on my way. So I'll go for 18 for 2018. Happy New Year, Dove-i-Libri. I'll try to remember to post this year!
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I didn't come close to my goal in 2017, but I love this challenge. Also, I love the beginning-of-year feeling, when everything qualifies! I, too, want to read some of my oldest and those from other BCers I've had the longest. However, in 2017 I eliminated pressure on myself by marking all my books something other than TBR.
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1. Seven up - Janet Evanovich (TBR since I don't know)
2. Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee (TBR since July 2nd 2017)
3. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller (TBR since July 2nd 2017)
4. Jacob have I loved - Katherine Paterson (TBR since May 8th. 2010)
5. The professor and the madman - Simon Winchester (TBR since October 25th. 2016)
6. Vissen veranderen bij kou van zwemrichting - Pierre Szalowski (TBR since July 3rd. 2016)
7. The talented Mr. Ripley - Patricia Highsmith (TBR since July 3rd. 2016)
8. Vergelding - Jane Casey (TBR since July 3rd. 2016)
9. Just one look - Harlan Coben (TBR since July 5th. 2015)
10. Refugee boy - Benjamin Zephaniah (TBR since July 5th. 2015)
11. Honderd jaar eenzaamheid - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (TBR since September 23rd. 2007)
12. Altered carbon - Richard Morgan (TBR since January 23rd. 2015)
13. The sacred well - Antoinette May (TBR since May 11th. 2011)
14. Divergent - Veronica Roth (TBR since August 3rd. 2014)
15. The waking - T.M. Jenkins (TBR since July 3rd. 2016)
16. In the company of cheerful ladies - Alexander McCall Smith (TBR since March 16th 2011)
17. Looking for Alaska - John Green (TBR since December 2016)
18. Ross Poldark - Winston Graham (TBR since July 3rd. 2016)
19. Them - Jon Ronson (TBR since November 29th. 2011)
20. Harvesting the heart - Jodi Picoult (TBR since July 30th. 2016)
21. Cross Bones - Kathy Reichs (TBR since September 4th. 2011)

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25 in a year

Hello, I never tried this challenge before but it is what I need. I decided last year to reduce the number of TBR and did quite a good job, but I have a lot of leftovers. Most of them are nor registered, some are pdf on my phone, some will be in Italian or Spanish, some will be registered and released. I think 25 is feasible.

At the moment reading:
Vanity fair by Thackeray(e-book)
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Golden bats and pink Pigeons oby Durrel

Other leftover from last year list (I'm sure I have more on my shelves):

Adams The hitchiker's guide to the galaxy/Attwood The handmaids tale/Allende Cuentos de Eva Luna/Allende El oro de Thomas Varga/Allende LA suma de los dias/Ariosto Orlando Furioso
Balzac Papa Goriot/Balzac Eugenia Grandet/Banville The sea/ /Bragg The adventure of English/
Capuana C'era una volta//Clarcke 2001 a space odyssey/Camus The outsider/Coloane NAufragi/
Collodi Sorie allegre/
De Carlo Yucatan/Darwin l'espressione dei sentimenti/De Amicis Ricordi di Londra
Eliot Silas Marner
Fleming Casino' Royale/Forster A passage to India/Fogazzaro Malombra/Fallaci Inshalla/Fallaci La forza della ragione
Greene Brighton Rock/Gupta Emotional Intelligence
Heller Catch 22/Huxley Brave new world revisited
Kafka The Castle/Keenan An evil Cradling
Latimer Silks , spices and empire/Lee Cider with Rosie/Louis Stevenson Kidnapped/Lawrence The rainbow/
Martel Life of Pi/Mazzantini Un giorno perfetto/McCall Smith The Sunday Philosophy club/Milne The house at the pooh corner/Mitchell Cloud Atlas
Ovidio Le metamorfosi
Silone La volpe e le camelie/Slepoj Le ferite delle donne/STuart Mill LA schiavitu' delle donne/Smith White teeth/Steinbeck The grapes of wrath//Suskin Perfume
Tasso Gerusalemme liberata
Walker The color Purple/Willson Scottish folk tales/Wells Selected stories/Wilber A brief history of everything
Xinran Sky burial
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Thanks for organising Dove-i-libri. I need to continue reducing this growing pile.
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1. Traveling While Married by Mary-Lou Weismann 10/20/17
2. Grace Under Fire by Julie Hyzy KTM 12/13/17
3. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Piccoult KTM 11/22/17
4. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick 12/27/17
5. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin 2/9/2013
6. No Longer a Slumdog by K. P. Youhannan 7/10/17
7. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin NF 9/26/17 [240 pages]
8. Murder on the Rocks by Allyson Abbott KTM 7/25/17 [325 pages]
9. A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks NF 3/27/17
10. Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord KTM5/15/17 [164 pages]
11. I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes 10/16/10 [227 pages]
12. No Touch Monkey by Ayun Halliday 8/10/10 NF [276 pages]
13. The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer by Jason Moss 2/16/16 NF
14. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 9/18/17 [370 pages]
15. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya KTM 4/12/17 [188 pages]
16. Quickstep to Murder by Ella Barrick KTM 2/6/17 [286 pages]
17. Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough 1/4/07
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Having just missed my target last year, I am going for a smaller number of books, but also trying to read some of the bricks that I have on my shelf - so out of the 45, at least 10 will be 500+ pages. My visual guide is that I want to decrease the number of book shelves that are double stacked.
I kicked off with one for my reading group, a whopping 1000+ pages:
#1 Gone with the wind -Margaret Mitchell
#2 Death of an Owl - Paul Torday with Piers Torday
#3 Cranford -Elizabeth Gaskell
#4 A God in Ruins -Atkinson 500+
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#5 Just as Well I'm leaving
#6 L'auberge - Stagg
#7 Paper Moon - Camilleri
#8 I Let You Go
#9 Mr Dixon Disappears - Sansome
#10 Sidney Chambers & the Perils of the Night
#11 The Flesh Tailor - Kate Ellis
#12 Smoke and Mirrors - Elly Griffiths
#13 Refusal - Felix & Dick Francis
#14 Rivers of London - Aaronvitch
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#15 Death in the Setting Sun - Lake
#16 Mary, Mary - Petterson
#17 Mist Over Pendle -Neill
#18 A Place Beyond Courage -Chadwick (500+)
#19 Perfect - Joyce
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#19 Dark Undertakings - Tope (500)
#20 The Tudor Secret - Gortner
#21 Pirate King - King
#22 The mermaid Chair - Monk Kidd
#23 Hothouse Flower (500)
#24 The return of Captain John Emmett

4/10 500+ pages
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#25 The Templar, The Queen and her Lover
#26 The turn of the screw
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#27 The Cleaner of Chartres
#28 Galileo's Daughter
#29 Falling Angels
#30 The Track of Sand.
#31 Poison in Athens
#32 Skinner's Festival
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#33 Times' Legacy (500+ number 6)
#34 The Trouble with Sheep and Goats
#35 Snuff
#36 My Dear, I wanted to tell you.
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I signed up on the Goodreads bookcrossing thread for 30 books. Twenty from other BCers, and ten that I have registered personally.
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Read 5/65. Still 60 books to be read.

1. Jään luoksesi (non-BC)
2. Jääkansi (non-BC)
3. Finnjävlar : Suomiperkeleet Ruotsissa (non-BC)
4. Hornanperän uusi Paholainen
5. Lempi

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Read 9/65. Still 56 books to be read.

6. UFO in Her Eyes (has been sitting unregistered in my shelf)
7 Roughing It in the Bush, or, Forest Life in Canada
8 Apricots on the Nile: A Memoir with Recipes
9 Kärpäset eivät näy valokuvissa

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Read 12/65. Still 53 books to be read.

11 Alzheimerin kanssa : Minun tarinani (non-BC)
12 The Blessing Way

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Read 29/65. Still 36 books to be read.

21 Luolamiehen pojat : Seikkailukertomus varhaiskivikauden ajoilta
22 Minerva : Jääkarhun sydän
23 Yksin vartiopaikalla
24 Aavikon tyttäret
25 Stories by Canadian Women
26 Baby
27 Poissa : Satu
28 Napapaju – Sekovartisia selityksiä
29 Yhdeksän yötä : Valve-unia
30 Pihlajanorsu – Selkärangattomia selityksiä
31 Yllä meren, alla kiven
32 Rapina ja muita papereita
33 Moniääninen Intia : Kirjoituksia historiasta, kulttuurista, identiteetistä

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Read 37/65. Still 28 books to be read.

34 Kaukasialainen matto
35 Donner-ryhmä ja muita novelleja
36 Kunpa joku odottaisi minua jossakin
37 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth


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Read 42/65. Still 23 books to be read.

38 Last Orders at Harrods : An African Tale
39 Pjongjangin akvaariot : 10 vuotta Pohjois-Korean Gulagissa
40 Children of the Jacaranda Tree
41 Home and Exile
42 A Brief History of Robin Hood

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I'll base this off my goodreads TBR shelf, which conveniently also gives me a date when it was added to the pile.
I mostly register book when I read them so my TBR here isn't too high (yet).

My goal is 25 books added to the pile before 2018 or booksrings I joined before 2018.

January: 2 of 25
February: 6 of 25
March: 9 of 25
April: 10 of 25
May: 10 of 25
June: 11 of 25
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1. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
TBR since July 2011
2. The Dry by Jane Harper
Ring joined in July 2017
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Now at 3/36, having met my monthly goal of 3. Onward!

1. In the Miso Soup (TBR since Nov ’17)
2. Sin in the Second City (TBR since Oct ’16)
3. The Centaur (TBR since Feb ’09)
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-1- The Spy, by Paulo Coelho
-2- A Sixpenny Song, by Jennifer Johnston
-3-The quality of silence, by Rosamund Lupton
-4- Zwanen schieten, by Hella Haasse
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-1- The Spy, by Paulo Coelho
-2- A Sixpenny Song, by Jennifer Johnston
-3-The quality of silence, by Rosamund Lupton
-4- Zwanen schieten, by Hella Haasse
-5- Weddings in Tripolitania, by Abdelkafi
-6- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
-7- Gut symmetries
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-1- The Spy, by Paulo Coelho
-2- A Sixpenny Song, by Jennifer Johnston
-3-The quality of silence, by Rosamund Lupton
-4- Zwanen schieten, by Hella Haasse
-5- Weddings in Tripolitania, by Abdelkafi
-6- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
-7- Gut symmetries

-8- Digging to America, by Anne Tyler
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-1- The Spy, by Paulo Coelho
-2- A Sixpenny Song, by Jennifer Johnston
-3-The quality of silence, by Rosamund Lupton
-4- Zwanen schieten, by Hella Haasse
-5- Weddings in Tripolitania, by Abdelkafi
-6- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
-7- Gut symmetries

-8- Digging to America, by Anne Tyler
-9- Yes Man, by Danny Wallace (this has been on my shelf for ages!)
10-Restoration, by Rose Tremain

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