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~~JUNE Stats~~ Reduce Mount TBR Challenge 2010

* * * ATTENTION! * * * Due to new format, please post your month's entries in this manner:

List your name and goal as the title of your thread, and INSIDE THE POST list the number, title and author of your TBR book that you finished! Edit that original post to add books as the month progresses! (Follow my lead!)

~~~~~~~~~ ALSO: ~~~~~~~~~~

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!

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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 2010. 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, bookrays & books from bookboxes you signed up for, even trades you arranged prior to the challenge beginning. Not new purchases, trades, etc AFTER January 1. That would be books ADDED to your pile. We want to REDUCE the piles we have on hand NOW!



~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ Note! Note! ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

I can't commit to keeping a webpage and doing monthly PMs and prizes, but what we CAN do is this. ...

1. Everyone whop participates will get a book mark at the end of the year.

* * * AND * * *

2. We'll put the name of everyone who met their goal in a bowl and pick two winners at the end of the year.

Sound like fun?
~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ (Our Theme!) ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ (ANOTHER Note!!) ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

CRRCOOKIE has started a page with our statistics listed. Here is the Link:


DoveiLibri's -?- TBRs (Goal=45)

Links to DoveiLibri's previous threads (since changeover)
May 2010 ~~
June 2010 ~~
July 2010 ~~
Aug 2010 ~~
Sept 2010 ~~
Oct 2010 ~~
Nov 2010 ~~
Dec 2010 ~~

♦18. Sotah by Naomi Ragen TBR since Jan 2006, Pages: 485

Zipporah, Wife of Moses by Marek Halter TBR since December 2008, pages: 278

NEXT:(TBR Short List!)
Book Ring --> The Pact by Jodi Picoult TBR since April 2009 (when I was added to the bookring,) Pages: 406

The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl TBR since Dec 2009, Pages: 400

Pictures, 1918 by Jeanette Ingold Reserved for Tillie i Libri. TBR since July 2009, Pages: 153

Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon TBR since waaaay before Nov 2008, Pages: 251
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See TBR since way before Dec 2007, Pages: 269

Queen of Dreams by Chitra Divakaruni TBR since Dec 2008, Pages: 307

The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley TBR since May 2006, Pages: 582

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom TBR since Dec 2009, Pages: 193
When those are done, I will be more than halfway to my goal!


#71 Rakkaus by Hanne Örstavik
#72 Lasinen lapsuus by Irja Askola and Anja Porio
#73 Haikarakalifi by Mihály Babits
#74 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
#75 Supersivari by Katri Manninen
#76 Kuolema tekee tiliä by Donna Leon
#77 Hänen olivat linnut by Marja-Liisa Vartio
#78 Maapuupäiv by Heli Laaksonen and Jan Rahman
#79 Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
#80 Kivaa kuin kissanraadolla by Jill Miller


#22 of 50: The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
#23 of 50: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
#24 of 50: Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner
#25 of 50: The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
#26 of 50: The Indigo King by James A. Owen
#27 of 50: Fool by Christopher Moore
#28 of 50: The Shadow Dragons by James A. Owen


35: The Art of War by Sun Tsu

36: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

37: Perfume by Patrick Suskind (BOOKRAY)

38: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (BOOKRAY)

39: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs


#12 - Holy Guacamole, Nancy Fairbanks (finished)
#13 - Garfield (finished)
#14 - Garfield (finished)
#15 - The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, Alexander McCall Smith (reading)
#16 - Snow, Orhan Pamuk (reading)

Edit: added #13/14 - read these comics in between other books, released them today at the annual Dutch BC meeting.






Offered as an US RABCK if anyone is interested.


# 82 Twelve Red Herrings by Jeffrey Archer 11/17/08 [366 pages]

#83. Stalemate by Iris Johansen 368 pages

#84 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 6/28/07
NON TBR: The Martyr's Song by Ted Dekker -- a reread
#85. When Heaven Weeps by Ted Dekker TBR 5/2006
#86. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe 4/15/09
#87. The Eight Pillars of Greek Wisdom by Stephen Berthan 6/19/07[226 pages]

2 None TBR: The Box Car Children #2 and Cruise Confidential by Brian David Bruns


138 at EOMay

139. Water Witch by Connie Willis, Cynthia Felice 216p. - TBR since 2007 - 01/06/10

140. The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan 655p. - TBR since 2003 - 03/06/10

141. Dragon Fantastic by Various 299p. - TBR since 2000 - 04/06/10

142. Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan 668p. - TBR since 2003 - 06/06/10

143. The Wind Singer by William Nicholson 372p. - TBR since 2004 - 08/06/10


#20 Black and Blue by Ian Rankin
#21 Ghost Fox by James Houston
#22 Dead Souls by Ian Rankin








#30: Behaving Like Adults



#32: The Overload Syndrome


#31 Niina Repo, Seita Parkkola: Jalostamo

#32 Seppo Jokinen: Kuka sellaista tekisi


*VERY VERY IMPORTANT* If you send me a PM ...

... * DO NOT * check the box to "receive a copy." If you do, the PM will ONLY go to you, and not to ME! It's a strange glitch since the site changed over. They're working on it!!


#13 - A Darkness More than Night by Michael Connelly


#14 - Blood Game by Iris Johansen


#15 - Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben


#58Sepulchre - kate mosse- Tbr sice May 2009
#59Deadly decisions - kathy reichs - registered in 2010, in house since who knows when
#60Viking's Child - tim Severin - Tbr since 2006
#61Midnight Champage - Ansey -Tbr since Oct 2009
#62About grace - Doerr- Tbr since June 2007.
#63 Jaquot & the Waterman - O'Brien - Tbr since 2009
#64 Mother's Boys Margaret Forster Tbr since july 2007.
#65 The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy - Tbr since 2007
#66 Sworn brother (Viking 2)- Tim Severin - Tbr since 2006
#67 The Interpretation of Murder - Rubenfeld - Tbr since August 2008
#68 Past Reason Hated - Peter Robinson - Tbr since 2008
#69 the Soldiers return - Melvyn Bragg Tbr since 2009
#70 the Shape of snakes - Minette Walters - Tbr since 2007
#71 The SHadow Catcher by Michelle Paver. Tbr since October 2009.


<#64 Mother's Boys by Margaret Forster Tbr since july 2007 - sorry, just read I should have edited my first post, off to do that now!


10. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
11. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle--TBR since Nov. 2003!


#24. The Second Husband by Louise Candlish
#25. Me and the Fat Man by Julie Myerson


#26. A Little Learning by Caro Fraser


#27. My Favourite Wife by Tony Parsons
#28. Reading In Bed by Sue Gee
#29. The Master Bedroom by Tessa Hadley


#30. Killing Helen by Sarah Challis



(18 June: Uh-oh, I'm afraid I'll be getting far behind once again. I just got talked into doing a Ph.D. after all, and this comes with a huge load of interesting literature and research...!!)


#8: Waiting by Ha Jin


#5 People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks (a bookray, read 3Jun)
#6 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle (finished 29Jun) - very funny ...and sad.

... I'd better get a wriggle on, to make my goal!


Hope I'm doing this right. There's a few from the end of May in here because I've been away.

# 41 - The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (finished May 25th)
# 42 - The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamotios by Yann Martel (finished 29th May)
# 43 - Don't Close Your Eyes by Carlene Thompson (finished 1st June)
# 44 - The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn (finished 5th June)
# 45 - Crime Beat by Michael Connelly (finished 7th June)
# 46 - The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancashire by Thomas Potts (finished 7th June)
# 47 - On the edge - Richard Hammond (finished 11th June)
# 48 - The Trick is to Keep Breathing - Janice Galloway (finished 15th June)
# 49 - They Used to Play on Grass - Terry Venables & Gordon Williams (finished 19th June)
# 50 - The Blithedale Romance - Nathanial Hawthorne (finished 21st June)
# 51 - The Black Book - Ian Rankin (finished 27th June)


Cleared from Mt TBR in May 2010:
#40 - - The Sun Road by Hannah MacDonald on 03/05/2010
#41 - - Night by Elie Wiesel on 10/05/2010
#42 - - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou on 12/05/2010
#43 - - Middle Kingdom by Andrea Barrett on 15/05/2010
#44 - - Havana Red by Leonardo Padura on 21/05/2010
#45 - - Time's Arrow by Martin Amis on 25/05/2010


17. Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest by Waheed Rabbani
18. Hilary and Jackie by Hilary du Pres and Piers du Pre
19. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
20. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
21. Very Good, Jeeves! second book in the omnibus Life with Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse


#12 True Murder by Yaba Badoe


31. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
32. Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
33. Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
34. Greenwich Killing Time by Kinky Friedman
35. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
36. Violets are Blue by James Patterson


#41 Kitty & the Midnight Hour
#42 Nickel & Dimed

* above were read in late May but did not make it on that thread because of site problems

#43 Bright Lights, Big Ass
#44 Twenties Girl
#45 What a Woman Needs
#46 Fireproof
#47 So Many Books, So Little Time
#48 The Confessions of Max Tivoli


15. Rivers of Darkness by Ronald Hardy

16. Morning, Noon and Night by Sidney Sheldon

17. Psmith, Journalist by P.G. Wodehouse (library book)

18. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Basheres

19. De Brug by Geert Mak

These books were read in April/May, but I forgot to note them on this thread, as I mostly read books that were not on my TBR pile on Jan 2010.

For June:

20. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

21. Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Myles


Links to Tubereader's previous threads

January: 5 books read (
February: 1 books read (
March: 4 books read (
April: 2 books read (
May 2010: 4 books read (
June 2010: 2 books read (so far) (

#17. The pillow book TBR since Jun 2008, Pages: 411
#18. Don't move TBR since Nov 2009

Still trying to decide!


*19 - A Girl's Guide to Dating a Geek - -
On Mt TBR since Feb 2009, finished May 19, 2010

*20 - Eclipse -
on Mt TBR since Feb 2009, finished May 27, 2010

*21 - How to Make an American Quilt -
on Mt TBR since Aug 2006 (!!!), finished May 31, 2010

*22 - The Journals of Eleanor Druse -
on Mt TBR since Nov 2005 (!!!!!!!), finished June 9, 2010

*23 - Secrets, Volume 1 -
on Mt TBR since Oct 2009, finished June 10, 2010

and now I am caught up. I still have several books in the works, and I am more than 1/2 way there with more than 1/2 of the year to go...!!!

*24 - Weddings from Hell - on Mt TBR since June 2008, finished June 13, 2010

*25 - Jumpstart your Metabolism - on Mt TBR since June 2009, finished June 15, 2010 (breath your way to health/weight loss...too cool)

*26 - The Haunted Lady - on Mt TBR since Aug 2006, finished June 18, 2010 (and another book from a bcer can be on its way :-)

*27 - All Together Dead - on Mt TBR since Nov 2008, finished June 22, 2010

*28 - Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - on Mt TBR since Sept 2005, finished June 26, 2010

*29 - I Thirst For You - on Mt TBR since March 2007, finished June 28, 2010

*30 - I Never Knew that About Colorado - on Mt TBR since Dec 2007, finished June 30, 2010

*31 - I Hunger For You - on Mt TBR since March 2008, finished June 30, 2010

*32 - Secrets, Vol 4 - on Mt TBR since Nov 2009, finished June 30,2010

June was a VERY good month for me!! :-)


54. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Hardcover) by Katherine Howe

55. Stay for Christmas by Judith Stacy, Victoria Bylin, Elizabeth Lane

56. Snow by Orhan Pamuk

57. The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lillian Jackson Braun

58. Unexpected Mommy by Sherryl Woods (TBR since 1/09)

59. Christmas Homecoming by Leonora Worth (TBR since 5/09)

60. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (I think I signed up in 2009). Book has been traveling for over 3 years! Can we keep it going?


I'll see if I can get this right now for June: only finished one so far:
22/45 Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell

It kind of looks like this is going to be it for June for book off Mt. TBR. What a dismal showing. But I've been reading.....and enjoying the Sookie Stackhouse series which were loaned to me by a work friend. Which is why my Mt. TBR numbers are so low. I've got 2.5 more of the books left, so I don't see any change in June, so I may as well close it out now:) I'll do better in July.


46 Unspeakable - Sandra Brown

47 The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari

48 Little Face - Sophie Hannah

49 The Death Pit - Tony Strong

50 Nothing To Fear - Matthew D'Ancona

51 The Playground Mafia - Sarah Tucker

52 Trouble in Spades - Heather Webber


#10 - The Hundred Secret Senses - Amy Tan
#11 - Six Men - Alistair Cooke


#25: *Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps #1)* by R.L. Stine Received as a RABCK in 2005; started and finished on June 18; 123 pages.

#26: *The Stalker* by Joan Lowery Nixon. Twixxy (DD) has owned this for ~ 10 years. (I recently asked her and she DOES expect me to keep her JLN collection intact on her bookshelf in her old bedroom, even though she'll be married and living in another state soon!) Started and finished on June 23; 180 pages.

#27: *Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems* by Gary Snyder. My son got this (a gift from me) sometime during his freshman year of college; he's now nearly a senior; how the time flies. I was having computer trouble and just got back into my documents; saw this was on the June list of books read but don't recall the exact day -- however, it was 67 pages and finished in just one day.


These include some May books as I didn't post during sit change over:

#15 Alexander McCall Smith - The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
#16 Jodi Picoult - My Sister's Keeper
#17 Katie Fforde - Practically Perfect
#18 Meera Syal - Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee


#19: 6, Rainier Drive - Debbie Macomber. Started June 19, finished June 21.
#20: 74, Seaside Avenue - Debbie Macomber. Started June 21, finished June 22.
#21: 8, Sandpiper Way - Debbie Macomber. Started June 22, finished June 23.
#22: 92, Pacific Boulevard - Debbie Macomber. Started June 23, finished June 25.


#11 The Killing of Monday Brown by Sandra West Prowell


#12 The Various Flavours of Coffee by Anthony Capella


#12 The Various Flavours of Coffee by Anthony Capella


#25. Reaching to Heaven, James van Praagh
#26 The Help, Kathryn Stockett (book club for June)
#27 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schafer (July book club)

I've been very bad in June, reading a lot of newer books! I have to get back on the wagon!!!


#65 Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman


#66 The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Borrowed from a cousin


# 67 Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
Borrowed from my cousin


#68 A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Borrowed from my cousin plus I own a copy!


#69 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


#70 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Own a copy


42. Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
Own book, so no link

43. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
Own book, so no link

44. Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
Borrowed from a friend in 2007!

45. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Signed up for bookring in December 2009

46. Emma by Jane Austen
Didn't register until this year, but have had book in house since 2007

Books read so far: 46
Books left to reach goal: 74


# 39 Sana sanaa vastaan by Seppo Jokinen (in Finnish)

# 40 Kuka sellaista tekisi by Seppo Jokinen (in Finnish)

# 41 Trampoliinilla virtahevon suuhun (in Finnish) by Matt Roper

# 42 Pamisoksen purkaus by Hannu Raittila (in Finnish)

# 43 Haapsalun saunamurhat by Juhan Paju (in Finnish)

# 44 Guldkalven by Irene Tursten (in Swedish)

# 45 The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

# 46 Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

# 47 Pieni ystävä by Donna Tartt (in Finnish) (not my book to register)


24. The Wandering Soul Murders by Gail Bowen (TBR since 2009)
25. Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud (TBR since 2009)



I will post the links here later... been busy with new job and new home for the whole month :) Plus some festivites ... I've had hardly time to read and I'm really behind journaling my books.

52 The Calling by Cate Tiernan
53 Spellbound by Cate Tiernan
54 Awakening by Cate Tiernan
55 Dark magick by Cate Tiernan
56 blood witch by Cate Tiernan
57 Auta minut alkuun by Anu Tiainen
58 Bagdadin kutsu by Yasmina Khadra
59Totuuden tuolla puolen by Anne Holt



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