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1. Polttavaa hiekkaa (in Finnish) by Tapio Hiisivaara (TBR 2012)
2. Iris and the Friends: A Year of Memories by John Bayley (TBR 2012)
3. Jeanin elämää 4: Onni hymyilee, minä en by Dupuy & Berberian (TBR 2012)
4. Yhä naisen kanssa (in Finnish) by Teppo Sillantaus, Mikael Gylling, Stéphane Rosse (TBR 2012) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11141152
5. Ihmemaa Oz: Smaragdikaupunki lähene (in Finnish) by Antti Marttinen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11608758 (TBR since the 1990s)
6. Nobody Nowhere: The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl by Donna Williams (TBR since 2011)
7. Rohkeutta huomiseen (in Finnish) by Susan Travers (TBR since 2011)
8. Hikivuoren hirmuloikka (in Finnish) by Tuula Kallioniemi
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11538823 (TBR 2012)
9. Después del funeral (in Spanish) by Agatha Christie
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11570984 (TBR 2012)
10. För att lämna röstmeddelande tryck stjärna (in Swedish) by B. Malmsten
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5932117 (TBR since 2009)
11. Neros bägare (in Swedish) by Jan Mårtenson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11389451 (TBR 2012)
12. Marjaana Madagaskarissa by Aino-Marja Räsänen (in Finnishs)
13. Leivätön pöytä on katettu (in Finnish) by Mauri Sariola (TBR 2012)
14. Ruostumaton Teräsrotta syntyy (in Finnish) by Harry Harrison
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3608770 (TBR since 2006)


Complete Thread
I'm thinking there might be a way to just add to the initial thread instead of making a new thread every month.

* * * ATTENTION! * * * Let's try this ... Please post your month's entries in this manner:

List *YOUR NAME* and *GOAL* as the title of your thread, and ADD A REPLY for each month. In that reply, 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!

~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

Quick Review (There will not be a quiz!)

Any book counts, as long as you INTENDED to read it before January. 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 who participates will be entered in a random drawing once a quarter!

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!
~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

* * * If, at any time, the thread becomes TOO large for your computer to load, PLEASE let me know and we'll start a new one * * * *


Let's see if I can do it!!!


√ TBR #1. The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4325801 completed Jan 18, 2013

√ NOT TBR - Angels, Angels, Everywhere http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7803501 completed Jan 19, 2013

√ TBR #2. Witches, Midwives and Nurses http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11626714 completed Jan 20, 2013

√ TBR #3. More Coffee With Nonna http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11337895/ Completed Jan.27, 2013.

√ TBR #4. The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5781901 Completed 1/29/2013


Time for the super surprise summer raffle!!

One of the grown-up librettos will choose a participant on August 24 at noon our time at random and that person will win a little packet of surprises!


Dove-i-Libri starts February 2013 with 4/36 TBRs completed!

√ TBR #5. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11630397 TBR forever, Completed: February 4, 2013.

√ TBR #6. An Appetite for Passion http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11668959 TBR forever, Completed: February 19, 2013.

√ TBR #7 A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blase http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2547034 completed Feb 26, 2013


Dove-i-Libri starts March 2013 with 7/36 TBRs completed!

√ TBR #8 - The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8288755 TBR since 2010, Completed: March 5, 2013

√ TBR #9 - Explosive Eighteen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11320675 TBR since August 2012, Completed: March 10, 2013

√ TBR #10 - Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8288895 TBR since before 2010, Completed: March 14, 2013

√ TBR #11 - Flipped http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7132681 TBR since November 2011, Completed: March 15, 2013

√ TBR #12 - Wicked Business http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11492644 TBR since Sept 2012, Completed: March 17, 2013

√ TBR #13 - Don't You Know There's a War Going On? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11753236 TBR since The Librettos were children, Completed: March 21, 2013

√ TBR #14 - The Yada Yada Prayer Group http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7760784 TBR since March 2012. Completed: March 22, 2013

√ TBR #15 - What Mrs McGillicuddy Saw http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8439312 TBR since March 2011, Completed: March 23, 2013

√ TBR #16 - Three Tragedies http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10500615 TBR since March 2012, Completed: March 24, 2013

√ TBR #17- Picnic at Hanging Rock http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10412292 TBR since April 2012, Completed: March 25, 2013


Dove-i-Libri starts APRIL 2013 with 17/36 TBRs completed!
March was a great month for reading around here!!

√ TBR #18 - Jane Eyre http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11341641 TBR since 2012, Completed: April 3, 2013

√ TBR #19 - Wide Sargasso Sea http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8574011 TBR since January 2011. Completed: April 4, 2013

√ TBR #20 - The Ghost and Mrs McClure http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11327507 TBR since 2012. Completed: April 6, 2013

√ TBR #21 - Chattter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11823816 TBR since ??? Reading this book ahead of others so that I can send it along in the "Books That Begin With the Letter C" book ring that is coming my way soon! Completed: 4/12/13

√ TBR #22 - Gods in Alabama http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6954910 TBR since November 2011. Completed: April 18, 2012

√ TBR #23 - Yo! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9905716 TBR since July, 2011. Completed: April 19, 2013

√ TBR #24 - Motherless Brooklyn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7391479 TBR since Aug 2009. Completed: 4/27/13


Dove-i-Libri starts May 2013 with 24/36 TBRs completed!

√ TBR #25 - The Divine Ryans http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7391533 TBR since Aug 2009, Completed: 5/9/13

√ TBR #26 - Courting Trouble http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10258994 TBR since November 2011, Completed: 5/24/13

√TBR #27 - Malinche http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/ TBR since July 2009, Completed: May 28 2013


Dove-i-Libri starts JUNE 2013 with 27/36 TBRs completed!

√NOT TBR: Don't You Believe It!

√NOT TBR: The Golden Years Ain't for Wimps!

√TBR #28 - The Dirty Girls Social Club http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8627075 TBR since February 2011, Completed: June 13, 2013

√TBR #29 - Death du Jour http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/ TBR since July 2012, Completed: June 14, 2013

√TBR #30 - River Angel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5992473 TBR since April 2008, Completed: June 25, 2013


Dove-i-Libri starts JULY 2013 with 30/36 TBRs completed!

√TBR 31 - The Reading Club http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5627200 TBR since Dec 2008. Completed: July 4, 2013

√TBR 32 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9968778/ TBR since 2011. Promised to Tchaikovsky. Completed: July 14, 2013.

√TBR 33 - The School of Essential Ingredients http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8592711 TBR since Jan 2011. Completed: July 16, 2013

√TBR 34 - The Witch of Portobello http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6749552 TBR since Nov 2008. Completed: July 20, 2013!

√TBR 35 - True to Form http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11012275 TBR since November 22, 2012. Completed: July 25, 2013.


Dove-i-libri starts August 2013 with 35/36 TBR completed.


√ TBR #36 - The Rule of Four http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4490059
TBR since July 2007, Completed August 2, 2013.

Wow! Did it early this year!!! I'm excited!!!


I did it! I did it!


well done!!!!




I didn't make it last year, will try again this year.

My main aim is to read all those books that arrived on my shelves in 2010.

1. 61 Hours by Lee Child (TBR since Nov 2010)

2. Rich Brother Rich Sister by Emi and Robert Kiyosaki (TBR since Nov 2012)

3. Crave by JR Ward (TBR since Dec 2011)

4. Master of Desire by Jessica Trapp (TBR since May 2010)

5. Circle of Five by Dolores Stewart Riccio (TBR since July 2010)

6. Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead (TBR since Jan 2012)

7. Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell (TBR since Dec 2012)

8. My Seduction by Connie Brockway (TBR since May 2010)

9. One Shot by Lee Child (TBR since Nov 2012)

10. Mortal Seductions by Allyson James (TBR since Jan 2012)

11. Just Say Yes by Betina Krahn (TBR since May 2010)

12. Split Second by Alex Kava (TBR since Aug 2010)

13. An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor (TBR since June 2010)

14. Playing Chopsticks by Sally Hammond (TBR since Dec 2011)

15. The Witness by Sandra Brown (TBR since June 2010)

16. Night of Love/Secret Agent Man by Diana Palmer (TBR since Dec 2010)

17. Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb (TBR since Feb 2012)

18. First Impression by Margot Dalton (TBR since Nov 2010)

19. No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (TBR since July 2010)

20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (TBR since Dec 2010)

21. Second Thoughts by Margot Dalton (TBR since Nov 2010)

22. Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown (TBR since July 2010)


23. Tempted by Elisabeth Naughton (TBR since Feb 2012)

24. Dark Light by Jayne Castle (TBR since Jan 2012)

25. Holidays Are Hell (TBR since Feb 2012)

26. Sheet Music by M.J. Rose (TBR since July 2010)

27. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (TBR since Feb 2012)

28. The Tall Pine Polka by Lorna Landvik (TBR since July 2010)

29. Lothaire by Kresley Cole (TBR since Feb 2012)

30. Death of a Dancer by Jill McGown (TBR since Feb 2011)

31. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (TBR since June 2011)

32. Dance of Seduction by Sabrina Jeffries (TBR since Dec 2010)

33. Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd (TBR since March 2012)

34. Tribute by Nora Roberts (TBR since July 2010)

35. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (TBR since March 2012)

36. The Recycled Citizen by Charlotte MacLeod (TBR since August 2010)

37. Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan (TBR since March 2012)

38. The Case of the Paranoid Patient by Anna Clarke (TBR since August 2010)

39. The Opera Dancer by Sandra Heath (TBR since Oct 2012)

40. Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (TBR since April 2012)

41. Rural Bliss by Lou Wakefield (TBR since August 2010)

42. Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (TBR since April 2012)

43. The Mark by Jason Pinter (TBR since August 2010)

44. Too Many Questions by Leslie Grant-Adamson (TBR since August 2010)


45. Beneath A Darkenning Moon by Keri Arthur (TBR since May 2012)

46. Death Prone by Clare Curzon (TBR since August 2010)

47. The Last Chance Cafe by Linda Lael Miller (TBR since May 2012)

48. A Trouble of Fools by Linda Barnes (TBR since Sept 2010)

49. Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart (TBR since May 2012)

50. Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta (TBR since Sept 2010)

51. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (TBR since July 2012)

52. Memory In Death by J.D. Robb (TBR since Oct 2010)

53. Still No Fixed Address by Jackie Hartnell (TBR since Sept 2010)

54. Seduce Me In Dreams by Jacqueline Frank (TBR since May 2012)

55. Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman (TBR since Sept 2010)

56. The Dead Room by Heather Graham (TBR since Nov 2011)





Probably won't get to keep reading at the same rate though.. I've had a bit of time off work in January.


I thought the same thing dove-i-libri. WOW!!!


wingamberCwing 6 yrs ago
A Question
"Any book counts, as long as you INTENDED to read it before January 2011."

I'm hoping you mean before January 2013


Duh! Of course! Will change it now! That's what happens when you depend on Copy and paste!


I've come close the past couple of years, but haven't quite made it. THIS might be the year (how's that for confidence?). :)


1. The Secret Life of Words by Henry Hitchings (TBR since 2010 or 2011)
2. The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz (TBR since 2002!)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11664926 Four to Score by Janet Evanovich (TBR since about 2008)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3590832 Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult (TBR since 2010)


5. Dress Your Family in Coduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (TBR since 2005)
6. La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith (TBR since 2010)
7. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje (TBR since 2007)
8. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White (TBR since forever)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7700968 Listen to Their Voices by Mickey Pearlman (TBR since 2010)


wingjumpinginwing 6 yrs ago
March 2013
10. She Got Up Off the Couch and Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8018282 Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich (TBR since 2010)
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7613749 Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway (TBR since 2012)
13. Home Is Where the Wine Is by Laurie Perry (TBR since 2009)
14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7613306 Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn (TBR since 2011)
15. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life by Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey (TBR since around 2005)


wingjumpinginwing 6 yrs ago
April 2013
16. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson (TBR since 2011)
17. Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood (TBR since 2008ish)
18. The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams (TBR since about 2006)
19. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7892009 North Star Conspiracy by Miriam Grace Monfredo (TBR since 2010)
20. My Side of the Mountain by Jean George (TBR since 2001)


wingjumpinginwing 6 yrs ago
May 2013
21. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6862768 Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs (TBR since 2010)
22. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1687801/ 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (TBR since 2010)
23. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6850820 Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott (TBR since 2010)
24. A Voice of Her Own by Marlene A. Schiwy (TBR since 2012)


wingjumpinginwing 6 yrs ago
June 2013
I read a bunch of recently acquired books this month, so I just have one older one:

25. These High, Green Hills by Jan Karon (TBR since 2007)


wingjumpinginwing 6 yrs ago
July 2013
26. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7937296 Peony in Love by Lisa See (TBR since 2010)
27. Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker (TBR since 2012)
28. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7916247 The Denniston Rose by Jenny Pattrick (TBR since 2011)
29. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9894679 A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce (TBR since 2011)
30. Meet Julie by Megan McDonald (TBR since 2008)


33. The Non-Toxic Avenger by Deanna Duke (TBR since 2012)
34. A Touch of Frost by R. D. Wingfield (TBR since 2011)
35. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7813696 Cuckoo in the Nest (TBR since 2012)
36. On Writing Well by William Zinsser (TBR since 2003!)


37. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12247454/ A Manual of Writer’s Tricks by David Carroll (TBR since 2005 or so)
38. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (TBR since sometime around 2008)
39. One-Minute Mindfulness by Donald Altman (TBR since 2012)


40. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5212433 Blitzcat by Robert Westall (TBR since 2010)
41. The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes (TBR since 2005ish)
42. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8027424 Paragon Walk by Anne Perry (TBR since 2010)
43. How to Ride a Dragon by Michelle Tocher (TBR since 2007)


44. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8383959 Angel Landing by Alice Hoffman (TBR since 2010)
45. Page after Page by Heather Sellers (TBR since 2011)
46. A Year of Writing Dangerously by Barbara Abercrombie (TBR since 2012)
47. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7793762 Brick Lane by Monica Ali (TBR since 2010)
48. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7714560 Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman (TBR since 2010)


I nearly made it in 2012; hopefully will succeed this year!


#1: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11359407/ Neem mijn ziel - Yrsa Sigurdardottir. On TBR since August 2012.
#2: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10134572/ Zwarte vrijdag (Black Friday) - Alex Kava. On TBR since July 2012.
#3: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7761529 Hart & Ziel (Heart and Soul) - Maeve Binchy. On TBR since August 2012.
#4: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5582107/ De achtste dag (The Genesis Code) - John Case. On TBR since July 2012.
#5: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11224122 De dood voor ogen (Looking Good Dead) - Peter James. On TBR since June 2012.


#6: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11240436/ Slotakkoord (The Closers) - Michael Connelly. On TBR since July 2012.
#7: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7917981/ 13 enveloppen & 1 rugzak (13 Little Blue Envelopes) - Maureen Johnson. On TBR since December 2012.
#8: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11550574/ Riviermoorden (Over Tumbled Graves) - Jess Walter. On TBR since November 2012.
#9: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11211162 Het huis (The House) - Danielle Steel. On TBR since July 2012.
#10: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11234099/ Mijn wil geschiede (2nd Chance) - James Patterson. On TBR since July 2012.
#11: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4432874/ Windmills of the Gods - Sidney Sheldon. On TBR since November 2006.



#12: In het vizier (Locked on) - Tom Clancy (non-bc book). On TBR since October 2012.
#13: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11356952/ Kofferdood (Trunk Music) - Michael Connelly. On TBR since August 2012.


#14: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7269308/ De verdenking (The Suspect) - Michael Robotham. On TBR since June 2009.
#15: Onschuldig (Innocent) - David Baldacci (non-BC book). On TBR since October 2012)


wingJoanazinhawing 6 yrs ago
June 2013
#16: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9673256/ De vrouw op de foto (Lime's billede) - Leif Davidsen. On TBR since March 2011
#17: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5122128/ Fatale vergissing (Mitigating circumstances) - Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. On TBR since March 2008
#18: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10270122 De perfecte moord (Perfect Murder) - Peter James. On TBR since November 2011.


wingJoanazinhawing 6 yrs ago
July 2013
#19: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8634122/ In gezelschap van engelen (In the Company of Angels) - N.M. Kelby. On TBR since March 2011.
#20: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11359447/ Blinde obsessie (Trick of the Dark) - Val McDermid. On TBR since August 2012.
#21: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7201312 De Lichtmoorden (The Kingdom of Light) - Giulio Leoni. On TBR since May 2009.


#22: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9867208 Trigger - Wulf Dorn.
On TBR since November 2011.
#23: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11240399/ Een olifant vergeet niet gauw (Elephants Can Remember) - Agatha Christie. On TBR since July 2012.
#24: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11359415 Kwaad om kwaad (Evil in return) - Elena Forbes. On TBR since August 2012.


#25: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10342002 Stilleven (Still Life) - Louise Penny. On TBR since December 2011.
#26: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7917982 De vermoedens van Mr. Whicher of De moord in Road Hill House (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House) - Kate Summerscale. On TBR since December 2012.


#27: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8299023/ Dit jaar zal het anders zijn (This year it will be different - Christmas stories) - Maeve Binchy. On TBR since September 2010.
#28: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5541381/ Zwart water (Black Water) - T. Jefferson Parker. On TBR since July 2012.


#29: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11158065/ Het vale paard (The Pale Horse) - Agatha Christie. On TBR since July 2012.

#30: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11604508/ Hondsdagen (Dog Days) - Jon Katz. On TBR since December 2012.

Yes! I've met my goal :-).

Thank you dove-i-libre for hosting this challenge! I hope you will do it again in 2014; it's always a challenge to read the books that are on TBR for some time. Will try again next year.


I didn't achieve it last year but want to stay the same as it will help me keep focussed :)


1. Indignation by Philip Roth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10203481/ read
2. Bookends by Jane Green http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9807804/ read
3. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11361837/ read
4. A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8604144/




1. finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11092593/ - The Quilter's Legacy, Jennifer Chiaverini, TBR since Sept. 12
2. finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2780888 - The Magic Finger, Roald Dahl, TBR since March 12
3. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2780884/ - The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl, TBR since March 12

Goal: 30
Read: 3


4. reading: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4365618/ - Dance with me, Luanne Rice, TBR since March 07
5. TBR - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4676729/ - The Shell Seekers, Rosamund Pilcher, TBR since Jan. 2007

Goal: 30
Read: 3


4. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4676729 - The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher, TBR since Jan. 2007
5. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4365618/ - Dance with me, Luanne Rice, TBR since March 07

Goal: 30
Read: 5


6. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9922561 - Meneer Ibrahim en de bloemen van de Koran, E.E. Schmitt, TBR since October 2011
7. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8443881/ - Dood van een maestro, Donna Leon, TBR since July 2012
8. TBR: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4716065/ - Het rode huis, Francesa Marciano, TBR since January 2011

Goal: 30
Read: 7


dutchbooky 6 yrs ago
May 2013
8. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4716065/ - Het rode huis, Francesa Marciano, TBR since January 2011
9. Reading: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9794300/ - Custard vir die siel, Susan Coetzer, TBR since May 2011
10. TBR: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7934009/ - Het wonder van Frieswijck, Thea Beckman, TBR since October 2010

Goal: 30
Read: 8


dutchbooky 6 yrs ago
June 2013
9. finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7838311 - The hour I first believed, Wally Lamb, TBR since October 2010
10. finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2871178 - Asking for trouble, Elizabeth Young, TBR since June 2007
11. Reading: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9794300/ - Custard vir die siel, Susan Coetzer, TBR since May 2011
12. Reading: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11237559/ - Een jongen uit plan Zuid, H. Heeresma, TBR since July 2012
13. TBR: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7934009/ - Het wonder van Frieswijck, Thea Beckman, TBR since October 2010

Goal: 30
Read: 10


11. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9794300/ - Custard vir die siel, Susan Coetzer, TBR since May 2011
12. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6010622/ - True Believer, Nicholas Sparks, TBR since March 2009
13. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5084018/ - She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb, TBR since June 2007
14. Reading: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11237559/ - Een jongen uit plan Zuid, H. Heeresma, TBR since July 2012
15. TBR: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7934009/ - Het wonder van Frieswijck, Thea Beckman, TBR since October 2010

Goal: 30
Read: 13


14. Finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10128443/ - Living on the seabed, Lindsay Nicholson, TBR since September 2011
15. Reading: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11237559/ - Een jongen uit plan Zuid, H. Heeresma, TBR since July 2012

Goal: 30
Read: 14


I did not reach my goal. Finished about 15 BC books and about 10 from my personal, unregistered collection. New chance this year!
Thanks Dove-i-Libri for hosting the challenge.


this seems a lot now, so, see where it goes!


#1. The Poisonwood Bible http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11275585/
#2. Het wezen van de Olifant, by Toon Tellegen.

Both books were great in a very different way.
#3. The cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11389555/

goal: 30


#4 For one more day, by Mitch Albom http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10093467/
#5 The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ, by Phillip Pullman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11682331/
#6 The book of tomorrow, by Cecilia Ahern
#7 The Sound of Butterflies, by Rachel King http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9703652

goal 30


goal: 30

#8 The Disappearance, by Genevieve Jurgensen. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9828662/
#9 Espresso Tales, by A. McCall Smith http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11350844/
#10 Candy Apple Dead, by Sammi Carter


#11 Love over Scotland, by A McCall Smith http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11350851/
#12 The marriage bureau for rich people, by Farahad Zama http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10038201/
#13 The ladies of Missalonghi, by Colleen McCullough http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10468066/


14. Golden bats and pink pigeons, by Gerald Durrell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11727227/
15. Cleopatra's sister, by Penelope Lively http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12013323/ only recently registered, but has been in the house for ages.
16. Where rainbows end, by Cecelia Ahern http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10248209/
17. Seven Yorkshire tales, by James Herriot http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11964433/ recently registered(june) but been waiting for a long time.

goal: 30


saskiasosmile 6 yrs ago
18. Winter in Ravensdale http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12094470/
19. Seasons of my life, by Hannah Hauxwell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12093940/


20. Never let me go, by Kazuo Ishiguro http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8664810/


- 21 - A long way down, by Nick Hornby (no link because not a bookcrossing book yet)
- 22 - The true Deceiver, by Tove Jansson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10229662?...


23 - The Blackwater Lightship, by Colm Toibin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11506813/
24 - Spring Flowers, Spring Frost, by Ismael Kadare http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10396615/
25 - The mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9937099/
26 - St George and the Dragon and the Quest for the Holy Grail, by EdwardHays http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11024412/

goal 30


I did 167 in 2012, so this is likely the right goal!


1. Krystal's Bodyguard by Molly Rice http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7406919/ (TBR 10/09)
2. The MILLIONAIRE Horseman by K. N. Casper http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7499124 (TBR 03/11)
3. Under ONE Roof by Shannon Waverly http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11610780/ (TBR 12/12)
4. Lone Wolf by Jodie Picoult http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517647/ (TBR 12/12)
5. Good Husband Material by Susan Mallery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7914828/ (TBR 9/10)
6. Love Song for a Raven & The FIVE Minute Bride by Elizabeth Lowell & Leanne Banks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10058535/ (TBR 8/11)
7. THREE Brides, No Groom by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1820741/ (TBR 10/12)
8. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8186818/
9. About a Boy by Nick Hornby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7267103/
10. PAYMENT Due by Penny Jordan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8187067/
11. FIRST-Time Valentine by Mary J. Forbes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255284/
12. Look Again by Lisa Scottoline http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7687322/
13. Between Friends by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7793470/

MTD=13 YTD = 13


14. A Soldier Comes Home by Cindi Myers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7775682/
15. Annie's Song byCatherine Anderson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8305281
16. Wyoming Territory by Jackie Merritt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11094209/
17 Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7627486/
18 Nantucket Nights by Elin Hildebrand http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533214/
19. Plain Jane and the Playboy by Marie Ferrarella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9779703/
20. From Baghdad, With Love by Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7389445/
21. A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11509142
22. In Sunshine or Shadow: Stories by Irish Women by Maeve Binchy, et al http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6083448/
23. Worth Fighting For by Molly O'Keefe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7040723/
24. Secretly Married by Allison Leigh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7869883/
25. All Summer Long by Susan Mallery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11509013/
26. Summer Days by Susan Mallery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11333028/
27. Bright Eyes by Catherine Anderson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11206568/

MTD: 14 YTD 27 (18%)


28. Always in My Heart by Catherine Anderson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8001453/ (TBR 5/10)
29. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6234970/ (TBR 06/08 AND was a rabck)
30. Baby Love by Catherine Anderson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10324645/ (12/11)
31. Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley by Art Davidson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11012104/ (04/12)
32. If you Believe by Kristin Hannah http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11220355/ (06/12)
33. Beloved Stranger by Peggy Webb http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6319425/ (09/10)
34. The Unruly Chaperone by Elizabeth Rolls http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7727634/ (12/11)
35. Lesson to Learn by Penny Jordan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7172624 (05/09)
36. BLACKBERRY Summer by RaeAnne Thayne http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10168231/ (12/11)
37. Eye of my Heart: 27 Writers reveal the Hidden pleasures and perils of being a Grandmother edited by Barbara Graham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11476708/ (10/12))


38. Home: A Memoir of my Early Years by Julie Andrews http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6909124/ (01/09)
39. The Westerby Inheritance by Marion Chesney http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8116013 (11/10)
40. Dancing at the Harvest MOON by K. C. McKinnon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047066/ (4/08)
41. Under the LAKE by Stuart Woods http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8282064/ (9/10)
42. A Cowboy's Honor by Lois Richer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10122407 (9/11)
43. Hugs for the Holidays by John William Smith http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11009921/ (3/12)
44. The Rancher Takes a Wife by Judith Bowen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6366813/ (9/10)
45. The Wedding Clause by Debbie Raleigh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6907024/ (1/09)
46. Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9710823/ (3/11)
47. Her MOUNTAIN Man by Cindi Myers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10326328 (11/12)
48. Under Siege by Catherine Mann http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618270/ (11/09)
49. The Cowboy's Baby by Linda Ford http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10388577/ (1/12)
50. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680372/ (12/09)


The New Surgeon at St Felix by Claire Lavenham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8465341 (TBR 3/11)
Touch the Sun by Beverly Bird http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9752922/ (TBR 4/11)
Montana Twins by Charlotte Maclay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11504580/ (TBR 11/12)
Tennessee Waltz by Ginger Hanson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6087766/ (TBR 4/08)
Happy Father's Day by Barbara Faith http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11496319/ (TBR 10/12)
The Rake's Inherited Courtesan by Ann Lethbridge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7440194 (TBR 11/09)
A Loving Man by London, Cait http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8273874/ (TBR 10/10)
Where the Heart Leads by Stephanie Laurens http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6307776/ (TBR 07/08)
Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7866571/ (TBR 03/10)
The Boss, the Baby and Me by Raye Morgan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618326/ (TBR 11/09)
Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7764423/ (TBR 10/10)
An Officer and a Hero by Elizabeth Ashtree http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8187045/ (TBR 09/10)


Whew - got 1/2 way halfway through the year!

An Unsuitable BRIDE by Jane Feather http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11509148/ (TBR 11/12)
Cheyenne WIFE by Judith Stacy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6085294/ (TBR 4/08)
A Taste of Innocence by Stephanie Laurens http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6082927 (TBR 04/08)
An Accidental WOMAN by Barbara Delinsky http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10277405/ (TBR 11/12)
Ready-Made FAMILY by Cheryl Wyatt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10120029/ (TBR 09/11)
The Ladies MAN by Susan Mallery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255241/ (TBR 03/11)
To Sir Phillip with LOVE by Julia Quinn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7398901/ (TBR 08/09)
MARRIED by a Thread by Kia Cochrane http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618242/ (TBR 11/09)
A FAMILY Christmas by Carrie Alexander http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7961011 (TBR 04/10)
Small-Town GIRL by C.J Carmichael http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8264436/ (TBR 09/10)
The Scent of a WOMAN by Peggy Nicholson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7185327 (TBR 05/09)
That Summer Place:Old Things/ Private Paradise/ Island Time by Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs, Jill Barnett http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6415574/ (TBR 08/08)
MOMMY Heiress by Linda Randall Wisdom http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/387-6366803 (TBR 10/12)

MTD: 13
YTD: 75 (50%)


More than 1/2 way through the year - I need to watch what I pick up to read!
The Bookman's Promise by John Dunning http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7764746/ (TBR Jan 2010)
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6199257/
(TBR 06/2008)
A Christmas Bride/ Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11595045/ (TBR Dec 2012)
Christmas Classics by Joan Hohl, Emilie Richards http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6931413/ (TBR June 2009)
The BRASS Ring by Susan Crose http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11311345/ (TBR August 2012)
Wyoming Brides: Denim and DIAMONDS/ The Wyoming Kid by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8503335/ (December 2010)
A Family Christmas by Carrie Alexander http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7961011/ (April 2010)
His Convenient Wife by Diana Hamilton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7172557/ (TBR March 2009)

MTD: 8
YTD 83
goal: 150


84. A Fine Arrangement by Helen R. Myers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618307/
85. Beach TRIP by Cathy Holton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10310945/
86. Birthright by Judith Arnold http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454240/
87. Plain Jane by Fern Michaels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6287092/
88. Rules by Cynthia Lord http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9823448/
89. The Rug Merchant by Meg Mullins http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7840929 
90. Word Craft by Alex Frankel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11814599/
91. Hospital by Julie Salamon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11356809/
92. Nick's Long-Awaited Honeymoon by Sandra Steffen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7930396/
93. Twin Oaks by Anne Logan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7594056
94. Pirates by Linda Lael Miller http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11206591/
95. Home For Christmas by Claire Bocardom Majorie Eatock, Marian Oaks, Garda Parker, Peggy Roberts, Clara Wimberly http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454589
96. American Sniper by Chris Kyle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11371065/
97. Winner Take All by Kate Denton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10259182/
98. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8242461/
99. Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9908753/
100. Who the Hell is Pansy O'Hara? by Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11034367/
101. A SUMMER Affair by Elin Hilderbrand http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8388943/


102. Birdbaths and Paper CRANES by Sharon Randall http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11521838/ (Dec 2012)
103. Beauty Contest Nurse by Dianna Douglas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7762712/ (May 2010)
104. Hush, Little Baby by Judith Arnold http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7425925/ (Sept 2009)
105. The Matchmaker's Daddy by Judy Duarte http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7425939/ (August 2009)
106. Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6600268/ (Oct 2008)
107. The RAVEN's Assignment by Kasey Michaels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618332/ (Oct 2009)
108. The Attack by Yasmina Khandra http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7642098/ (Nov 2009)
109. Waiting by Ha Jin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7382856/ (Aug 2009)
110. Bachelor No More by Victoria Pade http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9779701/
111. Confessions of a Small-Town Girl by Christine Flynn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7914852/ (Sept 2010)
112. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7702327/ (Feb 2010)
113. Seeing Fireworks by Elaine Coffman, Victoria Barrett, Ashland Price, Trana Mae Simmons http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2649297/ (Aug 2010)
114. Crazy Like a FOX by Anne Stuart http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7499100/ (Aug 2011)

MTD: 13
YTD: 114


An EngAGEment of Convenience by Molly Malay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618260 (TBR 11/09)
Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama. and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a YEAR in a Bookstore by Suzanne Strempek Shea http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7521855/ (TBR 09/09)
That cAMden Summer by LaVyrle Spencer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8359451/ (TBR 12/12)
nATural Born Trouble by Sherryl Woods http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6366775/ (TBR 11/09)
All Our TOMORROWs by Irene Hannon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10120054/ (TBR 10/11)
An engAGEment is Announced by Claudia Jameson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7602242/ (TBR 07/10)
Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8333985/ (TBR 10/10)
High Country Bride by Jillian Hart http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8452913 (TBR 11/10)
Twice in a LifeTIME by Rebecca Flanders http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5758971 (10/10)
Journey's END by Bobby Hutchinson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618303/ (TBR 11/09)
The Secret Father by Anna Adams http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3207026/ (TBR 04/11)
Before You Leap by Kermit the Frog http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7345326/ (TBR 03/10)
Spring Bride by Sandra Marton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/829-7618299 (TBR 11/10)
A fAMily Home by Celeste Hamilton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618288/ (TBR 11/09)
Merle's Door: Lessons from a FreeThinking Dog by Ted Kerasote http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7793655/ (TBR 2/10)

MTD: 6
YTD: 130
goal 150


Waiting for the Moon by Kristin Hannah http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7385659/ (TBR 07/2009)
Time is a River by Mary Alice Monroe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7626873/ (TBR 11/2009)
Baby, Come Home by Stephanie Bond http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11250309/ (07/2012)
Caleb's Bride by Norah Hess http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7040305 (03/2009)
A Murderous Yarn by Monica Ferris http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5965800 (TBR 06/2009)
Together by Christmas by Nicola Cornick, Catherine George, Louise Allen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8250430/ (TBR 10/2010)
Why do Clocks Run Clockwise and Other Imponderables by David Feldman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10101503/ (TBR 08/2011)

MTD: 7
YTD: 137
goal: 150


Didn't think I was going to make it this year :-)

Santa Paws by Victoria Alexander, Nina Coombs, Annie Kimberlin, Miriam Raftery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6483655/ (TBR Aug 08)
Avon Books Presents Under the Mistletoe by Shannon Drake, Judith E. French, Sara Orwig, Rebecca Paisley http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680286/ (TBR Dec 09)
Darling Jack by Mary McBride http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9732222/ (TBR Mar 11)
Where Angels Fear by Ginna Gray http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6227242/ (TBR Jun 08)
Santa Baby by Lisa Jackson, Elaine Coffman, Kylie Adams, Lisa Plumley http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6924428/ (TBR Jan 09)
Do Fish Drink Water? by Bill McLain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7015110/ (TBR Apr 11)
Rafferty's Choice by Dallas Schulze http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7187518/ (TBR May 09)
A Holiday to Remember by Jillian Hart http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454278/ (TBR Nov 10)
Getting Over Harry by Renee Roszel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8221106/ (TBR Aug 10)
Lily Gets Her Man by Charlene Sands http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8442700/ (TBR Nov 10)
It's Better to LAUGH by Kathy Levine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7978931/ (TBR May 10)
After Long SILENCE by Helen Fremont http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7474135/ (TBR Sep 09)
John Riley's Girl by Inglath Cooper http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7040406/ (TBR Mar 09)
Mountain Sanctuary by Lenora Worth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10122417/ (TBR Oct 11)

MTD 14 and YTD 151!


pam99 6 yrs ago
January 2013
I have approximately 106 books on Mt TBR (this is the number showing on my BC shelf but may not include a couple of books still to be registered). Target is 75 books, along with a resolution not to buy any more between Christmas and Easter!

1. The Householder, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11011684 (TBR April 2012)
2. Keeping up with Magda, Isla Dewar http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11011679 (TBR April 2012)
3. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10342085 (TBR February 2012)
4. The clothes they stood up in, Alan Bennett, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11149597 (TBR June 2012)
5. Reconnaissance, Kapka Kassabova, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11515240 (TBR November 2012)
6. Rashomon, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11044816 (TBR April 2012)
7. Vieira: My Autobiography, Patrick Vieira, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11433667 (TBR September 2012)
8. Love and War in the Apennines, Eric Newby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10505006 (TBR March 2012)
9. Moving through the streets, Joseph Veramu http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4984912 (TBR February 2012)
10. Dark Justice, Jack Higgins http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11527295/ (TBR November 2012)
11. The Real McCoy: Black Makers of History, Frank Forde http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10544669 (TBR March 2012)
12. Portrait in Sepia, Isabel Allende, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11433699 (TBR September 2012)
13. Ah, but your land is beautiful, Alan Paton, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533345 (TBR March 2012)
14. The Singing Line, Alice Thomson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533348 (TBR March 2012)
15. On the Road, Jack Kerouac http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11677942 (just registered but TBR approx July 2012)
16. Dumb Witness, Agatha Christie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6467102/ (TBR April 2012)

Pleased with my progress so far - not coming across too many unregistered books and I've only slipped off the wagon and bought new books a couple of times... I've put them aside until Easter - a compromise on my New Year resolution! I've also discovered that a couple of books marked TBR are no longer with me, they predated my house move in January 2012 and must have been released then.




17. The girl who stopped swimming, Joshilyn Jackson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11548398/ (TBR December 2012)
18. Beyond a Boundary, CLR James http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1155705 (TBR November 2005) Yes - 2005... the shame!!!
19. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10054270
(TBR July 2011)
20. Jarhead, Anthony Swofford, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11433701/
(TBR September 2012)
21. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Conan Doyle, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3947753 (TBR April 2006)
22. Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree, Santa Montefiore http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10411454 (TBR Jan 2012)
23. The Bad Girl, Mario Vargas Llosa http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11543822/ (TBR November 2012)
24. I have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10025518 (TBR July 2011)

Also released a couple of books from Mt TBR unread, as we were on holiday with far too many books with us and needed space in the luggage, so I've reduced the pile a fair bit in February!


25. Follow Me, Sheila O'Flanagan, TBR July 2012
26. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson, TBR October 2012


27. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10025987 (TBR July 2011)
28. The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11300156 (TBR July 2012)
29. Talk to the Hand, Lynne Truss, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6030837 (TBR February 2012)
30. Long Way Down, Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11566289 (TBR December 2012)
31. The Gowk Storm, Nancy Brysson Morrison, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10345647 (TBR January 2012)

I've not made much progress in March or April - a combination of moving house and a bit of a backlog of rings and rays. However I've cleared all of those now - and very good they were too - and the house move is complete. With all the costs of the new house I've got no money left to add to Mt TBR, so I'm concentrating on reducing it instead!


pam99 6 yrs ago
pam99 May 2013
32. Iolani, or Tahiti as it was, by Wilkie Collins http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10353359 (TBR December 2011)
33. Hand me down world, Lloyd Jones, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493895 (TBR October 2012)
34. The Coroner's Lunch, Colin Cotterill, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11570890 (TBR December 2012)
35. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10335857 (TBR December 2011)
36. Fruit of the Lemon, Andrea Levy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11906513 (registered May 2013 but TBR approx two years!)
37. Bitter Sweets, Roopa Farooki, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11037116 (TBR April 2012)


38. King of the World, David Remnick http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10439352 (TBR Feb 2012)
39. Clean Break, Val McDermid, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10544682 (TBR Feb 2012)
40. To the ends of the earth, Tom Devine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11419773 (TBR Sept 2012)
41. Lord of the Flies, William Golding, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8645389 (TBR Feb 2012)
42. The Bleeding Heart, Marilyn French, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10055129 (TBR August 2011)
43. Any Human Heart, William Boyd, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10335842 (TBR December 2011)


goal is 75 (from around 106 in January 2013)...

44. The Behaviour of Moths, by Poppy Adams - TBR April 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11044798/
45. The Burning Mirror, by Suhayl Saadi - TBR March 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10541958
46. The Trinity Six, by Charles Cumming - TBR Sept 2012, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11433708

getting there, slowly but surely!


47. Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11300168/, TBR July 2012
48. In the castle of my skin, George Lamming, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11300151/ TBR July 2012
49. monkey-man, Usha K R, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10368959, TBR Jan 2012
50. Pure, Andrew Miller, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11011691 TBR April 2012


51. Island of Wings, Karin Altenberg http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11182191 TBR July 2012
52. Plainsong, Kent Haruf, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493811 TBR October 2012
53. The Ghost Road, Pat Barker http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10411460
TBR January 2012


54. I know why the caged bird sings, Maya Angelou, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10544383 TBR March 2012


55. Heidi, Johanna Spyri, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533337/ (TBR March 2012)
56. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10366391 (TBR October 2012)
57. Whit, Iain Banks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11044797 (TBR April 2012)


58. The Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, Kevin MacNeil - only registered on BC in February 2013, but it sat in my old flat for at least 18 months before that so I've decided it counts! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11683355/

59. Tales from the Arabian Nights http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7998674/ (TBR Feb 2012)

60. The Rose of Sebastopol, Katharine McMahon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10411463/ (TBR Jan 2012) - thanks so much for this challenge as who knows when I'd have gotten around to this book otherwise, and it was one of my best of 2013!

61. He Kills Coppers, Jake Arnott, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11433681 (TBR Sept 2012)

62. And the land lay still, James Robertson - not BC registered yet but has been on Mt TBR since approx 2011...

63. About a Boy, Nick Hornby, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3622587 (TBR Nov 2012)


I'll stick with the same goal as last year, even though I didn't make it.




Maybe the third time will be the charm.


#1/50 Paris My Sweet by Amy Thomas
#2/50 The Three Weismanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
#3/50 My Life in France by Julia Child
#4/50 Fiction Ruined My Family by Jeanne Darst


1. If Only It Were True - Marc Levy. 283pp. (USA, romance, ghosts). TBR since 2010.
The film 'Just Like Heaven' with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo was based on this book. Complete fluff, and not particularly well-written (although that might just have been the translation).

2. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Extraordinary Journey to Promote Peace... One School at a Time - Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin</a>. 338pp. (Pakistan / Afghanistan / USA, foreign aid, biography). TBR since Oct. 2011.
An inspiring story, but the metaphors are pretty terrible (try looking for Daniel's review on Goodreads - it will be near the top - and read the comments there - hilarious). Try to forget all you've heard about the scandal while reading, then google it afterwards. The problems are entirely predictable if you read between the hero-worship of the actual author for the subject, Greg Mortenson.

3. An End to Running - Lynne Reid Banks. 284pp. (UK / Israel). TBR since July 2008.
A young Jewish writer in late 1950s London, bullied by his overbearing sister, falls in love with his young secretary and they move to a kibbutz where he hopes to find his Jewish identity. The first half of the book is told from the woman's viewpoint, but when they move to Israel, the man takes over. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but it's rather dated, especially the attitudes, which makes it a period piece.

4. The Divide - Nicholas Evans. 438pp. (USA, relationships). TBR since April 2008.
A page-turner about a young woman, found dead at the beginning of the book, then retracing her path to becoming a so-called eco-terrorist. Written by the author of 'The Horse Whisperer' and similarly absorbing, with good character development.

5. Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen - Fay Weldon. 155pp. (Literature, Writing, Reading, Jane Austen). TBR since October 2009.
I really enjoyed these essays written to an imaginary niece by author Fay Weldon, supposedly to encourage her to enjoy Jane Austen's books. She has much more to say about reading, writing and fiction, but it is her thoughts about Jane Austen herself which I enjoyed the most. I wish I had an aunt who could write such wonderful and witty letters to me!

6. De eenzaamheid van priemgetallen (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) - Paolo Giordano. 318pp. (Italy, bullying, friendship). TBR since 2010. Own copy.
Two unpopular and rather odd teenagers, drawn together by their mutual loneliness. An impressive debut novel written by, of all things, a man studying for a doctorate in particle physics. Don't read it for the maths!

7. Een vrouw in oorlog (Inside the Gestapo) - Helene Moszkiewiez. 254pp. (Belgium, Resistance, WWII). TBR since Sept. 2008.
A Jewish woman working for the Belgian Resistance becomes involved in all sorts of exploits, including working part-time as a secretary in the Gestapo HQ in Brussels. Supposedly an autobiograpy.

8. The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett. 412pp. (Discworld, fantasy). TBR since Sept. 2010.
Discworld's version of Australia, including the weather, the stereotypes, the food and the films. Nowhere near my favourite Discworld novel.

9. De nacht achterna (West With the Wind) - Beryl Markham. 342pp. (Travel, Autobiography, Kenya, Aviation, 1920s / 1930s). TBR since 2008.
Tales of an African childhood, of an extraordinary woman who broke taboos, trained racehorses, flew on safaris for famous people and was the first person to fly the Atlantic from England to the USA. The most scandalous parts of her life are not even mentioned in this book, but Ernest Hemingway recommended it; who am I to disagree?


I currently have a TBR of 50 books, and thinking of reading an average of 2 books a month from the TBR list, have set 30 books as my goal! Let's see where we go!


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