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The rules are the same as they were for last three years [2013, 2014, 2015] challenge.

I have made it my goal to read as many books given to me by other BCers as possible and then move them on. I wasn't hoarding by any means (I have way too many thought), I gave out as many as I got surely. I would still like to thank the kind BCers who passed books along to me via trade, book-relays, wild releasing, and RABCKs and so I will continue the journeys of those books. In other words I want to "Keep Them Moving."

The rules-
1. The book must be released in 2016. (it could have been read at any time or you have had them for a while and decided you need to move the book along). This includes ANY ABC (already Book Crossed) book you have. The goal is to KTM.
2. You may NOT count books that come in a box to you and you are going to keep them in the box without reading or keeping them.
3. The release can be in any manner you see fit- wild release, relay, ring, ray, box, trade, RABCK, etc.
4. The book must NOT be originally registered by you, but another BCer. It doesn't matter how you got it (ring, ray, box, relay, wild release, trade, RABCK, etc) as long as you were not the first to register it. There is no prize for the most releases.
5. Please post links to each book after you read and release it. You can do that in this thread. Also, number the release so we know if it is the first, second, third, (you get the point) book for the challenge.
6. When the challenge is over I will randomly choose participates in the challenge to receive a prize. Don't join for the prizes. They are just small tokens, nothing major.
7. I will start a new thread for this challenge every 4 months. It will be a year long challenge, but should have 3 threads (January-April, May-August, and September-December).
8. No need to let me know you are joining, just chime right in. And you can join anytime throughout 2016.
9. Enjoy!!!
If you have any questions, let me know.


1. Fire and Ice by J. A. Jance from Josierivers to jmsmom
2. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick from eponine38 to a friend at work
3. Ambulance Girl by Jane Stern from JennyC1230 to NancyNova
4. Skye Burial by Xinran from bookstogive to NancyNova
5. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore from stephano to Rythumbiscuit
6. The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler to Audio Book Sweepstakes WINTER 2016
7. The Good German by Joseph Kanon KTM 6/7/13 from Erishkigal to grubsneerg
8. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick from eponine38 to rhythmbiscuit
9. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby KTM from Moody-Blue to Azuki
10. Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs from eponine38 to wild


I will have a few again...THANKS for hosting, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! ; )


1. Naisten aika (in Finnish) by Maija Kotilainen
2. Khao Lakin sydämet (in Finnish) by Marja-Leena Tiainen
3. Beneath These Stones by Ann Granger
4. Baby Blues - Imetyskirja. Nyt. by Rick Kirkman
5. Suur mereretk (in Estonian) by René Goscinny
6. Murder on Stage by Cora Harrison
7. Fillarilla Nizzaan (in Finnish) by Osmo Soininvaara
8. Kirjepostia (in Finnish) by Terttu Autere
9. Partners in Language: A Guide for Parents (English/Spanish)
10. Baby Blues - Näin ultraäänessä Elviksen by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott
11. Asterix - Reise in den Orient / Heyne MINI (in German)
12. Kiroileva siili 3 (in Finnsih) by Milla Paloniemi
13. Valkoinen sohva Rivieralla (in Finnish) by Merja Tynkkynen
14. The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates
15. Topolino n°1152 (in Italian) by Disney
16. Silver och jag (in Swedish) by Juan Ramon Jimenez


17. Siirtolapuutarhan varjoissa (in Finnish) by Sanna Saarinen
18. Jaakon matkassa (in Finnish) by Jaakko Selin
19. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by A. McCall Smith
20. Prairie Tale: A Memoir by Melissa Gilbert
21. The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs
22. The Chocolate Cat Caper by JoAnna Carl
23. Jasso ja kuumuikut (in Finnish) by Jii Roikonen
24. Sika ja oikukas sieni (in Finnish) by Julia Vuori
25. Sitä suolaisempi soppa - kömmähdyksiä keittiössä (in Finnish)
26. Kantaja (in Finnish) by Kari Hotakainen


27. Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
28. The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
29. Maf-koira ja hänen ystävänsä Marilyn Monroe (in Finnish) by Andrew O`Hagan
30. Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
31. Wenla Männistö (in Finnish) by Riina Katajavuori
32. He tulivat Bagdadiin (in Finnish) by Agatha Christie
33. Nerokas nolla (in Finnish) by Anja Kohonen
34. Sitten kun omenapuu kukkii (in Finnish) by Riitta Kähkölä


35. Requiem for a Mezzo by Carola Dunn
36. Peruja hakemassa (in Finnish) by Kaisa Kivitie
37. Älä jännitä, Jaska Jokunen (in Finnish) by Charles M. Schulz
38. Kyllä sinä pärjäät, Jaska Jokunen (in Finnish) by Charles M. Schulz
39. Sysipimeä (in Finnish) by Pekka Hiltunen
40. Vuosi idän silkkitiellä (in Finnish) by Inkeri Kilpinen
41. Satakieli lauloi yöllä (in Finnish) by Reijo Mäki
42. Mustasiipi (in Finnish) by Reijo Mäki
43. Ken lohikäärmeen surmaa (in Finnish) by Leif GW Persson
44. Kerkkonen ja verkkokanuuna (in Finnish) by Ritva Toivola


1. Varjopoika by Carl-Johan Vallgren
2. Jokin sinusta by Heidi Köngäs
3. Kevyt liha by Riikka Ala-Harja
4.Ylpeys ja ennakkoluulo by Jane Austen
5. Dragonslippers: This Is What An Abusive Relationship Looks Like by Rosalind B. Penfold
6. Valkoisen karhun yö by Alexander Knox
7. Orvokki Leukaluun urakirja by Miina Supinen
8. The Life of Hunger by Amelie Nothomb
9. 50 Crazy Things to Taste in Iceland by Snaefridur Ingadottir
10.All the Dead Lie Down by Mary Willis Walker
11. Ihana nähä! ja muita kirjoituksia by Anna-Leena Härkönen
12. Naisen paras ystävä by Tuula-Liina Varis
13. Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973 ; Vuosisadan nero by Ingo F. Walther
14. Varo minua by Pekka Hiltunen
15. Elämän korkea keskipäivä by Kyllikki Villa
16 Rimppa soi! Opas Forssan Kehräämöalueelle by Kristiina Huttunen
17. Norma by Sofi Oksanen
18. Sinä tai sun henkes by Markku Turunen
19. Viimeinen lapsitähti ja muita ylimääräisiä ihmisiä by Maarit Verronen
20. Normandialainen tapaus by Fred Vargas
21. Pitkä valotusaika by Pauliina Vanhatalo
22. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
23. Sielut by Markku Pääskynen
24. The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman
25. Enkelten kirja by Markku Pääskynen
26. Mieletön kalorikammo by Jacqueline Wilson
27. Kuolema ei ole lasten leikkiä by Alan Bradley



1.) Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing (Lord Meren Mysteries) from bookstogive in 2015 - on 1/1/2016
2.) Fancy Nancy: Just My Luck! (I Can Read Book 1) from Cordelia-anne in 2014 - on 1/2/2016
3.) Children of Magic from tribefan in 2015 - on 1/5/2015
4.) Chocolat from BaiLong in 2015 - on 1/5/2015
5.) Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies - from tribefan in 2015 on 1/21/2016
6.) The Girl Who Heard Dragons - from greyflank in 2015 on 3/15/2016
7.) The Grey King (The Dark is Rising Sequence) - from swartz-mann in 2016 on 3/15/2016
8.) Letters to a Lady - from bookstogive in 2015 on 4/1/2016
9.) Un Lun Dun - from Lemonitsa in 2013 on 3/29/2016
10.) The Dalai Lama's Cat - from booksnbeer in 2015 on 4/19/2016
11.) Empty Empire, The: VOL 01 - from K00kaburra in 2015 on 4/19/2016


Had a bit of a January clear-out, some read, some just rescued from languishing in the deepest recesses of Mt TBR:
#1 Mansfield Park
#2 The Miracle at Speedy Motors
#3 Dear Fatty
#4 A venetian reckoning
#5 Into the darkest corner
#6 Full tilt



1. The One and Only Colouring Book for Adults

This book, originally registered by marmee463, made the rounds at an Auckland Unconvention and is now on it's way to the Athens Convention in April via Austrailia, USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and New Zealand! : )

Sadly...I had no way to take or scan pictures to upload into the journal entries of the lovely pages that have been colored by any of the participants up to this point.

Adult Colouring Book (discoverylover)


Unfortunately my first release is one of my own but I will be back soon.


I have a few ready to release. I just need to find someone to release them to or finally decided to wild release them.


wingReallyBookishwing 3 yrs ago
KTM #1
1. "Quite a Year For Plums" by Bailey White
Registered by bookstogive and headed to iwillrejoice


2. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom

An Audio Book originally registered by bookczuk that has travel in Bookboxes hosted by both booklady331 and BigJohnLefty and has now become a Themed Wild Release for Multiple Challenges!


1. Prayer Requested ( ), wild release, photo.


wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
release 1
1. Anne of Green Gables from AsianWaterfall to wild


1. The Blue Day Book,
2. The Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart,
3. 101 Tips for Women Travelers,
4. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith,


2. Batman ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

3. Ten Things I Hate About You ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

4. Ice Castles ( ), themed, wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

5. Towards Zero ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

6. Skipping Christmas ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


1. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
put into W-ring


2. The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency 4) by Alexander McCall Smith

3. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters - Already bookcrossed VBB

4. He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo - wild release in Moscow


5. The Phryne Fisher Mysteries, Volume One: Cocaine Blues and Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood


6. Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl - Supernatural sweeps

7. A Load of Old Tripe by Gervase Phinn - Book & bookmark sweeps


8. Ohio Off the Beaten Path by George Zimmermann, Carol Zimmermann - wild release, while on vacation in Ireland
and a catch, too!


9. Tranches de vie de France et ailleurs by Elaine Kennedy-Dubourdieu - wild release in France

10. Atonement by Ian McEwan - wild release while on vacation in Ireland

11. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz - wild release while on vacation in Ireland


12. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - RABCK

13. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - RABCK


2. All The Light We Cannot See first from MDM139 to Aunt Barb (not on BC), then back and now rabck's to ReallyBookish
3. The Island of the Colorblind from gorydetails to rhythmbiscuit


1. Self's Deception by Bernard Schlink

2. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult


6. The Likeness ( ), wild release, photo.


1. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

2. Such a Strange Lady: An Introduction to Dorothy L. Sayers by Janet Hitchman

3. The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve:

4. Tracks of Angels by Kelly Dwyer

5. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro


6. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

7. In Cold Domain by Anne Fine

8. Waiting for Gertrude


(I found this BC book in the wild, where it had been for almost three years)
1. Right As Rain, by George Pelecanos

2. Peeps, by Scott Westerfeld


It is so much fun to find and rescue a book. I have found one in the wild and three at thrift stores.


11. Home Front by Kristin Hannah from aberpeter to JudySlump612
12. Hidden Children of the Holocaust by Suzanne Vromen from Bet80 to CrazyCreep
13. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup from lovesou to booksandmusic
14. Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost from erishkigal to dabercro
15. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart from indygo88 to dabercro
16. Double Tap by Steve Martini from k00kaburra to Iwillrejoice
17. Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain from Bkind2books to dvg
18. What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire from hagathorn to dvg
19. Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis from LynnGormen to babypooh
20. The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere from hyphen8 to babypooh
21. The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard from indygo88 to a friend at work
22. Going Home by Nora Roberts from love2cook to operation Paperback


1. Native Stranger
2. Grace Williams Says It Loud
3. The Queen and I
4. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
5. Shades of Earl Grey


3. Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan


Out of This World by J.D Robb, Laurell K Hamilton, Susan Krinard, Maggie Shayne


4. Love, Lies & Alibis from the 2011 convention to wild
5. Used-to-Be-Lovers from love2cook to wild


7. The Thoughtful Dresser ( ), wild release, themed, photo. [Quick catch on this one!]


7. The Thoughtful Dresser ( ), wild release, themed, photo. [Quick catch on this one!]

Looks like the themed release did the trick!


wingFiregirlwing 3 yrs ago
KTM #1 & 2


6. The Sister Swap from bookstogive to wild
7. The Surprise Baby from booklady331 to wild
8. The Secret Baby Scandal from booklady331 to wild
10. Italian Boss, Ruthless Revenge from the 2011 convention to wild


1. Raven Black (controlled)


5. The Happy Home for Broken Hearts by Rowan Coleman,


2. Killed at the Whim of a Hat (controlled)
3. Howards End is on the Landing (controlled)
4. Printmen (controlled)


wingFiregirlwing 3 yrs ago
KTM #3


8. The Secret Place ( ), wild release, photo.


11. North Carolina Legends from hostile17 into the N bookring
12. Glass Lake from thegoaliegirl into the "B" author bookring


Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline


3. QF32 by Richard De Crespigny.

4. Cold Blood, by Lynda La Plante.


9. The Big Oyster ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

10. Bran Doll ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


5. Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy, by Frances Mayes.


13. Who's the Boss? from bookstogive to wild
14. The Babe Magnet from aramena to wild


A Kiss Gone Bad by Jeff Abbott


11. Quozl ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

12. The Chair ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


23. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann from bookstogive to faramir10
24. Double Homicide by Johnathan & Faye Kellerman from tostle to wild
25. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman from tostle to wild
26. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern from tostle to wild
27. Ultimatum by Matthew Glass from indygo88 to wild
28. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova -- from indygo88 to MyssCyn
29. Live Wire by Harlan Coben from nmugirl to wild
30. False Premises by Leslie Caine from jennyC1230 to wild


6.George Burns In his Own Words
7.Someone Like You by Roald Dahl


13. Oranges ( ), for the principality of Orange, plus a number of Orange counties, rivers, etc.; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

14. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


15. Marry Sunshine from bookstogive to wild
16. Cherokee Thunder from bookstogive to wild


15. The Devil's Picnic ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

16. 1520 ( ), wild release, photo.


17. Snowflake Bentley ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. Was tickled with the JE on this one - the finder saw several folks reject the book and felt sorry for it!


6.Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte.

7. As You Do . . .: Adventures with Evel, Oliver, and the Vice-President of Botswana, by Richard Hammond.
(Caught and journalled)


18. The Secrets of Sand ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

19. Gin Tama ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

20. Horimiya ( ), wild release, photo.

21. Zombee ( ), wild release, photo.

22. NG Life ( ), wild release, photo.

23. All I Need To Know I Learned From My Cat ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]



17. A Texas State of Mind from bookstogive to wild
18. Big Sky Cowboy from bookstogive to wild
19. The Texas Ranger from bookstogive to wild
20. Montana Lawman from bookstogive to wild


24. Old Man River ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


wingFiregirlwing 2 yrs ago
KTM 4 & 5


5. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (controlled)
6. Yowl: Selected Poems About Cats (controlled)


wingReallyBookishwing 2 yrs ago
KTM #2
Seems like I have mainly been reading and releasing books that I've registered myself, but I finally got this one moving along after having it with me for far too long!

2. "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd
Registered by mumtotwo and wild released by me


Up in the Air by Walter Kirn


25. Amazing Gracie ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


26. Wolf Hall ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

27. Tower of London ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


21. Buffalo VAlley
from fathermurphy to wild
22. Man in the Mist from bookstogive to wild


28. Japanese Tales of Mystery ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

29. The Passage ( ), wild release, photo.

30. The Shelf: from LEQ to LES ( ), wild release, photo.

31. Bombardiers ( ), wild release, photo.


32. Ballad of a Shinigami ( ), wild release, photo.

33. Streak of Chalk ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


6. The Mighty Queens of Freeville,


31. Sleep No More by Greg Iles from Meekachu07 to wild
32. The Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva from Meekachu07 to wild
33. Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman from greenbadger to Iwillrejoice's "N" bookring
34. Another Shot by Joe Kita from tostle to wild
35. Angels of Wrath by Larry Bond from k00kaburra to wild
36. McNally's Bluff by Lawrence Sanders from Rebekkila to wild
37. The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan from tostle to Aberpeter
38. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha by Sarah Erdman from 6of8 to collectorkerri
39. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg from lovesou to waterfalling
40. The Sonderberg Case by Elie Wiesel from azuki to indygo88
41. The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny azuki to indygo88
42. Painted Ladies by Robert Parker from jlautner to tostle
43. To The Lighthouse from nmugirl to heartthumper


7. The Lost King of France (controlled)


34. Wild Thing ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


wingReallyBookishwing 2 yrs ago
KTM #3
3. "Cat Tales" by various contributors

Registered by Colombina and headed out to whiskeyjane, who is next up in the bookray.


wingReallyBookishwing 2 yrs ago
KTM #4
4. "Ella Minnow Pea" by Mark Dunn

Registered by waterfalling and on its way to dabercro to fulfill a wish!


wingReallyBookishwing 2 yrs ago
KTM #5
I'm currently on a little bit of a roll with books registered by other BookCrossers. Yay!

5. "Step on a Crack" by James Patterson

Registered by bookstogive and on its way to jmsmom, who had it on her wishlist.


wingReallyBookishwing 2 yrs ago
KTM #6
6. "Lost and Found" by Carolyn Parkhurst

Registered by wildflower37 and headed out to rhythmbiscuit as a pick from the General Literature VBB.


wingNancyNovawing 2 yrs ago
KTM #23
23. Tempting Julian from Lauraloo29 to wild


8. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus (controlled)


8. We're in the Mountains Not Over the Hill: Tales and Tips From Seasoned Women Backpackers, by Susan Alcorn.

9. Delusions of Grandma, by Carrie Fisher .

10. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks.

11. Searching for Charmian: The daughter Charmian Clift gave away discovers the mother she never knew, by Suzanne Chick.

12. Sunset Park, by Paul Auster.

13. The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: Evolution and Human Life, by Jared Diamond.

14. 2nd Chance, by James Patterson.

15. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. (Caught & journalled)

16. Space Dogs, by Justin Ball. (Caught & journalled)

(All with release photographs)


wingNancyNovawing 2 yrs ago
KTM #24
24. Dewey from HereIAmSendMe to ReallyBookish


9. A Skeleton in the Family (controlled)
10. Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found (controlled)


6. — Succulent Wild Women
7. — The Well and the Mine


7. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros,

This book was released last January 2016 into a bookring but was not chosen until April 2016. I didn't want to post the release of the book until it was chosen because it was supposed to be secret.


35. The Kitchen God's Wife ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

36. The Young Visiters ( ), wild release, photo.


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