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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Tenth edition<br />
(October-December, 2009)
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Participant Goal(s) Progress
mrsgaskell 9 books (The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope; Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens; The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler; Moby Dick by Herman Melville; Inferno by Dante Alighieri; Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu; The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham; Amsterdam by Ian McEwan; The Riders by Tim Winton)
Finished: Moby Dick by Herman Melville; Amsterdam by Ian McEwan; Inferno by Dante Alighieri; Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens; The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham
Total: 5 of 9
Current Book: (reported November 25th)
FeistyPom2Love

12 books
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
• 6 books for the Olympic Reading Challenge (TBD)
• 5 others (TBD)

Finished: Infidelities: Stories of War & Lust by Josip Novakovich; Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson; A Crossworder's Delight by Nero Blanc; Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan; The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini; Healing from the Heart by Mehmet Oz; Dream Jungle by Jessica Hagedorn; Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
Total: Olympic: 3 of 6; Other: 5 of 5
Current Books: (reported December 30th)
Megi53

3 books (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter by Yasunari Kawabata; Kings in Grass Castles by Mary Durack; The Man From Snowy River by Banjo Paterson)

Finished: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter by Yasunari Kawabata; Kings in Grass Castles by Mary Durack; The Man From Snowy River by Banjo Paterson
Total: 3 of 3
(reported December 31st)
Chania 20 books
• 2 Scarpetta mysteries
• 2 Rei Shimura mysteries
• 2 Christmas-themed books
• 2 books by Annie Hawes
• 2 1001 books
• 10 TBRs
Finished: Käännekohta by Nicholas Sparks; Life Before Man by Margaret Atwood; Neljän tytön kirjakimppa by Rhian Tracey; Ruokakerho by Saskia Noort; Syttymispiste by Patricia Cornwell; Kypsä poimittavaksi by Annie Hawes; 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff; Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke; Red Azalea by Anchee Min; Joulun murhat by Charlotte MacLeod; Mistletoe and Holly by Janet Dailey; Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi; Mapp & Lucia by E.F. Benson; Rei Shimura ja zen-temppelin arvoitus; Rei Shimura ja tappama manga by Sujata Massey; Mustalla merkitty Patricia Cornwell; Anna minun rakastaa enemmän by Juha Itkonen
Total: TBRs: 10 of 10; Scarpetta: 2 of 2; Hawes: 1 of 2; Xmas: 2 of 2; Rei Shamura: 2 of 2
Current Book: (reported December 22nd)
janey-canuck • 10 books from TBR
Finished: The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory; Seduction by Catherine Gildner; Winning by Jack Welch; Winning: The Answers by Jack & Suzy Welch; What's Wrong with University by Jeff Rybak; The Hatbox Letters by Beth Powning; Discover Your Inner Economist by Tyler Cowen; Payback by Margaret Atwood; Waltzing with Bears by Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister; Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch
Total: 10 of 10
(reported December 31st)
MaryZee • 7 books registered by BCers
• 3 pre-2004 books
Finished: Ghost Whispers by Renee Roszel; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Boy's Life by Robert McCammon; Blood Games by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel; The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas; The Magic Circle by Katherine Neville; He Sees You When You're Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark; The Plague by Albert Camus; High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver
Total: pre-2004: 3 of 3; BCers: 7 of 7
(reported December 18th)
Neige49

9 books
• 3 TBRs
• 3 list books
• 3 others

Finished: The Chess Garden by Brooks Hansen; Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See; The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer; A Parish in the Pines by Lois D. Hagen; The Last Rainbow by Parke Godwin; Elementals by A.S. Byatt; Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; A Return to Christmas by Chris Heimerdinger; Acqua Alta by Donna Leon; Plants That Changed History by Joan Elma Rahn
Total: List: 3 of 3; Other: 4 of 3; TBRs: 3 of 3
(reported December 24th)

Gnoe 5 books (I Am a Cat by Natsume Soseki; The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; In Cold Blood by Truman Capote; The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson; The Old Capital by Yasunari) Finished: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; The Old Capital by Yasunari; I Am a Cat by Natsume Soseki; In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Total: 4 of 5
Current Book: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson @p.84 of 469 (reported December 20th)
Miss-Owl 6 1001 books (TBD) Finished: The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene; Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami; The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler; The Life and Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee; The Nun by Denis Diderot; The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Total: 6 of 6
(reported December 23rd)
Neuilly 5 books Finished: A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell; Howard's End by E.M. Forster; The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga; The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey; Half a Life by V.S.Naipaul; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Total: 6 of 5
(reported December 24th)
lane1088

28 books
• 25 TBRs
• 3 bookclub books

Finished: Out of Canaan by Jan Karon; A New Song by Jan Karon; In This Mountain by Jan Karon; The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry; The Likeness by Tana French; Quicksilver by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Doublas Adams; Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card; Split Infinity by Piers Anthony; Blue Adept by Piers Anthony; Juxtaposition by Piers Anthony; Out of Phaze by Piers Anthony; Robot Adept by Piers Anthony; Unicorn Point by Piers Anthony; Phaze Doubt by Piers Anthony; The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time by Mark Haddon; The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory; The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Flesh and Blood by Jonathan Kellerman;. The Murder Book by Jonathan Kellerman; Magician Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist; Magician: Master by Raymond E. Feist; Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist; Prince of the Blood by Raymond E. Feist; The King's Buccaneer by Raymond E. Feist; Trapped by James Alan Gardner; Still Waters by Tami Hoag; Xenocide by by Orson Scott Card; Expendable by James Alan Gardner; Eternity's End by Jeffrey Carver; Sandstorm by James Rollins; Time Scout by Robert Asprin; Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin; Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters; Black Order by James Rollins; StormQueen! by Marion Zimmer Bradley; Hawkmistress! by Marion Zimmer Bradley; Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card; Asimov's Science Fiction (June 1992); Hitchcock (December 1991; February 1992)
Total: TBRs: 37 of 25; Bookclubs: 3 of 3
(reported December 28th)
Geileis

6 books (either Award-winning/listed books or TBRs (TBD))

Finished: Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge; The Night Watch by Sarah Waters; Mort by Terry Pratchett; My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin
Total: 4 of 6
Current Books: The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins @p. 101 (reported December 27th)

blackwidow1971 17 books
• 6 1001 books
• 2 Booker Prize nominees
• 8 TBRs (TBD)
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
Finished: Long Way Home by Peter Moore; The Gathering by Anne Enright; The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann; The Power and The Glory by Graham Greene; Hunt for the Southern Continent by Captain Cook; Tintin in the New World by Frederic Tuten; Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford; Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren; The State Counsellor by Boris Akunin; On The Road by Jack Kerouac; The Alleys of Marrakech by Peter Mayne; On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan; A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; The Passion by Jeanette Winterson; Seducers in Ecuador / The Heir by Vita Sackville-West; Small Ceremonies by Carol Shields and The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
Total: TBRs: 8 of 8; Booker: 2 of 2; The Magic Mountain; 1001: 6 of 6
(reported December 21st)
CynthiaA 5 TBRs (The Agony and the Ecstacy by Irving Stone; The Secret History by Donna Tartt; Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherford; The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M.G. Vassangi; The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell; The Christmas Train by David Baldacci) Finished: The Secret History by Donna Tartt; The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherford; The Christmas Train by David Baldacci; The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M.G. Vassangi
Total: 4 of 5
Current Book: The Agony and the Ecstacy by Irving Stone @p. 275 of 760 (reported December 30th)
tqd 25 books Finished: The Little Stranger Sarah Waters; Everything I Knew by Peter Goldsworthy; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl; Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen; The Island of Dr Moreau by H. G. Wells; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; Strangers by Taichi Yamada; Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett; A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Un Lun Dun by China Mieville; Every Last Drop by Charlie Huston; George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl; The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters; Landscape of Farewell by Alex Miller; Ice by Louis Nowra; The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler; Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim; The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton; The Reformed Vampire Support Group" by Catherine Jinks; Things We Didn't See Coming by Steve Amsterdam; The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd; Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel; Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna Andrews
Total: 24 of 25
Current Books: The Broken Shore by Peter Temple (reported December 30th)
nancynova

25 books:
• 1 1001 book
• 2 non-fiction
• 2 biographies
• 20 others

Finished: Betting on Santa by Debra Salonen; Died in Wool by Mary Kruger; Knit Fast, Die Young by Mary Kruger; The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak; Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman; Finding Grace: A True Story About Losing Your Way In Life...And Finding It Again by Donna VanLiere; Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum; The Modern Magi by Carol Pearson; It Happened at Christmas; Mistletoe Bay by Marcia Evanich; The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty; The Hand Me Down Family by Winnie Griggs; A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Ulrich; Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler; A Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller; Going Rogue by Sarah Palin; Sleigh Bells by Judith McCoy Miller; A Christmas Wish by Betty Neels; Escape by Carolyn Jessop; Secrets by Freya North; The Pact by Jodi Picoult; How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill; Bluebonnet Belle by Lori Copeland
Total: Others: 20 of 20; Non-fiction: 2 of 2; Biographies: 2 of 2
Current Books: Love Walked In (reported December 30th)
wibba 5 Books (Can You Tell What It Is Yet? by Rolf Harris; Blow Your House Down by Pat Barker; A Bunch of Sweet Peas by Henry Donald; Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling; One Thing Led to Another by Katy Regan

)
Finished: Blow your House Down by Pat Barker; A Bunch of Sweat Peas by Henry Donald; One Thing Led to Another by Kathy Regan
Total: 3 of 5
Current Book: (reported October 28th)
dutch-book

8 books:
• 3 2007/8 TBRs
• 2 1001 books
• 3 books registered by other BCers

Finished: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro; Out by Natsuo Kirino; About a Boy by Nick Hornby; The Tami Hoag Omnibus (The Early Novels) by Tami Hoag; In Cold Blood by Truman Capote; Ik heb geen thuis by Dave Pelzer
Total: 1001: 2 of 2; 2007/8: 1 of 3; BCers: 3 of 3
Current Books: (reported December 29th)
Ladybug768 12 books that aren't for school
Finished: Rules of the Game by Nora Roberts; The Heart's Victory by Nora Roberts; Loving Jack by Nora Roberts; Best Laid Plans by Nora Roberts; The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber; Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen; Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner; Black Sheep and Hidden Beauty by Donna Kauffman; Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich; Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews; We'll Always Have Parrots by Donna Andrews; Black Hills by Nora Roberts
Total: 12 of 12
(reported December 30th)
Nu-Knees 3 classics – 1 per month (Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell; Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope; Liza of Lambeth by W. Someret Maugham)
• 3 non-fiction books – 1 per month (Eleanor of Aquitaine by Marion Meade; The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende; Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas and Micah Sparks)
Finished: Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell; Eleanor of Aquitaine by Marion Meade; The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende; Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope; Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham; Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas and Micah Sparks
Total: Classics: 3 of 3; Non-fiction: 3 of 3
(reported December 10th)
bluenoser 21 books
London: the Biography by Peter Ackroyd
• 20 TBRs
Finished: A Piano in the Pyrenees by Tony Hawks; The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle; The Tournament of Blood by Michael Jecks; The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks; Part of the Furniture by Mary Wesley; The Templar's Penance by Michael Jecks; R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton; The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter; A Cat of a Different Color by Lydia Adamson; Devil Water by Anya Seton; Dispensation of Death by Michael Jecks;
West of Sunset by Dirk Bogarde; London by Peter Ackroyd; The Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower; Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym; A Dog Year by Jon Katz; A Deadly Brew by Susanna Gregory; Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin; Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard; The African Quest by Lyn Hamilton; A Tournament of Murders by Paul Doherty; Poirot Short Stories by Agatha Christie
Total: TBRs: 21 of 20; London: the Biography by Peter Ackroyd
(reported December 22nd)
Heaven150 5 Books:
• 1 true crime book (Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule)
• 2 new authors (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; In The Cut by Susanna Moore)
• 3 others (The Last Juror by John Grisham; Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs; Believe It, Be It by Ally Vincent)
Finished: The Last Juror by John Grisham; Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs; Believe It, Be It by Ali Vincent; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule; In the Cut by Susanna Moore
Total: Others: 3 of 3; True Crime: 1 of 1; New Authors: 2 of 2
(reported December 18th)
nicolesinger 10 TBRs (TBD) Finished: Den of Lions by Terry Anderson; Dear Dad by Louie Anderson; Choices: A Memoir by Judy Hill Nelson; Beautiful Girl by Alice Adams; Word Play by Peter Farb; Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm; No Shirt. No Shoes....NO PROBLEM! by Jeff Foxworthy; Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup; Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School Tell Their Own Stories by Grace Llewellen; Africa by Immanuel Wallerstein
Total: 10 of 10
(reported December 27th)
Ibis3

• 3 CanLit Challenge books (They Shall Inherit the Earth by Morley Callaghan; Antoinette de Mirecourt by Rosanna Leprohon; The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence)
• 4 classics (On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin; Paradise Lost by John Milton; TBD; TBD)
• 2 others (TBD)

Finished: On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin; The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Total: Classics: 1 of 4; Others: 1 of 2
Current Books: Paradise Lost by John Milton @Book IV, p.89 of 303; They Shall Inherit the Earth by Morley Callaghan @85 of 254; Antoinette de Mirecourt by Rosanna Leprohon @p. 45 of 200 (reported December 30th)
sshahid 10 books (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding; Joseph Heller; Life of Pi by Yann Martel; The Stand by Stephen King; The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas; War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells; Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis; The Reader by Bernhard Schlink; All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque) Finished: War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells; Life of Pi by Yann Martel; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis; Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding; Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis; The Stand by Stephen King; The Reader by Bernhard Schlink; The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Total: 10 of 10
(reported December 30th)