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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Seventeenth edition (July-September, 2011)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

Nu-Knees
9 books
• 3 classics – 1 per month (Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne; The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins; Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne)
• 6 non-fiction books – 2 per month (Elizabeth Gaskell by Kate Flint; Judi Dench: With a Crack in her Voice by John Miller; The Tulip by Anna Pavord; Truth and Beauty: a Friendship by Ann Patchett; Several Strangers: Writing from Three Decades by Claire Tomalin; The Templars by Piers Paul Read)
Finished: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne; Elizabeth Gaskell by Kate Flint; Judi Dench: With a Crack in her Voice by John Miller; The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins; Truth and Beauty: a Friendship by Ann Patchett; The Tulip by Anna Pavord; Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne; Several Strangers: Writing from Three Decades by Claire Tomalin; The Templars by Piers Paul Read
Total: Classics: 3 of 3; Non-fiction: 6 of 6
(reported September 20th)

Elizabeth101

30 TBRs

Finished: A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters; Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton; One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters; Inquisition by Alfredo Colitto; Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan; The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld; The Lost Prophecies by The Medieval Murderers; A Most Dangerous Woman by L.M Jackson; The Master of the Fallen Chairs by Henry Porter; Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters; Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton; A Season for the Dead by David Hewson; Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton; Mossflower by Brian Jacques; Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton; Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters; Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by MC Beaton; Sanctus by Simon Toyne; Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton; Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton; Mattimeo by Brian Jacques; Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques; High Rhulain by Brian Jacques; The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis PetersThe Distant Hours by Kate Morton; Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by MC Beaton; Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell by MC Beaton; The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift; The Thirteenth Apostle by Michel Benoit
Total: 30 of 30
(reported August 26th)

lane1088

20 books
• 18 TBRs
• 2 bookclub books

Finished: The Closers by Michael Connelly; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling; Legends (Short Story Anthology) by Robert Silverberg; Genesis Force by John Vornholt; Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva; Earth by David Brin; Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves; Federation by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens; The Mark of the Assasin by Daniel Silva; Rogue Planet by Greg Bear; Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie; Steel Beach by John Varley; The Amber Room by Steve Berry; Bright Messengers by Gentry Lee; Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective by Agatha Christie; I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole; Moondust by Thomas Burnett Swann; Nemesis by Agatha Christie; The Case Against Tomorrow by Frederik Pohl; Moonrise by Ben Bova; Stormtrack by James Sutherland
Total: TBRs: 19 of 18; Bookclubs: 2 of 2
(reported September 13th)
minesayn

16+ books
• 4 books by Susan Wiggs (Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs; The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs; Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs; The Horsemaster's Daughter by Susan Wiggs)
• 6 books from the library (including 3 book group books) (Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card; Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews; Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews; Don't Blink by James Patterson; Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
• 6 books from other BCers (A Place of Execution by Val McDermid; The Cider House Rules by John Irving; Midwives by Chris Bohjalian; The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly; The Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak )
• any ring books received in the quarter

Finished: The Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo; Don't Blink by James Patterson; Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card; The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews; Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card; The Horseman's Daughter by Susan Wiggs; Midwives by Chris Bohjalian; Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs; The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs
Total: BCers': 4 of 6; Library: 6 of 6; Wiggs: 3 of 4
Current Books:The Cider House Rules by John Irving; A Place of Execution by Val McDermid (reported September 30th)

Ibis3

16 books

Finished: Child's Play by Reginald Hill; The Big Four by Agatha Christie; Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian; Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare; Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers; The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys; Under World by Reginald Hill; Henry VI part 3 by William Shakespeare; The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins; Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë; The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens; The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester
Total: 12 of 16
Current Books: Principles of a New Science by Giambattista Vico @p. 182 of 491; Canadian Poetry from the Beginnings Through the First World War by Gwendolyn Davies and Carole Gerson, eds. @p. 83 of 421; Crackpot by Adele Wiseman @p. 20 of 304 (reported September 28th)

Katethegreyt
18 books
• 6 BookCrossing TBRs
• 12 Others
Finished: Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson; Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson; The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby; Three Plays by Thornton Wilder; Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer; The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder; The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare by Lilian Jackson Braun; Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; The Perfect Scent by Chandler Burr; Twilight by Stephenie Meyer; New Moon by Stephenie Meyer; Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer; Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer; Whirligig by Paul Fleischman; Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling; From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text by Stuart Greene and April Lidinsky; The Finishing School by Muriel Spark; Beowulf by Anonymous, Burton Raffel (trans.)
Total: BC TBRs: 6 of 6; Others: 12 of 12
(reported September 29th)

bluenoser
26 books
• 6 books from other BCers (The Repentant Rake by Edward Marston; The Fox by Arlene Radasky; The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers; The Railway Viaduct by Edward Marston; Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks; Death at the Beggar's Opera by Deryn Lake)
• 20 TBRs
Finished: Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory; The Repentant Rake by Edward Marston; Constable on the Hill by Nicholas Rhea; Death at the Beggar's Opera by Deryn Lake; Just One Look by Harlan Coben; The Fox by Arlene Radasky; The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland; The Railway Viaduct by Edward Marston; The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers; Crowner Royal by Bernard Knight; The Cry of the Owl by Patricia Highsmith; Sister by Rosamund Lupton; The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd; The Frost Fair by Edward Marston; I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith; Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks; Blood From a Stone by Donna Leon; The Iron Horse by Edward Marston; Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd; River Thieves by Michael Crummey; Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich; The Painted Lady by Edward Marston; The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri; The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy; Windy City Blues by Sara Parestsky
Total: BCers': 6 of 6; TBRs: 19 of 26
Current Books: (reported September 30th)

Caroley
8 Big Read List books Finished: Papillon by Henri Charrière; Silas Marner by George Eliot; Master & Commander by Patrick O'Brien; Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome; Small Gods by Terry Pratchett; House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Total: 6 of 8
Current Books: (reported September 24th)

kirstykat
10 TBRs & Rings/rays Finished: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aitken; The Other Family by Joanna Trollope; Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks; Queen of Shadows by Edith Felber
Total: 4 of 10
Current Book: (reported September 26th)

NancyNova

10 books

Finished: Walking with Wolf by Kay Chornook and Wolf Guindon; The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman; Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer; Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes; A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber; Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert; A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve; The 19th Wife by David Ebersoff; The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini; Room by Emma Donoghue
Total: 10 of 10
(reported September 22nd)

klaradyn

30 books
• 5 Afrikaans books from personal collection, obtained before 2011
• 10 other books from personal collection, obtained before 2011
• 5 borrowed books
• 5 BC books registered before 2011
• 5 other BC books

Finished: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld; Schooled by Gordon Korman; An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina; Aantekeninge uit Tuynstraat by I.D. du Plessis; Wendy by Karen Wallace; Gordel van Smarag by Elsa Joubert; Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon; Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki; Dear Francesca by Mary Contini; So Much for That by Lionel Shriver; Letter from New York by Helene Hanff; Wrong about Japan by Peter Carey
Total: Other BC: 5 of 5; Afrikaans: 2 of 5; Other PC: 3 of 10; pre-2011 PC: 1 of 5
Current Book: (reported September 21st)

FeistyPom2Love

20 books

Finished: Keeping Karma by Tory Temple; Whisper Something Sweet by Deatri King-Bey; A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker; The Doorbells of Florence by Andrew Losowsky; Poison Ivory by Tamar Myers; The Blonde Geisha by Jina Bacarr; A Timely Alibi by Ilsa Mayr; Tiles and Tribulations by Tamar Myers; Wringer by Jerry Spinelli; The Spirit of the Big Yellow House: A History of Summerland's Founding Family by Rod Latham; White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer; The Glass Is Always Greener by Tamar Myers; Meet Kaya by Janet Beeler Shaw; Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg; The Christmas Clock by Kat Martin; Friend, Chocolate, Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith; The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Total: 17 of 20
Current Books: (reported September 24th)

geileis

8 books

Finished: Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian; Venetia by Georgette Heyer; Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan; Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian; Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita
Total: 5 of 8
Current Books: Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie; H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian @p. 1; According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge (reported August 5th)

mrsgaskell
6 books from a previously compiled list Finished: The Odd Women by George Gissing; Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; The Other Hand by Chris Cleave; The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson; A Lonely Death by Charles Todd; The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield; The Provincial Lady Goes Further by E.M. Delafield; The Provincial Lady in America by E. M. Delafield; The Provincial Lady in Wartime by E.M. Delafield
Total: 11 of 6
(reported September 22nd)

lamelemon
17 books
• 4 BCed 1001 books
• 4 Other BCed books
• 4 Romanian 1001 books
• 4 Other Romanian books
• 1 Other
Finished: The Pigeon by Patrick Suskind; Death in Venice by Thomas Mann; The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart; All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque; Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie; A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Sparks; The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
Total: 1001-RO: 3 of 4; 1001-BC: 2 of 4; Other-BC: 2 of 4; Others: 1 of 1
Current Books: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra @59% (reported September 26th)

Diane-Fraser

20 books
• 8 BookCrossing books (The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott; Five Photos of My Wife by Agnes Desarthe; Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber; The Catch by Mark Mason; The Blair Witch Files: The Witches' Daughter by Cade Merrill; Divine Comedies by Tom Holt; Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin; The Runaway Jury by John Grisham)
• 6 TBRs (The Lake House by James Patterson; Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley; Divorcing Jack by Colin Bateman; Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly; Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi; Landscape of Love by Sally Beauman)
• 5 books from World Book Night 2011 (The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; Life of Pi by Yann Martel; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters; Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman)
• 1 Other (The House at Riverton by Kate Morton)

Finished: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid; Five Photos of My Wife by Agnes Desarthe; Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley; The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott; Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber; The Catch by Mark Mason; The Runaway Jury by John Grisham; Divorcing Jack by Colin Bateman; Life of Pi by Yann Martel; Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; Divine Comedies by Tom Holt; Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin; The Blair Witch Files: The Witches' Daughter by Cade Merrill; Landscape of Love by Sally Beauman; Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly; Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi; The Lake House by James Patterson; The House at Riverton by Kate Morton; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Total: WBN: 5 of 5; BCers': 8 of 8; TBRs: 6 of 6
(reported September 29th)

gypsysmom

14 books:
• 10 books from previously started series
• 3 bookclub books
Desparate Remedies by Thomas Hardy

Finished: Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin; Sixty Days and Counting by Kim Stanley Robinson; The Endless Knot by Gail Bowen; The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson; Trunk Music by Michael Connelly; Your Friendly Neighbourhood Criminal by Michael Van Rooy; Winter Study by Nevada Barr; Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy; The Savage Garden by Mark Mills; Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill; Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey; A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin; The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway; The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
Total: Series: 10 of 10; Hardy: 1 of 1; Bookclub: 3 of 3
(reported September 26th)

NICNIC2
20 books
• 10 TBRs
• 10 1001 books
Finished: Gillespie and I by Jane Harris; Shadow of the Serpent by David Ashton; The Heather Blazing by Colm Toibin; Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe; David Copperfield by Charles Dickens; Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch; Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mosim Hamid; Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay; On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry; Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Total: TBRs: 8 of 10; 1001: 5 of 10
Current Books: Books Burn Badly by Manuel Rivas; Apollo's Angels by Jennifer Hommans; Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh (reported September 22nd)

neige49

12 books
• 5 TBRs
• 1 Sci-fi/Fantasy
• 1 Mystery
• 5 Others

Finished: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt; Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow; Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphreys; The Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble; The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve by Gregory Mone; The Arm of the Stone by Victoria Strauss; One Hundred and One Ways by Mako Yoshikawa; Children of the Lion by Peter Danielson; The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; Alias by Mary E. Ryan; Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin; Seashell Parade by A. Gordon Melvin
Total: Other: 5 of 5; TBRs: 5 of 5; Mysteries: 1 of 1; Sci-fi/Fantasy: 1of 1
(reported September 19th)

likestoreadinFL
9 books
• 6 books for the 6-6-6 Challenge
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
• 2 Others
Finished: The Help by Kathryn Stockett; Rebel by Bediako Asare; The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli; My Urohs by Emelihter Kihleng; The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw; A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan; The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
Total: Others: 2 of 2; The Prince: 1 of 1; 6-6-6: 5 of 6
Current Book:(reported August 25th)

MaryZee
13 books
• 3 final volumes of the Harry Potter series
• 10 books registered by BCers
Finished: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling; The Scent Trail: How One Woman's Quest for the Perfect Perfume Took Her Around the World by Celia Lyttleton; The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott; Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death by Jo Dereske; The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens; Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton; So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson; The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie BarrowsPublish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror by James Hynes; Reading New York by John Tytell
Total: Harry Potter: 3 of 3; BCers': 10 of 10
(reported September 12th)

ladilee24
10 TBRs
• 6 Mystery & Thriller
• 2 Non-fiction
• 2 Literature & Fiction
Finished: The Worlds Finest Mystery and Crime Stories by Ed Gorman, ed.; The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux; How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin; Midnight at the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates; The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey; Unholy Fire by Robert Mrazek
Total: Mystery/Thriller: 3 of 6; Non-Fiction: 1 of 2; Literature & Fiction: 3 of 3
Current Book: A Wreath for Rivera by Ngaio Marsh (reported September 29th)

lizzyblack
12 books Finished: A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle; Cuccette per signora by Anita Nair; Il ristorante dell'amore ritrovato by Ito Ogawa; La signorina Tecla Manzi by Andrea Vitali Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith; Stecchiti by Mary Roach; Il giardino segreto by Francis H. Burnett; The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith; Avventure agrodolci by Anthony Bourdain; Che tu sia per me il coltello by David Grossman; Facciamo il pane by Annalisa De Luca
Total: 11 of 12
Current Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot (reported September 29th)

abookisagift

30 TBRs

(reported July 6th)

Neuilly
9 books Finished: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris; The Help by Kathryn Stockett; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins; Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins; Stardust by Neil Gaiman; The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin; Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Total: 9 of 9
(reported August 25th)