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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Twenty-first edition (July-September, 2012)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

Nu-Knees
6 books
• 3 modern classics – 1 per month (The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies; What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies; The Lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Davies)
• 3 non-fiction books – 1 per month (Trollope by Victoria Glendinning; Dickens by Peter Ackroyd; The Lisle Letters by Muriel St Clare Byrne, ed. )
Finished: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies; Trollope by Victoria Glendinning; What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies; Dickens by Peter Ackroyd; The Lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Davies; The Lisle Letters by Muriel St Clare Byrne, ed.
Total: Classics: 3 of 3; Non-fiction: 3 of 3
(reported September 17th)
minesayn

21 books
• 1 SIY 20 book (The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck)
• 3 Library Book Group books (Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay; The Confession of Nat Turner by William Styron; The Paris Wife by Paula McClain)
• 2 books from other BCers (The Corruption of Zachary R by Douglas Richardson; Loving Frank by Nancy Horan)
• 1 Bookring book (A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor)
• 14 Others

Finished: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay; The Maiden's Hand by Susan Wiggs; Along Came a Spider by James Patterson; Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews; Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery; Cordina's Crown Jewel by Nora Roberts; Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins; The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; Exclusive by Fern Michaels; 2nd Chance by James Patterson; HHhH by Laurent Binet; The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron; The Last Romanov by Doa Levy Mossanen; The Family Corleone by Ed Falco; At the Queen's Summons by Susan Wiggs; A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor; The Paris Wife by Paula McClain; The Most Beautiful Thing by Fiona Robyn; Passing On by Tom LeClair; The Corruption of Zachary R by Douglas Richardson; Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Total: Library: 3 of 3; Others: 14 of 14; SIY20: 1 of 1
(reported September 28th)

gypsysmom

20 books:
• 8 books from BCers
• 7 Borrowed books
• 3 Library books
• 1 Bookclub book
• 1 Thomas Hardy book

Finished: Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers; Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo; The Blythes Are Quoted by L. M. Montgomery; Cancer Made me a Shallower Person by Miriam Engelberg; Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson; The Search for Almighty Voice by Tiffany Shrimpton; The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley; The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell; The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy; True Sisters by Sandra Dallas; Between Planets by Robert Heinlein; Is He Popenjoy by Anthony Trollope; The Sting of Justice by Cora Harrison; The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry; The Cranford Chronicles by Elizabeth Gaskell; The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd; Garden in the Wind/Enchanted Summer by Gabrielle Roy; Elizabeth Gaskell: A Connected Life by The John Rylands Library ; At Home by Bill Bryson; Dragonfire by Jody Lynn Nye
Total: BCers': 9 of 8; Library: 3 of 3; Borrowed: 7 of 7; Hardy: 1 of 1; Bookclub: 1 of 1
(reported September 30th)

Fifna

10 books

Finished: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult; The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway; Kleine landjes. Berichten uit de Kaukasus by Jelle Brandt Corstius; No Telling by Adam Thorpe; How to be an Alien by George Mikes
Total: 5 of 10
Current Book: De thuiskomst by Anna Enquist (reported September 9th)

Katethegreyt
22 books
• 3 books by Timothy Findley (The Butterfly Plague; The Wars; Not Wanted on the Voyage)
• 19 Others
Finished: Witches on the Road Tonight by Sheri Holman; Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver; Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick; The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt; 11/22/63 by Stephen King; William's Midsummer Dreams by Zilpha Keatley Snyder; The Green Man by Michael Bedard; Keeper by Kathi Appelt; Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt; What Next? by Ann Patchett; Olivier at Work compiled by the Royal National Theatre with Richard Olivier and Joan Plowright; Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott; Hard Times by Charles Dickens; How to Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish; The Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton; Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier; Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Total: Others: 18 of 19
Current Book: (reported September 30th)

Ibis3

12 books
• 3 CanLit Challenge books (Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso; Flames Across the Border, 1813-1814 by Pierre Berton; Emily Climbs by L. M. Montgomery)
• 2 books from former SIYs (Principles of a New Science by Giambattista Vico; A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare)
• 1 TBR from another BookCrosser
• 6 Others

Finished: Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie; The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears; Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso; Emily Climbs by L. M. Montgomery; Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer; Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill; Flames Across the Border, 1813-1814 by Pierre Berton; Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages by Ammon Shea; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Total: Other: 6 of 6; CanLit: 3 of 3
Current Books: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare @Act II, sc. i (reported September 8th)


bluenoser
25 books
• 3 books from other BCers (Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler; The Alchemist's Daughter by Katherine McMahon; The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler)
• 22 TBRs
Finished: Walking Ollie by Stephen Foster; The Vikings by Else Roesdahl; Unicorn's Blood by Patricia Finney; Downhill Chance by Donna Morrisey; The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler; Wild Horses by Dick Francis; Drop Shot by Harlan Coben; A Chemical Prison by Barbara Nadel; Cool Water by Dianne Warren; Tea and Tranquilisers by Diane Harpwood; The Medici Secret by Michael White; The Alchemist's Daughter by Katherine McMahon; Restless by William Boyd; Tell No One by Harlan Coben; The Trip to Jerusalem by Edward Marston; Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler; The Secret of Annexe3 by Colin Dexter; One Day by David Nicholls; Promise Me by Harlan Coben; Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy; Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach; The Waxman Murders by Paul Doherty; The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris; Dance with Death by Barbara Nadel
Total: TBRs: 22 of 22; BCers': 3 of 3
(reported September 30th)

maggiebramley

21 books
9 Reading Group books (3 per month)
• 6 Kindle books (2 per month)
• 6 TBRs (2 per month)

Finished: Daughters In Law by Joanna Trollope; The Seamstress by Maria Duenas; Breakfast at the Hotel Deja Vu by Paul Torday; Pause Between Acts by Mavis Cheek; Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre; Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark; Family Album by Penelope Lively; Maigret in Court by Georges Simenon; The Ivy Stone by A.J. Morgan; Disobedience by Naomi Alderman; Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom; Four Stories by Alan Bennett; The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall; Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende; Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler; The Porcupine by Julian Barnes
Total: Kindle: 3 of 6; Reading Group: 8 of 9; TBRs: 6 of 6
Current Books: (reported September 22nd)

NancyNova

15 books

Finished: Expecting Adam by Martha Beck; Flunking Sainthood by Jana Reiss; A Season of Angels by Debbie Macomber; Someday Soon by Debbie Macomber; Sooner or Later by Debbie Macomber; Moon over Water by Debbie Macomber; The Bad Luck Wedding Dress by Geralyn Dawson; Cherish by Catherine Anderson; Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Ewen; Stetsons, Spring and Wedding Rings by Jillian Hart, Judith Stacy and Stacey Kayne; The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings; Shanghai Girls by Lisa See; Truth Be Told by Barbara McMahon; No Man’s Island by Susan Sallis; Overtreated by Shannon Brownlee
Total: 15 of 15
(reported September 27th)

eparks4232

25 books
13 books for the Around the World Challenge
• 12 Others

Finished: Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West; Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe; Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood; The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve; Tinkers by Paul Harding; Aunt Julia and Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa; Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarre; Bel Canto by Ann Patchett; The Hours by Michael Cunningham; The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin; The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins; Money a Suicide Note by Martin Amis; A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor; The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz; Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen; Nemesis by Philip Roth; Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; Singing Away the Hunger by Mpho 'M'Atsepo Nthunya; The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon; Disappearance by David Dabydeen; Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
Total: Other: 12 of 12; ATW: 10 of 13
Current Books: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell; Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o; The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart; The Road by Cormac McCarthy (reported September 30th)

dark-draco

28 books
• 7 SIY20 Books (K-Pax by Gene Brewster; The Horse: A Complete Encyclopedia by Pam Cary; Gallows Thief by Bernard Cornwell; Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell; Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell; Heretic by Bernard Cornwell; Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler)
• 21 TBRs (Endgame by Dafydd ab Hugh; Infernal Sky by Dafydd ab Hugh; Hell on Earth by Dafydd ab Hugh; Knee Deep in the Dead by Dafydd ab Hugh; Han Solo’s Revenge by Brian Daley; The Iron Tree by Cecelia Dart-Thornton; Weatherwitch by Cecelia Dart-Thornton; Q in Law by Peter David; Characters from Tolkein by David Day; The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick; Martian Time-Slip by Philip K Dick; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick; Bleak House by Charles Dickens; Lord of the Isles by David Drake; Queen of Demons by David Drake; Servant of the Dragon by David Drake; Mistress of the Catacombs by David Drake; Goddess of the Ice Realm by David Drake; Master of the Cauldron by David Drake; Dragonheart by Jody Duncan; Nickolai of the North by Lucy Daniel Raby)

Finished: Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell; Han Solo’s Revenge by Brian Daley; Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell; Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler; Heretic by Bernard Cornwell; Knee Deep in the Dead by Dafydd ab Hugh; Hell on Earth by Dafydd ab Hugh; Infernal Sky by Dafydd ab Hugh; K-Pax by Gene Brewster; Endgame by Dafydd ab Hugh; Lord of the Isles by David Drake; Gallows Thief by Bernard Cornwell; Queen of Demons by David Drake; Nickolai of the North by Lucy Daniel Raby; Servant of the Dragon by David Drake; The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick; The Iron Tree by Cecelia Dart-Thornton; Weatherwitch by Cecelia Dart-Thornton; Mistress of the Catacombs by David Drake; Q in Law by Peter David; Characters from Tolkein by David Day; Goddess of the Ice Realm by David Drake; Martian Time-Slip by Philip K Dick; Dragonheart by Jody Duncan; Bleak House by Charles Dickens; Master of the Cauldron by David Drake; The Horse: A Complete Encyclopedia by Pam Cary; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick
Total: SIY20: 7 of 7; TBRs: 21 of 21
(reported September 22nd)

Rhonder

12 books
• 2 books from SIY20 (Shades of Earl Grey by Laura Childs; Mad Season by Nancy Means Wright)
• 4 TBRs (Ties That Bind by Marie Bostwick; From This Moment On by Shania Twain; House Rules by Jodi Picoult; Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich)
• 6 Others
14 magazines

Finished: Shades of Earl Grey by Laura Childs; Mad Season by Nancy Means Wright; The 27-Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders by Nancy Pickard; Barrel Horse News (May 2011; June 2011; July 2011; August 2011; September 2011; October 2011; November 2011; December 2011; January 2012; February 2012; March 2012; April 2012; May 2012; June 2012); Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron; The Divide by Nicholas Evans; Wreath of Deception by Mary Ellen Hughes; The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay; A Killer Collection by J.B. Stanley; From This Moment On by Shania Twain; House Rules by Jodi Picoult; Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich; Ties That Bind by Marie Bostwick
Total: SIY20: 2 of 2; Other: 6 of 6; Magazines: 14 of 14; TBRs: 4 of 4
(reported September 30th)

neige49

14 books

Finished: The Transformation of Barholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson; The Broken Lands by Robert Edric; Water Street by Patricia Reilly Giff; The Star Rover by Jack London; The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott; Kindred by Octavia Butler; The Last Pendragon by Robert Rice; The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais; Pieces of Light by Adam Thorpe; Toward the Gleam by T. M. Doran; The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson; Zoo by James Patterson; The Black Isle by Sandi Tan; Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
Total: 14 of 14
(reported September 25th)
katiesmama

15 TBRs

Finished: The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve; The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl; The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine; The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser
Total: 4 of 15
Current Books: (reported September 7th)

NICNIC2
15 TBRs
12 Fiction
• 3 Non-Fiction
Finished: Richard II by William Shakespeare; The Conjuror's Bird by Martyn Davies; Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd; Beyond Black by Hilary MantelHHhH by Laurent Binet and 2 fiction: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce and Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris; HHhH by Laurent Binet; Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce; Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
Total: Fiction: 6 of 12; Non-fiction: 1 of 3
Current Books: The Sale of the Late King's Goods by Jerry Brotton (reported September 29th)

lane1088

27 books
• 12 Mystery/Non-fiction TBRs
• 10 SciFi TBRs
• 1 Series of at least 3 books
• 2 Bookclub books
16 magazines

Finished: Tilt a Whirl by Chris Grabenstein; Entertainment Weekly (March 16th/23rd 2012; March 30th/April 6th 2012; April 13th/20th 2012; May 4th/11th 2012; May 18th/25th 2012; June 1st/June 8th 2012 ; June 16th 2012; June 22nd/29th 2012; July 6th/13th 2012); Science (March 25/April 6 2012; April 13/20 2012; April 26/May 4 2012; May 11/18 2012; May 25/June 1 2012; June 8/15 2012; June 22/29 2012); A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness; The Black Ice by Michael Connelly; And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander; STNG: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane; Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinaary Correspondence by Nick Bantock; Brightness Reef by David Brin; Winning Colors by Elizabeth Moon; The Double Helix by Gunther S. Stent; Once a Hero by Elizabeth Moon; Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling; Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert; The Snowman by Jo Nesbø; Infinity's Shore by David Brin; Heaven's Reach by David Brin; Children of Dune by Frank Herbert; The Science Fiction Hall of Fame by Robert Silverberg; The Peace War by Vernor Vinge; Marooned in Realtime by Vernor Vinge; What Time Devours by AJ Hartley; Sunset Express by Robert Crais; Sacred by Dennis Lehane; Hostage by Robert Crais; Lord of Light by Roger Zelany; The Queen's Fool by Phillipa Gregory; Blood will Tell by Dana Stabenow; Death in Hyde Park by Robin Paige; God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
Total: Bookclubs: 2 of 2; Magazines: 16 of 16; Mysteries/Non-fiction: 12 of 12; Science Fiction: 10 of 10; Series: 3 of 3
(reported September 28th)

geileis

6 books (Trollope by Victoria Glendinning; Middlemarch by George Eliot; TBD)

(reported June 27th)

lamelemon

19 BC TBRs (Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami; The Door by Magda Szabo; Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; Solaris by Stanislaw Lem; My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult; Saturday by Ian McEwan; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks; Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse; The Time Machine by H.G. Wells; Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre; Animal Farm by George Orwell; The Hours by Michael Cunningham; Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse; The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath; Home by Marilynne Robinson; Acid Row by Minette Walters; Neuromancer by William Gibson)

Finished: Animal Farm by George Orwell; Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; The Time Machine by H.G. Wells; Saturday by Ian McEwan; The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath; Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Total: 7 of 19
Current Books: (reported September 28th)

Diane-Fraser

15 books
• 9 BookCrossed books
• 5 TBRs
• 1 books from World Book Night

Finished: Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh; Frost at Christmas by R.D. Wingfield; Mystery for Christmas by Richard Dalby, ed.; Echo Burning by Lee Child; The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood; Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber; Without Fail by Lee Child; Freedom By Jonathan Franzen; Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams; Persuader by Lee Child; The Torment of Others by Val McDermid; The Self Preservation Society by Kate Harrison; A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry; Agent Zig-Zag by Ben MacIntyre; The Enemy by Lee Child
Total: BC: 9 of 9; TBRs: 5 of 5; WBN: 1 of 1
(reported September 26th)

imuzak12

13 books
• 3 Audiobooks
• 2 books in Japanese
• 1 book by Dean Koontz
• 1 book by Jodi Picoult
• 6 BookCrossing TBRs (Imago by Octavia E Butler; More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon; Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice; I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak; Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden; Neuromancer by William Gibson)

Finished: I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak; Misery by Stephen King; Chiisai Ouchi by Kyoko Nakajima; Utakata/Sanctuary by Banana Yoshimoto; Imago by Octavia E Butler; The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Total: BC: 2 of 6; Audiobook: 2 of 3; Japanese: 2 of 2
Current Book: Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice (reported September 12th)

Megi53

9 books
• 3 books from SIY 20 (Going to Antarctica by Robert Yonaitis; Organize for a Fresh Start by Susan Fay West; Shenandoah Watercolors by Beth Trissel)
• 1 book from the school library (Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen)
• 1 book from the public library (Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares)
• 3 RABCKs from other BCers (Eucalyptus by Murray Bail; The Changeling by Robin Jenkins; The Hound of Heaven by Robert Waldron)
• 1 formidable classic (Poem of the Cid by W.S. Merwin, trans.)

Finished: Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen; Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares; Going to Antarctica by Robert Yonaitis; Shenandoah Watercolors by Beth Trissel; Organize for a Fresh Start by Susan Fay West; The Hound of Heaven by Robert Waldron; The Changeling by Robin Jenkins; Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
Total: School Library: 1 of 1; Public Library: 1 of 1; SIY20: 3 of 3; RABCKs: 3 of 3
Current Book:(reported October 1st)