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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Twenty-seventh edition (January-March, 2014)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

Nu-Knees
9 books
• 3 Classics – 1 per month (Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & Persuasion by Jane Austen & The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Roman Fever by Edith Wharton)
• 3 TBR non-fiction books – 1 per month (The Morville Hours by Katherine Swift; Calum's Road by Roger Hutchinson; England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton by Kate Williams)
• 3 non-fiction books according to the Dewey decimal system – 1 per month (000s: The Library Book by Various Authors; 100s Everything I've Ever Learned About Love by Lesley Garner; 200s Exploring the World of The Druids by Miranda J. Green)
Finished: The Library Book by Various Authors; The Morville Hours by Katherine Swift; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Persuasion by Jane Austen; Everything I've Ever Learned About Love by Lesley Garner; Calum's Road by Roger Hutchinson; The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Roman Fever by Edith Wharton; England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton by Kate Williams; Exploring the World of The Druids by Miranda J. Green; The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Total: Dewey: 3 of 3; Non-fiction TBRs: 3 of 3; Classics: (3 of 3 for 1) + 2 of 3
(reported March 13th)

foxy737
15 books Finished: A Decent Cup of Tea by Malachi McCormick; Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar Jamison; The Husband's Secret by Lianne Moriarty; 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber; 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber; 44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber; 50 Harbour Street by Debbie Macomber; The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion; 5B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber; 6 Rainer Drive by Debbie Macomber; 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber; 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber; A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber; 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber
Total: 12 of 15
Current Books: Hurt by Brian McGilloway; 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber; Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (reported March 4th)

Ibis3

10 19 books
• 4 CanLit Challenge books (Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson; Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert; Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell; The Innocent Traveller by Ethel Wilson)
• 1 19 TBRs from other BookCrossers (The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike; “Yesteryear” by Alan Dean Foster)
• 3 TBRs (Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens; The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis; Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe)
• 2 Others (Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie; The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O'Brian)

Finished: “Yesteryear” by Alan Dean Foster; Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens; Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson; The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike; Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell
Total: BCers': 1 19 of 1 19; TBRs: 1 of 3; CanLit: 2 of 4
Current Books: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe @min. 266 of 1208 (reported March 31st)


Aberpeter

9 books
• 8 from Other BCers (Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton; Eden Close by Anita Shreve; Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen; True Blue by Luanne Rice; Bed and Breakfast by Lois Battle; Montana 1948 by Larry Watson; The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres; Better than Chocolate by Susan Waggoner)
• 1 Other (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne)

Finished: Better than Chocolate by Susan Waggoner; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne; The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres; Montana 1948 by Larry Watson; True Blue by Luanne Rice; Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton; Bed and Breakfast by Lois Battle; Eden Close by Anita Shreve; Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen
Total: BCers: 8 of 8; Others: 1 of 1
(reported March 29th)

Fifna

10 books or 3000pp

Finished: The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny; Biografi by Lloyd Jones; The Road by Cormac McCarthy; Er ist wieder da by Timur Vermes; The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce; Up Pohnpei by Paul Watson; Erken mij by Esther Verhoef; The Same Earth by Kei Miller; Vannacht is de wereld gek geworden by Karel Glastra van Loon; Kindred by Octavia Butler; Verfhuid by Rascha Peper
Total: Books: 11 of 10; Pages: 2823 of 3000pp
(reported March 30th)

minesayn

11 books
• 3 Library Book Group books (Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford; In the Lake of the Woods by Timothy O'Brien)
• 5 First Read Giveaway books (The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen; The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley; Perfect by Rachel Joyce; Leaving Haven by Kathleen McCleary; To Seduce and Defend by Deborah Camp)
• 1 BC Bookring (The Snowy Child by Eowyn Ivey)
• 2 SIY26 Books (Paris was the Place by Susan Conley; The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny)

Finished: The Snowy Child by Eowyn Ivey; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; Paris was the Place by Susan Conley; The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny; Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford; To Seduce and Defend by Deborah Camp; Leaving Haven by Kathleen McCleary; Perfect by Rachel Joyce; In the Lake of the Woods by Timothy O'Brien; The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley; The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen
Total: Book Rings: 1 of 1; Library: 3 of 3; First Read: 5 of 5; SIY26: 2 of 2
(reported March 29th)

Katethegreyt
17 books
275pp of course literature
Finished: Redwork by Michael Bedard; A Darker Magic by Michael Bedard; The Green Man by Michael Bedard; Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan; The Maestro by Tim Wynne-Jones; The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones; A Smidgen of Irish luck: A Woman's Musings on her Travels to Ireland by Kay Thomas; Life After Life by Kate Atkinson; The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder; Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith
Total: Books: 10 of 17; Course: 275+pp of 275pp
(reported March 30th)

geileis

10 books
• 7 Fiction (The Time Machine by H.G. Wells; The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan; The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde; The Fortune of War by Patrick O'Brian; The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday)
• 1 Non-Fiction (Wilkie Collins by Peter Ackroyd)
• 2 TBA

Finished: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells; The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan; 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff; The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins; Wilkie Collins by Peter Ackroyd; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday; Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne; The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Total: Fiction: 5 of 7; TBAs: 2 of 2; Non-fiction: 1 of 1
Current Books: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; The Fortune of War by Patrick O'Brian @c.3 (reported March 23rd)

Diane-Fraser

12 books
• 6 TBRs (Along Came a Spider by James Patterson; Worth Dying For by Lee Child; The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson; Dead Simple by Peter James; Revelation by C. J. Sansom; The Affair by Lee Child)
• 2 books from World Book Night 2012 (A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens; I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith)
• 4 BookCrossed books (Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson; Started Early Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson; The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld; The Other Hand by Chris Cleave)

Finished: Along Came a Spider by James Patterson; Dead Simple by Peter James; Started Early Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson; I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith; The Other Hand by Chris Cleave; Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
Total: TBRs: 2 of 6; BC: 3 of 4; WBN: 1 of 2
(reported March 31st)

gypsysmom

20 books:
• 4 books from BCers
• 4 books from Library hold list
• 2 borrowed books
• 2 books by Thomas Hardy
• 2 Bookclub books
• 2 Gift books
• 2 Library Thing books
• 1 Canada Reads books
• 1 book by Jack Harvey (aka Ian Rankin)

Finished: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden; The Progress of Love by Alice Munro; Life after Life by Kate Atkinson; The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes; Courting Greta by Ramsey Hootman; The Distant Hours by Kate Morton; The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough; The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood; A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy; Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell; Hidden in Plain Sight by Jane Allen Petrick; Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs; Amsterdam by Ian McEwan; Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
Total: Canada Reads: 1 of 1; Bookclub: 2 of 2; Library: 4 of 4; BCers': 3 of 4; Borrowed: 2 of 2; Gifts: 2 of 2; Hardy: 1 of 2; Library Thing: 1 of 2
Current Books: Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs (reported March 20th)

bluenoser
21 books
• 2 books from other BCers (Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart; Turkish Gambit by Boris Akunin)
• 19 Others
Finished: With Your Crooked Heart by Helen Dunmore; Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart; Exit Music by Ian Rankin; How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny; The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick; Turkish Gambit by Boris Akunin; Past Caring by Robert Goddard; The Last Great Dance on Earth by Sandra Gulland; A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell; A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick; The Envy of the Stranger by Caroline Graham; Grimspace by Ann Aguirre; A Trust Betrayed by Candace Robb; Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke; Murder Among Us by Ann Granger To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick; A Mind to Murder by P. D. James; Bad Dog (A Love Story) by Martin Kiln; Pompeii by Robert Harris; The King of Thieves by Michael Jecks; Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
Total: Other: 19 of 19; BCers: 2 of 2
(reported March 23rd)

BeckyLizz

12 books

Finished: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan; Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol Shields
Total: 2 of 12
Current Book: Don't You Want Me? by India Knight (reported January 28th)

NancyNova

12 books

Finished: Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac; The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller; blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris; The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin; Sight Hound by Pam Houston; The Noise of Infinite Longing by Luisita Loez Torregrosa; Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko; Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen; A Year and Six Seconds by Isabel Gillies; The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani; The Girl in the Painted Caravan by Eva Petulengro; Calico Joe by John Grisham
Total: 12 of 12
(reported March 24th)

sshahid
10 books (reported December 18th)

T02S03B11D20

24 books
• 3 C.J. Box books
• 3 Sue Grafton Alphabet books
• 6 Kindle books
• 12 TBRs

Finished: Private: Berlin by James Patterson; “A” is for Alibi by Sue Grafton; Stake and Eggs by Laura Child; Defending Jacob by William Landay; A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams; Winterkill by C.J. Box; Shelter by Harlan Coben; Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford; Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford; Vada Faith by Barbara Whittington; The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson; The Flu by Jacqueline Druga; Don't Look Twice by Andrew Gross; “B” is for Burglar by Sue Grafton; The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer; The Day Before 9/11 by Tucker Elliot; Paladins of Shannara: Allanon's Quest by Terry Brooks; Trophy Hunt by C.J. Box; Double Booked for Death by Ali Brandon; Recalculating by Jennifer Weiner; The Bookcase by Nelson DeMille; The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom; Out of Range by C.J. Box; “C” is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
Total: TBRs: 12 of 12; Grafton: 3 of 3; C.J. Box: 3 of 3; Kindle: 6 of 6
(reported March 26th)

NICNIC2
20 books
• 15 Printed books
• 5 Kindle books
Finished: Spore by Alex Scarrow; The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore; Bellman and Black by Dianne Setterfield; The Plantagenets by Dan Jones; The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan; Evolution: A Very Short Introduction by Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth; What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn; The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton; The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring; The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman; Food Rules by Michael Pollan; The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Total: Kindle: 4 of 5; Printed: 8 of 15
Current Books: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl; The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (reported March 26th)

lane1088

22 books
• 20 TBRs
• 2 Bookclub books
20 magazines

Finished: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; Saathee (October 2013; November 2013; December 2013; January 2014; February 2014; March 2014); Entertainment Weekly (October 4 2013; October 11 2013; ; October 18 2013; October 25/November 1 2013; November 8 2013; November 15 2013; November 22 2013; November 29 2013; December 6 2013; December 13 2013; December 20 2013; December 27 2013/January 3 2014; January 10 2014; January 17 2014); Dark Prince by Christine Feehan; Blood Rites by Jim Butcher; Rama Revealed by Arthur Clarke; Dark Desire by Christine Feehan; Nightlife by Thomas Perry; Galactic Patrol by E.E. “Doc” Smith; A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly; Naked Heat by Richard Castle; SoCRA (November 2013); Blood Work by Michael Connelly; Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler; City of Bones by Michael Connelly
Total: Bookclubs: 2 of 2; Magazines: 21 of 20; TBRs: 10 of 20
Current Book: (reported March 17th)

wheepaperclips
27 books Finished: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman; Dave Barry in Cyberspace by Dave Barry; Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote; Mother by Maxim Gorky; The Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig; Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende; The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt; The Lost Mother by Mary McGarry Morris; The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly; Every Day Is Mother's Day by Hilary Mantel; Brotherly Love by Pete Dexter; East of Eden by John Steinbeck; The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins; A Death In the Family by James Agee; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Embers by Sandor Marai; The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion; The Plot Against America by Philip Roth; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; Watchmen by Alan Moore; Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman; Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales; The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; Legends by Robert Littell; Dark Places by Gillian Flynn; The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty; Fall of Giants by Ken Follett; Empire Falls by Richard Russo; Love, Water, Memory by Jennie Shortridge
Total: 29 of 27
(reported March 8th)

Nauris
15 books
• 1 Moomin book
• 2 Vocational books
• 1 BC book
• 1 Bookclub book
• 1 TBR from own shelf
• 4 comics/graphic novels from Library
• 2 comic/graphic novel TBRs from own shelf
• 1 Audiobook
• 2 Others
Finished: Habibi by Craig Thompson; Pilvilinna joka romahti by Stieg Larsson; We Won't See Auschwitz by Jérémie Dres; The Jew of New York by Ben Katchor; Med andra ögon by Li Österberg; Parasta mitä voisarvelle voi tapahtua by Pablo Tusset; Cowgirls by Karolina Bång; Fuzz and Pluck - Splitsville by Ted Stearn; Kunnosta, hoida, entisöi by Lillemor Olsson & Erik Karlsson; Kevyt Vihreä dieetti by Roz Denny; Missä kuljimme kerran by Kjell Westö; Muumipapan urotyöt by Tove Jansson; Steampunk!- koneita ja korsetteja by J. S. Meresmaa & Markus Harju, eds.; Art Deco 1918-1939 -modernia eksotiikkaa by Marianne Aav et al., eds.; Outoja tarinoita 4 Ed. by Markku Sadelehto
Total: Graphic Library: 4 of 4; Audiobook: 1 of 1; Graphic TBR: 2 of 2; Others: 2 of 2; Vocational: 2 of 2; Own: 1 of 1; Bookclub: 1 of 1; Moomin: 1 of 1; BookCrossing: 1 of 1
(reported March 27th)

Neuilly
6 books
• 1 not from the library
• 5 Others
Finished: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill; The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje; Zealot: The Life and times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan; The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Total: Others: 4 of 5
(reported March 30th)

book-a-neer
15 20 books Finished: From a Crooked Rib by Nuruddin Farah; Ringing in Murder: A Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery by Kate Kingsbury; The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama; The Accidental Father by Greg Williams; Poppy Done to Death by Charlaine Harris; Charmed Again by Elizabeth Lenhard; The Dangerous Dawn by Frank Leslie; The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; The Heart of Glass by Vivian French; The English Assassin by Daniel Silva; Contest by Matthew Reilly; Murder in Montparnasse ( A Phryne Fisher Mystery) by Kerry Greenwood; Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel; The Nanny Diaries by N Krauss and E McLaughlin; The Road by Cormac McCarthy; The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks; King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard; The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti; The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Total: 20 of 20
(reported February 22nd)

dark-draco

30 books

Finished: Name to A Face by Robert Goddard; The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge; The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss; Training Your Horse or Pony by Diana Goldstone; Death Count by L.A. Graf; Immortal by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder; Inheritors by William Golding; Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman; Signs & Portents by Jane Killick; Horses and their World by Daphne Machin Goodall; Eve by Tony Gonzales; Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson; The Arabian Mistress by Lynne Graham; Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman; Riding with Confidence by Julie Goodnight and Abigail Hoge; The Butlerian Jihad by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson; Coming of the Shadows by Jane Killick; Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes; The Machine Crusade by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson; Training the Young Horse and Pony by The Pony Club; The Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson; If Only They Could Talk by James Herriot; Riding and Dressage by Charles Harris; Once by James Herbert; The Fundamentals of Riding by Charles Harris; Realize your Horse's Potential by Lesley Skipper; Point of No Return by Jane Killick; The Wicker Man by Allan Frewin Jones; The Horse Lovers Book by CEG Hope; The Truth Machine by James L Halperin
Total: 30 of 30
(reported April 1st)