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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Twenty-ninth edition (July-September, 2014)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

gypsysmom
26 books:
• 11 books from the Library
• 3 Bookclub books
• 2 books from SIY28
• 4 books from BCers
• 2 Gift books
• 2 Freebies
• 2 Others
Finished: The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny; Fun Home by Alison Bechdel; The Exodus Towers by Jason Hough; A Darkling Sea by James Cambias; The Riders by Tim Winton; A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny; Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal; The Antagonist by Lynn Coady; Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks; Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal; The Plague Forge by Jason Hough; The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny; Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett; Ten Lords a-Leaping by C. C. Benison; We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler; Grammar Matters by Jila Ghomeshi; The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier; Witch Hunt by Ian Rankin; Kicking the Sky by Anthony da Sa; Q's Legacy by Helene Hanff; Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs; The Innocent by Ian McEwan; Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink; The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert; The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan; Out of the Easy by Ruta Spetys
Total: Library: 11 of 11; Others: 2 of 2; SIY28: 2 of 2; Gifts: 2 of 2; BCers': 4 of 4; Bookclub: 3 of 3; Free: 2 of 2
(reported September 18th)

Ibis3

10 books
• 6 CanLit Challenge books (Turvey by Earle Birney; Where Nests the Water Hen by Gabrielle Roy; Ancient Lineage and Other Stories by Morley Callaghan; Each Man’s Son by Hugh MacLennan; The Second Scroll by A. M. Klein; The Equations of Love by Ethel Wilson)
• 4 TBRs (The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie; Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill; The Short Stories, Volume 3 by Ernest Hemingway; The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell)
2 selections from TBRs
• Books Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon of Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle
• “The Survivor” by Alan Dean Foster

Finished: Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill; Turvey by Earle Birney; The Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie; Where Nests the Water Hen by Gabrielle Roy; The Short Stories, Volume 3 by Ernest Hemingway; The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell; Ancient Lineage and Other Stories by Morley Callaghan; Each Man’s Son by Hugh MacLennan; “The Survivor” by Alan Dean Foster; Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle, Books Beta, Gamma, Delta, & Epsilon; The Second Scroll by A. M. Klein; The Equations of Love by Ethel Wilson
Total: TBRs: 4 of 4; CanLit: 6 of 6; TBR Selections: 2 of 2
(reported September 29th)


minesayn

15 books
• 12 First Read Giveaway books (The Son by Jo Nesbo; Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg; Innocence by Dean Koontz; A Winged Thing, and Holy by Mary Gray Kaye; Sins of the Flesh by Colleen McCullough; 7 Grams of Lead by Keith Thomson; The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma; The Dazzling Darkness by Paula Cappa; The New Me by Mary Marcus; A Wedding by Dawn by Alison DeLaine; Cowboy Justice by Melissa Cutler; Far Outside the Ordinary by Prissy Elrod)
• 3 Library Book Group books (Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly; Fall on Your Knees by Ann Marie McDonald; Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor’s Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.)

Finished: Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DeGard; Innocence by Dean Koontz; The New Me by Mary Marcus; A Wedding by Dawn by Alison DeLaine; Fall on Your Knees by Ann Marie McDonald; Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg; A Winged Thing, and Holy by Mary Gray Kaye; Cowboy Justice by Melissa Cutler; The Son by Jo Nesbo; The Dazzling Darkness by Paula Cappa; Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor’s Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; Sins of the Flesh by Colleen McCullough; Far Outside the Ordinary by Prissy Elrod
Total: Library: 3 of 3; First Read: 10 of 12
Current Books: The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma; 7 Grams of Lead by Keith Thomson (reported September 29th)

Aberpeter

12 books
• 4 Pre-selected books (Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite; My Name Is Not Angelica by Scott O'Dell; A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley; Once Upon a Day by Lisa Tucker)
• 3 Audiobooks (Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber; Star Island by Carl Hiaasen)
• 5 Others (A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley; Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury; Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline)

Finished: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley; Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury; Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber; Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline; Once Upon a Day by Lisa Tucker; Medusa's Child by John J. Nance; Star Island by Carl Hiaasen; A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley; My Name Is Not Angelica by Scott O'Dell; Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite; A Long Way from Home by Tom Brokaw; Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Total: Others: 5 of 5; Audiobooks: 3 of 3; Pre-Selected: 4 of 4
(reported September 14th)

Lamilla

17 books
• 4 Non-Fiction books (Семейный роман невротиков by Зигмунд Фрейд; Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh; Игры, в которые играют люди by Эрик Берн; Остроумие и его отношение к бессознательному by Зигмунд Фрейд)
• 4 Audiobooks (Dark Water by Caro Ramsay, narrated by James Macpherson; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, narrated by Kate Rudd; The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind )
• 6 BC books (Something Rotten (Thursday Next, book 4) by Jasper Fforde; The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín; The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides; Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux; The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan; Girl Friday by Jane Green)
• 1 book on a language other than Russian or English (Stupeur et tremblements by Amélie Nothomb)
• 2 Others (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling; Алиса в стране чудес by Льюис Кэррол)

Finished: Семейный роман невротиков by Зигмунд Фрейд; Dark Water by Caro Ramsay; The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green; Игры, в которые играют люди by Эрик Берн; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling; Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh; Алиса в стране чудес by Льюис Кэррол; Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux; Girl Friday by Jane Green; The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín; Something Rotten (Thursday Next, book 4) by Jasper Fforde; The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
Total: Non-Fiction: 3 of 4; Audiobooks: 2 of 4; BC: 6 of 6; Other: 2 of 2
Current Book: Остроумие и его отношение к бессознательному by Зигмунд Фрейд @ 40%; The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind @50% (reported September 25th)

Diane-Fraser

12 books

Finished: Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier; A Cotswold Ordeal by Rebecca Tope; The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff; Checkmate by Malorie Blackman; Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers; The Reader by Bernhard Schlink; A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton; Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier; B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton; The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton; Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
Total: 12 of 12
Current Books: Double Cross by Malorie Blackman (reported September 14th)

Katethegreyt
12 books
12 Issues of The New Yorker
Finished: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling; The New Yorker (June 9 & 16, 2014; June 23, 2014; June 30, 2014; July 7 & 14, 2014; July 21, 2014; July 28, 2014; August 4, 2014; August 11 & 18, 2014; August 25, 2014; September 1, 2014; September 8, 2014; September 15, 2014); The Orenda by Joseph Boyden; Shakespeare's Daughter by Peter W. Hassinger; Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare; King Lear by William Shakespeare; Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertold Brecht; Replay by Ken Grimwood; A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare; Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates; Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King; Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto; Possible Worlds by John Mighton
Total: Books: 12 of 12; The New Yorker: 12 of 12
(reported September 29th)

NancyNova

12 books
• 6 TBRs
• 6 ABCs

Finished: The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide; The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs; Knit Two by Kate Jacobs; Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs; The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini; The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers; Six Years by Harlan Coben; Sandcastles by Luanne Rice; What Matters Most by Luanne Rice; The Birth House by Ami McKay; Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler
Total: ABC: 6 of 6; TBRs: 6 of 6
(reported September 24th)

Nu-Knees
9 books
• 3 Classics – 1 per month (Loving Without Tears by Molly Keane (aka M J Farrell); The Reef by Edith Wharton; Christopher and Columbus by Elizabeth von Arnim)
• 3 TBR non-fiction books – 1 per month (Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx; Border Crossing by Rosie Thomas; The Shadows of Elisa Lynch by Sian Rees)
• 3 non-fiction books according to the Dewey decimal system – 1 per month (600s: Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage by Denis O'Connor; 700s: Poirot and Me by David Suchet; 800s: Maeve's Times by Maeve Binchy)
Finished: Loving Without Tears by Molly Keane; Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx; Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage by Denis O'Connor; Poirot and Me by David Suchet; Border Crossing by Rosie Thomas; The Reef by Edith Wharton; Maeve's Times by Maeve Binchy; Christopher and Columbus by Elizabeth von Arnim; The Shadows of Elisa Lynch by Sian Rees
Total: Classics: 3 of 3; Non-fiction TBRs: 3 of 3; Dewey: 3 of 3
(reported September 12th)

flewry
10 TBRs Finished: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood; Dry by Augusten Burroughs
Total: 2 of 10
Current Book: (reported July 31st)

bluenoser
18 books
• 4 books from Other BCers
• 14 Other TBRs
Finished: Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick; The Snow Falcon by Stuart Harrison; Beggars Banquet by Ian Rankin; The Nightingale Gallery by Paul Doherty; The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen; On Honeymoon With Death by Quintin Jardine; Bird Cloud by Annie ProulxDaughters of the Grail by Elizabeth Chadwick; Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle; Elissa's Castle by Juliet Greenwood; The King's Bishop by Candace Robb; Hotel World by Ali Smith; The House of the Red Slayer by Paul Doherty; Death by Design by Barbara Nadel; Painting Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis; Hard Time by Sara Paretsky; The Best Place to Be by John Lownsbrough; The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd
Total: BCers: 4 of 4; TBRs: 14 of 14
(reported September 17th)

T02S03B11D20

18 books
• 1 book written by daughter's friend
• 3 C. J. Box books
• 3 Kindle books
• 3 books from Other BCers
• 8 TBRs

Finished: Gone by James Patterson; Animal Kingdom by Iain Robb Wright; 3 A.M. by Nick Pirog; Freaks by Tess Gerrittsen; A Storm of Swords by George. R. R. Martin; A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay; Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris; In Plain Sight by C. J. Box; The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag; Dead and Doggone by Susan Conant; Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson; A Novel Way to Die by Ali Brandon; The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood; Cross My Heart by James Patterson; Free Fire by C. J. Box; Seasons by Elizabeth Byler Younts; The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson; Blood Trail by C. J. Box
Total: TBRs: 8 of 8; Kindle: 3 of 3; C.J. Box: 3 of 3; BCers: 3 of 3; Daughter's Friend: 1 of 1
(reported September 13th)

NICNIC2
15 books Finished: & Sons by David Gilbert; The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds; The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter; The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton; The Bad Birdwatcher's Companion by Simon Barnes; How to be a Bad Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling; Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin; Orfeo by Richard Powers; The Coincidence Authority by John Ironmonger; The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Total: 11 of 15
Current Books: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (reported September 25th)

tanne79
15 books
• 3 books for German Reduce TBRs Challenge, one per month
• 10 Advent calendar books (Die Patin by Kerstin Gier; Tiefe Wunden by Nele Neuhaus; Happy Family by David Safier; Außer mir by Andrea Zapla; Hänschen Klein by Andreas Winkelmann; Man tut was man kann by Hans Rath; Todeskampf (The Night Ferry) by Michael Robotham; Die Frauen, die er kannte by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt; Grabesstille (The Silent Girl) by Tess Gerritsen; Die Larve by Jo Nesbo)
• 2 Others
Finished: Außer mir by Andrea Zapla; Tiefe Wunden by Nele Neuhaus; Happy Family by David Safier; Todeskampf (The Night Ferry) by Michael Robotham; Fünf-Sterne-Kerle inklusive by Gaby Hauptmann; Morpheus (Last witness)> by Jilliane Hoffman
Total: Advent: 4 of 10; German TBR: 2 of 3
Current Books:(reported August 31st)

geileis

11 books
Middlemarch by George Eliot
• 10 Others

Finished: Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie
Total: Other: 1 of 10
Current Books: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie; Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers; Middlemarch by George Eliot @c.41 of 70 (reported August 11th)

lane1088

12 books
• 10 TBRs
• 2 Bookclub books
10 magazines

Finished: The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells; The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan; The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells; Saathee (June 2014; July 2014; August 2014; September 2014); Entertainment Weekly (April 18 2014; May 2 2014; May 16 2014; May 23 2014; May 30/June 6 2014; June 13 2014; June 20 2014; June 27 2014; July 4 2014; July 11 2014; July 18 2014; July 25/Aug 1 2014; Aug 8 2014; Aug 15 2014; Aug 22/29); The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson; Mr Darcy's Daughters by Elizabeth Aston; Passage by Connie Willis; Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan; Against the Odds by Elizabeth Moon; Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow; Vovage of Jerle Shannara: Antrax by Terry Brooks; The Expats by Chris Pavone; Echo Park by Michael Connelly; Deepsix by Jack McDevitt; North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo; The 7 Habits of Highly Efficient People by Stephen R. Covey; Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz & David Hayward; A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander; The Overlook by Michael Connelly; STDSN: Twilight by David R. George III; STDSN: The Gray Spirit by Heather Jarman; Dissolution by C. J. Sansom; The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
Total: TBRs: 19 of 10; Bookclubs: 3 of 2; Magazines: 19 of 10
Current Book: Chindi by Jack McDevitt (reported September 26th)

Fifna

8 books or 2400pp

Finished: Meester Mitraillette by Jan Vantoortelboom; Devil-Devil by G.W. Kent; Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman; Stories and Prose Poems by Alexander Solzhenitsyn; The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht; Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
Total: Books: 6 of 8; Pages: 1607 of 2400pp
Current Book: Lexicon by Max Barry (reported September 26th)

Nauris
• 3 Releasable TBRs
Finished: Ekovuosi Manhattanilla by Colin Beavan; Little Been tarina by Chris Cleave; Vampire- The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead by Manuela Dunn Mascetti
Total: TBRs: 3 of 3
(reported September 26th)

book-a-neer
15 books Finished: Atonement by Ian McEwan; Fatal Voyage Kathy Reichs; Friends, Lovers and Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith; Breathe, Eyes, Memory by Edgewige Danticat; Murder on a Girl's Night Out by Anne George; Skeleton in the Closet by M C Beaton; The Cabin by Carla Neggers; December Boys by Michael Noonan; Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote; The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan; The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella; Abarat by Clive Barker; Amma...a frail wooden door by Amitesh Deo; Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; First Contact by Patrick Woodrow; Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods; The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
Total: 17 of 15
(reported August 26th)