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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Thirtieth edition (October-December, 2014)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

Nu-Knees
7 books
• 2 Classics (The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling; The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling)
• 1 non-fiction book according to the Dewey decimal system – October (900s: The Gunpowder Plot by Alan Haynes)
• 5 TBR non-fiction books – 1 per month (The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217 by Richard Brooks; The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton by Sathnam Sanghera; Give Me Ten Seconds by John Sergeant) +2 extra (The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England by Dan Jones; Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty by Catherine Bailey)
Finished: The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217 by Richard Brooks; The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling; The Gunpowder Plot by Alan Haynes; The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton by Sathnam Sanghera; The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England by Dan Jones; The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling; Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty by Catherine Bailey ; Give Me Ten Seconds by John Sergeant
Total: Non-fiction TBRs: 5 of 5; Classics: 2 of 2; Dewey: 1 of 1
(reported December 8th)

Ibis3

10 books
• 4 CanLit Challenge books (The Acrobats by Mordecai Richler; The Cashier by Gabrielle Roy; Last of the Curlews by Fred Bodsworth; Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson)
• 6 TBRs (Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery; Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina; A Secret Between Us by Daniel Poliquin; The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian; Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie; The Looking Glass War by John le Carré)
2 selections from TBRs
• Books Zeta and Eta of Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle
• “The Finger Man” by Raymond Chandler

Finished: “The Finger Man” by Raymond Chandler; The Cashier by Gabrielle Roy; The Acrobats by Mordecai Richler; Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina; Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery; A Secret Between Us by Daniel Poliquin; Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie; Last of the Curlews by Fred Bodsworth
Total: TBR Selections: 1 of 2; CanLit: 3 of 4; TBRs: 4 of 6
Current Books: The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian @min. 340 of 729; Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle @4 of 85pp; The Looking Glass War by John le Carré @p. 146 of 233; Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson @p.89 of 186 (reported December 31st)


Aberpeter

14 books
• 10 TBRs (The Master Blaster by P.F. Kluge; She'll Never Know by Hunter Morgan; Blood in the Snow by Tom Henderson; Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt; A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar; Surviving Paradise by Peter Rudiak-Gould; The Discovery of the Palau Islands by Dr. Paul W. Dale; The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson; Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore; A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg)
• 3 Audiobooks (TBD)
• 1 Other (TBD)

Finished: Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt; The River Knows by Amanda Quick; Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore; She'll Never Know by Hunter Morgan; Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier; Surviving Paradise by Peter Rudiak-Gould; Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline The Discovery of the Palau Islands by Dr. Paul W. Dale; The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson; Blood in the Snow by Tom Henderson; A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg; I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn; The Master Blaster by P.F. Kluge; A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Total: TBRs: 10 of 10; Audiobooks: 3 of 3; Others: 1 of 1
(reported December 26th)

gypsysmom
30 books Finished: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie; The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff; The Rental Sister by Jeff Backhaus; Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke; The Orwell Brigade by Christopher Moore, ed.; Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny; The Plover by Brian Doyle; Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; Search and Rescue by Gail Anderson-Dargatz; Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson; Creole Belle by James Lee Burke; Pontoon by Garrison Keillor; The Round House by Louise Erdrich; The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester; Bite Me by Christopher Moore; The Martian by Andy Weir; Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James; White Dog Fell from the Sky by Eleanor Morse; Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor by Patrick Taylor; The Visitors by Sally Beauman; Punishment by Linden McIntyre; With the Boys by Jake Macdonald; Guests on Earth by Lee Smith; A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny; The Girl with No Name by Marina Chapman; The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanaga; The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny; Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote; Us Conductors by Sean Michaels; How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Total: 30 of 30
(reported December 31st)

Katethegreyt
21 books/magazines (London Darkness: Infernal Inventions by Christopher Stocking; The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer; The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod; Twelve by Nick McDonnell; The Best Day The Worst Day by Donald Hall; Carnival of Rainbows by Barbara Soper; The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough; The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter; Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright; The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton) Finished: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; Hekabe by Euripides; London Darkness: Infernal Inventions by Christopher Stocking; Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen; The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer; The New Yorker (September 22 2014; September 29 2014; October 6, 2014); Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast; No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod; What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund; Twelve by Nick McDonnell; The Time Bike by Jane Langton; Water Tales: Aquamarine & Indigo by Alice Hoffman; Ms. Marvel/No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona; The Best Day The Worst Day by Donald Hall; The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith; Carnival of Rainbows by Barbara Soper; The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore; The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
Total: 21 of 21
(reported December 29th)

minesayn

16 books
• 3 Library Book Group books (The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel; The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore; The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans)
• 10 First Read Giveaway books (Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles; Reign of the Black Flame: The Waterglobe by B.B. Vayk; Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; The Poor Man’s Guide to Suicide by Andrew Armacost; Driving with the Top Down by Beth Harbison; The Forgotten Girl by David Bell; 1001 Dark Nights: Show Me, Baby by Cherise Sinclair; Maid to Order by Judy Kentrus; Breathe by Kristen Ashley; Early Decision by Lacy Crawford)
• 1 Earliest Registered TBR (Long Lost by David Morrell)
• 2 SIY 29 books (The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma; 7 Grams of Lead by Keith Thomson)

Finished: The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma; The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore; 1001 Dark Nights: Show Me, Baby by Cherise Sinclair; 7 Grams of Lead by Keith Thomson; The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel; Early Decision by Lacy Crawford; The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans; Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles; Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; Long Lost by David Morrell; The Poor Man’s Guide to Suicide by Andrew Armacost; Breathe by Kristen Ashley; Driving with the Top Down by Beth Harbison; Maid to Order by Judy Kentrus; Reign of the Black Flame: The Waterglobe by B.B. Vayk; The Forgotten Girl by David Bell
Total: SIY29: 2 of 2; Library Group: 3 of 3; First Read: 10 of 10; Earliest Registered: 1 of 1
(reported December 30th)

Lamilla

20 books
• 5 Non-Fiction books (The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe by Roger Penrose; Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale by Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook)
• 6 Audiobooks (The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind; Other Lives by Gary Hopkins)
• 5 BC books (The Blackhouse by Peter May; Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro; A Load of Old Tripe by Gervase Phinn; Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly; The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield)
• 4 Others (Реки by Евгений Гришковец)

Finished: The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind; Other Lives by Gary Hopkins; Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale by Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook; Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro ;The Blackhouse by Peter May; A Load of Old Tripe by Gervase Phinn
Total: Audiobooks/Plays: 2 of 6; Non-Fiction: 1 of 5; BC: 3 of 5
Current Books: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield @50% (reported December 30th)

T02S03B11D20

18 books
• 3 State Challenge books
• 1 book written by daughter's friend
• 3 Sue Grafton Alphabet books
• 3 animal books
• 3 Kindle books
• 5 TBRs

Finished: Pines by Blake Crouch; Sycamore Row by John Grisham; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green; The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn; Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; Trouble in Mudbug by Jana Deleon; Unsaid by Neil Abramson; The Dog that Healed a Family by Jo Coudert; On the Run by Iris Johansen; The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; “D” is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton; The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; “E” is for Evidence by Sue Grafton; Dead Case in Deadwood by Ann Charles; “F” is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton; Worth Dying For by Lee Child; Promise to Return by Elizabeth Byler Younts
Total: Kindle: 3 of 3; TBRs: 5 of 5; Animal: 3 of 3; State: 3 of 3; Grafton: 3 of 3; Daughter's Friend: 1 of 1
(reported December 22nd)

bluenoser
18 books
• 3 books from Nu-Knees
• 15 Other TBRs
Finished: Crackdown by Bernard Cornwell; The Fear Index by Robert Harris; The Devil's Grin by A. Wendeberg; After the Mourning by Barbara Nadel; The Angel of Death by Paul Doherty; Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey; The Tudor Secret by Christopher Gortner; The Bone Garden by Kate Ellis; Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs; Grumpy Old Men by Stuart Prebble; The Mad Courtesan by Edward Marston; Enigma by Robert Harris; Shields of Pride by Elizabeth Chadwick; Room by Emma Donoghue; A Parrot in My Soup by Andy Frazier; Conquest by Stewart Binns; Planet Urth by Jennifer and Christopher Martucci; Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf; The Time of Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick
Total: TBRs: 16 of 15; Nu-Knees: 3 of 3
(reported December 22nd)

katrinat
20 books
• 5 1001 books
• 10 books from other BCers
• 5 Graphic Novels
• 5 TBRs
(reported September 21st)

NancyNova

12 books

Finished: The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe; The Pearl Diver by Jeff Talarigo; Saving Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop; Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton; The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis; Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain; The History of Christianity in the United States by Nancy Koester; The Confession by John Grisham; East is a Big Bird by Thomas Gladwin; Vanished: The Sixty Year Search for the missing Men of World War II by Wil S. Hylton; A Perfect Stranger and Other Stories by Roxana Robinson; Neverapine and the Quest to Conquer Pediatric AIDS by Rebecca J. Anderson
Total: 12 of 12
(reported December 30th)

Diane-Fraser

12 books
• 4 TBRs (Jack and Jill by James Patterson; The Damned Utd by David Peace; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest; Revelation by C.J Sansom)
• 4 BookCrossed books (Mercy by Jodi Picoult; Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher; Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult; Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell)
• 4 books from World Book Night (Touching the Void by Joe Simpson; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith)

Finished: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest; Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher Jack and Jill by James Patterson; Jack and Jill by James Patterson; The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; Touching the Void by Joe Simpson; Mercy by Jodi Picoult; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Total: TBRs: 3 of 4; WBN: 4 of 4; BC: 2 of 4
Current Books: The Damned United by David Peace (reported December 29th)

lane1088

13 books
• 10 TBRs
• 3 Bookclub books
15 magazines

Finished: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher; Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly; Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert; Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger; Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs; The God of the Hive by Laurie King; Chapterhouse: Dune by Frank Herbert; Gray Lensman by E.E. "Doc" Smith; Second Stage Lensman by E.E. "Doc" Smith; Children of the Lens by E.E. "Doc" Smith; Masters of the Vortex by E.E. "Doc" Smith; Entertainment Weekly (September 5 2014; September 12 2014; September 19/25 2014; October 3 2014; October 10 2014); Saathee (October 2014; November 2014; December 2014); Prepared for Rage by Dana Stabenow; Omega by Jack McDevitt; The Reversal by Michael Connelly; The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett; Science (September 12 2014); Monitor (October 2014; December 2013); SoCRA (November 2013); Think Money (Fall 2014); Sports Illustrated (September 2014); Mystery Scene #135; Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason; The Devil's Bones by Jefferson Bass; Pirate King by Laurie King; Break the Rules by William Cohen; Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices by Andrew Dalby; Agatha Christie: an autobiography
Total: TBRs: 16 of 10; Bookclubs: 3 of 3; Magazines: 15 of 15
(reported December 23rd)

NICNIC2
13 books
• 3 Folio Society books
• 5 Kindle books
• 5 Printed books
(reported September 25th)

book-a-neer
20 books
• 3 1001 books
• 15 Other Fiction books
• 2 Nonfiction books
Finished: The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde; Lust Caution by Eileen Chang; Message in a Bottle by Valerie Zenatti; Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block; The Aitch Factor by Susan Butler; The Kingdom of this World by Alejo Carpentier; Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood; The Ponds of Kalambayi by Mike Tidwell; Bel Canto by Ann Patchett; Eva Luna by Isabel Allende; The Other Hand by Chris Cleave; Ceremony in Death by J D Robb
Total: Other Fiction: 8 of 15; Non-fiction: 3 of 2; 1001: 1 of 3
Current Book: (reported December 27th)

Fifna

7 books or 2100pp

Finished: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy; The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman; Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami; The Outcast by Sadie Jones; Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym; The Gordian Knot by Bernhard Schlink; Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz; The House at Midnight
Total: Books: 7 of 7; Pages: 2269 of 2100pp
(reported December 26th)

tanne79
7 books
• 4 TBRs ( Die Larve by Jo Nesbo; Die Frauen, die er kannte by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt; Die verborgene Sprache der Blumen by Vanessa Diffenbaugh; Rettungslos by Simone van der Vlugt)
• 3 Others
Finished: Rettungslos by Simone van der Vlugt; Die verborgene Sprache der Blumen by Vanessa Diffenbaugh; Nichts bleibt je vergessen by Claudia Vilshöfer; Die Larve by Jo Nesbø
Total: TBRs: 3 of 4; Others: 1 of 3
Current Books: (reported December 7th)