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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Thirty-First edition (January-March, 2015)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

Nu-Knees
6 books
• 3 TBR non-fiction books – 1 per month (Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson; Mary Tudor, The First Queen by Linda Porter; Daisy, the Life and Loves of the Countess of Warwick by Sushila Anand)
• 3 non-fiction books according to the Dewey decimal system – 1 per month (100s: Thoughts on the Meaning of Life and Leaving a Legacy by Julia Neuberger; 200s Mother of God, A History of the Virgin Mary by Miri Rubin; 300s: Ban This Filth: Mary Whitehouse and the Battle to Keep Britain Innocent by Ben Thompson)
Finished: Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson; Thoughts on the Meaning of Life and Leaving a Legacy by Julia Neuberger; Mother of God, A History of the Virgin Mary by Miri Rubi; Mary Tudor, The First Queen by Linda Porter; Daisy, the Life and Loves of the Countess of Warwick by Sushila Anand; Ban This Filth: Mary Whitehouse and the Battle to Keep Britain Innocent by Ben Thompson
Total: Non-fiction TBRs: 3 of 3; Dewey: 3 of 3
(reported March 21st)

NancyNova

12 books

Finished: Honeymoon with my Brother by Frank Wisner; Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin; Hello Love by Karen McQuestion; The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields; Joanna's Husband and David's Wife by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey; The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll; Inhale-Exhale by Diane Shankle; Jigs & Reels by Joanne Harris; Down at the End of the River by Angus Woodward; Lake News by Barbara Delinsky; Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat A Short History of Tractors in the Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Total: 12 of 12
(reported March 18th)

Lamilla

15 books
• 5 BC books (Vampire Conditions by Brian Allen Carr; The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde; The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde; The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro)
• 3 Audiobooks/Audioplays (The List by Siobhan Vivian; Lexicon by Max Barry; The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster)
• 3 books originally written in Russian
• 1 book in a language other than Russian or English (Der Nussknacker by E.T.A. Hoffmann)
• 3 Others (Hector and the Search for Happiness (Hector's Journeys) by Francois Lelord; Sleeping With the Enemy by Nancy Price; King Rat by China Miéville)

Finished: Vampire Conditions by Brian Allen Carr; The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde; Hector and the Search for Happiness (Hector's Journeys) by Francois Lelord; The List by Siobhan Vivian; The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde; Lexicon by Max Barry; King Rat by China Miéville; Der Nussknacker by E.T.A. Hoffmann; The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
Total: BC: 5 of 5; Other: 2 of 3; Audiobooks/Plays: 2 of 3
Current Books:  The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster; Sleeping With the Enemy by Nancy Price @50% (reported February 27th)

ask-ask

11 books
Als wärs ein Stück by Carl Zuckmayer
• 1 book by Goëthe
• 1 French book
• 4 books for the 1000 Books Challenge
• 4 Others

Finished: Als wärs ein Stück by Carl Zuckmayer; True Confessions by Sue Townsend; Wilhelm Tell by Freidrich Schiller; Alice, wie Daniel sie sah by Sarah Butler; Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin; Nora oder Ein Puppenheim by Henrik Ibsen; Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll; Anna Göldin by Eveline Hasler; Un chat médium nommé Oscar by Dr David Dosa; Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Total: Zuckmayer: 1 of 1; Others: 4 of 4; 1000 Books: 4 of 4; French: 1 of 1
Current Books: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre by Goëthe @p. 590 of 650 (reported March 31st)

minesayn

15 books
• 3 Library Book Group books (The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom; The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier; Wild by Cheryl Strayd)
• 4 BC books (Hidden by Catherine McKenzie; A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly; The List by Siobhan Vivian; Dead Game by James Neal Harvey)
• 8 ARC Giveaway books (Independently Wealthy by Lorrain Zago Rosenthal; The Big Crowd by Kevin Baker; Every Time I Think of You by Tracey Garvis Graves; His Kind of Perfect by Kinsley Gibb; The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander; A Promise by Daylight by Alison DeLaine; Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks; On the Way to Everywhere by Kirsten B. Feldman)

Finished: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom; Hidden by Catherine McKenzie; On the Way to Everywhere by Kirsten B. Feldman; A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly; The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier; The List by Siobhan Vivian; The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander; Every Time I Think of You by Tracey Garvis Graves; Wild by Cheryl Strayd; A Promise by Daylight by Alison DeLaine; Dead Game by James Neal Harvey; His Kind of Perfect by Kinsley Gibb; Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks; Independently Wealthy by Lorrain Zago Rosenthal; The Big Crowd by Kevin Baker
Total: Library Group: 3 of 3; BCers: 3 of 4; ARC: 7 of 8
Current Books: (reported March 31st)

T02S03B11D20

16 books
A Dance With Dragons
• 15 TBRs

Finished: Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris; The Highway by C. J. Box; Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot; Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King; Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington; Murderous Matrimony by Jim and Joyce Lavene; Snowblind by Christopher Golden; Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris; Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett; White Fire by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston; Learn Me Good by John Pearson; Hex Marks the Spot by Madelyn Alt; Bewitching Boots by Jim and Joyce Lavene; The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre by Elisabeth Crabtree; Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Total: TBRs: 15 of 15
Current Books: (reported March 6th)

Ibis3

13 books
• 5 CanLit Challenge books (The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore; Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler; Street of Riches by Gabrielle Roy; Love and Salt Water by Ethel Wilson; The Sacrifice by Adele Wiseman)
• 5 TBRs (Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie; The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket; What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell by Erwin Schrödinger; She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith; Thoughts on the Education of Daughters by Mary Wollstonecraft)
• 3 SIY30 books (The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian; The Looking Glass War by John le Carré; Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson)
3 selections from TBRs
• Books Zeta and Eta of Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle
• Raymond Chandler or Star Trek story (“The Lorelei Signal” by Alan Dean Foster)
• Chapters 1-5 of Canadian Poetry 1920 to 1960 by Brian Trehearne

Finished: Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson; The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian; The Looking Glass War by John le Carré; Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie; The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore; The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket; What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell by Erwin Schrödinger; Canadian Poetry 1920 to 1960 by Brian Trehearne c. 1-5; Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler; She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith; “The Lorelei Signal” by Alan Dean Foster; Thoughts on the Education of Daughters by Mary Wollstonecraft; Street of Riches by Gabrielle Roy; Love and Salt Water by Ethel Wilson
Total: SIY30: 3 of 3; TBRs: 5 of 5; CanLit: 4 of 5; TBR Selections: 2 of 3
Current Books: Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle @5 of 85pp; The Sacrifice by Adele Wiseman @p.74 of 411 (reported March 30th)


gypsysmom
30 books:
• 20 TBRs
• 10 books from the Library
4 episodes of Ulysses by James Joyce
Finished: A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer; Tell by Frances Itani; Feed my Dear Dogs by Emma Richler; And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini; My October by Claire Holden Rothman; Survival of the Flirting Impaired by Linda Guest; Tracks by Robyn Davidson; Stolen by Lucy Christopher; Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta; The Many-Coloured Land: A Return to Ireland by Christopher Koch; Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett; The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters; The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt; Back Channel by Stephen L. Carter; Family Baggage by Monica McInerney; Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie; The Long Way Home by Louise Penny; MaddAdam by Margaret Atwood; The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King; Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson; Ulysses by James Joyce, episodes 1-4; The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Blood is Dirt by Robert Wilson; The Summer of Dead Toys by Antonio Hill; Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson; Butterfly Lost by David Cole; The Birds of Pandemonium by Michele Raffin; The Killing Maze by David Cole; Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill; Stalking Moon by David Cole; Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
Total: Library: 10 of 10; Ulysses: 4 of 4; TBRs: 20 of 20
(reported March 31st)

Katethegreyt
15 books
• 3 SIY30 books (The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter; Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright; The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton)
• 12 Others
Finished: Perfume by Patrick Suskind; We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride; The Bells by Richard Harvell; The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter; Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett; The Second Mrs. Gioconda by E.L. Konigsburg; Vermeer by Sandra Forty; The Wind Blows Backward by Mary Downing Hahn; Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid; The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo; The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith; Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh; The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Total: Others: 12 of 12; SIY30: 2 of 3
(reported March 28th)

bluenoser
18 books
• 3 books from Nu-Knees (The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir; The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney; The Prophecy of Death by Michael Jecks)
• 15 Other TBRs
Finished: The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney; The Hundred Years War by Desmond Seward; The Whole Day Through by Patrick Gale; The Prophecy of Death by Michael Jecks; Wilful Behaviour by Donna Leon; The Subtle Serpent by Peter Tremayne; A Certain Age by Elizabeth Buchan The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir; The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde; 10-lb Penalty by Dick Francis Shadow Play by Frances Fyfield; Black Diamond by Martin Walker; Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M. C. Beaton; The Spider's Web by Peter Tremayne; 1356 by Bernard Cornwell; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy by Barbara Vine; The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith; Spy in Chancery by Paul Doherty
Total: Nu-Knees: 3 of 3; TBRs: 15 of 15
(reported March 23rd)

Diane-Fraser

12 books
• 4 SIY30 books (The Damned United by David Peace; Revelation by C.J Sansom; Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult; Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell)
• 4 BookCrossed books (Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers by M.C Beaton; I'm Watching You by Karen Rose; This Bleeding City by Alex Preston; Cat and Mouse by James Patterson)
• 4 TBRs (Never Go Back by Lee Child; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams; Time for a Change by Erica James; Not Dead Enough by Peter James)

Finished: The Damned United by David Peace; Agatha Raisin: Hiss and Hers by M.C Beaton; Cat and Mouse by James Patterson; Not Dead Enough by Peter James; This Bleeding City by Alex Preston; Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Total: SIY30: 2 of 4; BC: 3 of 4; TBRs: 1 of 4
Current Books: I'm Watching You by Karen Rose (reported March 8th)

Aberpeter

15 books
• 10 TBRs
• 5 Audiobooks

Finished: Healer by Carol Cassella; Girls of a Tender Age by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith; The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman; The Reader by Bernhard Schlink; Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto; Spilt Milk by Chico Buarque; Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner; Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson; Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; Delhi is Not Far by Ruskin Bond; In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick; The Collectors by David Baldacci; Alone by Lisa Gardner; Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
Total: TBRs: 10 of 10; Audiobooks: 5 of 5
(reported March 14th)

lane1088

15 books
• 12 TBRs
• 3 Bookclub books

Finished: Return to Mars by Ben Bova; Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle; Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris; The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstøl; An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan; The Drop by Michael Connelly; The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury; The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood; Ringing in Murder by Kate Kingsbury; The Golden Age by John C. Wright; Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton; The Black Box by Michael Connelly; Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan; These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan; A Sudden, Fearful Death by Anne Perry; Triplanetary by E.E. "Doc" Smith; Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd; Seven For a Secret by Lyndsay Faye; Oddessy by Jack McDevitt; A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh; White Night by Jim Butcher; Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs; The Nursing-Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh
Total: TBRs: 20 of 12; Bookclubs: 3 of 3
(reported March 21st)

BeckyLizz

12 books

Finished: My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle; Immortal City by Scott Speer; Sari 'n' Chips by Ram Gidoomal; Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer; The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick; Buddha Da by Anne Donovan; How Not To Shop by Carmen Reid; The Single Girl's To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk; A Passage To India by E. M. Forster; Crazy in Love by Chrissie Manby; Where Did It All Go Right? By Andrew Collins; Handling Sin by Michael Malone
Total: 12 of 12
(reported March 30th)

Fifna

8 books or 2400pp

Finished: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham; Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym; Brief Loves That Live Forever by Andreï Makine; The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen; Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen; PAAZ by Myrthe van der Meer; Codex by Lev Grossman; Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library) by A.F. Harrold; The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Total: Books: 9 of 8; Pages: 2622 of 2400pp
(reported March 21st)

dutch-book

24 books
• 3 BC books self registered in 2007 – 1 per month
• 3 BC books registered by other BCers in 2007, 2008, or 2009 – 1 per month
• 18 Others

Finished: Tune in Anytime by Caroline B. Cooney; Fathers & Sons by Richard Madeley; Piercing by Ryu Murakami; Woede by Salman Rushdie; One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson; Het geheim van de schrijver by Renate Dorrestein; Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry; Unusually Stupid Americans by Ross Petras; First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde; Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger; One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde; When Dreams Travel by Githa Hariharan; Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson
Total: Other: 10 of 18; BCers 2007-9: 3 of 3
Current Books: Honderd jaar eenzaamheid by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer (reported March 31st)

NICNIC2
13 books
Finished: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami; The Quick by Lauren Owen; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North; The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Total: 7 of 13
Current Books: Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (reported March 28th)

Izzy5000

20 books
• 10 BC TBRs
• 8 Owned Unread books
• 2 Kindle books

Finished: After the Quake by Haruki Murakami; Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore; Sunshine by Robin McKinley; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato; Blue is For Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz; Silver is For Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz; White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz; Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz; 10 Short Stories You Must Read This Year; Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Total: BC TBRs: 6 of 10; Kindle: 1 of 2: Own TBRs: 4 of 8
Current Books: The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory (reported March 8th)

book-a-neer
18 books
• 1 1001 books
• 15 Other Fiction books
• 2 Nonfiction books
Finished: Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner; The Green Mill Murder by Kerry Greenwood; Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood; Juno and Juliet by Julian Gough; A Taste for It by Monica McInerney; Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro; The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry; Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson; Perfume by Patrick Suskind; Angels of Burma by Dianne Sloggett; Immaculate Deception by Reg Gadney; Akimbo and the Crocodile Man by Alexander McCall Smith; Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly; The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill; About a Boy by Nick Hornby; No-Name Bird by Josef Vondra; Robe of Skulls by Vivian French; The Discovery of the Palau Islands by Dr. Paul Dale
Total: Other Fiction: 15 of 15; 1001: 1 of 1; Nonfiction: 2 of 2
(reported March 17th)

tempestsans
13 books Finished: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett; The Killing Dance by Laurell K Hamilton; Micah by Laurell K Hamilton; Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K Hamilton; Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen; Cop Town by Karin Slaughter; Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner; Hit List by Laurell K Hamilton; Kiss the Dead by Laurell K Hamilton; Garden of Beasts by Jeffrey Deaver; Playing the Dozens by William D Pease; All That Remains by Bruce Brooks; Circus of the Damned by Laurell K Hamilton
Total: 13 of 13 (reported March 11th)

geileis

10 TBRs

Finished: Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie; Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Total: 2 of 10
Current Books: Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon @[post] c.5 (reported February 16th)

Flutterbies9

10 books
• 5 TBRs
• 5 Others

Finished: Sister Assassin by Kiersten White; Perfect Lies by Kiersten White; The Gathering by Anne Enright; Dead Wood by Chris Longmuir; The Yacobian Building by Alaa Al Aswany; August Heat by Andrea Camilleri; The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling; The Hostage Room by Lynne Heitman;  A Deadly Row by Casey Mayes; 1923: A Memoir by Harry Leslie Smith; Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst
Total: TBRs: 6 of 5; Other: 5 of 5
(reported March 30th)

sshahid
9 TBRs (The Enemy by Lee Child; Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder; The Templar Revelation by Clive Prince and Lynn Picknett; I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson; 61 Hours by Lee Child; The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall; 11.22.63 by Stephen King; The Devil's Elixer by Raymond Khoury; Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres) Current Book: The Devil's Elixer by Raymond Khoury (reported February 20th)