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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Thirty-Third edition (July-September, 2015)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

Nu-Knees
9 books
• 6 TBR non-fiction books – 2 per month (Georgette Heyer by Jennifer Kloester; The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot by Rebecca Mead; Rebel Queen: How the Trial of Caroline Brought England to the Brink of Revolution by Jane Robins; The Inn at the Top by Neil Hanson; Ladies of the Grand Tour by Brian Dolan; Magna Carta by Dan Jones)
• 3 non-fiction books according to the Dewey decimal system – 1 per month (700s: You Are The Music: How Music Reveals What It Means To Be Human by Victoria Williamson; 800s: Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self by Joseph Galliano, ed.; 900s: Walking Home by Clare Balding )
Finished: The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot by Rebecca Mead; Georgette Heyer by Jennifer Kloester; You Are The Music: How Music Reveals What It Means To Be Human by Victoria Williamson; The Inn at the Top by Neil Hanson; Rebel Queen: How the Trial of Caroline Brought England to the Brink of Revolution by Jane Robins; Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self by Joseph Galliano, ed.; Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman; Walking Home by Clare Balding; Ladies of the Grand Tour by Brian Dolan; Magna Carta by Dan Jones
Total: Non-fiction TBRs: 6 of 6 ; Dewey: 3+1 of 3
(reported September 11th)

Ibis3

10 books
• 4 CanLit Challenge books (Under the Ribs of Death by John Marlyn; Execution by Colin McDougall; The Double Hook by Sheila Watson; Mad Shadows by Marie-Claire Blais)
• 6 TBRs (A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss; A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope; The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson; Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie)
• Books Zeta, Eta, and Theta of Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle
• Raymond Chandler or Star Trek story (“The Infinite Vulcan” by Alan Dean Foster)
• Chapters 16-30 of Canadian Poetry 1920 to 1960 by Brian Trehearne

Finished: Under the Ribs of Death by John Marlyn; “The Infinite Vulcan” by Alan Dean Foster; A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr; A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss; Execution by Colin McDougall; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; The Double Hook by Sheila Watson; The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson; Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
Total: CanLit: 3 of 4; TBR Selections: 1 of 3; TBRs: 5 of 6
Current Books: Canadian Poetry 1920 to 1960 by Brian Trehearne @c. 7 of 15; Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope @min. 431 of 1240; Mad Shadows by Marie-Claire Blais @p.34 of 128; Metaphysica (Metaphysics) by Aristotle @8 of 117pp (reported September 27th)


minesayn

16 books
• 3 Library Book Group books (Zealot by Reza Aslan; Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver)
• 6 ARC Giveaway books (Behold a Rainbow by Susan Lovell; Seduced by Innocence by Karpov Kinrade; The House of Hawthorne by Erika Robuck; Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill; Meet Me at the Beach by V.J. Sykes; The Sound of Glass by Karen White)
• 6 BC Registered books (Jinx by Jennifer Estep; Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep; Maurpikios Fiddler: The True Meaning of Magic by M.J. Logan; The Knight’s Wife by Nick Shamhart; Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman; Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland)
Stolen Child by Suzanne Kelly

Finished: The Knight's Wife by Nick Shamhart; Zealot by Reza Aslan; The House of Hawthorne by Erika Robuck; Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill; Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep; Jinx by Jennifer Estep; Seduced by Innocence by Karpov Kinrade & Alex Lux; Behold a Rainbow by Susan Lovell; Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline; Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman; Meet Me at the Beach by V.J. Sykes; The Sound of Glass by Karen White; Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver; Maurpikios Fiddler: The True Meaning of Magic by M.J. Logan; Stolen Child by Suzanne Kelly
Total: BCers: 5 of 6; Library Group: 3 of 3 ; ARC: 6 of 6; Kelly: 1 of 1
Current Books: (reported September 28th)

gypsysmom
30 books
• 15 TBRs
• 15 Others
4 episodes of Ulysses by James Joyce
Finished: Fifth Business by Robertson Davies; Ulysses by James Joyce, Episode 9; The Anatomy of Death by Felicity Young; Verandah People by Jonathan Bennett; Redshirts by John Scalzi; Please, Mr. Einstein; Superposition by David Walton; The Girl in the Wall by Alison Preston; The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon; The Best Australian Stories 2006 by Robert Drewe, ed.; An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor; The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland; Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan; Ulysses by James Joyce, Episode 10; Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco; The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion; That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott; The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker; Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz; Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon; Ulysses by James Joyce, Episode 11; A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows; Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile; The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne; Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs; Ulysses by James Joyce, Episode 12; A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale; Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young; Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley; Cloudstreet by Tim Winton; Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks; The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide; Penguin Australian Summer Stories by Various Authors; A Darkening Stain by Robert Wilson
Total: TBRs: 15 of 15; Ulysses: 4 of 4; Others: 15 of 15
(reported September 30th)

NancyNova

10 books

Finished: Alex: The Life of a Child by Frank Deford; Finishing Becca by Ann Rinaldi; The Winter without Milk by Jane Avrich; Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez; The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks; The Lost Garden by Katherine Swartz; Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
Total: 7 of 10
Current Books: Letters to the Editor by Gerard Stropnicky, et al, eds.; The Locket: Escape from Deseret by Adell Harvey; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (reported September 9th)

lane1088

21 books
• 18 TBRs
• 3 Bookclub books

Finished: The Midwife's Tale by Samuel S. Thomas; Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs; The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly; Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs; Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers; The Blackhouse by Peter May; A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander; Shoot to Thrill by P.J. Tracy; Hyperion by Dan Simmons; The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons; Stiches in Time by Elizabeth Peters; Shadow of the Scorpion by Neal Asher; Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson; Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs; Ancient Shores by Jack McDevitt; The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt & Mike Resnick; The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde; The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling; Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers; Death of a Stranger by Anne Perry; Ringworld by Larry Niven
Total: Bookclubs: 3 of 3; TBRs: 19 of 18
(reported September 30th)

bluenoser
18 books Finished: The Other Hand by Chris Cleave; A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell; Leave No Stone Unturned by Jeanne Glidewell; Three Stories by Alan Bennett; The Nine Giants by Edward Marston; The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff; Innocent in Las Vegas by A. R. Winters; The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett; The Abbot's Gibbet by Michael Jecks; The Long Way Home by Louise Penny; Yesterday's Gone: Season One by Sean Platt, David Wright; The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell; Postscripts to Darkness 5 by Ed. Sean Moreland; The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker; Ignorance by Michele Roberts; Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani; Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky; Murder at the Rocks by Jill Paterson
Total: 18 of 18
(reported August 31st)

Diane-Fraser

12 books
• 4 BookCrossed books (Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline; Snapshot by Craig Robertson; LOST 3: Signs of Life by Frank Thompson; Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult)
• 4 TBRs (Once in a House on Fire by Andrea Ashworth; Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson; Winter in Madrid by CJ Sansom; Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope)
• 4 World Book Night books (Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell; Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen; Small Island by Andrea Levy; The Take by Martina Cole)

Finished: LOST 3: Signs of Life by Frank Thompson; Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult; Death in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope; The Take by Martina Cole; Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen; Once in a House on Fire by Andrea Ashworth; Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell; Winter in Madrid by CJ Sansom
Total: BC: 2 of 4; TBRs: 2 of 4; WBN: 4 of 4
Current Books: Small Island by Andrea Levy (reported September 18th)

Katethegreyt
16 books
Finished: Cell by Stephen King; Duma Key by Stephen King; Beloved by Toni Morrison; Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen; Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.
Total: 5 of 16
Current Books:The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters (reported September 28th)

Lamilla

12 books
• 2 Audiobooks/Audioplays
• 1 book in German
• 6 BC books
• 2 SIY32 books (Arkadien erwacht (Arkadien #1) by Kai Meyer; Ich will es doch auch!: (K)ein Beziehungs-Roman by Ellen Berg)
• 3 Others

Finished: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling; Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts; Doctor Who: Dark Eyes by Nicholas Briggs; Torchwood: The Conspiracy by David Llewellyn
Total: Other: 3 of 3; BC: 2 of 6; Audiobooks/Plays: 2 of 3
Current Books: Arkadien erwacht (Arkadien #1) by Kai Meyer @75%; Ich will es doch auch!: (K)ein Beziehungs-Roman by Ellen Berg; die Welle by Morton Rhue; Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (reported September 25th)

Extreme-Reader

24 books
• 15 Novels
• 3 Biographies/Autobiographies/Memoirs
• 3 Other Nonfiction books
• 2 Plays
• 1 Nineteenth Century book

Finished: How a Gunman Says Goodbye by Malcolm Mackay; Playground Duty by Ned Manning; The Sudden Arrival of Violence by Malcolm Mackay; Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon; One Day by David Nicholls; The Memory Box by Sarah Webb; Close Call by Stella Rimington; Cult Insanity by Irene Spencer; The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Total: Novels: 8 of 15; Bios: 2 of 3
Current Books: True Stories from the Land of Divorce by Nelly Zola and Renata Singer (reported August 5th)

Aberpeter

10 books

Finished: A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez
Total: 1 of 10
Current Books: (reported July 17th)

Fifna

10 books or 3000pp

Finished: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen; A Son of the Circus by John Irving; Fatherland by Robert Harris The Sherlockian by Graham Moore; Address Unknown by Kressmann Taylor; 140pp of Satantango by László Krasznahorkhai
Total: Books: 5 of 10; Pages: 2226 of 3000pp
Current Book: Ignorance by Milan Kundera (reported September 22nd)

book-a-neer
20 books
• 3 1001 books
• 15 Other Fiction books
• 2 Nonfiction books
(reported July 1st)

Flutterbies9

15 books
• 12 pre-2015 TBRs
• 3 Other TBRs

Finished: Random Thoughts by Chris Corcoran; A Touch of Mortality by Ann Granger; The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B Parker; An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson; Vienna Blood by Frank Tallis; The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar; Dragonwell Dead by Laura Childs; The Collaborator by Margaret Leroy; The Perfect Princess by Elizabeth Thornton; A Haunt of Murder by Paul Doherty; Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; The Wildfire Season by Andrew Pyper; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
Total: Other TBRs: 3 of 3; Pre-2015 TBRs: 10 of 12
Current Books: (reported September 14th)

BeckyLizz

15 books

Finished: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes; About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk; No Cure For Love by Jean Fullerton
Total: 4 of 15
Current Book: Dublin 4 by Maeve Binchy; Trash by Andy Mulligan (reported September 6th)