2019 Challenge HQ

This is the headquarters for all the reading challenges I sign up for in 2019.

Back To The Classics Challenge (12 books)


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Classic in Translation:
Ariosto's Orlando FuriosoHmm, the first substitution already...

Classic Play:

Classic from Africa:
Ngugi wa Thiong'o's The River Between. Though I still mean to read more Mahfouz... 

Classic From A Place You've Lived:

Classic From the Americas:
Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano. Set in Mexico, written (mostly) in Canada.

20th Century Classic:




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Roof Beam Reader TBR Challenge (12 books with 2 alternates)


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2.) Marisha Pessl/Special Topics in Calamity Physics
3.) Xialou Guo/A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
4.) John Hollander/Spectral Emanations: New and Selected Poems
5.) Brad Leithauser/Darlington's Fall
6.) Anne Sexton/The Complete Poems
8.) Dorothy Baker/Young Man With A Horn
9.) Christopher Priest/Inverted World
10.) Michael Bond/Monsieur Pamplemousse Omnibus, Vol. 1
11.) Sparkle Hayter/The Last Manly Man
12.) Ngaio Marsh/Overture to Death

Alternates:

2.) Jules Verne/Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea


Just the Facts, Ma'am Vintage Mystery Challenge Golden Era (6 books)


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Where: Ellis Peters' Fallen Into The Pit (Set in a small village)
When: Ngaio Marsh' Overture To Death (During a performance)
Who: Ronald Knox's The Footsteps at the Lock (Professional sleuth)
Why: Margery Allingham's Mystery Mile (Author not from your country)



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Where: Agatha Christie's At Bertram's Hotel (Set in a capitol city: London)
Why: Sara Paretsky's Indemnity Only (Author from your country: US)

Read it again, Sam Challenge (16 books)



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4.) Don Marquis' archy and mehitabel.
5.) Alexandra Oliver's Meeting the Tormentors in the Safeway.
9.) J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
10.) J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring

Mount TBR Challenge (60 books)



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23.) Penelope Lively's The Road To Lichfield
24.) Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger

Chunkster Challenge (100 points)


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5 (Non-fiction) + 1 (translated)
Total Cumulative Points: 6
2.) Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. 658 pages.
5 (Adult) + 1 (translated) + 2 (before 1800)
Total Cumulative Points: 14
5 (Adult)
Total Cumulative Points: 19
5 (Adult)
Total Cumulative Points: 24
5.) John Fowles' The Magus. 668 pages.
5 (Adult)
Total Cumulative Points: 29
5 (Non-fiction)
Total Cumulative Points: 34
5 (Adult)
Total Cumulative Points: 39
8.) Dan Simmons' Hyperion. 477 pages.
5 (Adult) + 1 (Second new to me author)
Total Cumulative Points: 45
5 (Adult) + 1 (translated)
Total Cumulative Points: 51
5 (Adult) + 1 (translated)
Total Cumulative Points: 57
11.) J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. 531 pages.
5 (Adult)
Total Cumulative Points: 62


plus a link to my multi-year Classics Club Challenge


Books read this year:


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