2018 Reading Challenge Progress

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my 2018 shelf:
Dana's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (2018 shelf)


The Author Love Challenge

Commitment level: 5 books by James Baldwin

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. Book one
  2. Book two
  3. Book three
  4. Book four
  5. Book five

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Back to the Classics Challenge

Commitment level: 6 books

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen (re-read a favorite classic)
  2. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle (children’s classic)
  3. The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne (19th-century classic)
  4. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (classic crime story)
  5. The Great Gatsby (20th-century classic)
  6. Book six

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British Books ChallengeBritish Books Challenge

Commitment level: 5 books

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  2. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
  3. The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde
  5. Book five

Sign up for the challenge here.

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Foodies Read Challenge

Foodies Read Challenge

Commitment level: 6 books (one every other month)
n.b.: This challenge does not have a specific commitment level, so I have set my own.

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. The Cooking Gene, Michael Twitty
  2. Salt Fat Acid Heat, Samin Nosrat
  3. The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook, Jim Lahey with Maya Joseph
  4. My Bread, Jim Lahey with Rick Flaste
  5. Book five
  6. Book six

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Historical Fiction Challenge

Commitment level: 5 books

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood (1800’s Canada)
  2. In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner (1970’s Cambodia)
  3. The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton (17th-century Netherlands)
  4. Book four
  5. Book five

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Literary Voyage Around the World

Commitment level: 25 books

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen (United Kingdom)
  2. Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood (Canada)
  3. In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner (Cambodia)
  4. The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton (Netherlands)
  5. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (Croatia)
  6. Book six
  7. Book seven
  8. Book eight
  9. Book nine
  10. Book ten
  11. Book eleven
  12. Book twelve
  13. Book thirteen
  14. Book fourteen
  15. Book fifteen
  16. Book sixteen
  17. Book seventeen
  18. Book eighteen
  19. Book nineteen
  20. Book twenty
  21. Book twenty-one
  22. Book twenty-two
  23. Book twenty-three
  24. Book twenty-four
  25. Book twenty-five

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Monthly Motif Challenge

Commitment level: 12 books

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. January: Diversity Your Reading—The Cooking Gene, Michael Twitty
  2. February: One Word—Stonewall, Martin Duberman
  3. March: Travel the World—The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton (Netherlands)
  4. April: Read Locally
  5. May: Book to Screen
  6. June: Crack the Case
  7. July: Vacation Reads
  8. August: Award Winners
  9. September: Don’t Turn Out the Light
  10. October: New or Old
  11. November: Family
  12. December: Wrapping It Up

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The Chronological Sherlock Holmes ChallengeThe Chronological Sherlock Holmes Challenge

Commitment level: all four novels and 56 short stories

Challenge chronology can be found here. Review linkups can be found at this tag.

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Share a Tea ChallengeShare-a-Tea Reading Challenge

Commitment level: 10 books
n.b.: This challenge has no specific commitment level, so I am creating one based on how much tea I will probably drink and the typical weather in New England (I don’t drink as much tea in warm weather.)

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. Salt Fat Acid Heat, Samin Nosrat (I enjoyed at least one cup of Charles Dickens’s Black Tea Blend by Simpson & Vail as I read this book.)
  2. In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner (countless cups of good old Bigelow’s Constant Comment and Simpson & Vail’s Jane Austen Black Tea Blend)
  3. Book three
  4. Book four
  5. Book five
  6. Book six
  7. Book seven
  8. Book eight
  9. Book nine
  10. Book ten

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2018 Where Am I Reading?

Settings and locations for all the books I read in 2018.

Take a look at my 2017 Reading Progress Page.