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~* The 250 Book Challenge *~

 

What it says in the title! I challenge you to read 250 books in a year. Think you can do it? Get reading!

 

The Rules:

 

1. You have between August 1st 2020 (00:00am GMT), and July 31st 2021 (at 11:59pm GMT) to read 250 books. There are smaller milestones for those of us who can't/won't reach the 250 mark, and to help participants feel like they're getting somewhere.

 

2. You can join at any time during the year, but you still only have until July 31st 2020 to reach the target! You can start straight away, we'll try and add you as soon as possible, if you've been left off the list or your username is misspelled, feel free to shoot me a PM or just say it on this thread.

 

3. Books that you've read and finished before your join date do not count, even if you join after August 1st. (E.g. you join on 3rd Sept - you can only count books from 3rd September onwards).

 

4. Reply to this thread once you've finished a book with the code below. You can, if you like, give a short review and/or a rating, but please don't reveal spoilers as others may not have read it.

 

5. If you've just started a book, or are half way through one when you begin the challenge, then that will count towards your total.

 

6. The only books that do not count are textbooks, or books with less than 100 pages. So you can read children books (provided they meet the 100 page mark), young adult, biographies etc. Any genre is accepted. Manga is only accepted if it's 500 pages or more. Online unpublished fiction (not fanfiction) is allowed if it has 20,000 words or more (please post the link to the story and the number of words, however if the story could be considered unsuitable for minors post the link via PM).

 

7. Re-reads count, though I would prefer it if you label them as such (just for the records). Each time you re-read a book it counts as a point.

 

8. Participants are listed below, with their current book count next to their usernames.

 

9. There is no way to prove or disprove you've read the books you say you have, so please, I ask that you be honest (^^) I will, however usually check the page length of books - someone's gotta keep an eye on you lot!

 

10. Get reading and have fun! *shoos you*

 

11.  You can write a summary of the book you read but it has to be in less than 100 words, but more than 10 words. It's not mandatory but it would be nice if you do. 

 

 

[b]Book Number:[/b]
[b]Number Of Pages:[/b]
[b]Book Title:[/b]
[b]Author:[/b]
[b]Summary:[/b] (optional)
[b]Rating:[/b] (optional)
[b]Review:[/b] (optional)
 

 

 

 

Example:

Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages:500

Book Title: Go Dog Go!

Author: P.D. Eastman

Summary: This book entails a story of a dog that runs, the dog is the main character of this story and the author expresses how the dogs feels beautiful. (Never read this book before in my life; but you catch my drift)

Rating: 5/5

Review: --

 

 

Many people got busy over the duration of the challenge, so to help new budding readers when you reach one of our milestones they will be a graphic given to you marking your commitment.

 

Milestones

 

1

 

5

 

10

 

25

 

50

 

75

 

100

 

125

 

150

 

175

 

200

 

225

 

250

 

FAQ

 

Q: My name/full book number is not on the list.

A: Everything after an update won't be on the list until the next update. However, if there has been an update and you notice something is still missing, either repost or PM me.

 

Q: Can I post books even though I'm not on the list yet?

A: If you posted a sign up post, you can start counting books as soon as you finish them.

 

Q: Can I count comic books when they have less than 500 pages but are part of a series?

A: In this case, if you can reach 500 pages by adding several books of the same series, it will count. Example of what you can post as the title: The Walking Dead vol. 1-4.

 

Q: What counts as a re-read?

A: Any book that you've read more than once during the challenge.

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Participants and book total 

 

Catstaff: 58

Lagie: 31

Little-Star: 10

GhostMouse: 3

Purpledragonclaw: 10

tnoelemaK: 60

 

2019-2020 participants and total book count:

(deleted those who signed up but haven't post finished books)

 

Catstaff 250

Little-Star 41

GhostMouse 30

Purpledragonclaw 31

SaltySenpai 1

Water_Angel 24

 

Books read:

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Andrzej Sapkowski

Den sista önskningen (The Last Wish) - tnoelamaK

Ödets svärd (Sword of Destiny) - tnoelamaK

Adrienne Kisner

Dear Rachel Maddow - Lagie

Alan Bradley

Speaking from Among the Bones - Lagie

Alex Tremm

Meganyia - Little-Star

Alexander McCall Smith

The Cleaverness of Ladies - Lagie

Aldous Hurlex

Brave New World - catstaff

Alison Stine

Road out of Winter - tnoelamaK

Amy Clipston

The Bake Shop : An Amish Marketplace Novel - Lagie

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty - Catstaff

Angela Y. Davis

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - tnoelamaK

Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give - tnoelamaK

B.A. Paris

Bring me Back - tnoelamaK

Bella Falls

Barbecue & Brooms - tnoelamaK

Collards & Cauldrons - tnoelamaK

Fried Chicken & Fangs - tnoelamaK

Moonshine & Magic - tnoelamaK

Sweet Tea & Spells - tnoelamaK

Ben Crump

Open Season : Legalized Genocide of Colored People - tnoelamaK

Bertrice Small

A Moment in Time - Catstaff

Dangerous Pleasure - Catstaff

Enchantress Mine - Catstaff

Forbidden Pleasure - Catstaff

Guilty Pleasure - Catstaff

Love Wild and Fair - Catstaff

Passionate Pleasure - Catstaff

Phillipa - Catstaff

Private PLeasures - Catstaff

Rosamund - Catstaff

Sudden Pleasure - Catstaff

The Last Heiress - Catstaff

Until You - Catstaff

Beverly Lewis

The Bridesmaid - Catstaff

The Ebb Tide - Catstaff

The Fiddler - Catstaff

The Last Bride - Catstaff

The Guardian - Catstaff

The Secret Keeper - Catstaff

C.J. Cherryh

The Pride of Chanur - Catstaff

C.J. Skuse

Sweetpea - tnoelamaK

C.L. Taylor

The Accident - tnoelamaK

Camilla Sten

Arvtagaren - tnoelamaK

Carol O'Connell

Bone by Bone - Lagie

Carole Matthews

The Sweetest Taboo - Lagie

Caroline Erikkson

De försvunna - tnoelemaK

Carolly Erickson

The Unfaithful Queen - Catstaff

Charles Martin

The Mountain Between Us - Lagie

Christy Sloat

The Archivist - tnoelamaK

The Librarian - tnoelamaK

Colleen Houck

The Lantern's Ember - tnoelemaK

Carolyne Keene

A Nancy Drew Christmas - tnoelamaK

D.N. Hoxa

Storm Witch - tnoelamaK

Daniel Dafoe

A Journal of the PLague Year - Catstaff

Dave Pelzer

Pojken som kallades Det - tnoelemaK

David Attenborough

Life on Air : Memoirs of a Broadcaster

Dominic Bellavance

Un Roman dont vous êtes la victime : Laissez-les brûler - Little-Star

E.M. Forster

A Passage to India - Purpledragonclaw

Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven - Lagie

Elissa Wall,  Lisa Pulitzer

Stolen Innocence - Catstaff

Elizabeth Noble

The Reading Group - Lagie

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess - Catstaff

The Secret Garden - Catstaff

Francine Rivers

A Voice in the Wind - Catstaff

An Echo in the Darkness - Catstaff

And the Shofar Blow - Catstaff

As Sure As the Dawn - Catstaff

The Atonnement Child - Catstaff

Frederick Drimmer

Very Special People - Catstaff

Gadry Hendrix

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - tnoelamaK

Gayle Forman

I've Lost my Way - Lagie

Graham Bartlett

Babes in the Woods - tnoelamaK

Georgina Kamsika

Goddess of the North - tnoelamaK

Gerri Hill

Snow Falls - Lagie

Harper Lee

To Kill a Mocking Bird - Catstaff

Hazel Baron, Janet Fife-Yeomans

My Mother, A Serial Killer - tnoelamaK

Hillary Monaham

The Hollow Girl - tnoelamaK

Ijeoma Oluo

So You Want to Talk About Race -  tnoelamaK

Iris Rainer Dart

The Stork Club - Catstaff

Janet Taylor Lisle

Highway Cats - Lagie

Jean Lemieux

Les Clefs du Silence - Little-Star

Jeane Westin

Love and Glory - Little-Star

Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the Corner - Lagie

The Bookshop on the Shore - Lagie

Jim Butcher

Dead Beat - Purpledragonclaw

Proven Guilty - Purpledragonclaw

Small Favor - Purpledragonclaw

White Night - Purpledragonclaw

Jim Wallis

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America - tnoelamaK

Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box - tnoelamaK

Jonathan Stratham

The Books of Dragons - Purpledragonclaw

Judy Plume

It's Not the End of the World - Lagie

Julie Ellis

Commitment - Catstaff

Loyalties - Catstaff

The Velvet Jungle - Catstaff

Karin Kallmaker

Roller Coaster - Lagie

Unforgettable - Lagie

Kate Morton

The House at Riverton - Lagie

Kathryn Cushman

Almost Amish - Catstaff

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

How To Get Free - tnoelamaK

Kel Carpenter

Lucifer's Daughter - tnoelamaK

Infernal Desires - tnoelamaK

Wicked Games - tnoelamaK

Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking - tnoelamaK

Kristina Ohlsson

Sjuka Själar - tnoelamaK

Laura Marshall

Vänförfrågan - tnoelamaK

Lee Wyndham

Candy Stripers - Catstaff

Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin - tnoelamaK

Lisa Hall

Have You Seen her ? - tnoelamaK

The Party - tnoelamaK

Louise Doughty

Whatever You Love - Lagie

Maria Engstrand

Hålsjön - tnoelemaK

Mario Puzo

The Godfather - Catstaff

Mary L Trump

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man - Purpledragonclaw

Mercedes Lackey

Aerie - Catstaff

Alta - Catstaff

Joust - Catstaff

Magic's Pawn - Catstaff

Magic's Promise - Catstaff

Magic's Price - Catstaff

Sanctuary - Catstaff

Michael Bennett

Things That Make White Poeple Unconfortable - tnoelamaK

Michael Dobbs

Goodfellowe MP - Lagie

Michele Campbell

It's Always the Husband - tnoelamaK

She Was the Quiet One - tnoelamaK

Michelle Frances

The Girldfriend - tnoelamaK

Michelle McNamara

I'll Be Gone in the Dark - tnoelamaK

Nicole Mones

The Last Chinese Chef -Lagie

Nicholas Pileggi

Wise Guys - Catstaff

Nora Roberts

Dödligt villospår - tnoelamaK

Norman F. Cantor

In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & the World It Made - Lagie

Paula Hawkins

Into the Water - Lagie

Paulo Coelho

Brida - Lagie

Philip Freeman

Sacrifice - tnoelamaK

Philip K. Dick

The Manin the High Castle - Lagie

R.J. Palacio

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories - Lagie

Rachel Maddow

Blowout - Lagie

Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - tnoelamaK

Roger Bellini

Neverland's Library - Purpledragonclaw

Rose Wilder Lane, Roger Lea MacBide

Rose Wilder Lane: Her Story - Lagie

Sadie Chesterfield

Despicable Me 3: The Junior Level - Lagie

Saeed Jones

How We Fight For Our Lives : A Memoir - tnoelamaK

Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks

The Wife Between Us - tnoelamaK

Samuel Bercholz

A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir - Purpledragonclaw

Samuel Karlsson

Höstmorden - tnoelamaK

I mördarens skugga - tnoelamaK

Morden på Mörkö - tnoelamaK

Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet - Purpledragonclaw

Simon Rousseau

La Bête Originelle - Little-Star

Les Contes Interdits : La Belle et la Bête - Little-Star

Les Contes Interdits : Peter Pan - Little-Star

Une enquête d'Oswald Taylor : Les Pages Perdues de Kells - Little-Star

Une enquête d'Oswald Taylor : Les sacrifiés Inconnus

Stephen King

Christine - GhoustMouse

Misery - GhoustMouse

The Running Man (as Richard Bachman) - GhostMouse

Susan Neiman

Learning From the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil - tnoelamaK

Susanne Jansson

Offermossen - tnoelamaK

Sylvain Johnson

Les contes interdits: Le joueur de flute de Hamelin - Little-Star

Un Dieu Parmi les Hommes - Little-Star

Thomas Harris

The Silence of the Lambs - Catstaff

Tom Clancy

Debt of Honor - Catstaff

Executive Orders - Catstaff

Patriot Games - Catstaff

The Bear and the Dragon - Catstaff

The Hunt for Red October - Catstaff

The Teeth of the Tiger - Catstaff

Tove Jansson

Finn Family Momintroll - Lagie

Uzodinma Iweala 

Speak no Evil - tnoelamaK

Willow Mason

A Bone to Pixie - tnoelamaK

Pixie Me Up - tnoelamaK

Pixie-Lated - tnoelamaK

 

 

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Still here, still unemployed, of course I'm signing up again!

 

Hey, did we ever come to a consensus about what is or isn't a textbook? I figure we ought to make sure everyone's on the same page before the new challenge kicks off.

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I did find this exchange, back in the 2012-2013 challenge thread:

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Out of interest, when you say that "The only books that do not count are textbooks", where do you draw the line of 'textbook'? Is it any non-fiction text, or just 'school' textbooks? For example, were I to read The Mythical Man-Month, "a book on software engineering and project management"*, would it count or not?

 

*(not exactly the most riveting theme, I know, but it's considered a fairly seminal work about software engineering)

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@Zaxian: The example you put doesn't sound like a textbook to me, although the only thing I know about the book is what wikipedia says. What I would consider textbooks are schoolbooks and college books like Guyton's Textbook of Medical Physiology.

(The question was at the bottom of page three of the thread, the answer somewhere on page five. Bolding is mine for emphasis.)

 

Asking because while school-type books are obviously out, as are things like cookbooks and the Idiot's Guide or ___ For Dummies instructional books, I don't think we ever did get a clear agreement on things like my gardening books or water_angel's Successful Berry Growing. As I recall, you two exchanged PMs and that one ended up counted, while I chose to just read something else instead since I knew I was going to make 250 either way. I figure it'll save everyone time and trouble if this is clarified now rather than when someone posts a nonfiction that isn't a repeat of something you've already accepted in the 2019-2020 challenge.

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For me, if the inside looks something like this (even if not schoolbook) it would be a textbook no question asked (maybe I am wrong ?). For other books I'm not really sure to which point it is one. 

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Of course I'm signing up again, yes indeed! 

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Every year I plan to sign up, and every year I post nothing. Maybe better luck this year? Especially as I managed to polish this book off in one day, I enjoyed it so much (plus with a hurricane and Covid lockdown and no power, there wasn't much else I could do!):

 

Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 270

Book Title: The Last Chinese Chef

Author: Nicole Mones

Summary: Recently-widowed Maggie travels to China to settle a claim against her husband's estate, and combines the trip with a for-work profile of Sam, who is a gifted chef.

Rating: 5/5

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I wasn't all that active on the forum last year, but I'll try again this round. Signing up. :)

Book Number: 1
Number Of Pages: 208
Book Title: Hålsjön
Author: Maria Engstrand
Summary: (optional)
Rating: (optional)
Review: (optional)

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This one seemed oddly appropriate to kick off with, given the current condition of the world...

 

Book Number: 1
Number Of Pages: unknown - read online at Project Gutenberg - pasting the text into Word gives me a word-count of just under 95K, so I'm guessing between 250 and 300 paperback-sized pages.
Book Title: A Journal of the Plague Year
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/376/376-h/376-h.htm
Author: Daniel Dafoe
Summary: A journal-style account of one man's life in London during the Black Plague of 1665. It describes the fear of contagion, people trying to escape to "safe" places that hadn't yet reported any plague, travel bans, quarantine, and difficulties in obtaining food and fuel at times.

 

What do you know, historical fiction existed back in 1722! Author Daniel Dafoe would have been about five when the plague struck, and it is believed that he wrote this book based on stories and possibly diaries from his uncle.

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53 minutes ago, catstaff said:

This one seemed oddly appropriate to kick off with, given the current condition of the world...

 

Book Number: 1
Number Of Pages: unknown - read online at Project Gutenberg - pasting the text into Word gives me a word-count of just under 95K, so I'm guessing between 250 and 300 paperback-sized pages.
Book Title: A Journal of the Plague Year
Author: Daniel Dafoe
Summary: A journal-style account of one man's life in London during the Black Plague of 1665. It describes the fear of contagion, people trying to escape to "safe" places that hadn't yet reported any plague, travel bans, quarantine, and difficulties in obtaining food and fuel at times.

 

What do you know, historical fiction existed back in 1722! Author Daniel Dafoe would have been about five when the plague struck, and it is believed that he wrote this book based on stories and possibly diaries from his uncle.

 

for this one I will accept just the word count, no need to try find a page count when there is none. Thought you need to post the link to the story itself not the general website . Like this (picked one at random): http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8129/pg8129-images.html

 

Edit: I found the book on amazon and it says the paperback version has 336 pages. 

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13 minutes ago, Little-Star said:

 

for this one I will accept just the word count, no need to try find a page count when there is none. Thought you need to post the link to the story itself not the general website . Like this (picked one at random): http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8129/pg8129-images.html

 

Edit: I found the book on amazon and it says the paperback version has 336 pages. 

 

Will fix and remember for next time.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 348

Book Title: Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet

Author: Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley

Summary: This is the conclusion to Scott Cawthon's trilogy about the events surrounding the original Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria and how they tie in to the new pizzeria that opened up in Hurricane, the town where it all happened. 

 

I highly recommend this series, even if you're not a Five Nights at Freddy's fan, this is a really good trilogy.

 

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Book Number: 2
Number Of Pages: 358
Book Title: Speaking from Among the Bones
Author: Alan Bradley
Summary: Eleven-year-old detective Flavia de Luce becomes involved in yet another death in her small village, this time that of the church organist.

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 272

Book Title: In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & the World It Made

Author: Norman F. Cantor

Summary: This book discusses life before, during and after the Black Death including multiple theories on its origins.

Rating: 2.5/5

Review: Rambles a lot!

 

 

Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 328

Book Title: The Sweetest Taboo

Author: Carole Matthews

Summary: Sadie Nelson moves from London to Hollywood and finds herself with not one but two men in her life. How will she choose?

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 369

Book Title: Whatever You Love

Author: Louise Doughty

Summary: After the death of Laura's nine-year-old daughter is ruled an accident in a hit-and-run, Laura decides to take revenge into her own hands.

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 513

Book Title: Dead Beat

Author: Jim Butcher

Summary: Harry Dresden returns, this time trying to protect his friend being blackmailed by vampires of the Black Court from mortal crimes committed to protect the city of Chicago. In order to protect her, he must race against time and necromancers to recover a tome written by the best necromancer of all time, all while not telling anyone about what he's doing.

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Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 259

Book Title: The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick

Summary: It's America in 1962, but the United States lost a war and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 318

Book Title: Meganyia

Author: Alex Tremm 

Summary: Meganyia is an FBI agent, on day she got teamed up with someone from the secret service about a case of robbery. She discover that the culprits aren't from Earth, and netheir she is. 

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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 133

Book Title: Despicable Me 3: The Junior Novel

Author: Sadie Chesterfield

Summary: When Gru loses his job at the Anti-Villain League and won't return to a life of crime, the Minions quit, and then Gru's long-lost twin brother reappears.

Review: While not great literature, I needed something light after Philip K. Dick! XD

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 721

Book Title: Christine

Author: Stephen King

Summary: It's love at first sight for Arnie when he first spots Christine, a '58 white over red Plymouth Fury, who appears to everyone else to only be fit for the junkyard. Christine isn't the only one to change as Arnie starts working on repairs; repairs that are happening too quickly, and often without his knowledge. His friends and family are concerned as Christine begins to take over Arnie's life, but they can barely comprehend just how far she'll go and what else she's capable of.

Review: I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. I feel like everyone knows Christine = killer car, but I never hear the book or the movie talked about much, even from King fans. So I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it! Even at over 700 pages, it didn't feel too long, and a few of the scenes genuinely made me uneasy, which is something I rarely get from written horror. (I'm also really excited to finally watch the movie now, especially since learning it's a John Carpenter movie with [a lot of?] practical effects.)

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Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 468

Book Title: The Mountain Between Us

Author: Charles Martin

Summary: When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together. When tragedy strikes, Ashley and Ben find themselves in Utah's most remote wilderness in the dead of winter. How will they make it out?

Review: Gripping. I don't often finish a book this length in basically one day (being on vacation helps!).

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 323

Book Title: The Fiddler

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: Englischer Amelia and Amishman Michael are caught between familial expectations and their own hopes. Violinist Amelia loves music but is tired of the concert-tour life. Michael is supposed to join his family’s church, yet wants to study drafting and architecture. When Amelia, driving home from a clandestine gig fiddling with a country band, takes a wrong turn in a blinding rainstorm and winds up in Hickory Hollow, Michael offers her shelter for the night, and the two strike up a friendship that might change both their lives forever.

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 314

Book Title: The Bridesmaid

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: “Three times a bridesmaid, never a bride,” are the words Joanna Kurtz hears upon agreeing to be her cousin’s bridesmaid. What no one knows is that Joanna does have a young man interested in her… because Eben Troyer doesn’t live in Hickory Hollow. He wants to move to Hickory Hollow to be with her, but is held back out of duty to his parents and their farm. And Joanna’s sister discovers her secret love of creative writing, she tattles to Hickory Hollow’s bishop, which proves disastrous for Joanna’s chances of gaining permission to move to Shipshewana instead.

 

Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 343

Book Title: The Secret Keeper

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: All her life, Jennifer felt out of place in the modern world, always yearning for a simpler life and fascinated by the Amish. To the shock of her friends and family, she decided to move to an Amish community and seek admission to the church there. Boarding with Rebecca and Samuel, whose adopted daughter was shunned for turning away from the Amish church, Jenny found herself facing many challenges both physical and spiritual in her attempt to gain the approval of the community.

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 341

Book Title: The Guardian

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: Jodi, a teacher house-sitting in Lancaster County after her twin sister's death, finds a lost little Amish girl. When she returns little Sarah to her family, they welcome her warmly. Jodi is job-hunting, so the church elders and school board offer her a temporary post teaching in the local school. She accepts, and Sarah’s widowed mother Maryanne offers to board her for the duration of her job. The two women become close despite their separate backgrounds, and help one another come to terms with the sorrows of their pasts.

 

Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 327

Book Title: The Last Bride

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: Amishwoman Tessie wants to marry Marcus, but her father unexpectedly refuses permission. Tessie and Marcus elope. Afterwards, Tessie learns Marcus's family is at high risk for genetic problems. Marcus is killed in an accident, then Tessie discovers she's pregnant - and the marriage license disappeared with Marcus's personal belongings. Refusing to admit to premarital relations, she expects shaming from the bishop and church. Then Marcus's journal turns up, the marriage license inside exonerating her of wrongdoing.

 

Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 325

Book Title: The Ebb Tide

Author: Beverly Lewis

Summary: Sallie wanted to travel. She saved for a trip to Australia, intending to join the Amish church afterward, but donated the money towards her nephew's medical needs instead. So when an Englisch family offers her a summer job as a nanny in their seaside home, she accepts, figuring it's her last chance to see something of the world. While there, she meets a Mennonite man and begins to re-think her decision to join the church.

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 250

Book Title: Candy Stripers

Author: Lee Wyndham

Summary: Fourteen year old Bonnie joined the Candy Stripers on a whim, and while she mostly enjoyed the work, she sometimes wondered why she’d bothered, as she had no real interest in nursing. But when a tragedy struck the town, she discovered just how much the hospital and her work there meant to her.

 

Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 345

Book Title: Very Special People

Author: Frederick Drimmer

Summary: Nonfiction. This book explores the lives of human oddities; people who, in years past, often had no choice but to work in the “freak tent” sideshow of a circus… conjoined twins, armless or legless people, giants and dwarfs, and people with other genetic abnormalities or deformities.

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Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 212

Book Title: Brida

Author: Paulo Coelho

Summary: Bridget, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more.

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 547

Book Title: Proven Guilty

Author: Jim Butcher

Summary: Harry Dresden returns, now as a Warden to the White Council. As he adjusts to his new responsibilities he must contend with problems in Faery and solving the mystery of black magic loose in the city.

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Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 303

Book Title: Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

Author: R. J. Palacio

Summary: Three extra stories take a peek at Auggie from Wonder through the eyes of Julian, Christopher, and Charlotte.

 

Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 463

Book Title: Bone by Bone

Author: Carol O'Connell

Summary: In the town of Coventry, two teenage brothers go into the woods, but only one comes back. Now Josh is coming home ... bone by bone.

Review: Normally I race through this author's books. This was a slog. But, I didn't solve the mystery so I guess it's well-written!

 

Book Number: 12

Number Of Pages: 101

Book Title: The Cleverness of Ladies

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Summary: There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Five tales of love, heartbreak, hope, and the cleverness of ladies.

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 323

Book Title: Les Contes Interdits: Le joueur de flûte de Hamelin (would translate as : The Forbidden Tales : Pied Piper of  Hamelin)

Author: Sylvain Johnson (even with an english last name and living in the USA, the author is from a french speaking region and only write in french)

Summary: After 20 years in prison, Denis is finally free. He decided to go live in the United States, once he arrive in a small town of Maine, he got involved in a invesgation about young blond women who have been desapearing for 20 years. 

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 219

Book Title: Un roman dont vous êtes la victime : Laissez-les brûler (would translate aprox to : A Novel Where You Are the Victim: Let Them Burn)

Author: Dominic Bellavance

Summary: Sarah is a volountier firefigther. One day, she was planning an afternoon of gaming with her friends when she got a call for a fire. She discover there was nothing normal about the fire. 

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Book Number: 13

Number Of Pages: 429

Book Title: The Reading Group

Author: Elizabeth Noble

Summary: The trials and tribulations of a group of women who meet regularly to discuss books. Over the course of a year, each of these women becomes intertwined, both in the books they read and within one another's lives.

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