moniccag's 12 in 12

DiskuteraThe 12 in 12 Category Challenge

Bara medlemmar i LibraryThing kan skriva.

moniccag's 12 in 12

Denna diskussion är för närvarande "vilande"—det sista inlägget är mer än 90 dagar gammalt. Du kan återstarta det genom att svara på inlägget.

1moniccag
Redigerat: jan 16, 2012, 2:58pm

I used to be able to read 25-30 books a year, but text books got in the way over the last few years. School is done, move is done, job search is still in progress so I'm aiming for 2 to 3 books in each of my 12 categories.

This is my first challenge. My Kindle is over loaded & unread. My storage unit holds over 60 boxes of books, but I brought 2 shelves to my temporary living location of those that had been on my TBR for more than 3 years and of course I'm adding weekly with the killer thrift store prices. Now if I could just stay off of the book tracking sites and facebook I could get more reading done.

I will be participating in the TIOLI Food / recipe cookbook challenge & that one will definitely go over 3 books.

Here goes.....

2moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:52pm

A) ON THE "TBR SHELF" for 3+ years

1) Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
2) If Today Be Sweet - Thrity Umrigar
3) One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd - Jim Fergus

3moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:48pm

B) TIOLI Starts with Food (Cookbook recipe challenge)

1) The Food of Indonesia - Heinz von Holzen
2) Award Winning Low-Fat Afghani Cooking - Asad Gharwal
3)
4)
5)

4moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:50pm

C) HISTORICAL FICTION - try to catch up on my British Monarchy Fiction

1) The Girl with a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
2) Tall Grass - Sandra Dallas
3) The Virgin Blue - Tracy Chevalier
4) Heading Out to Wonderful - Robert Goolrick

Possibles:
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

5moniccag
Redigerat: jun 10, 2012, 10:51pm

D) AUDIO BOOKS - I typically only purchase Unabridged copies so that I can get a full read credit while also reading other hard copy books - many books in other categories will go here, but I'll only put those that don't fit in other categories.

1) The Emperor of All Maladies - Siddhartha Mukherjee
2) 61 Hours - Lee Child
3) Room - Emma Donahue

6moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:57pm

E) TRAVEL OR FOOD THEMED

1)Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
2)The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
3)

Possibles:
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Anthony Bourdain

7moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:51pm

F) AWARD WINNERS

1) Blindness by Jose Saramago
2)
3)

Possibles:
Blindness by Jose Saramago NOBEL PRIZE
A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul NOBEL PRIZE
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout PULITZER

8moniccag
Redigerat: jun 10, 2012, 10:48pm

G) FICT FACT COLLECTION - catch up on my favorite author series tracked in FictFact

1) THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by STEIG LARSSON 1/18/12
2) Cross Country by James Patterson
3) Cross Fire by James Patterson

Possibles:
Cross Country by James Patterson
The 9th Judgment by James Patterson
Patricia Cornwell
Kathy Reichs
Linda Fairstein

9moniccag
Redigerat: jun 10, 2012, 10:49pm

H) LIFE IN OTHER LANDS - I read a lot of India, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc. Trying to venture into other countries, but have a place for the things I read most

1) The Twentieth Wife - Indu Sundaresan
2) A Cup of Friendship / Little Coffee Shop in Kabul - Deborah Rodriguez
3) The Patience Stone - Atiq Rahimi

Possibles:
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks (need to finish from 2011)
If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar
The Satanic Verses bySalman Rushdie - a favorite author, ready to debunk the gossip mill

10moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:59pm

I) BOOKS I'D NEVER THOUGHT OF - Intros to new authors from book groups or others

1) ALL CRY CHAOS by Leonard Rosen
2) Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley, then I read 2 more follow ups
3) Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell - because I was aching for more Steig Larsson I researched similar Swedish writers. He is a crime writer and you will read similar streets and city names from Larsson.

Possibles:

11moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:55pm

J) LITERARY CLASSICS - I collect many in cloth antique hard back, but yet to read so many of the classics

1) The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
2) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
3)

Possibles:
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (reread from HS)
Bronte

12moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:54pm

K) MEMOIRS & AUTOBIOGRAPHIES - Love to live vicariously through others

1) "THERE ARE THINGS I WANT YOU TO KNOW" ABOUT STEIG LARSSON AND ME by Eva Gabrielsson 1/20/12

I really enjoyed reading Eva's story of her life with Steig and how he came to write The Millennium Trilogy. I'm appalled that she got nothing for her 32years with him & how his family who hardly knew him went against all of his principles. I have yet to read the 3rd book & am contemplating waiting to purchase it deeply discounted at used stores as not to line their pockets further. When I get a job I plan on sending what I can to Eva as mentioned in the back of the book to pay for my enjoyment as if Steig would've received royalties.

2) A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
3) Possible Side Effects - Augusten Burroughs
4) Bossy Pants - Tina Fey

Possibles:
If I'm Missing or Dead by Janine Latus
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
Dry by Augusten Burroughs

13moniccag
Redigerat: jan 13, 2013, 2:54pm

L) FANTASY FICTION / SCI-FI

1) A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
2) A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
3) Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

Possibles:
A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire

14lkernagh
jan 16, 2012, 6:24pm

Welcome to the challenge! v I see you have some great books listed as possibilities - I loved Olive Kitteridge when I read it as well as my re-read last year of To Kill a Mockingbird. You might have already noticed in the group's main page the group read of Blindness for October.

Have fun with your challenge and happy reading!

15DeltaQueen50
jan 17, 2012, 7:25pm

Welcome to the challenge, here's hoping you are able to clear out some of your backlog. My Kindle seems to be growing book by book as well - it's just too darn easy to push those buttons!

16mamzel
jan 18, 2012, 2:39pm

15> ... and those pesky daily deals. Today's looked particularly interesting, The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks.

17christina_reads
Redigerat: jan 20, 2012, 1:03pm

I really enjoyed The Magnificent Ambersons when I read it for...maybe it was the 999 challenge? Wow, that's a long time ago. But anyway, it was quite good! I'm planning to read Tarkington's Alice Adams this year.

18moniccag
jan 13, 2013, 3:03pm

2013 begins - I got through 68 titles in 2012. I found that I really really enjoy books on Audio so much. I listen to one in the car, one at work and read a bedside hardback all at once.