2019 BFB Challenge Running Total

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2019 BFB Challenge Running Total

1johnsimpson
dec 29, 2018, 4:59pm

I hope that we will still manage 100 BFB's during 2019 as 2018 was an exceptional year with the numbers read and I for one will not get anywhere near the 30 (including my last read of 2018 which is near to completion) and others may not read as many.

2frahealee
dec 29, 2018, 6:15pm

It will be a concerted effort to surpass my standard 10 or 12 but I have high hopes of 15x600p. which brings my minimum to 9000p. for 2019. A glossy grand sum for which to strive. =) Having not paid attention to tracking in the past, it is a (bitter sweet) double edged sword, to trade in my reckless ramblings for a straight path to success, but the intrinsic enthusiasm for this course of action cannot be denied !!! Much luck to all participants, that we might nudge each other on from month to month with new offerings and old favourites.

3CurrerBell
dec 29, 2018, 8:31pm

I set a goal of 15 for 2018 and I'm currently reading my 15th – which I don't think I'll finish in time, so it will be my first for the New Year.

4clue
dec 29, 2018, 8:37pm

2018 was the first year I've been in the BFB challenge and it did push me to get a few big guys off the shelf. I had a goal of 6 but read 5 so I'm setting my goal for 5 in 2019.

5Tess_W
dec 29, 2018, 9:35pm

Hmmm... I never set a goal for BFB's. I just read what appeals to me, whatever the page count.

6connie53
dec 30, 2018, 3:38am

I will read 6 or more BFBs this year.

7JayneCM
dec 30, 2018, 4:49am

I'm a newbie here, so thought I would set my goal as 5.

8Andrew-theQM
jan 3, 2019, 12:30pm

I’m new to this group too. I read 29 books over 600 pages last year, and tentatively targeting 25 this year.

9johnsimpson
jan 4, 2019, 3:42pm

>8 Andrew-theQM:, Sounds like this is the group for you Andrew, welcome.

10Tess_W
Redigerat: jan 7, 2019, 5:00pm

1. Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati 647 pages 4 stars

11johnsimpson
jan 7, 2019, 3:17pm

>10 Tess_W:, Nice one Tess, first of the year my dear.

12Tess_W
jan 7, 2019, 4:59pm

13Andrew-theQM
jan 9, 2019, 7:15pm

Just started my first BFB of the year today. Ireland : Awakening by Edward Rutherfurd that comes in at a whopping 944 big Pages! May take a while. 😂

14Andrew-theQM
jan 9, 2019, 7:15pm

>10 Tess_W: Well done! 👏

15CurrerBell
jan 10, 2019, 4:12am

16JayneCM
jan 10, 2019, 6:24pm

3. Gone With The Wind 1042 pages

17japaul22
jan 13, 2019, 4:28pm

4. SPQR by Mary Beard, 608 pages

18majkia
jan 14, 2019, 6:48am

5. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larrson - 752pp

19Yells
Redigerat: jan 15, 2019, 9:43am

6. Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky

20Andrew-theQM
jan 16, 2019, 4:22pm

7. Lamentation by C J Sansom ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 768 Pages

21bryanoz
jan 20, 2019, 6:21am

22frahealee
jan 20, 2019, 6:59am

9. Melmoth the Wanderer by Maturin = 659p.

23Andrew-theQM
Redigerat: jan 20, 2019, 6:03pm

10. Ireland : Awakening by Edward Rutherfurd ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 944 Pages

24hemlokgang
Redigerat: jan 21, 2019, 2:02am

25bryanoz
jan 24, 2019, 8:27pm

26Yells
Redigerat: jan 30, 2019, 7:12am

14. David Copperfield by Dickens. 736 pages

27Andrew-theQM
feb 1, 2019, 8:44pm

15. Echoes by Maeve Binchy 752 Pages ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

28connie53
feb 2, 2019, 7:16am

29MissWatson
feb 5, 2019, 3:38am

17. Son Excellence Eugène Rougon by Émile Zola, 620 pages

30edwinbcn
feb 9, 2019, 5:53am

18. The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher, 615 pages.

31frahealee
Redigerat: mar 6, 2019, 4:09pm

19. Varney the Vampire or The feast of Blood by Prest or Rymer (all three volumes) = paperback, 814p.

(read on Kobo/ebook, some chapters in tandem with audiobook)

32Tess_W
feb 12, 2019, 9:18pm

20. Second Hand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Sevtlana Alexeivich 699 pages

33drneutron
feb 15, 2019, 12:28pm

34bryanoz
feb 16, 2019, 6:27pm

35rretzler
feb 19, 2019, 1:42pm

Another newbie here. I've set a goal of 10 and read 2 so far

23. Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb - 688 pages
24. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan - 753 pages

My pages from The Eye of the World seems to differ from Jim's (>33 drneutron:) - I suppose it's due to different copies?

36drneutron
feb 20, 2019, 8:33am

>35 rretzler: Yeah, different editions, I think.

37majkia
feb 22, 2019, 1:14pm

25. The Far Pavilions M.M. Kaye - 960 pages

38connie53
feb 24, 2019, 1:18pm

26. Maan by Lucinda Riley 603 pages

40Tess_W
mar 5, 2019, 4:23pm

41Andrew-theQM
mar 5, 2019, 4:28pm

29. Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy 736 Pages ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

42frahealee
Redigerat: mar 6, 2019, 4:13pm

30. By Gaslight by Price = 752p. (paperback)

43edwinbcn
mar 7, 2019, 6:46am

44bryanoz
mar 10, 2019, 1:31am

45johnsimpson
mar 10, 2019, 9:30am

Hi guys, you lot are motoring on with the big ones, I hope to add a couple by year end. I am enjoying a bit of a break after last years effort but think I may have to do the BIG BOOKS challenge for a year again soon as I have still got lots to go at.

46bryanoz
mar 13, 2019, 10:03pm

33. The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell, 757 pages.

47connie53
mar 15, 2019, 4:37pm

48edwinbcn
mar 16, 2019, 9:30pm

35. Muriel Spark. The biography by Martin Stannard, 627 pages

49edwinbcn
mar 18, 2019, 12:20am

36. The pike. Poet, seducer and preacher of war by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, 694 pages

50MissWatson
mar 22, 2019, 10:55am

37. The Kellys and the O'Kellys by Anthony Trollope, 680 pages

51EadieB
mar 22, 2019, 11:51am

38.✔☊Lamentation by C.J. Sansom - 2014 - 768 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 1/18/2019
39.✔Echoes by Maeve Binchy - 1985 - 752 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 1/28/2019
40.✔Tombland by Sansom, C. J. - 2019 - 881 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 2/19/2019
41.✔Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchey - 1991 - 736 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 2/28/2019

52edwinbcn
mar 28, 2019, 3:10am

42. Hundejahre by Günter Grass, 748 pages

53japaul22
mar 28, 2019, 5:07pm

43. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 864 pages

54majkia
mar 29, 2019, 2:03pm

44. The Shadow's Edge - Brent Weeks - 636 pages

55Tess_W
mar 30, 2019, 2:07pm

45. Alone in Berlin by Hans Falada 600 pages (included afterword and original Nazi files on the Hampels).

56MissWatson
mar 31, 2019, 5:26am

46. Joseph Balsamo by Alexandre Dumas, 2048 pages. Yes, that's right, 4 volumes at 512 pages each.

57Andrew-theQM
Redigerat: mar 31, 2019, 7:55pm

47. Tombland by C J Sansom 880 Pages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

58Tess_W
Redigerat: apr 5, 2019, 9:58pm

48. The Rommel Papers by Erwin Rommel, edited by H.D. Lidell-Hart. 621 pages (including 2 forwards and an introduction)

59japaul22
apr 5, 2019, 12:15pm

49. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset 45 hours of audiobook = 1168 pages

60johnsimpson
apr 6, 2019, 3:19pm

The BFB's are mounting up guys and gals, I wonder which one of you will be the one to post the 50th of the year, at this pace this will be the best year yet for BFB's.

61Andrew-theQM
apr 6, 2019, 5:36pm

50. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling 640 Pages

62Tess_W
apr 6, 2019, 6:03pm

>61 Andrew-theQM: Congrats, Andrew on the 50th book!

63Andrew-theQM
apr 6, 2019, 7:05pm

>62 Tess_W: Thanks, also hoping to add to it tomorrow with another book I’ve been reading for two weeks!

64johnsimpson
apr 7, 2019, 3:08pm

Congrats Andrew on reading the fiftieth BFB of 2019.

65drneutron
apr 9, 2019, 9:39am

51. These Truths by Jill Lepore

932 pages (including 142 pages of notes, all of which I at least skimmed.)

66Andrew-theQM
apr 9, 2019, 2:01pm

>64 johnsimpson: Thanks John.

67connie53
apr 10, 2019, 5:17am

Congrats, Andrew!!

68rretzler
apr 16, 2019, 8:33pm

52. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan - 658 pages

>61 Andrew-theQM: Congrats, Andrew!

69bryanoz
apr 19, 2019, 10:10pm

70connie53
apr 20, 2019, 3:02pm

71bryanoz
apr 26, 2019, 12:20am

55. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper, 786 pages.

72Andrew-theQM
Redigerat: apr 27, 2019, 5:30pm

56. Redemption by David Baldacci 656 Pages ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

73drneutron
apr 28, 2019, 12:31pm

74LisaMorr
apr 28, 2019, 6:23pm

58. Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan, 716 pages

Finally finished a BFB!

75connie53
apr 29, 2019, 1:53pm

76bryanoz
maj 20, 2019, 10:40pm

77frahealee
Redigerat: jun 8, 2019, 5:15am

I am having a dreadful time closing out my books this year, not just the hefty ones. We had a flood at Easter and it left a wake of chaos. Nothing ruined, just MIA. Bookshelves are warped but treasures are intact! I am back to reading authors chronologically when possible.

61. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins = 720p.

62. Jamaica Inn 1936 / Rebecca 1938 / My Cousin Rachel 1951 by Daphne du Maurier = 1088p. (combo pack)

78MissWatson
maj 29, 2019, 6:59pm

63. Empire of grass by Tad Williams, 668 pages.

79Tess_W
jun 1, 2019, 6:56pm

64. Lake in the Clouds by Sara Donati 668 pages 5 stars

80Tess_W
jun 5, 2019, 10:42am

65. The Illiad by Homer 604 pages 3 1/2 stars (Alexander translation)

81japaul22
jun 5, 2019, 10:47am

66. Tombland by C.J. Sansom, 880 pages, 3.5 stars

82clue
Redigerat: jun 8, 2019, 12:40pm

83bryanoz
jun 8, 2019, 4:49am

68. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan, 698 pages.

84Andrew-theQM
jun 8, 2019, 10:57am

69. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett, 608 Pages

70. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling, 816 Pages

71. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton, 608 Pages

72. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling, 768 Pages

85majkia
jun 11, 2019, 12:32pm

73. The Neutronium Alchemist - Peter F. Hamilton - 758 pages

87majkia
jun 21, 2019, 3:49pm

75. The Price of Valor - Django Wexler - 656 pages

88bryanoz
jun 23, 2019, 12:35am

76. Mrs Kelly by Grantlee Kieza, 604 pages.

89Tess_W
jun 27, 2019, 10:33am

77. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding 642 pages 3 stars

90bryanoz
jun 28, 2019, 9:48pm

78. The Blue Cliff Record trans. by Thomas Cleary, 648 pages.

91Tess_W
jun 29, 2019, 5:25am

79. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson 1534 pages 3 stars

92majkia
jun 30, 2019, 10:25pm

80. Anathem - Neal Stephenson - 981 pages

93bryanoz
jul 4, 2019, 7:24am

94bryanoz
jul 8, 2019, 11:48pm

82. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan, 656 pages.

95Tess_W
jul 13, 2019, 2:25pm

83. A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith 674 pages 5 stars

96LisaMorr
jul 16, 2019, 5:11pm

97bryanoz
jul 17, 2019, 8:45pm

85. Metamorphoses by Ovid, 670 pages.

98japaul22
jul 18, 2019, 8:24am

99majkia
jul 20, 2019, 8:13am

87. The Fall of Dragons - Miles Cameron - 688 pages

100connie53
jul 25, 2019, 12:06pm

88. De torenheer - Anthony Ryan - 745 pages

101majkia
jul 29, 2019, 1:04pm

89. The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan - 832 pages

102connie53
aug 1, 2019, 3:56pm

90. De vuurkoningin - Anthony Ryan - 778 pages

103majkia
aug 1, 2019, 9:18pm

91. Not Alone - Craig A. Falconer -738 pages

104frahealee
aug 3, 2019, 5:55am

92. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky = 720p. (Penguin, hardcover clothbound)
93. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott = 624p. (Oxford University Press, paperback)
94. Bleak House by Dickens = 1088p. (Penguin hardcover clothbound)

105Andrew-theQM
Redigerat: aug 4, 2019, 9:51am

95. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling 784 Pages
96. The Camel Club by David Baldacci 704 Pages
97. The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse 608 Pages

106MissWatson
aug 6, 2019, 5:59am

98. The three clerks by Anthony Trollope. 996 pages in the original 3-volume edition

107Yells
Redigerat: aug 6, 2019, 11:55pm

99. Shock Wave by Cussler. 672 pages
100. The Once and Future King by White. 872 pages

108MissWatson
aug 7, 2019, 4:49am

>107 Yells: Congrats! We have reached our tentative goal!

109Andrew-theQM
aug 7, 2019, 8:20am

>107 Yells: Well done on reading the hundredth BFB.

>108 MissWatson: At this rate we need to target 150 books.

110Andrew-theQM
aug 7, 2019, 8:20am

101 Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy 608 Pages

111Andrew-theQM
aug 7, 2019, 3:13pm

102 Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb 896 Pages

113bryanoz
aug 11, 2019, 12:40am

104. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan, 1007 pages.

114johnsimpson
aug 11, 2019, 5:13pm

>109 Andrew-theQM:, we hit 162 books last year, can this be matched or surpassed?

115LisaMorr
aug 15, 2019, 1:40pm

105. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King, 763 pages

116connie53
aug 16, 2019, 6:03pm

I have one on the go too.

117rretzler
aug 22, 2019, 11:53pm

Wow! I can see that I haven't posted for some time.

106. Golden Fool by Robin Hobb, 736 pages
107. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo, 626 pages
108. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan, 673 pages
109. Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb, 928 pages

Which brings my total to 7 for the year. 3 more until I reach my goal of 10.

119Andrew-theQM
aug 30, 2019, 4:03pm

111. Jackdaws by Ken Follett 608 Pages

120bryanoz
sep 22, 2019, 5:40am

121Tess_W
sep 27, 2019, 11:28pm

113. Hawaii by James Michener 936 pages

122bryanoz
okt 7, 2019, 9:50pm

123Tess_W
okt 7, 2019, 10:59pm

115. Fire Along the Sky by Sara Donati 688 pages 5 stars

124LisaMorr
okt 8, 2019, 6:46am

125Tess_W
okt 8, 2019, 5:11pm

117. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri translated by John Ciara 932 pages

126bryanoz
okt 11, 2019, 12:43am

118. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, 870 pages.

127Tess_W
okt 13, 2019, 3:54am

128LisaMorr
okt 29, 2019, 3:37am

129bryanoz
Redigerat: okt 29, 2019, 4:57am

121. Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan, 1023 pages.

(13 of them are Robert Jordan's, with 2 more to come from me this year !)

130JayneCM
nov 12, 2019, 4:13am

122. Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini - 608 pages.

131Tess_W
nov 13, 2019, 7:58pm

132japaul22
nov 22, 2019, 8:05am

124. Pilgrimage by Dorothy Richardson 2110 pages

133MissWatson
nov 24, 2019, 3:40am

125. Waverley by Walter Scott. 731 pages

134frahealee
Redigerat: dec 6, 2019, 7:30pm

126. The Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies = 1136p. (Penguin paperback, 1992)

127. The Divine Comedy; Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (1320) by Dante Alighieri = 752p.
(Penguin Classics deluxe edition, paperback 3-in-1)

135bryanoz
dec 7, 2019, 1:25am

128. A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan, 750 pages.

136rretzler
dec 12, 2019, 12:04pm

129. Original Sin by PD James, 603 pages.

Ugh, my reading has slowed drastically in the past few months...this may be my last >600 pager for the rest of the year, sadly. I'm off my estimate by 2 books.

137floremolla
dec 26, 2019, 6:41pm

130. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, 1312 pages

Sorry I didn't set up a thread for 2019 - promise to be more pro-active in 2020! :)

138floremolla
dec 26, 2019, 6:42pm

131. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, 674 pages

139floremolla
dec 26, 2019, 6:43pm

132. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, 832 pages

140floremolla
dec 26, 2019, 6:52pm

133. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 728 pages

141Andrew-theQM
dec 28, 2019, 5:32pm

134. The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley 768 Pages

135. The Dark Tower by Stephen King 736 Pages

136. The Third Twin by Ken Follett 656 Pages

137. Night Over Water by Ken Follett 672 Pages

138. Roots by Alex Haley 912 Pages

139. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett 619 Pages

142edwinbcn
jan 22, 2020, 4:56am

140. Het beleg van Laken. Moorddroom by Walter Van den Broeck, 1084 pages

143EadieB
Redigerat: apr 23, 2020, 9:46pm

Moved to 2020