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Last year I read 41 books. My goal this year is to keep it above the 40 mark. If you want to see if I'm on track you can check my progress on this 50 Book Challenge thread.

I also am trying to finish an Alphabet Challenge. The Alphabet Challenge, 26 books with authors all beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, can be found here.

Other challenges I want to complete in 2018:

What's In A Name Challenge
(read a book with these things in the title)
The word ‘the’ used twice: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden - finished 3/25
A fruit or vegetable: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
A shape
A title that begins with Z
A nationality: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
A season

Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge
(read a book with one of these words in the title)
JAN- White, Year, Baby, Hat, Dance, Road: The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
FEB- Heart, Holiday, Long, Snow: Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
MAR- Great, Green, Into: Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 by Barbara Kingsolver
APR- Lily, Out, Gather, All, Cross: Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
MAY- Flower, One, Dog, Mountain: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
JUN- Bell, Bird, Bride: The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
JUL- Blue, Water, Desert, Wood, Stay: The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
AUG- Sun, House: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
SEP- Always, Fall, School, Chase: Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing by Kathy Cano-Murillo
OCT- Witch, Black, Moon, Night, Mystery: Strange Sight: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery by Syd Moore
NOV- Food, Family, Dream, Town, Over:

Interesting link, The "Mad Men" Reading List:

About my libraryUsually I only keep a book after reading it if I love, love, love it (or as I like to say, it becomes a part of me). What you see in my virtual library are those books, an embarrassing amount of books waiting to be read, and a few books from my classroom library which is far too extensive to even begin entering in earnest.

I also enjoy wasting time using the "Read but Unowned" category. I have been a chronicler since I was a kid and have pieced together some of my reading life pre-LibraryThing through photos, journals, and lists of books I read during my summer breaks as a child. It's been fun entering them here and seeing which ones I remember!

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Fall 2008 Reading Group, Aboard the Jolly Roger, Alphabet Challenges, Arizona Trading Post, Banned Books, Feminist Theory, Happy Heathens, King's Dear Constant Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsTracy Chevalier, Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Harper Lee, Haruki Murakami, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Mesa, Bookmans - Phoenix, Changing Hands Bookstore, Chautauqua Institution Book Store, City Lights Books, Iliad Bookshop

Favorite librariesChino Valley Public Library, Phoenix Public Library - Burton Barr Central Library

Other favoritesVNSA Book Sale

Favorite listsBooks for Educators, Favorite Literary Love Stories, Top Five Books of 2013, Top Five Books of 2014, Top Five Books of 2015, Top Five Books of 2016, Top Five Books of 2017


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