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Bookworm Jules' 12 in 12

The 12 in 12 Category Challenge

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1bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 30, 2012, 12:20pm Top

This year I plan on keeping up on my posting in the challenge. 11 in 11, I kept forgetting to post my reviews.

I'm going to attempt 12 books in 12 categories this year, but if I read 6 books in each category I'll call it a success. I've also made my categories a little easier for me to complete this year as well. I think the Short Story one will be my hardest one to complete.

1 1001 Books (Will try to read only authors I haven't read before, but not required)
2 Around the World in 12 Books (12 Books from 12 different countries (Canada and the USA not included) - COMPLETED!
3 Authors A,B,C & X,Y,Z
4 TBR No More - COMPLETED!
5 Short Stories, Novellas, Anthologies Collections Galore - COMPLETED!
6 2012 Countdown - Read 1 book for every year in the last 12 years
7 Decades of Decades - Books from different decades (2000's not included) COMPLETED!
8 Canadian Award Winners (Canada Reads, Giller and Governer Generals Awards - 4 from each)
9 The Ones that Didn't Win (Short Lists and Long Lists from above, does not need to be 4 from each.) COMPLETED
10 Travel Through the Stargate and Beyond (Stargate books)
11 Kobo Express (Ebooks )
12 Seriously, Serious About Reading Books from a Series

2bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 31, 2012, 12:22pm Top

1001 Books - 8/12

1 - Oroonoko and Other Writings - Aphra Behn My Review
2 - Requiem for a Dream - Hubert Selby, Jr. My Review
3 - The Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West
4 - Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald My Review
5 - Silas Marner My Review
6 - North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell My Review

7 - A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens My Review
8 - Jacobs Room - Virginia Woolf My Revieew
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3bookwormjules
Edited: Nov 3, 2012, 9:51am Top

Around the World in 12 Books - 12/12

1 - Ukraine and France - The Dogs and the Wolves - Irene Nemirvsky
2 - Turkey and Croatia - The Sound of Blue - Holly Payne My Review
3 - Australia - The Newspaper of Claremont Street - Elizabeth Jolley My Review
4 Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Netherlands, England and France - The Historian - Elizabeth Kostoa My Review
5 - Hong Kong, England - The Painted Veil - W. Somerset Maugham My Review
6 - Ireland/Northern Ireland - The Yellow House - Patricia Falvey My Review

7 - Peru - The Bad Girl - Mario Vargas Llosa - My Review
8 - Nigeria - Daughters Who Walk This Path - Yejide Kilanko - My Review
9 - Jamaica - The Long Song - Andrea Levy My Review
10 - Mexico - Dr. Brinkley's Tower - Robert Hough My Review
11 - Russia - The Mirrored World - Debra Dean My Review
12 - Nicaragua - The Juliet Stories - Carrie Snyder My Review

4bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 31, 2012, 11:34am Top

Authors A,B,C & X,Y,Z - 10/12

1 - Zenter, Alexi - Touch My Review
2 - Cather, Willa - My Antonia My Review
3 - Yip, Mingmei - Song of the Silk Road My Review
4 - Armstrong, Kelley - Frostbitten My Review
5 - Cobb, Thomas - Crazy Heart My Review
6 - Binchy, Maeve - Circle of Friends My Review

7 - Xiaolong, Qiu - Years of Red Dust: Stories of Shanghai My Review
8 - Xiaobin, Xu - Feathered Serpent My Review
9 - York, Alissa - Fauna My Review
10 - Albom, Mitch - The Time Keeper My Review
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12

5bookwormjules
Edited: Oct 20, 2012, 12:40pm Top

TBR No More 12/12

1 Great Expectations
2 The Book Borrower - Alice Mattison My Review
3 To Have and Have Not -Ernest Hemingway My Review
4 The Box Garden - Carol Shields My Review
5 The Ship of Brides - Jojo Moyes My Review
6 Chocolat - Joanne Harris My Review

7 Waking the Witch - Kelley Armstrong My Review
8 - Inside - Alix Ohlin My Review
9 - The Imposter Bride - Nancy Richer My Review
10 - 419 - Will Ferguson My Review
11 - Our Daily Bread - Lauren B. Davies - My Review
12 - Everybody Has Everything - Katrina Onstad My Review

6bookwormjules
Edited: Nov 3, 2012, 9:14am Top

Short Stories, Novellas, Anthologies Collections Galore! 12/12

1 - The Lost Salt Gift of Blood - Alistair MacLeod My Review
2 - Selected Short Stories - Virginia Woolf My Review
3 - Agassiz Stories - Sandra Birdsell - My Review
4 - The Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories My Review
5 - Stones - Timothy Findley My Review
6 - Storm Glass - Jane Urquhart My Review

7 - Mennonites Don't Dance - Darcie Friesen Hossack My Review
8 - Who Do You Think You Are? - Alice Munro My Review
9 - Light Lifting - Alexander MacLeod My Review
10 - This Cake is for the Party - Sarah Selecky My Book Review
11 - My Life Among the Apes - Cary Fagan My Review
12 - Vintage Munro - Alice Munro My Review

7bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 31, 2012, 11:44am Top

2012 Countdown - 11/12

1 - 2012 - Fighting Gravity - Leah Petersen My Review
2 - 2011 - Alone in the Classroom - Elizabeth Hay My Review
3 - 2010 - Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel My Review
4 - 2009 - Shannon - Frank Delaney My Review
5 - 2008 - The Dream World - Alison Pick My Review
6 - 2007 - Turtle Valley - Gail Anderson-Dargartz My Review

7 - 2006 - Star Sullivan - Maeve Binchy My Review
8 - 2005 - A Long, Long Way
9 - 2004 - Messenger - Lois Lowry My Review
10 - 2003 - The Colour - Rose Tremain My Review
11 - 2002
12 - 2001 - Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris My Review

8bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 30, 2012, 12:19pm Top

Decades of Decades 12/12

1 - 1970s - Offshore - Penelope Fitzgerald My Review
2 - 1940s - The Boxcar Children
3 - 1920s - La Grosse Fifi - Jean Ryhs My Review
4 - 1990s - The Prestige - Christopher Priest My Review
5 - 1950s' - Street of Riches - Gabrielle Roy My Review
6 - 1930s - The Years - Virginia Woolf My Review

7 - 1900's - The Hound of Baskervilles - My Review
8 - 1890s - The War of the Worlds - My Review
9 - 1980s - The Whirlpool - Jane Urquhart My Review
10 - 1910s - Summer - Edith Wharton My Review
11 - The Road Past Altamont - Gabrielle Roy My Review
12 - 1880s' - The Bostonians - Henry James My Review

9bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 29, 2012, 11:58am Top

Canadian Award Winners - 11/12 Books Read

1 Canada Reads - 2003 Winner - Next Episode - Hubert Aquin My Review
2 Canada Reads - 2005 Winner - Rockbound - Frank Parker Day My Review
3 Canada Reads - 2006 - A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews My Review
4 Canada Reads - 2010 - Nikolski - Nicolas Dickner My Review
5 Giller Prize - 2000 Winner - Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaajte My Review
6 Giller Prize - 2003 Winner - The In-Between World of Vikram Lall - M.G. Vassanji My Review

7 Giller Prize - 2010 Winner - The Sentimentalists - Johanna Skibsrud My Review
8 Giller Prize - 2001 Winner - Clara Callan - Richard B. Wright My Review
9 Governor Generals Award - 2011 Winner - The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt My Review
10 Governor Generals Award - 2009 Winner (French Language) Ru - Kim Thuy My Review
11 Governor Generals Award - 2009 Winner - The Mistress of Nothing - Kate Pullinger My Review
12 Governor Generals Award

10bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 9, 2012, 9:46am Top

The One's That Didn't Win - 12/12

1 - 1998 Governors General Finalist - Childhood - Andre Alexis My Review
2 - 1993 - Giller Finalist - For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down - David Adams Richards
My Review
3 - Canada Reads - The Colony of Unrequited Dreams - Wayne Johnston My Review
4 - 2005 Giller Finalist - Galveston - Paul Quarrington My Review
5 - 2009 Giller Longlist - The Heart Specialist - Claire Holden Rothman My Review
6 - Canada Reads - Stanley Park - Timothy Taylor My Review

7 - Canada Reads - Deafening - Frances Itani My Review
8 - 2012 Giller - One Good Hustle - Billie Livingston One Good Hustle
9 - Canada Reads - The Lost Garden - Helen Humphreys My Review
10 - 2009 Governor General Award - The Golden Mean My Review
11 Canada Reads - Natasha and Other Stories - David Bezmozgis My Review
12 1997 Governor General Award - Small Change - Elizabeth Hay My Review

11bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 30, 2012, 12:36pm Top

Travel Through the Stargate and Beyond - 10/12

1 - Allegiance (SGA 18) - Amy Griswold and Melissa Scott My Review
2 - Transitions (SG-1 18) - Sabine Bauer My Review
3 - Casualties of War - Elizabeth Christensen My Review
4 - Trial by Fire SG-1 1) Sabine Bauer My Review
5 - Reliquary (SGA 2) - Martha Wells My Review
6 - Do No Harm (SG-1 12) - Karen Miller My Review

7 - The Furies (SGA 19) - Jo Graham My Review
8 - The Barque of Heaven (SG-1 11) - Suzanne Wood My Review
9 - Sacrifice Moon (SG-1 2) - Julie Fortune My Review
10 - Entanglement (SGA - 6) My Review
11
12

12bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 31, 2012, 11:21am Top

Kobo Express 11/12

1 - The Sense of Ending - Julian Barnes My Review
2 - The Druid - Frank Delaney My Review
3 - The Girl Who Lived on the Moon My Review
4 - The Paris Wife
5 - Pigsong - Frank Delaney My Review
6 - Hetty Dorval - Ethel Wilson My Review

7 - Whirl Away - Russell Wangersky My Review
8 - Y - Marjorie Celona My Review
9 - The Emperor of Paris - C. S. Richardson My Review
10 - I'm Starved For You: Positron, Episode 1 - Margaret Atwood My Review
11 - Doppler - Erlend Loe My Review
12

13bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 31, 2012, 12:36pm Top

Seriously Serious, About Reading Books from a Series - 12/12

1 - The Giver Trilogy - Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry My Review
2 - Women of The Otherworld - Living With the Dead My Review
3 - James Bond -Casino Royale - Ian Fleming My Review
4 - Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris My Review
5 - The Sea-Folk - Frank Delaney My Review
6 - Spell Bound - Kelley Armstrong My Review

7 - The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jeminsin My Review
8 - Harvest Moon - Multiple Authors My Review
9 - The Mystery of Mercy Close - Marian Keyes My Review
10 - The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson My Review
11 - Irish Country Village - Patrick Taylor My Review
12 - 13 - Kelley Armstrong My Review

14lkernagh
Jan 3, 2012, 9:27am Top

Great to see you back for another year! Enjoy your challenge and good luck!

15bookwormjules
Jan 4, 2012, 6:44am Top

Thanks lkernagh. This year I will keep up with posting my reviews and progress here!

16mamzel
Jan 5, 2012, 11:47am Top

Good luck with your 2012 challenge!

17bookwormjules
Jan 6, 2012, 8:03am Top

One down, 143 to go! This is from the Authors A,BC & X,Y,Z Category.

Zentner, Alexi - Touch My Review - Touch

Overall it was an enjoyable read. Had some good magical realism elements to it.

18The_Hibernator
Jan 6, 2012, 8:22am Top

Good luck!

19lkernagh
Jan 6, 2012, 9:31am Top

Read your review of Touch over on the Alphabet Challenge. Thanks for the heads up on the magical realism. It still sounds like one I will find interesting and will place a hold on the copy I know my local library has.

I am trying not to clutter up threads so I decided to just post my comment about Touch here here. ;-)

20bookwormjules
Edited: Jan 15, 2012, 11:25am Top

Book 2 - A book of poetry, my first book of poetry I've reviewed, and it was and accident I picked it up, turned out to be a good read. This book is listed in the 2012 countdown category.

The Dream World - Alison Pick My Review

21bookwormjules
Jan 7, 2012, 11:27am Top

lkernagh - it was a good read, I hope you get a copy soon, it's a good choice if you like magical realism.

22bookwormjules
Jan 7, 2012, 12:01pm Top

And book 3! Lets hope I keep this up! This one is from the Canadian Award Winners. While I didn't exactly enjoy the book I didn't hate it either, a little outside my usual reading comfort zone. Westernesque book - The Sisters Brothers - by Patrick deWitt My Review

23DeltaQueen50
Jan 8, 2012, 10:54pm Top

Welcome back, Julie! You are off to a great start. I read The Sisters Brothers last year and, I think I loved it more than you. I am a huge fan of westerns, and this stylized one hit all my "Yes" buttons.

24bookwormjules
Jan 9, 2012, 6:03am Top

23 - Thanks, good to be back. If you enjoyed the Sisters Brothers, than you may enjoy The Seamstress. It's not exactly a Western, but the one plot line reminds me a lot of one.

25psutto
Jan 9, 2012, 1:09pm Top

I also found it to be a bit forgettable, also not read a lot of westerns I wonder if that makes a difference

26bookwormjules
Jan 11, 2012, 6:44am Top

psutto - I wonder if it does too, nice to see others share similar thoughts on the book.

27bookwormjules
Edited: Jan 15, 2012, 11:25am Top

Added book 4 (hopefully reviews for 5, 6 ,7 to follow soon!)

1001 Books to Read Before You Die
- Oroonoko and Other Writings - Aphra Behn My Review

Good book, an author ahead of her time, one of the first women writers and I think it's also one of the oldest books to appear on the 1001 books to read before you die list.

28bookwormjules
Edited: Jan 15, 2012, 11:25am Top

Book 5

The One's That Didn't Win
- 1998 Governor General's Award Finalist - Childhood - Andre Alexis
My Review

29bookwormjules
Jan 17, 2012, 9:01pm Top

Book 6 - The One's That Didn't Win
- 1993 Giller Finalist - For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down - David Adams Richards

Finally finished the trilogy he wrote, enjoyed this one the best.

30lkernagh
Jan 17, 2012, 10:12pm Top

Found your posting over on the Alphabet Challenge first but wanted to leave my comment over here. Great review of For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down. I haven't read David Adams Richards' Miramichi trilogy yet but hope to get to it at some point. Looking forward to reading your comments of Mercy Among Children when you get to it!

31bookwormjules
Jan 18, 2012, 8:01am Top

30 - It was a fairly good trilogy, I really enjoyed the writing, but took a while to get used to the plot and character development, it can be very slow at times. I hope you get a chance to read it soon.

32bookwormjules
Edited: Jan 21, 2012, 11:54am Top

Book 7 (since I forgot to post it earlier. Opps!)

Through the Stargate and Beyond Category - Allegiance: Stargate Atlantis 18 - Amy Gridwold and Melissa Scott My Review - Stargate is a favourite TV series of mine, now my love for it is continued on into books - which for the most part, are well written and a great companion to the series.

Book Number 8! (Hopefully 9 - 11 reviews will be written soon)

From the Short Stories.... Category - The Lost Salt Gift of Blood - Alistair MacLeod My Review

33bookwormjules
Jan 21, 2012, 8:27pm Top

2012 Countdown
- 2011 - Alone in the Classroom- Elizabeth Hay My Review

Didn't enjoy this one much although I'd still recommend one of the author's other books - Late Nights on the Air.

34lkernagh
Jan 21, 2012, 9:08pm Top

God to know.... I haven't read any of Hay's works and was undecided if I wanted to read Alone in the Classroom when I came across it in my local library's catalogue.

35bookwormjules
Jan 23, 2012, 7:58am Top

34 - This one just wasn't as good as her other book I read. But the author is still worth reading.

36bookwormjules
Jan 23, 2012, 8:00am Top

Book 10 - Seriously Serious about reading books from a series (say that 5 times fast!)

From the Giver Trilogy - Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry My Review

Good companion book to a childhood favourite, I read the final installment of the series right after this one, and it was also really good, review to come soonish. Silly job got in the way!

37bookwormjules
Jan 24, 2012, 8:19am Top

Book 11 - 2012 Countdown Challenge

2004 - Messenger - Lois Lowry My Review

And I finally finish a series - a book I was first introduce to when I was about 13 years old. (The Giver). Good wrap up to a great series - a good series for young readers.

38bookwormjules
Jan 28, 2012, 12:27pm Top

The One That Didn't Win category
- Canada Reads - The Colony of Unrequited Dreams - Wayne Johnston My Review

This was a fantastic historical fiction book. Highly recommend. Did a fantastic job at giving life to Newfoundland and its inhabitants.

39bookwormjules
Jan 29, 2012, 11:42am Top

Another award winner, and well deserved - 2000 Giller Prize Winner - Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaatje My Review

40bookwormjules
Jan 30, 2012, 7:14pm Top

Through the Stargate and Beyond
- Transitions Stargate SG-1 18 - Sabine Bauer My Review

A Stargate book that I didn't like, first time for everything I suppose. May be more of disappointed in, than dislike, but either way, not my favourite read.

41bookwormjules
Edited: Jan 31, 2012, 11:04pm Top

Short Stories.... Category
- Modern Classics Selected Short Stories by Virginia Woolf- Virginia Woolf My Review

If you're looking for a short story collection, this one is a must read!!

42bookwormjules
Feb 1, 2012, 8:19am Top

And last review of January - from the 2012 Countdown category
2005 - A Long, Long Way - Sebastian Barry

Another book I'd highly recommend.

43lkernagh
Feb 4, 2012, 10:01am Top

Hi Jules, getting caught up on everyone's threads and see you have been busy reading! I have been thinking about reading another Sebastian Barry book - the only one I have read so far is The Secret Scripture but I am a bit leery.... I found The Secret Scripture to be a bit annoying and it was only because Barry managed to completely change my feelings about the book in the in the final pages that I gave it the rating I did.

44bookwormjules
Feb 7, 2012, 6:35am Top

43 - It was a good month for reading for me. I have only read the one book by the author, so I could't compare it to his other work, but this one is well done.

I also need to get caught up on the threads, but the books made me neglect them I swear!

45The_Hibernator
Feb 7, 2012, 7:36am Top

Thanks for stopping by my thread. I really enjoyed The Giver trilogy, too, though I thought the first was by far the best. And it worked well as a stand-alone. I thought the end of The Giver was open for interpretation, and I totally interpreted it the other way! I was rather surprised when I read Gathering Blue because of that.

46bookwormjules
Feb 7, 2012, 8:11pm Top

Two more books added,
- from the Decades of Decades Category - 1970s Offshore
- From the Kobo Express Category - The Sense of Ending

My Review - The Sense of Ending

47bookwormjules
Feb 12, 2012, 8:56pm Top

Two more books both from Kobo Express - both are short stories by Frank Delaney
- The Druid: The Storytellers My Review
- The Girl Who Lived on the Moon My Review

48bookwormjules
Feb 13, 2012, 7:25am Top

Book 22 - from The Seriously, Serious About Reading Books from a Series.
- The 9th book in The Women of the Otherworld Series - Living With the Dead - Kelley Armstrong My Review

Sadly this one didnt live up to some the other books in the series.

49bookwormjules
Edited: Apr 4, 2012, 7:51am Top

Back after a low reading month for March - I moved at the end of the month. Finally got around to writing a review from the Beginning of March! Opps.

This time it's from the One's that didnt win - 2005 Giller Finalist - Galveston - Paul Quarrington My Review

50bookwormjules
Apr 5, 2012, 6:34am Top

Last book of March Reading Posted. March as a bad reading month for me, but a lot of big things happened to me so, that affected reading, blogging etc.

This time the category is - 2012 Countdown - Shannon - Frank Delaney My Review

51bookwormjules
Apr 10, 2012, 7:48am Top

Book 28 From the Short Stories Category - Agassiz Stories by Sandra Birdsell

My Review

52bookwormjules
Edited: Apr 10, 2012, 6:54pm Top

Book 29 - Through the Stargate and Beyond
Casualties of War - SGA-7 My Review

53bookwormjules
Apr 11, 2012, 7:14am Top

30 down, 114 to go.

1001 Books to read before you die category

Requiem for a Dream - Hubert Selby Jr. My Review

54bookwormjules
Apr 28, 2012, 11:57am Top

A,B,C and X,Y,Z

C - Cather, Willa - My Antonia My Review

55bookwormjules
Apr 29, 2012, 11:04am Top

Kobo Express - Pigsong by Frank Delaney

My Review

56bookwormjules
Edited: Jun 1, 2012, 8:11pm Top

I've been really bad about updating this, and visiting others. Opps! Here is a a bulk update for May!|

1) Silas Marner George Eliot - (1001 Books Category) My Review

2) Fighting Gravity - Leah Petersen (2012 Countdown) - My Review

3) La Grosse Fifi - Jean Rhys

4) Turtle Valley - (2012 Countdown)nGail Anderson-Dargartz My Review

5) The Sound of Blue - (Around the World) Holly Payne My Review

6) Stones - Timothy Findley (Short Stories, Novellas erc) My Review

7) Ru - Kim Thuy - (Canadian Award Winners) My Review

8) Frostbitten Kelley Armstrong (Authors A,B,C & x,y,z) My Review

9) Crazy Heart - Thomas Cobb (Authors ABC,XYZ) My Review

10) Trial by Fire - Sabine Bauer (Travel Through the Stargate) - My Review

11) The Newspaper of Claremont Street - Elizabeth Jolley (Around the World) My Review

12) Storm Glass Jane Urquhart (Short Stories) My Review

13) To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway (TBR No More) My Review

14) The Box Garden - Carol Shields (TBR No More) My Review

57The_Hibernator
May 20, 2012, 9:24pm Top

Hey, I just checked out your blog to look at your review of Silas Marner. I really like how it's set up! I only just began listing my reviews on a blog and I'm looking for ways to improve, so it's nice to find such good examples. :)

58bookwormjules
May 23, 2012, 10:01am Top

57 - Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with your blog and reviews.

59lkernagh
May 26, 2012, 9:34pm Top

Stopping by for a visit and now very intrigued to learn what you thought of Turtle Valley - no review link!

60bookwormjules
May 29, 2012, 7:05am Top

59 - Opps! Posted it now!

61lkernagh
May 29, 2012, 9:30am Top

Thanks!

62bookwormjules
Edited: Jun 30, 2012, 8:57pm Top

June Reviews

1) The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova (Around the World in 12 books) - My Review
2) Casino Royale - Ian Fleming (Seriously, Serious About Reading Books from a Series.) My Review
3) Mennonites Don't Dance - Darcie Friesen Hossack (Short Stories) My Review
4) Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel (2012 Countdown) - My Review
5) The Prestige - Christopher Priest (Decades of Decades) - My Review
6) Next Episode - Hubert Aquin (Canadian Award Winners) My Review
7) The Painted Veil - W. Somerset Maugham (Around the World) My Review
8) The Yellow House - Patricia Falvey (Around the World) My Review
9) The Ship of Brides - Jojo Moyes (TBR No More) My Review
10) Rockbound - Frank Parker Day - (Canadian Award Winners) - My Review
11) Who Do You Think You Are? aka The Beggar Maid - Alice Munro (Short Story Collection) My Review

63bookwormjules
Edited: Aug 1, 2012, 9:30pm Top

July Reviews

1) Reliquary - SGA 2 - Martha Wells (Travel Through the Stargate) My Review
2) Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris (Seriously, Serious ... series) My Review
3) The Sea-Folk - Frank Delaney (Seriously Series....) My Review
4) Street of Riches - Gabrielle Roy (Decades of Decades) - My Review
5) The Years - Virginia Woolf (Decades of Decades) - My Review
6) The In-Between World of Vikram Lall - M.G. Vassanji (Can. Award Winners) - My Review
7) A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews (Canadian Award Winners) - My Review
8) Chocolat - Joanne Harris (TBR No More) - My Review
9) The Colour - Rose Tremain - (2012 Countdown)- My Review
10) Light Lifting - Alexander MacLeod (Short Stories, Novellas....) My Review
11) The Sentimentalists - Johanna Skibsrud (Canadian Award Winners) My Review
12) This Cake is for the Party - Sarah Selecky (Short Stories...) My Review

64bookwormjules
Edited: Sep 9, 2012, 11:09am Top

August Reviews

1) Circle of Friends - Maeve Binchy (ABC,XYZ) - My Review
2) The Mistress of Nothing - Kate Pullinger (Can. Award Winners) My Review
3) The Bad Girl Mario Vargas Llosa (Around the World) -
4)
Do No Harm SG-1 12 - Karen Miller (Through the Stargate ...) My Review
5) Nikolski - Nicolas Dickner (Can. Award Winners My Review
6) The Heart Specialist Claire Holden Rothman (Didn't Win) - My Review
7) Stanley Park - Timothy Taylor (Didn't Win) My Review
8) Deafening - Frances Itani (Didn't Win) - My Review
9) Years of Red Dust: Stories of Shanghai - Qiu Xiaolong (Author ABC,XYZ) My Review
10) Daughters Who Walk This Path - Yejide Kilanko (Around the World) - My Review

65bookwormjules
Edited: Sep 30, 2012, 8:46am Top

September Reviews

1) Hetty Dorval - Ethel Wilson (Kobo Express) - My Review
2) Waking the Witch - Kelley Armstrong (TBR No More) - My Review
3) Spell Bound - Kelley Armstrong (Seriously.....Series) My Review
4) Star Sullivan - Maeve Binchy (2012 Countdown) - My Review
5) The Long Song - Andrea Levy - (Around the World) My Review
6) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin (Series) My Review
7) Whirl Away - Russell Wangersky (Kobo Express) My Review
8) Dr. Brinkley's Tower - Robert Hough (Around the world) My Review
9) Y: A Novel - Marjorie Celona (Kobo Express) My Review
10) Inside - Alix Ohlin - (TBR) - My Review
11) The Emperor of Paris - C. S. Richardson (Kobo Express) - My Review

66bookwormjules
Edited: Nov 3, 2012, 11:52am Top

October Reviews

1) One Good Hustle - Billie Livingston (One that didn't win) My Review
2) The Imposter Bride - Nancy Richler - (TBR No more) My Review
3) 419 - Will Ferguson (TBR) - My Review
4) Our Daily Bread - Lauren B. Davies (TBR) My Review
5) My Life Among the Apes - Cary Fagan (Short Stories...) My Review
6) Everybody Has Everything - Katrina Onstad My Review
7) North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell My Review
8) The Furies SGA-19 - Jo Graham My Review
9) The Hound of Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle My Review
10) The Lost Garden: A Novel - Helen Humphreys My Review
11) The Mirrored World - Debra Dean (Around the World) My Review
12 - Vintage Munro - Alice Munro (Short Stories...) - My Review
13) The Juliet Stories - Carrie Snyder (around the world) My Review
14) The Golden Mean Annabel Lyon (Didn't Win) My Review
15 - Harvest Moon - Multiple Authors (Series) My Review
16) I'm Starved For You - Margaret Atwood (Kobo Express) My Review

67bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 9, 2012, 10:34am Top

November

1) The Mystery of Mercy Close - Marian Keyes (Series) - My Review My Review
2) Natasha and Other Stories - David Bezmozgis (Didn't Win) - My Review
3) War of the Worlds H.G. Wells My Review
4) The Barque of Heaven SG-1 - Suzanne Wood (Through the Stargate) My Review
5) The Whirlpool - Jane Urquhart (Decades) - My Review
6) Sacrifice Moon - SG-1 2 - Julie Fortune (Through the Stargate) My Review
7) Small Change - Elizabeth Hay (Didn't Win) - My Review
8) Feathered Serpent Xu Xiaobin ( Author ABC,XYZ) My Review

68bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 31, 2012, 12:36pm Top

December

1) Clara Callan - Richard B. Wright (Award Winners) My Review
2) Fauna - Alissa York (Author ABC,XYZ) My Review
3) Summer - Edith Wharton (Decades) My Review
4) The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson (Series) My Review
5) The Road Past Altamont - Gabrielle Roy (Decades) My Review
6) The Bostonians - Henry James (Decades) My Review
7) Entanglement SGA 6 - Martha Wells My Review
8) Irish Country Village - Patrick Taylor (Series) My Review
9) Doppler - Erlend Loe (Kobo Express) My Review
10) The Time Keeper - Mitch Albom (Author ABC, XYZ) My Review
11) Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris (Countdown) My Review
12) A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (1001 Books) My Review
13) Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf (1001 Books) - My Review
14) Thirteen - Kelley Armstrong (Series) My Review

69bookwormjules
Edited: Dec 31, 2012, 12:40pm Top

FINAL THOUGHTS 133/144 Books Read

Even though I failed, I am happy about the progress of the challenge. For the most part I balanced out the individual categories and what I read, near the end there was a bit of a scramble trying to finish some categories, but otherwise it was a fun challenge. One I was closer than I thought I would be to finishing.

70christina_reads
Jan 1, 2013, 7:20pm Top

Congratulations -- 133 books is nothing to sneeze at!

71bookwormjules
Jan 2, 2013, 6:02am Top

thanks

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