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Kristel's 2018 Year of the Dog

2018 Category Challenge

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1Kristelh
Edited: Jan 6, 5:51pm Top

2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. I did the Year of the Rooster last year (for Tournament of Books, AKA Rooster) so decided that I would continue with the zodiac.I will start officially on January 1st, 2018.




2Kristelh
Edited: May 15, 10:02pm Top



currently Reading: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein and Justine by Lawrence Durrell.

3Kristelh
Edited: Jul 23, 2:56pm Top



BINGO

19. The Monk will work for 2, 4, 12, 19, 25 and even 17 (see cover).
2. Number in Title The House of the Seven Gables Seven
17. Something in the Sky A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
23. Long time TBR, Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
16. Unread 2017 Purchase, Passing by Nella Larsen, purchased 11/16/2017
4. New to me author, The Locals by Jonathan Dee
14. Number in the Title: A Hundred Lifetimes
20. Beautiful cover, Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
12. The Third Man by Graham Greene
1. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Alfred Lansing
3. Kitchen translated from Japanese
9. >500 pages, Barkskins by Annie Proulx
24. involves travel Jazz the migration of African Americans from the South to cities in the North, Harlem
6. Money in the Title (Crying--auctioneer) The Crying of Lot 49
21. Out of Africa memoir
15. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
11. LGBTQ, The End of Eddy
12. Published in 2018, Flat Broke With Two Goats
25. Rank in Title, Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord
10: Set during a holiday, Thanksgiving is a reoccurring important holiday in this book, A Little Life
5. Name of Relative in title, Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.
22. Poetry, there is some songs, poetry in Winnie-the-Poo by Milne
23. Reamde by Neal Stephenson, Pacific Ocean Related, set in the Pacific Northwest, also China and Philippines and some occurs on water but most is on land.

4Kristelh
Edited: Sep 15, 8:55am Top

ScaredyKIT

1. January: Gothic The Monk by Mathew Lewis, The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2. February: Survival Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel, Pandemic
3. March: Weird Fiction Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
4. April, Supernatural, First Evidence, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
5. May: close to home The Bees by Laline Paull, phobia-bees
6. June: Made to movie, Under the Skin by Faber
7. July: Techno Thriller, Reamde The Peripheral
8. August: series, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
9. September: The Stand by Stephen King
10. October
11. November
12. December

5Kristelh
Edited: Sep 13, 8:33pm Top

1001 Books Panhu

1. The Monk by Mathew Lewis, Diversity/January
2. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, TBR Takedown, January
3. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence, January BOTM
4. Passing by Nella Larsen
5. The Third Man by Graham Greene
6. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
7. To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf, reread
8. Jazz by Toni Morrison
9. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
10. City Primeval by Elmore Leonard
11. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
12. Out of Africa Izak Dinesen
13. A Ballad for Georg Henig by Victor Paskow
14. Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis de Bernieres
15. Giovanni's Room by james Balwin
16. Survival in Auschwitz also known as If This is a Man by Primo Levi
17. Pastoralia by George Saunders
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandra Dumas
19. Justine by Lawrence Durrell
20. The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
21. The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
22. Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev
23. Love In the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
24. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt
25. Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi
26. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
27. Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Shelby Jr
28. Unless by Carol Shields
29. Independent People by Halldor Laxness
30. Libra by Don DeLillo
31. Day of the Dolphin by Robert Merle
32. The Enormous Room by e. e. cummings
33. Hunger by Knut Hamsum
34. The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
35. King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard

6Kristelh
Edited: Sep 13, 8:33pm Top

SFFKit Erlang Shen

1. January/procrastination, A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers, Homeland by R. A. Salvatore.
2. February/Urban Fantasy Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
3. March/Off World: Restaurant at the End of the Universe and Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein
4. April/Time Travel The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
5. May: Rise Up The Bees by Laline Paull, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
6. June: Series, Waking Gods (book 2) by Sylvain Neuvel,, The Stone Sky (book 3) by N. K. Jemisin
7. July: cyberpunk/techno, Reamde by Neal Stephenson
8, August: humor Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
9. September, Myths, Fairy Tales, Legends,
10.
11.
12.

7Kristelh
Edited: Sep 7, 9:36pm Top

F2F Tiangou

January: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (read in 2015)
February: The Power by Naomi Alderman 2/9/18
March: Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel 2/16/18
April: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 4/8/18
May: The Immortalist by Chloe Benjamin 5/12/18
June: The Leavers by Lisa Ko 6/8/18
July The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne completed 7/9/18
August: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld 8/5/18
September Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman completed 9/7/18
October The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Nov/Dec A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

8Kristelh
Edited: Sep 15, 8:56am Top

ROOTS




1. The Monk by Matthew Lewis at least 2012 pdf
2. The House of the Seven Gables 2012 pdf
3. Women in Love at least 2010 or longer Goodwill, a long time
4. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers audio, purchased 2017
5. Passing by Nella Larsen, kindle, purchased 2017
6. The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker, Audiosync File 2017 program
7. Homeland by R. A. Salvatore, purchased 2017
8. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, April 7, 2013
9. A Hundred Lifetimes by David C. A. Zink, acquired 3/2017
10. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
11. The Third Man by graham Greene
12. The Power by Naomi Alderman, June 2017
13. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing,
14. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, obtained
15. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, obtained 2014
16. Barkskins by Annie Proulx, obtained July 2016
17. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
18. City Primeval by Elmore Leonard
19. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
20. Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
21. Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis de Bernieres
22. Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi
23. Pastoralia by George Saunders
24. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
25. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandra Dumas
26. Justine by Lawrence Durrell
27. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
28. The Leavers by Lisa Ko, obtained 6/10/17.
29. The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster, obtained 11/10/16
30. Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev, obtained 2014.
31. Love In the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
32. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt
33. Gulp by Mary Roach
34. Under the Skin by Michel Faber
35. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
36. Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr 12/9/14
37. Unless by Carol Shields, had it at least since 2016
38. The Peripheral by William Gibson, 11/2017
39. Libra by Don DeLillo. 2016
40. Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi, 9/1/17
41. Day of the Dolphin by Robert Merle, 2017 or older
42. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, 2017 audio Sync
43. Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie
44. The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
45. King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
46. The Stand - Stephen King, 7/29/16.

9Kristelh
Edited: Feb 1, 9:32pm Top

January

To Be Read
1001 Seasonal: Blonde
We have Always Lived in the Castle The Mysteries of Udolpho
ROOT/TBR
Alpha V-M, Yearlong: X, Z: currently reading Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
Color BLACK: The Monk M. G. Lewis
F2F: Half a Yellow Sun read 2015
PBT: Science The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker
January: Nordic Mysteries hosted by sushicat
Other:

Read:



1. The Monk M. G. Lewis, Diversity, ScaredyKIT, ColorCat, AlphaKit, ROOTS,
2. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, TRB Takedown, 1001 books, ScaredyCat, ROOTS
3. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers, SFFKit
4. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence, January 1001 BOTM
5. Passing by Nella Larsen, 1001 BOTM
6. The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker PBT, science
7. The Locals by Jonathan Dee, made long list for ToB
8. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
9. Homeland R. A. Salvatore, NPR 100 list, ROOT, Jan SFF procrastination
10. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
11. a Hundred Lifetimes - David C. A. Zink

10Kristelh
Edited: Mar 2, 3:54pm Top

February
To Be Read
1001 BOTM: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf COMPLETED
1001 Seasonal Read: Blonde, continued
1001 TBR Takedown: The Third Man by Graham Greene COMPLETED
1001 Diversity: Jazz Toni Morrison COMPLETED
Scaredykit: Survival/disaster: The Fifth Wave - Rick Yancey, Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O’Dell, Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage - Alfred Lansing
SFF: Urban fantasy; Shadowshaper - Daniel José Older COMPLETED
F2F: The Power by Naomi Alderman COMPLETED
ROOT/TBR:
Alphakit, Yearlong: X, Z P-J: Jazz by Toni Morrison, The Power by Naomi Alderman
ColourCat, Brown: Barkskins by Annie Proulx
February: Female Cop/Sleuth/Detective hosted by LittleTaiko

READ:



1. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
2. The Third Man by Graham TBR takedown
3. The Power by Naomi Alderman
4. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
5. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
6. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
7. To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (reread).
8. Barkskins by Annie Proulx
9. Jazz by Toni Morrison
10. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

11Kristelh
Edited: Apr 1, 8:41am Top

March,

To Be Read
1001 BOTM: The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon COMPLETED 3/2/18
1001 Seasonal Read: Blonde COMPLETED
1001 Diversity: Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen COMPLETED
1001Bookswap: Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
ScaredyKit: Weird Fiction: Borne COMPLETED Perdido Street Station, House of Leaves
SFFKit: Off World Children of God The Restaurant at the End of the Universe COMPLETED
F2F: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel COMPLETED
ROOT/TBR: City Primeval by Elmore Leonard COMPLETED
AlphaKit: yearlong X-Z, F-I:
ColourCat, Green: Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon
March: Global Mysteries hosted by VivienneR

Currently Reading

Completed




1. Crying of Lot 49 bu Thomas Pynchon
2. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
3. City Primeval by Elmore Leonard
4. Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
5. Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
6. Shadows on the Grass by by Karen Blixen
7. Restaurant at the End of the Universe
8. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
9. Assignment in Eternity Robert Heinlein
11. Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
12. The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis
13. West Cork by Sam Bungey
14. A Ballad for Georg Henig by Victor Paskow
15. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

12Kristelh
Edited: Apr 30, 9:42pm Top

April
To Be Read
1001 BOTM: Ballad for Georg Henig - Victor Paskow COMPLETED, 3/25/18
1001 Seasonal Read: Count of Monte Christo Alexandre Dumas
Diversity 1001: survival in Auschwitz
1001Bookswap: Giovanni's Room, Completed 3/31/18
ScaredyKit: Supernatural: Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman, City of Bones Cassandra Clare, The Shining Stephen King,
SFFKit: Time Travel: Redshirts by John Scalzi, Passage by Willis. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Dark Matter
F2F:
ROOT/TBR:
AlphaKit, X,Z, P-J:
ColourCat: Yellow
April: Classic and Golden Age Mysteries hosted by mathgirl40

Completed:

13Kristelh
Edited: May 30, 8:10am Top

May

1001 BOTM: Pastoralia COMPLETED
1001 Seasonal: The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas COMPLETED
1001 Diversity: The Seige of Krishnapur
1001Bookswap:
ScaredyKit: Close to Home (personal phobias, local settings, family) Universal Harvester or The Bees
SFFKit, Rise UP: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and The Bees
ROOT/TBR Justine by Durrell completed
AlphaKit: X,Z, Q, K Quicksilver and Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrel
ColourCat: Blue Plus One by Elizaneth Fama
May: Mysteries involving Transit hosted by rabbitprincess
F2F: The Immortalist Chloe Benjamin COMPLETED


COMPLETED

14Kristelh
Edited: Jun 30, 9:02pm Top

June

1001 BOTM: The Wonderful O and Fathers and Sons
1001 Seasonal: The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas COMPLETED
1001 Diversity: The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt
ScaredyKit: Adapted to Film: Under the Skin by Michel Faber
SFFKit (Seriets): Waking Gods and The Stone Sky
ROOT/TBR: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster started 6/4/18 COMPLETED 6/9/18
AlphaKit: X, Z, G, R Read Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for G Gulp by Mary Roach both G and R
ColourCat: Purple The Leavers COMPLETED,
June: True Crime hosted by LibraryCin
F2F: The Leavers by Lisa Ko COMPLETED
PBT: Magical Realism Love in the Time of Cholera COMPLETED
Random Cat: unusual protagonist: Winnie-the-Poo A. A. Milne COMPLETED

COMPLETED

15Kristelh
Edited: Aug 2, 9:43pm Top

July

1001 BOTM: authors Schitzler to Soseki Unless by Shields and Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby
1001 Seasonal: The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell at 34%
1001 Diversity: Woman at Point Zero Nawal El Saadawi COMPLETED
1001Bookswap: The Enormous Room E. E. Cummings will read next month for diversity
ScaredyKit Science/techno thrillers: Digital Fortress Reamde The Man in the High Castle Altered Carbon
SFFKit (cyberpunk) Reamde The Diamond Age, Interface The Peripheral William Gibson Ubik
ROOT/TBR: Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
AlphaKit:
X,
Z, Woman at Point Zero Nawal El Saadawi
S, Stephenson, Selby Jr
A All the Birds, Singing started
ColourCat: PINK The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne COMPLETED
July: Police Procedurals hosted by DeltaQueen50
F2F: The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne COMPLETED
BackbackEurope: Scotland Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott

To Read


Currently Reading


Completed:

16Kristelh
Edited: Aug 31, 7:54pm Top

August

TO BE READ

CURRENTLY READING:


1001 BOTM: Day of the Dolphin by Robert Merle
1001 Seasonal: The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
1001 Diversity: The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
1001Bookswap: The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
ScaredyKit, Series: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
SFFKit Humor) Crosstalk Agent to the Stars Android's Dream
ROOT/TBR: Libra by Don DeLillo completed
AlphaKit X,Z, O, D Day of the Dolphin and Libra by Don DeLillo and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
ColourCat: Grey Between Shades of Gray
August: Historical Mysteries hosted by majkia
F2F: All the Birds, Singing completed 8/5/18
Backpack Europe: Independent People compleeted 8/5/18

COMPLETED:

17Kristelh
Edited: Sep 15, 8:59am Top

September

1001 BOTM: Sula by Toni Morrison
1001 Seasonal: The Kindly Ones by Littell
1001 Diversity: The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
1001Bookswap:
ScaredyKit, King and family: The Stand The Shining
SFFKit, Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales: Nights at the Circus, The Bloody Chamber, Summerland The Stand Thomas the Rhymer The Mists of Avalon Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Beast by
ROOT/TBR King Solomon's Mines henry Rider Haggard
AlphaKit: X,Z, B, E Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
ColourCat, Metallic (Gold, Silver, Bronze) Spinning Silver
September: Noir and Hard-Boiled Mysteries hosted by RidgewayGirl
F2F Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Currently reading


Completed

18Kristelh
Edited: Sep 13, 8:48pm Top

October

1001 BOTM: Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi
1001 Seasonal: Don Quixote
1001 Diversity:
1001Bookswap: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
ScaredyKit (ghost stories): The Haunting of Hill House
SFFKit (Historical or alternate History): Underground Airlines
ROOT/TBR
AlphaKit X,Z, N, L:
ColourCat (Orange):
October: Espionage hosted by MissWatson

19Kristelh
Edited: Feb 25, 2:27pm Top

November

1001 BOTM: Spark to Thorberg
1001 Seasonal: Don Quixote
1001 Diversity:
1001Bookswap:
ScaredyKit (serial killers): American Psycho, The Alienist
SFFKit (creatures): Alien, out of the Shadows War with No Name (ants) The Bees
ROOT/TBR
AlphaKit X,Z, T, H:
ColourCat Red:
November: Cozy Mysteries hosted by virginiahomeschooler

20Kristelh
Edited: Feb 25, 2:28pm Top

December

1001 BOTM: Vesaas to Wharton
1001 Seasonal: Don Quixote
1001 Diversity:
1001Bookswap:
ScaredyKit (Psychological Thriller) Ill Will, Eileen, Good As Gone, Wasp Factory, Dark Matter The Unconsoled, Concrete Island, Highrise, Super-Cannes
SFFKit (The End): The Atrocity Exhibit Summerland, The Stand Station Eleven Lucifer's Hammer Cat's Cradle The Book of Joan Blindness The Sword of Shannara war with no name
ROOT/TBR
AlphaKit X, Z, C, W
ColourCat: White
December: Futuristic/Fantastical Mysteries hosted by LisaMorr

21mamzel
Dec 27, 2017, 1:49pm Top

Awwww! Who doesn't love the pwecious ittle doggies?
Glad you're back for another year!

22Helenliz
Dec 27, 2017, 4:33pm Top

Love the doggie tickers!

23majkia
Dec 28, 2017, 6:52am Top

no wonder that cat is a scaredy one!

24VivienneR
Dec 28, 2017, 12:15pm Top

I can't decide which I like best, it's a tie between the poor little scaredy cat and the December dog - nothing to be scared of there!

25ErinPaperbackstash
Dec 28, 2017, 12:38pm Top

Such cute dog pictures, especially the pumpkin!

26mstrust
Dec 28, 2017, 2:02pm Top

Doggies! Happy new thread and happy reading!

27lkernagh
Dec 29, 2017, 1:22pm Top

What great category images! Love the scaredy cat. ;-)

28rabbitprincess
Dec 29, 2017, 1:29pm Top

Awwww happy December puppy!!!! Have a great reading year!

29LittleTaiko
Dec 30, 2017, 9:42pm Top

A dog theme - I love it, especially the December dog since it’s a Shiba Inu. I used to have two of them and have quite the soft spot for that breed.

30sushicat
Jan 2, 8:25am Top

Stopping by to wish you a happy new reading year! Enjoy the dogs!

31LibraryCin
Jan 2, 4:01pm Top

Following along! Cute photos, Kristel! Happy reading!

32DeltaQueen50
Jan 4, 11:51pm Top

Came to drop my star and stayed to enjoy all the doggy pictures! Looking forward to following along in 2018.

33VioletBramble
Jan 5, 1:56pm Top

Too much puppy cuteness! Happy Reading in 2018!

34Kristelh
Jun 16, 12:48pm Top

updated 6/16/18. About half way through the year. I am happy with the number of books I have read off my TBR this year and also chopping away at that 1001 list. So I haven't read as many current books this year.

35Kristelh
Jun 30, 9:05pm Top

Updated 6/30/18, read 10 books in June.

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