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TBR Challenge

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1Carolien70
Edited: Nov 19, 2009, 3:45am Top

Hello everyone,
I am Carolien and I come from the Netherlands. I discovered LT last month and I really like all the groups you can join. This group is the perfect one for me. I have like 202 books unread in my bookcase. Some of them for much to long. The books on my list I own for one year or even longer.

My TBR list:

01) De Elfen / Die Elfen - Bernhard Hennen (translated from German) jan. 11
02) Het spel van de leeuw / The Lion's game- Nelson DeMille
03) De Crash / Night fall - Nelson DeMille
04) Breekpunt / The blade itself Marcus Sakey
05) Ciske de Rat; De complete Ciske trilogie - Piet Bakker (Dutch) march 23
06) De shining / The shining - Stephen King march 03
07) Passiespel / The rosary girls - Richard Montanari
08) Misha / Surviving with wolves - Misha Defonseca
09) Het noodlotskind / Moonlight on the avenue of faith - Gina B. Nahai
10) Heftig! / Starter for ten - David Nicholls jan. 19
11) Nevelen van Avalon - The mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
12) Het parsifal mazaïek / The parcifal mosaik - Robert Ludlum

Alternate list:

01) De Dante Club / The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl
02) Code Rood / The Firefly - P.T. Deutermann
03) SAS commando - Andy Macnab
04) Een liefde in Afrika / Tomorrow to be brave - Susan Travers
05) Weduwe voor een jaar / A widow for one year - John Irving
06) Het geheugenspel / The memory game - Nicci French
07) Spoorloos / Gone for good - Harlan Coben
08) Eens beloofd - Promise me - Harlan Coben
09) Echo Park - Echo Park - Michael Connelly
10) Jig / Jig - Campbell Armstrong
11) Jigsaw / Jigsaw - Campbell Armstrong
12) Hitte / The heat - Campbell Armstrong

2Carolien70
Edited: Jan 12, 2009, 3:25am Top

Right now, I am reading De Elfen by Bernhard Hennen. It's a German writer and as far as I know, this book hasn't been translated in Englisch.
Half a year ago I started reading this book, but after 124 pages I stopped reading. I have no idea why I did not get through the book, becouse now I think it's one of the most beautiful and fascinating fantasy I've ever read.

Sorry for my poor English.

3billiejean
Jan 8, 2009, 9:13am Top

Hi, Carolien70!
Your English is great! I look forward to following all the books you read.
--BJ

4Carolien70
Edited: Jan 12, 2009, 3:29am Top

I Finally finished my first book for this challenge yesterday!

1) De Elfen / Die Elfen (translated from German) - Bernhard Hennen *****
>> 670 pages

I absolutely loved this book! Great fantasy story! I'm so glad that I gave it another try! I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

I think I will choose another book for this challenge next month.

5Carolien70
Edited: Jan 19, 2009, 6:53am Top

After reading 3 books with a sad subject I feel like reading something funny. So now I'm going to read my second book for this challenge. It's a chick lit. It could be a hard one for me, because I usually get bored of reading chick lits.

I found out today that this book has been filmed. Did anyone see the movie "Starter for ten"?

6Carolien70
Jan 19, 2009, 6:52am Top

Finished my second book for this challenge...

2) Heftig! / Starter for ten - David Nicholls **
>>336 pages

The book was sometimes funny, but most of the time very boring.

7judylou
Jan 19, 2009, 7:55pm Top

Carolien, hope your next read is better!

8Carolien70
Edited: Mar 3, 2009, 5:46am Top

I finished the third one on my list...

3) De Shining / The Shining - Stephen King ***½
>>416 pages

I survived my first horror experience. :-)
Some people say that The Shining is King's best book. I did enjoy this book, but I doubt it's really his best. I hope there are better books written by this author.

9Carolien70
Edited: Mar 23, 2009, 6:42am Top

4) Ciske de Rat; De complete Ciske trilogie - Piet Bakker (Dutch)
>>620 pages

Ciske de Rat ****
Ciske groeit op ****
Cis de man ***½

I ejoyed reading these three stories so much! Reading Ciske de Rat was like meeting an old friend. :-)

10Carolien70
Nov 19, 2009, 3:43am Top

It has been a while ago since I've been here.
My TBR challenge hasn't been that successful. I only read 2 more books of my TBR pile since the last time I've been here. Maybe I'll give it another try next year. ;)

11cal8769
Nov 19, 2009, 8:17am Top

In a way your challenge was successful. You still got some books out of your TBR pile, maybe not as many as you planned on, but some progress was made!

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