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Group Reads for 2013

Here are recorded the books that have been agreed upon by members of the 2013 Category Challenge as well as the 75 Book Challenge for shared reads designated in the months shown below.

2013 Category Challenge Discussion Thread 1 Thread 2

75 Book Challenge Announcements

Year-long

Sandman - Neil Gaiman Sandman Group

  1. antqueen
  2. avatiakh
  3. clfisha
  4. ccookie
  5. DeltaQueen
  6. -Eva-
  7. hailelib
  8. lkernagh
  9. luvamystery65
  10. mamzel
  11. mathgirl40
  12. PawsforThought
  13. psutto
  14. ryvre
  15. SandDune
  16. tanglewood
  17. the_hibernator
  18. pammab


Anne Perry Discussion thread

  1. cyderry -William Monk series - The Shifting Tide COMPLETED (4.5*)Dark Assassin, Execution Dock, Acceptable Loss,A Sunless Sea 
  2. lindapanzo--the next in all four series--Pitt, Monk, World War 1 and Christmas novellas
  3. ivyd -- Christmas novellas in Dec, various Pitt & Monk, first WW I
  4. cbl_tn
  5. lkernagh -- Pitt series and Christmas novellas
  6. majkia -Pitt series
  7. BONNIEJUNE -- a Monk
  8. kiwiflowa: The Cater Street hangman
  9. hailelib -- Monk

Iris Murdoch A group effort but read what you will when you will. [1]

  1. sibyx
  2. Crazymamie
  3. souloftherose
  4. DorsVenabili
  5. EBT1002
  6. LizzieD
  7. gennyt
  8. BONNIEJUNE
  9. soffitta1 read The Bell

Song of Fire and Ice Series Read as many of the series as you want

  1. cyderry
  2. PawsforThought
  3. luvamystery65
  4. norabelle414
  5. antqueen
  6. Kassilem

Short Story Collection Community Read-Along Dedicated to trying a new author, a new collection, or a new-to-you genre, one book a month January suggestions and discussion

  1. richardderus
  2. jnwelch
  3. msf59
  4. crazymamie
  5. tloeffler
  6. roundballnz
  7. lkernagh
  8. ffortsa
  9. CarolynSchroeder
  10. hemlokgang
  11. phebj
  12. AnnieMod
  13. brenzi
  14. EBT1002
  15. PaulCranswick
  16. bohemima
  17. PolarisBeacon
  18. lkernagh
  19. laytonwoman3rd
  20. FionaWh
  21. Cariola
  22. SassyLassy
  23. gennyt
  24. tanglewood
  25. avatiakh
  26. Whisper1
  27. cammykitty
  28. coppers
  29. Heduanna
  30. mmignano11
  31. LucasTrask
  32. katiekrug

Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell We are planning to read all 12 volumes, starting in January, reading one volume per month. The main thread is here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/147074

  1. Deern
  2. souloftherose (tentatively)
  3. PersephonesLibrary
  4. LizzieD
  5. aliciamay
  6. soffitta1 (but only have some of the books, so will read the ones I have or can get hold of) Currently on book 8.
  7. brenzi
  8. katiekrug
  9. Donna828
  10. gennyt

Science Religion and History Group Reads Discussion Thread

  1. The_Hibernator
  2. qebo
  3. aulsmith
  4. lilbrattyteen
  5. _Zoe_
  6. MarthaJeanne
  7. ronincats
  8. streamsong
  9. PiyushC

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson Discussion Thread

  1. labwriter

January

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov Discussion Thread

  1. RidgewayGirl
  2. PawsforThought
  3. fmgee
  4. luvamystery65COMPLETED
  5. LittleTaiko
  6. sjmccreary
  7. tanglewood
  8. lkernagh
  9. bohemima
  10. bjace
  11. PolymathicMonkey

Swamplandia - Karen Russell

  1. Her_Royal_Orangeness
  2. clfisha
  3. sjmccreary
  4. zozette
  5. clue
  6. VictoriaPL
  7. norabelle414
  8. joannmcdermott
  9. AndreaBlythe
  10. TinaV95
  11. katiekrug
  12. psutto

When Christ and His Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman Discussion Thread

  1. cyderry COMPLETED
  2. avatiakh COMPLETED
  3. tanglewood
  4. ivyd COMPLETED
  5. majkia COMPLETED
  6. paulcranswick
  7. benitastrnad COMPLETED
  8. ryvre
  9. sandragon COMPLETED
  10. kiwiflowa COMPLETED

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (3 month read) Discussion Thread

  1. AndreaBlythe
  2. LittleTaiko
  3. cyderry COMPLETED
  4. TinaV95
  5. msf59
  6. wookiebender
  7. LauraBrook
  8. maggie1944
  9. Deedledee
  10. CrazyMamie
  11. JustJoey4
  12. Britt84
  13. brenzi
  14. Kassilem
  15. electrice - COMPLETED
  16. jnwelch
  17. soulofthe rose
  18. porch_reader
  19. ffortsa
  20. Britt84
  21. thornton37814 - COMPLETED
  22. wilkiec
  23. EBT1002
  24. kac522
  25. portnova
  26. nittnut
  27. PersephonesLibrary (maybe)
  28. alsvidur
  29. Bcteagirl
  30. joannmcdermott

February

Fowles

  1. PawsforThought (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
  2. ALWINN (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
  3. bjace (The Collector)
  4. ALWINN (The Collector)
  5. bohemima (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
  6. psutto (not decided which yet, probably a few)
  7. tanglewood (The Magus), maybe
  8. majkia (The Magus), maybe
  9. soffitta1 (A Maggot) This is a 1001 Book. I've read the others, but will comment on them.
  10. brenzi (The Collector)
  11. mathgirl40 (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
  12. bonniejune (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
  13. katiekrug (either The Collector or The French Lieutenant's Woman)
  14. EBT1002 (The Magus), maybe

Zoo City - Lauren Beukes

  1. mathgirl40
  2. majkia
  3. wandering_star
  4. sandragon
  5. cammykitty
  6. antqueen

Jhereg - Steven Brust

  1. ronincats
  2. humouress
  3. Dejah_Thoris
  4. drachenbraut23
  5. souloftherose
  6. tanglewood
  7. drneutron
  8. antqueen

"Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay"

  1. msf59 (Mark)
  2. Tanglewood (Michelle)
  3. ronincats (Roni)
  4. souloftherose (Heather)
  5. bahzah (Claudia)
  6. dkphoenix (Faith)
  7. ccookie (Cathy)
  8. vivians (Vivian)


The Ghost Map - Steven Johnson (2 month read) Discussion Thread

March

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain -Discussion Thread

  1. cyderry COMPLETED (3)
  2. PawsforThought
  3. rabbitprincess
  4. cbl_tn
  5. luvamystery65
  6. thornton37814 - COMPLETED
  7. sjmccreary
  8. VioletBramble
  9. bjace
  10. Kassilem
  11. MarthaJeanne
  12. Cmbohn - maybe
  13. ivyd - maybe

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - Discussion Thread (3 month read)

  1. avatiakh COMPLETED
  2. casvelyn
  3. mamzel
  4. sjmccreary
  5. DeltaQueen
  6. PawsforThought
  7. luvamystery65
  8. LittleTaiko
  9. jonesli
  10. -Eva-
  11. ivyd
  12. ALWINN
  13. christina_reads
  14. bjace
  15. clue
  16. joannmcdermott
  17. paulcranswick
  18. sandragon
  19. Kassilem
  20. AndreaBlythe
  21. electrice

All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

  1. lindapanzo
  2. PawsforThought
  3. ivyd
  4. ALWINN
  5. mamzel
  6. sjmccreary
  7. fmgee
  8. Britt84
  9. plt
  10. VioletBramble
  11. electrice - COMPLETED

Dr Thorne - Anthony Trollope

  1. souloftherose
  2. cbl_tn
  3. lindsacl
  4. LizzieD
  5. gennyt
  6. majkia - COMPLETED
  7. brenzi
  8. Donna828

April

Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim

  1. DeltaQueen
  2. luvamystery65
  3. casvelyn
  4. ALWINN
  5. bjace
  6. benitastrnad
  7. brenzi
  8. sandragon

Time and Chance - Sharon Kay Penman

  1. cyderry COMPLETED
  2. avatiakh
  3. ivyd
  4. christina_reads
  5. majkia
  6. paulcranswick
  7. benitastrnad COMPLETED
  8. tanglewood
  9. kiwiflowa

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner - Discussion Thread

  1. fmgee
  2. cbl_tn
  3. Banjo123
  4. bohemima
  5. Britt84
  6. antqueen
  7. Carmenere
  8. pammab

Old Filth - Jane Gardam - Discussion Thread

  1. DorsVenabili
  2. souloftherose
  3. katiekrug
  4. vancouverdeb
  5. EBT1002
  6. clue
  7. ronincats
  8. lkernagh
  9. Donna828

The Great Transformation - Karen Armstrong (3 month group read) - Discussion Thread

May

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier - Discussion Thread

  1. cyderry
  2. SouthernKiwi
  3. casvelyn
  4. thornton37814
  5. ALWINN
  6. sjmccreary
  7. lkernagh
  8. the_hibernator
  9. benitastrnad
  10. Tanglewood

Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev

  1. DorsVenabili
  2. souloftherose
  3. soffitta1
  4. brenzi
  5. Tanglewood

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon - Discussion Thread

  1. EBT1002
  2. psutto
  3. Tanglewood
  4. ronincats
  5. aliciamay
  6. brenzi
  7. lkernagh

June

Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller - Discussion Thread

  1. cyderry - COMPLETED
  2. luvamystery65
  3. ivyd
  4. ALWINN
  5. mamzel
  6. sjmccreary
  7. tanglewood
  8. VioletBramble
  9. PawsforThought (maybe)
  10. bjace
  11. soffitta1 COMPLETED
  12. benitastrnad
  13. EBT1002
  14. katiekrug
  15. electrice - COMPLETED
  16. Donna828
  17. Esquiress

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

  1. fmgee
  2. Mamzel
  3. casvelyn
  4. aliciamay
  5. Kassilem
  6. electrice
  7. ccookie

The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan - Discussion Thread

  1. humouress
  2. souloftherose
  3. majkia
  4. ccookie
  5. Esquiress

Women Author Month A place to read a new female author or heartedly recommended new ones. - Discussion Thread

  1. clfisha
  2. psutto
  3. ccookie
  4. majkia
  5. DeltaQueen
  6. AHS-Wolfy
  7. lkernagh
  8. GingerbreadMan
  9. HRO

July

Nine Coaches Waiting - Mary Stewart - Discussion Thread

  1. cbl_tn
  2. ALWINN
  3. sjmccreary
  4. lkernagh
  5. bjace
  6. clue
  7. souloftherose
  8. katiekrug
  9. sandragon

Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake Discussion Thread

  1. PawsforThought
  2. avatiakh
  3. the_hibernator
  4. bohemima
  5. tanglewood
  6. psutto
  7. souloftherose
  8. soffitta1 COMPLETED
  9. benitastrnad
  10. gennyt

The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James

  1. jonesli
  2. sjmccreary
  3. bjace
  4. banjo123
  5. Britt84
  6. souloftherose
  7. bonniejune
  8. katiekrug
  9. Tanglewood
  10. lindapanzo

The Long Ships - Frans Bengtsson Discussion Thread

  1. majkia
  2. avatiakh
  3. DeltaQueen
  4. MarthaJeanne
  5. brenzi
  6. katiekrug
  7. Tanglewood
  8. benitastrnad - Completed

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality, by Majit Kumar - Discussion Thread

  1. the_hibernator
  2. PiyushC COMPLETED

Among the Creationists, by Jason Rosenhouse -Discussion thread


July / August

The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan - Discussion Thread

  1. humouress
  2. souloftherose
  3. majkia
  4. ccookie
  5. Esquiress

August

The Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman

  1. lindapanzo
  2. PawsforThought
  3. LittleTaiko
  4. ALWINN
  5. sjmccreary
  6. bjace
  7. banjo123
  8. benitastrnad - completed
  9. plt

Gormenghast Trilogy: Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake Discussion Thread

  1. PawsforThought
  2. avatiakh
  3. the_hibernator
  4. bohemima
  5. tanglewood
  6. psutto
  7. souloftherose
  8. soffitta1 COMPLETED
  9. benitastrnad
  10. gennyt


Devil's Brood Sharon Kay Penman

  1. cyderry
  2. avatiakh
  3. ivyd
  4. paulcranswick
  5. christina_reads
  6. majkia - maybe
  7. benitastrnad
  8. tanglewood

September

Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott

  1. cyderry
  2. PawsforThought
  3. luvamystery65
  4. casvelyn
  5. thornton37814
  6. sjmccreary
  7. fmgee (all going well)
  8. norabelle414
  9. LittleTaiko (most likely)
  10. bohemima
  11. Britt84
  12. souloftherose
  13. aliciamay
  14. Kassilem
  15. electrice

Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Alone - Mervyn Peake

  1. PawsforThought
  2. avatiakh
  3. the_hibernator
  4. bohemima
  5. tanglewood
  6. psutto
  7. souloftherose
  8. soffitta1
  9. benitastrnad
  10. gennyt

October

The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough - Discussion thread

  1. cyderry
  2. lindapanzo
  3. thornton37814
  4. LittleTaiko
  5. ALWINN
  6. sjmccreary
  7. bjace
  8. clue
  9. Cmbohn
  10. hailelib

Lionheart - Sharon Kay Penman

  1. cyderry
  2. avatiakh
  3. ivyd
  4. christina_reads
  5. majkia - maybe
  6. benitastrnad
  7. Kassilem
  8. Tanglewood

2666 - Roberto Bolaño

  1. Msf59 (Dear Leader)
  2. DorsVenabili
  3. EBT1002
  4. Tanglewood

November

Zane Grey November

  1. rabbitprincess (Rangers of the Lone Star, Riders of the Purple Sage)
  2. DeltaQueen (Riders of the Purple Sage, Fighting Caravans)
  3. sjmccreary (Captives of the Desert, Up the U.P. Trail, The Vanishing American)
  4. lindapanzo (Riders of the Purple Sage, The Collected Baseball Stories of Zane Grey)
  5. cbl_tn (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  6. VioletBramble (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  7. Clue (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  8. benitastrnad (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  9. Carmenere (Riders of the Purple Sage)

In The Shadow of Wounded Knee - Roger Di Silvestro

  1. cyderry
  2. zozette
  3. sjmccreary
  4. banjo123

Frozen Heat

  1. ivyd


Steampunk ! (Derigibles, Goggles and Cool Hats!) Group Read

  1. majkia
  2. lkernagh
  3. clfisha
  4. psutto
  5. AHS-Wolfy
  6. ccookie
  7. VioletBramble
  8. HRO
  9. benitastrnad

December

Un Lun Dun - China Miéville Discussion Thread

  1. tanglewood
  2. PawsforThought (maybe)
  3. luvamystery65
  4. DeltaQueen
  5. lkernagh
  6. christina_reads
  7. Zozette
  8. psutto
  9. mathgirl40
  10. benitastrnad - completed
  11. katiekrug
  12. cbl_tn
  13. pammab

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

  1. the_hibernator
  2. PiyushC
  3. luvamystery65
  4. tanglewood
  5. sjmccreary
  6. LittleTaiko (most likely)
  7. banjo123
  8. katiekrug
  9. aliciamay (probably)
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