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About meHow I Rate Books:

2.0 ★: I must have been dragged, kicking and screaming, to finish this one!

2.5 ★: Below Average but I finished the book for one reason or another.

3.0 ★: Average, a solid read that I finished but can't promise to remember

3.5 ★: Above Average, there's room for improvement but I liked this well enough to pick up another book by this author.

4.0 ★: A very good read and I enjoyed my time spent with this story

4.5 ★: An excellent read, a book I will remember and recommend

5.0 ★: Sheer perfection, the right book at the right time for me

About my libraryTIOLI CHALLENGES - JUNE 2018


CHALLENGE #1: Book of Short Stories By An Author Born in Canada - Pleased to Meet You - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #2: Dedicated to Dad - The Invasion of the Tearling
CHALLENGE #2: Dedicated to Dad - Anarchy and Old Dogs - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #3: A Cryptogram of Dad is Hidden in the Title - Memory - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #4: A Book From PBS' Great American Read - The Catcher in the Rye - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #6: A Body of Water is on the Cover - The Farthest Shore - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #7: Author's Last Name is a Noun - Born Scared - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #7: Author's Last Name is a Noun - Return of the Soldier - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #7: Author's Last Name is a Noun - Painted Horses - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #10: Author's Name Has the Same Vowel in First and Second Name - Murder on the Ballarat Train - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #10: Author's Name Has the Same Vowel in First and Second Name - The Judas Sheep - READING
CHALLENGE #13: A Book That is Part of a 5 Plus Book Series That Is Not the First Book - Abattoir Blues - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #14: Author's Surname Matches One of My Ancestral Surnames - Dog Songs - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #15: Rolling Challenge on Parts of Speech - Go Down Together - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #15: Rolling Challenge on Parts of Speech - A Dog's Purpose - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #15: Rolling Challenge on Parts of Speech - In The Palace of the Khans - COMPLETED
CHALLENGE #16: Would Have Been A Shared Read - Go Tell It On The Mountain


Sesame Street Challenge - Part 4
Sesame Street Challenge - Part 3
Sesame Street Challenge - Part 2
Sesame Street Challenge - Part 1

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Reading Through Time Challenge

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My 2017 Category Challenge - Part 8
My 2017 Category Challenge - Part 7
My 2017 Category Challenge - Part 6

Top Reads of the First Quarter of 2018

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Eventide by Kent Haruf
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install
The North Water by Ian McGuire
Love Story with Murders by Harry Bingham
I Dare by Sharon Lee

Top Reads of 2017

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
March Vol.1, 2, & 3 by John Lewis
The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
Savage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung

Top Reads of 2016

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Wool by Hugh Howey
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay
Leave Her To Heaven by Ben Ames Williams
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Top Reads of 2015

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
The Terrorists of Irustan by Louise Marley
Katherine by Anya Seton
The Snow Child by Ewoyn Ivey
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Top Reads of 2014

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Blood Kin by Henry Chappell
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Death of Sweet Mister by Daniel Woodrell
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
Pied Piper by Nevile Shute

Top Reads of 2013

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Let Him Go by Larry Watson
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Sandman Series Vol 1 - 10 by Neil Gaiman
Butcher's Crossing by John Williams

Top Reads of 2012

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
Life by Keith Richards
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
We Band of Angels by Elizabeth M. Norman

Top Reads of 2011

Pretty Birds by Scott Simon
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Red Breast by Jo Nesbo
The White Rhino Hotel by Bartle Bull
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire
The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake

Top Reads of 2010

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood by James Lever
Down the Common by Ann Baer
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Best Reads of 2009

The Searchers by Alan LeMay
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
My Life in France by Julia Child
Jim the Boy/The Blue Star by Tony Early
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Outlander by Diana Gadaldon
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Top Reads of 2008

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto
The Mutiny by Julian Rathbone
The Religion by Tim Willocks
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Out by Natsuo Kirino
The Sarantine Mosaic Trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay
Black Ships by Jo Graham
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue


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Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 2018 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014show all groups


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Currently readingThe Judas Sheep by Stuart Pawson
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
Hard Times by Charles Dickens

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