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CollectionsYour library (1,055), Wishlist (53), Currently reading (21), To read (520), Read but unowned (345), Favorites (14), All collections (1,452)

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Last year I read 44 books. My goal this year is 43, which is my age. If you want to see if I'm on track you can check my progress on this 50 Book Challenge thread.

I also am trying to finish an Alphabet Challenge. The Alphabet Challenge, 26 books with authors all beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, can be found here.

Other challenges I want to complete in 2019:

The Monthly Key Word Challenge

What's In A Name Challenge 2019
(read a book with these things in the title)
A precious stone/metal:
A temperature:
A day of the week: Sunday You Learn How to Box by Bil Wright
A meal:
Contains the word “woman”: The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir
Contains both the words “of” AND “and”:

Interesting link, The "Mad Men" Reading List:

About my libraryUsually I only keep a book after reading it if I love, love, love it (or as I like to say, it becomes a part of me). What you see in my virtual library are those books, an embarrassing amount of books waiting to be read, and a few books from my classroom library which is far too extensive to even begin entering in earnest.

I also enjoy wasting time using the "Read but Unowned" category. I have been a chronicler since I was a kid and have pieced together some of my reading life pre-LibraryThing through photos, journals, and lists of books I read during my summer breaks as a child. It's been fun entering them here and seeing which ones I remember!

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Fall 2008 Reading Group, Aboard the Jolly Roger, Alphabet Challenges, Arizona Trading Post, Banned Books, Feminist Theory, Happy Heathens, King's Dear Constant Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsTracy Chevalier, Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Harper Lee, Haruki Murakami, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Mesa, Bookmans - Phoenix, Changing Hands Bookstore, Chautauqua Institution Book Store, City Lights Books, Iliad Bookshop, Prospero's Books and Media

Favorite librariesChino Valley Public Library, Phoenix Public Library - Burton Barr Central Library

Other favoritesVNSA Book Sale

Favorite listsBooks for Educators, Favorite Literary Love Stories, Top Five Books of 2013, Top Five Books of 2014, Top Five Books of 2015, Top Five Books of 2016, Top Five Books of 2017, Top Five Books of 2018


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