2016 Challenges

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classicsclub1 I joined the Classics Club in 2015.

My FIFTY original LIST is viewable by clicking here.  Or click on this progress sub-page


  • √ A country:  Radio Shangri-la by L.Napoli JAN
  • √ An item of clothing: The Painted Veil by WSMaugham JAN (also, The Red Shoes)
  • √ An item of furniture – Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
  • √ A profession – The Tsar of Love and Techno, The Abstinence Teacher
  • √ A month of the year – March by Geraldine Brooks, All About the Months
  • √ A title with the word ‘tree’ – The Bean Trees by Kingsolver

The 2016 challenge site: Wormhole

Classics Challenge – (My post) √  My WrapUp post

  1.  A 19th Century Classic – Germinal
  2. A 20th Century ClassicThe Painted Veil by WS Maugham JAN
  3. A Classic by a Woman Author  – And Then There Were None AC
  4. X                               A Classic in Translation –  Germinal Zola  (uh oh… )
  5. A Classic by a Non-white Author – Go Tell It On the Mountain
  6. An Adventure Classic – Beryl Markham’s West With the Night
  7. Fantasy, SciFi or Dystopian – Brave New World
  8. √A Classic Detective novel – Murder Must Advertise
  9. √Title includes Name of a Place – Brighton Rock Graham Greene
  10.  Banned or Censored Classic – To Kill a Mockingbird
  11. X             Reread a Classic from High School – To Kill a Mockingbird?!
  12. Classic collection of Short Stories – O.Henry the Millionaires
IRL “GSONewcomersClub” Book Club
Jan – The Snow Child
Feb – All the Light We Cannot See
Mar – A Spool of Blue Thread
Apr – The Aviator’s Wife
May – The Orphan Train
Jun –
Jul –
Aug –
Sep –
Oct – A Land More Kind Than Home – by Wiley Cash √
Nov – THE NEST by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Dec – FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen

I got a job so no longer taking part in this club…

IRL “Neighborhood” Book Club
Jan –
Feb –  The Map of True Places – Brunonia Barry
Mar – The Dead Key – DM Pulley
Apr – The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
May – Paula – Isabelle Allende √
Jun –
Jul –
Aug –
Sep – I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith √
Oct – A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler √
Nov – To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee √
Dec – The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins √

and blue shading?

Personal Challenge #1 – LOANED TO ME Books

An Unlikely Angel by Ashley Smith – from my neighbor K.
Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli – from Nancy
Two Rivers by T.Greenwood – from Holly
A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard – another from Holly
Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter – again, from Holly
Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder – WON in a giveaway by Trisha

Personal Challenge #2 – AUTHORS I MUST READ
Tom PerottaThe Abstinence Teacher
Zetta ElliotA Wish After Midnight
Tayari Jones
Connie Willis – Either Doomsday Book or To Say Nothing of the Dog



√ The Painted Veil with Andi @estellasrevenge (Jan), A Little Life (Feb), √The Fireman (July), √Germinal/Zola (Sept), Amsterdam (Oct)

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