January 4, 2012

12 in 12 Reading Challenge

Challenge Summary:
This group is for anyone who wants to read books from 12 different categories in 2012.

You can structure the categories in any way you choose, and you can read any number of books in each category. The format of your challenge is entirely up to you!

 The challenge will "officially" begin on January 1, 2012, but earlybirds and latecomers are welcome. Share recommendations, be nice, and have fun!

Hosted by/Link: Found on LibraryThing Groups: 12 in 12

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2012

My Progress: 133/144 - FAILED

My List:

1 1001 Books (Will try to read only authors I haven't read before)
2 Around the World in 12 Books (12 Books from 12 different countries North America not included)
3 Authors A,B,C & X,Y,Z
4 TBR No More
5 Short Stories, Novellas, Anthologies Collections Galore
6 2012 Countdown - Read 1 book for every year in the last 12 years
7 Decades of Decades -Year 2000 and under.
8 Canadian Award Winners (Canada Reads, Geller and Governer Generals Awards - 4 from each)
9 The Ones that Didn't Win (Short Lists and Long Lists from above)
10 Travel Through the Stargate and Beyond (Stargate books)
11 Kobo Express (Ebooks )
12 Seriously, Serious About Reading Books from a Series



1001 Books - 8/12

1) Oroonoko and Other Writigns - Aphra Behn
2) Requiem for a Dream - Hubert Selby, Jr.
3) Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West
4) Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald
5) Silas Marner - George Eliot
6) North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
7) A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
8) Jacobs Room - Virginia Woolf
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Around the World in 12 Books - 7/12

1) Ukraine and France - The Dogs and the Wolves - Irene Nemirvosky 
2) Turkey and Croatia - The Sound of Blue - Holly Payne
3) Australia - The Newspaper of Claremont Street - Elizabeth Jolley 
4)  Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Netherlands, England and France - The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
5) Hong Kong/England - The Painted Veil - W. Somerset Maugham
6) Ireland/Northern Ireland - The Yellow House - Patricia  Falvey
7) Peru - The Bad Girl Mario Vargas Llosa
8) Nigeria - Daughters Who Walk This Path - Yejide Kilanko
9) Jamaica - The Long Song - Andrea Levy
10) Mexico - Dr. Brinkley's Towers - Robert Hough
11) Russia - The Mirrored World - Debra Dean
12) Nicaragua - The Juliet Stories - Carrie Snyder 


Authors A,B,C & X,Y,Z - 10/12

1) Zentner, Alexi - Touch
2) Cather, Willa - My Antonia
3) Yip, Mingmei - Song of the Silk Road
4) Armstrong, Kelley - Frostbitten
5) Cobb, Thomas - Crazy Heart
6) Binchy, Maeve - Circle of Friends
7) Xiaolong, Qiu - Years of Red Dust: Tales of Shanghai
8) Xiaobin, Xu - Feathered Serpent 
9) York, Alissa - Fauna
10) Albom, Mitch - The Time Keeper
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TBR No More - 12/12

1) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
2) The Book Borrower - Alice Mattison
3) To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway 
4) The Box Garden - Carol Shields
5) The Ship of Brides - Jojo Moyes
6) Chocolat - Joanne Harris
7) Waking the Witch - Kelley Armstrong 
8) Inside - Alix Ohlin
9) The Imposter Bride - Nancy Richler
10) 419 - Will Ferguson 
11) Our Daily Bread - Lauren B. Davies
12) Everybody Has Everything - Katrina Onstad


Short Stories, Novellas, Anthologies Collections Galore - 12/12

1) The Lost Salt Gift of Blood - Alistair MacLeod
2) Selected Short Stories - Virginia Woolf
3) Agassiz Stories - Sandra Birdsell
4) The Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories
5) Stones - Timothy Findley
6) Storm Glass - Jane Urquhart
7) Mennonites Don't Dance - Darcie Friesen Hossack
8) Who Do You Think You Are? - Alice Munro
9) Light Lifting - Alexander MacLeod
10) This Cake is for the Party - Sarah Selecky
11) My Life Among the Apes - Cary Fagan
12) Vintage Munro - Alice Munro


2012 Countdown - 11/12

1 - 2012 - Leah Petersen - Fighting Gravity
2 - 2011 - Alone in the Classroom - Elizabeth Hay
3 - 2010 - Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel
4 - 2009 - Shannon - Frank Delaney
5 - 2008 - The Dream World - Alison Pick
6 - 2007 - Turtle Valley - Gail Anderson-Dargartz
7 - 2006 - Star Sullivan - Maeve Binchy
8 - 2005 - A Long, Long Way - Sebastian Barry
9 - 2004 - Messenger - Lois Lowry
10 2003 - The Colour - Rose Tremain
11 - 2002
12  - 2001 - Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris

Decades of Decades - 12/12

1) 1970s - Offshore - Penelope Fitzgerald 
2) 1940s - The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner
3) 1920s - La Grosse Fifi - Jean Ryhs
4) 1990s - The Prestige - Christopher Priest
5) 1950s - Street of Riches Gabrielle Roy
6) 1930s - The Years Virginia Woolf
7) 1900's - The Hound of Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
8) 1890s - The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
9) 1980s - The Whilrpool - Jane Urquhart
10) 1910s - Summer - Edith Wharton
11) 1960s - The Road Past Altamont - Gabrielle Roy
12) 1880s' - The Bostonians - Henry James


 Canadian Award Winners - 11/12
1) Canada Reads - 2003 Winner - Next Episode - Hubert Aquin
2) Canada Reads - 2005 Winner - Rockbound - Frank Parker Day
3) Canada Reads - 2006 Winner - A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews
4) Canada Reads - 2010 Winner - Nikolski - Nicolas Dickner
5) Giller Prize - 2000 Winner - Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaatje
6) Giller Prize - 2003 Winner - The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
7) Giller Prize - 2010 Winner - The Sentimentalists - Johanna Skibsrud
8) Giller Prize - 2001 Winner - Clara Callan - Richard B. Wright
9) Governor Generals Award - 2011 Winner - The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt
10) Governor Generals Award - 2009 Winner (French Language) - Ru Kim Thuy
11) Governor Generals Award - 2009 - Mistress of Nothing - Kate Pullinger 
12) Governor Generals Award


The One's That Didn't Win - 12/12

1) 1998 Governor General Award - Childhood - Andre Alexis
2) 1993 Giller Prize - For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down - David Adams Richards
3) Canada Reads - The Colony of Unrequited Dreams - Wayne Johnston
4) 2005 Giller Finalist - Galveston - Paul Quarrington
5) 2009 Giller Finalist - The Heart Specialist - Claire Holden Rothman
6) Canada Reads - Stanley Park - Timothy Taylor
7) Canada Reads - Deafening - Frances Itani
8) 2012 Giller - One Good Hustle - Billie Livingston
9) Canada Reads - The Lost Garden - Helen Humphreys 
10) 2009 Governor General Award - The Golden Mean - Annabel Lyon
11) Canada Reads - Natasha and Other Stories - David Bezmozgis
12) 1997 Governor General Award - Small Change - Elizabeth Hay


Travel Through the Stargate and Beyond - 10/12

1) Allegiance (SGA 18) - Amy Griswold and Melissa Scott
2) Transitions (SG-1 18) - Sabine Bauer
3) Casualties of War (SGA - 7) Elizabeth Christensen
4) Trial by Fire (SG-1 1) - Sabin Bauer
5) Reliquary (SGA - 2) Martha Wells
6)Do No Harm (SG-1 12) - Karen Mille
7) The Furies (SGA 19) - Jo Graham 
8) The Barque of Heaven - Suzanne Wood
9) Sacrifice Moon - Julie Fortune 
10) Entanglement (SGA 6) Martha Wells
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Kobo Express - 11/12

1) The Sense of Ending - Julian Barnes
2) The Druid - Frank Delaney
3) The Girl Who Lived on the Moon - Frank Delaney
4) The Paris Wife - Paula McClain
5) Pigsong - Frank Delaney
6) Hetty Dorval - Ethel Wilson
7) Whirl Away - Russell Wangersky
8) Y - Marjorie Celona
9) The Emperor of Paris - C. S. Richardson
10) I'm Starved For You: Positron, Episode 1 - Margaret Atwood
11) Doppler - Erlend Loe
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Seriously Serious About Reading Books from a Series - 11/12

1) Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry
2) Living With the Dead - Kelley Armstrong
3) Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
4) Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
5) The Sea-Folk - Frank Delaney
6) Spell Bound - Kelley Armstrong 
7) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jeminisin
8) Harvest Moon - Multiple Authors
9) The Mystery of Mercy Close - Marian Keyes
10) The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
11) An Irish Country Village - Patrick Taylor
12) 13 - Kelley Armstrong

FINAL THOUGHTS

Even though I failed, I am happy about the progress of the challenge. For the most part I balanced out the individual categories and what I read, near the end there was a bit of a scramble trying to finish some categories, but otherwise it was a fun challenge. One I was closer than I thought I would be to finishing.





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