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2018 Challenges

THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!   Merkel:  ” You said what?”

 

Magic Square –    The Magic Square

  1. A Translated book Couleurs de l’incendie – P. Lemaitre – READ  (French)
  2. Non-fiction –  Mapping Irish Theatre – C. Morash/S. Richards – READ
  3. Book set in another country – The Glass Canoe – D. Ireland – READ
  4. An Award Winner – Border – K. Kassabova – READ
  5. A Biography – The Path to Power – R. Caro – READ
  6. Science Fiction – The Left Hand of Darkness – U. Le Guin – READ
  7. Free choice – Wild Kingdom – S. Moss – READ
  8. A Book 500+ pagesSimon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds – P. Paquet – READ
  9. True or Fictional Crime – La Prophétie de Langley – P. Pouchairet – READ
  10. A Shortlisted bookTowards Mellbreak – Marie-Elsa Bragg READ
  11. A Debut Book –The Trauma Cleaner – S. Krasnostein – READ
  12. A Book you have borrowed – Autumn – A. Smith – READ
  13. A second book in a series – Psynode (#2 Orphancorp) – M. Ward – READ
  14. A Book a/b Books – Dying in the First Person – N. Sulway – READ (language and books)
  15. A Book from a small publisher – Flame-Tip  (Hybird Publishers, Melbourne) – READ
  16. Free choice –  Seamus Heaney – H. Vendler- READ
  17. Free choice – Best Words, Best Order– S. Dobyns – READ
  18. A Classic – The Divine Comedy
  19. A Banned book – Fahrenheit 451 – R. Bradbury- READ
  20. Book Vipers Monthly Read – Walking the Nile – L. Wood – READ
  21. A Book about Money
  22. A Book with Food in the Title –  Rice – Michele Lee – READ (play)
  23. A Book of Poems
  24. A Book under 100 pages – Jenna’s Truth – N.L. King – READ
  25. A Book with an Animal in the Title

 

World From My Armchair  

  1. BorderK. Kassabova – READ (Bulgaria)
  2. Wild KingdomS. Moss – READ (Britain)
  3. Towards MellbreakM. Bragg  – READ (Lake District, Britain) 
  4. The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s BordersG. Carr – READ (Ireland)
  5. River Town: Two Years on the YangtzeP.  Hessler – READ (China)
  6. Feeling the Heat – J. Chandler – READ  (Antarctica)
  7. Revolutionary Road – L. Pryce – READING  (Iran)
  8. Wounds – F. Keane – READ  (Ireland)  winner  Best  Irish Non-fiction  2017
  9. Saga Land – R. Fidler and K. Gislason – READ  (Iceland)
  10. Deep South – P. Theroux – READ (USA)
  11. Walking the Nile – L. Wood – READ (Africa)

 

Thea Astley       6/15

  1. Girl with a Monkey (1958) – READ
  2. A Descant for Gossips (1960) – READ
  3. The Well Dressed Explorer (1962) – READ
  4. The Slow Natives (1965) – READ
  5. A Boat Load of Home Folk (1968) – READ
  6. The Acolyte (1972) – READ
  7. A Kindness Cup (1974)
  8. Hunting the Wild Pineapple (1979) – READING
  9. An Item from the Late News (1982)
  10. Beachmasters (1985)
  11. It’s Raining in Mango (1987)
  12. Reaching Tin River (1990)
  13. Vanishing Points (1992)
  14. Coda (1994)
  15. The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow (1996)
  16. Drylands (1999)

 

#AWW2018   Australian Women Writers  Challenge

  1. Flame Tip – K. Thompson – READ (short fictions)
  2. Tracker – A. Wright – READ
  3. You Know How It Is –  Anna Spargo-Ryan – READ
  4. A Writing Life Helen Garner and Her Work – B. Brennan – READ
  5. The Acolyte (1972) – READ
  6. Extinctions – J. Wilson – READ
  7. The Museum of Modern Love – H. Rose – READ
  8. From the Wreck  – J. Rawson – READ
  9. Girl Reporter  – Tansy Rayner Roberts – READ
  10. Dying in the First Person – N. Sulway – READ
  11. The Trauma Cleaner – S. Krasnostien – READ
  12. The Hate Race – M.B. Clarke – READ
  13. Rubik – E. Tan – (15 short stories)READ
  14. Soon – L. Murphy – READ (paranormal)
  15. Cardinal Pell: Rise and Fall – Louise Milligan – READ
  16. The Drover’s Wife – L. Purcell – READ (play)
  17. Psynode – M.J. Ward – READ (YA)
  18. Closing Down – S. Abbott – READ (SF)
  19. Too Easy – J.M. Green – READ (CF)
  20. Do Not Go Gentle – P. Cornelius – READ  (play)
  21. This Mortal Coil – E. Suvada – READ
  22. Aletheia – J.S. Breukelaar – READ
  23. Rice – Michele Lee – READ (play)
  24. Broken – M.A. Butler – READ (play)
  25. Who’s Afraid – M. Lewis – READ
  26. Her Father’s Daughter – A. Pung – READ
  27. Jenna’s Truth – N.L. King – READ
  28. The End of Seeing – C. Colins – READ
  29. The Australian Face – editor C. Menzies  – READ (17 essays)
  30. How to Get There – M. Mackellar – READ (memoir)

 

Plays

  1. Pipeline – D. Morisseau – READ
  2. Rice – Michele Lee – READ
  3. Broken – M.A. Butler – READ
  4. Do Not Go Gentle – P. Cornelius – READ
  5. The Drover’s Wife – L. Purcell – READ
  6. Two Pints – Roddy Doyle – READ
  7. Girls and Boys – D. Kelly – READ
  8. Tartuffe – Molière – READ
  9. St Joan – G.B. Shaw  Nobel Prize for Literature 1925 – READ
  10. The Weir – C. McPherson – READ
  11. The Alice Trilogy – T. Murphy – READ
  12. Famine – T. Murphy – READ
  13. Kitchen Sink Realisms – D. Chansky – READ (play analysis)

 

Deal Me In 2018 – Short stories    Bibliophilopolis

  1. Kathleen Murray In With a ChanceREAD (The Dublin Review)
  2. Catherine Finn – Home – READING  (The Dublin Review)
  3. William Trevor – Memories of YoughalREAD
  4. Kevin Barry – Deer SeasonREAD (The New Yorker)
  5. John Collier – Bottle PartyREAD
  6. Anne O’ Brien –  Feather Your Nest – READ
  7. Anna Spargo-Ryan – You Know How It IsREAD 
  8. K. Thompson – Flame Tip – –  READ (short fictions, Tasmania)
  9. Short Story: The Island and the Calves – Dermot Healy – READ
  10. Dark Lies the Island – K. Barry (13 short stories) – READ
  11. Rubik – E. Tan – (15 short stories) – READ
  12. Enormous Change at the Last Minute: Stories – G. Paley (15 stories) – READ
  13. Hunting The Wild Pineapple – T. Astley – READING (8 short stories)

 

  Deal Me In 2018 – Essays

  1. Enemy Within – Quarterly Essay, vol. 63;  Watson, Don,  16.09.2016 – READ
  2. Without America Quarterly Essay, vol. 68;  White, H.,  16.11.2017 – READ
  3. Seamus Heaney –  Helen Vendler – READ (7 essays)
  4. Quicksilver – N. Rothwell – READ  (6 essays)
  5. Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry  – (16 essays) – READ
  6. Aussie AlbertJulian Bull (Overand Literary Journal) READ (Australia)
  7. Dancing Lessons for Writers – Z. Smith – READ
  8. Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays in Hunger  (10 essays) – F. Wright – READING
  9. Feel Free – Zadie Smith  (31 essays) – READ
  10. Essays: The Australian Face (editor C. Menzies-Pike) – READ (17 essays)

 

Ireland

  1. Seamus HeaneyH. Vendler– READ
  2. Midwinter Break   – B. MacLaverty – READ
  3. A Long Long Way – S. Barry – READ
  4. Mapping Irish TheatreC. Morash  – READ
  5. Short Story: Deer SeasonK. Barry – READ
  6. Short Story:  Piano Teacher’s Pupil  W. Trevor – READ
  7. Short Story: The Island and the Calves Dermot Healy – READ
  8. Play: Two PintsRoddy Doyle – READ
  9. Play:  The Weir  – C. McPherson – READ
  10. Play: St. JoanG.B. Shaw – READ
  11. Play: Famine T. Murphy – READ
  12. Play: Alice TrilogyT. Murphy – READ
  13. The Supreme Court IrelandR. Mac Cormaic – READ
  14. Retour à KillybegsS. Chardon – READ
  15. History of IrelandN. Hegarty – READ
  16. Easter WidowsS. McCoole – READ
  17. Love and SummerW. Trevor – READ
  18. The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s BordersG. Carr – READ
  19. Poem: Innskeen Road: July EveningP. Kavanagh – READ
  20. Poem: The Bluebells are Withered – P. Kavanagh – READING
  21. Poem: The Lost Limb – D. Healy – READING
  22. Essay – The Poetry P. Kavanagh –  S. Heaney – READING
  23. Poet:  P. Kavanagh – READING
  24. The Third Policeman  – Flann O’ Brian – READ
  25. Short Story: Memories of Youghal – W. Trevor – READING
  26. The Green Road – A. Enright – READ
  27. The Long-Winded Lady – M. Brennan – READ
  28. Love And Summer – W. Trevor – READ
  29. Dark Lies the Island – K. Barry – READ (13 short stories)
  30. Wounds – F. Keane – READ  winner  Best  Irish Non-fiction  2017

 

Science Fiction

  1. The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin – READ
  2. From the Wreck – J. Rawson – READ
  3. Girl Reporter – T. Roberts (novella) – READ
  4. 1984 – G. Orwell – READ
  5. Fahrenheit 451 – R. Bradbury – READ
  6. Psynode – M.J. Ward – READ
  7. Closing Down – S. Abbott – READ

#20BooksOfSummer 2018

 

  • I must stop buying books…and start reading them!
  • What to do?  Make a list for…
  • #20BooksOfSummer hosted yearly by Cathy  746 Books
  • I selected books that
  • …I REALLY REALLY want to read.
  • 6 non-fiction – 4 novels – 2 plays – 2 biographies, 2 crime fiction
  • 1 essay, 1 short stories, 1 science fiction, 1 poetry collection
  • List of Challenges 2018
  • Monthly reading plan
  • #20BooksOfSummer

 

  1. Deep South – Paul Theroux – (NF) – READ
  2. A Very Expensive Poison – Luke Harding (NF) – READ
  3. Just Enough Libeling – A.J. Libeling (articles from New Yorker) (NF) – READING
  4. Why Horror Seduces – M. Clasen (NF)
  5. Islander: Journey Around Our Archipelago – P. Barkham (NF)
  6. From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories – M. McKenna (NF)
  7. Nation – Terry Pratchett (novel)
  8. Flowers For Algernon – Daniel Keyes (novel)
  9. The Redemption of Galen Pike – Carys Davies (novel)
  10. The Serious Game – Hjalmar Söderberg (novel)
  11. The Judge and His Hangman – F. Dürrenmatt  (CF)
  12. Down These Green Streets – Declan Burke (CF)
  13. Bearing Witness: Life of Charles Bean, Australia’s War Correspondant – P. Rees (Bio)
  14. Maori Boy – Witi Ihimaera (Bio)
  15. Kill The Messenger (play) – Nikkaih Lui (play)
  16. Rice – M. Lee (play) – READ
  17. The View From the Cheap Seats – Neil Gaiman (essays)
  18. Like a House on Fire – Cate Kennedy (short stories)
  19. Neon Vernacular – Y. Komunyakaa (Pulitzer Prize Poetry 1994)
  20. The Dispossessed – Ursula Le Guin (SF)

2017 Challenges:

 

Challenges 2017  (reference)

#AusReadingMonth 2017 – Bingo complete

  1. Portable Curiosities – J. Koh
  2. Salt Water – C. McLennan
  3. The Dry – J. Harper
  4. Cloudstreet – T. Winton
  5. True History of the Kelly Gang – P. Carey
  6. Silk Road – E. Ormsby
  7. The Grief Hole – K. Warren
  8. Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor
  9. The Hands – S. Orr
  10. My Place – S. Morgan
  11. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss
  12. A Boat Load of Home Folk – T. Astley
  13. A Town Like Alice – N. Shute
  14. Position Doubtful – K. Mahood

 

#November Clean Up TBR  Challenge    7/7

S My Place – S. Morgan
CTrue History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
O – The Hands: An Australian Pastoral by Stephen Orr
R – Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor
P – Portable Curiosities – J. Koh
I – The Story of Ireland – N. Hegarty
O – Silk Road by Eileen Ormsby

 

#CrimeFiction Challenge    1/6     (01.12.2017 – 28.02.2018)

1. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt (Xmas theme)
2. The Mysterious Affair at Styles  (library book) – READ
3. First Person by Richard Flanagan (new author)
4. Before It Breaks by Dave Warner (setting: Australia)
5. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (red cover)
6. Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay (USA author)

 

#Ireland Reading   Challenge      9/9

  1. The Supreme CourtR. Mac Cormaic – READ
  2. Under the Net I. Murdoch – READ
  3. The History of IrelandN. Hegarty – READ
  4. Loving – H. Green – READ
  5. The Death of the HeartE. Bouwen – READ
  6. Retour à KillybegsS. Chalandon – READ
  7. Easter WidowsS. McCoole – READ
  8. FamineT. Murphy (play) – READ
  9. Love and SummerW. Trevor – READ

 

#Nobel  Reading   Challenge      12/12 –

  1. 1936: Eugene O’Neill – Long Day’s Journey into Night – READ
  2. 1981: Elias Canetti – The Voices of Marrakesh – READ
  3. 2016: Bob Dylan (lyrics) – READ
  4. 1930: Sinclair Lewis – Babbitt – READ
  5. 2013: Alice Munro – Dear Life – READ
  6. 1942: William Faulkner – As I Lay Dying – READ
  7. 1987: Joseph Brodsky  – On Grief and Reason – DNF – bah!
  8. 2017: Kazou Ishiguro – Remains of the Day – READ
  9. 1983: William Golding – Lord of the Flies – READ
  10. 2000: Gao Xingjian – L’ami – READ
  11. 2003: J.M. Coetzee – Essay introduction to The Good Soldier – READ
  12. 2014: Patrick Modiano –  Rue des Boutiques Obscures

 

#Modern Library Reading  

  1. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford – READ
  2. Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin – READ
  3. Angle of Repose W. Stegner – READ
  4. Pale FireV. Nabokov – READ
  5. As I Lay DyingW. Faulkner  – READ
  6. Brideshead RevisitedE. Waugh – READ
  7. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow – READ
  8. The Death of the Heart – E. Bowen – READ
  9. The Postman Always Rings Twice J.M. Cain – READ
  10. Loving – H. Green – READ
  11. American Tragedy T. Dreiser – READ
  12. Under the NetI. Murdoch – READ
  13. The Sheltering SkyP. Bowles – READ
  14. The Old Wives TaleA. Bennett – READ
  15. A Handful of Dust – E. Waugh  – READ
  16. Scoop – E. Waugh – READ
  17. I, Claudius – R. Graves – READ
  18. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence – READ
  19. The Way of All  Flesh –  S. Butler – READ
  20. The Ginger Man – J. Donleavey – DNF  Bah!

 

#Thea Astley Reading   Challenge

  1. Girl with a Monkey (1958) – READ
  2. A Descant for Gossips (1960) – READ
  3. The Well Dressed Explorer (1962) – READ
  4. The Slow Natives (1965) – READ
  5. A Boat Load of Home Folk (1968) – READ
  6. The Acolyte (1972)
  7. A Kindness Cup (1974)
  8. An Item from the Late News (1982)
  9. Beachmasters (1985)
  10. It’s Raining in Mango (1987)
  11. Reaching Tin River (1990)
  12. Vanishing Points (1992)
  13. Coda (1994)
  14. The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow (1996)
  15. Drylands (1999)

 

#French

  1. Le Pouvoir au féminin – Badinter, E. (non-fiction) – READ
  2. Mes Milles Nuits et Une – Ogien, R. – (non-fiction) – READ
  3. Les Revenants – D. Thompson – (non-fiction) – READ
  4. Philosophie Magazine – Mars 2017 (paper and digital) – READ
  5. Dans la tête de Marine Le Pen (M. Eltchaninoff) – READ
  6. En Attendant Bojangles – (O. Beaudeaut) – READ
  7. Chez Soi – (M. Chollet) – (non-fiction) – READ
  8. Le diable et dan les détails (L. Slimani) – READ
  9. Les petits chevaux de Tarquinia (M. Duras) – READ
  10. Immortelle randonnée (J.C. Rufin) – READ
  11. L’Aventure des Cathédrales – (G. Denizeau) – READ
  12. Eugène Boudin: Atelier de la Lumière – A. Haudequet – READ
  13. Van Gogh: Maître de la Couleur – G. Denizeau – READ
  14. Claude Monet: sa vie, son temps, son oeuvre – G. Geffory – READ
  15. Outside: papiers d’un jour – M. Duras – READ
  16. Cathédrales – G. Denizeau – READ
  17. Passagère du silence – F. Verdier – READ
  18. Les Chouans – H. Balzac – READ
  19. Rue des Boutiques Obscures  – P. Modiano – READ
  20. Une femme à Berlin – M. Hillers (anonymous) – READ
  21. Un vie – S. Veil – READ
  22. Seul Dans Berlin – H. Fallada – READ
  23. La Serpe – P. Jaenada – DNF…bah! – READ
  24. Tsubaki – A. Shimazaki – READ
  25. L’ orde du jourE. Vuillard ( winner Prix Goncourt 2017) – READ
  26. Chateaubriand – J.C. Berchet – READING
  27. L’Art de perdreA. Zeniter – READING   (winner Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2017)
  28. Retour à KillybegsS. Chalandon – READ
  29. Jablonka, I.Laëtitia

 

Plays:  12/12

  1. Creditors (A. Strindberg)– READ
  2. Doctor Faustus (C. Marlowe)– READ
  3. Silent Engine (J. Garner)– READ
  4. Long Day’s Journey into Night (E. O’ Neill)– READ
  5. Suzannah (J. Fosse)– READ
  6. Vietgone (Q. Nguyen)– READ
  7. Ca Ira (1) Fin de Louis (J. Pommerat)– READ
  8. Medea Euripides – READ
  9. True West – S. Shepard – READ
  10. The Persians – Aeschylus – READ
  11. Oepidus Rex – Sophocles – READ
  12. Famine – T. Murphy – READ
  13. Seven Plays – S. Shepard – READ

 

#World FromMyArmchair    12/12

  1. The Marches – R. Stewart
  2. Jones, L. – Foxes Unearthed – READ…interesting!
  3. Lee, L. – Village Christmas – READ….quaint
  4. The Bush – D. Watson
  5. Canetti, E. – The Voices of Marrakesh
  6. Rebanks, J. – The Shepherd’s Life
  7. Hegarty, N. – The Story of Ireland
  8. Sayarer, J. Interstate – READ
  9. The Story of Israel – D. Gordis
  10. Walking the Nile – L. Wood
  11. The Running Hare J. Lewis-Stempel
  12. Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor

 

Crime Fiction:

  1. La baronne meurt à cinq heures (2011) – READ
  2. Meurtre dans le boudoir (2012) – READ
  3. The Wednesday Club – K. Westö – READ
  4. The Postman Always Rings Twice – J.M. Cain – READ
  5. Open and Shut – D. Rosenfelt – READ
  6. First Degree – D. Rosenfelt – READ
  7. Whose Body? (1923) – READ
  8. The Dry – J. Harper  – READ
  9. The Mysterious Affair at Styles   – READ

 

#Biography

  1. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life  – R. Franklin – READ
  2. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? – Marion Meade – READ
  3. Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (Karen Lamb – biography – READ
  4. Jan Maelwael Dutch medieval painter (1370-1415) – P. Roelofs – READ
  5. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss (Biography Prize Australia 2015)
  6. Catherine the Great (R. Massie) – READ
  7. Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell – L. Milligan
  8. Un Vie Veil, S.
  9. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon  L. Tye
  10. Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines  – B.  Barry
  11. On Elizabeth Bishop– C. Tóibin
  12. Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh: Tennessee Williams – J. Lahr
  13. The Path to Power – R. Caro – READING  (Early years LBJ)
  14. American Ulysses – R.  White
  15. Mondriaan – H. Janssen – READ
  16. Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir – J. Trumpington – READ
  17. Kennedy and King – S. Levingston – READ
  18. My Place – S. Morgan
  19. East  West Street – P. Sands

 

#Non-Fiction

  1. Neil Gaiman in 21st C – T. Prescott – READ
  2. The Weapons Wizards (A. Bohbot, Y. Katz) – READ
  3. Medieval Christianity: A New History (K. Madigan) – READ
  4. Sophocles’  Oepidus The King: a Reader’s Guide – S. Sheehan  READ
  5. Propaganda and Counter Terrorism (L. E. Briant) – READ
  6. Prescott, T. – Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century
  7. Robinson, M. – The Death of Adam
  8. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – Dear Ijeawele
  9. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America  – Leovy, J.
  10. Female Bodies on the American Stage – J. Scott-Mobley
  11. The Best Australian Essays 2016 – Editor G. Williamson
  12. Why Poetry? – M. Zapruder
  13. The Supreme Court – R. Mac Cormiac
  14. Essay: Without America: Australia in the New Asia – White, H.
  15. An Angle Walks Through the Stage  J. Fosse – READ
  16. Constitution Sound Bites – Shestokas, D. READ
  17. No Place To Hide (Glenn Greenwald) – READ
  18. Bird Minds (Gisela Kaplan) – non-fiction – READ
  19. The Slave’s Cause: History of Abolition by M. Sinha – READ
  20. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois – READ
  21. The Strange Career of Jim Crow – READ
  22. Hochschild, A. – Strangers in their own Land
  23. I Contain Multitudes – READ
  24. The Anatomy of Fascism – R. Paxton – READ
  25. Spaceman – M. Massimino – READ
  26. The General vs. The President – H.W. Brands – READ
  27. Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Danielle.K. Citron) – READ*
  28. A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and Birth of Modern China – K. Peraino   –  READ
  29. Dear Ijeawele – C.N. Adichie – READ
  30. Essay:  Why She Broke – H. Garner – Walkley Award 2017  Writing Long

 

#Fiction

  1. The House of  Seven  Gables – N. Hawthorne – READ
  2. Life and Fate V. Grossman – READ
  3. Bleak House – C. Dickens – READ
  4. The Magicians’ Guild (Trudi Canavan) – fantasy – READ
  5. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (H. Mantel) – READ
  6. Sentenced to Life collection of poems C. James – READ
  7. Escape Hatch (V. Makanin) – READ
  8. Het Vogelhuis, Eva Meijer – READ
  9. Wil, Jeroen Olyslaegers – READ
  10. The Collected Stories – W. Trevor – READING – 3/85
  11. The Early Stories – J. Updike – READING – 3/103
  12. The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen  – READ
  13. Vaster Than Empires and More Slow  – READ
  14. The Martian – A. Weir  – READ
  15. Doomsday Book – C. Willis – READ
  16. The African Queen – C.S. Forester – READ
  17. Principles of Angels – J. Fenn – DNF …stopped after 25%…bah!
  18. Lincoln in the Bardo – G. Saunders – READ
  19. The Hands – S. Orr
  20. A Town Like Alice – N. Shute
  21. Power Without GloryF. Hardy
  22. Their Brilliant CareersR. O’Neill
  23. Norse MythologyN. Gaiman – READ

 

#Cocktail Challenge:

  1. Hemingway Daiquiri
  2. What do I do with Campari, Marguerite Duras?
  3. The Bloody Mary Book – E. Brown
  4. Saturday Cocktail:  Brandy Crusta
  5. Bellini
  6. Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail
  7. Lavender Sapphire Collins
  8. Kir Royale
  9. Who Pays the Bartender?

 

The New Yorker  Challenge:  ( read magazine the same week it arrives!)

  1. The New Yorker – dd June 26 2017 – READ
  2. The New Yorker – dd July 3  2017 – READ
  3. The New Yorker – dd July 10 – 17 2017 – READ
  4. The New Yorker Magazine – 24 July 2017 – READ
  5. The New Yorker Magazine – 18-25 December – READ

 

#DealMeIn2017 challenge  60/52

  1. Short Story – J. Updike You’ll never know, Dear, how much I love you – READ
  2. Short Story – J. Updike The Alligators – READ
  3. Short Story – J. Updike Pigeon Feathers – READ
  4. Short Story – W. Trevor  The Piano Teacher’s Pupil – READ
  5. Short Story –  H. Lawson The Union Buries Its Dead –  READ
  6. Short Story – W. Trevor – Meeting At Middle Age – READ
  7. Short Story – W. Trevor – Access to Children – READ
  8. Short Story – W. Trevor – The General’s Day – READ
  9. Short Stories – Shatterday & Other Stories – H. Ellison – READ  11/11
  10. Essay – What Neil Gaiman Teaches Us About Survival (M. Miller)
  11. Essay – Who Killed Tolstoy? – Elif Bautman – READ
  12. Essay – Remembering the Dead (R Long) – READ
  13. Essays – White, E.B. – Collection of Essays 
  14. Essay – Darwinism – Marilynne Summers Robinson – READ
  15. Essay -A Cat’s Meow – Joseph Brodsky – READ
  16. Essay -Jack: Of Our Spiritual Strivings – W.E.B. Du Bois – READ
  17. Essay -Remapping history, Reclaming memory Wilson plays (J. H. Scott) – READ
  18. Essay -How Technology Disrupted the Truth – K. Viner – READ
  19. Essay -Michael Sweerts: Another Dimension  S. Schama (critic) – READ
  20. Essay -Bleak House: Dead Mother’s Property (H. Schor) – READ

 

#Histories:

  1. The Histories – READ
  2. The Peloponnesian War
  3. The Republic – READ
  4. Plutarch’s Lives – READ
  5. The Prince – READ
  6. Common Sense – READ
  7. Democracy in America – READ
  8. The Souls of Black Folk – READ
  9. The Great Crash of 1929 – READ
  10. A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and Birth of Modern China – K. Peraino   –  READ
  11. The General vs. The President – H.W. Brands- READ
  12. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century – READ
  13. All the President’s Men – READ
  14. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era – READ

 

Ancient Greek and Roman Challenge: (+ diverse classics)

  1. The Iliad  – Homer – READ
  2. Agamemnon – Aeschylus – READ
  3. The Libation Bearers – Aeschylus – READ
  4. The Clouds – Aristophanes – READ
  5. Medea – Euripides – READ
  6. Histories – Herodotus – READ
  7. Ethics – Aristotle – READ
  8. Lattimore, R. (anthology) – Greek Lyrics
  9. The Republic – Plato – READ
  10. Metamorphoses – Ovid – READ
  11. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius – READ
  12. The Confessions – St Augustine of Hippo – READ
  13. Plutarch’s Lives Vol 1 – Plutarch – READ
  14. The Persians – Aeschylus – READ
  15. Oepidus Rex – Sophocles – READ
  16. St Thomas Aquinas – On Kingship (1267) – READ
  17. Machiavelli – The Discourses of Livy – READ
  18. Sophocles’ ‘Oepidus The King: a Reader’s Guide – S. Sheehan

 

#HLOTRreadalong2107  at Brona’s Books

  1. The Hobbit  – update May 16 – READ
  2. The Fellowship of the Ring – update   21 May – READ
  3. The Two Towers – 14 August – READ
  4. Return of the King – 27 August – READ

 

#Messages

  1. 10 June 2017 – Book Tag
  2. 01 July 2017#6Degrees of Separation 
  3. 01 August 2017Your Dog Start Reading!
  4. 01 December 2017 – #AusReadingMonty  – Wrap Up
  5. I must read more Agatha Christie introductory list

 

#50 Books To Read Before You Die

  1. The Sun Also Rises – E. Hemingway       in the planning for November
  2. Lord of the Flies – W. Golding – READ

 

#TOP 50 Australian books in last 200 yrs:

1. ‘Robbery Under Arms’ by Rolf Boldrewood
2. ‘Such is Life’ by Joseph Furphy
3. ‘The Sick Stockrider’ by Adam Lindsay Gordon
4. ‘His Natural Life’ by Marcus Clarke
5. ‘The Chosen Vessel’ by Barbara Baynton
6. ‘The Man From Snowy River’ by Banjo Paterson
7. ‘Nationality’ by Mary Gilmore
8. ‘The Drover’s Wife’ by H. Lawson (READ: short story The Union Buries Its Dead)
9. ‘Lilith’ by Christopher Brennan
10. ‘Seven Little Australians’ by Ethel Turner
11. ‘The Getting of Wisdom’ by Henry Handel Richardson (Read: Australia Felix)
12. ‘The Gentle Water Bird’ by John Shaw Neilson
13. My Brilliant Career‘ by Miles Franklin – READ
14. ‘The Magic Pudding’ by Norman Lindsay
15. ‘Coonardoo’ by Katharine Susannah Prichard
16. ’10 for 66 and all that’ by Arthur Mailey
17. ‘Lucinda Brayford’ by Martin Boyd
18. ‘A Fortunate Life’ by AB Facey
19. ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ by Joan Lindsay
20. ‘Five Bells’ by Kenn
21. ‘Capricornia’ by Xavier Herbert
22. ‘The Man Who Loved Children’ by Christina Stead
23. ‘The Pea-pickers’ by Eve Langley
24. ‘A Letter from Rome’ by AD Hope
25. ‘Voss’ by Patrick White – READ
26. ‘My Brother Jack’ by George Johnston
27. ‘Woman to Child’ by Judith Wright
28. ‘Tirra Lirra by the River’ by Jessica Anderson
29. Power Without Glory‘ by F. Hardy – READ
30. ‘No More Boomerang’ by Oodgeroo Noonuccal
31. ‘Storm Boy’ by Colin Thiele
32. ‘The Lucky Country’ by Donald Horne
33. ‘Milk and Honey’ by Elizabeth Jolley
34. ‘The Acolyte’ by Thea Astley (READ:    Boat Load of Home Folk)
35. ‘The Glass Canoe‘ by David Ireland
36. ‘The Tyranny of Distance’ by Geoffrey Blainey
37. ‘The Transit of Venus’ by  Shirley Hazzard  (READ: The Evening of the Holiday)
38. ‘An Imaginary Life’ by David Malouf
39. ‘The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith’ by Thomas Keneally
40. ‘Visitants’ by Randolph Stow
41. ‘Grand Days’ by Frank Moorhouse
42. ‘The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cycle’ by Les Murray
43. ‘The Fatal Shore’ by Robert Hughes
44. ‘The Plains’ by Gerald Murnane
45. ‘Monkey Grip’ by     Helen Garner (READ: Essay Why She Broke)
46. ‘Our Sunshine’ by Robert Drewe
47. True History of the Kelly Gang – P. Carey – READ
48. ‘Lilian’s Story’ by Kate Grenville
49. ‘My Place‘ by Sally Morgan – READ
50.Cloudstreet‘ by Tim Winton – READ

 

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