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Challenges 2017

 

#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

 

#RussianLit   2017  (ultimate challenge….)

  1. War and Peace – L. Tolstoy – READING  start 11.11.2017
  2. update: pg 201- Finished the battle of Schöngraben “That moment of moral hesitation came that can decide the outcome of battles.”
  3.  pg 297  22.11.2017

 

#AusReadingMonth 2017

  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

 

#November Clean Up TBR  Challenge    7/7
Timeline: 01.11.2017 – 30.11.2018
Australian authors: 7

SCORPIO:  7/7  READ

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    0/6
Timeline: 01.12.2017 – 28.02.2018
Australian authors: 2

THRILLERS:

1. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt (Xmas theme)
2. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie (library book)
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      7/9
Timeline: 01.10.2016 – 31.12.2017

 

  1. The Supreme Court – R. Mac Cormaic – READING
  2. Under the Net – I. Murdoch – READ
  3. The History of Ireland – N. Hegarty – READ
  4. Loving – H. Green – READ
  5. The Death of the Heart – E. Bouwen – READ
  6. Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon – READ
  7. Easter Widows – S. McCoole – READ
  8. Famine – T. Murphy (play) – READ
  9. Love and Summer – W. Trevor – READ

 

#Nobel  Reading   Challenge      10/12
Timeline: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017

  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

 

#Modern Library Reading   Challenge      3/12   (next 12  books…)
Timeline: 01.11.2017 – 31.12.2018

97. The Sheltering Sky – P. Bowles – READ
8. The Old Wives Tale – A. Bennett – READ
13. 1984 by George Orwell 
24. Winesburg, Ohio – S.  Anderson 
30. The Sun Also Rises – E. Hemingway
34. A Handful of Dust – E. Waugh  – READ
44. Heart of Darkness – J. Conrad 
60. Women in Love –  D.H. Lawrence
73. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald 
81. Brave New World – A. Huxley 
92. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – C. McCullers
25. Passage to India – E.M. Forster

 

#Thea Astley Reading   Challenge      4/15
Timeline: 01.11.2017 – 31.12.2018

  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:  26/30

  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. #ParisInJuly2017Rue 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 jour – E. Vuillard ( winner Prix Goncourt 2017) – READ
  26. Chateaubriand – J.C. Berchet – READING
  27. L’Art de perdre – A. Zeniter – READING   (winner Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2017)

 

#Biographies    3/9

  1. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? – Marion Meade – READ
  2. Nolan on Bradbury – W. F. Nolan
  3. Anne Sexton: A Biography – Diane Wood Middlebrook
  4. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay – Nancy Milford
  5. Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston – Valerie Boyd
  6. Alice Walker: A Life – Evelyn C. White
  7. Saul Steinberg: A BiographyDeirdre Bair
  8. Chateaubriand – Jean-Claude Berchet – READING
  9. Simon Leys – P. Paquet
  10. Fouché: Les silences de la pieuvre – E. de Waresquiel
  11. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life  – R. Franklin
  12. Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather
  13. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss (Biography Prize Australia 2015)

 

Plays:

  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

 

 

#World FromMyArmchair  (READ)

  1. The Marches – R. Stewart
  2. Foxes Unearthed – L. Jones
  3. Village Christmas – L. Lee
  4. The Bush – D. Watson
  5. The Voices of Marrakesh – E. Canetti
  6. The Shepherd’s Life – J. Rebanks
  7. The Story of Ireland – N. Hegarty
  8. Interstate – J. Sayarer
  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. I must read more Agatha Christie introductory list
  9. The Dry – J. Harper  – READ
  10. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas  – D. Rosenfelt (Xmas theme)
  11.  Mrs. McGinty’s Dead – A. Christie – (borrowed from library)
  12. First Person – R. Flanagan ( new author)
  13. Before it Breaks – D. Warner ( setting Australia)
  14. Devotion of Suspect X – K. Higashino ( red cover)
  15. Parting Shot – L . Barclay ( USA author)

 

 

Australian fiction and non-fiction list:

  1. The Hate Race – M. Clarke
  2. The Other Side of the World – S. Bishop
  3. Dying in the First Person – N. Sulway
  4. The Redemption of Galen Pike – C. Davies
  5. Secrets Between Friends – F. Palmer
  6. The Eye of the Sheep – S. Laguna
  7. The End of Seeing – C. Collins
  8. The Neighbor – J. Proudfoot
  9. Talking to my Country – S. Grant (NF)
  10. The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their CraftTom Griffiths (NF)
  11. One – Patrick Holland
  12. Seeing the Elephant – Portland Jones
  13. That Devil’s Madness – D. Wilson
  14. Soon – Lois Murphy
  15. Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton
  16. Floundering – R. Ash
  17. Panthers – J. Craig
  18. Talking to my Country – S. Grant
  19. The Hands – S. Orr
  20. True Country – K. Scott
  21. My Place – S. Morgan

 

Non-Fiction:   TBR

  1. The Supreme Court  – Ruadhan Mac Cormaic (IRELAND) — READING
  2. Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising – H. Thompson – READING
  3. Evicted – M. Desmond – READING
  4. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze – P. Hessler
  5. White Man’s Game – S. Hanes
  6. Sailing a Serious Ocean – J. Kretschmer
  7. Revolutionary Ride – L. Pryce
  8. Dare to Do – S. Outen
  9. The Thing with Feathers:
  10. The Surprising Lives of Birds  – Noah Strycker
  11. White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas – Robert Twigger
  12. The Long Winded Lady: Notes from the New Yorker –  M. Brennan  (IRELAND)
  13. Seamus Heaney – H. Vendler (IRELAND)
  14. I Found My Tribe – R. Fitzmaurice (IRELAND)
  15. The Year of Lear – J. Shapiro (prep for PLAYS)
  16. Teaching the Plays of A. Wilson – S. Shannon.S. Richards – (prep for PLAYS)
  17. Female Bodies on the American Stage: Enter Fat Actress -J. Mobley   (THEATER)
  18. The Path to Power – R. Caro (HISTORY)
  19. Nixon Movies – M. Feeney
  20. Darkness Visible – W. Styron (MEMOIR)
  21. The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race – D. Hoffman
  22. The Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall – G. King
  23. Target Tokyo – J. Scott
  24. Ghost Wars – S. Coll
  25. Deep South – P. Theroux

 

Non-Fiction:  READ

  1. Jan Maelwael Dutch medieval painter (1370-1415) – P. Roelofs – READ
  2. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life  – R. Franklin – READ
  3. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? – Marion Meade – READ
  4. Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (Karen Lamb – biography – READ
  5. The Bloody Mary Book – E. Brown – READ
  6. I Contain Multitudes – READ
  7. The Anatomy of Fascism – R. Paxton – READ
  8. Cast of Characters: Golden Age of the New Yorker – T. Vinciguerrra
  9. East  West Street – P. Sands – READ
  10. Spaceman – M. Massimino – READ
  11. Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor
  12. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss (Biography Prize Australia 2015)
  13. The General vs. The President – H.W. Brands- READ
  14. Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change – E. Pao – READ
  15. A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and Birth of Modern China – K. Peraino   –  READ
  16. Norse Mythology (N. Gaiman) – READ
  17. Catherine the Great (R. Massie) – READ
  18. American Ulysses – R.C. White – READ
  19. Neil Gaiman in 21st C – T. Prescott – READ
  20. The Running Hare – J. Lewis-Stempel – READ
  21. The Weapons Wizards (A. Bohbot, Y. Katz) – READ
  22. Medieval Christianity: A New History (K. Madigan) – READ
  23. The Republic – Plato – READ
  24. Mondriaan – H.Janssen – READ
  25. Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir – J. Trumpington – READ
  26. Sophocles’ ‘Oepidus The King: a Reader’s Guide – S. Sheehan  READ
  27. Common Sense – T. Paine – READ
  28. Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Danielle.K. Citron) – READ
  29. Propaganda and Counter Terrorism (L. E. Briant) – READ
  30. The Story of Ireland – Hegarty, Neill – READ
  31. An Angle Walks Through the Stage – READ
  32. Constitution Sound Bites – READ
  33. No Place To Hide (Glenn Greenwald) – READ
  34. Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines (Bernice Barry) – biography – READ
  35. Bird Minds (Gisela Kaplan) – non-fiction – READ
  36. The Histories by Herodotus The Republic by Plato – READ
  37. Democracy in America by Alexis De Tocqueville – READ
  38. The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith – READ
  39. The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan – READ
  40. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century by Barbara Tuchman – READ
  41. All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein – READ
  42. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson – READ
  43. The Slave’s Cause: History of Abolition by M. Sinha – READ
  44. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois – READ
  45. Easter Widows – McCoole, Sinead – READ
  46. The Strange Career of Jim Crow – READ

 

Histories List:  11/31

  1. The Histories – READ
  2. The Peloponnesian War
  3. The Republic – READ
  4. Plutarch’s Lives – READ
  5. The City of God
  6. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People
  7. The Prince – READ
  8. Utopia
  9. The True End of Civil Government
  10. The History of England, Volume V
  11. The Social Contract
  12. Common Sense – READ
  13. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  14. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  15. Democracy in America – READ
  16. The Communist Manifesto
  17. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
  18. The Souls of Black Folk – READ
  19. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
  20. Queen Victoria
  21. The Road to Wigan Pier
  22. The New England Mind
  23. The Great Crash of 1929 – READ
  24. A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and Birth of Modern China – K. Peraino   –  READ
  25. e General vs. The President – H.W. Brands- READ
  26. The Longest Day
  27. The Feminine Mystique
  28. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
  29. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century – READ
  30. All the President’s Men – READ
  31. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era – READ
  32. A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
  33. The End of History and the Last Man

 

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

 

#20BooksOfSummer    46/20

  1. Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin – READ
  2. Angle of Repose W. Stegner – READ
  3. Pale FireV. Nabokov – READ
  4. As I Lay DyingW. Faulkner  – READ
  5. Medea Euripides  – READ
  6. The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen  – READ
  7. Brideshead RevisitedE. Waugh – READ
  8. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow – READ
  9. Pilgrimage of the Flesh – J. Lahr – READ
  10. Dear LifeA. Muro – READ
  11. Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh – J. Lahr  – READ
  12. American Ulysses – R.C. White – READ
  13. Walking the Nile – L. Wood – READ
  14. The Death of the Heart – E. Bowen – READ
  15. The Postman Always Rings Twice J.M. Cain – READ
  16. The Running Hare – J. Lewis-Stempel –  – READ
  17. An American Tragedy – T. Dreiser – READ
  18. Under the Net – I. Murdoch – READ
  19. Rue des Boutiques Obscures – P. Mondiano  – READ
  20. Dear Ijeawele – C.N. Adichie – READ
  21. Vaster Than Empires and More Slow  – READ
  22. The Martian – A. Weir  – READ
  23. Open and Shut – D. Rosenfelt  – READ
  24. First Degree – D. Rosenfelt – READ
  25. Doomsday Book – C. Willis – READ
  26. The Bloody Mary Book – E. Brown – READ
  27. Kennedy and King – S. Levingston – READ
  28. Coming Up Trumps: A Memoir – J. Trumpington – READ
  29. Loving – H. Green – READ –
  30. Short Stories – Shatterday & Other Stories – H. Ellison – READ  11/11
  31. Seven Plays – S. Shepard – READ
  32. Scoop – E. Waugh – READ
  33. I, Claudius – R. Graves – READ
  34. The African Queen – C.S. Forester – READ
  35. Principles of Angels – J. Fenn – DNF …stopped after 25%…bah!
  36. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon – L. Tye – READ
  37. The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien – READ
  38. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence – READ
  39. Une femme à Berlin – M. Hillers  – READ
  40. The Way of All  Flesh –  S. Butler – READ
  41. Lincoln in the Bardo – G. Saunders – READ
  42. Un vie – S. Veil – READ
  43. Ghettoside: True Story of Murder in America – J.Levoy – READ
  44. Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon – READ
  45. Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien – READ
  46. Seul Dans Berlin – H. Fallada – READ
  47. The Ginger Man – J. Donleavey – DNF  Bah!

 

Fiction:

  1. The House of  Seven  Gables – N. Hawthorne – READ
  2. Life and Fate V. Grossman – READ
  3. Bleak House – C. Dickens – READ
  4. A Girl With a MonkeyThea Astley – READ
  5. The Magicians’ Guild (Trudi Canavan) – fantasy – READ
  6. A Descant for GossipsThea Astley – READ
  7. The Slow Natives – Thea Astley – READ
  8. The Well Dressed Explorer  – T. Astley – novel – READ
  9. The Hobbit -READ
  10. The Fellowship of the Ring
  11. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (H. Mantel) – READ
  12. Sentenced to Life collection of poems C. James – READ
  13. Escape Hatch (V. Makanin) – READ
  14. Het Vogelhuis, Eva Meijer – READ
  15. Wil, Jeroen Olyslaegers – READ
  16. The Collected Stories – W. Trevor – READING – 3/85
  17. The Early Stories – J. Updike – READING – 3/103

 

#Plays   1/38

  1. The Ferryman – J. Butterworth
  2. True West (S. Shepherd) – READ
  3. Famine – T. Murphy (play) – READ
  4. August Wilson Pittsburgh Cycle – A. Wilson
  5. The Detroit Project: Three PlaysDominique Morisseau
  6. Gem of the Ocean (A. Wilson)
  7. Between Riverside and Crazy (S. Guirgis, Pulitzer Prize Drama 2015)
  8. House of Blue Leaves (J. Guare)
  9. Private Lives (Coward)
  10. Life of Galileo (Brecht)
  11. The Little Foxes (Hellman)
  12. Glass Menagerie (Williams)
  13. Eclipsed (Danai Gurira)
  14. King Charles III (Mike Bartlett)
  15. Disgraced (Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize Drama 2013)
  16. Philadelphia, Here I Come! – Brian Friel (1994)
  17. People, Places and Things (Duncan Macmillan)
  18. Fences – August Wilson (1987)
  19. Love, Love, Love (Mike Bartlett)
  20. Street Car Named Desire (T. Williams)
  21. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  22. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  23. Terence Rattigan – The Winslow Boy
  24. Harold Pinter – The Caretaker
  25. Arthur Miller – All My Sons
  26. L. Chakrabarti – Red Velvet (2014)
  27. Tennessee Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire
  28. Tennessee Williams – Glass Menagerie
  29. Buried Child- Sam Shepherd (1996)
  30. Hedda Gabler – H. Ibsen
  31. One Night In Miami – Kemp Powers (2016)
  32. This House – James Graham (2013)
  33. The Truth – Florian Zeller (2011)
  34. The House of Bernarda Alba  – F.G. Lorca (1947)
  35. Good People – David Lindsay-Abaire (2011)
  36. Clybourne Park – Bruce Norris (2010)
  37. The Assembled Parties – Richard Greenberg (2013)
  38. Topdog/Underdog – Susan-Lori Parks (Pulitzer Prize Drama 2002)
  39. Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 – S-L. Parks (2015)

 

#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

#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 – E.B.White – READ  31/31  – REVIEW and Wrap-up challenge 2017
  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 – essay – READ
  19. Essay -Michael Sweerts: Another Dimension  S. Schama (critic) – READ
  20. Essay -Bleak House: Dead Mother’s Property (H. Schor) – READ

 

#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!

 

#Australian Novels:   9/290

A

  1. Glenda Adams: Dancing on Coral (1987)
  2. Raymond Aitchison: Contillo: A Novel (1966)
  3. Steven Amsterdam: Things We Didn’t See Coming (2009)
  4. Jessica Anderson: Tirra Lirra by the River (1978)
  5. Thea Astley: Reaching Tin River (1990)
  6. Thea Astley: Vanishing Points (1992)

B

  1. Murray Bail: Eucalyptus: A Novel (1998)
  2. Murray Bail: Holden’s Performance (1987)
  3. Robert G. Barrett: And De Fun Don’t Done (1993)
  4. Robert G. Barrett: The Godson (1989)
  5. Max Barry: Jennifer Government (2003)
  6. John Birmingham: He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (1994)
  7. John Birmingham: Weapons of Choice (2004)
  8. Jesse Blackadder: After the Party (2005)
  9. Rolf Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms: A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Goldfields of Australia (1888)
  10. Martin Boyd: A Difficult Young Man (1955)
  11. Martin Boyd: Lucinda Brayford (1946)
  12. James Bradley: The Deep Field (1999)
  13. David Brooks: Fern Tattoo (1996)
  14. David Brooks: The House of Balthus (1995)
  15. Geraldine Brooks: March: A Novel (2005)
  16. Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book (2008)
  17. Geraldine Brooks: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (2001)

C

  1. Anna Campbell: Untouched (2007)
  2. Ada Cambridge: A Marked Man: Some Episodes in His Life (1890)
  3. Fiona Capp: Musk & Byrne (2008)
  4. Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette: Puberty Blues (1979)
  5. Peter Carey: Bliss (1981)
  6. Peter Carey: Illywhacker (1985)
  7. Peter Carey: Oscar and Lucinda (1988)
  8. Peter Carey: The Tax Inspector (1991)
  9. Peter Carey: Theft: A Love Story (2006)
  10. Peter Carey: True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) – READ
  11. Patricia Carlon: The Whispering Wall (1969)
  12. Isobelle Carmody: Obernewtyn (1987)
  13. Steven Carroll: The Art of the Engine Driver (2001)
  14. Steven Carroll: The Lost Life: A Novel (2009)
  15. Steven Carroll: The Time We Have Taken (2007)
  16. Brian Castro: The Garden Book (2005)
  17. Brian Caswell: A Cage of Butterflies (1992)
  18. Nick Cave: And the Ass saw the Angel (1989)
  19. Nan Chauncy: Tangara (1960)
  20. Marcus Clarke: For the Term of His Natural Life (1874)
  21. Jon Cleary: The Sundowners (1952)
  22. Jon Cleary: You Can’t See Around Corners (1947)
  23. Kate Cole-Adams: Walking to the Moon (2008)
  24. Matthew Condon: The Trout Opera (2007)
  25. Peter Corris: Salt and Blood (2002)
  26. Kenneth Cook: Wake in Fright (1961)
  27. Bryce Courtenay: Brother Fish (2004)
  28. Bryce Courtenay: Jessica (1998)
  29. Bryce Courtenay: The Persimmon Tree (2007)
  30. Bryce Courtenay: The Potato Factory (1995)
  31. Bryce Courtenay: The Power of One (1989)
  32. Bryce Courtenay: Sylvia (2006)
  33. Erle Cox: Out of the Silence (1925)
  34. Alison Croggon: The Gift (2003)
  35. Dymphna Cusack: Come in Spinner (1951)

D

  1. Eric Dando: Snail (1996)
  2. Eleanor Dark: The Little Company (1945)
  3. Eleanor Dark: Prelude to Christopher (1934)
  4. Eleanor Dark: The Timeless Land (1941)
  5. Eleanor Dark: Waterways (1938)
  6. Robert Dessaix: Night Letters (1996)
  7. Joy Dettman: Henry’s Daughter (1938)
  8. Joy Dettman: Mallawindy (1998)
  9. Sara Douglass: Darkwitch Rising (Book 3 of the Troy Game Series) (2005)
  10. Jon Doust: Boy on a Wire (2009)
  11. Robert Drewe: The Drowner (1997)
  12. Robert Drewe: Our Sunshine (1991)
  13. Lyn Duclos: Shattered Reflections (2006)

E

  1. Nick Earls: 48 Shades of Brown (2007)
  2. Nick Earls: Zigzag Street (1996)
  3. Greg Egan: Permutation City (1994)
  4. Greg Egan: Quarantine (1992)
  5. Sumner Locke Elliott: Eden’s Lost (1969)
  6. Ben Elton: Blind Faith (2008)

F

  1. Delia Falconer: The Service of Clouds (1997)
  2. Richard Flanagan: Death of a River Guide (1994)
  3. Richard Flanagan: The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1997)
  4. Richard Flanagan: Gould’s Book of Fish (2001)
  5. Richard Flanagan: The Unknown Terrorist (2006)
  6. Richard Flanagan: Wanting (2008)
  7. David Foster: Dog Rock (1985)
  8. Thurley Fowler: The Green Wind (1986)
  9. Kathryn Fox : Malicious Intent (2004)
  10. Karen Foxlee: The Anatomy of Wings (2007)
  11. Miles Franklin: All that Swagger (1936)
  12. Miles Franklin: My Brilliant Career (1901) – READ
  13. Joseph Furphy: Such is Life (1903)

G

  1. Doris Pilkington Garimara: Rabbit Proof Fence (1996)
  2. Helen Garner: The Children’s Bach (1984)
  3. Helen Garner: Monkey Grip (1997)
  4. Helen Garner: The Spare Room (2008)
  5. Margaret Geddes: Unseemingly Longing (1997)
  6. Nikki Gemmell: The Book of Rapture (2009)
  7. Nikki Gemmell: The Bride Stripped Bare (2003)
  8. Nikki Gemmell: Cleave (1998)
  9. Nikki Gemmell: Shiver (1997)
  10. May Gibbs: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (1918)
  11. Libby Gleeson: Eleanor, Elizabeth (1984)
  12. Morris Gleitzmann: Two Weeks with the Queen (1990)
  13. Andrea Goldsmith: Reunion (2009)
  14. Peter Goldsworthy: Maestro (1989)
  15. Peter Goldsworthy: Three Dog Night (2003)
  16. Kerry Greenwood: The Castlemaine Murders (2004)
  17. Kate Grenville: Dark Places (1994)
  18. Kate Grenville: The Idea of Perfection (1999)
  19. Kate Grenville: Joan Makes History (1988)
  20. Kate Grenville: The Lieutenant (2008)
  21. Kate Grenville: Lillian’s Story (1985)
  22. Kate Grenville: The Secret River (2005)
  23. Jeannie Gunn: We of the Never Never (1908)

H

  1. Julia Haisley: The Good Samaritan (2008)
  2. Rodney Hall: Captivity Captive (1989)
  3. Marion Halligan: The Fog Garden (2001)
  4. Rosalie Ham: The Dressmaker (2000)
  5. Henry Handel Richardson: The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1930) – READ
  6. Barbara Hanrahan: The Scent of Eucalyptus (1973)
  7. Richard Harland: Worldshaker (2009)
  8. Elizabeth Harrower: The Long Prospect (1958)
  9. Sonya Hartnett: Of a Boy (2002)
  10. Sonya Hartnett: The Ghost’s Child (2007)
  11. Sonya Hartnett: Surrender (2005)
  12. Sonya Hartnett: Thursday’s Child (2000)
  13. Corrie Hasking: Eating Lolly (2008)
  14. Vicki Hastrich: The Great Arch (2008)
  15. Shirley Hazzard: The Transit of Venus (1980)
  16. Xavier Herbert: Capricornia (1938)
  17. Xavier Herbert: Poor Fellow My Country (1975)
  18. Matt Howard: Street Furniture (2004)
  19. Andrew Hutchinson: Rohypnol (2007)
  20. Adrian Hyland: Diamond Dove (2006)
  21. M.J. Hyland: Carry Me Down (2006)

I

  1. David Ireland: The Glass Canoe (1976) – READ
  2. David Ireland: The Unknown Industrial Prisoner (1971)

J

  1. Kate Jennings: Snake (1996)
  2. George Johnston: My Brother Jack (1964)
  3. Elizabeth Jolley: Foxybaby (1985)
  4. Elizabeth Jolley: The Newspaper of Claremont Street (1981)
  5. Elizabeth Jolley: The Well (1986)
  6. Gail Jones: Dreams of Speaking (2006)
  7. Gail Jones: Sorry (2007)

K

  1. Tom Keneally: The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1972)
  2. Tom Keneally: Confederates (1979)
  3. Tom Keneally: A Dutiful Daughter (1971)
  4. Tom Keneally: The Playmaker (1987)
  5. Tom Keneally: Schindler’s Ark (1982)
  6. Cate Kennedy: The World Beneath (2009)
  7. Malcolm Knox: A Private Man (2004)
  8. Peter Kocan: The Treatment (1980)
  9. Peter Kocan: The Cure (1983)
  10. Christopher Koch: The Doubleman (1985)
  11. Christopher Koch: Highways to a War (1995)
  12. Christopher Koch: The Year of Living Dangerously (1978)
  13. Michelle de Kretser: The Lost Dog (2007)

L

  1. Stephen Lacey: Sandstone (2005)
  2. Margo Lanagan: Tender Morsels (2008)
  3. Eve Langley: The Pea Pickers (1942)
  4. Glenda Larke: The Last Stormlord (2009)
  5. Tobsha Learner: The Witch of Cologne (2004)
  6. Julia Leigh: The Hunter (1999)
  7. Hilarie Lindsay: The Washerwoman’s Dream (2002)
  8. Joan Lindsay: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967)
  9. Norman Lindsay: The Magic Pudding (1918)
  10. Amanda Lohrey: The Reading Group (1988)
  11. Joan London: Gilgamesh (2001)
  12. Joan London: The Good Parents (2008)
  13. Lennie Lower: Here’s Luck (1929)

M

  1. Colleen McCullough: Morgans Run (2000)
  2. Colleen McCullough: On, Off (2006)
  3. Colleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds (1977)
  4. Fleur McDonald: Red Dust (2009)
  5. Roger McDonald: Mr Darwin’s Shooter (1998)
  6. Andrew McGahan: 1988 (1995)
  7. Andrew McGahan: Praise (1992)
  8. Andrew McGahan: The White Earth (2004)
  9. Rhyll McMaster: Feather Man (2007)
  10. Wayne Macauley: Blueprints for a Barbed Wire Canoe (2004)
  11. Shane Maloney: The Brush Off (1996)
  12. David Malouf: An Imaginary Life (1978)
  13. David Malouf: Fly Away Peter (1982)
  14. David Malouf: Johnno (1975)
  15. David Malouf: Ransom (2009)
  16. David Malouf: Remembering Babylon (1993)
  17. David Malouf: The Great World (1990)
  18. Melina Marchetta: Looking for Alibrandi (1990)
  19. Melina Marchetta: On The Jellicoe Road (2006)
  20. John Marsden: Checkers (1996)
  21. John Marsden: Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993)
  22. Tony Martin: Lollyscramble (2005)
  23. Sophie Masson: In Hollow Lands (2004)
  24. Michael Meehan: The Salt of Broken Tears (1999)
  25. Alex Miller: Conditions of Faith (2000)
  26. Alex Miller: Journey to the Stone Country (2002)
  27. Alex Miller: Landscape of Farewell (2007)
  28. Alex Miller: Lovesong (2009)
  29. Alex Miller: Prochownik’s Dream (2005)
  30. Elyne Mitchell: Silver Brumbies of the South (1965)
  31. Frank Moorhouse: Forty Seventeen (1988)
  32. Frank Moorhouse: Grand Days (1993)
  33. Sally Morgan: My Place (1987) – READ
  34. Jaclyn Moriarty: Finding Cassie Crazy (2003)
  35. Kate Morton: The Shifting Fog (2006)
  36. Tara Moss: Fetish (1999)
  37. Gerald Murnane: Tamarisk Row (1974)

N

  1. D’Arcy Niland: The Shiralee (1955)
  2. Garth Nix: Lirael (2001)
  3. Judy Nunn: Kal (1996)

O

  1. John O’Grady (n.d.p Nino Culotta): They’re a Weird Mob (1957)
  2. Bernard O’Reilly: The Green Mountains (1942)

P

  1. Vance Palmer: The Passage (1930)
  2. Ruth Park: The Harp in the South (1948) – READ
  3. Ruth Park: Playing Beatie Bow (1980)
  4. Bronwyn Parry: As Darkness Falls (2008)
  5. Bronwyn Parry: Dark Country (2009)
  6. Elliot Perlman: Seven Types of Ambiguity (2003)
  7. D.B.C. Pierre: Vernon God Little (2003)
  8. Rosa Praed: Lady Bridget of the Never-Never Land (1915)
  9. Katharine Susannah Prichard: Coonardoo (1929)

R

  1. Leigh Redhead: Cherry Pie (2007)
  2. Graham Reilly: Saigon Tea (2002)
  3. Matthew Reilly: Five Greatest Warriors (2009)
  4. Matthew Reilly: Ice Station (1998)
  5. Matthew Reilly: Seven Ancient Wonders (2005)
  6. Gregory David Roberts: Shantaram (2003)
  7. Emily Rodda: The Forests of Silence (2000)
  8. Jennifer Rowe: Stranglehold (1993)
  9. Steele Rudd: On Our Selection (1899)

S

  1. Sue Saliba: Something in the World Called Love (2008)
  2. Eva Sallis: Fire Fire (2004)
  3. John Scott: What I have Written (1994)
  4. Craig Silvey: Jasper Jones (2009)
  5. Neville Shute: On The Beach (1957) – READ
  6. Ivan Southall: Matt and Jo (1973)
  7. Christina Stead: For Love Alone (1945)
  8. Christina Stead: The Man Who Loved Children (1940)
  9. Elizabeth Stead: The Fishcastle (2000)
  10. Randolph Stow: To the Islands (1958)
  11. Randolph Stow: The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea (1965)
  12. Gunter O. Swoboda: Mountains of the Sea (2009)

T

  1. Susan Temby: The Bread with Seven Crusts (2002)
  2. Peter Temple: The Broken Shore (2005)
  3. Peter Temple: In the Evil Day (2002)
  4. Peter Temple: Truth (2009)
  5. Peter Temple: White Dog (2003)
  6. Kylie Tennant: The Honey Flow (1956)
  7. Colin Thiele: Storm Boy (1963)
  8. Glen Tomasetti: Thoroughly Decent People (1976)
  9. Steve Toltz: A Fraction of the Whole (2008)
  10. P.L. Travers: Mary Poppins (1934)
  11. Rachael Treasure: Jillaroo (2002)
  12. Rachael Treasure: The Rouseabout (2008)
  13. Christos Tsiolkas: Dead Europe (2005)
  14. Christos Tsiolkas: Loaded (1995)
  15. Christos Tsiolkas: The Slap (2008)
  16. Ethel Turner: Seven Little Australians (1894)
  17. George Turner: The Sea and Summer (1987)
  18. Janette Turner Hospital: Borderline (1985)
  19. Janette Turner Hospital: The Last Magician (1992)
  20. Janette Turner Hospital: Due Preparations for the Plague (2003)

W

  1. Tasma Walton: Heartless (2009)
  2. Jillian Watkinson: The Architect (2000)
  3. Patrick White: The Aunt’s Story (1948)
  4. Patrick White: The Eye of the Storm (1973)
  5. Patrick White: A Fringe of Leaves (1976)
  6. Patrick White: Tree of Man (1955)
  7. Patrick White: The Twyborn Affair (1979)
  8. Patrick White: Riders in the Chariot (1961)
  9. Patrick White: The Solid Mandala (1986)
  10. Patrick White: The Vivisector (1970)
  11. Patrick White: Voss (1957) – READ
  12. Tim Winton: Blueback (1997)
  13. Tim Winton: Breath (2008)
  14. Tim Winton: Cloudstreet (1991) – READ
  15. Tim Winton: Dirt Music (2001)
  16. Tim Winton: The Riders (1994)
  17. Tim Winton: Shallows (1984)
  18. Amy Witting: I for Isobel (1989)
  19. Chris Womersley: The Low Road (2007)
  20. Charlotte Wood: The Submerged Cathedral (2004)
  21. Alexis Wright: Carpentaria (2006)
  22. Patricia Wrightson: Down to Earth (1965)

Y

  1. Peter Yeldham: Barbed Wire and Roses (2008)
  2. Peter Yeldham: The Currency Lads (1998)

Z

  1. Arnold Zable: Café Scheherazade (2001)
  2. Matt Zurbo: Idiot Pride (1997)
  3. Markus Zusak: The Book Thief (2006)
  4. Markus Zusak: The Messenger (2005)

 


 

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