Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Foodies Read Challenge 2015

My final challenge for 2015 is Foodies Read.

Foodies Read 2015

I'm taking part at the Pastry Chef level, which is 4-8 books.

1. Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson (1/18/2015)
2. The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin (1/27/2015)
3. My Last Supper by Melanie Dunea (4/25/2015)
4. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (6/16/2015)
5. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal (10/2/2015)
6. Kitchen Matrix by Mark Bittman (12/31/2015)

Historical Fiction 2015

One of the challenges that wasn't set up yet when I was looking before Christmas was the Historical Fiction Challenge, so I was glad to find it today.

I am going to take part at the Renaissance Reader Level, which is 10 books.

1. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fanny Flagg (1/22/2015)
2. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters (2/3/2015)
3. Some Luck by Jane Smiley (2/17/2015)
4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (2/28/2015)
5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (3/21/2015)
6.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (3/31/2015)
7.  Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (4/8/2015)
8.  A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner  (4/19/2015)
9. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (4/24/2015)
10. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (4/28/2015)
11. Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye (6/12/2015)
12. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (6/26/2015)
13.  Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez  (7/2/2015)

14. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (7/10/2015)
15. The Queen's Head by Edward Marston (7/14/2015)
16. Citizen's Creek by Lalita Tademy (7/29/2015)
17. Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander (8/8/2015)

Dystopia 2015

I was so glad to find that this challenge was being repeated.

I'll be taking part at the Rebel Level, which is 7-12 books.

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (1/20/2015)
2. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (3/1/2015)
3. Anthem by Ayn Rand (9/2015)
4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (9/6/2015)
5. Winter by Marissa Meyer (12/31/2015)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 end report was: Still to read this year

Because of surgery on both hands, I'm taking the lazy way out on the post. I finished all but two challenges. The Arthurian challenge and my very own Friends Challenge. I read 119 books this year, and when my hands are a little better I will do a round up of the best/worst/most memorable, etc.

To finish my various challenges, I still have some reading to do. (With updates as of 10/10)

I need to read a graphic novel.
-- a book in which the protagonist changes forms. (HELP!) (At least now I have some ideas!)
-- two one more historical fiction works.
-- at least nine (NINE EIGHT SEVEN SIX FiveFOUR Three Two
ks from my TBR pile. I may be reevaluating some of those.
-- four three two one more books from my Friends challenge.
-- a couple one more vintage mysteries.
-- three two one cozy mystery.
--two one work of Arthurian literature.
-- one more foodie book.

My reading has been lazy this summer. I've read quite a few books, but not much that I've had to think about at all. Time to get back to some challenging reading.