Challenges 2019


Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2019


This challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block and the main rules are: 

*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade. All books counted for lower mountains carry over towards the new peak.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 1st, 2019.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2019.


Challenge Levels:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s - My aim
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

Read from my TBR shelves in 2019.

1. Den stora utställningen (The Great Exhibition) by Marie Hermansson
2. Trains & Boats & Planes by Killen McNeill
3. Linnés skånska resa by Ove Torgny
4. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
5. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone
6. Wedlock by Wendy Moore (audio)
7. A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson (audio)
8. The Third Man by Graham Greene
9. Falls the Shadow by Gemma O'Connor
10. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
11. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
12. The Newton Letter by John Banville
13. Saratoga Trunk by Edna Ferber
14. Dubbla slag by Malin Persson Giolito
15. Five Great Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
16. Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi - Med Örnen mot polen
17. Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
18. Eleanor, The Secret Queen by John Ashdown-Hill
19. Mr Mac and Me by Ester Freud
20. On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry
21. Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
22. Bortom varje rimligt tvivel by Malin Persson Giolito
23. Terror by Håkan Östlundh
24. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
25. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
26. Amok by Stefan Zweig
27. Stalin - The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
28. A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming


Print Only 2019 Reading Challenge


As Told by Tina is hosting a challenge to read printed books only.  I will go for Collectors Edition and read 41+ books. Here is my list of books I have read so far.


  1. Den stora utställningen (The Great Exhibition) by Marie Hermansson
  2. Trains & Boats & Planes by Kille McNeill
  3. Snövit ska dö (Schneewittchen muss sterben), Snow White must die) by Nele Neuhaus
  4. Linnés skånska resa (Carl von Linné's Scania Travel) by Ove Torgny
  5. The Secret Wife by Gil Paul
  6. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone
  7. Sängkammartjuven by Cecilia Gyllenhammar
  8. The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
  9. Falls the Shadow by Gemma O'Connor
  10. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  11. Till minne av en villkorslös kärlek by Jonas Gardell
  12. Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
  13. The Newton Letter by John Banville
  14. Saratoga Trunk by Edna Ferber
  15. Macbeth by Jo Nesbø
  16. Grejen med verb (The Thing With Verbs, my transl.) by Sara Lövestam
  17. Tangerine by Christine Mangan
  18. Främlingen (L'Étranger, The Stranger) by Albert Camus
  19. Grejen med substantiv (The Thing With Nones, my transl.) by Sara Lövestam
  20. Dubbla slag by Malin Persson Giolito
  21. Nattvakten (The Night Watch) by Anna Ihrén
  22. Skånes slott och borgar by C Karlsson, P Karlsson, M Christensen
  23. About Grace by Anthony Doerr
  24. Ett jävla solsken by Fatima Bremmer
  25. Five Great Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
  26. Stora Stygga Vargen (Böser Wolf/Big Bad Wolf) by Nele Neuhaus
  27. Med Örnen mot polen by Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi (Scientific account of the Andrée expedition 1897)
  28. Störst av allt (Quicksand) by Malin Giolito Persson
  29. Juliette - kvinnan som läste på metron (La fille qui lisait dans le metro) by Christine Féret-Fleury
  30. Geniet från Breslau by Lena Einhorn
  31. Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
  32. Silvervägen by Stina Jackson
  33. F in Exams, The Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson
  34. Bränn alla mina brev ('Burn all my Letters') by Alex Schulman
  35. Eleanor, The Secret Queen by John Ashdown-Hill
  36. Ett mörker mitt ibland oss by Mari Jungstedt
  37. De vänsterhäntas förening by Håkan Nesser
  38. Grejen med ordföljd by Sara Lövestam
  39. Mr Mac and Me by Ester Freud
  40. On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry
  41. Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
  42. Profetens vinter by Östlundh
  43. Bortom varje rimligt tvivel by Malin Persson Giolito
  44. Terror by Håkan Östlundh
  45. Det fjärde offret by Mari Jungstedt
  46. The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
  47. Kurtisanen by Anna Laestadius Larsson (The Courtesan) 
  48. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
  49. Politik och passion by (editors) Henric Bagerius and Louise Berglund
  50. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  51. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  52. The Muse by Jessie Burton
  53. Flowers over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti
  54. The Hiding Places by Katherine Webb
  55. Sen Frost (Später Frost) by Kerstin Danielsson and Roman Voosen
  56. Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi
  57. Calypso by David Sedaris
  58. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  59. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
  60. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  61. Malmö Murders by Greger Larsson
  62. Amok by Stefan Zweig
  63. Det första chiffret by Denise Rudberg
  64. Aldrig glömma by Britt Peruzzi
  65. 1793 by Niklas Dag och Natt
  66. Frostnatt by Philip Birk
  67. Stalin's Children. Three Generations of Love and War
  68. Stalin - The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  69. A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

Calendar of Crime 2019




This challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block and the rules are simple. It should not be difficult to fill up the Calendar of Crime if you are a crime fantast. The goal is to read a mystery related book - at least one a month - according to the chart below. The link above give full details. 



January: Month related item on cover (snow): Snow White Must Die by Nele Heuhaus
February: Book title has word starting with F: Falls the Shadow by Gemma O'Connor
March: Book title has word starting with M: Macbeth by Jo Nesbø
April: 
May: E-book published in May 2016 (although I read a pocket book!): Störst av allt (Quicksand) by Malin Persson Giolito
June: Primary action takes place in this month (June-July): Ett mörker mitt ibland oss by Mari Jungstedt
July: 
August: Book published 9 Aug 2018: Profetens vinter (The Profet's Winter) by Östlund
September: (The) Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
October: Flowers over the Inferno by Iliaria Tuti (first published 22 October 2013)
November: 
December: (A) Divided Spy by Charles Cumming


2019 Year of Shakespeare




Hibernator Library is hosting a Year of Shakespeare in 2019. I will join in order to expand my Shakespeare reading. Here are the simple rules. It would be very informal with trimesterly linkups to for your reviews. 

Potentially based themes-based trimesters will be:

Jan - Apr - Comedies - The Taming of the Shrew 
May - Aug - Histories - King John
Sep - Dec - Tragedies - Hamlet

20 Books of Summer 2019




This challenge is hosted by 746 books and I will join this year. I really need to lower by TBR books and this might be the way. The rule under link above. No specific reading order.

4/20

1. Ashdown-Hill, John - Eleanor, the Secret Queen
2. Barry, Sebastian - On Canaan's Side
3. Boyd, William - Ordinary Thunderstorms
4. Byatt, A.S. - The Children's Book
5. Ferguson, Niall - The Ascent of Money
6. Freud, Esther - Mr Mac and Me
7. Hadley, Tessa - The Past
8. Hughes-Hallett, Lucy - Cleopatra
9. Jacobovici, Simcha and Wilson, Barrie - The Lost Gospel - Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene
10. Larkin, Philip - The Whitsun Wedding (poetry)
11. Lee, Hermione - Edith Wharton
12. MacEwan, Helen - Winifred Gérin: Biographer of the Brontës
13. MacKrell, Judith - Flappers
14. McBain, Laurie - Tears of Gold
15. Maugham, W. Somerset - A Writer's Notebook
16. Meyer, Stephanie - The Host
17. Nesbo, Joe - Pansarhjärta
18. Nicholl, Charles - The Lodger, Shakespeare on Silver Street
19. Swingler, Susan - The House of Fiction
20. Terzani, Tiziano - A Fortune-Teller Told Me


What's in a Name 2019


In 2019 this challenge is hosted by Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook. It extends from January 1 to December 31, 2019.  You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates. For more info use link above. The six examples of subjects we want to find in the title are:

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2019 European Reading Challenge




Once again I am joining Gilion on Rose City Reader to participate in the European Reading Challenge for 2019.  Go to link above for more detailed information. There are five levels of participation.


FIVE STAR (DELUXE ENTOURAGE): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries. My aim! Finalised

FOUR STAR (HONEYMOONER): Read four qualifying books.

THREE STAR (BUSINESS TRAVELER): Read three qualifying books.

TWO STAR (ADVENTURER): Read two qualifying books.

ONE STAR (PENSION WEEKENDER): Read just one qualifying book.

1. Den stora utställningen (The Great Exhibition) by Marie Hermansson (SWE)
2. Trains & Boats & Planes by Killen McNeill (IRE)
3. Snow White Must Die by Nele Heuhaus (DE)
4. Metropolis by Philip Kerr (UK)
5. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (NO)
6. Flowers over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti (IT)
7. Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi (FR)
8. Amok by Stefan Zweig (AUT)

52 Books in 52 Weeks



I am signing up for this challenge again for 2019. I did not make it with one book a week last year, but almost. Ah well, a good try. It is hosted by Robin. The mini, weekly and monthly challenges are all optional, Mix them up anyway you like or follow your own path in the quest to read. More details under link above.


WEEK
1Den stora utställningen (The Great Exhibition) by Marie Hermansson
2Trains & Boats & Planes by Killen McNeill
3Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus
4The Secret Wife by Gill Paul
5Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
6The Noice of Time by Julian Barnes
7Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
8Till minne av en villkorslös kärlek by Jonas Gardell
9The Newton Letter by John Banville
10Tangerine by Christine Mangan
11Dubbla slag by Malin Persson Giolito
12Saratoga Trunk by Edna Ferber
13About Grace by Anthony Doerr
14Ett jävla solsken by Fatima Bremmer
15Professor K: The Final Quest by Gabriel Farago
16Becoming Mrs. Smith by Tanya E Williams
17Stora stygga vargen (Big Bad Wolf) by Nele Neuhaus
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19La fille qui lisait dans le metro by Christine Féret-Fleury
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21Geniet från Breslau by Lena Einhorn
22Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
23Silvervägen by Stina Jackson
24Orlando by Virginia Woolf
25Eleanor, The Secret Queen by John Ashdown-Hill
26Mr Mac and Me by Ester Freud
27On Canaans' Side by Sebastian Barry
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34Profetens vinter by Östlundh
35Terror by Håkan Östlundh
36The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
37The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
38Politik och passion by (ed) Henric Bagerius and Louise Berglund
39The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
40The Muse by Jessie Burton
41The Hiding Places by Katherine Webb
42Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi
43Calypso by David Sedaris
44A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
45Amok by Stefan Zweig
46My cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
47Aldrig glömma by Britt Peruzzi
48Frostnatt (Frosty Night) by Philip Birk
49Stalin's Children. Three Generations of Love and War by Owen Matthews
50Jag for ner till bror by Karin Smirnoff
51The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
52The Curious Case of the Missing Head by Gabriel Farago


CHALLENGES 2018

CHALLENGES 2017

CHALLENGES 2016

CHALLENGES 2015

CHALLENGES 2013-2014


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