One Book a Week Club 2013

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Post by gloriana » May 9th, 2013, 10:27 am

I can't resist a list (or several)! I've enjoyed seeing everyone else's lists as well. Plus I'm procrastinating. So here goes:

2013 books read for fun

1. Connie Willis, Blackout (currently reading).
2. Zadie Smith, On Beauty.
3. Julianna Baggott, Pure.
4. Hilary Jordan, When She Woke.

Books I've failed to read

Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall - got about halfway through and gave up. I'm planning to try listening to the audiobook, though.

2013 books taught (all re-reads)

1. Aphra Behn, Oroonoko.
2. Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, and Othello.
3. Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta.
4. Philip Massinger, The Renegado.
5. John Fletcher, The Island Princess.
6. Ania Loomba and Jonathan Burton, Race in Early Modern England.
7. Thomas Heywood, The Fair Maid of the West.
8. Homer, The Odyssey.
9. Euripides, The Trojan Women.
10. Gilgamesh (trans. Herbert Mason).
11. Padraic Colum, The Children of Odin.
12. D. T. Niane, Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali.
13. Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad.
14. E. M. Forster, Howards End.
15. Christina Rossetti, selected poems, including "Goblin Market."

2013 audiobooks (listening)

1. Lauren Groff, Arcadia.
2. Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride.
3. Atwood, Oryx and Crake.
4. Atwood, The Year of the Flood.
5. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - LV, narrated by Ruth Golding.
6. Doyle, Sign of the Four - LV, dramatic reading.

2013 audiobooks (recording)

1. Sarah Stonich, These Granite Islands.
2. Stonich, The Ice Chorus.
3. Abigail Reynolds, Mr. Darcy's Obsession.
4. Reynolds, A Pemberley Medley.
5. Henry James, Turn of the Screw.
6. Jane Austen's Letters (in progress).
7. Louisa May Alcott, Pauline's Passion and Punishment (in progress).
8. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Moving the Mountain (in progress).
9. Alyssa Goodnight, Unladylike Pursuits.
10. Jessica Grey, Attempting Elizabeth (in progress).

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Post by wildemoose » May 9th, 2013, 1:48 pm

I failed with Wolf Hall, too. I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

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Post by peegee » May 9th, 2013, 1:59 pm

I think I've read all of these this year, though one or two may have been the tail end of last year. It's so hard to keep track!

1. A Delicate Truth by John le Carre
Timescape by Gregory Benford
The Architects by Stefan Heym
Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey by Janet Malcolm
5. Here and There: Collected travel writing by A.A. Gill
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne
The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
The Fifth Queen; And How She Came to Court by Ford Madox Ford
Privy Seal by Ford Madox Ford
10. The Fifth Queen Crowned by Ford Madox Ford
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
Redshirts by John Scalzi
The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
15. Blackout by Connie Willis
QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Feynman
All Clear by Connie Willis
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Butcher Boy by Patrick Mccabe
20. Flashman and the Redskins by GM Fraser
Flashman and the Dragon by GM Fraser
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell
25. A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter Miller

Audiobooks:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks

currently reading A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

I'm also a fan of China Mieville. I've read Perdido Street Station, The Scar and The City and the City. The Iron Council is on my TBR list too.

regards
Phil
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Post by peegee » May 9th, 2013, 2:04 pm

gloriana wrote:...
2013 books read for fun

1. Connie Willis, Blackout (currently reading).
Ooh Blackout. That caught my eye last year, but I haven't got around to reading it yet. Do let us know if you enjoy it.

Also, Elizabeth I loved your recording of the Fifth Queen. I just had to read all 3 after listening to it. How could you leave us all dangling by only recording the first... :D

regards
Phil

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Post by gloriana » May 9th, 2013, 2:17 pm

Phil, I'm impressed that you read all three of those Fifth Queen books! Glad you enjoyed the recording but I found it rather slow going. I'll get to all of them eventually... I'm not as fast as I used to be. :D

And Blackout is quite good - very suspenseful - and there's a sequel too, All Clear.

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Post by commonsparrow3 » May 27th, 2013, 8:28 pm

I just discovered this thread and must join the fun.

I have been posting roughly once a week, more or less, on my book blog "Maria's Books" -- so although I'm joining late, I'm reasonably caught up to the quota for this book club.

So far this year, these are the books I've completed and discussed:

1. Genesee Diary by Henri Nouwen
2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
3. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
4. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
5. Persuasion by Jane Austen
6. So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger
7. Maple Sugar by Tim Herd
8. The Double V by Rawn James Jr.
9. Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
10. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
11. Beautiful Souls by Eyal Press
12. On the Map by Simon Garfield
13. Simple Ways Towards the Sacred by Gunilla Norris
14. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
15. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
16. The Orchard by Adele Crockett Robertson
17. Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
18. I Love It When You Talk Retro by Ralph Keyes
19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
20. The First Day of the Blitz by Peter Stansky
21. Joy by Louis Evely
22. Mount Allegro by Jerre Mangione
23. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
24. Like I was Sayin' by Mike Royko
25. Capture the Flag by Woden Teachout
26. The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes
27. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
28. The Wonder Clock by Howard Pyle
29. Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
30. Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving
31. The Underground Railroad by William Still

I'll try to remember to update the list here as the year goes on. But if I forget, you can see the latest additions by clicking on the link in my signature.

Meanwhile, I'll be checking out everybody else's lists for bright new ideas on what to read next!
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Post by wib66 » May 30th, 2013, 5:57 am

Here is my contribution. I love seeing what other people have read.

Real Books for Fun

1st to Die by James Patterson
2nd Chance by James Patterson
3rd Degree by James Patterson
4th July by James Patterson
5th Horseman by James Patterson
6th Target by James Patterson
7th Heaven by James Patterson
8th Confession by James Patterson
9th Judgement by James Patterson
Knit one pearl one by Gil McNeil
Jack and Jill by James Patterson
The black echo by Michael Connelly
Killing floor by Lee Child
Immortal in death by J.D. Robb
Naked in death by J.D. Robb
Whose Body by Dorothy L Sayers

Audiobooks(I listen in my car)

The Perfect Lie by Emily Barr
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
The Way We Were by Elizabeth Noble
Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham
Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson
The 5th Witness by Michael Connelly

Audiobooks for Librivox as DPL

Amelia by Henry Fielding
History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1E by David Hume
History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1F by David Hume
The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud
Uncle Tom's Cabin (version 2) by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Westminster Alice by Saki

Read as BC and DPL

Books Fatal to Their Authors by Peter Hempson Ditchfield
The Evil Genius by Wilkie Collins
The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
Harrington by Maria Edgeworth
In the Reign of Terror: The Adventures of a Westminster Boy by G.A. Henty
The Jumble Book, by David Cory
A Life's Morning, by George Gissing
The Macdermots of Ballycloran, by Anthony Trollope


Recorded Solo's (still in progress)

The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, Vol. 2, by Eliza Haywood


Plays and Dramatic Readings, Read and PL'd

He and She (Play) by Rachel Crothers
The Verge (Play) by Glaspell, Susan
Punch and Go(Play) by John Galsworthy

The Return of the Native (Dramatic Reading) by Thomas Hardy
Henrietta Temple (Dramatic Reading), by Benjamin Disraeli
The Shadow of a Sin (Dramatic Reading) by Charlotte M Brame
Excuse Me! (Dramatic Reading) by Rupert Hughes


Oh my goodness and we are not even half way through the year. But I just love to read. :9:
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Post by smike » August 24th, 2013, 5:22 am

Oh, this looks interesting.

I never keep track of what I read or listen to, but I'll try. From what I can recall:

Paper books:
Lösegeld für einen Ritter--Barbara Leonie Picard

Papavera - Der Ring des Kreuzritters--Ernst W. Heine

Der Berg des Unheils--Jürgen Gadow

Die Wellenläufer-- Kai Meyer
Die Muschelmagier--Kai Meyer
Die Wasserweber--Kai Meyer

Die Rückkehr der Orks--Michael Peinkofer

The Name of the Wind--Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear--Patrick Rothfuss

ebboks I paid for:

A Piano in the Pyrenees--Tony Hawks

Lord of Death--Eliot Pattison

The Garden of Evening Mists--Tan Twang Eng

A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

A Clash of Kings - "

A Storm of Swords (currently reading) - s. a.

Free ebooks (mainly from Project Gutenberg)

Diary of a Nobody--George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

The Heatherford Fortune - Mrs Georgie Sheldon

Die Mumie von Rotterdam Prt 1 - Georg Döring (currently reading)

Books I smoothread for PG

Her Majesty's Mails--William Lewins

Kleinstadtkinder--Josephine Siebe
Die Welt im Kinderköpfchen--Josephine Siebe

April Fools--Harold Roorbach (publisher)

Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life--Oscar Wilde

Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer--George Bourne (aka George Sturt)

Theophano. Oper in drei Aufzügen--Otto Anthes

The Salem witchcraft, The planchette mystery, and Modern spiritualism--Journal et al.

The magic Cameo - Mrs Goergie Sheldon

Audiobooks (bought):

Reckless--Steinernes Fleisch--Cornelia Funke
Reckless--Lebendige Schatten--Cornelia Funke

The Emerald Atlas--John Stephens
The Fire Chronicle--John Stephens

Audiobooks LV

too many to remember in Detail.

Many Jane Austen, E. Nesbit and Charles Dickens books.

Currently listening to The Boys Life of Mark Twain - Albert Bigelow Paine
Other books I listened to:

Kaspar Hauser--Jacob Wassermann

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl--Harriet Jacobs

Die missbrauchten Liebesbriefe--Gottfried Keller (as DPL)

Agnes Gray--Anne Brontë

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall--Anne Brontë

Wuthering Heights--Emily Brontë

Jane Eyre--Charlotte Brontë

A Tramp Abroad - Mark Twain

and many more

Recorded for lv

a few chapters, poems and short stories.
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Post by Slithy » December 4th, 2013, 4:09 am

It seems like a proper time to bump this into vision as the year grows closer to the end. I am not sure that I will make a list myself this year, but I do plan on joining in for 2014(I am easily doing at least a book a week these days) and I have been revisiting the 2011 thread(I am currently downloading, renaming and archiving all the librivox books I've finished so that list has helped me a good deal). Hope everyone is doing well on their reading/listening goals of the year!

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Post by Cori » December 5th, 2013, 12:16 pm

I updated my list, and not having set a goal, I can honestly say I'm doing splendidly. :D
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by Slithy » December 5th, 2013, 3:43 pm

Cori wrote:I updated my list, and not having set a goal, I can honestly say I'm doing splendidly. :D
The idea of not having a goal is exactly why I stopped making a list. However, as I've used my previous list as a reference multiple times(to see if I had read a book, for the project I'm doing now and for book recommendations), I am inclined to start doing so again.

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Post by fiddlesticks » December 5th, 2013, 4:01 pm

I don't think I ever set a goal. But I like to keep a list to see what I used to read a lot, what I read now, how much I read, and now listen :wink: also The last two years three soon, are the first in a long time I have not read well over 100 books, so there did not seem to be any 'need' to have a goal 8-)
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Post by Cori » December 6th, 2013, 1:17 pm

I have a book list going back to 2002, it's great to see all the stuff I've read :D I just don't insist I complete any particular number of books in a given year. I have done it in the past, and it can be quite fun, but I do end up picking thin books, and that's not really a great criterion. :lol:
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by RuthieG » December 7th, 2013, 1:35 am

I've been updating mine as I go. I haven't read (or recorded) remotely as much as usual. It seems to have been a peculiar year, one way and another.

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Post by smike » December 7th, 2013, 2:55 am

RuthieG wrote:I've been updating mine as I go.
Ruth
Clever. I didn't think of it, so now I updated mine from memory again...

I'm amazed to see that I read at least 27 books (and I'd wager I listened to at least as many, even if I can't remember all the titles - they mingle with those I listened to last year).

My librivox catalogue page tells me that of 73 sections 50 have been published. That may not sound a lot to most of you, but I only started here in April this year, and I think it's filling up nicely. :)
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