Challenges 2016

 I am going to join a few challenges in the new year.......not too many, though.

I will participate in the First Book of 2016. This is hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. I will be reading Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde.







I will join Kathryn at Book Date  for her Read the Books You Buy challenge.


I'm joining at the 60% to 80% level = Maximizing Returns
Check out Kathryn's sign up post for the rules, if you want to join us. 
I am going to include the three books I purchased just recently to read for my F2F book club in 2016. 
Kathryn has decided that we can count books purchased as far back as June 2015. Other than those purchased at Amazon ( they keep track) I wonder if I can even remember when I purchased a particular book. There probably were not too many as I was really working on a Library Book challenge in 2015. 

Print Books:
1. Purchased 10/12/15: Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde  1-8-16 *****
2. Purchased 11/25/15: The Liar's Club by Mary Karr 2/29/16 **** 
3. Purchased 11/25/15:   Emma by Jane Austen 3/21/16 ****
4. Purchased 11/25/15: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg 4/1/16 *****
5. Purchased  10/29/15:  The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank  5/12/16 ****
6. Purchased 4/9/16 : Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
     
Kindle: 
1. Purchased 11/6/15 :Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar  2/15/16 *****
2. Purchased 12/31/15: Witch is When It All Began by Adele Abbott 4/21/16 ***
3. Purchased 4/7/16:  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline  (audio) 4/26/16 ***** 
4. Purchased 3/1/16:  Yes, Please by Amy Poehler (audio)  5/16/16 *****
5. Purchased 4/12/16: Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grisson (audio) 7/25/16 *****
6. Purchased 4/7/16:  The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (audio)  7/2/2016 *****
7. Purchased 3/23/16 : Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby
8. Purchased 3/14/16:  The Scavenger's Daughter by Kay Bratt
9. Purchased 2/27/16 : Cozy Mystery Collections by Leighann Dobbs (finshed all 4 8/17/16 ***)
10. Purchased 2/20/16: A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostick
11. Purchased 2/15/16: Wife for Hire by Marilyn Shank
12. Purchased 1/27/16:  Irreparable Harm by Melissa Miller
13. Purchased 12/31/15: The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans
14. Purchased 12/8/15:  Cracks in the Sidewalk by Bette Lee Crosby
15. Purchased 11/30/15:  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
16. Purchased 11/24/15: A Newport Christmas Wedding by Shelley Noble
17. Purchased 11/24/15:  Liar, Liar, Tabloid Writer by Suzie Quint


I  have purchased 23 books as of 4/26/16 . 60% is 13.8 or 14!   80% is 18.4 or 18!  I am on my way! 
   12 of 23 =52%   edited: 11/25/16  I am hopelessly behind. 





And Challenge #2 is also hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. 

Check out the rules here.  This seems to be my favorite genre. I describe it as stories about strong women, ready to take on their life and the world. That is simplistic but works for me. Because it is my favorite I am signing up at the Fearless Level - 30+ books.  I will list them as I read them. 

1.   If You Stay by Courtney Cole  1-10-16 ****
2.   Across the Miles by Jill Buck  1-11-16 ****
###3.   Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed 1-15-16 *****
4.  The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd 1-23-16 *****
5.  Here Today, Gone Tamale  by Rebecca Adler  2/8/16 ***
6.  Of Moths and Butterflies by V. R. Christensen 3/14/16 *****
7.   Emma by Jane Austen 3/21/16 ****
8.  The All -Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg 4/1/16 *****
9.  The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas  ***** 4/15/16
10. Witch is When It All Began  by Adele Abbott  4/21/16 *** 
11.  The Hurricane Sisters  by Dorothea Benton Frank  5/12/16 ****   
12. Chesapeake Song by Brenda Lane Richardson 6/6/16 ****
13. The Cat Sitter's Whiskers by Blaize and John Clement 6/18/16 ****
14. Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs 7/4/16 ***
15. The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chaiverini  
16. Bake, Battle and Roll by Leighann Dobbs  7/25/16  ***
17. Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom 7/25/16 *****
18. The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins 8/1/16 ****
19. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith  9/15/16 ***** 
20. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen *****  10/2/16
21. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 11/8/16 *****



### Doesn't fit.  Not FICTION! Oops!



And of course, I will do the What's In A Name 2016 Challenge. Hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. I have participated in this challenge for the last four years and I really like it. This year the categories are really challenging!



1. A Country - The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas 4/15/16 *****
2. An Item of Clothing - Bossypants by Tina Fey  4-10-16 ****
3. An Item of Furniture - The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd    1-23-16 *****
4. A Profession- The Cat Sitter's Whiskers by Blaize and John Clement 6/18/16 ****
5. A Month of the Year - March, January First, May Day, The Dry Grass of August
6. A Tree in the Title -  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith  9/15/2016 *****





Some of the books on my TBR shelf as of December 31, 2016. I will read no others until April 1st. I probably won't get to all of these. 

1. Take Me With You  - Catherine Ryan Hyde  1-8-16 *****
2.  If You Stay - Courtney Cole 1-10-16 ****
3. Across the Miles - Jill Buck 1-10-16 ****
4. Wild - Cheryl Strayed 1-15-16 *****
5. The Mermaid Chair - Sue Mon Kidd 1-23-16 *****
6. Here Today, Gone Tamale - Rebecca Adler 2/8/16 ***
7. Deep Down Dark  Hector Tobar 2/15/16 *****
8. The Liar's Club - Mary Karr 2/29/16 ****
9.  Of Moths and Butterflies - V.R. Christensen  3/14/16 *****
10. Emma - Jane Austen  3/21/16 ****
11. The Accidental Bachelor by Tim Holsten   3/31/16 DNF  read 62% could not go on!




And last but not least: Cruisin' Thru the Cozies 2016  Level 2 - Investigator. Read 7-12 cozies. 


1. Here Today, Gone Tamale by Rebecca Adler   2/8/16 ***
2. Witch is When It All Began by Adele Abbott 4/21/16 ***
3. The Cat Sitter's Whiskers by Blaize and John Clement 6/18/16 ****
4. Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs 7/4/16 ***
5. Bake, Battle and Roll by Leighann Dobbs 7/25/16 ***

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