Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 Challenges Mount TBR

Mount TBR Reading Challenge
Host: My Reader's Block (sign up here)
Duration: January - December 2019
# of books: 36 -- Mt. Vancouver

January
1.  With You Always. (Orphan Train #1) Jody Hedlund. 2017. Bethany House. 359 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2. Nanea, Real Stories From My Time: Pearl Harbor (American Girl) Jennifer Swanson. 2018. Scholastic. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3. Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness. As told to Robert Specht. 1976. 342 pages. [Source: Bought]
4. Children of Jubilee. (Children of Exile #3) Margaret Peterson Haddix. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
5.  A Garden in Paris. Stephanie Grace Whitson. 2005. 285 pages. [Source: Bought]
6.  The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler. John Hendrix. 2018. Harry N. Abrams. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
7. Ivanhoe. Walter Scott. 1819. 544 pages. [Source: Bought]
8. The Murder of Patience Brooke. (Charles Dickens Investigations #1)  J.C. Briggs. 2018. Sapere Books. 290 pages. [Source: Review copy]
9. The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer. 1921/2009. Sourcebooks. 355 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
10. The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling. 1893/1894. 138 pages. [Source: Bought]
11.  Seven Alone. Honore Willsie Morrow. 1926/1977. Scholastic. 240 pages. [Source: Own]
12.  Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083. Andrea White. 2005. 448 pages. [Source: Bought]
13. Searching for You (Orphan Train #3) Jody Hedlund. 2018. Bethany House. 341 pages. [Source: Review copy]
14. 4:50 From Paddington. (Miss Marple #8) Agatha Christie. 1957/2007. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]
15. Evelina. Fanny Burney. 1778. 455 pages. [Source: Bought]
16. When We Were Very Young. A.A. Milne. 1924. 100 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
17. Odd and the Frost Giants. Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Brett Helquist. 2008. 117 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
18. Now We Are Six. A.A. Milne. 1927. 102 pages. [Source: Review copy]
19. Winnie the Pooh. A.A. Milne. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. 1926. 163 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
20. Grave Mercy. Robin LaFevers. 2012/2019. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 560 pages. [Source: Review copy]
21. Through Gates of Splendor. Elisabeth Elliot. 1956/1996. Tyndale. 219 pages. [Source: Bought]
22. The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition). Edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Susan Massotty. 1947/1996. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]

February
23. The Princess Bride. William Goldman. 1973/2003. 398 pages. [Source: Bought] 
24. Cate of the Lost Colony. Lisa M. Klein. 2010. Bloomsbury. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
25. I Survived The Nazi Invasion, 1944. Lauren Tarshis. 2014. Scholastic. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
26.  The Jolly Jingle Book. Leroy F. Jackson. Illustrated by Clare McKinley. 1951/1961. Rand McNally. 30 pages. [Source: Bought]
27. The Christian Book of Mystical Verse: A Collection of Poems, Hymns, and Prayers for Devotional Reading. A.W. Tozer, editor. 1991/2016. 177 pages. [Source: Bought]
28. The First Woman Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. Rachel Baker. 1944/1972. Scholastic. 188 pages. [Source: Bought]

March
29. Shirley. Charlotte Bronte. 1849. 624 pages. [Source: Bought]
30. 31 Verses to Write On Your Heart. Liz Curtis Higgs. 2016. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]
31. These Old Shades. Georgette Heyer. 1926/2008. Harlequin. 384 pages. [Source: Bought]
32. Miss Buncle's Book. D.E. Stevenson. 1934. 304 pages. [Source: Bought]
33.  Refugee. Alan Gratz. 2017. Scholastic. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
34.  Number the Stars. Lois Lowry. 1989. (Won Newbery in 1990) 137 pages. [Source: Bought]
35. The Institutes of the Christian Religion. Abridged. John Calvin. (1536) Edited by Tony Lane and Hilary Osborne (1987). Baker Books. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]
36. Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #1) Mary Ann Kissinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2012. Revell. 280 pages. [Source: Review copy]
37.    The Innocents Abroad. Mark Twain. 1869. 560 pages. [Source: Bought]
38. The Doctor Wore Petticoats. Chris Enss. 2006. 144 pages. [Source: Bought]

April
39. A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories. Joan Aiken. Illustrated by Jan Pienkowski. 1968. 108 pages. [Source: Bought] 
40. Dealing with Dragons. (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) Patricia C. Wrede. 1990/2015. 208 pages. [Source: Review copy]  
41. They Found Him Dead. Georgette Heyer. 1937/2019. Sourcebooks. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
42. Searching for Dragons. (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) Patricia C. Wrede. 1991/2015. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 239 pages. [Source: Review copy]
43. Courageous. Yona Zeldis McDonough. 2018. [Nov] Scholastic. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
44. Kidnapped. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1886. 276 pages. [Source: Bought]
45, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Mark Haddon. 2003/2004. 226 pages. [Source: Borrowed]
46. Sense and Sensibility. Jane Austen. 1811. 409 pages. [Source: Bought]
47. Dune. Frank Herbert. 1965. 687 pages. [Source: Library]

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1 comments:

Bev Hankins 6:42 PM  

Thanks for joining me for another round of mountain climbing!

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