Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 Reading Challenges: Read It Again, Sam

Read It Again, Sam
Host: My Reader's Block (sign up here)
Duration: January - December 2019
# of books: my goal is 48

January
1. Found: God's Will. John F. MacArthur Jr. 1972. 60 pages. [Source: Bought]
2. Veronica. (Sunfire #18) Jane Claypool Miner. 1986. Scholastic. 220 pages. [Source: Bought]
3. The Practice of the Presence of God. Brother Lawrence. 1691/1982. 96 pages. [Source: Bought]
4. The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer. 1921/2009. Sourcebooks. 355 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
5. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. Lindsay Mattick. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. 2015. Little, Brown. 56 pages. [Source: Library]
6.  Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083. Andrea White. 2005. 448 pages. [Source: Bought]
7. 4:50 From Paddington. (Miss Marple #8) Agatha Christie. 1957/2007. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]
8. Evelina. Fanny Burney. 1778. 455 pages. [Source: Bought]
9.  When We Were Very Young. A.A. Milne. 1924. 100 pages. [Source: Review copy]
10. Now We Are Six. A.A. Milne. 1927. 102 pages. [Source: Review copy]
11.  Winnie the Pooh. A.A. Milne. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. 1926. 163 pages. [Source: Review copy]
12. Grave Mercy. Robin LaFevers. 2012/2019. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 560 pages. [Source: Review copy]
13, Death in the Stocks. Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway #1) Georgette Heyer. 1935/2019. Sourcebooks. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
14. Ballet Shoes. (Shoes #1) Noel Streatfeild. 1936/2018. Random House. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
15. Through Gates of Splendor. Elisabeth Elliot. 1956/1996. Tyndale. 219 pages. [Source: Bought]
16. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. J.I. Packer. 1961/1991. IVP. 126 pages. [Source: Bought]
17. 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]
18. Thru the Bible #12: 1 and 2 Samuel. J. Vernon McGee. 308 pages. [Source: Bought]


February

19. The Joy of Fearing God. Jerry Bridges. 1998/2004. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]
20. Cotillion. Georgette Heyer. 1953/2007. Sourcebooks. 355 pages. [Source: Review copy]
21. The Book Thief. Markus Zusak. 2006. Random House. 560 pages. [Source: Bought]
22.  The Boxcar Children. Gertrude Chandler Warner. 1942. 160 pages.
23. Venetia. Georgette Heyer. 1958/2009. Harlequin. 368 pages. [Source: Gift]
24. Hattie Big Sky. Kirby Larson. 2006. 289 pages. [Source: Library]
25.  Three Men in a Boat. Jerome K. Jerome. 1889. 174 pages. [Source: Bought]


March
26. Speak. Laurie Halse Anderson. 1999. 224 pages. [Source: Library]
27. God is the Gospel: Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of Himself. John Piper. 2005. Crossway. 192 pages. [Source: Bought]
28. These Old Shades. Georgette Heyer. 1926/2008. Harlequin. 384 pages. [Source: Bought]
29. Praying the Bible. Donald S. Whitney. 2015. Crossway. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
30. Number the Stars. Lois Lowry. 1989. (Won Newbery in 1990) 137 pages. [Source: Bought]
31. Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #1) Mary Ann Kissinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2012. Revell. 280 pages. [Source: Review copy]
32. Devil's Cub. Georgette Heyer. 1932/2003. Harlequin. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]
33. Cries From the Cross: A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus. Erwin Lutzer. 2002. Moody. 170 pages. [Source: Bought]
34  A New Home for Lily (Adventures of Lily Lapp #2) Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2013. Revell. 266 pages. [Source: Review copy] 

April
35. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Laura Hillenbrand. 2010. Random House. 473 pages. [Source: Bought]
36. They Found Him Dead. Georgette Heyer. 1937/2019. Sourcebooks. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
37. A Big Year for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #3) Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2013. Revell. 267 pages. [Source: Review copy]
38. A Surprise for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #4) Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2013. Revell. 272 pages. [Source: Review copy]
39. Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation. Joel R. Beeke & William Boekestein. 2013. Reformation Heritage. 108 pages. [Source: Bought]
40. Sense and Sensibility. Jane Austen. 1811. 409 pages. [Source: Bought]
41. Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat. (Henry and Mudge #8) Cynthia Rylant. Sucie Stevenson. 1990. Simon & Schuster. 48 pages. [Source: Bought]
42. Duplicate Death. (Inspectors Hannasyde and Hemingway #7) Georgette Heyer. 1951/2019. Sourcebooks. 400 pages. [Source: Review copy]
43. Eyes Like Stars. Theatre Illuminata #1) Lisa Mantchev. 2009. 352 pages. [Source: Library]
44. Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me. Kevin DeYoung. 2014. Crossway. 138 pages. [Source: Review copy]

May
45.  The Monster At The End of This Book. Jon Stone. Illustrated by Michael J. Smollin. 1971. Golden Books. 32 pages. [Source: Bought]
46. Howl's Moving Castle. Diana Wynne Jones. 1986/2001. 329 pages. [Source: Bought]
47. The Wind Blows Free. Loula Grace Erdman. 1952/2006. 271 pages. [Source: Library]
48. Crossing Stones. Helen Frost. 2009. FSG. 184 pages. [Source: Library]
49. Les Miserables. Victor Hugo. Translated by Julie Rose. 1862/2008. Modern Library. 1330 pages. [Source: Bought]
50. The Wide Horizon. Loula Grace Erdman. 1956/2007. Bethlehem Books. 279 pages. [Source: Library]
51. Ten Cents A Dance. Christine Fletcher. 2008. Bloomsbury. 356 pages. [Source: Review copy]
52. The Convenient Marriage. Georgette Heyer. 1934. 322 pages. [Source: Bought]
53. Mercy Watson to the Rescue. (Mercy Watson #1) Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. 2005. 80 pages. [Source: Library]
54. Mercy Watson Goes For A Ride. (Mercy Watson #2) Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. 2006. Candlewick Press. 80 pages. [Source: Library]'
55. The Big Picture Story Bible. David R. Helm. Illustrated by Gail Schoonmaker. 2004. Crossway Books. 451 pages. [Source: Borrowed]
56. The Good Land. Loula Grace Erdman. 1959/2007. Bethlehem Books. 185 pages.
57. The Girl With The White Flag. Tomiko Higa. Translated by Dorothy Britton. 1989. 130 pages. [Source: Bought]

June
58. Because of Winn Dixie. Kate DiCamillo. 2000. Candlewick. 182 pages. [Source: Book I bought] 
59. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby. Stan & Jan Berenstain. 1974. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
 
July
60.  Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) Robin LaFevers. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 387 pages. [Source: Review copy]
61. Madeline. Ludwig Bemelmans. 1939. 44 pages. [Source: Library]
62. Climbing the Stairs. Padma Venkatraman. 2008. 256 pages. [Source: Bought]
63. Dragon's Fat Cat (Dragon #2) Dav Pilkey. 2019. (1992) Scholastic. 64 pages. [Source: Review copy]

August
64. The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1937.  320 pages. [Source: Bought]
65. The Fellowship of the Ring. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954/1965. Houghton Mifflin. 423 pages. [Source: Bought]
66. The Two Towers. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954/1965. Houghton Mifflin. 352 pages.
67.   The Return of the King. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1955/1965. Houghton Mifflin. 440 pages.

September
October
68.  The Sunne in Splendour. Sharon Kay Penman. 1982. 936 pages. [Source: Library]
69. Alas, Babylon. Pat Frank. 1959. 323 pages. [Source: Library]

November
December

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