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Happy New Year to everyone! :) I'll be keeping my lists simple this year and trying to keep on top of them better than I did last year, hopefully the Round Robin challenge will help a little in that respect.  As always I will endeavour to keep my TBR at a reasonable size (I really got carried away in 2017 which was great fun but silly considering how little time I have to read!) 


I do hope everyone has a great reading year along with being healthy, happy prosperous etc etc! :) 



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2018 TBR

Addonia, Sulaiman – The Consequences of Love

Adelaide, Debra – The Household Guide to Dying

Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi – Americannah

Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi – Half of a Yellow Sun

Alderman, Naomi – The Power

Alexander, Sara – Under A Sardinian Sky

Allende, Isabel – The Japanese Lover

Allnatt, Judith – The Silk Factory

Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice


Baker Kline, Christina – Bird in Hand

Banville, John – The Sea

Barnett, Laura – The Versions of Us

Barr, Emily – The Sleeper

Barrows, Annie – The Truth According to Us

Barry, Sebastian – A Long Long Way

Binding, Tim – Island Madness

Bloom, Amy – Lucky Us

Boydon, Joseph – Three Day Road

Bradley, James – The Resurrectionist

Brittain, Vera – Testament of Youth

Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre

Brooks, Geraldine – Caleb’s Crossing

Brooks, Geraldine - March

Brooks, Geraldine – People of the Book

Buchan, Elizabeth – The New Mrs Clifton

Burton, Jessie – The Miniaturist


Cannon, Joanne – The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

Carr, Caleb – The Alienist

Chamberlain, Mary – The Dressmaker of Dachau

Chambers, Aidan – Postcards from No Mans Land

Chase, Eve – Black Rabbit Hall

Cleave, Chris - Gold

Coleman, Rowan – Lessons in Laughing Out Loud

Colgan, Jenny – The Summer Seaside Kitchen

Douglas-Home, Mark – The Sea Detective

Douglas-Home, Mark – The Woman Who Walked into the Sea

Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel

Du Maurier, Daphne – The House on the Strand

Du Maurier, Daphne – The King’s General

Du Maurier, Daphne – The Scapegoat

Dunmore, Helen – With Your Crooked Heart


Easton Ellis, Bret – American Psycho

Edric, Robert – Field Service

Eliot, George = Middlemarch

Elton, Ben – The First Casualty

Elton, Ben – Two Brothers


Faulks, Sebastian – A Possible Life

Faulks, Sebastian – The Fatal Englishman

Faulks, Sebastian – Where My Heart Used to Beat

Fenwick, Liz – A Cornish Affair

Fenwick, Liz – The Cornish House

Fforde, Katie – A French Affair

Fitzgerald, F. Scott – Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, Mary – Mist

Fleming, Leah – Mothers and Daughters

Fleming, Leah – The Captains’s Daughter

Fleming, Leah – The Girl Under the Olive Tree

Ford, Ford Madox – Parade’s End


George, Nina – The Little Paris Bookshop

Gerrard, Nicci – The Twilight Hour

Greene, Vanessa – The Beachside Guest House

Glaister, Seni – The Museum of Things Left Behind


Hannah, Kristin – Between Sisters

Haas, Eve – The Secrets of the Notebook

Hall, Louisa – The Carriage House

Hanks, Tom – Uncommon Type

Harmon, Amy – From Sand and Ash

Harrington, Laura – Alice Bliss

Harris, Joanna – Coastliners

Harris, John – Covenant with Death

Harrison, Sarah – Swan Music

Harrison, Sarah – The Flowers on the Field

Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train

Hillenbrand, Laura – Unbroken

Hiraide, Takashi – The Guest Cat

Hislop, Victoria – The Sunrise

Holtby, Winifred – South Riding

Hooper, Emma – Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Howard, Elizabeth James – The Early Years


Jaaskelainen, Pasi Ilmari – Rabbit Back Literature Society

James, Erica – The Hidden Cottage

James, Erica – Songs of the Skylark

Jewell, Lisa – Before I Met You

Jordan, Hilary - Mudbound


Kent, Hannah – Burial Rites

Kent Krueger, William – Ordinary Grace

King, Stephen – 11.22.63

King, Stephen – The Stand


Lansens, Lori – Rush Home Road

LaFaye, Vanessa – Summertime

Lam, Laura – Shadowplay

Lapena, Shari – The Couple Next Door

Lee, Harper – Go Set A Watchman

Lefebure, Molly – Blitz

Lennox, Judith – Before the Storm

Leroy, Margaret – A Brief Affair

Lewis, Susan – The Girl Who Came Back

Ley, Rosanna – Bay of Secrets

Ley, Rosanna – The Saffron Trail

Lewis, Susan – The Girl Who Came Back

Lotz, Sarah – The Three


Mackintosh, Clare – I Let You Go

Madeleine, Laura – Where the Wild Cherries Grow

Madeley, Richard – The Way You Look Tonight

Marquez , Gabriel Garcia – Love in the Time of Cholera

McGinnis, Mindy – Not a Drop to Drink

McMahon, Jennifer – The Winter People

McPartland, Gail, Code 998

Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind

Monninger, Joseph – The World As We Know It

Morton, Kate – The Lake House

Moss, Sarah – The Tidal Zone

Moyes, Jojo – The Horse Dancer

Moyes, Jojo – The Ship of Brides

Morrison, Toni – Home


Nemirovsky, Irene – All Our Wordly Goods

Nemirovsky, Irene – Suite Francaise

Norris, Barney – Five Met on a Wooded Plain

North, Freya – The Way Back Home

Ness, Patrick – More Than This


Oates, Joyce Carol – Little Bird of Heaven

Oates, Joyce Carol – The Falls

O’Brien, Edna – The Little Red Chairs

Orwell, George – 1984

Oyeyemi, Helen – What Is Yours Is Not Yours


Perry, Sarah – The Essex Serpent

Piercy, Marge – Gone to Soldiers


Quinn, Kate – The Alice Network


Radcliffe, Robert – Under an English Heaven

Rakha, Naseem – The Crying Tree

Richman, Alyson – The Velvet Hours

Riggs, Nina – The Bright Hour

Riley, Lucinda – Hothouse Flowers

Riley, Lucinda – The Girl on the Cliff

Riley, Lucinda – The Olive Tree

Riley, Lucinda – The Seven Sisters

Rodriguez, Deborah – The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul


Safran Foer, Jonathan – Here I Am

Sansom, C.J. – Winter In Madrid

Schwarz, Christian – Drowning Ruth

Sebald, W,G - Austerlitz

Segal, Erich – The Class

Seierstad, Asne – The Bookseller of Kabul

Seksis, Tina – One Step Too Far

Sepetys, Ruth – Out of the Easy

Shafak, Elif – Three Daughters of Eve

Shattuck, Jessica- The Women of the Castle

Simon, Paullina – The Bronze Horseman

Simonson, Helen – The Summer Before The War

Steinbeck, John – Cannery Row

Steinbeck, John – East of Eden

Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John – The Pearl

Steinbeck, John – The Red Pony

Strout, Elizabeth – Olive Kitteridge

Swan, Karen – The Paris Secret

Swan, Karen – The Perfect Present

Syson, Lydia – Liberty’s Fire


Taylor, Lulu – The Winter Folly

Thomas, Scarlett – The Seed Collectors

Tremayne – S.K – The Ice Twins

Trenow, Liz – The Last Telegram


Vickers, Sally - Cousins

Vickers, Sally – Miss Garnet’s Angel


Waters, Sarah – The Paying Guests

Walker, Alice – The Color Purple

Wallace, Wendy – The Painted Bridge

Walters, Minette – The Last Hours

Walton, Jo – Among Others

Weaver Eva – The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

Wein, Elizabeth – Code Name Verity

Whitehead, Colson – Underground Railroad

Whitehouse, Lucie – The Bed I Made

White, Karen – The Time Between

Willaims, Kate – The Edge of the Fall

Winard, Johanna – Ruby’s War

Winstanley. Simon – Field One

Winthrop Elizabeth H – December

Wiseman, Ellen Marie – The Plum Tree

Wright, Susan Elliot – The Things We Never Said


Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Angel’s Game

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Prisoner of Heaven


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Challenges to me

1. by Willoyd - The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney - currently reading

2. by Madeleine - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

3. by Karen.d - Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee - 

4. by Alexi - Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel - finished

5. by Chesilbeach - My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

6. by Little Pixie - The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

7. by Frankie 


Challenges by me

1. Willoyd - Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 

2. Madeleine - The Host by Stephenie Meyer

3. Karen.d - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

4. Alexi - Time and Time Again by Ben Elton

5. Chesilbeach -  To Serve Them All My Days by R.F. Delderfield

6. Little Pixie - Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

7. Frankie - Red Dog - Louis De Bernieres

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Happy new year! :party:


Good luck with keeping that TBR down. :D  I'm looking forward to the Round Robin challenge too, and that might make a small dent in the TBR. :giggle2: 

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Wishing you a 2018 filled with lots of good reads Hayley....:readingtwo:...and hopefully your TBR pile won't topple over...:giggle2:

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15 hours ago, Madeleine said:

Happy New Year, good luck with the tbr list!

Thank you, I'll need it! :D 

14 hours ago, karen.d said:

Happy New Year! Good luck with the Round Robin Challenge!:D

You too, Karen! Should be fun! :) 


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Inspired by @Inver, I'll see if I can finish this challenge this year, rather than just writing off. I'm also considering the POPSUGAR 2018 Reading Challenge, so I'll post that one too! :D


A book you read in school

A book from your childhood

A book published over 100 years ago

A book published in the last year - It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover (2017)

A non-fiction book

A book written by a male author - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (2017)

A book written by a female author - The Italian Girl - Lucinda Riley (2017)

A book by someone who isn’t a writer - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2017)

A book that became/is becoming a film - The Boy on the Bridge by M.R.Carey (assuming!) (2017)

A book published in the 20th Century - Outlander - Diana Gabaldon (2017)

A book set in your hometown/region

A book with someone’s name in the title - Hag-Seed - Margaret Atwood (2017)

A book with a number in the title

A book with a character with your first name - The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (2017)

A book someone else recommended to you - Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land (2017)

A book with over 500 pages - Our Song by Dani Atkins (2017)

A book you can finish in a day

A previously banned book

A book with a one-word title - Mischling by Affinity Konar (2017)

A book translated from another language

A book that will improve a specific area of your life - Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms by Datis Kharrazian (2017)

A memoir or journal

A book written by someone younger than you - Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel (2017)

A book set somewhere you’ll be visiting this year - AMSTERDAM! The Little Pieces of You and Me - Vanessa Greene (2017)

An award-winning book

A self-published book

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A book made into a movie you've already seen

True crime

The next book in a series you've started

Abook involving a heist

Nordic noir

A novel based on a real person

A book set in a country that fascinates you a book with a time of day in the title

A book about a villain or antihero

A book about death or grief

A book with your favourite colour in the title

A book with an alliteration in the title

A book about time travel

A book with a weather element in the title

A book set at sea

A book with an animal in the title

A book set on a different planet

A book with song lyrics in the title

A book about or set on Halloween

A book with characters who are twins

A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym

A book with a LGBTQ+ protagonist

Abook that is also a stage play or musical 

A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you

A book about feminism

A book about mental health

A book that was gifted to you

A book by two authors

A book about or involving a sport

A book by a local author

A book mentioned in another book

A book from a celebrity book club

A childhood classic you've never read

A book that is published in 2018

A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner

A book set in the decade you were born (1970's)

A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to

A book with an ugly cover

A book that involves a bookstore or library


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Have fun filling in the gaps...:D

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Love a good reading challenge! One of my friends and I have been keeping a shared Excel of the Popsugar reading challenges...we try and compete (or forget until every December/January about it :lol:)

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thanks for posting that list, I've started my own thread although I don't expect to fill that many!  I usually barely manage half of these challenges:blush:

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I like the sound of the Pop Sugar challenge (but I'm not starting any new challenges myself this year).


I hope 2018 is a good year for you.  :)

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Happy 2018! You’ve made a great start on the Round Robin challenge already. 


I like the sound of the Pop Sugar challenge but I think it might be one too many this year. Maybe next! 

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Good luck on your reading this year:D! Both of the challenges you posted look really interesting and perhaps something I will consider doing this year to help push myself out of the comfort zone a little bit. 

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I hope you have a great reading year in 2018!


I see you have Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche on your TBR pile. I read it very recently and absolutely loved it, so I hope you enjoy it when you get to it. You also have quite a lot of Steinbeck on your list. Several of his books were £0.99 on Kindle last night, and I fortunately managed to buy them in time! :readingtwo:

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