2014 Reading Scorecard

lisa simpsonI decided to put my scorecard on a separate page this year so I won’t constantly be copying and pasting. Each category will have its own section that I can check off as I go along.

Around the World
Goal: 17 Countries not visited in 2013, including 1 in Africa, 3 in Oceania, and 4 in S. America
New Countries:
Africa 1
Oceania 1 2 3
S. America 1 2 3 4
Other New 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

All Countries Visited in 2014 (Bold were not visited in 2013): Italy, US, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia. Grenada, UK, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Solomon Islands

Around the US
Goal: Remaining states not visited in 2013, plus PR
New States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, ID, KY, MD, MT, NB, NC, NV, NH, OH, OK, OR, PR, SC, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
Other states visited in 2014: IL, NY

1001 Books List Selections:
Goal: 52
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
List of Books from 1001 Books list read in 2014: Oscar and Lucinda, Regeneration, The End of the Affair, The Ghost Road, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Pereira Maintains

TBR Pile Challenge
Goal: 12 books
1. Ironweed by William Kennedy
2. The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
3. The Time Machine by H.G Wells
4. Execution Dock by Anne Perry
5. Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Dunker
6. The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
7. Maus I by Art Spiegelman
8. Nausea by John Paul Sartre
9. The Lover by Marguerite Duras
10. The Breast by Philip Roth
11. Sexing the Cherry by Jeannette Winterson
12. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino

Alternates:
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Connect the Chunksters Challenge: Books over 500 pages linked somehow (or groups adding up to 500 or more)
Goal: One set of six. Aspiration: at least 25!
1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 834 pp.
2.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 590 pp–Link: Author last name ends in ON
3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth 529 pp. Link: Main character has a tattoo
4. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson 503 pp. Link: Last letter of Allegiant is T linking to first letter of The
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nestby Stieg Larsson 563 pp. Link: same author

and then the girl grew into a woman:
6. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence my edition is 185326007x 508 pp.
7. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James 656 pp.

and then made a slow transformation
8. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 529 pp
into a man
9. A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
10. Several baby books chunked, all by Paul Auster. First book in set linked to prev book by Man in title:
Man in the Dark 180 pp
City of Glass 208 pp
Ghosts 96 pp
The Locked Room 179 pp
11. A set of books by E.M. Forster starting with a book with Room in the title:
A Room with a View 240 pp.
Howards End 256 pp.
Maurice 256 pp.
12. The Correctionsby Jonathan Franzen 635 pp. Author name begins with F
13. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen 576 pp. Same author
14. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters 582 pp. Title begins with F
15. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald 508 pp. Title begins with F and body part in title
16. Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières body part in title
17. The Wings of the Dove 741 pp. by Henry James Wings in title.
18. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Dove in title
19. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 756 pp. Bird in title
20. them by Joyce Carol Oates 576 pp. Author’s last name sounds like a food.
21. Texas by James A. Michener 1120 pp. Single word title starting with T
22. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 521 pp. Geography in title
23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 544 pp. Geography in title
24. Bleak House by Charles Dickens 1017 pp. Dickens
25. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 974 pp. Dickens
26. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot 796 pp. Title character’s name starts with D
27. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 942 pp. Title character last name ends in A
28. Pamela. Or, Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson 592 pp. Title character first name ends in A
29. Emma by Jane Austen 512 pp. Title character ends in A
30. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon 1085 pp. Last letter of Emma is first letter of this title
31. Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann 731 pp. Author named Thomas
32. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe 644 pp. Author named Thomas
33. The Bonfire of the Vanities by
Tom Wolfe Authors with almost the same name
34. A set of Philip Roth books
The Counterlife 336 pp.
The Great American Novel 400 pp.
link: 33 lost the 1987 NBCC Award for fiction to the first book in 34

I have a lot more chunkers than this, so I may end up working others in too…

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