Monday, September 12, 2016

End of the Dream

2015-2016 Totals!
The End of the Dream

Total books & pages for each month:

Our team read 14 books translated from a foreign language, and 14 books about medicine or diseases. Twelve team members report that they were NOT born in Missouri.

But I know you REALLY want to know the standings:

Kathleen read the most books, 56, with the highest page count, a whopping 18225 pages!
Betsy came in a close second with on the book count with 55 books and, but she was third in number of pages with 14455. Jim came in second on the page count with 14791 pages. Cindy takes the prize for the highest average number of pages per book, and Sheila came in second. Jim is the real winner in this category, though, since he has the highest average of those who reported at least 10 books. 

And a special, super-duper, grand prize, thank you award to Linda, for posting an actual blog post about a book!

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It's been fun! 

Friday, September 9, 2016

July and August...the end of the dream.

July and August...the end of the dream.

Robertson, Randy. "Wee Westie with Glasses" [photo] 1 Nov. 2006, Web. 9 Sept. 2016,
Used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

This marks the end of the Challenge year, and the end of the STLCC participation in the Missouri Reading Challenge. Unless, of course, we pick it up again in the future with a new volunteer team captain. End of year totals will be posted soon. Meanwhile, in July we had 5 participants who read 13 books, 4396 pages, and in August our 4 readers read 19 books, 6251 pages.

July Books:
When She wokeHillary Jordan
The Tiger's WifeTea Obreht
Open and ShutDavid Rosenfelt
End of the affairGraham Greene
Frank: the voiceJames Kaplan
The Mission SongJohn le Carré
Foggy Mountain Troubador: The Life and Music of Curly SecklerPenny Parsons
America's War For the Greater Middle East : A Military History Andrew J. Bacevich.
At Weddings and WakesAlice McDermott
After ThisAlice McDermott
The Tiger's WifeTea Obreht
The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman
Chance DevelopmentsAlexander McCall Smith
August Books:
Dark MoneyJane Mayer
Revolving Door of LifeAlexander McCall Smith
Travels with Charley: in search of AmericaJohn Steinbeck
Space at the table: conversations between an evangelical theologian and his gay sonBrad & Drew Harper
Kane and AbelJeffrey Archer
Our Kind Of TraitorJohn Le Carré
To the Top of the Mountain: An Intercrime Novel Arne Dahl
Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of WoodstockBarney Hoskyns
The Adventures of Tom SawyerMark Twain
Heroes of the FrontierDave Eggers
Midnight SunJo Nesbo
On Chesil BeachIan McEwan
The Black PresidencyMichael Eric Dyson
HomegoingYaa Gyasi
Man Gone DownMichael Thomas
The Subtle KnifePhilip Pullman
The ExpatriatesJanice Y. K. Lee
The Girl on the TrainPaula Hawkins

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

June books!

The dog days of summer...

dog reading
The STLCC Reading the Dream Team for June:

  • 45 books
  • 8 participants
  • 11245 pages

Here's what we read:

Love and BulletsJeffrey Gentile
The Lightning Struck HeartTJ Klune
Bear, Otter, and the KidTJ Klune
How To Be a Normal PersonTJ Klune
Tell Me It's RealTJ Klune
Love For the Cold BloodedAlex Gabriel
Kelpie DreamsSteve Vernon
CinderellaMay Sage
And Then All Hell Broke LooseRichard Engel
mightier than the sword
Interpreter of Maladies
Emperor of all maladies: a biography of cancer
Beast in viewMargaret Millar
The 39 StepsJohn Buchan
The second life of Nick MasonSteve Hamilton
Cometh the hourJeffrey Archer
The Mystery of Edwin DroodRupert Homes
GhostlyAudrey Niffenegger, editor and illustrator
After AliceGregory Maguire
The Bazaar of Bad DreamsStephen King
DroodDan Simmons
The Music of the Stanley BrothersGary B. Reid
Listen, Liberal, or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?Thomas Frank
Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson's 'Banner' Guitars of WWII John Thomas
Queen of Chaos: the Misadventures of Hillary Clinton Diana Johnstone
Tar BabyToni Morrison
Olive KitteridgeElizabeth Strout
Red DustGillian Slovo
Half Broke HorsesJeannette Walls
The Bark Before ChristmasLaurien Berenson
Sleeping GiantsSylvain Neuvel
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of TragedySue Klebold
What is Not Yours is Not Yours: StoriesHelen Oyeyemi
No One Left to Lie to: the Triangulations of William Jefferson ClintonChristopher Hitchens
Ill Fares the LandTony Judt
The Last Days of MagicMark Tompkins
The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green
The Roman Republic: A Very Short IntroductionDavid M. Gwynn
The Boy in the Striped PajamasJohn Boyne
SweetbitterStephanie Danler
The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperPhaedra Patrick
The AssistantsCamille Perri
Zero KDon DeLillo
Modern LoversEmma Straub
HomegoingYaa Gyasi

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

May Books

We're entering the summer slump! Here are our books for May:

Participants: 5
Books: 14
Pages: 5787

The Girl in the Spider's webDavid Lagercrantz
Girl Waits with GunAmy Stewart
The Light BringerChris Digiuseppi & Mike Force
Mycroft HolmesKareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
Whiskey GaloreCompton MacKenzie
Girl Waits with GunAmy Stewart
The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret GovernmentDavid Talbot
Norwegian by NightDerek B. Miller
The RavensVidar Sundstøl
Courage to Act
Be careful what you wish for
Surprised by Oxford
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of TragedySue Klebold
Wolf HallHilary Mantel

Friday, May 27, 2016

March & April - better late than never!

Oops! Forgot to post!

March: 33 Books, 7 Readers, 10956 pages
April: 21 Books, 7 Readers, 5086 pages

Here's what we read in March and April:
GratitudeOliver Sacks
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineMichael Lewis
Wicked CharmsJanet Evanovich
The Cunning Little VixenRudolf Tesnohlidek
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryRachel Joyce
The English MajorJim Harrison
The PromiseRobert Crais
Paradise SkyJoe R. Lansdale
My Name is Lucy BartonElizabeth Strout
The Big Seven: A Faux MysteryJim Harrison
My Name is Lucy BartonElizabeth Strout
The Woman Who Walked in SunshineAlexander McCall Smith
Murder inside the beltwayTruman
The SonJo Nesbo
Ghosts of Tom JoadPeter Van Buren
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs TonightAlexandra Fuller
The New NeighborLeah Stewart
Devonshire screamLaura Childs
Death of a NurseM.C. Beaton
Wedding Cake Murder Joanne Fluke
Murder in an Irish VillageCarlene O'Connor
International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communicationeds. Charles Berger and Michael Roloff
The Shipping NewsAnnie Proulx
MessBarry Yourgrau
Honour BoundHelen Harper
Blood MagicElla Summers
SacrificeK.M. Shea
The MagiciansLev Grossman
The Courtship of Julian St. AlbansAmy Crook
The Apprenticeship of Julian St. AlbansAmy Crook
Untrue LoveAmy Crook
Rosemary for the HolidaysAmy Crook
LiesmithAlis Franklin
StormbringerAlis Franklin
CitizenClaudia Rankine
The Land of DreamsVidar Sundstøl
Courage in a Teenage WitchIan Schrauth
Gentleman Jole and the Red QueenLois McMaster Bujold
Time of Fire and FogRhys Bowen
The Mystery of Edwin DroodCharles Dickens
Sins of the FatherJeffrey Archer
LifeKeith Richards
American Chronicles: First Ladies
Bring up the bodiesHilary Mantel
"To Good to Be True" in Harper'sMichelle Huneven
"Williamsburg Bridge" in Harper'sJohn Edgar Wideman
Citizen: An American LyricClaudine Rankine
The Laughing Policeman
This Census-TakerChina Mieville
Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's HousesPaula McLain
the Taming of the QueenPhillippa Gregory
The ShimizuAsh Abrams
The Shimizu 2: The New KumonchosAsh Abrams
The Butterfly FinaleViano Oniomoh

Friday, March 11, 2016

February reading list

The short month of February...
26 Books, 6 Readers, 7931 Pages

We had the winter doldrums, but Spring Break is almost here!

Title                                                                          Author
Life or Death
The Night CircusErin Morgenstern
Pirate KingLaurie R. King
The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
The PromiseRobert Crais
It's a Long StoryWillie Nelson
The GrownupGillian Flynn
Rogue LawyerGrisham
FingersmithSarah Waters
Come to Me: StoriesAmy Bloom
Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates
The Burning RoomMichael Connelly
Linthead Stomp : the Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont SouthPatrick Huber
Can We Escape the Eternal Flame?Ron Jacobs
RunAnne Patchett
FingersmithSarah Waters
Solitude CreekJeffery Deaver
Wisteria WitchesZ. Riddle
Gifted ThiefHelen Harper
The Love ThingChris Delyani
Dragon DeceptionMell Eight
Mercenary MagicElla Summers
Magic EdgeElla Summers
Magic GamesElla Summers
Magic NightsElla Summers
The DropDennis Lehane

Friday, February 12, 2016

January Reads

Just now posting for January, and it's long after Groundhog Day!
In January, our 8 readers read a total of 8817 pages in 30 books.

Groundhog Reading Paper from

Beauty and the BeastK.M.Shea
Red Rope of FateK.M.Shea
Life ReaderK.M.Shea
The Scarecrow KingJill Myles
Unfinished MuseR.L. Naquin
Unamused MuseR.L. Naquin
Switching HourRobyn Peterman
Witch GlitchRobyn Peterman
MoriatyAntony Horowitz
14th Deadly SinJames Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Dead WakeErik Larson
The Book of SpeculationErika Swyler
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson
Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian DancePhil Jamison
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster capitalismNaomi Klein
Unkindness of Ravens
Dark Corners
The Japanese Lover
Best Kept Secrety
The girl in the spider's web
The Shift: one nurse, twelve hours, four patients' lives
My kitchen year: 136 recipes that saved my life
Bad Monkey
MarchGeraldine Brooks
Yes, PleaseAmy Poehler
The Invention of WingsSue Monk Kidd
Blood Done Sign My NameTimothy B. Tyson
Tower of ThornsJuliet Marillier
Gamification of Learning FieldbookKarl Kapp
Better Than BeforeGretchen Rubin