Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2019 - Progress & Reviews

Welcome! This is where we track the sign-ups and the candles for the 2019 version of the Birth Year Reading Challenge. (Review the rules here.) It's going to be fun!

Please keep me updated on how you're doing (reviews and reactions would be nice, even if just 1-2 sentences). I'll post your progress and light your candles as quickly as possible.

Note: Sign-ups are now closed.   

Jamie Ghione of Whatever I Think Of! (sign-up post: 1971)

Bev of My Reader's Block (sign-up post: 1947) - 1 candle
1. Final Curtain - Ngaio March (review)

Beverly Baird of Bunny's Girl (sign-up post: Year?)

Amy Edge of Grateful Crafter (info to follow)

Unknown (info to follow)

Jaymi Couch of Orange County Readers (sign-up post: 1973)

Goldmoon of Quattro Passe Sulle Nuvole (sign-up post: Year?)

Keslei of Snapshots of an Average Life (sign-up post: 1988) - 2 candles
1. Coming of Age in the Milky Way - Timothy Ferris (496 pages) (review)
2. The Third Magic - Welwyn Wilton Katz (218 pages) (review)

Neer of A Hot Cup of Pleasure (sign-up: 1940) - 3 candles
1. Dusky Night - Victor Bridges (review)
2. House of Hatred - Victor Bayley (review)
3. All is Vanity - Josephine Bell (review)

Bernice Hopper at Newly Creative (sign-up post: 1949)

Dominique Marie at Mique Reads (sign-up post: 1983)

Lindsey at Pages of Learning (sign-up in comments: Year?)

Unknown (info to follow)

Kaila-Marie (sign-up: 1996)

Chelle3230 (list here: Year?)

Peggy PurplePenmore (list here: Year?)

Dimple Malhotra of Enthralling Dimple (list here: Year?)

Amy (list here: 1998)


  1. My first candle: Dusky Night by Victor Bridges

  2. My second candle: House of Hatred by Victor Bayley

    1. You're off to a good start, Neer, with candles burning brightly!

    2. P.S. Although it sounds like the books themselves aren't so great, so far. :-(

  3. And this one turned out to be even worse, Jane:)

    All is Vanity by Josephine Bell

    1. So disappointing! I sure hope your luck changes with the next one!

  4. January's book is finished and reviewed! I find astronomy fascinating, so this book on the history of cosmology was right up my alley.

    Book #1: Coming of Age in the Milky Way, by Timothy Ferris (496 pages) - my review is here.

    Also, I've sent a couple of emails about the completion prize for 2018 and haven't heard back yet, so I just wanted to make sure those had gone through, and hadn't ended up in a junk or spam folder accidentally.

    1. So sorry for the slow reply. I have been overwhelmed with work and miscellany lately -- but back on track now and doing all my updating. I'm off to check e-mail next and will be better in the future. Thanks for your patience. Modern life is so challenging sometimes . . . .

      Meanwhile, happy to hear that your first book was a good one!

  5. And February's book is finished as well! Not surprisingly, 200ish pages of YA fantasy went by a lot faster than nearly 500 pages of more academic nonfiction, even though I liked January's book a bit more than February's.

    Book #2: The Third Magic, by Welwyn Wilton Katz (218 pages) - my review is here.

    1. Thanks, Keslei! This book sounds pretty good -- I like stories that take place "offstage" from known tales -- although as you noted, not perfectly executed. Glad you're making such good progress!

  6. I finished my book for March over a week ago, but only just got around to actually reviewing it. It wasn't quite what I was hoping for when I chose it, but I still liked it okay.

    Book #3: The Horsegirl, by Constance Ash (232 pages) - my review is here.

    Also, I still haven't heard back about the completion prize for last year's BYRC?


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