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Goal: 50 books / 25,000 pages / TBR down by 25


Length Goals: Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75) | Total Pages: 25,000 | TBR Reduction: 25
Substantive Goals: Read at least 51% non-American authors | Read more female/gender-fluid authors than male | Read at least 52 short stories | Read at least 10 of the Mobile Read Book Club selections | Complete a re-read of the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace

Short Stories - 52 of 52
  1. "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver
  2. "Maiden, Mother, Crone" by Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky
  3. "Any Number of Little Old Ladies" by Bruce Jay Friedman
  4. "The Hotel" by Anne Enright
  5. "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" by H.G. Wells
  6. "Bourbon, Sugar, Grace" by Jessica Reisman
  7. "An Egyptian Cigarette" by Kate Chopin (publish in Vogue in 1900)
  8. "The Luck of Roaring Camp" by Bret Hart
  9. "The Library of Lost Things" by Matthew Bright
  10. "If I Were a Man" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  11. "Repairing the World" by John Chu
  12. "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell
  13. "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud" by Carson McCullers
  14. "Unassigned Territory" by Stephanie Powell Watts
  15. "Suddenly, a Knock on the Door" by Edgar Keret
  16. "The Hanging Stranger" by Phillip K. Dick
  17. "The Baboon War" by Nnedi Okorafor
  18. "Waiting on a Bright Moon" by J.Y. Yang
  19. "The Piece of String" by Guy de Maupassant
  20. "Where Would You Be Now?" by Carrie Vaughn
  21. "Ghosts and Empties" by Lauren Groff for The New Yorker
  22. "The Boundary" by Jhumpa Lahiri for The New Yorker
  23. "The Proprietress" by Yinyun Li for Zeotrope
  24. "Sanctuary" by Allen Steele for
  25. "The Shot" by Alexander Pushkin
  26. "The Darling" by Anton Chekhov
  27. "The Descent of Man" by Edith Wharton
  28. "A Cup of Cold Water" by Edith Wharton
  29. "The Overcoat" by Nikolai Gogal
  30. "The Winds of Harmattan" by Nnedi Okorafor
  31. "Boule de Suif" by Guy de Maupassant
  32. "Miss Marple Tells a Story" by Agatha Christie
  33. "Accident" by Agatha Christie
  34. "Childfinder" by Octavia Butler
  35. "A Flawless Silence" by Yiyun Li for The New Yorker
  36. "The Sign of the Shadow" by Maurice LeBlanc
  37. "The Great Wide World Over There" by Ray Bradbury
  38. "Last Night" by James Salter
  39. "Joplin and Dickens" by Padgett Powell
  40. "The Crystal Egg" by H.G. Wells
  41. Jerry and Molly and Sam" by Raymond Carver
  42. The Pale Pink Roast" by Grace Paley
  43. "Breaking the Pig" by Edgar Keret
  44. "Snow Blind" by Elizabeth Strout
  45. "August Evening" by Joyce Carol Oates
  46. "Half a Day" by Naguib Mafooz
  47. "Flotsam" by Diane Cook
  48. "Paranoia" by Shirley Jackson
  49. "The Princess Who Stood on Her Own Two Feet" by Jeanne Desy
  50. "Beauty and the Beast or The Enormous Wound" by Clarice Lispector
  51. "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™" by Rebecca Roanhorse
  52. "Now More Than Ever" by Zadie Smith
  53. "The Mysterious Key and What it Opened" by Louisa May Alcott
  54. "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

January Books
  1. Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers [3/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  2. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf [5/5]
  3. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion [5/5]
  4. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson [3.5/5]
  5. Honeymoon to Nowhere by Akimitsu Takagi [4/5]
  6. Where All the Light Tends To Go by David Joy [3/5]
  7. Paper Girls: Book One by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chaing [4/5]
  8. Master Keaton Vol. 5 by Naoki Urasawa [3.5/5]
  9. Clueless: Senior Year by Amber Benson [4/5]
  10. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene [4/5]
  11. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee [3.5/5]
  12. Passing by Nella Larsen [4/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  13. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson [4/5]
  14. Master Keaton Vol. 6 by Naoki Urasawa [4/5]
  15. Bliss and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield [4/5]
  16. From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty [3/5]

February Books
  1. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami [4/5]
  2. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell [dropped]
  3. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley [4/5]
  4. Berlin, Vol. 1: City of Stones by Jason Lutes [5/5]
  5. Gently Down the Stream by Alan Hunter [3.5/5]
  6. Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn [4/5]
  7. Berlin, Vol. 2: City of Smoke by Jason Lutes[4/5]
  8. Behind a Mask, or A Woman's Power by Louisa May Alcott [3/5]
  9. Giant Days: Not on the Test Edition, Vol 2 by John Allison [3/5]
  10. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith [3/5]
  11. The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne [3/5]
  12. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [4/5]
  13. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov [4/5]
  14. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway [2/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  15. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith [3/5]
  16. Turner Classic Movies: The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter by Jeremy Arnold and Robert Osborne [3.5/5]

March Books
  1. Emma by Jane Austen [3.5/5]
  2. The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett [4/5]
  3. The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive Birds by Leigh Calvez [5/5]
  4. Ragnarök: The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt [3/5]
  5. The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang [4/5]
  6. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh [3/5]
  7. American Fire by Monica Hesse [4/5]
  8. Making History by Stephen Fry [3/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  9. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie [5/5]
  10. Landed Gently by Alan Hunter [3/5]
  11. Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom [4/5]
  12. The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang [3.5/5]
  13. TheWoman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone [dropped]
  14. Villette by Charlotte Bronte [5/5]

April Books
  1. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers [4/5]
  2. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami [4/5]
  3. Love in the Timeof Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez [3.5/5]
  4. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki [4/5]
  5. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West [5/5]
  6. The Armored Saint by Myke Cole [4/5]
  7. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach [2.5/5]
  8. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore [3/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  9. Wonder Woman Omnibus, Vol. 2 by George Perez [4/5]

May Books
  1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas [3.5/5]
  2. The Organically Clean Home by Becky Rapinchuk [4/5]
  3. Places in the Darkness by Chris Brookmyre [3.5/5]
  4. Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin [3/5]
  5. Master Keaton Vol. 7 by Naoki Urasawa [4/5]
  6. Chanel Zero by Brian Wood [4.5/5]
  7. The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry [4/5]
  8. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin [3.5/5]
  9. Dear Life by Alice Munro [dropped]
  10. Lapham's Quarterly: Rule of Law edited by Lewis Lapham [5/5]
  11. Sovreign by C.J. Sansom [4/5]
  12. Clouds of Witnesses by Dorothy Sayers [3.5/5]
  13. Foundation by Isaac Asimov [3.5/5]
  14. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante [4/5]

June Books
  1. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor [3.5/5]
  2. Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly [4/5]
  3. Blue Nights by Joan Didion [5/5]
  4. The Years by Virginia Woolf [4/5]
  5. Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers [3/5]
  6. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury [5/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  7. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov [3/5]
  8. Disobedience by Naomi Alderman [4/5]

July Books
  1. Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen [3.5/5]
  2. Infomacracy by Malka Older [3/5]
  3. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [5/5]
  4. Green Mansions by W.H. Hudson [2/5] (Literary Book Club)
  5. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi [4/5]
  6. The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss [4/5]
  7. After This by Alice McDermott [4/5]

August Books
  1. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie [2.5/5]
  2. The Great Halifax Explosion by John Bacon [2/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  3. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson [5/5]
  4. Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer [4/5]
  5. City by Clifford Simak [3.5/5] (Literary Book Club)
  6. Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer [4/5]
  7. Gently Through the Mill by Alan Hunter [3.5/5]
  8. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro [4/5] (New Leaf Book Club)
  9. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [4.5/5]
  10. This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero [2.5/5]

September Books
  1. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [4/5]
  2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson [3.5/5]
  3. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata [3.5/5]
  4. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy [4/5]
  5. Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox [4/5]

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