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MrsSoup

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I'm very late to challenge but can I join you? Haven't been on here for quite a while, lost my love of Christmas for a few years being so far away from family. Living in Australia the hot sun on Christmas Day just doesn't Have the same feel of Christmas, as lovely as it is.

1/19 The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates
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Absolutely you can join!! We moved to Hawaii in 2017 so I can understand being warm during the Christmas season. We are warm year round here and have no seasons, makes it hard to get into the season for sure! We have had to overcome and create new traditions like going to the beach on Christmas and taking our Christmas pictures on the sand. :) You'll figure it out i'm sure! Looking forward to seeing what you're reading!
 
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I'm very late to challenge but can I join you? Haven't been on here for quite a while, lost my love of Christmas for a few years being so far away from family. Living in Australia the hot sun on Christmas Day just doesn't Have the same feel of Christmas, as lovely as it is.

1/19 The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates
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Your love of Christmas is just hibernating until it sorts out how to do a Hot Christmas.
 

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Hi mummytummy. Where did you come from before settling in Australia?

I am from Canberra A.C.T so know what you mean about hot Christmases...
 

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Hi mummytummy. Where did you come from before settling in Australia?

I am from Canberra A.C.T so know what you mean about hot Christmases...
Originally from UK, moved to Perth WA 6 years ago :D
 

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Originally from UK, moved to Perth WA 6 years ago :D
Moving to WA after living in the UK must be a massive change. I have been to Perth a few times and find it a very pleasant city.
 
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1/19
Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
Romance

2/19
A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside by Susan Branch
Diary

3/19
The Little Book of Hygge, Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
Self-Help

4/19
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Historical Fiction

5/19
My Husband and I by Ingrid Seward
Biography
 
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12/19 Autobiography
Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Can highly recommend this. What an amazing and accomplished woman she is.
 

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Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
Romance

2/19
A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside by Susan Branch
Diary

3/19
The Little Book of Hygge, Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
Self-Help

4/19
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Historical Fiction

5/19
My Husband and I by Ingrid Seward
Biography

6/19
On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin
Christian Historical Romance

7/19
Christmas in the Kitchen, The Ultimate Guide to Cooking for the Holidays by Southern Living
Cooking (It's not a non-fiction category on the list but I'm going to add it - I love reading cookbooks - this one was awesome, loved it so much I bought one from Ebay - description says "An apparently unread copy in perfect condition" - I hope so! Amazon price was $48, got this one for $4 with free shipping)

8/19
Master of his Fate (Book 1 of The Falconer Series) by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Historical Fiction

9/19
Instant Pot Italian, 100 Irresistible Recipes Made Easier than Ever by Ivy Manning
Cooking

10/19
The Story of the Great British Bake Off, A Celebration of a National Obsession by Anita Singh
Performing Arts

11/19
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton
Detective and Mystery Fiction

12/19
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodwiss
Historical Romance

13/19
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
Mystery Fiction

14/19
Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M. C. Beaton
Detective and Mystery Fiction

15/19
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M. C. Beaton
Detective and Mystery Fiction

16/19
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M. C. Beaton
Detective and Mystery Fiction

17/19
12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep
Christmas Fiction
My Christmas in July book - it was a gift from a friend last year (or was it the year before that?) and I never finished it. Started it from the beginning and it was a quick read. Now I need another Christmas fiction book to take me through the rest of the month. I know I have some Christmas books on my bookshelves that I have not read yet.

18/19
Chicken Soup for the Military Wife's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Charles Preston and Cindy Pedersen
Inspiration - Anecdotes

19/19
What's a Disorganized Person To Do? by Stacey Platt
Self-help
 
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13/19 Health
The Keto Diet by Scott Gooding.
A little technical for me!

14/19 Fiction
The Good Fight by Danielle Steel

15/19 Christmas
Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan.
 
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14/19
A Catered Thanksgiving by Isis Crawford
Murder Mystery

15/19
A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange by Isis Crawford
Murder Mystery

16/19
Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Novel

17/19
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Novel
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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Almost there Jess, you will blow this challenge out of the water with the amount that you read!
 

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Almost there Jess, you will blow this challenge out of the water with the amount that you read!
I hope to! LOL My goal is to surpass the amount of books I read last year. I hit 37 books last year, down from the year before. I'm actually at 19 on the list on my computer, don't remember why I didn't put the other two on here, maybe I read them before the challenge started? I'll have to go back and look and then add them in if need be.
 
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MrsSoup

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Figured it out! I missed these two, so I guess I am at 19! Yay!

18/19
Self-Meditation by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Self-Help

19/19
The Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
Novel
 
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16/19 Romance?
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
 
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Edited my master list to add these - I got quite a lot of reading done on two cross-country flights and sitting around while the packers and loaders worked all around me!

10/19
The Story of the Great British Bake Off, A Celebration of a National Obsession by Anita Singh
Performing Arts

11/19
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton
Detective and Mystery Fiction

12/19
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodwiss
Historical Romance

13/19
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
Mystery Fiction
 
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17/19 Finance
The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape

Plus I scanned through 6 or 7 recipes books looking for ideas for the Multi cooker.
 
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20/20
The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall
Novel
 
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Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M. C. Beaton
Detective and Mystery Fiction
 
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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery
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I have read more than I thought:

Historical Fiction by Julie Klassen

1.The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
2.The Silent Governess
3.The Dancing Master
4.The Apothecary's Daughter
5.The Tutor's Daughter
6.The Girl in the Gatehouse
7.The Painter's Daughter
8.The Secret of Pembrooke Place
9.Lady Maybe

10. Little Book of Hygge - Meik Wiking
11. Whiskey in a Teacup - Reese Witherspoon
12. The Art of Happy Moving - Ali Wenzke
13. Girl Wash Your Face - Rachel Hollis

Christian Fiction by Elizabeth Camden
14. With Every Breathe
15. Against the Tide

Christian Fiction by Jan Karon

16. To Be Where Where You Are (part of the Mitford Series)