After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Baker's Dozen Challenge - Help me out!

OK, I know this may sound weird, but I had noticed earlier this year the number of books that I owned that had the number 13 somehow worked into the title, so I thought maybe it'd be fun to try a Baker's Dozen Challenge for next year; 13 books in the year with the number 13 somehow in the title. However, I'm having trouble coming up with thirteen books with 13 in the title, so I'm hoping that maybe I can get some help from every body on this one.

The books that I have so far listed are:
  1. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  2. The 13th Reality, Book 1 by James Dashner
  3. The 13th Reality, Book 2 by James Dashner
  4. The 13th Reality, Book 3 by James Dashner
  5. The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
  6. Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
  7. 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
  8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  9. 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  10. Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede
  11. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  12. The Thirteenth House by Sharon Shinn
  13. Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan
So, put your thinking caps on and help me come up with three more books! I think the third book in the 13th Reality series comes out next year, so really, that puts me down to just needing two. I know that there are a couple more out there that are parts of series, but I don't want to have to read an entire series to get to the proper book, and I know there are a couple more YA books out there that I haven't put on the list but my list is rather YA heavy already, so I was hoping that there may be something that I'm missing that isn't YA (not that there is anything wrong with YA, but like I said, my list is already a little heavy on the YA side).

OK, so the third book in James Dashner's The 13th Reality series is coming out next year, so I'm just down to 1 or 2 more books (if I can't find 2 more, The Twelve and the Genii will just have to do!), so help a guy out here! Any suggestions? At all?

**EDIT #2**
I've got a full list for next year (Thanks, beserene!) with only one book in a series that I'll need to read a previous volume to get me up to speed. I'm excited about it, I think it should be a fun challenge!


tapestry100 said...

Updated the list with The Twelve and the Genii; 12+1=13, right?

beserene said...

I have your back, as always:
'Thirteen' by Richard K. Morgan (sci-fi thriller)
'The Thirteenth House' by Sharon Shinn (2nd in a series)
'13: A Novel' by Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish (YA fiction)
'Lean Mean Thirteen' by Janet Evanovich (S. Plum series)
'The Thirteenth' by L.A. Banks (Vampire Huntress series)
'The Thirteenth Pearl' by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew #56)
'Thirteen' by Lauren Myracle (so-so tween girl series, if you get desperate, or if you decide the three 13th reality books only count as one)
'Thirteen: 13 Tales of Horror' (teen horror collection, also for moments of desperation)

Take your pick.

(BTW, there are more out there, but I assumed you wanted fiction.)


Irish said...

Is it cheating if you've already read some of those books? ;-)

To that end I'll put up Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes.

Sounds like a fun Challenge. I might have to try it myself.