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2020 Reading Challenge by The Running Bibliophile

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The Running Bibliophile's  2020 Reading Challenge

Looking to challenge yourself in the New Year or get out of your comfort zone when it comes to books?
Here are twenty ways to challenge yourself this year when it comes to reading.


 A book that has been reviewed or recommended on TheRunningBibliophile.comA book published in 1920A book published in 2020A book published the year you were bornA book that has been translated into your native languageA biography or autobiography for a past or current political figureA classic that you've never readA book written by an author you've never read before A book turned into a television show or movie A book that is the first book in a series A book you were supposed to read in high school but didn'tA book that contains one of the seasons in the title A book that contains one of the twelve months in the titleReread a favorite bookA book on your "To Be Read" listA book on your "Did Not Finish" listA book that conta…

The Running Bibliophile's Thriller Book Challenge

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The Running Bibliophile'sThriller Book Challenge
Challenge yourself to read each and every book on The Running Bibliophile's Thriller Book Challenge List below. Let us know if you loved these books or hated them!


The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
Deeper Than The Dead (Oak Knoll, #1) by Tami Hoag
Vanished (Nick Heller, #1) by Joseph Finder The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
The Institute by Stephen King
The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams
The Firm by John Grisham
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon






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Book Review: Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

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In Lean Mean Thirteen, written by Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum does a favor for Ranger byplanting a bug in her ex-husband Dickie Orr's office. In the process of doing this, Stephanie sees one of their wedding presents, a clock, on his desk and tells him it is now hers. She then sees a picture of her arch nemesis, Joyce Barnhardt, on Dickie's desk and goes ballistic . . . punching and hitting him (and more). Unfortunately for Stephanie, the whole office sees her do this, so when Dickie goes missing, she's the number one suspect in his case.
Overall, I enjoyed this book because it featured Ranger quite heavily, but I am growing tired of him always saying how he is barely keeping control of himself from having sex with Stephanie. I'd really like to see Stephanie's character finally get over her commitment phobia and settle down with Joe Morelli, her on again off again boyfriend. Morelli isn't in it too much and that was quite disappointing to me because I love …