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The Division of Christendom: Christianity in the Sixteenth Century
Hans J. Hillerbrand
Progress: 382/504 pages
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Progress: 146/960 pages

2016 Reading Challenge- End of September Update

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope - William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, #24) - Terry Pratchett Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War - Ben Macintyre The Story of Patriarchs and Prophets - As Illustrated in the Lives of Holy Men of Old - Ellen G. White Mockingjay  - Suzanne  Collins The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels - Thomas Cahill Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power - Jon Meacham
Well September turned out to be a really good reading month for me.  In the calendar month alone I started and completed five books as well as completed two books I had started at the end of August or earlier in the year.  This month I completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge by achieving and surpassing 30 never-before read books for the year.  My overall total so far is 39 and by this time next week I will have finished The Book of Mormon completing my challenge.
 
October is probably going to be pretty silent from me on reviews, The Book of Mormon not withstanding, because my next book is The Count of Monte Cristo which is 1256 pages.  So I might be doing some miscellaneous posts that I have been wanting to write for my WordPress blog and sharing them here as well. 
 
1) Revolutionary Heart by Diane Eickoff [LibraryThing Early Reviewers]
2) The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
-> The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
3) A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich
4) Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
5) A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin- REREAD
-> The Separation of Church and State edited by Forrest Church
6) The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
7) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
8) Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
-> Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein- REREAD
-> We the People by Juan Williams [LibraryThing Early Reviewers]
9) Nixonland by Rick Perlstein- REREAD
-> Blood Stain (Volume One) by Linda Sejic
10) The Invisible Bridge by Rick Perlstein
--> Oddly Normal Book 3 by Otis Frampton
11) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
12) Jingo by Terry Pratchett
--> Jefferson's America by Julie M. Fenster [LibraryThing Early Reviewers]
13) The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel by George R.R. Martin, Mike S. Miller, & Ben Avery
14) Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King edited by Robert Silverberg- REREAD of The Sworn Sword
15) Marlborough: His Life and Times Book One by Winston Churchill
16) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
17) The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett
18) How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill- REREAD
19) Marlborough: His Life and Times Book Two by Winston Churchill
--> The Poetry of Robert Frost
--> Seventh-day Adventists Believe by General Conference of SDA
20) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
21) Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
22) A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin- REREAD
23) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
24) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
--> Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre [LibraryThing Early Reviewers]
--> Patriarchs and Prophets by Ellen G. White
25) The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
26) The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill- REREAD
27) Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
28) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
29) The Truth by Terry Pratchett
30) Warriors I edited by George R.R. Martin- REREAD of The Mystery Knight
31) The Black Count by Tom Reiss
32) The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
33) Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
34) Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill- REREAD
35) The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 by Edward Gibbon
36) Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavendra
37) The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett
38) A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin- REREAD
39) The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2 by Edward Gibbon
40) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
 
Also reading:
The Book of Mormon (86%)
The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot (24%)
Prophets and Kings (16%)