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Challenge Accepted... and Met

This time last year I decided to do the Read Your Own Books challenge with the goal of getting to Level 4.  Despite Mt. Bookpile's best efforts, I did it!  32 books read that were bought/given to me before December 31, 2011:
  • The Backwards Glance (Bresland)
  • The Ballerinas (Migel)
  • Being Dead (Crace)
  • The Book of Lost Fragrances (Rose)
  • Byron (MacCarthy)
  • The Children of Hurin (Tolkien)
  • The Citadel (Cronin)
  • Cleopatra (Schiff)
  • Crooked House and The Body in the Library (Christie)
  • Dancing with the Witchdoctor (James)
  • Floating (Bailey-Williams)
  • The Gates of Ivory (Drabble)
  • The Ghost Writer (Roth)
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring (Chevalier)
  • The Green Man (Bedard)
  • Hearts of Darkness (Thompson)
  • House of Meetings (Amis)
  • I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere (Gavalda)
  • The Knitting Circle (Hood)
  • Leaves from the Valley (Harvey)
  • Leeway Cottage (Gutcheon)
  • Lemprière's Dictionary (Norfolk)
  • The Lions of Little Rock (Levine)
  • Losing Mr. North (Kagan)
  • Read Between the Lies (Bryant-Woolridge)
  • Paulina (Howarth)
  • Simone de Beauvoir (Bair)
  • Ship Sooner (Sullivan)
  • The Starboard Sea (Dermont)
  • Summer at Tiffany (Hart)
  • This I Believe (Allison)
  • Waves (Dogar)
I think I'll do this again this year.  Anyone else take this challenge?  How did you do?

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