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Books 41 - 55.

41. Scalzi - The Collapsing Empire
The first part of a series - quick moving, funny, and surprising, with an idea I have read about in scifi before (though I'm sure there might be similar ideas elsewhere...?)

42. Owen - Overcoming Sin & Temptation: Three Classic Works By...
Three classic Puritan works dealing with the subject, text worked to a more understandable English.

43. James - The Loneliest Girl In The Universe
She's the only surviving member on a starship destined to a planet away from Earth... another ship is coming to meet her, with a boy she might like on it - but is he what he says he is? The story works pretty well, even if you don't read much YA.

44. McRaven - Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... & Maybe The World
Bought this on hardback, and this slim book does deliver!

45. Madison - Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone (10th Anniversary Edition)
A lot to read, but it does have great variety of recipes to use, no wonder it has won at least one prize :)

46. The Kalevala (original, not translated)
About time I read this epic of Finnish people. Plenty of the story was familiar - you don't have to read it know most of it - but now I can say I know it from reading it, too.

47. Glavich - The Catholic Companion To The Angels
Pretty usual book about Angels, but with some knowledge I didn't already have, which is good.

48. Anker - Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave
Unlike some other self-help books, I wouldn't mind meeting her. And this book gives you idead on how to face your fears to improve your life. Some humorous stories here among the lessons.

49. John Climacus - The Ladder Of Divine Ascent (English translation)
I think I might've read this one before, not sure, but I got the depths of it pretty well anyway.

50. Le - 100 Million Years Of Food: What Your Ancestors Ate & Why It Matters Today
With the idea that one should notice what one's ancestors food tendencies were, and connect it to the things available today.

51. King-Miller - Ask A Queer Chick: A Guide To Sex, Love, & Life For Girls Who Dig Girls
For the absolutely beginners on the scene: from coming out to marriage, not forgetting the bi and the trans girls either.

52. St. John Bosco - The Life Of Dominic Savio (English translation)
A saint writing about saint isn't rare, but older saint writing about younger saint is. Short work, but motivating certainly.

53. Rilke - The Essential... (English translation)
With German original texts of the poems included, which does mean that not all 'essential' poems could be included. That said, a good starting point on Rilke.

54. Morris - The World Of The Shining Prince: Court Life In Ancient Japan
If you have read 'The Tale Of Genji' plus biographical works of Lady Murasaki, Shei Shonagon and Lady Sarashina already, this one is a good companion and background giver to them.

55. Valverde (complier) - Angel Devotion Prayerbook
What is says. Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, and the prayers etc. connected to them, plus another for the guardian Angels.

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And after these, I'm spending the rest of the time (of this year) reading some unfinished books, but then I'm looking definitely forward to the next year's challenge!
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