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Lauren's comments from the The Seasonal Reading Challenge group.

Note: Lauren is no longer a member of this group.

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21757 LaurenVA

20.5 Bigger is Better - Sue T's task: Family Reunion

I read I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. I chose option D (A novel where one of the characters is researching their family history). In this book the main character, Dominick, has someone translate his grandfather's history, hoping to find out about who his father is and why his family is the way it is.

I am also claiming a big book ticket (over 750).

Task Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 9
Books Read: 10
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(1), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 140
21757 LaurenVA

15.8 Up In the Air

I read A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. The country is Jersey (UK) with the country code JE.

I am also claiming a Goodreads Author ticket.

Task Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 8
Books Read: 9
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 120
21757 LaurenVA

15.10 Summertime, And the Reading is Easy

I read Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.

I am also claiming a Goodreads Author ticket.

Task Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 7
Books Read: 8
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 105
21757 LaurenVA

20.6 Seasoned Reader - Heather KS's task: Summer Reading

I read The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes. I read this book on vacation in South Carolina at the beach.

I am also claiming a Big Book ticket. This book is 544 pages.

Task Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 6
Books Read: 7
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 90
21757 LaurenVA

15.7 The Readers Have Chosen

I read The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. This book was nominated in the Nonfiction catergory.

Task Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 6
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 70
21757 LaurenVA

10.10 -- Gimme S’more

I read If You Were Here: A Novel by Jen Lancaster. I have read 3 other books by Jen in the past.

Task Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 55
21757 LaurenVA

30.4 -- MsOPP's Task: Summer in Europe

2. Read a book that takes place during the summer.

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a Goodreads Author.

This book follows a family and what happens to them over a summer and fall. One daughter, Lizzie, is spending the summer in Philadelphia with her sister, taking care of her nephew until she is to go back to New York to start taking photography classes. The mother escapes to her childhood beach home for the summer to avoid her husband after he publicly cheats on her. She ends up staying there through the fall.

4. Read a book set in a European country.

The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

The main characters grow up and meet in Italy. Mattia eventually moves to Germany, but the two reunite in Italy for a short time.

Task Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 4
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 45
21757 LaurenVA

10.7 -- It’s Been a Year Already??!!

The Radleys by Matt Haig

This book was listed as #30 in July.

Task Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 15
21757 LaurenVA

5.4. S U M M M M M M E R

Sugarbabe by Holly Hill

Task Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 5
21757 LaurenVA

25.2. Sandy's Task: Your Bucket List

Reading the 1001 Books list is on my personal bucket list, so I am using a second book from the list.

Slaughterhouse-Five

and

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Task Points: 25
Tasks Completed: 8
Books Read: 11
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 130
21757 LaurenVA

15.9 -- In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills

This book has a picture of a dog on the cover.

Task Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 7
Books Read: 9
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 105
21757 LaurenVA

25.5. Gayla's Task: March Madness

Option B

2006 - Never Let Me Go
2011 - Room

Also claiming a Goodreads Author for Emma Donoghue, author of Room.

Task Points: 25
Tasks Completed: 6
Books Read: 8
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 90
21757 LaurenVA

10.10. The Final Frontiers

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Task Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 6
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 65
21757 LaurenVA

5.3 Gimme Five

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Task Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 55
21757 LaurenVA

30.1 Cheryl's Task: Literature Map By Gender

Author that I put in: Andre Dubus III

Books Read:
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff

Task Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 4
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 50
21757 LaurenVA

5.9 Shrimp on the Barbie

Tinkers

192 pages

Task Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 20
21757 LaurenVA

15.8 From a Different Perspective

Bright Lights, Big City

Second Person

Task Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 15
Feb 28, 2011 07:48PM

21757 I'm new...I'd like to use Lauren VA as my name. Thanks.


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