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message 1: by Nathan (last edited Dec 15, 2012 05:54PM) (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) The Listopia Challenge
Duration: January - December 2013

It's back! After popular demand, the Listopia challenge is returning for another year! Feel free to carry on your goal from 2012, or to update with new goals and new lists. :)

Goodreads features a number of user created lists which can be found here: Listopia.

Besides the featured and popular lists on the main page you can see lists your friends have voted on as well as search for lists with topics that interest you.

The number of lists you choose and the number of books you read from each is entirely up to you. One person might choose to read the Top 100 books from one list, another person may choose to read the Top 5 books from 10 lists. You decide and mix it up any way you like.

Rules:
Choose your list (or multiple lists!) and the amount of books you plan to read from each.
State your goals in your first post. (posting a link to your lists is recommended*)
Any format of book, cross challenging etc. are all fine.
You can keep track in your Member's Corner or update here.
When you finish off a list, post your completed list here so we can all congratulate you!

* NOTE: Posting a link is not necessary, but it does help others find the list you are referring too if they want to check it out as well! If you do want to post a link, here are instructions.
1. Find your list and copy the URL (which can be found at the top of your browser, in the box with the website address)
2. When posting your comment in the comment box, the code you use to add a link is this: (backspace all the *) <*a href="">Name of list here<*/a*>.
3. Paste the URL of your list between the two " in the first tag.

For example this (without the *): <*a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19... ">Best Science Fiction Books<*/a> turns into this: Best Science Fiction Books


message 2: by Nathan (last edited Dec 16, 2012 11:30AM) (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) I'm definitely carrying my challenge over since I didn't complete it in 2012!


Total Goal: 17

List 1: Best Science Fiction Books
Goal: 9 more (I read 11 previous to 2013)

List 2: Booklist for Trans Youth
Goal: 8 more (I read 12 previous to 2013)


message 3: by Lilac (last edited Dec 03, 2012 11:03AM) (new)

Lilac  | 819 comments Yay, I loved hunting for lists earlier this year and can't wait to do it again.

First off, I'll definately read 10 books from Can't Wait Books of 2013 and I'll pick another list or two later.

EDIT - Just found a list that I'll have to read off! It's called I Only Watched The Movie and I've only read 8 books off the list, with another 34 that I only saw the movie of (mostly when I was really young) so I'll try to read another 10. :-)


message 4: by Candiss (last edited Dec 30, 2012 02:14PM) (new)

Candiss (Tantara) | 626 comments I keep changing my lists, but I'll have them finalized by January 1st!


List 1: Translated Speculative Fiction
Goal: read 9 more (I have previously read 19.)

List 2: Quality Dark Fiction
Goal: read 12 more (I have previously read 58.)

List 3:  Amnesia and Memory Loss Fiction
Goal:  read 4 more (I have previously read 3.)


Total goal: 25 books
Books read: 0/25


message 5: by Alexandra (last edited Dec 12, 2012 09:23PM) (new)

Alexandra (nolifequeen) | 167 comments I was debating signing up for this challenge as well but I'm sure I'll be able to make a lot of crossovers and it's just too interesting to pass up. I'm going to spend all of my free time reading next year! And I am perfectly okay with that.

I'm stealing your science fiction list Trevor =P

My goal is to read three books from each list with no crossovers from any of my other challenges. No re-reads and anything I've already read in the past does not count towards my challenge.

EDIT: Picked out my books!

List 1: Best Science Fiction

1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
2. Foundation - Isaac Asimov
3. I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

List 2:Books You Wish More People Knew About

1. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
2. The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner
3. The Looking Glass Wars - Frank Beddor

List 3: The Best Urban Fantasy

1. City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
2. Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
3. Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison

List 4: Best Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic Fiction

1. Divergent - Veronica Roth
2. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
3. Matched - Ally Condie

List 5: Best Horror Novels

1. The Shining - Stephen King
2. Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
3. Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

List 6: Quality Dark Fiction

1. Great Tales of Horror - H.P. Lovecraft (Read Call of Cthulu)
2. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
3. The Elephant Tree - R.D. Ronald


message 6: by Kara, Moderator (last edited Dec 03, 2012 06:37PM) (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3528 comments I'm pretty sure this is what I'm going with, but I'll solidify in the next couple of weeks.

LIST ONE: Translated Speculative Fiction

LIST TWO: Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
(I did this one in 2012 too, but I'm not finished yet, and I want to get there.)

LIST THREE: You Read a Book About What?


message 7: by Ashley (last edited Apr 10, 2013 04:45PM) (new)

Ashley Listopia Challenge
Duration: 1/1/13 - 12/31/13
3/20 Complete


Best Series (Will complete one series)
1)City of Bones - 4/5/13, 4 stars
2)City of Ashes
3)City of Glass
4)City of Fallen Angels
5)City of Lost Souls

Favorite Comfort Reads
1)Rebecca
2)A Little Princess
3)The Princess Bride - 4/10/13, 5 stars
4)The BFG
5)Outlander

Best Page-Turners with Redeeming Social Value
1)Memoirs of a Geisha - 3/27/13, 5 stars
2)The Poisonwood Bible
3)Middlesex
4)A Thousand Splendid Suns
5)Of Mice and Men

Best Books to Read When the Snow is Falling
1)Blackberry Winter
2)Winter Garden
3)The Forgotten Garden
4)The Kitchen House
5)The Distant Hours


message 8: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) Wow I'm seeing a lot of great lists I never heard of before!! I might just have to change my lists... haha. ;P


message 9: by Kelsi (last edited Dec 06, 2012 07:24AM) (new)

Kelsi | 747 comments I'm so in for this one!

List One: Books about Paris

List Two: Best Nonfiction Non Biography

List Three: Best Gothic Books of All Time

List Four: 100 Horror Books to read After You Die

List Five: Best Feminist Nonfiction Reads

List Six: Best American History Books

Goal: Read 5 books from each list.
Total: 0/30

How do you get the links to look all nice and proper? :) I thought I was computer literate, but guess not.


message 10: by Nathan (last edited Dec 05, 2012 07:20PM) (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) Kelsi wrote: "How do you get the links to look all nice and proper? :) I thought I was computer literate, but guess not."

haha, that's okay Kelsi!

this is what it looks like:
< a href="THE LINK ADDRESS" >WHATEVER YOU WANT THE TITLE TO BE CALLED< /a >

but remove the spaces inside the <>, if you know what I mean


message 11: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (Tantara) | 626 comments Kelsi, you can also click the "(some html is ok)" link at the top right corner of the comment box (next to the "add book/author" link.) There are various useful html bits there to copy/paste and edit in your own text. Second from the top is "link." :)


message 12: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi | 747 comments Got it! Thanks guys!


message 13: by Johanna (last edited Dec 06, 2012 02:02AM) (new)

Johanna | 765 comments I love the listopia challenge! So clad it´s back. :)

I will continue with my list of this year and add the I Only Watched the Movie so I can continue the challenge I had for myself this year, just didn´t know about this list!

List 1. Best Series

List 2. I Only Watched the Movie

Goal: Read 15 books from List 1 and 5 from List 2.

0/20


-Eragon 4
(-Fallen 2)
-Shadow Falls 5
-Nightshade 3
-Glimmerglass 3


message 14: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 742 comments Two choices, for now - 10 of the unread books from each of these lists:

Hugo Award Winners
You Read a Book about What?


message 15: by Kattibrie (new)

Kattibrie | 96 comments I'm in - I'll use this list: my link text as I'm already working on it, but I'm not yet sure how many books I'll want to read...


message 16: by April Lyn (last edited Dec 09, 2012 08:42PM) (new)

April Lyn (aprilallyear) I definitely want to try this challenge again. It will be nice to have 12 months instead of four to complete it in :)

In order to increase my knowledge of history & world events, I'd like to read 5 more books from: Non-Fiction Disaster Books

Also, to make me a better wife/friend/coworker, I'm going to read 5 more books from: Christian Living for Women

And because every girl needs a little fun in her life, I'm going to read 5 more books from: Favorite Chick Lit


message 17: by Joni (last edited May 10, 2013 04:27PM) (new)

Joni | 25 comments Sign me up for this one also. So far my lists will be;

1. BOOKS THAT GOT YOU HOOKED
2.YOU READ A BOOK ABOUT WHAT?
1//Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 05/10/13

5 each


message 18: by Toni (new)

Toni | 246 comments I'm going to go for two lists


Best American History Books

Favorite Magical Realist Novels

Goal: 5 books from each list for a total of 10
Completed: 0/10



message 19: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Kavanagh | 17 comments I'm in for this one and will be going for 4 books off of 5 lists. I need help though! I cant seem to figure out how to post the link to the list :( I assume it has to do with html but its not working for me!


message 20: by Morgan (last edited Jan 13, 2013 03:38AM) (new)

Morgan | 137 comments I'm in! So far ill think ill read 5 books from each of these:
GOAL: 25
COMPLETED: 0/25

List One: Books about Paris
List Two: Best Historical Fiction
List Three: Best Crime and Mystery Books
List Four: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
List Five: Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction


message 21: by Amy (new)

Amy (AmyTay) http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13...

I want to read 3 series from this list. :)


message 22: by Alexandra (last edited Dec 13, 2012 10:50AM) (new)

Alexandra (nolifequeen) | 167 comments Tracy wrote: "I'm in for this one and will be going for 4 books off of 5 lists. I need help though! I cant seem to figure out how to post the link to the list :( I assume it has to do with html but its not worki..."

the html code is (backspace the asterisks)

<*a href="LINK GOES HERE">Name of list here<*/a*>


message 24: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) Tearsa wrote: "It's very hard to not get carried away with this challenge!"

That's for sure! I had a hard time limiting myself. ;)


message 25: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Kavanagh | 17 comments Alexandra wrote: "Tracy wrote: "I'm in for this one and will be going for 4 books off of 5 lists. I need help though! I cant seem to figure out how to post the link to the list :( I assume it has to do with html but..."

Thanks! I think I was missing a few of the < > symbols. I'll try again tonight to post my lists!


message 26: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Kavanagh | 17 comments Just realised all the html was already explained further up... :/ Oh well! Figured it out now, here are my lists! I will read 4 books from each

Best Southern Books

Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Must Read Classics

Best For Book Clubs

Best Books Ever


message 27: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) No big deal Tracy! Welcome to the challenge. :)


message 28: by Mary (Biblophile) (last edited Mar 26, 2013 12:56PM) (new)

Mary  (Biblophile) | 182 comments Yea, finally got it. I will do:

List 1:Witchy Mysteries -- I will read four (4):

3/4
A Cast Off Coven
Hexes and Hemlines...done 1/7/12
The Seventh Witch..done 3/26/13
In a Witch's Wardrobe..done 3/24/13


message 29: by Audrey (last edited Jan 21, 2013 11:38AM) (new)

Audrey (godsmissiongal) | 174 comments Listopia Challenge
Duration: 1/1/2013-12/31/2013
Complete: 1/25

I have changed my mind on both the number of books and the lists I am going to choose to read from. Here is the updated list. I am going to try for 5 books from all five of the following lists.

List one: Downton Abbey-esque Books

List Two: Best Christian Historical Fiction

List Three: Newbery Medal Honor Books
1. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (#58)

List Four: American Civil War Books
1. Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman by Sarah Morgan Dawson (#26)

List Five: Remarkable Historical Women in Fiction
1. I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles Read 1/4/2013 4.5 Stars (#38)


message 30: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) I'm going to edit the first post of this challenge to include some instructions on adding links! For now...:

the html code is (backspace the asterisks)

<*a href="LINK GOES HERE">Name of list here<*/a*>

also, above the comment box there is a button that says (some html is ok) and adding a link should be the second instruction. :)


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) Definitely in for this one. I have bookmarked a bunch of Listopia lists that I want to read from! Will update later.


message 32: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 293 comments I'm in but I need to take a little more time going over the lists. This is a fun challenge. :)


message 33: by Zara (new)

Zara | 2309 comments I'm in. I just need to sort out the link and what books I wish to read and from what lists and then I shall re-post these. Thanks


message 34: by Zara (last edited Jan 17, 2013 07:48AM) (new)

Zara | 2309 comments Here is my list (I hope) finally!!!

I will be aiming for 6. It's a small number but I want to see how I go as I am part of a number of other challenges. May I add to this list if I want to?

List 1: Best Dystopian and Post-Apocolyptic Fiction
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Finished: 13th January 2013)

Completed 1/1


List 2: Books That Make You Laugh
Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Completed 0/1

List 3: Most Brilliant Historical Novels in the Past 30 Years
1. Caeser's Women by Colleen McCullough
2. Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas
3. Life Mask by Emma Donoghue

Completed 0/3

List 4. Best Jodi Picoult Books
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Completed 0/1
Total Completed 0/6


message 35: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) Zara wrote: "I will be aiming for 6. It's a small number but I want to see how I go as I am part of a number of other challenges. May I add to this list if I want to?"

Of course! You can increase or decrease your challenge however you want to throughout the year. :)


message 36: by April Lyn (new)

April Lyn (aprilallyear) Audrey wrote: "I would love to join this challenge.
I haven't decided on the total number of books yet, but I have chosen 5 lists. I am going to choose between 2-10 books from each list depending on how quickly I..."


I loved Redeeming Love & Daughter of Fortune. They were both VERY good!


message 37: by Carrie (last edited Jan 10, 2013 08:33PM) (new)

Carrie Garner | 29 comments I'm in for this challenge too.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/81...

The first 5 on the list.

Completed: 1/5
Eternal Darkness, Blood King


message 38: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (godsmissiongal) | 174 comments Thank You April Lyn for the recommendations. I recently purchased Daughter of Fortune and it looks very interesting. I will be reading it for several of my challenges this year. So I am excited to start reading it soon. Been reading lots of children's books (with son) of late so excited to start something a bit more complex. LOL :)


message 39: by Ana (last edited Dec 22, 2012 09:01AM) (new)

Ana | 132 comments i didn't manage this challenge very well in 2012 so i will try again with more lists:))
i'll continue with 'best' lists


message 41: by Kate (new)

Kate (tulosai) | 14 comments I'm in and I'm already carried away.

I'm going to shoot for 5 books each from 10 lists. Rereads are okay for this, right?

Favorite Books From My Childhood (Because we all need a little reminder of the past now and again...)

1. Winnie The Pooh 2. Amelia Bedelia 3. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 4. Ella Enchanted 5. The Witches

Favorite Comfort Reads (Because sometimes I long for simple pleasures.)

1. A Wrinkle in Time 2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 3. The Hobbit 4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 5. The Enchanted April

I Only Watched the Movie (Because I don't want to be one of those people, even though I sometimes am.)

1. Catch Me If You Can 2. Stuart Little 3. Chocolat 4. Nanny McPhee 5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

You Read A Book About What (Because Random Knowledge is fun.)

1. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 2. The Professor & the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity & the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary 3. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex 4. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World 5. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

Best Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic Fiction (Because I just love this genre.)

1. Fahrenheit 451 2. Divergent 3. The Handmaid's Tale 4. V for Vendetta 5. The Maze Runner

Books About Paris (My most favorite city.)

1.A Moveable Feast 2. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 3. A Year in the Merde 4. French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure 5. Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl

Best Non Fiction Non Biography (Because I want to seem smarter.)

1. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything 2. Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking 3. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America 4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 5. The World Without Us

Best Feminist Non Fiction Reads (Because the world can't be pink ALL the time...)

1. The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women 2. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women 3. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood 4. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture 5. Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Chick Lit (For my inner romantic.)

1. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2. Twenties Girl
3. The Secret Life of Bees 4. Size 12 is Not Fat 5. Love the One You're With

Must Read Classics (Because despite myself I've missed some.)

1. Lolita 2. The Grapes of Wrath 3. East of Eden 4. The Sound and the Fury 5. The Woman in White


message 42: by Zara (new)

Zara | 2309 comments Trevor wrote: "The Listopia Challenge
Duration: January - December 2013

It's back! After popular demand, the Listopia challenge is returning for another year! Feel free to carry on your goal from 2012, or to upd..."



Is it OK to start this challenge before the start date or do we have to wait until the set date to begin? I ask because a number of books I want to read I source from the library and as such they have time limits on how long I can have them for at any one time.


message 43: by Nathan (last edited Dec 23, 2012 05:07PM) (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) Zara wrote: "Is it OK to start this challenge before the start date or do we have to wait until the set date to begin? I ask because a number of books I want to read I source from the library and as such they have time limits on how long I can have them for at any one time."

You can start early, however, only books finished in 2013 will count towards the challenge. This will apply to all challenges here. As long as a book is finished in the time frame, it counts. So if you start a book for the challenge early just be aware of that! :)


message 44: by Zara (new)

Zara | 2309 comments Trevor wrote: "Zara wrote: "Is it OK to start this challenge before the start date or do we have to wait until the set date to begin? I ask because a number of books I want to read I source from the library and a..."

Thanks Trevor. That will be grand.


message 45: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) I will create a participants list this weekend in preparation for January! Happy holidays everybody. :)


message 46: by Rebecca (last edited Jan 05, 2013 10:26AM) (new)

Rebecca (Bd200789) I will try this, too. I'm still choosing the lists and books to read.

Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once.
10 from this list
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Most Begun Read But Unfinished. 6 from this list
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message 48: by Regan (last edited Aug 20, 2013 10:45PM) (new)

Regan (regann) The Listopia Challenge
Duration: January - December 2013
Completed: 12/15


The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written
1. Catching Fire 01.02.13
2. Mockingjay 01.03.13
3. Room 01.25.13
4. Forbidden 05.04.13
5.

Intense and Angsty Romance
1. Fifty Shades Darker 07.24.13
2. Fifty Shades Freed 07.31.13
3. Captive in the Dark 08.15.13
4. Seduced in the Dark 08.20.13
5.

Best Lesbian Fiction
1. L World 02.07.13
2 Pages for You 04.04.13
3. After Mrs Hamilton 05.29.13
4. The Miseducation of Cameron Post 06.30.13
5.


message 50: by Talia (new)

Talia (taliafrench) I've been working through the BBC Top 200 List. Goodreads splits these into two separate lists, but between the two I'd like to read 12 books total.

Listopia Challenge
Duration: 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Completed: 0/12

BBC The Big Read Top 100 Books (prt1)
1. The World According to Garp--John Irving
2. The Wind in the Willows--Kenneth Grahame
3. Anna Karenina--Leo Tolstoy
4. The Clan of the Cave Bear--Jean M. Auel
5. Animal Farm--George Orwell
6. Black Beauty--Anna Sewell

BBC The Big Read Top 100 Books (prt2)
1. River God--Wilbur A. Smith
2. The Hound of the Baskervilles--Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Hogfather--Terry Pratchett
4. Point Blank--Anthony Horowitz
5. Sunset Song--Lewis Grassic Gibbon
6. Oliver Twist--Charles Dickens


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