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message 1: by Gisbelle (last edited Sep 12, 2012 07:58AM) (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Theme Reading Challenges are going to be a bit different from other challenges. We don't have to start on the same date for theme reading challenges, but we still have time limit.

If you have any themes in mind, you can post them below.


message 2: by Kassi (new)

Kassi | 41 comments I think this is a fantastic idea.

Some sample themes:
-Vampires
-Witchcraft
-Otherworldly(Angels, Demons)
-Romance between a younger and older couple
- Lgbt
-Dystopian/Apocalyptic

Example books:
-House of Night(Vampire)
-Sweep Series (Witchcraft)
-City of Bones (Otherworldly)
-Jane Eyre (Older man/ Younger woman)
-Almost Perfect (LGBT)
-Divergent (Dystopian)


message 3: by Gisbelle (last edited Sep 10, 2012 08:56PM) (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Nice one, Kassie. That's a great idea. Thanks! I think I am going to use it and post another challenge soon. :)


message 4: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments If I am trying for more than one challenge, can my books overlap?

Can my green cover for Fairytale challenge count towards a color challenge?


message 5: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments That can be acceptable :)


message 6: by Gisbelle (last edited Sep 20, 2012 01:55AM) (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Ok guys so here another theme challenge to be posted by the end of the month to celebrate Halloween:

Creepy Spooky Challenge (duration is to be decided)

Read one book for each item

Vampires
Werewolves
Mermaids
Faeries
Aliens
Zombies
Spirits/Ghosts
Shape-shifter
Witches/Wizards
Angels/Demons

Let me know what you think :)


message 7: by Pang (last edited Sep 20, 2012 02:24AM) (new)

Pang | 167 comments Can I read Vampire Academy ? I planed to read this book series on October!! Everyone seems to love this book series and Adrian. lol


message 8: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Why not? :) What do you think of the challenge above? I plan to use it next month as a theme reading challenge. Duration is one month. Tell me what you think! :)


message 9: by Pang (last edited Sep 20, 2012 03:09AM) (new)

Pang | 167 comments It's Great challenge!! Gisbelle :) This is perfect for Halloween month. Can't wait!! It sounds FUN ^^/

What abt Grim reaper, Necromancer, Skin-Walker, and Dream catcher ? I planed to read Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong on Oct, too. It is about Skin-Walker.

And Have U ever read Wake (Dream Catcher, #1) by Lisa McMann Fade (Dream Catcher, #2) by Lisa McMann Gone (Dream Catcher, #3) by Lisa McMann ? It's abt Dream Catcher and it's Thriller Paranormal Books.


message 10: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments I heard, but haven't read them yet, sadly :(

Thanks for commenting on that. I'll revise it one more time and I'll post the challenge around 25


message 11: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Solosod | 24 comments if it's witches/wizards, is it ok to read harry potter? hehehe


message 12: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments why not? That's probably the best witches and wizards book ever. Just it is not that creepy :)


message 13: by Janie (new)

Janie Brumfield | 36 comments Gisbelle wrote: "I heard, but haven't read them yet, sadly :(

Thanks for commenting on that. I'll revise it one more time and I'll post the challenge around 25"


The Wake Trilogy by Lisa McMann is so good


message 14: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Gisbelle wrote: "Creepy Spooky Challenge (duration is to be decided)"

I love halloween! Great challenge idea!!


message 15: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Thank guys!!!


message 16: by Kassi (new)

Kassi | 41 comments Sounds great! It will definitely be a challenge ;)


message 17: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Yeah... it was based on your idea :D


message 18: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Solosod | 24 comments Gisbelle wrote: "why not? That's probably the best witches and wizards book ever. Just it is not that creepy :)"

agree. i think i'll read some of stephen king's work. although i cannot comprehend it well.


message 19: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments I never read any S.K book. I got an audiobook for The Shining, though. Prepare it for Halloween :D


message 20: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Solosod | 24 comments hehehe. i think dean kootz has this horror kind of book.am i right??


message 21: by Kassi (new)

Kassi | 41 comments Gisbelle, you haven't read SK? READ IT!!! He is fantastic.

And thanks, what can I say? lol


message 22: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Kassi wrote: "Gisbelle, you haven't read SK? READ IT!!! He is fantastic.

And thanks, what can I say? lol"


Next month he'll be my date :)


message 23: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Solosod | 24 comments Kassi wrote: "Gisbelle, you haven't read SK? READ IT!!! He is fantastic.

And thanks, what can I say? lol"


i read a part of the gunslinger by SK. but the problem is that his narration is quite confusing.


message 24: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I think this sounds fun too! I've never read a Stephen King book either, but I'd read one in October if you do, Gisbelle.


message 25: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Vicki wrote: "I think this sounds fun too! I've never read a Stephen King book either, but I'd read one in October if you do, Gisbelle."

I have The Shinning prepared for the occasion :D Both book and audition. You want to read it or not? I have a few other SK's books also (I bought when there were a book sales, but never had a chance to read them yet). But the Shinning is supposed to be very scary :D


message 26: by Kassi (new)

Kassi | 41 comments My favorite is Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King or Cujo by Stephen King .


message 27: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Kassi wrote: "My favorite is Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King or Cujo by Stephen King."

I have Cujo :D So maybe after I finish reading The Shinning (hopefully I'll understand it), I might read it. Thanks for rec Kassi!


message 28: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Gisbelle wrote: "Vicki wrote: "I think this sounds fun too! I've never read a Stephen King book either, but I'd read one in October if you do, Gisbelle."

I have The Shinning prepared for the occasion :D Both book ..."


Absolutely...The Shining right before Halloween. LOL Do you celebrate Halloween or a version of it where you are?


message 29: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Yes. There are some parties also. But I always stay home and read horror books or watch horror movies :)


message 30: by Trisha, lives on coffee (last edited Oct 14, 2012 10:52PM) (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments I don't know really where to put this idea.
Should I save it as a Weekly reading challenge idea??

Anyway,I thought it might be fun to have a requirement where We ask everyone to:

read a book either where the setting/location is the same as your state/province/territory/etc. that you live in

or

the author is either from or currently resides in your state/province/territory/etc..

I thought it might be a fun way to learn who each of our local authors are or read a book where the setting is one we'll personally know.


message 31: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments not a bad idea, Trisha. This one is related more to geography. But it might be hard to fine books to read :)


message 32: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments I love the idea!


message 33: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Yes I think so. But it's too small a challenge to create a theme challenge for it since we need to read only one book. I think we can use the idea for weekly challenge :)


message 34: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments Yeah! Does Trisha have her weekly reading challenge coming up?


message 35: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Jacquelyn wrote: "Yeah! Does Trisha have her weekly reading challenge coming up?"

looks like I'll need to sign up for a 2nd one ;)


message 36: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments I love that you be the host of another week. :)


message 37: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Way to go, Trisha! description


message 38: by Gisbelle (last edited Oct 31, 2012 08:47AM) (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments If you guys think there are too many challenges, I recommend you not start so many at once. They are theme reading challenges, so you can start anytime.

I have posted a lot of challenges lately because I don't want to forget them :) I am very forgetful, you know :D

Hope you enjoy these challenges <3 description


message 39: by Mehsi (new)

Mehsi | 26632 comments Seasons. Like 4 books per season based on events, weather that happens during that season or sayings about that certain season.
For example (will give one example per season, I can give more but it might be cluttered):
Winter: Read a book that is set in the winter, or at at place with snow (like the mountains).
Spring: Read a book about blossoming love
Summer: Read a book about a tropical island
Fall: Read a book with an orange, red or yellow cover.


message 40: by Trisha, lives on coffee (last edited Oct 31, 2012 09:38AM) (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments I don't think it's possible to have TOO many challenges!!!! LOL!! ;)

LOVE all the new Challenges! Keep getting your ideas down, they are great, Gisbelle!!!


message 41: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments I like your idea, Mehsi! And yes I hope all of you like the new challenges!


message 42: by Mehsi (new)

Mehsi | 26632 comments Jacquelyn wrote: "I like your idea, Mehsi! And yes I hope all of you like the new challenges!"

Happy to hear you like it Jacquelyn. :) And I have seen some challenges that seem really fun. Thanks.


message 43: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments Great!


message 44: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Mehsi wrote: "Seasons. Like 4 books per season based on events, weather that happens during that season or sayings about that certain season.
For example (will give one example per season, I can give more but it..."


Actually, I have prepared for that already XD Thanks anyway. I was going to post it after Halloween.


message 45: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments Trisha wrote: "I don't think it's possible to have TOO many challenges!!!! LOL!! ;)

LOVE all the new Challenges! Keep getting your ideas down, they are great, Gisbelle!!!"


Phew... I was afraid they were too overwhelming :)


message 46: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments I thought they were getting a little overwhelming as well! But I guess not! At least for Trisha!


message 47: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments if you don't start everything at once, I think it's still ok. :)

I only start 2 so far, Ransom Note and Fairytale.


message 48: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments LOL!!! Not overwhelming at all!! I'm enjoying every one of them! And digging for books and seeing everyone else's books. I love challenges! They are so fun!


message 49: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27299 comments No more challenges until next year :D And I know how much you love challenges, Trisha :)


message 50: by Angela (new)

Angela | 17787 comments Trisha wrote: "LOL!!! Not overwhelming at all!! I'm enjoying every one of them! And digging for books and seeing everyone else's books. I love challenges! They are so fun!"

I think so too! I spend way too much time on Goodreads though LOL


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