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message 1: by Cassie (last edited Jan 21, 2013 01:30PM) (new)

Cassie (crk815) Level VIII = 88 books
Duration: January 3, 2013 to January 4, 2014

The Da Vinci Code
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Last Juror
Skinny Dip
The Birth of Venus

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
No Country for Old Men
1st to Die
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
One For The Money
An Abundance of Katherines
Sharp Objects
The Thirteenth Tale
The Road

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Thirteen Reasons Why
A Thousand Splendid Suns
In the Woods
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel

The Likeness
The Hunger Games
Paper Towns
Olive Kitteridge
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The House At Riverton
The Appeal

Beautiful Creatures
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Cutting for Stone
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Too Much Happiness
The Year of the Flood
Catching Fire
The Magicians
The Forgotten Garden

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Faithful Place
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
To the End of the Land
The Passage

Before I Go To Sleep
Steve Jobs
Lost Memory of Skin
The Sisters Brothers
The Litigators
The Tiger's Wife
Feast Day of Fools
The Art of Fielding

The Orphan Master's Son
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Age of Miracles
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Gone Girl
Defending Jacob
Into the Darkest Corner
The Witness
The Casual Vacancy
Where We Belong
Home Front

The Storyteller
A Week in Winter
Doctor Sleep: A Novel
Whiskey Beach
Beautiful Day: A Novel
Fly Away
The Painted Girls: A Novel
The Last Runaway
Daddy's Gone A Hunting
The Hit by David Baldacci
THe Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

message 2: by Cassie (last edited Jan 21, 2013 12:58PM) (new)

Cassie (crk815) The annual Goodreads Choice Award gives readers around the world a chance to recognize their favorite books of the year. With over 20 categories of books and more than half a million votes, it's clear that this award is in a league of its own. Here at NBRC, we like to utilize this award by making a reading challenge out of it- after all, it's what we do best.

Start: 1/1/2013
End: 12/31/2013

Easy- 10 books
Moderate- 20 books
Hard- 30 books

◈You are not limited to Choice Award winners; runner ups and nominees in each category will also count. The books listed below (in the View Spoiler html) are simply a guide/reference to the winner and top three books in each category.
◈You can read more than one book from each category.
◈When updating your challenge on this thread please include the category.
◈Audio books are acceptable.

The Casual Vacancy
Where We Belong
Home Front
The Age of Miracles
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Beautiful Ruins
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Dog Stars
Flight Behavior

Mystery & Thriller
Defending Jacob
Gone Girl
Bloodline: A Sigma Force Novel
The Innocent

Historical Fiction
The Light Between Oceans
The Snow Child
The Secret Keeper

Fifty Shades Freed
The Witness

Edge of Dark Water

Memoir & Biography
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The End of Your Life Book Club
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

History & Biography
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Goodreads Author

Young Adult Fiction

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
The Raven Boys

message 3: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (crk815) Because this is challenge is all about you, you can choose the order, you can trade out one monthly challenge for one you create, or you can substitute the sign or gem you wish you had for the one that is yours. Just let this challenge reflect the uniqueness of you, because this challenge is, after all, All About You.

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title
Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge)
Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name

P.S. If you want a specific part of the challenge to last longer than a month or shorter it's up to you. You decide. No pressure. It's just for fun. :)

message 4: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (crk815) Yes! Another year of “All About You, Part Deux!”Choose one of these a month and work your way through the year. As before, because this challenge is all about you, you can choose the order, you can trade out one monthly challenge for one you create. Have fun!

1. A nickname you go by - or want to go by! You know...Bunny, Snookums, Babe.

2. Read four books where the protagonist has your current job, your dream job,
or even your avocation.

3. Again, your favorite color. Only this time choose four books where your favorite color
appears somewhere on the cover, with at least one the predominate cover color.

4. Read four books from your favorite series. They can either all be from different series
or the same one.

5. Make of your dream car. If you don't drive, then use your favorite form of transportation.
If you want to find your mode of transportation on the covers of four books, go for it.
Otherwise, Spell-It-Out.

6. Birth Order. Were you born first, or sixth? Spell-It-Out.

7. Whether you love to play it or watch it, what is your favorite sport? Baseball, football,
hockey, the Olympics? Find four books on the topic, or Spell-It-Out.

8. Your best subject in school. Math, science, French, Home Ec? Find four books on the topic,
or the protagonist teaches or takes it. Or use the Spell-It-Out option.

9. You against the elements. Read four books total, one each with “earth, wind, fire, water”
in the title, or has a depiction of them on the cover, or is the subject of the book.

10. Your Kingdom: animal, vegetable or mineral? Decide on a kingdom, then choose something
from within that kingdom. Example: elephant, zucchini, quartz. Read only three books
this month. Or, you guessed it, Spell-It-Out.

11. Read your favorite media delivery system: Kindle, NOOK, Kobe, iPad, e-book, audiobook,
audio, iPod, paperback, paper, dead-tree version, etc. Spell-It-Out.

12. Repeat your favorite challenge month from “All About You, Part 1” .

Spell-It-Out: Use book or series titles, or authors’ first or last names to spell your word(s). You can ignore or use the definite or indefinite articles (a, an, the, etc.).

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