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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Last year I set my goal 2 100 and read 180, so I think this year I will set it at 150 books for the year.

Also I will be doing the A-Z Title and A-Z Author Challenge as I didn't finish it last year. My goal is to finish the A-Z challenges without using books I read for other group's challenges to complete it.


message 4: by Melissa (last edited Jan 30, 2013 07:00PM) (new)

Melissa 150 BOOKS IN 2013


January Books

1. The Iron Knight 2 ★★
2.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 5 ★★★★★
3. Feels Like the First Time 3★★★
4. The Power of Six 4★★★★
5. Holding the Dream 5★★★★★
6. Demon's Curse 3★★★
7. Enemy Women 3★★★
8. The Hobbit 4★★★★
9. Her Mad Hatter 5★★★★★
10. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore 3★★★
11. Saille, the Willow 3★★★
12. The Bridal Season 4★★★★
13. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road 3★★★
14. Troll Or Derby2★★
15. The Casual Vacancy2★★
16. The Memory Keeper's Daughter4★★★★
17. The Road to Shambhala3★★★


message 5: by Melissa (last edited Mar 16, 2013 04:14PM) (new)

Melissa February Books ★

18. Viking 3★★★
19. The Passage 4★★★★
20. Plum Lovin' 4★★★★
21. Blood Rage 3★★★
22. Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks 3★★★
23. The Baker's Man 3★★★
24. Broken Life - A Fight for Forever - Book 1 2★★
25. A Treasure Worth Seeking 2★★
26. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble 2★★
27. Born of Silence 4★★★★
28. Hacker Mom 2★★
29. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous 3★★★
30. The Blood Gospel 3★★★
31. Scarlet Moon 3★★★
32. Disney after Dark 2★★
33. Conflicting Hearts 3★★★


message 6: by Melissa (last edited Oct 05, 2013 04:02AM) (new)

Melissa Books that were made into movies Challenge

1. The Dark Half by Stephen King 2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 3. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 5. Beastly by Alex Flinn

After Challenge ended
6. Christine by Stephen King 7. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine


message 7: by Lea Ann (new)

Lea Ann (buntingla) Holy cow, Melissa! 17 books in January??? You need to work for a book publisher or something! lol

Okay, the Willie Nelson book caught my eye. I'm going now to read your review. :D


message 8: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Lea wrote: "Holy cow, Melissa! 17 books in January??? You need to work for a book publisher or something! lol

Okay, the Willie Nelson book caught my eye. I'm going now to read your review. :D"


I stay up way to late at night reading plus I get to read at work on my breaks.
I liked the Willie Nelson book, it was rather random rather than just a lot of dates of when he did everything he did.


message 9: by Melissa (last edited Mar 31, 2013 08:28PM) (new)

Melissa March Books ★

34. The Quilter's Apprentice 4★★★★
35. Calculated In Death4★★★★
36. The Office of Mercy 2★★
37. The Peculiar 2★★
38. Flu 2★★
39. Matched 2★★
40. Dance Upon the Air4★★★★
41. Gerard's Beauty4★★★★
42. Frostbite2★★
43. Motherland 4★★★★
44. Darkfever 3★★★
45. Patty Jane's House of Curl4★★★★
46. Forever Angels 3★★★
47. The Fault in Our Stars 4★★★★
48. How Huge the Night3★★★
49. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend 5★★★★


message 10: by Melissa (last edited Dec 13, 2013 09:03PM) (new)

Melissa Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge (January - December 2013) 17-19 books (Evil Enchantress)

1. Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom, #1) by Marie Hall 2. The Baker's Man by Jennifer Moorman 3. Scarlet Moon (Once Upon a Time Fairytales) by Debbie Viguié 4. Gerard's Beauty (Kingdom, #2) by Marie Hall 5. Red and Her Wolf (Kingdom, #3) by Marie Hall 6. Jinni's Wish (Kingdom, #4) by Marie Hall 7. Beastly by Alex Flinn 8. UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1) by Chanda Hahn

9. Curses! A F**ked Up Fairytale (F***ed-Up Fairy Tale #1) by J.A. Kazimer 10. The Rose and the Beast Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block 11. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 12. Mirror, Mirror by J.D. Robb 13. The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1) by Mercedes Lackey 14. Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier 15. Once Upon a Tangled Tale by Bronwyn Wolfe 16. Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1) by Jackson Pearce
17. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale 18. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer


message 11: by Melissa (last edited May 02, 2013 07:17PM) (new)

Melissa April Books ★

50. Texas! Lucky2★★
51. Salvaged Love 3★★★
52. Redwall 2★★
53. Finding the Dream 4★★★★
54. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry3★★★
55. Texas! Chase2★★
56. The Fallen Snow5★★★★★
57. The Rise of Nine3★★★
58. Uglies2★★
59. Shadow Kiss3★★★
60. The Dark Half 3★★★
61. Texas! Sage2★★
62. Bloodfever2★★
63. Full Speed2★★
64. The Hard Bounce4★★★★
65. Orleans4★★★★
66. Anne of Green Gables3★★★
67. Moon Called 3★★★
68. An Outlaw in Wonderland 3★★★
69. Red and Her Wolf3★★★


message 12: by Melissa (last edited May 29, 2013 08:26PM) (new)

Melissa May Books ★★★★★

70. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 4★★★★
71. Eviction Notice 3★★★
72. Strangely Sober3★★★
73. Tongues of Serpents 2★★
74. The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder 5★★★★★
75. Memoirs of a Geisha3★★★
76. Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood: Pledging the Pink Sorority3★★★
77. Aussie Rules2★★
78. A Place at the Table3★★★
79. Faefever3★★★
80. Tiger Lily4★★★★
81. Fantasy Lover4★★★★
82. Lover At Last3★★★
83. Stoker's Manuscript3★★★
84. Touching the Clouds2★★
85. A Quick Bite4★★★★
86. The Lovely Bones & Looking Glass2★★
87. Jinni's Wish3★★★
88. Blood Promise3★★★
89. Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem3★★★


message 13: by Melissa (last edited Aug 26, 2013 09:37PM) (new)

Melissa Summer Challenge
The goal is to read 3-7 books taking place in different locations throughout the world.
These do not need to be in different countries or on different continents, but they should have a significantly different feel.

*One book may take place at sea.

*One book may take place in a fictional world or alternate reality.


**bonus challenge - a different genre for each location

1. City of Women by David R. Gillham Europe
2. The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin North America
3. The Sekhmet Bed (The She-King, #1) by L.M. Ironside Africa
4. After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld Australia
5. The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4) by James Patterson Antartica
6. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Asia
7. Crucible of Gold (Temeraire, #7) by Naomi Novik South America


Bonus book: (Sea) Meg by Steve Alten
Bonus Book: (fictional place) The Tree of Mindala by Elle Jacklee


message 14: by Melissa (last edited Jun 30, 2013 08:47AM) (new)

Melissa June Books ★★★★★

90. The Fury Clock4★★★★
91. The Great Gatsby3★★★
92. Dreamfever4★★★★
93. City of Women3★★★
94. Heaven and Earth3★★★
95. Love Bites3★★★
96. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery3★★★
97. Whiskey Beach3★★★
98. Become a Better You Daily Readings 2★★
99. Outlander5★★★★★
100. Sweet Cravings3★★★
101. Little Joe 3★★★
102. Colorado Weddings2★★
103. Beastly4★★★★
104. The Book of Madness and Cures2★★
105. Meg2★★
106. Bright Hopes4★★★★


message 15: by Melissa (last edited Jul 30, 2013 05:31PM) (new)

Melissa July Books ★★★★★

107. The Tree of Mindala3★★★
108. What's Left of Me3★★★
109. UnEnchanted3★★★
110. The Con Job2★★
111. Whirlwind2★★
112. The Dark Hills Divide 4★★★★
113. Shadowfever4★★★★
114. The Lying Game2★★
115. Laura's Big Break2★★
116. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart2★★
117. The Sekhmet Bed3★★★
118. 20th Century Ghosts2★★
119. Partials3★★★
120. The Day of First Sun2★★


message 16: by Melissa (last edited Sep 02, 2013 09:03AM) (new)

Melissa August Books ★★★★★

121. After the Fire, a Still Small Voice 2★★
122. An Angel's Touch4★★★★
123. Angels & Demons4★★★★
124. The Final Warning 2★★
125. Curses! A F**ked Up Fairytale2★★
126. The Jungle Book 3★★★
127. Crucible of Gold3★★★
128. Covet4★★★★


message 17: by Melissa (last edited Sep 25, 2013 08:52PM) (new)

Melissa September through May.(9 months)

The goal for this challenge is to read one book for each of five core areas: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, and Fine Arts. (2 or 3 peer reviewed articles, or magazine articles from reputable sources can count as a book)

1. Language Arts:

2. Science:
The Practical Astronomer by Will Gater The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill

3. Social Studies:

4. Math:

5. Fine Arts:


message 18: by Melissa (last edited Sep 29, 2013 10:07PM) (new)

Melissa September Books ★★★★★★

129. At the End of the Day3★★★
130. Face the Fire3★★★
131. Dark Lycan5★★★★★
132. The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold3★★★
133. The Imaginary Friend3★★★
134. Christine3★★★
135. The Practical Astronomer2★★
136. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea2★★
137. Thankless in Death3★★★
138. The Movement of Stars2★★
139. Tall, Dark & Hungry4★★★★
140. Rose Harbor in Bloom3★★★
141. Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury4★★★★
142. Spirit Bound2★★
143. Wisconsin Wedding3★★★


message 19: by Melissa (last edited Oct 31, 2013 08:00PM) (new)

Melissa October Books ★★★★★★

144. Ghost Planet3★★★
145. Memoirs of a Bad Dog3★★★
146. Ella Enchanted 2★★
147. Mirror, Mirror3★★★
148. The Skin Map3★★★
149. Jeb Hunter's Bride3★★★
150. A Faint Cold Fear2★★
151. Styxx4★★★★
152. Blood Brothers5★★★★★
162. The Fairy Godmother2★★
163. Naked in Death4★★★★
164. Fatal Cure2★★
165. Daughter of the Forest4★★★★
167. Reviver: A Novel 3★★★
168. The Haunted Vagina4★★★★


message 20: by Melissa (last edited Dec 01, 2013 06:06PM) (new)

Melissa November Books ★★★★★★

169. The House of Special Purpose3★★★
170. Gregor the Overlander3★★★
171. The Buckskin Line3★★★
172. Last Sacrifice2★★
173. Kill Zone 3★★★
174. A Bite to Remember3★★★
175. The Hollow4★★★★
176. Sisters Red3★★★
177. The Harvester4★★★★
178. The Fall of Five2★★
179. Book of a Thousand Days3★★★
180. You Shouldn't Call Me Mommy2★★
181. The Paid Companion3★★★


message 21: by Melissa (last edited Dec 15, 2013 08:44AM) (new)

Melissa December Books ★★★★★★

182. Crave3★★★
183. The Zombie Always Knocks Twice 2★★
184. The Double Eagle3★★★
185. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap3★★★
186. Scarlet
187. User Unfriendly3★★★
188. Night Pleasures4★★★★


message 22: by Lea Ann (new)

Lea Ann (buntingla) Did you like Gregor the Overlander? I've heard good things, but I've never read it.


message 23: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Lea wrote: "Did you like Gregor the Overlander? I've heard good things, but I've never read it."

I did like it, I thought it was a nice adventure. I liked that it wasn't a "cute" adventure, some of the group don't survive the quest so it may not be for all kids but I thought it was really well told.

there are a lot of the main characters that are bugs, bags and roaches so it may creep some out a bit to.


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