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message 1: by Tami (last edited Aug 28, 2013 10:25AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
Rules for the Fall/Winter 2013-14 Challenge:

1. This challenge will start September 1, 2013 (12:01 am EST) and will end at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2014.

2. All books read during the challenge dates, September through March, can count towards tasks. So, if you join in November, anything you read that FITS a task can count towards the challenge as long as you read it AFTER September 1st. If you are less than half way through a book BEFORE the challenge starts, you can use it for the challenge. If you are over the halfway point, you cannot use it for the challenge.

3. Books can only be used for one category.

4. Re-reads are fine, except where stated otherwise.

5. All books should be over 150 pages unless otherwise stated. If you read a book that is not quite 150 pages, please make sure that it for a lower point task and you are only able to read an "under 150 pages book" once. Please get an "ok" from us before you try and count an "under 150 pages book" for a task. The only exception is the Children's Book task. We will allow that one to be 100 pages.

6. To claim your points, you must post completed tasks in the "Leaderboard & Completed Tasks" thread. Please include the title, author, the task number it was for, and your total number of points to date. You can update your task list but we will not be checking those for your points. That is just for your records only.

7. If you have any doubts as to whether a book fits a particular challenge, please feel free to ask.

8. Above all, remember this challenge is supposed to be FUN, a good way to tackle some of your TBR list, and to expand your horizons.

9. Those that finish/win the challenge will be able to pick a task for the Spring/Summer 2014 Challenge.

10. Most Important: HAVE FUN!


message 2: by Tami (last edited Aug 28, 2013 12:10PM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
5 points:

1. Special Snowflake: Read a book about an individual or group of individuals that are different from the “Norm”. You can decide what the norm is.

2. Recycle, recycle, recycle: Pick a task from one of the past challenges that you didn’t complete.

3. Christmas Time’s For Kids: Read a children’s book. Preferably one over 150 pages, but since most children’s books aren’t that long, let’s say over 100 pages.

4. Witches Brew: Read a book about witches/spells or that has an ingredient for a witches brew in the title. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind... Can be about Wiccans, doesn’t need to be the Halloween Witch.

5. Banned Books Week: Read a book which is on the ALA Frequently Challenged List. http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlyc...

6. Fall/Winter Challenge: Read a book with a fall or winter themed cover or a book with a typical fall/winter theme word in the title (snow, leaves, turkey, etc.)

7. Day of the Dead: Day of the Dead is November 1st. Read a book that has the word "dead"/"death"/"die" in the title, has a spirit/ghost in the story OR takes place in Mexico.

8. Architectural Marvels: Read a book relating to some architectural marvel or that shows one on the cover. (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Notre Dame, etc)


message 3: by Tami (last edited Aug 29, 2013 08:58AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
10 points: Completely Back-To-School

1. First we learn our letters "A": Read a book where a word that starts with the letter “A” is in the title.

2. First we learn our letters "Z": Read a book where a word that starts with the letter “Z” is in the title.

3. Then we learn our numbers "1": Read a book with a 1 word title. (The and A count as a word)

4. Then we learn our numbers: Read a book with more than 5 words in the title.

5. Nouns: Read a book with a noun in the title.

6. Verbs: Read a book with a verb in the title.

7. Teachers: Read a book a teacher/professor recommended. Any year in school, can also be anything that was “required reading”.

8. School Supplies: Read a book with some sort of school supply on the cover. (pen, pencil, paper, calculator, computer, backpack, etc.)


message 4: by Tami (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
15 points

1. Hocus Pocus and Elf: My 2 favorite movies during this time! Read a book whose author shares a name with a main character in these movies: Winifred, Sarah, Mary, Max, Dani, Allison, Buddy, Walter, Emily, Jovie and Michael.

2. One and Only: Read a book by an author that has only published one book. This can be a newly published author as long as they are not ready to release a new book by the end of the challenge.

3. White Elephant: Read a book from the list of “White Elephants”. Everyone that is participating in the challenge, send me the name and author to a book you loved and would like to "pass along" to someone else. I will post all the suggestions. Pick something from the list to read.

4. Changing Colors: Read a book about a character that is changing in some way.

5. Page to Small Screen: Read a book that is or has been made into a TV movie or mini-series or inspired a regular series.

6. Book 2.0: Read a book that is a retelling of a classic or loosely based on a classic.

7. On the Campaign Trail: Read a book about a politician, their campaign, or about their time in office.

8. September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Read a book about a person struggling with an addiction or with the name of a drug/alcoholic drink in the title.


message 5: by Tami (last edited Sep 25, 2013 08:54AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
20 points

1. Group Read: Read a past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.

2. Alliteration: Read a book that has 2 or more words in the title that start with the same letter.

3. Mikslibrarian Task: Wrap up 2013: Read a book from one of these trending and hot genres: Apocalyptic, Mythopoeia, Boomer, Bizarro, and New Adult. Use GR Genre search for suggestions and make sure to post which genre you chose.


message 6: by Tami (last edited Aug 29, 2013 09:12AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
25 points

1. Battle of the Sexes: Read 1 book by a female author and 1 book by a male author about the same type of thing, person, event, etc. How do they compare? (This can be fiction or non fiction. Examples would be two mystery authors, or 2 biographies about the same person.)

2. Out with the old, In with the new: Read 1 book that has been on your to read list for a really long time and 1 book that has been added really recently. Or 1 book that was published over 50 years ago and 1 book that will be published during this challenge. (September 2012 through March 2013)

3. Intimidating Read: Read 1 book that is very intimidating to you, then read 1 fun book as a reward.

4. Birthday Celebrations: Read 1 book each by 2 different authors with birthdays during the challenge time. September through March. This website may help. http://www.authdir.net/
- September 21 is Stephen King's birthday.
- October 4 is Anne Rice's birthday.
- November 11 is Kurt Vonnegut's birthday.
- December 16 is Jane Austen's birthday.
- January 1 is J.D. Salinger's birthday.
- February 13 is Judy Blume's birthday.
- There are tons more, doesn't have to be any of these.

5. We Didn’t Start the Fire: Pick 2 different topics/people listed in the lyrics and read books about them. (Can be fictional accounts of the events in novel form) http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/billyj...

6. A Balanced View: Read 2 books with opposing points of view. They can be fiction or nonfiction. Examples would be books about a war, politics, sports teams rivalries, vegan vs carnivore, home schooling vs public schools, etc.

7. Body & Mind: Read a book about a person with a physical disability/handicap and a book about a person with an emotional/social/psychological disorder.

8. Two Become One: For this challenge you are going to read two books—whatever you want. The caveat—the two books need to form a proper sentence. For example you might read "This Is Where I Leave You" and "Two Alone" by Sandra Brown as it makes the sentence – "This is where I leave you two alone" or you could read "I Am The Messenger" and "In a Sunburned Country" as it makes the sentence "I am the messenger in a sunburned country." It can be zany and nonsensical but it has to be a proper sentence.


message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (vorvesm) | 132 comments Yay! I think I'm most looking forward to 25.5 We Didn't Start the Fire lol

My list is here :)


message 8: by Kelly (last edited Mar 26, 2014 08:37PM) (new)

Kelly | 250 comments *Kelly R.

FALL/WINTER CHALLENGE (9/1/13-3/31/14):

5-1. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
5-2. The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
5-3. Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
5-4. Beautiful Creatures by Garcia & Stohl
5-5. Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
5-6. Frozen Heat by Richard Castle
5-7. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
5-8. Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo
10-1. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
10-2. We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
10-3. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
10-4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
10-5. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
10-6. Chicks Unravel Time by Stanish & Myles
10-7. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
10-8. United We Spy by Ally Carter
15-1. Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
15-2. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer & Barrows
15-3. Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
15-4. Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin
15-5. Deadly Heat by Richard Castle
15-6. Shades of Milk & Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
15-7. The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
15-8. Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs
20-1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20-2. Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
20-3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
25-1. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling; The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
25-2. American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson; Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
25-3. Lexicon by Max Barry; The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
25-4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater; Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
25-5. The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall; Ready for a Brand New Beat by Mark Kurlansky
25-6. Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman; The Lost Art of Reading by David L. Ulin
25-7. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman; Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
25-8. Heat Rises by Richard Castle; Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

Total Points: 450/500
Books Finished: 39/43
Tasks Completed: 31/35


message 9: by Allison (last edited Mar 07, 2014 05:14PM) (new)

Allison | 179 comments I am excited for this challenge!

5 Points

*1. Special Snowflake: Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
*2. Recycle, recycle, recycle: Above Average (Spring/Summer 2013): How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally LamePamela Redmond Satran
*3. Christmas Time's For Kids: A Dog on Barkham Street by Mary Stolz
*4. Witches Brew: Second Thyme Around by Katie Fforde (Thyme--the website referenced said that herbs were an ingredient in a witches brew)
*5. Banned Books Week: ttyl by Lauren Myracle
*6. Fall/Winter Challenge: Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich
*7. Day of the Dead: The Face of Death by Cody McFadyen
*8. Architectural Marvels: I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk by Lindsey Kelk

10 Points (Completely Back to School)

*1. First we learn our letters "A": Allegiant by Veronica Roth
*2. First we learn our letters "Z": Zipped by Laura McNeal
*3. Then we learn our numbers "1": Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell
*4. Then we learn our numbers: Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist
*5. Nouns: A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
*6. Verbs: An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell
*7. Teachers: Holes by Louis Sachar
*8. School Supplies: Katy Carter Wants a Hero by Ruth Saberton

15 Points

*1. Hocus Pocus and Elf: The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans
*2. One and Only: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
*3. White Elephant: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
*4. Changing Colors: Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck
*5. Page to Small Screen: Vanish by Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles)
*6. Book 2.0: At Face Value by Emily Franklin (Loosely based off of Cyrano de Bergerac)
*7. On the Campaign Trail: Biggie and the Poisoned Politician by Nancy Bell
*8. September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Until They Have Faces: 110 Interviews With The Homeless People of Auburn, California by Robert L. Litchfield Jr.

20 Points

*1. Group Read: Bossypants by Tina Fey
*2. Alliteration: Gone to Green by Judy Christie
*3. Winner's Task: Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Under the Apocalyptic genre)

25 Points

*1. Battle of the Sexes: Mrs. Pollifax on Safari by Dorothy Gilman & The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith (Both books are about ladies trying to solve mysteries in Africa)
*2. Out with the Old, In with the New: For Such a Time as This by Ginny Aiken (old) & The Selection by Kiera Cass (new)
*3. Intimidating Read: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy & Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman
*4. Birthday Celebrations: Dark Halo by Shannon Dittemore (Feb. 18) & Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck (Dec. 7)
*5. We Didn't Start the Fire: "Television" A Taste of Fame by Linda Evans Shepherd (Their catering company is chosen to be on a reality tv show.) & "Suicide" A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller (There is a suicide in this book.)
*6. A Balanced View: The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy by Donna Freitas & The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti
*7. Body & Mind: Burning Blue by Paul Griffin (body) & Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (mind)
*8. Two Become One: The Elite by Kiera Cass & CON: A Story of Redemption by Miguel A. Gallegos & (The elite con: A story of redemption)


message 10: by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl.com (last edited Aug 29, 2013 09:58PM) (new)


message 11: by Melissa (last edited Aug 29, 2013 09:20PM) (new)

Melissa I'm gonna steal this from Kelly R. if that's okay with her:

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message 12: by Daisy (last edited Aug 30, 2013 02:37AM) (new)

Daisy | 686 comments Here's my list


message 13: by Rebecca (last edited Mar 31, 2014 03:05PM) (new)

Rebecca (rmtb) | 62 comments 5 points:
1. Special Snowflake: Middlesex (02/03/14)
2. Recycle, recycle, recycle: Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War - completing challenge 15.8 from last time!
3. Christmas Time’s For Kids: Little House on the Prairie
4. Witches Brew: Moss Witch and Other Stories (14/10/13)
5. Banned Books Week: Final days swap-out for Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro (31/03/14)
6. Fall/Winter Challenge: Snow Country
7. Day of the Dead: The Calligraphers' Night (05/12/13)
8. Architectural Marvels: The World of Bruegel - about Bruegel's Tower of Babel (27/09/13)

10 points: Completely Back-To-School
1. First we learn our letters "A": Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies (31/10/13)
2. First we learn our letters "Z": Zuleika Dobson Final days swap-out for The Awakening (31/03/14)
3. Then we learn our numbers "1": Angel (02/09/13)
4. Then we learn our numbers: Painting for the Mughal Emperor: The Art of the Book 1560-1660 (25/10/13)
5. Nouns: Tudor Monastery Farm (27/11/13)
6. Verbs: Monkey Grip (17/09/13)
7. Teachers: A Doll's House (24/10/13)
8. School Supplies: The End of the Affair (10/12/13)

15 points
1. Hocus Pocus and Elf: The Fast Diet: The Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer by Michael Mosely (03/09/13)
2. One and Only: The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You (11/01/14)
3. White Elephant: On Beauty Final days swap-out for The Indian Portrait: 1560 1860 (27/03/14)
4. Changing Colours: The Millstone - Rosamund changes from well-off young academic to unmarried mother in the 60s (24/09/13)
5. Page to Small Screen: Mansfield Park - I saw the Tv movie of this with Billie Piper as Fanny (28/11/13)
6. Book 2.0: Eclipse (re-read, 24/11/13)
7. On the Campaign Trail: switched out for Excellent Women (14/10/13)
8. September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Big Brother (22/03/14)

20 points
1. Group Read: The Secret Garden - reread (12/09/13)
2. Alliteration: Historic Heston (20/10/13)
3. Winner's task: boomer - The Seven Sisters (27/10/13)

25 points
1. Battle of the Sexes: Wanderlust: A History of Walking (30/12/13) & The Idle Traveller: The Art of Slow Travel (11/11/13) - both on slow travel
2. Out with the old, In with the new: old - The Edible Woman (03/11/13) & new - Carried Away: A Selection of Stories (04/12/13)
3. Intimidating Read: Bleak House - intimidating (22/03/14) & Is It Just Me? - fun (26/12/13)
4. Birthday Celebrations: How Should a Person Be? - 25th December (10/09/13) & The Sense of an Ending - January 19th (03/11/13)
5. We Didn’t Start the Fire: AIDS - Tell the Wolves I'm Home (25/11/13) & suicide - Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws (24/01/14)
6. A Balanced View: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age vs. The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century - Schama uses Dutch art as a way of uncovering deeply rooted national and cultural intellectual history & world views, whereas Alpers argues that Dutch 17th century art does not have deep these hidden meanings & motives.
7. Body & Mind:
8. Two Become One: Born to Run (12/09/13) On A Chinese Screen (19/09/13)

Total points = 435/480
Books read = 35/42


message 14: by Kayla (last edited Aug 31, 2013 06:23AM) (new)

Kayla | 604 comments Here's my list. Subject to change, of course! :)


message 15: by Nicki (new)

Nicki (ophia) | 85 comments I got most it so here it: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...


message 16: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelsherman) Here's what I got so far

Rachel's challenge list


message 17: by Kellie (new)

Kellie (kellieag) Here is my partially completed list!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...


message 18: by Melissa (last edited Oct 21, 2013 01:26AM) (new)

Melissa | 279 comments My spot. I will start my list tomorrow.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...

I will go by Melissa C. since there is another Melissa


message 19: by abbey sophia (new)

abbey sophia (abbeysophia) | 55 comments In! List coming soon.


Nina ✿ Looseleaf Reviews ✿ (looseleafreviews) I'm in! List to come.


message 22: by Megan (last edited Sep 03, 2013 09:01AM) (new)


message 24: by Emily (last edited Feb 21, 2014 05:25AM) (new)

Emily | 62 comments 5 points

5.1: Special Snowflake: The Shining by Stephen King

5.2: Recycle, recycle, recycle: The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles (Feeling Possesive? – Spring/Summer 13)

5.3: Christmas Time’s For Kids: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

5.4: Witches Brew: The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

5.5: Banned Books Week: The Giver by Lois Lowry

5.6: Fall/Winter Challenge: If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

5.7: Day of the Dead: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

5.8: Architectural Marvels: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

10 points

10.1: First we learn our letters "A": Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

10.2: First we learn our letters "Z": Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo

10.3: Then we learn our numbers "1": Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

10.4: Then we learn our numbers:

10.5: Nouns: Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

10.6: Verbs: Gulp by Mary Roach

10.7: Teachers: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

10.8: School Supplies: Read a book with some sort of school supply on the cover. (pen, pencil, paper, calculator, computer, backpack, etc.)

15 points

15.1: Hocus Pocus and Elf: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

15.2: One and Only: Read a book by an author that has only published one book. This can be a newly published author as long as they are not ready to release a new book by the end of the challenge.

15.3: White Elephant: Read a book from the list of “White Elephants”. Everyone that is participating in the challenge, send me the name and author to a book you loved and would like to "pass along" to someone else. I will post all the suggestions. Pick something from the list to read.

15.4: Changing Colors: Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

15.5: Page to Small Screen: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

15.6: Book 2.0: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

15.7: On the Campaign Trail: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson

15.8: September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard

20 points

20.1: Group Read: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

20.2: Alliteration: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

20.3: Spring/Summer Winner’s task will be posted as soon as results are in.

25 points

25.1: Battle of the Sexes: Read 1 book by a female author and 1 book by a male author about the same type of thing, person, event, etc. How do they compare? (This can be fiction or non fiction. Examples would be two mystery authors, or 2 biographies about the same person.)

25.2: Out with the old, In with the new: The Outsider by Albert Camus AND The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Murakami, Haruki

25.3: Intimidating Read: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald AND Black Dogs by Ian McEwan

25.4: Birthday Celebrations: Stiff by Mary Roach (March 20) AND The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (September 25)

25.5: We Didn’t Start the Fire: On the Road by Jack Kerouac AND Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

25.6: A Balanced View: The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D Sachs AND The White Man’s Burden by William Easterly

25.7: Body & Mind: Read a book about a person with a physical disability/handicap and a book about a person with an emotional/social/psychological disorder.

25.8: Two Become One: The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan AND After the Quake by Haruki Murakami (“the comfort of strangers after the quake”)

Total books: 11
Total points: 110


message 25: by David (last edited Mar 22, 2014 10:47AM) (new)

David (canadiandave) 1. Special Snowflake: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. Recycle, recycle, recycle:
3. Christmas Time's For Kids: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
4. Witches Brew: Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan
5. Banned Books Week: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
6. Fall/Winter Challenge:
7. Day of the Dead: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
8. Architectural Marvels:

10 Points (Completely Back to School)

1. First we learn our letters "A": Airman by Eoin Colfer
2. First we learn our letters "Z":
3. Then we learn our numbers "1": Messenger by Lois Lowry
4. Then we learn our numbers: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
5. Nouns: The Battle for Skandia by John Flanagan
6. Verbs: Choke by Obert Skye
7. Teachers: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
8. School Supplies: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

15 Points

1. Hocus Pocus and Elf:
2. One and Only:
3. White Elephant:
4. Changing Colors: The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin
5. Page to Small Screen:
6. Book 2.0: Scarlett by Marissa Meyer
7. On the Campaign Trail: My Father at 100 by Ron Reagan
8. September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan

20 Points

1. Group Read:
2. Alliteration: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan
3. Winner's Task:

25 Points

1a. Battle of the Sexes: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
1b. Battle of the Sexes: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2a. Out with the Old, In with the New: Beauty by Robin McKinley Been on Goodreads to-read list since Feb. 19, 2009.
2b. Out with the Old, In with the New: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale Added after I read book one for this challenge.
3a. Intimidating Read: The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones
3b. Fun Read: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
4a. Birthday Celebrations: Wild Born by Brandon Mull b.November 8
4b. Birthday Celebrations: Playing for Pizza by John Grisham b. February 8
5a. We Didn't Start the Fire:
5b. We Didn't Start the Fire:
6. A Balanced View: The End of Sex:
7a. Body & Mind:
7b. Body & Mind: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
8. Two Become One:


message 27: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adrilove) | 15 comments I'm excited it. I finally was able to check one off..
my list is here on my blog. :)
My list is here.


message 28: by Courtney (new)

Courtney | 9 comments My list so far:
5 pts
1a - Undeniable (they are bikers in a MC, not your norm) - Madeline Sheenan
1b - Oreo spring challenge - The Edge of Never
1c -
1d -
1e - Fifty Shades of Grey - EL James
1f - Until November - Aurora Rose Reynolds
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10 pts
2a - Allure - Nina Lane
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2c - Convicted - Aletha Romig
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2e - Bad Things - R. K. lilley
2f - Arouse - Nina Lane
2g - Walk Two Moons
2h
15 pts
3a
3b Night Owl- M. Pierce
3c
3d Horde - Ann Arguirre
3e The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
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3h This Man Confessed
20 pts
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4c Pulse Gail McHugh New Adult
25 pts
5a
5b Allegiant (on TBR since 01/13) and Making Faces (on TBR since 10/13)
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As of today: 11/18/13
Total points 145/500
Total books: 15/43
Tasks completed: 11/35


message 29: by Ashley (last edited Feb 08, 2014 04:43PM) (new)

Ashley Lauren (ashleyllauren) 5 points:
1. Special Snowflake: Catching Jordan - a girl playing football isn't the norm!
2. From Fall 2011/2012: Holiday Stress Relief: Read any book about anything at all just to beat the stress! Mad About the Boy

3. Christmas Time’s For Kids: Bridge to Terabithia
4. Witches Brew: The Fiery Cross
5. Banned Books Week: Brave New World
6. Fall/Winter Challenge: If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman
7. Day of the Dead: Drums of Autumn
8. Architectural Marvels: Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh BardugoSiege and Storm


10 points: Completely Back-To-School
1. First we learn our letters "A": Allegiant
2. First we learn our letters "Z": Zeitoun
3. Then we learn our numbers "1": Voyager
4. Then we learn our numbers: First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and A Third World Adventure Changed My Life
5. Nouns: Lola and the Boy Next Door
6. Verbs: How to Wed an Earl

7. Teachers: Watership Down
8. School Supplies:

15 points
1. Hocus Pocus and Elf: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
2. One and Only: A House in the Sky
3. White Elephant: Shadow and Bone
4. Changing Colours: Divergent - she certainly changes her life path in this one!

5. Page to Small Screen: Dead Until Dark (True Blood) or Mildred Pierce
6. Book 2.0: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
7. On the Campaign Trail: Long Walk to Freedom
8. September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: The Weight of Silence

20 points
1. Group Read: Tell the Wolves I'm Home
2. Alliteration: Stowaway To The Stars
3. Winner's task: Insurgent

25 points
1. Battle of the Sexes: Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia andWithout Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman - both are travel memoirs
2. Out with the old, In with the new: How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide and I've Got Your Number
3. Intimidating Read: Slaughterhouse-Five and Wild Cards
4. Birthday Celebrations: Sloppy FirstsMegan McCafferty (February 3)and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (November 18)

5. We Didn’t Start the Fire: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Hemingway) and A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
6. A Balanced View: Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case against Abortion Choice OR Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line AND Back Rooms: Voices from the Illegal Abortion Era OR The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service (Pro-life v. pro-choice)
7. Body & Mind: A Dance with Dragons and Time Off for Good Behavior (emotional disorder)
8. Two Become One: World After Blackberry Wine


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