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message 1: by Elle (last edited Aug 30, 2013 12:31PM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments The Shakespearian Challenge

Comedies:
All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure‡
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter's Tale

Histories:
King John
Richard II
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 3
Richard III
Henry VIII

Tragedies:
Romeo and Juliet
Coriolanus
Titus Andronicus
Timon of Athens
Julius Caesar
Macbeth†
Hamlet
Troilus and Cressida
King Lear
Othello
Antony and Cleopatra
Cymbeline

Shakespeare's sonnets:
Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
The Passionate Pilgrim
The Phoenix and the Turtle
A Lover's Complaint


Lost plays:
Love's Labour's Won
Cardenio

Poems:
Shakespeare's sonnets
Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
The Passionate Pilgrim[nb 5]
The Phoenix and the Turtle
A Lover's Complaint

Apocrypha - from the definition of this term I'm guessing these works are questionable as to whether they are works of Shakespeare? I'll you to decide if you'll read them.
Arden of Faversham
The Birth of Merlin
Locrine
The London Prodigal
The Puritan
The Second Maiden's Tragedy
Sir John Oldcastle
Thomas Lord Cromwell
A Yorkshire Tragedy
Edward III
Sir Thomas More


message 2: by Elle (last edited Sep 13, 2013 11:27PM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments Disney Princess Reading Challenge
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Pocahontas:
Read a book where the protagonist is Native American, loves nature, or displays shamanic powers. You can also read a retelling of Pocahontas.

Princess Jasmine:
Read a book where the protagonist is of Arabic descent or is named Jasmine. You can also read a retelling of Aladdin.

Snow White:
Read a book where the protagonist has fair skin and dark hair. Or read a book where the protagonist is German (or of German descent). Read a book where the protagonist has many male friends. You can also read a retelling of Snow White.

Aurora:
Read a book where the protagonist has a curse placed upon her at birth. Or read a book where the main character is unaware of her biological family or where she comes from. You can also read a retelling of Sleeping Beauty.
09/13/13 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Mulan:
Read a book where the protagonist is Chinese (or of Chinese descent), she must also be able to kick some serious ass. Read a book where the protagonist disguises herself as a man or enlists in the army.

Ariel:
Read a book where the protagonist has red hair, has a lot of sisters, or is a mermaid. Or read a book where the protagonist frequently disobeys her father. You can also read a retelling of The Little Mermaid.

9/13/13
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer

Belle:
Read a book where the protagonist loves books and reading. Read a book about a protagonist who adores her father or falls in love with a man who is not handsome (he can have scars, be it emotional or physical) or is temperamental . You can also read a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Esmeralda:
Read a book where the protagonist is a Gypsy or read a book where the character has a pet goat (this should be interesting). You can also read a retelling of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Megara:
Read a book where the protagonist has a low opinion of men and is cynical about love. You can also read a retelling of Hercules.

Tiana:
Read a book where the protagonist is African American, takes place in New Orleans, or is a waitress or an excellent cook.You can also read a retelling The Princess and the Frog.

Cinderella:
Read a book about someone who has an evil stepmother, or read a book about someone who has had a difficult life but perseveres with the help of love. You can also read a retelling of Cinderella.
09/13/13 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Rapunzel:
Read a book where the MC has really long hair or read a book where the MC was kidnapped. You can also read a retelling of Rapunzel.

Alice:
Read a book where the protagonist lives in a dream world or discovers an alternate (fantasy) world; read a book where the protagonist defies a monarch (preferably a queen). You can also read a retelling of Alice in Wonderland.

Jane:
Read a book where the protagonist is an artist; set in Africa or in a rural (out of reach) area; read a book that has a vibrant yellow cover or features someone on the cover dressed in yellow. You can also read a retelling of Tarzan.

Tinker Bell:
Read a book where the protagonist is a fairy ( not to be mistaken with a faerie ). Or, because Tinker Bell doesn't speak, read a book where the protagonist is very shy or has problems communicating . You can also read a retelling of Peter Pan (but it has to feature a Tinker Bell).


message 3: by Elle (last edited Feb 06, 2014 07:24AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments Game of Thrones Reading Challenge

Nothing But Reading Challenges
Game of Thrones Challenge

Level: Queen
Duration: 1 year....maybe more...
Start Date: 08/02/13

House Arryn
Option 1: Read a book with a predominately blue cover.
Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
2/05/14
Option 2: Read a story featuring a member of the military, or in which the protagonist does the right thing. Alternatively, read a story that involves heights in a significant way.
Option 3: Read a book in which a falcon or another bird of prey plays a significant role in the story. Bird shifters are fine, too!

House Mormont
Option 1: Read a book that has both green and black on the cover.
Option 2: Read a book with a bear on the cover or that deals with a zoo.
Option 3: Read a book in which a main character suffers from unrequited love, or read a book with a loyal hero or heroine.

House Greyjoy
Option 1: Read a book with a predominately black cover.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Option 2: Read a book featuring pirates, ships, or the sea.
Option 3: Read a book that involves a kraken or another mythical creature.

House Martell
Option 1: Read a book with an orange cover.
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin
Option 2: Read a book in which the protagonist overcomes great hardships or survives impossible odds. Alternatively, read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I'm not sure if this counts, but I feel like it does. If not there are so many dystopian books out there nowadays that this one is practically a freebie.
10/12/13
Option 3: Read a book set in space, that involves stars, or in which the protagonist uses a weapon.
9/20/13
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey


House Lannister
Option 1: Read a book with a predominately red cover.
Option 2: Read a book featuring siblings, a father/son relationship, or someone in debt.
Option 3: Read a book that involves a lion or other big cat. Or, read a book set in a circus.

House Stark
Option 1: Read a book with a grey or white cover.
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1) by Neal Stephenson
Option 2: Read a book set in winter, that involves snow, or in which a character keeps an unusual pet.
Option 3: Read a book featuring wolves or werewolves.
9/13/13
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer

House Tyrell
Option 1: Read a book with a green cover.
Option 2: Read a book in which a character comes of age or a character shows significant growth.
10/11/13
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan
Option 3: Read a book involving trees, flowers, or another type of plant in a significant way.

House Targaryen
Option 1: Read a book that has both red and black on its cover.
09/13/13 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
Option 2: Read a book featuring a either a character in exile or a queen. Or, read a book in which fire or blood plays a significant role.
Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles, #1) by Roger Zelazny
Option 3: Read a book that involves a dragon, or a creature or person who is the last of their kind (or very rare).
The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn, #1) by Peter S. Beagle

House Baratheon
Option 1: Read a book with a predominately gold/yellow cover.
Option 2: Read a story in which the protagonist is angry about something, that involves war in some way, or in which the protagonist is fighting against injustice.
Option 3: Read a book featuring a stag or deer. Alternatively, read a book about a king.
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4) by T.H. White

House Tully
Option 1: Read a book that has at least two of these colors somewhere on its cover: red, blue, or silver.
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Option 2: Read a book about family or about a protagonist who has to take responsibility for their actions.
Option 3: Read a book involving fish or fishing, or read a book that takes place primarily near water.


message 4: by Elle (last edited Feb 06, 2014 07:26AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments A Non-Nothing But Reading Challenges:
Around the World in 1001 Books


The World:


Green: Unread
Fuschia: Completed

United States:


Europe:


Asia:


Africa:


Middle East:


South America:


Canadian Provinces
UK Counties:
Kent: 10/7/13
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Irish Counties
French, German, Italian, and Spanish Regions
Brittany: 02/04/14
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Indian States
Australian States and Territories
Book set in outer space (count once)
Book set in fictional realms (count once):
10/11/13
Tartarus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Book set in multiple locations (count once)
Book set in water (count once)
Book set in air (count once)
Book with no setting (count once)


message 5: by Elle (last edited Oct 12, 2013 11:06AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments The Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder Squad Reading Challenge

Amateur Sleuth: The amateur sleuth tries to solve the murder of someone close. Either the police have tried and failed, or misread the murder as an accident/suicide. Both the loss and need for a solution is personal.

Aristocratic Detective: The aristocratic detective novels are usually - but not exclusively - featuring a member of British gentry and set in Britain’s Golden Age.
10/7/13 - Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Heirs and Graces (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #7) by Rhys Bowen

Caper: A caper is a comic crime story. Instead of suave and calculating, the caper chronicles the efforts of the lovable bungler or protagonist who either thinks big or ridiculously small. Finally we get to laugh.

Cozy Mystery: A bloodless crime and a victim who won’t be missed. The solution can be determined using emotional (Miss Marple) or logical (Poirot) reasoning.

Culinary Mystery: Chef, baker, wine connoisseur; if it’s ingestible and includes recipes, it’s a culinary mystery.

Double Act: It takes two to solve this mystery. They may be working together at the beginning, or not. Nevertheless, these partners help each other out by the end.

FBI/CIA/ATF: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). While the FBI, CIA, and ATF appear in many mysteries, for this sub-genre category we want books where a main character is an employee of one of these government agencies, even if they are not a field agent.

Forensic Specialist: A medical examiner, forensic pathologist, forensic psychologist, forensic anthropologist, forensic entomologist…you get the idea. Examples: Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries; Kay Scarpetta Series; Temperance Brennan Series.

Futuristic: Set in the future, whether in our world or another.

Historical Mystery: Move your mystery into the past, near or far, and you've entered the realm of the historical mystery.

Legal: Although popular, these tales are usually penned by actual lawyers due to the demands of the information presented.

Medical: Doctors make effective protagonists since they seem to exist on a plane far above the rest of us. As with the “Legal” sub-genre, these tales are usually penned by actual doctors due to the demands of the information presented.

Missing Person Mystery: Someone’s gone missing! However, you can find one of these in most all the other sub-genres. Finding the missing person should be the focus of the storyline.

Noir: While much PI is Noir, Noir also covers stories from the other side of the fence. Noir is a mood: gritty, bleak, and unforgiving. The usual brutality is about as far from Cozy as you can get. .

Romantic Suspense: Add a hefty dose of romance to a suspense and produce a romantic suspense novel. Not only does justice prevail, but love conquers all.

Rooting for the Bad Guy: Not you average heroes, still you find you can’t help yourself in cheering for them.

Paranormal Mystery: Paranormal books involve unusual experiences that lack a scientific explanation. Some popular subjects in paranormal books are supernatural creatures, ESP, clairvoyance, ghosts, UFOs, telepathy, and psychics.

Police Procedural: The police procedural emphasizes factual police operations. Law enforcement is a team effort where department politics often plays a large role. If you plan to write one of these, you need to spend time with police officers and research the tiny details which will make your story ring true. While the FBI, CIA, or other governmental agencies may make an appearance in these books and stir up the politics, they are not the main foci.

Private Eye: The PI is as much an American icon as the Western gunslinger. From the hardboiled PIs of the 30s and 40s to the politically correct investigators of today, this sub-genre is known for protagonists with a strong code of honor. They can be found all over the globe.

Professional Sleuth: The professional sleuth is an amateur sleuth in a professional setting, preferably a setting which is unique and intriguing. Not only is inside information used, but solving the crime returns order to a cloistered environment.

Proprietor Mysteries: Small business owners in mysteries are plentiful. Whether they run bookshops, bed & breakfast inns, coffeehouses, pie shoppes, or beauty shops, etc., they still like to solve a good mystery when it happens in or near their home turf.

Sci-Fi: While the Sci-Fi/Sci-Fy category is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology.

Scotland Yard: The epitome of the investigator needed to solve a mystery, Britian’s Chief Inspectors working for Scotland Yard are in a class by themselves.

Thriller: Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more-powerful and better-equipped villains. This ride will be a bumpy one!

Technothriller: Technothrillers are a hybrid genre, drawing subject matter generally from science fiction, thrillers, spy, action, and war. The inner workings of technology and the mechanics of various disciplines (espionage, martial arts, politics) are thoroughly explored, and the plot often turns on the particulars of that exploration.


message 6: by Elle (last edited Feb 06, 2014 07:29AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments Fill in the Gaps Project

Fill In the Gaps Project

Time Length: This is a 5 Year reading challenge.

No. of books to read: 100

Details: Pick 100 classics or popular books you have missed over the years. You can get great ideas from established lists and awards, your own tbr list, and the books you own. Commit to reading all 100 of these books by the time 5 years is up. Original challenge - give yourself a 25% margin. Basically, if you finish 75 books on your list you should feel victorious.

NPR Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy
1. The Crystal Cave by Mary Steward
2. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
3. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
4. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
5. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
6. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
7. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
8. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
10. Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut
11. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
12. Brave New World by Aldus Huxley
13. World War Z by Max Brooks
14. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
15. Flowers of Algernon by Daniel Keyes
16. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
17. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
18. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
19. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
20. Journey to the Center of Earth by Jules Verne
21. World War Z by Max Brooks
22. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
23. Neuromancer by William Gibson
24. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
25. Small Gods by Terry Prachett
26. Going Postal by Terry Prachett
27. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
28. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
29. Magician by Raymond E. Feist

Unread from Personal Library
30. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
31. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
32. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
33. The Trial by Franz Kafka
34. 1984 by George Orwell
35. The Phantom of the Opera
36. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
37. Madame Bovary
38. Naked Lunch
39. Great Tales of Horror by H.P. Lovecraft
40. Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
41. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
42. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Foer
44. Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho
45. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
46. The Taker by Alma Katsu
47. People's History of the United States
48. A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
49. The Taker by Alma Katsu
50. Emma by Jane Austen
51. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
52. The Heretic's Daughter
53. The Lady Elizabeth
54. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
55. The Vampire Archives

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
56. Atonement by Ian McEwan
57. Breakfast of Tiffany by Truman Capote
58. Dracula by Bram Stoker
59. Don Quixote by Cervantes
60. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
61. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
62. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
63. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
64. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
65. Vanity Fair
66. The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman

Shakespeare
67. Julius Caesar
68. Midsummer's Night's Dream
69. Twelfth Night
70. Hamlet
71. Henry V

Goodreads Choice Awards:
72. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
73. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
74. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
75. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
76. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
77. The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
78. The Long Earth by Terry Prachett

Fantasy
79. The Dresden Files
80. Graveminder by Melissa Marr
81. The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

Nonfiction
82. The Immortal Life by Henrietta Lacks
83. The Omnivore's Dilemna

For Fun
84. The Shadow of the Wind
85. Soulless by Gail Carriger
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger
86. The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Jones
87.Sin in the Second City
88. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore
89. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

To Read:
90. Persopolis by Marjane Satrapi
91. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
92. The Green Mile by Stephen King
93. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
94. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
95. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
96. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
97. Stiff by Mary Roach
98. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
99. A Dirty Job: A Novel by Christopher Moore
100. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory


message 7: by Elle (last edited Sep 20, 2013 06:50PM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments Favorite Author Challenge:

This is so much fun! I used to do this all the time as a kid.

Neil Gaiman [Fiction]

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Neverwhere
American Gods
Anansi Boys
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
"I Cthulhu: or What's a Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing in a Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47°9′S, Longitude 126°43′W)?" (in Dagon #16)
"Now we are Sick" (in Now we are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse, a poetic anthology edited by Gaiman and Stephen Jones)
Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany
"An Honest Answer" (with illustrations by Bryan Talbot, in Wiindows #21)
"Cinnamon" (inspired by the sculptures of Lisa Snelling, in Overstreet's Fan #4)
"The False Knight on the Road" (with illustrations by Charles Vess, in The Book of Ballads and Sagas #1)
"In the End" (in Strange Kaddish: Tales You Won't Hear from Bubbie)
"Only the End of the World Again" (inspired by the sculptures of Lisa Snelling, in On Cats and Dogs: Two Tales)
Smoke and Mirrors
"It was a Dark and Silly Night" (with illustrations by Gahan Wilson, in Little Lit: It was a Dark and Silly Night...)
"Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire" (in Exotic Gothic)
Fragile Things: short fictions and wonders
Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence (with Kyle Cassidy and Beth Hommel, photographic book with related short stories)
Click-Clack the Rattlelebag (from the horror anthology Impossible Monsters edited by Kasey Lansdale)
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
Coraline
The Wolves in the Walls
Melinda
M is for Magic (a short story collection containing ten stories from the earlier collections (Angels and Visitations, Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things)
InterWorld
Odd and the Frost Giants
The Dangerous Alphabet
The Graveyard Book
Blueberry Girl
Crazy Hair
Instructions
Chu's Day
Fortunately, the Milk
The Silver Dream (with Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves)

Tamora Pierce

Song of the Lioness
Alanna: The First Adventure
In the Hand of the Goddess
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Lioness Rampant

The Immortals
Wild Magic
Wolf-Speaker
Emperor Mage
The Realms of the Gods


Protector of the Small
First Test
Page
Squire
Lady Knight


Trickster
Trickster's Choice
Trickster's Queen


Provost's Dog
Terrier
Bloodhound
Mastiff


Circle of Magic
Sandry's Book
Tris's Book
Daja's Book
Briar's Book

Circle Opens
Magic Steps
Street Magic
Cold Fire
Shatterglass

Circle Reforged
Will of the Empress
Melting Stones

Other:
Young Warrior: Stories of Strength
"Slippery in the Stairwell, 1965" - A contemporary, real-life short story. (published in My Little Red Book)
Tortall and other Lands

Robin McKinley

Beauty
The Door in the Hedge
The Blue Sword
The Hero and the Crown
The Outlaws of Sherwood
Deerskin
Rose Daughter

Spindle's End
Sunshine
Dragonhaven
Chalice
Pegasus
Shadows
Pegasus II
Imaginary Lands
A Knot in the Grain: And Other Stories
Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits
Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits

Garth Nix

Abhorsen Series
Sabriel
Lirael
Abhorsen

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen
The Creature in the Case (especially produced for World Book Day)
Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
"An Extract of the Journal of Idrach the Lesser Necromancer" – Released on oldkingdom.com.au
To Hold the Bridge (released in an anthology titled Legends of Australian Fantasy, edited by Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan)

The Seventh Tower series
The Fall
Castle
Aenir
Above the Veil

Into Battle
The Violet Keystone

The Keys to the Kingdom series
Mister Monday
Grim Tuesday
Drowned Wednesday
Sir Thursday

Lady Friday
Superior Saturday
Lord Sunday

Other
The Ragwitch
Shade's Children
Serena and the Sea Serpent (in Aussie Bites series)
"Read It in the Headlines!" in Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales
"Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again" in Jim Baen's Universe
One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales — a book of short stories for younger readers, including Serena and the Sea
"Beyond the Sea Gate of the Scholar Pirates of Sarskoe" in Fast Ships, Black Sails
"A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet" in Swords and Dark Magic
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures — A collection of "Sir Hereward...", "Beyond the Sea Gate..." and "A Suitable Present..." in one Kindle E-book
A Confusion of Princes


message 8: by Elle (last edited Sep 20, 2013 06:07PM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments A Book a Day Keeps the Boredom at Bay
Duration: 1 year (08/31/13-08/31/14)
Level: Never Ending Year
1 for each Item



1 - Is the first day of the month. Read a book where the main character (MC) has a first experience of sorts. Or is a one word title. Or is the first of a series.
09/13/13 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
First in the series, one word title, and first experience.

2 – One is good, two is better. Read a romance book or a book that has a partnership. Two can also mean repetition. Read a book about second chances.
9/13/13
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer
Partnership

3 – Being the third wheel is never funny. Read a book that has a wheel on the cover. Or has a love triangle. You can also read a book about three best friends.

4 – 4th of July is Independence Day. Read a book with a red, white and blue cover, or that is set on the US, or has the US flag on the cover. Or read a book where the main character is fighting for his independence or for some greater good.

5 - High Five. Read a book where a character is a sports fan or has a best buddy. Or read one about a character with a strong need for approval. There are five points on a star. Read a book with a star on the cover or title.

6 - In numerology the number 6 is considered a feminine, nurturing, "mother" number. Read a book where the main female character is a mother or becomes a mother. In a biblical sense, both man and the serpent were created on the sixth day, therefore, the number six represents both man and rebellion. Read a book were the main character is a man or about a rebellion or resistance to some regimen.

7–Lucky Seven. Read a book where a character is extremely lucky or a book about anything game related (gambling, bets, poker night, drinking game, you get my point). In the Old Testament, 7 is the number of days it took for God to create the world. Read a book with a tight deadline.

8– Magic Eight Ball. Read a Magical Book or a book where a character predicts the future (visions, premonitions, tarot readings, any method counts).

9–Is the name of a film set in a post-apocalyptic future. Read a book set in, or where a character comes from, a post-apocalyptic future

10 – 10th of June is the day of Camoes, Portugal and the Portuguese communities. Read a poetry book or a book that has a writer as the main character. Or read a book where the protagonist is Portuguese or Brazilian or speaks Portuguese. Or read a book where the main character struggles to save a precious item.

11–Its etymological originates from a Germanic compound ainlif meaning "one left". Read a book with only "one left" - it can be the only option left, or the only survivor, or the last of a set of events, the last book left in a series, etc.

12– 12 days of Christmas. Read a book about Christmas, Christmas songs or that has a cumulative title, like Once Bitten, Twice Shy. 12 is also the governmental perfection. Read a book with a character or author named as one of the 12 Apostles, or set in Israel. There are 12 zodiacal signs. Read a book with zodiac or one of the signs on the cover or in the title

13– Black cats, voodoo dolls and Friday the 13th. Read a book about superstitions, bad luck or the occult. Friday the 13th is also known among programmers for causing a computer bug. Read a book about computer viruses, computer hacking or some technological challenge like in Digital Fortress.

14–The 14th amendment defines US citizenship rights, and importantly, gave African Americans the right to citizenship in America. Read a book where a character moves to the US, or is based in 19th century America.

15–The atomic number of phosphorus, which emits a faint glow upon exposure to oxygen – hence its name given from Greek mythology, meaning "light-bearer." Read a book showing the faint glow of light on the cover.
9/20/13 - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey

16– Sweet 16. Read a book where a character (doesn’t have to be the MC) reaches 16 or has a sweet 16 party. Or read a Young Adult book.

17–The shortest form of Japanese poetry (known as Haiku) contains exactly 17 syllables. Read something set in Japan. It takes 17 muscles to produce a smile. Read something that puts a smile on your face.

18–Number of holes on a golf course. Read a book about a professional sportsperson, or where a character plays golf, or golf is part of the title or cover of a book

19–The worst worldwide influenza pandemic ended in 1919. Read a book from the medical genre, or a book with a character who is a Doctor or Nurse, or a book where someone dies from the flu.

20–20/20. Read a “number one book”: about a top student, a perfect score, a best seller. You can also read a book where a character has one of the senses highlighted.

21 – Is the legal age for drinking. Read a book where someone has a drinking problem, is an ex-alcoholic or overcome some addiction. 21 can also be Black Jack. Read a book set or where the character goes to Las Vegas, or has a casino or a game of Black Jack or vingt et un is involved.

22–In French, "22" is used as a phrase to warn of the coming of the police (typically "22, v'là les flics!", "22, here come the cops!"). Read a book that is a police procedural, or has a strong police presence.

23–"W" is the 23rd letter of the alphabet. It has two points down and three points up. Half of W is V, which is the Roman numeral for 5. The "W" on your keyboard is right between the 2 and 3. Read a book with a title or series name that begins with "W." Or was written by an author with a first or last name that begins with "W."

24–There are 24 hours in a day. Read a book in one day. Or one that takes place all in one day.

25–British slang for £25 is "Pony." Read a book about a horse or has a picture of one on the cover.

26 – 26th January is the Australia day or the arrival of the First Fleet. Read a book set in Australia or aboard of a ship. You can also read an historical book with action taking place on the 18th century.

27– Is the perfect cube (3 X 3 X 3). Read a book from 3 different trilogies - yes, that means 3 books - Or read a book about a mathematic riddle or code, books like The Da Vinci Code or The Eight are a good example for this one.

28–The number of dominoes in standard domino sets. Read something with a black and white cover.

29–and holding. Read a book where the main character is about to turn 30.
Or you can use listopia: I searched for "turning 30" and got results like
Flavorwire.com's 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30
or
The books of my 20s">The books of my 20s
Any book from those lists (or similar) will be eligible for this option.

30–Over the hill or don't trust anyone over 30. Read a book where a character has an abnormal life spam and is older than he/she appears (vampire, fae, warlock, elf, etc).

31 – Is the last day of the month. Read a book about last chances. Or read the final book of a series. You can also read a book about the end of a cycle or a new beginning.


message 9: by Elle (last edited Oct 12, 2013 11:02AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments Title Challenge: Read the Alphabet

Start : September 13, 2013
Finish: ?

A)10/4/13 - After the Fall by Elle Casey
B)10/12/13 - Between the Realms by Elle Casey
C) 9/13/13 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
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H)10/7/13 Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
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S)9/13/13 - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer
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message 10: by Elle (last edited Feb 06, 2014 07:33AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments Duration: 1 year
Level: Book Afficiionado (12+ Books)
Camp Gottaread Activities:


Climb the intimidating heights of Mount TBR (Read books from your to-be-read stack)
9/13/13 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
02/05/14 - Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Fish for new novels you never knew existed
(Read books you just discovered)

02/04/14 Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
- Hike the books you've felt were too big to read
(Read books you've always found intimidating)
- Swim the seas of series you've always meant to finish but never have
(Read books in series you've meant to finish but never found the time to do so)
Explore the tales of new named authors (Read books written by new-to-you authors)
9/20/13 - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey
- Listen to Campfire tales
(Read assorted novellas or short stories in anthologies that are scary)


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message 12: by Elle (last edited Sep 27, 2013 09:50AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (Part One)
Read:
Part 1:3/100
Total: 4/1300

1. History of Love by Nicole Krauss
2. Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
3. There but for the by Ali Smith
4. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
5. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
7. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
8. Cain by Jose Saramago
9. Nemesis by Philip Roth
10. 1Q84 Books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami
11. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
12. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (2010) [France, French]
13. The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt (2010) [UK, English]
14. Invisible by Paul Auster (2010) [USA, English]
15. American Rust by Philipp Meyer (2010) [USA, English]
16. Cost: A Novel by Roxana Robinson (2010) [USA, English]
17. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (2010) [India/Australia, English, Booker]
18. Home by Marilynne Robinson (2010) [USA, English, Orange]
19. Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman (2010) [UK, English]
20. The Gathering by Anne Enright (2010) [Ireland, English, Booker]
21. The Blind Side Of The Heart by Julia Franck (2010) [Germany, German]
22. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2010) [USA/Dominican, English, Pulitzer]
23. Animal’s People by Indra Sinha (2008) [UK/India, English]
24. Falling Man by Don DeLillo (2008, 2010) [USA, English]
25. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (2008) [Pakistan, English]
26. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2008, 2010) [Nigeria, English, Orange]
27. The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell (2008) [USA/France, French]
28. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (2008, 2010) [India, English, Booker]
29. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon (2008, 2010) [USA, English]
30. Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland (2008, 2010) [UK, English]
31. Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn (2008, 2010) [UK/South Africa, English]
32. Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann (2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
33. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (2008) [UK, English]
34. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro (2006) [Japan/UK, English]
35. Saturday – Ian McEwan (2006) [UK, English]
36. On Beauty – Zadie Smith (2006) [UK, English]
37. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
38. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson (2006) [UK, English]
39. The Accidental by Ali Smith (2008, 2010) [UK, English]
40. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (2008, 2010) [UK, English, Booker]
41. 2666 by Roberto Bolano (2008, 2010) [Chile, Spanish]
42. Small Island by Andrea Levy [UK, English, Orange]
43. The Sea – John Banville (2006, 2008, 2010) [Ireland, English, Booker]
44. The Book about Blanche and Marie by Per Olov Enquist (2008, 2010) [Sweden, Swedish]
45. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble (2006) [UK, English]
46. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth [USA, English]
47. The Master – Colm Tóibín (2006, 2008, 2010) [Ireland, English]
48. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (2008, 2010) [Russia/France, French]
49. The Swarm by Frank Schatzing (2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
50. Vanishing Point – David Markson (2006)
51. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd (2006)
52. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair (2006)
53. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK/English]
54. Your Face Tomorrow by Javier Marias (2008, 2010) [Spain, Spanish]
55. A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz (2008, 2010) [Israel, Hebrew]
56. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon [UK/English]
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
57. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle (2006)
58. The Colour – Rose Tremain (2006)
59. Thursbitch – Alan Garner (2006)
60. The Light of Day – Graham Swift (2006)
61. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA/English]
62. Lady Number Thirteen by Jose Carlos Somoza (2008, 2010) [Spain, Spanish]
63. The Successor by Ismail Kadare (2008, 2010) [Albania, Albanian]
64. Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (2008, 2010) [Booker]
65. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (2008, 2010) [India/USA, English]
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
66. Islands – Dan Sleigh [South Africa, English]
67. Unless – Carol Shields (2006) [US/Canada, English]
68. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami (2006, 2008, 2010) [Japan, Japanese]
69. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
70. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair (2006)
71. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry (2006)
72. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters (2006)
73. The Double – José Saramago (2006) [Portugal, Portuguese]
74. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer (2006, 2008, 2010)
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
75. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor (2006)
76. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern (2006)
77. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien (2006)
78. Shroud – John Banville (2006) [Ireland, English]
79. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides (2006) [USA, English Pulitzer]
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
80. Youth – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
81. Dead Air – Iain Banks (2006)
82. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon (2006, 2008, 2010) [Yugoslavia, English]
83. Snow by Orhan Pamuk (2008, 2010) [Turkey, Turkish, Nobel]
84. Platform – Michael Houellebecq (2006, 2008, 2010)
85. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
86. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini (2006)
87. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo (2006) [USA, English]
88. Fury – Salman Rushdie (2006) [UK/India, English]
89. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill (2006)
90. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk (2006)
91. Life of Pi– Yann Martel (2006, 2008, 2010) [Canada, English, Booker]
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
92. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster (2006) [USA, English]
93. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi (2006) [UK, English]
94. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald (2006, 2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
95. Schooling – Heather McGowan (2006)
96. Atonement – Ian McEwan (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
97. Soldiers of Salamis by Javer Cercas (2008, 2010) [Spain, Spanish]
98. I’m Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti (2008, 2010) [Italian]
99. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa (2006, 2008, 2010) [ Peru, Spanish, Nobel]
100. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon [US, English, Pulitzer]


message 13: by Elle (last edited Sep 27, 2013 09:51AM) (new)

Elle (mllepapillon) | 29 comments 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (Part Two)
Read:
Part 2:1/100
Total: 1/1300

101. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma (2006)
102. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho (2006, 2008, 2010) [Brazil, Portuguese]
103. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare (2006, 2008, 2010) [Albania, Albanian]
104. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda [South Africa]
105. Under the Skin – Michel Faber (2006, 2008, 2010) [Australia/Netherlands, English]
106. White Teeth – Zadie Smith (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
107. City of God – E.L. Doctorow (2006) [USA, English]
108. How the Dead Live – Will Self (2006)
109. The Human Stain – Philip Roth (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
110. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (2006) [Canada, English, Booker]
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
111. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami (2006) [Japan, Japanese]
112. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande [India, English]
113. Ignorance – Milan Kundera (2006) [Czech/France, Czech]
114. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace (2006)
115. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy (2006, 2008, 2010) [Hungary, Hungarian]
116. Bartleby and Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas (2008, 2010) [Spain, Spanish]
117. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard (2006)
118. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski (2006) [USA, English]
119. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates (2006) [USA, English]
120. Pastoralia – George Saunders (2006) [USA, English]
121. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy (2006)
122. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb (2006, 2008, 2010) [Belgium/Japan, French]
123. The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Urgresic (2008, 2010) [Croatia, Croatian]
124. In Search of Klingsor by Jorge Volpi (2008, 2010) [Mexico, Spanish]
125. Pavel’s Letters by Monika Maron (2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
126. Timbuktu – Paul Auster (2006) [USA, English]
127. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra (2006) [India]
128. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson (2006) [USA, English]
129. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakulic (2006, 2008, 2010) [Croatia, Croatian]
130. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie (2006) [UK/India, English]
131. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee (2006, 2008, 2010) [South Africa/Australia, English, Booker]
132. Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (2008, 2010) [Chile, Spanish]
133. Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Guitierrez (2008, 2010) [Cuba, Spanish]
134. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon (2006, 2008, 2010)
135. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami (2006) [Japan, Japanese]
136. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq (2006, 2008, 2010) [France, French]
137. The Heretic by Miguel Delibes (2008, 2010) [Spain, Spanish]
138. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi (2006) [UK, English]
139. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (2006) [UK, English, Booker]
140. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks (2006) [USA, English]
141. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom (2006, 2008, 2010) [Netherlands, Dutch]
142. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters (2006)
143. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis (2006) [USA, English]
144. Another World – Pat Barker (2006)
145. The Hours – Michael Cunningham (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English, Pulitzer]
146. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho (2006, 2008, 2010) [Brazil, Portuguese]
Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
147. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
148. Crossfire by Miyabe Miyuki (2008, 2010) [Japan, Japanese]
149. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (2006) [USA, English]
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
150. Great Apes – Will Self (2006)
151. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
152. Underworld – Don DeLillo (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
153. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey (2006, 2008, 2010) [Australia, English]
154. Money to Burn by Ricardo Piglia (2008, 2010) [Argentina, Spanish]
155. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin (2006, 2008, 2010) [Russia, Russian]
156. Margot and the Angels by Kristien Hemmerechts (2008, 2010) [Belgium, Flemish]
157. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon (2006) [USA, English]
158. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy (2006, 2008, 2010) [India, English, Booker]
159. American Pastoral – Philip Roth (2006) [USA, English]
160. The Untouchable – John Banville (2006) [Ireland, English]
161. Silk – Alessandro Baricco (2006, 2008, 2010) [Italy, Italian]
162. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (2008, 2010) [Canada, English]
163. A Light Comedy by Eduardo Mendoza (2008, 2010) [Spain, Spanish]
164. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard (2006)
165. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker (2006, 2008, 2010)
166. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels (2006, 2008, 2010) [Canada, English, Orange]
167. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker (2006, 2008, 2010)
168. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse (2006, 2008, 2010)
169. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (2006, 2008, 2010)
170. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin (2006, 2008, 2010) [Russia, Russian]
171. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood (2006, 2008, 2010) [Canada, English]
172. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro (2006, 2008, 2010) [Japan/UK, English]
173. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner (2006, 2008, 2010)
174. Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez (2008, 2010) [Argentina, Spanish]
175. The Information – Martin Amis (2006) [UK, English]
176. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie (2006) [UK/India, English]
177. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth (2006) [USA, English]
178. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald (2006) [Germany, German]
179. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink (2006, 2008, 2010)
180. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry (2006, 2008, 2010) [India/Canada, English]
181. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose (2006, 2008, 2010)
182. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis (2006, 2008, 2010)
183. The Late-Night News by Petros Markaris (2008, 2010) [Greece, Greek]
184. Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante (2008, 2010) [Italy, Italian]
185. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster (2006) [USA, English]
186. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst (2006)
187. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq (2006, 2008, 2010)
188. Land – Park Kyong-ni (2006, 2008, 2010)
189. Our Lady of Assassins by Fernando Vallejo (2008, 2010) [Colombia, Spanish]
190. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
191. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami (2006, 2008, 2010) [Japan, Japanese]
192. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi (2006, 2008, 2010) [Italy, Italian]
193. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol (2006, 2008, 2010)
194. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman (2006, 2008, 2010)
195. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres (2006, 2008, 2010)
196. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor (2006, 2008, 2010)
197. Deep River by Shusaku Endo (2008, 2010)
198. Disappearance – David Dabydeen (2006, 2008, 2010)
199. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm (2006, 2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
200. Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light by Ivan Klima (2008, 2010)


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