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message 1: by Adriana (last edited Nov 18, 2013 02:25PM) (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2014


Our group has its very own Listopia! Each member can add up to five books to the list but can vote for as many already on the list as he or she would like. Note: if a book is not the first in a series and requires that one read the previous book(s) first, please do not add it to the list. Books read for group reads will automatically be added.

For this challenge, set a goal for how many of these books you would like to read. You know they'll be good because your fellow reading challengers have recommended them!

I'll be moderating this 2014 yearly challenge. I can't wait to get started with everyone!


message 2: by Adriana (last edited Dec 31, 2014 02:29PM) (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Participation Challenge List


Adriana: 2/8
AJ: 0/5
Aleta: 8/8 COMPLETE
Alison: 6/7
Alison M.: 0/5
Alissa: 11/10 COMPLETE
Allen: 1/5
Amanda: 3/15
Angela: 0/2
Annika: 1/8
Antoinella: 0/8
Araceli: 10/16
Ashlee: 5/8
Ashleigh: 0/5
Ashley: 5/10
Ashley Mitchell: 1/7
Audrey: 0/6
Berglind: 0/10
Bobbie: 0/10
Bookalicious: 0/10
Brian: 1/7
Brianna: 0/6
Brianna Payne: 13/13 COMPLETE
Bridget: 0/10
Candiss: 6/6 COMPLETE
Casey: 0/5
Cassandra: 10/10 COMPLETE
Cathy: 5/5 COMPLETE
Charlotte: 4/8
Chloe: 12/13
Colby: 0/5
Cosmic: 0/10
Craig: 0/12
Daisy: 0/6
Dana: 13/8 COMPLETE
Dawn: 10/10 COMPLETE
Deborah: 10/7 COMPLETE
DeeDee: 3/12
Dora: 0/4
Eggp: 10/10 COMPLETE
Erika: 12/12 COMPLETE
Erika Lynn: 0/10
Felicia: 8/8 COMPLETE
Haley: 0/10
Heather: 0/15
Helena: 6/20
Jackie: 1/8
JackieChanel: 0/10
Jacqueline: 2/20
Jamie: 17/60
Jayne: 8/12
Jconnon: 0/12
Jeff: 1/?
Jeri: 8/20
Joanne♥: 0/10
Jodi: 9/20
Julie: 0/5
Kadijah Michelle: 0/5
Kaitlin: 0/?
Karena: 10/10 COMPLETE
Karina: 8/8 COMPLETE
Kate: 0/10
Kathyrn: 18/18 COMPLETE
Kelli: 7/12
Kellyanne: 0/5
Kiwi: 0/5
Kristie: 0/4
Lacee: 0/10
Laura: 0/20
Laura Jane: 0/15
Laura Kump: 0/10
Lauren: 0/10
Lianne: 1/12
Lisa: 0/12
Lisa Howe: 0/10
LisaRusso: 0/20
Liz: 5/5 COMPLETE
Londa: 11/10 COMPLETE
Lorelei: 7/7 COMPLETE
Lynn: 15/15 COMPLETE
Maiko: 14/14 COMPLETE
Marina: 10/10 COMPLETE
Marisa: 2/5
Mave: 8/20
Megan: 12/10 COMPLETE
Meimei: 10/10 COMPLETE
Melissa: 9/10
MelissaS: 1/6
Merja: 7/5 COMPLETE
M.H.: 2/10
Mhairi: 0/5
Nancy: 0/12
Natalie: 11/10 COMPLETE
Nathaly: 0/10
Nay: 0/6
Pat: 2/5
Pigletto: 0/10
Robyn: 3/3 COMPLETE
Sara: 0/6
Sarah: 8/15
Sarah Lou: 2/3
Sascha: 1/7
Sharon: 4/12
Sherry: 3/3 COMPLETE
Sibyl: 0/6
SilverRaindrops: 0/17
Sonia: 0/3
Stephan: 2/20
Stephanie: 0/12
Susan: 2/8
Tammie: 0/19
Tasha: 5/5 COMPLETE
Tasheana: 0/5
Terrie: 1/3
Tessa: 4/4 COMPLETE
Victoria: 10/10 COMPLETE


message 3: by Candiss (last edited Oct 21, 2014 03:20PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments I love this challenge idea! I'm a bit of a Listopia addict.


1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (10/21/14)
2. Please Look After Mom - Shin Kyung-Sook (05/02/14)
3. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones (05/29/14)
4. Candide - Voltaire (1001) (03/21/14)
5. Ru - Kim Thúy (05/13/14)
6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (08/16/14)

Read: 6/6


message 4: by Alison (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments put me down for 7. There are 7 books on there that I know off the top of my head that I already own.


message 5: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Yay! So glad you girls joined the challenge! The first ones (:

I'm probably going to be around both your same goals. There are a lot of good challenges later to be revealed so I don't want to go too crazy on each one as well.

@Alison - You posted twice the same thing so I'm just going to remove one for you (:


message 6: by Ashley (new)

Ashley I'm in for this. I'm going to set my goal at 10. There are several on here I want to read. If I reach that goal, I will just add to my list. :)


message 7: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Ashley- Great Ashley! You've got the largest goal so far (:


message 9: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee (Ajax) | 120 comments I'm going to go 8 :)


message 10: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Jodi - Whoa! You are going all out :D
@Ashlee - Great! Will add you up there too Ashlee. I hope you enjoy your first yearly challenge in this group (:


message 11: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments I've decided to go for at least 10 books for this challenge.


message 12: by ZaraS (last edited Dec 10, 2013 10:04PM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Hi Adriana.


Can you please update my goal to 12. Thanks. I'll update my list later.

My List (final):
1. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
2. The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume by Tilar J. Mazzeo
3. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
4. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
5. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
6. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
7. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
8. The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
9. The Third Twin by Ken Follett
10. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
11. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
12. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


message 13: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1912 comments I am a little nervous but I will have a whole year to read. I am just going to have to plan well.


message 14: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Zara- Of course you can! Glad you are joining the challenge (:

@Jodi- I've started planning a little myself and you have plenty of time to read just make sure you are having fun with it (:


message 15: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Jodi wrote: "I am a little nervous but I will have a whole year to read. I am just going to have to plan well."

How many books do you read in a month? If you go for 20, I'd say read 2 books for this challenge a month along with the other books you plan for. Good luck! :)


message 16: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments 6 of these are already in my to-reads, which makes it reasonable to aim for 8!


message 17: by Natalie (last edited Dec 31, 2014 07:50AM) (new)

Natalie | 325 comments I will join this for 10. I have about 8 on my to-read list and I'm sure I will find a few more that interest me.

RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2014

Completed 11 out of 10
1. Code Name Verity - 2/1
2. Paper Towns - 2/10
3. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - 3/11
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 3/20
5. This Song Will Save Your Life - 3/30
6. Dairy Queen - 8/16
7. The Thirteenth Tale - 9/12
8. Neverwhere - 9/22
9. The Knife of Never Letting Go - 12/26
10. Blood Red Road - 12/26
11. A Monster Calls - 12/28


message 18: by Natalie (new)

Natalie | 325 comments Also, I wanted to add this seperately from my challenge post. I'm not sure who the moderator is for the list, but I noticed The King listed. Not only is it the 12th in a series, it's not being released until next year. It's at #91 now. Also on the second page are a few other books from series which aren't the first one.


message 19: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3971 comments Thanks, Natalie! I will remove them. This is the perfect place to mention things like that.


message 20: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1912 comments Ashley wrote: "Jodi wrote: "I am a little nervous but I will have a whole year to read. I am just going to have to plan well."

How many books do you read in a month? If you go for 20, I'd say read 2 books for th..."


I usually read 4 books a month but I am a teacher and off in the summer. I think I read 35 books this summer. 23 of the books are on my "Want to Read" List. Because we can use books for multiple challenges I think I can make it work. I just have to plan well and be aware of the books I am reading. We'll see.


message 21: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 739 comments Since this is a yearly challenge I will try for one a month, so my goal is 12. I have read 8 of the top 10.


message 22: by Sharon (last edited Nov 19, 2013 07:46AM) (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 739 comments Kara wrote: "Thanks, Natalie! I will remove them. This is the perfect place to mention things like that."

Well I plan to read it but #38 Concealed in Death (In Death, #38) by J.D. Robb is the "in death" book coming out in February ... so it probably needs to be removed also.


message 23: by Nathaly (new)

Nathaly | 356 comments I'm in for this one too. Count me in for 10.


message 24: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin (kait-k) | 513 comments So fun! I added five of my favorites to the list. I'll join the challenge too, but I have some major life changes going on and don't want to set a goal yet :-)


message 25: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 50 comments I've added 5 to the list ...
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord The Good Earth  by Pearl S. Buck

Now I'll go and vote for book already on the list that I'd recommend :0)


message 26: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Karina- Added you! Welcome to the group (:
@Natalie- Thanks for the info! I've added you on here as well. I thought the same thing with my goal. I knew I liked about 7 so I rounded up a bit. I'm sure there will be more great books added later.
@Jodi- I don't know why but I usually read less in summer even if I am off...
@Sharon- Thanks for letting me know Sharon! I'll see what I can do. Added you on here.
@Nathaly- Welcome to the challenge!
@Kaitlin- That's alright Kaitlin! Let me know if you do set a goal later on (:


message 27: by Deedee (last edited Nov 22, 2014 12:28AM) (new)

Deedee | 50 comments RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2014

Completed 3 out of 12

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) (2011) by Kendare Blake (01/14/14)
#130 on list as of January 14, 2014

Longbourn by Jo Baker
Longbourn (2013) by Jo Baker (Hardcover, 352 pages)
Finished: 01/27/14
#181 on January 27, 2014

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) (2006) by Scott Lynch(Goodreads Author) (Mass Market Paperback, 722 pages)
Finished: 11/22/14
#261 on list as of November 22,2014


message 28: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Deedee wrote: "I've added 5 to the list ...
The Firebird by Susanna KearsleyWilliam Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian DoescherThe Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown[bookcover:The Best of All Possible Worlds|15..."


Make sure to come back and join the challenge!


message 29: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 581 comments I like the sound of this, but like some of the others, I'll just wait to see what other challenges I'd like to join before I commit to a number.


message 30: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Kathryn wrote: "I like the sound of this, but like some of the others, I'll just wait to see what other challenges I'd like to join before I commit to a number."

But would you still like to be a part of the challenge?


message 31: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3971 comments Sharon wrote: "Kara wrote: "Thanks, Natalie! I will remove them. This is the perfect place to mention things like that."

Well I plan to read it but #38 Concealed in Death (In Death, #38) by J.D. Robb is the "in death" b..."

Good catch--removed.


message 32: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 581 comments Adriana wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I like the sound of this, but like some of the others, I'll just wait to see what other challenges I'd like to join before I commit to a number."

But would you still like to be a p..."


Yes, definitely!


message 33: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Kathryn- Awesome! I'll sign you up.


message 34: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikarae) | 708 comments You can put me down for 8! I actually just bought 2 books on the list today (Neverwhere and Oryx and Crake) and I own a few others that I haven't gotten around to yet.


message 35: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Erika- Awesome! You are killing two birds with one stone (writing that down that saying sounds messed up :P)


message 36: by Haley (new)

Haley Arzt (haleynarzt) | 1 comments I'm in for 10!


message 37: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Haley- Added you to the challenge! Good luck :D


message 38: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1912 comments Erika wrote: "You can put me down for 8! I actually just bought 2 books on the list today (Neverwhere and Oryx and Crake) and I own a few others that I haven't gotten around to yet."

Erika I have Neverwhere too. Maybe in the New Year we can buddy read it.


message 39: by Pat (last edited Mar 03, 2014 05:20AM) (new)

Pat | 101 comments Please include me for 5

2/5

Finished first book of this challenge The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green

Second Book The Night CircusErin Morgenstern


message 40: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Pat- No problem! Welcome to the challenge (:


message 41: by Adriana (last edited Dec 09, 2013 02:40PM) (new)


message 42: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments I had to get rid of Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer from the list because it's a sequel! If the person who put that up wants to you can put up the first book Cinder instead (:


message 43: by Jojobean (last edited Jan 03, 2014 03:59PM) (new)

Jojobean I'll try to read 10 books for now

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message 44: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire- Good luck on your challenge! I signed you up (:


message 45: by ❦Dawn❦ (new)

❦Dawn❦ (sunnyd1) | 180 comments I'm going to aim for 10.


message 46: by SibylM (new)

SibylM (sibyldiane) | 223 comments I am going to go for six.


message 47: by Jeri (new)

Jeri (GlitterQueen) | 141 comments There are SO many good books here I want to read, I'm going to make this my primary source, so put me down for 20! I will pick and choose as I feel like at the time, can't wait to get started.


message 48: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Oct 22, 2014 06:50PM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6454 comments Sign me up for 10!

1. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - completed January 2014

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - completed February 2014

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - completed March 2014

4. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire - completed March 2014

5. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett - completed April 2014

6. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley - completed April 2014

7. The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton - completed May 2014

8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore - completed June 2014

9. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - completed July 2014

10. Unwind by Neal Shusterman - completed July 2014

11. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel - completed July 2014

12. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia - completed October 2014

12/10 - Challenge completed!


message 49: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments @Dawn- Great! Welcome to the challenge (:
@Sibyl- Alright, I'll sign you up!
@Jeri-You have one of the biggest goals. Hope you have fun with this challenge!
@Megan- Done! Have fun reading (:


message 50: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire wrote: "I'll try to read 10 books for now"

I put Joanne♥ as your name in the participation list. Is that alright or would you like your full screen name?


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