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message 1: by Elena (last edited Dec 30, 2016 07:49PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments My Challenges

Completed and Expired Challenges (long-term)
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Long-term Challenges (yearly and open-ended)
NBRC Level 1 of the Serious Readers Challenge for 2015
50 States Challenge (open)
It's All in the Title (open)
The Twelve Towers Challenge (two years)
Fill In the Gaps Project (five years)
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Year Long Challenge (by year)
Reading University Challenge (open)
The Celestial Challenge Part 1, The Celestial Challenge Part 2 (yearly)
Book a Movie Reading Challenge (open)
The Never Ending Series Challenge (open)

Quarterly Challenges
1. Boredom Buster YA Summer Reading Challenge COMPLETE
2. A Summer Romance Reading Challenge COMPLETE

Monthly Challenges 2014
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message 2: by Elena (last edited Dec 20, 2014 06:02PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments Level 1 of the Serious Readers Challenge for 2014
Duration: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Progress:
100/100

February
1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel ***** (319 pages, 2/1/2014)
2. Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown **1/2 (462 p, 2/3/2014)
3. Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer *** (316 p, 2/13/2014)
4. The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2) by Eoin Colfer *** (277 p, 2/19/2014)
5. The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) by Rick Riordan **** (513 p, 2/25/2014) reread
6. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles ****1/2 (336 p, 2/26/2014)
7. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories By Ambrose Bierce **** (172 p, 2/28/2014)
8. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan **** (574 p, 2/28/2014)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2) by Eoin Colfer The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) by Rick Riordan The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories by Ambrose Bierce The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan

March
9. The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver *** (430 p, 3/10/2014)
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ***** (318 p, 3/11/2014)
11. Indigo by Graham Joyce ***1/2 (258 p, 3/14/2014)
12. Red Rising by Pierce Brown ** (382 p, 3/18/2014)
13. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach **** (303 p, 3/20/2014)
14. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett **** (367 p, 3/27/2014)
15. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess **** (213 p, 3/29/2014)
16. The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert W. Chambers **** (320 p, 3/30/2014)
17. The Green Man by Kingsley Amis **** (242 p, 3/31/2014)
18. March Violets (Bernard Gunther #1) by Philip Kerr *** (256 p, 3/31/2014)
The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Indigo by Graham Joyce Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Good Omens by Terry Pratchett A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert W. Chambers The Green Man by Kingsley Amis March Violets (Bernard Gunther, #1) by Philip Kerr

April
19. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan ****1/2 (583 p, 4/11/2014)
20. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare ** (485 p, 4/20/2014)
21. The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley **** (876 p, 4/21/2014)
22. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs ** (348 p, 4/26/2014)
23. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green ****1/2 (229 p, 4/29/2014)
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

May
24. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai **** (184 p, 5/2/2014)
25. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh ***** (384 p, 5/3/2014)
26. The Princess Bride by William Goldman *** (398 p, 5/5/2014)
27. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare *** (453 p, 5/8/2014)
28. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson **** (208 p, 5/9/2014)
29. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare *** (541 p, 5/13/2014)
30. Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne **** (304 p, 5/19/2014)
31. Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West **** (185 p, 5/20/2014)
32. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1) by Douglas Adams ***** (306 p, 5/28/2014)
33. Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker ***1/5 (366 p, 5/30/2014)
34. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams **** (307 p, 5/31/2014)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh The Princess Bride  by William Goldman City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Miss Lonelyhearts/The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams

June
35. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta **** (243 p, 6/4/2014)
36. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami *** (617 p, 6/11/2014)
37. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ***** (304 p, 6/15/2014)
38. Still Life by Louise Penny **** (293 p, 6/20/2014)
39. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart *** (240 p, 6/20/2014)
40. Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber, #1) by Roger Zelazny ** (175 p, 6/23/2014)
41. The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3) by Eoin Colfer **** (352 p, 6/25/2014)
42. The Giver (The Giver Quartet, #1) by Lois Lowry *** (179 p, 6/30/2014)
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta Battle Royale by Koushun Takami Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3) by Eoin Colfer The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry

July
43. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater *** (390 p, 7/6/2014)
44. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen *** (296 p, 7/14/2014)
45. Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury **** (227 p, 7/17/2014)
46. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin ***** (258 p, 7/17/2014)
47. On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers **** (370 p, 7/21/2014)
48. Tinkers by Paul Harding *** (192 p, 7/24/2014)
49. In the Blood by Lisa Unger *** (342 p, 7/26/2014)
50. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury ***** (239 p, 7/29/2014)
51. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin **** (308 p, 7/30/2014)
52. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens ***** (160 p, 7/31/2014)
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Tinkers by Paul Harding In the Blood by Lisa Unger Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1) by Ray Bradbury Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

August
53. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell **** (184 p, 8/1/2014)
54. The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) by Eoin Colfer **** (416 p, 8/2/2014)
55. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman ***** (181 p, 8/4/2014)
56. Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) by Juliet Marillier **** (407 p, 8/6/2014)
57. Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne ***** (320 p, 8/9/2014)
58. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg **** (416 p, 8/12/2014)
59. The Long Walk by Stephen King **** (370 p, 8/15/2014)
60. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan **** (183 p, 8/16/2014)
61. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro **** (258 p, 8/17/2014)
62. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ***** (387 p, 8/20/2014)
63. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers **** (387 p, 8/23/2014)
64. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King **** (231 p, 8/25/2014)
65. If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman *** (201 p, 8/28/2014)
66. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson **** (544 p, 8/29/2014)
67. Half Moon Bay by Helene Young *** (380 p, 8/30/2014)
68. (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn **** (336 p, 8/31/2014)
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins #1) by Scott O'Dell The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) by Eoin Colfer The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) by Juliet Marillier Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg The Long Walk by Richard Bachman Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Half Moon Bay by Helene Young (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

September
69. The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) by Eoin Colfer **** (385 p, 9/3/2014)
70. Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran *** (210 p, 9/6/2014)
71. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky ****1/5 (213 p, 9/8/2014)
72. The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, #1) by James Dashner ** (308 p, 9/10/2014)
73. The Wind from Nowhere (The Elemental Apocalypse Quartet, #1) by J.G. Ballard *** (192 p, 9/16/2014)
74. Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters, #1) by Alethea Kontis **** (308 p, 9/18/2014)
75. Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora Pierce **** (274 p, 9/18/2014)
76. Boy21 by Matthew Quick ***1/5 (250 p, 9/23/2014)
77. Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2) by Diana Wynne Jones ***** (383 p, 9/24/2014)
78. Unwind (Unwind Dystology, #1) by Neal Shusterman **** (335 p, 9/27/2014)
79. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto ** (188 p, 9/30/2014)
The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) by Eoin Colfer Sky Burial An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, #1) by James Dashner The Wind from Nowhere by J.G. Ballard Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1) by Alethea Kontis Alanna The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce Boy21 by Matthew Quick Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2) by Diana Wynne Jones Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

October
80. Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne **** (310 p, 10/2/2014)
81. The Round House by Louise Erdrich **** (321 p, 10/9/2014)
82. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly ***** (344 p, 10/16/2014)
83. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty ***1/5 (394 p, 10/23/2014)
84. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ***** (245 p, 10/25/2014)
85. Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet, #2) by Lois Lowry *** (240 p, 10/28/2014)
86. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros **** (110 p, 10/30/2014)
87. Paper Towns by John Green **** (305 p, 10/31/2014)
88. Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1) by Gary Paulsen *** (208 p, 10/31/2014)
Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne The Round House by Louise Erdrich The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1) by Jacqueline Kelly The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2) by Lois Lowry The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Paper Towns by John Green Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1) by Gary Paulsen


message 3: by Elena (last edited Jan 01, 2015 04:25PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments Level 1 of the Serious Readers Challenge for 2014 (continued)

November

89. Just One Look by Harlan Coben **** (390 p, 11/9/2014)
90. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty ***** (460 p, 11/14/2014)
91. Shallow Graves (John Pellam, #1) by Jeffery Deaver *** (368 p, 11/19/2014)
92. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch ***** (752p, 11/26/2014)
93. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling ***** (223 p, 11/28/2014)
94. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness **** (479 p, 11/30/2014)
95. Panic (Panic, #1) by Lauren Oliver *** (408 p, 11/30/2014)
96. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin **** (135 p, 11/30/2014)
Just One Look by Harlan Coben Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Shallow Graves (John Pellam, #1) by Jeffery Deaver The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness Panic by Lauren Oliver The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

December
97. Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden by Cameron Pierce ** (128 p, 12/4/2014)
98. Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar (202 p, 12/7/2014)
99. Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout *** (335 p, 12/11/2014)
100. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead *** (332 p, 12/18/2014)
Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden by Cameron Pierce Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead

Level 2

101. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis *** (220 p, 12/19/2014)
102. Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts *** (336 p, 12/20/2014)
103. The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh **** (176 p, 12/20/2014)
104. The Sleeping Doll (Kathryn Dance, #1) by Jeffery Deaver *** (448 p, 12/23/2014)
105. Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig ***** (281 p, 12/28/2014)
106. Roadside Crosses (Kathryn Dance, #2) by Jeffery Deaver **** (397 p, 12/29/2014)
107. XO (Kathryn Dance, #3) by Jeffery Deaver **** (385 p, 12/30/2014)
108. Q & A by Vikas Swarup *** (295 p, 12/31/2014)
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh The Sleeping Doll (Kathryn Dance, #1) by Jeffery Deaver Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig Roadside Crosses (Kathryn Dance, #2) by Jeffery Deaver XO (Kathryn Dance, #3) by Jeffery Deaver Q & A by Vikas Swarup


message 4: by Elena (last edited Dec 31, 2016 07:38AM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments Title Challenge: Read the Alphabet COMPLETE
Duration:
January 1,2014 - December 31, 2014
Progress: 26/26

A: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer *** - 2/13/2014
B: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai **** - 5/2/2014
C: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ***** - 6/15/2014
D: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1) by Douglas Adams ***** - 5/28/2014
E: Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters, #1) by Alethea Kontis **** - 9/18/2014
F: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury **** - 7/17/2014
G: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett **** - 3/27/2014
H: Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne **** - 5/19/2014
I: Inferno by Dan Brown **1/2 - 2/3/14
J: Just One Look by Harlan Coben **** - 11/9/2014
K: Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig ***** - 12/28/2014
L: Life of Pi by Yann Martel ***** - 2/1/14
M: March Violets (Bernard Gunther, #1) by Philip Kerr *** - 3/31/2014
N: Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber, #1) by Roger Zelazny ** - 6/23/2014
O: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers **** - 7/21/2014
P: Paper Towns by John Green **** - 10/31/2014
Q: Q & A by Vikas Swarup *** - 12/31/2014
R: Red Rising by Pierce Brown ** - 3/18/2014
S: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach **** - 3/20/2014
T: Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker ***1/5 - 5/30/2014
U: Unwind (Unwind Dystology, #1) by Neal Shusterman **** - 9/27/2014
V: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead *** - 12/18/2014
W: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart *** - 6/20/2014
X: XO (Kathryn Dance, #3) by Jeffery Deaver **** - 12/30/2014
Y: Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts *** - 12/20/2014
Z: Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar * - 12/7/2014

Life of Pi by Yann Martel Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Good Omens by Terry Pratchett March Violets (Bernard Gunther, #1) by Philip Kerr Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1) by Roger Zelazny Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1; Books of Arilland #1) by Alethea Kontis Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman Paper Towns by John Green Just One Look by Harlan Coben Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig XO (Kathryn Dance, #3) by Jeffery Deaver Q & A by Vikas Swarup


Author Alphabet Reading Challenge: 2014 COMPLETE
Duration: January 1,2014 - December 31, 2014

Progress:
26/26

A: Amis, Kingsley The Green Man **** - 3/31/2014
B: Brown, Dan Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) **1/2 - 2/3/14
C: Colfer, Eoin Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) *** - 2/13/2014
D: Deaver, Jeffery The Blue Nowhere *** - 3/10/2014
E: Erdrich Louise The Round House **** - 10/9/2014
F: Fowles, John The French Lieutenant's Woman ****1/2 - 2/26/2014
G: Green, John The Fault in Our Stars ***** - 3/11/2014
H: Hearne, Kevin Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) **** - 5/19/2014
I: Ishiguro, Kazuo The Remains of the Day **** - 8/17/2014
J: Joyce, Graham Indigo ***1/2 - 3/14/2014
K: Kerr, Philip March Violets (Bernard Gunther, #1) *** - 3/31/2014
L: Lockhart, E. We Were Liars *** - 6/20/2014
M: Martel, Yann Life of Pi ***** - 2/1/14
N: Ness, Patrick The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness **** - 11/30/2014
O: O'Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins **** - 8/1/2014
P: Pratchett, Terry Good Omens (co-authored with Neil Gaiman) **** - 3/27/2014
Q: Quick, Matthew Boy21 ***1/5 - 9/23/2014
R: Riordan, Rick The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) **** - 2/25/2014
S: Stiefvater, Maggie Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) *** - 7/6/2014
T: Takami, Koushun Battle Royale *** - 6/11/2014
U: Unger, Lisa In the Blood *** - 7/26/2014
V: Vonnegut, Kurt Cat's Cradle ***** - 6/15/2014
W: West, Nathanael Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust **** - 5/20/2014
X: Xue, Xinran Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet *** - 9/6/2014
Y: Young, Helene Half Moon Bay *** - 8/30/2014
Z: Zevin, Gabrielle The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry ***** - 7/17/2014

Life of Pi by Yann Martel Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) by Rick Riordan The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Indigo by Graham Joyce Good Omens by Terry Pratchett The Green Man by Kingsley Amis March Violets (Bernard Gunther, #1) by Philip Kerr Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Miss Lonelyhearts / The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West Battle Royale by Koushun Takami Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin In the Blood by Lisa Unger Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1) by Scott O'Dell The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Half Moon Bay by Helene Young Sky Burial An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran Boy21 by Matthew Quick The Round House by Louise Erdrich The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness


message 5: by Elena (last edited Apr 19, 2015 10:03AM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments Setting Alphabet Reading Challenge
Duration:
February 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015 (extended till March 31, 2015) COMPLETE
Progress: 26/26

A: Amsterdam, Netherlands - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ***** - 3/11/2014
B: Berlin, Germany - March Violets by Philip Kerr *** - 3/31/2014
C: Copenhagen, Denmark - The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen *** - 2/28/2015
D: Delhi, India - Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar * - 12/7/2014
E: Ekali, Greece - Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis *** - 12/19/2014
F: Florence, Italy - Inferno by Dan Brown **1/2 - 2/3/14
G: Gladbeck, Germany - The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin **** - 3/19/2015
H: Half Moon Bay, NSW (Australia) - Half Moon Bay by Helene Young *** - 8/30/2014
I: Istanbul, Turkey (Ottoman Empire) - Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld **** - 1/8/2015
J: Johannesburg, South Africa - Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
K: Kingston, Jamaica - On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers **** - 7/21/2014
L: Lyme Regis, England (UK) - The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles ****1/2 - 2/26/2014
M: Moscow, Russia - Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts *** - 12/20/2014
N: Nairobi, Kenya - Nairobi Heat by Mukoma wa Ngugi * - 3/29/2015
O: Oslo, Norway - The Son by Jo Nesbø **** - 3/31/2015
P: Pondicherry, India - Life of Pi by Yann Martel ***** - 2/1/14
Q: Qinghai region, Tibet - Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran *** - 9/6/2014
R: Rome, Italy - Indigo by Graham Joyce ***1/2 - 3/14/2014
S: Sydney, Australia - Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta **** - 6/4/2014
T: Taipei, Taiwan - The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) by Eoin Colfer **** - 9/3/2014
U: Utrecht, Netherlands - Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman **** - 2/7/2015
V: Valladolid, Mexico - Just One Year (Just One Day, #2) by Gayle Forman *** - 2/10/2015
W: Warsaw, Poland - The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer
X: Xiamen, China Reamde by Neal Stephenson **** - 1/17/2015
Y: Ystad, Sweden - Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) by Henning Mankell **** - 1/31/2015
Z: Zürich, Switzerland - The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1) by Robert Ludlum *** - 3/30/2015

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green March Violets (Bernard Gunther, #1) by Philip Kerr The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin Half Moon Bay by Helene Young Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts Nairobi Heat by Mukoma wa Ngugi The Son by Jo Nesbø Life of Pi by Yann Martel Sky Burial An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran Indigo by Graham Joyce Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) by Eoin Colfer Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman Just One Year (Just One Day, #2) by Gayle Forman Reamde by Neal Stephenson Faceless Killers (Wallander #1) by Henning Mankell The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1) by Robert Ludlum


message 6: by Elena (last edited Dec 30, 2016 03:36PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments 50 States Challenge
Duration: February 1, 2014 - Open
Progress:
22/50

Alabama (AL) - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe | Fannie Flagg | 8/12/2014 | ★★★★
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ) - Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) | Kevin Hearne | 5/19/2014 | ★★★★
Arkansas (AR)
California (CA) - The Loved One | Evelyn Waugh | 12/20/2014| ★★★★
Colorado (CO)
Connecticut (CT) - The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin | 11/30/2014 | ★★★★
Delaware (DE) - Fight Club | Chuck Palahniuk | 2/15/2015 | ★★★
Florida (FL) - Paper Towns | John Green | 10/31/2014 | ★★★★
Georgia (GA) - Lost Lake | Sarah Addison Allen | 7/14/2014 | ★★★
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
Illinois (IL) - Indigo | Graham Joyce | 3/14/2014 | ★★★1/2
Indiana (IN) - The Fault in Our Stars | John Green | 3/11/2014 | ★★★★★
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA) - Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) | Anne Rice | 8/9/2016 | ★★★★
Maine (ME) - The Long Walk | Stephen King | 8/15/2014 | ★★★★
Maryland (MD) - Digital Fortress | Dan Brown | 8/5/2016 | ★★
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI)
Minnesota (MN) - Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) | Maggie Stiefvater | 7/6/2014 | ★★★
Mississippi (MS) - The Help | Kathryn Stockett | 7/1/2016 | ★★★★
Missouri (MO) - Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn | 4/10/2015 | ★★★★★
Montana (MT) - Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) | Richelle Mead | 12/18/2014 | ★★★
Nebraska (NE)
Nevada (NV)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY) - Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin | 7/30/2014 | ★★★★
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND) - The Round House | Louise Erdrich | 10/9/2014 | ★★★★
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
Oregon (OR)
Pennsylvania (PA) - The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky | 9/8/2014 | ★★★★
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC) - Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson | 8/16/2016 | ★★★★★
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN) - An Abundance of Katherines | John Green | 4/29/2014 | ★★★★
Texas (TX) - The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate | Jacqueline Kelly | 10/16/2014 | ★★★★★
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
Virginia (VA)
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
Wisconsin (WI)
Wyoming (WY)

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Paper Towns by John Green Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen Indigo by Graham Joyce The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice The Long Walk by Richard Bachman Digital Fortress by Dan Brown Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater The Help by Kathryn Stockett Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin The Round House by Louise Erdrich The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson An Abundance of Katherines by John Green The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1) by Jacqueline Kelly


message 7: by Elena (last edited Feb 14, 2015 08:35PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments Stuck in a Rut challenge COMPLETE
Duration: January 30, 2014 - January 29, 2015
Level: Die Hard


TASK ONE: A Mix of Old and New

* Read 1 complete Trilogy

1. Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld **** - 1/3/2014
2. Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld **** - 1/8/2015
3. Goliath (Leviathan, #3) by Scott Westerfeld **** - 1/29/2015
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Goliath (Leviathan, #3) by Scott Westerfeld

* Read 2 books that have your Favorite Color on the cover
1. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen *** - 7/14/2014 (green)
2. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly ***** - 10/16/2014 (yellow)
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1) by Jacqueline Kelly

* Read 3 books from your Favorite Author/s
1. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1) by Douglas Adams ***** - 5/28/2014
2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman ***** - 8/4/2014
3. The Long Walk by Stephen King **** - 8/15/2014
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman The Long Walk by Richard Bachman

* Read 4 Different New to You Authors
1. Yann Martel - Life of Pi ***** - 2/1/2014
2. John Green - The Fault in Our Stars ***** - 3/11/2014
3. Graham Joyce - Indigo ***1/2 - 3/14/2014
4. Kingsley Amis - The Green Man **** - 3/31/2014
Life of Pi by Yann Martel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Indigo by Graham Joyce The Green Man by Kingsley Amis

* Read 5 Different Genres
1. Historical Fiction The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles ****1/2 - 2/26/2014
2. Non Fiction Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach **** - 3/20/2014
3. Fantasy Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett **** - 3/27/2014
4. Science Fiction A Clockwork Orange **** - 3/29/2014
5. Classics The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories **** - 3/30/2014
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Good Omens by Terry Pratchett A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert W. Chambers


TASK TWO: Books of All Sizes

* Read 2 Short Stories (Less than 100 pages)

1. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce ***** - 2/28/2014 (24 pages)
2. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West *** - 5/20/2014 (80 pages)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West

* Read 2 Novellas (Less than 200 pages)
1. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai **** - 5/2/2014 (184 pages)
2. The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh **** - 12/20/2014 (176 pages)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

* Read 2 Novels (200-400 pages)
1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman *** - 5/5/2014 (398 pages)
2. Saving Francesca **** by Melina Marchetta - 6/4/2014 (243 pages)
The Princess Bride  by William Goldman Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

* Read 2 Chunky books (More than 400 pages)
1. The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley **** - 4/21/2014 (876 pages)
2. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami *** - 6/11/2014 (617 pages)
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

TASK THREE:
* Read a complete series from book 1 through to the last published book at the time of the challenge


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

1. Artemis Fowl *** - 2/13/2014
2. The Arctic Incident *** - 2/19/2014
3. The Eternity Code **** - 6/25/2014
4. The Opal Deception **** - 8/2/2014
5. The Lost Colony **** - 9/3/2014
6. The Time Paradox *** - 1/20/2015
7. The Atlantis Complex *** - 1/25/2015
8. The Last Guardian *** - 1/28/2015
Artemis Fowl  by Eoin Colfer The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) by Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer


message 8: by Elena (last edited Jan 03, 2018 07:44PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments It’s All In The Title
Start:
January 30, 2014 - open
Level: Difficult - 10

Color DONE
(view spoiler)
The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver Indigo by Graham Joyce Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert W. Chambers The Green Man by Kingsley Amis My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland The Color Purple by Alice Walker Grey Mask (Miss Silver, #1) by Patricia Wentworth Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe, #9) by Rex Stout

Sky (cloud, star, moon, sun, etc.) DONE
(view spoiler)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Food or Drink DONE
(view spoiler)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1) by Ray Bradbury Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Vodka Doesn't Freeze (Detective Jill Jackson, #1) by Leah Giarratano The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Body of Water (sea, pond, creek, etc.) DONE
(view spoiler)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories by Ambrose Bierce Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Half Moon Bay by Helene Young The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Solitude Creek (Kathryn Dance, #4) by Jeffery Deaver The Pool of Fire (The Tripods, #3) by John Christopher Voodoo River (Elvis Cole, #5) by Robert Crais

Person’s First or Last Name DONE
(view spoiler)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Rosemary's Baby (Rosemary's Baby, #1) by Ira Levin Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1) by Jacqueline Kelly The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1) by Lisa Lutz

Romantic Word (kiss, wedding, bride, etc.) DONE
(view spoiler)
The Princess Bride by William Goldman Miss Lonelyhearts / The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig XO (Kathryn Dance, #3) by Jeffery Deaver Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis Sepúlveda More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera Black Heart (Curse Workers, #3) by Holly Black The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

One Word Title DONE
(view spoiler)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1; Books of Arilland #1) by Alethea Kontis Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Panic (Panic, #1) by Lauren Oliver

Number in Title DONE
(view spoiler)
Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1) by Roger Zelazny Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Alanna The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora Pierce Boy21 by Matthew Quick Just One Look by Harlan Coben The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) by Robin Sloan 11/22/63 by Stephen King The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (Adrian Mole, #1) by Sue Townsend


message 9: by Elena (last edited Jan 03, 2018 07:57PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments It's All in the Title CONTINUED

Type of home (house, manor, cabin, etc)
1. The House of Hades | Rick Riordan | 4/11/2014 | ★★★★1/2
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children | Ransom Riggs | 4/26/2014 | ★★
3. Castle in the Air | Diana Wynne Jones | 9/24/2014 | ★★★★★
4. The Round House | Louise Erdrich | 10/9/2014 | ★★★★
5. Digital Fortress | Dan Brown | 8/5/2016 | ★★
6. House of Many Ways | Diana Wynne Jones | 10/11/2016 | ★★★★
7. Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone | Stefan Kiesbye | 3/31/17 | ★★★★
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9.
10.
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2) by Diana Wynne Jones The Round House by Louise Erdrich Digital Fortress by Dan Brown House of Many Ways (Howl's Moving Castle, #3) by Diana Wynne Jones Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye

Family Member
1. The Son of Neptune | Rick Riordan | 2/25/2014 | ★★★★
2. The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty | 10/23/2014 | ★★★1/2
3. The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin | 11/30/2014 | ★★★★
4. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession | Apostolos Doxiadis | 12/19/2014 | ★★★
5. The Son | Jo Nesbø | 3/31/2015 | ★★★★
6. The Paris Wife | Paula McLain | 7/13/17 | ★★★
7. The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt | 8/21/17 | ★★★
8. The Children of Hypnos | Francesca Zappia | 12/28/17 | ★★★
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10.
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) by Rick Riordan The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis The Son by Jo Nesbø The Paris Wife by Paula McLain The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt The Children of Hypnos by Francesca Zappia

Bonus

Cultural
DONE
(view spoiler)
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley Sky Burial An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer Nairobi Heat by Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie The Turkish Gambit (Erast Fandorin Mysteries, #2) by Boris Akunin The Athenian Murders by José Carlos Somoza Pietr the Latvian (Maigret, #1) by Georges Simenon Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

A profession DONE
(view spoiler)
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Tinkers by Paul Harding Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa Born Standing Up A Comic's Life by Steve Martin The Hangman (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6.5) by Louise Penny The State Counsellor (Erast Fandorin Mysteries, #6) by Boris Akunin

Animal DONE
(view spoiler)
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1) by Scott O'Dell Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden by Cameron Pierce The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz Golden Bats & Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrell Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness, #4) by Tamora Pierce The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden

Body part
1. City of Bones | Cassandra Clare | 4/20/2014 | ★★
2. In the Blood | Lisa Unger | 7/26/2014 | ★★★
3. The Eye of Minds | James Dashner | 9/10/2014 | ★★
4. Yellow Blue Tibia | Adam Roberts | 12/20/2014 | ★★★
5. In the Hand of the Goddess | Tamora Pierce | 5/16/2015 | ★★★★
6. The Bone Collector | Jeffery Deaver | 6/22/2016 | ★★★
7. A Severed Head | Iris Murdoch | 9/28/2016 | ★★★★
8. Cold Cold Heart | Tami Hoag | 10/29/2016 | ★★★
9. I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman | Nora Ephron | 12/27/2016 | ★★★
10.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare In the Blood by Lisa Unger The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, #1) by James Dashner Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, #2) by Tamora Pierce The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1) by Jeffery Deaver A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag I Feel Bad about My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

Clothing
1. Al Capone Does My Shirts | Gennifer Choldenko | 2/20/2015 | ★★★★
2. The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie | 1/6/2017 | ★★★
3. Serafina and the Black Cloak | Robert Beatty | 9/22/17 | ★★★★
4. Red Glove | Holly Black | 10/4/17 | ★★★★
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1) by Gennifer Choldenko The Man in the Brown Suit (Colonel Race #1) by Agatha Christie Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1) by Robert Beatty Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black


message 10: by Elena (last edited Dec 30, 2016 08:33PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments 2014 New Releases Reading Challenge

Total Books Read:

Released in January

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy, #2) by Mark Frost In the Blood by Lisa Unger On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee Peace in Amber The World of Kurt Vonnegut by Hugh Howey Shovel Ready (Spademan, #1) by Adam Sternbergh Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) by Rosamund Hodge Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

Released in February
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer Something Real (Something Real, #1) by Heather Demetrios Europe in Sepia by Dubravka Ugrešić The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy, #3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Released in March
Panic by Lauren Oliver Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1) by Sally Green The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh Mount Terminus by David Grand Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald Sleep Donation by Karen Russell The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas

Released in April
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Frog Music by Emma Donoghue The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Released in May
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Authority (Southern Reach, #2) by Jeff VanderMeer The Painter by Peter Heller The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris We Were Liars by E. Lockhart The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare

Released in June
Euphoria by Lily King Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) by Leigh Bardugo Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7) by Kevin Hearne Cop Town by Karin Slaughter The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith

Released in July
Conversion by Katherine Howe How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton California by Edan Lepucki Landline by Rainbow Rowell Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1) by Joe Abercrombie The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Released in August
The Islands at the End of the World (Islands at the End of the World, #1) by Austin Aslan The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3) by Lev Grossman Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3) by Stephanie Perkins Lock In (Lock In, #1) by John Scalzi The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10) by Louise Penny The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Released in September
Acceptance (Southern Reach, #3) by Jeff VanderMeer The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell The Drop by Dennis Lehane Stone Mattress Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Released in October


Released in November


Released in December


message 11: by Elena (last edited Sep 16, 2014 07:19PM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments The Twelve Towers Challenge
Duration:
Quick as a Bunny (March 15, 2014 - March 15, 2016)
Progress: 9/78

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
1. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
2. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
3. Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston
4. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
7. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro **** - 8/17/2014
8. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
9. The Human Stain by Philip Roth
10. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
11. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren The Cider House Rules by John Irving Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier The Human Stain by Philip Roth Brave New World by Aldous Huxley The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
3. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
4. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
5. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
7. The Luminariesby Eleanor Catton
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
9. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
10. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell The Long Earth (The Long Earth #1) by Terry Pratchett The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1-5) by Douglas Adams The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
1. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan ****1/2 - 4/11/2014
2. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare *** - 5/8/2014
3. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams **** - 5/31/2014
4. The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3) by Eoin Colfer **** - 6/25/2014)
5. Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne ***** - 8/9/2014
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The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3) by Eoin Colfer Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case
1. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West (short novel, 80 pages) - read 5/20/2014
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3.
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs ** - 4/26/2014
5. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
6. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
7. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare ** - 4/20/2014
Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
1. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads (only adding books that I wasn't going to read)
1. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
2. The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q # 1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen
3. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
4. Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann
5. Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1) by Derek Landy
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1) by Derek Landy

4 books that you started but never finished
1. A Question of Upbringing (A Dance to the Music of Time #1) by Anthony Powell
2. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3.
4.

3 books that you've already read before
1. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
2. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
3.

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
1. Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer
2. The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer The Once and Future King (Camelot Motion Picture Edition) by T.H. White

1 book that intimidates you
Ulysses by James Joyce or Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


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Elena  | 1386 comments Fill in the Gaps Project
Duration:
3/29/2014 - 3/29/2019
Progress: 20/100

1. Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) | Frank Herbert
2. Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) | Orson Scott Card | 6/8/17 | ★★★
3. The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, #1-3) | Isaac Asimov
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams | 8/3/16 | ★★★★★
5. Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein
6. Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury | 7/17/14 | ★★★★
7. Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) | William Gibson
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) | Arthur C. Clarke
9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? | Philip K. Dick | 10/22/16 | ★★★
10. Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) | Larry Niven
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1) by Philip K. Dick

11. I, Robot (Robot, #0.1) | Isaac Asimov | 8/8/17 | ★★★★
12. Starship Troopers | Robert A. Heinlein
13. Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1) | Arthur C. Clarke
14. Hyperion | Dan Simmons
15. Brave New World | Aldous Huxley | 8/30/16 | ★★★★★
16. The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) | Joe Haldeman
17. The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #4) | Ursula K. Le Guin
18. The Man in the High Castle | Philip K. Dick
19. The Stars My Destination | Alfred Bester
20. Lord of Light | Roger Zelazny
I, Robot (Robot #0.1) by Isaac Asimov Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

21. Solaris | Stanisław Lem | 9/24/17 |★★★★
22. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | Jules Verne
23. Cat's Cradle | Kurt Vonnegut | 6/15/14 | ★★★★★
24. Ubik | Philip K. Dick
25. The Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
26. Contact | Carl Sagan
27. The Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham | 3/6/17 | ★★★★
28. A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1) | Walter M. Miller Jr.
29. Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1) | Kim Stanley Robinson
30. The Dispossessed | Ursula K. Le Guin
Solaris by Stanisław Lem Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

31. Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
32. To Your Scattered Bodies Go | Philip José Farmer
33. A Scanner Darkly | Philip K. Dick
34. Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
35. Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) | John Scalzi | 7/2/17 | ★★★★
36. The Demolished Man | Alfred Bester
37. The Door Into Summer | Robert A. Heinlein
38. The Stainless Steel Rat | Harry Harrison
39. A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1) | Edgar Rice Burroughs
40. Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1) | Connie Willis
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) by John Scalzi

41. The Martian Chronicles | Ray Bradbury | 9/19/16 | ★★★★
42. Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
43. The Road | Cormac McCarthy | 11/5/16 | ★★★★
44. Roadside Picnic | Arkady Strugatsky | 11/29/16 | ★★★★
45. I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
46. Anathem | Neal Stephenson
47. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Robert Louis Stevenson | 12/30/16 | ★★★★★
48. Planet of the Apes | Pierre Boulle
49. Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1) | Iain M. Banks
50. On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1) | David Weber
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury The Road by Cormac McCarthy Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

51. Burning Chrome | William Gibson
52. Anthem | Ayn Rand
53. The Windup Girl | Paolo Bacigalupi
54. The Sparrow | Mary Doria Russell
55. On the Beach | Nevil Chute
56. Pattern Recognition | William Gibson
57. We | Yevgeny Zamyatin
58. The Drowned World | J.G. Ballard
59. Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) | Margaret Atwood
60. Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) | Octavia E. Butler

61. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War | Max Brooks
62. Ready Player One | Ernest Cline | 4/10/17 | ★★★
63. The Algebraist | Iain M. Banks
64. The Long Walk | Richard Bachman | 8/15/14 | ★★★★
65. The White Mountains (The Tripods, #1) | John Christopher | 7/6/16 | ★★★
66. Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
67. The Martian | Andy Weir | 2/12/16 | ★★★★
68. Embassytown | China Mieville
69. Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) | Hugh Howey | 2/7/16 | ★★★★
70. Those Who Survive | Kir Bulychev
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline The Long Walk by Richard Bachman The White Mountains (The Tripods, #1) by John Christopher The Martian by Andy Weir Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) by Hugh Howey

71.


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Elena  | 1386 comments 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Year Long Challenge

Previously read:

(view spoiler)

Read in 2014:

1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel **** - 2/1/2014
2. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles ****1/2 - 2/26/2014
3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess **** - 3/29/2014
4. The Green Man by Kingsley Amis **** - 3/31/2014
5. Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West **** - 5/20/2014
6. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1) by Douglas Adams ***** - 5/28/2014
7. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams **** - 5/31/2014
8. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ***** - 6/15/2014
9. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens ***** - 7/31/2014
10. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro ***** - 8/17/2014

Life of Pi by Yann Martel The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Green Man by Kingsley Amis Miss Lonelyhearts/The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Read in 2015:


message 14: by Elena (last edited Apr 19, 2015 10:21AM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments Decades Challenge 2014
Duration:
January 4, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Level VIII
Progress: 52/95

2014
(view spoiler)
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin In the Blood by Lisa Unger (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Panic by Lauren Oliver

2013
(view spoiler)
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Half Moon Bay by Helene Young The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, #1) by James Dashner The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

2012
(view spoiler)
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1) by Alethea Kontis Boy21 by Matthew Quick The Round House by Louise Erdrich XO (Kathryn Dance, #3) by Jeffery Deaver

2011
(view spoiler)
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) by Rick Riordan Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2010
(view spoiler)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

2009
(view spoiler)
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1) by Jacqueline Kelly Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts Roadside Crosses (Kathryn Dance, #2) by Jeffery Deaver Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

2008
(view spoiler)
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Tinkers by Paul Harding Paper Towns by John Green The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden by Cameron Pierce

2007
(view spoiler)
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) by Juliet Marillier Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead The Sleeping Doll (Kathryn Dance, #1) by Jeffery Deaver

2006
(view spoiler)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) by Eoin Colfer The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch

2005
(view spoiler)
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto


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Elena  | 1386 comments Reading University Challenge
Duration:
05/01/2014 - until finished

Associates Degree
Science: Science Fiction Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1) by Douglas Adams ***** - 5/28/2014
Literature: American Novel Tinkers by Paul Harding *** - 7/24/2014
History:
Social Sciences: Political Science (set in China during Cultural Revolution) Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai **** - 5/2/2014
Art: Fine Arts - fiction or non-fiction book where a fine art piece(s) or a fine artist(s) plays a major role in the plot Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1) by Louise Penny **** - 6/20/2014
Language:
Athletics:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Tinkers by Paul Harding Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny


message 16: by Elena (last edited May 12, 2015 09:07AM) (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments The Celestial Challenge
Duration: 4/19/2014 - 4/18/2015
Constellations read: 38/88
Total Books Read: 38/?

Constellations by Month (Part 1)

JANUARY:

Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter) - City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) | Cassandra Clare | 5/8/2014 | ★★★ - the book is about a race of warriors who call themselves Shadowhunters
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare

FEBRUARY:
Auriga (Charioteer) - The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) | Rick Riordan | 4/7/2015 | ★★★★ - characters participate in a chariot race
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog) - Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles #2) | Kevin Hearne | 4/9/2014 | ★★★★ - one of the characters is a wolfhound - a very large dog
Columba (Dove) - The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate | Jacqueline Kelly | 10/16/2014 | ★★★★★ - birds on the cover
Gemini (Twins) - The Thirteenth Tale | Diane Setterfield | 5/2/2015 | ★★★★ - story about twins
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn) - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone | J.K. Rowling | 11/28/2014 | ★★★★★ - unicorn plays a part in the narration
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel) Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) | Louise Penny | 6/20/2014 | ★★★★ - painting plays an important role in the narrative
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1) by Jacqueline Kelly The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny

MARCH:
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy) - The Loved One | Evelyn Waugh | 12/20/2014 | ★★★★ - dog on the cover
Carina (Keel of a Ship) - Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson | 10/25/2014 | ★★★★ - characters sail to the island on a ship
Lynx (Cat) - Cat's Cradle | Kurt Vonnegut | 6/15/2014 | ★★★★★ - title
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship) - On Stranger Tides | Tim Powers | 7/21/2014 | ★★★★ - takes part on a pirate ship, including poop deck
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

APRIL:
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup) City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) | Cassandra Clare | 4/20/2014 | ★★ - plot centers around the artifact called the Mortal Cup
Hydra (Female Water Snake) - The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) | Rick Riordan | 4/19/2015 | ★★★★ - characters are fighting various monsters including hydras
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub) - Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) | Tamora Pierce | 9/21/2014 | ★★★★ - name of the series
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant) - Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) | Scott Westerfeld | 1/3/2015 | ★★★★ - sextant is used to navigate
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan Alanna The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora Pierce Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

MAY:
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs) - Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) | Kevin Hearne | 5/19/2014 | ★★★★ - hound (hunting dog) in the title
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse) - The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) | Rick Riordan | 5/9/2015 | ★★★★ - one of the characters is a centaur
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair) - Panic (Panic, #1) | Lauren Oliver | 11/30/2014 | ★★★ - hair on the cover
Corvus (Raven/Crow) - Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1) | Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban | 2/28/2015 | ★★ - (view spoiler)
Crux (Cross) - Roadside Crosses (Kathryn Dance, #2) | Jeffery Deaver | 12/29/2015 | ★★★★ - cross on the cover and in the title
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin) - Obsidian (Lux, #1) | Jennifer L. Armentrout | 12/11/2014 | ★★★ - main character is a virgin
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan Panic by Lauren Oliver Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1) by Abigail Roux Roadside Crosses (Kathryn Dance, #2) by Jeffery Deaver Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

JUNE:
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf) Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) | Maggie Stiefvater | 7/6/2014 | ★★★ - werewolves, name of the series
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater


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Elena  | 1386 comments Constellations by Month (Part 2)

JULY:

Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise) - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress | Dai Sijie | 3/2/2015 | ★★★★ - shoes but no feet on the cover :)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens (Snake)
Triangulum Australe (The Southern Triangle)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

AUGUST:
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

SEPTEMBER:
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan) - The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) | Marion Zimmer Bradley | 4/21/2014 | ★★★★ - swan on the book cover
Delphinus (Dolphin) - Island of the Blue Dolphins | Scott O'Dell | 8/1/2014 | ★★★★ - title
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian) - Q & A | Vikas Swarup | 12/31/2014 | ★★★ - set in India, author and main character are Indian
Microscopium (Microscope) - Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession | Apostolos Doxiadis | 12/19/2014 | ★★★ - book about scientists
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins #1) by Scott O'Dell Q & A by Vikas Swarup Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis

OCTOBER:
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King) - The Long Walk | Stephen King | 8/15/2015 | ★★★★ - author's name
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight) - The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8) | Eoin Colfer | 1/28/2015 | ★★★ - eighth book in the series
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg) - The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) | Rick Riordan | 4/11/2015 | ★★★★ - Pegasus on the cover
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)
The Long Walk by Richard Bachman The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8) by Eoin Colfer The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan

NOVEMBER:
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman) - Room | Emma Donoghue | 4/22/2015 | ★★★★ - female character is kidnapped and held captive
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen) - The Princess Bride | William Goldman | 5/5/2014 | ★★★ - heroine becomes queen for a very brief moment
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)
Room by Emma Donoghue The Princess Bride  by William Goldman

DECEMBER:
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark) - Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden | Cameron Pierce | 12/4/2014 | ★★ - title
Eridanus (Po River/River) - Rivers of London (Peter Grant, #1) | Ben Aaronovitch | 4/15/2015 | ★★★★ - title
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier) - Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury | 7/17/2014 | ★★★★ - title
Horologium (Clock) Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) | Rysa Walker | 5/30/2014 | ★★★1/2 - title
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus - The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) | Rick Riordan | 3/28/2015 | ★★★★ - main character's name is Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle) - Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro | 4/4/2015 - love triangle
Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden by Cameron Pierce Rivers of London (Peter Grant, #1) by Ben Aaronovitch Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


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Elena  | 1386 comments Book a Movie Reading Challenge
Duration: 6/1/2014 - Open
Level: Winner 16 + books
Progress: 0/16+

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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Elena  | 1386 comments NBRC Level 1 of the Serious Readers Challenge for 2015
Duration:
1/1/15 - 12/31/15
Progress: 11/100

January
1. Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) | Scott Westerfeld | 1/3/2015 | ★★★★
2. Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) | Scott Westerfeld | 1/8/2015 | ★★★★
3. Reamde | Neal Stephenson | 1/17/2015 | ★★★★
4. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler | Italo Calvino | 1/18/2014 | ★★★★
5. The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6) | Eoin Colfer | 1/20/2015 | ★★★
6. The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7) | Eoin Colfer | 1/25/2015 | ★★
7. Divergent (Divergent, #1) | Veronica Roth | 1/27/2015 | ★★★★
8. The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8) | Eoin Colfer | 1/28/2015 | ★★★
9. Goliath (Leviathan, #3) | Scott Westerfeld | 1/29/2015 | ★★★★
10. The Dark Horse | Marcus Sedgwick | 1/31/2015 | ★★★
11. Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) | Henning Mankell | 1/31/2015 | ★★★★
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Reamde by Neal Stephenson If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6) by Eoin Colfer The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7) by Eoin Colfer Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8) by Eoin Colfer Goliath (Leviathan, #3) by Scott Westerfeld The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick Faceless Killers (Wallander #1) by Henning Mankell

February
12. Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) | Gayle Forman | 2/7/2015 | ★★★★
13. Just One Year (Just One Day, #2) | Gayle Forman | 2/10/2015 | ★★★
14. Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) | Gayle Forman | 2/11/2015 | ★★★★
15. Fight Club | Chuck Palahniuk | 2/15/2015 | ★★★
16. Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1) | Gennifer Choldenko | 2/20/2015 | ★★★★
17. The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1) | Lisa Lutz | 2/24/2015 | ★★★★
18. Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) | Stephanie Perkins | 2/26/2015 | ★★★
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Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman Just One Year (Just One Day, #2) by Gayle Forman Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) by Gayle Forman Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1) by Gennifer Choldenko The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1) by Lisa Lutz Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins


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Elena  | 1386 comments Author Alphabet Reading Challenge 2015
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January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Progress: 1/26

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Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld


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Elena  | 1386 comments The Bad, The Scary and The Terrifying: An A to Z Challenge
Duration:
10/31/2014 - 3/12/18
Progress: 26/26

A: Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer | 9/28/17 | ★★★★
B: The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie | 9/23/2016 | ★★★★
C: Circle of Evil | Carolyn Keene | 11/4/2016 | ★★★
D: The Death of Achilles | Boris Akunin | 10/18/2016 | ★★★
E: Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia | 12/23/17 | ★★★★
F: Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell | 1/31/2015 | ★★★★
G: Grave Peril | Jim Butcher | 3/14/17 | ★★★
H: The Hangman | Louise Penny | 12/1/2016 | ★★★
I: Interview with the Vampire | Anne Rice | 8/12/2016 | ★★★★
J: John Dies at the End | David Wong | 12/6/17 | ★★★
K: Kiss of the Spider Woman | Manuel Puig | 12/28/2014 | ★★★★★
L: Lord Edgware Dies | Agatha Christie | 9/9/2016 | ★★★★
M: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts | Amos Tutuola | 3/2/2015 | ★★★
N: Nightmares! | Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller | 12/6/17 | ★★★★
O: Old Man's War | John Scalzi | 7/2/17 | ★★★★
P: The Pool of Fire | John Christopher | 12/5/2016 | ★★
Q: Quicksand | Jun'ichirō Tanizaki | 3/12/18 | ★★★★
R: A Rule Against Murder | Louise Penny | 6/19/2016 | ★★★★
S: A Severed Head | Iris Murdoch | 9/28/2016 | ★★★★
T: Touching Darkness | Scott Westerfeld | 8/17/2016 | ★★★★
U: Under the Knife | Tess Gerritsen | 12/30/17 | ★★★
V: Voodoo River | Robert Crais | 11/29/17 | ★★★
W: Wolf in White Van | John Darnielle | 11/19/17 | ★★★
X: Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! | Sara C. Roethle | 5/24/17 | ★
Y: Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone | Stefan Kiesbye | 3/31/17| ★★★★
Z: Zombiestan | Mainak Dhar | 12/7/2014 | ★

Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #3) by Agatha Christie Circle of Evil (Nancy Drew Files, #18) by Carolyn Keene The Death of Achilles (Erast Fandorin Mysteries, #4) by Boris Akunin Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) by Henning Mankell Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher The Hangman (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6.5) by Louise Penny Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles #1) by Anne Rice John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1) by David Wong Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot #9) by Agatha Christie My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola Nightmares! (Nightmares!, #1) by Jason Segel Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) by John Scalzi The Pool of Fire by John Christopher Quicksand by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen Voodoo River (Elvis Cole, #5) by Robert Crais Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle Xoe or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! (Xoe Meyers, #1) by Sara C. Roethle Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye Zombiestan by Mainak Dhar


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Elena  | 1386 comments Alpha and Omega Couples
Duration:
1/1/2015 - Until done
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Elena  | 1386 comments Goodreads Choice Awards 2014


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Elena  | 1386 comments New Releases Challenge 2015


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Elena  | 1386 comments Decades Challenge: 2015 (January 5, 2015 to January 6, 2016)


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