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message 1: by Ari (last edited Feb 09, 2014 12:24AM) (new)

Ari (takmybretawy) | 101 comments Here I will chronicle all the challenges I participate in and books I plan to read this year. I Love getting new recommendations and am open to reading any genre!

So far..

1) Quarterly Challenge: THE CHINESE ZODIAC (Shēngxiào)
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 2014
12 Books

2) Yearly Challenge: Recommending by Reading Challengers
16 Books

3) TBR in 2014


message 2: by Ari (last edited Apr 05, 2014 08:24PM) (new)

Ari (takmybretawy) | 101 comments THE CHINESE ZODIAC (Shēngxiào)

Completed 7/12

1. The Horse. On January 31, 2014, it becomes the Year of the Horse! Horses like being the center of attention. Read a book where the main character is famous OR read a memoir about or a biography of a celebrity.
Love Unscripted (Love, #1) by Tina Reber
Completed 1/20/14

2. The Goat. Home is where Goats feel the most comfortable. Read a book that takes place in the country you were born in.
Safe & Sound by Danielle Singleton -- done

3. The Monkey. Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Read a humorous book.
Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase -- done

4. The Rooster. Roosters tend to "tell it like it is." Read a non-fiction book.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
-- Done

5. The Dog. While loyal and faithful, Dogs have trouble finding mates. Read a book that contains a troubled romance.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay ----- Completed 1/4/14

*** Highly recommended! An amazing read.****

6. The Pig. Pigs love to have fun but tend to prefer spending to saving. Read a book you have purchased (rather than borrowed).
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
-- done 2/3/14

7. The Rat. Constantly seeking knowledge, Rats are curious and clever. Read a book that teaches you something.
Nobody Likes You Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day by Marc Spitz done

8. The Ox. Oxen aren't very sociable and prefer life-long friendships to casual acquaintances. Read a book in which the main character could be described as an introvert.
The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) by Jessica Sorensen -- Complete 2/2014

9. The Tiger. Tigers love to be challenged. Read a book you find challenging in some way maybe because of its length, style, or subject matter.
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel -- done


10. The Rabbit. Rabbits tend to enjoy meeting people from different places and learning about different cultures. Read a book about a culture not your own.
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons -- done

11. The Dragon. The Dragon is often considered to be the strongest sign, and the only one that is a mythical animal. Read a book that contains a mythical or paranormal creature.
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia -- done

12. The Snake. Snakes work hard but tend to be easily bored. To prevent boredom, read a short book (i.e., one with fewer than 100 pages).

A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5) by Jamie McGuire --- Completed 2/1/14


Completed: 12/12


message 3: by Ari (last edited Feb 09, 2014 12:31AM) (new)

Ari (takmybretawy) | 101 comments Recommended by Reading Challengers


1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini -- Done 2/3/14
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green --- Done 2/8/14
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
9. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
10. Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor
11. Looking for Alaska by John Green
12. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa
13. The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
14. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
15. The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1) by Philippa Gregory
16. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


message 4: by Ari (last edited Apr 05, 2014 08:22PM) (new)

Ari (takmybretawy) | 101 comments TBR Read in 2014
Goal: 100 Books
Completed: 8/100

1. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover -- done ***
2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
3. The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1) by J.A. Redmerski
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
6. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
9. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
10. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini -- 2/3/14
11. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
12. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
13. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green --2/8/14
14. The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons -- done
15. Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia -- done
16. Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel --- done
17. The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) by Jessica Sorensen --2/12
18. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
19. Safe & Sound by Danielle Singleton -- done
20. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson --- done
21. A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5) by Jamie McGuire --Completed 2/1
22. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay --Completed 1/4
23. Love Unscripted (Love, #1) by Tina Reber --Completed 1/20
24. Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1) by K.A. Tucker -- done 4/4
25. Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) by Stephanie Perkins


message 5: by Ari (last edited Apr 05, 2014 08:21PM) (new)

Ari (takmybretawy) | 101 comments 26. Looking for Alaska by John Green
27. The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley
28. The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1) by Philippa Gregory
29. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
30. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa
31. The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
32. Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie
33. Reached (Matched, #3) by Ally Condie
34. Requiem (Delirium, #3) by Lauren Oliver
35. On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young
36.Tangled-- done 2/22
37. Breaking Nova-- done
38.Saving Quinton
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