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message 1: by Karina (last edited Dec 20, 2015 01:14AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments Thread thingy for keeping track of reading, reading challenges and plans in 2016. And fluff.

Yearly challenges - overview
I spy: Book titles edition 0/25
Popsugar's Ultimate Reading challenge 0/40
Fiction to reality: 0/12
Around the world: 0/15
Randomizer: 0/10
Panels Read Harder: 0/18
CF Supporting Character A-Z: 0/26

*** Reminder to self: Stuff like Popsugar is not there to cause stress! 40 is the possibility, not necessarily the aspiration. Okay. Go and be calm somewhere. ***

message 2: by Karina (last edited Dec 10, 2016 10:44AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments *** 2016 MASTER LIST OF STUFF I'VE READ ***

N = Norwegian
GN = Graphic novel
M = Magazine (such as Forever, Lightspeed, Asimov's)
SS = Short story

Goal: (something 100+, will decide later)

I reached the 100+ goal in August or something, and... have not been keeping a log of titles. It's stored on goodreads anyway, and it's December now, and I don't feel like it'll be fun to list 150 titles at once, so nah!

message 3: by Karina (last edited Dec 10, 2016 10:53AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge

(I set my goal to 30 in the group thread for this challenge)

1. A book based on a fairy tale Toad Words and Other Stories
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller This Savage Song
4. A book you haven't read since high school Mio, min Mio
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English Death's End
7. A romance set in the future vN
8. A book set in Europe Central Station
9. A book that's under 150 pages: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
10. A New York Times bestseller The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year Stories of Your Life and Others (contains the story that became the film "Arrival")
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you The Tempest
18. A book that's more than 600 pages The Way of Kings
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel Ninefox Gambit
21. A book recommended by a family member Fergen
22. A graphic novel Nimona
23. A book that is published in 2016 City of Blades
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during Summer A Midsummer Night's Dream
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery Our Lady of the Ice
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel Feedback
30. A book with a blue cover Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard
31. A book of poetry Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century My Man Jeeves
34. A book from the library Batgirl, Volume 1: The Batgirl of Burnside
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book Nine Goblins
39. A book that takes place on an island The Troop
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy Nemesis Games

message 4: by Karina (last edited Dec 10, 2016 11:02AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments FROM FICTION TO REALITY

You'll read books in pairs. Read any fiction book. Then, read a nonfiction book about any part of that fictional work. Or read a nonfiction book, then find a fictional work that's related to it.


1. Non-fiction: Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
2. Fiction: Positive
Positive is about limiting spread of disease after an initial terrible outbreak, which is definitely in line with the kind of thing Pandemic discusses, though the latter deals more with ebola than with zombies.

3. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

5. Non-fiction: Men Explain Things to Me
6. Fiction: An Accident of Stars
The essay collection talks about gender politics, and the fantasy novel definitely discusses the same things.

7. The Gene: An Intimate History

9. Non-fiction: The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers
10. Fiction: Once Broken Faith
This is a book in the October Daye series, and October Daye is... someone who definitely appreciates the value of blood, and lives among other individuals who will go to great lengths to obtain other people's blood, because reasons.

11. Non-fiction: The Trouble with Testosterone and Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament
12. Fiction: This Savage Song
The non-fiction essay collection has one essay about how testosterone affects aggression and aggressive behaviours. The fiction novel depicts a world in which aggressive behaviour has very tangible consequences.

message 5: by Karina (last edited Dec 03, 2015 11:57AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments AROUND THE WORLD IN BOOKS

Read books written by authors from as many different countries as you can. The authors can have either been born there or lived there.



(USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Russia, England, Scotland, Ireland, China, Japan... should make sure the not-already-obvious choices sit in Africa and/or South America)

message 6: by Karina (last edited Dec 10, 2016 11:03AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments THE TBR RANDOMIZER CHALLENGE

Nope! Didn't do this one.

message 7: by Karina (last edited Dec 10, 2016 12:54PM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments I spy: Book titles edition


1. Of Mice and Men Men Explain Things to Me
2. A Tale of Two Cities Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales from Shakespeare's Fantasy World
3. Gone with the Wind
4. A Wrinkle in Time
5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
6. The Little Prince
7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
8. Brave New World
9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A Man Lies Dreaming
10. The Joy Luck Club
11. The Diary of a Young Girl
12. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings All the Birds in the Sky
13. The Book Thief
14. The God of Small Things
15. Around the World in 80 Days Love Minus Eighty
16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
17. The Time Traveler's Wife
18. All Quiet on the Western Front
19. The Old Man and the Sea Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
20. Where the Red Fern Grows: A Red-Rose Chain
21. Island of the Blue Dolphins
22. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
23. Girl With a Pearl Earring
24. The Call of the Wild Wild Seed
25. The Good Earth

message 9: by Karina (last edited Dec 15, 2015 06:41AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments PANELS - READ HARDER Challenge (Comics and graphic novels)

1. Read a self-published comic.

2. Read a feminist comic.

3. Read a comic featuring one or more teenage protagonists.

4. Read a superhero comic whose race or gender has been swapped from the original or traditional hero.

5. Read a complete run of a comic.

6. Read a comic based on a book and the book it’s based on.

7. Read a graphic biography.

8. Read a comic that was originally published in a language different from your own.

9. Read a comic set in space.

10. Read a collected webcomic.

11. Read a comic with at least one creator of color.

12. Read a comic set in Asia by an Asian creator.

13. Read a superhero comic NOT by one of the Big Two.

14. Read a slice-of-life comic not set in the U.S.

15. Read a comic that has been adapted from a T.V. show or movie (not vice versa).

16. Read a comic about a real-life historical event.

17. Read a black-and-white comic.

18. Read a watercolor comic.

message 10: by Karina (last edited Dec 20, 2015 01:15AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments Supporting Character A-Z Spellout
This challenge is from the group The Challenge Factory


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message 12: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilyesears) | 529 comments Ooooo I'm glad to know that Popsugar put out its 2016 challenge!! I am working on its 2015 challenge, but I doubt I will finish all the prompts. I don't know if I will commit to the 2016 challenge, but I'm glad to see the prompts!

message 13: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments Emily wrote: "Ooooo I'm glad to know that Popsugar put out its 2016 challenge!! I am working on its 2015 challenge, but I doubt I will finish all the prompts. I don't know if I will commit to the 2016 challenge,..."

Yeah, I googled it last night and found it posted about one day ago, or something like that. There are a few prompts I won't really be able to do, but most of them just sound like fun!

message 14: by Karina (last edited Feb 23, 2016 11:08PM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 807 comments PLANNED READS BY MONTH

Plans according to ARC review copies, buddy reads, monthly challenge reads, and, occasionally, the whims of the library

Wild Seed
Children of Time
The Narrator
The Library at Mount Char
John Dies at the End
The Swarm

The Way of Kings
Our Lady of the Ice

A Darker Shade of Magic
The Rising
The Years of Rice and Salt

message 15: by Alison (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments How are u doing on your challenge??

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