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message 1: by Patricia (last edited Jan 02, 2016 08:43PM) (new)

Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments so far I have joined 5 challenges:

1) I-Spy 2016
2) Around the World 2016
3) Decade Challenge
4) New Years Resolution
5) Surprise New Year Challenge

I plan on reading 80 books this year, hopefully 2/week and for the bigger books I have in mind (the rest of the Outlander series) 1/10 days

hoping to touch some new genres and authors!

message 2: by Patricia (last edited Apr 18, 2016 04:00PM) (new)

Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments My books for the Around the World challenge for 2016

1. Antarctica: The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (setting)
✔ 2. America: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (setting)
3. Brazil: The River of Doubt by Candice Millard (setting)
4. China: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (setting)
5. England: An Unexpected Journey by Christopher Tolkien (author)
✔ 6. France: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (setting)
✔ 7. Germany: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (setting)
8. Greenland: First Light by Rebecca Stead (setting)
9. Ireland: Into the Woods by Tana French (setting)
✔ 10. Jamaica: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (setting)
11. Peru: Temple by Matthew Reilly (setting)
✔ 12. Scotland: Harry Potter: The Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (setting)
13. Spain: Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes (setting)
14. Sweden: The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (author)
15. ?

message 3: by Patricia (last edited Mar 24, 2016 04:47PM) (new)

Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments 2016 Decade challenge

✔ 1997: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
1998: The Face Of Deception
1999: Temple
✔ 2005: Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside

are the books i have merged from another challenge and my TBR list! I have noticed that the years i have chosen are difficult. Plenty of great books i had in mind to read this year were written in around 1950-1960 so that would have been easier... The year i chose started just a few years after the some other books i had in mind to read grrrr. I also noticed that a HUGE chunk of books i wanted to read were written in 2011-2012. Still i shall remain true to my choice :)

message 4: by Patricia (last edited Mar 18, 2016 09:30AM) (new)

Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments I-Spy Plan

1. Of Mice and Men
2. A Tale of Two Cities
3. Gone with the Wind
4. A Wrinkle in Time
5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
8. Brave New World
9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
10. The Joy Luck Club
11. The Diary of a Young Girl
12. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
13. The Book Thief
14. The God of Small Things
15. Around the World in 80 Days
16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
17. The Time Traveler's Wife
20. Where the Red Fern Grows
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
25. The Good Earth

2. The Two Towers
✔ 6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
✔ 7. Throne of Glass
11. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
13. The Book of Deacon
✔ 18. All the Light We Cannot See
✔ 19. The Clockwise Man
20. Red Queen

message 5: by Patricia (last edited Apr 23, 2016 08:27PM) (new)

Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments Resolutions:

1) I will read from at least 3 new genres this year

2) I will finish the Outlander series this year

3) I will reduce my TBR pile to half

✔4) I will reach 1000 points on my Plum Points reward card (hopefully more)

5) I will review at least 70 out of the 80 books I plan to read; and

6) Give a star rating for all.

message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Abbott | 7 comments Those are awesome resolutions Patricia! I think I'm definitely going to adopt some of those myself :) (If not all of them!)

message 7: by Patricia (last edited Feb 20, 2016 09:32PM) (new)

Patricia Meyer (euxxth) | 105 comments Here is the last challenge I shall participate this year:

1. A Book Published this Year
2. A Book You Can Finish in One Day
3. A Book You Have Been Meaning to Read
4. A Book Recommended by Your Local Librarian or Bookseller
5. A Book You Should Have Read in School
6. A Book Chosen For You by Your Spouse, Partner, Sibling, Child, or BFF

7. A Book Published Before You Were Born:
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

8. A Book That Was Banned at Some Point
9. A Book You Previously Abandoned

✔ 10. A Book You Own but Have Never Read
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

✔11. A Book the Intimidates You
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

12. A Book You Have Read at Least Once

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