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message 1: by Lynn (last edited Dec 09, 2016 08:57AM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments 2016 Reading Challenge Summary
Annual Reading Challenge -- 214/200 books COMPLETE!

ANNUAL CHALLENGES
2016 I-Spy Book Titles Edition -- 25 books +3 bonus COMPLETE
Around the World in Books -- 25/25 countries (raised from 15) COMPLETE
Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge -- 40 books COMPLETE

Quarterly Challenges
2Q16 -- Clear the Shelves -- 10/10 COMPLETE!
3Q16 -- Chloe's 10 Challenge -- 10/10 COMPLETE!

Monthly Challenges
October 2016 -- Outside My Comfort Zone -- 3/3 COMPLETE!
November 2016 -- November Marathon -- 5513/5000 pages COMPLETE!

Link to 2017 Challenge Page

Edited 12/09/16


message 2: by Lynn (last edited Dec 09, 2016 09:00AM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments I SPY: BOOK TITLES EDITION
January 1 - December 31, 2016
Progress/Goal: 25/25 + 3 Challenge Titles -- COMPLETE!

1. Of Mice and MEN -- No Country For Old Men✔05/23/16
2. A TALE of Two Cities -- The Tales of Beedle the Bard✔01/30/16
3. Gone with the WIND -- The Windup Girl✔04/02/16
4. A Wrinkle in TIME -- Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk✔01/29/16
            & reread A Wrinkle in Time✔01/26/16
5. A TREE Grows in Brooklyn -- The Elephant Tree✔03/15/16
6. The Little PRINCE -- The Fall of Princes✔03/23/16
7. Alice's ... THROUGH the Looking-Glass -- Through Black Spruce✔05/04/16
8. Brave New WORLD -- Let the Great World Spin✔07/27/16
9. Do Androids DREAM of Electric Sheep? -- Darkly Dreaming Dexter✔04/07/16
10. The Joy LUCK Club -- Some Luck✔07/17/16
11. The Diary of a Young GIRL -- The Girl on the Train✔06/08/16
12. I Know WHY the Caged Bird Sings -- Why Not Me?✔04/05/16
13. The Book THIEF -- The Lightning Thief✔03/20/16
14. The GOD of Small Things -- God Help the Child✔05/07/16
15. Around the World in 80 DAYS -- 10 Days in a Madhouse✔03/01/16
16. The Curious ... Dog in the NIGHT-Time -- Midnight Sun✔02/26/16
17. The Time Traveler's WIFE -- The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story✔07/22/16
18. ALL Quiet on the Western Front -- The Murder of Halland✔06/18/16
19. The Old MAN and the Sea -- Mansfield Park✔04/24/16
20. Where the RED Fern Grows -- Redemption Road✔12/07/16
            & read Where the Red Fern Grows✔08/09/16
21. Island of the BLUE Dolphins -- The Blue Room✔01/31/16
22. Fried GREEN Tomatoes ... Cafe -- Anne of Green Gables✔02/25/16
23. GIRL With a Pearl Earring -- The Girl with No Shadow✔06/17/16
            & read Girl With a Pearl Earring✔12/09/16
24. The Call of the WILD -- Wild Seed✔05/27/16
25. The Good EARTH -- The Pillars of the Earth ✔06/02/16

Edited 12/09/16


message 3: by Lynn (last edited Aug 18, 2016 08:32AM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments Around the World in Books Challenge
January 1 - December 31, 2016 -- 25/25 **COMPLETE**

✔Australia--Garry Disher: Snapshot--01/08/16
✔Belgium--Georges Simenon: The Blue Room--01/31/16
✔Canada--L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables--02/25/16
✔China--Malinda Lo: Ash--01/11/16
✔Cuba--Italo Calvino:If on a Winter's Night a Traveler--03/13/16
✔Denmark--Pia Juul: The Murder of Halland--06/18/16
✔England--Sharon Bolton: Lost--01/03/16
✔Finland--Johanna Sinisalo: Troll: A Love Story--01/20/16
✔France--Jean-Dominique Bauby: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--05/28/16
✔Germany--Bernhard Schlink: The Reader--03/04/16
✔Iceland--Arnaldur Indriðason: Into Oblivion--05/11/16
✔India--Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Sister of My Heart--05/13/16
✔Iran--Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran--01/18/16
✔Ireland--Oscar Wilde: Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde--01/03/16
✔Japan--Marie Kondō: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up--02/27/16
✔Nigeria--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah--08/18/16
✔Northern Ireland--Brian McGilloway: The Rising--05/20/16
✔Norway--Jo Nesbø: Midnight Sun--02/26/16
✔Scotland--Denise Mina: Blood Salt Water--06/06/16
✔Sweden--Håkan Nesser: Borkmann's Point--02/10/16
✔Turkey--Akif Pirinçci: Felidae--05/02/16
✔Ukraine--Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita--02/18/16
✔U.S.--Blake Crouch: Pines--01/05/16
✔Wales--Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth--06/02/16
✔Zimbabwe--NoViolet Bulawayo: We Need New Names--02/13/16

Edited: 08/18/2016


message 4: by Lynn (last edited Dec 07, 2016 07:16AM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016 -- 40/40 **COMPLETE!**

✔1. A book based on a fairy tale -- Ash--01/11/16
✔2. A National Book Award winner -- Challenger Deep--06/11/16
✔3. A YA bestseller -- The Lightning Thief--03/20/16
✔4. A book you haven't read since high school -- The Catcher in the Rye--01/08/16
✔5. A book set in your home state -- Redemption Road--12/07/16
✔6. A book translated to English -- Troll: A Love Story--01/20/16
✔7. A romance set in the future -- Brotherhood in Death--03/06/16
✔8. A book set in Europe -- Lost--01/03/16
✔9. A book that's under 150 pages -- Hyenas--02/11/16
✔10. A New York Times bestseller -- My Sunshine Away--02/03/16
✔11. A book that's becoming a movie this year -- The Girl on the Train--06/08/16
✔12. A book rec'd by someone you just met -- Let the Great World Spin--07/27/16
✔13. A self-improvement book -- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up--02/27/16
✔14. A book you can finish in a day -- The Complete Fairy Tales--01/03/16
✔15. A book written by a celebrity -- Mere Anarchy by Woody Allen--02/27/16
✔16. A political memoir -- Reading Lolita in Tehran--01/18/16
✔17. A book at least 100 years older than you -- Mansfield Park--04/24/16
✔18. A book that's more than 600 pages -- The Pillars of the Earth--06/02/16
✔19. A book from Oprah's Book Club -- The Reader--03/04/16
✔20. A science-fiction novel -- The Heart Goes Last--03/01/16
✔21. A book recommended by a family member -- The Master and Margarita--02/18/16
✔22. A graphic novel -- Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1--02/06/16
✔23. A book that is published in 2016 -- Midnight Sun--02/26/16
✔24. A book with ...your occupation -- If on a Winter's Night a Traveller--03/13/16
✔25. A book ...during summer -- The Truth According to Us--01/23/16
✔26. A book and its prequel -- Throne of Jade--04/18/16 & Vici--04/19/16
✔27. A murder mystery -- Snapshot--01/08/16
✔28. A book written by a comedian -- Why Not Me?(by Mindy Kaling)--04/05/16
✔29. A dystopian novel -- Station Eleven--03/28/16
✔30. A book with a blue cover -- The Blue Room--01/31/16
✔31. A book of poetry -- The Trouble With Poetry - And Other Poems--01/21/16
✔32. The first book you see in a bookstore--Pines--01/05/16
✔33. A classic from the 20th century -- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter--06/23/16
✔34. A book from the library -- A Simple Plan--01/16/16
✔35. An autobiography -- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--05/28/16
✔36. A book about a road trip -- Gutshot Straight--04/20/16
✔37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with -- We Need New Names--02/13/16
✔38. A satirical book -- Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk--01/29/16
✔39. A book that takes place on an island -- Anne of Green Gables--02/25/16
✔40. A book guaranteed to bring you joy -- The Tales of Beedle the Bard--01/30/16

Edited: 12/07/2016


message 5: by Lynn (last edited Jun 12, 2016 03:44PM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments Clear the Shelves Challenge
April 1 - June 30, 2016 ....... Progress: 10/10 COMPLETE!

2011
The Rising--05/20/16
Under the Bright Lights--04/03/16
Last Car To Elysian Fields--04/12/16

2012
Trailerpark--04/17/16
Sleeping Dogs--06/12/16
Finders Keepers--04/30/16
Echoes from the Dead--06/09/16

2013 (Jan-June)
Until Thy Wrath be Past--05/26/16
Under Cover of Daylight--05/06/16
Sister of My Heart--05/13/16

Edited: 06/12/16


message 6: by Lynn (last edited Aug 18, 2016 08:38AM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments Chloe's 10 Challenge for 3Q16
July 1 - September 30, 2016 -- 10/10 COMPLETE!

In ascending order:
✔1. Sort by Title: Americanah--08/18/16
✔2. Sort by Author: Behind the Scenes at the Museum--07/12/16
✔3. Sort by Number of pages: Up the Junction--07/02/16
✔4. Sort by Date Added: Third Strike--07/03/16
✔5. Sort by Random: The Rare Coin Score--08/07/16

In descending order:
✔6. Sort by Title: Widowmaker--07/25/16
✔7. Sort by Author: The Interestings--07/24/16
✔8. Sort by Average rating: Ready Player One--07/20/16
✔9. Sort by Date Added: Coastliners--07/06/16
✔10. Sort by Random: When the Sacred Ginmill Closes--07/15/16

Edited 08/18/16


message 7: by Lynn (last edited Oct 27, 2016 04:37PM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments Outside My Comfort Zone
October 1-31, 2016 . . . Progress: 3/3 COMPLETE!

Nonfiction
H is for Hawk (recommended by a friend) -- 10/05/16

Biography
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (recommended by everybody) -- 10/21/16

Romance
Confess by Colleen Hoover (2015 Goodreads Choice Award) -- 10/27/16

Edited 10/27/16


message 8: by Lynn (last edited Nov 28, 2016 08:39AM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments November Marathon
Current/Goal: 5513 of 5000 pages -- COMPLETE!

208 pages - The Witches -- 11/01/16
224 pages - The Laughing Policeman -- 11/03/16
447 pages - A Game for All the Family --11/06/16
342 pages - Dark Matter -- 11/08/16
214 pages - Deadly Edge -- 11/10/16
284 pages - Curtain: Poirot's Last Case -- 11/12/16
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1719 pages


237 pages - Footsteps Of The Hawk -- 11/13/16
352 pages - The Whites -- 11/14/16
336 pages - Station Eleven -- 11/15/16
352 pages - The Best of the Rejection Collection: 293 Cartoons That Were Too Dumb, Too Dark, or Too Naughty for The New Yorker -- 11/17/16
224 pages - Twilight -- 11/19/16
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1501 pages


389 pages - A Great Reckoning -- 11/21/16
321 pages - Fortune Smiles -- 11/22/16
550 pages - Hard Evidence: -- 11/24/16
082 pages - Unexpected Stories -- 11/25/16
320 pages - The Fever -- 11/26/16
247 pages - Last Night in Montreal -- 11/28/16
384 pages - The Age of American Unreason -- 11/30/16
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2293 pages

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5513 pages

Edited: 11/30/16


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