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message 1: by Beth (last edited Dec 26, 2015 03:12AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments 2015 has flown by, I've not beaten last years amount but next year I think I'm going to try for 80 books (Which will probably change)


message 2: by Beth (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:22AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments My alphabet soup list (Mine will be done with book titles and "the" will not count towards the letter T and "A" will also not count towards the book title)

Books read: 7/22

A- All I want for Christmas
B-
C-
D-
E-
F-
G-
H- Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone illustrated edition
I-
J-
K- Kindred Spirits
L-
M- Miss Peregrine's Home for peculiar children
N-
O- Of Mice and Men
P- Paper
Q-
R-
S- Stuart Little
T- (The) Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher
U-
V-
W-
X-
Y-
Z-



I'm hoping to get through this fast, so i can attempt to get through it twice, but I don't have books for every single letter so that could be harder than I would like especially because I don't plan on buying any books beforehand


message 3: by Beth (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:25AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments TBR CHALLENGE

Level One (5 TBR books) = List Tickler
1. The tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher
2. The tailor of Gloucester
3. Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
4. Stuart Little, The storybook
5. Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone illustrated edition

Level Two (10 TBR books) = List Tamer
6. Kindred Spirits
7. Talking to the dead
8. All I want for Christmas
9. Of Mice and Men
10. Tape

Level Three (15 TBR books) = Captain of the Shelf
11. Assassination Classroom vol 1
12. Assassination Classroom vol 2
13. Kid's Halloween Stories Book
14. Halloween: Scary Halloween Stories for Kids
15. Paper - A short story

Level Four (20 TBR books) = Master of All Dust Bunnies
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Dance of Book Joy ensues!


message 4: by Beth (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:30AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments I may also do this one but i am unsure... I don't think I will manage to do them all so I'll try for 20 for now

POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE

Goal is 20

11/20

1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state
6. A book translated to English Assassination classroom vol 1
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages Stuart Little
10. A New York Times bestseller
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you
18. A book that's more than 600 pages
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel Assassination Classroom vol 2
23. A book that is published in 2016 Kindred Spirits
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, illustrated edition
25. A book that takes place during summer Tape
26. A book and its prequel
27. A murder mystery Talking to the Dead
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover All I want for Christmas
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century Of Mice and Men
34. A book from the library Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy


message 5: by Beth (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:42AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments Diagon Alley Supply List


Uniform
1.Three sets of plain work robes (black)
- Features item of clothing on cover or a black cover (x3) (Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
- Features a hat on cover
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
- Features gloves or a dragon on cover
4. One winter cloak (black with silver fastenings)
- Features black or silver cover
( Tape - Steven Camden)
5. Please note all clothing should carry name tags
- Author's last name starts with same initial as your last name (H)
- Author's first name starts with same initial as your first name (B) (The tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix Potter)
- Publisher name starts with same initial as your middle name (J)

Course Books
1. Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshank
- "Spell" in the title or author named Miranda
2. A history of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
- Fantasy or sci fi genre
( Paper - Kell Inkston)
3. Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
- Historical Fiction genre
4. A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
- First book in the series
(Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children - Ransom Riggs)
5. One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
- "1,000" in title or plants on the cover
6. Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
- Features magic or potions
(Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone Illustrated Edition - JK Rowling)
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
- Animals on the cover
(Stuart Little The Storybook - Amy Jo Cooper)
8. The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trinble
- Features a killer or criminal
( Talking to the dead - Harry Bingham )

Other Equipment
1. One wand
- Wand on cover
2. One cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
- Book with a pot on the cover
3. One set glass or crystal phials
- Glass phials or tubes on the cover
4. One telescope
- Sky, stars, planet, or telescope on the cover Halloween stories - Arnie Lightning
5. One set brass scales
- Scales on the cover

May also bring an owl OR cat OR toad
- Owl, cat, or toad on the cover
( The tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher -Beatrix Potter)


message 6: by Beth (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:44AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments And my personal ones are as follows for now:

TO READ 80 BOOKS(Not sure on this number yet it may change)

15

TO READ A FULL SERIES I HAVE NEVER READ BEFORE

TO TRY FINISH ALL OUTSTANDING SERIES READS (NOT INCLUDING ONES IN THE SERIES NOT OWNED)/ AT LEAST HALF OUTSTANDING SERIES
(this means if I've read the first book but own the second one and haven't read it but i only own them two then I need to be caught up with what I own of the series, which will probably fail)

READ AT LEAST 12 CLASSICS

1/12

READ AT LEAST 10 EBOOKS - (NOT INCLUDING CLASSICS THAT I HAVE) My ebook count is getting ridiculous now and so setting myself a easy target for now should help me,

5/10

The full series of Harry Potter

1/7


message 7: by Beth (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:57AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments Books in 2016, I've worked out to reach 80 books I'll have to read around 7 books a month (lol)

currently reading:
The three Musketeers
Early one morning
That risen snow

January
The tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher (01/01/16)
The tailor of Gloucester (01/01/16)

February
Massive reading slump

March
Still Slumping

April
Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children (02/04/16)
Stuart Little (05/04/16)
Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone Illustrated edition (11/04/16)
Kindred Spirits (15/04/16)
Talking to the dead (23/04/16)
All I want for Christmas (23/04/16)
Of Mice and Men (24/04/16)

May
oh shoot another slump

June
still slumping...

July
half a slump
Tape (27/07/16)

August

???

September
Assassination Classroom Vol 1 (29/09/16)
Assassination Classroom Vol 2 (29/09/16)

October
Halloween stories (22/10/16)
Halloween stories (22/10/16)
Paper (22/10/16)

November


December



message 8: by Beth (last edited Dec 28, 2015 06:33AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments Series to finish off (This is it as far as I know)

Delirium trilogy
Pandemonium
Requiem

Hell's Bells
the second book in samuel vs the devil

Walking disaster the companion to beautiful disaster

Harry Potter 5, 6 and 7

Hunger games trilogy
Catching fire
Mockingjay

Uprising
The witches of glass castle book two

50 shades of grey book four Grey


message 9: by Beth (last edited Apr 29, 2016 03:59AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments Also going to "Brush up on my Shakespeare" this year I have all his works and will probably aim for five of them to start with:

The Comedies of William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Love’s Labour ’s Lost
Measure for Measure
Much Ado About Nothing
The Comedy of Errors
The Merchant of Venice (have read this before)
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Taming of the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Twelfth Night; or, What you will

The Histories of William Shakespeare
The Life and Death of King John
The Life and Death of King Richard the Second
The Life of King Henry the Eighth
The Life of King Henry V
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth
The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth
The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth

The Romances of William Shakespeare
Cymbeline
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
The Tempest
The Winter's Tale

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
The History of Troilus and Cressida
The Life and Death of Julius Caesar
The Life of Timon of Athens
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Coriolanus
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
Titus Andronicus

The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare
The Sonnets
A Lover's Complaint
The Rape of Lucrece
Venus and Adonis
The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Passionate Pilgrim


message 10: by Beth (last edited Jul 27, 2016 07:01AM) (new)

Beth | 191 comments 1. The tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher (01/01/16)
2. The tailor of Gloucester (01/01/16)
3. Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children (02/04/16)
4. Stuart Little (05/04/16)
5. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Illustrated edition (11/04/16)
6. Kindred Spirits (15/04/16)
7. Talking to the dead (23/04/16)
8. All I want for Christmas(23/04/16)
9. Of Mice and Men (24/04/16)
10. Tape (27/07/16)


message 11: by Beth (new)

Beth | 191 comments I'm doing good so far, considering i was in a 2 month reading slump where i couldn't even look at a book


message 12: by Beth (new)

Beth | 191 comments I need more short stories in my life


message 13: by Beth (new)

Beth | 191 comments April has been a fab reading month so far, go me!


message 14: by Beth (new)

Beth | 191 comments I will put them four months of slumping behind me and get my act together, next month is a new time!


message 15: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments You can do it! :-)


message 16: by Beth (new)

Beth | 191 comments And I'm back on track slowly, managed to read 10 books this year.. not my best but oh well, onwards and upwards!


message 17: by Beth (new)

Beth | 191 comments managed to read 15 books so far,


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