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message 1: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited May 04, 2016 03:00PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Hello, and welcome to my little corner of Goodreads.

Just some notes for myself.
I became a Moderator!! Which is really great as I love this group so much.

I will be leading 6 of the yearly challenges.
1. 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards
2. A to Z Challenge: Character Edition
3. Book Riot Challenge
4. Listopia Challenge
5. Recommended by Reading Challengers
6. The TBR Randomisor Challenge
7. The Surprise Challenge: Modern Mrs. Darcy

Mini-Challenges:
February Mini Challenge: Extra Day, Extra Reading
April Mini Challenge: The Bard

I will try very hard to keep up and help create challenges as much as possible!


message 2: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited May 04, 2016 03:44PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments 2016 Reading Statistics:

53/60
Personal Challenge
New - 44
Reread - 9

11,971/18,000
message 47 in the Let's Turn Pages Challenge.

Rating:
1
2 - 2
3 - 10
4 - 36
5 - 5
Average: 3.83

Length:
Short (250 pages and under) - 19
Medium (251-500 pages) - 28
Long (501-750 pages) - 5
Very long (over 750 pages) - 1

Type:
Novel - 22
Novella/Stories - 3
Book - 14
Short Stories - 1
Essays - 10
Graphic Novel -2
Project - 1
Play - 1
Poetry


Audience:
Adults - 36
Young Adult - 13
Children - 4

Fiction: 26
Children - 3
Classics - 6
Comic - 1
Dystopian - 4
Fantasy - 1
Literary - 5
Historical
Horror
Mystery/Thriller - 2
Romance - 1
Science Fiction - 3

Non Fiction: 27
Biography/Memoir - 4
Craft - 1
History - 1
Humor - 5
Islam - 9
Medical - 1
Sociology (Religion) - 6


Author Gender:
Female - 30
Male - 23
(Team - 3)

Author:
New - 34
Read Before - 19
***Not American/British - 5
***Translated - 4

Stand Alone or Series:
Stand Alone - 36
Series - 17

Media Type:
Physical book - 35
ebook - 7
Audiobook - 11

This is modified from Cassandra's stat list to meet my needs. Thanks Cassandra!


message 3: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited May 04, 2016 04:11PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments These lists are Major Goals for me:
Listopia Challenge:
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17/25

Books Everyone Should Read: Top 500
Listopia
15/20


1001 Books to Read Before You Die
Listopia
7/10


Modern Library's List (Editor and Reader's Choices as well as Radcliffe's Rival List)
Listopia
2/10


message 4: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited May 04, 2016 04:50PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Yearly Challenges

A to Z Challenge: Character Edition
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26/26 Completed!
Did first names, working on last names.

Book Riot Challenge
message 17
16/24

Every Year Challenge
message 85
17/36

From Fiction to Reality
message 60
6/10 pairs done

I Spy: Book Titles Edition
message 192
12/20

Modern Mrs. Darcy
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4/12

PopSugar Reading Challenge
message 63
20/41

Recommended by Reading Challengers
message 26
5/21


message 5: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Apr 01, 2016 04:57PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Quarterly Challenges

1st Quarter Challenge: Group Reads
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I read The Martian (finished 1/6/16), The Witches: Salem, 1692 (finished 2/26/16), I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (finished 3/17/16).
1. Lolita (finished 1/31/16)
2. All the Light We Cannot See (finished 2/4/16)
3. Water for Elephants(finished 3/6/16)
4. The Time Traveler's Wife(finished 3/16/16)
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower(finished 3/25/16)
6. The Catcher in the Rye
8/6 Completed


1st Quarter Challenge: Box Sets
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Islamic Women's Collection
1. American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender Within the Ummah(currently reading)
2. The Metamorphosis of a Muslim: Autobiography of My Conversion(3/15/16)
3. Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life's Shackles(3/11/16)
4. You Can Be The Happiest Woman in the World: A Treasure Chest of Reminders (2/15/16)
5. From My Sisters' Lips (3/1/16)
6. The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam(finished 3/23/16)
5/6

2nd Quarter Challenge: Clear the Shelves
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I am going to read 12 of my Kindle books for this challenge.
1. Finish All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
2. All the Blue-Eyed Angels
3. American Gods
4. Anne of Green Gables
5. The Awakening
6. Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning Is Dead: How to Be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience
7. Beneath the Willow
8. The Book of the Damned
9. The Bookshop on the Corner
10. The Bullied Anthology: Stories of Success
11. Carrots
12. Claudia Must Die
I picked the first 12 in alphabetical order that looked interesting. I think I have over 500 books that I've downloaded.

2nd Quarter Challenge: Award Winning Books
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I will try for four.
1 Pulitzer Prize Middlesex
1 National Book Award The Shipping News
1 Man Booker Prize The Blind Assassin
1 Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison, and I will read Beloved.


message 6: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:42PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Monthly Challenges

January

E - Persuasion
X
T - Those Promised Paradize- Stories of the Sahabah Vol I
R - Divergent
E - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
M - The Martian
E
S - Wild Seed

Marathon
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I'm going to go for pages.
1531/1500
1. Persuasion, 302 pages
2. Wild Seed, 288 pages
3. Divergent. 487 pages
4. Those Promised Paradize- Stories of the Sahabah Vol I, 256 pages
Read 105 pages of Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques and 93 pages of All the Light We Cannot See.
Completed!


February

H: The Witches: Salem, 1692
I: Insurgent
S: Silently and Very Fast
T: Me Talk Pretty One Day
O: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
R: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Y: You Can Be The Happiest Woman in the World: A Treasure Chest of Reminders

Re-read Your History Challenge
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1. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
3. Little Women
3/3 Completed!


March

C: The Catcher in the Rye
O: The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
U: How to Win Friends and Influence People
R: Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life's Shackles
A: Across the Creek
G: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
E: Water for Elephants

#readwomen
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I'm in for four!
3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
5. Read a book by an author that is not White.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
6. Read a book of essays.
Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life's Shackles
8. Read a graphic novel written.
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
4/4 Completed!!

April

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Spring Cleaning for the Soul
I will be reading 6 small Islamic books on faith. Ramadan is coming soon and this is the perfect challenge for me to start getting ready.
1. The Pillars of Islam and Iman
2. Kitab At-Tauhid - The Book of Monotheism
3. The Fundamentals of Tawheed
4. The Book Of Emaan According To The Classical Works Of Shaikhul Islam Ibn Taymiyah
5. The Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah
6. Taqwiyat-ul-Iman - Strengthening of the Faith
0/6


message 7: by Ariel (new)

Ariel  (lamot_amant) | 728 comments Great corner so far, Kadijah! Good luck on all of your challenges!


message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie  | 976 comments I think I have to add an A-Z challenge in my corner now. :) Are you going to try to read all of those classics this year, or are those just books to keep in mind as you do your challenges?


Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Those lists of classics are a life goal.


message 10: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Mar 01, 2016 09:35AM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Monthly Group Reads

January: The Martian
Finished 1/6/16, Audible, 4 stars
February: The Witches: Salem, 1692
Finished 2/21/16, Audible, 3 stars
March: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban


message 11: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Jan 29, 2016 04:53PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Buddy Reads and Twin Reads

January: Buddy Read
Wild Seed
Finished 1/19/16, Kindle, 3 stars
Divergent
Finished 1/24/16 Book, 3 stars


message 12: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments First books of the year done!


message 13: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Mar 01, 2016 09:35AM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments I left updating till way too long.

But I got it done!


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