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message 1: by Alex (last edited Dec 07, 2016 05:30PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments My goal for 2016 is to read[at least] 75 books! Ideally, I would like to dedicate at least 1 hour a day to reading (that will be something I keep track of in my head.)

More goals that I have for the year 2016 are:
-Read more classics.
-Explore new genres.
- I also want to start looking into audio books, seeing as I drive 30 minutes to and 30 minutes from work 5x a week. I will try for 5 audio books this year.

Happy reading, everyone! :)

124/100 Total[originally 75]
12/5 Audiobooks
38,693/30,000 Pages Read

Finished Challenges 2016:
YEARLY
1. A - Z Character Edition; https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Finished 3/9/16)
2. I Spy Book Titles; https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Finished 4/4/16)
3. Around the World; https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Finished 5/24/16)
4. Every Year Challenge; https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Finished 8/31/16)

JANUARY
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FEBRUARY
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MARCH
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APRIL
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MAY
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JUNE


message 2: by Alex (last edited Aug 31, 2016 05:22PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments THE EVERY YEAR CHALLENGE

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message 3: by Alex (last edited Jul 03, 2016 09:44PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments FROM FICTION TO REALITY CHALLENGE
Duration - 1/1/16-12/31/16
Link - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Rules - 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.

✔*MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER*
1a-When Rabbit Howls Jan 31, 2016; 2 stars (nonfiction)
1b-Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls Mar 20, 2016; 4 stars (fiction)

*CULTS*
2a-Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple
2b-The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly Mar 23, 2016; 5 stars (fiction)

✔*EATING DISORDERS*
3a-An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia Apr 19, 2016; 2.5 stars (nonfiction)
3b - Binary Star June 28, 2016; 2 stars (fiction)

5/6 completed

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments I SPY: BOOK TITLES EDITION
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message 5: by Alex (last edited May 24, 2016 09:38AM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments COMPLETED
AROUND THE WORLD IN BOOKS
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message 6: by Alex (last edited Nov 26, 2016 12:24PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments POPSUGAR 2016
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... msg 34

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. A National Book Award winner - Inside Out & Back Again
3. A YA bestseller - Between Shades of Gray
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Valley of the Dolls
5. A book set in your home state - Rules of Prey
6. A book translated to English -Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
7. A romance set in the future - Never Let Me Go
8. A book set in Europe - The Mermaids Singing
9. A book that's under 150 pages - The Grownup 64 pages
10. A New York Times bestseller - The Shadow of the Wind
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year - Me Before You or A Monster Calls or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
12. A book recommended by someone you just met - The Light of the Fireflies
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day - West Side Story
15. A book written by a celebrity - Yes Please
16. A political memoirI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
17. A book at least 100 years older than you - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
18. A book that's more than 600 pages - Gone with the Wind
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club Drowning Ruth
20. A science-fiction novel - Sugar Skulls
21. A book recommended by a family member
22. A graphic novel-Ghost World
23. A book that is published in 2016 The Way I Used to Be
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation: Pretty Girls
25. A book that takes place during summer - The Girl Next Door
26. A book and its prequel -Rum Runner & With A Twist
27. A murder mystery - See Jane Die
28. A book written by a comedian-Bossypants
29. A dystopian novel- Wool Omnibus
30. A book with a blue cover - The Doll's House (Helen Grace, #3) by M.J. Arlidge
31. A book of poetry - Edge of Wonder: Notes from the Wildness of Being
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century- The Alchemist
34. A book from the library:The Poison Tree
35. An autobiography:When Rabbit Howls
36. A book about a road trip - Binary Star
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with - Radhika's Story: Surviving Human Trafficking
38. A satirical book - Beauty Queens
39. A book that takes place on an island -Dance Upon the Air
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy-Two for the Dough

Completed: 34/40


Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Alex wrote: "Personal challenge/goal. Read 1 classic novel a month.




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I hope you don't mind, but I'm so going to steal this!!! I love this.


message 8: by Alex (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments Of course not! Steal away :)


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments Have fun with the challenges--maybe we will buddy up for some of the reads!


message 10: by Alex (last edited Mar 19, 2016 08:46PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments A TO Z CHALLENGE -- CHARACTER EDITION
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message 12: by Alex (last edited Aug 12, 2016 05:55PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments ****A TO Z TITLE CHALLENGE (Bookworm)
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... msg 14


A - Apple and Rain (read 2/25; 3 stars)
B -The Bazaar of Bad Dreams(read 1/11; 4 stars)
C - Cob: Search For A Serial Killer(read 4/28; 4 stars)
D - Dance Upon the Air(read1/9; 3 stars)
E - End of Day(read 8/12; 3 stars)
F - F*ck Love(read 1/23; 4.5 stars)
G - Gone with the Wind (read 2/21; 5 stars)
H - The Healing (read 1/3; 5 stars)
I - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (read 3/9; 3 stars)
J
K - Kill the Boy Band(read 4/29; 4 stars)
L - The Lover's Dictionary(read 5/1; 5 stars.)
M - Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love(read 1/17; 5 stars)
N - Night Road(read 3/18; 4 stars)
O - The Ocean at the End of the Lane(read 2/16; 3 stars)
P -Phenomena: The Lost and Forgotten Children(read 1/4; 3 stars)
Q
R - Room(read 2/7; 4 stars)
S - See Jane Die(read 1/16; 4 stars)
T - Two for the Dough(read 2/5; 4 stars)
U
V - Valley of the Dolls(read 4/20; 4 stars)
W - West Side Story(read 1/6; 4 stars)
X
Y - Yes Please (read 2/29; 2 stars)
Z - Zombie(read 2/3; 5 stars)

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message 13: by Alex (last edited Jul 12, 2016 02:29PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments ***BOOK RIOT'S READ HARDER CHALLENGE
Jan 1-Dec 31 2016
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... Msg. 34

1. Horror - Zombie
2. Nonfiction book about science - Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
3. Collection of essays - Bossypants
4. Read a book out loud to someone else
5. Middle grade novel - Apple and Rain
6. Biography
7. Dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel - Wool Omnibus
8. Book originally published in the decade you were born - The Alchemist
9. Audiobook that has won an Audie Award - Beauty Queens
10. Book over 500 pages Gone with the Wind
11. Book under 100 pages The Grownup
12. Book by or about a person that identifies as transgender
13. Book set in the Middle East
14. Book by an author from Southeast Asia - The Suffering (The Philippines)
15. Historical fiction set before 1900 - The Healing; 1860
16. First book in a series by a person of color- The Girl from the Well
17. Non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years
18. Book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better.-Room The movie was great. Brie Larson is a very talented actress, but I would have to say the book was still better.
19. Nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes - Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
20. Book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
21. Book about politics in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction)-Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
22. Food memoir- An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia
23. A play-West Side Story
24. Book with a main character that has a mental illness. - When Rabbit Howls

COMPLETED: 19/20


message 14: by Alex (last edited Jul 05, 2016 07:28PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments ***ABC Author Challenge
**Last names only**Must be 150+ pgs**
Duration: Jan. 01 - Dec, 31, 2016
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


A- Arlidge, M.J. -The Doll's House
B - Bray, Libba - Beauty Queens
C - Chase, Truddi - When Rabbit Howls
D - Donoghue, Emma - Room
E - Evanovich, Janet - Two for the Dough
F - Fisher, Tarryn - F*ck Love
G - Gaiman, Neil - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
H - Howey, Hugh - Wool Omnibus
I - Isaac, Jane - Before It's Too Late
J - James, Maggie - His Kidnapper's Shoes
K - King, Stephen - The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
L - Lynn, Tracy - Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
M - McDermid, Val - The Mermaids Singing
N
O - Odell, Jonathan -The Healing
P - Poehler, Amy - Yes Please
Q - Quick, Matthew - Sorta Like a Rock Star
R - Roberts, Nora - Dance Upon the Air
S - Shulman, Irving - West Side Story
T - Tarr, Susan - Phenomena: The Lost and Forgotten Children
U
V
W - Woolf, Emma - An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia
X - Xinran, Xue - Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love
Y
Z - Zafon, Ruiz Carlos - The Shadow of the Wind

22/26


message 15: by Alex (last edited Sep 12, 2016 04:59PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments TLC: What to read next?
Duration: 08/01/16 - 08/01/17
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... msg 34
Level: Dogeared - 10 books
Completed: 1/10


Favorite Book 1: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
1. After the Woods
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Favorite Book 2: The Kind Worth Killing
1. I Let You Go | 9/12/16 | 4 stars
2. No Other Darkness
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Future books


message 16: by Alex (last edited Mar 19, 2016 08:26PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments March's Courage Challenge
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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments March Scavenger: The Red Cross
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message 18: by Alex (last edited Sep 12, 2016 04:59PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments ***Read Your Age Challenge
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Duration: February 24, 2016 - No time limit

17/27 completed

1989 - The Girl Next Door
1990 -
1991 -
1992 -
1993 -
1994 -
1995 -
1996 -
1997 -
1998 - Point of Origin July 3, 2016
1999 -
2000 - Drowning Ruth May 31, 2016
2001 -
2002 -
2003 - Ties That Bind Sept. 7, 2016
2004 - Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls Mar. 20, 2016
2005 - Never Let Me Go Apr. 11, 2016
2006 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas May 22, 2016
2007 - The Sleeping Doll June 14, 2016
2008 - Fuzzy Navel Aug 31, 2016
2009 - This is Where I Leave You Apr. 15, 2016
2010 - Radhika's Story: Surviving Human Trafficking Mar. 05, 2016
2011 - Night Road Mar. 08, 2016
2012 - Wool Omnibus Feb. 28, 2016
2013 - Minerva Day Mar. 03, 2016
2014 - Apple and Rain Feb. 25, 2016
2015 - Black Iris Feb. 27, 2016
2016 - The Way I Used to Be Apr. 22, 2016


message 19: by Alex (last edited Oct 15, 2016 02:34PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
PERPETUAL CHALLENGE, NO DEADLINE

Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... Msg 271

*OFFICIAL START DATE: Aug. 1, 2016

1. To begin:
Read any book from your favorite genre, then move on to task #2
Dark Rooms (mystery/thriller) 08/07/16 ★★★★
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2. If the book you read for task #1 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from outside your usual genre, then move on to task #3.

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3. If the book you read for task #2 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by title, A-Z, then move on to task #4.

If you gave the book you read for task #2 three stars or less, read another book from that same genre. Continue reading from that genre until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list sorted by title, A-Z, and move on to task #4.

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4. If the book you read for task #3 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by author, A-Z, then move on to task #5.

If you gave the book you read for task #3 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list sorted by author, A-Z, and move on to task #5.

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5. If the book you read for task #4 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date added, newest to oldest, then move on to task #6.

If you gave the book you read for task #4 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date added, newest to oldest, then move on to task #6.

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6. If the book you read for task#5 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by rating, highest to lowest, then move on to task #7.

If you gave the book you read for task #5 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by rating, highest to lowest, and move on to task #7.

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7. If the book you read for task #6 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by cover, then move on to task #8.

If you gave the book you read for task #6 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by cover, and move on to task #8.

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8. If the book you read for task #7 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date published (your choice - newest to oldest OR oldest to newest), then move on to task #9.

If you gave the book you read for task #7 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the first page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date published (your choice - newest to oldest OR oldest to newest), and move on to task #9.

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9. If the book you read for task #8 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from a second genre outside your usual comfort zone, then move on to task #10.

If you gave the book you read for task #8 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from a different genre outside your usual comfort zone, and move on to task #10.

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10. If the book you read for task #9 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the LAST page of your GR TBR list, sorted by title, A-Z, then move on to task #11.

If you gave the book you read for task #9 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the last page of your GR TBR list, sorted by title, A-Z, and move on to task #11.

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11. If the book you read for task #10 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the LAST page of your GR TBR list, sorted by author, A-Z, then move on to task #12.

If you gave the book you read for task #10 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the last page of your GR TBR list, sorted by author, A-Z, and move on to task #12.

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12. If the book you read for task #11 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the LAST page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date added, newest to oldest, then move on to task #13.

If you gave the book you read for task #11 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the last page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date added, newest to oldest, and move on to task #13.

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13. If the book you read for task #12 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the LAST page of your GR TBR list, sorted by rating, lowest to highest, then move on to task #14.

If you gave the book you read for task #12 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the last page of your GR TBR list, sorted by rating, lowest to highest, and move on to task #14.

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14. If the book you read for task #13 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the LAST page of your GR TBR list, sorted by cover, then move on to task #15.

If you gave the book you read for task #13 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the last page of your GR TBR list, sorted by cover, and move on to task #15.

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15. If the book you read for task #14 earned 4-5 stars, read a book from the LAST page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date published (your choice, as in task #8 above), then move on to task #16.

If you gave the book you read for task #14 three stars or less, read another book from that list. Continue reading from that list until you find a book that merits a 4-5 star rating.
Then read a book from the last page of your GR TBR list, sorted by date published (your choice, as in task #8 above), then move on to task #16.

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16. If you wish to continue with this challenge, choose a different genre and start all over again OR use random.org to choose number, then read the book that corresponds to that number on your TBR list, and continue the challenge based on that book as your starting point OR choose a page near the middle of your GR TBR list, rather than the first or last page.


message 20: by Alex (last edited Jul 27, 2016 05:41PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments 2016 It's All in the Title Challenge
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... Msg 42
Duration: January 1, 2016- December 31, 2016
Completed: 4/5

✔1. - Never Knowing Apr 1; ****
✔2. - Never Let Me Go Apr 11; ****
✔3. - Live and Let Die Jul 17; **
✔4. - The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die Jul 26; ***
5.


message 21: by Alex (last edited Apr 19, 2016 12:23PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 commentsIt's Reading Time Challenge 2016
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message 22: by Alex (last edited Sep 12, 2016 05:04PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments Literature Map Challenge:
Map Link: http://www.literature-map.com/
Challenge Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
April - December 2016

Author 1: Phillip Margolin
Book: Ties That Bind
Date finished: Sept 7

Author 2: Karin Slaughter
Book: Pretty Girls
Date finished: Sept 10

Author 3:


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments Rainbow Connection Challenge
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... msg 78
Apr. 9, 2016 - ???

**Option 1:**
-Read 7 books whose covers are the primary colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink
-book covers must be around 75% of that color
-no pale or dark covers will be allowed – covers must be primary!
4/7 completed

Red: Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick
Orange: Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1) by J.A. Konrath
Yellow: Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard
Green: A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton
Blue: Ties That Bind by Phillip Margolin
Purple: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Pink: Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann


message 24: by Alex (last edited Dec 06, 2016 09:39AM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments 50 States Challenge
Start Date: 5/22/16
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... msg 681

**13/50 completed**

Alabama (AL)
Alaska (AK)
Arizona (AZ)
Arkansas (AR)
✔California (CA) - The Sleeping Doll 6/14/16
Colorado (CO)
✔Connecticut (CT) - Dark Rooms 8/7/16
Delaware (DE)
Florida (FL)
✔Georgia (GA) - Pretty Girls 9/10/16
Hawaii (HI)
Idaho (ID)
✔Illinois (IL) - Whiskey Sour 7/14/16
Indiana (IN)
Iowa (IA)
Kansas (KS)
Kentucky (KY)
Louisiana (LA)
Maine (ME)
✔Maryland (MD) - Behave 8/2/16
Massachusetts (MA)
Michigan (MI) -
Minnesota (MN)
✔Mississippi (MS) - A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty 6/3/16
Missouri (MO)
Montana (MT)
Nebraska (NE) -
✔Nevada (NV) - The Secret History of Las Vegas: A Novel 9/24/16
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico (NM)
✔New York (NY) - The Butterfly Garden 5/26/16
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
Ohio (OH)
Oklahoma (OK)
✔Oregon (OR) - The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die 7/26/16
Pennsylvania (PA)
Rhode Island (RI)
✔South Carolina (SC) - Exhume 9/19/16
South Dakota (SD)
Tennessee (TN)
✔Texas (TX) - When She Woke 6/23/16
Utah (UT)
Vermont (VT)
✔Virginia (VA) - Point of Origin 7/3/16
Washington (WA)
West Virginia (WV)
✔Wisconsin (WI) - Drowning Ruth 5/31/16
Wyoming (WY)


message 25: by Alex (last edited Sep 17, 2016 05:51PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments TCF'S Summer Seasonal Challenge
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
♢Duration: 6/21/16 - 09/21/16♢


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments WACKY READING CHALLENGES WORD SEARCH

August Word Search
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

September Word Search
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

October Word Search
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 28: by Alex (last edited Oct 11, 2016 01:14PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments ☠☠☠ The Walking Dead Board Game ☠☠☠
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Start Date: July 5, 2016

Roll 1: 3 | Space 3
☠ Tell It to the Frogs - read a book with any amount of green on the cover: Exhume | 9/19/16

Roll 2: 1 | Space 4
☠ Vatos - Read a book with a man on the cover: The Phantom of the Opera | 10/4/16

Roll 3: 4 | Space 8
☠ Bloodletting - read a book with blood or the word “blood” on the cover: Proof Positive | 10/11/16

Roll 4: 4 | Space 12
☠ Secrets - read a book with the word “secret” in the title


message 29: by Alex (last edited Oct 17, 2016 05:46PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments Bad, Scary and Terrifying A-Z
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
OPTION 1: As an A to Z challenge, using book titles with one or more words theme related - as long as it's bad, scary or terrifying, it counts.

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B - Bloody Mary Jul 23, 2016
C - Cherry Bomb Sept 16, 2016
D - Dark Rooms Aug 07, 2016
E - Exhume Sept 19, 2016
F - Fugitive Oct 15, 2016
G - The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die Jul 27, 2016
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L - Live and Let Die Jul 17, 2016
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P - The Phantom of the Opera
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R - The Real Book Thief Sept 4, 2016
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V - Violent Crimes Oct 17, 2016
W - Woman with a Gun Aug 17, 2016
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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments POINTS CHALLENGE - For Love of a Book

OCTOBER - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments Reading Roulette 2016-2017
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... - 51
Starts: Jul 02, 2016

Call out dates:
-Jul 02, 2016 - Read the first book on your TBR that has an item of clothing on the cover: Woman with a Gun | #4 | Aug. 17

Jul 16, 2016 - Read the first book on your TBR with a 7 in the number of pages: Serena | #2

-Jul 30, 2016 -Read the first book on your TBR whose author's first or last name contains a flower name: Dark Rooms | Lili Anolik | #56 | Aug. 7

Aug 31, 2016-Read the first book on your TBR that has a mostly pink cover: Stranger Child | #236

Aug 27, 2016 - Read any book on your TBR that is about a medical topic: Wild Justice | Sept. 1

Sep 10 - Read the first book on your TBR written by a celebrity: Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain | #277

Sep 24, 2016 - Read the first book on your TBR whose author's last name starts with an O: Bone by Bone | #28

Oct 08 - Read the first book on your TBR whose cover shows a domestic animal or pet:

Oct 22, 2016
Nov 19, 2016
Dec 17, 2016
Jan 14, 2017
Feb 11, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
May 06, 2017
Jun 03, 2017
Jun 17, 2017


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments REPORTER'S CHALLENGE
Link:https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc) Exhume 9/19/16
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc) I Let You Go | 9/12/16
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc) Pretty Girls | 9/10/16
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc): Wild Justice | 9/1/16

WHAT
Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in a little town Woman with a Gun | 8/17/16
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada The Secret History of Las Vegas: A Novel | 9/24/16
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) - The Phantom of the Opera | 10/4/16
Historical novel (pre 1930) Behave | 8/2/16

WHEN
One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc) Rant | 8/29/16
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story Proof Positive | 10/11/16
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Dirty Martini | 8/11/16
One set during a courtroom trial Ties That Bind | 9/7/16

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon: End of Day | 8/12/16
Gun/shooting is murder weapon Fuzzy Navel | 8/31/16
Blunt object is murder weapon: Violent Crimes | 10/16/16
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon: The Handmaid's Tale | 7/29/16

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18) - Dark Rooms | 8/7/16
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story Rusty Nail | 8/2/16


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Author Alphabet Fun
August 1, 2016 - ???

Level Three: 8 Sets
0/24

Set 1
C
D
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message 34: by Alex (last edited Nov 26, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments The Alphabet Series Challenge!
Start Date: 05/22/16
Finished: 1/26 (3+ books per series)

A - Amanda Jaffe | Phillip Margolin
--I have read every book in this series that has been published so far (as of Oct. 2016)--
✘1. Wild Justice | 9/1/16 | 5 stars
✘2. Ties That Bind | 9/7/16 | 4 stars
✘3. Proof Positive | 10/11/16 | 4 stars
✘4. Fugitive | 10/15/16 | 5 stars
✘5. Violent Crimes | 10/16/16 | 5 stars

B -Burke
1. Flood
2. Strega
3. Blue Belle

C - Chaos Walking
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go

D - David Raker
E - Elvis Cole
F - DCI Erika Foster *Free Letter
G - Graveyard Queen/Grant County
H - Hercule Poirot
I - Inspector Rebus

J - Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels | J.A. Konrath
✘1. Whiskey Sour | 7/14/16 | 5 stars
✘2. Bloody Mary | 7/23/16 | 4 stars
✘3. Rusty Nail | 8/2/16 | 5 stars
✘4. Dirty Martini | 8/11/16 | 4 stars
✘5. Fuzzy Navel | 8/31/16 | 3 stars
✘6. Cherry Bomb | 9/16/16 | 3 stars
✘7. Shaken | 9/28/16 | 5 stars
✘8. Stirred | 10/14/16 | 4 stars
✘8.5 With A Twist 10/15/16 | 3 stars
✘9. Rum Runner 11/5/16 | 2 stars

K - Kathryn Dance series | Jeffery Deaver
✘1.The Sleeping Doll | 6/14/16 | 3 stars
✘2.Roadside Crosses | 6/30/16 | 4 stars
3.XO

L - Lucas Davenport
M - Maggie O'Dell
N - No Time For Goodbye
O - Once Upon a Crime Family
P - Pretty Little Liars
Q - Quirke or Quincy and Rainie
R - Robert Hunter
S -
T - Tracy Crosswhite
U - Uglies
V - Vanished
W - Wallander
X- AleX Cross
Y - Calladine & BaYliss series
Z - RiZzoli & Isles series


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments A-Z NONFICTION CHALLENGE
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Start Date: 9/13/2016
No time limit

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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments A BOOK THAT WAS...
1/10 Completed
9/13/2016 - ???

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

1. A childhood favorite
2. Recommended by a friend
3. Added to your "To Read" list more than a month ago
4. On a NY Times best seller list
5. Written by an author awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
6. Controversial
7. Turned into a movie The Phantom of the Opera | 10/4/16
8. Self published
9. Published the year you were born
10. Originally published in a foreign language


message 37: by Alex (last edited Oct 14, 2016 05:06PM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments GENRE CHALLENGE
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Start Date: 9/15/16
Time Limit: No limit
5/20 Complete

1. Biography
2. Chick Lit
✘3. Classics - The Phantom of the Opera | 10/4/16 | 4 stars
4. Contemporary
✘5. Crime - Cherry Bomb | 9/17/16 | 4 stars
6. Dystopian
7. Fantasy
8. Historical Fiction
9. History
10. Horror
11. Humour
12. Memoir
✘13. Mystery - The Secret History of Las Vegas: A Novel | 9/24/16 | 4 stars
14. Non-Fiction
15. Paranormal
16. Romance
17. Science Fiction
✘18. Suspense - Stirred | 10/14/16 | 4 stars
✘19. Thriller - Exhume | 9/19/16 | 2 stars
20. Young Adult


1. Favourite genres before taking the challenge - Thriller/Mystery/Suspense
2. New genres read for challenge -
3. New genres I will read more of as a result of the challenge -
4. Genres I will still avoid after taking the challenge -


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