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message 1: by Carri (last edited Nov 06, 2016 03:46PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments My goal for 2016 is to read 20 books.
7/20

I had to change my goal for the 2016 year. I hope to make it up in 2017/

1. 01/06/16 The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner - Children's Book READ
2. 01/06/16 Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge - Graphic Novel READ
3. 01/08/16 Lisa, Bright and Dark by John Neufeld READ
4. 01/09/16 The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker READ
5. 01/10/16 Night by Elie Wiesel Read
6. 01/13/16 Godmother: A Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
7. 01/20/16 Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
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message 2: by Carri (last edited Jan 20, 2016 09:19PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments Books by Month


January: 7
February:
March:
April:
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:


message 3: by Carri (last edited Jan 20, 2016 09:20PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments Genre
NON FICTION
Autobiography 1
Biography
Memoir
Self Help
FICTION
Children's: 1
Classics:
Chic LIt:
Fantasy:
Graphic Novel: 1
Historical Fiction:
General Fiction: 3
Mystery:
Science Fiction:
Short Stories:
Young Adult: 1
Other
Poetry:


message 4: by Carri (last edited Jan 13, 2016 08:14PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments I Spy: Book Titles Edition - find books that share a title word with popular classics
Goal of 10
1/10
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
6. The Little Prince
7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
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 - Godmother: A Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon READ 01/13/16
15. Around the World in 80 Days
16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
17. The Time Traveler's Wife
18. All Quiet on the Western Front
19. The Old Man and the Sea
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


message 5: by Carri (last edited Jan 08, 2016 11:46PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments From Fact to Fiction 5 pairs, 10 books.
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Fact, 1A. MS Beyond the Red Door, by Dr. R Yeager & M E Ziliak R.N
Fiction 1. B - A Sundog Moment by Sharon Baldacci
Fact 2A Fat Girl by Judith Moore
Fiction 2B The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12 by Robin Gold
Fact 3A
Fiction 3B


message 6: by Carri (last edited Jan 20, 2016 09:23PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments Popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge

06/40
1. A book based on a fairy tale - Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon READ 01/13/16
2. A National Book Award winner -
3. A YA bestseller -
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Lisa Bright and Dark by John Neufeld Read 01/08/16
5. A book set in your home state (Indiana) -
6. A book translated to English
8. A book set in Europe
9. A book that's under 150 pages
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
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 - Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge READ 01/6/16
23. A book that is published in 2016
24. A book with a protagonist that has your occupation
25. A book that takes place during summer
26. A book and its prequel
26B. It's prequel:
27. A murder mystery
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel
30. A book with a blue cover - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker READ 01/09/16
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
34. A book from the library Attachments by Rainbow Rowell READ on 01/20/16
35. An autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel, Read on 01/10/16
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 7: by Carri (last edited Jan 20, 2016 09:25PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments A TO Z CHALLENGE -- CHARACTER EDITION
5/26
Playing off of our I-Spy “Book Title” edition, we are introducing the A to Z Challenge “Character Edition.” Read a book with a character to fit for each letter of the alphabet. You can use the first letters of character’s first or last name. You may only use one character per book, and you may use memoirs/biographies/autobiographies for this challenge.
A. -
B. Beth from Attachments by Rainbow Rowell READ 01/20/16
C.
D.
E. Elie Wiesel from Night by Elie Wiesel
F.
G.
H.
I.
J. Julia from The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
K.
L. Lisa of Lisa, Bright and Dark by John Neufeld
M. Maybeth of Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon READ 01/13/16
N.
O.
P. Paige of Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Q.
R.
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T.
U.
V. Violet from The BoxCar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
W.
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Y.
Z.


message 8: by Carri (last edited Jan 05, 2016 10:14PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments Randomiser Challenge
369 - Little Lady, Big Apple (The Little Lady Agency, #2)
583 - Deep Dish by Andrews, Mary Kay
921 - Friendship Bread by Gee, Darien *
1270 - Women of a Dangerous Age: A Novel by Blake, Fanny *
1319 - The All You Can Dream Buffet by O'Neal, Barbara *


message 9: by Carri (last edited Jan 20, 2016 09:28PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments Every Year Challenge
3/52
1908 -
1942 - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner 01/06/16
I am going to start with 1964 the year I was born , but hope to do more.
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968 - Lisa, Bright and Dark by John Neufeld
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 -
2009 - Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
2010
2011 - Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge 01/06/16 & Attachments by Rainbow Rowell read 02/20/16
2012 -
2013
2014
2015
2016


message 10: by Carri (last edited Jan 13, 2016 08:22PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments 2016 A-Z TITLE CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

3/26 Completed

A The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker Read 01/09/16
B - Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, read 01/06/16
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D
E
F
G Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon READ 01/13/16
H
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J
K
L - Lisa Bright and Dark 01/07/16
M
N
O
P - Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge 01/07/16
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z


message 11: by Carri (new)

Carri | 316 comments Read 10 Classics
0/10
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
4. Anne of Green Gables # 1 by L.M. Montgomery
5. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
6. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton,
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith


message 12: by Carri (last edited Jan 20, 2016 09:29PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments 50 States Reading Challenge
0/50
1 Alabama:
2 Alaska:
3 Arizona:
4 Arkansas:
5 California: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
6 Colorado:
7 Connecticut:
8 Delaware:
9 Florida:
10 Georgia:
11 Hawaii:
12 Idaho:
13 Illinois:
14 Indiana:
15 Iowa:
16 Kansas:
17 Kentucky:
18 Louisiana:
19 Maine:
20 Maryland:
21 Massachusetts:
22 Michigan
23 Minnesota:
24 Mississippi:
25 Missouri:
26 Montana:
27 Nebraska: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell read 02/20/16
28 Nevada:
29 New Hampshire:
30 New Jersey:
31 New Mexico:
32 New York: Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge READ 01/6/16
33 North Carolina:
34 North Dakota:
35 Ohio:
36 Oklahoma:
37 Oregon:
38 Pennsylvania:
39 Rhode Island:
40 South Carolina:
41 South Dakota:
42 Tennessee:
43 Texas:
44 Utah:
45 Vermont:
46 Virginia:
47 Washington:
48 West Virginia:
49 Wisconsin:
50 Wyoming:


message 13: by Carri (last edited Jan 13, 2016 08:26PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments Read books written by authors from as many different countries as you can. The authors can have either been born there or lived there.


Poland - Wiesel, Elie Night
United States - Carolyn Turgeon Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story


message 14: by Carri (new)

Carri | 316 comments Pulitzer Prize Personal Challenge

Goal: Read all winners. Time limit: none.

1918 His Family, Ernest Poole
1919 The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington
1921 The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
1922 Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington
1923 One of Ours, Willa Cather
1924 The Able McLaughlins, Margaret Wilson
1925 So Big, Edna Ferber
1926 Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis
1927 Early Autumn, Lois Bromfield
1928 The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
1929 Scarlet Sister Mary, Julia Peterkin
1930 Laughing Boy, Oliver Lafarge
1931 Years of Grace, Margaret Ayer Barnes
1932 The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
1933 The Store, T.S. Stribling
1934 Lamb in His Bosom, Caroline Miller
1935 Now in November, Josephine Winslow Johnson
1936 Honey in the Horn, Harold L. Davis
1937 Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
1938 The Late George Apley, John Phillips Marquand
1939 The Yearling, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1940 The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
1942 In This Our Life, Ellen Glaskow
1943 Dragon's Teeth, Upton Sinclair
1944 Journey in the Dark, Martin Flavin
1945 A Bell for Adano, John Hersey
1947 All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
1948 Tales of the South Pacific, James A. Michener
1949 Guard of Honor, James Guold Cozzens
1950 The Way West, A.B. Guthrie
1951 The Town, Conrad Richter
1952 The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
1953 The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
1955 A Fable, William Faulkner
1956 Andersonville, MacKinlay Kantor
1958 A Death in the Family, James Agee
1959 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, Robert Lewis Taylor
1960 Advise and Consent, Allen Drury
1961 To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
1962 The Edge of Sadness, Edwin O'Connor
1963 The Reivers, William Faulkner
1965 The Keepers of the House, Shirley Ann Grau
1966 The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, Katherine Anne Porter
1967 The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron
1969 House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday
1970 The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford, Jean Stafford
1972 Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
1973 The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty
1975 The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara
1976 Humboldt's Gift, Saul Bellow
1978 Elbow Room, James Alan McPherson
1979 The Stories of John Cheever, John Cheever
1980 The Executioner's Song, Norman Mailer
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
1982 Rabbit is Rich, John Updike
1983 The Color Purple, Alice Walker
1984 Ironweed, William Kennedy
1985 Foreign Affairs, Alison Lurie
1986 Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
1987 A Summons to Memphis, Peter Taylor
1988 Beloved, Toni Morrison
1989: Breathing Lessons, Anne Tyler
1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos
1991 Rabbit at Rest, John Updike
1992 A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley
1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler
1994 The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
1995 The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
1996 Independence Day, Richard Ford
1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, Steven Millhauser
1998 American Pastoral, Philip Roth
1999 The Hours, Michael Cunningham
2000 Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
2002 Empire Falls, Richard Russo
2003 Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
2004 The Known World, Edward P. Jones
2005 Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
2006 March, Geraldine Brooks
2007 The Road, Cormac McCarthy
2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz
2009 Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
2010 Tinkers, Paul Harding
2011 A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
2013 The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson
2014 The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
2015 All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr


message 15: by Carri (last edited Jan 10, 2016 11:19PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments Bible
Goal: Finish my first real read-through of the Bible.

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Old Testament:
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalm
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

New Testament:
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation


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