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message 1: by Tanya (last edited Jul 23, 2016 04:43PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments I love reading challenges! I may not finish any particular category, but I am grateful for how they broaden my reading interests and help me to discover new authors. It is lots of fun plan too as that activity in itself reveals books out there I didn't yet know I would want to add to my to be read pile. I often find good ideas for challenges at this website: http://novelchallenge.weebly.com/. Several reading challenges caught my attention for 2016:

1/ PopSugar Reading challenge.
2/ Rory Gilmore
3/ 1,001 BTRBYD & 1,001 BTRBYGU
4. Classics
5. Every year
6. Semi-charmed kind of life seasonal reading challenges (did 1 in the past)

Stats as of 05/31/16
- Female/Male author: 32 (new to me: 26) / 12 (new to me: 10)
- Part of a series/Standalone: 7/37
- Series started/finished/discontinued: 6/1/0
- Read in each month (at a glance)
13 / 9 / 10/ 7 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Novel Length
Picture book: (not counting towards length) - I need to count these up!
Short (<250 pages): 17
Medium (250-500 pages): 26
Long (501-800 pages): 1
Very Long (>800 pages): 0
Total pages: 11,065

Year published:
- 2016: 2
- 2015: 8
- 2014: 3
- 2009-13: 20
- 2004-08: 4
- 2000-03: 0
- 1990-99: 0
- Before 1990: 7


message 2: by Tanya (last edited Oct 31, 2016 09:41AM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Goal: 41 books
Progress: 37/41 as of 10/31/16

✔1. 02/28/2016 A book based on a fairy tale A Whole New World ★★★)
✔2. 06/22/16 A National Book Award winner Mockingbird (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (2010) (★★ (★★★★)
✔ 3. 01/02/16 A YA bestseller Thirteen Reasons Why (★★★)
✔ 4.01/08/16 A book you haven't read since high school: The Outsiders (★★★★)
✔ 5. 02/10/16 A book set in your home state Panorama City (★★★★)
✔ 6. 05/04 A book translated to English A Man Called Ove (★★★)
7. A romance set in the future Delerium
✔ 8. 02/03/16 A book set in Europe The Danish Girl (★★★)
✔ 9. 05/31 /16 A book that's under 150 pages Afternoon Of The Elves (★★)
✔ 10. 01/02/2016 A New York Times bestseller Will Grayson, Will Grayson (★★★) (debuted at #3)
✔ 11. 03/05/16 A book that's becoming a movie this year (★★★★) The Great Gilly Hopkins
✔ 12. 04/23/16 A book recommended by someone you just met Frankenstein (★★★★)
✔ 13. 01/09/16 A self-improvement book Move Your DNA
meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier - still want to read
✔ 14. 01/12/16 A book you can finish in a day: When You Reach Me (★★★)
✔ 15. 03/03/2016 A book written by a celebrity. The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (★★★)
16. A political memoir
A Political Education: A Washington Memoir
Long Walk to Freedom
✔ 17. 01/03/16 A book at least 100 years older than you
Anthem (★★★)
✔ 18. 01/04/16 A book that's more than 600 pages The Goldfinch (★★★)
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
A Tale of Two Cities
The Invention of Wings
✔ 20. 10/08/16 A science-fiction novel
Good Morning, Midnight(★★★)
✔ 21. 05/29/16 A book recommended by a family member The Popularity Papers (★★★)
✔ 22. 01/16/16 A graphic novel The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln (★★★)
✔ 23. 07/16/16 A book that is published in 2016 Piece of Mind
✔24. 07/19/16 A book with a protagonist that has your occupation The Perfect Stride: A Runner’s Guide to Healthier Technique, Performance, and Speed(★★★★) - this one has my hobby (since I'm not employed)
✔ 25. 02/16/16 A book that takes place during summer Wake (★★★)
26. A book Red Queen - in progress & its prequel Queen Song
✔ 27. 02/09/16 27. A murder mystery Murder Most Frothy (★★★)
✔ 28. 02/12/16 A book written by a comedian Bossypants (★★★★)
✔ 29. 02/23/16 A dystopian novel Lullaby (★★★)
✔ 30. 02/16/2016 A book with a blue cover Wake (★★)
✔31. 03/03/2016 A book of poetry Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 (★★★)
✔32. The first book you see in a bookstore The Bitter Side of Sweet (★★★★1/2)
✔ 33. 09/18/2016 A classic from the 20th century O Pioneers! (★★★★)
✔ 34. 07/18/16 A book from the library Nightlight: A Parody (★★)
✔ 35. 01/24/16 An autobiography Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person (★★★★★)
✔ 36. 06/24/16 A book about a road trip Sisters (★★★)
✔ 37. 03/13/16A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (★★★)
✔ 38. 01/13/16 A satirical book: Candide (★★★)
✔39. 05/31/16 A book that takes place on an island The Cay (★★★★)
✔ 40. 01/28/16 A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Life-Changing KonMari Method


message 3: by Tanya (last edited Nov 25, 2016 02:58PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments PUT ON HOLD - WILL CONSIDER FOR 2017

RORY GILMORE - SEASON 1 - READING CHALLENGE
http://www.blackwhitereadbooks.com/#!...
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Goal: 1

1. On the Road
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3. Rosemary's Baby
4. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
5. Madame Bovary
6. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

I did read one book, but it wasn't from Season one:
7/31/16 In Cold Blood


message 4: by Tanya (last edited Nov 25, 2016 03:01PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments COMPLETED 10/18/16

1,001 Books To Read Before You Die - goal=6
Free online books here for some of these http://www.getfreeebooks.com/?p=10394

1. 02/16/16 Candide
2. 04/23/16 Frankenstein
3. 07/02/16 The Marriage Plot
4. 07/31/16 In Cold Blood
5. 09/26/16 The Sense of an Ending
6. 10/08/16 The Maltese Falcon
7. 11/09/16 To the Lighthouse
8. 11/22/16 The Pit and the Pendulum

Completed on 4/2/16
1,001 Books To Read Before You Grow Up - goal=18

1. 02/04/16 Fly, Little Bird
2. 02/04/16 Handa's Surprise
3. 02/04/16Bunny Bath
4. 02/04/16 Slinky Malinki
5. 02/04/16 The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit
6. 02/04/16 Humphrey's Corner
7. 02/04/16 Gumdrop The Adventures Of A Vintage Car
8. 02/16/16 The Runaway Train
9. 02/16/16 The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My
10. 02/16/16 The Story About Ping
11. 02/16/16 Rosie's Walk
12. 02/16/16 Where's My Teddy?
13. 02/16/16 Jamela's Dress
14. 02/23/16 Sleep well, little bear
15. 02/23/16 Is That a Monster, Alfie Atkins?
16. 02/23/16 One Snowy Night
17. 02/23/16 Barbapapa
18. 04/02/16 Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age
19. 05/27/16 This is the Bear: Read and Share
20. 05/31/16 Pumpkin Soup
21. 05/31/16 The Cay
22. 06/11/16 The Children of Green Knowe
23. 06/18/16 Winnie the Witch
24. 09/30/16 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


message 5: by Tanya (last edited Feb 12, 2016 01:30PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments January books
goal: read at least one from an "extreme" - The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln

01/01/16 Will Grayson, Will Grayson (★★★)
01/02/16 Thirteen Reasons Why (★★★)
01/03/16 Anthem (★★★)
01/04/16 The Goldfinch (★★★)
01/08/16 The Outsiders (★★★★)
01/09/16 Move Your DNA (★★★★)
01/12/16 When You Reach Me (★★★)
01/13/16 A Mercy (★★★)
01/13/16 Candide (★★★)
01/16/16 The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln (★★★)
01/20/16 Concussion (★★★)
01/24/16 Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person (★★★★★)
01/28/26 Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Life-Changing KonMari Method(★★★★


message 6: by Tanya (last edited Jul 23, 2016 07:18PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments February progress
Goal: Complete at least half of the PopSugar Challenge
02/03/16 The Danish Girl (★★★)
02/09/16 Murder Most Frothy (★★★)
02/09/16 Brave Enough (★★★★)
02/10/16 Panorama City (★★★★)
02/12/16 Bossypants (★★★★)
02/16/16 Wake (★★★)--
02/21/16 Who's the New Kid?: How an Ordinary Mom Helped Her Daughter Overcome Childhood Obesity-- And You Can, Too! (★★★)
02/23/16 Lullaby (★★★)
02/28/16 A Whole New World (★★★)

Need to update remainder of Feb; had a lot of picture books.


message 7: by Tanya (last edited May 20, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments March Reading Goals and progress

03/03/16 Diving Into the Wreck (★★★)
03/03/16 The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (★★★)
03/05/16 The Great Gilly Hopkins (★★★★)
03/09/16 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (★★★★)
03/13/16 The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (★★★)
03/14/16 Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America (★★★★)
03/21/16 Red Queen (★★)
03/22/16 The Wishing Spell(★★★)
03/27/16 Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness(★★★)
03/28/16 If You Ask Me (★★★)


message 8: by Tanya (last edited Jul 23, 2016 04:21PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments April reading goals and progress
04/02/16 Nerve (★★★)
04/02/16 We Are All Made of Molecules (★★★)
04/05/16 One Crazy Summer (★★★★)
04/16/16 Symptoms of Being Human (★★★)
04/22/16 Circling the Sun (★★★)
04/23/16 Frankenstein (★★★★)
04/29/16 Eight Hundred Grapes (★★★)


message 9: by Tanya (last edited Jul 23, 2016 04:35PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments May reading goals and progress

05/04/16 A Man Called Ove (★★★)
05/07/16 Me Before You (★★★)
05/13/16 About Average (★★★★)
05/21/16 Okay for Now (★★★★)
05/28/16 Battered to Death (★★★)
05/29/16 The Popularity Papers(★★★★)
05/31/16 The Cay (★★★★)
05/31/16 Afternoon Of The Elves (★★)

Picture books
Red: A Crayon's Story
This is the Bear: Read and Share
Pumpkin Soup


message 10: by Tanya (last edited Jul 23, 2016 07:47PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments June reading goals and progress

*Read at least 85 points for the Megan Tristao Summer Reading Challenge - A Semi-Charmed Kind of Life - didn't meet - keep for July (read 3 books, so a couple of midpoint goals met)

✔ 06/06/16 25 points: Read a book with a punny title. The title can be a play on another book title, movie title or a common expression. All the Pretty Hearses
06/21/16 Bad word: Fake Fake ID
Good word-real or authentic
40 points: Read two books that contain the same word in the title, but once in the singular and once in the plural. (Remember, you must read both books to get 40 points; this category is not worth 20 points per book.)
06/14/16 How to Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy Steps: A Biblical Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

*Finish the local library reading challenge (National Book Award Winner-done; author that shares my initials-done; collection of short stories) -didn't complete

06/06/16 All the Pretty Hearses (★★)
06/10/16 The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (★★★)
06/11/16 The Children of Green Knowe (★★★)
06/14/16 How to Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy Steps: A Biblical Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
06/19/16 The Hunger Pains: A Parody (★★★)
06/21/16 Fake ID (★★★)
06/22/16 The Teen Girl's Survival Guide: Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress (★★★★)
06/22/16 Mockingbird (★★★★)
06/24/16 Sisters (★★★)

Picture books
Winnie the Witch


message 11: by Tanya (last edited Jul 23, 2016 07:51PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments July goals and progress

*Complete four book for the local library reading bingo challenge

Lost in the Sun
Piece of Mind
The Perfect Stride: A Runner’s Guide to Healthier Technique, Performance, and Speed

*Accumulate at least 85 points for the Megan Tristao Summer Reading Challenge - A Semi-Charmed Kind of Life - done!
✔ 07/02/16 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long.
The Marriage Plot - 1,001 BTRBYD
✔ 07/18/16 15 points: Don’t judge a book by its cover! Read a book with a cover you personally find unappealing. Nightlight: A Parody
✔40 points: Read two books that contain the same word in the title, but once in the singular and once in the plural. (Remember, you must read both books to get 40 points; this category is not worth 20 points per book.)
06/14/16 How to Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy Steps: A Biblical Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
07/06/16 Beautiful Ruins


message 12: by Tanya (last edited Oct 31, 2016 09:49AM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments August goals and progress - no specific goals, do some catching up on challenges.


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments September goals and progress

Popsugar challenge
33. A classic from the 20th century O Pioneers! 9/18/16
34. A book from the library - The Woman in Cabin 10 9/5/16


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments October goals and progress

Books that begin with the following letters for the title:
J
K
Q
U
V
X

2005 book to complete the Every Year challenge (above)


message 15: by Tanya (last edited Oct 31, 2016 09:59AM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments November goals and progress

General Guidelines:
The challenge will run from November 1, 2016, to January 31, 2017. No books started before 12 a.m. on November 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on January 31 will count.
Each book must be at least 150 pages long. Audiobooks and large-print books are fine, as long as the regular print version meets the length requirement.
A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once.
The highest possible total is 200 points, and the first five people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the summer 2017 challenge.
Have fun! Read some books you might not have read otherwise. Discover new authors and make new bookworm friends. (Yes, these are the most important rules!)

Challenge Categories:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long.
10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes: National Book Award, Man Booker or Man Booker International.
10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017).
15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you.
15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you.
20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classic (e.g. an Austen Project novel, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, etc.) — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Kaity.
25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title. — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Kerry. (And she was nice enough to come up with a long list of suggestions for you!)
30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name. (Alternate spellings are okay, e.g. Megan and Meghan or Smith and Smyth.) — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Ericka.
30 points: Read two books: a nonfiction book and a fiction book with which it connects. For example: A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie and one of Christie's mystery novels that features poison, or The Monuments Men and All the Light We Cannot See. The possibilities are endless, so have fun with this one! — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Bev. (And remember you must finish both books to get the 30 points! No partial points will be awarded.)
40 points: Read two books: one by an author whose first name is the same as the last name of the author of the other book. For example: You may read a book by Martin Cruz Smith and a book by George R.R. Martin, or a book by James Joyce and a book by Joyce Carol Oates. The shared name must be spelled exactly the same, no variations. — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Jamie. (And remember you must finish both books to get the 40 points! No partial points will be awarded.)

Complete Color-Coded Challenge
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover.
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

2 books as a cosy mystery
3 books with animal on cover, in title, or plays a significant role.

Popsugar challenge - only four to go!
7. A romance set in the future
16. A political memoir
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club - Say You're one of Them ( from Hoopla)
26. A book (done) & its prequel Queen Song


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments December goals and progress


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments Quarterly goals and progress

1/ January-March - post 110
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
A/ The Goldfinch - finished January 4.
B/ Frankenstein - finished April 23.
I only completed 1/2 goal books on time, but I completed 2/2 overall!


message 18: by Tanya (last edited Nov 25, 2016 03:02PM) (new)

Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments I didn't completed any of these challenges (11/25/16).
Not that excited to move it to 2017 goals either--abandoned book reading challenge.

Read 5 classics from this list of classics (based on list from I-Spy challenge)
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Goal: 5

1. A Tale of Two Cities
2. Gone with the Wind
3. The Little Prince
4. Alice's Adventures & Through the Looking Glass
5. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
6. The Diary of a Young Girl
7. The God of Small Things
8. All Quiet on the Western Front
9. The Old Man & the Sea
10. The Call of the Wild
11. The Good Earth

The 12 Month CLASSICS CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Goal:6
http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot...

January- A classic you've always wanted to read- A Tale of Two Cities
February- A classic you've always dreaded reading- The Old Man and the Sea
March- A classic you've been recommended- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
April- A classic you've seen the movie/miniseries/TV show of: Gone with the Wind
May- An American classic- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman,
June- A British classic- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
July- A European classic (non-British)- Candide
August- A modern classic- On the Road
September- A children's classic- The Call of the Wild
October- A classic by a female author- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton,
November- A classic by a male author- The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
December- A classic written under a pseudonym- Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments SEMI-CHARMED SUMMER 2016 SEASONAL READING CHALLENGE http://megancstroup.blogspot.com/2016...
Runs June 1-August 31

✔ 07/02/16 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long.
The Marriage Plot - 1,001 BTRBYD
10 points: Read a collection of short stories or essays. They may all be written by the same author, or the book may be an anthology from different writers; your choice!
10 points: Read an adult fiction book written by an author who normally writes books for children. Examples: J. K. Rowling, Judy Blume, Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan, etc. - Submitted by SCWBC15 finisher Kelly E.
Frankenstein's Monster: A Novel
15 points: Read a book set in Appalachia. - Submitted by SCWBC15 finisher Ericka B.
Look Homeward, Angel
Cold Mountain
Deliverance
Christy
Prodigal Summer
A Parchment of Leaves
✔ 07/18/16 15 points: Don’t judge a book by its cover! Read a book with a cover you personally find unappealing. Nightlight: A Parody
20 points: Read a book that you have previously only seen the film (movie) of. - Submitted by SCWBC15 finisher Bevchen.
Gone with the Wind
The Shining
Less Than Zero
Alice in Wonderland
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Breakfast at Tiffany's
✔ 06/06/16 25 points: Read a book with a punny title. The title can be a play on another book title, movie title or a common expression. All the Pretty Hearses
30 points: Read a microhistory. (Try this list or this one for ideas.)-can't wait for this category!
Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages
Uncommon Grounds
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters
The F-Word
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
A History of the Wife
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
30 points: Read one book with a good word in the title, and one with a bad word. you must read both books to get 30 points; this category is not worth 15 points per book.)
06/21/16 Bad word: Fake Fake ID
Good word-real or authentic
✔40 points: Read two books that contain the same word in the title, but once in the singular and once in the plural. (Remember, you must read both books to get 40 points; this category is not worth 20 points per book.)
06/14/16 How to Ruin Your Child in 7 Easy Steps: A Biblical Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
07/06/16 Beautiful Ruins


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments FULL HOUSE READING CHALLENGE
uration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
http://bookdate.blogspot.com/2015/11/...

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding (movie category?)

✔ Author you wish was known better- Panorama City
✔ Published in 2016- Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
✔ Book from series you love-The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit
✔ Debut novel- Thirteen Reasons Why
✔ Thought Provoking book-Anthem
✔ Had laugh out loud moments-Will Grayson, Will Grayson
✔ Book club worthy-Me Before You
✔ Color word in title- The Children of Green Knowe
✔Authors' surname starts with same letter as yours-The Goldfinch
✔ You didn't want to put it down- Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
Way out of comfort zone-
✔Family relationship word in title- Sisters
Book you bought-
Setting begins with B-
✔ Author outside own country - Candide
Self challenge-
Memoir-
✔ First in a series- Wake
✔ You'd like to change the cover- When You Reach Me
✔ A dominant color on cover (blue) - Murder Most Frothy
✔ New author to you- Bossypants
✔ Would make a good movie-The Great Gilly Hopkins
✔ Library book- The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln
✔ Published 2015-A Whole New World
✔ Been on TBR 'forever'- The Danish Girl


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments 2016 COLOR CODED CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
GOAL: 9 books
http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/20...

*Read nine books in the following categories.
✔ 1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover. Murder Most Frothy
✔ 2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover. Red Queen
✔ 3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover. Circling the Sun
✔4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover. The Children of Green Knowe
✔5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover. O Pioneers! or To the Lighthouse
✔6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover. The Hunger Pains: A Parody
(7.) A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover. In Cold Blood
✔ 8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.). The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments COMPLETED 11/9/16

2016 I LOVE PICTURE BOOKS CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Goal: 26
http://novelchallenge.weebly.com/home...

1. 02/04/16 Fly, Little Bird (★★★★)
2. 02/04/16 Handa's Surprise (★★★★)
3. 02/04/16Bunny Bath
4. 02/04/16 Slinky Malinki (★★★★)
5. 02/04/16 The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit (★)
6. 02/04/16 Humphrey's Corner
7. 02/04/16 Gumdrop The Adventures Of A Vintage Car (★★★★)
8. 02/16/16 The Runaway Train
9. 02/16/16 The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My
10. 02/16/16 The Story About Ping
11. 02/16/16 Rosie's Walk
12. 02/16/16 Where's My Teddy?
13. 02/16/16 Jamela's Dress
14. 02/23/16 Sleep well, little bear
15. 02/23/16 Is That a Monster, Alfie Atkins?
16. 02/23/16 One Snowy Night
17. 02/23/16 Barbapapa
18. 04/02/16 Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age
19. 05/21/16 Red: A Crayon's Story
20. 05/27/16 This is the Bear: Read and Share
21. 05/31/16 Pumpkin Soup
22. 06/21/16 Winnie the Witch
23. 07/18/16 Muti's Necklace: The Oldest Story in the World
24. 10/11/16 Lentil
25. 11/09/16 Llama Llama Trick or Treat
26. 11/09/16 Llama Llama Misses Mama
27. 11/09/16 Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa
28. 11/19/16 Ida, Always
29. 11/19/16 We Found A Hat
30. 11/23/16 The Thank You Book
31. 11/23/16 They All Saw a Cat
32. 11/23/16 Otter Goes to School
33. 11/23/16 A Child of Books
34. 11/23/16 Are We There Yet?


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments 2016 CRAFTY COSY BOOK CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Goal: 3
http://novelchallenge.weebly.com/home...

1. 02/09/16 Murder Most Frothy (★★★)

2016 CRUISIN' THROUGH THE COZIES CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Goal: 6
http://novelchallenge.weebly.com/home...

1. 02/09/16 Murder Most Frothy (★★★)
2. 5/28/16 Battered to Death (★★★)
3. 06/06/16 All the Pretty Hearses (★★)
4. 06/10/16 The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (★★★)


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments COMPLETED! Finished on 10/8/16

2016 WHAT AN ANIMAL
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

GOAL - level 1
6 books that have any of the following requirements:

a. there is an animal in the title of the book

b. there is an animal on the cover of the book

c. an animal plays a major role in the book


http://novelchallenge.weebly.com/home...

✔ 1. The Goldfinch
✔ 2. 03/13/16 The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
✔ 3. 06/10/16 The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
✔ 4. 6/19/16 The Hunger Pains: A Parody
✔ 5. 6/22/16 Mockingbird
✔ 6. 10/08/16 The Maltese Falcon


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge Goal=12 books

https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/fi...

I'm looking at others lists and compiling ideas here - thanks to all who have posted in December to plan ahead!

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(post 44)

1. A book recommended by an author you love (Kate DiCamillo)
The Hired Girl OR Booked OR Ideas Are All Around
2. A bestseller from 2016 Small Great Things OR Commonwealth OR milk and honey (poetry)
3. A book with a family member term in the title My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
4. A book that takes place over a character's life span The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
5. A book about an immigrant or refugee The Red Pencil
6. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Mannerpunk) -- definitely want suggestions here! Please!
7. A book with an eccentric character Don Quixote OR The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes OR Alias Grace
8. A book that's more than 800 pages (will see what the "epic" read for our online book club will be for 2017
9. A book you got from a used book sale The Invention of Curried Sausage ORLucky Jim
10. A book that's been mentioned in another book (will see what comes up as I read or if someone else suggests a book here)
11. A book about a difficult topicYou Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain OR
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College TownOR The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness OR Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
12. A book based on mythology


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(Post 76)

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters Letters Home A Life in Letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story Fangirl OR Life of Pi
8. A book with multiple authors Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
9. An espionage thriller I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
10. A book with a cat on the cover Time Cat
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym Six Mary Westmacott Novels My Brilliant Friend
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward... Snow White: A Graphic Novel
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get it Back
14. A book involving travel A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
15. A book with a subtitle Oliver Twist, Roots: The Saga of an American Family
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mythical creature The Island of Dr. Moreau or Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice - How to Win Friends and Influence People
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective - Watership Down, Animal Farm
22. A steampunk novel - Spare and Found Parts OR The Master Magician OR Cinder
23. A book with a red spine Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
24. A book set in the wilderness - The Mountain Story OR All the Pretty Horses OR The River
25. A book you loved as a child -
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited - Girl at War
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime The Last Silk Dress or Gone with the Wind
29. A book with an unreliable narrator - Lolita OR We Have Always Lived in the Castle OR Code Name Verity
30. A book with pictures Watchmen OR Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman Rebecca OR Anna Karenina OR My Life in France OR Madame Bovary
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire Born to Run
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas - Ring of Fire or Buttercream Bump Off
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before Sprinkle with Murder or Books Can Be Deceiving
40. A book you bought on a trip


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Tanya (tiggerrd) | 47 comments Semi-Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge

http://megancstroup.blogspot.com/2016...

Challenge Categories:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long. The Member of the Wedding
10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes: National Book Award, The Association of Small BombsMan Booker Serious Sweetor Man Booker International. The Story of the Lost Child
10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017). The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole (published 11/1/16)
15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you.
15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you.
20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classic Vinegar Girl
25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title.
30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name.
30 points: Read two books: ✔a fiction book and a nonfiction book with which it connects. 100 Sideways Miles and Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. The connection for me was dating (social customs), which is one of the categories that the library listed this under for subject matter.
40 points: Read two books: one by an author whose first name is the same as the last name of the author of the other book. For example: You may read a book by Martin Cruz Smith and a book by George R.R. Martin, or a book by James Joyce and a book by Joyce Carol Oates. The shared name must be spelled exactly the same, no variations.


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Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments I love some of these challenges. I'm borrowing a few, hope you don't mind. :)


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