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Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments POPSUGAR 2016 READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016


20/28

1. A book based on a fairy tale - Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller - Tell the Wolves I'm Home
4. A book you haven't read since high school - Blue is for Nightmares
5. A book set in your home state - The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love
6. A book translated to English - Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki
7. A romance set in the future
8. A book set in Europe - Knife Edge
9. A book under 150 pages - Guinness World Records: Paws, Claws, and More: Amazing Animals and Their Awesome Feats!
10. A New York Times bestseller
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day - Merrick
15. A book written by a celebrity
20. A science-fiction novel - Grasshopper Jungle
22. A graphic novel - Descender, Vol 1: Tin Stars
23. A book that is published in 2016 - We Are the Ants
25. A book that takes place during Summer - The Season of You & Me
26. A book and it's prequel - The Silence of Six & SOS: A Prequel to The Silence of Six
27. A murder mystery - The Underdogs
29. A dystopian novel - The Eye of Minds
30. A book with a blue cover - On the Edge of Gone
31. A book of poetry - More Tales to Keep You Up at Night
34. A book from the library - Ruby on the Outside
35. An autobiography
36. A book about a road trip - Brother, Brother
38. A satirical book
39. A book that takes place on an island - Storm
40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy - Ghostly Echoes

Not Doing
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year
12. A book recommended by someone you just met
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
21. A book recommended by a family member
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
28. A book written by a comedian
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th century
37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with


message 3: by Ashly (last edited Oct 04, 2016 09:55PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments LET'S TURN PAGES CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 – December 31, 2016


I don't count author's note, acknowledgments, and extra pages that goodreads count.

19,282/14,000

January:
Grasshopper Jungle - 388pgs
Merrick - 153pgs
Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts - 30pgs
Knife Edge - 341pgs
The Map - 57pgs
Violence Begets... - 282pgs

February:
Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki - 549pgs
William - 164pgs
Jefferson Blythe, Esquire - 193pgs

March:
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin - 258pgs
Shades of Gray - 298pgs
This Ordinary Life - 228pgs
Winger - 439pgs

April:
The Season of You & Me - 342pgs
Armada - 349pgs
Guinness World Records: Paws, Claws, and More: Amazing Animals and Their Awesome Feats! - 112pgs
The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas - 234pgs
The Silence of Six - 358pgs
Blue is for Nightmares - 283pgs
Ruby on the Outside - 163pgs
The Great American Whatever - 274pgs
More Tales to Keep You Up at Night - 64pgs
SOS: A Prequel to The Silence of Six - 38pgs
Stand-Off - 401pgs

May
Storm - 287pgs
The Hunchback Assignments - 278pgs
The Mystery of the Conjured Man - 184pgs
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - 258pgs
Lock & Mori - 245pgs
Days of Blood & Starlight - 513pgs

June
We Are the Ants - 451pgs
The Eye of Minds - 308pgs
When Love Comes to Town - 288pgs
One Man Guy - 255pgs
Signs - 204pgs
Cure for the Common Universe - 312pgs
Tell the Wolves I'm Home - 355pgs
Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps. Step One: Tetris / Step Two: Fun and Games - 200pgs

July
On the Edge of Gone - 456pgs
Shadow - 69pgs
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed - 112pgs
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days - 120pgs
Everland - 312pgs
The Underdogs - 308pgs
Avalon - 415pgs
Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories - 384pgs
Descender, Vol 1: Tin Stars - 160pgs
Descender, Vol 2: Machine Moon - 116pgs
Original Fake - 339pgs
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous - 144pgs

August
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 1 - 200pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 2 - 206pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 3 - 200pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 4 - 200pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 5 - 202pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 6 - 200pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 7 - 200pgs
Smile - 214pgs
Gotham Academy, Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy - 160pgs
Gotham Academy, Vol. 2: Calamity - 144pgs
Devil's Line, Vol. 1 - 224pgs
A Girl on the Shore Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition) - 403pgs
Ghostly Echoes - 340pgs
Humans of New York - 304pgs
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love - 249pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 8 - 200pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 9 - 192pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 10 - 192pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 11 - 220pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 12 - 202pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 13 - 202pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 14 - 202pgs
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 15 - 202pgs
Doctor Strange, Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird - 136pgs

September
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley - 295pgs
DoubleThink - An SOS Novella - N/A
Against All Silence - 397pgs
The Rule of Thoughts - 325pgs

October


message 4: by Ashly (last edited Oct 04, 2016 09:56PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments A TO Z CHALLENGE -- CHARACTER EDITION
Duration: January 1, through December 31, 2016.


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Akiva from Days of Blood & Starlight
Bruno from Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous
Cassidy Emmerich from The Season of You & Me
Danny Butler from Shades of Gray
Ethan Novak from One Man Guy
Finn Weiss from Tell the Wolves I'm Home
George from Jefferson Blythe, Esquire
Henry Denton from We Are the Ants
Iris from On the Edge of Gone
Jackaby from The Map
Kevin Vincent from Violence Begets...
Lucien Le Bautillier or Luc from Signs
Max Stein from The Silence of Six
Noah Carmichael from Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts
Osgood Manning (Ozzie) from The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas
Pete from Everland
Quinn Roberts from The Great American Whatever
Robby Brees from Grasshopper Jungle
Sherlock Holmes from Knife Edge
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Vladimir Todd from Eleventh Grade Burns
William Lacy from Merrick
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Yuki from Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki
Zack Lightman from Armada


message 5: by Ashly (last edited Jun 25, 2016 11:47PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments SECOND QUARTER CHALLENGE: CLEAR THE SHELVES
Duration: April 1 - June 30, 2016


As we move into the second quarter of the year, it's time to clear our shelves! Many of us (myself included) have shelves full of books that we haven't read. In my case, it's my goal to read as many books from my "owned-but-unread" shelf as possible. Others don't buy books, but have to-read lists that are getting out of control.

Either way, pick a goal and try to clear that many books off your shelves!

Feel free to make this your own - you can add extra requirements, like using a random number generator to select books like our randomizer challenge. You could limit the challenge to books you actually own, or tackle the books that have been on your to-read list the longest.

6/6

1. The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas (4/14/16) 3 Stars
2. Armada (4/16/16) 4.75 Stars
3. The Silence of Six (4/19/16) 5 Stars
4. Blue is for Nightmares (4/22/16) 1 Star
5. Storm (5/2/16) 4 Stars
6. The Hunchback Assignments (5/4/16) 4 Stars

New Goal: 11/10

7. Days of Blood & Starlight (5/14/16) 5 Stars
8. We Are the Ants (6/2/16) 5 Stars
9. The Eye of Minds (6/9/16) 4 Stars
10. One Man Guy (6/17/16) 3 Stars
11. Tell the Wolves I'm Home (6/26/16) 2 Stars


message 6: by Ashly (last edited May 24, 2016 08:47PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments Marathon May Style:
Duration: May 1 - May 31, 2016


Want to continue with your spring cleaning? How about another opportunity to clear more of those shelves? How many of us would really like less books to dust (or would just like to dust off some books that have been sitting there way too long) ? So as requested, we are bringing along another marathon challenge.

Here’s how it works: How many of us want to read that super long Penguin Classic that has been sitting on our book shelf, or spend long rainy days on the couch with a pile of graphic novels? Let's spend some of this spring with a marathon of reading!

With national holidays and longer days coming, pick a pile of books you feel you could read while the sun is still up. A nice long over 500 page book, a group of books under 100 pages, that book that has been on your TBR waiting to be read all day, or anything else you choose. Just give yourself over to reading!

This is not a sprint, but a way to spend May in the pages! Pick the number of pages or books you would like to read in May and post them below. The goal is to get those shelves cleaned up fast! Who would have thought cleaning could be so fun, and that you could do a marathon in the pages of a book?
This challenge is created by Kadijah. Thank you!

1. Storm (5/2/16) 4 Stars
2. The Hunchback Assignments (5/4/16) 4 Stars
3. Days of Blood & Starlight (5/24/16) 5 Stars
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message 7: by Ashly (last edited Jun 19, 2016 02:48PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 159 comments SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES
Duration: June 1 - June 30, 2016

Recent studies are proving what us readers have known for a long time - reading helps us to build empathy for people who are different than us. To paraphrase Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, you never really know a person until you step into their shoes and walk around for a bit, and reading allows us to do that.

For this challenge, read books about people from different backgrounds than you, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or others.

Set a goal for how many books to read and step into someone else's shoes.

Thank you to Bobbi for inspiring and leading this challenge!

Goal
1. When Love Comes to Town - The main character is gay (6/11/16)
2. One Man Guy - The main character is Armenian and gay. (6/17/16)
3. Signs - The main character is Deaf and Gay (6/19/16)
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