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message 1: by Aleta (last edited May 06, 2014 05:26AM) (new)

Aleta Thought I'd make one of these so that my challenge thread doesn't fill up with the challenge specifics.

Monthly Challenges:
April: The Shower Disambugation Challenge

Yearly Challenges:
Recommended by Reading Challengers - 2014

No-deadline Challenges:
Aleta's List of Classics
Aleta's "Everyone's Read It But Me" List

message 2: by Aleta (last edited Apr 27, 2014 11:48AM) (new)

Monthly challenge
Goal: 7/4

1. Read a book that has water in some form on its cover.

2. Read a book that contains some kind of weather event: Candide
Read - 18/04/2014

3. Read a book with more than 350 pages: Water for Elephants
Read - 26/04/2014

4. Read a short book (fewer than 150 pages): Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Read: 26/04/2014

5. Read a book set in China OR read a book you would consider to be both a drama and a comedy.

6. Read something you would consider to be a teen drama: The Catcher in the Rye
Read - 02/04/2014

7. Read a book in which a character has a baby: Shopaholic & Baby
Read - 04/04/2014

8. Read a book you received as a gift OR read a book in which someone gets married.

9. Read a book that at least partly takes place in space: Ender's Game
Read - 13/04/2014

10. Read a book about science: The Rosie Project
Read - 10/04/2014

Goal completed!

Edit: changed Candide from #4 to #2 as it contains a weather event and I read another that fit #4. I technically read the version of Alice in Wonderland that also contains Through the Looking Glass, but since they're two seperate books, it still fits the challenge.

message 3: by Aleta (last edited May 06, 2014 05:26AM) (new)


Stopped this challenge. I realized that I rarely read books of the same genre right after each other, so this challenge didn't really make enough sense for me to do. I like changing up the genres so that I don't mix the the stories together after reading lol :)

message 4: by Aleta (last edited May 04, 2014 12:44PM) (new)

No deadline
8/70 Read

This year I made my own list of classics that I have to have read, or at least tried to, once in my life. It's been split in two, the first part being the one I think will be the easiest for me to get done or the most urgent must-reads. The books I've read so far this year are the ones with a booklink.

Part 1:
- 20.000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Iliad by Homer
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
- The Odyssey by Homer
On the Road: The Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
- To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Part 2:
- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Animal Farm by George Orwell
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Candide by Voltaire
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy
- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
- The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
- The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- A Midsommer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
- A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
- Tess of the D'Urberville by Thomas Hardy
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- The Trial by Franz Kafka
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau
- War and Peace by Lev Tolstoj

message 5: by Aleta (last edited Apr 29, 2014 04:18AM) (new)

No deadline
1/19 read

A list of newer books that it seems like everyone are referencing or reading etc.

- All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- Kafka on the Beach by Haruki Murakami
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
- The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

message 6: by Aleta (last edited May 04, 2014 12:45PM) (new)

Yearly challenge
Goal: 5/12

1. 1984
✓2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
✓3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
4. The Princess Bride
5. The Great Gatsby
6. Lord of the Flies
7. Me Before You
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain
9. Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
✓10. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
✓11. Animal Farm by George Orwell
12. Wool (#1)
13. The Help
14. Life of Pi
15. Catch-22
16. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
17. To Kill a Mockingbird
18. Wuthering Heights
✓19. Candide by Voltaire
20. Fall of Giants
21. I Am Number Four

I'll just choose randomly from these books that I chose from the list. Might be able to read more than my goal, but don't want to stress myself out :)

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