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message 1: by Lauren (last edited Apr 26, 2014 07:02AM) (new)

Lauren | 85 comments I started this reading challenge back in February but primarily use the mobile app, thought I'd add a thread while I have access to a computer. I originally set my goal at 104 books but it looks like I may have to raise my goal.

Books Read January
Beyond Our Stars(Marie Langager)
The Fault in Our Stars(John Green)
Uglies(Scott Westerfeld)
Pretties(Scott Westerfeld)
Specials(Scott Westerfeld)
Extras(Scott Westerfeld)
Unwind(Neal Shusterman)
UnWholly(Neal Shusterman)
UnSouled(Neal Shusterman)
Dishonour(Jacqui Rose)
Mad About the Boy(Helen Fielding)
Matched(Ally Condie)
Looking for Alaska(John Green)
Birthmarked(Caragh M O'Brien)
Prized(Caragh M O'Brien)


message 2: by Lauren (last edited Apr 26, 2014 07:16AM) (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Books read February (Romance)

The Book Thief(Markus Zusak)
Boy A: Movie Tie-in Edition(Jonathan Trigell)
XVI(Julia Karr)
I Am Number Four(Pittacus Lore)
The Rosie Project(Graeme Simsion) Romance Genre Challenge
One Day(David Nicholls) Romance Genre Challenge
Delirium(Lauren Oliver)
Pandemonium(Lauren Oliver)
Requiem(Lauren Oliver)
The Silver Linings Playbook(Matthew Quick) Romance Genre Challenge
Promised(Caragh M O'Brien)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower(Stephen Chbosky) YA Genre Challenge
An Abundance of Katherines(John Green)
The Maze Runner(James Dashner)
The Scorch Trials(James Dashner)
The Color Purple(Alice Walker)
The Shock of the Fall(Nathan Filer)


message 3: by Lauren (last edited Apr 26, 2014 07:17AM) (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Books Read March (Young Adult)

The Death Cure (James Dashner)
Graceling(Kristin Cashore)YA Genre Challenge
Wither(Lauren Destefano)YA Genre Challenge
The Testing(Joelle Charbonneau)YA Genre Challenge
A Tale of Two Cities(Charles Dickens)
A Game of Thrones(George R R Martin)
Northanger Abbey(Jane Austen) Classic Genre Challenge
The Medea Complex(Rachel Florence Roberts)
Stupid Children(Lenore Zion)
The Great Gatsby(F Scott Fitzgerald) Classic Genre Challenge
The Giver(Lois Lowry) YA Genre Challenge
Fire & Flood(Victoria Scott) YA Genre Challenge
A Good and Useful Hurt(Aric Davis)


message 4: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Books Read April (Humour)

Artemis Fowl(Eoin Colfer) Humour Challenge
Pinocchio(Carlo Collodi) YA Genre Challenge
Eleanor & Park(Rainbow Rowell)
Somebody Else's Kids(Torey Hayden)
Fire(Kristin Cashore)
The Jewish Candidate(David Crossland)
The Knife of Never Letting Go(Patrick Ness)
Ghost Girl(Torey Hayden)
City of Bones(Cassandra Clare)
City of Ashes(Cassandra Clare)
City of Glass(Cassandra Clare)
Beasts and Super-Beasts(Saki) Humour Challenge


message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen | 289 comments Wow Lauren, you are doing some great reading! Like Lorah I would love to hear what were your favorites.

I really like this format as a means of keeping track of my challenge. I had not created a thread before but I think I might now - so thanks for a great idea :)


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments I definitely really enjoyed the romance genre challenge books that I wouldn't usually have read. A few that stand out would have to be Unwind, The Fault in our Stars, the Book Thief, the Great Gatsby and The Color Purple. I think I enjoyed the last two because the only pre-conceived thought I had was that they were generally in 'books you should read' lists. Which ones are you interested in, Lorah? I see you've started your thread, Karen, glad to inspire you haha.


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Banned myself from starting any of my May reads until I've cleaned my house... sigh.


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Ploughing my way through Dune and Les Mis... guess I won't be updating for a wee while. :)


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Books Read April (cont.)

House of Bathory (Linda Lafferty)
The Rabbit Back Literature Society

Books Read May (Fantasy/Sci-fi)

Foundation (Isaac Asimov) Fantasy/Sci-fi Challenge
Cinder (Marissa Meyer) Fantasy/Sci-fi Challenge
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) Fantasy/ Sci-fi Challenge
City of Fallen Angels (Cassandra Clare)


message 10: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Lauren - how are you doing with Les Mis?


message 11: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments I'm only about a quarter of the way through it but I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. :)


message 12: by Tracey (new)

Tracey | 916 comments That's probably good because its a big book and it would be a lot slower of a read if you weren't enjoying it.


message 13: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Definitely! I've learnt that by forcing myself all the way through a couple of Dickens haha.


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Books Read June (Contemporary)

Anathem (Neal Stephenson) Carried over Fantasy/Sci-fi Challenge
Gone (Michael Grant)
Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green) Contemporary Challenge
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)


message 15: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Well done, Lauren, you're doing well!


message 16: by Overbooked ✎ (new)

Overbooked  ✎ (kiwi_fruit) | 800 comments Lauren wrote: "Books Read June (Contemporary)

Anathem (Neal Stephenson) Carried over Fantasy/Sci-fi Challenge
Gone (Michael Grant)
Orphan Train (Christina Baker Klin..."


You've read some of my favorites in June, which one was the pick of the bunch for you?


message 17: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Thanks Camille :) I've really enjoyed all of them this month actually but I loved Orphan Train and Thorn Birds.


message 18: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments June (cont.)
Paper Towns(John Green)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) (Early Utopia/Dystopia challenge)
Mother, Mother (Koren Zailckas)
Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)


message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 85 comments Books Read July (Utopia/Dystopia)

The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker)
We (Yevgeny Zamyatin)Dystopia Challenge
The Girl in the Mask (Marie-Louise Jensen)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy) Dystopia Challenge
Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)
Pure (Julianna Baggott) Dystopia Challenge
A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
Rot and Ruin (Jonathan Maberry) Dystopia Challenge
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
We Were Liars (E.Lockhart)
Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)


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