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message 1: by Rachael (last edited Apr 23, 2016 07:05AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments 2014: 52/45 books read

2015: 65/50 books read


message 2: by Rachael (last edited Dec 29, 2016 01:34PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments 2016 Reading Challenge:
Goal=60+ books
For ratings and reviews, see my profile. For regular updates, see my challenge thread

1. City of Bones
2. The Invisible Library
3. The Collectors: His Dark Materials Story
4. Golden Son
5. Tempest
6. Hollow Earth
7. Junk
8. Once Upon a Time in the North
9. Lyra's Oxford
10. The Hobbit
11. The Fellowship of the Ring
12. The Two Towers
13. The Return of the King
14. The Woman in Blue
15. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
16. Warm Up
17. Room
18. Kindred Spirits
19. Morning Star
20. Trace Evidence: A Virals Short Story Collection
21. A Calendar of Tales
22. War and Peace
23. The Queen's Poisoner
24. Cinder
25. Ship of Magic
26. Half Lost
27. Half Truths
28. Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Dime Museum Murders
29. Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Floating Lady Murder
30. Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter
31. As You Like It
32. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
33. The Girl Who Played with Fire
34. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
35. Royal Wedding
36. The Earthsea Quartet
37. The Masked City
38. The Maze Runner
39. The Scorch Trials
40. Thomas’s First Memory of the Flare
41. The Death Cure
42. Flawed
43. The Forty Rules of Love
44. Stardust
45. A Possible Life
46. The Kite Runner
47. Black & Blue
48. One Day
49. The Fireman
50. Harry Potter: The Prequel
51. Uprooted
52. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
53. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
54. Vici
55. Temeraire
56. Feast or Famine
57. Throne of Jade
58. Black Powder War
59. Empire of Ivory
60. In Favour with their Stars (from the Unfettered anthology)
61. Victory of Eagles
62. Outliers: The Shape of Things to Come
63. Tongues of Serpents
64. Crucible of Gold
65. Blood of Tyrants
66. League of Dragons
67. Never Never
68. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
69. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
70. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
71. The Magician's Apprentice
72. The Audition
73. Mary Poppins
74. The Mad Apprentice
75. Love's Labour's Lost
76. Woman of God
77. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
78. The Time Traveler's Wife
79. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
80. The Bonesetter's Daughter
81. The Blood Card
82. A Cavern of Black Ice
83. Heartless
84. Shade's Children
85. Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault
86. Kiss Kiss
87. Harry Potter: The Character Vault


Not included in this group's challenges:
1. Harry Potter Colouring Book
(DNF: Beastly)
2. Sonnet 43
3. Sonnet 116
4. Sonnet 19
5. Sonnet 25
(DNF: Anna Karenina)


message 3: by Rachael (last edited Nov 01, 2016 12:49PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Personal Lifelong Challenge
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Read before 2016: 6 plays and a couple of sonnets

Read in 2016:
1. As You Like It
2. Sonnet 116
3. Sonnet 19
4. Sonnet 25
5. Love's Labour's Lost

(see my Shakespeare shelf for more details)


message 4: by Rachael (last edited Oct 27, 2016 12:56PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Buddy Reads

1. War and Peace
2. Ship of Magic
3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
4. Mary Poppins


message 5: by Rachael (last edited Apr 10, 2016 04:33AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Reads

1. Cinder


message 6: by Rachael (last edited Dec 15, 2016 01:38PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Yearly Challenge
The 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards Challenge

COMPLETED: 19/15
1. The Woman in Blue
2. Kindred Spirits
3. Morning Star
4. Trace Evidence: A Virals Short Story Collection
5. The Queen's Poisoner
6. Half Lost
7. Flawed
8. Black & Blue
9. The Fireman
10. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
11. Outliers: The Shape of Things to Come
12. League of Dragons
13. Never Never
14. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
15. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
16. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
17. Woman of God
18. The Blood Card
19. Heartless

[See also message 87 in challenge discussion thread]


message 7: by Rachael (last edited Jun 22, 2016 12:51PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Quarterly Challenge: Quarter 2
Clear the Shelves

COMPLETED: 15/15
1. Cinder
2. Ship of Magic
3. Half Lost
4. Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Dime Museum Murders
5. Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Floating Lady Murder
6. Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
8. The Girl who Played with Fire
9. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
10. Royal Wedding
11. The Earthsea Quartet
12. The Masked City
13. The Maze Runner
14. The Scorch Trials
15. The Death Cure

[See also Message 2 in the Challenge Discussion Thread]


message 8: by Rachael (last edited Dec 26, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Quarterly Challenge: Quarter 4
Race to the Finish

COMPLETED: 15/12
1. League of Dragons
2. Never Never
3. The Magician's Apprentice
4. Mary Poppins
5. Love's Labour's Lost
6. Woman of God
7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
8. The Time Traveler's Wife
9. The Bonesetter's Daughter
10. The Blood Card
11. A Cavern of Black Ice
12. Heartless
13. Shade's Children
14. Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault
15. Kiss Kiss

[See Message 20 in Challenge Discussion Thread. Also, discussion leader for this challenge]


message 9: by Rachael (last edited Mar 09, 2016 10:38AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Monthly Challenge: February
Your Reading History: Re-read your favourites!

COMPLETED: 5/4
1. The Hobbit
2. The Fellowship of the Ring
3. The Two Towers
4. The Return of the King
5. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

[See also Message 27 in challenge discussion thread]


message 10: by Rachael (last edited Jul 30, 2016 09:54AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Monthly Challenge: July
The Fellowship of the Ring

COMPLETED: 4/4
1. The Forty Rules of Love
2. Stardust
3. One Day
4. Uprooted

[Message 13 in challenge discussion thread]


message 11: by Rachael (last edited Aug 24, 2016 12:03PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Monthly Challenge: August
Your New Book Friend

COMPLETED: 5/5
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3. Temeraire
4. Throne of Jade
5. Black Powder War

[Message 4 in challenge discussion thread]


message 12: by Rachael (last edited Nov 22, 2016 11:58AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Monthly Challenge: November
Wedding Day (Plus)

COMPLETED: 4/4
1. Love's Labour's Lost
2. Woman of God
3. The Time Traveler's Wife
4. The Bonesetter's Daughter

[Message 7 in Challenge thread]


message 13: by Rachael (last edited Jun 10, 2016 12:46PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Mini Challenge (February)
Extra Day, Extra Reading

COMPLETED: 1/1
1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

[Message 8 in challenge discussion thread]


message 14: by Rachael (last edited Jun 10, 2016 12:47PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Group Mini Challenge (April)
The Bard

COMPLETED: 1/1
1. As You Like It

[Messages 3 and 19 in challenge discussion thread]


message 15: by Rachael (last edited Jun 11, 2016 07:53AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Special 10,000 Challenge (May and June)

COMPLETED: 6/6
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl who Played with Fire
3. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
4. The Earthsea Quartet
5. The Masked City
6. The Maze Runner

[Message 7 in challenge discussion thread]


message 16: by Rachael (last edited Dec 15, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments Tbr Twins
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (November, with Sherry)
2. Heartless (December, with Kristin)


message 17: by Rachael (last edited Dec 29, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments MY 2016 READING CHALLENGE SUMMARY

Total Books Read in 2016 = 87
Number of pages turned =28,567


Yearly Challenges
1. The 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards Challenge: 19/15

January Challenges
None

February Challenges
1. Your Reading History - Reread your favourites: 5/4
2. Extra Day, Extra Reading: 1/1

March Challenges
None

Quarter 1 Challenges
None

April Challenges
1. The Bard: 1/1

May Challenges
None

June Challenges
None

Quarter 2 Challenges
1. Clear the Shelves: 15/15
2. Special 10,000 Challenge: 6/6

July Challenges
1. The Fellowship of the Ring: 4/4

August Challenges
1. Your New Book Friend: 5/5

September Challenges
None

Quarter 3 Challenges
None

October Challenges
None

November Challenges
1. Wedding Day (Plus): 4/4

December Challenges
None

Quarter 4 Challenges
1. Race to the Finish: 15/12

Tbr Twins 2

Buddy Reads 4

Group Reads 1


message 18: by Rachael (last edited Dec 29, 2016 01:45PM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3073 comments More 2016 Reading Challenge Stats

5 star books: 15
4 star books: 60
3 star books: 10
2 star books: 1
1 star books: 0
No rating: 1
Average rating = 3.99

Best Book I read this year: Morning Star
Worst Book: The Death Cure
Shortest 'Book': Harry Potter: The Prequel (800 words)
Longest Book: War and Peace (1024 pages)



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