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message 1: by Lauren (last edited May 30, 2015 11:45AM) (new)

Lauren Smith Welcome to the 2014 MishMash Challenge!

Use this thread to plan your challenge and track your progress.

The challenge begins on 1 June and lasts for 1 year. You can start at any time, using the books you finished from 1 June onward. However, please note that you must read one book per task (you can't use a book for multiple tasks), and books must be at least 150 pages long to count. Graphic novels are not allowed.

If you have any questions your suggestions, you can post them here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Happy reading!

Completed
Jennifer
Carolien
Janice

Progress
Liezel - 25
Varla Fiona - 23
Lauren - 22
Zuleka -18
Lu - 17
Marlese - 6
Lisa - 4

Barbara
Bradley


Tasks
1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.
2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming
3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.
4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.
6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.
7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.
11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.
13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.
14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.
16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.
19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.
20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book.
21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.
22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.
23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed
24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.
25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.
27. Read a book that deals with a phobia. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat
29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.


message 2: by Lauren (last edited Feb 17, 2015 10:35AM) (new)

Lauren Smith 1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons. - The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming - The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline. - Regeneration by Pat Barker

4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.) - Betrayal's Shadow by Dave-Brendan de Burgh epic fantasy (not my preferred genre, but it's SA fiction and it was chosen for BoM

5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted. - The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien. - Devilskein and Dearlove by Alex Smith

7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual books published. The total number of published books by the author can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas - Andre Norton or Stephen King

8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc. - We Have Always Fought by Kameron Hurley

9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author. - The Monster's Wife by Kate Horsley

10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.

11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years. - The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates

12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t. - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

13. Read a book that has fire on the cover. - Parasites Like Us by Adam Johnson

14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014) - How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu Locus Award nominee 2011

15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow. - The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend. - Steel Wind Rising by Scott Meintjes

17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one of the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.

18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie. - Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.

20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book. - The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen Plot revolves around a character named Laura White, who also always wears white

21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years. - City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett Read The Troupe in Feb 2012 Also no. 16

22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character. - The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. - (re)Visions: Alice

24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author. - War Stories edited by Andrew Liptak and Jaym Gates

25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.

26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language. - The Humans by Matt Haig

27. Read a book that deals with a phobia. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders. - Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler

28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1) by Derek Landy

29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love. Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok

30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part. - Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress

Progress: 22/30


message 3: by Barbara (last edited Jul 02, 2014 02:38AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons. The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco, #1) by Lindsey Davis
2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming.
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.
4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.
6. Read a book with a gender word in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.
7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual books published. The total number of published books by the author can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
THe Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.
11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.
13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.
14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.
Undead and Unsure by Mary Janice Davidson
16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.
19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.
20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book.
21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.
22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed
24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.
25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.
27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat
29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.


message 4: by Janice (last edited May 30, 2015 02:51AM) (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Progress: 30/30

✔1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

✔2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

✔3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.
Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James

✔4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
Fortune's Pawn (Paradox, #1) by Rachel Bach Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach (Gail's Book Group Read for June - Gail Carriger)

✔5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.
The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring

✔6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.
Daughter of the Empire (The Empire Trilogy, #1) by Raymond E. Feist Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist

✔7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
The Stand by Stephen King The Stand by Stephen King (94 novels and 185 short stories as at 2013)

✔8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3) by Julie Kagawa The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

✔9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
And Another Thing... (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #6) by Eoin Colfer And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series originally written by Douglas Adams)

✔10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.
Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu Legend by Marie Lu (Legend: The Graphic Novel)

✔11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

✔12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) by Orson Scott Card Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

✔13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.
Ballad A Gathering of Faerie (Books of Faerie, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

✔14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014).
The Hive Construct by Alexander Maskill The Hive Construct by Alexander Maskill (Winner of the 2013 Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize)

✔15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.
Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok (Purchased in June 2014)

✔16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
Say Her Name by James Dawson Say Her Name by James Dawson (Urban legend of Bloody Mary)

✔17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
Ruby Red by Linzi Glass Ruby Red by Linzi Glass (Set during Apartheid and Ruby's dad is mentioned to be a Rivonia Trial lawyer in passing)

✔18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.
Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2) by Rob Thomas Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas

✔19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.
3 59 by Gretchen McNeil 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

✔20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book.
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) by Alan Bradley A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (Miss Scarlett and Colonel Mustard)

✔21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.
Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen (last read Hellisen's When the Sea Is Rising Red in 2012)

✔22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.
Prodigy (Legend, #2) by Marie Lu Prodigy by Marie Lu

✔23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed
Turtle Recall The Discworld Companion . . . So Far by Terry Pratchett Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs

✔24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.
The Weird A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories by Jeff VanderMeer The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer

✔25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
Balthazar (Evernight, #5) by Claudia Gray Balthazar by Claudia Gray (Book #5 of the Evernight series)

✔26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (originally published in French as Le Tour du monde en 80 jours)

✔27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones Need by Carrie Jones (Zara is obsessed with phobias and each chapter is titled with a phobia)

✔28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat.
Cuttlefish (Cuttlefish, #1) by Dave Freer Cuttlefish by Dave Freer

✔29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
Tokoloshe Song by Andrew Salomon Unwept (The Nightbirds, #1) by Tracy Hickman Chasing the Star Garden (The Airship Racing Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Karsak

✔30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.
My Real Children by Jo Walton My Real Children by Jo Walton


message 5: by Liezel (last edited May 31, 2015 05:49AM) (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 736 comments 26/30

1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming Changeless - Gail Carrigher

3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline. [Book:Letters from Skye]

4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.) Blazing Midsummer Nights

5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted. Ash

6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien. Lolita

7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas The Stand or The Count of Monte Christo

8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc. Eternally Yours

9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.

10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel. The Vampire Academy

11.Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years. The Man in the Brown Suit - Agatha Christie

12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t. The Vampire Lestat

13. Read a book that has fire on the cover. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare

14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014) Southern Gods or That Which Should Not Be or The Night Circus

15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow. Cress

16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend. Say Her Name

17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.

18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.Born at Midnight

20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book. Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) by Lauren DeStefano

21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years. The Tower Treasure

22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character. The Black Prism

23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg.
Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed Eon Dragoneye Reborn

24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / ombnibus with a minimum page count of 150. The stories do not need to be all by the same author. Looking for Jake

25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.The Last Sacrifice

26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language. Purge

27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat. Heartless


29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love. Fletcher by David Horscroft

30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part. Little Women


message 6: by Lu (last edited Mar 02, 2015 07:54AM) (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Progress: 17/30

✔1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons. - The Silkworm

✔2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming - Legend by Marie Lu

3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline. - Fall of Giants

✔4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.) - The Pegasus Project by Daphne Olivier (review book)

✔5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted. - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

✔6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author - The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

✔7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas - 3rd Degree by James Patterson

8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc. - School's Out—Forever

9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.

✔10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel. - Chosen

11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.

✔12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the', your last letter has to be a t. - The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett

13. Read a book that has fire on the cover. - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

✔14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014) - The Book Thief

✔15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow. - Will Grayson, Will Grayson

✔16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend. - The Three

17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.

✔18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen. - The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas

✔19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon. - The Fault in Our Stars

✔20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book. - Inkarna by Nerine Dorman - plum

21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years. - Welcome to the Dark House or Tough Girl by Libby Heily

22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character. - Allegiant by Veronica Roth

23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed - Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars

24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author. - Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets

25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series. - Age of Druids

✔26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language. - Outlander

✔27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders. - Innerone

28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat. -

✔29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love. - Tokoloshe Song by Andrew Salomon

30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part. - Bumped


message 7: by Zuleka (last edited Jan 28, 2015 11:22AM) (new)

Zuleka Kok | 231 comments 18/30

✔1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

✔2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming-Once Upon a Summer- Janette Oke
3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.
4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
✔5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
✔6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.The Iron King
7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.
✔11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.The Murder at the Vicarage- Agatha Christie
✔12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.Ender's Game
✔13. Read a book that has fire on the cover. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
✔15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.The Long Earth_by Terry pratchett (Borrowed from the library)
✔16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.The Phantom of the Opera
17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
✔18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.Anne of Green Gables
19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.

✔20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book. Blink by Ted Dekker

✔21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.Mockingjay (reread)
✔22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character. The Well of Ascension
✔23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed- Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me
✔24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.Four: A Divergent Story Collection
25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
✔26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.Outlander
27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
✔28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat- Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
✔30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part. The Procedure


message 8: by Carolien (last edited May 25, 2015 12:05PM) (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 1897 comments Mod
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1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.
Cobra

2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim

3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.
Unravelled: Two Wars. Two Affairs. One Marriage.


4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
Agnes Grey

5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.
Rebecca

6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.
The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan

7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
Timeless

9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
Rebecca's Tale

10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.
A Wrinkle in Time

11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
The Vows of Silence

12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the', your last letter has to be a t.
Things Fall Apart

13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.
Matarese Circle Uk by Robert Ludlum

14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
Tokoloshe Song

15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.
The River Knows borrowed from library

16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
The Children of Men

17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir

18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.
Hush Money

19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.
Midnight Plus One

20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book.
Whose Body? (the edition I read has a red cover including a girl wearing a red dress - so Miss Scarlett and it is a classic whodunit.)

21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.
Come Home

22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.
Monstrous Regiment

23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed
The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.
The Awakening and Selected Stories

25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
W is for Wasted

26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.
A Florentine Death

27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - fear of public speaking

28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1) by Derek Landy

29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
The Lost Luggage Porter by Andrew Martin

30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.
The Soldier's Wife


message 9: by Lisa (last edited Jun 14, 2014 09:20PM) (new)

Lisa (lisadannatt) Total: 4/30
1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter
Winter's Bone Daniel Woodrell
3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book.
4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. Lucky Jim
5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.
6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.
Ender's Game
11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.
Things Fall Apart
13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.
14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.
16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie
The Picture of Dorian Gray
19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.
20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo
Scarlet
21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.
22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.
Cress
23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.
25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.
27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat
The Last King of Scotland
29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
Hollow City
30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.


message 10: by Bradley (last edited Jun 05, 2014 01:08AM) (new)

Bradley | 4 comments Tasks
1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.
2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming
3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.
4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.
6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.
7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel. A Game of Thrones
11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.
13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.
14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.
16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.
19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.
20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book.
21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.
22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.
23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed
24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.
25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.
27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat
29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.


message 11: by Varla Fiona (last edited May 05, 2015 02:14AM) (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
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1. species in title. The Cobra Event
✔2. title and author's name same letter Fearless by Cornelia Funke
✔3. First World War Leviathan
✔4. wouldn't have normally read The Poisoned Goblet
5. set in haunted house . Shadowland
✔6. gendered word in title opposite to author. Lord of Snow and Shadows by Sarah Ash
7. more than 200 individual publications The Three Muskateers
✔8. word in title that means forever School's Out—Forever
✔9. follow-on different author. New Term at Malory Towers
✔10. part of a series turned into graphic novel. The Time Paradox
11. published for 40 or more years Blindsight
✔12. title that begins and ends with the same letter. Secrets at Malory Towers
✔13.fire on the cover. Skulduggery Pleasant
14. nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel (2010-2014) We Used to Be Kings
✔15. do not own at the start of the challenge. Written in My Own Heart's Blood
✔16. conspiracy or an urban legend. Wasp
17. Rivonia Trial. One Step Behind Mandela
✔18. made into a TV series or movie The Martian
19. word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (not "day" itself) Disney at Dawn
✔20. character from Cluedo Cress
✔21. author previously read not read in the past two years. The Negotiator
✔22. female soldier/warrior as a main character. Fortune's Pawn
✔23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic
✔24. Read a collection of short stories Armageddon Outta Here
✔25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. The Last Guardian
✔26. translated The Atlantis Complex
✔27. Phobia Fuse
✔28.cover who is wearing a hat Skulduggery Pleasant
✔29. Judge a book by its cover. Torn from Troy
✔30. motherhood plays a big part. An Echo in the Bone


message 12: by Jennifer (last edited May 07, 2015 12:13PM) (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 765 comments 30/30

1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.

Dark Wolf Rising


2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Flemming

Husband Wanted: Will Train / by Helen Conrad

3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.

Rounding up the Raider: A Naval Story of the Great War

4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)

The Daybreakers

5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.

Love Me If You Must

6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies / Alexander McCall Smith

7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas

The Cruel Count

8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.

Until Forever

9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.

The Phantom of Manhattan

10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.

Artemis Fowl

11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.

Terry Pratchett - Wintersmith

12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.

Shore Lights

13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.

The Charmer

14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)

Tokoloshe Song

15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.

Undetected

16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.

Flamingo Feather: A Story of Africa

17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.

If This Be Treason: Helen Joseph's Dramatic Account of the Treason Trial, the Longest in South Africa's History and One of the Strangest Trials of the 20th Century - Some of those accused in the Treason Trial where then arrested and indicted in the Rivonia Trial

18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.

The Other Boleyn Girl

19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.

Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance

20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book.

Second Sight - Mrs White for the cover

21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.

A Moment

22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.

Danger Close

23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed

Betrayed: Days of the Rogue

24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.

Bermuda Nights - The Boxed Set

25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.

Cain's Identity

26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.

Last Train to Istanbul: A Novel

27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.

The Mark of Athena - Annabeth is afraid of spiders

28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat

Love Divine

29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.

Polgara the Sorceress

30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.

Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love


message 13: by Marlese (last edited Nov 16, 2014 02:01AM) (new)

Marlese Du Toit | 66 comments Done 6/30 (#2, 5, 12 18, 20, 21)

1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.
2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian Fleming (read First Moon by Michelle Fox)
3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be
important to the storyline.
4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an
author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted. (The Laird by Sandy Blair)
6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C.
7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must
meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel. (Micah - Laurell K Hamilton, part of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series)
11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an'
do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t. (The Host- Stephanie Meyer)
13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.
14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow.
16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.
18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series
from Tess Gerritsen. (Deja dead by Kathy Reichs Bones TV series)
19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.
20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett,
Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This
can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the
book. (Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood - scarlet dress on the cover)
21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years. (Micah by Laurell K Hamilton)
22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.
23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by Succeed
24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.
25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.
27. Read a book that deals with a real fear. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat
29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love.
30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.


message 14: by Berend (new)

Berend Veenendaal completed tasks:

7: Stephen king 22-11-1963
11: see 7.
12: Preston & Child - De Onderwereld
13: Robert Jordan - Het Licht van weleer
21: Dean Koontz - De Gave
22: Markus Heitz - Sanctum
24: Ian Ranlin - Schuld & Boete
25: Robert Jordan - Het Licht van weleer
29: Robert Jordan - Het Licht van weleer


message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Berend wrote: "completed tasks:

7: Stephen king 22-11-1963
11: see 7.
12: Preston & Child - De Onderwereld
13: Robert Jordan - Het Licht van weleer
21: Dean Koontz - De Gave
22: Markus Heitz - Sanctum
24: Ian Ra..."


Hi Berend, I'm sorry but you can only use a book for ONE task. So if you read 5 books, you can only complete five tasks, and you will need to read 30 books in total to complete the challenge.


message 16: by Celia (new)

Celia Haupt 1. Read a book with a species of animal in the title. The species has to be a real still living species. So anything from cats to elephants. No dodo's, dinosaurs or dragons.The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
2. Read a book where the title and the author's name both start with the same letter, eg: From Russia with love by Ian FlemmingShatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large
3. Lest we forget, read a book in which The First World War (1914 - 1918) is an important element of the book. The book does not have to take place during the war, but It must be important to the storyline.
4. Read a book you wouldn't have normally read. It can be a book someone suggested, a book someone gave you and swears it is the best thing ever, or even a book that an author asked your to read and review. (Not something you requested, bought on a whim, etc.)
5. Read a book set in a house that is believed or known to be haunted.
6. Read a book with a gendered word or name in the title that is opposite to the gender of the author e.g. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa / Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
7. Read a book by an author who has more than 200 individual publications. The total number can include published short stories but the book used for the challenge must meet the 150 page rule. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... for some ideas
8. Read a book that has a word in the title that means forever. So forever is allowed but also eternity, always, till the end of time etc.
9. Read a book that is a follow-on from a previous book, but written by a different author.
10. Read a book that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel OR a book that is part of a series that was turned into a comic book or graphic novel.
11. Read a book by an author who has published for 40 or more years, so the time elapsed between date of first publication of their first book and date of first publication of their most recent book must be 40 or more years.
12. Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter. 'The', 'a' and 'an' do count this time. So if your book starts with 'the' your last letter has to be a t.The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
13. Read a book that has fire on the cover.Divergent
14. Read a book that has been nominated for or won an award for Best Debut Novel in the last five years (2010-2014)
15. Read a book that you do not own at the start of the challenge. It can be one that you acquire (buy or get given) or that you borrow. The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
16. Read a book that involves a conspiracy or an urban legend.
17. In June it will be 50 years since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial. Read a book that features one the cast of characters of the trial or that deals with South African politics in general.The plot is set within the context of a post-1994 society, with the characters affected by the apartheid legacy.7 dae
18. Read a book that was made into a TV series or movie or contains a character that appears in a TV series or movie e.g Pride and Prejudice or the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen.The Maze Runner
19. Read a book with a word in the title that denotes a day or time of day (but not the word "day" itself) e.g., midnight, 24 hours, noon.Curfew
20. Read a book that can be associated with a character from Cluedo (Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock (blue), Professor Plum). This can include colours/images used on the cover, words in the title or subject matter of the book.Reverend Green = Saints of the Shadow Bible
21. Read a book by an author that you have previously read (and enjoyed), but have not read in the past two years.Oh, The Places You'll Go!
22. Read a book with a female soldier/warrior as a main character.Allegiant
23. Read a book that has a colon in the title. Eg. Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars or Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail by SucceedDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
24. Read a collection of short stories or an anthology / omnibus edition. The stories do not need to be all by the same author.Wool– although now a book, it was originally written as a series of short stories, which shows in the style of writing and the plot.
25. Read the latest in a series which has more than 4 books so far. It is not required that you have read any of the previous books in the series.
26. Read a book that was translated from another language or translated to another language.The Rabbit Back Literature Society
27. Read a book that deals with a phobia. So anything from fear of water or flying to fear of spiders.
28. Read a book that has someone on the cover who is wearing a hat The Whip by Karen Kondazian
29. Judge a book by its cover. Read a book with a cover that you really love. The Oversight (Oversight Trilogy, #1) by Charlie Fletcher
30. Read a book in which motherhood plays a big part.Allegiant


message 17: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith This challenge ends on 31 May. Do you guys want to do it again in June? No one has completed this one, and only a few participants are close enough to do it.


message 18: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
I would love to do it again! Maybe we just lower the tasks to about 20 instead?


message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith We could, but I'm not sure if the problem was the number of tasks or the difficulty of some of the tasks.


message 20: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Yea maybe we chill a bit with the difficulty?


message 21: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
I would love to do it again :) Same number of tasks but I agree on the difficulty level.


message 22: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 1897 comments Mod
I'm hoping to finish and I think Jennifer is close as well.

I'd vote for same format, but 25 tasks like our other year challenges. I always seem to be making good progress, but then end up scrambling at the end to finish up. If you look at 25 tasks there are at least 6 of us who would be finished or close to finish.


message 23: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
I'm good with 25 tasks too. There just needs to be a bit of easing up.


message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith I think easing up on the difficulty is the key. Personally, whenever I fail to finish a challenge it's not because of the number of books (I normally read twice as many anyway) but because of those last few difficult tasks that would force me to read something I really don't want to. And for community sake, it'd also be great if more of us could finish the longer challenges.


message 25: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
I like the idea of 25 tasks and easing up on the difficulty a bit.


message 26: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith OK, lets go with 25 tasks and I'll add a little note about easing up. It's not something I'm going to enforce though, beyond the usual rules about tasks with plenty of options for everyone; don't want to wag my finger at anyone


message 27: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12629 comments Mod
Sounds good.


message 28: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
I admit I am not reading as much at the moment (spending time working on my fitness) but there were tasks that I knew would be a serious challenge to me so I agree with the easier option for next year.


message 29: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 765 comments FINISHED

(eventually and thanks to Carolien for reminding me that one of the books I wasn't sure of would work...)

I think 25 tasks is good and in keeping with the others which we do.

Some of the tasks were on the difficult side which made it more of a challenge to find books that could be used, but that is also part of why I do the challenges


message 30: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Well done Jennifer!

I agree, the challenge is part of the attraction, but since this is a general challenge and we have lots of tough specialist ones, I don't think we lose too much by making it a bit easier.


message 31: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 1897 comments Mod
Congrats!


message 32: by Bradley (new)

Bradley | 4 comments Great achievement and I am sure an enjoyable one , Jennifer.


message 33: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 1897 comments Mod
Done!


message 34: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
Congrats!!


message 35: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Well done Carolien!


message 36: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 765 comments Congrats Carolien


message 37: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Done!


message 38: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Nice one Janice!


message 39: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 1897 comments Mod
Well done, Janice!


message 40: by Liezel (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 736 comments Well done to all those who finished :)


message 41: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 765 comments Congrats Janice


message 42: by Zuleka (new)

Zuleka Kok | 231 comments well done!


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