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message 1: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited Nov 12, 2017 06:00AM) (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Buddy Reading Tracker
Brought to you by Angela. Find folder here

Keep track of the books you will read with the group and update to share which ones you completed.

Example:

AUGUST - The Lies of Locke Lamora
SEPTEMBER - The Last Mortal Band
OCTOBER - Gardens of the Moon


Shame (Incomplete Series Challenge)
Brought to you by Scott. Renamed by Margret. Find folder here

Keep track of the series you have and have not completed and make an effort to finish your in-progress series.
Suggested categories:
Incomplete
Up to date
Finished
Abandoned

Book Cover Challenge
Brought to you by Jenna. Find folder here

Fairly self-explanatory. Read a book with a cover that fits the description. Some covers may overlap, but try not to reuse books in the same challenge. Whether the cover matches the description or not is really up to you.

Red cover
Orange cover
Yellow cover
Green cover
Blue cover
Purple cover

Pink cover
White cover
Black cover
Metallic cover

Cover with the author’s name in the biggest font
Cover with the title in the biggest font

Cover with a tower
Cover with a cityscape
Cover with a boat/ship
Cover with a house

Cover with a tree
Cover with a mountain
Cover with a night sky

Cover with a man
Cover with a woman
Cover with a dragon
Cover with a bird
Cover with a magical creature

Cover with a weapon
Cover with a crown
Cover with a cloak
Cover with a mask

Bingo Challenge
Brought to you by Jenna. Find folder here

You can aim for a row, an "x", a square around the outside or the full bingo sheet. You can do it with just fantasy or with any other books you read as well.

O . O . O . O . O

O . O . O . O . O

O . O . O . O . O

O . O . O . O . O

O . O . O . O . O

1. A buddy read with someone in the group
2. A debut novel
3. A book under 300 pages
4. A book you own and haven’t read yet
5. A book with a blue cover
6. A book in a series you have already started
7. A book with an anti-hero
8. A book recommended by someone on Goodreads
9. A Young Adult book
10. A book by an author you have not read before
11. A book with a one-word title
12. A book you can read in one day
13. FREE SPACE
14. A book featuring an unlikely friendship
15. A book over 800 pages
16. A book published before 1970
17. A book on your to-read list for more than one year
18. A book with a person on the cover
19. A book from a (sub)genre you don’t usually read
20. A book by an author under 25 at the time it was published
21. A book with a dragon in it
22. A book published this year
23. A standalone book
24. The last book in a series
25. A book of your choice


message 2: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (last edited Jul 24, 2016 07:28PM) (new)

Angela | 3594 comments Mod
Thanks for setting this up Jenna. It's going to help me out a ton.

I love challenges! So would be interested if you set one up.


message 3: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
With a little bit of difficulty, the challenge is up!


message 4: by Seán (new)

Seán | 602 comments Awesome idea and a great execution! :)

I'll set up my tracker in a littlw bit when I'm at my computer. I'd definitely be interested in a challengr at some point, but I think my reading's a bit too focused for the next couple of months. It's a great idea though - I'm looking forward to seeing others take it on!


message 5: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Sean wrote: "Awesome idea and a great execution! :)

I'll set up my tracker in a littlw bit when I'm at my computer. I'd definitely be interested in a challengr at some point, but I think my reading's a bit too..."


I'm just going to try to fill in the bingo challenge with what I was already planning to read for now. Otherwise I would never be able to start it already.


message 6: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (fantasynerd365) | 1125 comments How I track series I haven't finished yet is that I have a separate shelf for the next book in that series. What I've been trying to do for like 1.5-2 years now is finish series and try not to start many new series until then. Been pretty successful. At first there were probably around 20 on that shelf, down to like 6 or 7 and 4 I believe aren't out yet. for me I think it would be easier than I had to remember to update, just make sure to add the net book to that shelf when you mark it as to-read. Just a suggestion for anyone who may find it helpful too :)


message 7: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Elizabeth wrote: "How I track series I haven't finished yet is that I have a separate shelf for the next book in that series. What I've been trying to do for like 1.5-2 years now is finish series and try not to star..."

Yeah, I have a "series to finish" shelf too, but I put the rest of the series on there instead of just the next book. I have around 50 books on that shelf, but only because of Malazan and the Realm of the Elderlings.


message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (fantasynerd365) | 1125 comments I always just add one book of a series at a time, in case I decide not to finish I guess. I don't even want to know how long my to-read list would be if I added whole series. It's already almost 800.


message 9: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Elizabeth wrote: "I always just add one book of a series at a time, in case I decide not to finish I guess. I don't even want to know how long my to-read list would be if I added whole series. It's already almost 800."

I only add the whole series if I liked the first one enough to continue and I remove books if I decide to quit the series part-way through. Otherwise I'd have a mountainous TBR.


message 10: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
I usually add additional books in the series only after reading the first. The only series I've quit after book two is Royal Assassin in the farseer trilogy.


message 11: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Original post modified to clearly index and explain the different challenges put in this folder. Will be edited as new challenges are created.


message 12: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Would people prefer if each challenge had it's own folder? Or is this format fine?


message 13: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3594 comments Mod
I think it might be better to have their own folder?


message 14: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Different folders.


message 15: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Okie dokie, I will change things around.


message 16: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Update: the challenges are in different folders and I put this in the group info folder. I also set up a separate folder for the buddy read schedule Angela made.


message 17: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3594 comments Mod
Thanks Jenna.


message 18: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
TY J.


message 19: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3594 comments Mod
Jenna, you know I'm secretly hoping you'll create another bingo challenge once a few of us finish this one or maybe another type of challenge :).


message 20: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited May 11, 2017 07:36PM) (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Angela wrote: "Jenna, you know I'm secretly hoping you'll create another bingo challenge once a few of us finish this one or maybe another type of challenge :)."

I was actually thinking the same thing recently and I noticed some people are getting close to the end. ;) I've had a challenge in my mind just waiting to be unleashed on the group for about 4 or 5 months now.

Maybe it's about time?


message 21: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3594 comments Mod
Well I am hoping to finish the bingo challenge by the end of this month, so I think soon would be fantastic. :)


message 22: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2150 comments I'm up for a challenge. I didn't do bingo because I was way late on it.


message 23: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7540 comments Mod
Do it!!!!!!! :D


message 24: by Dani (new)

Dani | 577 comments Jenna, I'm very curious to see what you have in mind, although I had promised myself not to do a challenge any time soon after I finish this one haha.


message 25: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
I will be putting up the challenge at some point today. :)


message 26: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3594 comments Mod
Excellent. I'm so excited!!!


message 27: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7540 comments Mod
Yay!!!!


message 28: by Kieron (new)

Kieron Yes I'm up for a challenge. Never done one on goodreads before. Hopefully I will be able to do it if I'm in from the start.


message 29: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
NEW CHALLENGE IS POSTED IN THE FIRST POST OF THIS THREAD.


message 30: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7540 comments Mod
Fun!! I love it <3


message 31: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4603 comments Mod
Niki Hawkes wrote: "Fun!! I love it <3"

Great! Thanks~ :)


message 32: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new)

Angela | 3594 comments Mod
What a great idea Jenna. Looks like fun!


message 33: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (fantasynerd365) | 1125 comments I might do this cover challenge after I do the bingo. reading two books right now and was tempted to start a third today when I was eating lunch.


message 34: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7540 comments Mod
::bump::


message 35: by Reed (new)

Reed (reedster6) How do I keep track of the books I read on here ? I'm new to the group and need some help please


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