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message 1: by Tien (last edited Sep 25, 2016 04:02PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
trim

/trɪm/

verb: make (something) neat or of the required size or form by cutting away irregular or unwanted parts.

noun: an act of cutting something in order to neaten it.

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A regular bookshelf has 4 sides so we are going to "trim" its 4 "sides" (ie. 4 different ways).

1. How many?!?!
Look at the total number of your TBR, take the last digit and read that many books off your TBR. If you have a "0", read 10 books.
Try to read what's already on your TBR prior to starting this challenge. You may concentrate on a certain TBR shelf if you have a number of TBR shelves.

2. Popularity
Sort your TBR by "number of ratings" and read:
a. Books with the highest number of ratings
b. Books with the least number of ratings
Try to read the same number of books (a+b) as you did for (1) above, if not more.

3. Monstrosity
Read 1 (one) of the 5 thickest books on your TBR.
Yes, the biggest book and just the One. If the thickest is 1,000+ pages but the 5th thickest is only 300+ pages, DO choose the book closest to 1,000+ pages

4. Catch Up
Read that last book in the series!
Or at least, catch up to the latest instalment.
You must have read at least the first book before October 2016. Again, try to read the same number of book you read for (1), if not more.


message 2: by Tien (last edited Oct 30, 2016 08:07PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Challenge Goal (group)
GOAL: 418 books
Read to date: 120 books as at 10/31/16
Progress: 28.71%

Participants

Amy

Bea

CassieV

Cecile

Charity

Christina

Coralie

Dee

Diane L

Karen

Katherine

Kathryn CA

Lauren

Lusie

LynM

LynnB

Marina

Martha

Nicki

Tien

Tina

Wendy


message 3: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments sure i'm in! not sure what bookshelf i've going to use though - but i did start cataloging my amazon purchases by year bought, so probably one of those


message 4: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "sure i'm in! not sure what bookshelf i've going to use though - but i did start cataloging my amazon purchases by year bought, so probably one of those"

I've just shared with the other mods, Dee, that my own tbr is very close to reaching critical mass. I really need to trim it and this should help a tiny bit.


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments ok, i'm just goign to go with my generic - lost on TBR shelf - which has 664 books...so i read 4 books right?


message 6: by Tien (last edited Dec 30, 2016 03:11PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
I'll be focusing on my owned TBR as every year I aim to get the number down but failed in epic proportion each time :p

1. How many?!?! GOAL: 7 books (COMPLETED)
Currently at #7 and I still have 4 LOST books to read so I'll start with that!

1. Lelaki Harimau -Read 11/17
2. Heartless -Read 11/16
3. The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) -Read 11/18
4. Moon Chosen (a Tale of the New World #1) -Read 11/24
5. The African Trilogy -Read 11/30
6. We -Read 11/26
7. Cafe Scheherazade -Read 12/06

Lelaki Harimau by Eka Kurniawan Heartless by Marissa Meyer The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) by Roshani Chokshi Moon Chosen (Tales Of A New World #1) by P.C. Cast The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe We by Yevgeny Zamyatin Cafe Scheherazade by Arnold Zable

2. Popularity GOAL: 7 books (COMPLETED)
Sort your tbr by "number of ratings" and read:

a. Books with highest number of ratings
1. Crime and Punishment -Read 12/16
2. The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) -Read 10/15
3. Number the Stars -Read 12/07

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

b. Books with least number of ratings
4. #saveozstories -Read 10/12
5. Unaffair -Read 12/24
6. Heartwarming Duo/Secret Santa/Homespun Christmas -Read 12/26
7. Facing Up -Read 12/30

#SaveOzStories by Geraldine Brooks Facing Up by Carolyn Gilpin  un affair by Yudhi Herwibowo Essence Duo/Navy Christmas/Scotland For Christmas by Geri Krotow

3. Monstrosity COMPLETED
1,120 pages: The Red Queen (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #7) -Read 10/24

The Red Queen (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #7) by Isobelle Carmody

4. Catch Up GOAL: 7 books (COMPLETED)
1. Den of Wolves (Blackthorn & Grim #3) -Read 10/11
2. Witch's Pyre (The Worldwalker Trilogy #3) - Read 10/20
3. Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) -Read 11/03
4. Dance of Fire (Dance of Shadows, #2) -Read 11/14
5. Wool 3 (Wool #3) - Read 12/09
6. The Unravelling (Wool #4) -Read 12/16
7. The Stranded (Wool #5) -Read 12/28


Den of Wolves (Blackthorn & Grim, #3) by Juliet Marillier Witch's Pyre (Worldwalker, #3) by Josephine Angelini Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman Dance of Fire (Dance of Shadows, #2) by Yelena Black Wool 3 by Hugh Howey The Unraveling (Wool, #4) by Hugh Howey The Stranded (Wool, #5) by Hugh Howey

GOAL: 22 books MINIMUM
COMPLETED as at 12/30



message 7: by Tien (last edited Sep 25, 2016 04:35PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "ok, i'm just goign to go with my generic - lost on TBR shelf - which has 664 books...so i read 4 books right?"

4 books for "1. How many?!?!"
4 books for "2. Popularity"
1 book for "3. Monstrosity"
4 books for "4. Catch Up"

So your goal will be 13 books MIN :)

Easy right ;p


message 8: by LynnB (last edited Dec 27, 2016 07:20PM) (new)

LynnB | 1425 comments As always, my TBR needs this, so I'm in!

October to December 2016

1. How many?!?! - Goal is 3 books.Have read: 10
Look at the total number of your TBR, take the last digit and read that many books off your TBR.
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James D. Bradley, read 18 Oct 2016
Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner, read 25 Oct 2016
City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan by Beverly Swerling, read 8 Nov 2016
Fire Watch by Connie Willis, read 22 Nov 2016
The Northern Lights by Lucy Jago, read 23 Nov 2016
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, read 26 Nov 2016
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, read 28 Nov 2016
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro, read 28 Nov 2016
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson, read 4 Dec 2016
The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay, read 27 Dec 2016

2. Popularity - Goal: 3 Have read: 3
Sort your TBR by "number of ratings" and read:
a. Books with the highest number of ratings
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, read 21 Nov 2016
b. Books with the least number of ratings
The Curlew's Cry by Mildred Walker, read 18 Nov 2016
Calamity in Kent by John Rowland, read 13 Nov 2016

3. Monstrosity - Goal:1 Have read:1
Read 1 (one) of the 5 thickest books on your TBR.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, read 2 Nov 2016, (1276 pgs)

4. Catch Up - Goal: 3 Have read:14
Read that last book in the series! Or at least, catch up to the latest installment. You must have read at least the first book before October 2016.
A Great Reckoning, #12, by Louise Penny, read 2 Oct 2016
Seeds of Deception, #10 by Sheila Connolly, read 3 Oct 2016
Downfall, #17 by J.A. Jance, read 5 Oct 2016
The Trespasser, #6, by Tana French, read 15 Oct 2016
Blood Orange, #24, by Susan Wittig Albert, read 16 Oct 2016
Digging Up the Dirt, #3, by Miranda James , read 21 Oct 2016
Doctored Evidence, #13, by Donna Leon, read 23 Nov 2016
Monday Mourning: A Novel, #7, by Kathy Reichs, read 25 Nov 2016
The Preacher #2, by Camilla Läckberg, read 27 Nov 2016
Pray for Silence, #2, by Linda Castillo, read 29 Nov 2016
Blood from a Stone, #14, by Donna Leon, read 1 Dec 2016
All the Little Liars, #9, by Charlaine Harris, read 9 Dec 2016
Turbo Twenty-Three, #23, by Janet Evanovich, read 11 Dec 2016
Through a Glass, Darkly, #15, by Donna Leon, read 16 Dec 2016

GOAL: 10 books MINIMUM
Progress: 28/10 read



message 9: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
LynnB wrote: "As always, my TBR needs this, so I'm in!..."

Good luck, LynnB!

It's always good to clear out some space for new books in Christmas lol


message 10: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments Tien - one quick question...all my "longest" books are collections - should i just go for one of the longest single title books?


message 11: by Tien (last edited Sep 25, 2016 05:03PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "Tien - one quick question...all my "longest" books are collections - should i just go for one of the longest single title books?"

As in collections of serial (ie. box sets)?
If so, one of your longest single title books will be ok unless of course, if you want to read a box set :)


message 12: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments like Virgin River Books 1-4 or similar - when i first got my kindle it was when harlequin did their 6 books in the imprint together


message 13: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "like Virgin River Books 1-4 or similar - when i first got my kindle it was when harlequin did their 6 books in the imprint together"

I'm happy for you to read either collection or single title, Dee


message 14: by Dee (last edited Nov 21, 2016 01:04PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments Dee's List

10/28

1. How many?!?! - 649books - read 9 books
Texas Hold Him - 10/20/16 - short and sweet historical - the main characters name was kind of goofy (Dyer Straights), but other than that, solid read - 3.5 overall
Malicious Intent - interesting mystery, liked the forensic aspect - did feel a bit dated at times, but am considering continuing the series - 3 overall
Destiny
Fade to Black
To Seduce a Sinner
Snowfall at Willow Lake

2. Popularity
a. Books with the highest number of ratings
Lolita
b. Books with the least number of ratings
Try to read the same number of books (a+b) as you did for (1) above, if not more.

3. Monstrosity
Return Engagement - 656pgs (#3 on list)

4. Catch Up - 9 books
Lothaire (IAD #12) - been waiting for Lothaire's story and it didn't disappoint - one of the few bad guy ones that i've enjoyed - and Ellie made me laugh
Shadow's Claim (IAD #13) - interesting spin-off (although I kind of knew who he ended up with because I had already listened to Dark Syke; I loved that Bettina wasn't a total pushover and her jewelry making was kind of cool.
MacRieve (IAD #14)
Bitter Medicine (V.I. Warshawski #4) - 10/9/16 - Its always weird how well books written in the 1980's stand up to the test of time and Bitter Medicine was no different; I did kind of figure out the who done it early on (or at least had inklings), but how it rolled out was well-done
Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy #2) - 10/16/16 - picking up just after it left off, Gwen continues to find her way in the new world she has become a part of; she remains a bit of an outsider, once again faced with someone trying to kill her - at first it felt a bit disjointed and like i was missing something, but i soon got back into the story - i'll be continuing it when i get a chance
Sweet Temptation (Sweet #4) - 10/14/16 - its interesting in erotic romances how they get progressively darker as the series goes - what started out as sister crushing on her brothers friend, turned into a rather dark erotic romance that featured significant portions of BDSM and multiple sexual partners. Wasn't my favorite in the series, but i'll likely continue
The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) - was kind of disappointed in this one - it just didn't really seem to further the story all that much - Charley was kind of annoying during it.
Sweet Cinderella (Klaus Brothers #4) - 10/8/16 - I held off reading this one until the last book in the series was due out and since Penny has been posting teasers on Facebook, it seemed like time. This was probably the quickest read of the 4 so far, but liked the meshing of the cold financial guru and the believe in miracles single mom - a magical christmas read
Magic Binds - so much love for Kate Daniels - while the last book was kind of disappointing, this one made up for it - but now the agony of waiting for the next book - which is so NOT fair!


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Coralie wrote: "Coralie's List..."

Oh, I have the first 2 books of Watch series... how do you like them so far, Coralie?


message 17: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "Dee's List

In progress

1. How many?!?! - 649books - read 9 books..."


Yikes! good luck, Dee! That'll make your goal to be 28 books in 3 months though I've no doubt you'd kill it anyway :)

Out of anyone to have the highest number for a goal, you're well-suited, I think lol


message 18: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments Haha! We'll see if I get that far but going to try...need to figure out which ones double up for other challenges


message 19: by Coralie (last edited Sep 25, 2016 08:32PM) (new)

Coralie | 1241 comments Tien wrote: "Coralie wrote: "Coralie's List..."

Oh, I have the first 2 books of Watch series... how do you like them so far, Coralie?"


I really liked the first one, the others not quite so much.

I see you have Cafe Scheherazade on your list. Did you know that the woman who owned the cafe died recently?


message 20: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Coralie wrote: "I see you have Cafe Scheherazade on your list. Did you know that the woman who owned the cafe died recently?"

NO! Have had it on my shelf for ages and still has not read it. Have you read it?


message 21: by Bea (last edited Dec 16, 2016 09:44AM) (new)

Bea | 3647 comments Mod
Bea's List:

I am changing my monstrosity to help me complete Pursuit Round 3 (read a book 700-800 pages). The two I am considering are among my 5 biggest books on my TBR.

1. How many?!?! 743 Goal: 3 books COMPLETED
Haunted Ground Read 10/12/16
Day After Night Read 11/20/16
Whose Body? Read 10/11/16

2. Popularity - Goal: 3 books COMPLETED
a. Books with the highest number of ratings
The Girl on the Train - 775,223 ratings Read 11/24/16
b. Books with the least number of ratings
Legend of the Feather Pillow - 0 ratings Read 11/12/16
Murderously Incorrect - 2 ratings Read 11/9/16

3. Monstrosity - Goal: 1 book COMPLETED
Read 1 (one) of the 5 thickest books on your TBR.
The Gilded Hour (732 pages) Read 12/16/16

4. Catch Up - Goal: 4 books COMPLETED
Access Denied Read 10/28/16
Delete All Suspects Read 11/4/16
Succubus Shadows Read 11/3/16
Succubus Revealed Read 11/10/16
Two series finished.

Total planned books: 11
Books read: 11


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Bea wrote: "Bea's List:..."

Ooh, Bea!!! I LOVE 11/22/63!! You should read that big book and then watch the James Franco's tv series :)


message 23: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments For 4) can we read more than 1 book from a series? I've been reading the immortal's after dark series but jumped from 11 to 15 (challenge book) and would like to fill in the in between books


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Coralie | 1241 comments If my most popular book is also my longest book can I count it for both or am I going to have to read two 1000 plus page books?


message 25: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Sep 26, 2016 11:39AM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2795 comments Mod
I'm in, too. I am going to read off of my archives shelf as those are books I REALLY need to get through. It is currently at 192, so I need to read 2 books from each category for a total of 10 books. I should be able to do that in 3 months.

Here is my reading list for this challenge:

1. Read 2 books:
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
2a. Read the two books with the most ratings
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes 88,553 ratings
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey 80,220 ratings
2b: Read the two books with the least ratings:
The Jade Butterfly by Jeffrey Round 38 ratings
The Burying Ground: A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery by Janet Kellough 40 ratings
3. Read one of the 5 thickest books
The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones 704 pages
Somerset by Leila Meacham 624 pages
4. Read the last or next book in a series
The Kept Woman (Will Trent #8) by Karin Slaughter currently the last book in the series.
End of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) by Stephen King last in the trilogy


message 26: by Marina (Sonnenbarke) (last edited Dec 14, 2016 06:22AM) (new)

Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) | 1014 comments I'm in! I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to complete this challenge, but I really need to trim my TBR, so I'll give this a try.

My TBR currently has 356 books in it, so I'll read at least 19 books. Here goes:

1. How many?!?! Goal: 6 books
The Bay is Not Naples (read 01/11/2016)
Dracula's Guest (read 28/10/2016)
Silence of the Grave (read 07/12/2016)
On Chesil Beach (read 03/12/2016)
The Woman in White (read 12/10/2016)
The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians (read 17/10/2016)

2. Popularity Goal: 6 books
a. Books with the highest number of ratings
The Shining - 750,175 ratings (read 19/11/2016)
The Odyssey - 670,613 ratings (read 01/12/2016)
Anna Karenina - 424,431 ratings (read 27/10/2016)
b. Books with the least number of ratings
Teatro - 0 ratings (read 04/12/2016)
BPD Voices Project Vol. 1 - 0 ratings (read 30/10/2016)
Tre quarti di dollaro dorati. Testo inglese a fronte - 0 ratings (read 28/11/2016)

3. Monstrosity Goal: 1 book to choose from the following
The Demons - 1,345 pages in my edition
The Man Without Qualities - 1,299 pages in my edition
The Brothers Karamazov - 1,104 pages in my edition
War and Peace - 1,033 pages in my edition
The Complete Essays - 985 pages in my edition

4. Catch Up Goal: 6 books
A Feast for Crows
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (read 26/11/2016)
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (read 20/11/2016)
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume II (read 14/12/2016)
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 3
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 4


message 27: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "For 4) can we read more than 1 book from a series? I've been reading the immortal's after dark series but jumped from 11 to 15 (challenge book) and would like to fill in the in between books"

Yes, you can!


message 28: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Coralie wrote: "If my most popular book is also my longest book can I count it for both or am I going to have to read two 1000 plus page books?"

LOL - if you like the challenge, you can go for 2 1000+ pages books :)

Otherwise, put your thick popular book for #3 and just read the next highest ratings for your popular books.


message 29: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Lyn (Readinghearts) wrote: "2a. Read the two books with the most ratings
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey 80,220 ratings"


Ack, I need to read this one too... before the movie!


message 30: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Marina wrote: "I'm in! I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to complete this challenge, but I really need to trim my TBR, so I'll give this a try. ..."

Your list looks really tough o_O


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Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments Girl with all the gifts is an awesome audiobook...just sayin...


message 32: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "Girl with all the gifts is an awesome audiobook...just sayin..."

Thanks, Dee... as it happens, I do actually own a copy ;)


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) | 1014 comments Tien wrote: "Marina wrote: "I'm in! I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to complete this challenge, but I really need to trim my TBR, so I'll give this a try. ..."

Your list looks really tough o_O"


Haha, yes it does! That's why I was saying I'm not really sure I'll be able to complete the challenge... But I definitely want to try - the point is, I own all those books I've listed, so I definitely need to try and read them!


message 34: by Lusie (last edited Nov 22, 2016 06:15PM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 2139 comments Group Pick-a-shelf - Trim That TBR 2016
Duration: October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.
Books read: 18 / 19

1. How many?!?! 6 books
1. Never Go Back [5-nov-2016] ★★★★
2. The First Pillar [08-oct-2016] ★★
3. Tell No Lies [27-oct-2016] ★★★
4. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [7-oct-2016] ★★★★
5. Anna Karenina [20-oct-2016] ★★★
6. Riders of the Purple Sage [06-nov-2016] ★★★

Never Go Back by Robert Goddard The First Pillar (Everville, #1) by Roy Huff Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Riders of the Purple Sage ( Riders of the Purple Sage#1) by Zane Grey

2. Popularity
Sort your TBR by "number of ratings" and read:
a. Books with the highest number of ratings
1. The Lost Symbol [31-oct-2016] ★★★
2. Beautiful Ruins [22-oct-2016] ★★★
3. Magic Burns [13-nov-2016] ★★★★

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews

b. Books with the least number of ratings
1. Double Danger [23-oct-2016] ★★★
2. Take Me to the Willow [23-nov-2016] ★★★
3. Hunger Town [29-oct-2016] ★★★★

Double Danger by Margaret Thomson Davis Take Me to the Willow by Shelly Brimley Hunger Town by Wendy Scarfe

3. Monstrosity
Read 1 (one) of the 5 thickest books on your TBR.
Under the Dome - 1074 pages

Under the Dome by Stephen King

4. Catch Up
Read that last book in the series! Or at least, catch up to the latest instalment.
1. Whispers from the Past [12-oct-2016] ★★★
2. Kiss and Spell [15-oct-2016] ★★★
3. Illusion [25-oct-2016] ★★★
4. A Wallflower Christmas [25-oct-2016] ★★★
5. This Was a Man [9-nov-2016] ★★★★
6. The Memorist [14-nov-2016] ★★★★

Whispers from the Past (Whisper Falls #3) by Elizabeth Langston Kiss and Spell (Enchanted, Inc., #7) by Shanna Swendson Illusion (The Heirs of Watson Island, #3) by Martina Boone A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #5) by Lisa Kleypas This Was a Man (The Clifton Chronicles, #7) by Jeffrey Archer The Memorist (Reincarnationist, #2) by M.J. Rose


message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2265 comments last question (well, probably not)...any limit on page count? some of my least rated books are really short (i.e. less than 100pgs)


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2795 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "last question (well, probably not)...any limit on page count? some of my least rated books are really short (i.e. less than 100pgs)"


I was wondering the same thing. I don't think we specifically talked about it, but usually we require 120 pages at least to be considered a book. Tien can confirm that.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2795 comments Mod
Marina wrote: "Tien wrote: "Marina wrote: "I'm in! I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to complete this challenge, but I really need to trim my TBR, so I'll give this a try. ..."

Your list looks really tough o_O"

Ha..."


Wow, Tien is right. What a list. But don't worry about finishing. I am the same way with a lot of challenges. I love to join, but don't necessarily finish....although I usually don't have a list of such daunting books as the cause. Good luck and I hope you get pretty far!


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) | 1014 comments Thanks Lyn, I'll do my best!


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Lyn (Readinghearts) wrote: "Dee wrote: "last question (well, probably not)...any limit on page count? some of my least rated books are really short (i.e. less than 100pgs)"

I was wondering the same thing. I don't think we specifically talked about it, but usually we require 120 pages at least to be considered a book. Tien can confirm that. "


Unless specifically addressed in the rules, we don't usually worry about page numbers so you go ahead & read those short books, Dee... especially seeing that your goal would be pretty high -these shorts will make it feasible ;)


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 7320 comments Mod
Lusie wrote: "
Group Pick-a-shelf - Trim That TBR 2016 ..."


I only recognise 2 books on your list, Lusie! Stephen King's one (of course!) and The Lost Symbol which I'll also be reading but for my most popular books. I've had it out since the beginning of the year and it's collecting dust on my dresser lol


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2795 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "Lyn (Readinghearts) wrote: "Dee wrote: "last question (well, probably not)...any limit on page count? some of my least rated books are really short (i.e. less than 100pgs)"

I was wondering the sam..."


see Dee, now aren't you glad you asked. :)


message 42: by Lusie (last edited Sep 28, 2016 01:25AM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 2139 comments Tien wrote: "Lusie wrote: "
Group Pick-a-shelf - Trim That TBR 2016 ..."

I only recognise 2 books on your list, Lusie! Stephen King's one (of course!) and The Lost Symbol which I'll also be rea..."


On my list is a book by Robert Goddard, who is one of my favourite authors. What I like is that it is so hard to guess into which direction the story will go next. Often the book is about a murder or a missing person/item. You should give one of his books a try.
Another book that is on my list is This Was a Man (The Clifton Chronicles, #7) by Jeffrey Archer . I really enjoyThis book is the last one, and I'm really looking forward to this book. This series. It starts with Harry Clifton when he is a boy, and later on it is about him and his family. Greats series. You might like it too.

I looked at your list and I I recognise some of the authors and have only read 1 book of it, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd . I liked that one. I hope you will like it. I know none of the series. Are they any good?


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And... I came home with 2 additional books yesterday so that's upped my # to 7*gasps*

As long as there's no bookmail today, I think I still might be ok ha ha ha


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Lusie wrote: "I looked at your list and I I recognise some of the authors and have only read 1 book of it, ... I know none of the series. Are they any good? "

about half the books on my list are Aussie so am not surprised that you're not familiar with them :)

I really loved Blackthorn & Grim trilogy; it's written by one of my fave authors, Juliet Marillier. She just has this amazing talent as a storyteller; I think of her, literally, as a bard.

I've also enjoyed Rowland Sinclair series mostly due to setting and the way she's incorporated some historical incidents & personages into her fictional world.

And hmmm... this exercise is supposed to be trimming down our tbrs not add to it lol


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) | 1014 comments Tien wrote: "And... I came home with 2 additional books yesterday so that's upped my # to 7*gasps*

As long as there's no bookmail today, I think I still might be ok ha ha ha"


Oh my gosh, Tien, the same happened to me... I hadn't thought about it... Yesterday I got two books in the mail, which I had ordered last week.. I had ordered more books so I hope none come today, lol!

I'll have to up my goals to 6... for a total of 19 books... aaargh!


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Coralie | 1241 comments I have just got my TBR shelf up to date and it now has 580 books so I will need to do a lot of reading to complete this challenge!


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) | 1014 comments Oh, Coralie, that's too bad! I feel quite sorry for you, lol!


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That also means that you get to clear out more spaces :)


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D.G. | 1256 comments I've been so bad with challenges in the last half of the year that I don't know if I should even try.


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D.G. wrote: "I've been so bad with challenges in the last half of the year that I don't know if I should even try."

aww, we missed you, D.G.!
The 1 good thing about this challenge is that you're reading completely off your own tbr. Give it a go, you could at least complete #1 :)


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