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message 1: by Michelle (last edited Feb 13, 2018 05:59PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments
This is an ever-evolving list of all the challenges I'm participating in above and beyond the Around the Year in 52 Books main challenge.

Because some of these are quite long, I've got them under spoiler tags. To be clear, there are no actual spoilers in any of these posts.

Yearly Reading Goals

ATY Challenges:
[_] 2016 ATY Challenge
[_] 2017 ATY Challenge
[_] 2018 ATY Challenge

Yearly Challenges:
[✘] 2015 PopSugar Reading Challenge
[_] 2018 Hannah Braime Reading Challenge
[_] 2018 Personal Growth Reading Challenge

Monthly Reading Challenges:
[_] Monthly Motifs Challenge
[_] Monthly Keyword Challenge

Bingo Challenges
[_] Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Bingo

Goodreads Challenges
[_] Goodreads "Best Books of the Month" Challenge
[_] Goodreads "YA Best Books of the Month" Challenge
[_] Goodreads Choice Awards Challenge

Travel Challenges
[_] Around the World Challenge
[_] Reading Road Trip (U.S. Edition)

Wacky Challenges
[_] Book Tag Challenges

Lifetime Challenges
[_] BookBub's 100 Books to Read Before You Die Challenge
[_] Read Your Age

Miscellaneous Challenges
[_] A-Z Reading Challenge {Titles + Authors}
[_] Read the Rainbow Challenge


message 2: by Michelle (last edited Feb 13, 2018 06:29PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Yearly Reading Goals
In addition to the reading challenges, I like to set personal reading goals for myself. Below are the goals I set for each year and whether or not I achieved them.

2016
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2017
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2018
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message 3: by Michelle (last edited Feb 15, 2018 08:53PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments 2015 PopSugar Reading Challenge (Completed on 12/31/2015)
Time Objective: January 1st, 2015 - December 31st, 2015
Challenge Objective: Read a book for each of the PopSugar 2015 Challenge criteria.
Credits: This list was created by PopSugar. I participated with our former reading group in completing this challenge.

READ A BOOK WITH MORE THAN 500 PAGES
 ✽ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak {}

READ A CLASSIC ROMANCE
 ✽ The Princess Bride by William Goldman {}

READ A BOOK THAT BECAME A MOVIE
 ✽ The Help by Kathryn Stockett {}

READ A BOOK PUBLISHED THIS YEAR
 ✽ Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts {}

READ A BOOK WITH A NUMBER IN THE TITLE
 ✽ A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray {}

READ A BOOK WRITTEN BY SOMEONE UNDER 30
 ✽ The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Kepplinger {}

READ A BOOK WITH NON-HUMAN CHARACTERS
 ✽ The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey {}

READ A FUNNY BOOK
 ✽ Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher {}

READ A BOOK WITH A FEMALE AUTHOR
 ✽ Graceling by Kristin Cashore {}

READ A MYSTERY OR THRILLER
 ✽ The Good Girl by Mary Kubica {}

READ A BOOK WITH A ONE-WORD TITLE
 ✽ Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones {}

READ A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES
 ✽ Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor {}

READ A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY
 ✽ The Gift by Cecelia Ahern {}

READ A NON-FICTION BOOK
 ✽ Digital SLR Handbook by John Freeman {}

READ A POPULAR AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK
 ✽ Cinder by Marissa Meyer {}

READ A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE THAT YOU HAVEN'T READ
 ✽ The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling {}

READ A BOOK A FRIEND RECOMMENDED
 ✽ The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen {}

READ A PULITZER PRIZE WINNING BOOK
 ✽ To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee {}

READ A BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY
 ✽ Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius {}

READ A BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR TO-READ LIST
 ✽ My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins {}

READ A BOOK YOUR MOM LOVES
 ✽ The World of Downtown Abbey by Jessica Fellowes {}

READ A BOOK THAT SCARES YOU
 ✽ The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey {}

READ A BOOK MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD
 ✽ The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett {}

READ A BOOK BASED ENTIRELY ON THE COVER
 ✽ The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton {}

READ A BOOK YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO READ IN SCHOOL BUT DIDN'T
 ✽ Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes {}

READ A MEMOIR
 ✽ As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes {}

READ A BOOK YOU CAN FINISH IN A DAY
 ✽ Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction {}

READ A BOOK WITH ANTONYMS IN THE TITLE
 ✽ Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed {}

READ A BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT
 ✽ The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion {}

READ A BOOK THAT CAME OUT THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN
 ✽ Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis {}

READ A BOOK WITH BAD REVIEWS
 ✽ Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen {}

READ THE FIRST BOOK IN A TRILOGY
 ✽ A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken {}

READ THE SECOND BOOK IN A TRILOGY
 ✽ So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz {}

READ THE THIRD BOOK IN A TRILOGY
 ✽ Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger {}

READ A BOOK FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD
 ✽ George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl {}

READ A BOOK WITH A LOVE TRIANGLE
 ✽ The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker {}

READ A BOOK SET IN THE FUTURE
 ✽ The Delta Anomaly by Rick Barba {}

READ A BOOK SET IN HIGH SCHOOL
 ✽ The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson {}

READ A BOOK WITH A COLOR IN THE TITLE
 ✽ Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman {}

READ A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
 ✽ Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen {}

READ A BOOK WITH MAGIC
 ✽ The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz {}

READ A GRAPHIC NOVEL
 ✽ The Wicked + The Divine #1 by Kieron Gillen {}

READ A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ BEFORE
 ✽ Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews {}

READ A BOOK YOU OWN BUT HAVE NEVER READ
 ✽ The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan {}

READ A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN YOUR HOMETOWN
 ✽ Ready Player One by Ernest Cline {}

READ A BOOK THAT WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE
 ✽ Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis {}

READ A BOOK SET DURING CHRISTMAS
 ✽ Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook by Kim Smith {}

READ A BOOK WRITTEN BY AN AUTHOR WITH YOUR SAME INITIALS
 ✽ Carnival of Secrets by Melissa Marr {}

READ A PLAY
 ✽ The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde {}

READ A BANNED BOOK
 ✽ Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews {}

READ A BOOK A TV SHOW IS BASED ON
 ✽ City of Bones by Cassandra Clare {}

READ A BOOK YOU STARTED BUT NEVER FINISHED
 ✽ The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry {}

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message 4: by Michelle (last edited Feb 27, 2018 01:32PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments 2018 Hannah Braime Reading Challenge
Time Objective:January 1st, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
Challenge Objective: Read a book for each of the 26 reading prompts.
Credits: This way, please.

READ A BOOK YOU READ IN SCHOOL

READ A BOOK FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD

READ A BOOK PUBLISHED OVER 100 YEARS AGO
 ✽Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

READ A BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE LAST YEAR

READ A NON-FICTION BOOK

READ A BOOK WRITTEN BY A MALE AUTHOR
 ✽ Dark Matter by Blake Crouch {}

READ A BOOK WRITTEN BY A FEMALE AUTHOR

READ A BOOK BY SOMEONE WHO ISN'T A WRITER
 ✽ When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

READ A BOOK THAT BECAME/IS BECOMING A FILM

READ A BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE 20TH CENTURY

READ A BOOK SET IN YOUR HOMETOWN/REGION
 ✽ Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

READ A BOOK WITH SOMEONE'S NAME IN THE TITLE
 ✽ Livia Lone by Barry Eisler {}

READ A BOOK WITH A NUMBER IN THE TITLE
 ✽ Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao {}

READ A BOOK WITH A CHARACTER WITH YOUR FIRST NAME

READ A BOOK SOMEONE ELSE RECOMMENDED TO YOU

READ A BOOK WITH OVER 500 PAGES

READ A BOOK YOU CAN FINISH IN A DAY
 ✽ The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan {}

READ A PREVIOUSLY BANNED BOOK
 ✽ The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein {}

READ A BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE
 ✽ Bull by David Elliott {}

READ A BOOK TRANSLATED FROM ANOTHER LANGUAGE
 ✽ The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl

READ A BOOK THAT WILL IMPROVE A SPECIFIC AREA OF YOUR LIFE

READ A MEMOIR OR JOURNAL

READ A BOOK WRITTEN BY SOMEONE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY
 ✽ The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott & Collette Freedman

READ A BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU'LL BE VISITING THIS YEAR

READ AN AWARD-WINNING BOOK
Room by Emma Donoghue {}

READ A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK

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message 6: by Michelle (last edited Feb 23, 2018 03:42PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Monthly Motifs Challenge
Time Objective: Yearly (January 1st - December 31st)
Challenge Objective: Read one book per month that fits in with the assigned motif/theme for that month.
Credits: GirlXOXO.com

2018
JANUARY [Diversify Your Reading]
Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao {}

FEBRUARY [One Word]
Read a book with a one word title.

Bull by David Elliott {}

MARCH [Travel the World]
Read a book set in a different country than your own, written by an author from another country than your own, or a book in which the characters travel.

The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott

APRIL [Read Locally]
Read a book set in your country, state, town, village (or has a main character from your home town, country, etc.)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

MAY [Book to Screen]
Read a book that’s been made into a movie or a TV show.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

JUNE [Crack the Case]
Mysteries, True Crime, and Who Dunnit's!

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

JULY [Vacation Reads]
Read a book you think is a perfect vacation read and tell us why.

AUGUST [Award Winners]
Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.

SEPTEMBER [Don't Turn Out the Light]
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, horror novels.

OCTOBER [New or Old]
Choose a new release from 2018 or a book known as a classic.

NOVEMBER [Family]
Books where family dynamics play a big role in the story.

DECEMBER [Wrapping It Up]
Winter or holiday themed books or books with snow, ice, etc. in the title or books set in winter.

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message 7: by Michelle (last edited Feb 14, 2018 04:16PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Monthly Keyword Challenge
Time Objective: Yearly (January 1st - December 31st)
Challenge Objective: Read one book each month with a title that includes one or more of the keywords for that month.
Credit: My Reader's Block

I'm planning to use the books I read to my son for this challenge.

2018
JANUARY {White, Ice, Year, Baby, Hat, Dance, Top, Road, If}
1. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
2. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
3. Baby Loves Quarks! by Ruth Spiro
4. Baby Loves Thermodynamics! by Ruth Spiro
5. Baby Loves Quantum Physics! by Ruth Spiro
6. Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! by Ruth Spiro

FEBRUARY {Pink, Snow, Heart, Arrow, Point, Right, Holiday, Walk, And}
1. The Pink Hat by Andrew Joyner

MARCH {Green, Luck, Great, Shout, Hope, Wrong, Rope, Carry, Into}

APRIL {Clear, Rain, Lily, Basket, Out, Gather, Valley, All, Cross}

MAY {Pearl, Flower, Clasp, Pale, Mountain, One, Never, Dog, Around}

JUNE {Bell, Bird, Town, Live, River, None, Some, Bride, When}

JULY {Blue, Water, Desert, Apple, Many, Wood(s), Stay, Cabin, Between}

AUGUST {Yellow, Sun, Beach, Boat, House, Few, Help, Camera, Above}

SEPTEMBER {Always, Fall, Sleep, School, Teach, Call, Leave, Chase, Below}

OCTOBER {Black, Mask, Ghost, Witch, Castle, Moon, Night, Haunt, Mystery}

NOVEMBER {Brown, Thanks, Food, Family, Table, Dream, Laugh, Town,
Over
}

DECEMBER {Red, Present, Christmas, Party, Give, Tree, Sing, Bell, Under}

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message 8: by Michelle (last edited Feb 15, 2018 07:32PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Bingo
Time Objective: January 1st, 2018- December 31st, 2018
Challenge Objective: Read Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy books to coincide with the topics presented on the Bingo card. You can choose to do a line, try to do as much as possible in your preferred genre, attack it randomly or go for the full house.
Credits: Curiousity Killed the Bookworm

2018


KEY:
Incomplete Squares: ⊡
Complete Squares: ⊠

⊡ ⊡ ⊠ ⊡ ⊡
⊡ ⊡ ⊡ ⊠ ⊡
⊡ ⊠ ⊡ ⊡ ⊡
⊡ ⊡ ⊡ ⊡ ⊡
⊡ ⊡ ⊡ ⊡ ⊡

The "B" Squares
SPACE
AI
WIBBLY WOBBLY TIME TRAVELThe Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
ALIEN INVASION

The "I" Squares
PLAGUEIlluminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
DYSTOPIA
ALTERNATE REALITYDark Matter by Blake Crouch {}
CYBERPUNK
THIS IS TOTALLY GOING TO HAPPEN ONE DAY

The "N" Squares
ASIANForest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao {}
AFRICAN
REBELLION
INDEPENDENT
SOUTH AMERICAN

The "G" Squares
PORTALA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
FANTASTIC BEASTSBull by David Elliott {}
HAUNTED
UNDEADDread Nation by Justina Ireland
RE-TELLINGLost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

The "O" Squares
BITE ME
KINGS, QUEENS, AND LONG LOST RELATIVES
DEMONIC
IMMORTAL
EPIC

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Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Reserved

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Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Goodreads Choice Awards Challenge
Time Objective: Ongoing
Challenge Objective: Read one nominee or winner for each category of each year of the Goodreads Choice Awards.
Credits: Another one that's been floating around our little group for awhile. I don't know who to credit it to.

2009 [3/13]
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2010 [1/21]
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2011 [4/22]
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2012 [2/20]
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2013 [3/20]
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2014 [7/20]
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2015 [7/20]
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2016 [4/20]
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2017 [1/20]
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message 12: by Michelle (last edited Feb 16, 2018 09:27AM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Around the World Challenge
Time Objective: Ongoing
Challenge Objective: Read a book set in each of the countries listed.
Credits: Right here.

Countries (Total: 209)
◯ Afghanistan ➟
◯ Albania ➟
◯ Algeria ➟
◯ Andorra ➟
◯ Angola ➟
◯ Antarctica ➟
◯ Antigua and Barbuda ➟
◯ Argentina ➟
◯ Armenia ➟
◯ Aruba ➟
◯ Australia ➟
◯ Austria ➟
◯ Azerbaijan ➟
◯ Bahamas ➟
◯ Bahrain ➟
⚫ Bangladesh ➟ The Newlyweds {}
◯ Barbados ➟
◯ Belarus ➟
◯ Belgium ➟
◯ Belize ➟
◯ Benin ➟
◯ Bermuda ➟
◯ Bhutan ➟
◯ Bolivia ➟
◯ Bosnia and Herzegovina ➟
◯ Botswana ➟
◯ Brazil ➟
◯ Brunei ➟
◯ Bulgaria ➟
◯ Burkina Faso ➟
◯ Burundi ➟
◯ Cambodia ➟ Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
◯ Cameroon ➟
◯ Canada ➟
◯ Cape Verde ➟
◯ Central African Republic ➟
◯ Chad ➟
◯ Chechnya ➟
◯ Chile ➟
◯ China ➟ Candy by Mian Mian
◯ Colombia ➟
◯ Comoros ➟
◯ Costa Rica ➟
◯ Cote d'Ivoire ➟
◯ Croatia ➟
◯ Cuba ➟
◯ Cyprus ➟
◯ Czech Republic ➟
◯ Denmark ➟
◯ Djibouti ➟
◯ Democratic Republic of the Congo ➟
◯ Dominica ➟
◯ Dominican Republic ➟
◯ East Timor ➟
◯ Ecuador ➟
◯ Egypt ➟
◯ El Salvador ➟
◯ Equatorial Guinea ➟
◯ Eritrea ➟
◯ Estonia ➟
◯ Ethiopia ➟
◯ Faroe Islands ➟
◯ Fiji ➟
◯ Finland ➟
◯ France ➟
◯ Gabon ➟
◯ Gambia ➟
◯ Georgia ➟
◯ Germany ➟
◯ Ghana ➟
◯ Greece ➟
◯ Greenland ➟
◯ Grenada ➟
◯ Guatemala ➟
◯ Guinea ➟
◯ Guinea-Bissau ➟
◯ Guyana ➟
◯ Haiti ➟ In Darkness by Nick Lake ➟ An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
◯ Honduras ➟
◯ Hungary ➟
◯ Iceland ➟
⚫ India ➟ The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling {}
◯ Indonesia ➟
◯ Iran ➟
◯ Iraq ➟
◯ Ireland ➟
◯ Israel ➟
◯ Italy ➟
◯ Jamaica ➟
◯ Japan ➟
◯ Jordan ➟
◯ Kazakhstan ➟
◯ Kenya ➟
◯ Kiribati ➟
◯ Kosovo ➟
◯ Kuwait ➟
◯ Kyrgyzstan ➟
◯ Laos ➟
◯ Latvia ➟
◯ Lebanon ➟
◯ Lesotho ➟
◯ Liberia ➟
◯ Libya ➟
◯ Liechtenstein ➟
◯ Lithuania ➟
◯ Luxembourg ➟
◯ Macedonia ➟
◯ Madagascar ➟
◯ Malawi ➟
◯ Malaysia ➟
◯ Maldives ➟
◯ Mali ➟
◯ Malta ➟
◯ Marshall Islands ➟
◯ Mauritania ➟
◯ Mauritius ➟
◯ Mexico ➟
◯ Micronesia ➟
◯ Moldova ➟
◯ Monaco ➟
◯ Mongolia ➟
◯ Montenegro ➟
◯ Morocco ➟
◯ Mozambique ➟
◯ Myanmar ➟
◯ Namibia ➟
◯ Nauru ➟
◯ Nepal ➟
◯ Netherlands ➟
◯ New Zealand ➟
◯ Nicaragua ➟
◯ Niger ➟
◯ Nigeria ➟
◯ Niue ➟
◯ North Korea ➟
◯ Northern Ireland ➟
◯ Norway ➟
⚫ Oman ➟ The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye {}
◯ Pakistan ➟
◯ Palau ➟
◯ Palestine ➟
◯ Panama ➟
◯ Papua New Guinea ➟
◯ Paraguay ➟
◯ Peru ➟
◯ Philippines ➟
◯ Poland ➟
◯ Portugal ➟
◯ Puerto Rico ➟
◯ Qatar ➟
◯ Romania ➟
⚫ Russia ➟ The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden {}
◯ Rwanda ➟
◯ Saint Kitts and Nevis ➟
◯ Saint Lucia ➟
◯ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ➟
◯ Samoa ➟
◯ San Marino ➟
◯ São Tomé and Príncipe ➟
◯ Saudi Arabia ➟
◯ Scotland ➟
◯ Senegal ➟
◯ Serbia ➟
◯ Seychelles ➟
◯ Sierra Leone ➟
◯ Singapore ➟
◯ Slovakia ➟
◯ Slovenia ➟
◯ Solomon Islands ➟
◯ Somalia ➟
◯ South Africa ➟
◯ South Korea ➟ The Vegetarian by Han Kang
◯ South Sudan ➟
◯ Spain ➟
⚫ Sri Lanka ➟ What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera {}
◯ Sudan ➟
◯ Suriname ➟
◯ Swaziland ➟
◯ Sweden ➟
◯ Switzerland ➟
◯ Syria ➟
◯ Taiwan ➟
◯ Tajikistan ➟
◯ Tanzania ➟
◯ Tatarstan ➟
⚫ Thailand ➟ Livia Lone by Barry Eisler {}
◯ Tibet ➟
◯ Togo ➟
◯ Tonga ➟
◯ Trinidad and Tobago ➟
◯ Tunisia ➟
◯ Turkey ➟
◯ Turkmenistan ➟
◯ Tuvalu ➟
◯ Uganda ➟
◯ Ukraine ➟
◯ United Arab Emirates ➟
◯ United Kingdom ➟
◯ United States ➟
◯ Uruguay ➟
◯ Uzbekistan ➟
◯ Vanuatu ➟
◯ Vatican ➟
◯ Venezuela ➟
◯ Vietnam ➟
◯ Wales ➟
◯ Yemen ➟
◯ Zambia ➟
◯ Zimbabwe ➟

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message 13: by Michelle (last edited Feb 15, 2018 10:33PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Reading Road Trip (U.S. Edition)
Time Objective: Ongoing
Challenge Objective: Read a book set in each of the U.S. states listed.
Credits: Right here.

U.S. States (Total: 51)
⚫ Alabama ➟ This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp {}
◯ Alaska ➟
⚫ Arizona ➟ In Real Life by Cory Doctorow {}
◯ Arkansas ➟
◯ California ➟
◯ Colorado ➟
⚫ Connecticut ➟ A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro {}
◯ Delaware ➟
⚫ Florida ➟ What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell {}
◯ Georgia ➟
◯ Hawaii ➟ The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
⚫ Idaho ➟ Livia Lone by Barry Eisler {}
⚫ Illinois ➟ Dark Matter by Blake Crouch {}
◯ Indiana ➟
◯ Iowa ➟
◯ Kansas ➟
◯ Kentucky ➟
◯ Louisiana ➟
◯ Maine ➟
◯ Maryland ➟
⚫ Massachussetts ➟ The Crucible by Arthur Miller {}
◯ Michigan ➟
◯ Minnesota ➟
◯ Mississippi ➟
◯ MIssouri ➟
◯ Montana ➟
⚫ Nebraska ➟ Attachments by Rainbow Rowell {}
◯ Nevada ➟
◯ New Hampshire ➟
◯ New Jersey ➟
⚫ New Mexico ➟ Summer Sisters by Judy Blume {}
⚫ New York ➟ Strings Attached by Judy Blundell {}
◯ North Carolina ➟
◯ North Dakota ➟
◯ Ohio ➟
◯ Oklahoma ➟
⚫ Oregon ➟ Armada by Ernest Cline {}
◯ Pennsylvania ➟
(-) Rhode Island ➟
⚫ South Carolina ➟ Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl {}
◯ South Dakota ➟
◯ Tennessee ➟
⚫ Texas ➟ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz {}
◯ Utah ➟
◯ Vermont ➟
◯ Virginia ➟
◯ Washington ➟
◯ Washington D.C. ➟
◯ West Virginina ➟
◯ Wisconsin ➟
◯ Wyoming ➟

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message 14: by Michelle (last edited Feb 15, 2018 09:56PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Book Tag Challenges
Time Objective 3 Months (From Start Date)
Challenge Objective: The challenge is to find and read at least one book for each Goodreads tag/shelf. In order for it to count for the challenge, the tag/shelf must be listed on the first two pages of the book's most popular tags/shelves and must match exactly.
Credits: Right here.

Book Tag Challenge #1 [Start: 1/9/2018 | Deadline: 4/9/2018]
⚫ Wishlist ➟ Dark Matter by Blake Crouch {}
◯ Favorite ➟
◯ Series ➟
◯ 2014 ➟
◯ On-Hold ➟
⚫ Humor ➟ Bull by David Elliott {}
⚫ Want ➟ Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives by Gary Younge {}
⚫ Library ➟ Livia Lone by Barry Eisler {}
⚫ Fantasy ➟ Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao {}
⚫ Contemporary ➟ The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan {}

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Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments BookBub's 100 Books to Read Before You Die
Time Objective: Before I Die
Challenge Objective: Read BookBub's 100 Books to Read Before You Die selections. Obviously. ;)
Credits: Here.

Modern Fiction [3/31]
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling {}
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak {}
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Room by Emma Donoghue {}
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

The Classics [1/38]
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
1984 by George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee {}
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Non-Fiction [1/31]
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me by Bruce Feiler
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
It's Okay to Laugh by Nora McInerny Purmort
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed {}
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing by Jennifer Weiner
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Night by Elie Wiesel

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Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Read Your Age
Time Objective: Permanently Ongoing
Challenge Objective: Read one book published in each year since you were born.
Credits: No idea. I found it stalking Laura's challenge lists so I'm going to credit it to her until I know otherwise.

1985The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl {}
1986
1987
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1990Esio Trot by Roald Dahl {}
1991
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1994Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind {}
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1998Summer Sisters by Judy Blume {}
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2001Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris {}
2002Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer {}
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2004Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady by L.A. Meyer {}
2005The Book Thief by Markus Zusak {}
2006Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen {}
2007Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher {}
2008What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell {}
2009Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl {}
2010The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō {}
2011Attachments by Rainbow Rowell {}
2012Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz {}
2013The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith {}
2014Yes Please by Amy Poehler {}
2015Armada by Ernest Cline {}
2016Truthwitch by Susan Dennard {}
2017The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden {}
2018

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Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments A-Z Reading Challenge (Authors)
Time Objective: Ongoing
Challenge Objective: Read a book for each letter of the alphabet using author's first or last names.
Credits: I'm not really sure where this challenge originated. It has been floating around for awhile now so I borrowed it from other members.

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CDark Matter by Blake Crouch {}
DForest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao {}
ELivia Lone by Barry Eisler {}
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LThe Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan {}
MRebel Queen by Michelle Moran {}
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YAnother Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives by Gary Younge {}
Z

A-Z Reading Challenge (Titles)
Time Objective: Ongoing
Challenge Objective: Read a book for each letter of the alphabet using book titles.

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BBull by David Elliott {}
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message 18: by Michelle (last edited Feb 23, 2018 07:35AM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Read the Rainbow Challenge
Time Objective: Ongoing
Challenge Objective: Read a books each month for the year with covers that correspond to a color prompt.
Credits: Mia Sutton, though I'm doing a modified version because WTF is a metallic book cover?

January RedDark Matter by Blake Crouch {}
February OrangeRebel Queen by Michelle Moran {}
March YellowHomegoing by Yaa Gyasi
April GreenThe Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
May BlueThey Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
June PurpleDaughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
July PinkThe Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
August WhiteMythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Stephen Fry
September GrayLost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry
October BlackNorse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
November Brown Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
December MulticoloredI'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana Mythos A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry Lost Boy The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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Sophie (sawphie) | 2847 comments Emm, you make my head spin with all your challenges! Tell me if I need to delete this comment if you need more room ;)

Oh and you're my spreadsheet master, I bow before you.


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Michelle (girlvsbook) | 1177 comments Thanks Sophie! I think I saved enough space this time around. It'll actually be a miracle if I finish all the ones I committed myself to this year. I think I'm going to take a bit more leisurely turn at it next year.


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