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message 1: by Kelly (last edited Dec 31, 2017 07:14AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments My Yearly Book Challenge

I have set the challenge of reading 100 books in 2017. Below is the list of books I have read. I review every book I read so check out my reviews if you get a chance.

1. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
2. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
3. Burned and Broken by Mark Hardie
4. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
5. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
6. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
7. 1984 by George Orwell
8. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
9. Dancing into Battle by Julian Fellowes
10. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
11. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
12. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
13. Nasty Women published by 404 Ink
14. Margot & Me by Juno Dawson
15. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
16. My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood
17. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
18. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
19. Front Lines by Michael Grant
20. Silver Stars by Michael Grant
21. Dead of Night by Michael Grant
22. All About Mia by Lisa Williamson
23. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
24. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
25. The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
26. The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury
27. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
28. Doing It!: Let's Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton
29. The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
30. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
31. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
32. The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
33. Tree Magic by Harriet Springbett
34. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
35. Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse
36. We Come Apart by Sarah Crosson and Brian Conaghan
37. Becoming Betty by Eleanor Wood
38. Stargazing For Beginners by Jenny McLachlan
39. Countless by Karen Gregory
40. Last Breath by Robert Bryndza
41. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
42. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
43. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
44. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
45. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
46. Who Runs the World? by Virginia Bergin
47. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
48. How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne
49. What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
50. ...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne
51. If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak
52. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
53. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
54. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
55. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
56. Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery
57. Day 7 by Kerry Drewery
58. After the Fire by Will Hill
59. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
60. Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
61. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
62. Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
63. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
64. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
65. Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor
66. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
67. Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person by Chloe Seager
68. A Change Is Gonna Come Anthology
69. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
70. Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans
71. The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
72. Spy Toys by Mark Powers
73. Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
74. Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren
75. Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
76. Ink by Alice Broadway
77. The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
78. Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
79. Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody
80. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
81. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
82. Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza
83. Invictus by Ryan Graudin
84. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
85. Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson
86. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
87. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
88. Michael's Spear by Hilton Pashley
89. Scarecrow by Danny Weston
90. Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard
91. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
92. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
93. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
94. The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson
95. Charlotte Says by Alex Bell
96. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
97. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
98. Blackbird by N. D. Gomes
99. Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn
100. Vicious by V. E. Schwab
101. Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle
102. Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate
103. I'll Be Home for Christmas by Various
104. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
105. The Fandom by Anna Day
106. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

106/100 [Completed: 05.11.2017]


message 2: by Kelly (last edited Dec 31, 2017 07:14AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments LET'S TURN PAGES
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2017

I'm aiming for a total of 38,000 pages in 2017. Ambitious but achievable I think!

January - 3,287 pages
February - 3,264 pages
March - 2,558 pages
April - 4,565 pages
May - 2,260 pages
June - 4,304 pages
July - 2,015 pages
August - 5,168 pages
September - 3,244 pages
October - 4,084 pages
November - 941 pages
December - 2,014 pages

Total pages read: 35,690 pages/38,000


message 3: by Kelly (last edited Oct 31, 2017 11:26AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments THE LISTOPIA CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

20 books in total.

Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
1. 1984 by George Orwell ✔
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ✔
3. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ✔
4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ✔

The 'Can't Wait' Books of 2017
1. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab ✔
2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber ✔
3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ✔
4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ✔
5. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard ✔
6. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab ✔
7. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh ✔
8. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ✔
9. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
10. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ✔

MG/YA/NA #ownvoices
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ✔
2. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona ✔
3. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo ✔

2016 YA/MG Books With POC Leads
1. Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence ✔
2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
3. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield ✔

COMPLETE: 20/20 [31.10.2017]


message 4: by Kelly (last edited Nov 05, 2017 02:08PM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments TBR RANDOMISER CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

I'm going to read 10 books off my current TBR! Books chosen on 9/12/16.

1. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell ✔
2. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín ✔
3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber ✔
4. Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence ✔
5. The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood ✔
6. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
7. Vicious by V. E. Schwab ✔
8. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ✔
9. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔
10. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke ✔

COMPLETE: 10/10 [05.11.2017]


message 5: by Kelly (last edited Nov 05, 2017 02:10PM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments TOP TEN FAVES
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

For this challenge, I'm going to read 8 books from the Top 10 for the Reading Challengers Listopia that I have not read before.

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ✔
2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ✔
3. A Christmas Carol / Vicious
4. Vicious by V. E. Schwab ✔
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ✔
6. The Kite Runner / Wonder
7. 1984 by George Orwell ✔
8. Memoirs of a Geisha / Ready Player One / Ella Enchanted

Completed: 5/8


message 6: by Kelly (last edited Aug 26, 2017 11:26AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments THE COLOUR CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

1. Read a book with "White" or any shade of white in the cover.
- Wing Jones by Katherine Webber ✔

2. Read a book with "Pink" or any shade of pink in the cover.
- Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde ✔

3. Read a book with "Red" or any shade of red in the cover.
- Nasty Women published by 404 Ink ✔

4. Read a book with "Orange" or any shade of orange in the cover.
- The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury ✔

5. Read a book with "Yellow" or any shade of yellow in the cover.
- Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne ✔

6. Read a book with "Green" or any shade of green in the cover.
- The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ✔

7. Read a book with "Light Blue" or any shade of light blue in the cover.
- Margot & Me by Juno Dawson ✔

8. Read a book with "Dark Blue" or any shade of dark blue in the cover.
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ✔

9. Read a book with "Purple" or any shade of purple in the cover.
- Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton ✔

10. Read a book with "Brown" or any shade of brown in the cover.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling ✔

11. Read a book with "Black" or any shade of black in the cover.
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔

12. Read a book with a Metallic color in the cover.
- A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ✔

13. Read a book with at least 5 colors on the cover.
- Becoming Betty by Eleanor Wood ✔

14. Read a book with a color in the title of the book.
- Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence ✔

15. Read a book with a word describing colors in the title.
- Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls ✔ (bright)

COMPLETED: 15/15 25.08.2017


message 7: by Kelly (last edited Oct 31, 2017 11:24AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

I always find some of these prompts a challenge so I'm going to sign up for 30 books to begin with. I'll up this later in the year if I feel that I can.

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ✔
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔
5. A book by a person of color - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ✔
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title - The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood ✔
7. A book that is a story within a story - The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes ✔
8. A book with multiple authors - Nasty Women published by 404 Ink ✔
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book with an author who uses a pseudonym - 1984 by George Orwell ✔
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read - The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace ✔
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability - A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ✔
14. A book involving travel - The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr ✔
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017 - Caraval by Stephanie Garber ✔
17. A book involving a mythical creature - Wing Jones by Katherine Webber ✔
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling ✔
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective - Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton ✔ (Amani is Demdji)
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine - A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab ✔
24. A book set in the wilderness - Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited - Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde ✔
27. A book with a title that's a character's name - Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson ✔
28. A novel set during wartime - Silver Stars by Michael Grant ✔
29. A book with an unreliable narrator - My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood ✔
30. A book with pictures - The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ✔
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ✔
32. A book about an interesting woman - Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton ✔
33. A book set in two different time periods - Margot & Me by Juno Dawson ✔
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel - Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt ✔
36. A book written by someone you admire - Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ✔
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017 - All the Bright Places
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas - ...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne ✔
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before - Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne ✔
40. A book you bought on a trip - Seed

Advanced
41. A book recommended by an author you love - Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ✔
42. A bestseller from 2016 - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
43. A book with a family-member term in the title - The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ✔
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span - Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield ✔
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee - A Change Is Gonna Come Anthology ✔
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of - Becoming Betty by Eleanor Wood ✔ (girlbandlit was new to me!)
47. A book with an eccentric character - Tree Magic by Harriet Springbett ✔
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale - The Yellow Room
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ✔
51. A book about a difficult topic - Countless by Karen Gregory ✔
52. A book based on mythology - Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans ✔

COMPLETE: 38/30 [01.08.2017]


message 8: by Kelly (last edited Oct 07, 2017 06:03AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments SERIAL READER CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

I am a sucker for a good series and have loads I need to finish and want to start.

I will finish 2 series I have started before this year. (2 books)

Shades of Magic
- A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab ✔

Monsters of Verity
- Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab ✔

I will read 3 series from start to finish this year. (10 books)

The Spinster Club
- Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne ✔
- How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne ✔
- What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne ✔
- ...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne ✔

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ✔
- Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor ✔
- Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor ✔

The Sin Eater's Daughter
- The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ✔
- The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury ✔
- The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury ✔

I will start 5 series this year. (11 books)

Rebel of the Sands
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
- Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton ✔

Who Let the Gods Out?
- Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans ✔

Cell 7
- Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery ✔
- Day 7 by Kerry Drewery ✔

Front Lines
- Front Lines by Michael Grant ✔
- Silver Stars by Michael Grant ✔

Strange the Dreamer
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ✔

Three Dark Crowns
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
- One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake ✔

I will read 3 books that are part of a series.

Red Queen
- King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard ✔

DCI Foster Series
- Last Breath by Robert Bryndza ✔
- Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza ✔

Nevernight Chronicles
- Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff ✔

COMPLETE: 26/26 [07.10.2017]


message 9: by Kelly (last edited Aug 16, 2017 12:49PM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments A-Z LOCATION CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

For this challenge you will read books with cities, states, provinces, countries, and worlds that fit for each letter of the alphabet. You may only use one location per book, and you may use fictional locations for this challenge.

A - Atlanta - Wing Jones by Katherine Webber ✔
B - Brighton - Becoming Betty by Eleanor Wood ✔
C - California - How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne ✔
D - Dublin - The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín ✔
E - Edinburgh - A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ✔
F - Fennbirn Island - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
G - Greece - Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ✔
H - Holksea - The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood ✔
I - Izman - Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
J - Jersey City - Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona ✔
K - Kent - My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood ✔
L - London - 1984 by George Orwell ✔
M - Marrakech - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ✔
N - Norta - King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard ✔
O - Oklahoma - Front Lines by Michael Grant ✔
P - Penzance - The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr ✔
Q - Quatre Bras - Dancing into Battle by Julian Fellowes ✔
R - Rushton - All About Mia by Lisa Williamson ✔
S - San Francisco - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ✔
T - Trisda - Caraval by Stephanie Garber ✔
U - Uzbekistan - Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor ✔
V - Vesk - A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab ✔
W - Wales - Margot & Me by Juno Dawson ✔
X - Xicha - Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
Y - York - Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt ✔
Z - Zosma - Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ✔

COMPLETE: 26/26 [16.08.2017]


message 10: by Kelly (last edited Oct 22, 2017 06:53AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments MY FAVOURITE THINGS 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

For this challenge, you will fill in the blanks with your favorite things and find "new to you" books that match each category. You can either find a book that has the same same words in the title, is about the same subject, has a picture of your favorite thing on the cover, is written by the same author, or is the next in a series. The choice is yours as long as you have never read the book before!

Here are your categories...

1. My favorite fiction book is: Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom
I read: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
2. My favorite non-fiction is: I Am Malala
I read: Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton(memoir by an inspiring woman)
3. My favorite author is: Victoria Schwab
I read: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
4. My favorite genre is: Fantasy
I read: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
5. My favorite fairy/folk tale is: Cinderella
I read: Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield (June has an evil, abusive step-mother)
6. My favorite male book character is: Kaz Brekker
I read: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor(character called Kaz)
7. My favorite female book character is: Hermione Granger
I read: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (one of Emma's chosen books for Our Shared Shelf)
8. My favorite song is: Make You Feel My Love
I read: How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne
9. My favorite movie is: Mamma Mia
I read:Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz EvansFilm set in Greece, book about Greek Gods
10. My favorite television show is: Downton Abbey
I read: Dancing into Battle by Julian Fellowes (writer of Downton Abbey)
11. My favorite color is: Purple
I read:...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne (Purple on cover)
12. My favorite real animal is: Dog
I read:A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ✔ (Steffi works in a dog shelter and her relationship with her dog Rita helps her anxiety)
13. My favorite talking animal is: Mr Kindly (Nevernight)
I read: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
14. My favorite number is: 22
I read:Scarecrow by Danny WestonIt has 22 chapters
15. My favorite food is: Chocolate
I read: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini TaylorZuzana's favourite food
16. My favorite real place to visit is: London
I read:A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
17. My favorite book land to visit is: Hogwarts/Wizarding World
I read:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
18. My favorite month is: June
I read:The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter HapgoodJune is a Summer month
19. My favorite quote is: "I Want to Feel My Life While I'm In It" - Meryl Streep
I read:Heartburn by Nora EphronMeryl Streep narrated the audiobook and starred in the movie
20. My favorite non-book hobby is: Blogging
I read: Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person by Chloe Seager

COMPLETE: 20/20 [22.10.2017]


message 11: by Kelly (last edited Nov 05, 2017 02:10PM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments MODERN MRS DARCY 2017
Duration: January 1st - December 31st, 2017

1. A book you chose for the cover. - The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave ✔
2. A book with reputation for being un-put-down-able. - The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury ✔
3. A book set somewhere you've never been but would like to visit. - Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde ✔
4. A book you've already read. - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling ✔
5. A juicy memoir. - Talking As Fast As I Can
6. A book about books or reading. -
7. A book in a genre you usually avoid. - Doing It!: Let's Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton ✔
8. A book you don't want to admit you're dying to read. - King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard ✔
9. A book in the backlist of a new favorite author. - Vicious by V. E. Schwab ✔
10. A book recommended by someone with great taste. -
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ✔
11. A book you were excited to buy or borrow, but haven't read yet. - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
12. A book about a topic or subject you already love. - Nasty Women published by 404 Ink ✔

Completed: 10/12


message 12: by Kelly (last edited May 20, 2017 02:54PM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments First Quarter Challenges

BOOKS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED LAST YEAR
Duration: January 1st - March 31st, 2017

For this 2017 1st Quarter Challenge, we are offering you a chance to catch up on some of those books. Did you want to read a few more books for the Listopia Challenge? Were you able to read that book that was written when you were 5? Here is a way to start this year's challenge while finishing up some of last year's.

Just choose the number of books you would have liked to have read and take advantage of this time to catch up!

1. 1984 by George Orwell ✔
2. The Kite Runner
3. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ✔ - April 1st
4. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
5. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔ - May 20th
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ✔

Completed: 5/6

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2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
Duration: January 1st - March 31st, 2017

I'll sign up to read three of the winners from 2016.

1. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
2. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace ✔
3. Salt to the Sea

Completed: 2/3


message 13: by Kelly (last edited Jun 25, 2017 04:08AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments Second Quarter Challenges

CLEAR THE SHELVES
Duration: April 1st - June 30th, 2017

This challenge is a way to clean out all of bookshelves: your physical, your electric, and your audible ones! The books you read for this challenge are books you that are already in your possession. Whatever you do for this challenge, you are not allowed to read a book obtained after April 1, 2017.

Physical Books (8/10)
1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ✔
2. The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave ✔
3. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔
4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling ✔
5. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne ✔
6. How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne ✔
7. What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne ✔
8. ...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne ✔
9. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield ✔
10.

Ebooks (2/5)
1. Tree Magic by Harriet Springbett ✔
2. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo ✔
3. Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery ✔
4.
5.

Completed: 12/15


message 14: by Kelly (last edited Sep 30, 2017 03:23AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments Third Quarter Challenges

TRIATHLON CHALLENGE
Duration: July 1st - September 30th, 2017

For this challenge, we want you to pick the number of books or pages you want to read in the 3rd Quarter, and list them below. The goal is to read as much as you can in these three months because that is what a Triathlon is, a race! Just think, you have already done all the training, now all you have to do is try!

I'm aiming to read 20 books!

1. After the Fire by Will Hill ✔
2. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus ✔
3. Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence ✔
4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ✔
5. Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt ✔
6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ✔
7. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor ✔
8. Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor ✔
9. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor ✔
10. Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person by Chloe Seager ✔
11. A Change Is Gonna Come Anthology ✔
12. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ✔
13. Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans ✔
14. The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood ✔
15. Spy Toys by Mark Powers ✔
16. Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls ✔
17. Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren ✔
18. Truth or Dare by Non Pratt ✔
19. Ink by Alice Broadway ✔
20. The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes ✔
21. Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison ✔
22. Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody ✔
23. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James ✔
24. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff ✔
25. Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza ✔
26. Invictus by Ryan Graudin ✔
27. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ✔
28. Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson ✔

COMPLETE: 28/20 01.09.2017


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments January Challenges

MARATHON CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1st - January 31st, 2017

I'd like to read 8 books in January!

1. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ✔
2. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr ✔
3. Burned and Broken by Mark Hardie ✔
4. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace ✔
5. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber ✔
6. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
7. 1984 by George Orwell ✔
8. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
9. Dancing into Battle by Julian Fellowes ✔
10. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton ✔

Completed: 10/8 - challenge complete!


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments February Challenges

None that tickled my pickle this month so here's my proposed TBR instead.

1. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber ✔
3. Nasty Women published by 404 Ink ✔
4. Margot & Me by Juno Dawson ✔
5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ✔
6. My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood ✔
7. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard ✔
8. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab ✔

Wires and Nerve
The Kite Runner / Half of a Yellow Sun
Salt to the Sea


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments March Challenges

THE WOMEN IN THE BOOK CHALLENGE
Duration: March 1st - March 31st, 2017

This month's theme is Women, and several members suggested challenges with prompts to read different kinds of books by and about women - this is a hybrid of those suggestions. There are a wide range of topics to help us broaden our horizons!

1. Read a book written by a female author that is new to you. - Melinda Salisbury
2. Read a book written by a female of color. - Half of a Yellow Sun
3. Read a nonfiction book written by a female author. - Doing It Hannah Whitton
4. Read a biography (not a memoir) about a woman. - Her Again (Meryl Streep)
5. Read a book that is classified as “feminist.” (Can be fiction) - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ✔
6. Read a book where a woman disguises herself as man. - The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury ✔
7. Read a book where the woman in the story does not conform to gender norms. - Silver Stars by Michael Grant ✔
8. Read a book about a woman/women during a time of war. - Front Lines by Michael Grant ✔
9. Read a book where the antagonist is a female. - The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ✔
10. Read a book with a woman's name in the title. - All About Mia by Lisa Williamson ✔

Completed: 6/6

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TITLE IX* CHALLENGE (Because Women in the Title Make Great Books)
Duration: March 1st - March 31st, 2017

To honor the women in our lives, let's read books that feature women in the title. Since women fill so many different roles, there are tons of possibilities! Some examples of words include woman, girl, Miss, Mrs., lady, a woman's name, or even women-specific job titles such as waitress or actress.

1. All About Mia by Lisa Williamson ✔
2. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona ✔
3. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ✔
4. The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury ✔
5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ✔

Completed: 5/5


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments April Challenges

LINKS CHALLENGE
Duration: April 1st - April 30th, 2017

Let's have a little fun linking up our books! Each task requires 2 books instead of 1.

1) TITLE TWINS: Read two books with that share a word in the title. Link is in the title.
2) REFLECTIONS: Read two books on the same subject, one fiction and one non-fiction. Link is the topic.
3) TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN: Two different perspectives on the same topic. For example a male and female's view of marriage OR a liberal and a conservative view on poverty OR a young person and an older person's view on friendship. Link is the topic.
4) BACKLIST: Read an author's most recent publication, followed by an earlier publication, and then an even earlier publication, etc. Link is the author her- or himself.
5)GOODREADS RECOMMENDATION: Read a book and then choose a book that Goodreads lists as being similar or recommended. Link is Goodreads.
6)GLOBETROTTER: Read a book in which the character travels from one place to another. Find a book that begins where the last book left off (Does not need to be exact location, but should be close.) Link is the location.

I will read two books that have a link in their titles to complete prompt 1!

1. The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave ✔
2. Stargazing For Beginners by Jenny McLachlan ✔

Completed: 1/1 link | 2/2 books


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments May Challenges

This month I'm on a book buying ban so I'm hoping to knock some books off my backlist and ARC list! My goal is to read 8 books.

1. Last Breath by Robert Bryndza ✔
2. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ✔
3. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh ✔
4. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔
5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling ✔
6. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo ✔
7. Who Runs the World? by Virginia Bergin ✔
8.


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments June Challenges

I don't fancy either of the June challenges this month but I'm aiming to read six books throughout June, hopefully I'll make more!

1. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne ✔
2. How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne ✔
3. What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne ✔
4. ...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne ✔
5. If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak ✔
6. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle ✔

7. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab ✔
8. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín ✔
9. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield ✔
10. Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery ✔
11. Day 7 by Kerry Drewery ✔


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments July Challenges

WAR AND PEACE CHALLENGE
Duration: July 1st - July 31st, 2017

Many of us will have heard of the classic novel by Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace. But do you know the following facts?

1. Read a book that has more than 500 pages or one takes place over a span of 15 or more years.

2. Read a book about aristocrats or one that is told from different perspectives.

3. Read a book that fits different genres or one that contains philosophical considerations.

4. Read a debut novel or one that has a link with Anna Katerina. - One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus ✔

5. Read a book about a socially awkward person or one that you can identify with. - Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt ✔

6. Read a book that is based on historical figures or one that includes multiple layers of society.

7. Read a book that has been published under different titles or one that is part of a series.

8. Read a book that was originally written in a language other than English or one that is set before 1899.

9. Read a book that contains a competition or one about bilingual characters.

10. Read a book about music or a delirious character. - After the Fire by Will Hill ✔ (in my opinion Father John is completely delirious!)

Completed: 3/3


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments August Challenges

This month I'm challenging myself to just read EVERYTHING!

On a slightly more serious note, I really, really need to decrease my ARC pile (both physical and NetGalley) so every other book that I read has to be an ARC. Let's see if I can read 12 books this month!

1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ✔
2. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor ✔
3. Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor ✔
4. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor ✔
5. Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person by Chloe Seager ✔
6. A Change Is Gonna Come Anthology ✔
7. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ✔
8. Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans ✔
9. The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood ✔
10. Spy Toys by Mark Powers ✔
11. Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls ✔
12. Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren ✔
13. Truth or Dare by Non Pratt ✔
14. Ink by Alice Broadway ✔

ARCs: 6


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments September Challenges

This month I am hoping to read 8 books!

1. The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes ✔
2. Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison ✔
3. Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody ✔
4. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James ✔
5. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff ✔
6. Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza ✔
7. Invictus by Ryan Graudin ✔
8. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ✔
9. Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson ✔


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments October Challenges

I am aiming for 8 books again!

1. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake ✔
2. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins ✔
3. Michael's Spear by Hilton Pashley ✔
4. Scarecrow by Danny Weston ✔
5. Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard ✔
6. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell ✔
7. Heartburn by Nora Ephron ✔
8. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge ✔
9. The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson ✔
10. Charlotte Says by Alex Bell ✔
11. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke ✔
12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ✔


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Blackbird by N. D. Gomes ✔
Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn ✔
Vicious by V. E. Schwab ✔


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments British Books Challenge

The idea is to read at least 12 books by British authors. I'm going to make a list of all the British authors I read this year, I already know there will be a lot more than 12. You can check out more information about this challenge on my blog post.

January
1. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ✔
2. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr ✔
3. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber ✔
4. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔

February
5. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
6. Margot & Me by Juno Dawson ✔

March
7. All About Mia by Lisa Williamson ✔
8. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury ✔

April
9. Doing It!: Let's Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton ✔
10. The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas ✔
11. The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave ✔
12. Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse ✔
13. Becoming Betty by Eleanor Wood ✔

June
14. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne ✔
15. How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne ✔
16. What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne ✔
17. ...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne ✔
18. If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak ✔
19. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield ✔

19/12


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments Beat the Backlist 2017

The idea of this challenge is to read books from our backlist. This includes any books not published in 2017. I am so keen for this challenge, especially as I really need to reduce the number of books on my TBR. Check out my progress in more detail on my blog.

Here is my proposed TBR:

1. 1984 by George Orwell ✔
2. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
3. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
4. Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
5. Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
6. The Rose and the Dagger - Renee Ahdieh
7. The Wrath and the Dawn - Renee Ahdieh
8. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton ✔
9. Behind Closed Doors - B. A. Paris
10. Landline - Rainbow Rowell
11. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake ✔
12. Birdy - Jess Vallance
13. The Sin Eater's Daughter - Melinda Salisbury
14. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
15. The Square Root of Summer - Harriet Reuter Hapgood
16. And I Darken - Kiersten White
17. Seed - Lisa Heathfield
18. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
19. All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
20. A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J Maas
21. A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J Maas
22. Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys
23. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔
24. Me and Mr J - Rachel McIntyre
25. Vicious - V. E. Schwab
26. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
27. Days of Blood and Starlight - Laini Taylor
28. Dreams of Gods and Monsters - Laini Taylor
29. What's A Girl Gotta Do? - Holly Bourne
30. Am I Normal Yet? - Holly Bourne
31. How Hard Can Love Be? - Holly Bourne
32. The Likeness - Tana French
33. The Vagina Monologues - Eve Ensler
34. Wonder - R. J. Palacio
35. Chocolat - Joanne Harris
36. Talking As Fast As I Can - Lauren Graham
37. Unboxed - Non Pratt
38. The Graces - Laure Eve
39. White Teeth - Zadie Smith
40. The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon

Completed: 3/40


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Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments Diversity Bingo 2017

Check out my blog post for more details.

Proposed Reading List:

Romance w/ a Trans MC – If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (#ownvoices)

Non-Binary MC (Own Voices) – Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

SFF w/ Disabled MC – On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

Practicing Jewish MC – Playing With Matches by Suri Rosen

Indian MC (Own Voices) – A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master

Displaced MC – Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

MC w/ an Under-represented Body – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli / Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Neuro-Diverse MC (Own Voices)The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas ✔ (#ownvoices)

Retelling w/ MC belonging to LGBTQUIA+ – Ash by Malinda Lo (#ownvoices)

Bisexual MC (Own Voices) – Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

MC w/ Invisible Disability – Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall / History is all you left me by Adam Silvera

MC w/ anaphylactic allergy – My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros

MC of colour in SFF – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir / The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (#ownvoices)

Own Voices Latinx MC – Iron Cast by Destiny Soria / The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Free ChoiceWing Jones by Katherine Webber ✔

Non-Western (Real World) Setting – In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

Own Voices – Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Mokowitz (#ownvoices)

MC with Chronic Pain – Far From You by Tess Sharpe

West Asian Setting – The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (#ownvoices) / Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji / The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (#ownvoices)

Arab MC (Own Voices) – Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (#ownvoices)

MC w/ Wheel Chair – The Last Leaves Falling by Fox Benwell

Book by Author of Colour – Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Biracial MC (Own Voices) – The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Pansexual MC (Own Voices) – Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Black MC (Own Voices)The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ✔ (#ownvoices)

MC on the ACE Spectrum (Own Voices) – We Awaken by Calista Lynne

LGBTQIA+ MC of colour – Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Visually impaired MC – Run by Kody Keplinger (#ownvoices)

Book set in Central America – The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez (#ownvoices)

Contemporary World Arranged MarriageWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ✔ (#ownvoices)

Indigenous MC (Own Voices) – If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Diverse Non-Fiction – The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

POC on the CoverMs. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona ✔

D/deaf / Hard of Hearing MC – El Deafo by Cece Bell (#ownvoices)

Immigrant or Regufee MC – American Street by Ibi Zoboi (#ownvoices)

Hijabi MC (Own Voices) – Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik (#ownvoices)

6/36 complete


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