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message 1: by Cassandra (last edited Dec 28, 2016 08:48AM) (new)

Cassandra | 5915 comments 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
Duration: January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017


Let's celebrate the best books of 2016, Goodreads-style! This challenge is based around the Goodreads Choice Awards of 2016.

Read the winner in as many categories as you can, or if you prefer, you can also include the non-winning nominees in your list.

Janine will be our leader for this challenge - thank you, Janine!


message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 1958 comments I had planned on doing this on my own throughout the year, but what better way to get me started than with a challenge.

I would like to volunteer to lead the challenge if you still need someone :) and if it's okay when am leader for another 1st quarter challenge. If someone else would like to have the opportunity instead, that's cool too :)


message 3: by Jessica (last edited Apr 10, 2017 02:19PM) (new)

Jessica R. | 496 comments I also had a personal challenge similar to this, so I'm excited that this is an official one :) I'll plan for 10, all books TBD and including nominees in addition to winners. Thanks!

1st Quarter Challenge: 2016 Goodreads Choice Award Winners

Including nominees.

✓ 1. Small Great Things
✓ 2. Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
✓ 3. Behind Closed Doors
✓ 4. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
✓ 5. The Underground Railroad -- If I can get library hold in time
✓ 6. The Wonder
✓ 7. My Best Friend's Exorcism
✓ 8. Scrappy Little Nobody
✓ 9. I Know What I'm Doing -- and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction
✓ 10. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

10/10 - COMPLETED!


message 4: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5915 comments Hi Lisa! Thanks for volunteering. We'll wait a bit and see if someone else is interested in leading this one, and if not I'll message you. :)


message 5: by Sam F (last edited Jan 20, 2017 01:47PM) (new)


message 6: by Kelly (last edited Jan 29, 2017 02:13AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 996 comments I'll sign up just for three from last year's winners.

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 7: by Janine (last edited Apr 11, 2017 02:14AM) (new)

Janine | 880 comments Participants:

Adriana - 0/9
Alisia - 5/10
Alison - 0/3
Amanda (msg 34) - 1/1
Amanda (msg 38) - 8/7

Amber - 0/2
Anissa - 0/2
Annie - 0/3
Ariel - 0/10
Arushi - 0/5
Blagica - 1/15
Carla - 7/10
Chaitra - 10/10
Charity - 8/10
Christina - 3/3
Cindy III - 0/3
Claire - 3/10
Clare L - 4/4
cobean. - 0/3
Craig - 0/2
Cynthia - 3/9
Debra - 9/9
Erin - 3/4
Fico - 0/1
Gail - 0/5
Gem - 2/2
Greg - 5/5
Janine - 6/6

Jenny - 2/5
Jessica - 10/10
Joanne - 0/5
Karoline - 0/4
Kathleen - 0/3
Kelly - 2/3
Kinza - 2/3
Kristin 4/4
Lindsey - 0/3
Lindsay - 1/7
Lulu - 2/4
Maddison - 1/12
Maddy - 0/5
Maureen - 0/3
Maxine - 7/10
Meaghan - 3/3
Meg - 7/6
Mie - 1/1

Monica - 0/5
Nancy - 0/10
Nik - 3/3
Ozcose - 0/9
Sam F - 0/2
Sharon - 0/3
Sherry - 3/3
Sheryl - 4/6
Smriti - 3/5
Sowmya - 6/6
Stephanie (Chinchillita) - 0/3
Susan C - 3/3
Vernice - 5/5
Vicki - 12/12


Updated to message 187.


message 8: by Gem❄️☃️ (last edited Feb 25, 2017 09:13AM) (new)

Gem❄️☃️ | 175 comments I'm in for 2.

2/2 COMPLETED

✔ 01. The Underground Railroad
✔ 02. Small Great Things


message 9: by Erin (last edited Mar 16, 2017 07:07PM) (new)


message 10: by Clare L (last edited Mar 31, 2017 06:21AM) (new)

Clare L McMahon | 112 comments I am in for 4.

1. Adulthood Is a Myth
2. The Fireman
3. It Ends with Us
4. Rebel of the Sands

Completed: 4/4


message 11: by Alison (last edited Jan 23, 2017 07:32AM) (new)

Alison Chorney-Dubien | 100 comments I'll go with 3 :-)
0/3

1) Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
2) The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
3) It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover

Alison


message 12: by Erin (new)

Erin (ezridar03) | 321 comments I would be willing to lead this one if a newer member would be okay.


message 14: by Mie (last edited Jan 28, 2017 11:08AM) (new)

Mie | 1484 comments Argh... Out of the categories, that I am interested in, only 3 winners have been translated to Danish - and 2 of them I have already read :)

So I am in for 1 book - at least this puts a natural limit to the no. of books I commit to, haha...

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo ⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 15: by Maxine (last edited Mar 31, 2017 07:11PM) (new)

Maxine Robinson 7/10

1. The Girls by Emma Cline - DONE
2. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
3. A gentleman in Moscow - DONE
4. A Court of Mist and Fury - DONE
5. All the birds in the sky
6. Stuck up Suit
7. The Fireman - Winner - DONE
8. The Girls with the lower back tattoo - winner - DONE
9. Scrappy little nobody - DONE
10. Crooked Kingdom - DONE


message 16: by Lulu (last edited Jan 27, 2017 05:11PM) (new)

Lulu (robotwitch) | 278 comments I'm going for 4 and am including nominees! I'm also adding "extras" if I get time, but I don't want to feel too pressured.

1/4

1. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (History & Biography)
2. A Closed and Common Orbit (Sci-Fi)
3. When Breath Becomes Air (Memoir & Autobiography)
4. Ninefox Gambit (Sci-Fi)

Extras:
1. Ghosts (Graphic Novels)
2. Death's End (Sci-Fi)
3. Too Like the Lightning (Sci-Fi)
4. The Obelisk Gate (Fantasy)
5. Commonwealth (Fiction)
6. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Non-Fiction)
7. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Science & Technology)
8. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Science & Technology)


message 17: by Maddison (last edited Jan 05, 2017 10:14PM) (new)

Maddison Poletski | 211 comments I'm going to commit to 12 books, including nominees, for this challenge.

1. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
2. The Girls by Emma Cline
3. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeny
4. Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
5. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
6. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
7. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
8. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
9. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (01/05/2017)
10. The Widow by Fiona Barton
11. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
12. A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard

1/12


message 18: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5915 comments Hi Janine! Thanks for volunteering to lead.

Erin - we'd be happy to have you lead in the future. Most months there are opportunities for members to lead challenges. :)


message 19: by Alisia (new)

Alisia (meniali) | 269 comments I'll sign up for 10 and I'll be including nominees :)


message 20: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 724 comments I'm in for 3 to start first one will be Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1) by Alwyn Hamilton


message 21: by Janine (last edited Dec 28, 2016 11:55AM) (new)

Janine | 880 comments Cassandra wrote: "Hi Janine! Thanks for volunteering to lead."

No problem. Looking forward to seeing how everyone gets on with the nominees. Would love to hear how they go as I'm sure I'll end up adding a few more to my TBR!

Tracking in message 7. Gem and Lisa - let me know when you've picked a number of books goal :)


message 22: by cobean. (new)

cobean. (cobean) | 65 comments I am in for 3.

2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
Duration: January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Goal: 0/3

1.
2.
3.


message 23: by Sheryl_at_Ubookquitous (last edited Mar 19, 2017 03:07PM) (new)

Sheryl_at_Ubookquitous (ubookquitous) | 374 comments I'm in for 6

4/6

3 winners

Fiction
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Debut Goodreads Author
Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1) by Alwyn Hamilton Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Completed Tue 07 February 2017

Historical Fiction
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

and 3 nominees

Fiction
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
completed Sun., 19 March 2017


Historical Fiction
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue The Wonder
by Emma Donoghue

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee completed Tue., 31 January 2016


message 24: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3744 comments 9 books

Humor
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

Memoir & Autobiography
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling

Graphic Novels & Comics
Rat Queens, Vol. 3 Demons by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Young Adult Fiction
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2) by Katie McGarry Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Young Adult Fantasy
Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Picture Books
When Green Becomes Tomatoes Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano


message 25: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 10199 comments I'm in for 15!


message 26: by Ariel (last edited Dec 28, 2016 10:44PM) (new)

Ariel  (lamot_amant) | 742 comments I'd like to join for 10, please. There's so many good ones with all the nominees, though. So these might get swapped out some!

[Books Read: 0 of 10]

1. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
2. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
3. Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
5. Nominee - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
6. Nominee - Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
7. Nominee - The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza
8. Nominee - To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
9. Nominee - The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
10. Nominee - Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick


message 27: by Janine (new)

Janine | 880 comments Welcome everyone :)


message 28: by Cynthia (last edited Jan 14, 2017 08:34AM) (new)

Cynthia (spirituncaged) I commit to nine books, each from different categories and mix of winners/nominees (mostly nominees)

I commit to nine books, each from different categories and mix of winners/nominees (mostly nominees)

3/9

1. Best Fiction Winner - Truly Madly Guilty

2. Best Mystery/Thriller Nominee - The Trespasser

3. Best Historical Fiction Nominee - To The Bright Edge of the World

4. Best Nonfiction Nominee - The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

5. Best Memoir/Autobiography Winner - When Breath Becomes Air

6. Best Science/Technology Nominee - In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

7. Best History/Biography Nominee - Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds

8. Best Debut Goodreads Author Nominee - The Serpent King

9. Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee - [book:The Sun Is Also a Star|28763485


message 29: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 1958 comments Janine, you can cross my name out - I think I'll go through with this one as a personal challenge throughout the year instead :) Too many I want to read and I don't know if I'll actually have the time in this limited period of time :)


message 30: by Susan C (last edited Feb 12, 2017 04:12AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 820 comments I'd like to sign up for 3 books.

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


1. Fiction - Truly Madly Guilty read 2/2/2017
2. Humor - The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo read 2/12/2017
3. Memoir & Autobiography - When Breath Becomes Air read 1/30/2017

3/3 Challenge completed!


message 31: by Kinza (new)

Kinza | 20 comments I'd like to sign up for 3 books.

1 & 2. Middle Grade & Children's - The Apprentice's Quest and Death Weavers
3. Fantasy - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2


message 32: by Janine (new)

Janine | 880 comments Lisa - sure thing. Remember you could always just sign up for 1 or 2 as a start to your yearly personal challenge, you don't have to fit them all in the first quarter if you don't want to!

Welcome Cynthia, Susan and Kinza!


message 33: by Amber (new)

Amber I would like to sign up for 2, please. Thanks.


message 34: by Amanda (last edited Jan 31, 2017 02:47PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1256 comments 2016 Goodreads Choice Award Winners
Duration: January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017


1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany J.K. Rowling Completed 31/01/17 Rating 3 stars

1/1

Challenge completed


message 35: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 10199 comments 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
Duration: January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

1/15

1.The Woman in Cabin 10


message 36: by Debra (last edited Mar 27, 2017 06:55PM) (new)

Debra Barstad | 288 comments I will sign up for 9 books to be picked from winners and nominees please
Truly Madly Guilty
Behind Closed Doors
The Couple Next Door
The Girl In The Ice
Into the Light
The Fireman
Ink and Bone
Salt to the Sea
Play Dead

COMPLETED YEE


message 37: by Charity (last edited Mar 13, 2017 05:49PM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 1375 comments I will join with 10 from the following list.

8/10

1. When We Collided by Emery Lord 1/6/17
2. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 1/15/17
3. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Winner) 1/22/17
4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling (Winner) 2/1/17
5. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout 2/4/17
6. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo 2/19/17
7. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 3/7/17
8. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West 3/9/17
9. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
10. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (debut)
11. And I Darken by Kiersten White
12. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Winner-debut)


message 39: by Janine (last edited Jan 02, 2017 03:27AM) (new)

Janine | 880 comments Welcome everyone!

Congrats Blagica, Debra and Amanda on finishing your first book!

I also finished my first book of the challenge. Lady Midnight. 1/6


message 41: by Jammin Jenny (last edited Jan 14, 2017 04:33AM) (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) updated 1/14/17
Progress 2 of 5 books reads

I am in for 5 books:

Truly Madly Guilty
Paper Girls, Vol. 1 - read 1/7/17
The Last Days of Night
Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening read 1/14/17
The Woman in Cabin 10


message 42: by Claire (last edited Mar 27, 2017 01:26PM) (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 217 comments 3/10

1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Memoir & Autobiography)

2. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Non-Fiction)

3. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Historical Fiction)


message 43: by Anissa (new)

Anissa Michaud | 151 comments I am in for 2 books please.

Goal: 2; Progress: 0/2

1.The Girl In The Ice-Mystery & Thriller Nominee
2.And I Darken-Young Adult and Science Fiction Nominee


message 44: by Cindy III (last edited Mar 27, 2017 09:18PM) (new)

Cindy III (polywag) | 221 comments I'm in for 3

1. Saga, Vol. 6 Jan.7-8
2.
3.

Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan


message 45: by Ozcose (new)

Ozcose | 36 comments Hey Janine!

This challenge is based around the Goodreads Choice Awards of 2016. Read the winner in as many categories as you can, or if you prefer, you can also include the non-winning nominees in your list.

I'm in for 9:

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Fantasy Winner) / Age of Myth / The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (Fantasy Noms)
2. Hamilton: The Revolution (Non-Fiction Winner)
3. Rebel of the Sands (Debut GR Author Winner) / The Summer that Melted Everything / What Belongs to You / Here Comes the Sun (Debut GR Author Noms)
4. The Fireman (Horror Winner)
5. The Sun Is Also a Star (YA Fiction Nom)
6. Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening (Graphic Novels & Comics Nom)
7. Underground Airlines (Science Fiction Nom)
8. You'll Grow Out of It (Humor Nom)
9. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Science & Tech Nom)


message 46: by Nik (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 884 comments In for 3, please. Thank you. =)


message 47: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 268 comments I'll aim for 6:
1. Homegoing
2. The Wonder
3. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
4. ??
5. ??
6. ??


message 48: by Sowmya (last edited Feb 17, 2017 11:05PM) (new)

Sowmya Kambam | 12 comments I'm in for 6 books

I am actually doing 5 winners for each year starting from 2010 as a private challenge with my colleagues for 2017 which results in 35 books.

My pics for 2016 are
1. Debut Author - Rebel of the Sands
2. Romance Nominee - Paper Princess
3. Romance - It Ends with Us
4. Middle Grade - The Hidden Oracle
5. Fantasy - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2
6. Science Fiction - Morning Star

Just finished Confess winner of 2015 Romance genre and started Red Rising winner of 2014 Debut Author.

I would love to reread A Court of Mist and Fury before A Court of Wings and Ruin releases


message 49: by Janine (new)

Janine | 880 comments So many people signing up, hooray! Really interesting to see all your picks, can't wait to see what you think of them :)

Sowmya - I love your private challenge, what a fun idea. Enjoy!


message 50: by Arushi (last edited Jan 03, 2017 03:20AM) (new)

Arushi (iceandfire07) | 98 comments I'm in for five books.


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