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Thanks Ashley ♦Sugar & Spice♦ for original idea for this challenge!





This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start

1. Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.


2. Manchester by the Sea
An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
★ Read a book that features a musician.
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic.
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
★ Read a book shelved as war.
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.


8. Hell or High Water
Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton and his American Indiana deputy partner pick up the trial and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.


Level 1 - Choose one task from 4 nominees
Level 2 - Choose one task from all nominees
Level 3 - Choose two tasks from all nominees
Level 4 - Complete all tasks from all nominees

Bonus: watch movies after finishing tasks





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message 6: by Mackey (last edited Feb 04, 2017 11:34AM) (new)

Mackey (mackeylee) I love this! Level 2 for me beginning on 2/3/17

1. Moonlight -
2. Manchester by the sea-
3. Lion -
4. Hidden Figures -
5. La La Land -
6. Fences
7. Hacksaw Ridge -
8. Hell or High Water -
9. Arrival - Read a book originally published in a language not your own: Hostage


message 7: by Rachel (last edited Nov 05, 2017 02:29PM) (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 236 comments This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start.
Start Date: 2/3/2017
End Date: 2/3/2018

1. Moonlight COMPLETED 3/3
Read a biography or autobiography. The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Finished 5/31/17
Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee Finished 6/2/2017
Read a book tagged or about self-discovery. Alice by Christina Henry finished 2/5/2016


2. Manchester by the Sea COMPLETED 3/3
Read a book where the main character "goes home again". Burntown by Jennifer McMahon Finished 5/20/17
Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted. The House by Christina Lauren Finished 2/9/2017
Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover. Ten by Gretchen McNeil Finished 6/7/17


3. Lion COMPLETED 0/3
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land COMPLETED 3/3
Read a book that features a musician. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due Finished 6/13/17
Read a romance novel. The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert Finished 6/14/17
Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress. The Secret Life of Souls by Jack Ketchum Finished 6/11/17

5. Hidden Figures COMPLETED 1/3
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
Read a book about space travel. The Best of John W. Campbell Finished 2/19/2017


6. Fences COMPLETED 2/3
Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston Finished 6/20/17
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
Read a book about family dynamics. Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics Finished 2/6/2016


7. Hacksaw Ridge COMPLETED 2/3
Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military. The Abominable by Dan Simmons Finished 3/2/2017
★ Read a book shelved as war.
Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters. Little Heaven by Nick Cutter Finished 2/8/2017


8. Hell or High Water COMPLETED1/3
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Finished 4/16/2017
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival COMPLETED 3/3
Read any book about science OR science fiction book. Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind by C.D.B. Bryan Finished 4/26/17
Read a book originally published in a language not your own. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike Finished 3/14/17
Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris Finished 5/10/17


message 8: by Cai (last edited Jun 15, 2017 08:49PM) (new)

Cai (princesscai) | 167 comments I'm in.

Level 4 - Complete all tasks for all nominees.

Duration 06/02/2017 - 05/02/2018

1. Moonlight

★ Read a biography or autobiography.
My Story by Elizabeth Smart 19/05/17
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.
Year of Yes How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes 12/03/17


2. Manchester by the Sea

★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
The Maker of Swans by Paraic O'Donnell 21/04/17
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
The Other Side of the Season by Jenn J. McLeod 18/02/17
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion

★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover 15/06/17
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land

★ Read a book that features a musician.
All I Want For Christmas (A Holiday Novella Collection) by Laura Chapman 16/2/17
★ Read a romance novel.
The Florentine Bridge by Vanessa Carnevale 11/2/17
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures

★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences

★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 15/2/17
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.
All I Want is You (Forever and Ever, #1) by E.L. Todd 13/03/17


7. Hacksaw Ridge

★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
Adam (Of the Archers, #1) by Lena Bourne 22/04/17
★ Read a book shelved as war.
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.
Confess by Colleen Hoover 01/03/17

8. Hell or High Water

★ Read a book with a thief main character.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 04/04/17
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book set in Texas.
Playing House by Laura Chapman 12/03/17


9. Arrival

★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen 28/05/17
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 17/04/17
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.
Agent of Light Episode One by Odette C. Bell 19/2/17


message 9: by Rain (last edited Jul 13, 2017 01:04AM) (new)

Rain (suddenlies) | 30 comments And the Oscar Goes To... 2017

Duration: 2/6/2017 - 2/6/2018
Level: 3 - choose two tasks from all nominees
Progress: 9/18

1. Moonlight
Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc. We Are Okay
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.

2. Manchester by the Sea
Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted. A Gathering of Shadows
Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover. Challenger Deep

3. Lion
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.

4. La La Land
Read a book that features a musician. A World Without Heroes
★ Read a romance novel.

5. Hidden FIgures
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book about space travel.

6. Fences
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
Read a book about family dynamics. Everything I Never Told You

7. Hacksaw Ridge
Read a book shelved as war. Between Shades of Gray
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.

8. Hell or High Water
Read a book with a thief main character. Crooked Kingdom
Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement. Fool Moon

9. Arrival
Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.


message 10: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 712 comments ...And The Oscar Goes To...
Duration: 02/05/2017 - 02/04/2018
Starting Level: Level 2 - Choose one task from all nominees
Progress: 0/9
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1. Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.


2. Manchester by the Sea
An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
★ Read a book that features a musician.
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic.
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
★ Read a book shelved as war.
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.


8. Hell or High Water
Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton and his American Indiana deputy partner pick up the trial and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.


message 11: by Marissa (last edited Feb 04, 2018 12:40PM) (new)

Marissa | 151 comments ...And the Oscar Goes to... (2017)
Level 4: All tasks from all nominees
Duration: 02/05/2017 - 02/04/2018
Progress: 21/27 Books

1. Moonlight
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (02/06/17)
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (08/25/17)
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.
Looking for Alaska by John Green (08/16/17)

2. Manchester by the Sea
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks (03/01/17)
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
Help for the Haunted: A Novel by John Searles (04/24/17)
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (05/27/17)

3. Lion
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (02/15/17)
★ Read a book set in India.

4. La La Land
★ Read a book that features a musician.
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.
The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie (02/19/17)

5. Hidden Figures
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (03/17/17)
★ Read a book about space travel.
Dead Space by Antony Johnston (02/16/17)

6. Fences
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (06/23/17)
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.
Room by Emma Donoghue (03/12/17)

7. Hacksaw Ridge
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (10/11/17)
★ Read a book shelved as war.
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (08/12/17)
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (02/06/17)

8. Hell or High Water
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak (03/02/17)
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (04/16/17)
★ Read a book set in Texas.
The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted by Andrew E. Kaufman (02/01/18)

9. Arrival
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (03/08/17)
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
All You Need Is Kill by Ryosuke Takeuchi (11/08/17)
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.
Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (06/05/17)


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Kay Kay | 1794 comments Alright level 4 for the coin


message 13: by Cheryl (last edited Oct 04, 2017 12:08AM) (new)

Cheryl | 905 comments I am excited to give this one a try. Thanks! I will try for Level 4.

Level 4: All tasks from all nominees
Duration: 2/4/17-10/3/17
Progress: 27/27

*****=watched movie

1. Moonlight*****
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
Aké: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.
Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

2. Manchester by the Sea*****
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
His Family by Ernest Poole
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

3. Lion *****
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
★ Read a book set in India.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

4. La La Land *****
★ Read a book that features a musician.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
★ Read a romance novel.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

5. Hidden Figures *****
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
★ Read a book about space travel.
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

6. Fences *****
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks
★ Read a book about family dynamics.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

7. Hacksaw Ridge
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
A Bell for Adano by John Hershey
★ Read a book shelved as war.
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.
A Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer

8. Hell or High Water
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
Fences by August Wilson
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
Savvy by Ingrid Law
★ Read a book set in Texas.
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

9. Arrival
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (Japanese)
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison


message 14: by Agnieszka (last edited Feb 06, 2017 07:44AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 213 comments Of course I'm in ;-) I'll start with level 3 but hope to complete level 4 as well - though I'm not sure if I'll be able to lay my hands on A Long Way Home & Hidden Figures within the next year :-(

...And the Oscar Goes to... (2017)
Level 3:
2 tasks tasks from all nominees (at first)
Duration: 2/6/17 - 2/5/18
Progress: 0/18 (27) Books

1. Moonlight
★ Read a biography or autobiography. Jesus, der Geheimdienst, mein Vater und ich or Jannet Oke: Leben für die Prärie
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc. Vielleicht lieber morgen?
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery. another tough one

2. Manchester by the Sea
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again". Clother Than You Think (Karen Rose)
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted. Unedning Devotion?
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover. Troubled Sea?

3. Lion
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley - only if library get's it
★ Read a book set in Australia. The Profiler (Chris Tayor)
★ Read a book set in India.

4. La La Land
★ Read a book that features a musician. Deceptive Cadence
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.

5. Hidden Figures
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly - there are only 12 people in line for this one ;-) - I'll get it most likely in August :-)
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math. love this category - Roarke I'm comming :-)
★ Read a book about space travel. Der Marsianer

6. Fences that's a tough one
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.

7. Hacksaw Ridge
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military. one of the most easy :-)
★ Read a book shelved as war. Proximity (Stephen Phillips) or anything I read before that one
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters. something will come along the way

8. Hell or High Water
★ Read a book with a thief main character. the next Fox & O'Hare - if library will buy it
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement. Another of the easy tasks - I love this one
★ Read a book set in Texas. another easy one

9. Arrival
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book. In Death I come :-))))))))
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own. The easiest one - anything but German or Polish
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field. Der faule Henker (Lincoln Rhyme #5)


message 15: by BarbaraAnn (last edited Feb 18, 2018 12:54PM) (new)

BarbaraAnn I'll sign up for level 3
Level 3: 2 tasks tasks from all nominees (at first)
Duration: 2/6/17 - 2/5/18
Progress: 17/18 (27) Books

1. Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc. Love Means... No Boundaries **** 2/13/17
★ Read a book tagged self-discovery. Him **** 1/20/18


2. Manchester by the Sea
An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again". All-Butter ShortDead *** 3/4/17
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted. Fire Bound **** 4/1/17
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley A Long Way Home **** 2/26/17
★ Read a book set in Australia. You Are the Reason ***** 7/30/17
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
★ Read a book that features a musician. The Melody Thief ***** 5/1/17
★ Read a romance novel. How to Walk Like a Man ***** 4/5/17
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math. You're Never Weird on the Internet ***** 5/3/17
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
★ Read a book published in the 1950's. More Than Human **** 9/6/17
★ Read a book tagged Sports After the Scrum. ***** 6/25/17
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic.
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military. Keeping Promise Rock **** 12/11/17
★ Read a book shelved as war. A Royal Affair **** 11/13/17
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.


8. Hell or High Water
Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton and his American Indiana deputy partner pick up the trial and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
★ Read a book with a thief main character. Gifted Thief *** 1/24/18
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement. No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It ***** 3/27/17
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
★ Read a science fiction book. Chaos Station **** 2/11/17
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field. Crocodile on the Sandbank **** 2/11/17


message 16: by ♛primadonna♛ (last edited Dec 05, 2017 09:37PM) (new)

♛primadonna♛ (lavenderbird22) | 121 comments Start Date: 2/7/2017
End Date: 2/7/2018
Level 2: Choose one task from all nominees
Bonus: Watch each movie

1. Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.


2. Manchester by the Sea
An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.
The Plain Janes (Janes, #1) by Cecil Castellucci

3. Lion
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
★ Read a book that features a musician.
Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.
Janes in Love (Janes, #2) by Cecil Castellucci

5. Hidden Figures
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
Read a book about space travel.
Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1) by Brian K. Vaughan

6. Fences
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic.
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
★ Read a book shelved as war.
Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

8. Hell or High Water
Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton and his American Indiana deputy partner pick up the trial and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book set in Texas.
Clover, Vol. 01 by CLAMP

9. Arrival
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.
How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained by Kathy Wollard


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Lisa I will give it a try!

Level 4 - Complete all tasks for all nominees.

Duration 07/02/2017 - 06/02/2018

1. Moonlight
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.


2. Manchester by the Sea
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
★ Read a book that features a musician.
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
★ Read a book shelved as war.
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.


8. Hell or High Water
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival
Read a book originally published in a language not your own. - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Swedish


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message 19: by Maddy (last edited Sep 23, 2017 11:08AM) (new)

Maddy | 2050 comments I am in! :)
Start date - Feb 8, 2017
Finish date - Feb 8, 2018
Definitely level 2, maybe level 3, if i can manage, then level 4.

1. Moonlight
★ Read a biography or autobiography. The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida (Read May 12)
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc. Gender Advertisements by Erving Goffman (Read Mar 23)
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.
Everybody's Somebody by D. Breeze (Read May 9)


2. Manchester by the Sea
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again". Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken (Read Apr 30)
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted. Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz (read Feb 27)
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.
A Little Siren (Not Quite the Fairy Tale #2) by May Sage (Read May 9)


3. Lion
★ Read a book set in Australia. The Purrfect Picture (Australian Shifters, #2) by Angela Castle (Read June 15)
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
★ Read a book that features a musician. Cocky Romantic (Cocker Brothers of Atlanta #4) by Faleena Hopkins (Read aug 22)
★ Read a romance novel. Blackwing Dragon (Harper's Mountains, #5) by T.S. Joyce (Read Feb 15)
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Read Apr 30)
★ Read a book about space travel. Rylin's Fire (A Novel of the Dracol, #1) by Michelle Howard (Read Apr 22)


6. Fences
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's. Europeana A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ouředník (Read Mar 13)
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.
Healed by the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons, #4) by Jessie Donovan (Read Feb 21)


7. Hacksaw Ridge
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military. Wolf's Surrender (PSI-Ops/Shadow Agents, #1) by Mandy M. Roth (Read Feb 8)
★ Read a book shelved as war. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Read Aug 19)
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters. The Obsession by Nora Roberts (Read Feb 17)


8. Hell or High Water
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
Bride Of The Dragon by Georgette St. Clair (Read Feb 20)
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement. Beary Guarded (Polar Bliss, #2) by Ruby Shae (Read Mar 25)
★ Read a book set in Texas. His Rip-Roarin' Bride (Texan Brides #2) by Martha Hix (Read Apr 2)

9. Arrival
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book. Alien King's Bride by Juno Wells (Read Mar 27)
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own. Seven Lies by James Lasdun (Read Mar 3)
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field. Bear Fur The Princess (SHIFT Squad, #4) by Aya Morningstar (Read Mar 11)


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message 21: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Feb 08, 2017 06:14PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 774 comments 1. Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.


2. Manchester by the Sea
An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
★ Read a book that features a musician.
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic.
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
★ Read a book shelved as war.
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.


8. Hell or High Water
Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton and his American Indiana deputy partner pick up the trial and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.


Level 1 - Choose one task from 4 nominees
Level 2 - Choose one task from all nominees
Level 3 - Choose two tasks from all nominees
Level 4 - Complete all tasks from all nominees

Bonus: watch movies after finishing tasks


message 22: by Christine (last edited Jul 02, 2017 08:29PM) (new)

Christine (clarkepopunta) | 122 comments Aw yis! This sounds like fun! Major props to the creators of the challenge. I will try for Level 4.

Also, I think I'll add up my star ratings for each book to determine which nominee goes home with the Oscar!
Level 4: All tasks from all nominees
Duration: 2/10/17-2/10/18
Progress: 26/27

1. Moonlight (Movie Score: 4) (Score: 13)
Joan of Arc Her Story by Régine Pernoud The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Sermon on the Mount The Key to Success in Life by Emmet Fox
(view spoiler)

2. Manchester by the Sea (Movie Rating: 5) (Score: 13)
June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Silver on the Road (The Devil's West, #1) by Laura Anne Gilman Life of Pi by Yann Martel

(view spoiler)

3. Lion (Movie Rating: 4) (Score: 8)
A Long Way Home A Memoir by Saroo Brierley Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (3): This book's strength is its story; its weakness is its writing. I can honestly say (for better or worse) I am happy I saw the movie before I read the book.

★ Set in Australia.

Set in India.
~Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (5): Siddhartha travels India exploring the many forms of enlightenment. I've read this book at different stages of my life, and it never fails that I will take away something new and devastatingly pertinent.~

4. La La Land (Movie Score: 3) (Score: 13)
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein Little Women (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written) by Louisa May Alcott The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(view spoiler)

5. Hidden Figures (Movie Score: 4) (Score: 11)
Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly The Other Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #15) by Philippa Gregory Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis
(view spoiler)

6. Fences (Movie Score: 2) (Score: 14)
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
(view spoiler)

7. Hacksaw Ridge (Movie Rating: 4) (Score: 10)
A Concise Biography of Adolf Hitler by Thomas Fuchs Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett The Queen of Subtleties A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Suzannah Dunn

(view spoiler)

8. Hell or High Water (Movie Rating: 3) (Score: 13)
Sutton by J.R. Moehringer Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb Friction by Sandra Brown
(view spoiler)

9. Arrival (Movie Rating: 3) (Score: 12)
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer The Inferno by Dante Alighieri The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
(view spoiler)


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☘KathyD☘ | 124 comments i'm in...not sure which level yet...


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Kim. E. | 64 comments And The Oscar Goes To...(2017)
Duration: 4/1/17 - 3/31/17
Completed:

1. Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.


2. Manchester by the Sea
An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".All the Missing Girls 6/17/17

★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt

★ Read a book that features a musician.
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic.
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
★ Read a book shelved as war.
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.


8. Hell or High Water
Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton and his American Indiana deputy partner pick up the trial and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine

★ Read a book with a thief main character.
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement. Redemption Road 4/11/17
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.


message 26: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 1199 comments I'm in! I'm going for Level 4.

And The Oscar Goes To...(2017)
Duration: 3/28/17 - 3/27/18
Completed:


1. Moonlight
★ Read a biography or autobiography.
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book tagged or about self-discovery.


2. Manchester by the Sea
★ Read a book where the main character "goes home again".
★ Read a book with a character who is orphaned or adopted.
★ Read a book with a sea or ocean on the cover.


3. Lion
★ Read A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
★ Read a book set in Australia.
★ Read a book set in India.


4. La La Land
★ Read a book that features a musician.
★ Read a romance novel.
★ Read a book with a character who is an actor/actress.


5. Hidden Figures
★ Read Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ Read a book where the main character is good at math.
★ Read a book about space travel.


6. Fences
★ Read a history book OR a book published in the 1950's.
★ Read a book tagged Sports.
★ Read a book about family dynamics.


7. Hacksaw Ridge
★ Read a book about a main character that is in any branch of the military.
★ Read a book shelved as war.
★ Read a book that shows both past and present lives of the main characters.


8. Hell or High Water
★ Read a book with a thief main character.
★ Read a book with a main character who is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book set in Texas.


9. Arrival
★ Read any book about science OR science fiction book.
★ Read a book originally published in a language not your own.
★ Read a book with a main character is an expert in their field.


message 27: by ♦Ashley♦ (new)

♦Ashley♦ | 1131 comments Oh yea!! I'm glad the Oscars challenge lives on! I've been trying to dwindle down my challenges before I start any new ones ;)


message 28: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31133 comments Mod
Welcome Kim and Brooke!

I've linked your challenge posts at the top of the thread.

Happy Reading!


message 29: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 905 comments Thanks for the Challenge! It was fun! I completed it today (see Post #13). Looking forward to the next Academy Awards!


message 30: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31133 comments Mod
Way to go Cheryl! Awesome job!


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Moderators of NBRC | 31133 comments Mod
Welcome Gabi!


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