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message 1: by Martha (last edited May 22, 2017 12:32AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge is here!

Welcome to all those who had a go at last year's challenge, as well as any newbies who are trying this one for the first time.

In this year's challenge, you'll find some of the same prompts as last year, as well as some new ones. There are three levels for you to choose:

Level 1: 13 tasks
Level 2: 26 tasks
Level 3: All 52 tasks

If you're doing Level 1 or 2, you can mix and match any of the tasks you like, it doesn't have to be the first 13/26 or whatever.

There is a deadline of a year's time, but don't feel pressured by it - likewise if you're still working on last year's challenge, that's absolutely fine, all the threads will stay open. If you join up part way through the year, that is also fine, you can backdate with any books you read before you signed up (as long as you read them after the challenge officially started).

There are no other rules, last year I said that books had to be a minimum of 100 pages, but I'm gonna scrap that this year - anything goes!

To sign up, just copy and paste the template below into a new comment, stating which level you're going for. You'll be able to go back and edit that comment as you complete tasks. Please do update it with the books that you're reading so you can inspire the rest of us!

The challenge officially opens on the 1st June (so no early starts please!) but you can sign up anytime from now.

Give me a shout with any questions, otherwise good luck challengers! :)


message 2: by Martha (last edited May 22, 2017 01:14AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) There's a loose theme this year around pairs/opposites (though don't hold me to that, ha!) to get you reading some favourites and some new books

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18


1. A book by your favourite author

2. A book by a new-to-you author

3. A non-fiction book about mental health

4. A fiction book about mental health

5. A small book (less than 200 pages)

6. A large book (more than 400 pages)

7. Your favourite prompt from last year's challenge (if you didn't participate, just choose one you like!)

8. A prompt from last year that you didn't try (if you didn't participate or did all 52 tasks, pick one you like the least)

9. A historical fiction

10. A contemporary fiction

11. An author's debut novel

12. An author's most recent novel

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

14. Ask an MHB member to pick a book from your shelves for you (I will set up a separate thread for this)

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

17. A book set in your home country

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America

25. A book set in Europe

26. A book set in Oceania

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)

28. A book with a plain cover

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest

30. The most recent book added to your TBR

31. A book published sometime during this challenge (June 17 - May 18)

32. A book published before you were born

33. A book you've been looking forward to reading

34. A book you've been avoiding

35. A book that is part of a series

36. A book that is standalone

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger

40. The main character is 60-years-old or older

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?)

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)

43. Read a book in its original language

44. Read a book translated from its original language

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award)

46. A book you consider to be underrated (tell us why)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

50. Title or author (first or last name) begins with Z

51. A book that relaxes you

52. A book that excites you


message 3: by Martha (last edited Jan 23, 2018 12:35PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) The Challengers List

Anathema - Level 1
Erica - Level 2
Ian - Level 3
Jessica - Level 2
Judy - Level 1
Lana - Level 1
Martha - Level 3
Renata - Level 2
Suzanne - Level 2


message 4: by Suzanne (last edited Sep 11, 2017 02:22PM) (new)

Suzanne (fortheloveofbooksblog2021) I'm in for Level 2!

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 6/1/17 - 5/31/18


1/26

1. A book by your favourite author

2. A book by a new-to-you author Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

3. A non-fiction book about mental health: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

4. A fiction book about mental health

5. A small book (less than 200 pages)

6. A large book (more than 400 pages) Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

7. Your favourite prompt from last year's challenge (I chose: "Read a poetry book - this can be an anthology or a book from a single poet.")

9. A historical fiction

11. An author's debut novel: Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi

12. An author's most recent novel

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest

32. A book published before you were born

44. Read a book translated from its original language: The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbol

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award) American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. Awards won: Michael L. Printz Award (2007), James Cook Book Award Nominee (2007), Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Graphic Album - New (2007), National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature (2006), One Book One San Diego for Young Adult (2014)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. 1,796,627 ratings as of 9/11/17

48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings

51. A book that relaxes you

52. A book that excites you


message 5: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) Thanks Suzanne, you're all linked up in the challenger list. The prompts are now up if you want to get selecting!


message 6: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (fortheloveofbooksblog2021) Martha wrote: "Thanks Suzanne, you're all linked up in the challenger list. The prompts are now up if you want to get selecting!"

Great! Thanks! I can't believe it's almost June already, but I'm really excited to get started at the same time. :)


message 7: by Judy (new)

Judy Meibach | 5 comments I will attempt level # 1

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18

1. A book by your favourite author

2. A book by a new-to-you author

3. A non-fiction book about mental health

4. A fiction book about mental health

5. A small book (less than 200 pages)

6. A large book (more than 400 pages)

7. Your favourite prompt from last year's challenge (if you didn't participate, just choose one you like!)

8. A prompt from last year that you didn't try (if you didn't participate or did all 52 tasks, pick one you like the least)

9. A historical fiction

10. A contemporary fiction

11. An author's debut novel

12. An author's most recent novel

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

14. Ask an MHB member to pick a book from your shelves for you (I will set up a separate thread for this)

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

17. A book set in your home country

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America

25. A book set in Europe

26. A book set in Oceania

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)

28. A book with a plain cover

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest

30. The most recent book added to your TBR

31. A book published sometime during this challenge (June 17 - May 18)

32. A book published before you were born

33. A book you've been looking forward to reading

34. A book you've been avoiding

35. A book that is part of a series

36. A book that is standalone

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger

40. The main character is 60-years-old or older

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?)

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)

43. Read a book in its original language

44. Read a book translated from its original language

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award)

46. A book you consider to be underrated (tell us why)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

50. Title or author (first or last name) begins with Z

51. A book that relaxes you

52. A book that excites you


message 8: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) Welcome Judy, you're linked up!


message 9: by Martha (last edited May 05, 2018 11:14AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) I'm in for Level 3

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18


1. A book by your favourite author
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman, 26th Jan 18

2. A book by a new-to-you author
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

3. A non-fiction book about mental health
The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Despair to Hope

4. A fiction book about mental health
Nina is Not OK, 18th Dec 17

5. A small book (less than 200 pages)
All the Rebel Women: The Rise of the Fourth Wave of Feminism

6. A large book (more than 400 pages)
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class

7. Your favourite prompt from last year's challenge
Read a YA novel
Caraval

8. A prompt from last year that you didn't try (if you didn't participate or did all 52 tasks, pick one you like the least)

9. A historical fiction
Stella by Starlight

10. A contemporary fiction
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

11. An author's debut novel
The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

12. An author's most recent novel
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read
I Am the Messenger (July read)

14. Ask an MHB member to pick a book from your shelves for you
The Picture of Dorian Gray

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa
Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa
Race: Vintage Minis by Toni Morrison

17. A book set in your home country
The Cuckoo's Calling

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return
Set in Iran

19. A book you received as a gift.
Plum, 29th Jun 17

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend
The Night Circus, 13th Aug 17

21. A book set in Asia
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

22. A book set in Africa
Homegoing

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America
The Glass Castle, 7th Oct 17

25. A book set in Europe
The Silkworm, 8th Nov 17

26. A book set in Oceania
Old Magic

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

28. A book with a plain cover

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest

30. The most recent book added to your TBR
Music of the Ghosts

31. A book published sometime during this challenge (June 17 - May 18)
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

32. A book published before you were born
The Moving Toyshop

33. A book you've been looking forward to reading
Crooked Kingdom

34. A book you've been avoiding
Disgrace

35. A book that is part of a series
The Wind Singer

36. A book that is standalone
Here I Stand

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger
My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

40. The main character is 60-years-old or older
The Japanese Lover

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)
Meteorite Spoon - it's just so imaginative!

43. Read a book in its original language
Firesong

44. Read a book translated from its original language
Letters from Klara

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Stonewall Award for Non-Fiction

46. A book you consider to be underrated (tell us why)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A
Refugee by Alan Gratz

50. Title or author (first or last name) begins with Z
Feel Free by Zadie Smith

51. A book that relaxes you
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

52. A book that excites you
The Good Immigrant


message 10: by Renata (new)

Renata Fernandes (renatafernandes__) Hey, there. I'm in for Level 2. Newbie! :) Nice to meet you all.

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18

1. A book by your favourite author

2. A book by a new-to-you author

3. A non-fiction book about mental health

4. A fiction book about mental health

5. A small book (less than 200 pages)

6. A large book (more than 400 pages)

10. A contemporary fiction

11. An author's debut novel

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

17. A book set in your home country

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America

25. A book set in Europe

26. A book set in Oceania

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

51. A book that relaxes you


message 11: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) Thanks Renata you're linked up and good to go!


message 12: by Martha (last edited Jun 01, 2017 01:14AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) I NOW DECLARE THIS CHALLENGE OPEN! :)

You can also link a book shelf to the challenge in the 'challenges' section of this group. You just have to create a new book shelf and copy the name of that shelf into the challenge book, a long with how many books you're planning to read. Please note, the challenge thing only links up if you copy the book shelf name EXACTLY (using hyphen instead of spaces).

Happy reading everyone, please do keep checking in and letting us all know what you're reading!

Also if you are taking part in task 14 please head over to that thread to get a book chosen for you


message 13: by Ean (last edited May 09, 2018 10:22AM) (new)

Ean Hi Martha I am in for The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18.

I'm going to go full out with the Level 3 Challenge to hopefully inspire others in their challenges along the way. Its been a fantastic year of reading so far (after being out of the book loop for soo long as a busy parent of 2 with a full time job) but the fabulous world of books has brought me through a terrible depression and its a prescription I will have to keep taking for the rest of my days.

1. A book by your favourite author

Death: The Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman

2. A book by a new-to-you author

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

3. A non-fiction book about mental health

Setting Boundaries with Difficult People by David J. Lieberman

4. A fiction book about mental health

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

5. A small book (less than 200 pages)

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

6. A large book (more than 400 pages)

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

7. Your favourite prompt from last year's challenge (if you didn't participate, just choose one you like!)

39. Just because many of us are no longer in education, that's no excuse not to keep learning! Read a non-fiction book about a new subject

I read on the subject of data science; Dataclysm: Who We Are by Christian Rudder

8. A prompt from last year that you didn't try (if you didn't participate or did all 52 tasks, pick one you like the least)

Presumably this requires no explanation - read any book about mental health. This can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays etc.

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz


9. A historical fiction

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

10. A contemporary fiction

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn

11. An author's debut novel

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

12. An author's most recent novel

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me by Howie Mandel

14. Ask an MHB member to pick a book from your shelves for you (I will set up a separate thread for this)

Life After Life byKate Atkinson

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

Push by Sapphire

17. A book set in your home country

The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning by David Chilton

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

Season to Taste by Natalie Young

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)

I got this one for free...

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
( I would recommend this to my siblings. Growing up in white poverty in Canada and the many parallels with J.D.'s story)

21. A book set in Asia

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

22. A book set in Africa



23. A book set in South America



24. A book set in North America

The Mist by Stephen King

25. A book set in Europe

The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

26. A book set in Oceania

Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt by Sarah Schmidt
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. I have always been a fan of vintage bird illustrations, the kind of drawings found in old encyclopedias that always were more clear and useful to the amateur birdwatcher (which I was in my youth) than fuzzy black and white photos. I also have preference for oil color over water but I have to admit sometimes watercolor works better - as it does here. Artist is Josh Durham.

28. A book with a plain cover

David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest



30. The most recent book added to your TBR

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

31. A book published sometime during this challenge (June 17 - May 18)

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

32. A book published before you were born

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

33. A book you've been looking forward to reading

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

34. A book you've been avoiding



35. A book that is part of a series

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

36. A book that is standalone

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

37. A loved one's favourite book



38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

My daughter (age 9) recommended this graphic novel for me to read. Love the incorporation of mathematics into kids books. Great idea!

The Hundred-Dollar Robber: A Mystery with Money by Melinda Thielbar

39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

40. The main character is 60-years-old or older

The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I have not seen the movie but did enjoy the book.

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

43. Read a book in its original language



44. Read a book translated from its original language

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
(translated from German)

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award)

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
This book won a Parents' Choice Gold Award. I really enjoyed it. I have recommended it to my own kids quite enthusiastically!

46. A book you consider to be underrated (tell us why)



47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings



48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings



49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

A is for Alice!

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

50. Title or author (first or last name) begins with Z



51. A book that relaxes you

I just love this book. I think it may become an annual read. Reread it again this year.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

52. A book that excites you

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe


message 14: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) Thanks Ian, you're all linked up and ready to go!


message 15: by Erica (new)

Erica DePoister | 3 comments Good Morning! Level 2, please! :) (26 tasks, 6/26 completed)

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18

1. A book by your favourite author

2. A book by a new-to-you author

3. A non-fiction book about mental health

4. A fiction book about mental health - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

5. A small book (less than 200 pages) - And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrick Backman

6. A large book (more than 400 pages) - Flesh Gothic by Edward Lee (currently reading, page 292 of 404)

9. A historical fiction - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

10. A contemporary fiction

11. An author's debut novel

12. An author's most recent novel

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

14. Ask an MHB member to pick a book from your shelves for you (I will set up a separate thread for this)

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

17. A book set in your home country

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America

25. A book set in Europe

26. A book set in Oceania

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)

28. A book with a plain cover- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest

30. The most recent book added to your TBR

31. A book published sometime during this challenge (June 17 - May 18)

32. A book published before you were born

33. A book you've been looking forward to reading

34. A book you've been avoiding

35. A book that is part of a series

36. A book that is standalone

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger

40. The main character is 60-years-old or older

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?) - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (I didn't watch the TV show)

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)

44. Read a book translated from its original language

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award)

46. A book you consider to be underrated (tell us why)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

50. Title or author (first or last name) begins with Z

51. A book that relaxes you

52. A book that excites you - Matilda by Roald Dahl

I am so excited to start and that I found this group!

-Erica


message 16: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) Welcome Erica, you're all linked up! Great start, I hadn't heard of that Fredrik Backman one - would you recommend it? I've read A Man Called Ove (which I loved) and have two more of his on my TBR. Also happy to see another Milk and Honey reader - one of my top reads from last year!


message 17: by Erica (new)

Erica DePoister | 3 comments Martha wrote: "Welcome Erica, you're all linked up! Great start, I hadn't heard of that Fredrik Backman one - would you recommend it? I've read A Man Called Ove (which I loved) and have two more of his on my TBR...."

I would definitely recommend it! It will take you just a couple hours, depending on how quickly you read - even if you haven't dealt with Alzheimers personally, it will still touch you.

Poetry is one of my true loves lol Milk and Honey was great, Semicolon is also wonderful! :)

Thanks for getting me set up!

Always,

Erica


message 18: by Jessica (last edited Dec 05, 2017 04:33PM) (new)

Jessica Leah | 2 comments Hey guys I am late to the party. But I would like to sign up for level 2.

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18

1. A book by your favourite author
Britt-Marie Was Here

2. A book by a new-to-you author

3. A non-fiction book about mental health
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

4. A fiction book about mental health
Saving Francesca


5. A small book (less than 200 pages)

6. A large book (more than 400 pages)

10. A contemporary fiction

11. An author's debut novel
A Man Called Ove

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

17. A book set in your home country - Australia
The Rosie Project

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America

25. A book set in Europe

26. A book set in Oceania

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
I have the say I prefer the movie (generally I always prefer the book). This may have been impacted by the fact that I loved the movie as a kid, but only read the book this year as an adult.

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

51. A book that relaxes you


message 19: by Ean (new)

Ean Welcome Jessica!


message 20: by grace (last edited Jan 31, 2018 10:13AM) (new)

grace Hi! I've decided to join at level one. These are the 13 prompts I chose:


2. A book by a new-to-you author
Liesmith

3. A non-fiction book about mental health
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You

4. A fiction book about mental health
Forget Me Not

9. A historical fiction
Fingersmith

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)
Seraphina
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) by Rachel Hartman
This cover attracted me immediately!

28. A book with a plain cover
Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences


29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest
Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness


3. A book you've been looking forward to reading
The Color of Magic

34. A book you've been avoiding
Lioness Rampant

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)
Abarat
I first read Abarat in the sixth grade, which would be around 2005-2006. It has held its place in my heart since then, with its absolutely fantastical and original world of islands that exist in different hours of the day, and the dark Midnight and 25th islands... It has always captured my imagination and inspired me to create fantastical things myself from a young age. I haven't read it in years though, and a rereading is exactly what I need!

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings
Jurassic Park
I've only seen the movies, so listening to the audio book should be very fun and interesting.


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I will figure out which books I will use for the prompts soon!


message 21: by Di (last edited Dec 12, 2017 07:52AM) (new)

Di | 364 comments Mod
Nice to see brave souls taking up challenges! Welcome, anathema!


message 22: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) Welcome Jessica and Anathema! You're posts are linked at the top so you can always find them :)


message 23: by Lana (last edited Dec 29, 2017 09:36PM) (new)

Lana | 8 comments I'm late to the party, but excited! Level 1

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18

1. A book by your favourite author

2. A book by a new-to-you author

3. A non-fiction book about mental health

4. A fiction book about mental health

5. A small book (less than 200 pages) The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

6. A large book (more than 400 pages) Gone with the WindGone with the Wind

7. Your favourite prompt from last year's challenge (if you didn't participate, just choose one you like!)

8. A prompt from last year that you didn't try (if you didn't participate or did all 52 tasks, pick one you like the least)

9. A historical fiction A Piece of the World

10. A contemporary fiction Even Now

11. An author's debut novel

12. An author's most recent novel

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

14. Ask an MHB member to pick a book from your shelves for you (I will set up a separate thread for this)

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

17. A book set in your home country

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.) Writing the Fire!: Yoga and the Art of Making Your Words Come Alive

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America

25. A book set in Europe

26. A book set in Oceania

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)

28. A book with a plain cover

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest

30. The most recent book added to your TBR

31. A book published sometime during this challenge (June 17 - May 18)
The Stolen Marriage: A Novel
32. A book published before you were born

33. A book you've been looking forward to reading

34. A book you've been avoiding

35. A book that is part of a series Love Story

36. A book that is standalone

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger

40. The main character is 60-years-old or older

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?) Beaches

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)

43. Read a book in its original language

44. Read a book translated from its original language

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award)

46. A book you consider to be underrated (tell us why)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

50. Title or author (first or last name) begins with Z

51. A book that relaxes you

52. A book that excites you


message 24: by Kayla (new)

Kayla Skinner | 1 comments Excited about this! Going to start at a level 2!

The 2017/18 MHB Reading Challenge
Duration: 01/06/17 - 31/05/18

1. A book by your favourite author

2. A book by a new-to-you author

3. A non-fiction book about mental health

4. A fiction book about mental health

5. A small book (less than 200 pages)

6. A large book (more than 400 pages)

7. Your favourite prompt from last year's challenge (if you didn't participate, just choose one you like!)

8. A prompt from last year that you didn't try (if you didn't participate or did all 52 tasks, pick one you like the least)

9. A historical fiction

10. A contemporary fiction

11. An author's debut novel

12. An author's most recent novel

13. Participate in an MHB Group Read

14. Ask an MHB member to pick a book from your shelves for you (I will set up a separate thread for this)

15. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly female authors, read a male author next, or vice versa

16. Look at the last ten books that you read. If you read mostly white authors, read an author of colour, or vice versa

17. A book set in your home country

18. A book set in a country that you've never visited

19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)

20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend

21. A book set in Asia

22. A book set in Africa

23. A book set in South America

24. A book set in North America

25. A book set in Europe

26. A book set in Oceania

27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)

28. A book with a plain cover

29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest

30. The most recent book added to your TBR

31. A book published sometime during this challenge (June 17 - May 18)

32. A book published before you were born

33. A book you've been looking forward to reading

34. A book you've been avoiding

35. A book that is part of a series

36. A book that is standalone

37. A loved one's favourite book

38. Ask a loved one (can be same as above or different) to choose a book for you to read

39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger

40. The main character is 60-years-old or older

41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?)

42. A book that you think SHOULD be made into a film or TV show (tell us why)

43. Read a book in its original language

44. Read a book translated from its original language

45. An award-winning book (tell us which award)

46. A book you consider to be underrated (tell us why)

47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings

48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings

49. Title or author (first or last name) begins with A

50. Title or author (first or last name) begins with Z

51. A book that relaxes you

52. A book that excites you


message 25: by Ean (new)

Ean Welcome Kayla and Lana!


message 26: by grace (new)

grace I'll join at Level 2 with 26 tasks. I'll come back and edit in my book picks for each prompt. :)


1. A book by your favorite author


2. A book by a new-to-you author


3. A non-fiction book about mental health


4. A fiction book about mental health


5. A small book (less than 200 pages)


6. A large book (more than 400 pages)


9. A historical fiction


10. A contemporary fiction


8. A book set in a country that you've never visited


19. A book you received as a gift. If you've never received any, then any book you got for free (library, free kindle books etc.)


20. A book you would gift someone else / recommend


22. A book set in Africa


23. A book set in South America


27. A book with a beautiful cover (tell us what you like)


28. A book with a plain cover


29. Go to your TBR and sort by date added. Read the book that's been on your TBR the longest


32. A book published before you were born


33. A book you've been looking forward to reading


34. A book you've been avoiding


35. A book that is part of a series


36. A book that is standalone


39. The main character is 16-years-old or younger


40. The main character is 60-years-old or older


41. A book that has been made into a film or TV show (which did you prefer?)


47. The book on your TBR with the highest number of Goodreads ratings


48. The book on your TBR with the lowest number of Goodreads ratings


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