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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5884 comments Post your completed tasks here. In order to help us better manage our score keeping: PLEASE ONLY POST ONE BOOK PER MESSAGE.

Please use the add book/author link for the book titles. When claiming combo points, tell how the book qualifies, and provide a link if requested in the task description.

20.3 Historical

Three Kingdoms: Classic Novel in Four Volumes by Luo Guanzhong

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.3)
+10 Non Western
+ 5 Multiple
+25 Oldies (pub 1360)
+25 Jumbo (2339 pgs)

Task Total = 90
Season Total: 320

Assumes mid-season with a prior point total of 230


message 2: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5884 comments 15.4 A Counting Game

20th Century Male

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Task: 15 (4 word title)

Season Total: 335

Assumes mid-season post with a prior total of 320.


message 3: by Tien (last edited Jun 04, 2017 07:06PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2344 comments 15.1 A Counting Game

21st Century Female

Steel by Carrie Vaughn
YA with 800L
Published 2011

Task: 15 (1 word title)
Season Total: 15


message 4: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 2331 comments 15.1 A Counting Game

Male Authors
20th Century

Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet

task= 15
grand total= 15


message 5: by Karin (last edited Jun 03, 2017 06:33PM) (new)

Karin 15.1 A Counting Game
20th Century - Female Authors
Reading in numerical order ascending

Curtain by Agatha Christie

+15 Task (one word title)
Season Total: 15


message 6: by Natalie (new)

Natalie  | 29 comments 20.3 Historical

Girl at War by Sara Nović

+20 task

Season total: 20


message 7: by Beth (last edited Jun 02, 2017 07:00PM) (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1084 comments 15.10 Counting

I am going for numerical order, descending, published in the 21st century, by male authors.

Working GlobeSmart: 12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders by Ernest Gundling

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15


Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1335 comments 20.6 Young Men
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

+20 task
+5 jumbo
Task total: 25
Season total: 25


message 9: by Natalie (new)

Natalie  | 29 comments 10.2 No O

The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar

+10 task

Task Total: 10
Season Total: 30


message 10: by Valerie (last edited Jun 05, 2017 07:33AM) (new)

Valerie Brown | 2293 comments 20.3 Historical

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

US (Alaska)

20 task
10 comb 20.8, 20.1 (approved)
_____
30

Running total: 30


message 11: by Kathleen (itpdx) (new)

Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1335 comments 10.3 U's Have It
On the Ragged Edge of Medicine: Doctoring Among the Dispossessed by Patricia Kullberg

+10 task
+5 combo 10.2
task total: 15
Season total: 40


message 12: by Karin (last edited Jun 03, 2017 06:33PM) (new)

Karin 15.2 A Counting Game

20th Century - Female Authors
Titles in numerical order

Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford

+15 Task (2 word title)
Season Total:30


message 13: by Ed (last edited Jun 03, 2017 09:25PM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 2331 comments 10.2 No O

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

task= 10
oldie= 10 (1890)

task total= 20
grand total= 35

(Set in Norway)


message 14: by Coralie (last edited Jun 07, 2017 06:22PM) (new)

Coralie | 2246 comments 15.10 A Counting Game

19th Century Male

The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Task: 15 (10 word title)

Season Total: 15

set in UK


message 15: by Connie (last edited Jun 04, 2017 07:25PM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1279 comments 20.3 Historical

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Set in multiple countries

+20 task
+ 5 combo 10.2

Task total: 25
Season total: 25


message 16: by Tien (last edited Jun 04, 2017 07:05PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2344 comments 15.2 A Counting Game

21st Century Female in Numerical Order

The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
Published 2011

Task: 15 (2 words title)
Season Total: 30

NOTE: setting was roughly 52% in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.


message 17: by Shannon (last edited Jun 04, 2017 04:55AM) (new)

Shannon 10.6 Anagrams

Title has 6+ letter word made from READING WITH STYLE

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Word: THINGS

+ 10 task
+ 5 combo (10.3)

Task total: 15
Season total: 15


message 18: by Ed (last edited Jun 04, 2017 07:12PM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 2331 comments 20.4 Trilogies

March: Book One by John Lewis

task= 20
grand total= 55

set entirely in the USA


Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 859 comments 15.9 A Counting Game

Male 21st Century

Consider Your Calling: Six Questions for Discerning Your Vocation by Gordon T. Smith

+15 Task

Task Total: 15
Grand Total: 15


message 20: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1817 comments Task 20.8 Frosty June?

The Frozen Deep (1857) by Wilkie Collins

+20 Task (#20.8 Frosty)
+05 Combo (#20.3 historical)
+15 Oldies -151 to 250 years old: (1766-1865)

Task Total: 20 + 05 + 15 = 40

Grand Total: 00 + 40 = 40


message 21: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2293 comments 20.4 Trilogies

Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey

20 task
5 combo 10.2
5 oldie
____
30


Running total: 60


message 22: by Karin (last edited Jun 04, 2017 05:54PM) (new)

Karin 15.3 A Counting Game

20th Century - Female Authors
Titles in numerical order

The Julius House by Charlaine Harris

+15 Task (3 word title)
Season Total: 45


message 23: by Rosemary (last edited Jun 04, 2017 07:06PM) (new)

Rosemary | 2752 comments 10.1 Instant Replay

The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories by P.G. Wodehouse

(Set in more than one country)

+10 task - fits last season task 10.3 English Language
+10 oldies (pub 1917)

Task Total: 20
Season Total: 20


message 24: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2752 comments 20.3 Historical

Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther

(Set in UK)

+20 task
+ 5 combo (10.2)
+10 oldies (pub 1939)

Task Total: 35
Season Total: 55


message 25: by Rosemary (last edited Jun 04, 2017 07:29PM) (new)

Rosemary | 2752 comments 20.4 Trilogies

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
Low lexile

Described as "New Policeman or Liddy trilogy" under Children's Novels here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Th...

(Set in Ireland)

+20 task

Task Total: 20
Season Total: 75


message 26: by Anika (new)

Anika | 1793 comments 20.4 Trilogies

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

+20 Task
+5 Combo, 10.2
+5 Jumbo

Task total: 30
Season total: 30


message 27: by Kaja (new)

Kaja | 61 comments 15.5 A Counting Game

21st century - female authors

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

+15 Task

Season total: 15


message 28: by Norma (new)

Norma | 1228 comments 15.1 - A Counting Game

Borderline by Joseph Badal

+15 task

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15


message 29: by Norma (last edited Jun 05, 2017 11:47AM) (new)

Norma | 1228 comments 20.2 - Canadian Women

Damaged by Pamela Callow (Ontario)

+20 task
+5 Combo (20.10)

Task total: 25
Grand total: 40


message 30: by Norma (new)

Norma | 1228 comments 15.2 - A Counting Game

The X by Lorena Bathey

+15 task (2 word title)

Task total: 15
Grand total: 55


message 31: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2344 comments 10.2 No O
Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.3 - mUn)

Task: 15
Season Total: 45


message 32: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2344 comments 10.3 U's Have It
Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
eUcalyptus / mUrray

+10 Task
+10 Combo (10.2, 20.3)

Task: 20
Season Total: 65


message 33: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2344 comments 20.10 Debut! (Elizabeth (Alaska)'s Task)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
approval

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.6 - ARTIST)
+10 Oldies (pub. 1916)

Task: 35
Season Total: 100


message 34: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2293 comments 15.1 A Counting game

read in order (ascending)

Homecoming by Belva Plain

15 task
___
15

Running total: 75


message 35: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1817 comments Task 10.5 Always a Bridesmaid
Read any work which has been nominated for (short or longlisted, runnerup, etc.) at least one award, but has never won any award. Awards must appear in the awards section on the GR book page.

The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays (2009) by Chinua Achebe [823.914]
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for NonFiction (2010)

+10 Task
+05 Combo (#10.2 No O)
+10 Non-Western Author (Nigeria)

Task Total: 10 + 05 + 10 = 25

Grand Total: 40 + 25 = 65


message 36: by Ed (last edited Jun 06, 2017 09:27AM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 2331 comments 10.7 Marked Name (Anika's Task)

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

task= 10
combo= 10 (10.2; 10.9-actor- the book is about the making of the play...not the play itself.)

task total=20

grand total=75

(setting entirely in the USA)


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11668 comments Post 15 Connie wrote: "20.3 Historical

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Set in multiple countries

+20 task
+ 5 combo 10.2

Task total: 25
Season total: 25"


This is Alyan's debut novel, and, although one of her poetry books has a mere 88 pages, RwS has always treated poetry somewhat different as to book length. The other two books of poetry are longer than 100 pages, and I will allow this for 20.10.


message 38: by Connie (last edited Jun 06, 2017 01:30PM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1279 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Post 15 Connie wrote: "20.3 Historical

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Set in multiple countries

+20 task
+ 5 combo 10.2

Task total: 25
Season total: 25"

This is Aly..."


Thanks, Elizabeth. Could I please change it to:

Task 20.10 Debut

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

+20 task
+10 combo 20.3, 10.2

Task total: 30
Season total: 30


message 39: by Karin (new)

Karin 15.4 A Counting Game

20th Century - Female Authors
Titles in numerical order

Strong Women Stay Young by Miriam E. Nelson

+15 Task (4 word title)
Season Total: 60


message 40: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Jun 07, 2017 02:39PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2251 comments 20.1 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany

Task + 20 (From the Can't Wait Books 2016 list #8)
Style+ 10 (10.3 U's Have It, Cursed, 20.6 Young Men-Albus Potter is under 18 and a male main character)
Book Total: 30
Grand Total: 30


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11668 comments 15.1 ACG

Male, 20th Century, Numerical order

Burr by Gore Vidal

+15 Task

Grand total = 15 (I'm on the board!)

Setting: USA


message 42: by Coralie (last edited Jun 09, 2017 04:32PM) (new)

Coralie | 2246 comments 20.6 Young Men

This Census-Taker by China Miéville

+20 Task
+15 Combo (10.2, 10.5, 10.7)

Post Total: 35
Season Total: 50

Edited to change 10.6 to 10.7 in combo.


message 43: by Coralie (last edited Jun 07, 2017 06:22PM) (new)

Coralie | 2246 comments 15.9 A Counting Game

20th Century Male

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima

Task: 15 (9 word title)

Season Total: 65

Set in Japan


Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 859 comments 10.1 Instant Replay
Andrew Johnson by Annette Gordon-Reed

+10 Task Eligible for 20.5 foundation, Ms. Gordon-Reed, born 1958
+10 Combo, 10.6 (Andrew-anagram), 10.7 Marked by name

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 35


message 45: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2246 comments 10.2 No O

Hammered by Kevin Hearne

+10 Task


Post Total: 10
Season Total: 75


message 46: by Karin (new)

Karin 15.5 A Counting Game

20th Century - Female Authors
Titles in numerical order

A Fool and His Honey by Charlaine Harris

+15 Task (5 word title)
Season Total: 75


message 47: by Valerie (last edited Jun 07, 2017 12:53PM) (new)

Valerie Brown | 2293 comments 10.2 No O

Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie

(England)

10 task
10 oldie
____
20

Running total: 95


message 48: by Karin (new)

Karin 20.8 Frosty June
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

+20 task
+15 Combo (previously confirmed the first 2) 20.1 Popular Lists, 20.2 Historical, 10.2 no O in author’s name

Task Total = 35
Season Total = 110


message 49: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2246 comments 20.3 Historical

The Cross of Lead by Avi
Lexile 780

+20 Task


Post Total: 20
Season Total: 95


message 50: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5884 comments Natalie *Amberjune* wrote: "20.3 Historical

From Post 6

Girl at War by Sara Nović

+20 task

Season total: 20"


+5 Combo 10.7


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