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message 1: by Ellen (last edited Dec 02, 2018 05:14AM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments Challenges (certainly more to be added)
✓PBT monthly
✓Decathlon
✓Listopia
✔Read 100 Books
✓Nicole's Culture Challenge
✓Co-worker's challenge
✓Modern Mrs. Darcy
✓Schertz Library Extreme Book Nerd Challenge
✓Fall Flurry


message 2: by Joni (new)

Joni | 608 comments Mine looks just the same. :)

I need to get to planning.


message 3: by Ellen (last edited Nov 18, 2018 05:08PM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments PBT Decathlon:

January (tribute to Linda) - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew J. Sullivan
February - (TBR last book) - Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach
March - (all 3 voting choices: illustrated, autobiography, classic) The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui (illustrated, autobiography)
The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka (classic)
April - (randomized from 10 choices) - Tips for Living - Renee Shafransky
May - (Man Booker short list) - A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler
June - (book relating to life event of last 10 years) - Trains and Lovers - Alexander McCall Smith
July - (buddy read) -Garbage Night - Jen Lee
August - (recommended in August tag discussion) - Journey to Munich - Jacqueline Winspear
September - (administrator 5 star rating - friendship) - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
October - answer 10 questions


message 4: by Ellen (last edited Dec 05, 2018 04:26AM) (new)


message 5: by Ellen (last edited Jan 01, 2019 04:59AM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments Read 100 Books:

1. Two Kinds of Truth - Michael Connelly
2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory - Caitlin Doughty
3. The Rooster Bar - John Grisham
4. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew J. Sullivan
5. The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
6. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus - Richard Preston
7. Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodriguez
8. The Music Shop - Rachel Joyce
9. Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling - Michael CannellThe Child
10. So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson
11. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
12. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
13. The Child - Fiona Barton
14. In the Shadow of the Banyan - Vaddey Ratner
15. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach
16. ShrinkLits: Seventy of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size - Maurice Sagoff
17. Fierce Kingdom - Gin Phillips
18. Parting Shot - Linwood Barclay
19. Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh
20. Invisible Ellen - Shari Shattuck
21. The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah
22. Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
23. The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui
24. Garvey's Choice - Nikki Grimes
25. The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
26. Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat - Chris Stewart
27. The Bridge Ladies - Betsy Lerner
28. Love and Other Consolation Prizes - Jamie Ford
29. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith - Jon Krakauer
30. Home Front - Kristin Hannah
31. The Flight Attendant - Chris Bohjalian
32. Uncommon Type: Some Stories - Tom Hanks
33. Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail - Malika Oufkir
34. Tips for Living - Renee Shafransky
35. Every Note Played - Lisa Genova
36. The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family - Josh Hanagarne
37. A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy
38. The Hummingbird - Stephen P. Kiernan
39. Artemis - Andy Weir
40. Heartburn - Nora Ephron
41. A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler
42. Because I Am Furniture - Thalia Chaltas
43. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage - M.C. Beaton
44. Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
45. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist - M.C. Beaton
46. I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual - Luvvie Ajayi
47. Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner - Judy Melinek
48. The Breakdown - B.A. Paris
49. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors - Roddy Doyle
50. Ten Women - Marcela Serrano
51. The Skin Collector - Jeffery Deaver
52. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond
53. The Woman in Cabin 10 -Ruth Ware
54. Lost Light - Michael Connelly
55. Claire of the Sea Light - Edwidge Danticat
56. This is How It Always Is - Laurie Frankel
57. Never Let You Go - Chevy Stevens
58. Words with Wings - Nikki Grimes
59. The Good Girl - Mary Kubica
60. Esperanza Rising - Pam Munoz Ryan
61. Trains and Lovers - Alexander McCall Smith
62. Ross Poldark - Winston Graham
63. The Real Michael Swann - Bryan Reardon
64. In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume
65. A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding - Jackie Copleton
66. The Girlfriend - Michelle Frances
67. Keep Quiet - Lisa Scottoline
68. Garbage Night - Jen Lee
69. Kinsey and Me: Stories - Sue Grafton
70. The Running Man - Stephen King
71. Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes - Cathy Holton
72. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death-M.C, Beaton
73. That Kind of Mother - Rumaan Alam
74. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham - M.C. Beaton
75. Us Against You - Fredrik Backman
76. The Bookshop of Yesterdays - Amy Meyerson
77. There There - Tommy Orange
78. A Noise Downstairs - Linwood Barclay
79. Lucky Boy - Shanthi Sekaran
80. Journey to Munich - Jacqueline Winspear
81. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden - M.C. Beaton
82. Beyond the High Blue Air - Lu Spinney
83. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam - M.C. Beaton
84. 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany - Steven Pressman
85. Dumplin' - Julie Murphy
86. The Almost Sisters - Joshilyn Jackson
87. 84, Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff
88. Sweet Water - Christina Baker Kline
89. Tangerine - Christine Mangan
90. Rust & Stardust - T. Greenwood
91. The House I Loved - Tatiana de Rosnay
92. The Ninth Hour - Alice McDermott
93. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
94. Meet Me at the Museum - Anne Youngson
95. Most Wanted - Lisa Scottoline
96. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell - M.C. Beaton
97. I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life - Anne Bogel
98. The Hypnotist's Love Story - Liane Moriarty
99. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came - M.C. Beaton
100. Out Of Range - C.J. Box
101. Three Little Words: A Memoir - Ashely Rhodes-Courter
102. The Book of Polly - Kathy Hepinstall
103. The Virgin Blue - Tracy Chevalier
104. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate - M.C. Beaton
105. The Outsider - Stephen King
106. The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
107. Still Life - Louise Penny
108. Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell
109. Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
110. Sea Prayer - Khaled Hosseini
111. The One-in-a-Million Boy - Monica Wood
112. A Spark of Light-Jodi Picoult
113. Elevation - Stephen King
114. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House - M.C. Beaton
115. Dark Sacred Night - Michael Connelly
116. The Reckoning - John Grisham
117. Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience - Melanie Kirkpatrick
118. Harry's Trees - Jon Cohen
119. Nine Perfect Strangers - LThe PromiseThe Promiseiane Moriarty
120. The Deadly Dance - M.C. Beaton
121. Three Things About Elsie - Joanna Cannon
122. Christmas on the Island - Jenny Colgan
123. Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek - Maya Van Wagenen
124. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death - Maggie O'Farrell
125. The Promise - Robert Crais
126. Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns
127. The Perfect Paragon - M. C. Beaton
128. The Stone Monkey - Jeffrey Deaver
129. Chase - Linwood Barclay
130. Look Alive Twenty-Five - Janet Evanovich
131. Loving Frank - Nancy Horan
132. Escape - Linwood Barclay
133. Pretty Baby - Mary Kubica


message 6: by Ellen (last edited May 26, 2018 07:20PM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments Nicole's Culture Challenge:

1. The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
2. Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodriguez
3. In the Shadow of the Banyan - Vaddey Ratner
4. The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui
5. Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail - Malika Oufkir
6. Ten Women - Marcela Serrano


message 7: by Ellen (last edited Jun 02, 2018 05:44AM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments Co-Worker's Challenge:

(Laurie) The Hummingbird by Stephen Kieran - completed 4/28/18 ✓
(Natalie) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond ✓
(Courtney) Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen - completed 5/10/18 ✓
(Karen) Beartown by Fredrik Backman ~~ completed in 2017 ✓
(Joni) The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner - completed 3/12/18 ✓
(April) So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson - completed 1/25/18 ✓
(Regina) Heartburn by Nora Ephron (audio) - completed 5/3/18 ✓


message 8: by Ellen (last edited Jun 12, 2018 07:23PM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge:

✓1. a classic you've been meaning to read - Lord of the Flies - William Golding
✓2. a book recommended by someone with great taste - The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus - Richard Preston
✓3. a book in translation - The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
✓4. a book nominated for an award in 2018 - The Breakdown - B.A. Paris
✓5.a book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory - Caitlin Doughty
✓6. a book you can read in a day - The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui
✓7. a book that's more than 500 pages - Never Let You Go - Chevy Stevens
✓8. a book by a favorite author - Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
✓9. a book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller - So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson
✓10. a banned book - Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
✓11. a memoir, biography or book of creative nonfiction - Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodgriguez
✓12. a book by an author of a different race, ethnicity or religion than your own - The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid


message 9: by Jeremiah (new)

Jeremiah Cunningham | 689 comments The Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge looks like a very enjoyable challenge. I don't have room for another one, but I might have to remember this one for next year.


Michelle (MichelleBookAddict) (maslme) | 186 comments Ellen wrote: "Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge::"

Ya a fellow Modern Mrs Darcy challenge. I wanted to try this last year but was in a reading slump. Hoping this year will be better and that this challenge will help.


message 11: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments This is the first one I have attempted and it seems fairly easy. I understand last year's was rather long. I hope you have a much better reading year, Michelle.


message 12: by Ellen (last edited Jun 23, 2018 07:14PM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments 2018 Extreme Book Nerd Challenge (Schertz Public Library year long challenge) Begins February 1, 2018

✓A book by a favorite author - Parting Shot - Linwood Barclay
✓The first book in a series you haven't read before - Ross Poldark - Winston Graham
✓A book adapted into a movie - Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
✓A book that has been on your MUST READ LIST - Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
✓A book from a 2018 LibraryReads List - The Flight Attendant - Chris Bohjalian
✓A book with under 150 pages - Garvey's Choice - Nikki Grimes
✓A book published in 2018 - The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah
✓A graphic novel - The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui
✓A biography or memoir - The Bridge Ladies - Betsy Lerner
✓A current New York Times bestseller - Every Note Played - Lisa Genova
✓A book considered a classic - The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
✓A book you can finish in a day - Words with Wings - Nikki Grimes
✓A banned book - Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh
✓A book set somewhere you would like to travel - The Woman Who Walked Into Doors - Roddy Doyle
✓A book of poetry - ShrinkLits: Seventy of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size - Maurice Sagoff
✓A YA or TEEN book of your choice - Because I Am Furniture - Thalia Chaltas
✓A self-help or self improvement book - I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual - Luvvie Ajayi
✓A book with a title that describes your life - Invisible Ellen - Shari Shattuck
✓An audiobook or eaudiobook - Fierce Kingdom - Gin Phillips
✓A book about science - Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach
✓A book based on a true story - In the Shadow of the Banyan - Vaddey Ratner
✓A book with the ocean on the cover - Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat - Chris Stewart
✓A book with a red cover or spine - The Skin Collector - Jeffery Deaver
✓A book with pictures - Baby Monkey, Private Eye - Brian Selznick
✓A book set in a hotel/motel - A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy


message 13: by Ellen (last edited Dec 02, 2018 05:08AM) (new)

Ellen | 2087 comments Fall Flurry of Holidays Challenge:

October - The Outsider - Stephen King
November - Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience - Melanie Kirkpatrick
December - Christmas on the Island - Jenny Colgan


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