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message 1: by Rachael (last edited Dec 22, 2017 05:36AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3019 comments MUST READ BOOKS
Duration: 1 January 2018-31 March 2018


You may have heard of Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Many of us probably have a personal challenge to read them all. This quarter, we want to help you with that goal.
For this challenge, read as many of the 1001 books as you can. Obviously, we don't expect you to read them all in three months, but let's see how many we can cross off our lists.
The complete list can be found here

Mindy will be leading this challenge. Thanks, Mindy!


message 2: by Amanda (last edited Feb 15, 2018 12:01PM) (new)

Amanda | 526 comments I'm going to read 3, although hopefully I'll check off a few more throughout the rest of the year as well.

1/3

1. The Hobbit
2.
3.


message 3: by Lindsay (last edited Mar 28, 2018 02:56AM) (new)


message 4: by Mie (last edited Mar 05, 2018 11:19AM) (new)

Mie | 1877 comments Please put me down for 4 books :-)

COMPLETE ✔️
Far from the Madding Crowd - 2,5⭐️
Uncle Tom's Cabin - 4,5⭐️
The Time Machine - 2⭐️
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - 3⭐️


message 5: by Dominique (last edited Jan 21, 2018 02:29AM) (new)


message 6: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 49 comments 0/3


message 7: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 2714 comments I'll try for 5


message 8: by Lauri (new)

Lauri Saplad (otwlauri) | 137 comments Lauri's Spot!

0 / 3


I'm in for 3. These 3, God help me!

The Picture of Dorian Grey

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Oliver Twist


message 9: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Burton | 234 comments I'm in for 3

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


message 10: by Mindy (last edited Apr 04, 2018 03:41PM) (new)

Mindy Jones (mindyrecycles) 5/4

1. Middlemarch COMPLETED MAR 10

2. The Secret History COMPLETED MAR 23

3. The Golden Notebook COMPLETED MAR 12

4. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories COMPLETED JAN 26

5. Mrs. Dalloway COMPLETED MAR 31


message 11: by Charity (last edited Jan 18, 2018 05:54PM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 1465 comments I'm going to try for 3.

1/3

1. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami 1/17/18
2.
3.


message 12: by Mindy (last edited Apr 04, 2018 03:20PM) (new)

Mindy Jones (mindyrecycles) SaraKat 5/5 COMPLETED JANUARY 27
Lindsay 4/3 COMPLETED JANUARY 28
Anna 3/3 COMPLETED FEBRUARY 21
Ilona 2/2 COMPLETED FEBRUARY 21
Erin (message 24) 3/3 COMPLETED FEBRUARY 22
Becky 4/4 COMPLETED FEBRUARY 27
Evelyn 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 5
Mie 4/4 COMPLETED MARCH 5
Michelle 5/5 COMPLETED MARCH 8
Rachael 4/4 COMPLETED MARCH 9
Lucian 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 9
Jordynn 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 11
Tahera 2/2 COMPLETED MARCH 12
Sally (message 237) 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 12
Jennifer (message 128) 4/4 COMPLETED MARCH 14
Claire (message 52) 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 16
Amanda (message 41) 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 17
Margie 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 18
Susan 5/5 COMPLETED MARCH 19
Chalmation 3/4 COMPLETED MARCH 20
Heather 6/6 COMPLETED MARCH 22
Mindy 5/4 COMPLETED MARCH 23
JoJo 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 23
Candiss 3/3 COMPLETED MARCH 24
Karl 5/5 COMPLETED MARCH 24
Bernie 2/2 COMPLETED MARCH 25
Wayne 12/12 COMPLETED MARCH 25
Cat 6/6 COMPLETED MARCH 27
Sally (message 96) 4/4 COMPLETED MARCH 28


Abhinav 1/2
Aisha 0/7
AJ 0/3
Alora 0/3
Amanda (message 2) 1/3
Andrea (message 30) 0/5
Andrea (message 57) 0/3
Arushi 0/3
Ash 1/14
Blagica 0/5
Bri 0/3
Britt 0/5
Candice 0/3
Caraina 0/5
Carri 0/10
Cassandra 2/3
Celia 0/2
Charity 1/3
Christina 3/6
Claire (message 76) 0/3
Clare 2/3
Colleen 3/5
Cynthia 1/3
Dania 1/3
Dean J. 0/4
Debra 0/6
Deirdre 0/4
Delitealex 0/3
Diane 1/3
Dominique (message 5) 1/3
Dominique (message 70) 0/3
Elena 10/15
Emma 0/3
Erin (message 89) 0/5
Felicia 0/3
Frida 1/3
Hippie 0/1
Ilja 1/4
Inkeri 0/4
Izzie 0/1
Jaci 0/2
Jakob 1/2
Janine 0/3
Jennifer (message 9) 2/3
Jennifer (message 34) 0/6
Jenny 2/4
Jessica (message 47) 0/3
Jessica (message 51) 2/3
Jill (message 22) 2/3
Jill (message 225) 7/14
Julie 3/7
Kacey 0/2
Kade 0/10
Kadijah 0/4
Kalpana 0/3
Karen 0/3
Karin 0/8
Kat 1/3
Kate 0/3
Katherine 0/16
Katie 2/3
Katya 0/3
Kelly (message 43) 0/3
Kelly (message 149) 0/3
Kimberly 5/7
Kirsten 0/2
Krystsina 1/7
Kylie 0/5
l a i n e y 1/4
Lady 0/2
Lauri 0/3
Leah 3/5
Lisa 1/3
Lois
Loulou 1/3
Lynnette 0/3
Maggie 0/3
MaineCoonCat88 0/3
Malola 0/5
Maris 0/5
Mary
Matilde 0/2
Maxine 2/5
Mikayla 0/5
Nat 0/3
Nicolle 0/3
Nina 3/4
Paula 0/3
Priya 0/3
Q 0/3
Rachel (message 44) 2/4
Rachel (message 75) 0/4
Rachel (message 83) 0/3
Ramesh 4/?
Ranmali 1/2
Ras 0/3
ReadingByTheSea 0/3
Richelle 0/3
Sapir 0/3
Sarah 0/2
SarahP 0/3
Sean 0/3
Sherece 0/3
Sherry 0/3
Soe Wai Yan 0/3
Stacey 1/3
Stefani 7/10
Suzana 0/3
Thida 0/4
Ula 1/3
Vikki 0/3
Waco 2/3
Winter 0/3

Updated through message 283.


message 13: by Anna (last edited Feb 21, 2018 02:32AM) (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments I'm in for 3 books.

***COMPLETE***

1. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 08.02.2018 ★★★★☆
2. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 21.02.2018 ★☆☆☆☆
3. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami 19.02.2018 ★★★★☆

3/3


message 14: by Nina (last edited Mar 19, 2018 12:08AM) (new)


message 15: by Tahera (new)

Tahera | 97 comments I will go for two at present but I am not putting down the names of the books yet...

0/2


message 16: by Ilona, Welcome Committee (last edited Feb 21, 2018 08:31AM) (new)

Ilona | 3811 comments Mindy wrote: "I will lead this one. :-) "

Thank you, Mindy!

Please put me down for 2 books:
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park

2/2


message 17: by Rachael (last edited Mar 09, 2018 11:50AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3019 comments I'm going to try for 4 books please.

COMPLETED: 4/4
1. The Picture of Dorian Gray read 2 February, ***
2. Les Misérables read 3 March, **** with review
3. Brave New World read 6 March, ****
4. The Thirty-Nine Steps read 9 March, ** with review


message 18: by Margie (last edited Mar 18, 2018 03:23PM) (new)

Margie | 664 comments I'm aiming for two. I've been wanting to read The Count of Monte Cristo and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for quite awhile. EDIT: Updated goal to 3.

Progress as of 3/18/18: Read 3/2

1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2. The Count of Monte Cristo - Whew!!
3. To Kill a Mockingbird


message 19: by Jenny (last edited Mar 01, 2018 07:20AM) (new)


message 20: by Sean (new)

Sean | 33 comments Yes, I'll take this one on, thanks Rachael/Mindy. I'll try for:


A Tale of Two Cities

The Red and the Black

Demons

cheers


message 21: by Kimberly (last edited Mar 26, 2018 07:48AM) (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 117 comments I'll go for 7! Not sure how many I'll get through but might as well try:

1. War and Peace January 13,2018
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray February 17, 2018
3. Far from the Madding Crowd January 28, 2018
4. Ulysses March 12, 2018
5. Persuasion
6. Cold Comfort Farm
7. A Tale of Two Cities March 24, 2018


message 22: by Jill (last edited Feb 06, 2018 08:09AM) (new)

Jill Tool | 169 comments I'm going to go for 3 that's one a month and I'm sure I'll read more as the year progresses. This would also be a good one for the Listopia Challenge

Completed: 2/3

1. Anna Karenina...Finished 1/18/18
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray...Finished 2/5/18
3.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


message 23: by Chalmation (last edited Mar 20, 2018 01:09PM) (new)

Chalmation | 1906 comments I'm in for 4.

4/4
COMPLETE

The Shining Finished 1/20/18
Anna Karenina Finished 3/5/18
The Godfather Finished 3/14/18
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Finished 3/20/18


message 24: by Erin (last edited Feb 22, 2018 09:21AM) (new)

Erin Young (erinzo) | 177 comments I'll go for 3, 1 a month :)

Cloud Atlas
Middlesex
The Bell Jar
1984

Progress - 3/3


message 25: by Candiss (last edited Mar 24, 2018 03:12PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments I have been plugging away at the 1001 list for years, so I'm happy to have a nudge to make headway. I will aim for 3 books, 1 for each month in the quarter.


1. Reasons to Live - Amy Hempel
2. Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
3. The Purloined Letter - Edgar Allan Poe

Read: 3/3 - COMPLETED!


message 26: by Q (new)

Q | 94 comments One each month for me

0/3 Complete

1.
2.
3.


message 27: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 comments I'm in for 5 books. Thank you for hosting Mindy.


message 28: by Mindy (new)

Mindy Jones (mindyrecycles) My pleasure, Blagica. Welcome to all who've joined the challenge so far, and good luck to all of us!


message 30: by The Book Girl (new)

The Book Girl (thebookishgirl) | 166 comments I'll try for 5

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


message 31: by Malola (new)

Malola (the_queen_bee_malola) | 49 comments I go for 5.


message 32: by Lisa (last edited Dec 25, 2017 07:07AM) (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3262 comments Yes! I'll try for my lucky number: 3!
Thanks for leading, Mindy!


message 33: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Hi Mindy!

I'm going for 4. This list is a life goal for me.


message 34: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 25, 2018 12:12PM) (new)


message 35: by Debra (last edited Mar 25, 2018 09:38AM) (new)


message 36: by Inkeri (new)

Inkeri Hey!
I'll try to go for 4 books for this challenge

MUST READ BOOKS
Duration: 1 January 2018-31 March 2018


1. Jumalat juhlivat öisin by Donna Tartt
(in English: The Secret History)

2. Linnunradan käsikirja liftareille by Douglas Adams
(in English: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

3. Kärpästen herra by William Golding
(in English: Lord of the Flies)

4. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
(in English: The Black Dahlia)


message 37: by Kylie (new)

Kylie Cantwell | 560 comments I'll go for 5.


message 38: by Maxine (last edited Feb 22, 2018 03:41AM) (new)

Maxine Robinson I'm in for 5 thanks

2/5

1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Done
2. Alias Grace DONE


message 39: by Maris (last edited Jan 19, 2018 05:42PM) (new)

Maris (maristocratic) | 147 comments I'm signing up for 5, thank you! :)

1. The Fellowship of the Ring (It said Lord Of The Rings and since this is the first book I presume it counts alone)
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
5.The Handmaid's Tale


message 40: by Ras Tazie (new)

Ras Tazie | 128 comments 0/3
one hundred years if solitude


message 41: by Amanda (last edited Mar 17, 2018 02:36PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1348 comments Must Read Books
Duration: 1 January 2018-31 March 2018


1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Completed 22/1/18 Rating 4 stars
2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Completed 6/3/18 Rating 5 stars
3. The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende
Completed 15/3/18 Rating 3 stars


3/3

Challenge completed


message 42: by ReadingByTheSea (last edited Feb 23, 2018 12:57AM) (new)

ReadingByTheSea | 20 comments Indeed this is everyone's ongoing challenge :) I'm in for 3.

2/3

1. The River Between, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o *** 1/1/18
2. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tadeusz Borowski *****18/2/18


message 43: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 1000 comments Please sign me up for 3 books.

Must Read Books
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 2018

For this challenge, read as many of the 1001 books as you can. Obviously, we don't expect you to read them all in three months, but let's see how many we can cross off our lists.

1. Memoirs of a Geisha
2. Brave New World
3. Sense and Sensibility

Read: 0/3 books


message 44: by Rachel (last edited Mar 27, 2018 11:41AM) (new)

Rachel (desalyseanada) I'm in for 4!

Progress: 2/4

The Invisible Man
The Old Man and the Sea
Slaughterhouse-Five
Lord of the Flies

Unfortunately life caught up to me in March and I was unable to complete this challenge. However, I plan on reading the 2 remaining books next month!


message 45: by Becky (last edited Feb 27, 2018 06:32PM) (new)


message 46: by Dean J. (new)

Dean J. (deanjksmith) | 23 comments Put me down for 4, please.


message 47: by Jessica (new)

Jessica H (Minnesota) (jessicah-mn) | 74 comments Count me in.

I’ll read 3.


message 48: by JoJo (last edited Mar 23, 2018 03:47AM) (new)

JoJo (jojo2013) | 813 comments I'm going to go with 3.

3/3

1. 1984 by George Orwell, finished on 29 January
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, finished on 10 January.
3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, finished on 23 March

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 49: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt (last edited Jan 15, 2018 08:26PM) (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments I'd like to aim for 10 please.

1. Wuthering Heights


message 50: by L A i N E Y ~back in a bit~ (last edited Jan 31, 2018 06:26PM) (new)


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