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message 1: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Dec 23, 2017 11:57AM) (new)

Jan | 12651 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018


Below is a list of Travel Resolutions for the New Year. You get to choose the ones that resonate with you and complete the corresponding tasks.

** But There is a Twist!! **
You MUST choose and post your chosen resolutions BEFORE you begin the challenge. No changing once you start.


Please choose & level when you sign up.
Level 1: Choose 12 resolutions and complete the tasks
Level 2: Choose 18 resolutions and complete the tasks
Level 3: Choose 24 resolutions and complete the tasks

Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and repost in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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Resolutions

⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries.
⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre.
⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year.
⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.
⇨ Stay Fit on the Road
Read a book where the MC exercises regularly or is extremely health conscious.
⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.


message 2: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Feb 20, 2019 04:05PM) (new)

Jan | 12651 comments Participants

Bev(baglady) ~ Level 3 COMPLETED
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Denise ~ Level 1 COMPLETED
Jan ~ Level 3 COMPLETED
Jillian ~ Level 2 COMPLETED
Karen ~ Level 2 COMPLETED
Karen ♐ ~ Level 1 COMPLETED
Kathryn ~ Level 3
Kim E ~ Level 2
Lena ~ Level 3
Marina ~ Level 3 COMPLETED
~Michelle~ Level 3
Olivermagnus ~ Level 3 COMPLETED
Patrizia ~ Level 2 COMPLETED
Rosa ~ Level 2 COMPLETED
Sarah ~ Level 3 COMPLETED
Sunshine ~ Level 3 COMPLETED
Tanya ~ Level 3
Viji ~ Level 3


message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Apr 12, 2018 02:21PM) (new)

Jan | 12651 comments My Spot - going for Level 3

2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
24/24

Resolutions

⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
Sovereign by C.J. Sansom 1/26/18****
⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - England, Italy & Austria
Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell 1/10/18***
⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
Music From Standing Waves by Johanna Craven 2/7/18***
⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges (A-Z Real Life Place/Spring Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan/African Safari Adventure)
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 3/14/18****
⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray 3/23/18*****
⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
In the Middle of the Third Planet's Most Wonderful of Oceans: The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar 1/8/18****

Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake, #3) by C.J. Sansom Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell Music From Standing Waves by Johanna Craven Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray In the Middle of the Third Planet's Most Wonderful of Oceans The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar by Everett Peacock

⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - Scotland
book:Absolution By Murder|18891938] by Peter Tremayne 1/3/17****
⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
Kaua'i Me a River by JoAnn Bassett 2/8/18
⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR (30)
A Little Bit of Grace by Phoebe Fox 1/21/18****
⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan 1/18/18**
⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - London.
Death at the Café by Alison Golden 1/13/18****
⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in (California)
A Dead Red Heart by R.P. Dahlke 3/10/18***

Absolution By Murder (Sister Fidelma, #1) by Peter Tremayne Kaua'i Me a River (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series) by JoAnn Bassett Raining Men and Corpses (Raina Sun Mystery #1) by Anne R. Tan A Little Bit of Grace by Phoebe Fox Death at the Café (Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery #0.5) by Alison Golden A Dead Red Heart (A Dead Red, #2) by R.P. Dahlke

⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
MacDeath by Cindy Brown 1/6/18***
⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
South to Alaska by Nancy Owens Barnes 2/25/18**
⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost 1/15/18***
⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
Flash by Donna Ball 2/15/18******
⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars. Kim E.Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine 2/22/18****
⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
Hurricane Season by Michaela Thompson 1/13/18**

MacDeath (An Ivy Meadows Mystery, #1) by Cindy Brown South to Alaska by Nancy Owens Barnes Pancakes and Corpses (Peridale Cafe Mystery #1) by Agatha Frost Flash (Dogleg Island Mystery #1) by Donna Ball Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1) by Rachel Caine Hurricane Season (Florida Panhandle Mystery, #1) by Michaela Thompson

⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.
Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle 3/2/18***
⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Case of the Screaming Beauty by Alison Golden 1/12/18****
⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 1/5/18*****
⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life by Jane Christmas 3/7/18****
⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
A Crown of Lights by Phil Rickman 2/2/18***
⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
The Sound of Running Horses by Donna Ballv2/17/18****

Sweet Tea and Secrets (Adams Grove, #1) by Nancy Naigle The Case of the Screaming Beauty (Inspector David Graham #1) by Alison Golden Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1) by Laura Ingalls Wilder And Then There Were Nuns Adventures in a Cloistered Life by Jane Christmas A Crown of Lights (Merrily Watkins, #3) by Phil Rickman The Sound of Running Horses (Dogleg Island Mystery #2) by Donna Ball


message 4: by Jillian (last edited Nov 11, 2018 08:16PM) (new)

Jillian | 1540 comments Level 2 Resolutions

1.⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long. pages 509
Imager's Battalion (Imager Portfolio, #6) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. Imager's Battalion/L.E. Modesitt Jr. 5/8/18 ★★★

2.⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries. United States, Scotland, & Mexico
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher Changes/Jim Butcher 3/19/18 ★★★


3.⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3) by Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth/Jules Verne 2/2/18 ★★★ original language French

4.⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
2018 Travel Journal, Ongoing Interactive I Spy Cover Game & Spell the Continents
Notorious RBG The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg/Irin Carmon 2/13/18 ★★★★★

5.⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak I Am the Messenger/Markus Zusak 1/7/17 ★★★★★

6.⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford The Incredible Journey/Sheila Burnford 1/15/18★★★★

7.⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
Chile
33 Men by Jonathan Franklin 33 Men/Jonathan Franklin 2/11/18 ★★★★

8.⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger Etiquette & Espionage/Gail Carriger 1/21/18 ★★★★

9.⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR. 56 Ratings
On the Slam (A Bridge Club Mystery Book 1) by Honor Hartman On the Slam/Honor Hartman 1/3/17

10.⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights/Emily Brontë 4/23/18 ★★★★

11.⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year. 2012
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell/Susanna Clarke 11/11/18 ★★★

12.⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook. audiobook
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien The Two Towers/J.R.R. Tolkien 1/29/18 ★★★★★

13.⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis/J.D. Vance 1/16/18 ★★★★

14.⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein A Sudden Light/Garth Stein 2/4/18 ★★★★★

15.⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1) by Craig Johnson The Cold Dish/Craig Johnson 1/14/17 ★★★

16.⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb The Unquiet Grave/Sharyn McCrumb 2/25/18 ★★★

17.⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Britt-Marie Was Here/Fredrik Backman 7/22/18 ★★★★★

18.⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffehouse Mystery, #5) by Cleo Coyle Decaffeinated Corpse/Cleo Coyle 2/16/18 ★★★★


message 5: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12651 comments Welcome Jillian!


message 6: by Denise (last edited Feb 07, 2018 06:09AM) (new)

Denise | 2510 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

12/12 Level 1

√1. Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries. Sweden and Spain The Beige Man by Helene Tursten 1.8.18

√2. Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language. Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka. 1.1.18 German to English

√3. Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert. - The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell 1.30.18 was an Audible Daily Deal

√4. Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card. Gift for audible.com Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 1.18.18

√5. Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
Into Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridason 1.5.18
takes place in Iceland.

√6. Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

√7. Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where. The Monkey's Wrench by Primo Levi 1.16.18 One of the cities where the story is located is Turin, Italy which I would like to see some day.

√8. Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year. Joined GR 2015 when this book was published and added to my TBR: Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon 2.7.18

√9. Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in. Ax by Ed McBain a fictional named town in New York, United States 1.20.18

√10. Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born. Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18 takes place durng the 1940s

√11. Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.: Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry 1.12.18

√12. Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading. When I Was a Soldier by Valerie Zennatti 1.24.18


message 7: by Marina H (last edited Dec 12, 2018 04:35AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Completed: 23/24

Resolutions
⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
✔ Read a book over 500 pages long:
Ukuelig by Laura Hillenbrand 640 p. 26/03/18

⇨ Obtain a Passport
✔ Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries: China & USA
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 14/01/18

⇨ Start Learning a New Language
✔ Read a book that has been translated from its original language - Japanese
The Boy in the Earth by Fuminori Nakamura 23/01/18

⇨ Plan Ahead
✔ Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges: A-Z real life locations, Spell the continents and Safari bingo
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley 29/01/18

⇨ Take a Solo Trip
✔ Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 01/01/18

⇨ Be More Adventurous
✔ Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 03/05/18

⇨ Go to a Different Country
✔ Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where: South Korea and Japan
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 22/02/18

⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
✔ Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre: Horror
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson 02/02/18

⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
✔ Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes 03/01/18

⇨ Visit a New City
✔ Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where: London
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella 24/03/18

⇨ Stop Putting it Off
✔ Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year: 2013
Serena by Ron Rash 09/01/18

⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
✔ Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
Den hemmelige kvinde by Anna Ekberg 18/01/18

⇨ Pack Lighter
✔ Read an ebook or audiobook
Der hænger en engel alene i skoven by Samuel Bjørk 07/01/18

⇨ Get Back to Nature
✔ Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah by Kristin Hannah 05/01/18

⇨ Splurge Once in a While
✔ Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
Bjørneby by Fredrik Backman 31/01/18

⇨ Unplug Completely
✔ Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
Stenhuggeren by Camilla Läckberg 11/03/18

⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
✔ Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris 20/01/18

⇨ Walk Down Main Street
✔ Read a book that takes place in a small town- Fjällbacka
Isprinsessen by Camilla Läckberg 28/01/18

⇨ Be More Spontaneous
✔ Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. Read a book from the first page of books.
Prodigy by Marie Lu 12/12/18

⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
✔ Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 11/01/18

⇨ Learn the Local History
✔ Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson 12/01/18

⇨ Have More Fun:
✔ Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich 28/03/18

⇨ Check out Free Events
✔ Read a book you checked out from the library.
Uglen dræber kun om natten by Samuel Bjørk 09/01/18

⇨ Take Time to Relax
✔ Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen 05/03/18


message 8: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 30, 2018 06:32PM) (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 535 comments I'll try Level 3

2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
23/24


⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long. OprahKitty Kelley 1/10/18 *

⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries. Lover's Leap Emily March 1/12/18 *** Australia and the United States

⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language. A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea Masaji Ishikawa 11/19/2018 ****

⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges. The Silent Sister Diane Chamberlain 1/19/18 ****

⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV. Escape Barbara Delinsky 2/1/18 ***

⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card. Do Not Forsake MeRosanne Bittner 4/18/18 ****

⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah 1/9/18 **** Takes place in South Africa

⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism1/5/18 **

⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR. Under a Texas Sky Dorothy Garlock 1/30/18 ***

⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre. The Pearl John Steinbeck 2/21/18 Classics are usually out of my comfort zone. I remember reading this in jr. high, not the story itself, but how much I disliked it. The majority of classics that I have read in school, I did not enjoy and therefore, I am wary of reading other classics.

⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where. Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women Marianne Monson 3/2/18 *** San Francisco

⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year. Haunted Virginia: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Old Dominion L.B. Taylor Jr. 10/14/18 **

⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in. The Great Fire Jim Murphy 2/13/18 ***

⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook. See Me Nicholas Sparks 1/16/18 ****

⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover. Follow the River James Alexander Thom 2/12/18 ***

⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed) Want You Stacy Finz 1/21/18 ****

⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars. The End of Your Life Book ClubWill Schwalbe 1/4/189 *

⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Fannie Flagg 3/7/18 **

⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.

⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before. Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger LaKesa Cox 2/4/18

⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born. Follow Your Heart Rosanne Bittner 1/2/18 ****

⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.

Food: A Love Story Jim Gaffigan 12/27/18 ****

⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library. Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder 1/30/18

⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading. The Time of My Life Patrick Swayze 2/13/18 *****


message 9: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12651 comments Enjoy the challenge Denise, Marina & Kathryn!!


message 10: by Olivermagnus (last edited May 17, 2018 02:43PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 617 comments I'll go for Level 3

2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
24
of 24 Complete

✔ Use More Vacation Days: - Read a book over 500 pages long.
The Winter Rose - Jennifer Donnelly - 1/15/18 - 736 pages
✔ Obtain a Passport - Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries.
Black Order - James Rollins - 51/10/18 - takes place in Denmark, Nepal and South Africa
✔ Start Learning a New Language - Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
The Scarred Woman - Jussi Adler-Olsen - 2/11/18 - translated from Danish
✔ Plan Ahead - Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
Overseas - Beatriz Williams - 4/28/18 - Challenges: The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Tra La, Spring Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan, and Spring Scavenger Hunt, Madrid Spell Out
✔ Take a Solo Trip - Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
The Woman in the Window - A.J. Finn - 2/4/18
✔ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel - Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston - 2/13/18 - birthday present
✔ Go to a Different Country - Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
The Saboteur - Andrew Gross - 2/5/18 - takes place in Norway
✔ Take More Weekend Getaways - Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
Watch Me Disappear - Janelle Brown - 3/9/18
✔ Get Off the Beaten Path - Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
Forgive Me - Joshua Corin - 5/15/18 - 30 ratings
✔ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone - Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre.
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - Dava Sobel - 1/8/18 - nonfiction science
✔ Visit a New City - Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
Talking to the Dead - Harry Bingham - 2/27/18 - set in Cardiff, Wales
✔ Stop Putting it Off - Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year.
All The Pretty Girls - J.T. Ellison - 5/9/18 - July, 2014
✔ Explore Your Own Backyard - Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
Desert Remains - Steven Cooper - 4/24/18 - takes place in Phoenix, Arizona where I live
✔ Pack Lighter - Read an ebook or audiobook.
Treachery in Death - J.D. Robb - 3/14/18 - audiobook
✔ Get Back to Nature - Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger - 5/16/18
Thunder Bay (Cork O'Connor, #7) by William Kent Krueger
✔ Unplug Completely - Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay - 2/15/18
✔ Ask for Local Recommendations - Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
The Hit - David Baldacci - 1/23/18 - Carol rated it 5 Stars
✔ Walk Down Main Street - Read a book that takes place in a small town.
- A Grave Issue - Lillian Bell - 4/18/18 - takes place in Verbena, California
✔ Be More Spontaneous - Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. Read a book from the first page of books.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid - 2/16/18
✔ Open Up and Talk to Strangers - Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Soulless - Gail Carriger - 1/7/18
✔ Learn the Local History - Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
A Night of Long Knives Rebecca Cantrell - 3/19/18 - takes place during WW2
✔ Have More Fun - Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues - Edward Kelsey Moore - 3/13/18
✔ Check out Free Events - Read a book you checked out from the library.
Frozen Stiff - Patrick Logan - 4/12/18
✔ Take Time to Relax - Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
Twisted Prey - John Sandford - 5/3/18


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Jan | 12651 comments Welcome Lynda!


message 12: by ~Michelle~ (last edited Mar 07, 2018 04:44PM) (new)

~Michelle~ (mlundy5) | 113 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Completed: 23/24


Resolutions

✔ 1. ⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
Faithless (Grant County, #5) by Karin Slaughter Faithless by Karin Slaughter 1-6-2018 | 4*

✔ 2. ⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
The Lady Who Sang High (Reed Ferguson #7) by Renee Pawlish The Lady Who Sang High by Renee Pawlish 2-10-2018 | 2*

✔ 3. ⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
The Zombie Room by R.D. Ronald The Zombie Room by R.D. Ronald 1-14-2018 | 2* {New 2 U Authors 2018, The Twelve Towers, 18 x 18 and others}

✔ 4. ⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
You've Been Warned by James Patterson You've Been Warned by James Patterson 2-21-2018 | 3*

✔ 5. ⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 3-7-2018 | 5*

✔ 6. ⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 1-2-2018 | 3* {Germany & France}

✔ 7. ⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr 1-9-2018 | 3*

✔ 8. ⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
One less thing to worry about uncommon wisdom for coping with common anxieties by Jerilyn Ross One less thing to worry about: uncommon wisdom for coping with common anxieties by Jerilyn Ross 1-1-2018 | 3* {36 ratings}

✔ 9. ⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell 1-18-2018 | 3*

✔ 10. ⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
How to Woo a Wallflower (Romancing the Rules, #3) by Christy Carlyle How to Woo a Wallflower by Christy Carlyle 1-27-2018 | 4* {London}

11. ⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year.

✔ 12. ⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
Tell No One by Harlan Coben Tell No One by Harlan Coben 2-13-2018 | 4*

✔ 13. ⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #6) by Joanne Fluke Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke 1-4-2018 | 3* {ebook}

✔ 14. ⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
The House Of Trembling Leaves by Julian Lees The House Of Trembling Leaves by Julian Lees 1-24-2018 | 3*

✔ 15. ⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 2-21-2018 | 4*

✔ 16. ⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber 1-11-2018 | 3*

✔ 17. ⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 1-8-2018 | 4* {Tracee}

✔ 18. ⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.
K is for Killer (Kinsey Millhone, #11) by Sue Grafton K is for Killer by Sue Grafton 2-1-2018 | 3*

✔ 19. ⇨ Stay Fit on the Road
Read a book where the MC exercises regularly or is extremely health conscious.
It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany 1-5-2018 | 4*

✔ 20. ⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 1-13-2018 | 3*

✔ 21. ⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
The Lilly Stars (Lilly Stars, #1) by Erin Waters The Lilly Stars by Erin Waters 1-17-2018 | 3*

✔ 22. ⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #1) by Spencer Quinn Dog on It by Spencer Quinn 1-15-2018 | 4*

✔ 23. ⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov 1-19-2018 | 4*

✔ 24. ⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 2-5-2018 | 4*


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Jan | 12651 comments Have fun Michelle!


message 14: by Karen ♐ (last edited Feb 23, 2018 11:54AM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 698 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
Level 1 - 12 Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
12/12


Resolutions

⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
- 580 pgs - Envy Sandra Brown - 1/24
Envy by Sandra Brown
⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
- Claimed Stacey Kennedy - 1/10
Claimed (Club Sin, #1) by Stacey Kennedy
⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where. - Mexico
- Dancing on Coals Ellen O'Connell - 1/14
Dancing on Coals by Ellen O'Connell
⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
- Desire After Dark Marie Force - 1/3
Desire After Dark (Gansett Island Series #15) by Marie Force
⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where. - New Orleans
- Defiant Queen Meghan March - 1/6
Defiant Queen (Mount Trilogy, #2) by Meghan March
⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in. - Illinois
- Unteachable Elliot Wake - 1/30
Unteachable by Elliot Wake
⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook
- Code of Silence Marliss Melton - 1/3
Code of Silence (Seal Team 12, #7.5) by Marliss Melton
⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
- Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
Memory in Death (In Death, #22) by J.D. Robb
⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
- Light After Dark Marie Force - 2/3
Light After Dark (Gansett Island Series, #16) by Marie Force
⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.
- Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive Ann Mayburn - 2/20
Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive (Submissive's Wish #2) by Ann Mayburn
⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
- Stanton Adore T.L. Swan - 1/17
Stanton Adore (Stanton, #1) by T.L. Swan
⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
- Sinful Empire Meghan March - 1/7
Sinful Empire (Mount Trilogy, #3) by Meghan March


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Jan | 12651 comments Welcome Karen! Be sure you choose your 12 resolutions before the first of the year.


message 16: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Sep 30, 2018 07:14AM) (new)

Patrizia | 1019 comments I have to study this one... I'll go for the second level but I have to decide my resolutions.

Level 2
18/18

⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
576 pages- Val McDermid, The Distant Echo 30 Sep. 2018
The Distant Echo (Inspector Karen Pirie #1) by Val McDermid

⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries.
Netherlands+Belgium: Maddy Hunter, Dutch Me Deadly 13 Jun. 2018
Dutch Me Deadly (Passport to Peril, #7) by Maddy Hunter

⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
from English to Italian: Sarina Bowen, Venuto Dal Freddo 22 May 2018
Venuto Dal Freddo (Gravity, #1) by Sarina Bowen

⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
this challenge, 2018 Travel Journal, New Zealand's Capital: Wellington, Austria: A Winter Wonderland, 'Tis the Season: South America Style, Safari Bingo: Laura Childs, Oolong Dead 20 Jan. 2018
Oolong Dead (A Tea Shop Mystery, #10) by Laura Childs

⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
Anna Premoli, Non ho tempo per amarti 26 Mar. 2018
Non ho tempo per amarti by Anna Premoli

⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
Switzerland- Tracee de Hahn, Swiss Vendetta 8 Feb. 2018
Swiss Vendetta by Tracee de Hahn

⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
Lynn Cahoon, Who Moved My Goat Cheese? 10 Jun. 2018
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon

⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
Agatha Frost, Cupcakes and Casualties 30 Apr. 2018
Cupcakes and Casualties (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Agatha Frost

⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Vivien Chien, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery 3 Apr. 2018
Death by Dumpling (Noodle Shop Mystery #1) by Vivien Chien

⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
Dublin- John Banville, False piste (=Vengeance) 6 Jan. 2018
False piste by Benjamin Black

⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
Italy- Lenz Koppelstätter, Omicidio sul ghiacciaio. Un'indagine del commissario Grauner 1 Jul. 2018
Omicidio sul ghiacciaio. Un'indagine del commissario Grauner by Lenz Koppelstätter

⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
Karen Rose Smith, Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes 2 Mar. 2018
Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #1) by Karen Rose Smith

⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
J.A. Whiting, Peril in Paxton Park 18 Mar. 2018
Peril in Paxton Park (A Paxton Park Mystery Book 1) by J.A. Whiting

⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
Paolo Ciampi, La strada delle legioni 24 Jun. 2018
La strada delle legioni by Paolo Ciampi

⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
Paige Shelton, Of Books and Bagpipes 2 Apr. 2018
Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Paige Shelton

⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
Ellery Adams, The Secret, Book and Scone Society 18 Aug. 2018
The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
Karen Barnett, Where the Fire Falls 16 Jul. 2018
Where the Fire Falls (Vintage National Parks, #2) by Karen Barnett

⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
Kendra Elliot, A Merciful Secret 29 Apr. 2018
A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick, #3) by Kendra Elliot


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Jan | 12651 comments Have fun choosing your tasks Patrizia! You can update message 16 - I will get you linked up.


message 18: by Bonita (last edited Jun 19, 2018 12:02PM) (new)

Bonita 2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018


24/24

Resolutions

1) ⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.

Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward 1/5/18 (502 pages)

2) ⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries.

White Dog Fell from the Sky by Eleanor Morse 2/11/18
Botswana and South Africa

3) ⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.

Sandstorm by James Rollins 4/3/18
CCC The Largest, Tallest, Heaviest, Deepest...and more (lightning on the cover)
TLC 2018 Locations A-Z (set in Oman)
WC Riding the Highways - Utah (8 in the page number)

4) ⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy 4/8/18

5) ⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.

Untraveled by Anna Hackett 1/10/18

6) ⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.

My Lord Immortality by Debbie Raleigh 1/15/18
set in London, UK (I live in the US)

7) ⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.

Eyes of Prey by John Sandford 2/9/18

8) ⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre.

The Shining by Stephen King 1/13/18 (horror)

9) ⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.

Sweet Victory by Gina L. Maxwell 2/3/18
(Las Vegas, Nevada)

10) ⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.

One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake 6/19/18
(set in Ohio)

11) ⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.

The Scam by Janet Evanovich 1/5/18 (audiobook)

12) ⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.

Bears A Year in the Life by Matthias Breiter Bears: A Year in the Life by Matthias Breiter 3/25/18

13) ⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.

Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James 3/27/18

14) ⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".

The Ghost and the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly 3/14/18

15) ⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker 2/13/18

16) ⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.

Incandescent by River Savage 3/1/18
(Amber)

17) ⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.

Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr 3/13/18

18) ⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle 4/2/18

19) ⇨ Stay Fit on the Road
Read a book where the MC exercises regularly or is extremely health conscious.

Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor 3/21/18
Siobhan runs most mornings.

20) ⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.

To the Last Man by Zane Grey 2/16/18

21) ⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.

Must Love More Kilts by Angela Quarles 1/9/18
set in 1689

22) ⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich 2/14/18

23) ⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.

At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie 3/15/18

24) ⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.

Last Puzzle & Testament by Parnell Hall 3/3/18


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Jan | 12651 comments Hope you enjoy the challenge Bonita!


message 20: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 698 comments Jan wrote: "Welcome Karen! Be sure you choose your 12 resolutions before the first of the year."

Fixed it. Thanks, Jan


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Jan | 12651 comments Perfect! Thanks Karen :)


message 22: by Viji (new)

Viji | 39 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Completed: 0/24

Resolutions

1. ⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
2. ⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries.
3. ⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
4. ⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
5. ⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
6. ⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
7. ⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
8. ⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
9. ⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
10. ⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
11. ⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre.
12. ⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
13. ⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
14. ⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year.
15. ⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
16. ⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
17. ⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
18. ⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
19. ⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
20. ⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
21. ⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.
⇨ Stay Fit on the Road
Read a book where the MC exercises regularly or is extremely health conscious.
22.. ⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
23. ⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
24. ⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.


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Jan | 12651 comments Enjoy the challenge Viji!!


message 24: by Viji (new)

Viji | 39 comments Jan wrote: "Enjoy the challenge Viji!!"

Thanks, Jan.


message 25: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 20, 2018 09:54AM) (new)

18/18

⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries. - Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie (UK, France, Turkey, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Greece) (1/7/18)
⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges. - Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta (1/27/18)
Austria Word Search (Factory)
Crazy Doughnut Flavor Part 1 (foreign word in title)
A-Z Covers 2018 (G - Glass)
A-Z Titles 2018
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Spell Out (A in Lamb)
The Smurfs Challenge 2.0 (book where a character has a doctorate degree)
Ongoing Interactive I Spy Cover Game (Strawberry on cover)

⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where. - Magic Mirror by Michaela Thompson (France) (1/6/18)
⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND. - - Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (1/2/18)
⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR. - Protected Mate by J.H. Croix (354 ratings) (1/4/18)
⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author. - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (2/9/18)
⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where. - A Scone to Die For by H.Y. Hanna (Oxford) (3/20/18)
⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year. - Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts (2015) (1/30/18)
⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook. - Taking Charge by Serenity Woods (ebook) (1/6/18)
⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover. - Elly Grant wrote Palm Trees in the Pyrenees (2/19/18)
Palm Trees in the Pyrenees (Death in the Pyrenees #1) by Elly Grant
⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery. - Christmas on the Last Frontier by J.H. Croix (1/10/18)
⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed) - All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (1/21/18)
⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town. - Alas, She Drowned by Monica Knightley (2/3/18)
⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books. - Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie (first on the random list) (3/6/18)
⇨ Stay Fit on the Road
Read a book where the MC exercises regularly or is extremely health conscious. - Claiming Dane by Pauline Allan (2/2/18)
⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before. - D. Nathan Hilliard wrote Shades: Eight Tales of Terror (1/14/18)
⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born. - Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh (1939) (2/10/18)
⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading. - Dark and Stormy Knights by P.N. Elrod and others (1/27/18)


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Jan | 12651 comments Welcome Rosa!


message 27: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Jun 30, 2018 01:16PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 239 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Level 3 - 24 Tasks

24/24


⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk, #2) by Dean Koontz The Whispering Room Dean Koontz 01/23/18
512 pages

⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich Hardcore Twenty-Four Janet Evanovich 01/23/18
Challenges used for: Spell the Continents, Travel Journal & Safari Bingo

⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
Without Warning by David Rosenfelt Without Warning David Rosenfelt 02/05/18

⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
True Crime Stories Volume 1 12 Terrifying True Crime Murder Cases (List of Twelve) by Ryan Becker True Crime Stories Volume 1: 12 Terrifying True Crime Murder Cases Ryan Becker 05/02/18

⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel Airborn Kenneth Oppel 04/24/18

⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell Vienna Nocturne Vivien Shotwell 01/31/18
takes place in Austria

⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
The Kept Woman (Will Trent, #8) by Karin Slaughter The Kept Woman Karin Slaughter 01/15/18

⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
Friends & Fauxs A Novel by Tracie Howard Friends & Fauxs: A Novel Tracie Howard 01/04/18 on 01/04/18 there are 58 ratings

⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre.
Genre - Fantasy
Gravity Falls Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! (Guide to Life) by Rob Renzetti Gravity Falls: Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! Rob Renzetti 02/04/18

⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah 04/22/2018

⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King Mr. Mercedes Stephen King 02/13/18

⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark All by Myself, Alone Mary Higgins Clark 01/18/18
Audio Book

⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
A Wonderlandiful World (Ever After High, #3) by Shannon Hale A Wonderlandiful WorldShannon Hale 06/27/18

⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon When Dimple Met Rishi Sandhya Menon 06/18/18 They hang out at the starbucks

⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry The Paris Vendetta Steve Berry 02/26/18

⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
Hitler's Forgotten Children A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity by Ingrid Von Oelhafen Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity Ingrid Von Oelhafen 02/14/18

⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
Final Girls by Riley Sager Final Girls Riley Sager 01/07/18
Kristy and Abbie rated this 5 stars

⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
End Game (Will Robie, #5) by David Baldacci End Game David Baldacci 01/22/18
Takes place in Grant Colorado

⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.
Welcome to Jimtown Where Animals Mean Funny Business by Sylvia Welner Welcome to Jimtown Sylvia Welner 01/28/18

⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Lies She Told by Cate Holahan Lies She Told Cate Holahan 01/31/18

⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
A Season of Gifts (A Long Way from Chicago, #3) by Richard Peck A Season of Gifts Richard Peck 01/23/18
Takes place in 1958 I was born in 1965

⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger The Divorce Papers Susan Rieger 02/10/18

⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate 01/05/18

⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford The Woman on the Orient Express Lindsay Jayne Ashford 02/03/18


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Jan | 12651 comments Sure thing Bev - have fun!


message 29: by Lena (last edited Jan 17, 2018 01:54PM) (new)

Lena (nlgmcr69) | 41 comments I'll try Level 3

2018 Travel Resolutions
Dates: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Resolutions Completed: 2/24

1. Use More Vacation Days: Read a book over 500 pages long.
2. Obtain a Passport: Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries - Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor - Finished 1/14/2018**** (Takes place in England and France with a small amount in Scotland)
3. Start Learning a New Language: Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
4. Sign Up for Travel Alerts : Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
5. Plan Ahead: Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
6. Take a Solo Trip: Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
7. Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel: Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
8. Go to a Different Country: Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
9. Take More Weekend Getaways: Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
10. Get Off the Beaten Path: Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
11. Leave Your Expectations at Home: Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
12. Visit a New City: Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
13. Explore Your Own Backyard: Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
14. Pack Lighter: Read an ebook or audiobook.
15. Get Back to Nature: Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
16. Eat Like a Local: Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
17. Splurge Once in a While : Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
18. Ask for Local Recommendations: Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
19. Walk Down Main Street: Read a book that takes place in a small town.
20. Be More Spontaneous: Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. Read a book from the first page of books.
21. Open Up and Talk to Strangers: Read a book by an author you have never read before.
22. Learn the Local History: Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
23. Check out Free Events: Read a book you checked out from the library. - Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro - Finished 1/16/2018***
24. Take Time to Relax: Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.

Last Christmas in Paris A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro


message 30: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Dec 28, 2018 09:03AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 114 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
Duration: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018
Resolutions 24/24



⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
Winter by Marissa Meyer 2/23/18

⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - Canada & England
Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge 3/9/18

⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
The Case of the Hidden Flame by Alison Golden 2/15/18

⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
Xavier by M.J. Fields 12/21/18
Crazy Challenge Connection - A-Z songs
Crazy Challenge Connection - My Precious...Gems That is
A Million More Pages - I Can't Spell... Hippopatomuss

⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin 1/22/18

⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - England
Rory, the Sleeper by A.W. Exley 1/5/18

⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
Elven Blood by Debra Dunbar 2/6/18

⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR. - 129 Ratings
The Attic by Sara Bourgeois 1/8/18

⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas 1/17/18

⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - Chicago
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill 2/19/18

⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - 2014
Stormwalker by Allyson James 4/13/18

⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in. - USA
Jase by M.J. Fields 12/13/18

⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
Taken By The Shark by Jane Rowe 1/8/18

⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
Shadow Walker (Stormwalker, #3) by Allyson James 12/9/18

⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams 2/26/18

⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep by Marah J. Hardt 3/15/18

⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter 1/17/18

⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs 1/11/18

⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames 1/27/18

⇨ Stay Fit on the Road
Read a book where the MC exercises regularly
Tap Out by Michele Mannon 3/10/18

⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
High Seas Homicide by Danielle Collins 1/2/18

⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster 2/24/18

⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews 1/31/18

⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading
Shattered by Kevin Hearne 3/4/18


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Jan | 12651 comments Have fun Lena & Sunshine!


message 32: by Sarah (last edited Dec 03, 2018 12:19PM) (new)

Sarah (sarath595) | 194 comments Finished!

2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018


Level 3
Progress: 24/24

Resolutions

⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1/30/18
⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries.
Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell 1/18/18
England, Italy, Austria
⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman 12/2/18
⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
Princess of Egypt: An Egyptian Girl's Diary, 1490 BC by Vince Cross 3/6/18
⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
The Journey by Kathryn Lasky 1/4/18
All in the Cards (Wacky Reading Challenges)
January Mini Challenge (Wacky Reading Challenges)
New Zealand's Capital (Wanderlust Challenges)

⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti by Gerry Hadden 1/24/18
⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846 by Rodman Philbrick 3/27/18
⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli 3/2/18
⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
Canada - Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery 1/17/18
⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
Dark Sunshine by Terri Farley 2/12/18
⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
Origin of Everyday Things by Johnny Acton 1/3/18
⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre.
Force of Nature by Jane Harper 7/25/18
Crime Fiction
⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern 1/22/18
⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
The Secret in the Old Lace by Carolyn Keene 3/8/18
Bruges, Belgium
⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
The Mystery at the Crystal Palace by Carolyn Keene 6/20/18
⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C. by Kristiana Gregory 3/31/18
Cleopatra VII Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C. (Royal Diaries #2) by Kristiana Gregory
⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
Mustang Moon by Terri Farley 1/16/18
⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
The Burning by Kathryn Lasky 3/12/18
⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket 1/9/18
⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery 2/9/18
⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood 2/4/18
⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859 by Patricia C. McKissack 2/6/18
⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket 1/28/18
⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.
The Whale: A Love Story by Mark Beauregard 5/7/18


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Jan | 12651 comments Welcome Sarah!


message 34: by Book Concierge (last edited Apr 30, 2018 10:37AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1334 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
Begins: 01Jan18 / Ends: 31Dec18


LEVEL 3: Pick 24 resolutions

24 / 24 completed


Resolutions

⇨ Use More Vacation Days: Read a book over 500 pages long - The First Deadly Sin ✔ – 09Feb18 = 566 pg

⇨ Obtain a Passport: Read a book that takes place in more than one country USA and England - The Midnight Watch ✔ – 22Jan18

⇨ Start Learning a New Language: Read a book that has been translated from its original language - Originally published in Turkish - My Name Is Red ✔ – 03Mar18

⇨ Plan Ahead: Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - SRC Winter: "night scene on cover" / Crazy Challenge Connection: Northern Lights: "set in Alaska" / Wacky Challenges January Mini Challenge: "character goes on a trip" -
Starry Night by Debbie Macomber ✔ – 04Jan18

⇨ Be More Adventurous: Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage - So Brave, Young and Handsome ✔ – 10Apr18

⇨ Go to a Different Country: Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - WALES (I live in USA) - A Morbid Taste for Bones ✔ – 12Feb18

⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways : Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND - Killers of the Flower Moon ✔ – 08Jan18

⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path: Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR - 352 ratings - Our House in the Last World ✔ – 03Jan18

⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone: Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - Christian Fiction - The Shack ✔ – 16Feb18

⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home: Read a debut novel - The Girl Who Fell from the Sky ✔ – 01Jan18

⇨ Visit a New City: Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - Sydney, Australia - Big Little Lies ✔ – 13Feb18

⇨ Stop Putting it Off: Read a book you added to your TBR the first year you joined GR - 2008 - Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill ✔ – 02Apr18

⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard: Read a book that takes place in the state you live in - WI, USA - Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures ✔ – 25Feb18

⇨ Pack Lighter: Read an audiobook - Commonwealth ✔ – 12Jan18

⇨ Get Back to Nature : Nature setting on cover - The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe ✔ – 01Feb18

⇨ Unplug Completely: Read a physical book - It's All In The Frijoles ✔ – 03Feb18

⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations: Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars - My friend LINDA - Inside the O'Briens ✔ – 19Jan18

⇨ Walk Down Main Street: Read a book that takes place in a small town - The Longest Night ✔ – 25Jan18

⇨ Be More Spontaneous: Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books - Elephant Winter ✔ – 15Feb18

⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers: Read a book by an author you have never read before - Christopher Wilson / Cotton ✔ – 13Jan18

⇨ Learn the Local History: Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born - Pride and Prejudice ✔ – 15Jan18

⇨ Have More Fun: Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage - Packing for Mars ✔ – 26Jan18

⇨ Check out Free Events : Read a book you checked out from the library - Letters for Emily ✔ – 14Jan18

⇨ Take Time to Relax: Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading - Hidden Figures ✔ – 18Jan18


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Jan | 12651 comments Have fun BC!!


message 36: by Kim. E. (new)

Kim. E. | 61 comments 2018 Travel Resolutions
Duration: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18
Status: 0/18


Resolutions


⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.


⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language.


⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.


⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.


⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.


⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.


⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.


⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.


⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.


⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.


⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year.


⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.


⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.


⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)


⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.


⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.


⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.


⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.


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Jan | 12651 comments Enjoy the challenge Kim!


message 38: by Louise (last edited Jan 07, 2018 08:34AM) (new)

Louise | 158 comments I’d like to join this challenge. I’ll try for level 3.

Resolutions

⇨ Use More Vacation Days:
Read a book over 500 pages long.
⇨ Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries.
⇨ Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language.
The Gods Will Have Blood by Anatole France Translated from French, completed 06/01/18
⇨ Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert.
⇨ Plan Ahead
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen 02/01/18
This book fulfills tasks on the Orient Extress challenge, the travel resolutions challenge, and the Winter Challenge of the Seasonal Challenges group.
⇨ Take a Solo Trip
Read a stand alone book that is written in first person POV.
⇨ Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card.
⇨ Be More Adventurous
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
⇨ Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
⇨ Get Off the Beaten Path
Read a book that has less than 500 ratings on GR.
⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre.
⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
⇨ Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where.
⇨ Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year.
⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in.
⇨ Pack Lighter
Read an ebook or audiobook.
⇨ Get Back to Nature
Read a book that has a nature setting on the cover.
⇨ Eat Like a Local
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery.
⇨ Splurge Once in a While
Read a book that you purchased for "full price".
⇨ Unplug Completely
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed)
⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars.
⇨ Walk Down Main Street
Read a book that takes place in a small town.
⇨ Be More Spontaneous
Sort your To Read (What to Read) Shelf by Random/30 Books per page. (view spoiler) Read a book from the first page of books.
⇨ Stay Fit on the Road
Read a book where the MC exercises regularly or is extremely health conscious.
⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
⇨ Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born.
⇨ Have More Fun:
Read a book tagged HUMOR on its GR Homepage.
⇨ Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.
⇨ Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading.


message 39: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12651 comments Welcome Louise!

Not sure you saw the twist to this challenge - you need to choose your 24 tasks you will be completing BEFORE starting the challenge. Once you do that I will get you linked up.


message 40: by Karen (last edited Feb 20, 2019 02:29PM) (new)

Karen | 566 comments This looks like fun. I'll try Level 2 - 18 books. Just what I need - another challenge!

Resolutions

✔ 1. ⇨ Use More Vacation Days: 5/31/18
Read a book over 500 pages long. 579 pages
A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness read by Jennifer Ikeda

✔ 2. ⇨ Plan Ahead - 11/28/18
Read a book that will fulfill a task for 3 or more challenges you are working on - tell us the challenges.
Reading Roulette 2015, No Vowels Challenge 2015, A-Z Authors 2018, & 100 Authors Interactive Challenge
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

✔ 3. ⇨ Be More Adventurous - 4/15/18
Read a book tagged ADVENTURE on its GR homepage.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins read by Carolyn McCormick

✔ 4. ⇨ Go to a Different Country - 3/1/18
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - Worcestershire, England.
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell read by Kirby Heyborne

✔ 5. ⇨ Take More Weekend Getaways - 2/7/18
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell read by Caitlin Greer

✔ 6. ⇨ Go Somewhere Out of Your Comfort Zone - 8/5/18
Read a book from a genre out of your comfort zone - tell us the genre. Fantasy/Science Fiction
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

✔ 7. ⇨ Leave Your Expectations at Home - 3/23/18
Read a debut novel (first published work) by an author.
Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson

✔ 8. ⇨ Visit a New City - 5/6/18
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - Tokyo.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee read by Allison Hiroto

✔ 9. ⇨ Stop Putting it Off - 2/22/18
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - 2013
Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl

✔ 10. ⇨ Explore Your Own Backyard - 2/9/18
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in. New York
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

✔ 11. ⇨ Pack Lighter - 3/10/18
Read an ebook or audiobook. NetGalley ARC e-book
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

✔ 12. ⇨ Eat Like a Local - 2/20/19
Read a book where the characters hang out at a local diner or eatery. The O. Henry Vegetarian Cafe
Book of Mercy by Sherry Roberts

✔ 13. ⇨ Unplug Completely - 1/20/18
Read a physical book (no ebooks or audiobooks allowed). Found it on my bookshelves!
Going Wild: Adventures with Birds in the Suburban Wilderness by Robert Winkler

✔ 14. ⇨ Ask for Local Recommendations - 2/3/18
Read a book that a GR friend rated 5 stars. Jan!
Carbonel: The King of Cats by Barbara Sleigh

✔ 15. ⇨ Walk Down Main Street - 2/14/18
Read a book that takes place in a small town. Medgar, Kentucky
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton read by Robert Petkof

✔ 16. ⇨ Open Up and Talk to Strangers - 3/17/18
Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale read by Cynthia Bishop

✔ 17. ⇨ Learn the Local History - 1/20/18
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born. Late 1700's
Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell read by Kate Reading

✔ 18.⇨ Check out Free Events - 1/29/18
Read a book you checked out from the library.
Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield


message 41: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12651 comments Have fun Karen!


message 42: by Karen (new)

Karen | 566 comments This is tough! I just finished a great book and I kept thinking I hope I put "a book with less than 500 ratings" or "a book from a first person POV" on my resolution list! Nope! Neither one. :) Will use it as "a physical book." Found it on my own bookshelves - didn't even know I owned it.

Going Wild Adventures with Birds in the Suburban Wilderness by Robert Winkler , Going Wild: Adventures with Birds in the Suburban Wilderness by Robert Winkler. A great book about local bird watching believe it or not.


message 43: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12651 comments That does look like a fun book Karen. I'm glad you were able to find a task on your list it fits.


message 44: by Karen (new)

Karen | 566 comments It's tough because of the twist - I wanted to go back and sub in one of the other resolutions. You never know where your reading is going to take you (or I don't anyway) so to have to pre-pick your resolutions makes it really interesting - the whole point of the challenge! I thought it would be hard to find a particular POV or a book with just a few reviews and the first book I read fit both. I think we will all learn things about ourselves and our reading from this challenge - good job, Jan!


message 45: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12651 comments Thanks Karen! And I'm glad you haven't played the substitution game. It's tempting but you are right - the twist is what makes this challenge a "real" challenge.


message 46: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments completed

2018 Travel Resolutions
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

12/12 Level 1

√1. Obtain a Passport
Read a book that takes place in more than one country - tell us the countries. Sweden and Spain The Beige Man by Helene Tursten 1.8.18

√2. Start Learning a New Language
Read a book that has been translated from its original language. Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka. 1.1.18 German to English

√3. Sign Up for Travel Alerts
Read a book that you purchased from of a deal alert. - The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell 1.30.18 was an Audible Daily Deal

√4. Redeem Mileage or Points for Travel
Read a book that was a gift or a book you bought with a gift card. Gift for audible.com Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 1.18.18

√5. Go to a Different Country
Read a book that takes place in a different country than your own - tell us where.
Into Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridason 1.5.18
takes place in Iceland.

√6. Take More Weekend Getaways
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WEEKEND.
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

√7. Visit a New City
Read a book that takes place in a city you've not visited but would like to visit - tell us where. The Monkey's Wrench by Primo Levi 1.16.18 One of the cities where the story is located is Turin, Italy which I would like to see some day.

√8. Stop Putting it Off
Read a book you added to your TBR (What to Read Shelf) the first year you joined GR - tell us the year. Joined GR 2015 when this book was published and added to my TBR: Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon 2.7.18

√9. Explore Your Own Backyard
Read a book that takes place in the state/country you live in. Ax by Ed McBain a fictional named town in New York, United States 1.20.18

√10. Learn the Local History
Read a book that takes place anytime before the year you were born. Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18 takes place durng the 1940s

√11. Check out Free Events
Read a book you checked out from the library.: Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry 1.12.18

√12. Take Time to Relax
Relax and read a book you are really looking forward to reading. When I Was a Soldier by Valerie Zennatti 1.24.18


message 47: by Patrizia, Contributor (new)

Patrizia | 1019 comments Whow, Denise! Compliments!


message 48: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments Thank you, Patrizia!


message 49: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12651 comments That was quick Denise!! Impressive job :)


message 50: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments Thank you, Jan!


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