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message 1: by Kimber (last edited Dec 25, 2017 07:05PM) (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments I'm going to aim for 50 books in 2018.

Tracking:
- PBT Monthly Tag
-PBT Decathlon
-Listopia
-F2F book club reading
-2018 Read Harder Challenge
-2017 PBT High Notes
-TBR Tower (going to track how many already owned books I read)


message 2: by Kimber (last edited Dec 03, 2018 12:51PM) (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments PBT Monthly Tag


January (Science):
The Wisdom of Your Cells by Dr. Bruce Lipton

February (Asia): Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

March (Autobiography): The Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

April (Strong Women): Barkskins by Annie Proulx

May (Family Drama): Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

June (Magical Realism): The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers

July (Dystopia): The Power by Naomi Alderman

August (Espionage):

September (Friendship): Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

October (Canadian): Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

November (Literary Fiction):

December (Geek):


message 3: by Kimber (last edited Dec 19, 2018 04:59PM) (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments PBT Decathlon

January (Fave from Linda): The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson -- finished 1/27/2018

February (From oldest 10 on TBR): The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett -- finished

July - Buddy read. The Power by Naomi Alderman. finished.


message 4: by Kimber (last edited Sep 23, 2018 03:43PM) (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments Listopia

The Natural World: Natural Science and Natural History for Adults
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

Some candidates from the list (because I already own them): Silent Spring, Lab Girl, I Contain Multitudes, The Death & Life of the Great Lakes, Salt Sugar Fat, The Forest Unseen
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message 5: by Kimber (last edited Dec 19, 2018 05:09PM) (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments 2018 Read Harder Challenge

1. A book published posthumously
The Girl Who Played With Fire -- finished 1/27/2018

2. A book of true crime
Killers of the Flower Moon -- finished 9/7/2018

3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett -- finished

4. A comic written and drawn by the same person
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel -- finished

5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
Barkskins by Annie Proulx (set partly in Brazil, partly in China, among other countries) -- finished

6. A book about nature Spell of the Sensuous by Abram -- finished

7. A western

8. A comic written or drawn by a person of color
Buzz by ananth panagariya and tess stone -- Finished

9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

10. A romance novel by or about a person of color

11. A children’s classic published before 1980
[shaman's last raid]

12. A celebrity memoir - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah -- Finished

13. An Oprah Book Club selection
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - finished

14. A book of social science
killers of the flower moon -- finished

15. A one-sitting book [The summer book by tove jansson]

16,The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer -- finished

17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author

18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image

19. A book of genre fiction in translation
The Girl Who Played With Fire -- finished 1/27/2018

20. A book with a cover you hate
Penpal by Dathan Auerbach -- finished

21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

22. An essay anthology
[the forest unseen]

23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
[Summer Book]

24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
[brave new world? the pigman by paul zindel? A bc book I never finished?]

13/24


message 6: by Kimber (last edited Oct 11, 2018 06:40PM) (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments 2017 Hitting the PBT High Notes (Carryover)


2008 The Giver -- finished 1/10/17

2009 Garden Spells -- finished 9/2018

2010 The Girl Who Played with Fire -- 1/27/2018

2011 The Night Circus

2012 Ready Player One -- finished 3/31/2017

2013 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

2014 Neverwhere

2015 The History of Love -- finished 10/5/2018

2016 The Tsar of Love and Techno -- finished 12/28/17

2017 The Nix by Nathan Hill


message 7: by Kimber (last edited Oct 11, 2018 06:44PM) (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments F2F Book Club

January: Tsar of Love & Techno - Anthony Marra (finished 12/28/17)

February: Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

March: The Spell of the Sensuous - David Abram

April: Underground Girls of Kabul - Jenny Nordberg

May: Pen Pal - Dathan Auerbach

June: Alchemy of Stone - Ekaterina Sedia

July: Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

August: The Leavers - Lisa Ko

September: Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann

October: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom

November: Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

December: The Faraway Brothers by Lauren Markham


message 8: by Jeremiah (new)

Jeremiah Cunningham | 677 comments I am happy to see someone else in the group doing the Read Harder Challenge. Have you decided on a strategy for that one?


message 9: by Kimber (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments J.W. wrote: "I am happy to see someone else in the group doing the Read Harder Challenge. Have you decided on a strategy for that one?"

Hi J.W. -- Great to have another Read Harder Challenger in PBT! Maybe we can bounce ideas off of one another. You have a solid challenge thread; I like a lot of what you've chosen so far. I enjoyed the Black Echo by Michael Connelly very much.

As for strategy, I only have a few loose ideas in mind for tackling the Read Harder Challenge:

1) I'm hoping to have some cross-overs, so that one book will satisfy multiple challenges. For example, I'm thinking of reading The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, which would satisfy the "published posthumously" entry on the Read Harder list, would work for the January Decathlon spot because it has a 5-star rating on Linda's list, and it also fills the 2010 spot on the 2017 Hitting the PBT High Notes list I carried over from last year.

2) I'm hoping to fill as many spaces as possible in the Read Harder Challenge with books I already own. So I may add a Trim the TBR(Books I Already Own) Challenge to my list of personal challenges for the year.

3) Audio! I now have a three-hour round-trip commute five days a week, so I am determined to seek out some of the Read Harder categories from my public library's audio collection and cross some of the challenge entries off through listening to audio books.


message 10: by Jeremiah (new)

Jeremiah Cunningham | 677 comments Kimber wrote: "J.W. wrote: "I am happy to see someone else in the group doing the Read Harder Challenge. Have you decided on a strategy for that one?"

Hi J.W. -- Great to have another Read Harder Challenger in P..."


This sounds like a great approach. The need for cross over titles for me is very important. There are some categories though that I simply do not see crossing over and those are going to be much harder to get crossed off the list. Good luck and I look forward to watching your progress.


message 11: by Sushicat (new)

Sushicat | 804 comments J.W. wrote: "I am happy to see someone else in the group doing the Read Harder Challenge. Have you decided on a strategy for that one?"

I’ve added it as well. Some really challenging categories.


message 12: by Kimber (new)

Kimber (kimberwolf) | 823 comments This year, I reached my goal of reading 50 books for the first time in six years (I used to regularly read 60-70 books a year, prior to my six years of struggling with my reading goal). It feels good to have gotten past the 50-mark again.

My 2018 challenge results:

- PBT Monthly Tag: Completed 11 of 12 – I missed out on August/Espionage.

-PBT Decathlon: Completed 3 of 10 (January, February, July).

-Listopia: 0/5 (what!?) Totally blew this one. Thought about carrying it forward into 2019, but I don't want to over commit.

-F2F book club reading: Completed 12 of 12.

-2018 Read Harder Challenge: 13 of 24 (this was hard, but I'm going to try it again in 2019)

-2017 PBT High Notes: 6 of 10 – getting closer! I read 3 in 2017, added one from 2017 PBT Top 10, and read 3 in 2018. At this rate, adding one per year and reading three, I’ll finish the challenge by the end of 2020 :)

-TBR Tower (how many already owned books I read)

Of 51 books read so far:

12 from my shelves (already owned)

35 borrowed from library

4 purchased new

Tracking details:

PBT Monthly Tag

January (Science):
The Wisdom of Your Cells by Dr. Bruce Lipton

February (Asia): Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

March (Autobiography): The Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

April (Strong Women): Barkskins by Annie Proulx

May (Family Drama): Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

June (Magical Realism): The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers

July (Dystopia): The Power by Naomi Alderman

August (Espionage):

September (Friendship): Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

October (Canadian): Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

November (Literary Fiction): Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg

December (Geek): The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

PBT Decathlon

January (Fave from Linda): The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson -- finished 1/27/2018

February (From oldest 10 on TBR): The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett -- finished

July - Buddy read. The Power by Naomi Alderman. finished.

Listopia

The Natural World: Natural Science and Natural History for Adults
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

Some candidates from the list (because I already own them): Silent Spring, Lab Girl, I Contain Multitudes, The Death & Life of the Great Lakes, Salt Sugar Fat, The Forest Unseen
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

2018 Read Harder Challenge

1. A book published posthumously
The Girl Who Played With Fire -- finished 1/27/2018

2. A book of true crime
Killers of the Flower Moon -- finished 9/7/2018

3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett -- finished

4. A comic written and drawn by the same person
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel -- finished

5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
Barkskins by Annie Proulx (set partly in Brazil, partly in China, among other countries) -- finished

6. A book about nature Spell of the Sensuous by Abram -- finished

7. A western

8. A comic written or drawn by a person of color
Buzz by ananth panagariya and tess stone -- Finished

9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

10. A romance novel by or about a person of color

11. A children’s classic published before 1980

12. A celebrity memoir - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah -- Finished

13. An Oprah Book Club selection
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - finished

14. A book of social science
killers of the flower moon -- finished

15. A one-sitting book

16,The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer -- finished

17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author

18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image

19. A book of genre fiction in translation
The Girl Who Played With Fire -- finished 1/27/2018

20. A book with a cover you hate
Penpal by Dathan Auerbach -- finished

21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

22. An essay anthology

23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

13/24



2017 Hitting the PBT High Notes (Carryover)

2008 The Giver -- finished 1/10/17

2009 Garden Spells -- finished 9/2018

2010 The Girl Who Played with Fire -- 1/27/2018

2011 The Night Circus

2012 Ready Player One -- finished 3/31/2017

2013 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

2014 Neverwhere

2015 The History of Love -- finished 10/5/2018

2016 The Tsar of Love and Techno -- finished 12/28/17

2017 The Nix by Nathan Hill

6/10

F2F Book Club

January: Tsar of Love & Techno - Anthony Marra (finished 12/28/17)

February: Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

March: The Spell of the Sensuous - David Abram

April: Underground Girls of Kabul - Jenny Nordberg

May: Pen Pal - Dathan Auerbach

June: Alchemy of Stone - Ekaterina Sedia

July: Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

August: The Leavers - Lisa Ko

September: Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann

October: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom

November: Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

December: The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham


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