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message 1: by Faiza (last edited Jul 24, 2018 11:14AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments STAR SIGN: Aries

ELEMENT: 
Fire - Read a book where 70% of the cover is red.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


STONE: 
Opal - Read a book set between 1750 and 1850.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


SUPERHERO: 
Ares - Read a book shelved as mythology, or has the word “God” in the title. Plurals are accepted.
Their Eyes Were Watching God


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STAR SIGN: Taurus

ELEMENT: 
Earth - Read a book where 70% of the cover is black.
Men Without Women: Stories


NORTH AMERICAN ZODIAC: 
Beaver - Read a book where the majority of it is set in Canada, or written by a Canadian author.
The Handmaid's Tale


SUPERHERO: 
 Rhino - Read a book with Villain in the title. Series titles are included for this task.
Heroes and Villains by Angela Carter


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STAR SIGN: Gemini

SYMBOL: 
Twins - Read a book that has more than one title. In your personal thread report, link both titles with the edition you read linked first.
Lord Edgware Dies - Thirteen At Dinner


ELEMENT: 
Air - Read a book where 70% of the cover is white.
Tinkers


SUPERHERO: 
 Copycat - Read a book from the dystopian genre, or set in the future. The word “Dystopian” needs to be listed as a genre on the main book page.
In the Country of Last Things


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STAR SIGN: Cancer

ELEMENT: 
Water - Read a book where 70% of the cover is blue.
On Chesil Beach


SUPERHERO: 
Sandman - Read a book in the horror genre. The word “Horror” needs to be listed on the main book page.
Annihilation


ACTOR: 
Meryl Streep
The Giver by Lois Lowry


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STAR SIGN: Leo

SYMBOL: 
Lion - Read a book that is set entirely in Africa. 
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky


STONE: 
Carnelian - Read a book set in Ancient Egypt.
Death Comes As the End

SUPERHERO: 
Kraven the Hunter - Read a book where the main character is over 60 years old.
Our Souls at Night


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STAR SIGN: Virgo

ELEMENT: 
Earth - Read a book with an Earth-like planet on the cover. 
The Dispossessed


STONE: 
Amethyst - Read a book where the main character is a king, queen, prince, or princess.
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria - France, 1769


SUPERHERO: 
Rogue - Read a book with bird(s) on the cover OR the word “Raven” is in the title. Plurals are accepted.
A Wind in the Door (Black birds fluttering away on the cover)



message 2: by Faiza (last edited Jun 26, 2018 07:59AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments STAR SIGN: Libra

SYMBOL: 
Scales - Read a legal thriller using this Genre page as a tool https://www.goodreads.com/genres/lega.... Explain how your book fits this genre.
The Accused by John Grisham


SUPERHERO: 
Judge Dredd - Read a book set between 1977 and 2000.
The Complete Persepolis (set in 1980s)


ACTOR: 
Viggo Mortenson
The Two Faces of January by Patricia Highsmith


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STAR SIGN: Scorpio

MONTH: 
October
The October Country


STONE: 
Copper - Read a book with a metal weapon or tool on the cover.
Holes


SUPERHERO: 
Anti-Venom - Read a book that is a stand-alone book in the Science Fiction genre. The genre must show on the main book page.
A Choice of Gods


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STAR SIGN: Sagittarius

MONTH: 
November
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


STONE: 
Obsidian - Read a book set in Hawaii.
Island of Flowers by Nora Roberts


SUPERHERO: 
 Hawkeye - Read a new release in 2018, never previously published. 
The Immortalists


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STAR SIGN: Capricorn

MONTH: 
December
Tenth of December


SYMBOL: 
Goat - Read a book that is shelved as Scandinavian Literature using this genre page as a tool: https://www.goodreads.com/genres/scan.... Explain how your book fits this genre.
A Man Called Ove


STONE: 
Quartz - Read a time-travel book. The words “Time Travel” must be on the main book page as a genre.
A Wrinkle in Time


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STAR SIGN: Aquarius

ELEMENT: 
Air - Read a book with “Air” in the title. Exact word.
Emperor of the Air by Ethan Canin


NORTH AMERICAN ZODIAC: 
Otter - Read a book set primarily in Switzerland or the Netherlands, or by Swiss or Dutch authors.
The Dinner


STONE: 
Turquoise - Read a book where the main theme is magic.
An Ember in the Ashes


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STAR SIGN: Pisces

MONTH: 
February
Lincoln in the Bardo


STONE: 
Jade - Read a book set in China.
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham


SUPERHERO: 
Siren - Other similar spirits are, banshee, harpy, kelpie, mermaid, nymph, and rusalka (had to add it in). Read a book with “siren” or one of the alternate names in the title. 
The Siren



message 3: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 1 of 12

Task:
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Category Stone

Book Link Island of Flowers
Book Cover
Island of Flowers by Nora Roberts

Criteria and Specifications Read a book set in Hawaii. Majority of the book is set in Hawaii.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 4: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments Woot! First book in the bag! :)


message 5: by Lanelle (last edited Jan 04, 2018 09:19PM) (new)

Lanelle | 3045 comments I was looking at your thread earlier and I really liked the way you set up your reporting information. I hope it's okay that I borrowed your idea. I've gotten a couple compliments on your format.


message 6: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments I really like your format as well, Faiza. Everything is spelled out so nice and neatly.


message 7: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Lanelle wrote: "I was looking at your thread earlier and I really liked the way you set up your reporting information. I hope it's okay that I borrowed your idea. I've gotten a couple compliments on your format."

Hey Lanelle and Janice, please go ahead with the format. Thank you for the compliments. I just hope GoodReads works on their editor soon, something like Wordpress editor. Gophering was much easier compared to editing the format.


message 8: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 2 of 12

Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Category Stone - Quartz

Book Link A Wrinkle in Time
Book Cover
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle

Criteria and Specifications Read a time-travel book. The main characters travel through time in this classic.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 9: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments Will you see the movie when it comes out Faiza? I'd like to read the book first.


message 10: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Janice wrote: "Will you see the movie when it comes out Faiza? I'd like to read the book first."

Yes definitely. I was enthralled by the trailer. I always prefer reading books first then judging the movie according to its loyalty to the book. Very judgemental in that way.


message 11: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments I prefer to read the book first, too. I'm trying to get my grandson to read Ready Player One before the movie comes out in March. He's 19 and a gamer, so will probably really enjoy the book.


message 12: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9442 comments Faiza wrote: " Badge 1, Book 2 of 12

Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Category Stone - Quartz

Book Link A Wrinkle in Time
Book Cover
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle

Criteria and Specifications Read a ti..."


That's one of those books I've been meaning to read forever!


message 13: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19599 comments I remember reading this book when I was in 6th or 7th grade in the early 60s. I really should read it again.


message 14: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9442 comments I have seen some reviews call it childish. Would you agree Cherrie? Bear in mind i am a Potter addict!!


message 15: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19599 comments You can't ask me that, Margo. :o). I still love the Mushroom planet books! It was a different time then. I loved the girl in the story and her little brother. I read HP with my granddaughter. She is 26 now.


message 16: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9202 comments Margo wrote: "That's one of those books I've been meaning to read forever! "

Me too!

My 10 years old daughter read it a couple of months ago and loved. it. Some children books are amazing, Margo.


message 17: by Faiza (last edited Jan 10, 2018 10:56AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Margo wrote: "I have seen some reviews call it childish. Would you agree Cherrie? Bear in mind i am a Potter addict!!"

Reading children's books as an adult is such a surreal experience. Every time I read Potter now (or any Dahl especially Danny the Champion of the World), without the sense of perpetual anxiety, angst and insecurity common in teenage years, I'm filled with even more wonder. The sense of being grounded as an adult makes one explore an even wider array of adventures and imagination hidden in children's book.

Do give A Wrinkle in Time a chance.


message 18: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16729 comments Nice description. I tend to agree.


message 19: by Margo (new)

Margo | 9442 comments Faiza wrote: "Margo wrote: "I have seen some reviews call it childish. Would you agree Cherrie? Bear in mind i am a Potter addict!!"

Reading children's books as an adult is such a surreal experience. Every time..."


I think i will ;-)


message 20: by Faiza (last edited Jan 14, 2018 03:31AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 3 of 12

Zodiac Sign Cancer
Category Element

Book Link On Chesil Beach
Book Cover
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Criteria and Specifications Water - Read a book where 70% of the cover is blue.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 21: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments No question about that cover being blue. :)


message 22: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Janice wrote: "No question about that cover being blue. :)"

Correction made Janice. Thank you for pointing it out.


message 23: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 4 of 12

Zodiac Sign Virgo
Category Superhero - Raven

Book Link A Wind in the Door
Book Cover
A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet, #2) by Madeleine L'Engle

Criteria and Specifications Bird on the cover. Black birds are fluttering away on the cover

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 24: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 5 of 12

Zodiac Sign Pisces
Category Superhero

Book Link The Siren
Book Cover
The Siren by Kiera Cass

Criteria and Specifications Read a book with “siren” in the title.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 25: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 6 of 12

Zodiac Sign Aries
Category Element - Fire

Book Link The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Book Cover
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Criteria and Specifications Read a book where 70% of the cover is red.

A selection of my favorite passages from the book https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 26: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments Is this your first 5 star of the challenge?


message 27: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 7 of 12

Zodiac Sign Taurus
Category Element

Book Link Men Without Women: Stories
Book Cover
Men Without Women Stories by Haruki Murakami

Criteria and Specifications Read a book where 70% of the cover is black.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 28: by Faiza (last edited Jan 23, 2018 06:59AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Janice wrote: "Is this your first 5 star of the challenge?"

Third full rating of the challenge. 5 stars to On Chesil Beach and Men Without Women: Stories


message 29: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments That's awesome that you're finding so many great reads for the challenge.


message 30: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16729 comments Glad to see your having a great reading run!


message 31: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 8 of 12

Zodiac Sign Libra
Category Symbol - Scales

Book Link The Accused
Book Cover
The Accused (Theodore Boone, #3) by John Grisham

Criteria and Specifications Read a legal thriller. The book is a legal thriller from Grisham's series "Theodore Boone"

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 32: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Janice wrote: "That's awesome that you're finding so many great reads for the challenge."

I discovered some excellent books in the 2017 Challenge too which prompted me to continue it this year.


message 33: by Faiza (last edited Feb 05, 2018 07:09AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 9 of 12

Zodiac Sign Gemini
Category Element

Book Link Tinkers
Book Cover
Tinkers by Paul Harding

Criteria and Specifications Read a book where 70% of the cover is white

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 34: by Faiza (last edited Feb 05, 2018 07:09AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 10 of 12

Zodiac Sign Leo
Category Superhero

Book Link Our Souls at Night
Book Cover
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Criteria and Specifications Read a book where the main character is over 60 years old. Addie Moore and Louis Waters are about 70 years.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 35: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments Two to go! :)


message 36: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19599 comments I liked your review and comments for Our Souls at Night, Fazia. I have the book on my TBR list, but I may remove it, if I can find and watch the movie. Thanks.


message 37: by Faiza (last edited Mar 02, 2018 04:28AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 11 of 12

Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Category Element

Book Link Emperor of the Air
Book Cover
Emperor of the Air by Ethan Canin

Criteria and Specifications Read a book with “Air” in the title.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 38: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 1, Book 12 of 12

Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Category Superhero - SciFi

Book Link A Choice of Gods
Book Cover
A Choice of Gods by Clifford D. Simak

Criteria and Specifications Standalone sci-fi book and the genre shows on the main page

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 39: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 1 of 24

Zodiac Sign Virgo
Category Stone - Amethyst

Book Link Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769
Book Cover
Marie Antoinette Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769 by Kathryn Lasky

Criteria and Specifications Read a book where the main character is a king, queen, prince, or princess. Main character Antoinette is Princess of Austria, future Queen of France.

A selection of my favourite passages from the book
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 40: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 2 of 24

Zodiac Sign Cancer
Category Actor - Meryl Streep

Book Link The Giver
Book Cover
The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry

Criteria and Specifications Read a book starring Meryl Streep. In the film version, Meryl Streep plays the Chief Elder.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 41: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 3 of 24

Zodiac Sign Gemini
Category Symbol

Book Link Lord Edgware Dies
Book Cover
Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9) by Agatha Christie

Criteria and Specifications Twins - Read a book that has more than one title. (Lord Edgware Dies/Thirteen at Dinner)


message 42: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 4 of 24

Zodiac Sign Virgo
Category Element

Book Link The Dispossessed
Book Cover
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Criteria and Specifications Read a book with an Earth-like planet on the cover. 

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 43: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16729 comments Grats!!!


message 44: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47271 comments Congrats on finishing the first part!


message 45: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19599 comments Yay!!!


message 46: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Thank you Rusalka, Janice and Cherie!


message 47: by Faiza (last edited Mar 29, 2018 08:40AM) (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 5 of 24

Zodiac Sign Leo
Category Symbol - Lion

Book Link What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
Book Cover
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Criteria and Specifications Read a book that is set entirely in Africa.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 48: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 6 of 24

Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Category Superhero

Book Link The Immortalists
Book Cover The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Criteria and Specifications Read a new release in 2018, never previously published.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 49: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 7 of 24

Zodiac Sign Aries
Category Stone

Book Link Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Book Cover Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Criteria and Specifications Read a book set between 1750 and 1850. The book is set in this time period.

My Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 50: by Faiza (new)

Faiza Sattar (fuzzyrants) | 207 comments Badge 2, Book 8 of 24

Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Category Stone

Book Link An Ember in the Ashes
Book Cover An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir

Criteria and Specifications Read a book where the main theme is magic. Magic is prevalent in the book.


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