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message 1: by Nicole (last edited Jun 28, 2018 08:37AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Just a quick introduction: I am always overly ambitious with my yearly reading challenges so I fully expect NOT to achieve all of the below listed targets. However, we'll give it a good go and see where we end up!

1. Read 50 books in 2018
2. Read at least 1 book for each PBT month
3. Read 4 selected 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners
4. Read 6 books off of the 100 F PBT list - COMPLETED 6/27
5. Read 6 books off of the 100 NF PBT list
6. Read 1 book from each PBT Top 10 years
7. Read 6 books off of 'Can't Wait Books of 2018' list - COMPLETED 4/27
8. Complete each monthly PBT Decathlon Challenge

Extra: Denizen Tribute


message 2: by Nicole (last edited Sep 17, 2018 02:04PM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Read 50 books in 2018

1. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells {Jan. 5}
2. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier {Jan. 19}
3. Grey by E. L. James {Jan. 31}
4. Stiff by Mary Roach {Jan. 31}

5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See {Feb. 16}
6. The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien {Feb. 16}
7. You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon {Feb. 22}
8. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman {Feb. 26}

9. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah {Mar. 6}
10. Maus I by Art Spiegelman {Mar. 10}
11. Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce {Mar. 16}
12. The Night Child by Anna Quinn {Mar. 24}
13. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell {Mar. 31}

14. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black {Apr. 3}
15. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon {Apr. 21}
16. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood {Apr. 25}
17. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert {Apr. 27}

18. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout {May 5}
19. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng {May 10}
20. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty {May 23}
21. The Return by Hisham Matar {May 25}
22. The Art of War by Sun Tzu {May 31}

23. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides {Jun 2}
24. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead {Jun 2}
25. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid {Jun 4}
26. The Prairie Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond {Jun. 5}
27. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North {Jun. 8}
28. Cloud Atlas by David Matchell {Jun. 26}
29. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey {Jun. 27}

30. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin {Jul. 2}
31. Red Rising by Pierce Brown {Jul. 13}
32. The Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey {Jul. 15}
33. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty {Jul. 22}

34. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard {Aug. 1}
35. Golden Son by Pierce Brown {Aug. 26}

36. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanen McGuire {Sept. 5}
37. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanen McGuire {Sept. 11}

City of Thieves by David Benioff
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean


message 3: by Nicole (last edited Sep 11, 2018 08:34AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Read at least 1 book for each PBT month

January: science
1. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells {Jan. 5}
2. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier {Jan. 19}
3. Stiff by Mary Roach {Jan. 31}

February: Asia
1. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See {Feb. 16}

March: autobiography
1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah {Mar. 6}
2. Maus I by Art Spiegelman {Mar. 10}

April: strong women
1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood {Apr. 25}

May: family drama
1. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout {May 5}
2. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty {May 23}

June: magical realism
1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead {Jun 2}
2. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid {Jun 4}
3. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North {Jun. 8}
4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell {Jun. 26}
5. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey {Jun. 27}

July: dystopian
1. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin {Jul. 2}
2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown {Jul. 13}
3. The Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey {Jul. 15}

August: espionage
1.

September: friendship
1.


message 4: by Nicole (last edited Jun 05, 2018 09:42AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Read 4 selected 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners

Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead {Jun 2}
History: Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
Biography: The Return by Hisham Matar {May 25}
General Non-Fiction: Evicted by Matthew Desmond


message 5: by Nicole (last edited Jun 28, 2018 08:40AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Read 6 books off of the 100 F PBT list - COMPLETED

1. The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien {Feb. 16}
2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood {Apr. 25}
3. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng {May 10}
4. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides {Jun 2}
5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell {Jun. 26}
6. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey {Jun. 27}

Read 6 books off of the 100 NF PBT list

1. Stiff by Mary Roach {Jan. 31}
2. Maus by Art Spiegelman {Mar. 10}
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message 6: by Nicole (last edited Jun 28, 2018 08:40AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Read 1 book from each PBT Top 10 years

2008: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon {Apr. 21}
2009: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See {Feb. 16}
2010: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier {Jan. 19}
2011:
2012: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell {Jun. 26}
2013:
2014: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey {Jun. 27}
2015:
2016: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout {May 5}
2017: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah {Mar. 6}


EXTRA
2009: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood {Apr. 25}
2016: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead {Jun 2}
2017: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid {Jun 4}


message 7: by Nicole (last edited May 02, 2018 10:57AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Read 6 books off of 'Can't Wait Books of 2018' list - COMPLETED

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

1. You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon {Feb. 22}
2. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman {Feb. 26}
3. Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce {Mar. 16}
4. The Night Child by Anna Quinn {Mar. 24}
5. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black {Apr. 3}
6. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert {Apr. 27}


message 8: by Nicole (last edited Sep 11, 2018 08:41AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Complete each monthly PBT Decathlon Challenge

January: Tribute to Linda
1. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier {Jan. 19}
2. Stiff by Mary Roach {Jan. 31}

February: Earliest 10
1. The Art of War by Sun Tzu {May 31}

March: Illustrated Classic Autobiography
1. Maus by Art Spiegelman {Mar. 10}

April: Randomizer
1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon {Apr. 21}

May: Man Booker Shortlist (2012)
1. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng {May 10}

June: 10 Year Milestone
1. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North {Jun. 8}

July: Buddy Read
1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey {Jul. 15} - Susie
2. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty {Jul. 22} - Mom

August: Espionage Recommendations
1.

September: Admin Favorite Friendship Books
1.


message 9: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6259 comments Nicole wrote: "Read 6 books off of 'Can't Wait Books of 2018' list

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

1."


I searched and searched for a list of 2018 books and couldn't find one! Great idea . . .


message 10: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Anita wrote: "I searched and searched for a list of 2018 books and couldn't find one! Great idea . . . "

Thanks Anita! I don't tend to read newer books so I thought I would challenge myself this year!


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I understand the "overly ambitious" part of challenges, especially when Dec/Jan rolls around. :-) (This year, I reverted to "under ambitious.") Best of luck with your challenges, Nicole. Even if you don't finish, I hope you have fun in the process.


message 12: by Nicole (last edited Jan 04, 2018 09:00AM) (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Lisa A ⛄ wrote: "I understand the "overly ambitious" part of challenges, especially when Dec/Jan rolls around. :-) (This year, I reverted to "under ambitious.") Best of luck with your challenges, Nicole. "

Thanks Lisa! I always enjoy the beginning of the year so much more; there much more reading "freedom"! Then Nov/Dec rolls around and I realize its time to buckle down and get those Pulitzers read. haha I'm aiming to get those, and the 2018 publications, out of the way quickly this year.


message 13: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 428 comments Denizen Tribute

1. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid {Jun. 4}
2. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North {Jun. 8}

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen


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