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message 1: by Jane (last edited Aug 01, 2018 12:49PM) (new)

Jane | 236 comments YEARLY CHALLENGES:
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Color Challenge - 2018
(message 121)

15/15 DONE!

1. White: Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire

2. Pink: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

3. Red: Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger


4. Orange: Family Happiness by Laurie Colwin
Family Happiness by Laurie Colwin


5. Yellow: We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby
We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

6. Green: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

7. Light Blue: City of Boys by Beth Nugent
City of Boys by Beth Nugent


8. Dark Blue: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

9. Purple: The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

10. Brown: A Drinking Life by Pete Hamill
A Drinking Life by Pete Hamill


11. Black: Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson


12. Metallic: Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain
Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain

13. Five Colors: This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

14. Color Word in the Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

15. Descriptive Word in Title (Rainbow, Stripes, Polka Dots, Etc).: The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs

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Recommended Nonfiction Challenge
(message 33)

10/10

1. Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature by Meredith Maran
2. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson
3. What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
4. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
5. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
6. A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk
7. Sara & Gerald: Villa America and After by Honoria Murphy Donnelly
8. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
9. A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
10. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

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Southern Fiction/Nonfiction
(my personal challenge)

4/8

1. The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
2. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
3. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
4. One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
5. Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
6. The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
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message 2: by Jane (new)

Jane | 236 comments JANUARY ROUND UP

Color Challenge 2018

2/15

White: Roughneck by Jeff Lemire - 3 stars

Light Blue: City of Boys by Beth Nugent - 3 stars

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Recommended Nonfiction Challenge

3/10

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King - 4 stars

A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk - 4 stars

Sara & Gerald: Villa America and After by Honoria Murphy Donnelly - 3 stars


message 3: by Jane (new)

Jane | 236 comments FEBRUARY ROUND UP

Color Challenge 2018

4/15

Pink: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson - 5 stars

Brown: A Drinking Life by Pete Hamill - 4 stars

Recommended Nonfiction Challenge

4/10

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton - 5 stars


message 4: by Jane (new)

Jane | 236 comments MARCH ROUND UP

Color Challenge 2018

7/15

Five Colors: This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper - 5 stars

Red: Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger - 1 star

Dark Blue: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - 4 stars

Recommended Nonfiction Challenge

6/10

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - 4 stars

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson - 4 stars


message 5: by Jane (new)

Jane | 236 comments APRIL ROUND UP

11/15

Color Word in the Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by - James McBride - 5 stars

Metallic: Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain - 3 stars

Green: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - 3 stars

Black: Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson - 1 star

Recommended Nonfiction Challenge

7/10

Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature Edited by Meredith Maran - 5 stars

Southern Fiction/Nonfiction Challenge

2/8

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward - 3 stars

One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash - 3 stars


message 6: by Jane (new)

Jane | 236 comments MAY ROUND UP

Color Challenge 2018

Yellow: We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby - 5 stars

Southern Fiction/Nonfiction Challenge

Mama Day by Gloria Naylor - 4 stars

The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel - 4 stars


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