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Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments I am excited to dive in come Sunday! I am going to shoot to complete some of the mini and additional yearly challenges. This will be my thread to organize my progress for each. :)

Happy Reading everyone!


message 2: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 21, 2018 06:24PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Bookoply:

Roll #1, 8
Light Blue - Theme: Purpose, War, Survival:
A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries, #1) by Elizabeth Hunter

Roll #2, 6
Purple - Category: Part of a series:
This Same Earth (Elemental Mysteries, #2) by Elizabeth Hunter

Roll #3, 4
Orange - Genre: Mystery:


message 3: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 10, 2018 03:27PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Book Buyer's Remorse

I do not regret buying the books I have, but it is on my personal goals to make more of an effort to read down those books I have already purchased. I will be using all three format: Audiobooks, Physical copies, and eBooks.

Physical Books on My Shelves (as of 12-31-17)

Level One (5 TBR books) = List Tickler
1. The Bake-Off Finished 1-20-18
2.Turtles All the Way Down Finished 2-8-18
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Level Two (10 TBR books) = List Tamer
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Level Three (15 TBR books) = Captain of the Shelf
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Level Four (20 TBR books) = Master of All Dust Bunnies
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Dance of Book Joy ensues!

eBooks Already Owned as of 12-31-17)

Level One (5 TBR books) = List Tickler
1. The Greatest Challenge Of Them All Finished 1-20-18
2.By Your Side Finished 2-10-18
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Level Four (20 TBR books) = Master of All Dust Bunnies
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Dance of Book Joy ensues!

Audiobooks Owned (as of 12-31-17)

Level One (5 TBR books) = List Tickler
1. Far from the Tree Finished 1/29/18
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message 4: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 21, 2018 06:26PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Winter Bingo Progress:

B1: Award Winner--Far from the Tree Finished 1-29-18
B2: Graphic Novel
B3: Silver Lettering
B4: Mystery or Thriller
B5: Current Event Related--Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Completed 1/25/18

I1: Start a Series--A Hidden Fire Finished 2/18/18
I2: Middle Grade
I3: Blue Cover
I4: > 400 pages
I5: Personal Improvement--Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Finished 1/1/18

N1: Classic
N2: Made into a Movie
N3: FREE
N4: Science Fiction
N5: Humor

G1: Magical Realism--The Astonishing Color of After Finished 1-17-18
G2: LGBTQ+
G3: White Cover--The Bake-Off Finished 1-20-18
G4: Published In Your Birth Year
G5: Biographical

O1: Published Last Year --The Greatest Challenge Of Them All Finished 1-14-18
O2: Epistolary
O3: Gold Lettering
O4: Based on Mythology
O5: Math/Science


message 5: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 21, 2018 06:27PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Riveted Reading Challenge:

Read a book written in verse
Read a fantasy or science fiction novel with explicitly queer characters
Start a new series A Hidden Fire Finished 2/18/18
Read a sequel
Read a YA nonfiction book
Read a debut by an author of color
Read a book (any genre) starring a queer character of color
Read a book that’s been longlisted for a National Book Award (any year!) Far from the Tree Finished 1/29/18
Read a book that’s over 500 pages long
Read a science fiction book with a female protagonist
Read a book that confronts or discusses sexism
Read a book that confronts or discusses racism Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Finished 1/25/18
Read a book with a first-generation immigrant main character
Read a work of historical fiction
Read a sci-fi novel written by a woman
Read a book featuring a dysfunctional family dynamic
Judge a book by its cover! Read something exclusively based on how good the cover art looks.
Read a book that has a person of color on the cover
Read a romance (comedy or drama) with two PoC protagonists
Read a YA anthology (fiction or nonfiction!)
Read a book about a character who’s struggling with mental illnessTurtles All the Way Down (finished 2-8-18)
Read a book about toxic friendships
Read a book based on a true story
Read a book with an interracial relationship
Read a book where a sport is a major focus/plot element


message 6: by Stephanie (last edited Jan 31, 2018 04:01PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Ms. Darcy's Reading Challenge:

1. A classic you have not read
2. A book recommended by someone with great taste
3. A book in translation
4. A book nominated for an award in 2018 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Finished 1-25-18 (NBA Finalist and Carnegie Medal short list)
5. A book of poetry, a play or an essay collection
6. A book you can read in a day--Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (read 1-1-18)
7. A book that is more than 500 pages
8. A book by a favorite author
9. A book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller
10. A banned book
11. A memoir, biography or book of creative nonfiction
12. A book by an author of a different race, ethnicity or religion than your own


message 7: by Stephanie (last edited Jan 31, 2018 04:06PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments The Popsugar Challenge

For this goal, though I have listed all the prompts including the Advanced, my goal is to finish 20 by the end of the year.

1) A book made into a movie you've already seen
2)The next book in a series you started
3) A book involving a heist
4) Nordic Noir
5) A novel based on a real person
6) A book set in a country that fascinates you
7) A book with a time of day in the title
8) A book about a vilian or antihero
9) A book about death or grief
The Astonishing Color of After Finished 1-17-18
10) A book with your favorite color in the title
11) A book with alliteration in the title
12) A book about time travel
13) A book with a weather element in the title
14) A book set at sea
15) A book with an animal in the title
16) A book set on a different planet
17) A book with song lyrics in the title
18) A book about or set on Halloween
19) A book with characters who are twins
20) A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
21) A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
22) A book that is also a stage play or musical
23) A book by an author or a different ethnicity than you
24) A book about Feminism
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Finished 1-1-18)
25) A book about mental health
26) A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Finished 1-25-18
27) A book by two authors
28) A book about or involving a sport
29) A book by a local author
30) A book mentioned in another book
31) A book from a celebrity book club
32) A childhood classic you've never read
33) A book that's published in 2018
34) A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
35) A book set in the decade you were born
36) A book you meant to read in 2017 but did not get to
37) A book with an ugly cover
38) A book that involves a bookstore or library
39) Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016 or 2017 Popsugar Reading challenges

Advanced:
40) A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
41) A cyberpunk book
42) A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
43) A book tied to your ancestry
44) A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
45) An allegory
46) A book by an author with the same first or last as you
47) A microhistory
48) A book about a problem facing society today
49) A book recommended by someone else taking the Popsugar Reading Challenge


message 8: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3939 comments Mod
Good luck on your challenges, Stephanie.


message 9: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Good luck on your challenges, Stephanie."

Thank you Rosemarie!


message 10: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 21, 2018 06:30PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Maxi Challenge: New to You (Jan-Jun)

I am not sure how many new authors I will get to experience this ear, but my goals is to complete them all.

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The Astonishing Color of After Finished 1-17-18

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2.Far from the Tree Finished 1-29-18
3.Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Finished 1-25-18

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4.By Your Side Finished 2-8-18
5.A Hidden Fire Finished 2-18-18
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Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
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message 11: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 21, 2018 06:31PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Dust the Shelves (focusing on taking care of my GoodReads TBR MASSIVE shelf)

My goal for this challenge would be to do 10 eBooks, 10 physical books, and as many audiobooks as I can (due to professional commitments, I am not be able to do as many audiobooks).

eBooks
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. The Greatest Challenge Of Them All Finished 1-14-17
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Physical
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. By Your Side Finished 2-8-18
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Audiobooks
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. Far from the Tree Finished 1/29/18
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message 12: by Stephanie (last edited Jan 31, 2018 04:09PM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments January's Progress Report:

Books Read in January: 6

Books in Progress:
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Ratings for the Month
5 Stars:
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

4 Stars:
Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

3 Stars:
The Greatest Challenge Of Them All (Cynster #26; Cynster Next Generation #6) by Stephanie Laurens The Bake-Off by Beth Kendrick


message 13: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 25, 2018 09:02AM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Around the Year in 52 Books

The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title (finished 2/8/18)
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) (finished 2/20/19)
This Same Earth (Elemental Mysteries, #2) by Elizabeth Hunter
5. A book about or inspired by real events
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
7. A gothic novel
8. An "own voices" book*
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
11. A literary fiction
12. A book set in Africa or South America
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) Finished 1-14-18
The Greatest Challenge Of Them All (Cynster #26; Cynster Next Generation #6) by Stephanie Laurens
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire (Finished 2/18/18)
A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries, #1) by Elizabeth Hunter
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure Finished 1-1-18
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
16. A narrative nonfiction
Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
21. A book written in first person perspective
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water (Finished 2/25/18)
A Fall of Water (Elemental Mysteries, #4) by Elizabeth Hunter
29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
35. A book featuring a murder
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before (Finished 1/29/18)
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air (Finished 2/24/18)
The Force of Wind (Elemental Mysteries, #3) by Elizabeth Hunter
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) (Finished 1-20-18)
The Bake-Off by Beth Kendrick
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018 (Finished 1-17-18)
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan


message 14: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Let's Chat January!

I am pretty happy with accomplishing six books this month--the new year has gotten off to a hectic start. Audiobooks are the best thing ever for crunch on time, or needing to get to bed early to get up early each day. :)

I have started my 7 and 8 books for the year: Turtles All the Way Down (audiobook--great so far, highly recommend it as an audiobook) and I am going to be picking up The Hate U Give.

How has your first month gone?! What books did you love so I can add them to my never ending TBR?


message 15: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 440 comments Hi Stephanie, sounds like you had a great month!
I had an amazing month too! Thanks to a Marathon Challenge I did in another group and the 24in48 Readathon I joined. I’ve read 8 books in total. Ready Player One was definitely my favourite, followed by The Angel of Darkness.


message 16: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Susy wrote: "Hi Stephanie, sounds like you had a great month!
I had an amazing month too! Thanks to a Marathon Challenge I did in another group and the 24in48 Readathon I joined. I’ve read 8 books in total. [bo..."


That's great! I am hoping I can finish at least 6 in February as well. Ready Player One has been one I have been wanting to ready, though I may listen to the audio book instead. :) Keep up the great work!


message 17: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 440 comments Thx! You too!


message 18: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 25, 2018 09:03AM) (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments February's Progress Report

Books Read in February: 6

Books in Progress
The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Ratings for the Month:

4 Stars:
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

3 Stars:
By Your Side by Kasie West A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries, #1) by Elizabeth Hunter This Same Earth (Elemental Mysteries, #2) by Elizabeth Hunter The Force of Wind (Elemental Mysteries, #3) by Elizabeth Hunter A Fall of Water (Elemental Mysteries, #4) by Elizabeth Hunter


message 19: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Susy wrote: "Thx! You too!"

I hope your month is going well!


message 20: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 440 comments Stephanie wrote: "Susy wrote: "Thx! You too!"

I hope your month is going well!"


Great so far, thx! :)


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