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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

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In 2018, my primary focus will be on reading books that I already own, and on making progress with the many series that I've started.

I'll be supplementing these goals with challenges that help me tackle books that I've had on my shelves for a while, and I also intend to allow for some spontaneity to keep things fun. Reading should never be a chore, after all.


message 2: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 30, 2018 09:52AM) (new)

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50 Book Challenge *Completed*
Overachievers' Challenge

Annual Goal: 100
YEAR TO DATE: 159

(view spoiler)

December: 14

Mortal Arts (Lady Darby Mystery, #2) by Anna Lee Huber A Grave Matter (Lady Darby Mystery #3) by Anna Lee Huber Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Devices Brightly Shining (Magnificent Devices, #9) by Shelley Adina Carrick House A short steampunk adventure (Magnificent Devices Book 14) by Shelley Adina Ruin and Rising (Grisha Verse, #3) by Leigh Bardugo Poison Dance (Midnight Thief, #0.5) by Livia Blackburne Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
A Place Beyond Courage (William Marshal, #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick The Hogwarts Collection by J.K. Rowling A Christmas Journey (Christmas Stories, #1) by Anne Perry Journey Across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, #2) by Christine Feehan Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas


message 3: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 17, 2018 07:08PM) (new)

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Buyer's Remorse

Round 1 *Completed*
(view spoiler)

Round 2 *Completed*

Goal: Level 1

Level One (5 TBR books) = List Tickler
1. Daughter of the Sky (2017)
2. Among the Nameless Stars (2013)
3. Retribution Falls (2014)
4. Balanced on the Blade's Edge (2015)
5. Voice Of Gods (2015)

Level Two (10 TBR books) = List Tamer
6. Poison Dance (2014)
7. A Place Beyond Courage (2012)
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9.
10.


message 4: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Nov 23, 2018 07:19AM) (new)

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Dust the Shelf

Round 1 *Completed*
(view spoiler)

Round 2 *Completed*

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. The House on Tradd Street (2011)
2. Throne of Glass (2012)

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. Seraphina (2012)
4. Bearers of the Black Staff (2012)

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. Shades of Milk and Honey (2012)
6. The Near Witch (2011)
7. Oliver Twist (2003)

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
8. Heart's Blood (2011)
9. Magic Lost, Trouble Found (2012)
10. Shadow and Bone (2012)

Round 2: Dustiest books to choose from:
(view spoiler)


message 5: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 19, 2018 09:37AM) (new)

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Haunted *Completed*

Read books from the Gothic genre.

Level 1: Wander the Windy Moors at Night
1. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
2. The Memorist by M.J. Rose
3. Watch the Wall, My Darling by Jane Aiken Hodge

Level 2: Take the Tunnel to Smugglers' Cove
4. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
5. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
6. The Widow's House by Carol Goodman

Level 3: Unearth a Family Secret
7. Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore
8. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
9. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart

Completed:

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart The Memorist (The Reincarnationist) by M.J. Rose Watch the Wall, My Darling by Jane Aiken Hodge The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole The Broken Girls by Simone St. James The Widow's House by Carol Goodman Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley Thornyhold by Mary Stewart


message 6: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 23, 2018 08:55PM) (new)

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Monthly Genre Challenge

January: Contemporary/Literary Fiction
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

February: Romance/Chick Lit
Frederica by Georgette Heyer

March: Mystery
A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn A Familiar Tail (Witch's Cat Mystery, #1) by Delia James The Moor (Mary Russell, #4) by Laurie R. King

April: Fantasy
Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) by Rachel Aaron The Magic of Recluce (The Saga of Recluce #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

May: Comedy/Tragedy
Keeping the Castle (Keeping the Castle, #1) by Patrice Kindl

June: Travel/Survival/Adventure
The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1) by Django Wexler Sky Raiders (Sky Raiders, #1) by Michelle Diener

July: Young Adult/Middle Grade
First Test (Protector of the Small, #1) by Tamora Pierce Jinx (Jinx #1) by Sage Blackwood

August: Science Fiction/Dystopia
Retribution Falls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #1) by Chris Wooding

September: Historical Fiction
When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr, #2) by C.S. Harris Daughter of the Sky by Michelle Diener

October: Horror/Thriller/Paranormal
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, #3) by Amanda Stevens Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews

November: Classics
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

December: Children's
The Hogwarts Collection by J.K. Rowling Journey Across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst


message 7: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 30, 2018 09:54AM) (new)

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Cereal Numbers

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Level 1: Grab A Spoon: 3-4 books *Completed*

The Fitz & the Fool - Robin Hobb

Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and the Fool, #1) by Robin Hobb Fool's Quest (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) by Robin Hobb Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3) by Robin Hobb

✔ 1. Fool's Assassin
✔ 2. Fool's Quest
✔ 3. Assassin's Fate

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Level 1: Grab A Spoon: 3-4 books *Completed*

Paladin's Legacy - Elizabeth Moon

Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin's Legacy, #3) by Elizabeth Moon Limits of Power (Paladin's Legacy, #4) by Elizabeth Moon Crown of Renewal (Paladin's Legacy, #5) by Elizabeth Moon

✔ 3. Echoes of Betrayal
✔ 4. Limits of Power
✔ 5. Crown of Renewal

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Level 1: Grab A Spoon: 3-4 books *Completed*

The Split Worlds - Emma Newman

All Is Fair (The Split Worlds, #3) by Emma Newman A Little Knowledge (The Split Worlds, #4) by Emma Newman All Good Things (The Split Worlds, #5) by Emma Newman

✔ 3. All Is Fair
✔ 4. A Little Knowledge
✔ 5. All Good Things

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Level 2: Pour The Milk: 5-10 books *Completed*

Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas

✔ 0. The Assassin's Blade
✔ 1. Throne of Glass
✔ 2. Crown of Midnight
✔ 3. Heir of Fire
✔ 4. Queen of Shadows
✔ 5. Empire of Storms
✔ 6. Tower of Dawn
✔ 7. Kingdom of Ash

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Level 1: Grab A Spoon: 3-4 books *Completed*

Penric & Desdemona - Lois McMaster Bujold

Penric's Fox (Penric and Desdemona, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold Penric’s Mission (Penric and Desdemona, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold Mira's Last Dance (Penric and Desdemona, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold The Prisoner of Limnos (Penric and Desdemona, #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold

✔ 3. Penric's Fox
✔ 4. Penric’s Mission
✔ 5. Mira's Last Dance
✔ 6. The Prisoner of Limnos

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Level 2: Pour The Milk: 5-10 books *Completed*

Kate Daniels - Ilona Andrews

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10) by Ilona Andrews

✔ 1. Magic Bites
✔ 2. Magic Burns
✔ 3. Magic Strikes
✔ 3.5 Magic Mourns
✔ 4. Magic Bleeds
✔ 4.5 Magic Dreams
5. Magic Slays
5.4 Magic Gifts
5.5 Gunmetal Magic
6. Magic Rises
6.5 Magic Steals
7. Magic Breaks
8. Magic Shifts
8.5 Magic Stars
9. Magic Binds
9.5 Iron and Magic
10. Magic Triumphs

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Level 1: Grab A Spoon: 3-4 books *Completed*

Protector of the Small - Tamora Pierce

First Test (Protector of the Small, #1) by Tamora Pierce Page (Protector of the Small, #2) by Tamora Pierce Squire (Protector of the Small, #3) by Tamora Pierce Lady Knight (Protector of the Small, #4) by Tamora Pierce

✔ 1. First Test
✔ 2. Page
✔ 3. Squire
4. Lady Knight


message 8: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Oct 06, 2018 07:57AM) (new)

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Clue *Completed*

Each character from the game represents the career of the MAIN CHARACTER (male or female) of the book you read.

✔ Miss Scarlet: career in law - Dissolution
✔ Colonel Mustard: career in the military - Echoes of Betrayal
✔ Nurse White: career in medicine - Murder on Sisters' Row (Midwife)
✔ Reverend Green: career in religion - One Corpse Too Many (Monk)
✔ Professor Plum: career in education - The Lost Book of the Grail
✔ Mrs. Peacock: career in business - As the Crow Flies
✔ Sergeant Gray: career in law enforcement - The Face of a Stranger
✔ Mr. Brown: career as a con artist or spy - Luck in the Shadows (Spy)

Extra-Credit..
✔ Mr. Black/Mr. Boddy: is dead or dies in the story - Secrets of the Lighthouse (Includes Ghost POV)

Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin's Legacy, #3) by Elizabeth Moon Murder on Sisters' Row (Gaslight Mystery, #13) by Victoria Thompson One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #2) by Ellis Peters The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, #1) by Lynn Flewelling Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore


message 9: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 15, 2018 09:48AM) (new)

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Travel the World *Completed*

Around the World

🚂 1st Leg: North America

The Kingdom (South Carolina)
Murder on Sisters' Row (New York)
A Familiar Tail (New Hampshire)
The Broken Girls (Vermont)
The House on Tradd Street (South Carolina)
The Widow's House (New York)
Lethal (Louisiana)
Walk on Earth a Stranger (Pioneer Trail)
Bellewether (New York)

The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda Stevens A Familiar Tail (Witch's Cat Mystery, #1) by Delia James Murder on Sisters' Row (Gaslight Mystery, #13) by Victoria Thompson The Broken Girls by Simone St. James The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1) by Karen White The Widow's House by Carol Goodman Lethal by Sandra Brown Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

🚙 2nd Leg: South America

The Seven Sisters (Brazil)

The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters, #1) by Lucinda Riley

🚃 3rd Leg: Europe

Nine Coaches Waiting (France)
Secrets of the Lighthouse (Ireland)
The Memorist (Austria)
The Castle of Otranto (Italy)
All Is Fair (England)
The Lost Book of the Grail (England)
A Place Beyond Courage (England)
The Moor (England)
One Corpse Too Many (England)
A Curious Beginning (England)
The Face of a Stranger (England)
A Useful Woman (England)
As the Crow Flies (England, France, Australia)
Murder at the Brightwell (England)
The Anatomist's Wife (Scotland)
A Perilous Undertaking (England)
When Gods Die (England)
Dissolution (England)

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart The Memorist (The Reincarnationist) by M.J. Rose The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole All Is Fair (The Split Worlds, #3) by Emma Newman The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett A Place Beyond Courage (William Marshal, #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick The Moor (Mary Russell, #4) by Laurie R. King One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #2) by Ellis Peters A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry
A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1) by Darcie Wilde As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1) by Anna Lee Huber Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) by Deanna Raybourn When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr, #2) by C.S. Harris Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom


🚎 4th Leg: Middle East

The Wrath & the Dawn (Persia/Iran)
The Rose & the Dagger (Persia/Iran)
Cybele's Secret (Turkey)

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1) by Renée Ahdied The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2) by Renée Ahdied Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) by Juliet Marillier

🛩 5th Leg: Africa

Daughter of the Sky (South Africa)
The Thousand Names (North Africa)

The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1) by Django Wexler Daughter of the Sky by Michelle Diener

🛵 6th Leg: Asia

The Star-Touched Queen (India)

The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

🛥 7th Leg: Australia & Oceania

As the Crow Flies (England, France, Australia)
Evergreen Falls (Australia)

As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman


message 10: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 31, 2017 09:33AM) (new)

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Literary Anniversaries

Several authors have anniversary birthdays in 2018. The challenge is to choose one author (or more) and read one or more of their works.

Leo Tolstoy (9th September 1828)

Planned: War and Peace


message 11: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 30, 2018 10:42AM) (new)

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The Finish Line

Goal: Complete 14 Series

1. The Fitz & the Fool - Robin Hobb - 1/20/18
2. The Mage Wars - Mercedes Lackey - 1/21/18
3. Scarlet - A.C. Gaughen - 2/17/18
4. Paladin's Legacy - Elizabeth Moon - 3/1/18
5. My Notorious Aunt - Kathleen Baldwin - 4/7/18
6. The Split Worlds - Emma Newman - 5/2/18
7. For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund - 5/18/18
8. Midnight Thief - Livia Blackburne - 6/1/18
9. The Wrath & the Dawn - Renee Ahdieh - 6/20/18
10. Wildwood - Juliet Marillier - 8/17/18
11. Seraphina - Rachel Hartman - 10/17/18
12. Orphan's Tales - Catherynne M. Valente - 10/22/18
13. The Grisha - Leigh Bardugo - 12/12/18
14. Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas - 12/29/18


message 12: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 30, 2018 10:55AM) (new)

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Doorstopper (600-1000 pgs) *Completed*

My goal for the year is 4 doorstoppers:

✔ 1. As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer (800 pgs)
✔ 2. Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb (688 pgs)
✔ 3. Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (768 pgs)
✔ 4. Assassin's Fate by Robin Hobb (888 pgs)
✔ 5. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (656 pgs)
✔ 6. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (704 pgs)
✔ 7. Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (608 pgs)
✔ 8. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (658 pgs)
✔ 9. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (668 pgs)

Completed
Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and the Fool, #1) by Robin Hobb Fool's Quest (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) by Robin Hobb Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3) by Robin Hobb As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2) by Rachel Hartman Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas


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Shelf Bender (1000 pgs +) *Completed*

My goal is 1 shelf bender this year: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1440 pgs)

So that didn't work out, but I did read Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (1066 pgs)

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas


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New to You in 2018 (Jan-June) *Completed*

There are several authors I've been meaning to try for years now. I'll start out with level 3.

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. In This House of Brede: A Novel by Rumer Godden
3. The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris
5. Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
6. Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
8. A Familiar Tail by Delia James
9. The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
10. As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer


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Down with History (Jan-June) *Completed*

Level 1 - Ancient Ancestors (2 Books)
1. What Angels Fear - 19th C
2. One Corpse Too Many - 12th C

Level 2 - Medieval Mayhem (4 Books)
3. Lion Heart - 12th C
4. A Curious Beginning - 19th C

Level 3 - Days of Empire (7 Books)
5. Frederica - 19th C
6. Truly Yours - 19th C
7. The Moor - 20th C

Level 4 - Wars of Old (10 Books)
8. Shadows and Strongholds - 12th C
9. The Face of a Stranger - 19th C
10. Murder on Sisters' Row - 20th C

Level 5 - The Past is the Past (15 Books)
11. The Broken Girls - 20th C
12. A Useful Woman - 19th C
13. As the Crow Flies - 20th C
14. Murder at the Brightwell - 20th C
15. The Anatomist's Wife - 19th C

Completed
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) by C.S. Harris One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #2) by Ellis Peters Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3) by A.C. Gaughen A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn Frederica by Georgette Heyer Truly Yours by Barbara Metzger The Moor (Mary Russell, #4) by Laurie R. King Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry Murder on Sisters' Row (Gaslight Mystery, #13) by Victoria Thompson
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1) by Darcie Wilde As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1) by Anna Lee Huber


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Reach for the Stars (Jan-June) *Completed*

Level 1 Suiting Up 1-5 books
1. For Darkness Shows the Stars
2. Across a Star-Swept Sea
3. Labyrinth
4. Borders of Infinity
5. Sky Raiders

Completed
For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1) by Diana Peterfreund Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2) by Diana Peterfreund Labyrinth (Vorkosigan Saga) by Lois McMaster Bujold Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold Sky Raiders (Sky Raiders, #1) by Michelle Diener


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New Release Challenge *Completed*

Books published in 2018.
Goal: Level 3

Level One: Curious: read 1 new release
1. The Broken Girls

Level Two: Curiouser: read 2 new releases
2. Fleshers

Level Three: Most Curious: read 4 new releases
3. Voyager of the Crown
4. Lethal White

Level Four: You killed the cat: read 6 new releases
5. Bellewether
6. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Completed
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James Fleshers (Newport City, #1) by Alison Croggon Voyager of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane, #4) by Melissa McShane Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton


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Mini Challenges

Ides of March *Completed*

Mission: According to tradition, Julius Caesar was warned by prophecy to "Beware the Ides of March." For this mini-mini, read one book with paranormal activity by March 31, 2016.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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Dog Days : The Heat Is On! (July 3 - Aug 11) *Completed*

Mission: Read a book with the hottest title you can find.

Planned: Heir of Fire, Magic Burns

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews

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Buzz buzz buzz! *Completed*

Mission: Read a book with an insect in the title.

Magic Bites

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews

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Set Sail! *Completed*

Read a book that has a sailing word in the title or a high seas adventure story!

Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) by Juliet Marillier

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Back to School *Completed*

Mission: Read one book with a word or words in the title that are somehow associated with the academic experience.

Page by Tamora Pierce.

Page (Protector of the Small, #2) by Tamora Pierce

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Makeovers 2018 (Oct-Dec) *Completed*

Mission: Read a book that is a makeover of another story. For example, a fairy tale retelling, or a classic recast into a new mold.


Completed:
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


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Seize the Day (July-Dec) *Completed*

Goal: Books you most want to read, by favorite authors, or maybe books in a favorite series.

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
1. Penric’s Mission
2. Mira's Last Dance
3. The Prisoner of Limnos

Level 2 - Savor the Moment (6 Books)
4. Royal Airs
5. Heir of Fire
6. Cybele's Secret

Level 3 - Seize the Day (10 Books)
7. Queen of Shadows
8. Empire of Storms
9. Lethal White
10. Tower of Dawn

Completed
Penric’s Mission (Penric and Desdemona, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold Mira's Last Dance (Penric and Desdemona, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold The Prisoner of Limnos (Penric and Desdemona, #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold Royal Airs (Elemental Blessings, #2) by Sharon Shinn Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) by Juliet Marillier Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Potentials
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley


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Fantasy Faire (July-Dec)

Round 1 *Completed*
(view spoiler)

Round 2 *Completed*
Level 1 - Linger with Elves (2 Books)
1. Queen of Shadows
2. Magic Strikes

Level 2 - Fly with Dragons (4 Books)
3. Page
4. Squire

Level 3 - Eat the Food in Faerie (7 Books)
5. Glamour in Glass
6. Empire of Storms
7. Heart's Blood

Level 4 - Go on a Quest to Save the World (10 Books)
8. Lord of the Fire Lands
9. The Gilded Chain
10. Shadow Scale

Level 5 - Explore Another World (15 Books)
11. Voyager of the Crown
12. Magic Lost, Trouble Found
13. Tower of Dawn
14. Rebel of the Sands
15. Shadow and Bone

Completed
Penric’s Mission (Penric and Desdemona, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold Mira's Last Dance (Penric and Desdemona, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold The Prisoner of Limnos (Penric and Desdemona, #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews First Test (Protector of the Small, #1) by Tamora Pierce Stalking Darkness (Nightrunner, #2) by Lynn Flewelling Royal Airs (Elemental Blessings, #2) by Sharon Shinn Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews
Jinx (Jinx #1) by Sage Blackwood Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #2) by Joseph Delaney Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) by Juliet Marillier The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) by Roshani Chokshi Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Page (Protector of the Small, #2) by Tamora Pierce Squire (Protector of the Small, #3) by Tamora Pierce Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories, #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier Lord of the Fire Lands (The King's Blades, #2) by Dave Duncan The Gilded Chain (The King's Blades, #1) by Dave Duncan Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2) by Rachel Hartman Voyager of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane, #4) by Melissa McShane Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares #1) by Lisa Shearin Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) by Leigh Bardugo


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The Game is Afoot (July-Dec)

Goal: Level 2, maybe 3 *Completed*

Level 1 - Break the Code (2 Books)
1. A Great Deliverance
2. A Perilous Undertaking

Level 2 - Shadow the Suspect (4 Books)
3. Lonesome Road
4. When Gods Die

Level 3 - Crack the Case (7 Books)
5. Dissolution
6. The Prophet
7. Lethal White

Level 4 - Chase the Villain (10 Books)
8. The Masque of the Black Tulip
9. Holiday in Death
10. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Completed
A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1) by Elizabeth George A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) by Deanna Raybourn Lonesome Road (Miss Silver, #3) by Patricia Wentworth When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr, #2) by C.S. Harris Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, #3) by Amanda Stevens Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2) by Lauren Willig Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton


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