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message 1: by Waco (last edited Dec 31, 2017 10:30PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments I want to be more active on Goodreads this year, and I am starting here. This is my reading nook where I will keep all my books that I have touched and that have touched me in 2018.

My overall goal for 2018 is 70 books with a page count of at least 23,000.

I am going to participate in several Yearly Challenges:

Dewey Decimal Challenge (10 books)
Serial Reader (2 series/12 books)
Ravenclaw Reading List (8 books)
Diversity Books (10 books)
The TBR Jar Challenge (10 books)
1001 Books to Read Before I die (7 books)

I am going to do the First Quarter Challenge of Must Read Books.

I will get these from the 1001 Books to Read Before I Die challenge. My goal is 3 books.

I also will take part in some of the Monthly Challenges.

January - Personality (2 books)


message 2: by Waco (last edited Dec 31, 2017 10:30PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Two of the challenges I am taking on don't fit well into the established ones for 2018, so I am going to list them here in my member corner.


message 3: by Waco (last edited Feb 28, 2018 08:32PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Yearly Challenge
Dewey Decimal Challenge:

Read one book from the 10 Dewey Decimal Classifications.
Duration 01/01/18 - 12/31/18
Read 3/10

000 Generalities
     Monsters of New York: Mysterious Creatures in the Empire State Dewey Decimal (001.944)
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
     Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Dewey Decimal (551.51)
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 The arts
800 Literature & rhetoric
900 Geography & history
     Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Dewey Decimal (919.89)


message 4: by Waco (last edited Feb 28, 2018 08:55PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Yearly Challenge
Diversity Challenge:

Read books that show more diverse authors, subjects, countries, etc. I will add why each book is considered diverse as I read them.

Duration 01/01/18 - 12/31/18
Read 2/10

    January: 1) Main character is a person of color: Dear Martin
    February: 2) Author is from a foreign country: South Korea: Human Acts


message 5: by Waco (last edited Mar 06, 2018 06:19PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Yearly Challenge
Serial Reader Challenge

I will read 2 series from start to finish this year. (12 books) 0/2
My total number of books is 12. 2/12

  Duration 01/01/18 - 12/31/18

    1) Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown (4 books) 0/4
    2) The Dark Tower by Stephen King (8 books) 2/8
        February: Book 1 The Gunslinger
        March: Book 2 The Drawing of the Three


message 6: by Waco (last edited Feb 28, 2018 08:43PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Yearly Challenge
Listopia Challenge #1: Ravenclaw Reading List

Read books on the 20 Books for Ravenclaws list
Duration: 01/01/18 - 12/31/18
Books: 1/8

    February: 1) Strange the Dreamer


message 7: by Waco (last edited Feb 28, 2018 08:58PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Yearly Challenge
Listopia Challenge #2: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Read books on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Duration: 01/01/18 - 12/31/18
Books: 2/7

    January: 1) Jane Eyre
    February: 2) The Great Gatsby


message 8: by Waco (last edited Feb 26, 2018 12:13AM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Yearly Challenge
The TBR Jar Challenge

Read books randomly selected from my to be read (TBR) list.
Duration: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
Books: 1/8

1) The Virtues of Oxygen


message 9: by Waco (last edited Feb 28, 2018 09:02PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments First Quarter Challenge
Must Read Books

For this challenge, read as many of the 1001 books as you can. Obviously, we don't expect you to read them all in three months, but let's see how many we can cross off our lists.
Duration: 01/01/18 - 03/31/18
Books: 2/3

    January: 1) Jane Eyre
    February: 2) The Great Gatsby


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Waco Glennon | 91 comments Second Quarter Challenge
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message 13: by Waco (last edited Feb 25, 2018 10:15PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Monthly Challenge
January: Personalities

To celebrate January’s theme, Personalities, we have decided to have an interactive challenge. Based on your Myers-Briggs Personality, we are challenging you to read books that have characters matching your personality type.
Duration: 01/01/18 - 01/31/18
Books: 2/2

I am INFJ
1: The Mysterious Affair at Styles Hercule Poirot is an INFJ.
2: Jane Eyre Jane Eyre on some lists is an INFJ
3: To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is an INFJ


message 14: by Waco (last edited Feb 28, 2018 09:11PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Monthly Challenge
February: Winter Olympics: Now & Yesteryears

In celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, we are figuratively skiing, skating, and sledding our way back in time to visit host sites of today and yesteryears. Start by reading one (or more) books by a Korean or Korean-X author (e.g., Korean-American). Once complete, compete in the former host sites in reverse chronological order (duplicate host countries have been skipped). See how many medals you can collect!

Duration 02/01/18 - 02/28/18
Books: 1/1

South Korea
1) Human Acts


message 15: by Waco (last edited Feb 28, 2018 09:13PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Monthly Challenge
March: Vernal Verses: Poetry Challenge*

While prose will always have a special place in our hearts and our reading lists, this month we are making room for more poetry. World Poetry Day is March 21, the day after the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, but we're celebrating poetry all month long.

Duration 03/01/18 - 03/31/18
Books 0/1


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Waco Glennon | 91 comments Monthly Challenge
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message 25: by Waco (last edited Mar 06, 2018 06:22PM) (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Personal Reading Challenge

Duration: 01/01/18 - 12/31/18
Books: 20/70
Pages: 6,116/23,000

January: 11 books 3,232 pages
    1) The Mysterious Affair at Styles 294 pages
    2) Treasure Island 311 pages
    3) Artemis 305 pages
    4) Dear Martin 226 pages
    5) Jane Eyre 507 pages
    6) Monsters of New York: Mysterious Creatures in the Empire State 135 pages
    7) The Lincoln Lawyer 404 pages
    8) To Kill a Mockingbird 324 pages
    9) Damocles 324 pages
    10) I Am Legend 160 pages
    11) The Virtues of Oxygen 242 pages

February: 9 books 2884 pages
    1) Hell House 301 pages
    2) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 394 pages
    3) The Great Gatsby 180 pages
    4) Their Eyes Were Watching God 219 pages
    5) Strange the Dreamer 533 pages
    6) The Gunslinger 385 pages
    7) Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage 292 pages
    8) Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us 362 pages
    9) Human Acts 218 pages

March: 1 book 438 pages
    1) The Drawing of the Three 438 pages


message 26: by Overbooked ✎ (new)

Overbooked  ✎ (kiwi_fruit) | 2194 comments Nice list Waco, I joined the Dewey Decimal Challenge a few years ago. Good luck with your challenges!


message 27: by Waco (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Kiwi Begs2Differ ✎ wrote: "Nice list Waco, I joined the Dewey Decimal Challenge a few years ago. Good luck with your challenges!"
Thank you, Kiwi!


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