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message 1: by Laura (last edited Jan 20, 2019 02:36PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Number of books read - 39

Number from BBC Big Read top 200 list - 11
(Aiming for 5+ per year)


message 2: by Laura (last edited Dec 08, 2018 02:34PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Monthly genres challenge

January: Contemporary/Literary Fiction - The Girl on the Train
February: Romance/Chick Lit - The Girl at the Lion d'Or
March: Mystery - The Blind Assassin
April: Fantasy - The Lollipop Shoes
May: Comedy/Tragedy - Lord of the Flies
June: Travel/Survival/Adventure - Eat, Pray, Love
July: Young Adult/Middle Grade - Looking for Alaska
August: Science Fiction/Dystopia - The Machine Stops
September: Historical Fiction - The Remains of the Day
October: Horror/Thriller/Paranormal - The Woman in White
November: Classics - dorian gray? Sherlock?
December: Children's - Carrie's War


message 3: by Laura (last edited May 26, 2018 01:34AM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments New to you in 2018

This challenge will run from January to June 2018.

Challenge yourself to read some authors that are new to you

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. M.C. Beaton, The Quiche of Death
3. E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
5. Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
6. William Golding, Lord of the Flies


message 4: by Laura (last edited Dec 08, 2018 02:36PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Let’s have pie- Guardian list

Themes

1. ✔️Comedy - 4/7/18
2. ✔️Crime - 30/10/18
3. Family & Self (dorian gray?)
4. ✔️Love - 3/3/18
5. ✔️Science Fiction & Fantasy - 9/1/18
6. ✔️State of the Nation - 22/5/18
7. ✔️War & Travel - 8/12/18

Levels

Level 1: Just a Taste
1. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett - 9/1/18
2. A Room with a View, E.M. Forster- 3/3/18
Level 2: Getting Greedy
3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain- 22/5/18
4. Cold Comfort Farm , Stella Gibbons - 4/7/18
Level 3: I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing
5. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins - 30/10/18
6. Carrie's War, Nina Bawden - 8/12/18
7.


message 5: by Laura (last edited Jan 20, 2019 02:37PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Cereal Numbers: The Series Challenge 2018

Level 1: Grab A Spoon: 3-4 books/volumes of the same series
1) The Quiche of Death
2) The Vicious Vet
3) Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
4) Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley


message 6: by Laura (last edited Nov 30, 2018 05:40PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Haunted by Emily Brontë
Gothic books

Level 1: Wander the Windy Moors at Night
1. Rebecca, 4/10/18
2. The Woman in White, 30/11/18
3.


message 7: by Laura (last edited Jun 21, 2018 01:35PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Travel the world in 2018. Books must be set in the region to count for the challenge, but can be either fiction or nonfiction

Around the World
1st Leg: North America - Canada The Blind Assassin
2nd Leg: South America
3rd Leg: Europe - France The Lollipop Shoes
4th Leg: Middle East
5th Leg: Africa - Botswana The Kalahari Typing School for Men
6th Leg: Asia - India/Bali Eat, Pray, Love
7th Leg: Australia & Oceania


message 8: by Laronza (new)

Laronza Wiley-moore (laronzawiley-moore) | 228 comments I like this format..I'm going to try it


message 10: by Laura (last edited Nov 30, 2018 05:41PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Planned reading from ones that have been on shelf for ages already

5 Old School (1899 and earlier)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 1848
✔️The Woman in White, 1859
✔️The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876
Little Women, 1868
The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1890

5 New School (1900-1949)
✔️A Room with a View, 1908
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder, 1945
✔️Cold Comfort Farm, 1932
✔️Rebecca, 1938
Anne of Avonlea, 1909

10 Contemporary (1950+)
✔️Lord of the Flies, 1954
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984
Corelli's Mandolin, 1994
Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985
✔️High Fidelity, 1995
The Joy Luck Club, 1989
The Group, 1963
My Sister's Keeper, 2005
✔️ The Blind Assassin, 2000
Cloud Atlas, 2004


message 11: by Laura (last edited Nov 30, 2018 05:42PM) (new)

Laura | 48 comments Missing vowels

No As- High Fidelity 10/9/18
No Es-
No Is- Lola Rose 16/9/18
No Os- Rebecca 4/10/18
No Us- The Remains of the Day 30/9/18
No Ys- The Woman in White 30/10/18


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