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message 1: by Janine (last edited Dec 31, 2018 04:43AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Janine's 2018 all-in-one Corner

This year I've decided to combine my corner and personal challenge thread into one. I plan on keeping track of my challenges here, as well as doing a monthly book round up.

Overall goal: 120/100 books

Please feel free to comment if you wish :)


message 2: by Janine (last edited Dec 31, 2018 04:42AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Yearly Challenge: Let's Turn Pages

My goal is 3000 pages a month.

January - 3599 pages
February - 2913 pages
March - 3127 pages
April - 5684 pages
May - 3160 pages
June - 3198 pages
July - 4390 pages
August - 4466
September - 2014 pages
October - 4324 pages
November - 2262 pages
December - 4581 pages

Total: 43,718/36,000


message 4: by Janine (last edited Dec 31, 2018 04:48AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Yearly Challenge: Genre Bingo



Science Non-fiction - How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist's remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma
YA Fantasy - Ruin and Rising
Self-Help - Pick Three: You Can Have It All
Paranormal Romance - A Discovery of Witches
Short Stories or Novella - The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Science Fiction - Renegades
Biography - Federer
Historical Romance - Ross Poldark
Magical Realism - The Astonishing Color of After
Space Opera - Chasing the Stars
Literary Fiction - The Lowland
Historical Non-fiction - Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Free Space (Contemporary) - The Exact Opposite of Okay
Classics - High-Rise
Horror - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Graphic Novel - Wuthering Heights
Memoir - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Adventure - Ready Player One
Epic/High Fantasy - Goldenhand
Mystery or Thriller - Origin
Crime - Career of Evil
Urban Fantasy - The Dark Days Club
Suspense - Nerve
Dystopian - The Scorch Trials
Humour - Crazy Rich Asians


Total: 25/25


message 5: by Janine (last edited Jun 19, 2018 11:08AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Yearly Challenge: Dig Deeper and Read Particular

Sub-genres of some of my favourite genres:

Fantasy:
1. YA Fantasy - Ruin and Rising
2. High Fantasy - Goldenhand
3. Urban Fantasy - The Dark Days Club
4. Fairytale Fantasy - The Hazel Wood
5. Myths and Legends - The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic


Science Fiction:
1. Time Travel - Paris Adrift
2. Dystopian - The Scorch Trials
3. Superhero - Renegades
4. Space Opera - A Confusion of Princes
5. Soft Science Fiction/ Speculative Science Fiction - High-Rise

Non-Fiction:
1. Psychology - Outliers: The Story of Success
2. Race / Feminism / Politics - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
3. Travel - Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
4. Memoir - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
5. Historical - Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Total: 15/15


message 6: by Janine (last edited Dec 27, 2018 03:36AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Yearly Challenge: Serial Reader

I will finish 12 series I have started before this year.
I will start 7 series this year.


Series to complete (or get up to date on): 15/12 series, 24 books

Night Angel:
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

The Dark Artifices:
Lord of Shadows

Graceling:
Fire
Bitterblue

The Diviners:
Lair of Dreams
Before the Devil Breaks You

The Checquy Files:
Stiletto

Wolf by Wolf
Blood for Blood

Reapers Inc.
Pocket Full of Posies
For the Birds
Psychopomp
Death Wish
Ghost Market
Hellfire and Brimstone

Binti: COMPLETE
Binti: The Night Masquerade

Rebel of the Sands: COMPLETE
Traitor to the Throne
Hero at the Fall

Maze Runner: COMPLETE
The Fever Code
The Kill Order

Robert Langdon: COMPLETE
Origin

Abhorsen: COMPLETE
Goldenhand

Inkheart: COMPLETE
Inkdeath

Zeroes: COMPLETE
Nexus

Not a Drop to Drink: COMPLETE
In a Handful of Dust

Me Before You: COMPLETE
After You
Still Me

The Vampire Academy: COMPLETE
Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound
Last Sacrifice

The Girl with All the Gifts: COMPLETE
The Boy on the Bridge

Creekwood: COMPLETE
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Leah on the Offbeat

Villains: COMPLETE
Vengeful

Monster: UP TO DATE
Villain

Cormoran Strike: UP TO DATE
Lethal White

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Series to start this year: 12/7 series, 15 books

Renegades:
Renegades

Dark Days Club:
The Dark Days Club
Lusus Naturae: A Lord Carlston Story
The Dark Days Pact

All Souls Trilogy:
A Discovery of Witches
Shadow of Night
The Book of Life

The Poldark Saga:
Ross Poldark
Demelza
Jeremy Poldark

Wayfarers:
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
A Closed and Common Orbit
Record of a Spaceborn Few

Cell 7:
Cell 7
Day 7
Final 7

Maya Angelou's Autobiography:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The Hazel Wood:
The Hazel Wood (up to date)

Heart of Iron:
Heart of Iron (up to date)

Legacy of Orisha:
Children of Blood and Bone (up to date)

Everless:
Everless (up to date)

Skyward:
Skyward (up to date)



Heist Society
The Way of Kings
La Belle Sauvage
The Emperor's Edge
Hyperion
The Raven Boys
The Long Earth


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Total: 39/35

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Re-reads: 8 books

- Ruin and Rising
- The Scorch Trials
- The Death Cure
- Ready Player One
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Career of Evil
- Vicious
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Prince Caspian


message 7: by Janine (last edited Dec 31, 2018 04:52AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Yearly Challenge: #40yrs40bks

A non-goodreads challenge, created in part by a friend of mine.



To do:



Complete:

1. A book about WW1 - War Horse
2. A non-fiction book about sport - Federer
3. A crime novel - Career of Evil
4. A book for adults, written by a predominantly children's author - Lethal White
5. A sequel to a book you have already read - Goldenhand
6. A book that's been on your TBR for more than 12 months - Nerve
7. An autobiography - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
8. A carnegie medal winner - One
9. A historical novel - Lusus Naturae: A Lord Carlston Story
10. A book that is about summer - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
11. A book with a prominent character who is LGBTQ+ - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
12. A book with a number in the title - Ready Player One
13. The final book in a series - The Death Cure
14. A book from a genre you usually avoid - The Lido
15. A children's book you didn't read as a child How To Write Really Badly
16. A book (originally) published under a nom de plume - The Way of All Flesh
17. A book recommended to you by a friend - Outliers: The Story of Success
18. A book with a title featuring the weather - Half of a Yellow Sun
19. A book whose title begins with the first letter of your name - Just So Stories
20. A book you chose solely by the cover - The Power
21. A book where the illustrator is credited on the front cover - Wuthering Heights
22. A book published in the year you were born - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
23. A book set in a country you've never visited - The Astonishing Color of After
24. A book based on (or inspired by) a true story - My Real Name Is Hanna
25. A book translated from another language - Beartown
26. A book of short stories - The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
27. A book about a culture you don't know much about - Crazy Rich Asians
28. A collaboration novel - Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah
29. A book by an author you've never read before - The Dark Days Club
30. A book with an alliterative title - Ruin and Rising
31. A book you spotted on bookstagram - Children of Blood and Bone
32. A fantasy novel - Uprooted
33. A book set in space - A Confusion of Princes
34. Re-read a book you read as a child - Prince Caspian
35. A book of poetry or a book written in verse - The Poet X
36. A book that's considered a classic in your favourite genre - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
37. A green book - The Lie Tree
38. A 2018 debut novel - The Hazel Wood
39. Read a holiday themed book around the time of that holiday - Hallowe'en Party
40. Start a book on your birthday (or half birthday). - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Total: 40/40


message 8: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1045 comments ***Spare Yearly Challenge***


message 9: by Janine (last edited Mar 15, 2018 12:14PM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments First Quarter: Places and Spaces


1. The Unsea - Ruin and Rising
2. Underground tunnels - Renegades
3. The woods - The Hazel Wood
4. The ice rink - Beartown
5. The Scorch / desert - The Scorch Trials
6. A time portal - Paris Adrift
7. Space - A Confusion of Princes
8. Swimming pool - The Lido
9. School - The Exact Opposite of Okay
10. High-rise building - High-Rise
11. OASIS - Ready Player One
12. Czarina's apartment - Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah

Total: 12/12


message 10: by Janine (last edited Jun 27, 2018 09:24AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Second Quarter: Bibliophile Challenge


1. Read a book about books or reading.
2. Read a book-in-a-book.
3. Read a book that is an author's memoir. - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4. Read a book about language or linguistics.
5. Read a book that takes place in a library or bookstore.
6. Read a book before you see the movie/watch the tv show. - Ross Poldark
7. Read a book whose main character is a bookworm.
8. Read a book that is mentioned in another book.
9. Read a book that is a retelling of a classic or modern classic. - Heart of Iron
10. Read a book that has a palindrome in the title.
11. Read a book that uses an alliteration in the title. - Traitor to the Throne
12. Read a book that has a full sentence as it's title. - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
13. Read a book with a title that rhymes.
14. Read a book with a one-word title. - Uprooted
15. Read a book with an oxymoron in the title.
16. Read a book with a homonym or homophone in the title. - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Race)
17. Read a book with a homograph in the title. - Humans, Bow Down
18. Read a book in translation or a book that merges two or more languages, e.g., Spanglish, Pidgin, or Creole. - Half of a Yellow Sun
(English and Igbo)
19. Read a work of epistolary fiction or nonfiction. - The Color Purple
20. Read a book you can't get as an ebook.

Total: 10/10


message 11: by Janine (last edited Oct 05, 2018 10:33AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Third Quarter: Spanning the Years

2017 - Radio Silence
1980 - Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - 37 years
1850 - The Lie Tree - 130 years
2016 - I Am Thunder -166 years
1941 - My Real Name Is Hanna - 75 years
2016 - Nexus - 75 years
1911 - Peril in Paris - 105 years
2017 - They Both Die at the End - 106 years
1847 - The Way of All Flesh - 170 years
1665 - Ring of Roses - 182 years

1046/800 years


message 12: by Janine (last edited Dec 31, 2018 08:43AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Fourth Quarter: Make Your Own Book Awards

1. Will they, won't they Romance award - What If It's Us
2. Most unlike me... but still relatable, protagonist - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
3. Most interesting method of time travel - The Girl from Everywhere
4. Edge of my seat award - Lethal White
5. Dullest mystery - Hallowe'en Party
6. Best world building - Skyward
7. Most anticipated sequel - Vengeful
8. Most atmospheric - City of Ghosts
9. Disappointing 'product of its era' award - Just So Stories
10. Cutest couple - Heartstopper: Volume One
11. Biggest picture plot - The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
12. Most beautiful writing - One
13. Protagonist with the worst luck - Day 7
14. Most varied read - Roar
15. The 'why was this so long?' award - Pick Three: You Can Have It All
16. The 'it just keeps getting better' award - Moxie
17. Richest character development - The Lowland
18. Most skimmable - Federer
19. Unique perspective award - War Horse

19/15


message 13: by Janine (last edited Feb 01, 2018 07:58AM) (new)


message 14: by Janine (last edited Mar 02, 2018 03:25AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments February: Library Lovers Day

Borrow and read library books between 7th - 21st February.

Physical: The Fever Code
Ebook: The Kill Order
Audiobooks: A Confusion of Princes and Goldenhand

4/3


message 15: by Janine (last edited Apr 21, 2018 11:11AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments March: Page to Screen

Books becoming movies or TV shows in 2018.

1. Ready Player One
2. Origin
3. Crazy Rich Asians
4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda


4/3

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March - April: Special 16,000 Challenge

1. Join the Party and go to the Give a Recommendation, Get a Recommendation Thread, and read the book recommended to you! - A Discovery of Witches

2. Read a book that has at least 16,000 ratings on Goodreads. - The Power

3. Read a book by an author who is new to you with at least 16,000 followers on Goodreads.

4. Read the 16th book on your TBR list. - Uprooted

5. Pick a challenge you are not a part of and do the 16th task.

6. Read a book that was published in 2016. - Chasing the Stars

7. Read a book with 16 Chapters or Short Stories.

8. Visit 16 of your Goodreads Friends, and read TBR book that you all have most in common.

9. Check out at least 16 Personal Challenges, and read a book another member has enjoyed this year. - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

10. Read a book with the number 16 in the title.

11. Reread a book that you loved when you were 16 years old, or read a book that was published when you were 16 years old. - Half of a Yellow Sun

12. Read a book that was published 16 (2002), 160 (1858), or even around 1600 years ago. - Stories of Your Life and Others

13. Read a book that is shorter than 160 pages. - Lusus Naturae: A Lord Carlston Story

14. Read a book that is or has been a Group Buddy Read.
Our Buddy Reads - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two


15. November 16th is International Day of Tolerance. Find a member who comes from a different culture than you and read one of their favorite books.

8/5

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March - April: Movie Night

Movies or TV shows that were buddy reads in 2017.

1) American Gods (Prime)

1/3

Possibles:
- The Light Between Oceans (Prime)
- A Man Called Ove (Prime)



message 16: by Janine (last edited Apr 28, 2018 06:47AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments April: Surprisingly Similar

Reading diversely!

1) Different nationality: The Power - of the five core threads/characters followed, four are different nationalities to me. Tunde is Nigerian, Tatiana is Moldovan, Allie + Margot are American.

2) Different race/nationality: The Astonishing Colour of After. The author is Taiwanese American and the protagonist is half-Taiwanese.

3) Different gender/race/sexuality: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

4) Different race/nationality/disability/religion: Stories of Your Life and Others. Collection of short stories with a huge range of protagonists. Author is Chinese American.

5) Different nationality/race/historical era: Half of a Yellow Sun

6) Different nationality/race: The Poet X

7) Different race: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

7/4

Planned/currently reading:
- Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East



message 17: by Janine (last edited Jun 10, 2018 04:05AM) (new)

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message 18: by Janine (last edited Jun 29, 2018 01:44PM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments June: Marathon Challenge

1) Spirit Bound - 496 pages
2) The Color Purple - 295 pages
3) Demelza - 538 pages
4) Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History - 429 pages
5) Humans, Bow Down - 416 pages
6) The Heart Goes Last - 320 pages
7) Inkdeath - 704 pages

Pages read in June: 3198/3000


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message 20: by Janine (last edited Aug 20, 2018 10:24AM) (new)

Janine | 1045 comments August: Reading in Royal Lands

1) Ukraine (previously Ottoman Empire) - My Real Name Is Hanna
2) United Kingdom - Girl in the Window
3) France - Peril in Paris

3/3


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Janine | 1045 comments All ready to go! I haven't quite planned my January reading, but we will see where the month takes me :)


message 26: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Janine wrote: "All ready to go! I haven't quite planned my January reading, but we will see where the month takes me :)"

Wishing you the best of luck with your goals and challenges Janine & a very happy reading/New Year!!


message 27: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1045 comments Thanks, Susy! Same to you.


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Susy (susysstories) Janine wrote: "Thanks, Susy! Same to you."

Thx Janine :)


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