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message 1: by Vian (last edited Jan 21, 2018 11:19PM) (new)

Vian (vianvamp) | 86 comments A corner for me to track what challenges I'm participating in and to keep myself accountable.

Last year was a very poor reading year.
This year I want to do better.


message 2: by Vian (last edited Dec 27, 2018 01:43PM) (new)

Vian (vianvamp) | 86 comments Catch Up Book Club

January -
1. Murder On The Orient Express - Agatha Christie
2. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

February -
✅1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
✅3. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde,

March -
1. Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline
✅2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
✅3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

April -
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

May -
1. 1Q84 (1Q84 #1-3) by Haruki Murakami
2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
3. I Am a Cat: I by Natsume Sōseki, Siseki Natsume, Aiko Ito

June -
1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

July - catch up month

August -
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
✅2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

September -
1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
3. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

October -
1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

November -
1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy,
2. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
✅3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

December -
1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
2. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
✅3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


message 3: by Vian (last edited Apr 29, 2018 10:42PM) (new)

Vian (vianvamp) | 86 comments ONTD Reading Challenge

JANUARY - A book that is being adapted into a movie or TV show in 2018 - Read a book that is being adapted into a movie or tv show in 2018

FEBRUARY - “Come to Brazil!” - Read books by Brazilian authors or that are about or set in Brazil (fiction or non-fiction)

MARCH - “Ha impact!” - Read a book by a female author who is considered to be influential and has had a significant impact in literature, culture and/or society.

APRIL - “Sure, Jan” - Read a book with an unreliable narrator

MAY - “Men are weak!” - Read a fantasy book written by a woman!

JUNE - “Who?” - Learn more about someone by reading a biography or a memoir!

JULY - “It’s been 84 years” - Read a book that was published in 1934 OR written by an author who was born in 1934!

AUGUST - “The gossip is priceless” - Read a book about fame, show business or Hollywood (anything from a tell-all to a fiction book about someone famous).

SEPTEMBER - “What is the truth?” - Ask like Oprah: what is the truth? It’s time to read a mystery!

OCTOBER - “The darkest timeline” - Read a dystopian or (post)apocalyptic book!

NOVEMBER - TL;DR - Read a novella or a book under 150 pages.

DECEMBER - A book that won an award in 2018 - Read a book that won an award this year - any award you want.


message 4: by Vian (last edited Aug 23, 2018 03:19PM) (new)

Vian (vianvamp) | 86 comments 2018 Popsugar Challenge

1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2/12/18)
2. True crime - In Cold Blood (8/24/18)
3. The next book in a series you started - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (8/20/18)
4. A book involving a heist -
5. Nordic noir -
6. A novel based on a real person -
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you -
8. A book with a time of day in the title -
9. A book about a villain or antihero -
10. A book about death or grief -
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym -
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist - A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (8/23/18)
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical - King Hedley II by August Wilson (1/21/18)
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you -
15. A book about feminism -
16. A book about mental health -
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift -
18. A book by two authors -
19. A book about or involving a sport -
20. A book by a local author -
21. A book with your favorite color in the title -
22. A book with alliteration in the title -
23. A book about time travel -
24. A book with a weather element in the title -
25. A book set at sea -
26. A book with an animal in the title -
27. A book set on a different planet -
28. A book with song lyrics in the titles -
29. A book about or set in Halloween -
30. A book with characters who are twins -
31. A book mentioned in another book -
32. A book from a celebrity book club -
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read -
34. A book that’s published in 2018 -
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner -
36. A book set in the decade you were born -
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to -
38. A book with an ugly cover -
39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library -
40. You favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges -

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

5/40


message 5: by Vian (last edited Dec 27, 2018 01:42PM) (new)

Vian (vianvamp) | 86 comments Yearly Challenge

Group Read
January: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

February: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
by Rick Riordan

March: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

April: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

May: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

June: The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro,
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle

July: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

August: Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard

September: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

October: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

November: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

December: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


message 6: by Vian (last edited Aug 23, 2018 03:18PM) (new)

Vian (vianvamp) | 86 comments Alphabet Challenge


Current Score: 10/26

A- Astrophysics For People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (7/ /18)
B-
C- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets JK Rowling (2/22/18)
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G- The Gentleman's Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (8/23/18)
H- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams ( )
I- Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories by Terrence Holt (2/1/18)
J-
K- King Hedley II by August Wilson (1/21/18)
L- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1/22/18)
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O-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (8/20/18)
P- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1/31/18)
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S- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (2/12/18)
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