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message 1: by Nikki (last edited Jul 03, 2018 03:30PM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments I'm all about the challenges this year! Didn't actually know this existed last year when I joined, but super handy to keep track of my challenges. I use Google Keep as a secondary tracker for my challenges and posts :)

Challenges: Yearly

A-Z Challenge: All
TBR Jar Challenge: 13
2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: 30
Genre Bingo Challenge: 15 and 3 bingos
The Member's Task Challenge: 20

January Monthly Challenge: Personalities
February Monthly Challenge: Winter Olympics - Now & Yesteryears
March Monthly Challenge: Page to Screen
April Monthly Challenge: Surprisingly Similar
May Monthly Challenge: The Language of Flowers
June Monthly Challenge: Sensational Reads
July Monthly Challenge: "Light" Spell Out

Second Quarter Challenge: The Bibliophile Challenge (fail)
Third Quarter Challenge: Spanning the Years


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Blagica  | 12010 comments Good Luck!


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Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge

✔1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen -Memoirs of a Geisha
2. True crime
✔3. The next book in a series you started - A Gate of Night
4. A book involving a heist
✔5. Nordic noir - Nothing
✔6. A novel based on a real person - The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
✔7. A book set in a country that fascinates you - Eleanor and the Iron King
✔8. A book with a time of day in the title - The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
✔9. A book about a villain or antihero - The Sinner
✔10. A book about death or grief - Long Way Down
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym -
✔12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
✔14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you - The Rose & the Dagger
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 - The Dive From Clausen's Pier
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 - Anne of Green Gables
✔22. A book with alliteration in the title - Ruin and Rising
✔23. A book about time travel - A Wrinkle in Time
✔24. A book with a weather element in the title - Siege and Storm
✔25. A book set at sea - The Raft
✔26. A book with an animal in the title - The Butterfly Garden
27. A book set on a different planet
✔28. A book with song lyrics in the titles - The River
29. A book about or set in Halloween
✔30. A book with characters who are twins - The Thirteenth Tale
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 - War Storm
✔35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner - Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
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 - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
✔39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library -The Book of Speculation
40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges
Advanced
41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
✔42. A cyberpunk book - Ready Player One
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 - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
✔46. An allegory - Animal Farm
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 - The Hate U Give
✔50. A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge - We Were Liars


message 6: by Nikki (last edited Jul 03, 2018 03:41PM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments Genre Bingo



B1: Memoir - Talking as Fast as I Can From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
B2: Page to Screen - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
B3: Urban Fantasy
B4: Realistic Fiction - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
B5: Mythology - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I1: Holocaust - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
I2: Short Stories or Novella - The Language of Thorns Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6) by Leigh Bardugo
I3: Tragedy - Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
I4: Fairytale - As Old As Time (Twisted Tales, #3) by Liz Braswell
I5: Horror - Colony of the Lost by Derik Cavignano

N1: LGBTQ - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
N2: Literary Fiction - The Vegetarian by Han Kang
N3: Free Space
N4: Magical Realism - The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
N5: Classics - Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery

G1: Science Fiction - FLOOR 21 Judgement (The Tower Legacy Book 3) by Jason Luthor
G2: Young Adult - Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber
G3: Dystopian - 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
G4: Middle Grade - A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
G5: Humor

O1: Gothic Fiction - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
O2: Psychological Thriller - Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
O3: Post-Apocalyptic
O4: Nonfiction
O5: True Crime


message 7: by Nikki (last edited Jul 21, 2018 08:34AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 commentsMembers' Task Challenge

Goal - 20 tasks/books --- Challenge Complete

1. Adriana's task: Read a book where a character makes a big change or with a librarian as a main character.
*Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
2. Amanda's task: Read a book which has been translated from another language. (Korean)
*The Vegetarian 2/3/18
3. Anna's task: Read a book where any character's name matches with any Disney character's name.
*Doll Bones (Alice - Alice In Wonderland)
4. Aparajita's task: Read a book written in a language that appears on the Indian currency, other than English. (Read a translation if you don't speak/read any of those languages).
5. April's task: Read a book that takes place in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.
6. Blagica's task: Read a book that intimidates you or the biggest book on your TBR Pile.
7. Candiss' task: Read a work of epistolary fiction
*Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
8. Charity's task: Read a book about mental illness.
9. Cheri's task: Read a book that is about or takes place in the Middle Ages.
10. Chloe's task: Read a book set in Canada or by a Canadian author.(Set in Canada)
*The River
11. Claire's task: Read a book about Pharaoh, a book set in Egypt, or a book about archaeology.
12. Daph's task: Read a book recommended by a friend or family member.
*The Book of Speculation
13. Debra's task: Read a book about a serial killer or true crime. (Serial Killer)
*The Butterfly Garden
14. Delitealex's task: Read a book with ghosts in it or read a horror book.
*Colony of the Lost
15. Diana's task: Read a book by a Romanian author, about Romania's culture or about a famous Romanian.
16. D.G.'s task: Read a book with a Hispanic author, character, or setting. (Character)
*Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
17. Eggp's task: Read a book with a friend or participate in a buddy read.
18. Gail W's task: Read a book by an Irish writer.
19. Gilraens's task: (Netherlands, UK and New Zealand). Read a by an author from one of those three countries or set in one of those countries
20. Gem's task: Read a book with a "6" (six) in the title or one that is set or published in 1966.
21. Greg's task: Read a book about the Vietnam War or about conscription.
22. Gretchen's task: Read a book featuring a main character who is an identical twin.
*The Thirteenth Tale
23. Hemangini's task: Read a book where a writer/author is the main protagonist.
24. Ilona's task: Read a book about fairy folklore.
25. Inkeri's task: Read a book about physics.
*A Wrinkle in Time - 3/12/18
26. Jennifer B's task: Read a book about a big family.
Norse Mythology
27. Jennifer N’s task: Read a book where either the main character or the author has red hair.
*Anne of Green Gables - 2/26/18
28. Jenny's task: Read a book about surgery or the history of medicine.
29. Jessica's task: Read a book that takes place somewhere that begins with the letter M or someplace where the winters are very cold. (Canada)
*Doll House
30. Jill's task: Read a book that takes place where one of your ancestor's lived.
31. Kadijah Michelle's task: Read a book about a Muslim woman.
32. Kristin's task: Read a cookbook with stories or a book about cooking.
33. Kylie's task: Read a book about someone who makes shoes, a book where shoes have an important role, or a (micro-)history of a shoe designer/brand.
34. Laura's task: Read a book set somewhere you have visited or lived.(Live-Wisconsin, Visited-New York)
*The Dive From Clausen's Pier
35. Lauri's task: Read a book set in Hawaii or on a tropical island.
36. Leona's task: Read a book about art.
37. Lindsay's task: Read a book about or featuring an animal.
*Animal Farm
38. Lois' task: Read a story about a search for family history or discovering your past.
39. Mie's task: Read a book that includes or features a party.
*Memoirs of a Geisha - 1/20/18
40. Nikinnia's task: Read a book by an African American author, with an African American character or set in the South. *The Hate U Give - 2/17/18
41. Nikki's task: Read a book where the main character gets transported to a different time or place.
*Sleeping Beauties
42. Rachael's task: Read a book published between 1990 and 1999.
43. Rebecca's task: Read a book where the main character enjoys creating art or is a teacher.
*The Glittering Court
44. Rique's task: Read a book, fiction or historical fiction, taking place anywhere from the Great Depression through WWII (1929-1945). (Set during WWII)
*The Zookeeper's Wife - 4/16/18
45. Sarah's task: Read a book that is centered around the mafia/mob.
46. Sheila's task: Read a book about living in the intersection of 2 or more cultures. (Marriage to bridge hostility between English and Welsh)
*Eleanor and the Iron King - 1/23/18
47. Susy's task: Read a book in your mother language/tongue. (English)
*We Were Liars - 2/28/18


message 8: by Nikki (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:26AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 commentsJanuary Monthly Challenge: Personalities

*My personality as determined by the test - INFJ/or "The Advocate"
Task: Read a book in which the main character has the same personality as me.

Goal: 1 book --- Challenge Complete

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden ⭐⭐⭐⭐


message 9: by Nikki (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:25AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments February Monthly Challenge: Winter Olympics - Now & Yesteryears

Task: 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.

Goal: 3 books --- Challenge Complete

The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Korea) The Vegetarian by Han Kang ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery (Canada) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (USA) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ⭐⭐⭐⭐


message 10: by Nikki (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:25AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments March Monthly Challenge: Page to Screen in 2018

Task: For this challenge, choose the number of books that you will read that will be adapted for a movie or TV show in 2018.

Goal: 2 books --- Challenge Complete

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle ⭐⭐

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ⭐⭐⭐⭐


message 11: by Nikki (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:24AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 commentsApril Monthly Challenge: Surprisingly Similar

Task: For this challenge, choose books with elements of diversity that are different from YOU from the categories below.
- Historical Era
- Age or Generational Group
- Gender
- Race or Ethnicity
- Religion
- Socioeconomic Status (Income, Occupation, Education)
- Sexual Orientation
- (Dis)abilities, Medical Diagnoses, or Health Status
- Nationality/Language (Can read a book in translation)

Goal: 4 books --- Challenge Complete

1. Nothing by Janne Teller Nothing by Janne Teller ⭐⭐⭐⭐
*Difference - Nationality/Language: Translated from Danish
2. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman ⭐⭐⭐
*Difference - Historical Era: World War II, German invasion of Poland
3. Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes ⭐⭐⭐⭐
*Difference - Disabilities: PTSD, OCD
4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
*Difference - Age or Generational Group: old woman telling the story of her childhood, story flips back and forth between present and past


message 12: by Nikki (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:08AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 commentsMay Monthly Challenge: The Language of Flowers

Task: Many flowers, herbs, trees, and other plants traditionally symbolize feelings, moods, or ideas, and each flower has its own particular meaning. For this monthly challenge, we have 12 tasks based on the language of flowers.

Goal:4 books --- 3/4 Books Complete/Challenge Incomplete

1. Aloe = healing. Read a book about medicine or a book that features a character who has a medical career.

2. Apple blossom = preference. Reread one of your favourite books.

3. Bay = glory. Read a book featuring a competition.
*Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

4. Daisies = innocence or hope. Read a book where someone may or may not have committed a crime and is claiming innocence.

5. Honeysuckle = bonds of love. Read a book featuring a long distance relationship.

6. Hyacinth = playfulness. Read a book with a sporting theme.

7. Iris = a message. Read an epistolary book.

8. Lilac = the joy of youth. Read a book where the main character is a child.

9. Magnolia = a love of nature. Read a book set in the great outdoors.
*The River

10. Rosemary = remembrance. Read a book that contains flashbacks or a book where a character has an unreliable memory.
*The Sinner

11. Red Tulips = a declaration of love. Read a book about a topic you love.

12. Violets = loyalty, devotion and faithfulness. Read a new-to-you book by one of your favorite authors.


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Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 commentsJune Monthly Challenge: Sensational Reads

Task: Our June theme is "Senses" and we will be reading books based on the five senses as well as several less-known senses. This is an open challenge, and you can interpret each sense literally or metaphorically, or choose a book with a title that relates to that sense in some way.

Goal:4 books --- Challenge Complete

1. Sight: Sight involves the ability to see colors and brightness. It is also associated with clairvoyance, visual appeal (e.g., beauty, art), and being insightful.
War Storm (Red Queen, #4) by Victoria Aveyard War Storm ⭐⭐⭐⭐-*The visual color difference between the Red and Silver blood is prominent throughout the novel, as well as references to the newblood seer, who is clairvoyant.

3. Smell: The ability to smell is related to sensing chemicals and is believed to be one of the first senses to develop, and thus, relates to some of our earliest memories. It helps detect both pleasant and unpleasant scents such as flowers, fragrances, food, pheromones, hazardous materials, and decay.
Doll House by John Hunt Doll House by John Hunt ⭐⭐ -*Main character frequently talks about the smell of blood lingering in the room in which she's held captive.

7. Hunger & Thirst: Hunger and thirst relate to our internal cues to eat and hydrate, but also relates to longing and desire.
Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher ⭐⭐⭐⭐ -*The main character is kidnapped and taken to the desert. When she tries to escape, she wanders around, almost dying of starvation/dehydration.

8. Time: Our sense of time relates to our circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle) as well as our abilities to estimate the time of day and to perceive the passing of time.
The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison ⭐⭐⭐ -*The girls held in the garden frequently discuss the passing of time: sometimes it moves so slowly, yet approaching their 21st birthday it seems to speed up as they then are running out of time.


message 14: by Nikki (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:27AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments July Monthly Challenge: Light Spell Out Challenge

Task: We just passed summer solstice and the days are full of light. Let's bring back an oldie but a goldie and spell it out! For this challenge choose a word that relates to light and spell out that word with books. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book or the initials of its authors.

Goal:5 books ---

F: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Hate List by Jennifer Brown L: Hate List by Jennifer Brown ✔7/11/18 ⭐⭐⭐
The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer A: The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer ✔ 7/3/18 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King S: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King✔7/11/18 ⭐⭐⭐
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe H: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe✔ 7/17/18 ⭐⭐⭐⭐


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