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BOOK RIOT READ HARDER CHALLENGE

January 1 - December 31, 2018
Challenge details

Discover and read a book that fulfills each listed requirement.

18/24 TASKS COMPLETED by 12/31/18
21/24 TASKS COMPLETED by

I successfully completed this challenge 3 years ago. I do believe that it is time to try it again.

1. A book published posthumously:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2. A book of true crime:
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi

3. A classic of genre fiction:
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person:
One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale
One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale

✔ 5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries:
This book takes place in India.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

6. A book about nature:
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

7. A western:
The Revenant A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color:
Black Panther, Book 1 A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates

9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature:
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

10. A romance novel by or about a person of color:
A Bollywood Affair (Bollywood) by Sonali Dev
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

11. A children’s classic published before 1980:
This Carnegie Medal and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner was first published in 1958.
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

12. A celebrity memoir:
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey

13. An Oprah Book Club selection
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

14. A book of social science:
The Social Animal The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks

15. A one-sitting book:
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series:
Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author:
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) by Genevieve Cogman The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image:
Britannia #1 by Peter Milligan
Britannia #1 by Peter Milligan, Juan Ryp (Illustrator)

19. A book of genre fiction in translation:
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

20. A book with a cover you hate:
The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

✔ 21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

22. An essay anthology:
Read Harder by Heidi Julavits
Read Harder ed. by Heidi Julavits and Ed Park

23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60:
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished):
The Red Badge of Courage  by Stephen Crane
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

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2018 MOUNT TBR READING CHALLENGE

January 1 - December 31, 2018
"2018: Andrea's Ascent "
Challenge details

Read TBR books that you acquired before January 1, 2018.

12/12 TASKS COMPLETED TO CLIMB PIKE'S PEAK

✔ 1. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
✔ 2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
✔ 3. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
✔ 4. The Last Juror by John Grisham
✔ 5. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
✔ 6. Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash
✔ 7. Origin by Dan Brown
✔ 8. 2095 by Jon Scieszka
✔ 9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
✔ 10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
✔ 11. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
✔ 12. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

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2018 BEAT THE BACKLIST CHALLENGE

January 1 - December 31, 2018
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Challenge details

Read TBR books that you acquired before January 1, 2018.

12/12 TASKS COMPLETED

✔ 1. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
✔ 2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
✔ 3. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
✔ 4. The Last Juror by John Grisham
✔ 5. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
✔ 6. Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash
✔ 7. Origin by Dan Brown
✔ 8. 2095 by Jon Scieszka
✔ 9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
✔ 10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
✔ 11. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
✔12. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt


message 2: by Andrea (last edited Dec 21, 2018 01:28PM) (new)

Andrea | 379 comments POP CHART LAB'S 100 ESSENTIAL NOVELS CHALLENGE
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2025
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Challenge progress details

Read the 100 essential novels listed on the chart.

I recently received a framed copy of this scratch-off print as a gift. Today, I sat down and scratched off the titles that I have read. It appears that over the course of my life I have READ 26 of these books. There are many selections listed of which I have viewed the film version, but I would like to experience the written work as well.

So, as a personal challenge, I hope to read all of these 100 titles by the end of 2025.

10/9 TASKS FOR 2018 COMPLETED
36/100 TASKS FOR 2025 COMPLETED


✔ 1. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński
✔ 2. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
✔ 3. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
✔ 4. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
✔ 5.Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
✔ 6. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
✔ 7. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
✔ 8. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
✔ 9. Beloved by Toni Morrison

*******additional challenge titles read in 2018*******
10. Moby Dick by Herman Melville


message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Andrea, I love that idea of the scratch off poster and making it into a challenge. Very cool. I'll definitely have to look into this.


message 4: by Andrea (last edited Jan 31, 2018 07:51PM) (new)

Andrea | 379 comments Thanks! I turned it into a personal, multi-year challenge so that I could enjoy the selections without pressure. It is hanging in the parlor, so there is no way that I can forget about it! :)


message 5: by Andrea (last edited Feb 05, 2018 01:47PM) (new)

Andrea | 379 comments I finished my first 2018 challenge and exceeded my goal!


WINTER'S RESPITE READATHON
January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2018
Member #33

Maintain a record of the books that you read within this time period.

My goal is to complete at least 8 books during this event. After finishing a book, I will check (✔) the listing.

14/8 TASKS COMPLETED


✔ 1. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
✔ 2. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
✔ 3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
✔ 4. The Accidental by Ali Smith
✔ 5. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
✔ 6. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński
✔ 7. Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
✔ 8. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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✔ 9. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
✔ 10. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
✔ 11. The Last Juror by John Grisham
✔ 12. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
✔ 13. The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
✔ 14. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

On Monday, 2/12/2018, when the prompts are released, I will start my library's winter challenge.


message 6: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2200 comments Wow. Great work on your challenges, Andrea!


message 7: by Andrea (last edited Mar 27, 2018 01:08PM) (new)

Andrea | 379 comments I successfully completed my library's winter challenge this month and eagerly await next month's readathon.

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MIDWINTER READING MADNESS 2018
February 12-March 12, 2018

Discover and read a book that fulfills each listed requirement.

3/3 TASKS COMPLETED
10 = TOTAL # OF BOOKS COMPLETED


1. Try A Classic:
Try reading a classic novel.
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

2. Try Romance:
Try reading a romance novel.
Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1) by Vic James
Gilded Cage by Vic James

3. Try Science Fiction:
Try reading a science fiction or fantasy book.
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts


***ADDITIONAL BOOKS READ***
✔ 1. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
✔ 2. Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash
✔ 3. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
✔ 4. The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
✔ 5. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel
✔ 6. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
✔ 7. Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale


message 8: by Ann (new)

Ann | 14 comments Andrea wrote: "POP CHART LAB'S 100 ESSENTIAL NOVELS CHALLENGE
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2025
Challenge progress details

Read the 100 essential novels listed on the chart.

I recently received a framed copy ..."


Lovin' this idea! Now I want a poster


message 9: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 379 comments Thanks, Kathy! I hope that your reading is progressing nicely, too.

Maan, the poster is fun. I will be a little sad when I complete it.


message 10: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 379 comments I had fun participating in this event and look forward to participating in the October one.

DEWEY'S 24-HOUR READ-A-THON
April 28, 2018
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
I only completed 18/24 hours, but I did read 580 pages and will complete the two books tomorrow.

PRE-READ-A-THON ACTIVITIES
#1. Read for 24 hours over the course of a week.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (85)
Sunday March 25 to Saturday March 31
TOTAL TIME =11 hours and 49 minutes

I started Monday night, and it does not look like I will finish by Saturday night. :(

#2. Participate in the book scavenger hunt and find as many of the 24 listed items as possible.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (34)
ends April 27, 2018?
TOTAL ITEMS FOUND = 24/24

#3. Read 1000 pages over the course of a week.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (102)
Sunday April 8 - Saturday April 14
TOTAL PAGES = 1041/1000

#4. Spend 24 hours this week preparing for the read-a-thon.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (40)
Saturday April 21 - Saturday April 28
TOTAL TIME = 13.8/24 Hrs.


message 11: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2200 comments Looks like fun, Andrea!


message 12: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 379 comments Hi, Kathy! Generally, I handle additions and updates via edits for ease of access. I am a little behind in relocating my Dewey Challenge details, lol.

I cannot wait to jump into this quest! My library is so wonderful. I am very fortunate and look forward to expanding my horizons through this summer program.


message 13: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 697 comments The scavenger hunt looks particularly fun.


message 14: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 379 comments August 2018: Completing this summer quest was truly a challenging but edifying experience!

June 2018: *Newest Seasonal Challenge*
It is summer and time for my local library's reading challenge. I am SOOO excited! The enhanced interactive aspect of this appropriately named quest is fantastic.

2018 ADULT SUMMER QUEST
June 18-August 19, 2018

Complete the listed task.

10/10 TASKS COMPLETED
TOTAL # OF BOOKS/TASK MATERIAL READ = 19


1. Expand Your Horizons: Read a book from a genre that you would never usually read.
I avoid autobiographies, especially celebrity memoirs, like the plague!
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling
The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey

2. Back to School: Create an account on Universal Class and enroll in a class. Tell us what class and what you think.

Knitting 101
Course Material

3. Chew on This!: Check out a cookbook from our library or find a recipe on A to Z World Food. Share a picture of your finished dish with us.
I prepared Buffalo Cauliflower using cheddar jack cheese.
Meat on the Side Delicious Vegetable-Focused Recipes for Every Day by Nikki Dinki
Meat on the Side: Delicious Vegetable-Focused Recipes for Every Day by Nikki Dinki

4. Great Courses: Check out one of our many Great Courses DVDs or Audiobooks.
GreatCourses:Yoga
Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body (Manual and DVDs) by Heidi E. Sormaz

5. Lyrics to Go: Check out a book of poetry from the collection.
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

6. Multilingual Library: Make an account with Mango Languages and complete a lesson. (No, Pirate doesn't count.) Share a picture of your confirmation that you completed the course.
I established a Mango account and completed 17 lessons in Italian with the hope of completing the entire course by next summer.

https://mangolanguages.com/available-...

7. Won't Be Long: Read a book of essays or short stories.
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

8. Ancestral Lands: Come into the library to find an ancestor on Ancestry.com (must use a library computer to access). Then, check out a travel guide for the country or area they are from.
I visited the library on 6/25 to research my great-grandparents. I learned that they were both from Caserta, so I read this book to learn more about the area.
One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy by Paolo Lazzarin
One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy by Paolo Lazzarin

9. Read the World: Read a book translated from a language other than your own. Enjoy a piece of literature from a different country or culture.
Erdağ M. Göknar translated this Nobel Prize-winning historical mystery from its original Turkish language into English.
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

10. Sphinx: Check out our museum pass and then check out and read any book on ancient Egypt (Call number 932).
My book's call number was 932 VRET, and I visited the UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on 8/10.
Alexandria City of the Western Mind by Theodore Vrettos
Alexandria: City of the Western Mind by Theodore Vrettos

***ADDITIONAL READS***

1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
2. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
3. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
4. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
5. The Diviners by Libba Bray
6. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
7. The Empty Mirror by J. Sydney Jones
8. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
9: The Invasion of Heaven by Michael B. Koep


message 15: by Andrea (last edited Oct 19, 2018 09:11PM) (new)

Andrea | 379 comments DEWEY'S 24-HOUR READ-A-THON
October 20, 2018

Readathon Information
My Readathon Activity

PRE-READ-A-THON ACTIVITIES
September 24- October 19, 2018


#1. BINGO CHALLENGE: Monday 9/24-Sunday 9/30
The rules are simple. You try to complete the challenges by earning a BINGO. 9/30 is a suggested date. Only proceed to the second challenge after finishing the first one.
Bingo Card #1
You only need to complete 1 line of 5 challenges (one being a free space). You may complete more challenges if you would like. Yes, you may use the same book for multiple challenges.

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Boxes Checked: 9

B4- Book Over 300 pages: The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
I4-Read a Physical Book: The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
N1-Multi-POV: The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
N2-Orange Cover: Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews Lord of the Wings (Meg Langslow, #19) by Donna Andrews
N3- FREE SPACE
N4-Book in a Series: Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
N5-Set in a Different Country: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
G4-Read a Book in your PJs: The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
O3- History (Historical Fiction): The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

LINES COMPLETED: 1

#2. BINGO CHALLENGE: Monday 10/1-Sunday 10/7 or upon completion of Bingo Challenge #1.
The rules are simple. You try to complete the challenges by earning a BINGO. Only proceed to the third challenge after finishing the second one.
Bingo Card #2
You only need to complete 1 line of 5 challenges (one being a free space). You may complete more challenges if you would like. Yes, you may use the same book for multiple challenges.

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Boxes Checked: 15

B1-Listen to an Audiobook: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
B2-A Book Related to Fall: Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
B4-A Book with Another Language: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
N2-Book from the Library: Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
N3- FREE SPACE
N4-Published in the Last 5 Years: Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
N5-Read Adult: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
G1- Book to Movie/TV Show Adaption: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
G2-A Book Outside Your Comfort Zone: One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale
G3-A Book with Diversity: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
G4-A Book with a Male Protagonist: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
G5-Sky on the Cover: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
O2-Read Outside: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
O4-A Highly Achieved Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
O5-A Classic: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

LINES COMPLETED: 1

#3. BINGO CHALLENGE: Monday 10/8-Sunday 10/14 or upon completion of Bingo Challenge #2.
The rules are simple. You try to complete the challenges by earning a BINGO.
Bingo Card #3
You only need to complete 1 line of 5 challenges (one being a free space). You may complete more challenges if you would like. Yes, you may use the same book for multiple challenges.

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Boxes Checked: 11

B3-Start and Finish a Book in One Day: 2095 by Jon Scieszka
B4-Book With an Animal on the Cover: Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
I3-Female Protagonist: Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
I4-Book Written in First Person: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
N1-Read an Author Who is New to You: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
N3- FREE SPACE
N5: Book with an Epic Fight Scene: The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
G2-Children or Middle Grade Book: One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale
G3-Multiple Authors: Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
O2-Number in Title: One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale
O3: Read 30 Minutes a Day

LINES COMPLETED: 1

#4. EXERCISE YOUR READING STAMINA!
Read for a total of 24 hours over the course of these days.
10/15: 2.75 Hrs
10/16: 4.25 Hrs
10/17: 0 Hrs
10/18: 3.00 Hrs
10/19: 4.75 Hrs
TOTAL READING TIME 10/15-10/19: 14.75 HRS


message 16: by Andrea (last edited Oct 21, 2018 10:04AM) (new)

Andrea | 379 comments I cannot believe that it is over. It has been very enjoyable.

My OCTOBER 2018 DEWEY READ-A-THON SUMMARY

Pre-Readathon Activities: 3/4
(See Above)
Total pages: 592 pages
Total books completed: 2+
Total time spent reading: 15.95 hrs
Bingo Boxes: 18/25
Bingo Lines: 3/12


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DEWEY READ-A-THON BINGO
Gameboard

D E W e Y

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D1-Participate in 5 hourly posts on Goodreads: Completed
D2-Read for a Total of 8 Hours: Completed
D3-Read 250 Pages: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
D4-Post on the "Currently Reading" Thread: Completed
D5-Read a Book with a Male Protagonist: Britannia #1 by Peter Milligan
E1-Read a Graphic Novel: Britannia #1 by Peter Milligan
E2-Healthy Snack: Carrot
E3-Listen to an Audiobook for 2 Hours: Beloved by Toni Morrison
E4-Read 500 Pages: Completed
W2-Read at Least 100 pages of a Physical Book: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
W3: FREE SPACE
W5-Do a 60 Minute Reading Sprint: Completed
e1-Read a Book in a Series: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
e2-Read a Book with a Beautiful Cover: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
e5-Eat/Drink Junk Fook: Cheez-Its and Diet Coke
Y1-Read More Than One Book: Completed
Y2-Read a Book with a Female Protagonist: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Y5-Read a Book with a Person on the Cover: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

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