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Thanks Ashley ♦Sugar & Spice♦ for creating this challenge!


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This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start

1. Call Me By Your Name
Seventeen-year-old Elio Perlman lives in Northern Italy with his translator mother and professor father, who welcomes American doctoral student Oliver to help with his work for the summer. The cultured yet shy Elio is impressed with the confident Oliver, and their friendship blossoms into a relationship that transforms his life.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book about first love.


2. Darkest Hour
Controversial politician Winston Churchill is appointed prime minister during the early days of World War II and is faced with the momentous choice of continuing to fight or trying to parlay with Hitler. With the fall of France imminent and the possibility of a German invasion of Britain looming, Churchill knows his decision will affect the entire free world.
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
★ Read a book set during WWII
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
★ Read a book set in England


3. Dunkirk
In the Spring of 1940, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are trapped by German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. The terrain precludes the use of large ships, compelling the military to request that civilian boats join the rescue efforts. While soldiers endure attacks and wait in fear, the RAF provides cover for the hundreds of small boats sailing the 26 miles from Britain.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
★ Read a book set in France.


4. Get Out
Photographer Chris Washington is nervous about meeting his girlfriend Rose's parents for the first time, especially when he learns that she has not told them that he is black. Their awkward behavior, along with the oddness exhibited by their two African-American servants, puts Chris on alert but even so, he is unprepared for the family's true motivations.
Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya. Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
★ Read a book tagged satire or horror.
★ Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.


5. Lady Bird
Strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast. Her equally opinionated mother, Marion, who is struggling to provide for her family, tries to prepare her daughter for life's inevitable heartbreaks while also encouraging her to be her best self.
Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
★ Read a book about coming of age.
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
★ Read a book where the MC goes away to college.


6. Phantom Thread
In 1950s London, middle-aged couturier Reynolds Woodcock is at the height of his fame and creative powers. His sister Cyril helps to manage his precisely ordered world, but when he falls for a younger, high-spirited waitress, Reynolds finds that his new muse has transformed his life in more ways than he thought possible.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.


7. The Post
In 1971, Washington Post owner Kay Graham, the first female publisher of a major newspaper, and executive editor Ben Bradlee debate whether they should publish the top-secret, politically sensitive Pentagon Papers. Facing certain legal action, the pair must decide if their duty to inform the public is more important than protecting their careers and the paper itself.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
★ Read a book with a journalist character.
★ Read a book with a woman who owns her own business.
★ Read a book with a court case.


8. The Shape of Water
In 1962, janitor Elisa Esposito works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Isolated and lonely, the mute Elisa finds her life changing forever when she uncovers the truth about the facility's most unusual and top-secret project.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.


9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Several months after the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, Mildred Hayes is so furious that the case remains unsolved that she commissions three billboards questioning the town's respected sheriff. The prickly Mildred's actions escalate tensions throughout the town, provoking intense reactions from all involved.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
★ Read a book where someone is murdered.
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.


Level 1 - Choose one task from 4 nominees
Level 2 - Choose one task from all nominees
Level 3 - Choose two tasks from all nominees
Level 4 - Complete all tasks from all nominees

Bonus: watch movies after finishing tasks





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Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 213 comments I'm so bad at updating my challenges but hope to manage it better in the future and this challenge looks so fun I have to join :-)
I'll start with level 2 but hope to bump it up to level 3 (if I find a book for the 2nd task/1st movie I'm interested in)

...And The Oscar Goes To... (2018)
Durations:
3/26/18 - 3/25/19
Level: 2
Completed: 0/9+

1. Call Me By Your Name
Seventeen-year-old Elio Perlman lives in Northern Italy with his translator mother and professor father, who welcomes American doctoral student Oliver to help with his work for the summer. The cultured yet shy Elio is impressed with the confident Oliver, and their friendship blossoms into a relationship that transforms his life.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book about first love.


2. Darkest Hour
Controversial politician Winston Churchill is appointed prime minister during the early days of World War II and is faced with the momentous choice of continuing to fight or trying to parlay with Hitler. With the fall of France imminent and the possibility of a German invasion of Britain looming, Churchill knows his decision will affect the entire free world.
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
★ Read a book set during WWII
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
★ Read a book set in England


3. Dunkirk
In the Spring of 1940, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are trapped by German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. The terrain precludes the use of large ships, compelling the military to request that civilian boats join the rescue efforts. While soldiers endure attacks and wait in fear, the RAF provides cover for the hundreds of small boats sailing the 26 miles from Britain.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
★ Read a book set in France.


4. Get Out
Photographer Chris Washington is nervous about meeting his girlfriend Rose's parents for the first time, especially when he learns that she has not told them that he is black. Their awkward behavior, along with the oddness exhibited by their two African-American servants, puts Chris on alert but even so, he is unprepared for the family's true motivations.
Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya. Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
★ Read a book tagged satire or horror.
★ Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.


5. Lady Bird
Strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast. Her equally opinionated mother, Marion, who is struggling to provide for her family, tries to prepare her daughter for life's inevitable heartbreaks while also encouraging her to be her best self.
Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
★ Read a book about coming of age.
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
★ Read a book where the MC goes away to college.


6. Phantom Thread
In 1950s London, middle-aged couturier Reynolds Woodcock is at the height of his fame and creative powers. His sister Cyril helps to manage his precisely ordered world, but when he falls for a younger, high-spirited waitress, Reynolds finds that his new muse has transformed his life in more ways than he thought possible.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.


7. The Post
In 1971, Washington Post owner Kay Graham, the first female publisher of a major newspaper, and executive editor Ben Bradlee debate whether they should publish the top-secret, politically sensitive Pentagon Papers. Facing certain legal action, the pair must decide if their duty to inform the public is more important than protecting their careers and the paper itself.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
★ Read a book with a journalist character.
★ Read a book with a woman who owns her own business.
★ Read a book with a court case.


8. The Shape of Water
In 1962, janitor Elisa Esposito works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Isolated and lonely, the mute Elisa finds her life changing forever when she uncovers the truth about the facility's most unusual and top-secret project.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.


9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Several months after the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, Mildred Hayes is so furious that the case remains unsolved that she commissions three billboards questioning the town's respected sheriff. The prickly Mildred's actions escalate tensions throughout the town, provoking intense reactions from all involved.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
★ Read a book where someone is murdered.
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.
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Christine (clarkepopunta) | 122 comments And the Oscar Goes to (2018)
Duration: March 26, 2018 - March 26, 2019
Level 4
Tasks Completed: 25 of 27

WINNER:

Books Read:
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2) by Katherine Arden Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel Mort (Death, #1; Discworld, #4) by Terry Pratchett Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1) by Brandon Mull Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1) by Garth Nix Sourcery (Discworld, #5; Rincewind #3) by Terry Pratchett Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro The Residence Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

1. Call Me By Your Name
Film Rating:
Average Book Rating:
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (5/15/18) (4 stars) ~ tagged lgbt 365 times
Read a book about first love.
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (6/12/18) (3.5 stars) ~ First loves and murder!

2. Darkest Hour
Film Rating:
Average Book Rating: 4.3 stars
Read a book set during WWII
Night by Elie Wiesel (6/2/18) (4 stars) ~ a holy shit book about WWII concentration camps
Read a book where politics plays a major part
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett (5/6/18) (4 stars) ~ Not your typical political warfare: Wizards v. Sourcerer. Control of academia, errant discharges of magic, and the common man languishes forgotten in the higglypiggly mess of hot air and ego.
Read a book set in England
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (6/7/18) (5 stars) ~ practically an ode to England.

3. Dunkirk
Film Rating: 4 stars
Average Book Rating: 4.16
Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (8/13/18) (4.5 stars) ~ see cover above
Read a book with a group of young men.
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (7/10/18) (4 stars) ~ Lila travels with a crew of young male shipmates aboard a privateer ship.
Read a book set in France.
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (6/14/18) (4 stars) ~ Part One of this novel takes place in Paris.

4. Get Out
Film Rating: 5 stars
Average Book Rating: 3.6 stars
Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey (5/28/18) (4 stars) ~ what's a girl to do when her husband leaves on a wild Alaskan expedition? Become a world famous naturalist photographer, of course!
Read a book tagged satire or horror.
Mort by Terry Pratchett (4/17/18) (3 stars) ~ tagged satire 108 times
Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower (6/10/18) (4 stars) ~ a compelling portion of this book analyzes the unique racial themes of the white house staff and its interactions with each modern administration.

5. Lady Bird
Film Rating:
Average Book Rating: 4.3
Read a book about coming of age.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (5/16/18) (4 stars) ~ When Luna Comes of age, her magic is unlocked with many consequences.
Read a book centered on familial relationships.
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (4/28/18) (5 stars) ~ A secret magical preserve passes from grandparents to grandchildren in this book.
Read a book where the MC goes away to college.
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett (7/26/18) (4 stars) ~ Teppic leaves his hometown to attend school at the Assassin's Guild.

6. Phantom Thread
Film Rating:
Average Book Rating: 4.3 stars
Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (3/28/18) (3 stars) ~ MC is a painter.
Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (4/10/18) (5 stars) ~ homegirl has a highly dysfunctional romance with Death
Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.
Sabriel by Garth Nix (5/1/18) (5 stars) ~ not a gown, but charter-spelled battle clothes! see cover above

7. The Post
Film Rating: 5 stars
Average Book Rating: 3.5 stars
Read a book with a journalist character.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (7/11/18) (4.5 stars) ~ though Juliet ends up researching a novel, she begins her writing journey as a journalist for the Times reporting on the philosophical value of reading.
Read a book with a woman who owns her own business.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (4/27/18) (3 stars) ~ Miss Minchin owns the Select Seminary for Young Ladies.
Read a book with a court case.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (4/16/18) (3 stars) ~ A world changing parliamentary ruling about a king and his wife.

8. The Shape of Water
Film Rating: 3 stars
Average Book Rating:
Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (8/5/18) (4 stars)
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (5/14/18) (4.5 stars) ~ Zelie and Gang are on the run, hiding from King Saran's ferocious desire to kill all diviners.

9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Film Rating:
Average Book Rating: 4 stars
Read a book where someone is murdered.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (4/4/18) (4 stars) ~ (view spoiler) ♡NEVER FORGET♡
Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (4/19/18) (4 stars) ~ Teddy is a US Marshall
Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (3/26/18) (4 stars)


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Welcome to the challenge Agnieszka & Christine!!

Your challenge posts are updated HERE


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Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 4102 comments I'm in - Level 4
And the Oscar Goes to...
April 2018 - Mar 2019
Progress: 7/27

1. Call Me By Your Name
Seventeen-year-old Elio Perlman lives in Northern Italy with his translator mother and professor father, who welcomes American doctoral student Oliver to help with his work for the summer. The cultured yet shy Elio is impressed with the confident Oliver, and their friendship blossoms into a relationship that transforms his life.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book about first love.


2. Darkest Hour
Controversial politician Winston Churchill is appointed prime minister during the early days of World War II and is faced with the momentous choice of continuing to fight or trying to parlay with Hitler. With the fall of France imminent and the possibility of a German invasion of Britain looming, Churchill knows his decision will affect the entire free world.
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
★ Read a book set during WWII
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
★ Read a book set in England - The Eyre Affair 4/1
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde

3. Dunkirk
In the Spring of 1940, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are trapped by German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. The terrain precludes the use of large ships, compelling the military to request that civilian boats join the rescue efforts. While soldiers endure attacks and wait in fear, the RAF provides cover for the hundreds of small boats sailing the 26 miles from Britain.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
★ Read a book set in France.


4. Get Out
Photographer Chris Washington is nervous about meeting his girlfriend Rose's parents for the first time, especially when he learns that she has not told them that he is black. Their awkward behavior, along with the oddness exhibited by their two African-American servants, puts Chris on alert but even so, he is unprepared for the family's true motivations.
Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya. Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
★ Read a book tagged satire or horror. - American Vampire, Vol. 2 4/1
★ Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.
American Vampire, Vol. 2 by Scott Snyder

5. Lady Bird
Strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast. Her equally opinionated mother, Marion, who is struggling to provide for her family, tries to prepare her daughter for life's inevitable heartbreaks while also encouraging her to be her best self.
Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
★ Read a book about coming of age. - One of Us Is Lying 4/7
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
★ Read a book where the MC goes away to college.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

6. Phantom Thread
In 1950s London, middle-aged couturier Reynolds Woodcock is at the height of his fame and creative powers. His sister Cyril helps to manage his precisely ordered world, but when he falls for a younger, high-spirited waitress, Reynolds finds that his new muse has transformed his life in more ways than he thought possible.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.

7. The Post
In 1971, Washington Post owner Kay Graham, the first female publisher of a major newspaper, and executive editor Ben Bradlee debate whether they should publish the top-secret, politically sensitive Pentagon Papers. Facing certain legal action, the pair must decide if their duty to inform the public is more important than protecting their careers and the paper itself.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
★ Read a book with a journalist character.
★ Read a book with a woman who owns her own business. - Peach Cobbler Murder 4/2
★ Read a book with a court case.
Peach Cobbler Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) by Joanne Fluke

8. The Shape of Water
In 1962, janitor Elisa Esposito works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Isolated and lonely, the mute Elisa finds her life changing forever when she uncovers the truth about the facility's most unusual and top-secret project.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction. - Meg 4/1
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.
Meg by Steve Alten

9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Several months after the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, Mildred Hayes is so furious that the case remains unsolved that she commissions three billboards questioning the town's respected sheriff. The prickly Mildred's actions escalate tensions throughout the town, provoking intense reactions from all involved.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
★ Read a book where someone is murdered. - Birthdays Can Be Deadly 4/1
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement. - Reykjavík Nights: Murder in Reykjavík 4/6
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.
Birthdays Can Be Deadly by Cindy Bell Reykjavík Nights Murder in Reykjavík (Inspector Erlendur, #0) by Arnaldur Indriðason


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Susan (jazzescrapper) | 1132 comments and the Oscar goes to...
I'm in sounds like fun

2/27

1. Call Me By Your Name
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book about first love.


2. Darkest Hour
★ Read a book set during WWII
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
★ Read a book set in England


3. Dunkirk
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
★ Read a book set in France.


4. Get Out
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
★ Read a book tagged satire or horror.
★ Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.


5. Lady Bird
★ Read a book about coming of age.
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
★ Read a book where the MC goes away to college.


6. Phantom Thread
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.


7. The Post
★ Read a book with a journalist character.
★ Read a book with a woman who owns her own business.
★ Read a book with a court case.


8. The Shape of Water
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman 4/7/18
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.


9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
★ Read a book where someone is murdered
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 4/21/18
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.


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Welcome Susan & Jammin Jenny!


message 11: by Katherine (last edited May 12, 2018 04:22PM) (new)

Katherine | 298 comments ...And The Oscar Goes To... (2018)

1. Call Me By Your Name
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
The Tyrant Falls In Love, Volume 4 by Hinako Takanaga 6/4/18 ★★★★
★ Read a book about first love.
Tunnels of Blood (Cirque Du Freak, #3) by Darren Shan 12/4/18 ★★★★★

2. Darkest Hour
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga) by Mary Stewart 10/4/18 ★★★★
★ Read a book set in England
Wit, Wisdom and Timey Wimey Stuff The Quotable Doctor Who by Cavan Scott 3/4/18 ★★★★

3. Dunkirk
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan 22/4/18 ★★★★★
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (How to Train Your Dragon, #6) by Cressida Cowell 11/4/18 ★★★

4. Get Out
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 20/4/18 ★★★★★
★ Read a book tagged horror.
City of Stin (Slow Burn #7) by Bobby Adair 21/4/18 ★★★
★ Read a book with a interracial couple.
Manga Classics Jane Eyre by Stacy King 17/4/18 ★★★★

5. Lady Bird
★ Read a book about coming of age.
Hey, Class President!, Volume 01 by Kaori Monchi 22/4/18 ★★★★
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
The 10th Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley 15/4/18 ★★★★★

6. Phantom Thread
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1) by Terry Pratchett 24/4/18 ★★★★★
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
The Tyrant Falls in Love, Volume 5 by Hinako Takanaga 21/4/18 ★★★★
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern 9/5/18 ★★★

8. The Shape of Water
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
Accidental Abduction (Alien Abduction, #1) by Eve Langlais 24/4/18 ★★★★
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding".
Spice & Wolf, Vol. 4 (Spice & Wolf Manga, #4) by Isuna Hasekura 21/4/18 ★★★

9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
★ Read a book where someone is murdered.
Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1 A Sea of Troubles by Conor McCreery 27/4/18 ★★★
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
Vampire Mountain (Cirque Du Freak #4) by Darren Shan 25/4/18 ★★★★★
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.
The Angel's Kiss A Melody Malone Mystery by Justin Richards 3/5/18 ★★★


message 12: by Cai (last edited Oct 29, 2018 11:20PM) (new)

Cai (princesscai) | 167 comments 1. Call Me By Your Name
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book about first love.
Avoiding The Pity Party by Mel A ROWE 10/08/18


2. Darkest Hour
★ Read a book set during WWII
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
★ Read a book set in England


3. Dunkirk
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
★ Read a book set in France.


4. Get Out
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
★ Read a book tagged satire or horror.
★ Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.


5. Lady Bird
★ Read a book about coming of age.
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
★ Read a book where the MC goes away to college.


6. Phantom Thread
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
True Blue (Paterson Sisters, #2) by Sasha Wasley 17/08/18
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.


7. The Post
★ Read a book with a journalist character.
The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns 24/10/18
★ Read a book with a woman who owns her own business.
★ Read a book with a court case.
Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette 16/08/18


8. The Shape of Water
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.


9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
★ Read a book where someone is murdered.
Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth 15/07/18
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper 30/10/18
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.

6/27


message 13: by Maddy (new)

Maddy | 2052 comments I am in :)
Start date - April 2
Goal level - Level 4.


message 14: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Apr 02, 2018 05:23PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31134 comments Mod
Welcome Katherine, Cai & Maddy!

All challenge posts are updated HERE


message 15: by Beth (last edited Apr 13, 2018 11:07PM) (new)

Beth | 1601 comments I am in! I saw a bunch of these (well, a few, but more than usual).

Start Date: April 3.The Weight of Zero
Goal Level - 2

1. Call Me By Your Name
★ Read a book about first love. , Karen Fortunati 4/9/19


2. Darkest Hour (I've seen it!)
★ Read a book set in England Silent in the Sanctuary, Deanna Raybourn 4/9/18


3. Dunkirk (I've seen it)
★ Read a book with a group of young men. Game Change, Joseph Monninger 4/2/18


message 16: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Welcome Beth!
Your challenge post is updated HERE


message 17: by Caraina (new)

Caraina (raina79) I am in
Start date - April 7
Goal level - Level 4


message 18: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Welcome to the challenge Cariana!

Your challenge post is updated HERE


message 19: by Angie (new)

Angie | 185 comments And The Oscar Goes To... 2018
14/4/18 – 13/4/19
Level 2
0/9


1. Call Me By Your Name
Seventeen-year-old Elio Perlman lives in Northern Italy with his translator mother and professor father, who welcomes American doctoral student Oliver to help with his work for the summer. The cultured yet shy Elio is impressed with the confident Oliver, and their friendship blossoms into a relationship that transforms his life.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
★ Read a book about first love.


2. Darkest Hour
Controversial politician Winston Churchill is appointed prime minister during the early days of World War II and is faced with the momentous choice of continuing to fight or trying to parlay with Hitler. With the fall of France imminent and the possibility of a German invasion of Britain looming, Churchill knows his decision will affect the entire free world.
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
★ Read a book set during WWII
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
★ Read a book set in England


3. Dunkirk
In the Spring of 1940, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are trapped by German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. The terrain precludes the use of large ships, compelling the military to request that civilian boats join the rescue efforts. While soldiers endure attacks and wait in fear, the RAF provides cover for the hundreds of small boats sailing the 26 miles from Britain.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
★ Read a book set in France.


4. Get Out
Photographer Chris Washington is nervous about meeting his girlfriend Rose's parents for the first time, especially when he learns that she has not told them that he is black. Their awkward behavior, along with the oddness exhibited by their two African-American servants, puts Chris on alert but even so, he is unprepared for the family's true motivations.
Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya. Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
★ Read a book tagged satire or horror.
★ Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.


5. Lady Bird
Strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast. Her equally opinionated mother, Marion, who is struggling to provide for her family, tries to prepare her daughter for life's inevitable heartbreaks while also encouraging her to be her best self.
Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
★ Read a book about coming of age.
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
★ Read a book where the MC goes away to college.


6. Phantom Thread
In 1950s London, middle-aged couturier Reynolds Woodcock is at the height of his fame and creative powers. His sister Cyril helps to manage his precisely ordered world, but when he falls for a younger, high-spirited waitress, Reynolds finds that his new muse has transformed his life in more ways than he thought possible.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.


7. The Post
In 1971, Washington Post owner Kay Graham, the first female publisher of a major newspaper, and executive editor Ben Bradlee debate whether they should publish the top-secret, politically sensitive Pentagon Papers. Facing certain legal action, the pair must decide if their duty to inform the public is more important than protecting their careers and the paper itself.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
★ Read a book with a journalist character.
★ Read a book with a woman who owns her own business.
★ Read a book with a court case.


8. The Shape of Water
In 1962, janitor Elisa Esposito works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Isolated and lonely, the mute Elisa finds her life changing forever when she uncovers the truth about the facility's most unusual and top-secret project.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.


9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Several months after the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, Mildred Hayes is so furious that the case remains unsolved that she commissions three billboards questioning the town's respected sheriff. The prickly Mildred's actions escalate tensions throughout the town, provoking intense reactions from all involved.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
★ Read a book where someone is murdered.
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.


message 20: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31134 comments Mod
Welcome Angie!

Your challenge post is updated HERE


message 21: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31134 comments Mod
Welcome Gabi!

Your challenge post is HERE


message 22: by Viji (last edited Jul 13, 2019 11:03PM) (new)

Viji | 389 comments And The Oscar Goes To...

07/15/2018 - 07/14/2019

1. Call Me By Your Name
★ Read Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
★ Read a book tagged lgbt, sexuality, etc.
The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr; 07/05/2019; MPG - LGBT
★ Read a book about first love.
Elusive Harmony by Mary Burchell Elusive Harmony by Mary Burchell; 06/17/2019

2. Darkest Hour
★ Read a book set during WWII
Fatherland by Robert Harris Fatherland by Robert Harris; 08/18/2019
★ Read a book where politics plays a major part
The Ides Of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi The Ides Of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi; 12/11/2018
★ Read a book set in England
Katherine by Anya Seton Katherine by Anya Seton; 12/06/2018

3. Dunkirk
★ Read a book with ships/boats on the cover.
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas; 11/30/2018
★ Read a book with a group of young men.
Redfield Farm by Judith Redline Coopey Redfield Farm by Judith Redline Coopey; 11/16/2018;
★ Read a book set in France.
Paris - and My Love (Florian, #2) by Mary Burchell Paris - and My Love by Mary Burchell; 06/14/2019

4. Get Out
★ Read a book where the MC is a photographer.
Bubbles Ablaze (Bubbles Yablonsky, #3) by Sarah Strohmeyer Bubbles Ablaze by Sarah Strohmeyer; 01/12/2019; Steve Stiletto
★ Read a book tagged satire or horror.
The Secret Name by Kendra Temples The Secret Name by Kendra Temples; 07/18/2019
★ Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi; 08/30/2018

5. Lady Bird
★ Read a book about coming of age.
Tears of the River by Gordon L. Rottman Tears of the River by Gordon L. Rottman; 07/20/2018
★ Read a book centered on familial relationships.
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin; 03/31/2019
★ Read a book where the MC goes away to college.
Vinegar Girl (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Anne Tyler Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler; 05/26/2019

6. Phantom Thread
★ Read a book where the MC is artistic (a designer, artist, sculptor, etc)
Summer in February by Jonathan Smith Summer in February by Jonathan Smith; 12/29/2018
★ Read a book about a dysfunctional relationship.
Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island, #1) by Nora Roberts Dance Upon the Air by 12/15/2018
★ Read a book with a beautiful gown on the cover.
The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer; 07/07/2019

7. The Post
★ Read a book with a journalist character.
The Cowboy's Surprise Baby by Ali Olson The Cowboy's Surprise Baby by Ali Olson; 02/03/2019; Amy McNeal
★ Read a book with a woman who owns her own business.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See; 08/03/2018
★ Read a book with a court case.
The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers, #1) by Robert Bailey The Professor by Robert Bailey; 09/07/2018

8. The Shape of Water
★ Read a book that is MPG Science Fiction.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess; 12/02/2018
★ Read a book where a character uses sign language.
Mr. November (PI & Men To The Rescue, #5) by Lori Foster Mr. November by Lori Foster; 11/29/2018; the firemen
★ Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity.
The Yid by Paul Goldberg The Yid by Paul Goldberg; 12/23/2018; Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, Frederick Lewis

9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
★ Read a book where someone is murdered.
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult; 04/17/2019; Vonita and Olive
★ Read a book with a MC is in law enforcement.
The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall; 12/20/2018
★ Read a book tagged Crime, Mystery, or Thriller.
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz; 06/27/2019


message 23: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31134 comments Mod
Welcome Viji;

Your challenge post is HERE


message 24: by Angie (new)

Angie | 185 comments And The Oscar Goes To... 2018
14/4/18 – 13/4/19
Level 2
9/9


1 - Call Me By Your Name
Read a book about first love: Paper Princess – Erin Watt - 5/8/18

2 - Darkest Hour
Read a book where politics plays a major part Scarlet – Marissa Meyer - 7/8/18

3 – Dunkirk
Read a book with a group of young men: Falling for the Backup – Toni Aleo - 8/8/18

4 - Get Out
Read a book with a interracial couple or where racism plays a central theme.
Burn Bright – Patricia Briggs - 20/10/18

5 - Lady Bird
Read a book where the MC goes away to college.: Accidental Sire – Molly Harper - 30/9/18

6 - Phantom Thread
Read a book where the MC is artistic: The Hotter You Burn – Gena Showalter - 14/9/18

7 - The Post
Read a book with a woman who owns her own business. The Closer You ComeGena Showalter - 6/8/18

8 - The Shape of Water
Read a book where the MC is "on the run" and "hiding" from a government entity. The Glittering Court – Richelle Mead - 29/10/18

9 - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Read a book where someone is murdered: Twisted Palace – Erin Watt - 6/8/18


message 25: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Congratulations Angie!


message 26: by Viji (new)

Viji | 389 comments Completed 26/27. My Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Thanks for the nice challenge.


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