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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5842 comments Post your completed tasks here. In order to help us better manage our score keeping: PLEASE ONLY POST ONE BOOK PER MESSAGE.

Please use the add book/author link for the book titles. When claiming combo points, tell how the book qualifies, and provide a link if requested in the task description.

If using an outside source to qualify a book for points or combo, please be sure to post in the appropriate task thread prior to posting in this thread.

Sample Post

10.1 Possession

Adam Bede by George Eliot

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.4 Debut Novel)
+10 Canon
+10 Female
+ 5 Multiple
+ 5 Jumbo (624 pgs)

Task Total: 45
Season Total: 235 (assumes mid-season with a previous total of 190)


message 2: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5842 comments Sample Listopia Tag Post

15.3 Listopia Tag

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

This edition: Romeo and Juliet can be found on this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1... (#157) with the tag of: couples-pair-book-covers

+15 Task
+5 Before 1980
+5 Not a Novel

Post Total: 25
Season Total: 260 (assumes mid-season with a previous total of 235)


message 3: by Megan (new)

Megan (gentlyread) | 358 comments 10.3 Awards

Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson

Shelved as YA & Juv, Low Lexile

+10 Task -- Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, 2000

Task Total: 10
Season Total: 10


message 4: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 207 comments 20.9 Tom Wolfe (Kate S's Task)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

+20 task
+5 combo (10.9)
+10 female author

Post total: 35
Season total: 35


message 5: by Jenifer (new)

Jenifer (jensamaha) | 261 comments 15.1 Listopia Tag

How to Dance with a Duke by Manda Collins

#15 on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
with the tag of "historical romance"

+15 task

Post total: 15
Season total: 15


message 6: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 207 comments 20.7 Ambassador

The Cleverness of Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith.

The author was born in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.

+20 task

Task total: 20

Season total: 55


message 7: by Ed (last edited Jun 04, 2018 02:35PM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 2284 comments 10.1 Possession

Beyond the Islands by Alicia Yánez Cossío
-Set entirely in Ecuador (the Galapagos to be specific)-

task=10
female author=10

task total=20
grand total=20


message 8: by Megan (new)

Megan (gentlyread) | 358 comments 20.4 The Piano Teacher

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Shelved as YA, Low Lexile

+20 Task

Task Total: 20
Season Total: 30


message 9: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jun 07, 2018 08:17AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11464 comments Yikes! Caught in the failed to look at BPL trap! Kate see Post 39 below.

15.1 Listopia Tag

The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
(5th on my plan)

+5 <1980

Task total = 20


message 10: by Norma (new)

Norma | 1189 comments 10.1 - Possession

Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke

+10 task
+10 female

Task total: 20
Grand total: 20


message 11: by Anika (last edited Jun 03, 2018 03:40PM) (new)

Anika | 1704 comments 10.7 Not Quite Jumbo

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (I started this book last month, but was >50% done by June 1)

(retelling of Beauty and the Beast: she is human he is fae; humans and faeries are enemies)

+10 Task, 416 pages
+10 Female


Task total: 20
Season total: 20


message 12: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2691 comments 10.8K Big City, Small Country

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

+10 Task - set entirely in London
+10 Female

Task Total: 20
Season Total: 20


message 13: by Rosemary (last edited Jun 03, 2018 03:11PM) (new)

Rosemary | 2691 comments 10.9 Emily Bronte

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

+10 Task
+10 Female

(a lot of this is set in NYC but I don't think it's quite 75%)

Task Total: 20
Season Total: 40


message 14: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1063 comments 20.2 Track of the Cat

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
74 tags western

+20 task
YA at Brooklyn Library and lexile of 720

Task total: 20
Grand total: 20


message 15: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1233 comments 10.5 Inferno

Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris

+10 task
+10 female author

Task total: 20
Season total: 20


message 16: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2236 comments 20.7 Ambassador
Clariel (Abhorsen #4) by Garth Nix
YA with 990L
author is born in Melbourne, Australia

+20 Task

Post Total: 20
Season Total: 20



message 17: by June (new)

June | 217 comments 10.5- Inferno
Wondrous by Travis M. Riddle

+10 task

Task total: 10
Season total: 10


Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 857 comments 10.9 Emily Bronte

Death of a Scriptwriter by M.C. Beaton.

+10 Task
+10 Female author

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 20


Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 857 comments 15.1 Listopia Tag

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan.

This edition Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit can be found on this list:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2..., #44, with the tag of Intellect.

+15 Task
+5 Not a novel

Task Total: 20
Grand Total:40


message 20: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 2284 comments 20.4 The Piano Teacher

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

BTW....a BIG 5 STARS!... I had never read Naylor before....this woman knew how to write!

task=20
combo= 5 (10.2)
woman author=10
WC=10

task total= 45
grand total=65


message 21: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1063 comments 20.1 Gemini

Alcestis by Katharine Beutner

+20 task
+10 female author
+10 combo (10.9, 20.4)

Task Total: 40
Grand total: 60


message 22: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2221 comments 20.2 Track of the Cat

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

20 task
10 female author
____
30

Running total: 30


message 23: by Ann (new)

Ann (lit_chick_77) | 286 comments 20.4 The Piano Teacher
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

20 Task
+5 Combo (10.7 Not Quite Jumbo - 427 pages)

Task total: 25
Grand Total: 25


message 24: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2236 comments 20.4 The Piano Teacher
Baking Cakes in Kigali (Bakery #1) by Gaile Parkin
referred to in the book description as a debut

+20 Task
+5 Combo (20.7 - Zambia)
+10 Female

Post Total: 35
Season Total: 55



message 25: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 666 comments 15.1

John Dies at the End by David Wong
#35 on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/5...
with the tag hilarious

+15 task

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15


message 26: by Marie (new)

Marie (mariealex) | 511 comments 20.7 Ambassador

Petit pays by Gaël Faye

Born in Burundi

+20 Task
+5 Combo (20.4)

Task total = 25

Points total = 25


message 27: by Sarah A. (new)

Sarah A. (cera_az) | 107 comments 10.8 K Big City, Small Country

Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

+ 10 Task
Combo - Female author +10
10.5 Inferno published 2018 +5
+15 Combo Total

Task Total = 25

Grand Total = 25


message 28: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2174 comments 15.1 Listopia Tag

Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb

Can be found on this list https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1... (#38) with the tag of: maritime

+15 Task
+5 big – 789 pages

Post Total: 20
Season Total: 20


message 29: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2174 comments 15.2 Listopia Tag

At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories by Kij Johnson

Can be found on this list https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/5... (#225) with the tag of: shared

+15 Task
+5 not a novel

Post Total: 20
Season Total: 40


message 30: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2236 comments 20.7 Ambassador
When Hoopoes Go to Heaven (Bakery #2) by Gaile Parkin
author born in Zambia
Book set in Swaziland (100%)


+20 Task
+5 Multiple
+10 Female

Post Total: 35
Season Total: 90



message 31: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 666 comments 20.9

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn

+20 task
+5 combo (10.5 - 2017)
+5 jumbo (531 pg)

Task total: 30
Grand total: 45


Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 857 comments 10.9 Emily Bronte

Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett.

+10 Task BarrEtt
+10 Multiple
+10 Female author

Task Total: 30
Grand Total: 70


message 33: by Lalitha (new)

Lalitha (falcon_) | 85 comments 20.7 Ambassador

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Task: +20
Combo +5 (20.4)
Female Author +10

Task Total = 35
Season Total = 35


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2227 comments 10.7 not quite jumbo
The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
415pp
Task points 10
Combo 5
Grand Total 15


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2227 comments I would like to add the 10 point style points for reading a female author to my last 6 post


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2227 comments Sorry I meant add 10 style points for reading a female author to my last post entry


message 37: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2174 comments 10.5 Inferno

Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan

+10 Task (published 2017)

Task Total: 10
Season Total: 50


message 38: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2174 comments 20.7 Ambassador

The Magicians' Guild by Trudi Canavan

+20 Task born in Australia
+ 15 Combo 10.7, 20.4, 20.6
+10 female author

Task Total: 45
Season Total: 95


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11464 comments 10.7 Not Quite Jumbo

The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton

+10 Task (406 pgs)
+10 Female

Task Total = 20


message 40: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 666 comments 20.4 - debut

The Martian by Andy Weir

+20 task

Task total: 20
Grand total: 65


message 41: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 10.2 July

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo: 10.8K Big City, Small Country (New York City)

Task Total: 15
Season Total: 15


message 42: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 10.4 Book Lover's Day

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo: 10.8R Mom
+10 Canon

Task Total: 25
Season Total: 40


message 43: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 10.8R Mom (Rebekah via Karen Michele's Task)

King Lear by William Shakespeare

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo: 10.4 Book Lover's Day
+10 Canon

Task Total: 25
Season Total: 65


message 44: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 10.9 Emily Bronte (Rosemary's Task)

Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw

+10 Task

Task Total: 10
Season Total: 75


message 45: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 20.1 Gemini

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

+20 Task
+10 Combo: 10.4 Book Lover's Day / 10.8R Mom
+10 Canon

Task Total: 40
Season Total: 115


message 46: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 20.3 Gold Coast

The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia

+20 Task
+10 Canon

Task Total: 30
Season Total: 145


message 47: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 20.6 Winter's Tale

Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson

+20 Task: low lexile

Task Total: 20
Season Total: 165


message 48: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 20.7 Ambassador

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer

+20 Task
+10 Canon
+10 Female

Task Total: 40
Season Total: 205


message 49: by Karen Michele (last edited Jun 08, 2018 04:49AM) (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4342 comments 20.10 Art World (Elizabeth (Alaska)'s Task)

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

+20 Task
+ 5 Combo: 20.7 Ambassador

Task Total: 25
Season Total: 225 (Corrected)


message 50: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jun 07, 2018 09:26AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11464 comments Post 34 Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "10.7 not quite jumbo
The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
415pp
Task points 10
Combo 5
Grand Total 15"


I'm sorry, Jayme, the MPE for this title is only 359 pages and does not qualify for 10.7. However, the author name includes both an E and a B, so qualifies for 10.9.


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