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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 6263 comments Want to share your reading plans for the Summer season? Need a place to organize your posts?
Here's a place to do so.

This is not a required thread and will not be closely monitored by moderators. Please use appropriate task threads for questions and the Completed Tasks Thread for book claims to be included on the Readerboard.


message 2: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited May 31, 2018 06:40PM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12680 comments I never get to all of the books that will fit tasks, but a few I hope to read other than the sub-challenge:

20.3 - To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia - I bought this at the same time as The Day of the Owl - this author was considered an anti-mafia author

20.4 Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison - I have several penciled in for this task to take advantage of summer's Multiple style

20.5 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert - this has been on my shelf for ages, it doesn't get any styles, but I ought to get it moved

20.10 - The Bernini Bust by Iain Pears - a mystery involving art works

30.1 - Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini - hopefully enough takes place in Barbados to qualify


message 3: by Connie (last edited Jul 24, 2018 12:24AM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1466 comments I usually make a list with twice as many books as I could ever read for the challenge since I enjoy the planning stage. I'm going to try to finish the Listopia subchallenge, and do part of the RwS challenge.

10.1 An Argument Open to All: Reading "The Federalist" in the 21st Century by Sanford Levinson

10.2 Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson DONE

10.3 The Nix by Nathan Hill (LA Times)
or The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli (James Tait Black Memorial)

10.4 Love the books on the "Stories for Book Lovers" list.
The Hours by Michael Cunningham

10.5 So happy to have a task for recently published books since some of my book groups have chosen new books!
Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris DONE
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray DONE

10.6 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
or Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

10.7 Night of Sorrows by Frances Sherwood (425 pg) DONE

10.8 K Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin DONE
or Cold Earth by Sarah Moss (Greenland)
or 10.8 R Butcher's Crossing by John Williams

10.9 Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

10.10 Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag DONE

20.1 Circe by Madeline Miller

20.2 My Ántonia by Willa Cather (54 X)

20.3 Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow

20.4 The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi DONE
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

20.5 As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner (1918 influenza) DONE

20.6 The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell

20.7 I have three Australian books sitting on my bookshelves to pick from.
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

20.8 A Partisan's Daughter by Louis de Bernières (set in 1970s London) DONE

20.9 Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
or The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

20.10 The Portrait by Iain Pears DONE
or Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by Dawn Tripp
or The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant


message 5: by Bryony (last edited Jun 03, 2018 02:16AM) (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 247 comments I’m so excited to see what everyone plans to read. Thanks for adding this thread. I’ll add my plan here later today.

10.1 Possession
Choose from
Brunel: The Man Who Built the World by Steven Brindle
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

10.2 July
Toni Morrison
James Baldwin
Maya Angelou

10.3 Awards
Read a book that has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize or has won or been a nominee for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

10.4 Book Lover's Day
Celebrate Book Lover's Day (Aug 9) by reading one of the top 350 books from this list: Stories for Book Lovers.

10.5 Inferno
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis
How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price

10.6 Cloud Atlas
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

10.7 3rd place finisher Spring
10.8 2nd place finisher
10.9 Spring winner
10.10 Group Reads


20.1 Gemini
In honor of the titles of Gemini and Gemini, read a book based on a Greco-Roman myth.

20.2 Track of the Cat
Read a book shelved as western by at least 50 readers.

20.3 Gold Coast
Read a book about the mafia or organized crime.

20.4 The Piano Teacher
Read an author's debut novel.

20.7
Read any work where an epidemic is an important part of the plot. (Polio, plague, flu, black death, ebola, etc.)

20.6 Winter's Tale

In honor of Winter's Tale and The Winter's Tale, read a book with the title format "The Something's Something". You may omit the leading article, but there will be no following words nor a subtitle.

✔️ 20.7 Ambassador
The Cleverness of Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
📆 3 June

20.8 Most Strategic Reader

✔️ 20.9 Tom Wolfe (Kate S's Task)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
📆 2 June

20.10 Art World (Elizabeth (Alaska)'s Task)
Read any book where a painting or sculpture or an artist (painter or sculptor) is central.

30.1 Island Hopping


message 6: by Rosemary (last edited Jul 21, 2018 08:07AM) (new)

Rosemary | 3109 comments I have more options on my spreadsheet, but these seem likely:

✔ 10.1 Every Day by David Levithan
10.2 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
10.3 Home by Marilynne Robinson
10.4 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
✔ 10.5 Contraband Hearts by Alex Beecroft
✔ 10.6 The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
10.7 Lustrum by Robert Harris
✔ 10.8K Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
✔ 10.9 The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
10.10

20.1 Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
20.2 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
✔ 20.3 Judge & Jury by James Patterson
✔ 20.4 A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
20.5 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
✔ 20.6 The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
✔ 20.7 Breath by Tim Winton
✔ 20.8 A Question of Power or Group Portrait with Lady
✔ 20.9 Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum by Mark Stevens
20.10 Long Live Great Bardfield: The Autobiography of Tirzah Garwood
30.1 (no ideas, may skip it)


message 7: by Valerie (last edited Jun 15, 2018 07:46AM) (new)


message 10: by Kathleen (itpdx) (last edited Jun 27, 2018 10:23AM) (new)

Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1449 comments 10.1 Possession My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (f)
10.2 July African-American Brothers and Sisters by Bebe Moore Campbell (f)(10.9)
10.3 Awards LA Times of JTBlack Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White (j) (20.9)
10.4 Book Lovers's Day This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind by Ivan Doig (10.6)
10.5 Inferno 2017-18 Chosen Country by James Pogue
10.6 Cloud Atlas Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service by Devin Leonard (20.9)
10.7 Not quite jumbo
10.8R Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black by Gregory Howard Williams
10.9 Emily Bronte EB Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc (f)
10.10 Group Reads Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

20.1 Gemini (Greco-Roman myth)
20.2 Track of the Cat western
20.3 Gold Coast organized crime Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough (20.9)
20.4 Piano Teacher debut novel
20.5 Nemesis epidemic
20.6 Winter's Tale The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett (f)
20.7 Ambassador southern hemisphere
20.8 Summer Nights 70's forbidden love
20.9 Tom Wolfe literary nonfiction
20.10 Art World


message 11: by Ed (last edited Aug 05, 2018 09:04AM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 2516 comments for Listopia.... contemplating

The Zoo Story and Other Plays with tag of drama #51 on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

and The Sinners with tag of Egypt #45 on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Sense and Sensibility with tag of high school #144 on https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...


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