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message 1: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:51AM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments 50 Book Challenge

January - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
February - The Bell Jar
Anna and the French Kiss
The Waseland
Paper Aeroplanes
March - none
April - Dry Land
Motherhood Out Loud
May - What the Living Do
Conversations
June - A Monster Calls
Anatomy of a Misfit
The Great Gatsby (adapted for the stage)
Bossypants
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Everyman
Talking As Fast As I Can
Into the Wild
Song of Myself
Carry This Book
The Fall of the House of Usher
July - Quidditch Through the Ages
Flowers and Insects: Some Birds and a Pair of Spiders
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
#Girlboss
Neverworld Wake
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Bakersfield Mist
Since You've Been Gone
The Grownup
Fahrenheit 451
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
The V. Monologues
One of Us is Lying
August -
September -
October -
November -
December -

YEAR TO DATE: 35/50


Alphabet Soup Challenge

A- Anatomy of a Misfit
B- The Bell Jar
C- Conversations
D- Dry Land
E- Everyman
F- The Fall of the House of Usher
G- The Great Gatsby (play)
H- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I- Into the Wild
J-
K-
L- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
M- A Monster Calls
N- Neverworld Wake
O- One of Us is Lying
P- Paper Aeroplanes
Q- Quidditch Through the Ages
R- Rime of the Ancient Mariner
S- Song of Myself
T-
U-
V- The V. Monologues
W- What the Living Do
X-
Y-
Z-

Total: 19/26


message 2: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:52AM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments Monthly Genre Challenge:

Since I joined this group in June, I will complete my list from this month onwards (even though I also inadvertently met the February goal of reading Chick Lit or Romance when I read Paper Aeroplanes and Anna and the French Kiss).

June: Travel/Survival/Adventure
1. Into the Wild

July: Young Adult/Middle Grade
1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

August: Science Fiction/Dystopia
1.

September: Historical Fiction
1.

October: Horror/Thriller/Paranormal
1.

November: Classics
1.

December: Children's
1.


message 3: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jun 14, 2018 09:39PM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments The Finish Line Challenge

Goal: Finish 10 series this year.

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(potential series that I have already started: His Dark Materials, The Chronicles of Narnia, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Divergent trilogy, The Caster Chronicles, Little House on the Prairie, The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Inheritance Cycle, The Twilight Saga, The Giver series, The Mazerunner, Shades of London, Lorien Legacies, Ender's Saga, The Starters series, Warm Bodies series, The Time Quintet)


message 4: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:53AM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments Featherweight Challenge (280 pages or less)

Level 1 - Ruffled Feathers
1. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
2. Talking as Fast as I Can
3. Carry This Book
4. Quidditch Through the Ages
5. Flowers and Insects: Some Birds and a Pair of Spiders

Level 2 - Flapping Wings
6. Fahrenheit 451
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Level 3 - Taking Flight
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(potential books: The Pearl, The Stranger, Old Yeller, Tuck Everlasting, Breakfast at Tiffany's, A Series of Pained Facial Expressions Made While Shredding Air Guitar, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Fahrenheit 451, The Great Gatsby, Annihilation, The Metamorphosis, The Diary of Anne Frank, Beowulf, A Clockwork Orange, The Trumpet of the Swan, Slaughterhouse Five)

Chunkster Challenge (400-600 pages)

Level One (Chunkster)
1. Since You've Been Gone
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Level Two (Flower Presser)
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Level Three (Back Breaker)
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(potential books: The Book Thief, The Odyssey, A Tale of Two Cities, The Grapes of Wrath, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Richard III, Sense and Sensibility, Gone Girl, The Aeneid, Life of Pi, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Great Expectations, Inferno, Tess of the D'Urbervilles)

Door Stopper Challenge (600-1000 pages)

Goal: Finish at least 2 door-stoppers this year.

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(potential books: Crime and Punishment, The Illiad, A Game of Thrones, David Copperfield, Anna Karenina, A People's History of the United States, Oliver Twist)

Shelf-bender Challenge (1000+ pages)

Goal: Finish at least 1 shelf-bender this year.

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(potential books: The Count of Monte Cristo, Gray's Anatomy, The Arabian Nights, the entire KJV Bible)


message 5: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:54AM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments New Release Challenge

Level One: Curious: read 1 new release
1. Neverworld Wake

Level Two: Curiouser: read 2 new releases
2. In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

Level Three: Most Curious: read 4 new releases
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Level Four: You killed the cat: read 6 new releases
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(potential books: Circe, To Kill a Kingdom, My Plain Jane, Florida, Save the Date, Social Creature)


message 6: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jun 28, 2018 03:28PM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments Dust the Shelf Challenge

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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(potential books: Candide, The God of Small Things, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Hot Zone, The Handmaid's Tale, King Lear, Heart of Darkness, The Things They Carried, Pride and Prejudice, The Catcher in the Rye, Jump, The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Visit, Medea, The Scarlet Letter, The Geography of Bliss, Founding Brothers, The Killer Angels, The Guns of August)


message 7: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:55AM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments Buyer's Remorse Challenge

Level One (5 TBR books) = List Tickler
1. Song of Myself
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Level Two (10 TBR books) = List Tamer
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Level Three (15 TBR books) = Captain of the Shelf
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Level Four (20 TBR books) = Master of All Dust Bunnies
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(potential books: The Room on the Roof, Vagrants in the Valley, A Small Place, North and South, Changing Planes, Solaris, Siddhartha, A Higher Standard, Just Mercy, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, Wind Sand and Stars, Frank O'Hara: The Complete Collection, The Merchant of Venice, Tao Te Ching, The Dark Child, Miguel Street, Walden, Pinocchio, Persepolis, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, The Canterbury Tales)


message 8: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:56AM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments Haunted by Emily Brontë Challenge

Level 1: Wander the Windy Moors at Night
1. The Fall of the House of Usher
2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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Level 2: Take the Tunnel to Smugglers' Cove
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Level 3: Unearth a Family Secret
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(potential books: Frankenstein, Dracula, Jane Eyre, Rebecca, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Turn of the Screw, Northanger Abbey, The Woman in White, The Phantom of the Opera, The Haunting of Hill House, Carmilla, The Shadow of the Wind, Interview with the Vampire, The House of Seven Gables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Flowers in the Attic, The Graveyard Book, The Madman's Daughter, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Coraline, Gaskell's Collection of Gothic Tales)


message 9: by ashley ఌ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:55AM) (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments The Play's the Thing Challenge

Level 1: Enter Stage Left - Read 3 plays
1. Everyman
2. Bakersfield Mist
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Level 2: What's My Next Line? - Read 6 plays
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Level 3: The Smell of the Greasepaint - Read 9 plays
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Level 4: The Roar of the Crowd - Read 12 plays!!
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(potential books: The Crucible, Waiting for Godot, Noises Off, August: Osage County, A Raisin in the Sun, Twelve Angry Men, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, La Sainte Courtisane, Salome, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Florentine Tragedy, A Woman of No Importance, A House of Pomegranates, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Macbeth)


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ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments ~saved for other challenges/read-a-thons~


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ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments ~saved for other challenges/read-a-thons~


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ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments ~saved for other challenges/read-a-thons~


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ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments ~saved for other challenges/read-a-thons~


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ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments ~saved for other challenges/read-a-thons~


message 15: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 4047 comments Mod
Good luck in your challenges, Ashley.


message 16: by ashley ఌ (new)

ashley ఌ (ashleynicole20) | 16 comments Thank you, Rosemarie! :)


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