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message 1: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3441 comments SPANNING THE YEARS
Duration: 1 July 2018 - 30 September 2018


As our yearly theme is Reading Through Time, this quarter we're going to travel through time as we span the years. With every book you read for this challenge, note the year in which they are set and calculate how many years between that point and the previous point.
If a book takes place over many different years, pick the most important one. You may revisit the same year in different books.
Example:
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1991)
2. A Tale of Two Cities (1789)
3. A Farewell to Arms (1917)
1991 to 1789 is 202 years, then 1789 to 1917 is another 128, so that totals 330 years. And so on.

Congratulations to Meghan for winning the Third Quarter Challenge Competition during our Reading Through Time Party! Meghan will also be the leader for this challenge, thank you!


message 2: by Meghan L (last edited Sep 26, 2018 10:47PM) (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments Welcome, everyone. I'm so excited that this challenge won!
I wish you all many happy years of reading over the next three months!

Amanda (19) 0/1000 years
Anna (3) 10/10 books 1395 years COMPLETE
Brittany (28) 818/750 years COMPLETE
Cassandra (30) 0/12 books
Cindy III (61) 0/4 books
Erin (17) 6/10 books 262 years
Franci (22) 0/10 books 0/1500 years
Hafsa (20) 163/600 years
Janine (81) 694/800 years
Jennifer (31) 1000/1000 years COMPLETE
Jess (58) 10 books 905 years
Jill (16) 0/10 books 0/1000 years
June (5) 5/15 books 839 years
Kristin (10) 132/1360 years
matilde (21) 4/5 books
Meghan (4) 1992/1000 years COMPLETE
Nikki (14) 1189/1000 years 8/8 books COMPLETE
Nina (8) 7292/2000 years 9/12 books COMPLETE
Octothorpe Reader (50) 7/6 books 2940/2500 years COMPLETE
Paula (23) 3343/800 years COMPLETE
Rachelnyc (12) 1150/1000 years 10/10 books COMPLETE
Rebecca (15) 0/10 books
Roxanne (18) 11/16 books 550 years
SarahKat (6) 1181/500 years COMPLETE
Tahera (7) 3/5 books 347/600 years
Vanessa (68) 117/1000 years
Vivian (83) 40 years
Ziggy (9) 5/5 books 920 years


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 01, 2018 01:55AM) (new)

I'm in!


***COMPLETE***

Total number of years: 1395

1. 2018 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn 04.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
2. 1963 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King 06.07.2018 ★★★★☆
3. 1947 - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14.07.2018 ★★★★★
4. 2016 - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 15.07.2018 ★★★★☆
5. 1766 - Perfume by Patrick Süskind 20.07.2018 ★★★☆☆
6. 2002 - The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen 22.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
7. 1988 - American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis 27.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
8. 1860 - Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 29.07.2018 ★★★★★
9. 1600 - Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 29.07.2018 ★★★★☆
10. 1967 - The Ruined Map by Kōbō Abe 31.07.2018 ★☆☆☆☆

10/10 books


message 4: by Meghan L (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments My goal will be 1000 years.


message 5: by Tawallah (last edited Sep 29, 2018 10:12AM) (new)

Tawallah | 195 comments Spanning the years for Summer

Aim for 6 books initially
Given my reading will increase to 15 books.

Total years: 5463
Books read: 15

1. The Lie Tree- 1865
2. 4.50 from Paddington- 1957
3. Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI- 1925
4. Just Call Me Madam : Chronicles of Emancipation - 1833
5. Redshirts- 2456
6.Still Alice- 2003
7. Shadows in Bronze- 71
8. Vengeance Of The Mountain Man- 1901
9.The Girl with the Botticelli Eyes- 1995
10. Knots and Crosses - 1985
11. The Sisters Brothers- 1851
12. The Far Pavilions- 1873
13. Till We Have Faces- 1956
14. The Jesus Boy- 2016
15. Haiti Noir- 2010


message 6: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 3450 comments I'll try this... I'll go for 100 years to start off.


message 7: by Tahera (new)

Tahera | 98 comments I am in! I will initially go for 3 books:

Total years:


message 8: by Nina (last edited Sep 22, 2018 11:06AM) (new)

Nina | 340 comments I am absolutly in on this one. A small look on my so far planned TBR for the coming month, makes me take a wild guess and i shoot for 2000 years. I am not sure if i can figure out the time all my books are placed. Especially the fantasy ones could be difficult. I should get at least to 12 books in.

9/12
7292/2000

1. AchtNacht (2017)
2. Das verborgene Tor (1815)
3.The Winter People (1908)
4.Emma (1811)
5.The Sweet Far Thing (1896)
6.Der Besuch der alten Dame (1955)
7.Fall of Giants (1911)
8. Reflections in the Nile (1450 BC)
9.The Glass Sentence (1891)
10.
11.
12.


message 9: by Ziggy (last edited Jul 13, 2018 06:34AM) (new)

Ziggy | 1077 comments This will be my first challenge on goodreads. I’m in for 5 books.

1. It Ain't So Awful, Falafel Finished 7/2 covers the years 1978-1981
2.Lord John and the Private Matter Finished 7/4 year 1757
3.The Summer Before the War finished 7/8 year 1914
4.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban finished 7/11. Years 1993-1994
5.Redshirts finished 7/13. Year 2456

Total Years: 920= (1978-1757=221) + (1914-1757=157) + (1993-1914=79)+ (2456-1993=463)


message 10: by Meghan L (last edited Jun 27, 2018 01:09PM) (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments Ziggy wrote: "This will be my first challenge on goodreads. I’m in for 5 books."

Welcome to your first challenge, Ziggy!


message 11: by Rachelnyc (last edited Aug 24, 2018 08:05AM) (new)

Rachelnyc | 170 comments Ugh, I told myself I wasn't going to add any more challenges for the next couple of months so I can focus on my annual challenges but I just can't resist!

I'm in for 10 books and 1000 years.

Completed!

10/10
1150/1000

1. Middlemarch (1830)
2. Artemis (2060 approximately)
3. My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton (1825)
4. The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2007)
5. Mommie Dearest (1940)
6. Interpreter of Maladies (1998)
7. The Night Circus (1902)
8. Hamilton: The Revolution (2015)
9. Grist Mill Road (1982)
10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005)


message 12: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy | 1077 comments Meghan wrote: "Ziggy wrote: "This will be my first challenge on goodreads. I’m in for 5 books."

Welcome to your first challenge, Ziggy!"


Thanks for the warm welcome, I’m looking forward to the challenge and enjoying figuring out what to read.


message 13: by Nikki (last edited Aug 07, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments So I was slightly confused at first, math is not my strong point in life, but I get it now! I am in for 8 books and 1,000 years.

1. The Dive From Clausen's Pier -2002
2. Sleeping Beauties - 2017
3. Hate List - 2008
4. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - 1692
5. The Glittering Court - 2016
6. Firefly Lane - 1974
7. The Iron King - 2010
8. Mary, Bloody Mary - 1527

2002 to 2017 = 15 years, 2017 to 2008 = 9 years (t.24), 2008 to 1692 = 316 years (t.340), 1692 to 2016 = 324 years (t.664), 2016 to 1974 = 42 years (t.706), 1974 to 2010 = 36 years (t.742), 2010 to 1527 = 483 years (t.1,189)
Current Total = 1189 years

8/8 books --- COMPLETE
1189/1000 years --- COMPLETE


message 14: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Bowen | 50 comments I’m in ! I’ll go for 10 books!


message 15: by Jill (new)

Jill Rosenberg (jillyfay) | 54 comments FUN!! 10 books, 1,000 years. :)


message 16: by Erin (last edited Aug 10, 2018 05:41PM) (new)

Erin Young (erinzo) | 177 comments I'm in! My initial aim will be 10 books

1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (1812)
2. The Shadow of the Wind (1950)
3. The Foxhole Court (2013)
4. A Thousand Perfect Notes (2018)
5. The Rest of Us Just Live Here (2015)
6. The Help (1962)
Years: 262


message 17: by Roxanne (last edited Sep 30, 2018 09:39PM) (new)

Roxanne (radiantrox) | 115 comments I'm in for 16 books:

Total years: 887

1. The Diary of a Young Girl (1944)
2. God the Invisible King (1917) - 27 years
3. Sula (1965) - 48 years
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (1997) - 32 years
5. The Bell Jar (1953) - 44 years
6. I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America (2012) - 59 years
7. Giovanni's Room (1956) - 56 years
8. An American Marriage (2006) - 50 years
9. The War of the Worlds (1894) - 112 years
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1935) - 41 years
11. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (2016) - 81 years
12. The Storyteller's Secret (1930) - 86 years
13. What Happened (2016) - 86 years
14. Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House (2017) - 1 year
15. A Little Princess (1900) - 117 years
16. Dawn (1947) - 47 years

16/16!


message 18: by Amanda (last edited Aug 22, 2018 05:55AM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1478 comments Spanning the Years
Duration: 1 July 2018 - 30 September 2018


1. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Completed 3/7/18 Rating 4 stars

1937

2. Escape by Heleen van Royen
Completed 8/7/18 Rating 2 stars

2006

Difference is 69 years

3. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Completed 18/7/18 Rating 3 stars

1870

Difference is 136 years

4. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Completed 24/7/18 Rating 5 stars

1934

Difference is 64 years

5. Sane New World: Taming The Mind by Ruby Wax
Completed 28/7/18 Rating 4 stars

2013

Difference is 79 years

6. The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey
Completed 4/8/18 Rating 4 stars

2100

Difference is 87 years

7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Completed 13/8/18 Rating 4 stars

1873

Difference is 227 years

8. Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
Completed 17/8/18 Rating 3 stars

1624

Difference is 249 years

9. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
Completed 18/8/18 Rating 3 stars

2000

Difference is 376 years


1,287/1,000

Challenge completed


message 19: by Hafsa | حفصہ (last edited Oct 11, 2018 11:43PM) (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (vibingwithabook) | 20 comments COMPLETED

I'll aim for 250 years!

255/250 years

2017 --> 1964 (53 years) --> 2015 (51 years) --> 2018 (3 years)--> 1962 (56 years) --> 2016 (54) --> 2018 (2 years) --> 2014 (4 years) --> 2001 (13 years) --> 1987 (14 years) --> 1992 (5 years).


1. 2017: Puerto Rico Strong edited by Marco Lopez, Desiree Rodriguez, Hazel Newlevant, Derek Ruiz and Neil Shwartz.

2. 1964: Love Story by Erich Segal.

3. 2015: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.

4. 2018: I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip by Alicia Cook.

5. 1962: On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan.

6. 2016: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo.

7. 2018: Little Mama by Halim.

8. 2014: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

9. 2001: Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown.

10. 1987: Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria E. Anzaldúa.

11. 1992: The Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie.


message 20: by matilde (last edited Oct 03, 2018 10:46AM) (new)

matilde (matiswonderland) I´m in! Will try and do 5 books

COMPLETED

1. (2016) - A Court of Mist and Fury
2. (2010) - Clockwork Angel
3. (2001) - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
4. (2016) - Male Babysitter: Erotica Short Story
5. (2008) - The Graveyard Book
6. (2003) - Sara på rideleir

2016 -> 2010 -> 2001 -> 2016 -> 2008 -> 2003
Reading years traveled: 38


message 21: by Franci (new)

Franci (francina) | 122 comments 10 books and 1500 years


message 22: by Paula (last edited Aug 07, 2018 03:19AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments I'll try for 800 years, Rachael! Oops, I've become a bit unstuck with this one. COMPLETE!

Total years: 3343 years!

2017: 24 Stories: of Hope by Kathy Burke (04/07/18)
1943: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (07/07/18)
2014: The Library of Ice by Nancy Campbell (24/07/18)
1184 BCE: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (06/08/18)


message 23: by Meghan L (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments Welcome to everyone that has joined, so far!


message 24: by Paula (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments Thank you, Meghan. I'm looking forward to this one!


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Message #3 update!

Total number of years:

1. 2018 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn 04.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

1/10 books


message 26: by Brittany (last edited Sep 29, 2018 12:23PM) (new)

Brittany Morrison | 404 comments I'm going to try for 750 years. It may be a long stretch, but we'll see how it goes.

853 years total

1. Brides of Eden: A True Story Imagined (1903)
2. Rebels, Volume 1: A Well-Regulated Militia(1775) - 128 years
3. Purple Daze (1965) - 190 years
4. Debutantes (1923) - 42 years
5. The Agony of Bun O'Keefe (1986) - 63 years
6. One Came Home (1871) - 115 years
7. Burn Baby Burn (1977) - 106 years
8. Anne of Green Gables (1876) - 101 years
9. The Loud Silence of Francine Green (1949) - 73 years
10. Hollow City (1940) - 9 years
11. Like Water on Stone (1914) - 26 years


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Message #3 update!

Total number of years: 55

1. 2018 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn 04.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
2. 1963 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King 06.07.2018 ★★★★☆
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

2/10 books


message 28: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments I'll be in for 12 books, but I'm unsure how many years.


message 29: by Jennifer (last edited Sep 04, 2018 11:02AM) (new)

Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) | 316 comments I will go with 500 years.

1.1960
2. 1982
3.1854
4.2005
5.1885
6.1832
7.1980
8.2013
9.2005
10.2018
11.1978
12.1890
13.2018
14.1971
15.2018

Total years:1020 years


message 30: by Erin (new)

Erin Young (erinzo) | 177 comments updated message 17

2/10 books
138 years


message 31: by Meghan L (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments Great starts, everyone! I've just finished my second book and have...two whole years. Hahaha!


message 32: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy | 1077 comments Updated message 9
3/5 books 378 years


message 33: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc | 170 comments Update to msg 12. 230/1000 years. 2/10 books


message 34: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy | 1077 comments Updated message 9


message 35: by Nikki (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments *Update to msg. 14

3/8 books (not too shabby!)
24/1000 years (not exactly impressive...)


message 36: by Paula (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments Update to message 23: 74 years!


message 37: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy | 1077 comments Updated message 9 I finished my first challenge 5 books and 920 years


message 38: by Meghan L (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments Way to go, everyone!

I'm up to 506 years.


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

Message #3 update!


Total number of years: 71

1. 2018 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn 04.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
2. 1963 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King 06.07.2018 ★★★★☆
3. 1947 - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14.07.2018 ★★★★★
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

3/10 books


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Message #3 update!

Total number of years: 140

1. 2018 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn 04.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
2. 1963 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King 06.07.2018 ★★★★☆
3. 1947 - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14.07.2018 ★★★★★
4. 2016 - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 15.07.2018 ★★★★☆
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

4/10 books


message 41: by Nikki (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments *Update to msg. 14

4/8 books
340/1000 years


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Message #3 update!

Total number of years: 390

1. 2018 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn 04.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
2. 1963 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King 06.07.2018 ★★★★☆
3. 1947 - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14.07.2018 ★★★★★
4. 2016 - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 15.07.2018 ★★★★☆
5. 1766 - Perfume by Patrick Süskind 20.07.2018 ★★★☆☆
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

5/10 books


message 43: by Nikki (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments *Update to msg. 14

5/8 books
664/1000 years

In my most recent book there was not a year specified, so I hope it's not cheating to use the publication year instead. :)


message 44: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 21, 2018 04:00PM) (new)

Message #3 update!

Total number of years: 626

6. 2002 - The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen 22.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆

6/10 books


message 45: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Morrison | 404 comments Update to message 28

128 years total

128 years between Rebels, Volume 1: A Well-Regulated Militia (1775) and Brides of Eden: A True Story Imagined (1903)


message 46: by Tawallah (new)

Tawallah | 195 comments Updated to message 5

Increasing goal to 15.
Read 5 books so far and year span is 839


message 47: by Paula (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments Update to message 23. I'm now on 145 years!


message 48: by Erin (new)

Erin Young (erinzo) | 177 comments updated message 17

3/10
201 years


message 49: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 3450 comments Progress:

63/100

1. 2017 (present day): Origin by Dan Brown
2. 2008 (present day): The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. 1976 (present day): Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke
4. 1998: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


message 50: by Meghan L (new)

Meghan L | 338 comments Doing great, everyone!


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