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message 1: by Rachael (last edited Jun 27, 2018 11:08AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3429 comments A BIT OF LIGHT READING
Duration: 1 July - 31 July 2018


Do you fancy a break from the big books on your TBR pile? Is there a book which is taking a long time to finish? Have you got a lot of short books to read?
For this challenge, read as many books with 200 pages or less as you can.
If you're looking for inspiration, check out this Listopia. Please note that you are not limited to this list; you are free to choose any book that has a maximum of 200 pages to count towards this challenge.
Post below if you want to take part and then enjoy your light reading!

Dlyn will be leading this challenge. Thank you for volunteering, Dlyn!


message 2: by Lynn (last edited Aug 01, 2018 01:22PM) (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Participants

Amanda 1/2
Amy 3/3 ✅
Andreda 0/3
Angela 0/4
Anne 0/3
Candiss 4/5
Cendaquenta 13/15
⚜Chalmation⚜ 4/4 ✅
chan 3/3 ✅
Debra 10/10 ✅
Dlyn 5/5 ✅
Franci 5/5 ✅
Greg 5/4 ✅
jb 8/8 ✅
Kerry 3/10
Kristin 2/5
Leslie 8/7 ✅
Lindsay 0/3
Mie 2/2 ✅
Nekesa 0/10
Nicole 7/7 ✅
Nicole W. 6/4 ✅
Paula 0/3
Rachael 4/3 ✅
Roxanne 5/5 ✅
Samantha 0/2
SarahKat 6/6 ✅
Satin 4/3 ✅
Savannah 1/2
Suzana 0/4
Wayne 14/10 ✅


message 3: by Candiss (last edited Aug 01, 2018 02:17PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments Novella and other short-form reads have become my favorite types of book in the past few years. I don't know if it's due to my having far less reading time than I used to, or if it's simply more difficult for me to maintain my focus than it was when I was younger - probably a bit of both. But I do love short books!

I'll aim to read 5 in July.

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1. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century - Timothy Snyder
2. One Hundred Shadows - Hwang Jungeun
3. Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience - Rebecca Roanhorse
4. You Were Never Really Here - Jonathan Ames
5. Saga, Vol. 7

Read: 5/5 - COMPLETED!


message 4: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 3389 comments I think I'll try for 6. Mostly graphic novels or Doctor Who books.


message 5: by Mie (last edited Jul 04, 2018 07:50AM) (new)

Mie | 1989 comments I would like to join in with 2 light books, please - 2/2 - COMPLETE ✔️

While the Light Lasts - 3⭐️ (Danish version 176 pages)
Black Coffee - 4⭐️ (Danish version 164 pages)


message 6: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 1327 comments I would like to join for 3.


message 7: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3429 comments Dlyn wrote: "I would be happy to run this challenge :)

And my goal is to read 5 books for this :) They will all probably be middle grade novels lol

0/5"


Thanks, Dlyn! I'll update the first post now.


message 8: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta | 307 comments I actually have a lot of shorter books lined up for July already, so this is ideal.
I'll sign up for an optimistic 10 books and see if I can get to more.

TBR:
Whole-series reread of Lumberjanes (8 trade volumes)
The Vegetarian
All Systems Red


message 9: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments I think I got everyone so far. Happy reading in July! I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of their books :)


message 10: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Kristin wrote: "Short reads are my favorite, but as it happens, I have several longer reads planned for the month of July. I wanted to go with 13 due to my wedding anniversary being this month and it is on July 13..."

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!


message 11: by Lynn (last edited Jul 14, 2018 11:12PM) (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Dlyn's Progress
5/5 -- COMPLETED!


1. 31 Devotions for Writers -- 7/10/18 ✅
2. Sweet-and-Sour Summer -- 7/10/18 ✅
3. Oh Honey -- 7/11/18 ✅
4. Comic Book Criminal -- 7/14/18 ✅
5. The Deal of a Lifetime -- 7/14/18 ✅


message 13: by Anne (new)

Anne Helatrix (annehelatrix) I would like to Join in as well

Neil Gaiman's Stardust is calling my name from my TBR pile


message 14: by Anne (new)

Anne Helatrix (annehelatrix) I'm gonna aim for 3


message 15: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Thanks! I've got everyone so far. 56 books have been "pledged" so far lol Not bad at all! :)


message 16: by Leslie (last edited Jul 27, 2018 11:37AM) (new)

Leslie | 13 comments I'm in. This is right up my alley as my To Read pile is crazy!

Rock Crystal (finished 7/1/2018)
Ten Days in a Mad-House
Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (finished 7/22/2018)
The Lodge-Lowell Debate on the Proposed League of Nations
Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes
Humanae Vitae: Of Human Life
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
Sebastian and the Troll (finished 7/1/2018)
Tithonus (finished 7/3/2018)
Poems from the Women's Movement (finished 7/22/2018)
Door Into the Dark: Poems (finished 7/26/2018)
George Washington: The Crossing (finished 7/26/2018)
Collected Poems (finished 7/27/2018)

As expected, I added a few after setting up my challenge and didn't get to a few I'd hoped to read.


message 17: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Leslie wrote: "I'm in. This is right up my alley as my To Read pile is crazy!

Rock Crystal
Ten Days in a Mad-House
Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
[book:The Lodge-Lowe..."


So your goal is 7 books?


message 18: by Debra (last edited Jul 28, 2018 05:26PM) (new)


message 19: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 13 comments Dlyn wrote: "Leslie wrote: "I'm in. This is right up my alley as my To Read pile is crazy!

Rock Crystal
Ten Days in a Mad-House
Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
[book..."


Yes


message 20: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Great :) Got everyone thus far. Good luck, everyone. I hope July is a successful reading month for you all.


message 21: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1989 comments Update msg 5: 1/2
While the Light Lasts - 3⭐️ (Danish version 176 pages)


message 22: by jb (last edited Jul 28, 2018 06:55AM) (new)


message 23: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne (radiantrox) | 115 comments I'll join for 5.


message 24: by Rachael (last edited Jul 22, 2018 03:38AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3429 comments I will sign up for 3 books please.

COMPLETED: 4/3
1. The Shut-In (144 pages) read 4 July, ****
2. French Twist (160 pages) read 6 July, ****
3. Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons Of Ares (152 pages), read 12 July, **** with review
4. The Taming of the Shrew (122 pages), read 14 July, ** with review


message 25: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Updated to here!


message 26: by Angela (new)

Angela Holt (angelaaholt) | 36 comments I'm in for this! I'll try for 4.

Completed: 0/4


message 27: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments List is updated! I hope to finish my first book today :)


message 28: by Amanda (last edited Aug 01, 2018 09:18AM) (new)

Amanda | 526 comments I'm in for 2 books.

1/2

1. The Dispatcher (128 pages)


message 29: by Paula (last edited Aug 13, 2018 10:50AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments Please count me in please, Rachael. A not very adventurous 3!

Running total 3/3 COMPLETED!

1. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (07/07/18): 109 pages
2. Disbanded Kingdom - Polis Loizou (13/07/18): 191 pages
3. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (13/08/18): 114 pages


message 30: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Updated to here :)


message 31: by Suzana (new)

Suzana | 16 comments I'm in for 4 books.


message 32: by Chalmation (new)

Chalmation | 2344 comments Updated message #15

1/4


message 33: by Greg (last edited Jul 03, 2018 02:22PM) (new)

Greg (lupercross) | 1797 comments I do need a break from these 500 + page books I have been wading through this year. Sign me up for 4 short ones. I would do more, but I still have a bunch more 500+ pagers to go.


message 34: by Savannah (new)

Savannah This is gonna be rough. I rarely read books shorter than 300 pages...I'll just go for 2 on this one.


message 35: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Welcome to the challenge, everyone.


message 36: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1989 comments Update msg 5: 2/2 - COMPLETE ✔️
Black Coffee - 4⭐️ (Danish version 164 pages)

That was fast 😄 but I don’t have any more books under 200 pages planned for this month...


message 37: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 13 comments See message 20 for my progress.


message 38: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Mie wrote: "Update msg 5: 2/2 - COMPLETE ✔️
Black Coffee - 4⭐️ (Danish version 164 pages)

That was fast 😄 but I don’t have any more books under 200 pages planned for this month..."


congratulations

Congratulations on completing the challenge! Well-done!


message 39: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3429 comments Updated message 28: 1/3


message 40: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) I would like to participate with graphic novels! I have 7 sitting on my bookshelf, so I’ll aim to finish all 7 this month.


message 41: by Nicole (last edited Jul 05, 2018 03:42PM) (new)

Nicole Woods (nicole_woods65) | 934 comments I'm in for 4! [You can mark me down as Nicole W.]


message 42: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Updated to here.


message 43: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3429 comments Another update: 2/3 completed


message 45: by Amy (last edited Jul 16, 2018 06:28PM) (new)

Amy Ingalls | 2087 comments It's a little late, but I will try 3.

1. The Chocolate War-- done 5 stars
2. Relic of the Damned!
3. All Our Wild Wonder

Done! Challenge completed.


message 46: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Amy wrote: "It's a little late, but I will try 3.

1. The Chocolate War
2. TBD
3. TBD"


It's never too late! Welcome to the challenge :)


message 47: by Franci (new)

Franci (francina) | 122 comments 5 please :)


message 49: by Samantha (last edited Jul 09, 2018 07:28AM) (new)

Samantha J | 22 comments I'm in! Let's just go for two books this month though. Maybe I'll get in more than that!


message 50: by Greg (new)

Greg (lupercross) | 1797 comments Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft for the first book of the challenge.

1/4


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