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message 1: by Nicole (last edited Jul 16, 2018 10:40AM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) These three lists are part of my "bucket list" of books to read before I die, and completion will likely take longer than the rest of the year. I will post other challenges in the comments.

For a full list of all the books in these challenges, you can click HERE.

► PBS GREAT AMERICAN READ (16/100)
*if series, I'm reading the first book

read prior to 2018
1. Charlotte's Web
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe*
3. The Giver
4. Gone Girl
5. The Great Gatsby
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone*
7. Hatchet
8. The Hunger Games*
9. The Lovely Bones
10. The Notebook
11. The Outsiders
12. Twilight*
13. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

read in 2018
14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
15. The Handmaid's Tale
16. To Kill a Mockingbird

► PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS FOR NOVEL/FICTION CATEGORY (1/91)

read in 2018
1. To Kill a Mockingbird

► BOOKS MENTIONED IN GILMORE GIRLS (16/339)

read prior to 2018
1. Tuesdays with Morrie
2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4. The Great Gatsby
5. The Outsiders
6. Flowers for Algernon
7. The Time Traveler's Wife
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
9. The Lovely Bones
10. Charlotte's Web

read in 2018
11. The Bell Jar (2nd read through)
12. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
13. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
14. The Little Match Girl
15. A Streetcar Named Desire
16. To Kill a Mockingbird


message 3: by Nicole (last edited Jul 16, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) 2018 A-Z CHALLENGE (17/26)
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Read a book for each letter of the alphabet. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "the", "or", and "of").

A - Alias, Vol. 1
B - Big Little Lies
C - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
D - Dark Matter
E - Elektra, Volume 1: Bloodlines
F - The Sun and Her Flowers
G - The Good Samaritan
H - The Handmaid's Tale
I
J - The Bell Jar
K - To Kill a Mockingbird
L
M - Captain Marvel (2014-2015) #1
N
O
P - Pines
Q
R - Thirteen Reasons Why
S - Scarlet, Book 1
T - The Last Town
U - A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
V
W - Wayward
X
Y
Z


message 4: by Nicole (last edited Jul 18, 2018 06:23AM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) LIGHT SPELL OUT CHALLENGE (5/5)
Duration: July 1 - July 31, 2018

We just passed summer solstice and the days are full of light. Let's bring back an oldie but a goldie and spell it out! For this challenge choose a word that relates to light and spell out that word with books. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "an", "the", or "of") or the initials of its authors.

✅ S - A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
✅ P - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
✅ A - The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent
✅ R - The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
✅ K - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


message 5: by Nicole (last edited Jul 13, 2018 06:16AM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) A BIT OF LIGHT READING (7/7)
Duration: July 1 - July 31, 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.

*Participating with graphic novels*

Elektra, Volume 1 Bloodlines by W. Haden Blackman Captain Marvel (2014-2015) #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick Captain Marvel, Volume 2 Stay Fly by Kelly Sue DeConnick Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1) by Brian K. Vaughan The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman The Walking Dead, Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman The Walking Dead, Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman


message 6: by Nicole (last edited Jul 16, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) 2018 AN AUTHOR'S WORKS CHALLENGE (4/10)
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018

Do you have authors you like but haven't had the chance to explore his or her writing to the extent you would like? Here's your chance! For this challenge, pick an author (or two or three) that you really enjoy reading. Look him or her up on Goodreads, and pick at least 5 unique works he or she has written.

*participating with 10 works from 2 authors*

► Jane Austen (0/5)

► Blake Crouch (4/5)
1. Pines
2. Wayward
3. The Last Town
4. Dark Matter


message 7: by Nicole (last edited Jul 16, 2018 07:51AM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) 2018 POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE (13/50)
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2018

✅ 1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen (Thirteen Reasons Why)
2. True crime
✅ 3. The next book in a series you started (Wayward)
4. A book involving a heist
5. Nordic noir
✅ 6. A novel based on a real person (Crank)
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
8. A book with a time of day in the title
✅ 9. A book about a villain or antihero (Scarlet, Book 1)
✅ 10. A book about death or grief (The Good Samaritan)
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
✅ 13. A book that is also a stage play or musical (A Streetcar Named Desire)
✅ 14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you (The Sun and Her Flowers)
15. A book about feminism
✅ 16. A book about mental health (The Bell Jar)
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
18. A book by two authors
19. A book about or involving a sport
✅ 20. A book by a local author (To Kill a Mockingbird)
21. A book with your favorite color in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel
24. A book with a weather element in the title
25. A book set at sea
26. A book with an animal in the title
✅ 27. A book set on a different planet (Captain Marvel (2014-2015) #1)
28. A book with song lyrics in the titles
29. A book about or set in Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
34. A book that’s published in 2018
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
36. A book set in the decade you were born
✅ 37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
38. A book with an ugly cover
✅ 39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library (The Bad Beginning)
✅ 40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges (Dark Matter)

Advanced
41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
42. A cyberpunk book
43. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
44. A book tied to your ancestry
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
46. An allegory
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
48. A microhistory
49. A book about a problem facing society today
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge


message 8: by Satin (new)

Satin (satin_ss) | 352 comments You have a very good reading selection😀


message 9: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) Satin wrote: "You have a very good reading selection😀"

Thanks so much!


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