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message 1: by Mary Anne (last edited Sep 07, 2018 04:49PM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 147 comments Looking forward to tracking challenges here! My goal is 52 books for the year.

My other challenges include:
Popsugar
Around the Year in 52 Books
Modern Ms. Darcy

In this group - ones I'm planning:
50 books per year
Summer Bingo
Chunkster
Featherweight
Alphabet Soup
Anti-Alphabet
New Releases
Decades Challenge


message 2: by Mary Anne (last edited Dec 31, 2018 04:30PM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 147 comments As of December 31, I'm at 74 books.

January
1. Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright - 1/4/2018
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 1/7/2018
3. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout - 1/12/2018
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- 1/21/2018
5. To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon - 1/28/2018

February
6. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson - 2/1/2018 (audio)
7. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown - 2/5/2018 (audio)
8. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 2/10/2018
9. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 2/17/2018 (audio)
10. The Son by Philip Meyer - 2/25/2018

March
11. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - 3/5/2018
12. Beartown by Fredrik Bachman - 3/11/2018
13. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson - 3/13/2018 (audio)
14. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan - 3/19/2018
15. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - 3/20/18 (audio)
16. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - 3/30/2018

April
17. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - 4/6/2018 (audio)
18. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge - 4/18/2018
19. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - 4/19/2018
20. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin - 4/21/2018

May
21. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy - 5/2/2018
22. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly - 5/8/2018
23. Forrest Gump by Winston Groom - 5/13/2018
24. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - 5/15/2018 (audio)
25. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - 5/22/2018
26. We were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter - 5/31/2018

June
27. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - 6/1/2018 (audio)
28. Somebody is Going to Die if Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays - 6/7/2018
29. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - 6/10/2018
30. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - 6/17/2018 (audio)
31. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 6/26/2018
32. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer - 6/27/2018 (audio)

July
33. The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile - 7/5/2018
34. Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot - 7/9/2018
35. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - 7/22/2018
36. The House by the River by Lena Manta - 7/28/2018
37. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn - 7/29/2018

August
38. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham - 8/1/2018
39. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance - 8/4/2018
40. The Other Woman by Daniel Silva - 8/5/2018
41. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Zeale Hurston - 8/18/2018 (audio)
42. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer - 8/25/2018
43. Middlemarch by George Eliot - 8/30/2018

September
44. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood - 9/3/2018
45. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 9/7/2018
46. Vox by Christina Dalcher 9/8/2018
47. Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout 9/16/2018 (audio)
48. I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel 9/9/2018
49. Trinity Knot by DonnaLee Overly 9/12/2018
50. The Last Ballad by Wiley Chase 9/18/2018
51. The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews 9/25/2018
52. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 9/23/2018 (audio)
53. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 9/29/2018

October
54. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor 10/1/2018
55. The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick 10/5/2018
56. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx 10/13/2018
57. The Queen: Aretha Franklin by Mikal Gilmore 10/14/2018 (audio)
58. American Assassin by Vince Flynn 10/17/2018
59. The Ensemble by Aja Gabel 10/24/2018

November
60. Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie 11/4/2018
61. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 11/15/2018
62. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 11/20/2018 (audio)
63. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 11/23/2018
64. The Product Marketing Manager: Responsibilities and Best Practices in a Technology Company 11/24/2018

December
65. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 12/2/2018
66. Cuckoo's Calling by Robert K. Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) 12/13/2018
67. The Martian 12/16/2018
68. Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu 12/21/2018
69. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 12/23/2018
70. Girl Get it Right! by Gayle Guest-Brown 12/25/2018
71. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan 12/27/2018
72. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 12/29/2018
73. Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo 12/30/2018
74. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 12/31/2018


message 3: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 4047 comments Mod
Great work so far, Mary Anne!


message 4: by Mary Anne (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 147 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Great work so far, Mary Anne!"

Thanks - looking forward to joining some of the maxi, mini and year-long challenges! :-)


message 5: by Mary Anne (last edited Jan 01, 2019 08:46AM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 147 comments 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge

Updated on 1/1/2019
Completed on 12/30/2018
50/50 total prompts
40/40 main prompts complete
10/10 advanced prompts complete

74 books read
√ = complete

√ 1. A book made into a movie you've already seen Forrest Gump 5/13/18
√ 2. True Crime In Cold Blood 5/22/18
√ 3. The next book in a series you started To Be Where You Are 1/28/18
√ 4. A book involving a heist The Book Thief 1/21/18
√ 5. Nordic noir Blood on Snow 12/30/18
√ 6. A novel based on a real person We Were the Lucky Ones 5/31/18
√ 7. A book set in a country that fascinates you Ethiopia Cutting for Stone 6/17/18
√ 8. A book with a time of day in the title Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore 3/19/18
√ 9. A book about a villain or antihero Gone Girl 1/7/18
√ 10. A book about death or grief Lincoln in the Bardo 3/20/18
√ 11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym The Cuckoo's Calling 12/12/18
√ 12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist The Perks of Being a Wallflower 6/10/18
√ 13. A book that is also a stage play or musical The Phantom of the Opera 7/22/18
√ 14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you Everything I Never Told You 4/19/18
√ 15. A book about feminism The Female Persuasion 8/25/18
√ 16. A book about mental health The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life 3/13/18
√ 17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift The Rooster Bar 8/1/18
√ 18. A book by two authors Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding 6/7/18
√ 19. A book about or involving a sport The Trinity Knot (tennis) 9/12/18
√ 20. A book by a local author The Son 2/25/18
√ 21. A book with your favorite color in the title Lilac Girls 5/8/18
√ 22. A book with alliteration in the title The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 2/5/18
√ 23. A book about time travel A Wrinkle in Time 3/30/18
√ 24. A book with a weather element in the title Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 10/1/18
√ 25. A book set at sea The Shipping News 10/13/18
√ 26. A book with an animal in the title Beartown 3/11/18
√ 27. A book set on a different planet The Martian 12/16/18
√ 28. A book with song lyrics in the title Their Eyes Were Watching God 8/18/18
√ 29. A book about or set on Halloween Hallowe'en Party 11/4/18
√ 30. A book with characters who are twins Big Little Lies 6/1/18
√ 31. A book mentioned in another book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business 5/15/18
√ 32. A book from a celebrity book club The Alice Network 4/6/18
√ 33. A childhood classic you've never read The Secret Garden 12/29/18
√ 34. A book that's published in 2018 The Immortalists 4/21/18
√ 35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner All the Light We Cannot See 2/10/18
√ 36. A book set in the decade you were born The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 11/15/2018
√ 37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn't get to Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box 1/4/18
√ 38. A book with an ugly cover Americanah 6/26/18
√ 39. A book that involves a bookstore or library I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life 9/9/18
√ 40. Your favorite prompt from the 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges "A book set in a hotel" A Gentleman in Moscow 3/5/18

2018 Popsugar Advanced Reading Challenge

√ 1. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school Song of Solomon
√ 2. A cyberpunk book The Minority Report 10/5/18
√ 3. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place The High Tide Club 9/25/18
√ 4. A book tied to your ancestry Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis 8/4/18
√ 5. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters 7/29/18
√ 6. An allegory The Alchemist 2/17/18
√ 7. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you Middlemarch 8/30/18
√ 8. A microhistory A Short History of Nearly Everything 2/1/18
√ 9. A book about a problem facing society today Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race 4/18/18
√ 10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge My Name Is Lucy Barton 1/12/18


message 6: by Mary Anne (last edited Oct 13, 2018 10:22AM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 147 comments Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge

Last update: 10/13/2018 COMPLETE!
52 prompts complete/56 books read
√ = complete

√ 1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
√ 2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list The Blind Assassin
√ 3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards We Were the Lucky Ones
√ 4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...) for setting The Son
√ 5. A book about or inspired by real events Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box
√ 6. A book originally written in a language other than English Beartown
√ 7. A gothic novel The Phantom of the Opera
√ 8. An "own voices" book* Purple Hibiscus
√9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) A Wrinkle in Time
√ 10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published) Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan
√ 11. A literary fiction The Perks of Being a Wallflower
√ 12. A book set in Africa or South America (Egypt) The Alchemist
√ 13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) The Alice Network
√ 14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
√ 15. A book with an unique format/writing structure Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
√ 16. A narrative nonfiction Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II
√ 17. A book you expect to make you laugh Forrest Gump
√ 18. A book with a location in the title A Gentleman in Moscow
√ 19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors) In Cold Blood
√ 20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends The Book Thief
√ 21. A book written in first person perspective Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
√ 22. A book you have high expectations or hope for The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
√ 23. A medical or legal thriller The Rooster Bar
√ 24. A book with a map To Be Where You Are
√ 25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view Gone Girl
√ 26. A book with a text only cover Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
√ 27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) Lilac Girls
√ 28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water Into the Water
√ 29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench) The Shipping News (rope)
√ 30. A short book Heart Berries: A Memoir
√ 31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to (Israel) The Other Woman
√ 32. An alternate history book Vox
√ 33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you - "miscommunication" in 1959 Everything I Never Told You
√ 34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call Big Little Lies
√ 35. A book featuring a murder The High Tide Club
√ 36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before The Female Persuasion
√ 37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee My Name Is Lucy Barton
√ 38. A science book or a science fiction book The Minority Report
√ 39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
√ 40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link) Cutting for Stone also The Book Thief
√ 41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
√ 42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
√ 43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence Their Eyes Were Watching God
√ 44. A ghost story Lincoln in the Bardo
√ 45. A book that intimidates/ scares you Middlemarch
√ 46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
√ 47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own Americanah
√ 48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) The Trinity Knot
√ 49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link) from May 2014 All the Light We Cannot See
√ 50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) The House by the River
√ 51. An award-winning short story or short story collection Anything Is Possible
√ 52. A book published in 2018 The Immortalists


message 7: by Mary Anne (last edited Sep 29, 2018 11:39AM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 147 comments Modern Ms. Darcy - DONE!

As of 9/18/18
12 prompts / 12 complete

a classic you’ve been meaning to read - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 3/30/2018
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
a book recommended by someone with great taste - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (recommended by my husband) 1/7/2018
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
a book in translation - Beartown by Fredrik Bachman 3/11/2018
Beartown (Beartown, #1) by Fredrik Backman
a book nominated for an award in 2018: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash (nominated for Southern Book Prize) 9/18/2018
The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash
a book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel 9/9/2018
I'd Rather Be Reading The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel
a book that’s more than 500 pages - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 1/21/2018
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
a book you can read in a day - My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 1/12/2018
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
a book by a favorite author - The Rooster Bar by John Grisham 8/1/2018
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
a book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller - To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon 1/28/2018
To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14) by Jan Karon
a banned book - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 5/22/2018
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
a memoir, biography, or book of creative nonfiction - Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright 1/4/2018
Read My Pins Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine K. Albright
a book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - 4/19/2018
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


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