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message 1: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
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This challenge was originally posted by Dawn (Kat N Hat) in October 2011.

A monthly challenge to help you reduce your "to be read" list.

Rules:
Any genre is fine.
No re-reads.
No page minimum.
Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
Please post a link to the book and the date you finished reading.
Please repost your entire challenge when finished to get your badge.

Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

TASKS:

1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).


message 2: by JoAnne (last edited Aug 27, 2018 03:56AM) (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
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Allison FINISHED

Aminko

Andrea FINISHED

Angie FINISHED

Anne FINISHED

Dlyn

Ferenc FINISHED

Frankie FINISHED

Hannah FINISHED

Jess

Joann FINISHED

Katherine

Maria

Sandra FINISHED

Shash FINISHED


message 3: by Ferenc (last edited Aug 13, 2018 01:07AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1420 comments Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018


Goal: 5/5

TASKS:
1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Violent Cases by Neil Gaiman - 8/1/2018

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
On the Edge by C.D. Reiss – 8/6/2018

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman - 8/4/2018

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 8/2/2018
For the Don't Get Fined! A Library Adventure challenge

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).
Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl by Matthew Reilly - 8/4/2018


Violent Cases by Neil Gaiman On the Edge (The Edge, #2) by C.D. Reiss Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1) by Harper Lee Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl by Matthew Reilly


message 4: by Sandra (last edited Aug 17, 2018 04:57PM) (new)

Sandra | 1009 comments I'm in!

1 1st 20 TBR - Found - Tara Crescent - 8 AUG
2 Series started - Body Games - Jessica Clare - 3 AUG
3 Bought not read - Playing the Playboy - Noelle Adams - 2 AUG
4 Difficult challenge - Love on a Spring Morning - Zoe York - 17 AUG
5 Free ebook - Irish Creme Killer - Summer Prescott - 15 AUG

Found (Assassin's Revenge #1) by Tara Crescent Body Games (Games, #5) by Jessica Clare Playing the Playboy (Heirs of Damon, #2) by Noelle Adams Love on a Spring Morning (Pine Harbour, #3) by Zoe York Irish Creme Killer (INNcredibly Sweet #1) by Summer Prescott


message 5: by Frankie (last edited Aug 10, 2018 01:24PM) (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1551 comments Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
5/5 Completed Finished!!!

TASKS:
1. First 20 in TBR: A Forever Family-Sandi Lynn 8/01
2. Series started: Hot as Puck-Lili Valente 8/09
3. Bought but have not read: Wrapped Up In You-Aden Lowe 8/05
4. Difficult challenge: Quit Your Pitchin'-Lani Lynn Vale 8/07
5. Free ebook: Connor's Gamble-Kathy Ivan 8/07
A Forever Family (Forever, #5) by Sandi Lynn Hot as Puck (Bad Motherpuckers, #1) by Lili Valente Wrapped Up In You (Unwanted Soldiers, #2) by Aden Lowe Quit Your Pitchin' (There's No Crying in Baseball, #2) by Lani Lynn Vale Connor's Gamble (New Orleans Connection Series Book 1) by Kathy Ivan


message 6: by Shash (last edited Aug 10, 2018 01:15PM) (new)

Shash | 1496 comments Clean It Out
August 2018

1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Saving Marilee by Annette K. Larsen (8/10/18)

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad (8/6/18)

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George (8/1/18)

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge.
Settling Up by Eryn Scott (8/8/18)

5. Read one free book from your e-reader.
Frontier Hearts by Angelica Rose (8/2/18)


message 7: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Ferenc, Sandra, Frankie and Shash!!


message 8: by Anne (last edited Aug 25, 2018 09:23AM) (new)

Anne | 728 comments COMPLETED
Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
5 of 5

TASKS:
1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
COMPLETED 8/11/2018

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
The Trespasser by Tana French
COMPLETED 08/25/2018
#6 in French's The Dublin Murder Squad series.

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
A Brisket, a Casket by Delia Rosen
COMPLETED 08/15/2018

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)
Zero Day by David Baldacci
COMPLETED 08/14/2018
West Virginia in the 50 states challenge.

5. If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year.
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnovitch
COMPLETED 08/04/2018


message 9: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Anne!


message 10: by Hannah (last edited Aug 11, 2018 07:27AM) (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 295 comments I'm in!

1 Oldest TBR Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer 8/6/18 Owned since 2015

2 Series started The Rookie's Assignment by Valerie Hansen 8/3/18 #2 Fitzgerald Bay

3 Bought but not read Bound by Duty by Valerie Hansen 8/10/18

4 Hard challenge Long Odds by Harold Bindloss 8/7/18 Extreme Obstacle challenge, over 400 page category in another.

5 Free ebook River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart 8/9/18 Review copy


message 11: by Andrea (last edited Aug 26, 2018 07:52PM) (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 689 comments I'm in. This will push me to read a lot early in August, as I have an editing job later in the month.

1. First 20 TBR - Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen by Julie Klassen 8/26/18
2. Series started - Beyond a Doubt (Rock Harbor #2) by Colleen Coble by Colleen Coble 8/8/18
3. Bought but not read - A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England, #2) by Roseanna M. White by Roseanna M. White 8/17/18
4. Difficult challenge - The Scent of Lilacs (The Heart of Hollyhill #1) by Ann H. Gabhart by Ann H. Gabhart 8/21/18
5. Free eBook - Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble by Colleen Coble 8/2/18


message 12: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Hannah and Andrea!


message 13: by Jess (last edited Aug 16, 2018 04:41AM) (new)

Jess Penhallow | 241 comments 1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - 12/08/18 - This book has been on my TBR for 4 years!

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey - 09/12/18

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).


message 14: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Jess!


message 15: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 689 comments JoAnne, is it okay to count a book I've already started but haven't reached the halfway point yet? I'll be reading over half of it in August.


message 16: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Andrea wrote: "JoAnne, is it okay to count a book I've already started but haven't reached the halfway point yet? I'll be reading over half of it in August."

Yes, as long as more than 1/2 is read in August. :)


message 17: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 689 comments Awesome. Thank you! I had to set aside Beyond a Doubt (Rock Harbor #2) by Colleen Coble a month or so ago, but I'll be getting back to it soon. I'm not to the halfway point yet.


message 18: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Andrea wrote: "Awesome. Thank you! I had to set aside Beyond a Doubt (Rock Harbor #2) by Colleen Coble a month or so ago, but I'll be getting back to it soon. I'm not to the halfway point yet."

I need to add this series to my TBR!


message 19: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 689 comments Yes, you do! The first book was awesome, so I got the next two books. I'll be getting more of the series as soon as I read these two, definitely.


message 20: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 16 comments I failed miserably at most every challenge in July but I am determined to master this one in August. Please sign me up! lol

Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

TASKS:


1. TBR 1st 20
Pride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #1) by Carrie Bebris

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
Big Boned (Heather Wells, #3) by Meg Cabot

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
The Sisters by Claire Douglas

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge.
The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. Beaton

5. Read one free book from your e-reader.
It All Started (Zournal, #1) by R.S. Merritt


message 21: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Dlyn!


message 22: by Allison (last edited Aug 26, 2018 02:56PM) (new)

Allison (allison302) | 301 comments Let's see if I can do 2 months in a row!

5/5

Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

TASKS:
1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Own Your Life: How to Grow a Legacy of Faith, Love, and Spiritual Influence by Sally Clarkson
Was #3 on my "My Books" list- read 8/26/2018
2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
The Crown by Kiera Cass- read 8/15/2018

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
Wedding Season by Darcy Cosper- read 8/8/2018

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall (author's initials WC or CW for the "Don't Get Fined" challenge)- read 8/18/18

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).
Always the Designer, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker- read 08/05/2018


message 23: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Allison!! You can do it!!


message 24: by Angie (new)

Angie | 282 comments August Clean It Out
1/8/18 – 31/8/18
0/5


1 – First 20 of oldest added.
2 – Book from on-going series
3 – Bought but not read
4 – Difficult challenge book
5 – Free book or on TBR for over a year.


message 25: by Maria (new)

Maria (milg) | 32 comments August Clean It Out
1/8/18 – 31/8/18
0/5

1 – First 20 of oldest added. - Why We Broke Up (Added January, 2015)
2 – Book from on-going series - Hollow City or The Throne of Fire or Perfect Scoundrels
3 – Bought but not read -
4 – Difficult challenge book - Salt: A World History or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (A microhistory for the popsugar challenge)
5 – Free book or on TBR for over a year. - How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use


message 26: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Angie and Maria!


message 27: by Katherine (last edited Aug 26, 2018 09:25PM) (new)

Katherine | 220 comments August Clean It Out

1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling 19/8/18 ★★★★★

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
Better Date than Never Boxed Set Books 1-6 (Better Date than Never, #1-6) by Susan Hatler 15/8/18 ★★★★★

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
Doctor Strange The Beginning by Steve Behling 8/8/18 ★★★

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 10/8/18 ★★★★

5. Read one free book from your e-reader.
Critical Failures II Fail Harder by Robert Bevan 25/8/18 ★★★★


message 28: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Katherine!


message 29: by Shash (new)

Shash | 1496 comments Finished! :)

Clean It Out
August 2018

1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Saving Marilee by Annette K. Larsen (8/10/18)

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad (8/6/18)

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George (8/1/18)

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge.
Settling Up by Eryn Scott (8/8/18)

5. Read one free book from your e-reader.
Frontier Hearts by Angelica Rose (8/2/18)


message 30: by Frankie (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1551 comments Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
5/5 Completed Finished!!!

TASKS:
1. First 20 in TBR: A Forever Family-Sandi Lynn 8/01
2. Series started: Hot as Puck-Lili Valente 8/09
3. Bought but have not read: Wrapped Up In You-Aden Lowe 8/05
4. Difficult challenge: Quit Your Pitchin'-Lani Lynn Vale 8/07
5. Free ebook: Connor's Gamble-Kathy Ivan 8/07
A Forever Family (Forever, #5) by Sandi Lynn Hot as Puck (Bad Motherpuckers, #1) by Lili Valente Wrapped Up In You (Unwanted Soldiers, #2) by Aden Lowe Quit Your Pitchin' (There's No Crying in Baseball, #2) by Lani Lynn Vale Connor's Gamble (New Orleans Connection Series Book 1) by Kathy Ivan


message 31: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
WOOHOO Shash and Frankie!


message 32: by Aminko (last edited Aug 16, 2018 03:26AM) (new)

Aminko | 114 comments Clean It Out Challenge
Duration: August 1 to 30, 2018

Progress: 2/5


1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest). Read one book from the first 20 books.
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley

✔️ Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
The Last Victim (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #1) by Karen Robards (11/8/2018)

✔️ Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X still)
Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman by Katy Upperman (11/8/2018)

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).
Kai (Dark Assassins, #1) by Valerie Ullmer


message 33: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Aminko!


message 34: by Joann (last edited Aug 17, 2018 08:06AM) (new)

Joann | 1244 comments just realized I forgot to sign up this month:

First 20 The Silver Witch - Paula Brackston - 8/17/18
Series Death of a Dentist - MC Beaton - 8/6/18
Own River of Destiny - Barbara Erskine - 8/11/18
Difficult challenge Spider on Cover - Itsy Bitsy Spider - Willow Rose - 8/13/18
Ebook own The Lake House Secret- Debra Burroughs - 8/12/18


message 35: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 295 comments I'm done!

1 Oldest TBR Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer 8/6/18 Owned since 2015

2 Series started The Rookie's Assignment by Valerie Hansen 8/3/18 #2 Fitzgerald Bay

3 Bought but not read Bound by Duty by Valerie Hansen 8/10/18

4 Hard challenge Long Odds by Harold Bindloss 8/7/18 Extreme Obstacle challenge, over 400 page category in another.

5 Free ebook River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart 8/9/18 Review copy


message 36: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 689 comments Great job, everyone!


message 37: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
Welcome Joann! I forgot to sign up for a challenge too this month!

WOOHOO Hannah!


message 38: by Ferenc (last edited Aug 13, 2018 01:08AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1420 comments FINISHED!

Goal: 5/5

TASKS:
1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Violent Cases by Neil Gaiman - 8/1/2018

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
On the Edge by C.D. Reiss – 8/6/2018
The Edge Series #2

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman - 8/4/2018

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 8/2/2018
For the Don't Get Fined! A Library Adventure challenge

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).
Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl by Matthew Reilly - 8/4/2018


Violent Cases by Neil Gaiman On the Edge (The Edge, #2) by C.D. Reiss Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1) by Harper Lee Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl by Matthew Reilly


message 39: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
WOOHOO Ferenc!


message 40: by Aminko (new)

Aminko | 114 comments JoAnne wrote: "Welcome Aminko!"

Thank you!


message 41: by Angie (new)

Angie | 282 comments August Clean It Out
1/8/18 – 31/8/18
5/5


1 – A Time For Home – Alexis Morgan - 14/8/18
2 – Scarlet – Marissa Meyer - 7/8/18
3 – Paper Princess – Erin Watt - 5/8/18
4 – Broken Prince – Erin Watt - 5/8/18
5 – Sea of Shadows – Kelley Armstrong - 10/8/18


message 42: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
WOOHOO Angie!!


message 43: by Joann (new)

Joann | 1244 comments finished!

First 20 The Silver Witch - Paula Brackston - 8/17/18
Series Death of a Dentist - MC Beaton - 8/6/18
Own River of Destiny - Barbara Erskine - 8/11/18
Difficult challenge Spider on Cover - Itsy Bitsy Spider - Willow Rose - 8/13/18
Ebook own The Lake House Secret- Debra Burroughs - 8/12/18


message 44: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
WOOHOO Joann!


message 45: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 1009 comments FINISHED!

1 1st 20 TBR - Found - Tara Crescent - 8 AUG
2 Series started - Body Games - Jessica Clare - 3 AUG
3 Bought not read - Playing the Playboy - Noelle Adams - 2 AUG
4 Difficult challenge - Love on a Spring Morning - Zoe York - 17 AUG
5 Free ebook - Irish Creme Killer - Summer Prescott - 15 AUG

Found (Assassin's Revenge #1) by Tara Crescent Body Games (Games, #5) by Jessica Clare Playing the Playboy (Heirs of Damon, #2) by Noelle Adams Love on a Spring Morning (Pine Harbour, #3) by Zoe York Irish Creme Killer (INNcredibly Sweet #1) by Summer Prescott


message 46: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
WOOHOO Sandra!


message 47: by Anne (new)

Anne | 728 comments COMPLETED
Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
5 of 5

TASKS:
1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
COMPLETED 8/11/2018

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
The Trespasser by Tana French
COMPLETED 08/25/2018
#6 in French's The Dublin Murder Squad series.

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
A Brisket, a Casket by Delia Rosen
COMPLETED 08/15/2018

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)
Zero Day by David Baldacci
COMPLETED 08/14/2018
West Virginia in the 50 states challenge.

5. If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year.
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnovitch
COMPLETED 08/04/2018


message 48: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
WOOHOO Anne!


message 49: by Allison (new)

Allison (allison302) | 301 comments Finished!

5/5

Clean It Out
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

TASKS:
1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest) OR from the pile you have at home. Read one book from the first 20 books.
Own Your Life: How to Grow a Legacy of Faith, Love, and Spiritual Influence by Sally Clarkson
Was #3 on my "My Books" list- read 8/26/2018
2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished.
The Crown by Kiera Cass- read 8/15/2018

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.
Wedding Season by Darcy Cosper- read 8/8/2018

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X)
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall (author's initials WC or CW for the "Don't Get Fined" challenge)- read 8/18/18

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).
Always the Designer, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker- read 08/05/2018


message 50: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 37658 comments Mod
WOOHOO Allison!


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