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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85652 comments Mod
The 'Read-Whatever-You-Want' Challenge

This will be a team reading challenge which will run from September 1st 2018 to September 30th 2018. Results will be announced on October 1st 2018.

To complete this challenge, participants will be split into teams. Each team will read books of their own choice (which fit the challenge guidelines), and points will be awarded based on the length of the book, and whether you have buddy-read your book.
You may also choose to take part in this challenge as a solo participant ☺

Link to team threads - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85652 comments Mod

How it works:

The idea of this challenge is to sit-back, relax, and read whatever you want ☺

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85652 comments Mod


* Books must be read between the 1st of September and the 30th of September inclusive. Books started before September may be used, but you will only earn points for pages read in September.

* Books must be over 50 pages long, without illustrations. (150 pages minimum for middle-grade books, 150 pages minimum for poetry or books written in verse, 150 pages minimum for manga/graphic novels, 150 pages minimum for plays.)

* As per our normal rules, manga, graphic novels, plays, poetry, and books written in verse will only score 1/3 of the normal points due to reduced word count. So 300 pages = 1 point.

* If your poetry book or graphic novel does not meet the minimum page count, we will allow you to add together the page counts of 2 or more books to make it to the minimum page count. Books must be posted at the same time though.

* If you are reading novellas which do not meet the minimum page count, we will allow you to add together the page counts of 2 or more books to make it to the minimum page count. Books must be posted at the same time though.

* You are welcome to read physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks for this challenge, and you are also welcome to read in any language as long as you provide us with an English translation of your review/updates either as part of your review, on your team's review thread, or by personal message to either Abbie or myself.

* If for any reason you are unable to publish your review on Goodreads, it can also be sent to either myself or Abbie via personal message. Please let us know that you will be doing this before you do it though, and please continue to post on your team's review thread as normal, and stating 'review sent to Sarah/Abbie by personal message' after 'Review:'.

* Re-reads are allowed as long as it has been at least a year since you last read the book, and you write a new review or updates.

*A review or 4 detailed updates will be required for each book read.

*Buddy reads must have a minimum of 4 comments to count, and comments must be detailed, and about the book.

* Buddy reads must take place within this group (YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥) to gain the extra points.

* There are no set books which need to be read, books can be chosen by the reader. Please check with us before reading if you are unsure whether your book counts or not.

* Higher page count editions may be used when claiming points for pages, but page counts for iphone/ibook editions will not be accepted, and neither will page counts for audiobook editions (you are still welcome to read in these formats, but must use a different page count). We also request that you leave us a link to the edition with the page count that you are using, if the book has multiple editions with different page counts.

* Please do not go back and alter posts once they have been counted, if you need to make a change, please make a new post on your team's review thread, with a link to your original post, and then explain the change, for example; a higher page count edition has been found, or a buddy read needs to be added, and please include links.

* We will be tracking the number of books that people are reading, to see whether they are reading the minimum number of books required for the level of team that they are on. If over a period of several months you are consistently reading less than the required number of books, we will ask you to move to a lower level of team, or go solo. This is because it is unfair to other team members if you continue to sign up for a medium team, yet are only reading 2 books a month.

* Our regular challenge rules can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85652 comments Mod


* Points will be awarded based on pages read:
*50-99 pages = 0.5 points
*100 - 199 pages = 1 point
*200 - 299 pages = 2 points
*300 - 399 pages = 3 points
*400 - 499 pages = 4 points
*500 - 599 pages = 5 points
*600+ pages = 6 points
(maximum of 6 points per book)

* Buddy reads DOUBLE your points score for pages, so a 300 page book + buddy read = 6 points. 600 page book + buddy read = 12 points. (Bonus points for buddy reads will only be given if the buddy read has taken place in our group.)

* Points will be awarded as buddy read points + page points. So The Host at 620 pages would be worth 6 points for the pages, 6 points for a buddy read. Giving you a total of 12 points.

* Books do not have to be buddy read, buddy reading just earns you more points. So The Host at 620 pages, without a buddy read, would be worth 6 points.

*Mods will keep track of each teams points, using the following system -

Team Name:




Please note - we will be tracking how many books you have read, but you will not receive points for this column. This is to allow us to see whether you are reading the minimum number of books required for the level of team that you have requested to be on. You will receive a '1' for every book over 100 pages long, or for every 300 pages of graphic novels, poetry etc, that you have read.

This challenge will be a team challenge. When signing up please let us know if you want to join a 'Serious' team (reading 12 books or more each), a 'Medium' team (reading 8-12 books each) or a 'Just for fun' team (reading any number of books each).

***Please only sign up for 'Serious' or 'Medium' if you are able to read the minimum number of books for that level of team, so 3 books a week for Serious, and 2 books a week for Medium.***

You may also sign up as a solo participant, and will compete against your other solo competitors, as well as those people in teams. An individual leaderboard will be published at the end of the challenge.

Teams should be posted by August 24th at the latest. If you wish to join a 'Serious' or 'Medium' team, please sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You may join as a solo player, or join a fun team at any time.

Thank you! ☺

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Megan (celtic_girl) | 5112 comments I'm in for serious. :)

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✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments Serious please :)

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Sharon Mariampillai | 9958 comments Serious please!

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roselovestoread (rosemariekoh) for fun please!

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Karen Barber | 11317 comments Sign me up for serious please. This is a good one for clearing the ARC pile!

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Ritika Mendiratta | 616 comments Medium please! :)

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Becky  | 527 comments Fun for me please

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Kira Lowery | 1 comments Fun please🙋🏻‍♀️

Ta || bookishbluehead (bookishbluehead) | 1616 comments Just for fun for me :)

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Toni (tonima14) | 49 comments Just for fun

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Riddhi Mazumder (goodreadscomriddhi_desiderium) | 670 comments Just for fun please.
Ahhh. I am going to enjoy this one.

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Mara (mara97) | 468 comments Just for fun, please.

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Vivi | 1359 comments Sign me up for a Fun Team, please.

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YAY you really weren't joking when you said this wasn't restrictive XD

Serious please, on a team with Book and Sierra is possible!

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Lara (Bookish_turtle) | 833 comments Serious please! This sounds like a great challenge, I love the freedom!!

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Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7339 comments Medium, please!

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Defy_the_books | 2 comments I would like to join just for fun♥️

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Lenni Jones | 483 comments I’d like to join for serious, please.

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Lane (crookshanksandcoffee) | 1286 comments Serious please!

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Ashley (itsmedaisy) | 1426 comments Medium please!

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Charis | 8 comments Medium please!

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Tayane Cristie (taycristie) | 2886 comments This time I'm in just for fun

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Heather | 10198 comments Medium!

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Carolyn Elaine | 2257 comments Just for fun. This month I'll have lots of races and not much time to read.

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Kanitta Conard Medium please

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Slytherpuff Serious

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Klancy | 1339 comments I’m signing up for just for fun :)

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Gabrielle (gabrielles_booktopia) Serious! ☺️☺️

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Daeja Gray | 1 comments Just for fun please (:

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Sierra Lynn | 1734 comments Serious team please

On a team with book and maddison, please :D

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Kelli (kk00) | 712 comments For fun please! :)

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Courtney | 11474 comments Medium.

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