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Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments THE NONFICTION GROWTH CHALLENGE Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

This year we have several challenges that will give you the opportunity to read nonfiction books, so instead of just doing our general nonfiction challenge, this year we would like to offer you something different.
Based on the The Invisible Mentor Challenge, we have created a challenge that hopefully will lead you to some personal growth.

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.

Choose to only read 1 category or all 20...either way you will benefit from the experience.

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Apr 07, 2019 04:42AM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments How to Participate

1. Post here telling the Challenge Leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active. You must choose a goal for the challenge.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.
---Please be sure to post the number of books, you have completed every time you post an update. The Challenge Leader is not able to keep track for you because of the number of participants in the challenge.

3. Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the Challenge Leader knows to go look at your original post. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

Example:
message 32 updated! 2/20 books read!


For more information about how challenges work, check out this thread or ask your challenge leader.

PS. Please do not delete posts! It makes updating very confusing for the Moderators! If you decide to leave the challenge, please just let us know. You can edit your original post to say {redacted}. Thank you!

Participants

Abin - 0 /12
Aimee - 0 /20
Akshey - 0 /20
Anbarasi - 0 /20
AnnaG - 14 /20
Berit - 2 /10
Betsy - 3 /20
Blagica - 0 /5
BRINDA - 1 /10
Carmen - 0 /16
Carolanne Saunders Lawrence - 0 /20
Carri - 0 /10
Cassie - 0 /5
Chafic - 0 /20
Clare - 1 /5
Cynthia - 0 /2
David - 1 /6
Den - 0 /5
Emily - 0 /20
Gaijnmama - 3 /10
Gail - 4 /8
Grace - 1 /10
Griselda - 0 /20
Jenn - 2 /10
Jessica (m. 10) - 0 /20
Jessica (m. 19) - 7 /7
Jill - 0 /20
Jordynn - 0 /6
Joy D - 8 /9
Kadijah Michelle - 0 /10
Kara - 0 /12
Katherine - 0 /20
Kristin - 0 /5
Kylie - 0 /5
Lindsay - 5 /6
Lisa (Liken Books) - 0 /5
Lisa (m. 29) - 0 /5
Lisa (m. 71) - 7 /20
Lisa Welch - 0 /8
Lois - 0 /10
Lusia - 2 /20
Maaike - 3 /5
Maria - 0 /10
Martha - r /20
Maya - 0 /20
Meaghan - 0 /10
Michele - 0 /12
Natalie - 0 /10
oshizu - 5 /8
Ozcose - 0 /20
Rachel - 0 /6
Regina - 0 /5
Renee - 2 /8
Richard - 10 /20
Rina - 5 /10
Rosemary - 0 /8
SANDYE - 2 /5
Sarah - 0 /20
SarahKat - 7 /10
Shatina - 0 /10
Tee - 0 /5
Terrie - 0 /10
Ula - 0 /5
Vianvamp - 0 /15
Wolf (Alpha) - 0 /20
ZaraS - 0 /20

as of message 108 on April 7


message 3: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 2365 comments Please add me. I'm going to attempt all 20!


message 4: by oshizu (last edited Dec 30, 2019 09:14PM) (new)

oshizu | 5710 comments NONFICTION GROWTH CHALLENGE

Hello, fellow challengers!
Please note that I've taken over the leading of this challenge as of 3 June 2019. As a result, this post contains the most updated record of your challenge activities.

(New) Participants List

Ash (GeekAFlame): 4/20
BRINDA: 1/10
Brittany: 3/8
Cassie: 4/5
Chafic: 6/20
Clare: 4/5
David: 3/6
Diane L.: 11/15
Gaijnmama: 4/10
Grace: 1/10
Jana: 3/10*
Jenn: 3/10
Lisa (m. 71): 15/20
Luisa: 2/20
Lynn: 4/5
Rachel: 1/6
Regina: 0/5
Renee: 2/8
Richard: 10/20
SANDYE: 2/5
Shatina: 0/5
Stormie: 0/10
Suzanne: 7/20
Ula: 2/5
Vianvamp: 4/15
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Abin: 0/12
Aimee: 0/20
Akshey: 0/20
Anbarasi: 0/20
Awais: 0/7
Blagica: 0/5
Carolanne Saunders Lawrence: 0/20
Carri: 0/10
Cynthia: 0/2
Den: 0/5
Emily: 0/20
Griselda: 0/20
Jessica (m. 10): 0/20
Jill: 0/20
Jordynn: 0/6
Kadijah Michelle: 0/10
Katherine: 0/20
Kylie: 0/5
Lisa (Liken Books): 0/5
Lisa (m. 29): 0/5
Lisa Welch: 0/8
Lois: 0/10
Maria: 0/10
Maya: 0/20
Meaghan: 0/10
Michele: 0/12
Natalie: 0/10
Ozcose: 0/20
Rosemary: 0/8
Tee: 0/5
Terrie: 0/10
Wolf (Alpha): 0/20
ZaraS: 0/20

Completed
🌹Jessica (m. 19): 7/7
🌹Joy D: 10/10
🌹Lindsay: 11/6
🌹Maaike: 5/5
🌹Kara: 13/12
🌹oshizu: 9/8
🌹Gail: 8/8
🌹AnnaG: 20/20
🌹Rina: 11/10
🌹Berit: 10/10
🌹SarahKat: 10/10
🌹Kristin: 6/5
🌹Sarah: 11/11
🌹Carmen: 12/12
🌹Betsy: 20/20

Stats
30 Jun: Books read/pledged: 146/826 (19.9%); Challenges done/begun: 5/71 (7.0%)
31 Jul: Books read/pledged: 178/849 (21%); Challenges done/begun: 6/72 (8.3%)
31 Aug: Books read pledged: 203/854 (28.8%); Challenges done/begun: 8/73 (11%)
30 Sep: Books read/pledged: 217/854 (25.4%); Challenges done/begun: 10/73 (13.7%)
31 Oct: Books read/pledged: 227/854 (26.6%); Challenges done/begun: 11/73 (15%)
30 Nov: Books read/pledge: 224/842 (29%); Challenges done/begun: 12/73 (16.4%)
31 Dec: Books read/pledge: 256/842 (30.4%); Challenges done/begun: 15/73 (20.6%)

(Updated on 21 Dec through msg 211)


message 5: by Martha (last edited Dec 19, 2018 11:01AM) (new)

Martha (marthag503) | 244 comments I'd like to start with a goal of 10 books from this challenge:

Redacted

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 6: by Joy D (last edited Apr 25, 2019 09:15PM) (new)

Joy D | 954 comments I am in for 10 (updated from 5 to 10):

10/10: completed items are checked (✅) and bolded below:
Challenge Completed 4/25/19

7. Read a book about how to learn.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster - completed 2/17/19 - 4 stars

✅10. Read a book about psychology.
The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain by James Fallon - completed 4/25/19 - 4 stars - My Review


11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own
And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life by Jane Christmas - completed 4/5/19 - 4 stars (about nuns in the Anglican religion)


13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
Discover Oil Painting: Easy Landscape Painting Techniques by Julie Gilbert Pollard - completed 1/31/19 - 4 stars

✅15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
Educated by Tara Westover - completed 4/13/19 - 4 stars


16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
1. Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides - completed 1/15/19 - 5 stars

17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt - completed 1/2/19 - 4 stars


✅18. Read a book about science or technology.
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck by Gary Kinder - completed 4/3/19 - 4 stars


19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request by Mitch Albom - completed 2/1/19 - 3 stars


20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester - completed 3/9/19 - 3 stars



message 7: by Natalie (last edited Nov 25, 2018 05:17PM) (new)

Natalie (esaria) | 267 comments Ooh, I'm in! 10 for me to start with please c:

Prompts:
1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.

Probably more likely to keep my post here updated, but will hopefully remember to post updates here as well! 8'D


message 8: by David (last edited Sep 23, 2019 04:55AM) (new)

David | 45 comments I will try for 6

3/6
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels Completed

6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion
10. Read a book about psychology.
Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche Completed

11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Completed

16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake


message 9: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 47 comments I'm in for all 20.
1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 11: by TEE (new)

TEE | 86 comments I had recently decided to try more nonfiction this year. Please count me in for 5 to start. Will update which 5 categories when selecting books.

0/5


message 12: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments I will sign up for 10 to start, but I am hoping to do all 20!


message 13: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Welcome to the challenge everyone! I am very excited for this one!


message 14: by Gail (last edited Aug 04, 2019 08:45AM) (new)

Gail (abbygg) | 426 comments Please add me in for 6 to start.

I have completed the challenge:
8/6 8

[X] 2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically: Wait, What?: And Life's Other EssentialQuestions
[X] 14. Read a collection of essays: Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America
[X] 15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman: Educated by Tara Westover
[X] 16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man: Boy: Tales of Childhood by Raold Dahl
[X] 17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer: A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18 by Joseph Loconte
[X] 18. Read a book about science or technology: My Favorite Universe
[X] 19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy: A Little History of Philosophy
[X] 20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about: me: It's Just My Nature! A Guide to Knowing and Living Your True Nature


message 15: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3980 comments I'd like to sign up for 12, please.


message 16: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (last edited Nov 27, 2018 08:46AM) (new)


message 17: by Berit (last edited Sep 25, 2019 10:18AM) (new)

Berit Lundqvist | 1000 comments Sign me up for ten books, please.

Mission completed: 10/10.

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
✅2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically: Sant, falskt eller mittemellan?
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
✅4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence:
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
✅8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
✅10. Read a book about psychology: The Real Happy Pill: Power Up Your Brain by Moving Your Body
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own:
12. Read a book to help you master social media:
✅13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it: Chateau vadå: Det okända fusket med ditt vin
✅14. Read a collection of essays: How to Cure a Fanatic
✅15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman. Becoming
✅16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist
✅17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer. The Expedition
18. Read a book about science or technology:
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy:
✅20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind


message 18: by Jessica (last edited Feb 26, 2019 08:04AM) (new)

Jessica R. | 508 comments Please count me in for 7 :)

THE NONFICTION GROWTH CHALLENGE Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills. - Tell Me More Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology. - Female Serial Killers How and Why Women Become Monsters by Peter Vronsky
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own. - The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays - Everything's Trash, But It's Okay by Phoebe Robinson
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman. - Self-Inflicted Wounds Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man. - Heavy An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer. - I Might Regret This Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.

7/7 - COMPLETED!


message 19: by Terrie (last edited Dec 17, 2018 10:24AM) (new)

Terrie | 134 comments I'd like to try for 10. I'm not a non-fiction reader so this will be a very good challenge for me!!!

0 of 10

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 20: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Welcome everyone to the challenge. I am looking forward to seeing what you all read, so please share the books you find when you do your updates.


message 21: by BRINDA (new)

BRINDA GURUSAMY (brinsga) | 18 comments I'd like to try for 10 books to start with. Looking forward to the challenge. Best of luckto everyone!


message 22: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (kannhr) I'm in!

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 23: by Kylie (new)

Kylie Cantwell | 633 comments What a fantastic new challenge! I'm looking forward to this one. My target to start with is 5 books.

Target: 0 / 5

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
*3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
*7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
*10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
*12. Read a book to help you master social media.
*13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 24: by Anbu (new)

Anbu Manoharan (anbu_mano) | 10 comments I am going to target all 20!


message 25: by Jenn (last edited Sep 11, 2019 03:01PM) (new)

Jenn (thebiracialbookdragon) | 61 comments I will start with 10 and if I complete those I may go beyond that since each one sounds interesting.

Read a book to improve your communication skills
How to Start and Make a Conversation: How to Talk to Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less by Chris Gottschalk (Read February/March)

Read a book about psychology
Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom (Read January)

Read a book that teaches you to make better decisions
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Read a book about a religion or (philosophy)
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Read a book that teaches you how to think critically
Critical Thinking Skills Success in 20 Minutes A Day

Read a book about science or (technology)
Learning Web Design by. Jennifer Niederst Robbins

Read a book about extroversion or (introversion)
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Read July/August)

Read an autobiography or biography of a man written by a man
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela

Read a book on emotional intelligence.
Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve

3/10


message 26: by Richard (last edited Jan 31, 2019 09:02AM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) 2019 Reading Challenge
The Nonfiction Growth Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2019

10/20

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
10/1/19 **** - The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna

2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
12/1/19 *** - Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
2/1/2019 *** - On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership by Alison Levine

10. Read a book about psychology.
15/1/19 ***** - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

12. Read a book to help you master social media.
16/1/19 **** - Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk

14. Read a collection of essays.
3/1/19 **** - Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
17/1/19 **** - Ordeal by Linda Lovelace

16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
18/1/19 ** - Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World by Raymond Lamont-Brown

19. Read a book about philosophy.
18/1/19 ** - Adler's Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher's Lexicon by Mortimer J. Adler

20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.
31/1/19 **** - Creating True Prosperity by Shakti Gawain


message 27: by Lisa (last edited Dec 17, 2018 06:13AM) (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3273 comments Ooooh! This will go nicely with the genre bingo, since I'm always including nonfiction on my card.

I'll be back with a specific goal as soon as possible :)

EDIT My goal will be 5 books for this challenge!


message 28: by Maaike (last edited Jun 09, 2019 01:19PM) (new)

Maaike van Stratum (stratski) | 115 comments This sounds like a fun variant of the Dewey decimal challange. I'll try for 5.

5/5 done

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
✔ 3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
✔ 11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own. Anarchisme, een introductie: Analyse van heden & verleden, strategieën voor de toekomst *
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
✔ 15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman. Westwaarts met de nacht
✔ 16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man. Bekentenissen
✔ 17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer. Knap voor een dik meisje
18. Read a book about science or technology.
✔ 19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy Daodejing
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.

*Actually, after reading this, this ideology may be mine after all.


message 29: by Luisa (last edited Jan 02, 2019 06:07AM) (new)

Luisa (deborahluisa) | 170 comments Never did this challenge before (not even alike), but since I've decide to read more self-development books in 2019, i'm up to the challenge. I'll go for all 20, even knowing that I'll probably will not accomplish all. But i rather let it open and not limit the categories and read as I feel.

read: 1/20


1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve: How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically: Thinking, Fast and Slow
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence:
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn: The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything...Fast
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own: Fascism: A Warning
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays: I am an Emotional Creature
DONE 15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman: The Diary of a Young Girl
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer: Men Explain Things to Me
18. Read a book about science or technology. She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy: Meditations
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about: The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory


message 30: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthag503) | 244 comments Updating post 5 to redacted.


message 31: by Regina (new)

Regina Lemoine | 484 comments I'll sign up for 5.


message 32: by Jill (new)

Jill Rosenberg (jillyfay) | 54 comments I'm in for 20

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 33: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (immortalraine) | 284 comments I'll go for 10 to start with


message 34: by Wolf (Alpha) (new)

Wolf (Alpha) | 257 comments I'm trying for all of them.
1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 35: by Abin (new)

Abin Mn (abinmn) | 10 comments I will be trying 12 books in non-fiction.

I will try these topics:

1. Read a book about science or (technology)
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.


message 36: by Ula (last edited Aug 04, 2019 12:06PM) (new)

Ula | 118 comments 2/5
I will do 5 books, I still have to decide on the topics/books.

I was planning on narrowing it down and just listing the ones I planned to do but I like the majority of the topics! So hard to choose!

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
✔15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman. Heart Berries
✔16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man. Homes: A Refugee Story
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 37: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Welcome to the challenge everyone! We are updated to this point.


message 38: by Griselda (new)

Griselda (grismarku) | 5 comments I'd like to join!
0/20


message 39: by Betsy (last edited Dec 21, 2019 05:30PM) (new)

Betsy | 123 comments I am going to try for all 20. I may end up doubling up on some of the list, but I will do 20 total and see how they all fit in.

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World-COMPLETED
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically. Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living-COMPLETED
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live -COMPLETED
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions. Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness, and Gentle Discipleship-COMPLETED
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence. Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom-COMPLETED
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills. What Would Buddha Say?: Three Thousand Right-Speech Teachings to Help You Communicate Mindfully, Improve Every Relationship, and Speak Your Truth-COMPLETED
7. Read a book about how to learn. Educated-COMPLETED
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future-COMPLETED
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking- COMPLETED
10. Read a book about psychology.How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence-COMPLETED
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own. Dancing Bears: True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny-COMPLETED
12. Read a book to help you master social media.Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think-COMPLETED
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it. Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within-COMPLETED
14. Read a collection of essays. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion -COMPLETED
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman. The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom-COMPLETED
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.Travels with Charley: In Search of America- COMPLETED
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer. Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother-COMPLETED
18. Read a book about science or technology. Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food-COMPLETED
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy.Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality-COMPLETED
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic-COMPLETED

Updated 12/21/2019

COMPLETED CHALLENGE! 20/20


message 40: by Jordynn (new)

Jordynn Fraser | 190 comments I am going to try for 6:

10. Read a book about psychology-
14. Read a collection of essays-
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman-
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man-
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy-
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about-

Progress 0/6


message 41: by Gaijinmama (last edited Aug 07, 2019 07:20PM) (new)

Gaijinmama | 37 comments I will try for ten books in ten categories, with the additional challenge that they all have to be on my TBR shelves/boxes/random piles all over the house. I'm pasting the full list here and will add titles and strike categories as I read:

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
✔2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own. A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
18. Read a book about science or technology.
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about (20th-century U.S. History/ African American History) Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song

Progress 4/10



message 42: by Chafic (last edited May 28, 2019 11:09AM) (new)

Chafic (Rello) (irrell) | 46 comments I'm in it to win it:

NonFiction Growth Challenge

Progress: 6/20


Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson Originals How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
✔️3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
✔️14. Read a collection of essays. - Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
✔️16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man. - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
✔️17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer. - A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
✔️18. Read a book about science or technology.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
✔️20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari


message 43: by SANDYE (last edited Mar 19, 2019 11:39AM) (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) Please sign me up for 5! 2 / 5

10. Read a book about psychology
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.

16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man. -- Ernie: The Autobiography by Ernest Borgnine - Finished 1/7/19

17. Read a book about someone's journey; inner or outer -- It's a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson -- 3/6/19

20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


message 44: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Hello everyone! We have 40 participants! This is my last update for 2018...see you next year!


message 45: by AnnaG (last edited Aug 20, 2019 02:24PM) (new)

AnnaG | 158 comments Completed 20th August!!! 20/20
✔1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve. Pig Wrestling: Clean your thinking to create the change you need
✔2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically. Think and Grow Rich
✔3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative. The Science of Storytelling
✔4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions. You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want
✔5. Read a book on emotional intelligence. Get Your Sh*t Together: How to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do
✔6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
✔7. Read a book about how to learn. HBR's 10 Must Reads 2018: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article “Customer Loyalty Is Overrated”)
✔8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills. The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human
✔9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion. Idiootit ympärilläni: Kuinka ymmärtää muita ja itseään
✔10. Read a book about psychology. Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction
✔11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own. The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
✔12. Read a book to help you master social media. Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
✔13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it. James Martin's Great British Adventure
✔14. Read a collection of essays. Why I Write
✔15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman. Notes to Self: Essays
✔16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man. Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction
✔17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny
✔18. Read a book about science or technology. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
✔19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy The Half-God of Rainfall
✔20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about. The Africa Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the Continent


message 46: by Michele (new)

Michele (mrsbond) I'm excited to join this challenge! For now, my goal is to choose one category each month. Will post categories/titles as they come up.

0/12


message 47: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12049 comments I'd like to join for 5 books for now please


message 48: by Rina (last edited Dec 20, 2019 07:10PM) (new)

Rina (rina_p) | 135 comments This challenge is very interesting. I'd like to join with 10 books please.

THE NONFICTION GROWTH CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019


Progress: 12/10 (Completed)

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
--- An Edited Life: Simple Steps to Streamlining Your Life, at Work and at Home
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
--- The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
--- Open Wide: from the best-selling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl - CCC: Crystal Clear Communication!
7. Read a book about how to learn.
--- 30 Days 30 Ways to Overcome Anxiety: from Australia's bestselling anxiety expert - how to learn to overcome anxiety.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
--- Every Girl Needs a Plan
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
--- Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own.
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
--- Butterfly on a Pin
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.
--- Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.
--- We Bought a Zoo
18. Read a book about science or technology.
--- Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
--- The Art of Happiness
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.
--- Totally BUF: Your 6 week guide to becoming BEAUTIFUL, UNSTOPPABLE and FEARLESS


message 49: by Renee (new)

Renee | 108 comments I would like to join for 8 books this year please! I will pick the specific category as we go through the year.

Goal: 8 / 20
Progress: 0 / 8

Thank you!


message 50: by Clare (last edited Jul 06, 2019 12:44PM) (new)

Clare Skeets | 970 comments I'll join for 5 books this year.
THE NONFICTION GROWTH CHALLENGE Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Progress: 4/5

This year we have several challenges that will give you the opportunity to read nonfiction books, so instead of just doing our general nonfiction challenge, this year we would like to offer you something different.
Based on the The Invisible Mentor Challenge, we have created a challenge that hopefully will lead you to some personal growth.

1. Read a book that teaches you how to problem solve.
2. Read a book that teaches you how to think critically.
3. Read a book that teaches you how to become more creative.
4. Read a book that teaches you how to make better decisions.
5. Read a book on emotional intelligence.
6. Read a book to improve your communication skills.
7. Read a book about how to learn.
8. Read a book that teaches you leadership skills.
9. Read a book about extroversion or introversion.
10. Read a book about psychology.
11. Read a book about an ideology that is not your own. A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea Masaji Ishikawa
12. Read a book to help you master social media.
13. Read a book about your favorite hobby to become better at it.
14. Read a collection of essays.
15. Read an autobiography/biography of a woman written by a woman.
16. Read an autobiography/biography of a man written by a man.Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir Chris Packham
17. Read a book about someone’s journey; inner or outer.The Salt Path Raynor Winn
18. Read a book about science or technology: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope William Kamkwamba
19. Read a book about a religion or philosophy
20. Read a book about a topic you have always wanted to learn more about.


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