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Caro (karopi) | 968 comments New year, new decade for me. I decide to push myself a bit more than usual... I decide that I will read 59 books and create a couple of Challenge for me. Ones that I am more interested and I know I can accomplish....


message 2: by Caro (last edited Jan 01, 2020 09:35AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 968 comments Challenge #1
Traveling the World with Books


So I do have a tendency to read books from US and UK in order to increase the diversity in books I decide that I will read at least 5 books from each continent. For North America I will exclude US and for Europe I will exclude UK. I will not include 2 books of the same country.

Africa

1. My Sister, the Serial Killer - Nigeria
2. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood - South Africa

Asia

1.Kitchen - Japan
2. Exit West - Pakistan
3. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows - Singapore
4. Things to Make and Break - China

America

1. Distancia de rescate - Argentina
2. Camas y famas: Las más raras y genuinas historias de amor - Colombia
3. Heart Berries - Canada


Europe

1. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Northern Ireland
2. The Bookshop on the Corner- Scotland
3. Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation - Germany
4. Bottled Goods - Rumania
5. El día que se perdió la cordura - Spain

Oceania


message 3: by Caro (last edited Jan 01, 2020 09:36AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 968 comments Challenge #2
Back to the Roots


As the years before I am planning to increase the number of books I read in Spanish for this I am planning to read 15 books in Spanish

1. Camas y famas: Las más raras y genuinas historias de amor
2. Distancia de rescate
3. La forma de las ruinas
4. Diario de una volátil
5. Pájaros en la boca
6. Satanás
7. Kentukis
8. El día que se perdió la cordura
9. El día que se perdió el amor
10. Al otro lado del mar
11. Joaquina Centeno
12. Cuentos macabros
13. Cuentos Macabros Volumen II
14.
15.


message 5: by Caro (last edited Jan 01, 2020 09:53AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 968 comments Challenge #4
CLEAR YOUR BOOKSHELVES CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


I will like to participate. I want to get read of several Hardcovers that I have. I am a paperback girl. I do not usually buy hardcovers and have a few of them around my bookshelves. I will put later on here the list that I have (20) but from all of them I am planning to read 5 and I also have many books around my room so I will try to really clean my physical shelves also some paperbacks so let's say 15.

That means that for this challenge I will read 20 books.

Hardcover

1. Exit West
2. The Woman in the Window
3. Little Fires Everywhere

Paperpack

1. La forma de las ruinas
2. Sometimes I Lie
3. My Sister, the Serial Killer
4. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
5. The Hazel Wood
6. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
7. Al otro lado del mar
8. The Emissary
9. Joaquina Centeno
10. The Widows of Malabar Hill
11. Things to Make and Break
12. Al otro lado del mar
13. Pájaros en la boca
14. Distancia de rescate
15.


Total: 17/20


message 6: by Caro (last edited Jan 01, 2020 09:28AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 968 comments ***COMPLETED***
Challenge #5
LET’S TURN PAGES
Duration: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


For this one I hope to read 15000 pages ....

January

1.Exit Strategy Pages: 176
2. Camas y famas: Las más raras y genuinas historias de amor Pages: 404
3. Distancia de rescate Pages: 128
4. La forma de las ruinas Pages: 560
5. The Bookshop on the Corner Pages: 364
6. Kitchen Pages: 110
7. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Pages: 250
8. Sometimes I Lie Pages: 262
9. Diario de una volátil Pages: 160
10. My Sister, the Serial Killer Pages: 223
11. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Pages: 277
12. Pájaros en la boca Pages: 139
13. NOS4A2 Pages: 686

Total this month: 3739

This means I have read 25% of my goal !!! Cheers for me

February:

1. The Hazel Wood Pages: 359
2. Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World Pages: 320
3. Exit West Pages: 220

Total this month: 899

Total at the moment: 4638 / 15000 This is 30,92% of my goal

March

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Pages: 206

April

1. The Goldfinch Pages: 771

May

1. The Silence of the Girls Pages: 325
2. The BFG Pages: 199

June

1. The Widows of Malabar Hill Pages: 385
2. The Woman in the Window Pages: 427
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain Pages: 338
4. Satanás Pages: 136
5. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE Pages: 400
6. Franklin's Flying Bookshop Pages: 32
7. My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues Pages: 256
8. Heart Berries: A Memoir Pages:178
9. Kentukis Pages: 224

July

1. Bottled Goods Pages: 190
2. The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir Pages: 336
3. Wraith Pages: 172
4. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Pages 285
5. The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories Pages: 224
6. El día que se perdió la cordura Pages: 456
7. Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby Pages:160

August

1. Ghost Wall Pages: 144
2. Little Fires Everywhere Pages: 338
3. I Know Who You Are Pages: 304
4. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Pages: 388

September

1. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders Pages: 689
2. El día que se perdió el amor Pages: 426
3. Franklin and Luna Go to the Moon Pages: 32

October

1. In the Tall Grass Pages: 62
2. Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold Pages: 416

November


1. It Pages: 1169
2. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Pages: 208
3. Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Pages: 149
4. Al otro lado del mar Pages: 253

December

1. The Emissary Pages: 138
2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Pages: 256
3. Joaquina Centeno Pages: 176
4. How Reading Changed My Life Pages: 84
5. Cuentos macabros Pages: 224
6. When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters Pages: 261
7. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement Pages: 320
8. Cuentos Macabros Volumen II Pages: 232
9. Breakfast at Tiffany's Pages: 192
10. Animal Farm Pages: 122
11. The Cuban Affair Pages: 448
11. Things to Make and Break Pages: 224

Total: 17544/15000

I read 117% of my year goal.


message 7: by Caro (last edited Jan 01, 2020 09:58AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 968 comments Challenge #6
2019 Reading Women Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/...



For this one I will try to do the 24.

DONE 1) A mystery or thriller written by a woman of color My Sister, the Serial Killer
DONE 2) A book about a woman with a mental illness The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

3) A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand
4) A book about or set in Appalachia
DONE 5) A children's book: Franklin's Flying Bookshop
DONE 6) A multigenerational family saga The Emissary
DONE 7) A book featuring a woman in science Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

8) A play
DONE 9) A novella Distancia de rescate
10) A book about a woman athlete
DONE 11) A book featuring a religion other than your own The Widows of Malabar Hill
DONE 12) A Lambda Literary Award winner The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
DONE 13) A myth retelling The Silence of the Girls

14) A translated book published before 1945
DONE 15) A book written by a South Asian author Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
DONE 16) A book by an Indigenous woman Heart Berries: A Memoir

17) A book from the 2018 Reading Women Award shortlist
DONE 18) A romance or love story The Bookshop on the Corner
19) A book about nature
DONE 20) A historical fiction bookAl otro lado del mar
DONE 21) A book you bought or borrowed in 2019 Ghost Wall
DONE 22) A book you picked up because of the cover Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
DONE 23) Any book from a series Exit Strategy

24) A young adult book by a woman of color

BONUS:
25) A book by Jesmyn Ward
26) A book by Jhumpa Lahiri

16/24


message 8: by Caro (last edited Jan 01, 2020 09:31AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 968 comments ***COMPLETED***

Challenge #7
Advent Calendar
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


I will read one Short story each day. I still have to decide the book.

Book 1: Cuentos macabros

Day 1. Berenice
Day 2. El gato negro
Day 3. La isla del Hada
Day 4. Corazón Delator
Day 5. La caída de la casa Usher
Day 6. El retrato Oval
Day 7. Morella
Day 8. Ligeia

Book 2 Cuentos Macabros Volumen II

Day 9. Metzengerstein
Day 10. Eleonora
Day 11. El Jugador de Ajedrez de Maelzel
Day 12. El Rey Peste
Day 13. Conversación con una momia
Day 14. Manuscrito hallado en una botella

Book 3. Things to Make and Break

Day 15. Legendary
Day 16. The Date
Day 17. 101
Day 18. Julia K
Day 19. DD-MM-YY
Day 20. Laurens
Day 21. Candy Glass
Day 22. Ghosts
Day 23. New Jersey
Day 24. Transformer & Would like to meet (last sorry was a bonus to finish the book.)


As usual I always enjoy this challenge. Thanks a lot for organizing this and happy holidays!


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