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MK (wisny) | 2993 comments While all the 2019 challenges are being posted, this seems like a good time to 'sneak in' to the 2018 challenges, and see how I might have done, and for this one, to help me plan in advance - with no changes! (eek) - what I might read in 2019 ... :D

(will update later)


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MK (wisny) | 2993 comments Melanti wrote: "Rules & Instructions:

The rules are unchanged from last year's rules.

This challenge is designed to help increase our reading of the classics and reduce our TBR's. This challenge commits you to reading 12 books next year. Choose 12 books you want to read and list two alternates, to use as substitutes, should one of your choices need to be replaced. This 12 + 2 challenge will last all year and you can read at your own pace. Once you create your reading thread, you and other members can comment on your progress.

Only six of the 12 books selected are required be Classics based on the Groups definitions. At least 3 books from the Old School category (published before 1900) and 3 books from the New School category (published between 1900 & 1999). The other six and your two alternates can be any genre or age you wish to read.

To create your challenge thread simply go to the top of this folder click on the title (2018 Old & New Classics Challenge). Then look to the right for the words (new topic), click that, a new screen will open. In the box (topic) type the name you wish to give your challenge. In the (comment) box list your books chosen for the challenge. Use the (add book/author) link so that others can link to your choices and learn more about the book you have selected.

Starting today you can begin creating your challenge thread. The whole month of December is dedicated to planning your challenge. You can add your books and make edit adjustments till December 31st. No challenge reading can start till January 1, 2018.

If you're a current Group Member, you have until midnight on 12/31/2017 to finalize your list. You can post your list and make all the changes you want until then, but no changes after 1/1/2018. If you join our Classics Group after that date, you may still participate by posting and editing your list within two weeks of joining the group, but you can't make changes after you post your list.

For New Members joining in 2018, in addition to the above rules, feel free to adjust your challenge according to the number of months left in the year. Example: If you join in March 2018 and wish to participate, list 9 books and 2 alternates. If you join after June 2018 list the appropriate number of books according to the number of months left, but only pick one alternate.

Challenge ideas:
The biggest rule is create a challenge that will be entertaining and fun. Some possibilities are:
1. 12 Decades-pick one book from each of 12 consecutive decades, perhaps 1870-1980.
2. 12 New Authors-pick books from authors you haven't previously read.
3. Group Bookshelf Catch Up-pick books you haven't read or want to reread from the groups bookshelf.
4. Books Sitting On MY Shelf For At Least One Year-pick 12 books that you have been putting off for a year or more.

Remember to add your two alternates to any challenge you set up.

Example of a Challenge:

Melanti's 12+2 Classic Challenge

Old School (1899 and earlier):
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

New School (1900-1999):
Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Wild Cards:
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Blindness by José Saramago

Alternates (William Shakespeare):
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Cymbeline


Feel free to mark your finished books any way you wish. After you have finished a book, you can strike it off your list. Directions are listed at the top of the comment box (some html is ok). You can list the date you finished or add the number of stars you though the book deserved.

Examples of marking books completed:
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - 4 stars
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - 3/6/16
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton - 4 Stars, Finished 3/15
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene - Finished - 3/15/16
Blindness by José Saramago - Print: 1 star and abandoned, Audio: 2 stars "



message 3: by MK (last edited Dec 27, 2018 04:51AM) (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments 2018 Reading Challenge

YOUR 2018 BOOKS - updated Dec 27, 2018

The Gingerbread Depot: A Christmas Novella, by Mary Zinda
The Gingerbread Cottage: A Christmas Novella, by Mary Zinda
A Visit From Saint Nicholas, by Clement C. Moore
A Lonely Dog on Christmas, by Patrick Yearly
One Corpse Too Many, by Ellis Peters
A Morbid Taste for Bones, by Ellis Peters
Hermann the Irascible, by Saki (aka Hector Hugh Munro)
The Time-Sweepers, by Ursula Wills-Jones
Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904) - The Play
Flint and Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island (A Prequel to Treasure Island #1) by John Drake
The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
Flint's Island by Leonard Wibberley
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Foe by J.M. Coetzee
Marooned by Robert Kraske
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Henry Treece
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Further Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe by Robert Louis Stevenson, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
The Young Oxford Book of Folk Tales by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Irish Piper by Jim Latimer
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
God's Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène
The Gorilla Hunters by R.M. Ballantyne
Into the Jungle by Katherine Rundell
The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
The Third Jungle Book by Pamela Jekel
The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Hunting Of The Snark by Lewis Carroll
The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan
The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Aaptiv Sleep Better by Aaptiv
Aaptiv Everyday Meditation by Aaptiv
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Di... by Jonas Jonasson
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Up, Back, and Away by K. Velk
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
Ship of Dreams by Brenda Hiatt
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
2092 by Rysa Walker
Whack Job by Rysa Walker
Simon Says by Rysa Walker
The Gambit by Rysa Walker
Time's Mirror by Rysa Walker
Time's Echo by Rysa Walker
Time's Divide by Rysa Walker
Time's Edge by Rysa Walker
Timebound by Rysa Walker
Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr
A Castle in Romagna by Igor Štiks
From a Paris Balcony by Ella Carey
The House by the Lake by Ella Carey
Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
The Rejected Writers' Book Club by Suzanne Kelman
Cassidy Lane by Maria Murnane
The Last Town by Blake Crouch
Wayward by Blake Crouch
Pines by Blake Crouch
Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey
A Better World by Marcus Sakey
Brilliance by Marcus Sakey
Afterlife by Marcus Sakey
Reflections by Seanan McGuire
Indexing by Seanan McGuire
Black Ice Burning (Pale Queen, #3) by A.R. Kahler
Cold Dream Dawning (Pale Queen, #2) by A.R. Kahler
Pale Queen Rising (Pale Queen, #1) by A.R. Kahler
The Immortal Circus: Final Act by A.R. Kahler
The Immortal Circus: Act Two by A.R. Kahler
The Immortal Circus: Act One by A.R. Kahler
The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg
The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond
Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
Jericho Mosaic by Edward Whittemore
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Nile Shadows by Edward Whittemore
Jerusalem Poker by Edward Whittemore
Sinai Tapestry by Edward Whittemore
An Accidental Messiah by Dan Sofer
An Unexpected Afterlife by Dan Sofer
Meghan's Dragon by E.M. Foner
Book Night on Union Station by E.M. Foner


message 4: by MK (last edited Dec 27, 2018 05:11AM) (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments .
MKs 2018 Books, Chronological Order

Book Night on Union Station
Meghan's Dragon
An Unexpected Afterlife
An Accidental Messiah
Sinai Tapestry
Jerusalem Poker
Nile Shadows
Angela's Ashes
Jericho Mosaic
Girl on a Wire
Girl in the Shadows
The Paper Magician
The Glass Magician
The Master Magician
Followed by Frost
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet
The Fifth Doll
The Immortal Circus: Act One
The Immortal Circus: Act Two
The Immortal Circus: Final Act
Pale Queen Rising
Cold Dream Dawning
Black Ice Burning
Indexing
Reflections
Afterlife
Brilliance
A Better World
Written in Fire
Pines
Wayward
The Last Town
Cassidy Lane
The Rejected Writers' Book Club
The Bookseller
Paris Time Capsule
The House by the Lake
From a Paris Balcony
A Castle in Romagna
Three Daughters
Timebound
Time's Edge
Time's Divide
Time's Echo
Time's Mirror
The Gambit
Simon Says: Tips for the Intrepid Time Traveler
Whack Job
2092
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
Ship of Dreams
Ship of Fools
Ship Breaker
Blackfish City
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Up, Back, and Away
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Aaptiv Everyday Meditation
Aaptiv Sleep Better
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
The Gray House
The Gray House
The Hunting of the Snark
The Jungle Book
The Second Jungle Book
The Second Jungle Book
The Second Jungle Book
The Third Jungle Book
The Coral Island
Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli
The Gorilla Hunters
God's Bits of Wood
A Grain of Wheat
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Swallows and Amazons
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Irish Piper
The Young Oxford Book of Folk Tales
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Marooned: The Strange but True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe
Foe
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Peter and Wendy
The Cricket on the Hearth
Treasure Island
Flint's Island
The Coral Island
Flint and Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island
Peter Pan – the Original Play by J. M. Barrie - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) (Delphi Parts Edition
The Time-Sweepers
Hermann the Irascible
A Morbid Taste for Bones
One Corpse Too Many
A Lonely Dog on Christmas
A Visit From Saint Nicholas
The Gingerbread Cottage: A Christmas Novella
The Gingerbread Depot: A Christmas Novella

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message 6: by MK (last edited Dec 06, 2018 05:06AM) (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments .
MK's 2018 Challenge Threads (or Posts) ...

A-Z Author Challenge
A-Z Title Challenge
Classic Bingo Challenge
Old & New Classic Challenge
Quest for Women Authors Challenge


MK's Other Challenge Threads (or Posts) ...

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message 7: by MK (last edited Dec 27, 2018 05:08AM) (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments .
To finish other challenges ...

Bingo
1. Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith & Editors) - Moll Flanders?
√ Peter Pan - The Play
√ Mystery or Crime Classic - Ellis Peters?


A-Z Author
1. Kate Quinn?
2. XJ Selman?
√ Ursula le Guin? went with Ursula Wills-Jones
√ Patrick Yearly? Samantha Young? went with Patrick Yearly
√ Gabrielle Zevin? Mary Zinda? James Zerndt? Zane Grey? Zoey Cane? Marion Zimmerman Bradley? went with Mary Zinda


A-Z Title
1. Pilot X? Hexes and X's (Z & C Mysteries Book 3)?
2. Betty Zane? Zodiac?
*D, E, K, Q - used other than the first word of the title
(The Queen of Spades, Pushkin?)
√ On Dublin Street? went with One Corpse Too Many
√ Vacationland: True Stories From Painful Beaches? Veins of Gold? Vinegar Girl? went with A Visit from Saint Nicholas


The Gray House readings ...
1. Defoe's Serious Reflections During The Life And Surprising Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe, With His Vision Of The Angelic World
2. Golding's The Lord of the Flies
3., 4., 5., 6., 7, 8., 9., 10., 11., 12., 13., 14. the rest of Ransome's 13 book Swallows series,
15. Swift's Gulliver's Travel's
√, √, 16., 17., 18. Five three sequels/prequels to Stevenson's Treasure Island (by other authors)
19. Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge)
20. London's White Fang
21. Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
22., 23., 24. Sabatini's 3-book Captain Blood series


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