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message 1: by Beth (last edited Dec 31, 2018 03:57PM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments I'm in. Now off to figure out what I've committed to. I am pretty sure I can't read 216 books, so I may have to live without all the badges this time.

RULES THREAD

Rule for reporting each book:
1. Challenge Progress: Identify where you are in the challenge – Badge 1, book 1 (2, 3, 4, etc.)
2. List Movie
3 List Task
4. Link to book read. REQUIRED: If the cover is part of the task, link the cover of the edition you read as well.
5. List the number of pages of the edition you read. If an ebook or audiobook also give the number of pages of the hardcover edition (refer general rules on page numbers).
6. Give a very brief summary of the task.
7. State how the book fits the criteria.
8. Specifications required in the task. Some tasks require that you report a specific thing. IE – a task requires that you read a book from a Listopia. You need to identify which position number the book is on the list so that it can be verified.


message 2: by Beth (last edited Jan 25, 2019 08:57AM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Badge 1 COMPLETED
1. Meg, Genre, Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon, #8) by Daniel Silva by Daniel Silva, pp 433 hardcover, must be thriller, thriller on main page

2. Bel Canto Author, Time in title Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette reading Kindle, but 342 in hardcover


3. Between Shades of Gray, Trivia, August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones reading Kindle but hardcover is 313. Snow in title.

4. Boy Erased, Actor, The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, 361 pages, book about boyhood friends

5. Ready Player One, Author, Circe by Madeline Miller Hardcover is 393 Aries task from Zodiac challenge, book is mythology.

6: A Wrinkle in Time, Actor, Becoming by Michelle Obama Audio but hardcover is 426 pages. Oprah's Book Club.


7.SImon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Genre, Such Times by Christopher Coe Book must be LBTQ. Is listed on first page. Book is about AIDS in the early 90s.

8. Forever My Girl, Setting, Pleasantville by Attica Locke Set on North side of Houston. Hardcover 432 pages n

9. Every Day, Genre, The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 320 pages, YA Fantasy, is listed as both on main page.

10. First Man; Trivia, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr. 320 pages. Won the Pulitzer for General Non-fiction in 2018

11. The House with a Clock in its Walls,, Setting, Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin Set in fantasy world, Hardcover 706

12. 12 Strong, Trivia, The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva, audio but hardcover 385 pp. Horse on cover, Janice approved



message 3: by Beth (last edited May 26, 2019 11:57AM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Badge 2 plan

1. Mary Poppins, Setting Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Setting must be London, book is set under London, Hardcover 336, (Could also be Boy Erased, Author, Single word OR House with Clocks in Walls, Author, Bachelor OR Mortal Engines, Trivia, First in a series OR Nutcracker and Mouse King, Genre, fantasy)

2. Crazy Rich Asians, Actor, Macbeth by Jo Nesbø, Hardcover is 446, Shakespeare retelling, Book is modern retelling of Shakespeare, No specifications

3. Fahrenheit 451, Actor The Book Thief Markus Zusak 552, book about books, could also work for Darkest Mind Setting or the Thief task, whatever that is

4. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Author Imagine Me Gone Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett by Adam Haslett Hardcover is 356 pages. Cover all black and white.

5. Jungle Book, Author, The Last Olympian, 381, 5th book in a series

6. Juliet, Naked, Trivia, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Goodreads Choice winner for fiction in 2013. Hardcover 404.

7. The Long Home, Author, Lost Light by Michael Connelly, Hardcover 362, Character served in Vietnam, Bosch served in Vietnam

8. Anihilation, Genre, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams, Hardcover is 307--I read audiobook, Genre SciFi must be listed on the main page, No specification, (Could also work for House with clock in walls author, bachelor)

9. Juliet Naked, Setting, Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson, Hardcover 288, Set in PA, This is set in Philly, No Specifications

10. A Simple Favor, Genre, The Wedding Guest (Alex Delaware, #34) by Jonathan Kellerman by Jonathan Kellerman, Hardcover 384, Psychological Thriller, This is on the page.

11. To All the Boys I Loved Before, Actor, 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Hardcover is 405, book needs to feature vampire, town is taken over by vampires
(could also work for Little Stranger, Genre, horror)

12. The Little Stranger, Actor, My Name Is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok, hardcover 369, Main character must be a red-head. Asher Lev is a red-head, no specifications (also works for Monster setting, NYC, Little Women Genre, Hist Fic, Boy Erased, Setting, NYC, Bel Canto, Actor, Religious theme.

13. Fifty Shades Freed, Setting, A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni, No hardcover, but paperback 368, Needs to be set in Washington state, set in Seattle. Could also work for Little Women, Trivia, Strong Female lead character, or Queen of Scots, Actor, Book in which there is a trial (weak on this--not major)

14. Little Women, Setting, Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home, Hardcover 234 pages, Setting in Massachusetts, Book is set in imaginary town north of Boston, No specifications.

15. Boy Erased, Genre, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Hardcover 260, Must be memoir, Memoir on first page

16. Bel Canto, Setting, The Testament by John Grisham, 535 pages, Setting in S. America or S. American author, Book mostly set in Brazil, No Specifications

17. First Man, Genre What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, 188, biography, on first page, No specs.

18. Monster, Genre Void Moon by Michael Connelly, 416, Must be crime without cop or atty as MC, Book is Mystery>Crime on first page and MC is a thief, no Specifications (also Little Women, Trivia,Strong Female Character, Great female lead character criminal, No specs.)

19. Mortal Engines, Setting Connections in Death by J.D. Robb, 384, Set in Future, Set in Future in NYC, No Specfications (also works for strong female character, romance, NYC setting)

20. Anihilation, setting, Duma Key by Stephen King, hardcover 611, Setting must be FL, Duma Key is FL, no Specifications

21. The Hate U Give, genre, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni Listed on the Realistic Fiction page, Hardcover 448 (Could also work for religious theme

22. Mary Poppins, Author The Burning Room by Michael Connelly, Hardcover 388, MC over 60, Bosch is now over 60 and in last year before retiring no specifications (could also work for Sisters Brothers, setting Oregon/CA or , Simple Favor, Actor, set in 2000s to present, no date given but published in 2014 and written as set in present)

23. Bel Canto, Actor, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, hardcover is 224, Book must have religious or atheist theme, this is story of Catholic priest's work with LA Gangs. No Specifications. Also set in CA, Non-fiction

24. First Man, Actor, The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, hardcover 352, Canadian author, author is canadian, no specs. (could also maybe be jungle book, setting.



message 4: by Beth (last edited May 26, 2019 10:05AM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Badge 3 Plan

1. Every Day, Trivia, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky, 790 pages, starts with B (Could also work for single word or non-fiction)

2. Mortal Engines, Actor, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, 531, set in Africa, it is set in fictional Africa, no specs.

3. Monster, Trivia, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Hardcover 308, Set in prison, Main Character is incarcerated for much of the book, no specifications, Also national book award winner

4. Girl in the Spider Web, Author, "What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman, Hardcover 288, Must have word from David Lagercrantz, Care is in Lagercrantz, no specs. (also works for non fiction

5. Red Sparrow, trivia The Narrows The Narrows (Harry Bosch, #10; Harry Bosch Universe, #13) by Michael Connelly by Michael Connelly, Did audio but hardcover 405, bird on cover, Bird on cover, no specs.

6. Meg, Setting, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, Hardcover is 190, Setting in Pacific, It is set on Pacific Island, no specs. (Could also work for The Little Stranger, Genre--horror, Guernsey PPS, Setting --Island)

7. The Sisters Brothers, Setting, The Closers by Michael Connelly, Did audio but hardcover 432, Setting in CA or OR, Set in LA, no specs.

8. Girl in Spider's Web, Setting, Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell, Hardcover 280, Author is Swedish or set in Sweden, Both are true, no specs. Also works for set in Baltic, first in series, and rural setting.

9. Simple favor, Trivia, Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell, hardvoer 193, must be on movie better list, It is, Number 594 (also works for rural setting, and strong female lead)

10. Simple Favor, Actor, The Overlook by Michael Connelly , hardcover 225, set in 2000s, book was published in 2007 and was set in present when published, no specs.

11. Mortal Engines, Trivia, A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane, 267, First in series, First in Kenzie and Gennaro series, no specs.

12. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Setting, Whose Body?, Listened to audio but Hardcover 212, Set on Island, Set in England, no specs.

13. Red Sparrow, Author, The Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva, Audio but hardcover is 465, Main Character must be CIA or FBI, Michael Osborne is CIA agent, no specs.

14. Hate U Give, Actor, Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason, Hardcover 275, Set in Iceland, Greenland or Alaska, Set in Reykjavik, no specs.

15. The Little Stranger, Setting, The Prince of Mist, audio but hardcover is 218, Setting in 1940s, Set in 1943, No specs. Could also do 12 Strong, Author, trilogy

16. Sisters Brothers, Genre, Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry, hardcover 304, Western, Western listed on first page, no specs. (also listed as Historical fiction)

17. The Hate U Give , Setting, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Hardcover 285, but did audio, Must be set in Mississippi, Book is set in Mississippi, no specs (also National Book award Finalist)

18. 12 Strong, Author, The Twelve by Justin Cronin, 568 pages, part of a trilogy, this is middle book of the series, no specs. OR Red Sparrow Actor, won Goodreads award in 2012

19. Little Stranger, Genre, The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin, 602 pages, Horror. Horror on first page, no specs.

20. Monster, Author, The Round House by Louise Erdrich, Hardcover, 323, Book about First nations, Set on a reservation with Native American MC, also won NBA and was 2012 (red sparrow, actor)

21. Sisters Brothers, Actor, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, hardcover 465, Must be on Thieves list, MC and others are thieves, Book 21 on specified list. (also gods in Title, RPO Author. Fantasy, Nutcracker Genre)

22. The Hate U Give, Author, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, hardcover 489, Book must be National Book Award Winner or Nominee, This book was finalist in 2017.

23. Queen of Scots, Trivia, Neon Prey by John Sandford, Hardcover is 400, did audio, Author must use pseudonym, John Sandford is really John Roswell Camp, no specifications

24. Ready Player One, Actor, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Did audio but hardcover is 226, Eye Glasses on Cover, She has sunglasses on very prominently, no specs.

25. Boy Erased, Author, Milkman by Anna Burns, 368, Single word title, Title is one word, no specs OR Bel Canto Genre Lit Fic on first

26. Little Women, genre Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay, Hardcover 448, historical fiction, listed on first page, no specs. OR Nutcracker Genre fantasy OR Girl in the Spiders Web, Actor, Royal Characters

27. Girl in the Spiders Web, Actor Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay, hardcover 544, Royal Characters, this is a game of thrones of a fictional version of Byzantine Empire, with multiple royals vying for power, no specs OR Nutcracker Genre, fantasy, or little women, genre historical fiction

28. Little women, Trivia, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, Hardcover is 291, Strong female lead character, focuses on a former queen who is now slave to Achilles, no specs OR Little Women, Genre, historical fiction, or Girl in Spiders Web Actor, Royal Characters OR Ophelia, genre, retelling of a classic

29. SImon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Setting Darkest Night, 352 pages, set by creek or river. There is a river running through the cat's territory and it is the home area of River Clan. No specs

30. Anihilation, Trivia, Lighthouse KeepingLighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson by Jeanette Winterston, ebook but Hardcover 232, Lighthouse in title or on cover, both, no specs.

31. Every Day, Author, Ordinary People by Diana Evans, 329 hardcover, First book published 2000 or later, her first book was 2005, no specs.

32. Boy Erased, Setting Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb Hardcover 371 but did audio, Arkansas or NYC, Set in NYC, no specs.

33. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Actor, Something Fresh by P.G. Wodehouse Hardcover 284, Set in manor or castle, set in Blandings Castle which is a manor house, no specs.

34. Mortal Engines, Author, The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon hardcover 414, Alternative History, Listed on first page. This book is about what would have happened if Israel had not survived the 1940s and the Jews were resettled in Sitka, Alaska (which apparently was an actual proposal at one point, no specs.

35. Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Trivia, The Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux by Gaston Leroux, audio, but hardcover 264, mask on cover, white mask, no specs. Also works for set between 1800-1900

36. House With A Clock in the Walls, Trivia, A Jade In Aries by Tucker Coe, Hardcover 203, Jade, Coral or Emerald in Title, Jade in Title, no specs





message 5: by Beth (last edited Dec 05, 2019 07:53PM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Badge 4 Planning


1. Guernsey Literary, Trivia, Flowers for the JudgeFlowers for the Judge by Margery Allingham by Margery Allingham Hardcover 306, but did ebook, flowers on cover, see cover, no specs.

2. To all the Boys I've Loved Before, trivia, Just Above My Head by James Baldwin, hardcover, 584, hands on cover, Just Above My Head by James Baldwin, no specs.

3. Between Shades of Gray, Genre, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly,Hardcover 384, Women in history, this is about women who did the math behind the US side of the space race, no specs. Also works for Forever My Girl, Actor, published 2016, 12 Strong, Genre, non fiction

4. Nutcracker, Actor, The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger by Audrey Niffenegger, shoes on cover, see above, no specs. Also works for Women's Prize, time travel

5. Nutcracker, Genre, River of Fire by Erin Hunter, Hardcover 281, Must be fantasy, Fantasy on main page (about talking cats and their adventures), no specs.

6. A Simple Favor, Author, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, did audio but hardcover is 486, debut novel, this was a debut, no specs

7. Wrinkle in time, Author, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, 317, rural setting, set in England just after Arthur. They are mostly wandering around in the wilds, no specs.

8. Fifty Shades Freed, Author, The Defector by Daniel Silva, 505, MC is anti-hero, MC is an assassin who tends not to consistently follow the rules of the spy agency he works for, no specs.

9. Fahrenheit 451, Trivia, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, audible but HC is 1037, Book named in other book, Bleak House is named in August Snow, no specs. OR Between Shades of Gray, Author, house in title.

10. Ready Player One, Setting The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, did audio but hardcover 320, setting in OH or OK, set in Ohio, no specs. (also works for lit fic)

11. First Man, Author, Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, audio but hardcover 376, Author with initials JH or HJ, Joe Hill is JH, no specs

12. Ready Player One, Trivia, Strange Weather by Joe Hill, audio but hardcover 432, must be Star Trek or narrated by Wil Wheaton, Narrated by Wil Wheaton, no specs.

13. Jungle Book, Actor, NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, Author named Joe, Joe Hill, no specs

14. Fifty Shades Freed, Actor, My Father, His Daughter by Yael Dayan, ebook but hardcover 289, daughter in title, it is, no specs

15. Between Shades of Gray, Actor, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Audio, but hardcover 454, Ireland setting or Irish author, Stoker is Irish, no specs.

16. Jungle Book, Genre, The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton, Hardcover 271, but did audio, Short Story Anthology, Short Stories listed on first page, no specs.

17. The Death Cure, Actor, American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee, Hardcover 320, did audio, ,wolf on cover, American Wolf A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee, no specs

18. GIrl in the Spider's Web, Trivia, Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay by Paul Tremblay, hardcover 327, did kindle, MC named Elizabeth, Beth, Bettty, etc., MC named Elizabeth, No Specs.

19. The House with a Clock in its Walls, Author, The Poacher's Son, did audio but Hardcover 324, main char bachelor of bachelorette, MC unmarried, no specs

20. Red Sparrow, Genre, The Innocent, 422, first 5 pages of the Best action adventure list, it's there, #142

21. Farenheit 451 Genre Dune by Frank Herbert, Audio but HC is 512, Must be classic SF, both Classic and SF on main page, no specs.

22. Between Shades of Gray, Author, The Golden House by Salman Rushdie, 380, House or tree in title, The Golden HOUSE, no specs.

23. Queen of Scots, Actor, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, 694 HC but did audio, Trial in book, Ned Stark is tried for treason, no specs

24. 12 Strong, Genre, The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, Hardcover 219 but did audio, must be nonfiction, nonfiction on first page, no specs.

25. House with Clock in Its Walls, book, The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs, HC 179 but did audio, book itself, it is book, no specs

26. Farenheit 451, book, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, HC 227 but did audio, book itself, it is book, no specs.

27. Red Sparrow, Actor, The Black Box by Michael Connelly, HC is 403 but did audio, award winner or nominee in 2012, Won RBA Prize for Crime Fiction, It was the winner.

28. Death Cure, Genre, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. 258pp, Dystopian, Listed on first page. no specs

29. The Long Home, Actor, The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, 369pp, MC a pilot, all the main characters are test pilots, no specs.

30. Monster, Setting, Run Away by Harlan Coben, 384pp, Set in NYC, bulk of the book happens in Manhattan or the Bronx, no specs.

31. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, 303pp., the book, it's the book, no specs.

32. Crazy Rich Asians Trivia, The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King, HC is 309, did audio, Tiger on cover, The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5) by Stephen King, no specs

33. Death Cure, Trivia, The Waste Lands by Stephen King, 422 pp, Train in title or on cover, The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3) by Stephen King, no specs.

34. Forever My Girl, Trivia, The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell, HC 352, Author named Travis or country in Title, Country in Title, no specs.

35. The Long Home, Genre, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, HC 214, Gothic, listed on main page, no specs.

36. Meg, Author, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, HC 227, On best books taught in schools list, it is, #32

37. Queen of Scots, Genre, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future by Pete Buttigieg, HC 352, Biography, On first page, no specs

38. To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Genre, Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier HC 253, Romance, Listed on first page, no specs.

39. BelCanto, Genre, Quichotte by Salman Rushdie, hc is 396, Lit Fic, Lit Fic listed first page, no specs. Or Jungle Book Setting Indian Author


40. Ophelia, Trivia,A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos, HC 491, Castle in title or on cover, A Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #1) by Christelle Dabos, no specs.


41. Between Shades of Gray, Book Between Shades of Gray, 344, the book, it's the book, no specs.

42. Ready Player One, Genre, Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan, HC 337, Set in 1980s, it is, no specs.

43. Darkest Minds, Setting, Winter of the World by Ken Follett, HC 940, WWII novel, the whole book follows a set of interconnected families through the pre-war and war years. It covers European and Pacific theaters of the war, no specs.

44. Red Sparrow, Setting Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, HC 264, Russia setting or Russian author, set in Russia, no specs.

45. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Actor, A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay HC 423, Cathedral in title or set in Croatia or Set in Renaissance, GGK writes historical fantasy. This is based on Renaissance Italy, no specs

46. Queen of Scots, Setting, Spring by Ali Smith, HC 336, Scottish Author or Setting, Ali Smith is Scottish, No specs.

47. Forever My Girl, Actor, The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, HC 388, Published in 2016, Published 11/2016, no specs.

48. Sisters Brothers, Author, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, HC 422, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner or nominee, Prize nominee in 2019, no specs.


The Long Home, Genre,The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne Gothic, Listed on main page, no specs,


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message 7: by Beth (last edited Dec 05, 2019 07:54PM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Remaining tasks 5/26/19

12 Strong
Book
Actor--Set in Australia or Australian Author
Setting--Silk in Title
Genre--Non-fiction on main page

Annihilation
Book
Author on Best Environmental Books list
Actor Swan on cover or in title

Bel Canto
Book
Genre LIt FIc on main page
Trivia Orange Prize winner or Nominee

Between Shades of Gray
Book
Author tree or house in title
Actor Set in Ireland or Irish Author

Setting Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Genre features women in history

Boy Erased
Book
Trivia exile or shun in title

Crazy, Rich Asians
Book
Author Fruit on cover
Setting Singapore or Hong Kong
Genre Chick Lit or Women's Lit on First Page
Trivia tiger on cover

The Darkest Minds
Book
Author Toy in title (can be embedded)
Actor Fairy Tale Retelling (Retelling on first Page)
Setting WWII story, state how it fits
Genre Superhero from list in main thread
Trivia main character a nurse

The Death Cure
Book
Author Opera in Title or space opera Genre
Actor Wolf on cover
Setting Hawaii
Genre Dystopia on main page
Trivia Train in title or on cover


Every Day
Book
Actor Rhiannon in title author or character
Setting religious discrimination theme

Fahrenheit 451
Book
Author Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Steinbeck, Jules Verne or Stanley G. Weinbaum
Setting Austria or Austrian author
Genre Classic SciFi on main page
Trivia Book named in other book


Fifty Shades Freed
Book
Author main character is anti-hero
Actor Daughter in title

Genre Erotica or Clean Romance
Trivia Angel or Seraphin in title

First Man
Book
Author author JH or HJ
Setting set in Space

Forever My Girl
Book
Author about ancient Romans
Actor Published 2016
Genre New Adult
Trivia country in title or author first or last name Travis

Girl in the Spiders Web
Book
Genre Historical Mystery
Trivia MC Elizabeth, Liz, Beth, Betty

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Book
Author book about library or book shop
Genre Historical Fiction War
Trivia Flowers on cover

The Hate U Give
Book
Trivia Carter in title or author first or last name

The House with a Clock in its Walls
Book
Author main char bachelor of bachelorette
Actor telescope or sattelite on cover
Genre middle grade on main page

Juliet, Naked
Book
Author autism significant theme
Actor sign on cover
Genre MC is singer

Jungle Book
Book
Actor author named Joe or Joseph
Setting India or by Indian Author
Genre Short story anthology
Trivia Biblical Fiction retellings

Little Women
Book
Author Stormy cover
Actor Time travel book

The Little Stranger
Book
Author Welsh setting or author
Trivia mustache on cover

The Long Home
Book
Actor Airplane on cover of MC pilot
Setting Tenn
Genre Gothic
Trivia food is major theme

Mary Poppins
Book
Actor Hazel or Violet in author name or title
Genre Classic Children's book
Trivia Umbrella on cover

Meg
Book
Author Book taught in schools list
Actor martial arts theme
Trivia title has shark name in it

Monster
Book
Actor sports as main theme
Setting NYC

Mortal Engines
Book
Genre Steampunk

Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Book
Author set 1800-1900
Actor shoes on cover
Setting Germany or German author
Genre Fantasy
Trivia dance as main theme

Ophelia
Book
Author dog or dogs as main focus
Actor tattoo in title or on cover
Setting Denmark
Genre Retelling of classic
Trivia castle in title or on cover

Queen of Scots
Book
Author book about Tudors
Actor trial in book
Setting Scotland or Scottish author
Genre Biography


Ready Player ONe
Book
Setting Ohio or Oklahoma
Genre set in 1980s
Trivia Star Trek book or Wil Wheaton narrator.


Red Sparrow
Book
Actor winner or nominee in 2012 of award
Setting Russia or Russian Author
Genre action thriller list 1st five pages


Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Book
Actor set in croatia or cathedral in title or set in Rennaisance


A Simple Favor
Book,
Author debut book
Setting CT Iowa, Chicago

The Sisters Brothers
Book
Author Scotiabank Giller PRize

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Book
Author Art on cover
Setting VA
Genre Romance
Trivia hands on cover


A Wrinkle in Time
Book
Author rural setting
Setting explorers
Genre YA SF
Trivia Indig people of Australia or NZ


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message 9: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19995 comments I already have enough books to get me to badge 3, but I doubt I will go farther. I think it is 216 total, so three badges worth is 72 books. I'm pretty sure that will be my plan for the movie year.


message 10: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments I might make it to 4--we'll see. I read 164 books this year, so I can definitely make 4 work if I want to.


message 11: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, book 1
2. Between Shades of Gray
3 Trivia
4. August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
5. Read ebook (320pp), but Hardcover is 313.
6. Book title should include "snow" or "ashes"
7. Book has Snow in title.
8. No Specifications.


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Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 2
2. Bel Canto
3 Author
4. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette
5. Read on Kindle, Hardcover is 342
6. Time must be in title.
7. Borrowed Time.
8. No Specifications.


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Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, book 3
2.Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,
3 Genre
4. Such Times by Christopher Coe
5. 317 (hard cover, first edition, signed by the author, whom I knew when he was writing it)
6. Genre must be LBTQ.
7. LBTQ listed on first page. Book is a novel about AIDS in the late 80s and early 90s.
8. No Specifications required.


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Janice (jamasc) | 48819 comments Such Times sounds like an interesting read!


message 15: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Janice wrote: "Such Times sounds like an interesting read!"

Heartbreaking and somewhat graphic if you are squeamish about gay sex, but that's partly because of the topic. I think Christopher was an amazing writer.


message 16: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 4
2. Every Day
3. Genre
4. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
5. 320 Pages
6. Genre needs to be YA Fantasy
7. Both YA and Fantasy on book's main page
8. No specifications


message 17: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 5
2. A Wrinkle in Time
3. Actor
4. Becoming by Michelle Obama
5. Audio but hardcover is 426 pages.
6. Book from Oprah's Book Club.
7. This one is the most recent book on the list
8. No specifications.


message 18: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 6
2. Forever My Girl,
3. Setting,
4. Pleasantville by Attica Locke
5. Did audio but hardcover is 432.
6. Setting must be Texas
7. Book is set in Houston (which was fun, since I live here)
8. No Specifications.


message 19: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 7
2. Boy Erased:
3. Author,
4. Circe by Madeline Miller
5. Did audio, but Hardcover is 393
6. One word title.
7. Circe is one word.
8. No specifications.


message 20: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments ******REASSIGNING BOOK!!!*********************
1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 7
2. Ready Player One
3. Author
4. Circe by Madeline Miller
5 Did audio, but hardcover is 393
6. An Aries task from 2018
7. Element e for the Zodiac Aries task was to read a book with God in title or mythology genre--this book has Fantasy--Mythology on first page and fits the definition of mythology, since Circe is a daughter of Helios from Greek Myth
8. No Specifications


message 21: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48819 comments What task did you have this down for originally. You need to tell me where you're moving it from, and where you're moving it to.


message 22: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 8
2. Boy Erased
3. Actor
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
5. 361 pages
6. Read a book about boyhood friends
7. Percy and his boyhood friend Grover are on dual quests in this book and help each other (other boyhood friends also feature in the tale)
8. No specifications


message 23: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Jan 20, 2019 06:18PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48819 comments I think our messages may have crossed. Please see message 21.

I think I've got it figured out, but please note for future.


message 24: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments *CLARIFYING REASSIGNMENT*

Circe Reassigned from Boy Erased Author to Ready Player One Author.


message 25: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48819 comments Lol! Thanks, Beth. :)


message 26: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 9
2. The House with a Clock in its Walls,,
3. Setting,
4. Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
5. Listened on Audio. Hardcover is 706
6. Required to be set in a fantasy world
7. While I wish Westeros existed, it doesn't.
8. No specifications


message 27: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 10
2. 12 Strong
3. Trivia
4. The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon, #7) by Daniel Silva
5. Did audio but hardcover 385 pp.
6. Horse on cover,
7. Janice approved horse in center of cover on question thread
8. No specifications


message 28: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challlenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 11
2. Meg,
3. Genre,
4. Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
5. Did audio but 433 hardcover,
6. must be thriller,
7. thriller listed on main page
8. No specifications


message 29: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1 Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 12!!!!
2. First Man;
3. Trivia,
4. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
5. did audio but hardcover is 320 pages.
6. Book must be Pulitzer winner
7. Won the Pulitzer for General Non-fiction in 2018
8. No Specifications


message 30: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18188 comments Beth wrote: "1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 9
2. The House with a Clock in its Walls,,
3. Setting,
4. Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
5. Listened on Audio. Hardcover ..."


Ooh. Did you like it? I've don't know ajyone who has read it yet. I was contemplating get it from the library.


message 31: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Sarah wrote: "Beth wrote: "1. Challenge Progress: Badge 1, Book 9
2. The House with a Clock in its Walls,,
3. Setting,
4. Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
5. Listened on Audi..."


Loved it. Hate that it's over. Now I might have to read the whole series again.


message 32: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1248 comments Congrats on finishing your first badge!


message 33: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48819 comments Woohoo! Congrats!


message 34: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Thanks! Back to reading...


message 35: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18188 comments That's good to hear Beth! Oh and congrats on your first badge. I don't know how people manage to read so quickly.


message 36: by Tricia (new)

Tricia (triciareadsitall) | 814 comments Great Job on finishing your first badge! I didn't think about the Percy Jackson series for boyhood friends; that was a good idea. I might just have to go back and reread one of those.


message 37: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17072 comments Grats Beth!


message 38: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 2, Book 1
2. Mary Poppins,
3. Setting
4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman,
5. Hardcover is 336 (I did audio)
6. Setting must be London,
7. book is set under London,
8. No Specifications


message 39: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19995 comments LOL! That looks so funny, "set under London", but I know what it means. Good one!


message 40: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 2, Book 2,
2. Crazy Rich Asians,
3. Actor,
4. Macbeth by Jo Nesbø,
5. Listened to audio; Hardcover is 446,
6. Shakespeare retelling,
7. Book is modern retelling of MacBeth,
8. No specifications


message 41: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19995 comments Did you like the Mcbeth story, Beth? I have seen it several times now, as well as a few other titles in this series list. I have only read the author's Harry Hole series books so far. I need to get back to him too. I think I own three of them that I have not read yet.


message 42: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments I enjoyed it. Stayed up too late one night listening, actually. My daughter just directed a 5th grade version of the play, so the plot details were fresh in my mind.


message 43: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 2, book 3
2. Fahrenheit 451
3. Actor
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
5. Audio, but hardcover is 552
6. Book about books
7. Stealing and reading books that are off limits under the Nazis is what the name of the book comes from. The character also treasures a book written for her by another character and later apparently writes a book.
8. No Specifications


message 44: by Beth (last edited May 26, 2019 11:41AM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 2, Book 4
2. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,
3. Author
4. Imagine Me Gone Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett by Adam Haslett
5. Hardcover is 356 pages.
6. Cover all black and white.
7. See image above
8. No specifications


message 45: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 2, Book 5
2. Jungle Book,
3. Author,
4. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
5. 381,
6. 5th book in a series
7. This is the 5th book in the Percy Jackson series
8. No specifications


message 46: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge Progress: Badge 2, Book 6
2. Juliet, Naked,
3. Trivia,
4. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
5. Did audio, but Hardcover 404.
6. Goodreads Choice winner
7. This was winner for fiction in 2013.
8. No specifications.


message 47: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19995 comments Did you like it?


message 48: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments Cherie wrote: "Did you like it?"

Yes, but not as much as Kite Runner


message 49: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge progress: Badge 2, Book 7
2. The Long Home,
3. Author,
4. Lost Light by Michael Connelly,
5. Hardcover 362,
6. Character served in Vietnam,
7. Bosch served in Vietnam
8. No specifications.


message 50: by Beth (last edited Feb 10, 2019 04:01PM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 1879 comments 1. Challenge progress: Badge 2, Book 8
2. Anihilation
3. Genre
4. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
5. Hardcover is 307--I read audiobook
6. Genre SciFi must be listed on the main page
7. Sci Fi is listed on main page
8. No specification


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