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message 1: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments It's nearly time to hand out the Listopia participation points, but first we will need to vote.

If you read even ONE book on your selected Listopia list, please post the name of your list and the link to it in this thread.

This list will be the definitive list we use to vote for the following categories:

a) Most interesting list (10 participation points per book)
b) Hardest list to read (20 participation points per book)
c) List we least expected the particular member to choose (10 participation points per book)

If your list wins, you will receive the points indicated for each book you've read and reviewed (since January) on the list.

Voting will be included in the normal participation points voting on the 15th and all members, whether they did the challenge or not, may vote on the list choices.

Feel free to post any questions below as well!


message 2: by Anita (last edited Dec 05, 2018 02:44AM) (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments Example:

The Natural World: Natural Science and Natural History for Adults

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

3 books read and reviewed.

p.s. I attempted this challenge (not very successfully I might add, and if my list wins any of the categories, I will be raffling my points off to one of the Listopia challenge participants since I am not eligible for points.)


message 3: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 2215 comments The most disturbing book ever written
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

6 books read and reviewed

1. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus - Richard Preston
2. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
3. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
4. The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
5. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith - Jon Krakauer
6. Girl, Interrupted- Susanna Kaysen


message 4: by Jeremiah (new)

Jeremiah Cunningham | 717 comments Best by Michael Connelly

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8...

I have read 5 of 6 books for this challenge and still hope to read book six in December.


message 5: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 6004 comments QUESTION ....
I did two lists ... do I post both or just one of them?


message 6: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 6004 comments LIST: Best Literary Mysteries

I read & reviewed 6 books:
1. Snow Falling on Cedars / David Guterson (# 21)
2. My Name Is Red / Orhan Pamuk (# 88)
3. The Cuckoo's Calling / Robert Galbraith (# 93)
4. Smilla's Sense of Snow / Peter Hoeg (# 18)
5. Dark Places / Gillian Flynn (# 41)
6. The Forgotten Garden / Kate Morton (# 47)


message 7: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments You may post both, BC!


message 9: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 7865 comments Finished
Best Strong Female Fantasy

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Read 3 from Medieval and Renaissance historical fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 10: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8846 comments I had five lists.... completed 4, read 4 of number 5.

Remarkable Women in Historical Fiction
Amazon’s 2017 Top 100 Fiction
Girl in a Red Dress
Historical Fiction in the Jazz Age
Historical Fiction with a dash of Magic

They are all pretty run of the mill and typical of me.... very predictive. Except for maybe Girl in a Red Dress. I thought it might be kind of fun to see how many I could rack up in a year. And it led me to some interesting titles I might not of picked. Or gotten to so quickly.


message 11: by Jgrace (new)

Jgrace | 2938 comments Art and Artists in Fiction
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

4 books read and reviewed.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


I started this challenge late in the year after fiddling away far too much time perusing lists. I realize the official timeline is ended, but I will complete the 6 book challenge before the end of the year. That's good enough for me. I've really enjoyed this one.


message 13: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (jennywilliams88) | 701 comments What to Read When You've Finished Jane Austen

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...

The Picture of Dorian Gray - review: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Great Expectations - review: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The Eyre Affair - review: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Anna Karenina - review: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Anne of Green Gables - review: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Cranford - review: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Challenge completed 22/09/2018


message 14: by annapi (last edited Dec 05, 2018 10:27AM) (new)

annapi | 5068 comments List: Titlemania III: Whole-Sentence Titles

Books read, with links to my reviews:
1. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
2. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
3. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
5. The Wench Is Dead by Colin Dexter
6. Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

Challenge completed Aug 13, 2018


message 15: by Joni (last edited Dec 06, 2018 10:53AM) (new)


message 16: by Anita (last edited Dec 05, 2018 12:14PM) (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments Joni wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Can you please add the title of your list?

Many thanks!!


message 17: by Joi (new)

Joi (missjoious) | 3822 comments I copied Ellen's list.
List:
The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written


1) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, finished April 13
2) The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, finished April 25
3) Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks, finished Oct 4

Didn't think this one out super well, don't really want to read 3 more disturbing books during the holiday cheer time of year, lol.


message 18: by Barbara M (last edited Dec 05, 2018 04:39PM) (new)

Barbara M (barbara-m) | 2275 comments Around the World Through Fiction. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
1. The Summer Before the War - England
2. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell - Afghanistan
3. A Fine Balance - India
4. Pearl of China - China
5. Women of the Silk - China
6. A Well-Tempered Heart - Burma / Maynmar
Finished


message 19: by LibraryCin (last edited Dec 05, 2018 04:54PM) (new)

LibraryCin | 8619 comments Anita wrote: p.s. I attempted this challenge (not very successfully I might add, and if my list wins any of the categories, I will be raffling my points off to one of the Listopia challenge participants since I am not eligible for points.)..."

I was going to ask if we, as admins, should post our lists, as well. I wasn't going to, but if you are...?


message 20: by KateNZ (new)

KateNZ | 2502 comments Mine was Speculative fiction that passes the Bechdel test. Great fun.

I've completed 5 out of 6 (just finishing the sixth The Fifth Season, so I'll complete the challenge this year, which is just fine by me :)).

1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
3. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
4.Doomsday Book by Connie Wills
5. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie


message 21: by KateNZ (last edited Dec 06, 2018 12:16AM) (new)

KateNZ | 2502 comments Mine was Speculative fiction that passes the Bechdel test Great fun.

I completed 5 out of 6, but didn't do a review of the last 2 so I don't think they strictly count for points, yes?

The sixth out of the list The Fifth Season is almost finished, so I'll complete the challenge to my satisfaction before the end of the year.

The five I read were:
1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
3. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
4.Doomsday Book by Connie Wills
5. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie


message 22: by Susie (new)

Susie | 4488 comments I’ll do this as soon as I’m near my laptop.


message 23: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments LibraryCin wrote: "Anita wrote: p.s. I attempted this challenge (not very successfully I might add, and if my list wins any of the categories, I will be raffling my points off to one of the Listopia challenge partici..."

It's fine, Cindy . . .


message 24: by Joni (new)

Joni | 622 comments Anita wrote: "Joni wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Can you please add the title of your list?

Many thanks!!"


Anita, I added the list name in my original response.


message 25: by NancyJ (last edited Dec 11, 2018 07:16AM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 5570 comments My major challenge this year was to read books on the PBS's Great American Read list.

Listopia list:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

My shelf with all the books I read on this list in 2018:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Their Eyes Were Watching God
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Looking for Alaska
Lonesome Dove
A Prayer for Owen Meany
To Kill a Mockingbird
Frankenstein (1818)
The Color Purple
Sirens of Titan, Vonegut
Handmaid's Tale
Americanah
Pride and Prejudice
And Then There Were None
Ghost
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Tales of the City

Books within series on the list:
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia)
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander)
Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings)


message 27: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8619 comments OK, mine was "Best Biographies".
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

I completed 7, and had 3 more I'd also hoped to get to (but won't)
1. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. 3.5 stars
2. Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie. 2 stars
3. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie. 3 stars
4. Cleopatra: A Life / Stacy Schiff. 3 stars
5. In the Garden of Beasts / Erik Larson. 3.5 stars
6. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. 3 stars
7. Destiny of the Republic / Candice Millard. 2.5 stars


message 28: by Sushicat (last edited Dec 07, 2018 03:58AM) (new)

Sushicat | 804 comments I picked:
Listopia - Best Middle East Fiction
I would choose only books from the list that are by authors that are native to the region - definitely no Death on the Nile...

1 - Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz - 4 stars
2 - Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi - 4 stars
3 - The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - 5 stars
4 - Memed mein Falke by Yaşar Kemal - 4 stars
5 - The President's Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli - 5 stars
6 -

Read and reviewed 5 so far, number 6 should follow in December.


Mindy aka serenity | 120 comments Mine was Best Middle Ages Books: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...

I reviewed 1 of 6 books:

1. Timeline by Michael Crichton 4 stars

This was harder than I expected it to be! Many of the books that I thought should be on this list weren't, so I kept reading books that turned out not to count.


message 30: by Susie (new)

Susie | 4488 comments Ahhhh! I still have to do this. Tonight. I promise!


message 31: by Susie (new)

Susie | 4488 comments My list was rather predictable, after starting off with a non-fiction list and backing out in May! I read from Man Booker Prize Eligible 2018 - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

I ended up reading 29 books from the list. Not hard seeing as it was right in my wheelhouse!


message 32: by Susie (new)

Susie | 4488 comments Actually, I just remembered that the first three were ineligible due to me reading them before I switched lists, so make that 26 books from my list.


message 33: by Becky C (new)

Becky C | 120 comments This challenge looks so fun! Will this be a repeat for 2019??


message 34: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8619 comments Becky C wrote: "This challenge looks so fun! Will this be a repeat for 2019??"

Hi, Becky. We are in the process of voting for two new challenges for next year.
Read more about the options here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 35: by Becky C (new)

Becky C | 120 comments LibraryCin wrote: "Becky C wrote: "This challenge looks so fun! Will this be a repeat for 2019??"

Hi, Becky. We are in the process of voting for two new challenges for next year.
Read more about the options here:
..."


Thanks!! I'll take a look.


message 36: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 6004 comments Well ... too late to make the poll but I also read from this list


Best Southern Literature
I read and reviewed these five:
1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (# 67)
2. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (#220)
3. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (# 21)
4. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (# 19)
5. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg (# 5 )

I'm planning to read the sixth book yet this month ....
Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote (# 82)


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