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message 1: by Jane (last edited Dec 07, 2018 12:41PM) (new)

Jane | 53 comments Here I will document the reading challenges that I want to participate in :)
Happy Reading!

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message 2: by Jane (last edited Aug 17, 2019 09:22AM) (new)

Jane | 53 comments 2019 Hoarders Challenge

Challenges & Books I plan to read:

1. Book that has been on your TBR list the longest:
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
I have this one on my list since 2012, oh my! It's about time to read it.

2. Book from a physical stash somewhere in your house
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

3. Book you got for free

4. Book you gave up on but promised to try again and finish this time
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I read around 30% of this book and I actually really liked it! I don't really know what happened, I guess I was overwhelmed by the page number. That must also have been around 2012/2013. Let's finish this one!

5. Book recommended by a friend
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

6. Book from BOTM selection you missed

7. Book from a series you abandoned
After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes


8. Book classic you got and never opened
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


9. Book that is in the 1-99 that is on your TBR list (virtual list here on goodreads)
Moby-Dick, or, the Whale by Herman Melville

10. Book that is/was assigned in school that you never really "read" - SKIMMING DOESNT COUNT!
Die Welle by Morton Rhue
Die Welle
I actually really loved to read assigned books in school. Even if they were hard or boring, I always had the motivation to finish them, since we talked about them in class, wrote papers on them etc. So as far as I can remember I really did read all of them. I googled books that are read in school and picked this one instead, since we did not read this in school but I am curious about it.

Books I finished reading:
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Moby-Dick, or, the Whale by Herman Melville The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes (sadly a dnf)


message 3: by Jane (last edited May 22, 2020 11:37AM) (new)

Jane | 53 comments Classics Challenge 2019

Stage Three


I will aim to read at least 11-15 books of this list (and/or others):
1. Romeo and Juliet
2. Macbeth
3. Of Mice and Men
4. Rebecca ✔
5. The Scarlet Letter ✔
6. The Odyssey
7. The Giver
8. Fahrenheit ✔
9. The Crucible
10. Brave New World
11. Crime and Punishment ✔
12. Slaughterhouse-Five
13. Moby-Dick or, The Whale ✔
14. Anna Karenina
15. A book by Jane Austen
16. The Handmaid's Tale ✔
17. The Count of Monte Cristo
18. Frankenstein


Books that I have read so far (13):
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Moby-Dick or, the Whale by Herman Melville Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Macbeth by William Shakespeare


message 4: by Jane (last edited Dec 10, 2020 12:15PM) (new)

Jane | 53 comments Genre Reading Challenge

Since I don't want to stress myself to finish this one in 2019, I will just try to tick off as many genres as I can and continue in 2020.

Adventure - Moby-Dick, or, the Whale
Biography - Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Chick-lit - Crazy Rich Asians
Childrens - A Little Princess
Classics - The Scarlet Letter
Contemporary - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Crime In Cold Blood ?
Dystopian - The Handmaid's Tale
Family Saga - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Fantasy - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Feminism - Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
General Nonfiction - Who Moved My Cheese?
Graphic Novel
Historical Fiction Daughter of Fortune ?
Historical Nonfiction Night
Humor and Comedy - Dad Is Fat
Horror - Gerald's Game
Literary Fiction - My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Magical Realism - Like Water for Chocolate
Manga Death Note Box Set ?
Memoir - Sex Object: A Memoir
Mystery or Thriller The Woman in the Window
Paranormal - The Raven Boys
Philosophy - Siddhartha
Poetry - The Princess Saves Herself in This One
Romance
Satire Animal Farm
Science Fiction - The Martian
Science Nonfiction Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind ?
Self-Help - Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life
Short Story Collection - Interpreter of Maladies
Tragedy/Drama
Travel - Into the Wild
a Trilogy The Lord of the Rings ?
Young Adult - Divergent

Books I finished reading:
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Unfu*k Yourself Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop Gerald's Game by Stephen King Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn Sex Object A Memoir by Jessica Valenti Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1) by Margaret Atwood Moby-Dick or, the Whale by Herman Melville Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Not That Bad Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Animal Farm by George Orwell


message 5: by Jane (last edited Dec 10, 2020 12:07PM) (new)

Jane | 53 comments 2020 Hoarders Challenge

Categories

1. Book that has been on your TBR list the longest
Daughter of Fortune ?
2. Book from a physical stash somewhere in your house
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
3. Book you got for free
4. Book you gave up on but promised to try again and finish this time
5. Book recommended by a friend
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
6. Book from BOTM selection you missed
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
7. Book from a series you abandoned
8. Book classic you got and never opened
The Iliad by Homer
9. Book that is in the 1-99 that is on your TBR list (virtual list here on goodreads)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl
10. Book that is/was assigned in school that you never really "read" - SKIMMING DOESNT COUNT!



What I actually read:
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls The Iliad by Homer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl


message 6: by Jane (last edited Dec 10, 2020 12:10PM) (new)

Jane | 53 comments Classics Challenge 2020

Stage Four
Read 16- 20 classic books


Classics read:
1. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
2. The Iliad by Homer
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl
5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis


message 7: by Jane (new)

Jane | 53 comments Classics Challenge 2021

Stage Three
Read 11-15 classic books


TBR:


Classics read:


message 8: by Jane (last edited May 06, 2021 08:45AM) (new)

Jane | 53 comments 2021 Hoarders Challenge

Categories
1. Book that has been on your TBR list the longest
Daughter of Fortune ?
2. Book from a physical stash somewhere in your house
3. Book you got for free
4. Book you gave up on but promised to try again and finish this time
5. Book recommended by a friend
6. Book from BOTM selection you missed
7. Book from a series you abandoned
8. Book classic you got and never opened
9. Book that is in the 1-99 that is on your TBR list (virtual list here on goodreads)
10. Book that is/was assigned in school that you never really "read" - SKIMMING DOESNT COUNT!
The wave


What I actually read:


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