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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod
New Years Resolution Challenge - January 2019




This will be a team reading challenge which will run from January 1st 2019 to January 31st 2019. Results will be announced on February 1st 2019.


To complete this challenge, participants will be split into teams. Each team will read books of their own choice (which fit the challenge guidelines), and points will be awarded based on the length of the book, and whether you have buddy-read your book.
You may also choose to take part in this challenge as a solo participant ☺


Link to team threads - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...





Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod





How it works:


For this challenge, you'll be reading books which fit descriptions, based on popular New Years resolutions ☺ You may choose which of these descriptions you would like to use, and you may re-use descriptions as often as you would like, there are no limits ☺
(See below for descriptions!)







Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod



Resolutions and Descriptions:


1. Get in shape:
- Read a book featuring an athlete.
- Read a book with the letters 'F', 'I', and 'T' in the title/author's name.
- Read a book with the words 'get', 'in', or 'shape' in the title/author's name.
- Read a book with the name of a shape in the title or series name (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, oval, heart, star, diamond - please check if you would like to use a shape other than these.)
- Read a BIG book (over 600 pages), lifting that is like weight lifting surely?


2. Lose weight:
- Read an ebook.
- Read an audiobook
(Ebooks and audiobooks are so much lighter than hard copies, it's like instantly losing weight!)
- Read a book in which a main character has an eating disorder.
- Read a book in which a main character is overweight.
- Read a book which has the letters 'D', 'I', 'E', and 'T' in the title/author's name.


3. Eat more healthily:
- Read a book which has a fruit or vegetable on the cover.
- Read a book which has the name of a fruit or vegetable in the title or author's name.
- Read a book which has a title which starts with the letter 'P' (for eating more protein).
- Read a book which has a title which starts with the letter 'W' (for drinking more water).
- Read a book which has the letter 'V' in the title or author's name (for getting your vitamins).


4. Learn a new skill or hobby:
- Read a book in which the main character does something which you would like to be able to do. (This could be horse-riding, surfing, ice-skating, drawing, dancing, etc.)
- Read a book by an author you haven't read a book by previously.
- Read a new book (Published from January 2018 onwards).
- Read a book with the word 'new' in the title or author's name.
- Read a book which has a title which starts with the letters 'H', or 'S' (for hobby or skill).


5. Spend more time with family and friends:
- Read a book with a buddy.
- Read a book that a friend or family member gave to you.
- Read a book that a friend or family member loaned to you.
- Read a book that a friend or family member recommended to you.
- Read a book that a friend or family member wrote.


6. Drink less alcohol:
- Read a book which deals with addiction and/or substance abuse.
- Read a book which features a main character with alcoholism.
- Read a book which has water/snow/ice/rain on the cover.
- Read a book which does not have the letter 'A' in the title (for alcohol).
- Read a book which has the word 'less' in the title or author's name.


7. Stop smoking:
- Read a book has the word 'smoke' in its title.
- Read a book in which a main character is a firefighter.
- Read a book which has the letters 'W', and 'P' in the title/author's name (for willpower)
- Read a book which does not have the letter 'S' in the title (for smoke).
- Read a book which has the word 'stop' in the title/author's name.


8. Save money:
- Read a book which you got for free (could be a free ebook, a library book, a gift, a book you've borrowed) **Please note that we no longer consider Kindle Unlimited books to be free books, as this is a paid-for service.**
- Read a review copy.
- Read a book which has the word 'save' in the title.
- Read a book which you've read before (must be at least 1 year since you have last read it).
- Read a book which features a millionaire/billionaire as a main character.





Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod


Rules/Guidelines:


* Books must be read between the 1st of January and the 31st of January inclusive. Books started before January may be used, but you will only earn points for pages read in January. Please let us know how many pages you have read in January when posting your review.

* Books must be over 100 pages long, without illustrations/photographs etc.
-- 150 pages minimum for middle-grade books.
-- 300 pages minimum for poetry, books written in verse, manga/graphic novels, books which have some illustrations, and plays.
-- Books which are mainly illustrations, such as some children's books, picture books, and some non-fiction books etc. cannot be used as part of this challenge.

* Middle-grade, and children's books without illustrations/photographs will earn 1 point for every 150 pages due to the reduced word count. This applies to all books which are tagged 'middle-grade' or 'children's' more times than they are tagged YA. This includes Goosebumps books, The Wind in the Willows, the Magisterium series, and The Secret Garden to name a few.

* Books which are illustrated or have photographs will receive 1 point for every 300 pages. If your book has an illustrator listed or is tagged 'illustrated', then it will fall into this category. This includes books such as The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events, books by Roald Dahl, Doll Bones, and Charlotte's Web to name a few.

* Manga, graphic novels, plays, poetry, and books written in verse will receive 1 point for every 300 pages due to reduced word count. If your book is tagged 'Sequential Art', 'Graphic Novels', 'Comics', 'Manga', 'Poetry', 'Verse', 'Play', or words to that effect, then it will fall into this category.

* If your poetry book or graphic novel does not meet the minimum page count, we will allow you to add together the page counts of 2 or more books to make it to the minimum page count. Books will both have to match a description though, and must be posted at the same time.

* If you are reading novellas which are less than 100 pages long, you may also add together the page counts of one or more novellas of less than 100 pages, to get to the minimum page count of 100 pages. Books will both have to match a description though, and must be posted at the same time.

* You are welcome to read physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks for this challenge, and you are also welcome to read in any language as long as you provide us with an English translation of your review/updates either as part of your review, on your team's review thread, or by personal message to either Abbie or myself.

* If for any reason you are unable to publish your review on Goodreads, it can also be sent to either myself or Abbie via personal message. Please let us know that you will be doing this before you do it though, and please continue to post on your team's review thread as normal, and stating 'review sent to Sarah/Abbie by personal message' after 'Review:'.

* Re-reads are allowed as long as it has been at least a year since you last read the book, and you write a new review or updates. We recommend that you post on your review '2019 re-read', or something to that effect so that we can easily see what your new review is.

*A review or 4 detailed updates will be required for each book read.

*Buddy reads must have a minimum of 4 comments to count, and comments must be detailed, and about the book.

* Buddy reads must take place within this group (YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥) to gain the extra points.

* You should not start a buddy read more than 7 days before the start date, or more than 14 days after the start date, or the last comment on the thread, whichever is later. If you do need to change the date, check with your buddy as they may also be able to start early/late with you.

* Please post the link to your buddy read along with the book you are reading and the start date on the 'Planned Buddy Reads' list for the correct month - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

* There are no set books which need to be read, any book matching the description will count, so books can be chosen by the reader. Please check with us before reading if you are unsure whether your book counts or not.

* Which description you want to use is your choice, as long as it matches the description then that is fine.

* You will only receive points for each book once, even if it fits multiple descriptions.

* You may use editions with different titles for this challenge, but the title must be spelled using English letters.

* Higher page count editions may be used when claiming points for pages, but page counts for iphone/ibook editions will not be accepted, and neither will page counts for audiobook editions, or 'flipback' or dwarsligger editions (you are still welcome to read in these formats, but must use a different page count). We also request that you leave us a link to the edition with the page count that you are using, if the book has multiple editions with different page counts.

* Please do not go back and alter posts once they have been counted, if you need to make a change, please make a new post on your team's review thread, with a link to your original post, and then explain the change, for example; a higher page count edition has been found, or a buddy read needs to be added, and please include links.

* We will be tracking the number of books that people are reading, to see whether they are reading the minimum number of books required for the level of team that they are on. If over a period of several months you are consistently reading less than the required number of books, we will ask you to move to a lower level of team, or go solo. This is because it is unfair to other team members if you continue to sign up for a medium team, yet are only reading 2 books a month.


* Our regular challenge rules can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

*** If you are not sure if your book counts, please ask before you read it. Questions can be posted on this thread, or sent by personal message to either myself or Abbie.***





Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod



Points :

* Points will be awarded based on pages read:
*100 - 199 pages = 1 point
*200 - 299 pages = 2 points
*300 - 399 pages = 3 points
*400 - 499 pages = 4 points
*500 - 599 pages = 5 points
*600+ pages = 6 points
(maximum of 6 points per book)


* Buddy reads DOUBLE your points score for pages, so a 300 page book + buddy read = 6 points. 600 page book + buddy read = 12 points. (Bonus points for buddy reads will only be given if the buddy read has taken place in our group.)


*Mods will keep track of each teams points, using the following system -

Team Name:


__________|_Books_|_Buddy_|__Page____|__Total
__________|_Read__|_Reads_|__Points__|

Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|_____0
Name______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|_____0

Team______|___0___|___0___|_____0____|_____0


Please note - we will be tracking how many books you have read, but you will not receive points for this column. This is to allow us to see whether you are reading the minimum number of books required for the level of team that you have requested to be on. You will receive a '1' for every book over 100 pages long, or for every 300 pages of graphic novels, poetry etc, that you have read.




Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod



This challenge will be a team challenge. When signing up please let us know if you want to join a 'Serious' team (reading 12 books or more each), a 'Medium' team (reading 8-12 books each) or a 'Just for fun' team (reading any number of books each).


***Please only sign up for 'Serious' or 'Medium' if you are able to read the minimum number of books for that level of team, so 3 books a week for Serious, and 2 books a week for Medium.***


You may also sign up as a solo participant, and will compete against your other solo competitors, as well as those people in teams. An individual leaderboard will be published at the end of the challenge.


Teams should be posted by December 27th at the latest. If you wish to join a 'Serious' or 'Medium' team, please sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You may join as a solo player, or join a fun team at any time.

Thank you! ☺


message 7: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Dec 28, 2018 01:30AM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod



Participants:

Serious -
Wolf
Ashleigh
Tiera
✨Skye✨
Aly
Andrea
Ritika
Cinthia
☆☆Hannah☆☆
Sharon
❤ Aly ❤
Sanah
Leah
rx
Sarah


Medium -
Lesa
Abby
Jennifer
Luupi
Quirks
Janani(ஜனனி)
Isha
Jenn
Riddhi
Melanie
Erin
Ivana - Diary of Difference
Tracy
Jennifer
Jazzy
Astrid
Jamie
❛jingle bell rock❜ (kayla)
Amanda Setasha
Jacquelyn
Laura
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
izzy
Shae
Vanessa
Ari ☾
KatiePotatieArts
Sophie
Robyn
Bea (Books And Bees of Bea)
Alex
Megan
Rae
Beatrice


Just-For-Fun -
Bookbuyer
+Jill
+Slytherpuff
+Natalie
+Sierra
+Raghad
+Tiffany
Keyona
Bellatrix *The Amazon Star*
Mara
Becky
Andrea
Haris
Malu
Meaghan
Jordan
Shannara
Jesa Rachele
Naomi
Callie
Alyssa
Susan
Katelyn
Adriana
Brooke
Saar The Book owl
Gabi
Catreads
Darlene
Abby
Amber
Haley
Natalia
Dragonfly
Lane
Andréa
Morgan
Michelle
Sofia loves Misha
Floor
Siobhan
Lisa
Aneta
Bunnita (Worth Reading It?)
Abi
Karen
cersei
Jena
Kelli
Mariana
roselovestoread
Christine


Solo -
Krystal
June
Ryn
Anjali S
Kirsty
Kyra
Alice





Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod




message 9: by Anna 'Bookbuyer' (last edited Dec 12, 2018 05:43AM) (new)

Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22785 comments Mod
I'm in. Fun


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Sierra Lynn | 1734 comments im in, medium please :)


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Lesa Divine | 1513 comments Medium....please....thanks...


message 12: by Muslim (new)

Muslim Alinizi (dkalinizi) Sarah wrote: "Resolutions and Descriptions:


1. Get in shape:
- Read a book featuring an athlete.
- Read a book with the letters 'F', 'I', and 'T' in the title/author's name.
- Read a book with the words 'get',..."



Aye yo Rah Rah, I think it's awesome that you're challenging members to keep remember their bodies health, as well as their minds while they read; and that you're challenging them to pursue their ambitions as well. It shows that you're invested and I feel the love, I'm newer to the group but wanted to give you a shout out. Thanks! (:


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod
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Wolf (Alpha) | 2615 comments Serious please.


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod
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message 16: by Ashleigh (new)

Ashleigh | 3290 comments Serious please :)


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Keyona | 445 comments fun please!


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Abby | 5454 comments Medium


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Tiera McMillian (hawtmess) | 3465 comments Serious please!


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Karen Barber | 10614 comments Love this challenge. I'd like to sign up for medium please so I can try and start to clear my TBR book case while taking part in the challenge.


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Jennifer Jones | 25 comments Medium please 📚


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod
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Luupi "The Reading Queen" I'm in Medium please :D


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84157 comments Mod
Added ☺


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Quirks (quirkyopinions) | 7167 comments Medium, please.


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Mara (mara97) | 468 comments I will go for just for fun again. Will probably read enough books for medium, but they're all a bit short so few pages.


Janani(ஜனனி)⁷ (ironkittyrebel) Medium :)


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Becky  | 474 comments Fun please


message 29: by Jill (last edited Dec 12, 2018 07:15AM) (new)

Jill | 2898 comments Medium for me :)

EDIT: please switch me to for fun with Bookbuyer and Slytherpuff if possible


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✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments Serious please!


message 31: by Slytherpuff (new)

Slytherpuff | 1467 comments Fun, please. With Bookbuyer if at all possible.


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Andrea Ahn | 402 comments Just for fun please :)


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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22785 comments Mod
Slytherpuff wrote: "Fun, please. With Bookbuyer if at all possible."

Yes please! :)


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Krystal Ayers | 4313 comments Solo please!


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Isha (imisha) | 589 comments Medium please!


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 5104 comments Mod
January is looking busy for me so I think I'll try Medium for this :)


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Haris Jablan (luta) | 872 comments For fun please


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Malu Marinho Just for fun here 🤚🏼


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Meaghan (ectophine) | 3629 comments Just for fun please!


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Riddhi Mazumder (goodreadscomriddhi_desiderium) | 670 comments Medium.


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Melanie (lovebeingvegan) | 11923 comments Medium please. 😊


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Lee | 1443 comments Medium, please.


Ivana - Diary of Difference (diaryofdifference) | 62 comments Medium :)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10015 comments Hi, serious please :)


message 45: by Andy (new)

Andy | 14623 comments Serious I guess


A_Proud_Page_Turner (mel062010) Hi medium please. :')


message 47: by Raghad (new)

Raghad | 1501 comments Just for fun please


message 48: by Ritika (new)

Ritika Mendiratta | 616 comments In for serious!


message 49: by Cinthia (new)

Cinthia | 5775 comments Serious pls.


☆☆Hannah☆☆ | 5796 comments I'm in for serious please and thanks!


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