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message 1: by Kristel (last edited Oct 30, 2019 01:21PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments Keeping track of my reading. Yay for lists!!
I'll use some books for two or three challenges and I'll do the final count as I go, but I think I'll at least reach 76 books.

Soooo excited!!

Global book count: 79/76 (yay!!)

*Update* I've decided I won't be finishing the Popsugar Reading Challenge since I wasn't able to find books that I really want to read for some prompts.
YOLO
I'll be finishing the other 2 though.


message 2: by Kristel (last edited Dec 26, 2019 12:47PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments Reading Women Challenge:
26 prompts, 23 books for this challenge
(23/23)

✔1) A mystery or thriller written by a woman of color Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (★★★★☆)
✔2) A book about a woman with a mental illness The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (★★★★☆)
✔3) A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (★★★★☆)
✔4) A book about or set in Appalachia True Places by Sonja Yoerg (★★★★☆)
✔5) A children's book Sailor Moon: Eternal Edition 1 by Naoko Takeuchi (★★★★★)
✔6) A multigenerational family saga Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (★★★★★)
✔7) A book featuring a woman in science The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore (★★★★★)
✔8) A play Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling (★★★★☆)
✔9) A novella The Lost Sisters by Holly Black (★★★★★)
✔10) A book about a woman athlete The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman (★★★★☆)
✔11) A book featuring a religion other than your own A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (★★★★★)
✔12) A Lambda Literary Award winner Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado (★★★☆☆)
✔13) A myth retelling The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes (★★★★★)
✔14) A translated book published before 1945 Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang (★★★★☆)
✔15) A book written by a South Asian author The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (★★★★☆)
✔16) A book by an Indigenous woman Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot (★★★☆☆)
✔17) A book from the 2018 Reading Women Award shortlist A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (★★★★★)
✔18) A romance or love story Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (★★★★☆)
✔19) A book about nature Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (★★★★★)
✔20) A historical fiction book Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (★★★★★)
✔21) A book you bought or borrowed in 2019 The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco (★★★★★)
✔22) A book you picked up because of the cover Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (★★★★☆)
✔23) Any book from a series The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco (★★★★★)
✔24) A young adult book by a woman of color The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco (★★★★★)

BONUS:
✔25) A book by Jesmyn Ward Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (★★★★☆)
✔26) A book by Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (★★★★★)


message 3: by Kristel (last edited Nov 26, 2019 12:14PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge:
(41/50)

✔1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (★★★★★)
✔2. A book that makes you nostalgic Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (★★★★★)
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) 11/22/63 by Stephen King
✔4. A book you think should be turned into a movie Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (★★★★★)
✔5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (★★★★☆)
✔6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (★★★★☆)
✔7. A reread of a favorite book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (★★★★★)
✔8. A book about a hobby Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (★★★★☆)
✔9. A book you meant to read in 2018 Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (★★★★★)
✔10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (★★★★★)
✔11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover Hamlet by William Shakespeare (★★★★☆)
✔12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (★★★★★)
✔13. A book published posthumously Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (★★★★☆)
✔14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie Emma by Jane Austen (★★★★☆)
✔15. A retelling of a classic The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes (★★★★★)
16. A book with a question in the title
✔17. A book set on college or university campus The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (★★★★★)
✔18. A book about someone with a superpower The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (★★★★★)
19. A book told from multiple POVs The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
✔20. A book set in space Dark Age by Pierce Brown (★★★★★)
21. A book by two female authors Sueños de piedra by Iria G. Parente
✔22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (★★★★☆)
✔23. A book set in Scandinavia Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★)
✔24. A book that takes place in a single day Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (★★★★☆)
✔25. A debut novel The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★☆)
✔26. A book that's published in 2019 The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco (★★★★★)
✔27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (★★★★★)
✔28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (★★★☆☆)
✔29. A book with LOVE in the title El amante japonés by Isabel Allende (The Japanese Lover) (★★★☆☆)
30. A book featuring an amateur detective The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol 1 by Arthur Conan Doyle
✔31. A book about a family North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (★★★★☆)
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
✔33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (★★★★☆)
✔34. A book that includes a wedding A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (★★★★☆)
✔35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter Supernova by Marissa Meyer (★★★★☆)
✔36. A ghost story Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (★★★★☆)
✔37. A book with a two-word title Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (★★★★☆)
✔38. A novel based on a true story In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (★★★★☆)
✔39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (★★★★★)
✔40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge
Set in a country that fascinates you The Makioka Sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (★★★★☆)
✔41. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (★★★★★)
42. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North
✔43. An "own voices" book The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (★★★★☆)
✔44. Read a book during the season it is set in Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (★★★☆☆)
45. A LitRPG book Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
✔46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (★★★★☆)
✔47. Two books that share the same title The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman (★★★★★)
✔48. Two books that share the same title A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (★★★★☆)
✔49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (★★★★★)
50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


message 4: by Kristel (last edited Dec 14, 2019 07:17PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments The goal is to read at least 50 books in this list:
Serial Reader Challenge - 2019:
(51/67)

Finish a series: (16/16)
✔1. The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin: (2/2)
- The Obelisk Gate (★★★★★)
- The Stone Sky (★★★★★)
✔2. Caraval series by Stephanie Garber: (1/1)
- Finale (★★★☆☆)
✔3. The bone witch series by Rin Chupeco: (1/1)
- The Shadow Glass (★★★★★)
✔4. Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden: (1/1)
- The Winter of the Witch (★★★★★)
✔5. Renegades series by Marissa Meyer: (1/1)
- Supernova (★★★★☆)
✔6. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: (4/4)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (★★★★★)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (★★★★★)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (★★★★★)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (★★★★★)
✔7. The Folk of the Air by Holly Black: (3/3)
- The Lost Sisters (★★★★★)
- The Wicked King (★★★★★)
- The Queen of Nothing (★★★★☆)
✔8. El cementerio de los libros olvidados by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: (3/3)
- El juego del ángel (★★★★★)
- El prisionero del cielo (★★★★☆)
- El laberinto de los espíritus (★★★★★)

Start a series: (14/24)
✔1. Death Note Black Edition by Tsugumi Ohba: (3/3)
- Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1 (★★★★★)
- Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 2 (★★★★★)
- Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 3 (★★★★★)
2. Sailor Moon Eternal Edition by Naoko Takeuchi: (2/3)
- Sailor Moon: Eternal Edition 1 (★★★★★)
- Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 2 (★★★★★)
- Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 3
3. A song of ice and fire by George R.R. Martin: (0/3)
- A Game of Thrones
- A Clash of Kings
- A Storm of Swords
4. The Band by Nicholas Eames: (0/1)
- Kings of the Wyld
✔5. The Kingkiller chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss: (2/2)
- The Name of the Wind (★★★★★)
- The Wise Man's Fear (★★★★★)
✔6. The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty: (2/2)
- The City of Brass (★★★★☆)
- The Kingdom of Copper (★★★★☆)
7. Seven Kennings by Kevin Hearne: (0/1)
- A Plague of Giants
✔8. The Poppy War R.F. Kuang: (2/2)
- The Poppy War (★★★★★)
- The Dragon Republic (★★★★★)
9. Marabilia by Iria G. Parente: (0/3)
- Sueños de piedra
- Ladrones de libertad
- Títeres de la magia
10. Kingsbridge by Ken Follett: (0/1)
- The Pillars of the Earth
✔11. Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan: (1/1)
- Paper Girls: Book One (★★★★☆)
✔12. The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski: (2/2)
- The Last Wish (★★★★★)
- Sword of Destiny (★★★★☆)

Part of a series: (16/17)
✔1. The bone season by Samantha Shannon: (2/2)
- The Mime Order (★★★★☆)
- The Song Rising (★★★★★)
✔2. Beartown by Fredrik Backman: (1/1)
- Us Against You (★★★★★)
✔3. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman: (4/4)
- The Doll's House (★★★★★)
- Dream Country (★★★★★)
- Season of Mists (★★★★★)
- A Game of You (★★★★☆)
✔4. Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu: (2/2)
- Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood (★★★★★)
- Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven (★★★★★)
5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman: (0/1)
- Anansi Boys
✔6. Detective Galileo by Keigo Higashino: (2/2)
- Salvation of a Saint (★★★★☆)
- A Midsummer's Equation: A Detective Galileo Mystery (★★★★☆)
✔7. Dave Gurney by John Verdon: (1/1)
- White River Burning (★★★★★)
✔8. Red Rising by Pierce Brown: (4/4)
- Golden Son (★★★★★)
- Morning Star (★★★★★)
- Iron Gold (★★★★★)
- Dark Age (★★★★★)

Start to finish: (5/11)
1. Remembrance of Earth's Past by Liu Cixin: (0/3)
- The Three-Body Problem
- The Dark Forest
- Death's End
2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson: (0/3)
- The Final Empire
- The Well of Ascension
- The Hero of Ages
✔3. Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel: (3/3)
- Sleeping Giants (★★★★☆)
- Waking Gods (★★★★☆)
- Only Human (★★★★☆)
✔4. Stephen Fry's Great Mythology by Stephen Fry: (2/2)
- Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (★★★★★)
- Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures (★★★★★)


message 5: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments This looks like a great plan. I hope you have a great year lost in books!


message 6: by Marianne (new)

Marianne Franco (mariannef) | 28 comments What a great plan, wonderfully thought out! Good luck this year!


message 7: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments Blagica wrote: "This looks like a great plan. I hope you have a great year lost in books!"

Thanks!! I really have high hopes for this year!!


message 8: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments Marianne wrote: "What a great plan, wonderfully thought out! Good luck this year!"

Thanks!!! And good luck to you too!!!


message 9: by Amanda (new)

Amanda P. (amandapoland) | 70 comments You'll fly through Saga and want to continue to subsequent volumes! Good luck with your goals.


message 10: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Persson | 4 comments This looks amazing and inspirational 👍🏻. Great reading!


message 11: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments Amanda wrote: "You'll fly through Saga and want to continue to subsequent volumes! Good luck with your goals."

I cannot wait to get my hands on them!!!


message 12: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelmedinamd) | 29 comments Jenny wrote: "This looks amazing and inspirational 👍🏻. Great reading!"

Thank you!!! I am really excited!!


message 13: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Awesome job so far!


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