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message 1: by Brittany (last edited Oct 30, 2019 06:42PM) (new)

Brittany (brittburkard) | 32 comments Personal Goal
My overall goal is to simply read 30 40 50 60 books this year, however I wanted to utilize some of the challenges to try to break out of my reading comfort zone and get some new genre, authors, and topics into my usual line up!

Read: 65/60

1. Mr. Dickens and His Carol
2. Book Love
3. This Phenomenal Life: The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe
4. Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1: Flora & Fauna
5. The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey
6. Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel
7. Evolution
8. Eclipse, Vol. 1
9. Manifest Destiny, Vol. 2: Amphibia & Insecta
10. Eclipse, Vol. 2
11. A Boy Called Christmas
12. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
13. Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening
14. Apathy
15. Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
16. The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom
17. Manifest Destiny, Vol. 3: Chiroptera & Carniformaves
18. Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
19. A Gracious Space: Fall: Daily Reflections to Sustain Your Homeschooling Commitment
20. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
21. Educated
22. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
23. Eye of the Storm
24. The Gunslinger
25. The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury
26. The Year of the Dog
27. A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice
28. Moxie
29. Shatter Me
30. Destroy Me
31. Obernewtyn
32. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
33. A Mind of Her Own
34. Night of the Living Trekkies
35. Nightfall
36. Audrey of the Outback
37. Side Quests
38. Perfect Chemistry
39. Fever 1793
40. The Wild Robot
41. Mr. Popper's Penguins
42. Six of Crows
43. Rolling in the Deep
44. The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
45. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
46. Accidental Duelist
47. Dominion
48. Unity
49. The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
50. Illuminae
51. Hunter
52. The Darkest Minds
53. Never Fade
54. Never Fade
55. Bird Box
56. Pachinko
57. The Benefits of Being an Octopus
58. The Paper Magician
59. The Glass Magician
60. Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through The Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

61. Maroo of the Winter Caves
62. Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace
63. The Ark Plan
64. The Turn of the Key
65. Strange the Dreamer


2019 Reading Stats


Books read: 65/60
Average length of book:
Longest book:
Shortest book:
Most popular book:
Least popular book:
Highest rated book:

2019 Challenges
Build Your Library 2019 Family Reading Challenge
2019 Color Challenge
2019 Pop Sugar Challenge

Genre
Fiction: 55

General: 5
Children's Fiction: 7
Classics:
Fantasy: 5
Science Fiction: 11
Romance: 1
LitRPG: 6
Graphic Novel Fiction: 10
Historical fiction: 4
Horror: 4
Mystery/thriller: 1
Play:
Poetry:
Short stories: 1

Nonfiction: 11

General: 6
Biography/memoir: 4
Children's Nonfiction: 1


Length
Short (250 pages and under): 30
Medium (251-500 pages): 28
Long (501-750 pages): 4
Very long (over 750 pages): 2

Standalone or series
Standalone: 33
Series: 33

Owned or borrowed
Library book: 12
Library ebook: 3
Library audiobook: 0
Owned book: 27
Owned ebook: 20
Owned audiobook: 3
Prime Reading ebook: 1


message 3: by Brittany (last edited Nov 14, 2019 03:50PM) (new)

Brittany (brittburkard) | 32 comments Personal Challenge: Build Your Library 2019 Family Reading Challenge
goodreads Group for Challenge: Build Your Library Goodreads Challenge

30/40
✅ 1. A book that tells a story in an unconventional format.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman
✅ 2. An award-winning book.
26 Fairmount Avenue (26 Fairmount Avenue, #1) by Tomie dePaola

3. An #ownvoices story that takes place in Asia.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

☐ 4. An #ownvoices story that takes place in Africa. (view spoiler)
☐ 5. An #ownvoices story that takes place in Central or South America.
☐ 6. A book that takes place in two different time periods.
✅ 7. A story told in multiple perspectives.
Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles, #1) by Mindee Arnett

☐ 8. A story based in mythology. (view spoiler)
9. Re-read a favorite book.
Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1) by Isobelle Carmody
10. A book that got a lot of hype that you haven't read.
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
11. A book you have never heard of before.
The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury by Marc Levy
✅ 12. A new (to you) book by a favorite author.
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman

☐ 13. A history or historical fiction book based on a time period you know nothing about.
☐ 14. A memoir about a person you find fascinating. (view spoiler)
15. A book with an LGBTQIA+ protagonist.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee

16. A book about a female scientist.
A Mind of Her Own by Paula McLain
☐ 17. A book with the name of an element from the Periodic Table in the title. (view spoiler)
18. A history book told in graphic novel format.
Anne Frank's Diary The Graphic Adaptation by Ari Folman

19. A book from a previous Family Reading Crate that you haven't read yet.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner
☐ 20. A book about an indigenous people group. (view spoiler)
21. A book about climate change.
Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner

22. A new release.
Dominion (Awaken Online, #4) by Travis Bagwell
✅ 23. A book written by someone famous (for something other than writing.)
Bird Box (Bird Box, #1) by Josh Malerman

24. A book that takes place in a country you have always wanted to visit.
A Geisha's Journey My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice by Komomo
25. A book that takes place in your state.
I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

26. A fantasy book with at least one mythical creature.
The Last Unicorn The Lost Journey by Peter S. Beagle

27. The next book in a series you have already started.
Evolution (Awaken Online, #3) by Travis Bagwell

✅ 28. A book set in space.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

29. A book that you judged based on its cover.
This Phenomenal Life The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe by Misha Blaise

30. A book you think will be a new favorite.
Monstress, Vol. 1 Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu
☐ 31. A book that intimidates you.
☐ 32. A story that is meta. (view spoiler)
✅ 33. A non-fiction book about a skill you want to learn.
Keeping a Nature Journal Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You by Clare Walker Leslie

34. A book written the year you were born.
Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1) by Isobelle Carmody
✅ 35. A book with your favorite color on the cover.
Ark by Veronica Roth

36. A book about a social and/or political issue that is important to you.
Educated by Tara WestoverDumbing Us Down The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor GattoThe Unschooling Handbook How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom by Mary GriffithMaid Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

✅ 37. A book of short stories or poems.
Side Quests (Viridian Gate Online Anthology) by James A. Hunter

✅ 38. A book featuring aquatic life.
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

39. A book with a character with the same first, middle, or last name as you.
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles
✅ 40. A book that is similar (in theme or story) to your favorite movie or tv show.
Alien Echo by Mira Grant



message 4: by Brittany (last edited Nov 14, 2019 03:34PM) (new)

Brittany (brittburkard) | 32 comments In for 18.

Yearly Challenge: 2019 Color Challenge

16/18

1. Read a book with "White" or any shade of white in the cover (ivory, cream, bone, etc...).
Book Love by Debbie Tung The Unschooling Handbook How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith
2. Read a book with "Pink" or any shade of pink in the cover (rose, magenta, salmon, etc...).
Manifest Destiny, Vol. 3 Chiroptera & Carniformaves by Chris Dingess Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
3. Read a book with "Red" or any shade of red in the cover (maroon, brick, scarlet, etc...).
The Last Unicorn The Lost Journey by Peter S. Beagle The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
4. Read a book with "Orange" or any shade of orange in the cover (apricot, ginger, carrot, etc...).
Educated by Tara Westover A Geisha's Journey My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice by Komomo
5. Read a book with "Yellow" or any shade of yellow in the cover (blond, chartreuse, canary, etc...).
Eclipse, Vol. 1 by Zack Kaplan Eclipse, Vol. 2 by Zack Kaplan Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson
6. Read a book with "Green" or any shade of green in the cover (sage, lime, jade, etc...).
Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1 Flora & Fauna by Chris Dingess Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1) by Isobelle Carmody The Ark Plan (Edge of Extinction, #1) by Laura Martin
7. Read a book with "Light Blue" or any shade of light blue in the cover (teal, sky, cerulean, etc...).
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva This Phenomenal Life The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe by Misha Blaise Manifest Destiny, Vol. 2 Amphibia & Insecta by Chris Dingess Apathy (Awaken Online, #3.5) by Travis Bagwell The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury by Marc Levy Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
8. Read a book with "Dark Blue" or any shade of dark blue in the cover (indigo, denim, navy, etc...).
Evolution (Awaken Online, #3) by Travis Bagwell A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner
☐ 9. Read a book with "Purple" or any shade of purple in the cover (lavender, plum, orchid, etc...).
10. Read a book with "Brown" or any shade of brown in the cover (tan, mahogany, coffee, etc...).
A Gracious Space Fall Daily Reflections to Sustain Your Homeschooling Commitment by Julie Bogart A Mind of Her Own by Paula McLain
11. Read a book with "Black" or any shade of black in the cover (grey, slate, coal, etc...).
Monstress, Vol. 1 Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu Dumbing Us Down The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto Anne Frank's Diary The Graphic Adaptation by Ari Folman The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
✅ 12. Read a book with a Metallic color in the cover (gold, silver, bronze, etc...).
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
13. Read a book with at least 5 colors on the cover.
Pretty Little Mistakes A Do-Over Novel by Heather McElhatton
14. Read a book with a geometric pattern on the cover (rainbows, stripes, polka dots, floral pattern, mosiac, etc...).
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
15. Read a book with an ugly (to you) cover.
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

*Sidenote I hate to say it is ugly, because it is really well done, but it just creeps me out for some reason, lol.*
16. Read a book with two or more color words in the title (yellow gold, black & white, etc...)
Onyx and Ivory (Rime Chronicles, #1) by Mindee Arnett

📖 17. Read a book with the word “Color” in the title.
The Color Purple
18. Read a book with a word describing color in the title (rainbow, stripes, polka dots, shiny, mosiac, etc...)
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken



message 5: by Brittany (last edited Nov 14, 2019 03:42PM) (new)

Brittany (brittburkard) | 32 comments Yearly Challenge: Pop Sugar 2019


33/50
☐ 1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 💡(view spoiler)
2. A book that makes you nostalgic
The Last Unicorn The Lost Journey by Peter S. Beagle

3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction)
Bird Box by Josh Malerman

4. A book you think should be turned into a movie
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor
☐ 5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover
This Phenomenal Life The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe by Misha Blaise Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1 Flora & Fauna by Chris Dingess

7. A reread of a favorite book
Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1) by Isobelle Carmody
8. A book about a hobby
Keeping a Nature Journal Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You by Clare Walker Leslie

9. A book you meant to read in 2018
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover
Maid Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #0.5) by Mira Grant
13. A book published posthumously
Anne Frank's Diary The Graphic Adaptation by Ari FolmanI'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

☐ 14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie 💡(view spoiler)
15. A retelling of a classic
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer
☐ 16. A book with a question in the title
☐ 17. A book set on college or university campus 💡(view spoiler)
18. A book about someone with a superpower
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi
19. A book told from multiple POVs
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

20. A book set in space
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

☐ 21. A book by two female authors
☐ 22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title
☐ 23. A book set in Scandinavia
24. A book that takes place in a single day
Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson
25. A debut novel
I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
26. A book that's published in 2019
Dominion (Awaken Online, #4) by Travis Bagwell
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1 Flora & Fauna by Chris Dingess The Last Unicorn The Lost Journey by Peter S. BeagleManifest Destiny, Vol. 2 Amphibia & Insecta by Chris DingessManifest Destiny, Vol. 3 Chiroptera & Carniformaves by Chris Dingess

☐ 28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
29. A book with LOVE in the title
Book Love by Debbie Tung

30. A book featuring an amateur detective
I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

31. A book about a family
Anne Frank's Diary The Graphic Adaptation by Ari FolmanEducated by Tara WestoverPachinko by Min Jin Lee

32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America
A Geisha's Journey My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice by Komomo
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
34. A book that includes a wedding
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles

35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer

36. A ghost story
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

37. A book with a two-word title
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King
☐ 38. A novel based on a true story 💡(view spoiler)
39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game
Evolution (Awaken Online, #3) by Travis BagwellApathy (Awaken Online, #3.5) by Travis BagwellThe Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee

40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge (2015 Nonhuman Characters)
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

41. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book
Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner

42. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book
Pretty Little Mistakes A Do-Over Novel by Heather McElhatton

☐ 43. An "own voices" book
☐ 44. Read a book during the season it is set in
45. A LitRPG book
Evolution (Awaken Online, #3) by Travis BagwellApathy (Awaken Online, #3.5) by Travis Bagwell

☐ 46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters (view spoiler)
📖 47. Two books that share the same title
Feed by M.T. Anderson
📖 48. Two books that share the same title
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) by Mira Grant
☐ 49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom 💡(view spoiler)
☐ 50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent


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Brittany Morrison | 401 comments Brittany wrote: "2019 Reading Stats


Books read: 1/35
Average length of book:
Longest book:
Shortest book:
Most popular book:
Least popular book:
Highest rated book:

2019 Challenges
Build Your Library 2019 ..."


I really liked your stats section so I'm going to steal it if you don't mind. I don't normally keep track of these things, but it will be interesting to see at the end of the year.


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Brittany (brittburkard) | 32 comments Brittany wrote: "Brittany wrote: "2019 Reading Stats


Books read: 1/35
Average length of book:
Longest book:
Shortest book:
Most popular book:
Least popular book:
Highest rated book:

2019 Challenges
Build Y..."


Definitely! This is my first year so I just gathered ideas from what other more experienced people were doing to fit my own 2019 book journey. :)


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