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message 1: by Nicole R (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7694 comments Well, I upped my goal last year from 52 to 60 and surpassed it by over 30 books. So, I am going to up it again to 70 books!


message 2: by Nicole R (last edited Dec 23, 2019 06:09AM) (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7694 comments Pick-A-Year Challenge: Read 40 books published in 2019

1. The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Published: January 8, 2019
Completed: January 16, 2019

2. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
Published: January 29, 2019
Completed: February 24, 2019

3. Huge Deal by Lauren Layne
Published: February 12, 2019
Completed: February 25, 2019

4. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
Published: January 29, 2019
Completed: March 2, 2019

5. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Published: February 19, 2019
Completed: March 12, 2019

6. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Published: January 8, 2019
Completed: March 16, 2019

7. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Published: March 5, 2019
Completed: March 18, 2019

8. A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
Published: March 5, 2019
Completed: March 22, 2019

9. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
Published: January 15, 2019
Completed: April 7, 2019

10. The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Published: February 26, 2019
Completed: April 13, 2019

11. Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel
Published: January 22, 2019
Completed: May 1, 2019

12. The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
Published: April 2, 2019
Completed: May 5, 2019

13. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Published: February 5, 2019
Completed: April 23, 2019

14. Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton
Published: May 7, 2019
Completed: May 11, 2019

15. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Published: May 7, 2019
Completed: May 13, 2019

16. When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
Published: April 9, 2019
Completed: May 30, 2019

17. The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams
Published: July 9, 2019
Completed: July 1, 2019

18. Under Currents by Nora Roberts
Published: July 9, 2019
Completed: July 4, 2019

19. The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
Published: April 2, 2019
Completed: July 6, 2019

20. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Published: May 14, 2019
Completed: July 14, 2019

21. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Published: June 4, 2019
Completed: July 25, 2019

22. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
Published: July 16, 2019
Completed: August 4, 2019

23. Outfox by Sandra Brown
Published: August 6, 2019
Completed: August 15, 2019

24. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Published: June 9, 2019
Completed: August 21, 2019

25. The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
Published: July 23, 2019
Completed: August 29, 2019

26. The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
Published: August 6, 2019
Completed: September 2, 2019

27. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Published: March 19, 2019
Completed: September 15, 2019

28. The River by Peter Heller
Published: March 5, 2019
Completed: September 25, 2019

29. The Wall by John Lanchester
Published: March 5, 2019
Completed: October 7, 2019

30. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Published: September 24, 2019
Completed: October 9, 2019

31. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
Published: March 5, 2019
Completed: October 12, 2019

32. Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler
Published: May 7, 2019
Completed: October 2, 2019

33. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Published: July 16, 2019
Completed: October, 27, 2019

34. Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson
Published: October 1, 2019
Completed: October 31, 2019

35. The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
Published: November 26, 2019
Completed: November 9, 2019

36. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
Published: June 25, 2019
Completed: November 17, 2019

37. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
Published: September 3, 2019
Completed: November 22. 2019

38. The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs
Published: May 21, 2019
Completed: November 23, 2019

39. You Can Thank Me Later: A Novella by Kelly Harms
Published: October 31, 2019
Completed: November 25, 2019

40. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Published: October 8, 2019
Completed: November 30, 2019

41. Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne
Published: September 24, 2019
Completed: December 9, 2019

42. Seduction on a Snowy Night by Madeline Hunter
Published: September 24, 2019
Completed: December 13, 2019

43. Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
Published: October 1, 2019
Completed: December 19, 2019

44. A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase
Published: September 24, 2019
Completed: December 19, 2019

45. Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
Published: September 24, 2019
Completed: December 21, 2019

46. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Published: October 1, 2019
Completed: December 21, 2019

47. Santa in a Kilt by Donna Kauffman
Published: October 29, 2019
Completed: December 23, 2019


message 3: by Nicole R (last edited Jul 22, 2019 06:20PM) (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7694 comments Pick-A-Year Challenge: Read 12 books published in 2018

1. The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
Published: October 9, 2018
Completed: January 9, 2019

2. Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts
Published: December 4, 2018
Completed: January 11, 2019

3. Hard Sell by Lauren Layne
Published: September 2, 2018
Completed: January 21, 2019

4. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
Published: November 13, 2018
Completed: January 29, 2019

5. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Published: May 8, 2018
Completed: February 4, 2019

6. One Day in December by Josie Silver
Published: October 16, 2018
Completed: February 10, 2019

7. Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Published: July 31, 2018
Completed: February 24, 2019

8. White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
Published: January 30, 2018
Completed: March 9, 2019

9. How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith
Published: April 10, 2018
completed: March 10, 2019

10. What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Published: June 19, 2018
Completed: March 20, 2019

11. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
Published: October 30, 2018
Completed: March 26, 2019

12. The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams
Published: September 4, 2018
Completed: April 7, 2019

13. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
Published: June 19, 2018
Completed: April 20, 2019

14. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart
Published: October 16, 2018
Completed: June 27, 2019

15. The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
Published: May 1, 2018
Completed: July 22, 2019


message 4: by Nicole R (last edited Nov 18, 2019 05:23AM) (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7694 comments Long Book Challenge: Read 3,000 pages from 500+ page books

Additional Challenge: Read one book from each category

500-600 pages: The Huntress -- 560 pages
600-750 pages: Helen of Troy -- 672 pages
750-1000 pages: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life -- 752 pages
1000+ pages: (potential: The Wise Man's Fear w/ 1120 pages)
1400+ pages: A Breath of Snow and Ashes -- 1439 pages

Other books:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- 768 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- 912 pages
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -- 688 pages
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- 759 pages
The Most Fun We Ever Had -- 544 pages

Total: 7,094

(potential: Natchez Burning w/ 791 pages)


message 7: by Nicole R (last edited Nov 13, 2019 04:54AM) (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7694 comments Cultural Challenge: Read 6 books about another culture

I am loosening my requirements for this challenge over last year and hope to hit 6 books

Fruit of the Drunken Tree — Colombia
White Chrysanthemum — South Korea
What the Eyes Don't See — Iraq/Iraqi-American
A Woman Is No Man — Palestine/Arab-American
When We Left Cuba — Cuba
Helen of Troy — Greece
The Map of Salt and Stars — Syria
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous — Vietnamese/American
Cleopatra's Daughter — Egypt (and Roman)
Killers of the Flower Moon — Native American


message 8: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8120 comments Nicole R wrote: "Well, I upped my goal last year from 52 to 60 and surpassed it by over 30 books. So, I am going to up it again to 70 books!"

Wow, that's amazing, Nicole! Good for you! I do remember you saying that you read way more this year due to audio books.

Good luck with your 70 book challenge this year!


message 9: by Karin (new)

Karin | 6920 comments Nicole R wrote: "Cultural Challenge: Read 6 books about another culture

I am loosening my requirements for this challenge over last year and hope to hit 6 books"


Great idea. Perhaps I'll make up some attainable challenge for myself that fits in with my attempt to have a year where mainly read for fun (won't' work totally).


message 10: by Nicole R (last edited Jan 02, 2020 05:09AM) (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7694 comments 2019 Challenge Summary

Pick-A-Year-Challenge
Goal: 40 books published in 2019
Achieved: 47 books published in 2019
Goal: 12 books published in 2018
Achieved: 15 books published in 2018

Long Book Challenge
Goal: read 3,000 pages from 500+ page books
Achieved: 7,094 pages read from 500+ page books
Did not achieve the additional challenge of reading one book from each page range category

Play Book Tag Challenge
Goal: Read at least one book per month that fits each monthly shelf
Achieved!

Fall Flurry of Holidays Challenge
Goal: Read at least one book in each of October, November, and December
Achieved: October - 2 books; November - 3 books; December - 9 books

Cultural Challenge
Goal: Read 6 books about another culture
Achieved: 10 books from 10 different cultures

Top 10 Books of 2019
Daisy Jones & The Six
A Ladder to the Sky
The Great Believers
A Woman Is No Man
Red, White & Royal Blue
The Most Fun We Ever Had
The Dutch House
Queenie
Harry Potter Collection
The Last Days of Night


message 11: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 7232 comments With all else you had going on in 2019-this quite impressive!


message 12: by Nicole R (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7694 comments Joanne wrote: "With all else you had going on in 2019-this quite impressive!"

Thank you! I am pleased with my 2019 reading year and have some things I want to change in 2020 as well now that I have more free time.

I was just talking to a woman I work with that I would like to fit in a couple of presidential biographies. Which I completely avoided last year! lol


message 13: by Karin (new)

Karin | 6920 comments That's a good year of reading with all you've had going on :)


message 14: by David (new)

David Putnam (davidputnam) | 279 comments Very good year. Congrats.
I'm reading Daisy Jones right now.

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