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message 1: by Charlotte (last edited Jan 28, 2019 01:39PM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments I have several ambitious goals for 2019 and I'm going to track them all here:
# of books - 90 book, lower than 2018, but I want to focus on length and not quantity some this year.
# of pages - 40K in 2019... I hit over 35,000 pages this year and I have a few more that I hope to finish.
Long Book Challenge, to get me over being intimidated by long books (part of the reason I want to do # of pages and not focus on # of books)
PBT tag challenge - one book a month that fits the monthly challenge
PBT Trim the TBR Challenge
PBT Expanding our PBT Horizons
Popsugar 2019 Challenge
A-Z Title Challenge - tried to do this lat year but didn't finish so I have a Z and X book already set aside, ready to go.
A-Z Author Challenge
maybe a few more... lol


message 2: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:25AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments Long Book Challenge:
(Thanks Nicole R.!!!)

✅ Read 3,000 pages from 500+ page books:
3,528/3,000
It by Stephen King - 1,166 pages
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - 792 pages
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 531 pages
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - 510 pages
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - 529 pages

Additional Challenge
Read one book from each category:
✅ 500-600 pages - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
600-750 pages -
✅ 750-1000 pages - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
✅1000+ pages - It by Stephen King


message 3: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 16, 2019 10:28AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 commentsPBT Monthly Tag Challenge:

12/12
✅ January - Action/Adventure - Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
✅ February - Life - Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
✅ March - Debut Novel - Educated by Tara Westover
✅ April - History - The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
✅ May - Beautiful - Looking for Alaska by John Green
✅ June - Retelling - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
✅ July - London - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
✅ August - 21st Century - P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
✅ September - Cultural - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
✅ October - Crime Fiction - The Alienist by Caleb Carr (finished in November)
✅ November - American History - The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe
✅ December - 2005 - There's Something about Christmas by Debbie Macomber


message 4: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 08, 2019 08:21AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments PBT Trim the TBR Challenge:
11/12

1. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
December - 2. Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb
September - 3. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
5. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
6. The Stand by Stephen King
7. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
8. The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
9. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
10. The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver
11. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
April - 12. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (finished in June)
13. The Brothers K by David James Duncan
14. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
15. Incantation by Alice Hoffman
August - 16. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
February - 17. It by Stephen King
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
January - 19. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
20. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
21. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by
22. Confess by Colleen Hoover The Help by Kathryn Stockett
July - 23. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (finished in August)
May - 24. End of Watch by Stephen King
25. Landline by Rainbow Rowell The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
26. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
27. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
November - 28. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
29. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
June - 30. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
31. A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
October - 32. The Alienist by Caleb Carr (finished in November)
33. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
March - 34. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
35. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
36. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou


message 5: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 19, 2019 08:56AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 commentsPBT Expanding our PBT Horizons

I'll start with 6 with my ambitious goal being 12.

12/6

✅ 1. January - Iraq - The Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim
✅ 2. February - Portugal - The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
✅ 3. March - South Korea - The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook Shin
✅ 4. April - Italy - The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
✅ 5. May - Brazil - The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
✅ 6. June - Greece - My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
✅ 7. July - Syria - The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
✅ 8. August - Australia - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
✅ 9. September - Egypt - Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz
✅ 10. October - Spain - The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (finished in November)
✅ 11. November - Native American - Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz
✅ 12. December - Dominican Republic - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz


message 6: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 30, 2019 07:51PM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 commentsPopsugar 2019:
50/50

✅ 1. A book becoming a movie in 2019 - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
✅ 2. A book that makes you nostalgic - Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
✅ 3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) - It by Stephen King
✅ 4. A book you think should be turned into a movie - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
✅ 5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
✅ 6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover - Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber
✅ 7. A reread of a favorite book - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
✅ 8. A book about a hobby - North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek
✅ 9. A book you meant to read in 2018 - Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
✅ 10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title - Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
✅ 11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
✅ 12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore - The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
✅ 13. A book published posthumously - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
✅ 14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie - The Shining by Stephen King
✅ 15. A retelling of a classic - Beastly by Alex Flinn
✅ 16. A book with a question in the title - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
✅17. A book set on college or university campus - A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
✅ 18. A book about someone with a superpower - The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
✅ 19. A book told from multiple POVs - Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
✅ 20. A book set in space - Gravity by Tess Gerritsen
✅ 21. A book by two female authors - An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
✅ 22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title - A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson
✅ 23. A book set in Scandinavia - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
✅ 24. A book that takes place in a single day - Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
✅ 25. A debut novel - The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
✅ 26. A book that's published in 2019 - Under Currents by Nora Roberts
✅ 27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature - The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
✅ 28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire - Becoming by Michelle Obama
✅ 29. A book with LOVE in the title - To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
✅ 30. A book featuring an amateur detective - Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
✅ 31. A book about a family - The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
✅ 32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America - The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook Shin
✅ 33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title - Gemini by Carol Cassella
✅ 34. A book that includes a wedding - The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
✅ 35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
✅ 36. A ghost story - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
✅ 37. A book with a two-word title - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
✅ 38. A novel based on a true story - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
✅ 39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game - The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
✅ 40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge - A book about mental health - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

Advanced
✅ 41. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book - American War by Omar El Akkad
✅ 42. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book - Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
✅ 43. An "own voices" book - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
✅ 44. Read a book during the season it is set in - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
✅ 45. A LitRPG book - Otherworld by Jason Segel
✅ 46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters - Looking for Alaska by John Green
✅ 47. Two books that share the same title - Let it Snow by John Green
✅ 48. Two books that share the same title - Let it Snow by Debbie Macomber
✅ 49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
✅ 50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent - The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie


message 9: by Charlotte (last edited Nov 22, 2019 06:56PM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments PopSugar Monthly Challenge

✅ January: A book revolving around a puzzle or game - The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
✅ February: A book with "love" in the title - To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
✅ March: A book with a question in the title - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
❌April: A book with a plant in the title or on the cover - The Witch Elm by Tana French
❌May: A book about a family - This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
✅ June: A book that includes a wedding - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
❌July: A book set in space - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
❌August: A book by two female authors - The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
❌September: A book set on a college or university campus - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
❌ October: A ghost story - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
❌ November: A book with "pop", "sugar" or "challenge" in title
- Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
❌ December: A book published in 2019 - The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern


message 10: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:32AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments January Tracker

1. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory - 2 stars - 310 pages
2. The Siren by Kiera Cass - 4 stars - 336 pages
3. The Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim - 3 stars - 196 pages
4. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve - 4 stars - 336 pages
5. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - 5 stars - 440 pages
6. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen - 3 stars - 346 pages
7. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton - 3 stars - 448 pages
8. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari - 3 stars - 460 pages
9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 4 stars - 387 pages
10. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - 3 stars - 300 pages
11. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - 4 stars - 403 pages

3,962 pages


message 11: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:33AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments February Tracker

1. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes - 5 stars - 311 pages
2. The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer - 2 stars - 292 pages
3. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield - 3 stars - 480 pages
4. Becoming by Michelle Obama - 5 stars - 426 pages
5. It by Stephen King - 5 stars - 1166 pages
6. The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel - 2 stars - 332 pages
7. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - 4 stars - 355 pages

3,362 pages


message 12: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:34AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments March Tracker

1. Educated by Tara Westover - 4-4.5 stars - 334 pages
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - 3 stars - 390 pages
3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple - 4 stars - 330 pages
4. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan - 3 stars - 320 pages
5. The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook Shin - 3 stars - 336 pages
6. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva - 3 stars - 428 pages

2,138 pages


message 13: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:34AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments April Tracker

1. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston - 3 stars - 354 pages

354 pages


message 14: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:35AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments May Tracker

1. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins - 4 stars - 330 pages
2. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson - 5 stars - 329 pages
3. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang - 2 stars - 324 pages
4. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard - 4 stars - 416 pages
5. Looking for Alaska by John Green - 3 stars - 221 pages
6. Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson - 5 stars - 318 pages
7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - 3 stars - 328 pages
8. The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh - 2 stars - 243 pages

2,509 pages


message 15: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:36AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments June Tracker

1. When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams - 3 stars - 208 pages
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - 4 stars - 419 pages
3. Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush - 5 stars - 464 pages
4. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - 2 stars - 792 pages
5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - 5 stars - 440 pages
6. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite - 3 stars - 226 stars
7. Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush - 4 stars - 256 pages
8. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - 4 stars - 403 pages
9. Naturally Tan by Tan France - 4 stars - 304 pages
10. Under Currents by Nora Roberts - 4 stars - 448 pages
11. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell - 4 stars - 300 pages

4,260 pages


message 16: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:36AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments July Tracker

1. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber - 3 stars - 224 pages
2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 4 stars - 384 pages
3. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro - 4 stars - 304 pages
4. The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson - 4 stars - 301 pages
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - 5 stars - 320 pages
6. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks - 5 stars - 243 pages
7. The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar - 5 stars - 361 pages
8. In Pieces by Sally Field - 5 stars - 416 pages

2,553 pages


message 17: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:37AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments August Tracker

1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 3 stars - 531 pages
2. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han - 3 stars - 337 pages
3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - 5 stars - 262 pages
4. North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek - 4 stars - 292 pages
5. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown - 5 stars - 208 pages
6. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - 4 stars - 396 pages
7. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - 5 stars - 343 pages
8. Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong by Paul A. Offit - 5 stars - 288 pages
9. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - 4 stars - 510 pages
10. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas - 4 stars - 356 pages
11. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 5 pages - 368 pages
12. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - 4 stars - 229 pages
13. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan - 4 stars - 479 pages
14. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 3 stars - 93 pages

4,692 pages


message 18: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:38AM) (new)


message 19: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:39AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments October

1. It's a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson - 5 stars - 400 pages
2. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - 4 stars - 291 pages
3. The Shining by Stephen King - 4 stars - 450 pages
4. Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman - 4 stars - 340 pages
5. The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy - 3 stars - 240 pages

1,721 pages


message 20: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 01, 2019 11:39AM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments November

1. Otherworld by Jason Segel - 4 stars - 355 pages
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 3 stars - 308 pages
3. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig - 2 stars - 412 pages
4. Let It Snow: A Novel by Debbie Macomber - 3 stars - 110 pages
5. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - 3 stars - 218 pages
6. The Alienist by Caleb Carr - 3 stars - 496 pages
7. The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe - 4 stars - 272 pages
8. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje - 3 stars - 285 pages
9. Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz - 5 stars - 208 pages

2,662 pages


message 21: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 30, 2019 08:01PM) (new)

Charlotte | 1582 comments December

1. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - 3 stars - 529 pages
2. Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb - 4 stars - 336 pages
3. Gravity by Tess Gerritsen - 4 stars - 342 pages
4. Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber - 3 stars - 336 pages
5. Gravity by Tess Gerritsen - 4 stars - 342 pages
6. There's Something about Christmas by Debbie Macomber - 3 stars - 288 pages
7. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Pérez - 4 stars - 411 pages
8. Challenger Deep - Neal Shusterman - 4 stars - 320 pages
9. The Bucket List by Georgia Clark - 2 stars - 352 pages
10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz - 4 stars - 335 pages
11. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple - 3 stars - 273 pages
12. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich - 3 stars - 325 pages
13. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie - 4 stars - 230 pages
14. Let it Snow by John Green - 4 stars - 365 pages
15. A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson - 3 stars - 225 pages
16. The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts - 3 strs - 464 pages
17. American War by Omar El Akkad - 3 stars - 332 pages

3,591 pages

YTD - 35,076


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