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message 1: by Regina (last edited Nov 25, 2019 07:18AM) (new)

Regina Lemoine | 483 comments Planned challenges:
1. Popsugar 27/40
2. Goodreads goal 67/75
3. An author’s works 10/10
4. Color Challenge 7/18
5. Listopia 8/10
7. Kind of a Big Deal (15/20)

message 2: by Regina (last edited Oct 12, 2019 02:16PM) (new)

Regina Lemoine | 483 comments Popsugar 31/40
(Adjusted down from 50 to stick with my promise to myself not to read stuff I'm not enjoying.)

MSG 128 https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

1. A book becoming a movie in 2019:
2. A book that makes you nostalgic: The Yellow House: A Memoir
3. A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction):
4. A book you think should be turned into a movie: Once Upon a River
5. A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads: The Handmaid's Tale
6. A book with a plant in the title or on the cover: In the Palm of Darkness
7. A reread of a favorite book: Northanger Abbey
8. A book about a hobby:
9. A book you meant to read in 2018: Cloud Atlas
10. A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title:
11. A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover: Fingersmith
12. A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore: Lanny
13. A book published posthumously: The Professor
14. A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie:
15. A retelling of a classic: The Turn of the Key (a retelling of The Turn of the Screw)
16. A book with a question in the title: What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved
17. A book set on college or university campus:
18. A book about someone with a superpower: The Black God's Drums
19. A book told from multiple POVs: A Ladder to the Sky
20. A book set in space: We Who Are About To...
21. A book by two female authors: Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto
22. A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title:
23. A book set in Scandinavia: Alberta and Jacob
24. A book that takes place in a single day: The Mezzanine
25. A debut novel: The Bell Jar
26. A book that's published in 2019: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
27. A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature:
28. A book recommended by a celebrity you admire:
29. A book with LOVE in the title:
30. A book featuring an amateur detective: A Murder Is Announced
31. A book about a family: Ghost Wall
32. A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America: My Sister, the Serial Killer
33. A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title: The Moonstone
34. A book that includes a wedding: Dr. Thorne
35. A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter: A True Novel by Minae Mizumura
36. A ghost story:
37. A book with a two-word title: Agnes Grey
38. A novel based on a true story: The Moor's Account
39. A book revolving around a puzzle or game: Chess Story
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge: The Blind Assassin (Story within a story)


41. A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book:
42. A "choose-your-own-adventure" book
43. An "own voices" book: Gender Queer: A Memoir
44. Read a book during the season it is set in
45. A LitRPG book
46. A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters: Ducks, Newburyport
47. Two books that share the same title
48. Two books that share the same title
49. A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom
50. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent: Dissolution

message 3: by Regina (last edited Oct 12, 2019 07:31AM) (new)

Regina Lemoine | 483 comments An author’s works challenge: 2/5 +extra
MSG 39 https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

3 novels by the Bronte sisters.

1. Agnes Grey
2. The Professor
3. Wuthering Heights

message 4: by Regina (last edited Nov 25, 2019 07:24AM) (new)

Regina Lemoine | 483 comments Color challenge: 13/18
MSG 78 https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

1. White:
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

2. Pink:
Milkman by Anna Burns

3. Red:
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1) by Margaret Atwood

4. Orange:
Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4) by Tess Gerritsen

5. Yellow:
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

6. Green:
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

7. Light Blue:
The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker

8. Dark Blue:
The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

9. Purple:
Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5) by Tess Gerritsen

10. Brown:
Fox 8 by George Saunders

11. Black:
The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

12. Metallic:

13. 5+ colors:
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

14. Geometric Pattern:
Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

15. Ugly (to you):
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

16. 2+ colors in the title:

17. Word 'color' in the title:
Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

18. Word describing color in the title:

message 5: by oshizu, Challenges (last edited Dec 19, 2018 02:18PM) (new)

oshizu | 5100 comments Oh, you will be reading several books by Barbara Pym!
I've never read her but I did buy Excellent Women this summer.

I read the synopses of her other books but I'll hold off getting my hands on other Pym books until after I've read Excellent Women.
I'm not big on Austen, so...

Also, what is your "Goodreads, continued" posts?
Past/recent Goodreads Choice winners?

message 7: by Regina (new)

Regina Lemoine | 483 comments Well, I just really messed up and accidentally deleted posts that were tracking challenges. UGH.

I'm so far behind with updating I'm just going to consider those a wash and go forward from here.

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