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message 1: by Idit (last edited Dec 25, 2019 02:54PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments The general plan

1. PBT monthly 12/12
2. PBT tirm that TBR 12/12
3. PBT horizons 9/12 (only counting the official ones atm)
4. Classic bingo 25/25
5. Popsugar 50/50 (don't think I'll manage to do cli-fi or ghost story by the end of the year... and my book with a game is a bit of a stretch...)
6. A play a month 7/12 - they are short. why not read few
7. A graphic novel a month 7/12
8. The mothership -27 this year One book for every year from 1900. A double year challenge. currently I'm at 82/118 so long way to go
9. Flurries 2/3


message 2: by Idit (last edited Dec 25, 2019 02:46PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments PBT MONTHLY

January: action-adventure
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow | Jessica Townsend | ★★★★

Febuary: life
The Sea, the Sea | Iris Murdoch | ★★★★★
Winnie-the-Pooh | A A Milne | ★★★★★

March: debut
The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey | ★★★

April: history
Selling Hitler | Robert Harris | ★★★★

May: beautiful
Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol: A Factual Fairytale | Typex | ★★★★★
The Go-Between | L P Hartley | ★★★★★
The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde | ★★★★
We Have Always Lived in the Castle | Shirley Jackson | ★★★★★

June: retellings
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller | ★★★★
The Silence of the Girls | Pat Barker | ★★★★
Ransom | David Malouf | ★★★★

July: London
Fingersmith | Sarah Waters | ★★★★

August: 21 century
The Friday Night Knitting Clubs | ★★

September: Culture
Daisy Jones & The Six | ★★★★

October: Crime Fiction
The Dry | ★★★

November: US History
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI | ★★★✰

December: 2005
Sulphuric Acid | ★★★★


message 3: by Idit (last edited Dec 25, 2019 02:48PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments PBT Trim that TBR

1 Arnold Bennett - Anna of the five towns
2anton checkov - cherry orchard ★★★
3 john haldeman - the forever war ★★★
4 arnold bennett - the old wive's tale
5 andre gide - strait is the gate
6 g k chesterton - the innocence of father brown
7 saki - The unbearable Bassington
8 willa cather - o pioneers!
9 soseki natsume - kokoro
10 james joyce - portrait of the artist as a young man
11 knut hamsun - growth of the soil
12 sherwood anderson - winesburg, ohio ★★★★
13 jaroslav hasek - good soldier svejk
14 katherine mansfield - the garden party (short stories)
15 janet malcolm - the crime of Sheila McGough
16 e m forster - a passage to india ★★★
17 evelyn waugh - decline and fall ★★★
18 irene nemirovsky - le bal & snow in autumn
19 mulk raj anand - the untouchable ★★★
20 ann petry - the street
21 yukio mishima - confessions of a mask
22 barbara comyns carr - our spoons came from woolworths
23 flannery oconor - wise blood ★★★★★
24 l p hartley - The go-between ★★★★★
25 junichiro tanizaki - some prefer nettles
26 Robert yates - Revolutionary road
27 stoner - john williams
28 bohumil hrabal - closely watched trains ★★★★
29 romain gary - the dance of genghis cohn
30 alice munro - lives of girls and women ★★★★★
31 Toni Morisson - Sula
32 e l doctorow - ragtime ★★★★★
33 bruce chatwin - in patagonia
34 anthony burgess - earthly powers
35 mark helprin - winter's tale
36 Patricia Duncker - Hallucinating Foucault


message 4: by Idit (last edited Nov 16, 2019 09:46PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments PBT culture challenge

January: Iraq

February: Portugal

March: South Korea
human acts

April: Italy
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis | Giorgio Bassani
My Brilliant Friend | Elena Ferrante

May: Brazil
Suor | Jorge Amado

June: Greece
The Iliad | Homer

July: Syria
The Map of Salt and Stars | Zeyn Joukhadar

August: Australia
Breath | Tim Winton

September: Egypt
Beer in the Snooker Club | Waguih Ghali

October: Spain


November: Native American
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI | David Grann


message 5: by Idit (last edited Nov 16, 2019 09:48PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments Classic Bingo

B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic
The Iliad ★★★★★

B2: Book Chosen by the Cover
The Crucible ★★★★

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

B3: European Classic
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis ★★★★★

B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List
Scoop ★★★★

B5: 20th Century Classic
The Go-Between ★★★★★

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I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019
In Cold Blood ★★★★★

I2: New-to-You Author
The Sea, The Sea★★★★★

I3: Classic Play
The Maids ★★★★★

I4: Literary Prize of Your Country
Cloudstreet | Tim Winton | ★★★★

I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year(physical shelves. I didn't add books to goodread prior to 2018)
Ragtime ★★★★★

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N1: South American Classic
Suor (sweat - haven't been translated to english. read in hebrew) ★★★★

N2: Short Story Collection
Winesburg, Ohio ★★★

N3: FREE SPACE
Wise Blood ★★★★★

N4: Poetry or Essay Collection
Under Milk Wood ★★★★★

N5: Asian Classic
Untouchable ★★★

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G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize
Earthly Powers ★★

G2: Classic By a Female Author
The House of the Spirits ★★★★

G3: Classic Non-fiction
Selling Hitler ★★★★

G4: Written by Nobel Laureate
Lives of Girls and Women ★★★★★

G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf
Antigone ★★★★

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O1: 19th Century Classic:
The Picture of Dorian Gray ★★★★

O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy
The Forever War ★★★

O3: Classic Comedy or Satire
Decline and Fall ★★★

O4: Classic Romance
Love and Mr. Lewisham ★★★

O5: 21st Century Potential Classic
My Brilliant Friend ★★★★★


message 6: by Idit (last edited Dec 17, 2019 04:19PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments A play a month

April:

The Maids | Jean Genet | ★★★★★

May:
Arcadia | Tom Stoppard | ★★★

June:
The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes ★★★

July:
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | Edward Albee | ★★★★★

August:
Under Milk Wood | Dylan Thomas | ★★★★★

September:
Antigone | Sophocles | ★★★★

October:
The Crucible | Arthur Miller | ★★★★

December:
The Cherry Orchard | Anton Chekhov | ★★★


message 7: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments Super ambitious! Love it and look forward to following.


message 8: by Idit (new)

Idit | 1028 comments Anita wrote: "Super ambitious! Love it and look forward to following."

I was hoping to be less ambitious... now lets see if I can do it.
Starting with Jan a bit late


message 9: by Idit (last edited Dec 25, 2019 02:50PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments A book from each year 1900-now
(started last year)

current tally:
1900-09 7
10-19 4
20-29 7
30-39 7
40-49 6
50-59 7
60-69 6
70-79 7
80-89 7
90-99 7
2000-09 10
2010-2019 9
Total 84


message 10: by Idit (last edited Dec 01, 2019 03:15PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments A graphic novel a month

April:
My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 | Gengoroh Tagame | ★★★★

May:
Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol: A Factual Fairytale | Typex | ★★★★★

June:
Blankets | Craig Thompson | ★★★★

July
All The Answers | Michael Kupperman | ★★

August (actually beginning of September)
Square Eyes | ★★★★

September
Louis Undercover | ★★★★★

November
A Distant Neighborhood Complete Edition | ★★★★


message 11: by Idit (last edited Dec 25, 2019 02:52PM) (new)

Idit | 1028 comments Popsugar

1 ✔️✔️ A book becoming a movie in 2019 The Call of the Wild ★★★
2 ✔️✔️ A book that makes you nostalgic: Winnie-the-Pooh ★★★★★
3 ✔️✔️ A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction): Earthly Powers
4 ✔️✔️ A book you think should be turned into a movie: The Song of Achilles ★★★★
5 ✔️✔️ A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads: Wuthering Heights ★★★★★
6 ✔️✔️ A book with a plant in the title or on the cover: Arcadia
7 ✔️✔️ A reread of a favorite book: The House at Pooh Corner ★★★★★
8 ✔️✔️ A book about a hobby (collecting nazi memorabilia): Selling Hitler ★★★★
9 ✔️✔️ A book you meant to read in 2018: The Go-Between ★★★★★
10 ✔️✔️ A book with POP, SUGAR, or CHALLENGE in the title: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More ★★
11 ✔️✔️ A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover (gloves): Fingersmith ★★★★
12 ✔️✔️ A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore: The Silence of the Girls ★★★★
13 ✔️✔️ A book published posthumously: Under Milk Wood
14 ✔️✔️ A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie (Sharon Tate in Once upon a time in hollywood): Tess of the D'Urbervilles
15 ✔️✔️ A retelling of a classic (the illiad): The Silence of the Girls ★★★★★
17 ✔️✔️ A book set on college or university campus: Half of a Yellow Sun ★★★★★
18 ✔️✔️ A book about someone with a superpower: The Iliad ★★★★★
19 ✔️✔️ A book told from multiple POVs Human Acts
20 ✔️✔️ A book set in space: The Forever War ★★★
21 ✔️✔️ A book by two female authors (although rumors are Ferrenta is a man?): My Brilliant Friend ★★★★★
22 ✔️✔️ A book with SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, or SPICY in the title: Bitter Fruits ★★
23 ✔️✔️ A book set in Scandinavia: Out Stealing Horses ★★★★★
24 ✔️✔️ A book that takes place in a single day: Ransom ★★★★
25 ✔️✔️ A debut novel: Decline and Fall ★★★
26 ✔️✔️ A book that's published in 2019: Daisy Jones & The Six ★★★★
27 ✔️✔️ A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow ★★★
28 ✔️✔️ A book recommended by a celebrity you admire A Distant Neighborhood Complete Edition ★★★★ (by writer & illustrator Yirmi Pinkus
29 ✔️✔️ A book with LOVE in the title: Love and Mr. Lewisham ★★★
30 ✔️✔️ A book featuring an amateur detective: Goodwood ★★★★
31 ✔️✔️ A book about a family: The House of the Spirits ★★★★
32 ✔️✔️ A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America: Suor ★★★
33 ✔️✔️ A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title: The Map of Salt and Stars ★★★★
34 ✔️✔️ A book that includes a wedding: Cloudstreet ★★★★
35 ✔️✔️ A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter: The Song of Achilles ★★★★
36 ✔️✔️A ghost story Jeanette Winterson's christmas ghost story - Dark Christmas ★★★1/2
37 ✔️✔️ A book with a two-word title: Earthly Powers
38 ✔️✔️ A novel based on a true story: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis ★★★★★
39 ✔️✔️ A book revolving around a puzzle or game Beer in the Snooker Club] ★★★★ (playing snooker. a lot)
40 ✔️✔️ Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge 2018: A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place: Boy Swallows Universe ★★★★★ (on the beach. the last place people still read books at)
41 ✔️✔️ A "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book Dry ★★★
42 ✔️✔️ A "choose-your-own-adventure" book The Legend of Grimm's Woods
43 ✔️✔️ An "own voices" book: Lie With Me ★★★★
44 ✔️✔️ Read a book during the season it is set in: Under Milk Wood ★★★★★
45 ✔️✔️ A LitRPG book: Ready Player One ★★★★
46 ✔️✔️ A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol: A Factual Fairytale ★★★★★ (grouped in decades)
47 ✔️✔️ Two books that share the same title Untouchable ★★★
48 ✔️✔️ Two books that share the same title The Untouchable ★★★★
49 ✔️✔️ A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom: The Picture of Dorian Gray ★★★★
50 ✔️✔️ A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent: Murder at the Vicarage ★★


message 12: by Idit (new)

Idit | 1028 comments last but not least
Flurries

October: Witches
The Crucible | ★★★★

November: Rabin Assassination
Homesick |★★★★★

December:


message 13: by Idit (new)

Idit | 1028 comments Woohoo
Amazingly, I've just finished the popsugar challenge. Was going to give up on it - there was no way to get flurries and the last popsugar, and I chose PBT flurries - but then my flurry actually had a ghost story in it! so here we go - PopSugar done and dusted.


message 14: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8855 comments Congratulations Idit! That's terrific! Good for You!


message 15: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 7872 comments Great job Idit! I crapped out on this real early on-going to give it a half way decent shot this year, just slotting in books from other challenges to fit


message 16: by Idit (new)

Idit | 1028 comments Thank you Thank you :)
That's my plan too Joanne


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