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message 1: by megan (last edited Dec 19, 2019 01:49PM) (new)

megan | 914 comments Goal: 100 books

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
Winter Bingo
Spring Bingo
Summer Bingo
Fall Bingo
TBR Challenge


message 2: by megan (last edited Jan 23, 2020 06:13AM) (new)

megan | 914 comments POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2019

[x] A book becoming a movie in 2019 - The Sun Is Also a Star
[x] A book that makes you nostalgic - The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
[x] A book written by a musician (fiction or nonfiction) - Beastie Boys Book
[x] A book you think should be turned into a movie - This is How It Always Is
[x] A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads - Life Of Pi
[x] A book with a plant in the title or on the cover - Things You Save in a Fire
[] A reread of a favorite book
[x] A book about a hobby - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
[x] A book you meant to read in 2018 - The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
[x] A book with “pop,” “sugar,” or “challenge” in the title - The Sugar Pavilion
[x] A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover - The Vanishing Season
[x] A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore - The Song of Achilles
[x] A book published posthumously - I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
[x] A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie - Sense and Sensibility
[x] A retelling of a classic - The Wrath and the Dawn
[x] A book with a question in the title - Where'd You Go, Bernadette
[x] A book set on a college or university campus - The Risk
[x] A book about someone with a super power - All My Friends Are Superheroes
[x] A book told from multiple character POVs - The Last of the Stanfields
[x] A book set in space - Artemis
[x] A book by two female authors - To Marry an English Lord
[x] A book with a title that contains “salty,” “sweet,” “bitter,” or “spicy” - Sweet Girl
[x] A book set in Scandinavia - Us Against You
[x] A book that takes place in a single day - Mrs. Dalloway
[x] A debut novel - Where the Forest Meets the Stars
[x] A book that’s published in 2019 - A Merciful Fate
[x] A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature - Sea of Stars
[x] A book recommended by a celebrity you admire - The Alice Network
[x] A book with ‘love” in the title - Love May Fail
[x] A book featuring an amateur detective - Wolfhunter River
[x] A book about a family - Escape
[x] A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America - Exit West
[x] A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title - The Last Star
[x] A book that includes a wedding - The Wedding Date
[x] A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter - Spinning Silver
[x] A ghost story - The Haunting of Beacon Hill
[x] A book with a two-word title - Alexander Hamilton
[x] A novel based on a true story - The Sculthorpe Murder
[x] A book revolving around a puzzle or game - The Shark
[x] Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge - Becoming (book about an interesting woman, 2017)

Advanced
[x] A cli-fi (climate fiction) book - Dry
[] A “choose-your-own-adventure” book
[x] An “own voices” book - What If It's Us
[x] Read a book during the season it is set in - Two Can Keep a Secret
[x] A LitRPG book - Armada
[x] A book with no chapters, unusual chapter headings, or unconventionally numbered chapters - The Cuckoo's Calling
[x] Two books that share the same title (1) - Never Never
[x] Two books that share the same title (2) - Never Never
[x] A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom (e.g., Big Brother from 1984) - The Merchant of Venice
[x] A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent - The Murder at the Vicarage


message 3: by megan (last edited Jan 15, 2020 06:34AM) (new)

megan | 914 comments TBR Challenge
When Added:

2014
6. The English Patient - 19 November
7. Escape - 4 December

2015
12. Sea of Stars - 1 January
2. To Marry an English Lord: Or How Anglomania Really Got Started - 18 January
25. Little Bee - 27 January
19. The Bourbon Kings - 10 February
15. Chasing Mona Lisa - 12 May
30. Sense and Sensibility - 17 July
9. Where'd You Go, Bernadette - 21 July
24. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration - 5 August
23. Love May Fail - 21 August
27. Mrs. Dalloway - 25 August
11. All My Friends Are Superheroes - 21 September
16. The Faithful - 16 October
20. The Wrath and the Dawn - 18 October
8. The Man in the High Castle - 14 November


2016
28. The Wright Brothers - 7 January
4. The Importance of Being Earnest - 22 April
22. The Shadow of the Wind - 19 May
5. 1776 - 8 June
18. The Last Star - 16 June
3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - 25 June
17. Blood & Beauty: The Borgias - 14 July
21. Salt to the Sea - 6 December

2017
1. The Alice Network - 11 December
14. The Bear and the Nightingale - 2 November
26. Artemis - 5 November

2018
10. Siddhartha - 7 February


message 4: by megan (last edited Mar 04, 2019 06:55AM) (new)

megan | 914 comments Winter Bingo

B1: Award Winner - Elevation
B2: Graphic Novel
B3: Silver Lettering
B4: Mystery or Thriller
B5: Current Event Related

I1: Start a Series - The Chase
I2: Middle Grade
I3: Blue Cover
I4: > 400 pages
I5: Personal Improvement

N1: Classic - The Importance of Being Earnest
N2: Made into a Movie
N3: FREE
N4: Science Fiction
N5: Humor

G1: Magical Realism - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
G2: LGBTQ+
G3: White Cover
G4: Published In Your Birth Year
G5: Biographical

O1: Published Last Year - The Ragged Edge of Night
O2: Epistolary
O3: Gold Lettering
O4: Based on Mythology
O5: Math/Science


message 5: by megan (last edited Jun 20, 2019 07:17AM) (new)

megan | 914 comments Spring Bingo

B1: Award Nominated
B2: Memoir
B3: Audio Book
B4: Green Cover
B5: Pretty Dress - The Perfect Dress
The Perfect Dress by Carolyn Brown


I1: Published before 1900
I2: Travel
I3: Horror or Suspense - The Eighth Sister
I4: Mental Illness
I5: Fairies or Fae - A Court of Thorns and Roses

N1: Published This Year - The Victory Garden
N2: Yellow Cover - The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
N3: FREE - Plague Pits & River Bones
N4: Romance -Her Lifeline
N5: Male POV - Death Rounds


G1: Tear-Jerker - Darken the Stars
G2: In Translation - Siddhartha
G3: Minority Studies - On the Come Up
G4: Young Adult - Inception
G5: Magical Powers - The Bear and the Nightingale


O1: Fairy Tale Retelling
O2: Historical (F or NF)
O3: Play
O4: Based on a True story
O5: Pink Cover - All the Good Parts
All the Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan



message 6: by megan (last edited Sep 13, 2019 10:42AM) (new)

megan | 914 comments Summer Bingo

B1: Exploration - Gretchen
B2: Congratulations! - What Remains
B3: Participation - Daisy Jones & The Six
B4: Information - In Cold Blood
B5: Collaboration - The Body Keeper

I1: Listed it - Devil's Cut
I2: Bought it - Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
I3: Eyed it - The Faithful
I4: Downloaded it - The Bourbon Kings
I5: Scored it! - These Broken Stars


N1: Oldie but goodie - The Old Man and the Sea
N2: New kid on the block - The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
N3: FREE - A Merciful Promise
N4: Yesterday's news - The Upside of Falling Down
N5: Everybody's talking - Salt to the Sea


G1: Nice to meet you - Exhume
G2: You seem familiar - Contact
G3: One of the girls - Next Girl to Die
G4: One of the guys - The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury
G5: Old friends - Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

O1: Take a stand - Valencia and Valentine
O2: Take a friend - Iniquitous
O3: Take a trip - Chasing Mona Lisa
O4: Take a look - The Angels' Share
O5: Take a break - Invidious



message 7: by megan (last edited Dec 19, 2019 01:52PM) (new)

megan | 914 comments Fall Bingo

FALL BINGO

B1: Multiple Awards - The Testaments
B2: Never Finished - Last Summer
B3: Courtroom or Crime - In a Dark, Dark Wood
B4: Orange Cover - The Beekeeper of Aleppo
B5: Politics - Red, White & Royal Blue


I1- Finish a Series - War Storm
I2- Beloved Children's
I3- Adventure
I4- Dysfunctional Family - The Woman in the Window
I5- Sweater on Cover - The Infinite Noise

N1: GR Award Nominated - The Silent Patient
N2: Challenges Social Norms - Holding Up the Universe
N3: FREE - The Winemaker's Wife
N4: Senior Romance -The Empty Nesters
N5: Hometown Setting - The Wright Brothers

G1- First Person POV - Wilder Girls
G2- Red Cover - An Anonymous Girl
G3- Unfamiliar Territory - Ninth House
G4- Highly Recommended - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
G5- Supernatural Character - The Cruel Prince

O1- Foreign Setting - Little Bee

O2- Time Travel - Recursion
O3- Illustrated
O4- Religion - A Woman Is No Man
O5- Brown Cover


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Inkspill (runinkspill) | 70 comments reserved posts - nice. And I like how you have organised your list.

Happy Reading 2019!!


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Rosemarie | 3933 comments Mod
Good luck on your challenge, Megan.


message 13: by Trisha (new)

Trisha | 812 comments An impressive start - I hope you have a good reading year.


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Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Good luck!


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book recommended by a celebrity you admire - The Alice Network
Reese Witherspoon


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megan | 914 comments N4: Science Fiction - Elevation


message 17: by megan (last edited Jan 25, 2019 08:20AM) (new)

megan | 914 comments [x] Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge - Becoming (book about an interesting woman, 2017)


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book that’s published in 2019 - A Merciful Fate


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book by two female authors - To Marry an English Lord


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Lila Smith (lilasmith520-) (x) A book becoming a movie in 2019- P.S. I Still Love You


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book with a two-word title - Alexander Hamilton


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megan | 914 comments G1: Magical Realism - The Ocean at the End of the Lane


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megan | 914 comments I1: Start a Series - The Chase


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megan | 914 comments [x] A novel based on a true story - The Sculthorpe Murder
The real Detective Stephen Lavender of the Bow Street Police Office was dispatched to investigate the robbery and beating of 87 year old William Sculthorpe and his son in 1818. The time frame was changed to 1810 to allow the story to be set within the time frame of the series. Billy Sculthorpe was given Down Syndrome to allow the author to further explore a family connection with the disability in the early 19th century (From the Author's Note)


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book with a title that contains “salty,” “sweet,” “bitter,” or “spicy” - Sweet Girl


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book about a family - Escape


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book revolving around a puzzle or game - The Shark
Poker


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megan | 914 comments TBR - 14 Nov 2015: The Man in the High Castle


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book with a question in the title - Where'd You Go, Bernadette


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megan | 914 comments N2: Yellow Cover - The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides


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megan | 914 comments N4: Romance -Her Lifeline


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megan | 914 comments [x] A debut novel - Where the Forest Meets the Stars


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megan | 914 comments N1: Published This Year - The Victory Garden


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book told from multiple character POVs - The Last of the Stanfields


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter - Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


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megan | 914 comments O5: Pink Cover - All the Good Parts
All the Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan


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megan | 914 comments N5: Male POV - Death Rounds


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megan | 914 comments G2: In Translation - Siddhartha


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megan | 914 comments I3: Horror or Suspense - The Eighth Sister


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book about someone with a super power - All My Friends Are Superheroes


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megan | 914 comments B5: Pretty Dress - The Perfect Dress
The Perfect Dress by Carolyn Brown


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature - Sea of Stars
Spix


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book featuring an amateur detective - Wolfhunter River


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megan | 914 comments I5: Fairies or Fae - A Court of Thorns and Roses


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megan | 914 comments [x] A book becoming a movie in 2019 - The Sun Is Also a Star


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megan | 914 comments G5: Magical Powers - The Bear and the Nightingale


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megan | 914 comments G3: Minority Studies - On the Come Up


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megan | 914 comments G1: Tear-Jerker - Darken the Stars


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