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message 1: by chan (last edited May 02, 2019 03:45AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments I joined Goodreads in December 2018, because I wanted to start reading regurarly again after a couple of bad reading years. And since I was able to read over fifty books, in 2019 I am eager to actually participate in a challenge or two more than the previous year, which I mostly spent observing the activity troughout this group.

THE NAVIGATION
• facts and figures
• reading year 2019
• book cover collage

• yearly challenges
• clear the shelves [info]
• reading women [info]
• serial reader [info]
• quarterly challenges
• book adaptations of 2019 (jan - mar) [info]
• globetrotter (apr - jun) [info]
• monthly challenges
• mysterious march (mar) [info]
• o.w.l. magical readathon (apr) [info]
• mental health readathon (may) [info]



message 2: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 04:19AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments FACTS AND FIGURES
the progress
I have read 65 of 75 books.
authors
female: 42
male: 20
multiple: 1

african: 1
asian: 4
european: 22
north american: 32
latin american: 1
oceanian: 3

new discovery: 46
previously read: 16
type of books
fiction: 54
non-fiction: 8
page numbers
0 - 250 pages: 24
251 - 500 pages: 32
501 - 800 pages: 6
800+ pages: 1
ratings
☆☆☆☆☆: 7
★☆☆☆☆: 8
★★☆☆☆: 20
★★★☆☆: 17
★★★★☆: 13
★★★★★: 6



message 3: by chan (last edited Jul 15, 2019 02:45AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments READING YEAR 2019
• goodreads reading challenge
currently reading
Stay and Fight by Madeline Ffitch
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

5 stars
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ()
You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames ()
The Lost Man by Jane Harper ()
Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler ()
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling ()
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling ()

4 stars
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani ()
Der nasse Fisch by Volker Kutscher ()
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar ()
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling ()
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ()
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou ()
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh ()
Das Seelenhaus by Hannah Kent ()
Die Ladenhüterin by Sayaka Murata ()
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ()
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman ()
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani ()
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon ()

3 stars
Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse ()
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien ()
Squall by Sean Costello ()
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker ()
The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan by Caitlín R. Kiernan ()
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ()
McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh ()
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin ()
Daughter of Neptune by Theresa Wisner ()
Crazy Horse Weeps: Stories of Young Lives on South Dakota's Indian Reservations by Joseph M. Marshall III ()
Night Film by Marisha Pessl ()
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel ()
Erhebung by Stephen King ()
Der Report der Magd by Margaret Atwood ()
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman ()
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling ()
Der Kleine Prinz by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ()



message 4: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 02:52AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments
2 stars
Der Sandmann by Lars Kepler ()
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson ()
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera ()
No Exit by Taylor Adams ()
Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant ()
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ()
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ()
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin ()
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath ()
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot ()
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling ()
Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling ()
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster ()
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami ()
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher ()
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig ()
Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami ()
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ()
Into the Blue by Pene Henson ()
Bus 57 - Eine wahre Geschichte by Dashka Slater

1 star
The Vegetarian by Han Kang ()
The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson ()
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill ()
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling ()
Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin ()
Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig ()
Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister ()
Cockblock by C.V. Hunt ()

didn't finish
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ()
Todesmarsch by Richard Bachman ()
Such Good Work: A Novel by Johannes Lichtman ()
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart ()
The Water Tower Club by B.K. Mayo ()



message 5: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 02:52AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments BOOK COVER COLLAGE
• because it looks pretty
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani Der Sandmann by Lars Kepler Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Der nasse Fisch (Gereon Rath, #1) by Volker Kutscher Sweetpea (Sweetpea, #1) by C.J. Skuse The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien The Vegetarian by Han Kang Dead Mountain The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar Squall by Sean Costello Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling No Exit by Taylor Adams Little Darlings by Melanie Golding You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou The Lost Man by Jane Harper My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson Das Seelenhaus by Hannah Kent If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin Die Ladenhüterin by Sayaka Murata The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan by Caitlín R. Kiernan Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Heart Berries A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library) by J.K. Rowling Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler Daughter of Neptune by Theresa Wisner Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1) by Chuck Wendig Crazy Horse Weeps Stories of Young Lives on South Dakota's Indian Reservations by Joseph M. Marshall III Night Film by Marisha Pessl The Nest by Kenneth Oppel The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Mockingbird (Miriam Black, #2) by Chuck Wendig Erhebung by Stephen King Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami Der Report der Magd by Margaret Atwood Radio Silence by Alice Oseman Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Into the Blue by Pene Henson Bus 57 Eine wahre Geschichte by Dashka Slater The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Der Kleine Prinz by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister Cockblock by C.V. Hunt



message 6: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 02:43AM) (new)


message 7: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 02:53AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments LET'S TURN PAGES [info] [post]
• 19'756 of 15'000 pages read
january (2'613 pages)
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (256) ()
Der Sandmann by Lars Kepler (574) ()
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (416)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (352) ()
Der nasse Fisch by Volker Kutscher (543) ()
Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse (472) ()

february (3'031 pages)
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (576) ()
The Vegetarian by Han Kang (183) ()
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar (288) ()
Squall by Sean Costello (178) ()
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera (128) ()
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (332) ()
No Exit by Taylor Adams (336) ()
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding (336) ()
You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames (76) ()
Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant (257) ()
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (341) ()

march (3'458)
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (336) ()
The Lost Man by Jane Harper (362) ()
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (240) ()
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (336) ()
The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson (352) ()
Das Seelenhaus by Hannah Kent (384) ()
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (230) ()
Die Ladenhüterin by Sayaka Murata (142) ()
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker (400) ()
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (244) ()
The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan by Caitlín R. Kiernan (432) ()

april (2'771)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (360) ()
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (388) ()
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (256) ()
McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh (144) ()
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (19) ()
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot (160) ()
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling (128) ()
Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling (128) ()
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (128) ()
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (50) ()
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin (256) ()
Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin (255)
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami (179) ()
Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler (320) ()

may (2'958)
Daughter of Neptune by Theresa Wisner (179) ()
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (163) ()
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (320) ()
Crazy Horse Weeps: Stories of Young Lives on South Dakota's Indian Reservations by Joseph M. Marshall III (120) ()
Night Film by Marisha Pessl (602) ()
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (256) ()
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (264) ()
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (462) ()
Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig (368) ()
Erhebung by Stephen King (144) ()
Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami (80) ()

june (2'565)
Der Report der Magd by Margaret Atwood (416) ()
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (496) ()
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (617) ()
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (400) ()
Into the Blue by Pene Henson (236) ()
Bus 57 - Eine wahre Geschichte by Dashka Slater (400)



message 9: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 02:54AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments READING WOMEN [info]
• 17 of 26 challenges fulfilled
01. a mystery or thriller by a woman of color
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani ()

02. a book about a woman with a mental illness
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath ()
other options
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot ()
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher ()

03. a book by an author from nigeria or new zealand
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ()

04. a book about or set in appalachia
Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant ()

05. a children's book
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill ()
other options
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani ()

06. a multigenerational family saga
The Lost Man by Jane Harper ()

07. a book featuring a woman in science
Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler ()

08. a play

09. a novella
Die Ladenhüterin by Sayaka Murata ()
other options
McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh ()
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami ()
Cockblock by C.V. Hunt ()

10. a book about a woman athlete
11. a book featuring a religion other than your own

12. a lambda literary award winner
Into the Blue by Pene Henson ()

13. a myth retelling
The Vegetarian by Han Kang ()

14. a translated book published before 1945

15. a book written by a south asian author
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani ()

16. a book by an indigenous woman 
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot ()

17. a book from the 2018 reading women award shortlist

18. a romance or love story
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ()

19. a book about nature

20. a historical fiction book
Das Seelenhaus by Hannah Kent ()
other options
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh ()
McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh ()

21. a book you bought or borrowed in 2019

22. a book you picked up because of the cover
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ()

23. any book from a series
Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse ()

24. a young adult book by a woman of color
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson ()

25. a book by jesmyn ward (bonus)
26. a book by jhumpa lahiri (bonus)



message 10: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 02:48AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments SERIAL READER [info] [post]
• 13 of 20 books that are part of a series read
gereon rath (started)
no. 01: Der nasse Fisch by Volker Kutscher ()

harry potter (reread)
no. 01: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling ()
no. 02: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ()
no. 03: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling ()
no. 04: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling ()
no. 05: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling ()

miriam black (started) (abandoned)
no. 01: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig ()
no. 02: Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig ()

rosemary's baby (finished)
no. 01: Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin ()
no. 02: Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin ()

sweetpea (started)
no. 01: Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse ()

the handmaid's tale (started)
no. 01: Der Report der Magd by Margaret Atwood ()

the lord of the rings (reread)
no. 01: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien ()



message 11: by chan (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments QUARTERLY CHALLENGES
• participation in 2 quarterly challenges
book adaptations of 2019 (jan - mar) [info] [post] 3/3
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ()
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin ()
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath ()

globetrotter (apr - jun) [info] [post] 9/9
diaspora (a book where the protagonist is living away from their homeland): Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler ()
walk in another's shoes (a memoir by an author whose ethnicity differs from your own): Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot ()
other worlds in other words (a translated work of literary or genre fiction): McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh ()
fictionalized history (read a historical fiction about a culture you're unfamiliar with): The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani ()
borderlines (read a book about social, cultural, geopolitical, or other boundaries): Der Report der Magd by Margaret Atwood ()
transcontinental cruising (read a book that takes place in more than one continent): Into the Blue by Pene Henson ()
multi-linguist (a book that includes text written in two or more languages): Crazy Horse Weeps: Stories of Young Lives on South Dakota's Indian Reservations by Joseph M. Marshall III ()
global reader (choose a book written by an author from a country other than your own): Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami ()
traversing the terrains (a story that takes place on a terrain that is different than ones you are most familiar with): Daughter of Neptune by Theresa Wisner ()



message 12: by chan (last edited Jul 13, 2019 02:54AM) (new)

chan (horizonous) | 53 comments MONTHLY CHALLENGES
• participation in 3 monthly challenges
mysterious march (mar) [info] [post] 5/3
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh ()
The Lost Man by Jane Harper ()
The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson ()
Das Seelenhaus by Hannah Kent ()
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker ()

o.w.l. magical readathon (apr) [info] 8/8 required* | 4/4 optional
— *ancient runes (a retelling): Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ()
— *arithmancy (written by more than one author): The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling ()
astronomy ("star" in the title): Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler ()
care of magical creatures (a land animal on the cover): Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling ()
— *charms (an adult work): McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh ()
— *defence against the dark arts (title starts with an "r"): Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin ()
divination (set in the future): The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster ()
— *herbology (a plant on the cover): Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot ()
history of magic (published at least 10 years ago): Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling ()
— *muggle studies (a contemporary): Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami ()
— *potions (a sequel): Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling ()
— *transfiguration (red cover): Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin ()

the book junkie trials (july) [info] 3/5 required* | 2/12 optional
— *crimson peaks (re-read a favourite): You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames ()
— *queendom stone (feat. royalty): Der Kleine Prinz by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ()
— *forgotten forests (next in series): Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling ()
— *weeping falls (a tearjerker): Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
— *bookie grail (find something lost): Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen
dwarf mount (hint of romance)
apothecary towers (random book): Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister ()
great library (on tbr for a long time)
drowning deep (rich world-building)
orc grove (gruesome, gory, or gritty): Cockblock by C.V. Hunt ()
ol' pirate cove (set at sea)
glimmer (beautiful or colourful)
draconic isle (feat. dragons)
elven guard (feat. war, military or politics)
hallow isle (atmospheric or horror)
empty barrel inn (indulgent read)
giant squid (intimidating read)



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