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message 1: by TRenee (new)

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This challenge will run until Dec. 31, 2019 & hopefully will encourage us to try books/authors we wouldn't normally find/choose for ourselves...
Physical books, ebooks, & audio books all count, but the book can only be used once!
We can't wait to see your lists! :)

1. A New-release book (published 2019)
2. A Play or Short Story
3. A Fiction book
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller
5. A Banned/Challenged book
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend
7. A Nonfiction book
8. A book by an Author you've never read
9. A Classic book
10. A Biography/Memoir


message 2: by Denise (last edited Nov 07, 2019 07:27AM) (new)

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1. A New-release book (published 2019) The Au Pair
2. A Play or Short Story The Mousetrap: A Play
3. A Fiction book - Sisterchicks on the Loose
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller The Amish Sweet Shop
5. A Banned/Challenged book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend I, Robot
7. A Nonfiction book - The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
8. A book by an Author you've never read The Word Is Murder
9. A Classic book - Little Women
10. A Biography/Memoir The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers


message 3: by TRenee (last edited Jan 02, 2020 03:15PM) (new)

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1. A New-release book (published 2019): The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 4★
2. A Play or Short Story: The Daily Grind by Amy Clare Fontaine 3★
3. A Fiction book: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare 4★
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 4.5★
5. A Banned/Challenged book: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 4★
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks 3★
7. A Nonfiction book: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 4★
8. A book by an Author you've never read: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin 4★
9. A Classic book: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo 4.5★
10. A Biography/Memoir: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King 4★


message 4: by TRenee (new)

TRenee | 100 comments Mod
We're going to keep this one going for 2020 (Jan~Dec) & add a couple new categories (12 months = 12 books)...

You may start at any time & finish as quickly/slowly as you wish...for instance, if you finish earlier in the year it might be fun to see if you can complete it twice before year's end.

Here's the updated challenge list:
1. A New-release book (published 2020)
2. A Play or Short Story
3. A Fiction book
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller
5. A Banned/Challenged book
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend
7. A Nonfiction book
8. A book by an Author you've never read
9. A Classic book
10. A Biography/Memoir
11. A Young Adult Book
12. Audio or eBook


message 5: by Denise (last edited Sep 30, 2020 06:25AM) (new)

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I'm going to participate again this year. I'm excited about the new categories!

1. A New-release book (published 2020) The Jane Austen Society
2. A Play or Short Story The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales
3. A Fiction book The Love Letter
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller Grayling's Song
5. A Banned/Challenged book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend Things in Jars
7. A Nonfiction book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
8. A book by an Author you've never read The Starless Sea
9. A Classic book A Clockwork Orange
10. A Biography/Memoir Unqualified
11. A Young Adult Book Nyxia
12. Audio or eBook Dancing with Fireflies


message 6: by Joetta (new)

Joetta | 3 comments 1. A New-release book (published 2020)
2. A Play or Short Story
3. A Fiction book
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller
5. A Banned/Challenged book
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend
7. A Nonfiction book
8. A book by an Author you've never read
9. A Classic book
10. A Biography/Memoir
11. A Young Adult Book
12. Audio or eBook


message 7: by TRenee (last edited Oct 08, 2021 07:02AM) (new)

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09/12 Completed
1. A New-release book (published 2020)
2. A Play or Short Story The Saint Paddy's Promise by Kathi Daley 3★ (17 Mar)
3. A Fiction book Carve the Mark/The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth 3.5★ (31 Jan/02 Feb)
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller
5. A Banned/Challenged book A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 3.5★ (03 Jul)
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark 4★ (03 Apr)
7. A Nonfiction book The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones 4★ (31 May)
8. A book by an Author you've never read Nyxia by Scott Reintgen 4★ (30 Jul)
9. A Classic book
10. A Biography/Memoir Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir 3★ (28 Mar)
11. A Young Adult Book The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare 4★ (10 Jan)
12. Audio or eBook Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant 3★ (28 Apr)

Note: I know I completed this, but I lost my challenge list & couldn't remember the last three books :(


message 8: by TRenee (last edited Nov 09, 2021 03:32PM) (new)

TRenee | 100 comments Mod
2021 Book Buffet
1. A New-release book (published 2021)
2. A Play or Short Story
3. A Fiction book
4. A book recommended by your local Librarian or bookseller
5. A Banned/Challenged book
6. A book chosen for you by a Relative or Friend
7. A Nonfiction book
8. A book by an Author you've never read
9. A Classic book
10. A Biography/Memoir
11. A Young Adult Book
12. Audio or eBook

12/12 Completed
1. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner 4★ (25 Aug)
2. Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving 4★ (17 Sep)
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 4★ (30 Apr)
4. Fallen by Linda Castillo 4★ (11 Aug)
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie 4★ (07 Sep)
6. A Catered St. Patrick's Day by Isis Crawford 3★ (14 Mar)
7. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 4★ (26 Sep)
8. Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson 3★ (29 Jul)
9. Spencer's Mountain by Earl Hamner Jr. 3.5★ (24 Sep)
10. Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo 4★ (14 Sep)
11. Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare 4★ (30 Aug)
12. The Boy Who Didn't Come Home by Melissa Albert 3★ (07 Aug)

Going to try a second go at this one :)
07/12 Completed
1. The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams 4★ (13 Oct)
2.
3. Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin 4★ (22 Oct)
4.
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6. The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy 3.5★ (11 Oct)
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8. A Sudden Light by Garth Stein 4★ (04 Oct)
9. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 4★ (07 Nov)
10. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot 3.5★ (08 Oct)
11. Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin 4★ (23 Oct)
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