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message 1: by Laurie (last edited Oct 10, 2021 10:45PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments So many interesting challenges - so little time! ^_^

Current Challenges:

A Novel Role-Playing Adventure
Ongoing...

A Weighty Tome: 2021 Challenge: Gone with the Wind
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Parts Completed: 3/5

Cleaning Out the TBR Closet 2021
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Progress (Books Read or Deleted): 27/59

JA Yearly Challenge
Group: Jane Austen's Books and Adaptations
Duration: March 2, 2021 - March 2, 2022
Progress: 16/15-24 points

✧✧✧ Completed Challenges ✧✧✧

Cleaning Out the TBR Closet 2019
Duration: 5/3/19 - 12/31/19
Books Read: 8/8
Books Deleted: 34

The Brontës Yearly Challenge
Duration: September 16, 2019 - September 16, 2020
Level Completed: Mrs. Fairfax (15 points)

Cleaning Out the TBR Closet 2020
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Books Read: 12/12
Books Deleted: 50

Jane Austen Yearly Challenge
Duration: January 4, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Level Completed: Mrs. Bennet (7 points)

To-Read Weight Loss Challenge
Duration: December 28, 2019 - Until Completed (January 16, 2021)
Books Read or Deleted: 52/45
Diets Completed: 4/4

D.E.A.R. Day Reading Sprint 2021
Duration: 24 hours April 12 | 12:00 a.m. UTC
Mini Challenges Completed (optional): 1/5

Tower Teams 8 > Rincewind
Duration: May 1 - July 31, 2021
Finished 8th place of 16
Team total points: 21,050
My total points: 276
My total books: 6
My total pages: 2,159

Our FIRST Million Pages for 2021
Duration: January 1, 2021 - Until Completion (by December 31, 2021)
Completed: September 14, 2021
My Contributions: 11,591 pages (go back and check this)

✧✧✧ Link to my gem coin collection ✧✧✧


message 2: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 580 comments *****
Challenges I Want to Join Later:

New Releases (not in 2020, but someday)

Discovering History (one year from start date)
Heroine Alphabet Challenge (one year from start date)
The Heroine Challenge (one year from start date)
In Pursuit of a Title (one year from start date)
Scooby Doo Reading Challenge (one year from start date)

Deja Vu Reading Challenge (open-ended)
The Harry Potter Sorting Hat Reading Challenge (open-ended)
Materia Medica Challenge (open-ended)
Mind~Body~Spirit Challenge (open-ended)
Mythical Creatures: A to Z (open-ended)
Read Your Name (open-ended)
Settings: Alphabet Reading Challenge (open-ended)

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message 3: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 580 comments I'm going to go ahead and start including my full challenges here so it's easier to compare year to year, and I'm going to add my old ones.


message 4: by Laurie (last edited Feb 15, 2021 08:30PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments ---COMPLETED---

I loved the idea of this challenge when I discovered it halfway through 2019. Although I've been an avid reader my entire life, I didn't join Goodreads until I became a librarian in 2014. But when I did so, I added TONS of books the first couple years. As a librarian, I tend to read new books as we get them, so other books languish on my TBR. This has been the perfect challenge to remedy that. As I looked back, I also realized that sometimes I add books to my list just so I don't forget about them, but eventually I lose interest and don't care to read them anymore, for one reason or another. Pruning the dead weight has been a really freeing part of this challenge as well.

Cleaning Out the TBR Closet 2019
Starting May 3 - December 31, 2019
Books Completed: 8/8
Average Rating: 2.6

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message 5: by Laurie (last edited Feb 15, 2021 08:31PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments ---COMPLETED---

I didn't do as well on this challenge as I had hoped because early 2020 ended up being such a difficult reading time for me. I'm happy with the progress I was able to make and look forward to attempting this challenge again in the future.

The Brontës Yearly Challenge
Duration: September 16, 2019 - September 16, 2020
COMPLETED: 15/35
★★★Mrs. Fairfax★★★

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message 6: by Laurie (last edited Feb 15, 2021 08:33PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments ---COMPLETED---

✧ To-Read Weight Loss Challenge ✧

Starting "to-read" book count: 845
Desired end "to-read" book count: 800
(Realistically, I'm always adding to my TBR, so rather than stick to a specific end number on that shelf, I'll aim to "lose" at least 45 books total.)
Actual end "to-read" book count: 805

Duration: Open
⇢ Start Date: December 28, 2019
⇢ Completion Date: January 16, 2021

COMPLETED: 52/45

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message 7: by Laurie (last edited Feb 15, 2021 08:34PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments ---COMPLETED---

Cleaning Out the TBR Closet 2020
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Books Completed: 12/12 (Finished Dec. 28)

Beginning TBR: 831
Ending TBR: 807
Average Rating: 3.2


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message 8: by Laurie (last edited Feb 15, 2021 08:31PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments ---COMPLETED---

Oh, my poor nerves! Even reaching Mrs. Bennet level was a stretch this year!

Jane Austen Yearly Challenge
Duration: January 4, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Level: Mrs Bennet (5-14 points)
Points: 7

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message 9: by Laurie (last edited Apr 11, 2021 06:16PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments ✧ A Weighty Tome: 2021 Challenge: Gone with the Wind ✧
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Reading Schedule:

🗓 January & February
✔︎ Vol 1 / Part 1: pp 14 - 146 (finished 1/24)
🗓 March & April
✔︎Vol 1 / Part 2: pp 147 - 290 (finished 4/11/21)

==BREAK / CATCH UP MONTH==

🗓 June & July 2020
Vol 1 / Part 3: pp 291 - 510
🗓 August & September
Vol 2 / Part 4: pp 511 - 824

==BREAK / CATCH UP MONTH==

🗓 November & December
Vol 2 / Part 5: pp 825 - 1011


message 10: by Laurie (last edited Oct 10, 2021 10:45PM) (new)

Laurie | 580 comments Let's do this! :D

Cleaning Out the TBR Closet 2021
Books from 2014 Read or Deleted: 27/59
★ Total Books Read: 20
✘ Total Books DNF'd: 2
✂︎ Total Books Deleted: 5

Starting TBR: 805
Ending TBR:
Average Rating:


Books Added in 2014:

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano ✘ | The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ★★★ | The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski ✂︎ | The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 1 by Kairi Yura ★★★ | I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend (Jane Austen, #1) by Cora Harrison ★★★ | The Musician's Daughter (Theresa Schurman #1) by Susanne Dunlap ★★★★ | Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1) by E.K. Johnston ✂︎ | Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1) by Leah Cypess ★★★ | With a Name like Love by Tess Hilmo ★★★ | The Search for WondLa (The Search for WondLa, #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi ★★★ | Merlin's Blade (The Merlin Spiral, #1) by Robert Treskillard | Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt ★★★★ | Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst | Fall of a Kingdom (The Farsala Trilogy, #1) by Hilari Bell | The Second Life of Abigail Walker by Frances O'Roark Dowell ★★★ | Sophie Simon Solves Them All by Lisa Graff ★ | The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey ★★★★ | Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan ★★★ | Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1; Books of Arilland #1) by Alethea Kontis | Shield of Stars (The Shield, Sword, and Crown, #1) by Hilari Bell | Songs of Power by Hilari Bell | The Goblin Wood (Goblin Wood, #1) by Hilari Bell | Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin ★★★ | The Last Knight (Knight and Rogue, #1) by Hilari Bell | For Freedom The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix ✂︎ | The Truth About Sparrows  by Marian Hale ✘ | Always a Witch (Witch, #2) by Carolyn MacCullough | These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman ★★★★★ | Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles, #1) by Lauren DeStefano ✂︎ | Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira | Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu | The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors ★★★★ | Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry | Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock | Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks ✂︎ | The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Once a Witch (Witch, #1) by Carolyn MacCullough | Time Enough for Drums by Ann Rinaldi | Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima | Lark Rising (Guardians of Tarnec, #1) by Sandra Waugh | A Soldier's Secret The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss ★★ | Monstrous (Monstrous, #1) by MarcyKate Connolly | Fairest by Gail Carson Levine | The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1) by Shannon Hale ★★★★ | Enna Burning (The Books of Bayern, #2) by Shannon Hale ★★★ | Princess of the Midnight Ball (The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #1) by Jessica Day George ★★★ | Princess of Glass (The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #2) by Jessica Day George | Princess of the Silver Woods ( The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #3) by Jessica Day George | Maid of Secrets (Maids of Honor, #1) by Jennifer McGowan | Afterworlds (Afterworlds #1) by Scott Westerfeld | The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater | Separated @ Birth A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited by Anais Bordier | The Archived (The Archived, #1) by Victoria Schwab ★★★★ | Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen | Tunnel Vision (Tunnel Vision, #1) by Susan Adrian | Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) by Danielle L. Jensen | Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis

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