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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5794 comments Post your completed tasks here. In order to help us better manage our score keeping: PLEASE ONLY POST ONE BOOK PER MESSAGE.

Please use the add book/author link for the book titles. When claiming combo points, tell how the book qualifies, and provide a link if requested in the task description.

If using an outside source to qualify a book for points or combo, please be sure to post in the appropriate task thread prior to posting in this thread.

Sample RwS Post

20.6 Stand Up

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

+20 Task
+5 Combo 10.1 Jane CK rated it 5 stars
+10 Female Author
+10 LiT
+10 Oldies (1949)
+10 Jumbo (746 pages)

Task Total: 65
Season Total: 325 (assumes a previous season total of 260)


message 2: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5794 comments CYOA Sample Post

15.4 CYOA-Author has 4 letters in first or last name

Watchers by Dean Koontz

+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 380 (assumes a previous season total of 365)


message 3: by Anika (last edited Dec 01, 2019 08:23PM) (new)

Anika | 1672 comments 15.1 CYOA, A4 (double letter in name)

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow (my carry-over book, read 51% today)

+15 Task

Task total: 15
Season total: 15


message 4: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 2243 comments 10.10 Group Reads

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Task=10
Combo= 15 (10.1-Elizabeth; 10.2; 10.9-1929)
LiT=10
Oldie=10 (1929)

Task Total=45
Grand Total=45

Tasks completed=1
10.10 (45)


message 5: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2658 comments 10.1 5-Star Reads

SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris

+10 Task https://www.goodreads.com/group/show_...
+ 5 Combo (10.2)

Post total: 15
Season Total: 15


message 6: by Megan (new)

Megan (gentlyread) | 358 comments 20.3 She Writes

The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher

+20 Task -- written by a woman with a woman (seventeen year old girl) main character
+10 Combo (10.2 Raven; 10.9 published 2016)
+10 Female

Task Total: 40
Season Total: 40


message 7: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2205 comments 10.9 Play the Numbers
A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama
Published 2012

+10 Task
+10 Female

Post Total: 20
Season Total: 20



message 8: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2205 comments 15.1 CYOA - C4 (author has published in at least 3 forms)
The Vows of Silence (Simon Serrailler #4) by Susan Hill

+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 35



message 9: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1215 comments 10.7 Alphabet Days

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

+10 task
+15 combo 10.2 Anniversary, 10.5 most recently published, 20.3 She writes
+10 Female author

Task total: 35
Season total: 35


message 10: by Christine (new)

Christine Doiron | 65 comments 20.8 Taming A Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker

First published in 1986

+20 task
+5 oldies

Task total =25
Grand total = 25


message 11: by Lagullande (last edited Dec 02, 2019 11:27PM) (new)

Lagullande | 947 comments 10.9 Play the Numbers

You Would Have Missed Me by Birgit Vanderbeke

+10 Task (pub 2016)
+10 Combo (10.2, 20.3)
+10 Female Author
+10 LiT (German->English)


Points this post: 40
RwS total: 40
CYOA total: -
Season Total: 40


message 12: by Anika (new)

Anika | 1672 comments 15.2 CYOA, B4

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers

+15 Task (b. 1883, d. 1957)

Task total: 15
Season total: 30


message 13: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1215 comments 10.4 Genius

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
(#187 on Post Modern Genius list)

YA, Low Lexile, no styles

Task total: 10
Season total: 45


message 14: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1044 comments 15.1 A3 author uses three names

Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone by Mary Anne Morefield

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15


message 15: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2141 comments 20.6 Stand Up for Your Rights

Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov

+20 Task The discrimination faced by the Earthmen was a major theme in this book.
+5 Oldies (1950)

Task Total: 25
Season Total: 25


message 16: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1407 comments 15.1 CYOA A1

A1 - Author's first or last name consists of exactly 4 letters.

The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley

+15 task

Task total=15
Grand total=15


message 17: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4055 comments 15.1 COYA C1
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

+15 pts - Task
Season Total - 15 pts


message 18: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2173 comments 15.1 CYOA

A3

The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

15 task
_______
15

Running total: 15


message 19: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2173 comments 20.2 Freedom season

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

20 task
5 oldie
10 combo 10.1 (Ed), 10.2
____
35

Running total 50


message 20: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 2243 comments 15.1-A2. Author's Name contains no letter L

The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

Task=15
Task Total=15
Grand Total=60

Tasks completed=2
10.10 (45)
15.1


message 21: by Anika (new)

Anika | 1672 comments 15.3 CYOA, C3 Author has published for 20+ years

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

+15 Task

Task total: 15
Season total: 45


message 22: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2205 comments 15.2 CYOA - C5 (author is a journalist)
Who's Afraid? (Supernatural Sisters #1) by Maria Lewis

+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 50



message 23: by Beth (last edited Dec 04, 2019 08:07PM) (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1044 comments 20.5 sense of place

NW by Zadie Smith
Nominee for 2013 Ondaatje Prize

+20 task
+10 female author
+5 combo 10.1 - Whitney rated it 5 stars in 2017
+5 combo 10.2
+5 combo 10.8
+5 combo 10.9 - published 2012
+5 combo 20.7 - takes place solely in London

Task total: 55
Grand total: 70


message 24: by Marie (new)

Marie (mariealex) | 505 comments 20.6 Stand Up For Your Rights

Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

The narrator, a teenage girl, is ostracized and bullied, supposedly because of her weight, and she is finding solace in Jane Eyre.

+20 Task
(no style points as it is a graphic novel)

Task total = 20

Points total = 20


message 25: by Rosemary (last edited Dec 05, 2019 11:44AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2658 comments 10.8 Single Word Title

Junky by William S. Burroughs

+10 Task
+15 Combo (10.1 https://www.goodreads.com/group/show_... ,
10.5 https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/wi... , 10.7 J&W)
+ 5 Oldies (1953)

Post total: 30
Season Total: 45


message 26: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2658 comments 20.7 Island Dreams

The Case of the Missing Boyfriend by Nick Alexander

+20 Task (set about 90% in the UK)
+10 Combo (10.1 https://www.goodreads.com/group/show_... , 10.9 2011)

Post total: 30
Season Total: 75


message 27: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2658 comments 20.8 Unification Season

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

+20 Task (1979)
+ 5 Combo (10.1 https://www.goodreads.com/group/show_... )
+ 5 Oldies

Post total: 30
Season Total: 105


message 28: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1215 comments 15.1 CYOA

B2 Author born 1914-18 or 1939-45

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (born 1941)

Task total: 15
Season total: 60


message 29: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2173 comments 20.4 Poet's non-poetry

The Fur Person by May Sarton

Could this book be any more charming???!!! Thanks Anika + Elizabeth!

20 task
10 female
5 oldie
5 combo 10.1 (Anika)
____
40

Running total: 90


message 30: by Christine (new)

Christine Doiron | 65 comments 20.6 Pale Kings And Princes by Robert B. Parker

Takes place in the fiction town of Wheaton, Maine who’s is about 1/3 Colombian. There’s a big cocaine problem in this town and basically that and all of the crime and violence in this town is blamed on the Colombian population, even though the white cops are also a big part of the problem. There’s also a young man treated very poorly because he has a learning disability.

+ 20 task
+ 5 combo with 20.8 (first published in 1987)
+ 5 oldies

Task total = 30
Grand total = 55


message 31: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 17 comments 20.1 Decade +20

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
#328

Combo Points +45
10.1- Rated 5 stars by Tien
10.6- 479 pages
10.8- single word title
10.9- published 2017
10.10- Group Reads
20.3- Author- Min Jin Lee, Main Character- Sunja
20.5- 20th century Japan (spans 4 generations)
20.6- Discrimination against Koreans in Japan
20.7- Takes place mostly in Japan

Style Points
Female Author +10

Task Total: 75
Season Total: 75


message 32: by Tien (last edited Dec 06, 2019 01:12AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2205 comments 20.8 Unification Season
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams
published 1987

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.1 - Rebekah; 20.7 - set in UK)
+5 Oldies

Post Total: 35
Season Total: 85



message 33: by Lagullande (new)

Lagullande | 947 comments 10.2 ANNIVERSARY

Athelstan: The Making of England by Tom Holland

+10 Task
+10 Combo (10.9 pub 2016, 20.7 UK)


Points this post: 20
RwS total: 60
CYOA total: -
Season Total: 60


message 34: by Anika (last edited Dec 10, 2019 12:58PM) (new)

Anika | 1672 comments 10.5 Debut

Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner
(low Lexile)

+10 Task (this is the author’s first and only novel)

Task total: 10
Season total: 55

Valerie! I’m so glad you loved The Fur Person, too :-)


message 35: by Beth (last edited Dec 06, 2019 03:46AM) (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1044 comments 15.2 C3 Veteran Author

Bicycles by Nikki Giovanni

Task total: 15
Grand total: 85

Jackie - that is a stunning quantity of points for one book. Wow.


message 36: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 2243 comments 20.8 Unification Season

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
pub. 1989


Task=20
Combo= 5 (20.3)
Female=10
Oldie=5 (1989)
Task Total=40
Grand Total=100

Tasks completed=3
10.10 (45)
15.1
20.8 (40)


message 37: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4055 comments CYOA A4 author has double letter in name
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Task - 15 pts
Season Total - 30 pts


message 38: by Tien (last edited Dec 07, 2019 03:44AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2205 comments 15.3 CYOA - A2 (No L)
Red Dust Dreaming by Eva Scott

+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 100



message 39: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1407 comments 20.4 Poet's Non-Poetry

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

+20 task (at least 8 works listed)
+20 combo (10.1-rated 5 stars by Pam, 10.4, 10.9, 20.7-Scotland)
+15 oldies (1824)

Task total=55
Grand total=70


message 40: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 17 comments Beth wrote: "15.2 C3 Veteran Author

Bicycles by Nikki Giovanni

Task total: 15
Grand total: 85

Jackie - that is a stunning quantity of points for one book. Wow."


That was pure luck! I read it for a local book club and figured I’d check to see how many tasks it qualified for, I wasn’t expecting it to tally up that much!


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11346 comments Tien wrote: "15.3 CYOA - A1 (4 letters in author's last name)
Red Dust Dreaming by Eva Scott

+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 100"


Did you mean a different option/category? The author's name has 3-letters and 5-letters respectively.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11346 comments Post 27 Rosemary wrote: "20.8 Unification Season

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

+20 Task (1979)
+ 5 Combo (10.1 https://www.goodreads.com/group/show_......"


I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is a YA Assignment at BPL and it has no Lexile. Task, but no styles.


message 43: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2141 comments 10.9 Play the Numbers

Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey

+10 Task published 2019
+5 Jumbo 534 pages

Task Total: 15
Season Total: 40


message 44: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2205 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Tien wrote: "15.3 CYOA - A1 (4 letters in author's last name)
Red Dust Dreaming by Eva Scott

+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 100"

Did you mean a different option/category? The author's name has 3-letters and 5-letters respectively."


ack, sorry, I was moving things around on my spreadsheet and yep, messed this up. I'll fix my post, thanks!


message 45: by Tien (last edited Dec 12, 2019 08:18PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2205 comments 20.10 A Winning Decade
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2017)

+20 Task
+25 Combo (10.1 - Joanna; 10.9 - pub 2016; 20.1; 20.2; 20.6)

Post Total: 45
Season Total: 150



message 46: by Megan (new)

Megan (gentlyread) | 358 comments 20.8 Unification Season

Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

+20 Task -- published 1963
+15 Combo (10.1 rated 5 stars by Besmala; 10.10 group read; 20.6 about racial discrimination)
+5 Oldies

Task Total: 40
Season Total: 80


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11346 comments Post 34 Anika wrote: "10.5 Debut

Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner

+10 Task (this is the author’s first and only novel)
+10 Female
+10 Combo (10.2, 10.9 pub. 2011)

Task total: 30
Season..."


I'm sorry, Anika. This is a YA Assignment at BPL and has no Lexile. Task, but no styles.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11346 comments 15.1 CYOA - C4 - Author published for more than 20 years

No Name by Wilkie Collins (5 stars!)

Season total = 15 (first post)


message 49: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2173 comments 20.3 She writes

Sisterland by Salla Simukka (advanced reader's copy)

Lexile 700

20 task
10 female writer
10 Lit
5 combo 10.2
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45

Running total: 135


message 50: by Mary (new)

Mary | 596 comments 20.3 She Writes

Night Waking by Sarah Moss

20 pts. 20.3 She Writes
5 pts 10.2 Anniversary
5 pts 10.9 Play the numbers
5 pts Island Dreams
10 pts Female

Task total. 45 pts
Season total. 45 pts

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