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message 1: by Lindsey (last edited Jan 02, 2021 07:50PM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments 2021 Reading goal 200 books

2021 challenges
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2020 Reading Statistics Tracker
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message 2: by Lindsey (last edited Jan 02, 2021 07:51PM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments January Wrap up

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message 3: by Lindsey (last edited Jan 02, 2021 07:51PM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments February Wrap up

Books: 21
Pages: 4, 933 pages

1 - 24 pages of Training Camp, 110 pages of Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse completed =134 pages
2 - 46 pages of Training Camp, 131 pages of Euphoria completed =177 pages
3 - 50 pages of Training Camp = 50 pages
4 - 102 pages of Training Camp = 102 pages
5 - 68 pages of Training Camp = 68 pages
6 - 0 pages
7 - 137 pages of Harry Potter: Ultimate Collection of Harry Potter Memes, Funny Memes & NSFW completed = 137 pages
8 - 172 pages of Training Camp completed = 172 pages
9 - 73 pages of To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope = 73 pages
10 - 0 pages
11 - 0 pages
12 - 55 pages of CAFFEINE AND NICOTINE completed =55 pages
13 - 51 pages of Imaginary Friend, 18 pages of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, = 69 pages
14 - 39 pages of To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope = 39 pages
15 - 163 pages of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened = 163 pages
16 - 28 pages of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened = 28 pages
17 - 50 pages of To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope, 160 pages of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened completed =210 pages
18 - 61 pages of To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope =61 pages
19 - 128 pages of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse completed, 9 pages of To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope, = 137 pages
20 - 144 pages of Strange Planet completed, 184 pages of To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope completed, 76 pages of The Story of Abraham Lincoln: A Biography Book for New Readers completed =404 pages
21 - 23 pages of Imaginary Friend = 23 pages
22 - 160 pages of Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son completed, 39 pages of Imaginary Friend, = 199 pages
23 - 24 pages of Imaginary Friend = 24 pages
24 - 63 pages of Doctor Who: Keeping Up with the Joneses completed, 109 pages of Letters From An Astrophysicist = 172 pages
25 - 338 pages of Crank, 80 pages of Mile 81 completed = 418 pages
26 - 199 pages of Crank completed, 311 pages of Love and Leftovers = 510 pages
27 - 138 pages of Letters From An Astrophysicist completed, 121 pages of Love and Leftovers completed, 29 pages of The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool and Other Things I Definitely Learned from Growing Up = 288 pages
28 - 211 pages of The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool and Other Things I Definitely Learned from Growing Up completed, 104 pages of Lost & Found: And Other Odd Short Stories completed, 272 pages of The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy completed = 587 pages
29 - 266 pages of Tangled up in Blue completed = 266 pages


Books Read
Training Camp (Wizenard, #1) by Kobe Bryant Harry Potter Ultimate Collection of Harry Potter Memes, Funny Memes & NSFW (Harry Potter Memes 2) by Jackson Lopez To Obama With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas Dumpty The Age of Trump in Verse (Dumpty, #1) by John Lithgow Euphoria by F.S. Yousaf CAFFEINE AND NICOTINE by Hannah M Farmer Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky Strange Planet (Strange Planet #1) by Nathan W. Pyle The Story of Abraham Lincoln A Biography Book for New Readers by Carla Jablonski Gay Like Me A Father Writes to His Son by Richie Jackson Doctor Who Keeping Up with the Joneses (Time Trips) by Nick Harkaway Letters From An Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson Crank (Crank, #1) by Ellen Hopkins Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay Mile 81 by Stephen King The Odd 1s Out How to Be Cool and Other Things I Definitely Learned from Growing Up by James Rallison Lost & Found And Other Odd Short Stories by Scott Baron The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy by Marie Jaskulka Tangled up in Blue by Marion Castella

2020 Reading Statistics Tracker
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message 4: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:34AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments March Wrap up

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message 5: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:34AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments April Wrap up

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message 6: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:34AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments May Wrap up

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message 7: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:34AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments June Wrap up

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message 8: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:34AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments July Wrap up

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message 9: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:37AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments August Wrap up

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message 10: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:38AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments September Wrap up

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Rosemarie | 3940 comments Mod
Good luck and happy reading, Lindsey!


message 12: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:38AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments October Wrap up

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message 13: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:38AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments November Wrap up

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message 14: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 07, 2020 08:39AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments December Wrap up

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message 15: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 19, 2020 05:54PM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Winter Bingo 2020 (M#8)

Goal - Winter Bingo 2020 - claim at least one "Bingo" - can go horizational, vertical, diagonal, "X" or "around the world" or "BLACK OUT"
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: March 20th, 2020

✔ B1: Award Winner The Firefly Letters 3/6/20, 3*
✔ B2: Graphic Novel The Plain Janes 1/8/20 - 1/9/20, 5*
✔ B3: Silver Lettering The Way Life Was Forever 3/16/20, 1*
✔ B4: Mystery or Thriller Imaginary Friend 2/13/20 - 3/4/20, 4*
✔ B5: Current Event Related Where War Ends: A Combat Veteran’s 2,700-Mile Journey to Heal ― Recovering from PTSD and Moral Injury through Meditation 1/12/20 - 1/15/20, 5*

✔ I1: Start a Series The Isle of the Lost: The Graphic Novel 1/15/20, 4*
✔ I2: Middle Grade Return to the Isle of the Lost: The Graphic Novel 1/15/20, 4*
✔ I3: Blue Cover What Is the Story of Doctor Who? 1/15/20, 5*
✔ I4: > 400 pages Crank 2/25/20 - 2/26/20, 5*
✔ I5: Personal Improvement Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You 1/13/20, 5*

✔ N1: Classic Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel 3/6/20, 4*
✔ N2: Made into a Movie To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel 3/4/20, 4*
✔ N3: FREE CAFFEINE AND NICOTINE 2/12/20, 3*
✔ N4: Science Fiction The Binge Watcher's Guide To Doctor Who: A History of Doctor Who and the First Female Doctor 1/10/20 - 1/11/20, 4*
✔ N5: Humor Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened 2/14/20 - 2/17/20, 4*

✔ G1: Magical Realism Belzhar 3/18/20, 5*
✔ G2: LGBTQ+ Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son 2/22/20, 5*
✔ G3: White Cover Book Love 1/13/20, 5*
✔ G4: Published In Your Birth Year The Dark Half 3/19/20, 4*
✔ G5: Biographical Me 1/22/20 - 1/29/20, 5*

✔O1: Published Last Year To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope 2/9/20 - 2/20/20, 5*
✔O2: Epistolary Letters From An Astrophysicist 2/23/20 - 2/27/20, 4*
✔ O3: Gold Lettering Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production 1/10/20, 5*
✔ O4: Based on Mythology Beowulf 3/19/20, 3*
✔ O5: Math/Science Doctor Who: Keeping Up with the Joneses 2/23/20 - 2/24/20, 4*


message 16: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Decade Challenge 2020 (M#10)

Goal - Decades Challenge 2020 - read one book originally published in each decade listed
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books Completed:

1820-1920

Level 1 Half Century
1820-1829:
1830-1839:
1840-1849:
1850-1859:
1860-1869:

Level 2 Centurion
1870-1879:
1880-1889:
1890-1899:
1900-1909:
1910-1919:

1920-2020

Level 1 Half Century
1920-1929:
1930-1939:
1940-1949:
1950-1959:
1960-1969:

Level 2 Centurion
1970-1979:
1980-1989:
1990-1999:
2000-2009:
2010-2020

2000-2020

Level 1 Start The Countdown
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Level 2 Double Down
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

Level 3 Moving Forward
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Level 4 Decade Master
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020


message 17: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Chunksters 2020 (M#14)

Goal - Chunksters - Read books from 400 to 599 pages
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020

Level One - Chunkster
1
2
3

Level Two - Flower Presser
4
5
6

Level 3 - Back Breaker
7
8
9
10


message 18: by Lindsey (last edited Jan 07, 2020 02:18PM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Feather Weight 2020 (M#15)

Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed: 0/15


Level 1 Ruffled Feathers
1
2
3
4
5

Level 2 Flapping Wings
6
7
8
9
10

Level 3 Taking Flight
11
12
13
14
15



message 19: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Mt TBR 2020 (M#37)

Goal - Read books of your TBR
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020


Level 1 Base Camp
1: Shade Me
2: Dare You
3: Break Us
4:
5

Level 2 Start The Climb
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Level 3 Going Higher
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Level 4 Reach The Summet
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50


message 20: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments The Game is Afoot 2020 (M#11)

Goal - The Game is Afoot 2020 - Explore the Mystery game (can also include suspense and thriller)
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020

Level 1 - Break the Code (2 Books)
1.
2.

Level 2 - Shadow the Suspect (4 Books)
3.
4.

Level 3 - Crack the Case (7 Books)
5.
6.
7.

Level 4 - Chase the Villain (10 Books)
8.
9.
10.


message 21: by Lindsey (last edited Feb 24, 2020 10:50AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Anti Alphabet Soup (M#15)

Goal - Read books MISSING a particular letter
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed: 0/26

No A-
No B- Elevation 1/12/20, 5*
No C-
No D-
No E-
No F-
No G-
No H-
No I-
No J-The Story of Abraham Lincoln: A Biography Book for New Readers 2/20/20, 4*
No K-
No L-
No M-
No N-
No O-
No P-
No Q- Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse 1/31/20 - 2/1/20, 3*
No R-
No S-
No T-
No U-
No V-
No W-
No X-
No Y-
No Z-


message 22: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 18, 2020 09:02AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Bookopoly 2020 (M#27)

Goal -Move around the book using the electronic dice and read the book that matches the number rolled
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Round One
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Round Two
Roll One -- 12 previous roll from round one
Book Ban - Read a book you've been putting off for a long time, or finish a book that you've previously abandoned --- Black Widow: Forever Red ✔ (3/12/20)

Roll Two -- 1 + 5 = 6
Orange - Genre: YA, Middle Grade, or Children's ---



message 23: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Down with History 2020 (M#7)

Goal - Down with History 2020 - Historical Fiction
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Different time period for each level

Level 1 - Ancient Ancestors (2 Books)
1.
2.

Level 2 - Medieval Mayhem (4 Books)
3.
4.

Level 3 - Days of Empire (7 Books)
5.
6.
7.

Level 4 - Wars of Old (10 Books)
8.
9.
10.

Level 5 - The Past is the Past (15 Books)
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.


message 24: by Lindsey (last edited Feb 24, 2020 10:40AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments New to You 2020 (M#17)

Goal - Read authors that are new to you
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The Accidental Genius of Weasel High 1/12/20, 2*

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Where Is Broadway? 1/18/20, 4*
3. Dear Midnight 1/22/20, 3*

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Euphoria 2/2/20, 4*
5. Harry Potter: Ultimate Collection of Harry Potter Memes, Funny Memes & NSFW 2/7/20, 2*
6. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse 2/19/20, 4*

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7.Strange Planet 2/20/20, 3*
8.Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son 2/22/20, 5*
9.
10.


message 25: by Lindsey (last edited Jan 07, 2020 09:10PM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Fantasy Faire 2020 (M#8)

Goal - Fantasy Faire - explore the genre of Fantasy
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Level 1 - Linger with Elves (2 Books)
1.
2.

Level 2 - Fly with Dragons (4 Books)
3.
4.

Level 3 - Eat the Food in Faerie (7 Books)
5.
6.
7.

Level 4 - Go on a Quest to Save the World (10 Books)
8.
9.
10.

Level 5 - Explore Another World (15 Books)
11.
12.
13.
14.
15


message 26: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Clue the character (M#10)

Goal - Clue the Character - read a book based on each characters career
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Miss Scarlet: career in law
Colonel Mustard: career in the military
Nurse White: career in medicine
Reverend Green: career in religion
Professor Plum: career in education
Mrs. Peacock: career in business
Sergeant Gray: career in law enforcement
Mr. Brown: career as a con artist or spy

Extra-Credit..
Mr. Black/Mr. Boddy: is dead or dies in the story


message 27: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Doorstoppers 2020r (M#14)

Goal - Doorstoppers - books with 600 or more pages
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Level 1 - A Mighty Tome
1.

Level 2 - Stack 'em High
2.
3.

Level 3 - Weight Matters
4.
5.
6.

Level 4 - A Hefty Pile
7.
8.
9.
10.


message 28: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Blast off with Sci Fi (M#6)

Goal - Blast off with Sci Fi
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Level One Suiting Up
1
2
3
4
5

Level Two Countdown
6
7
8
9
10

Level Three Blast Off
11
12
13
14
15

Level Four Voyager
16
17
18
19
20


message 29: by Lindsey (last edited Feb 22, 2020 09:47AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Popsugar 2020 Reading Challenge

Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020

1. A book that's published in 2020 Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey 1/6/20 - 1/9/20, 5*
2. A book by a trans or nonbinary author
3. A book with a great first line
4. A book about a book club
5. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
6. A bildungsroman
7. The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
8. A book with an upside-down image on the cover
9, A book with a map
10. A book recommend by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club
11. An anthology
12. A book that passes the Bechdel test
13. A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it
14. A book published the month of your birthday
15. A book about or by a woman in STEM
16. A book that won an award in 2019
17. A book on a subject you know nothing about
18. A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics
19. A book with a pun in the title
20. A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
21. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character
22. A book with a bird on the cover
23. A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader
24. A book with "gold," "silver," or "bronze" in the title
25. A book by a WOC
26. A book with at least a four-star rating on goodreads
27. A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
28. A book you meant to read in 2019
29. A book about or involving social media
30. A book that has a book on the cover
31. A medical thriller
32. A book with a made-up language
33. A book set in a country beginning with "C"
34. A book you picked because the title caught your attention
35. A book with a three-word title
36. A book with a pink cover
37. A western
38. A book by or about a journalist
39. Read a banned book during Banned Books Week
40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading challenge

Advanced
1. A book written by an author in their 20s
2. A book with "20" or "twenty" in the the title
3. A book with a character with a vision impairment or enhancement (A nod to 20/20 vision)
4. A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
5. A book set in the 1920s
6. A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
7. A book with more than 20 letters in it's title
8. A book published in the 20th century
9. A book from a series with more than 20 books
10. A book with a main character in their 20s


Books Read
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message 30: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Genres for 2020

January-
Contemporary - Cherry (1/8/20) ✔
Memoirs - Normal Young Readers Edition (1/9/20) ✔

February-
Romance - The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy (2/28/20) ✔
Women's Literature - Tangled up in Blue (2/29/20) ✔
Western - Lost & Found: And Other Odd Short Stories (2/28/20) ✔

March- Mystery, Suspense
April- Fantasy
May- Comedy, Tragedy
June- Travel, Survival, Adventure
July- YA/Middle Grades
August- Science Fiction, Dystopia
September- Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction
October- Horror, Thriller, Supernatural Fiction
November- Classics
December- Children's Lit, Animal and Seasonal Stories


message 31: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 17, 2020 09:36AM) (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments 2020 Mini Challenges
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: March 20th, 2020

Books With Heart
Goal- read a romance book, a book with pink or red cover, a heart on the cover, or anything else you can think of that is valentine-ish
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: March 20th, 2020
Books Read: Cherry by Nico Walker 1/2/20 - 1/8/20, 4*

Chilly Days Winter
Goal - wintery word in the title or wintery cover
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: March 20th, 2020
Books Read: Lost and Found by Wendell E. Mettey 3/5/20, 5*

Moon Magic Winter
Goal -1 book that contains magic
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: March 20th, 2020
Book Read: Training Camp (Wizenard, #1) by Kobe Bryant 1/26/20 - 2/8/20, 5*

Frost Bitten Winter 2020
Goal -1 book that contains a character with bite (example: vampire, werewolf)
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: March 20th, 2020
Book Read: The Outsider by Stephen King 1/17/20 - 1/25/20, 5*

Chinese New Year 2020
Goal -1 book that is set in an Asian country, or whose main character is of Asian heritage
Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: March 20th, 2020
Book Read: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei 3/5/20, 5*


message 32: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Travel the World 2020 (M#7)

Goal - Option 1: Around the World - Read one book for each leg to go all the way around the world
Start: January 2020
Finish: December 2020

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Goal - Option 2: Regional Tour - Choose to stay in a particular region(s) for a more in-depth exploration
Start: January 2020
Finish: December 2020

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message 33: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 34 comments Alphabet Soup 2020 (M#24)

Goal - Alphabet Soup - 26 books, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet (not counting "a", "an", "the")
Start: January 2020
Finsih: December 2020

completed: 1/26

A -
B -
C -
D -
E -
F -
G -
H -
I -
J -
K -
L -
M -
N -
O -
P -
Q -
R -
S -
T -
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z - Ziggy, Stardust and Me (1/5/20, 4*)


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