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message 1: by Karen Michele (last edited Jan 21, 2020 11:52AM) (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 96 comments My Challenges for the Buffet:

Challenge #2 -
The Year You Were Born and 100 Years Earlier

Select 10 books from the year you were born. Select 10 more from 100 years earlier, for a total of 20 books. The challenge is to successfully read 10 of the 20 books selected. 5 from your birth year and 5 from 100 years earlier.

Challenge #3
Your Birth Year Top 10 Best Sellers

List the Top 10 Best Selling books from the Year you were born. This challenge is considered successful by reading 5 books from your list.

Challenge #4
Members Choice Classic/Genre Challenge List

Read 12 books, one for each of the categories.

Challenge #5
Decade/Century Challenge

Over the last five years the timeline format for this challenge has been used to increase awareness of classics written by women. Originally known as the Women’s Century Challenge and most recently Quest for Women Authors. This year we will keep the timeline part of the challenge but both male and female authors will be allowed.

Challenge #6
Short Story Challenge

Read 24 short stories. This equates to only two per month for the year.

Challenge #7
2020 Group Reads Challenge

Between New School, Old School, Short Story/Novella, and Quarterly Long read our group selects 40 new books per year to go on our book shelf. This challenge is to read 12 of these forty.


message 2: by Karen Michele (last edited Jan 21, 2020 12:08PM) (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 96 comments Challenge #2 -
The Year You Were Born and 100 Years Earlier

Select 10 books from the year you were born. Select 10 more from 100 years earlier, for a total of 20 books. The challenge is to successfully read 10 of the 20 books selected. 5 from your birth year and 5 from 100 years earlier.

Challenge #3
Your Birth Year Top 10 Best Sellers

List the Top 10 Best Selling books from the Year you were born. This challenge is considered successful by reading 5 books from your list.

1953

Fiction Bestsellers

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

Désirée by Annemarie Selinko

Battle Cry by Leon Uris

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

The High and the Mighty by Ernest K. Gann

Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin

Time and Time Again by James Hilton

Lord Vanity by Samuel Shellabarger

The Unconquered by Ben Ames Williams


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Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 96 comments Challenge #4
Members Choice Classic/Genre Challenge List

Read 12 books, one for each of the following categories.

18th Century or older,
19th Century,
20th Century,
Current or Past Group Read,
An Author not read before,
Diversity Classic, read a book from a religion, culture, country, or race different than yours.
Science Fiction,
Romance,
Historical fiction,
Nonfiction,
Mystery/Crime,
Horror or Humor


message 4: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 96 comments Challenge #5
Decade/Century Challenge

Over the last five years the timeline format for this challenge has been used to increase awareness of classics written by women. Originally known as the Women’s Century Challenge and most recently Quest for Women Authors. This year we will keep the timeline part of the challenge but both male and female authors will be allowed.


message 5: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 96 comments Challenge #6
Short Story Challenge

Read 24 short stories. This equates to only two per month for the year.


message 6: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 96 comments Challenge #7
2020 Group Reads Challenge

Between New School, Old School, Short Story/Novella, and Quarterly Long read our group selects 40 new books per year to go on our book shelf. This challenge is to read 12 of these forty.


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