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message 1: by Betsy (last edited Jan 27, 2020 01:04PM) (new)

Betsy | 123 comments My goal for 2020 is 170 books!
(I actually have 185 on my TBR list for the year)

I will be working on the following Yearly Challenges:

Listopia
Clear the Shelves
Global Voices
Adventurers Club
Find Your Flight
Myths, Legends, Magic


message 2: by Betsy (last edited Dec 22, 2020 01:40PM) (new)


message 3: by Betsy (last edited Dec 22, 2020 01:48PM) (new)

Betsy | 123 comments Clear the Shelves

I have 30 titles to commit to finish to clear my shelves.

7 kindle
4 physical


Total Completed: 11/30

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message 4: by Betsy (last edited Dec 22, 2020 02:00PM) (new)

Betsy | 123 comments Global Voices Challenge

Voices From Around The World

1. African Small Country (Burundi)✔
2. AsianOn Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Vietnam)✔
3. Caribbean Here Comes the Sun Jamaica
4. Indigenous The Birchbark House
5. Latin American Daytripper
6. Middle Eastern A Woman Is No Man
7. Oceanic Bridge of Clay
8. State with Limited Recognition Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo
9. Immigrant, Refugee, Migrant, or Asylum-Seeker Home Fire
10. Black or Multiracial We Cast a Shadow

Diversity of Beliefs

11. Agnostic, Atheist, or Humanist Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
12. Buddhist or Hindu The Astonishing Color of After
13. Jewish The Weight of Ink
14. Muslim Ayesha at Last
15. Practioner of a Minor Religion or Non-Religious form of Spirituality A Time to Dance-
16. Activist, Freedom Fighter, or Political Minority Watch Us Rise

Love is Love is Love

17. Asexual, Aromantic, or Celibate Dreamland Burning
18. Gay or Lesbian Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
19. Bisexual or Pansexual The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
20. Adopted, Fostered, or raised by someone other than one's biological parents All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

Every Body Has Value

21. Body Positive, Body Neutral, or Fat Positive person who is a size or shape outside of their society's beauty norms (Diet, Weightloss, or other Body Modification books are not allowed for this prompt.) Wonder
22. Non-binary, Genderqueer, Intersex or Transgender This is How It Always Is
23. Child (under 18) or Elder (over 75) The One-in-a-Million Boy
24. Differently-Abled (e.g., Autistic, Deaf) El Deafo
25. Living with a visible or invisible Chronic Health Condition or Physical Disability Out of My Mind
26. Living with a Mental Health Condition, Cognitive/Intellectual Disability, or Addiction Everything Here Is Beautiful
27. Currently or Previously Incarcerated or Institutionalized An American Marriage
28. Low-Income or Financially Insecure Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
29. Survivor of Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Assault, a Hate Crime, or Human Trafficking Know My Name: A Memoir
30. Victim of State-Sponsored Violence or Institutional/Systemic Discrimination (misogyny) Disappearing Earth

Total Completed: 14/30

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message 5: by Betsy (last edited Dec 22, 2020 02:05PM) (new)

Betsy | 123 comments Adventurers Club Challenge
(28 books)

Exploration
1. Read a travelogue or travel guide. Blue Highways
2. Read a book featuring flânerie (description of exploring a city on foot) How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed
3. Read a book in which geography, mapmaking, or maps play a central role. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
4. Read a non-fiction work of history or a micro-history. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
5. Read a work featuring an alternative history or time travel. Kindred

Nature
6. Read a book that is narrated by a non-human, terrestrial animal. Chasing the Blue Sky
7. Read a non-fiction book about flora (such as botany or gardening), or read a novel where a garden or gardening plays a central role. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
8. Read a book with a plant or non-human animal on its cover. Wishtree
9. Read a book that focuses on a mineral or rock, or prominently features one on its cover. Salt: A World History
10. Read a book that features climate change. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
11. Read a book with a weather-related word in its title. The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

Space, Science, and Technology
12. Read a book about our solar system, or a book set on another planet/world. The Final Empire
13. Read a book about life in an extra-terrestrial colony. The Book of Strange New Things
14. Read a book about any science or a scientist (real or fictional), or authored by a scientist. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
15. Read a book authored by an engineer or has an engineer (any field) as its main character. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
16. Read a book touching on how information technology influences daily life. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Society & Health
17. Read a memoir, biography, or autobiography. Becoming
18. Read a book about a fine art or craft, or about someone (real or fictional) who is an artist, such as a painter, musician, or artisan. Regarding the Pain of Others
19. Read a collection of essays. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
20. Read a non-fiction book on a past or current social issue. The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border
21. Read a book that features an individual who strives toward healthier living. Rinpoche's Remarkable Ten-Week Weight Loss Clinic
22. Read a book that describes a community’s efforts to improve its quality of life. Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Bonus Adventures
23. Read a book about a real or fictional adventurer. The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
24. Wild-card: Create your own "adventure" related to this challenge's themes.
***Read 5 books that will inspire me to, "Be the Change I Wish To See in the World!"***
1. Horizon
2. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
3. Travel as a Political Act
4. Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World
5. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Total Completed: 14/28

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message 6: by Betsy (last edited Dec 22, 2020 02:14PM) (new)

Betsy | 123 comments Find Your Flight Challenge
(40 books in 7 Flights))


Flight 1: Microhistories

1. Salt: A World History
2. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
3. The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found
4. The Library Book
5. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Flight 2: American Problems
1. The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future
2. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
3. The Devil's Highway: A True Story
4. The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border
5. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
6. Parkland: Birth of a Movement
7. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race


Flight 3: Past/Present Stories
1. People of the Book
2. The Weight of Ink
3. Next Year in Havana
4. The Storyteller's Secret
5. Those Who Save Us

Flight 4: Refugee Stories
1. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
2. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
3.Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday
4. The Boat People
5. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
6. The Red Pencil

Flight 5: Graphic Novels
1. Palestine
2. March
3. Daytripper
4. Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Flight 6: The Trees Know
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
2. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
3. The Overstory
4. Wishtree

Flight 7: Mind Expansion and the Meaning of Life
1. At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails
2. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
3. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
4. Notes on a Nervous Planet
5. When Breath Becomes Air
6. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
7. Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey
8. The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World

Total Completed: 20/40

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message 7: by Betsy (last edited Dec 22, 2020 02:23PM) (new)

Betsy | 123 comments Myths, Legends, Magic A-Z

1. (A) Animalism The Snow Child
2. (C) Cosmic Change The Age of Miracles
3. (F) Fortune teller The Immortalists
4. (G) GhostsSing, Unburied, Sing
5. (H) Helios Circe
6. (M) Magicians The Night Circus
7. (O) Odyssey The Underground Railroad
8. (P) Photographic memory The Water Dancer
9. (R) Resurrection Once Upon a River
10. (T) Time Travel The Eyre Affair

Total Completed: 3/10

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