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message 1: by Sara (last edited Dec 01, 2020 02:42PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments So, I'm fairly new to this. Never done a member's corner before, but this seems like a good way to track my reading challenges for the year! I probably won't post reviews since I doubt anyone will read them here, but I will list all the books I've read and my star rating if anyone is curious.

I try not to overlap my readings too much on the challenges since I do have a 175 book goal for the year, but occasionally I like to use the quarterly and monthly challenges to fill in some of my yearly ones. :)

Update: Will be continuing this chain into 2021!


message 2: by Sara (last edited Nov 21, 2020 10:48AM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments 2020 Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

175/175 COMPLETED

The Books:
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio ★★★
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware ★★★
One Foot in the Grape (Cypress Cove Mystery, #1) by Carlene O'Neil ★★★
Ripe for Murder (Cypress Cove Mystery, #2) by Carlene O'Neil ★★★
Just Killing Time (Clock Shop Mystery, #1) by Julianne Holmes ★★★
Clock and Dagger (Clock Shop Mystery, #2) by Julianne Holmes ★★★
The Deep by Rivers Solomon ★★★
The Good Daughter (Good Daughter, #1) by Karin Slaughter ★★★★
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum ★★★
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett ★★★★★
Among Thieves (Tales of the Kin, #1) by Douglas Hulick ★★★★
Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin, #2) by Douglas Hulick ★★★★
Break the Chains (Scorched Continent, #2) by Megan E. O'Keefe ★★★★
Steal the Sky (Scorched Continent, #1) by Megan E. O'Keefe ★★★★
Inherit the Flame (Scorched Continent, #3) by Megan E. O'Keefe ★★★
The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria, #1) by Anthony Ryan ★★★★★
The Legion of Flame (The Draconis Memoria #2) by Anthony Ryan ★★★★★
The Empire of Ashes (The Draconis Memoria, #3) by Anthony Ryan ★★★★★
Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1) by Tara Sim ★★★★★
Chainbreaker (Timekeeper, #2) by Tara Sim ★★★★★
Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) by Tara Sim ★★★★★
Dry by Neal Shusterman ★★★★
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1) by Craig Johnson ★★★
Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2) by Craig Johnson ★★★
Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire, #3) by Craig Johnson ★★★
Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4) by Craig Johnson ★★★★
Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann ★★★
Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard ★★★★
Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2) by Susan Dennard ★★★
Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3) by Susan Dennard ★★★★
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow ★★★★★
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry ★★★★
The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky ★★★★
Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah ★★★★
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★★★
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi ★★★★
Reverie by Ryan La Sala ★★★★★
Black Wings Beating (Skybound, #1) by Alex London ★★★★
Red Skies Falling (Skybound, #2) by Alex London ★★★★
Soulkeeper (The Keepers #1) by David Dalglish ★★★★★
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig ★★★
Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations, #1-2) by Michael J. Sullivan ★★★★★
I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi ★★
Malice by Pintip Dunn
Navigating the Stars (Sentinels of the Galaxy, #1) by Maria V. Snyder ★★★
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis ★★★
Rise of Empire (The Riyria Revelations, #3-4) by Michael J. Sullivan ★★★★★
Heir of Novron (The Riyria Revelations, #5-6) by Michael J. Sullivan ★★★★★
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher ★★★
Sightwitch (The Witchlands, #0.5) by Susan Dennard ★★★★★
Deal Breaker (Myron Bolitar, #1) by Harlan Coben ★★★★
Thief's Magic (Millennium’s Rule, #1) by Trudi Canavan ★★★
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager ★★★★
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon ★★
Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2) by Harlan Coben ★★★★
Fade Away (Myron Bolitar, #3) by Harlan Coben ★★★★
Always Human by Ari North ★★★
Back Spin (Myron Bolitar, #4) by Harlan Coben ★★★★
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World, #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse ★★★★
Engaged in Death (Wedding Planner Mystery #1) by Stephanie Blackmoore ★★★
Heartland A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh ★★★★
The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu ★★★★★
People Like Us by Dana Mele ★★
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar ★★★★★
The Light at the Bottom of the World (Light the Abyss, #1) by London Shah
Under the Banner of Heaven A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer ★★★★
Archaeology Theories, Methods, and Practice by Colin Renfrew ★★★★
In Small Things Forgotten An Archaeology of Early American Life by James Deetz ★★★★
Historical Archaeology by Charles E. Orser Jr. ★★
New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood ★★
Uncanny Magazine Issue 22 May/June 2018 by Lynne M. Thomas ★★★★
The Hanged Man (The Tarot Sequence #2) by K.D. Edwards ★★★★★
Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire, #1) by Yoon Ha Lee ★★★
Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire, #2) by Yoon Ha Lee ★★
Blowout Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow ★★★★
The City We Became (Great Cities #1) by N.K. Jemisin ★★★★★
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook) A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart ★★★
Finder (Finder Chronicles, #1) by Suzanne Palmer ★★★★★
Driving the Deep (Finder Chronicles, #2) by Suzanne Palmer ★★★★★
The Whisper Man by Alex North
Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton ★★★★★
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales ★★★
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand ★★★★
The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz ★★
The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire, #5) by Craig Johnson ★★★
Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy, #1) by Kel Kade ★★★★
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab ★★★
The Martian by Andy Weir ★★★★
The Quantum Garden (The Quantum Evolution #2) by Derek Künsken ★★★★★
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White ★★★
The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher ★★★★
Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle ★★★★
Stranger Planet by Nathan W. Pyle ★★★★
Final Girls by Riley Sager ★★★
Station Zero (Railhead, #3) by Philip Reeve ★★★★
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman ★★★★★
Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman ★★★★★
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (The Salvagers #2) by Alex White ★★★★
Mission Critical by Jonathan Strahan ★★★
Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury ★★★★
The Disasters by M.K. England ★★★★★
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall ★★★★
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar ★★★
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★
This Book Is Anti-Racist 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell ★★★★
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell ★★★
The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling ★★
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley ★★★
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed ★★★★
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron ★★★★
Ink in the Blood (Ink in The Blood, #1) by Kim Smejkal ★★★★★
Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Fire and Ice (Warriors, #2) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Forest of Secrets (Warriors, #3) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Rising Storm (Warriors, #4) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
A Dangerous Path (Warriors, #5) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
The Darkest Hour (Warriors, #6) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Human Evolution A Very Short Introduction by Bernard Wood ★★★
The Suffering (The Girl from the Well, #2) by Rin Chupeco ★★★
Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons ★★★★★
The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig ★★★★★
Midnight (Warriors The New Prophecy, #1) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Moonrise (Warriors The New Prophecy, #2) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Dawn (Warriors The New Prophecy, #3) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Starlight (Warriors The New Prophecy, #4) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Twilight (Warriors The New Prophecy, #5) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Sunset (Warriors The New Prophecy, #6) by Erin Hunter ★★★★★
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ★★★★★
Healing Elements Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine by Sienna R Craig ★★★★★
Space Struck by Paige Lewis ★★★★
Soft Science by Franny Choi ★★★★
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith ★★★
Thirst Poems by Mary Oliver ★★
American Primitive by Mary Oliver ★★★★
Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon ★★★★★
Shutter, Vol. 1 Wanderlost by Joe Keatinge ★★
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger ★★★
Welcome Back, Vol. 1 Help, I'm Alive by Christopher Sebela ★★★★
Welcome Back Vol. 2 by Christopher Sebela ★★★★
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück ★★★★
Brute Poems by Emily Skaja ★★★★★
Swimming Lessons Poems by Lili Reinhart ★★★
Without Body, Name, Country by Meg Johnson ★★
Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer ★★★★
Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke ★★★★★
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari ★★★
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad ★★★★
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab ★★★★
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab ★★★★
The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher ★★★★
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones ★★
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman ★★★★★
Snow Blind by Ollie Masters ★★★★
The Unknown Vol. 1 by Mark Waid ★★★
The Unknown Vol. 2 The Devil Made Flesh by Mark Waid ★★
Five Ghosts, Volume 1 The Haunting of Fabian Gray (Five Ghosts, #1) by Frank J. Barbiere ★★★
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner ★★★
Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies, #1) by Kylie Logan ★★★★
A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1) by Darynda Jones ★★
The Searcher by Tana French ★★
Poems for the End of the World by Katie Wismer ★★★
The Sweetest Kind of Poison by Katie Wismer ★★★
Sweetdark by Savannah Brown ★★★★
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James ★★★★
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden ★★★★★
One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2) by Karen M. McManus ★★★★
War of the Foxes by Richard Siken ★★★★
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #1) by Holly Jackson ★★★★★
The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ★★★★
The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore ★★★★★
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo ★★★
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord ★★★★★
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig ★★★★★
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn ★★★★


message 3: by Sara (last edited Dec 30, 2020 09:01PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments 2020 Reading Challenge - BONUS!!!

215/175

Nobody Knows but You by Anica Mrose Rissi ★★★
Death by Committee (Abby McCree Mystery, #1) by Alexis Morgan ★★★★
I Have a Bad Feeling about This by Jeff Strand ★★
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer ★★★
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel ★★★
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton ★★★★
Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell ★★
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson ★★★★★
Talking to Strangers What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell ★★★
Ethnomedicine by Pamela I. Erickson ★★★★
A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition by Paul A. Erickson ★★★
Visions of Culture An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists by Jerry D. Moore ★★★★
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies Migrant Farmworkers in the United States by Seth Holmes ★★★
Standing in the Need Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home After Katrina (Katrina Bookshelf) by Katherine E. Browne ★★★★
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ★★★
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini ★★★★★
Axiom's End (Noumena, #1) by Lindsay Ellis ★★★
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper ★★★★
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall ★★★★★
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas ★★★★★
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab ★★★
Swallowtail by Brenna Twohy ★★★★
New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood ★★★★
Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson ★★★★
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel ★★
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams ★★★
Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology, #1) by Emily Tesh ★★★★★
Drowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology, #2) by Emily Tesh ★★★★★
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake ★★★
If We Were Us by K.L. Walther ★★★★
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power ★★★
The Splendid and the Vile A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson ★★★
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey ★★★★
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim ★★★★★
Breaklands Season One The Chase by Justin Jordan ★★★
Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman ★★★★
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher ★★★★★
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge ★★★★★
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials, #1-3) by Philip Pullman ★★★★


message 4: by Sara (last edited Dec 30, 2020 09:03PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Popsugar 2020 Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Completed: 50/50 COMPLETED

[x] A book published in 2020-
The City We Became (Great Cities, #1) by N.K. Jemisin The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

[x] A book by a trans or non-binary author-
Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire, #1) by Yoon Ha Lee Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

[x] A book with a great first line-
The Martian by Andy Weir The Martian by Andy Weir

[x] A book about a book club-
Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies, #1) by Kylie Logan Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan

[x] A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics-
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

[x] A bildungsroman-
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

[x] The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed Picked by random number generator-
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

[x] A book with an upside-down image on the cover-
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

[x] A book with a map-
The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria, #1) by Anthony Ryan The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

[x] A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast, or online book club-
Finder (Finder Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Palmer Finder by Suzanne Palmer

[x] An anthology-
Mission Critical by Jonathan Strahan Mission Critical by Jonathan Strahan

[x] A book that passes the Bechdel test-
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

[x] A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it-
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

[x] A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name-
Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons

[x] A book published the month of your birthday-
Red Skies Falling (Skybound, #2) by Alex London Red Skies Falling by Alex London

[x] A book about or by a woman in STEM-
Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

[x] A book that won an award in 2019-
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

[x] A book on a subject you know nothing about-
Talking to Strangers What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know

[x] A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics-
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

[x] A book with a pun in the title-
One Foot in the Grape (Cypress Cove Mystery, #1) by Carlene O'Neil One Foot in the Grape by Carlene O'Neil

[x] A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins-
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

[x] A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character-
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

[x] A book with a bird on the cover-
Black Wings Beating (Skybound, #1) by Alex London Black Wings Beating by Alex London

[x] A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader-
The Splendid and the Vile A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

[x] A book with “gold,” “silver,” or “bronze” in the title-
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

[x] A book by a WOC-
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

[x] A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads-
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

[x] A book you meant to read in 2019-
The Hanged Man (The Tarot Sequence, #2) by K.D. Edwards The Hanged Man by K.D. Edwards

[x] A book about or involving social media-
One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2) by Karen M. McManus One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

[x] A book that has a book on the cover-
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Perry

[x] A medical thriller-
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

[x] A book with a made-up language-
Ink in the Blood (Ink in The Blood, #1) by Kim Smejkal Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

[x] A book set in a country beginning with “C”-
The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky

[x] A book you picked because the title caught your attention-
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White

[x] A book with a three-word title-
Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin, #2) by Douglas Hulick Sworn in Steel by Douglas Hulick

[x] A book with a pink cover-
The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu

[x] A Western-
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1) by Craig Johnson The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

[x] A book by or about a journalist-
Blowout Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow

[x] Read a banned book during banned book week-
His Dark Materials The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

[x] Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge- A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist-
The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

Advanced:
[x] A book written by an author in their 20s-
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

[x] A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title-
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

[x] A book with a vision impairment or enhancement (a nod to 20/20 vision)-
Among Thieves (Tales of the Kin, #1) by Douglas Hulick Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

[x] A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics-
The Suffering (The Girl from the Well, #2) by Rin Chupeco The Suffering by Rin Chupeco

[x] A book set in the 1920s-
The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

[x] A book by an author who has written more than 20 books-
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

[x] A book with more than 20 letters in its title-
Under the Banner of Heaven A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by John Krakauer

[x] A book published in the 20th century-
Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

[x] A book from a series with more than 20 books-
Sunset (Warriors The New Prophecy, #6) by Erin Hunter
Sunset by Erin Hunter

[x] A book with a main character in their 20s-
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Attachments by Rainbow Rowell


message 5: by Sara (last edited Dec 30, 2020 06:24PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Completed: 20/24

[x] Read a YA nonfiction book -
This Book Is Anti-Racist 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

[x] Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color -
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

[x] Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman -
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

[x] Read a graphic memoir -
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

[x] Read a book about a natural disaster -
Dry by Neal Shusterman Dry by Neal Shusterman

[x] Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author -
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

[x] Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII -
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[x] Read an audiobook of poetry -
New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood

[x] Read the LAST book in a series -
The Empire of Ashes (The Draconis Memoria, #3) by Anthony Ryan The Empire of Ashes by Anthony Ryan

[x] Read a book that takes place in a rural setting -
The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

[x] Read a debut novel by a queer author -
Reverie by Ryan La Sala Reverie by Ryan La Sala

[] Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own -


[] Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before -
The Food Explorer The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone

[x] Read a romance starring a single parent -
A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1) by Darynda Jones A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

[] Read a book about climate change -


[x] Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman -
Thief's Magic (Millennium’s Rule, #1) by Trudi Canavan Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan

[x] Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages) -
Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology, #1) by Emily Tesh Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

[x] Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community -
The Proudest Blue A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

[] Read a book by or about a refugee -


[x] Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK -
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

[x] Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non) -
The Quantum Garden (The Quantum Evolution #2) by Derek Künsken The Quantum Garden by Derek Künsken

[x] Read a horror book published by an indie press -
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

[x] Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical) -
Uncanny Magazine Issue 22 May/June 2018 by Lynne M. Thomas Uncanny Magazine Issue 22: May/June 2018 by Lynne M Thomas et al.

[x] Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author -
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World, #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse


message 6: by Sara (last edited Dec 06, 2020 11:41AM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments To Be Read Twin Reads 2020

May 2020
TBR Twin: Kara
Book: Ninefox Gambit
Read: May 24

June 2020
TBR Twin: Razika
Book: A Darker Shade of Magic
Read: July 5

August 2020
TBR Twin: Nadine
Book: Daisy Jones & The Six
Read: August 16


message 7: by Sara (last edited Dec 28, 2020 09:45PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Rainbow Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31st, 2020

Duration: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Completed: 33/33

Red:
Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) by Tara Sim Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4) by Craig Johnson Red Skies Falling (Skybound, #2) by Alex London

Orange:
Dry by Neal Shusterman Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman Axiom's End (Noumena, #1) by Lindsay Ellis

Yellow:
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1) by Craig Johnson The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria, #1) by Anthony Ryan Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Green:
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke

Blue:
The Deep by Rivers Solomon Chainbreaker (Timekeeper, #2) by Tara Sim Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire, #3) by Craig Johnson

Purple:
Malice by Pintip Dunn The Disasters by M.K. England Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Pink:
The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar Swimming Lessons Poems by Lili Reinhart

Brown:
I Have a Bad Feeling about This by Jeff Strand The Empire of Ashes (The Draconis Memoria, #3) by Anthony Ryan Thief's Magic (Millennium’s Rule, #1) by Trudi Canavan

Black:
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

White:
The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

Gray:
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware The Suffering (The Girl from the Well, #2) by Rin Chupeco The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher


message 8: by Sara (last edited Jun 30, 2020 04:29PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q2 - Creativity Island Escape
Duration: April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

8/10 UNFINISHED

Inspiration - 5/5
[x] 1. Only your imagination limits you: The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Rating: ★★)
Reason: One of the main characters is a writer.

[x] 2. Read adventurously: The Whisper Man by Alex North The Whisper Man by Alex North (Rating: ★)
Reason: Never read a book by Alex North before (never will again, yikes).

[] 3. Dare to dream:
Reason: N/A

[x] 4. Focus on goals, not obstacles: Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton (Rating: ★★★★★)
Reason: Both main characters are working on overcoming their personal issues.

[x] 5. Dream big; do bigger: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders (Rating: ★)
Reason: Main characters are activists/revolutionaries (supposedly, not much revolution happened in the book tbh).

[x] 6. Seize the day: Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy, #1) by Kel Kade Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade (Rating: ★★★★)
Reason: Main character is a small town young man who is prophesied to be a hero.

[] 7. If it rains on your parade, dance in it:
Reason: N/A

[] 8. Never let a stumble be the end:
Reason: N/A

[] 9. Sustainable living:
Reason: N/A

[] 10. A book with a pun in its title:
Reason: N/A

Escape - 3/5
[] 1. Houdini:
Reason: N/A

[] 2. Take a break from life:
Reason: N/A

[x] 3. Don't fence me in: The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire, #5) by Craig Johnson The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson (Rating: ★★★)
Reason: It's a Western.

[] 4. Flight or escape to safety:
Reason: N/A

[] 5. Not all who wander are lost:
Reason: N/A

[x] 6. Virtual living: Finder (Finder Chronicles, #1) by Suzanne Palmer Finder by Suzanne Palmer (Rating: ★★★★★)
Reason: Science fiction novel set in space.

[] 7. We travel:
Reason: N/A

[] 8. Take the money and run:
Reason:

[] 9. Fair sailing:
Reason: N/A

[x] 10. Escape fear: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Reason: A horror/thriller book. (Rating: ★★★★)


message 9: by Sara (last edited Jun 29, 2020 05:53PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q2 - Pinspiration Challenge
Duration: April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Total: 4/30 UNFINISHED

Board #7: Science - Glimpses of the Future
Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire, #1) by Yoon Ha Lee Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire, #2) by Yoon Ha Lee Driving the Deep (Finder Chronicles, #2) by Suzanne Palmer

Read Books:
Ninefox Gambit (Rating ★★★)
Raven Stratagem (Rating ★★)
Driving the Deep (Rating ★★★★★)

Board #10: Courage - PRIDE
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Read Books:
Only Mostly Devastated (Rating ★★★)


message 10: by Sara (last edited Sep 25, 2020 08:45PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q3 - Women of the World
Duration: July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

2/10 UNFINISHED

🌍 Africa (Northern, Eastern, Middle, Southern, Western Africa)

🌏 Asia (Central, Eastern, Southeastern, Southern, Western Asia)
The Suffering (The Girl from the Well, #2) by Rin Chupeco The Suffering by Rin Chupeco [Japan] (Rating ★★★)

🌍 Europe (Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western Europe)
England
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar [Ireland] (Rating ★★★)

🌎 Americas (Caribbean and Central/North/South America)
US #1 & 2

🌏 Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia)


message 11: by Sara (last edited Jul 31, 2020 09:36PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - TURN ON, TUNE IN, SPACE OUT!
Duration: 1 July - 31 July, 2020

10/10 COMPLETED

The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir (Rating ★★★★)

The Quantum Garden (The Quantum Evolution #2) by Derek Künsken
The Quantum Garden by Derek Künsken (Rating ★★★★★)

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White (Rating ★★★)

A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (The Salvagers #2) by Alex White
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy by Alex White (Rating ★★★★)

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman (Rating ★★★★★)

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman (Rating ★★★★★)

Station Zero (Railhead, #3) by Philip Reeve
Station Zero by Philip Reeves (Rating ★★★★)

The Disasters by M.K. England
The Disasters by M.K. England (Rating ★★★★★)

Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury
Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury (Rating ★★★★)

Mission Critical by Jonathan Strahan
Mission Critical by Jonathan Strahan & et al (Rating ★★★)


message 12: by Sara (last edited Sep 06, 2020 07:17PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - Friends are Forever
Duration: 1 August - 31 August, 2020

8/8 COMPLETED

1. A Loyal Best Friend: Someone who always has your back, no matter what. Read a book about someone who is loyal.
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall (Rating ★★★★)

2. A Fearless Adventurer: This friend likes to pull us out of our comfort zone and help us take risks. Read a book about someone taking a risk.
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Rating ★★★★)

3. A Brutally Honest Confidant: Someone who will tell you how it is, regardless of your feelings about the topic. Read a book where honesty may or may not be the best policy.
Ink in the Blood (Ink in The Blood, #1) by Kim Smejkal
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal (Rating ★★★★★)

4. A Wise Mentor: Someone who can help steer you in the right direction and offer great advice. Read a self-help book.
This Book Is Anti-Racist 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell

This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell (Rating ★★★★)

5. A Friend From A Different Culture: Someone with different beliefs or background to you. Read a book that focuses on a different culture to your own.
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed (Rating ★★★★)

6. A Polar Opposite: Someone that has people saying 'how do they get along so well'. Read a book involving an unlikely friendship.
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley (Rating ★★★)

7. A Friendly Neighbour: Sometimes, those who we see every day can become our closest friends. Read a book borrowed from or recommended by someone who is close to you.
The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling
The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling (Rating ★★)

8. A Work Pal: Like above, if we see them every day, we are likely to befriend them. Read a book involving a work relationship of any kind.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (Rating ★★★)


message 13: by Sara (last edited Sep 30, 2020 03:59PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - Wildlife Refuge
Duration: 1 September - 30 September, 2020

12/30 UNFINISHED

(2)
Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) by Erin Hunter Fire and Ice (Warriors, #2) by Erin Hunter Forest of Secrets (Warriors, #3) by Erin Hunter Rising Storm (Warriors, #4) by Erin Hunter A Dangerous Path (Warriors, #5) by Erin Hunter The Darkest Hour (Warriors, #6) by Erin Hunter

[x] Into the Wild
[x] Fire and Ice
[x] Forest of Secrets
[x] Rising Storm
[x] A Dangerous Path
[x] The Darkest Hour

Midnight (Warriors The New Prophecy, #1) by Erin Hunter Moonrise (Warriors The New Prophecy, #2) by Erin Hunter Dawn (Warriors The New Prophecy, #3) by Erin Hunter Starlight (Warriors The New Prophecy, #4) by Erin Hunter Twilight (Warriors The New Prophecy, #5) by Erin Hunter Sunset (Warriors The New Prophecy, #6) by Erin Hunter

[x] Midnight
[x] Moonrise
[x] Dawn
[x] Starlight
[x] Twilight
[x] Sunset


message 14: by Sara (last edited Dec 30, 2020 03:44PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q4 - Anything Goes
Duration: 1 October - 31 December, 2020

30/30 COMPLETED

Randomly chosen by tbr prompt generator

1. Read a book written by an author who is older than you.
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Miracle Creek (Rating ★★★★★)

2. Read the shortest book on your TBR.
Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology, #1) by Emily Tesh
Silver in the Wood (Rating ★★★★★)

3. Read a book that you think you will rate 5 stars.
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (Rating ★★★★★)

4. Read a book with a protagonist who is a person of color.
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
The Gravity of Us (Rating ★★★★)

5. Read a contemporary book.
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power (Rating ★★★)

6. Read a book that is out of your comfort zone.
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Rating ★★)

7. Listen to an audiobook.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Clap When You Land (Rating ★★★)

8. Read the lowest rated book on your TBR.
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
Spontaneous (Rating ★★★)

9. Read a book that has a number in the title.
Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke
Seven Endless Forests (Rating ★★★★)

10. Read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation.
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Something to Talk About (Rating ★★★)

11. Read a book written by a female author
Nobody Knows but You by Anica Mrose Rissi
Nobody Knows but You (Rating ★★★)

12. Read a book that it seems like 'everyone' has read but you.
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab
A Conjuring of Light (Rating ★★★★)

13. Read a book by an author with the same last initial as you.
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Boyfriend Material (Rating ★★★★★)

14. Read a book by an author you haven't read anything from before.
I Have a Bad Feeling about This by Jeff Strand
I Have a Bad Feeling about This (Rating ★★)

15. Read a book with a beautiful cover.
Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman
Preludes & Nocturnes (Rating ★★★★)

16. Read a book with a one-word title.
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
Elatsoe (Rating ★★★)

17. Read a book inspired by mythology.
Drowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology, #2) by Emily Tesh
Drowned Country (Rating ★★★★★)

18. Read a debut novel.
Axiom's End (Noumena, #1) by Lindsay Ellis
Axiom's End (Rating ★★★)

19. Read a fantasy book.
Breaklands Season One The Chase by Justin Jordan
Breaklands Season One: The Chase by Justin Jordan (Rating ★★★)

20. Read a book by your favorite author.
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
White Rabbit (Rating ★★★★★)

21. Read a book with the word "Magic" in the title.
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Magic for Liars (Rating ★★★★)

22. Read a book that has won or been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (Rating ★★★)

23. Read a book written by an author from a different country than you.
The Searcher by Tana French
The Searcher (Rating ★★)

24. Read a book that is a retelling.
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
The Last True Poets of the Sea (Rating ★★★)

25. Re-read a book you've read before.
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher
Turn Coat (Rating ★★★★★)

26. Read a book with a protagonist who is different from you (e.g. in gender/ethnicity/sexuality/ability).
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
Stay Gold (Rating ★)

27. Read a book that intimidates you.
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The Glass Hotel (Rating ★★★)

28. Read a book that you think suits the current season.
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Charm & Strange (Rating ★★★★)

29. Read a hyped book that everyone has been saying is great.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Cemetery Boys (Rating ★★★★★)

30. Read a book borrowed from the library.
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
The Devil and the Dark Water (Rating ★★★★)


message 15: by Sara (last edited Oct 31, 2020 05:46PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge- Serial Slayers
Duration: October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020

2/2 COMPLETED

Shades of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab

[x] A Gathering of Shadows (Rating ★★★★)
[x] A Conjuring of Light (Rating ★★★★)


message 16: by Sara (last edited Oct 30, 2020 08:56PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge- An Enchanted World
Duration: October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020

5/5 COMPLETE

1. Oktoberfest: Read a book set in Central Europe, with a funfair/carnival, or with an enchanted castle/haunted house


2. MassKara Festival: Read a book set in Southeast Asia or with a masked/cursed character


3. Mehregan: Read a book set in the Middle East or featuring a magical potion or creature.


4. Mid-Autumn Festival: Read a book set in East Asia, with a full moon on the cover, or about werewolves/vampires
Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke
Seven Endless Forests (Rating ★★★★★)

5. Indigenous Peoples' Day: Read a book written by and indigenous author and/or featuring indigenous people.
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
Elatsoe (Rating ★★★)

6. Felabration: Read a book set in Africa or the Caribbean or written by an African or Caribbean author.


7. Navaratri: Read a book set in South Asia or featuring a battle of good over evil.


8. National magic week: Read a book which involves any kind of magic or has an enchanted setting.
Shutter, Vol. 1 Wanderlost by Joe Keatinge
Shutter Vol. 1 Wanderlost (Rating ★★)

9. Samhain: Read a book set in a Celtic nation or that includes a bonfire.
Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer
Witches of Ash and Ruin (Rating ★★★★)

10. Día de muertos: Read a book set in Latin America or by a Latin American author.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic (Rating ★★★★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge- Zodiac Around the Word
Duration: November 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020

5/5 COMPLETED

1. Western Astrology - Let the stars guide your way. Read a book involving astronomy, or one set in space


2. Many signs are based on animals. Read a book in which an animal plays an important role or one with shape shifters.
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Charm & Strange (Rating ★★★)

3. Celtic Zodiac places an importance on trees and nature. Read a book with a forest on the cover or a book about gardening
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
White Rabbit (Rating ★★★★★)

4. Many zodiacs are tied closely to mythology. Read a book involving gods, goddesses, mythology or folklore.


5. Burmese Zodiac bases its eight zodiac signs based on compass directions. Read a book with a compass on the cover or a map inside or a book where direction plays an important role.
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
The Devil and the Dark Water (Rating ★★★★)

6. Legend of the cat in the Chinese zodiac states that the cat doesn't have a month because the rat tricked it into missing the banquet. Read a book with a morally grey character, a story involving enemies, or a book in which a character is tricked.
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The Glass Hotel (Rating ★★★)

7. The 4 main elements (fire, earth, air, water) are often associated with different zodiac signs. Read a book where a flood, fire, earthquake, tornado or other similar disaster occurs, or a book with elemental magic.


8. Zodiacs are all intended to explain people better and how to control your own destiny based on when you were born. Read a book where a character fights against this planned destiny, or one in which fate plays a role.


9. What's your sign? Pick a zodiac and choose a book with a main character who shares similar traits to your sign.
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
The Space Between Worlds (Rating ★★★★★)


message 18: by Sara (last edited Dec 09, 2020 12:21AM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - Rock the Vote
Duration: October 27, 2020 - The results are in

25/25 COMPLETED

Swimming Lessons Poems by Lili Reinhart Best Poetry Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★)
Without Body, Name, Country by Meg Johnson Best Poetry Nominee [x] (Rating ★★)
Poems for the End of the World by Katie Wismer Best Poetry Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★)
Sweetdark by Savannah Brown Best Poetry Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★)
The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher Best Horror Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★)
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones Best Horror Nominee [x] (Rating ★★)
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Best Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★)
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman Best Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall Best Romance Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner Best Romance Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★)
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas Best Debut Novel Nominee & Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)
One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2) by Karen M. McManus Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★)
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★)
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★)
The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★)
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #1) by Holly Jackson Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden Best Mystery Nominee & Best Debut Novel Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James Best Mystery Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★)
The Searcher by Tana French Best Mystery Nominee [x] (Rating ★★)
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton Best Myster Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★)
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab Best Fantasy Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★)
Axiom's End (Noumena, #1) by Lindsay Ellis Best Science Fiction & Best Debut Novel Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★)
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson Best Science Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini Best Science Fiction Nominee [x] (Rating ★★★★★)


message 19: by Sara (last edited Dec 28, 2020 10:07PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - Home is Where the Books Are
Duration: December 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

6/6 COMPLETED

1. Read the book that has been on your shelf for the longest time


2. Read a book that was given to you by someone else


3. Read a book that you'd one day like to 'rehome' (eg. give to someone else once you're finished reading)
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (Rating ★★★★)

4. Read a book on your shelf that is about a home or a house of any kind


5. Read a book you got because the cover looked pretty
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake (Rating ★★★)

6. Read a book about friendship OR family OR both
If We Were Us by K.L. Walther
If We Were Us (Rating ★★★★)

7. Read your favorite book (one that makes you feel at home)
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher (Rating ★★★★★)

8. Read the shortest book on your shelf
Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology, #1) by Emily Tesh
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh (Rating ★★★★★)

9. Read a self-help or personal development book to make yourself more at home in your body


10. Read a book on your shelf that you are wary of because it isn't generally a genre you read
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (Rating ★★)


message 20: by Sara (last edited Aug 23, 2021 10:44AM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments 2021 Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

165/300

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too by Porsha Olayiwola ★★
Date & Time by Phil Kaye ★★★★
Sharks in the Rivers by Ada Limon ★★★★★
I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland ★★★★
Ache. by Lilian Olson ★★★
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein ★★★★
Love and Space Dust by David Jones ★★★★
I Am Not Easy To Love by Dani Mohrbach ★★★★
What We Buried by Caitlyn Siehl ★★★★★
Tell The Birds She's Gone by Blake Auden ★★★★
Driftwood by Marya Layth ★★★★★
Midnights in a Mustang by Shannon O'Connor ★★★
It Happens to Strong People, Too by Kaci Kai ★★★
Taking My Magic Back by Nausicaa Twila ★★★
Magic with Skin On by Morgan Nikola-Wren ★★★★
Wanderlust a poetry collection by Wild Hearts ★★★
Sad Birds Still Sing by Faraway Poetry ★★★★
Moonflower by Sabina Laura ★★★★
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French ★★★★
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado ★★★
The Carrying Poems by Ada Limon ★★★★★
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager ★★★★
The Boy from the Woods (Wilde #1) by Harlan Coben ★★★★
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke ★★★
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez ★★
A Night's Tail (Magical Cats Mystery #11) by Sofie Kelly ★★★★
Persephone in America by Alison Townsend ★★★
The Lioness Awakens Poems by Lauren Eden ★★★★
Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim ★★★★
Junkyard Dogs (Walt Longmire, #6) by Craig Johnson ★★★★
Hell Is Empty (Walt Longmire, #7) by Craig Johnson ★★★★★
Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, #4) by Tana French ★★★
Dearly by Margaret Atwood ★★★★★
The Stories You Tell (Roxane Weary, #3) by Kristen Lepionka ★★★★
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty ★★★
Hidden Valley Road Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker ★★★★
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London ★★★
The Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone, #2) by Abby Jimenez ★★★★
Beach Read by Emily Henry ★★★★
A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba ★★★★
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice ★★★
Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony ★★
White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo ★★
Shiver by Allie Reynolds ★★★★★
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed ★★★
Tarte Tatin Murder (Seagrass Sweets Mystery #2) by Sandi Scott ★★
Raspberry Chocolate Murder (Dolphin Bay #1) by Leena Clover ★★
Orange Thyme Death (Dolphin Bay #2) by Leena Clover ★★
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco ★★★
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
One by One by Ruth Ware
The Survivors by Jane Harper ★★★★★
American Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder ★★★★★
Hood Feminism Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall ★★★
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5) by Tana French
The Butterfly Girl (Naomi Cottle, #2) by Rene Denfeld ★★★
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole ★★★★★
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks ★★
If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier ★★★
The Effort by Claire Holroyde ★★★★
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey ★★★
The Grief We’re Given by William Bortz ★★★★★
I Am the Rage by Martina McGowan ★★
Dickinson Poems by Emily Dickinson ★★★
The Girl and the Goddess Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom by Nikita Gill ★★★★
Saturn Run by John Sandford ★★★★
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1) by Elle Cosimano ★★★★★
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold ★★★★
Neverwhere (London Below, #1) by Neil Gaiman ★★★★
Burning Roses by S.L. Huang ★★★★★
Shadow of a Dead God (Mennik Thorn, #1) by Patrick Samphire ★★★★
A Sellsword's Compassion (The Seven Virtues #1) by Jacob Peppers ★★★★★
The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh ★★
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert ★★★★
Two Skies Before Night by Robert Gryn ★★★
The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad, #6) by Tana French ★★★★
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten ★★★
The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit, #1) by Tyler Whitesides ★★★★★
The Guest List by Lucy Foley ★★
In the Lateness of the World Poems by Carolyn Forché ★★★★
Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan ★★★
The Mind-Body Problem Poems by Katha Pollitt ★★★
American Smooth by Rita Dove ★★
An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo ★★★★★
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor ★★★
A History of Kindness by Linda Hogan ★★★
As The Crow Flies (Walt Longmire, #8) by Craig Johnson ★★★
The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson ★★★★
Salvation Day by Kali Wallace ★★★★★
Ball Lightning by Liu Cixin
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer ★★★
American Hippo (River of Teeth, #1-2) by Sarah Gailey ★★★★
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe ★★★★★
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James ★★★★
Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer ★★★★
Uprooted by Naomi Novik ★★★★★
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote ★★★★
The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse (A Cats In Trouble Mystery, #1) by Leann Sweeney ★★★
The Cat, the Professor and the Poison (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #2) by Leann Sweeney ★★★
The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #3) by Leann Sweeney ★★
Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook ★★★
The Witch Elm by Tana French ★★★
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology by Steven N. Byers ★★★★
The Ancient Central Andes by Jeffrey Quilter ★★★★
The Human Bone Manual by Tim D. White ★★★★★
What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer ★★★★
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5) by Douglas Adams ★★★★
And Another Thing... (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #6) by Eoin Colfer ★★
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus ★★★★
The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) by Angie Thomas ★★★★★
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood ★★★
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley ★★★
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig ★★★★★
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir ★★★★★
The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca ★★★★
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson ★★
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos ★★
Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters ★★★★★
Beyond the Ruby Veil (Beyond the Ruby Veil, #1) by Mara Fitzgerald ★★
A Dark and Hollow Star (The Hollow Star Saga, #1) by Ashley Shuttleworth ★★★★★
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini ★★★★★
The Dancing Goddesses Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance by Elizabeth Wayland Barber ★★★★
Whispers Under Ground (Rivers of London, #3) by Ben Aaronovitch ★★★
Broken Homes (Rivers of London, #4) by Ben Aaronovitch ★★★
Foxglove Summer (Rivers of London, #5) by Ben Aaronovitch ★★★★
The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London, #6) by Ben Aaronovitch ★★★
Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London, #7) by Ben Aaronovitch ★★★
False Value (Rivers of London, #8) by Ben Aaronovitch ★★★★
Yesterday I Was the Moon by Noor Unnahar ★★★
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver ★★★★★
How Lovely the Ruins Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times by Spiegel & Grau ★★★★
Switch by A.S. King ★★★
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6) by Seanan McGuire ★★★★
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon ★★★★★
Rumi Poems by Rumi ★★
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones ★★★★★
The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon ★★★★
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace ★★★★
Checked Out (The Village Library Mysteries, #1) by Elizabeth Spann Craig ★★★★
Murder Wears a Little Black Dress (Resale Boutique Mystery #1) by Debra Sennefelder ★★
Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton ★★★★
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon ★★★★
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon ★★★
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver ★★★
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley ★★★★
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O'Neal ★★★★
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett ★★★
Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay ★★
Dead Things (Eric Carter #1) by Stephen Blackmoore ★★★
Honeycomb by Joanne M. Harris ★★★★
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms ★★★★★
Where Hope Comes From Poems of Resilience, Healing, and Light by Nikita Gill ★★★★
Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig ★★★
Buttermilk Graffiti A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee N/A
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1) by Suzanne Collins ★★★★
How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff ★★★★


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments 2021 Reading Challenge - BONUS!!!


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Popsugar 2021 Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

36/50

1. A book that published in 2021
Shiver by Allie Reynolds
Shiver by Allie Reynolds (Rating ★★★★★)

2. An Afrofuturist book
The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark
The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark (Rating ★★★★)

3. A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover
Queenslayer (Spellslinger, #5) by Sebastien de Castell
Queenslayer by Sebastien de Castell (Rating )

4. A book by an author who shares your zodiac sign
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver (Rating ★★★)

5. A dark academia book
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (Rating ★★★★)

6. A book with a gem, mineral, or rock in the title
Beyond the Ruby Veil (Beyond the Ruby Veil, #1) by Mara Fitzgerald
Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald (Rating ★★)

7. A book where the main character works at your current or dream job Private detective.
In Plain Sight (Arcane Casebook #1) by Dan Willis
In Plain Sight by Dan Willis (Rating ★★★★)

8. A book that has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Rating ★★★)

9. A book with a family tree
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus (Rating ★★★★)

10. A bestseller from the 1990s
Neverwhere (London Below, #1) by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Rating ★★★★)

11. A book about forgetting
We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen
We Could be Heroes by Mike Chen (Rating )

12. A book you have seen on someone’s bookshelf (in real life, on a Zoom call, in a TV show, etc.) Facebook Group: Book Hangout Spot
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, #7) by Dean Koontz
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (Rating )

13. A locked-room mystery
Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, #4) by Tana French
Broken Harbor by Tana French (Rating ★★★★)

14. A book set in a restaurant
Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #1) by Lena Gregory
Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory (Rating ★★★)

15. A book with a black-and-white cover
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Rating ★)

16. A book by an indigenous author
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Firekeeper's Daughter (Rating ★★★)

17. A book that has the same title as a song
Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton
Lucky Girl (Rating ★★★★)

18. A book about a subject you are passionate about
Bullshit Jobs A Theory by David Graeber
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber (Rating ★★★★★)

19. A book that discusses body positivity
Her Body and Other Parties Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Rating ★★★)

20. A book on a Black Lives Matter reading list
The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) by Angie Thomas
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Rating ★★★★★)

21. A genre hybrid
Europe in Autumn (The Fractured Europe Sequence, #1) by Dave Hutchinson
Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson (Rating ★★★)

22. A book set mostly or entirely outdoors
Yellowfang's Secret (Warriors Super Edition, #5) by Erin Hunter
Yellowfang's Secret (Rating ★★★★★)

23. A book with something broken on the cover
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1) by Elle Cosimano
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (Rating ★★★★★)

24. A book by a Muslim American author
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Rating ★★★)

25. A book that was published anonymously
Sabine by A.P. .
Sabine by A.P. (Rating )

26. A book with an oxymoron in the title
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (Rating ★★★★)

27. A book about do-overs or fresh starts
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Rating ★★★★★)

28. A magical realism book
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Rating ★★★★★)

29. A book set in multiple countries
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Rating )

30. A book set somewhere you’d like to visit in 2021
Lionhearts by Nathan Makaryk
Lionhearts by Nathan Makaryk (Rating ★★★★)

31. A book by a blogger, vlogger, YouTube video creator, or other online personality
I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (Rating ★★★★)

32. A book whose title starts with “Q,” “X,” or “Z”
X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton
X by Sue Grafton (Rating ★★★)

33. A book featuring three generations (grandparent, parent, child)
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James (Rating ★)

34. A book about a social justice issue
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Rating )

35. A book in a different format than what you normally read (audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels)
Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim
Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim (Rating ★★★★)

36. A book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads
Return of the Wizard King (The Wizard King Trilogy, #1) by Chad Corrie
Return of the Wizard King by Chad Corrie (Rating )

37. A book you think your best friend would like
The Dancing Goddesses Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance (Rating ★★★★)

38. A book about art or an artist
The Survivors by Jane Harper
The Survivors by Jane Harper (Rating ★★★★★)

39. A book everyone seems to have read but you
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (Rating ★★★)

40. Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge involving a mythical creature
Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers, #1) by Nicki Pau Preto
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto (Rating )

Advanced:
41. The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list
Jill Kismet The Complete Series by Lilith Saintcrow
Jill Kismet: The Complete Series by Lilith Saintcrow (Rating )

42. The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list
I Shimmer Sometimes, Too by Porsha Olayiwola
I Shimmer Sometimes, Too by Porsha Olayiwola (Rating ★★)

43. The book on your TBR list with the prettiest cover
What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson
What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson (Rating ★★★★)

44. The book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover
And Another Thing...(Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #6) by Eoin Colfer
And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer (Rating ★★)

45. The book that’s been on your TBR list for the longest amount of time
The Fourth Apprentice (Warriors Omen of the Stars, #1) by Erin Hunter
The Fourth Apprentice by Erin Hunter (Rating )

46. A book from your TBR list you meant to read last year but didn’t
Fallen (Alex Verus, #10) by Benedict Jacka
Fallen by Benedict Jacka (Rating )

47. A book from your TBR list you associate with a favorite person, place, or thing Favorite place: London!!
Forged (Alex Verus, #11) by Benedict Jacka
Forged by Benedict Jacka (Rating )

48. A book from your TBR list chosen at random chosen by random number generator
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Rating )

49. A DNF book from your TBR list
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (Rating ★★★★★)

50. A free book from your TBR list (gifted, borrowed, library)
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor (Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor #1) by Ally Carter
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter (Rating ★★★★)


message 23: by Sara (last edited Dec 01, 2021 10:39PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

40/52

1. A book related to “In the Beginning...”
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Rating ★★★★)

2. A book by an author whose name doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y
Fool's Gold (The Dragon Lords, #1) by Jon Hollins
Fool's Gold by Jon Hollings (Rating ★★★★)

3. A book related to the lyrics for the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley (Rating ★★★★)

4. A book with a monochromatic cover
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (Rating )

5. A book by an author on USA Today's list of 100 Black Novelists You Should Read
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon (Rating ★★★★★)

6. A love story
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (Rating ★★)

7. A book that fits a prompt suggestion that didn't make the final list A book by an author who uses at least two initials
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (The Siege #1) by K.J. Parker
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K.J. Parker (Rating ★★★★)

8. A book set in a state, province, or country you have never visited
An Early Wake (County Cork, #3) by Sheila Connolly
An Early Wake by Sheila Connolly (Rating ★★★★)

9. A book you associate with a specific season or time of year
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Rating ★★★★)

10. A book with a female villain or criminal
Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig (Rating ★★★)

11. A book to celebrate The Grand Egyptian Museum
The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, #2) by Rick Riordan
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Rating ★★★★)

12. A book eligible for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez, Megan McDowell (Rating ★★)

13. A book written by an author of one of your best reads of 2020
The Scavenger Door (Finder Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Palmer
The Scavenger Door by Suzanne Palmer (Rating )

14. A book set in a made-up place
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Rating ★★★★★)

15. A book that features siblings as the main characters
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2) by Suzanne Collins
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins (Rating ★★★★★)

16. A book with a building in the title
A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1) by Y.S. Lee
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee (Rating ★★★)

17. A book with a Muslim character or author
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad (Rating )

18. 3 books related to "Past, Present, Future" - Book 1
Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk
Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk (Rating ★★★★)

19. 3 books related to "Past, Present, Future" - Book 2
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth (Rating ★★★★★)

20. 3 books related to "Past, Present, Future" - Book 3
Dead Space by Kali Wallace
Dead Space by Kali Wallace (Rating ★★★★★)

21. A book whose title and author both contain the letter "u"
The Undressing Poems by Li-Young Lee
The Undressing by Li-Young Lee (Rating ★★★)

22. A book posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Rating ★★★★★)

23. A cross genre novel
Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst
Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst (Rating ★★)

24. A book about racism or race relations
White Fragility Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Rating ★★)

25. A book set on an island
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Rating ★★★)

26. A short book (<210 pages) by a new-to-you author
Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony
Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony (Rating ★★)

27. A book with a character who can be found in a deck of cards
The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War, #2) by Mark Lawrence
The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence (Rating )

28. A book connected to ice
Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War, #1) by Mark Lawrence
Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence (Rating )

29. A book that you consider comfort reading
A Turn for the Bad (County Cork, #4) by Sheila Connolly
A Turn for the Bad by Sheila Connelly (Rating ★★★★)

30. A long book
The Dragonriders of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern, #1-3) by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey (Rating )

31. A book by an author whose career spanned more than 21 years
Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas, #6) by Dean Koontz
Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (Rating )

32. A book whose cover shows more than 2 people
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos (Rating ★★)

33. A collection of short stories, essays, or poetry
Date & Time by Phil Kaye
Date & Time by Phil Kaye (Rating ★★★★)

34. A book with a travel theme
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (Rating )

35. A book set in a country on or below the Tropic of Cancer
A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba
A Luminous Republic by Andres Barba (Rating ★★★★)

36. A book with six or more words in the title
Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa (Charlie Bone) by Jenny Nimmo
Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa by Jenny Nimmo (Rating )

37. A book from the Are You Well Read in World Literature list
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Rating ★★★)

38. A book related to a word given by a random word generator rage
The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) by Evan Winter
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter (Rating )

39. A book involving an immigrant
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel (Rating ★★★)

40. A book with flowers or greenery on the cover
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (Rating ★★)

41. A book by a new-to-you BIPOC author
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson (Rating ★★)

42. A mystery or thriller
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (Rating ★★★★)

43. A book with elements of magic
Annie and the Wolves by Andromeda Romano-Lax
Annie and the Wolves by Andromeda Romano-Lax (Rating ★★★)

44. A book whose title contains a negative
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian (Rating ★★★)


45. A book related to a codeword from the NATO Phonetic Alphabet
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (Rating ★★★)

46. A winner or nominee from the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (Rating ★★★★★)

47. A non-fiction book other than biography, autobiography or memoir
The Bone Woman A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo by Clea Koff
The Bone Woman by Clea Koff (Rating )

48. A book that might cause someone to react “You read what?!?”
The Mushroom at the End of the World On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing (Rating ★★★★)

49. A book with an ensemble cast
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan
The Eye of the World by Jordan Robert (Rating ★★★★★)

50. A book published in 2021
The Effort by Claire Holroyde
The Effort by Claire Holroyde (Rating ★★★★)

51. A book whose title refers to person(s) without giving their name
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett (Rating ★★★)

52. A book related to "the end"
The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, #3) by Rick Riordan
The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan (Rating ★★★★)


message 24: by Sara (last edited Dec 01, 2021 11:05PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Book Riot's 2021 Read Harder Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

13/24

1. Read a book you’ve been intimidated to read
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2) by Christopher Paolini
Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Rating )

2. Read a nonfiction book about anti-racism
Hood Feminism Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (Rating ★★★)

3. Read a non-European novel in translation
Ball Lightning by Liu Cixin
Ball Lightning by Liu Cixin (Rating ★)

4. Read an LGBTQ+ history book
Queer A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker
Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker & Jules Scheele (Rating )

5.Read a genre novel by an Indigenous, First Nations, or Native American author
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice (Rating ★★★)

6. Read a fanfic
Joyride (Supernatural, #16) by John Passarella
Joyride by John Passarella (Rating )

7.Read a fat-positive romance
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (Rating ★★★)

8. Read a romance by a trans or nonbinary author
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (Rating )

9. Read a middle grade mystery
When You Reach Me (Newbery Medal Winner) by Rebecca Stead
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Rating )

10. Read an SFF anthology edited by a person of color
She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
She Walks in Shadows edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Rating )

11. Read a food memoir by an author of color
Buttermilk Graffiti A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee
Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee (Rating N/A)

12. Read a work of investigative nonfiction by an author of color
The Spy Who Couldn't Spell A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets (Rating )

13. Read a book with a cover you don’t like
The Stories You Tell (Roxane Weary, #3) by Kristen Lepionka
The Stories You Tell by Kristen Lepionka (Rating ★★★★)

14. Read a realistic YA book not set in the U.S., UK, or Canada
How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi
How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi (Rating )

15. Read a memoir by a Latinx author
My Time Among the Whites Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capo Crucet
My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capo Crucet (Rating )

16. Read an own voices book about disability
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Rating ★★★★★)

17. Read an own voices YA book with a Black main character that isn’t about Black pain
A Song Below Water (A Song Below Water, #1) by Bethany C. Morrow
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (Rating ★)

18. Read a book by/about a non-Western world leader
Assad or We Burn the Country How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria by Sam Dagher
Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher (Rating )

19. Read a historical fiction with a POC or LGBTQ+ protagonist
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Rating )

20. Read a book of nature poems
Sharks in the Rivers by Ada Limon
Sharks in the Rivers by Ada Limon (Rating ★★★★★)

21. Read a children’s book that centers a disabled character but not their disability
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly (Rating ★★★★★)

22. Read a book set in the Midwest
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Rating ★★★★)

23. Read a book that demystifies a common mental illness
Hidden Valley Road Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker (Rating ★★★★)

24. Read a book featuring a beloved pet where the pet doesn’t die
A Night's Tail (Magical Cats Mystery #11) by Sofie Kelly
A Night's Tail by Sofie Kelly (Rating ★★★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Serial Reader Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

29/90

Start to Finish
Kingdom of Grit (1 of 3)
The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit, #1) by Tyler Whitesides The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit, #2) by Tyler Whitesides The Last Lies of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit, #3) by Tyler Whitesides

An Ember in the Ashes (2 of 4)
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3) by Sabaa Tahir A ​Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes, #4) by Sabaa Tahir

Inheritance Cycle (1 of 4)
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2) by Christopher Paolini Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle, #3) by Christopher Paolini Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4) by Christopher Paolini

Kane Chronicles (3 of 3)
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, #2) by Rick Riordan The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, #3) by Rick Riordan

Underland Chronicles (5 of 5)
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1) by Suzanne Collins Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2) by Suzanne Collins Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles, #3) by Suzanne Collins Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Underland Chronicles, #4) by Suzanne Collins Gregor and the Code of Claw (Underland Chronicles, #5) by Suzanne Collins

The Children of the Red King (0 of 7)
Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King, #1) by Jenny Nimmo Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Charlie Bone) by Jenny Nimmo Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa (Charlie Bone) by Jenny Nimmo Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors by Jenny Nimmo Charlie Bone and the Hidden King by Jenny Nimmo Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock by Jenny Nimmo

Finish Previously Started
Spellslinger (0 of 2)
Queenslayer (Spellslinger, #5) by Sebastien de Castell Crownbreaker (Spellslinger, #6) by Sebastien de Castell

Rivers of London (6 of 6)
Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant, #3) by Ben Aaronovitch Broken Homes (Rivers of London, #4) by Ben Aaronovitch Foxglove Summer (Rivers of London, #5) by Ben Aaronovitch The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London, #6) by Ben Aaronovitch Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London, #7) by Ben Aaronovitch False Value (Rivers of London, #8) by Ben Aaronovitch

Dublin Murder Squad (4 of 4)
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4) by Tana French The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5) by Tana French The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad, #6) by Tana French


Continue Series in Progress
Patricia Briggs (2 of 8)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs

Walt Longmire (3 of 12)
Junkyard Dogs (Walt Longmire, #6) by Craig Johnson Hell Is Empty (Walt Longmire, #7) by Craig Johnson As The Crow Flies (Walt Longmire, #8) by Craig Johnson A Serpent's Tooth (Walt Longmire, #9) by Craig Johnson Any Other Name (Walt Longmire, #10) by Craig Johnson Dry Bones (Walt Longmire, #11) by Craig Johnson An Obvious Fact (Walt Longmire #12) by Craig Johnson The Western Star (Walt Longmire, #13) by Craig Johnson Depth of Winter (Walt Longmire, #14) by Craig Johnson Land of Wolves (Walt Longmire, #15) by Craig Johnson Next to Last Stand (Walt Longmire, #16) by Craig Johnson Daughter of the Morning Star (Walt Longmire, #17) by Craig Johnson


Series Started
The Wheel of Time (2 of 1)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, #2) by Robert Jordan

Wayward Children (6 of 1)
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) by Seanan McGuire Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5) by Seanan McGuire Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6) by Seanan McGuire


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Genre Bingo Challenge 2021
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021



18/15 books and 5/4 bingos

Young Adult Fantasy - A Dark and Hollow Star (The Hollow Star Saga, #1) by Ashley Shuttleworth A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth (Rating ★★★★★)
Paranormal - Dead Things (Eric Carter #1) by Stephen Blackmoore Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore (Rating ★★★)
Free Space - The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca (Rating ★★★★)
Young Adult - The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe (Rating ★★★★★)
Memoir - Buttermilk Graffiti A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine (Rating N/A)
Historical Nonfiction - The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Rating ★★★★)
Science Nonfiction - Dopesick Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Rating ★★★★★)
Graphic Novel - American Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder American Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder (Rating ★★★★★)
Chick-lit - Beach Read by Emily Henry Beach Read by Emily Henry (Rating ★★★★)
Magical Realism - Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder (Rating ★★)
Science Fiction - The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson (Rating ★★★)
Fantasy - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Rating ★★★)
Suspense - The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon (Rating ★★★★)
Dystopian - The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold (Rating ★★★)
Biography - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (Rating ★★★)
Western - American Hippo (River of Teeth, #1-2) by Sarah Gailey American Hippo by Sarah Gailey (Rating ★★★★)
Crime - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Rating ★★★★)
Poetry - The Moon Is Always Female Poems by Marge Piercy The Moon Is Always Female: Poems by Marge Piercy (Rating ★★★★)
Classics - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (Rating ★★)
Coming of Age - I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez (Rating )
General Nonfiction - Assad or We Burn the Country How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria by Sam Dagher Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher (Rating )
Tragedy - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr (Rating ★★)
Self Help - Branding Yourself How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself (Que Biz-Tech) by Erik Deckers Branding Yourself by Erik Deckers (Rating ★★)
Satire - Lord of the Flies by William Golding Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Rating ★★★)
Family Saga - The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Rating )


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Book Club Challenge 2021
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

15/15 COMPLETED

Buddy Reads:
1. Her Body and Other Parties
2. Lies of Locke Lamora
3. The Broken Girls
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
5. Project Hail Mary
6. Neverwhere
7. Faithful Place
8. Broken Harbor
9. The Secret Place
10. The Trespasser
11. In An Absent Dream + Juice Like Wounds
12. Come Tumbling Down
13. Across the Grass Green Fields
14. Eragon
15. A Torch Against the Night


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Take a Chance on a Book
Duration: March 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Completed: 8
Badges Earned: 2

Badges


Books
Dice Rolled: 2, 6, 5, 5
Genre Selected: Sci-fi/Steampunk (2+5=7)
Roulette Spin: 16 red
Respin Roulette: 33 black
Book: The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold (Rating ★★★)


Dice Rolled: 4, 1, 5, 6
Genre Selected: Young Adult (1)
Roulette Spin: 20 black
Book:
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1) by Suzanne Collins
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (Rating ★★★★)

Dice Rolled: 2, 6, 4, 4
Genre Selected: Paranormal/Magic (6+4+4=14)
Roulette Spin: 22 black
Respin Roulette: 14 red
Book: Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters, #1) by Jaymin Eve
Rejected by Jaymin Eve (Rating ★★★★)


Dice Rolled: 4, 6, 1, 2
Genre Selected: Horror (2)
Roulette Spin: 1 red
Book: Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (Rating ★★★)


Dice Rolled: 1, 6, 3, 6
Genre Selected: Sci-Fi/Steampunk (6+1=7)
Roulette Spin: 19 red
Book: Europe in Autumn (The Fractured Europe Sequence, #1) by Dave Hutchinson
Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson (Rating ★★★★)


Dice Rolled: 5, 1, 5, 3
Genre Selected: Fantasy (5+3=8)
Roulette Spin: 32 red
Book: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (Rating ★)


Dice Rolled: 2, 1, 3, 5
Genre Selected: Suspense (1+3=4)
Roulette Spin: 19 red
Book: The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2) by Thomas Harris
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (Rating ★★★)


Dice Rolled: 4, 5, 4, 2
Genre Selected: Mystery (4+4+5= 13)
Roulette Spin: 28 black
Book: Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor (Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor #1) by Ally Carter
Winterborne Home of Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter (Rating ★★★★)


Dice Rolled: 6, 5, 3, 2
Genre Selected: Contemporary/New Adult (5)
Roulette Spin: 33 black
Respin Roulette: 9 red Random Pick
Book: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (Rating )

Dice Rolled: 5, 6, 3, 1
Genre Selected: Historical Fiction (3)
Roulette Spin: 25 red
Respin Roulette: 17 black
Book: The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner (Rating )

Dice Rolled: 1, 4, 2, 4
Genre Selected: Historical Fiction (1+2=3)
Roulette Spin: 29 black
Respin Roulette: 4 black
Book: The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood (Rating )

Dice Rolled: 6, 6, 5, 2
Genre Selected: LGBTQ (6+6+5= 17)
Roulette Spin: 4 black


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Pick One For Me 2021

Badges


Books
September POFM
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (Rating ★★) 9/24
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (Rating ★★★) 9/24
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Rating ★) 9/29

October POFM
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Rating ★★★★★) 10/18
I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (Rating ★★★★) 10/28
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (Rating ★★★) 10/31

November POFM
Dead Space by Kali Wallace
Dead Space by Kali Wallace (Rating ★★★★★) 11/29
Fool's Gold (The Dragon Lords, #1) by Jon Hollins
Fool's Gold by Jon Hollins (Rating ★★★★) 11/30
Annie and the Wolves by Andromeda Romano-Lax
Annie and the Wolves by Andromeda Romano-Lax (Rating ★★★) 11/30

December POFM
The Dragonriders of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern, #1-3) by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey (Rating )
The Bone Woman A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo by Clea Koff
The Bone Woman by Cleo Koff (Rating )
Welcome to Night Vale (Welcome to Night Vale, #1) by Joseph Fink
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink (Rating )


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q1 - Best in Show
Duration: January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

9/15 INCOMPLETE

Goodreads Choice Award {Categories- Fantasy, YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Mystery, and Romance}
Fantasy
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Rating ★★★)

Mystery
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (Rating ★★★★)
The Boy from the Woods (Wilde #1) by Harlan Coben
The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben (Rating ★★★★)
One by One by Ruth Ware
One by One by Ruth Ware (Rating ★)
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (Rating ★★★★★)
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks (Rating ★★)

Romance
The Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone, #2) by Abby Jimenez
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (Rating ★★★★)
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (Rating ★★★)
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Beach Read by Emily Henry (Rating ★★★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q1 - Changes
Duration: January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

15/15 COMPLETED

Read a book that features:
1. The word "change" (Changes, Changing, or other variations) in its title.


2. The theme of money or money on its cover (loose change).
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1) by Elle Cosimano
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (Rating ★★★★★)

3. An adaptation of its original format (book-to-manga, translation, etc.)
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell (Rating ★★)

4. The author's initials found in the word "change"
The Effort by Claire Holroyde
The Effort by Claire Holroyde (Rating ★★★★)

5. Separate book sections or part of a series of three or more books (make change)
Two Skies Before Night by Robert Gryn
Two Skies Before Night by Robert Gryn (Rating ★★★)

6. An author or character writing under a pseudonym


7. A topic or character about which you feel differently now than in the past.
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5) by Tana French
The Secret Place by Tana French (Rating ★)

Read a book about an activity below or someone (real or fictional) who engages in it:
8. Changing one's mind about a life decision.
Burning Roses by S.L. Huang
Burning Roses by S.L. Huang (Rating ★★★★★)

9. Switching careers/jobs.


10. Relocating to a different city, state/province, or country.
If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier
If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier (Rating ★★★)

11. Cultivating new daily habits.


12. A character who shifts shapes or identities.
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold (Rating ★★★★)

13. Life changes due to age
The Girl and the Goddess Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom by Nikita Gill
The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill (Rating ★★★★)

14. A medical transformation


15. A life-changing experience.
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Rating ★★★)

16. A changing household
The Butterfly Girl (Naomi Cottle, #2) by Rene Denfeld
The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld (Rating ★★★)

17. An action or phenomenon that transforms society or the world.
The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Rating ★★★★)

18. Replacing one thing with another (change out)
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (★★★)

19. Technological innovation
Saturn Run by John Sandford
Saturn Run by John Sandford (Rating ★★★★)

20. A game-changer.
The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh
The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh (Rating ★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - New Year's Resolutions
Duration: January 1, 2021 - January 30, 2021

5/5 COMPLETED

1. What is your biggest hope for 2021? Read a book related to that theme.


2. What's your idea of a dream vacation? Read a book related to one activity your dream vacation would involve (camping, reading, hiking, shopping, and so forth).


3. Explore new hobbies. Read a book about a hobby you'd like to start or featuring a character engaging in that hobby.


4. Take the stairs. Read a book related to fitness or featuring a character who exercises or jogs.
The Boy from the Woods (Wilde #1) by Harlan Coben
The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben (Rating ★★★★)

5. Go somewhere new. Read a book about or set in a place (country, state, province) you've never visited.
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (Rating ★★)

6. Stop procrastinating. Read that book that you meant to read in 2020.
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella (Rating ★)

7. Get artsy. Read a book about or set in a museum, theater, or concert hall or featuring a protagonist involved in the fine arts.


8. Eat healthier. Read a book about cooking, gardening, farming, produce or a fictional character trying to eat healthier.


9. Read a serial novel. A new year's a great time to start a new series or continue with one you've already begun.
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) by Tana French
Faithful Place by Tana French (Rating ★★★★)

10. Be nice to yourself. Pamper yourself by reading a book from your favorite genre or subgenre.
A Night's Tail (Magical Cats Mystery #11) by Sofie Kelly
A Night's Tail by Sofie Kelly (Rating ★★★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - There's No Business Like Snow Business
Duration: February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021

8/8 COMPLETED

1. Read a book that has snow on the cover or snow in the title.
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice (Rating ★★★)

2. Precipitation: Read a book that has any weather related term in the title.
Shiver by Allie Reynolds
Shiver by Allie Reynolds (Rating ★★★★★)

3. Small: Read a book that has less than 200 pages.
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Rating ★★★★★)

4. Snow is formed of crystals and is a slang term for diamonds. Read a book in which a gem or other mineral can be found in the plot, title, or cover art.
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (Rating ★★★)

5. Snow is a dessert made of stiffly beaten whites of eggs, sugar, and fruit pulp. Read a book with a dessert on the cover, or read a book in which a dessert is made.
Raspberry Chocolate Murder (Dolphin Bay #1) by Leena Clover
Raspberry Chocolate Murder by Leena Clover (Rating ★★★)

6. Snow is slang for cocaine. Read a book about drugs or drug addiction.
Dopesick Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy (Rating ★★★★★)

7. White is the color of snow. Read a book that contains white in the cover.
Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, #4) by Tana French
Broken Harbor by Tana French (Rating ★★★)

8. To snow someone is to deceive, persuade, or charm glibly. Read a book about a con artist, or read a book about deception.
Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony
Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony (Rating ★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - One-Word Wonder
Duration: March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

1/8 INCOMPLETE

Neverwhere (London Below, #1) by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Rating ★★★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - What a Wonderful World
Duration: March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

8/8 COMPLETED

1. Read a book set in or about a big city
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (Rating ★★★★★)

2. Read a book set in the country or on a farm
If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier
If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier (Rating ★★★)

3. Read a book that features a rainforest
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by James Marlon (Rating ★)

4. Read a book that is set in the desert
The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh
The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh (Rating ★★)

5. Read a book that is set in a suburban area
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1) by Elle Cosimano
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (Rating ★★★★★)

6. Read a book that is set in the snow
One by One by Ruth Ware
One by One by Ruth Ware (Rating ★)

7. Read a book that prominently features a body of water of some kind (eg. river, lake, stream, ocean, beach etc)
The Survivors by Jane Harper
The Survivors by Jane Harper (Rating ★★★★★)

8. Read a book that focuses on natural spaces.
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5) by Tana French
The Secret Place (Rating ★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q2 - A Diverse Education
Duration: April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

15/15

Major; LGBT Literature Studies - 45 units
American Hippo (River of Teeth, #1-2) by Sarah Gailey
American Hippo by Sarah Gailey (Rating ★★★★)
The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca
The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca (Rating ★★★★)
Salvation Day by Kali Wallace
Salvation Day by Kali Wallace (Rating ★★★★★)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (Rating ★★★★★)
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (Rating ★★★★)
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5) by Seanan McGuire
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire (Rating ★★★★★)
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe (Rating ★★★★★)
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos (Rating ★★)
A Dark and Hollow Star (The Hollow Star Saga, #1) by Ashley Shuttleworth
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth (Rating ★★★★★)
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson (Rating ★★)
Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters (Rating ★★★★★)
Beyond the Ruby Veil (Beyond the Ruby Veil, #1) by Mara Fitzgerald
Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald (Rating ★★)

Minor; Women Authors from Around the World - 9 units
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten (Swedish)
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten (Rating ★★★)
The Witch Elm by Tana French (American-Irish)
The Witch Elm by Tana French (Rating ★★★)
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor (British)
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor (Rating ★★★)


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - We All Live in a Yellow Submarine
Duration: April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021

6/9 INCOMPLETE

1. Mourning - Mexico and Ethiopia: Read a book by an author who has passed away or a book where a main character passes away.
Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Rating ★★★★)

2. Courage - Japan: Read a book you’re intimidated by or a book where a character must exhibit courage to survive.
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe (Rating ★★★★★)

3. Middle of the compass - China: Read a book that is not the first or the last in a series but somewhere in the middle or a book featuring a middle child/sibling character.
As The Crow Flies (Walt Longmire, #8) by Craig Johnson
As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson (Rating ★★★)

4. The South - The ancient Maya: Read a book from or set in a country in the Southern Hemisphere.


5. Mystery fiction and thrillers - Italy: Read a mystery, thriller or true crime book.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Rating ★★★★)

6. Autumn - the Southern Hemisphere is now experiencing fall: Read a book set during the autumn or with the word ‘fall’ in the title.


7. Slow down - Traffic lights: Read a book that you want to savor slowly or where a character has to move slowly.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (Rating ★★★)

8. Warning - A yellow penalty card football/soccer: Read a book that you’re not sure you will like or a book where a character is warned about something.
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor (Rating ★★★)

9. Q - International maritime signal yellow flag: Read a book with a Q in the title or author’s name.


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q3 - Book Recycling
Duration: July 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021

20/20

Checked out on Libby
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Rating ★)
Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay
Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay (Rating ★★)
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett (Rating ★★★)
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms (Rating ★★★★)
How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff
How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff (Rating ★★★★)
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1) by Suzanne Collins
Gregor the Overlander (Rating ★★★★)
Buttermilk Graffiti A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee
Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee (Rating N/A)
Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters, #1) by Jaymin Eve
Rejected by Jaymin Eve (Rating ★★★★)
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly (Rating ★★★★★)
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder (Rating ★★)
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (Rating ★)

Bought Used
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon (Rating ★★★★)
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon (Rating ★★★)
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (Rating ★★)
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (Rating ★★★)
The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars, #1) by John Birmingham
The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham (Rating ★★★★★)
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (Rating ★★★★)
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (Rating ★★★)
Europe in Autumn (The Fractured Europe Sequence, #1) by Dave Hutchinson
Europe in Autumn by David Hutchinson (Rating ★★★)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Rating ★)


message 39: by Sara (last edited Aug 23, 2021 10:24AM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - Riddle Me This
Duration: July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

10/10 COMPLETED

1. Finding the first clue will be a treat. Look for something to eat. Read a book about food, with food on the cover or where the characters enjoy a good meal.
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon (Rating ★★★★★)

2. Now that you're fed, go and look for the clue where you lay your head.Read a book with a dream sequence or where the character has a dream for their life
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Rating ★★★★★)

3. The next place you'll need to look, is the place you can find a book. Read a book that takes place in a library or bookshop
Checked Out (The Village Library Mysteries, #1) by Elizabeth Spann Craig
Checked Out by Elizabeth Span Craig (Rating ★★★★)

4. Have you heard the news? The next clue can be found inside your shoes! Read a book where a characters gets news or where shoes play a prominent role
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace (Rating ★★★★)

5. Don't tear the room apart! Just take a look in the stuff of art! Read a book about an artist or art
The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon
The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon (Rating ★★★★)

6. Look for the clues, but don't get stressed! You'll find another when you get dressed. Read a book featuring fashion
Murder Wears a Little Black Dress (Resale Boutique Mystery #1) by Debra Sennefelder
Murder Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder (Rating ★★)

7. Looking for the missing link? Take a peek at the sink or have a drink. Read a book where a character is a chef or bartender
Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London, #7) by Ben Aaronovitch
Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch (Rating ★★★)

8. The next clue can be found on the box with the musical sound. Read a book about music, a character that listens to music or plays an instrument.
The Dancing Goddesses Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance (Rating ★★★★)

9. Wanting more? Why don't you check the front door? Read a book that is part of a series.
False Value (Rivers of London, #8) by Ben Aaronovitch
False Value by Ben Aaronovitch (Rating ★★★★)

10. Looking for the final prize? Go where you can look into your own eyes. Read a book where a character wins something, or sees something that changes their life.
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6) by Seanan McGuire
Across the Green Grass Fields (Rating ★★★★)


message 40: by Sara (last edited Aug 31, 2021 07:45PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - Soulmates - Opposites Attract
Duration: August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Pairs: 5/5
Book: 10/10

Completed

Dream/Fear
The Bread We Eat in Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay
The Bread We Eat in Dreams (Rating ★★★) // Every Last Fear (Rating ★★)

End/Always
How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
How to Pack for the End of the World (Rating ★★★★)// Opposite of Always (Rating ★★)

Over/Below
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1) by Suzanne Collins A Song Below Water (A Song Below Water, #1) by Bethany C. Morrow
Gregor the Overlander (Rating ★★★★)// A Song Below Water (Rating ★)

Overdue/Early
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms An Early Wake (County Cork, #3) by Sheila Connolly
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler (Rating ★★★★)// An Early Wake (Rating ★★★★)

Good/Bad
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett A Turn for the Bad (County Cork, #4) by Sheila Connolly
The Good Girls (Rating ★★★)// A Turn for the Bad (Rating ★★★★)


message 41: by Sara (last edited Aug 29, 2021 09:47PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Monthly Challenge - Soulmates - Soul Searching
Duration: August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

4/4 COMPLETED

1. Heart and soul - without reservation, completely, wholly. Read a book in which a character pursues a goal with their heart and soul or a nonfiction book about how to reach your goals.

2. Soulless - lacking human feelings or emotions. Read a horror or true crime book
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon (Rating ★★★)

3. Soul food - an ethnic cuisine traditionally prepared by African Americans, particularly associated with the southern United States. Read a book in which a main character is a cook or a book in which cooking/mealtime plays an important role.
Buttermilk Graffiti A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee
Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee (Rating N/A)

4. Soul mates - people who have feelings of deep or natural affinity for each other. Read a romance book or a Biography about a famous couple.
Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters, #1) by Jaymin Eve
Rejected by Jaymin Eve (Rating ★★★★)

5. Soul music - a return to African American musical roots. Read a book set in Africa or a book about searching for genealogical roots.


6. Weight of the soul - paranormal belief, based on experiments by Duncan MacDougall in 1901, that wrongly found that a human soul weighs 21 grams. Read a book in the Paranormal genre or a book in which the characters engage in scientific experimentation.
Dead Things (Eric Carter #1) by Stephen Blackmoore
Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore (Rating ★★★)

7. Rubber Soul - a Beatles album named by Paul McCartney based on a saying that non-traditional soul music was plastic soul. Read a book in which somebody pretends to be something or someone they are not or a book set in the 1960's.


8. Soul Man - a movie from 1986. Read a book that was later made into a movie or a book published in the 1980's.


message 42: by Sara (last edited Nov 30, 2021 10:31PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Mythology Madness
Team Roman
Duration: August 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021

My Challenges

September Challenges
POFM September 3/3
TBR Series Challenge September 3/3
AMMP's Egyptian God Crane Game 7/12
Mythological TV/Movies 4/4

October Challenges
Dare to Open Pandora's Box 3/4
12 Labours 4/4
TBR Series Challenge October 3/3
October Cover Hunt 1/2
October Word Hunt 4/4

November Challenges
Slaying the Beasts of Africa 4/4
November Word Hunt 4/4
November Cover Hunt 2/2

2 Month Challenges
Hero's Quest Team Challenge 8/?
Japanese Mythology 10/10
Siren's Song 3/8

4 Month Challenges
Slaying the Beasts of Africa 4/4
Mythological Monster Spell It Out 16/21
Genre of the Month Challenge Aug - 0 // Sept - 10 // Oct - 10 // Nov - 10

Twelve Month Challenges
Take a Chance on a Book 2/?


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Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Spell Out

Words: 16/21

Badges Earned



Books

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton 8/2 - title / ALN
Burn Town by Jennifer McMahon 8/2 - title / ALN
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon 8/2 - title / ALN
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver 8/4 - ALN / title
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley 8/5 - title / AFN
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O'Neal 8/5 - title / ALN
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz 8/9 - title / ALN
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett 8/9 - title / ALN
Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay 8/11 - title / AFN
Dead Things (Eric Carter) by Stephen Blackmoore 8/11 - title / series / ALN
Honeycomb by Joanne M. Harris 8/16 - title / ALN
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms 8/16 - title / ALN
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth 8/18 - title / ALN
Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig 8/21 - ALN / title
Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee 8/22 - title / AFN
How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff 8/22 - title / AFN
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles) by Suzanne Collins 8/22 - ALN / series / title
A Song Below Water (A Song Below Water) by Bethany C. Morrow 8/28 - title / series / ALN
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds 8/28 - ALN / title
Rejected (Shadow Beast) by Jaymin Eve 8/29 - title / ALN
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold 8/29 - ALN / title
An Early Wake (County Cork) by Sheila Connolly 8/31 - ALN / series / title
A Turn for the Bad (County Cork) by Sheila Connolly 8/31 - title / ALN / series
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard) by Scott Lynch 8/31 - AFN / title / series
Red Dragon (Hannibal) by Thomas Harris 9/6 - title / series / ALN
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly 9/9 - title / AFN
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder 9/9 - ALN / title
The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars) by John Birmingham 9/12 - title / series / N/A
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin 9/13 - title / AFN
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 9/19 - title / AFN
Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Cafe) by Lena Gregory 9/19 - series / title / N/A
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner 9/24 - title / ALN
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill 9/24 - title / N/A
Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell 9/25 - ALN / N/A
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni) by Helene Wecker 9/25 - title / N/A
Europe in Autumn (The Fractured Europe Sequence) by Dave Hutchinson 9/26 - title / AFN / series
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan 9/26 - title / ALN
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan 9/26 - ALN / title
The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan 9/26 - ALN / title
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke 9/29 - AFN / N/A
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel 9/29 - ALN / title
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 9/30 - title / N/A
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir 9/30 - title / series / AFN
A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir 9/30 - title / series / AFN
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 10/7 - AFN / title
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan 10/17 - title / AFN / series
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga) by Orson Scott Card 10/18 - title / AFN / series
The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing 10/20 - AFN / N/A
What Beauty There Is (What Beauty There Is) by Cory Anderson 10/25 - ALN / N/A
I'll Be Gone In the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara 10/28 - title / N/A
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan 10/29 - AFN / N/A
X by Sue Grafton 10/29 - title / N/A
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian 10/30 - title / N/A
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor 10/30 - AFN / N/A
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 11/1 - title / N/A
In Plain Sight by Dan Willis 11/16 - title / AFN / N/A
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee 11/21 - title / AFN / series
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow - title / N/A
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman 11/25 - title / series / N/A
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins 11/28 - series / N/A
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins 11/28 - series / N/A
Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins 11/28 - series / N/A
Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins 11/28 - series / N/A
Yellowfang's Secret by Erin Hunter 11/29 - title / AFN / N/A
Dead Space by Kali Wallace 11/29 - title / N/A
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo 11/30 - title / series / N/A


Words

☑ Basilisk
☑ B Burn Town (title) 8/2
☑ A Every Last Fear (AFN) 8/11
☑ S A Song Below Water (title) 8/28
☑ I The Invited (title) 8/2
☑ L Lucky Girl (title) 8/2
☑ I If These Wings Could Fly (title) 8/5
☑ S A Song Below Water (series) 8/28
☑ K If These Wings Could Fly (AFN) 8/5

☑ Centaur
☑ C Gregor the Overlander (ALN) 8/22
☑ E Every Last Fear (title) 8/11
☑ N Not My Problem (title) 8/18
☑ T A Turn for the Bad (title) 8/31
☑ A The Electric Kingdom (ALN) 8/29
☑ U Gregor the Overlander (series) 8/22
☑ R Death Prefers Blondes (ALN) 8/21

☑ Cerberus
☑ C An Early Wake (ALN) 8/31
☑ E Dead Things (series) 8/11
☑ R Opposite of Always (ALN) 8/28
☑ B The Good Girls (ALN) 8/9
☑ E Buttermilk Graffiti (AFN) 8/22
☑ R Rejected (title) 8/29
☑ U Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (series) 11/28
☑ S Not My Problem (ALN) 8/18

☑ Chimera
☑ C An Early Wake (series) 8/31
☑ H Honeycomb (title) 8/16
☑ I I'll Be Gone in the Dark (title) 10/28
☑ M Burn Town (ALN) 8/2
☑ E Rejected (ALN) 8/29
☑ R Red Dragon (title) 9/6
☑ A An Early Wake (title) 8/31

☑ Cyclops
☑ C A Turn for the Bad (ALN) 8/31
☑ Y Nightbitch (ALN) 9/9
☑ C A Turn for the Bad (series) 8/31
☑ L Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses (title) 8/5
☑ O The Overdue Life of Amy Byler (title) 8/16
☑ P Lucky Girl (ALN) 8/2
☑ S The Lies of Locke Lamora (AFN) 8/31

☑ Doppelganger
☑ D Dead Things (title) 8/11
☑ O Opposite of Always (title) 8/28
☑ P The Plot (title) 8/9
☑ P Wakenhyrst (ALN) 8/4
☑ E The Electric Kingdom (title) 8/29
☑ L The Lies of Locke Lamora (title) 8/31
☑ G The Good Girls (title) 8/9
☑ A Scone Cold Killer (series) 9/19
☑ N Nightbitch (title) 9/9
☑ G Gregor the Overlander (title) 8/22
☑ E Europe in Autumn (title) 9/26
☑ R The Red Pyramid (title) 9/26

☑ Echidna
☑ E Station Eleven (AFN) 10/7
☑ C The Cruel Stars (title) 9/12
☑ H How to Pack for the End of the World (title) 8/22
☑ I In Plain Sight (title) 11/16
☑ D Death Prefers Blondes (title) 8/21
☑ N The Night Swim (title) 9/13
☑ A An Ember in the Ashes (title) 9/30

☑ Hydra
☑ H Honeycomb (ALN) 8/16
☑ Y Y is for Yesterday (title) 11/1
☑ D Europe in Autumn (AFN) 9/26
☑ R The Red Pyramid (ALN) 9/26
☑ A An Ember in the Ashes (series) 9/30

☑ Ladon
☑ L The Lost Apothecary (title) 9/24
☑ A A Torch Against the Night (title) 9/30
☑ D In Plain Sight (AFN) 11/16
☑ O Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses (ALN) 8/5
☑ N Norse Mythology (title) 9/19

☑ Manticore
☑ M The Invited (ALN) 8/2
☑ A A Torch Against the Night (series) 9/30
☑ N Norse Mythology (AFN) 9/19
☑ T Europe in Autumn (series) 9/26
☑ I The Invisible Library (title) 11/25
☑ C The Cruel Stars (series) 9/12
☑ O One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (title) 9/30
☑ R The Throne of Fire (ALN) 9/26
☑ E The Eye of the World (title) 10/17

☑ Medusa
☑ M How To Pack for the End of the World (AFN) 8/22
☑ E Ender's Game (title) 10/18
☑ D Dead Space (title) 11/29
☑ U Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods 11/28
☑ S Song for a Whale (title) 9/9
☑ A The Mushroom at the End of the World (AFN) 10/20

☑ Minotaur
☑ M A Song Below Water (ALN) 8/28
☑ I The Invisible Library (series) 11/25
☑ N The Test (ALN) 9/29
☑ O Ender's Game (AFN) 10/18
☑ T The Golem and the Jinni (title) 9/25
☑ A What Beauty There Is (ALN) 10/25
☑ U Gregor and the Marks of Secret (series) 11/28
☑ R The Serpent's Shadow (ALN) 9/26

☑ Pegasus
☑ P The Lost Apothecary (ALN) 9/24
☑ E Ender's Game (series) 10/18
☑ G The Lies of Locke Lamora (series) 8/31
☑ A Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor (AFN) 10/30
☑ S Scone Cold Killer (title) 9/19
☑ U Gregor and the Code of Claw (series) 11/28
☑ S Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (AFN) 9/29

☑ Satyr
☑ S The Serpent's Shadow (title) 9/26
☑ A A Spy in the House (title) 11/21
☑ T The Throne of Fire (title) 9/26
☑ Y A Spy in the House (AFN) 11/21
☑ R The Eye of the World (AFN) 10/17

☑ Sirens
☑ S An Ember in the Ashes (AFN) 9/30
☑ I Into the Crooked Place (title) 11/30
☑ R The Great Hunt (AFN) 10/29
☑ E Yellowfang's Secret (AFN) 11/29
☑ N NOS4A2 (title) 9/24
☑ S A Torch Against the Night (AFN) 9/30

☑ Sphinx
☑ S Station Eleven (title) 10/7
☑ P Magic Dark and Strange (ALN) 9/25
☑ H The Overdue Life of Amy Byler (ALN) 8/16
☑ I Into the Crooked Place (series) 11/30
☑ N Never Saw Me Coming (title) 10/30
☑ X X (title) 10/29


message 44: by Sara (last edited Nov 30, 2021 09:25PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Genre of the Month
Team Roman
Duration: August 1st - November 30th, 2021

Badges: 14/?
Personal Points: 70
*1 badge for every 5 points

Badges Earned


Books

September GOTM - Young Adult, Contemporary, New Adult
Book: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
Date Read: 9/9
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Contemporary
Points: 2
Personal Points: 2

Book: Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Date Read: 9/9
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Contemporary
Points: 2
Personal Points: 4

Book: The Night Swim by Megan Goldin The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
Date Read: 9/13/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Contemporary
Points: 2
Personal Points: 6

Book: Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #1) by Lena Gregory Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
Date Read: 9/19/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Contemporary
Points: 2
Personal Points: 8

Book: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Date Read: 9/24/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Contemporary
Points: 2
Personal Points: 10

Book: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Date Read: 9/24/21
Tagged: Tagged Contemporary on pg 1
Points: 1
Personal Points: 11

Book: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Date Read: 9/25/21
MP Genre: Tagged Contemporary
Points: 1
Personal Points: 12

Book: Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell
Date Read: 9/25/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Young Adult
Points: 2
Personal Points: 14

Book: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Date Read: 09/26/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Young Adult
Points: 2
Personal Points: 16

Book: The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, #2) by Rick Riordan The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Date Read: 09/26/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Young Adult
Points: 2
Personal Points: 18

Book: The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, #3) by Rick Riordan The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
Date Read: 09/26/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Young Adult
Points: 2
Personal Points: 20

Book: The Test by Sylvain Neuvel The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
Date Read: 9/29/21
Tagged: Tagged Contemporary on pg 1
Points: 1
Personal Points: 21

Book: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Date Read: 09/29/21
Tagged: Tagged Contemporary on pg 1
Points: 1
Personal Points: 22

Book: Lord of the Flies by William Golding Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Date Read: 09/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Young Adult
Points: 2
Personal Points: 24

Book: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Date Read: 09/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MPG Contemporary
Points: 2
Personal Points: 26

Book: An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Date Read: 09/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Young Adult
Points: 2
Personal Points: 28

Book: A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Date Read: 09/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Young Adult
Points: 2
Personal Points: 30


October GOTM - Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Book: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Date Read: 10/7/21
Tagged: pg 2 tagged Thriller
Points: 1
Personal Points: 1

Book: The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Date Read: 10/17/21
Tagged: pg 4 tagged Thriller
Points: 1
Personal Points: 2

Book: Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Date Read: 10/18/21
Tagged: pg 2 tagged Thriller
Points: 1
Personal Points: 3

Book: Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Date Read: 10/18/21
Tagged: pg 1 tagged Mystery
Points: 1
Personal Points: 4

Book: The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2) by Thomas Harris The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Date Read: 10/22/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Thriller
Points: 2
Personal Points: 6

Book: What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson
Date Read: 10/25/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Mystery
Points: 2
Personal Points: 8

Book: Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #2) by Lena Gregory Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
Date Read: 10/26/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Mystery
Points: 2
Personal Points: 10

Book: I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
Date Read: 10/28/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Mystery
Points: 2
Personal Points: 12

Book: X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton X by Sue Grafton
Date Read: 10/29/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Mystery
Points: 2
Personal Points: 14

Book: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
Date Read: 10/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Mystery
Points: 2
Personal Points: 16

Book: Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor (Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor #1) by Ally Carter Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter
Date Read: 10/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Mystery
Points: 2
Personal Points: 18

Book: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Date Read: 10/31/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Mystery
Points: 2
Personal Points: 20


November GOTM - Romance, LGBTQ+, Historical
Book: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Date Read: 11/05/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Historical Fiction
Points: 2
Personal Points: 2

Book: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Date Read: 11/14/21
MP Genre: Tagged Romance
Points: 2
Personal Points: 4

Book: Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk
Date Read: 11/15/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Historical Fiction
Points: 2
Personal Points: 6

Book: Lionhearts by Nathan Makaryk Lionhearts by Nathan Makaryk
Date Read: 11/15/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Historical Fiction
Points: 2
Personal Points: 8

Book: In Plain Sight (Arcane Casebook #1) by Dan Willis In Plain Sight by Dan Willis
Date Read: 11/16/21
Tagged: Tagged pg 2 Historical
Points: 1
Personal Points: 9

Book: A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1) by Y.S. Lee A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Date Read: 11/20/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Historical Fiction
Points: 2
Personal Points: 11

Book: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Date Read: 11/22/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Historical Fiction
Points: 2
Personal Points: 13

Book: The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) by Genevieve Cogman The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Date Read: 11/25/21
Tagged: Tagged pg 1 Historical Fiction
Points: 1
Personal Points: 14

Book: Dead Space by Kali Wallace Dead Space by Kali Wallace
Date Read: 11/22/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP LGBT
Points: 2
Personal Points: 16

Book: Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1) by Alexandra Christo Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
Date Read: 11/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP LGBT
Points: 2
Personal Points: 18

Book: Annie and the Wolves by Andromeda Romano-Lax Annie and the Wolves by Andromeda Romano-Lax
Date Read: 11/30/21
MP Genre: Tagged MP Historical Fiction
Points: 2
Personal Points: 20


message 45: by Sara (last edited Sep 30, 2021 08:39PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments AMMP's Egyptian God Crane Game
Team Roman
Duration: September 1st - 30th

Completed: 21/36
Badges: 7/12
*1 badge for every 3 books read

Badges Earned



Books
Amun - Ball #29 // Ball #30
-Read a book with a sun on the cover
Europe in Autumn (The Fractured Europe Sequence, #1) by Dave Hutchinson
-Read a book with a character who is king
-Read a book with a blue cover (at least 50%)
A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir


Anubis - Ball #3 // Ball #15 // Ball #32
-Read a book with all the letter of "ANUBIS" in the title
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir
-Read a book with a feather on the cover or in the text
-Read a book with a character who doesn't know who their father is


Horus - Ball #10 // Ball #12 // Ball #13 // Ball #31
-Read a book with the word "falcon" in the text
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, #2) by Rick Riordan
-Read a book with an airplane on the cover
-Read the 3rd book in any series
The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, #3) by Rick Riordan


Ra - Ball #4 // Ball #33
-Read a book with water on the cover
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
-Read a book where the MC rides on a sailboat
-Read a book with the author's initials RA


Thoth - Ball #11 // Ball #19 // Ball #21 // Ball #25 // Ball #27
-Read a book with a smart character (your interpretation)
-Read with a book with an inventor
-Read a book with a moon on the cover
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (tiny, tiny moon in the right corner)

Osiris - Ball #2 // Ball #28
-Read a book with a green cover
-Read a book with a character who is a judge
-Read a book where someone is murdered
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Isis - Ball #8 // Ball #35
-Read a book with MPG magic
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
-Read a book with "throne" in the text
-Read a book with all the letters "SKY" in the title


Set - Ball #17 // Ball #20
-Read a book from the chaos list.
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
-Read a book with a desert on the cover
-Read a book set in a country other than your own


Sekhmet - Ball #9 // Ball #18 // Ball #23 // Ball #26
-Read a book with a character who has a disease of some sort
-Read a book with a doctor or nurse
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars, #1) by John Birmingham
-Read a book from the healers list


Ptah - Ball #16 // Ball #22 // Ball #24 // Ball #34
-Read a book with a character who is a blacksmith
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
-Read a book with a character who is a craftsman
Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell
-Read a book with a bearded man on the cover


Hathor - Ball #1 // Ball #5 // Ball #6
-Read a book that is MPG romance
Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #1) by Lena Gregory
-Read a book with a cow on the cover
-Read a book with "horns' in the text


Nephthys - Ball #7 // Ball #14 // Ball #36
-Read a book with "night" in the title
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
-Read a book with a river on the cover
-Read a book with "nature" in the text
Lord of the Flies by William Golding


message 46: by Sara (last edited Sep 29, 2021 06:56PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Mythological TV/Movies
Team Roman
Duration: September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Completed Tasks: 12/12
Badges: 4

Badges - earn 1 for every 3 books read

Badges Earned


Books
1. Hercules - Who's your favorite actor that's played Hercules?
a) Read a book where the author's initials match the initials of your favorite actor who's played this role in film. A few choices-Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Sorbo, Ryan Gosling, etc
b) Read a book with all of the letters in HERCULES in the title
The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars, #1) by John Birmingham
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies

2. Clash of the Titans - An action fantasy film based on the Greek myth of Perseus who was rescuer of Andromeda from a sea monster.
a) Read a book with MPG Fantasy
b) Read a book where the MC rescues someone
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan

3. Wonder Woman was given her powers as a gift from the Greek gods and is a founding member of the Justice League
a) Read a book from the list Books with Strong Women Characters (All Genres)
b) Read a book with an author that has the same initials (first and surname, ie WW)
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies
The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, #2) by Rick Riordan

4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film reflecting the Arthurian legend
a) Read a book tagged 'royalty' (any form of royalty is fine)
b) Read a book set in England
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies

5. Jason and the Argonauts were a band of heroes in Greek mythology, who in the years before the Trojan War traveled to Colchis on quest to find the Golden Fleece
a) Read a book tagged 'adventure' or 'quest'
b) Read a book with a mostly golden or yellow cover
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

6. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas - The animated version of this movie grossed over 80m and starred Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Catherine Zeta-Jones
a) Read a book with a '7' in the page count or publish date (July ok)
b) Read a book with a boat on the cover
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies
The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, #3) by Rick Riordan

7. Troy is a 2004 epic historical war film based on Homer's Iliad in its narration of the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War
a) Read an book tagged 'epic'
b) Read a book that is more than 350 pages (version you read)
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies

8. Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale written by French novelist and influenced by ancient Greek stories
a) Read a 're-telling' in any form (tagged, based on precis, etc)
b) Read a book with a 'beautiful' character on the cover (your decision)
Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies

9. Pan’s Labyrinth intertwines the real world with a mythical one centered on an overgrown, abandoned labyrinth
a) Read a book where someone or something is lost
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder (lost her sense of identity and self)
b) Read a book a test of some kind takes place
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies

10. O Brother, Where Art Thou? is set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. Its story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer's epic Greek poem The Odyssey that incorporates social features of the American South.
a) Read a book that takes place in the 'south' of any country
b) Read a book that has a poem in the text of the book (for this task only, a book tagged 'poetry' is fine as long as it meets the minimum page requirements)
The Past by Wendy Xu
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies

11. Xena: Warrior Princess possesses superhuman strength and has a superior knowledge in the art of warfare
a) Read a book with tagged 'war' or 'conflict'
b) Read a book with an 'x' in the title, author, series, or a character's name
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris

12. 300 - A state of war exists between Persia, led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Greece. Certain death awaits the Spartans, as they unite against their common enemy.
a) Read a book with a 'number' in the title
b) Read a book where someone dies
c) Read a book from the list Best Books About Mythology or Books Made Into Movies
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker


message 47: by Sara (last edited Oct 01, 2021 12:57PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments TBR Series Challenge September
Team Roman
Duration: September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Completed: 9/9
Badges: 3/3

Badges Earned


Books
1.
Book Read: Red Dragon
# and Series: #1, Hannibal Lecter
Date Read: 09/06/21
Publish Date: May 2nd, 1990
Rating: 3 stars

2.
Book Read: The Cruel Stars
# and Series: #1, The Cruel Stars
Date Read: 09/12/21
Publish Date: Aug 20th, 2019
Rating: 5 stars

3.
Book Read: Scone Cold Killer
# and Series: #1, All-Day Breakfast Cafe
Date Read: 09/19/21
Publish Date: Jan 23rd, 2018
Rating: 3 stars

4.
Book Read: The Golem and the Jinni
# and Series: #1, The Golem and the Jinni
Date Read: 9/25/21
Publish Date: April 23rd, 2003
Rating: 1 star

5.
Book Read: Europe in Autumn
# and Series: #1, The Fractured Europe Sequence
Date Read: 09/26/21
Publish Date: Jan 28th, 2014
Rating: 4 stars

6.
Book Read: The Red Pyramid
# and Series: #1, The Kane Chronicles
Date Read: 9/26/21
Publish Date: May 4th, 2010
Rating: 4 stars

7.
Book Read: The Throne of Fire
# and Series: #2, The Kane Chronicles
Date Read: 9/26/21
Publish Date: May 3rd, 2011
Rating: 4 stars

8.
Book Read: The Serpent's Shadow
# and Series: #3, The Kane Chronicles
Date Read: 9/26/21
Publish Date: May 1st, 2012
Rating: 4 stars

9.
Book Read: An Ember in the Ashes
# and Series: #1, An Ember in the Ashes
Date Read: 09/30/21
Publish Date: April 28th, 2015
Rating: 3 stars


message 48: by Sara (last edited Dec 01, 2021 04:48PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Q4 - Peace Signs
Duration: October 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

7/20

1. The olive branch
1.1. Read a book set in Ancient Egypt, Greece or Rome.
1.2. Read a book with a tree/branch/leaf on the cover
Borderline Fortune by Teresa K. Miller
1.3. Read a book written by or about a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

2. The dove
2.1. Read a book set in a convent or any place of worship
2.2. Read a book with a dove or any other bird on the cover/in the title
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
2.3. Read a book involving any sport or leading international sporting event

3. The broken rifle
3.1. Read a book set in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, or Norway
3.2. Read a book with "broken" in the title
3.3. Read a book involving a nonviolent activist

4. The white poppy
4.1. Read a book set in the United Kingdom or any member state of the Commonwealth
Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk
4.2. Read a book with a white flower on the cover
4.3. Read a book involving women's rights violation
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

5. Roerich's peace banner
5.1. Read a book set in Russia or any ex-Soviet Republic
5.2. Read a book in which a cultural artifact is central to the plot
5.3. Read a book involving the right to education

6. Peace symbol
6.1. Read a book involving the hippy movement or by a countercultural author
6.2. Read a book set in the 60's or 70's
6.3. Read a book involving a nuclear disaster/testing

7. Rainbow flag
7.2. Read a book with any colour of the rainbow on the cover
A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1) by Y.S. Lee
7.3. Read a book involving an environmental movement
7.4. Read a book in which a peace walk or any other pacific demonstration takes place

8. Predator and prey lie down together
8.1. Read a book in which a peaceful alliance between former enemies is depicted
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (The Siege #1) by K.J. Parker
8.2. Read a book with any predator and prey on the cover or in the title (for example: the wolf and the lamb)
8.3. Read a book involving indigenous people

9. V sign
9.1. Read a book involving a resistance movement against occupation
9.10. Read a book set during the Vietnam War or about the psychological effects in veterans
9.11. Read a book involving the civil rights movement

10. Paper Cranes
10.1. Read a book involving the effects of the war in children
10.2. Read a book where someone is granted a wish
10.3. Read a book involving any kind of handicraft

11. Japanese Peace Bell
11.1. Read a book set in Japan
11.2. Read a book involving politicians or diplomats
11.3. Read a book involving disarmament
Dead Space by Kali Wallace

12. Shalom/Salaam
12.1. Read a book set in the Middle East
12.2. Read a book originally written in Arabic/Hebrew
12.3. Read a book with the words "peace", "happiness", or "freedom" in the title


message 49: by Sara (last edited Nov 01, 2021 11:36AM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments Pandora's Box
Team Roman
Duration: October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Completed: 9/12
Badges: 3/4

Badges Earned


Books
Box 1 - Genre - Paranormal or Fantasy 10/4
Book: Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (The Siege #1) by K.J. Parker

Box 2 - Task - All letters of PANDORA in title/subtitle 10/20
Book: The Mushroom at the End of the World On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Box 3 - Genre - Mystery or Suspense 10/25
Book: What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

Box 4 - Task - MC is a troublemaker or cause trouble for others 10/29
Book: The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, #2) by Robert Jordan

Box 5 - Task - X in the title or author name 10/29
Book: X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton

Box 6 - Genre - Horror or Thriller 10/30
Book: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

Box 7 - Genre - Mystery or Suspense 10/30
Book: Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor (Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor #1) by Ally Carter

Box 8 - Genre - Horror or Thriller 10/31
Book: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Box 9 - Task - Cover has box shape or box like item
CLOSE THE BOX: read a book with a title that starts with a letter in PANDORA'S BOX
10/31
Book: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman


message 50: by Sara (last edited Nov 01, 2021 11:34AM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 249 comments 12 Labours
Team Roman
Duration: October 1, 2021 - October 31st, 2021

Completed: 12/12
Badges: 4/4


Badges Earned


Books
Tasks

1. Slay the Nemean Lion
c) Read a book where a character is defeated in someway
10/19
The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2) by Thomas Harris
Serial killer is caught in the end by the police.

2. Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra
c) Read a book with the word 'poison' in the title or in the text
10/18
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs
pg 244 "You sleep and get rid of this poison."

3. Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis
b) Read a book with a deer, bull, stag or an animal with hooves in the book
10/25
What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

4. Capture the Erymanthian Boar
c) Read a book with number 4 in the page count or published date
10/29
X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton

5. Clean the Augean stables in a single day
c) Read a book with stables in the story or that is set on a farm
10/17
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan
There is stables constantly throughout the story, and all the MCs come from farms and a farming community.

6. Slay the Stymphalian Birds
a) Read a book where a character goes into the forest
10/26
Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #2) by Lena Gregory

7. Capture the Cretan Bull
a) Read a book with someone's shoulders are visible on the cover
10/31
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

8. Steal the Mares of Diomedes
b) Read a book where a character is being trained or is training someone or something else
10/18
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card

9. Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons
c) Read a book where a character faces high odds
10/31
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

10. Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon
a) Read a book with a weapon on the cover
10/29
The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, #2) by Robert Jordan

11. Steal the golden apples of the Hesperides
c) Read a book of your choice
10/30
The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

12. Capture and bring back Cerberus
b) Read a book for one of the tasks mentioned above Read a book with a dog in the book
10/7
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


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