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message 1: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 625 comments Mod
There was no way we could incorporate all the things that such diverse readers we are say is our goal from year to year. We've done a 5 common ones so far in this challenge so for this last one, we are opening it up to you so if you've got a goal that wasn't any of the previous 5, you can do it here for Prompt 6.

If you don't have any particular idea for this Prompt, let us know in below thread, I'm sure that many of us will have some suggestions for you :)

Please note that this is the last Prompt for this challenge


message 3: by Tien (last edited Mar 07, 2021 01:51PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
DIY: Catching up on old* Review Books
*old means book has been published 4+ weeks by time of reading

Progress: 6,716 /15,000 pages as at 03/07/21

🗸 439p - Chasing the Shadows (Sentinels of the Galaxy #2) -Read 06/07
🗸 628p - The Butterfly Room -Read 06/21
🗸 480p - The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice #1) -Read 07/17
🗸 336p - Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever -Read 08/08
🗸 466p - Spinning Silver -Read 08/30
🗸 384p - The Word Exchange -Read 09/03
🗸 496p - Nottingham: A Novel (Nottingham #1) -Read 09/17
🗸 192p - Bent Not Broken: Ten Years of Creative Writing from Canterbury-Bankstown -Read 11/14
🗸 239p - The Diseased Ones (The Hollis Timewire Series #1) -Read 11/27
🗸 432p - The Two Lost Mountains (Jack West Jr #6) -Read 12/05
🗸 368p - Elsewhere -Read 12/15
🗸 560p - Hollow Empire (Poison War #2) -Read 12/31
🗸 544p - Defending the Galaxy (Sentinels of the Galaxy #3) -Read 01/03
🗸 432p - Elsa Goody, Bushranger -Read 01/20
🗸 400p - The Night Whistler -Read 02/24
🗸 320p - Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards #24) -Read 03/07/21


291p - Lapse (Clementine Jones #1)
406p - The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1)
416p - The Hidden Beach
424p - Eleanor's Secret
355p - Outside the Lines


message 4: by Dee (last edited Nov 05, 2020 12:14PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2587 comments 3821/12000

Review Copies I need to get caught up on
Gimme Some Sugar - received Feb 18, 2019 - finished - 9/4/20 - 304pgs
Seven Signs of Life: Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor - received Aug 24, 2019 - finished - 11/5/20 - 274pgs
Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton - received 12 Sep 2018 -

Books Picked for Me by Others
In a Field of Blue - picked for You Choose June in RW Bookclub (Unofficial) - Finished - 6/28/20 - 414pgs
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow - picked for You Choose June in RW Bookclub (Unofficial) - Finished - 7/12/20 - 493pgs
Dancing on the Inside - picked for You Choose August in RW Bookclub (Unofficial) - finished - 8/20/20 - 236pgs
Thirst - picked for You Choose August in RW Bookclub (Unofficial) - finished - 8/22/20 - 135pgs

passive book recommendations (books mentioned in other groups that are intriguing)
Long Way Down - finished - 8/28/20 - 306pgs

Books for non-PaS challenges that don't fit into other JRI prompts

hello sunshine monthly book picks
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home - finished - 9/20/20 - 339pgs
Such a Fun Age - finished - 7/28/20 - 310pgs
Furia - finished - 9/30/20 - 386pgs
You Should See Me in a Crown - Finished - 9/29/20 - 336pgs
His Only Wife - finished - 11/3/20 - 288pgs


message 5: by Elvenn (last edited Dec 31, 2020 01:29PM) (new)

Elvenn | 715 comments Prompt 6: DIY - 5 books ~ ~ ~ (5/5 read)

Well, in the spirit of the 25th of May* I've decided to go with books from the countries of my ancestors :)

- Aquí viven leones: Viaje a las guaridas de los grandes escritores [Here Live Lions: Travel to the Lairs of the Great Writers] by Fernando Savater
- Menfreya in the Morning by Victoria Holt
- Pista negra (Black Run) by Antonio Manzini
- My Own Affairs by Princess Louise of Belgium
- Cuentos completos (Hauff's Fairy Tales) by Wilhelm Hauff

* Our main patriotic holiday, the date when the Spanish Viceroy was deposed and replaced with our first independent government, 210 years ago.


message 6: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 791 comments I'd like to aim for reading new releases, but that might be difficult if libraries don't open soon. Another option for me is Australian writers. Might do both of that's OK


message 7: by Tien (last edited May 22, 2020 07:37PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
of course, Meg, you can have 2 goals, if you like. Do you read digitally? I find libraries collection of them, these days, are pretty good. You can even reserve 'coming soon' ones too!


message 8: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 791 comments Tien wrote: "of course, Meg, you can have 2 goals, if you like. Do you read digitally? I find libraries collection of them, these days, are pretty good. You can even reserve 'coming soon' ones too!"


Yes true. Although I prefer to read "good" books in paper, because I feel like I take more in that way, and save ebooks for lighter reads.


message 9: by Meg (last edited Sep 30, 2020 07:35PM) (new)

Meg (megscl) | 791 comments Prompt 6. Goal 5000 pages
Progress: 5029/5000

New-ish releases by Australian authors, women and Indigenous only:
The Animals in That Country - 288 - DONE
The Bass Rock - 368 - DONE
Blueberries: Essays Concerning Understanding - 256 - DONE
The Mothers - 384
Fauna -
Bruny - 424 - DONE
The Weekend - 272 - DONE
How to Grow a Family Tree - 336 - DONE
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling - 392 - DONE
Kokomo
Gulliver's Wife
Below Deck 296- DONE
Stone Sky Gold Mountain
On a Barbarous Coast -320- DONE
Ghost Bird
Terra Nullius -294 - DONE
The Dictionary of Lost Words 384 - DONE
The Yield 343 - DONE
The White Girl 272 - DONE
See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Violence - 416 - DONE
The Morbids - 368- DONE


message 10: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 603 comments Prompt 6: DYI
Goal: 10 books

Books on TBR only
(books have to have been on TBR prior to 6/1/2020)



message 11: by LynnB (last edited Jul 12, 2020 08:57PM) (new)

LynnB | 1643 comments Prompt 6: DIY
Goal 7 books

Books added to my To-Read list 2018 or before:

1. An Irish Country Practice, Patrick Taylor, 3 Jun 2020, added to TBR 2017
2. Sweetland, Michael Crummey, 5 Jun 2020, added to TBR 2015
3. The Marriage Lie, Kimberly Belle, 17 Jun 2020, added to TBR 2016
4. Everybody's Fool, Richard Russo, 22 Jun 2020, added to TBR 2016
5. If The Creek Don't Rise, Leah Weiss, 29 Jun 2020, added to TBR 2017
6. Valley of the Moon, Melanie Gideon, 10 July 2020, added to TBR 2016
7. A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Kline, 12 July 2020, added to TBR 2016


message 12: by Lusie (last edited Sep 15, 2020 10:31AM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Prompt 6: DIY

Read: 20 / 20 books

Review books
The House on Firefly Beach [4-jun-20] ★★★
The Dilemma [5-jul-20] ★★★★
The Secrets of Saffron Hall [16-jun-20] ★★★★
Somewhere in the Dark [12-jun-20] ★★
Summer at Hope Haven [9-aug-20] ★★★
You and Me [31-aug-20] ★★★
The Cul-de-Sac War [20-aug-20] ★★★
Truth, Lies, and Second Dates [7-sep-20] ★★
The Princess and the Rogue [21-aug-2020] ★★★
Flowers of Darkness [6-sep-20] ★★
Every Last Fear [9-sep-2020] ★★★★
Float Plan [4-sep-2020] ★★★★
The Little French Bridal Shop
Maggie Finds Her Muse [11-sep-2020] ★★★★

New Series (Started after April 1 )
Never Kiss a Duke (Hazards of Dukes #1) [13-jun-20] ★★★
When Strangers Marry (Vallerands #1) [17-jun-20] ★★
Only With Your Love (Vallerands #2) [17-jun-20] ★★★
When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr #2) [1-aug-20] ★★★
The Ugly Stepsister (Unfinished Fairy Tales, #1) [20-aug-20] ★★
Pretty Little Liars [2-sep-20] ★★
Falling Kingdoms [15-sep-2020] ★★

The House on Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale The Dilemma by B.A. Paris The Secrets of Saffron Hall by Clare Marchant Somewhere in the Dark by R.J. Jacobs Summer at Hope Haven (Dune Island #1) by Kristin Harper You and Me A gripping psychological thriller with twists you won’t see coming by Nicola Rayner The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson Truth, Lies, and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson The Princess and the Rogue (Bow Street Bachelors, #3) by Kate Bateman Flowers of Darkness by Tatiana de Rosnay
Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay Float Plan by Trish Doller The Little French Bridal Shop by Jennifer Dupee Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst Never Kiss a Duke (Hazards of Dukes, #1) by Megan Frampton When Strangers Marry (Vallerands, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Only With Your Love (Vallerands, #2) by Lisa Kleypas When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr, #2) by C.S. Harris The Ugly Stepsister (Unfinished Fairy Tales, #1) by Aya Ling Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan Rhodes


message 13: by Marina (last edited Oct 03, 2020 02:04AM) (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) | 1398 comments Prompt 6: DIY - 5,000 pages

Books from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list

Ragazzi di vita - 18/09/2020 - 246 p.
Riflessioni su Christa T. - 02/10/2020 - 235 p.

Total: 481/5,000


message 14: by Lusie (last edited May 23, 2020 01:51AM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Can you pick more than 1 goal for this challenge?

I'll have to think of this one.
- review books, I still have 5 or 6 to review
- new series, to help with the seriously serial challenge.
- read more detectives/thrillers because I want to read more books of that genre.


message 15: by Sandy (last edited Oct 27, 2020 02:38PM) (new)

Sandy | 166 comments Prompt 6: DIY - COMPLETED, posted in message 90 in Completed Tasks Thread
Goal - 10,000 pages
10,230/10,000

Netgalley books to read- 5932
The Lantern Men - 7/6/20. 384 pages
The Obsidian Tower - 7/7/20. 448 pages
Sea Change - 7/10/20. 192 pages.
Midwinter Murder: Fireside Tales from the Queen of Mystery - 7/11/20. 320 pages.
Attack Surface - 7/18/20. 384 pages.
Bronte's Mistress: A Novel - 7/21/20. 320 pages.
Vintage Crime: from the Crime Writers' Association - 7/27/20. 320 pages.
The Darkest Evening - 7/31/20. 336 pages.
The Orphan Collector - 8/5/20. 304 pages
Ink & Sigil - 8/7/20. 336 pages.
Providence - 8/9/20. 320 pages.
Robert B. Parker's Fool's Paradise - 9/19/20. 347 pages.
Three Perfect Liars: One Deadly Secret - 9/21/20. 400 pages.
Murder in Old Bombay - 10/3/20. 400 pages.
Still Life - 10/8/20. 448 pages.
And the Last Trump Shall Sound. 10/12/20. 257 pages.
The Kitchen Front: A Novel - 10/27/20. 416 pages.

Nonfiction politics and history - 4298
Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir - 6/30/20. 384 pages.
Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump - 7/7/20. 320 pages.
Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America - 8/2/20. 272 pages.
True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump - 8/18/20. 456 pages.
Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism - 8/23/20. 224 pages
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It - 9/2/20. 224 pages.
The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism - 9/7/20. 320 pages
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey - 9/13/20. 336 pages.
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man - 9/23/20. 236 pages.
Rage - 9/27/20. 475 pages.
To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders - 10/4/20. 208 pages.
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir - 10/18/20. 263 pages
The Witches Are Coming - 10/19/20. 260 pages.
How to Be an Antiracist - 10/26/20. 320 pages.


message 16: by Bea (last edited Jun 27, 2020 03:42AM) (new)

Bea | 4656 comments Mod
Prompt 6: DIY - Complete old games
Goal: 5 books


Found
Good Girl, Bad Girl

PnM: Settings (place)
Blind Descent - Read 6/5/20
Night Moves

Series 2019
The Second Chair
Bones Never Lie

These books will complete those old games but will also apply to Series 2020 and JRI


message 17: by Susan (last edited Oct 16, 2020 06:31AM) (new)

Susan | 3449 comments Mod
Prompt #6 - June: DIY

Please don't link this one. Link message #43 instead. I didn't realize I'd posted duplicates, but I know if I delete this it will mess up everyone's numbers.


message 18: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 24, 2020 04:28AM) (new)

Prompt 6: DIY
Goal: 10 Books per Prompt
Completed: 6/10


Book Prize Winners and/or Nominees

1. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Women's Prize for Fiction 2019)
Completed 27/06/2020
2. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Booker 2019)
Completed 22/06/2020
3. The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Booker International 2016)
Completed 27/06/2020
4. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee 2020)
Completed 17/08/2020
5. In the Distance by Hernan Diaz (Pulitzer Price for Fiction Nominee 2018)
Completed 19/11/2020
6. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (YA Book Prize Nominee 2016)
Completed 12/10/2020
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message 19: by Tawallah (last edited Jun 30, 2020 07:13PM) (new)

Tawallah | 138 comments Prompt 6- DIY
Read Caribbean Books
1/5

1. The Lesson- June 28
2.
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4.
5.


message 20: by Kristina Simon (last edited Oct 15, 2020 10:22AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments Prompt 6: DIY -- Finish Those Challenges!
Goal: 5,000 pages
Progress: 5,015/5,000 pages

1. Hard to come by Spell-It-Out letters
Xs, Zs, Us, Os, and for some reason Ns.... SO many Ns....
✔︎ Geekerella by Ashley Poston series name: Once Upon a Con (320 pages) Read: 7/3/20
✔︎ Dear Martin by Nic Stone author's name: Nic (210 pages) Read: 7/18/20
✔︎ All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney author's name: Nadine (415 pages) Read: 7/24/20
✔︎ Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire series name: October Daye (346 pages) Read: 8/2/20
✔︎ Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel author's name: Neuve (336 pages) Read: 8/6/20

2. Books for Team challenges
✔︎ The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux Wheelathon V (342 pages) Read: 6/19/20
✔︎ Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan Wheelathon V (384 pages) Read: 6/22/20
✔︎ The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery Wheelathon V (261 pages) Read: 7/21/20
✔︎ Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant Wheelathon V (440 pages) Read: 7/11/20

3. Finish the challenge, already! books
Challenges that only need 1-2 books for completion
✔︎ The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman Moving Mountains (306 pages) Read: 9/6/20
✔︎ Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald Moving Mountains (224 pages) Read: 10/12/20
✔︎ Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison Lost (416 pages) Read: 7/28/20
✔︎ The Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggs Lost (416 pages) Read: 8/19/20
✔︎ Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan 2019-2020 Sub-Genre Challenge (294 pages) Read: 6/8/20

4. Books that fit Bookopoly & Short Order Zombies challenges
✔︎ Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot SOZ (143 pages) Read: 6/7/20
✔︎ Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman SOZ (162 pages) Read: 7/14/20


message 21: by Rosemary (last edited Aug 11, 2020 12:07PM) (new)

Rosemary | 848 comments Prompt 6: DIY: Finish those challenges!
My goal: 3500 pages
FINISHED 11 August 2020

Read: 11 books, 3522 pages

1. Pick-a-Shelf Challenges (Lost, Moving Mountains)
The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones, 8 July 20, Lost - 272 pages
Never Mind the Bullocks by Vanessa Able, 19 July 20, Moving Mountains - 288 pages
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, 5 Aug 20, Moving Mountains - 434 pages

2. RiSi 40 Challenge
Julie, or the New Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 18 June 20, RiSi 40 - 428 pages
The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech, 4 July 20, RiSi 40 - 350 pages
The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox, 8 July 20, RiSi 40 - 420 pages
Gluttony by Francine Prose, 29 July 20, RiSi 40 - 108 pages

3. SFRC Challenges (North Pole, Spelling Bee)
The Mountain in My Shoe by Louise Beech, 2 June 20, Spelling Bee - 300 pages
Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by António R. Damásio, 5 June 20, North Pole - 368 pages
The Second Life of Amy Archer by R.S. Pateman, 26 July 20, North Pole - 432 pages
Death and the Penguinby Andrey Kurkov, 11 Aug 20 - 228 pages


message 22: by Judy (new)

Judy | 170 comments Prompt #6- DIY- 6 Books

I need to think about this one


message 23: by Amy (last edited Nov 30, 2020 11:41AM) (new)

Amy | 2144 comments Prompt 6 - DIY
Goal: 20 books - DONE!

Books on TBR that are not available on audio

✔1. We Came Here to Forget - Completed 8/22/20
✔2. Bodily Harm - Completed 8/30/20
✔3. Stolen Souls - Completed 7/17/20
✔4. The Kiss Thief - Completed 10/21/20
✔5. Out of the Dark - Completed 7/18/20
✔6. Close to Home - Completed 7/25/20
✔7. A Steep Price - Completed 8/12/20
✔8. The Voice Inside - Completed 6/15/20
✔9. The Crooked Street - Completed 7/11/20
✔10. Have You Seen Luis Velez? - Completed 7/28/20
✔11. Thief River Falls - Completed 8/26/20
✔12. The Rosie Result - Completed 7/6/20
✔13. A Better World - Completed 8/9/20
✔14. The Rules for Disappearing - Completed 7/31/20
✔15. A Cold Trail - Completed 8/19/20
✔16. Written in Fire - Completed 11/12/20
✔17. The Final Silence Completed 11/30/20
✔18. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - Completed 10/31/20

Reread an old favorite
✔19. Water for Elephants - Completed 8/28/20

Missed one in a series
✔20. Haunted - Completed 8/29/20


message 24: by Coralie (last edited Sep 30, 2020 02:51AM) (new)

Coralie | 1606 comments Prompt 6 DIY

Translated works
The Little Buddhist Monk completed June 17
Maigret and the Burglar's Wife completed June 28
Kingyo Used Books, Vol. 3 completed July 3
The Memory Police completed July 19
All Our Worldly Goods completed July 30
Peter Schlemihl completed August 29
The Doll completed September 9
La Place de l’Étoile completed September 11
The Man in the Yellow Doublet completed September 13
To the End of the Land completed September 24
The Pastoral Symphony completed September 24

New-to-me Authors
Gideon the Ninth completed June 12
Bannerless completed June 18
Warchild completed July 9
Incognita completed July 11
The Translator completed July 25
This Is Shyness completed August 15
Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange completed September 5
A Month of Sundays completed September 6
Before the Coffee Gets Cold completed September 12
Solar Federation completed September 20

21/30


message 25: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "I see Lynn called it "DIY," which I interpret as "Do it Yourself." Is that what you mean, Tien?"

omg, so sorry, I was too distracted yesterday to notice my typo :/

Fixed it!


message 26: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Lusie wrote: "Can you pick more than 1 goal for this challenge?"

Yes


message 27: by Jayme (last edited Nov 21, 2020 04:15PM) (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 1042 comments Prompt 6
Books I own tbr
Total pages 5042/5,000
1)Alanna: The First Adventure
Completed 06/9/20
2)In the Hand of the Goddess
Completed 06/11/20
3)Lioness Rampant
Completed 06/22/20
4) Cross Country
Completed 05/28/20
5)The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Completed 06/14/20
6) One for the Money
Completed 06/6/20
7) The Matchmaker
Completed 06/3/20
8) Magic's Pawn
Completed 06/28/20
9)The Oathbound
Completed 07/3/20
Magic's Promise
Completed 07/3/20
12)Oathbreakers
Completed 07/10/20
13) Oathblood
14)Magic's Price
Completed 08/4/20
15) Arrows of the Queen
16) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Completed 10/9/20
17) The Case of the Spellbound Child
Completed 10/17/20
18) Cloaked Completed 11/21/20


message 28: by Joanna (last edited Oct 12, 2020 01:23PM) (new)

Joanna (walker) | 468 comments Prompt #6: DIY (Crossover with other challenges)

Goal: 5206/5000pp - Completed 10/12/20

Lost 2020:
Peace Like a River - 312pp - 7/15/20
The Abstinence Teacher - 415pp

Moving Mountains 2020:
Lisey's Story - 513pp
Little Voices - 325pp - 8/7/20
The Tattoo Artist - 207pp - 7/21/20
The Dressmaker's Gift - 286pp - 6/21/20

Bookopoly:
South of the Border, West of the Sun - 190pp - 6/3/20
Thunderhead - 504pp - 6/11/20
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist - 240pp - 6/19/20
Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago - 160pp - 6/23/20
Foundation - 255pp - 8/3/20
Monday's Not Coming - 448pp - 8/18/20
Red at the Bone - 196pp - 10/4/20
Outlander - 850pp - 10/4/20
How to Be an Antiracist - 305pp - 10/12/20


message 29: by Ashley (last edited Oct 26, 2020 06:48PM) (new)

Ashley | 233 comments Prompt #6: DIY (Finish other challenges)
Finished: 9/10 books

Lost 2020
Eve - 6/26/2020
Incarnate - 6/30/2020
Seraphina - 8/2/2020
Red Queen - 8/15/2020
Halo - 9/11/2020
Renegade - 10/24/2020

Moving Mountain 2020
Over Sea, Under Stone - 8/24/2020
Left Behind - 10/2/2020
Greenwitch - 10/26/2020


message 30: by Nat (last edited Dec 27, 2020 12:46PM) (new)

Nat | 88 comments Goal: 6000 pages

Done!!

Books From Lists:

1. Newbery Medal Winner Books
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (387 pgs) 5/29
Missing May (89 pgs) 6/2
The Higher Power of Lucky (144 pgs) 9/6
Jacob Have I Loved (244 pgs) 11/24
A Single Shard (192 pgs) 10/7
Caddie Woodlawn (288 pgs) 11/28
The Midwife's Apprentice (128 pgs) 10/23
Bud, Not Buddy (243 pgs) 12/4

2. Novels mentioned in Among Others by Jo Walton
Breakfast of Champions (303 pgs) 12/26
Childhood's End (224 pgs) 11/28
Dragonflight (299 pgs) 9/19
The Left Hand of Darkness (304 pgs) 9/10

3. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Winners
The Thief (280 pgs) 10/17
Redemption in Indigo (188 pgs) 11/29
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (442 pgs) 10/16

4. Hugo 2020 Eligible Novels
A Memory Called Empire (462 pgs) 11/9
This Is How You Lose the Time War (209 pgs) 8/5
Gideon the Ninth (448 pgs) 10/18
The Starless Sea (498 pgs) 9/2
The Dragon Republic (658 pgs) 12/13

Completed: 6030/6030


message 31: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent My DIY choice ~ On my To Read shelf for more than a year.

I have about a thousand of those, so ten should be a piece of cake, no?


message 32: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments ♞ Pat wrote: "My DIY choice ~ On my To Read shelf for more than a year.

I have about a thousand of those, so ten should be a piece of cake, no?"


LOL. That's what *I* always tell myself, too..... and, then, oh-look-shiny!!


message 33: by ♞ Pat (last edited May 31, 2020 04:13PM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent Kristina Simon wrote: "That's what *I* always tell myself, too..... and, then, oh-look-shiny!........"

LOL

I work at one of the Oklahoma City branch libraries. Every new book we get across my desk, it takes all the self control I can muster to not check it out to myself first!

At least I don't have to buy books - I have an endless supply of them! And I don't have to find shelf space for them either!


message 34: by Stacey (last edited Dec 21, 2020 05:00PM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 280 comments Prompt 6 -- DIY
Goal: 5000 pages
Read: p. 2295

New To Me Authors

Fragile 7/21/20 336p.
Act Like It 8/6/20 295p.
Captain 8/7/20 360p
Cookies and Scream 11/28/20 224 p.
The Last Wish 11/30/20 360p.
Open Season 12/14/20 352p.
Livia Lone 12/20/20 368p


message 35: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3113 comments Kristina Simon wrote: "♞ Pat wrote: "My DIY choice ~ On my To Read shelf for more than a year.

I have about a thousand of those, so ten should be a piece of cake, no?"

LOL. That's what *I* always tell myself, too........"


LOL I know the feeling!


message 36: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 1198 comments Oh boy. Lot's of my challenges this year (not just here in PaS) focus on digging from the bottom of my TBR. So it only makes sense that I'd help myself out here, right... but I also have lots of series that have been abandoned in the middle. Some of these are from way at the bottom but not all of them. Here we go...

Abandoned series books - next in series (not last) with 12+ months since previous book read.

What does it say that I can more than fill my 10 spots with poor abandoned series books?


message 37: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 724 comments LaurLa wrote: "What does it say that I can more than fill my 10 spots with poor abandoned series books?."

I think it says you're in good company! LOL


message 39: by Ellis (last edited Aug 30, 2020 01:38PM) (new)

Ellis (phlamboyant) | 97 comments Goal: 5 books

Commentary: Going for that TBR list. And hoping to seriously weed it along the way. I am taking a machete to that darn thing.

1. The Murders of Molly Southbourne
2. Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad
3. The Complete Persepolis
4. Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout
5. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Finishes:
The Murders of Molly Southbourne (Molly Southbourne, #1) by Tade Thompson 6/21 Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Confessions of a Gay Dad by Dan Bucatinsky 6/23 The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4) by Marjane Satrapi 7/28 Tranny Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace 8/13 White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo 8/30


message 40: by LaurLa (last edited Dec 17, 2020 08:30PM) (new)

LaurLa | 1198 comments Just Read It! (2020)
January - December 2020

Prompt #6: DIY

Prompt Goal: 10 books | Total Read: 10

June Prompt (msg 40)

Abandoned series books ~ next in series (not last) with 12+ months since previous book read

Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Deadly Intent (Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce, #4) by Misty Evans Peachy Flippin' Keen (Southern Eclectic, #1.5) by Molly Harper Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink, #4) by Laura Kaye Serpent's Kiss (Elder Races, #3) by Thea Harrison Sugar Rush (Friend-Zoned, #3) by Belle Aurora Bloody Mary (Jack Daniels Mystery, #2) by J.A. Konrath Wild Hunger (The Phoenix Pack, #7) by Suzanne Wright Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal (Sydney Dovedale, #3) by Jayne Fresina Ryker (Cold Fury Hockey, #4) by Sawyer Bennett

✔🍬Blades of the Rose ~ Rebel ~ 10.28 ★★★★
✔🍬SCVC Taskforce ~ Deadly Intent ~ 08.17 ★★★★
✔🍬Southern Electric ~ Peachy Flippin' Keen ~ 06.01 ★★★
✔🍬Hard Ink ~ Hard to Let Go ~ 12.01 ★★★★
✔🍬Elder Races ~ Serpent's Kiss ~ 07.25 ★★★★
✔🍬Friend-Zoned ~ Sugar Rush ~ 10.21 ★★★★
✔🍬Jack Daniels ~ Bloody Mary ~ 06.09 ★★★
✔🍬Phoenix Pack ~ Wild Hunger ~ 09.09 ★★★★
✔🍬Sydney Dovedale ~ Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts with Scandal ~ 11.22 ★★★★
✔🍬Cold Fury Hockey ~ Ryker ~ 11.21 ★★★★


message 41: by Christina (new)

Christina Byrne (cmbyrne87) | 160 comments Prompt 6: DIY
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message 42: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 147 comments Goal: 5 books (TBD)

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message 43: by Susan (last edited Oct 16, 2020 06:35AM) (new)

Susan | 3449 comments Mod
Prompt #6 - June: DIY

non-fiction and/or dealing with issues of social justice (e.g., racism, refugees)

Goal: 10 books

✔1 Run - fin 7/16
✔2 Dear Martin - fin 7/18
✔3 Turning Angel, 672 pages - fin 7/23
✔4 Anti-Racism - fin 7/31
✔5 Red at the Bone - fin 8/8
✔6 The Rule of Saint Benedict - fin 8/20
✔7 Our Wayward Fate - fin 8/22
✔8 Stamped - fin 9/8
✔8 Stamped - fin 9/8
✔9 Tears We Cannot Stop - fin 9/28
✔10 Little Bee - fin 10/10

COMPLETED 10/10


message 44: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3449 comments Mod
I've just realized I posted my entry for this twice, and neither of them has been linked yet. Please link message #43. I've edited message 17 so there should be no confusion, but I know deleting it wouldn't be a good idea.


message 45: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
I'm so sorry, Susan... a team challenge is running my life atm. Thankfully, only 2.5 weeks to go and then I can move on lol


message 46: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3449 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "I'm so sorry, Susan... a team challenge is running my life atm. Thankfully, only 2.5 weeks to go and then I can move on lol"

No problem, Tien. And no rush. I'm obviously the one who messed up in the first place, and am just trying to fix my error.


message 47: by Abbie (last edited Dec 03, 2020 05:08AM) (new)


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