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message 1: by oshizu, Challenges (last edited Jun 25, 2020 07:57AM) (new)

oshizu | 5089 comments TURN ON, TUNE IN, SPACE OUT!
Duration: 1 July - 31 July, 2020



Have you been feeling just a little out of sorts lately?
Work-related pressures? Housework piling up a bit?
Now's your chance to take a breather and visit other realities.

For this challenge, read any fantasy or science fiction novel that takes place either on a different planet/world or in outer space.
Non-fiction books about the solar system also qualify, if that's your delight.

If you are new to the group or the group's challenges, check out the Yearly, Quarterly, Monthly Challenges - Start Here thread for more information.

To come space out with us, simply let the challenge leader know how many books you plan to read during the month of July.
Join the fun! Do or do not. There is no try...

Sunny will be leading this challenge. Thank you very much!


message 2: by Sunny (last edited Aug 06, 2020 12:44PM) (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Welcome to the place where you can really get away from it all by spacing out in whatever other reality you desire.

To have your space-out updated on the participants list, please post an update comment. Be sure to include both your original message number and progress:

Example: Updated msg #10: 2/8

If you decide to drop out of the challenge, please don’t delete your original sign-up post. Just update and let me know. Thanks!

I will post updates on Weds and Saturdays.

Launch Pad
Celine Msg #18 0/7
Rebecca Msg #13 0/4
Sara Msg #39 0/3
Suzanne Msg #6 0/1

🌠In the Twilight🌠
Jamie Msg #66 1/3
Lynn Msg #16 3/5
Trisha Msg #24 1/4

🌊Splashdown🌊
Alaina Msg #95 25/25
Alison Msg #21 5/5
Carmen Msg #6 10/10
Kelly Msg #32 2/2
Margie Msg #8 2/2
Megan Msg #14 2/2
Nathalia Msg #129 2/2
Nicole Msg #25 2/2
Oshizu Msg #4 10/10
Patti Msg #35 2/2
Regina Msg #29 2/2
Ruth Msg #26 5/5
Sara Msg #15 10/10
Sarah Msg #38 10/10
SaraKat Msg #20 2/2
Sunny Msg #3 8/4
TerryJane Msg #23 3/3


message 3: by Sunny (last edited Jul 29, 2020 11:11AM) (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Progress: 8/4

Science Fiction
🚩The Maze Runner
🚩Uncharted Territory
🚩Remake
🚩Light Raid


message 4: by oshizu, Challenges (last edited Jul 23, 2020 09:37AM) (new)

oshizu | 5089 comments Please sign me up for 10 books, Sunny!
And thank you for letting us know when you update our progress!

Progress: 10/10

✔️1. Scifi: Dead Astronauts
✔️2. Scif (dystopiani: Empty Hearts (#wit)
✔️3. Fantasy (high fantasy): Edgedancer
✔️4. Scifi (space opera): Revenant Gun
✔️5. Fantasy: The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and Other Stories (includes ghosts and vampires)
✔️6. Fantasy (urban fantasy): Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye
✔️7. Scifi: Artemis
✔️8. Scifi: The Emissary (#wit)
✔️9. Scifi: Exit Strategy
✔️10. Fantasy: The Heart of the Circle (#wit)

(My planning post)


message 5: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Welcome oshizu!


message 6: by Carmen (last edited Jul 16, 2020 03:43PM) (new)


message 7: by oshizu, Challenges (new)

oshizu | 5089 comments Sunny, you're not counting Maze Runner for this challenge? :D


message 8: by Margie (last edited Jul 31, 2020 10:53AM) (new)

Margie | 693 comments Please sign me up for 2. Thanks!

Progress: 2/2

Read:
1. Binti: The Complete Trilogy
2. The Dispossessed


message 9: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments oshizu wrote: "Sunny, you're not counting Maze Runner for this challenge? :D"

Good grief! I hadn't even thought about it! I've been so busy racking my brains for books for the challenges ... my connectors aren't working none too good :D To be honest here, I was trying to remember where I had even mentioned about reading Maze Runner!!!

Going to add it now for this one, too.


message 10: by oshizu, Challenges (new)

oshizu | 5089 comments Sunny wrote: "To be honest here, I was trying to remember where I had even mentioned about reading Maze Runner!!!"

Haha, sorry but I noticed you'd listed it for your Solar System challenge.


message 11: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Welcome Margie & Carmen!


message 12: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments oshizu wrote: "Sunny wrote: "To be honest here, I was trying to remember where I had even mentioned about reading Maze Runner!!!"

Haha, sorry but I noticed you'd listed it for your Solar System challenge."


Glad you noticed :D It might have been next year before I had! LOL


message 13: by Rebecca (last edited Jul 14, 2020 09:38AM) (new)

Rebecca Ray | 494 comments Sign me up for 4. I haven't went through my book shelf yet, so I don't know what I'm reading. I'll have that figured out soon.

Progress: 0/4

Fantasy:
1. Girl, Serpent, Thorn
2. The Gunslinger

Science-Fiction:
1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2.The Restaurant at the End of the Universe


message 14: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Jul 23, 2020 05:06PM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6436 comments I’m in for 2

1. A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner - completed
2. Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik - completed

2/2 - challenge completed!


message 15: by Sara (last edited Jul 31, 2020 09:36PM) (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 259 comments Oh, nice! I mostly read sci-fi/fantasy so this will be fun! I'll sign up for 10.

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 16: by Lynn (last edited Aug 01, 2020 10:27PM) (new)

Lynn (book_music_lvr) | 1514 comments TURN ON, TUNE IN, SPACE OUT!
Duration: 1 July - 31 July, 2020


3/5 as of July 28
I almost only committed to reading 3 books, but then thought I could read 5!
I could only manage 3! :)

For this challenge, read any fantasy or science fiction novel that takes place either on a different planet/world or in outer space.
Non-fiction books about the solar system also qualify, if that's your delight.

All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells
July 7--5/5 stars
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
July 12--5/5 stars
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
July 28--5/5 stars
The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut #2)
The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3)
Home
The Night Masquerade


message 17: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments After looking over my reading schedule and list, I decided I could get in a few more here and made my way up to 7 books.

Welcome Rebecca, Megan, Sara & Lynn!


message 18: by Celine (last edited Jul 16, 2020 05:30PM) (new)

Celine (catsy2008) | 172 comments I'd like to join this challenge. I'm planning on reading 7 books.

2/7

Part of the Australian "Freedom at Last" challenge:
Spelling "CAFES"
Circe
The Last Wish
Eifelheim
An Echo of Things to Come
The Secret of Crickley Hall
(Using the title of the book and or the author name lol)

And then maybe:
The Priory of the Orange Tree as a buddy read with my friend.
The Fifth Season for myself.


message 19: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Welcome Celine!


message 20: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (last edited Jul 17, 2020 11:04AM) (new)


message 21: by Alison (last edited Jul 24, 2020 04:16PM) (new)

Alison | 846 comments Please sign me up for 5 books!

5/5 books read...as of 7/24/2020
For this challenge, read any fantasy or science fiction novel that takes place either on a different planet/world or in outer space.
Non-fiction books about the solar system also qualify, if that's your delight.

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Kingdom of Ash
Catching Fire
Angelfall...a post apocalyptic read involving angels set in the area around San Francisco
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet


message 22: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 195 comments 2020 Reading Challenge
July - Turn On, Turn In, Space Out
Duration:
1 July - 31 July, 2020

Progress: 0 out of 1

Have you been feeling just a little out of sorts lately?
Work-related pressures? Housework piling up a bit?
Now's your chance to take a breather and visit other realities.

For this challenge, read any fantasy or science fiction novel that takes place either on a different planet/world or in outer space.
Non-fiction books about the solar system also qualify, if that's your delight.

To come space out with us, simply let the challenge leader know how many books you plan to read during the month of July.
Join the fun! Do or do not. There is no try...

Sunny will be leading this challenge. Thank you very much!



message 23: by TerryJane, Challenges (last edited Jul 31, 2020 09:02PM) (new)

TerryJane | 1152 comments TURN ON, TUNE IN, SPACE OUT! - Monthly Challenge
Duration: July 1-31, 2020
Progress: 3/3 -- COMPLETE


For this challenge, read any fantasy or science fiction novel that takes place either on a different planet/world or in outer space.
Non-fiction books about the solar system also qualify, if that's your delight.

🌌 Foundation
🌌 Foundation and Empire
🌌 How We'll Live on Mars


message 24: by Trisha, Buddy Reads (last edited Jul 02, 2020 09:35PM) (new)

Trisha (trishabisen) | 2005 comments Hi Sunny, please sign me up for 4 books. Thank you! :)

Progress: 1/4.

Fantasy:
Library of Souls

Science-Fiction:
The Strange Bird: A Borne Story ✔️
Dead Astronauts
Artemis
Recursion


message 25: by Nicole (last edited Jul 31, 2020 01:26AM) (new)


message 26: by Tresdivas (last edited Jul 28, 2020 05:58AM) (new)


message 27: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Updated #3

1/7


message 28: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Updated thru Msg #26

It's July 1st -- in case you hadn't noticed!

Welcome Sarakat, Alison, Suzanne, TerryJane, Trisha, Nicole, and Ruth!

Hope all of my space-out buddies have fun retreating into other realities!


message 29: by Regina (last edited Jul 17, 2020 02:47PM) (new)

Regina Lemoine | 482 comments I wasn't going to sign up for this one because I'm not a big Sci-fi reader, but I'll try for 2.

Progress: 2/2
All Systems Red
Artificial Condition


message 30: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Regina wrote: "I wasn't going to sign up for this one because I'm not a big Sci-fi reader, but I'll try for 2.

Progress: 0/2"


Regina, you can read fantasy rather than sci-fi. Either one is acceptable.


message 31: by Trisha, Buddy Reads (last edited Jul 02, 2020 09:37PM) (new)

Trisha (trishabisen) | 2005 comments Updated msg#24: 1/4.


message 32: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 559 comments COVID has totally wrecked my attention span and reading. I need to get back on track! Sign me up for 2 books please!


message 33: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Welcome Regina and Kelly!

Thus far we have:

18 readers signed-up
83 books pledged
2 of us are off the launch pad.

I have updated through Ms #32. My next update will be Sunday evening rather than tomorrow due to the 4th of July.

Everyone have a safe weekend!
Happy reading!


message 34: by Carmen (new)

Carmen | 4124 comments Update to message #6

PROGRESS: 1/10

FANTASY:
Snow, Glass, Apples


message 35: by Patti (last edited Jul 20, 2020 10:23PM) (new)

Patti (mamadaughterbookclub) | 28 comments Hi Sunny - Please sign me up for 2 books.

Progress: 2/2

Fantasy:
Stealing Thunder

Science Fiction:
The Grace Year


message 36: by Carmen (last edited Jul 06, 2020 03:29AM) (new)

Carmen | 4124 comments Update to message #6

PROGRESS: 2/10🚀

NONFICTION:
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


message 37: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Welcome Patti!

I've updated thru Msg #36

We now have 19 signed up.

3 of us have launched.

Books read: 4/85

Next update will be Weds.


message 38: by Sarah (last edited Jul 28, 2020 05:56AM) (new)

Sarah (misssummerrain) | 717 comments Sign me up for 10

10/10-COMPLETED

Fantasy:
✅1)Fairy Godmothers, Inc.(12/7/20)
✅2)The Ugly Stepsister(20/7/20)
✅3)The Sorceress(28/7/20)
✅4)Switching Hour(8/7/20)
✅5)What She Inherits(27/7/20)

Science-Fiction:
✅1)Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer(9/7/20)
✅2)Negation Force(6/7/20)
✅3)London(5/7/20)
✅4)Wasteland(6/7/20)
✅5)Transmission(5/7/20)


message 39: by Sara (new)

Sara Carvajal (sarajoha) Hi! :) sign me up with 3 books please!

Progress 0/3

Fantasy:
A court of thorns and roses

Science Fiction
Ubik
The Giver


message 40: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (misssummerrain) | 717 comments Message 38 Updated

2/10


message 41: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Woods (nicole_woods65) | 909 comments Oh, quick question! Can we use comics/manga/graphic novels for this challenge? Might have a few on my shelf that I still need to read lol.


message 42: by Carmen (new)

Carmen | 4124 comments Update to message #6

PROGRESS: 3/10🚀

SCIENCE FICTION:
Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers


message 43: by Alison (new)

Alison | 846 comments update to message #21

1/5 books read

Angelfall..the start of a trilogy about a post apocalyptic world involving Angels :)


message 44: by Carmen (last edited Jul 08, 2020 04:31AM) (new)

Carmen | 4124 comments Update to message #6

PROGRESS: 5/10🚀

FANTASY:
Prince Caspian
Dealing with Dragons


message 45: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Nicole wrote: "Oh, quick question! Can we use comics/manga/graphic novels for this challenge? Might have a few on my shelf that I still need to read lol."

If it's listed here at Goodreads you may use it in the challenge.


message 46: by Sunny (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Updated #3
2/7


message 47: by Sunny (last edited Jul 08, 2020 12:55PM) (new)

Sunny | 1378 comments Welcome Sarah & Sara!

I've updated thru Msg #44

We now have 21 signed up.

5 of us have launched.

Books read: 13/98

Next update will be Sat.


message 48: by oshizu, Challenges (new)

oshizu | 5089 comments Updated msg 4

I've left the launch pad, Houston!

1. Scifi: Dead Astronauts

Progress: 1/10


message 49: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (book_music_lvr) | 1514 comments Update to message #16:
1/5 as of July 7!


message 50: by Sara (new)

Sara Hollingsworth | 259 comments Update to message #15

We have lift off! 1/10 as of today.

Thought it fitting to read a book set on Mars for the first book in this challenge.


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