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message 1: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (last edited Sep 11, 2020 12:33PM) (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
Once you’ve completed enough prompts to get 2000 points, please post the details here and we will confirm your entry to the draw.

Individual Tracking and Discussion
Individual Challenge Main Page

Reminders of rules:

1. Books have to be >100 pages long. Graphic novels need to be >200 pages long. For audiobooks, check the length of the printed version.
2. No picture books.
3. You have to read it between September 12 and September 20. If you started it before then, you must have at least 100 pages left to go.
4. You can only earn 1 entry.
5. You need at least 2000 points to enter.
6. Books can only be used for 1 square, and each square can only be used once.

Things that make your mods' lives easier:

1. Please say which prompt you are using for each book.
2. Please include a Goodreads link to the book and author. To add a link to the book click on “add book/author” above the comment field. This can be done using a browser, but not the Goodreads app.
3. If it’s not obvious, please say how the book meets the task requirements - for example, you may need to tell us that the main character visits her local library, since that might not make the book summary.
4. If you’ve chosen a task that relates to the book cover, please include the cover in your post (sometimes Goodreads defaults to an edition of the book with a different cover so this will make sure we can see the right cover).
5. If we have any questions about how a book you read fulfills the prompt then we’ll reply to your post asking you to explain it for us, so please do check back after posting. We’re a pretty relaxed group so this is just to make sure everyone has an equal chance to earn draw entries. :-)
6. Please post here only once you have completed your entry; we tend to miss stuff if you edit your post as you go. If you’re looking for a place to keep track of what prompts you’re working on, check out this thread.
7. Please give a last initial with your name because sometimes other people also have that name.

Example entry:

Chester T.

600 - published more than 5 yrs ago This House Is Haunted
800 - mountains on the cover Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
400 - L I and T in the title The Guest List
200 - author’s last name starts with W Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures by Robert K. Wittman

Please note that while Chester Tester’s entry equals exactly 2000 points, yours does not have to do that. Chester just really likes round numbers


message 2: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (last edited Sep 21, 2020 10:59AM) (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
List of confirmed raffle entries:

Last updated: 1p CST, 9/21

Aimee
Alicia
Amy
Angie S
Chelsea
Chrissy J.
Ellie
Emily
Hilde
Irene
Jackie M
Jax
Jill W.
Jillian H
Karissa
Kat
Kathy
Katie
Kendra
Kim
Kristina G
Laural
Meghan
Nancy
Pam S.
Rachel
Robin P
Roxana S.
Sara S
Sarah
Serendipity
Steven
Sue
Suzanne
Trish


message 3: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Kristick | 645 comments I think you have the wrong dates - June 1 to August 31 is past.


message 4: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
Laurel wrote: "I think you have the wrong dates - June 1 to August 31 is past."

Dang it! I thought I'd caught them all.


message 5: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (new)

Robin P | 1896 comments Mod
There's one more on the FAQ page, the answer should say "fall"

Q: Can a book be used for more than one fall challenge prompt?
A: Each book can only be used for one prompt in the summer challenge.


message 6: by Kim (new)

Kim (kmyers) | 511 comments 1000 - It'll take some time to read all of this author's works - there's more than 15 books! - The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain - Finished 9/12/2020
1000 - Since 2009 the Goodreads Choice Awards has been introducing readers to new books, like this nominee - Another Brooklyn (Fiction 2016) by Jacqueline Woodson Finished 9/13/2020


message 7: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Message 6 - Kim, confirmed by Mod :-)


message 8: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (last edited Sep 13, 2020 01:26PM) (new)

Robin P | 1896 comments Mod
1000 -Blind Justice character interfaces with justice system - Narrator is assistant to a judge - finished Sep 12
1000 - Plan for the Worst - latest installment in a series that isn’t finished - finished Sep 12

Turned out that the 2 books where I had only a little over 100 pages each to finish matched high-point categories. I had started these books before the categories were even announced!


message 9: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Robin P wrote: "1000 -Blind Justice character interfaces with justice system - Narrator is assistant to a judge - finished Sep 12
1000 - Plan for the Worst - latest installment in a s..."


Well that worked out in your favor!! Hope you enjoyed the books :-)

Message 8- Robin, confirmed by mod :-)


message 10: by Chelsey (last edited Sep 14, 2020 02:15AM) (new)

Chelsey Keathley-Jones (keathleyc) | 234 comments 1000 - It'll take some time to read all of this author's works - there's more than 15 books! - The Round House

800 - You should visit a library, like the main character of this book does - To Have and to Hoax

400- Read an author you have never read before. - The Sword in the Stone


message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue S | 363 comments 1000 - It'll take some time to read all of this author's works - there's more than 15 books! Akin by Emma Donoghue

1000 - At over 450 pages, this hefty tome should give your arms a good workout too: The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones (my version actually has 453 pages).


message 12: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Confirmed through post 11


message 13: by Kendra (last edited Sep 20, 2020 06:30PM) (new)

Kendra | 994 comments 600 - You will find only words on the cover of this book
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

600 - Find a new flame in this book published in the last 3 years
The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine - Published in 2019

600 - Like Wilde, this author is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

600 - Dig through the backlog to find this book published more than 5 years ago
Things My Son Needs to Know about the World by Fredrik Backman (Originally published in 2012)

1000 - It'll take some time to read all of this author's works - there's more than 15 books!
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

800 - You'll see the light...source on the cover of this book
The Strange Case of Dr. Couney How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies by Dawn Raffel The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies by Dawn Raffel

1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones

400 - Medieval scribes often included curses to deter thieves, like the theft in this book
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

800 - Born in 1854 and dying in 1900, Oscar Wilde's lifetime is also the setting of this book
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury

1000 - The series isn't finished yet, but that won't stop you from enjoying this installment
The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis

400 - This title starts with a letter in Devta, which is currently the longest novel with 11,206,310 words.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Total: 7800


message 14: by Serendipity (new)

Serendipity | 441 comments 600 - Author a member of LGBTIQA+ communtity The Death of Vivek Oji

200 Author's last name starts with W Don't Look for Me

400 - LIT i title - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

1000 - over 450 pages Mr Rochester


message 15: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (fancynancyt) | 1028 comments 600 - Find a new flame in this book published in the last 3 years - The Grammarians (published in 2019)

600 - This is a debut novel, and it's about time you started on it - The Death of Bees

1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life - The Thinnest Air (a woman goes missing and her sister works with a detective to find her, I hope this counts!)


message 16: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Kristick | 645 comments 200 - Although it's a myth that he was paid by the word, its true that Charles Dickens' name contains this author's initials
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, #5) by Dorothy L. Sayers Dorothy L. Sayers has a D, L and S
1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life
The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea Involves criminal profiling and a detective handling a cold case
600 - This is a debut novel, and it's about time you started on it
It Is Wood, It Is Stone by Gabriella Burnham First book by author
1000 - Since 2009 the Goodreads Choice Awards has been introducing readers to new books, like this nominee
Educated by Tara Westover 2019 winner in Memoir/Autobiography


message 17: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Confirmed through message 16


message 18: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 3002 commentsChecked Out
1000 - Since 2009 the Goodreads Choice Awards has been introducing readers to new books, like this nominee
All Systems Red by Martha Wells 2017 Goodreads Award nominee (science fiction, 144 pgs)

Talk Wordy to Me
1000 - At over 450 pages, this hefty tome should give your arms a good workout too.
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (564 pages total. read 141 pgs during readathon)


message 19: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments The Good Lord Bird by James McBride 800 points - Wilde Things: set during Wilde's life 1854-1900 (The book is about Brown's raid on Harper Ferry which happened in 1859)

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams 600 points - These Books Are Lit: published in last 3 years (published in 2019)

Looking for Alaska by John Green 1000 points - These Books Are Lit: over 300k ratings on GR (it has over a million ratings)


message 20: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2326 comments The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman - 800 Points
Checked Out: - You should visit a library, like the main character of this book does

An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo - 400 points
Talk Wordy To Me: This title starts with a letter in Devta, which is currently the longest novel with 11,206,310 words.

The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan - 1000 points
No Shelf Control: It'll take some time to read all of this author's works - there's more than 15 books!


message 21: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
checked through post 20


message 22: by Alicia (last edited Sep 15, 2020 09:34PM) (new)

Alicia Luchetti | 731 comments 1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life: Tana French'sFaithful Place - finished September 13th
1000 - Author has written more than 15 books: Stephen King's 11/22/63 - finished September 15th


message 23: by Trish (last edited Sep 16, 2020 05:24AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 505 comments Trish H

I think I can claim a raffle entry: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

From the These Books Are LIT column

200 - Red, orange, and yellow on the cover
Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews
400 - L, I, and T are definitely in its title
A Night in the Lonesome October
600 - Published in the last 3 years
Finding Courage (published 2018)
800 - Light source on the cover
Murder on Mulberry Bend (Gaslight Mystery, #5) by Victoria Thompson


message 24: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
Checked through post 23


message 25: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Jackie you beat me to it by 27 minutes today :-)


message 26: by Jill (last edited Sep 16, 2020 06:03PM) (new)

Jill | 593 comments Jill W.

These Books Are LIT
600 - Find a new flame in this book published in the last 3 years: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Wilde Things
1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore (girls end up in court in order to try to get money to help with medical expenses)

Checked Out
600 - This is a debut novel, and it's about time you started on it - The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

2200 points


message 27: by Roxana (new)

Roxana (luminate) | 418 comments Roxana S.

800 - Born in 1854 and dying in 1900, Oscar Wilde's lifetime is also the setting of this book: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (set in 1893)

1000 - At over 450 pages, this hefty tome should give your arms a good workout too: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (paperback is 1006 pages, I started the audiobook before this week and was at 18/33 hours when the readathon began)

400 - Medieval scribes often included curses to deter thieves, like the theft in this book: Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu (protagonist has a diamond earring stolen)


message 28: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2568 comments Pam S

400 (LIT) LIT in title: The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories by Simon Van Booy

600 (NO SHELF CONTROL) Pub more than 5 years ago: Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes

1000 (NO SHELF CONTROL) Author has more than 15 books: The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich


message 29: by Kat (new)

Kat | 298 comments 1000 Checked out- Since 2009 the Goodreads Choice Awards has been introducing readers to new books likr this nominee The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 3: Hotel Oblivion (2019 graphic novel nominee) 216 pages

800 Talk wordy to me- While its no contender for the Guinness World Record this 7+ word title is plenty long Dark History of the Kings and Queens of England

1000 No shelf control- It'll take some time to read all of this authors works there are over 15 A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

1000 Cliffhangers- The series isn't finished yet but that won't stop you from enjoying this installment Hell Bay first in a detective series and the fourth is due later this year.


message 30: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Checked through post #29


message 31: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy | 854 comments Chrissy J.

1000: The Last Place You Look - This character interfaces with the justice system: lawyers, prison and jail, and police

600: The Hidden Girl and Other Stories - published in the last 3 years, 2020

800: Simon the Fiddler - set during the 19th century, begins in 1865


message 32: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2725 comments Rachel

1000 (Wilde Things): This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life - If I Never Met You. The main character is a criminal lawyer.

600 (Checked Out): This is a debut novel, and it's about time you started on it - The German House

600 (No Shelf Control) - Dig through the backlog to find this book published more than 5 years ago - Since You've Been Gone (published in 2014)


message 33: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Checked through message 32


message 34: by Meghan (last edited Sep 18, 2020 07:42AM) (new)

Meghan Chiasson | 65 comments First Read-A-Thon: Completed!!!
Total Points: 2,600

Finished:
1000
- Everybody's talking about this book that at least 300,000 people rated:
Dune by Frank Herbert

400
- Avoid missing out by reading this author you haven't read before:
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon

200
- Red, orange, and yellow are on the cover of this book, even when it's not on fire:
All Systems Red by Martha Wells

1000
- At over 450 pages, this hefty tome should give your arms a good workout too:
The Toll by Neal Shusterman


message 35: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Sep 18, 2020 02:46PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Checked through comment #34

Meghan, I'm not sure that Murderbot counts since only the title is red, and I didn't see any other editions that would qualify. Regardless, even without it, you'd have enough points to enter into the raffle.

Congrats on your first read-a-thon!!! Hope you had fun!


message 36: by Steven (new)

Steven McCreary | 141 comments My first Read-a-Thon too. I'm having a blast.

Steven M.

Total Points: 2400

Finished

400: Avoid missing out by reading this author you haven't read before - Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

1000: No shelf control- It'll take some time to read all of this authors works there are over 15 - Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey

1000: At over 450 pages, this hefty tome should give your arms a good workout too - The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey


message 37: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
Nicely done Steven! You've read some hefty books this week!


message 38: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments Sara S.

2000 points:

400 - You might not think this book is 'lit' but L, I, and T are definitely in its title The Canterville Ghost

800 - Born in 1854 and dying in 1900, Oscar Wilde's lifetime is also the setting of this book A Dark Night's Work

800 - A library patron might ask, "It's that one book that won that award." Time and Again


message 39: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
Checked through comment #38


message 40: by Jillian (last edited Sep 18, 2020 07:39PM) (new)

Jillian | 1742 comments Jillian H.

600 - If you're looking for this book, you'll find it shelved as 'adventure'
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias 9/13/2020

400 - You might not think this book is 'lit' but L, I, and T are definitely in its title
The Young Elites by Marie Lu 9/15/2020

1000 - Since 2009 the Goodreads Choice Awards has been introducing readers to new books, like this nominee
(Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2017)
Sourdough by Robin Sloan 9/18/2020


message 41: by Angie (last edited Sep 19, 2020 06:11AM) (new)

Angie | 807 comments Angie S. (let me know if there is someone else with my first name and last inital)

4200 points/2000 points

600 - Find a new flame in this book published in the last 3 years: An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo published in 2019, 09/14/2020

600 - Like Wilde, this author is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas author is trans and queer, 09/18/2020

1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life: Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling Grindelwald is being held by law enforcement during the beginning of the book, and aurors arrive at his rally toward the end of the book, 09/13/2020

1000 - It'll take some time to read all of this author's works - there's more than 15 books!: A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie she wrote over 70 books, 09/16/2020

1000 - The series isn't finished yet, but that won't stop you from enjoying this installment: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire the author has confirmed there will be at least eight books in the series, 09/15/2020


message 42: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (pebbles320) | 408 comments Raffle entry - 2,200 / 2,000 points

Wilde Things
1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life: The Confessions of Frannie Langton (finished 18/09)

No Shelf Control
600 - Dig through the backlog to find this book published more than 5 years ago: Graceling (finished 15/09)

Cliff Hangers
600 - If you're looking for this book, you'll find it shelved as 'adventure': Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (finished 16/09)


message 43: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
up to date through post 42


message 44: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments Total Points: 3400

Completed Tasks:

These Books Are LIT:
600 - Published in the last 3 years - Transcendent Kingdom - Published 2020
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
800 - Light source on the cover - The Sight of You - Sun between 2 silhouettes
The Sight of You (The Sight of You, #1) by Holly Miller

Wilde Things:
1000 - Character interacts with justice system - When These Mountains Burn - Characters include DEA agent & police officer working toward a drug bust
When These Mountains Burn by David Joy

Talk Wordy to Me:
1000 - At least 450 pages - The Heir Affair - 464 pages
The Heir Affair (Royal We, #2) by Heather Cocks


message 45: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 187 comments The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick Daytripper by Fábio Moon Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1) by Octavia E. Butler

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Checked Out 400 — Avoid missing out by reading this author you haven’t read before

Daytripper These Books Are LIT 800 — You'll see the light...source on the cover of this book (Lamppost, sun and candles on cover)

Clap When You Land These Books Are LIT 600 — Find a new flame in this book published in the last 3 years

Dawn No Shelf Control 600 — Dig through the backlog to find this book published more than 5 years ago


message 46: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7433 comments Mod
Wilde Things
1000 - This character interfaces with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde's life
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Two of the main characters are cops and are trying to solve who robbed a bank

Cliff Hangers
1000 - The series isn't finished yet, but that won't stop you from enjoying this installment
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Third installment comes out in 2021


message 47: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
updated through post 46


message 48: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1358 comments Mod
Reminder! While today is the last day of the Fall Read-a-thon, you can post your raffle entry tomorrow and still be entered! We will do the draw on Tuesday 9/22 and then the winner will have a week to decide on their prompt of choice. Happy reading!


message 49: by Ellie (last edited Sep 20, 2020 08:45AM) (new)

Ellie (patchworkbunny) | 1771 comments Total 2600 points

600 - This is a debut novel, and it's about time you started on it: Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

800 - You should visit a library, like the main character of this book does: Big Hard Sex Criminals: Volume One (main character is librarian and they are trying to save her library)

600 - Find a new flame in this book published in the last 3 years: Afterland (2020)

600 - Like Wilde, this author is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community: Finna by Nino Cipri (non binary)


message 50: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 789 comments 1000 - Everybody’s talking about this book that at least 300,000 people rated: Slaughterhouse-Five

1000 - This character interested with the justice system, which had a profound impact on Wilde’s life: Den tredje løgnen/(The Third Lie) (the main character to be deported from the country).


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