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Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments Book Riot Challenge


3/24
☐ 1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
☐ 2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65
☐ 3. A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people)

☑ 4. A book published by an indie press Filthy Beautiful Lies (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #1) by Kendall Ryan

☑ 5. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ In the Blood by Lisa Unger

☑ 6. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

☐ 7. A book that takes place in Asia

☐ 8. A book by an author from Africa

☐ 9. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)

☐ 10. A microhistory

☐ 11. A YA novel

☐ 12. A sci-fi novel

☐ 13. A romance novel

☐ 14. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade

☐ 15. A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)

☐ 16. An audiobook

☐ 17. A collection of poetry

☐ 18. A book that someone else has recommended to you

☐ 19. A book that was originally published in another language

☐ 20. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?)

☐ 21. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over)

☐ 22. A book published before 1850

☐ 23. A book published this year

☐ 24. A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)


message 2: by Ashley (last edited Jan 29, 2015 10:57PM) (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments Personal Reading Goal for 2015: 215

I need to read approximately 18 books per month to achieve my goal!

January
1. In the Blood - 1/3/15
2. Big Little Lies - 1/3/15
3. One Breath Away - 1/7/15
4. Leaving Time - 1/23/15
5. We Were Liars - 1/23/15
6. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel - 1/26/15
7. Filthy Beautiful Lies - 1/26/15
8. Filthy Beautiful Love - 1/26/15
9. Filthy Beautiful Lust - 1/26/15
10. Filthy Beautiful Forever - 1/27/15
11. Gone Girl - 1/28/15
12. My Sister's Grave - 1/29/15
13. Serena - 1/30/15
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July
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August
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October
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message 3: by Ashley (last edited Jan 29, 2015 10:58PM) (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments A-Z Title Challenge

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B. Big Little Lies - 1/2/2015
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F. - Filthy Beautiful Lies - 1/26/2015
G. - Gone Girl - 1/28/2015
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I. In The Blood - 1/3/2015
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L. - Leaving Time - 1/23/2015
M. - My Sister's Grave - 1/29/2015
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O - One Breath Away - 1/7/2015
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S - Serena - 1/30/2015
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message 4: by Ashley (last edited Jan 29, 2015 11:01PM) (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments I Spy Challenge

2/25

1. Color - red, crimson, indigo
2. Number - one, twice, third
3. Things That Grow - tree, rose, garden
4. Seasons - spring, fall, autumn
5. First Name - Jacqueline, Robert, Ajax Serena
6. Places - country, empire, London
7. Body Part - hand, bone, mind
8. Weapon - knife, poison, arrow
9. Body of Water - sea, river, pond
10. Form of Water - ice, mist, rain
11. Product of Fire - heat, ash, flames
12. Celestial Body - sun, star, planet
13. Architecture - castle, bridge, house
14. Senses - sight, touch, taste
15. Royal Title - king, duke, emperor
16. Family Member - brother, aunt, parent
17. Elements - fire, wind, air
18. Time of Day - morning, dusk, evening
19. Metal - gold, bronze, steel
20. Emotion/Feeling - love, fear, pride
21. Animal/Insect - dog, tiger, unicorn
22. Something to Read - book, story, newspaper
23. Gender Identifier - wife, man, lady My Sister's Grave
24. Paranormal Being - vampire, angel, ghost
25. Occupation - doctor, assassin, detective


message 5: by Ashley (last edited Jan 29, 2015 11:01PM) (new)


message 7: by Ashley (last edited Jan 29, 2015 11:26PM) (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments THE COMPLETE WORKS CHALLENGE - 2015
January 1st - December 31st, 2015


message 8: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments FIRST QUARTER CHALLENGE: ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 2015

This challenge turns to a beloved nursery rhyme for reading inspiration.

1. One, two,
Buckle my shoe;
finish a series

2. Three, four,
Open the door;
read a new genre or author (or both for those who are game)

3.Five, six,
Pick up sticks;
finish a previously unfinished book

4. Seven, eight,
Lay them straight;
read a trilogy or small series (at least 4 books) in order

5. Nine, ten,
A big, fat hen;
read the thickest book on your TBR

6. Eleven, twelve,
Dig and delve;
read an old favourite

7. Thirteen, fourteen,
Maids a-courting;
read a romance novel

8. Fifteen, sixteen,
Maids in the kitchen;
read a book that takes place in a prairie or has food on its cover

9. Seventeen, eighteen,
Maids a-waiting;
read a book you've been waiting to read

10. Nineteen, twenty,
My plate's empty.
read the last book on your tbr list


message 9: by Ashley (last edited Jan 29, 2015 11:29PM) (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments FIRST QUARTER CHALLENGE: RETELLINGS
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 2015



message 10: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments
FEBRUARY CHALLENGE: THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
Duration: February 1 - February 28, 2015

1. St. Dominic Savio: Dominic is the patron saint of choir boys and of the falsely accused. The latter title was given to Dominic after two boys filled the school stove full of garbage and snow and falsely blamed Dominic. Dominic was punished in front of the entire class but he did not tell on the two boys. Read a book about music, or someone who is falsely accused of something.

2. St. Francis of Assisi: Early in his life Francis lead a crowd of young people who spent their lives in wild parties, giving into their vices and surrounding themselves with evil. When he was 25, God came to him in a dream and he turned over a new leaf. Francis became a lover of nature, where he felt all of nature and the animals in it were part of his brotherhood. Read a book where the main characters give into their vices or evil or read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story.

3. St. Michael the Archangel: In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Statan's forces, where during the war in heaven, he defeats Satan. Read a book about a fierce battle or war.

4. St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. At 14 Patrick was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the age of 20, he escaped captivity and returned to Britain to reunite with his family. Read a book about slavery or read a book that takes place in Ireland.

5. St. Therese of Lisieux: Therese had always wanted to be a saint but when she compared herself to all of the other saints, she felt the differences between them were so great. She believed that God wouldn't make her wish for something impossible, so she decided to accept herself and all of her faults. Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.

6. St. Cecilia: She was a virgin given in marriage to a youth named Valerian. She wore sackcloth, fasted and invoked the saints and angels to protect her virginity. Four hundred people, including her husband were baptized because they wanted to see the angel protecting her. Cecilia was sentenced to death for preaching and converting people. Read a book where there is an angel or other paranormal being or read a book where someone is sentenced to death.

7. St. Joseph: Joseph was the husband of Mary and foster father to Jesus. Joseph was a working man, with humble work (a carpenter) and humble means. He wasn't a rich man but he came from royal lineage. Read a book where people live a simple life and do not have a luxurious lifestyle or read a book about royalty.

8. St. Lucy: Lucy's mother tried to arrange a marriage for her to a pagan. Lucy rejected her mother's choice and thought Christ was a better partner for life. The rejected bridegroom betrayed Lucy to the governor as a Christian. The governor tried to send Lucy into prostitution. Read a book about an arranged marriage or read a book about prostitution.

9. St. Clare: Clare was a beautiful Italian woman of nobility. After hearing St Francis preach, Clare wanted to imitate Francis. She ran away from home and gave herself to God. She cut off her hair and wore a rough brown habit, tied with a plain cord around her waist. Read a book about a character who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.

10. St. Rose of Lima: St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. Rose had many temptations from the devil and there were times she suffered terrible feelings of loneliness, sadness and in the end a painful sickness. Many miracles followed her death. Read a book about some kind of suffering or read a book that contains a miracle.


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