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message 1: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (last edited May 26, 2015 10:58PM) (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Here, we are going to have to do some digging. Get your shovels out. Going to dig a hole for C&B's Birthday.

1- Going on a treasure hunt, x marks the spot.
2 - It's a blast from the past.
3- there is no argument, it is in the present.
4- you may have to look high or low, it could be poetry or prose
5- but one things for sure, it's right under your nose.

Freebie: It isn't necessarily a "type of book" that your looking for in this challenge.


message 2: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) I love treasure hunts! But no idea where to start with this one. Is there an X hidden in the discussion threads? Or are we talking fancy HTML again, like ✖ ? Just throwingin some wild guesses ;)


message 3: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
There isn't a literal "x" you are looking for this time! This clue might be vague, but I will open up more clues through the week :)


message 4: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) sneaky, sneaky Rachel...... ;-)


message 5: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Alissa wrote: "sneaky, sneaky Rachel...... ;-)"


Heeheeheee ;-)


message 6: by Teneal (new)

Teneal | 231 comments Hmmm. I've got my thinking hat on!


message 7: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (perpetualbookworm) thus sounds like fun


message 8: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Two and three, happen to be... free :)


message 9: by Becky (new)

Becky | 105 comments Historical fiction or a biography?


message 10: by Kristie (new)

Kristie Rachel - It's almost the end of the month... Unlock clues 4 & 5. :) We're still stumped!!

I'm thinking...free classics??


message 11: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
As you wish :)

Four and five are unlocked. I will reveal the entire challenge a day or two before June!


message 12: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
I added a little freebie too ;)


message 13: by Sainabou (new)

Sainabou I am stumped!


message 14: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Hall (wendymayhall) | 70 comments Is it books you already own?


message 15: by Kristie (new)

Kristie Wendy wrote: "Is it books you already own?"

Good idea, Wendy. Or maybe books that are already on your TBR?


message 16: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Everyone is getting closer! You don't necessarily have to own it already, and it could be on your tbr!


message 17: by Sainabou (new)

Sainabou book you read in school?


message 18: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Hall (wendymayhall) | 70 comments Ok, library books or donated books?


message 19: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) M1ssb3rry wrote: "book you read in school?"

that was going to be my guess!

Books that are on School Summer Reading Lists


message 20: by Dewlanna (new)

Dewlanna | 111 comments Could it be one of the book you see when you go to the Goodreads Recommendation page?
There are a lot of Xs to delete/close categories and it's based on what we already read (the past).


message 21: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
After many GREAT guesses that gave me ideas for future monthly challenges, it is time to finally announce the JUNE MONTHLY CHALLENGE *drum roll*.



Two of you were on the dot,
So I guess I have to reveal the spot.
(( I am shocked, good job guys, I tried to be so tricky ))


The challenge is: Summer Reading Assignment
For this challenge, pull your thinking caps out, and get together. Share and swap! To stay in the realm of our, well... mine... love of classics, Summer Reading Assignments were always tricky for most. BUT NOT FOR US BOOK NERDS! I always loved Summer Reading.

For this challenge you must pick a route: High School or College, from there pick books from the links (or books from your memory, current reading schedule, etc.) Below, the title of each route will direct you to listopia picks on Goodreads and you may search around there as well for better links if you find any, please share!


The High School Days:

The "Glad My Teacher Made Me Read This Book" List

The "Best Books to Teach in High School" List

The "Books From High School English Courses" List



The College Years:

The "Cambridge University" List

The "College English Major Reading List" List

The "Books I Read At University or College" List

The "University Summer Reading Books" List

Minor rules:
State the route you are taking
After the third book read, each book is "extra credit" and will be double points for you! Gold Star!
List the books here
And of course, have fun!


message 23: by amber (new)

amber (thelittlematchgirl) | 245 comments Haven't picked my list yet.


message 24: by Katelyn (last edited Jun 25, 2015 09:25AM) (new)

Katelyn Lucas (pursuedbyabear) | 37 comments I'm in! This is a great way to read books that are already on my shelves waiting to be picked up.

My route is The College Years and my assignment goal is 8 books.

01/07

The Cambridge University List:

1. A Tale of Two Cities

The "College English Major Reading List" List:

2. Picture of Dorian Gray, The, A Longman Cultural Edition
3. Candide

The "Books I Read at University or College" List:

4. Robinson Crusoe
5. The Moonstone
6. The Bell Jar Completed 6/16/15
7. 1984


message 25: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Get it Kate!!! Awesome list. I might read Candide with you!! We can discuss :)


message 26: by Karen (last edited Jun 24, 2015 01:36PM) (new)

Karen GoatKeeper (goodreadscomkaren_goatkeeper) | 100 comments The lists are interesting. I guess I will work from "Books from High School English" list although several others have books on them I want to read. The thing is I've read lots of these books although GR doesn't know it as I didn't sit still for the hours to mark them off when I joined.
If I'm lucky I will finish two over the month.
It is discouraging. I am working on "Count of Monte Cristo" but the month is nearly gone. Then again, the book is engrossing as I seem to have trouble giving up to get to bed.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Count of Monte Cristo


message 27: by Brittany (new)

Brittany McCann (brittanylmccann) | 58 comments Interested in trying it out


message 28: by Katelyn (new)

Katelyn Lucas (pursuedbyabear) | 37 comments Rachel Skye wrote: "Get it Kate!!! Awesome list. I might read Candide with you!! We can discuss :)"

I love the sound of that! =D


message 29: by Dewlanna (last edited Jun 23, 2015 01:58PM) (new)

Dewlanna | 111 comments Hey, I think I'll join you guys. I'll also use this challenge to try and reduce the size of my TBR!

I'm choosing the college route and here are the books I hope to read:
1. The Two Towers @ College English Major Reading List
2. The Handmaid's Tale @ Books I Read At University or College
3. 1984 @ Books I Read At University or College

And some I'm considering for bonus points... if there's still time!
From the Books I Read At University or College
   - The Bell Jar 
   - Pride and Prejudice 
From College English Major Reading List
   - The Book Thief
From University Summer Reading Books
   - The Kite Runner



message 30: by Joy (last edited Jul 03, 2015 02:07PM) (new)

Joy | 110 comments I'll do the high school route, I have so many books on those lists on my shelves.

1. Animal Farm 12/6/15 ✔
2. The Great Gatsby 14/6/15 ✔
3. Jane Eyre 18/6/15 ✔
4. Night 18/6/15 ✔
5. Fahrenheit 451 30/6/15 ✔


message 31: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
I am lagging a bit on my "assignment"


message 32: by Dewlanna (new)

Dewlanna | 111 comments Rachel Skye wrote: "I am lagging a bit on my "assignment""

Me too!

The Handmaid's Tale was really good, very very thought-provoking. It's a bit hard to start something else after.... I'm in the mood for something a bit more cheery now and I'm not sure 1984 fits the description....


message 33: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Hahah good luck!!! The other thing I am thinking is using this challenge as my PopSugar addition for the C&B add ins!


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