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message 1: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17593 comments Mod
30.8 - BETH NC's task: FALL BACK INTO READING
Read one book from the Top 150 Bestsellers list from Fall of 2009 and one from the Fall of 2000.

Go to USA Today's Top 150 Bestsellers
Click on By Date (picture of a calendar)
Change the year to 2009
Change month to Sept, Oct or Nov
Click on the 15th (no substitutions, please)
Hit Go
Pick a book from list
Repeat for the year 2000

Required: Tell us the month you used.


If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task, please post them here.


message 2: by Foxy Grandma (last edited Aug 25, 2010 11:25AM) (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 997 comments ***This is the full list. MAKE SURE the book you chose fits the Challenge rules***

FALL 2000 TITLES

10 Real SATs, 2nd edition
36 Hours
4 Blondes
501 Spanish Verbs
A Child Called It
A Clash of Kings
A God in Ruins
A Kiss of Shadows
A Man Named Dave
A Storm of Swords
A Walk to Remember
A Week in the Zone
After Dark
After the Kiss
Ahab's Wife or, The Star-Gazer
All or Nothing
Angel Fire East
Animal Farm
Animorphs #46: The Deception
Animorphs No. 45: The Revelation
Apollyon
Arthur's Halloween
Arthur's Thanksgiving
Ashes to Ashes
Assassins
Babylon 5: Legions of Fire, Book 3: Out of Darkness
Beyond Eden
Black Notice
Blackbird
Blessings from the Other Side
Blue Gold
Blue's Halloween Hide and Seek
Body-for-Life
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Bump & Run
Butterfly
Calder Pride
Can You Take the Heat?
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants
Cherry
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III
City of Light
Clifford's First Halloween
Clifford's Halloween
Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit
Communion With God
Courting Susannah
Dark Lady
Daughter of Fortune
Death Du Jour
Deck the Halls
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens
Dr. Atkin's New Carbohydrate Gram Counter
Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution
Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss
Drowning Ruth
Drudge Manifesto
Dune: House Atreides
Dune: House Harkonnen
Dust to Dust
Eating Well for Optimum Health
Eye of the Storm
Face Forward
Fair Haven
Faith of the Fallen
Family Honor
Fascinated
First, Break All the Rules
Flags of OUr Fathers
Franklin's Halloween
Galileo's Daughter
Gap Creek
Granny Dan
Gravity
Green Eggs and Ham
Guinness World Records 2001: Into the New Millennium
Hannibal
Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit!
Hard Time
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Have a Nice Day!
Hearts in Atlantis
Hiding in the Shadows
High Tide
His Wicked Promise
Holes
Holiday Blessings
Home for the Holidays
Hooking Up
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How to Behave So Your Children Will Too!
I Love You, Ronnie
Ice Station
If I Had You
If She Only Knew
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
In Tuscany
Irresistible Forces
Isaac's Storm
It's Not about the Bike
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life
Journey
Judgment in Death
Kiss Me While I Sleep
Left Behind
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 2001
Life Makeovers
Life on the Other Side
Life Strategies
Lord Brocktree
Lord of the Desert
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Memoirs of a Geisha
Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary
Merrick
Monster
Morgan's Run
Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery
My Father's Daughter
My Own
Natural Blonde: A Memoir
Nicolae
Night
Night Shield
Night Tales
Not a Day Goes By
Nothing Like It in the World
Obsidian Butterfly
Of Mice and Men
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Once Upon a Dream
One for the Money
One Last Time
Open House
Organizing from the Inside Out
Orphans Omnibus
Out of the Shadows
Pagan Babies
Pay It Forward
Perfect Sin
Perish Twice
Plainsong
Pokemon No. 11: The Four-Star Challenge
Pokemon: The Movie 2000: The Power of One
Pooh Says Boo
Prodigal Summer
Purple Cane Road
Relationship Rescue
Relationship Resue
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom
Rich Dad's Guide to Investing
Romancing the Rogue
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Rules of Engagement
Run for Your Life
Saving Faith
Second Wind
Sellout
Servant of the Shard
Seventh Heaven
Shallow Graves
Shattered
Shell Game
Shopgirl
Silent Snow
Silk and Shadows
Slaves of Obsession
Soft Focus
Soul Harvest
Soul's Perfection
Stalker
Star Trek: New Frontier: Book 9: Excalibur:Requiem
Star Trek: New Frontiers: Excalibur: Renaissance: Book 10
Star Wars Jedi Apprentice #10: The Shattered Peace
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos 2: Jedi Eclipse
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Balance Point
Stealing Shadows
Sugar Busters!
Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight
Take Time for Your Life
Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean
Tara Road
Tears of the Moon
Temporary Mistress
Temptation
Tempting Mr. Wright
Ten Things I Wish I'd Known -- Before I Went Out into the Real World
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Alibi
The Amber Spyglass
The Art of Happiness
The Bear and the Dragon
The Beatles Anthology
The Blind Assassin
The Brand New Kid
The Breaker
The Brethen
The Bride of Black Douglas
The Cake Mix Doctor
The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
The Carousel
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers
The Devil's Code
The Edge
The Elements of Style
The Experiment
The First Thanksgiving
The Four Agreements
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
The Greatest Generation
The Guest List
The Hobbit
The Hours
The Lamorna Wink
The Last Precinct
The Least Likely Bride
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Liar's Club
The Lion's Game
The Lost Boy
The Mistress
The New World Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionary
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2001
The O'Reilly Factor
The Other Side and Back
The Passion
The Perfect Storm
The Pilates Body
The Poisonwood Bible
The Prometheus Deception
The Red Tent
The Refuge
The Relationship Rescue Workbook
The Rescue
The Saving Graces
The Seat of the Soul
The Sibley Guide to Birds
The Sky Is Falling
The Stanislaski Brothers
The Story of Pilgrims
The Switch
The Terrible Hours
The Testament
The Third Option
The Twisted Root
The Unexpected Guest
The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce
The Vampire Armand
The Vox Compact Spanish-English Dictionary, Second Edition
The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Timeline
Tis: A Memoir
Tom Clancy's Net Force 4: Breaking Point
Tom Clancy's Power Plays Bio-Strike
Tribulation Force
Trick or Treat Little Critter
Trust No One
Tuesdays With Morrie
Waiting
Wake of the Perdido Star
Webster's New World Dictionary
Were do the Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery
When Darkness Falls
When Genius Failed
Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery
Where the Heart Is
While I Was Gone
White Oleander
Who Moved My Cheese?
Wild Justice
Winter Solstice
Wish You Well

TIP: Make sure you select the 15th day of the month before you hit go, else you will stay on the current list.


message 3: by Foxy Grandma (last edited Aug 25, 2010 11:24AM) (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 997 comments ***This is the full list. MAKE SURE the book you chose fits the Challenge rules***

FALL 2009 TITLES

206 Bones: A Novel
92 Pacific Boulevard: A Cedar Cove Novel
A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
A Courtesan's Scandal
A Creed Country Christmas
A Gate at the Stairs
A Good Woman
A Highlander Christmas
A Simple Christmas
A Touch of Dead
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Acts of Mercy
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
Alex Cross's Trial
All Together Dead
Alphas, No. 1
American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
An Echo in the Bone
Angel Time
Angels at Christmas
Arguing With Idiots
At Home in Stone Creek
Barefoot: A Novel
Bed of Roses
Best Friends Forever: A Novel
Betrayed
Big Bad Wolf
Blaze of Memory
Blink
Blood Promise: A Vampire Academy Novel
Blue Boon: The Immortals
Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful
Born of Fire
Born of Night
Born to Run
Bound to Shadows
Breaking Dawn
Catastrophe
Catching Fire
Charmed and Dangerous: The Clique Prequel
Chosen
Chosen to Die
City of Bones
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Club Dead
Covet
Crazy Love
Cross Country
Culture of Corruption
Dark Curse: A Carpathian Novel
Dark Slayer
Dark Visions
Darkness Unleashed
Dashing Through the Snow
Day Is Done
Dead and Gone
Dead As a Doornail
Dead to the World
Dead Until Dark
Deadlock
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Dead and Alive
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook
Definitely Dead
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Divine Justice
Dreamfever
Eat This, Not That! 2010
Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide
Eclipse
End the Fed
Envy
Evermore
Evidence
Extreme Measures
Fade Out
Fahrenheit 451
Fancy Nancy: Halloween... or Bust!
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
Five Little Pumpkins
Flat Belly Diet
Flat Belly Diet! Pocket Guide
Ford County: Stories
Freakonomics
From Dead to Worse
Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Goodnight Moon Board Book
Grave Secret
Guinness World Records 2010
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Half the Sky
Handle With Care: A Novel
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Have a Little Faith
Heat Lightning
Heat Seeker
Heat Wave
Her Fearful Symmetry
High on Arrival
Home
Homer & Langley: A Novel
Hot for the Holidays
Hot on Her Heels
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Hothouse Orchid
Hunted
Hunting Ground
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Immortal Sins
In the President's Secret Service
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
It's Your time
Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Just After Sunset: Stories
Kindred in Death
Knit the Season: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel
Knit Two
Knockout
Lakeshore Christmas
Last Night in Twisted River
Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
Living Dead in Dallas
Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World
Lord of the Flies
Lucky One
Mackenzie's Legacy
Marked
Master Your Metabolism
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
Me and My Shadow: A Novel of the Silver Dragons
More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Mounting Fears
My Life in France
My Sister's Keeper
My Wicked Vampire
Naruto, Volume 46
New Moon
New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Night of Thunder: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
Night World: Volume One
Nine Dragons
No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle
Obsidian Prey
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
Olive Kitteridge
One Shot
Our Choice
Outliers: The Story of Success
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3: The Titan's Curse
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian
Playing with Fire
Pleasure
Pop Goes the Weasel
PostSecret
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Puppyhood: How to Raise the Perfect Dog
Pursuit Of Honor: A Novel
Push
Rainwater
Razor Sharp
Remember Me?
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
Rough Country
Rough Weather
Royal's Bride
Santa in a Stetson
Sarah's Key
Say You're One of Them
Scarpetta
Seduced By His Touch
Shades of Blue
Shutter Island
Silent Killer
Smash Cut
Smoke Screen: A Novel
Snow Angels
Someone to Watch Over Me
Sookie Stackhouse Box Set
South of Broad
Southern Lights: A Novel
Spartan Gold
Star Wars 501st: An Imperial Commando Novel
Storm of Shadows
Storm of Visions
Strength in What Remains
StrengthsFinder 2.0
SuperFreakonomics
Tempt Me at Twilight
Temptation and Surrender: A Cynster Novel
Tempted
That Holiday Feeling
That Old Cape Magic: A Novel
The 39 Clue: In Too Deep
The 39 Clues: The Black Circle
The Alchemist
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
The Associate
The Audacity to Win
The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat
The Biggest Loser Simple Swaps
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Bodies Left Behind
The Book of Basketball
The Book Thief
The Brass Verdict
The Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2009 Edition
The Care and Taming of a Rouge
The Catcher in the Rye
The Christmas List: A Novel
The Christmas Sweater
The Cowboy and the Lady
The Darkest Whisper
The Earl Claims His Wife
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The Eleventh Victim
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
The Face
The Gathering Storm
The Ghost King: Transitions
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Great Gatsby
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Heart of Christmas
The Help
The Host
The Hour I First Believed
The Hunger Games
The Hunt for Atlantis: A Novel
The Keepsake
The Lacuna
The Laird Who Loved Me
The Last Lecture
The Last Song
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Lone Texan
The Lost Symbol
The Love Dare
The Lovely Bones
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
The Murder of King Tut
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition
The Perfect Christmas
The Pioneer Woman Cooks
The Princess and the Pea
The Professional: A Spenser Novel
The Quickie
The Reef
The Renegade Hunter
The Road
The Scarpetta Factor
The Scoop
The Sellout
The Shack
The Spire
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Time of My Life
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Tipping Point
The Tomb of Hercules
The Unseen Academicals
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle
The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion
The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and the Dark Reunion
The Van Alen Legacy
The Vortex
The Weight of Silence
The White Queen
The Wicked Duke Takes a Wife
Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice
Three Cups of Tea
To Desire a Devil
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Too Big to Fail
Tricks
True Blue
True Compass
True Detectives
Twilight
Unhallowed Ground
Untamed
Untamed Bride
Urge to Kill
Vampire Academy
Vision in White
Western Skies
What the Dog Saw
What to Expect When You're Expecting
When the Game Was Ours
Where Is Baby's Pumpkin?
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Where the Wild Things Are
While My Sister Sleep
Wicked All Day
Wild Conquest
Windfall: Impulse Temptation
Wolf Hall
Wyoming Brides
Your Heart Belongs to Me


message 4: by Emu (new)

Emu | 29 comments I get the same list (the current one) no matter which year and month I choose. Does anyone else have the same problem?


message 5: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Emu wrote: "I get the same list (the current one) no matter which year and month I choose. Does anyone else have the same problem?"

It works for me.

Did you click 'go' in the bottom right corner of the new window that pops up? You can't just change the date, you have to click 'go' too. That took me a bit to figure out.


message 6: by Emu (new)

Emu | 29 comments Yes, I do click 'go', but it just generates the same list?


message 7: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Emu wrote: "I get the same list (the current one) no matter which year and month I choose. Does anyone else have the same problem?"

The same thing kept happening to me until I realized that I was forgetting to click on the 15th of the month. Make sure you select the day and it should work.


message 8: by Emu (new)

Emu | 29 comments Cait wrote: "Emu wrote: "I get the same list (the current one) no matter which year and month I choose. Does anyone else have the same problem?"

The same thing kept happening to me until I realized that I was ..."


Oh, great - that was it. Thank you!


message 9: by Cassandra (last edited Aug 22, 2010 05:33AM) (new)

Cassandra Emu wrote: "Yes, I do click 'go', but it just generates the same list?"

I don't know then. The next thing I'd try is a different browser.

I'll start a spreadsheet. I'm not good at formatting spreadsheets so it'll be bare bones unless anyone else wants to fix it.

Link-
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...

Edit- I started one anyway. I'm listening to an audiobook and I guess making a spreadsheet is better than playing tetris.


message 10: by Emu (new)

Emu | 29 comments Emu wrote: "Cait wrote: "Emu wrote: "I get the same list (the current one) no matter which year and month I choose. Does anyone else have the same problem?"

The same thing kept happening to me until I realize..."


Thanks, Rhea - but apparently I just had to do as the instructions actually told me to do and remember to choose a specific date (15th). Sometimes I read those things too fast...


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7588 comments if beth doesn't mind (i'm going to be watching this thread for her for a few days while she is on vacation) - i'll go ahead and post the list of books for the three months...that way if people are having issues they can just look at those


message 12: by Sara ♥ (last edited Aug 24, 2010 01:01PM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Rhea,

I was having the same issue with the missing books, but if you go up into the URL and manually change the start number, you can find the missing books... Like if you're on the page for 1-30, there's a ZERO in the URL... change that to 9, and you'll get a list from 10 to 39ish, and you'll be able to see the #30 book. You change that to any number and the list will start with the next number. So if you want to see what book 30 is, change the URL to 29, etc.

Programming errors... gotta love them...


message 13: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Sara ♥ wrote: "Rhea,

I was having the same issue with the missing books, but if you go up into the URL and manually change the start number, you can find the missing books... Like if you're on the page for 1-30..."


That works perfectly! Thanks!


message 14: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (lisajulianna) Thank you ladies for all these suggestions. I was having such a hard time the other day getting the lists. Then today I looked at the list above that Beth NC posted and found the books I wanted to read then just for the heck of it I tried using the NY Best seller's list again and it worked. :~)


message 15: by Dee (last edited Aug 25, 2010 09:42AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7588 comments oh yay the next in death book is on the 2000 list!! so I can read 9 and 10 for the series challenge and 11 for this one!! yay!!

Judgment in Death


message 16: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Woohoo! Thanks Beth NC!


message 17: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments I had to share this briefly when looking over the list...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Puppyhood: How to Raise the Perfect Dog

That's the list but I READ this...
Puppyhood: How to Raise the Perfect Zombie Dog

SOMEONE please write this novel :P


message 18: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 95 comments Do you have to use the same month for both years?


message 19: by Foxy Grandma (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 997 comments Joanie wrote: "Do you have to use the same month for both years?"

No, you just have to use a fall month from each year.


message 20: by Foxy Grandma (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 997 comments Tanja wrote: "I had to share this briefly when looking over the list...

That's the list but I READ this...
Puppyhood: How to Raise the Perfect Zombie Dog

SOMEONE please write this novel :P ..."


Too cute Tanja


message 21: by Donna Jo (last edited Aug 25, 2010 05:34PM) (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments Tanja, I wonder if you can get a font with the option of letters at a 90 degree angle--so the dog can say "Ar and the f at an angle"
(That doesn't look right, but you have a good imagination)


message 22: by Julia (last edited Aug 29, 2010 06:58PM) (new)

Julia (bambbles) | 119 comments So lets say I just chose a book off the list above and didn't go to the website. Should I go find which month it was in for when I record it in the completed task thread, or just say I got it off the list?

ETA: never mind. I found it


message 23: by scherzo♫ (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) CAUTION: Books picked from lists must meet all The Rules of the Challenge.
Example: Where the Wild Things Are is a children's picture book. If you want to read this book, you must also read an adult book on the list with a minimum of 100 pages or other children's picture books on the list (if there are any) to total 500 pages.


message 24: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (hannahtheblonde) Rhea wrote: "Emu wrote: "Yes, I do click 'go', but it just generates the same list?"

I don't know then. The next thing I'd try is a different browser.

I'll start a spreadsheet. I'm not good at formatting spre..."


Thanks for doing this Rhea! You're a peach!


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