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message 1: by Lu (last edited Sep 30, 2010 11:27AM) (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Here you can plan and ultimately cross of your tasks completed.

Stop hoarding and start reading! This is a challenge for people who, like me, collect books faster than they can read them. You can't walk past a second-hand bookstore without popping in "just to take a look", you go nuts and then go broke at book sales, you've downloaded more e-books than you could possibly remember. You think readers who need new books because they've read everything they own are just weird. At least half the books you own are unread.

2011 is the year you will read them.

Well, 25 of them anyway. Hey, it's a start. The only rule for this challenge is that you can only read books you acquired before the challenge started. E-books are included. A fair amount of honesty will be required here, especially if you haven't listed the book in your Goodreads library yet. But think of your shelf space and your sanity and don't cheat.

Remember you can't re-read anything for this challenge. It's about reading the books you already have, so that at the end of the day there's a smaller number of unread books on you shelf or in your e-book collection. Re-reading defeats that purpose.

Have fun :)

message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (sarahsetar) | 47 comments I think I'm going to ATTEMPT this challenge (as I've already tried other methods of getting down to reading all the books I've accumulated. Methods include drawing up a list and sticking it up on the wall where I can see it everyday- at eye-level when sitting at my desk. Doesn't work!) All my good intentions go down the drain once I step into a bookstore (especially when there's a sale!), enter a library or pass by a second-hand book stall. *sigh*

message 4: by Lauren (last edited Sep 23, 2011 12:04AM) (new)

Lauren Smith Lauren's planning and progress

1. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
2. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
3. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
4. Ilium by Dan Simmons
5. Spares by Michael Marshall Smith
6. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
7. Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
8. Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
9. Flash Forward by Robert J.Sawyer
10. Fandom of the Operator by Robert Rankin
11. Lion's Honey by David Grossman
12. The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
13. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
14. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
15. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
16. The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
17. End of the World Blues by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
18. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
19. Neuromancer by William Gibson
20. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
21. The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
22. The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera
23. The Duck that Won the Lottery by Julian Baggini


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message 8: by Lauren (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Dec 21, 2010 09:50AM) (new)

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1262 comments Mod
Im a serial down loader its like crack!

1- Succubus Heat
Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid, #4) by Richelle Mead

Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

3-Seduce Me in Shadow
Seduce Me in Shadow (Doomsday Brethren, #2) by Shayla Black

4-Deep Kiss of Winter
Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #5) by Kresley Cole

5-Possess me at Midnight
Possess Me at Midnight (Doomsday Brethren, #3) by Shayla Black

Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward

Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren Kate

8-A Touch of Dead
A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

9-Tempt me with darkness
Tempt Me with Darkness (Doomsday Brethren, #1) by Shayla Black

10-Full Moon Rising
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1) by Keri Arthur

Reunion (The Mediator, #3) by Meg Cabot

12- Guilty Pleasures
Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton

13.Stolen- A letter to my captor
Stolen A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher

14-The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

15-The Prophecy of the Sisters
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1) by Michelle Zink

16-The Body finder
The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1) by Kimberly Derting

17- The Curious incedent of the dog in the night time.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

18-Once a Witch
Once a Witch (Witch, #1) by Carolyn MacCullough

Gone (Dream Catcher, #3) by Lisa McMann

20-Archangels Kiss
Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

21-Succubus Shadows
Succubus shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) by Richelle Mead

22-Time and Again
Time and Again (Time Travel #1 & 2) by Nora Roberts

23-Red-Headed Stepchild
Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick


message 9: by Monique (new)

Monique (moniqueurbanisedgeek) Are all those e-books, Lauren? Can you send some my way? ;)

message 10: by Barbara (last edited Oct 29, 2010 11:08PM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I've got a couple of hundred books I haven't read yet. And since I'm trying to read them now anyway, this challenge should be easy for me. However I haven't added a lot of books to my to read list (I think it is a bit cheating to raise your number of books. I saw someone with over 20000 books to read)I will add some this weekend so everyone can see what i have and what I'm planning to read. And also maybe to give someone an idea for the challenge where you have to read books that are on the to read listst of 25 other members

message 11: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Then this is definitely the perfect challenge Barbara :)

message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (sarahsetar) | 47 comments Sarah's List
1. The Time Traveler's Wife
2. Eat, Pray, Love
3. The Notebook
4. Water For Elephants
5. The Other Boleyn Girl
6. From My Sisters' Lips
7. Life of Pi
8. Love in the Time of Cholera
9. The Lovely Bones
10.Into The Wild
11. Angels and Demons
12. The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
13. Lord of the Flies
14. The Secret
15. How To Win Friends and Influence People
16. Specials (Uglies #3)
17. Extras (Uglies #4)
18. Pride and Prejudice
19. Little Women
20. Brave New World
21. Hush, Hush
22. Vampire Academy #1
23. Shiver
24. The Hunger Games #1
25. The Girl With The Dragon Tatto

message 13: by Sarah (last edited Aug 19, 2011 03:07PM) (new)

Sarah (wondrousreadings) I think the books here are the same as the books I have on the Ultimate To-read challenge, is that expectable? I know other people have some of there books in the different challenges but all of them? If its not, I'll change it whenever I get the chance. C:
1. Poison Study
2. The Red Necklace
3. Shadow of the Moon
4. Vampire Academy 1
5. Evernight
6. Spindle's End
7. Hallowmere 1
8. Beautiful Creatures
9. Tantalize
10. Intertwined
11. Stray
12. Hush, Hush
13. Halo
14. Glimmerglass
15. Neverwhere
16. Wondrous Strange
17. The Iron King
18. Crave
19. Tithe
20. The Accidental Demon Slayer
21. Memoirs of a Geisha
22. The Other Boleyn Girl
23. Bitten
24. Evermore
25. Ballad

message 14: by Crusader (last edited Nov 09, 2010 07:36AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
I'm going to post as I'm busy with them.

1. 2061: Odyssey Three
2. Nemesis
3. Completed Encounters
4. Completed Rollback
5. Completed Ender's Game
6. Completed 1984 (ebook)
7. Completed I, Robot

Score: 7/25

message 15: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "I think the books here are the same as the books I have on the Ultimate To-read challenge, is that expectable? I know other people have some of there books in the different challenges but all of th..."

That's perfectly fine :)

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1262 comments Mod
Monique wrote: "Are all those e-books, Lauren? Can you send some my way? ;)"

Yeah all except maybe 2 are e-books. So send me your address and the tittles and I will mail them to you!

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1262 comments Mod
Finished No. 1

message 18: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "Finished No. 1"

Hehe Lauren Post in points :)
Will go update for you tho

message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Lauren!!! Would you mind mailing me some to?
You still have my address?

I'd like

The Prophecy of the sisters
The Hunger Games
Body Finder

I'd really appreciate it :)

message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Updated mine, finished 2 so far

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1262 comments Mod
Niecole wrote: "Lauren!!! Would you mind mailing me some to?
You still have my address?

I'd like

The Prophecy of the sisters
The Hunger Games
Body Finder

I'd really appreciate it :)"

I will get on it later tonight :)

message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks so much!!!!
You're a star

message 23: by Sonette (last edited Jan 12, 2011 02:37PM) (new)

Sonette | 384 comments Here are mine. Since I'm into reading series, I'm listing a fair few of them which I have not started here. For those of you that want Ebooks, if I've listed one of the series here, I should have all.

1. Crave
2. Nightshade
3. Beautiful Creatures
4. Dead Until Dark
5. Shiver
6. Moon Called
7. Radiance
8. Infinity
9. Prophecy of the Sisters
10. Wondrous Strange
11. Dune
12. The Hunger Games
13. Catching Fire
14. Rumours
15. Envy
16. Splendour
17. Flawless
18. The Rest Falls Away
19. Rises the Night
20. Bleeding Dusk
21. When Twilight Burns
22. As Shadows Fade
23. Caressed by Ice
24. Blaze of Memory
25. Mine to Possess


message 25: by Barbara (last edited Jan 31, 2011 01:09PM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I have read 10 books for this challenge
1) Boudica dreaming the bull
2) Japanse Sprookjes
3) Tales of Mystery and the Macabre
4) Legends II Dragon, Sword and King
5) Legends II Shadows, Gods and Demons
6) Boudica dreaming the hound
7) Boudica dreaming the Serpent Spear
8) Sprookjes van de Azteken, Maya's en Tolteken
9) Turkse Sprookjes
10) Saturn's Children
11) 1215 The year of Magna Carta
12) Not Exactly Ghosts
13) The Alchemist's Daughter
14) Mary Tudor
15) Cats in Space
16) Dagen die de Wereld veranderden
17) Legends
18) Wolf of the Plains
19) Lords of the Bow
20) Bones of the Hills
21) Catherine Parr Henry VIII's last love
22) Don Quixote
23) Elizabeth and Mary Cousins, Rivals, Queens
24) Gothic Short Stories
25) Pillars of the Earth


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Finished nr 8

message 27: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12658 comments Mod
Just post in points please :) So I can have everything in one spot :)

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