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message 1: by Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (last edited Jul 18, 2011 07:33AM) (new)

Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31st, 2012

Rules:
Books can be any genre you want (for subject matter).
All books must be YA or Middle Grade.
Each book can earn points from more than one category.
Try to rack up as many points as you can.
You may post a list of books you want to read, post as you go, or any combination of the two. :)
Please put the number of points for each book next to the finished titles.
ALL FORMATS COUNT (paper, ebook, audio as long as it is unabriged)
There is no minimum or maximum number of points to get.
You may want to reward yourself with a new book at a certain number of points. :)

5 POINTS:
If the book is the second or later in a series.
If the author is one you haven't read before.

4 POINTS:
If the book is a stand alone.
If the book has been on your shelf/ereader for more than a month.

3 POINTS:
If the author is a debut writer (or first YA or MG book of that author) for the year 2011 or 2012.
If the book is genre you don't read the genre/creature/etc often.

2 POINTS:
If the book is a debut (or YA or MG debut) from the year 2010 or before.
If the book is the most recently published sequel in the series at the time you read it (caught up!)

1 POINT:
If the book is the first in a series.
If the author has the same first name, last name or a variation of your first name.


message 2: by Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (last edited Oct 25, 2011 10:56AM) (new)

Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31st, 2012

August: Books Read - 5
Points this month: 46
Books to Read:
XVI (13)
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (4)
Forever (7)
A Need So Beautiful (12)
Fallout (10) - A companion to Crank and Glass. I am considering it book 3 and the last in the series.

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September: Books Read - 1
Points this month 4
Books to Read:
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (4)

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October - Books this month 6
Points this month: 55 (so far)
Going Bovine (9)
Wintergirls (9)
Wings (15)
Speak (4)
Please Ignore Vera Dietz (9)
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (9)

TOTAL SO FAR = 105

To Read/In Progress
Paper Towns (8)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (8)
Gone
Spells

Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (5)
Reckless (5)
Sleepless
Bad Girls Don't Die


message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie Sounds interesting!!


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Julie wrote: "Sounds interesting!!"

Thanks. It just came into my head when I was thinking of all the books I have been meaning to get to all year... or longer!


message 5: by Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (last edited Sep 04, 2011 03:02PM) (new)

Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments I'm gonna do this with you Jen. But, since I read lots of other genres too, I'm gonna keep a second list with all the other books!

Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31st, 2012

August: Books Read - YA
Points this month 37
Books to Read:

Turnskin (13 pts) 8-4 ****
Hex Hall (8 pts) 8-12 ****
Demonglass (7 pts) 8-13 ****
Fragile Eternity (9pts) 8-30 ****


Turnskin by Nicole Kimberling Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) by Melissa Marr

August: Books Read - Other
Points this month 62
Books to Read:

The Blue Moon Cafe (13 pts) 8-1 ****
A Strong Hand (8 pts) 8-2 ****
Dawn Endeavor: Julian's Jeopardy (11 pts) 8-3 *****
Pretty When She Dies: A Vampire Novel (4 pts)
Reckoning by J. C. Wilder (5 pts) 8-15 ***
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (5 pts) 8-18 ****
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (5 pts) *****
Into the Lair by Maya Banks (11 pts) 8-25 ****

The Blue Moon Cafe  by Rick R. Reed A Strong Hand by Catt Ford Julian's Jeopardy (Dawn Endeavor, #3) by Marie Harte Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater Reckoning by J.C. Wilder Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Into The Lair (Falcon Mercenary Group, #2) by Maya Banks


message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol (peppersgirl) Sound Like fun. I'll post as I go.


message 7: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) Oh I really like this! I'll post as I go as well!

Add it Up All Year Challenge

Aug 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012

YA -
MG -


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments I'm curious Jen - how did you get 16 points for XVI???


message 9: by Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (last edited Jul 17, 2011 03:26PM) (new)

Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Thanks everyone! I am happy to get some takers.

Regarding XVI:
If the author is one you haven't read before. (5)
If the book is a stand alone. (4)
If the book has been on your shelf/ereader for more than a month. (4)
If the author is a debut writer (or first YA or MG book of that author) for the year 2011 or 2012. (3)
5+4+4+3=16. :) Yep I know that is a great one for this challenge!

I have more to list but I don't know if I will get to all of them in August or not.


message 10: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (narcisse) XVI isn't a stand alone.


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Yep I just double checked that! Oh my gosh. I had no clue... I am so embarrassed! *blushes* I will fix it!


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments So....30 points would be the max available for any book. Hmmmmm...... I thought it was an either/or kind of thing. Now I need to double check my points!


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments No it isn't either or. For example a debut stand-alone released this year would be:

If the author is one you haven't read before. (5)
If the book is a stand alone. (4)
If the author is a debut writer (or first YA or MG book of that author) for the year 2011 or 2012. (3)

At least 12 points! More if anything else fits. I hope that makes sense. I don't want anyone confused. It is supposed to be fun! Btw if anyone made a goal for themselves for an incentive for a number of points it would be fun to share if you want.


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments I personally wasn't counting a first in series as the most recently published if it is a new series. I kind of felt that would be cheating a bit lol. :-P


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Cindy (eclecticfirefly) wrote: "So....30 points would be the max available for any book. Hmmmmm...... I thought it was an either/or kind of thing. Now I need to double check my points!"

I think it would be hard to get a book that has the combination needed to get 30 or more points! Some are obviously mutually exclusive. A book cannot be a series book and a stand alone at the same time. It also can't have 2 release dates. Also I think it is unlikely that people will read a second or later book in a series and have never read the author before. Some combos just wouldn't make sense.

I am trusting people to be honest here. There is no point in not being honest. There are no prizes and the only goals are the ones we set for ourselves. :)


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments I understood the 5+4+3 part. What I had not realized was that you could get 4 points EACH for:

If the book is a stand alone.
If the book has been on your shelf/ereader for more than a month.

I thought we could only get 4 points 1 time per book. I agree with not counting a first in series as the most recently published. *scrambles to make sure I didn't do that already*


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Nope if you have a stand alone you have been meaning to read for a while then go ahead and give it the 8 points from that category. For example my John Green books I have been meaning to get to. :)


message 18: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (narcisse) Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) wrote: "I personally wasn't counting a first in series as the most recently published if it is a new series. I kind of felt that would be cheating a bit lol. :-P"

You could edit it to say "most recently published sequel in a series" or something along those lines to help keep people from doing that.


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments Don't worry Jen - I plan to have lots of fun with this one.....


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Thanks Jenny! I will do that. Also Cindy, I hope you have loads of fun!


message 21: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 26, 2011 08:51PM) (new)

Jennifer Recchio (jenniferrecchio) | 1 comments This challenge looks awesome! Maybe it'll help me finally get around to some books I've had for a while. :) I'll post as I go along.

Overall points: 120

-August-
Points this month: 62
Books Read:
That Summer (4)
Beautiful Creatures (6)
Thirteen Reasons Why (11)
The Sky Is Everywhere (11)
Before I Fall (11)
Masquerade (5)
Revelations (5)
Divergent (9)

-September-
Points this month: 29
Books read:
Beautiful Darkness (7)
Hunger (5)
What Happened to Goodbye (4)
Gone (6)
If I Die (7)

-October-
Points this month: 29
Books read:
Ultraviolet (5)
Shut Out (4)
Supernaturally (7)
Wolfsbane (7)
Life As We Knew It (6)


Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Thanks, Flur! I hope you have a lot of fun. :)


message 23: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cawils_99) This is a perfect challange for me to get some of the many books off of my shelves. I will post as I go. Thanks!


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments Started my first book today. The Blue Moon Cafe isn't YA, but I have to mail it by the end of the week, along with a couple others. Do have 1 YA book to read and mail this week, but I'll get to it a little later.


message 25: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cawils_99) I finished my first book for August.

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale by Shannon Hale (4)


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments I've finished 4 books so far this month.

Turnskin by Nicole Kimberling for my YA section and 3 others for my "other" genre section.


message 27: by Theo (last edited Aug 30, 2011 08:24PM) (new)

Theo This sounds like fun!

Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31st, 2012

August:
8/9 The Adoration of Jenna Fox (6 pts)
8/14 Acceleration (9 pts)
8/15 An Abundance of Katherines (13 pts)
8/21 Stitches (15 pts)
8/30 White Jenna (9 pts)
8/30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (7 pts)
Points This Month: 59


message 28: by Salem (last edited Sep 12, 2011 08:19PM) (new)

Salem August Books:
8/5 Rainbow Boys (13 points) ***
8/8 Rainbow High (12 points) ***
8/20 Across the Universe (16 points) ****
8/22 The Scorch Trials (11 points) ****
8/23 Looking for Alaska (16 points) ****
Points This Month: 68

September Books:
9/4 Sister (19 points) ***
9/7 You Are My Only (9 points) ***
9/11 Sold (13 points) ****
9/11 Beauty Queens (13 points) ***
9/11 The Whole Story of Half a Girl (12 points) ****

Points this month: 66

Books to Read:

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows
L.A. Candy
Princess Sultana's Daughters


message 29: by Julie (new)

Julie Wow, I guess with all that's going on I haven't read many books in August. Here are my YA ones...

August
Raven Speak (9 pts)
Candor (11 pts)
Vanished: When Lightning Strikes & Code Name Cassandra (6 pts)
The Demon Trapper's Daughter (10 pts)
Points total: 36

I counted Vanished: When Lightning Strikes & Code Name Cassandra as only one book.


message 30: by Theo (last edited Sep 27, 2011 10:06PM) (new)

Theo Here's September...

Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31st, 2012

September:
9/3 After Hamelin (11 pts)
9/4 Pretties (5 pts)
9/15 Airborn (10 pts)
9/16 Ship Breaker (10 pts)
9/20 Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland (9 pts)
9/23 Alone at Ninety Foot (11 pts)
9/27 Artemis Fowl (6 pts)
9/27 Stormbreaker (6 pts)
Points This Month: 68

August Points: 59
Total Points: 127


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 44 comments Hmmmm.....looks like I don't have any YA books lined up to read for September. Guess I'll have to try and slip in a couple, just not sure quite when!


message 32: by Julie (new)

Julie September so far...

Born at Midnight (10 pts)
Where I Belong (9 pts)
The Big Empty (6 pts)
The Magnolia League (9 pts)
Falling Under (9 pts)
Trial by Fire (7 pts)
All Unquiet Things (11 pts)
XVI (11 pts)
Shadowland (1 pt)

September points: 73
Total points: 109


message 33: by Theo (last edited Oct 26, 2011 04:41PM) (new)

Theo Here's October...

Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011-July 31, 2012

October:
10/5 Among the Hidden (6 pts)
10/11 Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing (9 pts)
10/14 The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (8 pts)
10/25 Trouble (4 pts)
10/26 The Fox Inheritance (7 pts)
10/26 Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement (11 pts)
Points This Month: 45

August Points: 59
September Points: 68
Total Points: 172


message 35: by Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (last edited Oct 25, 2011 10:54AM) (new)

Awesomevegan (AKA JenReads) (awesomevegan) | 325 comments Hey everyone! I just edited my list and I have over 100 points so far! Who thinks I can make 200 by the end of the year? It would be great if I could reward myself with a new Kindle! I want the Touch one. I want a Fire too... but for more than just reading. I would use it for web browsing and games and am trying to decide if I can wait a generation or not. :-/


message 36: by Theo (last edited Nov 29, 2011 01:09PM) (new)

Theo It's November already?!?

Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31st, 2012

November:
11/2 Will Grayson, Will Grayson (4 pts)
11/4 Dark Dude (11 pts)
11/10 Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (9 pts)
11/12 The Alchemyst (6 pts)
11/13 Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (9 pts)
11/21 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (11 pts)
11/29 I Am the Messenger (4 pts)
Points This Month: 54

August Points: 59
September Points: 68
October Points: 45
Total Points: 226


message 37: by Theo (last edited Dec 29, 2011 05:43PM) (new)

Theo Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012

December:
12/3 The One-Armed Queen (11 pts)
12/14 Specials (9 pts)
12/22 Looking for Alaska (10 pts)
12/29 Coraline (8 pts)
Points This Month: 38

August Points: 59
September Points: 68
October Points: 45
November Points: 54
Total Points: 264


message 38: by Theo (last edited Jan 30, 2012 03:21PM) (new)

Theo So I think I may be the only one still doing this, but I'm incredibly stubborn about finishing things, and I made a goal to get 600 points total for the year. I'm charging ahead!

Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012

January:
1/4 The Dark Game: True Spy Stories (13 pts)
1/6 Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond (13 pts)
1/8 Running Loose (10 pts)
1/11 Beastly (9 pts)
1/17 Anna and the French Kiss (11 pts)
1/27 Chime (9 pts)
1/28 Ender's Game (6 pts)
1/30 Skybreaker (9 pts)
Points This Month: 80

August Points: 59
September Points: 68
October Points: 45
November Points: 54
December Points: 38
Total Points: 344


message 39: by The Cover Contessa (last edited Jan 19, 2012 12:08PM) (new)

The Cover Contessa (thecovercontessa) This sounds like fun. I'll give it a try!

1/1 Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins (5)
1/3 Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins (5)
1/10 The Gift (Witch & Wizard, #2) by James Patterson (5)
1/14 The Fire (Witch & Wizard, #3) by James Patterson (5)
1/16 Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater (8)
1/18 Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater (5)
Total so far for January is 33. I think...did I do this right?


message 40: by Theo (last edited Feb 26, 2012 06:46PM) (new)

Theo Add It Up Year Long Challenge.
August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012

February:
2/12 The Wild Girls (15)
2/17 Wake (8)
2/19 Mockingbird (13)
2/26 Why We Broke Up (4)
Points This Month: 40

August Points: 59
September Points: 68
October Points: 45
November Points: 54
December Points: 38
January Points: 80
Total Points: 384


The Cover Contessa (thecovercontessa) is this still even going on?


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