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message 1: by Tami (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
Rules for the Fall/Winter Task Challenge:

1. This challenge will start March 1st 2012 (12:01 am EST) and will end at 11:59 pm on August 20th 2012.

2. All books read during the challenge dates, March through August, can count towards tasks. So, if you join in July, anything you read that FITS a task can count towards the challenge as long as you read it AFTER March 1st. If you are less than half way through a book BEFORE the challenge starts, you can use it for the challenge. If you are over the halfway point, you cannot use it for the challenge.

3. Books can only be used for one category.

4. Re-reads are fine, except where stated otherwise.

5. All books should be over 150 pages unless otherwise stated. If you read a book that is not quite 150 pages, please make sure that it for a lower point task and you are only able to read an "under 150 pages book" once. Please get an "ok" from me before you try and count an "under 150 pages book" for a task.

6. To claim your points, you must post completed tasks in the "Leaderboard & Completed Tasks" thread. Please include the title, author, the task it was for, and your total number of points to date. You can update your task list but we will not be checking those for your points. That is just for your records only.

7. If you have any doubts as to whether a book fits a particular challenge, please feel free to ask.

8. Above all, remember this challenge is supposed to be FUN, a good way to tackle some of your TBR list, and to expand your horizons.

9. Those who finish/win the challenge will be able to pick a category for the Fall/Winter Challenge 2012-2013.

10. For the Spring/Summer 2012: Please post your task lists here. Task 5.8 is to read something from someone else’s challenge and this would be the best place for people to find that information. It also helps if others are stuck on a choice for a certain task, they can see what everyone else chose. Again, don’t claim points here. To claim points post under Spring/Summer 2012: Leader Board and Completed Tasks thread.


message 2: by Tami (last edited Feb 27, 2012 08:59AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
5 points:

1. Splish, splash: Read a book with water in the title, or on the cover

2. Summer Loving: Read a book about a Summer Romance

3. Spring Cleaning Reading: Read the book that has been on your TBR shelf the longest

4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Read a book with a flower in the title or on the cover

5. And the award goes to...: Read a winner from the 2011 GR Choice Award.

6. Earth Day: Read a book about nature or the environment

7. Blind Date: Read a book you have never heard of before

8. We're all in this together: Read a book from someone else's challenge task list


message 3: by Tami (last edited Feb 27, 2012 08:59AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
10 Points:

1. Get Some Direction: Read a book with an absolute (east, west, north, south) or relative (left, right, up, down, etc.) direction in its title.

2. April Fools: Read a humorous non-fiction book.

3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): In honor of "Silent Cal", the famously taciturn president, read a book with a one-word title.

4. The Long and the Short of It: Read a book with more than six words in the title. Companion to task 3.

5. GoodReads Recommends: Go to the recommendations page and choose a book recommended to you by GoodReads

6. Shark Week: Read a book featuring sharks or shark-related events.

7. Out of Bounds: Read a book that has been banned somewhere at some point

8. Take a Trip: Read a book where the main character(s) is/are on vacation.


message 4: by Tami (last edited Feb 27, 2012 09:07AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
15 Points:

1. Lost in Translation: Read a book that was originally written in a language other than your primary language.

2. Poisson d'Avril: Read a book about cultural traditions other than your own.

3. Honor thy Mother and Father: Read a book your mom or dad (or parental figure) suggests you read or has a mother or father as a central character, in honor of Mother's Day and Father’s Day.

4. Red, White, & Blue: Read a book with all three colors on the cover in celebration of the 4th of July. For those in other countries, pick a book that has the colors of your countries flag on its cover.

5. Letter Perfect: Read a book with a single letter in its title or read an epistolary novel.
(example Sue Grafton's A is for Alibi.)

6. Cinco de Mayo: Read a book set in Mexico, about a hispanic person, or hispanic heritage

7. Homestead Act of 1862: The Homestead Act was signed by President Lincoln in May 1862. Read a book about pioneers, homesteading, or 'going west'. For those in other countries, you may use any book about a major relocation of the population.

8. Bard Bash: In celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday on April 23rd, read something written by him, about him, or is somehow related to him or one of his plays.


message 5: by Tami (last edited Feb 29, 2012 06:21AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
20 Points:

1. Group Read: Read a past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.

2. Intimidating Read: Read a book that is very intimidating to you then read another fun book as a reward.

3. Beks Task: Point of View: Read two books with different points of view of the same thing. Examples she gave: Dreamland and Breathing Underwater for different view points of an abusive relationship or The Lacemaker and the Princess and The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette showing different views of the French Revolution.


message 6: by Tami (last edited Feb 27, 2012 09:05AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
25 Points:

1. Now and Then: Read a book published in the year (or decade) you were born and then another published in 2012.

2. Hot and Cold: Read a book that takes place in a hot climate, and one that takes place in a cold climate.

3. Double Jeopardy: Reread one book that was a favorite book of yours from long ago, and reread another book from a while back that you remember disliking. Is the old favorite still pleasing and is the book you remember disliking not as bad as you first thought?

4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: Read a book from the 1001 Books Before You Die list and one from the 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

5. Ripped from the Headlines: Read a fiction book about or inspired by a historical person, event, or era, and then read a nonfiction book on the same subject.

6. To be Continued..: Read the first two books in a series or read the next two books in a series you have already started.

7. East Coast/West Coast: Read a book set on the East Coast and one set on the West Coast. If you are from another country than the US you can choose one book set at one border of your country and another set at the opposite border.

8. Don't judge a book by its cover: Read a book with a cover image you particularly like and show the cover. Then read one with a cover that does not entice you to read the book. Which book did you like the best?


message 7: by Daisy (last edited Feb 28, 2012 12:53PM) (new)

Daisy | 686 comments My spot!!

The ever-changing task list:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...

I love picking out books for the challenges!


message 8: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelsherman) Here's the working start of my list.

Let's see how far I get this year reading around my crazy work hours.

My Tasklist


message 9: by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl.com (last edited Feb 27, 2012 10:49PM) (new)

Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl.com (miss_jana) | 125 comments My tasklist.

I'm not sure I'll participate much, though. This challenge does not leave me with many books I'm excited to read. Haha.


message 10: by Bianca (last edited Feb 27, 2012 04:43PM) (new)


message 11: by Kayla (new)

Kayla | 604 comments Here's my task list


message 12: by Melissa (last edited Jun 22, 2012 03:14PM) (new)

Melissa | 279 comments It is still a work in progress.

5 Point Tasks:
1. Splish, splash: Water Song: A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" by Suzanne Weyn
2. Summer Loving: The Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
3. Spring Cleaning Reading: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two Sided Love Story by Theodora Goss
5. And the award goes to...: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
6. Earth Day: Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
7. Blind Date: Entwined by Heather Dixon
8. We're all in this together: From Daisy's list. Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

10 Point Tasks:
1. Get Some Direction: Aunt Dimity Goes West by Nancy Atherton
2. April Fools: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
4. The Long and the Short of It: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
5. GoodReads Recommends: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
6. Shark Week: Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
7. Out of Bounds: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
8. Take a Trip: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

15 Point Tasks:
1. Lost in Translation: Read a book that was originally written in a language other than your primary language.
2. Poisson d'Avril: Read a book about cultural traditions other than your own.
3. Honor thy Mother and Father: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
4. Red, White, & Blue: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
5. Letter Perfect: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
6. Cinco de Mayo: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
7. Homestead Act of 1862: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
8. Bard Bash: Midsummer Night’s Dream by Williams Shakespear

20 Point Tasks:
1. Group Read: Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. Intimidating Read: Intimidating: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner; Fun: That Summer by Sarah Dessen
3. Beks Task: The Lacemaker and the Princess and The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette

25 Point Tasks:
1. Now and Then: Now: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis; Then: Redwall by Brian Jaques a book from the decade I was born; published in 1987
2. Hot and Cold: Read a book that takes place in a hot climate, and one that takes place in a cold climate.
3. Double Jeopardy: Like- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Dislike- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Tom Sawyer
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
5. Ripped from the Headlines: Read a fiction book about or inspired by a historical person, event, or era, and then read a nonfiction book on the same subject.
6. To be Continued..: Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
7. East Coast/West Coast: Read a book set on the East Coast and one set on the West Coast. If you are from another country than the US you can choose one book set at one border of your country and another set at the opposite border.
8. Don't judge a book by its cover: Cover I like: Death Comes to Pemberely by P.D. James. Cover I don’t like: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Which book did you like the best?


message 13: by Megan (last edited Aug 07, 2012 12:59AM) (new)

Megan Megan W

5 Points
1. Splish, splash: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
2. Summer Loving: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
3. Spring Cleaning Reading: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Atonement by Ian McEwan
5. And the award goes to...: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
6. Earth Day: Watership Down by Richard Adams
7. Blind Date: The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor
8. We're all in this together: Possession by A.S. Byatt

10 Points
1. Get Some Direction: The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse
2. April Fools: He Died with a Felafel in His Hand by John Birmingham
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Opportunity by Charlotte Grimshaw
4. The Long and the Short of It: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
5. GoodReads Recommends: The Recognitions by William Gaddis
6. Shark Week: Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
7. Out of Bounds: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
8. Take a Trip: The Book Of Fame by Lloyd Jones

15 Points
1. Lost in Translation: Germinal by Émile Zola
2. Poisson d'Avril: Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed
3. Honor thy Mother and Father: Ellie And The Shadow Man by Maurice Gee
4. Red, White, & Blue: Harlequin Rex by Owen Marshall
5. Letter Perfect: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
6. Cinco de Mayo: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
7. Homestead Act of 1862: Slow Water by Annamarie Jagose
8. Bard Bash: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

20 Points:
1. Group Read: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
2. Intimidating Read: Ulysses by James Joyce and The Shag Incident by Stephanie Johnson
3. Beks Task: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

25 Points:
1. Now and Then: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
2. Hot and Cold: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
3. Double Jeopardy: Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
5. Ripped from the Headlines: To the Is-land: An Autobiography and Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame
6. To be Continued..: An Angel at My Table and The Envoy from Mirror City: An Autobiography by Janet Frame
7. East Coast/West Coast: From the North Island Stonedogs by Craig Marriner and from the South Island The Hut Builder by Laurence Fearnley
8. Don't judge a book by its cover: The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox and Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins

Total Points: 200/500
Books Finished 15/45
Tasks Completed 11/35



message 14: by Beks (new)

Beks (bekster15) My Task List is a total work in progress

Beks Challenge


message 15: by Kelly (last edited Nov 10, 2013 07:53PM) (new)

Kelly | 250 comments *Kelly R

SPRING/SUMMER CHALLENGE (3/1-8/20/12) - Finished in first place: Total Points: 500; Books Finished: 45; Tasks Completed: 35

5-1. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
5-2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
5-3. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
5-4. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
5-5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
5-6. Salt by Mark Kurlansky
5-7. Page Fright by Harry Bruce
5-8. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
10-1. Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
10-2. Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
10-3. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
10-4. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
10-5. Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
10-6. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
10-7. Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
10-8. Born in Shame by Nora Roberts
15-1. The Essential Neruda by Pablo Neruda
15-2. Blood Money by Thomas Perry
15-3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
15-4. The Anglo Files by Sarah Lyall
15-5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
15-6. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
15-7. My Antonia by Willa Cather
15-8. Juliet by Anne Fortier
20-1. Franny & Zooey by J. D. Salinger
20-2. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin; The Next Always by Nora Roberts
20-3. Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg; Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt
25-1. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams; The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
25-2. Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson; Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
25-3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon; Waterland by Graham Swift
25-4. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
25-5. Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede; Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
25-6. Shadow Woman by Thomas Perry; The Face-Changers by Thomas Perry
25-7. The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts; The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
25-8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts


message 16: by Megan (new)


message 17: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 09, 2012 04:17PM) (new)

YAY! My second challenge! :) Let's see if I can beat my old score!!!

5 Points:
1. Splish, splash:
2. Summer Loving:
3. Spring Cleaning Reading: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers:
5. And the award goes to...: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
6. Earth Day:
7. Blind Date:
8. We're all in this together: The Help by Kathryn Stockett (From Kelly R.'s List)

10 Points:
1. Get Some Direction:
2. April Fools: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)by Mindy Kaling
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Divergent by Veronica Roth
4. The Long and the Short of It: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
5. GoodReads Recommends: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
6. Shark Week:
7. Out of Bounds: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
8. Take a Trip:

15 Points:
1. Lost in Translation: A Life on Paper by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud
2. Poisson d'Avril:Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L Scott
3. Honor thy Mother and Father:
4. Red, White, & Blue:
5. Letter Perfect: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
6. Cinco de Mayo:
7. Homestead Act of 1862:
8. Bard Bash:

20 Points:
1. Group Read: Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
2. Intimidating Read:
3. Beks Task:

25 Points:
1. Now and Then: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
2. Hot and Cold:
3. Double Jeopardy: The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen and Lord of the Flies by William Golding
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die:
5. Ripped from the Headlines:
6. To be Continued..: Gone and Hunger by Michael Grant
7. East Coast/West Coast:
8. Don't judge a book by its cover:


message 18: by Paula (last edited Mar 01, 2012 03:57PM) (new)

Paula | 101 comments Let's Do This!!

5 Points:
1. Splish, splash: Last Night in The Twisted River by John Irving
2. Summer Loving: TBD
3. Spring Cleaning Reading: The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
5. And the award goes to...: Bossypants by Tina Fey
6. Earth Day: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
7. Blind Date: The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer
8. We're all in this together: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

10 Points:
1. Get Some Direction: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
2. April Fools: The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
4. The Long and the Short of It: How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Gibson
5. GoodReads Recommends: Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
6. Shark Week: TBD
7. Out of Bounds: Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence
8. Take a Trip: TBD

15 Points:
1. Lost in Translation: The House of The Spirits by Isabel Allende
2. Poisson d'Avril: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
3. Honor thy Mother and Father: Until I Find You by John Irving
4. Red, White, & Blue: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
5. Letter Perfect: C by Tom McCarthy
6. Cinco de Mayo: TBD
7. Homestead Act of 1862: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
8. Bard Bash: TBD

20 Points:
1. Group Read: Game of Thrones by George R Martin
2. Intimidating Read: The 13.5 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers and Dinosaur Planet by Steven Leigh
3. Beks Task: Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Letham and The Passage by Justin Cronin

25 Points:
1. Now and Then: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones and TBD
2. Hot and Cold: Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser and Let The Right One In by John Lindqvist
3. Double Jeopardy: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett and Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: Saturday by Ian McEwan and 20,000 Leagues under The Sea by Jules Verne
5. Ripped from the Headlines: TBD
6. To be Continued..: The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett and Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
7. East Coast/West Coast: TBD
8. Don't judge a book by its cover: Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr and Enderby by Anthony Burgess


message 19: by Nicki (last edited Mar 04, 2012 09:45AM) (new)

Nicki (ophia) | 85 comments The final list. I'm pretty excited. Probably 90% came from books I wanted to read anyway

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...


message 20: by Emily (last edited Aug 18, 2012 06:43PM) (new)

Emily | 62 comments 5 Points

1. Splish, splash : On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

2. Summer Loving :

3. Spring Cleaning Reading : Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

4. April Showers Bring May Flowers :

5. And the award goes to... : The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins

6. Earth Day :

7. Blind Date : Snow Falling on Cedars by David Gueterson

8. We're all in this together :

10 Points :

1. Get Some Direction :

2. April Fools : Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales by Ali Wentworth

3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872) : Wildwood by Colin Meloy

4. The Long and the Short of It : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

5. GoodReads Recommends :

6. Shark Week :

7. Out of Bounds : The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8. Take a Trip : Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

15 Points :

1. Lost in Translation : Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

2. Poisson d'Avril : Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

3. Honor thy Mother and Father : The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

4. Red, White, & Blue : Love As Always, Kurt: Vonnegut As I Knew Him by Loree Rackstraw

5. Letter Perfect :

6. Cinco de Mayo : The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

7. Homestead Act of 1862 : Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

8. Bard Bash : Macbeth by William Shakespere

20 Points :

1. Group Read : One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez Garcia

2. Intimidating Read : The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper AND In Search of Grace by Kristin Hahn

3. Beks Task : Point of View:

25 Points :

1. Now and Then : The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro AND Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (2012)

2. Hot and Cold :

3. Double Jeopardy : The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder AND Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die : The Collector by John Fowles AND Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

5. Ripped from the Headlines : The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath AND

6. To be Continued... : City of Bones by Cassandra Clare AND City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

7. East Coast/West Coast : Just Kids by Patti Smith AND Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson

8. Don't judge a book by its cover : The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart AND The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart vs. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Books read: 23

Total points: 210


message 21: by Julia (new)

Julia Albuquerque (jalbuquerque) | 16 comments Let's see. My list:


5 Points:
1. Splish, splash:
2. Summer Loving:
3. Spring Cleaning Reading: Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner
5. And the award goes to...: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins
6. Earth Day: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
7. Blind Date: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
8. We're all in this together: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Beks' List)

10 Points:
1. Get Some Direction:
2. April Fools:
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Eragon by Christopher Paolini
4. The Long and the Short of It:The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
5. GoodReads Recommends: The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
6. Shark Week:
7. Out of Bounds:1984 by George Orwell
8. Take a Trip:

15 Points:
1. Lost in Translation: LotR:The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien (Portuguese is my first language)
2. Poisson d'Avril:
3. Honor thy Mother and Father:
4. Red, White, & Blue:
5. Letter Perfect: A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
6. Cinco de Mayo: Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
7. Homestead Act of 1862:
8. Bard Bash:

20 Points:
1. Group Read: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
2. Intimidating Read: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
3. Beks Task:

25 Points:
1. Now and Then: 1992 - The Pelican Brief by John Grisham and 2012 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. Hot and Cold:
3. Double Jeopardy:
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
5. Ripped from the Headlines:
6. To be Continued..:
7. East Coast/West Coast:
8. Don't judge a book by its cover: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz


message 22: by Ana (last edited Jul 24, 2012 08:02PM) (new)

Ana | 65 comments My list as of right now. Can you tell I'm a Stephen King fan? XD

5 points:
1. Splish, splash: Relentless by Dean Koontz
2. Summer Loving: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
3. Spring Cleaning Reading: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Rose Madder by Stephen King
5. And the award goes to...: Divergent by Veronica Roth
6. Earth Day: Underworld by Don DeLillo
7. Blind Date: Looking for Alaska by John Green
8. We're all in this together: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

10 Points:
1. Get Some Direction: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
2. April Fools: Bossypants by Tina Fey
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
4. The Long and the Short of It: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
5. GoodReads Recommends: Watchers by Dean Koontz
6. Shark Week: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
7. Out of Bounds: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
8. Take a Trip: TBD

15 Points:
1. Lost in Translation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. Poisson d'Avril: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Honor thy Mother and Father: Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
4. Red, White, & Blue: Adam by Ted Dekker
5. Letter Perfect: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
6. Cinco de Mayo: TBD
7. Homestead Act of 1862: TBD
8. Bard Bash: The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr by The Reduced Shakespeare Company

20 Points:
1. Group Read: Bag of Bones by Stephen King
2. Intimidating Read: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe AND Micro by Michael Crichton
3. Beks Task: Point of View: Dracula by Bram Stoker AND Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice

25 Points:
1. Now and Then: The Green Mile by Stephen King AND The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
2. Hot and Cold: The Ruins by Scott B. Smith AND Misery by Stephen King
3. Double Jeopardy: The Stand by Stephen King AND The Magicians by Lev Grossman
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams AND The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
5. Ripped from the Headlines: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Fiction) and Last Wish by Betty Rollin (non-fiction)
6. To be Continued..: Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
7. East Coast/West Coast: Pet Sematary by Stephen King AND TBD
8. Don't judge a book by its cover: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess AND Wonderboys by Michael Chabon


message 23: by abbey sophia (last edited May 13, 2012 05:15PM) (new)

abbey sophia (abbeysophia) | 55 comments 5 Points:
5-1. Splish, Splash: I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
5-2. Summer Loving: Summer by Edith Wharton
5-3. Spring Cleaning Reading: Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
5-4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
5-5. And the award goes to...: The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
5-6. Earth Day:
5-7. Blind Date: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins
5-8. We're all in this together: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien or Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown

10 Points:
10-1. Get Some Direction: Watership Down by Richard Adams
10-2. April Fools: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
10-3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Atonement by Ian McEwan
10-4. The Long and the Short of It: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
10-5. GoodReads Recommends: Divergent by Veronica Roth
10-6. Shark Week: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
10-7. Out of Bounds: Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
10-8. Take a Trip: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

15 Points:
15-1. Lost in Translation: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
15-2. Poisson d'Avril: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
15-3. Honor thy Mother and Father: Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
15-4. Red, White, & Blue: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
15-5. Letter Perfect: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
15-6. Cinco de Mayo: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
15-7. Homestead Act of 1862:
15-8. Bard Bash: Othello by William Shakespeare

20 Points:
20-1. Group Read: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
20-2. Intimidating Read:
- Intimidating: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
- Fun: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20-3. Beks Task - Point of View:

25 Points:
25-1. Now and Then:
- 1988: The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Goldhor Lerner
- 2012: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
25-2. Hot and Cold:
- Hot: Double Dexter: A Novel by Jeff Lindsay
- Cold: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
- favorite: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- dislike: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
25-3. Double Jeopardy:
25-4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die:
- 1001: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
- 1001 Children: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
25-5. Ripped from the Headlines:
25-6. To be Continued..: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman & The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
25-7. East Coast/West Coast:
25-8. Don't judge a book by its cover:
- Like: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
- Dislike: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson


message 25: by Ali (new)

Ali (alicyn) | 13 comments hi everyone! this is going to be my first time attempting a challenge, and i have a question about the RULES.

do audiobooks count? i have a long commute, and that is when most of my "reading" happens.


message 26: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 279 comments Alicyn wrote: "hi everyone! this is going to be my first time attempting a challenge, and i have a question about the RULES.

do audiobooks count? i have a long commute, and that is when most of my "reading" happ..."


Audio books do count. Also there is a comments and questions board you can post any questions that you may have for the challenge. They will get answered alot faster if you post them there.


message 27: by Ali (new)

Ali (alicyn) | 13 comments thanks, melissa!

my first tasklist

i still have a lot of holes to fill in, but i'm excited!


message 28: by Paulabits (last edited Mar 26, 2012 06:34PM) (new)

Paulabits Winett:
5 Points
1. Splish, splash:
2. Summer Loving: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
3. Spring Cleaning Reading: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers:
5. And the award goes to...:
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
6. Earth Day: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
7. Blind Date: My Phantom Husband by Marie Darrieussecq
8. We're all in this together: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

10 Points
1. Get Some Direction:
2. April Fools:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
4. The Long and the Short of It: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano
5. GoodReads Recommends: On Heroes and Tombs by Ernesto Sábato
6. Shark Week:
7. Out of Bounds:
8. Take a Trip:

15 Points
1. Lost in Translation: Death Kit by Susan Sontag
2. Poisson d'Avril:
3. Honor thy Mother and Father:
4. Red, White, & Blue:
5. Letter Perfect:
6. Cinco de Mayo:
7. Homestead Act of 1862:
8. Bard Bash: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

20 Points:
1. Group Read: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
2. Intimidating Read: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes & ?
3. Beks Task: Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano & ?

25 Points:
1. Now and Then:
2. Hot and Cold:
3. Double Jeopardy:
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq & ?
5. Ripped from the Headlines:
6. To be Continued..:
7. East Coast/West Coast:
8. Don't judge a book by its cover: ? & Literati by Barry McCrea

Total Points: 5/500
Books Finished: 1/45
Tasks Completed: 1/35


message 29: by Richard (last edited Apr 07, 2012 10:04PM) (new)


message 31: by David (last edited Mar 25, 2012 01:08AM) (new)

David (canadiandave) 5 Points
1. Splish, splash:
2. Summer Loving:
3. Spring Cleaning Reading:
4. April Showers Bring May Flowers:
5. And the award goes to...:
6. Earth Day:
7. Blind Date:
8. We're all in this together:

10 Points:
1. Get Some Direction:
2. April Fools:
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872):
4. The Long and the Short of It:
5. GoodReads Recommends:
6. Shark Week:
7. Out of Bounds:
8. Take a Trip:

15 Points:
1. Lost in Translation:
2. Poisson d'Avril:
3. Honor thy Mother and Father:
4. Red, White, & Blue:
5. Letter Perfect:
6. Cinco de Mayo:
7. Homestead Act of 1862:
8. Bard Bash:

20 Points:
1. Group Read:
2. Intimidating Read:
3. Beks Task:

25 Points:
1. Now and Then:
2. Hot and Cold:
3. Double Jeopardy:
4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die:
5. Ripped from the Headlines:
6. To be Continued..:
7. East Coast/West Coast:
8. Don't judge a book by its cover:

Total Points: 0/500
Books Finished 0/45
Tasks Completed 0/35


message 32: by Kaitlyn (new)

Kaitlyn (practicalcat) I'm in it late but I'll give it a go: here!


message 33: by Taylor (new)

Taylor (ttakats) I'm in late also but heres the list I made thus far! If the link doesn't work can someone briefly coach me in putting links up in posts?

href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c... here!


message 34: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (vorvesm) | 132 comments Late as per usual, but here is my challenge list. And I hope you don't mind, Daisy, that I used your challenge list as my template! Thank you!

Taylor, you can use simple HTML in the forums. Here's a link that shows you how to add the html.


message 35: by Daisy (new)

Daisy | 686 comments Michelle wrote: "Late as per usual, but here is my challenge list. And I hope you don't mind, Daisy, that I used your challenge list as my template! Thank you!

Taylor, you can use simple HTML in the forums. Here's..."


Of course not!! I totally stole it from Jamie I think way back when I first started participating in the challenges here ;)


message 36: by Victoria (new)

Victoria (victoriavenditto) | 20 comments my list, totally subject to change without notice-

5 points:
1. Splish, splash: The Chronology of Water (Yuknavitch)

2. Summer Loving: The Garden of Eden (Hemingway)

3. Spring Cleaning Reading: _____________________

4. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Cunt (Muscio)

5. And the award goes to...: Bossypants (Fey)

6. Earth Day: _____________________

7. Blind Date: The Fault in Our Stars (Green)

8. We're all in this together: _____________________

10 points:
1. Get Some Direction: _____________________

2. April Fools: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (Sedaris)

3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthday (July 4th, 1872): Dry (Burroughs)

4. The Long and the Short of It: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Murakami)

5. GoodReads Recommends: _____________________

6. Shark Week: _____________________

7. Out of Bounds: Lolita (Nabokov)

8. Take a Trip: _____________________

15 points:
1. Lost in Translation: Mary (Nabokov) and Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Kafka)

2. Poisson d'Avril: Bury Me Standing (Fonseca)

3. Honor thy Mother and Father: The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Albom)

4. Red, White, & Blue: _____________________

5. Letter Perfect: _____________________

6. Cinco de Mayo: _____________________

7. Homestead Act of 1862: _____________________

8. Bard Bash: _____________________

20 points:
1. Group Read: _____________________

2. Intimidating Read: The Birth of Tragedy / Case of Wagner (Nietzsche), and then _____________________

3. Beks Task: Point of View: _____________________, _____________________

25 points:
1. Now and Then: _____________________, _____________________

2. Hot and Cold: _____________________, _____________________

3. Double Jeopardy: _____________________, _____________________

4. 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: The Virgin Suicides (Eugenides), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)

5. Ripped from the Headlines: _____________________, _____________________

6. To be Continued..: The Hunger Games / Catching Fire (Collins)

7. East Coast/West Coast: _____________________, _____________________

8. Don't judge a book by its cover: Liked the cover: An Object of Beauty (Martin). Disliked the cover: The Alchemist (Coelho) | Not sure if it was just the books I chose or not, but I enjoyed An Object of Beauty infinitely more than The Alchemist.

Points So Far: 140/500
Tasks Completed: 9/35


message 37: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 4 comments Kind of a late start, but I used some books I already read this spring. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...


message 38: by Jessie Marie (new)

Jessie Marie (jessiemreads) Alrighty, here's my tentative list!

Jessica VA's Task List


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