2016 Reading Challenge
2016 READING
CHALLENGE
Participants 3,018,297
Books Pledged 140,958,554
Avg. Books Pledged 46
Time Left 0 days, 0 hours
Malia has read 178 of 150 books in 2016.
MALIA’S 2016 BOOKS
  • Conclave by Robert   Harris
  • A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Grimmbart by Volker Klüpfel
  • The Inheritance by Charles Finch
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  • The Trespasser by Tana French
  • Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  • The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close
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message 1: by Vera (new)

Vera (GirlySunglasses) I chose a small challenge and hope to go over 100%.


message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin Good luck on your challenge!


message 3: by Malia (new)

Malia Erin wrote: "Good luck on your challenge!"

Thanks, Erin, and happy new year!


message 4: by Vera (new)

Vera (GirlySunglasses) You're gonna kick this challenge's butt, I just know it. :D


message 5: by Malia (new)

Malia Vera wrote: "You're gonna kick this challenge's butt, I just know it. :D"

Thanks, Vera, and your challenge is not what I would call small, you'll do great! Happy reading:-)


message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Good luck on your challenge!

You're gonna rock it!


message 7: by Malia (new)

Malia Michael wrote: "Good luck on your challenge!

You're gonna rock it!"


Thanks, Michael!!


message 8: by Pamela (new)

Pamela May 2016 be most wonderful - for you as a reader and a writer. Happy New Year!


message 9: by Malia (new)

Malia Pamela wrote: "May 2016 be most wonderful - for you as a reader and a writer. Happy New Year!"

Thanks so much, Pamela! A very happy, healthy new year to you, too!!


message 10: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Malia wrote: "Pamela wrote: "May 2016 be most wonderful - for you as a reader and a writer. Happy New Year!"

Thanks so much, Pamela! A very happy, healthy new year to you, too!!"


:-)


message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Carlson Here I was thinking I was doing great on my challenge and look at you go!


message 12: by Madelyn (new)

Madelyn Congrats!!


message 14: by Malia (new)

Malia Madelyn wrote: "Congrats!!"

Thanks, Madelyn!


message 15: by Malia (new)

Malia Olivia wrote: "Congratulations!"

Thank you, Olivia!


message 16: by Carol (new)

Carol Blackman Congrats


message 17: by Trish (new)

Trish Congratulations! So cool that almost all my friends have already surpassed their goals.


message 18: by Malia (new)

Malia Carol wrote: "Congrats"

Thanks, Carol!


message 19: by Malia (new)

Malia Trish wrote: "Congratulations! So cool that almost all my friends have already surpassed their goals."

Thanks, Trish! I'm surprised, I hadn't been paying it much attention...Now I can't believe it's already the end of August, this year has been flying by!


message 20: by Rambling Reader (new)

Rambling Reader Congratulations... You can reset your challenge. Try for another 120 books by January 2017!


message 21: by Trish (new)

Trish Malia wrote: "Trish wrote: "Congratulations! So cool that almost all my friends have already surpassed their goals."

Thanks, Trish! I'm surprised, I hadn't been paying it much attention...Now I can't believe it..."


Oh, definitely. But I can't wait for summer to be over. *lol*


message 22: by Malia (new)

Malia Rambling Reader wrote: "Congratulations... You can reset your challenge. Try for another 120 books by January 2017!"

Too much pressure! My to-read list is toppling, though, so you never know:-)


message 23: by Malia (new)

Malia Trish wrote: "Malia wrote: "Trish wrote: "Congratulations! So cool that almost all my friends have already surpassed their goals."

Thanks, Trish! I'm surprised, I hadn't been paying it much attention...Now I ca..."


;-)


message 24: by Candace (new)

Candace Someone is not pushing herself! (Done by August, heresy!)


message 25: by Malia (new)

Malia Candace wrote: "Someone is not pushing herself! (Done by August, heresy!)"

Never done, Candace!! Don't worry, 120 down, but thousands to go, right;-)


message 26: by Candace (new)

Candace Right, I realize you wanted to be the overachiever for a day or two, all is well; Trish or Justine will reclaim title again soon! haha! I can joke because I'm no where in this league- I bow to all of your speedy comprehensions!! ( and secretly pick best books from your reviews that I can wallow in:)
Yes Malia, always always more to go. Who made only 30-31 days in the month??


message 27: by Malia (new)

Malia Candace wrote: "Right, I realize you wanted to be the overachiever for a day or two, all is well; Trish or Justine will reclaim title again soon! haha! I can joke because I'm no where in this league- I bow to all ..."

Thank, Candace, glad you enjoy the reviews, I really need to write more of them, but somehow this summer has been so busy! Have you read anything good recently? The disadvantage of reading so much, is that often times stories kind of blur into each other and I forget details quickly, unless the story was amazing or horrible...;-)


message 28: by Candace (new)

Candace When I look at your books, they don't look like good fits. But there was a read that I only rated a 3 , but I think that was a mistake because it keeps coming back to me; I keep thinking about the characters and what it had to say about communication and technology in the future. But it's not sci go at all. I think I had been reading too many heavy sci fi's and this seemed too "lite". Ok, already, it's Connie Willis's Crosstalk. I recommend it when you want a something different, romance with some great things to thing about. I don't know when it's out- got it NG.
Another favorite is a YA , The Lie Tree by Hardinge. We read this in a group of mine and EVerybody loved it. It's great writing, great story and I can't wait to read it again. Mystery/some fantasy. It's the first YA book to win the Costa Award!
Look at me go, I bet you won't ask me again. But check the reviews, I bet you see a lot of fives on these! :)


message 29: by Malia (new)

Malia Candace wrote: "When I look at your books, they don't look like good fits. But there was a read that I only rated a 3 , but I think that was a mistake because it keeps coming back to me; I keep thinking about the ..."

Thanks for the recommendations! I have had my eye on The Lie Tree for a while...:-)


message 30: by Candace (new)

Candace That didn't make since."they don't look like good fits" I meant, when I look at your books, it doesn't look like you enjoy the same type of books as I do. But I picked 2 of my faves of the year so far and I think they fit in with your likes!
You definitely should go for it on The Lie Tree. My group had read another book by Hardinge that they loved before I joined Cuckoo Song which is what drew them to read more Hardinge. They still talk about it! I've been keeping my eye open for a used one.


message 31: by Malia (new)

Malia Candace wrote: "That didn't make since."they don't look like good fits" I meant, when I look at your books, it doesn't look like you enjoy the same type of books as I do. But I picked 2 of my faves of the year so ..."

I guessed that was what you meant:-) I will definitely give The Lie Tree a go in the future!


message 32: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Well done Malia, that's an amazing amount of books.


message 33: by Malia (new)

Malia Maureen wrote: "Well done Malia, that's an amazing amount of books."

Thanks, Maureen!!


message 34: by Mark (new)

Mark well done


message 35: by Malia (new)

Malia Mark wrote: "well done"

Thanks!


message 36: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Congrats! Happy afterglow reading... :-)


message 37: by Malia (new)

Malia Pamela wrote: "Congrats! Happy afterglow reading... :-)"

Thank you, Pamela!! I suppose the 'challenge' is never over, I have a stack of library books ready to topple:-) Congrats to you, too!!


message 38: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Malia wrote: "Pamela wrote: "Congrats! Happy afterglow reading... :-)"

Thank you, Pamela!! I suppose the 'challenge' is never over, I have a stack of library books ready to topple:-) Congrats to you, too!!"

LOL Love those leaning tower of Pisa book stacks! :-)


message 39: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia Bloom That's an amazing feat! You've inspired me to set my 2017 goal to 100 :)


message 40: by Malia (new)

Malia Sylvia wrote: "That's an amazing feat! You've inspired me to set my 2017 goal to 100 :)"

Thank you, Sylvia!! Lots of great reads this year (and some not so great;-) Congratulations of achieving your challenge this year as well! Good luck with your 2017 goal and happy new year!


message 41: by Malia (new)

Malia Kay wrote: "Congrats on meeting your goal, Malia."

Thank you, Kay, and happy new year!


message 42: by Reff (new)

Reff Girl Go Girl--you are my inspiration to read!


message 43: by Malia (new)

Malia Reff wrote: "Go Girl--you are my inspiration to read!"

Thanks, Carrie!!


message 44: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Happy New Year and Happy reading Malia! :D


message 45: by Malia (new)

Malia Amanda wrote: "Happy New Year and Happy reading Malia! :D"

Thank you, and the same to you, Amanda!


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