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Subject: 2017 Challenge LISTS
Date Posted: 11/20/2016 4:10 PM ET
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Super Deluxe: 30 books, one for each category listed below (or double/triple-up and read 2 or 3 from the same category, as long as you cover at least 2 categories from each topic);  3 wild cards

Deluxe: 20 books, at least 3 from each topic; 1 wild card

Challenge: 12 books, at least 2 from each topic

Mini Challenge: 8 books, at least 1 from each topic

 

Topic 1: Everything in its Place - Read a book that features:

  1. a small town or sparsely populated area 
  2. a large or capital city/densely populated area
  3. an ocean, lake or river
  4. a mountain, forest, island, beach or desert
  5. a vehicle/mode of transportation
  6. a building (school, church, home, courtroom, office…)
  7. a foreign country (i.e. not the one you were born in or currently live in)
  8. an unusual setting (however you choose to define “unusual” –could be dystopian; underground; cyber-space; subway; prison; in a person’s mind…)

Topic 2: All Things to all People - Read a book that features:

  1. 1 protagonist
  2. 2 protagonists
  3. family members
  4. colleagues/co-workers
  5. friends/neighbors
  6. “frenemies,” or in which the protagonist and antagonist are the same character

Topic 3: IMHO – Read a book that is:

  1. told from 1st-person point of view
  2. told in a diary or letters
  3. told from multiple viewpoints
  4. told from 3rd-person point of view
  5. translated

Topic 4: In This Day and Age – Read a book that takes place:

  1. in one month or less
  2. in 1 year or less                 
  3. over several years
  4. over several decades
  5. over 1 or more centuries, in the future, or that involves time travel 

Topic 5: Wheel of Fortune - Read a book that:

  1. you intended to read last year but didn’t get to
  2. has been on your TBR for a while
  3. you have been hearing about/was recommended to you
  4. is by a favorite author
  5. is by an author to whom you’re giving a second-chance
  6. was made into a film (or will be soon)


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Subject: My spot
Date Posted: 11/20/2016 4:11 PM ET
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Super Deluxe: one for each category listed below (or double/triple-up and read 2 or 3 from the same category, as long as you cover at least 2 categories from each topic); 3 wild cards 

Deluxe: 20 books, at least 3 from each topic; 1 wild card

Challenge: 12 books, at least 2 from each topic

Mini Challenge: 8 books, at least 1 from each topic

 

Topic 1: Everything in its Place - Read a book that features:

  1. a small town or sparsely populated area:
  2. a large or capital city/densely populated area: Six of Crows by Bardugo (2/17) 4.5 stars
  3. an ocean, lake or river
  4. a mountain, forest, island, beach or desert
  5. a vehicle/mode of transportation
  6. a building (school, church, home, courtroom, office…)
  7. a foreign country (i.e. not the one you were born in or currently live in)
  8. an unusual setting (however you choose to define “unusual” –could be dystopian; underground; cyber-space; subway; prison; in a person’s mind…): It's All Fun and Games by Barrett (6/17) 1 star

Topic 2: All Things to all People - Read a book that features:

  1. 1 protagonist
  2. 2 protagonists
  3. family members: The Kings and Queens of Roam by Wallace
  4. colleagues/co-workers: The Crooked Kingdom by Bardugo (4/17) 4.5 stars
  5. friends/neighbors
  6. “frenemies,” or in which the protagonist and antagonist are the same character: Half the World by Abercrombie (8/17) 4.5 stars

Topic 3: IMHO – Read a book that is:

  1. told from 1st-person point of view: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by North
  2. told in a diary or letters: Children of Paranoia by Shane (5/17) 2.5 stars
  3. told from multiple viewpoints: What She Knew by Macmillan (8/17) 4.5 stars
  4. told from 3rd-person point of view:
  5. translated

Topic 4: In This Day and Age – Read a book that takes place:

  1. in one month or less
  2. in 1 year or less: The Library at Mount Char by Hawkins                 
  3. over several years
  4. over several decades
  5. over 1 or more centuries, in the future, or that involves time travel: The Dead Lands by Percy  

Topic 5: Wheel of Fortune - Read a book that:

  1. you intended to read last year but didn’t get to
  2. has been on your TBR for a while: 
  3. you have been hearing about/was recommended to you: The Girl With All The Gifts by Carey
  4. is by a favorite author: Fool's Fate by Hobb
  5. is by an author to whom you’re giving a second-chance:
  6. was made into a film (or will be soon): The Last Wish by Sapkowski


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Date Posted: 11/21/2016 3:39 AM ET
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I have suggested at least once a few years ago I would like something sports related. I guess I got shot down again this time. How about a wild card? Is that in there somewhere?

Date Posted: 11/22/2016 6:33 PM ET
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Ah, I am finished.  Again I thank Kristin for organizing this challenge.  It was great fun and I somehow managed to complete it.

Super Deluxe: one for each category listed below (or double/triple-up and read 2 or 3 from the same category, as long as you cover at least 2 categories from each topic3 wild cards

Deluxe: 20 books, at least 3 from each topic

Challenge: 12 books, at least 2 from each topic

Mini Challenge: 8 books, at least 1 from each topic

Topic 1: Everything in its Place - Read a book that features:

  1. a small town or sparsely populated area  Best Boy by Eli Gottleib, 4/4/2017, 4 stars
  2. a large or capital city/densely populated area  The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (Cambridge, MA), 7/15/2017, 3 stars
  3. an ocean, lake or river Everything I Never Told You: A Novel by Celeste Ng, 1/3/2017, 4 stars
  4. a mountain, forest, island, beach or DESERT  Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, 7/23/2017, 4 stars
  5. a vehicle/mode of transportation  Voyage of the Dolphin (Seven Sleepers, Bk 7) by Gilbert Morris, 8/1/2017, 3 stars
  6. a building (school, church, home, courtroom, office)  WILD CARD Empress of the Underworld(Seven Sleepers, #6)  by Gilbert L.Morris, 8/7/2017, 3 stars
  7. a foreign country (i.e. not the one you were born in or currently live in)  I Am Snowing by Pavel Kehout (Czechoslovakia), 8/17/2017, 3.5 stars
  8. an unusual setting (however you choose to define “unusual” –could be dystopian; underground; cyber-space; subway; prison; in a person’s mind…) The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel by Katherine Arden, 1/20/2017, 5 stars (Russia and a mythical world)

Topic 2: All Things to all People - Read a book that features:

  1. 1 protagonist   The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce, 2/17/2017, 4.5 stars
  2. 2 protagonists:  Lock In by John Scalzi, 3/11/2017, 4.5 stars
  3. family members:  Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova, 2/4/2017, 5 stars
  4. colleagues/co-workersThree Day Road by Joseph Boyden, 4/17/2017, 4 stars
  5. friends/neighbors:  Changeless by Gail Carriger, 5/4/2017, 3.5 stars
  6. “frenemies,” or in which the protagonist and antagonist are the same character:   Soulless by Gail Carriger, 5/4/2017, 3 stars

Topic 3: IMHO – Read a book that is:

  1. told from 1st-person point of view  White Knight by Jim Butcher. 4/21/2017, 3.5 stars
  2. told in a diary or letters:  Letters from Skye, 6/5/2018, 5 stars
  3. told from multiple viewpoints The Turret Room by Charlotte Armstrong, 3/8/2017, 4 stars
  4. told from 3rd-person point of view  Mark, the Match Boy by Horatio Alger, 5/17/2017, 4 stars
  5. translated  Beartown  by Fredrik Backman, 5/13/2017, 4 stars

Topic 4: In This Day and Age – Read a book that takes place:

  1. in one month or less  Keepsake Crimes by Laura Childs (USA - French Quarter of New Orleans with a few recipes). 1/12/2017, 2 stars 
  2. in 1 year or less  News of the World by Paulette Jiles, 2/18/207, 5 stars                 
  3. over several years  Going Home by Jon Katz, 1/26/2017, 2 stars
  4. over several decades Roxanna Slade by Reynolds Price (Small North Carolina Town), 1/5/2017, 3 stars
  5. over 1 or more centuries, in the FUTURE, or that involves time travel  Timebound by Rysa Walker, 1/21/2017, 5 stars

Topic 5: Wheel of Fortune - Read a book that:

  1. you intended to read last year but didn’t get to The King's Men by Nora Sakavic, 1/29/2017, 5 stars
  2. has been on your TBR for a while. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, 2/15/2017, 4 stars
  3. you have been hearing about/was recommended to you  The Black Count byTom Reiss, 3/14/2017, 4 stars
  4. is by a favorite author  The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris, 2/23/2017, 4. stars
  5. is by an author to whom you’re giving a second-chance - The Cruelist Month by Louise Penny, 4/23/2017, 4 stars
  6. was made into a film (or will be soon)  Snow Angels by Stewart O'Nan, 2/20/2017, 4 stars

 

 



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Date Posted: 11/27/2016 8:06 PM ET
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I know I'll get 8. I may even get 20.

Topic 1: Everything in its Place - Read a book that features:

  1. a small town Anything is Possible - Elizabeth Strout 7/30 follow on to Lucy Barton with a town full of unhappiness. 2 stars
  2. a large or capital city/densely populated area
  3. an ocean, lake or river
  4. a mountain, forest, island, beach or desert
  5. a vehicle/mode of transportation
  6. a building (school, church, home, courtroom, office…)
  7. a foreign country My Italian Bulldozer- Alexander McCall Smith 7/28 Very silly, with good food, wine, and scenery. 4 Stars
  8. an unusual setting   Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders 3/18  Spirits in the graveyard where Willie Lincoln is interred. Very original. Bardo is the term for a Buddhist purgatory-type transition zone. 4.5 stars

Topic 2: All Things to all People - Read a book that features:

  1. 1 protagonist
  2. 2 protagonists
  3. family members The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings 4/3  Hawaiian family drama made into a movie
  4. colleagues/co-workers
  5. friends/neighbors
  6. “frenemies,” or in which the protagonist and antagonist are the same character

Topic 3: IMHO – Read a book that is:

  1. told from 1st-person point of view The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen 4/11  Powerful; Pulitzer winner; 5 stars
  2. told in a diary or letters
  3. told from multiple viewpoints The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead 1/30 5 stars
  4. told from 3rd-person point of view
  5. translated

Topic 4: In This Day and Age – Read a book that takes place:

  1. in one month or less Eleventh Grave in Moonlight - Darynda Jones 6/2 Cliff-hanger ending 4 stars
  2. in 1 year or less  The Bookshop on the Corner - Jenny Colgan 4/25  A pleasant read. 3stars              
  3. over several years
  4. over several decades
  5. over 1 or more centuries, in the future, or that involves time travel 

Topic 5: Wheel of Fortune - Read a book that:

  1. you intended to read last year but didn’t get to
  2. has been on your TBR for a while
  3. you have been hearing about/was recommended to you A Gentleman in Moscow -Amor Towles 4/28 5 stars
  4. is by a favorite author 
  5. is by an author to whom you’re giving a second-chance
  6. was made into a film (or will be soon)


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Date Posted: 12/10/2016 12:16 AM ET
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Super Deluxe: 30 books, one for each category listed below (or double/triple-up and read 2 or 3 from the same category, as long as you cover at least 2 categories from each topic);  3 wild cards

Deluxe: 20 books, at least 3 from each topic; 1 wild card

Challenge: 12 books, at least 2 from each topic

Mini Challenge: 8 books, at least 1 from each topic

 

Topic 1: Everything in its Place - Read a book that features:

  1. a small town or sparsely populated area   Constable on the Hill by Nichals Rhea (Aidensfield village, North Yorkshire, England)
  2. a large or capital city/densely populated area
  3. an ocean, lake or river
  4. a mountain, forest, island, beach or desert 
  5. a vehicle/mode of transportation  The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (Bookshop in a van)
  6. a building (school, church, home, courtroom, office…)
  7. a foreign country (i.e. not the one you were born in or currently live in)  The Crypt Thief (Hugo Marston, Bk 2) by Mark Pryor (France)
  8. an unusual setting (however you choose to define “unusual” –could be dystopian; underground; cyber-space; subway; prison; in a person’s mind…)

Topic 2: All Things to all People - Read a book that features:

  1. 1 protagonist
  2. 2 protagonists
  3. family members
  4. colleagues/co-workers  The Holver Alley Crew (Streets of Maradaine, Bk 1) by Marshall Ryan Maresca
  5. friends/neighbors
  6. “frenemies,” or in which the protagonist and antagonist are the same character

Topic 3: IMHO – Read a book that is:

  1. told from 1st-person point of view
  2. told in a diary or letters
  3. told from multiple viewpoints   The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
  4. told from 3rd-person point of view
  5. translated   The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, translated by Simon Pare

Topic 4: In This Day and Age – Read a book that takes place:

  1. in one month or less  LZR-1143: Evolution (Book Two of the LZR-1143 Series) by Bryan James
  2. in 1 year or less    The Curious Charms of Arthur Peppper by Phaedra Patrick             
  3. over several years
  4. over several decades
  5. over 1 or more centuries, in the future, or that involves time travel The Fall by David L Dawson (in the future)

Topic 5: Wheel of Fortune - Read a book that:

  1. you intended to read last year but didn’t get to   The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  2. has been on your TBR for a while
  3. you have been hearing about/was recommended to you
  4. is by a favorite author  Bits & Pieces (Rot & Ruin, Bk 5) by Jonathan Maberry
  5. is by an author to whom you’re giving a second-chance
  6. was made into a film (or will be soon)


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Topic 1: Everything in its Place - Read a book that features:

  1. a small town or sparsely populated area 
  2. a large or capital city/densely populated area  The Trespassers by Tana French
  3. an ocean, lake or river  Skelton Lake by Bryan Gruley - would not reccomend, TOO MUCH HOCKEY ( and I like hockey)
  4. a mountain, forest, island, beach or desert
  5. a vehicle/mode of transportation
  6. a building (school, church, home, courtroom, office…)
  7. a foreign country (i.e. not the one you were born in or currently live in)
  8. an unusual setting (however you choose to define “unusual” –could be dystopian; underground; cyber-space; subway; prison; in a person’s mind…)

Topic 2: All Things to all People - Read a book that features:

  1. 1 protagonist
  2. 2 protagonists
  3. family members
  4. colleagues/co-workers
  5. friends/neighbors
  6. “frenemies,” or in which the protagonist and antagonist are the same character

Topic 3: IMHO – Read a book that is:

  1. told from 1st-person point of view
  2. told in a diary or letters
  3. told from multiple viewpoints
  4. told from 3rd-person point of view
  5. translated

Topic 4: In This Day and Age – Read a book that takes place:

  1. in one month or less  Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen 
  2. in 1 year or less                 
  3. over several years
  4. over several decades
  5. over 1 or more centuries, in the future, or that involves time travel 

Topic 5: Wheel of Fortune - Read a book that:

  1. you intended to read last year but didn’t get to
  2. has been on your TBR for a while
  3. you have been hearing about/was recommended to you
  4. is by a favorite author
  5. is by an author to whom you’re giving a second-chance
  6. was made into a film (or will be soon)
Date Posted: 7/23/2017 12:07 AM ET
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Topic 1: Everything in its Place - Read a book that features:

  1. a small town or sparsely populated area   All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  2. a large or capital city/densely populated area  The Trespasser by Tana French
  3. an ocean, lake or river
  4. a mountain, forest, island, beach or desert  The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
  5. a vehicle/mode of transportation  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  6. a building (school, church, home, courtroom, office…)  The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  7.  a foreign country (i.e. not the one you were born in or currently live in)  Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  8. an unusual setting (however you choose to define “unusual” –could be dystopian; underground; cyber-space; subway; prison; in a person’s mind…)  The Dinner by Herman Koch (entire novel takes place over a dinner in a restaurant)

Topic 2: All Things to all People - Read a book that features:

  1. 1 protagonist Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
  2. 2 protagonists
  3. family members
  4. colleagues/co-workers
  5. friends/neighbors
  6. “frenemies,” or in which the protagonist and antagonist are the same character  Lucky You by Erika Carter

Topic 3: IMHO – Read a book that is:

  1. told from 1st-person point of view  Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  2. told in a diary or letters
  3. told from multiple viewpoints
  4. told from 3rd-person point of view
  5. translated  A Man called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Topic 4: In This Day and Age – Read a book that takes place:

  1. in one month or less
  2. in 1 year or less   Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan      
  3. over several years  Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
  4. over several decades  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  5. over 1 or more centuries, in the future, or that involves time travel 

Topic 5: Wheel of Fortune - Read a book that:

  1. you intended to read last year but didn’t get to
  2. has been on your TBR for a while
  3. you have been hearing about/was recommended to you  I didn't come here to make friends by Courtney Robertson
  4. is by a favorite author
  5. is by an author to whom you’re giving a second-chance
  6. was made into a film (or will be soon)  Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon


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