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Date Posted: 12/26/2017 1:19 AM ET
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Welcome to 2018’s Back-to-School Challenge. Listed below you will find several disciplines followed by courses in those disciplines. Make your reading selections to suit your graduation goal:

  • Cum laude: 1 course from each discipline (6 books) plus 1 elective (2 books). Total books = 8
  • Magna cum laude: 2 courses from each discipline (12 books total) plus 2 electives (4 books). Total books = 16
  • Summa cum laude: 3 courses from each discipline (18 books) plus 3 electives (6 books). Total books = 24 books

You may substitute an elective choice for 2 courses from other disciplines.

Electives may be repeated once for credit. (For example, you might read 4 books from the same geographic location.)

Please include the date you complete each course and your evaluation of the materials covered.

Note: As a reminder, when choosing a book that "has to do with" a course, you may interpret "has to do with" as strictly or as loosely as you prefer. For example, looser interpretations of "a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water" might include just an image of a ship on the cover or the word "water" in the title.

Course offerings:

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling

Psychology:

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective 
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death

Humanities:

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors
  2. Two books from the same geographic location
  3. Two recommended books
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books
  5. Two award-winners

Fill in your schedule below:

Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

 

 

Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

Humanities

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

 

Please note the (now-corrected) error in the challenge "schedule" chart I originally posted: there is no social studies category. I adjusted the number of books required as well. (Thanks go out to Margaret for catching the mistake.)

 



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Course offerings:

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling

Psychology:

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective 
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death

Humanities:

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors
  2. Two books from the same geographic location
  3. Two recommended books
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books
  5. Two award-winners

Graduation Goal: Magna cum laude

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

Rule of thumb: The Last Policeman by Winters

 

8/18

3 stars

Foreign Language

 

 

End of the road: Fool's Fate by Hobb

2/26/18

4 stars

Social Studies

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

1) Cabin fever: The Charm School by DeMille 

5/6/18

2.5/5 stars

Physical Education

 

 

1) All in the same boat: Offshore by Fitzgerald 

 

1/5/18

 

3/5 stars

 

Science

 

 

Barking up the wrong tree: The Lying Game by Ware

 

 

 

Humanities

 

 

A blessing in disguise: Mirror Dance by Bujold

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

Two new-to-you authors:

  • The Sudden Apperance of Hope by North
  • Ancillary Justice by Leckie

 

 

9/11/18

 

3 stars

 

 



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My Spot!

Course offerings:

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws
  4. Knock on woodA book that has to do with superstition,  magic, or gambling- - CARPE DEMON

Psychology:

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective PLAID AND PLAGIARISM
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death

Humanities:

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors
  2. Two books from the same geographic location
  3. Two recommended books
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books
  5. Two award-winners

Fill in your schedule below:

Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

Carpe Demon

 

 

Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

 

 

 Our Souls at Night

 1/1

 5 stars all about 

 Relationships 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 Plaid and Plagiarism

 1/5

 5 stars

Humanities

 

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Done!  10/17/2018

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth.   The Liars' Club by Mary Karr (Humorous book that focuses on a disfunctional but poor  working family that at last inherits money from the wife's mother.), 3/14/2018, 3 stars
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment  That Autumn in Edinburgh by Ciji Ware, 5/30/2018, 3 stars  (The key characters are both working to save family businesses on the brink of ruin.)
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws:  I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. 3/27/2018, 3 stars (
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling  Caraval (Caraval, Bk 1) by Stephanie Garber, 1/31/2018, 2 stars.

Psychology:

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment  A Taint in the Blood by S.M. Stirling, 4/19/2018, 1 star (Negative at the lowest point if I could rate it that.  Grotesque, brutal, horror at its worst.  DON'T bother reading it.
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generositPeaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris, 4/20/2018, 4.5 stars
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families  The Children's Crusade by J. E. ChristianAntonio Jocson, 2/19/2018, 3 stars
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy  Bossypants by Tina Fey, 1/12/2018, 3 stars

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water  At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen, 2/23/2018. 4.5 stars
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk:  The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings. 2/12/2018. 3 stars (Sara St. John's son loves to ski off the trails sometimes, known to out ski avalanches until he doesn't.)
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports:  Class A Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere by Lucas Mann, 9/17/2018, 3.5 stars
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or warBest Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie, 3/5/2018, 4.5 stars

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness  Twelve Clean Pages by Nika Maples, 4/11/2018, 5 stars
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective  Hand in Glove by Ngaio Marsh, 1/11/2018, 3 stars
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival (topic doesn't say the key character survives)  Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal Of Shackleton's Polar-bound Cat by Caroline Alexander, 2/13/2018, 3 stars.  This is a most entertaining approach to Shackleton's trip where the Endurance became mired in ice only to be crushed to pieces during the melt.  The narrator is a cat, Mrs. Chippy, whose antics and affection helped keep spirits of the crew positive during that long cold winter. 
  4. âHold your horses - a book that has to do with animals  A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans, 1/22/2018, 5 stars

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation  Abarat by Clive Barker. 1/19/2018, 4.5 stars
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translatedThe Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo. 4/22/2018, 4 stars
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, 5/12/20`8, 3 stars
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death The Picnic Tree by Bonnie Reese, 1/30/2018, 4 stars

Humanities:

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts  The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Album, 3/18/2018m 3 stars
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking  The Curious Cook by Harold McGee
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise  The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, 6/13/2018, 4 stars (Gemma runs away from her fiance and takes a new name to conceal her identity.)
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics  The Black Country by Alex Grecian, 9/2/2018, 4 stars

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors  The Enemy (Enemy, Bk 1) by Charlie Higson, 1/19/2018, 3 stars and Old Man's War (Old Man's War, Bk 1) by John Scalz, 4/2/2018, 4 stars
  2. Two books from the same geographic location  Shift, 10/15/2018, 4 stars and Dust, 10/17/2018, 4 stars
  3. Two recommended books  Wide Open by Deborah Coates. 4/14/2018, 4 stars, and The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, Bk 1), 2, , 5/9/2018, 4 stars
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books The Dream Thieves5/22/2018, 4 stars by Maggie Stiefvater  and  Blue Lily Lily Blue, 7/5/2018, 3 stars,  by  Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Two award-winnersOne:  The Bone People by Keri Hulme, 1/3/2017, 5 stars; Two:  Home by Marilynnne Robinson, 3/20/2018, 4 stars

 



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Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

 

Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth

Curious Minds (Knight and Moon, Bk 1) Author: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton

2-10-2018

4.0 stars - This was a fun, quick read. Looking forward to book 2.

Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment

Color Me Murder - Pen & Ink Author: Krista Davis

3-6-2018

4.0 stars - Nice start to a new cozy series. Looking forward to book 2.

Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws

Entombed (Alex Cooper, Bk 7) Author: Linda A. Fairstein

7-23-2018

3.0 stars - I liked learning about Edgar Allan Poe's life. This book meandered all over, and by the end, all the coincidences were getting ridiculous.

Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling

Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond Author: Kim Harrison

1-12-2018

3.5 stars - As with most story collections, I really like some and wade through others.

Foreign Language

 

 

 

Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire

1-1-2018

2.0 stars - Interesting concept, but rambled a lot

Greek to me - a book that has been translated 

Grotesque Author: Natsuo Kirino, Rebecca Copeland (Translator)

9-3-2018

5 stars - This book was long, but completely engrossing. Loved it!

Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group

Carve the Mark Author: Veronica Roth

5-17-2018

1 star - Boring.

End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death

The Eight Author: Katherine Neville

1-28-2018

3.5 stars - Slow paced. Not much suspense until the last 100 pages

Psychology

 

 

 

Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment

The Ritual Author: Adam Nevill

3-4-2018

3.0 stars - I think this would have been better as 2 books. Too wordy to build much suspense.

Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 12) Author: Tess Gerritsen

4-7-2018

3.5 stars - Nice, standard police procedural. Nothing really stands out about it.

Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families

Fallow (Whyborne & Griffin) (Volume 8) Author: Jordan L. Hawk

4-12-2018

5 stars - Love, love, love this series!

Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy

How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers Author: Max Booth III

1-13-2018

3.5 stars - Funny, but a little repetitive

Physical Education

 

 

 

All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water

Snapper Author: Peter Maloney, Felicia Zekauskas

8-15-2018

4 stars - Quick, fun read. It would make a good horror B-movie.

Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk

Dangerous Minds - Knight and Moon, Bk 2 Author: Janet Evanovich

2-11-2018

4.0 stars - Another quick, fun, page-turner. The humor is a little corny, but I like this duo.

The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports

One Perfect Kiss (Hope, Bk 8) Author: Jaci Burton

10-15-2018

3.0 - A bit slow. The author spent a lot of time catching up with previous characters' relationships. Could have easily cut 50 pages from this book.

Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war

Renegades - Renegades, Bk 1 Author: Marissa Meyer

2-24-2018

3.0 stars - Kind of slow. It felt like a 500 page set up for book 2.

Science

 

 

 

Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness

Witch Creek: A Wildlands Novel Author: Laura Bickle

4-3-2018

3.5 stars - Great series with a strong female lead.

Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective 

Death & the Viking's Daughter - An Auction Block Mystery Author: Loretta Ross

2-13-2018

4.5 stars - Love this series! 

Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival

Hell Divers (Hell Divers Trilogy, Book 1) Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith 

2-8-2018

4.5 stars - Excellent page turner!

Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals

No Farm, No Foul - Farmer's Daughter, Bk 1 Author: Peg Cochran

2-10-2018

3.0 stars - A nice, middle of the road cozy. 

Humanities

 

 

 

Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts

Paint the Town Dead - Silver Six, Bk 2 Author: Nancy Haddock

1-31-2018

2.5 stars - I just couldn't get in to this one. 

It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking

A Room With a Brew - A Brewing Trouble Mystery Author: Joyce Tremel

1-13-2018

3.0 stars - Middle of the road cozy. I liked the first 2 books in this series much better.

A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise

A Disguise to Die For - Costume Shop, Bk 1 Author: Diane Vallere

8-25-2018

2.5 stars - As the 1st book in the series, the author spent so much time world building that the mystery was slow and boring. Couldn't wait for it to end.

Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics

The Lost Plot - The Invisible Library Novel Author: Genevieve Cogman

1-14-2018

4.0 stars - I think this series gets better as it goes along.

Electives

 

 

 

Two books by new-to-you authors

Unearthed Author: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

 

 

Survival of the Fritters (A Deputy Donut Mystery) Author: Ginger Bolton

 

3-9-2018

 

 

4-12-2018

 

2.5 stars - Main characters did a lot of stupid things that just didn't make sense. The plot plodded along. A lot of the science was inaccurate.
 

1 star - Boring. Characters were unlikeable. Any clues found were completely out of left-field. The whole plot felt forced.

 

Two books from the same geographic location

Total Eclipse of The Hunt Author: Mandy M. Roth, Everlasting, Maine
 

Dead Man Talking (Happily Everlasting, Bk 1) Author: Jana DeLeon, Everlasting, Maine

1-6-2018
 


1-28-2018

4.0 stars - I didn't like this one as much as the first Mandy Roth book in this series. This one felt rushed.
 

4.0 stars - A fun start to the series, even though it was the 5th book of the series I'd read.

Two recommended books

 

 

 

Two library/borrowed/traded books

 

 

 

Two award-winners

After the People Lights Have Gone Off Author: Stephen Graham Jones

 

5-3-2018

 

4 stars - Nice variety of stories. This is Horror Award for Short Story Collection (2014)

 



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Sounds fun I will try

Great job!

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling

Psychology:

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water  At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective 
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death

Humanities:

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors
  2. Two books from the same geographic location
  3. Two recommended books
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books
  5. Two award-winners:  One:  Two:

Fill in your schedule below:

Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

Wild Fire by Illona Andres

1/14`

4 stars

Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

A Promise of Ruin 

1/8

4 stars

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities

 

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

 



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I am joining too.  My spot.

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth - Lethal Legacy
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment Discover the Wealth Within You
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling

Psychology: COMPLETED

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment - The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity - Always by Sarah Jio
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families - Secrets in Summer
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 other things Dave Ramsey taught be about debt by Jon Acuff

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water -The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk - No Cure For the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery by Christine Trent
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness - The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective- X by Sue Grafton
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animalsBetter Off Read by Nora Page

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group - Here's to Us
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death -The English Wife

Humanities: COMPLETED

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects by Lisa Occhipinti
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking - Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise Winter by Marissa Meyer 
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics - Secret Keeping by John Howard Prin

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors - Wonder by R.J Palacio and Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson COMPLETED
  2. Two books from the same geographic location Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand and The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand COMPLETED
  3. Two recommended booksBanish Clutter Forever by Sheila Chandra and Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra COMPLETED
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books - Mod Podge Rocks by Amy Anderson The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand COMPLETED
  5. Two award-winners:  One:  Two:

Fill in your schedule below:

Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

Put your money where your mouth is-Discover the Wealth Inside You by Ric Edelman

Mother Load - Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
Rule of Thumb -
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

1/7

 

1/14
7/27

4 stars - well done but a bit outdated

5 stars - 
5 stars

Foreign Language

 

 

Melting Pot - Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
End of the Road - The English Wife by Lauren Willig

2/17
2/19

4 stars
2 stars

Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

Elephant in the room – Secrets in Summer
Bend over backwards - Always

Cabin Fever - The Edge of Lost
Tongue in Cheek - Gazelles, baby steps and 37 other things Dave Ramsey taught me about debt 

1/1/18
4/7

1/20
4/15

2 stars-overdone with the dysfunctional family.
1 star
5 stars
3 stars

Physical Education

 

 

All in the Same Boat - The Woman in Cabin 10
Out on a Limb - No Cure for the Dead by Christine Trent

Jumping the Gun - Manhattan Beach
 

2/6
8/13

1/22

3 stars
3 stars

4 stars

Science

 

 

Under the weather - The Matchmaker
Barking up the wrong tree - X
Hold your horses - Better Off Read

3/2
3/12
6/28

3 stars
3 stars
3 stars

Humanities

 

 

Like a Broken Record - The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti
It's a Piece of Cake - Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams
Benedict Arnold - Secret Keeping by John Howard Prin
Blessing in Disguise - Winter by Marissa Meyer

8/16

5/27
1/28

9/11

 

2 stars

3 stars
4 stars
4 stars

Electives

 

 

New to me author - Wonder by RjJ. Palacio
New to me author - Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson
2 Books from same geographic location - Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand
2 Books from same geographic location - The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
Recommended to me - Banish Clutter Forever by Sheila Chandra
Recommended to me - Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra
Library/Borrowed/Traded - Mod Podge Rocks by Amy Anderson
Library/Borrowed/Traded - The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

2/2
2/10
7/1
7/15

4/1

7/7


3/11

3/30

4 stars
4 stars
3 stars
4 stars

3 stars

2 stars


3 stars

4 stars

 



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Great challenge! I'm in.

Course offerings:

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling

Psychology:

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective 
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death

Humanities:

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors
  2. Two books from the same geographic location
  3. Two recommended books
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books
  5. Two award-winners

Fill in your schedule below:

Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities

 

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date Posted: 12/28/2017 11:10 PM ET
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This looks like it will allow me to use up several books from my TBR, but still have the fun of finding books that fit! I'll try for:

  • Summa cum laude: 3 courses from each discipline (21 books) plus 3 electives (6 books). Total books = 27 books

You may substitute an elective choice for 2 courses from other disciplines.

Electives may be repeated once for credit. (For example, you might read 4 books from the same geographic location.)

Please include the date you complete each course and your evaluation of the materials covered.

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors
  2. Two books from the same geographic location
  3. Two recommended books
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books
  5. Two award-winners

Fill in your schedule below:

Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

 Math

 

 

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth The Thief (Queen's Thief, Bk 1) :: Megan Whalen Turner
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day (Miss Julia, Bk 16) :: Ann B. Ross
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws Oathbreakers (Vows and Honor, Bk 2) :: Mercedes Lackey
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling A Scandal in Battersea (Elemental Masters, Bk 12) :: Mercedes Lackey

1/16/2018

 

 

 March 2018

 

 July 2018

 

 2/8/2018

5 stars a keeper

 

3 stars - not as good as Miss Julia

 3.5 stars

 

4.5 stars

Foreign Language

 

 

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation March Upcountry (Empire of Man, Bk 1) :: John Ringo, David Weber
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group March to the Sea (Empire of Man, Bk 2) :: John Ringo, David Weber
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief, Bk 5) :: Megan Whalen Turner

 April 2018

 

 

 April 2018

 

 1/18/2018

 4 stars

 

 

 4 stars

 

  4 stars

 Psychology

 

 

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment Hearts of Fire: Eight Women in the Underground Church & Their Stories of Costly Faith :: Voice of Martyrs
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families Death in Paradise ( Jesse Stone, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) :: Robert B. Parker, Robert Forester (Narrator)
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy Hardcore Twenty-Four: A Stephanie Plum Novel :: Janet Evanovich

  September

 

 

 

 April 2018

 

 March 2018

  3 stars

 

 

 

 3.5 stars

 

 3.5 stars

 Physical Education

 

 

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water Melting Stones (Circle Reforged, Bk 2) :: Tamora Pierce
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk A Conspiracy of Kings (Queen's Thief) :: Megan Whalen Turner
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports Hoop Crazy (Chip Hilton Sports) :: Wally Walker, Bob Knight, Clair Bee
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war The Queen of Attolia (Queen's Thief) :: Megan Whalen Turner

 March 2018

 

 

 1/17/2018

 

 1/16/2018

 

 

 1/16/2018

 4 stars

 

 

 4 stars

 

 4 stars.

 

 

 4 stars

 Science

 

 

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness Falling for You Again (Four Seasons, Bk 3) :: Catherine Palmer, Gary Chapman
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective  The King of Attolia (Queen's Thief) :: Megan Whalen Turner
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness :: Scott Hunt
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) :: Mercedes Lackey

  April 2018

 

 

1/16/2018

 

 May 2018

 July 2018

 

3.5 stars

 

 

 4.5 stars

 

 3 stars

 4 stars

 

 Humanities

 

 

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts Ballet Family :: Mabel Esther Allan
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking Weddings and Wasabi (Sushi, Bk 4) :: Camy Tang
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise Not My Will :: Francena H. Arnold
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics A Call to Duty (Honorverse: Manticore Ascendant, Bk 1) :: Timothy Zahn, David Weber

February 2018

 

April 2018

 

February 2018

 

May 2018

 4 stars

 

 3.5 stars

 

  4.5 stars

 

 4.5 stars

Electives

 

 

  Elective One: Library Books:

  1. Nine Women One Dress :: Jane L. Rosen
  2. The Path of Daggers: Book Eight of 'The Wheel of Time' (Wheel of Time) :: Robert Jordan

   Elective Two: Two books by new-to-you authors

  1. Carpe Demon: Adventures of Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Kate Connor, Bk 1) :: Julie Kenner
  2. Relentless Love : God's Faithfulness In The Face of Human Failure :: Lisa Harper

  Elective Three: Recommended books (whole series was recommended)

  1. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, Bk 11) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) :: Robert Jordan, Kate Reading (Narrator), Michael Kramer (Narrator)
  2. Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, Book 10) :: Robert Jordan

 Elective Four: Two books from the same geographic         location

  1. Sushi for One? (Sushi, Bk 1) :: Camy Tang  (California)
  2. Only Uni (Sushi, Bk 2) :: Camy Tang
    (California)

  1/15/2018

  1/19/2018

 

 

 

 February 2018

 

March 2018

 

 

 

February  2018

 

 

 

 March 2018

 March 2018

 4 stars;

 3.5 stars

 

 

 

 4 stars

 

4 stars

 

 

 

 4 stars

 

 

 

 3.5 stars

 3.5 stars

 



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Course offerings:

Math:

  1. Mother lode – a book that has to do with treasure, fortune, or wealth
  2. Put your money where your mouth is – a book that has to do with finance, jobs, or employment
  3. Rule of thumb - a book that has to do with rules or laws
  4. Knock on wood - a book that has to do with superstition, magic, or gambling

Psychology:

  1. Cabin fever – a book that has to do with isolation or imprisonment
  2. Bend over backwards –a book that has to do with helping others, helping professions or generosity
  3. Elephant in the room – a book that has to do with dysfunctional families
  4. Tongue in cheek – a book that has to do with humor or comedy

Physical Education:

  1. All in the same boat – a book that has to do with a ship, an island or a body of water
  2. Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk
  3. The ball is in your court - a book that has to do with sports
  4. Jumping the gun – a book that has to do with weaponry, fighting, a battle or war

Science:

  1. Under the weather – a book that has to do with illness
  2. Barking up the wrong tree – a book that has to do with misdirection, a mystery, a search or a detective 
  3. Weathering a storm – a book that has to do with survival
  4. Hold your horses - a book that has to do with animals

Foreign Language:

  1. Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation
  2. Greek to me - a book that has been translated 
  3. Melting pot – a book that has to do with more than one racial or ethnic group
  4. End of the road – a book that has to do with a journey, quest or death

Humanities:

  1. Like a broken record – a book that has to do with the arts
  2. It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking or cooking
  3. A blessing in disguise - a book that has to do with spirituality or disguise
  4. Benedict Arnold – a book that has to do with betrayal or politics

Electives choices:

  1. Two books by new-to-you authors
  2. Two books from the same geographic location
  3. Two recommended books
  4. Two library/borrowed/traded books ONE more
  5. Two award-winners

Fill in your schedule below:

Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

Knock on Wood:  The Rules of Magic - Alice Hoffman

4/17

4

Foreign Language

 

 

Go the extra mile - a book that has to do with travel or transportation  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce

Melting Pot:  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane - Lisa See

End of the Road: The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin

5/4

 

2/12

3/28

4 stars

 

4 stars

4 stars

Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

Elephant in the Room: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

Bend over backwards   The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy - Rachel Joyce

Tongue in Cheek  Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sederis

2/20

6/14

 

9/23

4 Stars

5 Stars

 

4 stars

Physical Education

 

 

Out on a limb – a book that has to do with risk The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

6/20

4 stars

Science

 

 

Weathering a storm - The Casualties- Nick Holdstock

Barking up the wrong tree: The Promise-Robert Crais

 4/19

 4/30

 3 stars

 4 stars

Humanities

 

 

It’s a piece of cake – a book that has to do with food, drinking  The Wedding Date-Jasmine Guillory

Benedict Arnold – a book that has to  do with betrayal or politics Americanah-C. N. Adichie

7/19

6/17

4 stars

5 stars

Electives

 

 

Two award-winners The Devil in the White City-Erik Larson (Edgar, true crime)

Two Library Books  America For Beginners - Leah Franqui

7/8

10/21

5 stars

4 stars

 



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Popping in to check on everyone's progress wink

Date Posted: 2/20/2018 9:13 AM ET
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Bump

Date Posted: 2/24/2018 2:40 PM ET
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Graduation Goal:

Course selections

Date completed

Course Evaluation

Math

 

 

 

 

Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

Humanities

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 4/15/2018 11:34 AM ET
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Checking in.  Sometimes I forget to post my books.