Duration: Jan 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2017 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.
1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab
I’m starting this one late but if I do just a tad more than one discussion a week then I should be able to hit that lovely 41+!
Another really fun challenge that combines reading and monopoly! Since this one is so long it gets its very own post and updates. Now to remember to do it!
Yes. We’re hanging our heads in some blogger-girl shame. lolThe Blogger Shame challenge is a cheeky way to admit our guilt…and go about fixing it. Tackling those review books that have slipped through the cracks over the years. Any review book over 4 months past due is game!
My Goals: Netgalley & Owl Crate Attack!
I have so many that were due last year! I started my subscription with Owl Crate and wound up keeping all the lovelies and shelving the books without reading.
- Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
- Framed and Burning by Lisa Burnette
- Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
- Crossing in Time by D.L. Orton
Goal: To grow your TBR pile responsibly and read the books you already own. You have ‘em, now read ‘em!
- Read books that are in your personal library that were obtained before January 1, 2017.
- Responsibly obtain books for your personal library. There’s a way to do this responsibly!?
- You may wish to abstain from purchasing books or set a book budget for yourself. Book Budget!
- You decide the best way to get control of your TBR pile and read the books you already own.
Now Select Your Goal for the Shelf Love Challenge 2017!
- 1-10 books: shake hands with your shelves
- 11-20 books: pat your shelves on the back
- 21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug
- 31-40 books: regular date night with your shelves
- 41-50 books: my shelves are now my bff
- 51+ books: my shelves and I are going steady
I am in love with this challenge! First of all, not spending money on books is a very difficult thing, as we all know! I also just moved into a house that has a room for a library, so NOT spending money on books is going to be even harder.
To keep me on budget, I’m creating a tracking sheet. I just bought two books for my new library (of course) so I’m counting them in my Feb. Jan the hubby and I were too busy getting ready to move to order any books, thankfully!
I do have an account with Audible and Owlcrate so I know that my hubby and I will be spending at least $50 a month on books. I’m okay with spending another $50 as long as we’re reading the already purchased books as well as the ones on KU (which rarely happens).
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Duration: Jan 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017
- All books must be read in 2017.
- You must also post a wrap-up review and link it to the challenge no later than December 31, 2017.
- All books must have been written at least 50 years ago.
- You must read a different book for EACH category, or it doesn’t count.
12 classic books, but with slightly different categories. You do not have to read all 12 books to participate in this challenge!
- Complete six categories
- Complete nine categories
- Complete all twelve categories – What I plan to do
And here are the categories for the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge:
1. A 19th century classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899. – Pride and Prejudice
2. A 20th century classic – any book published between 1900 and 1967. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications. – Fahrenheit 451
3. A classic by a woman author. Jane Eyre
4. A classic in translation. Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. – The Odyssey
5. A classic originally published before 1800. Hamlet
6. A romance classic. I’m pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot. – Wuthering Heights
7. A Gothic or horror classic. – Frankenstein
8. A classic with a number in the title. – A Tale of Two Cities
9. A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title. – The Metamorphosis
10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit. – A Movable Feast
11. An award-winning classic. – Grapes of Wrath
12. A Russian classic. – Crime and Punishment
Begins Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 2017
- Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries
- Famished – 11 – 20 Cozy Mysteries
- Yearning – 21 – 40 Cozy Mysteries
- Starving – 41 – 60 Cozy Mysteries
- Ravenous – 61 – 80 Cozy Mysteries
- Voracious – 81 – 100 Cozy Mysteries
- Completely Satiated – 101 or more
I’ve been super into cozy mysteries lately so I’m going to try for as many as I can get into my head! I’ll say 40 because I also have the Perpetual for Lilian Jackson Braun but I am hoping for more!
- Terry Pratchett
- Stephen King
- Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Lilian Jackson Braun
18/341 — Started 01/2016 Finished —-
I’d love to read at least one a month, hopefully two, until I am finished. The books below are what I’m hoping to get to this year and what I’ve read so far.
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
- Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
- Christine by Stephen King
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Carrie by Stephen King
- A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Cujo by Stephen King
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- The Crucible by Arthur Miller
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
- Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
- Inferno by Dante
- The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
- The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
- Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf