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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, December 2, 2016

In a Year Reading Challenge

In a Year
Reading Challenge
2017

hosted at Goodreads
You'll need a Goodreads account (they're free) to sign up.

There are five levels. I'm going for Hard and hope to read 45 books that count.

Mar 16 edit: This is harder than I thought but I've got 26 read so far 

How to Participate:
  • Post here telling the challenge leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active.
  • Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.
Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the challenge leader knows to go look at your original post.

Rules:
Any genre but YA is preferred. Any order, re-reads are allowed. Books can be used for other challenges.
When finished reading a book, you can cross it out or simply put the date you finished reading the book next to the title.

~ Categories and Requirements ~
(I've already found some to read)
Pages 
1. A book under 150 pages - Monsters Don't Scuba Dive by Dadey/Thornton Jones
2. A book with more than 150 pages - Adrenaline Rush by Aiden Bates
3. A book with more than 200 pages - Put a Ring on It by K. A. Mitchell
4. A book with more than 300 pages
5. A book with more than 400 pages
6. A book with more than 500 pages
7. A book with more than 600 pages
8. A book with more than 700 pages
9. A book with more than 800 pages
10. A book that is over 1,000 pages

Genre/Subgenre
11. A book that genre is adventure
12. A book that genre is apocalyptic
13. A book that genre is crime
14. A book that genre is dystopia
15. A book that genre is fantasy
16. A book that genre is a fairy tale
17. A book that genre is historical romance
18. A book that genre is historical fiction
19. A book that genre is horror / thriller
20. A book that genre is a mystery
21. A book that genre is paranormal - Tristan by Joyee Flynn
22. A book that genre is romance - Dare You To by Riley Hart
23. A book that genre is true crime
24. A book that genre is science fiction
25. A book that genre is slice of life
26. A book that genre is suspense
27. A book that genre is time travel - Do-over by Amy Lane
28. A book that genre is urban
29. A book consider literary
30. A book considered a classic
31. A YA book
32. A NA book - Shiny! by Amy Lane
33. An Adult book - Clear Water by Amy Lane
34. A nonfiction book. ( Stuff by Frost and Steketee)
35. A biography, autobiography, or memoir

Creatures
36. A book with a Shape Shifter storyline - Carson by Joyee Flynn (wolves)
37. A book with a Vampire storyline
38. A book with a Plant storyline
39. A book with a Mermaid/Merman storyline
40. A book with a Pirate storyline
41. A book with a Sailor storyline
42. A book with an Assassin storyline
43. A book with a Robot storyline
44. A book with a Human storyline - A Taste of Love by Andrew Grey
45. A book with a Cyborg storyline
46. A book set in a Knight storyline
47. A book set in a Demon/Devil storyline
48. A book set in a Grim Reaper/Death storyline
49. A book set in a Chimera/Griffin storyline
50. A book set in a Giant storyline
51. A book set in a Troll/Ogres storyline
52. A book set in a Yeti/Big Foot/Abominable Snowman storyline
(what, no Zombie?)

Protagonist
53. A book about a major world event (The Day the World Came to Town)
54. A book about the cruelty of war
55 A book about Peace.
56. A book with a single parent - Country Passion by Aiden Bates (Feb 17)
57. A book with an orphan
58. A book with an accident
59. A book where a life hangs in the balance of death
60. A book where an animal is the protagonist
61. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
62. A book about mental illness (Still Alice or 600 Hours of Edward)
63. A book about an anti hero / dark hero

Published
64. A book published within the last year - Buried Passions by Aiden Bates
65. A book originally written in a language other than English or your first language (The Missing)
66. A book from a cover that grabs you to read or to purchase
67. A book/series that you started but didn’t finish
68. A long running series (a Xanth novel, Lee Child, Mitch Rapp, Prey)
69. A book about books
70. A book mentioned in another book (William's Doll)
71. A book published more than 100 years ago
72. Read a complete series that is more than 3 books - Cedar Falls by Shea Balik

Authors
73. A new book by a favourite female author
74. A new book by a favourite male author
75. A book by a new to you author - Weight for Happiness by Jason Collins
76. A book that is a reread of a favourite author (Cat Who, Dick Francis)
77. An author's last book published (The Cat Who had 60 Whiskers)
78. An author's first book published (The Cat Who could read Backwards)


Recommended / Rated
79. A book that a member has given 5 stars rating
80. A book that is one of your oldest on your Goodreads TBR list
81. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
82. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
83. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
84. A book that became/will be a movie/TV show

Titles
85. A book with a number in the title
86. A book with a one-word title - Wish by Barbara O'Connor
87. A book with a two-word title - Screw Santa by Joyee Flynn
88. A book with three or more word title - Fish Stick Fridays by Rhys Ford
89. A book with a colour in the title - Borrowing Blue by Lucy Lennox
90. A book with a name in the title - The Adventure of the Gloria Scott by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
91. A book with a word in the title that begins with the 1st letter of your name - Get Nailed by Shea Balik
92. A book with a type of food/drink in the title - Fish out of Water by Amy Lane
93. A "between the numbers" book in a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
94. A book with a double letter in the title - Lennox by Joyee Flynn
95. A book with the same letter more than one time in the title (a Cosy Comfy life, Bang Bang, what comes Around goes Around) - Mighty Men with Weapons by Addison Avery

Travel / Culture
96. A book set in the country you live in or would love to live in - Stupid Mistletoe by Joyee Flynn
97. A book set in the past
98. A book set in the future
99. A book set in elementary school
100. A book set in high school
101. A book set in college
102. An identity book - A book that is about a culture
103. An identity book - a book about a different sexual orientation
104. A fairy tale from a culture other than your own

Holidays / Vacations / Celebration
105. A book set during Christmas - Alone for Christmas by Ashley John
106. A book set during New Years
107. A book set during Valentines (My Zombie Valentine or Valentine Kittens)
108. A book set during Halloween
109. A book set during Independence (could be Fourth of July, Canada Day, Cinco de Mayo, etc.)
110. A book set during Thanksgiving
111. A book set during Summertime/School vacation
112. A book set during Wintertime
113. A book set at the Beach / Lake
114. A book that has a Wedding
115. A book that has a graduation of any kind
116. A book that has an Awards Ceremony
117. A book that celebrates coming to adulthood
118. A book that celebrates childhood
119. A book that celebrates one's own accomplishments

Miscellaneous
120. A book that made you think (The Dalai Lama's Cat)
121. A book that made you happy
122. A book that made you sad
123. One of your books that has your highest rating on your TBR
124. A book you meant to read in 2016, but didn't (Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell)
125. The first book in a new to you series - Dying to be Loved by Aimee Nicole Walker
126. The next book in a series you are reading (Paws and Effect by Sofie Kelly)
127. A book everyone is talking about
128. A book you're embarrassed to read in public (Deviations: submission) - not really but I refuse to read Twilight or 50 Shades
129. A book with a great opening line



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