2017 BibliOdyssey of Reading Challenges

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Last year was a no-show year for me in reading. Hardly got anything done, due to lots of life’s speed bumps. But I’m a die-hard book nerd, plus a reading challenge “addict,” so it’s once again into the happy book lists and wishes for 2017.  I’m lured by the prospect of keeping up with my readings, but unfortunately, LIFE gets in the way sometimes. This is still one of my delightful, un-guilty pleasures at any time.
This year, I plan to tackle this in a more organized way, say, read 40 pages a day, everyday. But the actual plan is 14 books per month, along with 6 picture books. Being a schoolteacher, I have access to a wealth of children’s lit most months of the year.
A lifelong bibliophile, this is like being a kid in a huge bookshop. Reading challenges also give me an inside to what other like readers are paging through, and a whole new community of biblio-sharing is created.  It’s also just another neat way of social networking through reading.
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 CURRENT CHALLENGES [mainly from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014]

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My goal for this year: 168 books [avg.14 books per month]
JANUARY:
1. Harvard Works Because We Do

2. Gandhi, by Demi
3. States of Decay
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  2016 Categories – 17 Categories [4 titles each]
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Friendship
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For & About the Ladies:
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Families
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the Black Experience
1. Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph……….
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 Books & Reading
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Histories of Everyday Things
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Home, Sweet Home

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People & Society
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Hidden Gems About People’s Lives
1. Harvard Works Because We Do
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Nature & Eco-Awareness
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Around  the Dinner Table
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With This Ring
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Wanderlust–Travel & Places

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Foodie Romances
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Seek Ye First……..
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My Kind of Town — Chicago
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Seek Ye First…….
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2017 Foodies Reading Challenge –Jan. 1- Dec. 31, 2017

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 2017  50 States Challenge [from Library Thing] This is an ongoing challenge, without a defined ending time.

Alaska-
Alabama-
Arizona -Roxaboxen
Arkansas-

California-Coming Home
Colorado-

ConnecticutSavor the Moment
Delaware
Florida-
Georgia-
Hawaii-
Idaho-
Lucy Gets Her Life Back
Illinois-
Weird Illinois
Indiana-
Iowa-
Tomas and the Library Lady
Kansas-
Savvy
Louisiana-
Maine-  

MarylandHarbor Lights
MassachusettsWildwater Walking Club
Minnesota-
Missouri-
Montana- Nevada-
New Hampshire-
New Mexico-
New York-
Drita My Homegirl
North Carolina
Surviving the Applewhites
North Dakota
Ohio- Oklahoma-
Oregon-
PennsylvaniaWhen Marian Sang
Rhode Island – The Next Best Thing
South Carolina-
South Dakota-
Tennessee-
Vermont-
Virginia- Laws of Attraction [Woods]
Washington- 
6 Rainier Drive
West Virginia-
Wisconsin-
Wyoming-
 

 

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MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE  MOUNT TBR READING CHALLENGE–Tackle my stacks, shelves, and nightstand for all the postponed titles I’ve been meaning to read…..

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2016 Contemporary Romance [20  titles]

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FAIRY TALES RE-TOLD CHALLENGE  Jan. 1–Dec.31, 2017book-fairy castle Goal: 12  books
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2017  Color-Coded Reading Challenge  GOAL: 1 book in each color category
1. YELLOW
2. GREEN
3. RED
4. BROWN
5. BLACK
6. WHITE
7. BLUE
8. OTHER/PINK:
9. GENERAL COLORS

ALPHABET CHALLENGE [fr. Library Thing]

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Adult titles:
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H- Harvard Works Because We Do
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S-States of Decay
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Juvenile Titles:
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E- Erandi’s Braids
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G- Gandhi [Demi]
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T- There Was An Old Man Who Painted the Sky
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2016 “I LOVE PICTURE BOOKS” CHALLENGE reading as flying 1. Erandi’ Braids
2.Gandhi
3. There Was An Old Man Who Painted the Sky
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One Response to 2017 BibliOdyssey of Reading Challenges

  1. You have some great reading challenges here. Can I plug mine? Diversity on the Shelf 2015 at http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com Check it out!

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