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 Post subject: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Dec 10th, '18, 16:10    


Sanssouci
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The 2019 Reading Challenge

If you have a reading goal for 2019, feel free to talk about it and keep track of it here!

The Goal:

The goal can be anything you want: 1 book in 2019, 10 books in 2019, 25 books in 2019, 50 books in 2019, 100 books in 2019, reading a certain series in 2019, reading a certain number of pages in 2019, reading the same book 50 times in 2019, etc. Your goal is whatever you want and whatever is challenging yet still fun for you. It's a personal challenge, not a contest. So you set your goal and go at your own pace.

The Books:

You can count or not count any books you want. If you want to count audio books, then do it. If not, then don't. If you want to count manga, then do it. If not, then don't. If you want to count magazines, then do it. If not, then don't. If you want to count books for school, then do it. If not, then don't. It's all up to you!

The Rules:

1. Follow KofK's rules.

2. Don't make fun of anyone for having a different goal than you. We all have different obligations, and priorities, and free time, etc, so all of our reading goals are going to be different, and that's ok. One person might easily finish a 500 page book in a few days, while someone else might struggle to finish 500 pages in a few months, and that's ok. We're not racing, rushing, or competing. We're motivating, encouraging, and having fun.

3. If you want to talk about something that happened in a book, put it in a spoiler.

Who Can Join:
Anyone! Just jump in and say what your goal is!

Deadline for joining:
Feel free to join in any time before 2020!

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Dec 10th, '18, 16:11    


Sanssouci
My 2019 goal is 20 books.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Dec 10th, '18, 22:33    


Akili Li
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I'm breaking 2019 up into months.
So for January 2019, my goal is to reread two of Shakespeare's plays, and start (not finish, just start) the physics book I've been putting off.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Dec 12th, '18, 00:23    


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I'm going with an all year goal + lists for 2-3 months

goal for 2019
~ 24 books

list till 28.02.
Spoiler

'Artful'
by Ali Smith



'The Bear and the Nightingale'
by Katherine Arden



'Spinning Silver'
by Naomi Novik



'Moscow 2042'
by Vladimir Voinovich



'The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities'
by Ann VanderMeer



Mythology
by Thomas Bulfinch



'The Hero with a Thousand Faces'
by Joseph Campbell



'Memoirs of Lady Trent'
by Marie Brennan



~
actually read: none


list till 30.04.
Spoiler

'Artful'
by Ali Smith



'The Bear and the Nightingale'
by Katherine Arden



'Spinning Silver'
by Naomi Novik



'Moscow 2042'
by Vladimir Voinovich



'The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities'
by Ann VanderMeer



Algorithms to Live By
by Thomas Bulfinch



The Fifth Season
N.K. Jemisin



'Memoirs of Lady Trent'
by Marie Brennan



~
actually read: none


list till 30.06.
Spoiler

'Artful'
by Ali Smith



'Spinning Silver'
by Naomi Novik



'Sea of Rust'
by C. Robert Cargill



'Moscow 2042'
by Vladimir Voinovich



Algorithms to Live By
by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths



The Fifth Season
N.K. Jemisin



'Memoirs of Lady Trent'
by Marie Brennan



~
actually read:


'The Importance of Being Earnest'
by Oscar Wilde



'Cloven: Bloodlines' issues 1-2
by Kit Buss



list till 31.08.
Spoiler

'Красное на красном'
by Вера Камша



'Artful'
by Ali Smith



'Sea of Rust'
by C. Robert Cargill



'Moscow 2042'
by Vladimir Voinovich



Algorithms to Live By
by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths



The Fifth Season
N.K. Jemisin



'Memoirs of Lady Trent'
by Marie Brennan



~
actually read:


'Красное на красном'
by Вера Камша



'От войны до войны'
by Вера Камша



list till 31.10.
Spoiler

'Spinning Silver'
by Naomi Novik



'That Inevitable Victorian Thing'
by E.K. Johnston



'Circe'
by Madeline Miller



'Artful'
by Ali Smith



'Sea of Rust'
by C. Robert Cargill



'The Enchanted Forest Chronicles'
by Patricia C. Wrede



'A Night in the Lonesome October'
by Roger Zelazny



'Jamaica Inn'
by Daphne du Maurier



'Moscow 2042'
by Vladimir Voinovich



'Memoirs of Lady Trent'
by Marie Brennan



~
actually read:


'Trials of Artemis'
by Sue London



'Sea of Rust'
by C. Robert Cargill



list till 31.12.
Spoiler

'Spinning Silver'
by Naomi Novik



'Artful'
by Ali Smith



'Black Leopard, Red Wolf'
by Marlon James


~
actually read:


'Spinning Silver'
by Naomi Novik

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Dec 26th, '18, 23:56    


Sanssouci
I am lowering my goal to 15 since I plan on reading some longer books now.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 2nd, '19, 03:47    


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I was going to try 52 books but that seems like a lot so i'm going to try reading
26 books for 2019..

maybe next year i'll aim for 52 :mcsmirk:

~ Read Harry Potter

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 2nd, '19, 04:31    


Akili Li
Right, must get started on my month's challenge!
Although right now I'm in the middle of an E Nesbit because those books are wonderful and there's a number I haven't read yet.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 2nd, '19, 12:20    


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I am aiming for 15 books this time

(2017: aim was 25, 2018: aim was 20; didn't finish either)

Must-read:


Currently reading (started in 2018):
- J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Russian) Deadline: August
- Howard Zinn - A People's History of the United States (English) Deadline: August
- Geoffrey K. Pullum - Linguistics - why it matters

Finished:
1) Vilhelm Moberg - Utvandrarna (Swedish) Deadline: January 31st
2) J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Russian) Deadline: February 28th
3) J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (English) Deadline: February 28th
4) Albert Hofmann - LSD-mein Sorgenkind (German) Deadline: April
5) Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of being a wallflower Deadline: April
6) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Le petit prince Deadline: mid-April
7) Hakan Nesser - Elva dagar i Berlin Deadline: April
8) Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson: the lightning thief Deadline: May
9) Susan Hatler - Every Little Kiss Deadline: June
10) Henning Mankell: Eldens Hemlighet Deadline: June
11) Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson: the sea of monsters Deadline: June
12) Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson: the titan's curse Deadline: July
13) Rick Rioadan - Percy Jackson: the battle of the labyrinth Deadline: August
14) Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson: the last olympian Deadline: August
15) Pamela STH - Winter in Ireland Deadline: September
16) Hortense Ullrich - Liebe macht blond Deadline: Dezember

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 2nd, '19, 14:08    


wulfilalice
good luck with your goals, everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 3rd, '19, 09:27    


Akili Li
I seem to have started the year in a bit of a mess.
Currently have three books going:

"Five Children And It" by E. Nesbit
"Pearls on a Branch; Oral Tales" (30 tales translated by Inea Bushnaq, from Najla Jraissaty Khoury's collection of 100)
"Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual", by G. S. Denning (apparently this is the third of a series, which I hadn't known and started into anyhow)


But at least I've picked out one of my Shakespeare plays. I'm going to do Twelfth Night
(I've read all the plays at least once before but when I went through the titles, I couldn't remember this one, despite how familiar it sounded. Pretty sure it's one of the Falstaff ones, but other than that? Couldn't tell you. Vague recollection of twin shenanigans, but there are several plays with those, so... )

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