Challenges

Tracking success and less-than-success in reading challenges -- and maybe learning my limits.  

Themed Reading Challenge, 2/1/09 - 7/31/09: My theme: Guilty Conscience Books - Gift books I never read, or books that I or others started but never finished (read 8 of 9)

Books for the Heart, 2/1/09 - 2/14/09: Pledge and donate to your local Heart Association (read 1 book and donated $15)

Sunshine Smackdown - Battle of the Prizes Challenge, 5/1/09 - 9/7/09: My list here - One National Book Award winner, one Pulitzer Prize winner, one dual winner (read 3 of 3)

Colorful Reading Challenge, 1/1/09 - 12/31/09: My list here - One each with silver, gold, black, white, yellow, red, purple, blue and green in the title (read 9 of 9)

Pre-Printing Press Challenge, 5/1/09 - 4/30/10: My list here - Books that came out before 1440, when the printing press was invented (read 5 of 5)

Decades 2010 Reading Challenge, 1/1/10 - 12/31/10: My list here - Ten books from ten consecutive decades (read 10 of 10)

2010 The Lord of the Rings Readalong, 1/1/10 - 4/30/10: The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, one per month (read 4 of 4)

Themed Reading Challenge 2010, 2/14/10 - 8/14/10: My theme: Linkages - Books that contain or provide epigraphs for each other (read 6 of 6)

Battle of the Prizes - American Version, 2/1/10 - 1/31/11: My list here - One National Book Award winner, one Pulitzer Prize winner, one dual winner (read 3 of 3)

Birth Year Reading Challenge, 2/1/10 - 12/31/10: My list here - Books published in 1959 (yikes!) (read 4 of 4)

The Complete Booker 2010 Challenge, 1/1/10 - 12/31/10: My list here - Winners Circle Level: at least 6 winners (read 6 of 6)

Battle of the Prizes - American Version, 2/1/11 - 1/31/12: My list here - One Pulitzer winner, one National Book Award winner, one winner of both (read 2 of 3)

Battle of the Prizes - British Version, 2/1/11 - 1/31/12: My list here - One James Tait Black Prize winner, one Man Booker Prize winner, one winner of both (read 3 of 3)

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2011 - Time Machine, 1/16/11 - 12/31/11: My list here - Books published in 1954 (read 3 of 3)

Battle of the Prizes - American Version, 1/1/12 - 1/31/13: My list here - One National Book Award winner, one Pulitzer Prize winner, one winner of both (read 2 of 3)

Battle of the Prizes - British Version, 1/1/12 - 1/31/13: My list here - Two James Tait Black Prize winners and two Man Booker Prize winners (read 0 of 4, alas)

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2012 - Honors, 1/18/12 - 1/31/13. My list here - Books published in 1959 (-read 0 of 3 - yeesh, I'm a terrible host!)

Mount TBR Reading Challenge, 1/1/16 - 12/31/16. My list here - Books owned prior to 1/1/16 (read 12.5 of 24--sigh)

Color Coded Reading Challenge, 1/1/16 - 12/31/16. My list here - Books with any shade of blue, red, yellow, green, brown, black, white, any other color, and a word that implies color (rainbow, plaid, etc.) on the cover or in the title (read 8.5 of 9)

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2017, 1/1/17 - 12/31/17. My list here - Books published in 1959 (in progress)

Reading Naturally Challenge 2017, 1/1/17 - 12/31/17. My list here - Nature-related books from various categories (in progress)

Dread & Read Challenge 2017, 1/1/17 - 12/31/17. My list here - Dreaded "have to" books from the reading list (in progress)

The 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge 2017, 1/1/17 - 12/31/17. My list here - The name says it all (in progress)

Where Are You Reading? Challenge 2017, 1/1/17 - 12/31/17. My non-list here - One book location name for every letter of the alphabet--theoretically, anyway (in progress)

Color Coded Reading Challenge, 1/1/17 - 12/31/17. My list here - Books with any shade of blue, red, yellow, green, brown, black, white, any other color, and a word that implies color (rainbow, plaid, etc.) on the cover or in the title (in progress)

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