Here we go again.
Ladies and gentlemen, transgenders and androgynes, I present to you:
100 Book Challenge 2011
There are no real rules for the challenge, but I always have some rules for myself, so if you're looking for some structure, here they are:
No re-reads. I don't list the same book twice. If I've read it before, in a previous year, then that's ok. But I don't like seeing the same book more than once on one list.
No cheating.If I read a book halfway, or skip through spots, then it's not allowed to count. Because I haven't read an entire book.
No picture books. I never list picture books, even though I read several of them, usually to my sisters. I don't list them because they hardly contain more text than one of those phone company mailers that at&t sends out every other day.
Simple, really. And if you're thinking that 100 may be too difficult, then think of it this way:
That's three days per book, with 65 free days, for things like work and vacations (although if you're anything like me, you look at a vacation as an opportunity to read more than usual.), and sick days, and anything else that you can think of.
And even if you only have one hour to read every day, if you average, say, 90 pages an hour, then you can read roughly a 270 page book in three days. Which, admittedly, isn't huge, but that's still a fairly susbtantial book.
So go, get started! Post here everytime you've read a new book. Keep a list, and when you reach a milestone (25..50..100...1..) let us know! Tell us if you've read a great book that everyone should know about, or if you've read a terrible book that everyone should avoid eye-contact with.
Good Luck, and happy reading!
-BOOKS MAY BE WRITTEN IN ANY LANGUAGE. A book is a book, no matter what country it comes from.
-PLAYS ARE ACCEPTABLE. Any play goes. Although obviously you can't just go see it. That's like watching the Harry Potter movies and then calling yourself a Potthead.
-GRAPHIC NOVELS COUNT. They're not picture books, because they have more than 5 words a page.
Some people are counting them as half of a book, so it's really up to you.
Hey you! (Yes. YOU.)
~> If you have a question, feel free to PM or comment me, and I'll put the answer up there ^^
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If I got the book for Christmas, started it, put it away again and finish it in 2012, does that count as a book?
I'd say that counts for 2012.
Question! Does non-fiction count? Also, what about Holy books?
Yes, and I would say yes (if you read the whole thing, of course).
Well... *sigh* With school and life getting in the way, I didn't make it to 100 (during the semester, I read exactly one book that wasn't related to class. Pitiful). I enjoyed myself, though!
65. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling (re-read)
66. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling (re-read)
67. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling (re-read)
68. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (re-read)
69. When the Emperor was Divine - Julie Otsuka
70. Warriors Don't Cry - Melba Patillo Beals
71. Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
72. The Aquariums of Pyongyang - Kang Chol-wan & Pierre Rigoulot
73. The Other Side of the Sixties - John Andrew
74. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
75. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
76. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
77. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
78. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
79. Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
80. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
81. All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
82. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
83. Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
84. Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
first reads: 69
Such a good idea! So far I have read "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green, and "Is Everyone Hanging out without Me? And Other Concerns" by Mindy Kaling, both of which I recommend furiously. So excited to start my year off so positively! (:
I've read TFIOS, and I'm in the middle of Winnie the Pooh (the complete works of A.A. Milne not a picture book Winnie the Pooh). I'm really excited because I got a lot of books for my birthday and Christmas and this will help me read them :D
I read my first book KIndred by Octavia Butler. It was a great book!
I've read a few great ones so far this year!
A Visit from the Goon Squad
The Fault in Our Stars
Let's Just Pretend This Never Happened