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~* The 250 Book Challenge *~

What it says in the title! I challenge you to read 250 books in a year. Think you can do it? Get reading!

 

The Rules:

 

1. You have between August 1st 2014 (00:00am GMT), and July 31st 2015 (at 11:59pm GMT) to read 250 books. There are smaller milestones for those of us who can't/won't reach the 250 mark, and to help participants feel like they're getting somewhere.

 

2. You can join at any time during the year, but you still only have until July 31st 2015 to reach the target! You can start straight away, we'll try and add you as soon as possible, if you've been left off the list or your username is misspelled, feel free to shoot a PM towards this account or one of the thread mods (mods names are in the sig).

 

3. Books that you've read and finished before your join date do not count, even if you join after August 1st. (E.g. you join on 3rd Sept - you can only count books from 3rd September onwards).

 

4. Reply to this thread once you've finished a book with the code below. You can, if you like, give a short review and/or a rating, but please don't reveal spoilers as others may not have read it.

 

5. If you've just started a book, or are half way through one when you begin the challenge, then that will count towards your total.

 

6. The only books that do not count are textbooks, or books with less than 100 pages. So you can read children books (provided they meet the 100 page mark), young adult, biographies etc. Any genre is accepted. Manga is only accepted if it's 500 pages or more. Online unpublished fiction (not fanfiction) is allowed if it has 20,000 words or more (please post the link to the story and the number of words, however if the story could be considered unsuitable for minors post the link to either this account or freddyness via PM).

 

7. Re-reads count, though I would prefer it if you label them as such (just for the records). Each time you re-read a book it counts as a point.

 

8. Participants are listed below, with their current book count next to their usernames.

 

9. There is no way to prove or disprove you've read the books you say you have, so please, I ask that you be honest (^^) I will, however usually check the page length of books - someone's gotta keep an eye on you lot!

 

10. Get reading and have fun! *shoos you*

 

11. This is a new rule, we want a summary of the book you read in less than 100 words. but more than 10 words.

 

[b]Book Number:[/b]
[b]Number Of Pages:[/b]
[b]Book Title:[/b]
[b]Author:[/b]
[b]Summary:[/b]
[b]Rating:[/b] (optional)
[b]Review:[/b] (optional)

 

 

Example:

Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages:500

Book Title: Go Dog Go!

Author: P.D. Eastman

Summary: This book entails a story of a dog that runs, the dog is the main character of this story and the author expresses how the dogs feels beautiful. (Never read this book before in my life; but you catch my drift)

Rating: 5/5

Review: --

 

Here is a banner for the competition, feel free to use it to advertise the challenge.

 

user posted image Made by nepenthe.catharsis.

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Many people got busy over the duration of the challenge, so to help new budding readers when you reach one of our milestones they will be a graphic given to you marking your commitment.

 

Milestones

 

1

 

5

 

10

 

25

 

50

 

75

 

100

 

125

 

150

 

175

 

200

 

225

 

250

 

FAQ

 

Q: My name/full book number is not on the list.

A: Everything after an update won't be on the list until the next update. However, if there has been an update and you notice something is still missing, either repost or PM the project account.

 

Q: Can I post books even though I'm not on the list yet?

A: If you posted a sign up post, you can start counting books as soon as you finish them.

 

Q: Can I count comic books when they have less than 500 pages but are part of a series?

A: In this case, if you can reach 500 pages by adding several books of the same series, it will count. Example of what you can post as the title: The Walking Dead vol. 1-4.

 

Q: What counts as a re-read?

A: Any book that you've read more than once during the challenge.

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~* The 250 Book Challenge *~

 

Updated up to this post.

 

Readers

 

Join Date - Name - Books So Far

 

29/01/15 - AppleMango - 2

09/08/14 - avoralei

 

27/02/15 - berbolkiki2013

 

26/07/14 - catstaff

30/01/15 - Cireth

19/01/15 - ChocolateIzzy - 14

 

26/07/14 - DustyBelle - 252

 

09/08/14 - Flaviel

29/12/14 - flightyew22243

 

12/08/14 - Gryfoness

 

22/03/15 - harlequinraven

05/01/15 - HuggoYFM2 - 2

 

29/07/14 - Jennie - 35

 

02/08/14 - KoalaNoob - 18

 

13/08/14 - Le_Dragon - 13

01/08/14 - Little-Star - 5

 

02/01/15 - purplehaze - 2

29/05/15 - purplenewt - 3

 

26/07/14 - Raistlin24 - 100

 

01/08/14 - Sany

02/08/14 - Shadoe666 - 10

18/08/14 - Shadow Lor - 46

14/08/14 - sparkle10184 - 4

20/12/14 - SparrowSelkie

01/08/14 - Suklaademoni - 10

 

10/02/15 - TheEndling82 - 2

 

16/08/14 - walkinslow

 

30/01/15 - Xasora

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Sign me up again. I won't get to 250, but I enjoyed the last challenge all the same. :-)

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Book Number:1

Number Of Pages:197

Book Title:Voices of Dragons

Author:Carrie Vaughn

Summary:Humans and dragons are living under a fragile truce, until a young girl named Kay, and a young dragon named Artegal become friends. Then open war breaks out, and they are the only hope for both sides.

Edited by Jennie

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Sign me up too! Hopefully this time I manage to read a bit more than during the last challenge biggrin.gif

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 386

Book Title: Las tierras de Meed #1: La conquista de Oxit (would be something like "The world of Meed #1: The conquest of Oxit")

Author: Carlos González Sosa

Summary: After an orc raid of a village, the only survivor not taken as a slave escapes into the nearby forest, where he's helped by elves and befriends the heir of their kingdom. A girl enslaved by the orcs is chosen by an evil god to be his hand on the earth. She overthrows the orcs and puts herself as the leader of a dark army who will take over the world. The human boy, now a man, the elf, a wizard, a dwarf and some chivalric orders are the only ones standing between her and her goal.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 342

Book Title: The False Prince

Author: Jennifer Nielsen

Summary: Sage is an orphan, but has exceptional skills that have allowed him life as a thief. However, when a nobleman arrives to take him away, he wants to resists everything being taught to him. Yet, he knows that if he doesn't comply he will be sentenced to death- there are two other boys with him, competing for survival. And if he is the one to live, he will become a puppet king.

Rating: 4/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 313 (not including end acknowledgements)

Book Title: The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green

Summary: Hazel, a teenaged girl with cancer, has a terminated life. She won't get better, but drugs designed to stop cancer has frozen her sickness in place. Generally, she doesn't have many friends, but when she meets someone by the name of Augustus Waters at a support group, romance begins to blossom. In addition, he has helped her find a way to speak to the author of her favorite book, something she has never figured out how to do herself. She receives an invitation to visit the author at Amsterdam, and together, she and Augustus find a way to fulfill her dream.

Rating: 3/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 273

Book Title: Hideout

Author: Gordon Korman

Summary: Griffin and his friends thought they dealt with S. Palomino Wendell, but he's returned with a vengeance. Now, he's trying to take back Savanah's dog, Luthor, and the document stating the adoption had gone missing. Unfortunately, the entire team has to go to summer camps, and they have been separated into pairs. With all they have to do for the camps, it's a real challenge to keep Luthor out of Palomino's hands, and all just for what seems to be a single month.

Rating: 4.5/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 224

Book Title: Schooled

Author: Gordon Korman

Summary: Capricorn has lived his entire life with his grandma in a hippie farm commune, with no other people in his life. One day, however, his grandmother falls off a tree when picking fruit and breaks her hip. Now forced to face the real world, albeit for just a month, joins a school and is tricked into becoming the student council's president. People attempt to teach him about money, TV, and other things in modern life, but though Cap adapts as well as he can, people dressed in tie-dye shirts meditating in front of lockers tend not to fit in too well...

Rating: 5/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 192

Book Title: The Lemonade War

Author: Jaqueline Davies

Summary: Evan, a people-smart kid is capable of speaking to adults as equals, making friends out of anyone, and overall be socially capable. His sister is the opposite. Jessie is math-smart, able to do math problems with a snap of her finger, and is overall amazing at academic things. One day, Evan becomes cold towards Jessie, no longer wanting to be her friend. At a similar time, he starts a lemonade stand with his friend Scott, and though it's one of Jessie's favourite pastimes, doesn't invite her. Jealous, she begins one of her own, inviting a friend to help, and together, they compete to make the most money selling cold drinks.

Rating: 4/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 302

Book Title: Warriors: Thunder Rising

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: Finally having settled into their new home, both groups of cats are comfortably surviving. But Thunder still prefers life in the forest, despite his father, the forest group's leader, refusing to speak with him. Meanwhile, Tall Shadow is having trouble leading the cats living on the moor. Cats demand to have Gray Wing replace him, and the situation is made worse by a couple of outsiders who have naturally high leading skills.

Rating: 3.5/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 528

Book Title: Warriors: Yellowfang's Secret

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: Yellowfang's was born with the ability to feel other cats' pain- literally. As she grows, this hinders her in her training to become a warrior, and she is eventually forced to become a medicine cat. Unfortunately, she has mated with another, and medicine cats are banned from love.

Rating: 3.5/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 160

Book Title: The Lemonade Crime

Author: Jaqueline Davies

Summary: After Scott steals a great sum of money from Evan, he and his sister Jessie plot a scheme to get it back. Together, with the help of their friends, they create a trial done in their school's playground.

Rating: 4/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 192

Book Title: The Bell Bandit

Author: Jaqueline Davies

Summary: After a fire at their grandma's house, the Treski family immediately goes to visit her. It's only then that they find out two things: their grandma is now having memory issues and has forgotten about her grandson, and the magnificent bell she owned, which once sat at the too of a hill, is missing.

Rating: 4.5/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 331

Book Title: The Runaway King

Author: Jennifer Nielsen

Summary: After he claims the throne, Jaron refuses to let an older, more experienced person guide him through his early years of kingship. Yet war looms on the horizon, and he is forced to go to a neighboring country, the one he is at the brink of war with to recruit pirates, and a betraying friend.

Rating: 4/5

Review: ---

 

Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: The Shadow Throne

Author: Jennifer Nielsen

Summary: The war has arrived. Some of Jaron's most important people have been captured, and his young impulsive mind tells him to rescue his friends despite the raging war.

Rating: 4/5

Review: ---

 

 

Book Number: 12

Number Of Pages: 208

Book Title: Jackpot

Author: Gordon Korman

Summary: When Darren takes the SweetPick from his mother's garage, Griffin is mad. His father's invention was sent there for help with patenting, and if it gets broken, his family is in trouble. But when he and his friends decide to play a trick on him involving one real lost lottery ticket worth about 30,000,000, and one fake woman who says she lost it, things get out of hand- but the lottery ticket is still being held by someone.

Rating: 4/5

Review: ---

Edited by KoalaNoob

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Is there a new siggy link for this year's challenge, yet? unsure.gifgot it

 

Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: ca. 458 pages (ebook)

Book Title: Sacred and Profane

Author:Faye Kellerman

Summary: While camping Sergeant Peter Decker, LAPD, is surprised when his girlfriend's eldest son discovers 2 sets of mostly skeletal remains in the foothills. Peter is assigned the case and must first determine whose bodies they are and then who killed them and why.

Rating: (optional)9.3/10

Review: (optional)Excellent detective story which is character driven. Peter, Rina, and Marge are all exceptionally well done and the dead come slowly to life as the cops learn more about them.

 

Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages:281

Book Title: Hanging By A Hair

Author:Nancy J. Cohen

Summary:Marla Vail's next door neighbor is found hanged. Suicide or Murder? Murder seems to bee the answer and Marla"s husband police detective Dalton Vail is a person of interest in the case.

Rating: (optional)7.5/10

Review: (optional)The story is a good one, but I kept wanting to throttle the characters for their thoughts and actions. unsure.gif

 

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 191

Book Title: The Way To A Man's Heart

Author:Debbie Macomber

Summary: Meghan O'Day waits tables at Rose's Diner near the university. She meets and falls for Professor Greyson Carl. Meghan thinks she isn't good enough for the older man, but he knows she is just perfect for him as she completes him.

 

 

Book Number:4

Number Of Pages:752

Book Title: The Collector

Author: Nora Roberts

Summary: Lila Emerson is a Young Adult author, house sitter and voyeur of others lives through her binoculars. She sees a young woman killed across the way through her binoculars. Lila teams up with the brother of one of the two victims across the way in an attempt to find out who killed them, why, where the missing artifact is and can they successfully outwit the killers.

 

Book Number:5

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: Christmas on 4th Street

Author:Susan Mallery

Summary: Gabriel and Noelle have both faced lost love, death and trouble, but their reaction to the obstacles is different. The book shows them learning to know and respect each other and their beliefs.

 

Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 253

Book Title:Hasty Wedding

Author: Debbie Macomber

Summary: Clare and Reed are different as night and day. They go to Las Vegas with their best friends for the other couples wedding which they witness. Can Vegas magic last outside of Vegas is the question they have to answer as they take their budding romance back home.

 

Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 535

Book Title: Heartthrob

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Summary: Jerico Beaumont was once an A List Movie star whose addictions caused his fall. He is 5 years clean and wants back on top. To prove he is committed to the movie, Jed must agree to 24/7 supervision for the duration of his contract for "The Promise." This addendum proves hard on all concerned.

Rating: (optional)8/10

Review: (optional) Thoroughly enjoyable romance.

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 395

Book Title: Zoo

Author:James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Summary: Docoral dropout Jackson Oz thinks something is changing the behavior of Earth's animals, causing them to be more aggressive and hive like. Humanity is being killed off by the animal population faster than mankind can kill the swarming animals. Can Oz and the HAC believers get world governments to change their lifestyle before it is too late?

Rating: (optional)8/10 a bit bloody for a top book of mine

Review: (optional) You'll never look at an animal the same again.

 

 

 

8 down 242 to go. Edited to reflect more books read. biggrin.gif

Edited by DustyBelle

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Is there a new siggy link for this year's challenge, yet? unsure.gif

It's the same banner, but it links to this thread now.

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Book Number:2

Number Of Pages:208

Book Title:Two for the Dough

Author:Janet Evanovitch

Summary:Stephanie Plum is hired by the manager of a funeral parlor to find some missing coffins.

 

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One week plus two days of reading smile.gif

 

Book Number:1

Number Of Pages: 277

Book Title:The Off Season

Author:Gilbert Murdout

Summary: The sequel to dairy queen, DJ learns more about herself after a devastating and discovers some secrets in the family which cause her to make an important decision.

 

Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 403

Book Title: The Necromancer

Author: Micheal Scott

Summary: Josh has been taken over tottaly by the dark side and his sister sophie will try to bring him back as the end of the world draws nearer.

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 512

Book Title: Reached

Author:Ally Condle

Summary: The final book in the matched trilogy find that the rising has taken over without bloodshed, but they begin fighting a new battle with the disease that was their weapon.

 

Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 208

Book Title: Give a Boy a Gun

Author: Todd Strasser

Summary: (this book is epic, read it over 5 times) In a Columbine-like setting people share their stories about a fictiose school shooting that is meant to represent the emotions felt after columbine.

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 166

Book Title: Poison Ivy

Author: Amy Koss

Summary: In an attempt to learn something about the court systems a teacher sets up a mock trial between bullies and bullied, showing the true cruelty of high school students and unknowingly sending a girl to attempt suicide.

 

Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 111

Book Title: 100 Most Feared Creatures

Author: Unspecified, published by scholastic as a nonfiction book

Summary: Creepy crawlies and everyone's animal phobias are explained and covered in a book detailing the creatures that make our adrenaline spike.

 

Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: The Extraordinary Education of Nicolas Benedict

Book Title: 470

Author: Trenton Stewart

Summary: Nicolas is an orphan that has been shuffled between orphanages all his life until he gts to the manor, and makes two friends who help him solve an age old mystery.

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 181

Book Title: The Music of Dolphins

Author: Karen Hasse

Summary: Mila is a feral child who lived with dolphins, one day being picked up by the coast guard and sent to a research clinic where she is studied and taught how to live like a human, though she always longs for the sea.

 

Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 280

Book Title: So Totally Emily Ebers

Author: Lisa Yee

Summary: Emily lives with her mom in in rancho rossetta after a traumatic divorce and change in her life. there she meets millicent min and a dreamy boy, stanford wong, and writes in a letter/journal to her dad, who she hopes will come back.

 

Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 380

Book Title: The Warlock

Author: Micheala scott

Summary: The end of the world as we know it draws closer, as well as the death day of the flamels. sophie still wishes for her brother to rejoin the good side, and recieves a message from abraham the mage, confirming her role as the twin to save the world.

 

At the rate of .68 books read a day to finish 250 books a year, today should have meant 6 books read. Im Ahead biggrin.gif

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i would like to sign up please

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I guess I'll try it again; maybe this time I actually remember posting here when I finish a book rolleyes.gif .

Please add me!

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Hello smile.gif Can you sign me up, please? Last year I was so busy with uni and stuff and totally forgot to add my books here :/ Hope this year to remember better biggrin.gif

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 427

Book Title: La cosecha de Samhein (would be something like "The Harvest of Samhein")

Author: José Antonio Cotrina

Summary: On Halloween night, a group of children from all over the world are taken to a fantasy world and told that they're there to save it. However, the town where they are wants to destroy them.

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