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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 2015 (00:00am GMT), and July 31st 2016 (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 2016 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 Online unpublished fiction (not fanfiction) is allowed if it has 20,000 words or more (please post the link to the story and the number of words, however if the story could be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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

20/08/15 - DevilAngelWolf27 - 0

27/08/15 - DustyBelle - 23

 

14/02/16 - guardianangel - ? (Phone update)

 

31/08/15 - Jennie - 4

 

7/10/15 - KuukiKiller - 0

 

27/08/15 - Lady Artemis - 18

03/08/15 - Little-Star - 1

 

26/07/15 - Raistlin24 - 0

12/08/15 - RinTrinity - 0

 

27/08/15 - Sparkle10184 - 1

31/07/15 - Suklaademoni - 0

 

02/08/15 - TheEndling82 - 0

 

11/09/15 - walkinslow - 0

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I'd love to try again, but this time I am not getting obsessed with hitting 250. I will read at my own pace that means having my nose in a book almost always. So, please sign me up.

Thanks! biggrin.gif

 

Come on sign up, read and jot down the data in this thread. Keep a notebook and list the tittle, author # of pages and a very short summary.

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling 309 pages

 

A young boy is orphaned and ten years later he finds he is a wizard, attends magic school to learn magic to confront the wizard who killed his parents and many others.

 

It doesn't take too long at all.

 

Good luck to next years readers and don't give up recording your reads here.thumbs_up.png

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I'd love to sign up again, even though I have no hope of ever reaching 250 books, it seems. But this challenge does encourage me to read more. If only my life would co-operate. :-)

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 344

Book Title: Sky Dragons: Dragonriders of Pern

Author: Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

Summary: At the start of the third pass the people of Pern are facing extinction as the Dragon Plague has decimated the dragon population. A group of young dragon riders has been sent back in time to repopulate the weyrs.

Rating: (optional) 9.5

Review: (optional) Characters are fresh once again and the story is well told.

 

Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 416

Book Title: Power Play

Author:Catherine Coulter

Summary: Blessed is back to elimiinate Savich and Sherlocke while the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom is targeted for death and public loss of reputation.

Rating: (optional) 8.7

Review: (optional) Thriller with a touch of the supernatural.

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 289

Book Title: Where Are You Now?

Author: Mary Higgin Clark

Summary: Ten years after her brother goes missing, a lawyer decides to find out what happened to her brother. Things are shaken up when she tells him during his annual Mother's Day phone call that she is going to find him. All hell lets loose and Mack the missing brother is being looked for and at as a person of interest in a series of missing girls and for the latest which sounds like it is or has turned into a murder.

Rating: (optional) 8.5

Review: (optional) Chilling and haunting book that keeps one reading all night.

 

Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages:

Book Title: The Isle of the Lost

Author: Melissa De la Cruz

Summary:]King Beast exiled the Disney villains to an island which won't let them off of it nor will it allow magic. The children of the viaains are here also and trying to survive and grow. The tale deals with Maleficent's daughter, Snow White's Step Mother's daughter, Jafar's son and Cruela de Vile son. They are trying to figure out how to get magic to the island or escape.

Rating: (optional) 8.3

Review: (optional) Fun young adult read of coming of age.

 

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 172

Book Title:Lone Star Lovin'

Author:Debbie Macomber

Summary: Norah's best friend Sherry takes a job in a Texas town and falls for a hard working rancher with a 12 year old daughter. Will it work out?

 

 

Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 187

Book Title: Norah

Author: Debbie Macomber

Summary: A Texas CEO crashes his Cessna just outside town when he flies in to Orchard Valley to Stop his ex asssistant from marrying another man. He fails but falls for her sister who is an emergency nurse at the hospital he is taken to.

 

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Sign me up! Just in time, too, seeing as I've borrowed a few books earlier in the week and plan on reading a few later in the day ^^ (Or hour...)

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Book Number:1

Number Of Pages:359

Book Title:City of a Thousand Dolls

Author:Miriam Forster

Summary:Unwanted girl children are abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls. Here they are trained to be courtesans, or musicians, or healers and so on. When they grow up, they are sold to the highest bidder. But now, someone is killing the Dolls, and Nisha is ordered to find the killer.

 

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Book Number:1

Number Of Pages:391

Book Title: Sous Haute Tension (original title: Live Wire)

Author:Harlan Coben

Summary: Myron Bolitar get asked to investigate about a comment someone wrote on the facebook page of a tennis star, and this will go really far about other things.

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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 308

Book Title: Wicked Charms

Author: Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Summary: Lizzy helps Diesel locate the Stone of Avarice in hopesof keeping it out of Evil hands. All does not go according to Diesel's plans.

Rating: (optional) 10

Review: (optional)Hillarious comedy about a baker in Salem with an unusual trait and her friends and enemies all running around trying to out con the others. How many ways can things go terribly wrong for each of the characters?

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages:

Book Title: Thale's Folly

Author: Dorothy Gilman

Summary: Andrew Oliver Thale sets off none too happily to see, record and assess his aunt's property. The 25 acres and house are not empty, but inhabited by the group of people that his aunt took in during her lifetime. Andrew does not want his dad to kick them out and sell the property, but how can he stop him?

Rating: (optional) 8.4

Review: (optional) Classic romance where boy meets girl and must overcome obstacles to win her heart and hand.

 

Book Number: 9

Number Of Pages: 482

Book Title: Dragon Girl

Author: Todd McCaffrey

Summary: Fiona has returned from 3 years spent in the past to try to rescue Pern. There still aren't enough dragons and time is running out.

 

 

Book Number: 10

Number Of Pages: 321

Book Title: Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

Author: Dragon's Time

Summary: Lorana and Fiona get together with the new queens of Pern to find a way to save their world. They have to learn to cheat time in order to do so.

 

Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 378

Book Title: This Matter of Marriage

Author:Debbie Macomber

Summary: Hallie McCarthey's biological clockhas started to beat and beat loudly. She put her personal life on hold more than a decade ago to succeed in business, but now she wants a family. All of her plans to find and meet Mr. Right are going horribly wrong and time is ticking on.

Rating: (optional)8

Review: (optional) Typical fun to read Harlequin romance.

 

Book Number: 12

Number Of Pages: 460

Book Title: Prodigal Son

Author: Susan Mallery

Summary: Jack Hanson and Samantha Edwards meet up again and try to pull his late father's family business out of the pits. They are bringing the business into the 21st century with Jack's name and connections and expertise and Samatha's inspired spin on things and thinking outside the traditional box. Someone is sabataging them though. Can they find the person and stop them before the business is permanently wrecked?

Rating: (optional)8.7

Review: (optional) interesting classic love story hinged on a business and refinding lost friends and loves.

 

Book Number: 13

Number of pages 256

Book Title There's something about Christmas

Author Debbie Macomber

Summary Emma lives and works in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Her boss gives her an assignment to prove she be a reporter and hires Oliver Harrison to fly her to the various locations to write her feature story about the national fruitcake contest with 3 finalists from their state. Emma learns a lot as she conducts the interviews to write the three smaller stories and the larger overall story. She learns a lot about herself too.

 

Book Number: 14

Number Of Pages: 324

Book Title: In Too Deep

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Summary: Isabella Valdez has para psychic powers she has inherited as does Fallon Jones. She runs to him for help when someone tries to kill her.

 

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I'm signing up, just because I would love to see how many books I read in a year. I've always meant to keep count before but never actually did, hopefully I stick with this smile.gif

 

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 242

Book Title: Capture (Seaside Pictures Book 1)

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Summary: Losing your ability to speak at the age of seventeen; it’s not normal or fair.

But trauma, has a way of throwing normality out the window. Dani lives anything but a normal life. Her sister is married to one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Her best friends are rockstar duo AD2. And she has more love around her than most people experience in a lifetime.

But that doesn't change the fact their parents are dead. Or that it's her fault. It seems her new normal is being a mute, living on the inside, unable to actually communicate on the outside. That is until Hollywood’s newest heartthrob Lincoln Greene hires her as his assistant for the summer. He's gorgeous, completely unavailable, and unobtainable. But that doesn't stop her from wondering...if things were different...would he want her? If she was whole, would he be the other half?

Rating: 6/10

Review: Entertaining, short read. Could do with some editing. There were many plot holes, and the characters sometimes acted and talked like middle schoolers instead of twenty-something year olds.

Edited by Lady Artemis

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Book Number:2

Number Of Pages:273

Book Title:Researching Paganisms

Author:Jenny Blain, etc., eds.

Summary:A series of essays -- not a textbook -- about researching paganisms. The book isn't actually about paganism, but about the individual experiences of researching the subject.

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Book Number: 15

Number Of Pages: 338

Book Title: Eclipse Bay

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Summary: The Harte and Madison feud is still alive but not so deadly these days. Hanna has returned to Eclipse Bay after 8 years to claim her inheritance, 1/2 of her aunt's home. The entire town wants to know what is going on between Rafe and Hanna while the death of his date 8 years ago is again a major topic of interest and the accident now seems more likely to have been a murder.

Rating: (optional) 8.3

 

Book Number: 16

Number Of Pages: 384

Book Title: Kiss Me

Author: Susan Mallery

Summary: Chase Nicholson posts his school project on the internet with his classmate and then accepts reservation and money for the cattle drive. He spends the money and loses the reserve he had planned to "Win" back the money. Big Brothrer Zane tries to teach him actions have consequences and Phoebe comes to the ranch for a rest. What a mix of craziness.

Rating: (optional) 8.9

 

Book Number: 17

Number Of Pages: 186

Book Title: The Billionaire's First Christmas

Author: Holly Rayner

Summary: Robyn is a new this year hire to Winter, inc. Her boss is Aaron Winter the owner and CEO. He refuses to celebrate Christmas except that he does have his assistant organize a fantastic Christmas party and other fun holiday spirited events which at most he shows up for and pays lavishly for. Robyn adores all things Christmas and wants to convert her boss into a true believer in Christmas.

Rating: (optional) 7

Review: (optional) fun story, style could use some polishing for my taste.

 

Book Number: 18

Number Of Pages: 348

Book Title: Dawn in Eclipse Bay

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Summary: Lillian decides to close her matchmaking business and see if she can make a living back in Eclipse Bay as a painter. Gabe follows her back from Portland totheir home and tries to woo her. Can another Harte daughter marry another Madison son?

Rating: (optional) 8

Review: (optional) Keeps you reading to see how the two will come together and what plot twists will be thrown in to liven things up.

 

Book Number: 19

Number Of Pages: 330

Book Title: Summer in Eclipse Bay

Author: Jayne Anne Krentz

Summary: Nick Hart and his son Carson come back to Eclipse Bay for The summer and both the 6 year old and his widowed dad fall for the new woman in town. Small town life has the whole community it seems watching as Nick tries to date Octavia and she stalls, then comes around but balks at the world knowing everything she has just done. Meanwhile someone is trying to ruin Octavia by blaming a major theft on her.

 

Book Number: 20

Number Of Pages: 324

Book Title: Copper Beach

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Summary: Abby Radwell a rare paranormal book unlocker and Sam Coppersmith who also has paranormal powers go huntimg to gether to find a missing lab log book from 40 years ago and the crystals that were lost at the same time. people start dying of "heart attacks" just as they are supposed to meet with the two. Abby and Sam must race time and the bad guys to get to the book first.

Rating: (optional) 8.7

Review: (optional) Chilling and haunting. I want to read book 2. 9-7-2015 edit cool.gif

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 375

Book Title: Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest Series, Book 1)

Author: Tijan

Summary: Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend Samantha's school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now she has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent's divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

Rating: 8/10

Review: I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Though it lacked proper editing, I was able to overlook that because the books itself was so enjoyable. It had a very dark undertone, and every single one of the characters was a complete jerkwad.

 

Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 287

Book Title: Fallen Crest Family (Fallen Crest High #2)

Author: Tijan

Summary: Samantha and Mason are together. Everyone knows it. Not everyone is dealing with it. While Mason’s ready to give them the middle finger, there’s one not going away. Her mother. Threats are issued. Ultimatums are given. Even blackmail is used, but only Samantha can put a stop to Analise. However, when a trauma from her past is triggered, she may not have the courage or strength to do what’s needed. If she doesn’t, Mason’s future could be destroyed.

Rating: 8/10

 

Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 312

Book Title: Fallen Crest Public (Fallen Crest High #3)

Author: Tijan

Summary: Sam's first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn't go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don't like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it's still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there's another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam's other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.

Rating: 8/10

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Book Number:3

Number Of Pages:175

Book Title:Surveillance (Ghost Trackers, #1)

Author:Aaron Pogue

Summary:In the mid 21st century, everyone is under constant surveillance, which makes it easier to solve crimes. But some people are able to turn into 'ghosts', and avoid being tracked. Katie Pratt joins the FBI to learn how to catch these criminals, and becomes a target herself.

 

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Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 402

Book Title: Fallen Fourth Down (Fallen Crest High #4)

Author: Tijan

Summary: My mother tried to destroy me. She doesn’t exist to me anymore and my father, the one who raised me and the biological one, are both works in progress. The only two people that I can trust are Mason and Logan, and they’re the two people who I could lose. It won’t happen. I won’t let it. No matter the truth, no matter who loves me, I won’t let anything or anyone come between us.

They’re my world. They’re my life.

They’re my family.

Rating: 7/10

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 326

Book Title: Ship Breaker

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Summary: It's a post-apocalyptic future. People, including children, must work and fight to survive. The business of breaking down abandoned ships for parts is where many find the money they need to live. Nailer is one of those people. It's a constant struggle, but at least he has some food and often a roof over his head. But that can't last forever, can it?

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@Sparkle, I love Ship Breaker, and the guy who wrote it is pretty rad as well!

 

Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 272

Book Title: Count On Me

Author: Melyssa Winchester

Summary: An autistic girl and her bully wind up having feelings for each other.

Rating: 5/10

Review: It was very "meh."

 

Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 262

Book Title: Blackmail Boyfriend

Author: Chris Cannon

Summary: Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.

Rating: 7/10

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Book Number: 21

Number Of Pages: 261

Book Title: Killing Cupid

Author: Laura Levine

Summary: Jaine Austen is hired to write copy for a dating service by a woman who turns out to be the matchmaker from hell. Joy expects everyone to dance to her piping and pay through the nose for the priveige of doing so. Who could possibly want to kill Cupid or it that who doesn't want to do so?

Rating: (optional) 7.7

Review: (optional) Hilarious in part.

 

 

 

Book Number: 22

Number Of Pages: 368

Book Title: Thrill Me

Author: Susan Mallery

Summary: Maya and Del dated seriously in Highschool. Maya who had a horrible home life for most of her pre-Fool's Gold life is scared to commit. She lies and runs rather than trusting her boyfriend. He gets ticked off and leaves. It is 10 years later and they are both back in town. The magic is still there but his trust isn't. Now what?

Rating: (optional) 9

Review: (optional) A very good book in the series. Makes you want to keep reading about what they will do next.

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Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 304

Book Title: The DUFF

Author: Kody Keplinger

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff--the designated ugly fat friend--of her crew.

But things aren't so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Rating: 8/10

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