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250 Book Challenge 2018-2019

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Since the original account and the last poster of the challenge aren't much active, I took on me to start the new one and hope people will come to join.

 

~* 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 2018 (00:00am GMT), and July 31st 2019 (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 2019 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 me a PM or just say it on this thread.

 

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 Online unpublished fiction (not fanfiction) is allowed if it has 20,000 words or more (please post the link to the story and the number of words, however if the story could be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 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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Participants and book total 

 

Little-Star: 30

GhostMouse: 19

purpledragonclaw: 12

TnoelemaK: 50

Water_Angel: 9

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 213

Book Title: Amos Daragon : La Clé de Braha (Original version) english version: Amos Daragon:The Key of Braha

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: in the second book of the serie, Amos is sent to Braha, the city of deads, where his mission is to find the key of braha

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 252

Book Title: Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year of High School

Author: Jessie Graham Flower

Summary: in the second book of the series, Grace and her friends enter sophomore year of high school at Oakdale High, and the year proves to be an adventure both big and small for everyone.

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 256

Book Title: Grace Harlowe's Junior Year of High School

Author: Jessie Graham Flower

Summary: in the third book of the series, Grace and her friends enter junior year of high school at Oakdale High, where they meet new friends, form closer bonds with old friends, and find that not everyone is as they seem.

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 211

Book Title: Amos Daragon: Le Crépuscule des dieux (english version: Amos Daragon: The Twiligth of the Gods)

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: book 3: An army of goblins attacked and destroyed the cities and villages, killing people and kidnapping others to sell as slaves and stealing all valuable objects. Inside a mountain in the north, a dragon was reborn from extinction, and our heroes had to stop him to take over the world as asked by an evil god. 

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 316

Book Title: Grace Harlowe's Senior Year of High School

Author: Jessie Graham Flower

Summary: in the fourth book of the series, Grace and her friends enter senior year of high school at Oakdale High, where Grace and her sorority get changes of a life time, and have to find their way out of trouble once again.

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Do audiobooks count, as long as they fit the criteria otherwise? I can pull a page count from an Amazon listing or similar, and note the format. If so I'd like to go ahead and sign up!
 

Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 176 (Audiobook, page count from Amazon)

Book Title: A Study in Scarlet

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Summary: The first meeting of Holmes and Watson. Sherlock solves the mystery of a man found dead, covered in blood, but with no wounds.

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Well, as long as there's a real book from it, I don't see a reason it couldn't work

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Fantastic, thanks! I'm reading a physical book as well, but I like being able to "read" a book while I'm knitting, etc. so I'm listening to all of the Sherlock Holmes books narrated by Stephen Fry. I'll be adding both kinds as I go, then. :) 

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 102 (Audiobook, page count from Amazon)

Book Title: The Sign of the Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Summary: Sherlock Holmes solves a cold case murder, a current murder, and a case of missing treasure.

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Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 400

Book Title: Fever Dream

Author: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Summary: Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa 12 years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? and above all... Who murdered her?

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Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 180

Book Title: The Secret of the Old Clock

Author: Carolyn Keene

Summary: Nancy Drew learns the will of a man who passed left his estate to one family instead of all the people he promised his money to, leaving Nancy to wonder if the will really is the one he wrote.

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 732

Book Title: Four Past Midnight

Author: Stephen King

Summary: A collection of four novellas; The Langoliers, about a plane ride gone horribly wrong; Secret Window, Secret Garden, about an author accused of plagiarism; The Library Policeman, be sure to return your books on time, or else; and The Sun Dog, a Castle Rock story about a Polaroid Sun 660.

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I will be joining this right after I finish the book I'm currently reading! Thank you for reviving it, I kicked myself for not trying last year.

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Book Number: 3

Number Of Pages: 225

Book Title: Amos Daragon: La malédiction de Freyja (original version)

(english title Amos Daragon: The Curse of Freyja)

Author: Bryan Perro

Summary: In this 4th volume, Amos, his friend Beorf and the vikings met in the previous tome, go on a journey to meet Freyja and ask her to end the curse she put on the human-bear race making their children die at a young age. 

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This challenge has given me the motivation I have been needing. It's about time I clean my bookshelves and book totes too lol

 

Book Number: 6

Number Of Pages: 182

Book Title: The Hidden Staricase

Author: Carolyn Keene

Summary: Nancy Drew is called upon by her friend to visit Twin Elms, where the owners have been having strange things happen. She'll follow the clues to find who - or what- is behind this mystery.

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haha yeah good reason :) for me I challenged myself to finish a book I bought before being able to buy another one... use to buy too many books for what I would read (used to be a big reader but not so much anymore :/)

 

PS I might not write it up but I update as soon as I see a new post

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages:352

Book Title:Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Author: John Carreyrou 

Summary: This book details the rise and fall of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup that became a unicorn (valued at $1 billion or more) that used fraud and deception to overinflate its abilities. The book was written by the Wall Street Journal investigator who published the investigative report that led to its eventual downfall.

Rating: 4/5

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Book Number: 7

Number Of Pages: 180

Book Title: The Bungalow Mystery

Author: Carolyn Keene

Summary: Nancy Drew meets a new friend Laura, who recently became an orphan. When her new guardians come to take her home, Nancy had a feeling that they are not who they seem.

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when you're up at 2am because you can't breathe, might as well do something productive lol.

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 180

Book Title: The Mystery at Lilac Inn

Author: Carolyn Keene

Summary: Nancy Drew goes to Lilac Inn to be a bridesmaid for the Inn's owner Emily. But when she learns of strange happenings, she agrees to play detective to get to the bottom of it.

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 347

Book Title: The Ginger Man

Author: J.P. Dunleavy

Summary: This book is about a ne'er-do-well who cheats to get ahead, is a proud philanderer, and avoids any sort of work. The story details his lifestyle.

Rating: 0/5

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