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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 2019 (00:00am GMT), and July 31st 2020 (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 2020 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 Online unpublished fiction (not fanfiction) is allowed if it has 20,000 words or more (please post the link to the story and the number of words, however if the story could be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.  You can write a summary of the book you read but it has to be in less than 100 words, but more than 10 words. It's not mandatory but it would be nice if you do. 

 

 

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

 

 

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 me.

 

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 

 

Catstaff 128

ComatosedRose 0

kanya146715 0

Little-Star 26

GhostMouse 14

Pryanka 0

Purpledragonclaw 18

RealWilliamShakespeare 0

SaltySenpai 1

Tnoelemak 0

Water_Angel 10

 

 

2018-2019 participants and total book count:

Little-Star: 46

GhostMouse: 22

purpledragonclaw: 16

TnoelemaK: 101

Water_Angel: 9

 

Book read this round:

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Adam Christopher

Stranger things : Darkness on the Edge of Town - Little-Star

Alain Chaperon

Cobayes: Cédric - Little-Star 

American Girl magazine

The American Girl Book of Horse Stories - Catstaff

Amy Clipson

A Gift of Grace - Catstaff

A Life of Joy - Catstaff

A Place of Peace - Catstaff

A Promise of Hope - Catstaff

A Season of Love - Catstaff

The Bake Shop - Catstaff

Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller

An Amish Homecoming - Catstaff

Andrew Lang (editor)

The Blue Fairy Book - Catstaff

The Red Fairy Book - Catstaff

The Yellow Fairy Book - Catstaff

The Grey Fairy Book - Catstaff

Anne Robillard:

La Malédiction des Dragensblöt: Le chateau - Little-Star

Les Chevaliers d'Antarès: La Tourmante - Little-Star

Les Chevaliers d'Antarès: Alliance - Little-Star

Les Chevaliers d'Antarès: La Prophétie - Little-Star

Privilège de Roi - Little-Star

Barbara Steiner:

Secret Love  - Catstaff

Bertrice Small:

A moment in Time - Catstaff

Blaze Wyndham - Catstaff

Deceived - Catstaff

Enchentress Mine - Catstaff

Love, Remember Me - Catstaff

The Duchess - Catstaff

The Innocent - Catstaff

To Love Again - Catstaff

The Love Slave - Catstaff

Unconquered  - Catstaff

Beverly Butler

Light a Single Candle - Catstaff

Bryan Perro:

Amos Daragon: Le sanctuaire des braves I - little-star

Amos Daragon: Le sanctuaire des braves II - little-star

Amos Daragon: Le sanctuaire des braves III - little-star

Blossom Elfman:

A House for Joannie O. - Catstaff

The Girls of Huntngton House - Catstaff

Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn - Catstaff

Caroline B. Cooney

Flight #116 Is Down - Catstaff
Carolyn Keene

Nancy's Mysterious Letter - water_angel

The Clue of the Broken Locket - water_angel

The Clue in the Diary - water_angel

The Message in the Hollow Oak - water_angel

The Password to Larkspur Lane - water_angel

The Sign of the Twisted Candles - water_angel

The Treasure in the Royal Tower - water_angel

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm - water_angel

Charles Tritten

Heidi Grows Up - Catstaff

Heidi's Children - Catstaff
Clara Bernice Miller:

Katie - Catstaff

Craig Johnson

The Cold Dish - Little-Star

Corey Taylor

You're Making Me Hate You - Little-Star

Courtney Cannon, Shelly Andrews, and Amber Richberger

 Wome n of the Crystal Coast: Drangonband Tales: Volume Three - purpledragonclaw

Dan Brown:

Da Vince Code (The Da Vinci Code) - Little-Star

Dan and Pauline Campanelli

Circles, Groves, and Sanctuaries - Catstaff

Daniele Ackley-McPhail and Greg Schauer

After Punk: Steampowered Tales of the Afterlife - purpledragonclaw

David Michie:

The Dalai Lama's Cat - Catstaff

The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring - Catstaff

Doug Neil

Dragons: The Myths, Legends, & Lore

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Cold Vengence - water_angel

Elisa Bialk

Jill's Victory - Catstaff

Elizabeth Enright:

The Saturdays - Catstaff

The Four-Story Mistake - Catstaff

Then There Were Five - Catstaff

Enid Bagnold

National Velvet - Catstaff

Erin Gitchell:

The Feast - purpledragonclaw

Esther Friesner

Chicks in Chainmail - Catstaff
France Rivers:

The Atonement Child - Catstaff

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess - Catstaff

The Secret Garden - Catstaff

G.R.R. Martin

A Game of Throne - Little-Star

Gabriella and Andrew Morrison

Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living (an Idiot's Guides book)  - Catstaff

Gael Baudino

Gossamer Axe - Catstaff

Geogia Bragg

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous - water_angel

Gwenda Bond

Stranger Things : Suspicious Minds - Little-Star

Harlan Coben:

Juste un regard (Just one look) - Little-Star

Iris Rainer Dart:

The Stork Club - Catstaff

Jean Lorrah:

The IDIC Epidemic - Catstaff

The Vulcan Academy Murders - Catstaff

Jean Rabe:

A Hero By Any Other Name - purpledragonclaw

Jim Butcher:

Blood Rites - purpledragonclaw

Death Masks - purpledragonclaw

Summer Knight - purpledragonclaw

Joanna Campbell:

The Thoroughbred - Catstaff

Joe Hill

20th centery Ghosts - GhostMouse

Full Throttle - GhostMouse

NOS4A2 - GhostMouse

Julia Ecklar

The Kobayashi Maru - Catstaff
Julie Ellis:

Commitment - Catstaff

Loyalties - Catstaff

The Velvet Jungle - Catstaff

Kate Seredy

The Good Master - Catstaff

Kathy Reichs:

Meurtre à la Carte (Monday Mourning) - Little-Star

Krishan K. Bedi

Enginnering the Life - Catstaff

L.M. Montgomery:

Akin to Anne - Catstaff

Anne's House of Dreams - Catstaff

Anne of Avonlea - Catstaff

Anne of Green Gables - Catstaff

Anne of Ingleside - Catstaff

Anne of the Island - Catstaff

Anne of Windy Poplars - Catstaff

Rainbow Valley - Catstaff

Rilla of Ingleside - Catstaff

Leonard Gross

The Last Jews in Berlin - Catstaff

Lorraine Beim:

Triumph Clear - Catstaff

Louis Gosselin:

Rue Wellington - Little-Star

Louisa May Alcott:

Eight Cousins - Catstaff

Jack and Jill - Catstaff

Jo's Boys - Catstaff

Little Men - Catstaff

Little Women - Catstaff

Rose in Bloom - Catstaff

Under the Lilacs - Catstaff

Madeleine L'Engle:

Meet the Austins - Catstaff

The Moon by Night- Catstaff

A Ring of Endless Night - Catstaff

Marie McSwigan

Snow Treasure - Catstaff

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale - Catstaff

Mario Puzo

The Godfather - Catstaff

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists of Avalon - Catstaff

Mary Monica Pulver
Murder at the War - Catstaff

Mercedes Lackey:

Apex - purpledragonclaw

Brightly Burning - Catstaff

Exile's Honor - Catstaff

Exile's Valor - Catstaff

Seasons: All-New Tales of Valdemar - purpledragonclaw

The Dragon Jousters 1: Joust - Catstaff

The Dragon Jousters 2: Alta - Catstaff

The Dragon Jousters 3: Sanctuary - Catstaff

The Dragon Jousters 4: Arie - Catstaff

The Hills Have Spies - purpledragonclaw

Michel J. Lévesque:

Arielle Queen: 1 La société secrète des Alters - Little-Star

Arielle Queen: 2 Premier voyage vers l'Helheim - Little-Star

Arielle Queen: 3 La riposte des elfes noirs - Little-Star

Misty Massey, Emily Lavin Leverett and Margaret S. McGraw

The Weird Wild West - purpledragonclaw

N.X. Sharps and Alana Abbott

Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Good Omens - SaltySenpai

Nicholas Pileggi

Wiseguy - Catstaff

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Green Egg Omelette - Catstaff

Peter S. Beagle

In Calabria - purpledragonclaw

Phillip Pullman:

His Dark Materials 1: The Golden Compass (The Northern Lights) - Ghost Mouse

His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife - GhostMouse

His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass - GhostMouse

Robert Vaughn:

Dawn of the Century (American Chronicles 1) - Catstaff

Over There (American Chronicles 2) - Catstaff

The Lost Generation (American Chronicles 3) - Catstaff

Hard Times (American Chronicles 4) - Catstaff

Portals of Hell (American Chronicles 5) - Catstaff

The Iron Curtain (American Chronicles 6) - Catstaff

Cold War (American Chronicles 7) - Catstaff

The New Frontier (American Chronicles 8 ) - Catstaff

Flower Children (American Chronicles 9) - Catstaff

Ruth Walker:

Air Force Wives - Catstaff

Rings - Catstaff

The Club - Catstaff

Sara Gilbert

A League of Their Own - Catstaff

Sharon Wagner

Gypsy and Nimblefoot - Catstaff

Gypsy and the Moonstone Stallion - Catstaff

Gypsy From Nowhere - Catstaff

Skye Alexander:

 Unicorns: The Myths, Legends, & Lore

Simon Rousseau :

La Reine des Neiges - Little-Star

Sonia Alain:
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge - Little-Star

Stephen Deas

The Black Mausoleum
Stephen King

11/22/63 - GhostMouse

Carrie - Catstaff

Dolores Claiborne - GhostMouse

Duma Key - GhostMouse

Firestarter - Catstaff

Full Dark, No Star - GhostMouse

Gerald's Game - GhostMouse

The Dead Zone - GhostMouse

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - GhostMouse

The Outsider - GhostMouse

Stephanie Foster:

Rhythm of Love - Catstaff
Steven Levenkron:

The Luckiest Girl in the World - Catstaff

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Fantasy Summer - Catstaff

Susan Clement Farrar

Samantha on Stage - Catstaff

Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games - Catstaff

Catching Fire - Catstaff

Mockingjay - Catstaff

Sydney Taylor

All-of-a-Kind Family - Catstaff

All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown - Catstaff

All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown - Catstaff

Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family - Catstaff

More All-of-a-Kind Family - Catstaff

Tim Marquitz and Melanie R. Meadors

Mech: Age of Steel

Tom Clancy:

Patriot Games - Catstaff

The Hunt for Red October - Catstaff

Torey Hayden

One Child - Catstaff

The Tiger's Child - Catstaff

Somebody Else's Kids - Catstaff

Just Another Kid - Catstaff

Sun Bear, Wabun, and Nimimosha

The Bear Tribe's Self-Reliance Book - Catstaff

Vernor Vinge

Rainbows End - Purpledragonclaw

Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter:

The Brides of the Big Valley - Catstaff

Yvan Godbout:

Boucle d'or - Little-Star

Cobayes: Olivier - Little-Star

Hansel et Gretel - Little-Star

 

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I'd love to join! I doubt I'll get anywhere close (because I'm in the middle of a Game of Thrones book -__- and also I'm a uni student LOL) but it'd be a nice way to keep track of where I'm up to!

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9 hours ago, RealWilliamShakespeare said:

I'd love to join! I doubt I'll get anywhere close (because I'm in the middle of a Game of Thrones book -__- and also I'm a uni student LOL) but it'd be a nice way to keep track of where I'm up to!

No problem, most people don't reach 250 but I agree it's a good way to keep track!

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Book Number: 1

Number of Pages: 535

Book Title: Rings

Author: Ruth Walker

Summary: The story of three generations of women in the circus: Romany Mara, star aerialist of the 1920s; her daughter Vicky, raised in privilege and returned to the circus through chance; and granddaughter Michelle, whose ambition to run the circus could cost everything she holds dear.

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Was told that my summary was too long.

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@catstaff , your summary is way to long. Rule 11 says in less than 100 words, you have 220+

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 336

Book Title: Les chevaliers d'Antarès - La tourmante (book 10/12)

Author: Anne Robillard

Summary: The war against the scorpions is at it's peak while the other war against the god is still on its way. 

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I'm signing up again! I had a few more to submit for the last one, could you update my final count whenever you get around to it? ^_^

 

Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 625

Book Title: Duma Key

Author: Stephen King

Summary: A terrible accident costs Edgar Freemantle his arm and ruins his life. He moves to the beautiful Duma Key to recover, where he discovers an incredible talent and a dark secret.

 

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2 hours ago, GhostMouse said:

I'm signing up again! I had a few more to submit for the last one, could you update my final count whenever you get around to it? 

 

 

Already done 

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On 8/3/2019 at 8:44 AM, Little-Star said:

@catstaff , your summary is way to long. Rule 11 says in less than 100 words, you have 220+

 

Huh, first time anyone's actually enforced Rule 11 that I recall. Fixing.

 

Book Number: 2

Number of Pages: 473

Book Title: The Club

Author: Ruth Walker

Summary: Five very different women meet in a divorce attorney's waiting room, and decide to form a support group to see each other through the first year of renewed singleness.

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@catstaff I don't usually count to see if it's precisely under 100 words, and wont count unless it appears to be clearly over. Yours was more noticable than if it had only be over only from a few words as it was the double. Yes I will enforce it, but probably not as strictly as it should. I wasn't the host of the challange before the previous edition so can't tell for other original account but I will enforce it as much as possible. 

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I still count my books annually from having participated it this years ago (I actually stopped joining once summaries became rquired...). I have yet to hit 250 but it's fun to see what I and others have read.

Happy reading, everyone!

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Hey guys I changed rule 11 a bit and would like some feed back about it. 

Do you want to keep it as it was (summary needed between 10 and 100 words), keep like ot is now (summary between 10 and 100 words if you want to) or just completely ditch that rule. 

 

On 7/1/2019 at 9:19 PM, Little-Star said:

11.  You can write a summary of the book you read but it has to be in less than 100 words, but more than 10 words. It's not mandatory but it would be nice if you do. 

I am open to other suggestion that could improve the challenge

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 332

Book Title: Les chavaliers d'Antarès - Allience (book 11/12)

Author: Anne Robillard

Summary: The knights finally won the war against the scorpions and Nemeroff, very angry, used his magic powers to push the piece of land where the scorpions live to make sure they don't come back. Meanwhile, the war against the god is coming fast. 

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Book Number: 3

Number of Pages: 288

Book Title: Katie

Author: Clara Bernice Miller

Summary: Katie is a young Amish girl growing to adulthood in an Old Order community. She struggles to balance her personal growth in Christianity with the beliefs of her Old Order community.

 

Book Number: 4

Number of Pages: 189

Book Title: The Luckiest Girl in the World

Author: Steven Levenkron

Summary: Katie Roskova appears to have it all: she's pretty, gets high grades at her exclusive private school, and is a talented competitive figure skater. But she's also dealing with pressure from her overbearing stage mother, the absence of her father, and her own self-doubt, all of which find release in self-injury. An incident at school forces her into therapy, which starts teaching her healthier ways to cope than cutting herself.

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I'd like to join! I think I must read approx 300 or so books every year..so this will be a great way to keep track :) Thanks!

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On 8/6/2019 at 4:56 PM, Little-Star said:

Hey guys I changed rule 11 a bit and would like some feed back about it. 

Do you want to keep it as it was (summary needed between 10 and 100 words), keep like ot is now (summary between 10 and 100 words if you want to) or just completely ditch that rule. 

 

I am open to other suggestion that could improve the challenge

 

I vote to keep it as it was.

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I'm not certain what the point of limiting the summary is? If someone wants to share a paragraph, why stop them? I'd maybe go with, "A summary is optional, but if included should be more than 10 words."

I'm a little torn because I personally don't enjoy trying to summarize what I've read, so I'd like it to be optional. On the other hand, if I'm curious about someone else's books, a summary is a nice way to get an idea of them. It also seems like "proof" you read the book.

I guess I don't have strong feelings about it either way, so those are just some thoughts to consider...

(And thanks for updating my final count!)

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1 hour ago, GhostMouse said:

I'd maybe go with, "A summary is optional, but if included should be more than 10 words."

I'm a little torn because I personally don't enjoy trying to summarize what I've read, so I'd like it to be optional.

This. Optional, please.

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