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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 Online unpublished fiction (not fanfiction) is allowed if it has 20,000 words or more (please post the link to the story and the number of words, however if the story could be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]Summary:[/b] (optional)
[b]Rating:[/b] (optional)
[b]Review:[/b] (optional)





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.
































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 250

ComatosedRose 0

kanya146715 0

Little-Star 41

GhostMouse 30

Merciless_Medic 0

Pryanka 0

Purpledragonclaw 31

RealWilliamShakespeare 0

SaltySenpai 1

Tnoelemak 0

Water_Angel 24



2018-2019 participants and total book count:

Little-Star: 46

GhostMouse: 22

purpledragonclaw: 16

TnoelemaK: 101

Water_Angel: 9


Book read this round:


Anonymous writer:

Go Ask Alice - Catstaff

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

The Farm Stand - 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

Barry B. Longyear

Alien Nation: The Change - catstaff

Alien Nation: Slag Like Me - Catstaff

Bertrice Small:

A moment in Time - Catstaff

Adora - Catstaff

Bedazzled - Catstaff

Besieged - Catstaff

Betrayed - Catstaff

Bianca - Catstaff

Blaze Wyndham - Catstaff

Darling Jasmine - Catstaff

Dangerous Pleasures - Catstaff

Deceived - Catstaff

Enchentress Mine - Catstaff

Forbidden Pleasures - Catstaff

Francesca - Catstaff

Guilty Pleasures - Catstaff

Hellion - Catstaff

Love, Remember Me - Catstaff

Love Wild and Fair - Catstaff

Luciana - Catstaff

Passionate Pleasures - Catstaff

Phillipa - Catstaff

Private Pleasures - Catstaff

Rosamund - Catstaff

Sudden Pleasures - Catstaff

The Dragon Lord’s Daughters - Catstaff

The Duchess - Catstaff

The Innocent - Catstaff

The Kadin - Catstaff

To Love Again - Catstaff

The Last Heiress - Catstaff

The Love Slave - Catstaff

Unconquered  - Catstaff

Until You - Catstaff

Vixens - Catstaff

Beverly Butler

Light a Single Candle - Catstaff

Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - 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

C.J. Cherryh

The Pride of Chanur - Catstaff

C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew - Catstaff

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Catstaff

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy - Catstaff

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Catstaff

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Catstaff

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair - Catstaff

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle - Catstaff

Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn - Catstaff

Caroline B. Cooney

Flight #116 Is Down - Catstaff

Carolyn Clown

The Pandora Principle - Catstaff
Carolyn Keene

Nancy's Mysterious Letter - water_angel

The Clue in the Jewel Box - water_angel

The Clue of the Broken Locket - water_angel

The Clue in the Crumbling Wall - water_angel

The Clue in the Diary - water_angel

The Clue of the Leaning Chimney - water_angel

The clue in the Old Album - Water_angel

The Clue of the Tapping Heels - water_angel

The Ghost of Blackwood Hall - water_angel

The Haunted Bridge - water_angel

The Message in the Hollow Oak - water_angel

The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk - water_angel

The Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion - water_angel

The Mystery of the Tolling Bell - water_angel

The Password to Larkspur Lane - water_angel

The Quest of the Missing Map - water_angel

The Secret in the Old Attic - 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

The Whispering Statue - 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

Cynthia Keller

An Amish Gift

Dan Brown:

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

Dan and Pauline Campanelli

Circles, Groves, and Sanctuaries - Catstaff

Daniele Ackley-McPhail

After Punk: Steampowered Tales of the Afterlife - purpledragonclaw

Dragon's Lure: Legends of a New Age - purpledragonclaw

Danielle Mayers

The Bard's Tale: Stories & Recipes From The Black Dragon Inn - purpledragonclaw

Danny Rotondo

Les gardiens du temps : les perles du passé - Little-Star

David Michie:

The Dalai Lama's Cat - Catstaff

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

Diane Duane

Spock’s World - Catstaff

David Spencer

Alien Nation: Passing Fancy - Catstaff

Donald Zochert

Laura - 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

Ellis Peters

A Morbid Taste for Bones - Catstaff

A Rare Benedictine - Catstaff

An Excellent Mystery -Catstaff

Brother Cadfael’s Penance - Catstaff

Dead Man’s Ransom - Catstaff

Monk’s Hood - Catstaff

One Corpse Too Many - Catstaff

St. Peter’s Fair - Catstaff

The Confession of Brother Haluin - Catstaff

The Devil’s Novice - Catstaff

The Heretic’s Apprentice - Catstaff

The Hermit of Eyton Forest - Catstaff

The Holy Thief - Catstaff

The Leper of St. Giles - Catstaff

The Pilgrim of Hate - Catstaff

The Potter’s Field - Catstaff

The Raven in the Foregate - Catstaff

The Rose Rent - Catstaff

The Sanctuary Sparrow - Catstaff

The Summer of the Danes - Catstaff

The Virgin in the Ice - 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

Francine Rivers

And the Shofar Blew - Catstaff

A Voice in the Wind  - Catstaff

An Echo in the Darkness - Catstaff

As Sure as the Dawn - Catstaff

G.R.R. Martin

A Game of Throne - Little-Star

A Clash of Kings - Little-Star

Gael Baudino

Gossamer Axe - Catstaff

Garret Weyr

The Language of Spells - Purpledragonclaw

Gene Logsdon

Successful Berry Growing - water_angel

Geogia Bragg

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

Gillian Flynn

Dark Places - GhostMouse

Gone Girl - GhostMouse

Gwenda Bond

Stranger Things : Suspicious Minds - Little-Star

Harlan Coben:

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

Mauvaise Base (The Final Detail) - Little-Star

Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird - Catstaff

Helen Dore Boylston

Sue Barton, Student Nurse - Catstaff

Sue Barton, Senior Nurse - Catstaff

Sue Barton, Visiting Nurse - Catstaff

Sue Barton, Rural Nurse - Catstaff

Sue Barton, Superintendent of Nurses - Catstaff

Sue Barton, Neighborhood Nurse - Catstaff

Sue Barton, Staff Nurse - Catstaff

Henry James

The Turn of the Screw - GhostMouse

Iris Rainer Dart:

The Stork Club - Catstaff

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Little-Star

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret - Little-Star

J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo le Hobbit (The Hobbit) - Little-Star

Jane Austin

Sense and Sensibility  - Catstaff

Janet Kagan

Uhura's Song - Catstaff

Jean M Audel:

The Clan of the Cave Bear - Catstaff

The Valley of Horses - Catstaff

The Mammoth Hunters - Catstaff

The Plains of Passage - Catstaff

The Shelters of Stone - Catstaff

Jean Lorrah:

The IDIC Epidemic - Catstaff

The Vulcan Academy Murders - Catstaff

Jean Rabe:

A Hero By Any Other Name - purpledragonclaw

Jeane Westin

Love and Glory - Catstaff

Jim Butcher:

Blood Rites - purpledragonclaw

Death Masks - purpledragonclaw

Summer Knight - purpledragonclaw

Jim Defede

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland - Catstaff

Joan Wolf

Daughter of the Red Deer - Catstaff

The Horsemasters - Catstaff

Joanna Campbell:

The Thoroughbred - Catstaff

Joe Hill

20th centery Ghosts - GhostMouse

Full Throttle - GhostMouse

Horns - GhostMouse

NOS4A2 - GhostMouse

John M. Ford

The Final Reflection - Catstaff

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Alien Nation: The Day of Descent - Catstaff

Julia Ecklar

The Kobayashi Maru - Catstaff

Julia Fenton

Black Tie Only - Catstaff
Julie Ellis:

Commitment - Catstaff

Loyalties - Catstaff

The Velvet Jungle - Catstaff

Justin Lemire

L'ennemie de Sylfar: L'empereur - Little-Star

L'ennemie de Sylfar: Le déclenchement - Little-Star

L'ennemie de Sylfar: Conflits célestes - Little-Star

K.J. Taylor

The Shadow's Heir -  purpledragonclaw

K.W. Jeter

Alien Nation: Cross of Blood - Catstaff

Alien Nation: Dark Horizon - 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.A. Graf

Alien Nation: Extreme Prejudice - 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

L.P. Sicard

Au nom de l'horreur - Little-Star

Leonard Gross

The Last Jews in Berlin - Catstaff

Lorraine Beim:

Triumph Clear - Catstaff

Loretta Lynn and George Vescey

Coal Miner's Daughter - 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 Killilea

Karen - Catstaff

With Love From Karen - Catstaff

Marie McSwigan

Snow Treasure - Catstaff

Margaret J. Anderson

Searching for Shona - Catstaff

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale - Catstaff, Purpledragonclaw

Mario Puzo

The Godfather - Catstaff

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists of Avalon - Catstaff

Mary Ellis

A Widow’s Hope - Catstaff

An Amish Family Reunion - Catstaff

Never Far from Home - Catstaff

The Way to a Man’s Heart - Catstaff

Mary Monica Pulver
Murder at the War - Catstaff

Matt Ruff

Lovecraft Country - Ghostmouse

Maya Banks

Never Seduce a Scot - Catstaff

Mercedes Lackey:

Apex - purpledragonclaw

Brightly Burning - Catstaff

Exile's Honor - Catstaff

Exile's Valor - Catstaff

Eye Spy - purpledragonclaw

Home from the Sea - Catstaff

Oathbreakers - Catstaff

Phoenix and Ashes - Catstaff

Reserved for the Cat - Catstaff

Seasons: All-New Tales of Valdemar - purpledragonclaw

Steadfast - Catstaff

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 Fire Rose - Catstaff

The Gates of Sleep - Catstaff

The Hills Have Spies - purpledragonclaw

The Oathbound - Catstaff

The Serpent’s Shadow - Catstaff

The Wizard of London - Catstaff

Unnatural Issue - Catstaff

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

Natasa Ilincic

A Compendium of Witches - Purpledragonclaw

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Good Omens - SaltySenpai

Nicholas Pileggi

Wiseguy - Catstaff

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Green Egg Omelette - Catstaff

Patrick Graham

L'Évangile selon Satan - Little-Star

Patrick Sénécal

Contre Dieu - Little-Star

Malphas: Le Cas des casiers carnassiers - Little-Star

Peter S. Beagle

In Calabria - purpledragonclaw

Peter David:

Alien Nation: Body and Soul - Catstaff

Q-In-Law - Catstaff

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

Priscilla Cummings

Blindsided - Catstaff

Pu Songling

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio: Eerie and Fantastic Chinese Stories of the Supernatural - Purpledragonclaw

Rebecca Solnit

Call Them By Their True Names - purpledragonclaw

Richelle LaFleur

Love In Arms - Catstaff

Rick Wilson:

Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever - Purpledragonclaw

Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump-and Democracts From Themselves - Purpledragonclaw

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

Sansra Brown

Breath of Scandal - 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

Cycle of the Werewolf - GhostMouse

Dolores Claiborne - GhostMouse

Duma Key - GhostMouse

End Of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) - GhostMouse

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges #2) - GhostMouse

Firestarter - Catstaff, GhostMouse

Full Dark, No Star - GhostMouse

Gerald's Game - GhostMouse

If It Bleeds - GhostMouse

It - Little-Star

Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges #1) - GhostMouse

Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Ghostmouse

Rage - GhostMouse

Roadwork - GhostMouse

The Colorado Kid - GhostMouse

The Dead Zone - GhostMouse

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - GhostMouse

The Outsider - GhostMouse

Stephanie Foster:

Rhythm of Love - Catstaff

Steve Berry

Le Temple de Jerusalem - Little-Star
Steven Levenkron:

The Luckiest Girl in the World - Catstaff

The Best Little 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

Thomas Harris

The Silence of the Lambs - Catstaff

Tim Marquitz and Melanie R. Meadors

Mech: Age of Steel

Tom Clancy:

Executive Orders - Catstaff

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

Tracy Chevalier

Girl with a Pearl Earring - Catstaff

Sun Bear, Wabun, and Nimimosha

The Bear Tribe's Self-Reliance Book - Catstaff

Vernor Vinge

Rainbows End - Purpledragonclaw

Virgina Woolf

To The Lighthouse - 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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I'll give it a whirl again this year, since I missed last year's.

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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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