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2013 BOOK CHALLENGE! Are you in?

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  1. threeboysmom

    threeboysmom Our life is what our thoughts make it

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    Well, it's official. 2013 starts tomorrow. I know we've talked a bit about starting a 2013 book challenge so here it is!!

    Not sure how to organize this. Would welcome any thoughts as to how to keep the thread current and prevent it from getting lost.

    Everyone that wants to participate should state their book goal # and maybe the book/s they are most excited to read in 2013.

    Maybe we can keep track of our books by editing our original thread? Keep a running list of titles that we've finished?

    I cannot WAIT to see what new treasures we'll discover this new year!! :cloud9:


    2013 Book Challenge
    threeboysmom - 50
    Mermaid02 - 12
    runsandjumps - 25
    3smithboys - 50
    nancycj56 - 50
    RunningGirl - 60
    teacherlisa1978 - 24
    StephMK - 52
    wiigirl - 25
    keenercam - 150 !!
    *tinker*bell* - 45
    Simba's Mom - 75 (haha!)
    Swimnoid - 75
    Cogswel_Cogs - 14
    Kewz1 - 24
    lovin'fl - 12
    kinntj - 12
    EeyoreEma - 100 !!
    illuminationsfanatic - 52
    Meetmeinmontauk - 12
    *JoGo* - 50
    disneyfanforever - 25
    Kathi OD - 50
    willowsnn3 - 72
    PigletsPal2 - 100 !
    low-key - 9
    alexandmaddie - 15
    CaliBear - 40
    CourtasanSatine - 50
    KBW - 18
    DisneyWalle - 50
    diznee25 - 24
    hulagirl87 - 100 !!
    pigletz - 52
    *NikkiBell* - 12
    paulasillars - 24
    Katy Belle - 12
    gillep - 25
    WowLookAtThat - 72
    minniebeth - 25
    Lionqueen2 - 70
    KrazyPete - 28
    Tinkerbell1013 - 25
    chiefmickeymouse - 40
    tarheel618 - 50
    LOVETHATMOUSE - 30
    dismom301930 - 50
    disneyshakeygirl - 50
    funkychunkymonkey - 50
    disny_luvr - 25
    Debbie19 - 30
    tarzansmom - 52
    JaneBanks - 30
    stacy347 - 30
    Glynis - 100 !!
    penguin1102 - 70
    Friend of a Mouse - 52
    CharityLynn - 30
    Robindianne - 12
    Beezle2 - 75
    scooby9932 - 65
    ebtbmom - 15
    phorsenuf - 52
    mfd25wife - 26
    fireworks fan - 52
    Talking Hands - 100 !!
    rcpae - 24
    nickyg14 - 30
    Pixiedust34 - 30
    njcarita - 12
    tinkerbellandeeyor - 11
    Desiree - 30
    CourtasanSatine - 50
    wvjules - 25
    disneyfanforever - 25
    DarthMama - 52
    ksjayhawks - 40
    mickeysgal - 40
    SEASONK - 75
    mmouse37 - 30
    K and K's Mommy - 20
    KatheeME - 26
    Caseheidi - 100 !!
    dizluvah - 120 !!
    *DisneyDreamer - 20
    waynesherie - 30
    kayrosek - 125 !!
    Ginny Favers - 50
    Tigger&Belle - 24
    unbrelievable - 13
    BearcatsFan - 50
    nemofans - 75
    jenny105 - 25
    Soldier's*Sweeties - 25
    mike92 - 12
    Christine - 24
    kimblebee - 50
    clutter - 15
    momto3gr8boys - 30
    pansmermaidzlagoon - 52
    MrsDuck - 50
    zippitydoo - 45
    portia9 - 120 !!
    tiggrbaby - 35
    quietgirll - 100 !!
    Maridw - 25
    tinkerbellfan6880 - 80
    luvmarypoppins - 24
    DisneyMommyMichelle - 250 !!!!!!!!
    smkiya - 20
    amberg93 - 25
    "Got Disney" -
    Angiea1114 - 25
    Bearybear - 50
    Baby Pluto - 25
    DisneyDetective - 30
    MollyMom - 12
    GILL635 - 60
    Narnia_girl - 50
    Wilma-bride - 116 !!
    GaBelle - 20
    ThereAndBackAgain - 25
    tammilynne - 75
    Deffenm - 10
     
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  3. threeboysmom

    threeboysmom Our life is what our thoughts make it

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    I'll start...

    I plan on reading 30 books in 2013 (I usually read on average 2 per month so this will stretch me somewhat).

    I have 54 currently on my "to-read" list though. Grrrrr... Just not enough time!!

    The book I am most excited about reading in 2013 is Rush Home Road.... oh and Defending Jacob. Two books that have had consistently good reviews and that have been on my list for quite some time now.

    I'm also looking forward to finishing the Harry Potter series once and for all!!!
     
  4. Mermaid02

    Mermaid02 <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

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    Reading more is a great New Year "New Me" Goal! Count me in. Maybe a book a month for me.... I tend to read sporadically!
     
  5. runsandjumps

    runsandjumps DIS Veteran

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    I'll join. Goal is to read 100 books. No titles in mind, however I need to read different genres for sure. I am stuck in a rut. I usually finish a book a week, sometimes more. I am a very proud bookworm.
     
  6. 3smithboys

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    Sure, I'm in! I love to read...I just finished The Fault in Our Stars because it was recommended on the other thread and downloaded 11/22/63 and 77 Days in September. So those 2 are next on my list.

    I've already read (and loved Gone Girl) and read and liked Dark Places (that one just took more time to get into, but once I did it was really good too...) So I think that I will read Sharp Objects, too.

    I have The Book Thief on my Kindle too.... I downloaded that for one of my vacay books this summer, but never got around to reading it. I know that it is a must read book!

    I think these should keep me busy for a bit... :goodvibes

    ETA: I missed that we were supposed to put our goal amount of books - I think I will set my goal at 30. I love to read, but during the school year I don't read as much as I would like. I do make up for it in the summer!
     
  7. nancycg56

    nancycg56 DIS Veteran

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    Count me in!

    My goal again this year is 50 books. I read 30 last year so I am getting closer and one of these years, I will hit it :)

    I will be happy just to be able to get some of the books off my kindle so I don't have anything in mind that I want to read in 2013.
     
  8. RunningGirl

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    I'm in for 40 books. Next up is Great Gatsby - want to reread it before the movie comes out.
     
  9. teacherlisa1978

    teacherlisa1978 DIS Veteran

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    Great idea! My goal is 24 books. I'm most excited to finish the Outlander series and some more Gillian Flynn
     
  10. StephMK

    StephMK DIS Veteran

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    Can I join? I absolutely love to read but go through spells where I don't get any done. It's so hard to put a good book down then I end up staying up half the night!

    I'm going to go with 20 books. One for each month then extras in the summer when I have more time.
     
  11. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

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    I am in. :thumbsup2

    My Goal: 15 books for fun, 10 books for work.
     
  12. keenercam

    keenercam Loves Mickey!

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    I'm in. My goal is 52 books. Reading them shouldn't be too hard, but keeping track of what I've read might be difficult. LOL!
     
  13. *tinker*bell*

    *tinker*bell* Mouseketeer

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    Oooh I love this idea! Great New Years resolution, I'll set my goal for 45 books... I have no idea what I'll read need to hit the bookstore!
     
  14. Simba's Mom

    Simba's Mom <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha

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    I'm in-I love to read also! My problem has been that I tend to forget the names of the books I read almost as soon as I'm done (I've been known to even have to look up the title of what I'm reading), but I just got a Kindle, so my books will be stored on it after I'm done. I'm down for 65 books. I've just got one question-what about books in progress on January 1? I have a book that I'm about half way thru, so I'll finish it in 2013. Does that count as a 2013 book or not? Either way doesn't matter, I just need to know. But no fair laughing at the "junk" I read-I'm one of these romance, cozy mystery type readers, nothing too deep.
     
  15. Swimnoid

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    I'm in. My goal for 2012 was 75 and I read 79 (unless I finish my current one tonight).

    I think I'll keep it at 75 for 2013.

    I keep track by using the goodreads website.

    I'm currently reading Black List by Brad Thor. Really good!


    1. Black List by Brad Thor
    2. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
    3. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
    4. 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
    5. Post Mortem by Patricia Cornwell
    6. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
    7. Double Take by Catherine Coulter
    8. A Boy No More by Paxton Davis
    9. Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier
    10. Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin
    11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    12. Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
    13. The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
    14. A Dash of Murder by Teresa Trent
    15. Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson
    16. The Concrete Blond by Michael Connelly
    17. Private London by James Patterson
    18. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
    19. The Racketeer by John Grisham
    20. Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier
    21. Alone by Lisa Gardner
    22. Private Berlin by James Patterson
    23. The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor
    24. Learn Me Good by John Pearson
    25. Magic Street by Orson Scott Card
     
  16. Cogswel_Cogs

    Cogswel_Cogs DIS Veteran

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    I am in, will go for fourteen, because 13 seems unlucky and I was close to twelve in 2012.
     
  17. Kewz1

    Kewz1 DIS Veteran

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    I'm in too! I love to read - it's finding the time to sit down and do it that I struggle with.

    I'm keeping my goal low: 24. Only 2 books a month. I think I can handle that!

    Kristen
     
  18. lovin'fl

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    Me too. I'm in...12 books is my goal. I would like to read the two I have here now (Lone Wolf and The 12 Tribes of Hattie) and then I also wanted to read Cloud Atlas, Gone Girl, The Light Between Oceans and Rush Home Road. Defending Jacob sounds good too. Was hoping to be able to read Martin's Winds of Winter, but them are pipe dreams :worship:
     
  19. kinntj

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    I'm in! I'll commit to 12, since I'm starting classes and won't have as much time to read for fun. I can catch up in the summer.

    I just received a book I wanted for Christmas and that will be my first.

    1. Under the Dome by Stephen King
     
  20. EeyoreEma

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    Count me in! I'll say 100. I read a lot, and way too fast! I have a lot I am looking forward to - The Orchardist, Honolulu, The Pull of the Moon, Galway Bay, Wildflower Hill ... The list goes on and on!
     
  21. illuminationsfanatic

    illuminationsfanatic Mouseketeer

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    I would love to join in! I will keep my 2013 goal the same as my 2012 goal, 52 books. :)
     

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