Annual Reading Challenge 2019

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  1. Cogswel_Cogs

    Cogswel_Cogs DIS Veteran

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    Welcome all to the 2019 Disboards Reading Challenge.
    All are welcome throughout the year.
    Just let us know how many books you are trying to read for the year.

    bobbiwuz 2/75
    Cogswel_Cogs 0/30
    Colleen27 2/130
    Christine 0/25
    Designmom 4/24
    Disney_Alli 4/50
    dolewhipdreams 2/30
    FlightlessDuck 0/20
    Kaytieeldr 0/25
    KevM 0/52
    Kirby 2
    luvmarypopins 0/30
    mini22 2/30
    NJLauren 1/24
    OKW8297 TBD/12
    Swimnoid 0/83
    Soldier's*Sweetie 0
    scrhsa 0/10
    Simba's Mom 0/56
    tazdez3225 8/60
    TexasBae 4/115
    Tiggerish 2/104
    tinkerbellandeey 1/11
    Willowsnn3 2/50
     
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  2. TexasBee

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    Planning to read 115 books in 2019.
     
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  4. KevM

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    Thanks for doing this again @Cogswel_Cogs.

    While I was very happy to hit my goal last year, it took up a lot of time. I’m looking to get some free time back this year, so my initial goal is to read 52 books this year.
     
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  5. willowsnn3

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    Thank you!

    I passed my goal of 50 last year but think I will still keep it at 50 for 2019.
    01. Close to Home by Robert Dugoni
    02. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
    03. The Address by Fiona Davis
     
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  6. disneychrista

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    My goal this year is 30. It is down from last years goal & last years total. But my reading time will be cut down this year so...30 it is.

    And my first book of 2019 is Leverage in Death by JD Robb. I am finally caught up on this series so I am going to have to move on to other books. So I will be looking to this thread for ideas.
     
  7. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    I'm going to go up to 25 for this year. Thanks!
     
  8. Swimnoid

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    Put me down for 83. That's pushing it but I'll give it a try. And the first two are...

    1. Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty
    Young Adult, fantasy based at Biltmore in Asheville, NC in 1899. Enjoyed

    2. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
    Law students pulling one over on the system. Enjoyed
     
  9. scrhsa

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    I'm in. Last year I set a modest goal of 10. I'm gonna bump it up to another modest 15 :) But I am going to throw in a few extra challenges for my self.

    Read a book I own but haven't read yet. ( Hunchback of Notre Dame--we'll see about this one:))
    Read a book published the year I was born. (The Black Cauldron or Gentle Ben)
    Read a classic romance. (Might be tough, I've read a lot already)
    Read 1st book by a famous author.( I'm looking at you Neil Gaiman)
    Read a non-fiction
    Read a book made into a movie. (Psycho, if I can find it)
    Read a novelization from a movie. (Alien)
    Re-read a favorite from childhood/youth.(Eight Cousins)

    I have a few others but they are the basics: mysteries, sci-fi, biography etc.

    My dd did say to read a book by an author I don't like and/or on a subject I don't like. This would be tough because If I'm not interested I don't think I could finish
     
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  10. tazdev3225

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    I'm in. I am trying to pick a number as I already have 5 books read since the New Year started. I think I will aim for 60 this year.

    To get started I found a new author on my Kindle Unlimited - Scott Pratt. I read book 1 in the series the last week of December so will not count that.

    1 In Good Faith by Scott Pratt (Book 2 in the Joe Dillard series)

    2 Injustice for All by Scott Pratt (Book 3 in the Joe Dillard series)

    3 Reasonable Fear by Scott Pratt (Book 4 in the Joe Dillard series)

    4 Conflict of Interest by Scott Pratt (Book 5 in the Joe Dillard series)

    5 Blood Money by Scott Pratt (Book 6 in the Joe Dillard series)

    They all follow a lawyer, Joe Dillard, in Tennessee. I am reading one a night so should be done the series in a couple of days.
     
  11. Soldier's*Sweeties

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    I don’t want to commit to the challenge because I’m really busy with school, but I am still reading in my spare time. Do you guys mind if I share what I’ve read? I’ve gotten so many good recommendations from these threads, I’d like to pay it forward.
     
  12. tinkerbellandeeyor

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    11 so far I will up it when the new list comes out
     
  13. OKW8297

    OKW8297 Earning My Ears

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    I’ve watched these threads for years and I’m taking the plunge....I’m in! I’m going to have a modest goal of 12. I finished Voyager in the Outlander series this week but read half in 2018. Not sure if I should count it. These books are long and reading time is short.....so modest goal it is! Thank you for this thread!
     
  14. willowsnn3

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    Please do share. I think from the prior challenge that we have read some of the same books.
     
  15. TexasBee

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    If you are willing to count audio books, Audible has a couple of adaptations of Alien stories that are like listening to radio plays.
     
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  16. tinkerbellandeeyor

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    Are you it will be a big help at lunch time
     
  17. Christine

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    What a great idea!!
     
  18. dolewhipdreams

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    I want to read this one this year, too!!

    I’m joining the challenge with a goal of 30 books again this year!
     
  19. Cogswel_Cogs

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    I think audio books always counted, to my understanding we draw the line at Cliff Notes.
    BTW did you know they were actually Cliff's Notes and were started by some dude named Clifton. I owe that guy my life.
     
  20. bobbiwoz

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    I will set 75 as my goal.
     
  21. Kirby

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    I'm going to join in at 50 books. I'm in a book club so I can guarantee at least 11 books if I haven't already read them.

    I like your book ideas scrhsa, I think that I'm going to look up one that was written the year I was born.

    Book 1 - Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin, genre Inspirational. I don't know where I picked this book up but I enjoyed reading it.
     

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