Annual Reading Challenge 2019

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  1. Cogswel_Cogs

    Cogswel_Cogs DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2005
    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.

    Aladar2004 3/?
    allenfane 0/10
    bobbiwuz 10/75
    Calliemar 14/50
    Cogswel_Cogs 3/30
    Colleen27 23/130
    Couchy 5/35
    Christine 0/25
    Designmom 8/24
    Disney_Alli 6/50
    dolewhipdreams 4/30
    erinlynn2020 ?/100
    FlightlessDuck 2/20
    Jeniferdwn 5/20
    Kaytieeldr 0/25
    KevM 10/52
    Kirby 7/50
    luvmarypopins 3/30
    mini22 4/30
    mmouse37 4/30
    NJLauren 3/24
    OKW8297 1/12
    PigletsPal2 6/TBD
    Soldier's*Sweetie 0
    scrhsa 4/10
    sjrec 5/50
    Simba's Mom 3/56
    Swimnoid 4/83
    tazdez3225 9/60
    TexasBae 15/115
    Tiggerbaby 9/90
    Tiggerish 7/104
    tinkerbellandeey 9/56
    tinkerdorabelle 2/20
    virge 6/50
    Willowsnn3 10/50

    Top Read Books

    The Great Alone Hannah 3
    The Knowledge Grimes 3
    Crazy Rich Asians Kwan 3
    Close to Home Dugoni 2
    The Forgotten Hours Schumann 2
    The Address Davis 2
    Heaven's Crooked Finger Early 2
    The Light Within Me: An Inspirational Memoir Earhardt 2

    Top Read Authors
    Pratt Scott 8
    Kenyon Sherrilyn 6
    Kwan Kevin 5
    Dugoni Robert 3
    Hannah Kristin 3
    Roberts Nora 3
    Grimes Martha 3
    Breene K.F. 3
    Patterson James 3
    Yancy Rick 3
    Robb J.D. 2
    Moser Nancy 2
    Earhardt Ainsley 2
    Chapman Julia 2
    Early Hank 2
    Lindgren Astrid 2
    Evanovich Janet 2
    Davis Fiona 2
    Forman Gayle 2
    Robbins Alexabdra 2
    Schumann Katrin 2
    Cameron Bruce 2
    Slaughter Karin 2
    Warren Elizabeth 2
    Bradley Alan 2
    Bowen Rhys 2
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
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  2. TexasBee

    TexasBee Mouseketeer

    Aug 13, 2007
    Planning to read 115 books in 2019.
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  4. KevM

    KevM Mouseketeer

    Apr 5, 2018
    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

    willowsnn3 DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2009
    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
    04. Heaven's Crooked Finger by Hank Early
    05. The Light Within Me: An Inspirational Memoir by Ainsley Earhardt
    06. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
    07. Crazyhouse by James Patterson
    08. Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea
    09. Lamentation by Joe Clifford
    10. The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
    11. The Last Mile by David Baldacci
    12. Unshakable by Rick Warren
    13. A Thin Dark Line by Tami Hoag
    14. "J" is for Judgment by Sue Grafton
    15. The Boy by Tami Hoag
    16. "K" is for Killer by Sue Grafton
    17. "L" is for Lawless by Sue Grafton
    18. The Extra Large Medium by Helen Slavin
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019 at 7:07 AM
  6. disneychrista

    disneychrista DIS Veteran

    Dec 26, 2002
    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

    Aug 31, 1999
    I'm going to go up to 25 for this year. Thanks!
  8. Swimnoid

    Swimnoid DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2003
    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

    scrhsa DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2014
    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

    tazdev3225 <font color=darkorchid>I sucked my thumb up with t

    Apr 2, 2008
    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.
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  11. Soldier's*Sweeties

    Soldier's*Sweeties DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    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

    tinkerbellandeeyor DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2011
    11 so far I will up it when the new list comes out
  13. OKW8297

    OKW8297 Mouseketeer

    Apr 13, 2017
    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 modest goal it is! Thank you for this thread!
  14. willowsnn3

    willowsnn3 DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2009
    Please do share. I think from the prior challenge that we have read some of the same books.
  15. TexasBee

    TexasBee Mouseketeer

    Aug 13, 2007
    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

    tinkerbellandeeyor DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2011
    Are you it will be a big help at lunch time
  17. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

    Aug 31, 1999
    What a great idea!!
  18. dolewhipdreams

    dolewhipdreams Counting days until my next Dole Whip

    Feb 24, 2017
    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

    Cogswel_Cogs DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2005
    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

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

    Aug 26, 2003
    I will set 75 as my goal.
  21. Kirby

    Kirby DIS Veteran

    Apr 7, 2000
    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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