2014 Challenges

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Long Awaited Reads Month – January
√ The Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux

Summer Reading 2014 Middleboro High School

IRL “The Bookies” Book Club
Jan – Playing Dead / Julia Heaberlin – PS
Feb – Me Before You / JoJo Moyes – GM
Mar – How to Be an American Housewife – MBR
Apr – The House on the Strand – HL
May – The Death of Bees – RD
Jun /Jul – The Good Earth – SC
Aug –
Sep – Wish Her Safe at Home -CH
Oct – The Vacationers
Nov –
Dec –

√ Time – The Yearling / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
√ Number – Slaughterhouse-Five/Vonnegut
√ Name – My Antonia / Cather
–   Weather –  (only read about 1/3 of Wind Sand and Stars…)
√ Royalty – The Count of Monte Cristo / Dumas
√ School – 101 Things I Learned in Film School / Landau

The 2014 challenge site:  Wormhole

Classics Challenge  – (My post)

  1. √ A 20th Century Classic  – The Good Earth
  2. √ A 19th Century Classic – Three Men in a Boat
  3. √ A Classic by a Woman Author – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield (free for Kindle!)
  4. √ A Classic in Translation – The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul   √
  5. A Classic About War  – The Art of War by Sun Tzu (in house, have had this forever)
  6. √ A Classic by an Author Who Is New To You – Therese Raquin by Zola (audio)
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  1. √ An American Classic – The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (have in house, bought because author is KAΘ)
  2. √ A Classic Mystery, Suspense or Thriller – The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes) by AC Doyle (eBook)
  3. A Historical Fiction Classic –   (will probably skip this one)
  4. √ A Classic That’s Been Adapted Into a Movie or TV Series – Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (in house)
  5. √ Extra Fun Category:  Write a Review of the Movie or TV Series adapted from Optional Category #4.  1981 √ &/or 2008 

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Personal Challenge #1 – LOANED TO ME Books

An Unlikely Angel by Ashley Smith – from my neighbor K.
Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli – from Nancy
Two Rivers by T.Greenwood – from Holly
A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard – another from Holly
Me and Mr. Darcy by  Alexandra Potter – again, from Holly
Save the Cat!  by Blake Snyder – WON in a giveaway by Trisha
Film School by Neil Landau with Matthew Frederick – I think I won this from Trisha

Personal Challenge #2 – AUTHORS I MUST READ
Tom Perotta – Election
Zetta Elliot – A Wish After Midnight
Connie Willis – Either Doomsday Book or To Say Nothing of the Dog
√ Michael Pollan – maybe this is the year I read the Omnivore’s Dilemma (reading/audio in May 2014)

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Readalongs:  

√   Bag of Bones – Stephen King

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