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Saturday, October 26, 2019

And now for something different

Do you need a break from Dewey's?  Check out the first chapter of this new book coming in November!

Title: Nevermore
Author: Jason R. Papacek
Publisher: Nightcaller Publishing

About the book - straight from the author:  The story is about Irish immigrants in the 19th century. Two of the main characters leave Ireland in the late 1840s, during the potato famine, in hopes for a new start for their family. The Trans-Atlantic was what nightmares are made of and the start in America was difficult, but there were incredible people that came into their lives to help. Once in the U.S., the story takes place first in Boston and then in Hartford, Connecticut. 

There is much drama, romance with a splash of comedy. There are real historical figures intertwined throughout the pages that I hope will bring a realism and excitement to the tale. The most important lesson to be taken from this story if that: never underestimate the strength of a woman and that love will conquer all.

And now for the first chapter!  

A Good Morning
December 1860
Hartford, Connecticut

All the city’s neighborhoods had the appearance of a carefully-painted wintry holiday scene. The freshly fallen snow from the previous night had blanketed just about everything. Most of the streets were still undisturbed as no hooves, carriages, or footsteps had disturbed the settled snow. Trees lining the avenues were a balance of alabaster, crystal, and a hint of autumn’s clinging hues. The sparse decorative street lamps, littered throughout the various neighborhoods, had a thick coat of frost that completed the picturesque landscape.
For many a Christmas morning, Annabelle had awoken to an all too familiar scene outside of her bedroom windows. She stirred from a long night’s slumber with her usual hesitancy. Not one to leap from her bed, particularly in the mornings when the `frost had painted designs along the edges of her windows. It was only the warmth and whisper of “good morning, my love,” by her mother, that ever truly began Annabelle’s days.
Wintry mornings were periods when she would often linger, within the warm confines of her four-post bed, knowing that someone soon may come to interrupt her blissful slumber. With the crisp air crossing through her room and periodically touching her skin, an important decision needed to be made. Shall she remain cozy beneath her covers, waiting, or should she venture out into the morning air?
“Be bold, Annabelle. Be brave,” she thought to herself. “Slide a few toes out from under the covers and see if ‘tis worth leaving this bliss.” On some mornings, she would find herself not so brave and would decide that she would wait for her mother to come to get her. Knowing that no matter how incredible breakfast smelled in the air that it was not worth greeting her toes with the cold bedroom floor.
Annabelle, though, was quite aware that she had to get up and face the day, for this was not just any morning. “Foot out, foot out,” she kept telling herself. Slowly, she slid part of her foot out `from under the warm covers. “Brrr...,” she thought to herself, but she continued until she had ventured both of her feet out from their refuge under her blankets.
“Aye, Annabelle, go!” she said, firmly, with a sense of purpose. “Go!”
And with the bravery of a man diving into an icy river to save a drowning puppy, she tossed the covers off. Instantly, the air hit her skin with unrelenting ferocity. Embracing her bravery, she ignored the goosebumps rising on her skin, rubbed the sleep from her eyes, and began to take in the scene outside her bedroom windows.
“Aye, I be seeing some snow angels in my near future down
here. Def’ly before the sun be midday high,” said Annabelle with her face being unable to hide her anticipation. Instantly realizing what day it was, she let out an enthusiastic squeal, then flew from her bed without hesitation.
However, before her little feet touched the cold bedroom floor, she yanked her morning robe from its usual perch on her bedpost. She then scurried towards the door but only on her tiptoes.
Annabelle felt some of the warmth return to her body once her robe was around her shoulders. With the stairs just a few steps from her door, she found that she needed to make a few skipping leaps before she reached the top landing. The short hallway planks creaked with every other step she took, but for once, she did not pay them any mind. Without stopping at the top of the stairs, Annabelle continued down the flight of stairs with visions of immeasurable holiday jubilee awaiting her once she arrived in the grand living room.
Although she had difficulties falling asleep the night before, this morning, Annabelle found herself having no recollection of the old grandfather clock ever striking nine times. So, she was quite sure that she had had a good night’s rest when she woke, minutes before daybreak. The night had been as perfect a night as she could have recalled, these past few years, although she had not had that many years. The dinner was perfect, the church service was grand, and the anticipation for the next day was incredible. Annabelle was beside herself with anticipation and joy.
“‘Tis Christmas morn,’ ‘tis, fa-la-la, the most wonderful day of the year!” sang Annabelle, in an almost carol-like tone, with her arms swaying through the air as she leaped towards the first step, like a snowshoe hare. So many visions of Christmas past came flooding through her mind as she made her way down the stairs. There were so many beautiful moments that Annabelle was unable to focus her thoughts on just one. “What was this year going to be like?” she thought to herself.
The aroma of breakfast consumed her as she neared the last step. “Fa-la-la, the most wonderful...,” Annabelle continued to sing, in her soft, Americanized-Irish accented voice.
Now, Annabelle had six more steps to go until utter euphoria would consume her. She had another vision of the tree, filled with presents that all had her name on them. “Could there be books, a new dress or even that doll from O’Flanagan’s?” she dreamed. Annabelle had her eye on that doll ever since she spotted it in the storefront window on the family stroll following Thanksgiving dinner.
“Dolly, dolly, please be my dolly,” said Annabelle, just under her breath, so not to jinx herself. “Please, please, please, Ole Sainte Nicholas, please.”
Foregoing the last few steps with her arms out wide, she was flying. With reckless abandon, she leaped and landed, none so gracefully, in the small wooded foyer area with a thud and a slight skid towards the etched glass encased in the front door. She winced to herself as she skidded towards the front door. She remembered that she had been told many times, to be careful, by her parents.
“I best be listenin’ to them next time,” she thought. Then, with a devilish smirk rising on her face, she whispered to herself, “but, where’d be the fun in that?”
After Annabelle regained her bearings, she swung her body left to continue the quest to discover what Ole Sainte Nicholas had left for her under the Christmas tree. After all, it had been twelve long months of only “small” acts of defiance that she may, or may not, have been guilty of. Therefore, why would she not be rewarded with the best Christmas, ever?
“Well, why wouldn’t I? Why would I not have the best...,” Annabelle started rethinking the events of the past year, under her breath, as she entered the living room but stopped abruptly, as the entire room came into view.
`As she reached the middle of the living room, she made a room scanning pirouette, so that there was not an inch of the room that was missed. “I must be still asleep,” Annabelle gasped, as she stopped and turned to look down at her bare feet on the hardwood floors. “But, if I’d still be sleepin’, my feet would not be cold on the floor.” Annabelle began to look around the room again as if she was looking for a sign that would prove that she was awake and not lost in a dream.
The grandfather clock’s ticking from the hall had not ceased, and the scent of the morning bread in the kitchen had not dissipated. With her gaze having left her feet to peruse the clock and the kitchen door, she then returned her gaze down to her cold feet on the wood floors. Annabelle slowly wiggled her toes for a moment, and then she realized the truth.
“What the...,” Annabelle began saying but had lost her wording. It only took a moment for her to move beyond the respect of certain traditions, and for the anger and frustration to reach its boiling point, and then it happened.
“Blast him to bloody hell!” yelled Annabelle, without hesitation. Ole Sainte Nicholas had not left her any new books, nor a beautiful new dress, nor the bisque-doll that she saw in the local store window ...nothing was to be found beneath their Christmas tree. She was standing in front of the family tree on Christmas morning, and there were no presents, none!
“Are you bloody well kidding me? What the he--?” hollered Annabelle with stomping feet, as if her first exclamation was not intense enough and had not been heard by all. Yet, it had been.
“Annabelle Charlotte Theresa Hennessey! It is my prayers that our blessed Lord have mercy upon your soul,” exclaimed Aunt Mildred, as she hurried from the kitchen into the living room with a wooden spoon raised above her head and a crazed, panicked look in her eyes.
With her thick Irish accent, Aunt Mildred continued reprimanding Annabelle, while marching towards the still befuddled child frozen in the center of the room. Annabelle, having only slightly recovered from her shock at the sight of the barren Christmas tree, turned her head to face her great-aunt. She had not quite noticed that Aunt Mildred had taken ahold of her by the arm. But, once Annabelle realized that she was about to have her only slightly-padded buttocks accosted by said spoon, for her outburst, she became fully conscious of the situation and reacted.
“Stop!” Annabelle shouted as she thrust her open free hand up to block the spoon like a policeman directing horse-drawn carriage traffic. Annabelle knew that she did not want to get into a tussle with her great-aunt, and she especially did not wish to be struck on Christmas morning for any reason. She was on a new mission and nothing could detract her from finding out what was going on by finding her mother.
She looked Aunt Mildred square in the eyes and with a scowl on her face, yelled, “Aye, please, I have no time for it, on thismorn’!” She pulled herself out of the grasp of her aunt’s thick hands and continued into the kitchen, searching for her mother.
“Oh, bless my heart. How could such a sinner live under our very roof?” said Aunt Mildred, as she stumbled towards the closest armchair to regain her composure. She pulled out her rosary beads from her bosom and began to recite. “Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae, et in Iesum Christum, Filium Eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto...”
Annabelle still determined to make her feelings known, ignored her aunt and then proceeded towards the kitchen. With a deep inhale in preparation for a window-rattling bellow for her mother, Annabelle entered the kitchen, stomping her feet like a festivities parade’s marching band.
“Mu-,” began Annabelle, before her words got caught in her throat.She frozemid-step as her anger quickly turned to concern. For across the room, leaning against the glass on the sill of their favorite window seat, sat her mother staring out the window, having not responded to the ruckus that had just transpired.
She began walking towards her mother, Gabriella, with a slight hesitation, wondering if she should even approach her. Regaining her composure, Annabelle continued but, again, stopped a few feet short of her mother. She had noticed, at arm’s length from her mother, an all too familiar clearing of some dust on the window sill.
Still dressed in her nightgown, with a winter shawl draped around her shoulders, Gabriella finished dabbing her eyes with her handkerchief and turned to look at her daughter and stretched out a hand. Annabelle quickly scurried across the room, softly grasping her mother’s hand and joining her on the window seat.
Annabelle rested her head on her mother’s chest and rose her eyes to meet her mother’s and then asked, “it be Christmas morn, Mum...why do you weep, so?” Continuing to gaze down upon her daughter, Gabriella did not answer but attempted to smile to ease her daughter’s growing concern.
“Please tell me, Mum. Has something happened to my daddy?” asked Annabelle, as she began to search the room.
Annabelle looked around the kitchen to see if her father was there but had gone unnoticed.
“I feel so selfish,” said Annabelle as she tried to return her gaze to her mother. “I am worried about having no presents, underneath the tree on Christmas morn, while you sit here crying.”
Taking her daughter’s face, in her hands, and gently turning it back towards her, Gabriella begins to speak, “Oh, my dear Anna...,” but then lost her words.
She ran her fingers through her daughter’s soft blonde hair as she regained her composure. Determined to ease her daughter’s concern, Gabriella mustered all the strength she had and started, again, “I have something to talk to you about, Annabelle, and it is neither pleasant nor guaranteed to have a happy ending.” With a calming inhale followed by a long exhale, she continued, “It seems as though our beloved Union may be heading towards a state ofseparation.”
Though confused by her mother’s comment, Annabelle quietly awaited her mother’s explanation. She kept focused, intent on hearing every word her mother had to say, realizing the severity of the conversation by her mother’s expression, touch, and choice of words.
“A strong rift between the states of the north and the states of the south has come to an impasse. We are quite confident that word of South Carolina’s secession from our blessed Union is coming, any day now.”
Gabriella’s Irish-accent thickened when she was emotional, which became apparent as she continued, “I be fearin’ that other southern states be takin’ the same path, due to their common culture and economies.” Gabriella then paused for a moment and then added, “I believe that we must pray for the best but prepare...”
`“For the worst,” interjected Annabelle softly, as she finished her mother’s sentence for her.
Annabelle’s parents were educated people and felt that it was important for their daughter to be well-read from an early age. She was schooled in their home by her mother, and the subject matters were quite diverse. Her extensive knowledge of vocabulary, phrasing, and a general understanding of the English language was beyond most nine-year-old children.
“Aye, Annabelle, now listen, Love...” continued Gabriella with a slight hesitation, as a tear ran down her cheek, “your father and I want you to be havin’ the most fabulous life.
Gabriella chuckled and smiled at her daughter before returning to her conversation. “We’d be makin’ sure that you’d be educated so that you have an understandin’ of ‘mportant matters in the world. You must also be rememberin’ that ‘tis our job as your parents to protect you ‘til you are old enough to make decisions, on your own.”
Though Annabelle would be capable of comprehending most topics, her parents felt that since Annabelle was still quite young, it was necessary to only convey to her a simple version of recent events. Yet, Gabriella also thought it was important that her daughter not only know why these events would be affecting their family and lives, but how.
Annabelle had been trying to follow what her mother was telling her. She wanted to understand what was happening and knew that she wanted to ask the question, but she was not sure where to start. Feeling anxious, she just blurted out the first question that came to mind, to her mother.
“So, we may have to go to war for the Negro man?” asked Annabelle to her mother with a curious, yet soft expression on her face. But, as her mother inhaled in preparation for her response, Annabelle returned her gaze towards her mother and continued.
“Correct me, Mum, ‘cause I want to understand,” then came a pause with a long inhale, before she began, again. “From what we have read ‘tis that the southern states believe that they need to keep the Negro man enslaved. That they’d be needin’ to do this so that they can be continuin’ to grow their cotton in the Deep South and their tobacco crops in states, such as North Carolina and Virginia.”
Gabriella smiled because the words that Annabelle had stated came from a lesson they had covered, a few months earlier. Though proud of her daughter’s recall of the information, she thought it best not to interrupt Annabelle with praise and allowed her to continue with her thoughts.
“Instead of giving the Negro man his freedom, he wants to enslave him. This being so that the farm owners do not have to pay their workers, ever,” concluded Annabelle.
“I could not be more proud of my girl,” thought Gabriella. “Lord, please keep my miracle child safe so that she can grow to become the best woman that she can be.”
Annabelle had looked away towards the snow-covered yard and had become quiet, and still as if carefully planning her next statement on the matter at hand. But, as she turned back towards her mother, the child in her had reared itself from within, as the tears fell. She had found it impossible to hide her true feelings any longer and spoke plainly to her mother.
“Daddy is going away, isn’t he, Mum?” asked Annabelle with fear in her voice. “He is going away to fight against the men in the South, isn’t he?” continued Annabelle not hesitating to wait for a response. “He is...” she was unable to complete her sentence for her mother had taken her into her arms to comfort her, now panicking, young daughter.
Annabelle made no further attempts to speak but began to cry uncontrollably in her mother’s arms. Between long quivering sobs, Annabelle would call out, “Daddy....oh, Daddy!” Over and over, again, as if the more she called for him, the better chance there would be that he would not be leaving, and all would remain the same.
Gabriella did not attempt to subside her daughter’s tears, nor did she try to have her cease from repeating her cries for her father. Instead, she found herself crying with her daughter, as she held her close. No more needed to be said thought Gabriella to herself. So, they both sat without saying another word.
Gazing upon the snow-covered ground, Gabriella allowed herself to enjoy the beautiful scene outside their kitchen window, and to appreciate the precious gift that she had wrapped in her arms. She realized that she must continue to view life, as she had always done, by trusting that they will find a way to endure.
“Patrick,” whispered Gabriella, under her breath, with a sigh, “...oh, James Patrick Hennessey!” She then rested her head softly upon her daughter’s and said no more.






For more information, please visit the author's Facebook page.



15 Hours and Counting

It has been about 15 hours and I believe I have read about half of them.  Had a busy day and a fuller house than I had expected with, in addition to my husband and son, had my daughter, son-in-law, mom, sister, and two grandkids all over for most of the evening!

So far though I have finished three previously started books --



And am working on my fourth - this one I started today - 

Time for some pjs though and some stretches!  Happy reading.

Time to start reading for Dewey's Readathon!

It is 7AM and it is time to start the readathon!  I am going to be finishing up a few books to start with the first one being Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. 



And now for the opening survey. . . 

 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  Chicago area

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  I have no idea - not sure where my reading is going to take me today.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  Popcorn and pretzels!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  Reader since I was very young - currently have a great job working in a high school library with a great group of women readers!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?s
Not my first rodeo - but am just going to try enjoying myself today and not get hung up when my family needs me. . . lol.  It is trick or treat day here this afternoon and my grandson is going trick or treating for the first time!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Book Review: The Summer of Sunshine & Margot by Susan Mallery

Title: The Summer of Sunshine & Margot
Author: Susan Mallery

My review: This book was such a fun read! Two sisters, twins, very different in looks but not so different in their big hearts, how they care for others, and bad luck in the romance department. Margot is successful at what she does - though I don't know what to call it. She teaches people how to behave in situations where they may not have any experience - usually business-wise. Her new client is an older famous actress who has been known to be a little outrageous and is engaged to a diplomat from another country. Very much in love, she does not want to embarrass him at social engagements or worse yet, get him fired. She has a son, Alec, who has grown up successful himself, but unlike his mother, likes his world controlled and well-maintained.

The other sister, Sunshine, is a nanny that is always successful in connecting with the children she cares for, but tends to disappear from their lives when the new flavor of the month comes along - so she is not very reliable, and not successful in romance.  Her current client is a single dad Declan, with a young son Connor.  They hit it off very well as Sunshine is trying to change her ways.  

Two pretty sisters, two eligible single men, and of course love will be on the horizon.  There are some upsets and roadblocks and some humorous situations (gotta love Bianca - Alec's mom) and it is overall a very entertaining read.  Would be great for taking to the beach or on vacation.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasglow


Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author: Kathleen Glasglow

From Goodreads: Here is what happens when your mother dies.

It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.

That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.

Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.
 

My thoughts:  This book dealt with a tough subject.  A young girl's mom dies, and as far as she knew, this was her only living relative.   She has to deal with the new reality of foster care and learning to care for herself and make her own decisions.  Her mom had been very protective so she hadn't really even been able to pick out her own clothes before.  It takes you into her world and how she now views her relationships with classmates, school, and the rest of her life. 

For me, I lost my dad when I was 17 (but still had a mom and siblings).  I am much older now, but it made me really look back on that time in my life and realize that I probably should have talked to a counselor or a therapist.  I made some not so great decisions in the five years following his death that have affected my entire life.  When you are going through the loss of a parent, it is hard to see how it is really affecting your mental state - it isn't until after that you realize how things changed.   I could have really benefitted from this book just to help me realize that the feelings I had were normal and learn how to navigate those waters that overtake you when you lose a parent. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Book Review: Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Title: Things You Save in a Fire
Author: Katherine Center
On sale date: 8/13/19

About the book: From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about courage, hope, and learning to love against all odds.


Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's a total pro at other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.
The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew—even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can't think about that. Because love is girly, and it’s not her thing. And don’t forget the advice her old captain gave her: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping...and it means risking it all—the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become.
Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt and healing tour-de-force about the strength of vulnerability, the nourishing magic of forgiveness, and the life-changing power of defining courage, at last, for yourself. (From publisher's website)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a quick read with a really strong message of family and forgiveness. It also has some underlying messages of the lengths we go to for self-preservation. I liked that Cassie was a firefighter - don't know that I have read a book with a female firefighter, so that was a nice change. I tend to like programs like Station 19 and 9-1-1 which both have female firefighters.

I would have liked to have learned more about the mother/daughter relationship here - as that is where it seemed to be headed, but then it veered off into a romantic relationship. Despite that, I still enjoyed it - it was a good first "summer" read.




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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018 Reading Challenges


Ok, so this is the time of year that I sign up for a whole bunch of challenges that usually fall to wayside about May - but I always have good intentions!  They have become like my New Year's Resolutions - and every year I say this is going to be the year that I stick with them - so without further ado - here they are.

I found a HUGE list of challenges at Feed your Fiction Addiction so I attribute my picks to Nicole.  To see all of the challenges that she has found - go to this post.  I assure you, there are many many more than those I have chosen to participate in below.

Cover/Title-Based Challenges

12 Months, 12 (or 24) Covers @ The Hufflepuff Basement on Goodreads – Read books with certain items on the covers.
January: snow, feather = Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan  1/13/18   also Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick 1/20/18  
February: hearts, chocolate/cake  A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 4/8/18
March: flowers, book/paper - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley 4/28/18
April: rain, umbrella
May: clouds/fog, ship/boat - It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell 6/25/18
June: dog/cat, bicycle - Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 5/9/18
July: water, stairs - Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman 10/6/18
August: sun, hat/crown
September: fire, chair/throne
October: moon, skull - The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw - 9/4/18
November: leaves, lock/key
December: shoes, mask 
Color Coded Challenge @ My Reader’s Block – Read books that feature a specific color in the title or where the color is dominant on the cover.
*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover. 

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley 4/28/18
2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman 5/21/18
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Beige, Sand etc) in the title/on the cover.
6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover. 
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (1/20/18)
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc)in the title/on the cover.
8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).
Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge @ My Reader’s Block – For this challenge, there are six keywords associated with each month in 2016. Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the keywords for that month.

January - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (1/20/18)
February - Ophelia AND the Marvelous Boy (started in Feb - Finished 3/13/18)
March - Green Angel (didn't finish until May)
April - Turtles ALL the Way Down by John Green (4/28/18)
May - 
June - 
July - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (4/2/18)
August - House Arrest by K.A. Holt (7/11/18)
September - 
October - A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson (7/19/18)
November
December
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge @ Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book – Read books with titles from every letter of the alphabet.
A - Alive by Scott Sigler (2/1/18)
B - Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage (1/19/18)
C - Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson (11/12/18}
D - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan (1/13/18)
E - Erased by Jennifer Rush (1/4/18)
F - The First Part Last by Angela Johnson 5/24/18
G - Geekerella by Ashley Poston - 4/26/18
H - The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) - 4/27/18
I -  It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell - 7/6/18
J -
K -
L -
M - Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater (4/29/18)
N - The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (1/29/18)
O - Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett (2/8/18)
P - Prized (Birthmarked 2) by Caragh O'Brien (4/6/18)
Q - A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 4/8/18
R - The Rules by Stacey Kade (1/11/18)
S - The Saints by Lex Thomas (4/5/18)
T - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (1/19/18) - Audio
U - Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child (4/28/18)
V -
W - Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (3/19/18)
X -
Y -
Z - 
  1. What’s In A Name Challenge @ The Worm Hole – Choose a book to read from several categories (click on the link to see them).

  • The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)
  • A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake)
  • A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends)
  • A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)
  • A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood) Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Jaswal
  • A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne)

Location-Based Challenges

Literary Escapes Challenge @ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. There will be prizes, which will be announced later.  I will be keeping track on a Google Map here.

Wisconsin - The Rules by Stacey Kade
New York - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan
Massachusetts - Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage
California - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Wyoming - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Illinois - The Hunt by Stacey Kade
South Carolina - Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Indiana - Turtles all the Way Down by John Green
Oregan - The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Nebraska - Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
Pennsylvania - Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Idaho - Educated by Tara Westover
Ohio - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Oklahoma - The Outsider by Stephen King



Bingo or List Style
Popsugar Reading Challenge – A checklist of 40 different categories of books to read!  Download the printable list here.

 - The next book in a series you started - Erased (Altered Book 2) - Jennifer Rush
- A book by a local author - The Rules by Stacey Kade (Chicago Suburbs)
- A book by two authors - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan
- A book with a weather element in it's title - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

- A book with song lyrics in the title - Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell (also a song from Sleeping Beauty) - 3/13/18
- A book that you meant to read in 2017 but didn't ge to - Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (3/19/18)
- A book with characters who are twins - Geekerella by Ashley Poston - 4/26/18
- A Book about mental health - Turtles all the way down by John Green - 4/28/18
 - A book about death or grief - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley - 4/28/18
- A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist - They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 4/28/18
- A book with alliteration in it's title - Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater 4/29/18
- Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016 or 2017 PopSugar Reading CHallenges (A book with nonhuman characters) - Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer 5/2/18
- A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you - Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue 5/18/18

GWB 2017 Book Bingo @ Grand World of Books









A Library Book - The Rules
A Graphic Novel - Wires and Nerve (5/2/18)
A book that is becoming a movie in 2018 - Ready Player One (10/26/18)
A popular author's first book
A brand new book - This is Me by Chrissy Metz (5/27/18)
Read an own-voices book - Educated by Tara Westover (11/15/18)
A book over 500 pages
a Book with a one word title - Erased
A book about mental illness - Turtles all the way down (4/28/18)
A book about another culture - Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (6/30/18)
A book set in a different country - The War That Saved My Life (4/14/18)
A book that brought you joy - Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (3/19/18)
A book set in a different world - Alive by Scott Sigler
A nonfiction book of your choice - Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi Ever After by Heather Harpham (6/16/18)
The oldest book on your TBR
A book you heard about on YouTube
A book that was translated into English
A used book
A book that made you cry - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley 4/28/18
A book that made you angry
A classic
A book published in 2018 - The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart 9/19/18
A book a friend recommends - Behold the Dreamer by Imbolo Mbue 5/18/18
A book of short stories - You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfield 6/14/18



New to You Author - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (1/19/18)
First Person POV - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (1/20/18)
Fantasy - The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (1/29/18)
Science Fiction - Alive by Scott Sigler (2/1/2018)
Character with a Disability - A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 4/8/18
Size in the Title - Stuart Little by E. B. White 4/9/18
Color in the title - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley 4/28/18
Comic or Graphic Novel - Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer 5/2/18
Biography or Memoir - This is Me by Chrissy Metz 5/27/18
Written or set in the 14th century - The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (1386) (8/18/18)
A Ghost in the House - The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (9/4/18)
Strange or Unusual - The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart (9/19/18)
Author with your initials - House Arrest by K.Holt (7/11/18)


Super Hero
Debut Author
Contemporary - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan (1/13/18)
Over 500 pages
Norse Mythology
Robots - Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer (5/2/18)
Historical
Wolves - Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy (3/13/18)
Black Cover - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (1/20/18)
Set in Space - Alive by Scott Sigler (2/1/2018)
Dragons
Magic - The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (1/29/18)
Star Crossed Lovers - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley 4/28/18
Witches - The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (9/4/18)
Not set in the USA - Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett (2/8/18)
Manga - 

 Challenges for Specific Genres
Romance
Literary Pickers Reading Challenge @ Delighted Reader – A scavenger hunt style romance book challenge where you see if you can find a list of items as you read. Can use romance books or any book with a strong romance.

Level 2 for me (25 items/places)
Around the House 
Patio Furniture
Walk-In Closet
Dust or Cobwebs
Gaming System
Grandmother’s China/any dishes past down
Porch light
Quilt
Area Rug
Candle
Pots and Pans
Fruit Trees/Orchard - The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 9/4/18
Keys - Erased (Altered #2) by Jennifer Rush 1/4/18
Rocking Chair
Bathroom Mirror
Attic - Geekerella by Ashley Poston 4/26/18
Toy Chest/bin
Mixing bowl
Barn - 
Curtain/Drapes
Napkin/serviette


Around the World
Japan
Italy
Africa
Caribbean
New Zealand

It Goes Zoom Zoom
Motorcycle
Navy Ship
Raft
Roller blades/skateboard
Carriage
Riding Horse - How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron (8/28/18)
Shuttle/small space ship
Classic Car
Surfboard
RV/Caravan/Camper

Elements to Factor
Friends to lovers/Bestfriend - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley 4/28/18
Love at First Sight
Commitophobe
Arranged Marriage/Marriage of Convenience
Miscommunication
Threesome/Love Triangle
Gender bender/Role Reversal
Office Romance
Enemies to Lovers
Small Town
Rocker Romance
A Murder
Secret baby/accidental baby
Another dimension/fantasy world
Kink/BDSM
Post-apocalyptic/Dystopian/Futuristic - 
Historical
Humor/Comedy
First time author/narrator
On your TBR stack for more than a Year

All Terrain 
Lake
Volcano/Hot Spring
Blizzard or Polar Region - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (1/20/18)
City streets
Castle/Fortress - The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson - 8/18/18

Bon Appetit 
Pudding/Mousse
Vegetarian/Vegan fare
Ale
Campfire Cooking
Saute it (veggie or meat)
Fresh Catch (fish/seafood)
Waffles 
Tortilla/flat bread
Tropical Fruit
Specialty Tea or Coffee

Tools of the Trade
Fire hose
Hammer
Gas can/pump
Rifle
Scuba gear
Handcuffs
Toolbox
Shovel
Oven
Laptop Computer

Clothes                                                                                                             
Space suit - 
Uniform   Hammer
Costume/Disguise
High Heels - The Rules by Stacey Kade (1/11/18)
Engagement Ring
Belt
Boots - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares (1/13/18)
Skirt
Overalls
Trousers

Cover Clues
A number in the title - Tell Me Three Things (1/19/18)
Mostly Yellow
No people - A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 4/8/18
A season in the title
No face/hidden features
Holiday theme
A hat
Just a guy
Just a gal
A paranormal or sci-fi element

Classics
The Les Misérables Chapter-a-Day Read-Along @ One Catholic Life – Did you know that Les Mis has exactly 365 chapters? Read a chapter a day and get the book read in 2018!  I have always wanted to read this book, but have found it quite daunting, so am excited that I found this Read-Along.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal
Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm – This fun challenge has a giveaway on the sign-up page and may have more throughout the year.




The Squares

Space - Alive by Scott Sigler 2/1/18
AI
Wibbly Wobbly Time Travel
It's the End of the World As We Know It - The Saints by Lex Thomas 4/5/18
Alien Invasion - The Rules by Stacey Kade 1/11/18
Plague
Dystopia - Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
Alternate Reality
Cyberpunk
This is Totally Going to Happen One Day
Asian
African
Rebellion
Independent
South American
Portal- Waste of Space by Gina D'amico 8/7/18
Fantastic Beasts - Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer 5/2/18
Haunted - The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 9/4/18
Undead
Re-Telling - Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell
Bite Me
Kings, Queens and Long, Lost Relatives
Demonic- 
Immortal
Epic
Paranormal Reading Challenge @ Whole Latte Ideas
The Neverland Wars - Audrey Greathouse
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
The Outsider by Stephen King
Kids/MG/YA Challenges
Picture Book Challenge @ Becky’s Book Reviews – Read at least 6 picture books, with an optional checklist of categories.
_1. Title beginning with A
_2. Author beginning with A
_3. Title beginning with B
_4. Author beginning with B
_5. Title beginning with C
_6. Author beginning with C
_7. Title beginning with D - Duck/Rabbit
_8. Author beginning with D
_9. Title beginning with E
_10. Author beginning with E
_11. Title beginning with F
_12. Author beginning with F
_13. Title beginning with G
_14. Author beginning with G
_15. Title beginning with H
_16. Author beginning with H
_17. Title beginning with I
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J
_21. Title beginning with K
_22. Author beginning with K
_23. Title beginning with L
_24. Author beginning with L
_25. Title beginning with M
_26. Author beginning with M
_27. Title beginning with N - The Nonsense Book by Eric Carle
_28. Author beginning with N
_29. Title beginning with O
_30. Author beginning with O
_31. Title beginning with P
_32. Author beginning with P
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R
_35. Author beginning with R
_36. Title beginning with S - Seven Ate Nine
_37. Author beginning with S
_38. Title beginning with T
_39. Author beginning with T
_40. Title or Author beginning with U
_41. Title or Author beginning with V or W
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
_43. Title beginning with Y
_44. Author beginning with Y
_45. Title or Author beginning with Z
_46. An alphabet book
_47. A counting book
_48. A color word in the title
_49. A number word in the title
_50. Concept book of your choice— picture book
_51. Concept book of your choice — board book
_52. bedtime book —board book
_53. bedtime book — picture book
_54. book that rhymes —picture book
_55. book that rhymes — early reader OR board book
_56. holiday of your choice — board book or early reader
_57. holiday of your choice — picture book
_58. wordless picture book
_59. new to you author
_60. new to you illustrator
_61. favorite author
_62. favorite illustrator
_63. free choice
_64. fairy or folk tale adaptation
_65. fairy or folk tale traditional
_66. a title with the word “first” in it 
_67. a book set in the state you live
_68. a book set in a place you’d like to visit
_69. a book set in an imaginary place
_70. a book set in the past — fiction or nonfiction
_71. a book set in the present
_72. picture book for older readers — fiction
_73. picture book for older readers — nonfiction
_74. early reader — fiction
_75. early reader — nonfiction
_76. picture book with photographs
_77. one word title
_78. long title (four or more words)
_79. oversized book
_80. tiny book
_81. a book about playing (hide and seek, tag, or peekaboo, etc.)
_82. a book about school
_83. a book about hobbies (art, dance, music, crafts, sports)
_84. a title that is a question
_85. a title that is an exclamation
_86. an award winner or an honor book
_87. a collection (of poems OR stories) - A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
_88. a book with animals (fiction)
_89. a book with animals (nonfiction)
_90. a book about books or reading
_91. a book celebrating family
_92. first book in a series
_93. any book in a series
_94. book with an adventure or misadventure
_95. a book about a pet
_96. A title with the word “yes” or “no” in it
_97. A title with the word “big” or “little” in it
_98. a classic published before 1968
_99. a book you think should be considered a classic
_100. Out of print
_101. Library book
_102. Impulse Pick
_ 103. Board book published in 2018
_ 104. Picture book published in 2018 
Book Bingo Reading Challenge @ Fundamental Children’s Books – A Bingo-style challenge that works with picture books or chapter books. There will be a (reportedly huge) prize pack giveaway.  I didn't post the bingo page here, as they would like you to sign up to receive the Bingo page. 

-Read a book with a female main character - Erased (Altered #2) by Jennifer Rush 1/4/18
-Read a book by a female author - The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade 1/11/18
-Your Choice - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan 1/13/18
-Listen to an Audiobook - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (1/19/18)
-Read a book featuring monsters, fairies, or othe rmythical creatures - The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (1/29/2018)
-Read a book with a one word title - Alive by Scott Sigler (2/1/18)
- Read a book by an author who is no longer living - Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett (2/8/18)
 - Read a book by an author who is from a different country than your own - Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee (from Australia) (3/13/18)
- Read a book that has been made into a movie - Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (3/19/18)
- Read a book recommended by your teacher, librarian, or bookseller - The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (4/14/18)
- Read a book featuring a character who is differently-abled: A Quiet Kind of THunder by Sara Barnard. (4/8/18)
- Read a book set in another country - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (4/28/18)
- Read a book that is more than 25 years old - Mr. Popper's Penguins (1992) - 4/29/18)


YA Reading Challenge @ Whole Latte Ideas

1.  Erased (Altered #2) by Jennifer Rush 1/4/18
2.  The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade 1/11/18
3.  Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan 1/13/18
4.  Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage (1/19/18)
5. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (1/19/18) - Audio
6. Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (1/20/18)
7. The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (1/29/18)
8. Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett (2/8/18)
9. Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell (3/1/18)
10. Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1) by Caragh O'Brien (3/1/18)
11. Reborn (Altered #3) by Jennifer Rush (3/14/18)
12. Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (3/19/18)
13. The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith (3/21/18)
14. The Saints (Quarantine #2) by Lex Thomas (4/5/18)
15. Prized (Birthmarked #2) by Caragh O'Brien (4/5/18)
16. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 4/8/18
17. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (4/14/18)
18. Geekerella by Ashley Poston - 4/26/18
19. The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) by Stacey Kade 4/27/18
20. Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child 4/28/18
21. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 4/28/18
22. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley 4/28/18
23. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 4/28/18
24. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and FLorence Atwater - 4/29/18
25. Wires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve #1) by Marissa Meyer - 5/2/18
26. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman - 5/24/18
27. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson - 5/21/18
28. Green Witch by Alice Hoffman - 6/20/2018
29. House Arrest by K.A. Holt - 7/11/18
30. ONce and For All by Sarah Dessen 7/19/18
31. A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson 7/19/18
32. Scythe by Neal Shusterman - 7/21/18
33. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar - 7/26/18
34. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans - 7/29/18
35. Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman - 7/29/18
36. Waste of Space by Gina D'amico - 8/7/18
37. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson - 8/18/18
38. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw - 9/4/18
39. The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart - 9/19/18
40. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - 9/14/18
41. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia - 10/26/18
42. Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson - 11/12/18



Other Genres
The Second Star Society @ The Frozen Book Blog – This challenge is being run as an online book club. Each month you will read a retelling of a particular classic. You can either read the “official” retelling for that month or any other retelling of the classic.
January - The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (Or any Peter Pan retelling) - finished 1/29/18
February - Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell - finished 3/1/18
March - Geekerella by Ashley Poston - 4/26/18
TBR or Review Book Challenges
Review Writing Challenge @ Delighted Reader – Let’s get those reviews written!  I would like to write at least 1 review a week. . . 
New Release Challenges
2018 New Release Challenge @ (un)Conventional Book Views – Read and review books released in 2018. Link up quarterly for the giveaway
I am a New Release Newbie (1-30 books)
1. This is Me by Chrissy Metz 5/27/18
2. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 9/4/18
3. The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart 9/19/18
4. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman 10/6/18
5. The Outsider by Stephen King 10/21/18
6. Educated by Tara Westover 11/15/18
Debut Author Challenge @ That Artsy Reader Girl – Read books from 2018 debut authors! There is a bi-annual giveaway.
1. This is Me by Chrissy Metz 5/27/18
2. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
3. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
4. Educated by Tara Westover
Format/Publisher Challenges
Audiobook Challenge @ Hot Listens & Caffeinated Book Reviewer – Listen to audiobooks! There will be two giveaways during the year.
Weekend Warrior - 5-10 Audiobooks

1. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (1/19/18)
2. Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien (3/1/18)
3. Prized by Caragh O'Brien (4/6/18)
4. Promised by Caragh O'Brien
5. You Think it, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfield
6. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
7. The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
8. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
9. The Outsider by Stephen King
10. Confessions of a Murder suspect by James Patterson


Topical Challenges
What an Animal Reading Challenge @ Socrates’ Book Reviews – Read books that involve animals in some way.
Level 1 - 6 books
1. Stuart Little by E. B. White - 4/9/18
2. Turtles all the Way Down by John Green 4/28/18
3. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater 4/29/18
4. Shiloh by Phyllis Naylor Reynolds 


Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction. There will be a giveaway at the end of the year.
Initiate - 1-5 Witchy Books
1. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
2. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

 Misc. Challenges
Share a Tea Reading Challenge @ Becky’s Book Reviews – Love drinking tea while you read? This challenge is for you!
1 - Erased (Altered 2) by Jennifer Rush - 1/4/18
2. - The Rules (Project Paper Doll 1) by Stacey Kade 1/11/18
3. - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan 1/13/18 (mostly drank coffee with this one)
4. Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage - 1/19/18
5. Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick - 1/20/18
6. The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (1/29/18)
7. Alive by Scott Sigler
8. The Saints (Quarantine 2) by Lex Thomas - 4/5/18
9. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 4/8/18
10. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - 4/14/18
11. Geekerella by Ashley Poston - 4/26/18
12. Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer 5/2/18
13. Behold the Dreamer by Imbolo Mbue 5/18/18
14. This is Me by Chrissy Metz 5/27/18
Reading Challenge Addicts 2018 @ Reading Challenge Addict – Enter and complete reading challenges!
Newbery Reading Challenge @ Smiling Shelves – Read Newbery and Caldecott books!
1. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia Maclachlan - 4/12/18 (Newbery)
2. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - 4/14/18 (Newbery)
3. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater (Newbery) 4/29/18
4. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Taylor (Newbery) 5/18/18
Book to Movie Reading Challenge @ Gather Together and Read – Read books that have been/are being made into movies and TV series!
Level 1a: 1-3 books

1.  Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (3/19/18)
2. The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith (3/21/18)
3. Ready Player One by Ernest Kline
4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
5. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
6. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
7. Scythe by Neal Shusterman





Library Love Challenge @ Angel's Guilty Pleasure
1 - Erased (Altered 2) by Jennifer Rush - 1/4/18
2 - The Rules (Project Paper Doll 1) by Stacey Kade - 1/11/18
3 - Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan - 1/13/18
4 - Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage - 1/19/18
5 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum - 1/19/18
6 - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick - 1/20/18
7 - The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse (1/29/18)
8 - Alive by Scott Sigler (2/1/18)
9 - Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett (2/8/18)
10 - Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell (3/1/18)
11 - Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien (3/1/18)
12 - Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee (3/13/18)
13 - Reborn (Altered 3) by Jennifer Rush (3/14/18)
14 - Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (3/19/18)
15 - The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith (3/21/18)
16 - The Saints by Lex Thomas (4/5/18)
17 - Prized (Birthmarked 2) by Caragh O'Brien (4/6/18)
18 - A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard 4/8/18
19. - Stuart Little by E.B. White 4/9/18
20. - Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia Machlachan 4/12/18
21. - The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 4/14/18
22. - Geekerella by Ashley Poston - 4/26/18
23. - The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) by Stacey Kade - 4/27/18
24. - Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child - 4/28/18
25. - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green - 4/28/18
26. - Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley - 4/28/18
27. - They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera - 4/28/18
28. - Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater - 4/29/18
29. - A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson - 4/30/18
30. - Wires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve #1) by Marissa Meyer - 5/2/18
31. - Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Taylor 5/9/18
32. - Promised by Caragh O'Brien 5/9/18
33. - Behold the Dreamer by Imbolo Mbue 5/18/18
34. - Green Angel by Alice Hoffman 5/21/18
35. - The First Part Last by Angela Johnson 5/24/18
36. - This is Me by Chrissy Metz 5/27/18
37. House Arrest by K.A. Holt - 7/11/18
38. ONce and For All by Sarah Dessen 7/19/18
39. A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson 7/19/18
40. Scythe by Neal Shusterman - 7/21/18
41. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar - 7/26/18
42. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans - 7/29/18
43. Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman - 7/29/18
44. Waste of Space by Gina D'amico - 8/7/18
45. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson - 8/18/18
46. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw - 9/4/18
47. The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart - 9/19/18
48. How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron
49. It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell
50. Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi Ever After by Heather Harpham
51. Green Witch by Alice HOffman
52. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Jaswal
53. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
54. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
55. The Outsider by Stephen King
56. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
57. How to Knit a Heart Back HOme by Rachael Herron
58. Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
59. Educated by Tara Westover





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