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August | Tracy Letts
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One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August; Osage County a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest - and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed.
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Blueberry
August: Osage County | Tracy Letts
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The Woman in White
August: Osage County
The Two Faces of January

HeatherBookNerd August Osage County - that family is a hot mess. I‘ve seen a production on stage and it was pretty riveting. Like a train wreck you can‘t look away. 9mo
SandyW Love the quote! 9mo
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Samplergal
August | Tracy Letts
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Well this is a first! Actually read all the books I had in my goals!

DGRachel Awesome! Congrats! 11mo
Mollyanna Woo-hoo! Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 11mo
Reviewsbylola Great job! 👏🏻 11mo
tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 Yay!! 11mo
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Samplergal
August | Tracy Letts
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August was a good month!

HannaPolkadots Impressive!👍😁 11mo
olivia.ferz Yay!! I'm glad you liked The Book Thief. It's my favorite book too! 11mo
tammysue Amazing! 👍🏻 11mo
Samplergal @whatshesreadingnow thanks. retirement is great. 11mo
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ralexist
August | Tracy Letts
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August was a struggle month for me, on all fronts. It also was just kind of a month full of average reads, which for me doesn't mean they're bad but rather I could just predict where the stories were going. These were all books on my TBR pile but only Trail of Lightning and How to Clone a Mammoth stand out. Here's hoping September goes better for me across the board.


#bookwormlife #monthlyreads

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Emma3
August | Tracy Letts
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A very bad month as we finally moved into our house 🎉 most of my time has been spent unpacking boxes 😫 although did manage to squeeze in some short stories on @SerialReader 👍

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MaleficentBookDragon
August | Tracy Letts
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August was not a good month for reading quantity. I only completed two books. Life, work, family, and health were all a bit crazy, and I've been so so exhausted every day.
But, the ones I did read were pretty good. I'm definitely continuing on with both series.
#augustwrapup #readingstats

Libby1 Hope you feel better and have some more reading time soon. 🌸 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Libby1 thank you. Me too. I have a few books planned for September that look really good. 11mo
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Andrew65
August | Tracy Letts
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My most successful month (ever), but back to work on Monday so productivity will fall off a cliff.

This total was helped by several Readathons and Buddy / Group Reads (think I had six on the go at the same time at one point). Thanks to all those who helped me along. 👍😍

Sad to see my August Trip is over! What am I going to do now! 😢

#AugustIsATrip #ReadingResolutions #AugustStats #AugustWrapUp

DGRachel That‘s amazing! Congrats! 11mo
Andrew65 @DGRachel Thanks, didn‘t think I‘d be able to achieve it. 😊 (edited) 11mo
Bookzombie This is awesome! 11mo
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Q84 Wow That's amazing! I'm glad you were able to reach your goal! 11mo
Andrew65 @Bookzombie Thanks, I am proud of this achievement but don‘t think I will ever manage it again. 11mo
Andrew65 @Q84 Thanks 👍😊 11mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Truly amazing month! Wow! Your page total average is 459 pages per book! (edited) 11mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, Most Definitely, but we start our drive back to reality tomorrow afternoon! Spent most of tonight working in preparation! 👍 11mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Back to the grind! So sad! 11mo
Andrew65 @EadieB There were some big books in there, like a The Glass Lake! 11mo
Andrew65 @EadieB It is and going to be a big year. A lot to do that will seriously impinge on my reading time. 11mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Can‘t wait to see what you are able to accomplish once you are retired. 11mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Me either as have tons of books I want to get to! 11mo
MelissaSue81 That‘s so awesome! I‘ve done 26 the past two months, don‘t think I could read any faster! 11mo
Andrew65 @MelissaSue81 Thanks. That‘s a great total! Well done! 🙌👏 (edited) 11mo
Rissreads Wow! That‘s unthinkable for me! 11mo
Leftcoastzen Wow! 11mo
irre Wow! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wowser!!!!!!! 😳😳👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
CareBear 😱👏 11mo
TaciturnWhenReading Sounds like an amazing way to spend a month! 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon Wow!!! That is impressive.🎉👏 11mo
saguarosally You know I have read that many books in a year before.😂 11mo
Kalalalatja I‘m beyond impressed! 11mo
Ms_T WOW! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Pamwurtzler Wow! I‘m super impressed! Nice job! 11mo
Allydanielle88 How do you read so many books. I'm constantly in awe of the amount you can read. 11mo
vkois88 That's incredible 11mo
DivineDiana Did you take a speed reading course or something?!? Incredible month!!! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
Andrew65 @vkois88 Thanks, I‘m pretty pleased! 11mo
Andrew65 @DivineDiana Thanks 👍No my reading speed hasn‘t changed 😂 Just devoted a month to reading and on average read 8 - 10 hours every day and read an average of 459 Pages a day. If anything I read a few books which were slower reading and had more words on a page. Helped by no work during August and being away in the motorhome, although did have to do a few days prep work for school which starts tomorrow. (edited) 11mo
Andrew65 @Allydanielle88 It helps that our children are grown up & flown the nest. In essence we have cut out all tv & chosen to read rather than watching the tv. Also take part in a lot of Buddy Reads and Group Reads which force me to have to read to keep up, especially where I set the questions! 😂 I also do a lot of Audiobooks now during commutes or when too tired to physically read and this makes a BIG difference. Taking part in all readathons helps 2. (edited) 11mo
Andrew65 @Allydanielle88 The amount I have read has built year on year over the past 6 or 7 years or so, due to sites like Litsy and Shelfari. Before that believe it or not I was only reading a couple of books a month and sometimes not even that! 11mo
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La_Cori
August | Tracy Letts
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#AugustStats #AugustWrapUp

First week of august I was in a deep book slump, but Ms.Marvel (and graphic novels/manga in general) came to the rescue 😍
I've read just 4 (of the six) books for #makemereadit.. Moby Dick and The Perfume are still on my TBR!

🌟My top picks:
They both die at the end
Love and other consolation prizes
Manga classics : Jane Eyre
The prince and the dressmaker

Reviewsbylola You killed it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 11mo
Andrew65 Well done! 👏 11mo
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Pamwurtzler
August | Tracy Letts
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I can‘t really decide what to read in August. I‘ll definitely finish What She Ate, but after that I don‘t know . . . #AugustTBR #readingresolutions

kspenmoll Really enjoy the Tradd Street series! 12mo
tammysue All look interesting.. I‘ve been wanting to read Tradd Street forever! 12mo
drbethandherkindle Don‘t forget that the newest Her Royal Spyness should be out in August too! 12mo
Pamwurtzler @drbethandherkindle Already on hold at the library but the list is loonnnggg! 12mo
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Kshakal
August | Tracy Letts
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I cannot believe that it is already August but I have had so much fun doing these photo challenges that I am up for another month!! You should consider joining in the fun!!! #readingresolutions @Jess7

Jess7 🤗📚🤗 12mo
guinsgirlreads Thanks! I‘ve been looking for this one! ❤️👍🏻 12mo
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Samplergal
August | Tracy Letts
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Six must read books for August. Three ARCs and two #makemereadit. #easypeasy

Reviewsbylola The Boys in the Boat is fantastic. 12mo
Samplergal @Reviewsbylola I started it today ( audiobook) while cleaning the house. I‘m enjoying it. 12mo
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Andrew65
August | Tracy Letts
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This is the final order for the #makemereadit Challenge in August - thanks for the votes. 👏

Also committed to these group/Buddy Reads.

The Guilty David Baldacci

The Emperor‘s Revenge by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Children of God by Mary Doria Russell

Going to be a busy month! #KaTetBuddyRead #BOTMBuddyRead @TheReadingMermaid

EadieB @Andrew65 Busy busy is right! 12mo
TheReadingMermaid You got this!! 12mo
Andrew65 @EadieB @TheReadingMermaid I‘m off work in August so should manage. 🤞 12mo
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TrishB Some great reads there 👍🏻 12mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Definitely and the 12 in the picture are all sitting on my library and have been for some considerable time! (edited) 12mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!! 12mo
MelissaSue81 Ive gotta tally mine up. I know that Jane Eyre is my #1 12mo
Yeah_I_Read I loved The Greatest Knight! I found out about Elizabeth Chadwick through SKP‘s blog and I‘ve read almost all of her books ❤️❤️ enjoy 😊 12mo
MinDea Wow! What an impressive month! Glad you're still traveling on the quest for The Dark Tower! 12mo
Cinfhen Oh wow 😲 my head hurts just looking at that list! @SledgeReader I‘m going through some family stuff at the moment and not sure I‘m in the proper head space to delve into Children Of God. Please begin without me & I‘ll catch up when I‘m feeling more focused. 12mo
Andrew65 Sending positive thoughts @cinfhen 😊 12mo
Andrew65 @MinDea August is always my most productive reading month. Needs to be Sarum is the equivalent of 4 or 5 books! 12mo
Andrew65 @Yeah_I_Read I‘m looking forward to this one. Only read one so far that is about William Marshall‘s Parents. I love SKP, one of my all time favourites! 12mo
Andrew65 @MelissaSue81 Look forward to seeing it. 12mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Already got my copy of Circling the Sun but not started it yet. 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Andrew65 much appreciated and happy reading to you!!!! 12mo
SledgeReader @Cinfhen @Andrew65 I understand about the family. I‘m actually super distracted at the moment for the same reason - all good stuff but time consuming all the same. What do you think about starting mid August and running through mid September? Or compressing it into three weeks instead of four? Understanding you may still be tied up. Looking for feedback/guidance. 12mo
Andrew65 @SledgeReader @Cinfhen If I can give my thoughts. Why not advertise it to start Mid August (17th August), it‘s quite a long book (512 Pages) so I would leave it as four or five sections. If any help willing to give support at the time if it is needed. Hope things settle down for both of you - that was me in June and early July due to work issues. Stay strong. 😊 12mo
SledgeReader @Andrew65 @Cinfhen Andrew, I‘m so glad to have your thoughts. That‘s kind of the direction I was thinking about. Is your copy hardback? My trade paperback is only 436 pages. I can see this makes a big difference for readers. (edited) 12mo
Andrew65 @SledgeReader No, not got my book yet, I checked on Amazon and it said the paperback had 512 Pages. 12mo
Cinfhen Thank you so much @SledgeReader @Andrew65 for your comments and suggestions 😁I like the mid August start date and, Andrew, if you‘d like to helm the ship with Sara that would be fabulous 🙌🏻 12mo
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Always happy to help out - although not possible in June and early July due to severe work commitments. Hope things settle down for you. 😊 @SledgeReader (edited) 12mo
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Samplergal
August | Tracy Letts
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So far The Book Thief is winning. Please vote until July 31! #makemereadit.

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PurpleyPumpkin
August | Tracy Letts
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I‘m late to the party but wanted your help to #MakeMeReadIt! @TheReadingMermaid came up with this awesome idea for August - from the stack above, pick the book you think I should read. I‘ll read them in the order of your votes. These have been waiting for me for a looonnnggg time, so your help in choosing my next read is appreciated!😉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Good Girl! 13mo
Merethebookgal Pachinko! 13mo
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knittedgnome Because I keep seeing it and it looks good 13mo
hes7 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!! 13mo
shellleigh33 Looks really good 13mo
AnneCecilie I haven't read it, but I think 13mo
keys_on_fire I haven‘t read any of these, but I have one on my shelf so my vote goes to 13mo
MeganAnn I loved 13mo
monalyisha Oh, I wish I could tag two! But since those aren‘t the rules, I‘ll go with the book that‘s actually one of my absolute faves. 13mo
UwannaPublishme Several of these are my TBRs too, so I'll pick the one I want to read most 😊: 13mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Difficult Women 12mo
Quirkybookworm Beautiful stack! 12mo
tjwill Because of the beautiful cover, I‘m voting for 12mo
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Kimbono
August: Osage County | Tracy Letts
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Currently reading.

HeatherBookNerd Great play. It‘s like watching a train wreck, but you just can‘t look away. 13mo
Kimbono @HeatherBookNerd This play makes my wacky family look normal, haha! 13mo
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PurpleyPumpkin
August | Tracy Letts
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I can hardly believe that we're at the end of summer! August was a decent reading month for me with eight books read. On to September! #AugustWrapUp

This was a Morning Glory flower that was the largest bloom of the year. I took the pic right after a rain shower, and we had a lot of those last month. Hopefully, September will be drier. 🤞🏽

Eggs Love morning glories and moonflowers 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @Eggs Ooh moonflowers are beautiful too!🌸 2y
moranadatter Pretty photo! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @moranadatter Thanks! It was the perfect day for it. 😉 2y
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Alicia
August | Tracy Letts
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My August stats! I didn't list a favorite this month because I loved almost all the books I read. This month was great to jump back into regularly reading. I tried to hit 11 books but fell asleep... hoping for 12 in September! And to get some of my #LitsyAtoZ taken care of...

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theshrinkette
August | Tracy Letts
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Pleasantly surprised by the number of books I managed to read. Here are some stats:

TOTAL BOOKS: 18
FICTION: 14
NONFICTION: 4
ARCS: 3
AUTHORS OF COLOR: 12
TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 4357
BEST BOOK READ: Hunger by Roxane Gay

Cinfhen Fabulous month💜took a screenshot for future use 2y
Librariana You 👏 Are 👏 Awesome! 👏 KThanksBye 😉 No... but really. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
August | Tracy Letts
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My August book count and my 3 favorites this month📖📚❤️ Thank you Littens for all the encouragement ❤️🙌 and my best *let's scare ourselves and send hilarious texts while reading* reading buddy @Tiffy_Reads ❤️❤️🤗#augustbookcount

Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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dariazeoli
August | Tracy Letts
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Not my best reading month, but it'll do. I'm having a ball with #lotrchapteraday, and Zooburbia was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️... I'm stingy with those!

I'm more than halfway through a couple of my current reads, so September should start off well.

#auguststats #augustrecap

Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Andrew65 Well done 🙌👏 11mo
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Reecaspieces
August | Tracy Letts
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My August reads. The most interesting one was Rosemary-the Hidden Kennedy. I did not know she existed.

Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚📚 2y
BookBabe Wow! That's a lot! Nicely done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BookBabe Did you like Ordinary Grace? I just got it from Audible. 2y
Reecaspieces @BookBabe I did. If I had read it I might not have liked it as well. Very good on audible 2y
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Purrfectpages
August | Tracy Letts
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Here's a snapshot of my August reads although I DNF The Summer That Melted Everything, Monsters, or The Almost Sisters. I'm also still reading Rabbit Cake, but I'm liking it and will finish, even if it is in September! My favorite reads of the month were Chemistry, The Sisters Chase and Ginny Moon. #bestofaugust #augustwrapup #booksacrossoceans #anditisaugust

Snow Oh wow Rabbit Cake sounds fantastic. Def gonna read that one 😍 2y
Purrfectpages @Snow it's good so far! 2y
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stargazerblue49
August | Tracy Letts
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Today may not have gone exactly as I had planned, but I am sure looking forward to having a clean slate this month. I'll be honest - I've been struggling a lot lately. I think a mix of little things on top of being away from hubby and him being very busy. Restarting bullet journaling in an effort to manage my time better. Trying to get a move on studying for my last set of boards. Trying to feel better. Here's to a new month 🥂

cobwebmoth I hope you have a great month! *hugs* 2y
MrsGreen Hugs! 2y
Texreader We're all here for you!!! 2y
Melwilk I feel for you. July is supposed to be a carefree summer month, and I too have been struggling for a variety of reasons. Let's hope we both have a wonderful August! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
August | Tracy Letts
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Join me and @Tiffy_Reads for this August fun fest!! Yay! #backtoreading

JGadz11 What is this? Looks like fun! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @JGadz11 it's a different picture/reading challenge for each day 😁 2y
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Jessicaswebster
August: Osage County | Tracy Letts
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Fast paced, dark, crunching feeling, family drama, small sharp twists, microcosmic. #play #darkenough

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LiteraryinLititz
August: Osage County | Tracy Letts

#dysfunctionalfamily It doesn't get much more dysfunctional than the Weston family in August: Osage County, one of my very favorite plays. I am currently writing a grad school paper comparing the family in this to the family in Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Love both plays, but I really want to be finished so Thanksgiving relaxation can start! :)

KVanRead I really liked the movie. 3y
LiteraryinLititz Finished! Yay!!!! 3y
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PatriciaU
August | Tracy Letts
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MrBook Nicely done! Bravo 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻! 3y
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Loreen
August | Tracy Letts
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Loreen
August | Tracy Letts

#Augustwrapup #augustphotochallenge #augustofpages This was such a fun challenge. Thanks for sponsoring it!

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GinaAnderson
August | Tracy Letts
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I was surprised at just how many books I got through this month. Eleven of these were written by women. I need to add more diversity to the mix, though. Only two were by people of color.

Eyelit 👏📚👍 3y
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AWahle
August: Osage County | Tracy Letts
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Not a pleasant family, so not a pleasant read. But that doesn't mean it wasn't good. I could see people I know in the characters, but as nicer versions. May have to see the movie. This was my play for the #readharder2016 Challenge.