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#Nonfiction2024 is here! And it‘s a big challenge this year.

First, these are not the books you need to read…although if you haven‘t read them, I encourage you to read them.

These are banned books, and they are banned for subject matter they contain that we find objectionable for some reason.

Your challenge is to read a nonfiction book about a similar subject:
Examples below⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ Harry Potter “promotes witchcraft”… maybe a nonfiction book about witches or Salem, too dark for you…maybe a book about Wiccan beliefs. Or go a different direction, a book with an orphan.
~ Reading about anything helps us understand and understanding & empathy diffuses fear.
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ So take these the way you want…a nonfiction about the core subject, or a tangential connection… not feeling like diving into the tough topics in some books… that‘s ok too….we all need a break from tough topics sometimes too. Maybe instead of diving into topics from Kafka on the Shore, an uplifting book about marine life. A book that includes the Shore, etc 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ Maus… you could go into the history it tries to impart, but if that‘s to heavy, maybe a great book about graphic novel writing, or a something about cats and/or mice. 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ As always, your choice! Make it fun for you! Be as creative as you want with your choices…..And tag us as you go! (We all need more suggestions) (edited) 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures This is a fabulous idea!! I didn't read as much nonfiction as I wanted in 2023 so I need this! 2mo
youneverarrived Amazing idea! 🖤 Looking forward to joining in! 2mo
Deblovestoread Challenge accepted! Love this! ❤️💚❤️ 2mo
AnneCecilie Love this idea. I see several books I haven‘t read and want to read, so I might take this challenge literal. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneCecilie I‘m the same…for some I‘ll probably read the banned book and then a nonfiction book. And as few are non-fiction books, so they could count as themselves too. 😉 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ChaoticMissAdventures @AnnCecilie @youneverarrived and @Deblovestoread Welcome! I try to come up with a theme and board each year. You can just go for bingo or we have a few over-achievers that go for coverall. It‘s all up to what works best for you. Enjoy and have fun with your choices! 2mo
Larkken Interesting! Saving to look into later. Thank you ☺️ 2mo
Singout Thank you! This looks like a really cool structure. And it‘s year five for me! 2mo
peanutnine Wow I love this concept! Excited to take part again in 2024! I read much more nonfiction this year and I'd like to continue. Thanks for putting this together ☺️ 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Singout & @peanutnine You‘re welcome! This year‘s theme came to me much easier than some years….but then again, it has been a year with a lot of new book banning. 🫤 (edited) 2mo
Amiable Oh, how I love this nonfiction bingo challenge! My brain is already in overdrive trying to think of matches. Thanks! 2mo
Zuhkeeyah I love this year‘s theme! 2mo
Zuhkeeyah Should I make a Storygraph challenge for this year‘s prompts? (It was helpful for me when tracking progress on this year‘s caustic theme.) 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Zuhkeeyah if you want to, you definitely can! I am not on Storygraph, but anywhere you want to share it is fine with me. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Maybe I should check out Storygraph 2mo
willaful Great concept! I've was just thinking today that I really should listen to the audiobook of Born a Crime, so I'll probably do that one literally. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @willaful That‘s fine too, a few are nonfiction so totally works. And that‘s a really good one. 2mo
willaful @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read it in print and enjoyed it very much, and then my daughter's high school class listened to the audiobook and it sounded like so much fun, I've been meaning to do it. (I love that for today's kids!) 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @willaful He reads it himself, and being a comedian… he can make even tense things funny when he tells them. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @willaful Not all books are good as audiobooks, but some like that one are even better because of the Narration. 2mo
kspenmoll Wow. I am proud that I have read all but 3 on the bingo board. It‘s hard to fathom these books are banned in places. Especially Florida… 1mo
CatLass007 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Will you please add me to your tag list? Is there a tag list? 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CatLass007 I do not have a tag list, sorry. I just tag the #Nonfiction2024 and then anyone can search by it. 3w
CatLass007 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Okay. Thanks. I thought that might be the case. It‘s very sad and more than a little bit scary that the number of banned books is even higher than the books on your Bingo card. 3w
CatLass007 I‘ve had Born A Crime in my Audible library since not long after it was released. Sometimes I need a little extra incentive to listen to any given book. 3w
CatLass007 You indicated in your post that there were examples of pairings, but I can‘t find the examples. 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CatLass007 if you open the comments, they were like the first couple comments under the post 3w
CatLass007 Thank you. For some reason I wasn‘t able to find them before and it took me a minute just now. 3w
CatLass007 I feel like I‘m being a nuisance but I‘ve never done this challenge before. Or any challenge for that matter. I understand the challenge and I‘m very excited about it. But I have no idea how to put a picture of a book I‘ve read on the Bingo card. Make sense? Do you use an app like PicCollage? If that‘s the particular app I need to use, I‘m screwed, because I don‘t find it intuitive at all. Any advice you can provide would be appreciated. (cont)⬇️ 3w
CatLass007 I hate to be one of those people who needs handholding to perform a task that others find as easy as pie. 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CatLass007 You are fine! First rule, there are no bad questions! If we don‘t ask, we can‘t learn anything new. I take a screenshot of the book cover, usually on Goodreads, crop it as a photo so it‘s just the cover, then use a free app called GoDaddy Studio (formerly Over), that just lets me layer 1 picture overtop the other. I‘m sure there are many others that do the same. 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CatLass007 and it‘s only easy as pie once you played with it once or twice. 3w
CatLass007 Thank you. I appreciate your information and encouragement. 3w
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Pantone: Colors | Pantone
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Hey guys! Here are the colours for the #Pantone2023 #readingchallenge. This poster includes the London and New York colours for Spring/Summer. I‘ll post separate posters as well.

Just as last year, the challenge is to read books that have each colour on the cover. Good luck, and have fun!

StoryGraph Challenge: https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/324bfebe-da21-49e1-97a0-08eb787...

#LitsyEvents #LitsyHappenings

Texreader Fun!!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I am in for this one again!! 1y
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OriginalCyn620 Yay! I am in… had so much fun with this year‘s challenge! 😄 1y
LocalTXLibrarian I was going to do the Read the Rainbow challenge next year, but this one looks like more fun! I‘ll be joining in on this one! 1y
peanutnine Awesome! This is such a fun challenge! I have two more colors to finish up this year! ☺️ 1y
BarbaraBB So happy you‘re doing this again! I‘m in! 1y
MeganAnn Looks so fun. Joining in for this one next year! I joined over on StoryGraph too. 🎉 1y
Lauredhel I loved this challenge last year - signing up again! 1y
Lauredhel BTW do you have a link to a higher res image please? (With readable text) 1y
readingwithkels This looks like such a fun challenge! Just signed up. Can‘t wait to find books that match all the gorgeous colors. 1y
SconsinBookyBadger @AkashaVampie I hope you don‘t mind me tagging you here to see if this is a challenge you‘d want to try with your tbr. 14mo
AkashaVampie @SconsinBookyBadger no I don't mind. I might just try this out also. 14mo
Deblovestoread Just signed up. Sounds fun! 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great! I had a lot of fun with this one last year. 13mo
Clwojick @BookLineNSinker hey! Here‘s the main post. If you click the link above if you want to use storygraph to track. . Main goal is just to read books with these colours on the covers, and tag me if you review them. (edited) 13mo
peaKnit Well I‘m just finding out what this is as I‘ve been intrigued by seeing this challenge all over ☺️ fun! 13mo
Clwojick @monalyisha here‘s the main post! ❤️🧡💖 13mo
monalyisha Thank you! Much appreciated! 13mo
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Witches | Roald Dahl
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I am doing a Fall swap link is in the post below this one it is through Elfster. Feel free to share the more the merrier. #Litsyswap #litsyswaps #litsyswapguidelines #CozyFallSwap #4daystillsignupsclose #NeedOnemoretosign uptobeeven #litsyhappenings

MatchlessMarie I think I am signed up. I‘ve never used Elfster but am trying to work it out now. 😂 Also sorry if this double posts my comments haven‘t been going through today. 1y
Endowarrior21 @MatchlessMarie If you want when the matches are made you can send me any other wishlist links you have and I will send them to your person plus they can look at your to be read books on here to see what books you want. 1y
MatchlessMarie @Endowarrior21 ok awesome. I am doing multiple swaps so I have separate Goodreads wish list shelves to prevent duplicates. I can do that. Or maybe post my link on Elfster. I think I saw it lets you post links for wish list items. 1y
Endowarrior21 @MatchlessMarie Yes you can post links on Elfster 1y
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I am doing a Fall swap link is in the post below this one it is through Elfster. Feel free to share the more the merrier. It is international as long as people are willing to ship international. #Litsyswap #litsyswaps #litsyswapguidelines #litsyhappenings #CozyFallSwap #6daystillsignupscloseon9/3/22 #needatleast1moretosignup

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I am doing a Fall swap link is in the post below this one it is through Elfster. Feel free to share the more the merrier. It is international as long as people are willing to ship international. #Litsyswap #litsyswaps #litsyswapguidelines #litsyhappenings #CozyFallSwap #8daystillsignupscloseon9/3/22 #needatleast1moretosignup

Swapship Troopers | Walker Long
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I am doing a Fall swap link is in the posts below this one it is through Elfster. But you can list books here to on your TBR/Dont Own. Feel free to share the post more the merrier. #Litsyswap #litsyswaps #litsyswapguidelines #Litsyhappenings #CozyFallSwap

Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I‘m doing an impromptu readathon Monday -Wednesday if anyone wants to join me use the tag #BookKeepersReadathon ! Trying to catch up on some book club reads & library holds while the hubs is gone for a work conference 😊 this is my tentative TBR

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Last day to sign up for #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS !!!

#LitsySwap #LitsyHappenings

Sign-up by Fri Feb 11, 2022
Matches sent by Sun Feb 13, 2022
Ship-by final date March 31, 2022
Open date: Sun April 17, 2022


Gissy I signed already🙋🏽‍♀️ 2y
MeganAnn I‘ve been on the fence, but your post pushed me over the edge and I signed up. 🤷‍♀️🎉📚✨ My birthday is five days after the opening date so I‘m considering this swap an early birthday present to myself (and to share with whoever I send to because choosing gifts is my favorite!) 2y
Avanders @Gissy @MeganAnn 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 And Megan - it‘s the day before my birthday.. so it‘s also a bday present to me! 😄💖🎂 (edited) 2y
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Ok we‘re going to go ahead with this! #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS #LitsySwap #LitsyHappenings

I‘m stretching out the timeline a bit though :)

Sign-up by Fri Feb 11, 2022
Matches sent by Sun Feb 13, 2022
Ship-by final date March 31, 2022
Open date: Sun April 17, 2022

Tagging some folks who might be interested. Of course, feel free to pass it on! Also, no pressure!!


LeahBergen Well, this sounds fun! I‘m not sure if I‘m into very much speculative fiction, though. 🤔 2y
LibrarianRyan DANG YOU. Too Good to pass up. I'll share soon. And sign up later tonight when I can access google. 2y
Avanders @LeahBergen 🤔 Totally understand that hesitation. It is a pretty broad category… though still *speculative* at its core 😁 As I say, no pressure, but if you click the link, there‘s an image at the bottom of the page that shows you what all is included .. some of the broader categories might appeal to you? ☺️😘 2y
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Avanders @LibrarianRyan 😆😁 Sweet. And I‘ll share yours soon too! (Already signed up) 2y
AmyG I may have to take a break as I have alot going on now. Thank you, my friend, of thinking of me. I know this will be wonderful and will hopefully join in on your next fabulous swap! 2y
BookwormAHN Done and looking forward to it 😺 2y
Shadowfat This sounds great! 2y
Deblovestoread Thanks for the tag! All signed up and I‘ll share your post tomorrow to spread the word. Thank you! 2y
ReadingRover Cool thanks. I have to think about it and see if I‘ll be able to commit right now. 2y
Avanders @AmyG @ReadingRover totally understand! Hope all is well! 🤗😘 2y
Avanders @BookwormAHN @Shadowfat @Kdgordon88 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🧬🧝🏽‍♀️🦠👏🏽👏🏽 2y
MommyOfTwo Oooo fun, it will be like birthday present a few days early! (edited) 2y
guinsgirlreads Thanks for the tag!! 💓 2y
AmyG Things have eased a bit which means…I‘m in. Thank you for hosting! 2y
HeathHof Just signed up, so looking forward to this one!!! 2y
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