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Challenges | Ben Bova
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Two genres I want to read more of this year are memoirs and mysteries. When I started to make myself a pretty bingo card, I thought “let‘s make a challenge!” So, if you want to add another challenge, please come join me. The prompts are deliberately short and broad, so you can interpret as you prefer. Only rule is read from the genres.

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsmysteries

**sharing is appreciated, even if you aren‘t joining in**😘😘

Cinfhen I‘ll happily share 💕💕💕 1w
Librarybelle Oh! I‘m terrible at following through with challenges, including my own (🙄), but I‘m very intrigued! Thanks for the tag! 1w
Theeclecticreader This seems like fun! At rush of sounding stupid, what‘s a POC author? 1w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Theeclecticreader Thanks. That‘s a person of color who‘s an author. 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks sweetie! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle Haha. Yes, I ditched one this year. Just lost focus ... 🤪 1w
Theeclecticreader @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! Of course now that seems obvious 🙄 1w
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll give it a go! I listen to memoirs on audiobook frequently, so this may be doable for me! 1w
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! I'm in!📚 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Yay!! Hopefully it‘ll be easy to double up among challenges too! 👊🏻♥️📚 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheSpineView Yay! Glad to have ya! Now I‘ve got to do some planning ... 1w
4thhouseontheleft I guess we can‘t start now, huh? 😂 I‘m listening to a great one for the celebrity prompt! 1w
Cathythoughts Thankyou! For the tag ! I‘ve taken a screenshot & I will join in ... mystery I love ... memoir will be a challenge ... One can but try 👍🏻❤️📚 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft ooooh I‘ve been wondering how that is. Does he narrate? (And, yeah ... you can‘t count it for 2020, darn it ...) 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts No reason you couldn‘t do the whole thing with mysteries ... either way, it‘ll be fun to face the bingo card together! 1w
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage It's a different narrator, but he does a fantastic job. 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Thanks—I‘m looking forward to your full review! 1w
Megabooks I will share later today and then try to figure out if I could complete it with mostly memoirs. 😂😂 My mom pretty much only reads mysteries with the occasional historical fiction, but I only read them for challenges. I don‘t like whodunnits, but maybe I should try cozies? You‘ve certainly got me thinking, Barbara! 1w
Crazeedi I think ill add to my #booked2020! Thanks! I love both genres 1w
RedxoHearts This looks like a fun challenge for the new year! I can already think of several memoirs I've been meaning to read to fill the spots 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi Yay!! I love them too and read entirely too few mysteries this year! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Thanks for sharing whenever you have time. I think each prompt works for either genre, but maybe a cozy or two would stretch your reading year a bit. It‘s up to you! 😘 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @RedxoHearts Would love to have you!! ♥️😎📚 1w
vivastory This sounds great! I'm definitely interested! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @vivastory Yay!! Hope it works for you! 1w
vivastory Would new series be a series that I've never read, or one that is relatively recent with just 2 or 3 titles? 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @vivastory It could be either. Whichever works for you! 1w
vivastory Great. Thanks for posting this! 1w
LeahBergen This sounds fun! I‘m changing up my challenges for the upcoming year and adding a few “personally tailored” ones like yours. I‘m challenging myself to read one Persephone book per month. 😄 1w
MrsV This looks so fun! I would love to do this! Room for another? 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeahBergen I change my challenges up every year—except #Booked! It just has to work for me. Your Persephone one sounds good—especially when there‘s a bunch of those books on your shelf! 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MrsV Of *course* we have room! Glad to have you! 🎉♥️📚 7d
Crazeedi @Librarybelle me too but I'm going to try my best next year! 7d
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen This sounds good because I could read the Persephones I own and have an excuse to buy more. 😹 7d
rubyslippersreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree with @MrsV and hope you have room for one more. 😊 7d
kspenmoll This looks like such fun as I enjoy both genres. Thanks Barbara! Would live to join in! (edited) 7d
ferskner Oh my gosh this sounds great! I'm going to be doing a billion challenges this year! 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @rubyslippersreads Always have room for more friends to motivate me to read! Glad you‘re joining us! ♥️ 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll Yay! I‘m glad you‘re joining us! ♥️ 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ferskner Thanks—glad you‘re thinking of joining us! I always say I‘m going to limit my challenges. Then ... it always gets out of hand!🤪😘 6d
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage Stupid me! I searched under the wrong tag, but here it is! I‘m joining in on this one, if you‘ll allow me, because these are probably my two favorite genres! ♥️♥️♥️ Oh, I should ask if there‘s room for one more? Say, me, for example? 😂 (edited) 6d
BookwormAHN Sounds like a fun challenge. I love mysteries and I need to read more memoirs. 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat Of COURSE you can join in! The more the merrier...especially since you tried so hard to find the #mandmchallenge2020! 👊🏻📚♥️ 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookwormAHN Come join us!! 😘 6d
gradcat I‘m very content now. 🥰 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat That‘s great to hear! 🤓 6d
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The Cheerleaders | Kara Thomas
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It‘s a little later than usual but I finally got my November wrap up video up! I‘m excited to talk with you about the books I finished last month: https://youtu.be/1tCHRTxp5FU

#novemberwrapup #bookreviews #booktalk #wellread #readinglife #booked #bookpile #youtubeforbooks #booktube #happyreading #arcs

EadieB @Butterflyamore Sad to hear you didn‘t like The Other Woman as I have the ARC too however, I have read her Paula Maguire series and found the books very well written. I am interested in reading Darling Rose Gold, The Cheerleaders and Trace of Evil from your reviews. I‘ve read 13 from November but did not read any NF. My favorite reads are Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy, The Third Twin and Night Over Water by Ken Follett - all 5 stars from me. 2w
EadieB @Butterflyamore The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica is a psychological thriller that I know you will love! It was hard to put down, suspects galore, edge of your seat surprise ending. So check that one out! Really good! I have to listen to your movie YouTube as I was traveling home from Mexico when I got it the other day. Your tag today has reminded me to do that so I‘ll be back to you after I finish it. 2w
Butterflyamore @EadieB I have been hearing lots of great things about The Other Mrs. I definitely want to read it! I‘ll probably wait until it comes out, as I‘m a little overwhelmed with ARCs right now and want to be able to read some of my other books, too. I did see one review state that they couldn‘t believe that the same mind that wrote the Paula Maguire series wrote The Other Wife. Maybe I‘ll reconsider my stance on not reading another one of her books. 2w
EadieB @Butterflyamore I would definitely check out her Paula Maguire books! 2w
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Excited to share #Booked2020 a reading challenge starting Jan 1
As in years past, there are 24 prompts broken into 4 quarters/seasons. You are free to read in any order you wish. Just 1 book per prompt😁

*New this Year* the last week of each quarter you MUST post and tag us with your completed prompts in order to be eligible for the quarterly drawing.

Any questions ~ ask away
Sign up👇🏼


TrishB Will be working on an initial plan once it gets to my holidays 😁👍🏻 (edited) 2w
MoonWitch94 I can‘t wait! 2w
Crazeedi I'm pretty sure I already signed up! 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm 💃🕺👍 2w
Cinfhen I‘m excited that you‘re all excited @erzascarletbookgasm @Crazeedi @MoonWitch94 @TrishB I just want to start my challenge reads already!!! 2w
kspenmoll Just signed up; excited. I tried the first year & was unable to keep up with it. Hopes for 2020! 2w
Cinfhen Im glad you‘re giving #Booked another try😊🎉📚 @kspenmoll 2w
Crazeedi @kspenmoll we will encourage each other! @Cinfhen is a great support 😍 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @Crazeedi !!!! My cohosts are pretty awesome too ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2w
Crazeedi @Cinfhen absolutely they are! I didnt mean to exclude them from the accolades! 2w
kspenmoll @Crazeedi Let‘s fo that! I just made a list of millennial authors. 2w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen Me too! 2w
Cinfhen Share your list on Litsy @kspenmoll I‘m sure others would appreciate the list as well 📚🙌🏻😁 2w
Reviewsbylola I still need to figure out what I‘m going to read for the rest of this quarter. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2w
CrowCAH Are you hosting a musical challenge this month? 2w
Cinfhen Nope @CrowCAH I‘ve hung up my headphones 🎧😂I‘m no longer hosting the musical challenge 😔 2w
CrowCAH @Cinfhen what?! That must have been the reason for your “thank you” post for all persons who helped you host in the past years. Enjoy your extra free time! 😊 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @CrowCAH 😘 2w
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Anyone lining up their reading challenges for next year? I'm deciding to go for all or mostly new challenges this year (still undecided about #readharder). So I'm looking at #monthlymotifGXO, #monthlykeywordGXO (maybe challenging myself to fill both with one book!), maybe #MMDchallenge from Modern Mrs Darcy once it comes out, so long as it is announced in an accessible format, not as an image of text. Any other suggestions?

Chrissyreadit What are the two monthly challenges? 2w
Soubhiville I‘m thinking of sticking with just #MountTBR this year, but #popsugar prompts also look fun, so I may casually try that as well. 2w
Lauredhel @Soubhiville I'm waiting to see if pop sugar posts am accessible version 2w
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Lauredhel @Chrissyreadit if you google the hashtags you should find them :) both by Girl XOXO 2w
Chrissyreadit Found! Thanks. 2w
SaturnDoo I haven't been very successful with this year's challenges 😥 Too many RL incidents put my reading time on hold. But I'm definitely going to try again this year. Working on getting my Bujo ready so I have no excuses to start on Jan 1 😄 2w
sprainedbrain I‘m a challenge freak... I‘m going to look up the two you mentioned. Currently, I‘m planning to do #ReadingWomen, #Booked2020 and #ReadingEurope2020. I‘m on the fence about Popsugar this year, and I haven‘t seen Read Harder prompts yet... are those posted? (edited) 2w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain I did find a read harder 2020 prompt page in the google cache, but it's been removed from the site... Maybe posted early accidentally? 2w
sprainedbrain @Lauredhel That‘s what I found, too... glad to know it wasn‘t just my imagination. I was confused! 2w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain having said that I might not do Read Harder again - but #booked2020 looks good, I haven't done that before! 2w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain is five challenges too many? WE SHALL FIND OUT 2w
sprainedbrain @Lauredhel I am doing five this year and I think I‘m going to finish them all! Read Harder just seems to be getting... ummm.. harder every year. Lol. I like to use books on my tbr or library books as often as I can for challenges and find myself having to buy special or obscure books for Read Harder. So it‘s not one of my five this year. 🤪 I‘m sure I will at least look this year. This will be my third year of #Booked. I like that one! 2w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain i hear you on Read Harder - this year I am looking for prompts with a little more latitude (edited) 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. The community and people
2. I scroll past if it‘s not for me. I am seeing a lot of talk about #screamathon today. I have no issue with people unfollowing or muting if that doesn‘t interest you! I had no control over a similar hashtag created by someone else this year. Halloween is my jam, but I hold my breath through all the Christmas stuff. 🤷🏻‍♀️
3. Litsy swag
4. Daily
5. A mix of things
6. 🛑 the trending # feature

sprainedbrain #screamathon is my favorite time of the year! 1mo
Texreader Litsy swag! Agreed! 1mo
Kimberlone Hopefully more people are aware of the hashtag muting feature now and will be able to filter out the posts they don‘t want to see. I just tend to scroll past stuff that doesn‘t interest me rather than be bothered by it 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft @Kimberlone It would help if we could do it from the app. I know all the swap and challenges take a lot of work to organize and run, and major props to the people that do a bunch of them. Between #screamathon and #booked2020 that‘s basically my limit as far as hosting goes. 😂 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I really don't like how this line of questioning had created a kind of Litsy shaming in how people choose to post. There is no wrong was to use Litsy. People are concerned that there is less activity, but then making the people who do post feel bad. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I wasn‘t going to post this at all, until I saw a lot of comments about screamathon and wanted to address it. I truly don‘t mind people unfollowing me if our interests don‘t match up. I‘m not here for likes or litfluence. 😃 But yeah, my philosophy is you do you, and I‘ll do me. 😄 1mo
Kimberlone @4thhouseontheleft agreed. The functions should be same whether website or app based. 1mo
Addison_Reads @4thhouseontheleft I personally love #screamathon. It's the first activity I ever participated in on Litsy. Everyone has their own tastes, but we're all adults, if you don't want to see something, scroll past or unfollow, seems simple enough. Part of what makes Litsy great is we're all different. 😁 1mo
LibrarianRyan @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I hope people don‘t feel bad. That‘s never my intention and I‘m sure it‘s not others. Sometimes I think it‘s nice to know pet peeves. Don‘t you want to know them in any relationship. It allows us to talk things out instead of exploding and having the call out culture you see on other platforms. It seems more rational give and take for most people instead of arguing and craziness. (edited) 1mo
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft I loved screamathon and you did a n awesome job. Your right, you had no control of the similar tags and they were so close. And you had yours first. I won‘t lie, I got them mixed up and I only participated in one. Don‘t let it bother you. You did great and we‘re an excellent host! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan 💚💙💜 And I am having a blast with #BBRC. My favorite challenge this year! (But shhh...don‘t tell my #booked2019 co-hosts). 🤣🤣 1mo
CarolynM A big yes to Litsy swag🙂 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @LibrarianRyan I don't think anyone is purposely making anyone feel bad, it's just an unintended result that I don't care for. And all the concerns that people have have already been discussed and argued about at length on the OnwardLitsy FB group. I just don't like negativity spilling over into Listy. But the muting function is becoming known about, so heop 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @LibrarianRyan *So hopefully that helps people enjoy the app better! 1mo
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft thanks. I‘m trying at #booked but it‘s pushed me. Which is a good thing. read header doesn‘t push me, but I know the people hosting book. Have to earn my A. It‘s weird but it‘s how my mind works. 😃 1mo
LibrarianRyan @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego very true. I “left” Fb almost two years ago and don‘t regret it. Technically I still have an account for work purposes, but I‘m only one like 2 times a year, do my conference posts and that‘s it. It‘s just so toxic. 🤢🤮. I didn‘t realize the onward group had grown toxic as well. That‘s a bummer. Here hoping it stays away from my sanctuary. 1mo
LibrarianRyan @marleed 😁❤️👍🏻 1mo
Sace Personally I love the Halloween alongs, but I did a lot of unfollowing and hashtag muting this year. I know you have no control on similar hashtags but my perception is that the similar names/events happen frequently and usually by the same members and being the cynical a-hole that I am it just annoys me so I start unfollowing a ton of people when those copycat hashtags pop up. 1mo
ljuliel Regarding the Halloween posts ? I didn‘t really follow along with any of it, so no idea what that‘s about . My questions were not intended to cause problems, only to try to see why it‘s gotten so quiet in here and so many have left. I think everyone that responded was very polite and civil. It sometimes does some good to allow folks to offer their opinions in a civil manner. @LibrarianRyan summed it up well. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @ljuliel I didn‘t know you were the creator! I wasn‘t sure it came from lol. I think it has sparked some interesting discussions. 1mo
ljuliel Yea, I certainly didn‘t intend for it to offend anyone. I just think everyone gave their own opinions . Some I might agree with, others I don‘t, but I‘m glad everyone felt comfortable enough to talk. I‘m sorry if it caused problems with anyone. 1mo
ljuliel @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I didn‘t see any Litsy shaming. I saw people giving their opinions in a civil manner. 1mo
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Repost for any who missed the first one!
We‘re SO excited to share our 3rd annual reading challenge #Booked2020❣️

As in years past, there are 24 prompts broken into 4 seasons. You are free to read in any order you wish. Just one book per prompt, please.

*New this Year* the last week of each quarter you MUST post & tag us with your completed prompts to be eligible for the giveaway.

Questions~ask away
Sign up here:


bookwrm526 I stopped posting mine last quarter for some reason, but I‘m hoping to finish this quarter strong and I‘ll definitely play along next year!! Thanks for the tag 1mo
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IamIamIam I'm in!!! I signed up last night!! 🤗😘 1mo
MelissaSue81 I think I signed up too!! I still have to finish 2019 though! 1mo
AnneFindsJoy YES!!!! I‘m in! Thank you for running it again! 1mo
Sace I'm not sure I'd be an official participant. I'm not interested in the giveaway or anything. Could I still find inspiration in the prompts and post when I finish a book? 1mo
AmyG Oh, I‘m in. I already began choosing Winter books! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @bookwrm526 You can still post last quarter's reads if you read the books! Glad you're in for 2020! 🎉 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @IamIamIam Woohoo! 🎉 🎉 1mo
Lizpixie I‘ve already signed up too!🙌 1mo
jillrhudy Can we tag Untitled for these games? Tap on “Booked” (the book) and see what‘s happened for the author or a potential reader. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @MelissaSue81 @AnneFindsJoy Yay!! I'm happy to see so many people returning for another year! 🎉 🎉 1mo
Violetta @4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the tag! 🙌 I'm still not finished with 2019, but certainly plan to do better next year! 😁 1mo
Hestapleton Hahaha I‘ve already planned out all my choices! The announcement of 2020 reading challenges is my favorite time of year! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Violetta You've still got time! @lizpixie 🎉 🎉 1mo
Sresendez12 Just signed up! I read so many great books outside of my comfort zone this year because of #booked2019. Looking forward to what 2020 brings! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Sace Absolutely! The giveaway is not mandatory for participation. And you've made a great point. Next year, I'll add an option on the form to opt out for the giveaway. 🙂 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG 🎉 🎉Thanks for sharing on your page! 1mo
Sace Yay! If it's OK, I'll lurk and be inspired in 2020 and maybe wait until 2021 to officially sign up? Lurking is what I do best 🤣 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Sresendez12 That's great! I'd love to know which prompts had you reading outside of your comfort zone the most? For me, it was related to a podcast, and CliFi. @Hesptapleton You're on a roll! This is a fun time of year! I'm working on my choices today. 1mo
sammisho Thanks for the tag! I have been a little AMA and missed this! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Sace If you haven't filled out the form yet, I can go in and edit that option now. Plus, I'll make a note of it. The giveaway is really just a side bonus, the real fun is sharing and seeing what everyone is reading! But either way is fine, you are welcome to lurk too! 😆 1mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I failed miserably this year. Maybe 2020 will be my year! 🤞🏼🤞🏼 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @MelissaSue81 Yes, you are signed up for next year! 1mo
Sace Thank you! I still think I'll hold off on "official" participation. I know I love reading everyone's posts. I'm glad it's been successful ? 1mo
andrew61 Thanks for the tag i have signed up. ☺ 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Yay! I had a lot of fun with #booked2019 and signed up for #booked2020! I am looking at possibilities for Winter! 1mo
sprainedbrain Thanks for the tag! I‘m definitely in... so glad you‘re doing it again next year! 1mo
Megabooks Thanks for the tag!! I think I‘ve signed up? Can you check? Thank you! I‘m excited! 1mo
IndoorDame Thanks for the tag! I‘ve slowed downed with #booked19 recently so I‘m not sure I‘ll finish everything, but I love how many new authors it introduced me to this year so I‘m psyched for #booked2020 ! 1mo
Mandigolightly These are some interesting ones! 1mo
Samplergal Thanks for the tag! Just signed up and will likely plan ahead, just to change everything! #Booked2020 (edited) 1mo
Blaire I‘ve signed up! Looking forward to it. 1mo
gradcat Thanks for the tag! I, like some others, am still trying to finish 2019...I‘m on the final push for the winter quarter! ♥️ 1mo
Velvetfur Oohh I haven't seen anything about this, thank you for the tag! I'm into this, I'm going to fill in the form now 👍 Almost finished this year's one...! 😂 1mo
youneverarrived I‘m all signed up 😁 1mo
thereadingowlvina YES!!!! Thanks for tagging me! Can't wait to start this!!!! 👍😁❤ 1mo
Jerdencon I totally slacked this year with booked2019 but will sign up again and hope for a better year! 1mo
Nessavamusic Signed up! I dropped the ball on this years so I‘m going to try again! 1mo
Victoriahoperose Thank you! I‘m all signed up! 1mo
hes7 Yay! It‘s crazy that it‘s already time for 2020 challenges, but I‘m excited. 1mo
ErinC Oh good! Last year was rough but I‘m crazy excited for 2020! 1mo
AnneCecilie Thank you for the tag. I‘m already signed up and looking forward to next year‘s prompts. 1mo
julesG Going to give this a try. 1mo
BookwormAHN Signed up 😸 1mo
sheffner Yay! Looking forward to it. 1mo
RealLifeReading Thanks for the tag! I was terrible at actually posting about books for this year‘s so I‘m going to try harder for 2020! 1mo
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the tag! I fell off this year but will try again next year! 1mo
AsYouWish This may be a silly question, (it has been a long week and my brain is ready to shut down!) but does Tartan Noir equal Scottish Romance? 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @AsYouWish Tartan Noir is Scottish crime fiction. But we are always flexible with the interpretation of prompts! 1mo
AsYouWish I could do Scottish Crime Fiction! I am all for anything Scottish related! Although I might need some suggestions of good ones! @4thhouseontheleft Thank you for answering so quickly!!! 1mo
Butterfinger I signed up. EXCITED!!!! 1mo
Bklover Thanks for the tag! Signing up right now! 1mo
Bklover @BGam You might like this challenge for next year! 🙂 1mo
Bklover Uhhhhh. Dumb question but what qualifies as a millennial author? 1mo
Soozee Thanks for the tag. I enjoyed #booked 2019 so would be happy to sign up for #booked2020. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @bklover pretty much any author in the Millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1996, so they would be 23-38 years old. 1mo
Bklover Got it- thanks! 1mo
LauraBeth Thanks for the tag! I failed miserably this year with Booked but I‘m inspired to try it again for 2020! 😀 1mo
StephanieMarie So excited! What authors would qualify as a pan Asian author? 1mo
BGam Thank you 😊 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @StephanieMarie It's a fairly vague definition, essentially an author from Asia. An Asian-American author would count as well, or interpret however you choose! This prompt has a lot of options. 1mo
LittleBug Discovered #booked2019 too late, so real glad I saw this post in time to join☺️ 1mo
YasmiNova Done! Let's see how far i get this time :) thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft! 1mo
Cinfhen Hi @Emilymdxn Here‘s the sign up link 💕 4w
Emilymdxn @Cinfhen fantastic thank you for helping me! 4w
4thhouseontheleft @knt2g Here is the original post for next year's challenge! 3w
MoMogrl I bit the bullet and signed up. I failed at reading this year period, but this is a good challenge to get me back in to it. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @MoMogrl I‘m glad you‘re joining in! Even if you only read a few, that is okay! 2w
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We‘re SO excited to share our 3rd annual reading challenge #Booked2020❣️
As in years past, there are 24 prompts broken into 4 quarters/seasons. You are free to read in any order you wish. Just one book per prompt, please.

*New this Year* the last week of each quarter you MUST post and tag us with your completed prompts in order to be eligible for the quarterly drawing.

Any questions ~ ask away
Sign up👇🏼


TrishB The link doesn‘t work for me, tried yours and @4thhouseontheleft one. 1mo
Cinfhen Uh oh @TrishB our technical director just stepped out of the house 😜might need a bit of time to correct link 1mo
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squirrelbrain Ha! Just read a good one for #16! 1mo
BarbaraBB Yay, there it is! Such great prompts! @vivastory I notice ‘tartan noir‘ again 😉 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage link is working now @TrishB 🤞🏼 1mo
Cinfhen Yay friends!!!!! So happy to FINALLY share the prompts @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @JennyM 1mo
Cinfhen Please share @LitsyHappenings 🙏🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Just in case you missed this @Simona xx 1mo
TrishB Yay it does 🎉🎉 looks great. Thanks you three 😘 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @trishb The last letter was left off. Oops! I fixed my post, looks like @cinfhen did too! Should be working now! 1mo
TrishB You‘re all very efficient @4thhouseontheleft 😘 1mo
BarbaraBB Really cool prompts! I can‘t wait to start planning! 💕 1mo
Charityann Sounds like fun!😊 1mo
youneverarrived Eeee I‘m looking forward to it already! Thanks to you all for putting it together each year 💕 1mo
Cinfhen Yay @youneverarrived start checking your shelves 🥳😜 (edited) 1mo
JazzFeathers I failed epically this year. But l still want to try again 😊 1mo
Cinfhen @Charityann hope you‘ll join us!!! Glad you‘re back @JazzFeathers 1mo
MicheleinPhilly WTF is tartan noir?? 😂 1mo
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly well since you asked so NICELY: Tartan Noir is a form of crime fiction particular to Scotland and Scottish writers. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Hey, you know me Cindy! I don‘t beat around the bush! 😘 #philly 1mo
Cinfhen I said SO NICELY for a reason #PottyMouth @MicheleinPhilly 😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm VERY interesting. Will take a look 🧐😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm What‘s Silk Punk?? 1mo
TheEllieMo Not done this one before, can I check something? By “free to read in any order” do you mean that if I read something in Spring that fits a Fall prompt, I can still tick it off? 1mo
Cinfhen Yup @TheEllieMo you can read complete seasons or bits and pieces from each season spread throughout the year🤓whatever strikes your fancy 1mo
Cailey_Mac Sooo basically you can read any prompt from any season, as long as you finish all the seasons in one year correct? And is this starting in 2020 or now? 😊 1mo
Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm silkpunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. silkpunk draws inspiration from classical East Asian antiquity. I‘ll find the list of recommendations and tag you 1mo
Cinfhen @Cailey_Mac it starts Jan 1 - Dec 31 2020!!! It‘s fun and people get really creative with their choices which is always great!!! 1mo
Cinfhen @Cailey_Mac and even if you only complete 10 prompts you‘re eligible to be entered on a drawing for each book read earns you a chance to win a gift card 1mo
Cailey_Mac @Cinfhen oh cool! I think I will join then, and I hope with this next semester of college I will be able to balance my time out better so I can read; this semester has been murder for my reading 😅 1mo
Cinfhen Awesome @Cailey_Mac don‘t stress about it!! Just read whatever you like and you‘ll be surprised how many boxes you‘ll tick off without even trying 🥳 1mo
Cailey_Mac @Cinfhen awesome, will do! I‘m sure I will have fun doing it too📖🤗 1mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen thanks 😊 1mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen thanks 😊 1mo
AnneCecilie I‘ve signed up. Looking forward to it. 1mo
Cinfhen I actually get inspired from others posts and completely switch my books around @Cailey_Mac Ive discovered some awesome new books, authors and genres. Glad you‘re gonna give it a go 🧡 1mo
Librarybelle Yay! Signed up! 1mo
Kalalalatja Great prompts! I‘ll sign up right away! 1mo
Cinfhen Yay @TheEllieMo @AnneCecilie can‘t wait to see your picks!!!!! Fun times ahead ♥️ 1mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 @Kalalalatja @Librarybelle I‘m super excited to see how Littens interpret the prompts!!!! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Yay! Just signed up! 🥳🥳 Also, can‘t believe it‘s almost 2020! 1mo
Cinfhen Right @Reviewsbylola ??!!?? 2020 sounds so futuristic 🤖👽👾and im obviously thrilled you‘re back for another round 😘 (edited) 1mo
KarenUK Woohoo! Just signed up! And the planning begins (which is half the fun!) 1mo
Cinfhen TOTALLY @KarenUK 🙌🏻♥️📚 1mo
tdrosebud Yay! All signed up! 1mo
Cinfhen @tdrosebud great!!!! Can‘t wait to see your choices!!! I love getting ideas from other #Booked participants ♥️📚👍🏽 1mo
LibrarianRyan Dang. I‘m almost done with 19. 1mo
Megabooks I‘m going to sign up (too much fun!), but I‘m awful about finishing (mood reader!). 🤞🏻🤞🏻 for 2020 success! 1mo
Cinfhen I feel like every book read is a win @Megabooks so just have fun!! AND There‘s still 2 months left for 2019 @LibrarianRyan ♥️🙌🏻 1mo
Reviewsbylola I quit #pop19 mid year for that reason! @Megabooks I‘m just doing this one next year. 1mo
Bookzombie I‘m not sure I‘m going to complete this year‘s challenge. 😕I told myself no challenges next year, but your challenge is always fun and tempting! 🤔 1mo
Cinfhen We tried to keep the prompts pretty vague @Bookzombie so lots of different books would work. Hopefully you‘ll find books that work without even trying 😊 and every book read earns a drawing entry so it‘s always a win!!! 1mo
mrp27 Yay, I'm in! But I better get cracking so I can finish 2019! 😬 1mo
Cinfhen Fantastic @mrp27 💜📚🧡📚💚📚 1mo
JennyM I love waking up to find you‘ve dropped the prompts!!!! Thanks so much ladies for all you do. I so enjoy this challenge @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 1mo
emilyhaldi Woohoo!!! I realized a week ago that I never posted my reads from last quarter 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @JennyM Thanks for the 💜! So happy you enjoy it! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @emilyhaldi You can still do it! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JennyM Aww. Glad we could make your morning. 😘 1mo
Cinfhen @JennyM as you were waking up, I was falling asleep 😴 So happy you‘re back for another round xx💋 1mo
Cinfhen @emilyhaldi It‘s never too late/ whatever wasn‘t entered last quarter can count for this quarter‘s drawing 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘m very excited 🤸‍♀️ prompts are brilliant ! 1mo
Cinfhen Yay @Cathythoughts ❤️🙌🏻📚🥂can‘t wait to see what you come up with❣️❣️❣️❣️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Signed up & all 👍❤️ 1mo
jenniferw88 Signed up! Can't wait to start planning later. Can probably give lots of recommendations for #gothichorror as my ma dissertation is on this! 1mo
Cinfhen Great @jenniferw88 I‘ll definitely be asking you for suggestions when the time comes!!! I‘m reading Dracula now and I‘m really enjoying it way more than I ever expected 1mo
Simona Just signed up! With my sporadic visits here it was quite possible that I would overlook my favorite challenge ... Thank you Cindy for tag ♥️ and thank you ladies for your work, time and thoughtful prompts. @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m in the planning mood 🤓😘 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Simona Glad you‘re coming back for another year! 1mo
Cinfhen It wouldn‘t be a complete challenge without your participation @Simona xx so glad you‘re joining us 💕 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen currently composing you an email re #gothichorror - you've chosen another of my #hobbyhorses (another being a certain tv show lol!). Will share some on here later but can go into more detail on the email! 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @jenniferw88 looking forward to seeing your thoughts 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen just sent it! There's quite a few 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Crazeedi I just signed up!! 1mo
Crazeedi I've not done this, are there rules? Do I have to have books planned and posted?? 1mo
Hooked_on_books Ok, I‘ve seen these posts before but haven‘t previously joined, but I plan to jump in for 2020! Just signed up. 1mo
SaturnDoo So excited to see this. I've been patiently waiting 🤣😂 thank you for hosting again. Lots of fun. 1mo
Cinfhen Nope @Crazeedi @Hooked_on_books not necessary to “commit” to a plan!! Just read what you like/ when you like and you‘ll be amazed at how many prompts you‘ll check off. There are only 3 “rules” 1. Have FUN!! 2. U can ONLY use 1 book towards 1 prompt 3. To be eligible for the quarterly drawing you need to post a wrap up summary anytime during the last 10 days of the quarter (More info is given on the signup form) 1mo
Cinfhen Excellent @SaturnDoo ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️looking forward to seeing what you read 😊 1mo
Crazeedi @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen some of the prompts I dont understand, so I'm thinking I can ask for help?? 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Crazeedi you can absolutely ask for help! There are slightly longer explanations on the google form, have you had a look at that? If that doesn't answer your question, ask away! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi We like to pick prompts that are a bit open to your own interpretation also. If it‘s a new genre to you, try googling also. There are always articles with ‘10 best/new books of this genre.” If not, ask away! 1mo
Cinfhen @Kangaj1 click on the link in above blurb to sign up 😁 4w
Cinfhen Here you go @kaysworld1 ❣️❣️❣️Welcome to the group 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 3w
kaysworld1 @Cinfhen thank you xx🤗 3w
Cinfhen Here you go @thereadingunicorn hope you‘ll join us!!!! 3w
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I completed my #Booked2019 challenge a few months ago but I never shared my final 6 reads👆🏽♥️Stay tuned we‘ll be unveiling the NEW PROMPTS for #Booked2020 in the coming days!!!!!!!

nelehelen Yay!! Can‘t wait for the new prompts!! 2mo
AnneCecilie I‘m really looking forward to the new prompts. I‘ve enjoyed doing this year‘s 2mo
BarbaraBB So looking forward to the prompts! 2mo
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JennyM Flappy hands!!!! Looking forward to the new prompts! 2mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!!! We can‘t wait to share the new prompts with you @JennyM @BarbaraBB @AnneCecilie @nelehelen It‘s going to be a fun year of reading!!!! 2mo
Kalalalatja How exciting! 👏👏👏 2mo
TrishB Woohoo 👍🏻 still got 2 to go if I remember correctly. 2mo
mhillis Ohhh can‘t wait!! 2mo
Cinfhen So glad you‘re feeling #Booked @TrishB @Kalalalatja @mhillis 📚❤️Get ready to start scouring your shelves 😜 2mo
Cathythoughts New prompts on next coming days ..... 💃🏾I‘m excited 2mo
TorieStorieS Oooooooo!!!!! I‘m not quite done yet with winter, but I do need to get started on my 2020 planner, so it will be great to have the new prompts early!! 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Cinfhen They‘re dropping later today @TorieStorieS #TrickorTreat 2mo
TorieStorieS Yay!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Reviewsbylola Can‘t wait. 🥳🥳 1mo
Cinfhen Hopefully by the end of today the sign up form will be complete @Reviewsbylola 1mo
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Please say hi to two awesome friends of mine who just signed up and became new littens! @AlexSoule & @JayDubs Give a wave and a follow. 🙋‍♀️ #litsywelcomewagon #welcomewagon

Also please tag folks who you think are a great follow! Here are just a few:

Megabooks Hey @AlexSoule and @jaydubs ! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 3mo
MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @AlexSoule and @jaydubs 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Being friends in real life with @Jesstifies is a real privilege, you‘re lucky 😎👍🏻👍🏻!!! There are so many fantastic folks to follow on here, and I see you‘re already aware of a handful. Here‘s a few more incredibles: @LibrarianRyan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen @EadieB @Gissy @BookishMarginalia @WanderingBookaneer . Just to start, mind you, lol. 3mo
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Gissy Thank you you all! 3mo
Gissy @AlexSoule @jaydubs Welcome to your new family Litsy where books make friends📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏#welcomewagon 3mo
EadieB @Jesstifies Welcome! I love Mr Book so if your a friend of his then you are a friend on mine! 3mo
EadieB @AlexSoule @jaydubs Welcome! Hope you enjoy Litsy as much as we do! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MrBook thank you ❤️❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy @AlexSoule and @jaydubs 🎉🎉🎉 A few awesome people to follow @AmyG @TheBookHippie @Jas16 @Stacypatrice @Eggs @BookwormAHN @UwannaPublishme and soooo many more!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
AmyG Welcome!!! 3mo
Stacypatrice Greetings and Welcome 🙃 3mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy @AlexSoule & @jaydubs 😺 3mo
WanderingBookaneer Welcome! @AlexSoule and @jaydubs ! You‘ll find many a kindred spirit here. 3mo
LibrarianRyan Hello. Thanks @MrBook. You should also check out @LeahBergen for classic shelf envy, @chrissyreadit for fun, @4thhouseontheleft for #booked, @Avanders for an awesome person and awesome swaps @MaleficentBookDragon and more I will think of the minute I hit send. 3mo
Chrissyreadit Thanks @LibrarianRyan - Welcome @AlexSoule and @jaydubs you have some great people to follow and begin with on litsy! I really enjoy posts from @BethM @cobwebmoth @TK421 @monalyisha @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady - but they are just the tip of the iceberg! 3mo
Jesstifies You guys are the best! This is such a nice welcome! 💜! 3mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit thanks! Welcome to the best place on the internet new friends! 3mo
LeahBergen Thanks for the tag, @LibrarianRyan 😘😘 and hello to @AlexSoule and @jaydubs ! 👋🏻 3mo
Kryd0s Hello friends! Welcome!!! @AlexSoule @jaydubs 3mo
monalyisha Thanks @Chrissyreadit! & hi, @AlexSoule & @jaydubs! Hope you end up loving Litsy (it‘s hard not to)! 🖤 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks for thinking of me @MrBook and welcome @AlexSoule @jaydubs Not sure what your favorite genres are but these folks read a lot and they are awesome @TrishB @KarenUK @Kalalalatja @Reggie @JennyM @BarbaraBB just to name a few and I apologize if you‘ve already been tagged 3mo
sprainedbrain Thanks @Chrissyreadit 😚 and welcome @AlexSoule and @jaydubs 👋🏻 3mo
UwannaPublishme Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗❤️! And welcome to all the fun @AlexSoule and @jaydubs 👋🏻🎉📚📚📚 3mo
JennyM Welcome to one of the loveliest communities, we‘re glad to have you here @alexsoule @jaydubs! And thanks for the tag, @cinfhen and for being such a huge reason why this is such a great place to hang out 😘 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @JennyM 💕💕💕 3mo
BarbaraBB Welcome @AlexSoule and @jaydubs to the coolest place to hang out to talk books! Thanks for the tag @Cinfhen 💕, @JennyM is so right!! (edited) 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Welcome @AlexSoule and @jaydubs, and thank you for the tag @LibrarianRyan! @wanderinglynn hosts a fun #bookfitnesschallenge if you are into that, and so many other great Littens have already been mentioned! 😃 3mo
KarenUK Welcome to Litsy! And thank you for the tag my lovely friend @cinfhen 😘💕 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻🥰 @AlexSoule @jaydubs 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the shout out @Jesstifies and welcome @AlexSoule and @jaydubs . Now get to posting some books over on your accounts. We‘re curious about what you like to read! 😎📚 3mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan thanks for the tag! 😘♥️ Welcome to Litsy @AlexSoule and @jaydubs !! 📖♥️ 3mo
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#Booked 2019 #Summer #ComicOrGraphicNovel

I loved this graphic non-novel, but it comes with a couple of caveats: first, if you aren‘t a dyed-in-the-wool hip hop fan, this may not be for you; second, if you‘re not interested in learning about ALL of the personalities involved in making hip hop what it is today, this may not be for you; finally, if you‘re looking for more detail (and perhaps fewer characters) about each artist and his or her ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) contribution to the form, then this may not be for you. To read the history of hip hop in graphic form is fantastic, but I found myself more than once looking for more detail about the early progenitors on their websites or other sites. Still, the art is fantastic and it‘s great fun if this is your jam. 4mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! Awesome review 😎👍🏻I‘m sure the art would win out for me too♥️ 4mo
gradcat @cinfhen Thank you, and I do hope you are home, safe & sound in your own bed. ♥️ 4mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job!! 4mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you very much for saying so! ♥️ 4mo
Crazeedi Hey girlfriend, are you doing ok? Havent seen you on here,🤔 3mo
gradcat @Crazeedi I‘ve had company for the weekend, so I‘ve been a bit tied up. I did send you a longish email, before I sent the one where I had you down for the wrong birthday month—I hope you got it! I‘m only just now posting my review for the buddy read. Can you believe it?? 😂 3mo
Crazeedi @gradcat I'm sure I got it and probably didn't respond, so sorry! I had a couple rough days!! 3mo
gradcat @Crazeedi How thoughtless I can be sometimes! So sorry...I haven‘t even asked how you are doing. I really hope everything is okay. Are you feeling well? ♥️ 3mo
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