Wednesday, December 28, 2016

THE ONE FOR TWELVE CHALLENGE 2017

This is a personal challenge I designed to help me have time for "me reads" and to help start shoveling away at those mile high backlist TBRs of: past anticipateds, ARCs, and highly recommendeds. I realized early on in 2016 that I have been bogged down with multiple ARCs a month, and not getting any pleasure reading done. So I present to you, the
ONE FOR TWELVE CHALLENGE!

ONLY ONE current review ARC a month!
⬛ Books I would be reading anyway don't count.
⬛ Backlist ARCs (pre 2017) don't count.

TWELVE CATEGORIES - ONE A MONTH
ONE re-read
ONE Classic
ONE music related book
ONE diverse book
ONE backlist ARC/review book
ONE Kindle deal - ebook less than $3.00
ONE highly anticipated/recommended backlist
ONE Adult Lit
ONE audiobook
ONE Newberry Award Winner
ONE Alice Hoffman
ONE Nonfiction title

Of course I will not be reading twelve books a month, the fun part will be mixing and matching to fill all twelve categories with about half that many books.
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Here are some of my choices, but I am not binding myself to these. highlighted in purple I own, so they will be a priority. Nonfiction will not count as adult.

REREADS CHOICES
The Scorpio Races - audiobook 
Dune - adult/classic
Thomas Covenent #1 - adult
A Wrinkle in Time - Newbury list
Heidi - classic/audio - K Deal
Vonnegut Player Piano - Adult/Classic (November)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Love Story - adult (February)
The Hobbit - adult/classic (March read-a-long?)
The Scarlet Letter - audio/classic/adult
Nightbird - Hoffman
Wind In the Willows - classic - K Deal
Anne Of Avonlea- classic/adult - K Deal
Great Expectations - classic/audio/ - K Deal
To Sir, With Love - classic/diverse/adult (February)
The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer - K Deal

MUSIC CHOICES
Waiting For Buddy Guy - nonfiction/backlist ARC
Les Paul In His Own Words - nonfiction/backlist ARC
Music From Standing Waves - K Deal
Good Enough
The Violin Maker - nonfiction - K Deal
M train - nonfiction
Just Kids - nonfiction - K Deal
Who Knew - nonfiction/backlist ARC
The Doors - nonfiction/baclist ARC
Guitar Zero - nonfiction
NEED THREE MORE - suggestions?

CLASSICS CHOICES
Ulysses - audiobook/adult
Flowers for adult - K Deal
War and Peace - audiobook/adult
The Scarlet Letter- audiobook/adult/reread
Mary Poppins - K Deal
Peter Pan - K Deal
Walden - audiobook/adult - K Deal
Great Expectations - audiobook/reread - K Deal
NEED FOUR MORE - suggestions?

NEWBERY MEDAL CHOICES
A Wrinkle in time
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - K Deal
The Voyages Of Dr. Dolittle - K Deal
Julie Of the Wolves - K Deal
The Story Of Mankind - K Deal
Number the Stars
The Graveyard Book
Bud, Not Buddy
NEED FOUR MORE - suggestions?
MY NEWBERY CHALLENGE PAGE - No time limit - join me!

ALICE HOFFMAN CHOICES
The Red Garden - K Deal
Illumination Night - K Deal
The Story Sisters - K Deal
Fortune's Daughter - K Deal
Survival Lessons - K Deal
Nightbird - reread
At Risk - K Deal
The Probable Future - K Deal
Practical Magic
NEED THREE MORE  - suggestions?


NONFICTION CHOICES
Waiting For Buddy Guy - Music/Backlist ARC
The Violin Maker - music/ - K Deal
Les Paul In His Own Words - Music/Backlist ARC
M Train - music
Just Kids - music - K Deal
Born a Crime - audio/diverse
The Rarest Bird - Backlist ARC
The Lion In te Living Room - Backlist ARC
Being a Dog - Backlist ARC
Story Genius - Backlist ARC
50 Cameras - Backlist ARC
The Bee Book - Backlist ARC
The Doors - music/backlist ARC
The Unreliable History Of Tattoos - Backlist ARC
The Rock and Gem Book - Backlist ARC

HIGH PRIORITY BACKLIST & RECS
Ruin and Rising
Jackaby
Toxic Heart
Dance of the Red Death
Darkest Minds - K Deal
Feed
Unwind
Half Bad - K Deal
The Goldfinch (need to finish) - K Deal
The Waking Machine (need to finish)
Mosquitoland - K Deal
Small Angry Planet - K Deal
Fairyland #2 #3 #4 #5 - K Deal
The Invisable Library - K Deal
A Gathering Of Shadows - K Deal
Terrier - K Deal
The Girl With All the Gifts - K Deal
Poison Study - K Deal
The Amber Spyglass - K Deal
The Amulet Of Samarkand
Enders
Gossamer
Tiffany Aching Discworld arc #3 #4 #5
Good Enough

AUDIOBOOKS
The Scorpio Races - Stiefvater
The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne
Ulysses - Joyce
War and Peace - Tolstoy
Heidi - Spyri
Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
The Story Of Awkward -Cronin
The Voodoo Killings - Gharish
Neverwhere - Gaiman
Legion: Skin Deep - Sanderson
Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Clarke
The Twelve - Cronin
The Passage - Cronin
Moby Dick - Melville
Great Expectations - Dickens
Nicholas Nickelby - Dickens
Locke & Key - Joe Hill
The Jungle - Sinclair
Tale Of Two Cities -  Dickens
Wicked - Maguire
Son Of a Witch -  Maguire
Wuthering Heights - Bronte
The Time Machine - Wells
TSLO Walter Mitty
TSCO Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson
Walden - Thoreau
These will count towards the audiobook challenge I am doing.

BACKLIST ARCS
Golden Son - high backlist
Stella by Starlight (February) - diverse
Vassa In the Night
The Sleeping Prince
The Sisters Of Absolom - diverse
Firsts
P.L. Travers - nonfiction/adult
Life Is Funny
Moo
The Woman Who Breathed Two World's - Adult/diverse
The Other Boy
The Lion In the Living Room - Nonfiction
Being a Dog - Nonfiction
The Elegance Of the Hedgehog - Adult
Story Genius - Nonfiction
The Wolf In the Attic
Seaside
Who Knew - music/nonfiction
Fuzzy
Pennyfarthing and the Man In the Moon
50 Landmark Cameras - Nonfiction
The Bee Book - Nonfiction
The Doors - musuc/nonfiction
Every Single Second
Makoons - diverse
Midnight Without a Moon - diverse
The Distance Between Us
Eleanor
The Last Cherry Blossom
The Rock and Gem Book
The Unreliable History Of Tattoos
Towers Falling

PRIORITY PERSONAL
Discworld Tiffany Aching story arc
Vonnegut rereads/adult - K Deals
Dune re-read
Thomas Covenant re-read
M Train - music/nonfiction 
Just Kids - music/nonfiction
Wind In the Willows - reread
Ruin and Rising
A Wrinkle In Time - reread/Newbery
The Hate U Give - diverse (January)
The Upside Of Unrequited - diverse? (March)
Omega City (April)
The Knife Of Never Letting Go
The Bone Witch (March)
Practical Magic

ONE A MONTH ARCS
JAN - Lucky Boy - diverse/adult
FEB - The Ship Beyond Time
MAR - Pachinko - diverse/adult
APR - The Thickety #4
MAY
JUNE
JULY The Bedlam Stacks
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC

Have you ever done a personal challenge? Are there any books, especially from my Backlist ARCs, that you highly recommend?

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