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"Ever wished you'd had a teacher who made you want to read the classics? Your wish has come true in this beautifully-told book. Karen Swallow Prior movingly and honestly tells a compelling story of self-discovery and coming to faith through some of the greatest books ever written"--P.4 of cover.
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It‘s that time of year again... time to start obsessively planning for my 2020 reading challenges.

I‘m all signed up for #Booked2020 and pretty excited about some of these prompts.

For more info or to sign up, visit one of the lovely hosts: @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen and @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😃

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing xx looking forward to seeing your plans!!! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! Glad to hear you‘re joining in. And thanks so much for sharing. 1w
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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 2w
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IamIamIam I'm in!!! I signed up last night!! 🤗😘 2w
MelissaSue81 I think I signed up too!! I still have to finish 2019 though! 2w
AnneFindsJoy YES!!!! I‘m in! Thank you for running it again! 2w
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? 2w
AmyG Oh, I‘m in. I already began choosing Winter books! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @bookwrm526 You can still post last quarter's reads if you read the books! Glad you're in for 2020! 🎉 2w
4thhouseontheleft @IamIamIam Woohoo! 🎉 🎉 2w
Lizpixie I‘ve already signed up too!🙌 2w
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. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @MelissaSue81 @AnneFindsJoy Yay!! I'm happy to see so many people returning for another year! 🎉 🎉 2w
Violetta @4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the tag! 🙌 I'm still not finished with 2019, but certainly plan to do better next year! 😁 2w
Hestapleton Hahaha I‘ve already planned out all my choices! The announcement of 2020 reading challenges is my favorite time of year! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Violetta You've still got time! @lizpixie 🎉 🎉 2w
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! 2w
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. 🙂 2w
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG 🎉 🎉Thanks for sharing on your page! 2w
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 🤣 2w
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. 2w
sammisho Thanks for the tag! I have been a little AMA and missed this! 2w
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! 😆 2w
Ashley_Nicoletto I failed miserably this year. Maybe 2020 will be my year! 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2w
4thhouseontheleft @MelissaSue81 Yes, you are signed up for next year! 2w
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 ? 2w
andrew61 Thanks for the tag i have signed up. ☺ 2w
OriginalCyn620 Yay! I had a lot of fun with #booked2019 and signed up for #booked2020! I am looking at possibilities for Winter! 2w
sprainedbrain Thanks for the tag! I‘m definitely in... so glad you‘re doing it again next year! 2w
Megabooks Thanks for the tag!! I think I‘ve signed up? Can you check? Thank you! I‘m excited! 2w
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 ! 2w
Mandigolightly These are some interesting ones! 2w
Samplergal Thanks for the tag! Just signed up and will likely plan ahead, just to change everything! #Booked2020 (edited) 2w
Blaire I‘ve signed up! Looking forward to it. 2w
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! ♥️ 2w
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...! 😂 2w
youneverarrived I‘m all signed up 😁 2w
thereadingowlvina YES!!!! Thanks for tagging me! Can't wait to start this!!!! 👍😁❤ 2w
Jerdencon I totally slacked this year with booked2019 but will sign up again and hope for a better year! 1w
Nessavamusic Signed up! I dropped the ball on this years so I‘m going to try again! 1w
Victoriahoperose Thank you! I‘m all signed up! 1w
hes7 Yay! It‘s crazy that it‘s already time for 2020 challenges, but I‘m excited. 1w
ErinC Oh good! Last year was rough but I‘m crazy excited for 2020! 1w
AnneCecilie Thank you for the tag. I‘m already signed up and looking forward to next year‘s prompts. 1w
julesG Going to give this a try. 1w
BookwormAHN Signed up 😸 1w
sheffner Yay! Looking forward to it. 1w
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! 1w
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the tag! I fell off this year but will try again next year! 1w
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? 1w
4thhouseontheleft @AsYouWish Tartan Noir is Scottish crime fiction. But we are always flexible with the interpretation of prompts! 1w
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!!! 1w
Butterfinger I signed up. EXCITED!!!! 1w
Bklover Thanks for the tag! Signing up right now! 1w
Bklover @BGam You might like this challenge for next year! 🙂 1w
Bklover Uhhhhh. Dumb question but what qualifies as a millennial author? 1w
Soozee Thanks for the tag. I enjoyed #booked 2019 so would be happy to sign up for #booked2020. 1w
4thhouseontheleft @bklover pretty much any author in the Millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1996, so they would be 23-38 years old. 1w
Bklover Got it- thanks! 1w
LauraBeth Thanks for the tag! I failed miserably this year with Booked but I‘m inspired to try it again for 2020! 😀 1w
StephanieMarie So excited! What authors would qualify as a pan Asian author? 7d
BGam Thank you 😊 7d
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. 7d
LittleBug Discovered #booked2019 too late, so real glad I saw this post in time to join☺️ 4d
YasmiNova Done! Let's see how far i get this time :) thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft! 1d
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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. 2w
Cinfhen Uh oh @TrishB our technical director just stepped out of the house 😜might need a bit of time to correct link 2w
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squirrelbrain Ha! Just read a good one for #16! 2w
BarbaraBB Yay, there it is! Such great prompts! @vivastory I notice ‘tartan noir‘ again 😉 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage link is working now @TrishB 🤞🏼 2w
Cinfhen Yay friends!!!!! So happy to FINALLY share the prompts @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @JennyM 2w
Cinfhen Please share @LitsyHappenings 🙏🏻 2w
Cinfhen Just in case you missed this @Simona xx 2w
TrishB Yay it does 🎉🎉 looks great. Thanks you three 😘 2w
4thhouseontheleft @trishb The last letter was left off. Oops! I fixed my post, looks like @cinfhen did too! Should be working now! 2w
TrishB You‘re all very efficient @4thhouseontheleft 😘 2w
BarbaraBB Really cool prompts! I can‘t wait to start planning! 💕 2w
Charityann Sounds like fun!😊 2w
youneverarrived Eeee I‘m looking forward to it already! Thanks to you all for putting it together each year 💕 2w
Cinfhen Yay @youneverarrived start checking your shelves 🥳😜 (edited) 2w
JazzFeathers I failed epically this year. But l still want to try again 😊 2w
Cinfhen @Charityann hope you‘ll join us!!! Glad you‘re back @JazzFeathers 2w
MicheleinPhilly WTF is tartan noir?? 😂 2w
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly well since you asked so NICELY: Tartan Noir is a form of crime fiction particular to Scotland and Scottish writers. 2w
MicheleinPhilly Hey, you know me Cindy! I don‘t beat around the bush! 😘 #philly 2w
Cinfhen I said SO NICELY for a reason #PottyMouth @MicheleinPhilly 😘 2w
erzascarletbookgasm VERY interesting. Will take a look 🧐😘 2w
erzascarletbookgasm What‘s Silk Punk?? 2w
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? 2w
Cinfhen Yup @TheEllieMo you can read complete seasons or bits and pieces from each season spread throughout the year🤓whatever strikes your fancy 2w
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? 😊 2w
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 2w
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!!! 2w
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 2w
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 😅 2w
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 🥳 2w
Cailey_Mac @Cinfhen awesome, will do! I‘m sure I will have fun doing it too📖🤗 2w
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen thanks 😊 2w
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen thanks 😊 2w
AnneCecilie I‘ve signed up. Looking forward to it. 2w
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 🧡 2w
Librarybelle Yay! Signed up! 2w
Kalalalatja Great prompts! I‘ll sign up right away! 2w
Cinfhen Yay @TheEllieMo @AnneCecilie can‘t wait to see your picks!!!!! Fun times ahead ♥️ 2w
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 @Kalalalatja @Librarybelle I‘m super excited to see how Littens interpret the prompts!!!! 2w
Reviewsbylola Yay! Just signed up! 🥳🥳 Also, can‘t believe it‘s almost 2020! 2w
Cinfhen Right @Reviewsbylola ??!!?? 2020 sounds so futuristic 🤖👽👾and im obviously thrilled you‘re back for another round 😘 (edited) 2w
KarenUK Woohoo! Just signed up! And the planning begins (which is half the fun!) 2w
Cinfhen TOTALLY @KarenUK 🙌🏻♥️📚 2w
tdrosebud Yay! All signed up! 2w
Cinfhen @tdrosebud great!!!! Can‘t wait to see your choices!!! I love getting ideas from other #Booked participants ♥️📚👍🏽 2w
LibrarianRyan Dang. I‘m almost done with 19. 2w
Megabooks I‘m going to sign up (too much fun!), but I‘m awful about finishing (mood reader!). 🤞🏻🤞🏻 for 2020 success! 2w
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 ♥️🙌🏻 2w
Reviewsbylola I quit #pop19 mid year for that reason! @Megabooks I‘m just doing this one next year. 2w
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! 🤔 2w
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!!! 2w
mrp27 Yay, I'm in! But I better get cracking so I can finish 2019! 😬 2w
Cinfhen Fantastic @mrp27 💜📚🧡📚💚📚 2w
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 2w
emilyhaldi Woohoo!!! I realized a week ago that I never posted my reads from last quarter 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
4thhouseontheleft @JennyM Thanks for the 💜! So happy you enjoy it! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @emilyhaldi You can still do it! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JennyM Aww. Glad we could make your morning. 😘 2w
Cinfhen @JennyM as you were waking up, I was falling asleep 😴 So happy you‘re back for another round xx💋 2w
Cinfhen @emilyhaldi It‘s never too late/ whatever wasn‘t entered last quarter can count for this quarter‘s drawing 😘 2w
Cathythoughts I‘m very excited 🤸‍♀️ prompts are brilliant ! 2w
Cinfhen Yay @Cathythoughts ❤️🙌🏻📚🥂can‘t wait to see what you come up with❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2w
Cathythoughts Signed up & all 👍❤️ 2w
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! 2w
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 2w
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 🤓😘 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Simona Glad you‘re coming back for another year! 2w
Cinfhen It wouldn‘t be a complete challenge without your participation @Simona xx so glad you‘re joining us 💕 2w
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! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @jenniferw88 looking forward to seeing your thoughts 2w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen just sent it! There's quite a few 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Crazeedi I just signed up!! 2w
Crazeedi I've not done this, are there rules? Do I have to have books planned and posted?? 2w
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. 2w
SaturnDoo So excited to see this. I've been patiently waiting 🤣😂 thank you for hosting again. Lots of fun. 2w
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) 2w
Cinfhen Excellent @SaturnDoo ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️looking forward to seeing what you read 😊 2w
Crazeedi @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen some of the prompts I dont understand, so I'm thinking I can ask for help?? 2w
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! 2w
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! 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 here:


4thhouseontheleft #Booked2020 runs from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2020! All the details are in the google form, including a longer explanation of the changes to the giveaway. Can‘t wait!! 2w
Julsmarshall I never finished past the first section, may try again this year! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Julsmarshall You definitely should! 2w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Technical issue with link. Try this:

4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! fixed it in the post, the last letter was cut off. 2w
valeriegeary Great prompts! I'm going to sign up again even though I dropped the ball last year after the first quarter. Third time's a charm maybe? 😂🤞 2w
4thhouseontheleft @valeriegeary Thanks! And not everyone does all 4 quarters, so that is absolutely okay if you don‘t make it all the way to the end! (edited) 2w
AmyG Thank you so much! This is my 3rd year. 🎉 2w
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🎉🎉We have a winner!!🎉🎉

Congrats @Riveted_Reader_Melissa on winning the raffle for the 3rd quarter of #Booked2019! 📚

Send an email to abergsman@gmail.com so we can send you your prize GC!

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 congrats @Riveted_Reader_Melissa and congrats to all the readers who completed prompts this quarter 😎 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage What are you buying, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ?? Congrats and enjoy!! 🎉🎁📚📚👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! Thanks everyone! I‘ll send you an email when I get home tonight, so excited! 1mo
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These are the books I read during the last quarter that fits the prompts, and it turns out that I‘ve read more than I thought for #Booked2019

9. There, There
13. Black Leopard, Red Wolf
14. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
15. If Beale Street Could Talk
18. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Cinfhen Without even trying 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼well done 2mo
Siri_reads Gratulerer med dagen!! Håper du koser deg og får noen nye bøker 😉💐🎂 Klem 2mo
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads tusen takk. Jeg har handlet bøker hele måneden, så tror ikke det blir noen i dag ? 2mo
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It‘s that time again! We love to see your wrap up posts, and they help us make sure everyone is counted in the random drawing for the giveaway. Let us know what #booked2019 books and prompts you‘ve completed in July, August, and September. ♥️📚👊🏻

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1 Summoned to 13th Grave
3 Becoming
4 Feminasty
6 We‘re Going to Need More Wine

7 Midsummer Night‘s Dream
12 Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

I‘m all over, sorry about that... some how my Spring‘s half done and my Fall 🤷‍♀️ but hopefully by the end of the year it will come together...maybe 🙈


BarbaraTheBibliophage I hear ya. I'm not following the seasons too closely either! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Well the seasons themselves seem a bit wonky this year too, so we‘re in good company I guess 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Haha yes. Or not so funny to have climate change! 🤪 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Agreed! Climate change is messing with our internal rhythms too. 5mo
Cinfhen Just keep on reading....it‘s all good!!! 5mo
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏👏 l started out good and then totally lot it... 5mo
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These are the books I read for spring #Booked2019:

7. Nightlights
10. Daisy Jones and the Six
12. Normal People

Spring didn‘t go as well as Winter, but I‘ve some ideas for no 8 & 9. So I‘ll read those later.

Cinfhen 👍🏻 Every book counts!!!! Well done 5mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage It's all good. Any prompt, any time! All about enjoying reading together! 5mo
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It‘s the last few days of our second “season!” So, if you haven‘t posted a read or two, how‘s the time!

Summary posts work well too. Thanks, friends. Your hosts appreciate your communication, so we can have everybody‘s entries in our drawing. 💙💙💙

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And with that I‘m done with Spring! 🎉🎉🎉


TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Congrats! 🎉🎉 6mo
Cinfhen Woohoo💖💖💖 6mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 6mo
CindyRene Awesome!! 6mo
JennyM 👊💥 6mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻👍🏻📚 6mo
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⛄️ Winter ❄️ Wrap-Up for #Booked2019! While I still have one to go in the winter prompts, I dipped into quite a few seasons during the 1st quarter!


#Femaledetective : Among the Mad
#Fairytaleretelling : Wrath & Dawn
#happyplace : Every Body Yoga
#relatedtoapodcast : Originals
#newtoyou : Bird Box
#nightoriented : Moon Sign Book
#MuslimAuthororMC : Shabanu
#ComicorGN : Hey, Kiddo
#Diversemiddlegrade : Save Me A Seat
#Addiction : Phantom

AmyG I‘ve got Hey, Kiddo lined up...ha, I forgot for what prompt. 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG It also works for the #aboutaddiction prompt. 8mo
AmyG I think that‘s what I am reading it for. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go girl!! Plus school and all your other responsibilities. I‘m impressed. 👊🏻♥️📚 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! 😘My social life is reading. 😂😂 8mo
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I can‘t believe I finished all the prompts for Winter #Booked2019. When I signed up I said I might finish two or three. I‘ve even started on the next seasons. Here goes my Winter reads:

1. The Wicked Cometh
2. Gingerbread
3. Harry Potter: A Pop-up Guide to Hogwarts
4. Ghost Wall
5. A Ladder to the Sky
6. Where the Crawdads Sing

Jee_HookedOnBookz Congratulations and well done! 8mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 🎉🙌🏽📚 8mo
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I did it! I got all of my winter #Booked2019 prompts before the deadline 😃😃
Widows of Malabar Hill
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
The Library Book
The Likeness
and The Caretaker Of Lorne Field FTW!!

Cinfhen Congrats 🎈 🎉🎈 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 8mo
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#Booked2019 #winter done!
1. Female detective - hard boiled New Orleans badass woman
2. Fairy Tale retelling - Beauty and the Beast
3. My Happy Place - super hero stories
4. Podcast - transcripts from Lore
5. Irish Author - author & takes place there
6. New to me author! - Rose Lerner
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

erzascarletbookgasm Wow 👏 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Impressive!! 10mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! You‘re rockin it 🎉🙌🏻❣️Did you have a favorite category? Favorite read? 10mo
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Nessavamusic @Cinfhen I think Sweet Disorder was my favorite of the bunch, it was a very unique romance 10mo
Cinfhen I finished my 6 too!! I think #FairytaleRetelling was my least favorite category and I think #IrishAuthor or #Podcast were my favorite prompts (edited) 10mo
Nessavamusic @Cinfhen I liked the #femaledetective and #podcast prompts, they took me out of my normal genres 10mo
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! Great job!! 10mo
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Have you wanted to know just a little more about what the readers of #Booked2018 did? I combed through our spreadsheet and found some interesting facts.

We got excited at the beginning, but lots of people didn‘t finish. So if you struggled, you‘re not alone.

Most people used the challenge as we intend it—for fun and to connect with other readers.

p.s. It‘s not too late to join in 2019! Link in comments.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Details for 2019 can be found in the sign-up link here: https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2 10mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
IamIamIam I may make this my only challenge this year... one question, though. What is Cli-Fi for the Earth Day prompt? 10mo
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RachelO Yay! Love this. Thanks to all of you for all of your work on the challenge🌻 10mo
Pamwurtzler Thanks! Those are interesting stats. I can‘t remember if I officially signed up for 2019 or not so I‘m going to do it just to make sure! 10mo
llwheeler Fun stats! Thanks for sharing, and for all your work hosting! 10mo
gradcat This is fantastic...will you be keeping up with #Booked2019 like this? 😊 10mo
gradcat @IamIamIam I‘m guessing fiction involving the climate? 🤔 10mo
IamIamIam @gradcat AHA, that sounds like a viable option! Good thinking! 10mo
mrp27 This is great! Thanks for the stats, so interesting. 10mo
saresmoore Cool stats! 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing these stats 🙌🏻😀I‘m happy to report that as of Jan 14 2019, I‘ve already entered 156 names for the quarterly drawing!!!! Looks like our Littens are off to a strong start!!! (edited) 10mo
AnneCecilie Thanks for sharing the stats. 10mo
Cinfhen The literary movement “Cli-Fi” (modeled after the term “sci-fi“) is any fictional work written about the effects of climate change and global warming. @IamIamIam if you google cli-fi it takes you to several book lists 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @IamIamIam @gradcat That‘s exactly right. Fiction involving climate change. Search the #clifi hashtag for some suggestions! 10mo
AmyG Oh wow. I am honored to be one of the 20 to complete this. Thank you to the hosts...I had a blast! 10mo
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks so much for the info and for hosting!!! I'm excited to go through #mountTBR and make a plan for the challenge!!! Looking forward to it! 😘🤗🤟 10mo
LibrarianRyan Awesome. Thank you. Very interesting. 10mo
squirrelbrain Really interesting - thanks for letting us all know! 10mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re joining us @IamIamIam I‘m also trying to use only books I own or I can borrow 🤞🏼🤞🏼 (edited) 10mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Yes, library books will be key!!! Lol 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @RachelO You‘re welcome. Thanks for joining us! 🥰 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Pamwurtzler You‘re welcome. Glad you‘re in for 2019! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @llwheeler You‘re welcome! I love looking for info like this. 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat I‘m sure that by the end of the year I will have looked for some fun stats. Not sure how much I‘ll do each quarter, though. 10mo
BarbaraBB Love the stats and I must admit I‘m a little proud to be one of the 20 who completed the challenge ☺️😉😘 10mo
Kalalalatja I‘m super proud to be one of the 20 who finished! Here‘s to doing the same in 2019 🙌 10mo
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for calculating these! @gradcat the spreadsheet we keep makes it easier to compile these stats, so we do plan on doing it in 2019 too! Maybe on a quarterly basis this year? @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @AmyG You deserve a 👏👏👏 for being in the group to complete all the prompts! 10mo
AmyG Thanks @4thhouseontheleft. I was determinded to do this. I usually drop out of challenges. (edited) 10mo
Butterfinger When it says "tag each of us," who are all involved?My next library haul is next week for winter's 6 prompts so I want to make sure I know what I'm doing because I usually don't. My next question, have I signed up for it already? 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Butterfinger I double checked—you‘re on the list! When you review a book you read for the prompt tag me, @Cinfhen and @4thhouseontheleft so we can track you for the giveaways. And because we like to high five ya! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AmyG @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja We are so so excited that you guys finished every prompt. It‘s a big deal for everyone who finishes a challenge. 🥰 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LibrarianRyan @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB I‘m glad you guys appreciate these. I truly wasn‘t sure how many people would be interested! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @mrp27 @saresmoore @AnneCecilie Thanks for letting me know you like stats the way I do! 🥰 10mo
Bookzombie Even though I was down to the wire finishing last year, I‘m so happy I completed #Booked2018 . I loved many of the prompts and I‘m excited about this year‘s too. (edited) 10mo
AmyG @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you. It felt good. 10mo
CouronneDhiver Interesting! 10mo
BarbaraBB @IamIamIam For #clifi I can sooo recommend this book. It is a chunksters, I know, but you‘ll speed through: it reads like a mystery novel! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the stats! I only took up two seasons and I‘m glad I completed them. This year I think I‘m ready for all the seasons. 10mo
IamIamIam @BarbaraBB Thanks so much for the recommendation! It looks great! 10mo
sprainedbrain This is cool! 10mo
Cinfhen Cheers to my lovely readers who completed the challenge 🥂💞🎉 @AmyG @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @Bookzombie & my fabulous cohosts @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 10mo
AmyG Thank you so much @cinfhen 😘 10mo
Cathythoughts Just seeing this ! Very interesting to see how last year went 👍🏻♥️. Thankyou ! 9mo
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My selections for #Booked2019 Winter season...

• Female Detective - Now You See Me
• Fairy Tale Retelling - Geekerella
• Reminds You of Your Happy Place - Under the Tuscan Sun
• Related to a Podcast - The Sawbones Book
• Set in Ireland/Irish Author - Circle of Friends
• New to You Author - Eagle & Crane

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Kaye Circle of Friends is very good. I haven‘t read any of the others. Enjoy 😊 10mo
ralexist @kaye - I haven't read it yet but I adore the movie so I'm hoping the book will be even better 🙂 10mo
Cinfhen Sounds like a solid plan 👍🏻 10mo
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Decided to join #Booked2019! Hopefully I‘ll do better this time than I did with #Booked2018, lol. I got a bit overwhelmed with my reading challenges. I‘m feeling pretty confident, but I guess we‘ll see how it goes this time around. I already have ideas of what I‘ll read for some of these prompts📚🤓🎉
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! Just have fun and see where your reading takes you!!! 10mo
mhillis Looking forward to seeing the books you choose!! 10mo
4thhouseontheleft Glad you are joining in again! 10mo
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Nessavamusic Yay! I‘m doing this one too! 10mo
LibLib #8 under spring, what is Cli-Fi? 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LibLib Cli-fi is fictional works related to climate change. They run the gamut from contemporary to speculative fiction. It‘s an interesting up and coming category. #clifi #climatechange 10mo
LibLib @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you! The definitely answers my question 😊 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LibLib My pleasure! Don‘t forget we have a Goodreads group for this challenge. It‘s also a good place to gather ideas for the various prompts. 10mo
mreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage is there a link to the goodreads group? I signed up for but never received any information about that. Thanks 10mo
mreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you I've just joined 10mo
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Since I finished #booked2018, I thought I would try #Booked2019, but this time I remembered all 24 prompts.

Let the reading begin.

AmyG Good luck! 10mo
Mdargusch Looks like a fun challenge! 👍🏼 10mo
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Here are the books that I read for October- December for #booked2018
Underdog Hero- Miss Kopp‘s Midnight Confessions
Features a Holiday- Killer Holiday
MC over 70- Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
New in 2018- An American Marriage
MC With Invisible Illness- The Demon Duke
Spooky Read- Carmilla

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉📚📚 11mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! You did it 🙌🏻🎊🥂📚Great year of reading, Diana!!! And a wonderful year of friendship😘 11mo
Reggie Yayyy, Happy New Year!! 11mo
DivineDiana Thank you for your encouragement! @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @Reggie 10mo
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My summer choices - and they are all off my groaning TBR too! #HappyDays

JamieArc For Book to Movie I see Loving Frank. Does this mean Loving Frank has been made into a film??? 11mo
JennyM @JamieArc apparently...I just watched the trailer of it from 2016 while working out prompts. But I don‘t think it made it to mainstream screening 11mo
Cinfhen I love that you are starting with summer 😛and I‘m digging your choices xx thanks for sharing and extra points that these are all off your TBR🙌🏻💕 11mo
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Cinfhen And I LOVED 11mo
LeeRHarry Loving Frank 💕 11mo
JennyM @Cinfhen I hope that‘s ok to start with summer? I had fun choosing for the prompts so I can easily do winter first ❄️ 11mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry I am determined to read this book...it‘s been on my pile for waaauyy too long, and I know how much it‘s loved. If you love it, then I‘m excited! 😘 11mo
Cinfhen No!!! That‘s the whole point of the seasons!!! Read whatever/ whenever 11mo
Cinfhen It‘s also fine to read prompts from different seasons 11mo
JennyM @Cinfhen awesome...I love this challenge already!! 11mo
Cinfhen Yay 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM hope you enjoy it! 😊 11mo
Tashreads Awesome choices. Hope you enjoy Normal People 🤞 11mo
JennyM @Tashreads thank you, and thanks again for gifting it to me...I‘m looking forward to diving in 😊 11mo
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I missed the last quarter of the #booked2018 challenge so making sure I get this one in before #booked2019 starts.
1. MC w/invisible illness - The Girls at 17'swann street (anorexia)
2. New in 2018 - The Glass Ocean
3. MC Over 79 - the Mother in Law
4. Underdog Hero - Girl in Translation
This was fun!
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Cinfhen Fabulous 🙌🏻❣️😊 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Super!! 👏🏻📚🎉😘 11mo
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This is at least the fourth time...and as of the writing of this, still no email confirmation. The universe has spoken. 😢 Maybe I should try a different browser online...even though this has never been an issue before. 🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen Yes!!!! That‘s what you need !!!!! It says your response has been recorded!!! I think u should be good to go🤞🏼🤞🏼 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen it has said this every time 😞 11mo
Cinfhen There is no email confirmation as far as I know ...you should be registered 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
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VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen usually with Google forms there is a confirmation email. 🤔 But even if there isn't, @4thhouseontheleft says I'm not on record the other three times either and I've always gotten this response. 🤦‍♀️ 11mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m checking responses on my phone, let me check on the computer later today. I‘m so sorry you‘re having these problems, I have no idea why. @Cinfhen Yes, I have the form set that people should receive a copy of it after they submit it. 11mo
Cinfhen Oh, weird!!! I didn‘t get one either hahaha @4thhouseontheleft 11mo
Cinfhen Your‘e in good company @VeganCleopatra ❣️ 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @VeganCleopatra have you tried doing it on a computer? It‘s really not a huge deal, though, we can just add you to the spreadsheet of participants, and I can email you a copy of the form if you want to keep it for reference. 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen 😆 @4thhouseontheleft I have tried it on the computer. The only thing left is to try another browser, though I've tried two. Haha I would appreciate being added, I can try again as well I guess. 11mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft Any chance I turned up? Can you just add me if I haven't? Thanks. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @VeganCleopatra I have added you! 11mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft Thank you! I guess registering again today didn't work either? 😆 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @VeganCleopatra I haven‘t checked today. I‘ll let you know if it did. 😃 11mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft Probably didn't 😆 11mo
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I‘m looking forward to trying something new in 2019. I‘m not very great at reading challenges but I‘m going to attempt #booked2019

Now just to find some books that fit the winter prompts!

Thanks for organizing @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft and @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! Thanks for giving it a go! Check under hashtags for the winter prompts. You may find some ideas. Also, we have a Goodreads group for the challenge. It has suggestions also. 11mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re joining us!!! @BarbaraTheBibliophage is right.... you‘ll find plenty of inspiration & motivation from others who are doing the challenge too!!!!! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft Glad you‘re joining in! 11mo
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I‘m not always great at remembering to do these challenges but I‘d like to try this year 🖤

#booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so glad you‘re going to give it a whirl! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft Yay!!! I‘m glad you are joining us! 11mo
Cinfhen Don‘t worry the Littens will keep you motivated😂😂Glad you‘re #booked 11mo
SkeletonKey @Cinfhen 😂 Oh good! 11mo
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I‘m watching Christmas movies with my kids and doing some planning for #Booked2019 . How are you spending your Sunday evening?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice picks! I‘m already re-thinking mine! 11mo
jenniferajanes @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! Ha! I‘m sure I will too. These are definitely NOT set in stone. They‘re just a guide. BUT I am trying to read books this year that are in my Kindle library instead of buying new ones. I have bought so many books on sale for Kindle - and haven‘t read them yet. 🙃 11mo
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jenniferajanes @AmyG ❤️ to the book choice (been on my TBR pile for a while) or my happy place? 📚📚📚 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jenniferajanes I always try to pick from booksI own too. I have so many that are unread! 11mo
AmyG The book choice. Which, because I read it, I can understand why it would be your happy place. 11mo
jenniferajanes @AmyG 🥰 I‘m glad you think I‘ll like it! I‘m excited for 2019! 📚📚📚 11mo
jenniferajanes @BarbaraTheBibliophage Me too! More than I care to confess. 😉 11mo
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Omg I'm ridiculously excited about this! @morgankaileigh1 you should join me! #booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

morgankaileigh1 OMG SO MANY BOOKS TO BE READ 11mo
BarkingMadRun Yesssss and it will work along with Pop Sugar, you just have to pay attention to the order since it goes by season! @morgankaileigh1 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m excited you‘re joining us too, @BarkingMadRun! And yes, @morgankaileigh1 you should join us!! 11mo
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BarkingMadRun @morgankaileigh1 we can have an all day reading sesh on New Year's Day after the 5k! 11mo
Cinfhen Love that plan @BarkingMadRun just throw in some Starbucks peppermint lattes and it‘s PERFECT @morgankaileigh1 🥳🥳🥳 11mo
Cinfhen And it‘s TOTALLY COOL if you want to read out of season xx 11mo
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I‘m taking the leap! I signed up for #Booked2019 ! I‘m going to try to do as many of these as possible in combination with the #mmdchallenge hosted by #modernmrsdarcy .

Thank you, @Cinfhen , @4thhouseontheleft , and @BarbaraTheBibliophage for hosting this reading challenge!

AmyG Yay! 11mo
jenniferajanes @AmyG 🎉📚🥰 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So glad you‘re joining us, @jenniferajanes! 11mo
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Cinfhen Fantastic!!! Thanks for reposting!!! Im gonna try to do #MMD too 11mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! Great! I look forward to seeing how you tackle the challenges! 11mo
Cinfhen And I‘m doing #pop19❣️❣️❣️ I love finding books that work across multiple challenges!!!! It‘s the #TripleDip 11mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen 🎉🎉🎉 This is my first rodeo. 😂 I‘m only going to #DoubleDip , but I plan to find books that work across both challenges too! Good luck to us both! 😉 🍀 11mo
Cinfhen Absolutely!!! It‘s fun and I‘m glad you‘re throwing yourself into the bullpen 😜🙌🏻💕 11mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen 🙌🏻 11mo
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For my new to Litsy friends, here is the info on our 2019 Reading challenge🎉

#Booked2019 offers a diverse selection of prompts arranged by season. You are free to read as many or as few prompts as you wish. You can focus on one season or read by mood. Every prompt completed earns an entry in a quarterly drawing. Only one book per prompt with a total of 24 chances to enter. ☃️🌷🌞🍁

Sign up now open:

Cinfhen Join us❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 11mo
daena Sounds like fun! I just signed up! 11mo
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Just signed up.

I don‘t think I‘ll do all 6 every season, but maybe 2 or 3, and I‘m also too much of a mood reader to plan ahead

But this looks like fun, so here goes


BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! So glad you‘re joining us for whatever feels like fun! 11mo
Lynnsoprano That‘s kind of how I read, too. I never thought to call it being s mood reader, but it‘s a perfect description. 11mo
Cinfhen Make it work for you!! That‘s great 😁Welcome 11mo
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For anyone new to Litsy or anyone on the fence about doing this challenge...I say YES! Come join us. I did this last year and it‘s so much fun. Use books you own, get suggestions from others playing along, read outside of your comfort zone and discover new to you authors!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

cassiopia Can I do it out of order? For example can I read a winter prompt in summer? 11mo
AmyG I read out of order last year and I just kept track of what I read. @cassiopia (edited) 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the repost and fabulous endorsement 💕💕💕💕 11mo
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Cinfhen Just read whatever/ whenever @cassiopia ....each book counts towards one prompt and every prompt earns you a chance to win a quarterly gift card😊the sign up link is on my previous post 11mo
cassiopia @Cinfhen I just signed up! I'll be doing this challenge and the 2019 Popsugar Challenge as well. 11mo
Cinfhen Lots of us are doing the #DoubleDip both #booked2019 & #pop19 @cassiopia so look for the hashtags xx it‘s fun to find books that work for multiple challenges 11mo
Cinfhen And glad you‘re joining us @cassiopia 11mo
cassiopia @Cinfhen my goal is 100 books next year, so I'm going to try my hardest to not double dip. I'll definitely follow the hashtags for recommendations on what books to read 😃 thanks for the tips :) 11mo
Cinfhen Good for you!!! @cassiopia I‘ll be watching to see what u read as well 😉 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing @AmyG and welcome to the challenge @cassiopia !! 11mo
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For new to Litsy friends, a 2019 Reading challenge🎉 #Booked2019 offers a diverse selection of prompts arranged in quarters/seasons. You are free to read as many or as few prompts as you wish. You can focus on one season or read by mood. Every prompt completed earns a chance to participate in a quarterly drawing. Only one book per prompt with a total of 24 chances to enter. ☃️🌷🌞🍁
Sign up now open

Cinfhen Just use #Booked2019 after you complete a prompt, post and tag us @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft so we can make sure we track your entry for the quarterly drawing. First quarter runs Jan 1 - March 31 11mo
Balibee146 I signed up before... Hope it reached you okay 😘😘😘 11mo
Lizpixie I just signed up! I‘m having just this one Reading Challenge instead of overstretching and failing miserably. Wish me luck and Good Luck to everyone🤞🍀❤️ 11mo
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Hornsby78 I am signed up! Fun! Thanks for hosting this. 11mo
saresmoore I‘m so looking forward to participating! ♥️ 11mo
Cinfhen Yay @Lizpixie you can do this! I‘ll double check @Balibee146 but I‘m sure you‘re good to go💕 super excited to have you along for the ride @saresmoore @Hornsby78 🙌🏻❤️😊 11mo
BooksAtNight I‘m so tempted to try it (even though I‘ve yet to complete a reading challenge)... heck, I‘m going to go for it! Signing up now :) 11mo
Traci1 Sounds like so much fun. I just signed up. 😁 11mo
Cinfhen Fantastic @BooksAtNight it really doesn‘t matter if you read 3 books or all 24...each book earns you chance to win prizes and #readingiswinning 😊 yay @Traci1 so happy to have you on board❣️❣️❣️ 11mo
VeganCleopatra Anyone else not receive a Google doc confirmation? 11mo
Cinfhen I just ran a test and I got the message confirmation @VeganCleopatra 😁 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen I think the universe is trying to keep me from doing this challenge. 🤨 11mo
Cinfhen Hahaha!! I was having a deja vu with you @VeganCleopatra 😂😂 I‘ll ask Alisia to check but don‘t worry I have your back! 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen I know! It's making me look incompetent! Haha Would it screw anything up if I just put my info in yet again and see if the Google gods approve of me this time? 11mo
Cinfhen Go for it @VeganCleopatra I‘ll let the others know 🙏🏻🤞🏼good luck 💚 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen Well I did it again, even did it on an actual computer in case that helped and still no Google confirmation. The Google gods have apparently spoken. 11mo
Cinfhen I don‘t know what to say 😂😂😂😂 @VeganCleopatra care to weigh in @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft look at the above thread 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @VeganCleopatra There have been a few random people that haven‘t received the Google confirmation. I have no clue why, Google‘s ways are a mystery to me sometimes! 😂🧐 I‘ll check to make sure we received it on our end. 11mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft thanks! Do you know if you most people who don't receive confirmation are actually entered or not? 11mo
cassiopia Do audio books count, or no? 11mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! 100% @cassiopia 💚🎉😊 11mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft Any update on this? 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @VeganCleopatra Sorry! No, I don‘t see your response in the google form. That‘s so weird. 11mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft jeez I've done it at least three times! Ok, I'll try it again I guess. This is the only time I've had issues with Google forms. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ if Google keeps rejecting me can I still participate in the challenges and giveaways? 11mo
GlassAsDiamonds @VeganCleopatra & @4thhouseontheleft - I had the same problem actually. Had signed up already but didn‘t think about the confirmation... that I didn‘t actually receive. Have tried again but did you ever manage to sign up? 10mo
VeganCleopatra @GlassAsDiamonds Hopefully @4thhouseontheleft can check for you. It turned out after everything that it actually did go through for me every time but I never got a single confirmation! 10mo
GlassAsDiamonds @VeganCleopatra 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ I‘m not sure what I want now... two sign ups, no confirmation or one fully successful sign up!! 😂😂😂🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂😂 10mo
VeganCleopatra @GlassAsDiamonds haha well I'm signed up despite it all so I guess it doesn't matter as long as it goes through? It would have been nice to have a confirmation though! (edited) 10mo
LiterRohde I‘ve been reading and planned for the winter 6 prompts. However, as I knew would happen, since I usually read from recommendations and as my library holds come through, I have a few books that apply to other seasons. Is it any 6 book prompts that apply to each quarter and if I read more, do they apply to another quarter? Like an Australian reading from Summer if here it is Winter, do they qualify for the drawings? I‘m complicating things, yes? 😜 (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen You can read any prompt from any season whenever u like @LiterRohde It only counts once in terms of the drawing so it‘s possible you could have 9 chances in quarter one and only 4 in quarter 2. Read whatever you like ~ just remember to tag us so we can enter you in the quarterly drawing!! I get how it can be confusing. We just want u to have fun!! It‘s possible u may not complete all the winter prompts in winter & that‘s fine too. (edited) 10mo
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I did it, I‘ve finished #Booked2018 and really enjoyed it! These are the books I read during the four seasons! Now I can properly start planning #Booked2019! Thanks for organizing, @Cinfhen , @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @4thhouseontheleft 💜❤️💙

Cinfhen Amazing!!!!! Love that you have all 24 books to display🙌🏻💕🥰 11mo
Cinfhen Which was your favorite? 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I really don‘t know. So many good ones! I loved the Japanese thrillers and So Much Blue, but also The Art of Fielding and Eleanor... can‘t decide 😉😀 11mo
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Kalalalatja Well done, and I love the idea of having your challenge books together 👌 11mo
LauraBeth Way to go! 🙌🙌 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! 👏👍 I have one more to go! 11mo
batsy Yay! Well done, you. I confessed to being a challenge failure in an earlier post, but I'm so tempted to join at least one quarter of #booked2019 after seeing others choose their awesome books 😂 11mo
BarbaraBB @batsy I like the challenges, I fail because I am joining too much of them 😉. Good to see you in #Booked2019, the planning is the best! 11mo
Tove_Reads Spying on you because of the swap! My TBR is update on Goodreads, because I‘ve marked the books I own there. 11mo
BarbaraBB @Tove_Reads My TBR is up to date on Litsy, however you are not my swap, I received someone else‘s name 😉😘 11mo
Tove_Reads @BarbaraBB Ok, so it‘s one of those swaps, didn‘t know. Good to know! Now I spoiled the surprise 🤣 11mo
BarbaraBB @Tove_Reads I am happy to be your swap, you have such good taste in books 😀💕 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hi Barbara - I‘d like to give you proper credit, but I can‘t read all the titles even on my IPad. And I‘m not sure which goes for which prompt. Rather than me doing the time-consuming research, would you please comment below and make all the connections for me. Thanks ever so much! ♥️ 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Never mind. Apologies. I just need to know what your pick was for New in 2018, please. 11mo
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage Hi! I think I tagged them all at the moment that I read them, let me know if you miss any? New in 2018 was The Italian Teacher and thereafter I read Carry me Down for Invisible Illness, which was the last one! Let me know if I can be of help! 😘 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks!! Somehow I missed the Rachman even with the tag. All set! Congrats on finishing the challenge! 11mo
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SilversReviews I love how you keep track...good idea. 12mo
AmyG @SilversReviews I rewrote my lists. The originals were a mess...crossed out books etc. 12mo
SilversReviews @AmyG That happens. 😊 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving seeing all the books you read 😍 12mo
AmyG @Cinfhen Thank you! 12mo
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SilversReviews Nice...I haven‘t read any, though. 12mo
Cinfhen Such a great year of reading!!! Thanks for taking the challenge😘😘 12mo
AmyG Thank ALL of you for doing this in ‘18 and now ‘19. 12mo
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I am in, and I'm exited. I've loved Booked2018! Thanks so much for hosting @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 💕📖💕

Cinfhen Glad to have you back 🤗can‘t wait to see what titles you come up with!!! 12mo
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I did this challenge last year and had so much fun. Each season you read 6 books, one for each prompt. The best part is choosing the books for the prompts. Come join. Read the original organizers posts on how to participate.

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 💜💜💜 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing!! Can‘t believe it‘s already time for 2019 planning ... 💕 12mo
AmyG @BarbaraTheBibliophage I can‘t believe this year flew by. Don‘t they all? 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing, Amy!!! So glad you‘re all booked 🤗🤗🤗 12mo
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Signed up for the #Booked2019 reading challenge. Thanks for hosting this wonderful challenge. I‘m excited!

Cinfhen Awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 and thanks for the repost 😄 12mo
TheBookAddict @Cinfhen you‘re welcome! 😁 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for sharing! 📚📖🎉 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yaaaaayyy!! We‘re glad you joined it! Thanks for spreading the word about it also. ♥️♥️🎉🎉📚📚 12mo
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Signed up for #Booked2019 Thanks for hosting @BarbaraTheBibliophage I went through the prompts and I‘m already pulling out books from my TBR to arrange them into seasonal stacks. Can‘t wait to challenge myself in the new year!

4thhouseontheleft Glad you‘re joining the challenge! 📚📖 Also tagging the 3rd co-host @Cinfhen 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! Why not share photos of those stacks as well? (No pressure, of course.) ♥️♥️📚📚🎉🎉 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft 💟 12mo
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Cinfhen Hi!!! Excited to see your picks throughout the year 💛📚😀 12mo
Cedar_and_Grapefruit Love this! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Yay!! Thanks for sharing. 😃📚📖 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉📚📚 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cedar_and_Grapefruit I hope you‘ll consider joining us! It‘s a great way to get to know people on Litsy and really immerse yourself in the reading fun. 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉📚📚 12mo
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MaleficentBookDragon I'm in. I totally abandoned this year's. 12mo
MelissaSue81 I‘m in too! 12mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re back @shadowspeak17 🙌🏻 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Yay!! @MaleficentBookDragon New year, new challenge! ☺️ 12mo
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All signed up for #booked19! I missed it last year. Already picking out my books and seeing how I can overlap with #pop19!
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Fantastic! Glad you‘re in! 12mo
Cinfhen That‘s the BEST part!!! So much fun to cross challenge💕💕💕 12mo
tpixie Good Luck! 🍀 12mo
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WanderingBookaneer @Cinfhen : It says here we have to sign up. Where do I do that? 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for posting the link @sammisho ....does this mean you‘re in @WanderingBookaneer 🤗🤗🤗🤗 10mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉Can‘t wait to see your picks @WanderingBookaneer So glad you‘re joining us ☺️ 10mo
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I missed this for 2018 so I‘m very excited to try the #booked2019 challenge! All signed up!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Awesome!!! Can‘t wait to see your book choices🤗🤗🤗 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Yay!! I‘m glad you are joining us! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad to see you‘re in! And many thanks for sharing! 12mo
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Just signed up for the #Booked2019 challenge! I missed this year's so I'm excited to do it next year! 😁

@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Amazing 🤗🤗🤗welcome back 12mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Faaaabulous!! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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Happy to announce the return of our bookish challenge❣️❣️❣️ #Booked2019 offers a diverse selection of prompts arranged in quarters/seasons. You are free to read as many or as few prompts as you wish. You can focus on one season or read by mood. Every prompt completed earns a chance to participate in a quarterly drawing. Only one book per prompt with a total of 24 chances to enter. ☃️🌷🌞🍁
Sign up now open

4thhouseontheleft Please make sure you tag us and use hashtag #booked2019 when you complete a prompt‼️It‘s how we track your progress and keep you entered for prizes.
Any questions??? Ask away
And stay tuned for our GoodReads group coming soon💚
Cinfhen Let the fun begin 12mo
AmyG Oh Wow!!! I am very excited. Thank you. 12mo
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LauraBeth I‘m going to try this next year - instead of doing things like the Popsugar and Bookriot challenges, I‘d rather just do the Litsy reading challenges (although I am doing the Reading Women one too 😀). 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 😍😍 @AmyG I can‘t wait to see which books you choose! @LauraBeth 💜💜💜 I still plan on doing Popsugar, but there are a few overlaps. 12mo
ErinSueMreads Just signed up! Can‘t wait!! 12mo
LauraBeth I love the prompts for Popsugar but I know myself - must.not.overcommit! 😂 12mo
TheKidUpstairs Yay! Yay! Yay! 12mo
Jerdencon I missed the summer one this year but planning to do fall and signing up for next year. 12mo
AmyG @4thhouseontheleft I already have books on my tbr that fit some prompts. Very excited as I am 1 left on 2018! 12mo
Balibee146 Lovely.... Signed up will do as many as I can.... Exciting x x 12mo
TheKidUpstairs What is Cli-Fi? 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @TheKidUpstairs Climate fiction that deals with climate change and/or global warming. Some examples are The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, Atwood‘s Maddadam Trilogy, Jeff Vandermeer‘s Southern Reach Trilogy, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, or The Road by Zcormsc McCarthy. 12mo
LapReader Done. Thanks for organising. 12mo
BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
RachelO 🎉🎉🎉 Thank you! 12mo
Kalalalatja Woohoo! 12mo
Bookzombie Besides sitting a Goodreads goal, this is the only challenge I‘m sticking with next year. 🙂 Disclaimer: I reserve the right to change my mind and take on too many challenges. 🤪 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LauraBeth I‘m thinking of doing the Reading Woman challenge also! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @Bookzombie excellent disclaimer. 😂 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I want to do that one too, and am on the fence of knocking off #pop19 for the reading women challenge 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I over committed to challenges this year and may not finish #pop18. It wasn‘t as big a success for me as others have been in the past. Still evaluating—same as you! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m on track to finish #pop18 soon, but I‘m not as inspired by the #pop19 prompts. Too many feel like a repeat. We‘ll see. I love the Reading Women 2019 prompts! 12mo
Balibee146 @TheKidUpstairs liz Jensen has written some good Cli-Fi too like The Rapture 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Chrissyreadit This post has a link to the sign up form. Be sure to complete it also! 🥰 11mo
Chrissyreadit @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you! I may have completed one and forgotten so I completed another one. 11mo
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We are planning our seasons, making a list of prompts, debating, crossing out, adding more, and generally having a great time figuring out #Booked2019. Keep your reading challenge spots available for us! More info coming sooooooooooon ...

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

CouronneDhiver I don‘t know how but I wasn‘t aware of this challenge. Intrigued! 😎 12mo
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
TheBookHippie Ohhh I'll save room!!! 12mo
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KarenUK Can‘t wait! 💕👍 12mo
InBooksILive I didn't know about this! I can't wait! 😁 12mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo! Glad to hear you‘re doing it again. 😃 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CouronneDhiver @InBooksILive You can check out #booked2018 to see what people have been reading this year. Stay tuned for more details on next year. And we‘re thrilled you‘re interested in joining in! 12mo
Cinfhen Awesomeness 💕💕💕can‘t wait to share the list and so glad to see old & new faces @sprainedbrain @InBooksILive @KarenUK @TheBookHippie @AmyG @CouronneDhiver 12mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! I'm in! 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Bklover I may give this a try in 2019! 12mo
kspenmoll Would love to try 2019 again; I only could do the first of 2018. 12mo
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@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen and I are currently collaborating on what will hopefully be another fabulous seasonal challenge!

Stay tuned... #Booked2019 is on its way!!
📚 ❄️ 🌱🌞🍂 📚

Cinfhen This makes me smile 😃😃😃😃😃 12mo
Susanita Oooooh! 🤔🤔🤔 12mo
nelehelen Yay!! 12mo
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BookwormAHN 😺👏🏻😸 12mo
jb72 Sounds fun! 12mo
BarbaraBB Yay 👏👏 12mo
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@BarbaraTheBibliophage I actually completed the fall part of #Booked18 on time!! I fact I only have two more to go to complete the whole shebang!! Yes!

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s fantastic! I‘m down to my last one also! Just gonna tag my co-hosts here. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 13mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
Cinfhen Fantastic🧡💜💚and I love the graphics you created 🙌🏻❣️ 12mo
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@Kamisha !!! You are the lucky winner of the random drawing for the 3rd season of #Booked2018!!

Please email me at abergsman@gmail.com to arrange gift card delivery. Congrats!! 🎉🍾🎈

BarbaraTheBibliophage Congratulations @Kamisha!! 13mo
Cinfhen Yay!! Congrats @Kamisha 💕📚😀 13mo
Kamisha @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Oh my gosh, what an awesome surprise! 😁😁Thanks so much! @4thhouseontheleft I‘ll send you an email shortly! 13mo
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Hey #Booked2018 friends—just a reminder that today is the last day for our current season! Everything you‘ve read since July 1 for ANY prompt should be posted by midnight 9/30 Eastern time. Be sure to hashtag and tag us! Then we will get working on the drawing!!

One more season to go! 🎃 👻 👵🏼🎅

Cinfhen Hard to believe!!! This year flew by 😜 14mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It has flown by! 14mo
Chasing_Pages Ugh I completely failed on this! I‘ll try another one next year. I‘m just such a mood reader lately and just wanted to read what I felt like at the time. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 14mo
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4thhouseontheleft @Chasing_Pages That‘s ok!! I‘ve lost track of the number of reading challenges I have been unable to complete over the years. Most of them!!To me, it‘s the process more than the outcome. 😃 14mo
Victoriahoperose I was just thinking that I can‘t believe it‘s the last season. I really enjoyed this and found some new genres and books that I love. This was really an awesome idea and a lot of fun! 14mo
4thhouseontheleft @Victoriahoperose It has gone by quickly! We will definitely be doing it again next year! Glad you had fun with it! 14mo
MirrorMask Boo! I didn't finish all 6. I had 2 left, and my Japanese thriller is still sitting on my Holds list. I'll have to get an earlier start for the last season. 14mo
SilversReviews May I know what this is? 😊 I somehow missed it. Thanks. 14mo
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