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The 50 Book Challenge (2012)
This will be the thread for those who intend on participating in the 50 book challenge for 2012 to post in. Post your book lists, progress, suggestions & questions for the challenge here. Happy reading!

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Great thread

I'm halfway through The Beautiful and Damned - F Scott Fitzgerald so i anticipate to finish that early in the new year

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Sweet! I can't wait to get started. I do have a question. Do graphic novels or comics by volumes count? These are usually well over 100 pages.

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The Beautiful and Damned is an amazing book. I've read it a long time ago and loved it. Nice reading choice, city girl.

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Wow I'm pretty surprised that there's new thread.

@heelscatchfire, I don't think so. It's too little.

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Wow I'm pretty surprised that there's new thread.

@heelscatchfire, I don't think so. It's too little.

Okay that's fine. I've read graphic novels like Persepolis and Maus, both over 100 pages.

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I read about 5 books this year. I have a stack in my room I am ready to tackle.

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Sweet! I can't wait to get started. I do have a question. Do graphic novels or comics by volumes count? These are usually well over 100 pages.
Each person is participating in their own little challenge - so whatever works for you is fine, there are no real set rules.

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I agree with B.. I would go ahead and count graphic novels. I think they can be as substantial as actual novels

My goal for 2012 is going to be 30 books (and if I end up reading more, then great)
I managed to succeed in reading 50 in 2011 and am hoping to challenge myself in a different way (quality over quantity) for the coming year.

Excited to start or restart the clock though... so to speak


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Just like ChrissyM, I'd like to reach 30 books in 2012. I'd love to read 50 books but I figure I'll start with a smaller goal and see how it goes. I read some really great books this year and I'd like to continue that trend in 2012. Now the trouble is deciding which book I should read first???

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I would like to catch the 50 target, but work is all over me....

Still, I'm in for the 2012 challenge!

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I would love love love to participate this time! It would be my first time

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I agree with B.. I would go ahead and count graphic novels. I think they can be as substantial as actual novels
Whenever I read something that seemed insubstantial to me, I read another shorter book and then counted the two of them as 'one read' because together they would add up to 400-500 pages and that felt fair to me, to combine them into one effort - that was my approach to it.

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Here's the list that helped inspire me to pick up a few very interesting-seeming non-fiction books to read this year...
Time's Top 100 Non-Fiction books published since 1923:

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..._Fiction_Books

Here's the Time's list of the top 100 Novels, they released this in 2005:

http://entertainment.time.com/2005/1...00-novels/#all

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