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50 Book Challenge

Welcome one and all!

What is 50 Book Challenge?

50 Book Challenge is a way to track and share the books you read throughout the year. Some people also choose to set personal goals to read more books, or more non-fiction, or more new books. The point is that it's up to you what you want to do.

Do I have to read 50 books? What if I read less/more/long books/etc? Can I include kids' books/comic books/picture books/etc?
Read as few or as many books as you want - 50 is just a suggestion.

Some people also track the number of pages they read, particularly if they're reading a lot of longer books this year. One way of finding a number of pages for the challenge is to multiply the number of (shorter) books you might have read by 300 (e.g. 50 x 300 = 15,000 pages).

You can include (or exclude) any types of books you want (including but not limited to rereads, graphic novels, comic books, audiobooks, and kids' books). Same goes for including reviews, ratings, or summaries, tagging your books, and using a progress meter (such as this or this) - do it if you want to, don't do it if you don't.

This sounds like fun! How do I start?
To begin, click "Post a new topic". Include your LibraryThing username in the subject, then put your first book(s) in the message. Or your to-read list. Or make it a simple hello post, if you like. When you want to update - when you finish a book, or monthly, or every three books, whatever - just make a new post in your topic.

Your Challenge year doesn't have to start January 1!
If you don't remember everything you've read since the beginning of the year, you can start your year when you join and keep track until this time next year.

(50 Book Challenge group originally created by Heina.)

Group website: http://community.livejournal.com/50bookchallenge/

Total members: 3,013 members

Recent members: TheTolkienist, Crisstti, Jamilun, conkzilla, Soson, Yogaalakshmi, originalslicey, jytte_clausen, shrram, TheoChick, jay_braggart, Bowerbirds-Library, JamesBon, Yuki_Onna, Barry_Holtslander, AnandaMukherjee, AndreFerreira, inforeal, Maaly_Ahmed, railheater, Kanarthi, fjii86, Niqui84, captainsflat, Ryan_Goeckner, Samad12, si, tammie45, Lucianna-AU, jacpam

Tags: challenges (6), challenge (4), 50 book challenge (3), challenge group (2), LiveJournal (1), (show all)2010 (1), change (1), 50 books (1), reading (1), reading challenges (1), target (1), books (1), book-general (1), reading challenge (1)

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kgramer 2020 challenge 8kgramer, Yesterday 8:56pmignore
utbw42's 50 for 2020 11utbw42, Yesterday 4:14pmignore
TAir 2020 9TAir, Yesterday 1:38pmignore
frahealee 2020 50bks or 15,000pgs 57frahealee, Monday 3:44pmignore
lizaandpaul [paul] 146lizaandpaul, Monday 5:27amignore
SF_fan_mae's 2020 50 Book Challenge 8SF_fan_mae, Sunday 6:19pmignore
rocketjk's 50(+) in '20 89rocketjk, Sunday 1:28pmignore
QuestingA's 50 in 2020 33QuestingA, Sunday 12:58pmignore
Sammy's 50 book challenge 2020 30Yuki_Onna, Sunday 12:04pmignore
Kanarthi continues to read authors of color 12Kanarthi, Saturday 9:46pmignore
Madcow's 2020 60 BOOK CHALLENGE. Definitely getting 60 this year. 28Madcow299, Saturday 4:19pmignore
Ilithyia gives up adulting to read her way through 2020 31Ilithyia, Friday 2:41pmignore
CompSki's Books, Continued! 22compskibook, Thursday 5:27pmignore
Tropics' 2020 50 Book Challenge 19tropics, Thursday 5:10pmignore
50+ Book Challenge : Seitherin's 2020 Book Challenge 24seitherin, Thursday 4:53pmignore
BookDoc16: 50 for 2020 8BookDoc16, Wednesday 6:52pmignore
Corinne's 2020 60 Book Challenge 25Corinne, May 25ignore
jwrudn's 2020 challenge 5jwrudn, May 24ignore
arrianarose's 50 Book Challenge 2020 18arrianarose, May 24ignore
notmyrealname's 50 books in 2020 10notmyrealname, May 24ignore
2020 Reading List for Lamplight 27lamplight, May 20ignore
si: Reads in 2020 18si, May 20ignore
Jean_Sexton and Her 2020 Books 18Jean_Sexton, May 17ignore
readinggeek has high hopes for 2020!!! 12readinggeek, May 17ignore
Belgrade18 50 Book Challenge for 2020 17belgrade18, May 16ignore
2020: Captainsflat thrives like a weed 6captainsflat, May 15ignore
chiliihead's 2020 list 6chiliihead, May 13ignore
50 Book Challenge - Biographies 2020 9asukamaxwell, May 11ignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2020! 5aya.herron, May 10ignore
clong's 50 book challenge for 2020 20clong, May 10ignore
Stringcat3's 2020 50-Book Challenge 18stringcat3, May 8ignore
PlaidApple's 2020 50+ decade opener 4PlaidApple, May 7ignore
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 2020 22jlshall, May 3ignore
edgewood's 50 Book Challenge for 2020 3edgewood, May 1ignore
PaperbackPirate reads 44 in 2020! 16PaperbackPirate, April 28ignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2020 43Ameise1, April 23ignore
shrram's 2020 50 book challenge 5mahsdad, April 17ignore
Returning to Reading: 25 Books This Year 10TheoChick, April 6ignore
Hatsepshut gives 50 another go 15Hatsepshut, March 15ignore
glwebb's 2020 books 5glwebb, March 1ignore
originalslicey reads Diverse Books in 2020. 6originalslicey, February 26ignore
Bowerbirds-Library (well, one half) catalogues 2020 7Bowerbirds-Library, February 22ignore
Jean_Sexton and Her 2019 Books 66Jean_Sexton, February 20ignore
Jay_Braggart 50 books for 2020.......hopefully 8jay_braggart, February 14ignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2019 113Ameise1, January 29ignore
50 Book Challenge 1DrApple, January 21ignore
2020 50 by aquascum 4aquascum, January 18ignore
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2020! 3rachelle-a-tron, January 15ignore
Seidchen's 2020 Books 1seidchen, January 13ignore
thathikermeg's 50+ books 2020! 2PaperbackPirate, January 12ignore
arrianarose's 50 Book Challenge: 2019 34arrianarose, January 8ignore
PaperbackPirate reads 43 in '19! 35Copperskye, January 6ignore
Cynfelyn 2020 2Yuki_Onna, January 5ignore
frahealee 2019 50bks or 15,000pgs 28PaperbackPirate, January 4ignore
rocketjk's 2019 50-Book Jamboree 171rocketjk, January 3ignore
BookDoc16 Reads Again-2019 3BookDoc16, January 2ignore
Belgrade18 50 Book Challenge for 2019 47belgrade18, January 1ignore
Corinne's 2019 50 Book Challenge 54Corinne, December 2019ignore
utbw42's 50 for 2019 12johnsimpson, December 2019ignore
glwebb's 2019 books 53glwebb, December 2019ignore
Late to the 2019 challenge 1Barry_Holtslander, December 2019ignore
SF_fan_mae's 2019 50 Book Challenge 14SF_fan_mae, December 2019ignore
QuestingA's 50 in 2019 66QuestingA, December 2019ignore
2019 Reading List for Lamplight 39lamplight, December 2019ignore
2019 50 book challenge - Maybe 60! 62Madcow299, December 2019ignore
PlaidApple: Reading my stash in 2019 20PlaidApple, December 2019ignore
si: Reading in 2019. 31si, December 2019ignore
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 2019 39jlshall, December 2019ignore
readinggeek is ever optimistic!!! 24readinggeek, December 2019ignore
2019 - Female Authors Challenge 40asukamaxwell, December 2019ignore
Ilithyia will read less Facebook and more real books in 2019! 72Ilithyia, December 2019ignore
clong's 2019 challenge 33clong, December 2019ignore
Tropics' 2019 50 Book Challenge 50tropics, December 2019ignore
Stringcat3 50-Book Challenge 2019 42stringcat3, December 2019ignore
Dmjohnson12 50 books challenge 24dmjohnson12, December 2019ignore
Wilsonknut 2019 50wilsonknut, December 2019ignore
Captainsflat will actually Track in 2019 37captainsflat, December 2019ignore
Kanarthi shows up late to read authors of color 19Kanarthi, December 2019ignore
jwrudn's 50 Book Challenge for 2019 13jwrudn, December 2019ignore
50 Book Challenge : Seitherin's 2019 Book Challenge 116seitherin, December 2019ignore
kgramer 2019 challenge 12kgramer, December 2019ignore
Question? 2rocketjk, November 2019ignore
Chiliihead's 2019 list 3chiliihead, November 2019ignore
Chiliihead's challenge 41chiliihead, November 2019ignore
~ Dee's 2019-2020 50+ Reading Challenge ~ 🌸 2seascape, November 2019ignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2019! 8aya.herron, November 2019ignore
notmyrealname's 50 book challenge for 2019 5notmyrealname, November 2019ignore
Railheater starting in August 2019 2railheater, September 2019ignore
More of CompSki's Books! 332compskibook, September 2019ignore
Cynfelyn 2019 13Cynfelyn, August 2019ignore
52 books in 2019 5Marcial87, August 2019ignore
2019 7TAir, July 2019ignore
Angela072015 50 Book Challenge 2019 6assherman072015, June 2019ignore
sherlock134 2019 50 book challenge 1sherlock134, June 2019ignore
Frankie's 50 Book/ 15,000 Page Challenge for 2019 📚 19Frank_the_ThinkTank, May 2019ignore
Tammie's 2019 Challenge 4tammie45, March 2019ignore
Quaisior's 2019 50 Book Challenge 1Quaisior, February 2019ignore
Going for 50 books - Celia Cardun 1celiacardun, February 2019ignore
Moniica's 2019 Book Challenge 4Moniica, February 2019ignore
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