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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: 2,953 members

Recent members: abcds, ankithero, ZippyKatt, kathmaag, kimmie3597, mrenzi, discorpion, kiranpradhan, vlgrantham, bron3, FernandaFO, missymayfair, lattenschuss, SKS3008, shishirgupta, ShadowBarbara, DrApple, mamatygress, smurf_goddess, mantraani, LeonardoAngue, Roger_Kitchen, dianeham, AudreyYell, abinitio, barichardson, marell, KristopherBooks717, elkhornkate, GracefulPhoton

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Questinga's 50 for 2017 28QuestingA, Today 11:30amignore
si reads in 2017 36si, Today 10:55amignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2017 72Ameise1, Today 8:20amignore
Ilithyia in 2017 - Reading reduces stress! 30Ilithyia, Yesterday 11:46pmignore
Madcow "We goin back to back" 2017 50 book challenge 40Madcow299, Yesterday 8:25pmignore
Seitherin's 2017 Book Challenge 87seitherin, Yesterday 7:20pmignore
rocketjk's 2017 50-Book adventures 36rocketjk, Yesterday 4:44pmignore
clong's 50 book challenge for 2017 30clong, Wednesday 5:48pmignore
Corinne's 2017 Book Challenge 20Corinne, Wednesday 11:11amignore
Asukamaxwell's List for 2017 6asukamaxwell, Monday 4:27pmignore
Stringcat3's 2017 50-book challenge 25stringcat3, Monday 4:07amignore
Tropics' 50 Book Challenge In 2017 31tropics, Sunday 8:43pmignore
wilsonknut 2017 15wilsonknut, Sunday 4:58pmignore
More of CompSki's Books! 243compskibook, July 13ignore
readinggeek tries again in 2017 16readinggeek, July 13ignore
50 Book Challenge : Jean_Sexton and her 2017 books 36Jean_Sexton, July 13ignore
glwebb's 2017 books 13glwebb, July 7ignore
bluemeanie11's 50 books in 2017 18bluemeanie11, July 4ignore
Paperback Pirate is reading 43 again! 19PaperbackPirate, July 3ignore
kgramer 2017 challenge 7kgramer, July 2ignore
Belgrade18 50 Book Challenge for 2017 11belgrade18, July 1ignore
marieatbookchatter 21marieatbookchatter, June 30ignore
Moniica's 2017 Book Challenge 7Moniica, June 30ignore
SF_fan_mae's 2017 50-Book Challenge 9SF_fan_mae, June 29ignore
lizaandpaul [paul] 325lizaandpaul, June 29ignore
It's 41 in 2017 26Marcial87, June 24ignore
utbw42's 50 for 2017 17utbw42, June 23ignore
Westcott's 2017 18westcott, June 21ignore
Arrianarose goes for 50 in 2017 9arrianarose, June 21ignore
Happyone's 50 challenge 3happyone, June 19ignore
Back in the saddle again 2017 9usnmm2, June 15ignore
Trying it again. 12lamplight, June 10ignore
Weener's 2017 50-book challenge!! 9weener, June 3ignore
2017 2TAir, June 2ignore
kimmie3597's 2017 Booklist and Commentary 2rocketjk, June 1ignore
Notmyrealname's 50 for 2017 20notmyrealname, May 31ignore
Joy's 50 Book Challenge for 2017 21jlshall, May 15ignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2017! 6aya.herron, April 21ignore
Marell Shooting for 50 in 2017 16marell, April 14ignore
roulette.russe's 2017 reading challenge 5roulette.russe, April 13ignore
BonnieJune54 reads lots of books in 2017 20BonnieJune54, April 13ignore
mantraani's 50 books from 50 countries 6mantraani, April 7ignore
missymayfair - Let me be Frank with you 6missymayfair, March 27ignore
Hello 3smurf_goddess, March 24ignore
Goin for 50 this year 2017 1mtdewrock, March 13ignore
CrystalToller 1CrystalToller, March 5ignore
Do you read a lot?! 2MarthaJeanne, March 3ignore
lattenschuss: read again 6lattenschuss, February 21ignore
Sara's 50 in 2017 35saras.library, February 19ignore
first time challenge for lowelibrary 4lowelibrary, February 17ignore
sks3008 2si, February 10ignore
Jonathan 50 Books this year 1Jonathan_Gonzalez, February 3ignore
Michael's 50 Book Challenge for 2017 1belgrade18, January 29ignore
belgrade18 2016 50-Book Challenge 23belgrade18, January 29ignore
seidchen' 50 in 2017 2seidchen, January 24ignore
midkid88 reading through 2017 2midkid88, January 23ignore
Mamatygress 50 Book Challenge 2017 1mamatygress, January 20ignore
notmyrealname's 2016 50 - maybe this year... 26notmyrealname, January 12ignore
barichardson 1barichardson, January 11ignore
LSG's 2016 50 book challenge 66lsg, January 11ignore
Bonniejune54 reads a book a week 171BonnieJune54, January 9ignore
Dmjohnson12 50 books challenge 21dmjohnson12, January 9ignore
Arrianarose's 50 book challange 2016 23arrianarose, January 6ignore
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 2016 40PaperbackPirate, January 5ignore
50 Book Challenge : Jean_Sexton and her 2016 books 91Jean_Sexton, January 4ignore
DrApple Will Reach the Goal This Year! 1DrApple, January 3ignore
PaperbackPirate goes for 40 for 40 in 2016! 35PaperbackPirate, January 3ignore
Elkhornkate 1elkhornkate, January 3ignore
Elkhornkate 50 in 2017 1elkhornkate, January 3ignore
Trying again this year 2BookDoc16, January 3ignore
GracefulPhoton's 50 Book Challenge 3jlshall, January 2ignore
Stringcat3's 2016 50-book challenge 52stringcat3, January 2ignore
colinflipper's book list 221colinflipper, January 1ignore
Corinne's 2016 Book Challenge 37Corinne, January 1ignore
I'm in for 2017! Hello! 1booksinbed, January 1ignore
Ilithyia's book crawl 2016 56Ilithyia, January 1ignore
Tropics' 50 Book Challenge in 2016 48tropics, December 2016ignore
Seitherin's 2016 Book Challenge 118seitherin, December 2016ignore
QuestingA's 50 for 2016 48QuestingA, December 2016ignore
glwebb's 2016 books 51glwebb, December 2016ignore
Happyone's 2016 50 Book Challenge 10happyone, December 2016ignore
rocketjk's 50-Book scene in 2016 90PaperbackPirate, December 2016ignore
wilsonknut 2016 34wilsonknut, December 2016ignore
si reads in 2016 45si, December 2016ignore
50 Book Challenge 2016 - Books 30westcott, December 2016ignore
bluemeanie11's 50 books in 2016 39bluemeanie11, December 2016ignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)s 50+ in 2016 101Ameise1, December 2016ignore
utbw42's 50 for 2016 21utbw42, December 2016ignore
50 mas o menos 41Marcial87, December 2016ignore
Quinaquisset questing for 50 in 2016 27ronincats, December 2016ignore
Weener's 50-Book Challenge for 2016!! 54weener, December 2016ignore
2016 reading list: retirement year! 20lamplight, December 2016ignore
A Frog Reads: musikfrosch's 50 books in 2016 4Musikfrosch, December 2016ignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2016! 12aya.herron, December 2016ignore
Madcow's "3rd time's a Charm" 2016 50 book Challenge 59Madcow299, December 2016ignore
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2017! 1rachelle-a-tron, December 2016ignore
50 Book Challenge : Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2017! 1rachelle-a-tron, December 2016ignore
SF_fan_mae's 2016 Reading List 12SF_fan_mae, December 2016ignore
2016 2TAir, December 2016ignore
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