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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: 2,996 members

Recent members: captainsflat, Ryan_Goeckner, Samad12, si, tammie45, Louquas, jacpam, PastorKimJohnson, Criticalnes, trailrunningbooklovr, ReathaK, PlaidApple, thathikermeg, Margaret2016, mnleona, JessicaT33, otterstamp, ShellyCBuchanan, AnglersRest, direcorgi, seascape, aratiel, Rvn6dlr, pageturner3, leahintexas, Blastarse, jodiesohl, LibrarythingOfficial, ms.gold1, bdoty

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Captainsflat will actually Track in 2019 16captainsflat, Today 9:34amignore
QuestingA's 50 in 2019 24QuestingA, Today 4:53amignore
Corinne's 2019 50 Book Challenge 24Corinne, Yesterday 1:10pmignore
rocketjk's 2019 50-Book Jamboree 51rocketjk, Yesterday 12:38pmignore
jwrudn's 50 Book Challenge for 2019 6jwrudn, Wednesday 9:48pmignore
Tropics' 2019 50 Book Challenge 14tropics, Wednesday 6:12pmignore
2019 50 book challenge - Maybe 60! 19Madcow299, Tuesday 10:31pmignore
Stringcat3 50-Book Challenge 2019 18stringcat3, Tuesday 5:11pmignore
2019 5TAir, Tuesday 3:58pmignore
Frankie's 50 Book/ 15,000 Page Challenge for 2019 šŸ“š 15Frank_the_ThinkTank, Monday 3:42pmignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2019! 6aya.herron, Sunday 8:08pmignore
kgramer 2019 challenge 4kgramer, Sunday 4:40pmignore
glwebb's 2019 books 8glwebb, Saturday 2:32pmignore
Ilithyia will read less Facebook and more real books in 2019! 25Ilithyia, Friday 9:40amignore
50 Book Challenge : Seitherin's 2019 Book Challenge 37seitherin, April 10ignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2019 35Ameise1, April 8ignore
More of CompSki's Books! 316compskibook, April 7ignore
si: Reading in 2019. 7si, April 7ignore
Jean_Sexton and Her 2019 Books 27Jean_Sexton, April 5ignore
PlaidApple: Reading my stash in 2019 12PlaidApple, April 5ignore
arrianarose's 50 Book Challenge: 2019 13arrianarose, April 4ignore
frahealee 2019 50bks or 15,000pgs 20frahealee, April 4ignore
PaperbackPirate reads 43 in '19! 11Copperskye, April 2ignore
clong's 2019 challenge 8clong, April 1ignore
lizaandpaul [paul] 72lizaandpaul, April 1ignore
SF_fan_mae's 2019 50 Book Challenge 5SF_fan_mae, March 31ignore
Belgrade18 50 Book Challenge for 2019 10belgrade18, March 31ignore
2019 - Female Authors Challenge 21asukamaxwell, March 29ignore
readinggeek is ever optimistic!!! 9readinggeek, March 28ignore
utbw42's 50 for 2019 6utbw42, March 25ignore
2019 Reading List for Lamplight 13lamplight, March 23ignore
Wilsonknut 2019 15wilsonknut, March 16ignore
Cynfelyn 2019 7Cynfelyn, March 9ignore
Tammie's 2019 Challenge 4tammie45, March 8ignore
notmyrealname's 50 book challenge for 2019 3notmyrealname, February 24ignore
Quaisior's 2019 50 Book Challenge 1Quaisior, February 20ignore
Angela072015 50 Book Challenge 2019 5Angela072015, February 12ignore
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 2019 9jlshall, February 4ignore
Going for 50 books - Celia Cardun 1celiacardun, February 3ignore
Moniica's 2019 Book Challenge 4Moniica, February 2ignore
PaperbackPirate goes for 42 for 42 in 2018! 41PaperbackPirate, January 26ignore
notmyrealname's 2018 50 book challenge 30notmyrealname, January 22ignore
Perri Applegate's 2019 Challenge 3DrApple, January 22ignore
50 Book Challenge : frahealee first attempt at 15,000 pages 75bryanoz, January 15ignore
arrianarose's 50 book challange for 2018 37arrianarose, January 10ignore
BookDoc16 Reads Again-2019 2rocketjk, January 10ignore
Seidchen's 2019 Books 3rocketjk, January 8ignore
Aratiel's 50 Books in 2018 Challenge Extravaganza 7aratiel, January 8ignore
rplinke new try 13rplinke, January 7ignore
Moniica's 2018 Book Challenge 7Moniica, January 2ignore
52 books in 2019 1Marcial87, January 2ignore
Jean_Sexton and Her 2018 Books 79Jean_Sexton, January 2ignore
Frankie's 50 Book/ 15,000 Page Challenge for 2019 šŸ“š 2PaperbackPirate, January 2ignore
SF_fan_mae's 2018 50 Book Challenge 14SF_fan_mae, January 2ignore
rocketjk, 2018, 50 Books 119laytonwoman3rd, January 1ignore
Frank_the_ThinkTank's 50 Books or 15,000 Pages in 2018 82frahealee, January 1ignore
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2019! 1rachelle-a-tron, January 1ignore
Ilithyia - Books will make everything better in 2018... 63Ilithyia, January 1ignore
50 Book Challenge - Westcott 14westcott, January 1ignore
Corinne's 2018 Book Challenge 39Corinne, December 2018ignore
Wilsonknut 50 Books: 2018 50wilsonknut, December 2018ignore
Marcial87: Let's say 45 in 2018 14Marcial87, December 2018ignore
Leona's 50 book challenge in 2019 1mnleona, December 2018ignore
Madcow "Going for the Three-peat!" 50 Book Challenge 59Madcow299, December 2018ignore
glwebb's 2018 books 54glwebb, December 2018ignore
How many in 2018? 22lamplight, December 2018ignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2018 122Ameise1, December 2018ignore
clong's 50 book challange for 2018 59clong, December 2018ignore
Dee's 50 Book Fairy Tale Retellings šŸ§š 8seascape, December 2018ignore
Dmjohnson12 50 books challenge 23dmjohnson12, December 2018ignore
Tropics' 2018 50 Book Challenge 54tropics, December 2018ignore
Joy's 50 Book Challenge for 2018 41jlshall, December 2018ignore
melsmarsh : challenge for 2018 96melsmarsh, December 2018ignore
50 Book Challenge : Seitherin's 2018 Book Challenge 154seitherin, December 2018ignore
si reads in 2018 50si, December 2018ignore
thathikermeg's 50 Book Challenge 2019 2rocketjk, December 2018ignore
Stringcat3's 2018 50-book challenge 51stringcat3, December 2018ignore
Questinga's 50 for 2018 56QuestingA, December 2018ignore
Sanja's 2018 Challenge 43sanja, December 2018ignore
PlaidApple's 2018: The Year Of Reading More 19PlaidApple, December 2018ignore
52 books for zdufran! 4zdufran, December 2018ignore
utbw42's 50 for 2018 19utbw42, December 2018ignore
kgramer 2018 challenge 12kgramer, December 2018ignore
jwrudn 2018 Book Challenge 13jwrudn, December 2018ignore
AsukaMaxwell's 2018 Book Challenge 5asukamaxwell, November 2018ignore
readinggeek wonders if it's worth it for 2018 20readinggeek, November 2018ignore
2018 8TAir, November 2018ignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2018! 14aya.herron, October 2018ignore
Alobue92 50 book challenge 2018-2019 1alobue92, October 2018ignore
Hi Iā€™m Dee!šŸŒ· 4seascape, September 2018ignore
MarilynBooks 2018 50's Challenge 4aratiel, September 2018ignore
Going for the 50 Book Challenge in 2015 2Jjean7, August 2018ignore
Derek's attempt at 50 11DCavin, August 2018ignore
Pageturner3 Keeps Reading 2pageturner3, August 2018ignore
35 Book Challenge for LeahinTexas (Leah) starts now! 2LeahinTexas, July 2018ignore
Blastarse 50 Book challenge 4rocketjk, July 2018ignore
Second Half... Can't Wait 1Angela072015, July 2018ignore
Weener's 2018 book challenge! 7weener, July 2018ignore
aeludlam 2018 Reading List 1aeludlam, May 2018ignore
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