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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: 2,980 members

Recent members: seascape, aratiel, Rvn6dlr, pageturner3, leahintexas, Blastarse, jodiesohl, LibrarythingOfficial, ms.gold1, bdoty, JohnDeeML, Jolynne, TAir, MihirShah, Franklyn_Azubuike, JanetMcK, cottey88, JennyConnell, rplinke, Angela072015, frahealee, melsmarsh, Devlindusty, Doriknowsbooks, Vinod.Kumar, Nicelot, Belen94, sanja, Frank_the_ThinkTank, BrigidsBlest

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50 Book Challenge : Seitherin's 2018 Book Challenge 122seitherin, Today 9:02pmignore
Sanja's 2018 Challenge 26sanja, Today 7:08pmignore
glwebb's 2018 books 32glwebb, Today 5:06pmignore
Ilithyia - Books will make everything better in 2018... 54Ilithyia, Today 10:30amignore
Aratiel's 50 Books in 2018 Challenge Extravaganza 3rocketjk, Yesterday 10:34pmignore
clong's 50 book challange for 2018 43clong, Monday 11:12amignore
Stringcat3's 2018 50-book challenge 44stringcat3, Monday 2:17amignore
Joy's 50 Book Challenge for 2018 34jlshall, Monday 12:13amignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2018 95Ameise1, Sunday 7:56amignore
si reads in 2018 41si, Sunday 7:00amignore
jwrudn 2018 Book Challenge 12jwrudn, Saturday 7:23pmignore
Alobue92 50 book challenge 2018-2019 1alobue92, Saturday 3:02pmignore
Corinne's 2018 Book Challenge 25Corinne, Saturday 12:38pmignore
rocketjk, 2018, 50 Books 83rocketjk, Thursday 8:50pmignore
Questinga's 50 for 2018 46QuestingA, Wednesday 3:39pmignore
More of CompSki's Books! 302compskibook, October 9ignore
Tropics' 2018 50 Book Challenge 44tropics, October 9ignore
arrianarose's 50 book challange for 2018 28arrianarose, October 9ignore
melsmarsh : challenge for 2018 65melsmarsh, October 9ignore
lizaandpaul [paul] 43lizaandpaul, October 9ignore
kgramer 2018 challenge 10kgramer, October 8ignore
Frank_the_ThinkTank's 50 Books or 15,000 Pages in 2018 64Frank_the_ThinkTank, October 6ignore
Madcow "Going for the Three-peat!" 50 Book Challenge 47Madcow299, October 5ignore
Wilsonknut 50 Books: 2018 22wilsonknut, October 4ignore
50 Book Challenge - Westcott 7westcott, October 2ignore
Jean_Sexton and Her 2018 Books 59Jean_Sexton, October 2ignore
50 Book Challenge : frahealee first attempt at 15,000 pages 50frahealee, October 1ignore
SF_fan_mae's 2018 50 Book Challenge 11SF_fan_mae, September 30ignore
PaperbackPirate goes for 42 for 42 in 2018! 28PaperbackPirate, September 29ignore
utbw42's 50 for 2018 17utbw42, September 28ignore
notmyrealname's 2018 50 book challenge 25notmyrealname, September 28ignore
How many in 2018? 19lamplight, September 27ignore
readinggeek wonders if it's worth it for 2018 16readinggeek, September 16ignore
Hi I’m Dee!🌷 4seascape, September 13ignore
rplinke new try 7rplinke, September 12ignore
MarilynBooks 2018 50's Challenge 4aratiel, September 6ignore
PlaidApple's 2018: The Year Of Reading More 14PlaidApple, September 2ignore
Going for the 50 Book Challenge in 2015 2Jjean7, August 30ignore
AsukaMaxwell's 2018 Book Challenge 4asukamaxwell, August 16ignore
Derek's attempt at 50 11DCavin, August 14ignore
2018 7TAir, August 8ignore
Pageturner3 Keeps Reading 2pageturner3, August 8ignore
35 Book Challenge for LeahinTexas (Leah) starts now! 2LeahinTexas, July 22ignore
Blastarse 50 Book challenge 4rocketjk, July 21ignore
Marcial87: Let's say 45 in 2018 10Marcial87, July 18ignore
Second Half... Can't Wait 1Angela072015, July 9ignore
Weener's 2018 book challenge! 7weener, July 5ignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2018! 13aya.herron, July 4ignore
Moniica's 2018 Book Challenge 4Moniica, June 9ignore
aeludlam 2018 Reading List 1aeludlam, May 29ignore
Angela072015 50 book challenge 2018 4Angela072015, May 28ignore
50 book challenge 1DeanieG, May 27ignore
JohnDeeML 50 Books 2018 1JohnDeeML, May 18ignore
Back in the saddle again 2017 11usnmm2, May 2ignore
marieatbookchatter 25marieatbookchatter, April 20ignore
Jolynne 3Jolynne, April 3ignore
Jolynne 1Jolynne, April 3ignore
lizaandpaul [paul] 360lizaandpaul, February 17ignore
Dudnoman's 50 book challenge 10dudnoman, February 13ignore
Cynfelyn 2018 2rocketjk, January 26ignore
NduguSune - okay - lets read! 5NduguSune, January 21ignore
DrApple’s 2018 50 Book Challenge 1DrApple, January 20ignore
Advice Needed 4DrApple, January 20ignore
Arrianarose goes for 50 in 2017 16arrianarose, January 18ignore
Sara's 50 in 2017 36saras.library, January 17ignore
PageTurner3 Challenge For 2018 3pageturner3, January 14ignore
Paperback Pirate is reading 43 again! 36PaperbackPirate, January 14ignore
cottey88 2frahealee, January 13ignore
I will give it a try 2frahealee, January 13ignore
Seidchen's 2018 Books 3Frank_the_ThinkTank, January 13ignore
BookDoc16's 2018 Challenge List 2PaperbackPirate, January 13ignore
Madcow "We goin back to back" 2017 50 book challenge 75Madcow299, January 6ignore
rocketjk's 2017 50-Book adventures 100rocketjk, January 6ignore
Joy's 50 Book Challenge for 2017 33jlshall, January 4ignore
Notmyrealname's 50 for 2017 28notmyrealname, January 3ignore
Corinne's 2017 Book Challenge 30Corinne, January 3ignore
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2017! 10aya.herron, January 2ignore
It's 41 in 2017 28PaperbackPirate, January 2ignore
clong's 50 book challenge for 2017 51clong, January 1ignore
2017 3TAir, January 1ignore
wilsonknut 2017 50wilsonknut, December 2017ignore
Seitherin's 2017 Book Challenge 121seitherin, December 2017ignore
50 Book Challenge : Jean_Sexton and her 2017 books 56Jean_Sexton, December 2017ignore
Dmjohnson12 50 books challenge 22dmjohnson12, December 2017ignore
glwebb's 2017 books 55glwebb, December 2017ignore
DrApple Will Reach the Goal This Year! 2DrApple, December 2017ignore
Questinga's 50 for 2017 56QuestingA, December 2017ignore
utbw42's 50 for 2017 26johnsimpson, December 2017ignore
freelunch | 36 books in 2017 14freelunch, December 2017ignore
SF_fan_mae's 2017 50-Book Challenge 15SF_fan_mae, December 2017ignore
Stringcat3's 2017 50-book challenge 46stringcat3, December 2017ignore
Westcott's 2017 29westcott, December 2017ignore
Ilithyia in 2017 - Reading reduces stress! 65Ilithyia, December 2017ignore
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2017 114PaperbackPirate, December 2017ignore
si reads in 2017 49si, December 2017ignore
Weener's 2017 50-book challenge!! 16weener, December 2017ignore
Trying it again. 17lamplight, December 2017ignore
Pageturner3 Keeps Reading 2pageturner3, December 2017ignore
Belen94 1Belen94, December 2017ignore
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