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Past Year Reading Challenges

Completed Reading Challenges

2011
Men in Uniform Challenge
Support your Local Library Challenge

2012
Color Coded Reading Challenge
Austen in August (over at CNJ JASNA)

2013
TBR Pile Challenge
Beats of Summer Reading Event
Austen in August Reading Event

2014
Austen in August Reading Event
I Love Library Books Reading Challenge
Mount TBR Reading Challenge
Nora Roberts Reading Challenge

2015
TBR Pile Challenge
Finish the Series Reading Challenge

2017
NYPL Summer Reading Challenge (Post)

Uncompleted Reading Challenges

2016
Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge

2017
Jane Austen Challenge

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