scattershelves avi

One of my best creation, methinks.  It is being run in GR group (here) utilising the shelves features of GR; the basics are:

Adapted from Scattergories where objective of game is to name objects within a set of categories, given an initial letter, within a time limit.


The Objective:
To read books within a set of Shelves and / or categories, given an initial letter of any word* in title or author’s name.

*excluding A, An, The

The Period:
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
BUT a grace of one (1) additional month for December card only (ie. December card can be read up til January 31, 2015)

The Play:
1. A monthly “Card” will be announced which consist of 12 shelves and 12 categories.

2. Card and Letter will be announced on 15th day of previous month. For example, if today is 15th February, March Card & Letter will be announced

3. Book must have the month’s letter as first letter of either any word in title (including subtitle but excluding series title, A, An, and The) OR author’s name (either first, middle, or last –if author uses initials only, these are also acceptable as it is still the first letter of his/her ‘name’ whatever it is)

4. You may read immediately upon announcement of Cards EXCEPT for January card which you may only start reading at official game starting period, 1 January 2014.

5. You must read a unique book per shelf (ie. a book CANNOT be claimed for more than 1 shelf).

6. A book may used to claim for up to 3 Categories within a month’s card (ie. you can read 1 book to meet 3 Categories but these Categories will have to be on same card that is you can’t crossover between months)

7. Book may crossover between shelf and categories on the month’s card

8. Book cannot crossover between different months (ie. you cannot claim a book on a February Shelf and March Category)

In Summary: 1 book can be read for a maximum of 1 Shelf and 3 Categories of the month’s card.

9. Following Scattegories: Q, U, V, X, Y, and Z are excluded (ie. these will never be drawn as Letter of Month)

10. A Shelf maybe skipped BUT only one Shelf per Card up to a maximum of 6 shelves for the whole game.

11. A Category maybe skipped BUT only 2 Categories per Card up to a maximum of 12 unique Categories for the whole game. Note: categories are repeated throughout the game so you can only skip a Category once (ie. you cannot skip the same Category more than once).

12. And just to clarify:
*there is no page number limitation;
*honesty system (as always);
*have FUN (don’t let this scare you in any way, do as much or as little as you like -plan as MUCH as you’d love to then read only as you can manage whilst still having loads of fun)

The Finish:
You will have read books for required shelves and categories which will be a minimum of 138 books.


1. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – Read 12-May
2. Winnie the Pooh by A. A.Milne – Read 24-Jan
3. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
4 The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl #2) by Eoin Colfer
5. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
6. Green Eggs And Ham by Dr. Seuss – Read 3-Jan (My blurb)
7. Laskar Pelangi by Andrea Hirata – Read 16-Jan (My blurb)
8. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
9. The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard – Read 6-Jan (My blurb)
10. Someone by Alice McDermott – Read 4-June
11. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
12. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle


            1. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
            2. To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
            3. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins – Read 19-Jun
            4. Frosbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
            5. The Dark (Guardians of Time #2) by Marianne Curley 
            6. Lexicon by Max Barry
            7. Marathon Man by William Goldman
            8. Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead – Read 29-May
            9. The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott
            10. The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend by Jennifer Skiff
            11. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater – Read 10-Apr
            12. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Dr Seuss – Read 9-Jun


  1. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  2. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  3. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  4. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  5. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  6. Forge (Seeds of America #2) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  7. Shakespeare’s Christmas by Charlaine Harris
  8. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss –Read 14-Jun
  9. Clarity by Kim Harrington
  10. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  11. Cigars of the Pharaoh by Herge – Read 13-Jun
  12. The Host by Stephanie Meyer / A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern


1. Die For Me by Amy Plum
2. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
3. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
4. Tinkers by Paul Harding
5. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
6. The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
7. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
8. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
9. Revived by Cat Patrick
10. Jurrasic Park by Michael Crichton
11. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick
12. Prodigy by Marie Lu


  1. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  2. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
  3. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  4. The Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss – Read 13-Jun
  5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  6. Seriously I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
  7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Read 17-May
  8. It by Stephen King
  9. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  10. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – Read 03-Jul
  11. The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by John Joseph Adams et al
  12. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris


1. The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
2. The Twits by Roald Dahl
3. The Rrestless Dead by Deborah Noyes et al
4. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
5. Bundori by Laura Joh Rowland –Read 06/21
6. Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
7. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
8. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
9. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
10. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
11. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
12. The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead –Read 06/06


1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde  –Read 07/06
3. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
6. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
7. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
8. Fanny Hill by John Cleland –Read 06/23
9. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
10. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen –Read 06/30
11. The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud –Read 07/07
12. Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier


January: 6/12

February: 4/12

March: 2/12

April: 0/12

May: 3/12

June: 2/12

July: 4/12

Total: 21/144

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