Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fall/Winter Book Challenge

Allison and I are undertaking the Fall/Winter Book Challenge after having so much fun doing the Spring/Summer one. We both agreed it made us read books we wouldn't have normally {some we enjoyed and some we didn't, but hey, that's what made it a challenge}, and we both think this challenge has some more...challenging {ha} topics. Knowing us, it won't be difficult for us to finish, but I still have a few topics I haven't figured out yet - the bottom 2 listed being the most challenging for me.


The categories and points:

5 points: Read a book that has between 100 and 200 pages.  

10 points: Read a debut book by any author. (The book does not have to be a 2015 debut.) 

10 points: Read a book that does not take place in your current country of residence.  

10 points: Read a book that someone else has already used for the challenge. 

15 points: Read a book published under a pseudonym (e.g. Robert Galbraith, Sara Poole, J.D. Robb, Franklin W. Dixon, Mark Twain, etc.).  

15 points: Read a book with “boy,” “girl,” “man” or “woman” in the title (or the plural of these words). 

15 points: Read a book with a one-word title (e.g. Attachments, Americanah, Uglies, Wild, etc.). 

20 points: Read a book with a person’s first and last name in the title (e.g. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle).  

20 points: Read a food-themed book. 

20 points: Read a book with a verb in the title. (For any grammar nerds out there, I mean “verb” in the most general sense, so gerunds count. For non-grammar-inclined people, just use any book that appears to have a verb in the title!) 

30 points: Read two books with the same title (by different authors). 

30 points: Read a nonfiction book and a fiction book about the same subject (e.g. a biography and historical fiction novel about the same person; two books about a specific war or event; a nonfiction book about autism and a novel with a character who has autism, etc. The possibilities are endless!). 

Anyone want to join us?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah! So glad you are my friend. Still laughing at Brent's 'books are for prisoners'. - AP

Kathryn Bagley said...

I won't join you but I can't wait to hear about your progress :) and the one with same titles by different authors sounds interesting!!

Hanna Roach said...

Love the comic!! That's totally me.

Karen Peterson said...

I'm doing it too! So excited!