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?


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!