Saturday, July 2, 2016

Book Challenge by Erin

Found another challenge. It started yesterday, but I saw it just now on someone else's blog. This one runs until October. Sign up and see more details here.

Book Challenge by Erin 5.0
General Rules
First and foremost, have fun. Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome.
  • The challenge will run from July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on July 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on October 31 will count.  (We live in different time zones – follow this according to your own time zone.)
  • Each book must be at least 200 pages long.   Audio books are fine too.
  • A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book, or change the book you originally chose, no worries. 
  • You can read your books in any order you choose.
  • Rereads can be used only once.  If a book you love fits into a category, go ahead and visit it again. Read it in its entirety.  But, only do this once for the challenge.
  • There will be a photo album for each category with links to books chosen.  Please comment on the photo for each of your books when you finish reading them.  (ask for help if you need it)  A comment can include a review, a rating, a recommendation…other readers want to hear what you thought of your choice. 
  • There will be 10 book categories with a possibility of earning 200 points.   That’s 10 books in four months.  For some of you, this will be a BIG challenge; for others it will be easy peasy.  It’s all for fun, remember!
  • Book categories will be posted June 1st to give you time to gather books in preparation. 
  • After the categories are posted, please post a preliminary list to the facebook group page with books of your choice according to their categories on the facebook group page by June 15th (if possible). If you need help with a particular category or want a book suggestion, we as a community of reading enthusiasts can help each other.  (Late entries will still be accepted)
  • Participants can join the challenge at any time.
  • The first three people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the next challenge. The top winner will get a small prize from me!  Plus, everyone who completes the challenge will gets all sorts of recognition and support!
  • Lastly, have fun.  Don't stress. No one is being judged, graded, or penalized. Even if you finish only one book the entire challenge, if you enjoy it and it's an accomplishment for you, then that's awesome.  Wait, I’ve read that somewhere before…Good luck!

·         5 points:  Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages.   The Girl Who Chased the Moon--Sarah Addison Allen

·         10 points:  Read a book that starts with the letter “R”.   A Rose From the Dead--Kate Collins

·         10 points:  Read a book with five words in the title.   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel--Deborah Moggach

·         15 points:  Read a book that has a (mostly) blue cover.  7th Heaven--James Patterson

·         20 points:  (Submitted by Barb; she’s a twin and is a mother to twins.)  Read a book with twins as characters.  Here’s a list that should help.  Fangirl--Rainbow Rowell

·         20 points:  (Submitted by Christina) Read a book from the following list of books made into movies:   Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children--Ransom Riggs

·         25 points:  (Submitted by Stef) Read a book set in a country you have always wanted to visit.   Northanger Abbey--Jane Austen (England)

·         30 points:  (Submitted by Linda) Read a historical fiction book.   The Widow of the South--Robert Hicks

·         30 points:  (Submitted by Ericka)  Read a music related book.  (i.e. a memoir from a musician, singer, band, roadie, producer, groupie, music journalist, etc. OR a fictional book with a lead character that is a musician, music teacher, etc.)   Girl Online--Zoe Sugg

·         35 points:  (Submitted by Ferne) Read a book originally published over 100 years ago.  Villette--Charlotte Bronte

Challenge completed on September 6

1 comment:

  1. Welcome! I've updated my blogger roll call (a post that lists all the bloggers participating). Good luck!