Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book Challenge by Erin 8.0

The Book Challenge by Erin 8.0 will run from JANUARY 1, 2018 to APRIL 30, 2018. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on January 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on April 30 will count. (We live in different time zones – follow this according to your own time zone.) Full details at the Facebook link.

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. 

Here is my tentative book list.

·      5 points:  Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages
         A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh [284 pages] (1/7/18)

·      10 points:  Read a book that starts with the letter “L”
         Lament for a Lady Laird by Margot Arnold [224 pages] (2/3/18)

·      10 points:  Read a book that has a (mostly) red cover [345 pages]
        Red Warning by Virgil Markham (1/25/18)
·     15 points:  Read a book with a character’s name in the title (i.e. Jane Eyre, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, We Need to Talk about Kevin, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Harry Potter books, etc.)
       About the Murder of Geraldine Foster by Anthony Abbot [280 pages] (3/22/18)
     20 points:  Read a book from this list: Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books with Plot Twists (who doesn’t love a good plot twist??)
      The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) [455 pages] (2/28/18)

     20 points:  Read a book with the words “house” or “home” in the title
       Another Woman's House by Mignon G. Eberhart [215 pages] (2/10/18)

     25 points:  Read a book by an author whose first and last name begins with the same letter (i.e. Cassandra Clare, Melina Marchetta, Ransom Riggs, Chris Cleave, etc.)
       The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ripper Legacy by David Stuart Davies [224 pages] (2/16/18)

     30 points:  Read a book that was originally published in a different language than your own (submitted by Kirsten)
       Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas (French) [256 pages] (3/4/18)

     30 points:  Read a book where most of the action takes place on a form of transportation i.e. bus, boat, car, plane, etc. (submitted by Bev)
       LIfe on the Mississippi by Mark Twain [447 pages] (3/10/18)

    35 points:  Read a book with a character that suffers from a debilitating physical illness  (submitted by Amber C.)
       The Odor of Violets by Bayard Kendrick [238 pages; lead detective was blinded by gas in World War I] (2/27/18)

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