Erin runs these Book Challenges seasonally and I, not having enough challenges to keep myself busy [cough, cough], signed up for this latest round. I just finished up my Great American Read book and have completed the challenge.
Book Challenge by Erin 9.0 - Categories
• 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages:
Babes in the Woods by Ruth Rendell (336 pages) [7/22/18]
• 10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “N”
Nothing Venture by Patricia Wentworth (256 pages) [7/19/18]
• 10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) orange cover
Angels in the Gloom by Anne Perry (337 pages) [8/28/18]
• 15 points: Read a book with an unlikeable character
The Trouble in Hunter Ward by Josephine Bell (201 pages) [7/18/18]
• 20 points: Read a book from the list of 100 books that PBS calls “The Great American Read” (although, they aren’t all by American authors); helpful link: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (this is my reread choice) [9/18/18]
• 20 points: Read a book with something related to water in the title; i.e. ocean, sea, lake, river, waves, etc.
The Boy in the Pool by Camilla R. Bittle (218 pages) [9/16/18]
• 25 points: Read a book you’ve owned the longest but haven’t read yet (or that has been on your goodreads “to read” list the longest, or has been sitting in your kindle the longest)...basically, read a book you’ve been meaning to read the longest but haven’t got to it yet.
The Grub & Stakers Pinch a Poke by Alisa Craig (208 pages)--has been on my TBR stack since at least the late 80s/early 90s [didn't log the purchase date on that one] (9/10/18)
• 30 points: Read a book with an emotion word in the title; i.e. joy, sadness, grief, love, anger, etc. (submitted by Megan)
Time of Terror by Hugh Pentecost (218 pages) [7/20/18]
• 30 points: Read a book (must be at least 2 words in the title) where each word in the title of the book begins with the same letter (submitted by Vinay); examples: Magpie Murders, Gone Girl, Peter Pan, Love’s Labor Lost:
The Terrorists by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö (324 pages) [8/30/18]
• 35 points: Read a book featuring a character who shares your profession or similar one [I'm going for someone who works in an English Department--because MA/PhD Administrative Assistants aren't exactly thick on the ground....]:
The Charles Dickens Murders by Edith Skom (295 pages) [9/15/18]