Friday, May 31, 2019

Book challenge by Erin 11.0

Basic 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, 2019 to OCTOBER 31, 2019. 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.

For full details: Join the Book Challenge by Erin Facebook Page. 

Here are this round's categories and my selections:
Update 9/13/19: For the first time, I'm going to see how many bonus round books I can get done. Bonus books are listed second.

• 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages: 
Death of a Fool by Ngaio Marsh (7/7/19)
Let's Kill George by Lucy Cores (10/1/19)

• 10 points: Read a book that starts with “F” :  
Family Affair by Ione Sandberg Shriber (8/6/19)
False Scent by Ngaio Marsh (9/15/19)

• 10 points: Read a book with one of the following words in the title: rain(s), thunder, lightning, or monsoon: 
A Hard Rain by Dean Wesley Smith (7/31/19)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan [chosen by many fellow challengers](10/15/19)

• 15 points: Read a book with a picture of a building (i.e. a house, a castle, a school, a hospital, etc.) on the cover:  
Tenant for the Tomb by Anthony Gilbert (7/28/19)
The House on Downshire Hill by Guy Fraser-Sampson (9/24/19)

• 20 points: Read a book that the published author uses an initial in his/her name 
Murder in the Maze by J.J. Connington (8/10/19)
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe [chosen by Lisa Buchart](10/16/19)

• 20 points: Read a book with an article of clothing or accessory in the title 
The Spanish Cape Mystery by Ellery Queen (8/28/19)
 The Dutch Shoe Mystery by Ellery Queen [chosen by Debdatta D. Sahay] (10/13/19)

• 25 points: (in honour of our co-admin) – Read a book set in India 
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster (7/21/19)
The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall (10/22/19)

• 30 points: (selected by Lyndsay L.) – Read a book that has won or been short-listed for the Booker Prize:  
His Bloody Project by Graem Macrae Burnet (9/11/19)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [chosen by several fellow challengers] (10/4/19)

• 30 points: (selected by Deborah D.) – Read a book about a human with superpowers or supernatural powers: 
The Holmes-Dracula File by Fred Saberhagen (9/4/19)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North [chosen by Teach Sauer & Carly Friedman] (9/27/19)

• 35 points: (selected by Lorraine J.) – Read a book that has the same title as another book in a different genre:  
 Black Aura by John Sladek (mystery) [shares title with Black Aura by Leia Kiuski (fantasy)] (9/9/19)
The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie/Charles Osborne (mystery) [shares title with The Unexpected Guest by Elizabeth Black (erotica)] (10/17/19)

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