Monday, May 31, 2021
Book Challenge by Erin 15.0
~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, 2021 to OCTOBER 31, 2021. No books 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 according to your own time zone.)
~Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audio books are fine too.
~Read one book for each category.
~For full details see Erin's page on Facebook (link above).
5 pts Freebie: Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel May (286 p.) [7/5/21]
Bonus Round: Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (8/10/21)
10 pts First word of title starts with "A" (not "A" or "An"): After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson (302 p.) [Also works as Debut] (7/6/21)
Bonus Round: After the Funeral [aka Funerals Are Fatal] by Agatha Christie
10 pts Debut Book: Murder Draws a Line by Willetta Ann Barber & R. F. Schabelitz (333 p) [7/15/21]
Bonus Round: Marion Lane & the Midnight Murder by Tess Amy Willberg
15 pts Book with To, Too, or Two in title: Two-Way Murder by E. C. R. Lorac (237 p) [7/9/21]
Bonus Round: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe [aka The Patriotic Murders] by Agatha Christie [8/17/21]
20 pts Book by a person of color: The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher (316 p) [7/3/21]
Bonus Round: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
20 pts Book with 500+ pages: Giant Mystery Reader by various [edited by Avon Books] (634 p) [7/4/21]
Bonus Round: Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
25 pts Book about a famous woman: The Illusion of Murder by Carol McCleary [about Nellie Bly] (483 p) [7/11/21]
Bonus Round: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict (8/18/21)
30 pts Book with color of the rainbow in title: The Red Right Hand by Joel Townsley Rogers (237 p) [7/10/21]
Bonus Round: A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch (8/12/21)
30 pts Book with song title/lyrics in title: A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (Centenary Edition; 215 p) "A Night to Remember" song by Shalamar (7/14/21)
Bonus Round: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
35 pts Book with girl protagonist/author younger than 15: Trixie Belden & the Mystery Off Glen Road by Julie Campbell (13 yrs old; 282 p)/ [7/5/21]
Bonus Round: Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis (8/21/21)
First Round Complete!