Saturday, December 3, 2022

Book Challenge by Erin 18.0


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 runs from January 1, 2023 - April 30 2023. You submit your book list prior to beginning the challenge. Exchanges are accepted for the first round, but not in the bonus round (announced later). No books 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 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). You will need to join the private group to view (link above).

Update: Am going to try the Bonus Round again this year. Selections appear under first round books.

My list:
1. (5 points) Freebie (any book at least 200 pages): Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper [252 pages] (1/23/23)
Bonus: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
2. (10 points) Book set in Australia or by Australian author: Wings Above the Diamantina by Arthur W. Upfield [302 pages] (2/3/23)
Bonus: Sabriel by Garth Nix (3/21/23)
3. (10 points) Author goes by three names: The Crimson Clue by George Harmon Coxe [214 pages] (1/30/23)
Bonus: Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (4/14/23)
4. (15 points) Book with "black" or "white" in title: The White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson [214 pages] (1/7/23)
Bonus: The Black Cat Murders by Karen Baugh Menuhin (3/7/23)
5. (20 points) GoodReads award winner from any year: Dead Wake by Erik Larson (3/4/23) (History/Bio Winner 2015) [430 pages]
Bonus: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold (4/4/23)
6. (20 points) Set in small town/rural area: Murder R.F.D. by Leslie Stephan [241 pages] (2/9/23)
Bonus: A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie (3/17/23)
7. (25 pointa) Book with "heart" or "love" in  title: Heart of the Sun by Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski [245 pages] (2/19/23)
8. (30 points) Book starts with first letter of your first name: Bats in the Belfry by E. C. R. Lorac [253 pages] (2/19/23)
Bonus: Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfiled (4/7/23)
9. (30 points) Book with unusual narrator: Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. Obrien [233 pages] (1/1/23)
Bonus: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
10 (35 points) Book with prime number under 1000 in title: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome [315 pages] (2/27/23)
Bonus: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (4/20/23)

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