Thursday, June 1, 2023

Book Challenge by Erin 19.0


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 July 1, 2023 - October 31, 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 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). You will need to join the private group to view (link above).

Initial challenge complete: 8/6/23

My list:
*5 points Freebie--A book at least 200 pages: 
I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison & Isaac Asimov (288 pages) [7/5/23]
Bonus: The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

*10 points Read a book set in Ireland:
The Private Wound by Nicholas Blake (223 pages) [7/25/23]
Bonus: Holding by Graham Norton (9/5/23)

*10 points A book with "birthday," "birth," "day," "fifty," or "fiftieth" in title: 
The Birthday Murder by Lange Lewis (208 pages) [7/3/23]
Bonus: Birthday Party Murder by Leslie Meier (8/27/23)

*15 points Title starts with E or G:
Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott (320 pages) [7/16/23]
Bonus: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

*20 points Book published in 1970s/set in the 1970s:
Ashes to Ashes by Emma Lathen [1971] (256 pages) [8/3/23]
Bonus: Nemesis by Agatha Christie (9/23/23)

*20 points Book inspired by a real event (historical fiction, true crime, etc): Schindler's List (Schindler's Ark) by Thomas Keneally (400 pages) [8/6/23]
Bonus: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry

*25 points Book with animal on cover/in title: 
The Frightened Pigeon by Richard Burke (240 pages) [7/5/23]
Bonus: Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (9/16/23)

*30 points Book with one-word title: 
Juggernaut by Alice Campbell (349 pages) [7/7/23]
Bonus: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (9/25/23)

*30 points Book related to food (cooking, chefs, etc):
The Body in the Cast by Katherine Hall Page (368 pages) [8/1/23]
Bonus: The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell (8/13/23)

*35 points Book on mental health (nonfiction encouraged): 
Bonus: Psycho by Robert Bloch (8/18/23)


Rick Mills said...

I will look into this mini-challenge! BTW Juggernaut is fun! See - Rick

Bev Hankins said...


I hope you do join us. I have a lot of fun with these mini-challenges. I'll check out your review once I read the book.