This is my third book challenge of Erin’s and I love them. I’ve mentioned this before, but the things I really love about her challenges include:
– spread out over 4 months so I am not *just* forced into reading challenge books but have enough time to sprinkle in other library holds or books that catch my eye
– interactive facebook group with beautiful photos and thoughts on books
– new: interactive goodreads group!!!
– flexible categories with the ability to change your choice (I’ve done this the other two times…I am an indecisive person!)
– GREAT categories and participants.
Anyway, if you were ever thinking of trying out a book challenge, I would highly recommend this one! I can’t wait to start reading these books on January 1, 2017. My 2017 reading is going to be off to a FANTASTIC start. You can find out more about the challenge HERE.
Here’s my list for Challenge 6.0:
(5 pts) Freebie – read a book that is at least 200 pages long – The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (368 pages) <– this is on hold for me at the library, so it will be my first read of the challenge unless I can’t wait until January to read it and then I’ll add something else in here 🙂
(10 pts) Read a book that starts with the letter “W”: Woman of God by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (400 pages) – it’s been awhile since I read a James Patterson book and my mom highly recommends this one.
(10 pts) Read a book with 6 words in the title: The Lord’s Persuasion of Lady Lydia by Raven McAllan (253 pages) (a Netgalley book that is on my list!!)
(15 pts) Read a book that has a (mostly) green cover: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (343 pages) I’ve heard good things and it seems very green! 😉
(20 pts) Read a book with a homonym in the title: Jellicoe Road AKA On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (419 pages) (homonym: Road/Rode) This has been on my bookshelf for almost a year and I enjoyed Marchetta’s other books so I am excited to give this one a go.
(20 pts) Read a book by your favourite author: The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (503 pages) – I am ashamed to admit that I haven’t read this book yet but I have heard SUCH mixed reviews on it and held off on it for a long time. Need to give it a try though and this is the perfect time for it.
(25 pts) Read a book set in the city/town/state/province/county you live in. Sign of the Cross by Anne Emery (set in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) (329 pages)
(30 pts) Read a “Rory Gilmore” book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1276 pages) this is an ambitious choice and I am thinking of giving it a go on audio it’s 51 hours long!!!! – I’ve always wanted to read it because a university friend LOVED it and I also heard Meredith Schwartz rave about it here and it has really piqued my interest all year.
(30 pts) Read a book from a genre you’ve never (or rarely) read: Red Rising by Pierce Brown (382 pages) (thanks to my 2016 book analytics excel sheet (post coming soon!!), I can accurately say that I rarely read Sci-Fi ;))
(35 pts) Read a book with time-travel: A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux (464 pages) I’ve read a few time-travel books, and part of me was tempted to get further in the Outlander series with this category, but I think a second book by Jude Deveraux will hit the spot.