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Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
Rules for the Fall/Winter Task Challenge:

1. This challenge will start March 8th 2011 (12:01 am EST) and will end at 11:59 pm on August 27th 2011.

2. All books read during the challenge dates March through August) can count towards tasks. So, if you join in June, anything you read that FITS a task can count towards the challenge as long as you read it AFTER September 7th. If you are less than half way through a book BEFORE the challenge starts, you can use it for the challenge. If you are over the halfway point, you cannot use it for the challenge.

3. Books can only be used for one category. You can only do a task one time.

4. Re-reads are fine, except where stated otherwise.

5. All books should be over 150 pages unless otherwise stated. If you read a book that is not quite 150 pages, please make sure that it for a lower point task and you are only able to read an "under 150 pages book" once. Please get an "ok" from me before you try and count an "under 150 pages book" for a task.

6. To claim your points, you must post completed tasks in the "Leaderboard & Completed Tasks" thread. Please include the title, author, the task it was for, and your total number of points to date. DO NOT UPDATE YOUR TASK LIST. That is just for your records only. We WILL NOT be checking those anymore.

7. If you have any doubts as to whether a book fits a particular challenge, please feel free to ask.

8. Above all, remember this challenge is supposed to be FUN, a good way to tackle some of your TBR list, and to expand your horizons.

9. Those who finish the challenge will be able to pick a category for the Fall/Winter challenge 2011-2012.

Also, feel free to post your task lists here to keep track of them for your own personal reference or to see what others are reading for a particular task. Points cannot be claimed in this thread. I will NOT be checking it for updates to your points.


message 2: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (last edited Mar 07, 2011 10:09AM) (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
Task List:


5 points:

1. Luck of The Irish <: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, read a book with a green cover OR the word luck(or variation—lucky, luckiest, luckier) in it.

2. Debutantes: Read book written by a debut author from the past 5 years (fiction or non-fiction).

3. Sights of the Seasons : Read a book that has a cover that embodies something that you love about either spring or the summer. For example, in the spring I love that the flowers are blooming again so I might read a book that has flowers on the cover. In the summer I love traveling so I might read a book with an airplane or a suitcase on the front.

4. Spring Cleaning: Read a book that has been on your shelf for more than 2 years and has remained unread.

5. : Go to your Goodreads homepage. Click on "My Books" at the top. Scroll down and look under the bookshelves feature until you see "Tools" on the left hand side. Click on "Most Read Authors." Read a book from one of the authors listed as your most read authors.

6. New Beginnings : Read the first book in a series you've never read before.

7. Choose Your Friends Wisely : Go to the "Friends tab" on Goodreads. Click on "Popular Books". Choose a book from this list to read. If you currently have no Goodreads friends, feel free to add the moderators or any of the other challenge participants. We are all very friendly!

8. You Haven't Read This? : Read a book that everybody has been telling you to read (or that you keep seeing everyone talking about) but you haven't read or a book that has had people say, "Oh my gosh. You haven't read that yet?" For me, that would be Harry Potter. EVERYONE keeps yelling at me for not reading it!


10 Points

1. National Poetry Month: National Poetry Month is every April. Read a book of poetry or a novel in verse.

2. Blockbusters : Read a book to movie adaptation that is going to be released in Spring/Summer.

3. Just the Two of Us : April is Couples Appreciation Month. Read a book that has two people on the cover. It's ok if they are just faces..but it needs to be apparent that it is two people.

4. Earth Day : In honor of this April holiday, read a book that in some way deals with nature or the earth. (could be about an environmental issue, a book about "green living", a book where the main character is in the wilderness or in some way deals with nature. There are lots of options as long as you can explain why it deals with nature.

5. Two Sides to Every Story : Read a book that has chapters told from more than one person's perspective.

6. Arts & Crafts Hour : March is National Craft Month. Read a non-fiction book about an art/craft you enjoy or wanted to learn about OR read a book with the name of a type of art or craft, a technique or a tool required in a craft (examples—weave, draw, knit, sew, stitch, thread, needle, paint, weave, string, pattern, scissors, pen)

7. Oh, Canada : Canada Day is July 1st. Read a book set in Canada or written by a Canadian Author.

8. Must Read Books : Read a book of your choice off the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die. To claim your points, mention whether or not you think it deserves to be on that list. http://www.listology.com/list/1001-bo...

15 Points:

1. Bridging the Gap: Read a book off any of the ALA Alex Award lists from this year or any previous year (winners or nominees). The Alex Awards are books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yal...

2. Iconic Images: Read a book that has an iconic image on the cover (place--Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, Hollywood sign or Hollywood Stars, Golden Gate Bridge,etc. Scene—Trade Towers on 9/11,Symbols – McDonalds Arches, Mickey Mouse ears, Apple symbol )

3. Couch Potato: Read a book similar to one of your favorite tv shows or TV Channels. If you like Gossip Girl, you might read a book about high society teens or some other teen drama. If you like watching CSI, you might read a book that has some sort of crime solving. If you tend to watch a channel rather a specific show, you can read something similar. For example, if you read HGTV you could read a non-fiction book about home remodeling. If you watch the History Channel, you could read a book about a historical event or something. To claim your points, you need to state the show you are using and give a sentence or two for why it is related to the show.

4. Pulitzer Prize List: The first Pulitzer Prize was awarded on June 4, 1917. In honor of this, read a book that was either a winner or a finalist from any category (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.). http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat Note: In the earlier years the award was under "Novel" and then they renamed it "Fiction"

5. Medieval Times— Read a book either written during this time period, a historical fiction novel set during this time or a non-fiction book about an event or issue that took place during this time. For our purposes, the time period is going to be anywhere from the 5th to the 15th century.

6. The Feminine Mystique: Mary Wollstonecraft was born April 27 1759 and was an early advocate for women's rights that helped pave the way for feminists like Betty Friedan to write such books about feminism. Read a non-fiction book about women's rights/feminism OR read a fiction book that deals with women's rights in some way. http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/f...

7. Justice League: Read a fiction book that deals with some sort of social injustice (racism, equality rights, oppression, sexism, classism, etc).

8. This Day in History: Use this website (http://www.historyorb.com/on-this-day... ) and find your birthday. Find something on the list of interest to you and read something related to it. For example, on my birthday--October 15th-- World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany. I could read a historical fiction book about her or a book about a woman spy.


message 3: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (last edited Mar 07, 2011 10:11AM) (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
20 Points:

1. Group Read : Read a past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.

2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner's Task (Erin): Read a book that has a color in the title (The Color Purple, White Fang, A Clockwork Orange) AND read a book with a cover of the same color.

25 Points:

1. Read and Review: Book reviews from non-professionals reviewers (ie. not writing for a major publication or getting paid) are on the rise. Book bloggers have become an important resource for readers to go for book recommendations. Read a book based on a review from a book blogger AND read a book based on a review from a major publication (NY Times reviews,Bookmarks magazine etc.). If you don't know any book blogs, check out TB&TB ( www.brokeandbookish.blogspot.com ) or ask me what type of books you like to read and I can give you a good list of blogs.

2. Delving Into a Genre: We all know the basic genres in literature but let's explore some sub-genres that have become increasingly popular. Pick two DIFFERENT subgenres to explore and read a book that fits each. (I'll be creating an extensive list for each)

A. Magical Realism- Magical realism is when magical elements or illogical scenarios appear in an otherwise realistic or even "normal" setting. The types of books that use the most of this theme are fantasy, supernatural,and literary books. -- Love in the Time of Cholera, The House of the Spirits, Like Water For Chocolate, etc.

B. Steampunk-is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction Steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them. IE. The Wind Up Girl, Leviathan, Boneshaker, Soulless.

C. Cyberpunk-a science fiction genre noted for its focus on "high tech and low life." It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. (Asimov's Foundation, Dune, Little Brother, The Hunger Games, Snow Crash, Neuroromancer,

D. Alternate History- Alternate history or alternative history is a subgenre of speculative fiction (or science fiction) and historical fiction that is set in a world in which history has diverged from the actual history of the world. Alternate history literature asks the question, "What if history had developed differently?" Most works in this genre are based on real historical events, yet feature social, geopolitical, or industrial circumstances that developed differently than our own. (The Man in the High Castle, Watchmen, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Yiddish Policeman's Union)

E. Apocalypitc/ Post Apocalyptic -Apocalyptic fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of civilization due to a catastrophe such as nuclear warfare, pandemic, impact event, cybernetic revolt, Technological Singularity, Dysgenics, supernatural phenomena, Ecological disaster, resource depletion or some other general disaster. Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster. The time frame may be immediately after the catastrophe, focusing on the travails or psychology of survivors, or considerably later. (The Road, I am Legend, Oryx and Crake, The Last Man, Blindness.

F. Southern Gothic- a subgenre of gothic fiction unique to American literature that takes place exclusively in the American South. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern...


3. It's a Mad, Mad World: Sometimes the scariest worlds in books are the ones that are more realistic. Utopian and dystopian societies are.. Read a utopian novel AND a dystopian novel. (Will be adding an extensive list of examples)

4. Marathon Reader: In honor of the Boston Marathon, read a book with over 500+ pages.

5. Two Become One : For this challenge you are going to read two books—whatever you want. The caveat—the two books need to form a proper sentence. For example you might read "This Is Where I Leave You" and "Two Alone" by Sandra Brown as it makes the sentence – "This is where I leave you two alone" or you could read "I Am The Messenger" and "In a Sunburned Country" as it makes the sentence "I am the messenger in a sunburned country." It can be zany and nonsensical but it has to be a proper sentence.

6. Past and Present Reading : Read a book with a verb in the present and then read another book with that same verb but in the past tense.

7. Obey Thy Mother and Father: In honor of both Mother's Day and Father's Day—read a book dealing with child/mother relationship AND a child/father relationship.

8. Take A Vacation : For this task, we are going to build a vacation. Use this (http://www.random.org/dice/) to roll the die to see what you get. Set the die to roll 2 die at a time. For this first book, you will need to read a book set on that continent. The next roll will decide what kinds of things you will be doing on your vacation. You can only roll once.

Use this to roll the die:

Location:

1. North America-
2. South America-
3. Africa
4. Asia
5. Australia
6. Europe

1. History & Culture— Your vacation is all about experiencing the culture and history of a foreign land. Read a book that revolves around an important historical event or person or read a non-fiction book about anything history/culture related.
2. Cruise – Your vacation is all about having a nautical adventure. Read a book that mostly takes place on the water.
3. Romantic— Your vacation is all about having a romantic getaway. Read a book that is considered a "love story" or a romance.
4. Thrillseeker/Adventure – Your vacation is all about having an adventure. Read a book where the main character has some sort of planned/unplanned adventure or read an adventure novel.
5. Foodie Vacation—Your vacation is all about immersing yourself in the food and drink of the country you are in. Read a book where food is a central theme to the book –fiction or non-fiction.
6. Volunteer Work – Your vacation is all about experiencing another culture by helping its people. Read a book about somebody who is doing some sort of humanitarian work/missions work in a foreign country.


message 4: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (last edited Mar 07, 2011 03:54PM) (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
Tentative Task List:

5 points:

1. Luck of The Irish: Lucky by Alice Sebold

2. Debutantes: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

3. Sights of the Seasons :

4. Spring Cleaning: Snow FLower and the Secret Fan -- Lisa See

5. Most Read Authors: Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson

6. New Beginnings : Delirium by Lauren Oliver

7. Choose Your Friends Wisely : Shiver my Maggie Stiefvater

8. You Haven't Read This? : Harry Potter by JK Rowling

10 Points

1. National Poetry Month: Glass by Ellen Hopkins

2. Blockbusters : Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

3. Just the Two of Us : April is Couples Appreciation Month. Read a book that has two people on the cover. It's ok if they are just faces..but it needs to be apparent that it is two people.

4. Earth Day : In honor of this April holiday, read a book that in some way deals with nature or the earth. (could be about an environmental issue, a book about "green living", a book where the main character is in the wilderness or in some way deals with nature. There are lots of options as long as you can explain why it deals with nature.

5. Two Sides to Every Story : Read a book that has chapters told from more than one person's perspective.

6. Arts & Crafts Hour : March is National Craft Month. Read a non-fiction book about an art/craft you enjoy or wanted to learn about OR read a book with the name of a type of art or craft, a technique or a tool required in a craft (examples—weave, draw, knit, sew, stitch, thread, needle, paint, weave, string, pattern, scissors, pen)

7. Oh, Canada : Canada Day is July 1st. Read a book set in Canada or written by a Canadian Author.

8. Must Read Books : Read a book of your choice off the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die. To claim your points, mention whether or not you think it deserves to be on that list. http://www.listology.com/list/1001-books...

15 Points:

1. Bridging the Gap: Read a book off any of the ALA Alex Award lists from this year or any previous year (winners or nominees). The Alex Awards are books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/...

2. Iconic Images: Read a book that has an iconic image on the cover (place--Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, Hollywood sign or Hollywood Stars, Golden Gate Bridge,etc. Scene—Trade Towers on 9/11,Symbols – McDonalds Arches, Mickey Mouse ears, Apple symbol )

3. Couch Potato: Read a book similar to one of your favorite tv shows or TV Channels. If you like Gossip Girl, you might read a book about high society teens or some other teen drama. If you like watching CSI, you might read a book that has some sort of crime solving. If you tend to watch a channel rather a specific show, you can read something similar. For example, if you read HGTV you could read a non-fiction book about home remodeling. If you watch the History Channel, you could read a book about a historical event or something. To claim your points, you need to state the show you are using and give a sentence or two for why it is related to the show.

4. Pulitzer Prize List: The first Pulitzer Prize was awarded on June 4, 1917. In honor of this, read a book that was either a winner or a finalist from any category (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.). http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat Note: In the earlier years the award was under "Novel" and then they renamed it "Fiction"

5. Medieval Times— Read a book either written during this time period, a historical fiction novel set during this time or a non-fiction book about an event or issue that took place during this time. For our purposes, the time period is going to be anywhere from the 5th to the 15th century.

6. The Feminine Mystique: Mary Wollstonecraft was born April 27 1759 and was an early advocate for women's rights that helped pave the way for feminists like Betty Friedan to write such books about feminism. Read a non-fiction book about women's rights/feminism OR read a fiction book that deals with women's rights in some way. http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/femi...

7. Justice League: Read a fiction book that deals with some sort of social injustice (racism, equality rights, oppression, sexism, classism, etc).

8. This Day in History: Use this website (http://www.historyorb.com/on-this-day.ph... ) and find your birthday. Find something on the list of interest to you and read something related to it. For example, on my birthday--October 15th-- World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany. I could read a historical fiction book about her or a book about a woman spy.


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message 6: by Bianca (last edited Mar 23, 2011 11:00PM) (new)

Bianca | 251 comments Task List

5 points:

1. Luck of The Irish <:
2. Debutantes:
3. Sights of the Seasons
4. Spring Cleaning:
5. :
6. New Beginnings : Hush ,Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick (Finished)
7. Choose Your Friends Wisely :
8. You Haven't Read This? :

10 Points

1. National Poetry Month:
2. Blockbusters :
3. Just the Two of Us : Rich and Mad by William Nicholson (Finished)
4. Earth Day :
5. Two Sides to Every Story :
6. Arts & Crafts Hour :
7. Oh, Canada :
8. Must Read Books :

15 Points:

1. Bridging the Gap:
2. Iconic Images:
3. Couch Potato: Insatiable By Meg Cabot (Finished)
4. Pulitzer Prize List:
5. Medieval Times—
6. The Feminine Mystique:
7. Justice League:
8. This Day in History:

20 Points:

1. Group Read :
2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner's Task (Erin):

25 Points:

1. Read and Review:
2. Delving Into a Genre:
3. It's a Mad, Mad World:
4. Marathon Reader:
5. Two Become One :
6. Past and Present Reading :
7. Obey Thy Mother and Father:
8. Take A Vacation :


message 7: by Jen (last edited Mar 09, 2011 08:39PM) (new)

Jen (wishesandwanderlust) | 696 comments My task list (far from completed):

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...


message 8: by Megan (last edited Mar 09, 2011 12:56PM) (new)

Megan | 177 comments Task list- https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...
Super excited!! This will be my first challenge.


message 9: by Rachel (last edited Mar 08, 2011 12:05AM) (new)

Rachel (rachelsherman) | 59 comments Rachel S.

My Task List,

(Only a small handful to figure out yet.)


message 10: by Jules (last edited Mar 29, 2011 05:37AM) (new)

Jules (randomisedhabit) | 123 comments 30 points

5.1 Luck of the Irish: Inkspell or Luck in the Shadows
5.2 Debutantes: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
5.3 Sights of the Seasons: Robinson Crusoe (beach)
5.4 Spring Cleaning: The Name of the Rose
5.5 Most Read Authors: Dance Dance Dance or The Pale Horseman
5.6 New Beginnings: The Last Kingdom
5.7 Choose Your Friends Wisely: Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
5.8 You Haven't Read This? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

10.1 National Poetry Month: Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot
10.2 Blockbusters: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
10.3 Just the Two of Us: TBA
10.4 Earth Day: The Swarm
10.5 Two Sides to Every Story: Good Omens
10.6 Arts & Crafts Hour: TBA
10.7 Oh, Canada: The Handmaid's Tale
10.8 Must-Read Books: Lady Chatterley's Lover

15.1 Bridging the Gap: The Time Traveler's Wife
15.2 Iconic Images: Voices from Dickens' London (St Paul's)
15.3 Couch Potato: The Once and Future King (BBC's Merlin)
15.4 Pulitzer Prize List: The Shipping News (1994 winner)
15.5 Medieval Times: Le Morte d'Arthur
15.6 The Feminine Mystique: A Room of One's Own, The Awakening or The Bell Jar
15.7 Justice League: North and South
15.8 This Day in History: TBA

20.1 Group Read: The Secret Garden
20.2 Erin's Task: Born on a Blue Day and The History of Science Fiction

25.1 Read and Review: Never Let Me Go (TB&TB, Jan 9, 2011) and Man in the Dark (NY Times, Sept 21, 2008)
25.2 Delving into a Genre: E - The Passage and F - Living Dead in Dallas
25.3 It's a Mad, Mad World: A Modern Utopia (utopia) and Brave New World (dystopia)
25.4 Marathon Reader: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
25.5 Two Become One: Anna Karenina, Everything Is Illuminated!
25.6 Present and Past Tense: Tender Is the Night and When I Was Five I Killed Myself
25.7 Obey Thy Mother and Father: A Child Called "It" or Little Women or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Inkheart
25.8 Take a Vacation: The Tender Bar (North America) and The Odyssey (cruise)


message 11: by Kelly A. (last edited Mar 07, 2011 05:22PM) (new)

Kelly A. | 499 comments My task list:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...

Not yet completed..


message 12: by Lauren (last edited Apr 16, 2011 01:54PM) (new)

Lauren (misslaurenwilk) | 425 comments Lauren's Task List! :)

5 Points
1. Luck of the Irish: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
2. Debutantes: Wake by Lisa McMann
3. Sights of the Seasons: Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
4. Spring Cleaning: Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
5. Most Read Authors: Specials by Scott Westerfeld
6. New Beginnings: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
7. Choose Your Friends Wisely: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
8. You Haven't Read This: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

10 Points
1. National Poetry Month: Sold by Patricia McCormick
2. Blockbusters: Beastly by Alex Flinn
3. Just the Two of Us: Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
4. Earth Day: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
5. Two Sides to Every Story: Captive Bride by Bonnie Dee
6. Arts & Crafts Hour: Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar
7. Oh, Canada: The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
8. Must Read Books: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

15 Points
1. Bridging the Gap: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
2. Iconic Images: The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
3. Couch Potato: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
4. Pulitzer Prize List: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
5. Medieval Times: Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir
6. The Feminine Mystique: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
7. Justice League: Matched by Allie Condie
8. This Day in History: The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith H. Beer and Susan Dworkin

20 Points
1. Group Read: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Erin's Task: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison & Trapped by Michael Northrop

25 Points
1. Read & Review: Kindred by Tammar Stein (review from Presenting Lenore) & If I Stay by Gayle Forman (review from EW)
2. Delving Into a Genre: Feed by M.T. Anderson (cyberpunk) & The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell (post-apocalyptic)
3. It's a Mad, Mad World: Wither by Lauren DeStefano (dystopian) & Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (utopian)
4. Marathon Reader: The Passage by Justin Cronin
5. Two Become One: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston & Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen
6. Past & Present Reading: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho & Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep by Siba Shakib
7. Obey Thy Mother & Thy Father: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua (child/mother) & The Mascot by Mark Kurzem (child/father)
8. Take a Vacation: Stolen by Lucy Christopher & Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Total Points: 165
Books Finished: 19
Tasks Completed: 15


message 13: by Samantha (last edited Mar 07, 2011 03:14PM) (new)

Samantha (SamHanson) | 173 comments Yay! Here's the link for my task list: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...

Still working on it


message 14: by David (last edited Aug 10, 2011 01:58PM) (new)

David (CanadianDave) | 231 comments Here's my list. It's not predetermined, but I'll fill it in as I go.


5 points:
1. green cover OR word luck*:The Fire Within by Chris d'Lacey
2. debut author (5 years):
3. spring or summer: Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
4. 2 years owned and unread: Dragons of Time edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
5. Most Read Authors: Alcatraz Vs. The Knights of Chrystallia by Brandon Sanderson
6. first book in new series: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
7. Friends read:
8. You Haven't Read This?:

10 Points
1. poetry:
2. book to movie adaptation:
3. two people on the cover: Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George
4. nature or the earth: Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George
5. multiple person's perspective:
6. art/craft: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
7. Oh, Canada:
8. 1001 Books To Read Before You Die:

15 Points:
1. ALA Alex Award:
2. Iconic Images:
3. favorite tv shows type: Mulliner Nights by P.G. Wodehouse
4. Pulitzer Prize:
5. 5th to the 15th century:
6. women's rights:
7. social injustice: Dark Life by Kat Falls
8. Birthday in History:

20 Points:
1. Group Read: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
2. Title color:
2a. Cover color:

25 Points:
1. Blogger Review:
1a. Publisher Review:
2. sub-genre 1: Magical Realism: The Leap by Jonathan Stroud
2a. sub-genre 2: Steampunk: First Light by Rebecca Stead
(Magical Realism, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Alternate History, Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic,Southern Gothic)
3. utopian novel:
3a. dystopian novel:
4. 500+ pages: The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
5. Two Become One: Ever by Gail Carson Levine
5a. Sentence: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
6. verb in the present:
6a. same verb past:
7. child/mother relationship:
7a. child/father relationship:
8. Take A Vacation: A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva


Tahleen | 1699 comments My spot!


message 16: by Ashley (last edited Jul 27, 2011 02:43PM) (new)

Ashley Lauren (ashleylaurenauthor) | 149 comments Task List:

5.1. Luck of The Irish: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
5.2. Debutantes: Unbearable Lightness
5.3. Sights of the Seasons : Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
5.4. Spring Cleaning: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
5.5. Most Read Authors: Once Upon a Scandal
5.6. New Beginnings : Unwind or The Eyre Affair
5.7. Choose Your Friends Wisely : Ender's Game
5.8. You Haven't Read This? : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

10.1. National Poetry Month: Ariel
10.2. Blockbusters : Water for Elephants
10.3. Just the Two of Us : Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
10.4. Earth Day : TBD
10.5. Two Sides to Every Story : The Perfect Scandal
10.6. Arts & Crafts Hour : Chocolat
10.7. Oh, Canada : The Blind Assassin
10.8. Must Read Books : Emma

15.1. Bridging the Gap: Ape House
15.2. Iconic Images: Going To See the Elephant by Rodes Fishburne
15.3. Couch Potato: I’m a huge CSI fan – so I thought a crime would be a good choice. The Dawn Patrol
15.4. Pulitzer Prize List: The Plague of Doves 2009 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
15.5. Medieval Times— Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
15.6. The Feminine Mystique: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters
15.7. Justice League: The White Boy Shuffle
15.8. This Day in History: August 12 – 30 BC - Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by means of an asp bite. - Antony and Cleopatra

20.1. Group Read : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
20.2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner's Task (Erin): Amaryllis in Blueberry AND My Best Friend is a Wookiee  One Boy's Journey to Find His Place in the Galaxy by Tony Pacitti

25.1. Read and Review:
http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/2...
Wildwood Dancing
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/boo...
The Invisible Bridge

25.2. Delving Into a Genre:
B. Steampunk- The Iron Duke
F. Southern Gothic- A Fine Dark Line
25.3. It's a Mad, Mad World:
Utopian: Uglies
Dystopian: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

25.4. Marathon Reader: Vanity Fair
25.5. Two Become One : “The Unbearable Lightness of Being the Russian Concubine”
The Unbearable Lightness of Being AND The Russian Concubine

25.6. Past and Present Reading : The History of Love AND The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me: A Novel
25.7. Obey Thy Mother and Father: White OleanderAND The Mascot: Unraveling the Mystery of My Jewish Father's Nazi Boyhood
25.8. Take A Vacation :
6. Europe – Murder in Amsterdam
History & Culture— We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda



Chris | 92 comments so is this the college student version of the seasonal reading challenge?


message 18: by Jessica (last edited May 12, 2011 11:28PM) (new)

Jessica (crazylilcuban) Jessica M.'s task list

This will be my first challenge, I'm excited. :) I don't have my list picked out yet, but I'm putting this as a placeholder and I'll post the list soon, probably on the weekend.

Edit: Here's the tentative list that I started.

Challenge list:

5.1 Luck of the Irish: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore (green cover)
5.2 Debutantes: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
5.3 Sights of the Seasons: The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen (When I think of springtime, one of the things I think of is birds chirping and singing.)
5.4 Spring Cleaning: On The Road by Jack Kerouac
5.5 Most Read Authors: Bite Me by Christopher Moore
5.6 New Beginnings: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
5.7 Choose Your Friends Wisely: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
5.8 You Haven't Read This? Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

10.1 National Poetry Month: something by Pablo Neruda
10.2 Blockbusters: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (re-read)
10.3 Just the Two of Us: Just Kids by Patti Smith
10.4 Earth Day: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
10.5 Two Sides to Every Story: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
10.6 Arts & Crafts Hour: ??
10.7 Oh, Canada: Galore by Michael Crummey
10.8 Must-Read Books: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

15.1 Bridging the Gap: The Radleys by Matt Haig
15.2 Iconic Images: Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jonnes
15.3 Couch Potato: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations w/ Bourdain is my favorite show on TV.)
15.4 Pulitzer Prize List: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
15.5 Medieval Times: A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
15.6 The Feminine Mystique: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
15.7 Justice League: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
15.8 This Day in History: A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware (My birthday - April 15th - is the day San Francisco was first incorporated as a city, in 1850. The book is set right after the 1906 SF earthquake.)

20.1 Group Read: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20.2 Erin's Task: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (color in title) and Rotters by Daniel Krauss (cover color)

25.1 Read and Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (blogger review); The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier (major publication review)
25.2 Delving into a Genre: The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma (Steampunk); and The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Alternate history)
25.3 It's a Mad, Mad World: Divergent by Veronica Roth (dystopian) and ?? (utopian)
25.4 Marathon Reader: Elizabeth I by Margaret George
25.5 Two Become One: The fates will find their way in the company of angels. - The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard & In The Company of Angels by Thomas E. Kennedy
25.6 Present and Past Tense: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
25.7 Obey Thy Mother and Father: Room by Emma Donaghue (mother/child) and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (father/child)
25.8 Take a Vacation: In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (Australia) and The Wave by Susan Casey (Cruise/Nautical)


message 19: by Kelly (last edited Jan 02, 2014 07:25PM) (new)

Kelly | 229 comments SPRING/SUMMER CHALLENGE (3/8/-8/27/11): Total Points: 355/480; Books Finished: 32/42; Tasks Completed: 25/34 - Stopped in July before the challenge ended w/ 10 books & a post on one of them to go

5-1. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
5-2. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
5-3. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
5-4. The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich
5-5. The Hollow by Nora Robert
5-6. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
5-7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
5-8. Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
10-1. Complete Poems by Dorothy Parker
10-2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
10-3. One Day by David Nicholls
10-4. The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts
10-5. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
10-6. Apollo's Angels by Jennifer Homans
10-7. Juliet by Anne Fortier (8/9/12)
10-8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens; POSTed
15-1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
15-2. The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene
15-3. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde; POSTed
15-4. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
15-5. The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
15-6. In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
15-7. Alanna by Tamora Pierce
15-8. Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough
20-1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; POSTed
20-2. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde; Didn't finish a book for this task
25-1. Geektastic by Black & Castellucci; The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
25-2. One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde; Changeless by Gail Carriger
25-3. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy; Delirium by Lauren Oliver
25-4. The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt
25-5. Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading by Maureen Corrigan; The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce
25-6. Everything is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert; Writers Gone Wild by Bill Peschel
25-7. Her Daughter's Eyes by Jessica Barksdale Inclan; A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
25-8. Bossypants by Tina Fey; The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley


message 20: by Emily (last edited Jul 16, 2011 03:28AM) (new)

Emily | 62 comments 5 Points


5.1 Luck of the Irish: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
5.2 Debutantes: Bossypants by Tina Fey
5.3 Sights of the Seasons: The Sea by John Banville
5.4 Spring Cleaning: Interview with the Vampire by Ann Rice
5.5 Most Read Authors: Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
5.6 New Beginnings:
5.7 Choose Your Friends Wisely: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
5.8 You Haven't Read This: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

10 Points

10.1 National Poetry Month: Poems by Emily Dickinson Three Series Complete by Emily Dickinson
10.2 Blockbusters: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
10.3 Just the Two of Us: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
10.4 Earth Day: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
10.5 Two Sides to Every Story: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
10.6 Arts & Crafts Hour: Simple Times by Amy Sedaris
10.7 Oh, Canada: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
10.8 Must-Read Books: Perfume by Patrick Suskind

15 Points

15.1 Bridging the Gap: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
15.2 Iconic Images: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (Audrey Hepburn)
15.3 Couch Potato: Heat Wave by Richard Castle
15.4 Pulitzer Prize List: The Hours by Michael Cunningham
15.5 Medieval Times: Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
15.6 The Feminine Mystique: Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
15.7 Justice League:
15.8 This Day in History:

20 Points

20.1 Group Read: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
20.2 Erin's Task: White Teeth by Zadie Smith AND Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

25 Points

25.1 Read and Review: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (http://bookweyr.blogspot.com/2011/03/...) AND Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/14/boo...)
25.2 Delving into a Genre: Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner (Southern Gothic) AND Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Cyberpunk)
25.3 It's a Mad, Mad World: I, Robot by Issac Asimov (utopian) AND Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (dystopian)
25.4 Marathon Reader: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
25.5 Two Become One: Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers AND Reasons to Live by Amy Hepel - Sentence: "Murder must advertise reasons to live"
25.6 Present and Past Tense: Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald AND He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope
25.7 Obey Thy Mother and Father:
25.8 Take a Vacation:

Books Read: 21
Tasks completed: 17
Total Points: 210


message 21: by Tami (last edited Apr 25, 2011 08:38AM) (new)

Tami | 2908 comments Mod
5 points:
1. Tower of Change (the Keys of Fate #1) by Tina M Randolph 236 pages
2. The Insider by Reece Hirsch 336 pages
3. The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice 304 pages
4. Spring Cleaning
5. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
6. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull 351 pages
7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

10 Points
1. Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
2. Blockbusters
3. Just Wanna Testify by Pearl Cleage 256 pages
4. Earth Day
5. Two Sides to Every Story
6. Arts & Crafts Hour
7. Oh, Canada
8. Must Read Books

15 Points:
1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Iconic Images
3. Black Swan by Chris Knopf 256 pages
4. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
5. Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower 544 pages
6. The Feminine Mystique
7. Justice League
8. This Day in History

20 Points:
1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner's Task (Erin): Read a book that has a color in the title (The Color Purple, White Fang, A Clockwork Orange) AND read a book with a cover of the same color.

25 Points:
1. Read and Review
2. A. Magical Realism- Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull 456 pages
F. Southern Gothic- A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
3. It's a Mad, Mad World
4. The Ultimate Hitchikers Guid to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 815 pages
5. Two Become One
6. Past and Present Reading
7. Obey Thy Mother and Father
8. Europe: Lucifer’s Tears by James Thompson 336 pages
Activity:


Books read: 9
Points total: 60
Page total: 3075


message 22: by abbey sophia (last edited Apr 10, 2011 09:06PM) (new)

abbey sophia (abbeysophia) | 55 comments 5 POINTS
5.1. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See
5.2. Homicide in Hardcover – Kate Carlisle
5.3. Fried Green Tomatoes (gardening / nature in bloom) – Fannie Flagg
5.4. The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan
5.5. Lunar Park – Bret Easton Ellis
5.6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
5.7. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
5.8. Water For Elephants – Sara Gruen

10 POINTS
10.1. Paradise Lost – John Milton
10.2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
10.3. Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
10.4. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver
10.5. Rant – Chuck Palahniuk
10.6. Paint It Black – Janet Fitch
10.7. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
10.8. Native Son – Richard Wright

15 POINTS
15.1. The Good Thief – Hannah Tinti
15.2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
15.3. Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser
15.4. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes – Tony Kushner
15.5. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
15.6. The Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan
15.7. I Know This Much Is True – Wally Lamb (rights for people with mental illness)
15.8. Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum

20 POINTS
20.1 On The Road – Jack Keruoac
20.2a. White Noise – Don Delillo
20.2b. Why Faith Matters – David J Wolpe

25 POINTS
25.1a. Paradise – Toni Morrison
25.1b. American Wife – Curtis Sittenfeld
25.2a. Of Bees and Mist – Erick Setiawan (magical realism)
25.2b. The Heart is A Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers (southern gothic)
25.3a. Looking Backward – Edward Bellamy
25.3b. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
25.4. The First Wives Club – Olivia Goldsmith
25.5a. She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
25.5b. Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
25.6.
25.7a. White Oleander (mother)
25.7b.
25.8a. Atonement – Ian McEwan
25.8b. The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory


message 23: by Heather J (last edited Jul 12, 2011 07:32AM) (new)

Heather J (jjgrl55) | 32 comments 5 points:

1. Luck of The Irish : An Acceptable Time

2. Debutantes: Matched

3. Sights of the Seasons : Wideacre

4. Spring Cleaning: Valley of the Horses

5. Most Read Author: Bumped

6. New Beginnings : Becoming Marie Antoinette

7. Choose Your Friends Wisely : The Plague

8. You Haven't Read This? : Eclipse


10 Points

1. National Poetry Month: Burned

2. Blockbusters : Water for Elephants

3. Just the Two of Us : Mother Nature

4. Earth Day : Earthly Joys

5. Two Sides to Every Story : Flipped

6. Arts & Crafts Hour : How to Make an American Quilt

7. Oh, Canada : The Life of Pi

8. Must Read Books : Middlesex

15 Points:

1. Bridging the Gap: The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To

2. Iconic Images: The Smile

3. Couch Potato: Sex and the City

4. Pulitzer Prize List: The Hours

5. Medieval Times: The Pillars of the Earth

6. The Feminine Mystique: The Handmaid’s Tale

7. Justice League: A Thousand Splendid Suns

8. This Day in History: Katharine, The Virgin Widow

20 Points:

1. Group Read : Room

2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner's Task (Erin): The Red Queen and Fight Club

25 Points:

1. Read and Review: I am America (And So Can You!) and The Summer Without Men

2. Delving Into a Genre: Like Water for Chocolate and The Hunger Games

3. It's a Mad, Mad World: Anthem and Juno of Taris

4. Marathon Reader: The Time Traveler’s Wife

5. Two Become One : The Red Tent, A
Place Where the Sea Remembers.


6. Past and Present Reading : Breaking Dawn and The Broke Diaries

7. Obey Thy Mother and Father: The Alchemist’s Daughter and White Oleander

8. Take A Vacation : The Thorn Birds and Dragonfly in Amber

Total Books: 10
Total Points: 125


message 24: by Richard (last edited Aug 01, 2011 02:38AM) (new)

Richard (nemzep95) | 448 comments 5 points
5.1 The Maze Runner by James Dashner
5.2 One Land, One King by Y.S. Hassan
5.3 The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
5.4 City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
5.5 The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
5.6 The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
5.7 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
5.8 Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

10 Points
10.1 Metamorphoses by Ovid
10.2 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
10.3 Frostbite by Richelle Mead
10.4 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
10.5 Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk
10.6 The Book Thief
10.7 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
10.8 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

15 Points:
15.1 The Dragons of Babel
15.2 With Their Eyes: September 11th -- The View from a High School at Ground Zero
15.3 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
15.4 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
15.5 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
15.6 The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
15.7 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
15.8 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/3...) - Special

20 Points:
20.1 Beastly by Alex Flinn
20.2a. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
20.2b. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

25 Points:
25.1a. Firelight by Sophie Jordan (brokeandbookish)
25.1b. The Invisible Bridge (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/boo...)
25.2a. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Steampunk)
25.2b. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau(Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic)
25.3a. Hunger by Michael Grant
25.3b. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
25.4 Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
25.5a. Gone by Michael Grant
25.5b. Over the Moon by Diane Daniels
25.6a. Keeping It Real by Justina Robson
25.6b. Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown
25.7a. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
25.7b. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
25.8a. People of the Wolf by W. Michael Gear (North America)
25.8b. People of the Fire by W. Michael Gear (History & Culture)


Beks (bekster15) | 60 comments This is my first challenge and I am not sure if I picked the right books for some of the categories you may want to double check.

https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spre...

I am so excited to do this, I love this group you have put together!


message 26: by Kayla (last edited Aug 16, 2011 05:51PM) (new)

Kayla | 593 comments 5 points:

1. Luck of The Irish: Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

2. Debutantes: Torment by Lauren Kate

3. Sights of the Seasons : Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

4. Spring Cleaning: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

5. Most Read Authors: Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb

6. New Beginnings : Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

7. Choose Your Friends Wisely : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

8. You Haven't Read This? : Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

10 Points:

1. National Poetry Month: Sleeping with the Dictionary by Harryette Mullen

2. Blockbusters :

3. Just the Two of Us : Frostbite by Richelle Mead

4. Earth Day : Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles by Gerald Vizenor

5. Two Sides to Every Story : Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

6. Arts & Crafts Hour :

7. Oh, Canada :

8. Must Read Books : Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz

15 Points:

1. Bridging the Gap: Just After Sunset by Stephen King

2. Iconic Images: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

3. Couch Potato: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

**To claim your points, you need to state the show you are using and give a sentence or two for why it is related to the show.**

4. Pulitzer Prize List:

5. Medieval Times: Special Twist (7/05-7/12): The Time it Snowed in Puerto Rico by Sarah McCoy

6. The Feminine Mystique: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

7. Justice League: Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee

8. This Day in History:

20 Points:

1. Group Read : The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner's Task (Erin): The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint AND The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (7/04)

25 Points:

1. Read and Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/2...) AND Let the Great World Spin
(http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/boo...)

2. Delving Into a Genre: Post-Apocalyptic: Dark Life by Kat Falls AND Magical-Realism: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

3. It's a Mad, Mad World:

4. Marathon Reader: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

5. Two Become One : The Heart is a Lonely Hunter--Across the Universe

6. Past and Present Reading :

7. Obey Thy Mother and Father:

8. Take A Vacation : (History/Culture)-Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys AND (Europe)-Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Total Points: 255
Books Read: 24
Tasks Completed: 21


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