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message 1: by Liz M (last edited Jun 10, 2014 12:14PM) (new)

Liz M 10.1 - Instant Replay: Choose your favorite award from the EotP Challenge and read another book from that list. This task can be repeated 3 times, but you must use the same award for all three books. This task cannot be used as combo points

10.2 - Highly-rated: Read a book that has been rated 5-stars by another RwS group member. Looking for a specific book? Click on the RwS Bookshelf link. On the top left below the RwS photo icon, enter the title in the search box. On the results page click on the "view group reviews »»" link. (For example, The Goldfinch)

10.3 - Baby Boomer: In honor of Baby Boomer's Recognition Day on June 23rd, read a book by an author born 1946-1964.

10.4 - Double Trouble: Read a book by an author whose surname has a double letter. Examples are Wilkie Collins, Kurt Vonnegut, Virginia Woolf.

10.5 - Sounds of Summer: Read (or listen to!) a book that was nominated or won a 2014 Audie award for any category EXCEPT Children's Titles up to 8, Children's Titles 8-12, & Package Design.

10.6 - Summer School: Read a campus novel or one of the top 75 Novels About Professors or Academics.

10.7 - Summer Celebrations - Rebekah's Task:
My so called great beginning was in August. Celebrate by reading a book by an author born in one of the "Summer months" -- June, July, or August. Please post the author’s birthday when claiming points.

10.8 - The 17th Century (1601-1700) - Theresa~OctoberLace's Task:
Some of my ancestors came to the USA from England in the 1620s. Learn more about this period in history by (A) reading a book first published in, (B) a biography of a person who lived in, OR (C) a book set in the 17th Century.

10.9 - Hot Off the Press - Cory (Bigler)'s Task:
Catch up on recent releases by reading a book published in 2013 or 2014
OR Read an earlier book from a series that has a new installment out in 2014. For this option, please also post a link to the series book published/to be published in 2014.

10.10 - Group reads
Liz M: The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić
Elizabeth (Alaska): Waterland by Graham Swift
Kate S: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Karen GHHS: The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Rosemary: The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
Heather: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Coralie: Oil on Water: A Novel by Helon Habila
D: The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Marie: In Evil Hour by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

15.1 - 15.10: Author to Author

message 2: by Liz M (last edited May 31, 2014 09:36PM) (new)

Liz M The theme for the 20-point tasks for the Summer Challenge is great beginnings. The tasks were inspired by a list of 100 Best First Lines from Novels. Unfortunately, some of the novels quoted don't qualify for the task they inspired.

20.1 - Tea: "Under certain circumstance there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." (The Portrait of a Lady).
-Read a book by an author born in one of the top 5 tea producing countries: China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey.

20.2 - Jailed: "Someone must have slandered Josef K, for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested" (The Trial).
-Read a book written by an author who was imprisoned at some point in their life. Please provide a link when posting a book for this task.

20.3 - Banned: "It was a pleasure to burn." (Fahrenheit 451).
-Read a book by an author whose work was burned in Nazi Germany OR read a book listed on this banned books link.

20.4 - Action/Adventure: "It was the day my grandmother exploded." (The Crow Road).
-Read one of the 200 Greatest Adventure Novels of All Time.

20.5 - Financial Fiction: " —Money . . . in a voice that rustled." (JR).
-Read a book mentioned in one of these financial fiction blurbs.

20.6 - Unfinished: "I have never begun a novel with more misgiving." (The Razor's Edge).
-Read one of the top 300 books from this list of Most Begun But Unfinished books.

20.7 - Call and Response - Jama's Task:
Using a book you have claimed for another RwS task in the 2014 Spring or Summer Challenges, read a book by a different author which relates to the first book. The book could be a response to an older book (Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours, King Lear and A Thousand Acres) OR or the book could have the same subject matter: (John Brown in Good Lord Bird and Cloudsplitter; Killer Angels and Gettysburg's Forgotten History). What wouldn't work are two books which take place in Brooklyn, for instance. This task cannot be claimed as combo points

20.8 - Great Outdoors - Kate S's Task:
It is summer in the northern hemisphere, which means more time is spent outside. Read a book shelved at least 15 times as nature.

20.9 - Father's Day - Elizabeth (Alaska)'s Task:
My father lived during the very interesting years of 1904-1954. Read a book that takes place primarily during the years 1904-1954 (more than 75%).

20.10 - Austria-Hungary - Liz M's Task:
The Great War began on 28 July 1914 when the Austro-Hungarians fired the first shots in preparation for the invasion of Serbia. Read a book about or set in (more than 75%) Austria-Hungary -- Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

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