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This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start

The purpose of this challenge is to build a body through book covers. You'll do so by finding book covers that feature specific body parts and collecting them until you've come up with a complete body.

You can make this challenge as easy or as challenging as you wish, depending on how many body parts you want to use. For instance, if you wanted to make this as hard as possible, you may want to look for two separate eyes, a mouth, a head, hair, a torso, a shoulder, a neck, a back, legs, two hands, arms, and feet (or even a nose and ears if you can find them). If you want something a bit easier, however, you can look for just a head, torso, arms, and legs. The point is, it's all up to you! You're the builder.

Look for book covers predominantly featuring the body parts you're after. For instance, the cover for Bitter Night below has arms on it, but they don't draw your eyes the way the arms on Leaving Paradise's cover do. Also, remember that all of the body parts below are optional. Mix & match, pick & choose, but remember to be creative and have fun.

Options:
- Use this challenge to create your perfect man or perfect woman, or even to create your own ideal body.
- Take it a step further by dressing your body in the perfect outfit. You can search for covers with articles of clothing you'd like your body to wear.
- Want to name your body? Go ahead! Come up with a fun and unique name and tell us why you chose it.
- If you want an extra challenge, try to find two eyes, hands, feet, arms, shoulders, and legs. You can even look for a right & left of each!


Here are some example book covers to get you brainstorming:

HEAD
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

HAIR
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) by Susanna Kearsley Roundabout by Rhiannon Lassiter Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Miles The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams Everblue (Mer Tales, #1) by Brenda Pandos

NECK
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1) by Kelley Armstrong The Wild Rose (The Tea Rose, #3) by Jennifer Donnelly Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz Chosen (House of Night, #3) by P.C. Cast A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson

SHOULDERS
Luna by Julie Anne Peters Eve of Samhain (Hanaford Park, #1) by Lisa Sanchez Fate (Tattoo, #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1) by J.A. Redmerski Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) by Melissa Marr

EYES
The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer Endure (Need, #4) by Carrie Jones Crash (Visions, #1) by Lisa McMann Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin, #1) by Jonathan Maberry Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

MOUTH
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris Just One Wish by Janette Rallison Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann Dare Me by Megan Abbott

TORSO
Bitter Night (Horngate Witches, #1) by Diana Pharaoh Francis City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson Intertwined (Intertwined, #1) by Gena Showalter Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict (Jane Austen Addict, #1) by Laurie Viera Rigler

BACK
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Partials (Partials Sequence, #1) by Dan Wells Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

ARMS
According to Jane by Marilyn Brant The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #1) by Simone Elkeles Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) by Molly Harper The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

LEGS
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3) by Lisa Kleypas All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins Second Helpings (Jessica Darling, #2) by Megan McCafferty The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1) by Bree Despain

HANDS
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Girl, Stolen A Novel (Christy Ottaviano Books) by April Henry The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner Illumine (Illumine, #1) by Alivia Anders Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1) by Meg Cabot

FEET
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen Salvaged (Salvaged, #1) by Stefne Miller The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach



The Bare Bones: 10 - 15 books
Eyes and Ears: 15 - 20 books
Shoulder to the Wheel: 20 - 25 books
Head and Shoulders Above: 25+ books



Listopia is a great place to find books for this challenge. There are many different lists devoted to body parts like hands, feet, legs, eyes, etc.


Note:
In 2012 we started this challenge, and we've now decided to start a new thread for the challenge to freshen it up a bit! You can find the old thread here





message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 26, 2017 08:19AM) (new)

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Emerald Coin Reading Challenges ~ Emerald Coin Emerald Coin

Earn your Emerald Coins with Reading Challenges joined on or after April 1, 2016.

To Earn an Emerald Coin:
Emerald Coin One Coin upon reaching the Head and Shoulders Above Level or higher in one year


Learn about Gem coins here


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Kay Kay | 1793 comments Fun! I'll try


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Welcome Karrie!


message 8: by Katherine (last edited Apr 29, 2017 07:10AM) (new)

Katherine (katkattrinn) | 329 comments Build-A-Body Challenge
Head and Shoulders Above
4/25


1. Legs - How to Run with a Naked Werewolf 28/2/17
2. Arm - Overkill: Snippets of Demonica Life 10/3/17
3. Face - Silence Fallen 20/3/17
4. Torso - One Fell Sweep 27/4/17
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How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #3) by Molly Harper Overkill Snippets of Demonica Life (Demonica #5.7) by Larissa Ione Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews


message 9: by Danielle (last edited May 02, 2017 11:23AM) (new)

Danielle Richgels Let's give it a shot!
Aiming for The Bare Bones
3/10

Arm
The Pain Nurse by: Jon Talton

Back
Mademoiselle Chanel by: C. W. Gortner

Legs
A Soft Place to Land by: Susan Rebecca White

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Welcome to the challenge Katherine & Danielle!


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☘KathyD☘ | 124 comments i'm in!


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Welcome Kathy!


message 13: by Suzanne (last edited Aug 07, 2020 12:27PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1088 comments Nothing But Reading Challenges
Build-A-Body Challenge
Duration:
8/1/2020 - 7/31/2021

Progress: 0 out of ?
The Bare Bones: 10 - 15 books
Eyes and Ears: 15 - 20 books
Shoulder to the Wheel: 20 - 25 books
Head and Shoulders Above: 25+ books

This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start

The purpose of this challenge is to build a body through book covers. You'll do so by finding book covers that feature specific body parts and collecting them until you've come up with a complete body.

You can make this challenge as easy or as challenging as you wish, depending on how many body parts you want to use. For instance, if you wanted to make this as hard as possible, you may want to look for two separate eyes, a mouth, a head, hair, a torso, a shoulder, a neck, a back, legs, two hands, arms, and feet (or even a nose and ears if you can find them). If you want something a bit easier, however, you can look for just a head, torso, arms, and legs. The point is, it's all up to you! You're the builder.

Look for book covers predominantly featuring the body parts you're after. For instance, the cover for Bitter Night below has arms on it, but they don't draw your eyes the way the arms on Leaving Paradise's cover do. Also, remember that all of the body parts below are optional. Mix & match, pick & choose, but remember to be creative and have fun.

Options:
- Use this challenge to create your perfect man or perfect woman, or even to create your own ideal body.
- Take it a step further by dressing your body in the perfect outfit. You can search for covers with articles of clothing you'd like your body to wear.
- Want to name your body? Go ahead! Come up with a fun and unique name and tell us why you chose it.
- If you want an extra challenge, try to find two eyes, hands, feet, arms, shoulders, and legs. You can even look for a right & left of each!


message 14: by Lindsay (last edited Oct 05, 2019 04:43PM) (new)

Lindsay Michele (lindsaymichelereadsandtells) | 53 comments Level: Head Shoulders and Above - 25+ books
Duration: June 25 2019 - June 25 2020
Read: 4/25

Head:
Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Pretties
Convenience Store Woman 9/12/19
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 9/15/19
Throne of Glass 10/1/19

Hair:
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
I Was Here 10/5/19

Neck:

Shoulders:

Eyes:
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter Marked (House of Night, #1) by P.C. Cast Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Gypsy Secrets A Queen's Keeper Novella by J.L. Vampa
Pieces of Her 7/16/19
Marked 8/15/19
Uglies 8/27/19
Gypsy Secrets : A Queen's Keeper Novella 9/4/19

Mouth:
When Dimple Met Rishi (Dimple and Rishi, #1) by Sandhya Menon
When Dimple Met Rishi 7/3/2019

Torso:
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
Red, White & Royal Blue 7/21/19
A Court of Thorns and Roses 8/1/19
A Court of Mist and Fury 8/4/19
A Court of Wings and Ruin 8/11/19
The Selection 8/22/19

Back:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1) by Heather Morris A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley I Was Here by Gayle Forman
The Tattooist of Auschwitz 6/25/2019
A Court of Frost and Starlight 8/18/19
Always Never Yours 8/20/19
I Was Here

Arms:

Legs:
Verity by Colleen Hoover Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen 11 Birthdays (Willow Falls, #1) by Wendy Mass
Verity 7/8/19
Keeping the Moon 7/17/19
11 Birthdays 8/6/19

Hands:

Feet:
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
Cinder 8/29/19


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Welcome Suzanne, Lindsay & Rachel!


message 16: by Midniteillusion (Desiree) (last edited Oct 01, 2019 10:38PM) (new)

Midniteillusion (Desiree) (midniteillusion) | 36 comments Level: Eyes and Ears - 15-20 (this may change)


Duration: July 1st 2019-2020
Read: 12/20

Female
Hair:
Head:
Eyes:
Ears:
Nose:
Mouth:
Neck: Project Duchess (Duke Dynasty, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries
Shoulders: From Mistake to Millions by Andrea Laurence
Torso/chest:
Back: A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #2) by Julia Quinn
Arms:
Hands:
Hips:
Thighs: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #4) by Sarah MacLean
Legs:
Feet: Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #1) by Julia Quinn


Male
Hair: Maid Under the Mistletoe by Maureen Child
Head:
Eyes:
Ears:
Nose: Christmas with a SEAL (Uniformly Hot SEALs, #6) by Tawny Weber
Mouth:
Beard: From Riches to Redemption by Andrea Laurence
Neck: Raphael (Deadly Virtues, #1) by Tillie Cole
Shoulders:
Torso/chest: Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Back: Chieftain  by Nan Ryan
Arms: Edison (The Henchmen MC, #10) by Jessica Gadziala
Hands:
Hips:
Thighs:
Legs:
Feet:


message 17: by Alli Cooper (new)

Alli Cooper | 20 comments Level: Head Shoulders and Above - 25+ books
Duration: July 1 2019 - July 1 2020
Read: 1/25

Head:

Hair:

Eyes:

Mouth:

Neck:

Shoulders:

Torso:

Back:
Bound by Blood and Sand (Bound by Blood and Sand #1) by Becky Allen

Arms:

Legs:

Hands:

Feet:


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Jess Penhallow | 262 comments My spot


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Welcome to the challenge everyone!


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