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message 1: by Kate S (last edited Jun 05, 2017 06:33PM) (new)

Kate S | 6140 comments 10.1 Instant Replay
Read a book that would have qualified for a task from last season. You can use this task 3 times, but you must choose the same task from last season each time. This task cannot be used for combo points.

10.2 No O
Read any book by an author whose name as published contains no letter O.

10.3 U's Have It
U's Have it!: Summer, June, July, August all have U as a second letter. Read a book with a word in the title that has a U as the second letter or an author whose name has U as a second letter. Ex The Hunt for Red October, The Quilter’s Legacy, Judy Blume, Richard Russo.

10.4 French
Read a book originally published in French.

10.5 Always a Bridesmaid
Read any work which has been nominated for (short or longlisted, runnerup, etc.) at least one award, but has never won any award. Awards must appear in the awards section on the GR book page.

10.6 Anagrams
Read a book whose title includes a 6-letter or longer word you can make using the letters "Reading with Style". Your word can have two e's, i's or t's because those letters are repeated in our group name, but the other letters can appear only once.

10.7 Marked Name (Anika's Task)

Read a book whose author's name, when written in English, has a unique character in it. Periods and commas will not be considered unique; dashes and apostrophes will. Examples: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Charlotte Brontë, Flannery O'Connor, Kyōichi Katayama.

10.8 The Ancients (Karen Michele's Task)

Read a book set or written in ancient times (500 AD or before).

10.9 The Arts (Ed's Task)

Read a Non-Fiction book by or about a filmmaker, actor, dancer, painter, sculptor, musician or photographer or about the arts of filmmaking, acting, dancing, painting, sculpting, music or photography.

10.10 Group Reads

Elizabeth (Alaska): An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Kate S: Columbine by Dave Cullen
Amanda: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Tien: The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
Coralie: All That I Am by Anna Funder
Connie: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Deedee: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
itpdx: The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
Jayme (the ghost reader): The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Gabriel: Shadowbahn by Steve Erickson
Katy: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Sam: Letters to the End of Love by Yvette Walker
Kazen: The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
Valerie: The Outlander by Gil Adamson

15.1-15.10 A Counting Game


message 2: by Kate S (last edited Jun 08, 2017 07:20AM) (new)

Kate S | 6140 comments 20.1 Popular Lists

In honor of The Count of Monte Cristo, All the Light We Cannot See, and Jane Eyre, read any book that appears in the top 10 of any GR listopia that has at least 1000 voters. To clarify, the list needs to have at least 1000 voters, not necessarily the book. Please post a link to the list with the title of your intended read in the help thread before posting your claim for the book.

20.2 Canadian Women

In honor of Emily of New Moon and Station Eleven, read a book written by a woman born in Canada.

20.3 Historical

In honor of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Day After Night and The Lions of Al-Rassan, read a book with 'historical' listed in the genre list of the book's main page.

20.4 Trilogies

In honor of Paradise and The Return of the King, read a book that is part of a completed trilogy.

20.5 It's Elemental

In honor of Actual Air, Earth Abides and Young Men and Fire, read a book with one of the words 'earth', 'air', or 'fire' in the title. Word may be in the title or sub-title, but must match exactly.

20.6 Young Men

In honor of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Goblin Emperor, read a book with a male protagonist 18 years old or younger.

20.7 Arctic Circle (Karin's Task)

Above the Arctic Circle (66 degrees 32 minutes) people in places like Baffin Island, Tromsø, Norway and Murmansk, Russia are enjoying 24 hours of daylight right now. Read a novel set in the Arctic (over 51%). Or, read a novel with the exact phrase "66 degrees" or the exact phase "32 Minutes" (numbers as digits only) in the title or subtitle.

For examples, see this list.

20.8 Frosty June? (Amanda's Task)

Read a book from the top 300 of this list. The master list we will be using for this task will be extracted on June 1 and will be posted in the appropriate task thread.

20.9 It's Criminal (Kate S's Task)

Read a book shelved as True Crime at least 25 times.

20.10 Debut! (Elizabeth (Alaska)'s Task)

Read the debut novel by an established author. An established author will have published at least three other book length titles (100+ pages). Non-novel forms may have been published before the debut novel.


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