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message 1: by Kate S (last edited Jun 15, 2018 04:24AM) (new)

Kate S | 6265 comments 10 Point Tasks

10.1 Possession

In honor of Possession and Possession, read a book you had in your 'possession' before May 15, 2018. This task may not be claimed for combo. This task may only be used once.

10.2 July

July is National Black Family Month. Read any book written by one of these African American authors.

10.3 Awards

Read a book that has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize or has won or been a nominee for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

10.4 Book Lover's Day

Celebrate Book Lover's Day (Aug 9) by reading one of the top 350 books from this list: Stories for Book Lovers.

10.5 Inferno

In honor of the titles Inferno and Inferno, read a book hot off the presses: originally published in 2017 or 2018.

10.6 Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas and The Cloud Atlas both have weather terms in their titles. Read a book with a title including one of these weather words.

10.7 Not Quite Jumbo (Coralie's Task)

Because books that don't quite earn jumbo points often get put aside, read a book that has between 400 and 499 pages. We will use the MPE to determine book page count.

10.8K Big City, Small Country (Karen Michele's Task)

Read a book set in one of the 30 biggest cities in the world or in one of the 30 smallest (by population) countries in the world. The book can be set in any time period, but must take place at least 75% in the target city/country.

(Scroll Down on these links for the top 30)
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/t...
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/l...

10.8R Mom (Rebekah via Karen Michele's Task)

In remembrance of one of our long time reader's (Rebekah) mothers, we honor her by reading a book sharing one of her names: Bessie Lois Boyd Williams. Some examples would be Bessie Head, Lois Lowry, William Boyd, or Cinda Williams Chima. Names can be found in any position, but must match exactly.

Bessie left a legacy of reading; by her own avid reading, reading to her own children nightly and teaching disadvantaged first-graders to read. She imparted her love of reading to many.

10.9 Emily Bronte (Rosemary's Task)

Emily Bronte, the author of Wuthering Heights, was born 200 years ago this summer, on July 30th, 1818. Read a book by an author with the letters E and B anywhere in their name as it appears on Goodreads. Examples: James Baldwin, Robert Harris, V.E. Schwab.

10.10 Group Reads

Read one of the books recommended by fellow Reading with Style readers.

Elizabeth (Alaska): Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
Kate S: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Cory Day: Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks
Ed: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim
Rachelccameron: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
Deedee: In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu
itpdx: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Anika: Circe by Madeline Miller
Don (The Book Guy): The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Heather: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Sam: The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
Kazen: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag


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message 2: by Kate S (last edited Jun 02, 2018 06:52PM) (new)

Kate S | 6265 comments 20.1 Gemini

In honor of the titles of Gemini and Gemini, read a book based on a Greco-Roman myth. This information should be obvious from the GoodReads book description. If it is not available there, please add a relevant link in the appropriate task thread.

20.2 Track of the Cat

Track of the Cat and The Track Of The Cat both have Western settings. Read a book shelved as western by at least 50 readers.

20.3 Gold Coast

Gold Coast and Gold Coast both deal with organized crime. Read a book about the mafia or organized crime.

20.4 The Piano Teacher

Both The Piano Teacher and The Piano Teacher are debut novels. Read an author's debut novel.

20.5 Nemesis

Nemesis and Nemesis both deal with epidemics. Read any work where an epidemic is an important part of the plot. (Polio, plague, flu, black death, ebola, etc.)

20.6 Winter's Tale

In honor of Winter's Tale and The Winter's Tale, read a book with the title format "The Something's Something". You may omit the leading article, but there will be no following words nor a subtitle.

20.7 Ambassador

The authors of both The Ambassador and The Ambassador were born in the Southern Hemisphere. Read a book by an author born in a country entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

20.8 Summer Nights (Karin's Task)

The movie Grease was released on June 16, 1978, and one of the songs is "Summer Nights" when Greaser Danny and Australian "nice girl" Sandy each sing to separate groups at school about their summer love. Read a book about forbidden love set or published in the 1970s.

20.9 Tom Wolfe (Kate S's Task)

In memory of Tom Wolfe and his passion for saturation reporting, read a work of creative non-fiction, focused on an external subject (i.e. not an autobiography).

Creative non-fiction (or literary non-fiction) "is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives. Creative nonfiction contrasts with other nonfiction, such as academic or technical writing or journalism, which is also rooted in accurate fact, but is not written to entertain based on writing style or florid prose." (from Wikipedia)

20.10 Art World (Elizabeth (Alaska)'s Task)

Read any book where a painting or sculpture or an artist (painter or sculptor) is central.

30.1 Island Hopping

Read any book set in one of these unclaimed Island nations/territories and earn 30 points plus any applicable styles. This task does not have to be claimed to earn your Mega finish.

ÅLAND ISLANDS - Europe
AMERICAN SAMOA - Oceania
ANGUILLA - North America
BARBADOS - North America
BERMUDA - North America
BOUVET ISLAND - Antarctica
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY - Africa/Asia
CAYMAN ISLANDS - North American
CHRISTMAS ISLAND - Australia/Asia
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Australia/Asia
COOK ISLANDS - Oceania
FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES - Antarctica
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS - Antarctica
MALDIVES - Asia
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - North/South America
(made up of Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire, Curacao)
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - Oceania
PALAU - Oceania
SAINT BARTHÉLEMY - North America
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS - North America
SAINT LUCIA - North America
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON - North America
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - North America
SOLOMON ISLANDS - Oceania
SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS - Antarctica
TIMOR-LESTE - Asia
TOKELAU - Oceania
TUVALU - Oceania
UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS - Oceania/North America
(made up of (Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island and Navassa Island)
WALLIS AND FUTUNA - Oceania


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