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message 1: by Zakiya (last edited Nov 12, 2010 04:35PM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) 5 POINT TASKS

5.1: Series - Read 2 books from a series that you haven't been able to finish. You may start a new series if you want!

5.2: Rereads - Reread 3 books: 1 that you enjoyed; 1 that you read "ages" ago; and 1 that you read for school, and this time read it for fun.


10.1: New Authors - Read 2 books from authors whose work you've never read before.

10.2: Debut Authors - Read 2 books from authors that published their first books in 2010. You can use the 2010 Debut Authors list for help.

NOTICE: Books read for Debut Authors cannot be used as books for New Authors.


15.1: Heroine - Read a book with a heroine as the main charater.

15.2: 'Tis the Season - Read a book that takes place during Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving, or Halloween. If it's not obvious as to when it takes place, when claiming points, tell us. *These may be reference books.*

15.3: Read Abroad - Read 2 books from authors from another country.


20.1: Season Reads - Read a book that takes place in each season of the year (one for Spring, one for Summer, etc). *If you cannot find a book that takes place in one of the seasons, then read a book that has the name of the season in the title.*

20.2: Early Deaths - Read 2 books where the someone has died already. *It doesn't have to be a main character! You probably won't know until you read the book, unless it's a ghost story or something.*

20.3: Top 20 Signet Classics - Read 2 books from the following list. *You do not necessarily have to read the copies published by Signet.*

1. 1984 by Goerge Orwell
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
3. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tenessee Williams
4. The Inferno by Dante
5. The Odyssey by Homer **Best Translations: Lattimore or Fogels!**
6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
7. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
8. The Iliad by Homer **Best Translations: Lattimore or Fogels!**
9. Beowulf (Burton Raffel, Translator)
10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
11. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
12. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
13. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
14. Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
15. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
16. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
17. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
18. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
19. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
20. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

** These books cannot be used for both the 50.1 Task and this task. Please choose one or the other.**


25.1: Lucky Colors - Read one book for each of the follwing colors. That color needs to be on the cover. Colors: red, blue, black, pink, and brown.


Read 3 books with a form of the word "Lucky" in the title (ex., Lucky, Luck, Luckiest, Lucked (as in lucked out)).

25.2: Headless Covers - Read three books: one that has a cover with a headless woman, one with a headless man, and one with a headless woman and man. For help, go to Headless Women and Dude, Where's My Forehead?. *Requirement: No eyes need to be visible on the cover.*

25.3: Paranormal Reading - Read 3 books: one about/including vampires, one about/including werewolves, and one about/including ghosts or witches/wizards.


35.1: Young'uns - There are two parts to this task.

1.) Read 2 books that you had to read in school.
2.) Then, read 2 books: one where the main character is a girl, the other a boy.

*Don't overlap the books in this task!*

35.2: TV/ Film Entertainment - Read a book that also has a movie; read a book that has a TV show; read a book that has neither a TV show nor a movie.

*Don't overlap your books!*
**For the books that have a movie, you may use books that are going to have movies, but haven't been in theaters yet.**

message 2: by Zakiya (last edited Nov 03, 2010 05:09PM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) 50 POINT TASK

50.1: Fifty-one Books To Read Before You Die - Read five of the following books. (You can do this over and over again, reading different books. This list will most likely be on the task list for a year :) ).

1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien*
2. 1984 by George Orwell
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback
5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
9. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
11. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
14. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
15. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
16. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
17. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
18. The Giver by Lois Lowry
19. The Cantebury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
20. Ulysses by James Joyce
21. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
22. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
23. Money by Martin Amis
24. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling*
25. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman*
28. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
29. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
30. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
31. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
32. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
33. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
34. The Way We Live Now by anthony Trollope
35. The Outsider by Albert Camus
36. The Colour Purple by Alice walker
37. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
38. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
39. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
40. Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
41. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
42. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
43. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
44. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
45. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
46. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Humas
48. Memoirs of a Geisha by arthur Golden
49. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
51. Animal Farm by George Orwell

* Since this is actually more than one book, you can read multiple books in the series/ trilogies, and they will still count when claiming points.

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