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message 1: by Liz M (last edited Dec 12, 2011 04:55AM) (new)

Liz M 10.1 - Square Peg
Read a book that does not fit any of the other Reading with Style 10 or 20-point tasks.
This task cannot be repeated .

10.2 - NYE countdown
Read a book in which one of these forms of time (or its plural) is in the title: Time, Clock, Watch, Hour, Minute, Second.

10.3 - Home for the Holidays
Read a book set in a state/province/city in which you were born or in which you have lived. The same location should be used each time you complete this task.

10.4 - Love Is in the Air
Read a love story from the top 50 of Great Love Stories listopia, the top 50 of Illicit Love listopia, the top 25 of Crazy Love listopia, OR the top 25 of Unrequited Love listopia.

10.5 - Underrated
Read a book that has fewer than 1,000 ratings on goodreads. One way to find these books: Go to the “My Books” page & choose your to-read shelf. At the bottom of the screen there is a drop-down box for sorting methods. Choose “Num ratings” & then click the radio button labeled “asc.”

10.6 - The Uncommon Letter
Read a book by an author whose name includes the letter Q, X, or Z.

10.7 - Denae's Task - What's Your Type?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely known personality type indicator. While there are concerns regarding the applicability and reliability of the test, it can be a fun way to explore one's personality. If you already know your type, you're ready to begin. If not, you can find an online version of the test here.

Using your type, pair one of the first two letters with one of the last letters and read a book in which the words in the title begin with the paired letters (excluding conjuntions, articles, and prepositions). OR read a book written by an author whose initials contain the paired letters.

For an INFJ, the paired letters are: I-F, I-J, N-F, N-J. So they could read
I nfinite J est
The F riday N ight Knitting Club

OR a book by
I an F leming
F ae Myenne N g
J ohn N eufeld

10.8 - Karen's Task - Chinese New Year
In honor of the Chinese New Year celebrated in January, written by an Asian author or read a book set in an Asian country (excluding Russia) OR, since it’s the Year of the Dragon, read a book about a dragon(s).

10.9 - Kate's Task - 11 in '11
In honor of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals 11th win in '11, choose one of the following:
A) - Read the 1st book by an author who has published at least 11 books:
Stories For Ninon by Émile Zola
B) - Read the 1st book in a series by an author who has published at least 11 books. The series does not need to be 11 books long:
Lourdes by Émile Zola (Three Cities Trilogy)
C) - Read the 11th book published by an author:
His Excellency by Émile Zola
D) - Read the 11th book in a series:
The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola (Rougon-Macquart series, ordered by publish date)
OR The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola (Rougon-Macquart series, Zola's recommended reading order)
E) - Read a book set in St. Louis, MO. The author does NOT need to have published 11 books:
Tell No Lies by Julie Compton

10.10 - Group Reads
Sam: The Tragedy of Arthur: A Novel by Arthur Phillips
Krista: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Liz M: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Elizabeth (Alaska): The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Deedee: Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Denae: The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
Joanna: The Nubian Prince by Juan Bonilla
Kazza: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
nsfancy: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

15.1 - 15.10 – Christmas in Vegas sub-challenge

message 2: by Liz M (last edited Nov 27, 2011 07:09PM) (new)

Liz M 20.1 - Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812. In honor of the 200th Anniversary of his birth, read a book published during Dickens' lifetime (published from 1812 to 1870).

20.2 - In honor of A Tale of Two Cities, read a book that takes place in at least two different countries.

20.3 - In honor of Great Expectations, a book that seems to be either beloved or despised, read a book from the top 200 of the exceeded expectations list
OR the top 100 of the would prefer a root canal list.

20.4 - In honor of A Christmas Carol, read a novel that looks forward to the future,
OR a novel that looks backward to the past. The time in which the book is set should be at least 25 years before/after the year of publication.

20.5 - In honor of David Copperfield, the most autobiographical of Dickens’ works, read an autobiography OR read an autobiographical novel included on this list or this page.

20.6 - In honor of Bleak House, read a book about courts, the legal system, or a book in which a lawyer or judge is the primary character.

20.7 - Elizabeth (Alaska)’s Task - Baby it's cold outside
Read a book where the author is from a country of which at least part is above the arctic circle: Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland (possession of Denmark), Canada, United States. Note: You can repeat this task, but each time the author must be from a different country. This task can be used for combo points, but again only time per country.

20.8 - Liz M’s Task - Fictional fiction
Read a novel that includes references to a fictional book (a non-existent book created specifically for the work of fiction): Books with Fiction Titles

20.9 - Krista’s Task - Take the High Road
As a counterpoint to Sam's devilish Fall Challenge task, read a book with one of the following words in the title (plurals are okay): Saint, Saintly, Santa; Angel, Angelic; Cherub; Seraph, Seraphim; Heaven, Heavenly; or Nirvana.

20.10 - Sam’s Task - Play the numbers
The winter Challenge is held in 2011 and 2012, in the 12th, 1st, and 2nd months. Read a book that was originally published in a year which contains the numerals 1 and 2, such as 2011, 1925, 1862, etc.

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