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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Semi-Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge #SCWBC16


This seasonal reading challenge is being hosted by Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life.


General Guidelines:
  • The challenge will run from November 1, 2016, to January 31, 2017. No books started before 12 a.m. on November 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on January 31 will count.
  • Each book must be at least 150 pages long. Audiobooks and large-print books are fine, as long as the regular print version meets the length requirement.
  • A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once.
  • The highest possible total is 200 points, and the first five people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the summer 2017 challenge.
  • Have fun! Read some books you might not have read otherwise. Discover new authors and make new bookworm friends. (Yes, these are the most important rules!)

Challenge Categories:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long.
10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes:National Book AwardMan Booker or Man Booker International.
10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017).
15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you.
15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you.
20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classic (e.g. an Austen Project novel, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, etc.) — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Kaity.
25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title. — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Kerry. (And she was nice enough to come up with a long list of suggestions for you!)
30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name. (Alternate spellings are okay, e.g. Megan and Meghan or Smith and Smyth.) — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Ericka.
30 points: Read two books: a nonfiction book and a fiction book with which it connects. For example: A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie and one of Christie's mystery novels that features poison, or The Monuments Men and All the Light We Cannot See. The possibilities are endless, so have fun with this one! — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Bev. (And remember you must finish both books to get the 30 points! No partial points will be awarded.)
40 points: Read two books: one by an author whose first name is the same as the last name of the author of the other book. For example: You may read a book by Martin Cruz Smith and a book by George R.R. Martin, or a book by James Joyce and a book by Joyce Carol Oates. The shared name must be spelled exactly the same, no variations. — Submitted by SCSBC16 winnerJamie. (And remember you must finish both books to get the 40 points! No partial points will be awarded.)


Here are some books from my TBR mountain that fit into the categories:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long.

10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes: National Book AwardMan Booker or Man Booker International. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017). Dead Girl's Society by Michelle Krys

15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classic. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title. Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath

30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name. Physics Can Be Fatal by Elissa D. Grodin

30 points: Read two books: a nonfiction book and a fiction book with which it connects. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne and Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

40 points: Read two books: one by an author whose first name is the same as the last name of the author of the other book. Lexicon by Max Barry and I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga


If you wish to join me in the challenge, just click on the badge at the beginning of the post! Thanks to Megan for hosting!

2 comments:

  1. Whoop! Glad to see you back again. :) Just one note - for the award finalist, it should be from this year (2016). I think The Handmaid's Tale might be a little older than that. ;) Although I love that you're using your TBR, and you should definitely read The Handmaid's Tale anyway! It's a classic.

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    1. Ah, yes, I totally missed the "2016" part! Thanks for catching that one for me. I will have to take a look at those lists!

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