Saturday, October 31, 2009

4 Month Challenge

I have to admit, this one makes me feel JUST a little bit crazy....

From the challenge page:

November 1st will be the beginning of twenty all new challenges and I hope that everyone will join me again. I’m posting this now so everyone can start going through their libraries to find books for each category. Rules/guidelines will be posted November 1st when the challenge starts.

Here's my list:

5 Point Challenges

Read a book with a proper name in the title - Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Read a book about a queen or king - The King's Rose by Alissa Libby

Read a book by a Bronte - Villette by Charlote Bronte

Read a book about Vampires - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Read a book by V.C. Andrews - Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

10 Point Challenges

Read a book by Canadian author - Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards

Read a book by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Read a book set in France - City of Darkness, City of Light by Marge Piercy

Read a book by Georgette Heyer - A Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer

Read an ‘art’ themed book. - Van Gogh's Women by Derek Fell

15 Point Challenges

Read a book with a Civil War theme (any country) - In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Edward Ayers

Read a book with characters inspired by King Arthur or about King Arthur/Camelot - Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey

Read a biography/autobiography - The Woman Who Ran for President by Lois Beachy Underhill

Read a book related to or something by Shakespeare - Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Read a book by an author born in November, December, January or February - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

20 Point Challenges

Read a book with a wintery theme (Christmas, snow, ice, freezing etc.) - The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden (11/14/09, 10/10)

Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Read a book that begins with A and one that begins with Z - Antonio's Wife by Jacqueline Dejohn

Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Read a book from The Modern Library Top 100 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Read a book and then write a review - ???

I'm aware the odds are against me, but I love the variety in the challenge, and it will be good for me to stretch myself a little.


raidergirl3 said...

I'll be interested to hear your opinion of Mercy Among the Children. And we have some similar books listed. Have fun with this challenge.

bermudaonion said...

You are going challenge crazy! Have fun!

Jenners said...

Interesting challenge but a bit daunting!!!