Some of the important factors are:* The challenge will run from January 1, 2015, to April 30, 2015. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on January 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on April 30 will count. (We live in different time zones – follow this according to your own time zone.)
* Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audio books are fine too.
* A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book, or change the book you originally chose, no worries.
* You can read your books in any order you choose.
* Rereads can be used only once. If a book you love fits into a category, go ahead and visit it
5 points: Read a book, any book that is at least 200 pages long.
The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken | 286 Pages
10 points: Read a book that begins with the “A”, “An”, or “The”.
The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken | 275 Pages
10 points: Read a book with a two word title.
Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren | Not Published Yet.
15 points: Read a book with an animal in the title.
(Examples: Animal Farm by George Orwell, Dog on It by Spencer Quinn, The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans)
Undecided - Do you have any suggestions for me?!
20 points: Take the first letter of your first name…Read a book that the title begins with that letter. (Examples: Erin – title should begin with E; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer or The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld will count too)
20 points: Read a book set in any country in Europe.
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young | 372 Pages (This is a re-read for me!)
25 points: Read a book from the NPR’s guide of great books from 2014. (There are so many books from a variety of genres in this list; good luck choosing!) http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2014/#/_
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson | 371 Pages
30 points: Read a book by a favourite author that is not a re-read. (submitted by Shana)
Better When He's Bad by Jay Crownover | 384 Pages
30 points: Read a book by a comedian or comedic actor. (submitted by Ann Marie)
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler | 329 Pages
35 points: Read a book about science, discovery, or a scientific process – non-fiction only. (submitted by Susan)
This list should help: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/692.Best_Science_Books_Non_Fiction_Only : There are 822 books on this list. I don’t know if they all are what Susan had in mind, but any of them should work for the challenge.
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan | 264 Pages
There were a few books on my last challenge I ended up changing, but I don't foresee that happening with this challenge. It's a lot more pliable to fit my likes!
Have you read any of these books?