The Goodreads Winter Challenge (Part 1)

Yes, I know, reading-challenge-whore over here.

Actually, do you know what? I’m NOT. I only take part in the Semi-Charmed Reading Challenge, and the Goodreads seasonal one (and this is only the second time I’ve joined the latter).

What I love about the Goodreads is this:

  • It’s long – meaning it will keep me busy AF
  • It’s complicated – meaning I’ll have a ton of fun simply thinking about what books suit what categories
  • It’s huge – meaning there are people to stalk for more reading inspiration

Don’t get me wrong, there’s no way in hell I can tick off everything in this challenge before the deadline, but that doesn’t really matter to me.

So, to summarise how it works, the categories are all worth a number of points, and you have to try and get as many points as possible. That’s it.

Because of its aforementioned epic nature, I’m breaking my preliminary reading list down into multiple posts – today I’m just covering the 5 pointers.

5.1 – Read a book written by an author whose first and last name initials can be found in ANCIENT. Letters may only be used as often as they appear.

Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende

5.2 – Read a book set at least 50% in a location of an ancient wonder: Egypt, Iraq, Greece, Turkey.

The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters (set in Egypt)

5.3 – Read a book that is first in a series.

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

5.4 –  Read a book that fits one of the Fall 2016 5, 10 or 15 point tasks.

The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek

(Formerly 5.1 – Read a book about books)

5.5 – Read a book with the number of pages as listed on Goodreads that includes the number 1 or 2. 

The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Praag

(326 pages)

5.6 –  Read a book written by an author named “Nicholas” or any of the related names found at Behind the Name- Nicholas such as Nick, Colin, Nils, Nicole, Colette. 

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

5.7 – Read a book from this list of Popular Ancient Books 

The Iliad by Homer

5.8 – Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle from the names used by various Native American tribes to describe the winter season’s moons: long, night, cold, wolf, old, snow, hunger.

Amy Snow by Tracy Rees

5.9 – Read a book that was FIRST published in a year that contains the numbers 2 AND 5 such as 1952, 2005 or 2015.

Radical Self Love by Gala Darling

(First published 2015)

5.10- Read a book of your choice. 

The Memory Game by Nicci French

(But this one is likely to change!)
I’ll see you next time for the 10 point tasks!


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