The Goodreads Winter Challenge (Part 4)

With any reading challenge, I always tackle the high point tasks first. Predominantly, because if I’m not going to read all the books, I want to finish the challenge with as many points as humanly possible.
I don’t know if this tactic actually helps me accomplish that, because to get more points you have to read more books, but in my brain it makes sense.

20.1. This is a ONE book task. Please choose from the options below.

Option 1 – Read a book whose author’s* initials can be found in the word CARIBBEAN. Letters may be used as often as they appear in the phrase. Middle initials may be used or ignored.

The Original Dream by Nukila Amal

Option 2 – Read a book set in one of the Caribbean countries or written by an author who was born or currently lives in one of the Caribbean countries.

20.2. Please select ONE task from the following:
REQUIRED: Identify in your post the option you chose.

Option 1 – Read a book that includes one of these words in the title/subtitle or series title: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, Spades, Card, or Cards. No variations permitted.

Option 2 – Read a book with either a two word title in which both words begin with the same letter, or by an author with the same beginning letter for first & last name. Middle names/initials should be ignored. No books with multiple authors can be used.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Option 3 – Read a book that is # 1, 2 or 3 of a series, and with a title beginning with the letters M, R, or E. If the book is #1 in a series, the title must begin with the letter M; #2, the letter R; #3, the letter E.

Option 4 – Read a book with a balloon or a ball on the cover.

Option 5 – Read a book about someone who makes chocolates or the chocolate industry. By “industry” I mean to include everything from growing cacao beans, to selling the final product.

20.3. This is a one book challenge. Your book must have at least 300 pages.

Option A – Read a book by Charles Dickens

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

Option B – Read a book set in one of these U.S. states, which uses the designation Commonwealth in its official state name: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania or Virginia. While a character may travel to another place for part of the story, at least 80% of the action must take place in ONE of the states listed above.

Option C – Read a book first published in a year ending with the number 7.

Option D – Read a work from one of the authors on this list. It does not have to be the work featured in the piece: Rejected Authors Who Found Success

20.4. Choose one of the following options.

Option 1 – Read a book with a skeleton, skull, or bones on the cover or one of these words in the title or subtitle.

A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris

Option 2 – Read a book by an author called Jack or who has a name related to Jack. You can check this list at Behind the Name – Jack

20.5. This is a one book task. Choose one of the following options.

Option 1 – Read a book from the first 5 pages of this Goodreads list:
Big Fat Books Worth the Effort

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Option 2 – Read a book that is a collection of short stories or essays.

20.7. Pick one book from these options.

Option 1 – Read a book that has 2 “I”s AND 2 “E”s in the title/subtitle – more than 2 of both/either are okay


American Witches by Susan Fair

Option 2 – Read a non-fiction book with the main page genre science or health.

20.8 – This is a one book task, so choose one book from one of the following options.

Option 1 – Read a book where the author’s initials can be found in the word PROOFREADING. Middle initials may be ignored.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Option 2 – A Homonym is a word that is pronounced the same but has a different meaning. A heterograph is a type of homonym that has same pronunciation and a different spelling and meaning.

Read a book with a heterograph in the title/subtitle, from one of the following lists:
Heterographs I
Heterographs II

Option 3 – Read a book with a main page genre holiday or Christmas.

20.10 – Read one of the group reads:
For Nonfiction – History of Science: The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

For 2016 Debut Author Fiction: Homegoing

For Opposites Attract: The Prince and the Pauper.

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain


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