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
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.
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