Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Spring Book Challenge List

Here it is...THE LIST. The list of categories that will mold my reading list for the next three months. The spring list feels a little more daunting than the winter list...There aren't as many vague topics where I could perhaps fit a book that I'm really wanting to read so I may stray from this challenge more than I did in the Winter challenge. We'll see though! My ideas for what to read for some categories are written under the category. I will bold the titles as I finish them.

5 Point Tasks:
1. In Honor of Mother’s Day read a book about motherhood (fiction or non-fiction) or with the word mother in the title.
· Jewel by Bret Lott
2. Read a book that is released in April, May, or June of 2009.
· Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
3. Read 2 of your favorite childhood chapter books.
· The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis and Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
4. Read a book with a one-word title.
· Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
5. Read a book with a flower or plant in the title.
· The Winter Rose
· The Mask of the Black Tulip
6. Read a book with a Spring word in the title (Ex: rain, sun, showers, Easter, Grass, Egg)
· The Art of Racing in the Rain
7. Read a book with one of these words in the title: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, or wedding (As June is the big wedding month)
8. Close your eyes and point to a book on your bookshelf/tbr pile and read that book.
9. Read a book about Baseball.
· The Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger
10. Read a book with the name of a character or person in the title.
· Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

10 Point Tasks:
1. Listen to an audio book.
· Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
2. Read a collection of short stories/ poetry.
3. Read a book that takes place in your city/state.
· A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton
4. Read a book written by a Hispanic author.
· Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
5. Read a book by a Gay, Lesbian or Transgender author or with a GLT character.
· Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
6. Read a Classic.
· Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7. Read a book where the main character is a child.
· The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
8. Read a book your Husband/Significant other picked for you.
9. Read a True Crime Book.
10. Read a book about a war/soldier
· They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

15 Point Tasks:
1. Read one of the NBC books (April, May, or June) and participate in the discussion.
· A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle (April book)
2. Read a book that was required of you to read in High School that you didn’t finish or appreciate.
· The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Read a book from the 1001 books you should read before you die.
· Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
4. Finish a book you started and never finished (You can’t be more than half way through).
· Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
5. Read the book that has had a movie counterpart released in 2009.
· Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
6. Read a book with the title format "The _____'s ______." (like The Pilot's Wife, The Time-Traveler's Wife, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, etc)
7. Read a Pulitzer Prize winner.
· The Road by Cormac McCarthy
8. Read a book where the character/or author has the same first name as you or your husband/significant other.
9. Read a book that was released the year you were born.
· The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
10. Hook up with a nestie and read the book they tell you to.

25 Point Tasks:
  1. Stephen King/Richard Bachman novel
    · The Mist by Stephen King
  2. Historical fiction AND a nonfiction on the same subject
  3. Read a book from genre you do not normally
    · Enduring Justice by Amy Wallace
  4. Read a book and cook a meal inspired by it
  5. Book inspired by a song you like. Write song verse/haiku and share on NBC · The Host by Stephanie Meyer

If you have any ideas for the categories that are blank, feel free to leave a comment with a suggestion! Some of the ones (like "read a book with a one word title") have so many options that I didn't want to commit to one in writing so I can just read whatever I feel like. But others I just don't have any ideas for yet!

8 comments:

  1. Where did you get this cool list of book tasks with points? very cool

    Suggestions:
    -Emily Griffins has a good chick lit set called Something Borrowed and its sequel, Something Blue
    -Last Days of Summer was really good!
    - True Crime Book -Both Devil in the White City and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher were good true crime books I've read. Ooh, and don't forget Capote's In Cold Blood

    I could come up with lots of suggestions

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  2. i'm actually doing one of those challenges, unintentionally! i picked up the audio book 'daddy's girl' by lisa scottoline because the main character's name is my name--natalie. it's a kick to hear the author say my name over and over..and to call the character NAT, something my friends and family call me. see, simple things make me happy. :)

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  3. This challenge list was put together by one of the girls on Thenest.com message board called "Nest Book Club" You can go on the message board and discuss books with other 'nesties' (or cooking or cleaning or money, etc. depending on what board you go to) and there's a monthly book club discussion on a chosen book. Here's the Challenge Blog:
    http://thebookclubchallenge.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for stopping by!

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