Book Challenge by Erin 6.0

While there are still lots of books to be read in 2016, it’s also time to start thinking about this awesome reading challenge that starts on January 1st, 2017.Book Challenge By Erin 6.0

These are the rules for Erin’s Book Challenge 6.0:

  • The challenge runs 1/1/2017 to 4/30/17 and requires participants to read 10 books in 4 months for a maximum total of 200 points.
  • Each book (or its audiobook equivalent) must be at least 200 pages long.
  • Rereads can be used only once.
  • Each book can only represent one category. No doubling up.
  • Read the books in any order you choose.
  • The challenge is run on the Facebook page. Erin creates photo albums for each category based on every participant’s TBR submission. Comment on the photo for each of your books when you finish reading them – include a review, a rating or a recommendation so other readers can hear what you thought of your choice.

The Categories and My TBR

  1. 5 points:  200+ page freebie: Sisters, One, Two, Three/ Nancy Star
  2. 10 points: Title starts with the letter “W”: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours/ Helen Oyeyemi
  3. 10 points: Six-word title: A Tale for the Time Being/ Ruth Ozeki
  4. 15 points: Mostly green cover: We Are The Ants/ Shaun David Hutchinson
  5. 20 points: Homonym in the title: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings/ Maya Angelou (Homonym – Know/No)
  6. 20 points: Favorite author: Paris for One/ JoJo Moyes
  7. 25 points: Set in New York City: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close/ Jonathan Safran Foer
  8. 30 points:  A “Rory Gilmore” book: Everything Is Illuminated/ Jonathan Safran Foer
  9. 30 points: Genre that you rarely read: Saint Anything/ Sarah Dessen YA/ Teen Fiction
  10. 35 points: Time travel:  Slaughterhouse Five/ Kurt Vonnegut


There’s still time to sign up for this challenge if you’d like to ring in 2017 with some fellow bookworms. Are you in?

8 Comments Add yours

  1. I suck at challenges, somehow I end up reading entirely different books!! XD Lol maybe I would join? JUST DO NOT KNOW. great picks!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      I do that too and there are lots of other participants who do the same thing. I’m sure Erin has a hard time keeping up with us but it’s totally okay to change your book list as you read. Last challenge, I think I might have subbed about 5 of the 10 books I’d originally chosen. I hope you sign up. Last one was really fun.


  2. Oooh these are good choices. Still working on mine, but excited about the categories and everyone’s picks so far. Saint Anything was pretty cute. 🙂 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks. I wanted to get my preliminary list up before next week but I already know I’ll change at least one of these books. I’ve never stuck to my TBR.


  3. That’s so interesting! Whilst I’m not up to scratch for a full challenge yet, I did get round to reading that book I was talking to you about! Okay…I listened to the audiobook. But it was the first time in forever that I’d lost myself in a non-fiction piece of work, and I loved it. x

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  4. Kate W says:

    Good luck!
    I’m not too bad at challenges but a four-month time limit would be a little restrictive – I choose books on a whim!
    Enjoy the Foer – it’s a fantastic book.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks Kate. I’ve never read Foer before but I just bought one of his books and am looking forward to being wowed.

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  5. Sounds fun! Going to check it out! I haven’t really read for leisure for awhile mostly read for school and have been recently reading more personal development books, which I do enjoy BUT nothing beats a good story. Somehow I’ve always felt so much more imaginative and engaged when surrounded by a good book over TV. Glad I caught this challenge in time! Thanks for sharing!


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