Book Challenge by Erin 8.0 runs between January 1 and April 30. Below is the list of challenge categories and the books I chose to meet each one. A red highlight means I read the book
Read a book that….
• 5 points: is at least 200 pages Hunger /Roxane Gay
• 10 points: starts with the letter “L” Lincoln In The Bardo /George Saunders
• 10 points: has a (mostly) red cover Best Day Ever / Kaira Rouda
• 15 points: has a character’s name in the title Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine /Gail Honeyman read
• 20 points: appears on this list: https://bookriot.com/2017/04/11/100-books-with-plot-twists/ Life of Pi /Yann Martel
• 20 points: has the words “house” or “home” in the title Home /Marilynne Robinson
• 25 points: the author’s first and last name begins with the same letter The White Tiger /Aravind Adiga
• 30 points: was originally published in a different language than your own The Story of the Lost Child /Elena Ferrante
• 30 points: has most of the action taking place on a form of transportation The Woman in Cabin 10 /Ruth Ware
• 35 points: has a character that suffers from a debilitating physical illness Family Tree /Susan Higgs
I finished! I read the last of the 10 books this weekend and it was a novel that I might not have picked up now if not for trying to complete this list. That’s the thing I enjoy about participating in these kinds of challenges – that while I can usually read anything anytime, it’s fun to have a reason to pick up a specific book now and to make sure I finish it instead of just setting it aside during a slow moment in the plot.
Anyone else did this reading challenge? What was the best / most difficult part?