Book Challenge By Erin 10.0 Results and Bonus Round

In January, I announced my participating in Book Challenge by Erin 10.0 Click here to see my original post , which contains the books I intended to read as well as the titles I substituted after my reading plans changed.

There were 10  categories and these are the books I read to complete each prompt:
• 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages – An Absolutely, Remarkable Thing /Hank Green 
• 10 points: Read a book that was made into a movie – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
• 10 points: Read a book that is set in Europe – Girl At War by Sara Novic
• 15 points: Read a book that was a Newberry Award medal winner or honor book – After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson 
• 20 points: Read a book that is a friend or family member’s favorite…or the favorite book by another participant in this challenge – Raise The Titanic /Clive Cussler
• 20 points: Read a book originally published over 100 years ago – The Souls of Black Folk /W.E.B. du Bois Published 1903
• 25 points: Read a book with six words (and only six words) in the title – The Girl He Used to Know /Tracey Garvis Graves

• 30 points: Read a book with a compass or cardinal direction in the title –The Death of Mrs Westaway /Ruth Ware
• 30 points: Read a book that was originally published in a different language than your own – One Part Woman/Perumal Murugan 
• 35 points: Read a book that begins with the letter “N” – New People /Danzy Senna 

Although I’ve been participating in this challenge twice a year for several years, I have been lagging in the past few rounds but this time, I was spurred on by the reading pace of other participants and I finished with 6 weeks still to go. Yeah!

 

Since I finished the main challenge, I decided to push forward and try the bonus round as well. Round 2 consists of completing the prompts a second time with different books, but at least a half of the titles should already have been chosen by other participants (those titles are indicated below by *). Challenge hosts Erin and Vinay maintain a very-well updated database on Facebook so I decided to choose the following books:

  • 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages Me For You by Lolly Winston 
  • 10 points: Read a book that was made into a movie The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
  • 10 points: Read a book that is set in Europe Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield 
  • 15 points: Read a book that was a Newberry Award medal winner or honor book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary *
  • 20 points: Read a book that is a friend or family member’s favorite…or the favorite book by another participant in this challenge Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens *
  • 20 points: Read a book originally published over 100 years ago Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen * Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • 25 points: Read a book with six words (and only six words) in the title The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton *
  • 30 points: Read a book with a compass or cardinal direction in the title The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillipe *
  • 30 points: Read a book that was originally published in a different language than your own Beartown by Fredrik Backman *
  • 35 points: Read a book that begins with the letter “N” – Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty *

I’ll be updating this post as I read the books mentioned above so you can return to see my progress. Is this a reading challenge that you can see yourself participating in sometime?

Updated on May 1, 2019: I finished the bonus round by reading the titles highlighted in red above

And now, I wait for a month for the next challenge to be announced.

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