Book Challenge by Erin 7.0

Counting the days to Book Challenge by Erin 7.0. Is it time yet?

It’s time for Book Challenge by Erin 7.0!

Yay, reading! This will be my third or fourth time participating, and I’m jazzed about the categories for Book Challenge by Erin 7.0. Here are the books I’m reading. Yes, I have selected ten. Yes, I know you can count. Two are on the kindle, and two are still to be checked out from the library.

In case you’re unfamiliar with Erin’s book challenges, she runs them twice a year with different categories each time. You select a book of your choice to fulfill each challenge. For me, that’s the really fun aspect of the challenge–finding a book that fits both my reading interests and the particular category. The joy of the quest–sort of like those childhood scavenger hunts. Do kids still do scavenger hunts? I also enjoy seeing the books that others pick and reading their comments. All in all, I am so happy to have found this group of eager readers to hang with!

For details of Book Challenge by Erin 7.0, check out Erin’s information page here. And don’t forget the most important criteria–have fun.

· 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages

Dead Certain by Adam Mitzner

· 10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “B”

By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz

· 10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) yellow cover

Give Up the Ghost by Juliet Blackwell

· 15 points: Read a book that has a picture of an animal on the cover

sit! stay! speak! by Annie England Noblin

· 20 points: Read a book that was published in 2017

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

· 20 points: Read a book with a compass or cardinal direction in the title

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

(This is a book I’ve long been meaning to re-read. So glad to have the push I needed.)

· 25 points: The ALA’s “Banned Books Week” occurs while our challenge is happening. Read a book from this list of the most commonly banned books

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

(Love this category! I try to read a banned book every year. I’ve already exhausted all the ghost novels on the list.)

· 30 points: Read a fictional book about mental illness

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

· 30 points: Read a book with a non-human main character; i.e. animals, elves, gods, robots, merpeople, etc.

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

· 35 points: Read a book a Disney movie was based on OR a book based on a Disney movie

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

(The novel Pollyanna made its debut in 1912. The copy I own was published in 1946. Don’t you love old books? I do.)

So, those are the categories and my selections. I can hardly wait to get started! I hope you check out this reading challenge, too. I’d love to see you in the group. Remember, for details of Book Challenge by Erin 7.0, check out Erin’s information page here.

Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? Do tell!

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