Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Book Challenge Tasks

Spring book challenge (SBC) will run from 4/1/2012 until 6/30/2012.

5 pts
Read a book with an animal on the cover
Read a book with 15,000+ ratings (not reviews) on GR
Read a book from the Nestie created books you should read list (Nestie Must-Reads)
Read a book set in a place you've been
Read a book GR recommends for you

10 pts
Read a book from the 1001 books list
Read an Alex Award winner
Read an old NBC monthly pick (Past Book Club Selections)
Read a book most people read in high school but you haven't read
Read a book with an LGBT main character or author

15 pts
Read the April, May, or June NBC pick (Current Book Club Selections)
Read an Edgar Award winner or nominee
Read a 700+ page book
Read a history NF
Read a book that fits at least two of the other categories

25 pts

fabk: Read a book that was nominated for the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards. It can be from any category, winner or nominee.

anelms: Use whichbook to choose a book. You choose four of the categories on the right, click to open them and adjust the slider to your preference.

Slytherpuff: Read a book about which you keep saying "I'll read that later."

DuskwoodEmpire: Read something first published in 2012.

tevagirl: Since April is Autism Awareness Month and I work in Special Ed, my task is to read a book about someone with a special need. It could be either fiction or non-fiction.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

WBC 25 Point Tasks

Here are the 25 Point Tasks:

Booney - Read a "non-fiction" book about a paranormal subject (i.e. Bigfoot, Area 51, the Bermuda Triangle, telekinesis, the jersey devil, chupacabra, spontaneous combustion, yeti, the loch ness monster, hauntings or ghosts etc.). Do not read a novel with characters with telekinesis (such as Carrie) but a "non-fiction" book. I say "non-fiction" because, well....I don't know what else to call it. But the book has to be about the paranormal subject. Such as The Day After Roswell; or Into the Bermuda Triangle etc.

Julie37619 - Read any book from any of the Best American series (Best American Short Stories, Best American Non-Required Reading, Best American Essays, etc).

Read2Me - Read a book with a dessert in the title or about a baker/bakery and then bake something yummy and share with the board via picture (or you can mail each of us a sample for extra bonus points!).

MrandMrsBrist - Read a book (fiction or non-fiction) about a medical mystery.

tims_angel - Read two books in different genres by the same author. Post about which book/genre you liked better, why, and whether you would consider reading additional books by the same author in the other genre.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Book Challenge Tasks

WBC will run from 1/1/2012 until 3/31/2012. Below are the tasks.

5 Point Tasks

read a romance for Valentines Day
read a book with a winter word in the title (ice, snow, winter, cold, etc)
read a Newbery winner
read a Printz winner or honor book
read a play
reread one of your favorite books
read a book by a dead author
read a book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter
read a book that fits any of the 10 or 15 pt categories
read a book with an animal in the title

10 Point Tasks

read a collection of short stories
read a book with 4+ stars on GR
read a book published the year you graduated HS
listen to an audiobook
read a book by an author whose last name begins with J, F, or M
book not originally published in English, enter your favorite author, read a book by an author who pops up
read a book with an African American main character or author
give an author a second chance (you didn't like a book by that author earlier)
read a book you saw on a blog

15 Point Tasks

read a book with one of the 7 deadly sins in the title
read a book written before 1900
read a book about a disaster (natural or man-made)
read a western
read a book from Oprah's book club
read a book that fits an unfinished category from a previous challenge
read a science fiction book
read and discuss the Jan, Feb, or March NBC book
read a book by a celebrity or politician
read a biography of a woman for Women's History Month

In addition, there will be five 25 point tasks selected by random draw from the finishers of the Fall Book Challenge. The 25 point tasks will be announced some time around 1/1.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The 25 Point Tasks!

Here are the 25 point tasks for 2011 FBC. These creators of these tasks were chosen by random draw from the finishers of SuBC.

1) Jackiblack

Read a book that spans across several generations of the same family.

Here is a link to a post with ideas:

2) Pandasquishy

Read a book featured on either Jon Stewart or the Colbert Report, from any year. Here's some handy links for that:

Here is a link to a post with ideas:

3. sarahelisabethm

Ask your librarian/bookstore staff person for a recommendation. Post about the book they recommended, what you thought about it, and your overall experience. Was the person nice? Helpful? Mean?

4. hollymichael

Read a book about a religion other than your own--can be either fiction or non-fiction. A few that come to mind: The Chosen, Under the Banner of Heaven, Plain Truth.

Here is a link to a post with ideas:

5. Opalsky007

In honor of Halloween, read something scary: a horror story, a dystopian novel, or a nonfiction on a creepy topic.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FBC Spreadsheet

Here's a spreadsheet the lovely Jen748 created to track the tasks.

Also, as a reminder FBC runs from Oct 1st to Dec 31st!

Fall Book Challenge (FBC) Tasks

1. Since everyone's been reading long books lately: short book (under 200 pages)
2. Book you already own (as of 10/1/11), but haven't read
3. Since it's getting dark earlier: book with dark cover (black, dark brown, dark blue, dark purple)
4. Read a book and give it a better title a la
5. Read a book with a picture or drawing of a person on the cover

1. Book that's had a movie made from it
2. Biography or memoir
3. Book by a new to you author
4. Book with average of 4+ stars on GR
5. Read a book with a food word in the title or about food

1. Book by a British author
2. Read and discuss the Oct, Nov, or Dec NBC book or the Halloween book
3. IHO Veterans Day: Read a book set during or about a war (fiction or non)
4. Partner with a nestie and suggest a book to each other. Read that book.
5. Read a book published in 2011.

Still to be determined. I will update when we have the 25 point tasks!

Monday, June 20, 2011

2011 Summer Book Challenge 25 Point Tasks

1) KPOW - Read a non-fiction book from the NY Times Notable list from 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.There are 200 books to chose from.

Link to original post with details and ideas:

2009 List:

2008 List:

2007 List:

2006 List:

2) FABK - I was a huge fan of the TV show the Gilmore Girls. I have found a couple of lists online of the books read by Rory on the show, or that she quoted. So all you have to do is pick one of her books. Here is the good reads link to about 100 of the 200 books she "read".

Link to original post with details and ideas:

3) Zoieglow - In honor of the end of Harry Potter in July, read a Harry Potter book OR a book with a magic word in the title (for example, magic, wand, spell, witch, wizard, potion, etc). When you're done, learn a magic trick and come back and post what trick you learned and whether you amazed anyone. It can be a card trick, sleight of hand, anything.

Link to original post with details and ideas:

4) anelms - My task is to read a book that was on a bestseller list the year you were born.

Link to original post with details and ideas:

Link to a website with past bestseller lists:

5)MrsGinTN - Decided to let 6th place pick the task so we've got:

Ziggy23213 - Ask your DH/SO to pick out a book for you that they think you would enjoy. Post about why you think they picked it for you, and whether you actually enjoyed it or not. (If you are not in a relationship currently, have a close friend or family member pick a book for you.)

Link to original post with details and ideas: