Hosted by Beth Fish Reads
I’m truly not really going to do too many challenges in 2011, but this challenge doesn’t require too many books and I love the “treasure hunt” aspect to it. Here are the details.
Here’s How It Works
Between January 1 and December 31, 2011, read one book in each of the following categories:
- A book with a number in the title: First to Die, Seven Up, Thirteen Reasons Why
- A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Diamond Ruby, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Opal Deception
- A book with a size in the title: Wide Sargasso Sea, Small Wars, Little Bee
- A book with travel or movement in the title: Dead Witch Walking, Crawling with Zombies, Time Traveler’s Wife
- A book with evil in the title: Bad Marie, Fallen, Wicked Lovely
- A book with a life stage in the title: No Country for Old Men, Brideshead Revisited, Bog Child
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.
Other Things to Know
- Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
- Books may overlap other challenges.
- Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
- Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
- You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
- You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
My Potential Reading List
- A book with a number in the title: Ten Degrees of Reckoning by Hester Rumberg or Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
- A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History by Scott Andrew and Greg Campbell or Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of A Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
- A book with a size in the title: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters or The Big Overeasy by Jasper Fforde
- A book with travel or movement in the title: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
- A book with evil in the title: How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown
- A book with a life stage in the title: How To Talk To A Widower by Jonathan Tropper or The Widow’s Season by Laura Brodie