Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Book Challenge of 2019



I'm not very much into challenges anymore these days. Man, remember when I was? That was fun times. But the friends at book club were talking about this one the other night that our local independent used book store is doing and it looks fun.. .and challenging... to me.

And I'm happy to support this bookstore with money, as many of the categories are specific to the store itself, and the point of the challenge is to not only challenge the reader, but to get people to the store, and so I thought... why not?

Anyway. Here's the fun list:

First book in a series
Man Booker Prize winner or nominee
Book by female author
Book recommended by friend or family
Newbery Award winner or honor
Pioneer Book “Employee Pick”
Book by an African-American author
Book from the “Self-help” section
Book by an author you’ve never heard of
Oprah’s Book Club selection
Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller from the 1960s
Book by a Nobel Prize winning author
Book with a red cover
Play or screenplay
Book from the “Poetry” section
Collection of short stories
National Book Award winner or nominee
Book from the “Nature/Ecology” section
Book from the “New Arrivals” display at Pioneer Book
Book you’ve never heard of
Book set in or written about your home state
Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller from the 1970s
Pioneer Book “Customer Pick”
Pulitzer Prize winner or nominee
Book from the “Biography” section
Book by an author born over 100 years ago
Book from the “US History” section
Book from the “Sports” section
Book with a strong female lead
Book published the year you were born
Book involving the ocean
Non-fiction book you probably disagree with
Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller from the 1980s
Book translated into English
Hugo or Nebula winner or nominee
Book from the “Westerns” section
Book from the “True Crime” section
Christmas or holiday book
History of a foreign country
Book with 500+ pages
Book from the “Science” section
Book from the “Bestsellers” display at Pioneer Book
Book set in or written about Utah

Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller from the 1990s

If we the readers accomplish the list, we get $50 store credit. Fun, yes? I will have to pretty much make all my reading fit this list! Let's see how it goes, yes?

4 comments:

  1. Yay! You're joining! :D Woot woot! :D

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  2. Even though I don't live in Provo, I'm doing this challenge, too! I'm there enough to justify it :) And $50 credit is the best reward. Good luck with it!

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