18 – 2011 Fall Book Challenge!

As a member of the Nest Book Club, I participate in our seasonal book challenges.  Our Fall Book Challenge (FBC) runs from October 1st through December 31st.  I’m pretty excited about this challenge.  We have some great challenges and I found some great books to fulfill those challenges.  Here’s the list of challenges and my book picks.  I’ve already finished two challenges!

5 Points
Since everyone’s been reading long books lately: short book (under 200 pages)The Giver by Lois Lowry
Book you already own (as of 10/1/11), but haven’t readHeist Society by Ally Carter
Since it’s getting dark earlier: book with dark cover (black, dark brown, dark blue, dark purple)And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Read a book and give it a better title a la betterbooktitles.com – I haven’t picked a book for this one yet.
Read a book with a picture or drawing of a person on the coverThe American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

10 Points
Book that’s had a movie made from itThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Biography or MemoirWhere You Left Me by Jennifer Gardner Trulson
Book by a “new to you” authorNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Book with an average of 4+ stars on Goodreads.comThe Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
Book with a food word in the title or a book about foodState of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

15 Points
Book by a British authorNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Read and discuss the Oct, Nov, or Dec NBC book or the Halloween bookA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (November NBC book)
In honor of Veteran’s Day, read a book set during or about a war (book can be fiction or non-fiction, but war must have happened in real life)Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Partner with a NBC member and suggest a book to each otherWill Grayson, Will Grayson – by John Green
Read a book published in 2011Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

25 Points
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? – No book for this category yet.
Read a book featured on either Jon Stewart or the Colbert Report, from any year.  Here’s some handy links for that:  www.colbertreportbooklist.com OR www.dailyshowbooklist.com – Decision Points by George W. Bush
Read a book about a religion other than your own–can be either fiction or non-fiction. – The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Read a book that spans across several generations of the same familyMaine by J. Courtney Sullivan
In honor of Halloween, read something scary: a horror story, a dystopian novel, or a nonfiction book about a creepy topicDivergent by Veronica Roth

I’m super excited about this season’s challenge!


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