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!
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 read – Heist 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 cover – The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Book that’s had a movie made from it – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Biography or Memoir – Where You Left Me by Jennifer Gardner Trulson
Book by a “new to you” author – Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Book with an average of 4+ stars on Goodreads.com – The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
Book with a food word in the title or a book about food – State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
Book by a British author – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Read and discuss the Oct, Nov, or Dec NBC book or the Halloween book – A 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 other – Will Grayson, Will Grayson – by John Green
Read a book published in 2011 – Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
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 family – Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
In honor of Halloween, read something scary: a horror story, a dystopian novel, or a nonfiction book about a creepy topic – Divergent by Veronica Roth
I’m super excited about this season’s challenge!