Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! So I know that in this post I said that I was not planning on joining any book challenges for 2017 but I just found an invitation to join this challenge and it sounds really fun and a good way to get some of my backlist completed. So what the hell, I’m going to go for it! I’m a little late signing up but better late than never. So the details…
Book Challenge 6.0 is a twice a year book challenge hosted by Erin @ TexErin-in-SydneyLand. This challenge is divided into ten categories, each with a point value. The goal is to read 10 books total, one for each category. No overlapping. Each book must also be at least 200 pages long. The challenge begins at 12:00 am on January 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 pm April 30, 2017 in whatever time zone you are in. Click on the above link for a more in depth look at the rules.
Freebie: Read a book that is at least 200 pages (5 points)
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (584 pages) – I chose this one because one of my later choices is the third book in this trilogy but I haven’t read this one yet. I loved the first book and I’ve really been meaning to read the rest of the trilogy sooner rather than later so this challenge is perfect timing.
Read a book that starts with the letter “W” (10 points)
Windwitch by Susan Dennard (400 pages) – This one was the perfect choice because it is one of my #1 most anticipated reads of 2017 which means I want to read it immediately when it is released on January 10, 2017.
Read a book with six words in the title (10 points)
Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (827 pages) – I am bound and determined to read the rest of the main Outlander books during this challenge. The book before this one will also be a part of this challenge fitting in one of the below categories.
Read a book that has a (mostly) green cover (15 points)
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (576 pages) – I’ve been waiting far too long to finish this trilogy which is why I decided to include books 2&3 in this challenge. I also chose this one because I don’t have many green books that I haven’t already read haha.
Read a book with a homonym in the title (20 points)
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen (352 pages) – I’ve wanted to read this one for a few years now and it was one of the only ones I could think of that I own with a homonym in the title.
Read a book by your favorite author (20 points)
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon (1149 pages) – Most of my other favorite authors I have already read all of their books so I decided that this would be the perfect time to finish off the main books of the Outlander series so this book fits perfectly for this category.
Read a book set in the city/town/state/terrirory/county/province where you live (25 points)
Dear America: Land of the Buffalo Bones (224 pages) – This one just barely fit the bill at a little over 200 pages. But most of the other books I own that take place in Minnesota I have already read.
Read a “Rory Gilmore” book (30 points)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (320 pages) – I have a side challenge on my blog to read as many Rory Gilmore books as I possibly can so this was the perfect category for me. I decided to go with this book after watching Penny Dreadful being intrigued by the character on the show based on this book.
Read a book from a genre that you’ve never read (or rarely read) (30 points)
Cheyenne Raiders by Robert Jordan (336 pages) – I don’t think I have ever read a book in the Western genre specifically so this is a first for me. I absolutely love Robert Jordan’s writing in The Wheel of Time series so I’m hoping he does this genre just as well.
Read a book with time travel (35 points)
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (464 pages) – This has been on my TBR since before it was released so I’m really excited that time travel was one of the categories for this challenge so it would finally get my butt in gear to read this.
If all goes according to plan I could have 5,232 pages read by the end of April. I’m hoping to get a good start on this challenge right away in January. Are you participating in this challenge? What books would you choose for these categories?