Tuesday, December 31, 2019

#NJMBookChallenge2020

An additional challenge I found is hosted at Nicki J Markus’ blog.   This challenge has 25 prompts and allows for a book to count for multiple categories.  If you do the challenge, be sure to use the social media tag #NJMBookChallenge2020





My Selections:  


  1. book published in 2020 READ  Treason by Stuart Woods  2/11/20
  2. a non fiction book READ  Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl  NY Times Food Critic memoir  1/14/20 post
  3. a self published book READ False Flags by DS Kane 3/24/20
  4. a book set during an historical event READ The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  1/7/20 
    •    blog  post and Goodreads review
  5. a book made into a film/tv series ideas: Shrill by Lindy West; Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  6. a book with a bad boy hero plan to read: TBD
  7. a biography/autobiography READ Lab Girl by Hope Jahren  3/5/20
  8. pre 1900- plan to read: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  9. a book with a sassy heroine READ Death by Jack'OLantern by Alexis Morgan  1/13/20 
  10. a book with over 500 pages READ  The Secret History by Donna Tartt 3/27/20
  11. a book by multiple authors-READ 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 1/5/20   blog post
  12. a book you can read in a single day/session READ   Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder 1/3/20  blog post
  13. a book based on folklore/myth plan to read: TBD
  14. a book with images:  READ  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis 1/30/20
  15. book by a favorite author:  READ Stealth by Stuart Woods 1/27/20
  16. a work translated from another language  plan to read: Beartown by Frederik Backman
  17. a book with LGBTQIA Rep READ  Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman 3/18/20
  18.  a work by a debut author READ  :  Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner 2/17/20
  19. a supernatural tale plan to read:: TBD
  20. a book by a new to you author READ Let's Fake a Deal  by Sherry Harris  1/16/20
    •  blog post
  21. a book nominated for an award READ Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 2/4/20
  22. a spec-fic book ideas: 1984 by George Orwell; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  23. a book with an animal in the title READ  Dogs Don't Lie by Lisa Shay 3/27/20
  24. a book with a  season in the title plan to read: 
  25. a book set in another country  READ  Normal People by Sally Rooney 1/31/20

Sunday, December 29, 2019

2020 Wizarding World Tour



If you love Harry Potter ten this challenge is for you.  The HPOOTP- Flourish and Blotts Facebook group.   Is hosting the 2020 Wizarding World Tour Reading Challenge.   The premise is to complete a series of prompts which will enable you to successfully visit the different Wizarding schools around the world.  The creativity on this challenge is amazing.  You can visit as few or as many schools as you would like in 2020.  You need to join the Facebook group and then post your books in that group

In addition to the main Wizarding Tour there are other challenges and readathons in the group



My Journeys:


Beauxbatons

Castelobruxo

Durmstrang

Hogwarts

Ilvermorny

Koldovstoretz

  • Read a book by a Russian author
    • IDEAS TBD
  • Read a book tied to your roots (heritage)-  Scottish
  • Read a book set in a palace
  • Read a book written in or set in your favorite decade
    • IDEAS TBD
  • Read a book related to a serpent
    • IDEAS TBD
  • Read a book involving magic
  • Read a book involving potions
  • Read a book where the dust jacket and cover are different colors
    • IDEAS

Mahoutokoro

Uagadou


Popsugar 2020



Another of the big 50 book prompts is hosted by Popsugar.   There are 40 general topics and then 10 additional advanced topics.  The advanced are based on the year 2020 and have some creative prompts

This challenge can be found here.  There are There is an active Facebook page and Goodreads group for conversation and book recommendations.




My Selections



  1.  published in 2020.
  2.   by trans or non binary author 
  3. with a  great first line ideas: Middlesex by  Jeffrey Eugenides or The Martian by Andy Wier 
  4. about a book club ideas:  The Agatha Christie Book Club by C.A. Larmer
  5.  set in a city that has hosted the olympics  London
  6.  a bildungsroman 
  7. first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed ideas:  Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
  8.  with an upside down image on the cover 
  9. with a map ideas:  Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  10. recommended by your fav blog, vlog, podcast or online book club  ideas: 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 
  11. an anthology  ideas: Down the Rabbit Hole by JD Robb and more  or Ribbons of  Scarlet by Kate Quinn and more
  12.  that passes the Bechdel test
    1. same title as a tv show or movie but is unrelated to it  ideas:  Enigma  or Point Blank by Catherine Coulter ;  The Black Swan by 
    2.  by an author with flora or fauna in their name  
    3.  published in the month of your bday  
    4.  about or by a woman in STEM  

    5. that won an award in 2019  ideas:   TBD
    6. on a subject you know nothing about  ideas: Wizard  by Marc Seifer about Nikolai Tesla ;  This Is How It Always Is  by Laurie Frankel
    7.  with only words on the cover no images or graphics    
    8.  with a pun in the title 
    9.  featuring one of the 7 deadly sins  
    10.  with a robot, cyborg, AI character  
    11.  with a bird on the cover 
    12. fiction or non fiction about a world leader  ideas:  11/22/63 by Stephen King
    13. Gold, silver or bronze in title  ideas: Private Gold by James Patterson
    14. by a WOC  ideas:  Fire on the Track by  Roseanne Montillo
    15.  with at least a four star rating on goodreads  
    16. book you meant to read in 2019  ideas:  Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple   ;  Less by Andrew Sean Greer ; Eleanor Oliphant is Fine by   
    17.  about or involving social media 
    18.  that has a book on the cover 
    19. medical thriller  ideas:  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    20. with a made up language  ideas: Vox by  Christina Dalcher
    21. set in a country beginning with "C" ideas:  Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery;  Temperance Brennan book
    22.  you picked up because the title caught your attention   
    23.  with a 3 word title  
    24. with a  pink cover  ideas: Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs ; Slim to None by Jenny Gardiner;  Pink Suit by Nicole Kelby
    25. a Western  ideas: The Hunger by Alma Katsu
    26.  book by or about a journalist  
    27. read a banned book during banned books week  ideas:  And then there were none by Agatha Christie; Animal Farm or 1984 by George Orwell
    28.  fav prompt from a past popsugar reading challenge - 2019  prompt "featuring multiple Points of view"



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