Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Four Month Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Virgine Says and begins November 1st. I really like the topics covered in this challenge.

Click here for the rules and to sign up. This challenge is a bit different from others, in the fact that you get awarded points for reading books in certain categories.

The points & categories are as follows, along with my tentative book choices:

5 Point Challenges
Read a book with a proper name in the title - Alice I Have Been
Read a book about a queen or king - The Life of Queen Elizabeth I
Read a book by/about a Bronte - Romancing Miss Bronte
Read a book about Vampires - The Vampire Lestat

Read a book by V.C. Andrews - might skip. Not a fan.

10 Point Challenges
Read a book by Canadian author - The Birth House
Read a book by Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
Read a book set in France - Abundance
Read a book by Georgette Heyer - The Nonesuch
Read an ‘art’ themed book. - Creation of Eve

15 Point Challenges
Read a book with a Civil War theme - Beautiful Creatures
Read a book with characters inspired by King Arthur or about King Arthur/Camelot - Here Lies Arthur
Read a biography/autobiography - Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures
Read a book related to or something by Shakespeare - Shakespeare's Wife
Read a book by an author born in November, December, January or February - A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver (E.L. Konigsburg was born in February)

20 Point Challenges
Read a book with a wintery theme (Christmas, snow, ice, freezing etc.) - You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - The Road
Read a book that begins with A and one that begins with Z - Alphabetical Life/Zookeeper's Wife
Read a book from The Modern Library Top 100 - Ragtime
Read a book and then write a review- 1984 by George Orwell

My total for the 4MC was 145 points. Not too bad...


Veens said...

I did the 1st set, it got me 155 points YAY! This one is a bit more difficult.. coz.. i dnt have MANY books.. and i m not in a mood to buy right now :)

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Yeah, I'm trying to stick to titles I own or know are at the library already.

writergal said...

Definitely read Agnes Grey. I highly recommend it. In fact it's my favorite Bronte book, though I still need to read Villette.

Interesting challenge. VC Andrews always creeped me out. I've never read any of her books but Flowers in the Attic just sounded very odd.