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2010 Winter Book Challenge

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5 Point Tasks


Read a book while curled up in bed or in a bubble bath 


Read a book you picked out at the library (actually browse, not just order online)


Read a book with a place in the title (street, city, country, store, etc)

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

The House on Legare Street by Karen White

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Hemlock Bay by Catherine Coulter

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan


Read a book by your favorite author or in your favorite genre


Post a clicky poll with five choices and read the book other Nesties pick


Read a book with one of the following on the cover: flower, candy, chocolate, wine, jewelry, or a heart OR a book with a red or pink cover


Read a book with a woman as the main character


Since we are in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd month, read a book in first, second, or third person or with 1, 2, or 3 points of view coinciding with the month you read it (In March, read a book in third person or with three points of view)

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (March)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (in January)


Read a book that makes you think of the beach or of warmer weather


Read any book of your choosing


10 Point Tasks


Read the book that has been on your TBR list or shelf the longest


Read a book written in diary, letter, journal, or email form

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Bridget Jones' Diary

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The Boy Next Door by Meggin Cabot

These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

Susan's Diary to Nicholas by James Patterson



Read a book about a rivalry


Read a book with an African American main character or written by an African American

Anything by Toni Morrison, Ernest Gaines, or Alice Walker

Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers

Native Son by Richard Wright

Any of the Alex Cross series by James Patterson


Read a book about something we are free to do in honor of National Freedom Day


Read a book set in Ireland, written by an Irish author, or with a green cover

In the Woods by Tana French

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt


Read a book with a circle or any other shape on the cover


Read a bestseller from the last decade (from any bestseller list 2000-2009)


Read a book set in the future

Any of the In Death series by J.D. Robb

The Road by Cormac McCarthy


Read a book with 500 pages


15 Point Tasks


Read two books set on different sides of the country or the world


Read the longest book on your TBR list or shelf


Read a book where the main character goes through a major change or makes a resolution

Dry. A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

Covert by Bob Delaney


Read a book about someone who has a health condition or helps someone who does

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert


Read January, February, or March's book club book and participate in the discussion


Read a book by an author from your state, a state where you have lived, or a state where you would like to live


Read a book you think would make a good movie


Read a book with 600 pages

Saffron Skies by Leslie Lokko


Read a book in a genre you don't normally read


Read a science fiction novel


25 Point Tasks


Read a classic that was not originally written in English that is more than 500 pages long

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Don Quixote by Cervantes

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky


The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas

The Iliad by Homer

The Odyssey by Homer

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenin by Leo Tolstoy

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrin Undset

Germinal by Émile Zola


Reread a book that you have given 5 stars too.  Then read a book listed on GR as "People who read this book also read...."  that you have not previously read.  If you don't have GR, reread a favorite and check Amazon for "customers who viewed this also viewed..." Neither of these books can be YA.


Read a graphic novel

Stitches by David Small

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons


Read a Classic and a spinoff/sequel to that classic by another author

Pride and Prejudice / Pride and Prejudice and Zombies / Bridget Jones' Diary

Sense and Sensibility / Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Gone With The Wind / Scarlett / Rhett Butler's People

Dracula / Dracula, The Undead

Little Women / March

Frankenstein / The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Catcher in the Rye / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / Bright Lights, Big City / A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Alice in Wonderland / Alice I Have Been

The Mystery of Edwin Drood / Drood

The Wizard of Oz / Wicked

Sherlock Holmes / Sherlock in Love

Moby Dick / Ahab's Wife

Rebecca / Mrs. DeWinter

Beauwulf / Grendel

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Finn


Read a non-fiction book about travel or food and either plan a trip or cook a meal based on what you read






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