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2013 Summer Book Challenge

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5 points 

  • IHO July 4th read a book set somewhere in the USA
  • Canadian author or Giller Prize nominee, since its Canada Day July 1st.  http://www.scotiabank.com/gillerprize/0,,5823,00.html
  • It's hot out! Choose a book with a cool summer drink/cocktail on the cover.
  • Read a book with a water-related word in the title (ocean, rain, swim, etc)
  • Read a book while lounging by a lake, pool, beach, etc. 
  • Judge a book by its cover. Choose a book solely on your love for the cover.
  • Freebie!!! Read what you want!
  • Re-read a favourite book
  • Read a book that takes place on a mountain/in the mountains
  • Read a book with a one word title


10 points 

  • Read one of NPR's list of 100 best teen novels-  http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366/your-favorites-100-best-ever-teen-novels
  • Create a poll (on NBC) with 4 or 5 books and ask the nesties to select your next book.  Read whichever book has the most number of votes.
  • Read a book that takes place in a state/province you have never been to but would love to visit.
  • Read a book with a person's first name in the title (ie: Lucy, Jane, Sam, etc)
  • Read a book you have been meaning to read for a while.
  • Read a book in a format you don’t normally use (ie. Ebook/audiobook/hard cover etc).
  • Read a book you have seen mentioned on NBC.
  • Read a book from this list:http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8166.Books_You_Wish_More_People_Knew_About 
  • Read a book by an author that has either the same first or last name as you or someone in your immediate family. If you can't find an author that fits then the author has to have the same first and last initials as you....
  • Take your anniversary or birthday, find a list of books and read whatever number on the list matches your number (ex. my anniversary is June 22nd so I would read #22 on a list of my choosing) 


15 points 

  • Read a book about a controversial subject, post your thoughts on NBC.
  • Inspired by AshleyT's post of the 100 Best First Lines from Novels... Choose a book based on its opening line. (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Opening_lines)
  • Read a book about someone that takes a break from life (vacation/change of career/travels across Europe, etc).
  • Read a Morris Award winner or nominee:http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award
  • Read a book that isn’t on your TBR. Post about it on NBC.
  • Read a book that fits any previous Challenge.
  • Get inspired by a book and create something based on the book. Ie a meal/dessert based off something that was eaten in the book (ex: Harry Potter- pumpkin pasties), a craft project, or do something inspiring based on the book and post about what you made / did.
  • Read a book that someone has listed on the NBC books read list.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0At4OAT-03MtfdDdhSzhpSHk1ZHNpdjRLYTBQRk9XSHc#gid=0
  • Read a book written before 1800
  • Read a Hugo or Nebula Award winner


25 points





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