Welcome to the kickoff for the Bit about Books Winter 2021 Reading Challenge! If you want a full rundown of the challenge, please click on the link above for last week’s post.
Today we’d love to hear what books you’re contemplating for the prompts. Please feel free to share your lists here or on social media using the #bitaboutbooks hashtag and tagging Laurie and I in your posts. We’ll have some posts coming on Fridays in the upcoming weeks with suggestions for the different prompts in case you need some recommendations.
We also made one 11th hour change since I am math-challenged. The prompts add up to 170 points, not 200 points as previously mentioned. We’re offering 30 bonus points to each person who finishes all the other prompts so you can end with 200 points. Also, the first person to reach 200 points can pick two prompts for our spring challenge.
I (Kathie) am going to read eARCs that I have requested from Edelweiss+ (subject to change).
5 points: Read any book of your choice – LONG LOST BY JACQUELINE WEST
10 points: Read a book with 100-200 pages – OVER THE TOP BY ALISON HUGHES (192 PAGES)
10 points: Read a book with one word in the title – THRIVE BY KENNETH OPPEL
10 points: Read an author’s debut book – UNSETTLED BY REEM FARUQI
15 points: Read a book with an animal main character – THE HEDGEHOG OF OZ BY CORY LEONARDO
15 points: Read a book that has a direction in the title (eg. up/down/here/there/top/bottom/over/under, etc.) – TAKING UP SPACE BY ALYSON GERBER
15 points: Read a book published in 2021 – THE MAGICAL IMPERFECT BY CHRIS BARON
20 points: Read a book set in a country that is not where you currently live – THE GIRL WHO STOLE AN ELEPHANT BY NIZRANA FAROOK
20 points: Read a book that’s won an award – SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES BY CHRISTIAN MCKAY HEIDICKER (2020 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK)
20 points: Read a book with a person’s first or last name in the title – SAINT IVY BY LAURIE MORRISON
30 points: Read two books by the same author – STRONG AS FIRE, FIERCE AS FLAME and THAT THING ABOUT BOLLYWOOD by Supriya Kelkar
Happy Reading, and we’ll do a check in again on February 1st to share our progress and see how many points we’ve earned so far.