Semi-Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge: TBR & Updates

This challenge comes from Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life. For this challenge, you earn a certain number of points for each task you complete. The first 5 people who complete the challenge get to make a task for the next round!

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long: Sabriel by Garth Nix FINISHED!!
10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes: National Book Award, Man Booker or Man Booker InternationalAnother Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017): Heartless by Marissa Meyer FINISHED!!

15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classic (e.g. an Austen Project novel, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, etc.) — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Kaity: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title. — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Kerry. (And she was nice enough to come up with a long list of suggestions for you!): Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos

30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name. (Alternate spellings are okay, e.g. Megan and Meghan or Smith and Smyth.) — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Ericka: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

30 points: Read two books: a nonfiction book and a fiction book with which it connects. For example: A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie and one of Christie‘s mystery novels that features poison, or The Monuments Men and All the Light We Cannot See. The possibilities are endless, so have fun with this one! — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Bev. (And remember you must finish both books to get the 30 points! No partial points will be awarded.): The Invisibles by Cecilia Galante (about a group of friends who met in a group home for girls) and To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris Beam (half finished!)

40 points Read two books: one by an author whose first name is the same as the last name of the author of the other book. For example: You may read a book by Martin Cruz Smith and a book by George R.R. Martin, or a book by James Joyce and a book by Joyce Carol Oates. The shared name must be spelled exactly the same, no variations. — Submitted by SCSBC16 winner Jamie. (And remember you must finish both books to get the 40 points! No partial points will be awarded.) The Gilded Cage by Vic James and The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

I’m very excited for this challenge! (And even more excited that I’ve managed to overlap some of the picks with my bookish bingo card!). As usual, the TBR is subject to change, but I think it looks pretty good today!

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