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Monday, August 1, 2011

The 4 Month Challenge Part 7

I am again participating in The 4 Month Challenge - Part 7!  I love this challenge because it is always fun to see where I can fit the books I am reading.  It is again hosted by The Book Drunkard.  Basically you want to read one book for each category listed below - that means 20 books - over the course of the 4 month period.  I have only completed this challenge once, but I like to see how far I can get.  This challenge runs from August 1, 2011 to December 1, 2011.  Here are the categories, I will keep track as I go:


Author Name – first or last – begins with A - Complete - A Perfect Union by Catherine Allgor
Read a book featuring a teen or teens - Complete - The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Genre you don’t normally read
Read a book about a musician (living or deceased, real or fictional)
Book featuring sisters - Complete - Little House in the Highlands by Melissa Wiley


Author name – first or last – begins with S - Complete - The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Read a book with a person on the cover wearing red
Read a book whose author has the same birthday month as you do
Read a banned book - Complete- Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
50th book on your shelf - Complete - Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler and Co.


Author name – first or last – begins with O - Complete - Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
Author you discovered this year - Complete - A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware
Read a book by an author who uses their middle name on the cover
Read a book with a one name title that isn’t a proper name
Book featuring brothers


Author name – first or last – begins with N - Complete - The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Read a book with a one name title that is a proper name - Complete - Sovay by Celia Rees
Read a book that was nominated for an award, but didn’t win
Book with any country’s flag on the cover - Complete - Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
Read an autobiography

125/250 points

Copyright © 2011 by The Maiden’s Court


  1. Wow!! Sounds complicated -- but I can't wait to see what you do and what you read!

  2. ^.^ SOunds like a fantastic reading challenge! I'm scared to join in on the fun, because my fall semester starts in September....so I know I'll slack. hahaha. Good luck though!

  3. SOunds like fun. I can't fit this in but wish you good luck and happy reading :)

  4. Would love to do it if you could pick one from each group but I am already doing two other challenges and I need to review for GoodReads, Amazon Vine and Library Thing. Don't think I have better.

    Great idea though.


  5. Does it have to be historical fiction?

  6. Chelsea - no it can be any genre you want and in any format (paperback, audio, ebook etc).

    Carol - I am crazy busy reviewing for many of those same things too. The way I approach challenges is not to take on anything additional to what I am reading, but figure out how I can fit what I read into the challenge. I don't think I will finish this but it's fun to see what can fit where.

    Carole Rae, Jenny and Audra - thanks for the good luck!

  7. It actually doesn't look like it would be too hard. The hardest part would be reading that many books, or not. I don't participate in challenges because I am terrible at keeping track of what I'm doing and reporting. Maybe my house is straightened up (100 years from now).
    I just might print this one off and see if I can do it.

  8. Librarypat - I find the same thing, it's not hard to do but reading that many books is really hard.


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