The challenge categories!
5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title. Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle (10/01/13 – 10/02/13) 262 pages10: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club. Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, 258 pages (10/22/13 - 10/25/13).
10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live. (Arizona) Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains by Susan Elderkin, 306 pgs (10/18/13 - 10/21/13).
15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, 322 pages (10/11/13 -10/13/13 )
15: Read a book first published in 2013. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain (10/07/13 -10/09/13)335 pages
15: Read a book with something spooky in the title. The Blackhouse by Peter May (I think a blackhouse sounds spooky, the cover looks rather spooky!) (10/02/13 – 10/04/13) 357 pages
20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. Trouble the Water by Nicole Seitz, 305 pages (10/13/13 - 10/14/13).
20: Read a book on which a television series has been based. Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson (Longmire TV series) 288 pages; (11/23/13 - 11/25/13
25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (10/09/13 -10/11/13) 320 pages
30: Read two books by the same author. They can be in the same series, but do not have to be. Co-authors do not count (i.e. the author must be the sole author of each book). By Deborah Crombie 1. Kissed a Sad Goodbye (369 pages)10/15/13 - 10/18/13 ; 2. A Finer End (370 pages) (10/25/13 - 10/27/13
35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. Japanese American Internment: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (fiction) 460 pages (10/28/13 - 10/31/13) and Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Houston (non-fiction) 203 pages (11/2/13 - 11/3/13
Here's four of the books that I've read. I really liked The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Harold was on my "to read" list but TGL&PPPS was not, so it was a great find (read) for the epistolary novel.
As of today, October 31, 2013 I have two books left to read in the challenge, I'm on hold at the library for the Craig Johnson book..TV show Longmire(have no clue when it will become available) and I have to go to the library to pick up the Farewell to Manzanar.
Red = Read
Blue = Plan to Read