The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda @ On a Book Bender
and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins
12:01am Monday, May 14 and runs through Sunday, May 20
in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure.
There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize,
but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. From the Bout of Books team
Bout of Books 22:
Day 5 Challenge
Space Scavenger Hunt
You all like a scavenger hunt, right? This one is space themed.
Use the guidelines below. Participate as much as you can.
This is a challenge, so you don’t have to get them all to win. If you have fun, you win.
Mercury – Favourite short story/novella
Venus – Favourite book with female protagonist
Earth – Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title
Mars – Favourite book with a red cover
Jupiter – Favourite tome over 500 pages
Saturn – Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
Uranus – Favourite book set in winter
Neptune – Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Pluto – Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover
Moon – Favourite book set anywhere other than Earth
Sun – Favourite book set in summer
Space – Favourite book set in space
Here is a fun challenge. I have to admit the book I chose is not necessarily my favorite of all times in that category, but at least, that’s the one that came first to mind. So here we go. Click on the book covers to access my review/book on Goodreads
Favorite short story/novella
Favorite book with female protagonist
Favorite book about nature/
nature word in the title
Favorite book with a red cover
Favorite tome over 500 pages
Favorite book with circle/ring
on the cover/in the title
Favorite book set in winter
Favorite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Favorite books featuring a dog/
with a dog on the cover
At your blog, before next Friday, March 9, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.
This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the year. Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, re-reads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
On Friday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by April 30. We’ll check in here in May to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!
So here are my 20 books:
Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Kusamakura, by Natsume Soseki
The Dream of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
COME BACK ON MARCH 9 TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?