Winter 2016 Book Challenge

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes: National Book Award, Man Booker or Man Booker International.
Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan, translated by Labodalih Sembiring

10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017).
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you.
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you.
Potions and Paper Cranes by Lan Fang, translated by Elisabet Titik Murtisari

20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classic (e.g. an Austen Project novel, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, etc.)
Jane by April Lindler

25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title.

30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name.
Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
The Final Trade by Joe Hart
Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price

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!
Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
Nonton Tjapgome by Tek Hoay Kwee

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.
The Next Together by Lauren James
The Fever Code by James Dashner

Total points: 35

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