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The Four Month Challenge, Part 4

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I thought I better get this out there so people have enough time to join and get their books ready.  The fourth edition of the challenge will be a ‘best of’.  I took some of my favourite categories from the last three challenges and put them into one!  Here they are!

5 Point Challenges

Read a chick lit book

Read a name with a proper name in the title

Read a historical fiction book

Read a book with a one word title

Read a book made into a movie

10 Point Challenges

Read a book with a Civil War theme (any country)

Read a Biblical fiction book

Read a hardcover book

Read a book about a king or queen

Read a book set in France

15 Point Challenges

Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

Read a biography or autobiography

Read a book with a number in the title

Read any book and then post a review

Read any book but read it outside

20 Point Challenges

Read a book in a series AND the one after it

Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Read a book considered Christian fiction

Read a book from The Modern Library Top 100

Read a book by an author born in July, August, September or October

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33 thoughts on “The Four Month Challenge, Part 4

  1. Just comment here if you want to join in and come back July 1st for the first post! It will be under one of the tabs on the top of the page.

  2. I will be joining! I don’t have a great track record of finishing it, but love the challenge anyway!

  3. I’ll definitely join in. Have really enjoyed the T4M3.

  4. Yay! another challenge. I’ve got one book to read before June 30 to complete part 3.

  5. I am new to your site but love it! I will certainly be joining this one and hope to earn all sorts of points. Thanks!

  6. Looking forward to this challenge. Will sign up for the 20 point challenge (part 4). Thanks for hosting such a fun sounding challenge.

    Jan (in Edmonds)

    • Hi there. I’m glad you are joining in. I should probably clarify a few things. You actually do all the sections – and try to get as many of the 250 available points as possible. I hope that makes sense…

      M.

  7. I’m in for Part 4! Am loving this challenge!

  8. Looks like so much fun! I’m definitely going to try this one 🙂

  9. I’m going to have a go – sounds like fun! 😉

  10. You know what? I’m in. I like the options and levels in this one. BUT there’s a catch. I must finish one of my current challenges before July 1. I’ve got to get these challenges under control some kind of way. Is there a “Finish the Challenge” Challenge?

  11. I’ll join in again, can’t miss my 4th straight attempt.

  12. I’m joining. Wish me good luck, I really don’t have a good supply of books right now. No bookstore budget for me.

  13. I’m definitely in. Starting from day 1 this time, and already have books in mind for part of it. I really enjoyed Part 3. Wish I’d known about these before.Loads of fun. Thank you.

  14. Yes, I want to join again! I love these challenges even though I have difficulty completing all the sections.

    Thanks for all your work putting these together.

  15. I know it’s July 1 somewhere in the world although it’s only 5:30 p.m. PDT here in Edmonds, WA. Am officially signing up for this cool challenge. I plan to do the 20 point challenge.

    Read a book in a series AND the one after it – The Secret of the Old Clock & The Hidden Staircase – Carolyn Keene

    Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction – Tinkers – Paul Harding

    Read a book considered Christian fiction – At Home in Mitford – Jan Karon

    Read a book from the Modern Library Top 100 – Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White

    Read a book by an author born in July, August, September or October – Stuart Little – E. B. White (b. 7/11/1899)

    • Hi there and thanks for joining. Actually, how it works is, you try to read a book for each category and try to get as many of the 250 possible points as you can. So, you can pick and choose from any category!

      I hope that helps explain it 🙂

  16. I know we’re a tad late, but can we still take part in this? Pretty please? 🙂

    This sounds like a really nice challenge, after all!

    • Of course! You can join at any time – even during the last week if you want. Though I wouldn’t recommend it :p

  17. Well, I’m a little late, but better late than never, right? This is the first challenge I’ve ever joined, and I’m really a slow reader and very OCD about my reading list, so my goal is just to keep track of what I’ve already planned to read and see how many categories those reads will fall into. I’m easing into it, so to speak. How exciting!

    • Thanks for joining! And don’t worry about being late or being a slow reader. I haven’t even finished books I started reading last month so I’m behind, too! 🙂

  18. Even though I’m a bit late, I’m still going to give this a go!

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  20. I’m horrendously late for this one but I still want to try it out. This is going to be my first challenge, woo hoo! I do have a question, though: if a book falls in two categories, could I count it for both or must it only fall under one?

    Sounds wicked, can’t wait to see how this goes. 😀

  21. Well — I think I finished this challenge. To see the details go to my blog. I read 15 books and have 185 points.

    I must say it was really fun & I loved the variety it offered. Can’t wait for the next segment. Good work Martina!

  22. Well, I got 95 points this time! I can’t wait for the next segment. Thanks for coming up with these challenges. It makes me read many books that I may not have read otherwise.

  23. I dont have a blog, so here is wehre i am:

    5 Point Challenges 25/ 25
    Read a chick lit book Green, Jane My Maybe
    Read a name with a proper name in the title Auch, Mary Jane Mom is Dating Weird Wayne
    Read a historical fiction book Lindsey, Johanna That Perfect Somoen
    Read a book with a one word title Robards, Karen Pursuit
    Read a book made into a movie White, E. B. Charlotte’s Web

    10 Point Challenges 50/50
    Read a book with a Civil War theme Cooper, Michael L. From Slave to Civil War Hero: The Life and Times of Robt Smalls
    In his final installment of the Canaan Trilogy (Sarah; Zipporah),
    Our Lady of the lost and found : a novel / by Diane Schoemperlen.
    Rachel & Leah : women of Genesis / Orson Scott Card
    The scribe : a novella / Francine Rivers.
    Creation Myths 398.22 F

    15 Point Challenges 75/75
    Read a book by a new author Osbourne, mary Pope Carnival at candlelight
    Read a biography or autobiography Kerman, Piper Orange is the New Black
    Read a book with a number in the title Anderson, Laurie Halse Fever 1793
    Read any book and then post a review All Around the Town
    In 1974, 4 year old Laurie Kenyon is taken from her home,kidnapped in her bathing suit. Then she is
    returned by a coupleof hippies, Bic and Opal, who got scared and returned her. Fast Forward to Lauie
    at Clinton College who now has 4 extra personalities in her from the rape she survived tp [rptect
    herself from the past. Her kidnappers hav come up inthe world and are now Bobby and Bobby now a
    famous televison evangelist, who is buying her childhood home. It looks like one of Laurie’s
    personalities has killed Allan Grant her English college professor and is facing trial.
    Read any book but read it outside Keene, Carolyn The Quest of the Mising Map

    20 Point Challenges 80 /100
    Read a book in a series AND the one after it Kehret, Peg Pete the Cat series
    Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Buell, Hal MOments: Pulitizer Prize Winning Photographs
    Read a book considered Christian fiction Brunstetter, Wand E. Storekeeper’s Daughter
    Read a book from The Modern Library Top 100
    Read a book by an author born JUl-0ct Aug 3,Howard, Linda Cover of Night

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  25. This one was hard for me! I only managed 85/250. Here’s my final listing: http://www.bookconfessions.com/2010/11/2010-challenges-four-month-challenge-part-4-finished/

    Can’t wait to start Part 5!

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