Book Challenge by Erin 4.0--only 4 completed & 6 to go!

I am avoiding reading challenges in 2016 for the most part, but this one does interest me. I actually discovered an earlier version which ended with the end of 2015, but couldn't participate at that time.

**Ignore that first sentence, since I did drastically overcommit myself to reading events and challenges during April and 
ended up only reading four of these books by the end of April.
(One blog post of An Incomplete Revenge still to be completed.)
However, I am still going to read them as I can throughout 2016!
The book club I facilitate has selected 
Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams as one of our upcoming reads,
after seeing my copy!
And now...back to my overly-optimistic orginal post... 

For the first four months of 2016 I will attempt this! 
(January 1-April 30, 2016)

1) Each book at least 200 pages in length, audio or print version.
2) To be read in any order. Only one reread. Each book can only be
   counted in one category.      

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*Click on the title for the review. 
Those without links do not yet have reviews posted on my blog. :)

5 points: Read any book that is at least 200 pages long

     An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear 
          (fifth in the Maisie Dobbs series)
          Completed January 5, 2016

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10 points: Read a book that begins with the letter "D"

 Dead Center by David Rosenfelt
       (fifth in the Andy Carpenter series)
           Not read until May 3!
Too late for the challenge, but so enjoyable!

                        10 points: Read a book with a four-word title

                                   H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald                
                                What an amazing memoir! Fascinating!

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15 points: Read a book with one of the following words in the title: "mother(s),"
"father(s)," "son(s)," "daughter(s)," or "child(ren)"

     My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer
         Apartheid. So destructive!     
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20 points: A book written by a previously unread author from the Amazon "most popular author" listing
     The Martian by Andy Weir 
         I wanted to read this one all during 2015!

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20 points: Read a book set in any country in Asia

     The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
          I have meant to read this one for years! And I own it.

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25 points: Read a book with a "season" in the title 

     Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams by Sue Watson
          I imagine I will either love or hate this one!
Purchased a copy through my local indie bookstore!
The Borders Book Club I facilitate has selected this as one of 
our reads for 2016-2017!

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30 points: Read a book that will make you laugh from this Buzzfeed list

     Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 
          Never thought of this as a laugh-out-loud/funny 
          book...been meaning to read it for years! And I own it.

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30 points: Read a book that is a friend or family member's favorite book (or the favorite book of another participant in this challenge)

     The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
          Katie and Barb both loved it! And I own it.

30 points: Read a book published the year you were born

     The Field of Vision by Wright Morris
           1957 National Book Award winner


  1. I am thrilled that my little ol' challenge is encouraging you to read books that you own that you've been meaning to read. Thanks for participating!