I debated whether or not to participate this go-round. Not because I haven’t enjoyed the challenges, I have and always enjoy connecting with fellow book lovers. But I find that sometimes when I “have to” read a book, even a book of my own choosing, I lose interest and no longer want to read it. And pout and whine about it. So yeah, I’m basically a toddler. But when I saw everyone picking their books, I found myself wanting to join the fun. So I did.
And yes, I understand my decision just reaffirms the toddler assessment. 😀
Erin’s 7.0 Book Challenge – My Choices
Here are my picks for Erin’s latest challenge, taking place July 1 through October 31. It’s a mix of NetGalley books, TBR books and books solely chosen to fit a challenge requirement (I’m looking at you cardinal direction). You can learn more about the challenge, here.
5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages
The Devil’s Workshop (Book #3 in the Scotland Yard Murder Squad) by Alex Grecian
Jack’s back. I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide … how inappropriately excited I am about a legendary serial killer … it.
10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “B”
Breakdown by B.A. Paris
10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) yellow cover
Immoral by Jonathan Stride
15 points: Read a book that has a picture of an animal on the cover
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
20 points: Read a book that was published in 2017
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen (Book #12 in the Rizzoli and Isles series)
20 points: Read a book with a compass or cardinal direction in the title
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
P.S. This is the book that I am most tentative about reading, which either means I will adore it or hate it. I am open to recommendations!
25 points: Read a book from this list of the most commonly banned books in America:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
30 points: Read a fictional book about mental illness
Essential Maps for the Lost by Deb Caletti
30 points: Read a book with a non-human main character
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky (Greek Gods)
35 points: Read a book a Disney movie was based on OR a book based on a Disney movie
Beauty by Robin McKinley (a retelling of Beauty and the Beast)
10 Books in 4 Months = No Problemlo
I say that every time and always end up finishing the challenge on the last day. 😀 But what matters is that I finish — right? Seriously though, I encourage everyone to join us and get their read on. I love seeing what my fellow book nerds read and adore, so I can add them to always-and-forever growing TBR. Plus, this is a very fun challenge with no guilt or shame. Erin is a low-key hostess with the mostess and everyone cheers everyone, whether they read 20 books or 1 book. All we really care about is whether we should add it to our TBR. 😀
Are you participating in the Erin’s 7.0 Book Challenge? Have you read any of my book choices? Yay or nay to them?