The challenge runs from January to
December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following
categories (examples of books you could choose are in brackets):
A reference to time(Eleven Minutes, Before Ever After)
A position of royalty(The People’s Queen, The Last Empress, The Curse
Of The Pharaoh)
A number written in letters(The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, A Tale Of Two
A forename or names(Rebecca, Eleanor & Park, The Unfinished Work
Of Elizabeth D.)
A type or element of weather(Gone With The Wind, Red Earth Pouring Rain)
Remember the titles I’ve given here are
only examples, you can by all means use them if you want to – some are classics
after all – but it’s not necessary. There are plenty of other books that will
fit the categories and you may have some in mind already or even some on your
shelves you can read. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether
there will be a sixth category – not this year. I realised too late after
publishing the post that I hadn’t included a sixth, so as not to confuse
everyone we’ll be sticking with five this time around.
Books can be any format (print, audio, ebook).
It’s preferred that the books don’t overlap with
other challenges, but not a requirement at all.
Books cannot overlap categories (for instance my
first example, Eleven Minutes, could be used for category 1 or 3 but not
Creativity for matching the categories is not only
allowed, it’s encouraged!
You don’t have to make your list of books
beforehand, you can choose them as you go.
You don’t have to read your chosen books in any