Friday, November 16, 2018
Family Tree Reading Challenge 2019 Sign UP
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up)
Dates: January - December 2019
# of books: minimum 3
Love reading? Love family? Love researching family history? Want a family-friendly reading challenge?
Sign up by leaving a comment. Let me know which option you're choosing. (You can do more than one if you like.)
This year I will be offering several options.
Option A -- Places We've Lived
Choose how many family members you want to represent (AKA number of books you want to read).
Read one book per family member. Choose a book set in the state that person called home. (You may choose the state where they were born, the state they lived in most of their life, or the state they died in.)
If you want to make it more difficult, try to choose a book published during that family member's lifetime OR choose a book that is set in the time period in which they lived.
Option B -- A Life in Books
Choose one family member to honor. Read books to represent his/her life. Read as many books as you like.
Children's books: birth year + 12
teen years: birth year + 18
twenties: birth year + 29
thirties: birth year + 39
forties: birth year + 49
For example, let's say your chosen birth year is 1900
a children's book: A Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1902)
teen years: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (1915)
twenties: Whose Body by Dorothy Sayers (1923)
thirties: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)
forties: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1943)
Option C -- Repeat last year's original challenge. To read a book from the birth year of your selected family members. You do not have to mention them by name, unless you want. But do please list the years you'll be reading. You may include yourself in your 'family tree.'
Is a blog required? Are reviews required? No. If you do blog, I'd love a link to your blog so I can read your reviews and book recommendations. If you review books on GoodReads, leave a link to your profile so I can friend you and follow your reviews!
If you're on twitter, you can contact me @blbooks
You can comment on this post or any challenge-related post to update others on your progress.
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