Semi-Charmed Winter Book Challenge: Preliminary List

First things first, if you haven't participated in one of Megan's book challenges, you should probably get on that. Secondly, although chasing after two little ones has slowed my reading progress to a crawl, I haven't given up entirely. So I am going into this winter book challenge with a low bar set and hopes for the best! Here's what I'm hoping to read between November-January:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long. | Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick or The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines 
10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes: National Book AwardMan Booker or Man Booker International. | The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie 
10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017). | Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you. | Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you. | The Mothers by Brit Bennett
20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classic (e.g. an Austen Project novel, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, etc.) | Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title. | The Cider House Rules by John Irving 
30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name. | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Katie Bell) 

30 points: Read two books: a nonfiction book and a fiction book with which it connects. | Unstoppable by Bill Nye and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (climate change) 
40 points: Read two books: one by an author whose first name is the same as the last name of the author of the other book. | Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley


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Have you read any of these? Any categories I should change? 

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