Reading Rivalry Game of Reading Challenge – July 2018

Hi everyone! This is a new post I’m hoping to do twice monthly in connection with a new book group I joined called Reading Rivalry – a great group that each month  set a theme and divides its members into 4 teams that try to complete all that month’s challenges to win points – whilst also chipping away at their TBRs! I tested it out last month and thought the idea so fun I wanted to try it in earnest this month!

This Month’s Theme … Adventure inspired by George R R Martins’ A Song of Ice and Fire!

I was put into House Lannister (my actual GoT house! Yay!)

This Month’s Criteria & My Corresponding TBR Books So Far …

[5 points each]

  • Author Highlight: Read any book written by Stephen King, JK Rowling, or Neil Gaiman – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
  • Adventure Book – Jupiter Jet by Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
  • Book Involving War/Military Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Book Written by an Author Using a Pen Name – The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  • A Book You Meant to Read in 2017 – The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
  • True Crime/Detective Book – The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Tim Tate
  • Heist Novel – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Beach Read – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Book With A Map – EDIT: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green has a map!
  • Book Recommended By a Friend – Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Non-Criteria Books Can Earn Points Based on Page Count …

  • 1 point: <100 pages
  • 3 points: 101-200 pages
  • 5 points: 201-300 pages
  • 8 points: 301-400 pages
  • 10 points: 401-500 pages
  • 13 points: 501-600 pages
  • 15 points: 601-700 pages
  • 18 points: 701-800 pages
  • 20 points: 800+ pages

Bonus Points

  • Complete criteria all books: 10 point bonus
  • Instagram: Post photo challenge every day or complete all 4 reviews within the designated timeframes (1 point per day & 10 point bonus)
  • Colour the Instagram calendar: 5 point bonus
  • Read a George RR Martin book: 5 point bonus
  • “Complete” a book cover: 5 point bonus
  • Creation Corner: 10 point bonus
  • Binge a Series: 20 point bonus

I completed very few last month, so I’m hoping to kick butt this month – here’s hoping! Wish me luck! If you want to take part this month you’ve probably missed the sign-up deadline but feel free to play along at home and join the group ready for next month!

Until next time!

31 thoughts on “Reading Rivalry Game of Reading Challenge – July 2018

    • Yeah, Six of Crows has been on my list for so long – so happy for an excuse to buy it! (It’s the only one I haven’t already got!)


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