This just sounds like fun! My goal will be to read a book for each place on the board. This will probably take some time and quite a few trips round the board. That is 38 space as there is no books for "go to jail" and "visiting jail".
NO DEADLINE, TAKE AS LONG AS YOU NEED TO FINISH, OR PLAY AS LONG AS YOU’D LIKE TO PLAY
Start on Go. Go to www.random.org/dice, and roll one six-sided die. Move forward that number of spaces, and read a book that fulfills one of the options for that space. When you’ve finished the book, roll the die again and continue around the board until you finish the game. You cannot roll the die for your next move until you've completed reading for the space you're on. Be sure to count your spaces correctly! If you have to go backwards and land on a space you’ve already landed on, you must choose a different option than you did the first time around. When you go all the way around the board once, you can stop or you can go again for another round – or two or three : ) If you go around more than once, you may choose the same option you did in previous round(s), but of course, you’ll have to use a different book.
Every time you take a new “turn,” please post an update and a new message. Let us know what your die rolls are and what space you land on, then later come back and provide a link to the book you read for that space, how it fits the task, and the date you completed reading. If you used the book cover option, please provide a link to the book cover.
First turn: Rolled a 3, moved to Baltic Avenue.
Later, edited to add: Body Movers, by Stephanie Bond; title starts with B; finished 3/15
Next turn: Rolled a 4, landed on Chance #1.
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To sign up for this challenge, unlike our other challenges, all you have to do is post here and say “I want to play!” I’ll create a link for you to keep track of your progress around the board, but you do NOT need to repost all of the tasks. You may start the game as soon as you sign up for the challenge.
Any book format counts, as long as the book is at least 150 pages long. For e-books and audiobooks, check the number of pages Goodreads lists for the hardback copy of the book. Rereads are acceptable as long as you read the whole book and not simply skim it, and cross-challenge posting is encouraged. Ready … set … GO!
✔ GO - Everyone starts here: If you land on Go, you can either treat it as a free space and count any book you'd like, or just roll again and move on :)
✔ MEDITERRANEAN AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly purple cover OR
✔ COMMMUNITY CHEST #1: Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
✔ BALTIC AVENUE:
✔ INCOME TAX: Go to your Goodreads TBR list; read one of the first 10 books listed.
READING RAILROAD: Read a book with a train on the cover or in the story or with an X in the title or author’s name OR a book by an author whose first and last names begin with the same letter, for example Michael Morpurgo or Cleo Coyle
✔ ORIENTAL AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly white cover OR a book whose title starts with O OR a book set in the Orient OR
✔ CHANCE #1: Read a book recommended by a friend/family member/co-worker.
✔ VERMONT AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly white cover OR a book whose title starts with V OR a book set in one of the New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) OR
✔ CONNECTICUT AVENUE:
VISITING JAIL: Roll the die again, move forward and do the task for that property.
✔ ST. CHARLES PLACE: Read a book with a mostly black cover OR
✔ STATES AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly black cover OR
VIRGINIA AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly black cover OR a book whose title starts with V OR a book set in one of the South Atlantic states (Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware) OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in “VIRGINIAAVENUE”
✔ PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD: Read a book with at least
✔ ST. JAMES PLACE: Read a book with a mostly orange cover OR a book whose title starts with J or P OR a book set in Europe
✔ COMMUNITY CHEST #2: Read a book in your favorite genre.
✔ TENNESSEE AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly orange cover OR a book whose title starts with T OR a book with a character in the music industry OR a book by an author whose name includes
NEW YORK AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly orange cover OR a book whose title starts with N or Y OR a book set in a large city OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in “NEWYORKAVENUE”
✔ FREE PARKING: Read any book of your choice.
✔ KENTUCKY AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly red cover OR a book whose title starts with K or
✔ INDIANA AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly red cover OR a book whose title starts with I OR
✔ ILLINOIS AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly red cover OR a book whose title starts with A OR a book about a US president or other world leader (fiction or non-fiction) OR a book by an author whose name includes
✔ B&O RAILROAD:
✔ ATLANTIC AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly yellow cover OR
Use this list for the island option: Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
✔ VENTNOR AVENUE:
✔ WATER WORKS:
✔ MARVIN GARDENS: Read a book with a mostly yellow cover OR a book whose title starts with M or G OR a book with a garden or plant/s on the cover OR
GO TO JAIL: Roll the die again; move backwards that many spaces, and complete the task for that space.
✔ PACIFIC AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly green cover OR a book whose title starts with a P OR a book which takes place on an island in the Pacific Ocean (see link below) OR
Use this list for the island option: Islands in the Pacific Ocean
✔ NORTH CAROLINA AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly green cover OR
✔ COMMUNITY CHEST #3: Read any book from the CCC Bookshelf (found at the bottom of the group’s main page).
✔ PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE: Read a book with a mostly green cover OR a book whose title starts with a P or A OR a book which involves a trip of some kind OR a book by an author whose first or
✔ SHORT LINE RAILROAD:
✔ CHANCE #3: Read a book with a Goodreads rating higher than 3.0.
✔ PARK PLACE: Read a book with a mostly blue cover OR a book whose title starts with P, A, R or K OR a book in which at least one character is wealthy OR
✔ LUXURY TAX: Go to your Goodreads TBR list and read one of the first 75 books listed.
NEW YORK AVENUE:
Green ✔ = done. Red ✔ = How many times
Roll #1: BALTIC AVENUE: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
Roll #2: CONNECTICUT AVENUE: Steel and Other Stories by Richard Matheson
Roll #3: PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD: Heartbroken by Lisa Unger
Roll #4: TENNESSEE AVENUE: An Unlikely Match by Barbara Dunlop
Roll #5: FREE PARKING: For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
Roll #6: B&O RAILROAD: The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
Roll #7: WATER WORKS: The Inconvenient Duchess by Christine Merrill
Roll #8: NORTH CAROLINA AVENUE: A Clockwork Christmas by J.K. Coi, P.G. Forte, Stacy Gail, Jenny Schwartz
Roll #9: CHANCE #3: Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
Roll #10: PARK PLACE: Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch
Roll #11: BOARDWALK: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Roll #12: GO: Holidays Are Hell edited by Kim Harrison
Roll #13: COMMMUNITY CHEST #1: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan
Roll #14: VERMONT AVENUE: Baehrly Breathing by Elizabeth A. Reeves
Roll #15: ST. CHARLES PLACE: Baehrly Alive by Elizabeth A. Reeves
Roll #16: PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD: Drifting Home by Pierre Berton
Roll #17: ST. JAMES PLACE: The Keepers by Donna Augustine
Roll #18: KENTUCKY AVENUE: Angel by L.A. Weatherly
Roll #19: B&O RAILROAD: Cart Before the Horse by Bernadette Marie
Roll #20: WATER WORKS: The Tiger Princess by Sarah Renee
Roll#21: COMMUNITY CHEST #3: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Roll#22: SHORT LINE RAILROAD: Texas Secrets: The Gallaghers of Morning Star by Jean Brashear
Roll #23: CHANCE #3: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Roll #24: GO: Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter
Roll #25: BALTIC AVENUE: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Kerry Barrett
Roll #26: ORIENTAL AVENUE: Casino Royale: James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming
Roll #27: ST. CHARLES PLACE: Winter's End by Clarissa Cartharn
Roll #28: COMMUNITY CHEST #2: Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey
Roll #29: FREE PARKING: Forliset og andre Skrøner by Jørn Riel
Roll #30: KENTUCKY AVENUE: Unruly Magic by Camilla Chafer
Roll #31: VENTNOR AVENUE: Devious magic by Camilla Chafer
Roll #32: MARVIN GARDENS: Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
Roll #33: SHORT LINE RAILROAD: Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy
Roll #34: MEDITERRANEAN AVENUE: Madman's Dance by Jana Oliver
Roll #35: CHANCE #1: Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Roll #36: CONNECTICUT AVENUE: The Little Christmas Kitchen by Jenny Oliver
Roll #37: STATES AVENUE: A Season of Angels by Debbie Macomber
Roll #38: PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD: Any Witch Way You Can by Amanda M. Lee
Roll #39: ST. JAMES PLACE: Red Stilettos by Ruth Joseph
Roll #40: CHANCE #2: Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
Roll #41: ATLANTIC AVENUE: A Christmas Charade by Karla Hocker
Roll #42: MARVIN GARDENS: Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
Roll #43: PACIFIC AVENUE: Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey
Roll #44: COMMUNITY CHEST #3: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Roll #45: BOARDWALK: The Parent Pact by Laurie Kellogg
Roll #46: COMMMUNITY CHEST #1: Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Roll #47: ORIENTAL AVENUE: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Roll #48: ST. CHARLES PLACE: Secrets of the Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford
Roll #49: ELECTRIC COMPANY: Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane
Roll #50: STATES AVENUE: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Roll #51: ST. JAMES PLACE: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Roll #52: TENNESSEE AVENUE: Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Roll #53: FREE PARKING: Legend by Marie Lu
Roll #54: B&O RAILROAD: Sing for Me by Penelope Reece (Indiana)
Roll #55: PACIFIC AVENUE: The Martian by Andy Weir
Roll #56: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE: Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke
Roll #57: CHANCE #3: The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Roll #58: BOARDWALK: THE CHRISTMAS KNITTING BEE by De-ann Black
Roll #59: MEDITERRANEAN AVENUE: The Man in the Crowd by M. Sydnor Jr.
Roll #60: CHANCE #1: The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (recommended by Eva)
Roll #61: ELECTRIC COMPANY: Penelope by Anya Wylde
Roll #62: PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Roll #63: FREE PARKING: Getaway by Rosemarie Naramore
Roll #64: INDIANA AVENUE: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Roll #65: B&O RAILROAD: Seven Viking Romances by Hermann Pálsson
Roll #66: WATER WORKS: Returning Pride by Jill Sanders
Roll #67: NORTH CAROLINA AVENUE: Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
Roll #68: LUXURY TAX: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (27 on the TBR list)
Roll #69: BOARDWALK: Witch Me Luck by Amanda M. Lee
Roll #70: GO: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Roll #71: Income Tax: The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (10 on the TBR list)
Roll #72: CHANCE #1: The Wild by Christopher Golden
Roll #73: STATES AVENUE: Poisoned by Elaine Macko
Roll #74: COMMUNITY CHEST #2: The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland (fantasy)
Roll #75: FREE PARKING: 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
Roll #76: ILLINOIS AVENUE: I Need a Hero by Emma Bennet
Roll #77: ATLANTIC AVENUE: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Roll #78: VENTNOR AVENUE: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Roll #79: WATER WORKS: Memory & Dream by Charles de Lint
Roll #80: NORTH CAROLINA AVENUE: Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Roll #81: LUXURY TAX: Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
Roll #82: BOARDWALK: Lost & Found in India by Braja Sorensen
Roll #83: (5) INCOME TAX: