I have now completed this challenge with a few months to spare and it was quite fun. I am really enjoying taking part in challenges on Goodreads.
LET'S PLAY JEOPARDY!
Timeframe: 8/1/14 to 3/1/15
As with the TV game, we will divide our challenge into Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy, with tasks to complete for each section. Each portion of the game has a specific set of task options. When you have completed the game, you will have read 22 books. You can play the game as many times as you wish.
You must roll all categories for the game before beginning the challenge!
JEOPARDY ROUND (Categories)
* For the Jeopardy round, set the random # here from 1-25 and choose 6 numbers. Match those #'s to the proper category in the Jeopardy section, and those are your 1st 6 topics. Read a book for 1 of the options in each topic.
* The Jeopardy round contains one Daily Double. To complete the DD, you must read 1 extra book in any of the topics you chose, using one of the other task options for that category.
When you have completed the Jeopardy round, move on to Double Jeopardy.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY (categories)
* For Double Jeopardy, set the random # again here from 1-25 and choose 6 more numbers, this time from the Double Jeopardy section. Now you must read 2 books per category/task. Each of the two books must be from a different task option within the category. These 12 books must be finished before moving on to Final Jeopardy.
* The Double Jeopardy round contains two Daily Doubles. To complete these DD, you must read 2 more books, choosing any of the categories listed below as Double Jeopardy tasks.
* For Final Jeopardy, set the random # here from 1-50 and choose a category, but this should not be one of the categories you used for either of the previous two rounds. Then complete one task from that category.
Congratulations--you're a champion!
This is the tasks I had to do according to my random roll.
Jeopardy: Read 1 book from each task + 1 extra from one of them for Daily Double
✔ J-19: Ships – Read a book with a boat or ship on the cover OR a book that is set, at least partially, on a ship OR a book with a title that is only 4 letters.
Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey
✔ J-10:Fashion – Read a book set in New York City or Paris OR with a character who is fashion-conscious OR a book published in 2013 or 2014.
Macaron Murder by Harper Lin
✔ J-11: Feathered Friends – Read a book with feathers on the cover OR book with a type of bird in the title OR where the author’s first AND last initials are found in FEATHEREDFRIENDS.
Casino Royale: James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming
✔ J-16: The Plant Kingdom – Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in PLANT OR with a green cover OR a book that is set wholly in one location.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
✔ J-6: Colleges & Universities – Read a book set in a high school or college OR with a character who is a teacher OR a book with a highly intelligent character OR with a cover that shows a color representing your alma mater. (Tell us the school and the school colors. It can be college, high school, or elementary school.)
Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
✔ J-14: Languages – Read a book that has been translated from another language into English OR a book with some sort of foreign word in the title OR includes some sort of communication format (email, diary, letter, text).
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
✔ Daily Double: The book fits 2 jeopardy tasks: J-19: Ships – a book with a title that is only 4 letters + J-10:Fashion – a character who is fashion-conscious
Kept by Elle Field
Double Jeopardy: Read 2 books from each task + 1 extra from two of them for Daily Double
✔ DJ-21:Table Manners – Read a book with any place setting item on the cover (fork, spoon, knife, plate, cup, napkin) OR with a character or author with the name Amy or Vanderbilt or Emily or Post (No other names will be accepted.) OR a book where the characters eat a meal together.
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (meal together)
Monsters by C. Gockel (Main character is Amy)
✔ DJ-19: Sports – Read a book with a character who plays a sport OR a non-fiction book about sports OR a book with at least 3 people on the cover.
A Dangerous Witch by Debora Geary (at least 3 people on cover)
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella (book about baseball players)
✔ DJ-7: The Civil War – Read a book set in the 1800’s OR a book with “War” on the main genre page OR a book with a hat on the cover. (Daily Double)
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (war)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (1800)
✔ DJ-20: Storms – Read a book with a natural disaster OR with the word STORM (or some other precipitation word) in the title OR with a storm of some kind that occurs in the story.
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl (storm while they sail)
quiet storm by Romanus Gabriel (Storm in title)
✔ DJ-8: Constellations – Read a book with a star or any geometric shape on the cover OR with “Astronomy” or “Science” on the main genre page OR a book where the author’s first AND last initial can be found in CONSTELLATION.
The Marriage Bargain by Sandra Edwards
The Magician by Michael Scott (geometric shapes on cover)
✔ DJ-9: Crime & Punishment – Read a book marked “True Crime” on the main genre page (Daily Double) OR with an author whose last initial is C or P OR any type of weapon on the cover.
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
The Sorceress by Michael Scott
✔ Daily Double
1. True of Blood by Bonnie Lamer
2. PARENTS WHO KILLED THEIR CHILDREN: FILICIDE by R.J. Parker
Shakespeare – Read a book set in England OR read a play (must be 150 pages long) OR read a book with a celebrity or well-known figure involved in the story.
The House At Riverton by Kate Morton
- Macaron Murder by Harper Lin
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Casino Royale: James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming
- Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey
- Kept by Elle Field
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
- All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
- Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
- A Dangerous Witch by Debora Geary
- Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
- Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
- Monsters by C. Gockel
- The Marriage Bargain by Sandra Edwards
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- True of Blood by Bonnie Lamer
- Quiet storm by Romanus Gabriel
- The Magician by Michael Scott
- The Sorceress by Michael Scott
- PARENTS WHO KILLED THEIR CHILDREN: FILICIDE by R.J. Parker
- Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
- The House At Riverton by Kate Morton