This challenge was fun. Each week a bookshelf from Goodreads was called and we had to read a book that had that shelf on the first page of bookshelves. It was fun and most wasn't difficult to find a book for. Unfortunately my team didn't win but I did finish a book for each shelf that was called and the winning team had also covered all shelves which was quite an achievement.
I will definitely take part in this challenge at some point again.
- Week 1: historical-fiction ► All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
- Wild card: ► The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- Week 2: war ► Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
- Week 3: biography-memoir ► Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
- Week 4: to-buy ► Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
- Week 5: magical-realism ► The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Week 6: contemporary ► The Magician by Michael Scott
- Week 7: social-issues ► The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
- Week 8: mystery ► The Necromancer by Michael Scott
- Week 9: e-book ► My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
- Week 10: fantasy ► The Warlock by Michael Scott
- Week 11: book-club ► Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- Week 12: international ► The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley
- Week 13: 2014 ► Reckless by Cornelia Funke
- Week 14: new-adult ► Promise by Kristie Cook
I know there's a LOT of information here, but please read these rules and guidelines carefully. Even if you've played the game before, there are a few changes that you need to be aware of. Thanks :)
The Bookshelf Battle is similar to playing "BINGO", only we are going to use the word, "CRAZY". There will be 24 shelves and 1 wildcard slot (a total of 25), set up like a bingo card – 5 shelves under C, 5 under R, etc. All teams will have the same shelf names, but not in the same places on their playing cards.
In order for a team to receive credit for a shelf, every member of the team must have READ AND RATED a book from the shelf that has been called. You can find an example of the list for Team One from a previous round of the challenge here Team One
PLEASE NOTE: Since you never know what shelves will be called in what order, it's in a team's best interest to cover as many shelves as possible. Since vertical bingo's are allowed in addition to horizontal and diagonal, teams won't necessarily have to cover a shelf for every letter.
Example: On Saturday, September 6, I may post the shelf "2011". Each member of the team must read a book from the "2011" bookshelf. You do not all have to read the same book; however, in order for your book to count, the shelf must be found on the book's first page of top bookshelves, and must match the shelf exactly as listed. BEWARE: historical-fiction is not the same as historicalfiction, and novel is not the same as novels. Another good way to find books for the "2011" bookshelf (or any listed shelf) is to go to Goodreads Top Bookshelves , type in "2011", and a list of books will pop up. You can go through the list and choose a book, but DO take the time to check the book's homepage to verify that "2011" shows up on the first page of popular shelves for that book. Please remember that books begun before the shelf was called canNOT be used for that shelf.
Once each week's shelf has been called, it will be in your own best interest -- and that of your team as well -- if you post the book you intend to read, so that your team captain and your team's 'checker' can verify that your book meets the requirements *before you invest time in reading it!
To continue our example from above, once each team member has read and rated a book from the "2011" shelf, the team captain will post a message in the team reporting thread listing each team member's name, the book that member read and rated, the date read next to each book, and the shelf for which the team is claiming credit. LINKS TO THE BOOKS READ *MUST* BE INCLUDED IN THE TEAM CAPTAIN'S REPORT! You will make your team captain’s job a LOT easier if you include the book link when you post that you’ve finished reading the book.
Once a moderator has checked the posted list, the team will be given credit for that shelf. If any of the required information is missing, your team will not get credit for that shelf until the missing info is supplied. Your post MUST include:
* the link to the book title
* the author’s name
* the date you finished reading the book and
* your rating of the book (one to five stars)
The first team to cover 5 shelves in a row - horizontally, vertically, or diagonally - will win the challenge.
A book can only be used for one shelf per round of the challenge. All book formats are acceptable and re-reads ARE allowed. Books for this challenge must be at least 200 pages long. Note that this is different from our general CCC rule! For this game, graphic novels, cookbooks and children’s books will NOT be accepted.
Very Important: On Saturday, September 6, I will post the first bookshelf. I will post a new bookshelf every Saturday after that until a team has won the challenge. Since I sometimes work weekends, I can't guarantee the time I'll post the shelf announcement, but I will do my best to post it sometime before noon (Eastern Time).