Here are the categories for this year's challenge along with the required number of books for each category:
Science Fiction/Fantasy - 4 books
Travel (Books about travel or set in places you've never lived) - 4 books
Nonfiction - 4 books
Mystery - 4 books
History/Historical Fiction - 4 books
Award Nominees/Winners - 4 books
Religious - 4 books
Classics - 2 books
Adult Fiction by an author you've never read - 4 books
Books You Own - 6 books
Books on Your To-read List - 6 books
Other - 4 books
Books have to be at least 100 pages long to count.
SCORING GOES AS FOLLOWS:
In all categories except for Books You Own and To-read Books, each "required" book is 10 points. (In other words, the first two or four books in the category.) After you have read the required number of books, each book is 5 points in a given category.
For Books You Own and To-read Books, each book is 25 points - no matter how many you read! (But you are required to read at least 6 in these categories for full credit.)
Also, for Books You Own and To-Read Books, if those books fit into another category, you can count them in both categories! Hooray!
Those are the rules. Any questions?