June 3, 2014

Semi-Charmed Summer Book Challenge

Hey Y'all!

I was so excited when I randomly came across Megan's blog, Semi-Charmed Kind of Life, and read about her Summer Book Challenge.  I love to read, but I love having suggestions on what to read.  This challenge was perfect because Megan gave us categories that we had to pick a book in and there was also a link-up so I could read what other bloggers decided to read.  The challenge ends August 31st, so I'm excited to keep reading.  Here is my list so far and what I have completed:



Challenge Categories:
  
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around. (You must have at least 150 pages left in the book to use it for this category.)
10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.
15 points:
 Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge. (Yes, you will have to wait until the first check-in to choose this book! So no one will be able to finish this challenge in only one month; sorry!)
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title. No other words will count—including kids, offspring, etc.—so please don’t ask. :)
20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014. (Here are 16 ideas to get you started, but I know there are plenty more options.)
25 points: Read a book written by a blogger. (Submitted by Jessica of The Tangerine.)
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
 


Here are my books: 


5: Freebie! -- TBD, I have a few on my list I can't decide between. 

10: Book written before I was born -- Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
10: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around -- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
10: Read a book from the children's section -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 
15: Read a book that is on the Best Seller List -- Unlucky 13 by James Patterson 
15: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe -- Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline
15: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge -- A Fault in Our Stars by John Green
20: Read a book with  "son", "daughter" or "children" in the title -- The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
20: Read a book that will be a film in 2014 -- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
25: Read a book written by a blogger -- Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist 
25: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir -- Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenicity, and the Perfect Knuckleball by R.A. Dickey, Wayne Coffey 
30: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles -- 7: An Experiment Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 

If you've read any of these, please let me know what you thought! 


2 comments:

  1. This is pretty neat! Interested in attempting it but not sure how well I would do!

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  2. You've inspired me! I think I'm gonna do this :) It looks fun!

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