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! 


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

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