May 6, 2014

Summer Book Challenge-it's on!

My sister and I used to go to my grandparents library when we visited in the summer and pick out books to read. When we finished them we could add stickers to the wall and see who had the longest sticker line-I never won. I love to read now and though summer isn't work free it's still a good time to finally get around to some books I've been wanting to read. And now I have a challenge from Semi-Charmed Kind of Life to push me to get going.

Here are the challenge categories:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
-No Man's Land, Cory Toth (269 pages)

10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
-The Catcher in the Rye, J.D Salinger (a re-read from high school-277 pages)

10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.
-The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay (544 pages-have to start from the beginning again)-my husband's favorite book.

10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
-A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L'Engle (211 pages) or Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery (320 pages)

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.
-The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty (394 pages)

 15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
-Serena, Ron Rash (371 pages)

15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.

20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.
-The Storyteller's Daughter, Cameron Dokey (221 pages)

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.)
-The Fault In Our Stars, John Green (318 pages)

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.
-Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson (318 pages)

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
-Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling (222 pages)

30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
-Keep Quiet, Lisa Scottoline (352 pages) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer (326 pages)

What books do you want to read this summer?

Happy reading!


  1. Found your blog via the linkup! So many good choices! Anne of Green Gables is my top pick for that category too!


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