Sunday, June 1, 2014

Semi Charmed Summer Book Challenge Update

Just wanted to do a quick update of my book challenge, mainly for myself so that I can keep track.

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.

To Conquer Mr Darcy - 416 pages - Read May 31st. 

10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen. 272 pages.

Read May 1st. 

15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.

The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman. 352 pages.

Finished May 28th, review here.

20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014.

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green. 318 pages.

Finished May 21st, review here.

Total Points: 50/200 

Still to read

10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.

Persuasion - Jane Austen. 288 pages. 

10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.

Matilda - Roald Dahl. 240 pages.

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline. 308 pages. Currently #1 on the paperback trade fiction list.

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

TBD :)

I think I am going to read Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen which Carly has read. 383 pages.

20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.

The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey. 416 pages.

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.

I have no idea.
Update: upon a fabulous suggestion, I decided on The Pioneer Woman's Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. Boom.

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir. 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot. 400 pages.

30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.

The Paris Wife - Paula McLain and The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty. 352 and 417 pages, respectively.


  1. You are a lot further along than I am!! I might look into the Pioneer Woman's book too!

  2. Girl you have some focus to keep plowing through this list! Kudos!

  3. I love this book challenge idea - how fun! Thanks for the reading list ideas!

  4. I LOVED the fault in our stars. Recommend it to everyone and can't wait to see the movie <3

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  5. I like this challenge! I'm going to have to start that this month!

  6. Love it!Good going and you're far along already! Ive read a couple on this list already. I used to read a book a week at one point. Sigh I wish life would give me more reading time. On the upside I read a LOT this weekend.

  7. You are getting there, just a few more to go!

  8. What a fun challenge!! I love reading (especially in the summer) and this is a great way to seek out new books!

  9. I wish I had paid closer attention to this earlier and hopped on board. I'm a voracious reader and grossly competitive with myself once I set goals. Would have been perfect! haha X) though I am loving being introduced to new tittles to add to my list! Are you going to post reviews of each book you finish for this challenge?

  10. Look at you doing all this reading! I am going to have to check a few of these out. Husband's Secret was on my list and The Fault in Our Stars of course.


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