Saturday, August 9, 2014

Semi Charmed Book Challenge August Update

Just wanted to do a quick update on the book challenge, mainly for myself so that I can keep track and accountable. 

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.

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.

Finished whilst in Australia. Didn't hate it, didn't love it.

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

The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey. 416 pages.

Finished this on July 6th. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't an edge of my seat biting my fingers kind of book. 

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

Read in August:

Matilda - Roald Dahl. 240 pages.

Who doesn't love Matilda? Such an easy read, finished in a couple of hours.

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

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen which Carly has read. 383 pages.

Review coming soon!

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.

Review coming soon!

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.

Reviews coming soon!

Previous Points: 85/200
Updated Points: 165/200

Still to read

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

Persuasion - Jane Austen. 288 pages. 

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir. 

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

I read a lot more in July (Attachments, A Heart for Milton, Looking for Alaska) but they weren't for the challenge, I had to scramble towards the end of the month to catch up and now I only have 2 books left!


  1. Look at you go!! Only a few more to go, you can totally do it!

  2. I did not read ANY books in July. Isn't that terrible? I just haven't had time =(

  3. Wow - you are almost done with the challenge - that's a lot of reading!!!

  4. Wow, go you! Definitely some interesting titles in there!

  5. I loved Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - I hope you do too! :)

  6. You are doing such a good job with the challenge! I did good in June and theeeen I've been slacking since then! I can't wait to hear what you think of the Husband's Secret! I started it, but couldn't get into it, so I just let it go and read something else instead. I hope you liked Along for the Ride!

  7. I would totally read some awesome book right now! Instead of that I gotta study. :///

  8. You are rocking this challenge!!! Love it!

  9. I like this challenge :). I had to take a break from the fifth Song of Ice and Fire book after watching/reading a lot of Game of Thrones. So I switched to the Divergent series, which I never finished, and I'm feeling much better now. I can't wait to try something else after this. I haven't read any of these besides Pride and Prejudice, which is one of my favorites.

  10. dang you go girl! I just finished the attachments after you seeing it on your list...i'm not such a fast reader haha!

  11. i can't wait to read your review on the husband's secret. i've been back and forth about buying it!

  12. What what what is this book challenge you speak of?! I need in on this. Love this!!

  13. How are you able to read so many? I think I may have a time management problem... lol


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