Saturday, April 18, 2015

List #26 - Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Summer Book Challenge

Yeah, yeah, yeah...surprise, surprise...another book challenge.  Sorry not sorry if you get bored with my book posts, but they're going to happen.  The first book challenge that I ever participated in was hosted by Megan, and I imagine I'll be forever a participant.  If you're new here and/or unfamiliar with Megan's challenges, here's a link with the details:

And here's my list or go check it out on goodreads:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules. -
Gathering Prey by John Sandford
READ May 17, 2015

10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick a book based on the cover, the title, whatever you want!)
Paper Chains by Nicola Moriarty - I went to my favorite second hand bookstore, wandered around looking at titles of books, covers, and reading the synopsis on the back.  I did not want to cross reference to good reads because I thought that would be cheating ;)  I selected this book, only to discover it IS on my good reads "to read" list (along with 462 other books, so I didn't remember it).
READ May 5, 2015

10 points: Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years. (If you've had a Goodreads account for 2+ years, this will be easy to figure out. If you don’t, do your best to pick a book you’re pretty sure you’ve been wanting to read for years.)
READ June 9, 2015

10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart  
READ June 21, 2015

15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you. 
READ May 30, 2015
15 points: 
Read a book by an author you have read before. (No re-reads for this one.)
READ May 12, 2015

15 points: Read a book with "light" or "dark" in the title. (Or "lightness" or "darkness.")
Darkside by Belinda Bauer  
READ June 19, 2015

20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title.

20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover.
Summertime by Vaness Lafaye (also released as Under a Dark Summer Sky)
READ July 17, 2015

25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books.
Killer by Jonathan Kellerman 
READ May 25, 2015

25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long. — Submitted by winter finisher Kristen from See You in a Porridge. - 
Middlesex by Jefferey Eugenides (my copy was 566 pages)
READ August 6, 2015

30 points: Read a book with an alliterative title. (All words in the title must begin with the same letter; no exceptions for articles or prepositions. Examples: Gone Girl or Nicholas Nickleby. Yes, this is tough, which is why it's worth the most points!) - 
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
READ June 15, 2015

I read the categories and went to my bookshelf (and floor).  I had eight books that fit the challenge sitting there waiting to be read.  All eight were purchases from second hand bookstores that I'd picked up over the last couple of years.  Finally, I'll get around to reading them! 

Have you read any of these books?  Do you participate in book challenges?


  1. I JUST requested "We Were Liars" from the library. Can't wait to read it.

    I do what I want.

  2. That sounds like such a cool challenge! By the way, I never get bored of your book posts. :) I want to check out We Were Liars as well. I guess I should participate in such a challenge too at some point!

  3. i think we have the same book for the last one, yay :) i'm excited, i just love challenges :) well, i love the idea of them haha. i have only finished one, here's hoping i finish this one! i really want to choose another category :)

  4. Your list is so different to everyone elses (apart from Angela's Ashes)! Interesting choices :-)

  5. Yay! Thanks for being a "forever" participant! :) And congrats on finishing!


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