Winter 2014 Book Challenge


Hello friends and fellow bookworms!  As my free time devoted to reading has slowly dwindled over the last few months, I have decided to join a Winter Book Challenge to get me back into the swing of things!  The idea is that there’s a list of categories, and you choose a book that fits into each category, racking up points for each one that you accomplish.  If you’re interested in joining, visit Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life to get all the details.  The Semi-Charmed Winter 2014 Book Challenge starts on Saturday (November 01, 2014) and runs through the end of February (February 28, 2015).  That gives me plenty of time to cross off a few books that have been sitting on my “To Be Read” shelf on Goodreads for far too long!

Here’s my { tentative } list! 

5 points: Freebie! — We’ll wait and see which non-challenge book I just can’t resist 🙂
10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books. — Anything from Nicholas Sparks…there are a few that I want to devour!
10 points: Read a book of short stories. —  My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Various Authors
10 points: Read a book with a food in the title. — When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison (I have been wanting to read this author!)
15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you. —  …I have plenty of series on my TBR list: Throne of Glass, Legend, Enclave, The Rosie Project, Outlander, Under the Never Sky, Graceling, Cinder, Whiskey Sour
15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language. —  The Dinner by Herman Koch (Dutch) or The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (Swedish)
15 points: Read a book written by a local author. — A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.  (Author from Calgary, Alberta, Canada…where we currently live!)
20 points: Read a “bookish book.” — Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan or Village Books by Craig McLay
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title. — Possibly The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin or The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole by Roland Huntford or possibly a re-read of Watership Down by Richard Adams (I haven’t read this since my teens!)
25 points: Read a book from a genre you don’t usually read. —To Be Determined…
25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title. — The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes or Crazy for You by Jennifer Cruise or Yes Please — Amy Poehler or Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title. — Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard and Breakfast at Darcy’s by Ali McNamara

Have you ever participated in a book challenge? What’s the best book you’ve read this year??



One thought on “Winter 2014 Book Challenge

  1. Stopping by via the challenge. Your list is excellent! I loved mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookshop and I hope you do too. Also, I haven’t read Watership Down in years but I remember it made me cry like a baby. The poor bunnies!

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