Update 3 // Winter Book Challenge


Hello friends and fellow bookworms!  As you may remember, I decided to join a Winter Book Challenge to help me cross off a few books that have been sitting on my “To Be Read” shelf on Goodreads for far too long!  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.  The Semi-Charmed Winter 2014 Book Challenge runs from November 01, 2014 through February 28, 2015.

Here’s my { updated } list -190 points! 

5 points: Freebie! — Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan (352 pages, 3.5/5 Stars – 12/01/2014)
10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books. — The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (311 pages, TBR)
10 points: Read a book of short stories. —  My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Various Authors (336 pages, 3.5/5 Stars – 01/10/2015)
10 points: Read a book with a food in the title. — When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison (338 pages, 4/5 Stars – 01/28/2015)
15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you. — Anne of Green Gables #1 by L.M. Montgomery (320 Pages, 5/5 Stars – 12/16/2014)  I know, I know…I can’t believe I’ve never read this either….
15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language. — The Dinner by Herman Koch (Dutch) (306 pages, 3.5/5 Stars – 11/21/2014)
15 points: Read a book written by a local author. — A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.  (400 pages, 5/5 Stars – 11/19/2014)  Author from Alberta, Canada…where we currently live!
20 points: Read a “bookish book.” — Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (256 pages, 4/5 Stars – 11/26/2014)
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title. — The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (369 pages, 5/5 Stars – 12/05/2014)
25 points: Read a book from a genre you don’t usually read. — Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (War/Military Genre) (473 pages, 4/5 Stars – 12/06/2014)
25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title. — Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern (song by Fall Out Boy) (373 pages, 5/5 Stars – 01/21/2015)
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title. — Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard (341 Pages, 3/5 Stars – 01/19/2015) and Just Desserts by Mary Daheim (256 pages, 2/5 Stars – 01/25/2015)

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



3 thoughts on “Update 3 // Winter Book Challenge

    • If it’s the right challenge, it can really help you tackle your “To Be Read” list, in addition to introducing you to new books 🙂 I think about 70% of my books were ones I already wanted to read…and the others were recommendations from others in the challenge!

  1. Whaaaaat?! I’m so glad my challenge inspired you to read Anne of Green Gables haha. One of my all-time favorite childhood books/series!! Good luck finishing your last book! 🙂

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