Complete // Winter Book Challenge

BookChallenge

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 – 200 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, 3.5/5 Stars – 02/19/2015)
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)

If you want more details on the books listed above, you can read my full reviews here: November, December, January, February.

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

Jen

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2 thoughts on “Complete // Winter Book Challenge

  1. I participated in this challenge, I host my own in a facebook group, I’m in an Aussie Author challenge, and I’m in one more. Yea…I’m a little addicted to these challenges.

  2. You’ve been really busy reading! My reading’s been pretty boring this winter–mostly focusing on reading yoga books to help my teaching. I did read The Hot Zone which is an older book but was relatively interesting, especially since it’s a historical account and it’s interesting to know where the science has advanced since the time that the events in the book took place. Plus I’m a sucker for any mass market book where they talk about doing electron microscopy. 🙂

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