Summer 2015 Book Challenge // Update 3

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Hello friends and fellow bookworms!  As you may remember, I decided to join a Summer 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. Megan’s Semi-Charmed Summer 2015 Book Challenge runs from May 01, 2015 through August 31, 2015.

Here’s my { updated } list – 140 points

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
327 pages – 3/5 stars (Review)

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!)
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
368 pages – 2/5 stars (Review)

10 points: Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (since December 26, 2012)
323 pages – 4/5 stars (Review)

10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014
The Martian by Andy Weir
384 pages – 5/5 stars (Review)

15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you.
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
432 pages – 3.5/5 stars (Review)

15 points: Read a book by an author you have read before.
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Rossi
285 pages – 4/5 stars (Review)

15 points: Read a book with “light” or “dark” in the title.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
531 pages – TBR

20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
314 pages – TBR

20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover.
Tracks by Robyn Davidson (camel on cover)
254 pages – 4/5 stars (Review)

25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books.
Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones
292 pages – TBR

25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long.
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
565 pages – 2/5 stars (Review)

30 points: Read a book with an alliterative title.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
406 pages – 5/5 stars (Review)

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My Rating System
★★★★★ = Amazing!
★★★★ = A great read
★★★ = It’s good
★★ = Just ok
★ = Not for me

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

Jen

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2 thoughts on “Summer 2015 Book Challenge // Update 3

  1. I just finished the Semi-Charmed Book Challenge and I am close to finishing the Literary Ladies Summer Book Challenge. I hope to finish it by August 21 (the next check in). So far, the best books I’ve read this year are Tell No Lies (Gregg Hurwitz), A Man Called Ove (Fredrick Backman), and The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins).

    • HI – thanks for stopping by! I think with the change from 3 months to 4 months for the Semi-Charmed challenge…I *may have* slacked a bit…oops! I have my final 3 books lined up for this month. I haven’t read the other two books you mention, so I look forward to checking them out! Thanks for the recommendations! Have a great day! xoxo

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