Summer 2015 Book Challenge // Complete

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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.

Unfortunately, I was not able to complete the full challenge; however, I DID still manage to read ten new books over the summer that fit the challenge rules!  After shifting a couple of books around to fit the categories, here is my FINAL update!

Final List – 170 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.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
278 pages – 4/5 Stars (Review)

15 points: Read a book by an author you have read before.
Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones
TBR – On library wait-list!

15 points: Read a book with “light” or “dark” in the title.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
TBR – On library wait-list!

20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title.
Tracks:One Women’s Solo Trek Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson
254 pages – 4/5 stars (Review)

20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover.
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
by Lucy Dillon
432 pages – 3.5/5 stars (Review)

25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books.
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Rossi
285 pages – 4/5 stars (Review)

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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