With no school responsibilities this summer, I've decided to participate in the Summer Book Challenge, hosted by Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life. I have a HUGE stack of books that are mostly thrifted just laying around waiting to be read. The sad part is, most of them have been laying around for over a year, so this challenge is giving me the motivation to finally read them.
Here's my preliminary reading list for the next few months:
Any book that is at least 200 pages long - 5 points: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling.
I chose this book, because (as I've already mentioned) I'm in the middle of re-reading the series and I started this one within the time frame of the challenge (yesterday) and I'm not letting a (nearly) 900-page book count for nothing.
A book written before I was born - 10 points: The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien (published 1937).
A book I couldn't finish reading the first time around - 10 points: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.
A book from the children's section - 10 points: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling.
A book on the New York Times Best Sellers List - 15 points: To be determined.
A historical fiction book that is not based in Europe - 15 points: The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry (Salem, Massechusets)
A book another blogger has already read for the challenge - 15 points: To be determined.
A book with "sons," "daughters," or "children" in the title - 20 points: The Witch's Daughter, by Paula Brackston.
This is a book that I also started but never finished, so I'm not sure if it counts as one of my three re-reads or not, but I'm looking forward to finishing it.
A book that will be adapted to film in 2014 - 20 points: To be determined.
I really wish I would have waited to read Gone Girl now that I know about the challenge. Oh well. I am thinking of The Fault in our Stars, by John Green, or Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Any suggestions?
A book written by another blogger - 25 points: Let's Pretend this Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson (AKA The Bloggess)
If her book is anything like her blog then I'm sure this will be the easiest most enjoyable book on my list.
A biography, autobiography, or memior - 25 points: Bossypants, by Tina Fey.
She has always been someone that I considered a role model, and I've had her book for almost a year without reading it.
A pair of books with antonyms in the titles - 30 points: also, to be determined.