Sunday, June 1, 2014

Summer Book Challenge: June Update

As you may know, I am participating in the Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Summer Book Challenge, I started this book challenge excited, and to be honest, a little nervous. I hadn't read books for fun in quite a while and I didn't know if I could handle the task. I also started the challenge in the middle of reading the Harry Potter series, and I didn't want three 700+ page books to not count, so I made sure they would fit into some of the categories before I started. 

I have moved some things around since I posted my original preliminary reading list

Any book that is at least 200 pages long - 5 points: 
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling. Started: May 2, Finished May 5.

A book written before I was born - 10 points: 
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien (published 1937)
Currently reading

A book I couldn't finish reading the first time around - 10 points:
The Clover House, by Henriette Power. Started: May 19, finished May 26.

A book from the children's section - 10 points: 
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling. Started May 5, finished May 9. 

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 "son(s)," "daughter(s)," or "child/children" in the title - 20 points: 
The Witch's Daughter, by Paula Brackston.

A book that will be adapted to film in 2014 - 20 points: 
Devil's Knot, by Mara Leveritt

A book written by another blogger - 25 points: 
Let's Pretend this Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson (AKA The Bloggess)

A biography, autobiography, or memior - 25 points: 
Bossypants, by Tina Fey. 

A pair of books with antonyms in the titles - 30 points: 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling Started May 9, finished May 12.
The Mystery of Breathing, by Perri Klass Started May 14, finished May 19.
(I am using DEATHly and BREATHING as antonyms)

Total as of May 27: 55 points

4 comments:

Tanya Patrice said...

You're doing pretty darn good on this challenge! I'm doing it too, and looking around to see what everyone is reading.

Tanya Patrice
Girlxoxo.com

Rachel Emily said...

How fun! I just started rereading the HP series (my fourth time all the way through, I think?) and I love them just as much as always!

confuzzledom said...

Stopping by from the challenge (I'm doing it too).

I read The Lace Reader a while ago and loved it. I hope you enjoy it too :-)

~Bevchen

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

I love these books. I might have to move some books around. I can't wait to read more this year.