Summer Book Challenge – Check-in #1

Good morning! Here’s my first check-in of the 2014 Summer Book Challenge hosted by Semi-Charmed Life

The categories I’ve read thus far are in purple:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.

10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn’t finish the first time around. (You must have at least 150 pages left in the book to use it for this category.) Overbite by Meg Cabot (I borrowed this from the library a while ago but it was due before I had a chance to read it). I really like Meg Cabot books – they’re always fun and light reads.
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman, Overbite by Meg Cabot, Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty,, Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times‘ Best Sellers List when you begin reading it. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (#25 on the NYT Paperback Trade Fiction List when I read it). I didn’t like this book too much. It was a bit disjointed and snarky.
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman, Overbite by Meg Cabot, Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty,, Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe. What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman – historical fiction about involuntary commitment to an insane asylum in New York during the time of the Depression. I saw this on Jen‘s list and I’m glad to have read it! I think it’s YA. What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman, Overbite by Meg Cabot, Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty,, Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge. (Yes, you will have to wait until the first check-in to choose this book! So no one will be able to finish this challenge in only one month; sorry!)
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title. No other words will count—including kids, offspring, etc.—so please don’t ask. 🙂

20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014. (Here are 16 ideas to get you started, but I know there are plenty more options.)

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger. (Submitted by Jessica of The Tangerine.)
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
30 15 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles. I just read The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. A new favorite author! I’m anxiously awaiting her next novel. The antonym will be a novel with First in the title; it’s on hold at the library.
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman, Overbite by Meg Cabot, Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty,, Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

That’s 4 books, so I’m right on track to finish up by September 1.

Have you joined the 2014 Summer Book Challenge? How’s it going?

 

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Wendy

Comments

  1. Stopping by via the challenge. I like the sound of What She Left Behind and am considering it for my book that someone else has read 😀

  2. This is a neat summer challenge and such a good way to find new books to read. The “antonyms” challenge is really creative!

  3. I can’t read for long periods of time- it’s so hard for me to focus and really I just want to get to the bottom line, for that reason I really enjoy blogs and magazines! Bi suspect I will have to change that as I have started an on-line Bachelors program and really it’s all reading!! I learned through nursing school that if you approach ever paragraph with thinking, what is this really saying? You can go into the reading with a goal and it helps me stay focused! I also learned that challenges in life meet you on what you need to work on- so really this online thing will work for me- since I need to learn to focus and being able to read for ling periods of time – anyway good luck to you all with your challenges – I hope you enjoy the Summer -stay cool 😉

  4. Hmm, did Meg Cabot write a vampire book? Unexpected, but I’m intrigued. And I also didn’t love Where’d You Go Bernadette. It was entertaining, but I was disappointed after hearing such glowing reviews. Thanks for playing along! Good luck!

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