Thursday, May 1, 2014

[Book] Challenge Accepted

one reason to get the engines for this blog chugging away was this summer book challenge hosted by Megan from Semi-Charmed Kind of Life. i haven't intentionally read a bunch of books over the summer since i was in elementary school. i remember borrowing stacks of books at a time from the library and reading through them as fast as i could so i could get the treasured coupon booklet. looking back, i think the only coupon i really cared about (and used) was the free ice cream cone from McDonald's. funny how such small things can really motivate kids :)

there won't be free ice cream cones for this challenge but i'm excited to finally read through many books that have been on my list for quite some time. in the words of a mr. barney stinston, "challenge accepted!"

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
— 1984 by George Orwell 

10 points:
 Read a book that was written before you were born.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 

10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
The BFG by Roald Dahl 

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it. Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo 

15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan 

15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.
— TBD 

20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson 

20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014.
The Giver by Lois Lowry 

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell 

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
—TBD. any ideas?  

Anyone want to join me? :) 


  1. Visiting from the linkup and I like the list! Another Roald Dahl pick for a children's book :-) The BFG is a fun one.
    I also love that you picked 1984 for the freebie. Another one I could have used for my "books I didn't finish", sadly!

    1. Thanks Megan! I'm slightly ashamed that I've never read The BFG as a kid and I never got to read 1984 as a high-schooler so I have to make up for lost times! Too many books and not enough time :)