Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer 2014 Reading Challenge: Check-In


Way back in April, I signed up to participate in Megan's Semi-Charmed Summer Reading Challenge. I'd seen her challenges in the past, but always let them pass me by. Reading challenges always make me a little wary because I'm the kind of person who chooses what I want to read based on however I feel at that particular time. I can't force myself to read something I'm not in the mood for. But this challenge seemed to allow for a lot more personal freedom, plus there was the added bonus of a built-in point system so I could appease my inner competitor. 


I posted my Preliminary List at the end of April for this May-August challenge and so far this is where I stand in points:

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5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.- The One and Only, Emily Giffin, 432 pages (Completed May 31, 2014)

10: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling, 310 pages (Completed June 1, 2014)

15: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.- A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter, 224 pages (Currently reading)

20: 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.)- This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper, 352 pages (Completed June 29, 2014)

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.- Uganda Be Kidding Me, Chelsea Handler, 255 pages) Completed June 29, 2014)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 5
TOTAL POINTS: 60

I read another book in June that doesn't fit into any category so that put me behind, but we leave for our family vacation on July 6, so I'm thinking lots of beach reading will get me closer to the challenge total of 200 points. Here's hoping!

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