Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer 2014 Reading Challenge: Check-In #2


You may remember me mentioning I'm participating in the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge over at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life. Back in April, I posted my Preliminary List and last month I posted my very first check-in. July has been a great reading month, and I'm happy to report on some great progress in the challenge. Fingers crossed I can make it to 200 points by the end of the summer!



I re-worked some of my categories to maximize my point-earning potential, so here are all of my reads thus far, with my July reads highlighted in red:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.- Bumpology, Linda Geddes, (336 pages, 3 stars)-- Completed June 19, 2014

10: Read a book that was written before you were born.- Wifey [1978], Judy Blume, (288 pages, 4 stars)-- Completed July 23, 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, 5 stars)-- Completed June 1, 2014

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.- The One and Only, Emily Giffin, (432 pages, 2 stars)-- Completed May 31, 2014

15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.- Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, (422 pages, 4 stars)-- Completed July 10, 2014

20: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.- Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin, (348 pages, 5 stars)-- Completed July 21, 2014

20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014.- This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper, (352 pages, 4 stars)-- Completed June 29, 2014

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.- Uganda Be Kidding Me, Chelsea Handler, (255 pages, 3 stars)-- Completed June 29, 2014

30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.-
Book #1: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power, Jimmy Carter, (224 pages, 4 stars)-- Completed July 14, 2014
Book #2: Stern Men, Elizabeth Gilbert, (304 pages, 4 stars)-- Completed July 27, 2014


PREVIOUS POINTS: 60
TOTAL POINTS: 145

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Currently, I'm working my way through Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain for my book I couldn't get through the first time, as well as Landline by Rainbow Rowell. The latter won't count toward the challenge, but I just couldn't wait to read it!!!

What have your favorite summer reads been?

All images courtesy of Goodreads.com

3 comments:

  1. My husband just read Gone Girl. He's more excited for the movie than me. It's the first time I've ever known him to finish a book! He actually asked for more suggestions, so I gave him Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil--hoping to inspire him to take me to Savannah!

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  2. What a good reading month! I need to finish Stern Men! I keep picking it up and enjoying it, and then getting distracted.
    You GOTTA read The Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent!! I would send you my copy, but I already gave it away and then bought a new one for myself, and then gave THAT one away...But you should read it!

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