Another Winter Book Challenge (Can I Do It?!)

Call me crazy, but despite my participation in the Semi-Charmed Winter Book Challenge, I have stumbled upon another challenge that just seems too fun to pass up. I read about the Book Challenge by Erin on another blog (kicking myself for not remembering whose) and loved what I saw, so I'm hoping the fact that it runs from January-April will allow me to try my hand at completing both!

Here are the categories and the books I've chosen for each (and if you're interested in playing along too, here's the Facebook page for the challenge):

5 points: Read a book, any book that is at least 200 pages long. | TBA

10 points: Read a book that begins with the “A”, “An”, or “The”. | The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

10 points: Read a book with a two word title. | Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

15 points: Read a book with an animal in the title. (Examples: Animal Farm by George Orwell, Dog on It by Spencer Quinn, The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans) | The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

20 points: Take the first letter of your first name…Read a book that the title begins with that letter. (Examples: Erin – title should begin with ; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer or The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld will count too) | The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone

20 points: Read a book set in any country in Europe. | All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

25 points: Read a book from the NPR’s guide of great books from 2014. (There are so many books from a variety of genres in this list; good luck choosing!) http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2014 | Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

30 points: Read a book by a favourite author that is not a re-read. | The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

30 points: Read a book by a comedian or comedic actor. | I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

35 points: Read a book about science, discovery, or a scientific process – non-fiction only. (This list should help: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/692.Best_Science_Books_Non_Fiction_Only) | The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

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Have you read any of these books?


  1. Oh oh! I've been wanting to do this! I think I might join. Thanks Kaity :)

  2. I've read the Mark Haddon book. I have a couple of family members with Aspergers, so I find it fascinating when a story's narrator shares that perspective.

    Glad you're participating!

  3. This seems like an interesting challenge - I want to read J.K Rowling's new book :D

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

  4. You are definitely ambitious! It's going to be a struggle to finish the winter challenge for me. I did read three books, and listened to a fourth on tape, this month that will count. Having some free time during the holidays helped. ;)