As evidenced by my lack of presence in the blogging world, life is just a tad bit busy these days. I was doing great with my book challenge progress while on maternity leave, but now that I'm back to work? Fugetta 'bout it.
I have realistic expectations about Megan's Summer Book Challenge, but I figured I'd assemble some kind of Preliminary List to get myself motivated! If I read one of these books, I'll call it a win.
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.| Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison
Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick a book based on the cover, the title, whatever you want!) |I Don't Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer
Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years.| Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014.| We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you.| The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
15 points: Read a book by an author you have read before. (No re-reads for this one.)| Scary Close by Donald Miller
15 points: Read a book with "light" or "dark" in the title. (Or "lightness" or "darkness.")| The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere (Another book I've needed to review forever!)
20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title.| Looking for Alaska by John Green
20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover.| The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books.| The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long. — Submitted by winter finisher Kristen from See You in a Porridge. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
30 points: Read a book with an alliterative title. (All words in the title must begin with the same letter; no exceptions for articles or prepositions. Examples: Gone Girl or Nicholas Nickleby. Yes, this is tough, which is why it's worth the most points!)Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
As you may have noticed, none of these are particularly intellectually-challenging reads. But that's not exactly the type of material I'm looking for these days. A quick, light-hearted read is about all I can commit to- so what do you think? Have you read any of my picks?