2014 Summer Reading Challenge | Final Book Report

Way back in April, I decided it was long overdue that I participate in one of Megan's seasonal book challenges. Now that Summer 2014 is officially drawing to a close, so is my first reading challenge and I am so happy I did it! If you're someone like me who doesn't care for structure and prefers to read whatever comes to them- this reading challenge was the perfect fit. I can't wait to participate in more in the future, I'm just sorry it took me so long to hop on the bandwagon!

So without further ado, here is my final book report and the answer I know everyone is waiting on with bated breath (sarcasm)...did I complete the challenge?!

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 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain, (352 pages, 4 stars)-- Completed August 16, 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


Missing categories:

15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.- Currently reading: Bread & Wine, Shauna Niequist

Extra credit:

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth, Jenny McCarthy, (165 pages, 3 stars)-- Completed July 19, 2014

Landline, Rainbow Rowell, (310 pages, 3 stars)-- Completed August 5, 2014

Four: A Divergent Story Collection, Veronica Roth, (208 pages, 4 stars)-- Completed August 15, 2014

The Maze Runner, James Dashner, (374 pages, 3 stars)--Completed August 17,2014

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So you probably figured out by now that I big, fat failed this reading challenge. Theoretically, I easily could have finished this in August with only 3 remaining categories to complete. But I just really struggled to get through those last categories and chose to read books that I wanted to read, but didn't count for the challenge.

There's always next time, right? And believe me, I will be doing this again.

Stay tuned for a recap on my favorites (and the stinkers) that landed on this list, next week!

1 comment:

  1. I think I failed, too. I only had two categories to complete and I just never got around to one of them. I'll put my post up this weekend some time.