Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Books, Books + Winter Book Challenge

After seeing Kristen's post about the Semi-Charmed Winter Books Challenge I thought I would see if I could make it work with my 348+ books I "own" that I have yet to read. Yes, I finished my list of books I have I need to read before I spend more money or download more free books!

I made this list today, so I have a couple I really need to think on and do a little bit more research on. Those food/meals ones are so dang hard! (TWSS)

If you're new to the challenge, the skinny is that you have from November 1st to February 28th to finish all of the books on your list / in the categories and earn points.

If you're new to MY BLOG welcome!! I'm an avid reader of anything with Romance/Love in it - this is a MUST in any book for me. Chicklit, New Adult, some Young Adult, other works of fiction and you won't see much else around here. This challenge will really be a stretch for me especially with a different genre and another language. I'm an avid Goodreads user, so we should be friends!

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
This one will be whatever book I ended up "having" to read, lol.



10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books.

Lover at Last by JR Ward

591 Pages

10 points: Read a book of short stories.

The Kiss: An Anthology of Love and Other Close Encounters

350 Pages

10 points: Read a book with a food (not a drink!) in the title.

Champagne and Lemon Drops by Jean Oram

286 Pages

15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you (so no rereads for this one!).

Ten Tiny Breaths by KA Tucker

262 Pages

15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language.
I'm consulting the interwebs for this and book blogger friends. Thanks to Brianna for this book, she had it on her list and it sounds really good! Plus they had it free at the library, so that's awesome!

The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker (originally written in Dutch)

256 Pages

15 points: Read a book written by a local author (either an author from your state if you live in the United States, or in your country if you live somewhere else—note: author must be from where you currently live).

Frayed by Kim Karr

304 Pages

20 points: Read a "bookish book" (in which books play an important role, e.g. the setting involves a bookstore or library, a major character is an author, or a book that celebrates reading and books. Examples: The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind, The Thirteenth Tale, etc.)
I need to read this before the next one comes out Dec. 2nd. It's a male librarian rawr!!

Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton

256 Pages

20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title (e.g. north, south, east, west or any combination of those).

True North by Marie Force

404 Pages

25 points: Read a book from a genre you don't usually read.

I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

897 Pages

25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title. Be sure to tell us the song name and artist as well!

All You Need is Love by Marie Force (song by The Beatles)

368 Pages

30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title (e.g. breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, brunch; update: meals like feast, banquet, picnic will also count, but try not to get too "creative" with your meal words!).
Let me tell you I've been looking through all of my Goodread friends TBR lists and have found absolutely nothing that works with this category!

Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson

440 Pages

Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye

361 Pages

The three or four categories with TBD are because I need to consult with friends to make sure I'm not stuck reading a book I won't like/be able to finish.

Don't forget to come and link up your #TBTHolidatEdition posts tomorrow!


  1. the meals one was so hard! i hope you find something. wow, your not normal genre book is so long! lol. if you haven't read the book thief, you should, it's so amazing. it's not about romance and love on the sexy scale but it does have an overall love vibe, a breaking your heart kind of way. family and so much more. must read.

  2. Wally Lamb is GREAT. I hope you enjoy broadening your scope of usual reads! This challenge is going to be fun :)

  3. You have some good choices! I haven't posted my list yet because I'm still unsure on a lot of them, but I have some ideas reading other people's lists.

  4. The meal category is HARD! I went through my entire want-to-read list and found a grand total of three! I think you might enjoy Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson based on what you've said you like. I've already read that one and was trying to avoid rereads.


  5. Thanks so much for posting, I can't wait to join in! As a matter of fact, I stopped working this morning to focus on my list and completed it! I borrowed your 'True North' book, because it sounds amazing! :)


  6. I am so joining in on this sounds fun! Champagne and lemondrops was cute.

  7. I love seeing what other people are reading! :) This sounds like a great challenge. I added you on Goodreads. :)

  8. I thought "I Know This Much Is True" was a fantastic book.


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