Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Another Book Challenge, Yay!

While I'm not quite done with this first book challenge I started in November, I ran across this and saw a way to get another few books marked off my list and participate with others. Although I'm a little late since this Challenge started at the beginning of the year, I jumped right in and already finished one of my books, yay!

Some of the important factors are:

* The challenge will run from January 1, 2015, to April 30, 2015. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on January 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on April 30 will count. (We live in different time zones – follow this according to your own time zone.)
* Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audio books are fine too.
* A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book, or change the book you originally chose, no worries.
* You can read your books in any order you choose.
* Rereads can be used only once. If a book you love fits into a category, go ahead and visit it

5 points: Read a book, any book that is at least 200 pages long.
The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken | 286 Pages

10 points: Read a book that begins with the “A”, “An”, or “The”.
The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken | 275 Pages

10 points: Read a book with a two word title.
Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren | Not Published Yet.

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)
Undecided - Do you have any suggestions for me?!

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 E; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer or The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld will count too)
Hoping for Love by Marie Force | 533 Pages

20 points: Read a book set in any country in Europe.
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young | 372 Pages (This is a re-read for me!)

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/#/_
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson | 371 Pages

30 points: Read a book by a favourite author that is not a re-read. (submitted by Shana)
Better When He's Bad by Jay Crownover | 384 Pages

30 points: Read a book by a comedian or comedic actor. (submitted by Ann Marie)
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler | 329 Pages

35 points: Read a book about science, discovery, or a scientific process – non-fiction only. (submitted by Susan)
This list should help: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/692.Best_Science_Books_Non_Fiction_Only : There are 822 books on this list. I don’t know if they all are what Susan had in mind, but any of them should work for the challenge.
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan | 264 Pages

There were a few books on my last challenge I ended up changing, but I don't foresee that happening with this challenge. It's a lot more pliable to fit my likes!

Have you read any of these books?


  1. I have decided I am not good with challenges. Too many books on my to-read shelf. I have heard good things of Yes,Please.

  2. These book challenges are really fun, but I dont think I'd complete even half of it!! Good luck girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Book challenges are so fun! I haven't read any of those books, but I'll be interested to hear your reviews when you're done!

  4. I have the hardest time finding books that fit into categories :) Good luck on your challenge.

  5. you know i love book challenges!! :) yes please was pretty good!

  6. Brain on Fire and Yes Please are both on my list of books to read soon!

  7. I have Yes, Please on my list to read. I would fail hard at a challenge but I love seeing other peoples lists and achievements!

  8. Great challenge. Yes Pretty please was awesome!

    1. I meant yes please was pretty awesome... my brain is on overdrive ...


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