Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Book Challenge #2

So this time, I'm not going all crazy.. I'm doing a SINGLE book challenge and I'm giving myself backup options so that way when I find a book that is absolutely unbearable, I can quit reading it and move on to another book in that category.

I picked Erin's challenge because it's on FB and easy for me to keep up (convenience is the key to my heart.. ok, and puns) with and zero pressure and because #goldengirlsclub4ever.


My goal is to always find books from my to-be-read (TBR) list first.  If I don't have any books on my TBR list that meet the criteria, then I will search outside of my list.  That said, almost all of these came from my TBR list.. #win

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

10 points: Read a book that begins with the letter “D”:

10 points: Read a book with a four word title:

15 points: Read a book with one of the following words in the title: “mother(s)”, “father(s)”, “son(s)”, “daughter(s)”, or “child(ren)”:

20 points: Amazon ranks their “most popular authors”, and they update this list hourly. Based on when you make your book list, look at the top 100 authors, and pick a book to read from one of those authors, but here’s the catch – it needs to be an author new to you…one of the most popular authors, yet you’ve never read them before. http://www.amazon.com/author-rank:

20 points: Read a book set in any country in Asia. (In previous challenges, we’ve been to Europe, Latin America, and a country you’ve never visited. Stick around, we’ll tour the world!):

25 points: Read a book with a “Season” in the title. (I start the challenge in Summer and end in Autumn; many of you start in Winter and end in Spring…so the title of your book should have Summer, Autumn/Fall, Winter, or Spring in the title.): 

30 points: Read a book that will make you laugh from this list. (submitted by Bernadette):

30 points: Read a book that is a friend or family member’s favorite book (or the favorite book of another participant from this challenge). (submitted by Peggy):

35 points: Read a book published the year you were born (1986). (submitted by Meredith):

I've acquired most of the books on this list already, which means happy reading to me come January 1st!  I'll probably make my way through all of the books on this list, even after the challenge is over, because I have some pretty good books listed here.  Also, yay for having a used bookstore nearby!  That said, Erin does a challenge round for those who finish the first round and having all these backups could get me into the challenge round!  We'll see.  I'm not aiming to win, just to read.  But my competitive streak has been pretty strong lately.

Books I'm still looking for (ya know, if you have a copy you want to send me so I can save some House dollas):


  1. I'm impressed that you've already acquired those books! Maybe I would do better on my reading goals if I thought ahead like that :)

  2. Bossypants is the only book that I have actually read on your list but several of them are on my TBR list too! Good luck!

  3. Almost all of mine get compiled from my already existing tbr list as well. But, searching goodreads is a fun activity (because I'm an old woman who likes to look for books)...so I always try to challenge myself with a category that forces me to find something new.
    I think I'm going to offer 3 prizes this time because several people are mentioning a competitive spirit.

  4. I love that you started with your TBR list to see if you could scratch some of them off your list for this challenge! I did the same thing, and it made me so excited for this challenge!


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