Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Book Challenge by Erin 9.0 Selections

I'll be honest, knowing that school is going to be in session for all of this challenge means that I do not have high expectations of being able to complete this challenge.  Nonetheless, I skipped out on the last challenge because of school and I still managed to read plenty of books, so I figured I could give my reading list a direction.

I won't lie, there was something freeing about not doing the challenge last time because I've been able to put down and pick up books that I wanted to read on a whim.  I didn't feel pressured by my list to read something I didn't necessarily enjoy to check a box.  #MeganProblems, I know.  The only person forcing me is myself.

But this time, I'm going to be easier on myself.  I'll focus on getting these in audio format so I will actually be able to listen to them, since I've not been so hot at actually picking up a book and reading it for a while now.  My reality is, when I sit down with a book, I am ignoring something else I might like to do or, worse, have to do.  When I am listening to an audiobook, I can still do other things, like the laundry, drive, water the flowers, scoop poop, cook dinner, puzzle (although there won't be much of that going on while school is in session), etc.  Because of that, I aimed for books that I can probably get an audio version of without much difficulty.

5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages

  • TBD

10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “N”

10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) orange cover

15 points: Read a book with an unlikable character 

20 points: Read a book from the list of 100 books that PBS calls “The Great American Read” 

I didn't think I would have already read so many books on this list, but here we are.  Guess it's finally time to read a classic that I "missed out" on...

20 points: Read a book with something related to water in the title; i.e. ocean, sea, lake, river, waves, etc.

25 points: Read a book you’ve owned the longest but haven’t read yet 


30 points: Read a book with an emotion word in the title; i.e. joy, sadness, grief, love, anger, etc.

30 points: Read a book (must be at least 2 words in the title) where each word in the title of the book begins with the same letter (conjunctions count)

35 points: Read a book featuring a character who shares your profession or similar.

  • The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy   
    • A book about Cadets.  I'm not actually a Cadet, but I am a student at the Citadel.. and since there aren't really books about "people who write instruction manuals", I'll go with my student "job".

1 comment:

  1. Oooh I hope you like Dark Triumph! I think it is my favorite of the series :)

    Never even heard of The Lords of Discipline- guess I'm not as up on my Conroy as I thought! Haha.

    I haven't been doing the challenge and don't think I will this round either :-/


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