I love participating in Megan‘s Summer Reading Challenge which runs from May 1st to August 31st. Book challenges are fun, it’s great to start even if they’re often a doozy to finish – there’s usually one or two categories that just seem impossible to complete. Here’s how I did this time:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules. My Father’s Wives by Mike Greenberg 223 pages 4/5 stars Completed 5/24/15
10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick a book based on the cover, the title, whatever you want!) The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty 394 pages 4.5/5 stars. Completed 5/8/15
10 points: Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years – Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty 356 pages 4 stars completed 6/19/15
10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014. Landline by Rainbow Rowell. 308 pages. 3 stars completed 5/10/15
15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you. Overexposed by Susan Shapiro. 308 pages. 3/5 stars. Completed 5/5/15
15 points: Read a book by an author you have read before. (No re-reads for this one.) Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 458 pages. (Because I loved The Husbands Secret) 4.5/5 stars Completed 5/14/15
20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title. Finding Paris by Joy Preble 259 pages 3/5 stars Completed 5/17/15
20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover. This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes 372 pages 4/5 stars Completed 6/4/15
25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 235 pages 3.5/5 stars Completed 8/31/15
25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 555 pages 4.5/5 stars completed 6/8/15
The 2 categories I didn’t finish:
15 points: Read a book with “light” or “dark” in the title. (Or “lightness” or “darkness.”) I started ” All The Light We Cannot See” and just couldn’t finish it – too heavy for my present state of mind.
30 points: Read a book with an alliterative title. This category is still unfinished. I was going to read Angela’s Ashes or Summer Secrets, both of which are on my shelf, but I just didn’t get to them on time.
I am still doing a couple of other reading challenges and I intend to finish those on time. Details coming later.