Summer Reading Challenge 

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. 

Total 155/200


I am still doing a couple of other reading challenges and I intend to finish those on time. Details coming later.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Katie says:

    Hey…you did a great job!!! Of these, which was your most favorite??


    1. Run Wright says:

      Reading the Liane Moriarty books was one of the highlights of the summer. I fell in love with her writing and read all her books. But I think my absolute favorite was the first in Alexander McCall Smith’s series No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. The descriptions of life in Botswana, Africa, reminded me of my childhood in Jamaica, it was easy to love the narrator and the mysteries she solved were comically interesting. I thoroughly recommend it. What was the best book you read this summer?


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