2014 Semi-Charmed Summer Reading Challenge: The List!


Yay, a challenge that is not a readalong and/or not one I created myself! This should be lots of fun. More about the rules and categories here!

I heavily raided my Goodreads shelves for help building this list, but I still didn’t find everything. I’ll add titles in when I find something at the library or whatever!
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
TBD! I think it’ll be Regency Buck, though, as I’m almost finished with it.

DONE: Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer.

10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
This will probably end up being something like Georgette Heyer’s Simon the Coldheart (published 1925). I can’t believe I’m back on another Georgette Heyer kick after spending an entire MONTH reading nothing but her books, but I am!
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn’t finish the first time around.
The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart #2) by Philip Pullman. I DNF’d it for some reason– just out of temper or something?– but I LOVED the first book so I definitely want to finish up the series.
10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
I’m thinking this one will be either Splendors and Glooms or Wildwood.

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times’ Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.
TBD. This one should be tough, as I don’t usually read best sellers while they’re still best-selling.
15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard takes place in 15th century Mexico; it’s a fantasy-mystery and I’ve been wanting to read it for a few years now.
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.
TBD.
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Am pretty sure this is the one that several of my friends (and coworkers) have recommended to me, so I’m gonna read it!
20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014.
I might reread The Giver, not sure.
25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.
TBD.
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain. I’m thinking this is kinda like No Reservations?
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins / Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer.

4 thoughts on “2014 Semi-Charmed Summer Reading Challenge: The List!”

  1. This sounds like such a fun way to compose a reading list! And I like your selections 🙂 I have been curious about Wildwood for a long time, so I’m looking forward to your thoughts.

  2. There’s too many rules for me to participate in this. I hope you have a ton of fun. For a book written by a blogger, there’s a ton of nonfiction. 🙂

    1. For the blogger book– I don’t know yet if I want to go the “started a a blogger and then published a book” route or if I could wrangle it so an “author who blogs” would count. Because I do follow a LOT of author blogs whose books I’ve been meaning to read for a while now!

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