Remember in November of last year when I posted my preliminary list for the Semi-Charmed Winter Book Challenge? No? Good. Let’s keep it that way.
Let’s pretend instead that the Semi-Charmed Summer 2015 Book Challenge is my very first attempt at a reading challenge. Surely I wouldn’t have pretended I wanted to take part in a reading challenge last winter when all I really wanted to do was re-read the Harry Potter series for the eighth time. Agreed? Excellent.
Then without further ado, let me present my preliminary list for the challenge. It begins today (May 1) and runs through the end of August. A full explanation and rules for the challenge can be found here. I’ll be posting monthly check-ins on the blog, but if you’d like to see my daily progress, follow me on Goodreads!
- Freebie (5 points): TBD
- Read a book you have never heard of before (10 points): The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (273 pages). Selected by loading up my Goodreads feed and picking the first book that appeared that was new to me. I know literally nothing about this book.
- Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years (10 points): Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (294 pages)
- Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014 (10 points): Landline by Rainbow Rowell (308 pages)
- Read a book by an author that is completely new to you (15 points): Archipelago by Monique Roffey (360 pages)
- Read a book by an author you have read before (15 points): The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (better known as J.K. Rowling) (455 pages)
- Read a book with “light” or “dark” in the title (15 points): The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (343 pages)
- Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title (20 points): Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly (551 pages)
- Read a book with an animal on the cover (20 points): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (226 pages)
- Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books (25 points): The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (216 pages)
- Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long (25 points): Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1463 pages). Admittedly, I’ll probably change this one, as it’s a bit ambitious.
- Read a book with an alliterative title (30 points): Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (560 pages)