Sunday, June 01, 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Month 1 Check In

Today is the first check in for the Summer Reading Challenge, and so far, I have ten of the twelve categories done.  I haven't written all my reviews yet, but have linked to the ones that are already posted.  One of the remaining categories is "read a book another blogger has read for the challenge" and based on the responses so far, I'm leaning towards Where'd You Go Bernadette because I've really been wanting to read that or Wild.  Both of those would involve books I don't actually have yet, but have been meaning to read.  Maybe someone else will post and mention that they've read Orphan Train before the end of the day (fingers crossed).  I also noticed that I actually read a book one of the other bloggers read last month (Beautiful Ruins) but I can't count it since I didn't know they were reading it.

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long. - This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper (352 pages, 3 stars)
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born. - The King of the Castle by Victoria Holt (288 pages, 3 stars)
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around. - The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (411 pages, 2 stars)
10 points: Read a book from the children's section of the library or bookstore. - The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell (336 pages, 4 stars)
15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it. - Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (8 on paperback nonfiction when I started) (288 pages, 4 stars)
15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe. - Palisades Park by Alan Brennert (New Jersey) (448 pages, 4 stars)
20 points: Read a book with "son(s)," "daughter(s)" or "child(ren)" in the title. - Son of a Gun by Justin St. Germain (272 pages, 3 stars)
20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014. - Serena by Ron Rash (371 pages, 4 stars)
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir. - I Don't Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer (256 pages, 4 stars)
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (307 pages, 4 stars) and This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff (304 pages, 3 stars)
Point total: 160/200

1 comment:

Megan C. Stroup said...

Great progress! And I actually noticed other people have already categorized books as "read by another participant" after seeing the first month's check-ins, so you are welcome to use Beautiful Ruins on next month's check-in if you'd like. :)