I’ve seen multiple bloggers talk about this challenge, but it hailed from Semi-Charmed Kind of Life!
I will not win this challenge (of that, I am sure…) but hopefully this will strong-arm me into picking up more books and putting down the remote. Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a distant memory, I was a dedicated reader. Also, reading improves writing and there’s no downside to that!
Rules can be found on Megan’s site. Here’s the challenge and my starting line-up (which might change as we go):
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules: The Secret Life of Violet Grant || Beatriz Williams
10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before: [This will be spontaneous @ the library.]
10 points: Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years: Pride & Prejudice || Jane Austen
10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014: Yes Please || Amy Poehler
15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you: The Miniaturist || Jessie Burton
15 points: Read a book by an author you have read before: The White Queen || Philippa Gregory
15 points: Read a book with “light” or “dark” in the title: The Light in the Ruins || Chris Bohjalian
20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title: China Dolls || Lisa See
20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover: The Catcher in the Rye || J.D. Salinger
25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books: Wicked || Gregory Maguire
25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long: Outlander || Diana Gabaldon
30 points: Read a book with an alliterative title. [I’m going to creep on other readers for ideas…]
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Ok, first of all, I know that it’s embarrassing that I’ve never read Pride & Prejudice. I know. Secondly, I have tried and tried to get through Wicked, so this is my last attempt. Third: Yeah, I am gonna attempt Outlander; wish me luck…
Also, I have this thing for historical fiction… I think most of my list falls into that genre. Oops!
Alrighty, let the games begin! Care to join me? #scsbc15