Summer Book Challenge 2015 #scsbc15

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…]

. . .

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


6 Comments Add yours

  1. ohhh how fun! i looooved ‘catcher in the rye’ and i haven’t read ‘price & prejudice’ either so let me know what you think! ‘yes please’ was a total yes please. it jumps around with short essays but a good read!


    1. Louise says:

      I’m so glad you liked Catcher in the Rye! I read some negative reviews but you’re the second person to say you loved it so I’m no longer nervous! I started P&P last night so hopefully I’ll have some feedback soon! 😉


  2. Mary says:

    I got through the whole Wicked series by listening to the audio version. I read the first and almost died. The CDs were so much better.


    1. Louise says:

      That might be the trick, Mary! I’ll have to try that if (when…) I fail at this challenge! Thanks for the tip and the comment!


  3. GP says:

    Couldn’t stand P&P – Guess I’m in the minority!


    1. Louise says:

      My mom said she hated it, too! The language forces me to re-read some paragraphs, but it’s getting me back into the swing of reading and paying attention to what I read!


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