Winter 2015 Book Challenge #scwbc15

I’m going to try this book challenge again with Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life… Last time I got a total of 0 points. (HA!) I’m much better at the movie thing… Anyway, I just found out I will be husband-less for a week and a half next month (#businesstrip) so maybe I can really crack down and read some books!

(For the sake of your health and mine, let’s not hold our breaths.)

Ok, the rules can be found here, but basically the books must be +200 pgs (unless noted), no double-dipping in categories, I can only choose three re-reads, and I can’t start them early.

So here are the requirements and my choices!:

5 points: Read a book that has between 100 and 200 pages | The Halloween Tree (Ray Bradbury)
10 points: Read a debut book by any author | Murder at the Brightwell (Ashley Weaver)
10 points: Read a book that takes place in another country | The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
10 points: Read a book that someone else has already used for the challenge | Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
(taken from Erin’s List)
15 points: Read a book published under a pseudonym | Assassin’s Apprentice (Robin Hobb)
15 points: Read a book with “boy,” “girl,” “man” or “woman” in the title | Girl Waits with Gun (Amy Stewart)
15 points: Read a book with a one-word title | Cinder (Marissa Meyer)
20 points: Read a book with a person’s first and last name in the title | Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (JK Rowling)*
20 points: Read a food-themed book | Julie & Julia (Julie Powell)
20 points: Read a book with a verb in the title | The Air He Breathes (Brittainy C. Cherry)
30 points: Read two books with the same title (by different authors) | Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell) & The Cloud Atlas (Liam Callanan)
30 points: Read a nonfiction book and a fiction book about the same subject | Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (Therese Anne Fowler) & Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

*I don’t usually re-read books, but HP is an exception!

Like I said, this starts November 1 and goes until January 31. (Wow… January? Are we even ready for 2016? Woof…) I have little faith that I will get more than 10 points, but seeing as I’m only competing against myself 10 points sounds great! #scwbc15

What do you think of my choices? What would you pick? Anyone have some words of encouragement?

-Louise

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12 thoughts on “Winter 2015 Book Challenge #scwbc15

  1. I completely forgot that Julie & Julia was a book before it was a movie, so that’s such a great choice for that category! I’m reading the last book in the Lunar Chronicles for that category too, and I hope that you like the series as much as I do!

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    1. My husband bought me Julie & Julia a realllllly long time ago- before we were even engaged. But I haven’t read it yet! (Oops!) I’m glad this challenge lights a little fire under me!

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    1. Oh man… me too! I like fall because the next season is Christmas (and I just love the coziness of the winter holidays), but I can’t believe we’re here already!

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    1. You and me both, friend. I’m horrible about reading 😦 I used to breeze through books but now I just don’t make the time! Hopefully I can get through some of the shorter ones on my list, just to say I did!

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  2. It’s so funny that you say that you’re better at movie challenges because I’m the complete opposite. I’ll be lucky if I get through 15 movies for the fall film challenge, but I’m confident I’ll be able to finish this book challenge.

    It can be a little harder to get a lot of reading done if my husband wants to hang out, but we both usually try to have some “me” time each day, so I get a lot done then (and he usually watches sports or TV shows on Netflix that I have no interest in).

    I haven’t read any of these, but The Halloween Tree sounds intriguing. I’m going to check it out on Goodreads!

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    1. I think we tend to have “me time” while we’re working, so when we’re both home relaxing he likes it when my brain is in the room, not lost in a book 😉 Occasionally I sneak away while he’s watching a car show and get some chapters read! I’m SO excited to read The Halloween Tree- I’ve been trying to find it forever. I actually think it’s for a younger crowd, but it’s been on my list forever!

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  3. I’m with you on not being able to believe it’s already almost the end of the year! I love your picks for the last category I got Z a few months ago and have been wanting to read it, but it never makes it to the top of my list.

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    1. I think that I’ve heard of Z, but I was just browsing GoodReads and thought, ‘Oooh, that sounds good!’ Haha! Your excitement for it makes me excited, though!! Thanks for stopping by, Carly!

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