Summer Reading Challenge Preliminary List


It’s time for the next installment of the Semi-Charmed Book Challenge series! I had high hopes of participating for the winter challenge, but I watched more TV than I read books… Oops! But with a cross-country flight and a week at the beach, I have no excuses to not complete this challenge. The challenge runs June 1-August 31.

I have outlined the books I plan to read for each category. If you want to participate, head over to this post from Megan of Semi-Charmed Kind of Life and link-up!

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

10 points: Read a collection of short stories or essays. They may all be written by the same author, or the book may be an anthology from different writers; your choice! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Anthony Conan Doyle or Fairytales by Hans Christian Anderson.

10 points: Read an adult fiction book written by an author who normally writes books for children. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling – I have had this book for years, but have yet to read it.

15 points: Read a book set in Appalachia. Gray Mountain by John Grisham.

15 points: Don’t judge a book by its cover! Read a book with a cover you personally find unappealing. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

20 points: Read a book that you have previously only seen the film (movie) of. The Martian by Andy Weir or Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.

25 points: Read a book with a punny title. The title can be a play on another book title, movie title or a common expression. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a literary Twist by Tim Federle.

30 points: Read a microhistory.  The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough.

30 points: Read one book with a good word in the title, and one with a bad word. The Gilly Salt Sistsers by Tiffany Baker and Revenge wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger.

40 points: Read two books that contain the same word in the title, but once in the singular and once in the plural. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker.



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