Friday, October 4, 2013

Autumn Book Challenge

So while I was catching up on my blog reading last night I stumbled upon this Book Challenge that Kelsey from Keeping Up with Kelsey posted about. I LOVE reading and thought it would be fun  to challenge myself to read new books that may not normally be in my genre of reading. With this Challenge I will be reading 5,521 pages! Click on the lovely button above to find out the rules and to join this challenge. Here is a basic run through, each book that you pic for the criteria has a certain point value (200 point max). You/I will link up at the end of the challenge and see how we did. If I read ALL the books on my list I get 200 points. I have until December 31st 2013 11:59pm.

Searching for Someday (Love Spells, #1)

#1 Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title (5 Points)
Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst (384 pages) COMPLETE 10/7

We Were the Mulvaneys
#2 Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club (10 Points)
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carole Oats (454 Pages)

Don't Breathe a Word
#3  Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live. ( 10 Points)
Don't Breathe a Word by

Holly's Inbox (Holly's Inbox #1)
#4 Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents. (15 points)
 Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham (736 pages)

First Date (The Dating Games #1)
#5 Read a book first published in 2013. (15 points)
First Date by Melody Carlson (224 pages)

A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends, #1)
#6 Read a book with something spooky in the title. (15 points)
A Job From Hell by Jayde Scott (371 Pages)

Water for Elephants
#7 Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. (20 points)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (335 pages)

Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1)
#8 Read a book on which a television series has been based (20 points)
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs (532 pages)

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped (Zombie, #1)
#9 Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title (25 points) 
 Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (340 ages)

House RulesVanishing Acts

#10 Read two books by the same author. They can be in the same series, but do not have to be. Co-authors do not count (30 points)
House Rules by Jodi Picoult (532 Pages)
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult (426 pages)

The Druggist of Auschwitz: A Documentary NovelIn the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
#11 Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. (35 points)
The Druggist of Auschwitz: A Documentary Novel by Dieter Schlesak (374 pages)
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitlers Berlin by Erik Larson (464 pages)


  1. Oh wow, what a cool challenge - and great picks! Water for Elephants is one of my favorites :)


  2. What a fun challenge! I hope she does another one for Winter (or Spring) reading list is full up through the end of the year, but I'd love to participate in something like this someday.

    I LOVED Don't Breathe A's disturbing, though. And seriously creepy.

  3. Eeek! Thanks for the shout out and also thanks for joining me. Let's keep each other responsible :) Oh, and I was going to choose Water For Elephants, I actually have it if you'd like to borrow it instead of buying it! Oh, and I cannot wait to see how our views will be on the druggiest of auschwitz book, it looks so interesting!

  4. Great list! I've read We Were the Mulvaneys and Water for Elephants and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I also ADORE Jodi Picoult - I've read all her books except The Storyteller (just waiting for the paperback version next month!). And I've read another of Erik Larson's books and loved it - this one is on my list. Overall, I'm very excited about your picks! Thanks so much for joining my challenge. :)