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.
Lets GET STARTED!







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)


4 comments:

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

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  2. What a fun challenge! I hope she does another one for Winter (or Spring)....my 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 Word...it's disturbing, though. And seriously creepy.

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  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!

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  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. :)

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