Monday, November 10, 2014

Winter Reading List

On Saturday I finally became the proud owner of a library card. It was a spontaneous decision and I couldn't feel more motivated to start reading more books. Up until now I have really been lacking in the reading department. I have quite a few books I purchased at the book sale earlier this year. I intended to participate in a Summer reading challenge that I failed miserably at only reading 1 book. Now that winter is approaching, there is nothing I love more than snuggling up on the couch in my blankets with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The perfect equation to add a book. It also works out that the Semi-Charmed Winter 2014 Book Challenge just launched on November 1st. I can totally get on board.

 

General Rules:

Challenge will start November 1st and run through February 28th, 2015. All books must be at least 200 pages in length and only 3 can be rereads. You may use audio books as loon as they meet the criteria. 

Categories

10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books
10 points: Read a book of short stories.
10 points: Read a book with a food (not a drink!) in the title.
15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you (so no rereads for this one!).
15 points:
 Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language.
15 points: Read a book written by a local author (either an author from your state if you live in the United States, or in your country if you live somewhere else—note: author must be from where you currently live).
20 points: Read a "bookish book" (in which books play an important role, e.g. the setting involves a bookstore or library, a major character is an author, or a book that celebrates reading and books. Examples: The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind, The Thirteenth Tale, etc.)
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title (N, S E W)
25 points: Read a book from a genre you don't usually read.
25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title. Be sure to tell us the song name and artist as well!
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title (e.g. breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, brunch; update: meals like feast, banquet, picnic will also count, but try not to get too "creative" with your meal words!). 

So there you have it. The categories. I have no decided on any books yet since this was a last minute decision so I will check back in next week with what I decided. I know what my winter is going to look like. Cozy and adventurous!

Do you participate in book clubs or book challenges?

4 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! I have been reading heaps sine I got my kindle and started commuting and I really enjoy it, after years of not reading! I have just read the Robert Galbraith - Silkworm which was really good (JK Rowlings pseudonym!). xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  2. What a cute idea! I love reading and definitely haven't gotten enough book time in lately.

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  3. I am a major library fan so I'm always glad when someone else signs up! There is nothing better than books magically appearing on your Kindle and then disappearing when they are due back!

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