Monday, July 23, 2012

Finished with the Summer Reading Challenge!

That's not actually me breaking the tape, but Erika M. of my fabulous Bibliophile group. I am the one right behind her, pumping those arms (and notice that I look a little thicker than the others - HA!).

The result is the same - I FINISHED the Bibliophile Summer Reading Challenge!

This was a lot of fun for me. I don't know if I was just in the mood to read or if the leader, Vonnie, hit upon especially fun categories. It was more than likely a combination of the two.

To update:
1. Read 3 BOTM books from June-August and MUST participate in one of the books' discussions. *NOTE: If you participate in ALL of the books’ discussions, you will receive an extra raffle entry*
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (June)
- The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht (June)
- The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (July)

2. Read a book that has a summer theme in the title.
- The Beach Girls by Luanne Rice

3. Read a book that has ONE of the sundae colors on the cover: brown, yellow, and pink.
- The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski (pink)

4. There are many adventures during the summer. Read a book tagged “adventure”.
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

5. Read a book that’s a Bibliophile member’s favorite.
- Forever Odd by Dean Koontz (Terry B's favorite)

Mini Challenge #1 : Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover: Read a book that only got your attention because of its cover. This challenge ends Saturday, June 23rd.
- Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson

Mini Challenge #2: 21st Century: Read a book from the list of "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" from Avery on the Airwaves. This challenge ends Thursday, July 5th.
- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

Mini Challenge #3: Going to the movies: Read a book that has been turned to film. Ends July 15th
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Mini Challenge #4: High School Reunion: Read a book most people read in high school but you haven't read. Ends on July 26th
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

And there are more challenges coming, so I am already excited about that. When the winner is announced, that will be just a bonus. It's the reading that is the prize!


  1. Good Job, Carmen! I still have some reviewing and another book to read for it

  2. You're too funny! I love the description of your picture :D