Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer Reading Challenge

What on earth is it about these reading challenges that FIRE ME UP?!

I am all about my Bibliophile group's summer reading challenge, and am reading nothing but challenge books. I don't care if I win or not (don't get me wrong, it would be such a bonus!), I just want to make it through all of the criteria.

Every book I open these days must meet one of the challenge points. I have the added benefit of an extensive TBR list, so I have a 99% chance of choosing a book that I already planned to read anyway. There are a few exceptions (I probably would not have read The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht, but I found it at the Friends of the Library store for $2 and am quite enjoying it).

Reading is such a joy. I just can't imagine not loving it. And being excited about reading because of a challenge is just one of the best feelings ever! Here is my progress to date on the challenge:

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 reading now

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

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