I love book challenges. Ok, let's face it. I love to read - and I've attempted several book challenges and I have NEVER finished a challenge. I read a lot - but the minute I start a challenge, I seem to stop and find excuses to get out of reading. Lately, however, I've not been reading at all. Life is crazy, work is hectic, and I'm super stressed. I'm hoping that this time will be different. I hope that this challenge will actually get me back into reading! Here goes nothing! Wish me luck!!
Here is my preliminary list for Semi-Charmed Kind of Life's winter book challenge. If you are interested in participating as well, head over to Megan's blog to check out the full details!
**And don't get me wrong. Like I already said, I love to read. However, I think one of my favorite parts of Megan's challenges are reading the new list of categories and searching for just the right book to read!!**
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
...leaving this blank and will fill in when I must read a book not on the list!...
10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books.
Mercy by Jodi Picoult
10 points: Read a book of short stories.
Women in Bed by Jessica Keener
10 points: Read a book with a food in the title.
Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks
15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you.
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language.
...still searching for this book! It's a tough one!...
15 points: Read a book written by a local author (from your state).
The Selection by Kiera Cass (attended college in and currently lives in Virginia)
20 points: Read a "bookish book" (in which books play an important role in the story).
Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title.
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
25 points: Read a book from a genre you don't usually read.
Beach Remedy by Sasha L. Miller
25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title.
Love The One You're With by Emily Giffin
(Song "Love The One You're With by Stephen Stills)
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title.
The Dinner by Herman Koch and Breakfast in Bed by Eleanor Moran