Thursday, September 26, 2013

Semi-Charmed Autumn Book Challenge

Why, look....Bev's found another Challenge to do.  What a surprise.  

Photo via @mcstroup on Instagram
Megan, over at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life has posted the first autumn installment of the Semi-Charmed Book Challenge! I thoroughly enjoyed her summer challenge and even got to be one of the lucky winners to suggest a category for autumn.  Want to join in the fun?  Click on the blog link above.

General Rules:

  • The challenge will run from October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on October 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on December 31 will count.
  • New rule: In the past, I haven't allowed rereads because I said I wanted you to experience new books with my challenges. Now, however, I've decided up to three books for the challenge can be rereads. This is to allow you to revisit books from your childhood or young adulthood that you might get more out of now, or to finish books you started a long time ago but never completed. Please reread the entire book within the timeframe of the challenge in order to count it; no simply finishing old books or partial rereads!
  • Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audiobooks are fine, as long as the print versions meet the page requirements.
  • A book can only be used for one category. If you want to switch the category later, that's fine, just be sure to account for that in your point total.
  • The highest possible total is 200 points, and the first five people who finish the challenge will win a featured/guest post on Semi-Charmed Kind of Life and be invited to contribute a category for the winter challenge. Good luck!

And now for the exciting part: The challenge categories! Megan invited each of the current winners of the summer challenge to contribute their own category to the autumn challenge. If you win the autumn challenge, you'll get to help her make the winter challenge! Fun, right?

Here's my Autumn plan:

5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title: Foundation by Isaac Asimov (10/4/13)

10: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club: The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier (10/6/13)

10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live. If you do not live in the U.S., read a book that takes place in the country where you live (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Megan.)  Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton Porter (10/22/13)

15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents: Cold Earth by Sarah Moss (10/18/13)

15: Read a book first published in 2013: Unthinkable by Richard Cibrano (10/12/13)

15: Read a book with something spooky in the title (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Bev.): The Haunted Doll's House by M. R. James (10/9/13)

20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Gypsi.): The Water Room by Christopher Fowler (10/25/13)

20: Read a book on which a TV series has been based: Gently Go Man by Alan Hunter (10/27/13) [gave rise to the Inspector George Gently series; avg page # 209, based on physical copies logged on Goodreads]

25: Read a fiction book that has someone's first and last name in the title: The Dorothy Parker Murder Case by George Baxt (11/19/13)

30: 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 (i.e. the author must be the sole author of each book): Death Is in the Air (11/10/13) and Check-out Time by Kate Kingsbury (11/13/13)

35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic: The Murder Stone by Charles Todd [fiction] (11/8/13) and Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves [nonfiction] (The Great War/World War I)  [11/7/13]

Points So Far: 200  Complete!


Megan said...

I'm so impressed that you already picked potential books for each category! Be sure to come back on Monday and link up this post. :)

Bev Hankins said...

I'll be there!

TracyK said...

I don't see how you do it, Bev. I am overwhelmed just trying to finish my current challenges for the year. You do read more books in a year than I do, but still...