I have decided that I'm going to attempt to do a book challenge. I figure that it's getting nice outside & instead of closing myself up in the basement during lunch with Jimmy Fallon (sorry, Jimmy but our lunch dates may have stop until Fall), I should be, at least, sitting in my car by one of the lakes or the river reading. So, what better way than to do it with a challenge?
I'm a little late to the game as I was finishing up Invisible by James Patterson & I had started it before May 1st so it wouldn't count: Anywho, here are the details:
~ The challenge will run from May 1, 2015, to August 31, 2015. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on May 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on August 31 will count.
~ Each book must be at least 200 pages long. Audiobooks and large-print books are fine, as long as the regular print versions meets this length requirement.
~ A book can only be used for one category, and each category can only be completed once. If you want to switch the category of a book during a later check-in, that’s fine, just be sure to account for that in your point total.
~ Rereads can be used for a maximum of three books in the challenge. This rule is meant to encourage you to try new books while still allowing you to revisit books from your childhood or young adulthood that you might get more out of now. Please reread the entire book within the timeframe of the challenge in order to count it; no simply finishing old books or partial rereads.
~ The highest possible total is 200 points, and the first five people who finish the challenge will be invited to contribute a category for the next challenge.
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules. Paper Towns by John Green.
10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before (just go to a shelf and pick a book based on the cover, the title, whatever you want!). Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond.
10 points: Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years (if you've had a Goodreads account for 2+ years, this will be easy to figure out. If you don’t, do your best to pick a book you’re pretty sure you've been wanting to read for years.). LA Candy by Lauren Conrad.
10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014. Yes, Please by Amy Poehler.
15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you. The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad.
15 points: Read a book by an author you have read before. Smitten by Janet Evanovich.
15 points: Read a book with “light” or “dark” in the title (Or “lightness” or “darkness.”). TBD
20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title. Looking for Alaska by John Green.
20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover. Zoo by James Patterson.
25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris.
25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long. — Submitted by winter finisher Kristen from See You in a Porridge. Dr. Sleep by Stephen King.