I love participating in any of Megan's book challenges. I never finish, but it's still fun to try. I've picked up books I've never heard of or never would have considered to fulfill requirements and I've found really amazing books because of it. I probably won't have the time to finish the summer challenge, but I still want to give it a go. Here's my preliminary ideas:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
I know, I know. How could I have this on my bookshelf and not have read it yet? I really have no excuse or explanation.
10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.
A friend of mine had two copies and gave me this one to read. We both really liked the first Hobbit movie and were curious on how the book compares. I've been torn on whether or not I want to read the book before I watch the movies. But I'm too curious about the story to hold out.
10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around. (You must have at least 150 pages left in the book to use it for this category.)
Yet another book I have on my shelf that I keep picking up and setting aside. I told Jessica that I'd read it so she can use it for the "Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge" category, so that'll be good motivation. I would hate to leave her in a lurch!
10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.
I'm all about knocking out the series this challenge. I have a lot of them on my 'to read' list. It's weird to me that this is in the children's section, but whatever. I'll take it.
15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.
TBD...we'll see what's on the list when I get to this section
15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.
15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge. (Yes, you will have to wait until the first check-in to choose this book! So no one will be able to finish this challenge in only one month; sorry!)
TBD...fingers crossed I find a good book from the first check in!
20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title. No other words will count—including kids, offspring, etc.—so please don’t ask. :)
I found this book by searching for books with 'daughter' in the title. Actually, I searched 'children' and 'son' first and didn't find anything I was smitten with. But this one, The Tyrant's Daughter, sounds fascinating.
My mom handed me this book last time I was home and I never got around to it. I've heard great things about it so I'm excited to read it.
25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.
25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
I loved the first book by John Elder so I'm super excited to read this one.
30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
Do these count? Because I really want them to. I could get more creative if I had to.
Is it May 1st yet? I'm ready to start!