Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Reading/Book Challenge 2013

Summer Reading Challenge 2013

I have seen this challenge a few times before but I didn't know where or how to participate in it. I finally found that Semi-Charmed Kind of Life is the host. Since I caught it on the day of I thought it would be fun to join in. I will be posting here as my updates appear. I also posted some FYIs, in case you want join in.
  • The challenge will run from July 1, 2013, to September 30, 2013. No books that are started before 12 a.m. on July 1 or finished after 11:59 p.m. on September 30 will count.
  • No re-reads (unless specifically stated)! I want you to experience new books with this challenge.
  • 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. 

The Summer Reading Challenge:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book you'd like, as long as it follows the above rules. :)
5:  Read a book that is less than 150 pages long. (Yes, this is an exception to the general rules! You're welcome haha.)
10: Read a book with a color in the title.
10: Read a book that is not the first in its series. (And yes, it must be in a series.)
15: Read a book it seems everyone but you has read!
15: Read a banned book. (For consistency's sake, the book must be found on one of these lists. See the links in the first paragraph for book lists.)
20: Read a book written by a celebrity. This can be a memoir or a fiction book published by someone who was already famous by another means (e.g. James Franco).
20: Read a non-fiction book that is not a memoir. It can be pure non-fiction or narrative non-fiction.
20: Read a book that takes place in a state you have never been in. If you have been to all 50 states, choose a book that takes place in a country you have never been in. Also do the latter option if you are not American.
25: Read a book that is at least 400 pages long.
25: Read a book with a main character who shares your first name. If you have an uncommon name and really can't find a book, let me know and we can come up with an alternative.
30: Read a book written by an author who was born in the same year as you. (Halo by Alecandra Adornetto)
Use the hashtag #SCSBC13 when tweeting about the book challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge 2013 Ideas:
5 points: Freebie! 
5:  Book 150 Pages Long: 
10: Color in the title: 
10: Not the first in its series:
15: Book everyone but you has read: Gone Girl 
15: Banned book: To Kill a Mockingbird
20: Book written by a celebrity: Elixir by Hilary Duff
20: Book written in a state you have never been in: Dewey 
20: Bon-fiction book that is not a memoir:
25: Least 400 pages long:
25: Main character who shares your first name:

30: Author who was born in the same year as you: Halo by Alecandra Adornetto

The Summer Reading Challenge 2013 Updates:
5 points: Free
30: Author born in the same year as you: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (currently reading)


Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

This seems like an interesting challenge! I might have to try this out!
Sincerely, Sara

Katie said...

what a fun challenge! i definitely read more in the summer than any other time!