Thursday, November 1, 2012

Winter 2012 Book Challenge: The Preliminary List

Happy November 1st, everyone! As you recover from last night, don't forget to start reading your first novel for the Semi-Charmed Winter 2012 Book Challenge. :) I've included my tentative reading list for the challenge in this post. I would love to see your tentative lists if you're participating!


5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before. — One Day, David Nicholls
5: Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet. — Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
10: Read a book written in the decade that you were born. — Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
10: Read a book that takes place in the state/province where you were born. — A Walk to Remember, Nicholas Sparks
15: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. — The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve; The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht; or The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
20: Read a book with a number in the title. — The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
20:  Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday. — Still undecided. Any suggestions? :)
20: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. — The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
25: Read a Pulitzer Prize winner or finalist for fiction. — The Road, Cormac McCarthy
25:  Re-read a book. — The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
30: Read three books from three different genres. — The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (fantasy); The Paris Wife, Paula McLain (historical fiction); and Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (drama/literary fiction)

If you want to participate, link up in the original post! The complete rules can also be found in that post. Good luck!

P.S. — Don't forget to tweet about your progress using the hashtag #SCWBC12!

10 comments:

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

I'm READY!!

5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before. ~~Jubliee

5: Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet. ~~Edgar Sawtelle

10: Read a book written in the decade that you were born. ~~Watership Down

10: Read a book that takes place in the state/province where you were born. ~~Juliet

15: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. ~~The Pastor's Wife

15: Read a translated book. ~~ The Hangman's Daughter

20: Read a book with a number in the title. ~~One Day

20: Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday. ~~A Season of Angels

20: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. ~~The Petty Troubles of Married Life

25: Read a Pulitzer Prize winner or finalist for fiction. ~~The Color Purple

25: Re-read a book. Pet Sematary

30: Read three books from three different genres. ~~The Bridge(romance/christian), Lisey's Story (horror), Deception Point (mystery/suspense)

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

I started The Night Circus on audiobook today & so far I LOVE it! I don't even have a place on the list for it, I just saw it at the library & wanted to read it.
I would love to see a comparison post of The Night Circus v. Water for Elephants if you read both. I've read WfE but didn't like it too much. Just not my style.
I'll go post my list on the blog now & send you the link. :)
I really hope I make it through this challenge.

Leah said...

I'm in for the challenge! I posted about it on my blog today, linked up on your original post, and came back from the library yesterday with a few books to get me started! It was torture to wait until today to start one, but I held out and am now happily reading away! :-)

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Me too on holding out!!

Mae said...

Hi Megan, I posted my picks on my blog. And I have to say, your choice for book (One Day) by author you've never read before is one of my favorite books! Can't wait to get started.

Deidre said...

Wow sounds like a great challenge - I've been so bad at reading lately, I don't think I can sign up for it. But I'm currently reading a book I've never read, by an author I've never read! So go me?

Erin Cataldi said...

Well now you've got me thinking. I better start on my tentative list now!

xx BHB said...

Truman Capote is one of my all time favorites -- does a short story count? His "A Christmas Memory" is amazing

Melissa said...

I wish I had time to participate in this challenge! You're going to love Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. What a fantastic book :)

myseryniti said...

The only one I'm having issues with is the find an author with your initials.

Thank you for doing this again. I had a blast with the summer reading! :D

5 points: Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
5: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
10: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
10: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
15: The Emancipator’s Wife by Barbara Hambly OR The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
15: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
20: Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
20: Dating Mr. December by Philipa Ashley OR The Night Before Christmas by Lori Foster and others
20: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. Submitted by Sarah of The Roaring Twenties via Twitter.
25: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
25: Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
30: Alibi by Annie Miles-Mystery, Matt Archer Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley - Horror, Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens, Romance