Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Winter Book Challenge: Month 2


Welcome to the second check-in for the Semi-Charmed Winter 2012 Book Challenge! Believe it or not, one reader already finished the entire challenge! Please congratulate Heather, who also won the Summer 2012 Book Challenge! Who will be the next finisher? See the full scoreboard below:

  1. Heather @ Cross-Stitching Diva — 200 (DONE: First finisher.)
  2. Nova @ My Seryniti — 60
  3. Erinn @ it's the journey... — 60
  4. Erin @ Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian — 60
  5. Brighton Joy @ Dear Brighton — 55
  6. Darlene @ Darlene's Book Nook — 40
  7. Ashley @ This Unscripted Life — 40
  8. Eliza Kay @ Eliza K — 35
  9. Fiona @ The Book Voyage — 35
  10. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life (host) — 30
  11. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest — 20
  12. Kimberly @ Love YA Books — 20
  13. Mae @ coffee moments — 20
  14. Hannah — 20
  15. Jessica @ Sweet Green Tangerine — 15  
  16. Jen @ Grown in Southern Ground — 5 
  17. Ech @ Ech & Will — 5
Luckily, I had a lot of time to read during my travels this Christmas. I hope my reading doesn't drop off too much after I get back on the road later this week! Here's my most recent update (I moved Water for Elephants to a different category—it's been on my Kindle since February, I think—so Gone Girl could fit in the genre category):
    5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before. — The Help, Kathryn Stockett (530 pages)
    5 points: Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet. — Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (drama/literary fiction) (335 pages)
    15 points: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife.The Bloodletter's Daughter, Linda Lafferty (512 pages)
    30 points: Read three books from three different genres. — Between the Lines, Samantha van Leer & Jodi Picoult (young adult/fantasy) (358 pages); Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys (historical fiction) (338 pages); and Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (thriller) (419 pages)

    PREVIOUS POINTS: 30
    TOTAL POINTS: 55

    Please leave a comment on this post recording your progress by January 20. If you're just joining, you can check out the full rules here. Good luck!

    6 comments:

    Brighton Harper said...

    30: Read three books from three different genres. 1) NEVER SEDUCE A SCOT 2) THOSE GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ESPN 3) UNLIMITED

    20: Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday. MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS

    15: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE

    15: Read a book that was originally written in a language other than English. BEL AMI

    Previous points: 55
    Total points: 135

    elizabrt said...

    5 points: Read a book by an author that you have never read before. The Coincidence of Kallie & Cayden - Jessica Sorensen

    10 points: Read a book written in the decade you were born.
    The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett

    15 points: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. The Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan

    15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a book other than English, The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery

    20 points: Read a book with a number in the title.
    The Twelve - Justin Cronin

    20 points: Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday. My Kind of Christmas - Robyn Carr

    20 points: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. Amy and Isabelle - Elizabeth Strout

    25 points: Re-read a book. Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

    Previous points: 0
    Total points: 130

    Sweet Green Tangerine said...

    15 points: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clark

    15 points: Originally written in another language: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    25 points: Pulitzer Prize Winner or Finalist: A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan

    30 points: 3 different genres: The Night Circus (Fantasy), Wither (YA Dystopian), Gone Girl (Mystery/Thriller)

    Previous Points: 15
    Current points: 100

    Kimberly said...

    5: Read a book by an author you haven't read before. - Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

    5: A book you have at home but haven't read yet. - The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

    15: Originally written in another language. - Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro (Translated from Spanish by Pamela Carmell)

    20: A book with a number in the title. - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

    20: Author with the same initials as me. - Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

    30: 3 books from 3 different genres. -
    Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (YA Dystopia)
    A Purrfect Match by Chris T. Kat (Adult M/M)
    Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Children's Dark Fantasy)

    PREVIOUS POINTS: 20
    TOTAL POINTS: 95

    Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

    5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before.- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

    5 points Read a book you already have - Pretty in Plaid, Jen Lancaster

    10 Read a book written in the decade that you were born - The key to Rebecca, Ken Follett

    10 Read a book that takes place in the state/province where you were born. - East of the Mountains, David Guterson

    15 Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife. - The Senator's Wife, Sue Miller

    20 Read a book written by an author who shares your initials. - The Last Summer, Ann Brashares

    10 points for Read three books from three different genres 1 book read - Confessions of a Call Center Gal, Lisa Lim

    Previous points: 40
    Current points: 75

    I've definitely been slacking lol

    Hannah said...

    25: Re-read a book- The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

    10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you were born (Missouri)- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    15: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife- The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

    PREVIOUS POINTS: 20
    CURRENT POINTS: 70