Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Summer 2013 Book Challenge: Month 3

Time's up! Please put your books down and record your progress in a comment on this post. :) You can see the scoreboard up until this month after the jump, along with my check-in to see how to format your comments.

  1. Natasha @ Be Happy. Be Free. — 200 (DONE: First finisher.)
  2. Bev @ My Reader's Block — 200 (DONE: Second finisher.)
  3. Megan @ Just A Small Town Girl — 200 (DONE: Third finisher.)
  4. Erin J. — 200 (DONE: Fourth finisher.)
  5. Gypsi @ Level 1 Homemaker — 200 (DONE: Fifth finisher.)
  6. Brighton @ Dear Brighton — 190
  7. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life (host) —180
  8. Judi @ Life is Sew Good — 150
  9. Kerry — 140
  10. Sharon @ ceiling flickers —135
  11. Blair's Head Band — 125
  12. Hannah @ Goodreads — 120
  13. Fran @ Free Borboleta — 110
  14. Julie @ Smiling Shelves — 105
  15. Regina @ Floating in the Sea of Gigi — 85
  16. Jessica @ Eternally Enlisted — 80
  17. Lindsay @ Lindsay in Progress — 80
  18. Nina @ run(dance)love 70
  19. Sarah @ Crazy Beautiful Life — 60
  20. Jessica @ The Tangerine — 45
  21. Michelle @ The True Book Addict — 35
For the final check-in, please leave a comment on this post in the following format. Please do not forget page numbers! Remember all books must be at least 200 pages long unless otherwise specified.
20: Read a book that takes place in a state you have never been in. Looking for Alaska, John Green (Alabama) (231 pages)
Please record your progress thus far by October 7, so I can include you in the final scoreboard to be posted on October 10. And don't forget to start recording your books for the autumn challenge, which started today!


xx BHB said...

I'm done!!!


Sarah Pete said...


Regina Erickson said...

5: Read a book that is less than 150 pages long. - A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry (151 pages)

I'm hoping that it can count since it is over the page requirement by 1/2 a page, but less than 200 pages. I am fine with whatever you decide.

Previous Points: 85
Total Points: 90

Not done, but proud of myself for finishing so many books and not spending a cent.

Please update my blog to Vintage 1973.

Thank you Megan.

Regina Erickson said...

Shoot, I forgot this:



Michelle Miller said...

I didn't finish, but I did a lot better than when I joined you for this last year. I will be joining you for the Autumn challenge too. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

5 points: Freebie! Read any book you'd like, as long as it follows the above rules. The Arrow Chest, Robert Parry (332 pages)
5: Read a book that is less than 150 pages long. The Old Rectory, Julia Ibbotson (128 pages)
10: Read a book that is not the first in its series. The Tudor Conspiracy, C.W. Gortner (352 pages)


Debbie Rodgers said...

I haven't been commenting but I have been participating quietly. Here's my list.

30 pts author born in year of my birth: All Quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Mills (236 pgs)

25 pts main character named 'Debbie': Criss Cross by Lynne Ray Perkins (372 pgs)

25 pts 400+ pages: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (434 pgs)

20 pts set in a country I've never been in (Sierra Leone): A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (229 pgs)

20 pts Non-fiction that's not a memoir: Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss

20 pts author is a celebrity: Life Itself by Roger Ebert (427 pgs)

15 pts banned book: A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (192 pg); alternate 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (316 pgs)

15 pts A book everybody's read but me: One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper (335 pgs)

10 pts not first in the series: Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear (357 pgs)

10 pts colour in the title: A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym (256 pgs)

5 pts fewer than 150 pages: Ring in the Dead by J.A. Vance (114 pgs)

5 pts freebie: I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (420 pgs)

TOTAL: 200 points

Thanks for the fun!

Kerry said...

Yay! I finished!

Here are the final three books:

15: Read a banned book. - The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky (244 pages)

20: Read a book that takes place in a country you have never been to. - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Book Store, Robin Sloan (304 pages)

25: Read a book with a main character who shares your first name. - Pedigree Mum, Fiona Gibson (400 pages)

Previous points: 140
Total points: 200

Thanks so much for hosting this, Megan. I have had so much fun and it's really down to you that I've got my reading mojo back. Thank you!

Sarah Smith said...

Here's my check-in! I didn't finish (surprise surprise) but I did better than I did in the winter haha.

5 points: Freebie!
"Kate" by Claudia Joseph. (268 pages)
5 points: Less than 150 pages.
"Kate Style" by Alisande Healy Orme. (127 pages)
20 points: Non-fiction book that is not a memoir.
"William and Harry" by Katie Nicholl. (308 pages)

Total: 30 points

Do you sense a theme? ;) I was on a royal kick this summer!

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

5: Read a book that is less than 150 pages long
Nim's Island by Wendy Orr (125 pages)

10: Read a book with a color in the title
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (322 pages)

10: Read a book that is not the first in its series (I rearranged a bit from my Month 2 update)
Tuck by Stephen Lawhead (452 pages)

25: Read a book that is at least 400 pages long
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway (452 pages)

25: Read a book with a main character who shares your first name
Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray (272 pages)

30: Read a book written by an author who was born in or died in your birth year
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (220 pages)

Previous Points: 105
Total Points: 185

I was so close! I was halfway through To Kill a Mockingbird for my banned book, and September ended. Ah, well. I'm still pretty pleased with 185 points.