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)
PREVIOUS POINTS: 180
TOTAL POINTS: 200 — DONE!
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!

9 comments:

xx BHB said...

I'm done!!!

http://blairsheadband.blogspot.com/2013/10/final-scl-summer-reading-challenge.html

Sarah Pete said...

WHOOO!!! GO YOU!!!!

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:

http://www.vintage1973.me/2013/09/challenge-semi-charmed-summer-reading.html

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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)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 35
TOTAL POINTS: 55

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.