Sunday, December 1, 2013

Autumn 2013 Book Challenge: Month 2

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Welcome to the second Semi-Charmed Autumn 2013 Book Challenge check in! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend (or just a wonderful weekend, if you're elsewhere in the world!). It's been two months since the challenge started; how far are you into your 13 books? Here's where everyone stands as of the first check-in (including one winner already!):
  1. Heather L. — 200 (DONE! First finisher.)
  2. Donna @ Donna's Doodles and Reads — 180
  3. srivalli @ Valli's Book Den — 120
  4. Bev H. — 120
  5. Erin J. — 115
  6. Gypsi @ Level 1 Homemaker — 90
  7. Sarah Christine @ Sarah Christine Style — 75
  8. Mandi Noel @ The Cardigan Confessions — 75
  9. Joanne @ Litlequeen Rules — 65
  10. Heather Ann @ Every Girl Like Me — 65
  11. Anna @ Chasing Young — 55
  12. Kimberly @ Love YA Books — 55
  13. Regina @ Vintage 1973 — 45
  14. Jen @ It's My Life.... — 45
  15. Kerry @ Careful Scissors Sharp — 35
  16. Amy @ Books and Blockbusters — 35
  17. Kim @ Little Pink Droppings — 30
  18. Steph @ Scarves, etc. — 30
  19. Chiara @ [r]esistingly — 30
  20. Adri @ Adri's Thoughts — 25
  21. Michelle @ Girl with thoughts, beware. — 25
  22. Megan @ Make It Count — 20
  23. Jennifer Rae — 20
  24. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life (host) — 20
  25. Jessica @ The Tangerine — 15
  26. Carly @ Sunday's Grace — 15
  27. Hannah @ Goodreads — 15
  28. Jenn @ hello, rigby! — 15
Please comment on this post in the following format to check in. Please do not forget page numbers! Remember all books must be at least 200 pages long unless otherwise specified.
15 points: Read a book first published in 2013. — The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult (480 pages)
30: Read two books by the same author. — Divergent and Insurgent, Veronica Roth (487 & 525 pages)
PREVIOUS POINTS: 20
TOTAL POINTS: 65
Please record your progress thus far by December 10 in order to be included in the next scoreboard, which will be posted with the final check-in on January 1. Good luck!

23 comments:

ejunkel said...

5 points: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title. – Dry, Augusten Burroughs (293 pages)
10 points: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club. – We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates (454 pages)
10 points: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live. – Insurgent, Veronica Roth (525 pages)
15 points: Read an epistolary novel – Why We Broke Up, Daniel Handler (354 pages)
15 points: Read a book first published in 2013. – The Longest Ride, Nicholas Sparks (398 pages)
15 points: Read a book with something spooky in the title. – Angels & Demons, Dan Brown (713 pages)
20 points: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. – Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (391 pages)
20 points: Read a book on which a television series has been based. – Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger (354 pages)
25 points: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title. – The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (254 pages)
30 points: Read two books by the same author. – The Marriage Plot and Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides (409 and 529 pages, respectively)
35 points: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. – Netherland, Joseph O’Neill and The Woman Who Wasn’t There, Robin Gaby Fisher (256 pages and 291 pages, respectively)

Total: 200—completed!

jmisgro said...

35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. The Knitting Circle 11/12 pages 346 Big Book Of Knitting Stitch Patterns 11/20 pages 288

10: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club.
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald 11-4 pages 508

10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live.Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh 11/19 pages 370

15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents.The Perks of Being A Wallflower 11/21 pages 213

20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. The Water's Lovely 11/5 pages: 409

20: Read a book on which a television series has been based.
Under the Dome by Stephen King - 11/14 pages 1072

25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 11/3 pages: 456

Previous Points:65
Total: 200
Completed!

scrapperjen said...

My November reads:

15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents. Life on the Refrigerator Door-Alice Kuipers (220 pages)
15: Read a book first published in 2013. The Moon and More-Sarah Dessen (435 pages)
15: Read a book with something spooky in the title. The Year of Fog-Michelle Richmond (369 pages)
20: Read a book on which a television series has been based MASH - Richard Hooker (219 pages)
25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title Maisie Dobbs-Jacquieline Winspear (309 pages)
35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. Killing Lincoln-Bill O'Reilley (315 pages) and The First Assassin-John J. Miller (386 pages)

Previous points: 45
Nov. Points: 125
Total points: 170

Megan said...

5 points: no articles in title- Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (312 pages)
15 points: Published in 2013- Allegiant by Veronica Roth (526 pages)
15 points: Spooky Title- A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (244 pages)
30 points: 2 Books by the same Author- Looking for Alaska by John Greene (221 pages) and Paper Towns by John Greene (305 pages)

Previous Points: 20
Total Points: 65

Jenn Haskins said...

5 pts: Read a book that does not have “the,” “a” or “an” in the title - Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham (344 pages)
10 pts: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford (290 pages)
15 pts: Read a book with something spooky in the title - Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (345 pages)
20 pts: Read a book with “air,” “water,” “earth” or “fire” in the title - Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins (391 pages)
20 pts: Read a book on which a television series has been based - Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (288 pages)
25 pts: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title - Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (273 pages)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 15
TOTAL POINTS: 95

xo.
hello, rigby!

Regina Erickson said...

I won't give up but only finished one of my two books about the same topic in November. I started the second one and am hopeful to finish it much more quickly. Sooo...

No points for this reader for the month of November - non-fiction really slows me down.

Hoping there is a 2014 Challenge that I can sign up for. :)

And, I hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend!

Kimberly said...

5 Points: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title.
Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey (320 pages)

10 Points: Read a book that takes place in the state you currently live in. (Texas)
Howling At The Moon by Karen MacInerney (384 pages)

20 Points: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title.
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (368 pages)

30 Points: Read two books by the same author.
Angelfall by Susan Ee (284 pages)
World After by Susan Ee (315 pages)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 55
TOTAL POINTS: 120

Chiara said...

Haven't been reading very much so I doubt I'm going to make it but I'm not giving up just yet :)

5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title. - Greed (253 pages)
15: Read a book with something spooky in the title. - Horde (Razorland #3) (432 pages) Not sure this one counts as spooky but a horde can be scary I guess so I'm putting it in.
20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. - Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) (391 pages)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 30
TOTAL POINTS: 70

Donna said...

Finished...http://donna-donnasdoodles.blogspot.com/2013/11/finished-challenge.html

My books read, dates read and page count are in the link above.
This was fun!

Bev Hankins said...

Finished!

5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title: Foundation by Isaac Asimov [236 pages] (10/4/13)

10: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club: The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier [255 pages] (10/6/13)

10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live. If you do not live in the U.S., read a book that takes place in the country where you live (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Megan.) Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton Porter [401 pages] (10/22/13)

15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents: Cold Earth by Sarah Moss [280 pages] (10/18/13)

15: Read a book first published in 2013: Unthinkable by Richard Cibrano [400 pages] (10/12/13)

15: Read a book with something spooky in the title (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Bev.): The Haunted Doll's House by M. R. James [203 pages](10/9/13)

20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Gypsi.): The Water Room by Christopher Fowler [356 pages](10/25/13)

20: Read a book on which a TV series has been based: Gently Go Man by Alan Hunter (10/27/13) [gave rise to the Inspector George Gently series; avg page # 209, based on physical copies logged on Goodreads]

25: Read a fiction book that has someone's first and last name in the title: The Dorothy Parker Murder Case by George Baxt [284 pages] (11/19/13)

30: Read two books by the same author. They can be in the same series, but do not have to be. Co-authors do not count (i.e. the author must be the sole author of each book): Death Is in the Air [208 pages](11/10/13) and Check-out Time by Kate Kingsbury [217 pages] (11/13/13)

35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic: The Murder Stone by Charles Todd (377 pages) [fiction] (11/8/13) and Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves (347 pages) [nonfiction] (The Great War/World War I) [11/7/13]

Previous Points: 120
Total Points: 200

Heather Ann said...

ooof this month was rough! I need to step up my game!

Here is my link to my post:
http://alittletownandagreatbiglife.blogspot.com/2013/12/fall-book-challenge-month-2-update.html

I am up to 140 points! :)

Kim Brown said...

Well, Nov. wasn't that great for me! Here's my post:
http://littlepinkdroppings.blogspot.com/2013/12/autumn-book-challenge-update.html

Katie said...
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Katie said...

I just found your challenge recently, but I'm joining in!!

5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title-- Wedding Night (11/15/13, 446 pages)
15: Read an epistolary novel--The Company You Keep (11/17/13, 416 pages)
15: Read a book with something spooky in the title-- A Time to Kill (10/12/13, 544 pages)
25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title-- The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (11/28/13, 522 pages)
30: Read two books by the same author-- The Black Box and The Drop, both by Michael Connelly (11/26/13, 403 pages and 11/18/13, 388 pages, respectively).

Total of 90 points!

Michelle Furnace said...

1. 5 pts: Read a book that does not have “the “a” or “an in the title - Time and Again, Jack Finney (410 pages)
2. 20 pts: Read a book based on a TV Show - A Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire #1, George R.R. Martin (835 pages)
3. 15 pts: Read a book first published in 2013 - The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart (381 pages)
4. 20 pts: Read a book with Air Water or Earth or Fire Water Music in title – Water Music, T.C. Boyle (437 pages)
5. 10 pts: Read a book that takes place in the state where you live - V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton (California) (448 pages)


PREVIOUS POINTS: 25
TOTAL POINTS: 70

Fran said...

5: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [445 pages]
15: A book published in 2013: Eleanor & Park [336 pages]
15: Book with "spooky" title: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern [401 pages]
30: Books by the Same author: Divergent and Allegiant [500 and 545 pages] by Veronica Roth

65 points total! :)

Jennifer Rae said...
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Jennifer Rae said...

Only read one this month that qualifies... I will try harder in December! :)

15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents.

These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner (416 pages)

Previous Points: 20
Total Points: 35

Adri Avila said...

5 points: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title. Me before you by Jojo Moyes 11/11/13 {369 pages}

20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 11/14/13 {391 pages}

20: Read a book on which a television series has been based Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll 11/20/13 {239 pages}

PREVIOUS POINTS: 25
TOTAL POINTS: 70

Carly W said...

I am still SO behind! Buuuut still trying to be positive :)

5 Points: Read a book that does not have “the”, “a” or “an” in the title: Allegiant by Veronia Roth December 4 544 pages TOTAL POINTS: 20 :(

Sarah Smith said...

Finally! I'm actually checking in this month!

15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (213 pages)

15: Read a book first published in 2013.
Kate by Marcia Moody (256 pages)

15: Read a book with something spooky in the title.
Harry Potter and the CHAMBER of Secrets by JK Rowling, REREAD #1 (341 pages)

25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling, REREAD #2 (309 pages)

Previous Total: 0 points
Current Total: 70 points

srivalli said...

Done! That was fun!
5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title - Police by Jo Nesbo (518 p)

10: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club. - Love in time of Cholera (348p)

10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live. Dead Man's Time by Peter James (409 p)

15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents - White Tiger by Arvinda Adiga 336p

15: Read a book first published in 2013- W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (8/10/13) 486p

15: Read a book with something spooky in the title. A Deal with the Devil by Martin Suter 203p

20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title.- Fireside Mystery Book by Frank Owen (309 p)

20: Read a book on which a television series has been based: Cross and Burn by Val McDermid (438 p)

25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title -John Thorndyke's Cases by R Austin Freeman 260p

30: Read two books by the same author. Killed at the Whim of a Hat and Disco for the Departed (260p) by Collin Cotterill

35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. Letters from a Murderer by John Mathews (432p) The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes (240p), Jack the Ripper and the East End Compiled and edited by Alex Werner (288p)

Previous points: 120
Total Points: 200

Kerry said...

I feel as if I'm going slowly on this one - I just can't seem to find the time to read as much as I'd like to! Here's my update.

10 points: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club. — The Book of Ruth, Jane Hamilton (328 pages)

15 points: Read a book first published in 2013. — Life After Life, Kate Atkinson (480 pages)

25 points: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title. — The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce, (338 pages)

30 points: Read two books by the same author. — White Nights and Red Bones, Ann Cleeves (412 and 406 pages)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 35
TOTAL POINTS: 115