THIS. IS. AWESOME. Then again, isn’t everything found on pinterest amazing?
“4 months. 14 books. 1 challenge”
I will do this.
I found this on pinterest, but traced the challenge back to the original blogger & it can be found here.
The rules are simple, the challenge runs from May 1 – Sept 1 of this year. Since I am finding this half-way into the 1st month, I will begin June 1 (now 3 months, 14 books). I’m in the middle of a book so I’m giving myself until the end of May to finish that & will begin! You cannot re-read books for the challenge or count books previously read for a category. A book can only be used for 1 category. If you want to change the category a book is in – totally fine.
Here are the categories (taken right from MeganCStroup.blogspot):
5 points: Read a book chosen for the U.S. 2012 World Book Night.
10: Read a book you were supposed to read in school, but either bailed on or Cliff-Noted. (If you were super studious and never did this, then read a book most people were assigned to read in high school but you weren’t.)
10: Read a memoir or narrative nonfiction book. (Examples: Friday Night Lights, When the Game Stands Tall, The Devil in the White City, etc.)
15: Read a book in one calendar day. (Must be at least 150 pages long.)
15: Read a book that you’ve always wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to yet.
20: Read a pair of books that have antonyms in the titles. (For example: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Boy in the Suitcase, or The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Heart of Darkness, etc..)
20: Read a book that is set in a place you’ve never been but want to visit.
25: Find a book written the year you were born that was later made into a movie. Read the book and watch the movie; compare. Or find a movie released the year you were born that was based on a book. Do the same thing.
25: Go into a bookstore or library. Pick any bookshelf. Read the third book from the left on the fourth shelf from the top.
25: Read a book about which you’ve heard bad things. (Hey, you can’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it, right?)
30: Read a trilogy (or any three consecutive books in a series). Total page count for all three books together must be at least 500 pages.
I am so excited to start this. I have such a hard time looking for books so I think this is such an amazing way to branch out and try new books/authors/etc. I’ll update every Sunday (starting June 3rd) with my progress. If you decide to try this too, post a comment & we can keep track together.
Happy reading, friends!