Being the junkie I am, it's no surprise that I am planning to participate in Megan's Semi Charmed Summer Book Challenge again. For more about the challenge (timeframe, rules, etc.) click here.
Here is my preliminary list, which is always subject to change.
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long.
To be determined :)
10 points: Read a collection of short stories or essays. (They may all be written by the same author, or the book may be an anthology from different writers; your choice!)
Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler
10 points: Read an adult fiction book written by an author who normally writes books for children. Examples: J. K. Rowling, Judy Blume, Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan, etc. Submitted by SCWBC15 finisher Kelly E.
Wifey by Judy Blume
15 points: Read a book set in Appalachia. - Submitted by SCWBC15 finisher Ericka B. ~ ME!!! :) (Try this list or this one for inspiration. And here’s a map if you have a book in mind and want to know if it fits the setting.)
Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
15 points: Don’t judge a book by its cover! Read a book with a cover you personally find unappealing.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
20 points: Read a book that you have previously only seen the film (movie) of. - Submitted by SCWBC15 finisher Bevchen.
To Be Determined :)
25 points: Read a book with a punny title. The title can be a play on another book title, movie title or a common expression. Examples of such titles include Southern Discomfort, We'll Always Have Parrots or Bonefire of the Vanities. - Submitted by SCWBC15 finisher Jamie G.
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
30 points: Read a microhistory. (Try this list or this one for ideas.)
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Gary Elwes
30 points: Read one book with a good word in the title, and one with a bad word. Note: This category is reeeeeeeally open-ended! Maybe you like turtles, so The Pearl that Broke Its Shell is a title with a "good" word. Similarly, the "bad" word could be a swear word or a literally negative word like “not” or “none,” or it could just be something you don’t like. Have fun with it! (Remember, you must read both books to get 30 points; this category is not worth 15 points per book.)
1) Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg and 2) The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
40 points: Read two books that contain the same word in the title, but once in the singular and once in the plural. For example: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter and The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer, or Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff and The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. (Remember, you must read both books to get 40 points; this category is not worth 20 points per book.)
1) The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag and 2) The Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Are you participating in the SCSB16 challenge? If so, how's your list coming along?
As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a good one!