Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Challenges, Challenges! (Book Challenge by Erin 5.0 2nd Month Check In)

Well, here we are...  September 5th.  Time to check-in with Erin for her current book challenge.  

To be perfectly honest, I really thought I'd be finished with this challenge by now (the first round anyway), but I'm not.  In fact, I still have two books to go to complete the first round.  I admit, I have been in a major reading slump and my reading last month reflected that.  I read one book in August.  One.  Uno.  One singular, solitary book.  For a gal who averages 6-7 books a month, last month was quite an anomaly.  I blame it on a combination of watching the Olympics, going back to work, and having a lot of things on my mind that I needed to work through.  Oh, well...  it happens, right?

Without further ado, here is my current standing in the Book Challenge by Erin 5.0.

(categories grayed out were completed in July)

10 points: A Book with a Five Word Title
Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
305 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read July 1-3 | My rating: 4/5

5 points: Freebie 

Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
264 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read July 4-6 | My rating: 3/5

10 points: A Book Whose Title Starts with the Letter R 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
374 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read July 10-17 | My rating: 5/5

30 points: A Music Related Book 
Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol
352 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read July 7-18 | My rating: 3.5/5

15 points: A Book with a Mostly Blue Cover
The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris
340 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read July 18-22 | My rating: 4/5

20 points: A Book from Popsugar's 100 Books to Read Before They're Movies List 

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
288 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read July 23-24 | My rating: 4.5/5

20 points: A Book that Features Twins 
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
433 pages | Format: Hardback | Read July 23-31 | My rating: 4/5

25 points: A Book Set in a Country I Want to Visit 
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan (set in China)
pages | Format: Audiobook | Read August 1-25 | My rating: 4/5

*I will review China Rich Girlfriend on Tuesday September 13 in my monthly installment of Recently Read, which, understandably, will be uber short.  LOL! 


30 points: A Historical Fiction Book 
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
449 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read August 25 -

35 points: A Book Published 100+ Years Ago The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
327 pages | Format: Audiobook | Read 


Are you participating in Erin's challenge?  If so, how's it going?  Have a good one!


  1. You're doing so much better in Erin's challenge than I am! I've just been so busy that I haven't had much time to read either! Hopefully we'll both pick it up over the next two months!

    1. Thank you. Fortunately, I got a great start early on and that helped. I'm currently working my way through The Nightingale and after that I have one more - the book that is 100+ years old category (which I'm kind of dreading actually). It may take me a month to get through that one (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn).

  2. You and I both tackle a lot of reading challenges. I keep anticipating me hitting a reading slump sooner or later. That being said, you are still doing quite well and should finish it without a problem.

    1. Thank you! I will finish the first round. Achieving "elite reader status," or whatever you called it by finishing both rounds, well... that I don't know about this time. I think the universe is telling me to deal with some stuff and quit escaping into books like I typically do. We'll see. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Nearly there! You're miles ahead of me!
    I'm hoping to do better this month now Megan's challenge is over - I finished my historical fiction book yesterday!

    1. Yes, I'm 2 away from finishing the first round! I can do this! I can do this! Right now, I'm not sure if I will continue and participate in the bonus round. I haven't decided. Thanks for stopping by!


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