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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Summer 2012 Book Challenge: Wrap-up

This is my Wrap-up Post for Summer 2012 Book Challenge.

I completed 5/11 tasks and earned 95/200 points. I am actually really pleased that I nearly broke the half-way point!

Here are tasks that I did complete:
  1. 20 points - Read a book that is set in a place you've never been but want to visit: The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1)
  2. 5 points - Read a book chosen for the U.S. 2012 World Book Night: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  3. 15 points - Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet: 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Women's Murder Club, Book 3)
  4. 25 points - Read a book about which you’ve heard bad things: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  5. 30 points -  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: Possession by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1), Insider Information: A Possession Short Story by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 0.5), Regret by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1.5), Surrender by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 2) 

I was not able to complete these ones:

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.)

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..)

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.

Go into a bookstore or library. Pick any bookshelf. Read the third book from the left on the fourth shelf from the top. (If it's not at least 200 pages, pick the next book to the right.)

Thanks again to Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life for hosting this challenge! It was a lot of fun, and I only wish that I had more reading time this summer to try to get through all the tasks!


  1. Thanks so much for participating, Darlene! I'm really hoping to do a winter challenge, but I think I want to give myself a month break first. :) Check back in October!!

    1. Thank YOU, Megan! I will definitely be checking back!


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