Thursday, November 8, 2012

Semi-Charmed book challenge tentative books

This challenge seems like it will provide me an opportunity to read a lot of books that have been on my “to-read” list for a long time. All of the titles are subject to change (depending on my mood and what the library provides), and I am also open to suggestions.

The Challenge:
5 points: Read a book written by an author you have never read before.
    I have a bunch of books by authors I have never read requested through the library. I         
           guess I will just wait to see what comes in first!

5: Read a book you already have at home but haven’t gotten around to yet.
    Again, so many to choose from. When the time comes I’ll see what kind of mood I’m in...
10: Read a book written in the decade that you were born.
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
10: Read a book that takes place in the state/province where you were born. If you were born outside the U.S. and Canada, read a book that takes place in the country you were born.

Eat the City by Robin Shulman
15: Read a book titled The _______'s Daughter or The _______'s Wife.
    The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (?)
    The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston (?)
15:  Read a book that was originally written in a language other than English.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell (German to English)
20: Read a book with a number in the title. This could be an actual digit or a number like “hundred” or “thousand.” No arbitrary numbers are allowed
    The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
20:  Read a book set during Christmas or another winter holiday.
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens- (?) I have never read it, but always feel that I should.

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore (?)
20: Read a book written by an author who shares your initials.
    Something by John Grisham? I am open to suggestions.
25: Read a Pulitzer Prize winner or finalist for fiction.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
25:  Re-read a book.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
30: Read three books from three different genres
1. A Storm of Swords  by George R. R. Martin (Fantasy)
2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke (Cozy Murder Mystery)
3. TBD (Romance? Historical Fiction? Non-Fiction? Other? Too many options!)

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