Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Four Month Challenge

Hosted by Virginie at Virginie Says.

June 1 - Septmber 30, 2009

5 Point Challenges

Read a Chick Lit book*
Read a historical fiction book*
Read a book just because you like the cover*
Read anything by Jean Plaidy
Read a book with a number in the title*

10 Point Challenges

Read a book about Royalty (biography or fiction)
Read a classic*
Read a book by an author you’ve never read before*
Read a celebrity biography/autobiography*
Read a hardcover book*

15 Point Challenges

Read a book with a one word title*
Read a book based on a Biblical character
Read a book that was made into a movie*
Read a book by an author born in June, July, August or September*
Read a book with a summer word in the title (summer, sun, sand, hot, etc.)

20 Point Challenges

Read a book in a series AND the one after it
Read a Danielle Steele AND a Maeve Binchy book
Read a book from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list*
Read a book considered Christian Fiction
Read a book of your choice BUT read it outside*

250 Points total

"Anyone who joins me and posts their progress to my blog (I’ll post how I’m doing and you can comment how you’re doing) will be entered to win a book by Jean Plaidy."

My progress:

1.The Accordionist's Son by Bernardo Axtaga, fiction set in Basque Spain and California.

20 points for being read outside. This is difficult for me and it was the first time I'd sat in my yard for over a year. But it was a wonderful experience over all and I am going to do more of it when I can.

2.Hard Rain by Janwillem Van De Wetering, a Dutch mystery set in Amsterdam.

10 points for being a new author for me. Total:30

3.Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
15 points for one word title. Total:45
4.The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch
15 points for author born in July Total:60
5.Wanting by Richard Flanagan
5 points for historical fiction Total:65
6.The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
5 points for a number in the title Total:70
7.Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
5 points for Chick lit Total:75
8.The Great Lover by Jill Dawson
10 points for a hardcover Total:85
9.Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
5 points because I like the cover Total:90
10.Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

15 points for a book made into a movie Total:105

11.Possession by A.S. Byatt

20 for a 1001 Books to Read Before You Die Total:125

12.The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende

10 points for an autobiography Total: 135

13.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

10 points for a classic Total: 145

Care to join us in this challenge? It's going to be fun.


  1. I can try :) But I am Not SURE if I will finish it though :)~! :) :)

    Thanks Sandra for letting me know :)
    I will start with a 10 point one :)

    And by the way! I will follow your progress too :)

  2. i have 15 points :D :D

    and i m very sure i won't be finishing this challenge ;)

    initially i thought i had to read only one book in each point section :(

    now i know better! jeezzzz! :D :D i m the master of goof-ups :) :)



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