Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Autumn 2013 Reading Challenge

The challenge categories!

5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title.  Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle (10/01/13 – 10/02/13) 262 pages

10: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club.  Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, 258 pages (10/22/13 - 10/25/13).

10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live.
 (Arizona)   Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains by Susan Elderkin, 306 pgs (10/18/13 - 10/21/13).

15: Read an 
epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents.   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, 322 pages (10/11/13 -10/13/13 )

15: Read a book first published in 2013.    
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain (10/07/13 -10/09/13)
335 pages

15: Read a book with something spooky in the title.  The Blackhouse by Peter May (I think a blackhouse sounds spooky, the cover looks rather spooky!) (10/02/13 – 10/04/13) 357 pages

20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. 
Trouble the Water by Nicole Seitz,  305 pages (10/13/13 - 10/14/13).

20: Read a book on which a television series has been based.
  Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson (Longmire TV series) 288 pages; (11/23/13 - 11/25/13

25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title.   
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (10/09/13 -10/11/13) 320 pages

30: Read two books by the same author. They can be in the same series, but do not have to be. Co-authors do not count (i.e. the author must be the sole author of each book). 
By Deborah Crombie 1. Kissed a Sad Goodbye (369 pages)10/15/13 - 10/18/13 ; 2. A Finer End (370 pages) (10/25/13 - 10/27/13

35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. Japanese American Internment:  
 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (fiction) 460 pages (10/28/13 - 10/31/13) and Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Houston (non-fiction) 203  pages (11/2/13 - 11/3/13

Here's four of the books that I've read. I really liked The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  Harold was on my "to read" list but TGL&PPPS was not, so it was a great find (read) for the epistolary novel.

As of today, October 31, 2013 I have two books left to read in the challenge, I'm on hold at the library for the Craig Johnson book..TV show Longmire(have no clue when it will become available) and I have to go to the library to pick up the Farewell to Manzanar.

Red = Read

Blue = Plan to Read


  1. Nice! Already three books in; I'm impressed. Keep it up!

  2. I admire that you are doing this. I love books and love to read but tend to stick to my favorite authors or things that are on the Bookendz monthly list. Are you getting these challenges from another place or are you in charge of these challenges? Some of them are really interesting.