Thursday, October 23, 2014

Semi-Charmed Winter 2014 Book Challenge

Thursday, October 23, 2014 with 4 comments

Hola, dear readers! It's time for another one of Megan's seasonal book challenges. If you're not familiar with her challenges, I highly encourage you to check them out - I always describe them as bookish scavenger hunts, which is basically what they are, since the point is to read books that fit into each of the given categories (and not your average categories like "romance" "drama" or "YA," but imaginative categories like "read a book that features mentions a type of weather in the title; i.e. rainy, windy, etc." or "read a book that depicts a famous landmark on the cover; i.e. London Bridge, Eiffel Tower, etc.").

I always have fun with these challenges, and recommend that if you haven't done one yet, you should give it a go. Here are the categories for this season's challenge, and some of the books I hope to read (which are subject to change at my whim):

*This Challenge Will Run From November 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015*

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books.
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
10 points: Read a book of short stories.
Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
10 points: Read a book with a food in the title.
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you.
Storykiller by Kelly Thompson
15 points: Read a book originally written in a language that is not your native language.
The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning (German)
15 points: Read a book written by a local author.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (El Paso)

20 points: Read a "bookish book" (in which books play an important role).
S. by Doug Dorst & J.J. Abrams
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title.
Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
25 points: Read a book from a genre you don't usually read.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon(Historical Romance)

25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title.
Ain't No Sunshine by Leslie DuBois (Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers)
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title.
Breakfast at Darcy's by Ali McNamara
The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs by Dana Bate


If you'd like to join in on the fun, please create your own preliminary reading list, and join the link up.


  1. haha, I love the description of the challenge as a scavenger hunt - so true!

    I LOVED The Glass Blower! I read it in German though, so I hope the translation is good.

    ~ Bevchen

    1. Amazon offered The Glass Blower as one part of its October Kindle First deal, so it ended up being my pick, just because it sounded so interesting.

  2. Song of Achilles is surprisingly good! Even if you don't really like historical fiction, you will enjoy this one!

    Annnnnd I might be stealing your song lyrics choice. That one was a tough one for me!

    1. I've heard good things about The Song of Achilles, and I've had the hardcover sitting on my shelf for a's about time I finally read it.

      And Ain't no Sunshine has some pretty positive reviews - it sounds like a great story! Luckily it just makes the cut, as it's only 218 pages.


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