My sister has persuaded me to take part in the latest Semi-Charmed Book Challenge. I wasn't sure at first because I don't like being involved in anything that prescribes/restricts my reading choices (I ain't joining no book group!) but then I started thinking about what I might choose for the categories and realised I could read pretty much anything I wanted and that taking part might encourage me to read a wider variety of books and get through some titles that have been languishing patiently on my shelves for years. In that spirit, I decided to scour my existing book collection for possible candidates first. I was surprised to find so many suitable books there, many of them that I'm really excited to finally get round to reading. And I was pleased to have the excuse to treat myself to a couple of new (new-to-me) titles :)
Here's what I plan to read for each category, with links to their Godreads entries.
5 points: Freebie!
(I'm going to save this category in case I stumble across something I really can't wait to read.)
10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books.
10 points: Read a book of short stories.
10 points: Read a book with a food in the title.
15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you.
15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language.
15 points: Read a book written by a local author.
20 points: Read a "bookish book."
20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title.
25 points: Read a book from a genre you don't usually read.
25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title.
FREEDOM (Jonathan Franzen - 576 pages) (i.e. Freedom by George Michael)
30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title.
The challenge starts on November 1st, so you've still got time to sign up if you fancy taking part yourself. I wish I hadn't just started another book - I'm going to be playing catch-up from the get-go!