Summer Is For Reading

Every one of the 7 books I've read this year has been a YA novel. You could say that I could stand branching out into other genres. It's just so hard to walk away from those pretty covers, damn it! So when I saw this Semi-Charmed Summer Book Challenge by Megan on Mae's blog, I thought "what a great way to get into some new books". Of course, I slipped a YA in there when I could under certain categories (you can take the girl outta the YA but not the YA out.. of... the.. girl??) but I tried to choose "grown up" books as well. Whatever that means. I also found ways to fit in certain books that have been on my TBR list. Here's a preliminary list of the books I plan to read.

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.

-- Attachments or some other novel by Rainbow Rowell

10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.

-- Emma by Jane Austen

10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around. (You must have at least 150 pages left in the book to use it for this category.)

-- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

10 points: Read a book from the children's section of the library or bookstore.

-- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

15points: Read a book that is on the The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.

-- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt [#3 on the Fiction Best Sellers List] (775 pages!)

15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.

-- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen or Serena by Ron Rash

15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.

-- TBD!

20 points: Read a book with "son(s)," "daughter(s)" or "child(ren)" in the title.

-- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to a film in 2014.

-- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.

-- Cress by Marissa Meyer [She had a book review blog at before she published The Lunar Chronicles and moved over to her official website, so this technically counts]

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.

-- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg or maybe Wild by Cheryl Strayed

30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the title.

-- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Reality Boy by A.S. King

Anyone else participating in this challenge? Have you read any books on my list? What do you think?