Sunday, June 29, 2008

July Book Blowout Challenge



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Rules:
*Only books read between July 1 and July 31 count towards the challenge
*You can include re-reads - as long as they are read within the month of July
*Books you abandon will only count as half a book
*If you read to your children you can include all books which have more than 100 pages
*You can include up to two graphic novels
*You can include up to two audio books - (if you have a visual impairment that prevents you from reading then you can use just audio books for the challenge)
*Books you read for other challenges are eligible - use this as an opportunity to catch up!
*If you start a book before July 1 and then finish it during the month of July then you can count it as half a book


This is my stack of "currently reading"/"to-be-read" books:



I probably won't finish all of them in July, but I have a few YA lying around (including my recently rediscovered BSC book collection), so I'm going to say that my goal for this challenge is to read 10 books.

UPDATE (7/02) - So far, I have read:
Just Ella, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Baby-sitter's Club Super Special #1: Baby-sitters on Board!, by Ann M. Martin
The Baby-sitter's Club #53: Kristy for President, by Ann M. Martin
UPDATE (7/11):
The Baby-sitter's Club #55: Jessi's Gold Medal, by Ann M. Martin
The Baby-sitter's Club Super Special #5: California Girls!, by Ann M. Martin
The Baby-sitter's Club Super Special #6: New York, New York!, by Ann M. Martin
Y: The Last Man #10: Whys and Wherefores, by Brian K. Vaughn
UPDATE (7/18):
The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery #6: The Mystery at Claudia's House, Ann M. Martin
The Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #2: Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation, Ann M. Martin
The Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #3: Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation, Ann M. Martin
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon
UPDATE (7 / 20):
The Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #4: Baby-sitters' Island Adventure, Ann M. Martin
The Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #7: Snowbound, Ann M. Martin
The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler
UPDATE (7 / 25):
The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery #1: Stacey and the Missing RIng, Ann M. Martin
Chloe Does Yale, Natalie Krinsky
Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best Friend Must Do in Europe, Jane Harrington
The Killing Joke, Alan Moore
UPDATE (7 / 28):
The Princess Diaries Volume II: Princess in the Spotlight, Meg Cabot
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
Ever, Gail Carson Levine
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
UPDATE (7 / 31)
Less Than Zero, by Brett Easton Ellis

I'm currently reading:
Stitch 'N Bitch, by Debbie Stoller

2 comments:

bkclubcare said...

I'm cheering for you! It's a great idea but I'm going to sit on the sidelines for this one. Committing to a number of books over one for a time period is the kiss of death for me to complete it!

jessi said...

Thanks! I started out easy and read a Baby-sitter's Club book today. It feels like cheating, because they're such quick reads, but I wanted to feel some sense of accomplishment. :)