Third Trimester 2011 Reading Challenge

September 1, 2011 – time for another reading challenge!

The rules are simple. Read a book that fulfills each of the ten tasks in the challenge. You have from September 1 until December 31 to finish all the tasks. If you complete the challenge you will receive…satisfaction that you have completed the challenge. And maybe some sort of an award or prize, but don’t hold your breath. It’s EASY. (Well, it sounds easy.) If you want a harder challenge, check out the Goodreads Seasonal Reading Challenge Group, which is where I stole the idea and many of the tasks. Those people are insane readers!

For easy reference, the Reading Challenge is also posted as its own page – see the tab at the top of the blog.

Third Trimester 2011 Reading Challenge

  1. SeptemBER,OctoBER,NovemBER,DecemBER – Read a book with the letters ‘ber’ in the title somewhere.
  2. Big Event #1 is in November – Read a book with a wedding word in the title.
  3. Big Event #2 is in December – Celebrating one more college graduate in the family. Read a book that takes place at a college.
  4. National Dessert Day is October 14 as well as National Angel Food Cake Day (10/10), Cherries Jubilee Day (9/24), National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day (10/21), National Date Nut Bread Day (9/8), and National Parfait Day (11/25) – Hungry yet? Read a book with a dessert word in the title.
  5. Reading is FUNdamental – Read a book with the name of a hobby or game in the title or the author’s name.
  6. Reading is ELEMENTal – Read a book with the name of an element from the periodic table in the title or the author’s name.
  7. Halloween – Read a book with a main character that you could dress up as for Halloween.
  8. Fall-ing thru the cracks – Read a book that you’ve been meaning to read for at least a year or was recommended to you at least a year ago.
  9. Read Outside the Box – Read a book of poetry or a book of short stories or a play.
  10. Rain, please! – As of September 1, Houston is 20 inches behind in rain for the year and our house has not seen appreciable rain since early spring. Read a book with rain or storm clouds or an umbrella on the cover.

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