A Book Challenge

Hello World!

I don't know about you, but every year my book list seems to grow longer every time I cross off a finished book.
 Books are like chocolate for me.
Each one is a delight in its own style, and after finishing one I only ever want more. 
Since summer is coming, and since I do have an ever growing list of books to read, I thought I would try something new, and hopefully do something fun, by creating a book list on the sidebar section of my blog, with the Title and Author of the book I am currently reading.  
I'm also going to create a book challenge that lists 25 ideas for types of books to read to help me get excited about each new read.
( Not like I'm not already excited, but crossing stuff off is one of those happy things for me. ) 

And I'm making a blog post out of it to see how many people I can get to join. :)

That Polkadot Girl's Summer Book List:

A Book You Have been Meaning to Finish The Ball and the Cross - G.K. Chesterton
A Book from the Library The Lost World - Michael Crichton
A Book Borrowed The Scarlet Pimpernel -  Baroness Emma Orczy
A New Book
A Classic
A Book You Own but Haven't Read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo
A Book that was Made into a Movie
A Book You Pick Solely Because of the Cover
A Book Your Friend Loves Lord of the Flies - William Golding
A Book by an Author You Have Never Read Before 
A Book with a Color in the Title
A Book Set Somewhere You Have Always Wanted to Visit
A Book of Poems
A Book that will Make You Smarter
A Book with a Blue Cover The Great Gatsby - F. Scot Fitzgerald
A Book Everyone but You has Read
A Book Based on a True Story
A Book that is a Century Old
A Book that Takes Place on a Island
A Book that is Guaranteed to Bring you Joy
A Book that is More than 600 Pages
A Book that is Under 150 Pages The Time Machine - H. G. Wells
A Book Translated to English
A Book by a Male Author The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
A Book by a Female Author Martha's Vineyard - Isle Of Dreams - Susan Branch

And that is my list.
I'm hoping to read more than 25 books this summer.
Many, many more.
But this is a start, and I have a feeling it will help me finally get to reading some of those books
 that have been on my list for a while.


  1. This is a wonderful idea! Like a book club...sort of.
    When you finish a book in a particular category will you cross it off, and list the title and author? What a great way to keep track :-)
    - no cheating with having a book do double-duty (like a blue covered book that is more than 600 pages, for example) because then you will have a beautiful looong list of crossed off books. Very nice!

    1. Yes, I will DEFINITELY come back to the blog and cross it off. X)Then I can keep track of my progress, and see what is the next book.
      Aw, shucks. ;)

  2. This is a really fun idea, Hannah!! Can't wait to hear about all the books that fit into these categorize :) I have a couple suggestions for the 600+ pages section ;)
    I hope you don't mind if I don't join at the moment, I have such a strange way of reading and a crazy busy summer/year that I don't know how this would work into things. Not that I'm not going to be reading. That's an obvious YES. We should definitely keep tabs on each others reading though!

    1. Hahah, I think I am covered for the 600+ category! XD Oh no worries, I was hoping it would interest any new comers to my blog that I might get since I now link up my IG with my blog posts. ;) But, yes, keeping tabs on each others books would be fun! :D

  3. I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did!

    This looks like a marvelous challenge: it caught me at the first category. :) I'm most definitely in!

    1. Thank you so much for the follow and comment Eowyn! I'm so happy you like the challenge as well. I'm definitely excited to start reading this summer. :)


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