It’s almost time for the Semi-Charmed Summer 2016 Book Challenge! I’m excited for this because the Winter 2015 challenge was my first one and I jumped in a few days after it started when I saw a bunch of posts about it. I didn’t do so hot, but I feel much more prepared for this one and I can’t wait to hopefully read some great books this summer! Here’s the challenge categories and my preliminary reading plans:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

10 points: Read a collection of short stories or essays. They may all be written by the same author, or the book may be an anthology from different writers; your choice! American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis

10 points: Read an adult fiction book written by an author who normally writes books for children. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

15 points: Read a book set in Appalachia. Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons 

15 points: Don’t judge a book by its cover! Read a book with a cover you personally find unappealing. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

20 points: Read a book that you have previously only seen the film (movie) of.  The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

25 points: Read a book with a punny title. The title can be a play on another book title, movie title or a common expression. State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

30 points: Read a microhistory. The True History of Chocolate 

30 points: Read one book with a good word in the title, and one with a bad word. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

40 points: Read two books that contain the same word in the title, but once in the singular and once in the plural. All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

I tried to get as many as possible of these off of my Goodreads To-Read list or my nightstand. The challenge starts June 1st!