2014 Challenges

Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ challenge page! This is where we’ll record our progress in any reading challenges we sign up for.

So far for 2014 we have only signed up for one challenge, but it’s sure to be a good one!

Lucky No 14 Reading Challenge


Originally hosted at Books to Share. This is sort of an unofficial sign-up, since there are several of us participating so it wouldn’t really be fair to try for a prize! You can see all the other blogs taking part on Books to Share’s sign up page though.

This challenge requires us to read 14 books (or more) from 14 categories below. We can combine the books we read with other challenges, but can not use the same book for different categories in this challenge.

1. Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination.

Kinder than Solitude

Natasha: Kinder than Solitude by Yiyun Li – China

2. Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover?

3. Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the blogger’s names too!

the thief

Philippa: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – April from Good Books and Good Wine, Tatiana from The Readventurer, Emily from The Book Geek

4. Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents.

5. (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013.

6. First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name (for me, Astrid means A, and I can read anything that started with the letter A). Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count :)

7. Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to)


Angelya: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Originally published in 1949, I loved this tale of a 1930s family living next to a ruined castle.

8. Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of!

The Lost Sisterhood

Natasha: The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier – 608 pages

9.  Favorite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before.

10. It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now :)

11. Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.

Gone Girl

Natasha: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Movie being released later this year. With a different ending to the book, it is sure to keep us all guessing!


12. Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D

13. Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem!

14. Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past :) Comic books or graphic novels are allowed!