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Sunday, June 5, 2016

20+Books of Summer Challenge

I usually have no trouble reading a lot of books during the summer so I should be able to to complete this challenge. Memorial Day to Labor Day, 99 days, 20+ books. Here I go.  Want to participate, too?

Here are the books I hope to read during the summer of 2016 
(Books with a √  mark I've already read!)

1. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (currently reading)
2. Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
3. Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
4. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
5. American Girls by Alison Umminger
6. The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry  
7. Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
8. Bubonic Panic by Gail Jarrow
9. Character Driven by David Lubar
10. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor (Classics Club Spin book)
11. Circling the Sun by Paula McClain 
12. Draw the Line by Lauren Linn
13. Flannery by Lisa Moore
14. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
15. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
16. Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
17. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
18. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (My current audiobook)
19. Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley
20. Highly Illogical Behavior  
21. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson 
22. The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
23. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Bivard
24. Lit Up by David Denby  
25. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Gaudin
26. Something Jane Austen related for Austen in August Challenge


  1. Hmm, I already participate in a lot of challenges, but as this is one that I think I can easily fill in since I will be reading anyway, I think I might join up! Do they have to be physical copies? Or can they be ebooks and egalleys?

    1. No. I rarely have the physical copies of books myself but i check them out from a library, either my library (if I've ordered it) or the public library, which includes the library subscription for Overdrive and Hoopla.

  2. What a great challenge! I hope you get to all the books on your list, especially Wolf By Wolf, which you know I personally loved.

    1. I remember that you like Wolf by Wolf that is why I put it on the list.

  3. I love this challenge because it is so flexible - I've started my list with 10 books and aim to add the next 10 once those are all finished. You have a great selection here - good luck. Here's my master post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/20-books-of-summer-2016/

  4. Looks like an interesting list - I only know the Bryson and Christie from your list (plus Austen and probably the classic spin). I'll look forward to reading about some new authors to me!

  5. Your list looks like so much fun -- I want to start reading more Agatha Christie. You actually have several on here that are on my TBR list as well. :)

  6. Nicely balanced list. Bryson...good choice.

  7. Great list! You have some wonderful choices here. Check to see if any of them are 400+ pages and you can join the Big Book Summer Challenge, too!


    2016 Big Book Summer Challenge

  8. Oh my greatness! I want to read all your books....!! At least I've read 'And then there were none' - awesome Agatha Christie. Happy reading to you, I'm quite sure it is going to be lots of fun. Here is my list: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/06/the-summer-of-my-imagination.html

  9. I'm interested too in the Lois Leveen book "The Secrets of Mary Bowser." I have it on my shelf unread which I will eventually get to -- so I'll be interested to hear if you think it's good.


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