Jun 23, 2010

Summer Reading Challenge 2010!

The Summer Reading Challenge is being hosted by Julie @ My Book Retreat!

Here's how you can participate in this Summer Reading Challenge, which will take place from June 21 - September 21.
  1. Create a list of the books you’d like to read or finish during this summer season. There's no minimum and no requirements as to the type of books you put on your list ~ it's all up to you how many you include, and whether they're beach reads or classics or something in between.
  2. Write a blog post with the list of books you want to read ~ and any other summer reading goals ~ and post it on your blog.
  3. Sign up HERE!
  4. Read! Work through your list of books throughout the summer. Write reviews if you'd like. Have fun!
  5. Write a wrap-up post at the end of summer to report on your results.
  6. Come back here on September 21st to link your wrap-up post to the Linky I'll post that day. 

I'm signing up a few days later, but I already read 1 book that I started on 21 June & started 2 more since then, so I'll include them also! For my reviews, just click on the titles of the books I've read! Here are the books I'd like to read this summer:
  1. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  2. Wooden Heart by Martin Day
  3. A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
  4. Beastly by Alex Flinn
  5. What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
  6. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  7. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  8. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi
  9. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  11. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  12. Nation by Terry Pratchett
  13. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  14. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  15. Changeless by Gail Carriger
  16. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  17. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  18. Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
  19. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  20. A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair
  21. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
  22. Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  23. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
  24. Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck
  25. You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
  26. Town in a Blueberry Jam by B. B. Haywood
  27. Sea Change by Aimee Friedman  
  28. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  29. Black and White by Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge
  30. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
  31. Meridian by Amber Kizer
  32. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  33. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  34. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  35. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers 

The books that are in green I've read for the challenge! Also, if I read books this summer that aren't on the list above, I'll include them in the challenge & list them below! 

Extra books I've read:
  1. Fair Play by Deirdre Martin 
  2. The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  3. Tempting the Marquess by Sara Lindsey
  4. The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  5. Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery
  6. Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery
  7. Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery
  8. InterWorld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves
  9. Surprise Me... by Isabel Sharpe
  10. The Great Bazaar and Other Stories by Peter V. Brett 
  11. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  12. Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare
  13. Intertwined by Gena Showalter
  14. Total Rush by Deirdre Martin
  15. While She Was Sleeping... by Isabel Sharpe
  16. Witch in the House by Jenna McKnight
  17. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  18. The Light by D. J. MacHale
  19. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  21. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  22. My Fake Fiancee by Nancy Warren
  23. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  24. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
  25. You Can't Hide by Karen Rose
  26. Something About You by Julie James 
  27. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
  28. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti
  29. Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
  30. Vacations from Hell by Libba Bray, Claudia Gray, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson & Sarah Mlynowski
  31. Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many by Heather Wardell 
  32. Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins 
  33. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 
  34. Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley
  35. Three Nights with a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare
  36. Love with the Proper Husband by Victoria Alexander 
  37. The Lady in Question by Victoria Alexander 
  38. The Pursuit of Marriage by Victoria Alexander
  39. A Visit from Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander
  40. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
  41. Dating Can Be Deadly by Wendy Roberts
  42. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  43. The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
  44. Edge by Thomas Blackthorne  


  1. Glad you joined!!! You have quite a list but know you will read them all. Good Luck !!

  2. You have some great books on this list. I hope you enjoy all of them. Thanks for joining the challenge!!