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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Summer Reading Challenge: June 1st to September 1st

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Jen at Momma Blogs A Lot!

Here are the details copied from Jen's blog:
The Summer Reading Challenge

I’d love it if you would join me and challenge yourself this summer to read the books (or magazines or newspapers, etc) that you have been meaning to read. Nothing complicated – pick some books or pick a number or any other reading related goal that you want to tackle this summer and go for it! We can check in with each other over the course of the summer and cheer each other on as we reach our goal!

I know the summer season is a little different for everyone, depending on when your kids get out of school, so feel free to hop in on the challenge whenever you like. I’ll plan to officially start the challenge June 1st (a Saturday) and finish on September 1st. I’ll post a linky on June 1st where you can share your summer reading goals and another linky on September 2nd where you can submit posts about how your challenge went.
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.
Here are some of the books that are on my TBR pile that I'll be choosing from (I reserve the right to add alternate books as the mood strikes my fancy!). My goal is to tackle at least 25 of them:
  1. Nauti Siren by Lora Leigh (Nauti, Book #7) 
  2. Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #2)
  3. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #2)
  4. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (Of Poseidon, Book #1)
  5. Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
  6. Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter (Otherworld Assassin, Book #1)
  7. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  8. The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt
  9. Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson 
  10. The World Wars: An Introduction to the First and Second World Wars by Paul Dowswell 
  11. The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems by Donald Hall  
  12. The Landmark History of the American People by Daniel J. Boorstin 
  13. The Story of the U.S.A. - Book 2: A Young Nation Solves Its Problems by Franklin Escher, Jr. 
  14. The Story of the U.S.A. - Book 3: America Becomes A Giant by Franklin Escher, Jr. 
  15. Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody 
  16. Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa
  17. Absent by Katie Williams 
  18. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens 
  19. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #2) 
  20. Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba
  21. The Program by Suzanne Young (Program, Book #1) 
  22. Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater (Pretty When She Dies, Book #2)
  23. Envy by Elizabeth Miles
  24. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles
  25. Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  26. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
  27. The Blessed by Tonya  Hurley
  28. Chasers by James Phelan
  29. You Don't Want to Know by Lisa Jackson
  30. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
  31. Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
  32. Ten Days by Janet Gilsdorf
  33. Unspoken by Lisa Jackson
  34. Touched by Corinne Jackson
  35. Don't Say a Word by Beverly Barton
  36. The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton
  37. A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer
  38. The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
  39. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  40. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  41. Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
  42. Moonglow by Michael Griffo
  43. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
  44. Linked by Imogen Howson
  45. Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel
  46. Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
  47. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  48. A Killer in the Rye by Delia Rosen
  49. All Natural Murder by Staci McLaughlin
  50. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  51. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  52. Lucky Stiff by Annelise Ryan
  53. Slice by William Patterson
  54. Survivor by James Phelan
  55. How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde
  56. Predatory by Alexandra Ivy
  57. Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevet
  58. Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
  59. Pandora's Temple by Jon Land
  60. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  61. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
  62. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
  63. River Marked by Patricia Briggs
  64. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
  65. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  66. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  67. Flu by Wayne Simmons
  68. Fever by Wayne Simmons
  69. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
  70. Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
  71. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
  72. One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
  73. Lexicon by Max Barry
  74. Proxy by Alex London
  75. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  76. Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick
  77. Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick
  78. BZRK by Michael Grant
  79. BZRK Reloaded by Michael Grant
  80. Shade's Children by Garth Nix
  81. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  82. Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon
  83. Letting Ana Go by Anonymous
  84. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
  85. A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer 
  86. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  87. Joyland by Stephen King
  88. Of Triton by Anna Banks
  89. Legacy Lost by Anna Banks
  90. The Stranger by Anna Banks 


  1. Good luck with your challenge and thanks for linking up! I really loved both the False Prince series and the Divergent series so far. Happy reading!

    1. Thanks for hosting, Jen! I loved Divergent, and I'm listening to Insurgent right now.


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