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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 Big Book Summer Challenge: Starting Line #BigBookSummer @suebookbybook

The 2017 Big Book Summer Challenge has begun! This challenge is being hosted by Sue @ Book By Book.

Here are the details:
  • Anything over 400 pages qualifies as a big book.
  • The challenge will run from Memorial Day weekend (starting May 26 this year) through Labor Day weekend (Labor Day is September 4 this year).
  • Choose one or two or however many big books you want as your goal. Wait, did you get that? You only need to read 1 book with over 400 pages this summer to participate! (though you are welcome to read more, if you want).
  • Choose from what's on your shelves already or a big book you've been meaning to read for ages or anything that catches your eye in the library - whatever peaks your interest.
  • Sign up on the first links list below (or on Goodreads if you don't have a blog).
  • Write a post to kick things off - you can list the exact big books you plan to read or just publish your intent to participate, but be sure to include the Big Book Summer Challenge pic above, with a link back to this blog (no blog? No problem - see below).
  • Write a post to wrap up at the end, listing the big books you read during the summer.
  • You can write progress posts if you want to and/or reviews of the big books you've read...but you don't have to! There is a separate links list below for big book reviews or progress update posts.

This is the biggest book that I'm planning to tackle for this challenge:

by Stephen King
(1,116 pages)

There may be other books over 400 pages that I'll be reading, so I'll add them as I go along.

Here are the links to my reviews:

  1. Raging Star by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #3) [448 pages]
  2. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book #1) [416 pages
  3. Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2) [459 pages]

I will post my updates on Twitter using the #BigBookSummer hashtag, and then do a wrap-up post at the end of the challenge on my blog.

Thanks again to Sue at Book By Book for hosting!


  1. Welcome to the Big Book Summer Challenge! I'm so glad you decided to join the fun!

    Yeah, I think IT definitely qualifies as a Big Book! I read it very long ago, when I was a teen and loved it - it's a good one!

    Enjoy It and the challenge!


    2017 Big Book Summer Challenge

    1. Thanks, Sue! I'm looking forward to finally tackling this one!!


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