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Saturday, June 9, 2018

#COYER Big Summer Birthday Bash: My Sign-up Post

This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun, Michelle @ Because Reading & Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!


The Basics

Let’s start with the basic rules as always, and then we’ll get to the fun Birthday Goodies!
  • The challenge begins June 9th (which happens to Berls’s Birthday!!) at 12am EST and ends August 31st at 11:59pm EST. The review linky and giveaway widgets will remain open until September 1st, 11:59 PM EST.
  • You must create a sign-up post anytime between now and July 9th on blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google+, etc indicating your clean up goal (see below for details). Link your sign-up to the linky below.
  • It’s Summer and you know what that means! Anything you read goes! It can be any format, any price, obtained from any LEGAL location. Library? Yep! Borrowed? Yep! KU? Yep? $500? Yep (but are you crazy?)!
  • Link your reviews to the linky that will be provided on the Kick-off Post.
  • There will be two grand prize winners – $10 gift card – one for the linky review list and one for Birthday Bash Goodies.

This is my favourite COYER challenge, because I love that anything goes! I rarely read e-books, so I like that this includes ALL THE BOOKS.

There are so many extra "goodies" and I want to do them all! But I also just want to have fun and read what strikes my fancy. Ugh, decisions decisions!

Goody #1: Declare your cleaning goal!

  • Deep Clean – More than 20 books


  1. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
  2. The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
  3. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
  4. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)

Goody #3: Participate in 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 of our Summer Read-a-thons! Get extra entries in the Goody Bag Giveaway when you participate and follow the rules Michelle will share in the FB group before each read-a-thon.


Yes, I plan to participate in each of the Summer Read-a-Thons!


  1. Fairy Tales with a Twist: Read fairy tale re-tellings and give those childhood favorites a twist! Read-a-thon runs Sunday June 17th 12am EST to Saturday June 23rd 11:59pm EST
  2. Christmas in July!: Read Holiday themed books. Read-a-thon runs Sunday July 15th 12am EST to Saturday July 21st 11:59pm EST
  3. Dusting Off The Shelves: Read the oldest books in your physical or e-library. They have to have sat on your shelf for at least 1 year. Read-a-thon runs Sunday July 29th 12am EST to Saturday August 4th 11:59pm EST
  4. Scary Stories by the Campfire!:Read about ghosts, goblins, and any other horror/thriller that would make for a scary campfire tale!Read-a-thon runs Sunday August 5th 12am EST to Saturday August 11th 11:59pm EST
  5. Short and Sweet! Fill your final days not with Novels but with Novellas! Read-a-thon runs Sunday August 26th 12am EST to Friday August 31st 11:59pm EST


Here are some books on my TBR for the read-a-thons:


1. Fairy Tales with a Twist:



by A.G. Howard
(Splintered, Book #3)

by Alex Flinn
(Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)


Beheld
by Alex Flinn
(Kendra Chronicles, Book #4)

by Marissa Meyer
(The Lunar Chronicles, Book #3)

2. Christmas in July:


by Heather Graham

by Debbie Macomber
(Angels Everywhere, Book #1)

by RaeAnne Thayne
(Haven Point, Book #1)

by Richard Paul Evans

3. Dusting Off the Shelves:

by Rachel Vincent
(Soul Screamers, Book #0.5)

by Karen Marie Moning
(Fever, Book #1)

by Sue Monk Kidd

4. Scary Stories by the Campfire:


by Dan Simmons
(Seasons of Horror, Book #1)

by Bentley Little

by Jamie McGuire
(Red Hill, Book #1)

5. Short and Sweet:


by A.G. Howard
(Splintered, Book #1.5)

by Marissa Meyer
(The Lunar Chronicles, Book #0.5)

by Marissa Meyer
(The Lunar Chronicles, Book #0.6)

by Marissa Meyer
(The Lunar Chronicles, Book #1.5)

by Marissa Meyer
(The Lunar Chronicles, Book #3.1)

by J.R. Ward
(Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15.5)

Goody #4: Participate in one or all the Mini-Challenges hosted by COYER participants to get an entry in the goody bag. Get an extra entry for being a mini-challenge host. Email coyerchallenge@gmail.com if interested in hosting.


I did enjoy participating in the mini-challenges during the COYER Winter challenge, so I intend to do them again!

Goody #7: Fill in 1 or all of the 4 BINGO Boards over the entire COYER Birthday Bash for a point per board in the Goody Bag Widget. Get your bingo boards as a .jpg file or .pptx file!


Well, there's no way that I can fill four BINGO Boards, but I will definitely attempt one. I can't resist BINGO challenges. I love them! This is the one that I'm going for:




  1. NON-FICTION: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
  2. CHAPTER BOOKS: The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2)
  3. YOUNG ADULT: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #1)
  4. HISTORICAL: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1)
  5. PNR
  6. MG
  7. GRAPHIC NOVEL
  8. TIME TRAVEL
  9. ROMANCE
  10. COMEDY
  11. DYSTOPIAN
  12. THRILLER
  13. EPIC FANTASY
  14. LBGTQA+
  15. WESTERN ROMANCE
  16. URBAN FANTASY
  17. SUSPENSE
  18. GOTHIC
  19. NEW ADULT
  20. FAIRY-TALE RETELLING
  21. DIVERSITY
  22. SCI-FI
  23. HORROR
  24. EROTICA
  25. YOUR CHOICE

Goody #9: Make a list of 15 books and read a least 10 of them over COYER Birthday Bash to get another point in the Goody Bag Giveaway!

  1. Lamb by Christopher Moore
  2. Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
  3. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  4. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1)
  5. Invisible Darkness by Stephen Williams
  6. On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
  7. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody, Book #1) 16/06/2018
  8. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
  9. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
  10. An Angel's Touch by Heather Graham
  11. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans
  12. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever, Book #1)
  13. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons (Seasons of Horror, Book #1)
  14. The Resort by Bentley Little
  15. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Wow, that's A LOT going on!! I might end up dropping some of the goodies along the way if it's too much work. I'll see how much I can stick with :)

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