Friday, 9 May 2014

Summer Reading Challenge

You know when you were growing up and you always had summer reading to look forward to?  I’ve missed that lately so I decided to start a summer reading program specifically for book bloggers! 
What is it?The book blogger summer reading program is a way to challenge yourself to make a dent in your TBR pile over the summer. 
When is it?I know that summer starts in May for some people and June for others so I figured I’d go ahead and the make the program from the beginning of May to the beginning of September.  That should give everybody a good amount of time to get some reading done.

So, this Summer Reading event sounded exactly what I've been looking for and now I finally found it! I went through my Kindle, paperbacks, and Goodreads TBR list, and  (a small break from studying was justified (read: procrastination)) I listed some books that I'm aiming to read during the summer. Most likely the list will change as the summer progresses, but I have made those titles bold that I absolutely want to read. I'd like to read 25 books (June, July, August) but we'll see if we get to that number.  

Young Adult
  1. Boundless (Unearthly, #3) by Cynthia Hand
  2. Evertrue (Everneath, #3) by Brodi Ashton
  3. The Vampire Academy (The Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead (re-read)
  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  5. The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
  6. The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray
  7. Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer
  8. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  9. Die For Me (Die For Me, #1) by Amy Plum
  10. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  11. If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman 
  12. Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) by Kasie West
  13. The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1) by Sherry Thomas
  14. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  15. Panic by Lauren Oliver
  16. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  17. Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1) by Leah Cypess
  18. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  19. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  20. Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu
  21. Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire
  22. Ender's Game (The Ender Quientet, #1) by Orson Scott Card
  23. More Than This by Patrick Ness
  24. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  25. Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) by Rachel Hartman
  26. Of Beast and Beuty by Stacey Jay
  27. Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi 
  28. Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil, #1) by Wendy Higgins
  29. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan (re-read)
  30. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare (re-read)
  31. Panic by Lauren Oliver
  32. The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
  33. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, 1) by Alison Goodman
  34. The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  35. Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta
  36. Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) by Laini Taylor
  37. Scarlet (Scarlet, #1) by A.C. Gaughen
  38. The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) by Rae Carson 
  39. Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo
  40. Vicious (Vicious, #1) by Victoria Schwab
  41. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  42. Tiger's Curse (Tiger's Saga) by Colleen Houck
  43. Graceling (Graceling #1) by Kristin Cashore
  44. Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Adult Fiction
  1. Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1) by Margaret Atwood
  2. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  3. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by Jerome D. Salinger
  6. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  8. American Psycho by Bret Easton
  9. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
  10. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  11. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  12. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  13. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Hehe, I got a bit carried away as I just meant to list some books that came right off the top of my head, but this was actually pretty fun to do so I did a bit longer list! Obviously, I won't have time for all of these and I'll also probably add more to this list over time (so I won't have millions of lists in different places, but just this one), but I'll just pick the ones that interest me the most at that specific moment. 2 more weeks to and it's summer for me (at last), and I can start working on this list!


  1. I don't tend to do well with lists, but love the idea of a Summer Reading Challenge! Good luck!

    1. I won't probably read these in order but read whatever I feel like reading that moment. That's why I listed so many books that I'm not stuck only with 10 books or something. :) Thank you for the wishes!

  2. Great goal and list! I'm participating too :)

    1. Yay, that's great! I hope we'll have lots of fun! :)


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