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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The 2010 EW Summer Books Challenge

The 2010 EW Summer Books Challenge

It's Reading Challenge time again... How many books can one girl challenge herself to read!? Well, I just couldn't resist this one! Booking Mama created this reading challenge after reading Entertainment Weekly's 18 Books We Can't Wait to Read This Summer. There were quite a few books on the list that are on my TBR list, such as The Passage by Justin Cronin, Here's the full list...

This Body Of Death by Elizabeth George
Half Life by Roopa Farooki
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas And Found Happiness by Dominique Browning
WAR by Sebastian Junger
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
The Passage by Justin Cronin
So Cold The River by Michael Koryta
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman (July 6)
Lucy by Laurence Gonzales (July 13)
Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman (July 13)
I Curse The River of Time by Per Pettersson (August 3)
You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin (August 12)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (August 24)

Here are the details on how you can sign up!

Levels:

1-3 Books: Polliwog
4-6 Books: Gupp
7-9 Books: Minnow
10-12 Books: Fish
13-15 Books: Flying Fish
16-18 Books: Shark

The 2010 EW Summer Books Challenge will run from May 1, 2010 through September 6, 2010 (Labor Day). You don't need to pick your books, just the level you're going to do. After you read a book, just write a review to share your thoughts with others! You can sign up at Booking Mama, grab the challenge button, announce your level and start reading! I'll post links to the books I've read from the challenge right here, so you can see how I did this summer!

I'm playing it safe here... I'm officially announcing my Polliwog level! (Besides, I never really learned to swim...)

Challenge Books Read... (Links to the reviews)

4 comments:

Julie P. said...

So glad you decided to come swimming with us! LOL! I have already completed 3 of them and so far they have all been terrific!

bermudaonion said...

I'm doing this challenge too and just read my first book - SO COLD THE RIVER - for it and just loved it! Have fun!

Suzanne said...

Hi Julie!
Thanks for the warm welcome! There are so many great books on that list! Thanks for hosting it and the gentle nudge to READ THOSE BOOKS! ;-)

Suzanne said...

Hi bermudaonion!
So Cold The River is on my wish list! And it's going to be one of my reads too! I'm going to hop on over to your blog to read your thoughts! It's a good sign that you LOVED IT!

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