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message 1: by Kat (last edited Jun 10, 2013 12:32PM) (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) It seems that most of you liked the first summer reading challenge (which is still going on), so hopefully you like this one!

This challenge is a lot like the first challenge. However, there are a few alterations.

Time: 2 weeks (June 16-June 30)
Partners: optional (which means you may pick your own books if you would like)
Goal: 1-10 books (your choice)

And . . .

Suggested Themes: Read Free Books! OR Mythology

(You don't need to choose a theme to be a part of the challenge. However, it may be more fun to have one to go by.)

Read Free Books!
Read any book that you have received for free. Most of those will come in one of three ways:
-Free on Amazon or Barnes&Noble
-Received for giveaway
-Gifted directly by an author

**This is the theme I'll be participating in because I signed up for a few Read and Reviews yesterday, and I have received a few ebooks from authors on Goodreads. This challenge will help me get through them.

Read books to submit for the Mythology Themed Challenge.

This challenge will begin on June 16. If you would like to participate, please post your reading goal and whether or not you'll be participating in a theme. Also, if you want a partner to choose your books, please request one and post a list of books for he or she to pick from.

Have fun!

Goal: not sure yet
Theme Read Free Books!
My Want-to-Read list:

(I received all copies from the authors. Two are read to review, and one is a paperback from a giveaway.)
Beyond the Plains (World of Myth #1) by Travis Bughi Vampire Origins - The Strigoi Book 1 - Project Ichorous by Riley Banks The Kiss Instructor by V. Anton The Legend of the Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMichael Pity Isn't an Option by Jessica Brooks

message 2: by Kat (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) Hannelore wrote: "I'll be participating in the challenge as well!
My goal: 2 free books :)
Maybe some more, but I'll start with that...
Going to make a comment with my list of books ASAP :)
Btw: funny idea for a cha..."

What do you mean by "funny idea?"

message 3: by Kat (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) I have read some fantastic free books. Also, a lot of them are incredibly unique.

message 4: by Brittany (last edited Jun 12, 2013 05:22PM) (new)

Brittany I'm going to participate! :D

No themes, though, and I'd like a parter. (I think Cassie has volunteered, lol)

Goal: Two books

1.) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
2.) Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
3.) Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
4.) Sever by Lauren DeStefano
5.) Bared to You by Sylvia Day
6.) Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

message 5: by Emilie (new)

Emilie I'm in... I don't know if i really want a theme because I don't have a lot of like mythology or free books... I'm just going to do random books.

Goal: 4 books
1. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare
2. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore
3. You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle
4. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer
5. Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe
6. The Farm (The Farm, #1) by Emily McKay
7. Gone (Gone, #1) by Michael Grant
8. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen


message 6: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissa_stoia) | 32 comments My goal is three books! Anyone want to be my partner ill post my books later

message 7: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissa_stoia) | 32 comments Ill be your partner hannah!

Leigh (bibliosky) (leighsalv) @Emilie: I'll be your partner :) my goal is to read 4 books too and I'll comment my books later bc I'm using my phone rn.

message 9: by joanne (new)

joanne (cabeswaters) I'm going to join as a book-picker, I learnt last time that I'm not good at sticking to a reading plan :3

message 10: by Shav (new)

Shav (keelahlove) | 429 comments Goal: > 3 books
Theme: Greek Mythology & Free Books

1. Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis
2. Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini
3. Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2) by Josephine Angelini
4. Vampire Origins - The Strigoi Book 1 - Project Ichorous by Riley Banks

message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Kay sorry I've changed my mind and am not participting in this challenge :( I'm sorry but really busy

message 12: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (cannefrye) | 19 comments Yup! I'll partner with you, Brittany!

2 Books:

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Stardust by Neil Gaimon
Across the Universe by Beth Revis

message 13: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Cassie wrote: "Yup! I'll partner with you, Brittany!

2 Books:

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Stardust by ..."

Yay, Cassie! I don't know if we're supposed to go ahead and pick them but it starts in a couple of days, so here you go:

1.) It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
2.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Happy Reading! :D

message 14: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharonatmlcc) | 16 comments I'll be participating in the challenge!
Gemini Rising 1 by Jessica O'Gorek
Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu
Prep School confidential by Kara Taylor
Beyond the Plains by Travis Bughi

message 15: by Kat (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) I'm glad to see that you'll be reading Beyond the Plains. I hope to also during the challenge.

message 16: by Emilie (new)

Emilie @Leigh
Sounds great! Thanks :)

Leigh (bibliosky) (leighsalv) @Emilie here are my picks for you!

City of Bones
The Farm

Here's mine...
Goal: 4 books
Theme: ARCs & Review Copies

1. Ink (Paper Gods, #1) by Amanda Sun
2. The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa
3. Insomnia (The Night Walkers, #1) by J.R. Johansson
4. The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark, #1) by Shana Abe
5. The Wisdom of Hair by Kim Boykin
6. The Last Hybrid Bloodline of Angels by Lee Wilson
7. The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus, #3) by Kaitlin Bevis
8. Rewrite Redemption by J.H. Walker


Leigh (bibliosky) (leighsalv) @Cassie: You'll loooooovee Across the Universe! I read it in 2 days :) There's lots of suspense.

message 19: by Emilie (new)

Emilie Hey Leigh I chose these books for you:)

Rewrite Redemption
The Iron Queen
Sweetest Dark

Happy Reading:))

message 20: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (cannefrye) | 19 comments I choose Sever and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Brittany!

message 21: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Cassie wrote: "I choose Sever and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Brittany!"

I had a feeling you'd choose those two, Cassie. ;) I hope you like the ones I chose!

message 22: by Rora (new)

Rora (ffyreflyy) | 64 comments I have the following books to read by the end of the month, between all my group reads and challenges:
1. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)
2. Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
3. Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
5. Sweet Little Lies (L.A. Candy, #2) by Lauren Conrad
6. For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1) by Diana Peterfreund
7. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
8. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (audio)
9. Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
10. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
11. Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu (audio)
12. Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini
13. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
14. The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey
15. Doll Bones by Holly Black

So I'm setting a challenge for myself to get through as many of them as possible. Heck, I probably wont even be able to find the last three (they're real new), but I'm going to see how many of these I can get through in 2 weeks.

Leigh (bibliosky) (leighsalv) @Emilie thanks :) ooh could u choose 3 more books? I'm changing my goal to 7 books cause I just realized the challenge lasts for 2 weeks lol!

Leigh (bibliosky) (leighsalv) @Rora: Wonder is realllyyyyy goooood!! & Legend :)

message 25: by Kat (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) I don't have a set list of what I'll be reading. I'm just going to try to read as many books as I can.

message 26: by Brittany (new)

Brittany I'm starting The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer today! I'm looking forward to it!

message 27: by Kat (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) Great! I really hope you like it. I really like that book.

message 28: by Shav (new)

Shav (keelahlove) | 429 comments I've finished Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis and Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini

message 29: by Simmaron (new)

Simmaron (mybookedlife) | 341 comments @Hannelore It's awesome. That story is something. And the whole idea of creating A Shade was so innovative. And yes I genuinely adored Derek Novak and the relationship between him and Sofia.

message 30: by Simmaron (new)

Simmaron (mybookedlife) | 341 comments Nope just the first one. The author gave it to me for reviewing. But the other ones aren't yet available in my country. @Hannelore

message 31: by roshay (last edited Jun 25, 2013 09:35AM) (new)

roshay (sadderdaze) I Got a free book on Kindle..but I don't like it...lol...

message 32: by Kat (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) What was it?

message 33: by roshay (new)

roshay (sadderdaze) I think, something called....____to___
Don't know what's in the dashes...anyways, ill look for more Kindle-free books!

message 34: by Kat (new)

Kat (kaitlins16) I'm going to have to look at my books and find out how many I read for it. I got a good number read.

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