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message 1: by Emiliano (last edited Jun 06, 2018 06:23AM) (new)

Emiliano | 4 comments I've just had the time to figure out a couple of books for my challenge: Suggestions are highly welcomed!

Summer Reading Challenge
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The goal is to accomplish the tasks within the months they are featured:

June Reads: 0/11
Take Pride – Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character: Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty

Into the Great Wide Open – Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open : Antero Jimenez Antonio: El Jardin de Las Ardillas

It’s the End of the World – Read a book about the end of the world as we know it: J.G. Ballard, Huracán cósmico

School’s Out for Summer - Reread a book you were forced to read in school: Federico García Lorca: Poeta En Nueva York: Sonetos

Sick Day – Read a book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t: Antonio Buero Vallejo, Historia de una escalera

Hook ‘Em – Read a book that features fishing or fishermen: Halldór Kiljan Laxness: The Fish Can Sing

Sports-a-holic – Read a book that features a popular summer sport: David Foster Wallace, La broma infinita

Dear Penpal – Read a book that features letters or journal entries: Helene Hanff: 84, Charing Cross Road

Father Knows Best – Read a book that features a father: Kader AbdolahMy Father's Notebook

Campfire Story – Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you
Clive Barker, Libros de sangre: volumen 1

Ocean Blue – Read a book that takes place out on the water: Yann Martel, Life of Pi


July Reads: 0/11
Get Your Grill On– Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities
Backyard BBQ – Read a book that features a family reuniting or hanging out for the summer
Forefathers– Read a book about your country’s independence
The Colors of Summer – Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover
Red, White, and Blue – Read a book that has the words Red, White, or Blue in the title
Funny Bone – Read a humorous book
Embrace Your Inner Geek – Read a book about geek culture
Sun, Moon, and Stars – Read a book that takes place in outer space
I Feel a Breeze – Read a book that takes place at a nudist colony or features nudists
Beach Bum - Read a book that could be considered a “beach read”
Sand Between My Toes - Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean


August Reads:0/9
Let’s Get It On – read a book that features falling in or out of love
It’s 12 O’clock Somewhere – Read a book that takes place in a bar or heavily features drinks/people drinking
Stranded – Read a book that takes place on an island or in which the characters find themselves stranded
One and Done – Read a book that you can finish in one day
Lucky to Have You – Read a book that you picked up at a library sale or thrift store
Girl Power – Read a book about feminism or written by a feminist
Life is a Highway – Read a book that features a road trip
Time of Our Lives – Read a book in which the characters go on an adventure
Memories – Read a book that you bought while on vacation


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Lori (tnbbc) | 10144 comments Mod
Good luck Emiliano!


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Emiliano | 4 comments Lori wrote: "Good luck Emiliano!"
Thanks so much!
¡Muchas Gracias!


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Emiliano | 4 comments June Reads: 11/11: all of them done

Take Pride – Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character: Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty

Into the Great Wide Open – Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open : Antero Jimenez Antonio: El Jardin de Las Ardillas

It’s the End of the World – Read a book about the end of the world as we know it: J.G. Ballard, Huracán cósmico

School’s Out for Summer - Reread a book you were forced to read in school: Federico García Lorca: Poeta En Nueva York: Sonetos

Sick Day – Read a book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t: Antonio Buero Vallejo, Historia de una escalera

Hook ‘Em – Read a book that features fishing or fishermen: Halldór Kiljan Laxness: The Fish Can Sing

Sports-a-holic – Read a book that features a popular summer sport: David Foster Wallace, La broma infinita

Dear Penpal – Read a book that features letters or journal entries: Helene Hanff: 84, Charing Cross Road

Father Knows Best – Read a book that features a father: Kader AbdolahMy Father's Notebook

Campfire Story – Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you
Clive Barker, Libros de sangre: volumen 1

Ocean Blue – Read a book that takes place out on the water: Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Besides Lorca's Poeta en Nueva York (that "plays" in another league), the ones of these I've enjoyed the most are, by far, The Line of Beauty La línea de la belleza by Alan Hollinghurst & The Fish Can Sing El concierto de los peces by Halldór Kiljan Laxness ; although they are very different in their settings and the people


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Emiliano | 4 comments July Reads: 0/11
Get Your Grill On– Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities: Se acabó el pastel, o El arte de perder peso, o El perfeccionista en la cocina.

Backyard BBQ – Read a book that features a family reuniting or hanging out for the summer: Expiación, o Casa de veranom o Criados y doncellas o La sal de la vida o Los años ligeros o El mundo es un pañuelo.

Forefathers– Read a book about your country’s independence: Historia mínima de Galicia o Astur.

The Colors of Summer – Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover: Los misterios de Pittsburgh

Red, White, and Blue – Read a book that has the words Red, White, or Blue in the title: El chico del gorro rojo

Funny Bone – Read a humorous book: El hombre de mazapán.

Embrace Your Inner Geek – Read a book about geek culture: Las asombrosas aventuras de Kavalier & Klay ¿?

Sun, Moon, and Stars – Read a book that takes place in outer space (I've still haven't figured out this one yet)

I Feel a Breeze – Read a book that takes place at a nudist colony or features nudists: La sombra del corazón.

Beach Bum - Read a book that could be considered a “beach read” ¿?

Sand Between My Toes - Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean: El mar


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