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message 1: by Aurélia (last edited Mar 16, 2019 05:30PM) (new)

Aurélia (illianerose) | 173 comments Hi!
I've decided to try the Reading Challenge. I'm missing a few categories, suggestions are welcome!
Some might change, most are definitive.

Summer Reading Challenge
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June Reads: 11/11
Take Pride – Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Into the Great Wide Open – Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open
Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories (Elric Chronological Order, #1) by Michael Moorcock

It’s the End of the World – Read a book about the end of the world as we know it
The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass

School’s Out for Summer - Reread a book you were forced to read in school
Le dernier jour d'un condamné by Victor Hugo

Sick Day – Read a book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t
Le Tartuffe - Dom Juan - Le Misanthrope by Molière

Hook ‘Em – Read a book that features fishing or fishermen
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain


Sports-a-holic – Read a book that features a popular summer sport
The Prince of Tennis, Volume 1 Ryoma Echizen (The Prince of Tennis, #1) by Takeshi Konomi

Dear Penpal – Read a book that features letters or journal entries
Mr. Darcy's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes, #1) by Amanda Grange

Father Knows Best – Read a book that features a father
Les yeux de Leïlan (Leïlan, #1) by Magali Ségura

Campfire Story – Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you
The Pit and the Pendulum (Classics To Go) by Edgar Allan Poe

Ocean Blue – Read a book that takes place out on the water
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway



July Reads: 11/11
Get Your Grill On– Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities
Food Wars!, Vol. 1 Shokugeki no Soma by Yuto Tsukuda

Backyard BBQ – Read a book that features a family reuniting or hanging out for the summer
Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1) by Alice Clayton

Forefathers– Read a book about your country’s independence
Quatrevingt-Treize (Annotée) by Victor Hugo

The Colors of Summer – Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover
Einstein's Secret by Irving Belateche

Red, White, and Blue – Read a book that has the words Red, White, or Blue in the title
あかいいと 1 (Akaiito, #1) by Kaho Miyasaka

Funny Bone – Read a humorous book
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams

Embrace Your Inner Geek – Read a book about geek culture
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline

Sun, Moon, and Stars – Read a book that takes place in outer space
Nemesis by Isaac Asimov

I Feel a Breeze – Read a book that takes place at a nudist colony or features nudists
Mirror Earth by P.Z. Walker

Beach Bum - Read a book that could be considered a “beach read”
Life After Life (Todd Family, #1) by Kate Atkinson

Sand Between My Toes - Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs



August Reads: 7/9
Let’s Get It On – Read a book that features falling in or out of love
Emma, Tome 1 by Kaoru Mori

It’s 12 O’clock Somewhere – Read a book that takes place in a bar or heavily features drinks/people drinking
North and Central by Bob Hartley

Stranded – Read a book that takes place on an island or in which the characters find themselves stranded
The Martian by Andy Weir

One and Done – Read a book that you can finish in one day
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Lucky to Have You – Read a book that you picked up at a library sale or thrift store
Kaikan Phrase, Tome 1 by Mayu Shinjō


Girl Power – Read a book about feminism or written by a feminist
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Life is a Highway – Read a book that features a road trip
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

Time of Our Lives – Read a book in which the characters go on an adventure
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman

Memories – Read a book that you bought while on vacation
Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly



Tasks to read during any month that are designed to stretch your reading comfort zones: 8/13
Won’t Be Long – Read a collection of short stories or essays
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents, #1) by J.K. Rowling

Poet at Heart – Read a book of poetry
Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson

You Have a Funny Accent – Read a book that was translated from another language
Les Fondateurs de Ta-Shima (Ta-Shima #3) by Adriana Lorusso

Read the World – Read a book that takes place in a country, or focuses on a culture, other than your own
Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki

Diversify Yourself – Read a book by an author of colour
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

My What Big Teeth You Have – Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale
Poison (Tales from the Kingdoms, #1) by Sarah Pinborough

High Noon – Read a classic or contemporary Western
Riders of the Purple Sage (Riders of the Purple Sage #1) by Zane Grey

The Future is Bright – Read a book that takes place in the future
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown

The Book is Always Better – Read a book that is becoming a movie this year
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

TBRing It – Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile
Les Croisades vues par les Arabes by Amin Maalouf

Unshelve it – Read a book that’s been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while
Shadowfall (Godslayer Chronicles, #1) by James Clemens

Childhood Reboot – Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel
The Magic of the Unicorn by Deborah Lerme Goodman

Listen to Me – Listen to an Audiobook
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


message 2: by Aurélia (new)

Aurélia (illianerose) | 173 comments Late by a couple of books for June.. I hope still to finish on time ^^


message 3: by Aurélia (new)

Aurélia (illianerose) | 173 comments Not done yet, August was more of a move between countries and redoing an apartment from scratch, so not easy to find time to read (or have access to my books) I'll keep on reading till I get to the end of the challenge.
Thanks Lori for this!! ^^


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