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Cassandra Powers | 6 comments I am looking forward to completing this challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge
Expert Level

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

June Reads:
Take Pride - Simon vs the Home Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) by Becky Albertalli

Into the Great Wide Open – Watership Down, by Richard Adams
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) by Richard Adams

It’s the End of the World – Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline

School’s Out for Summer - The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Sick Day [I was a supernerd so I read all my school books, so I've chosen one to read again!] - Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Hook ‘Em – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, by Paul Torday
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

Sports-a-holic – First & Then, by Emma Mills
First & Then by Emma Mills

Dear Penpal – Bridget Jones's Baby, by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries (Bridget Jones, #4) by Helen Fielding

Father Knows Best – To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Campfire Story – The Wire in the Blood, by Val McDermid
The Wire in the Blood (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #2) by Val McDermid

Ocean Blue – Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
Life of Pi by Yann Martel


July Reads:
Get Your Grill On– Apricots on the Nile, by Colette Rossant
Apricots on the Nile A Memoir with Recipes by Colette Rossant

Backyard BBQ – The Camomile Lawn, by Mary Wesley
The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley

Forefathers– Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The Colors of Summer – Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Red, White, and Blue – Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Funny Bone – Theft by Finding, by David Sedaris
Theft by Finding Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris

Embrace Your Inner Geek – Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams

Sun, Moon, and Stars – Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) by Becky Chambers

I Feel a Breeze – Absolutely Golden, by D. Foy
Absolutely Golden by D. Foy

Beach Bum - Origin, by Dan Brown
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) by Dan Brown

Sand Between My Toes - The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson


August Reads:
Let’s Get It On – The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCollough
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

It’s 12 O’clock Somewhere – Twelve Steps to Normal, by Farrah Penn
Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn

Stranded – Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1) by Joseph Heller

One and Done – Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Back
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Lucky to Have You – Night Manager, by John le Carre
The Night Manager by John le Carré

Girl Power – Women & Power: A Manifesto, by Mary Beard
Women & Power A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Life is a Highway – Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Devine
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Time of Our Lives – The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Memories – Let's Pretend this Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson
Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson


message 2: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
ooooh! Watership Down is a great choice for "Into the Great Wide Open"!

And hooray for planning to read D.Foy's Absolutely Golden. It's a pretty trippy little book!


message 3: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Powers | 6 comments Thanks! Looking forward to starting :-)


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Cassandra Powers | 6 comments 1 down - Take Pride - 30 to go!


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Cassandra Powers | 6 comments 2/31 I better pick up the pace!


message 6: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Powers | 6 comments Also added an extra read - Unshelve It - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


message 7: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Powers | 6 comments A bit behind in the middle of July but hoping to do a final burst and get them all!

Read for June:
-Take Pride
-It's the End of the World
-School's Out for Summer
-Sports-a-holic
-Ocean Blue

Replaced Sick Day (Frankenstein) with Moby Dick (still to read!)

Read for July:
-Red, White, and Blue

On the plus side, I'm mostly through with several others. This challenge has really helped me to pick-up and put-down several books at a time, meaning I can always find something I'm in the mood for :-)


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