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message 1: by Anne ✨ (last edited May 29, 2018 10:25AM) (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Goodreads recently published a Summer Reading Challenge with a list of summer-themed reading tasks It looks like a great list and we thought some members might like to do this (we know it's not summer out there for everyone.)

For those interested, we've created this folder where you can track your progress by either:
- commenting on this thread, and then updating your comment as you progress.
- or creating your own topic in this folder and keep track there. (add your name to your topic title)

Any book you read toward this challenge would count towards our Summer Read More Challenge! And if you read a great summer book, you can recommend it to other members via the Icebreaker Challenge! So we hope you'll participate in ALL our summer activities!

Challenge Tasks:
(Note: we curated the list down to 20 challenge items, but feel free to use the full list if you'd like). This is your challenge - pick and choose as many from the list as you'd like to work towards.

1. Into the Great Wide Open– Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open
2. Get your Grill On - Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities
3. The Colors of Summer – Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover
4. Sand Between My Toes - Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean
5. Ocean Blue – Read a book that takes place out on the water
6. Hook ‘Em – Read a book that features fishing or fishermen
7. Campfire Story – Read a book that's spooky, or tells a tall tale
8. One and Done – Read a book that you can finish in one day
9. Dear Penpal– Read a book that features letters or journal entries
10. Backyard BBQ – Read a book that features a family reuniting or hanging out for the summer
11. Funny Bone – Read a humorous book
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars – Read a book that takes place in outer space
13. Let’s Get It On – read a book that features falling in or out of love
14. Stranded – Read a book that takes place on an island or in which the characters find themselves stranded
15. Lucky to Have You – Read a book that you picked up at a library sale or thrift store
16. Life is a Highway – Read a book that features a road trip
17. The Future is Bright – Read a book that takes place in the future
18. Time of Our Lives – Read a book in which the characters go on an adventure
19. Read the World -Read a book that takes place in a country, or focuses on a culture, other than your own
20. It's Your Summer - Add your own summer-themed reading task

This challenge will run JUN-AUG, in conjunction with our other Summer Reading Challenges.


message 2: by Jazzy (last edited Aug 18, 2018 12:51AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments My Summer themed Task List

Books read: 20/20

1. Into the Great Wide Open - Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open
The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife - Kobie Krüger

2. Get your Grill On - Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities
The Rules of Backyard Croquet - Sunni Overend


3. The Colours of Summer - Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover
Cloudstreet - Tim Winton

4. Sand Between My Toes - Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean
The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith

5. Ocean Blue – Read a book that takes place out on the water
Breath Tim Winton

6. Hook ‘Em – Read a book that features fishing or fishermen
An English Visitor - Graham Wilson

7. Campfire Story – Read a book that's spooky, or tells a tall tale
Australian Legendary Tales - Katie Langloh Parker

8. One and Done – Read a book that you can finish in one day
The Yellow Wall-Paper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

9. Dear Penpal – Read a book that features letters or journal entries
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Audio Collection - Arthur Conan Doyle

10. Backyard BBQ – Read a book that features a family reuniting or hanging out for the summer
Swann's Way - Marcel Proust

11. Funny Bone – Read a humorous book
Helen's Babies - John Habberton

12. Sun, Moon, and Stars – Read a book that takes place in outer space
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams


13. Let’s Get It On – read a book that features falling in or out of love
A Patch Of Blue - Elizabeth Kata

14. Stranded – Read a book that takes place on an island or in which the characters find themselves stranded
On the Beach - Nevil Shute

15. Lucky to Have You – Read a book that you picked up at a library sale or thrift store
The West Rand Jive Cats Boxing Club - Lauren Liebenberg

16. Life is a Highway – Read a book that features a road trip
The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris (albeit, a VERY unhappy one)

17. The Future is Bright – Read a book that takes place in the future
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

18. Time of Our Lives – Read a book in which the characters go on an adventure
Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones

19. Read the World - Read a book that takes place in a country, or focuses on a culture, other than your own
Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir - Tove Jansson (Finland)

20. It's Your Summer - Add your own summer-themed reading task, so I chose:
You have a Lovely Accent - Choose a book that was translated from another language

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami (Japanese)


The Wilderness Family At Home with Africa's Wildlife by Kobie Krüger The Rules of Backyard Croquet by Sunni Overend Cloudstreet by Tim Winton The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith Breath by Tim Winton An English Visitor (Crocodile Spirit Dreaming #1) by Graham Wilson Australian Legendary Tales by Katie Langloh Parker The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Sherlock Holmes The Definitive Audio Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1) by Marcel Proust Helen's Babies - John Habberton Special edition (Annotated) by John Habberton The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams A Patch Of Blue by Elizabeth Kata On the Beach by Nevil Shute The West Rand Jive Cats Boxing Club by Lauren Liebenberg The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones Sculptor's Daughter A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami


message 3: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Jazzy wrote: "I've copied the list here, and will edit as I read them!

Read:

Currently reading:

To be read (Titles subject to change):

1. Into the Great Wide Open –

2. Get your Grill On - [book:The Great ..."



Oh, Alice's adventure in Wonderland is next on my list :)


message 4: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Syndi wrote: "Oh, Alice's adventure in Wonderland is next on my list :) ..."

It's a great one for number 18! Congratulations on being the first person to go up a level to the Sugar Syrup!


message 5: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Jazzy wrote: "Syndi wrote: "Oh, Alice's adventure in Wonderland is next on my list :) ..."

It's a great one for number 18! Congratulations on being the first person to go up a level to the Sugar Syrup!"


Thanks, Jazzy :)


message 6: by Syndi Siahaan (last edited Aug 14, 2018 05:45AM) (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments 1. Into the Great Wide Open: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
2. Get your Grill On: When Mother Lets Us Cook: A Book of Simple Receipts for Little Folk by Constance Johnson When Mother Lets Us Cook A Book of Simple Receipts for Little Folk by Constance Johnson
3. The Colors of Summer: Detektif Conan Vol. 92 by Gosho Aoyama Detektif Conan Vol. 92 by Gosho Aoyama
4. Sand Between My Toes: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan - Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson goes on an adventure in the ocean to save Grover and the camp
5. Ocean Blue: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome Three Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1) by Jerome K. Jerome
6. Hook ‘Em: The Fisherman and His Soul by Oscar Wilde The Fisherman and His Soul by Oscar Wilde
7. Campfire Story: Dracula by Bram Stoker Dracula by Bram Stoker
8. One and Done: Ceros dan Batozar by Tere Liye Ceros dan Batozar by Tere Liye - Ceros dan Batozar is a newly released book in Bumi series #4.5. Bumi series is about the adventure of 3 best friends with special powers to other clans in another world in order to keep the peace between earth and other worlds. The storytelling is simple, however, the description is very precise. It's a great book, I couldn't put it down and manage to finish it in one day
9. Dear Penpal: Helen's Babies by John Habberton Helen's Babies by John Habberton - Harry babysits his nephews for a few days. He and his sister write letters to each other
10. Backyard BBQ: China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan - in this book, Rachel Chu is reunited with her father that she haven't met since born
11. Funny Bone: Ngenest 3: Ngetawain Hidup A la Ernest by Ernest Prakasa Ngenest 3 Ngetawain Hidup A la Ernest by Ernest Prakasa - this book is HILLARIOUS!
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
13. Let’s Get It On: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
14. Stranded: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - 10 people were invited to an island by a mysterious host and found themselves judged for their unpunished crime
15. Lucky to Have You: Split Second by David Baldacci Split Second (King & Maxwell, #1) by David Baldacci David Baldacci Split Second (King & Maxwell, #1) by David Baldacci - The first of the King & Maxwell series. I bought this book for less than 30% its original price!! YEAY!! Got it on a yearly sale
16. Life is a Highway: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
17. The Future is Bright: Sailor Moon, #7 by Naoko Takeuchi Sailor Moon, #7 (Sailor Moon, #7) by Naoko Takeuchi
18. Time of Our Lives: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1) by Lewis Carroll
19. Read the World: ばらかもん8 Barakamon 8 by Satsuki Yoshino ばらかもん8 Barakamon 8  by Satsuki Yoshino - Handa, a famous calligrapher, went to an island to find his identity and his own calligraphy characteristic. This volume specifically takes up a funeral procession in one of the small island in Japan.
20. A book that features a father (Father Know Best): First Family by David Baldacci First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #4) by David Baldacci - The fourth book in the King & Maxwell series. "It's the responsibility of the parent to always protect the child." - David Baldacci


message 7: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Hey - Syndi,

Awesome progress!!

Did you know that you can 'edit' your comment to update your progress as you go? With that method, you don't have to copy/paste over to a new comment each time... So, just go to your posting, and click the 'edit' button at bottom of the window, then edit your post, and submit.


message 8: by Tiina (last edited Aug 14, 2018 09:34AM) (new)

Tiina (ladybuginlove) | 371 comments I'm not going to make this challenge a priority, but I'll track some reads here anyway:

1. Into the Great Wide Open:
2. Get your Grill On:
3. The Colors of Summer:
4. Sand Between My Toes:
5. Ocean Blue:
6. Hook ‘Em: Carpe Jugulum
7. Campfire Story: Revenge
8. One and Done: The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
9. Dear Penpal: Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Audio Collection
10. Backyard BBQ:
11. Funny Bone: Eeva aadamaülikond
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars:
13. Let’s Get It On:
14. Stranded:
15. Lucky to Have You:
16. Life is a Highway:
17. The Future is Bright:
18. Time of Our Lives:
19. Read the World: Misosupis
20. *pick your own*:


message 9: by Anne ✨ (last edited Sep 04, 2018 05:32PM) (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments My goal is to do between 5-10 books that meet these tasks, but we'll see!

✔ 1. Into the Great Wide Open: Leaving Before the Rains Come
(memoir) - setting of Wyoming ranchland where author lives.
✔ 2. Get your Grill On: The Skinny Slow Cooker Summer Recipe Book: Fresh & Seasonal Summer Recipes For Your Slow Cooker. All Under 300, 400 And 500 Calories.
(cookbook) - available on Kindle Unlimited
3. The Colors of Summer: The Girl in Green
(fiction) - sand dunes on cover
4. Sand Between My Toes: Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir.
(memoir) - Koh Ph Ngan beach in Thailand, where box jellyfish stung and killed author's fiance.
5. Ocean Blue: The Song of Achilles
(mythology retelling) - Achilles mother is Thetis sea goddess who lives in the sea. Warriors travel on ships across the ocean for war with Troy.
6. Hook ‘Em: Circe .
(mythology retelling) - fisherman Glaucus who was turned into a sea god half man/half fish with long strands of seaweed for hair.
7. Campfire Story: Something in the Water
(suspenseful thriller) - couple on honeymoon find something in water, and then their actions cause ripple effect
8. One and Done: Skidoo: A Journey through the Ghost Towns of the American West
(non-fiction history) small 79 pg book about ghost towns
9. Dear Penpal: 84, Charing Cross Road
(epistolary memoir) book of letters sent between American writer and English bookshop
10. Backyard BBQ: Brother
(fiction, Canada) - Two boys of Trinidadian descent living in poverty, and what happens over a summer of their hard lives
11. Funny Bone: The History of Jane Doe
(YA) - a coming of age tale about mental illness/suicide, but was told with a lot of humor
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars: We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
(sci-fi) - setting in space, Bob is the AI on interstellar probe in space looking for new planets
13. Let’s Get It On: An American Marriage
(contemporary novel) - African American couple whose love/marriage gets tested when husband gets imprisoned.
14. Stranded/Island: Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir
(memoir) - setting in the Philippines islands
15. Lucky to Have You: Doppler
(scandinavian fiction humor) - thrift store purchase. Fable of a man who goes to live in forest.
16. Life is a Highway: Spinning Silver
(YA fairy tale fantasy) Miryem travels through village roads collecting debts, and travels the Staryk road to/from their kingdom
17. The Future is Bright: Lock In
(sci-fi) set in future, contagious virus makes its way across globe
✔18. Time of Our Lives: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
(YA historical adventure, LGBT romance) Three characters go on an adventure in historical European times
19. Read the World: Us Against You
(fiction) set in Sweden
20. It's Your Summer: Pick Your Own challenge task (I chose Magic): Magic Study
YA fantasy - with theme of magic


message 10: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Anne ✨ wrote: "Hey - Syndi,

Awesome progress!!

Did you know that you can 'edit' your comment to update your progress as you go? With that method, you don't have to copy/paste over to a new comment each time... ..."


Oooooo I never knew about that. Thanks, Anne :)


message 11: by Khrystyna (last edited Aug 14, 2018 08:45AM) (new)

Khrystyna (khrystynakv) | 21 comments Wow! This is a very hard challenge. Super challenging.
Since I am reading George R.R. Martin.. not sure if I'm able to read more than 3 books this summer haha!! But I will try!
Leaving this post so I could edit along the way!

I do have a question... can one book complete multiple challenges?

1. Into the Great Wide Open– A Feast for Crows
2. Get your Grill On -
3. The Colors of Summer –
4. Sand Between My Toes -
5. Ocean Blue –
6. Hook ‘Em –
7. Campfire Story –
8. One and Done –
9. Dear Penpal–
10. Backyard BBQ –
11. Funny Bone – The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars –
13. Let’s Get It On –
14. Stranded –
15. Lucky to Have You –
16. Life is a Highway –
17. The Future is Bright –
18. Time of Our Lives – A Storm of Swords
19. Read the World -
20. It's Your Summer -


message 12: by Jazzy (last edited Jun 08, 2018 12:48PM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Khrystyna wrote: ...I do have a question... can one book complete multiple challenges?

Do you mean for the Sweet & Cool Summer Reading Challenge AND this one? Sure!

But say you read a book for number 17, then I wouldn't think you could use it twice in the same challenge. This should be 20 different books. Don't worry about completing it, I'm not likely to either !


message 13: by Anne ✨ (last edited Jun 08, 2018 03:13PM) (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Khrystyna wrote: "Wow! This is a very hard challenge. Super challenging.
Since I am reading George R.R. Martin.. not sure if I'm able to read more than 3 books this summer haha!! But I will try!
Leaving this post s..."


So, typically you'll pick a different book for each of the 20 challenge items listed, even if a book meets more than one. But the great thing about these types of challenges, is you can pick/choose whichever challenge items you want to read books for, you by no means have to read them all, as you say that's pretty challenging. I'm aiming for between 5 and 10 if I can swing it!!


message 14: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Hi, all. How's your challenge going?

I have a question. Challenge #7 (Campfire story): does it have to be stories about ghost or can it be a thriller but the ones that make you don't want to be left alone or couldn't even turn the light off when you sleep?

Thanks


message 15: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Syndi wrote: "Hi, all. How's your challenge going?

I have a question. Challenge #7 (Campfire story): does it have to be stories about ghost or can it be a thriller but the ones that make you don't want to be le..."


I don't think it has to be ghosts necessarily.. any book with an element of 'spookiness' or 'creepiness' would work...

Here's a few goodreads lists of books that readers have frequently shelved as spooky, or creepy. I think there's lots of room for interpretation...
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

I also added 'tall tale' to the criteria, for those who don't like creepy books... Tall tales feel appropriate for telling around a campfire too...
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...


message 16: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Thanks for the list, Anne! I have one of the books listed there but haven't got the courage to read it haha think I'll try that one :)


message 17: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments I'm happy to realize that some of the books I've read this month actually meet some of these tasks without me even planning it that way ... happy bonus!

I also noticed that some of the books recommended in Icebreaker Challenge would fit some of these tasks :), like:

Into the Great Wide Open - White Fang
Ocean Blue - Daughter of the Pirate King
Stranded (Island) - We Were Liars
Read the World - The forty Rules of Love (Turkey)

and more I'm sure...

Hope everyone's having a great month of reading!


message 18: by Cristina (last edited Jul 20, 2018 05:41AM) (new)

Cristina | 5 comments I'm probably not going to get it done but I'll try anyway!

1. Into the Great Wide Open–
2. Get your Grill On -
3. The Colors of Summer –
4. Sand Between My Toes -
5. Ocean Blue –
6. Hook ‘Em –
7. Campfire Story –
8. One and Done –
9. Dear Penpal– Dear Martin
10. Backyard BBQ –
11. Funny Bone –
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars –
13. Let’s Get It On
14. Stranded –
15. Lucky to Have You –
16. Life is a Highway – How to Be Bad
17. The Future is Bright –
18. Time of Our Lives –
19. Read the World -
20. It's Your Summer -


message 19: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments I keep surprising myself by reading books and then afterwards realizing they fit into the criteria for this challenge :)

How's everyone doing on this one?


message 20: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Anne ✨ wrote: "I keep surprising myself by reading books and then afterwards realizing they fit into the criteria for this challenge :)

How's everyone doing on this one?"


I keep forgetting to check it! I'm sure I've read some too!


message 21: by Tiina (new)

Tiina (ladybuginlove) | 371 comments Jazzy wrote: "Anne ✨ wrote: "I keep surprising myself by reading books and then afterwards realizing they fit into the criteria for this challenge :)

How's everyone doing on this one?"

I keep forgetting to ch..."


Same here! I'll probably sit down with my laptop and the list and start checking what fits and what doesn't.


message 22: by Anne ✨ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 06:36AM) (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Jazzy wrote: "READ: 10. Backyard BBQ – Helen's Babies Helen's Babies - John Habberton Special edition (Annotated) by John Habberton b..."

Helen's Babies sounds like a fun read. So happy to discover it in your list, Jazzy! I just grabbed it on Project Gutenberg = free YAY!

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51085


I've surprised myself that I've read 11 for this challenge so far, so now I'm totally motivated to try and complete it :)


message 23: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Anne ✨ wrote: "Jazzy wrote: "READ: 10. Backyard BBQ – Helen's Babies Helen's Babies - John Habberton Special edition (Annotated) by John Habberton b..."

Helen's Babies sounds like a fun read. So happy t..."


I got it from Syndi I think, you'll love it! xx


message 24: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments I've gone back and edited my post, so far I've read 15/20 books!


message 25: by Chloe (last edited Jul 29, 2018 12:09PM) (new)

Chloe Reads Books (chloee_matthews) I deleted my first comment because I realised I made a mistake in which book went with which task so I thought I better just start over again and get it right.

1. Into the Great Wide Open–
2. Get your Grill On -
3. The Colors of Summer –

4. Sand Between My Toes - Midnight Sun This might be an odd choice for this one but you'll understand it if you read it. The main plot point of this story is centred around a trip of Katie's to the beach, so I think it fits this task nicely.

5. Ocean Blue – Daughter of the Pirate King I matched this book to this challenge because pretty much the whole story takes place aboard a pirate ship.

6. Hook ‘Em –
7. Campfire Story –

8. One and Done – When It HappensI read this book in a couple of hours lay on the beach.

9. Dear Penpal–
10. Backyard BBQ –
11. Funny Bone –
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars –

13. Let’s Get It On – Take Me There This book features three narratives, Rhiannon, Nicole and James, all falling in and out of love.

14. Stranded –
15. Lucky to Have You –
16. Life is a Highway –
17. The Future is Bright –

18. Time of Our Lives – The Angel ExperimentI've chosen this book for this challenge because although it's not a fun adventure, the characters travel across several states looking for answers to their existence (trying not to give spoilers!)

19. Read the World -
20. It's Your Summer -

Let's see how I get on with the rest of them!


message 26: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Jazzy wrote: "I've gone back and edited my post, so far I've read 15/20 books!"

5 more to go!! Congrats!!


message 27: by Chloe (last edited Aug 04, 2018 04:14AM) (new)

Chloe Reads Books (chloee_matthews) I read another book so thought I'd add it to this list! You can see my comments regarding the books I've already completed in my above comment. I've also added some other books that I've read over the summer which could link into some of the tasks.

1. Into the Great Wide Open–
2. Get your Grill On -
3. The Colors of Summer –
4. Sand Between My Toes - Midnight Sun
5. Ocean Blue –Daughter of the Pirate King
6. Hook ‘Em –
7. Campfire Story –
8. One and Done – When It Happens
9. Dear Penpal–
10. Backyard BBQ –The Roanoke Girls. Although this family might not be reuniting in a positive way, they definitely get back together over the summer.
11. Funny Bone –
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars –
13. Let’s Get It On –Take Me There
14. Stranded – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This may sound like an odd choice for this task but if you've read it you might understand. I have chosen it as I believe you could describe Christopher as being stranded on the trip he takes (no spoilers!)
15. Lucky to Have You –
16. Life is a Highway –
17. The Future is Bright –
18. Time of Our Lives – The Angel Experiment
19. Read the World - Salt to the Sea. This book takes place during the second world war, with relation to Nazi Germany, Poland, Lithuania etc..
20. It's Your Summer -


message 28: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments DONE!!!!! YEAAAYY!!!!


message 29: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Syndi wrote: "DONE!!!!! YEAAAYY!!!!"

Hurray! I've got 18/20 so far!


message 30: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Jazzy wrote: "Syndi wrote: "DONE!!!!! YEAAAYY!!!!"

Hurray! I've got 18/20 so far!"


2 more to go!! Go, Jazzy!!


message 31: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments AWESOME SYNDI! GO JAZZY!

Yikes I've got 6/20 still to go... I've got all the books figured out though, so just need to put in some power reading time! :)


message 32: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Anne ✨ wrote: "AWESOME SYNDI! GO JAZZY!

Yikes I've got 6/20 still to go... I've got all the books figured out though, so just need to put in some power reading time! :)"


Still have 15 more days to go! You can do it, Anne!!


message 33: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Done! Now to work on some other challenges.


message 34: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Congrats!!


message 35: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Jazzy wrote: "Done! Now to work on some other challenges."

YAY JAZZY! Way to go!


message 36: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments 3 books remaining and 7 days - I think I got this :) Thanks for the inspiration...


message 37: by Chloe (new)

Chloe Reads Books (chloee_matthews) Here's my updates:
1. Into the Great Wide Open– You Can Run. John Blythe is living wild to evade police capture.
2. Get your Grill On -
3. The Colors of Summer – I'll Give You the Sun. No explanations needed.
4. Sand Between My Toes - Midnight Sun
5. Ocean Blue –Daughter of the Pirate King
6. Hook ‘Em –
7. Campfire Story – Vanishing Girls. I think this book definitely tells a tall tale, but it would be very hard to explain in a short comment.
8. One and Done – When It Happens
9. Dear Penpal–
10. Backyard BBQ –The Roanoke Girls.
11. Funny Bone – Bared to You. This book wasn't supposed to be funny but some of the scenes that tried to be more serious and passionate definitely made me laugh!
12. Sun, Moon, and Stars –
13. Let’s Get It On –Take Me There
14. Stranded – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
15. Lucky to Have You – It Had to Be You. I picked this up in a charity shop for 50p.
16. Life is a Highway – This Secret We're Keeping. There's a bit of a road trip, but to describe it would be to give away the story!
17. The Future is Bright – The Immortal Rules. Although this book doesn't give a specific date, it's based in a time where the human race has changed dramatically, and gives hints to a 'time before' which seems the same as modern day.
18. Time of Our Lives – The Angel Experiment
19. Read the World - Salt to the Sea.
20. It's Your Summer - For this challenge I decided to read a book that had been on the back-burner for a while; Noughts & Crosses.

So at almost the end of August I've completed 16 of the challenges! I'm happy with that!


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Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Anne & Cloe- you still have time to finish! You can do it!


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Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments I have ONE BOOK LEFT - I'm reading it right now :) I'm determined to finish this challenge!!

Chloe - you are CLOSE!!! Time for some 'short' reads? For #9 Dear PenPal - 84, Charing Cross road is only 97 pages :) and it's quite delightful!


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Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Nearly done, Anne!

Go, Chloe! You can do it!


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Chloe Reads Books (chloee_matthews) Thanks for all the support guys! I don't think I'll be finishing this one - but I've smashed my "Summer Read More" target and also my reading challenge for this year so I'm proud of how much I've read in the last three months!


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Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Chloe wrote: "Thanks for all the support guys! I don't think I'll be finishing this one - but I've smashed my "Summer Read More" target and also my reading challenge for this year so I'm proud of how much I've r..."

but you still have more than half a week, go girl! you can DO it!


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Chloe Reads Books (chloee_matthews) Jazzy wrote: "Chloe wrote: "Thanks for all the support guys! I don't think I'll be finishing this one - but I've smashed my "Summer Read More" target and also my reading challenge for this year so I'm proud of h..."

I accidentally started reading a short book that has fishing in it - The Smell of Other People's Houses. So now I'm really motivated to get this done... even though I only have two days! Can you think of a short book that includes outdoor summer activities, includes letters, or takes place in space? ;)


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Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments 84, charing cross road is only 97 pages, small book, is exchange of letters. It’s a super fast read, and it’s funny and sweet


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Chloe Reads Books (chloee_matthews) Anne ✨ wrote: "84, charing cross road is only 97 pages, small book, is exchange of letters. It’s a super fast read, and it’s funny and sweet"

Thanks Anne but it's not available in my library :'(


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Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments Chloe wrote: "Jazzy wrote: "Chloe wrote: "Thanks for all the support guys! I don't think I'll be finishing this one - but I've smashed my "Summer Read More" target and also my reading challenge for this year so ..."

Helen's Babies is a book with around 120 pages. There are some letters exchange between the siblings.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a book with around 170 pages about outer space.

Or maybe you could take a look at https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/... or https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2... for books under 100 pages :)


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Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life If you can get this one, it's a small book that's a fast read, written by a librarian and it's funny.

Or I have on my TBR Griffin and Sabine it's only 46 pages... a visual novel that unfolds in a series of postcards and letters, all illustrated...


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Chloe Reads Books (chloee_matthews) Thanks for all your help guys! I've picked up Genesis which is only 185 pages long and I'm hopefully going to get it done today.

Then I think I'll settle for 18/20, that's a pretty good score!


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Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Chloe wrote: "Thanks for all your help guys! I've picked up Genesis which is only 185 pages long and I'm hopefully going to get it done today.

Then I think I'll settle for 18/20, that's a pretty..."


But you still have 3 days! You can do it you can!


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