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message 1: by Brittany (last edited Jun 28, 2018 01:33PM) (new)

Brittany Morrison | 404 comments Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge - Expert Level:
June:
- Take Pride: LGBTQIA author or character
The Last Place You Look
- Into the Great Wide Open: Takes place outside
John Muir, Earth - Planet, Universe
- It's the End of the World: End of the world as we know it
More than Survival
- School's Out for Summer: Reread book forced to read in school
Animal Farm
- Sick Day: Read a book supposed to read in school but didn't
A Wrinkle in Time
- Hook 'Em: Fishing or Fisherman
- Sports-a-holic: Popular summer sport
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
- Dear Pen Pal: Features letters or journal entries
From Twinkle, with Love
- Father Knows Best: Features father figure
The Last Song
- Campfire Story: Scary
The Ice Beneath Her
- Ocean Blue: Takes place on water
The Girl from Everywhere

July:
- Get Your Grill On: Summer recipes or outdoor summer activities
- Backyard BBQ: Family reuniting or hanging out for summer
- Forefathers: Country's independence
- The Colors of Summer: Yellow, green, or sandy cover
- Red, White, and Blue: Title featuring the words red, white, or blue
- Funny Bone: Humor book
- Embrace Your Inner Geek: Geek culture
- Sun, Moon, and Stars: Takes place in outer space
- I Feel a Breeze: Nudist colony or features nudists
- Beach Bum: Beach read
- Sand Between My Toes: Takes place on or around beach/ocean

August:
- Let's Get It On: Features falling in and out of love
- It's 12 O'Clock Somewhere: Features bar or heavy drinking
- Stranded: Takes place on island or characters stranded
- One and Done: Finish in one day
- Girl Power: Feminism or written by feminist
- Life is a Highway: Features road trip
- Time of Our Lives: Characters go on adventure
- Memories: Book bought while on vacation

What To Read During Any Month To Stretch Your Reading Comfort Zones
-- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.
-- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry.
-- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language.
The Ice Beneath Her
-- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own.
-- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by a person of color.
From Twinkle, with Love
-- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.
-- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.
-- The Future is Bright: Read a book that takes place in the future.
-- The Book Is Always Better: Read a book that is becoming a movie this year.
-- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.
-- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while.
-- Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.
-- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook


message 2: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3980 comments I'm going to plan to do 15 from the beginner level. I think I can get all the stretch tasks (with the possible exception of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure) plus a few of the regular ones.


message 3: by Katie (last edited Aug 15, 2018 11:38AM) (new)

Katie | 43 comments BEGINNER LEVEL TASKS
Duration: June 1 - August 31, 2018

COMPLETED 6/23

Summer-Related Tasks
1. Into the Great Wide Open: Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open.
The Giver 7.19.18


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. Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a "beach read."
Where We Belong
7.25.18

5. Sand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean.

6. Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water.

7. Hook 'Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen.

8. Sports-a-holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport.

9. Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you.

10. One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day.
A Study in Scarlet 6.21.18

Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone
-- Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love.

The Memory Book 8.1.18

-- Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character.

-- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own.
The Making of Us 8.14.18

-- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color.
Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me about Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss 7.14.18

-- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language.

-- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.

-- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry

-- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.

-- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.

-- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.

-- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while.

-- Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.

-- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook




A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle Perfect Is Boring 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me about Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss by Tyra Banks The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry Where We Belong by Catherine Ryan Hyde The Memory Book by Lara Avery


message 4: by Claire (last edited Jun 08, 2018 03:22PM) (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 278 comments BEGINNER LEVEL TASKS
Duration: June 1 - August 31, 2018


Summer-Related Tasks

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. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by John Tiffany The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner
4. Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a "beach read." Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
5. Sand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean.
6. Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water.
7. Hook 'Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen.
8. Sports-a-holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport.
9. Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you.
10. One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day. Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman

Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone

-- Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love.
-- Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character.
-- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own.
-- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color.
-- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language.
-- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.
-- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry
-- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.
-- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.
-- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.
-- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while.
-- Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.
-- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook


message 5: by Mie (last edited Aug 05, 2018 11:53AM) (new)

Mie | 2015 comments JUST FOR FUN - Goodreads summer challenge
I won’t set a goal, just see how far I get 😄

Summer-Related Tasks - beginners level - 01 Jun - 31 Aug
19 tasks complete ✔️

✅ 1. Into the Great Wide Open: Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open - The Horse and His Boy 3,5⭐️

✅ 2. Get Your Grill On: Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities - If You Could See Me Now - 3⭐️

✅ 3. The Colors of Summer: Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover - Black Coffee - 4⭐️

✅ 4. Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a "beach read." - Alex, Approximately - 4⭐️

✅ 5. Sand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean - We Were Liars - 3⭐️

✅ 6. Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - 3⭐️

✅ 7. Hook 'Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen - Heksen - 3,5⭐️

✅ 8. Sports-a-holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport - Partners in Crime - 4,5⭐️

✅ 9. Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you - The Calling of the Grave - 4⭐️

✅ 10. One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day - Twisted - 4⭐️

Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone

✅ Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love - Tangled - 4,5⭐️

✅ Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character - Eighteen Below - 3⭐️

✅ Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own - A Study in Scarlet - 3⭐️

✅ Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color - Little Fires Everywhere - 3⭐️

✅ You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language - Elephants Can Remember - 4⭐️

✅ Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays - While the Light Lasts - 3⭐️

❌ Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry
❌ My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.
❌ High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.

✅ TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile - The Man From St. Petersburg - 4⭐️

✅ Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while - Løbende tjener - 4⭐️

❌ Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.

✅ Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook - The Silver Chair - 3,5⭐️


message 6: by Sabreen (new)

Sabreen | 53 comments Summer-Related Tasks
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. Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a "beach read."
5. Sand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean.
6. Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water.
7. Hook 'Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen.
8. Sports-a-holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport.
9. Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you.
10. One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day.

Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone
-- Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love.
-- Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character.
-- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own.
-- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color.
-- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language.
-- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.
-- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry
-- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.
-- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.
-- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.
-- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while.
-- Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.
-- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook


message 7: by Angela (last edited Jul 11, 2018 03:06PM) (new)

Angela Holt (angelaaholt) | 36 comments OK. I'm in for at least 8 BEGINNER LEVEL TASKS

Duration: June 1 - August 31, 2018

Summer-Related Tasks
 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. Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a "beach read." The Hating Game
√ 5. Sand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean. The Thing About Jellyfish
√ 6. Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water. Something in the Water
 7. Hook 'Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen.
 8. Sports-a-holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport.
√ 9. Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you. Behind Closed Doors
√ 10. One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day. The Bookseller

Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone
√ -- Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love. The Girl Before
 -- Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character.
√ -- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own. Behind Her Eyes
 -- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color.
√ -- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language. The Little Prince
 -- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.
 -- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry
√ -- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale. Inkheart
 -- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.
 -- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.
 -- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while.
 -- Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.
√ -- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook The Breakdown


Completed 10/8

Gonna keep trying to check more off! :)


message 8: by Kate (last edited Aug 04, 2018 09:07AM) (new)

Kate Bowman | 18 comments BEGINNER LEVEL TASKS
Duration: June 1 - August 31, 2018

COMPLETED 7/23

Summer-Related Tasks
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. Nantucket Nights
4. Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a "beach read."
5. Sand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean.
6. Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water.
√ 7. Hook 'Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen. Flush
8. Sports-a-holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport.
9. Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you.
√ 10. One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day. Big Little Lies

Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone
-- Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love.
√ -- Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character. Middlesex
-- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own.
√ -- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color.Americanah
-- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language.
-- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.
-- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry
-- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.
-- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.
-- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.
-- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while.
√ Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.The Curse of the Haunted Mansion
√ -- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook Little Fires Everywhere


message 9: by Sheryl_at_Ubookquitous (last edited Aug 28, 2018 02:38PM) (new)

Sheryl_at_Ubookquitous (ubookquitous) | 377 comments DONE!

I'm only doing the Beginner's Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone (12 of the 13)

12/12

✅-- Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love.
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Completed 14 July 2018

✅-- Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character.
Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1) by Jacqueline Carey Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Completed 19 Aug 2018

✅-- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Completed 25 June 2018

✅-- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Completed 18 June 2018

✅-- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language.
The Vegetarian by Han Kang The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Completed 21 July 2018

✅-- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays.
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
Completed 26 July 2018

✅-- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Completed 21 July 2018

✅-- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Completed 23 Aug 2018

✅-- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Completed 27 Aug 2018

✅-- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile.
Swift as Desire by Laura Esquivel Swift as Desire
by Laura Esquivel
Completed 28 Aug 2018

✅-- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while.
The Nautical Chart A Novel of Adventure by Arturo Pérez-Reverte The Nautical Chart: A Novel of Adventure by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Completed 04 June 2018

❌-- Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel.

✅-- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook
Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts Year One by Nora Roberts
Completed 23 June 2018

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Sheryl_at_Ubookquitous (ubookquitous) | 377 comments updated post 13. FINISHED :-)


message 11: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3980 comments I think this is all I'll be able to do by the end of August, but I feel pretty good about it!


Summer-Related Tasks
1. Into the Great Wide Open: Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open. Record of a Spaceborn Few, finished 7/29, ***
2. Get Your Grill On: Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities. Boy's Life, finished 7/7, ***
3. The Colors of Summer: Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover. The Lowland, finished 6/5, *****
4. Beach Bum: Read a book that could be considered a "beach read." Crazy Rich Asians, finished 8/28, ****
5. Sand Between My Toes: Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean. Circe, finished 6/17, ****
6. Ocean Blue: Read a book that takes place on the water.
7. Hook 'Em: Read a book that features fishing or fishermen. Pachinko, finished 6/21, *****
8. Sports-a-holic: Read a book that features a popular summer sport.
9. Campfire Story: Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you. Daemon, finished 7/17, ***
10. One and Done: Read a book that you can finish in one day. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, finished 6/6, *****

Tasks to Stretch Your Comfort Zone
-- Let's Get It On: Read a book that features falling in or out of love.
-- Take Pride: Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, 7/1, ****
-- Read the World: Read a book that takes place in a country--or focuses on a culture--other than your own. One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, finished 6/2
-- Diversify Yourself: Read a book by an author of color. So You Want to Talk About Race, finished 6/13, *****
-- You Have a Lovely Accent: Read a book that was translated from another language. A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea, finished 8/22, ****
-- Won't Be Long: Read a collection of short stories or essays. The Fire Next Time, finished 6/16, ****
-- Poet at Heart: Read a book of poetry
-- My, What Big Teeth You Have: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale.
-- High Noon: Read a classic or contemporary Western.
-- TBRing It: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile. No-No Boy, finished 6/6, ****
-- Unshelve It: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads Shelves for a while. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, finished 7/15, ****
-- Childhood Reboot: Read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, finished 8/5, ****
-- Listen to Me: Listen to an audiobook The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, 6/30, ****

COMPLETED: 17/15


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