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message 1: by David (last edited Nov 28, 2018 08:59AM) (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Summer Reading Challenge
Beginner Level

Summer Related Tasks:

Into the Great Wide Open– Read Off The Grid (Joe Pickett, #16) by C.J. Box

Get your Grill On - read The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

The Colors of Summer – Read Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Beach Bum - Read Cured (Stung, #2) by Bethany Wiggins

Sand Between My Toes - read The Beach by Alex Garland

Ocean Blue – Read The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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

Sports-a-holic – Read The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2) by Agatha Christie

Campfire Story – Read The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

One and Done – Read Lady Susan by Jane Austen


Stretch Your Comfort Zone Tasks: 

Let’s Get It On – read Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon
Take Pride– Read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Read the World -Read Sunset Song (A Scots Quair, #1) by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Diversify Yourself – Read The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin
You Have a Funny Accent – Read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Won’t Be Long – Read Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Poet at Heart – The Princess Saves Herself in this One (Women are Some Kind of Magic, #1) by Amanda Lovelace
My What Big Teeth You Have – Stung (Stung, #1) by Bethany Wiggins
High Noon – Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
TBRing It – Read We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Unshelve it – Read Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (Arsène Lupin #1) by Maurice Leblanc
Childhood Reboot – Read Romeo and/or Juliet A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North
Listen to Me – Listen to Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke


message 2: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments First book was the Exorcist. Loved it highly recommend. My next one is The Beach by Alex Garland


message 3: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments The beach was great next up aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


message 4: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10145 comments Mod
I've had The Beach in my tbr for years! I swear I'll get around to it one day!


message 5: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments I enjoyed it if you have itchy feet it'll definitely give you the travelling bug lol Lori wrote: "I've had The Beach in my tbr for years! I swear I'll get around to it one day!"


message 6: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments After Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe came The Alchemist


message 7: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments After the Alchemist my one and done Lady Susan by Jane Austin


message 8: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Next up my diversify your self the fifth season by N K jemisin


message 9: by Pixie (new)

Pixie Rose (princesspixierose) How do you like that? I have heard that the Fifth Season is just a phenomenal book.


message 10: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments To be honest I wasn't a fan. Lots of unexplained lore that matter to the story and you just have to infer. Lots of 'looking at his face I now understand what he is' no further info is then given and you just need to guess. Not sure if the next book is out yet but I imagine that you need to read it to finish the story


message 11: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Next up my what big teeth you have Stung by bethany wiggins


message 12: by David (last edited Jun 30, 2018 06:20AM) (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Next high noon: blood meridian by cormac mccarthy


message 13: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Hated blood meridian onto my next challenge gladly, next up beach read Cured by Bethany Wiggins


message 14: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Beach read finished next into the great wide open with "off the Grid" by c j box


message 15: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Off the Grid was great next poetry with "The Princess Saves herself in this one"


message 16: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments The definition of poetry must be to hit return after every word next up short stories with "magic for Beginners"


message 17: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Magic for Beginners was perhaps the worst book I have ever read next sports a holic "murder on the links


message 18: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Murder on the links was fab next up colors of summer with manhatten beach


message 19: by Karen (new)

Karen (readerkaren) I hope you like Manhattan Beach. I really liked it.


message 20: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Took me a while but Manhatten Beach was great.... Is summer over or can I keep reading I'm loving this. Next up my childhood reboot... Not sure what its gonna be tho


message 21: by Karen (new)

Karen (readerkaren) I think you should keep reading. For me, summer won't be over until I finish the challenge.


message 22: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Started Romeo and /or Julie fun book and still have choices to make but since it's hard to know when a choose your own adventure book is finished I'll Move on to read the world and sunset song by Lewis grassic gibbon


message 23: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Sunset song was a tough but enjoyable book, next out on the ocean with jacqou coustou


message 24: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments The silent world was fascinating and my first non fiction of the year, next up the love story Outlander


message 25: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Outlander was great although the ending was quite abrupt. Next up hook em salmon fishing in the Yemen


message 26: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Really enjoyed salmon fishing in the Yemen next up get your grill on


message 27: by David (last edited Oct 28, 2018 03:19PM) (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments OK help is required to find a book for get your grill on any ideas gratefully Recieved. In the interval moving on to" TBRing " it with We have always lived in the castle. By Shirley Jackson


message 28: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments We have always lived in the castle was... Bizarre next up arsene lupin my unshelve it read


message 29: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Arsene lupin was short but fun I look forward to reading more, next my get your grill on the stranger in the woods.


message 30: by David (new)

David Wyatt | 27 comments Stranger in the woods was a brilliant insight into a simpler way of living. Now my final challenge my audio book Letters to a young poet by Rainer Rilke


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