Summer Reading Challenges of 2019

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Happy first day of summer!

It’s time for summer reading! You can find me by the water enjoying a good book, beautiful sunshine, and an icy glass of my latest favorite- Mint Watermelon Flavored Black Tea. The tea was limited edition and I literally cleared out the shelf because I love it that much.

Are you looking for some summer reads? Perhaps some reading challenges to participate in? If so, keep reading for information about 2 particular challenges that I will be participating in over the next couple of months. I hope you can join me. Be sure to let me know what you are planning on reading in the comments below! Summer Listening Challenge Summer Listening Challenge

June is audiobook month and there are several events happening at

From June 1st – September 2nd you can participate in the Summer Listening Challenge by listening to audiobooks! It’s super easy. Once you’ve listened to more than 20 hours of audiobooks, upload your listening log and get rewards which include audiobook discounts, free audiobooks, and entry for the grand prize:

Free audiobooks for a year, a framed print by artist Jane Mount, and gear!

Be sure to check out their calendar for more activities and help to support your local bookstore!

Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

For book lovers who want to stretch their reading goals this season, Goodreads is offering an exclusive summer reading challenge to help. Below you’ll find prompts for beginners who want to get their feet wet and additional prompts for experts who want a deeper dive.

Check out my picks for this challenge.

For Beginners

2018 winner for best fantasy.

Circe by Madeline Miller

“I Heard You Paint Houses”: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt

I won this one in a Goodreads giveaway.

At The Zoo by Clever Publishing (Goodreads Author), Svetlana Shendrik (Illustrations)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Still reading this one from last year’s BookTubeAThon.

Earth by David Brin

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson

Hawaii by James A. Michener

The Talisman #1 by Stephen King & Peter Straub

I don’t typically read graphic novels. A search came up with this one.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Inspired by his daughter.

Legends of Genesia: Rise of the Star by Eric Camarillo

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

I really want to visit New Zealand. It’s been on my travel list for quite sometime.

The Bone People by Keri Hulme

Expert-Level Additions

1007 pages.

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie

The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty by Soetsu Yanagi, Bernard Leach

Sure, why not.

A Place to Call Home (Mirror Lake #1) by Kathryn Springer

A 60,000-mile ocean voyage? Close enough.

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen

I’ve read from every genre, but my least read genres are self-help and horror. I’ll go with horror. One of my favorite movies as a little girl was Firestarter and this book, coming out in September, is supposedly similar in style.

The Institute by Stephen King

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

I absolutely adore bright, clear yellow, I enjoy pink, but I really love cerulean blue. In fact I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it.

Cerulean Rust: Book Two of the Rail Legacy by William J. Jackson

I’ve always wanted to take a woodshop class and received this one from Netgalley.

Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build to Enhance Your Yard or Neighborhood by Philip Schmidt

What are you currently reading?

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One response to “Summer Reading Challenges of 2019”

  1. […] I’m definitely still working on this one… the last day of summer is September 23… we’ll see! You can view the books on this challenge on my post Summer Reading Challenges of 2019. […]

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