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!
June is audiobook month and there are several events happening at Libro.fm.
From June 1st – September 2nd you can participate in the Libro.fm 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 Libro.fm gear!
Be sure to check out their calendar for more activities and help to support your local bookstore!
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.
- Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award.
2018 winner for best fantasy.
- The book is better: Read a book being adapted for TV or film this year.
- Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages (or a book you can finish in one sitting).
I won this one in a Goodreads giveaway.
- On the bandwagon: Read one of the most read books right now on Goodreads.
- Actually want to read: Read a book that’s been on your Want to Read shelf for more than a year.
Still reading this one from last year’s BookTubeAThon.
- Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own.
- In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended.
- It takes two: Read a coauthored book.
- Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.).
I don’t typically read graphic novels. A search came up with this one.
- New voices: Read a debut novel.
Inspired by his daughter.
- Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger.
- Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit.
I really want to visit New Zealand. It’s been on my travel list for quite sometime.
- Stay awhile: Read a book with more than 500 pages.
- Stranger than fiction: Read a nonfiction book published this year.
- Tongue-tied: Read a translated book.
- No place like home: Read a book that appears in your Goodreads newsfeed.
Sure, why not.
- Continental drift: Read a book set on every continent.
A 60,000-mile ocean voyage? Close enough.
- Genre explorer: Read a book from a genre you’ve never read before.
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.
- Reading roulette: Read the third book you see on your Want to Read shelf.
- Primary reading: Read a book with a number or color in the title.
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.
- Back to school: Read a book about a subject you don’t know much about.
I’ve always wanted to take a woodshop class and received this one from Netgalley.
What are you currently reading?