Daily Archives: August 30, 2008

Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 – August 31, 2008

UPDATE: August 30, 2008: It is clear, with one day left in the challenge, that will fall short of the books I listed to complete for this challenge. That said, I’m not disappointed. I finished 7 of the 9 I hoped to read – all of which were review books. So I count this challenge as a success even though it remains uncompleted. Thanks, Kathleen for hosting another great reading challenge!


I couldn’t resist this button – and that is always the problem with Kathleen’s challenges…she has such great buttons I just cannot say “no” to them! Kathleen at Rock Creek Rumblings is hosting this seasonal challenge to create a list of summer reads and stick to it! I’ve been getting a lot of ARC’s lately and I need to have a plan to read them in a timely manner…so this is the perfect challenge to get them done.

Here is my list:

  1. Takeover, by Lisa Black (COMPLETED June 8, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
  2. The House at Midnight, by Lucie Whitehouse (COMPLETED June 28, 2008; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  3. The Island of Eternal Love, by Daina Chaviano (DNF; unrated; read my thoughts)
  4. The Wednesday Sisters, by Meg Waite Clayton (COMPLETED June 10, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)
  5. Comfort Food, by Kate Jacobs (COMPLETED June 25, 2008; rated 2/5; read my review)
  6. Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  7. The 19th Wife, by Davi Ebershoff (COMPLETED July 28, 2008; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (COMPLETED July 31, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)
  9. The Glimmer Palace, by Beatrice Colin