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
Please follow and like the blue thistle


Skip to comment form

  1. I couldn’t remember where I had seen the books you have listed, then I did. I have them on my shelf waiting to be read as well!!! Great job getting a challenge to help you get them read and reviewed! Maybe that is what I need.

    • Nise' on June 5, 2008 at 08:39

    The button caught my eye as well! Happy Reading.

  2. I looked up 19th Wife after seeing your list because the title intrigued me but it wasn’t listed on amazon. Do you know what it’s about?

    • Wendy on June 6, 2008 at 07:31

    Bethany: LOL – you sound just like me!

    Nise: I just love those buttons! Happy reading to you too 🙂

    Natasha: Here is the Random House “blurb” on the book.

  3. It is a great button isn’t it!

    I think I’ll sign up for this one tomorrow. You have some interesting books on your list – I can’t wait to read the reviews.

  4. I’ll be interested in your thoughts on The House at Midnight. I recently read an ARC of it, and thought it very well-written, but disappointing plot-wise.

    • Wendy on June 8, 2008 at 08:59

    Mrs. S: I’m looking forward to ALL of these books!

    Carrie: I haven’t read any reviews yet on House at Midnight (I like to wait to read reviews after I’ve read the book). The concept interested me. I’ll let you know my thoughts!

Comments have been disabled.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)