Thursday, June 26, 2008

CHALLENGE: July Book blowout

Mrs S at Blue Archipelogo is hosting a summer Reading challenge called the July Book Blowout . Here's her rules:

  • The rules are simple - read as many books as you can between July 1 and 31 - and then by August 7 post a list of all of the books you read on your blog. Reviews are not required to take part.
  • How do I join in the fun?You can sign up any time between today and July 14 - just because I’m a bit slow to announce this!
  • To join you need to post about the Book Blowout on your blog - and set yourself a target number of books you will try to read - go on challenge yourself!
  • Use the Mr Linky below to link to that post so we can all see how many books you’re taking on in the Blowout
  • Post a list of the books you managed to read by the deadline of August 7 to complete the challenge
There are a few more guidelines at her blog, go check them out. I like the idea of not posting which books, just how many. My goal is to read 14 books. I've got a few chunksters and nonfiction that will slow me down so I'll keep it at my average number per month. I usually read more in the summer, so that should even things out.

I'll use this post to keep track of the books I read in July:
  1. Miss Julia Throws a Wedding - Ann B Ross
  2. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
  3. The Snack Thief - Andrea Camilleri
  4. The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
  5. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
  6. Crow Lake - Mary Lawson
  7. Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
  8. The Planets - Dava Sobel
  9. Maus I and II - Art Spiegelman
  10. A Fraction of the Whole - Steve Toltz
  11. Pretties - Scott Westerfeld
  12. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - Kate Summerscale
  13. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
  14. The Birth House - Ami McKay


KimberlyKaye said...

I joined too. Good Luck!

katrina said...

Looks like you've read some good books so far and should meet your target easily