Monday, June 3, 2013

The Reading Monster: Paige's Summer Reading Challenge

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I have noticed myself reading less than normal this past year (I blame Netflix). To change this habit of reaching my iPad instead of a book, I decided to give myself a challenge. I'm the type of person that really tries to stick to something once I commit to it. So this Summer I am challenging myself to read at least fifteen books!
Below is my list (so far) of books that I plan on including on this challenge. Some I've had for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading yet and some I found while searching Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Just so you have an idea of my reading history... My top three favorite books are The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Fault in our Stars, and The Catcher in the Rye. All depressing books about depressing teenagers just being depressed. The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird are up there too. I was also obsessed with the Twilight books back in early 2008 before they blew up big... And I love The Hunger Games, but who doesn't? I'm the type of person who can read a hundred pages in one sitting, only stopping because my eyes refuse to stay open anymore.
When I finish reading a book I'll write a review, then I'll come back to the list and link the review to the book title, for anyone who finds this list later.

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
City Girl, Country Vet by Cathy Woodman
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
(I've had this for a year and I feel so bad I haven't had time to read it because it's sitting on my desk staring at me)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
(This is the only John Green book I haven't read yet.)
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
(I saw the movie of this book last year and just adored it.)
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek
Spy Mom by Beth McMullen
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
(Again, I've had this book laying around for a while now and I didn't get past the first sixty pages because like always I got distracted. This time around I'm hoping to stick to it. I've loved SD's books since I was thirteen.)

Have you read any of these books? Do you have any suggestions to add to my list?
Is anyone else doing their own little reading challenge? Tell me in the comments!
Check out more books I love here!


  1. Great challenge. I noticed the same with my reading habits but in my case it's because I had to switch to my college books. I'm gonna take the challenge as well.

    1. That's great! The more the merrier! :)

  2. You should read any John Green book, and Nicholas Sparks books :) They are so wonderful and makes you feel so warm inside, maybe cause an emotional breakdown or two, but they really are amazing reading experiences :) xx

    Come and say hi!

    1. I've read all of John Green's books except for An Abundance of Katherine's, I love his work so so so much!

  3. Good luck on the book challenge! It looks like a lot of fun :) I should try to do something similar, reading is such a great hobby :) I just followed your blog, it looks very inspiring! xoxo ♥


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