Friday, May 22, 2009

Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009

Dates: Friday, May 22 - Monday, September 7, 2009 (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend)

Requirements: Summer vacations are meant to be relaxing and fun - not stressful. However, some people interpret "fun" by doing nothing but going to the beach and vegging out -- while others like to maximize their sight-seeing adventures. To that end, I have developed two different levels of participation:
  • Beach Bumb: you will read 3 books during this time frame (a leisurely book-a-month); cross-over book selections from other challenges may count; and you do not have to list books in advance -- after all, summer vacation is a time for spontaneity.
  • Globe Trotter: you will commit to reading 6 pre-selected books during this time frame, but you may substitute up to 3 books due to changes in travel plans. Cross-overs for 5 out of the 6 books are allowed, but ideally one book will be read for this challenge alone.
Literary Genres: I personally enjoy travel memoirs, but you may read any literary genre that you enjoy - provided it allows you to "travel" to a different locale that you would like to visit: Perhaps a mystery that takes place in Paris? Perhaps a romance that takes place on a Californian beach? Perhaps a historical fiction novel that takes place in 16th century England? Or a science fiction novel that allows you to travel to a galaxy far, far away? It doesn't matter the genre, as long as it transports you to another place that you would like to visit.

Sign up and Reviews:
Visit Molly at My Cozy Book Nook to sign up

I'm choosing The Globe Trotter (6 books): - COMPLETED 6/15/09

  1. Home Safe; Elizabeth Berg - 2/5
  2. Water, Stone, Heart; North - 4/5
  3. Beach Chair Diaries; Spurr - 4/5
  4. Life Without Summer; Griffin - 5/5
  5. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Bradley- 5/5
  6. Dark Places; Gillian Flynn - 4/5
Happy Summer Reading Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited that you can join me on this literary adventure, Diane!

    You have some GREAT books listed and I look forward to reading your reviews.


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