Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Reading Challenges 2013

I love to read but I can be lazy about it sometimes. Reading Challenges help me to chose healthy books over sugary TV.

Here is what I have challenged myself to achieve this summer.

Do you have a BIG book that you are reading? Join the fun here 

Mission Accepted: 2013 Big Book Summer Reading Challenge

Blood Red Road by Moira Young, 459 pages
Dust Lands
YA Fic-Dystopian

On Twitter use the following hashtags:

#Bookaday Challenge  

 Founder: Donalyn Miller author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild

Book a Day: Read a book a day and send out a tweet listing your book title with hashtag #bookaday. Adding a photo of your book makes it fun for others. Book a day is a great way to engage with others on Twitter and very helpful if you are new to Twitter.

 FYI: The Brain Lair
Summer Throw Down is a competition against yourself. Give yourself a book goal 
for July 1-31st. Read and reach your goal.
Tweet out your book titles and progress using the hashtag #SummerThrowDown. 
Simple, right? As of today, 120 teachers, librarians, and book lovers have signed 
up for the reading challenge.
This is the signup sheet
This is my July 3rd #Bookaday and #SummerThrowDown highlighted book: 

Because I'm Your Dad - Ahmet Zappa on Disney Video

Check out Adam's Book Challenge here

(descripton from: )
Kidlit BookDare is a monthly reading challenge. Each month there will be 4 book themes. You get to pick any Kidlit book you want to read as long as it fits the theme. Track your reading and discuss your books with others in the comments below or on twitter with the #BookDare hashtag. If you read a book for all 4 themes, post your 4 titles in the comments, and you get entered in that month’s giveaway. Oh, and there are 4 bonus themes. Each bonus theme you read a book for gets you one additional entry into the giveaway.

This was my first July themed read: 
Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies
Click on Brian's name to link to discussion guides and more resources. 

 I am also going to count "Because I'm Your Dad" for the  Bonus Challenge as my: July 28th is Parents Day. Read a book that includes parents.

Are you participating in a reading challenge? Yes, great! No? Come on and join me. I love reading with book buddies. In fact, I am reading Every Soul a Star for a #virtualbookclub that will take place on July 8th at 9 p.m. EST (that's 8 for me).


  1. Welcome to the Big Book Summer Challenge, Julee! I'm so glad you decided to join the fun.

    In fact, I read Blood Red Road for one of my Big Books last summer and really enjoyed it.

    Remember to come back and post a link to your review when you're done!

    Enjoy your books this summer!


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    1. Thanks Sue. I love your Big Book Challenge.


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