Summer Reading Challenge 2017

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Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Sky Alton » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:30 am

Find somewhere comfy to sit, pour yourself a cool drink, let the sun beat down and turn the first page! It’s time for the Summer Reading Challenge. The golden, lazy days of summer are ideal for making a dent in that list of books you’ve been meaning to read for a while. Wouldn’t it be great if, as well as the uplifting feeling of diving into fictional worlds, you could earn a sparkly award for all that frenzied page turning?

That is where the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge comes in. Below, you can pledge the amount of books you’d realistically like to read between July 9th and August 27th. This could be a single book or as many as 5 (or more!). Those who meet their pledged amount in the time will receive the Summer Reading Challenge Winner award.

While pledging, it would be good to keep in mind that you can’t reduce your pledge if you decide you pledged too many books. However, you can raise it to a higher number later on if you feel your reading is going well. While online fanfiction and the like doesn’t count, you’re free to re-read books, blast a few audio books or get adventurous with a graphic novel.

So we can be sure of how much you’ve been reading, you’ll need to post something around the Book Club for every book that forms part of your pledge. This doesn't have to be just a series of reviews: you might present a new author on The Bookshelf or start a conversation about something more general you noticed in several books on Between the Pages.

You'll find specific guidelines in the 'Overview' threads on each subforum but here are a couple things to keep in mind. To ensure that people get the most out of any reviews you write for The Bookshelf, we’re asking you to make your comments a minimum of 80 words long. This does not include the info about the book’s title, author or series. If someone has already started a topic about your book, author or subject, please contribute to that rather than starting a brand new one of your own. Also, make sure the review or discussion is yours and based on your own thoughts while reading: lifting a review from Goodreads or elsewhere on the internet is categorically not allowed.

Once you've made a post about a book, please edit your reply down below to reflect that and point us in the right direction with a link to your book review. You can keep track of your official progress with our spreadsheet. Remember, if you haven’t posted about it on the Book Club, the book doesn’t count. If it’s been a few days and your latest book hasn’t been edited in after you’ve posted about it, please drop Gus a line and he’ll get to it as soon as he’s able.

If you’d like to re-read one of the Harry Potter books or tackle one of the books we have read as part of our Monthly Book Discussions, then please feel free. However, we would prefer you to read another book as well as that one and post a discussion rather than a review.

Get pledging below and happy reading! (And yes, warm drinks and central heating are permissible alternatives for those of you in the southern hemisphere)
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:39 am

I pledge three books! :D

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Vanessa Tilley » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:17 pm

I pledge 5 books!

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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Hannah R Thomas » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:22 pm

I pledge 3 books :)

Edit:
Read Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead, also known for her new Trilogy: "The Glittering Court."
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29825

Read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29676

Read Blood Games by Chloe Neill
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29922
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Zai Eln » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:33 pm

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I pledge 3 books :unsure: :huh: :o :)


1. When Darkness Falls by Chandra Stafford If you're looking for a good read, I put a review on the Book Shelf
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29803


2. The Wild Wood by Julie Ann Nelson
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29861


3. Dollhouse (Dark Carousel #1) by Anya Allyn
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29862]

4. Teleport by Kevin Berry
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29894

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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:16 pm

I pledge four books. B)

edit:
Book 1 - The Family Tree
Book 2 - The Fresco
Book 3 - City of Heavenly Fire
Book 4 - Yarrow
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Shiloh Adlar » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:30 pm

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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Katelin Ross » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:01 pm

I pledge 3 books.

I wrote in the Bookshelf on my first book, The 100. The 100
I also wrote my second Book Review in the Bookshelf, Before I Fall Before I Fall
My third book review Wonder
My fourth book review Hunger
My fifth book review Tales of the Peculiar
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Kate Rosaph » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:47 pm

I pledge three books. :)

I wrote in the Bookshelf on my first book, The Heir: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29820
I wrote in the Bookshelf on my second book, The Crown: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29886
I wrote in the Bookshelf on my third book, Red Queen: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29895#wrap
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Austin Ollivander Black » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:57 pm

I pledge three books
1) Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29952


2) The First Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone.
viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29953

3) The Complete Hogwarts Library
viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29955
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Prof. Rilla White » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:01 am

I'd like to pledge 4 books!

Dystopias and Similar
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29825
Book Titles The Death Cure and The Program

Grisha Series Review
http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29879
Books Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising

So... guess I've actually posted about 5 ;) I've read a few more than that I believe but real life has gotten busy and I haven't had time to post about them.
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Pezzie Wolfe » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:23 am

I pledge to read 2 books.
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Katya Snow » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:47 pm

I'll pledge to read two books ^^
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Sky Alton » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:15 pm

It's great to see so many pledges already!

As a quick update to the requirements above, we'd also appreciate it if you could edit your pledge (IE your reply to this thread) each time you post about a book. It just makes it easier for us to keep track of your progress and work out what is part of the challenge and what isn't.
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Rowan Wildsmith » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:23 pm

I pledge 3 books!

Read Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams and posted a discussion question in Between the Pages: viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29827
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Rowan Oswald » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:28 pm

I pledge three books.

Book 1 -13 Days of Midnight Review - http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29838
Book 2 - Clockwork Orange - Joined the discussion on Dystopia's: http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29825&p=276122#p276122
Book 3 - Northern Lights - Joined the discussion on favourite characters: http://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29676&p=276123#p276123
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:39 am

Hi!!I pledge 3 books as well! :) Managed to read one book more! So my pledge changes to 4 books!

Edit:
*La Soledad Era Esto Book Review: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29821
* Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz - Author: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29839
* The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Between the Pages: viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29872
* Atonement Book Review: viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29898&p=275804#p275804
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Marie Dark » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:16 am

I pledge (two ) 2 books..... due to a busy work schedule.... :rolleyes:
1) The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher.
viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29938

2)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
viewtopic.php?f=391&t=29956
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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Bianca Delacroix » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:08 pm

I pledge to read 7 books.
That's one book a week and I already know a few that I want to start with...

Neil Degrasse Tyson, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" (Science) (currently reading, 1/3 of the way finished)
Neil Gaimen, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" (Fiction)
Alan Bradley, "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" (Mystery)
Neil Gaimen, "Norse Mythology" (Norse Mythology Stories)
Laurie R. King, "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" (Mystery, Sherlock Holmes)

The rest I will decide on later on.. I've already started the Astrophysics book, its very hard I actually went out and bought an additional book on Physics to help me understand some of the concepts but I should be ready to post about that one in a few days once I've finished it!

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Re: Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Postby Arianna Stonewater » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:28 pm

I pledge two books for now. I don't get too much "me" time!

Edit:

Book 1-Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Book 2-The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
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