This will be my second year to participate in the Big Book Summer Challenge, hosted by Sue of Book by Book. This is a community of summer readers who commit to reading at least one “big book” on their lists. In short:
- Anything 400 pages or more qualifies
- It runs Memorial Day through Labor Day
- You can read as many as “big books” as you want
- You can blog and/or join the Goodreads Big Book Summer Challenge group as we have ongoing discussion about what we’re reading and what’s next on our list.
If you think you might be interested in joining in, please check out Sue’s 2019 Big Book Summer blog post for full details.
This summer I quickly went through the books I own and that I have checked out. I only expect to finish 2 or 3, but I came up with the following stack of 10 books to thumb through each month:
- White Oleander (not pictured, on order) – 613 pages, large print
- Monday’s Not Coming (not pictured, Overdrive) – 439 pages
- Breakout (not pictured, ILL) – 441 pages
- Jellico Road – 419 pages
- Scythe – 433 pages
- Watership Down – 426 pages
- Becoming – 421 pages
- A Voice in the Wind – 522 pages
- All the Light We Cannot See – 531 pages
- The Great Alone – 438 pages
The ones in bold were placed on my #MustReadin2019 list back in January, so I’ll try to finish at least two of these over the summer. Again, if you think you might be interested in joining in, please check out Sue’s 2019 Big Book Summer blog post for full details, the link-up, and the URL to the Goodread’s group.