Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #7 - Reading Update

Let's make it easy this time.  All you have to do this time is post a comment on this post with your reading accomplishments for the summer.  Tell us what books you've read, what you liked the best, maybe even tell us what books you reviewed and link them if you can. If not, just be sure to leave your blog address so we can go find them.  You have until the end of Friday, July 9th to post your comment.

For example: 

So far this summer I've read:
PLAY DEAD by Ryan Brown (June 3, 2010)
NOMANSLAND by Lesley Hauge (June 18, 2010)
CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare (June 21, 2010)
ROT & RUIN by Jonathan Maberry (June 24, 2010)
PASSING STRANGE by Daniel Waters (June 25, 2010)
SHIP BREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi (June 27, 2010) IPAD

Even though I finished THE NIGHT IS FOR HUNTING by John Marsden (the 6th book in the TOMORROW Series), I didn't write the review until June.

I just finished THE OTHER SIDE OF DAWN by John Marsden and I still need to write the review.

Currently, I'm reading two books.
THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin - I'm on Chapter 20 which is 36% of the way finished.
SISTER WIFE by Shelley Hrdlitschka - I'm on Chapter 5.

I'm listening to:
WHILE I LIVE by John Marsden (Book 1 in the Ellie Chronicles)

Your turn. Remember, just post a comment.


  1. The quickest way to see what I have read so far this summer is to check my LibraryThing Summer Reading Thread. I have reviewed all of the books there on either Inside of a Dog or Ms. Martin Teaches Media. I just finished listing book #40. I'm currently reading The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy. I seem to be on an adult book run. I had been trying to alternate adult and YA and throw in the occasional MG book.


    There's mine! :) Lots of people are reading The Passage this summer.

    And I loved John Marsden growing up. Might be time for a re-read myself!

  3. The books I've read since summer started are: Vampire Diaries Book#1 and 2- L.J. Smith, Everlasting- Angie Frazier, and Sookie Stackhouse books #1-6. I just reviewed Wildthorn- Jane Eagland and I'm currently reading Rising Shadow.

  4. I've read eight books since summer began. My favorites have been The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. The others I've read are: This is Me from Now On, Goop Soup, Summer at Tiffany, A Room with a View, Anastasia's Secret, and Sea Smoke. Reviews can be found in my archives or by author on my review page.

    I'm expecting The Passage in the mail tomorrow! I have high hopes and can't wait to read it!

  5. Like most here the quickest way to find out what I've reviewed is to look at my Blog:
    In terms of what I've read so far this summer, here is some: Knit Two, Friday Night Knitting Club, Vampire Diaries Book 1, 2 ,3 ,4 & Vampire Diaries The Return book 1, and many more.
    I'm currently reading Vampire Diaries The Return book 2, Hearts at Stake, Austenland, & Leaving Paradise.

  6. I've read quite a few books this summer (my definition of summer is broad, though, so maybe I haven't read as many as I think).

    The reads that stand out in my mind are:

    Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

    Split by Swati Avasthi

    Glass by Ellen Hopkins

    Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

    These are the top reads of my summer thus far. It's been a hot one!

  7. Kathy, I love how you keep track of your reading in the LibraryThing thread. I've never seen that before.

  8. I did a post about it. it just seemed a little easier plus it allowed me to look at a list and enjoy my progress

  9. I've done a mix of my own post and a comment here. My update on what I've read in the past two weeks (since the kick-off of my first hosted challenge, the Summer Slimdown) is right here. But I read a lot more since June 23rd - Tyranny, Because I Am Furniture, Her Fearful Symmetry, Willow, and The Reader.

  10. I've read a lot of books this summer so it was easier to make a blog post listing them, which can be found here -->
    However, the ones that really stand out are all the Pretty Little Liars books; that's one amazing series.

  11. So far I have read:

    Nights of Villjamur, Mark Charan Newton -

    The Drake Chronicles 1 and 2, Alyxandra Harvey -

    Feed, Mira Grant -

    Claire De Lune, Christine Johnson (Not reviewed yet)

    The Map of All Things, Kevin J Anderson (Not reviewed yet)

    Really enjoyed all so far, except the Drake Chronicles. Which weren't bad, just didn't get on with them.

    Picking up Horns by Joe Hill next, I think!

  12. I made apost for my update that you can find here -

  13. here's a post

  14. Right now I'm reading The Passage and listening to Going Bovine. The rest of my update is in a post on my blog-Challenge #7

  15. I'm enjoying participating in this challenge and I'm also taking part in the Goodreads Seasonal Challenge. I have lots of ways I'm keeping track on my blog:
    I have pages for the challenges I'm doing and I'm posting lots of reviews. I've really devoted myself to a reading summer and I've read 32 books since June 1. Two of my favorites are Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher for YA and The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova for adults. I really enjoy reading and posting with everyone. I didn't have a chance to do the heart throbs post, but I enjoyed reading all of your posts!

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  17. Ok, these are the books I've read since the challenge started:

    The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
    Plus by Veronica Chambers
    Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
    Firespell by Chloe Neill
    Taming the Star Runner by S.E. Hinton
    Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton
    Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
    Tex by S.E. Hinton
    That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton
    Dedication by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

    I sorta went on a S.E. Hinton binge and am loving all of her stuff. Looks like I'm slowly cleaning off the TBR shelf! Yay!

  18. I love simple!

    Books I have read so far:
    Pope Joan by Donna Wolfolk Cross
    New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer
    Hector and the Search for Happiness By Francis Lelord

    Books I am currently reading;
    Moby Dick by Melville (page 400)
    Superparenting for ADD (Chapter 11, page 129)
    Shadowed Summer (page 30)

    I am participating in a reading challenge on Monday-Wednesday and hope to finish a couple more books on my list.

    You can check my label Summer Break Reading Challenge on my blog for my reviews.

  19. Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur June 2, 2010 E-Book
    Crime de Cocoa by Joanna Carl June 3, 2010
    Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender June 10, 2010
    The Ghost Writer by Robert Harris June 11, 2010 Audio (Previously published as The Ghost.
    Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast June 13, 2010
    Rooms by James L. Rubart June 14, 2010 E-Book
    I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroder June 16, 2010
    Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton June 21, 2010
    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, an Eclipse novella by Stephenie Meyer June 23, 2010
    .Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer June 23, 2010
    The Passage by Justin Cronin June 28, 2010
    Beneath A Rising Moon by Keri Arthur June 30,2010
    Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown July 5, 2010
    Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian July 7, 2010
    The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen July 9, 2010 E-Book

    These are the books I’ve read since the beginning of June.
    My favorites have been:
    The Passage
    Beneath a Rising Moon
    Shades of Midnight and
    The Surgeon
    All have been reviewed except the last two and those reviews can be
    Found at

  20. For the Summer Break Reading Challenge, I've read these books (out of a total of 22 planned):

    Read and reviewed:
    The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
    Horns by Joe Hill
    Visits from the Drowned Girl by Steven Sherrill
    Going Too Far by Catherine Alliott

    The Running Man by Stephen King (no review yet)
    Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon (no review yet)

    The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
    Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

    Reviews are on http:://

  21. I've made a post of my progress you can find it here:

    Urban Girl Reader Challenge #7

  22. Thanks for making this so easy. Since the beginning of June, I've read:

    Lies by Michael Grant **** (4 of 5 stars)

    An Expensive Education by Nick McDonell ***

    Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien ****

    The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting ****

    The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han ****

    The Pact by Jodi Picoult ****

    Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes ***** (my fav. so far!)

    Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy ***

    The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien ****

    Stolen by Lucy Christopher ***

    The Luxe by Anna Gobersen ****

    Currently reading The Passage by Cronin p. 623


  23. Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee 6/2
    Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine 6/6
    The Blind Side by Michael Lewis 6/11
    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer 6/16
    The Brethren by John Grisham 6/24
    Don’t Know Where Don’t Know When by Annette Laing 7/3
    Deception by Jonathan Kellerman 7/5

    I'm currently reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Claire.

    My favorite so far was Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

  24. My post is here: