Summer Lovin’ Challenge

I’m a week late on starting this, but that’s cool, right? The Summer Lovin’ Challenge asks participants to re-read some favorite novels over the summer (21 June — 21 September). Considering I haven’t re-read a book since… a long time ago, I think this is the perfect challenge for me. I’m going to try to re-read 10 books in the next three months out of the list below.

Book pool:
Harry Potter books 1-7, by J.K. Rowling
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
In the Woods, by Tana French
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “trilogy”, by Douglas Adams
Wicked and Son of a Witch, by Gregory Maguire

Actually read:
1. Zoe’s Tale, by John Scalzi (Review)
2. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster (Review)
3. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling (Review)
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling (Review)
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling (Review)
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling (Review)
7. The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket (Review)
8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (Review)
9. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (Review)
10. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle (Review)

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6 thoughts on “Summer Lovin’ Challenge

  1. Mary says:

    I just saw the trailer for the movie version of The Time-Traveller's Wife. I hope that the book is significantly better than how fucking dreadful the movie looks. Thoughts?

  2. Alison says:

    The book is one of my favorite books of all time. It is amazing and wonderful and you should read it. 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    Perhaps I will.

    This is not exactly related, but have you ever read anything by Dave Eggers? I just saw Away We Go and I'm kind of wondering if I might love his books as much as that movie.

  4. Alison says:

    I haven't read any Eggers, but a friend of mine (who I think you would enjoy) had this to say about the movie on Twitter: “'Away We Go' is better than everyone says it is, but I might just love Dave Eggers too much.” So I presume that if you loved the movie, you will indeed love the books. In other news, I should probably get around to seeing that movie…

  5. Jules says:

    Hi there, I've been a bit behind on things, but wanted to officially welcome you to the challenge. I'm also reading the Time Traveller's wife and the last three of the HP books! Good luck!

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