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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Another Challenge

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer Reads is hosting the
Summer Reading Challenge 2009


  1. Make a list of books you want to read this summer.
  2. Write a post with your list on your blog. (You can add to or change this list at any time during the challenge)
  3. Please post the direct link to your Summer Reading Challenge 2009 post. (so that other participants can visit and see what you are reading)
  4. You can write another post in September to let everyone know how you did.
I've still got wedding stuff to do and a family reunion coming up so I thought I'd limit myself to a 15 book list, plus ones I need to review.

My review list:
*Soft Spots: A Marine's Memoir of Combat and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Clint Van Winkle

*Magic Strikes - Ilona Andrews READ August 11

*The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective. by Andy Andrews

*The Hole in Our Gospel: What does God expect of Us? The Answer that Changed my Life and Might Just Change the World by Richard Stearns

*Falling into the Sun by Charrie Hazard

*A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi READ

(and I'm hoping for Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak and Falling into the Sun by Charrie Hazard, A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi) - received all three

The rest of my list....
1. Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters) by Susan Mallery (release date 6-30-09)
2. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (library book due 7-2, returned unread)
3. Desperate Passage by Ethan Rarick (library book due 7-2, returned unread)
4. Step by Step by Lawrence Block (library book due 7-2, returned unfinished)
5. Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton (Library book due 7-9) just couldn't wait, READ 6-20
6. Faeries Gone Wild - anthology (personal shelf)
7. Just Breathe - Susan Wiggs (personal shelf)
8. The Story of Forgetting - Stefan Merrill Block (personal shelf)
9. Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand (personal shelf)
10. Love at First Bite - anthology (personal shelf)
11. Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah (personal shelf)
12. Warriors in the Mist - Susan D. Kalior (personal shelf)
13. Driving with Dead People - Monica Halloway (personal shelf)
14. Wings - Arilynne Pike (personal shelf)
15. Ride a Painted Pony - Kathleen Eagle (personal shelf)

Rule 2 is very important so come back next month and see if I'm changed things us.

6-27: New list, all will be/are from my personal shelf:
~~ Straight from the Hip - finished
~~ Faeries Gone Wild - finished Jul 9
~~ Just Breathe
~~ The Story of Forgetting
~~ Love at First Bite
~~ Warriors in the Mist
~~ Seabiscuit
~~ Firefly Lane
~~ Always Looking Up
~~ Secrets of a Summer Night - finished July 23

~~ Wings by E.D. Baker - finished (library book)
~~ Visions of Heat - finished July 19
~~ Slave to Senstion- finished July 19
~~ Circle of Souls- finished
~~ James and the Giant Peach- finished
~~ Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.- finished
~~ Scandal in Spring - finished July 23
~~ Just One Wish - finished July 24
~~ Caressed by Ice - finished July 24
~~ Mine to Possess - finished July 26
~~ The Man from Nowhere - finished July 27
~~ The Library Card - finished July 28
~~ Hostage to Pleasure - finished July 28
~~ Mastered by Love - finished July 29
~~ Branded by Fire - finished July 31
~~ The Accidental Mother - finished August 2
~~ Wes & Toren - finished August 2
~~ The Trouble with Magic - finished August 5
~~ The Judge Who Stole Christmas - finished August 6
~~ Murder Under a Mystic Moon - finished August 9
~~ Cat Deck the Halls - finished August 10
~~ Magic Strikes- finished August 11
~~ DragonSpell- finished August 12
~~ DragonQuest- finished August 13
~~ Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes- finished August 16
~~ Wait Until Twilight- finished August 17
~~ Tempting the Beast- finished August 17
~~ Island of the Blue Dolphins- finished August 17
~~ Forever Christmas- finished August 21
~~ Room at the Inn- finished August 23
~~ DragonKnight- finished August 23
~~ DragonFire- finished August 26
~~ DragonLight- finished August 27
~~ The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society- finished August 27
~~ Dancing with Ana- finished August 30
~~ A Soldier's Choice- finished August 31
~~ Fit or Fat- finished August 31
~~ On a Wild Night- finished September 1
~~ Fearless- finished September 1
~~ Evermore- finished September 2
~~ The Awakening- finished September 3
~~ Bridge to Terabithia- finished September 4
~~ Familiar Showdown- finished September 6
~~ Temptation and Surrender- finished September 6
~~ Fairyville- finished September 7
~~ Water Witch- finished September 8
~~ Baseball Cat- finished September 12
~~ Soft Spots- finished September 15
~~ The Wedding Planner- finished September ??
~~ Casting Spells- finished September ??
~~ Broken- finished September 21


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Welcome to the challenge Gina! Looks like a great list! Yes rule #2 ... list is changing always for me too!


RobinfromCA said...

Hi Gina! I'm having fun tonight traveling around to see what everyone else is reading for Susan's Summer Challenge. My list changes too - I think they have to. My husband reads on Kindle and I read regular print - what do you prefer?


joyh82 said...

Great list, I read Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand a couple years ago for a library
book club and really enjoyed it.


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