Sunday, May 29, 2016

Big Book Summer Reading Challenge

woman reading book at beach

It's time once again for the Big Book Summer Reading Challenge hosted by Sue at Book By Book. I love this challenge because I honestly tend to avoid big books (over 400 pages) so this gives me a little extra motivation to read a couple each year.

The rules are pretty easy. You need to read at least one book that's over 400 pages from the US Memorial Day weekend (starting May 27 this year) through Labor Day weekend (Labor Day is September 5 this year). That's about it.

I have two big books planned so far. First is The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, mostly because my daughter has it out from the library right now and it will be a bit of a cheat since half the book is pictures! I figure that's a nice way to ease into this challenge!

I also plan to read The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. I'll read this one during the Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon the first week of June.

After that, I'm not sure. But I do plan to read at least one or two others. Perhaps something by Tana French or Kate Morton.

Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite big book!


  1. Welcome to the Big Book Summer Challenge, Julie! So glad you decided to participate again. Great choices for your first books - I also have a Selznick that is half pictures in my pile - not a cheat at all! ;) And we have The 5th Wave but none of us has read it yet!

    I hadn't heard about the sci-fi summer readathon - a couple of mine would fit that, too, so thanks for the heads-up!


    2016 Big Book Summer Challenge

    1. You should check out the readathon! It's an easy one.

  2. Ohh, Kate Morton would be good for me so I can count it for Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge too. I've wanted to read both Hugo and The 5th wave. Enjoy!

    1. I just read The Secret Keeper and it was excellent.


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