Sunday, May 28, 2017

Big Book Summer Challenge

Reading by the ocean

Although I haven't been blogging a lot this year, I have been reading a lot. So when I saw that Sue at Book By Book was hosting her Big Book Summer Challenge again, I had to jump in! The goal of the challenge is to read books that are over 400 pages between Memorial Day and Labor Day (in the US).

This year, I have three books in mind for the challenge. The first two are books I received from Penguin Random House for review. The third is a book that I bought last year but haven't gotten around to reading yet.

Book cover of Carry Me by Peter Behrens Book cover of Stockholm Delete by Jens Lapidus
Book cover of The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I love this challenge because it always makes me pick up those big books that I tend to shy away from. I'm looking forward to participating. I hope you'll join too!


  1. Welcome to the Big Book Summer Challenge, Julie! I was so excited to see you are joining in again this year - I know you haven't been blogging much, so I feel honored - glad this challenge works for you! All 3 of your planned Big Books look intriguing - hope you enjoy them!


    Just a note for others: Even though Memorial Day and Labor Day are U.S. holidays defining the challenge period, anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to participate - the exact dates are listed on the Challenge page:

    2017 Big Book Summer Challenge

  2. Thanks for sharing. I might join in. :-) Look forward to hearing what you think of "The Girl with All the Gifts." I've been wanting to read that one.

    1. I think I'm going to start that later this week for your Sci-Fi challenge.

  3. The Girl With All The Gifts was a great read/listen.

    1. I just started it last night but I'm already hooked!

  4. I haven't read any of these books- but they've certainly given me ideas for my own Big Book Challenge!


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