Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Book Trek!

I haven't been so great about reading this year, it's mostly because I've been beta reading like crazy, but I'm also missing out on some published books that I should've already read.

Yeah, I haven't even watched Beautiful Creatures much less read the book.

So when I heard about the Summer Book Trek I had to sign up. Nothing like the prospect of winning more books to get me reading ;)



All of the details are here and you can sign up and join the challenge here.

So what am I going to read in July?

Far World: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage



 Descendant by Nicole Giles



The 13th Reality by James Dashner



I happened to get all of these books signed while I was at LDS Storymakers and if I complete the challenge I'll be giving them away!

Here's to a summer filled with good books!

25 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

This summer I intend to get through a lot of books on my list as well.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Yay for reading! I'm on my 32nd book for the year. This is a huge deal since for the past ten years I've only managed about six books a year. I made up my mind that this year I would take weekends off and read a book a weekend. Sometime I squeeze in two if I'm lucky. I don't get much else done, but at least I'm making a dent in my TBR pile!

I wish you luck! And happy reading! I <3 reading. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the cover for Nicole's book.

I'm trying to get in more reading, but that's not easy when the kids are home and I'm also trying to finish my first draft.

Gwen Tolios said...

I'm behind on my 50 books read this year goal, summer's a great time to catch up.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

That's awesome. Good luck! Can't wait to hear what you thought of them. :)

prerna pickett said...

fun! thankfully I've had time to read, but who knows how long that will last. hope you enjoy those books.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Wow! How generous! I hope you meet your goal!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Best of luck and you're super generous.

DEZMOND said...

ooh, FAR WORLD seems interesting judging from the cover :)

L.G. Smith said...

Ooh, some good fantasy on your list. And I've been beta reading too, and trying to finish my novel, so my novel reading has really dropped. It's taking me a month to get through the novel I'm reading now. I wish I could just go sit in the backyard and read for an hour or two with a tall glass of lemonade. :)

Crystal Collier said...

Those all sound like amazing books--and one or two are on my TBR list. Things can get so crazy, but I have a monthly ready goal for when I just need a break. ("For fun" books.) I'm so behind this month. 1.5 of my 4 YA/MG joy rides. Got through my educational stack okay though. Goodness. Do you ever feel like you have too many balls in the air?

Samantha May said...

I've been reading a lot of classics this summer. I still have a ton of more modern books on my tbr list, but I always go back to the classics :D

Julie Luek said...

Summer reading is the best, except I have so many books piled on my Kindle, it's almost overwhelming!

John Wiswell said...

Wow, Far World has a very nice cover! I'm looking forward to summer reading, just as soon as I complete edits on my own novel. It's eating up too much of my mind. River of Stars, Throne of the Crescent Moon and Battle Royale are waiting for me.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Happy reading. I remember having time to do that, must get back to it...

Nicole said...

I have just gotten into my summer reading groove, and I'm SO excited! Far World looks really interesting.

Emily R. King said...

Ooh, what a fun challenge! I should sign up.

Have fun reading!

Heather Holden said...

I'm behind on reading, too. (I still haven't read Beautiful Creatures, either!) The books you plan to read in July all look amazing. Hope you enjoy them!

Livia Peterson said...

I have so many books in my TBR pile that's overwhelming me! I still gotta get through The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald!

I hope you reach your goal, Jennie. I will be rooting for you on the sidelines! And thanks for being generous ... I LOVE SIGNED BOOKS :)

nutschell said...

these are great books! I'm trying to get through a lot of books this summer too.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Morgan said...

Oooo... fabulous books, Jennie. I have one of Scott's books too I need to read! And I want to read The 13th Reality. I need to get going or fall will be here before we know it!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Sounds like a great idea! Good luck with your list of books - you can do it! :)

Karlene said...

I loved Farworld and 13th Reality. You'll want to read the rest of those two series. And Descendant is on my To Read stack. It looks good.

Shauna Wheelwright said...

I LOVED Far World!

Come visit my link at:
http://ilovetoreadandreviewbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/2013-summer-book-trek-reading-challenge.html

HAPPY READING!

Julie Dao said...

I really enjoyed the MAZE RUNNER and haven't heard about this latest Dashner book! Hope you like them and let us know what you thought of them!