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Literary Ladies Book Challenge

You may have noticed.  I like books.  I like reading them. I like reviewing them.  I like hoarding them.  I don't like moving them though.  Anyway, Tuesday, I got caught up on Nadine's blog and dug a little into this Summer Reading Challenge by Kristen, Kay, and Kari.  I thought, "with a little finagling I could do this!"  So here is my preliminary list.  Which more than likely will change. 

1. A YA book (mandatory!) - The Heir by Kiera Cass.  I've read the others, but haven't pick up this one yet!

2. Non US Author (mandatory!) The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.  I've had this book since it came out, but I haven't read it yet!

3. A book that was recommended by a blogger (mandatory!) - One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1) by Janet Evanovich.   This is the perfect excuse to start this series- thanks Nadine!

4. A book that has been on your TBR list for a year or more - The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva.  On my Goodreads list since May 2014... There are 14 books in this series so far; I only have 3 including this one left to read and got distracted by other books!

5. A book with a kickass female character - Drawing Fire by Janice Cantore.  I'm cheating a little bit, but not really!  I started this on Sunday, before I knew about the challenge, but when it had gone live.  So I'm counting it!

6. A book that is or will be a movie (or TV show) -  Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison.  Not going to lie, with all the publicity this book's gotten prior to it's release.... I can't wait to read! And it's going to be a TV movie!

7. A book written by a comedian or celebrity –
The Book of Joan by Melissa Rivers.  This counts, right? A celebrity writing about her comedienne mom?

8. A book with a one word title- Diana by Andrew Morton.  Another book I've had for years, yet haven't read.  Even with my recent renewed fascination of the Royal Family.

9. A suspenseful book –  The English Girl by Daniel Silva.  No, I'm not trying to knock out those last 3 books with this challenge!!

10. A book about Summer, with Summer in the title, or in any way related to Summer-
This is going to be a surprise. A quick look at my mom's Kindle account (which is like a library for me!) shows there are 5 different books in there with "Summer" in the title.  I'm not sure if I'll pick one of those, or maybe another!

The craziest part about this challenge is that I already own 7/10 of these books!!! That'll give me a good start, if they don't get lost in the move!

Linking with The Painted Teacup


  1. Yay, you are doing the link up!!! And more importantly....YAY for the Stephanie Plum series!!!! I can't wait to hear what you think. Looks like we are going to be some reading machines this summer.

  2. I'm glad you let me know in time enough so I could join in! For a minute I didn't know if I'd have time or not with the move and everything. But it helped that I have the majority of the books on the list already!

  3. Thanks for joining us! I hadn't heard very much about a lot of these novels before your list, but clicking around now, many of them seem really interesting, especially the Daniel Silva ones. Also, Casual Vacancy has been on my TBR forever now!

  4. My father-in-law had almost all of the Gabriel Allon / Daniel Silva books on his Kindle. When I started reading them, I bought the few that he was missing, and now we keep tabs when the new ones are supposed to be out! They're quite interesting, and Silva always has notes in the back that talk about what was based off facts and actual things that happened.

    I got Casual Vacancy as soon as it came out and then didn't have time to read it, etc. I'm hoping it's good, but I'm not sure I can see Rowling writiing anything but Harry Potter!!

  5. WeinerTales7:27:00 PM

    I really need to get my summer reading list together! Some of the books on your list look really interesting!

  6. It's definitely a tall order, especially with a move and job hunt under way! On top of just ordering another book not on the list!

  7. I really want to read the Kiera Cass books!! XO -Alexandra

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  8. Chantal Bernard5:59:00 PM

    This is very helpful in creating my summer readng list! So I have heard of and many I haven't which is awesome! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me Link Party this week, I hope you will party with us again next week!

  9. They're pretty good- just don't read a whole lot into them as far as continuity and plot development. To me they are some of the best beach-reading books ever.

  10. I better get a start on them or I'll be playing catch up in September!!

  11. I'll have to check it out! I'm also not sure of the page count on any of these books! Thanks for stopping by!


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