ReReadathon and Shelf Sweeper Challenge
We are joining the fabulous Beauty and the Bookshelf and Shae Has Left the Room book blogs for the ReReadathon and Shelf Sweeper Challenge! There are two parts to this challenge and you may choose to participate in one or both. This challenge will be for the entire month of July.
ReReadathon- Reread some of your favorite books.
Shelf Sweeper- Read those books that have been sitting on your bookshelf forever and you just haven’t gotten to yet!
Elizabeth- I’m choosing to do the Shelf Sweeper portion of this challenge, since I have a ton of books on my bookshelf (from taking beta standardized tests to earn book gift certificates and paperbackswap.com) that need to be read. I’m choosing eight books so I can read 2 per week and from a variety of genres- Chick Lit, Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Suspense/Drama, and Romance. Here are my books:
1. The Little Lady Agency and The Prince by Hester Browne: Book three in a series I started at least a year ago. Time to finish out the trilogy!
2. The Moment Between by Nicole Baart: I love this somewhat unknown Christian author. I read one of her trilogies a few years ago and loved it. I’ve been meaning to read another one of her books forever.
3. Matched by Ally Condle: A series I have been wanting to start for a very long time and have heard great things about. It’s time!
4. Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot: One of my favorite authors. I was surprised to find that I don’t remember reading this book by her, even though I thought I had read all her YA books.
5. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult: Another author I have enjoyed in the past. I’ve got about 3-4 of her books sitting on my bookshelf, but I’ll start with this one.
6. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty: I have read two of Moriarty’s books and enjoyed them immensely. I love her characters; I love the situations they are faced with.
7. Just One Day by Gayle Forman: Another highly recommended book I have yet to get to.
8. The Guardian by Beverly Lewis: The third in a series, I just realized while looking this book up. It looks as if they can be easily read out of order, however. Beverly Lewis loves to write about the Amish and I have read many books by her in the past, but not this one.
Lindsey- I, too, have a zillion books on my TBR shelf, so I’m focusing on Sweeping the Shelves! I took my cue from Elizabeth, and am limiting my challenge to eight. Most of them, surprisingly or not so surprisingly, are non fiction works I’ve picked up over the last couple of years. Some I’ve started and then abandoned because more intriguing novels came along, but this time I’m committed to going all the way!
1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. I started this one but never finished it. Since I loved The Diviners, I’m sure I’ll love this one.
2. Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll. My grandmother actually gave me this one shortly before my marriage. Yeah. Namo buying me a book about sex? That’s not awkward. Not at all.
3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Soooo… I nominated this book for book club… and didn’t read it. I know! I know! I’m a terrible person and it’s a brilliant book and I need to read it before I see the movie and BLAH BLAH BLAH! I’m on it, people!
4. Searching for Alaska by John Green. I confess, I own a signed boxed set of John Green’s books, but I haven’t read any of them. A friend insisted that I need to read this one next.
5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. All I know about this book is that it is supposedly an epic work of science fiction. The same friend who suggested Searching for Alaska bought this book for me, and I know she’ll be so proud of me for reading this one!
6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. Found a battered paperback at a thrift store, and had to pick it up! Everyone gushes about how life changing this books is, so I think I need to buckle down and finish it.
7. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. This is another thrift store find, and I snatched it for the same reason. By the time the month is over, I am going to me so awesome from all these self-help books!
8. Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin. Game of Thrones, book three. Need I say more?
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