In case you missed it, I launched a summer reading challenge yesterday. Or technically in Germany time, earlier today. The info can be found here.
I have made my picks, and you are totally allowed to follow what I have chosen, but I chose many from the stack of Used books I bought a couple of months ago. I won’t be giving any summaries at the moment of what the books are about because I will have a review up every time I finish a book in the challenge. So here it goes!!!!
1. Read a book written by a new female author.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, This was one of those used books I bought at the local American Library branch a couple of months ago. It’s actually in almost perfect condition. The story intrigued me, and I think I paid 2€ or less for it. It was released in 2012 but that seems to be young enough to call her a New Author.
2. Read a thriller or horror book.
Tokyo by Mo Hayder Yup another from the used book pile, but recently I have been on such a fantasy or even YA fiction kick that I haven’t read a lot of thrillers, especially not adult ones, but I would like to get back into it so that’s why I chose this category.
3. Read the first book in a series you’ve been meaning to start.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, this book is always talked about, and it is the first in the series. Ive been meaning to read this series for over a year and I am finally giving it a shot.
4. Read a fantasy novel.
Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan, I chose this one because I really enjoyed her Black Magician series. I think anyone going through Harry Potter withdrawals should check that series out. I am looking forward to this one.
5. Read an extremely hyped up Young Adult novel.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, this is my first read for the challenge. EVERYONE has been talking about this book, and the thing that actually caught my attention is that it is apparently a retelling of 1001 nights. So this should be interesting.
6. Read a classic novel.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, this category it came down to this one and the Grapes of Wrath, but this one was much smaller, and I needed something to lighten the load of all the other bigger books.
7. Read a book that has a movie or a tv series.
The Wave by Todd Strasser, this is a German movie called Die Welle it used to be on Netflix, I am not sure if it still is, but I would highly recommend it. So That’s my choice, and this one was a little harder because I have already read a lot of stuff thats been turned into movies or tv shows.
8. Read a graphic novel.
Ms.Marvel by G.Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona, HANDS DOWN the easiest choice to make. This is a Muslim lead character guys, I am so interested to dive into it, but I actually need to get it first. This may be my last read cuz I would like to get through the stuff I already own first.
9. Read a novel with diverse characters.
How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon, I chose this because of all the things that have gone on in the USA in recent months or I should say years, this really seems like an important read. I know it will probably tug at the heart strings, but this was also an easy choice.
10.Read a summer themed or beach themed novel.
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler, okay growing up The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite Disney movies, I even had the sing a long VHS and both were played often enough to destroy them. This book is apparently INSPIRED by The Little Mermaid and I needed a summer read, this fit the description and just seems like a sweet quick read.
Okay so those are my choices for the challenge. Feel free to comment below with your choices, or follow all or some of mine. It is completely up to you. Again, I just would like to say if you are struggling to find a choice, ask me!! I can totally help you.