Im taking on the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge!

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I always love a good reading challenge and putting together this tbr made me really excited to read, more excited then I have been lately. I was pouring through my library catalog looking for books to fulfill some of the challenges.

This challenge really brings me back to the summer challenges that my library would host every year and I loved participating in them as a child.

I don’t think I’m going to finish my entire tbr but I’m looking forward to trying. Hopefully more interest in reading means more interest in blogging so fingers crossed!

Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

For Beginners

  • Actually want to read: Read a book that’s been on your Want to Read shelf for more than a year.
  • Not from around here: Read a book set in a different culture from your own.
  • In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended.
  • Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (­a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.).
  • New voices: Read a debut novel.
  • Past love: Reread a book you loved when you were younger.
  • Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit.

Expert-Level Additions

  • Stay awhile: Read a book with more than 500 pages.
  • No place like home: Read a book that appears in your Goodreads newsfeed.
  • Continental drift: Read a book set on every continent.
  • Primary reading: Read a book with a number or color in the title.
  • Back to school: Read a book about a subject you don’t know much about.


1. The Great Alone
2. Where’d You Go Bernadette?
3. The Feminist Manifesto
4. Where the Crawdads Sing
5. Crazy Rich Asians
6. Dragons of Autumn Twilight (This is my bfs favorite book and hes been trying to get me to read it for years)
7. Good Omens
8. I don’t read a lot of plays, so I just put a hold on William Shakespeare’s Star Wars parody at my library. Star Wars in Shakespeare form?
9. Four Dead Queens
10. Charlotte’s Web or Black Stallion, depends on whats in stock at my library
11. The Falconer (Scotland)
12. The Europeans Guide for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
13. The Trail of Lizzie Borden
14. The Little Prince
15. The Wife Between Us
17. Vengeance Road
18. The Art of Racing in the Rain
19. The Green Witch
20. Hidden Figures

At the moment I don’t have anything set for Continental Drift so if you have any recommendations I would love to hear them.

Do you have any summer reading goals?

9 thoughts on “Im taking on the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge!

  1. Good luck with your challenge! All your books sound amazing, and I especially want to read Hidden Figures and The Trail of Lizzie Borden, too. One play I would recommend is Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, which I found engrossing especially its character studies. For the summer, I plan to complete my Colour Coded Reading Challenge and have some books to read with colour in the title, including The Bluest Eye.

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    1. Tennessee Williams is a phenomenal playwright! I haven’t read a streetcar named desire but it’s been on my radar for a while. I hope you’re able to complete your colour coded challenge! I’ve heard a lot of good things about the bluest eye

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  2. Oh my gosh, can I just say, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single other person ever that even knows what Dragons of Autumn Twilight is??? I own, no lie, at least 20 of the books from the DragonLance series, and though I haven’t read all of them, I’ve read the original trilogy that starts with that one several times over. It was one of my favorite books growing up, so it’s really cool to see it here!

    I was going to say Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, but I’m not actually sure if it takes place on every continent because some of it is set in the future, and I don’t think it’s ever specified where those parts take place. Damn, that’s a hard one!

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    1. As soon as I read your comment I had to go find my bf and tell him what you had said, it made his day to hear that someone has read and loves the dragonlance series.

      It’s such a hard prompt but I’ll keep cloud atlas in mind!

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  3. I love this challenge, but of course I found it quite late and had to give myself a bigger window to be able to participate. But I’m really enjoying how much this challenge pushes me to read outside of my comfort zone.

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