An Update on the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Camping Tips

At the beginning of June, I posted about the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge so I thought I would give a little update about my progress. I’m very happy with the progress I’ve been making and I’ve read quite a few books that I really enjoyed.


Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge

For Beginners


Good as gold: Read a book that won a Goodreads Choice Award.

The book is better: Read a book being adapted for TV or film this year.

Short & sweet: Read a book with less than 100 pages (or a book you can finish in one sitting).
Dear Iljeawle A Feminist Manifesto in 15 Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

On the bandwagon: Read one of the most read books right now on Goodreads.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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.

Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

It takes two: Read a coauthored book.

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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.).

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars volume 4 Verily A New Hope by Ian Doescher

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.

Stranger than fiction: Read a nonfiction book published this year.

Tongue-tied: Read a translated book.

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

No place like home: Read a book that appears in your Goodreads newsfeed.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Continental drift: Read a book set on every continent.

Genre explorer: Read a book from a genre you’ve never read before.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (Western)

Reading roulette: Read the third book you see on your Want to Read shelf.

Primary reading: Read a book with a number or color in the title.

The Green Witch by Anne Murphy Hiscock

Back to school: Read a book about a subject you don’t know much about.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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