August 7, 2014

Favorite Summer Reads

You might remember when I posted that I was participating in the Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Summer Book Challenge! I'm happy to say that I have officially finished the challenge.  I loved having a guide with categories on what to read!

 Favorite 2014 Summer Reads

The Fault in Our Stars // Gone Girl // Orphan Train // Harry Potter // Redeeming Love // R.A Dickey // The Art of Racing in the Rain // An Abundance of Katherines // Bread & Wine 

Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, 3 stars

Read a book that was written before you were born.

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, 5 stars

Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around. 

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, 2 stars

Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, 5 stars

Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, 2 stars

Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, 3 stars

Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge. 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 4 stars

Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title. 

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards, 3 stars

Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014. 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, 4 stars

Read a book written by a blogger. 

Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist, 5 stars  Review

Read a biography, autobiography or memoir.
Wherever I Wind Up by R.A. Dickey, 5 stars  Review

Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.
If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman, 3 stars 

I read things that I never would have picked up and loved them! I definitely will be participating in more reading challenges in the future! I hope to have some reviews of these books up soon!

What are some of your favorite books you have read this summer? 


  1. I love reading challenges but am never sure what to read so I like these different categories! I might need to use the categories to set my fall reading list...although I read way less in the fall than in the summer! The best book I've read this summer is What Happens When Women Walk in Faith

    1. I loved having the categories to keep me on track! I haven't read that! I'll have to add it to my list!

  2. I love that! Haven't seen a challenge quite like that. Just looking back over the books I read this summer, a lot of them would fit into those categories. My favorites for the summer were Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons & (re-read) The Giver by Lois Lowry. Can't wait to see your reviews...I've read 2 of them, but not the rest!

    1. I'll have to add Freefall to Fly to my list! Re-reading The Giver is on my list before seeing the movie! I loved having this challenge to give me categories!

  3. I love this. I'm saving this post to look back at when I get done with my current book!

    1. Awe yay! Glad you like it! I really enjoyed this challenge!

  4. I just pinned this post! I am always looking for good reads! I didn't read as much as I'd like this summer...not sure why! I recently finished "We were Liars" by E. Lockhart. It was sad, but still good. I couldn't put it down. What an awesome book challenge! Glad you posted this! :)

    1. Thank you so much for pinning this Holly! I'll have to add that to my list! Every once in a while I need a sad read, ha! Glad you liked it! :)