My Summer 2010 Challenge

Happy June!  I’ve decided to challenge myself to read some or all of the books pictured above between now and Labor Day (Sept. 6).  They are personal buys or giveaway wins and have been on my TBR shelf for several months.
Have you read any of them?  What did you think?  Which should I read first?
Books Read:
1. Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
2. Where The River Runs by Patti Callahan Henry
3.  Italian For Beginners by Kristin Harmel
4.  Real Life and Liars by Kristina Riggle
5.  Your Roots Are Showing by Elise Chidley
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My Summer 2010 Challenge

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33 thoughts on “My Summer 2010 Challenge

  1. Supreme Courtship! Quick easy read that will have you chuckling out loud. Fantastic book. Italian for Beginners was on my readar screen and I just never got the book but it looked good from the reviews. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on that one.

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  2. The top one. I read/reviewed this Jeanne Kalogridis a while ago and really enjoyed it – so much so that it was one of the books to make it onto our already overcrowded book shelves.

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  3. I haven't read any of these yet, but have heard great things about Raven Stole the Moon. Good luck with your challenge…I need to do something like this – I have at least 25 books on my shelves waiting to be read!

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  4. Raven Stole the Moon is definitely one I want to read.I have given myself a monthly reading list this month, so I actually work through the books I own and finish up with all my library books.

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  5. Haven't read any of them but good luck! My wishlist is a bit more than that… I don't think I'll be able to finish it by Sept lol but this challenge is a good idea!

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  6. Diane you're crazy, sorry! I read Raven Stole The Moon and it became my favorite read of March.I'd go for it! See who you side with. Me or crazy Diane.

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  7. Thanks for the comments, everyone. I'll be reading other books along with this stack but I just wanted to put them out there to reinforce my goals.Fredamans, haha. Diane's not crazy. It just proves that every book is not for every reader. Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much!

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  8. I say put all the titles in a hat and pull one out.. I can't pick they all look so good.. I have a shelves full of books to read… I am just challenging myself to read one more book than I did last month.. so it's 12 books this month…

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  9. Kathleen, not a bad idea, lol. Good luck with your goal for June!I'm thinking I'll start with Supreme Courtship; The Borgia Bride; Raven Stole The Moon; Your Roots Are Showing. And then I'll try Kathleen's hat idea 🙂

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  10. I've read italian for Beginners and Raven Stole the Moon..loved both of them. The other ones look good…couldn't begin to tell you where to start but "your roots are showing" sounds hilarious!

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  11. I've only read Raven Stole the Moon and enjoyed it. I do own a couple of the other one's you have but haven't gotten around to reading them either. I might have to challenge myself to get to them too. haha.Have a great time reading them.♥Nely

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  12. Mary, I need to do my own summer challenge like this. I've had the same books sitting on my shelf and instead of reading them I just keep buying books or getting more from the library! Why do I do that?? lol

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    • Hi Vivienne. You’re the first person to comment on the new blog location! Thanks 🙂 Good luck to us with the summer challenge.

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  13. I haven’t read any of these books but love the idea of the personal challenge. I have purchased less than five books this year, I’m trying to get through my personal collection too.

    I LOVE the comment system on WordPress – I’m jealous!

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    • Mari, I stuck with Blogger for over two years and decided I wanted a change. I love the comment system too!
      I wish I could say I’ve only purchased 5 books this year. I’m practicing some restraint though 🙂 Good luck to us!

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  14. I haven’t read any of these, but I loved Patti Callahan Henry’s other book, “Losing the Moon” — she’s a terrific author!

    I may just have to steal your button and join you in a summer TBR challenge… I have so many books that I’ve gotten recently that I’ve set aside so that I can finish my review books first… but those other books (still very new-to-me) are calling to me. 😉

    Thanks!

    ~MizB

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  15. i need to get some summer reading done too, so I will join as well. I have a big TVR pile of at least 35 books I was hoping to get to this year and still I go to the library

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  16. I have not read any of them. I would really like to read Your Roots are Showing by Elise Chidley. I read her other book Married with Baggage earlier this year and LOVED it!!!

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  17. Hi, Mary! This challenge is right up my alley, as I have TONS of purchased books I really need to read. So I’m going to join you and try to get 10 of them read this summer! Thanks for coming up with such a great idea! Here’s my entry and book list! Cheers!

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