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June 22, 2015

Literary Ladies Summer Reading Challenge ~ Preliminary List!!

Happy belated Father’s Day to all fathers! I took my dad to brunch yesterday and will post pics tomorrow but since this post was originally supposed to be up yesterday I kinda sorta have to post it today. Sorry for the delay folks!!

Today (or yesterday rather) is the day we post preliminary lists. Here’s mine:

* A YA book (mandatory!) ~ Nineten Minutes by Jodi Picoult 
* Non US Author  (mandatory!) ~ The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 
* A book that was recommended by a blogger  (mandatory!) ~ Once Perfect by Cece Robson (recommended by Kerry)
A book that has been on your TBR list for a year or more ~ 12 Years a slave by Solomon Northup
A book with a kickass female character ~ Rage against the Dying by Becky Masterman
* A book that is or will be a movie (or TV show) ~ A long way down by Nick Hornby 
* A book written by a comedian or celebrity ~ Bedwetter: Stories of courage, redemption and pee by Sarah Silverman
A book with a one word title ~ You by Caroline Kepnes 
* A suspenseful book – a mystery, a thriller, a book about revenge ~ The Kill Switch by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood
* A book about Summer, with Summer in the title ~ Last Summer by Rebecca Rogers

As I stated last week, the book club will also be reading Saint Anything in July. You can read that instead of one of your categories.

How do you log your books?

There are two (extremely simple) ways to log your books:

 ~ if you are not a blogger, or if you are a blogger but you don't want to dedicate an entire post to the challenge then you can log your progress using this google form!

~ If you are a blogger, link up your post below!

On the 21st of July & August we will be doing a 'check in' post where you can link up. You can also instagram each book you complete with the hashtag #literaryladies if you do not wish to link up.

The challenge ends on 21st of September and again will be done via link up or google forms document if you are not a blogger. 

P.S. - you should also check out Kari and Kristen's lists. They both posted yesterday ... on time ... unlike me! Whoopsy daisies!

I hope you guys enjoy following along!!!
Happy Reading!

Have a great Monday guys!!

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  1. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on all of these books! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love Sarah Silverman- I need to add her to my list!

  3. Posting on Sunday is hard - I'm a day late too! I haven't read anything from your list, but I'm definitely interested to hear what you think of the book by Sarah Silverman.

  4. Looks like you have a lot of good reads here! I have You on my list too.

  5. I was hoping to be able to join you ladies but I with work I'm not too sure that I will be able to. I got three big projects coming up. Nonetheless, I look forward to hearing your reviews on the books.

  6. Oh man. I somehow missed this list portion of the project. I will post it tomorrow (better late than never).

  7. Love your list! Oh man, Nineteen Minutes. One of the first JP books I ever read. Have you read anything by her before? I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  8. I'm looking forward to this challenge. Hoping to also use it to spur my reading of "real" books again. I've fallen into the ebook convenience trap. :(

  9. You was so creepy and good. Hope you like Once Perfect. Always nervous when someone reads a book I recommended. Eek. Looking forward to what you think about it.

  10. Goodness, I bet 12 Years a Slave is incredible to read. I can't wait to hear what you have to say about these books!

  11. I forgot to do a post but filled out the google form!

    I didn't consider Nineteen Minutes a YA book. The subject was kids, but it was totally adult to me.

  12. I've never joined a book linkup before but I'm going to give this one a shot! I'll be posting tomorrow, a whole two days late - forgive me!

  13. I watched 12 Years a Slave on the plane when I went to Texas in May. I sobbed. I'm sure the man next to me thought I was having some severe, traumatic episode happening in my personal life. No, just a severe, traumatic movie that is based on a true story. I'm sure the book is even better. Have Kleenex handy.

  14. This looks like a great list! Looking forward to your reviews on them!

  15. I love The Forgotten Garden! Can't wait to read what you think of it. :)

  16. I didn't realize Jodi Picoult wrote YA too. I have to get on with my list. I'm a little behind too

    1. Lol its a little up in the air as to whether this is actually YA. Some say yay some say nay!

  17. I have yet to read anything by Jodi Picoult! Are you reading Silverman's book or listening to it? I always have a hard time reading anything by a comedian. I definitely prefer audio-books when a comedian is involved. That ways I'm sure to hear the punchline!

  18. I loved Nineteen Minutes! It was one of the first Jodi Picoult books I read! (I've read 15 and started my 16th for this challenge).

  19. I want to read some of these!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  20. I like that you chose You for that category too ... Hopefully we both enjoy it!

    I just finished my first Jodi Picoult book on Sunday, and it was better than I anticipated. I haven't read Nineteen Minutes, though.

  21. Love your list! So excited to link up for the first time! :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  22. Nineteen Minutes is one of her best but I don't know that I'd consider it a YA book. She has written some YA, specifically the ones she co-authored with her daughter (there's two or three of those, I think). You is one of my favorite books of the year so far! I hope you like it!

    I'm sharing my list on Monday :)

  23. we have some similarities in our choices! yay!

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  25. As usual adding all your books to my goodreads list haha! These look great!

  26. I posted part 1 of my list but didn't fill in a lot of the categories. I'll be updating it soon (probably tonight) with a full list to link up!


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