Sunday, May 31, 2009

30 Books in 30 Days Summer Reading Blitz

30 Books in 30 Days Summer Reading Blitz
As I mentioned in a previous post, Shauna of Reading and Ruminations is kicking off a reading challenge for the month of June, the 30 Books in 30 Days Summer Reading Blitz. Initially this was just going to be a personal challenge for Shauna, but several other bloggers have decided to participate as well. I'm hoping to put a big dent in my unread books over the summer, so this sounds like a wonderful way to accomplish that.

I'm going to stick with mostly mysteries, young adult and middle grade fiction. So far I have a very tentative list of 30 books that I'd like to read in June. I may substitute some books here and there but the list probably won't change too much.

  1. The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
  2. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (review pending)
  3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. The Sherlock Files: The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett (review pending)
  6. Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
  7. The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer
  8. The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
  9. The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
  10. The Darksmith Legacy #3 - The Colour of Darkness by Richard Dungworth
  11. The Darksmith Legacy #4 - The Depths of Despair by Justin Richards
  12. Doctor Who: Sick Building by Paul Magrs
  13. Doctor Who: Wishing Well by Trevor Baxendale
  14. Doctor Who: The Pirate Loop by Simon Guerrier
  15. Doctor Who: Peacemaker by James Swallow
  16. Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell
  17. The King's Rose by Alisa Libby
  18. They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie
  19. A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie
  20. The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins
  21. The House of Ghosts by Larry Kaplan
  22. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  23. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  24. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard (review pending)
  25. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (review pending)
  26. The Torchwood Archives by Gary Russell
  27. Torchwood: The Twilight Streets by Gary Russell
  28. Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
  29. The Lady Grace Mysteries: Assassin by Patricia Finney
  30. Paper Towns by John Green


  1. Wow.. great list. Good luck and this is going to be fun to look in on.!!

  2. I'll be doing it too!
    I'm not home at the moment, but I'm planning on posting a tentative list too once we get back!

    Your list is great, many things I'd like to read too!

  3. Woah. Ambitious much?!? all of you! I think it's awesome. Wish I could convince myself to commit to something like that.

  4. Good luck to all of you. I wish I could join you, but my Grad work is keeping me tied up with Civil War history. Sadly, right now my time is limited.
    Have fun...I'll be waiting to read those reviews.

  5. Hey Ruth, I just wanted you to know that I started a book discussion group on my website called Cafe Blue. HOpe you can visit.

  6. Good luck with your goal! I haven't read many of the books from your list, but I think the Agatha Christie titles are perfect for a challenge like this.

  7. I've only read three of the books on your list but they are great: The Secret Life of Bees, The Teashop Girls, and The Uncommon Reader. Paper Towns is also on my list. Good luck.

  8. So happy to see other people doing this challenge too. You're braver than I am though - I don't think I can list all 30 books I'm reading cause I know it'll change daily!

  9. I really admire you and Vasilly and the others for reading 30 books in 30 days. I could never do it! I will definitely cheer you on, though!