This was my best Big Book Summer since I started hosting the challenge - I actually read ALL of the big books I wanted to read this summer! That's a first. It probably helped that none of them were really huge, but there were 6 all together, so I am still proud of myself for staying on track!
Here are the Big Books I planned to read - and DID read this summer:
- A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson, 480 pages
- UnDivided by Neal Schusterman, 464 pages
- Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, 444 pages
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, 440 pages
- One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, 434 pages
- Revolution by Deborah Wiles, 495 pages
That's 3 adult novels and 3 kid or YA novels. I chose well because these were all excellent! All in all, it was a good reading summer.
If you participated in the 2015 Big Book Summer Challenge, remember that you can still add reviews of your Big Books read this summer to the link list (scroll down to the bottom and add your reviews to the last links list on the challenge page, the one with picture icons of the books reviewed).
And, finally, the Big Book Summer Giveaway!
I used the random number generator at random.org to choose a number from the list of participants, and the winner is (drumroll...):
Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers! (they blog together so they joined the challenge as a team). Be sure to stop by their wonderful blog and congratulate them!Kellee & Ricki - you can choose any book from among these 6 Big Books - all have been read but are in good shape...and all were great books! You can read my reviews at the links:
- The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (read for the challenge last summer & enjoyed but not reviewed) - an adult novel about teen friends who meet at summer camp & how the rest of their lives unfold.
- One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, a historical novel
- Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, a popular teen/YA sci fi thriller that was made into a movie
- The Roar by Emma Clayton, a middle-grade/teen dystopian novel my son and I both loved
- The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu, another middle-grade/teen favorite of my son and I